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09-17-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By redcon1

Awesome article, Repack Rider! One of my oldest...

Awesome article, Repack Rider! One of my oldest friends lives in Marin County, I have to solidify plans to go ride Mt. Tam and the surrounding country with him. So much MTB history made there.
09-15-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,139
Posted By redcon1

Our club rode last night and the sun here in...

Our club rode last night and the sun here in Pennsylvania is actually obscured from smoke due to the western fires. Even more obscured this morning.. hard to believe!

To everyone affected out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By redcon1

Have you ridden JS? I'm used to quiet roads too,...

Have you ridden JS? I'm used to quiet roads too, and there are plenty around here-- I've ridden over 31,000 miles of them the past few years since moving to PA (of course, most are chipsealed) ;).
...
09-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By redcon1

Campy Post...

Campy Post (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Campagnolo-Road-Bicycle-Seatpost-Rossin-Pantographed-25-0-mm-NOS/333116302886?hash=item4d8f476626:g:TssAAOSwwPhWjnUv)

You're welcome :)
09-09-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 749
Posted By redcon1

Your hard tale indicates that you were peddled a...

Your hard tale indicates that you were peddled a hardtail without adequate pedals.

I like pinned flat pedals, something like Crank Bros Stamp 1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By redcon1

Take this advice with a large grain of salt.....

Take this advice with a large grain of salt.. some of the marked PA Bicycle Routes are terrible. For example, I live right near route PA Route JS and there are sections of twisty road with limited...
09-01-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 22,838
Posted By redcon1

Will be 58 at the end of this year; my Focus...

Will be 58 at the end of this year; my Focus Izalco was feeling too stiff and my riding position was low for my lower back. Found a leftover 2019 Roubaix Expert Di2 and loving it so far-- so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By redcon1

I love my 2019 Roubaix Expert. Compared to my...

I love my 2019 Roubaix Expert. Compared to my Focus Izalco on Fulcrum Aluminum wheels mounted with 25mm tires, my Roubaix - with Future Shock (no damping adjust) and 28mm tires on Roval C38 carbon...
08-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By redcon1

I looked at NBC Sports last week and it show they...

I looked at NBC Sports last week and it show they are broadcasting each stage on NBCSN every morning, with the exception of a few of the weekend stages live on NBC, and a couple of stages switched to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By redcon1

I have ridden on to Fort Story to tour the...

I have ridden on to Fort Story to tour the lighthouse several times-- you have to sign in at the guard shack for a visitor pass, and leave your driver's license to pick up when you sign out-- Kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By redcon1

I like my Roubaix Expert, with C38 Carbon wheels...

I like my Roubaix Expert, with C38 Carbon wheels and FS I feel like I'm riding on a cloud, even on the crappy roads of PA. The Roubaix is almost 1.5 lbs. heavier than my Focus Izalco, but I felt...
08-19-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,576
Posted By redcon1

The better question may be, 'why is my Cube...

The better question may be, 'why is my Cube commuter named SL road race 2020?'

Just ride the Sh*T out of what you got and don't worry about names, or what the Manufacturer markets it as. ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By redcon1

You guys are selling the York City portion of the...

You guys are selling the York City portion of the trail short. It's fine, and now paved from York College to the old Revolutionary-era area near the central market. Follow the marked path through a...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By redcon1

I've done Tucson in November and December 4...

I've done Tucson in November and December 4 times-- a really nice metric loop including the Saguaro NP, one attempted (& aborted) climb up Mt. Lemmon, and lots of miles on the greenway paths. The...
Forum: Texas
10-02-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By redcon1

Thanks texbiker. I'd rather avoid the bikeshare...

Thanks texbiker. I'd rather avoid the bikeshare clunkers but I've been known to rent them before, haha. Thanks for the tips on the shops and websites - I'll check them out.
Forum: Texas
10-01-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By redcon1

San Antonio Bike Rental?

I have a national meeting in San Antonio in early November, and there is one day with 11:30AM - 5PM set aside for Golf. I would much rather rent a bike and do some kind of loop to explore the area,...
08-28-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By redcon1

I rode the HH100 from 1990 - 1994 on my hardtail...

I rode the HH100 from 1990 - 1994 on my hardtail MTB, coming down with a small group from Ft. Sill. Good times. I think only one year it was below 100deg.
07-18-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,197
Posted By redcon1

This changed for me with a recent Strava update,...

This changed for me with a recent Strava update, maybe 10 days ago. My Edge Explore activities uploaded to Strava are now elevation corrected by default.
05-19-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,339
Posted By redcon1

Found on the Fifty Plus Forum today: "I was...

Found on the Fifty Plus Forum today: "I was training on the MUP with my tri-bike when a young ******bag tried to race me."
:-)
02-08-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,020
Posted By redcon1

Yessir, Southern York County, God's country...

Yessir, Southern York County, God's country :thumb:
02-08-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,020
Posted By redcon1

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/RedCon1/Dea...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/RedCon1/DeadEnd.jpg


Snapped by a riding fried a few miles from my house.
11-16-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,301
Posted By redcon1

I use an iOmount Nomad. Requires you to stick a...

I use an iOmount Nomad. Requires you to stick a thin metal disk to your phone case (I used a spare); swaps bikes with ease,
I've use it on an MTB and my road bike for navigating, and I have never...
Forum: Southwest
11-15-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By redcon1

Thanks... I tried to wander through the...

Thanks... I tried to wander through the neighborhood but ended up turning around and heading down Sabino Canyon to Tanque Verde anyhow. I had a good ride but ran out of water going up, I thought...
Forum: Southwest
11-02-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By redcon1

Tucson - Ventana Canyon to Mt Lemmon?

So I am heading back to Tucson next week and want to ride up Mt. Lemmon (at least partway http://ficdn.roadbikereview.com/images/smilies/smile.gif)

My problem is that from my hotel - Loew's...
10-13-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,908
Posted By redcon1

Awesome job Brandon! And big Congrats to...

Awesome job Brandon!


And big Congrats to USA rider Amber Neben, World Champion in the ITT. 8 years after her first World Championship!


A good day for the USA!
08-25-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,050
Posted By redcon1

Thinking about oredering this one... :lol: ...

Thinking about oredering this one... :lol:
http://www.active.com/Assets/Cycling/360x240/Dont+Run+Me+Over.jpg
08-18-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,278
Posted By redcon1

I believe 'On-Demand' refers to the ability to...

I believe 'On-Demand' refers to the ability to play each program (Stage) after the fact, much as on-demand content from cable providers have past episodes available for watching anytime later. But...
08-18-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,278
Posted By redcon1

You have to subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold...

You have to subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold package (now $20 for the remainder of the year, down from $30 before TdF) and watch it online.
I need to petition Comcast/Xfinity to add Universal...
08-17-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By redcon1

While not involving cycling, that is definitely...

While not involving cycling, that is definitely impressive running. I just missed him on the PCT at Mt Hood National Forest in late July. To cover that kind of terrain from Mexico to Canada at that...
07-21-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,140
Posted By redcon1

Good luck on the alternate APFT. Try to recon...

Good luck on the alternate APFT. Try to recon the course and ride it a few times before testing. Where are you stationed?
...and kudos for still wanting to contribute via reclass. Let us know how...
07-21-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By redcon1

www.sportRx.com (http://www.sportRx.com) has made...

www.sportRx.com (http://www.sportRx.com) has made my last 2 pairs of progressive cycling sunglasses. Be prepared to pay, LOL.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,885
Posted By redcon1

Focus has just introduced a new Endurance bike...

Focus has just introduced a new Endurance bike with Discs, the Paralane. I don't know for sure but I think this replaces the Izalco Ergoride in the lineup.

...
06-17-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 625,601
Posted By redcon1

h20xtc: Lets see a full picture of that frame!

h20xtc: Lets see a full picture of that frame!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,353
Posted By redcon1

I was on a fast group ride a few weeks ago and...

I was on a fast group ride a few weeks ago and several of us went down, one critically. I didn't know him that well, and thank God he had his roadID for the ambulance crew with his name, address,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,605
Posted By redcon1

I love this site, and keep it bookmarked for...

I love this site, and keep it bookmarked for reference. Measures difference in RR in Watts.

Bicycle Rolling Resistance | Rolling Resistance Tests (http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,076
Posted By redcon1

Every bicycle helmet I own or have owned has the...

Every bicycle helmet I own or have owned has the shell foam resting directly on pads on my head. MIPS seemed an improvement at not much additional cost.

I ponied up the extra $20 for the MIPS...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,076
Posted By redcon1

Giro Foray, MIPS for less than $85

Giro Foray, MIPS for less than $85
05-24-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,976
Posted By redcon1

Wow, glad you are relatively Rick. Similar...

Wow, glad you are relatively Rick.

Similar experience to DeceptivelySlow:
I had a crash last Wednesday evening and my friend is still in the hospital. He touched wheels with another rider, he...
05-13-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By redcon1

I use a wrench and tap with hammer also. Same...

I use a wrench and tap with hammer also. Same principal as an impact tool, breaks it loose.
05-13-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By redcon1

Good points by all and I should probably mention...

Good points by all and I should probably mention I'm the 'old guy' in the bunch, started out riding and racing rigid 26ers back in the mid 80s.
I also should have pointed out on every timed lap...
05-10-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,004
Posted By redcon1

You are definitely overthinking this. I have...

You are definitely overthinking this.
I have Claris triple on my gravel bike, and no shifting front issues compared to my other bikes/groupsets. You need to extend your fingers, not wrap the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By redcon1

Odd that they swapped the Ultegra for SRAM...

Odd that they swapped the Ultegra for SRAM Apex/Rival, and not Force which would have been same-level components.
Can't speak to the quality/performance of Apex/Rival, though.
The Easton wheelset...
05-10-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By redcon1

Being only 5'8" I cant shake the feeling that the...

Being only 5'8" I cant shake the feeling that the 29er is just too tall and wheels too big. Somewhat ungainly on tight twisting singletrack, not flickable like my 26" bikes at all-- but worth it on...
05-03-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,320
Posted By redcon1

Correct. My Garmin Edge devices, if paired with...

Correct. My Garmin Edge devices, if paired with a Cadence Sensor, exclude zero readings when you are not pedaling by default in the averaging. You can change the settings to include zero readings...
04-28-16, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By redcon1

Thanks for the reminder... forgot about the TdR. ...

Thanks for the reminder... forgot about the TdR. Bummer is that on my Comcast cable, BeIN Sports is not broadcast in HD.
But several other people I know don't get it at all.

btw, have you ever...
04-26-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By redcon1

I think that is a cool jersey and would be...

I think that is a cool jersey and would be willing to kick in some funds to ship to USA. PM me if still available.
In return, I will go through my closet and find a jersey to offer another 50+...
04-26-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,954
Posted By redcon1

I ride a Focus Izalco ErgoRide frameset, their...

I ride a Focus Izalco ErgoRide frameset, their version of comfort/endurance geometry. Taller headtube and slightly less reach than the Izalco Max/Pro race geometry, and much more comfortable for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,299
Posted By redcon1

Is that a Haiku? I think that's a Haiku!

Is that a Haiku? I think that's a Haiku!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,299
Posted By redcon1

Keep riding. If you ride indoors and out and...

Keep riding. If you ride indoors and out and push yourself gradually, you will leave your occasional-riding friend in your dust. Or if that doesn't work, accuse him of doping. :thumb:

Seriously,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,068
Posted By redcon1

Hmm, wondering why the sealant did not work until...

Hmm, wondering why the sealant did not work until you pulled over and spun the wheel. Isn't that happening while your are riding?
Was the leak from the same spot on the tire, or are you saying the...
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