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Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 99
Posted By joelcool

I commute 4 days a week on my bike, the other day...

I commute 4 days a week on my bike, the other day I bring all the clothes I need for the week and bring my dirty clothes home. So all I need to carry when commuting is food, which is a lot easier to...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By joelcool

Sweet.

Sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,359
Posted By joelcool

Well I don't know about the best in the world,...

Well I don't know about the best in the world, but Folsom CA has over 50 miles of paved bike trails - many more unpaved. I moved here specifically for those trails, which I enjoy daily.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,414
Posted By joelcool

Yes, mostly stop signs and speed limits. I...

Yes, mostly stop signs and speed limits.

I don't like to loose whatever momentum I've gathered for a stop sign (when no one's coming), and 15mph is too slow on the bike path, so I speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,216
Posted By joelcool

That's hilarious. :roflmao: Thanks for making my...

That's hilarious. :roflmao: Thanks for making my day!
11-12-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By joelcool

I've been cycling and lifting for nearly 10 years...

I've been cycling and lifting for nearly 10 years now (I'm 57). I'm bigger, stronger and faster than I was.

I know that every body is different, but your original post reads like lifting weights,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By joelcool

I put 20,000+ miles on a Look 595. Awesome...

I put 20,000+ miles on a Look 595. Awesome bikes, you won't go wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,216
Posted By joelcool

I would go test ride some bikes with both...

I would go test ride some bikes with both systems. I did and ended up getting an old fashioned cable type bike, but not because the electronic stuff was crap - it's great. The bike I wanted was on...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By joelcool

I think you should be banned from the commuting...

I think you should be banned from the commuting section.

Seriously, congratulations.
11-06-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,145
Posted By joelcool

Yes, I'm very lucky. No, I won't slow down and...

Yes, I'm very lucky. No, I won't slow down and take it easy. I am fully aware of the risks associated with riding a bicycle at the pace I ride, and have made the decision that for me, it's worth it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,463
Posted By joelcool

When I switched from Gator Hardshell to 4000S2 on...

When I switched from Gator Hardshell to 4000S2 on my road bike I immediately noted higher speeds, measured on Strava. I went from Hardshells to 5000 recently on the tandem (I also went from 25s to...
10-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,145
Posted By joelcool

I highly doubt deer have feelings as we describe...

I highly doubt deer have feelings as we describe them in human terms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By joelcool

I think the mods should rename this thread "the...

I think the mods should rename this thread "the ultimate first world problem".

I've always liked the looks of the Venge, but both of these are outrageously great bikes.

Enjoy whatever one you...
10-25-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,145
Posted By joelcool

Not too worried about one-upping any more. I've...

Not too worried about one-upping any more. I've hit 6 deer while riding motorcycles, so this one makes 7. I'm not sure I can put collisions with bicycles in the same category as motorcycles.
...
10-25-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,145
Posted By joelcool

Hit a deer on the way to work.

It was pre-dawn on a bike path, I was probably going 15-20 before I saw the deer. I had a chance to slow down but we still collided. It was a young buck. I did not fall off the bike, no visible...
10-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By joelcool

You're crazy. Congratulations.

You're crazy.

Congratulations.
10-16-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By joelcool

Something is wrong... you already know that,...

Something is wrong... you already know that, that's why you posted. A brand new bike should not go out of adjustment regularly.

The smart people on this form will lead you in the right direction,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,645
Posted By joelcool

One way to find out :)

One way to find out :)
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,266
Posted By joelcool

+1 My little sister is in the process of...

+1

My little sister is in the process of beating breast cancer.

You've got a big battle ahead of you, and it will suck. You can beat this though.

Prayer sent.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,165
Posted By joelcool

That is cool, never seen anything like it. I...

That is cool, never seen anything like it.

I have no rituals.
10-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,517
Posted By joelcool

Road bike (love it, my go to ride and daily...

Road bike (love it, my go to ride and daily commuter)
Belt drive (crappy weather commuter)
MB (ride it to the gym or if I go off road)
Tandem

Then my wife has 2. Our garage is pretty full.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,514
Posted By joelcool

Running a 5000 on the front while I kill my last...

Running a 5000 on the front while I kill my last 4000 on the rear (clinchers). They are nice.
10-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,453
Posted By joelcool

Sorry, no words I can say on this forum in...

Sorry, no words I can say on this forum in response to that.
I saw a coyote on the trail this morning - less than 10' from me, and had a bit of a race with a female rider. No drafting was involved...
10-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,977
Posted By joelcool

Second on reporting the incident to animal...

Second on reporting the incident to animal control. If it's a repeat offender they will (hopefully) take action.

Glad you guys came out of it unscathed. Not everyone is so lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By joelcool

Wow, taking slammed to the next level! ...

Wow, taking slammed to the next level!

Congrats, enjoy!
10-08-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By joelcool

I have a 12-15 mile commute, so similar to yours....

I have a 12-15 mile commute, so similar to yours. I use a road bike that was pretty darned expensive, but I justified it by saying I deserved it. Not sure that's true, but I have no regrets. I...
09-23-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By joelcool

I wouldn't use it for anything other than yard...

I wouldn't use it for anything other than yard art.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,007
Posted By joelcool

More preaching to the choir. ...

More preaching to the choir.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,492
Posted By joelcool

Good on you. I've been helped and I've done the...

Good on you. I've been helped and I've done the helping. Call it karma or whatever, being the good person is the right thing to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,634
Posted By joelcool

No.

No.
09-05-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,682
Posted By joelcool

Saw this guy this morning on my way to work. ...

Saw this guy this morning on my way to work.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,934
Posted By joelcool

:thumb: Love it. Loved my old Look, kind of...

:thumb:
Love it. Loved my old Look, kind of wish I had gotten another one. It's nice to have a bike everyone else is not riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,273
Posted By joelcool

Ugh, that sucks. I'm no help but I feel bad for...

Ugh, that sucks. I'm no help but I feel bad for you. It sucks when stuff like that happens.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,245
Posted By joelcool

I had a flat yesterday and every 2-5 minutes...

I had a flat yesterday and every 2-5 minutes someone asked if I had everything I needed. Go figure.
08-23-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By joelcool

I had a bout with tube quality recently. About...

I had a bout with tube quality recently. About half the tubes I bought failed in a similar location.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By joelcool

I just paid $130 to ride my bike around Lake...

I just paid $130 to ride my bike around Lake Tahoe. Seems like a lot of money to go for a bike ride, but when you consider it includes a couple meals, SAG, SWAG and use permits for a couple thousand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By joelcool

Made me smile. :) Enjoy!

Made me smile. :)

Enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,492
Posted By joelcool

I use Headsweats.

I use Headsweats.
08-01-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,316
Posted By joelcool

Switched from Gatorskin 25c to GP5000 32c. Huge...

Switched from Gatorskin 25c to GP5000 32c. Huge improvement in comfort. Rolling resistance felt better, but I have nothing objective to base that on. The improvement in comfort though - wow.

We...
07-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By joelcool

Is that CF? :crash:

Is that CF? :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By joelcool

Reaching a goal weight is a huge accomplishment. ...

Reaching a goal weight is a huge accomplishment. Get the one you like the best, you deserve it - you're the one who lost all that weight. Congrats!
07-09-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By joelcool

Calves don't pump blood, the heart does. ...

Calves don't pump blood, the heart does.

Even I know that :rolleyes:
07-08-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By joelcool

My IGH bike is less efficient than my road bike,...

My IGH bike is less efficient than my road bike, but most of that is due to seating position, weight, tires, etc. They are very different bikes.
07-08-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,357
Posted By joelcool

To your initial question, I changed bikes last...

To your initial question, I changed bikes last year at the 20,000 mile mark. Not necessarily because I thought my bike would fail, but I could see a need fairly soon to put some money into it, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,120
Posted By joelcool

Nice job! :thumb:

Nice job! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,264
Posted By joelcool

Personally I draw the line at 105, which is...

Personally I draw the line at 105, which is pretty rare where I live. It's not so much the temperature, but if I have to stop to fix a flat or something 110+ gets somewhere between very...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,332
Posted By joelcool

Don't put me in your box.

Don't put me in your box.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,081
Posted By joelcool

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,545
Posted By joelcool

There's nothing wrong with you. People all over...

There's nothing wrong with you. People all over the world commute that far by bicycle. I do 30 mi round trip, 44 is absolutely doable.
06-06-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By joelcool

Thanks for this thread, now I know what a head...

Thanks for this thread, now I know what a head badge is.
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