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Old 10-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #1001
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What an amazing day for riding today. Road richmond to cypress and back with a big wig at work today. Was epic.
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getting a work out and brownie points at the same time, nice!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #1002
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Rode the Malahat (On the island) and up a road in the Shawnigan Lake area. 50km, max speed 80.5km/h on the way down. Legs are feeling good, lungs feel like I smoked a pack a cigarettes, and I don't smoke! Need to work on the old cardio I think!
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Damn 80km? That's scary.

It was my first time up cypress so I wasn't all to comfortable bombing down the hill. We went 68km max down one of the stretches
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Do you guys have a recommendation on a wireless Cadence computer? An affordable small one?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:43 PM   #1005
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i use the cateye wireless strada or something...got it for about $40 online somewhere. pretty accurate reads I'd say!

edit: sorry I the cateye strada doesn't have cadence. I think you can get one for sub $80 though.

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Just bought a wired one from MEC, not sure what I was thinking. They have a wireless version with cadence (optionional piece required) for around $30. The wired version works great, I will be upgrading. I believe the brand name is Fitzer?
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^^ thanks guys. tbh i'm not sure if i need cadence?

I guess I'm more concerned about speed. I've been a bit reluctant going on group rides b/c most clubs post up their average cruising speed of 30km/h

I'm sure I can do that speed, but I just need to make sure I'm there before i go and end up getting dropped or something lol

[edit]: and also it'll help to know how fast I'm going downhill =/

I'll look into the cateye ones. They looks fairly affordable!

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:26 AM   #1008
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I have the Cateye Double Wireless (it has cadence). Got it online for ~$80.

Also it's far easier to hold a certain speed in a group compared to solo. Drafting is magic.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #1010
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did a quick iona run after work. damn the sun drops so fast. temperatures drop even faster!
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would you guys recommend getting a computer?

currently im just using my iphone and the endomondo app.

im pretty recreational biker so not into any racing or anything.
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did a quick iona run after work. damn the sun drops so fast. temperatures drop even faster!
Are they still doing construction? I gotta do an Iona / Richmond speed run on the CAAD10 soon!
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^^ thanks guys. tbh i'm not sure if i need cadence?

I guess I'm more concerned about speed. I've been a bit reluctant going on group rides b/c most clubs post up their average cruising speed of 30km/h

I'm sure I can do that speed, but I just need to make sure I'm there before i go and end up getting dropped or something lol

[edit]: and also it'll help to know how fast I'm going downhill =/

I'll look into the cateye ones. They looks fairly affordable!
Cadence is great to have especially when you get more advanced, even more important than speed IMO. I think I recall reading somewhere that 100rpm is the most efficient cadence, and you adjust your gearing to keep yourself in that sweet spot especially on longer rides where you are bagged and just trying to get through or feeling lazy and end up spinning.
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Rode the Malahat (On the island) and up a road in the Shawnigan Lake area. 50km, max speed 80.5km/h on the way down. Legs are feeling good, lungs feel like I smoked a pack a cigarettes, and I don't smoke! Need to work on the old cardio I think!
Solid ride! Going up the hat on a bike looks tough.

I got a used commuter bike with skinny tires and recently gave my commute a try. Langford (West Hills) to Victoria (Uptown) in about 55mins on the Galloping Goose and 1hr after work. It's 15km each way. I am commuting once a week and will try riding more. Riding in the morning on the goose is really nice and relaxing.

Eventually I want to be able to commute this way (30km a day) plus a 1 hr workout at the gym.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #1015
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Are they still doing construction? I gotta do an Iona / Richmond speed run on the CAAD10 soon!
did you pull the trigger on one?! no construction since it was after 6pm, but the roads are still messed up.

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Eventually I want to be able to commute this way (30km a day) plus a 1 hr workout at the gym.
That's pretty much what i did over the summer (possibly continuing into the fall). I started dropping weight faaaast so i had to start taking weight gainer lol
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did you pull the trigger on one?! no construction since it was after 6pm, but the roads are still messed up.
I paid my deposit on a CAAD10-4. It's at the shop. It's up to me now to go to Pacific Multisport to pay the remaining balance and to get fitted. Too many things have come up and got in my way.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #1018
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Naked aluminum or matte black bbq is the best colour for that bike for sure. Good choice. Sexay.
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Wow nice ride bcrdukes congrats!

You gonna break that in in the rain? Hehe.
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hehe, i'd be more inclined to trust a $16k dogma doing that than my $2k carbon bike lol

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[edit]: u can use wd40 like that????
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