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I am big fan of the show, and wanted to give you a virtual ::High five:: on a job well done.
I love all the episodes so far, but wanted to make a suggestion, that hopefully we can hear soon.
Myself along with a lot of my riding buddies, ride track bikes, and would like to see if you guys can have some input on that form of cycling in some aspect or another.
I am really starting to take my cycling to the next level and slowly learning training, ie, nutrition, racing, sprints, etc. I gather alot from your all’s episodes, but maybe you guys can put some time in on Track Cycling, learning speed, sprinting, how to become better, etc.
Either way great job, and all of us from Austin, TX dig the show.
It’s always good to hear from Austin, Texas….man I really miss living there at times. What a fantastic city.
Anyway, thanks for your input. We try not to sway from road cycling, but we could definitely do a show related to what you wrote and would be something you can use for your track cycling.
On the topic of group rides
Let me say I have been back on the bike for two years , I was never a group fan when I was in shape when I got back on the bike this time I was at 330lbs I’m down to 198 I have found my fellow group riders to be the biggest reason for my lost weight . It’s the encouragement I received and the support, the sharing of info while out on my rides . I was lucky to find a group of riders who made it a point to not let me get discouraged . Show me how to be a better rider and have the patients to let me come up through the group I was even give a cool nick name ( yo -yo ) I would like to see more group riders take on the roll of mentor and coach I think in the end both people become better riders. Maybe you guys can do a show on this aspect of group riding. I will throw out the first tip as new rider joining the group you need to check the ego if some one like Chris in my case wants to share his knoll age you should be willing just listen and try to apply what is being taught if it works for you great if not try the next tip . So I hope this gets the ball rolling great show I have finally found a real use for my I pad keep it up guys
Hi William, or should I say Yo-Yo?
Thanks for your message and we’re happy to hear that you found such a great group to ride with. I think that is fantastic and a good idea for a show. Thanks also for the tip.
Saying that you found a real use for your ipad is a huge complement….thank you.
Hi Darryl, Rob, and Victor,
I’ve been listening to your show for over a year now via iTunes. I’m almost caught up to present time. I ride a hybrid bike today on a 10-mile circuit on weekday mornings. Even though I love my current bike, I want to move to a more performance bike. One thing that gets me is the rolled handlebar. I’m 56 years old and don’t want to be hunched over for my ride.
I went to a local bike shop last weekend to look at performance fitness bikes. The shop guys pushed me hard toward carbon fiber frames. I remember the show on buying a road bike, and I believe you guys said carbon would not withstand a lot of wear and tear. Or, at least, that it was easy to damage through normal use. I mentioned that and the shop guys went crazy telling me how durable carbon fiber is.
Can you clarify or help me understand why, or why not, a carbon fiber frame is good for me? This bike will only be used on road or bike lane surfaces.
Thanks, and I really enjoy your show!
Carbon is durable if you are just riding the bike under normal conditions. But it can be easily damaged in a crash or other mishaps. More so than other materials. Dont worry too much about the material just get the best bike you can afford. Just because a bike is carbon does not necessarily mean it will be lighter or ride better than another material. If you are spending below 1500 usd you will probably get a better bike overall if its made of aluminum or steel. Hope this helps
Thanks, Victor. Very helpful. I’m not going to venture into carbon now. I appreciate the quick response!
Hey guys. Just wanted to pass on cudos to you. I’m loving the podcasts and getting some really good information from them. I’ve made two purchases for my cycling in the last year, both on your recommendations. The first was the Sole inserts and socks. WOW! Talk about a great purchase! The shoe podcast made all the difference in the world. I never realized how much difference a shoe insert would make. The seconds was the Sufferfest.com videos. Made a big difference in the indoor workouts. I had a chance to get out with the folks I usually ride with for the first time this season. Great ride and I was able to kick some butt as we rode. Keep the podcasts coming. I’m learning a lot and now I’m addicted.
Hi Dean, thanks for writing in. It’s great to hear that our podcasts are helping you become a better cyclist. That is our number one reason for doing the shows and we love getting feedback like this.
Been doing more and more riding on busy roads and would like to try mirrors for my road bike but after reading a number of reviews, doesn’t seem to be a good one out there that doesn’t move or fall off. Have you guys ever found one you think is good. I’ve tried the ones that attach to sunglasses and helmets but seem to be too distracting . In any event I know if there is anywhere to get good advice it’s right here. Thanks for all your wisdom and advice!
Thanks for the q. Many people use them and I have heard that many like the “third eye brand”. I personally dont use though.
I love the show. I drive a truck and take my bike with me and ride whenever and wherever I can find the time. On my time at home I have taken up buying bike parts on eBay and have been assembling them when I get everything together. I just finished a Fondriest Aluminum road bike with Campagnolo Centaur parts and found that it is the best riding bike I have built so far. I usually build mountain bikes and sell them to friends. Is there a market for this and would others like to have custom built bikes?
That is awesome. I am sure you could find friends and others to buy those bikes. There is a good market for decent used road bikes under 1k. Thanks for your support
I just recently discovered your podcast and think it’s great. I’ve already learned many useful tips and useful concepts.
My reason for writing is to alert you to a “technical” problem I seem to be having with the mp3 files that I download and then attempt to play on my car radio. All other podcasts that I have downloaded to play on this radio seem to work just fine except the Cycling 360 mp3 files. I began looking into why this might be and noticed that your mp3 files download as “MS-J Stereo” files as opposed to regular mp3 files. I’m not a computer expert so I don’t know why this is, but I thought if I’m having this problem: others might also . . . just wanted to let you know.
Keep up the good work and I’ll continue to listen even if the “file download route” is not working for me.
I do like the content of your show even though it seems to me more geared to the beginner cyclist. I regularly do large group rides and there always are 3 sprint finishes to a rest stop. Would love to hear more about racing strategy to try to improve my finish (even though it isn’t technically a race).
The only negative comment I have is that one of you seems to be constantly sniffing throughout the podcasts. It seems to be Darryl. It is extremely distracting. My suggestion would be to turn off the mic when you do this (if you must!).
Otherwise a great show. Keep it up.
Will will put it on the list. I like the idea of a show on tactics for non race group rides.
On the comment on sniffing. Yes it is Darryl, we have worked on that and I think the latest shows a better. We will do our best
I’m new to cycling and am absolutely loving your show.
Something that I’m struggling with is correct position and posture when riding out of the saddle – it feels so unnatural, I’m locking my arms and I’m just not getting far enough forward.
Whilst I’m getting better as my balance and confidence improves, I’d really like a show on how, and when, to ride out of the saddle.
The other show that I think would be great is on balance. I know you’ve been through it on the core strength episode, but I think it’s a big enough topic that you could do more.
Anyway, listening to you guys is really great. It is actually making me a better cyclist. Thanks!
Great idea for a show. This is a great topic for advanced riders too. We will put them on the list.
Quick tip is that you should stay back when out of the saddle. Most riders move too far forward.
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