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Forum: Foo
04-01-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 565
Posted By Riveting

I've been riding in 65 F in Denver the last 3...

I've been riding in 65 F in Denver the last 3 days, and I actually have a mild sunburn on my face and bald head. Yet I can see all the peaks of the Rockies are freshly bright white with feet of new...
04-01-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,277
Posted By Riveting

The flu claims 10s of thousands of lives in the...

The flu claims 10s of thousands of lives in the US alone every year, yet we've always been "cavalier" in how we co-mingled and spread the flu to each other, because we knew the hospitals could...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Riveting

So close, but it really needs a black chain,...

So close, but it really needs a black chain, black cassette, and those rim decals removed to be properly murdered out.
03-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By Riveting

I always have a deep supply of Cliff Bars, Lara...

I always have a deep supply of Cliff Bars, Lara Bars, Luna Bars, Power Bars, Kind Bars, Quest Bars (my current favorite is the Maple Waffle), Power Gels, and GU packs...so I'm all set for at least a...
Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Riveting

Maybe try droneforums.net

Maybe try droneforums.net
03-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Riveting

500 miles per year is ~10 miles per week, or ~5...

500 miles per year is ~10 miles per week, or ~5 minutes per day. Shoot for 5,000 miles per year.
Forum: Northeast
03-09-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By Riveting

Don't worry, the Coronavirus may make this 5 Boro...

Don't worry, the Coronavirus may make this 5 Boro 2020 thread a moot point, which'll mean that's $440 bucks I won't get back.
03-01-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
Posted By Riveting

+1 for the Crank Brothers m19, which did come in...

+1 for the Crank Brothers m19, which did come in an aluminum case for me, I have one in all 3 of my saddle bags: road, commuter, & MTB. But I've always wished the multitool had small pliers or maybe...
03-01-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,223
Posted By Riveting

I was enjoying the frustrated discussion about...

I was enjoying the frustrated discussion about what the concept of chindogu meant (first time I heard about the concept), and I also enjoy a good debate over semantics. I hope to see some more...
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Riveting

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my...

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my first 525km/325mi (24 hr solo, only stopping for food and bio breaks) by riding 5-6 days a week for an entire season (weekday commutes, and weekend...
03-01-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Riveting

Avg., and current speed really mean very little...

Avg., and current speed really mean very little since there are so many variables that affect those speeds: bike geometry (ability to get aero), tire type, headwinds, hills, drafting others, outside...
02-29-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,569
Posted By Riveting

Holy crap, after I was done reading all the posts...

Holy crap, after I was done reading all the posts I was going to post this pic of MY first bike (from 1980-81?), and now you beat me to it! I beat the snot out of that bike. left it in the rain...
Forum: Commuting
02-29-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Riveting

I use a simple Speed-Distance-Time calculator...

I use a simple Speed-Distance-Time calculator (https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/math/speed-distance-time-calculator.php) and input the avg. speed I think I'l be doing that day, based on...
02-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,010
Posted By Riveting

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an...

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an epic ride was a flat 10 mile commute to work, then 40 miles with a group, then 70, then 100, then 200, then it was a 325 mile 24 hr solo ride, then it...
02-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Riveting

2016 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2)...

2016 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2) 180km/111mi 13,678' https://www.strava.com/activities/683123416
02-29-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By Riveting

The target demographic of a Camel themed bike...

The target demographic of a Camel themed bike seems a little odd.
02-29-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By Riveting

RideWithGPS.com is a better route planner than...

RideWithGPS.com is a better route planner than Strava
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By Riveting

I wouldn't expect any repair/service center...

I wouldn't expect any repair/service center (bike, auto, etc..) to take it upon themselves to replace old parts with new parts during the repair, unless it was discussed up front that the repairman...
02-20-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,099
Posted By Riveting

Cold = 5 F (for a 35 minute dry commute) where...

Cold = 5 F (for a 35 minute dry commute) where nose breathing makes the moisture in your nostrils frozen and crunchy. I can't imagine -20F
Hot = ~104 F (in Denver where we routinely get single digit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,293
Posted By Riveting

I looked at buying a house with a central vacuum...

I looked at buying a house with a central vacuum system and it was included in the price of the house :)
02-06-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,788
Posted By Riveting

I just use a stack of books to raise the front...

I just use a stack of books to raise the front wheel to the desired height, typically with a little incline, or I add another book if I'm doing out of the saddle training. Pretty soon we'll all have...
02-06-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,202
Posted By Riveting

Yup those are the three I have now (along with a...

Yup those are the three I have now (along with a spare fast road that has trainer duty). Missing are possibly a gravel, and possibly a fat bike (for snowy trails), and possibly a fixie just for fun,...
02-06-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By Riveting

I use a cheap top tube bag to hold a large...

I use a cheap top tube bag to hold a large battery pack with a wire going to a Garmin 520 on an out front mount. Lasted me through a 525km ride, and I also used that same battery pack to charge a...
02-06-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,202
Posted By Riveting

If I could only keep one it would be the 29er...

If I could only keep one it would be the 29er full-suspension, with a spare set of narrow width wheels w/slicks for more efficient road/MUP/commuting. Technical MTB is just too much fun to give up,...
02-06-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By Riveting

I understand there's a connection between beer...

I understand there's a connection between beer and mountain biking, so much so that we now have mountain biking beer. ...
02-06-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,730
Posted By Riveting

Here's a blurb from a CBSNews.com piece regarding...

Here's a blurb from a CBSNews.com piece regarding the concentrations of glyphosate found in common American beers and wines:
"Assuming the greatest value [of glyphosate] reported, 51.4 ppb, is...
02-05-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,730
Posted By Riveting

Hoppy IPA's are my reward for the 30 mile rides,...

Hoppy IPA's are my reward for the 30 mile rides, and smoky scotch (Laphroaig) for the centuries.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Riveting

If we're talking about slipping, clipless pedals...

If we're talking about slipping, clipless pedals will NEVER slip, as opposed to platforms, which MAY slip. That specific advantage, no matter how small, isn't debatable. I personally have slipped a...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Riveting

For commuting in the wet/snow, I like to wear...

For commuting in the wet/snow, I like to wear GoreTex cycling shoes and clip in, and change into normal shoes at work. Clipping in is an advantage in the rain and snow because your foot has less...
02-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Riveting

I can't prove it, but I swear a glass or two of...

I can't prove it, but I swear a glass or two of Cab the night before a big ride enhances power and endurance. I used to have a zero tolerance rule for no alcohol the night before, but I broke the...
02-01-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By Riveting

Mr Pink doesn't like leaving a tip, that's all I...

Mr Pink doesn't like leaving a tip, that's all I know.
01-31-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 176,492
Posted By Riveting

"On Bicycles, A 200 Year History of Cycling in...

"On Bicycles, A 200 Year History of Cycling in New York City" by Evan Friss. I'm reading it in preparation of riding the TD 5 Boro Tour in May, though I've ridden it twice before, albeit ignorantly. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,539
Posted By Riveting

100% of my solo rides are using a single, wired,...

100% of my solo rides are using a single, wired, earbud, in the curbside ear, so I can easily hear a passing cyclist and hold my line, or so I can give a passing car as much space to pass as I can...
01-28-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,985
Posted By Riveting

Why not require motorists to wear helmets? I bet...

Why not require motorists to wear helmets? I bet there are WAY more head injuries in car accidents annually, than on bikes (per capita).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,514
Posted By Riveting

I carry a KMC quick link in the saddle bag for...

I carry a KMC quick link in the saddle bag for road repairs. I always carry one 10-spd and one 11-spd link just in case I swap the saddle bag between bikes, or to help a fellow rider, and I use the...
01-28-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By Riveting

Yup, I was just pointing out (to those that may...

Yup, I was just pointing out (to those that may not know) that toe overlap is typically an ultra-low-speed incident, and sometimes no-speed. Learning to stall and fall gracefully is part of cycling,...
01-28-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,766
Posted By Riveting

Yet when driving on the road, the rules/laws...

Yet when driving on the road, the rules/laws don't require you to alert when you are passing, and anyone crossing over the line of their lane are responsible for the accident caused by their...
01-28-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By Riveting

The more times you fall, the closer you will get...

The more times you fall, the closer you will get to getting rid of it. I still have a couple more falls to make the decision. Thankfully my toe overlap falls are always at less than walking speed,...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,450
Posted By Riveting

Beware, studs can also "cause" falls, when going...

Beware, studs can also "cause" falls, when going too fast around turns, on dry pavement. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,699
Posted By Riveting

1. 325 miles in 24hrs elapsed (3 years ago),...

1. 325 miles in 24hrs elapsed (3 years ago), could've gone longer but a 24hr ride was the goal, 99% super flat, the first 22 hours were solo, and the last 2 hours were drafting a fresh legged buddy...
Forum: Foo
01-27-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,138
Posted By Riveting

Bald. Comb no. Sunscreen yes.

Bald. Comb no. Sunscreen yes.
01-23-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,889
Posted By Riveting

Does anything beat a Belt drive to Internal...

Does anything beat a Belt drive to Internal Geared Hub when it comes to reliability in sand, snow, and salt (though perhaps not mud)? And with much longer maintenance intervals (some claim every 15 -...
01-19-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,729
Posted By Riveting

I lived in Monument for a year or two, and live...

I lived in Monument for a year or two, and live in Highlands Ranch now. Route 105 (Palmer Lake to Sedalia) is possibly my favorite ride in these parts: rolling hills, tons of farms and open space,...
01-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,729
Posted By Riveting

2020 Goals 1. Deal with the Stage 3 Lung Cancer...

2020 Goals
1. Deal with the Stage 3 Lung Cancer diagnosis I got in Fall of '19. ALK+ NSCLC (Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer), so far so good with the one-a-day oral...
01-18-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By Riveting

If you enjoy variety of rolling hill courses,...

If you enjoy variety of rolling hill courses, BKOOL (that I started with several years ago) has a nice feature I liked that will allow you to create a simulated route from an actual real route via a...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,095
Posted By Riveting

I've been considering the same thing. Did you...

I've been considering the same thing. Did you actually bring your bike to the test drives and did a fit check? Did the owner/dealer ever have an issue with that?
01-17-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By Riveting

In 2016 I put 4x as many miles on the bike than I...

In 2016 I put 4x as many miles on the bike than I did on the car (8,500 vs 2,000), I worked 10 miles from home, and commuted by bike almost every day, 5 days a week, except not in the rain or falling...
10-28-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,351
Posted By Riveting

Training on a bike without a power meter is like...

Training on a bike without a power meter is like going to a gym that has no weights listed on any of the equipment. In either scenario, it's still possible to train by feel, but it's a lot easier to...
10-18-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,340
Posted By Riveting

I quit when I got custody of my son, the summer...

I quit when I got custody of my son, the summer before he started high school. He was an aspiring athlete, and I didn't want him to see me being an advocate of smoking. I haven't smoked since, and...
10-05-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,995
Posted By Riveting

Look for arm warmers, jackets, gloves, and...

Look for arm warmers, jackets, gloves, and bib-pants with the Windstopper™ technology. Those, along with Shimano MW80 Gore-Tex winter shoes, Woolie Boolie socks, and chemical toe warmers across the...
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