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05-21-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,691
Posted By h2oxtc

We have so few gravel roads in these parts,...

We have so few gravel roads in these parts, however in anticipation of riding elsewhere we got gravel bikes this year. This weekend was the first opportunity to ride them off pavement. It was a...
05-20-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By h2oxtc

Very cool photo!

Very cool photo!
05-20-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By h2oxtc

I have a 2008 Aurora Elite and if I recall it's a...

I have a 2008 Aurora Elite and if I recall it's a 53cm. Jamis, at least back in 2008, sized their bikes by the height of the seat tube rather than the more common method of measuring the effective...
05-20-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By h2oxtc

https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/46975097795_...

https://farm66.staticflickr.com/65535/46975097795_461496e4f1_z.jpg

A photo from yesterdays ride thru the Okanagan wine region.
04-29-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By h2oxtc

Welcome back to BF! Glad to hear that your on...

Welcome back to BF! Glad to hear that your on the bike again - a ride can be cathartic. Unless it's like mine today ... I washed and polished my bike yesterday and ran into road construction today...
04-27-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,632
Posted By h2oxtc

Passing along my wife's comment to the notion...

Passing along my wife's comment to the notion that with e-assist you aren't working as hard - she claims to still work hard in achieving a level of fitness, however in doing so she is now able to...
04-27-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By h2oxtc

roybatythighs Reading your post was a kick in...

roybatythighs Reading your post was a kick in the rear for me ... no excuse not to ride today. Best wishes in your recovery.
04-26-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,967
Posted By h2oxtc

h2o-xtc makes inference to my first love,...

h2o-xtc makes inference to my first love, waterskiing. Although in the last few years the bikes are seeing more time than the waterskis, I hope to stay active on the water as long as I stay riding -...
04-26-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,632
Posted By h2oxtc

I'm with DougG on this. My wife has an...

I'm with DougG on this. My wife has an pedal-assist road bike. It's allowed us to ride together, and where previously her ride "experience" was a struggle from beginning to end, now she is enjoying...
03-27-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,847
Posted By h2oxtc

Praying for his recovery, and comfort for the...

Praying for his recovery, and comfort for the family during this difficult time.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,292
Posted By h2oxtc

Just finished reading this book. Great story ......

Just finished reading this book. Great story ... or should I say "ride report" ?
02-20-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By h2oxtc

Thank you jppe and others who have provided info....

Thank you jppe and others who have provided info. My take away is to skip Skyline and spend the extra day on the BRP. No shortage of options - in the mean time I'll continue to mull them over. ...
02-15-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By h2oxtc

I've had a long term relationship with lower back...

I've had a long term relationship with lower back pain. Stretching and cycling are both helpful, although the latter without the former is asking for trouble.

But as to heat, we purchased a hot...
02-15-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By h2oxtc

Thank you all for the posts. The take away for me...

Thank you all for the posts. The take away for me is to enjoy the views of Skyline Drive as we drive thru or past, and take the extra day to ride the BRP. The route options are noted as is the...
02-15-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By h2oxtc

hockey It's a Bafang BBS-02, 350W, with brake and...

hockey It's a Bafang BBS-02, 350W, with brake and gear sensors, and a 52V battery. We can easily ride 50 miles with a mix of large and rolling hills with battery to spare. As I said, it's...
02-14-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By h2oxtc

pdlamb Thank you - awesome information from the...

pdlamb Thank you - awesome information from the perspective of someone who from the sounds of it has ridden it once or twice.

As for my wife ... funny you should assume that she'll be driving. ...
02-14-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,867
Posted By h2oxtc

I agree, nice looking bike. BUT, what's up with...

I agree, nice looking bike. BUT, what's up with the mismatch bottles? :foo: (hope you know I'm just giving you a hard time - don't look too close at my photos)
02-14-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By h2oxtc

If I had to pick Skyline or Blue Ridge ...

How better to spend a cold winter day than dreaming of a beautiful place to ride. My wife and I are at the beginning stages of planning a trip out east in the fall of this year. Cycling of course is...
02-12-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,421
Posted By h2oxtc

OldsCOOL I'm surprised you've waited this long to...

OldsCOOL I'm surprised you've waited this long to consider switching to compact cranks. We similarly live in a hilly / mountainous area and I began the process of switching out my bikes to 50/34 a...
01-13-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By h2oxtc

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/46003023414_81...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/46003023414_81608dd619_c.jpg
Jamis Reborn

I decided to put some life back into this bike with a new Shimano 105 11spd drivetrain and Fulcrum wheels. Yesterday...
12-22-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,267
Posted By h2oxtc

Motto or no motto, I always feel better after a...

Motto or no motto, I always feel better after a ride. That said, for me a ride isn't a great ride unless I've stopped to take a photo.
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12-17-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,867
Posted By h2oxtc

Interesting transition from the Seven to the CF...

Interesting transition from the Seven to the CF Specialized. Would be interested to hear your thoughts / reasons for the choice of new bike. Is this one of the models with the shock absorber in the...
12-16-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,465
Posted By h2oxtc

I hope this thread is one of those that sticks...

I hope this thread is one of those that sticks around for years. It's encouraging to hear about the victories, as small as they might be some days, and look forward to re-reading this post again in...
12-12-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,461
Posted By h2oxtc

I was wondering how this old post got revived ......

I was wondering how this old post got revived ... and now I know the end of the story, or maybe it's NOT the end of the story? Only time will tell.
12-12-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By h2oxtc

Took me a minute to realize that the curly ribbon...

Took me a minute to realize that the curly ribbon is most likely an LED light string. Cool idea.
12-11-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By h2oxtc

Go Team Cannondale!

Go Team Cannondale!
10-31-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By h2oxtc

Love that shot! Well done.

Love that shot! Well done.
05-15-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,465
Posted By h2oxtc

Ditto here too from north of the 49. Wishing...

Ditto here too from north of the 49. Wishing continued recovery.
04-13-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,465
Posted By h2oxtc

A virtual hug and to let you know that there are...

A virtual hug and to let you know that there are others praying for you and Rowan.

Paul
03-30-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,216
Posted By h2oxtc

There are a few rides I've done that will remain...

There are a few rides I've done that will remain in my memory, the Valley of Fire in Nevada is one of them.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/885/41084474512_0b8b8bd2ed_z.jpg
Valley of Fire_1
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07-16-17, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,209
Posted By h2oxtc

As the OP described the bike, I thought "man,...

As the OP described the bike, I thought "man, that's a pretty nice bike for climbing", minus the short crankarm length. Tough climbing is relative term. On one of our local "hill climbs" there are...
07-13-17, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By h2oxtc

Hope the shoulder heals quickly! Crashing...

Hope the shoulder heals quickly! Crashing usually comes to mind when I'm coasting down a steel hill at 30+mph - and usually results in application of the brakes. Wet pavement? My bikes (and me)...
05-24-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By h2oxtc

Time has a funny way of helping one forget. ...

Time has a funny way of helping one forget. Although it may be age and not time ... I digress ... it was nearly 10 years ago that I picked up the bike again after 20+ years off. I can still...
05-04-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By h2oxtc

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4164/34235452896_cae...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4164/34235452896_cae7259577_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UagDpf)

There haven't been enough of these days this spring.
04-17-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By h2oxtc

I've been to the top of Mr.Baker a couple of...

I've been to the top of Mr.Baker a couple of times, but have rarely seen it from this side of the 49. Looks kind of backwards to my eye. :)
04-17-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 382,895
Posted By h2oxtc

Love this photo - looks like a local ride in our...

Love this photo - looks like a local ride in our neighborhood (but isn't).

Someday I'm going to come visit and ride this area with you.
04-16-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By h2oxtc

I understand the argument to simplify, and can...

I understand the argument to simplify, and can totally relate to trying to keep on top of the maintenance. But even the thought of letting one or more the stable go is hard to wrap my mind around. ...
04-09-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24,320
Views: 2,261,690
Posted By h2oxtc

Only 15 miles today ... and sure was nice to see...

Only 15 miles today ... and sure was nice to see the sun again. Even took the roadie off-road today - that was fun!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2931/33944159825_d24a15d038.jpg...
04-03-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24,320
Views: 2,261,690
Posted By h2oxtc

13 miles after work. Second local ride of the...

13 miles after work. Second local ride of the season, sure feels nice to be off the trainer and back on the road.
04-03-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By h2oxtc

I know that feeling of falling off the back of...

I know that feeling of falling off the back of the group. It's exhausting expending the energy to get back on, only to fall off again.

Congrats on the milestone!
03-03-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By h2oxtc

I've been on the receiving end of someone...

I've been on the receiving end of someone dropping back to help me along while on a group ride ... I wouldn't hesitate to do the same (last Saturday for example). For me cycling is all about...
03-02-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,161
Posted By h2oxtc

I understand that everyone will have their own...

I understand that everyone will have their own unique perspective on riding with spouses ...



For me this is why I like to ride with my wife, and the reason I converted one of her road bikes to...
02-23-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,705
Posted By h2oxtc

I have almost the exact same, except I used an...

I have almost the exact same, except I used an aluminum angle screwed to the head wall of the box. The aluminum angle was the most expensive part of the setup. It works great, out of the way, and...
02-14-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,115
Posted By h2oxtc

I use Liquid Gold furniture polish on my bikes...

I use Liquid Gold furniture polish on my bikes several times throughout the riding season after a wash. It keeps them looking a brand new kind of shiny, and smooooooth.
02-12-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By h2oxtc

The joy of rejuvenating or giving new life to a...

The joy of rejuvenating or giving new life to a bike ... now if only we could figure out a way for our bodies to undergo the same.

Pardon my question - I've read praises for bar end shifters, as...
02-04-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,951
Posted By h2oxtc

I saw signs like that on the GMR and the numbers...

I saw signs like that on the GMR and the numbers didn't make any sense to me. What do they mean?

Around here we have these...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/631/21017369168_9e677b9e1f_c.jpg...
01-31-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By h2oxtc

Enjoyed video. Well done! Interesting to see...

Enjoyed video. Well done! Interesting to see the similarities and differences in geography from where I am. I just wish our roads were dry - the city's snow plows aren't too interested in clearing...
01-26-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,599
Posted By h2oxtc

The complete bike together with the battery shown...

The complete bike together with the battery shown in earlier post (Felt road bike) weighs 36 lbs. The same as my mountain bike without e-assist. Take the battery off and it weighs 8 lbs less. You...
01-25-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,599
Posted By h2oxtc

The bike you linked to is what I would refer to...

The bike you linked to is what I would refer to as a flat bar road bike, or a commuter, that has a more relaxed geometry than what I would consider to be a road bike. There are a number of e-assist...
01-25-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,599
Posted By h2oxtc

It's a Felt ZW75 conventional road bike. The...

It's a Felt ZW75 conventional road bike. The e-assist is a 350W Bafang BB02 that I installed. I looked long and hard and could not find a manufactured e-assist road bike that wasn't outrageously...
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