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03-04-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,343
Posted By Riveting

If fun is my mission, then my preference is a...

If fun is my mission, then my preference is a group ride, and with leader speeds slightly above mine, where constantly chasing a wheel and trying to not get dropped is "fun". Getting dropped by...
03-01-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 623
Posted By Riveting

I'm not sure about 4" becoming the norm, but the...

I'm not sure about 4" becoming the norm, but the ebike front wheel kit I got (350 watt Hilltopper) came with wide'ish rim, that required a wide'ish (40mm?) tire. My guess is that a wider tire was...
03-01-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,568
Posted By Riveting

First bike speed was mentioned as a reason to...

First bike speed was mentioned as a reason to strengthen a fork, and now the weight of the bike. Within reason, neither are important. An additional 30-40 lb. difference in rider/bike weight is...
02-26-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,568
Posted By Riveting

What does ebike speed have to do with fork...

What does ebike speed have to do with fork strength? I (as well as pro riders) ride standard road bikes 2-3 times as fast as any Class 2 ebike can go, yet my fork is a standard flimsy QR carbon.
02-25-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By Riveting

It sounds like you and I are/were pretty evenly...

It sounds like you and I are/were pretty evenly matched for 60 mins. That year that I was most fit, on a Zwift big climb, I once did 292 watts for 60 mins, at 3.8 w/kg. But it was around then that I...
02-25-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,053
Posted By Riveting

My PowerTap G3 PM data shows my best 300w effort,...

My PowerTap G3 PM data shows my best 300w effort, on the road, was in 2016, for 6:25 (mins:secs), that same year my best true 60:00 effort was 259 watts at 3.2 w/kg. I was feeling confident in my...
02-18-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,574
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...
02-17-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,574
Posted By Riveting

Missing my category: "Never tried one, and have...

Missing my category: "Never tried one, and have no plans to do so." I like perineum cutouts.
02-15-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,297
Posted By Riveting

Inches and gears are unimportant to me. Keeping a...

Inches and gears are unimportant to me. Keeping a 90 rpm cadence at my current Zone 4 (Threshold) is all that matters, because it's hard, yet comfortable enough for several hours, which is how I...
02-01-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Riveting

Don't worry, I've done this 100's of times on my...

Don't worry, I've done this 100's of times on my Di2, usually when positioning the bike near others and the shifter button gets bumped. If Shimano didn't account for this, it might have been the...
02-01-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Riveting

If their front der. shifted, then the bike wasn't...

If their front der. shifted, then the bike wasn't laying down on the drive side, since the front der. shifter is on the non-drive side. -Sherlock Holmes
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Riveting

The unwritten rule that I heard years ago on BF...

The unwritten rule that I heard years ago on BF when I was looking to buy used, is that a 2 yr old bike that's been gently used, should sell for only 50% of what it cost brand new. Today's market is...
01-29-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Riveting

The reason it may be working for you is because...

The reason it may be working for you is because you may be eating a Clif bar 2.5 hours before your rides ends, which means it's been digested and giving you fuel for those final 60 minutes of the...
01-29-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,005
Posted By Riveting

You learned multiple life lessons that day. Don't...

You learned multiple life lessons that day. Don't loan out your stuff to annoying guys. And don't try to win at chicken, because the winners always lose.
01-29-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Riveting

Be aware that the Clif bar you eat now, is for...

Be aware that the Clif bar you eat now, is for energy that you'll want/need about 1.5 hours after eating it, since those bars are primarily made from complex carbs that take about 90 minutes to be...
01-28-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By Riveting

I'm talking regular stuff in pockets, not over...

I'm talking regular stuff in pockets, not over stuffed. But either way, those pockets and bigger saddle bag are behind me, in my aero wake, creating zero extra aero drag, and in fact the saddle bag...
01-28-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,972
Posted By Riveting

Maybe you're changing your focal point much more...

Maybe you're changing your focal point much more frequently while cycling in a way that you don't while driving. Try not looking at close objects like your bike computer or gears, and then quickly...
01-28-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Riveting

Yup, my ~3 yr old Garmin 520 (that been used and...

Yup, my ~3 yr old Garmin 520 (that been used and recharged 100's of time) dies much more quickly (<2 hr runtime) in the cold (<30 F) than it does at 70 F (~5 hr runtime). On COLD rides longer than...
01-28-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,449
Posted By Riveting

I'm also not a racer, but I do shave my legs (for...

I'm also not a racer, but I do shave my legs (for multiple reasons, none of which are for aerodynamics, like ease of sunscreen application, preparedness for bandage application after falling and...
01-28-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,287
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...
Forum: Introductions
01-28-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Riveting

How can you tell if someone from Colorado is a...

How can you tell if someone from Colorado is a native? Don't worry, just wait a few minutes and they'll tell you!

See you out there!
...
01-27-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,603
Posted By Riveting

I disagree with the "slow falls are the...

I disagree with the "slow falls are the worst...too much time to react...". I was an avid road cyclist for several years before I took up slow technical uphill mtb. It was there that I learned how to...
01-27-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,005
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...
Forum: Foo
01-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,724
Posted By Riveting

And that site is....?

And that site is....?
Forum: Introductions
01-26-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Riveting

Back at you, Hello from Denver, CO! Are you...

Back at you, Hello from Denver, CO!

Are you new to Denver, or just new to this forum, or both?

What kind of riding do you do?
01-26-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By Riveting

I'm getting close to 50 and have been reading...

I'm getting close to 50 and have been reading this sub for years in order to see my future, and it looks bright. I've done Single, Double, and Triple (325 miles in 24 hrs) Imperial Centuries in my...
01-26-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,764
Posted By Riveting

This is also true in the Denver area, technically...

This is also true in the Denver area, technically a high plains desert, with humidity often in the single digits, so there's less moisture to moderate the air temperature. I recorded a 50 F degree...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 433,808
Posted By Riveting

What are you referring to, my pic? If so, the...

What are you referring to, my pic? If so, the Denver metro area has several hundred miles of connected Multi Use Paths like this, that are segregated from the roads. This one was at the top of Mt...
01-25-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,875
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: 4,754
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, 01:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,357
Posted By Riveting

Another year round commuter here, where my...

Another year round commuter here, where my coldest 30 minute commute was 5 F (-15 C). And my coldest Imperial Century (for fun they said???) was on New Years Day in 2018 with the local Rocky Mountain...
01-25-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,279
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: 2,657
Views: 433,808
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,229
Posted By Riveting

No braking, no turning, and only light pedaling...

No braking, no turning, and only light pedaling (if absolutely necessary). And I unclip one foot, just in case I need to dab.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,959
Posted By Riveting

The biggest change I perceived was that because...

The biggest change I perceived was that because the gyms were closed, there were a lot more sketchy novice riders (and their even sketchier kiddos) out there on the multi use paths (MUP) that I...
01-20-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,742
Posted By Riveting

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

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01-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,136
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,015
Posted By Riveting

The efforts are different for sure. But you think...

The efforts are different for sure. But you think downhill skiers don't tuck and coast? Pro riders don't require effort to go 75 mph coming into their turns? Do you also think NASCAR/F1 drivers...
01-12-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,015
Posted By Riveting

So I'm guessing you're also not a fan of Endure...

So I'm guessing you're also not a fan of Endure MTB downhill, or Super-G downhill skiing either?
01-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
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: 1,102
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...
01-12-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,787
Posted By Riveting

I WAS serious about losing my beverages, that ONE...

I WAS serious about losing my beverages, that ONE time. It was a rookie mistake that was never made again, at least not that mistake.
01-11-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,787
Posted By Riveting

I did this once during a flat repair and...

I did this once during a flat repair and unknowingly lost the contents of both water bottles. Consider yourself warned.
01-11-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,608
Posted By Riveting

For many years I used to use a single, wired,...

For many years I used to use a single, wired, earbud in the non-traffic side ear, with the wire going from my phone in the right rear pocket, under the jersey, and to my right ear. But now I've...
01-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
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...
01-06-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,752
Posted By Riveting

You heard right. I have a healthy tolerance "in...

You heard right. I have a healthy tolerance "in general", but that tolerance doesn't seem to include balance and dexterity activities. But my singing, dancing, and joke telling definitely get much...
01-06-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By Riveting

I would also like to hire someone to wipe mine....

I would also like to hire someone to wipe mine. Where do you go to find such a service?
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,941
Posted By Riveting

I've also used old buckets to do exercises, but I...

I've also used old buckets to do exercises, but I fill with them with sand, just in case one were to fall and spill. 30 lbs of sand is a lot easier to clean up than 4-5 gallons of water.
01-06-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By Riveting

I have a BKOOL Pro, and not a Wahoo Kicker, and I...

I have a BKOOL Pro, and not a Wahoo Kicker, and I have the ability to load any .GPX course I create using RWGPS into the BKOOL simulation software, WITHOUT having to have ridden it in the past. This...
01-06-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,752
Posted By Riveting

I've built up a solid tolerance for beer and...

I've built up a solid tolerance for beer and alcohol, and I never have a single drop before riding (or using power tools) because I know alcohol affects my dexterity and motor skills pretty quickly....
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