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10-28-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,406
Posted By Riveting

Training on a bike without a power meter is like...

Training on a bike without a power meter is like going to a gym that has no weights listed on any of the equipment. In either scenario, it's still possible to train by feel, but it's a lot easier to...
10-18-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,388
Posted By Riveting

I quit when I got custody of my son, the summer...

I quit when I got custody of my son, the summer before he started high school. He was an aspiring athlete, and I didn't want him to see me being an advocate of smoking. I haven't smoked since, and...
10-05-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By Riveting

Look for arm warmers, jackets, gloves, and...

Look for arm warmers, jackets, gloves, and bib-pants with the Windstopper™ technology. Those, along with Shimano MW80 Gore-Tex winter shoes, Woolie Boolie socks, and chemical toe warmers across the...
10-04-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Riveting

Hey David, first we met on BKOOL, then Strava,...

Hey David, first we met on BKOOL, then Strava, and now BikeForums! Nice comparison of the two apps. I'm now forced to do indoor riding only for the next 6 months (due to the risk of falling while...
Forum: Introductions
10-04-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Riveting

For randonneuring and brevets, check out the...

For randonneuring and brevets, check out the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club (RMCCrides.com)
10-01-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By Riveting

The touch screen on my 800 stopped working after...

The touch screen on my 800 stopped working after a few years, I'm guessing from riding below in some wet winter conditions, that dropped below freezing during the ride, causing the water/ice to...
10-01-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Riveting

I've had my PT G3 hub for about 4-5 years now,...

I've had my PT G3 hub for about 4-5 years now, with about 17,000 miles on it, and some 5 sec. sprints at about 1,050 watts. With the 3 sec. avg. setting (Garmin 520) it's been flawless, and still...
10-01-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Riveting

I routinely ride the south western part of the...

I routinely ride the south western part of the Highline Canal Trail (Chatfield to Greenwood Village) on my road bike with 28's, though the MTB with 58's is much more stable, especially when they add...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,778
Posted By Riveting

I also had a hard time finding someone to...

I also had a hard time finding someone to describe the failure I was experiencing, which is why I decided to share my details. I'm glad it helped you out.

I'm not sure what the warranty on parts...
09-08-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By Riveting

On the trainer, I use 10-15% more pressure than...

On the trainer, I use 10-15% more pressure than I'd use on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,420
Posted By Riveting

Is it also illegal for a deaf person to ride a...

Is it also illegal for a deaf person to ride a bike where you live?
09-06-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 47,954
Posted By Riveting

Drop bars are merely an entry-level illusion to...

Drop bars are merely an entry-level illusion to looking racy. True raciness means getting aero-bars and riding those MUPs at speeds so fast that the complaints of the peds can't reach your ears!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 300,244
Posted By Riveting

The East Bay Bike Path is one of my favorites

The East Bay Bike Path is one of my favorites
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 300,244
Posted By Riveting

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08-23-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,417
Posted By Riveting

To be fair, that crash had nothing to do with...

To be fair, that crash had nothing to do with lack of MUP courtesy, nor was it due to excess testosterone or speed. A rider simply came in minor pedal contact with another rider they were with, which...
08-20-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By Riveting

I think your FTP of 3.4 w/kg is off by a lot. It...

I think your FTP of 3.4 w/kg is off by a lot. It took me years of dedicated hard training to get to an FTP of 3.0 w/kg (233 watts at 76 kg/168 lbs, and maybe 15% body fat), riding 5-6 days a week,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By Riveting

I no longer do the typical pay-for rides, but I...

I no longer do the typical pay-for rides, but I still pay the big money for certain types that include a closed course. The 5 Boro Tour is a 100% closed course through NYC, including major highways...
08-19-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,784
Posted By Riveting

What's the downside to driving your car up those...

What's the downside to driving your car up those same hills at 10 mph in 5th gear?
08-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,849
Posted By Riveting

Tell the spouse to look at it this way: the gym...

Tell the spouse to look at it this way: the gym membership that you have currently is about $1,080 for 3 years (assuming $30/month), which you can now cancel and save that money instead. And then you...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,947
Posted By Riveting

And if you ride without fear, you probably...

And if you ride without fear, you probably shouldn't ride.
Forum: Northeast
08-15-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,947
Posted By Riveting

Be careful what you wish for. Some of the rural...

Be careful what you wish for. Some of the rural back roads in New England can be a double edged sword. Yes, they may have a small amount of traffic, but on the other hand those few cars may not be...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,558
Posted By Riveting

Why is that so incredible to you? My math shows...

Why is that so incredible to you? My math shows that's about $11,900 per adult (252M adults) which is pretty low compared to their student loan, car loan, or home mortgage.
08-15-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,318
Posted By Riveting

I used to get a numb member using a stock...

I used to get a numb member using a stock Trek/Bontrager saddle and just 40 miles of riding. I then got a pro fit that included a measurement of my sit bones using a memory foam device, and I was...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,911
Posted By Riveting

My very basic formula for guesstimating ride...

My very basic formula for guesstimating ride duration: (assumes a solo endurance distance avg. speed of ~17mph)
Every 25 miles = 1.5 hours
Every 1,000' of elevation = .5 hours

So a ride that's...
08-15-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By Riveting

The existence of a camera on your bike (or in a...

The existence of a camera on your bike (or in a convenience store) doesn't offer direct protection, just as the existence of a police force in your town doesn't offer direct protection. Both are used...
08-14-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,371
Posted By Riveting

Much, much stiffer penalties for hit and runs,...

Much, much stiffer penalties for hit and runs, along with more rear facing HD cameras on bikes, will reduce these incidents. Eventually.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,755
Posted By Riveting

I rarely go on unscripted rides, use as much tech...

I rarely go on unscripted rides, use as much tech on the bike as possible (Di2, power meter, GPS route navigation), do lots of group rides, and log onto Strava after every ride to check for PR's. To...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,755
Posted By Riveting

Yup, getting segment PR's while ALSO maintaining...

Yup, getting segment PR's while ALSO maintaining 18-20+ mph for the entire ride is a lot more difficult, and a lot more rewarding, IMHO. And investing in a power meter will allow you to reap the...
08-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Riveting

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07-27-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,534
Posted By Riveting

To me, almost all sports are somewhat boring to...

To me, almost all sports are somewhat boring to watch, live and/or in-person. Same plays over and over and over again, some successful, some not, over and over. To me, it's not the actual scoring...
07-23-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Riveting

I had a Di2 11sp RD fail on me earlier this...

I had a Di2 11sp RD fail on me earlier this season with the exact symptoms you're having (mine had 12,500 hard miles on it). It's toast. Bring $280 to your LBS and get another one installed.
07-23-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,300
Posted By Riveting

$750 in your pocket should get you a 2 year old...

$750 in your pocket should get you a 2 year old gently used bike, that was $1500 when it was new.
07-23-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By Riveting

I cut my steerer tube 3 times, and it's still too...

I cut my steerer tube 3 times, and it's still too short.
07-22-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,560
Posted By Riveting

All of my knee pain is just below the kneecap, so...

All of my knee pain is just below the kneecap, so I'm not the best help.

Scraping is done while seated, and not while climbing out of the saddle.

Try an equally long day without doing any out...
07-22-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,530
Posted By Riveting

We don't need no stinking robot....Self Riding...

We don't need no stinking robot....Self Riding Bike
07-14-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,824
Posted By Riveting

The divorce just means you have more time to ride.

The divorce just means you have more time to ride.
07-14-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By Riveting

^^ Doing a bike swap isn't always recommended...

^^ Doing a bike swap isn't always recommended with 1 km to go.
07-12-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,620
Posted By Riveting

Seriously, use a "line beam...

Seriously, use a "line beam (https://www.laserpoints.com/shop-by-application/line-beam-laser.html)" laser pointer down the middle of the tire, and down the middle of the stem, then adjust stem to...
07-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,855
Posted By Riveting

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07-09-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,906
Posted By Riveting

9 miles at 15 mph was a "good" ride for me (at...

9 miles at 15 mph was a "good" ride for me (at the time 50 lbs overweight, an ex-pack-a-day-smoker, and high BP) when I got back to cycling by commuting to work 7 years ago. Just stick with it and...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By Riveting

^^ I use hot wax for chain lube, so, nope

^^ I use hot wax for chain lube, so, nope
07-09-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,743
Posted By Riveting

Gravel is like the Goldilocks of cycling, easier...

Gravel is like the Goldilocks of cycling, easier than mtb, and harder than road.
07-09-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,099
Posted By Riveting

A wise cyclist once told me: Save the speed for...

A wise cyclist once told me: Save the speed for the uphills
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,861
Posted By Riveting

According to the criteria, it would be the...

According to the criteria, it would be the cyclist behind the draft car at 183 mph. Until someone can invent a velodrome in a vacuum.
07-08-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,675
Posted By Riveting

I also shave the legs to aid in the re-usability...

I also shave the legs to aid in the re-usability of EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) electrode pads, as well as the other advantages mentioned: road rash bandage application/removal, sunscreen...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,616
Posted By Riveting

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack...

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack only to discover that the key to the roof rack was on the other key ring, still at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,664
Posted By Riveting

Being a much heavier rider relative to the rest...

Being a much heavier rider relative to the rest of the group (40-70 lbs more), I end up being a RunUpDriftBacker on the hills. My weight advantage is on the downhills, so that's where I go hard, pass...
06-30-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,207
Posted By Riveting

I fall a lot in slow technical uphill climbs in...

I fall a lot in slow technical uphill climbs in mtb, because I don't want to stop pedaling or take my foot off the pedals (aka dab) both of which will cause a loss of momentum, but that means I stall...
06-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,860
Posted By Riveting

A FREE bike that doesn't fit is not a good deal.

A FREE bike that doesn't fit is not a good deal.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,139
Posted By Riveting

In the late winter when it's still close to...

In the late winter when it's still close to freezing, but with lots of snow melt, on the road bike I'll often mount a cheapie plastic clip on front fender if I want to keep my feet from getting too...
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