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10-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By caloso

Fenders aren't to protect you from the rain....

Fenders aren't to protect you from the rain. They're to protect you and your bike from the disgusting road water.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,006
Posted By Point

Skoda was bought out by the VW group and they are...

Skoda was bought out by the VW group and they are badge engineered VW models now
10-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 642
Posted By spelger

Reached my goal for the year

And its not even November. On yesterday's ride i reached my goal for the year. last year i rode 2013 miles. i set a goal of an average of 100 mi/week for 2020. yesterday i reached 5216 miles. very...
10-24-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,730
Posted By GlennR

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chang...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=change+bicycle+tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewPeojRSa0k
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,991
Posted By yarbrough462

Prepare to pay retail. Bikes are rarer these...

Prepare to pay retail. Bikes are rarer these days...If you don't buy it, the next guy will...
10-24-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,730
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience...

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience someone else to help you instead of just learning basic skills and buy some tools.
I don't mind helping people. But like to see them at least make...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By Dan333SP

Thank you! I did exactly what they tell everyone...

Thank you! I did exactly what they tell everyone not to do, I went to a wedding and was careless about my mask. Multiple people tested positive after. In case anyone else needed proof that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,006
Posted By rower2cyclist

I love my Di2. No broken shifter cables, no...

I love my Di2. No broken shifter cables, no jumping gears, set it & forget it, auto-trim, dumping gears with one click, switching Garmin screens with buttons on the hood, sprint shifters (I ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,005
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Passed a guy with Gatorskins on a pair of Zipp...

Passed a guy with Gatorskins on a pair of Zipp 404s. :twitchy:
10-23-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By rubiksoval

The solution to his issue is to fully ignore...

The solution to his issue is to fully ignore anything about power, then.

Strava power estimates are worse than useless. Trying to use them for anything is folly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By Reflector Guy

I try to go as fast as I can to get away from the...

I try to go as fast as I can to get away from the peddlers, so yes, I do pedal the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,733
Posted By rubiksoval

Core strength isn't an issue (just like leg...

Core strength isn't an issue (just like leg strength isn't an issue). If you can haul yourself up and out of a chair and onto a bike, you have sufficient core strength to then ride that bike.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By Psimet2001

This - ^ GlennR - you're living in your...

This - ^

GlennR - you're living in your world where you feel like you know the appropriate questions to ask. The reality is that, by far, the cycling public is the last person that needs to be...
10-22-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By MinnMan

Strava estimated power is pretty useless, IMHO,...

Strava estimated power is pretty useless, IMHO, and taking into account bike weight etc. won't change that. Among other things, Strava doesn't know about the wind or whether you are drafting. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,006
Posted By vespasianus

I have ridden thousands of miles with people on...

I have ridden thousands of miles with people on SRAM or Shimano "battery" systems and never once had a ride interrupted by a dead battery or such. I have ridden numerous times with people who have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,006
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Ultegra mechanical is really good. It's...

​​​​​​Ultegra mechanical is really good. It's almost never worth replacing a working group set, Di2 is more of a buying (or building) a new bike anyway thing. And mechanical Ultegra is too good to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By ARPRINCE

Most likely QUARQ since SRAM owns that brand.

Most likely QUARQ since SRAM owns that brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,239
Posted By GlennR

I'd assume its a Quarq since Sram owns the brand....

I'd assume its a Quarq since Sram owns the brand.

https://www.sram.com/en/quarq

https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/pm-frc-d1
"Designed specifically for electronic shifting and featuring...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 7,006
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm waiting for bikes that have embedded solar...

I'm waiting for bikes that have embedded solar panels in the top tube to power/charge the shifting.
10-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Maelochs

I would like to expand on or support three points...

I would like to expand on or support three points others have raised This is sort of step one. If the saddle doesn't offer support where you need it, the saddler won't be comfortable. A shoe which...
10-17-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By canklecat

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over...

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over Strava and most others. It's low resource demand so it won't drain the battery when in my pocket with the display off. The app display is very simple...
10-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By marchman321

I like multispeed bikes wherever I am and no...

I like multispeed bikes wherever I am and no matter what the terrain is because having more gears is better for my body. If I want to go slow and use my granny gears with no hills I can.
10-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,999
Posted By surak

The idea of needing a protein drink after a ride...

The idea of needing a protein drink after a ride is probably promulgated by pros needing something convenient to get needed nutrients, since post-race stages often have a lengthy transfer process...
10-16-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more...

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more efficient? Danger as a motivator? Good Grief, spare us slow inefficient dullards from macho, bad-ass buffoonery.
10-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,999
Posted By Reflector Guy

Pizza.

Pizza.
10-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,999
Posted By caloso

We’re having lamb chops tonight. I sous vide them...

We’re having lamb chops tonight. I sous vide them for a few hours then throw them on a hot grill before serving.
10-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By Lemond1985

They're "Macho" Clowns, because unicycles are...

They're "Macho" Clowns, because unicycles are also fixed gear, no coasting is allowed. Twice the insanity!
10-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By Happy Feet

Saying people who ride fixed gear are trying to...

Saying people who ride fixed gear are trying to be macho is like saying people who ride unicycles want to be clowns.
10-16-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,999
Posted By REDMASTA

food

food
10-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,999
Posted By Koyote

If you are weightlifting quite a bit, you may...

If you are weightlifting quite a bit, you may need to ensure adequate protein intake. Cycling doesn't really stress muscles enough to require more protein than most of us will get from our normal...
10-15-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By IGH_Only

I think I've heard enough. If people equate...

I think I've heard enough. If people equate fixies with being "macho" and "badass", then single speed it is for me.
10-15-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

​​​​​​​ IMO, the people fooling themselves are...

​​​​​​​
IMO, the people fooling themselves are those who think that riding a fixed gear bicycle will improve their "macho" factor/status/image to anyone but themselves.
10-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By FiftySix

Single Speed, for the opportunity to coast while...

Single Speed, for the opportunity to coast while standing on the pedals over rougher ground.
10-15-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,882
Posted By Reflector Guy

Single-speed. So I can coast when the...

Single-speed. So I can coast when the opportunity to coast presents itself.
10-14-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,646
Posted By Reflector Guy

I enjoy waving at other cyclists.

I enjoy waving at other cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,626
Posted By impolexg

This is such a great thread with so many great...

This is such a great thread with so many great comments. I always thought bike mechanics were too expensive and now I realize how massively underpaid a quality bike mechanic really is. I was totally...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,626
Posted By impolexg

I do almost all my own bike maintenance, and the...

I do almost all my own bike maintenance, and the bicycle shop nearest me used to be filled with really awful mechanics. I would try to order parts from them and they'd argue with me about which part...
10-09-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,646
Posted By burritos

I love the thought of absolutely pounding...

I love the thought of absolutely pounding my(yours, our)free fatty acids and ketones throughout our mitochondria and maximizing its redox potential. And when after completing a hill and you get just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,236
Posted By tyrion

It's refreshing to get away from the racing...

It's refreshing to get away from the racing mindset and focus solely on spending money.
10-08-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,646
Posted By roadsnakes

I`m inching closer and closer to 70 years of...

I`m inching closer and closer to 70 years of age.. Riding a bicycle makes me feel like a kid again.

I ride in the same parks , around the same lagoons, surrounded by the same trees as I did when I...
10-06-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,646
Posted By caloso

I actually don’t enjoy cycling. It’s just an...

I actually don’t enjoy cycling. It’s just an elaborate cover story for my lycra fetish and eating disorder.
10-04-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,646
Posted By rsbob

What Do You Enjoy the Most About Cycling?

There are many reasons we do what we do considering the discomfort, sometimes pain and crashes. There is the scenery, health, conquering goals, competition, epic descents, feeling fit or what ever....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,872
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Agreed! Let's start with Di2 for Shimano 105!...

Agreed! Let's start with Di2 for Shimano 105! :thumb:
09-26-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,132
Posted By Happy Feet

Perfect storm scenario for weight gain. ...

Perfect storm scenario for weight gain.

Young man from a familial line of big stocky men takes up football in high school.
Gains muscle mass and strength easily and excels, becomes very athletic....
09-26-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,132
Posted By Happy Feet

You seem to be confused by some pretty basic...

You seem to be confused by some pretty basic concepts.

Calories in vs calories out does apply. You simply can't take in more calories than you expend long term without expecting to store some as...
09-24-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,996
Posted By MinnMan

Go ride a hilly century fueling only on pemmican....

Go ride a hilly century fueling only on pemmican. Let us know how it goes.

Having spent some time living in the elements in the Arctic (for a month, in East Greenland, in my youth), I know very...
09-24-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,132
Posted By livedarklions

Well, when I'm doing my endurance athleting, I...

Well, when I'm doing my endurance athleting, I sure sweat out a lot of sodium. Pretty sure that isn't the real problem.
09-24-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,132
Posted By Gresp15C

I might look at it from the opposite direction:...

I might look at it from the opposite direction: Suppose someone has a big belly and spindly limbs, and wants to get into exercising. Well, a high impact activity like running might be too much cardio...
09-23-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,132
Posted By livedarklions

Rowing is great cardio.

Rowing is great cardio.
09-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,132
Posted By hubcyclist

I often like to point out my experience with long...

I often like to point out my experience with long rides and calorie consumption to help illustrate how nutrition can be done pretty minimally while accomplishing a lot. In 2 recent 100 mile rides, I...
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