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07-10-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,655
Posted By u235

I have clippers and the guards. I did my kids...

I have clippers and the guards. I did my kids hair for years, just not mine. I'd trust everyone else more than myself to cut my own hair. I've stopped using video in my work meetings because I look...
07-09-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,655
Posted By u235

It's not one or the other. There is a third group...

It's not one or the other. There is a third group that assume the outcome without a cure/vaccine is inevitable AND also do what they can to protect themselves. I haven't cut my hair since February...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By u235

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no...

I saw an older dude on a beach cruiser with no underwear and loose shorts, I saw way too much and I can't unsee that. Wouldn't surprise me if someone called the police. It was on the W&OD in the DC...
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By u235

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while...

I quit chamois and padded bike shorts a while ago. Moisture build up from reduced airflow down there caused more problems than it solved. I roll centuries and multiday 80+ miles in regular athletic...
07-07-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,655
Posted By u235

​​​​​ My opinion and thoughts doesn't promote...

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My opinion and thoughts doesn't promote or slow the threat or spread or it's impact. I think until there is a cure and drug for this, it will just keep going on and on. Some believe if they...
07-06-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By u235

Agree and I've used a combination of both. I'm...

Agree and I've used a combination of both. I'm still a fan of "Fast Orange" shop hand cleaner though. They had gallon jugs with a pump at Amazon for like $4 a few years ago. I have enough to last my...
07-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 3,655
Posted By u235

A person's specific feeling towards it doesn't...

A person's specific feeling towards it doesn't change the outcome. Until there is a vaccine, every person on earth will get this virus and so will people not even born yet eventually. It is just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By u235

If you are that fresh with bikes, get something...

If you are that fresh with bikes, get something cheap and go from there. I highly doubt you'd get lucky and find the perfect expensive bike first time out. If you and your body and muscle memory is...
07-05-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By u235

Might be an actual normal use but.... Wiping down...

Might be an actual normal use but.... Wiping down under and around before putting shorts on. On long days a little refresher mid day does wonders. It thins out any other creams and baums so you may...
07-01-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,738
Posted By u235

I ordered some bike gloves from a random seller....

I ordered some bike gloves from a random seller. They were only $8 so expectations were not high. The gloves ended up not being very good. The quality of the glove itself was decent but they were too...
06-30-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,738
Posted By u235

Did you take your pills today?

Did you take your pills today?
06-30-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By u235

Hang them, maybe one upside down. You can screw...

Hang them, maybe one upside down. You can screw in a 2x4 up high across any two or more studs and put hooks into the bottom of it. Let the tire not in the hook rest against the wall. I doubt that is...
06-30-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,738
Posted By u235

Funny and getting off topic but I bought my...

Funny and getting off topic but I bought my Ritchey handlebar direct from Ritchey for $10 less then everywhere else at the time. Shipping took forever though. I usually compare places like Planet...
06-30-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,738
Posted By u235

I've bought "compatible" non branded products...

I've bought "compatible" non branded products from prime sellers and it turned out to be crappy quality and some that met all of my expectations. I've had some great knockoff $12/pair brake rotors...
06-29-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By u235

My only tubed tires left are the previously...

My only tubed tires left are the previously mentioned Speedride 42. I am hugging 200 and I ride 35/40 front and 45/50 rear. Never had an issue so far and those tires are relatively thin (although...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,182
Posted By u235

To be fair, you can do that now with most phones...

To be fair, you can do that now with most phones anyway without an SD card (minus anything personal you had on an SD card you exclude). Samsung, Google, and Apple can bring down your settings, apps,...
06-26-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By u235

I am a fan of tubeless all around but that being...

I am a fan of tubeless all around but that being said, you do not have to specifically go tubeless to get comfort. I've used some of my tires both ways and the difference was minor and if I was doing...
06-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By u235

I have the regular green marathons and the ride...

I have the regular green marathons and the ride resembles a frozen garden hose compared to others in the same size range :)
Comfort does not really change at all over a wide range of pressures...
06-26-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By u235

Crappy paint aside... That's a pretty big jump to...

Crappy paint aside... That's a pretty big jump to classify a paint chip as frame damage...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,182
Posted By u235

I'm still rocking my Sony MDR-V6 with a far too...

I'm still rocking my Sony MDR-V6 with a far too long coiled cord plugged into my cell phones.. Outside the house if I am in a car pool, train, or plane seat, they are on my head. I've got the cord...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By u235

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go...

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go through two large bottles of water in 30 minutes and eat more on hot humid days. Often times there are places to refill but other times not. I carry a...
06-25-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By u235

I've had some chains last 600 miles. I average...

I've had some chains last 600 miles. I average about 2000 give or take with a KMC X10SL silver or titanium coated. I swap between 3 cassettes and do not bother to keep track of each run time. I am...
06-23-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By u235

That's old info, April was proven to be better....

That's old info, April was proven to be better. See misinformation is everywhere. I believe this is the 6th time I said I'd never post another comment in a lube thread. :bang:

In all seriousness...
06-23-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By u235

Yes. there are literally thousands of threads...

Yes. there are literally thousands of threads with 500 different suggestions. You can read these for months and still not have that perfect answer.
A google search...
06-21-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,171
Posted By u235

Same with crimping AND having the right tool for...

Same with crimping AND having the right tool for the exact thing you are crimping together. Not having the right equipment and skill is ripe for eventual failure there too. In either situation, I...
Forum: Touring
06-20-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By u235

I've used these for several trips in the muck and...

I've used these for several trips in the muck and rain. No leaks yet. Either in my pannier or bungy directly to my rack. Even when not wet I use one for my dirty clothes. I always have ziplock bags...
06-20-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,921
Posted By u235

I've wore various mechanics gloves. Had no...

I've wore various mechanics gloves. Had no issues with them. I only use them when it is either cold or I am doing something new on my XC and want full coverage. All other times it's run of the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-20-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,882
Posted By u235

If you stay with the direction of travel, there...

If you stay with the direction of travel, there is a shoulder on the left side in that intermediate area, That's what I use....
06-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By u235

It happened in Detroit in the 80's. I think an...

It happened in Detroit in the 80's. I think an officer by the name Axel Foley was involved.

I have a few hundred reasonably strong zip ties. For longer drives in the rack I use a few of those to...
06-19-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By u235

Nothing clears a MUP faster than a little rain....

Nothing clears a MUP faster than a little rain. Not sure where people go so quick but they seem to instamtly vanish and usually don't come back for a while. I ride right on through and enjoy the the...
06-19-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,863
Posted By u235

My take... Those things don't make you faster,...

My take... Those things don't make you faster, they allow you to go quicker. To those taking score, there is a competitive advantage in any efficiency. Those not taking score there is far less an...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By u235

My only tours so far are trips on the C&O/Gap. I...

My only tours so far are trips on the C&O/Gap. I never change anything at least two rides prior. I broke my own rule last year and I swapped my stem the night before and I did it with my bag mount...
06-18-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,863
Posted By u235

Last year my mathematical average ride went up...

Last year my mathematical average ride went up from 27 to 40 miles including my MTB rides. As time went on I was doing frequent 85+ miles rides. I could ride further and further but my climbing...
06-17-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,863
Posted By u235

Are they solo or in a group? Group riding is...

Are they solo or in a group?

Group riding is always faster for the same effort and usually adds motivation.

What's that quote? "Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will". For...
06-17-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By u235

Gravel means different things to different...

Gravel means different things to different people. You will never be traction limited with a slick tire on gravel. Slick tread is perfect on gravel and good on dry hard. A good road/gravel tire is a...
06-17-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By u235

That is on my short list too. I've been using the...

That is on my short list too. I've been using the Speedride for years and it is cheap and a great tire for mix and takes a lot of abuse but its not TL. The only thing keeping from pulling the trigger...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By u235

I have one but stopped using it. I drink a HUGE...

I have one but stopped using it. I drink a HUGE amount of water on long hot humid days and need something other than two cages between refill spots. I just went to carrying the equivalent amount or...
06-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,074
Posted By u235

I think this thread sucks, convince me otherwise.

I think this thread sucks, convince me otherwise.
06-16-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,074
Posted By u235

I didn't read through the entire thread... I...

I didn't read through the entire thread... I thought Strava stopped with external sensor support because they couldn't figure out how to make it stable which made their app unreliable and people...
06-16-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By u235

Hutchinson Overide 35 or 37. My 37 comes in at...

Hutchinson Overide 35 or 37. My 37 comes in at just over 38ish on 23 rims. Great on road and packed gravel wet or dry but a banana peel when there is wet dirt involved or wet potholes/damaged gravel...
06-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By u235

Others may have mentioned. I mainly use Strava...

Others may have mentioned. I mainly use Strava and after every ride gets uploaded by your device, you can select the "bike" you used for that ride. I also use veloviewer, ridewithgps and mapmyride...
06-15-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By u235

I've done mixed terrain centuries on 45 Riddler's...

I've done mixed terrain centuries on 45 Riddler's (40 miles asphalt, rest various gravel). Wasn't great on the asphalt but great on the gravel. Done the same route with 37 Hutchinson Overide and 42...
06-15-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By u235

Depends on you.. On my gravel/road bike I swap...

Depends on you.. On my gravel/road bike I swap around a 50/34 and a 46/30 and a 32, 34, and 36 rear cassette depending on need (I don't swap cranks often but the option is there). My hybrid is a 3x8...
06-14-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,076
Posted By u235

I ride with no hands, the handlebar is for...

I ride with no hands, the handlebar is for holding my GPS
06-13-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,171
Posted By u235

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you...

I don't know the specifics but sounds like you have wires you are attaching together with various methods and they are not reliable. Solder and heat shrink is the answer. Adhesive lined heat shrink...
06-13-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By u235

Like mentioned, the bike computer doesn't care....

Like mentioned, the bike computer doesn't care. That's why you don't see that as an option. It could be in your pocket and you can jog with it or drive down the road with it in your car (MTB people...
06-12-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By u235

LOL, I can ride 100 miles @ 90F with an average...

LOL, I can ride 100 miles @ 90F with an average HR in the 140-150 range (80-85% theoretical max for my age) but I couldn't run 2 miles if I had to in any temperature at any HR. I might actually...
06-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By u235

On an all purpose adventure/road/gravel bike, it...

On an all purpose adventure/road/gravel bike, it comes down to flexibility with tires and sizes. I think they define the bike more than anything else assuming you have the right size bike and your...
06-09-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433
Posted By u235

Totally unrelated... That handlebar water...

Totally unrelated... That handlebar water holder? Any negatives? Any comparison to the type that mount to the seat rails? I have two in the frame, need more.
06-08-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By u235

My go to saddle was $30. I do not use padded bike...

My go to saddle was $30. I do not use padded bike shorts so my seat has a little squish to it, nothing crazy but it is there. I had a professional fitting and a butt test and the suggested seat I...
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