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10-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By billyymc

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in...

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in the middle of the ride!
10-11-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,710
Posted By billyymc

I like to ask my running friends why they never...

I like to ask my running friends why they never learned to ride a bike. Some of them get very defensive of running. It's amazing how serious runners can be. I run a little in the "off" season but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,259
Posted By billyymc

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The...

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The shaft of the screw was only about 1/8 of an inch in diameter. Not quite as dramatic as the picture would imply, but for my first puncture on tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,259
Posted By billyymc

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with...

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with tublesss you don't have to stop to fix a flat - it will seal itself while you cleanly outride the pack of wolves.
2 - wolves love orange seal. If they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By billyymc

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before...

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before putting it in the tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,968
Posted By billyymc

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get...

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get something out of it.

I do wave at other riders though. If they don't wave at me I come here and complain about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,968
Posted By billyymc

It's no different than a "Like" button on any...

It's no different than a "Like" button on any other social media site.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,249
Posted By billyymc

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.
09-09-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,026
Posted By billyymc

I totally love this bike. It rides like a dream...

I totally love this bike. It rides like a dream on both pavement and gravel, and the quality seems great.
09-09-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,026
Posted By billyymc

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride...

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride in here. This was my second attempt at this ride - the first one was last Friday and ended after 1) my buddy and I getting run over simultaneously by...
09-08-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,358
Posted By billyymc

I thought I'd close this thread out full circle....

I thought I'd close this thread out full circle. I went back out and did this ride today - solo all the way this time, and while I saw about 20 deer (six in the first half mile), we kept a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,373
Posted By billyymc

To get better at climbing, climb more. Your...

To get better at climbing, climb more. Your climbing that you related in your first post is quite minimal. Go do 40 to 60 mile rides with 100 to 120 feet per mile on average. Do them frequently....
09-07-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By billyymc

Yep - this worked for me when I was experiencing...

Yep - this worked for me when I was experiencing some pain / numbness.
09-01-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,026
Posted By billyymc

Haha. I see what you did there 🙂 But the...

Haha. I see what you did there 🙂

But the tire seems fine - I pulled the screw and it spewed a bit of sealant. Gave it a quick spin and it sealed pretty well but I put a plug in for good measure...
08-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By billyymc

There are plenty of people 20 years younger than...

There are plenty of people 20 years younger than you and 100 lbs lighter who couldn't finish 100 mile ride - nice job!
08-26-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,200
Posted By billyymc

Turns out that with swapping saddles (tried and...

Turns out that with swapping saddles (tried and ISM Road saddle and didnt' like it) I had moved some things around and didn't record my fit prior to the swap. I have it dialed in very nicely now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,752
Posted By billyymc

Most people, in my experience, grossly...

Most people, in my experience, grossly overestimate slope percentage/degrees. This is true in cycling, and in skiing. I recently purchased a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS and it has % grade as one of the...
08-21-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,206
Posted By billyymc

First, a bike isn't an investment. Second,...

First, a bike isn't an investment.

Second, you can't really make a "value" argument for this, because you're asking people to put a value on what makes them happy. If owning a bespoke frame...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,519
Posted By billyymc

OMG. Overreact much? ;)

OMG. Overreact much?

;)
07-21-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,152
Posted By billyymc

Not just acceptable, but in some U.S. states a...

Not just acceptable, but in some U.S. states a legal alternative written into the motor vehicle code.
07-16-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,358
Posted By billyymc

Got is sorted out. From the top of James Kennedy...

Got is sorted out. From the top of James Kennedy State Forest we will drop down to Virgil and ride to the Virgil Country Store, then backtrack. Added 5 miles and 500 feet of elevation but I was able...
07-15-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,603
Posted By billyymc

I'll give you an example of a bad ride I did...

I'll give you an example of a bad ride I did recently. Four of us started at 6:30 am this past July 5. The plan was to ride 101 miles, with 10,500 feet of climbing.

At the start of the ride the...
07-14-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,358
Posted By billyymc

Rough idea of the route - starts in Maine, NY...

Rough idea of the route - starts in Maine, NY then goes through Newark Valley to Shingagin Hollow State Forest (not far from Ithaca), from there through Hammond Hill State Forest, James Kennedy State...
06-25-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,118
Posted By billyymc

Somebody got up on the cranky side of life.

Somebody got up on the cranky side of life.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,373
Posted By billyymc

I offer unsolicited advice to people every single...

I offer unsolicited advice to people every single day, while driving, at work, at the grocery store. Just about in any setting. It's quite the ice breaker in any situation.
Replies: 23
Views: 5,661
Posted By billyymc

TS - if we find the route to be unsuitable for...

TS - if we find the route to be unsuitable for the described attempt (which based on the info collected here is very likely the case), I'd plan to ride it in a two or three day ride anyway.
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