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07-19-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By PDKL45

Have you seen the 2020 Giant Fastroads? Giant...

Have you seen the 2020 Giant Fastroads? Giant Australia has had the 2020 models up for a week or two. Obviously they're a flat bar road bike, as opposed to the more traditional hybrid that is the...
07-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By bruce19

FWIW, I have never known someone who figured out...

FWIW, I have never known someone who figured out what they "needed" and then didn't end up buying something else somewhere down the road.
07-18-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By jskash

It took a little time last year for Giant to add...

It took a little time last year for Giant to add all the models to their website.
07-17-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By TakingMyTime

Another thing that I would like to mention to...

Another thing that I would like to mention to anyone getting into (or back into) riding is that you are going to run into some unforeseen expenses. I usually like to mention this when someone...
07-15-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By hokiefyd

It looks like the Cross City bike line is sold in...

It looks like the Cross City bike line is sold in Australia (plus other locales perhaps). I wouldn't be surprised if it's the same frame as the Escape...or at least very close and serving the same...
07-15-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Rainet

The new 2020 Escape 3 is already out on Giantís...

The new 2020 Escape 3 is already out on Giantís website.

Itís only a matter of time when the 2020 Escape 1 and 2, will be out. Most likely very soon. Thatís my prediction.
Doubt the Escape line...
07-15-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By xroadcharlie

Hope not. The 2019 Giant Escape disc with the...

Hope not. The 2019 Giant Escape disc with the carbon forks looks like an excellent bike.
07-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,416
Posted By BigAura

Do longer rides more often. You'll get stronger...

Do longer rides more often. You'll get stronger and your body will adjust.
07-12-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By Jim from Boston

Live to 100 or more? [/quote]I have posted on...

Live to 100 or more? [/quote]I have posted on several such threads: [/QUOTE]
07-10-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By bikehoco

For the first time in 20 years, I rode today...

For the first time in 20 years, I rode today without bike shorts. I wore gym shorts, rode along nicely paved roads, and only went 12 miles. I expected to feel uncomfortable but didn't. I did feel...
07-10-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,718
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Recommend that you stop telling so-called...

Recommend that you stop telling so-called experienced cyclists or cycling enthusiasts about your good rides; why subject yourself to the derision of dumasses with negative and elitist attitudes?
...
07-09-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,718
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My individualized recipe is to ride away from...

My individualized recipe is to ride away from home until you're tired, then ride back. That's a good ride. Endurance doesn't start until you start enduring. I started trying to ride the 5 miles...
07-08-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By Tango16

Hey man, really appreciate the reply. Will...

Hey man, really appreciate the reply. Will definitely be doing test rides soon. More I read the more it seems that the specs don't matter nearly as much as what feels good to the rider. Only way to...
07-08-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By freeranger

I don't have any high tech. But a friend and I...

I don't have any high tech. But a friend and I went trail riding and she uses Strava (think that's the one). We ended up with a 2 mile difference in distance at the end of the ride (which was 6...
07-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,926
Posted By daoswald

I'm 51, which I really don't classify as old, but...

I'm 51, which I really don't classify as old, but those younger than me might beg to differ.

I regularly descend in the 40-50mph range. Once I hit a manhole cover so hard it broke the headlight...
07-07-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By freeranger

Wisdom dictates "don't take your favorite road...

Wisdom dictates "don't take your favorite road bike out on the trails".
07-04-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Cat Daddy

Nothing to worry about, unless you hear a banjo...

Nothing to worry about, unless you hear a banjo...
07-04-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By Nessism

I'm using 3T Superergo carbon bars on one of my...

I'm using 3T Superergo carbon bars on one of my bikes and love them. Super comfortable flat top shape. If they made them in aluminum I'd consider those instead. Bought them on a lark after finding...
07-04-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By vader957

In my opinion tires at reduce air pressured and...

In my opinion tires at reduce air pressured and saddle makes the most noticeable difference. Anything else is just minor improvement or weight weenie upgrade.
07-04-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By bikemig

I rode 30 miles today. I finally finished up an...

I rode 30 miles today. I finally finished up an early 70s Motobecane Grand Record that I've been working on yesterday. I completely rebuilt the bike. It rides great. I'm waiting on some Reynolds 531...
07-04-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By jppe

What Ride Did You Do For The 4th?

I rode the Ď76er. Still pretty warm and humid here in the Carolinas but high thin clouds made it feel better than the last week or so. Nice group. Most everyone ran out of fluids towards the end. The...
07-04-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By plasticweld

It's nice to know that Texas is no different than...

It's nice to know that Texas is no different than up-state NY I spend more time trying to figure out why they felt they had to yell, a thumbs up or the middle finger still says much.
07-04-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the bike, saddle, how far I'm riding,...

Depends on the bike, saddle, how far I'm riding, the weather, etc.

My Pearl Izumi baggy shorts came with removable liner shorts, basically mesh fabric undies with moderate padding. Very...
07-03-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Kedosto

Swerving “for no good reason” or “without...

Swerving “for no good reason” or “without thinking” could drastically shorten your life span. I strongly recommend you don’t ride like that. The driver doesn’t want you to ride like that either. ...
07-03-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By CarloM

Approximately one month ago (before I ordered my...

Approximately one month ago (before I ordered my new bike and getting back into cycling after leaving it as a teenager) I would have told you I'd not be caught dead in cycling shorts. Now, for...
07-03-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By shelbyfv

Hold your line;)

Hold your line;)
07-03-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By vader957

I do, it does make my saddle even more...

I do, it does make my saddle even more comfortable.
07-03-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I’m glad I only have to look out for deer and...

I’m glad I only have to look out for deer and rattlesnakes. And a drunk hillbilly that yells at me sometimes from his barn making no sense.
07-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By Korina

Genius always looks so simple afterwards. :thumb:

Genius always looks so simple afterwards. :thumb:
07-01-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 989
Posted By Korina

Helderberg, don't you just love it when...

Helderberg, don't you just love it when everything aligns just right? Congrats on an epic ride.

What's it like? ;)
06-29-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By linnefaulk

I wear padded shorts unless riding to the store....

I wear padded shorts unless riding to the store. And those times it feels so weird.
06-27-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By hokiefyd

I don't wear bicycle shorts either. Most of my...

I don't wear bicycle shorts either. Most of my rides are limited by time to about an hour or maybe hour and a half. So I'm not during endurance-type rides where it may be more of a factor. That...
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,928
Posted By canklecat

When I wake up. When I need to wake up ...

When I wake up.

When I need to wake up

Sorry, all I heard was blah blah COFFEE blah blah blah...
06-26-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By u235

I do consecutive day 75 mile gravel rides with...

I do consecutive day 75 mile gravel rides with the right athletic shorts and athletic underwear in the heat [1]. Not bike specific. It depends on what works for you. For me... padded bike specific...
06-25-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By rumrunn6

cycling specific clothing provides features &...

cycling specific clothing provides features & benefits that other athletic clothing does not. you can wear "mountain bike shorts" over them. or like my wife, use a 2 piece cycling short & skort...
06-25-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By beachball42

I don't. I wear normal gym shorts the majority...

I don't. I wear normal gym shorts the majority of the time. My commute is 7.5 miles one way and at most on weekends I might ride up to 14 miles but I don't go very fast and I've never had an issue....
06-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By csrpenfab

With rides on my hybrid ranging from 20 to 50...

With rides on my hybrid ranging from 20 to 50 miles each time I hit the road, yes, always cycling shorts. If not, I'd not be riding those miles pain free.
06-23-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By BlazingPedals

It sounds like you figgered it out. I was going...

It sounds like you figgered it out. I was going to add that even Strava is garbage in/garbage out. Straight lines sure sounded like you weren't recording properly. I've had places where I lost GPS...
06-23-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By TakingMyTime

I have both padded and "lightly" padded bicycling...

I have both padded and "lightly" padded bicycling shorts and I wear them as often as possible. Although on shorter rides under or around 10 miles I don't think they're actually necessary, I still...
06-22-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By badger1

Nothing to do with 'hybrid' or 'road' bike, or...

Nothing to do with 'hybrid' or 'road' bike, or 'mtb' for that matter.

Everything to do with how long/far one rides, and the need to avoid chafing. That is what a chamois ('pad') is for: moisture...
06-22-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By sail

Cycling shorts with chamois work great for me, I...

Cycling shorts with chamois work great for me, I don't care for padding. Usually though I end up with tight fitting underwear under baggy nylon shorts because that's what I'm already wearing.
06-22-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By OldTryGuy

ON - OFF - ON - OFF ..... with my 920XT yielded...

ON - OFF - ON - OFF ..... with my 920XT yielded the following ---- actually took 90 miles of riding to generate (my computer is old and dumb and requires re-start action to complete the flow, hoping...
06-22-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,866
Posted By Zenmaster2009

Another $80 will get you a brand new and very...

Another $80 will get you a brand new and very upright Giant Sedona.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/sedona
06-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By Bmach

Also depends on your phones battery saving mode....

Also depends on your phones battery saving mode. If it is on shut it off.
06-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By CliffordK

A straight line? That often indicates that...

A straight line?

That often indicates that Strava/Phone has crashed or was turned off, and recovered from the crash. So it connects the known points with a straight line.

So, for example, a...
06-21-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By base2

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the...

This may/may not apply anymore, but I found the phone app buggy when battery save mode &/or data save mode was enabled. Sometimes it would only record while the screen was on, sometimes not....
06-21-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By BengalCat

Why don't you submit a support request to Strava?...

Why don't you submit a support request to Strava? They fix such problems all of the time and give direct answers to any direct questions you may have.
06-21-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By Wildwood

Tech always has bugs and quirks. Add in wireless...

Tech always has bugs and quirks. Add in wireless and that's a whole new issue.

Ctrl Alt Del
06-18-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By DSL6

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x772/2_61e5d63fb0e9ade08de8ce3945dfad055d0cedbc.jpg...
06-16-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,956
Posted By Oceanblue

New Beginnings

So the last 8 plus years I was riding an old Trek 1200. I bought it used from LBS. It was never comfortable and I attributed the uncomfortableness to my back.
The Trek and I never had a good...
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