Sunday, February 25, 2007

Race to Any Place!!

This event is great!! And you guys are even greater!!!
To those who weren't there, just watch the video and you'll know what I meant.
Thanks a lot, people!
Go Panther,

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Amazing Wheelset Offer!

Welcome to the latest version of Dan's Bike Shop!

Looking to upgrade your wheelset? I am now selling a pair of Bontrager Race Lite Wheels. They're brand new and are quite lovely. Very stiff, very strong, very aero, very bling. I'm selling them for super cheap to you guys since, well, I love y'all. These are normally a $400 wheelset I'm willing to part with for cost, which is $250. That's less than what you can get through our orders!

Here are some features:
  • Low profile, eyeletted rim for improved ride characteristics (aka sweet looking hub)

  • Sealed cartridge bearing hubs for increased durability

  • Bladed, stainless steel spokes with E-coating makes these wheels look great

  • Aluminum alloy locking nipple

I mean look at it:

Sexy, no? You know you want 'em! ;-)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Beware of HR Lag!

It is said in the Cyclist Training Bible that, the heart rate monitor is no good for short and intense effort, because there is a lag between the time when you start the interval and the time when you actually see your heart rate in the training zone, which may be 1 minute or more. So you could have a low heart rate at the end of that killer interval; Or worse, never achieve the right training zone!
In my case, when I started the M6 workout of 25 minutes at Zone 5a, it took the heart rate about 2 minutes to climb to that zone, as the graph below indicated.

And when doing the A2 workout of 3 minutes at Zone 5b with 3 minutes recovery in between, the heart rate monitor is totally useless. Again, it took the heart rate about 2 minutes to climb up, just about when I ended that interval. And the heart rate wasn’t even in Zone 5b! However, my power output did show that I was training in the right zone. (See graph below)

So, the power monitor is indeed a better tool for monitoring intensity. If I had the money, I’d invest in a $ 1500 Powertap SL wireless or SRM, instead of a better bike. (That said, I already have a pretty decent bike, thanks to my secret benefactor)
P.S. Graph was made with Polar Precision Performance software that came with the HRM. Elite Primo trainer did not offer option to download the power data, but it should be parallel to the speed data on the Polar HRM.

Sad Disco news.....

After 2007 disco will no longer be disco.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

New Discovery Jersey

Hey guys, I was surfing the Trek dealer database when I came across the new Discovery Channel jersey! I think it looks sweet!
You can get one for yourself for a mere $100.00!! :-P

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Crank Brothers 2ti Pedals

Speaking of things I have that I'm trying to get rid of: I have a new pair of Crankbrothers 2ti pedals. You can check them out here: They are superlight and are an excellent upgrade for either mountain or road. They're lighter than Dura Ace!

Here's a pic:

Email me if you're interested, or else I'll ebay these.


Ultegra Triple Crank

Hey guys,
If anyone is looking to upgrade their crank and BB to Ultegra, I have a brand new Ultegra Triple crank and BB that I'm gonna ebay unless someone here claims it. It is the modern Hollowtech (fancy) design and the teeth are 52-39-30, perfect for hilly Pittsburgh.

Email me if you wants it.