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07-14-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,199
Posted By scotton

July goal: 400 MTD: 142 (30 gravel) Vertical:...

July goal: 400
MTD: 142 (30 gravel)
Vertical: 5,248 ft
Rides: 4

Slow start to the month due to a back problem that held me back for a week. Had a good ride at the Weatherford Peach Pedal...
06-30-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,602
Posted By scotton

Goal: 500 miles June miles: 573 Rides: 18 ...

Goal: 500 miles
June miles: 573
Rides: 18
Feet climbed: 21,074

Goal achieved!!!
Pretty good month, included the Tour de Italy and the Texas Gravel Championships. Now I'm gearing up for the...
06-30-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By scotton

First race observations

I'm not new to gravel riding per se, but I did my first official gravel race yesterday (meaning timing chips and no lollygagging). I intended to start riding gravel races 6 years ago, but had some...
06-28-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By scotton

Until the next time you move.

Until the next time you move.
06-23-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By scotton

That looks like one of those windshield...

That looks like one of those windshield breaker/self defense things, which would be welcome on some rides. However, at twice the weight and almost three times the cost, I'll stick with the toy pump....
06-23-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By scotton

I've tried the floor pump trick with the Morph,...

I've tried the floor pump trick with the Morph, but the little tab isn't long enough to fit under my road cleat. Plus, I'm 6'4", so bending over that far is more painful than mildly crouching and...
06-22-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,881
Posted By scotton

For the T-shirt thing, a while ago I bought 3...

For the T-shirt thing, a while ago I bought 3 safety yellow tech tees at Wallys for about $8 each, sized one smaller than normal. Then, since I'm not old enough to know a seamstress, I got out the...
06-22-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By scotton

A Tale of Two Pumps

I've been using the Topeak Road Morph G for many years, I actually have 3 of them. I've never had an issue with the pump, but based on the size and weight I thought I would try something different...
06-21-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,602
Posted By scotton

Goal: 500 miles MTD: 438 miles Rides: 13 ...

Goal: 500 miles
MTD: 438 miles
Rides: 13
Feet climbed: 16,657

Lots of gravel lately (60 miles this morning), have a race next Saturday.
06-15-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,149
Posted By scotton

Tires I'm currently running are Vittoria Rubino...

Tires I'm currently running are Vittoria Rubino G+ in 28s. I run them 80 front/90 rear from my former 250 to my current 230 lbs. I've had a couple of pinch flats caused by going too fast over some...
06-15-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,602
Posted By scotton

Goal: 500 miles Miles to date: 329.1 (Including...

Goal: 500 miles
Miles to date: 329.1 (Including some gravel and two big 63 mile group rides)
Rides: 10
Feet climbed: 13,671
06-07-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,602
Posted By scotton

I'm going to change my posting format so I don't...

I'm going to change my posting format so I don't have to do math anymore.

Goal - 500
Rides so far - 3
Miles so far - 92
Feet climbed - 3,407

Good start to the month, had a couple of nice...
06-01-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,896
Posted By scotton

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues) 5/2 - 20.4 (More flat...

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues)
5/2 - 20.4 (More flat issues, figured it out)
5/4 - 23.2
5/5 - 61 (LSC group ride)
5/10 - 20 (Back on the Tarmac with a new fork)
5/11 - 20 (Finally killed my road shoes...
05-26-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,896
Posted By scotton

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues) 5/2 - 20.4 (More flat...

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues)
5/2 - 20.4 (More flat issues, figured it out)
5/4 - 23.2
5/5 - 61 (LSC group ride)
5/10 - 20 (Back on the Tarmac with a new fork)
5/11 - 20 (Finally killed my road shoes...
05-21-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By scotton

Same. Best I've tried. I hope to continue looking...

Same. Best I've tried. I hope to continue looking like a dork for many years to come.
05-21-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,896
Posted By scotton

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues) 5/2 - 20.4 (More flat...

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues)
5/2 - 20.4 (More flat issues, figured it out)
5/4 - 23.2
5/5 - 61 (LSC group ride)
5/10 - 20 (Back on the Tarmac with a new fork)
5/11 - 20 (Finally killed my road shoes...
05-17-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By scotton

I was riding down a little street in town with a...

I was riding down a little street in town with a bunch of old houses (basically shacks) trying to take a short cut two days ago. As I was coming up to the last house on the street, a medium sized tan...
05-17-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,896
Posted By scotton

On my Garmin vivoactive HR watch, it has a...

On my Garmin vivoactive HR watch, it has a setting to broadcast HR during activities. I wonder if the Apple watch has something similar.
05-17-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,896
Posted By scotton

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues) 5/2 - 20.4 (More flat...

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues)
5/2 - 20.4 (More flat issues, figured it out)
5/4 - 23.2
5/5 - 61 (LSC group ride)
5/10 - 20 (Back on the Tarmac with a new fork)
5/11 - 20 (Finally killed my road shoes...
05-05-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,896
Posted By scotton

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues) 5/2 - 20.4 (More flat...

5/1 - 22.4 (Flat issues)
5/2 - 20.4 (More flat issues, figured it out)
5/4 - 23.2
5/5 - 61

MTD - 128
Goal - 500 (Unless work gets busy, which would be great)
05-01-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By scotton

I have a pair of Nashbar Essential XL. Both...

I have a pair of Nashbar Essential XL. Both zippers blew out within 3 months, so I sewed along the fabric part of the zippers. Can't put them on over shoes, but they go over bare feet no problem. For...
05-01-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By scotton

Neck stretch on the bike

I've been having a neck issue for about a month. I don't think its bike related, it seems to come and go regardless of my riding schedule. It feels like pain and tightness between my left shoulder...
05-01-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By scotton

Well, now that we've broken the seal on cows, I...

Well, now that we've broken the seal on cows, I have to say that I have an inability to pass a cow and not moo. Horses get a "Hey horse", goats get a "Goat goat" (I dunno why, they just do) but there...
04-30-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,116
Posted By scotton

4/1 - 36.8 4/3 - 26.4 4/4 - 30.3 4-5 - 14.2...

4/1 - 36.8
4/3 - 26.4
4/4 - 30.3
4-5 - 14.2
4/7 - 28
4/8 - 23.6
Pulled a muscle in my neck/back, so took a week off.
4/15 - 20.16
4/17 - 20.05 (More short rides due to neck)
4/19 - 20.53...
04-30-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,164
Posted By scotton

Good dogs get a "Hey buddy" or "Good boy". Bad...

Good dogs get a "Hey buddy" or "Good boy". Bad dogs get a "NO!! NO!! GetthefrickhomeorIwillkillyouandeverythingyoulove!" followed by a lot of loud cussing in the hopes that the dogs owner will put...
04-23-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,768
Posted By scotton

Thanks for doing the math for me. I think it...

Thanks for doing the math for me. I think it wasn't clear in my post (based on a comment by someone) that the car part of the bridge was $130 million. The two "decorative" hike and bike bridge...
04-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,768
Posted By scotton

The Margaret McDermott bridge(s) that go over the...

The Margaret McDermott bridge(s) that go over the Trinity river to downtown Dallas is a project where they took a regular car bridge (paid for by the state) and added big fancy arched hike and bike...
04-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,052
Posted By scotton

Spare tube Patches No tire lever (don't need...

Spare tube
Patches
No tire lever (don't need it for my tires, have two built into multi-tool)
Fiber spoke
Special magic Mavic spoke wrench
Multi-tool with chain breaker
Spare link
Spare quick...
04-21-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,116
Posted By scotton

4/1 - 36.8 4/3 - 26.4 4/4 - 30.3 4-5 - 14.2...

4/1 - 36.8
4/3 - 26.4
4/4 - 30.3
4-5 - 14.2
4/7 - 28
4/8 - 23.6
Pulled a muscle in my neck/back, so took a week off.
4/15 - 20.16
4/17 - 20.05 (More short rides due to neck)
4/19 - 20.53...
04-08-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,116
Posted By scotton

I had a funny conversation with someone the other...

I had a funny conversation with someone the other day, he said "I dread it when I see the signs that say 'Cyclists have full use of lane', because I know that some guy is going to be taking up the...
04-08-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,116
Posted By scotton

Shooting for 400 this month. 4/1 - 36.8 ...

Shooting for 400 this month.

4/1 - 36.8
4/3 - 26.4
4/4 - 30.3
4-5 - 14.2
4/7 - 28
4/8 - 23.6
MTD - 159
Goal 400
03-30-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,540
Posted By scotton

Slow start this month, pulled a back muscle and...

Slow start this month, pulled a back muscle and couldn't ride for a week of nice weather.

3/2 - 35.3 miles (Trek ride, Jens Voigt adjacent)
3/6 - 31 miles
3/14 - 24.9 (New wheels on gravel bike)...
03-20-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By scotton

I've got about 100 miles on these now, and I have...

I've got about 100 miles on these now, and I have to say that for sub $300 alloy disc wheels, they are great. I'm taking them on some gravel this evening.
03-20-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,540
Posted By scotton

Slow start this month, pulled a back muscle and...

Slow start this month, pulled a back muscle and couldn't ride for a week of nice weather.

3/2 - 35.3 miles (Trek ride, Jens Voigt adjacent)
3/6 - 31 miles
3/14 - 24.9 (New wheels on gravel bike)...
03-14-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By scotton

Good deal on disc wheels

I've been hankering for a new set of disc wheels for my gravel/cross bike. I made my old wheels about 9 years ago with XT hubs and DA28 rims, and they have been fine, but they are pretty heavy and...
02-27-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,997
Posted By scotton

Going for 400 as well. 2/2 - 36.4 Group ride...

Going for 400 as well.

2/2 - 36.4 Group ride (with camels)
2/3 - 64.6 Super bowl ride (No camels)
2/5 - 17.1 (Single speed)
2/8 - 7.7 (Trainer)
2/9 - 14.7 (Trainer)
2/12 - 27.9
2/15 31
2/16...
02-17-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,997
Posted By scotton

Going for 400 as well. 2/2 - 36.4 Group ride...

Going for 400 as well.

2/2 - 36.4 Group ride (with camels)
2/3 - 64.6 Super bowl ride (No camels)
2/5 - 17.1 (Single speed)
2/8 - 7.7 (Trainer)
2/9 - 14.7 (Trainer)
2/12 - 27.9
2/15 31...
02-03-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,914
Posted By scotton

I've had a couple of Brooks B17 and a Selle...

I've had a couple of Brooks B17 and a Selle Anatomica Titanico X. They are all pretty comfortable but they are also creaky and heavy and not 100% water proof. The Anatomica sounds like an old wooden...
02-03-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,997
Posted By scotton

Going for 400 as well. 2/2 - 36.4 Group ride...

Going for 400 as well.

2/2 - 36.4 Group ride (with camels)
2/3 - 64.6 Super bowl ride (No camels)

MTD - 101 miles
02-03-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,327
Posted By scotton

Before changing stems, you can try to shorten the...

Before changing stems, you can try to shorten the reach a bit by angling the bars down a little (rotating the bar end to point more towards the saddle rather than the rear hub) and moving the levers...
01-27-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,860
Posted By scotton

1/4 - 18.1 (Crashed due to a dog encounter and a...

1/4 - 18.1 (Crashed due to a dog encounter and a bad attempt at a cross dismount in road shoes)
1/5 - 61.9 (Bicycles Inc Arlington Monthly Ride)
1/6 - 12.2 "Recovery" ride with a 25 mph head wind....
01-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,860
Posted By scotton

1/4 - 18.1 (Crashed due to a dog encounter and a...

1/4 - 18.1 (Crashed due to a dog encounter and a bad attempt at a cross dismount in road shoes)
1/5 - 61.9 (Bicycles Inc Arlington Monthly Ride)
1/6 - 12.2 "Recovery" ride with a 25 mph head wind....
01-15-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,257
Posted By scotton

"Ryan, dressed in Spandex clothing sporting the...

"Ryan, dressed in Spandex clothing sporting the Dogma brand name, was later taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with minor burns."

That is the most oddly specific piece of info I have seen in a...
01-14-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,232
Posted By scotton

I also have dogtags from Amazon ($15?). One goes...

I also have dogtags from Amazon ($15?). One goes around my neck, the other is on the zipper pull on my seat bag. I included my blood type on the tags as well as medical info. I also have an expired...
01-07-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,860
Posted By scotton

1/4 - 18.1 (Crashed due to a dog encounter and a...

1/4 - 18.1 (Crashed due to a dog encounter and a bad attempt at a cross dismount in road shoes)
1/5 - 61.9 (Bicycles Inc Arlington Monthly Ride)
1/6 - 12.2 "Recovery" ride with a 25 mph head wind....
01-01-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By scotton

I'm thinking it's a 1987 ST400, probably 25",...

I'm thinking it's a 1987 ST400, probably 25", maybe 27".

http://vintagecannondale.com/year/1987/1987.pdf
01-01-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By scotton

Now that I look at it again, I don't think it's a...

Now that I look at it again, I don't think it's a crit. I should have checked the saddle bag to see if there was anything good in there.
01-01-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By scotton

I'm not 100% sure that it's a crit, I was going...

I'm not 100% sure that it's a crit, I was going based on the geometry more than anything. I took a few photos but my phone ate most of them. There is a tribal pattern with blue and white stripes and...
01-01-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By scotton

Found in Mansfield TX - Mid 80s Cannondale Crit

Found at the Mansfield Salvation Army, looks like a bright yellow Cannondale Criterium for $200. Looks big based on head tube, like probably 58-62cm. Original Suntour 6 speed, not Dura-Ace.

I'll...
12-31-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,976
Posted By scotton

I come to a complete stop if I feel that it is...

I come to a complete stop if I feel that it is the safest thing to do at the time. If a car is behind me I will usually roll the stop sign so I don't get rear ended by a distracted driver. If there...
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