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09-17-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By u235

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later...

She said, hey good looking, we'll be back later to pick you up later.
09-12-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By u235

I thought all Omega were 120. I know mine are....

I thought all Omega were 120. I know mine are. The Gossamer series is 110.

Specific to the rings:
Full Speed Ahead FSA Pro Road Bicycle Chainring - 120x46T (30T Compatible) Black N11...
09-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By u235

Existing FSA Omega. Originally 50/34 and swapped...

Existing FSA Omega. Originally 50/34 and swapped to FSA 46/30 (120/90BCD) rings for about $50.
09-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By u235

Following thread. I just did a lot of research...

Following thread. I just did a lot of research into the GRX line but pulled back at the last minute for now. Just to much to swap from my exiting glob based on a traditional Shimano 2x10 setup with...
09-12-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By u235

It's not a myth that wider bars on a bike give...

It's not a myth that wider bars on a bike give more direct control per given amount of effort. How wide you want to go and anything you see as a negative side effect of that is up to personal...
09-12-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By u235

It may not just be from the bike... I get the...

It may not just be from the bike... I get the same exact neck pain occasionally after some 80+ mile rides. At times I can do 5 straight 80 mile days with no pain and at times it appears after only...
09-12-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By u235

Mine wasn't free but the first seat that was...

Mine wasn't free but the first seat that was suggested to me felt worse then sitting on a 2x4. It was ok on the trainer during the fitting but in the real world I only made it 3 minutes and had to...
09-10-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,224
Posted By u235

I am late to the thread and have the same...

I am late to the thread and have the same experience as the OP and others. I have a few pairs of the padded "underwear" like the OP references and a few pairs of cycling shorts. I've always wore...
09-09-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By u235

The most future proof is the least proprietary....

The most future proof is the least proprietary. You mentioned future proof though as being in one year. What is going to happen in one year that your bike is suddenly outdated or inadequate? It will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,607
Posted By u235

Fair. I prefer a change within the same ride....

Fair. I prefer a change within the same ride. Some road, some trail, some technical etc. I think I need the mix during the ride to look forward to the next segment and break it up. I'm not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,607
Posted By u235

For better or worse, I ride alone and pick my own...

For better or worse, I ride alone and pick my own "routes". I pull up Google maps, RWGPS, and pick a route and sometimes bounce them off of Strava heat maps. I mix in as much gravel and trail as I...
Replies: 37
Views: 1,759
Posted By u235

My normal tire is a 40c and I've used 45c...

My normal tire is a 40c and I've used 45c Riddlers on mixed centuries with at least 50 miles of road. I'm solo and not racing myself so it depends on what you are used to I guess. Anything adding...
09-05-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 24,657
Posted By u235

I am over 95% drops except on really long rides...

I am over 95% drops except on really long rides where I start to move around. I instinctively go to the drops as my default when something is coming. It is the best comfortable position for me for...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,056
Posted By u235

Another another ditto and happened to me but I...

Another another ditto and happened to me but I caught it before it completely broke. Tiagra 4600 10 speed brifter in my case. Now I routinely check it but I usually just replace cables more often. My...
08-29-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,920
Posted By u235

You got burned, I paid $200 for mine and no...

You got burned, I paid $200 for mine and no shipping.
08-17-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By u235

I have used a few tubes on a bike with slime....

I have used a few tubes on a bike with slime. Some observations... Did nothing at all for a small slice and once a small nail and I know other times where it did nothing for me. To the point I gave...
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,167
Posted By u235

Yes, even if you pay the full monthly revolving...

Yes, even if you pay the full monthly revolving balance on the bill every month, they will still report the current balance at the time they report to the credit companies monthly. There is no...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By u235

I read them for specifics. Not generalizations. I...

I read them for specifics. Not generalizations. I think I can spot fakes and idiots pretty good and weed them out. "Bought for my son and he loves it" is a fake review or as a minimum useless. Funny...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,664
Posted By u235

No. I was never into art for the art. Not...

No. I was never into art for the art. Not knocking, you asked ;)

For me, I'll take quick pics of some things that are unique to me but bottom line, I am there to see and experience it in real 3D...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,125
Posted By u235

I have well water. I run it through a 50 micron...

I have well water. I run it through a 50 micron whole house filter and an undersink 1-5 micron to reduce silt and floaties. Been drinking it for decades.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,766
Posted By u235

I triple checked to make sure this was not a...

I triple checked to make sure this was not a really old thread someone brought back from the dead ;)

Rip to FLAC. They are lossless unlike mp3 and any other of the compressed formats. A lot of...
08-08-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,210
Posted By u235

I currently swap between a 38, 42, or 45. Point...

I currently swap between a 38, 42, or 45. Point being, it depends on you and what you want out of it. In my experience, the right tires and the pressure make the absolute biggest difference in ride...
08-07-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,628
Posted By u235

Thread seems to have taken a potential foo...

Thread seems to have taken a potential foo subforum turn but...

I will always take the gravel or dirt path given a choice. I go out of my way to include it. I use my "gravel" bike as my road and...
08-07-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,604
Posted By u235

Maybe you are really excited while cranking it...

Maybe you are really excited while cranking it out going down hill :)
08-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By u235

I've done the trip several times. Of course it...

I've done the trip several times. Of course it depends on when and where it rained and how much but I'd say overall the "worst" place along the whole trail for slick mud starts about 7 miles outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,785
Posted By u235

Not me, not even an option for fluids. On...

Not me, not even an option for fluids. On anything above 65F, I use 32oz of water easily in 20 miles and at least 96oz in 40 miles. It goes up exponentially with miles and temperature from there. I...
08-05-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,783
Posted By u235

I am not a fan of switching something just...

I am not a fan of switching something just because. If the bar you have works, stick with it, that is all that matters. In my case a compact always had me uneasy on anything but road, after a few...
08-04-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By u235

Any metal can, bucket, or cookwear would work. I...

Any metal can, bucket, or cookwear would work. I use an old metal box that was originally for sending backup tapes offsite, similar to an ammo can. I store it inside my gas grill outside. Before I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,625
Posted By u235

I'd rather have a market where you could piece...

I'd rather have a market where you could piece together your bike components. I know that does not make good sense for a company or an LBS or their agreements and volumes but I don't care, I am the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,625
Posted By u235

You can do the reverse. Buy the whole bike to get...

You can do the reverse. Buy the whole bike to get the frame you want and sell off the rest as new take-off. It may or may not pay off.
I do agree with the dilemma though. I have few specific...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,595
Posted By u235

Gotcha. Just compared some of mine Elemnt...

Gotcha. Just compared some of mine

Elemnt 5:38.04 85.3 miles
Strava 5:36.08 83.1 miles

Elemnt 2:44.57 42.2
Strava 2.45.22 41.6

Mine are hit or miss.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,785
Posted By u235

Point taken, I somehow thought "one" was...

Point taken, I somehow thought "one" was mentioned
Forum: Touring
07-21-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By u235

I've only crossed over that bridge once and back,...

I've only crossed over that bridge once and back, both times was easy with my bike, even with a rack and maybe 12# of stuff. Carrying up the steps to get to that bridge after riding all day was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,595
Posted By u235

I've never routinely compared my Wahoo to Strava...

I've never routinely compared my Wahoo to Strava differences that deep. I have noticed my Strava seems a little short and elevation more on average. On the slow movement mentioned... I take a slow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,058
Posted By u235

All my BB are threaded. They creak at times. I...

All my BB are threaded. They creak at times. I pull it off, wipe off the threads, lightly grease and reassemble. That fixes it every time. Obviously that won't resolve an actual bearing problem but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,785
Posted By u235

Only one bottle? What's the difference. ...

Only one bottle? What's the difference. Obviously you don't want wear out your welcome but..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,785
Posted By u235

I refill at a McDonald's on my routine ride. ...

I refill at a McDonald's on my routine ride. Cold water right from the soda machine. Feel awkward walking in there covered in sweat and probably stink too but no one has said anything to me yet :)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,058
Posted By u235

Splitting hairs here but you could pedal with one...

Splitting hairs here but you could pedal with one leg, standing, sitting or only applying power for 1/4 of a stroke. Your BB doesn't know the difference. You will pass certain specific power at any...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,652
Posted By u235

Usually before every ride. Maybe 10 seconds each...

Usually before every ride. Maybe 10 seconds each for a quick once over. Tubeless or tubed.
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By u235

I do DC to Whites Ferry all the time. Great Falls...

I do DC to Whites Ferry all the time. Great Falls has a visitor center with regular water and there may be a conventional fountain before that somewhere but I forget where. From Great Falls to Whites...
07-19-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,783
Posted By u235

Short answer to your question, "I'm always...

Short answer to your question, "I'm always wondering, do the flares really make a difference? My gravel bike is really more of a do it all bike, shod with file treads, blocks, or slicks, depending on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,595
Posted By u235

Switch your computer to metric. You'll get an...

Switch your computer to metric. You'll get an instant 30% speed increase but you may have put on more clothing because it will indicate a lot colder too..
07-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,590
Posted By u235

You can be 100% fully hydrated and topped off...

You can be 100% fully hydrated and topped off food wise and still get overheated. You can sweat at max ability and have the hydration to support that. That sweat can evaporate at max rate possible...
07-18-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By u235

I stand. Even with a rack and bags and on the...

I stand. Even with a rack and bags and on the level at times. You don't have to sprint. A different position and a stretch on a long bumpy ride. I can maintain my speed with a small increase in HR....
07-17-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,590
Posted By u235

When I get to the stage of more than a few...

When I get to the stage of more than a few mouthfuls of fluid or food make me queasy (my stage 3 I listed above), it is because of hydration and heat and falling behind. Maybe you are different but...
07-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,590
Posted By u235

Do food and energy requirements really change...

Do food and energy requirements really change much comparing a hot to cold day? Your hydration and ability for your body to work in heat sure do. Sounds like the food was making you sick because you...
07-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,590
Posted By u235

Funny with the Fig Newtons referenced above, I've...

Funny with the Fig Newtons referenced above, I've added those to my rotation on long trips a few rides ago. Love them. Walmart brand for about $1. No more Cliff bars for me.

I require a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,595
Posted By u235

There is a big difference comparing a solo vs...

There is a big difference comparing a solo vs group effort. Cutting through the air is much bigger factor and force at those speeds than the bikes weight. On the hills and slower speeds, the overall...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By u235

Can't help you. Only I've emailed them and...

Can't help you. Only I've emailed them and supplied pictures for an issue and got the same crickets. Mine was a new tire with a different type of issue.
07-14-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,174
Posted By u235

Short story, a backpack. In the summer, I...

Short story, a backpack.

In the summer, I drink a LOT of water. I carry 2x32 bottles in my frame and one or two in my backpack along with food that is still edible after sitting in a hot pack for...
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