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04-21-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 915
Posted By Eric F

1. How old are you? 52 2. Fitness level on a...

1. How old are you? 52
2. Fitness level on a scale of 1-10: Compared to who? I'm an 8 compared to my 10 of 15 years ago. I'm a 2 compared to World Tour pros. I'm a 10 compared to the 3 I was two...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By Eric F

I've been using Speedplay pedals since about...

I've been using Speedplay pedals since about 2000. For me, free float is a good thing for my knees, and I won't use anything else. However, pedals are a personal thing, and what works for me might...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,277
Posted By Eric F

Hmm...I'm used to topping off my tires every time...

Hmm...I'm used to topping off my tires every time I ride, even with tubed tires, so adding a few psi with tubeless is "normal" for me.

I managed to repair GP5k on the side of the road. it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

Daughter's first HS softball game of the season...

Daughter's first HS softball game of the season today. They are starting weeks behind most other teams in the league, and already have a 0-2 record due to forfeited games from last week. Despite...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,277
Posted By Eric F

Interesting. I'm using 25mm GP5Ks on Enve rims...

Interesting. I'm using 25mm GP5Ks on Enve rims and Orange Seal Endurance. I get very little air loss between rides - about the same as a tubed tire. Your experience with mounting the Schwalbes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Eric F

I left those in my other bibs.

I left those in my other bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Eric F

I get where you're coming from about different...

I get where you're coming from about different stresses. I'm going with the belief that high-quality bike frames are built to handle a lot more power than I can put out, even if it is somewhat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By Eric F

I regularly do max-effort sprints on my trainer. ...

I regularly do max-effort sprints on my trainer. No issues. However, I'm practiced at it, and know how to not fall off. I agree that the trainer not a good place to learn, and learning...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

I'm not generally a fan of Chebbys, but that era...

I'm not generally a fan of Chebbys, but that era of the Camaro is undeniable.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

My last 2 New Bike Days were 2020 and 2003. I'm...

My last 2 New Bike Days were 2020 and 2003. I'm probably doing it wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

My ride plans on Sunday got cancelled in order to...

My ride plans on Sunday got cancelled in order to welcome this lovely girl to our family. A friend of my daughter needed to "re-home" her, and we jumped on the opportunity. She's energetic,...
04-19-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,848
Posted By Eric F

The "Montrose Ride" has been a Saturday morning...

The "Montrose Ride" has been a Saturday morning group ride for probably 30 years, and can sometimes attract 200+ riders. This is not a casual and friendly ride with a relaxed pace. It attracts...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,679
Posted By Eric F

I like it. HOT!

I like it. HOT!
04-16-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,726
Posted By Eric F

Get rid of the clamp-on cable stop thing you have...

Get rid of the clamp-on cable stop thing you have now with cable stops that bolt onto the downtime shifter bosses. This is a cosmetic issue, not functional.

MTB-type integrated brake/shifter...
04-16-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,726
Posted By Eric F

Next things to improve (not in any particular...

Next things to improve (not in any particular order)...
- Clipless pedals
- Decent saddle
- Handlebar-mounted shifters
- Shifter-boss cable stops

IMO, YMMV
04-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,726
Posted By Eric F

That's starting to look like something in the...

That's starting to look like something in the range of "normal" for town cruiser type of bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

Moderna first shot - Slight headache and mild...

Moderna first shot - Slight headache and mild nausea. Made for a good excuse to leave work and nap at home. Second shot scheduled for 5/5.
04-16-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 79,848
Posted By Eric F

Afternoon quickie...18mi/1800ft in the San Rafael...

Afternoon quickie...18mi/1800ft in the San Rafael hills west of the Rose Bowl. Nice little ride. Will do again.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

Whiskey lies about lots of things...but not tacos.

Whiskey lies about lots of things...but not tacos.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

On my way!! ...

On my way!!

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

26...and also married that year...to my test wife.

26...and also married that year...to my test wife.
04-15-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,580
Posted By Eric F

You said smoking only puts it into the...

You said smoking only puts it into the respiratory system. This is not accurate. Compounds of the smoke get into the blood stream through the walls of the air sacs, the same way oxygen is...
04-15-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,580
Posted By Eric F

You might want to do a little more research on...

You might want to do a little more research on how lungs work.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

LMAO. Yeah...I can see how she might react that...

LMAO. Yeah...I can see how she might react that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

Sounds like your daughter found a good path -...

Sounds like your daughter found a good path - nIce :) Glad your niece found her way, too.

So much of club/travel sports pushes the idea that playing the sport at the highest level is the goal. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

My daughter has been 100% softball since she...

My daughter has been 100% softball since she started playing at 8yo. She was the starting catcher and 1st team all-league as the only freshman on her HS team (she's a junior now), and has always...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

Not likely. Trautwein missed the bats of 21...

Not likely. Trautwein missed the bats of 21 experienced college hitters who were TRYING to hit the ball. Even though Ark-PB is one of the weaker teams in D1, you can bet that every one of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

This is why my daughter is a catcher. She always...

This is why my daughter is a catcher. She always wants to be involved. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

Avg. in D1 is over 60. It drops off a bit for D2...

Avg. in D1 is over 60. It drops off a bit for D2 and D3, although your will see some 60+ speed at those levels, too. My DD started facing Ps throwing 60+ at 14 years old - not many, but a few at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

This is a truly incredible accomplishment....

This is a truly incredible accomplishment. Despite the fact that UNT is the much better team, Ark-PB not even able to put a single ball in play is stunning. This has been accomplished at the HS...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

So...what's the story?

So...what's the story?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Eric F

It's gonna assplode!! Well...probably...

It's gonna assplode!!

Well...probably not...but I'd keep a close eye on it. If it changes in size or appearance, you should seek out the opinion of a professional.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,679
Posted By Eric F

Not on my eyeballs.

Not on my eyeballs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,679
Posted By Eric F

Ummm...yeahhhhh...not gonna happen. I found...

Ummm...yeahhhhh...not gonna happen.

I found some nifty little black carbon ones. Will totally shave grams off my bike, too!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

It says you prefer to have a ring that is a...

It says you prefer to have a ring that is a little smaller and much more flexible.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,841
Posted By Eric F

Holy hell! Between the weight and the crap...

Holy hell! Between the weight and the crap components, it pretty much guarantees a poor cycling experience. Well, at least it was the color he wanted.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,679
Posted By Eric F

hot!

hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,841
Posted By Eric F

But, you aren't "in" a bicycle.

But, you aren't "in" a bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,841
Posted By Eric F

You don't get kudos for multiplying a poor...

You don't get kudos for multiplying a poor decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

If it means you get a new bike, of course!!

If it means you get a new bike, of course!!
04-14-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 920
Posted By Eric F

Yep. I enjoy the opportunity to pick up a draft...

Yep. I enjoy the opportunity to pick up a draft behind a car, when I can. When I do, my vision isn't fixated on the back of the car. I'm looking ahead to see what is happening up the road that might...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,841
Posted By Eric F

What you seem to be intent on ignoring is that...

What you seem to be intent on ignoring is that the very low quality of the bikes you've chosen is readily apparent, and actually riding that particular bike it isn't necessary to make that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

My wife has commented about the condition of my...

My wife has commented about the condition of my ring a few times. The way I look at it, my ring is a part of me in a similar way to my marriage. Life might rough things up from time to time, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,841
Posted By Eric F

I remain puzzled by people who are so steadfastly...

I remain puzzled by people who are so steadfastly determined to remain ignorant, despite having knowledgeable people being willing to spoon-feed them good information. The OP was only looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

It's a country song, of course there's beer...

It's a country song, of course there's beer involved. The other country song about wine, women, and whiskey was after the divorce, and had a much different vibe.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

This is also my understanding of how it works.

This is also my understanding of how it works.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

When I got divorced, my ex-friend moved into my...

When I got divorced, my ex-friend moved into my ex-house with my ex-wife and my ex-dog. I got my pickup truck and a guitar.

It's like a country song.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

Breeze? I don't remember a breeze. I do...

Breeze? I don't remember a breeze. I do remember a cold beer later that day looking over the central square in Valldolid, on our way back to Cancun. That was a damn fine beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By Eric F

For road-side tire inflation needs, I haven't...

For road-side tire inflation needs, I haven't carried a pump in decades. My back-pocket tool kit includes one CO2 cartridge and an adapter. If I get in trouble after that, I have a cell phone. On...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 25,246
Posted By Eric F

In my one and only experience in Yucatan, it was...

In my one and only experience in Yucatan, it was just about 40C hot in May...and humid like a sauna. This was back when they let you climb up the big pyramid at Chichen Itza.
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