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04-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By Kapusta

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes,...

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes, not heavy weight boots. Like my Tevas, Azolo, and Solomons.

Hiking boots for heavy loads or off trail hiking are not what the OP is looking for or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Grouperdawg

I should be there, itís an awesome event. ...

I should be there, itís an awesome event. Probably make a decision on which one closer to event. I did it a couple weeks ago from the rock pile with some friends chill pace was really enjoyable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,009
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to...

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to say, personally, I think its criminal to paint titanium frames: that raw titanium look is part of the beauty of owning a ti frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,118
Posted By wgscott

I need to talk my kids out of going to college.

I need to talk my kids out of going to college.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,181
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the...

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the long term risks of Covid vaccines. As Economists are want joke in the long term we’re all dead. So if we want absolute certaint, we could study mRNA...
03-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By Trsnrtr

Yes, with my wife, and again in the Fall for her...

Yes, with my wife, and again in the Fall for her 70th.
03-15-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By Sojodave

I think the title should be "race bike" vs...

I think the title should be "race bike" vs "endurance bike". I just built up a Specialized Roubaix Pro frame and I debated on whether I should get a race frame. I am not a racer, but I do several...
03-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including...

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including saddle choice, the others aren't enough.
03-12-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By scottfsmith

Along with the frame material don’t forget about...

Along with the frame material don’t forget about those fat and cushy 38c’s that you have on the Trek 520.

In summary heres what us old stiff guys need for a good long road ride:

A shock...
03-10-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm 75 and my answer is not while there's breath...

I'm 75 and my answer is not while there's breath in my body! Those thoughts are put there by the Devil, to entice you into somnolence so he can have his way with your body. Just say Yes to life!
...
03-10-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,408
Posted By scottfsmith

I am pushing 60 and switched to a Roubaix about a...

I am pushing 60 and switched to a Roubaix about a year ago partly based on recommendation from my LBS. I wished I had switched ten years earlier, the difference is small enough on the speed side and...
02-18-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By 2ering

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Lucy wondering why we've stopped on our trip following the shoreline of...
02-17-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By AlmostTrick

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02-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By GlennR

Glad you're better... Everyone is different,...

Glad you're better...

Everyone is different, I know 4 people that all had different reactions. I would suggest start slow with shorter rides to build up your endurance.
02-07-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Did My Good Deed for the Day

I stopped at a park today to refill my bottles. I did pull out an allen wrench to turn my saddle tilt down a hair. Only a 16th of a turn, not even if I should but just to see if it would be even...
02-04-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By Unca_Sam

Peter White has a few pages outlining what his...

Peter White has a few pages outlining what his lights do, patterns, etc. here (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/headlights.php). There was another guide I used when I was looking for a battery model,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,009
Posted By abshipp

FYI, you can see more of this bike at the owner's...

FYI, you can see more of this bike at the owner's website (https://theradavist.com/2018/10/a-rad-rod-retrofit-my-firefly-2-0-chubby-road/) :thumb:
01-15-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,124
Posted By CAT7RDR

I do not see fit people riding e-bikes. Just my...

I do not see fit people riding e-bikes. Just my anecdotal observation.
I will do an exploratory study to make sure it passes the strict opinion requirement of BF.
01-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By shelbyfv

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I'm puzzled I couldn't find an existing thread.:foo: Anyway, got my requisite 72 on my birthday. Seems there is some fascination with what folks eat on their rides so for the record I ate a Clif gel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 833,268
Posted By rekmeyata

You're not too old for a bike like that if you...

You're not too old for a bike like that if you like the colors, it just makes your personality one of the colorful people. So if it's still available and you're still drooling over it, buy it and...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,666
Posted By TulsaJohn

Just seeing who actually reads it :thumb:

Just seeing who actually reads it :thumb:
12-05-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By indyfabz

An oldie but goodie. NSFW! ...

An oldie but goodie. NSFW!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCqz3l33kU
12-05-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By GlennR

"Two men walk into a b̶i̶k̶e̶r̶ ̶b̶a̶r̶ CYCLIST BAR..."

twitter.com/fietsprofessor/status/1335246944550182913

twitter.com/fietsprofessor/status/1335246944550182913
Forum: Touring
11-26-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,930
Posted By PedalingWalrus

:-) ...

:-)


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11-15-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By tomato coupe

There are currently more than 130 secret service...

There are currently more than 130 secret service agents infected or in quarantine for COVID-19, so it seems prudent to do anything possible to help keep these guys/gals healthy. They risk their lives...
11-13-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,589
Posted By wgscott

If anything, the poor guy who needs the bike to...

If anything, the poor guy who needs the bike to commute to work should get priority.
10-31-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,155
Posted By Tomm Willians

Already done ! ...

Already done !
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10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,155
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,255
Posted By DangerousDanR

There are several causes of transient visual...

There are several causes of transient visual disturbances. Low blood sugar, optical migraine, brain injury or swelling,.. and probably a whole lot more.

You need someone with a team capable of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,255
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't...

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't confuse your personal impressions with evidence.

Here (https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-keep-your-body-fueled-for-long-distance-riding/) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By JS41989

My First Century Ride

I picked up my first road bike on June 27th. Though Iíd been cycling frequently during the shutdown, I had never biked more than 19 miles on my hybrid. I set a goal after picking up my Tarmac to...
10-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,720
Posted By Random11

My first century

I rode my first century today--104 miles. I read Tomm Williams' thread on his century and I took the easy way out. Flat multi-use path, temperature in the 70s, and did four out-and-backs to total up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,042
Posted By WhyFi

Losing 20lbs will help considerably on the climbs...

Losing 20lbs will help considerably on the climbs - been there, done that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,492
Posted By Sy Reene

Let me guess.. 50% guess correctly, and the...

Let me guess.. 50% guess correctly, and the other 50% don't survive because riding a bike blindfolded is pretty unhealthy?
09-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,595
Posted By livedarklions

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your...

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your bike, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,078
Posted By jon c.

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins...

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins why that brand was chosen given that the shop is in the shadow of Doak Campell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,078
Posted By BillyD

Go Noles.

Go Noles.
08-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,562
Posted By genejockey

A new bike will inspire you to ride more, and...

A new bike will inspire you to ride more, and longer, and try harder things, and maybe enjoy riding that much more. If it's more stable at speed than your hybrid, you might find yourself seeking out...
08-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,562
Posted By hillyman

Mainly food will taste better and the air will...

Mainly food will taste better and the air will smell sweeter
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,841
Posted By Papa Tom

Although I am usually a stickler for doing...

Although I am usually a stickler for doing exactly the "right" thing, this is one situation where I disagree with the established standard of waiting in line with all the other cars. A bike (at...
08-15-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn:popcorn

:popcorn:popcorn
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,812
Posted By pdlamb

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas...

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas was $5/gal, cycling to work was really, really cheap.

When the cardiologist said, "You're alive today because of all the cycling you've been doing,"...
05-27-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By indyfabz

Same here. Iím 55 and have only bought two cars...

Same here. Iím 55 and have only bought two cars in my life, neither of which were/are fancy. Paying off the current one this month. Very modest house which I paid off early after buying with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By Leinster

The barends will give you more hand positions,...

The barends will give you more hand positions, but they are not going to reduce your frontal area into the wind.

You can put clipon aero/tri bars onto a hybrid, and they will help up to a point,...
05-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By downhillmaster

His point is pretty obvious and he explains it in...

His point is pretty obvious and he explains it in detail.
He is bummed that events are cancelled and is wondering if anyone else is also bummed.
Judging by the responses so far he is not alone.
05-26-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,950
Posted By SuperDave

You a tough sonofagun. You get to point your pot...

You a tough sonofagun. You get to point your pot handles anywhere you want them to be. :)

And yeah, I'd have to get back on that horse too.
05-26-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Biker395

The Side Benefits of N+1

When my daughter needed a bike to commute to work with me, I gave her one of the stable.

When my future son in law got tired of riding a 60 pound Walmart bike for exercise during the COVID stuff,...
05-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,234
Posted By Hikebikerun

First 50mi ride!!!

My initial stretch goal when I started getting into cycling about 4-6 weeks ago was to go on a 50 mile ride. Well, I had a late start this morning and today has been hottest day so far this year...
05-26-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By frogmorton

My buddies and I have been showing up to the...

My buddies and I have been showing up to the cancelled events, getting last years routes off ridewithgps, and riding them anyway.
05-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,873
Posted By John_V

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the...

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the beginning of the year or when the rides are first posted. This year, I signed up for three prior to the CV-19 cancellations. Each of the ride promoters...
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