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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By Wildwood

On semi-rural paved trail, I saw an oncoming...

On semi-rural paved trail, I saw an oncoming rider on a flat bar road bike (strobe light flashing) pedaling with his knees splayed extremely wide.
His yelled advice to me was "Get a helmet", ...
06-23-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Wildwood

In my experience these large SLX frames ride very...

In my experience these large SLX frames ride very smoothly, if every tube is SLX.
Mine is an EM Corsa Extra. Lascauxcaveman has a similarly sized E.Merckx in SLX.

Not sure if that steep HT angle...
06-21-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By Wildwood

Tech always has bugs and quirks. Add in wireless...

Tech always has bugs and quirks. Add in wireless and that's a whole new issue.

Ctrl Alt Del
06-17-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

Just a ride in need of some road miles. ...

Just a ride in need of some road miles.

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06-15-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

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Rode in the Natl Forest today. I like big trees!...
06-15-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,645
Posted By Wildwood

+1,000!!!

+1,000!!!
06-14-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,645
Posted By Wildwood

When I get up in the morning and go to my...

When I get up in the morning and go to my "office", my dog usually isn't in a talkative mood. Especially, if I left him alone the prior day, for a long bike ride. :thumb:
06-08-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

Whatís that old saying? The ďbest things in life...

Whatís that old saying? The ďbest things in life are free...Ē
I had a nice free ride in the area near my home.
...
Forum: Introductions
06-06-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Wildwood

The attraction of newer and better is what drives...

The attraction of newer and better is what drives an economy.
And truth said - most new bikes have worthy enhancements.
If that matters.
For enjoyment of the ride.
Just not me.
(tho I have 4...
06-06-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,097
Posted By Wildwood

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Could be a racer, but itís much too smooth....
Forum: Introductions
06-06-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Wildwood

Refreshing to hear someone reads our C&V and...

Refreshing to hear someone reads our C&V and likes the idea of keeping the older ones on the road. Makes me smile. :thumb:
06-05-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,571
Posted By Wildwood

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06-04-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wildwood

With a 38mm tire = all you feel is tire&air. ...

With a 38mm tire = all you feel is tire&air.
IMHO.
06-04-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

Long days gave me time to ride an extra bit, so...

Long days gave me time to ride an extra bit, so the Cedar River Trail also goes to Lake Washington, past the Boeing 737 plant.
...
06-04-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,941
Posted By Wildwood

Aero always wins given a similar engine, try to...

Aero always wins given a similar engine, try to get to the drops with forearms nearly parallel to the ground, another mph maybe. Continue what you are doing. And Good Luck into the future.

Flying...
05-29-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13,785
Views: 1,210,069
Posted By Wildwood

Familiar roads may not be as stimulating, but...

Familiar roads may not be as stimulating, but lend themselves to more miles, paved and hardpack.
...
05-29-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

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An Ideale perspective. Not much gravel,...
05-28-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Wildwood

First you need to understand marketing terms from...

First you need to understand marketing terms from wheel sizes?

someone will link a chart with wheel sizes.
05-27-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

No balance issues here. New triplet design for...

No balance issues here.
New triplet design for people seeking togetherness?
You role faster with more tires?
Whoís driving this thing?
If all donít pull together, 2/3 chance youíll go in circles?
05-26-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Wildwood

Honor to those who have fallen. Genuine...

Honor to those who have fallen.
Genuine Dignity to those living maimed and/or damaged and those combat zone PTSD'd.

Keep it a solemn Holiday, so our elected leaders only commit our lives for...
05-25-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,599
Posted By Wildwood

Beausage, wear them with Honor!!!

Beausage, wear them with Honor!!!
05-25-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

Chilly and rainy - so I wrenched a couple for...

Chilly and rainy - so I wrenched a couple for drivetrain tweaks and bike fiddled around. Slow Saturday.

...
05-25-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

TimothyH - thatís very well done. Exudes...

TimothyH - thatís very well done.
Exudes PNW....... in at least one way.
let me find my EM street art shot.



edit: found it. again....
...
05-25-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,991
Posted By Wildwood

I'm riding my vintage bikes a lot. Smallest cog...

I'm riding my vintage bikes a lot. Smallest cog on many of the freewheels is a 14. Easier to push than an 11 or 12 tooth cog.
My off-roader with CX tires has a 46/30 chainring.
Most of my crank...
05-22-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

I need more miles. Unfamiliar roads are not...

I need more miles. Unfamiliar roads are not conducive.....
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05-22-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By Wildwood

So, glad I'm not the only one with squealy brakes...

So, glad I'm not the only one with squealy brakes on an underutilized mtn bike.
Exploring can be fun.



edit: not much riding in first two min. - but correct, 'it's all about having fun'.
05-21-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,811
Posted By Wildwood

1982 Harding (Irish) badged Holdsworth Special. ...

1982 Harding (Irish) badged Holdsworth Special.

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Forum: Introductions
05-16-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Wildwood

I used to live in Vegas years ago and share your...

I used to live in Vegas years ago and share your opinion that off-road is better than on-road in that area.

Join us in 50+ Forum and the 65-80+ thread. And when you get 10posts, pics - or it...
05-16-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Wildwood

Thursday = A 3D day = Dodge the Drops Day. ...

Thursday = A 3D day = Dodge the Drops Day.

But go for it Zippy!!!

edit: :) I love watching some/parts of the videos and your contributions that make this forum interesting and positive....
05-16-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 17,363
Posted By Wildwood

I stand corrected the US’s overall trade...

I stand corrected the US’s overall trade imbalance (per Reuters thru March) was up, with China it was lower as they agreed to buy more soybeans as a ‘good faith’ measure while negotiations were still...
05-16-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 17,363
Posted By Wildwood

Therefore you support less trade with the fastest...

Therefore you support less trade with the fastest growing world economy. And more expensive bicycles (on topic).
Oh, and let's not forget the tariffs on Canada, Mexico, EU.

Isolationism in a...
05-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 17,363
Posted By Wildwood

Yeah, so much better for America to compete in...

Yeah, so much better for America to compete in the global market with American wages, benefits and regulations. Let's just take those American companies that produce in China out of business, now...
05-16-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 17,363
Posted By Wildwood

You obviously don't work for an American company...

You obviously don't work for an American company with ops in China.
This is economic warfare, there are no winners, losers all round.
05-13-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Wildwood

The most correct answer is: The one that fits...

The most correct answer is: The one that fits best and makes you want to ride your bike. Electronic shifting and discs put you on the top of the bike heap.

Sorry to hear about your stolen mtb,...
05-13-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,969
Posted By Wildwood

You committed the primary mistake. When buying a...

You committed the primary mistake. When buying a bike for another person, Don't. Most folks like to make their own decisions.

Oh yeah, college bike = expect it to get stolen quickly if it has...
05-13-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,279
Posted By Wildwood

Some cities are less safe for cyclists than...

Some cities are less safe for cyclists than others.
Road cycling in Las Vegas is terminal, for an example.

NOLA is probably high on the Terminal List.


edit: FWIW - just saw a clickbait list...
05-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,761
Posted By Wildwood

80s - The Ronald Reagan “it’s all about ‘me’”...

80s - The Ronald Reagan “it’s all about ‘me’” generation started things downhill.
60s - ‘Think not about what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country’ attitude.

When...
Forum: Introductions
05-12-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By Wildwood

You are a natural for the C&V and 50+ Forums. ...

You are a natural for the C&V and 50+ Forums.
Welcome.
10 posts then we need some pics.
Lots of vintage Trek lovers to drool over your bikes.

ride on!
05-11-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By Wildwood

I ride vintage as vintage (one exception) and...

I ride vintage as vintage (one exception) and newer frames with 'modern' gear.
If stem and post are silver then that's the way I would go.
How many miles on the 1993 Chorus group? (my 9 speed...
05-09-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,130
Posted By Wildwood

I live near miles of hiking trails on a mountain....

I live near miles of hiking trails on a mountain.
I have a big lawn to cut with a powered push mower.
I ride my bikes a lot.
I don't obsess over my physical health.

What about mental health as...
05-05-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

Still in Grand Junction. Seeking miles. Park...

Still in Grand Junction.
Seeking miles.
Park near I-70 exit, ride 30+miles gentle climb, turn around = into headwind but gently down.
Low traffic, sunshine and upper 60f degrees.
...
05-03-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,170
Posted By Wildwood

Apologies if this response is repetitive. i...

Apologies if this response is repetitive.

i commit myself to some really inspirational rides every year and the weekly (less interesting) ones donít seem like drudgery.
Olympic Peninsula ride, Mt...
05-03-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

A shot or three from Arches NP. Utah. ...

A shot or three from Arches NP. Utah.

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05-02-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

Finally,......

A bench along a bikeway thatís ergonomic for tall guys who love to stretch and/or relax comfortably!!!
...
05-02-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

Weather has been great the last few days in...

Weather has been great the last few days in western CO....
05-01-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

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Muddy Colorado River at Grand Junction...
04-30-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,128
Posted By Wildwood

My bikes like companionship. ...

My bikes like companionship.

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04-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 385,969
Posted By Wildwood

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Forum: Touring
03-22-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Wildwood

Olympic Peninsula west and south is crowded...

Olympic Peninsula west and south is crowded (relatively) in Summer. Only one route for all and high speed 2 lane hwy, with travel trailers, logging trucks, etc
That said = Having ridden often from...
01-23-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,415
Posted By Wildwood

I've got 20 bikes under the roof (all riders),...

I've got 20 bikes under the roof (all riders), all before 2005. i'm not missing anything important in my cycling experience - except more miles and more smiles.

A person has to decide if they are...
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