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08-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,163
Posted By Riveting

Tell the spouse to look at it this way: the gym...

Tell the spouse to look at it this way: the gym membership that you have currently is about $1,080 for 3 years (assuming $30/month), which you can now cancel and save that money instead. And then you...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By Riveting

And if you ride without fear, you probably...

And if you ride without fear, you probably shouldn't ride.
Forum: Northeast
08-15-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By Riveting

Be careful what you wish for. Some of the rural...

Be careful what you wish for. Some of the rural back roads in New England can be a double edged sword. Yes, they may have a small amount of traffic, but on the other hand those few cars may not be...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,316
Posted By Riveting

Why is that so incredible to you? My math shows...

Why is that so incredible to you? My math shows that's about $11,900 per adult (252M adults) which is pretty low compared to their student loan, car loan, or home mortgage.
08-15-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,724
Posted By Riveting

I used to get a numb member using a stock...

I used to get a numb member using a stock Trek/Bontrager saddle and just 40 miles of riding. I then got a pro fit that included a measurement of my sit bones using a memory foam device, and I was...
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Riveting

My very basic formula for guesstimating ride...

My very basic formula for guesstimating ride duration: (assumes a solo endurance distance avg. speed of ~17mph)
Every 25 miles = 1.5 hours
Every 1,000' of elevation = .5 hours

So a ride that's...
08-15-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Riveting

The existence of a camera on your bike (or in a...

The existence of a camera on your bike (or in a convenience store) doesn't offer direct protection, just as the existence of a police force in your town doesn't offer direct protection. Both are used...
08-14-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Riveting

Much, much stiffer penalties for hit and runs,...

Much, much stiffer penalties for hit and runs, along with more rear facing HD cameras on bikes, will reduce these incidents. Eventually.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By Riveting

I rarely go on unscripted rides, use as much tech...

I rarely go on unscripted rides, use as much tech on the bike as possible (Di2, power meter, GPS route navigation), do lots of group rides, and log onto Strava after every ride to check for PR's. To...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,388
Posted By Riveting

Yup, getting segment PR's while ALSO maintaining...

Yup, getting segment PR's while ALSO maintaining 18-20+ mph for the entire ride is a lot more difficult, and a lot more rewarding, IMHO. And investing in a power meter will allow you to reap the...
08-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By Riveting

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07-27-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,363
Posted By Riveting

To me, almost all sports are somewhat boring to...

To me, almost all sports are somewhat boring to watch, live and/or in-person. Same plays over and over and over again, some successful, some not, over and over. To me, it's not the actual scoring...
07-23-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Riveting

I had a Di2 11sp RD fail on me earlier this...

I had a Di2 11sp RD fail on me earlier this season with the exact symptoms you're having (mine had 12,500 hard miles on it). It's toast. Bring $280 to your LBS and get another one installed.
07-23-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,281
Posted By Riveting

$750 in your pocket should get you a 2 year old...

$750 in your pocket should get you a 2 year old gently used bike, that was $1500 when it was new.
07-23-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By Riveting

I cut my steerer tube 3 times, and it's still too...

I cut my steerer tube 3 times, and it's still too short.
07-22-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,119
Posted By Riveting

All of my knee pain is just below the kneecap, so...

All of my knee pain is just below the kneecap, so I'm not the best help.

Scraping is done while seated, and not while climbing out of the saddle.

Try an equally long day without doing any out...
07-22-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,583
Posted By Riveting

We don't need no stinking robot....Self Riding...

We don't need no stinking robot....Self Riding Bike
07-14-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,381
Posted By Riveting

The divorce just means you have more time to ride.

The divorce just means you have more time to ride.
07-14-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By Riveting

^^ Doing a bike swap isn't always recommended...

^^ Doing a bike swap isn't always recommended with 1 km to go.
07-12-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,176
Posted By Riveting

Seriously, use a "line beam...

Seriously, use a "line beam (https://www.laserpoints.com/shop-by-application/line-beam-laser.html)" laser pointer down the middle of the tire, and down the middle of the stem, then adjust stem to...
07-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,954
Posted By Riveting

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07-09-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,097
Posted By Riveting

9 miles at 15 mph was a "good" ride for me (at...

9 miles at 15 mph was a "good" ride for me (at the time 50 lbs overweight, an ex-pack-a-day-smoker, and high BP) when I got back to cycling by commuting to work 7 years ago. Just stick with it and...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Riveting

^^ I use hot wax for chain lube, so, nope

^^ I use hot wax for chain lube, so, nope
07-09-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,299
Posted By Riveting

Gravel is like the Goldilocks of cycling, easier...

Gravel is like the Goldilocks of cycling, easier than mtb, and harder than road.
07-09-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,947
Posted By Riveting

A wise cyclist once told me: Save the speed for...

A wise cyclist once told me: Save the speed for the uphills
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,477
Posted By Riveting

According to the criteria, it would be the...

According to the criteria, it would be the cyclist behind the draft car at 183 mph. Until someone can invent a velodrome in a vacuum.
07-08-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,561
Posted By Riveting

I also shave the legs to aid in the re-usability...

I also shave the legs to aid in the re-usability of EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) electrode pads, as well as the other advantages mentioned: road rash bandage application/removal, sunscreen...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,922
Posted By Riveting

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack...

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack only to discover that the key to the roof rack was on the other key ring, still at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,196
Posted By Riveting

Being a much heavier rider relative to the rest...

Being a much heavier rider relative to the rest of the group (40-70 lbs more), I end up being a RunUpDriftBacker on the hills. My weight advantage is on the downhills, so that's where I go hard, pass...
06-30-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By Riveting

I fall a lot in slow technical uphill climbs in...

I fall a lot in slow technical uphill climbs in mtb, because I don't want to stop pedaling or take my foot off the pedals (aka dab) both of which will cause a loss of momentum, but that means I stall...
06-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By Riveting

A FREE bike that doesn't fit is not a good deal.

A FREE bike that doesn't fit is not a good deal.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,245
Posted By Riveting

In the late winter when it's still close to...

In the late winter when it's still close to freezing, but with lots of snow melt, on the road bike I'll often mount a cheapie plastic clip on front fender if I want to keep my feet from getting too...
06-29-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,360
Posted By Riveting

The "saddle height analysis pic" should be with...

The "saddle height analysis pic" should be with the right pedal at 6 o'clock, and your right HEEL on the pedal (not clipped in), and no leaning of the hips. In this position, your leg should almost...
06-28-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,637
Posted By Riveting

I've got a Pletscher Double on my commuter, which...

I've got a Pletscher Double on my commuter, which makes the bike REALLY stable when loading the rear panniers.
Forum: Foo
06-28-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By Riveting

Pepper spray is an effective defense against an...

Pepper spray is an effective defense against an enraged MAMIL
06-19-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,632
Posted By Riveting

+1 for hydro disc

+1 for hydro disc
Replies: 19
Views: 4,684
Posted By Riveting

80% slower than driving a car

80% slower than driving a car
06-15-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,758
Posted By Riveting

My secret: BCAA powder in my water bottles

My secret: BCAA powder in my water bottles
06-15-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By Riveting

No back view of the jersey? I expect that level...

No back view of the jersey? I expect that level of unprofessionalism from a junk jersey vendor on Amazon, not Castelli. I need to know how visible I am to cars coming up from behind.
06-14-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By Riveting

Clip on aero bars (mounted on drop bars) give me...

Clip on aero bars (mounted on drop bars) give me all the positions I need to alleviate hand, wrist, tricep, back, neck, and shoulder fatigue on 100+ mile rides. Not sure if clip-on aero bars are a...
06-14-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,288
Posted By Riveting

I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less...

I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less than $10k on a custom Ti. He also spends (his time) every Thanksgiving feeding the poor at a soup kitchen. Does he get any credit?
06-11-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By Riveting

Achy back means you may need to build up your...

Achy back means you may need to build up your core, both abs and lower back muscles. Google "active bridge exercise".

Achy hands/wrists may go away with your newly built up core, since your core...
Replies: 23
Views: 4,079
Posted By Riveting

I did my first 24 hour solo ride (324 miles) on a...

I did my first 24 hour solo ride (324 miles) on a paved rail trail (East Bay Bike Path in Rhode Island). I had done a double century with a buddy a few weeks earlier without issues, so I knew I had...
06-11-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,146
Posted By Riveting

Hopefully you banana peel tossers are removing...

Hopefully you banana peel tossers are removing the little plastic label on it beforehand!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
Posted By Riveting

Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts. Worked fine for me...

Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts. Worked fine for me on a 24 hr ride (326 miles), and still in great shape after 10k miles. I only wear other brands when the two pair of PI Elite I own are in the wash.
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,143
Posted By Riveting

Back in the early days, when WiFi networks were...

Back in the early days, when WiFi networks were rarely password protected, I'd try to deter my neighbors (or strangers driving by) from camping on mine and stealing my bandwidth by calling it...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,583
Posted By Riveting

Yeah, my pic was a little misleading. When I'm...

Yeah, my pic was a little misleading. When I'm pedaling, the sling is turned around and the pup is kind of leaning on my back. I'm considering just using a backpack instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,197
Views: 313,768
Posted By Riveting

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06-02-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,256
Posted By Riveting

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06-01-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,239
Posted By Riveting

Hopefully you've dropped/reduced some vices since...

Hopefully you've dropped/reduced some vices since taking up cycling (smoking, drinking, gambling, weight gain from eating too much, getting angry...), be sure to remind them that cycling is a big...
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