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06-27-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,217
Posted By billridesbikes

King Cage is a great value and they work great....

King Cage is a great value and they work great. You and plop down $60 and get the titanium version.

Nitto cages look pretty but run between $60-90. I don’t have one, but maybe for the next bike.
06-26-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By billridesbikes

Just ride. Look, there are all kinds of...

Just ride.

Look, there are all kinds of stuff you can buy, but don’t use it as an excuse not to get out and ride.
Right now getting out several times a week, even for a few miles, it most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By billridesbikes

Not going to enter the tire psi debate but riding...

Not going to enter the tire psi debate but riding where the road derbies have accumulated only leads to tears and heartache.

Not only is it strewn with trash and debris but gravel can hide sharp...
06-17-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,610
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, I make myself go. After a few miles I feel...

Yeah, I make myself go. After a few miles I feel better usually.
06-16-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,803
Posted By billridesbikes

No ANT+ on a smart phone, and that’s a deal...

No ANT+ on a smart phone, and that’s a deal breaker for a lot of my older sensors and HRMs.

Also the bike computer will work under more extreme temperatures and weather, as most smart phones will...
06-10-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By billridesbikes

I have two rules for QRs. 1) Never put a...

I have two rules for QRs.

1) Never put a wheel on the bike without properly securing the QR as if you where going to ride it immediately. I have stuck a wheel on and thought I would come back and...
06-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,749
Posted By billridesbikes

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think...

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think they’re past you, then suddenly a whole lot more is happening...
06-06-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,359
Posted By billridesbikes

I hope by the time I’m 60 I’ll have the good...

I hope by the time I’m 60 I’ll have the good sense to act properly in public.
All dude had to do was keep riding, mind his own, and enjoy the day.
06-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 889
Posted By billridesbikes

Many good suggestions here. Since you’re going...

Many good suggestions here. Since you’re going with Ti why not spend a little extra and go custom.

Colorado, Corvid Cycles
https://www.corvidcycles.com/

Portland, Ti Cycles ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By billridesbikes

Climb like Marco

Important to have a strong core and not let it drop as you pedal, this uses a ton of energy. Keep you upper body still and let your legs do the work. Watch some videos of Marco Pantani, who I think...
05-30-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,931
Posted By billridesbikes

[QUOTE=greatscott;21503176] The Varia can't...

[QUOTE=greatscott;21503176]
The Varia can't also detect a car that is directly behind a lead car coming at you.
[\QUOTE]

Simply false. That’s not how it works, the radar will ‘see’ anything...
05-30-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,931
Posted By billridesbikes

Radar is better than a rear view mirror, it...

Radar is better than a rear view mirror, it detects cars long before you can hear them and tells you if there are multiple cars all while not having to look away from the road in front of you. ...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By billridesbikes

Ride my own century or 200km, however I’ll carry...

Ride my own century or 200km, however I’ll carry a little more food than usual this year and route myself through small parks in the towns I pass through where I know there are drinking fountains and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,461
Posted By billridesbikes

This morning, three checkout lanes over, I...

This morning, three checkout lanes over, I noticed someone buying the same brand of flour as me so I gave a friendly wave to show some solidarity especially in times like this where your favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By billridesbikes

So important that while riding you project the...

So important that while riding you project the right amount of je ne sais quoi :)

Check out Atomik wheels. Decent reviews and you get to customize the color of the decals to match your kit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,715
Posted By billridesbikes

You already agreed with Strava that they can do...

You already agreed with Strava that they can do what they want with your data without your input: “Strava may, in its sole discretion, screen, monitor, refuse or remove any (of your data)”. Your...
04-25-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,641
Posted By billridesbikes

Everyone knows that thread is measured in deniers.

Everyone knows that thread is measured in deniers.
04-15-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,471
Posted By billridesbikes

What they are doing is finding used bikes for...

What they are doing is finding used bikes for below what the second hand market will pay and fixing them or flipping them at the market price. If they‘re able to sell the bike at an ‘expensive’ price...
03-29-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,800
Posted By billridesbikes

Those guys always seem to have a guardian angel...

Those guys always seem to have a guardian angel that protects them as they break every traffic law possible, while the cyclist that obeys all the rules of the road gets killed by a giant SUV making...
03-28-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,593
Posted By billridesbikes

Why bleach? Did you guys murder someone and have...

Why bleach? Did you guys murder someone and have to remove all trace evidence? :)
Bleach (NaClO) is corrosive to most metals, and it could also interact with compounds of the epoxy that holds...
03-27-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,568
Posted By billridesbikes

Why do you still stop for stop signs in Oregon if...

Why do you still stop for stop signs in Oregon if you can see you would have the right of way when you arrive? Is it a personal virtue thing or force of habit now?
03-26-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,568
Posted By billridesbikes

or Arkansas or Oregon These three states...

or Arkansas
or Oregon

These three states now allow cyclist to treat stop signs like yield signs.
Next time tell them it’s civil disobedience.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By billridesbikes

72:22 is likely very close to one hour, you could...

72:22 is likely very close to one hour, you could just take 268W as your FTP since the personal power curve usually degrades slowly in the 1-3h range.

You could try interpolation since you have...
03-08-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,715
Posted By billridesbikes

Probably ramp up my Zwift cycling a bit more and...

Probably ramp up my Zwift cycling a bit more and reduce gym visits to only swimming. IMAHO the panic is a little overblown, but the situation is serious. All indications are this isn’t SARS or Ebola...
03-07-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By billridesbikes

I would take it to a clear area where there are...

I would take it to a clear area where there are no big buildings or trees and see if it finds the satellites after a few minutes. I think GPS devices have to learn where they are and then they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By billridesbikes

I see lots of folks setting up tents along the...

I see lots of folks setting up tents along the way in parks in some of the smaller towns but I would check with the Cascade cycling club or the STP website to find out what is allowed and where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By billridesbikes

I’ve only done STP in a single day. It’s only...

I’ve only done STP in a single day. It’s only 202.9 miles and mostly flat, there are no notable climbs. Flat repair kit, CO2, two tubes, and multi-tool are the most you will need. You don’t need a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By billridesbikes

Your profile doesn’t say how old you are, but as...

Your profile doesn’t say how old you are, but as we get older the ligaments in our feet age and cause our feet to get wider over time. You may need to find shoes that are less pointy or wider. For me...
02-10-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,409
Posted By billridesbikes

Preloaded, but occasionally Garmin pushes an...

Preloaded, but occasionally Garmin pushes an update.
02-10-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By billridesbikes

21% grade on a dirt road in the Oregon forest...

21% grade on a dirt road in the Oregon forest after riding 70 miles? I would switch my pedals to SPD because I would be walking that part and hope it’s not too muddy. But that’s just me.
02-06-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By billridesbikes

I plugged some numbers into bike calculator for...

I plugged some numbers into bike calculator for some different splits. I assumed a 180lb rider riding at 300watts steady and then some different splits.

At 300w for both sections
Flat / Hill =...
02-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,265
Posted By billridesbikes

I think it really depends on the instructor or...

I think it really depends on the instructor or class leader. Being a numbers guy I like the classes with power meters the best to track overall effort.

With almost all spin bikes I’ve used you...
02-04-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By billridesbikes

You can pair the Zwift steel bike with the...

You can pair the Zwift steel bike with the classic wheels and then “dress-up” in a vintage kit for a casual Sunday pretend ride! No toe clips however.

...
01-31-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By billridesbikes

Road fatalities in the US are up for all roadway...

Road fatalities in the US are up for all roadway users and that includes cyclists, Pedestrians (https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/06/28/suvs-killing-americas-pedestrians/646139002/), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,649
Posted By billridesbikes

“Campy”, it keeps bike shop employees from trying...

“Campy”, it keeps bike shop employees from trying to pronounce the ‘g’ in Campagnolo. LOL
01-15-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By billridesbikes

Can I suggest one more factor, this uses voltage...

Can I suggest one more factor, this uses voltage vs. SOC relationship to determine the remaining charge in the battery? Depending on how this is done, load on vs. Load off, the internal impedance of...
12-31-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By billridesbikes

Santa Fe has a nice century/ gran fondo in May ...

Santa Fe has a nice century/ gran fondo in May
Santafecentury (http://santafecentury.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,424
Posted By billridesbikes

You’re married to the frame, so get the frame and...

You’re married to the frame, so get the frame and paint scheme you really like and want.

You’re only dating the components, and you can always get different or better ones later.
12-11-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By billridesbikes

Fellow pacific northwester here. I hate the gym...

Fellow pacific northwester here. I hate the gym and my knees can’t take much running. Fortunately, it’s skate ski and cross country ski season here, maybe just a short trip from where you live. Plus,...
12-10-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By billridesbikes

I think starting June 1st the import tariff for...

I think starting June 1st the import tariff for bike parts from China including petals, increased to 25% in addition to the 10% added in 2018. The cost of these tariffs might be finally trickling...
12-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By billridesbikes

Could be really tight hip flexors that are...

Could be really tight hip flexors that are hurting? You could try a form roller to roll yourself out after riding. There are many YouTubes from cyclists on using a form roller. The one from Julie...
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