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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,864
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...
07-06-20, 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...
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
06-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,670
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: 834
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, 01:07 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,...
06-16-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,508
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...
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...
06-03-20, 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.
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...
05-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,414
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
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,259
Posted By Riveting

Don't find time to ride. Make time.

Don't find time to ride. Make time.
04-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,433
Views: 558,237
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, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Riveting

Thank you for saving the Bulgarian, Swiss, and...

Thank you for saving the Bulgarian, Swiss, and Grecian economies.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,345
Posted By Riveting

The nastiest stuff is always on the far right ...

The nastiest stuff is always on the far right (as seen on BF somewhere)
04-11-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,468
Posted By Riveting

I simply hold my breath as I pass people on the...

I simply hold my breath as I pass people on the MUP. A form of hypoxic interval training, I guess.
04-11-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Riveting

+1 for clip-on aerobars, which are great for...

+1 for clip-on aerobars, which are great for relieving: fatigued hands, wrists, triceps, shoulders, and back. Just don't use them while drafting someone, or riding right next to them, since they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Riveting

So close, but it really needs a black chain,...

So close, but it really needs a black chain, black cassette, and those rim decals removed to be properly murdered out.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By Riveting

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my...

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my first 525km/325mi (24 hr solo, only stopping for food and bio breaks) by riding 5-6 days a week for an entire season (weekday commutes, and weekend...
02-29-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,045
Posted By Riveting

Holy crap, after I was done reading all the posts...

Holy crap, after I was done reading all the posts I was going to post this pic of MY first bike (from 1980-81?), and now you beat me to it! I beat the snot out of that bike. left it in the rain...
02-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,351
Posted By Riveting

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an...

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an epic ride was a flat 10 mile commute to work, then 40 miles with a group, then 70, then 100, then 200, then it was a 325 mile 24 hr solo ride, then it...
02-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By Riveting

2016 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2)...

2016 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2) 180km/111mi 13,678' https://www.strava.com/activities/683123416
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 949
Posted By Riveting

I wouldn't expect any repair/service center...

I wouldn't expect any repair/service center (bike, auto, etc..) to take it upon themselves to replace old parts with new parts during the repair, unless it was discussed up front that the repairman...
02-20-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,402
Posted By Riveting

Cold = 5 F (for a 35 minute dry commute) where...

Cold = 5 F (for a 35 minute dry commute) where nose breathing makes the moisture in your nostrils frozen and crunchy. I can't imagine -20F
Hot = ~104 F (in Denver where we routinely get single digit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,711
Posted By Riveting

I looked at buying a house with a central vacuum...

I looked at buying a house with a central vacuum system and it was included in the price of the house :)
02-05-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,097
Posted By Riveting

Hoppy IPA's are my reward for the 30 mile rides,...

Hoppy IPA's are my reward for the 30 mile rides, and smoky scotch (Laphroaig) for the centuries.
02-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Riveting

I can't prove it, but I swear a glass or two of...

I can't prove it, but I swear a glass or two of Cab the night before a big ride enhances power and endurance. I used to have a zero tolerance rule for no alcohol the night before, but I broke the...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,856
Posted By Riveting

Beware, studs can also "cause" falls, when going...

Beware, studs can also "cause" falls, when going too fast around turns, on dry pavement. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,050
Posted By Riveting

1. 325 miles in 24hrs elapsed (3 years ago),...

1. 325 miles in 24hrs elapsed (3 years ago), could've gone longer but a 24hr ride was the goal, 99% super flat, the first 22 hours were solo, and the last 2 hours were drafting a fresh legged buddy...
01-17-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Riveting

In 2016 I put 4x as many miles on the bike than I...

In 2016 I put 4x as many miles on the bike than I did on the car (8,500 vs 2,000), I worked 10 miles from home, and commuted by bike almost every day, 5 days a week, except not in the rain or falling...
10-28-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,724
Posted By Riveting

Training on a bike without a power meter is like...

Training on a bike without a power meter is like going to a gym that has no weights listed on any of the equipment. In either scenario, it's still possible to train by feel, but it's a lot easier to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,052
Posted By Riveting

Is it also illegal for a deaf person to ride a...

Is it also illegal for a deaf person to ride a bike where you live?
09-06-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 62,229
Posted By Riveting

Drop bars are merely an entry-level illusion to...

Drop bars are merely an entry-level illusion to looking racy. True raciness means getting aero-bars and riding those MUPs at speeds so fast that the complaints of the peds can't reach your ears!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 332,507
Posted By Riveting

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08-19-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,521
Posted By Riveting

What's the downside to driving your car up those...

What's the downside to driving your car up those same hills at 10 mph in 5th gear?
08-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By Riveting

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07-23-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,698
Posted By Riveting

I cut my steerer tube 3 times, and it's still too...

I cut my steerer tube 3 times, and it's still too short.
07-12-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 18,668
Posted By Riveting

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,403
Posted By Riveting

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack...

Got to the event with the bike on the roof rack only to discover that the key to the roof rack was on the other key ring, still at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,040
Posted By Riveting

Being a much heavier rider relative to the rest...

Being a much heavier rider relative to the rest of the group (40-70 lbs more), I end up being a RunUpDriftBacker on the hills. My weight advantage is on the downhills, so that's where I go hard, pass...
06-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,286
Posted By Riveting

A FREE bike that doesn't fit is not a good deal.

A FREE bike that doesn't fit is not a good deal.
06-28-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,218
Posted By Riveting

I've got a Pletscher Double on my commuter, which...

I've got a Pletscher Double on my commuter, which makes the bike REALLY stable when loading the rear panniers.
06-14-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,298
Posted By Riveting

Clip on aero bars (mounted on drop bars) give me...

Clip on aero bars (mounted on drop bars) give me all the positions I need to alleviate hand, wrist, tricep, back, neck, and shoulder fatigue on 100+ mile rides. Not sure if clip-on aero bars are a...
06-14-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 16,502
Posted By Riveting

I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less...

I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less than $10k on a custom Ti. He also spends (his time) every Thanksgiving feeding the poor at a soup kitchen. Does he get any credit?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,454
Views: 381,592
Posted By Riveting

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06-02-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,194
Posted By Riveting

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Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,143
Posted By Riveting

I also commute 13 miles one way in the (southern)...

I also commute 13 miles one way in the (southern) Denver area on the C-470 trail, and it takes me about 1 hour too Unless you have a knee pain or an injury that makes it painful to ride up steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Riveting

I crashed hard once, 27 mph downhill, and had an...

I crashed hard once, 27 mph downhill, and had an off-duty paramedic witness it while she waiting at a stop sign 30 yards away. She was out of her car and at my side with a first-aid kit before I even...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,186
Posted By Riveting

Steel wheels are perfectly adequate, nobody needs...

Steel wheels are perfectly adequate, nobody needs alloy.
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