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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By caloso

Plenty of big guys do well in crits and flat...

Plenty of big guys do well in crits and flat RR's, where the raw power is the difference maker. Work on your pack skills and train to go deep, recover, and go again. Also, take a look at the sticky...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By topflightpro

Maybe. The difference between triathlons and...

Maybe.

The difference between triathlons and road racing is the surges. If you can handle those, you should be ok. But give it a shot and see what happens. You really won't know until you try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By Cypress

I had a 6'5" friend that started racing while...

I had a 6'5" friend that started racing while weighing around 240. He absolutely crushed flat races by doing crazy breakaways from way far out. By the time he made it to cat 2, he had dropped down...
10-13-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By tagaproject6

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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These dog threads never end...
10-13-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 792
Posted By Ross520

Sounds like a recipe for chaffing...

Sounds like a recipe for chaffing...
10-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By 55murray

Dog chase with a twist

So this starts off typically, rural road on a nice straightaway no hills or intersections. Two large black German Shepherds roll out of the yard at full speed and it is on. I was not too worried...
10-11-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By bedtime

Just learned how to do a track stand!

I was practicing doing a standing track stand for about 15 minutes, and then a huge 'click' happened. Strange how that comes about! :foo: After that I could do them for about 5 seconds persistently....
10-09-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By pennpaul

Yom Kippur ride in Israel

In Israel on Yom Kippur, the country shuts down to observe this holiest of days on the Jewish calendar. The airports close. The borders close. And it's taboo to drive your car on the roads. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 15,500
Posted By burnthesheep

My experience was seeing a maybe 250 lbs...

My experience was seeing a maybe 250 lbs gentleman using one in the French Ballones (spelling?) mountains. I was just cruising up at a a chill tempo and passed e-bike guy. That guy could enjoy and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- lovely day, blue sky, sunshine, light...

Saturday -- lovely day, blue sky, sunshine, light winds, 13C ... so we went for our longest ride in a long time! :)


Distance: 20.07 km
Elevation: 214 m
Moving Time: 1:29:41
Elapsed Time:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,586
Posted By banerjek

This. Like you, I used to work hard,...

This.

Like you, I used to work hard, consistently topping 10K miles per year. I climbed 15k feet every Saturday one year.

And the day after the best ride of my life,
I realized I'd turned...
10-04-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,806
Posted By Reynolds

I always liked this one: A Zen teacher saw...

I always liked this one:

A Zen teacher saw five of his students returning from the market, riding their bicycles. When they arrived at the monastery and had dismounted, the teacher asked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 875
Posted By canklecat

This tiny $25 Venzo beam torque wrench...

This tiny $25 Venzo beam torque wrench (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V4CQEGW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is good for up to 10 nm, which covers most cockpit fasteners....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,586
Posted By colnago62

Stop training, and just ride. I like to ride to...

Stop training, and just ride. I like to ride to my favorite sandwich shop sit outside and people watch. Ride to the beach and sit. I did a few metric century rides and hung out the the after ride...
10-03-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,806
Posted By Montag311

Many of the reasons others have mentioned, but...

Many of the reasons others have mentioned, but yeah, this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=8OhUJywiSUE
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 891
Posted By topflightpro

SF, going to have to disagree a bit with you....

SF, going to have to disagree a bit with you. Most LBSes, IME, do not have skilled wheel builders. They rarely even have someone competent enough to fix an out of true wheel.

OP, at your weight,...
09-23-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,180
Posted By sheddle

all of the doctors and rich techies here moved on...

all of the doctors and rich techies here moved on to S-Works, come on now


Also when did "baristas" start making bank?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By caloso

50x11 on a 700c/25mm tire is 119 gear inches. ...

50x11 on a 700c/25mm tire is 119 gear inches. That works out to 42.8mph at 120rpm.

Work on the engine, not the transmission.
09-16-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,390
Posted By Slightspeed

Not me, but my brother in law found this frame in...

Not me, but my brother in law found this frame in a back alley pile of scrap metal and old bikes. He asked the home owner if he could have it, and brought it home, along with a Sears three speed and...
09-10-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,821
Posted By bikemig

I'm not going to argue against anyone who runs...

I'm not going to argue against anyone who runs daytime running lights on the road. I don't but there are more distracted drivers out there and maybe this helps. I do wish people would stop running...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,316
Posted By softreset

I picked up a random stranger who got dropped

This evening while driving home from work on my usual route, I had the Sacramento area river ride zip past me. Or at least I think that's what it was, they were coming down W Elverta Road (just NW of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By Robert A

Just bought some at The GAP, but it didn't help.

Just bought some at The GAP, but it didn't help.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,351
Posted By burnthesheep

What you weigh? You’re looking at the watts side...

What you weigh? You’re looking at the watts side of the equation but not the kg part so far in your post.

Weight can be a huge deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By goenrdoug

try a little blue loctite on each screw

try a little blue loctite on each screw
08-31-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,272
Posted By caloso

My wife and I have a tradition with Cherry Pie...

My wife and I have a tradition with Cherry Pie crit which is in Napa.. I’d race in the morning and then take her to a nice lunch and wine tasting in. the afternoon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,642
Posted By woodcraft

You have really long legs and a short torso, so...

You have really long legs and a short torso, so standard frames are not made to fit you,

But with a short stem and long seatpost, something will work.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,981
Posted By seypat

I've thought about gaining weight so I would get...

I've thought about gaining weight so I would get a better workout no matter which bike I am riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,934
Posted By aspalmat

I find the opposite. If I stop on long ride to...

I find the opposite. If I stop on long ride to stretch, remove clothing items, or just take a 2 minute break, 90% of the time, someone will stop to ask if I’m alright or need something. Yes, there...
08-22-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,434
Posted By Litespud

Doesn't the added lead slow you down on climbs?

Doesn't the added lead slow you down on climbs?
08-22-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,434
Posted By _ForceD_

I usually swing through Flint, MI to refill on...

I usually swing through Flint, MI to refill on long rides.

Dan
08-21-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,704
Posted By Homebrew01

On a flat road with no wind, most bikes have a...

On a flat road with no wind, most bikes have a big enough gear already.
I was never in top gear in criterium race sprints.
08-20-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By kingston

It's length is one of the main reasons the Fizik...

It's length is one of the main reasons the Fizik Airone is so popular with racers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,777
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it's a good video, and I like this guy....

I think it's a good video, and I like this guy. That being said, he:


1. mostly uses alloy wheels.

2. rarely rides in the rain.

3. doesn't do long descents.

4. rarely ventures off the...
08-18-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,168
Posted By Bluechip

I agree with the side load cages. My wife rides...

I agree with the side load cages. My wife rides a very small framed bike and has to use side loaders and a small bottle on the seat tube. If you don't go for the flip flop then be careful as to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,882
Posted By ksryder

That's nothing, I'm wasting government time on...

That's nothing, I'm wasting government time on some silly internet bike forum!
08-16-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,596
Posted By Milton Keynes

Reading the title of this thread, I wondered if...

Reading the title of this thread, I wondered if it meant being able to fit behind the stem of your handlebars...
08-13-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,044
Posted By caloso

What exactly do you mean by coordinated? Are...

What exactly do you mean by coordinated? Are they all wearing the same kit? If so, that's probably a team/club ride and it would be weird and awkward for all involved if you just asked to hop on. ...
08-13-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,076
Posted By Korina

This. THIS is a cyclist

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/19/world/asia/new-zealand-pregnant-minister-bicycle.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,551
Posted By noodle soup

The bike comes inside with me. I don’t ask if...

The bike comes inside with me. I don’t ask if they have a problem with it, and only one store employee ever questioned me about it.

FTR, the manager quickly told the employee “he’s good”.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,551
Posted By DrIsotope

Depends on the situation and layout of the...

Depends on the situation and layout of the building, but most times I just wheel it inside. In all my miles, I've had just one place raise a stink about it, a CVS pharmacy. Which I have not set foot...
08-11-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,863
Posted By Brocephus

Oh yeah, it spins alright. But, that will engage...

Oh yeah, it spins alright. But, that will engage the warp drive, which most of us don't have the tires for.
08-11-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,863
Posted By DrIsotope

Please tell me that it spins. I need it to spin.

Please tell me that it spins. I need it to spin.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,647
Posted By noodle soup

The lack of grit and grime accumulation, as a...

The lack of grit and grime accumulation, as a result of using RnR red lube, also results in long chain life. I lube the chain frequently(300 miles), and wipe down the drive with a rag/cleanstreak...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,647
Posted By noodle soup

+1 I used to be a freak about keeping the...

+1

I used to be a freak about keeping the chain clean, and regularly cleaned the drivetrain with strong solvents. Once I stopped doing that, chain life dramatically improved.

BTW. Rock and Roll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,850
Posted By caloso

Yeah. Don't do that.

Yeah. Don't do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,850
Posted By TimothyH

Half Wheeling Half Wheeling | Steve Tilford...

Half Wheeling

Half Wheeling | Steve Tilford (http://stevetilford.com/2013/08/05/half-wheeling/)

A great read.


-Tim-
08-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,888
Posted By alcjphil

The $25 fee is probably so that they can pay...

The $25 fee is probably so that they can pay overtime to someone willing to work after regular business hours
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Homebrew01

CAAD 8 is a great bike. And the 105 group is...

CAAD 8 is a great bike. And the 105 group is good.

But tighten that rear QR skewer before riding :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,305
Posted By caloso

I have a 20 year old Nashbar fluid trainer that's...

I have a 20 year old Nashbar fluid trainer that's rusty and noisy and the tightening knob fell off years ago so now I have to use a vise-grip, but I'll be damned if it still does what it does.
07-27-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,272
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’d rather ride my bike. That said, I don’t...

I’d rather ride my bike.
That said, I don’t really watch any competitive sports. I’d rather participate in a sport. Watching is boring.
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