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Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Metallifan33

So when you say "steeper," do you mean the nose...

So when you say "steeper," do you mean the nose of the saddle points up or down?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Metallifan33

oh ok.. this makes sense.

oh ok.. this makes sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah, that's the problem; I have to bend them too...

Yeah, that's the problem; I have to bend them too much when I'm in the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Metallifan33

Question about flipping the bar

I got fitted/sized for my bike in December. Everything felt comfortable at the time, but now, after about 600 miles on the bike, when I get in the drops, they feel too high to me. Also, when I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26,694
Views: 16,641,874
Posted By Metallifan33

Damn... that's a nice bike.

Damn... that's a nice bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,085
Posted By Metallifan33

Hey fellow Domane rider! I too have the 2020 SL5...

Hey fellow Domane rider! I too have the 2020 SL5 and absolutely love it! I'll have to check and see if you posted a pic of it in the sticky thread. Anyway, I went on the Trek website and ordered the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah, after I bought the bike in December, I...

Yeah, after I bought the bike in December, I slowly figured out to lose the caps on the tubes, reflectors, and have the power train showing when taking pics... all of which made sense... until I read...
03-16-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By Metallifan33

Unless you come in contact with high-risk people...

Unless you come in contact with high-risk people (elderly, sick etc.), I'd be in favor of keeping it open. From personal experience, being able to ride my bike is helping me thru this time and makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By Metallifan33

Interesting. Thanks; I guess I'll keep it then.

Interesting.
Thanks; I guess I'll keep it then.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By Metallifan33

So if I accidentally shifted past the big ring,...

So if I accidentally shifted past the big ring, the chain would fall off? I'm a relative noob and don't keep track of which ring I'm in.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By Metallifan33

What is this and do I need it?

The plastic cover/guard looking thing between my cassette and the spokes.


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Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

It was windy here for yesterday's ride... but 84...

It was windy here for yesterday's ride... but 84 degrees.
... time to find a second water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By Metallifan33

I will throw my 2 cents in here. I was convinced...

I will throw my 2 cents in here. I was convinced to buy the MTB SPD pedals and was happy with them till I realized I wanted a pedal mounted power meter. There aren't any for MTB style shoes/cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Metallifan33

Watching Pro Cycling in the US

Hey All,
Unfortunately I'm sick this week (drop in multiple 4 and 5 year old birthday parties, a wife that's a 1st grade teacher, and me working in the travel business... and being sick for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,304
Posted By Metallifan33

I ended up ordering some sleeves as sunscreen...

I ended up ordering some sleeves as sunscreen doesnít prevent tan lines. I also ordered a long sleeve jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,304
Posted By Metallifan33

yeah. I donít burn, but I have noticed that the...

yeah. I donít burn, but I have noticed that the exposed parts of my skin get really itchy and bothered as well. At first I didnít relate the two, but now I notice that it only happens on the exposed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,304
Posted By Metallifan33

I normally go out between 1 and 3 in the...

I normally go out between 1 and 3 in the afternoon so the weather is perfect. Been doing a 23 mile out and back up Cave Creek and the Sonoran Dr.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,304
Posted By Metallifan33

Long Sleeves for Tan Lines?

So these tan lines are getting ridiculous. On my already dark skin, I now look like I have sleeve tattoos (and this is from only riding 3 times a week, 1.5 hrs a ride)... and let me tell you, I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Metallifan33

I can't say anything about the bike, but I can...

I can't say anything about the bike, but I can say that I own a 2020 Trek with a matte finish and it's a pain to keep clean. Streaks and other oils show up pretty easily and cleaning it is a pain as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Does it not bug you to stop 1/2 a mile before 40? :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Metallifan33

I plan on going for a ride before the game. I...

I plan on going for a ride before the game. I doubt traffic will be any busier than a normal weekday, but we'll see.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,666
Posted By Metallifan33

Pack it up folks; we're done here. There is...

Pack it up folks; we're done here.

There is nothing in that post that isn't hardcore :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,608
Posted By Metallifan33

I just read this new article...

I just read this new article...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Nice man!

Nice man!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

I went to the doctor the other day and realized...

I went to the doctor the other day and realized he was younger than me.
I'm not sure this is safe. Doctors aren't supposed to be younger than you.
I thought I was making a cameo on Scrubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Metallifan33

I have a Shimano 105 R7000 setup. I donít care...

I have a Shimano 105 R7000 setup.
I donít care about weight. Iíll check out the P2M
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Love it.

Love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

I have no idea. I was thinking once I get a PM...

I have no idea. I was thinking once I get a PM Iíd look into it. I did try to increase the cadence today though because my knee would start bothering me around 20 miles on other runs. But on a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

itís actually where acrobats are born.

itís actually where acrobats are born.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Metallifan33

problem with pedals is I have mtb shoes that I...

problem with pedals is I have mtb shoes that I shelled out $300+ for on account of my misshapen feet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Metallifan33

I was just watching Lama’s video on it... Damn...

I was just watching Lama’s video on it...
Damn it, I hate shopping for a PM.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

This is information I could have used before my...

This is information I could have used before my cassette caught on fire!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Did 26 miles today (longest ride for me... barely...

Did 26 miles today (longest ride for me... barely hung in there for the last couple).
I've objectively determined it's not possible for any God fearing human with only one ass to cycle any farther...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

I was just getting ready to go out for a ride and...

I was just getting ready to go out for a ride and saw this... I'm in shock.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

sorry for your loss WhyFi

sorry for your loss WhyFi
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Metallifan33

UGH! Not another power meter thread :mad:

UGH! Not another power meter thread :mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Metallifan33

4iii Dual Sided Power Meter Question

I'm considering purchasing the 4iii Dual Sided Precision Pro Shimano 105 powermeter...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Actually, I've been wondering this as well....

Actually, I've been wondering this as well. Besides a tear, how do you know when to change it? (with the understanding that road conditions, weight, mu factor, all play a part)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Nice work! I'm jealous ;)

Nice work! I'm jealous ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 03:08 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,666
Posted By Metallifan33

What happened here?

What happened here?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,666
Posted By Metallifan33

Longest Ride, Average Ride, Shortest You'll Go Out For

The thread about taking breaks got me wondering:

What's your longest ride (distance)
What's your average ride (distance)
What's the least mileage you'll bother getting kitted up and out for?...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Interesting; I didn't know it does that. You...

Interesting; I didn't know it does that.
You back flying?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Nice work bampilot06 ! It's interesting that...

Nice work bampilot06 !
It's interesting that the calorie count is 1,223 for 40 miles at 126W. I don't have a power meter yet and my Apple Watch says I burnt 923 calories on a 21 mile ride (15 mph)....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,698
Posted By Metallifan33

As a former runner that suffered the entire day...

As a former runner that suffered the entire day after a 10 mile run, this blows my mind.
There was always payback for running. Like I got to do something I liked doing, but I had to pay it back the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,698
Posted By Metallifan33

Thanks all! Although there was quite a bit of...

Thanks all!
Although there was quite a bit of variation as expected, it seems like a break around 1.5 hrs is a pretty reasonable thing to do. It's also good to know that when riding to your limit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,698
Posted By Metallifan33

On long rides, how often do you stop and get up?

The other day, I rode 25 miles (longest Iíve ever ridden). At the end of the 1.5 + hour ride, I was feeling good, however when I pulled up to my driveway and got off the bike, I nearly fell over...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,366
Posted By Metallifan33

I only have one pair of Lake shoes. I can't...

I only have one pair of Lake shoes.
I can't imagine why I'd need more than one pair of cycling shoes.
... but then again, a few months ago, I couldn't imagine why I'd spend $3,000 on a bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

Ah... I'm sore from yesterday's hard ride and am...

Ah... I'm sore from yesterday's hard ride and am sitting down at my computer with a hot cup of coffee and it begins to rain outside. Is there anything better than listening to rain on your rest day? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11,774
Views: 169,074
Posted By Metallifan33

This sounds like a question a boomer would ask. ...

This sounds like a question a boomer would ask.
...but yes. Barely.
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