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08-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By Iride01

I advise against reading a book while cycling....

I advise against reading a book while cycling. <grin>
08-04-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

I've had over a dozen Garmin's of various sorts,...

I've had over a dozen Garmin's of various sorts, Marine, Handheld, Auto, and one Edge. I've never had an issue with any of them that wasn't my misunderstanding of how something was supposed to work...
08-03-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By Iride01

Fats in food don't get along well with my stomach...

Fats in food don't get along well with my stomach on a ride. I stopped at mile 50 or so on my first solo 100 miler and got some greasy fried chicken from a store. Next hour or so was miserable.
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08-03-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By Iride01

Hey good job. Save a gram in 2268 different...

Hey good job. Save a gram in 2268 different places and you've lightened it by over 5 lbs. <grin>
08-03-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

Well I was just curious what was inferior to you...

Well I was just curious what was inferior to you about them. I don't use an Etrex while cycling because it's too big for what I want while cycling. Doesn't make me hate them just because I've no...
08-03-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

If you have six to ten mm between the drops and...

If you have six to ten mm between the drops and the closest part of the freewheel...... maybe. Otherwise you might have to spread the stays to give your dropouts more room. Steel? If not, I...
08-03-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Iride01

What do that say it does that they support with...

What do that say it does that they support with data from trials? Otherwise all I saw on their site was the typical sales-speak of someone trying to hawk their product.

Admittedly, I didn't look...
08-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

You hate something just because it isn't what you...

You hate something just because it isn't what you want?

I've had good service with my 10 year old Edge 500.
08-03-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,508
Posted By Iride01

I thought it laudable that you went out of the...

I thought it laudable that you went out of the box and essentially put out there that it might not be leg cramps but intestinal cramping.

It's always good to come at things from a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By Iride01

With the disparity you are concerned about.... if...

With the disparity you are concerned about.... if I didn't move a decimal the wrong way, over the course of 100 miles (160.9 kilometres) you will be off by 29.4 feet (8.97 metres). Do you need more...
08-03-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By Iride01

Both steady and flashing lights can be annoying...

Both steady and flashing lights can be annoying when they have a large lens or other factors of their design create a sheet of light when the lens hits you square on. There does need to be some...
08-03-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By Iride01

Most all my issues with my Garmin 500 were an...

Most all my issues with my Garmin 500 were an issue with the interface between the saddle and the unit itself. With time it seemed to clear itself up.

I don't know for certain, but it seems when...
08-03-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Iride01

Was something done to the hub? If so, I'd check...

Was something done to the hub? If so, I'd check the measurement of it and between the frame. Maybe he goofed putting it back together. Maybe used parts for another hub.

However if the distance is...
08-02-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By Iride01

If you've been riding with the group for quite a...

If you've been riding with the group for quite a while, say a couple years, and still can't stay with them, then you need to make a decision. Whether that is keep things as they are now, quit the...
08-02-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Iride01

https://youtu.be/QTWBIZQSq8c I can't tell...

https://youtu.be/QTWBIZQSq8c

I can't tell from the video where the movement you talk about really is. But the way you are shaking it, are you sure the axle or wheel bearings aren't too loose?
08-02-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Iride01

Maybe not as needed on a presta, but I use mine...

Maybe not as needed on a presta, but I use mine to ensure that when I put my air chuck on the tire that I am not pushing it down into the rim. I wish my schrader's had such as it takes a lot more...
08-02-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Iride01

For a serious recovery drink within the first 40...

For a serious recovery drink within the first 40 to 60 minutes after a ride, I think it actually gives you reasonable amounts of what you need. And comparing carbs and protein to other drinks touted...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Iride01

There are a lot of brands that surprisingly don't...

There are a lot of brands that surprisingly don't deal with widths. So it get's down to knowing how those brands tend to run. Wide, narrow or in between.

Annoying I know. I like a narrow fit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

I, as in me myself and I did not weigh the same....

I, as in me myself and I did not weigh the same. I, as in my jersey, my shorts my socks and I together weighed the same. There was probably a pound of sweat in my clothes.

I use some of hammer's...
08-02-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By Iride01

I guess my objection is you make the implication...

I guess my objection is you make the implication that I ride clipless just to be a "follower".

Never in my mind was the idea that clipless let me put more power into my pedal revolutions as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Iride01

Are you sure the tooth count on the front and...

Are you sure the tooth count on the front and rear are the same as your other bike?

I see people struggling to pedal their bikes all the time when I ride. They have lower gear ratios available...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

I wonder about that too. Sometimes I find I've...

I wonder about that too. Sometimes I find I've done a long ride with my jersey zipped up and other times I'm zipping it down half way.

I do it because I'm feeling hot. The days I don't do it are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

Yes, that pretty much was the point I was trying...

Yes, that pretty much was the point I was trying to make. I certainly can't prove you wrong and you do now seem to be addressing what I was saying instead of dismissing it.

On my ride yesterday, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Iride01

I used to ride very large frames for my 5'11"...

I used to ride very large frames for my 5'11" size and not being able to get lower on the bike was one of the motivations for me getting a 56cm over a 58cm Tarmac. I was coming from a '91 Parmount...
08-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Iride01

Food for thought..... I see little kids of...

Food for thought.....

I see little kids of your grandson's age riding along as their parents go for a walk. Of course on the streets with motor vehicles as are neighborhood streets, the walker is...
08-01-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,019
Posted By Iride01

I love the look of vintage bikes too. You'll...

I love the look of vintage bikes too. You'll notice in my bike list I have one from the 70's and one from the 90's. I have no issue with rim brakes too, they've always stopped me in time even in...
08-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 966
Posted By Iride01

So based on one incident given by the OP you have...

So based on one incident given by the OP you have decided that the OP should not ride with clipless?

I thought the OP wanted advice on how to fall which I would assume is slightly independent of...
08-01-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Iride01

DuoTrap cadence and wheel sensor works well for...

DuoTrap cadence and wheel sensor works well for my son. He's been using it for 2 maybe 3 years now. However he uses it with a Garmin 820 and a Vivosmart HR. Both ant+.


I thought most Samsungs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

I know, I feel like those villagers long ago that...

I know, I feel like those villagers long ago that said rocks sometimes fall from the sky.

I'm going to ride, I'll be gone for two or three hours. Thankfully it's cooler. Though the humidity will...
07-31-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By Iride01

It's more that they just got a better deal on...

It's more that they just got a better deal on cranksets from them as opposed to another. And if you are looking a anything but the top tier S-works Roubaix or any model from any bike manufacturer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

Then please enlighten me with your knowledge. ...

Then please enlighten me with your knowledge.

I didn't say it in itself cools me, I said it carries away heat. The less heat I have on my body, the more efficiently the evaporative cooling will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

I know you didn't take the opposite position. You...

I know you didn't take the opposite position. You came out swinging at me by telling me I've got the physics wrong. However I'll stand by my initial post. And since you are attributing implications...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

I'm trying to say that wearing a base layer and...

I'm trying to say that wearing a base layer and an outer layer is just going to be absolutely too hot for me to ride in temps over 90°F and maintaining a high effort.

As I said earlier, above...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

Yes, but I think that you are concentrating on...

Yes, but I think that you are concentrating on the theoretical and ignoring other factors by assuming too simple a situation. If you have a base layer soaking up sweat and no where for the heat to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

You are only looking at one aspect of physics,...

You are only looking at one aspect of physics, cooling from evaporation. There is another aspect of physics too, moving the heat away from you.

So letting the sweat which contains a lot of heat...
07-30-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Iride01

I don't know but part of your issue might be that...

I don't know but part of your issue might be that Truvativ doesn't make that short a crank in that model.

Do you have to stay Truvativ? Likely you can change to most any other popular crankset. I...
07-30-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Iride01

If it's a new bike, I highly recommend that you...

If it's a new bike, I highly recommend that you take it in for that first free inspection and tuneup they likely told you to do. If you did that then my apologies for thinking you didn't.

So far,...
07-30-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Iride01

Calculating gear ratios won't tell you if you can...

Calculating gear ratios won't tell you if you can get a bike up a hill if you don't have experience to know what specific gears you need to get up the hill.

Only riding that hill and shifting...
07-30-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Iride01

It doesn't matter what the stuff you've looked up...

It doesn't matter what the stuff you've looked up says you should use for climbing a hill. They don't know how strong and fit you are or aren't. Nor do they know how steep and long that hill is.
...
07-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

Does make for hard reading when you don't...

Does make for hard reading when you don't capitalized beginning sentence letter. Or organize thoughts into paragraphs.

I couldn't make sense of much of the technical details easily so I didn't...
07-30-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 646
Posted By Iride01

Not all bike shops are going to have the same...

Not all bike shops are going to have the same experience level for doing this. You might ask any others nearby or even call and tell them what your got and what your issue is.

Many of the machine...
07-30-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Iride01

Unpaired as in you have to go through the entire...

Unpaired as in you have to go through the entire pairing step sequence when you want to use the other bike? Or are you trying to have both sensors working at the same time?

If it's not holding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

Base layers make sense for hiking and slower...

Base layers make sense for hiking and slower outdoor activities where you might want a more rugged outer clothing to deal with environmental factors. I used to always be particular about my base...
07-29-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Iride01

Maybe take a picture and post it. Being a newbie...

Maybe take a picture and post it. Being a newbie you won't be able to upload it but you can put it on a hosting site and write the URL in the plain text of your next message. Might have to remove...
07-29-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By Iride01

I don't know if it does or doesn't, but I've...

I don't know if it does or doesn't, but I've always imagined that when you lose water through sweat and don't replace it as you can, then some of that sweat is the water in your blood plasma. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,309
Posted By Iride01

I'd think a base layer will just keep more sweat...

I'd think a base layer will just keep more sweat in which in turns means that you are holding more heat next to your body. For anything over 70ºF I'm only wearing one layer.

Even if the sweat...
07-29-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By Iride01

You can connect them all to your PC or Mac and...

You can connect them all to your PC or Mac and using your file explorer, browse to the /garmin/activities folder and see. On some models it's the /garmin/activity folder. On your 305, it might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Iride01

You can find these at a lot of places online. ...

You can find these at a lot of places online. They are very hard to find locally. Cheap and who cares if they get run over or stepped on. Use a cotton towel to clean them and they'll last years. ...
07-29-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Iride01

Which part of your neck? Due to your very...

Which part of your neck? Due to your very straight arms I'd think you have a pain between your shoulder blades in your upper back and some pain or numbness in your wrist and hands. But since you...
07-29-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,661
Posted By Iride01

He said this and someone else says that. And we...

He said this and someone else says that. And we still have people talking about flashing lights at night as if that is what this topic is about. But it's not. Read the OP's title:

Too much...
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