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Old 05-31-2016, 10:36 AM   #6676
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i like those cliff blox gummies. i pop one or two every 30k or so if i'm feeling a bit low, otherwise its a some sort of dense bar (cliff, vector, etc) that gets nibbled on as the ride goes.
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Old 05-31-2016, 03:18 PM   #6677
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For myself it depends on distance and effort.

Generally...

30-40km I don't carry anything except water
40-60km banana
60km - 100km banana, cliff bar, gel 1 , coffee stop (snack + coffee)

As to what to eat, depends on how sensitive your stomach is. Keep in mind, when you're putting out big distance and it's a tough day out there, REAL food like home made rice cakes will go a long way!

Lots of great recipes out there for on-bike snacks

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how often do you guys refuel during rides? i hit the wall for the first time this weekend, not a feeling i want again

gels? bars? naturally sweetened options?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:20 PM   #6678
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For longer rides, I usually bring an energy bar or two and a gel or two.

Pre-rides, especially for the longer rides, I eat a bowl of oatmeal and a banana for breakfast. Buy the steel cut oats! I like the texture of those better

I've resorted to the recipe below for energy bars and it tastes quite good actually.

As for gels, i'm a big fan of these Born Super Liquid Gels since they taste good but mainly because they're easy to consume since it has a liquid-like consistency. You can pick these up from Power2Max's office in North Vancouver. I believe they are the official distributors for this sports supplement among other things.
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ditched the romin?? (was it a romin? can't remember. i just know it was baller and light)
Old saddle was a Selle Italia Flite. It is not baller.

My first saddle was a Specialized Ronin but I got rid of that one a long time ago.
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i don't ride that long, maybe 2h on average, but mostly on hills.
i eat something after about 45m-1h, then again every 20-30m. just a gel or two since its the easiest to put down.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:04 AM   #6681
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If I ride long, I put a fizzie tab in my water bottle, helps with getting rehydrated. I carb up a few days before too and pack something with a lot of nuts in it. Roasted almonds are amazing.

I crave deep fried food after a nice sprint. Dunno why. I usually try to avoid those cravings.
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If I ride long, I put a fizzie tab in my water bottle, helps with getting rehydrated. I carb up a few days before too and pack something with a lot of nuts in it. Roasted almonds are amazing.

I crave deep fried food after a nice sprint. Dunno why. I usually try to avoid those cravings.
hahaha, weren't you craving like every kind of food last time? Ramen, fried chicken, McDonald's, etc...
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hahaha, weren't you craving like every kind of food last time? Ramen, fried chicken, McDonald's, etc...
Haha, pretty much.

I really should start bringing water now that it's getting hotter.
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60 km of small hills and i just pack 3 granola bars. I do that 4 days a week. I've never tried gels, is it worth getting?

i guess pre-meals does make a difference.
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:02 PM   #6685
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Anyone here doing the 4 peaks for Parkinson's this weekend?

Just giver 4pd - 4 Peaks 4PD
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:17 PM   #6686
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That link shows its changed to the 26th?

Edit: Nevermind, that's "if" it rains isn't it?
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Yes that's the rain date. It's a go for this Sunday. Done the ride in the past. Great cause. Lots of fun. And the pizza at Novo is nice at the end
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hey guys

looking at upgrading my wheel set to the zipp 60, thoughts on these?

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They are the old Zipp 404s before they became full carbon and got the Firecrest shape. At 1825g, are pretty much boat anchors, but on the other hand, they are a deep wheel and should give some serious aero benefit. The newer Firecrest 404s should be both less drag in a straight line and less affected by cross winds trying to blow you into oncoming traffic. They are very narrow which is certainly the opposite of what most are trying to do these days as wider wheels with slightly larger tires have demonstrated that they are not only more comfortable, but actually faster in most circumstances.

What is your typical riding pace and type - group, solo, mostly flats, hillclimber...

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^ I will disagree with the above.

I have the Zipp 60's. They are the new version of the old 404's, have dimples, a carbon ferring and alu brake track.

I have also owned Zipp 404 firecrest full carbon as well, for a short period of time. I sold them, and bought the Zipp 60's instead because the firecrest's braking performance was pure dog shit.

The Zipp 60's brake tracks are alloy and performance is spot on regardless of weather. And you can be confident that you can drag the brakes indefinitely downhill without the fear of your clincher tires blowing off the bead in 35*c+ weather. I bought the 60's because I've never trusted carbon wheels in high heat (ex// Penticton Fondo, Levi Fondo), I've seen enough of my friends blow beads and warp their carbon wheels

Sure, the wide profile of Firecrest's are marginally better in cross winds, but in real world performance, I never feel like I'm getting blown to bits. I'm 150 lbs soaking wet.

I ride the 60's for everything... Crit racing, hill climbs, fondos, flats, high heat etc. I don't find them heavy.

300-400 grams extra, that is less than 1lb difference between the 60's and the full carbon firecrest's.

Go take a piss and a dump and that's about the weight difference.

Now if you're talking Firestrike, that's a bit different.

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Obviously u can see I favor aluminum brake tracks lol. But to clarify i do like to ride hills and rollers so for descending I favor braking performance over being lightweight

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looking at upgrading my wheel set to the zipp 60, thoughts on these?

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I prefer aluminum brake tracks over carbon. The weight savings isn't worth it.
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i prefer aluminum over carbon in general. because i can't afford it.



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GT Grade Alloy 105 - Cap's Westwood Cycle, pedaling good clean fun for over 80 years

i dont even understand how you can make a bike with 105 this cheap
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i dont even understand how you can make a bike with 105 this cheap
That's got to be a misprint. They have the Claris version for $999.99. You should try buying the 105 bike for $700.
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That's got to be a misprint. They have the Claris version for $999.99. You should try buying the 105 bike for $700.
Good eye ... here is Sportchek listing of GT Alloy 105 at $1600.00
https://www.sportchek.ca/categories/...331948302.html

Could be a real steal if you force them to honour that $700 price!

On GT USA website, bike lists for $1410 - http://www.gtbicycles.com/usa_en/201...rade-alloy-105
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I convinced a friend to order it and he did. Will see if the order goes through.

EDIT: Yep, Westwood replied saying it was a pricing error. Here is their response:

Dear XXXXX

Thank you for shopping online with us. We have been in contact with our GT warehouse representative today regarding this specific bicycle as an error in the pricing was brought to our attention today.

Our representative is working to correct this error (and we have finally just gotten it off our website), and offered us the bicycle at a reduced retail price of $1375.00 for any sales that went through before we got it removed.

If you are still interested in this bicycle at the corrected price please let us know, What we would do is apply the Paypal amount as a deposit and the balance would be due at pickup. Alternatively we would cancel the order and void the paypal authorization.

Please let us know if you are still interested in this bicycle.

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I convinced a friend to order it and he did. Will see if the order goes through.

EDIT: Yep, Westwood replied saying it was a pricing error. Here is their response:
Good to know! I was going to order one or two and flip them for $1200 or something ... haha.
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604- Were you at Westminster and Garden City last night around 6ish? I thought I recognized the Cervelo with the Zipp Wheels

If anyone is in the market for a new 11 speed gruppo, Probike Kit has the Shimano Ultegra 6800 11sp on sale for $715.49 with an additional 10% off. The discount effectively lowers the price to $643.95 CDN!

Compact 50/34

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Was going for a short jaunt with my gf around Richmond
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Anyone know where's the best black /blue book on bikes for GVRD?
I know there's a website somewhere but it's usually USD only.

Just don't want to be raped by someone who has great parts of a bike but extremely old frame which doesn't justify the value. thx
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