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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By lungdoc

Hola plugin for chrome makes the RAI feeds work....

Hola plugin for chrome makes the RAI feeds work. No luck yet with the Australian one, my Australian is better than my Italian.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,304
Posted By lungdoc

Comparably equipped I suspect they are going to...

Comparably equipped I suspect they are going to be fairly similar - certainly similar intended purpose. I'd say go for the one whose looks appeal, or which seems better for the price, or where you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By lungdoc

Would short course therapy on how to learn to...

Would short course therapy on how to learn to love Shimano be cheaper? If the bike fits well and is otherwise sound I'd say upgrade, possibly look for used Campy or SRAM? Only other option is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,951
Posted By lungdoc

Horses for courses. Disks have definite...

Horses for courses. Disks have definite advantages and a few drawbacks. For many sport/race road bike users who don't commute and realistically don't ride much on their fancy bikes in adverse...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By lungdoc

Is it the short cage SS or mid cage GS...

Is it the short cage SS or mid cage GS derailleur? Mid can take 11-32, short can take max of 11-28 and still use all gears.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By lungdoc

Will be fine and a perfectly acceptable option...

Will be fine and a perfectly acceptable option especially if you want shoes that are more walking friendly for any touring type activities. They are easier for clipping back in as can go on either...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By lungdoc

The cassette choice will depend on the chain ring...

The cassette choice will depend on the chain ring choice. If you end up with a wider rear cassette you need the medium cage derailleur as the shorter one maxes at 11-28 cassette. medium can run any,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By lungdoc

Hard to go too far wrong either way. I did like...

Hard to go too far wrong either way. I did like my recently stolen Synapse carbon Ultegra 2012. The Synapse and similar bikes are certainly racy enough for almost anything shy of a crit My sense is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By lungdoc

I'll go against the grain of this forum... and...

I'll go against the grain of this forum... and say that if commuting is a main use of the bike I would consider a bike that can handle both fenders and a pannier rack so you can carry the load on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By lungdoc

Where is this nirvana...(and gated communities or...

Where is this nirvana...(and gated communities or rural seclusion doesn't really count - not an option for me/many)? I live in a low crime neighbourhood in a low crime province in a low crime...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By lungdoc

Hence the lock as well. Anything is better than...

Hence the lock as well. Anything is better than an open door and an unlocked bike! A determined thief can of course get anything, but our neighbourhood isn't high crime and I think a closed door and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By lungdoc

So far it just works. Straight replacement for my...

So far it just works. Straight replacement for my sears wall switch. Controls the light, etc too.

Cameras are another good option but not exactly a substitute for closer. Are a deterrent plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By lungdoc

Definitely need the light beam door closing...

Definitely need the light beam door closing prevention security in place and I definitely wouldn't run this with small children around. Mine are grown. I use as backup not as main. There are other...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By lungdoc

Bad news/good news and a security tip

So, last weekend me or my wife left the garage door open and my 2012 Synapse Carbon Ultegra was gone. Didn't have it locked in the garage. Fortunately good insurance coverage and so I just picked up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,148
Posted By lungdoc

I doubt you are going to get meaningful answers...

I doubt you are going to get meaningful answers as both a bit less common. I am just in process of getting an R3 Ultegra, so I know that one, Ridley not sold in my town. From what I can see the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,261
Posted By lungdoc

Spoken word at low audio level in...

Spoken word at low audio level in non-traffic-side ear simply isn't a big risk. Now I probably would avoid even that in a busy urban environment, but to put it in context I would say I feel MUCH more...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 05:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,261
Posted By lungdoc

I use some Sony's like these, The ear-clip style...

I use some Sony's like these, The ear-clip style keeps it in place and doesn't totally block sound. For safety I only use my right ear, leaving left clear, and I only listen to talk podcasts at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,228
Posted By lungdoc

Lots of good advice on here already. Let me add...

Lots of good advice on here already. Let me add that it seems to me (and i admit this could be nonscientific despite my profession) that there is also a long-term buildup of cycling-specific...
04-11-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 23,978
Posted By lungdoc

Thanks turbo1889, those are absolutely fantastic...

Thanks turbo1889, those are absolutely fantastic posts, those pictures are excellent and should be seen by all cyclists in my opinion. Very well illustrated.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 7,934
Posted By lungdoc

I hate to break it to you but dramatic TV is...

I hate to break it to you but dramatic TV is better than ever. The long-form television series has surpassed movies as the premium form of dramatic storytelling. Shows like Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By lungdoc

A bit of an academic question if you aren't doing...

A bit of an academic question if you aren't doing time trials (unless you've got a really tight commuting schedule ;)). I assume if you are doing time trials you'd have or get a TT bike. If not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By lungdoc

Definitely premium only. Can you give us an idea...

Definitely premium only. Can you give us an idea of how well it works for you, so those of us who might consider trying premium service can get a sense of how well it works before committing to it?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,233
Posted By lungdoc

Outdoors I can think of ...

Outdoors I can think of bike/run/walk/ski/swim/paddle/row/skate. Some or most may obviously not be practical in the off season. Spinning obviously a possibility but not outdoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By lungdoc

Yes but the eTrex isn't a bike computer and you...

Yes but the eTrex isn't a bike computer and you thus need two devices. The Edge 800 does do both maps and cycle computer functions but is somewhat large and costly. For many users their phone can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By lungdoc

Why not go all the way and carry an iPad then :)?...

Why not go all the way and carry an iPad then :)? The attraction of the Garmin 500 is that it's a full featured bike computer that does have some GPS features but isn't a huge add-on to the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By lungdoc

I haven't had any crashes with courses using...

I haven't had any crashes with courses using ridewithgps free tcx files, even on long rides. Haven't tried the pay versions, might do so next season to see if it is worth it for me. Not a bad idea to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By lungdoc

Pretty hard to complain about Ridewithgps. Their...

Pretty hard to complain about Ridewithgps. Their free service is frankly pretty great, if you want better 10 bucks a month isn't outrageous in my opinion as a fair bit of added value. There's a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By lungdoc

Their website shows that it's a feature of their...

Their website shows that it's a feature of their premium service at 80 bucks a year. Can see the turns ahead on some Garmin 500 page views but then not seeing your usual data. I wish Garmin allowed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By lungdoc

1) This isn't advisable for SELF administration...

1) This isn't advisable for SELF administration (as opposed to keeping around to give to family member for example or as I do storing in glovebox for strangers etc.) as I would have very little...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By lungdoc

You need to have immunotherapy ("allergy shots"),...

You need to have immunotherapy ("allergy shots"), venom anaphylaxis is a very strong indication for it and it can be life saving. An Epi-pen injection is not a substitute for preventative therapy, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,786
Posted By lungdoc

Some planned stops might also help, would allow...

Some planned stops might also help, would allow the group to get together again and a chance to discuss the pace and splitting the group. Some routes also allow for short cuts if some riders are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,555
Posted By lungdoc

My sense is that internal shifter cable routing...

My sense is that internal shifter cable routing is mostly an appearance thing, is there any proven advantage otherwise? I'd argue that the rear brake routing is a minor advantage at least when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,555
Posted By lungdoc

My Synapse Carbon has internal rear brake cable...

My Synapse Carbon has internal rear brake cable in the top tube, the gear cables run under the downtube and are hardly in the way in any case. I see nothing to complain about.....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,763
Posted By lungdoc

The adapter has two "pontoons" than are on either...

The adapter has two "pontoons" than are on either side of the cleat with a rubberized tread material, so the hard metal cleat isn't hitting the ground. This is MUCH easier to walk on than a large...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,763
Posted By lungdoc

A nice thing about SPD's is also the variety of...

A nice thing about SPD's is also the variety of shoes and pedals available. You can get sandals and shoes that don't look at all like bike shoes. You can get pedals of almost any type including those...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,763
Posted By lungdoc

There are adapters...

There are adapters (http://www.rei.com/product/785658/shimano-sm-sh40-spd-cleat-adapter) for road shoes for SPD - makes the road shoe almost as walkable as a mountain shoe. I use it to have the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,671
Posted By lungdoc

Add good blinky lights if you are out in either...

Add good blinky lights if you are out in either busy conditions or in poor light (near sunset etc.). I'd try to avoid commute ours on busier roads if just riding for fitness, obviously different if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By lungdoc

You need to find your specific maximum heart rate...

You need to find your specific maximum heart rate - if you have a monitor see what it is at absolutely max effort eg going up a tough hill. 155-180 is a big range - I can sustain 155 for a long time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By lungdoc

Keep the bike, modify the bars with bar ends or a...

Keep the bike, modify the bars with bar ends or a different bar allowing multiple hand positions. If you're seriously riding I'd save the money for a better bike (maybe used if you are happy you know...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,022
Posted By lungdoc

Separate the shoes from the pedals/cleats in...

Separate the shoes from the pedals/cleats in terms of the argument. You can put either SPD (MTB) or SPD-SL (road) cleats/pedals on almost any shoe with adapters and you can get MTB shoes that are as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,534
Posted By lungdoc

That is fairly major surgery and it certainly...

That is fairly major surgery and it certainly wouldn't surprise me if you were left with some significant lung function impairment even after surgery. Would be useful to know as could at least manage...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By lungdoc

I create TCX files from my routes on...

I create TCX files from my routes on Ridewithgps.com and upload to my Garmin 500 for the turns . I don't do anything with files from the GPS after uploading route to Garmin connect to view the data.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By lungdoc

I'm pretty sure there's adapters for almost any...

I'm pretty sure there's adapters for almost any shoe to an SPD cleat - here's one for any SPD-SL shoe http://www.bicyclebuys.com/pedals/PedalsRoad/0414456
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By lungdoc

Worked fine on my Specialized road shoes.

Worked fine on my Specialized road shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By lungdoc

I use SPD's on my road bikes. You can get this...

I use SPD's on my road bikes. You can get this adapter http://www.rei.com/product/785658/shimano-sm-sh40-spd-cleat-adapter to let you use almost any road shoes. Still easier to walk with than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,796
Posted By lungdoc

I was a solo rider until I did a metric century...

I was a solo rider until I did a metric century charity ride last year, found a good group and was stunned by the pace I could keep up with due to the aerodynamic benefits. I joined a local non...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,084
Posted By lungdoc

Ship has sailed...no reason that should affect...

Ship has sailed...no reason that should affect your personal choices in the foreseeable future assuming you don't mind building up a bike or having someone do it. Like most crusades though you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By lungdoc

You need to sort out if these are pinch flats or...

You need to sort out if these are pinch flats or punctures. If punctures either you live in area with terrible thorns etc. or perhaps there's something in the tire still that punctures the new tube...
07-15-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,377
Posted By lungdoc

Nice to see the sportsmanship on display, but...

Nice to see the sportsmanship on display, but disgusting for someone to sabotage the race and endanger the athletes in this fashion. I hope they find the idiot(s) who did this and I hope their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,189
Posted By lungdoc

Absolutely agree with first sentence. The second...

Absolutely agree with first sentence. The second I somewhat disagree, very little if any spending on hobbies is necessary, but I think quite a bit is rational. To use a different hobby my wife and...
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