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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Symox

I sprayed carburetor cleaner in there and it...

I sprayed carburetor cleaner in there and it fixed it right up
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By BoraxKid

This is obvious Campy fanboy nonsense from a...

This is obvious Campy fanboy nonsense from a retrogrouch. As OP has already shown, it is entirely possible to clean a Shimano 10-speed shifter that had some debris inside it. Worst case scenario, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By RiceAWay

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of...

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of problems. The ratchet mechanism in a 10 speed or more has teeth so fine that dust can clog it. If you ride it often normally the shifting keeps it fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,018
Posted By Bob Ross

You're new around here, aren't you?...

You're new around here, aren't you? https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html
06-08-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,570
Posted By woodcraft

No. More likely ghost shifting. What gears doe...

No. More likely ghost shifting. What gears doe it happen in? Check hanger alignment.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By rubiksoval

Group rides have been going on here for the last...

Group rides have been going on here for the last month.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By datlas

I noticed a lot more group riders this weekend. ...

I noticed a lot more group riders this weekend. I am still riding solo, but itís understandable that patience is wearing thin.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By Nachoman

After two months of hard core compliance, I'm...

After two months of hard core compliance, I'm back to group rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By 79pmooney

I've spent years studying and observing fluid...

I've spent years studying and observing fluid flow (air is a fluid, just not in liquid form) as a competitive sailor, studying naval architecture and fluid dynamics, bike racer and the past 40 years,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By Kabuki12

After almost 50 years of cycling , I can honestly...

After almost 50 years of cycling , I can honestly say my group rides have been very few and far between. I ride alone and at this time the multi use paths are not on my riding plan. I use a ten meter...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By FlashBazbo

Our county bike group never suspended group...

Our county bike group never suspended group rides. In our county there have been zero hospitalizations, zero deaths, and single digit cases. The only local impact of COVID19 were widespread...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By burnthesheep

Our greater Raleigh area race team is following...

Our greater Raleigh area race team is following the USAC guidelines. If no racing, no team group rides.

I don't care to suck somebody else's spittle at this point. I love Umstead, but with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By Sy Reene

Some of the popular cycling roads in this area...

Some of the popular cycling roads in this area already look that way on nice weather days, even though the riders doing this don't know each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A group ride is kind of like being 6' (or...

A group ride is kind of like being 6' (or whatever your spacing is) from a rider where both are still, but are probably breathing heavily, and you are downwind in a 20-some mph wind. There are a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By datlas

I agree that this is not an ideal solution. No...

I agree that this is not an ideal solution. No solution is perfect. That said....

Another potential solution is to send people out in groups of 2 or 3, like a TTT. That could be a compromise. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By caloso

Maybe this is a matter of semantics, but I would...

Maybe this is a matter of semantics, but I would not consider riding 60' behind someone as being a group ride at all. To me that would be going out on a solo ride on a road that others just happen to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By caloso

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this...

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this discussion. We put out a statement that we are following USAC and local health guidelines and will not be participating in group rides until it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By popeye

The moral of the story is if they are not family...

The moral of the story is if they are not family don't draft.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,459
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’m not going to be doing group rides anytime...

I’m not going to be doing group rides anytime soon. In the draft you are literally in the aerosolized slipstream of the heavy breathing rider in front of you. Doing this for a two hour ride has the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,440
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Riding longer doesn't mean I'm not an idiot. :) ...

Riding longer doesn't mean I'm not an idiot. :)

You can definitely sprint faster in clipless pedals. But 98% of a typical ride isn't a sprint, and there's no difference there.

When you stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,440
Posted By ultrarider7

One of the big reasons I have delayed getting...

One of the big reasons I have delayed getting into the clipless family. At this age, I would prefer not to fall any more than absolutely necessary! I know people worry about toe clips, but that's...
05-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,523
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Rule #1...

Rule #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : Do not engage.
Rule #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) : Always obey Rule #1...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,300
Posted By WhyFi

I can't say that I recall ever meeting an...

I can't say that I recall ever meeting an arrogant roadie in real life - everyone that I'm met and talked to has been pretty chill. Then again, I don't see a lack of acknowledgement as a sign...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,590
Posted By grizzly59

I had to beat this into my head- Any issues...

I had to beat this into my head- Any issues downshifting when going uphill, unclip immediately.
04-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 27,207
Posted By Unca_Sam

My safety mantra is "don't feed the...

My safety mantra is "don't feed the trolls".
04-12-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode across the U.S. from Newport,...

My wife and I rode across the U.S. from Newport, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts; riding the the 3700 miles in 74 conecutive days. That was an average of 50 miles per day. I was in my early 60s, and...
01-19-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By 55murray

Yes, routine for me. I drive about 1500 miles and...

Yes, routine for me. I drive about 1500 miles and ride about 3500. I only have a 3.5 mile commute I do exclusively by bike, plus summer long road rides. I've had my 94 Plymouth acclaim for 21 years...
01-19-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By John_V

7,709 miles driven in 2019, 8,005 miles on the...

7,709 miles driven in 2019, 8,005 miles on the bike. Last year was not a good year for cycling miles as I normally ride 10,000 or more miles a year.
01-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Welshboy

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver...

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver averaging 24,000 miles a year. Now I'm semi-retired, I probably did an absolute maximum of 2,000 miles in 2019 comfortably below my cycling mileage of...
01-17-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Riveting

In 2016 I put 4x as many miles on the bike than I...

In 2016 I put 4x as many miles on the bike than I did on the car (8,500 vs 2,000), I worked 10 miles from home, and commuted by bike almost every day, 5 days a week, except not in the rain or falling...
01-17-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By winston63

Yes, I ride considerably more than I drive, but...

Yes, I ride considerably more than I drive, but I've deliberately replaced most of my driving with bike trips. I cycled around 6500 km in 2019, I probably drove no more than a few hundred km.
01-17-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By bikecrate

I'm lucky that I work close by so my mileage is...

I'm lucky that I work close by so my mileage is low on my car. I just cracked 100,000 miles on my 17 year old Honda this past year. My bike riding has varied. I'm probably in the 4,800 - 5,200...
01-17-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By wipekitty

I think I just barely made it in 2019. I...

I think I just barely made it in 2019.

I generally only drive if I need to go somewhere far. 2019 had two trips to see family (600 miles, 900 miles). There was also a move to a new city (1200...
01-16-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Ogsarg

I live 57 miles from work so no. My daily commute...

I live 57 miles from work so no. My daily commute in the car is about what I do on the bike all week give or take a few.

Something to look forward to in a few years when I'm retired.
01-16-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By DrIsotope

I've averaged 10k miles a year on the bike for...

I've averaged 10k miles a year on the bike for the past five years, and my 15yo car has... 90k miles on it, so yeah. I ride at least double the miles that I drive.

But I've been driving for 30...
01-16-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Probably every year since 2002. From 2002-2012 I...

Probably every year since 2002. From 2002-2012 I commuted to work by bike for approx. 5000 miles a year, plus just riding around on the weekends, and almost never drove my car to work or in town. I...
01-16-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By DaveSSS

I'm retired, so most of my driving is to a store...

I'm retired, so most of my driving is to a store or restaurant. I may drive as little as 1500 miles a year and I cycled 3800. I used to ride 5000 per year, but then my knees wore out. I'm pedaling...
01-16-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By Moishe

Yep, I did. I talked about it here: ...

Yep, I did. I talked about it here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1189985-limit-your-carbon-buttprint.html

But some professor from Trump University spoiled the discussion. Hope you...
01-16-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By San Rensho

Been there, done that. When my office was one...

Been there, done that. When my office was one mile from home, and I was riding about three to five thousand miles a year, I easily put more miles on my bike in my car. Now unfortunately, since I'm...
01-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By UniChris

Speaking literally, 0 is not greater than 0. ...

Speaking literally, 0 is not greater than 0.

Speaking meaningfully, yes, I pedaled more! Even when counting riding in other people's cars. Around a thousand under my own power, probably just over...
01-16-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By indyfabz

Not this year, but I am sure I have done it in...

Not this year, but I am sure I have done it in the recent past as well as in the not so recent past. I started riding "seriously" as an adult in 1986. Neither I nor my mom owned a car between 1983...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,896
Posted By canklecat

GPS sampling and interpolation error. Very...

GPS sampling and interpolation error. Very common.

And apps can vary significantly in interpolation. When I've run Strava, Wahoo Fitness, Cyclemeter and others, all showed differences. Not enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,896
Posted By Steve B.

Some devices measure differently. Some folks...

Some devices measure differently. Some folks have a Cateye, others a Garmin, a Wahoo, some folks have AutoPause set to below 6mph, others to When Stopped, some folks using speed sensors, etc.....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,896
Posted By burnthesheep

Also, if a group takes a few hills and Joe gets...

Also, if a group takes a few hills and Joe gets to the top first and Jeff arrived 30 seconds later several hills per ride.....it adds up.

On our hammer ride recently I got about 21.5, a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,896
Posted By delbiker1

It is likely they are not all calibrated...

It is likely they are not all calibrated precisely.
10-23-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,069
Posted By OBoile

I also don't agree with her militant...

I also don't agree with her militant approach/viewpoint. The idea that trans women should be allowed to compete as women *without any restrictions* goes too far IMO. It's a selfish viewpoint for her...
10-22-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,069
Posted By hubcyclist

I've been following along since last year (and I...

I've been following along since last year (and I know she used to post here on the racing forum). As the parent of a gender nonconforming child I have an appreciation for how folks may feel, but I...
10-22-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,069
Posted By MinnMan

IMHO this thread belongs in P&R. In particular...

IMHO this thread belongs in P&R. In particular because the link is from a highly partisan source (Breitbart). There are plenty of news stories on this situation from more neutral sources such as...
10-21-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,069
Posted By bbbean

I'm all for people being happy, and I accept the...

I'm all for people being happy, and I accept the idea that gender is a complicated issue. I have no problem with someone who says they're transgender, and I'll call them what they want. No phobias...
09-12-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,730
Posted By OBoile

So, assuming someone wants to learn, how many...

So, assuming someone wants to learn, how many rides do you think it takes for them to be able to ride decently? Not perfectly, not expertly, but good enough that you don't resent the fact that they...
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