Post pics from tour latest ride, we like to see the bike and the ride if possible. Also don't be lazy, tell us something about the ride, it can be anything you like, perhaps a seemingly meaningless detail about the conditions or something more fleshed out relating to the general atmosphere of our ride and any adventures that may have resulted. You can even tell us about your bike. Look, it's up to you, just put a bit of effort in and you are more likely to collect some valuable (You)'s, which is after all the only fucking reason any of us come to this God forsaken hell pit.Today I went cross country, using only small tracks and when necessary, picrel shows my bike at the ford where you can ride across the stream without getting your rims wet.last thread - >>1897869
thefurther,,,from home,,themore the chance of rain.
i rode my bike today :)
>>1915039me too, just to the store and a friends. its so gorgeous out
>>1915039>i rode my bike todayto spin both my wheelsfreds say I'm insanewhen I say "steel is real"
I coincidentally found this random photo of yesterday's Mass that has me in it in bikebard mode.>>1914994it looks so green this year>>1915039good man, do it again today>>1915041it is truly nice outside>>1915109hi Tsunami
Been out every day this week, sorry no pics because I don't have a smart phone, I have cameras but the smallest is pretty big and it's too much hassle taking it out, not to mention risky.Weather has been sublime, I just head out with no clear plan or destination in mind and ride until I feel like I want to head home. I'm fortunate to live in a medium sized town which is moderately bike friendly, but there are a lot of trails around if you know where to look, so once you hit the perimeter you can pretty much forget about cagers.Today I went to a nice park via these lovely Victorian cobbled alleyway, once across the park I cut through an industrial zone which was pretty much empty and then followed an old disused railway track. Splendid.
>>1915347Your description of your ride is as good as a picture
>hot summer day>get home after a long ride>rub finger under balls and take a deep sniffYeah I'm thinking we're back
>>1915300Hi. Tfw no critical mass here…
Light rain for the ride home tonight, but I was smart enough to bring my shoe covers so it was a pleasant ride back. Even when its warm I hate riding with soaked feet.
>>1915453thank god I'm not the only one who does this
letting my pale feet get some sun, too. clipless riders can only imagine the breeze on their toes.
I'm gonna post some pics from my yesterday's ride.
It was about 70km ride, and I had to push for only 1 kilometer
The 20km descent, from the peak through entire mountain valley, it was amazing. The fastest speed was 63km/h
>>1915635Clipless sandals exist
Found a nice spot today.
>>1915796That's a nice picture. The glint on the top tube makes the bike look really good.
Starting to become a regular ride for me, borrowed the Fuji since I bent the front derailleur on my new (to me) bike. GP5Ks are on that now but probably going back on this Fuji since they rub on that older frame. Super sunny warm day, that was rather nice. Having to put on sun screen these days, will need to put even more ice in the bottles for these longer rides. New flashlight works pretty great and have been happy with the GoPro setup.
went on a ride with my friend to help her gain confidence riding on the road. We went to Walmart (I'm more of an HEB guy,) because it's close to her house. It feels like I'm going shopping with my wife whenever we go to Walmart together. pic related is my bike at my house.
Things were surprising dry despite all the rain we got last night. The goats are back again this year for weed control on the hill with the mtb trails.
>>1915635>sandalmen can only imagine proper bike control
>>1915890those are very pretty goats, what country is this?
are there any fast people on /n/?can someone explain how to fix my retarded power profile?I always get pretty decent w/kg for 5 and 20 min power (4.8 ftp) but I cannot ride more than 60 miles without dying
>>1916024maybe you're just not meant to be fast.
>>1916024pace yourself dummy
>>1915797Thanks, I'm not a fan of shooting against the sun, though.
>>1916025I have a couple KOMs on 5-10 min climbsI am slower than a grandmother on flats
I tried a few ebikes at the LBS since they were giving away stuff for test rides. Different models behave very differently. One of Treks lower end models the Dual Sport+ has a 1-2 second lag before the assist kicks in. Kind of pointless not having assist from a dead stop. Another one I tried from iGo was so aggressive with the assist it didn't give you a chanced to get settled before taking off. A Trek hard tail 3x the price of their entry level one had nice power from the start but kicked in more naturally.
>>1916024do some zone 2 sometimes
>>1914925Went on a 19km bike ride last weekend. Went down to the park and back. Weather was really nice and was my first time taking a bunch of the gravel park paths in my area. It's been a while since I went out so I'm really happy I was able to go for a ride.
Dusty on the way home. Light wind so the dust just hovered in the air above the gravel roads. Mosquitos getting bad so I try not to stop long.
so I've put off replacing my chain for two years and now I want to show everyone what 20-25k miles on a fixie chain looks like. What started as laziness turned to neglect when I realized I had to replace the whole drivetrain, now has turned into a challenge of how many miles I can get out of one chain. It's so old it evolved itself into a low friction floating chain... I don't think it has much life left.>"it's not tracc slacc, it's so old it'll bind if any tighter"
>>1916205What material are your chainring/cog? What chain is that? What maintenance do you do? So many questions!
>>1916112most ebikes have a little bit of lag because they measure your cadence. I use the throttle to help me move from a full stop and that fixes the problem.
>>1916210Chainring I rotated between 3 sets for ratio purposes. This 48t is 6061 aluminum, same with the 47t, but the 46t is unbranded chinesium steel chainring that has an absurd amount of miles on it that I can't give you an exact number. The rear sprocket is an Origin8 cromoly 16t that is so worn the teeth are becoming hook shaped, installed at the same time as the chain but a few thousand less miles while I ran a chinesium 17t over the past winter.Maintenance? I kind of don't lol. I just oil it up on top of oil when it starts getting noisy and dry with whatever oil I find in the garage, currently 80w gear oil. That's usually about every two weeks and a perfect time to adjust chain tension. Under normal conditions (not completely worn out parts) I like my chain tension set to 2-3mm+/-. When it gets real grimy, I just use an old toothbrush to scrape everything then add more oil lol. It's kind of really messy but it's really smooth. Surprisingly smooth and fast despite the condition of the drivetrain.
>>1916210Oh and the chain is a KMC K710 1/2"x1/8">the kool chain
>>1916024Nutrition, the hard truth about riding like an athlete is needing to fuel yourself like one. To pull a decent 1h FTP run, you're going to need to cut liquid sugar garbage and processed food from your regular diet and switch to eating primarily fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans/nuts, meat, and dairy, a proper balanced diet, no meme diets, no processed garbage. Then you're going to have to maintain this lifestyle and results won't show until at least a month but really it takes like half a year before your body fully flushes all the garbage away.How you fuel yourself is key for not feeling like shit when you ride hard.
>>1916222This sounds like bullshit
I rode up a mountain today for the first time. Was disappointingly short despite how relatively slow I was so I went for another lap. 11 miles (with descents) and 1900 ft elevation gain was were I left it today since I came late and I didn’t want to go until actual sunset. Low gearing on this bike compared turned out to be crucial, would have died otherwise on my normal ride.Honestly first go I felt pretty great and proved to myself I’ve definitely improved and have been underestimating my FTP lately. Second go of course was worse and I felt more like the fat Fred I am.
>>1916227How so? Half of what makes professional athletes so strong is their diet. You can't eat garbage all the time and expect to perform like the pros. Eat garbage, be garbage. It just how it is.
>>1916232From your post I got the message that somehow you'll improve just by changing your diet, surely that isn't so, but it's just something complementary to training? Maybe it's just me though
>>1916235Training is important but amateurs tend to make the mistake of prioritizing training over nutrition when nutrition is just as or more important than the training itself. Think of it like this, you need fuel to perform and recover, how can you train if you aren't fueled? Even if you're not serious about training, eating right increases baseline health so much, it solves general fatigue, a problem many people struggle with because their baseline health is so bad from eating garbage all the time. Now when you're putting extra requirements on your body by exercising hard, regardless of whether that's cycling, running, or lifting, or blue collar construction work, it requires extra nutritional considerations or you will feel like garbage when at the body's limits.A 1h FTP test is going full gas for an hour, the hour of power. That requires a strong balance of physical, mental, and spiritual hardening and eating good helps that significantly.
>>1916238when I was in the best shape of my life back in college I'd do bottle of wine a day and live off greasy pasta. Those were the fucking days. Now I have enough money and mental health to eat up to excellent standards but it hasn't really done anything to my performance. Granted my weekly mileage is like half of what it used to be, 400 to 200
>>1916262How fast are you? 200miles is plenty to me, started cycling more seriously last year
>>1916227it isthe best carbohydrate for endurance is maltodextrin i suppose its good to "eat healthy" for pre ride meals and cutting out junk there, but when actually riding you need fast acting carbohydrates which are regularly found in junk food, candy...eating a banana an hour into a 3 hour ride won't do muchbut eating a bunch of airhead taffy's will since it's a lot of maltodextrin
>want to ride>ringworm on handsi am going to say the n word
There you go, my sunday ride was a ring going from my side of the valley to the other side, above the low mountain and then back by goin around them. A total of 70km and 1200 meter of total climbs. Took me 3 hours with only a couple stops for peepee and water bottle refill.
>>1916442Take immediately anti-fungal medications. Who passed you the blody fungus?
>>1914925From my way home on my commute. Weathers been so beautiful lately fellas.
Night climbs are comfy. Got a stare down from a boar, was probably blinded by my helmet light.
Thunderstorms the past few days so no riding. I should be able to get out early tomorrow morning while its cool. With all the rain it will be brutally humid in the afternoon.
What did he mean by this?
>>1917171I was just thinking about buying those exact tires. They look great on your bike>>1917322beautiful
I really love riding bicycles!
Very humid last night, unpleasant whenever I wasn't moving. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the gravel roads were completely dry despite getting over 2 inches of rain the day before. I think it helps when the rain is in the evening / night and it gets a chance to run off / soak in before people drive on it. When we get a heavy rain during the day the vehicles churn up the clay and create ruts that water will pool in.Today it is brutally hot and humid. Would suck riding during the day today as sweat wouldn't evaporate.
Fuck me. It's gonna rain most of the week according to the current forecast. I'll still go out and get some miles in but it won't be as enjoyable, no photos of the scenery either. Even today I'm going to wait until the intermittent showers pass because I was thinking of doing the mountain again.
I should photograph my bike more often, but i like birds more
>>1918041That's a nice shot
>>1918041birds are awesome, I could bird watch all day, amazing creatures. For me, it's the urban sparrow
it finally happened bros...>riding along suburban road>rolling hills>90 degree Texas heat>only 10miles into ride, can feel the heat baking my skin>sips water "ill just go easy for a mile to cool down">boomer in basketball shorts and an underarmor shirt whizzes by me>he's leaner than me>smiles and waves at me just to rub it infeel like riding off the side of the earth :(
I was turning really sharp today and almost got myself into a low side slide when my rear tire gave out for a fraction of a second before catching traction again