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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,854
Posted By Riveting

I've been lucky as far as impact crashes go. I've...

I've been lucky as far as impact crashes go. I've only had the 30 mph road rash from a front tire caught in a rut, and mild concussion from going over the bars into a 4 foot deep ditch after the...
07-09-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Riveting

I'm losing weight riding an ebike because my...

I'm losing weight riding an ebike because my commute is 35 miles RT (with 1,500' combined ascent), and the ebike allows me to do that commute 4-5 days a week, as opposed to my non-ebike that I can...
07-09-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 940
Posted By Riveting

Then what is the deal with the square hole screws...

Then what is the deal with the square hole screws used for decks, why are those used instead of Torx?
07-08-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Riveting

Yeah, the test I did on my first commute showed...

Yeah, the test I did on my first commute showed that the battery was clearly loosing its oomph at the end of my 35 mile RT hilly commute, where it was only getting 16 mph on the flats (instead of 20...
07-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,539
Posted By Riveting

Saddle color doesn't match bar grip/tape. Brake...

Saddle color doesn't match bar grip/tape. Brake color doesn't match drivetrain. But points for pedals matching water bottle, and brakes matching stem. So that's a wash.
07-07-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,935
Posted By Riveting

The challenge of technical and fast mtb IS the...

The challenge of technical and fast mtb IS the fun part, so if I have to check my speed because the rigid can't handle it, that might bring the fun factor way down, or bring the chance for crashing...
07-07-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,935
Posted By Riveting

Versatility = wide tires, and if fun-factor is a...

Versatility = wide tires, and if fun-factor is a major consideration for "doing it all versatility", then I'd choose "Other: Full squish mtb", because to me, fast downhill mtb is orders of magnitude...
07-06-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Riveting

I was just hoping to avoid the need to recharge...

I was just hoping to avoid the need to recharge at work, and to get a round trip commute out of one charge, but I can recharge if it comes to that.

Huge difference! I'm hoping it'll allow me to...
07-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Riveting

Yup, this past weekend I just installed the...

Yup, this past weekend I just installed the Hilltopper Sprinter kit onto my hybrid commuter, it comes with a mounted 35mm tire and could probably be installed in 10 minutes. It's so nice to be able...
07-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Riveting

I also just received and installed my Hilltopper...

I also just received and installed my Hilltopper Sprinter wheel (on my commuter bike) this past weekend, and I also have 3 rides on mine so far. I like that it has a throttle to allow me to just give...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Riveting

I have 2 Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts that are my...

I have 2 Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts that are my go-to, and 2 other non-PI pairs that only get used when the PI's are in the wash. The PI's have about 500 rides (10,000 miles) each, consisting of...
06-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,776
Posted By Riveting

Riding steep technical uphill mtb, I stall and...

Riding steep technical uphill mtb, I stall and fall over just about every time I ride because I'm only going 1-2 mph and the front wheel will contact a rock and not roll over it, causing the bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By Riveting

My wife and I call it "Butt Lube", though I would...

My wife and I call it "Butt Lube", though I would refrain from doing a Google search for that product. I put a tablespoon amount on two fingers and apply it to the sit spots only. Chamois Butt'r is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,086
Posted By Riveting

Nice job! I've gone 325 miles in 24 hrs (20 hours...

Nice job! I've gone 325 miles in 24 hrs (20 hours of moving time), 16.3 mph avg moving speed. In hindsight, I wish I had ridden faster, since I definitely had more left in my tank at the 24 hr mark,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,669
Posted By Riveting

Not any wheel, and not easy if you don't know how...

Not any wheel, and not easy if you don't know how to re-lace a wheel. You would need to replace your existing hub and spokes, making sure the spoke count of the hub you buy matches your rim. Best...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,669
Posted By Riveting

+1 for the PowerTap G3 Hub. I've got about 15,000...

+1 for the PowerTap G3 Hub. I've got about 15,000 miles on mine (bought a complete wheelset at wheelbuilder.com since I needed a spare wheelset at the time anyway), has always worked flawlessly, is...
06-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 827
Posted By Riveting

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more...

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more calories to digest them, than they have in them, so they actually have negative calories. And the salt will replenish your lost electrolytes due to...
06-24-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,893
Posted By Riveting

I'm 47 now, and was 43 when I first got the PM. I...

I'm 47 now, and was 43 when I first got the PM. I guess we'll see how I feel about the PM puking subject when I'm an old fart like you. But I ride with a 72 yr old (Tom) that also has a PM, and he's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,195
Posted By Riveting

There's a stretch of road on Rt 36 going from St...

There's a stretch of road on Rt 36 going from St Albans, VT up to Fairfield, that's an avg of 9%, with a smattering of 20%, for 1 mile https://www.strava.com/segments/830880. I've made it twice when...
06-24-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,522
Posted By Riveting

Why would a cyclist that's catching up to, and...

Why would a cyclist that's catching up to, and then and passing you be considered hot-headed? Don't confuse hot-headed with competitive. Maybe he thought you'd want to race on your girls bike,...
06-24-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,893
Posted By Riveting

I disagree wholeheartedly. I bought a power meter...

I disagree wholeheartedly. I bought a power meter (PowerTap G3 hub) just so that I could do intervals effectively, and push myself for 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 20 min, drooling and almost to the point...
06-16-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,494
Posted By Riveting

I just bought an electric front wheel...

I just bought an electric front wheel (Hilltopper) just so that I can extend my commuting to hopefully 5 days a week, because I also ride 35 miles per day, and my sore knees just need a little help...
06-16-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,106
Posted By Riveting

Power meter data (3 sec avg) is practically all I...

Power meter data (3 sec avg) is practically all I ever look at on my Garmin 520 while riding, and sometimes heart rate. I also set the "High Power Alarm" in the Garmin, when I know it's a recovery...
Forum: Introductions
06-10-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Riveting

I'm in Denver too (just south of E470), and moved...

I'm in Denver too (just south of E470), and moved here from Boston 3 years ago. I came for the low humidity, lack of rain, cycling in the foothills/mtns, skiing, fly fishing, and hiking, and wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Riveting

I've had a PowerTap G3 hub since 2015, and it now...

I've had a PowerTap G3 hub since 2015, and it now has about 16,000 miles on it. It's always been used in all types of weather and conditions. It connects to my Garmin 520 via BlueTooth flawlessly, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By Riveting

In ~2011 (at age 38) I hurt a disc in the lower...

In ~2011 (at age 38) I hurt a disc in the lower back carrying a heavy bag of wet leaves, and couldn't walk for a day or two. A few years went by and things were OK, but I thought any real fitness was...
06-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,178
Posted By Riveting

The danger I see from using a tracking app, is...

The danger I see from using a tracking app, is that my friends will see how many times (and for how long) I was a slacker when I stopped to rest or just to smell the roses, which is really easy to do...
06-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Riveting

Is the tiresome nature of throttles the reason...

Is the tiresome nature of throttles the reason other kits do the pedal assist? The reason I chose the throttle (and not assist) was because I didn't want assist all the time, only for a few minutes...
06-03-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Riveting

Front Wheel Kit

I just purchased (but not yet received) a Hilltopper Sprinter 36v 250w front wheel kit, without pedal assist, only a throttle (Colorado law allows for "Class II unassisted up to 20mph" on the MUP's,...
06-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Riveting

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even...

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even it is busy, and therefore somewhat risky, at times.
06-03-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,518
Posted By Riveting

1. There are flu vaccines, yet 21,000 to 60,000...

1. There are flu vaccines, yet 21,000 to 60,000 still die annually from the flu, as well as 900,000 being hospitalized in the 2017-2018 flu season. I, for one, won't be calm once the Corona vaccine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Riveting

Any chunky is chunky. I'll challenge you to a...

Any chunky is chunky. I'll challenge you to a foot race (or simply walking) and we'll see who's chunky. Here's mine: ...
06-03-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,518
Posted By Riveting

Annually, influenza has killed between 12,000 and...

Annually, influenza has killed between 12,000 and 61,000 people in the US alone, why weren't you afraid of all these things prior to corona?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Riveting

Road shoes are chunky. MTB shoes are normal.

Road shoes are chunky. MTB shoes are normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,759
Posted By Riveting

Get a power meter, ride normally for a few weeks,...

Get a power meter, ride normally for a few weeks, and then analyze your power curve. Then simply increase your power by some number of watts for the desired interval duration that you want to...
05-29-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,315
Posted By Riveting

If you like pushing the limits of your skill...

If you like pushing the limits of your skill level, and don't mind falling 2-3 times per ride, get a full suspension MTB and ride in the woods on some steep technical single track. Learning to fall...
05-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,467
Posted By Riveting

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer (which...

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer (which metastasized to the lymph and vertebrae) 9 months ago, after tumors caused the upper half of my left lung to collapse for 2 weeks, along with several...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,663
Posted By Riveting

I'm a cyclist and a golfer, and I don't feel...

I'm a cyclist and a golfer, and I don't feel elitist or arrogant doing either, and I wave or head nod to just about everyone I see when cycling: cyclists, runners, dog walkers, skateboarders, etc,...
05-28-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,584
Posted By Riveting

I treat Stop signs and red lights like Yield...

I treat Stop signs and red lights like Yield signs. Nobody there, I'm going, potentially at full speed. Somebody there, I'm yielding until it's safe to go, and very likely coming to a full stop and...
05-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,408
Posted By Riveting

For chasing Strava segment KOM's, Top 10's, or...

For chasing Strava segment KOM's, Top 10's, or just PR's, I highly recommend VeloViewer.com, $15 a year (US), just 4 cents per day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By Riveting

I've been Premium since 2014. 17 cents per day is...

I've been Premium since 2014. 17 cents per day is a relatively small price to pay considering that "they/we" say that cycling costs about 13 cents per mile, all costs considered. Analyzing my power...
04-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,336
Posted By Riveting

I'm bald, so trying on a helmet is necessary to...

I'm bald, so trying on a helmet is necessary to make sure there's no sharp plastic pieces digging into my scalp, same with shoes, gotta try them on, so the LBS gets that business. Other...
04-26-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,151
Posted By Riveting

I bought my wife a road bike and upright cruiser,...

I bought my wife a road bike and upright cruiser, but she has almost zero interest. You can only bring the horse to the water.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By Riveting

SPD shoes with a grippy rubber sole is the only...

SPD shoes with a grippy rubber sole is the only thing I'll ever use. I like to be able to walk confidently when off the bike, whether it be road, mtb or commuting. I can't think of a single advantage...
04-26-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Riveting

I've only ridden one single speed in the last...

I've only ridden one single speed in the last week, and that's because my Di2 battery died
04-26-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,258
Posted By Riveting

Don't find time to ride. Make time.

Don't find time to ride. Make time.
04-16-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Riveting

Simple...get up at 3am, then by the time 7am...

Simple...get up at 3am, then by the time 7am rolls around you're good to go for the morning ride.
04-15-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Riveting

Sorry, I was covid cranky and being sarcastic....

Sorry, I was covid cranky and being sarcastic. 9/10 things I've gotten from Amazon lately probably originated outside the US. In reality, some portion of every purchase you make within the borders...
04-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,203
Posted By Riveting

Something to help make going up hills a little...

Something to help make going up hills a little easier...a Wyze Bluetooth bathroom scale with body fat measurement, only $19.99 USD. https://wyze.com/wyze-scale
04-15-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Riveting

+1 for an impact to the wrench, after the part's...

+1 for an impact to the wrench, after the part's been heated. I've restored old rust-bucket cars and have seen 9/16 nuts glowing bright red before the rust bond breaks with an air powered impact...
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