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10-08-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,139
Posted By billyymc

Symox - one other suggestion with regard to...

Symox - one other suggestion with regard to overall bike handling (and specifically to descending) is if you have access to a mountain bike get out and ride some trails. Descend on narrow single...
09-29-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By billyymc

For the riding you're doing, that bike will...

For the riding you're doing, that bike will function just fine. Get it built properly, maintain it properly, and it will serve you well for a long time. Contact BD to see if you can get a...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,038
Views: 1,011,897
Posted By billyymc

THey both walked away looking boared.

THey both walked away looking boared.
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,097
Posted By billyymc

I never cleaned up my ski tuning bench last year....

I never cleaned up my ski tuning bench last year. Now I don't have to.
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 846
Posted By billyymc

That's what happens when you think you've bought...

That's what happens when you think you've bought skills and experience, but you've really just bought an overpriced poser-mobile. They'll have to drive to Starbucks after they get out of that jam.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,378
Posted By billyymc

you live in south FL and you've been hit 13...

you live in south FL and you've been hit 13 times.

Keep the bike you have, and get some life insurance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By billyymc

That bike is totally holding you back. Seriously,...

That bike is totally holding you back. Seriously, you'll be so much faster on a newer blingier bike.
09-13-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By billyymc

Zen - speaking from experience, the Dynaplug us...

Zen - speaking from experience, the Dynaplug us SUPER easy to use and if you read the instructions it really is idiot-proof. I used it for the first time recently on a ride across NYS - flatted on...
09-13-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,097
Posted By billyymc

I have to disagree. First, I ride my gravel...

I have to disagree.

First, I ride my gravel bike because it gets me away from traffic and houses and people sure - but not because I'm afraid of riding around cars.

Second, if you think gravel...
09-12-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By billyymc

It's not as if you get flats every ride. Get the...

It's not as if you get flats every ride. Get the CO2 inflator and if you have angst about waste, recycle the cartridges and do something else to reduce your impact.

I've had bad luck with the PDW...
08-30-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By billyymc

If you are riding remote areas and want to be...

If you are riding remote areas and want to be sure you'll get home, carry the same stuff you would if you had tubed tires. Extra tube or two, CO2 inflator and cartridges, mini pump, patches, tire...
08-11-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,718
Posted By billyymc

Curious if you feel like the temp reading on your...

Curious if you feel like the temp reading on your Wahoo is accurate. Mine always seems to read high.

I think the answer to the original question is I know it when I feel it. When the humidity is...
Forum: Foo
03-14-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,683
Posted By billyymc

Keep in mind that there aren't really substitute...

Keep in mind that there aren't really substitute products for TP. That's part of why when people stock up on supplies, TP goes fast and makes it look like people are nuts. It's pretty much the one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,351
Posted By billyymc

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel...

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel bikes was to provide more stupid **** for BF members to argue about.
01-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,811
Posted By billyymc

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with...

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with another human being, while messing around with your bike handling skills. There are far worse ways to spend time!
01-16-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,949
Posted By billyymc

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked...

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked if they could get me two different sizes of Roubaix and they said no they couldn't do that for me. I told them they just lost my business.
11-03-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,665
Posted By billyymc

I applaud you for the accuracy of your thread...

I applaud you for the accuracy of your thread title.
10-26-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,064
Posted By billyymc

I had a similar FSA crank on my 2007 Tricross...

I had a similar FSA crank on my 2007 Tricross Comp. After wearing out some chain rings I decided to put a 105 crank on instead of replacing the rings. While it was satisfying to have all Shimano...
10-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,649
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: 45
Views: 3,649
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: 4,240
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, 03:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,240
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: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By billyymc

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before...

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before putting it in the tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,739
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: 73
Views: 6,739
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
09-25-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,846
Posted By billyymc

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.
09-09-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 245,366
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.
09-09-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 245,366
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: 4,083
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: 4,132
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: 989
Posted By billyymc

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

Yep - this worked for me when I was experiencing some pain / numbness.
09-01-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 245,366
Posted By billyymc

Haha. I see what you did there 🙂 But the...

Haha. I see what you did there 🙂

But the tire seems fine - I pulled the screw and it spewed a bit of sealant. Gave it a quick spin and it sealed pretty well but I put a plug in for good measure...
08-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,031
Posted By billyymc

There are plenty of people 20 years younger than...

There are plenty of people 20 years younger than you and 100 lbs lighter who couldn't finish 100 mile ride - nice job!
08-26-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,722
Posted By billyymc

Turns out that with swapping saddles (tried and...

Turns out that with swapping saddles (tried and ISM Road saddle and didnt' like it) I had moved some things around and didn't record my fit prior to the swap. I have it dialed in very nicely now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,634
Posted By billyymc

Most people, in my experience, grossly...

Most people, in my experience, grossly overestimate slope percentage/degrees. This is true in cycling, and in skiing. I recently purchased a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS and it has % grade as one of the...
08-21-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,420
Posted By billyymc

First, a bike isn't an investment. Second,...

First, a bike isn't an investment.

Second, you can't really make a "value" argument for this, because you're asking people to put a value on what makes them happy. If owning a bespoke frame...
08-17-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 680,642
Posted By billyymc

Just finished building this gravel bike last...

Just finished building this gravel bike last night. Quite happy with the way it came together, with the exception of the natural color bar tape (which I screwed up a bit) which I'll replace with...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,058
Posted By billyymc

OMG. Overreact much? ;)

OMG. Overreact much?

;)
07-21-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,309
Posted By billyymc

Not just acceptable, but in some U.S. states a...

Not just acceptable, but in some U.S. states a legal alternative written into the motor vehicle code.
07-16-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,083
Posted By billyymc

Got is sorted out. From the top of James Kennedy...

Got is sorted out. From the top of James Kennedy State Forest we will drop down to Virgil and ride to the Virgil Country Store, then backtrack. Added 5 miles and 500 feet of elevation but I was able...
07-15-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,547
Posted By billyymc

I'll give you an example of a bad ride I did...

I'll give you an example of a bad ride I did recently. Four of us started at 6:30 am this past July 5. The plan was to ride 101 miles, with 10,500 feet of climbing.

At the start of the ride the...
07-14-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,083
Posted By billyymc

Rough idea of the route - starts in Maine, NY...

Rough idea of the route - starts in Maine, NY then goes through Newark Valley to Shingagin Hollow State Forest (not far from Ithaca), from there through Hammond Hill State Forest, James Kennedy State...
06-25-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,498
Posted By billyymc

Somebody got up on the cranky side of life.

Somebody got up on the cranky side of life.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,570
Posted By billyymc

I offer unsolicited advice to people every single...

I offer unsolicited advice to people every single day, while driving, at work, at the grocery store. Just about in any setting. It's quite the ice breaker in any situation.
Replies: 23
Views: 6,454
Posted By billyymc

TS - if we find the route to be unsuitable for...

TS - if we find the route to be unsuitable for the described attempt (which based on the info collected here is very likely the case), I'd plan to ride it in a two or three day ride anyway.
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