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04-17-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,346
Posted By rsbob

I ride my Infinito endurance bike on gravel...

I ride my Infinito endurance bike on gravel regularly *rail/trail conversions’. Probably 90% road and 10% trail. For serious single track downhill riding its my Trek mtn bike all the way.

...
04-17-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By rsbob

Ditto! I was looking for a specific used make...

Ditto! I was looking for a specific used make and model car with certain options. I found one in Illinois and because it was not a desirable color (black, gray, silver, white, dark blue) it was $3K...
04-16-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 669
Posted By rsbob

Any flats?

Any flats?
04-16-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By rsbob

Bait and snitch? Have to agree that too many...

Bait and snitch?

Have to agree that too many innocent threads degenerate into ugliness. :( There is absolutely no reason why people can’t be decent, but the thread still has time to get into the...
04-16-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 969
Posted By rsbob

Yikes! We still have one up stairs collecting...

Yikes! We still have one up stairs collecting dust
04-16-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By rsbob

If I were a mature male (as evidenced by my post...

If I were a mature male (as evidenced by my post above) I would not care about color but just ergonomics and performance. But I have always had an artistic and creative side where color, light,...
04-16-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 965
Posted By rsbob

Thank goodness you snuck that f in shift or it...

Thank goodness you snuck that f in shift or it would be a different thread.
04-16-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By rsbob

I really like Trader Joe’s spray-on sunscreen...

I really like Trader Joe’s spray-on sunscreen which is top rated by Consumer Reports. I spray it on my balding noggin, neck, arms and legs. It is almost ridiculously easy to put on. Then I use...
04-16-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 681
Posted By rsbob

i can be thick as a brick at times so appreciate...

i can be thick as a brick at times so appreciate the reality check. Always enjoy a good chuckle.

As for e-bike unlove, they are banned from a good number of local single track trails. As a mtn...
04-16-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 611
Posted By rsbob

As the poll starter, I was curious about...

As the poll starter, I was curious about outcomes. For 40 years I never had a bike fit. Never needed or wanted one. Got a new bike last year and set it up like my old bike but developed issues...
04-16-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 681
Posted By rsbob

my wife was an avid cyclist and we used to do...

my wife was an avid cyclist and we used to do many rides including centuries until she developed a severe case of RA. It was far too painful for her to ride so she gave it up for 7 years until she...
04-14-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 681
Posted By rsbob

I want what he’s smoking.

I want what he’s smoking.
04-14-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 678
Posted By rsbob

Favorite past cars 73 Capri V6, 72 and 73 911s....

Favorite past cars 73 Capri V6, 72 and 73 911s. Total cars 11 (have a ‘71 914-6), bikes 6 and holding

Have only bought 2 of those cars new. I let others take the depreciation hit for me.
04-13-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 611
Posted By rsbob

Did You Get a Bike Fit?

Have you had a professional bike fit and if you did, was it beneficial?
04-13-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 572,368
Posted By rsbob

Rode forest, city, lake side, country roads and...

Rode forest, city, lake side, country roads and stopped to snap this
...
04-13-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By rsbob

Used Sustain gel drops (not the night time ones)...

Used Sustain gel drops (not the night time ones) on my windy ride today. Works great.
04-13-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 164,567
Posted By rsbob

49.72 miles 1700’ climbing. Ran over a 1.5’...

49.72 miles 1700’ climbing. Ran over a 1.5’ snake.

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04-13-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,194
Posted By rsbob

You may want to find a more realistic ‘friend’. ...

You may want to find a more realistic ‘friend’. Life is full of disappointments and being passed is off the low end of the scale for most sentient beings.
04-09-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By rsbob

Helping tubeless people seat new tires on the...

Helping tubeless people seat new tires on the rims. :D
04-09-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,050
Posted By rsbob

Very true, especially when I am doing an average...

Very true, especially when I am doing an average of 21-22 MPH and get passed by some “fit” rider doing 24-25, and I have to sprint to catch their wheel. I feel so cheap, weak and dishonest....
04-09-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,587
Posted By rsbob

When I was 32, my average for 1 nano-second on...

When I was 32, my average for 1 nano-second on the flats with no tail wind was 32MPH. Then I retreated back to my 20 average after barfing up a lung or two.
04-08-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,951
Posted By rsbob

i used those on my Schwinn Varsity in high...

i used those on my Schwinn Varsity in high school. Haven’t seen those in decades. Always wondered about the drag created.

Used Mr Tuffys for decades and have had lots of flats with them but was...
04-07-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By rsbob

My wife saw a woman pushing her road bike up a...

My wife saw a woman pushing her road bike up a busy road and stopped and asked if she needed help, since my wife can patch tubes, etc. Thewoman said ‘no’ she was only a mile from home and didn’’t...
04-07-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,165
Posted By rsbob

Never understand why parents would burden their...

Never understand why parents would burden their children with strange names or weird spellings which last a life time.

Fredlord forgot another supreme act of selfishness, refusing to wear a mask...
04-06-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By rsbob

Magnificent. Thank you for sharing the link

Magnificent. Thank you for sharing the link
04-05-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,772
Posted By rsbob

No worries whatsoever. What counts is that you...

No worries whatsoever. What counts is that you are here and contributing. I am on several car forums and have never seen the word troll so used and mostly abused as here. My theory is that it is...
04-05-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25,814
Views: 2,611,181
Posted By rsbob

29 miles, mostly tarmac 4 gravel. 58* and sunny

29 miles, mostly tarmac 4 gravel. 58* and sunny
04-05-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 475
Posted By rsbob

Cycling Your Primary or Secondary Activity?

What are your primary, secondary and tertiary outdoor activities?

For me:

1. Definitely Cycling for fitness and cardio
2. Hiking is something that revitalizes my soul
3. Downhill skiing for...
04-04-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By rsbob

An e-bike trike with a large cargo carrying box...

An e-bike trike with a large cargo carrying box would be a step in the right direction for those not plagued by snow or tons of rain. Not exactly what the author was advocating but when hauling a 35...
04-04-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By rsbob

From what I have read, long-haulers are but small...

From what I have read, long-haulers are but small percentage. May the odds be with you!
04-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By rsbob

Dollar constraints?

Dollar constraints?
04-04-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,050
Posted By rsbob

No offense Larry but I really dont know you well...

No offense Larry but I really dont know you well enough to say. Any other questions?
04-04-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,587
Posted By rsbob

It depends. Need the following: Percent...

It depends. Need the following:

Percent grade
Barometric pressure
Ambient temperature
gear combination
type of bike
tubed or tubeless
aero clothing?
just eaten a big meal or not
04-04-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,050
Posted By rsbob

“up” being a figure of speech on a family forum.

“up” being a figure of speech on a family forum.
04-04-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,772
Posted By rsbob

Five people have answered the OP’s question and...

Five people have answered the OP’s question and the rest have answered like they were stoned. :D

So to join the ranks of the stoned; I would never do it because I enjoy the feeling of speed and...
04-04-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By rsbob

The area is indeed beautiful and very green for a...

The area is indeed beautiful and very green for a reason. The Olympic area is designated as a rain forest. If you do this, get fenders and full rain gear because in Wa, you never know unless you...
04-04-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25,814
Views: 2,611,181
Posted By rsbob

Haven’t ridden in 5 days after getting 12 yards...

Haven’t ridden in 5 days after getting 12 yards of garden mulch delivered for our steep property. Have 5 yards to go. Probably should take a day off and get one in.
04-04-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,332
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Views: 493,865
Posted By rsbob

Oh no! I was born in 54 so I must be a real...

Oh no! I was born in 54 so I must be a real interloper. ;) So what pre-dated boomers? America’s greatest generation? If so, with gen X,Y, Z we are running out of letters.
04-03-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,128
Posted By rsbob

And what one word describes the words to, too,...

And what one word describes the words to, too, two if explained to a non-English speaker? Only a wanker would ask that.
04-02-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,050
Posted By rsbob

If people want to draft, I’m cool with it, but...

If people want to draft, I’m cool with it, but they need to run 18 to 20, so its usually more experienced guys. *Then there are those that blow by me doing 24. I did club rides for many years and...
04-01-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By rsbob

Retro is cool but also extremely dangerous in...

Retro is cool but also extremely dangerous in this regard. Your noodle should be in the latest greatest SNELL /ANSI rated helmet and your antique proudly mounted forever in a frame.
04-01-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By rsbob

Listened to a female multiple marathoner who had...

Listened to a female multiple marathoner who had COVID long haul, who after 6 months barely has the energy to walk from room to room and sleeps far more. Heart rate has changed dramatically and now...
03-30-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,501
Posted By rsbob

Get a bike rack and drive your bike to a nice...

Get a bike rack and drive your bike to a nice safe place to ride. A minor inconvenience for your sanity and possibly avoiding a prison sentence for assault.
03-30-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,501
Posted By rsbob

your wife was more right. Better to give a...

your wife was more right. Better to give a little extra room than too little. Besides the yellow line is not made of gold. Now tell her she has ally on the board.
03-30-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,587
Posted By rsbob

Don’t fool yourself. You are DEFINITELY racing.

Don’t fool yourself. You are DEFINITELY racing.
03-30-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,587
Posted By rsbob

:speedy: About this fast. Maybe faster when the...

:speedy: About this fast. Maybe faster when the surface is smooth.
03-30-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By rsbob

Congratulations. You are now a full member in...

Congratulations. You are now a full member in good standing on this forum. :fred:
03-28-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 164,567
Posted By rsbob

A whopping 12 miles in a monsoon. 6 miles out my...

A whopping 12 miles in a monsoon. 6 miles out my feet were squishing in my shoes which is as much fun as putting on a wet bathing suit. The fun thing was tasting the stream of salt washing out of...
03-27-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 164,567
Posted By rsbob

Wow, mileages for the gang are picking up. Way...

Wow, mileages for the gang are picking up. Way to go!

Today, the big goose egg. Yesterday, 52.8 miles 2,300’ climbing.
03-27-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,406
Posted By rsbob

I jive at 65.

I jive at 65.
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