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Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
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: 26
Views: 1,326
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: 61
Views: 2,824
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: 54
Views: 1,486
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: 865
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: 54
Views: 1,486
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: 54
Views: 1,486
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: 54
Views: 1,486
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: 61
Views: 2,824
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: 312
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: 36
Views: 1,349
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...
07-14-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By u235

A lot of BB creaks and cracks can be resolved by...

A lot of BB creaks and cracks can be resolved by taking the BB apart, cleaning and lightly greasing the shell and BB threads and reassembling to the proper specs. That does not fix worn bearings but...
07-13-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By u235

I use 10 and 11 speed SL chains. I don't think...

I use 10 and 11 speed SL chains. I don't think I've used and EL but I know the SL lasts me about 2-3x more miles compared to the regular L version. I never broke a KMC chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By u235

A much bigger factor is one tire model compared...

A much bigger factor is one tire model compared to another tire model. A 2c difference is relatively minor compared to what one model tire at some pressure can offer over some other model. There may...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By u235

Anything extra like zip ties, Velcro etc can't...

Anything extra like zip ties, Velcro etc can't hurt but they probably forgot to put the straps on. I've done that but was only about 10 miles from home and no loss (luckily). The weight of the bike...
07-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,643
Posted By u235

I ride alone. If need support or a plan I...

I ride alone. If need support or a plan I couldn't come up with on my own or required additional group dynamic for encouragement for a single day event, it's not something I am interested in. I...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By u235

I've had my bike on the back of a car for a few...

I've had my bike on the back of a car for a few hundred miles in the rain and I've always rode in the same conditions + grit, sand, and gravel dust. I wipe off my chain and apply a fresh lube of...
07-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Posted By u235

I never stopped, just had some form of flatbar...

I never stopped, just had some form of flatbar good for non pavement in the past. A drop bar with wider tires and more "relaxed" (AKA gravelbike) has opened up the possibility of also having a decent...
07-09-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By u235

Like you said, different criteria for different...

Like you said, different criteria for different goals. I doubt many sprinters can run a marathon and visa versa. There is a lot of in-between. Is that really considered hiding behind something.
A...
07-07-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By u235

I have several no name from eBay in China, like...

I have several no name from eBay in China, like $2/pair. They worked great until they did not. Normal and spirited riding they were perfectly fine. One steep down hill with an abrupt emergency stop...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By u235

Ones that my shoes do not slip out of. Comfort...

Ones that my shoes do not slip out of. Comfort is not having blood on my shin.
07-03-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,875
Posted By u235

Depends on which eye I use to verify. Each look...

Depends on which eye I use to verify. Each look different. I swapped a stem the night before a 5 day 350 mile ride and already had my handlebar bag mounted up and on the car rack. When I was done...
07-03-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By u235

Is it a pulley at the bottom to convert a top...

Is it a pulley at the bottom to convert a top routed cable to a bottom pull der? I have one on my gravel bike down by the BB and have more days in mud, grit, dirt than I don't. I have never had an...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By u235

Nashbar Ragsters are my primary riding shoe and...

Nashbar Ragsters are my primary riding shoe and the only thing I use on and off the bike on my occasional 5 days. I do not remove the cleats. Mine are showing some wear with about 7500 miles on them...
07-02-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By u235

Can't comment on specifics, only what I notice...

Can't comment on specifics, only what I notice with myself with inside workouts. My "drift" happens exponentially. I can probably do a 150-155 effort and stay relatively constant for an hour+ but if...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,165
Posted By u235

Fitting bike colors for a July 4th trip in the US...

Fitting bike colors for a July 4th trip in the US :)
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By u235

Must be some correlation between the muscles used...

Must be some correlation between the muscles used for pedalling and that :)
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By u235

I have to stop pedaling to....

Strange, I have to stop pedalling to pass some gas. It doesn't seem to happen smoothly or at all while I am actively at cadence.
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By u235

Double post, ignore/delete

Error, double post, ignore/delete. Or don't and comment at random
07-02-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,856
Posted By u235

The strap and the HRM module are two different...

The strap and the HRM module are two different pieces. The polar HRM clips on and off the strap. The HRM itself has a replaceable coin battery.
06-26-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By u235

I do consecutive day 75 mile gravel rides with...

I do consecutive day 75 mile gravel rides with the right athletic shorts and athletic underwear in the heat [1]. Not bike specific. It depends on what works for you. For me... padded bike specific...
06-26-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By u235

Looks or function. You decide.

Looks or function. You decide.
06-25-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,556
Posted By u235

Define the budget and expectations. Depends. I'd...

Define the budget and expectations. Depends. I'd be much happier with a cheaper set of seconds wheels than no second set at all. Some grams on a 13-15 mph all day gravel/mixed ride with 40c+ tires...
06-24-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,028
Posted By u235

Yeah, I stay about 15 over because of that too :)

Yeah, I stay about 15 over because of that too :)
06-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,556
Posted By u235

Two sets of wheels and your done!

Two sets of wheels and your done!
06-21-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,556
Posted By u235

I thought test rides was something that set them...

I thought test rides was something that set them apart from mail order. Strange. Hope it fits :)
To be honest, a 10 minute ride around the block is really only for good for bringing out gross...
06-21-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,761
Posted By u235

In your fallacy filled totally unrelated absurd...

In your fallacy filled totally unrelated absurd comparisons that are crimes and probably felonies.... I'd probably call the police. You put ALL things "wrong" into one general equal pool. Next time I...
06-20-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,761
Posted By u235

Do you know how many people have tried to "help...

Do you know how many people have tried to "help me" by telling me I should be riding on the sidewalk instead of the road. They have the best intentions and probably truely feel they are trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,727
Posted By u235

People ride a lot on other than dry smooth...

People ride a lot on other than dry smooth pavement. Some ride 1000's of miles a year in gravel, dust, and and dirt with or without moisture or water and mud. You are not telling them something they...
06-20-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,761
Posted By u235

The responses in this thread is the irony of the...

The responses in this thread is the irony of the topic. If you want to project your will on others for "their benefit", don't be surprised if you get an occasional ***-off response. You may get a...
06-19-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,450
Posted By u235

I did. The back was worse.

I did. The back was worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,727
Posted By u235

Most accidents are within 5 miles of your home. I...

Most accidents are within 5 miles of your home. I go 5 miles away then start to avoid that additional risk.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,727
Posted By u235

I am always in dust, dirt, mud and water. That's...

I am always in dust, dirt, mud and water. That's what I bought the bike for, part of riding. It's a tool. Maybe my rear der lasts 15k miles instead of forever or I change a chain every 2-4k? Worth...
06-18-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,450
Posted By u235

I ended up doing the same, used a longer rubber...

I ended up doing the same, used a longer rubber strap from something else and it sits a little funny but so far so good.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,113
Posted By u235

What was that link supposed to show related to...

What was that link supposed to show related to losing a ride or comparing to the Garmin? I searched that for "lost a ride" There were 4 hits, all of which started with "I have never". I'm sure I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,727
Posted By u235

Zero problems riding in the rain, not even a...

Zero problems riding in the rain, not even a factor in my decision to ride if it's above maybe 65F. I enjoy it at times compared to maybe 95F and 90% humidity. Thunderstorms I may or not go but they...
06-15-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,051
Posted By u235

You mentioned tape. ...

You mentioned tape.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MUDQQ0H
A little more $$ but works great. It is thinner than the 3M tape but far more flexible for using on bends. Lasts years.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,113
Posted By u235

Same here. Probably 6K miles and 150+ rides so...

Same here. Probably 6K miles and 150+ rides so far with it, pouring rain, mud covering the screen, sweat on it, summer heat in the sun, freezing temps, on and off road etc. Done 10+ hour rides and...
06-15-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,028
Posted By u235

Rice Krispy treats. Depends on the ride, I do my...

Rice Krispy treats. Depends on the ride, I do my normal 40-45 mile rides with no thought or plan at random and only grab water on my way out the door. Longer rides I eat something in a wrapper at...
06-15-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,337
Posted By u235

As you exercise your core temperature goes up,...

As you exercise your core temperature goes up, your body reacts and increases blood flow to your skin and in effect reduces the amount to your muscles. To keep the same flow to your working muscles...
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