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09-30-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 83
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Posted By CycleCommuter

I completely agree with all three points and I...

I completely agree with all three points and I ride most of the time as a commuter around the streets, greenways and multi-use trails in NYC and the tri-state area. I believe in bike culture, that it...
09-29-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,329
Posted By unterhausen

I don't care about warnings, but close passes are...

I don't care about warnings, but close passes are no good
09-29-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,329
Posted By Milton Keynes

The worst thing is they won't even wave when they...

The worst thing is they won't even wave when they pass you.
09-29-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,329
Posted By dedhed

First world problems.

First world problems.
09-29-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,329
Posted By ofajen

Iím mostly passing on trails. I always ring the...

Iím mostly passing on trails. I always ring the bell and try to do it a few seconds back and several times and also make an announcement if it seems needed.

I just figure I should because itís
a)...
09-29-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,329
Posted By Reflector Guy

I used to think the same way, but then I realized...

I used to think the same way, but then I realized that being passed "a foot away" was probably more like three feet. It just seems like it's closer. I don't think anyone has ever passed me a foot...
09-29-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,329
Posted By MntnMan62

I always follow your 2 and 3. I don't like to go...

I always follow your 2 and 3. I don't like to go near anyone due to covid so that keeps me far away from the other cyclist when I'm passing them. If they are riding on the shoulder then I will move...
09-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've ridden all winter for many years in the PNW,...

I've ridden all winter for many years in the PNW, usually one long rain ride/week on Sunday. I ride rural roads mostly north and east of Seattle. None of them have bike lanes, many have no shoulder...
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Tomm Willians

Almost did my first century on a whim

Today I went out for what was intended to be a 40 mile ride. I came well prepared with 5hr Energies, Gu, lots of water, Clif bars and fruit. Well into the ride I was feeling so good I decided to...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

benscycles.com I think might have the best prices.

benscycles.com I think might have the best prices.
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

They indeed are heavier, but the half-pound of...

They indeed are heavier, but the half-pound of extra fat on my arse is likely a bigger problem than the bike part that abutts it. (Pun intended.)
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By djb

wow, that's 24-121 gear inches. You could spin...

wow, that's 24-121 gear inches. You could spin that out to 80kph 50mph. I spin out my 112 g.i. Bike to a bit over 70k 45mph.
amazing these 10-50t cassettes aren't they, and the rd 's that can work...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By djb

one of my B17s is narrower than the others, but...

one of my B17s is narrower than the others, but is still very comfortable for me, but I'm a narrow guy. I still think someone can sort of get a rough idea of how a bike will work, especially if you...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

To me, at least, the Sella Anatomica saddle feels...

To me, at least, the Sella Anatomica saddle feels more like a B17 than does the Berthaud, whose shape is quite different. My Sella Anatomica has almost the same width and profile as the Brooks B17; ...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

Great review. I got this one, for the best...

Great review.

I got this one, for the best of both worlds:


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Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By djb

nice looking Ogre, big looking chainring, how...

nice looking Ogre, big looking chainring, how many teeth?

the cutout saddle looks so different having that pronounced hammock shape to it, while its nice to get someones personal take on how two...
09-12-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By kingston

Not a banana-shape. A contoured shape, and the...

Not a banana-shape. A contoured shape, and the tension bolt doesn't do anything about that. It's hard to capture in a photo, but see how the top has those deep indentations and isn't flat anymore?...
09-12-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By kingston

Great review. The Aravis/Aspin is my favorite...

Great review. The Aravis/Aspin is my favorite saddle when new, I like to move around on the saddle, so the flat/hard top works really well for me too. Unfortunately, after 5-6k miles the cover shapes...
09-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Paul Barnard

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type,...

Man, I will never even own a saddle of that type, but I read it and appreciate the effort you put into the write-up. You should cross-post down in touring. You'll find a very interest audience...
08-06-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Drago1010

Absolutely love my H2. Extremely comfortable. ...

Absolutely love my H2. Extremely comfortable. My R2, not so much.
08-06-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By hillyman

Funny how we are all different. I love my R2 ....

Funny how we are all different. I love my R2 . And no creaks in my neck anymore looking for sneaky storm clouds. Just glad many enjoying SA saddles.
08-06-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By frogmorton

I have 4000 miles on my H2. It is the single best...

I have 4000 miles on my H2. It is the single best investment I have made in cycling.
08-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By DrIsotope

On a lark, I swapped out the R2 on my SSCX for my...

On a lark, I swapped out the R2 on my SSCX for my previously-on-sabbatical H2, just to see if there's a noticeable difference in ride quality. The short answer is... absolutely. The R2 gives up...
08-06-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Craptacular8

Berthoud

I've had b-17, currently running several cambium carveds, and started out on a SA X1. I really did like the SA, though it seemed like I was frequently coming into contact with the edges of the frame...
08-06-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By fishboat

I've wondered about the performance of both of...

I've wondered about the performance of both of these saddles. It'll be interesting to hear how it goes with the Gilles. I just ordered my second Brooks Imperial..the first one has been very good to...
08-05-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Gundo

I have 1500 miles on mine and haven't needed to...

I have 1500 miles on mine and haven't needed to turn the adjustment bolt for awhile. Once I got it dialed in it is pretty comfortable.
08-05-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By DrIsotope

My H2 has over 11,000 miles on it, and still has...

My H2 has over 11,000 miles on it, and still has most of the adjustment bolt unused. I don't think they have a definable lifespan.

I fitted an R2 on my most recent build (end of April,) currently...
08-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By wgscott

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am...

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am interested in hearing your comparisons.

The only issue I have had with the Sella Anatomica is that the edge of the leather on mine is a bit sharp,...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,239
Posted By joewein

I rode a second century in June, a group ride...

I rode a second century in June, a group ride with friends, plus some VeloViewer tiling, all in the mountains.
...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,239
Posted By joewein

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/4e1d0c09caa3b7fd4c6642da822...

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After two more centuries in May, I rode 174 km on June 6 for month #94...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,239
Posted By joewein

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/335304a1a046359da9df5303eaa...

https://jwde.jp/imgpub/335304a1a046359da9df5303eaa47049/b3855f8bbfc68f76fd81df46dc69222e/s800.jpg

On the first Sunday in May I rode 169 km for my Century of the Month, which brought me up to 93...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,239
Posted By Bulette

It's good to be up north in July: while home in...

It's good to be up north in July: while home in Texas is seeing temperatures over 100, while staying with family in Iowa, the forecast was a comfortable high of just 83, with a cool wind from the...
07-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,136
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've done several pass climbs in 100į+ heat on...

I've done several pass climbs in 100į+ heat on rides from 8-10 hours, mostly in my 60s. One needs to train in the heat, wear an HRM, know where your water sources will be, wear a Camelbak, and use...
06-21-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,995
Posted By Eddy_G

My wife has a so far undiagnosed neurological...

My wife has a so far undiagnosed neurological condition. She has tremors that are more like “vibrating” than visible shaking, chronic pain in all of her muscles, intermittent weakness, and a loss of...
06-21-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,995
Posted By canklecat

Try Lazarus Naturals. They just reduced their...

Try Lazarus Naturals. They just reduced their prices again. Best CBD I've tried and an increasingly great value.

They also have a discount program. Check the website for details. As a veteran...
06-01-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,034
Posted By bruce19

I have a strange relationship with alcohol. I...

I have a strange relationship with alcohol. I basically didn't drink until I was in my mid-30's. Now 74. Then I got married and fell in with the in-laws who had beer and wine at every dinner. So, I...
05-03-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By Olefeller77

Stands on all mine and the grandson's also.

Stands on all mine and the grandson's also.
05-03-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,897
Posted By Papa Tom

My bikes have kickstands. Full stop.

My bikes have kickstands. Full stop.
Replies: 42
Views: 5,239
Posted By Bulette

March nearly slipped by, what with spring break,...

March nearly slipped by, what with spring break, and an ever-growing concern for the global pandemic. As more and more institutions shuttered, my rides kept getting shorter, but now that the...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,239
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K...

Got my century for March in by doing a 200K brevet in Tennessee last weekend (3/21). It was a brevet of one since everyone else backed out due to COVID-19 concerns. Honestly, I felt safer out in the...
03-16-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Iím here in the east bay I will go for a ride...

Iím here in the east bay I will go for a ride tomorrow. I need to ride to be healthy. I am 68 years old and if someone questioned me then I have thought about things to say. But mostly itís like: OK...
03-14-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,017
Posted By smoore

Most of us in this thread have been "social...

Most of us in this thread have been "social distancing" for years! Always ahead of the curve.

In fact, I'm going to "social distance" at an average of 16MPH in an hour or so, :)
03-14-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,017
Posted By eagletree

I've still never ridden with someone other than...

I've still never ridden with someone other than the person that introduced me to biking, and we only rode about 4 times. After that, I quickly became enamored with riding alone, but I 'spose that's...
02-27-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,168
Posted By delbiker1

Does not happen all that often anymore, but I...

Does not happen all that often anymore, but I always get a kick out of youngsters giving me a WTF look when I pass them. Even a bigger kick when they are trying to drop me, look to the rear, and...
02-26-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,168
Posted By downtube42

On long brevets, many randonneurs will answer the...

On long brevets, many randonneurs will answer the "how far are you riding" question by just describing the distance from the last control to the next control, like "about 60 miles", instead of the...
02-26-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,168
Posted By MinnMan

Hah. On a Saturday this past September I went for...

Hah. On a Saturday this past September I went for my normal morning group ride, got home, changed bikes and clothes, and rode to a nearby park to attend my department's fall picnic. I sat down to...
02-26-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,168
Posted By rydabent

I will be 82 this year. Almost everyone I tell...

I will be 82 this year. Almost everyone I tell that I ride anywhere from 20 to 35 miles every other day are amazed.
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,600
Posted By Miele Man

Do you mean something like this? ...

Do you mean something like this?

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Cheers
02-22-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,034
Posted By big john

Hard core alcoholic here. In the eighties had a...

Hard core alcoholic here. In the eighties had a bleeding ulcer and got so sick I thought I was going to die. Lost a bunch of weight, looked really bad, and realized I had to quit.
Never joined AA,...
02-21-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,034
Posted By drlogik

I quit all alcohol entirely in December 2015 and...

I quit all alcohol entirely in December 2015 and by April 2016 had lost 50 lbs. I sleep better and feel 20 years younger.
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