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07-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By bruce19

FWIW, I have never known someone who figured out...

FWIW, I have never known someone who figured out what they "needed" and then didn't end up buying something else somewhere down the road.
07-18-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,811
Posted By bruce19

In my case a Fiesta ST. However, I do question...

In my case a Fiesta ST. However, I do question anyone who calls me a smart man.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By bruce19

They are selling a 2018 CAAD12 w/105 for $2200....

They are selling a 2018 CAAD12 w/105 for $2200. Just bought my 2018 CAAD 12 w/105 (New) for $1300.
07-17-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,732
Posted By bruce19

I wish I could remember the actual science but if...

I wish I could remember the actual science but if you get tired spinning you can replenish with food/drink. If you get tired powering, only rest will replenish you.
07-15-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By bruce19

Forget tubulars. Go tubeless.

Forget tubulars. Go tubeless.
07-15-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 909
Posted By bruce19

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/02/sport/gino-bartali-...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/02/sport/gino-bartali-academy-yom-hashoah-spt-intl/index.html
07-15-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,550
Posted By bruce19

When an event requires that I go out and get...

When an event requires that I go out and get pledges of money for people I'm out. I'll pay to participate and usually I donate but I'm not going to be used to scour money from friends. That's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,809
Posted By bruce19

How is the group riding that someone would have...

How is the group riding that someone would have to "filter through" or go over a yellow line to pass? I am not condoning crossing a yellow line but it suggests the group is all over the place and not...
07-04-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,063
Posted By bruce19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW47gb01FeA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW47gb01FeA
07-03-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,659
Posted By bruce19

I've always found CR to be an objective and...

I've always found CR to be an objective and valuable resource. Not to say I haven't had differences but I wouldn't call them a dubious source of valid information.
07-01-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By bruce19

I do a Century minus my age. Much more reasonable.

I do a Century minus my age. Much more reasonable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,708
Posted By bruce19

I've had cadence in the past. I've come to the...

I've had cadence in the past. I've come to the point where I know my legs and where they want to be at any given time. So no cadence sensor needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By bruce19

If you are doing TTs you will want "race fit"...

If you are doing TTs you will want "race fit" jerseys. Think body paint. There are some good ones out there. Some are pricey. I happen to love Assos but that's just me.
06-20-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 21,734
Posted By bruce19

I have nothing against E-bikes but I know me. The...

I have nothing against E-bikes but I know me. The day I can't ride a bike (hope that never comes) I will be on my Ducati a lot more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,264
Posted By bruce19

I have a flat sprint segment near my house. It's...

I have a flat sprint segment near my house. It's 1 mi. and relatively flat. I like to track my seasonal progress using it as a marker. I also have a guy about my age (73) that I check because we have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By bruce19

[QUOTE=Solidjake;20960807]The CAAD is nice but I...

[QUOTE=Solidjake;20960807]The CAAD is nice but I don't see the Di2 /QUOTE]

The CAAD 12 is "Di2 ready" so you could put one together. But, you would have to want to do that and find it cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By bruce19

Haven't tried yet. We are going to France for 10...

Haven't tried yet. We are going to France for 10 days and a friend is staying at our house. He's also going to ride the bike. It fits him perfectly. He may be interested.
06-02-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,835
Posted By bruce19

I am very lucky. My GF and I met at work 20 years...

I am very lucky. My GF and I met at work 20 years ago. She mentioned that she wanted to try cycling. I had been off the bike for 8 years but before that had ridden for 20 years. I offered to help her...
05-31-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,887
Posted By bruce19

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,355
Posted By bruce19

I buy Assos kit on sale because it fits me. And,...

I buy Assos kit on sale because it fits me. And, yes, I am superior.
05-28-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,963
Posted By bruce19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ci68I23hA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ci68I23hA
05-28-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,963
Posted By bruce19

This is an interesting topic. My experience...

This is an interesting topic. My experience suggests that the advantages of spinning vs. grinding are dependent on who you are and what you are trying to do. I'm 73 and have that football player body...
05-27-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,579
Posted By bruce19

I am "closing in" on 73. Next month actually. I...

I am "closing in" on 73. Next month actually. I was an athlete in my youth. College football and baseball player. I do not have the cyclist body and I am so done with the concept of being in...
05-27-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By bruce19

30.6 miles with my gf yesterday...

30.6 miles with my gf yesterday (https://www.strava.com/activities/2399671335) and a ride around 25 mi. today with gf and a small group of friends. Then a cookout.
05-25-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,678
Posted By bruce19

I'm not wedded to USA built bikes anymore than...

I'm not wedded to USA built bikes anymore than USA cars and motorcycles, if such things exist. My buttons get pushed by social/political issues like when TREK dumped LeMond over his criticism of...
05-24-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,007
Posted By bruce19

Having a jersey made that says "Stable...

Having a jersey made that says "Stable Genius."
05-22-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,630
Posted By bruce19

Just to echo what others have said...I'm 73 and...

Just to echo what others have said...I'm 73 and have 3 road bikes with 170, 172.5 and 175 and I really don't notice a difference.
05-21-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By bruce19

As has been said, what works for you. With this...

As has been said, what works for you. With this addendum......your butt will change as you get more miles in the saddle. So, today's uncomfortable saddle might work just fine in a month or two.
05-21-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By bruce19

FWIW...on July 24, 2013 I did an endo on my road...

FWIW...on July 24, 2013 I did an endo on my road bike on a state road. Broke my neck. Eight days and two 5-hr. operations later I was home with C1 & C2 fused. My surgeon was a cyclist. I had some...
05-21-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By bruce19

The operative phrase is "I went out for a ride."...

The operative phrase is "I went out for a ride." I belong to a club and every year the B ride gets longer as the season goes on. Last year I just go to the point where I didn't want to spend 5 hrs....
05-21-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,503
Posted By bruce19

I will admit to being totally confused about diet...

I will admit to being totally confused about diet and especially low carb. For the past few years I have tried various approaches to creating a healthy diet and losing some weight. In November I...
05-21-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 21,920
Posted By bruce19

"Steel is real" is just one of those catchy but...

"Steel is real" is just one of those catchy but silly sayings. I have had TI, AL and steel bikes. Never had CF but for no particular reason. Currently I have a steel Guru that I absolutely love. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,596
Posted By bruce19

Correct. I don't think I have a pic with the...

Correct. I don't think I have a pic with the original. I had forgotten that. Thank you.
05-16-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,586
Posted By bruce19

Putting aside the feelings this has stirred, I do...

Putting aside the feelings this has stirred, I do find it interesting that as a society we have tended to identify perpetrators by race, except if they're "white." More so in the past IMO. I am not...
05-16-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,472
Posted By bruce19

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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When you love an animal, you are human in the best sense of that word.
05-16-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,586
Posted By bruce19

A worse idea is have a homicidal fool on your...

A worse idea is have a homicidal fool on your bike path and zero way to protect myself and gf. And, there is always the possibility of a rabid animal. Where I ride is pretty rural. Just my opinion.
05-14-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 25,140
Posted By bruce19

https://ecoxplorer.com/2013/09/reason-avoid-jimmy-...

https://ecoxplorer.com/2013/09/reason-avoid-jimmy-johns/

I would not work for or support them in any way. You may differ.
05-13-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,608
Posted By bruce19

Very nice. That looks beautiful and you're having...

Very nice. That looks beautiful and you're having fun. Sounds perfect to me.
05-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,549
Posted By bruce19

To the original question.....On the hoods, on an...

To the original question.....On the hoods, on an 18 lb. steel Guru, on a 1 mi. relatively flat Strava segment, I have done 25 mph. I was 72 at the time.
05-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By bruce19

PI gear is decent and reasonable. Unfortunately,...

PI gear is decent and reasonable. Unfortunately, it never really fit me well. And, of course, what does fit me perfectly is Assos. Which is why, even though I only buy sale items, I am poor. Oh...
05-05-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
Posted By bruce19

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-05-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,643
Posted By bruce19

Can you give me the location of that dumpster?...

Can you give me the location of that dumpster? Oh, and make sure you buy your bikes in a 54-56 range. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,078
Views: 402,293
Posted By bruce19

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Sort of black. Got it today.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 02:01 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 14,679
Posted By bruce19

You might think differently if you, like me, had...

You might think differently if you, like me, had had a front brake lock up resulting in a broken neck and fusion of C1 & C2. Then again, maybe not. To each his own.

(Nothing to do with what I just...
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