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09-13-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By woodcraft

You think that doesn't happen?

You think that doesn't happen?
09-09-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Milton Keynes

I tried a spin bike once. Had to quit because I...

I tried a spin bike once. Had to quit because I got too dizzy...
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,000
Posted By Sorg67

Enjoyment Endorphins Clear my head Energy...

Enjoyment
Endorphins
Clear my head
Energy for the day after a morning ride
Positive attitude
Good mood
Better sleep
Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom management
Better motivation
08-26-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By davei1980

The little roadside inflators will not work but...

The little roadside inflators will not work but the small roofing compressors you mention will have more than enough. Roadside inflators are really just pumps, not compressors. You need one with an...
08-26-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Kapusta

Well, often times no compressor is needed, just a...

Well, often times no compressor is needed, just a floor pump.

But if you need faster air, even a 1gal compressor Is plenty. It does not take much air to seat the tire, it just needs it delivered...
08-26-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By smashndash

The mental anguish of knowing that you have those...

The mental anguish of knowing that you have those tires just sitting there is probably more costly than the effort it takes to swap tires. The tires won't get ruined if you take them off. Just be...
08-25-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,095
Posted By NoWhammies

We're still waiting for electricity to get here. ...

We're still waiting for electricity to get here. Once that happens I'll let you know.
08-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,095
Posted By rydabent

I have a magic drawer that clean cycling clothes...

I have a magic drawer that clean cycling clothes magically appear. After a ride I throw them in a hamper, and like magic they reappear in my magic drawer. :)
08-23-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By livedarklions

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people...

I buy whichever is cheaper that day. If people are checking out the length of your valve stems, at least try to get them to buy you a drink.
08-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By daveton

First 50 Miler

Just completed my first 50 mile ride. No real issues could have had a bit more food/water. I just wanted to tell someone other than my wife and daughter. Golf buddies would not understand. Cheers
08-17-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

...and thatís when I realized youíre obviously...

...and thatís when I realized youíre obviously not American. ;) I stand a lot on steep hills, but I also like to climb in bigger gears. I love climbing.
08-06-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,009
Posted By cprobertson1

Rule-of-thumb for other cyclists daft enough to...

Rule-of-thumb for other cyclists daft enough to do what I did; water ingress will occur everywhere the water touches; there is no escape.

Don't waste time - get it all out... and maybe don't trust...
07-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By Miele Man

Those just might work with hearing aids. I think...

Those just might work with hearing aids. I think I'll give them a try.

Thanks and cheers
07-11-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By August West

https://www.cat-ears.com/

https://www.cat-ears.com/
07-05-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Pratt

They're not the same?

They're not the same?
06-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By big john

I've done hundreds of centuries and I never got...

I've done hundreds of centuries and I never got close to 5 hours total time, but I never tried to, either. I've also never done a "flat" century. The least altitude gain I can remember is about 4000...
06-29-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By shelbyfv

I can't recall doing a solo century. I like...

I can't recall doing a solo century. I like friends, food stops and a T-shirt and meal at the finish.:) I never had a goal but I seem to be stuck at about 15 mph, year after year. I'm 71 but I was...
06-29-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By Wildwood

Almost 69 - all my centuries are metric. 4+ hours...

Almost 69 - all my centuries are metric. 4+ hours @ 15mph including the stops is enough fun for 1 day. :D
...
06-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Ilbiker

First ride new Domane

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First ride in the books. I knew the ride would be...
06-25-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By chas58

Well, the orignial product was fatty strippers. ...

Well, the orignial product was fatty strippers. Word of advice: don't google this at work. :lol:
06-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,129
Posted By kayakindude

Ride on some rural roads with loose dogs.

Ride on some rural roads with loose dogs.
06-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By BluFalconActual

*Laughs in San Diego*

*Laughs in San Diego*
06-18-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,010
Posted By TiHabanero

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a...

I have the Tifosi model for fat heads. On a second pair as the first pair is relegated to the workshop for brazing. They are light, wrap around, tall lens for excellent eye protection, top shelf for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,535
Posted By Jungleland

LOL, that was my "topple over in the grass" event...

LOL, that was my "topple over in the grass" event after the incident. Pulled off the edge of the road, put my foot down and realized there was too much of a drop off in the grass ditch for my foot...
06-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,010
Posted By John_V

Tifosi Optics (http://www.tifosioptics.com)

Tifosi Optics (http://www.tifosioptics.com)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Nixhex

So I didnt expect this to happen so quickly, but...

So I didnt expect this to happen so quickly, but I was on FB marketplace today and found my new steed.

It's a 2003 spec allez with cro-mo frame and carbon fork, ultegra components. It is in...
05-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,591
Posted By Koyote

Don, this is all exactly correct. The...

Don, this is all exactly correct. The manufacturing that is leaving China is mainly relocating in other countries (mostly Southeast Asia) that are not subject to such large tariffs; they are not...
05-27-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By DrIsotope

I set a PR on a segment yesterday-- on my SSCX,...

I set a PR on a segment yesterday-- on my SSCX, which made it feel even better. Some lustre was lost when I got passed midway up the climb by one of those Team California Juniors kids. That teen...
05-27-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By tntyz

Strava Crushed my Soul

Last weekend was out on a nice ride. On one of the local Strava segments, feeling better than usual, favorable wind direction so decided to go for it. I knew I had one of my better times and was...
05-26-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,591
Posted By dwmckee

After all is said and done, I see NO bicycle...

After all is said and done, I see NO bicycle manufacturing reshoring to the US in light of the recent tariffs. Not even a hint of it. That is a fact. Cannondale & Trek are not talking about coming...
05-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By Hikebikerun

First 50mi ride!!!

My initial stretch goal when I started getting into cycling about 4-6 weeks ago was to go on a 50 mile ride. Well, I had a late start this morning and today has been hottest day so far this year...
05-13-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By Rides4Beer

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock...

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock Revolt, it has no problems going fast, even at 22lbs. It's more about the engine than the bike, so long as the bike is well maintained and equipped for...
05-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,104
Posted By Iride01

Road bike position isn't just about aero. It's...

Road bike position isn't just about aero. It's also about balancing you body over the power you put into the crankshaft which lifts you up somewhat to reduce the weight on your butt. By...
05-11-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,734
Posted By SethAZ

Just one upload, they said. It's nothing, they...

Just one upload, they said. It's nothing, they said. Everyone's doing it, they said.

You're well on your way to becoming a Strava addict! LOL.
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By djb

ever since our dollar bill was replaced by a...

ever since our dollar bill was replaced by a large coin, the "Loonie", in 1987, all of my tire cut booting experiences work but I ride with a distinctive "clunk , clunk, clunk"
same in '98 when our...
05-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,734
Posted By Jinkster

Well Seth?...I'm an "every day is a blessing/live...

Well Seth?...I'm an "every day is a blessing/live in the moment" sort of guy and I'd like to think that God has given me the wisdom to know that at my age and state-of-health?..."Goal Setting" is...
05-10-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I only use one number. It does matter how you...

I only use one number.
It does matter how you train/use your muscles. That's a major part of training.

I don't think it's useful to worry much about one's exact LTHR. Your HR is going to vary and...
05-06-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,294
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is what kayakers do, too. Turns out an...

This is what kayakers do, too. Turns out an uphill lake is called a river.
05-04-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By zacster

Congrats. A solo century is even harder than a...

Congrats. A solo century is even harder than a group ride. You have nobody but yourself to tell you to keep going, and I never listen to myself.
05-02-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,294
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

There are two physical things which increase...

There are two physical things which increase average speed: riding more miles/week and riding hills as hard as you can, which is a much higher level of effort than most people realize they are...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By phile

I did my first century!

so as title says says it i did my first century, this happened last saturday. honestly did not know what a century ride was until i joined these forums about a year ago. have since been mostly...
03-30-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By chas58

you know about the tire presssure chart? 60psi...

you know about the tire presssure chart? 60psi on 32mm looks like a good baseline for you. Personally I think this chart is a little low for what I want on the road, but works well for gravel. Or...
03-30-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By vinuneuro

Add current model Diverge and Cannondale Slate to...

Add current model Diverge and Cannondale Slate to your list.
03-29-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By sarhog

I just bought a Cutthroat about 2 weeks ago, and...

I just bought a Cutthroat about 2 weeks ago, and in my opinion, it is virtually a light (22lb) hardtail mountain bike with drop bars. It’s very comfortable in rough stuff.
Good luck.

...
03-28-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By Gconan

Waheela S Otso Cycles...

Waheela S Otso Cycles (https://otsocycles.com/collections/waheela-bikes)

Waheela S was designed from the ground up to be the most versatile gravel bike available. The first suspension-corrected...
03-28-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By dwmckee

I'd say something that suppports 640b wheels for...

I'd say something that suppports 640b wheels for sure. Theer are a lot of choices.
03-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By DeadGrandpa

The stock bars have a sweep angle back of about...

The stock bars have a sweep angle back of about 25 degrees, rather than the straight bars on most mtbs. I swapped them for some Jones bars and they are great. And I forgot to mention that you can...
03-28-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By wsteve464

The Cutthroat will accept a 100m suspension fork,...

The Cutthroat will accept a 100m suspension fork, 10 minutes to swap out for the original fork if you go gravel touring and need the attachment points
03-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By DeadGrandpa

If a Cutthroat, with 29x2.4 tires max width is...

If a Cutthroat, with 29x2.4 tires max width is not enough, I recommend you consider the Trek 1120, a 29 Plus bike. I love riding mine on gravel forest service roads, as gravel of most any size does...
03-28-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I think the difference between 35mm and 45mm is...

I think the difference between 35mm and 45mm is huge, at least for the kind of gravel I seem to encounter. Will wider help even more? I agree with Katsup, itís a hard question to answer without...
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