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10-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,191
Posted By shelbyfv

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may...

Asking someone to abandon whatever it is they may be doing to help you when you could have easily been prepared to handle the situation yourself? Entitled and ethically challenged.
10-24-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By Maelochs

Breaking off the valve stem core doesn't get old?...

Breaking off the valve stem core doesn't get old? :D

I have a variety of pumps. With lock-on pumps I do what you do---either hold some neighboring spokes, or I lean the wheel on my leg and push...
10-21-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By Amber1988

I use the Uniche Tech HP Pump with gauge. It...

I use the Uniche Tech HP Pump with gauge. It looks nice.

Amazon Link (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AUHOY2C?ref=myi_title_dp)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,112
Posted By Hypno Toad

How cold is too cold? IDK I'm still trying to...

How cold is too cold? IDK I'm still trying to find out .. this was Jan 30, 2019 in Minneapolis - Temps reported for my morning training ride was -28F (this is AIR TEMP - I don't pay attention to wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,112
Posted By deacon mark

Don't ride in ice. I took spill on it turning on...

Don't ride in ice. I took spill on it turning on some black ice cost me 3 stainless steel screws in my left hip. Thank goodness it was not displaced and went back at running in 16 weeks but no ice...
10-21-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 529,532
Posted By ultrarider7

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6-8 inches of snow on October 20th. Suffice to say this is the earliest I...
10-20-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By ooga-booga

good news...a short, 28-spot. bad news...palomar...

good news...a short, 28-spot. bad news...palomar mountain south grade. much ouch. hasn't gotten easier...even with a 3 lbs lighter bike
vs last effort up that hill. doesn't help that there's now 15...
10-20-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,818
Posted By indyfabz

I’ve earned my permanent man card. ...

I’ve earned my permanent man card.


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10-20-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,818
Posted By rollagain

Here's your ride, preventec47 . Don't stop with...

Here's your ride, preventec47 . Don't stop with the bone-stock version, though; load it up with the thicker tubes, tire sealant, tire liners, chromed-steel fenders, rear baskets, large front basket,...
10-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By TakingMyTime

Today: first ride since July 6th

First ride in a little over 3 months. Only about 5 miles but it was so nice to be back out again. My injuries took a bit longer to heal (old age) than I would have liked, but it looks like I can...
10-19-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By bruce19

Glad you are relatively OK. No self-blame needed....

Glad you are relatively OK. No self-blame needed. It's just one more learning experience.
10-19-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By Drk

Got my butt back on the bike today. Rode on...

Got my butt back on the bike today.

Rode on the Santa Ana River trail east end for 21 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't...

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't confuse your personal impressions with evidence.

Here (https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-keep-your-body-fueled-for-long-distance-riding/) is...
10-19-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By stuff shredman

Nice! What time were you on the climb? I rode it...

Nice! What time were you on the climb? I rode it yesterday as well. I started the climb around 10:15. Great day for a ride

My ride:

Distance: 53.70m
Moving Time: 3:54:30
Climb: 6,745 ft
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By datlas

No thanks. The tunnel vision symptom suggests...

No thanks. The tunnel vision symptom suggests possibly hypotension (drop in BP to the brain) but the history is more consistent with hypoglycemia.

The OP should see a doctor in person just to be...
10-19-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By 2seven0

Wife & I were in Cathedral City for the weekend. ...

Wife & I were in Cathedral City for the weekend. Hit the road at 0 dark thirty to beat the heat. Fri wound our way south thru R M, Palm Desert & La Quinta down to Lake Cahuilla for a rest stop then...
10-18-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,800
Posted By Skulking

Medical science doesn't yet know what causes...

Medical science doesn't yet know what causes Graves disease, but knowing people around here, I bet we'll have this all sorted in the next 20 posts or so.
10-18-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By burritos

Went up Mulholland today. The satellite dishes...

Went up Mulholland today. The satellite dishes were kinda cool. From an enjoyment experience, not much different than the other climbs, though it was fantastic nonetheless. Harder than Encinal which...
10-16-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By calamarichris

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles,...

From Carlsbad to Torrey Pines and back. 35 miles, which is the longest ride I've managed since June.
Either I had undiagnosed Covid back in Late Feb, or I'm just too goddam fat to take a full breath...
10-15-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 974
Posted By Lemond1985

The premise of the thread reminds me of an old TV...

The premise of the thread reminds me of an old TV series about a guy given a terminal diagnosis, "I guess I'll have to squeeze thirty years of living, into one or two ..." (if the show isn't...
10-15-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,751
Posted By ofajen

I run 42/16 which is 71 gear inches on 700x32 and...

I run 42/16 which is 71 gear inches on 700x32 and 68 gear inches on 26x2.0. I manage roughly that amount of hill work on my hilly rides and it is fairly strenuous. I could see running a 40/16 (67...
10-15-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,751
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is editorial and pejorative. Training on a...

This is editorial and pejorative. Training on a fixed gear bike has longstanding traditions and real reasons. It has to do with adaptations of your muscles to working outside the normal narrow...
10-15-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,751
Posted By Phil_gretz

46 x 17T fixed. It's a compromise. The more...

46 x 17T fixed. It's a compromise. The more variation, the more frequently the gear will feel "not right'. This isn't really so, of course. It's just that steeper inclines and declines will...
10-14-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,785
Posted By Phil_gretz

I wear jerseys that I enjoy, chosen mostly in...

I wear jerseys that I enjoy, chosen mostly in tribute the great cyclists of my childhood. So, Peugeot/BP, Mercier/Hutchinson, La Vie Claire, Molteni, and of course, Cinzano. The colors are what they...
10-12-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,536
Posted By Jeff Neese

Seven years is the standard for straight-line...

Seven years is the standard for straight-line depreciation of a bicycle, but it can be between 1 and 10 years, depending on circumstances and how you classify that asset.
10-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,569
Posted By RISKDR1

Laid back larry

I have been cycling for 40 years. I love the exhilarating nature of covering ground fast under my own power. I would say though that without the wonderful social aspects of cycling with my club and...
10-11-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By hsuBM

I think winter clothing + old bike with fenders...

I think winter clothing + old bike with fenders costs about the same as a trainer but is roughly 23x10^7 times as fun.

my math is a bit rough, though. If I’m off, please show me the equation so I...
10-10-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By ooga-booga

temecula has a buncha places to hit, regardless...

temecula has a buncha places to hit, regardless of roadie, gravel or mtb. even if you only have just one type of bike, you'll find plenty to do.
i suspect you would end up purchasing a gravel or mtb...
10-10-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,397
Posted By Rhondito

If you plan on riding on any roads, a front and...

If you plan on riding on any roads, a front and rear light.
10-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By subgrade

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway...

My worst crash was 2 years ago on a railway overpass; it's an old one, built in 1800s, with a cobbled carriageway, no bike lanes, so I usually take the paved sidewalk. It was early morning, the...
10-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By DangerousDanR

Year, 1982: Riding the bike path from Newport...

Year, 1982: Riding the bike path from Newport Beach CA up to Long Beach CA. Up to LB fighting the wind all the way, then back to my apartment. After work with a colleague. Strong wind, 15 miles up....
10-09-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,181
Posted By Lemond1985

Leaned hard into a steep off-camber turn at 35...

Leaned hard into a steep off-camber turn at 35 mph, and my front tire, which had a puncture I didn't know about, rolled right off. Slid for 3 1/2 seconds (gif animation is speeded up). Had the hair...
10-07-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By ooga-booga

another ride in the local mountains. 32-miler on...

another ride in the local mountains. 32-miler on mostly quiet back roads around julian, ca. san diego backcountry along the ca hwy 76/78/79 corridor
my second fave area in socal to ride...just...
10-04-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By Ironfish653

It protects your butt from feeling whatever...

It protects your butt from feeling whatever you’re banging your rear wheel into.

Learn how to get your shift your weight off the saddle and use your legs to “ride light”. Works for riders of...
10-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,212
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than I’d...

Ok I did it !!! Took me a bit longer than I’d hoped but it was my first attempt and I just turned 60 so what the hell!!!...
10-03-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,686
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I call them terminators.

I call them terminators.
10-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By DiabloScott

Rail Bikes

https://youtu.be/m0jvErJnSzc

I need a vacation in the forest.
09-29-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 53,108
Posted By ooga-booga

c-note after taking the train from san diego up...

c-note after taking the train from san diego up to san juan capistrano and riding back. some toodling around san clemente. really coolish/overcast/foggy
most of the day after expecting the worst of...
09-29-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 131,722
Posted By InvertedMP

Did my first summit today. It wrecked me lol, but...

Did my first summit today. It wrecked me lol, but I am glad I did it. Unfortunately, just before the summit, I came across a fellow cyclist who fell as he left the top. He was pretty banged up so I...
09-29-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,991
Posted By frogman

Its not the bike forum that makes you feel like a...

Its not the bike forum that makes you feel like a young whipper snapper, its the cycling that you do. !
Dont quit, keep it up and you will live longer and healthier.

You don't quit cycling beause...
09-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 793
Posted By Koyote

This is the story of how someone else's bike got...

This is the story of how someone else's bike got stolen, Still puts a smile on my face.

One summer, in grad school, I shared an apt with a fellow grad student. One day his bike got stolen from...
Replies: 1
Views: 310
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...
09-25-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 529,532
Posted By AlgarveCycling

From my MTB ride today... ...

From my MTB ride today...

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09-24-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,391
Posted By LV2TNDM

The difference between today's steel alloys and...

The difference between today's steel alloys and the stuff up through the eighties and early nineties is pretty big. Not to say the older steel wasn't great. My SLX Tommaso is still a joy to ride.
...
09-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,391
Posted By bruce19

I'm a recreational rider. My steel GURU weighs 17...

I'm a recreational rider. My steel GURU weighs 17 lbs. 10 oz. My CAAD 12 weighs about the same. I love them both. I'm good. And...I'm pretty sure I'm not about to be picked up by a TdF team anytime...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By scuzzo

look for a old schwinn peloton... i got one off...

look for a old schwinn peloton... i got one off bay for like 500 in 2000 it has turned out to be a great bike... although i really like the jamis too..
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 11,450
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
09-20-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3,754
Views: 529,532
Posted By ultrarider7

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Fall is in the air.
09-14-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,117
Posted By banjaboy

Well...............In 1968, yup,, a lifetime ago...

Well...............In 1968, yup,, a lifetime ago I was 18, my hero was an English rider called Tommy Simpson, he had died on Mont Ventoux the year before in the Tour de France. I used to write to...
09-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By delbiker1

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen...

Increasing the blood flow increases the oxygen and nutrients being delivered by the blood. Also, I believe, it quickens the removal of toxins from the body. IMO, it only makes sense that would help...
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