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09-27-17, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By mcmoose

"I guess starting to ride seriously at 54 years...

"I guess starting to ride seriously at 54 years old is better than never doing it at all."

Absolutely! And good on you for helping out a friend. Now... Go, dog, go!!
09-03-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By mcmoose

Well done, you!!!

Well done, you!!!
08-16-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By mcmoose

It's great that the ride provides 63 and 70 mile...

It's great that the ride provides 63 and 70 mile options (although I would prefer to see the "bailout" a bit further from the 63-mile marker... maybe around 80).

My experience with long rides is...
08-11-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,549
Posted By mcmoose

Yes, pics of your new sweetheart, please... and...

Yes, pics of your new sweetheart, please... and ride it like you stole it!
08-03-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,549
Posted By mcmoose

Well, based on my experience... After getting...

Well, based on my experience...
After getting back to riding on a Fitness Hybrid, I (like you) wanted to move to a road bike. So I bought an aluminum bike with a carbon fork and a Sora group set. ...
07-27-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,019
Posted By mcmoose

What works as a great bike saddle varies a lot...

What works as a great bike saddle varies a lot from person to person. Sadly, most saddles that come stock on bikes are great for nobody!

I suggest you get used to your bike for a month or so...
07-23-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,019
Posted By mcmoose

I love my FX 3 (Trek used to call them 7.3). I...

I love my FX 3 (Trek used to call them 7.3). I consider it my quarter horse (while my road bikes are my thoroughbreds). It's been a wonderful, faithful steed.

Go ride it like you stole it! Have...
07-21-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,019
Posted By mcmoose

Oh, go back to the shop and slap that sales guy...

Oh, go back to the shop and slap that sales guy silly! What a jerk.

Okay, bikes technically have weight limits, and many of them list 300 lbs for bike + rider (and anything else you carry). But...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,952
Posted By mcmoose

Well, its frame stack is a bit short (591), but...

Well, its frame stack is a bit short (591), but otherwise Trek's Domane Women's models (56 cm frame) might suit you.

Good hunting!
07-14-17, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By mcmoose

You're gonna love it! Have fun!

You're gonna love it! Have fun!
07-09-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By mcmoose

If you're working with your local Trek dealer,...

If you're working with your local Trek dealer, they should be able and willing to help you get the proper fit for a Crossfit. Personally, I would take a slightly small frame over a slightly large...
07-08-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,738
Posted By mcmoose

All kidding aside, TimothyH is right. Half-clips...

All kidding aside, TimothyH is right. Half-clips will get you, well, half way there. And if there's an REI near you, you can save $2:
...
07-02-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,876
Posted By mcmoose

Yes, the Trek FX series has a lot of happy...

Yes, the Trek FX series has a lot of happy customers, but the other manufacturers make excellent hybrids as well.

I would suggest that although you say you want a "comfortable hybrid," you...
06-17-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By mcmoose

I started riding again in my mid-50s. I was...

I started riding again in my mid-50s. I was building my mileage up at an okay rate, but when I got up to about 18 miles, I couldn't imagine riding much further than that.

Then I started riding...
06-05-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By mcmoose

I'm not sure which Silque model you're...

I'm not sure which Silque model you're considering, but I LOVE my 2016 Silque S (it's has the 105 group set... I think the current equivalent model would be the Silque S 5). I upgraded from a Lexa...
05-20-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By mcmoose

It's a wonderful weekend! Amy does a terrific...

It's a wonderful weekend! Amy does a terrific job of organizing the ride, and WOU is a great place to stage it. I've done it the past two years now. One thing that's very nice is the wide variety...
04-24-17, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,867
Posted By mcmoose

I don't know a lot about touring bikes. Among...

I don't know a lot about touring bikes. Among the road bikes, the Trek Domane series and the Specialized Roubaix are considered very comfortable endurance bikes. Both can accommodate 28 mm tires. ...
04-23-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,867
Posted By mcmoose

I think what folks are telling you is that pretty...

I think what folks are telling you is that pretty much all the major bike manufacturers (Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannonade, etc.) offer Endurance and Touring bikes that should offer comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-17, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By mcmoose

Next time, tell them you get a lot of flats...

Next time, tell them you get a lot of flats because the air in your tires can't keep up with you.
04-05-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By mcmoose

Here's my two cents for meeting your admirable...

Here's my two cents for meeting your admirable goal.

You see the event route's elevation map between miles 28 and 85? You need to find terrain similar to that to train on... at least two rides a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By mcmoose

If you can afford it, keep the Specialized for...

If you can afford it, keep the Specialized for the family rides and buy the Trek for your solo rides.

You really don't want to put a bike front seat on the Trek (not sure I'd want that for a...
11-27-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By mcmoose

Have you determined your new bike's gender? If...

Have you determined your new bike's gender? If female, perhaps "Bethany" in honor of Bethany Hamilton; if male, perhaps "****tt" in honor of Jim ****tt.

I considered The Fugitive, but you're...
11-22-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,136
Posted By mcmoose

Hey, cj19, Here's my two cents... others...

Hey, cj19,

Here's my two cents... others will offer four or eight cents.

If your back (especially lower back) is in good shape, you're better off going with an aluminum frame/carbon fork and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By mcmoose

Hi LC, I'm not familiar with Devinci bikes,...

Hi LC,

I'm not familiar with Devinci bikes, but it sounds like their SL 2 will give you a better group set than the Lexa S. Also, the stock tires and saddle on the Lexa S are nothing to write...
01-28-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,604
Posted By mcmoose

My only question about your methodology is...

My only question about your methodology is whether you're starting the segment from a dead stop and/or ending it with a stop. If so, your average speed may overly weight each bike's...
01-26-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,589
Posted By mcmoose

McCann's Quick & Easy Steel Cut... takes 5...

McCann's Quick & Easy Steel Cut... takes 5 minutes. Add almonds, cashews, brown sugar and cinnamon. Fruit and latte on the side. Yum.
12-06-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,849
Posted By mcmoose

Oh, I see what you did there... the road to hell...

Oh, I see what you did there... the road to hell being paved with them and all.

Well played, sir!
12-06-15, 02:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,849
Posted By mcmoose

I'm with cale... I'm taking mine with me. I hear...

I'm with cale... I'm taking mine with me. I hear the roads in heaven are, well, you know...

And I ain't planning on riding the highway to hell.
Forum: Introductions
12-04-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By mcmoose

Welcome, JunieMoon! In addition to the above...

Welcome, JunieMoon! In addition to the above suggestions to check out other forums, I found riding with groups highly motivating, both in terms of riding regularly and riding farther. When I lived...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By mcmoose

As jimc101 suggests, put Swissstop or Kool Stop...

As jimc101 suggests, put Swissstop or Kool Stop pads on the Sora brakes and they'll work fine.
11-28-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By mcmoose

Yes to all of the above. When I started wearing...

Yes to all of the above. When I started wearing bike shoes, I made the mistake of tightening them up snug (hey, it works for tennis... don't want to jam your toes). Anyway, lesson learned... a...
11-12-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,243
Posted By mcmoose

I attended my first ever spin class yesterday. ...

I attended my first ever spin class yesterday. Yes, the music was crazy loud -- so loud that the instructor's miked voice was turned up so loud that it was distorted. (I was reminded of the line in...
11-06-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By mcmoose

P.S. The Neko Women's is pretty much the Women...

P.S. The Neko Women's is pretty much the Women Specific Design (WSD) version of the DS. You might check that model out, but I think I recall in another post you said you had shorter legs and longer...
11-06-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,514
Posted By mcmoose

I have a Trek hybrid (7.3 WSD) and road bike...

I have a Trek hybrid (7.3 WSD) and road bike (Lexa XLS). I agree with oldnslow2 that Trek's DS line sounds best suited to the kind of riding you want to do.

And while proximity shouldn't be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,380
Posted By mcmoose

If there's a strong wind, there's a real...

If there's a strong wind, there's a real advantage to joining a group and taking turns at the front.

Have fun!
11-02-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By mcmoose

Many of the Clydes seem happy with AeroTechDesign...

Many of the Clydes seem happy with AeroTechDesign jerseys. And, yes, you want a club fit.

Good hunting!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,061
Posted By mcmoose

Ride it like you stole it! (Can you say that to...

Ride it like you stole it! (Can you say that to a cop?)

And post pics!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,452
Posted By mcmoose

Rather than go for a road bike at this point, you...

Rather than go for a road bike at this point, you might consider going with a fitness hybrid. That would give you a triple (probably 48-36-26) in front and something like a range of 11-32 in back. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By mcmoose

According to Wheel and Heel, "These shoes accept...

According to Wheel and Heel, "These shoes accept cleats with the SPD-R, SPD, and Look bolt patterns." In other words, they were designed to accommodate several popular cleat styles... right now, the...
09-24-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By mcmoose

I've been in shoes that look a whole lot like...

I've been in shoes that look a whole lot like yours. I bought a Trek FX 7.3 hybrid and thought it was the best bike I ever owned (it was). But once I started doing group rides, I couldn't keep up...
09-22-15, 11:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,413
Posted By mcmoose

Yep. Abandon all hope.

Yep. Abandon all hope.
09-22-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,858
Posted By mcmoose

You should not feel guilty. Last year a biker...

You should not feel guilty. Last year a biker was killed when she proceeded in front of a car that stopped for her, but then was hit by a car in the other approaching lane that didn't stop.

As...
09-22-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By mcmoose

That is a good price for the M530s, Tunavic... I...

That is a good price for the M530s, Tunavic... I think you'd be quite happy with them!
09-20-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,708
Posted By mcmoose

I'm going to echo what ColdCase said. If...

I'm going to echo what ColdCase said.

If you're getting back to cycling after 15 years, you want a bike that's fun to ride. Like CC, I believe a bike needs to shift, brake, and handle well in...
09-20-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By mcmoose

Welcome to the forum, Sray! In my book, the...

Welcome to the forum, Sray!

In my book, the first rule of cycling is "have fun." Obviously, opinions vary.

If your wife is having fun on her Electra Townie, you should join her! If your...
09-12-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By mcmoose

I think you're on the right track looking at...

I think you're on the right track looking at fitness hybrids. So the major decision is probably suspension or fixed fork. What drives that decision is how much you think you'll ride over...
09-10-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,327
Posted By mcmoose

Congrats on your purchase. Hope it arrives soon...

Congrats on your purchase. Hope it arrives soon and is a heap of fun!
09-06-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By mcmoose

There's certainly a happy medium. In the Trek...

There's certainly a happy medium. In the Trek line, you might look at the DS series (or Neko if she prefers a woman's bike). I'm sure all the major brands have similar models.

Good hunting!
09-05-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,327
Posted By mcmoose

BTW, there's an Official Trek FX thread in the...

BTW, there's an Official Trek FX thread in the Hybrid Forum if you'd like extensive (endless?) discussion of the merits of the various FX models.
09-05-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,327
Posted By mcmoose

He's very happy with the 7.2. When I test rode...

He's very happy with the 7.2. When I test rode the two bikes, I liked the way the 7.3 shifted better, liked that it was a tad lighter, and preferred the Iso grips on the 7.3. This was comparing '14...
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