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07-21-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,433
Posted By DrIsotope

Realistically, the gap between 16mph average solo...

Realistically, the gap between 16mph average solo and 21mph average in a group isn't as big as you think it is.

Take the bike you have now, and focus on riding faster. Work on body position. ...
07-21-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,433
Posted By bogydave

IMO, Yes Upgrades help ... Faster engineered...

IMO, Yes
Upgrades help ...
Faster engineered bikes are faster, ... +++.... with you knowing you have a faster bike.
(Physical & mental )
&
Lots of Seat time (Age a factor too)
07-21-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,168
Posted By FiftySix

Yep, apparently it's gone the way of semaphore or...

Yep, apparently it's gone the way of semaphore or Morse code, though. :lol:
07-21-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,168
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Bicyclists still using a raised left arm to...

Bicyclists still using a raised left arm to "signal" a right turn, are indicating that they are more interested (or obsessed) with complying with tradition or a cryptic reference in a pamphlet, than...
07-20-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,168
Posted By mstateglfr

Even if they do know a raised 90deg bend left arm...

Even if they do know a raised 90deg bend left arm means turn right- it's an unnecessary signal for cyclists.
Drivers needed to do it because their left arm was the only one available to stick out a...
07-20-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24,449
Views: 2,283,532
Posted By delbiker1

I was going to give it a break today, but, I woke...

I was going to give it a break today, but, I woke up at 3:00am after tossing and turning for most of 4 hours. I drank some coffee had some breakfast, took my old dog out for a short walk and got on...
07-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,168
Posted By JasonD67

I've always just pointed with the arm on that...

I've always just pointed with the arm on that side to which I'm turning. I don't think 98% of drivers or other cyclists have any idea that a raised left arm means a right turn.
07-14-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By trailangel

YAB. I took out a personal loan from my bank to...

YAB. I took out a personal loan from my bank to get 2 of those $700 derailleur wheels.
Then parked and locked my bike..... thieves stole the idler and jockey wheels...... left the bike.
07-13-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,696
Posted By DrIsotope

That's part of conditioning and fit. As your bum...

That's part of conditioning and fit. As your bum starts to get sore, you unconsciously put more weight on your hands, so then those go numb.

I'm a dropbar guy, but in my flatbar days I couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,887
Posted By Lemond1985

Such is the fate of a confirmed "non-climber"...

Such is the fate of a confirmed "non-climber" during group rides. Sounds like the person has lots of torque and sprinting ability, but can't keep up with the group on climbs, so is trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,887
Posted By Badger6

Depends on the group. Know your group. Some are...

Depends on the group. Know your group. Some are fine with this kind of behavior, some are not.
06-13-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,879
Posted By FiftySix

I got a ride in last night and both knees felt...

I got a ride in last night and both knees felt great. Excellent. :)
06-11-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24,449
Views: 2,283,532
Posted By rseeker

Yep, sounds like the heat is still on down there....

Yep, sounds like the heat is still on down there.

I'll have mid-50s overnight, and that's very unusual.. I guess I'm 400 or 500 miles north of you, and low 70s is typical. jppe, MidSouthBiker and...
06-01-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,948
Posted By mstateglfr

Agreed. And I said as much in the subsequent two...

Agreed. And I said as much in the subsequent two sentences from what you quoted.

In the end, mutual respect and interest in cooperation is required. Thst means both people need to want to work to...
06-01-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,948
Posted By mstateglfr

I see this same general line of advice given put...

I see this same general line of advice given put when these type of threads pop up every few months.

I cpuldnt disagree more with your claim thats wife doesn't need a hobby. I wpuld guess that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Horse people ended my walk of shame

I drove my bike to the Chamonix of the NW with a plan to ride a maze of dirt roads to a hiking trail I want to do, and see where it's closed (by snow). Can't find anything online, and it's a...
05-24-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Trakhak

Not a mistake. If I remember rightly, that...

Not a mistake.

If I remember rightly, that dropout design was introduced to ensure that the sprockets would be optimally positioned for the then-new indexing derailleurs. The NDS end was milled to...
05-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By caloso

Exactly. My predicted upper limit using this...

Exactly.

My predicted upper limit using this formula is still 23bpm below my observed LTHR. Which means that if I used that I would likely spend a lot time in the mushy middle: hard enough to...
05-23-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By TimothyH

Even if 220-age was accurate or represented the...

Even if 220-age was accurate or represented the average population, max heart rate is pretty much useless for training anyway.

Zones should be based off lactic threshold heart rate, not max.
...
05-23-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By davester

It is not an average, and it doesn't apply to...

It is not an average, and it doesn't apply to older people. It was based on some very rough observations of groups of younger people. Once the age number gets large it doesn't really work at all....
05-13-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By indyfabz

Unless and until you have spent a considerable...

Unless and until you have spent a considerable amount of time on the rode it's hard to truly predict whether it will be your dream or your nightmare. Things like countless miles in a cold rain,...
05-01-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Lemond1985

I think we all need practice crashing and falling...

I think we all need practice crashing and falling down occasionally, to stay in practice and prove we can still take a fall without getting hurt. Falls cripple a lot elderly people, and I suspect...
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