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post #1906 of 2048
Best advice I got was from an interview with David Millar - just do it for fun, remember you're not a pro and you don't need to do your fastest ride every time. Just set out, swing by a cafe for an espresso en route and do what feels good.
post #1907 of 2048
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Mental tips? Maybe try a change of scenery and ride somewhere you haven't ridden before. This works for me if I get bored for lack of a better term with riding. Also try and find someone to ride with for motivation, that works for me as well.

 

Yeah. Doing it for the ride is always a pleasure. I need to balance that with some trainer time where I can study though. Need to figure that out for a setup.

 

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Can you ride to work?

 

I can see the med school from my front door, so not really. I used to do it when I lived in Boston.

 

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Best advice I got was from an interview with David Millar - just do it for fun, remember you're not a pro and you don't need to do your fastest ride every time. Just set out, swing by a cafe for an espresso en route and do what feels good.

 

Yeah, again, got to balance that with studying.

Any ideas for a setup where I can study while riding the trainer? I have a decent sized external monitor on my desk. I can probably set the trainer up looking right at it, but need to figure out a way to scroll through slides. Honestly, this would be a clutch way to put in some winter base miles when I'm forced to sit down and study for long chunks of time. It'll make it so much harder to skip workouts as well.

post #1908 of 2048


Earlier this summer in the Dordogne, stunning scenery

post #1909 of 2048


Packing up ready for the off!

post #1910 of 2048
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Yeah. Doing it for the ride is always a pleasure. I need to balance that with some trainer time where I can study though. Need to figure that out for a setup.


I can see the med school from my front door, so not really. I used to do it when I lived in Boston.


Yeah, again, got to balance that with studying.


Any ideas for a setup where I can study while riding the trainer? I have a decent sized external monitor on my desk. I can probably set the trainer up looking right at it, but need to figure out a way to scroll through slides. Honestly, this would be a clutch way to put in some winter base miles when I'm forced to sit down and study for long chunks of time. It'll make it so much harder to skip workouts as well.

If you can do two things at once like that then you're a better man than me. I'd keep them separate and look at it like this:

- I do my best thinking on the bike or whilst running - issues seem to resolve themselves, I work out problems, etc

- the cycling/running is very relaxing and puts me in a better mood for work

- life is full of compromises - I am never going to be the athlete I was in my twenties, but I can still keep in good shape if I balance things out

-> so I would keep the two activities separate and personally I would get more out of them both in the long run, albeit the absolute mileage I did would be lower.
post #1911 of 2048
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Earlier this summer in the Dordogne, stunning scenery

Sweet ride + great location.
post #1912 of 2048

Thank you.

 

I've also got a Cannonade CAAD10 with Campagnolo Record and Lightweight Carbonsports wheels plus a Cervelo R3 also fitted with Campagnolo. I'll post pics when I get some time.

 

Love the Canyon though, probably the best Aluminium frame I've owned and the fit / geometry for me is perfect.

post #1913 of 2048

I love my CAAD9, but I've always had a soft spot for canyon's because they were super rare/hard to get when I was racing.

post #1914 of 2048


I had to get my hands on a CAAD after reading all of the glowing reviews and I agree, it's a great frame. Shame about the new CAAD12 though as for me only being a shorty @ 5'6 on a good day, the frame is no longer sloping so from an aesthetics point of view, there wouldn't be enough seat post showing which would ultimately make the bike look too big even in a size 47 which is the smallest they do. 

 

I've been riding / racing for the last 25 years although not racing much these days and have ridden every frame material apart from Titanium. Long list of bikes including handbuilt Harry Quinn's in 531c tubing, Pinarello magnesium Dogma, Carbon Fondriest, Alloy Vitus, Specialised Tricross, Lots of steel handbuilt frames, track bikes, mountain bikes, BMC carbon SLR01, Giant TCR Carbon, and lots more beside...

post #1915 of 2048
Well I love my insurance company. The check is in the mail and will be sufficient to replace all three stolen bikes. I am still going to hold out for a bit to see if the bikes turn up because that would be easier than going out any buying new ones but if they don't turn up at least I won't feel bad about blowing money on bikes.

I need to do some demoing to figure out which of the three Ibis mountain bikes will work best. Now that there are no 26" XC bikes in their lineup I have absolutely no idea which bike would be best for my riding style and local terrain. I'm 99% sure I'm going to stick with Ibis for the mountain bike, just love that company and what they make.
post #1916 of 2048
Been riding my Peloton spinning bike a lot lately with the rain here - the pro cyclist led classes are pretty great.
post #1917 of 2048
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I had to get my hands on a CAAD after reading all of the glowing reviews and I agree, it's a great frame. Shame about the new CAAD12 though as for me only being a shorty @ 5'6 on a good day, the frame is no longer sloping so from an aesthetics point of view, there wouldn't be enough seat post showing which would ultimately make the bike look too big even in a size 47 which is the smallest they do. 

 

I've been riding / racing for the last 25 years although not racing much these days and have ridden every frame material apart from Titanium. Long list of bikes including handbuilt Harry Quinn's in 531c tubing, Pinarello magnesium Dogma, Carbon Fondriest, Alloy Vitus, Specialised Tricross, Lots of steel handbuilt frames, track bikes, mountain bikes, BMC carbon SLR01, Giant TCR Carbon, and lots more beside...

 

I'm sure it'd look like a bike in the 80's. Fistful of seat post. With the stem down low enough, it'd look great.

 

One of my favorite frames is a 1984 Trek 760 I have made from reynolds 531P. I'm so tempted to sell that frame since I bet it's got a lot more nostalgia for someone else. The frame rides beautifully though. I also have an 94 trek 560, touring frame, which is really cool as well.

post #1918 of 2048

post #1919 of 2048
Ultegra wheels on the way. $260 shipped, why not.
post #1920 of 2048
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Ultegra wheels on the way. $260 shipped, why not.

 

Where'd you get them for that much?

Or are you talking about open pros on ultegra hubs?

 

Edit: Just saw they were 200 shipped at chain reaction cycles.

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