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09-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 987
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: 579
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: 231
Views: 9,102
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: 579
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: 475
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: 6,090
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: 1,210
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: 605
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: 4,711
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: 4,697
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: 554
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: 766
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: 694
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: 637
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: 1,430
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: 2,924
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: 1,822
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: 2,691
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: 268
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: 7,098
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: 137
Views: 6,341
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: 7,098
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: 2,035
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: 2,533
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: 1,335
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: 694
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: 383
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: 383
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: 383
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: 1,315
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: 2,640
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: 3,513
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: 3,144
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: 3,144
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: 4,990
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: 1,803
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: 1,668
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: 3,355
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: 3,144
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: 3,513
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: 3,144
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...
07-06-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By Wileyrat

For the small price difference, I'm not bothering...

For the small price difference, I'm not bothering with knockoff cleats.
07-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,713
Posted By Wileyrat

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase...

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase Caveat Emptor.
07-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By Wileyrat

that's a pretty generalized statement. While...

that's a pretty generalized statement. While carbon may be stiffer, I've found it to be a much better material at dampening road buzz, which may be op's wife's real problem.
07-05-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By Wileyrat

There was a guy here a while back that had a sad...

There was a guy here a while back that had a sad story about an original, much less a knock off.
07-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,408
Posted By Wileyrat

Beautiful frame.

Beautiful frame.
07-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By Wileyrat

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social...

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social distancing.;)
07-03-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,723
Posted By Wileyrat

A 25 mile ride on my roadie is usually an after...

A 25 mile ride on my roadie is usually an after work ride, and I'll eat a banana and drink a Kroger sugar free energy drink before hand, but I won't worry much about anything during the ride.
07-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,623
Posted By Wileyrat

Have you made any changes to the bike lately? ...

Have you made any changes to the bike lately?

A while back I adjusted my brake levers in a bit and my wrists started hurting on longer rides. My wife asked me if I'd made any changes to the bike,...
07-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By Wileyrat

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2...

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2 E-Gel packs, and a couple of powdered Kroger energy drinks.

I always have a bag of Skittles with me for a safety net.
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