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03-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 542
Posted By bpcyclist

Excellent insight. And sort of the whole point of...

Excellent insight. And sort of the whole point of the post was that I, in fact, never, ever, ever engage with these kinds of people. Never. But today,for whatever set of reasons or non-reasons, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By bpcyclist

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside...

It's an old Italian neighborhood just outside Salt Lake...
03-29-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 542
Posted By bpcyclist

Yes, certainly possible. I happen to be one of...

Yes, certainly possible. I happen to be one of those mentally challenged individuals, myself. Manic people frequently do things like this when they become agitated. Totally possible--though I do kind...
03-29-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 542
Posted By bpcyclist

You may have a point.

You may have a point.
03-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 542
Posted By bpcyclist

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...

Touche. But apparently, not 100% of the time...
03-29-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 542
Posted By bpcyclist

Couldn't agree more. And it never, ever happens....

Couldn't agree more. And it never, ever happens. But it did this morning...
03-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, I do run my brakes tight-- I do. But not...

Well, I do run my brakes tight-- I do. But not sure how I can really check that, since I have to be cranking hard to produce the sound. Oh, wait--duh. Just release the cable to zero tension....
03-29-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 542
Posted By bpcyclist

Abusive "Cyclist" On Morning Ride Rant

So, headed out early this morning for a nice, easy 30 miler. Still dark, nobody out. Post-apocalyptic traffic situation. Sitting at a red light with a lone car to my left, waiting for it to turn....
03-29-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By bpcyclist

Fairly Loud Scraping Sound When Out Of Saddle

Few days ago doing hill repeats, began hearing a rather loud scraping sound only when out of the saddle only with left crank from the 730 or so position to the maybe 615 or so position. Loudest on...
03-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 54,978
Posted By bpcyclist

The last remaining sorta mom & pop joint in an...

The last remaining sorta mom & pop joint in an are known as Slabtown, all new construction condos and commercial, right next to the Pearl District and along the northwest waterfront. Building was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By bpcyclist

Always sort of wondered how they make any money,...

Always sort of wondered how they make any money, given their pricing model. Are they just a massive-volume operation? If so, I would have thought we would have seen and heard more from owners than we...
03-28-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By bpcyclist

Very nice. I've always wondered what you guys do...

Very nice. I've always wondered what you guys do there once it gets hot again. Do you just, like, ride at 2 AM or something? Or, is summer there like winter in Minnesota and nobody really rides?...
03-28-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By bpcyclist

I suppose perhaps they are preparing folks?...

I suppose perhaps they are preparing folks? Maybe? I mean, they are just in such a bind. I certainly am not throwing shade, as the hip kids say, on them for trying to survive this nightmare. Maybe...
03-28-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By bpcyclist

How interesting. Thank you for pointing that out....

How interesting. Thank you for pointing that out. They inserted that policy from 2019 in the middle of their description of what they are presently doing/not doing about STP and COVID-19, which is a...
03-28-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By bpcyclist

Just saw this very interesting decision by...

Just saw this very interesting decision by Cascade. That is a whole darn lot of cash they just decided to hold onto, irrespective of whether registrants get to do the ride or not... Wonder what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 442
Posted By bpcyclist

Any bike with geometry you are looking for that...

Any bike with geometry you are looking for that fits you well (!!) and has current 105 and disc brakes will be awesome for you. Just be sure it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,014
Posted By bpcyclist

"Pedantry proceeds from much reading and little...

"Pedantry proceeds from much reading and little understanding," Steele.
03-27-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By bpcyclist

Great stuff, guys. I'm on it Thanks a million!!

Great stuff, guys. I'm on it Thanks a million!!
03-26-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 501
Posted By bpcyclist

Giatn AR1 might be worth a look-see:...

Giatn AR1 might be worth a look-see: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contend-ar-1-2020
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,059
Posted By bpcyclist

I immediately begin racing anyone who passes me.

I immediately begin racing anyone who passes me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,014
Posted By bpcyclist

I've never ridden any electronic groupset, so, I...

I've never ridden any electronic groupset, so, I am of no use to you on that--sorry.

That said, I have ridden mechanical Ultegra and 105 extensively. I've only ridden the 9100 version of Dura Ace...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By bpcyclist

Only two crashes ever? That blows my mind. You've...

Only two crashes ever? That blows my mind. You've got some serious talent.

As noted by others with whom I share this general experience, virtually without exception, every one of my crashes has...
03-26-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By bpcyclist

Tips For FD Cable Tension Adjustment When No Barrel Adjuster

Greetings, Geniuses--

My FD cable just snapped at the bolt, for some reason. Internally routed and never replaced those before myself, but I am going to try to figure out how to replace it anyway,...
03-25-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 465
Posted By bpcyclist

I just had to order a tool from Shimano. It's not...

I just had to order a tool from Shimano. It's not going to get here until mid-April!!! I refused to pay the 41 freaking dollars amazon wanted to get in to me next week (not a Prime member). Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, I know. I ride a 56 usually and I'm only...

Yeah, I know. I ride a 56 usually and I'm only 6'1". Hardly XL, in today's world. Nobody is going fast on that bike--unless it is due strictly to gravity...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By bpcyclist

Dragon Bahamut

Anyone know anything about this bike? It is a direct-to-consumer CF road bike from a Seattle company. Comes with Apex. Very affordable ($1499). Just was sort of wondering if it should be on the under...
03-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,494
Views: 474,238
Posted By bpcyclist

Just a lone rider (besides me) on the PDX...

Just a lone rider (besides me) on the PDX waterfront at 7 in the morning on a weekday. Just bizarre. Oh, and just so it is clear, cycling is permitted during our lockdown, as long as the 6-foot rule...
03-25-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,584
Posted By bpcyclist

So, pain progressed yeterday afternoon. More in...

So, pain progressed yeterday afternoon. More in my arm and neck. Finally, just went to the ED, pretty much based on age + symptoms. Enzymes and EKG and CXR were all pristine. Nice, seemingly bright,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By bpcyclist

Great big Orbea fan here. Ran an Orca for a few...

Great big Orbea fan here. Ran an Orca for a few years, until it was tragically stolen. But really loved that bike. If you can test ride one, I'd make time to do it. I personally think they are...
03-25-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By bpcyclist

People do still occasionally get pinch flats...

People do still occasionally get pinch flats running tubeless... Just sayin'.
03-25-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By bpcyclist

Just trying to stimulate some orders, I suspect....

Just trying to stimulate some orders, I suspect. I'd probably do the same thing if I were running it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,254
Posted By bpcyclist

One of my dream bikes, for sure...

One of my dream bikes, for sure...
03-24-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,584
Posted By bpcyclist

Welp, ironically enough, as I started this...

Welp, ironically enough, as I started this thread, I just started having some left-sided chest pain totally at rest two days ago. Very short bursts, very, very sharp pain that goes away immediately....
03-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By bpcyclist

Got out for a nice, easy 30 yesterday late...

Got out for a nice, easy 30 yesterday late afternoon, in keeping with the part of the order that permits cycling (I was alone). PDX was a total ghost town. Like, zero vehicles on I-5 at 5 pm. Just...
03-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By bpcyclist

I hear ya and I agree in many respects. That...

I hear ya and I agree in many respects. That said, I do not personally believe that just plopping a few super-bright Crees in a housing and firing away really qualifies as much of a bicycle headlight...
03-24-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By bpcyclist

There are a number of tire options that place a...

There are a number of tire options that place a premium on puncture-prevention. The caveat is that they almost always have much, much poorer rolling resistance performance and may be much heavier. If...
03-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,023
Posted By bpcyclist

Stay at home order issued this morning, but...

Stay at home order issued this morning, but cycling alone is allowed. I am worried, though, that our police officers may not actually read the actual order itself and may try to pull some of us over....
03-23-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, I mean, it just hihglights the point that...

Yeah, I mean, it just hihglights the point that the vast majority of US small businesses and homes are not built to go for 90, dsay, days wiht zero revenue--and stillt meet obligations. When you...
03-23-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks, polyphrast--and thanks for leaning on...

Thanks, polyphrast--and thanks for leaning on me...
03-22-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By bpcyclist

Yeah, the nomenclature is a bit confusing and has...

Yeah, the nomenclature is a bit confusing and has a whole history to it. But what used to be referred to as 30, east of Troutdale, is now mostly called The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Highway. There...
03-22-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, they are in a horrible bind financially. I...

Well, they are in a horrible bind financially. I am not a Cascade member and do not know their finances, but this event brings in a huge amount of revenue for them. Losing that could be...
03-22-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By bpcyclist

Thank you, sir. I am happy to spend more money on...

Thank you, sir. I am happy to spend more money on things that ultimately are really going to improve the riding experience significantly over time. I don't race. I would never, ever buy Dura Ace,...
03-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By bpcyclist

I just use a Skog A Kust BackSak. This the...

I just use a Skog A Kust BackSak. This the 25-liter size--there is a 35-liter one as well. You can see how vast it is next to a very large bunch of large bananas. It's enormous. Works great for me,...
03-22-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By bpcyclist

3 Month F/U With The Outbound Road Edition

Just finished my third month with the Outbound Lighting Road Edition and thought I would just share a few thoughts. Please note that it is the middle of the three lights in these photos. The others...
03-21-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By bpcyclist

Not sure where you are located, but I would...

Not sure where you are located, but I would really recommend a test ride before plopping down 2500 bucks on a new bike. Do you not have an LBS somewhere nearby? Virtually every major mfr. makes an...
03-20-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By bpcyclist

Tragically, it is a very long list, indeed. I...

Tragically, it is a very long list, indeed. I have learned over the years that I am exceptionally not good at correctly guessing where the sound is emanating from. One of my favorite examples of this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,047
Posted By bpcyclist

Maybe something like this:...

Maybe something like this: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contend-ar-1-2020
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By bpcyclist

What rain?

What rain?
03-18-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By bpcyclist

You will only be a real cyclist if you buy an...

You will only be a real cyclist if you buy an incredibly expensive, frictionless chain that costs at least $150 and change it every two weeks. Everything else is garbage.
03-18-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,416
Posted By bpcyclist

Feels like we are headed for a similar order here...

Feels like we are headed for a similar order here in the River City. If i can't ride my bike for 6 weeks or 6 months, I am definitely going to lose my freaking mind. 100%.
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