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Posted By sarhog

Well, did you complete all 50 states? I’m...

Well, did you complete all 50 states? I’m planning a Key Largo to Key West century this November and I stumbled across your post. Great write up!
09-14-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By Milton Keynes

And that's why I have a gravel bike.

And that's why I have a gravel bike.
09-14-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By Milton Keynes

Drive 20-30 miles to find gravel? That's cute. ...

Drive 20-30 miles to find gravel? That's cute. I just have to ride half a block from my house, then I could stay on gravel for miles.
09-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 194
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Posted By mstateglfr

Your hot takes on topics are a hoot. I really do...

Your hot takes on topics are a hoot. I really do enjoy them. And you dont mind or are unaware of all the gaping holes in your comments that others run right thru, so its quite entertaining to read....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By HTupolev

The point that people are making here isn't that...

The point that people are making here isn't that bicycle quality doesn't matter at all, it's that you don't seem to understand how your priorities correlate to performance.

A Walmart beach cruiser...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're that strong, the bike weight shouldn't...

If you're that strong, the bike weight shouldn't matter. If you think 3lbs of bike weight is why other riders are ahead of you, then the upcoming reality check is going to be a harsh one... and...
09-12-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 194
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Posted By Koyote

Riding gravel means you get to buy another bike.

Riding gravel means you get to buy another bike.
09-12-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,546
Posted By canklecat

Mandela Effect...

Mandela Effect (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-the-mandela-effect-4589394#:~:text=The%20Mandela%20Effect%20refers%20to,light%20on%20this%20unique%20phenomenon.).

People believe they know...
09-12-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 844
Posted By Racing Dan

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure...

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure its perfectly good enough. - Or get a luggage scale. Not very expensive and a bit more handy.
09-11-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon...

Let me get this straight: (1) you broke a carbon fork on the road bike, (2) you snapped a chain on the hybrid, and (3) your wife limits your cost-effective choices to roughly $1000. Okay. We're...
09-09-20, 07:21 PM
09-09-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By ofajen

Change the setting under User Control Panel ->...

Change the setting under User Control Panel -> Edit Options -> Default Thread Subscription Mode to No Notifications.
09-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,181
Posted By woodcraft

The jump makes no difference when you are only...

The jump makes no difference when you are only going ~ 4 mph,

and 1:1 is not that extreme- mtn bikes go 1/3 lower.
09-08-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,181
Posted By Iride01

It's not as big as you think. When in the 34 ring...

It's not as big as you think. When in the 34 ring the difference in ratio between your 11 and 12 cog is a bigger difference than your 30 and 34 cog.

(34/11) - (34/12) = .26
(34/30) - (34/34) =...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By wphamilton

I don't have a power meter so I don't speak for...

I don't have a power meter so I don't speak for those who do, but ... if my serious intent was to improve my power (speed) I'd have no issue with training on a bike with Claris and a power meter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By guachi

I have a left side 4iiis power meter on a 105...

I have a left side 4iiis power meter on a 105 crank arm. My bike came with 105 parts and now I have an extra crank arm.

If it fit on a bike with Claris parts I would put it on the bike. It might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By big john

It's supposed to be "strong, cheap, light". Ever...

It's supposed to be "strong, cheap, light". Ever hear of Rivendell? Definitely strong, heavy, and expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By tomato coupe

I hear they're also wearing boxers under their...

I hear they're also wearing boxers under their cycling shorts now, with the boxers sticking out the top several inches.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By Branko D

I like to spend a lot of time in the drops and...

I like to spend a lot of time in the drops and having the levers straight makes it more natural to operate everything from the drops.

If you like spending a lot of time in aero hoods position,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Every word surak wrote is spot on. I'll cosign...

Every word surak wrote is spot on. I'll cosign the notion that a power meter is a much better investment than a new groupset. I wouldn't generally recommend one to somebody who's new to road, but...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,407
Posted By RonE

My commute is 17 miles each way, and I bike about...

My commute is 17 miles each way, and I bike about 2 times per week. I normally cruise at about 15MPH and average 12-13MPH with traffic, stop signs, traffic lights, etc. Living in Florida, there is no...
09-06-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

Are you confused about the point of a forum?

Are you confused about the point of a forum?
09-05-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,678
Posted By rubiksoval

Again, you're conflating running and cycling...

Again, you're conflating running and cycling (even though that's inaccurate for running, too).

All of your riding is aerobic. Any effort over 30-40 secs is primarily aerobic. Your "gray zone" is...
09-04-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,890
Posted By rydabent

There should be a Fed law that states the police...

There should be a Fed law that states the police will check phone logs to see anyone involved in an accident where a person was killed, will have their sentence DOUBLED, if they were on the phone at...
09-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,678
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Junk Miles only exist in a training context....

Junk Miles only exist in a training context. "Training" means cycling or working out with the intent of becoming faster and "stronger" as TdF commenters put it, i.e. also more resilient and with more...
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,678
Posted By Sorg67

Enjoyment Endorphins Clear my head Energy...

Enjoyment
Endorphins
Clear my head
Energy for the day after a morning ride
Positive attitude
Good mood
Better sleep
Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom management
Better motivation
09-01-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,678
Posted By base2

Junk miles are junk miles. That's not to say they...

Junk miles are junk miles. That's not to say they don't have any benefit. They're just miles spent not doing what is consistant with your goal.

I rarely spend any time training any more. I did...
08-27-20, 03:26 PM
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Views: 872
Posted By Cougrrcj

Reeces Gu

Reeces Gu
08-27-20, 07:04 AM
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Views: 1,393
Posted By rubiksoval

Oatmeal is my go-to.

Oatmeal is my go-to.
08-26-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By caloso

I’m not sure what the question is. Are you asking...

I’m not sure what the question is. Are you asking how much power it takes to do 20mph on a standard road bike? I’m assuming no wind and flat ground, right?

Looking at some Strava segments where I...
08-25-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,033
Posted By GlennR

Gentle cycle and hang after

Gentle cycle and hang after
08-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,336
Posted By Lance St. Paul

Always. Since the late 1970's. And IF I could...

Always. Since the late 1970's. And IF I could only wear a helmet OR glasses, I'd pick the glasses - the glasses are needed on every ride, while a helmet is needed, well hopefully never.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,385
Posted By bargo68

52. 50 mile round trip 4x a week.

52. 50 mile round trip 4x a week.
08-23-20, 04:28 PM
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Views: 1,903
Posted By indyfabz

Duh. Morgan Freeman.

Duh. Morgan Freeman.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,820
Posted By rubiksoval

Zero need to train in the mountains to ride in...

Zero need to train in the mountains to ride in the mountains. Do more workouts. Don't stand up on the rollers.

If the climbs are 20 minutes long, do 20 minute repeats. Don't stop pedaling, don't...
08-23-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By wolfchild

I carry all the important stuff inside my...

I carry all the important stuff inside my backpack and inside my pockets, so that way it's always with me. I would never ever leave any important items on my bike when locking it outside.
08-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,036
Posted By Maelochs

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... ...

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... because your wallet will be lighter. ( < rimshot >)
Forum: Foo
08-22-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,024
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember some things from the 70's Meeting...

I remember some things from the 70's

Meeting Evil Knievel (I got to shake his hand at a Toys R Us event).

Wondering what a "Watergate" was, and thinking it must look something like a dam.
...
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,024
Posted By CliffordK

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/...

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/max_1200/c08edd97535089.5ec71d61c627a.gif
08-20-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,572
Posted By Chuckles1

Gearing

The nice thing about gravel bikes is the low gearing. A 46/30 with an 11/34 is great for gravel and even sand, as you can sit down to put weight on rear wheel for traction and don't need a lot of...
08-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,572
Posted By Kapusta

“Hybrid” is quite possibly the most asinine - and...

“Hybrid” is quite possibly the most asinine - and ultimately useless - term to make its way into the cycling lexicon.

The term is so broad as to make it meaningless.

All it means is a bike with...
08-19-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,572
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a real thing and not just some category...

Its a real thing and not just some category created by marketing, despite what some will inevitably claim.
Gravel riding was around before the explosion in popularity so it clearly isnt just a...
08-18-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,499
Posted By GlennR

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same...

I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
08-18-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,336
Posted By velopig

Always.

Always.
08-18-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By aggiegrads

Fist, a bit more detail is needed. First, where...

Fist, a bit more detail is needed. First, where do you live? Winter in Chicago is different than winter in Seattle.

Second, how long is your commute? Do you use your commute as a workout, or just...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,305
Posted By squirtdad

wrong... simply wrong..... setting the seat like...

wrong... simply wrong..... setting the seat like this puts you in way less than effective pedaling situation. proper bike fit is proper bike fit, plan and simple. And it is no more work, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,696
Posted By noisebeam

Zipped to the top for comfort. I had one jersey...

Zipped to the top for comfort. I had one jersey that would always unzip ~1/2" so I threw it away.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,696
Posted By noodle soup

+1 Climbs are really the only time this...

+1

Climbs are really the only time this helps much. If you are moving at a reasonable pace, a wet jersey on your body will keep your body cooler.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,696
Posted By cthenn

Never on a descent. I've engulfed enough bees...

Never on a descent. I've engulfed enough bees and yellow jackets (with subsequent stings) in my jersey to know better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,696
Posted By GlennR

When i'm sweating bullets and there's a breeze, i...

When i'm sweating bullets and there's a breeze, i will unzip my jersey. I don't do it all the way since I don't want it "fluttering" since my cellphone is in the middle pocket (and it hides my gut)....
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