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09-27-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 975
Posted By ririder

What do you want from life?

What do you want from life?
09-26-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 968
Posted By ririder

I'm not a lawyer. Heck, I didn't even sleep in a...

I'm not a lawyer. Heck, I didn't even sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I tend to think this isn't necessarily true, at least in my neck of the woods. Pedestrians still have some...
09-23-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,994
Posted By ririder

You wash the bottom of your lawnmower when you're...

You wash the bottom of your lawnmower when you're done cutting the grass, don't you...
09-23-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,994
Posted By ririder

My pitbull gets soooo upset when I go for a ride,...

My pitbull gets soooo upset when I go for a ride, he'd probably help the thief get the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,329
Posted By ririder

I've got a 2019 Defy Advanced 2 with the Giant PR...

I've got a 2019 Defy Advanced 2 with the Giant PR 2 wheels and I'm riding on GP5K tubeless without any issues.
09-12-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By ririder

Took it to the trails today

I picked up a Giant Talon earlier in the week. Today I went for my first real trail ride. It was a lot more technical than I thought it would be but I survived. Crashed a couple of times. Nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,685
Posted By ririder

The Defy Advanced 2 is the $2500 model with 105...

The Defy Advanced 2 is the $2500 model with 105 with CF frame. I love mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By ririder

I rode 45 Saturday and tested the limits of...

I rode 45 Saturday and tested the limits of tubeless sealing capabilities with 2 punctures on my rear tire. The first puncture (20 miles into the ride) took a minute to seal but I still had decent...
09-08-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By ririder

Looking for advice

Thanks in advance....
I've been a road bike person for the last couple of decades but have decided to delve into the world of trail riding. I was thinking that I would try to find something used and...
09-04-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By ririder

Hmmmmm

I've been toying with the idea of getting a mountain bike to ride the trails during the colder months. My thinking is that if I'm in the woods, I'd probably be out of the wind. I was perusing CL...
09-02-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,161
Posted By ririder

For my 60th birthday I went from a 2008...

For my 60th birthday I went from a 2008 Specialized Sequoia to a Giant Defy Advanced 2. For my 61st birthday I rode my first imperial century. No regrets.....
Do it!
08-31-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,075
Posted By ririder

I've gotten really tired of trying to give the...

I've gotten really tired of trying to give the explanation for the whole mask thing. If you were really interested in knowing about it I'm sure you'd already know the answer to that so I'm just going...
08-31-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,075
Posted By ririder

A rather unpleasant experience if I recall...

A rather unpleasant experience if I recall through the fog of dilaudid.
08-31-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By ririder

What group is that? I joined NBW at the beginning...

What group is that? I joined NBW at the beginning of the year for group rides only to be denied the opportunity to ride in a group due to Covid. Is there another group out there doing rides? I'm in...
08-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,075
Posted By ririder

Let's see.... R&D electronics engineer or a world...

Let's see.... R&D electronics engineer or a world renown epidemiologist ....hmmmmm, who should I listen to regarding a pandemic??? Decisions decisions.....
08-26-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,138
Posted By ririder

I'll put this here,...

I'll put this here, https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/facebook-youtube-coronavirus/index.html
Also, the group's association with TPP casts just as much doubt as some of the credentials associated...
08-26-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By ririder

Sorry for your loss. They break our hearts when...

Sorry for your loss. They break our hearts when they go, but it's a heartbreak that I'm willing to endure in exchange for what they give.
08-26-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,138
Posted By ririder

you lose all credibility with this alone...

you lose all credibility with this alone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 345,811
Posted By ririder

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Sakonnet River - Tiverton RI
08-23-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,819
Views: 129,727
Posted By ririder

It went well! My wife met me at the halfway point...

It went well! My wife met me at the halfway point with some sandwiches and chocolate milk to keep me from bonking on the way back. No bad dealings with cars, no bike problems. It was a bit of a...
08-23-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,819
Views: 129,727
Posted By ririder

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My first century...yesterday
08-21-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,138
Posted By ririder

Covid-19 is a medical issue, it's only political...

Covid-19 is a medical issue, it's only political because YOU choose to make it one. Many of us look at with the science in mind, but you do you.
08-16-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By ririder

I'm questioning whether the trimming on my 105...

I'm questioning whether the trimming on my 105 r7000 FD is working properly. I bought my bike at the end of 2019. In March I had a problem with my front shifter that resulted in warranty...
08-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,132
Posted By ririder

I never realized riding a bike was this...

I never realized riding a bike was this complicated.
08-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 945
Posted By ririder

I was having a problem with a leak on one of my...

I was having a problem with a leak on one of my tires (Continental GP5K). I mounted these tires on tubeless rims 1500 miles ago. I double checked my sealant which was good and I replaced the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By ririder

I bought a Giant Defy from these guys. They offer...

I bought a Giant Defy from these guys. They offer fitting although I opted to not be fit at this time so I can't say if they're any good.
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07-29-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By ririder

I've seen this theory in several places. I...

I've seen this theory in several places. I typically will ride on average, 100 miles/week now. I'm currently at 2,000 miles for the year. When I do a longer ride, at about the 45 mile mark I really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 345,811
Posted By ririder

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,988
Posted By ririder

I'm not sure what my upper limit is for...

I'm not sure what my upper limit is for temperature yet. I've ridden a lot in the mid 80*f with relatively high humidity. My only complaint so far about riding in hotter temps is when sweat gets in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By ririder

One question I've been thinking about a lot when...

One question I've been thinking about a lot when I ride is, what's the better pressure to prevent the smaller punctures, if that even comes into play.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,123
Posted By ririder

I've been wearing a gater style mask while riding...

I've been wearing a gater style mask while riding since April. I always ride solo and on the road. MUP's around here a too crowded these days. I'll put it in place anytime I'm near anybody else that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By ririder

whoa! That could have ended badly. As far as...

whoa! That could have ended badly. As far as duct tape??? I would opt for gorilla glue instead or maybe flex seal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,013
Posted By ririder

It reeks of elitism. Especially your comment.

It reeks of elitism. Especially your comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,013
Posted By ririder

The nobs are the ones belittling the OP for...

The nobs are the ones belittling the OP for buying tires that meet his needs. They weren't offering opinions,"Wait until you try an actual nice tire" and "My thought as well" are backhanded opinions...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By ririder

Timely post. I've been riding on a B17 for the...

Timely post. I've been riding on a B17 for the last 2000+ miles and I'm ready to call it a day with that saddle. I believe that I may be one of the seemingly small percentage of people that never...
07-06-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By ririder

The irony of this post coming from somebody that...

The irony of this post coming from somebody that apparently jumped out of a perfectly good airplane is rich.
07-01-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,712
Posted By ririder

support the local economy

support the local economy
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By ririder

Caviar for cyclists

Caviar for cyclists
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19,636
Views: 4,182,487
Posted By ririder

I just bought a Garmin Varia RTL515 to improve my...

I just bought a Garmin Varia RTL515 to improve my safety factor out there. I'm going to test it out tonite.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By ririder

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A 40 miler that I did Friday


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06-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By ririder

The bike shop where I just bought my bike from...

The bike shop where I just bought my bike from was right on a MUP so I was able to give it a good ride and not worry about much more than how the bike felt.
06-15-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,432
Posted By ririder

The only thing I disagreed with is the helmet...

The only thing I disagreed with is the helmet thing. I always shake my head when I see someone not wearing a helmet, but I always keep it to myself. What I REALLY don't understand is what I saw...
06-03-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By ririder

I think tying chickens up with zip ties falls...

I think tying chickens up with zip ties falls under the animal cruelty category. Also the constant clucking would surely lure predators I hope you can ride wicked fast because there's lions, tigers...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,817
Posted By ririder

As long as the omelet gets made I don't care what...

As long as the omelet gets made I don't care what she does. :lol:
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,404
Posted By ririder

Fixed it

Fixed it
05-21-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By ririder

Helmets?

Helmets?
05-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 627,316
Posted By ririder

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My Giant Defy Advanced 2. I replaced the saddle with my Brooks B17 and put...
05-14-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,739
Posted By ririder

Iíve been on Strava for a while mostly to keep...

Iíve been on Strava for a while mostly to keep track of myself. Just for ****s and giggles I signed into one of their challenges for the month of May. Something like, ride for 30 hours for the month...
05-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By ririder

I just put a set of Continental GP 5000 TL on my...

I just put a set of Continental GP 5000 TL on my Defy 2 and I'm liking them. They were difficult to get on the rim but after that things went pretty easily. They lost a little pressure overnight on...
05-12-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,194
Posted By ririder

Giant has a speed and cadence setup that will...

Giant has a speed and cadence setup that will mount on the inside of your frame on the left side chain stay. I have this setup on my 2019 Defy 2. You mount a magnetic pickup on a spoke on the rear...
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