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Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,030
Posted By u235

Other than the tiger wrestling and the knots, I...

Other than the tiger wrestling and the knots, I am good so far.
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,030
Posted By u235

Man Card certification

What would you need for man card status...

Show understanding of or have actually performed and could perform the following with reasonably acceptable results. Not something that is an extreme one...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,012
Posted By u235

I rolled on regular marathon greenguards on...

I rolled on regular marathon greenguards on hybrid for a few years and they are still on there but I rarely ride it anymore. I had no problem in the street rolling but off road on non hardpack they...
10-13-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

This thread. Grumpy old men that disagree with...

This thread. Grumpy old men that disagree with others that do not think and do exactly like them. Framed under the guise of mentor, safety, and well being. All that is missing here is the use of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By u235

Same here. I can and do wear a really small...

Same here. I can and do wear a really small blinky on the back of my helmet (Knog Blinder mini). The rubber strap fits though my helmet vents and requires no additional mounts. No desire for a blinky...
10-10-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,045
Posted By u235

I can do 50ish miles with little to no food. If...

I can do 50ish miles with little to no food. If I am doing more then that I start snacking right away. Waiting to long to start doesn't work.
10-07-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By u235

Soap, a bucket, water, rag, brush, sponge. If I...

Soap, a bucket, water, rag, brush, sponge. If I did not have access to an outdoor hose like yourself, I'd wipe down the chain and derailleurs with a damp rag, lube as required and keep going. My bike...
10-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

Says who? That statement doesn't make any sense....

Says who? That statement doesn't make any sense. There are times I can't even hear a car coming up behind because of the wind blowing in my face or times when cars are passing I can't hear anything...
10-05-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

I have a small USB speaker. It is on 99% of the...

I have a small USB speaker. It is on 99% of the time I am riding solo (which is 99.9% of my ride time). The only time it is not on is questionable winding narrow country roads where I feel hearing...
10-02-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

How about a cow. Came up on one on my normal...

How about a cow. Came up on one on my normal route on a back road. Usually not an issue but this one was kind of boxed in because of the tree lines. She didn't know how to get back through the narrow...
Forum: Touring
10-02-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By u235

Lol, maybe. They very much do default to SPD. ...

Lol, maybe. They very much do default to SPD. Or my muscle memory had defaulted to that. I don't use them as a flats replacement, I use the flat sideas needed with my SPD shoes
Forum: Touring
10-01-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By u235

When I got the pedals I put the longer pins in...

When I got the pedals I put the longer pins in one of the pedals to test a difference. That was over 10k miles ago. They are still like that ;)

I don't use the non SPD side often but when I do it...
10-01-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

On parts of the paved W&OD trail in northern VA...

On parts of the paved W&OD trail in northern VA there is a second parallel gravel/dirt bridal trail. The distance from the main trail varies from out of sight beyond the brush and over the hill and...
10-01-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

The music played zero role in that, not paying...

The music played zero role in that, not paying attention did. Unless it's a huge boom box and weighing down a side of your bike and throwing off your balance, they do not make you drift unnecessarily...
09-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

Devils advocate.. Maybe it was not luck at all....

Devils advocate..
Maybe it was not luck at all. Maybe he/she was proactively watching you as they approached, assumed you looked relatively stable, saw you were slowing and knew your pace and had a...
09-29-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,829
Posted By u235

I've been on the other side of this discussion....

I've been on the other side of this discussion. Not used my bell and another biker I passed decided to give me a lecture about it later when he saw me stopped for a snack. I was not enlightened. It...
09-29-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,484
Posted By u235

I am confident I could leave my bike (or...

I am confident I could leave my bike (or anything) anywhere in my yard or driveway and it would not get stolen. With the exception of within a few feet of the road where someone might "assume" it was...
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,322
Posted By u235

Cheap and renter friendly? Staple up rolls of...

Cheap and renter friendly? Staple up rolls of burlap or weed fabric. Look up "shade fabric" on Amazon.
09-28-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,567
Posted By u235

You mentioned two different situations and the...

You mentioned two different situations and the rear being the limiting factor. I find this intriguing. This is the exact opposite of everything I've ever experienced when things unexpectedly get...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By u235

Marriott points work out good for me. Not so much...

Marriott points work out good for me. Not so much this year as business travel went way down but I have a LOT of points and status built up. Sheetz which is a gas station/convenience store mainly in...
Forum: Touring
09-24-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,155
Posted By u235

Not directly related to this thread but.. This...

Not directly related to this thread but..
This weekend was my first time on the C&O since last September. I usually do it one or twice a year and portions of the southern half at least once a month...
09-21-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By u235

An arrow with direction and F or R on the left...

An arrow with direction and F or R on the left side of the tire. I try to mount the tire with the arrow at the stem. The markings are subtle but visible. Sure directional tires already have an...
09-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,198
Posted By u235

I was pointing out people made their decisions....

I was pointing out people made their decisions. Never blamed consumers for the overall mess and not sure how you deduced that. They are responsible for their own mess. A lot of people and...
09-19-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,198
Posted By u235

Not arguing or specifically pointing these...

Not arguing or specifically pointing these comments to you!!! Just venting that the concept this logic does not make any sense. From the consumer end, the bad flags were there. Take the house out of...
09-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,198
Posted By u235

Option 1. Buy house at some price before or...

Option 1. Buy house at some price before or during bubble, take out money on the ever increasing value to make ends meet or maintain a lifestyle above your present income allows (note 1)(because you...
09-18-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,198
Posted By u235

Have an example of the bleeding edge polymer...

Have an example of the bleeding edge polymer material science and exotic materials and new resins specific to the Emonda?
09-17-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,577
Posted By u235

Yes and yes. Threads are M10x1.0 fine thread....

Yes and yes. Threads are M10x1.0 fine thread. Makes more sense when you use it but the der hanger bolt is not centered on the wheel axle so you have to manually slide your distance reference to the...
09-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,428
Posted By u235

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My...

Since this thread is already out of hand.. My observations.
There are a lot of people that want the absolute fastest most efficient bike ride possible. Take everything outside of the power plant and...
09-16-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,577
Posted By u235

Great tool to have but it can be an expensive...

Great tool to have but it can be an expensive unitasker. I made one for a few $ and stuff I had laying around. It works but not perfect, not ideal for efficient daily use but works good enough to...
09-14-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,006
Posted By u235

Sums up my situation. I max out on 45 (Riddlers...

Sums up my situation. I max out on 45 (Riddlers for me). Some of my routes are a coin flip or weather for deciding between that and my XC
09-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,428
Posted By u235

I did not read the entire thread so this may have...

I did not read the entire thread so this may have been mentioned.
I actively seek the path less traveled, dirt, gravel, off road, the trail etc. I will ALWAYS turn off the paved road when given the...
09-11-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,006
Posted By u235

42 is about the smallest I'll use. Size matters...

42 is about the smallest I'll use. Size matters but the tire itself and it's characteristics matter to. Gravel riding is about 1/2 my total miles and on country farm roads that the same road surface...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,795
Posted By u235

My light cycle jacket tucks into it's pocket and...

My light cycle jacket tucks into it's pocket and has small straps to wear it as a waist pack. Maybe not ideal but I never need to find a place to put it and the decision to take it just in case is...
09-02-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By u235

I didn't think I was, it was a simply a...

I didn't think I was, it was a simply a counterpoint... Call 1800-555-1212 and complain user u235 is hostile and defensive and does not agree with you. The irony :)
09-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,607
Posted By u235

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random...

LOL, vigilante justice. No court considers random unverified unaccountable uncontested one sided reports from a random website and I'm infinitely happy they don't. Would you even want them to...
09-01-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By u235

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a...

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a one time or an occasional one off. Add some rain or water into that and the wrong lube and it goes bad quick. I gave up on wax and silicone based...
08-31-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,133
Posted By u235

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body...

A few rounds of Gorilla tape around my pump body for that.
08-30-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,864
Posted By u235

Really? I've done 8 hours rides with a 80-85%...

Really? I've done 8 hours rides with a 80-85% overall average based on my theoretical max Thought that was normal. My guide for long days riding is try to stay under 80%. Most of my rides for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,831
Posted By u235

Still waiting for the light ivy green, dark...

Still waiting for the light ivy green, dark maroon, and meadowlark yellow cars colors of the 70's cars to be options again :)
Mix that with some green tweed with tan highlight interior and it will...
08-29-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,589
Posted By u235

There is a market for $20 and $200+ helmets. That...

There is a market for $20 and $200+ helmets. That is why you see helmets that cost $20 and $200+. Do you trust you got a value or benefit? If so.. Win for you.
In my opinion, it seems relatively...
08-28-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By u235

Quite the dilemma. It starts with your off road...

Quite the dilemma. It starts with your off road portion. If the off road portion is slick or involves wet dirt and mud you will need some type of traction. There is no way around that. A good...
08-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,589
Posted By u235

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and...

​​​​​​I assume this compare of pedestrians and cyclists all involved getting hit by a car? What percent were determined death by head injuries? The document does not mention that unless I missed it. ...
08-25-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,589
Posted By u235

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from...

If anyone riding a bike is at risk for this from repetition... they REALLY need to take up a different form of exercise or transportation and I'm sure other body parts will be far mangled already.
...
08-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,891
Posted By u235

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in...

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in the wash with my other clothes with average cost detergent on cold and most times it goes into the dryer. Instead of all the time spent on weekly or...
Forum: Foo
08-25-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,978
Posted By u235

A regional density of under 200 per mile^2 seems...

A regional density of under 200 per mile^2 seems about comfortable for me. My area now is 100. Next county over on one side is 1200 and the other side is 80.
08-25-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By u235

Depends on the shoe. I wear Nashbar SPD sandals...

Depends on the shoe. I wear Nashbar SPD sandals and compared to other SPD shoes I've had these stand the best chance of a making it ten miles with reasonable comfort. Other than some clicking on hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,831
Posted By u235

I ride my bike a lot more than I look at it. I...

I ride my bike a lot more than I look at it.
I save my admiration and effort on a car or two and even that is getting to be a pain.
That being said... I'm not as fan of patterns, stripes, emblems,...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,978
Posted By u235

I like to look at close ups of Google maps in...

I like to look at close ups of Google maps in satellite view of housing in pretty much all of southern CA. Houses jammed up right next to each other, mostly concrete yards with walls around them and...
08-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,542
Posted By u235

I have 3 Polar straps and rotate them at random...

I have 3 Polar straps and rotate them at random for the last four years and all still work fine. Should be compatible with the wahoo sensor.
08-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By u235

Don't miss it. I rode with a casual group no...

Don't miss it.
I rode with a casual group no drop of about 10-30 people an average of twice a month. Great people on a 22 mile route that got as competitive as you wanted it to in sections with...
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