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08-11-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 998
Posted By wolfchild

$ 2.5 K for a whole bike is reasonable. Some...

$ 2.5 K for a whole bike is reasonable. Some people spend that much on just the group set alone or a kit.
08-11-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 155
Posted By wolfchild

For 290 miles I would be stopping along the way...

For 290 miles I would be stopping along the way to eat real food or I would carry real food with me...Consuming only energy bars and sports drinks and nothing else is not my thing.
08-11-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 998
Posted By wolfchild

My first real bike was a hardtail mountain bike,...

My first real bike was a hardtail mountain bike, which I purchased for $ 1780 way back in 2007. I have no regrets.
08-11-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

Not one person in this thread has suggested or...

Not one person in this thread has suggested or advocated that we all go back stone age of cycling technology...If you ever scrolled through the post your pic section in various sub forums you would...
08-10-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By wolfchild

It's crazy out there right now. It's not just the...

It's crazy out there right now. It's not just the shortage of bikes but also parts. components and accessories. I am glad I stocked up over the last couple of years.
08-10-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By wolfchild

The best exercise to enhance your climbing...

The best exercise to enhance your climbing capabilities is to ride more hills more often.
08-09-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

.But I am afraid of heights.

.But I am afraid of heights.
08-09-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

The reception to this thread has been very strong.

The reception to this thread has been very strong.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 473
Posted By wolfchild

Actually the most reliable and maintenance-free...

Actually the most reliable and maintenance-free option is a fixed gear drivetrain, the second most reliable option is a singlespeed.
08-09-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By wolfchild

Everybody is different, some people like to do...

Everybody is different, some people like to do nothing and others prefer active rest or active recovery.....I prefer doing some light and easy physical activity on my rest days... I never liked the...
08-09-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By wolfchild

I've built few sets of wheels in the last couple...

I've built few sets of wheels in the last couple of years....but I also have some machine built wheels which have been bulletproof. Never had any problems with any of my machine built wheels.
08-09-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

Virtual reality is the best solution. No need to...

Virtual reality is the best solution. No need to leave your house.
08-09-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By wolfchild

The progress that you made is called " newbie...

The progress that you made is called " newbie gains " and it has nothing to do with your superior genetics or your magical recovery abilities...Everybody who starts training experiences rapid gains...
08-09-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By wolfchild

You're doing too much interval training too...

You're doing too much interval training too frequently....Try doing some longer duration lower intensity rides..
08-08-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

Where is OP ??...We're on the 9th page and OP has...

Where is OP ??...We're on the 9th page and OP has been MIA since page 1.
08-08-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,074
Posted By wolfchild

No...but I still prefer cooler weather.

No...but I still prefer cooler weather.
08-08-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By wolfchild

Run away from him or her as fast as you can......

Run away from him or her as fast as you can... and don't even look back lest you get infected with the vegan disease...go to your local grocery store and buy yourself a nice salad instead of wasting...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 473
Posted By wolfchild

Don't worry about rust on the chain ...A chain is...

Don't worry about rust on the chain ...A chain is the most disposable item on a bike and should be replaced after each winter season, it's pointless to buy super expensive chains or try to prevent...
08-07-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By wolfchild

I know it's not for everybody but a fixed gear...

I know it's not for everybody but a fixed gear track cog is the sturdiest, most durable and longest lasting of all, there is nothing to break or go wrong with it. The second most durable thing is a...
08-07-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By wolfchild

I removed singlespeed freewheels many times. It's...

I removed singlespeed freewheels many times. It's important to use the proper tool that is compatible with the type of freewheel that you're removing and as long as everything is set up correctly...
08-07-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,579
Posted By wolfchild

The root causes of obesity is eating too many...

The root causes of obesity is eating too many calories, especially junk calories and not enough physical exertion, not enough movement. Exercising once or twice per week is not enough, it needs to be...
08-07-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

...or have scammers calling me and texting me...

...or have scammers calling me and texting me and telling me I owe income taxes and if I don't reply to them they will send a police officer to arrest me.
08-07-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

It doesn't matter how easy and convenient a...

It doesn't matter how easy and convenient a modern smartphone is.....As far as I can remember I have always enjoyed reading and looking at maps. Reading a map is like reading a good interesting book....
08-07-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

Isn't there an app for that particular dilemma ??

Isn't there an app for that particular dilemma ??
08-07-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

I did a 2 hour ride very early this morning, I...

I did a 2 hour ride very early this morning, I wasn't connected to any satellite or GPS and my cellphone was turned off in my pocket. The only thing I was connected to was my bike and the environment...
08-07-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

A good map which shows backroads, trails and...

A good map which shows backroads, trails and unmaintained roads or a Topo map is all that a person needs to navigate their way through unknown terrain. Google maps is good too... I have never used...
08-07-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,853
Posted By wolfchild

Rolling resistance of tires must be one of the...

Rolling resistance of tires must be one of the most boring uninteresting subjects to debate and argue about. All the charts, numbers, studies and data are completely irrelevant to me.
08-06-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,487
Posted By wolfchild

I was only joking. I don't think there is...

I was only joking. I don't think there is anybody out there who would actually sleep with their bike.
08-06-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,487
Posted By wolfchild

I disagree with you....I believe that getting a...

I disagree with you....I believe that getting a bicycle stolen is as serious as getting your car, or motorcycle or moped stolen. Bike theft is no different than having some criminal break into your...
08-06-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,487
Posted By wolfchild

That's easy. You just bring your bicycle with you...

That's easy. You just bring your bicycle with you when you go to bed, to work or to the bathroom or anywhere else.
08-06-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,487
Posted By wolfchild

With the shortage of bikes out there, this is a...

With the shortage of bikes out there, this is a very bad time to get your bike stolen. You may have to wait a long time before you can get another one.
08-06-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,481
Posted By wolfchild

Adding extra weight to the frame of a bike isn't...

Adding extra weight to the frame of a bike isn't going to make handling safer or improve braking performance. It will do the opposite. A loaded bike is a lot more sluggish and more difficult to...
08-06-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,579
Posted By wolfchild

Exercise is the most important ingredient in a...

Exercise is the most important ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, it's more important than diet. Human body is designed to move. A healthy diet is worthless without exercise.
08-06-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,481
Posted By wolfchild

30 MPH sprints on a 40 pound MTB with big knobby...

30 MPH sprints on a 40 pound MTB with big knobby tires, an added aero drag and bad chopped up roads with heavy traffic ??...Are you sure ??
08-05-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 20,579
Posted By wolfchild

No surprise there, it's been known for a long...

No surprise there, it's been known for a long time that people who include resistance training achieve better results than those who only do cardio...Cutting calories and doing only cardio will burn...
08-05-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By wolfchild

Alexas response: " go pedal your own bike you...

Alexas response: " go pedal your own bike you fat, lazy, out of shape slob ".
08-05-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By wolfchild

It's one of the necessities of life...More...

It's one of the necessities of life...More important than the Sun. Human race could not survive without Facebook.
08-05-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By wolfchild

Try doing 100 kettlebell swings everyday for the...

Try doing 100 kettlebell swings everyday for the next few weeks and see if that will help.
08-04-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By wolfchild

Anything that's battery operated can't really be...

Anything that's battery operated can't really be trusted...You need to have some type of a back up plan just in case the battery operated gimmick malfunctions or batteries run out.
08-04-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 619
Posted By wolfchild

Tiger Malt or Vita Malt are a great alternative...

Tiger Malt or Vita Malt are a great alternative to mainstream sports drinks. They are about 50 grams of pure carbs per bottle and taste delicious...The only downside is that you end up carrying a...
08-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

Seriously, if somebody is so paranoid that they...

Seriously, if somebody is so paranoid that they won't go out for a bike ride unless they're " connected "...I think it's time for them to find another hobby, find something that doesn't require...
08-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 619
Posted By wolfchild

Add some carbs to it....Mix 1 part of peanut...

Add some carbs to it....Mix 1 part of peanut butter with 3 parts of molasses and you will end up with a really nice, tasty and satisfying " energy goo "
08-03-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

How many modern humans even own a paper map or...

How many modern humans even own a paper map or know how to read one ??
08-03-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

Yes but what happens when if you get a flat...

Yes but what happens when if you get a flat ??...Don't you need a cell phone with a special cycling app to tell you what to do next ??
08-03-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By wolfchild

The type of saddle you choose depends on what...

The type of saddle you choose depends on what type of bike you're riding and your riding position. Is your riding position aggressive and aero, is it neutral or is it more upright ??...once you have...
08-02-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

The only good reason to carry a phone while...

The only good reason to carry a phone while cycling is for emergencies, I really don't see any other good reasons why a cyclists would carry a phone. If they carry a phone for entertainment then it...
08-02-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 5,272
Posted By wolfchild

My plan is to be prepared.

My plan is to be prepared.
08-01-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By wolfchild

It's ok to use a smaller tube. It will stretch...

It's ok to use a smaller tube. It will stretch and fill the tire up. I've used 700x32 mm tubes inside 700x45mm tires without any problems.
08-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,995
Posted By wolfchild

LSD = Long slow distance. I've done tons of LSD...

LSD = Long slow distance. I've done tons of LSD and I am sure that most of the cyclists who post here have done it too.
08-01-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,481
Posted By wolfchild

Way too restrictive for my liking , I can't...

Way too restrictive for my liking , I can't imagine living a lifestyle that limits me to doing only one thing...and for what ??..just to pump out few extra watts ??



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