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08-04-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,880
Posted By Riveting

It's a good thing you had your fancy purification...

It's a good thing you had your fancy purification tablet thingies.
08-04-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Riveting

If you have a lot of extra time on your hands,...

If you have a lot of extra time on your hands, and like starting really long rides at 4am, you could also go down the Randonneuring rabbit hole.
08-03-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,639
Posted By Riveting

It was my understanding that this the reason...

It was my understanding that this the reason beards are not allowed in the military, so soldiers can wear gas masks effectively.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By Riveting

I don't think anybody has brought up the mounts...

I don't think anybody has brought up the mounts on the frame for securing the rack/panniers. I know my AL frame has them on the top and bottom of the seat stays, but I'm not sure how strong they...
08-03-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,880
Posted By Riveting

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't...

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't here to answer this question.
08-03-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 4,880
Posted By Riveting

I ride with my cell 100% of the time, and with a...

I ride with my cell 100% of the time, and with a single earbud playing music or talk radio 100% of the time when I'm on solo rides, not because my rides are boring, but because I like music and talk...
Forum: Introductions
07-29-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Riveting

Welcome fellow Coloradoan! If you like riding for...

Welcome fellow Coloradoan! If you like riding for hours (or days) on end, check out the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,225
Posted By Riveting

This is possibly the worst recommendation....

This is possibly the worst recommendation. Getting hit in the eye with a thumb sized June bug at 25 mph may blind you permanently, and/or cause you to crash into an innocent. Please always wear eye...
07-27-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,411
Posted By Riveting

Pffft....no spares?

Pffft....no spares?
07-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By Riveting

Is the permanent "13" put on upside...

Is the permanent "13" put on upside down?
07-27-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Riveting

The incumbent

The incumbent
07-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Riveting

I'm allowed to bring my bike indoors at my...

I'm allowed to bring my bike indoors at my current employer, as well as at my last. That's my favorite incentive.
07-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,596
Posted By Riveting

I went to an LBS that has the memory foam you can...

I went to an LBS that has the memory foam you can sit on that shows the location of your sit spots, and they measure the width between the two indents. Then they select saddles that cater to that...
07-15-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By Riveting

Froome running up Mt Ventoux without his bike ...

Froome running up Mt Ventoux without his bike
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07-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Riveting

Didn't realize used bikes were scarce and...

Didn't realize used bikes were scarce and therefore higher value, time to sell off a couple that are taking up space.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,104
Posted By Riveting

I've been lucky as far as impact crashes go. I've...

I've been lucky as far as impact crashes go. I've only had the 30 mph road rash from a front tire caught in a rut, and mild concussion from going over the bars into a 4 foot deep ditch after the...
07-09-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Riveting

I'm losing weight riding an ebike because my...

I'm losing weight riding an ebike because my commute is 35 miles RT (with 1,500' combined ascent), and the ebike allows me to do that commute 4-5 days a week, as opposed to my non-ebike that I can...
07-09-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,789
Posted By Riveting

Then what is the deal with the square hole screws...

Then what is the deal with the square hole screws used for decks, why are those used instead of Torx?
07-08-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Riveting

Yeah, the test I did on my first commute showed...

Yeah, the test I did on my first commute showed that the battery was clearly loosing its oomph at the end of my 35 mile RT hilly commute, where it was only getting 16 mph on the flats (instead of 20...
07-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,076
Posted By Riveting

Saddle color doesn't match bar grip/tape. Brake...

Saddle color doesn't match bar grip/tape. Brake color doesn't match drivetrain. But points for pedals matching water bottle, and brakes matching stem. So that's a wash.
07-07-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,427
Posted By Riveting

The challenge of technical and fast mtb IS the...

The challenge of technical and fast mtb IS the fun part, so if I have to check my speed because the rigid can't handle it, that might bring the fun factor way down, or bring the chance for crashing...
07-07-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,427
Posted By Riveting

Versatility = wide tires, and if fun-factor is a...

Versatility = wide tires, and if fun-factor is a major consideration for "doing it all versatility", then I'd choose "Other: Full squish mtb", because to me, fast downhill mtb is orders of magnitude...
07-06-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Riveting

I was just hoping to avoid the need to recharge...

I was just hoping to avoid the need to recharge at work, and to get a round trip commute out of one charge, but I can recharge if it comes to that.

Huge difference! I'm hoping it'll allow me to...
07-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By Riveting

Yup, this past weekend I just installed the...

Yup, this past weekend I just installed the Hilltopper Sprinter kit onto my hybrid commuter, it comes with a mounted 35mm tire and could probably be installed in 10 minutes. It's so nice to be able...
07-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Riveting

I also just received and installed my Hilltopper...

I also just received and installed my Hilltopper Sprinter wheel (on my commuter bike) this past weekend, and I also have 3 rides on mine so far. I like that it has a throttle to allow me to just give...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By Riveting

I have 2 Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts that are my...

I have 2 Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts that are my go-to, and 2 other non-PI pairs that only get used when the PI's are in the wash. The PI's have about 500 rides (10,000 miles) each, consisting of...
06-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By Riveting

Riding steep technical uphill mtb, I stall and...

Riding steep technical uphill mtb, I stall and fall over just about every time I ride because I'm only going 1-2 mph and the front wheel will contact a rock and not roll over it, causing the bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By Riveting

My wife and I call it "Butt Lube", though I would...

My wife and I call it "Butt Lube", though I would refrain from doing a Google search for that product. I put a tablespoon amount on two fingers and apply it to the sit spots only. Chamois Butt'r is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,485
Posted By Riveting

Nice job! I've gone 325 miles in 24 hrs (20 hours...

Nice job! I've gone 325 miles in 24 hrs (20 hours of moving time), 16.3 mph avg moving speed. In hindsight, I wish I had ridden faster, since I definitely had more left in my tank at the 24 hr mark,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,128
Posted By Riveting

Not any wheel, and not easy if you don't know how...

Not any wheel, and not easy if you don't know how to re-lace a wheel. You would need to replace your existing hub and spokes, making sure the spoke count of the hub you buy matches your rim. Best...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,128
Posted By Riveting

+1 for the PowerTap G3 Hub. I've got about 15,000...

+1 for the PowerTap G3 Hub. I've got about 15,000 miles on mine (bought a complete wheelset at wheelbuilder.com since I needed a spare wheelset at the time anyway), has always worked flawlessly, is...
06-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,231
Posted By Riveting

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more...

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more calories to digest them, than they have in them, so they actually have negative calories. And the salt will replenish your lost electrolytes due to...
06-24-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,595
Posted By Riveting

I'm 47 now, and was 43 when I first got the PM. I...

I'm 47 now, and was 43 when I first got the PM. I guess we'll see how I feel about the PM puking subject when I'm an old fart like you. But I ride with a 72 yr old (Tom) that also has a PM, and he's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,116
Posted By Riveting

There's a stretch of road on Rt 36 going from St...

There's a stretch of road on Rt 36 going from St Albans, VT up to Fairfield, that's an avg of 9%, with a smattering of 20%, for 1 mile https://www.strava.com/segments/830880. I've made it twice when...
06-24-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,206
Posted By Riveting

Why would a cyclist that's catching up to, and...

Why would a cyclist that's catching up to, and then and passing you be considered hot-headed? Don't confuse hot-headed with competitive. Maybe he thought you'd want to race on your girls bike,...
06-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,595
Posted By Riveting

I disagree wholeheartedly. I bought a power meter...

I disagree wholeheartedly. I bought a power meter (PowerTap G3 hub) just so that I could do intervals effectively, and push myself for 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 20 min, drooling and almost to the point...
06-16-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,022
Posted By Riveting

I just bought an electric front wheel...

I just bought an electric front wheel (Hilltopper) just so that I can extend my commuting to hopefully 5 days a week, because I also ride 35 miles per day, and my sore knees just need a little help...
06-16-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,863
Posted By Riveting

Power meter data (3 sec avg) is practically all I...

Power meter data (3 sec avg) is practically all I ever look at on my Garmin 520 while riding, and sometimes heart rate. I also set the "High Power Alarm" in the Garmin, when I know it's a recovery...
Forum: Introductions
06-10-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Riveting

I'm in Denver too (just south of E470), and moved...

I'm in Denver too (just south of E470), and moved here from Boston 3 years ago. I came for the low humidity, lack of rain, cycling in the foothills/mtns, skiing, fly fishing, and hiking, and wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Riveting

I've had a PowerTap G3 hub since 2015, and it now...

I've had a PowerTap G3 hub since 2015, and it now has about 16,000 miles on it. It's always been used in all types of weather and conditions. It connects to my Garmin 520 via BlueTooth flawlessly, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By Riveting

In ~2011 (at age 38) I hurt a disc in the lower...

In ~2011 (at age 38) I hurt a disc in the lower back carrying a heavy bag of wet leaves, and couldn't walk for a day or two. A few years went by and things were OK, but I thought any real fitness was...
06-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,396
Posted By Riveting

The danger I see from using a tracking app, is...

The danger I see from using a tracking app, is that my friends will see how many times (and for how long) I was a slacker when I stopped to rest or just to smell the roses, which is really easy to do...
06-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Riveting

Is the tiresome nature of throttles the reason...

Is the tiresome nature of throttles the reason other kits do the pedal assist? The reason I chose the throttle (and not assist) was because I didn't want assist all the time, only for a few minutes...
06-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Riveting

Front Wheel Kit

I just purchased (but not yet received) a Hilltopper Sprinter 36v 250w front wheel kit, without pedal assist, only a throttle (Colorado law allows for "Class II unassisted up to 20mph" on the MUP's,...
06-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Riveting

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even...

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even it is busy, and therefore somewhat risky, at times.
06-03-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,978
Posted By Riveting

1. There are flu vaccines, yet 21,000 to 60,000...

1. There are flu vaccines, yet 21,000 to 60,000 still die annually from the flu, as well as 900,000 being hospitalized in the 2017-2018 flu season. I, for one, won't be calm once the Corona vaccine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Riveting

Any chunky is chunky. I'll challenge you to a...

Any chunky is chunky. I'll challenge you to a foot race (or simply walking) and we'll see who's chunky. Here's mine: ...
06-03-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,978
Posted By Riveting

Annually, influenza has killed between 12,000 and...

Annually, influenza has killed between 12,000 and 61,000 people in the US alone, why weren't you afraid of all these things prior to corona?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Riveting

Road shoes are chunky. MTB shoes are normal.

Road shoes are chunky. MTB shoes are normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By Riveting

Get a power meter, ride normally for a few weeks,...

Get a power meter, ride normally for a few weeks, and then analyze your power curve. Then simply increase your power by some number of watts for the desired interval duration that you want to...
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