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04-18-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,596
Posted By Riveting

No, I brought it up first, based on fairly common...

No, I brought it up first, based on fairly common knowledge, followed with a citation to a health website as a source, and THEN you crazy milk drinkers piped in with your experiences. And I never...
04-18-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,596
Posted By Riveting

I don't make these things up, I just report on...

I don't make these things up, I just report on them. But yes, I just found lots of articles that say the tryptophan myth is debunked. Though I still can't find a single article that says drinking...
04-18-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,596
Posted By Riveting

I've certainly heard of recovering with chocolate...

I've certainly heard of recovering with chocolate milk, but have NEVER heard of chocolate milk during a ride. And doesn't milk (as well as milk chocolate) contain tryptophan which is a sleep inducing...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,858
Posted By Riveting

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you...

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you want learn to prevent movements, but what you actually want to do is learn to plan for them the night before, so they occur right before the start of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Riveting

How about folding clipless hybrid pedals? One...

How about folding clipless hybrid pedals? One pedal to rule them all. And I want them in SPD.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By Riveting

I'm no a-hole either and am an owner of two 25 lb...

I'm no a-hole either and am an owner of two 25 lb dogs, but I tend to start (lightly) kicking dogs in the top of the snout/face in those situations. Unless I know I can outrun it at 25 mph for 150'...
04-14-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Riveting

Oh right, you already know by second nature to...

Oh right, you already know by second nature to unclip prior to stopping. You'll be alright then. Having problems clipping in won't cause a fall, it'll just mean you won't have your first pedal...
04-14-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,075
Posted By Riveting

No need to practice. It's not the physical act of...

No need to practice. It's not the physical act of unclipping that will cause you to fall. It'll likely be that you'll simply FORGET to unclip and fall over at 0 speed, especially if the stop is...
04-11-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By Riveting

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04-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,566
Posted By Riveting

Yes, I like being self-sufficient, and I do have...

Yes, I like being self-sufficient, and I do have Triple A, but I only plan to use it for a tow for an unfixable mech. failure. One time 30 yrs ago, a new oil filter gasket leaked and the car...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,858
Posted By Riveting

I do enjoy heavy chunky beers, but I rarely drink...

I do enjoy heavy chunky beers, but I rarely drink in the 24 hrs prior to a big/long ride for performance reasons, and beer doesn't affect me in "that" way anyway.

In the last 35,000 miles of...
04-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,566
Posted By Riveting

I'm pretty sure I know who drives a car without a...

I'm pretty sure I know who drives a car without a functioning spare tire, jack, and lug wrench, just expecting that somebody will pull over and help them.
04-07-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By Riveting

I got mine in 2016, and once I knew it was great...

I got mine in 2016, and once I knew it was great for me, I toyed with the idea of getting one for every bike I had at the time (3 more) and possibly a spare, but I never did buy even a second one....
04-07-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By Riveting

How did you determine which saddle width to go...

How did you determine which saddle width to go with? As well as determining your own width?

I also have a Spec Power saddle and have put 18,500 miles on it, and I've never felt any digging. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,388
Posted By Riveting

And even in the "sub-5 hr 100mi ride", there's...

And even in the "sub-5 hr 100mi ride", there's the additional variable of total ascent. Doing a sub-5 in FLA as opposed to in the Northeast US, or Colorado, is a different thing.
03-31-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By Riveting

I would also ask if this particular crank arm was...

I would also ask if this particular crank arm was bought used? If so, who knows, maybe it was in a crash prior to your ownership that put a lot of impact on the outside of the pedal which fractured...
03-24-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,050
Posted By Riveting

I relegated that bike (that I put 12,200 miles...

I relegated that bike (that I put 12,200 miles on) to Zwift when I got a Spec Roubaix that didn't have overlap for me. And I ultimately got rid of the bike a year ago, to a new rider that I expected...
03-24-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,050
Posted By Riveting

I learned the ratcheting method, because I had to...

I learned the ratcheting method, because I had to with that particular bike. But this type of ultra low speed U-turn occurred for me so infrequently that ratcheting wasn't instilled in me as a 2nd...
03-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,050
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes...

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes it a big deal" to me also, because I don't want it to happen, at all. The fact that we don't want it doesn't make us ignorant (that's just an absurd...
03-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Riveting

Oddly enough a massive saddle, and/or one with...

Oddly enough a massive saddle, and/or one with lots of padding can actually make you more uncomfortable, especially with numbness, since the padding can get bunched up down there and reduces blood...
03-23-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,050
Posted By Riveting

I'm no frame builder, but in general, a frame...

I'm no frame builder, but in general, a frame with a higher numbered head tube angle will donate to the cause of toe overlap, as well as less trail and fork rake, or a bottom bracket that's more...
03-22-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,560
Posted By Riveting

And even then, if those friends and acquaintances...

And even then, if those friends and acquaintances are not cyclists, they might just say "Why would you bother doing that, you must've been raising money for a good cause?", which is what was said to...
03-22-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,560
Posted By Riveting

Or take a looky loo at Amanda Coker, who did 236...

Or take a looky loo at Amanda Coker, who did 236 miles per day FOR A YEAR (https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a20038645/is-amanda-coker-for-real/).

As well as Steve Abraham who attempted 200 miles...
03-22-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By Riveting

You really shouldn't be riding with only one...

You really shouldn't be riding with only one brake if you can avoid it (and especially not just the rear, since the front does most of the work). If you ever need to stop quickly and you pulled...
03-18-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Riveting

A manufacturer will rarely tell you how to...

A manufacturer will rarely tell you how to install third party stuff, or how to circumvent their control software, since it will almost always void your warranty, and they don't want to be blamed for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Riveting

I think 120psi on a 700x25 is way too high for a...

I think 120psi on a 700x25 is way too high for a 160 lb rider, unless the bike itself weighs 100 lbs. 85 - 90 psi is more like it for a 160 lb rider on a 25 lb bike.

In general, never use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,574
Posted By Riveting

For aero position fitness I do lower back stuff...

For aero position fitness I do lower back stuff like "single leg active bridges" with 10-30 second isometric holds, as well as some tricep rope pulldowns with 5 second holds.
03-17-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Riveting

My current floor pump has been in service for ~7...

My current floor pump has been in service for ~7 yrs, and is used to top off the psi before just about every ride (Strava says 1,414 rides to date), and I haven't yet but I've considered re-lubing it...
03-17-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,138
Posted By Riveting

Here's for the other 77% of the smartphoners out...

Here's for the other 77% of the smartphoners out there: "OK Google....Take a Note....Brilliant Idea"
03-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Riveting

Still too many variables. The 0.6 mph avg. spd....

Still too many variables. The 0.6 mph avg. spd. delta between the two rides accounts for 16 watts. So with that alone you're down to just a 36 watt delta between the two rides. And then the wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,843
Views: 465,567
Posted By Riveting

^^ Extra points for the stems, cranks, Big/Little...

^^ Extra points for the stems, cranks, Big/Little (aka Biggie Smalls, although technically it's Biggie Smallish), no water bottle, no saddle bag. Taken by a true connoisseur. I'm also very partial...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,843
Views: 465,567
Posted By Riveting

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO ...

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO
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Cherry Creek Park, Centennial, CO...
03-11-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,441
Posted By Riveting

How do you: press down on the pump, press down on...

How do you: press down on the pump, press down on the opposite side of the tire, and flip the lever all at the same time with only two hands. I just make it easy on myself and use the nut, instead of...
03-11-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,441
Posted By Riveting

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some...

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some pumps need to be secured by pushing the pump down onto the stem with one hand, while the other hand has to flip the lever 90° to secure/squeeze the...
03-11-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
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Views: 4,722
Posted By Riveting

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe...

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe for me, I have studded Schwalbe 38's that do pretty well. It's being around the cagers while THEY have to maneuver THEIR vehicles in the snow/ice, while...
03-11-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,722
Posted By Riveting

Yup, after I said that the savings were based on...

Yup, after I said that the savings were based on the IRS mileage rate, I realized that the insurance and taxes were a bulk of that IRS figure, so it misrepresents the savings of riding instead of...
03-11-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,722
Posted By Riveting

Going completely car-free (and getting the $8.5k...

Going completely car-free (and getting the $8.5k annual savings that comes with that) is almost attainable for me, (in fact several years ago I was riding/commuting to work most days of the year...
03-10-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,722
Posted By Riveting

Some quick math shows my 29 MPG SUV, along with a...

Some quick math shows my 29 MPG SUV, along with a 27 mile Round Trip commute (probably pretty common numbers), would cost an extra ~$20 more per week ($4 more per day) if gas went from $4 to $8 per...
03-08-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,751
Posted By Riveting

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike...

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike (https://hilltopperbikes.com/product/hilltopper-discover-electric-gravel-road-bike-belt-drive/) that's very similar: belt-drive, flat bar, mech. disc brakes,...
03-07-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,925
Posted By Riveting

I do agree that mtb singletrack is where I have...

I do agree that mtb singletrack is where I have the vast majority of my crashes/falls, all of which are solo (unless you include the tree). It's not a question of IF I'll come home bleeding, the...
03-07-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,925
Posted By Riveting

But be aware that bike paths (aka Multi Use...

But be aware that bike paths (aka Multi Use Paths) are full of outdoor enthusiasts of all ability and etiquette levels: cyclists, runners, walkers, skateboarders, rollerbladers, dog walkers with long...
03-07-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,928
Posted By Riveting

AWD bike. Solution looking for a problem?

I certainly admire the engineering of this AWD bike, but is it simply an over-engineered solution looking for a problem? But if the market for it are those just looking to get attention, then it hits...
03-04-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,659
Posted By Riveting

Maybe that's how the UCI interrogates riders?...

Maybe that's how the UCI interrogates riders? "Tell us where the PED's are!!!!"
03-03-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,659
Posted By Riveting

I'm a stretcher, though I'm not religious about...

I'm a stretcher, though I'm not religious about it (nor do I proselytize about it, unless someone else brings it up). Typically I only stretch if I know that I've put a lot of training load on the...
03-03-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By Riveting

Maybe your winter shoes are a size too small if...

Maybe your winter shoes are a size too small if you're feeling excess pressure?

Shimano MW7's are also my winter shoe. I've ridden on 30 minute commutes down to 5 F in them, but with 2 pairs of...
03-03-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,129
Posted By Riveting

I'm not saying that going 20 mph on the flats...

I'm not saying that going 20 mph on the flats would satisfy an adrenaline junky, but going 20 mph is certainly more exciting (aka adrenaline/endorphin producing) than going 7 mph uphill. And is...
03-01-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,978
Posted By Riveting

A 14 yr old zombie thread LIVES!

A 14 yr old zombie thread LIVES!
03-01-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,129
Posted By Riveting

I've always attributed my "extra" endurance while...

I've always attributed my "extra" endurance while doing 240w on the flats (relative to 240w climbs, both measured with a PowerTap G3 power meter) being due to the adrenaline that going faster on the...
03-01-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,346
Posted By Riveting

Agreed. ShimaNO, CampagNOlo, and ScRAM (just made...

Agreed. ShimaNO, CampagNOlo, and ScRAM (just made that one up) are all equally annoying and should be done away with.
02-28-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,564
Posted By Riveting

Strava link or it didn't happen. /s I once...

Strava link or it didn't happen. /s

I once did 31 mph on the flats with a 25 mph tailwind I'm guessing. The weirdest part is that I was going relatively fast for the flats, and with a...
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