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09-25-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,429
Posted By Stratocaster

A year or 2 ago I found a work ID badge. It...

A year or 2 ago I found a work ID badge. It belonged to a guy that worked for a local business who happened to be a competitor of the company I worked for.
I called him and we chatted - I mentioned...
09-25-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Stratocaster

I've ridden once in the past month or so due to 2...

I've ridden once in the past month or so due to 2 bad hamstrings (baseball) and family issues. Yes, I'm crabby about it...but I hope to get out this Friday. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,446
Posted By Stratocaster

Both of the bikes I ride are AL. I don't own a...

Both of the bikes I ride are AL. I don't own a crabon bike. :innocent:
07-23-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,315
Posted By Stratocaster

What brand bike was he riding? I ask because...

What brand bike was he riding?
I ask because the next time someone asks "which bike should I buy?" on this forum, we can give him the brand NOT to buy. :roflmao2:
07-01-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,863
Posted By Stratocaster

So how many grams does THAT stuff add to your...

So how many grams does THAT stuff add to your ride? :lol:
07-01-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,863
Posted By Stratocaster

Well said! :thumb:

Well said! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,131
Posted By Stratocaster

Oh dear...this, too, raises its ugly head? :crash:

Oh dear...this, too, raises its ugly head? :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Stratocaster

I see. Wow, that seems odd that 25mm tires would...

I see. Wow, that seems odd that 25mm tires would rub. I've got 25's on my CAAD10 of the same year that I have no issues with. Sure, different bike - but both Cannondale racey bikes... I would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Stratocaster

I don't mean this to sound snarky - serious...

I don't mean this to sound snarky - serious question:
Is the new bike really that much of an upgrade over a 2015 SuperSix Evo?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,621
Posted By Stratocaster

I've never owned the real high-end stuff, but I...

I've never owned the real high-end stuff, but I tend to go for the stylish $80 (give or take) jerseys like those from Voler. I just like the look and the feel better than my older Performance or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,302
Posted By Stratocaster

crabon: a space-age alloy created by combining...

crabon: a space-age alloy created by combining crayons with bon-bons.
...seems like that would be a lot of calories, but whatever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,302
Posted By Stratocaster

Obviously, you droped the hamer while riding the...

Obviously, you droped the hamer while riding the crabon bike.
It's simple physics, really. :crash:
06-03-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,884
Posted By Stratocaster

My situation is VERY similar to yours. Timothy...

My situation is VERY similar to yours.
Timothy H and AlmostTrick make some good points. I need to take that advice.
My wife works some distance away, doesn't have many friends where we now live...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Stratocaster

HAHA!...I was thinking of Alton Brown, not...

HAHA!...I was thinking of Alton Brown, not Sheldon.
Duh.
:wtf:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Stratocaster

Wow, I didn't realize he died. I wondered why I...

Wow, I didn't realize he died. I wondered why I haven't seen him on tv for awhile. :foo: :(
10-13-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,889
Posted By Stratocaster

I thought about taking a pic, but didn't as I was...

I thought about taking a pic, but didn't as I was riding with someone, and we got behind due to a flat...but anyway:
On Wednesday we were on a group ride - Pennsylvania back roads - nice rural...
10-06-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,305
Posted By Stratocaster

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 14,259
Posted By Stratocaster

...or you can just adjust your stride to make it...

...or you can just adjust your stride to make it correct.
...or stretching will help regain your normal stride.

BTW, 1 or both of these may be a myth. Ok, maybe "myth" is a strong word. Let's go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,856
Posted By Stratocaster

Yeah, I don't see the point of Di2. I mean,...

Yeah, I don't see the point of Di2.
I mean, sure - if you go to the gun range with an automatic weapon because you like to how many rounds you can pop off in 5 seconds as opposed to a...
08-08-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 8,056
Posted By Stratocaster

I get what you're saying - but I think it really...

I get what you're saying - but I think it really gets down to how close your "needs" are to your "desires".
In other words, if you're in a hilly area and want to get up hills faster so that you can...
08-08-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 8,056
Posted By Stratocaster

I think it really depends on your intended...

I think it really depends on your intended purpose. If you just want to get some exercise and burn some calories, the $700 bike should be fine. But if you're looking for better "performance", feel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,997
Posted By Stratocaster

I say get both - the more the better. :D

I say get both - the more the better. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,997
Posted By Stratocaster

Hmmm...seems to me you could have bought a CAAD...

Hmmm...seems to me you could have bought a CAAD 10 or 12 and saved about $12,000. Plenty stiff & responsive, light, and I can simultaneously (well, at least a split second apart - never tried actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,089
Posted By Stratocaster

Both of my current rides are aluminum. I've...

Both of my current rides are aluminum. I've tried out some carbon fiber bikes and was left unimpressed. I'm happy with my aluminum bikes for now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,997
Posted By Stratocaster

Wait - they want over $14K for a bike that's over...

Wait - they want over $14K for a bike that's over 16 lbs?
They can keep it!!!
:roflmao2:

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,454
Posted By Stratocaster

:lol: nice segue into our next "discussion". ...

:lol:
nice segue into our next "discussion".
...but I digress...

Me? I have one bike with 50/34 and 11/32 (compact), and another with 53/36 and 11/28 (mid).
For our hillier group rides I go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,593
Posted By Stratocaster

In my area, men and women compete together. Cat 1...

In my area, men and women compete together. Cat 1 & 2 race together (30 miles / 30 laps); and Cat 3, 4 & 5 race together (15 miles / 15 laps). The exception is at the end of the season when daylight...
07-20-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,462
Posted By Stratocaster

:lol:

:lol:
07-20-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By Stratocaster

Wait - we're THIS far into this thread and nobody...

Wait - we're THIS far into this thread and nobody on Bike Forums has mentioned the spoke reflectors?...or the fact that the wrong side of the bike was pictured?...or that the pedals aren't perfectly...
07-13-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By Stratocaster

Isn't drafting on cars considered illegal?

I've been seeing it a lot. I thought it was illegal to draft on cars (and other cyclists during time trials).
True or no?
07-12-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,947
Posted By Stratocaster

Where I work, we have many tv's on the wall. They...

Where I work, we have many tv's on the wall. They are typically set to the Weather Channel so that we can anticipate what sort of weather our drivers could encounter (I'm a distribution planner)....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,416
Posted By Stratocaster

:lol: I also found the "115 psi" thing a bit...

:lol: I also found the "115 psi" thing a bit odd...as well as the "no tap water" rule.
But it was nice to see that I'm not the only one that endures the hassle of getting ready for a ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,983
Posted By Stratocaster

I had a similar experience last Saturday. After...

I had a similar experience last Saturday. After about 20 miles of decent exertion, I felt spent. Weak legs, difficulty breathing.
I've noticed that this tends to happen when it's both pretty hot and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Stratocaster

It's been broadcasted on NBCSN for the past few...

It's been broadcasted on NBCSN for the past few years. I enjoy it. If you miss the morning, they do tend to replay it at some point during the night.
Looking forward to it! :speedy:
06-15-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,081
Posted By Stratocaster

I just throw mine in the wash with other colored...

I just throw mine in the wash with other colored clothes, liquid detergent, non-chlorine clorox, warm. Then hang dry.
For you guys considering vinegar - remember, it IS an acid. So be sure to rinse...
06-15-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Stratocaster

That's the thing - if you work at it, you can...

That's the thing - if you work at it, you can certainly improve. And what looks impressive or even insurmountable at one point in your life can turn out to be a piece of cake a year or 2 later....
06-14-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Stratocaster

Personally, I just find it hard to be on a bike...

Personally, I just find it hard to be on a bike for more than about 50 miles. As much as I like cycling, there is a tipping point where I just don't want to sit on a bike anymore.
It's not so much...
06-13-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,686
Posted By Stratocaster

:roflmao2: Well done!

:roflmao2:
Well done!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,621
Posted By Stratocaster

I might put more thought into it than I should,...

I might put more thought into it than I should, but I enjoy it, so...
I think the first step is identifying the amount of climbing on our ride - if more hills, I'll use my Felt which has a compact...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Stratocaster

I was checking out Focus as a local bike shop 2...

I was checking out Focus as a local bike shop 2 or 3 years ago - I could get a real good deal on one. But after a little research I realized that the geometry was basically the same as my CAAD...
05-25-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,192
Posted By Stratocaster

I prefer tight - but I tend to put on about 10...

I prefer tight - but I tend to put on about 10 lbs over the winter.
This makes my race fit jerseys a bit too tight...so have have to wear my "fat" jerseys until I lose the weight later in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 14,226
Posted By Stratocaster

According to me (which is what really matters),...

According to me (which is what really matters), the following are cycling fashion offenses:
1) high socks - but if you want to look like a dork, go for it. Add some silly pattern or cartoon for...
05-16-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,044
Posted By Stratocaster

I think a lot of this has to do with the fact...

I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that you're ambitious. I'm 55 and I've finally gotten it through my head that there's no shame in being in the small ring when the road is only slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,121
Posted By Stratocaster

I just use a simple Cateye. I aspire to someday...

I just use a simple Cateye. I aspire to someday buy a Wahoo. But really, I just like to see the miles, MPH, and AVG. MPH.
05-10-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By Stratocaster

So true. I'm 55 and started riding "seriously"...

So true. I'm 55 and started riding "seriously" about 3 years ago. I'm a solid B rider, but there are some 70 year old dudes that occasionally ride with our group that blow my doors in!
OP, keep up...
04-22-18, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Stratocaster

Eh, accidents happen. I mean, you should be aware...

Eh, accidents happen. I mean, you should be aware of your surroundings - perhaps you could have seen the goose also? But in a group ride there are riders all around, and possible traffic and turns...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,958
Posted By Stratocaster

It's happened to me, but oddly - only once. Not...

It's happened to me, but oddly - only once. Not sure what happened on that ride. It happened about 7 miles in.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,318
Posted By Stratocaster

I can tell by the way you change the meaning of...

I can tell by the way you change the meaning of words that you would consider any further discussion on my part to be "violent". :rolleyes:
04-21-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,649
Posted By Stratocaster

I'm not a nutritionist or anything, but this...

I'm not a nutritionist or anything, but this ^^^is basically the advice I was going to give. While living your life, eat according to your "way".
But before and during your ride, make some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,318
Posted By Stratocaster

:rolleyes: Oh dear. ...and I just love the way...

:rolleyes: Oh dear.
...and I just love the way you throw around the word "violence". Talk about fiction.
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