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Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,067
Posted By dagray

So you are like me and keep a stash of Dixon...

So you are like me and keep a stash of Dixon Tyconderoga #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) pencils so you can fix your tapes.... Now to your comments about...
10-10-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,297
Posted By dagray

Break Away (2017) on Amazon Prime. It was pretty...

Break Away (2017) on Amazon Prime. It was pretty good for the type of movie it was (inspirational fiction) as it was more of a drama and not like the cycling movies made in the 1980s.
10-10-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By dagray

I have used aerotechdesigns for bib shorts. They...

I have used aerotechdesigns for bib shorts. They are good, but I prefer Endura or Bellwether for bib shorts. For jerseys I have one Aerotech designs that fits a bit loose (again good quality), and...
10-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,444
Posted By dagray

I did a comparison between BKool and Zwift in the...

I did a comparison between BKool and Zwift in the electronics section of this forum.

I love BKool's ability to import ride data directly from Strava (but you have to have premium accounts in both...
10-09-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By dagray

I did my comparison using the BKool app/program...

I did my comparison using the BKool app/program to control my trainer using a route I had ridden in real life as BKool will import your ride data from Strava if you have a premium account with Strava...
10-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By dagray

Comparing abilities now vs. 31 years ago

So in high school the bicycle was my main form of transportation. I did have a car that was driveable for about six months of my senior year, but I ended up getting hit while I was making a left...
10-09-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 585
Posted By dagray

I looked at my calorie count for a 10 mile Zwift...

I looked at my calorie count for a 10 mile Zwift ride compared to a 30 mile ride outdoors, and the calories burned were almost the same.

This is due to more hills in Zwift, and also more...
10-09-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By dagray

I may have to break out the trainer this weekend...

I may have to break out the trainer this weekend as I won't have anyone to rescue me should I have a mechanical failure or just run out of juice. It is currently 40 degrees outside which is about...
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By dagray

Was it birds tweeting or was it an album by The...

Was it birds tweeting or was it an album by The Byrds playing?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,609
Posted By dagray

I would love to have an e-bike with the pedal...

I would love to have an e-bike with the pedal assist as I can see one increasing the distance of my rides, but I couldn't in good conscience take a KOM or even a PR with one due to not being...
Forum: Foo
10-08-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By dagray

A birdy just flew by and poo pooed in my eye; Gee...

A birdy just flew by and poo pooed in my eye; Gee I'm glad cows don't fly.
10-08-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By dagray

Very cool. Thank you. My dad still lives in...

Very cool. Thank you.

My dad still lives in Albany and runs a furniture refinishing business. The old Gray's Home Furnishings on the corner of 2nd and Ellsworth was my grandpa's store.

I rode...
10-08-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By dagray

When did Albany get a bike show? I ask as I grew...

When did Albany get a bike show? I ask as I grew up there (graduated West Albany High in 1988). Also got my first real bike (one not pieced together with parts found in the junkyard and...
10-07-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By dagray

Those look like Rolf Prima wheels by the way the...

Those look like Rolf Prima wheels by the way the spokes are indexed. Great wheels. I ride their Vigor RS (OEM) wheels which are 24 spoke front and 24 spoke rear, and I weigh 365 pounds. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,609
Posted By dagray

I played with a cruiser style ebike the other day...

I played with a cruiser style ebike the other day when I was buying my youngest son his first geared bike (Raleigh Talus 27.5 inch wheels), and I really can see the advantage to them for someone like...
10-05-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,229
Posted By dagray

I have a Giant "Control Tower" floor pump that...

I have a Giant "Control Tower" floor pump that works great. Using it to fill the air reservoir on the Giant "control tank" makes seating the bead on tubeless tires effortless.
10-04-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By dagray

I already am having more energy after making some...

I already am having more energy after making some changes and talking to a health care professional... I did buy a narrower saddle that seems to not create a saddle sore every time I ride, and soon...
10-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By dagray

What a great idea. This could be done with the...

What a great idea. This could be done with the end point being the local mom and pop burger joint that has ice cream. We only have 3300 people in our town according to the city limit sign, next...
10-04-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By dagray

Good for you :) I am trying to get a 12 mile...

Good for you :)

I am trying to get a 12 mile group ride set up in our community as I think it would be a great way to help educate our kids about bike safety, and a great way to get us adults into...
10-04-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By dagray

Danged lawyers indeed. I bought the Tax-X...

Danged lawyers indeed.

I bought the Tax-X smart trainer as I had been on a Tac-X trainer when I did my bike fit and knew it would hold up. Before that I bought my BKool Pro trainer as it didn't...
10-04-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By dagray

We are running quickly into the indoor riding...

We are running quickly into the indoor riding season with higher winds, rain, and cold weather.

I my last two years have been very low miles, but I am going to work on picking up my mileage even...
10-04-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By dagray

Comparison of two apps/programs to control your smart trainer

The two apps I use to control my smart trainer (formerly a BKool Pro 1st generation, and now a Tac-X Genius) are the BKool app available at BKool.com and Zwift available at Zwift.com.

There are...
10-03-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By dagray

Unfortunately I am too fat for the Wahoo...

Unfortunately I am too fat for the Wahoo trainers. So I upgraded my BKool Pro (wheel on trainer) to a Tac-X "Genius" as the Tac-X has more resistance capability and is smoother.
10-03-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By dagray

BKool with the premium account (about $120.00 per...

BKool with the premium account (about $120.00 per year) allows you to import your rides from Strava and Garmin Connect so you can ride them indoors and even race yourself. You can also set up bots...
10-03-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By dagray

You might try the BKool app to control your...

You might try the BKool app to control your trainer too... with BKool I can import my rides from Strava and ride the routes again that I physically rode outside. I can even race myself or others...
10-03-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,882
Posted By dagray

Exercise, fun, and to challenge myself. Also...

Exercise, fun, and to challenge myself. Also riding helps me to clear my head, manage my diabetes (type 2), and maintain my weight.
10-02-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By dagray

Cheaper offerings are always a gamble. Sometimes...

Cheaper offerings are always a gamble. Sometimes the fit is as advertised, and sometimes the fit is made for a teenage Japanese girl.

Aerotechdesigns.com has some inexpensive riding gear for us...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By dagray

you might also try the Maxxis Padrone tubeless...

you might also try the Maxxis Padrone tubeless tire. I ride a 700x25 at 105-110 pounds of pressure and these tires are rated at 125 psi maximum. I also weigh 365 and have had no real issues with...
10-01-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,411
Posted By dagray

I started at 395 on a road bike and was breaking...

I started at 395 on a road bike and was breaking spokes and getting flats. The reason was that the wheels weren't sturdy enough for my weight.

I upgraded my wheels from 28 spokes to 32 spokes and...
10-01-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By dagray

It was in the high 50s yesterday afternoon... we...

It was in the high 50s yesterday afternoon... we have a cold snap that came in, and this weather has brought snow to our mountains here in eastern Oregon.

It is almost time to break out the...
09-30-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,064
Posted By dagray

Well I took my youngest son down to the bike shop...

Well I took my youngest son down to the bike shop with his little BMX bike (he is nine) and got him a mountain bike as kids can be tough on bikes (jumping curbs, and such).

I picked up a Raleigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,827
Posted By dagray

hdmi cable to your tv :)

hdmi cable to your tv :)
09-28-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By dagray

we are very rural in NE Oregon living in...

we are very rural in NE Oregon living in Boardman, and we send him to Ione, OR for school. His school doesn't have a Safe Route program, but that is a great idea.

I did just send an email to his...
09-28-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By dagray

Bought my youngest son a new bike

My youngest son is nine and has outgrown his 20 inch BMX bike so my wife and I took him to our local bike shop with his old bike.

I told him to ask the mechanic (a friend of mine) to stretch the...
09-27-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By dagray

You have to ride a bike made out of steel I-beam...

You have to ride a bike made out of steel I-beam at 300 pounds.

Actually you probably can ride carbon fiber as I ride my carbon fiber road bike and I weigh 365 pounds.

Gravel shouldn't be too...
09-27-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By dagray

I know that the Cateye Stealth would track at...

I know that the Cateye Stealth would track at least two bikes and allow for two different tire sizes. I too keep my phone in my pocket.

I uploaded the Cateye to Strava and that way didn't worry...
09-27-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By dagray

I will be joining your ranks in April

I will be 50 in April 2020 so I will be joining your ranks. I am a superclyde at 6'3" and 365 pounds.

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in August 2012 I was living a very sedentary life...
09-27-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,695
Posted By dagray

The answer is a smart trainer used with either...

The answer is a smart trainer used with either BKool, Zwift or another training platform that allows you to ride your bicycle inside.

I use BKool because it allows me to import my rides from...
09-27-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By dagray

I think a Cateye wireless computers would be...

I think a Cateye wireless computers would be less expensive than four basic computers.

I used the Cateye Stealth for a long time before upgrading to my Garmin 820.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,273
Posted By dagray

Ride the bike you bought and enjoy it if it feels...

Ride the bike you bought and enjoy it if it feels right when you ride.

Heck I purchased a new (never ridden) 2013 Orbea Orca in January 2015 because I wanted a nice bike and the price was right. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,665
Posted By dagray

I purchased a Selle SMP "Evolution" saddle in...

I purchased a Selle SMP "Evolution" saddle in red, a set of flat pedals for my mountain bike, and a tire sealant injector for my tubeless road tires.
09-26-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By dagray

The Phantom Tollbooth - a great book for kids and adults

So I am reading The Phantom Tollbooth to my youngest son who is nine right now, and we are both enjoying the wit, simile, metaphor, and word play.

This is not my first time reading this book, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By dagray

I use the yellow Superfeet insoles in my cycling...

I use the yellow Superfeet insoles in my cycling shoes and the green Superfeet insoles in my everyday work boots.

Takes away the effects of Planters Fasciitis.
09-26-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By dagray

Trulicity is supposed to help your body's insulin...

Trulicity is supposed to help your body's insulin response by making your body use insulin more efficiently. It also slows your GI tract down so you aren't as hungry.

Trulicity isn't as...
09-26-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By dagray

I wonder if the local DMV (one town over) could...

I wonder if the local DMV (one town over) could get enough of the booklets on cycling/pedestrian rules of the road to the local elementary schools. If the schools would hand them out to the kids to...
09-25-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By dagray

How do you get a comunity aware of cycling and pedestrian laws?

I live in a town of 3300 people (yes there are more cows than people in my town). I have been noticing many people especially teenagers riding against traffic and not wearing helmets (mandatory...
09-25-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By dagray

I picked up the TacX Genious which is a wheel on...

I picked up the TacX Genious which is a wheel on smart trainer as I am too heavy for the wheel off style smart trainers.

I need to use it more :)
Forum: Foo
09-24-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By dagray

My dishwasher quit. She didn't even leave a...

My dishwasher quit. She didn't even leave a forwarding address.


That said I replaced my Maytag with another Maytag as I had gotten over 10 years of use on the last one.
09-24-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By dagray

I tried Trulicity, but it slowed my GI tract down...

I tried Trulicity, but it slowed my GI tract down enough that I had a massive gas bubble in my chest around the Zyphoid Process and diarrhea.

My numbers are really not great as my A1C has been...
09-17-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By dagray

Sidi shoes has a line of "Mega" which are their...

Sidi shoes has a line of "Mega" which are their wide shoes.
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