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02-18-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,422
Posted By Riveting

"Never tried one." fit, but it didn't have the...

"Never tried one." fit, but it didn't have the right qualifier (like the rest of the Yes/No options did) to tell the whole story of WHY I didn't try one.

I'm glad you responded to me, because I...
01-28-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,233
Posted By Riveting

My favorite is when I do a century+ over the...

My favorite is when I do a century+ over the weekend, come in Monday and answer that I rode 140 miles, and they always say "Wow, that's more than I drove my car all last week", and I always say "How...
01-27-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,652
Posted By Riveting

When he was visiting last year, I let my 27 yr...

When he was visiting last year, I let my 27 yr old son borrow my number one for a 25 mile solo ride, because I wanted him to experience the awesomeness of carbon, Di2, and a power meter. Upon...
01-25-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,754
Posted By Riveting

I've seen studies that state that you live longer...

I've seen studies that state that you live longer if you DO drink. And those are the only studies that I listen to!

https://time.com/5166514/moderate-drinking-live-longer-study/
01-25-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,492
Posted By Riveting

Yes, but that large denominator you have means...

Yes, but that large denominator you have means that on downhills you'll blow past those with little denominators, since you overcome wind resistance better than they do. At least that's my plan.
01-25-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,257
Posted By Riveting

It's fun to see a Pro race live, then go home and...

It's fun to see a Pro race live, then go home and re-watch the national broadcast and try to find myself. There I am (with the sunglasses on top)!!! (Obvious Hint: It's a lot easier to find yourself...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,647
Views: 432,338
Posted By Riveting

Empty MUP Ahead! Top of Mt Carbon in Bear Creek...

Empty MUP Ahead! Top of Mt Carbon in Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO.
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01-20-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 18,472
Posted By Riveting

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01-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,703
Posted By Riveting

~55g of carbs (via 1 GU pack, and ~16 oz of...

~55g of carbs (via 1 GU pack, and ~16 oz of Gatorade) every ~45 minutes, and a protein type bar maybe every 90 -120 minutes, for ME, doing moderate to intense riding (15 - 20 mph, Zones 4-7). My...
01-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By Riveting

I'm looking forward to hearing about the Double...

I'm looking forward to hearing about the Double Century on your 100th birthday!!! But I guess we'll be reading about that in the "Hundred Plus (100+)" sub-forum.
01-12-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Riveting

I read the 50+ forum because I'm approaching 50,...

I read the 50+ forum because I'm approaching 50, have my own ailments already, and I want to see my future by seeing what other things ail the 50+ crowd. I don't care about what bikes the 50+ crowd...
01-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By Riveting

I've had knee pain (front lower patella, in both,...

I've had knee pain (front lower patella, in both, but mostly the left) since 2017, probably due to 1,000+ watt sprint training. I went to an ortho specialist last year, got an MRI that was ~$700 out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,255
Posted By Riveting

I worked as a delivery driver at a very popular...

I worked as a delivery driver at a very popular pizza place (that had 8-10 drivers working on a Friday night) for a few years while in college, and many of the drivers there used a common symbol...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,009
Posted By Riveting

Get some front and rear panniers and fill those...

Get some front and rear panniers and fill those puppies up with wood chips. Problem solved.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,009
Posted By Riveting

I've done a 24 hr. solo ride (325 miles) on a...

I've done a 24 hr. solo ride (325 miles) on a road bike in New England a few years ago, in late October, so it was ~12+ hours of darkness, and on a secluded MUP trail system, that had no...
12-16-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,159
Posted By Riveting

I'll admit to often doing what the OP does, which...

I'll admit to often doing what the OP does, which is chasing down just about every rabbit in front of me, while I'm on a solo ride. But I don't consider it competition with that cyclist, it's more of...
12-11-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,100
Posted By Riveting

GPS bike computers, wireless power meters, cell...

GPS bike computers, wireless power meters, cell phones (camera, music, weather alerts, and texting your whereabouts to your SO, and in one tiny form factor), wireless earbuds, USB rechargeable bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,612
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd...

I disagree. If this were the case, then you'd never get any better than the day you first rode a bike at 4 mph. Riding "slightly" above your abilities, or your comfort zone, is how you grow and get...
12-04-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By Riveting

I'm a self-proclaimed hardcore road cyclist of...

I'm a self-proclaimed hardcore road cyclist of 4-9k miles per year, who ALSO owns a ~300watt Class 2 ebike (the motor wheel has a top speed of 20 mph, so it's legal on all multi-use paths in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,962
Posted By Riveting

I also have clip-on aerobars on my Spec Roubaix...

I also have clip-on aerobars on my Spec Roubaix 100% of the time so that I can give my back, shoulders, and hands a rest on the long distance stuff, or going into a vicious headwind. And I've also...
11-30-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By Riveting

I'm guessing the crappy photos were taken by the...

I'm guessing the crappy photos were taken by the bike's seller and posted on CraigsList.
11-30-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By Riveting

Maybe it was a tubular tire inside the larger...

Maybe it was a tubular tire inside the larger tire? No chaffing that way. But then again, why put in a $75 tubular tire when a $4 tube of the right size would work?
11-30-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,954
Posted By Riveting

Just last week I got a flat on mile 97 of a 100...

Just last week I got a flat on mile 97 of a 100 mile ride, but I was only like 500 yards from home and still had 3 miles to go to get 100, and getting dark, and there was no way I was walking home to...
11-24-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Riveting

So you did an avg. of 100 miles per week? Good...

So you did an avg. of 100 miles per week? Good for you!!! That's exactly what my goal has has been for the last 7 years or so. 100 miles per week, 5,000 miles per year (since I allow myself 2 weeks...
11-24-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,063
Posted By Riveting

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11-06-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,431
Posted By Riveting

Untrue, 35 miles is far from nothing, and is...

Untrue, 35 miles is far from nothing, and is torturous hell if you're doing 350 watts the whole time, and mountains are easy if you get a great big granny gear and put out 180 watts the whole time....
11-06-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,431
Posted By Riveting

I only skimmed the answers above and didn't see...

I only skimmed the answers above and didn't see the answer I was looking for, but I've also pondered this question in the past, to myself. And I remember comparing various flat and hilly rides I had...
11-03-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,284
Posted By Riveting

A gizmo or doohickie can be fun too

A gizmo or doohickie can be fun too
11-02-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,025
Posted By Riveting

Right-side driver, and right-side unclipper (so...

Right-side driver, and right-side unclipper (so that I lean away from traffic). I very rarely unclip the left foot, and I only do once my right foot is on the ground, and I'm fully leaned to the...
10-28-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,630
Posted By Riveting

N+1 was my answer to toe overlap. My Trek...

N+1 was my answer to toe overlap.

My Trek Madone had overlap that caused me to have enough low speed U-turning falls that the next bike I got had to have zero overlap, or it was a deal breaker....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Riveting

My employer, which had 1000+ employees, and with...

My employer, which had 1000+ employees, and with maybe 20% participation, had a challenge like this in 2016 that lasted a year, but had monthly awards. Thankfully that was the year I was training for...
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 404,659
Posted By Riveting

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10-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,494
Posted By Riveting

At the very beginning of 2020, at age 46, it had...

At the very beginning of 2020, at age 46, it had only been 3 months since I was laying in the ICU battling a partial collapsed lung and Stage 3/4 Lung Cancer, which had metastasized to the lymph and...
10-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 24,538
Posted By Riveting

Two dogs on a bike. Murphy in the trunk, Jack in...

Two dogs on a bike. Murphy in the trunk, Jack in the sling.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,340
Posted By Riveting

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and...

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and I know the terrain has no blind side roads with cars pulling out, I'll pedal hard until my cadence tops out, and then I go full aero (but no...
10-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By Riveting

Well I'm currently searching for a home, and my...

Well I'm currently searching for a home, and my realtor knows that one of my deal breakers is that I need to have an area to set up the trainer that's within viewing distance of the main TV in the...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,844
Posted By Riveting

Good luck on your pursuit. Several years ago...

Good luck on your pursuit.

Several years ago at age 44, I got into rando training, with the intent to build up to my first 1,200km. I built up to doing 100km's 2-3 days per week with a 200km every...
10-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,913
Posted By Riveting

In late Jr. High and early high school (1986-88)...

In late Jr. High and early high school (1986-88) I worked in a popular bike shop during the heyday of freestyle bmx era (think Rad!), and I got a great at-cost deal on a new Shogun 10sp, which was my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,443
Posted By Riveting

Nope, a heavier bike just means you'll be going...

Nope, a heavier bike just means you'll be going slower, especially on your ascents. The heavier weight of a bike doesn't dictate how much stronger you'll get while riding it, nor how much weight...
09-14-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,356
Posted By Riveting

I wouldn't take cues from guys wearing pantyhose...

I wouldn't take cues from guys wearing pantyhose to protect them from 60 mph crashes.
09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,369
Posted By Riveting

Here in southern Denver we have the High Line...

Here in southern Denver we have the High Line Canal Trail which is 71 miles long (the first 35 of which is contiguous gravel, the 2nd half is paved) and is a completely segregated (except for a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,892
Posted By Riveting

On the main road bike, I have Di2 (with 15,000...

On the main road bike, I have Di2 (with 15,000 miles logged on it, along with a $300 repair to replace the RD after it failed all of a sudden, for no good reason), but I don't have hydro disc on it....
08-27-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By Riveting

Eating a complex carb like a granola bar with...

Eating a complex carb like a granola bar with only 15 miles to go means you probably didn't actually start digesting and absorbing it until after you got home. Try GU or Powerbar gels, because...
08-27-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,488
Posted By Riveting

Any difference in bike weight makes very little...

Any difference in bike weight makes very little difference in maintaining a specific speed on flat ground (assuming all other things are equal, like rider position, tire tread/width/psi). Uphill is a...
08-25-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,569
Posted By Riveting

Could aerodynamic engineering and testing costs...

Could aerodynamic engineering and testing costs be a factor in a higher priced helm?
08-25-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,236
Posted By Riveting

Going from an upright hybrid to any equal quality...

Going from an upright hybrid to any equal quality drop bar road bike will get you significant aero gains, assuming you drop/slam the stem, and then ride in the drops as soon as you hit 17+ mph....
08-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By Riveting

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL
08-14-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By Riveting

Getting the fast roadie bike will give you the...

Getting the fast roadie bike will give you the "option" to ride with a fast roadie group in the future, even though you have no desire to do so at the moment. Better to have it and not need it, than...
08-03-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,096
Posted By Riveting

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't...

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't here to answer this question.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,803
Posted By Riveting

This is possibly the worst recommendation....

This is possibly the worst recommendation. Getting hit in the eye with a thumb sized June bug at 25 mph may blind you permanently, and/or cause you to crash into an innocent. Please always wear eye...
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