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06-10-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 25,353
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Posted By Miles2go

Thank you. Yes I did; that's my watermark...

Thank you. Yes I did; that's my watermark embedded in the image, and within the code for the image file, not to mention "No riding for me the last few days. I took this photo from my front lawn,..." ...
06-10-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

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No riding for me the last few days. I took this photo from my front lawn, and...
06-10-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,664
Posted By Miles2go

Vehicles operated by drivers under the influence....

Vehicles operated by drivers under the influence. One influence or another. Be it the, get on the sidewalk influence or, you name it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,161
Posted By Miles2go

This. I've been running these for a long time,...

This. I've been running these for a long time, riding in a flat prone cycling mecca, and have had excellent luck with them. I have one road bike with 23c Power Endurance and one with 25c.

Most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Miles2go

I don't think you should be using your age to...

I don't think you should be using your age to guide your shoe choice. For instance, I have a 79yo who rides with me a few times a week doing some pretty big rides, like 85 miles and 3,000 feet of...
06-10-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By Miles2go

I ride in Castelli bibs and they are among the...

I ride in Castelli bibs and they are among the most comfortable I've ever worn. My longest ride this year was 119 miles with nearly 9,000 feet of climbing, and climbing is harder on your sit bones...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Miles2go

C02 Inflator Cartridge Source

I'm getting nearly low on 16g threaded CO2 inflator cartridges and would like to pick up a dozen or so. What are today's better online sources for these?

I've been looking around and my...
06-04-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

Recovery Ride...Glide

Today's ride was one of necessity thanks to COVID-19. It was time to take the car in for scheduled maintenance and their lobby was closed: I couldn't wait on site. Walking from there wasn't an...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By Miles2go

I'm a ride organizer for a 200 member club in my...

I'm a ride organizer for a 200 member club in my town, and can't recall ever seeing one of these. I know there isn't one among my typical crew of just over 20 riders. I've seen a few ISM saddles...
06-02-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

I organized this ride, sending off a couple of...

I organized this ride, sending off a couple of our club's higher mileage snowbirds; their last ride in AZ before heading back to MI and NY for the summer. Have to make them really miss this place...
05-05-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

Today I led 5 others (all well over 50) on a 65.5...

Today I led 5 others (all well over 50) on a 65.5 mile ride with 3,174 feet of climbing, to an iconic nearby climb.
...
05-01-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks all. The Dura-ace wheels are wearing...

Thanks all. The Dura-ace wheels are wearing heavier 25c Michelin tires with sidewall protection and the Record wheels are shod with 23c Michelins without sidewall protection. When you spin up two...
04-29-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Miles2go

Wheel spin down results

I recently replaced an older carbon race bike and suspect the much older wheels are faster...and/or more efficient.
Funny thing is, I've pulled these 2007 Campy Neutron wheels forward to a total of...
04-29-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

Today 5 of us got in a 62-miler. It was a...

Today 5 of us got in a 62-miler. It was a rider's choice because it was his last ride in the Tucson area until he's back in the fall.
Got out early to get ahead of the near-summer temps.

...
04-29-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,241
Posted By Miles2go

Yesterday, 4 of us were riding along a little...

Yesterday, 4 of us were riding along a little over halfway into an 80-miler, when one of our group had their phone start blaring a siren like sound, at which time we all had to find a reasonable...
04-27-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 118,529
Posted By Miles2go

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71 miles, 2200 feet of climbing and 18.7 mph average. Got rolling at 6:30 to...
04-27-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

Yesterday 6 of us went on a 71-miler, 2200 feet...

Yesterday 6 of us went on a 71-miler, 2200 feet of climbing and an average of 18.7 mph. The oldest person in the photo below is 79. Tomorrow an 80 plus mile loop to a National Park, with probably...
04-24-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

3 plus me... went to our favorite nearby hill...

3 plus me... went to our favorite nearby hill today. 61 miles and 6,998 feet of climbing. I think my legs will be happy to see this Sunday's 70m flat ride.
...
04-22-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,067
Posted By Miles2go

Great looking Canyon Endurace. A few months...

Great looking Canyon Endurace.
A few months ago I was riding myself into such good shape the 50x11 on my older SuperSix wasn't tall enough and I could either sink resources into the old bike, or...
04-21-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,678
Posted By Miles2go

I don't buy the study, but it's not that simple. ...

I don't buy the study, but it's not that simple.
In short, the most careful approach to COVID-19 is to not ride, hike, walk or go outside. Someone could cough or sneeze as they are passing by you...
04-21-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,897
Posted By Miles2go

I voted about the same but perhaps more solitary,...

I voted about the same but perhaps more solitary, though I do not ride alone, and each week lead rides for others in my club. We spread out on the road, maintain the social distancing at stops, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Miles2go

Is there another way, through SRAM's site...

Is there another way, through SRAM's site perhaps, a SRAM dealer? An avenue with more of a link to the manufacturer?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By Miles2go

The saddle I put the most miles into over my life...

The saddle I put the most miles into over my life is probably the original Selle Italia Flight, but that one doesn't work for me these days. When I got my latest race/sport bike I went with a Fizik...
04-21-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,927
Posted By Miles2go

It's too bad you had this lousy experience,...

It's too bad you had this lousy experience, thanks to the actions of another rider. A couple of months ago an avid looking rider I was beginning to pass from behind, pulled an unsafe move which put...
04-20-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 118,529
Posted By Miles2go

85.6 miles today and led 6 others on this ride I...

85.6 miles today and led 6 others on this ride I organized, social distancing naturally....
04-20-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

Today I led six other cyclists on a 70-85 mile...

Today I led six other cyclists on a 70-85 mile loop ride I organized with 3,000-3,500 of elevation gain. I had two opt for the shorter 70 mile version. My own ride was 85.6m with 3,500ft and average...
04-19-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,730
Views: 603,699
Posted By Miles2go

I'm 54, and turn 55 this year. If it weren't for...

I'm 54, and turn 55 this year. If it weren't for cycling I probably wouldn't be in very good health due to a few USAF related service issues, but lucky for me, biking is still possible and I'm still...
04-19-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 502,687
Posted By Miles2go

A day ride from home, unsupported, 120 miles,...

A day ride from home, unsupported, 120 miles, 8,919 feet of climbing. 3 of us, between 54 and 63.

...
04-19-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25,353
Views: 2,471,800
Posted By Miles2go

120 miles, 3 of us each between 54-63, 8,919 feet...

120 miles, 3 of us each between 54-63, 8,919 feet of climbing. 15 mph average. Over 29 miles of climbing really brings that average down. :)
Awesome day on the bike with good friends.

...
04-19-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Miles2go

Man, I really do wish it were a better world for...

Man, I really do wish it were a better world for you right now. All I can think of that might help is the Zwift world, or something like that. Setup an indoor ride room with a Wahoo trainer or...
04-09-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Miles2go

Great responses thanks! It's been a long time...

Great responses thanks! It's been a long time since I put time in on the Arione, but I must have moved on from the only one I ever had for a reason...I just can't remember why. They are easy to...
03-28-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Miles2go

Fast guys putting in high miles: What saddle do you like?

I'm 54, can hang with all but the fastest riders, regardless of age, in good training programs, and do many long days in the saddle. I transitioned to a new bike this year that I had specced with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,344
Posted By Miles2go

I lead rides for my club of 200+ riders and like...

I lead rides for my club of 200+ riders and like most organizations, they've cancelled official club rides. I still organize small group rides with modified ride expectations, and on top of that, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

That is a great wheelset for the price, but 60 is...

That is a great wheelset for the price, but 60 is a bit much for often windy AZ.

If the shop can get them, I might spring for set of Black Inc Thirty and they would probably serve me very well. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Yeah, I've found many of the local shops and...

Yeah, I've found many of the local shops and online venues have end of year price cuts on frame sets, even current production R3s & R5s. I got my frameset for just over 2,500. Of course the Dogma...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks, I'm going to start with the certainly not...

Thanks, I'm going to start with the certainly not swanky Dura Ace C24 wheelset to get the bike dialed in, and then work from there.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

From memory of what I was told, the rim brake...

From memory of what I was told, the rim brake frameset is the non-hi mod version and might only be available as a lower end full build. I think there is a hi-mod frameset but it's a disc only...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks. My rides typically see 2400 feet or more...

Thanks. My rides typically see 2400 feet or more of climbing and I really have liked my old SuperSix. The R5 should be at least little more aero and I think lighter, I know the build itself should...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

And you aren't allowed to tip things towards...

And you aren't allowed to tip things towards being personal and then complain when it comes back to you. I'm kidding of course, since there are obviously no such rules.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Yeah, people in general are reluctant to change,...

Yeah, people in general are reluctant to change, or to concede their stance, admit they are wrong, that they are sorry, or pick up after their dogs, etc. etc. Just pointing out that you aren't...
12-31-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,338
Posted By Miles2go

I'd advocate for whatever it would take for you...

I'd advocate for whatever it would take for you to get onto Zwift or similar if there is anything that compares today. I've had Wahoo smart trainers which were perfect for this and I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Hope you're feeling great about landing a snarky...

Hope you're feeling great about landing a snarky comment, well done. The amount of gear I'm pulling over from my last race bike to the new one is zero and believe it not, I'll manage.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Yeah, I'd bet my next race bike will have discs...

Yeah, I'd bet my next race bike will have discs brakes, but as of today, that's been moved down the road for at least a few years, and I was somewhat on the fence.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Probably 5 or 6 if I cared to think about it. ...

Probably 5 or 6 if I cared to think about it. I've been working toward this new bike decision for more than a month. Is there a right number you were looking for, or is that a rhetorical question?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

I'm in direct email communication with the...

I'm in direct email communication with the majority of shop managers and/or staff here. I didn't need anyone to be open to finalize and convey my decision, or get return confirmation.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

One who says a group of people "always" are like...

One who says a group of people "always" are like whatever or do whatever, is almost always wrong. For instance, I adopted clipless pedals as soon as they were friggin available, same for index...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

The highest level I speak of is the speed, daily...

The highest level I speak of is the speed, daily distance at that speed, grades at that speed, braking from those speeds. Yes, their bikes are checked over, but if rim brakes are good enough for to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

It is not implausible, if you are familiar with...

It is not implausible, if you are familiar with BB tolerance issues. On top of that, a R5 would be a large enough upgrade to justify doing so.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

If I were riding a bicycle to the grocery store,...

If I were riding a bicycle to the grocery store, etc., I wouldn't ride a race bike. If I ride a club ride, go on a solo ride, ride an event, or participate in a race, I ride the same bike in all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,102
Posted By Miles2go

Carbon wheels have been a thing for over two...

Carbon wheels have been a thing for over two decades and there are all kinds of quality carbon wheels out there. Every pro team uses them and if you watch highlights of the latests TDF, you will see...
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