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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By joelcool

The sizing changed too. My first pair were L. I...

The sizing changed too. My first pair were L. I can't get a L to start now so I bought XL.
05-12-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By joelcool

Funny interaction. I often wonder what's going...

Funny interaction. I often wonder what's going on inside other cyclists heads, then I'm reminded that it's their space, not mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By joelcool

I am 6' tall and am very happy with my 56 cm K8.

I am 6' tall and am very happy with my 56 cm K8.
04-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By joelcool

There are frequently some cool bikes in the...

There are frequently some cool bikes in the background while they're filming his show.
04-17-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,362
Posted By joelcool

What a great post! Welcome to the community! ...

What a great post! Welcome to the community!
These forums suck sometimes but cycling not so much.
04-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By joelcool

I'd love to try Rotor's system. Electronic...

I'd love to try Rotor's system. Electronic systems address cable system's cable stretch issue, but you have to charge them. Hydraulic seems to address cable stretch and not introduce the whole...
04-01-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By joelcool

I normally ride with a derailleur system on a CF...

I normally ride with a derailleur system on a CF bike. I also have a Priority 8 belt driven with an 8 speed IH setup with Al frame. The difference between the two bikes is 2-3 mph average over 30...
03-18-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,944
Posted By joelcool

Ugh. You, sir, could use some prayer.

Ugh. You, sir, could use some prayer.
03-03-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,558
Posted By joelcool

I'm in a similar situation to you. I'm 57,...

I'm in a similar situation to you. I'm 57, started my fitness kick around 49. I started out around 200#, I'm still between 190 and 200, but fat percentage is in the single digits.
I try to lift 3...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,243
Posted By joelcool

The tire itself may be heavier but the goop you...

The tire itself may be heavier but the goop you put in your tubeless is less weight than a tube, so you'll probably be gaining less weight than you'd imagine.
03-02-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By joelcool

Awesome, beautiful bike! I've always liked Ti,...

Awesome, beautiful bike! I've always liked Ti, nice to see one get some love.
03-02-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By joelcool

Did this a couple weeks ago. ...

Did this a couple weeks ago.

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Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,841
Posted By joelcool

Yikes indeed! Wow, glad you're OK. Semi v...

Yikes indeed!
Wow, glad you're OK. Semi v bicycle has a pretty predictable outcome.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,576
Posted By joelcool

I went through this procedure and it really...

I went through this procedure and it really helped quiet my FD out - hopefully I'll stop being frustrated with it.
Thanks for the link!
02-18-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By joelcool

I've thought about etap and di2. I really don't...

I've thought about etap and di2. I really don't like the idea of charging up my bike - that's why I went with Ultegra mechanical.
etap has no wires / cables, which is great, but it requires an app,...
02-18-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By joelcool

I think I deserve some kind of reward. I started...

I think I deserve some kind of reward. I started a topic that got zero responses! Amazing!
Really, no one on BF is using this hydraulic shifting kit?
02-14-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By joelcool

Rotor build kit

Anyone using this kit? Looking at 2X11 with rim brakes for a road bike.
I understand the feel will be different than my Ultegra 6800, but I'm currently annoyed with cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By joelcool

I put some GP5000 clinchers on a Scott Sub-21 all...

I put some GP5000 clinchers on a Scott Sub-21 all aluminum bike. They seemed harsh compared to my carbon bike, but I don't think that's the tires, I think it's the forks / frame. They do roll very...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By joelcool

Obviously different areas are going to be more or...

Obviously different areas are going to be more or less friendly for bicycle commuting.
Since you asked, I ride 29 miles round trip to work. About 1 mile of that is on a surface shared with cars...
02-04-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By joelcool

Kudos, that's great. What a transformation. I'm...

Kudos, that's great. What a transformation. I'm sure you have learned a lot.

Inspiring.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,905
Posted By joelcool

I commute 4 days a week on my bike, the other day...

I commute 4 days a week on my bike, the other day I bring all the clothes I need for the week and bring my dirty clothes home. So all I need to carry when commuting is food, which is a lot easier to...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By joelcool

Sweet.

Sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,327
Posted By joelcool

Well I don't know about the best in the world,...

Well I don't know about the best in the world, but Folsom CA has over 50 miles of paved bike trails - many more unpaved. I moved here specifically for those trails, which I enjoy daily.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,128
Posted By joelcool

Yes, mostly stop signs and speed limits. I...

Yes, mostly stop signs and speed limits.

I don't like to loose whatever momentum I've gathered for a stop sign (when no one's coming), and 15mph is too slow on the bike path, so I speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,755
Posted By joelcool

That's hilarious. :roflmao: Thanks for making my...

That's hilarious. :roflmao: Thanks for making my day!
11-12-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By joelcool

I've been cycling and lifting for nearly 10 years...

I've been cycling and lifting for nearly 10 years now (I'm 57). I'm bigger, stronger and faster than I was.

I know that every body is different, but your original post reads like lifting weights,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By joelcool

I put 20,000+ miles on a Look 595. Awesome...

I put 20,000+ miles on a Look 595. Awesome bikes, you won't go wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,755
Posted By joelcool

I would go test ride some bikes with both...

I would go test ride some bikes with both systems. I did and ended up getting an old fashioned cable type bike, but not because the electronic stuff was crap - it's great. The bike I wanted was on...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By joelcool

I think you should be banned from the commuting...

I think you should be banned from the commuting section.

Seriously, congratulations.
11-06-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,822
Posted By joelcool

Yes, I'm very lucky. No, I won't slow down and...

Yes, I'm very lucky. No, I won't slow down and take it easy. I am fully aware of the risks associated with riding a bicycle at the pace I ride, and have made the decision that for me, it's worth it....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,541
Posted By joelcool

When I switched from Gator Hardshell to 4000S2 on...

When I switched from Gator Hardshell to 4000S2 on my road bike I immediately noted higher speeds, measured on Strava. I went from Hardshells to 5000 recently on the tandem (I also went from 25s to...
10-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,822
Posted By joelcool

I highly doubt deer have feelings as we describe...

I highly doubt deer have feelings as we describe them in human terms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,142
Posted By joelcool

I think the mods should rename this thread "the...

I think the mods should rename this thread "the ultimate first world problem".

I've always liked the looks of the Venge, but both of these are outrageously great bikes.

Enjoy whatever one you...
10-25-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,822
Posted By joelcool

Not too worried about one-upping any more. I've...

Not too worried about one-upping any more. I've hit 6 deer while riding motorcycles, so this one makes 7. I'm not sure I can put collisions with bicycles in the same category as motorcycles.
...
10-25-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,822
Posted By joelcool

Hit a deer on the way to work.

It was pre-dawn on a bike path, I was probably going 15-20 before I saw the deer. I had a chance to slow down but we still collided. It was a young buck. I did not fall off the bike, no visible...
10-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By joelcool

You're crazy. Congratulations.

You're crazy.

Congratulations.
10-16-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By joelcool

Something is wrong... you already know that,...

Something is wrong... you already know that, that's why you posted. A brand new bike should not go out of adjustment regularly.

The smart people on this form will lead you in the right direction,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,099
Posted By joelcool

One way to find out :)

One way to find out :)
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,815
Posted By joelcool

+1 My little sister is in the process of...

+1

My little sister is in the process of beating breast cancer.

You've got a big battle ahead of you, and it will suck. You can beat this though.

Prayer sent.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,758
Posted By joelcool

That is cool, never seen anything like it. I...

That is cool, never seen anything like it.

I have no rituals.
10-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,834
Posted By joelcool

Road bike (love it, my go to ride and daily...

Road bike (love it, my go to ride and daily commuter)
Belt drive (crappy weather commuter)
MB (ride it to the gym or if I go off road)
Tandem

Then my wife has 2. Our garage is pretty full.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,668
Posted By joelcool

Running a 5000 on the front while I kill my last...

Running a 5000 on the front while I kill my last 4000 on the rear (clinchers). They are nice.
10-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,817
Posted By joelcool

Sorry, no words I can say on this forum in...

Sorry, no words I can say on this forum in response to that.
I saw a coyote on the trail this morning - less than 10' from me, and had a bit of a race with a female rider. No drafting was involved...
10-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By joelcool

Second on reporting the incident to animal...

Second on reporting the incident to animal control. If it's a repeat offender they will (hopefully) take action.

Glad you guys came out of it unscathed. Not everyone is so lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By joelcool

Wow, taking slammed to the next level! ...

Wow, taking slammed to the next level!

Congrats, enjoy!
10-08-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By joelcool

I have a 12-15 mile commute, so similar to yours....

I have a 12-15 mile commute, so similar to yours. I use a road bike that was pretty darned expensive, but I justified it by saying I deserved it. Not sure that's true, but I have no regrets. I...
09-23-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By joelcool

I wouldn't use it for anything other than yard...

I wouldn't use it for anything other than yard art.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,360
Posted By joelcool

More preaching to the choir. ...

More preaching to the choir.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By joelcool

Good on you. I've been helped and I've done the...

Good on you. I've been helped and I've done the helping. Call it karma or whatever, being the good person is the right thing to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,015
Posted By joelcool

No.

No.
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