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04-08-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,191
Posted By Riveting

A lot depends on what kind of terrain you'll be...

A lot depends on what kind of terrain you'll be on:

A dropper post can be helpful, if you take the gravel bike down any steep dirt descents.

Tubeless at a lower psi, for better traction over...
04-07-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By Riveting

Recently I was a pre-emptive Good Samaritan. Last...

Recently I was a pre-emptive Good Samaritan. Last week I gave my 28 yr old son and his girlfriend nice bikes that my wife and I were willing to part with. He's moving to Portland, OR, and I had to...
04-07-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By Riveting

Last one to the hotel pays. Great incentive.

Last one to the hotel pays. Great incentive.
04-06-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,053
Posted By Riveting

Back right jersey pocket, screen away from body,...

Back right jersey pocket, screen away from body, charging port down so sand doesn't fall in the port from above and get lodged in there (I learned that one the hard way). This goes for all rides:...
04-01-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,459
Posted By Riveting

No names, but when they have mech failures they...

No names, but when they have mech failures they get called lots of things.
04-01-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Riveting

And if using a pump, you won't have to worry...

And if using a pump, you won't have to worry about whether the other 20 riders in your group hate your guts or not.
04-01-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By Riveting

Dirty pawls? or bad pawl springs?

Dirty pawls? or bad pawl springs?
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By Riveting

I'll lighten up when your jokes are funny. I...

I'll lighten up when your jokes are funny. I wouldn't think you would look funny on a folder at all, nor is a spandexed commuter funny, nor is a shirtless rider funny. Nor does a new commuter look...
03-31-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Riveting

These allowed me to ride 325 miles in 24 hrs. No...

These allowed me to ride 325 miles in 24 hrs. No way I could've done it without them:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q9JCSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_HQ3MVNG6F1A746FPSAKN
03-31-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,411
Posted By Riveting

Sometimes 8 mph, but that's on a 22 psi full...

Sometimes 8 mph, but that's on a 22 psi full squish mtb.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By Riveting

So you think tall, folding bike riders are funny,...

So you think tall, folding bike riders are funny, and OK, yet you cast judgement towards fully spandexed commuters (myself included). If you didn't know it already, you're part of the problem.
03-31-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,896
Posted By Riveting

I routinely sit on random wheels and allow others...

I routinely sit on random wheels and allow others to sit on mine. Just watch out for a rando's snot rockets if you don't announce and have a quiet rear hub.
03-29-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,929
Posted By Riveting

I also started cycling in 2013, starting at 225...

I also started cycling in 2013, starting at 225 lbs and within 18-24 months got down to 168 lbs, by riding approx. 6k- 8.5k miles per year, with commuting 25 miles per day, and weekend warrior stuff....
03-23-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,722
Posted By Riveting

Increasing comfort is definitely a very personal...

Increasing comfort is definitely a very personal thing, as is increasing efficiency at the cost of comfort. At 185-190 lbs, I currently keep the 30 's at 80 psi, 28's at 85 psi, 25's at 95 psi, and...
03-23-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,722
Posted By Riveting

In general, disc brakes will likely cost you...

In general, disc brakes will likely cost you more, and may be something you don't need at all (unless you routinely have: sustained downhill braking, weak grip strength, or wet/muddy conditions). ...
03-23-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Riveting

Let me guess, it'll confirm that I'm more aero...

Let me guess, it'll confirm that I'm more aero when my back is level, my head is down, my elbows are in, my knees are in, while wearing a skin suit and TT helmet, and riding a TT bike without water...
03-22-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,593
Posted By Riveting

You used yourself as the subject of your question...

You used yourself as the subject of your question (which no one could possibly answer but you, yet you still asked it), and I simply followed up with also using you as the subject of the flip-side of...
03-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,593
Posted By Riveting

I was going for juxtaposition, more than irony. ...

I was going for juxtaposition, more than irony. The beauty of it all is that nobody's forcing you to listen to music, and nobody's forcing me to take my earbud out, and we're both happy doing what...
03-22-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,593
Posted By Riveting

One man's ruined experience, is another's...

One man's ruined experience, is another's enhanced experience. Why WOULDN'T you want to accentuate these rides with your favorite music?...
03-22-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,593
Posted By Riveting

Yup, that's the downside for sure, especially...

Yup, that's the downside for sure, especially when it's mixed with some sounds ONLY coming from the side I'm not listening to. The Beatles seem to do it a lot.
03-22-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,440
Posted By Riveting

The Madone 2.3 is entry-level yet it's 5-6 lbs....

The Madone 2.3 is entry-level yet it's 5-6 lbs. lighter than my flagship bike (that I mistreated) and is always a pleasure to ride outdoors for that reason, though it normally gets relegated as the...
03-19-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,092
Posted By Riveting

The per-capita occurrences (not the total...

The per-capita occurrences (not the total occurrences) of bike crashes are what we need to pay attention to, if we want to be properly informed of a perceived upward trend. Simply hearing about...
03-19-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,440
Posted By Riveting

Consider yourself lucky. I leaned/balanced my...

Consider yourself lucky. I leaned/balanced my (first and only) carbon bike on a rock structure for a photo, and a big wind gust blew it over making the seat stay hit a rock that was down below,...
03-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Riveting

No mention of why the OP doesn't like the Epic?...

No mention of why the OP doesn't like the Epic? Is it that they only want "one" bike? A full squish mtb is going to absorb the "abuse" of mtb, and the full suspension will give better traction, a...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By Riveting

Amanda had a sag car following equipped with...

Amanda had a sag car following equipped with flashing rear caution lights.
Quote:
Luckily I had my awesome support duo, my dad (Ricky), and buddy Chris (Killer Miller). Without them I definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By Riveting

A solution looking for a problem.

A solution looking for a problem.
03-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,006
Posted By Riveting

My Topeak MTX QuickTrack trunk has two fold down...

My Topeak MTX QuickTrack trunk has two fold down panniers that easily stores my laptop on one side, and a full change of clothes and sneakers in the other. And when not used, the panniers fold and...
03-17-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,006
Posted By Riveting

Like this? I could see a definitely see a...

Like this? I could see a definitely see a backpack pannier being practical: ...
03-17-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,006
Posted By Riveting

Water resistant. High contrast colors (hi-vis...

Water resistant.
High contrast colors (hi-vis on black).
Reflective patches on all sides.
Mesh holder(s) on the sides for standard cycling water bottles.
Fuzzy lined pocket(s) for storing riding...
03-17-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By Riveting

I was out-of-shape and overweight by ~55 lbs (225...

I was out-of-shape and overweight by ~55 lbs (225 lbs) when I started riding, and had sore and numb hands all the time. After learning a bunch here and riding 4-8k miles per year, I dropped 55 lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Riveting

The riding position of hybrid bikes is...

The riding position of hybrid bikes is SIGNIFICANTLY less aero than road bikes. If you are riding an upright hybrid and are fitter than those riding road bikes, you will do well. If you are equally...
03-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By Riveting

"Active Bridges" worked for my lower back...

"Active Bridges" worked for my lower back pain.
03-17-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 869
Posted By Riveting

For what duration? 1000 watts for 5 seconds is...

For what duration? 1000 watts for 5 seconds is good. 230 watts for 60 minutes is good. 170 watts for 24 hours is good. I've done them all. Many others have done gooder.
03-17-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By Riveting

Just bury your head in the sand then. And I will...

Just bury your head in the sand then. And I will definitely not take my alarmist views elsewhere. It sounds like you simply shouldn't bring up subjects in a discussion forum when you don't want to...
03-17-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By Riveting

If you happen to plow into someone and injure...

If you happen to plow into someone and injure them, you can be sure the authorities will investigate your bike's class then. If I were you I'd stick with being legal and get a Class 2. That's what I...
03-17-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,395
Posted By Riveting

Bontrager Rhythm, one shoe to rule them all! ...

Bontrager Rhythm, one shoe to rule them all!
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03-17-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 466
Posted By Riveting

On a 4 day move/drive across the US, I...

On a 4 day move/drive across the US, I disassembled and boxed my 4 best bikes, and just loaded the other 2 (whole) into the moving truck.
03-15-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,593
Posted By Riveting

A single Bluetooth ear bud in the curb side ear,...

A single Bluetooth ear bud in the curb side ear, on 100% of my solo rides and commutes: podcasts, talk radio, music, Howard Stern. But nothing if on a group ride.
03-12-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,581
Posted By Riveting

Pretentious is the guy wearing jeans, a...

Pretentious is the guy wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, and work boots while passing me on a long steep climb, riding an ebike. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Heck, I own an ebike, but I wear...
03-12-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,527
Posted By Riveting

I experience a psychological pain if I'm getting...

I experience a psychological pain if I'm getting ready to roll out and realize my Garmin battery wasn't charged, and that I now have to record the ride with my Strava phone app, and keep the phone...
03-12-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 74,688
Posted By Riveting

Servant (AppleTV) is an M. Night Shyamalan...

Servant (AppleTV) is an M. Night Shyamalan series, where each episode has kind of a little dark twist, as you'd expect from this director. And Ron Weasley does an excellent job in an adult role.
Forum: Foo
03-12-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,826
Posted By Riveting

Neither. Just got my first Pfizer shot...

Neither. Just got my first Pfizer shot yesterday, and wondered these same things. The vaccine will make it less likely that you experience the severe symptoms and/or die from it. You can still...
03-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,771
Posted By Riveting

pre-ride: oatmeal, blueberries, banana, coffee ...

pre-ride: oatmeal, blueberries, banana, coffee
ride: 20 oz Gatorade per hour, GU pack or Clif bar (alternating) every 45 minutes
post-ride: cold pizza and beer
Forum: Commuting
03-11-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By Riveting

Don't worry about what you look like, or how...

Don't worry about what you look like, or how others look. I commute in the same "Lance Armstrong" clothes that I use when on the fast weekend rides, because proper cycling kit is comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,607
Posted By Riveting

One morning, just 20 minutes before I needed to...

One morning, just 20 minutes before I needed to roll out for the Wednesday morning road group ride, my main bike had an issue that wasn't solvable in 20 minutes, so I ran down to the pain cave and...
03-04-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,881
Posted By Riveting

If fun is my mission, then my preference is a...

If fun is my mission, then my preference is a group ride, and with leader speeds slightly above mine, where constantly chasing a wheel and trying to not get dropped is "fun". Getting dropped by...
03-01-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,837
Posted By Riveting

I'm not sure about 4" becoming the norm, but the...

I'm not sure about 4" becoming the norm, but the ebike front wheel kit I got (350 watt Hilltopper) came with wide'ish rim, that required a wide'ish (40mm?) tire. My guess is that a wider tire was...
03-01-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,942
Posted By Riveting

First bike speed was mentioned as a reason to...

First bike speed was mentioned as a reason to strengthen a fork, and now the weight of the bike. Within reason, neither are important. An additional 30-40 lb. difference in rider/bike weight is...
02-26-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,942
Posted By Riveting

What does ebike speed have to do with fork...

What does ebike speed have to do with fork strength? I (as well as pro riders) ride standard road bikes 2-3 times as fast as any Class 2 ebike can go, yet my fork is a standard flimsy QR carbon.
02-25-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 14,266
Posted By Riveting

It sounds like you and I are/were pretty evenly...

It sounds like you and I are/were pretty evenly matched for 60 mins. That year that I was most fit, on a Zwift big climb, I once did 292 watts for 60 mins, at 3.8 w/kg. But it was around then that I...
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