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10-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By billyymc

No disagreement that running is a good workout. I...

No disagreement that running is a good workout. I wish I could run better / longer. I can't, or I don't want to.

Let's face it, even a good runner never gets the thrill of descending at 40+ mph...
10-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By billyymc

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in...

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in the middle of the ride!
10-11-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By billyymc

I like to ask my running friends why they never...

I like to ask my running friends why they never learned to ride a bike. Some of them get very defensive of running. It's amazing how serious runners can be. I run a little in the "off" season but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,185
Posted By billyymc

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The...

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The shaft of the screw was only about 1/8 of an inch in diameter. Not quite as dramatic as the picture would imply, but for my first puncture on tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,185
Posted By billyymc

See pic - sealed with the screw in. Pulled the...

See pic - sealed with the screw in. Pulled the screw and it sealed again after I pulled it. To be safe I put a plug in but I think I could have gotten home without the plug.

Tires are 700x38...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,185
Posted By billyymc

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with...

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with tublesss you don't have to stop to fix a flat - it will seal itself while you cleanly outride the pack of wolves.
2 - wolves love orange seal. If they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By billyymc

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before...

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before putting it in the tire?
10-08-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By billyymc

Agree - it's easy to do 100+ feet per mile. ...

Agree - it's easy to do 100+ feet per mile.

OP - this looks like a nice route, but there is SO much of this type of riding in this area that you can easily make a longer trip out of this and keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,138
Posted By billyymc

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get...

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get something out of it.

I do wave at other riders though. If they don't wave at me I come here and complain about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,138
Posted By billyymc

It's no different than a "Like" button on any...

It's no different than a "Like" button on any other social media site.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,138
Posted By billyymc

Is this for real or parody?

Is this for real or parody?
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By billyymc

Dude, have you been to a Retina specialist or...

Dude, have you been to a Retina specialist or not? If not, go now. From the info you've provided it seems like your condition is treatable but you HAVE to go to a retina doc, not just a regular eye...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,147
Posted By billyymc

No matter how much you spend there is likely to...

No matter how much you spend there is likely to be someone faster on something cheaper. And someone slower on something more expensive.

And to the OP - you will be the same speed on either bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By billyymc

I use SOLE brand insoles in my bike shoes, hiking...

I use SOLE brand insoles in my bike shoes, hiking boots, ski boots, rollerblades - anything where I need good solid support. THey come in different types. Not cheap, but way cheaper than custome...
09-25-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By billyymc

You wear them backwards over there.

You wear them backwards over there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,147
Posted By billyymc

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.
09-23-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,320
Posted By billyymc

I recently lost a suspension pivot bolt from my...

I recently lost a suspension pivot bolt from my mountain bike. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't hold a line, and my rear triangle was slapping around noisily.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,018
Posted By billyymc

First, based on everything you've said, I don't...

First, based on everything you've said, I don't think the ride you were doing was unreasonable for you. So I'd chalk it up to having a bad day and move on. If it happens again then maybe think about...
09-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By billyymc

Thanks DrI. All I know is I did a ride with the...

Thanks DrI. All I know is I did a ride with the Bolt on Friday Sept 6. It worked fine, recognizing my turn locations as it always had. Then two days later I did another ride - the first 25 miles of...
09-23-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By billyymc

zacster - I took my wahoo out yesterday and it...

zacster - I took my wahoo out yesterday and it worked fine, back to normal. I can't imagine how Wahoo screwed it up so badly with their last update!

I love the TBT - it's why I bought the unit...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By billyymc

Is your doc telling you the condition is...

Is your doc telling you the condition is permanent? I don't think it is for most people who suffer from it. If you've only seen a regular eye doctor, get yourself to a retina specialist ASAP.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,018
Posted By billyymc

1) Give your pre-ride nutrition more time to...

1) Give your pre-ride nutrition more time to digest and get into your system.

2) What have your rides been like up to this one? Iíd you donít normally do a fair amount of climbing maybe this was...
09-21-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By billyymc

I just updated mine. Doing a ride in the morning...

I just updated mine. Doing a ride in the morning so I'll post back here on the results. It worked fine up until a couple weeks ago.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wahoo-elemnt-users
09-21-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By billyymc

yes, and I don't knwo what Glasnost is! If...

yes, and I don't knwo what Glasnost is!

If the inaccuracy varied - ie. - not always before the turn but sometimes after - it would make more sense to me. It's always about 70 yards before the...
09-21-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By billyymc

Did you ever get any more insight on this? Mine...

Did you ever get any more insight on this? Mine still seems to be off...I'm ready to send it back and try a Garmin. It was working perfectly for the first several rides and now every single turn it...
09-19-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By billyymc

Do you have someone sweep the roads in front of...

Do you have someone sweep the roads in front of you? :)

I've had several punctures in the past couple of weeks, all on my gravel bike. I've come to appreciate my tubeless setup, except for...
09-17-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,131
Posted By billyymc

Last weekend I did a ride with lots of gravel,...

Last weekend I did a ride with lots of gravel, including a couple steep gravel descents where the grade was about minus 18%. Can't imagine coming down that on the hoods. Just one of the many times I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,928
Posted By billyymc

So back to the original post. Like most questions...

So back to the original post. Like most questions here that get asked in BF, the best answer is "it depends."

Whether a gravel bike will perform well as a road bike for you depends on what you...
09-16-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By billyymc

Yep - do this. But caveat that auto brake cleaner...

Yep - do this. But caveat that auto brake cleaner should be used with care. I had to do this with a rotor that I accidentally got mineral oil on when changing it in my brakes. I tried cleaning the...
09-13-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By billyymc

I think I'd disagree with that - 5'9" with long...

I think I'd disagree with that - 5'9" with long legs means he has a short torso. The reach is too long and it's causing shoulder and neck issues.

I'd definitely try moving the seat forward, maybe...
09-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By billyymc

I'm betting you have the derailler cable running...

I'm betting you have the derailler cable running the wrong way. I had the exact same issue you describe on an apex front derailler. I had never had SRAM before so ended up taking it to the shop...
09-11-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By billyymc

If I had to ride on roads like that I'd give up...

If I had to ride on roads like that I'd give up riding.
09-10-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,317
Posted By billyymc

In hindsight I could have left coolers all along...

In hindsight I could have left coolers all along the route if I'd wanted...on multiple occasions I went for an hour or two without seeing a house, car, or person. Some sections felt quite remote even...
09-10-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,317
Posted By billyymc

Well first, I did the ride already. If you look...

Well first, I did the ride already. If you look at my pics, I did use a top tube bag for carrying food and some other things.

As for carrying all my fluids - I could do 100 flattish miles on 4...
09-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,132
Posted By billyymc

Riding 50 miles would kill the average runner :) ...

Riding 50 miles would kill the average runner :)

If you're bored with your regular routes but still want to ride get a mountain bike. Or get a gravel bike and hit some dirt roads. Or get a single...
09-10-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By billyymc

Nope, it didn't do that. This was a rural route -...

Nope, it didn't do that. This was a rural route - not other places to turn. Plus I rode part of the route a couple days before and had no issues with the GPS.
09-10-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By billyymc

Elemnt Bolt - turn locations wrong

So I've been using an Elemnt Bolt for a month or so without any issues.

But this past weekend (Sunday Sept 8), during a long ride, it consistently thought I was missing my turns. So at every turn...
09-10-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By billyymc

Riding with finesse is more than track stands.

Riding with finesse is more than track stands.
09-09-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,673
Posted By billyymc

Fair enough, and I'll defer to your experience. I...

Fair enough, and I'll defer to your experience. I guess maybe it's more fair to say there can be gravel riding found in places you don't suspect. If you want a gravel ride without ANY paved roads -...
09-09-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,673
Posted By billyymc

Umm...2000-4000 acres is bigger than TWO...

Umm...2000-4000 acres is bigger than TWO countries. Vatican City, and Monaco.

And 17 square km is 4,000 acres. Riding 100km, unless you're going in circles, you're probably not staying on the same...
09-09-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 170,922
Posted By billyymc

I totally love this bike. It rides like a dream...

I totally love this bike. It rides like a dream on both pavement and gravel, and the quality seems great.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,326
Posted By billyymc

There's a lot of overthinking it in this thread....

There's a lot of overthinking it in this thread. O.P. - go out and find the types of hills you want to improve on and ride the heck out of those hills. Some days you can do interval training up them,...
09-09-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,198
Views: 170,922
Posted By billyymc

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride...

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride in here. This was my second attempt at this ride - the first one was last Friday and ended after 1) my buddy and I getting run over simultaneously by...
09-08-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,317
Posted By billyymc

I thought I'd close this thread out full circle....

I thought I'd close this thread out full circle. I went back out and did this ride today - solo all the way this time, and while I saw about 20 deer (six in the first half mile), we kept a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,326
Posted By billyymc

To get better at climbing, climb more. Your...

To get better at climbing, climb more. Your climbing that you related in your first post is quite minimal. Go do 40 to 60 mile rides with 100 to 120 feet per mile on average. Do them frequently....
09-07-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By billyymc

Yep - this worked for me when I was experiencing...

Yep - this worked for me when I was experiencing some pain / numbness.
09-07-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,317
Posted By billyymc

Well I went out to attempt this ride yesterday...

Well I went out to attempt this ride yesterday and ended up having to cut it short.

One of my riding partners was going to ride the first 25 miles with me - to the first place I planned to stop -...
09-07-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,692
Posted By billyymc

Well I was wrong about the plug holding....

Well I was wrong about the plug holding. Yesterday after coming down a steep gravel descent it was leaking. I replugged it but that one didn't hold when I aired it up. Replugged it again and put a...
09-05-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,692
Posted By billyymc

Have the GK 700x38s on my gravel bike. At mile 4...

Have the GK 700x38s on my gravel bike. At mile 4 of 40 on a mixed 50/50 gravel/pavement ride last weekend I picked up the 3/4 inch screw you see below. The sealant sealed the puncture with the big...
09-03-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By billyymc

Steve - yes i create my routes on RWGPS. I really...

Steve - yes i create my routes on RWGPS. I really like the Bolt. I just don't need it all the time. As noted I don't really want to record my commutes, nor do I care about recording a ride where I'm...
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