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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By Nachoman

I get all my tyres from Merlin Cycles. If they...

I get all my tyres from Merlin Cycles. If they don't have the best prices, they are at least competitive.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By Nachoman

Me too. It took quite a while, the better part of...

Me too. It took quite a while, the better part of a decade, for me to convert all my bikes from X to zeros.
03-11-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,839
Posted By Nachoman

For breakfast I normally consume cereal and milk....

For breakfast I normally consume cereal and milk.
Then on the bike, I'll eat approximately a hundred calories per hour, which would typically be a clif shot or half a clif bar.
Then when the ride...
03-09-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,762
Posted By Nachoman

Big day. Very nice job! Where did you fit in...

Big day. Very nice job!
Where did you fit in the beer and Za? Mid ride or post ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,657
Posted By Nachoman

Having a back up bike for your back up bike,...

Having a back up bike for your back up bike, helps avoid any potential unpleasantness.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By Nachoman

I most recently bought a garmin 530 and was...

I most recently bought a garmin 530 and was experimenting with turn by turn instructions between strava and garmin connect.
Both were very imperfect. At least compared with something like google...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By Nachoman

Five to ten. But I've got a bunch of different...

Five to ten. But I've got a bunch of different bikes with different size tires and a few that are using 700x25c.
But in general I like to have three backups for my main road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,489
Posted By Nachoman

If I see cord, I replace. Or if it's worn enough...

If I see cord, I replace. Or if it's worn enough to cause continued flatting, I replace.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By Nachoman

If only they used their genius for niceness...

If only they used their genius for niceness instead of evil.
(that's an old get smart line).
02-22-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Nachoman

Some appetizers and gourmet beer, at Stone...

Some appetizers and gourmet beer, at Stone Brewery in Liberty Station, is always quite enjoyable.
01-31-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,159
Posted By Nachoman

Lol

Lol
01-25-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,935
Posted By Nachoman

NBC Sports Gold is my one sports splurge every...

NBC Sports Gold is my one sports splurge every year (since i generally don't pay to watch any sports).
I'm also a Phil Liggett, Bob Roll, Christian Vande and Chris Horner fan. Don't judge me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,122
Posted By Nachoman

Ha! I got one for my daughter too. I just wish...

Ha! I got one for my daughter too. I just wish she would ride it more.
Anyway, great bike. I got her the carbon version with tiagra and the only upgrade was cane creek calipers to tiagra or 105 (i...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,106
Posted By Nachoman

My advice is to skip the dog whistle.

My advice is to skip the dog whistle.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,354,451
Posted By Nachoman

I also picked up a few water bottles. 2...

I also picked up a few water bottles.
2 specialized hydroflos w\o any insulation and 1 camelbak podium ice water bottle for those hot summer days when I want to keep water cold and frozen longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,354,451
Posted By Nachoman

I had a couple flats last weekend. So two tubes...

I had a couple flats last weekend. So two tubes for the tandem (700 x 28).
01-22-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Nachoman

Actually for me the most useful and frequently...

Actually for me the most useful and frequently used mileage analysis on garmin connect is:
Connect/ reports/ progress summary / custom dates. Strava doesn't have that. At least not the unpaid...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,088
Posted By Nachoman

Cycling a bit less, because working twice as hard...

Cycling a bit less, because working twice as hard for half as much.
Plus, a bunch of friends in my gang are cycling more. So they're getting faster and fitter, while I'm getting fatter and slower....
01-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Nachoman

Dedicated bike, for me, is far superior. In...

Dedicated bike, for me, is far superior.
In fact, before I had a good dedicated road bike on the trainer, I had a old beater hybrid, which I even found preferable.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,957
Posted By Nachoman

A lot of these scary moments seem to be at high...

A lot of these scary moments seem to be at high speed going downhill. Mine was the opposite.
I was pedaling very slowly up a steep hill, barely going 4 or 5 miles per hour. In fact I was going so...
01-04-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Nachoman

Cygolite Hypershot vs. DiNotte Quad Red

I've always heard and understood that DiNotte has the best and brightest rear light. But does the new the Cygolite Hypershot 350 now claim that title?
For what it's worth, the DiNotte Quad Red is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,121
Posted By Nachoman

It's counter intuitive, but when a speedplay...

It's counter intuitive, but when a speedplay pedal spins easily, that means it is time for service. Then after injecting the grease, the pedal should be harder to spin.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,502
Posted By Nachoman

3,776 miles. which is about the same amount of...

3,776 miles.
which is about the same amount of miles that i do every year.
12-24-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,476
Views: 165,421
Posted By Nachoman

Zero. Alarm went off. Got out of bed. Had a cup...

Zero.
Alarm went off. Got out of bed. Had a cup of coffee. Changed my mind. And went to work instead.
12-24-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,302
Posted By Nachoman

I always wonder the same thing. I've owned many...

I always wonder the same thing. I've owned many iterations of both. 105 is basically flawless. And ultegra is possibly a tad better.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By Nachoman

I love the oakley prizm lens. They make...

I love the oakley prizm lens. They make everything pop. But they're just not dark enough for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,773
Posted By Nachoman

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Bikes are easier to store than pinball machines.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By Nachoman

65 miles two Saturdays in a row, which is good...

65 miles two Saturdays in a row, which is good for me.
I've been in a 35-45 max mileage phase for quite some time.
12-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,191
Posted By Nachoman

Thanks for that. You cleared everything up.

Thanks for that. You cleared everything up.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,138
Posted By Nachoman

I haven't been dogged with saddle sores for...

I haven't been dogged with saddle sores for years. But I used to take a long hot bath at first sign of irritation.
12-07-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 247,939
Posted By Nachoman

This weekend I pedaled 65 miles and blasted Dead...

This weekend I pedaled 65 miles and blasted Dead & Company the entire time.
Dead & Co is the new iteration of the Grateful Dead.
It's not for everyone, but hard core Dead Heads and hard core John...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,354,451
Posted By Nachoman

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Specialized Toupe no longer available. So trying this out.
12-05-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,762
Posted By Nachoman

Point Loma > Leucadia > Fiesta Island > Point...

Point Loma > Leucadia > Fiesta Island > Point Loma, for a total of 65 miles.
Also we had almost a 30 degree temperature swing during this ride.
11-30-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,008
Posted By Nachoman

I've got an older titanium frame. Last time I...

I've got an older titanium frame. Last time I weighed the bike with its prior round of componentry, it came in at about 16.6 lbs.
11-30-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By Nachoman

There's even a bike lane there. You're probably...

There's even a bike lane there.
You're probably right that it was a right hook.
A grossly negligent right hook.
11-27-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,762
Posted By Nachoman

The usual for me. 55 mile round trip up the coast...

The usual for me. 55 mile round trip up the coast from Point Loma to Swami's.
11-27-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,762
Posted By Nachoman

Big day! Nice job!

Big day! Nice job!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,131
Posted By Nachoman

Good move. It would have been wrong not to.

Good move. It would have been wrong not to.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,675
Posted By Nachoman

For years my top speed was in the high 40s, and...

For years my top speed was in the high 40s, and I' would always try and break the 50 mph barrier, but I never could.
Now, I don't like going faster than the low 40s.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,181
Posted By Nachoman

Face mask for me only when stopped and next to...

Face mask for me only when stopped and next to other people.
After 6 weeks of solo riding during the initial 'stay at home order', I'm back to cycling as usual, including pacelining.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,919
Posted By Nachoman

When you figure out the answer to 'how not to get...

When you figure out the answer to 'how not to get dropped on rolling hills', let me know because I have the same problem.
Better yet, bottle it and sell it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,545
Posted By Nachoman

What did Speedplay do that was offensive, for...

What did Speedplay do that was offensive, for those of us not in the know.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,729
Posted By Nachoman

I pedaled with a woman this morning that recently...

I pedaled with a woman this morning that recently drove 2.5 hours to pick up some sort of smart trainer, because the market is apparently so tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,647
Posted By Nachoman

I do it. But I'm no role model.

I do it. But I'm no role model.
11-04-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,762
Posted By Nachoman

Awesome!

Awesome!
11-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,762
Posted By Nachoman

Point Loma to Rancho Santa Fe for a muffin and...

Point Loma to Rancho Santa Fe for a muffin and cappuccino.
60 miles RT.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,142
Posted By Nachoman

I like loud handlebar tape. And I like to change...

I like loud handlebar tape. And I like to change it frequently. About every six months.
So the uglier the better.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,074
Posted By Nachoman

I've got a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket that I only...

I've got a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket that I only fold if I take on vacation, using air travel.
And even the last few vacations I've just avoided the hassle and rented a bike. So I haven't folded...
10-24-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Nachoman

I use one like that too. Maybe even smaller. ...

I use one like that too. Maybe even smaller.
It's just strong enough that normal scissors would not be able to cut the cable, but gardening shears probably could.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,620
Posted By Nachoman

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Titanium or carbon? Both!
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