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09-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,975
Posted By Wileyrat

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to...

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to the end.
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,080
Posted By Wileyrat

My guess is yes, and I hope it had a hangover too.

My guess is yes, and I hope it had a hangover too.
09-12-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Wileyrat

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to...

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to video my mountain bike rides. Not to see where I'm riding, but to see the crashes.:foo:

Glad you're ok.



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09-12-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,104
Posted By Wileyrat

I plan to ride my mtn bike tomorrow. Today...

I plan to ride my mtn bike tomorrow.

Today the smoke from the Cali fires made it look cloudy all day, even though the radar shows it to be cloudless today. It's not as bad as it was a couple of...
09-08-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,500
Posted By Wileyrat

I wonder if his rampage was over being asked if...

I wonder if his rampage was over being asked if his name was Fred?
09-02-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Wileyrat

Looks like a nice place to ride.

Looks like a nice place to ride.
08-30-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By Wileyrat

I think it's pretty common to realize your own...

I think it's pretty common to realize your own mortality as you get older.
08-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Wileyrat

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really...

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really collectible.
08-20-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Wileyrat

I think your biggest decision is between an...

I think your biggest decision is between an internal gear hub and a rear derailleur. I suspect at the price range, theyre going to be very similar riding.

All I can add is I've own a Trek and I...
08-16-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,417
Posted By Wileyrat

I just looked up the prices on Prada shoes. You...

I just looked up the prices on Prada shoes. You better buy the bike while you can.
08-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,896
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,794
Posted By Wileyrat

So other than 80's Aldo Nova in the background...

So other than 80's Aldo Nova in the background and the costuming, what does straight up 60's music vids have to do with them being better than a Danny MacAskill video?



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08-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,638
Posted By Wileyrat

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.
08-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Wileyrat

Do as little as possible to make a profit. ...

Do as little as possible to make a profit.

Fwiw, if it were me looking to buy, I'd want it original.
08-02-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,971
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​What did millions of cyclists do before cell...

​​​What did millions of cyclists do before cell phones were invented? I rode in the pre cell phone days, and we just rode.
08-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,736
Posted By Wileyrat

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I...

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I managed to never end up in a ditch because of wet or muddy wheels and brakes.

You ride in that environment, you learn how to avoid that problem....
08-02-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,971
Posted By Wileyrat

I tell my wife where I'm going and when I should...

I tell my wife where I'm going and when I should be back, whether I have phone service or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,999
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.
07-29-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,479
Posted By Wileyrat

I don't need the best and or lightest, but I do...

I don't need the best and or lightest, but I do want a wheelset that doesn't give me any issues I need to think about. My Hed Ardennes Plus LT's do that very well.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By Wileyrat

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The...

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The local Sprouts has a bigger selection than that.:p

I'll find out in Oct. I'm supposed to go to San Antonio for a wedding.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Wileyrat

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we...

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we had a cat that would disappear for a couple of days occasionally. We had no idea where he went, but he always had soot on him, and he smelled like...
07-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected...

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected to eat every cookie you get. They put them in baggies with the stand sponsors info for a reason.

​​​​​you are right about one thing, I'm not riding...
07-19-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Wileyrat

I rode it once. I ate 5 or 6 cookies, and the...

I rode it once. I ate 5 or 6 cookies, and the rest went into my jersey pocket.
07-19-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Wileyrat

Awesome pics! While we don't have a Tour de...

Awesome pics!

While we don't have a Tour de Doughnut here in Tucson, we do have a Tour de Cookie, and it's a good time.
07-15-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,300
Posted By Wileyrat

Worse. I'm an essential employee so I haven't had...

Worse. I'm an essential employee so I haven't had any down time. Shortly after all this started I got sick ( no covid) got well and then injured my back. I healed up from that, and then injured my...
07-11-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,563
Posted By Wileyrat

I had a dove fly into my front wheel once. The...

I had a dove fly into my front wheel once. The bike and I were fine, but I doubt the dove survived.

I didn't turn around to find out.
07-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,435
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't...

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't meant to be a serious post.
07-11-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,075
Posted By Wileyrat

Why would I know that answer? ​​​​​​I drive...

Why would I know that answer?

​​​​​​I drive a lot at work, and see a number of our brethren cyclists doing some really stupid stuff, but I'm not going to ask you to explain why.
07-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,075
Posted By Wileyrat

h I composed a long post explaining to you the...

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I composed a long post explaining to you the way the MV laws are regarding utility work and traffic restrictions, but it timed out before I had a chance to post it. So, I'm just going to say you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,931
Posted By Wileyrat

I try to be done before it hits 95

I try to be done before it hits 95
07-10-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By Wileyrat

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears...

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears more. In fact, I'm pretty sure if someone built a 24 gear cassette that got me 11/75, I'd probably go for it.

In all honesty at pushing 62, I...
Forum: Foo
07-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,652
Posted By Wileyrat

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the...

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the aliens fly past earth, they lock their doors.

I used to drive trucks at night. There was always something entertaining on, as long as you understood...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,327
Posted By Wileyrat

One or two concussions, along with the broken...

One or two concussions, along with the broken helmets. a few days off work for a very sore back, and a few rapid losses in blood pressure from road rash. Fortunately for me, nothing major, and hoping...
07-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,075
Posted By Wileyrat

You do realize that it's nothing more than a...

You do realize that it's nothing more than a phone call for someone like me to have that bike lane closed for a considerable "safe" working distance, don't you? I've been riding long before there...
07-10-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,435
Posted By Wileyrat

Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old...

Man I'm getting old, I used to meet women the old fashioned way...….In bars.

I guess the dating scene has changed in 35 yrs.
07-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,075
Posted By Wileyrat

I work for a major utility, if our underground...

I work for a major utility, if our underground facilities are in the bike lane, or our equipment cabinets are right next to the bike lane, while I'll feel bad for being there, you're going to go...
07-06-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Wileyrat

For the small price difference, I'm not bothering...

For the small price difference, I'm not bothering with knockoff cleats.
07-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,661
Posted By Wileyrat

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase...

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase Caveat Emptor.
07-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 634
Posted By Wileyrat

that's a pretty generalized statement. While...

that's a pretty generalized statement. While carbon may be stiffer, I've found it to be a much better material at dampening road buzz, which may be op's wife's real problem.
07-05-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,239
Posted By Wileyrat

There was a guy here a while back that had a sad...

There was a guy here a while back that had a sad story about an original, much less a knock off.
07-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Posted By Wileyrat

Beautiful frame.

Beautiful frame.
07-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Wileyrat

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social...

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social distancing.;)
07-03-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,706
Posted By Wileyrat

A 25 mile ride on my roadie is usually an after...

A 25 mile ride on my roadie is usually an after work ride, and I'll eat a banana and drink a Kroger sugar free energy drink before hand, but I won't worry much about anything during the ride.
07-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,603
Posted By Wileyrat

Have you made any changes to the bike lately? ...

Have you made any changes to the bike lately?

A while back I adjusted my brake levers in a bit and my wrists started hurting on longer rides. My wife asked me if I'd made any changes to the bike,...
07-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,873
Posted By Wileyrat

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2...

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2 E-Gel packs, and a couple of powdered Kroger energy drinks.

I always have a bag of Skittles with me for a safety net.
07-02-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,622
Posted By Wileyrat

I suppose if I had to choose ONE bike to own, I'd...

I suppose if I had to choose ONE bike to own, I'd go with a gravel bike something like a Canyon Grail. I've seen gravel bike handle easy single track just fine, and they seem to do fine on the road....
07-02-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,159
Posted By Wileyrat

I saw Alberto Contador asplode one hitting a...

I saw Alberto Contador asplode one hitting a large rock on a fast decent in the TDF.

Kinda blew himself up too.
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,525
Posted By Wileyrat

When I was a kid, we had a tomcat that brought...

When I was a kid, we had a tomcat that brought most of an adult cottontail home. I always wondered if that tough old cat killed it.

We recently had to put our old house cat down that we had from...
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,279
Posted By Wileyrat

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the...

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the food is from. Cajun style or southern food gets Tabasco. I live in Tucson, so Southwest style or whatever gets Arizona Gunslinger jalapeño or habanero...
06-30-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,661
Posted By Wileyrat

Pay attention to the description, pay attention...

Pay attention to the description, pay attention to the seller. I've never bought a knockoff that I didn't already know was a knockoff.

As far as spd-sl cleats go, if it says "Shimano compatible", ...
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