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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Depends on how much saddle time a cyclist has. ...

Depends on how much saddle time a cyclist has.

I stop when other buddies want to stop. Fairly common is about 20 miles on fun recreational rides with friends.

Other times, if I am competing...
01-21-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,060
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I did a ride up a local mountain road not long...

I did a ride up a local mountain road not long ago. I had somehow picked up a thorn in my front tire on the 8 mile climb. The air pressure when I got to the top was about 60 psi.

On the way up, I...
01-20-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,130
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Get some bar ends to fit on the ends of the...

Get some bar ends to fit on the ends of the handlebars. Looks as if it had bar ends in the past. Maybe the seller took them off. You can get them at pretty good prices on line ($20).
01-20-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 398
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I've done the allen wrench thing, and soak them...

I've done the allen wrench thing, and soak them with some kind of lube over night. I've cracked a few knuckles trying the allen wrench thing. :cry:

Bought a pedal wrench, life is easy again! :D
01-19-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Zip up your jersey man !!!

ZIP UP YOUR JERSEY MAN !!! I have several jerseys now, finally broke down last year and bought something other than plain Performance brand neon colors. And actually got good deals on fun graphics...
01-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I see you call it an accident, my bad. But if 2...

I see you call it an accident, my bad. But if 2 moving objects make contact, I'd call that a crash but I am not an authority on accident/ crash variances. :D

But yes, be careful, the movements of...
01-19-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I myself would have gone for the FX. Comfort...

I myself would have gone for the FX. Comfort bikes are cool but sooner or later, as a returning rider, you will get a little more competitive as you get comfy and want a little more speed. I think...
01-19-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Yes the dude turned without a signal but I have...

Yes the dude turned without a signal but I have myself avoided disaster many times by calling out to cyclists I thought may be getting ready to turn in front of me. The dude with the recorder seems...
01-18-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,615
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

:eek: :eek: :eek: :thumb: :D

:eek: :eek: :eek: :thumb: :D
01-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,772
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

43 miles on SART today. Well I thought about GMR...

43 miles on SART today. Well I thought about GMR but worried about ice since it rained couple days at night. Don't want to hit any ice on the decent. OK, so I wimped! :D

16.6 average speed today....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Another 43 miles today (16.6 average speed. OH...

Another 43 miles today (16.6 average speed. OH MY GAWD IT WAS WINDY!!!! At one point, going all out, I was doing 12.8 MPH, passing other riders. :D I wonder if the indoor trainer people feel that...
01-18-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,615
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Another 43 miles today (16.6 average speed. OH...

Another 43 miles today (16.6 average speed. OH MY GAWD IT WAS WINDY!!!! At one point, going all out, I was doing 12.8 MPH, passing other riders. I wonder if the indoor trainer people feel that on...
01-17-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I use both. Garmin for a basic logging tool. I...

I use both. Garmin for a basic logging tool. I see some features there but not enough to drive me away from the social fun of Strava.

Strava as a logging tool but also as a way to keep in touch...
01-17-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I only wish I had gotten a Zurich back in the day...

I only wish I had gotten a Zurich back in the day when they were steel. Almost pulled the trigger but being new, I was naive and not sure if it would be worth it. Stupid me! :D

Yes, my Lemond, I...
01-16-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

4 kids, 2 daughters and 2 stepsons. :50:

4 kids, 2 daughters and 2 stepsons. :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,850
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Wow, that is pretty awesome, you race, I am...

Wow, that is pretty awesome, you race, I am impressed! :thumb:

But as far as the person behind drafting, sure he can cause damage to the front rider's bicycle. A buddy of mine and I were riding,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,089
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I love it! I feel safer riding at night feeling...

I love it! I feel safer riding at night feeling more visible to traffic. 2 rear red strobe blinkies, one on seat post, the other on back of helmet. 2 headlights though one is good. Someone in another...
01-16-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Back in the day, bikejournal was the "fo...

Back in the day, bikejournal was the "fo shizzle"!..Till Strava blew them out of the water.

Does anyone still use BJ? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,850
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

FTR, I will never ever, ever ever ever take a...

FTR, I will never ever, ever ever ever take a guy's wheel who rolls by me!

I've seen guys catch me from 1/4 mile behind, I let him roll by and give him a shout as he rolls by. He's stronger,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,850
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

My wife is strong, not competitive but strong....

My wife is strong, not competitive but strong. Best 44 miles at 18.2 average speed. Been riding for 20 years consistently.

I have had guys swear, curse, and get really upset not being able to keep...
01-14-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Not sure how tall you are but at 6'1, 230 pounds,...

Not sure how tall you are but at 6'1, 230 pounds, I did really well on the timed events as far as official time.

At first, yes the knees will get tender. The climbing is slower paced but once you...
01-13-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 957
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I have 2 usb headlights, Cygolites 300(?) Work...

I have 2 usb headlights, Cygolites 300(?) Work much better than I expected. I point one down toward the road and one level ahead. I've had cars flash their brights at me. Also oncoming cyclists shout...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Do you ride around with the front brake caliper...

Do you ride around with the front brake caliper open? :eek:
01-12-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 815
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Exactly! My nephew is huge, big strong kid....

Exactly! My nephew is huge, big strong kid. Sadly, a local news caster's grandson is on the team and he donated a whole lot of money to the private school. Needless to say, he is not quite as good as...
01-12-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,543
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Reminds me of a ride I did up into the mountains....

Reminds me of a ride I did up into the mountains. Buddy and I were riding to Mt Baldy. 4500 ft up into the mountain, my pedal began to skip at every stroke. Whoa! I thought I broke my crank or bottom...
01-11-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,772
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

46 miles on SART with a buddy. 17.3 average...

46 miles on SART with a buddy. 17.3 average speed. The wind was not so bad this week. :D
...
01-09-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,174
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

A sign at the top of a local climb. :D :roflmao2:...

A sign at the top of a local climb. :D :roflmao2: :lol: OK so actually that is one of my ride partners and a little photo chopping for fun. :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,728
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I love riding at night. I get a sense of...

I love riding at night. I get a sense of security. I feel I can see every and any vehicle approaching. I do a good job of being seen, 2 headlights, 2 rear blinkies (one on helmet, one seatpost) and...
01-09-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,589
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

In bicycle: Frame. …common design is the...

In bicycle: Frame. …common design is the traditional diamond frame, which is formed by two triangles of tubing. The main triangle consists of the top tube, the seat tube, and the down tube. The rear...
01-07-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,507
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Radar gun? :roflmao2: No, it's called a Garmin....

Radar gun? :roflmao2: No, it's called a Garmin. :thumb:

If you're doing 23 MPH, some random e-bike dude comes up and starts bragging that he can do 30 on his bike, guns it and drops you like a hot...
01-07-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Same here! There is a local organized ride that...

Same here! There is a local organized ride that rides on my same roads so I won't pay to ride it. But I have taken tools, pump, and water along and passed it out to participating riders. That day, I...
01-07-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Ha ha ha! :lol: :lol: :lol: Brings to mind a...

Ha ha ha! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brings to mind a little mishap I had. A fast downhill switchback while descending a canyon. Hairpin turn where I could easily go faster than traffic. Hot Summer day,...
01-05-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Full glass vs half empty! :thumb:

Full glass vs half empty! :thumb:
01-05-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Those bastards! :D Need a "can't make fat jokes...

Those bastards! :D Need a "can't make fat jokes anymore club jersey!. :p
01-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

There Are Cycling Advocate Type Drivers Out There

Of course one only hears the constant complaints from posters in a cycling forum.

Here are some good things that actually happen on my road rides. If you have some good stories, let's have them!
...
01-05-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,589
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I don't ride a trike but from your comments, I do...

I don't ride a trike but from your comments, I do understand you seriously lack bicycle handling skills and bike fit. The things you describe sound like rookie mistakes.

Not to mention these...
01-04-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,615
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

No goals, just riding. 43 miles today SOLO. ...

No goals, just riding.

43 miles today SOLO.

As you can see I am not one of those, "do my gloves match my tires and shoestrings?" type of guys. I just get on my bike and ride. :D
...
01-04-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Happened to a friend of mine. A $100 tune up at...

Happened to a friend of mine. A $100 tune up at the local BS. On a ride, the cyclist was complaining that he felt sick and thought maybe he was having balance issues.

I noticed the wheel was very...
01-03-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Also, I am not sure and not wanting to read...

Also, I am not sure and not wanting to read through every post, but I think somebody brought up mountain bike pedals and mountain bike shoes. Many look like road shoes and many would not even know...
01-03-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Practice the good old track stand. I never...

Practice the good old track stand. I never thought it was a benefit and just plain old showing off till I started using it.

I never have to unclip at stop signs and can usually stay up for nearly...
01-03-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,507
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Well I wasn't starting a swinging competition...

Well I wasn't starting a swinging competition here. I was merely showing a previous poster that yes, ebikes do hit 30 after he seemed to believe and ebike can do 30+. ;)
01-02-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

So true! Though my best year was 7300 miles, I...

So true! Though my best year was 7300 miles, I don't think I was as strong as the years I backed off to 4,000. I could ride but most rides I felt like I was a little on the tired side.

A few other...
01-02-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,075
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

There are some cool features to enjoy if people...

There are some cool features to enjoy if people open up their minds and stop thinking about it as a race your friends type site, as you have discovered! :thumb:

I enjoy the fly by feature. Being...
01-02-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,075
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I did it one year, 7300 miles but I worked...

I did it one year, 7300 miles but I worked nights. I did 30 mile rides before work twice per week. I did 100 mile rides 23 times that year. That would be on Saturdays, Sundays were followed by 40...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 740
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Any serious rider worthy of upgrading components...

Any serious rider worthy of upgrading components will have at least 350 posts before upgrading anything. :D
12-31-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,994
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Another cyclist pointed his index finger at me...

Another cyclist pointed his index finger at me once, ................ONCE! :mad::twitchy::mad:


Ha ha ha! :D :D :D
12-31-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

It's the mini victories that count! :thumb: ...

It's the mini victories that count! :thumb:

I did a solo 40 miler on Saturday on my roadie. Wife's car malfunctioning so today I took it to the mechanic, rode my bike home 1 mile. My legs still...
12-30-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

About half way up Baldy rd, there are a couple of...

About half way up Baldy rd, there are a couple of back to back tunnels. I would definitely use rear red blinkies climbing Baldy. The tunnels are dark and ascending traffic is fast.

But somehow,...
12-30-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,826
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I find it utterly entertaining! As a big...

I find it utterly entertaining!

As a big guy, 6'1 and my lowest weight is 220 (not eating mayo, dairy, salad dressing for 6 months and climbing 30,000-40,000 ft per month) when I actually think...
12-30-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,507
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Wow, the e bikes here are hitting 30 mph and too...

Wow, the e bikes here are hitting 30 mph and too many on the cycling trails around here. Actually racing each other on e bikes. Funny thing is they try to race us who are not on ebikes as well,...
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