bike landed today. spent a bit of time getting fitted. feels good. thanks all for the advice.
just need the weather to perk up so I can stretch its legs.
what a crock of ****. A bike as an investment? Gotta be up there with Ostriches....
All that I have read suggests they have a more road like feel. I would be cautious using a carbon bike on any trainer, though. Causes undue stresses on the carbon. I am holding off on using my fluid trainer much until I finally have a cheapy alu or steel bike for it.
Steve, i call BS on the trainer carbon bike thing.
Finished the Convict 100. Nearly killed me. http://app.strava.com/activities/7956548
My knees and legs are shot. Now have a target for next year. Not breaking my arm prior will be useful.
Great weekend overall with Tank / Osc & others at monkey farm.
On your BS call, I have discussed this with a fair few people and it is a fairly polarising issue. Many more believe it can damage carbon frames than not in my experience. Makes logical sense to me. I had my bike on a trainer when I had my bike fit and it creaked a little and I could feel the stays fighting against my shifting paltry weight. The Merida has some hefty stays, too. I could imagine those forces on a regular basis would be less than desirable. Having said that, I have used my roadie on my new trainer and felt fewer stresses and it was silent. Either way, erring on the side of caution with a $4000 investment seems to make sense to me.
HI folks been a while. Been busy and doing all sorts of stuff. Did my back in, L5 in early Nov, chiro 3 times a week for ages. first ride in Feb, crashed and broke 2 ribs, been bmx racing since.
I have a win every now and then, usually at least 1 moto each round. My son is doing well, he won 4 out of six rounds yesterday, finished 2nd in the other two. We race each fortnight and are lucky to go on the weekend off, it's keeping him hungry for it. We'll see how long it lasts, some of the dads and kids go 2 times a week after school and race fri nights and either sat or sun. I hope my boy doesn't burn out fast as I am having more fun doing this than anything.
Mrs loves it as we are out all day and she hangs with our daughter without the boy fighting for her attention.
I'm 105kg, had a srm, can almost hit 2k watts, only broke 1 road bike, only road bike I have ever used in a trainer. Not the biggest sample pool, but a pretty common story.
2 of my mates did the convict on the weekend, guy got 5th outright, his mrs won. do lots of happy laps with them around the park, pretty stoked for them, sounds hard.
here are some photos, I love photos. Probably what I can think of since I posted last.
Chris, well done for finishing that race. bugger that and yes it's Anthony, tall skinny blonde pom & Jenny, tall skinny blonde paddy. Do you know them I am pretty sure they live near you, not sure where you actually do live anymore though, haha.
Mike, I'll show you some quick pics of the bmx bikes. I had a hankering for an old school klein, hardtail or the weird full suspension frame, they cost way too much for a trip down memory lane.
old = 85/86 zeronine pro xl
mid = 97 powerlite p61
new = 11 dk pro xxl
Been busy this weekend and clocked over 100km.
Got the my first taste of Gymea Bay hills. Try Cobargo Rd and Glenhaven Rd if you're in that area. Both are pretty nasty.
Also, finally dipped into the National Park down from Waterfall. It was fun climbing back up.
“I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” - Neil deGrasse Tyson.