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10-20-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,617
Posted By Wileyrat

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so..... ...

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so.....

I'll stick with my lighter bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Wileyrat

Frankenbike. It may have Ultegra derailleurs and...

Frankenbike. It may have Ultegra derailleurs and brifters but not a groupset, but that doesn't in itself make it a bad bike.

Advertising it as an Ultegra groupset is another matter.
10-18-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,834
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm reasonably sure my sweat is more toxic to my...

I'm reasonably sure my sweat is more toxic to my riding clothes than they are toxic to me.

However, if this is a serious concern, you can go natural and invest in wool jerseys and shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By Wileyrat

This thread is why I carry Park Super Patches....

This thread is why I carry Park Super Patches. They have never let me down, as long as I scuff the patch spot first.

Slime Scabs..... Meh.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Wileyrat

I ride a 2015 cf Ridley Fenix with Force22 I...

I ride a 2015 cf Ridley Fenix with Force22 I bought from Competitive Cyclist, which happens to be an authorized dealer, and I like it a lot. At purchase I upgraded to Hed Ardennes wheels, and I've...
10-13-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Wileyrat

Fine for riding around the neighborhood. If you...

Fine for riding around the neighborhood. If you take it much on any serious trails, you'll kill it, and when you do you may not come out of it too well either.
10-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By Wileyrat

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the...

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the house, not to be cooler when I work on it, but she was afraid the Tucson heat in the garage would damage the carbon fiber over time.

I still keep it in...
10-06-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,589
Posted By Wileyrat

I used to fish.....A lot. What with my whitewater...

I used to fish.....A lot. What with my whitewater raft and rowing frame, trailer, and all the rods reels, tackle, and associated gear, I can tell you that my cost per mile is a LOT less than my cost...
10-01-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,405
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​​​​Apperently, you didn't read the op's...

​​​​​​Apperently, you didn't read the op's reason for needing buds in the first place, but with the subject at hand, that's not surprising.

To the op, when I used to be on call, I'd carry my...
09-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,726
Posted By Wileyrat

I'll be 62 in a few months, and I'm a 2 or 3...

I'll be 62 in a few months, and I'm a 2 or 3 riding a Ridley Fenix frame with I think 20 mm of spacers 6 degree stem rise.
09-22-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 654
Posted By Wileyrat

Don't tell my wife, she' ll think I'm turning...

Don't tell my wife, she' ll think I'm turning fredly ;), but I'm thinking lights front and rear to be seen when I'm on the road as opposed to the mups around here.
09-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,185
Posted By Wileyrat

If you're not getting enough exercise from...

If you're not getting enough exercise from cycling the only person to blame is you.

Watch the TDF? (It just finished), did you see any corpulent riders in the peloton?
09-22-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 654
Posted By Wileyrat

Sorry dude, I must've come close to killing you...

Sorry dude, I must've come close to killing you through the years.

Fwiw, I don't ride at night.....Ever. One of my co-workers suggested I get lights when I said I don't ride in the dark, and my...
09-20-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Wileyrat

Did you do your birthday ride on it?

Did you do your birthday ride on it?
09-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,373
Posted By Wileyrat

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to...

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to the end.
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,456
Posted By Wileyrat

My guess is yes, and I hope it had a hangover too.

My guess is yes, and I hope it had a hangover too.
09-12-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Wileyrat

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to...

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to video my mountain bike rides. Not to see where I'm riding, but to see the crashes.:foo:

Glad you're ok.



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09-12-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,011
Posted By Wileyrat

I plan to ride my mtn bike tomorrow. Today...

I plan to ride my mtn bike tomorrow.

Today the smoke from the Cali fires made it look cloudy all day, even though the radar shows it to be cloudless today. It's not as bad as it was a couple of...
09-08-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,925
Posted By Wileyrat

I wonder if his rampage was over being asked if...

I wonder if his rampage was over being asked if his name was Fred?
09-02-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Wileyrat

Looks like a nice place to ride.

Looks like a nice place to ride.
08-30-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By Wileyrat

I think it's pretty common to realize your own...

I think it's pretty common to realize your own mortality as you get older.
08-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Wileyrat

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really...

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really collectible.
08-20-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Wileyrat

I think your biggest decision is between an...

I think your biggest decision is between an internal gear hub and a rear derailleur. I suspect at the price range, theyre going to be very similar riding.

All I can add is I've own a Trek and I...
08-16-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,513
Posted By Wileyrat

I just looked up the prices on Prada shoes. You...

I just looked up the prices on Prada shoes. You better buy the bike while you can.
08-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,063
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By Wileyrat

So other than 80's Aldo Nova in the background...

So other than 80's Aldo Nova in the background and the costuming, what does straight up 60's music vids have to do with them being better than a Danny MacAskill video?



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08-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,864
Posted By Wileyrat

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.
08-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Wileyrat

Do as little as possible to make a profit. ...

Do as little as possible to make a profit.

Fwiw, if it were me looking to buy, I'd want it original.
08-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,608
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​What did millions of cyclists do before cell...

​​​What did millions of cyclists do before cell phones were invented? I rode in the pre cell phone days, and we just rode.
08-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,371
Posted By Wileyrat

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I...

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I managed to never end up in a ditch because of wet or muddy wheels and brakes.

You ride in that environment, you learn how to avoid that problem....
08-02-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,608
Posted By Wileyrat

I tell my wife where I'm going and when I should...

I tell my wife where I'm going and when I should be back, whether I have phone service or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,159
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.
07-29-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,657
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't need the best and or lightest, but I do...

I don't need the best and or lightest, but I do want a wheelset that doesn't give me any issues I need to think about. My Hed Ardennes Plus LT's do that very well.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By Wileyrat

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The...

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The local Sprouts has a bigger selection than that.:p

I'll find out in Oct. I'm supposed to go to San Antonio for a wedding.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Wileyrat

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we...

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we had a cat that would disappear for a couple of days occasionally. We had no idea where he went, but he always had soot on him, and he smelled like...
07-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected...

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected to eat every cookie you get. They put them in baggies with the stand sponsors info for a reason.

​​​​​you are right about one thing, I'm not riding...
07-19-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Wileyrat

I rode it once. I ate 5 or 6 cookies, and the...

I rode it once. I ate 5 or 6 cookies, and the rest went into my jersey pocket.
07-19-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Wileyrat

Awesome pics! While we don't have a Tour de...

Awesome pics!

While we don't have a Tour de Doughnut here in Tucson, we do have a Tour de Cookie, and it's a good time.
07-15-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By Wileyrat

Worse. I'm an essential employee so I haven't had...

Worse. I'm an essential employee so I haven't had any down time. Shortly after all this started I got sick ( no covid) got well and then injured my back. I healed up from that, and then injured my...
07-11-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,701
Posted By Wileyrat

I had a dove fly into my front wheel once. The...

I had a dove fly into my front wheel once. The bike and I were fine, but I doubt the dove survived.

I didn't turn around to find out.
07-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,729
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't...

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't meant to be a serious post.
07-11-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,217
Posted By Wileyrat

Why would I know that answer? ​​​​​​I drive...

Why would I know that answer?

​​​​​​I drive a lot at work, and see a number of our brethren cyclists doing some really stupid stuff, but I'm not going to ask you to explain why.
07-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,217
Posted By Wileyrat

h I composed a long post explaining to you the...

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I composed a long post explaining to you the way the MV laws are regarding utility work and traffic restrictions, but it timed out before I had a chance to post it. So, I'm just going to say you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,146
Posted By Wileyrat

I try to be done before it hits 95

I try to be done before it hits 95
07-10-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,902
Posted By Wileyrat

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears...

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears more. In fact, I'm pretty sure if someone built a 24 gear cassette that got me 11/75, I'd probably go for it.

In all honesty at pushing 62, I...
Forum: Foo
07-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Wileyrat

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the...

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the aliens fly past earth, they lock their doors.

I used to drive trucks at night. There was always something entertaining on, as long as you understood...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,486
Posted By Wileyrat

One or two concussions, along with the broken...

One or two concussions, along with the broken helmets. a few days off work for a very sore back, and a few rapid losses in blood pressure from road rash. Fortunately for me, nothing major, and hoping...
07-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,217
Posted By Wileyrat

You do realize that it's nothing more than a...

You do realize that it's nothing more than a phone call for someone like me to have that bike lane closed for a considerable "safe" working distance, don't you? I've been riding long before there...
07-10-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,729
Posted By Wileyrat

Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old...

Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old fashioned way...….In bars.

I guess the dating scene has changed in 35 yrs.
07-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,217
Posted By Wileyrat

I work for a major utility, if our underground...

I work for a major utility, if our underground facilities are in the bike lane, or our equipment cabinets are right next to the bike lane, while I'll feel bad for being there, you're going to go...
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