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09-22-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25,516
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Posted By wthensler

Nice morning ride, a bit windy here in FL. Total...

Nice morning ride, a bit windy here in FL. Total about 30 miles. I decided to keep the new Domane here as a replacement for the old one. To the left of the bike is a recent pond due to all the rains....
09-22-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58
9/13 - 48
9/15 - 36
09-21-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58
9/13 - 48
9/15 - 36
09-20-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By wthensler

The good news is that you’re a lot closer to...

The good news is that you’re a lot closer to Mother Earth should you have a mishap.
09-19-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25,516
Views: 2,523,974
Posted By wthensler

Yes, I would like them. Today I rode Brawley...

Yes, I would like them. Today I rode Brawley School Road area, as the MIL lives in Mooresville. Iíll probably keep one of my bikes here as we pass through often, and other than the traffic, its a...
09-19-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By wthensler

Ouch. Glad you were okay. Brings back bad...

Ouch. Glad you were okay. Brings back bad memories of my crash almost 4 years ago to the day. I wasn’t so lucky - suffered a broken pelvis and spent two nights in UVA hospital.
09-19-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25,516
Views: 2,523,974
Posted By wthensler

Rather windy ride along Lake Norman while...

Rather windy ride along Lake Norman while visiting with the mother-in-law in NC. Fall weather is here, as temps in the low 60s felt cooler with the persistent winds. Logged in 34 miles with the new...
09-19-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58
9/13 - 48
9/15 - 36
09-18-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58
9/13 - 48
9/15 - 36
09-17-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,952
Posted By wthensler

Or you can get this....... ...

Or you can get this.......

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09-17-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58
9/13 - 48
9/15 - 36
09-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,206
Posted By wthensler

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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2021 Trek Domane SLR 7, disc, Di2, viper red, 32mm...
09-15-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58
9/13 - 48
9/15 - 36
09-14-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By wthensler

I buy them new, buy them expensive, ride the crap...

I buy them new, buy them expensive, ride the crap out of them, and enjoy the hell out of them. My most recent purchase, a Domane SLR 7 with Di2, is my best one yet. It was a guilt-free purchase...
09-13-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,237
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Posted By wthensler

My two cents - go for a new bike. You’ll...

My two cents - go for a new bike. You’ll absolutely love Di2 and I’m certain a bike can be made to fit you if you measure stack and reach, then get something comparable. I had the same problem with...
09-13-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25,516
Views: 2,523,974
Posted By wthensler

Rode a total of 48 miles today in two separate...

Rode a total of 48 miles today in two separate rides with two bikes - the new Domane and the Bianchi. Hereís a pic of the Domane in fire engine red.....

Here with my 14 yo. nephew in Farquier...
09-13-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58
9/13 - 48
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By wthensler

Also contemplating as I run four bikes with Di2...

Also contemplating as I run four bikes with Di2 and thinking SRAM Red eTAP, but no experience.

Top buttons for shifting Di2 are, IMO, a joke and harder to access and use than the paddles. Also,...
09-11-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,952
Posted By wthensler

See above pic, which is a 2021 SLR 7 P1.......I...

See above pic, which is a 2021 SLR 7 P1.......I ‘saved’ $500 by agreeing to put the Segafredo insignia on the bike
09-11-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,952
Posted By wthensler

I’m 62, and this just came earlier in the...

I’m 62, and this just came earlier in the week.....Trek Domane SLR7, 58cm, disc, Di2, Aeolus wheelset, 32mm tubeless tires. My second Domane and definitely an improved version of my original 2012 6.2...
09-11-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32
9/11 - 58

MTD 266 miles
09-10-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Here’s my new ride.....2021 Trek Domane SLR 7,...

Here’s my new ride.....2021 Trek Domane SLR 7, 58cm frame, hydraulic discs, 32mm tubeless, Di2, from and rear ISO speed, Bontrager carbon wheels. And stack, long wheelbase and low BB to boot! I got...
09-09-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25,516
Views: 2,523,974
Posted By wthensler

Well, my Trek Domane SL7 with discs and Di2...

Well, my Trek Domane SL7 with discs and Di2 arrived yesterday, and I picked it up at the LBS. Today was a 32 mile inaugural ride in the mountains. I’m running 32mm tubeless, so I was eager to see...
09-09-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Jeez Louise, this thread is getting popular. ...

Jeez Louise, this thread is getting popular. Nice start, Matt 😊😊😊😊👌
09-09-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

i love this guy.....he keeps track to the...

i love this guy.....he keeps track to the hundredths of a mile! But donít laugh, once heís completely healthy, heís gonna be way up there on the leaderboard.
09-09-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 9/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

9/02 - 32 miles
9/04 - 48
9/06 - 48
9/07 - 48
9/09 - 32

MTD 208 miles
09-07-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 8/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

8/02 - 32 miles
8/04 - 48
8/06 - 48
8/07 - 48
MTD 176 miles

Another good, strong ride in the gorgeous mountains. I’m hovering just below 200 lbs, so cutting back...
09-06-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 8/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

8/02 - 32 miles
8/04 - 48
8/06 - 48

MTD 128 miles

A little beat up from hard manual work most of the AM, but made it out for a good, strong ride on one of the...
09-06-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 8/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

8/02 - 32 miles
8/04 - 48 miles

MTD 80 miles

Off to a very slow start due to deferred maintenance issues around the house. I’m redoing a cistern which collects...
09-02-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Sept: 700 miles 8/02 - 32 miles ...

Goal for Sept: 700 miles

8/02 - 32 miles

Inside chore day and almost didnít make it out. Glad I did. Riding the Giant for a while as the Bianchi is at the LBS getting new bars. The Defy is by...
09-01-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 3,495
Posted By wthensler

Yes, August was a brutal month. I got off to a...

Yes, August was a brutal month. I got off to a great start, and missed a few days due to travel and rain. Thatís ok. I think riding should be fun, and admittedly Iíve gotten a bit carried away,...
09-01-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

Well, that was a fun month......a few more miles...

Well, that was a fun month......a few more miles than expected.

I for one will welcome a cool down, like many of in the south. aAugust was a brutal weather month, between the crushing humidity,...
08-30-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

Think nothing of it....we need you and your...

Think nothing of it....we need you and your enthusiasm in this group! My recovery from a broken pelvis was much quicker due to my conditioning prior to my fall. And Iím 100% recovered😊.....
08-30-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
08-29-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,308
Posted By wthensler

Letís see, I paid $5,100 for the first Domane,...

Letís see, I paid $5,100 for the first Domane, and itís got 22,000 miles on it......so thatís just under $.25 per mile.

My car is currently at $200/mile, LOL!
08-29-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,308
Posted By wthensler

This..... I ride the crap out of my bikes,...

This.....

I ride the crap out of my bikes, and I like riding high end bikes. Though Iíve never done the calculation, Iím certain my cost per mile is far less than the average rider. And through...
08-27-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

Literally this is true. I only have one bike in...

Literally this is true. I only have one bike in FL (the Domane), and I stopped by the Trek dealer with it on my way home. He described some of the components as 'tired'. When I told him of the...
08-27-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
08-26-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
08-25-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25,516
Views: 2,523,974
Posted By wthensler

I managed 47 miles in extremely humid and very...

I managed 47 miles in extremely humid and very hot conditions. I did something a little strange at the halfway point - donated red blood cells. The Blood Mobile happened to be at the place where I...
08-25-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 1,100 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
08-24-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

Boy, your mileage has really increased! And...

Boy, your mileage has really increased! And that's not flat, is it?

I would rate the riding in VA as high moderate to strenuous, with more than enough tough hills to keep the interest (and...
08-24-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 900 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 900 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By wthensler

Unfortunately, thatís also true in VA and much of...

Unfortunately, thatís also true in VA and much of FL where I do most of my riding. Itís as if the states have permanently stopped paving the roads. The smoother roads tend to be the double yellow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By wthensler

Specialized Roubaix or another Defy?

Looking for one more endurance bike to round out my stable. It needs to be carbon fiber, disc and electric shift (most likely Di2 or SRAM eTAP). I've been an ardent Di2 user for 8 years, having...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By wthensler

Several years ago, in the tour de Madison, I got...

Several years ago, in the tour de Madison, I got caught up by a wheelsucker. I tried dropping him, tried slowing down so he could pull, just about everything. This went on for 30 miles of so, him...
08-23-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 900 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 900 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
08-22-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 900 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 900 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
08-21-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

Hats off to you, I could never pull something off...

Hats off to you, I could never pull something off like that. Cool looking bike, and bet itís comfy with those forks!
08-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 6,687
Posted By wthensler

New Goal for August - 900 miles 8/01 - 18 ...

New Goal for August - 900 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
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