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09-25-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 517
Posted By jppe

From photos others have taken of me riding I’ve...

From photos others have taken of me riding I’ve noticed I lean forward a lot more than most riders. My bars are generally about 4” lower than the saddle. I guess that’s position 2? I intentionally...
09-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,940
Posted By Wileyone

Oh my God guys, just go ride your bikes

Oh my God guys, just go ride your bikes
09-24-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,940
Posted By livedarklions

You're Off-topic--we're discussing the proper...

You're Off-topic--we're discussing the proper tool for beating dead horses.
09-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,940
Posted By Wileyone

I prefer Fillet braised bats myself. Less chance...

I prefer Fillet braised bats myself. Less chance of foul balls.
09-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,940
Posted By Koyote

My bat is made of double-butted lugged steel.

My bat is made of double-butted lugged steel.
09-23-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By pdlamb

As Mark Twain said, the man with one watch always...

As Mark Twain said, the man with one watch always knows precisely what time it is. The man with two watches is never quite certain.

Pick one and stick with it.
09-23-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Iride01

Everyone will experience that to varying degrees...

Everyone will experience that to varying degrees at different times.

Your Wahoo or any other device you use and RWGPS or any other site you use don't use the same data to arrive at the...
09-23-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,009
Posted By livedarklions

Y'all realize OP pretty much swiped this from...

Y'all realize OP pretty much swiped this from Just Ride, right?
09-22-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,009
Posted By HD3andMe

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/260x376/unnamed_810f29d7a1fa1377bb87e774398f918e061eb263.jpg
09-22-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,009
Posted By vespasianus

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine...

Why do people respond to these absolutely asinine posts?
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,009
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
08-27-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By dmanthree

Updated the app and repaired the unit. Seems to...

Updated the app and repaired the unit. Seems to have worked.

Thanks!
08-21-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By MemRiverman

Thanks to spank226! He found me a used kinetic...

Thanks to spank226! He found me a used kinetic in Memphis. I appreciate everyone help. This is a great group!
08-10-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By speedlever

To update: I left the RTL515 in standby mode for...

To update: I left the RTL515 in standby mode for 3 days (between rides). The blue light was constantly flashing. When I checked the battery (from the Varia app field on the 830), it showed as full 3...
08-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,911
Posted By Batstar

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails...

I have my RVR315 attached to the saddle rails using a mount that I purchased on Amazon. A Dakine Hot Laps Gripper bag accommodates a spare tube, multi-tool, levers, patches, and quick link.

On...
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I...

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I was free to ride, camp, hunt, and do so many things without having to check messages and emails. Believe it or not, it was completely possible to have...
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
07-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,163
Posted By cyccommute

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the...

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the same size as my tire. I've had at least one occasion where I used both extra tubes and the two tubes already in my tires. None of them were...
07-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,163
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Practice it at home once or twice to get some...

Practice it at home once or twice to get some comfort with it.
Yes you will spend a can or two of CO2 practicing but it could be very helpful.
You can also then check pressure with a gauge after a...
07-28-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,019
Posted By subgrade

Depends on the salad. Something like this...

Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster
...
07-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,019
Posted By Bill in VA

Similar to the old answer to the questions of...

Similar to the old answer to the questions of "How can I lighten my bike?" or "How can I train to go faster?"

Answer: Push yourself away from the table.
07-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,019
Posted By cormacf

Sick burn at the bike shop

Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
07-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,561
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It sounds like you'll need something that can...

It sounds like you'll need something that can display the cadence number for you as it's measured. That could be a phone, it could be an expensive GPS computer with all kinds of features, it could...
06-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,261
Posted By AndrewJB

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder...

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder hubs. But, I now view louder hubs as a "safety feature"!
When I am approaching pedestrians, and other cyclists, if I pause my peddling, the hub...
06-15-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,628
Posted By RGMN

After playing with this and a chance conversation...

After playing with this and a chance conversation with my firmware architect at work I actually have the Garmin 130, Garmin RTL510, and Bontrager Ion 200RT working reliably. Both the RTL510 and the...
06-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,911
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Another option I use. It's meant mount directly...

Another option I use. It's meant mount directly to seat rails, I use it to mount to my underseat bag. The mount allows for adjusting to level the light....
06-10-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,606
Posted By downhillmaster

I am not sure what is more amusing. That so...

I am not sure what is more amusing.
That so many insignificant people believe that they are in any danger of being stalked.
Or that those same people believe that they are safeguarding themselves...
06-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,977
Posted By Gresp15C

If nothing else, integrated sensors would...

If nothing else, integrated sensors would guarantee that your bike will go obsolete in 3 years.
06-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By CyclingBK

As a “newbie”, and at soon to be 52, I’m going to...

As a “newbie”, and at soon to be 52, I’m going to chime in!

I have been shocked and utterly amazed at the standards of fitness so many of you have as people in you 60s and 70s and even more. Most...
06-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,278
Posted By njkayaker

The problem is that "fake" is a characterization...

The problem is that "fake" is a characterization of the feature. Since it's a legitimate method for navigation and useful for many people, it's not really "fake" at all. It's useful in places where...
05-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,925
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had to lay the bike down flat and step over...

I've had to lay the bike down flat and step over it after a really hard ride. Trying to put a leg over would cramp me right up. Ignore how it looks. You've earned some respect.
05-31-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,925
Posted By OldTryGuy

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs...

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs young!"

Sounds like the brain is writing a check the body can't cash. My next birthday is in JULY and I will be 70 years OLD and proud of it. Been...
05-26-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By srode1

You're right, that would work and perhaps I...

You're right, that would work and perhaps I should have been more clear - if he used a 24mm Shimano Adapter on his current bike with BB30 BB, and bought a 24mm Shimano crank based power meter, he...
05-21-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,119
Posted By Tomm Willians

The gf’s latest acquisition 😎

I can’t keep up with her in the N+1 competition. She received this 1997 Colnago Dream Plus Mapei from Fed Ex last night. It was packed so carefully it could have withstood anything. Today we take it...
05-13-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The obvious answer is to give most of your bikes...

The obvious answer is to give most of your bikes away.
05-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,875
Posted By Retro Grouch

How many hours of use does it take to wear out a...

How many hours of use does it take to wear out a bicycle chain? How much personal experience can one rider have? I can understand user reviews if somebody has a truly atrocious experience. For...
05-04-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,069
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, of course you're not hitting max HR 3 times...

Well, of course you're not hitting max HR 3 times on the way home, though you're probably going over LTHR. I participate in a 154 mile, 10,000' event ride, which unfortunately won't happen this year....
05-01-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,069
Posted By OldTryGuy

LOW IMPACT with an exercise you really enjoy...

LOW IMPACT with an exercise you really enjoy (love ????) what more does one need???? IMO, if you have a need to expand your fitness goals then go for what ever floats your boat providing the biking...
04-24-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,909
Posted By CliffordK

The part of mainland USA that isn't a state?

The part of mainland USA that isn't a state?
04-22-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,182
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Amanda Coker rode over 86k miles in a twelve...

Amanda Coker rode over 86k miles in a twelve month period

https://road.cc/content/news/222747-amanda-coker-ends-epic-year-riding-more-86000-miles-%E2%80%93-and-now-aiming-100000

And the story...
04-07-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,628
Posted By Koyote

Well, thank goodness you are here to set all of...

Well, thank goodness you are here to set all of those satisfied Varia users straight.
04-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,628
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Thanks everybody for sharing your thoughts on...

Thanks everybody for sharing your thoughts on this. Very helpful.

Not that it matters that much, I used to have the v1 radar, but during a trip somebody smashed my car window and stole the bike,...
04-01-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,628
Posted By eagletree

Just add to this. I use it with the Wahoo Roam....

Just add to this. I use it with the Wahoo Roam. I'm going to upgrade to a Garmin 1030 for a variety of deficiencies of the Wahoo computers, but one really handy thing on the Garmin computer is that...
03-08-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,351
Posted By OldTryGuy

Have had constant 15+mph winds lately so plenty...

Have had constant 15+mph winds lately so plenty of time on aero clamp-on bars since I'm riding solo. I like the following mirror mounted upside down thus elevating the mirror providing a better view...
03-04-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,834
Posted By fly135

OTOH, more time to ride!

OTOH, more time to ride!
03-02-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,413
Posted By katsup

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so,...

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so, then you're already putting yourself at risk.

Ride more to improve your fitness so your body can fight it off easier.
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,413
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
03-01-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,940
Posted By indyfabz

Random sunrise/sets. ...

Random sunrise/sets.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc01966_347f4caf3460c4c9a90fab621fa6e9a6e2662871.jpg...
03-01-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,940
Posted By indyfabz

When riding in rural Vermont you need to be...

When riding in rural Vermont you need to be prepared to lose pavement at any moment.

...
02-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,940
Posted By Miele Man

Mjac wanted sunrises or sunsets. Sunrise whilst...

Mjac wanted sunrises or sunsets. Sunrise whilst riding along Hwy 8 towards Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and just leaving Cambridge, Ontario. Left side of the road as you head south.
...
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