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Forum: Touring
12-09-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,277
Posted By DXchulo

Looks like a solid outline to me!

Looks like a solid outline to me!
Forum: Touring
12-05-17, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,277
Posted By DXchulo

Death Valley is great that time of year, but it's...

Death Valley is great that time of year, but it's a little bit out of the way and there's no good public transportation to/from the park. I've gone from Death Valley to Tonopah to Pahrump to Las...
11-19-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By DXchulo

Here's more info from when I did the Oatman...

Here's more info from when I did the Oatman route: Century Per Week: Week 21 (http://centuryperweek.blogspot.com/2016/05/week-21.html)
11-19-17, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By DXchulo

Not from there, but have visited. ...

Not from there, but have visited.

https://www.pjammcycling.com/arizona---hualapai-mt.-rd.html

Loved that climb and it was better than expected.

You can also head out towards Oatman. From...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,810
Posted By DXchulo

So it's $15/month now? Not really my thing (I...

So it's $15/month now? Not really my thing (I can easily ride outside year-round here), but it seems like a fair price to me.

People seem to love it. I doubt they'll lose many riders.
11-07-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,354
Posted By DXchulo

You could rig up a GoPro Session on your helmet....

You could rig up a GoPro Session on your helmet. Still noticeable, but not as much.

I've had some minor annoying issues with mine, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it unless you find a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,754
Posted By DXchulo

Can't help you with the width aspect, but... ...

Can't help you with the width aspect, but...

I use Shimano XC70s and they are definitely stiff enough. They are essentially road shoes with a tiny bit of tread on them. I use road shoes every once...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By DXchulo

I've done some 100+ mile rides with 0 segments....

I've done some 100+ mile rides with 0 segments. Those are some of the best.

There are tons of good roads out there, and many of them are in the least expected areas. You'll learn that for sure if...
10-29-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By DXchulo

I'd list on Craigslist first. It can be a huge...

I'd list on Craigslist first. It can be a huge PITA, but it's free, you don't have to ship, and they don't take a cut. It's pretty easy to weed out scammers and people who aren't serious. It does...
10-29-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,106
Posted By DXchulo

I used one for a while. As mentioned, it's a real...

I used one for a while. As mentioned, it's a real pain to get it installed just right. Mine always wanted to point too low. I'd duct tape the hell out of it and that worked OK temporarily. After...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,667
Posted By DXchulo

No such thing where I live. It gets above 100...

No such thing where I live. It gets above 100 sometimes, but not by much and not for long. I'm sure I'd reach my limit in PHX, or possibly somewhere humid.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,368
Posted By DXchulo

Denali is well worth $30, IMO. I got lucky and...

Denali is well worth $30, IMO. I got lucky and rode it on a clear day. Probably would have paid $60 for that.

Death Valley is the best park for riding and it's not even on the list.

Some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,667
Posted By DXchulo

Late afternoon for me. I like riding during the...

Late afternoon for me. I like riding during the warmest part of the day. The downside is that there is often more wind.

My body just seems to prefer that time of day, for whatever reason. I also...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By DXchulo

I'm working on my application as we speak. I...

I'm working on my application as we speak. I wonder how many will apply. If I don't make it I might do the Trans Am.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,382
Posted By DXchulo

I saw that on CN today. Going to be interesting...

I saw that on CN today. Going to be interesting to see what kind of gear combos they'll be running. I wonder how the riders and mechanics will like it.

Also, check out this 1x13:
...
09-21-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,333
Posted By DXchulo

I agree with your overall premise. Cycling isn't...

I agree with your overall premise. Cycling isn't as dangerous as people make it out to be. I just think that 1 in 3 number had to have come out of somebody's ass.


Like you said, we really want...
09-21-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,333
Posted By DXchulo

1 in 3 seems very, very high. How do they define...

1 in 3 seems very, very high. How do they define "ride a bike"? Once a year?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By DXchulo

It's funny how specific your strength can get. I...

It's funny how specific your strength can get. I stopped riding my MTB for about 2 months and was only riding road (more than 1,000 miles per month). After that first ride back on the MTB I was sore...
09-19-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,443
Posted By DXchulo

Not to me. From cheapo stuff to the nicest Dahons...

Not to me. From cheapo stuff to the nicest Dahons and Bromptons, they all look kind of silly to me. It's hard to get past the small wheels. The ones with big wheels are clunky looking and lose most...
09-19-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,443
Posted By DXchulo

I vote for a folding bike. I think they're super...

I vote for a folding bike. I think they're super ugly, but they do intrigue me. It's one of those things that I'd like to have if someone gave me one for free, but I'm more interested in spending my...
09-19-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,104
Posted By DXchulo

Me too. Worthless without pics.

Me too. Worthless without pics.
09-19-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,326
Posted By DXchulo

Not trying to be a dick, but dismounting and...

Not trying to be a dick, but dismounting and walking is a bad idea in road shoes, as far as I'm concerned. I'm willing to bet you're more likely to fall when walking than if you ride across at a slow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By DXchulo

First, just because you aren't feeling symptoms...

First, just because you aren't feeling symptoms may not necessarily mean you're out of the woods. You know all those crappy, bumpy roads out there? Who's to say those won't be an issue for you? What...
Replies: 160
Views: 27,886
Posted By DXchulo

Q&A: Mileage world record holder Amanda Coker |...

Q&A: Mileage world record holder Amanda Coker | VeloNews.com (http://www.velonews.com/2017/09/from-the-mag/qa-mileage-world-record-holder-amanda-coker_448158)


Was hoping for something a little...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By DXchulo

I thought he was referring to this video: ...

I thought he was referring to this video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvIjTcvCAbg
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By DXchulo

There are tons of different battery packs out...

There are tons of different battery packs out there. I have one of these:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By DXchulo

I wouldn't necessarily call it shifting under...

I wouldn't necessarily call it shifting under load. If you push a little harder at a higher cadence for about 2 seconds, you can let up a little before you shift for a nice, smooth shift. Once the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By DXchulo

https://www.airshotbike.com/products/airshot-1-15l...

https://www.airshotbike.com/products/airshot-1-15l-tubeless-inflator


They say that holds 1.15 L of air and from the video it looks like it takes less than 5 seconds to let all the air out. You...
09-08-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By DXchulo

Garmin Vector just became more attractive:...

Garmin Vector just became more attractive: https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/09/08/eb17-garmin-vector-3-power-meter-pedals-get-smaller-better-new-battery-pack-gps-computers/


Cheaper than before and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,460
Posted By DXchulo

I like them better than stop signs. Those are...

I like them better than stop signs. Those are never fun when you arrive at the same time as someone else. They also make left turns safer.

However, you do have to expect that people are going to...
Forum: Touring
08-25-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By DXchulo

I've done portions of that route. I've ridden...

I've done portions of that route. I've ridden Reno to Susanville a few times and Reno to Termo once. There's shoulder all the way between Reno and Susanville. It's a nice ride, despite how much...
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 11:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,149
Posted By DXchulo

You're arguing against yourself here. State maps...

You're arguing against yourself here. State maps can be good, but they're often difficult to find, not so user-friendly, etc. The ones that have traffic data and shoulder width are worth their weight...
Forum: Touring
08-19-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By DXchulo

Strava lets you do it. It's a pain how...

Strava lets you do it.

It's a pain how Google Maps do that. There are some seasonal roads that it won't let you use when they're closed. You can try to drag the route all you want, but it just...
08-18-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,832
Posted By DXchulo

I'm in the minority, but I'm fine with it. One...

I'm in the minority, but I'm fine with it. One less thing for drivers to whine about. Maybe we could educate some salmon in the process. Probably not.


Unfortunately, I do feel like the money...
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,149
Posted By DXchulo

I've done it on the app, I'm pretty sure. It's in...

I've done it on the app, I'm pretty sure. It's in the same place where you avoid tolls and/or ferries.
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By DXchulo

It's better to build your own route if you can....

It's better to build your own route if you can. Only you know what you want to see, how many miles you want to ride in a day, how much traffic you are willing to tolerate, what time of year you're...
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,149
Posted By DXchulo

I've ridden across the US 2 times, both with my...

I've ridden across the US 2 times, both with my own routes. Planning a route isn't easy, but the payoff is well worth it.


Google Maps should be your main resource. Ignore the bike feature. Use...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,716
Posted By DXchulo

I've never had to do that. I always wear out the...

I've never had to do that. I always wear out the tire before anything dries out. When I take it off there's some dried goo between the rim and the bead, but that's what you want. It comes off easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,901
Posted By DXchulo

My arms aren't very hairy or I would do it. The...

My arms aren't very hairy or I would do it. The ease of applying sunscreen would make it worth it on its own. That's the main reason I shave my legs.


I don't even go full razor on my legs. I...
08-17-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,742
Posted By DXchulo

Interesting. About $200. Food is relatively cheap...

Interesting. About $200. Food is relatively cheap in TX, is it not?


I wonder how many of those people just use that $200 vs. adding in some of their own money.
08-17-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,742
Posted By DXchulo

I'm not exactly rolling in dough. It seems...

I'm not exactly rolling in dough. It seems backwards to eat on what's "left over," since our main 2 needs in life are food/water and shelter. I always budget those first and go from there.


I...
08-16-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,742
Posted By DXchulo

$250/month for one person is surprising to me. I...

$250/month for one person is surprising to me. I budget $200 per month and I always thought that was pretty low. I'm somewhat frugal and I almost never eat out. I would have guessed at least $300 per...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By DXchulo

No air compressor needed. I've never used one. ...

No air compressor needed. I've never used one.

You can run with or without tubes. Your choice. Most people use tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By DXchulo

I have the 6800 wheels and love them. Haven't had...

I have the 6800 wheels and love them. Haven't had to true them once. I'm not a heavy guy, but I ride big mileage.

Go tubeless and you'll really love them.
Forum: Touring
08-10-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,332
Posted By DXchulo

I ran tubeless on my ride from El Paso to Canada....

I ran tubeless on my ride from El Paso to Canada. I would definitely do it again. I never had to stop to fix a flat. It was a beautiful thing.

I was carrying the same stuff I carried on my last...
Forum: Touring
08-10-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,332
Posted By DXchulo

If you seat the bead first and add sealant later,...

If you seat the bead first and add sealant later, this isn't an issue.

Your valve stems need removable cores, which don't always come standard on tubeless wheels. I'll never understand that logic.
Forum: Touring
08-10-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,332
Posted By DXchulo

Not sure where you heard that or what the context...

Not sure where you heard that or what the context was (on a specific tire/rim combo?), but it's wrong as a general statement.

I've been riding tubeless on the road bike for over a year now and I...
Replies: 35
Views: 7,999
Posted By DXchulo

I started this year. I got them for my 9-day ride...

I started this year. I got them for my 9-day ride from El Paso to Canada. Ever since I got them I've been wishing I had tried them earlier.

When I did my ride from CA to GA, my biggest complaint...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,118
Posted By DXchulo

I wouldn't call cutting the steerer tube a...

I wouldn't call cutting the steerer tube a modification. It's something every bike owner should do once a proper fit is dialed in. Too much steerer tube above the stem looks dorky, and if there's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,131
Posted By DXchulo

Looks more fun on the MTB. Better to have those...

Looks more fun on the MTB. Better to have those low gears just in case, even if you don't use them. As mentioned, I'd be more worried about the descent. I'd like the wider MTB tires for that.

My...
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