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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By Wileyrat

Ouch. My first impression is it's probably fine,...

Ouch. My first impression is it's probably fine, but I would have it checked out. That area tends to be built up pretty stout.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,111
Posted By Wileyrat

Wheels now, tires later.

Wheels now, tires later.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,379
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't lust after any bike right now, thankfully...

I don't lust after any bike right now, thankfully I really like my Ridley, but If there were more money available than what we could spend, I'd have to buy a Speedwagen.
11-29-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Wileyrat

My Ridley stays in our garage in Tucson where it...

My Ridley stays in our garage in Tucson where it probably sees 120+ in the summer.

No problems in almost 5 yrs.
11-29-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,852
Posted By Wileyrat

Well, I was planning to buy some E-gel packets on...

Well, I was planning to buy some E-gel packets on line since the LBS stopped carrying them, but I was inexplicably attracted to a good deal on some JBL blutooth earbuds instead.

I'm a bit picky...
11-26-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 907
Posted By Wileyrat

I've bought three bikes online, all from...

I've bought three bikes online, all from reputable places....Competitive Cyclist, Amain Cycles, and Bikes Direct, and no complaints about any of them.

The trick is to have a good idea of what you...
11-25-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks! Been riding it quite a bit. I'm...

Thanks!
Been riding it quite a bit. I'm noticeably faster on the new bike than my old Bikes Direct Motobecane 26" hardtail on the same trails.:)
11-25-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,852
Posted By Wileyrat

Since my LBS stopped carrying them, I'll be...

Since my LBS stopped carrying them, I'll be buying some Cranksports E-Gel packs on sale from Cranksports.
11-23-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Wileyrat

I use Ride with GPS, and it does everything...

I use Ride with GPS, and it does everything you're looking for.
11-23-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,745
Posted By Wileyrat

I like the saddles on all of my bikes, including...

I like the saddles on all of my bikes, including the stock saddle on my new Marin mtn bike. I chose 9/10 on the poll for my road saddle only because my brain tells me it's bored with riding after 60+...
11-18-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,377
Posted By Wileyrat

I'll be 61 in a couple of months, and I just...

I'll be 61 in a couple of months, and I just don't think about things like "when will I be too old".

I suppose I'll just know someday.
11-17-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By Wileyrat

Everyone likes different things in shorts. I have...

Everyone likes different things in shorts. I have a pair of Sugoi Classic's that are anything but my favorite shorts, and are limited to shorter rides.

I tried them and now know.
11-14-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,427
Posted By Wileyrat

I think not wiping out what we just wrote while...

I think not wiping out what we just wrote while finishing our sentence writing on a whiteboard is a far bigger issue than how we shift.

Another thing to think about is we lefties can keep our...
11-14-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,426
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm 60, and spend time on my mtn bike, but I...

I'm 60, and spend time on my mtn bike, but I don't consider myself old.
11-14-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,427
Posted By Wileyrat

This lefty doesn't have an issue, nor do I...

This lefty doesn't have an issue, nor do I suspect anyone does. From downtube shifters, to brifters, and thumb shifters, we all have been shifting like righties for a verrry long time.

Now if...
11-10-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,306
Posted By Wileyrat

I'll add this, less than half an inch more...

I'll add this, less than half an inch more seatpost caused me hip pain and probably a 1mph average. I lowered my seatpost back, pain went away, and the speed went back up.
11-10-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Wileyrat

A number of years ago here in Tucson, we had a...

A number of years ago here in Tucson, we had a few days that got into the high teen's.

Two people died from hypothermia.......In their front yards.

The natives here don't do cold well at all....
11-05-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,634
Posted By Wileyrat

Yes. And Paul said so, so it must be true.

Yes. And Paul said so, so it must be true.
11-04-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By Wileyrat

I just put a cheap pair of Rockbros flats on my...

I just put a cheap pair of Rockbros flats on my new Marin, and I wish I would've gone this way a while ago.
11-04-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Wileyrat

They say never underestimate an old man on a...

They say never underestimate an old man on a mountain bike.😁
11-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,634
Posted By Wileyrat

Tucson. If you ride, you should know where...

Tucson.

If you ride, you should know where that is.
11-03-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,444
Posted By Wileyrat

I've run into a couple of spots like that. Maybe...

I've run into a couple of spots like that. Maybe not quite as narrow, but they aren't trees either, they're Suguro cacti instead.
10-30-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Wileyrat

Dang, I should've said almost 61. Must be...

Dang, I should've said almost 61. Must be oldtimers setting in already.

And, thanks, I still have a lot of trail miles in me.
10-29-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Wileyrat

Another nice vid! i just bought a 19 Marin...

Another nice vid!

i just bought a 19 Marin Nail Trail hardtail on a smokin deal. At 61, I'm riding the local trails faster than ever.

I'm not going out without a fight.
10-25-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,813
Posted By Wileyrat

If you need to ask, yes.....Slam that stem! ...

If you need to ask, yes.....Slam that stem!




Says the guy that rides 25mm of spacers. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By Wileyrat

Will you ride it? If yes, keep it. It sounds...

Will you ride it? If yes, keep it.

It sounds like a fun bike to me.
10-17-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,590
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow.....That sounded rough, heal up soon! ...

Wow.....That sounded rough, heal up soon!

Definitely put my scraped knee falling off my mtn bike last weekend into perspective.
10-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,370
Posted By Wileyrat

I throw mine away. Edit....I should...

I throw mine away.


Edit....I should clarify that statement. I toss them when they've done their job, and are no longer safe to use.
10-12-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Wileyrat

I bought a new bike from Amain a couple of weeks...

I bought a new bike from Amain a couple of weeks ago. I was impressed by the customer rep I dealt with, and it was probably the fastest shipping I've seen other than Amazon Prime (ordered on Thurs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,186
Posted By Wileyrat

Just bought a new mtn bike a couple of weeks ago....

Just bought a new mtn bike a couple of weeks ago. It's had two shakeout rides now, and after the second ride it became dork disc free.

Whomever set it up at the factory did a good job of adjusting...
10-07-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,543
Posted By Wileyrat

80 to 85, downhill, with at least a breeze to my...

80 to 85, downhill, with at least a breeze to my back

My fastest times on a known route seem to be when it's in the low 80's.
10-06-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Wileyrat

Done. Honestly, I'm not much for fitness...

Done.

Honestly, I'm not much for fitness apps. I use Ride with Gps to track the basics, and I use a walking/hiking app to track those basics. Other than that, I know how I'm doing in the gym, and...
10-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
Posted By Wileyrat

Light winds, generally my CF Ridley. If I'm...

Light winds, generally my CF Ridley. If I'm feeling nostalgic, it's the ole Team Fuji.

Moderate winds, generally my mtn bike, unless the winds are out of the East. Mt Lemmon blocks East winds if I...
10-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Wileyrat

I hate to say this, but if you're looking at just...

I hate to say this, but if you're looking at just spending a few hundred bucks, stand over the frame and if the top bar doesn't touch, the frame will probably fit close enough that it can be dialed...
10-05-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Wileyrat

Yeah, the decision has been made. I've been...

Yeah, the decision has been made. I've been looking at new trails to ride tomorrow.
10-05-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm sharing the OP's dilemma here. Tomorrow the...

I'm sharing the OP's dilemma here. Tomorrow the weather will be perfect for a trip on the road, but I just bought a new mtn bike last weekend. I just finished getting the new bike's fit dialed in,...
10-05-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,511
Posted By Wileyrat

I just like to ride, and fortunately, cycling...

I just like to ride, and fortunately, cycling happens to be a very healthy activity, unless you fall off the bike.
10-01-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By Wileyrat

I have an old Trek 850 in the same color. That...

I have an old Trek 850 in the same color. That bike served me well riding trails in the Northwest back in the 90's, but not so well in the Az desert. It's been replaced by bikes more suited to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,186
Posted By Wileyrat

I haven't had a roadie with one in 47 yrs, and...

I haven't had a roadie with one in 47 yrs, and I've never had a problem.

My wife and daughter do consider me a bit OCD with my bike maintenance though....YMMV
09-29-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Wileyrat

Might want to ask in the electric bike forum.

Might want to ask in the electric bike forum.
09-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By Wileyrat

New bike day yesterday

I went and bought myself a new hardtail mtn bike. I got a 19 Marin Nail Trail 6 from AMain for close to half off by the time the rep applied an extra discount.

The brown truck brought it last...
09-27-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,987
Posted By Wileyrat

Move to Southern Arizona. Our real riding season...

Move to Southern Arizona. Our real riding season is just beginning.
09-23-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,060
Posted By Wileyrat

A couple of Camelback Podium Chills (left on my...

A couple of Camelback Podium Chills (left on my back bumper after rides). My wallet and phone on one bad day after shredding a back tire. A couple of months ago I ran over my computer when it fell...
09-23-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,729
Posted By Wileyrat

I've never noticed Cervelo's per se being type...

I've never noticed Cervelo's per se being type cast, but I've seen a number of posters here type cast any bike more expensive than theirs as an extravagant waste of money.

Fwiw, I'm already...
09-22-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Wileyrat

Congrats on the new ride, and good luck not...

Congrats on the new ride, and good luck not checking out new bikes and stuff.
09-22-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Wileyrat

I have a 90 Trek 850 taking up space that I've...

I have a 90 Trek 850 taking up space that I've been threatening to do the same thing to.
09-19-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By Wileyrat

I think we're finally done with 100+ degree days...

I think we're finally done with 100+ degree days in Tucson. I'm guessing another couple of weeks and I'll be able to handle the temps enough to ride after work.
09-16-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,427
Posted By Wileyrat

Bullfrog spf50 stick. A see a lot of those...

Bullfrog spf50 stick.

A see a lot of those helmet brims here in Tucson.
09-14-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,774
Posted By Wileyrat

When I get bored with road riding I switch up to...

When I get bored with road riding I switch up to my mtn bike for a ride or two.
09-11-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By Wileyrat

During riding season in Tucson I try for 3 rides...

During riding season in Tucson I try for 3 rides a week, for a total of between 75-100 miles. An afterwork ride for me is typically 25 miles on the road or a 10ish mile mtn bike ride. Weekends I go...
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