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12-05-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,414
Posted By _ForceD_

I thought for sure that the MPH sign mission...

I thought for sure that the MPH sign mission would be won by a military person stationed overseas. On many US military installations overseas, the posted speed limit in MPH will be a conversion from...
12-02-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,414
Posted By _ForceD_

The 'bike on snow" is a good mission, but IMO...

The 'bike on snow" is a good mission, but IMO somewhat unfair. People in southern latitudes (or northern latitudes if you live south of the equator) don't really have access to snow. I think the...
12-01-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,414
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm having the worst luck with this game. I've...

I'm having the worst luck with this game. I've been following it closely since the OP. I've wanted to submit mission pics. But every time I've tried something isn't right. Things like: there isn't a...
11-24-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By _ForceD_

Is there a shoe/boot repair cobbler in your area?...

Is there a shoe/boot repair cobbler in your area? If Shoo-goo didn't work I'd check with them.

Dan
11-24-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,414
Posted By _ForceD_

Apparently in the industry, a water tank of this...

Apparently in the industry, a water tank of this nature is sometimes referred to as a "water silo." As I said, the above pic is from a website. But if the OP will approve it, I can prove I was there...
11-24-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By _ForceD_

So I take it that inserting the spacer on the...

So I take it that inserting the spacer on the drive side didn't reduce the clearance between the non-drive side crank and BB shell, or between the non-drive crank and the non-drive side chainstay?...
11-24-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,414
Posted By _ForceD_

Is there some point at which the OP, or most...

Is there some point at which the OP, or most recent mission assigner reassigns the mission? It's be more than 24 hours with no silo submissions. On yesterday's ride I was all set to get a pic of a...
11-21-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur. I ride through the winters here in...

I concur. I ride through the winters here in southern New England. Granted, it's not quite as cold as you get there in Minnesota...but I do think that aclimating through the beginning of each...
11-17-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,414
Posted By _ForceD_

Can we get a ruling from the OP regarding the...

Can we get a ruling from the OP regarding the game. So far people who post the pics don't seem to be including the next assignment. And/or they're waiting on others to post their pics of the...
11-15-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,920
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes when I first open my eyes in the...

Sometimes when I first open my eyes in the morning...before moving too much...I'll check it. It's been in the hight 30s frequently. But usually in the 40s. Just regular resting is high 40s.
...
11-14-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,414
Posted By _ForceD_

So what's the next mission? I think when you post...

So what's the next mission? I think when you post your picture you're supposed to also say what the new mission is.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By _ForceD_

I concur with BobbyG and wipekitty above....

I concur with BobbyG and wipekitty above. Especially during the winter months...I will occassionally go for nighttime rides (there are times I'll set out at 10:30-11:00pm). Not as long as my daytime...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By _ForceD_

Check the things that MinnMan pointed out. Also,...

Check the things that MinnMan pointed out. Also, you can adjust the axle placement in the dropout. It could be that the axle is in there crooked. But it should be all the way into the dropout on both...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By _ForceD_

How tightly are you grasping your handlebars? On...

How tightly are you grasping your handlebars? On the road bike, unless you're on bad, uneven surfaces, you don't need to use "GI Joe kung fu grip." But if you're riding for an hour, grasping the bars...
11-10-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By _ForceD_

The OP says "When I lift the bike off the ground...

The OP says "When I lift the bike off the ground by the seat, the pedals will go forward."...so presumably the rear wheel is spinning (forward). So why wouldn't the same happend when the wheel is on...
11-08-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By _ForceD_

Spoke -- Because of similar issues to what you...

Spoke -- Because of similar issues to what you have, I had been considering a non-traditional cleat position too. When I read your OP, and after I made my previous post above I began looking into it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By _ForceD_

Good info there. Just read his "Power to the...

Good info there. Just read his "Power to the Pedal" article. Thanks.

Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By _ForceD_

Non-traditional cleat placement

Looking for some opinions about non-traditional cleat placement. Here's why -- I'm now 58 and I've been road cycling, and using clipless since the 1980s. But, because of lower back surgery in my mid...
11-05-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By _ForceD_

Is this for on or off-road riding? Just wondering...

Is this for on or off-road riding? Just wondering why you can't use your clipless shoes/pedals in the winter? I'm strictly a road cyclist, and I use my clipless setup all winter long. If your issue...
11-05-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,364
Posted By _ForceD_

I don't use adhesive tape (especially electrical...

I don't use adhesive tape (especially electrical tape) to secure the bar tape. In an unconventional method, I start at the top and wrap down. When I get to the end of the bars...I tuck the excess...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 336,080
Posted By _ForceD_

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Hilly Hundred 2019. Dan
11-02-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By _ForceD_

What specific kind of tips are you looking for?...

What specific kind of tips are you looking for? Tips on how to handle the cold? Tips on how to dress for the cold in a commute? Tips on what equipment/components/tire to have on the bike?

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
10-31-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By _ForceD_

Do you mean winter riding on paved roads? Not...

Do you mean winter riding on paved roads? Not sure that a gravel bike will offer you much over a road bike on the pavement in the winter.

Dan
Forum: Triathlon
10-31-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By _ForceD_

I'm not an expert on which (bike) equipment to...

I'm not an expert on which (bike) equipment to use in a race, and I've never used a disc in a race. But I have used my deep rims, on an aero bike (Specialized Venge)...and I will say that in a cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,222
Posted By _ForceD_

I use the free version of Strava. There really...

I use the free version of Strava. There really isn't much that the Summit version offers that I care for. But, I'm sure those services can be useful to riders who care about the things the paid...
10-31-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By _ForceD_

You sure this isn't a gang of punks on stolen...

You sure this isn't a gang of punks on stolen JUMP bikes?

Dan
10-29-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By _ForceD_

Was the clear coat going on? I didn't see...

Was the clear coat going on? I didn't see anything change color, and the TREK didn't get painted over.

Dan
10-28-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 977
Posted By _ForceD_

Those thing have existed for year for triathlons....

Those thing have existed for year for triathlons. But those are intended for use with running shoes...not sure they'd accomodate a winter boot. In the above construction...why not use heavy-duty...
10-27-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,161
Posted By _ForceD_

I think you’re talking about the wrong one. There...

I think you’re talking about the wrong one. There is a ghost bike near the beach as you enter Newport. (There are actually three in the community). But the one for this guy is out on Ocean Dr where...
10-25-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,161
Posted By _ForceD_

This happened in my community back in 2014. ...

This happened in my community back in 2014.
Bicyclist was killed.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/patch.com/rhode-island/newport/amp/23837402/in-memory-and-honor-of-art-weekley

Dan
10-24-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By _ForceD_

I tried that for a while a few years ago. Didn't...

I tried that for a while a few years ago. Didn't really offer much relief in my case. What does work for me is actually putting a spacer between the 3rd/4th toe (phalanges) instead of on the ball of...
10-23-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By _ForceD_

I don't think you need "special pedals." You just...

I don't think you need "special pedals." You just need to modify the equipment you have. You could drill holes in the sole of the shoe exactly where you want to position the cleat. Then, remove the...
10-23-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By _ForceD_

Yes, it can be done. I've built a few wheels that...

Yes, it can be done. I've built a few wheels that way. Essentially just using extra stuff I had laying around to make "a wheel" that could be used. And I did use the wheels quite a bit without any...
10-18-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By _ForceD_

I nearly ran over a wooly last week that was...

I nearly ran over a wooly last week that was entirely black. We're Fncked!

I wonder if the color used for the prediction map above is just coincidently similarly to the wooly worm???

Dan
10-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By _ForceD_

In your current configuration (pictured)...by not...

In your current configuration (pictured)...by not using that mounting bolt I think you may in danger of the claw slipping/pivoting back-and-forth on the axle without the second securing point. Seems...
10-18-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By _ForceD_

Sometimes the culprit can be a problem with the...

Sometimes the culprit can be a problem with the valve seat. It can deteriorate, and not be completely airtight, or it can get a bit of gunk stuck to it and cause it to not seat properly.

SB's...
10-17-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By _ForceD_

Windproop and waterproof insulated mittens....

Windproop and waterproof insulated mittens. That's what I use and I'm very satisfied.

Dan
10-15-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By _ForceD_

Won't come off as in "the nut spins but doesn't...

Won't come off as in "the nut spins but doesn't catch the threads (which are striped)" or "can't even get the nut to spin"?

If it's the former, and you have at least a bit of play in it...and...
10-14-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By _ForceD_

As a veteran of many triathlons over several...

As a veteran of many triathlons over several decades, most of which are in salt water, I never hesitate to ride in the same shorts that I swim in. Actually, I fabricate my own tri suits using a...
10-13-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By _ForceD_

I have no intention of using this med, or any...

I have no intention of using this med, or any steroids, beyond what is prescribed by the doctor. But I'm halfway through this six-day perscription and all these other ailements are feeling so much...
10-13-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By _ForceD_

It sounds like you used a replacement derailleur...

It sounds like you used a replacement derailleur that mounts over the axle instead of a frame-mounted derailleur? If that's the case, that mount over the axle is taking up the space that is causing...
10-13-19, 09:40 AM
10-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By _ForceD_

I understand that the mods like to ride too. But...

I understand that the mods like to ride too. But since new users don't get to post for ## posts...it doesn't need to be monitored 24/7. Just have those posts compile until the mods can get to them.
...
10-13-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By _ForceD_

Venting about medical treatment

I just want to vent about medical practices for a minute.
I'm going on 59 years old, I have all these medical issues that many of you have. One of my knees has been in discomfort for a few years due...
10-13-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By _ForceD_

Question about the forum rule that prevents new members from posting pictures

I've wanted to ask this question for some time...

Can one of the moderators, or anyone, explain the purpose of the rule that prevents new forum members from posting pictures? I mean I guess it has...
10-04-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,744
Posted By _ForceD_

One thing to remember when putting on socks, and...

One thing to remember when putting on socks, and gloves/mittens to some extent. Don't put on so many layers of socks trying to prevent your toes from getting cold that it makes your shoes tight. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,974
Posted By _ForceD_

I wouldn't think that anything we say here would...

I wouldn't think that anything we say here would be enough to make you want to hop back on the bike and go ride a century. But...ya never know. I would suggest that you try to change up the usual...
10-02-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,433
Posted By _ForceD_

For me, as strictly a road cyclist, the wind...

For me, as strictly a road cyclist, the wind strength, and direction, is really more a matter of the direction in which I start my ride. whether it's and out-and-back course, or a loop/circuit, I...
10-01-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By _ForceD_

This is a resurrected thread from mid-2018. But,...

This is a resurrected thread from mid-2018. But, becasue of the OP's subject/title, I can't believe it never got a Marathon Man reference. What is wrong with you people?

Dan
10-01-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By _ForceD_

The PRP suggested above could very possibly aide...

The PRP suggested above could very possibly aide is scar healing. But I'm not so sure that it would remove the hyperpigmentation if it is caused dy asphalt chunks, or dried blood. I had PRP for a...
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