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Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By burritos

Do you pass the same people on your commute? Do you wave to them?

Everyday that I commute, I pass the same 1-2 runners, same rotation of 5 protesters at the women's clinic, and the same pedestrian. Even though I'm pro choice( I chose biking over running), I wave to...
03-02-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,015
Posted By Dirk de Chablis

The older I get the harder the ground becomes, in...

The older I get the harder the ground becomes, in my teens I was invincible and bounced, in my twenties I didn't care and chicks dig scars, in my thirties (and after two broken backs) I became a bit...
02-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By Gresp15C

I wouldn't say that I avoid group rides, but...

I wouldn't say that I avoid group rides, but almost all of my riding is solo, for many reasons. I can ride on my own terms, at my own pace (slow), choose my route, and largely avoid disrupting...
02-28-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By KenCT

Typically I do one group ride and 3 or 4 solos a...

Typically I do one group ride and 3 or 4 solos a week. Both offer something different; the group ride is more of a social activity and a shorter ride compared to solo where I can push myself in...
02-28-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By kirbyx

Do you prefer solo rides to group rides, and why?

Does anyone out there prefer solo rides, and avoids group rides. Why do you have that preference?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 954
Posted By bruce19

My interest is all about a TT I ride near my...

My interest is all about a TT I ride near my house. It's about 10 miles with about 300-400 ft of elevation. Last year I did it at 19 mph. Since I'm now 75 I'm looking for ways to overcome my loss of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19,904
Views: 4,316,103
Posted By jaxgtr

Aftershokz Aeropex ...

Aftershokz Aeropex

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,739
Posted By WhyFi

'cause this is damn sexy! :love: ...

'cause this is damn sexy! :love:

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,739
Posted By WhyFi

I 100% feel that any bike that comes with a...

I 100% feel that any bike that comes with a one-piece bar/stem needs to have a free swap to a unit with the width/reach of the customer's choice (within reason) - I think that it just makes too much...
02-23-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By Princess_Allez

Sounds like you're already convinced. May I...

Sounds like you're already convinced. May I suggest a new Trek Emonda? It's great so far! It's everything you assume it would be, minus actually being light (SL trim).
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On that forum, most people appear to be sleeping...

On that forum, most people appear to be sleeping indoors. Same with several of the guidebooks that I considered buying (did not buy any, ... yet). And lets face it, sleeping indoors gives you a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 954
Posted By mstateglfr

If I wore that to go on a road ride, I would have...

If I wore that to go on a road ride, I would have to kick my own ass.


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02-21-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By woodcraft

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02-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By tomato coupe

Does this power meter make my butt look big?

Does this power meter make my butt look big?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,615
Posted By znomit

Hi This is the road forum. Our bikes...

Hi

This is the road forum.

Our bikes might get dirty if we venture onto gravel.

Nope.
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By headwind15

You did not say how you arrived at your diagnosis...

You did not say how you arrived at your diagnosis or your age. A while back, I thought that I had pirformis syndrome, but it was a self diagnosis so I kept on trying to work it by lying on a...
02-19-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By TMonk

OK cliff notes time, east coast guys can do 300w...

OK cliff notes time, east coast guys can do 300w an hour no problem, west coast maybe, BTS hates zwift, zwift is nothing like real racing, and power meters are (sometimes) accurate.
02-16-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By Gresp15C

You've already succeeded. ;)

You've already succeeded. ;)
02-15-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By scottfsmith

I am new to power meters, I recently got the...

I am new to power meters, I recently got the Stages left crank (only) meter. Why did I get that one? It was the cheapest. It has been reasonably consistent for me if I compare power vs time on...
02-14-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,061
Posted By biketampa

thatís a moment of training at RPE. Having a...

thatís a moment of training at RPE. Having a power meter and using it to train that thereís no ability to adjust EVER.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19,904
Views: 4,316,103
Posted By SVTNate

New kicks https://i.imgur.com/hNJHWK9.jpg ...

New kicks

https://i.imgur.com/hNJHWK9.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YoKyIk9.jpg
02-06-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,020
Posted By fooferdoggie

get hurt a few times you will not forget. still...

get hurt a few times you will not forget. still fill my torn rotator cuff 2 years later. I am far more careful now riding.
02-06-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,772
Posted By tyrion

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

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,605
Posted By colnago62

Muscle strength and cycling endurance arenít that...

Muscle strength and cycling endurance arenít that closely related.
02-01-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By burnthesheep

-Your trainer workouts are either likely short...

-Your trainer workouts are either likely short enough or at a low enough intensity to not call on your stored glycogen OR deplete it and necessitate fueling. For this point, I would say you're not...
01-31-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,754
Posted By ingo

Yes, IRL that's true too so the physics in Zwift...

Yes, IRL that's true too so the physics in Zwift are directionally correct. The problems is to group racers into categories using this metric since heavy riders always have the advantage unless...
01-31-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,791
Posted By davidad

Start out with a measurement of you leg length....

Start out with a measurement of you leg length. From your crotch to the floor in your bare feet. 68% of that number should give you a good start for your frame size measured from the center of the...
01-31-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By 63rickert

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be...

Frame is repairable. Columbus SL is still to be found. Framebuilders with inventory do talk to each other. Just as an indication, because they post online prices, Mercian asks 95 GBP to replace...
01-29-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Koyote

Looks like their 15 year anniversary to me -not...

Looks like their 15 year anniversary to me -not 75 yrs.

I have no idea on the brand, but that is a big bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19,904
Views: 4,316,103
Posted By Miller219

Favero Assioma Uno Pedals + 0 float cleats ...

Favero Assioma Uno Pedals + 0 float cleats
Garmin 530 w/ silicon case + screen protector
Adjustable Mount for Garmin
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,378
Posted By datlas

Agree. I would suggest drop to 75F and 80-85R,...

Agree. I would suggest drop to 75F and 80-85R, but tweak to your conditions.
01-28-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By mibike

You could use a Garmin handheld like an Etrex,...

You could use a Garmin handheld like an Etrex, GPSMAP 64, ect. They use AA batteries and if you use Lithium they work good in the cold. Energizer lithium batteries are rated for -40 to 140 F -40 to...
01-28-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By TMonk

So for the record, I'm in the no bar bag camp,...

So for the record, I'm in the no bar bag camp, but the aero argument won't hold in this sub forum since the bag is used in training. Like I don't care how fast I'm going in training, I ride a TCR...
01-28-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,042
Posted By Sy Reene

I only buy pretty electrical tape.

I only buy pretty electrical tape.
01-28-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By TMonk

<-- over here, shaved legs, rim brakes, no bar...

<-- over here, shaved legs, rim brakes, no bar bag, no gravel bike, tubeless MTB only...

...and I now feel like a luddite! Or old, maybe that's it. Not compared to some of you guys, but at 34...
01-28-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,287
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I told my mother I rode 140 miles, she'd...

If I told my mother I rode 140 miles, she'd probably get upset and ask why I didn't call her. She would have offered to drive me!
01-28-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,287
Posted By pdlamb

If I've got time to tell someone how far or where...

If I've got time to tell someone how far or where I rode, I've probably got time to try to nudge them into getting started. "Why did you stop riding?" "What's keeping you from going for a ride?" ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19,904
Views: 4,316,103
Posted By Sojodave

Everyone needs a blingy top cap ...

Everyone needs a blingy top cap
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Forum: Touring
01-27-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By Happy Feet

Just to clarify. I wouldn't tour at 75%...

Just to clarify.

I wouldn't tour at 75% capacity. That was a pre tour training target. On tour I can do 10 - 12 hours a day with minimal stops. Training that long pre trip is problematic as I...
01-27-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By waterrockets

Talking about the Venge reminds me... I am going...

Talking about the Venge reminds me... I am going to race again next time there's a crit or RR w/in 2 hours...
...
01-27-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,180
Posted By Koyote

Ahem. The Giant webpage...

Ahem.

The Giant webpage (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/talon-2-2021) for this bike clearly pictures it with platform pedals, and the specs indicate the same.

The shop owes the OP a pair of...
01-26-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,042
Posted By tkamd73

I find the best tool is a large rubber mallet,...

I find the best tool is a large rubber mallet, sometimes it takes a few tries, just stuff the excess into the bar, if it’s a lot, I’ll trim it a bit.
Better quality plugs help too, I throw away, the...
01-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By TMonk

what mattm said. We were getting along just fine...

what mattm said. We were getting along just fine without them. I routinely put in 5-6 hour rides with a 20+ degree temperature differential and I manage to carry enough food. The pockets are stuffed...
01-25-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By colnago62

https://images.app.goo.gl/SADNjsqM259a13Rd8 ...

https://images.app.goo.gl/SADNjsqM259a13Rd8

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01-24-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By burnthesheep

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_...

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_switzerland_saint_bernard_d_5798.jpg
01-24-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By mack_turtle

it's also a handy place to hide a long tool that...

it's also a handy place to hide a long tool that you can use to poke your opponent's downtube shifter and Break Away.
01-24-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By mack_turtle

yes, quite a bit more convenient. I still use my...

yes, quite a bit more convenient. I still use my jersey pockets for a few things but it's nice to get that weighed-down, bouncing feeling off my back.
01-24-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By ridethecliche

A hamer so they can drope it when the time is...

A hamer so they can drope it when the time is right.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,403
Posted By rubiksoval

If you can stick through most of a group ride...

If you can stick through most of a group ride with more experienced riders, then that's a good spot. That's far more important than FTP.

Once you get to the point where you can actively...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,403
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm sure you might recall, but I often point...

I'm sure you might recall, but I often point people toward a Dr. Coggan posting on slowtwitch in which he goes similar calculation, I think he got 3.9 or so as his calculation.

All I know is I'm...
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