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Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By NoWhammies

I was looking for Synthe when I was going my...

I was looking for Synthe when I was going my helmet shopping. I had a hell of a time finding one because I'd been told the helmet had been discontinued and replaced by (I forget the name). If that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,769
Posted By NoWhammies

jim_pridx those are some amazing looking guitars....

jim_pridx those are some amazing looking guitars. Excellent work! Are you selling them, or is it a hobby of passion?
07-15-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By NoWhammies

As I am replacing items I start tracking them in...

As I am replacing items I start tracking them in Garmin Connect. Battery on the powermeter, brake pads, etc. I am also tracking items for interest. For example I bought a new helmet, so I'm...
07-15-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

66.35k. My legs are done! I planned on doing...

66.35k. My legs are done! I planned on doing hill climbs and some interval work but I just didn't have it in me. Still was good to get out and ride.
07-15-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By NoWhammies

Sounds like a pretty decent ride. The link...

Sounds like a pretty decent ride. The link busygizmo posted gives a pretty good look in to the ride. Very cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 3,684,172
Posted By NoWhammies

Only done one ride in the helmet so far, but I do...

Only done one ride in the helmet so far, but I do like the fit. My noggin feels really well protected.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 3,684,172
Posted By NoWhammies

Time for a helmet upgrade. Kask Mojito ...

Time for a helmet upgrade. Kask Mojito

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07-15-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By NoWhammies

I don't have any advice for you. I know, I...

I don't have any advice for you. I know, I know...

But, I have found this website to be a good wealth of information: https://di2center.com/

Hope it helps.
07-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,656
Posted By NoWhammies

Hmm. I'm one of those people who are wiping...

Hmm. I'm one of those people who are wiping their chain with a paper towel. Although I do lube the chain afterwards.
07-15-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

76k this afternoon with Mrs. NoWhammies. Sun. ...

76k this afternoon with Mrs. NoWhammies. Sun. Light wind. Topped off with a cold beer at the end of the ride.
07-15-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By NoWhammies

Anyone tracking gear usage?

Garmin Connect has this feature/component that allows you to track gear usage. As I've been replacing components on my bike (brake pads, rotors, saddle, power meter battery) I am tracking their...
07-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By NoWhammies

Can someone give me a bit of background on the...

Can someone give me a bit of background on the ride? I went to the link/website looking for elevation profiles/information but couldn't find anything. What's the grade like? Is the ride marked, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By NoWhammies

Awesome ride today, for the most part anyway. ...

Awesome ride today, for the most part anyway. 135k. Mostly flat. Weather started out cloudy, then some light rain that managed to get everything wet and create a nice paste of dirt to grind the...
07-13-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By NoWhammies

Thank you Sapperc. I recently purchased the EL...

Thank you Sapperc. I recently purchased the EL chain, but when doing a search online I kept coming up with SL comments/reviews. Anyway. Thanks. Very helpful.
07-13-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

Rode 135k today with Mrs. NoWhammies. Nothing...

Rode 135k today with Mrs. NoWhammies. Nothing too crazy. Just some flats. Some rain. A good coffee treat. Then back home. Great way to spend Saturday.
07-12-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By NoWhammies

Differences between KMC X11SL and KMC X11EL

I've done some Google searching and I can't find an answer. Hoping someone here can help me out.

What is the difference between KMC X11SL and KMC X11EL chains? And what about the KMC X11L?

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,769
Posted By NoWhammies

Why the unhappy face? Building guitars sounds...

Why the unhappy face? Building guitars sounds pretty damn cool to me. Then again, I haven't lost a garage!



Yeah, I'm in to photography too and I find the crossover between cameras and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 3,684,172
Posted By NoWhammies

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:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 3,684,172
Posted By NoWhammies

Great...Now that's going to be going through my...

Great...Now that's going to be going through my mind and I give my bike the beans when I spin up a climb or what have you...Maybe I should have stuck with my tried and true Shimano chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,769
Posted By NoWhammies

Gear Acquisition Syndrome - Anyone Catching it?

In photography there's a term called GAS. Stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Happens when photographers see a new lens/light/stop/whatever and just keep buying and buying. Either because they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 3,684,172
Posted By NoWhammies

jadocs not to my knowledge. I believe it is just...

jadocs not to my knowledge. I believe it is just a gold coloured chain.
07-09-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

66k. Did some hill interval workouts. Then the...

66k. Did some hill interval workouts. Then the rain came and I had zero energy left to drag my butt home. I made it home before the downpour started, but I still got wet. Boo.
07-09-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,656
Posted By NoWhammies

Sounds like I need to stock up on some quick...

Sounds like I need to stock up on some quick links...I believe the recommendation is not to re-use them, correct?
07-09-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By NoWhammies

jadocs out of curiosity, do you wash your greased...

jadocs out of curiosity, do you wash your greased up t-shirts or toss them? And if you do wash them, do you have any concerns about getting grease inside the washing machine?
07-08-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,709
Posted By NoWhammies

60k tonight with Mrs. NoWhammies. We focused on...

60k tonight with Mrs. NoWhammies. We focused on rollers tonight. Didn't work it too hard, so made the most of the nice night weather. Saw LOADS of cyclists out. I think everyone wanted to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18,632
Views: 3,684,172
Posted By NoWhammies

Just placed the order. Hopefully will arrive in...

Just placed the order. Hopefully will arrive in a couple of days.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By NoWhammies

noodle soup and WhyFi I just wanted to circle...

noodle soup and WhyFi I just wanted to circle back and let you know that I took the valve core out, cleaned it up as best I could, and then re-inserted it. This seems to have solved my air loss...
07-08-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

60k of rollers after work with Mrs. NoWhammies. ...

60k of rollers after work with Mrs. NoWhammies. We took our time and just enjoyed the ride. So while it wasn't a very quick ride, it was nice all the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,282
Views: 275,721
Posted By NoWhammies

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07-07-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,709
Posted By NoWhammies

Went out for a ride yesterday, hoping to beat the...

Went out for a ride yesterday, hoping to beat the rain. I didn't. Luckily I had my net jacket with me. The jacket worked out great. Kept my warm and dry for the remaining 2.4hrs of my ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,220
Posted By NoWhammies

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,282
Posted By NoWhammies

TimothyH your timing is fortuitous! I used this...

TimothyH your timing is fortuitous! I used this jacket for the first time yesterday as I was out for a ride and became caught in a light drizzle that turned in to a light shower.

My first...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By NoWhammies

I too like the look of the Mojito - although I...

I too like the look of the Mojito - although I have yet to try one on - but am curious as to why they are on sale right now. Is Kask discontinuing them?

I'm also considering a Synthe - not to...
07-07-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By NoWhammies

I have to double check, but I'm 99% sure I'm use...

I have to double check, but I'm 99% sure I'm use Pledge Multi Surface. I spray the product on a micro fibre cloth and then cloth down the my matte black bike. I'm happy with the results. In fact I...
07-07-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By NoWhammies

DrIsotope I have IceTech rotors on my bike and...

DrIsotope I have IceTech rotors on my bike and the make TONS of noise when wet. When dry they are quiet, but man. Add a bit of water and you can hear my stopping from blocks away.

I'm impressed...
07-07-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

102k. I tried to get out and back before the...

102k. I tried to get out and back before the rain hit but I failed. So the bike and I all got wet. And of course the grime of the road changed in to a nice paste that just ground the gears. Good...
07-07-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By NoWhammies

Mrs. NoWhammies and I were kicking ourselves. I...

Mrs. NoWhammies and I were kicking ourselves. I mean we had the room in the car to pack as much warm clothes as we wanted/needed. But instead we pretended we were backpacking for a month and...
07-05-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By NoWhammies

Kind of a a mixed bag. The ride itself is nice. ...

Kind of a a mixed bag. The ride itself is nice. I was worried about the grade being crazy hard but it wasn't bad.

What was bad was the weather. And I I was not prepared. I saw the ride taking...
07-05-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

50k. Just enough to get out on the bike after...

50k. Just enough to get out on the bike after work and make the most of the nice evening weather.
07-03-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

67k. And man, was it very freaking COLD! Some...

67k. And man, was it very freaking COLD! Some hill climbing to keep the legs strong.
07-03-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By NoWhammies

What aftermarket hitch lock did you buy? Thank...

What aftermarket hitch lock did you buy? Thank you.
07-02-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 201,503
Posted By NoWhammies

The Nice Guys. 8/10. I liked this movie. The...

The Nice Guys. 8/10.
I liked this movie. The inter-play between Russel Crow and Ryan Gossling worked. The plot was light and the movie had a quick and interesting pace. Plus who doesn't like a...
07-02-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 151,923
Posted By NoWhammies

Currently reading A Man Called Ove. The book is...

Currently reading A Man Called Ove. The book is a nice light read.. Perfect for the summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By NoWhammies

152k to celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday! Great...

152k to celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday! Great day, great weather, and a nice route. A bit of mixture of hills and flats. Worst part of the ride was the wind. From the 70k to about the 120k...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,048
Posted By NoWhammies

Wow. I definitely like the look of this ^^. I'm...

Wow. I definitely like the look of this ^^. I'm not in need of a new saddle bag, but I could be convinced to change my current setup to this.
07-02-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By NoWhammies

Yes, I did. Which is why I was so surprised...

Yes, I did. Which is why I was so surprised about having such a hard time getting the grease in the pedals.



Good tip on laying the bike down. I'll give that a shot.
I'm a bit worried...
07-02-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By NoWhammies

Opted not to take the chance of the battery...

Opted not to take the chance of the battery completely dying and charged it up before the big ride.

wgscott yeah, I've been told/read about how the front derailleur stops first, then you get...
07-02-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,475
Posted By NoWhammies

152k for Canada's 152nd birthday. Weather was...

152k for Canada's 152nd birthday.
Weather was warm and sunny. Pretty much a perfect day for a ride.
07-02-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,330
Posted By NoWhammies

I usually stop at the halfway point. Depending...

I usually stop at the halfway point. Depending on the distance, the halfway point might include a coffee and our a sweet treat. Then it's back on the bike and the return journey.

I may stop for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By NoWhammies

Club ride today. 112k. Was good to ride in a...

Club ride today. 112k. Was good to ride in a pack and get some drafting going. Although the pack did break up and at one point there was only eight of us. Still, great weather and great day to be...
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