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12-04-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 811
Posted By Sojodave

I tell my wife you're supposed to change your...

I tell my wife you're supposed to change your helmet every year...:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Sojodave

I used to get numb feet. My bike fitter said if...

I used to get numb feet. My bike fitter said if you don't have insoles that reach your arch, your feet will go numb. I bought some Specialized inserts and it solved my numb feet problem.
11-27-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,060
Posted By Sojodave

I had some dude with a huge beard in a Hippie van...

I had some dude with a huge beard in a Hippie van throw a chocolate shake at me. I ducked, hit the rider behind me square on the chest. I laughed for a half an hour over that.
11-27-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,756
Posted By Sojodave

I've been comfortable on the Specialized Power...

I've been comfortable on the Specialized Power Expert, Power Arc Pro, and the Romin Evo Pro. However, inside riding with Zwift is always a painful experience. I've been through 15 saddles in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,828
Posted By Sojodave

I'm 6'4" with a long torso and average length...

I'm 6'4" with a long torso and average length arms. My bike fitter told me I should get a custom bike because most frame manufacturers won't have enough top tube length. I started pricing custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,706
Views: 669,493
Posted By Sojodave

Oakley ARO3 and ARO5 half off on Oakley.com.

Oakley ARO3 and ARO5 half off on Oakley.com.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 87,610
Posted By Sojodave

You can never have enough red.. 😉 Actually...

You can never have enough red.. 😉

Actually I'm converting to tubeless with Continental 5000 tires. No more red walls
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 87,610
Posted By Sojodave

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20191102_162909_65cf42ae171fbc16e69579c8d6d7ac8f07224be2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,520
Posted By Sojodave

My first pair of Conti 5000's lasted 2000 miles...

My first pair of Conti 5000's lasted 2000 miles and I was sold. Then I got a sidewall flat, so I ordered another. Sidewall flat, ordered another. Third side wall flat within two months and I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Sojodave

I tried that last night. It's funny, I pumped it...

I tried that last night. It's funny, I pumped it up all the way to 120 psi and no popping sound. A half-hour later while watching TV...Pop, Pop, Pop. It seems to help a little, but it still has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By Sojodave

Front Tire Is Oblong

I was enjoying probably one of the last rides of the season outdoors when I heard the dreaded pop on my front tire. My Continental 5000 tires got the dreaded side wall cut and I couldn't even put a...
10-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,601
Posted By Sojodave

There are three things that prevent me from...

There are three things that prevent me from getting a leather Brooks saddle.

1. They weigh a ton. I'm not a weight weenie, but some of Brooks saddle weigh three times what my current saddle...
10-22-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,520
Posted By Sojodave

I've regretted the 15 saddles that I bought so...

I've regretted the 15 saddles that I bought so far...and counting
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,744
Posted By Sojodave

I have a Fezzari Cr3 with Di2 and I stopped by...

I have a Fezzari Cr3 with Di2 and I stopped by their store in Lindon and saw the new Empires last week. The Empires are good looking bikes and they are one of the few bikes that have a one-piece...
10-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,063
Posted By Sojodave

I lost my dignity when I got dropped on a huge...

I lost my dignity when I got dropped on a huge paceline.

I've lost a few things including front light, rear blinky light, water bottle, mini-toolset, and a protein bar from my back pocket.
10-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,514
Posted By Sojodave

I ride because I would be a fat lard sitting on...

I ride because I would be a fat lard sitting on the couch gaining weight as we speak if it wasn't for cycling. That and I'm addicted
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,843
Posted By Sojodave

You should try the Specialized Power Arc in a...

You should try the Specialized Power Arc in a 168. It's built to deal with inner thigh chafe that some get on the Power saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,843
Posted By Sojodave

Watch this video...

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7j9LUVJrjA and measure your sit bones.

Typically, you should select a saddle that is at least 20 mm wider than your sit bones. A new saddle may...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:00 PM
09-12-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By Sojodave

No padding saddles take a while to get used to. ...

No padding saddles take a while to get used to. If you've got a 30 day return window, and your saddle is not comfortable, people will return the saddle. The saddle company makes no money.

A...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,618
Posted By Sojodave

The night before a race, I adjusted my rear...

The night before a race, I adjusted my rear derailleur. The race had a 2 mile hill that is 6% incline. Before the hill, I realized that my front derailleur wouldn't shift to the small chainring. I...
09-11-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Sojodave

I'm afraid to give you any suggestions if you're...

I'm afraid to give you any suggestions if you're experiencing that much pain; however, the Brooks Cambium C17 or C19 is wide and people rave about it for distance riding. Plus, because it is rubber,...
09-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,472
Posted By Sojodave

I just bought some rechargeable lights on Amazon....

I just bought some rechargeable lights on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QKKNT3N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I was surprised how much brighter they were than my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,493
Posted By Sojodave

I was on a ride on Saturday and I saw a woman...

I was on a ride on Saturday and I saw a woman cyclists with two tubes out and frustration on her face. I yelled, "are you Ok?". She yelled, No. I stopped, gave her a tube and a CO2 cartridge and...
09-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,677
Posted By Sojodave

My favorites are... Puck Hill This...

My favorites are...


Puck Hill
This hill made Scotty cry
Dead Bunny Hwy
Watch out for the Jerk in the white Dodge Truck
My legs are crying
We all die (next to a cemetary)
If you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Sojodave

Ride from Torrey Pines up to Oceanside pier. ...

Ride from Torrey Pines up to Oceanside pier. It's an awesome ride along 101 and you get some great beach views.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sojodave

You were not out of line. I think the biggest...

You were not out of line. I think the biggest problem with pacelines is that there isn't enough communication.
09-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By Sojodave

Saddles are different for everyone. I've tried...

Saddles are different for everyone. I've tried dozens of them. My two favorite are the Specialized Power Expert and the Specialized Romin Evo. I didn't get along with the sqlab 612 and I almost...
09-02-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,790
Posted By Sojodave

Autumn is just pre-winter...I'll miss summer.

Autumn is just pre-winter...I'll miss summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,066
Posted By Sojodave

I've ridden the Power Expert for a couple of...

I've ridden the Power Expert for a couple of years and I loved it like a fat kid loves chocolate cake. I've done centuries and felt great. However, this year I did a century ride on my Expert and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18,977
Views: 3,860,616
Posted By Sojodave

I've been through tons of saddles and I am hoping...

I've been through tons of saddles and I am hoping the Specialized Power Pro will be the one. The Power Expert has been the closest I've been to a long-term saddle. I'm hoping the level 1 padding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Sojodave

I had them last year. I had the redwall version....

I had them last year. I had the redwall version. I went 1700 miles without a flat and then I hit a screw that went through the tire and my rim. When they are pumped up to pressure, they are wider...
08-06-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By Sojodave

Don't let price prevent you from getting a good...

Don't let price prevent you from getting a good saddle. Unfortunately, you have to try a bunch before you find the one. I've gone through a dozen saddles and I find the Specialized Power & Power Arc...
08-01-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By Sojodave

I had a Selle Anatomica h2 and I could not get...

I had a Selle Anatomica h2 and I could not get comfortable on it. I called them and they said to keep tilting the front of the saddle until you stop slipping on the back. I got to 3% tilted up and...
07-31-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,810
Posted By Sojodave

Just guessing, but if I were you, I'd go to a...

Just guessing, but if I were you, I'd go to a bike shop to get your sit bones measured. I'm 6'4" and weigh 198 and my sit bones are 130 from Specialized Assometer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,493
Posted By Sojodave

He forgot to mention that slam dancing on your...

He forgot to mention that slam dancing on your pedals adds more speed...:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,209
Posted By Sojodave

Which commercial was Bob Roll in? All I see when...

Which commercial was Bob Roll in? All I see when I watch the Tour De France is commercials.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By Sojodave

I've gone 1800 miles on GP 5000 clinchers without...

I've gone 1800 miles on GP 5000 clinchers without a flat...(this is my kiss of death)...:(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sojodave

The Giro Empire 70 have laces and they are super...

The Giro Empire 70 have laces and they are super comfy. Here is a recommendation from the Vegan Cyclist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqbC9JXiWFQ
07-07-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,676
Posted By Sojodave

Two squirts of Mio Energy in my water bottle.

Two squirts of Mio Energy in my water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Sojodave

I'm a 6'4" and I rode a Ridley Fenix XL. I went...

I'm a 6'4" and I rode a Ridley Fenix XL. I went to a bike fitter and he said the frame was slightly small for me. It's a more upright endurance fame, but it was a great bike until I got t-boned by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sojodave

I have 13cm sit bones and I have a 145 Selle...

I have 13cm sit bones and I have a 145 Selle Italia Slr Superflow and it fits great. I used to ride a Power saddle with a 155. It depends on the saddle. You will be OK with a SelleItalia at 145.
06-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By Sojodave

Just a follow-up. I completed my 140 mile ride...

Just a follow-up. I completed my 140 mile ride on Saturday. We had cold, headwinds, heat, rain, clouds, sun, but no locust. Overall it was a great ride, but a very long day in the saddle.

I...
06-14-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By Sojodave

If the saddle sore is a pimple type, try using...

If the saddle sore is a pimple type, try using Boil Ease. I've tried several treatments and it has worked for that type of saddle sore. I think I got it at Walgreens or CVS.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,860
Posted By Sojodave

I've had the Bolt since January and when it...

I've had the Bolt since January and when it doesn't sync after a ride, all you need to do is open the elemnt app and it will sync right away. I upgraded from the Garmin 520 and I prefer the Bolt.
06-13-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,768
Posted By Sojodave

I'll admit it, I talk to cycling to everyone...

I'll admit it, I talk to cycling to everyone whether they like it or not. If somebody doesn't like it, they can fight me...:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By Sojodave

Desperate Help Needed With Saddle Sores

I've got a 140 mile charity ride on June 15th and I've recently developed saddle sores on any distance over 50 miles. I'm desperate for a solution so that long of a ride doesn't cause me an...
06-07-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,255
Posted By Sojodave

Remember, safety 3rd!

Remember, safety 3rd!
06-05-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,760
Posted By Sojodave

9 shorts 5 bibs 3 tights

9 shorts
5 bibs
3 tights
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,868
Posted By Sojodave

I thought only Chinese open mold forks assplode.

I thought only Chinese open mold forks assplode.
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