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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 210,221
Posted By Eric F

Not on my eyeballs.

Not on my eyeballs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 210,221
Posted By Eric F

hot!

hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,647
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: 1,324
Views: 17,283
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: 686
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
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: 90
Views: 1,647
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
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, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
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, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 436
Posted By Eric F

I can't remember when I last carried a pump on my...

I can't remember when I last carried a pump on my road bike. Been using CO2 exclusively for road-side repairs for decades.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 210,221
Posted By Eric F

Thank you. I almost liked the blue bar tape. ...

Thank you. I almost liked the blue bar tape. The blue of the tape didn't quite match the blue at the top of the frame, and the mismatch bothered me. It works better in my head with black ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

That's crazy talk! Don't you know what kind of...

That's crazy talk! Don't you know what kind of site this is??
04-12-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,528
Posted By Eric F

Not currently. You might also be stunned to...

Not currently. You might also be stunned to learn that the two best stage race riders right now are both Slovenian.
04-12-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,528
Posted By Eric F

There is more to bike racing than the grand...

There is more to bike racing than the grand tours. Arguably, the best single-day/classics racer in the world right now is Dutch. Also consider the size of the populations you are comparing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,367
Posted By Eric F

I bet you could go even faster if you go smoothly.

I bet you could go even faster if you go smoothly.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

But what about the carbon fiber fork? It might...

But what about the carbon fiber fork? It might suddenly assplode! Carbon fiber always assplodes and kills people. I read about it on the intarwebz!!


(Note - This is not directed at you. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

Nice. It's been a very long time since I've been...

Nice. It's been a very long time since I've been north of East Fork on 39.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

:lol::lol::lol: Just a bunch of 40-somthings...

:lol::lol::lol:

Just a bunch of 40-somthings enthusiastically playing rock-and-roll music to a crowd of tens of people in a city park.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

What guitar is that? I don't recognize it. ...

What guitar is that? I don't recognize it.

On the theme of old band pics, this was 8 years ago. I'm 2nd from the right....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

One of my favorite things to do when Iím not...

One of my favorite things to do when Iím not riding my bike is watch this girl on a softball field. Today was one on those days. 3-for-4 at the plate with two triples and a HR. Playing catcher, she...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

I would bet a medium about of money that frame...

I would bet a medium about of money that frame failure is one of the lowest frequency ways that people get hurt riding a bicycle, no matter what frame material is used.

Maybe it's best if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,552
Views: 210,221
Posted By Eric F

Updates: Black wheel decals (might try dark...

Updates:
Black wheel decals (might try dark blue)
Pro Stealth Evo bar/stem
Trimmed steerer
LizardSkins tape (it took me a bit to embrace the black tape look)
Zefal bottle cages (most minimal...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

People who are afraid to ride a CF frame with a...

People who are afraid to ride a CF frame with a scratch or nick donít understand the fundamental material properties of CF.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Eric F

I have an 18lb 2003 bike and a 16lb 2018 bike. ...

I have an 18lb 2003 bike and a 16lb 2018 bike. There are a couple of climbing PRs done with the old bike in the past 6 months that I still haven't beaten with the newer bike. Motor and conditions...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

I have tried a similar tactic with vintage...

I have tried a similar tactic with vintage guitars. I had similar success.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

Correct. Twice. I figured this is the group...

Correct. Twice.

I figured this is the group to share such things with. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

Since you asked...23.7 oz.

Since you asked...23.7 oz.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

This is related to the topic of carbon fiber...

This is related to the topic of carbon fiber material...

The video below is my daughter's carbon fiber softball bat ("composite" is the term they use). It started showing cracks in the barrel over...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

Yeah...that's not going to happen. Did you...

Yeah...that's not going to happen.

Did you read the stories about the cars and planes that crashed? Have you stopped driving or flying yet?
04-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Eric F

Wahoo has a feature that sends an email to...

Wahoo has a feature that sends an email to whomever you choose with a map link for live tracking. It does not have crash notification, however.
04-08-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 78,696
Posted By Eric F

Tuesday: Short ride with a good friend. A...

Tuesday: Short ride with a good friend. A couple of laps around the Rose Bowl loop, and then a couple of climbs in the adjacent hills. 23 miles, sub-1.5 hours. Fun little ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

Part of my brain seems to be convinced that it's...

Part of my brain seems to be convinced that it's still under 30.
04-08-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Eric F

Personal preference.

Personal preference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

It makes as much sense as his thoughts on CF. At...

It makes as much sense as his thoughts on CF. At least he's consistent.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

First of all, buy a bike made by a reputable...

First of all, buy a bike made by a reputable manufacturer that has a history of quality products. For your budget, you'll probably get a lot more bang for your buck by buying something a few years...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,888
Posted By Eric F

You're wrong. CF has been used in bike...

You're wrong.

CF has been used in bike frames for over 20 years, and continues to be the choice for the top bikes from most manufacturers. Don't you think that if CF was prone to the sudden and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,158
Posted By Eric F

Just because a road has lanes going in both...

Just because a road has lanes going in both directions doesn't mean there are always cars present in the lane going the other way. On a mountain road descent, I have - on occasion - used part of the...
04-07-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 469
Posted By Eric F

Outdoor activities... 1. Cycling 2. Cycling...

Outdoor activities...
1. Cycling
2. Cycling
3. Softball dad...which has evolved into spending a fair bit of money on video equipment for livestreaming and recording my daughter's softball...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,158
Posted By Eric F

I have just learned that the Varia is compatible...

I have just learned that the Varia is compatible with my Wahoo Bolt, and has been added to my "I need this" list.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

My wedges prefer to be called Charles.

My wedges prefer to be called Charles.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

Get offa my lawn!

Get offa my lawn!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,158
Posted By Eric F

As others have said...it depends. If my speed is...

As others have said...it depends. If my speed is holding up traffic, I'll stay out of the way as well as I can, considering the conditions of the road and how they affect my safety. If my speed is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

I'm getting #1 this afternoon. My wife and a...

I'm getting #1 this afternoon. My wife and a couple of co-workers characterized the reaction as being like a hangover.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

Good luck with your project. Last year, I did a...

Good luck with your project. Last year, I did a full rebuild of my own. It was fun...and expensive...but quite satisfying. I was surprised by how many little things I needed to complete it.
...
04-06-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By Eric F

I bought this one a while back. I like it a lot....

I bought this one a while back. I like it a lot. One of the features I like best is that the scale is printed in even nM increments, which is the typical unit of measure for bike bolts....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,733
Posted By Eric F

Badass carbon wheels aren't always just about...

Badass carbon wheels aren't always just about going faster. They also look and sound cool (YMMV). Some people find value in those factors, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,324
Views: 17,283
Posted By Eric F

Works for canine barkers, too. The louder my dog...

Works for canine barkers, too. The louder my dog gets, the sooner he gets fed.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,367
Posted By Eric F

You need to use your little ring, like Dave did...

You need to use your little ring, like Dave did in Breaking Away when he was drafting behind the semi. ;)



I don't have that issue. I love that zone of concentration, and the mental exercise...
04-05-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,198
Posted By Eric F

If it's going to rain hard, my phone stays at...

If it's going to rain hard, my phone stays at home. Because that's where I will be.
04-03-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 78,696
Posted By Eric F

Hwy 39 - East Fork - GMR. Felt way better than...

Hwy 39 - East Fork - GMR. Felt way better than when I did it in January. Weather was pretty much perfect, too....
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