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08-12-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,873
Posted By Stormsedge

Nope. Not crazy. By comparison, I spent $1000...

Nope. Not crazy. By comparison, I spent $1000 upgrading my old bike to ride a 100 miler...then spent $3500 two months later on a carbon road bike. Coulda been $4500 :notamused: . Try them all, get...
08-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By Stormsedge

300 miles in two days is huge mileage...but, each...

300 miles in two days is huge mileage...but, each their own.

Bar ends to start for sure...I have a couple of different Velo Orange bars for my hybrid--using Crazy Bars presently.

If going...
03-15-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,413
Posted By Stormsedge

Yup, looks like you are ready to go. Two things...

Yup, looks like you are ready to go. Two things to consider, however, on hotter days I go through more than one water bottle in ~20 miles -and- the photo perspective suggests to me that your seat...
03-15-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,719
Posted By Stormsedge

<<<<My Schwinn Crosscut can and has done it...

<<<<My Schwinn Crosscut can and has done it all...currently set up to ride with the grandkids. I just had to have a Domane and a FS MTB...neither of which has made made faster or look more skillful.
01-26-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,039
Posted By Stormsedge

I've used Bontrager R2s and R3s in 700x32 for the...

I've used Bontrager R2s and R3s in 700x32 for the last three years on carbon wheels with no issues.

Check your frame clearance before the 32s. Cheers!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,366
Posted By Stormsedge

I have four, but only use my MTB shoe with...

I have four, but only use my MTB shoe with SPD...maybe I should sell some of this other stuff?
01-21-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,363
Posted By Stormsedge

It is easy to overthink this. Generally,...

It is easy to overthink this. Generally, narrower tires are run at higher pressures, but the tire pressure choice is based upon combined rider and bike weight. There are some simple charts on the...
01-21-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,869
Posted By Stormsedge

Raleighs are great bikes...good for you! I had a...

Raleighs are great bikes...good for you! I had a Gary Fisher with the same components---nearly bulletproof. I wouldn't worry about upgrading right now. Don't worry about the weight. If the handlebars...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,274
Posted By Stormsedge

I have 28s on one bike and 32s on the other. I...

I have 28s on one bike and 32s on the other. I predict both will have 32s in the future.
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By Stormsedge

Do not like them in vehicles (or on ships).

Do not like them in vehicles (or on ships).
12-09-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,711
Posted By Stormsedge

If you are at home and have the time, leave the...

If you are at home and have the time, leave the tire in the sun for an hour or so to make it more pliable...you may have to wear gloves as they can get quite hot. After mounting/dismounting a couple...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Stormsedge

Finally, something for right handed arm wrestlers...

Finally, something for right handed arm wrestlers to use to maintain body symmetry!
12-05-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By Stormsedge

Go for it. I'm 63 and schedule one a month from...

Go for it. I'm 63 and schedule one a month from April through October. This was my third year, and I trained considerably less than my first year where I was getting at least 70 miles a week. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,716
Posted By Stormsedge

I bought a year end 2017 SL6 Disc after riding...

I bought a year end 2017 SL6 Disc after riding both it and a bit pricier Roubaix. It is a great bike. It came with Vision Metron 40 carbon wheels. We weighed it at the LBS when I picked it...
11-29-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Stormsedge

Just bought a 520+ off another flash sale, so I'm...

Just bought a 520+ off another flash sale, so I'm set for awhile. Cheers!
11-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,232
Posted By Stormsedge

60ish and sunny in the E. TN river valley.

60ish and sunny in the E. TN river valley.
Forum: Foo
11-29-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,804
Posted By Stormsedge

Left over pizza, sausage balls and coffee...

Left over pizza, sausage balls and coffee T-day...turkey with family Fri. Cheers!
11-29-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,622
Posted By Stormsedge

Hydration and rest are my first two thoughts, in...

Hydration and rest are my first two thoughts, in that order. Listen to your body.
11-28-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,828
Posted By Stormsedge

Laptop(s)...purchased them this AM on BF sale at...

Laptop(s)...purchased them this AM on BF sale at Lenovo. I'm good for bike stuff, but I'm watching the guitar gear closely to see if I can pick up a couple of items (that I do not truthfully need).
Forum: Foo
11-26-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,123
Posted By Stormsedge

You won't know (and neither will we) unless you...

You won't know (and neither will we) unless you go. Get a t-shirt!
11-26-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,477
Posted By Stormsedge

That may be, but I've decided to draw the line at...

That may be, but I've decided to draw the line at >45 and rain. I was caught in rain enough this year that I decided to add renders, but I do not have the right clothing for very cold and wet.
11-26-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,316
Posted By Stormsedge

Fast food drink cups...fast food bags. The worst...

Fast food drink cups...fast food bags. The worst for me, though, are the straight piped diesel pickups sneaking up to "roll coal"---the turbo spin up whistle is deafening and startling. I rode a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,677
Posted By Stormsedge

...but it was $1500 more than the black bike I...

...but it was $1500 more than the black bike I bought...oh, $500 for 1mph x 3...I messed up and shoulda bought the red!
11-17-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,957
Posted By Stormsedge

63yo and a new 29" FS about six months ago--not...

63yo and a new 29" FS about six months ago--not because there was anything wrong with the old hardtail. I stick to easy/moderate MTB trails...there are many around here. I only do game trails on...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,265
Posted By Stormsedge

There are coated strings available also...not...

There are coated strings available also...not sure if that would be a sufficient or helpful barrier, but might be worth a try.
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Stormsedge

Should be yummy...have done the beer chicken...

Should be yummy...have done the beer chicken myself.
11-15-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,442
Posted By Stormsedge

I remember my helicopter dets using "helicopter...

I remember my helicopter dets using "helicopter tape" and treating it as gold...couldn't tell you the brand or composition.
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,082
Posted By Stormsedge

I'm thinking of adopting an outdoor, feral cat to...

I'm thinking of adopting an outdoor, feral cat to cull the varmits around my house. I just have to plan a timeframe when I'm here to do the home association process ( or whatever it is called ). My...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,019
Posted By Stormsedge

I only use electrics...and have several. All...

I only use electrics...and have several. All inexpensive as the more expensive ones really do not add any function of use imo. Reason, every main spring (?) watch I' be ever had ran fast on me...a...
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Stormsedge

Rock On!:thumb:

Rock On!:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,907
Posted By Stormsedge

I had essentially the same decision between 105...

I had essentially the same decision between 105 and Ultegra when I bought mine...went with the nicer group, which happened to include nicer wheels as a bonus. What it gets you on the SL5 in addition...
11-14-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,207
Posted By Stormsedge

Do it, make it an overnight and enjoy the sights.

Do it, make it an overnight and enjoy the sights.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,191
Posted By Stormsedge

I like 28s, but it is definitely frame dependent....

I like 28s, but it is definitely frame dependent. I'm 210 and run 70-75f/80-85r.
11-14-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,442
Posted By Stormsedge

I use 3M and have no basis for a comparison with...

I use 3M and have no basis for a comparison with any other brand. I have found it useful for other things than my bike.
11-14-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,110
Posted By Stormsedge

I notice the writer linked every item to a page...

I notice the writer linked every item to a page where I can buy it...therefore, I doubt the veracity of the claim that no one should wear them. Besides, if cycling isn't fun, what is the point?
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,148
Posted By Stormsedge

Honey, do you have my pistol?

Honey, do you have my pistol?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,572
Posted By Stormsedge

Doggone those rental bikes...happened to me too!

Doggone those rental bikes...happened to me too!
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By Stormsedge

Congratulations for another year at the tip of...

Congratulations for another year at the tip of the spear. Well Done my brothers and sisters!





U.S. Navy, Retired
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Stormsedge

Veterans, thank you for your service. I'm proud...

Veterans, thank you for your service. I'm proud to have served with you. God Bless.

Veteran's Day -- 2019. To honor and remember all of my shipmates...yesterday I made a pot of coffee and let it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,653
Posted By Stormsedge

((Sigh))...resisting the urge to trade up. Very...

((Sigh))...resisting the urge to trade up. Very cool Domane!
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,530
Posted By Stormsedge

As for Bigfoot...why not? New things are...

As for Bigfoot...why not? New things are discovered all the time.
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,530
Posted By Stormsedge

Does she ever do out-of-state contract work? ...

Does she ever do out-of-state contract work? I've some chipmunks and a small groundhog that I'd rather be ghosts. :thumb:
11-10-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stormsedge

Lol...there are men at my gym that spend their...

Lol...there are men at my gym that spend their entire visit leaning on equipment while talking...I don't happen to be one of them as I'm there to work. I do have a short conversation with some from...
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By Stormsedge

We have a family plan at the local Y. $81 a...

We have a family plan at the local Y. $81 a month. They have everything. The only thing I'm aware of that costs extra are personal trainer sessions and the pop machine. Were we near a military...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,885
Posted By Stormsedge

I have a light fleece balaclava that allows some...

I have a light fleece balaclava that allows some options for neck and head warmth...and some tightly knit fleece gloves (Performance I think, but they are many years old). I keep a larger pair of...
11-09-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By Stormsedge

29F here, but a positive as I have yardwork to...

29F here, but a positive as I have yardwork to do...hope the wind stays down.
Replies: 258
Views: 53,410
Posted By Stormsedge

Started riding in Jan17, switched to Domane in...

Started riding in Jan17, switched to Domane in Jul17, rode my first century in Oct17 at Clarksville, TN...the Sunrise Century. Fairly flat, good ride...finished in the last two dozen or so.:thumb:
11-09-19, 06:09 AM
11-09-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stormsedge

Go Navy. Retired Navy here too, and I do miss...

Go Navy. Retired Navy here too, and I do miss going to the base gyms (nothing near here)...I do not miss the tightly packed shipboard gyms, however. Those with military service at my Y, and many of...
11-09-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stormsedge

I'm careful of my back, and have had issues in...

I'm careful of my back, and have had issues in the past (degenerative discs), but I work it in my schedule three days a week. Almost always do some basics with it on the off days. Improper form and...
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