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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Snotrub

I love my Giro Syntax MIPS helmet. Fits great...

I love my Giro Syntax MIPS helmet. Fits great and yes, the strap is a bit small, but I think that's a plus. My Oakley's fit well to the back of the helmet as well, which is a big deal for me in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,291
Posted By Snotrub

If you're serious about a new wheel set and like...

If you're serious about a new wheel set and like the 3V's, I'd recommend going back to that store right now and buy them. I looked at ordering a set of Paradigm Elite last week and they're 6 months...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Snotrub

If the Canyon in your size is available, I'd get...

If the Canyon in your size is available, I'd get it. I don't know about Cervelo, but Trek is pushing back most orders to 2022. Most new bicycle purchasers are in a bind having to decide whether to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By Snotrub

If I rewind 30 years, I can recall getting a 3rd...

If I rewind 30 years, I can recall getting a 3rd degree criminal trespass on my mountain bike in Gunnison during my junior year of college. My buddy and I were riding at Hartman's rocks one day and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,012
Posted By Snotrub

I got pulled over by the Park Police in Palo Duro...

I got pulled over by the Park Police in Palo Duro Canyon for speeding. I was doing hill repeats in and out of the canyon. There's a fairly long straight away that you can really let the bike roll. ...
03-19-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,278
Posted By Snotrub

This. Hanging out in the back is a recipe for...

This. Hanging out in the back is a recipe for disaster. Like mentioned, stay close to the front to avoid crashes and to expend less energy trying to hang on from the yo-yo effect in the back. It's...
03-18-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,618
Posted By Snotrub

Why not buy some new Paradigm Elite 25's disk? ...

Why not buy some new Paradigm Elite 25's disk? Throw some 28's on them and you have a nice road set that should swap out fairly easily with your current wheel set.
03-17-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,509
Posted By Snotrub

I've owned and ridden several road bikes over the...

I've owned and ridden several road bikes over the years. I don't know the difference between racing bikes and endurance bikes other that the carbon material and the geometry. What I do know, is...
03-17-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,704
Posted By Snotrub

I was in my LBS yesterday and a guy came in that...

I was in my LBS yesterday and a guy came in that ordered a Top Fuel back in early December. The original arrival date that was given was mid January 2021. They pushed delivery until June 2021. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Snotrub

I'm still using my KEO pedals I bought new 15...

I'm still using my KEO pedals I bought new 15 years ago. I go through 2 sets of cleats per year and I never have any problems finding them in stock at any bike shop I've been to. I highly recommend.
03-03-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By Snotrub

I'd recommend liner shorts with a pad. They can...

I'd recommend liner shorts with a pad. They can be worn under any short you want and you still get a little padding for the nether regions.
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03-03-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Snotrub

I just purchased a Chinook. It does the job...

I just purchased a Chinook. It does the job well, doesn't move around too much and is very stable. I don't mind the frame hook, but I do put a microfiber towel around the top tube where the hook...
03-01-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Snotrub

One of my most memorable people watching episode...

One of my most memorable people watching episode in NOLA was when my wife and I took the street car all the way up Canal St to the cemeteries late one afternoon. It was quite the event.
03-01-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Snotrub

My wife and I were planning a trip to NOLA in...

My wife and I were planning a trip to NOLA in April, but with all the COVID shutdowns in LA and especially NO, we decided to dock in Natchez, MS. I'm going to ride the Natchez Trace Parkway a couple...
03-01-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Snotrub

I thought, and I may be mistaken, that the...

I thought, and I may be mistaken, that the discarding of water bottles inside certain drop zones last season was to keep the spread of COVID from riders to the spectators. I believe I heard either...
03-01-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By Snotrub

Great job!! Now, you will, eventually experience...

Great job!! Now, you will, eventually experience the dreaded fall over at a stop sign/light in front of EVERYONE. Anyone that has switched to clipless pedals has done it. Once done, you have...
03-01-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Snotrub

I love NOLA. I'd ride that with you any day. ...

I love NOLA. I'd ride that with you any day. Looks fun.
03-01-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,918
Posted By Snotrub

I pretty much ride solo right now. Once I get...

I pretty much ride solo right now. Once I get back into shape, I'll integrate into our local group rides again. Back when I was racing, my schedule was: Monday - recover (solo) or off; Tuesday -...
02-25-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Snotrub

Hi

Hi
02-25-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By Snotrub

I grew up in the Springs and my mom and sister...

I grew up in the Springs and my mom and sister still live there. Spring in the Rockies is magical. It's my least favorite time of year in the Texas Panhandle. Even though the temps are rising, so...
02-24-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,336
Posted By Snotrub

I used to run Rapid Rise XTR on my mountain...

I used to run Rapid Rise XTR on my mountain bikes. I loved it, but not many others did so it went the way of the do do bird. As for disk brakes, I started running disk brakes around 2010 on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,001
Posted By Snotrub

As I watched the TdF and Vuelta this past year, I...

As I watched the TdF and Vuelta this past year, I noticed that the majority of the racers were running disk brakes. The only ones that weren't were the main GC contenders. The commentators...
02-11-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,426
Posted By Snotrub

The OP could have left the last word off of the...

The OP could have left the last word off of the thread title. :D
02-10-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,633
Posted By Snotrub

Took my hardtail out a couple weeks ago. ...

Took my hardtail out a couple weeks ago.

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02-08-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Snotrub

Nothing could be worse that a bunch of guys...

Nothing could be worse that a bunch of guys dancing around with jockstraps on their heads. Brutal!!
02-05-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,919
Posted By Snotrub

You'll be surprised how much it helps your...

You'll be surprised how much it helps your cycling. Keep at it. :)
02-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By Snotrub

Uh........NO!! :lol:

Uh........NO!! :lol:
02-05-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,127
Posted By Snotrub

I'm at work, but the hooks I got at Home Depot...

I'm at work, but the hooks I got at Home Depot for $2 each. They're basically screwed into the center of 5" of 2X4. The hinges are screwed into the 2X6 and the 2X4 on the left side of the 2X4 so...
02-05-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,704
Posted By Snotrub

I always go through my local shop. They were a...

I always go through my local shop. They were a sponsor of mine when I was racing and they are my riding buddies. If they didn't have it or couldn't get it when I first wanted one, I would have looked...
02-05-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,318
Posted By Snotrub

These are in my shop. I just posted my system in...

These are in my shop. I just posted my system in the other bike storage thread here. The only $2,000 dollar bike I have is the CAADX on the far left.
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02-05-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,127
Posted By Snotrub

I bolted a 2X6 to the frame of my metal shop. At...

I bolted a 2X6 to the frame of my metal shop. At first I just had hooks coming straight out from the 2X6, but the bikes took up too much room sticking straight out. So, after seeing a swiveling...
02-05-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,704
Posted By Snotrub

I'm building a second set of wheels for my Domane...

I'm building a second set of wheels for my Domane and have everything except........ a Shimano Cassette. I ordered one a couple weeks ago from my LBS and it was supposed to be here this week. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Snotrub

That's what I do on my Domane as well with the...

That's what I do on my Domane as well with the exception of the velcro. I may have to add that as the light tilts downward slightly.
02-04-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,236
Posted By Snotrub

That's brutal, SJX. Glad you're ok now. UGH!!

That's brutal, SJX. Glad you're ok now. UGH!!
02-04-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,919
Posted By Snotrub

I lift weights 4 days a week. Chest, shoulders...

I lift weights 4 days a week. Chest, shoulders and tricepts on Mondays and Thursdays and Bi's, back and neck on Tuesday and Fridays. I use Wednesdays as a leg day in the winter months. Leg days...
02-04-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,704
Posted By Snotrub

I sure am glad I bought my two new bikes late...

I sure am glad I bought my two new bikes late last year. Even then, it was tough to get them into my LBS. Both were delayed many times.
02-02-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,155
Posted By Snotrub

I can't believe I just read all of these stories....

I can't believe I just read all of these stories. Loved every one of them.

As for me, I rode bikes all over the place as a kid and loved them. Cars came into play in HS, so I took a break. ...
02-02-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,728
Posted By Snotrub

I started racing mountain bikes in 1995 and raced...

I started racing mountain bikes in 1995 and raced continuously until 2012/13 after my youngest grandson was born (2011). While I was racing and riding, I'd tell people about my grandson and they...
02-02-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,236
Posted By Snotrub

I've had a portion on the bone in my right hip...

I've had a portion on the bone in my right hip carved out and placed in the L5/S1 disk, since I didn't have one anymore. Add a couple of titanium rods and some screws, and I've been good for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,912
Posted By Snotrub

I had to outrun a tornado once. Made it. ...

I had to outrun a tornado once. Made it. Another time I was on our Tuesday fast group ride and a storm hit up pretty hard. 30 mph winds, rain, lightning. There were 7 or 8 of left in the lead...
01-29-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Snotrub

I've been watching pro cycling for many years and...

I've been watching pro cycling for many years and I've never seen it before. As for other tours, the TdF had a time trial up Alpe d'huez one year, but there wasn't a flat run up to it necessitating...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Snotrub

I haven't heard NORBA mentioned in quite a while....

I haven't heard NORBA mentioned in quite a while. I remember when NORBA and USCF were sworn enemies.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By Snotrub

I was thinking the same thing. In the 20+ years...

I was thinking the same thing. In the 20+ years I've watched the TdF, I can probably count on both hands how many times I've seen a rider using neutral support. Almost every time they did, they...
01-29-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,815
Posted By Snotrub

I throw mine away when they get too dirty to use...

I throw mine away when they get too dirty to use effectively. Either that or my wife finds my rags and uses them. In that case, I use my old underwear and she leaves them alone. ;)
01-27-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,852
Posted By Snotrub

I liked Anthony and Hannah in the Vuelta...

I liked Anthony and Hannah in the Vuelta coverage. I also heard Anthony solo on a few races, can't remember which ones. I couldn't believe he would provide commentary for hours on end without a...
01-26-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,846
Posted By Snotrub

Oops. I didn't mean to imply that they fell...

Oops. I didn't mean to imply that they fell behind. Just repeating what an insider told me about some shops around the country.
01-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,846
Posted By Snotrub

Wow, BSS was a major player in cycling in Central...

Wow, BSS was a major player in cycling in Central Texas. My friend that owns the LBS here told me Trek is gobbling up large, locally owned bike shops around the country. Some, he said, have been...
01-26-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Snotrub

I like Tom Dom and wish the best for him,...

I like Tom Dom and wish the best for him, regardless of his decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Snotrub

Agreed. It's the worst thing that has come into...

Agreed. It's the worst thing that has come into cycling since EPO.
01-26-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,852
Posted By Snotrub

I like all of those guys, too. :)

I like all of those guys, too. :)
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