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Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By billyymc

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel...

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel bikes was to provide more stupid **** for BF members to argue about.
02-21-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By billyymc

Seems like those Peloton machines are technically...

Seems like those Peloton machines are technically unicycles.
01-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,815
Posted By billyymc

You only ride one wheel - they won't even notice...

You only ride one wheel - they won't even notice you bringing it in.
01-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,442
Posted By billyymc

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with...

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with another human being, while messing around with your bike handling skills. There are far worse ways to spend time!
01-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,806
Posted By billyymc

Surly is a QBP owned brand, as are All-City and...

Surly is a QBP owned brand, as are All-City and Salsa to name a couple others. I believe, but could be wrong, that any shop dealing with QBP (i.e. - any shop) can get you QBP brand bikes. They may...
01-16-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,806
Posted By billyymc

I understand that you missed the intent of my...

I understand that you missed the intent of my post, stating that I asked my local Trek dealer to sell me a Roubaix.
01-16-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,806
Posted By billyymc

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked...

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked if they could get me two different sizes of Roubaix and they said no they couldn't do that for me. I told them they just lost my business.
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,498
Posted By billyymc

Where can I get a rat to drive me around?

Where can I get a rat to drive me around?
11-15-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By billyymc

That happened a couple years ago to my 105 rear...

That happened a couple years ago to my 105 rear shifter. Cleaning it wasn't a solution, as the teeth on the internal mechanisms had worn down to the point where they just slipped instead of shifted....
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,160
Posted By billyymc

There are an estimated 10,000,000,000 galaxies in...

There are an estimated 10,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable universe. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, has an estimated 100,000,000,000 stars in it. If you assume the other galaxies have a similar...
11-09-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,902
Posted By billyymc

haha...I missed this one, did it ever get built?

haha...I missed this one, did it ever get built?
11-09-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By billyymc

Yep the soapy water approach probably would have...

Yep the soapy water approach probably would have found the leak. I had a similar issue a few weeks ago. My tubeless tires had been performing great - sealing up some relatively large punctures that I...
11-03-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,902
Posted By billyymc

I applaud you for the accuracy of your thread...

I applaud you for the accuracy of your thread title.
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10,501
Views: 2,157,861
Posted By billyymc

Good reason to learn to bunnyhop

Good reason to learn to bunnyhop
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,645
Posted By billyymc

I don't use Strava that often. I prefer...

I don't use Strava that often. I prefer ridewithGPS which I do pay an annual fee for - I think it's $50. Earlier this year I picked up a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt because I wanted turn-by-turn capability,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,180
Posted By billyymc

My experience was that without the speed sensor...

My experience was that without the speed sensor the speed displayed on the Bolt jumps around very erratically at times. The speed sensor fixed that when I put it on.

I would presume that the...
Forum: Foo
10-29-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,644
Posted By billyymc

I'm not arguing that there isn't sugar in fruits....

I'm not arguing that there isn't sugar in fruits. My point is that for the MAJORITY of very overweight people, fruits and vegetables aren't what made them very overweight. Fruit Juice is a different...
Forum: Foo
10-28-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,644
Posted By billyymc

Whenever I hear someone talking about Keto (or...

Whenever I hear someone talking about Keto (or before that Atkins) I've heard them talk about cutting out fruits because of the sugar, and cutting out some vegetables that have carbs. But let's be...
Forum: Foo
10-27-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10,501
Views: 2,157,861
Posted By billyymc

No idea, but that picture is NYS.

No idea, but that picture is NYS.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 03:58 AM
10-26-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By billyymc

I had a similar FSA crank on my 2007 Tricross...

I had a similar FSA crank on my 2007 Tricross Comp. After wearing out some chain rings I decided to put a 105 crank on instead of replacing the rings. While it was satisfying to have all Shimano...
10-25-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,592
Posted By billyymc

Join the club! Ha. My buddy and I were actually...

Join the club! Ha. My buddy and I were actually hit BY two deer that ran out of the roadside brush. On a dirt road early morning about six weeks ago. Knocked us both down...one deer had itís legs...
10-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,431
Posted By billyymc

No disagreement that running is a good workout. I...

No disagreement that running is a good workout. I wish I could run better / longer. I can't, or I don't want to.

Let's face it, even a good runner never gets the thrill of descending at 40+ mph...
10-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,431
Posted By billyymc

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in...

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in the middle of the ride!
10-11-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,431
Posted By billyymc

I like to ask my running friends why they never...

I like to ask my running friends why they never learned to ride a bike. Some of them get very defensive of running. It's amazing how serious runners can be. I run a little in the "off" season but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,959
Posted By billyymc

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The...

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The shaft of the screw was only about 1/8 of an inch in diameter. Not quite as dramatic as the picture would imply, but for my first puncture on tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,959
Posted By billyymc

See pic - sealed with the screw in. Pulled the...

See pic - sealed with the screw in. Pulled the screw and it sealed again after I pulled it. To be safe I put a plug in but I think I could have gotten home without the plug.

Tires are 700x38...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,959
Posted By billyymc

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with...

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with tublesss you don't have to stop to fix a flat - it will seal itself while you cleanly outride the pack of wolves.
2 - wolves love orange seal. If they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,483
Posted By billyymc

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before...

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before putting it in the tire?
10-08-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By billyymc

Agree - it's easy to do 100+ feet per mile. ...

Agree - it's easy to do 100+ feet per mile.

OP - this looks like a nice route, but there is SO much of this type of riding in this area that you can easily make a longer trip out of this and keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,294
Posted By billyymc

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get...

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get something out of it.

I do wave at other riders though. If they don't wave at me I come here and complain about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,294
Posted By billyymc

It's no different than a "Like" button on any...

It's no different than a "Like" button on any other social media site.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,294
Posted By billyymc

Is this for real or parody?

Is this for real or parody?
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By billyymc

Dude, have you been to a Retina specialist or...

Dude, have you been to a Retina specialist or not? If not, go now. From the info you've provided it seems like your condition is treatable but you HAVE to go to a retina doc, not just a regular eye...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,312
Posted By billyymc

No matter how much you spend there is likely to...

No matter how much you spend there is likely to be someone faster on something cheaper. And someone slower on something more expensive.

And to the OP - you will be the same speed on either bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By billyymc

I use SOLE brand insoles in my bike shoes, hiking...

I use SOLE brand insoles in my bike shoes, hiking boots, ski boots, rollerblades - anything where I need good solid support. THey come in different types. Not cheap, but way cheaper than custome...
09-25-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By billyymc

You wear them backwards over there.

You wear them backwards over there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,312
Posted By billyymc

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.
09-23-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,692
Posted By billyymc

I recently lost a suspension pivot bolt from my...

I recently lost a suspension pivot bolt from my mountain bike. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't hold a line, and my rear triangle was slapping around noisily.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,371
Posted By billyymc

First, based on everything you've said, I don't...

First, based on everything you've said, I don't think the ride you were doing was unreasonable for you. So I'd chalk it up to having a bad day and move on. If it happens again then maybe think about...
09-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By billyymc

Thanks DrI. All I know is I did a ride with the...

Thanks DrI. All I know is I did a ride with the Bolt on Friday Sept 6. It worked fine, recognizing my turn locations as it always had. Then two days later I did another ride - the first 25 miles of...
09-23-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By billyymc

zacster - I took my wahoo out yesterday and it...

zacster - I took my wahoo out yesterday and it worked fine, back to normal. I can't imagine how Wahoo screwed it up so badly with their last update!

I love the TBT - it's why I bought the unit...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By billyymc

Is your doc telling you the condition is...

Is your doc telling you the condition is permanent? I don't think it is for most people who suffer from it. If you've only seen a regular eye doctor, get yourself to a retina specialist ASAP.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,371
Posted By billyymc

1) Give your pre-ride nutrition more time to...

1) Give your pre-ride nutrition more time to digest and get into your system.

2) What have your rides been like up to this one? Iíd you donít normally do a fair amount of climbing maybe this was...
09-21-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By billyymc

I just updated mine. Doing a ride in the morning...

I just updated mine. Doing a ride in the morning so I'll post back here on the results. It worked fine up until a couple weeks ago.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wahoo-elemnt-users
09-21-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By billyymc

yes, and I don't knwo what Glasnost is! If...

yes, and I don't knwo what Glasnost is!

If the inaccuracy varied - ie. - not always before the turn but sometimes after - it would make more sense to me. It's always about 70 yards before the...
09-21-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By billyymc

Did you ever get any more insight on this? Mine...

Did you ever get any more insight on this? Mine still seems to be off...I'm ready to send it back and try a Garmin. It was working perfectly for the first several rides and now every single turn it...
09-19-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By billyymc

Do you have someone sweep the roads in front of...

Do you have someone sweep the roads in front of you? :)

I've had several punctures in the past couple of weeks, all on my gravel bike. I've come to appreciate my tubeless setup, except for...
09-17-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 52,645
Posted By billyymc

Last weekend I did a ride with lots of gravel,...

Last weekend I did a ride with lots of gravel, including a couple steep gravel descents where the grade was about minus 18%. Can't imagine coming down that on the hoods. Just one of the many times I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 37,114
Posted By billyymc

So back to the original post. Like most questions...

So back to the original post. Like most questions here that get asked in BF, the best answer is "it depends."

Whether a gravel bike will perform well as a road bike for you depends on what you...
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