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07-21-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By Russ Roth

Used cheap harbor freight ratchet straps and...

Used cheap harbor freight ratchet straps and flipped them upside down, strapped the handlebar to the front and the seat to the rear.
That said, my last 4 bike carriers were 20-25.00 each and...
07-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,463
Posted By WhyFi

This is why I come to BF - to be exposed to a...

This is why I come to BF - to be exposed to a wide range of wrong info.
07-20-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,463
Posted By fredlord

None, but I've watched movies and am blessed with...

None, but I've watched movies and am blessed with an imagination. :)
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By GlennR

Smart move.... I assume your ride was longer than...

Smart move.... I assume your ride was longer than the 11 minutes of his.


Money would of been better spent going to a food bank. Now i know why his Ex left him.
07-19-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,160
Posted By terrymorse

In the plus column, internal cable routing is an...

In the plus column, internal cable routing is an iron-clad excuse to buy yet another tool (https://www.parktool.com/product/internal-cable-routing-kit-ir-1-2).
07-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,670
Posted By Eric F

To echo what others have said...Cav didn't...

To echo what others have said...Cav didn't "hesitate". Cav was trapped with nowhere to go. WVA flat-out out-raced Cav, not just in timing of his sprint, but also in shutting the door on his left side...
07-18-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,984
Posted By pgjackson

That foot is freaking me out...

That foot is freaking me out...
07-18-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,030
Posted By downtube42

I'm not a fan of metrics, because most metrics...

I'm not a fan of metrics, because most metrics are indirect measures of the thing you're actually trying to increase. People focus on the metric, missing the actual point. That happens in business,...
07-18-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,406
Posted By Sy Reene

You think English is bad, Chinese has its own...

You think English is bad, Chinese has its own share of homonyms
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Bob Dopolina

First Ride in Ages

I used to train and race quite seriously (a legend in my own mind). Every day the ride had a purpose, a focus, and was documented and measured. I did enjoy this aspect of it but it seemed more a job...
07-17-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,984
Posted By Eric F

I thought that was the primary purpose of...

I thought that was the primary purpose of discussion forums.
07-17-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,384
Posted By canklecat

Multi-Use Paths always devolve the same way due...

Multi-Use Paths always devolve the same way due to poor design. Not much has changed since the 1970s when I first encountered the MUP concept in parts of San Diego. Until very recently Fort Worth's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,067
Posted By PeteHski

Use the front brake. When you are braking...

Use the front brake. When you are braking (especially downhill) there is a lot more dynamic weight transfer onto the front wheel, so more braking grip available on the front wheel. Using the rear...
07-16-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,032
Posted By fishboat

A coffee enema is even better...lightens the load...

A coffee enema is even better...lightens the load and the caffeine absorbed..."in process"..bumps the ride avg speed up by about 1.8mph.

(in general..I think this topic sets a new high in lows)
07-16-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,942
Posted By Sojodave

When you get a massive tail wind and you pedal...

When you get a massive tail wind and you pedal your guts out on your local hill and find out on Strava you are the 6,182nd fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,700
Posted By Branko D

First looks like a cut from something sharp, the...

First looks like a cut from something sharp, the tires are rather resistant to cuts on the thread but sidewall, no.

Personally, rode about 13000km on GP5000s without any issues.

They are a very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,150
Posted By colnago62

Yes, actually it does. Willful Ignorance

Yes, actually it does. Willful Ignorance
07-14-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,158
Posted By pgjackson

Because cycling for 2.5 hours is much easier than...

Because cycling for 2.5 hours is much easier than running for 2.5 hours. 2.5 hours of running is 15 miles at a 10 minute pace. I don't think I could do that one day in a row. I ran a half marathon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,563
Posted By big john

I wasn't excited about droppers until I got a...

I wasn't excited about droppers until I got a mountain bike that came with one. Now, I wouldn't want to mtb without one.

I could see how it might help on a road bike on super twisty roads or steep...
07-11-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By Chandne

58 miles and 4,850 ft from Idaho Springs, CO to...

58 miles and 4,850 ft from Idaho Springs, CO to the top of Loveland Pass. Beautiful scenery!
07-11-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By Lazyass

Did a quick 22 miles, want to watch the mountain...

Did a quick 22 miles, want to watch the mountain stage starting now.

Saved this guy who was almost up on the railroad tracks. No traffic out here in the country but the train was stopped about 500...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 26,873
Posted By gnome

Went for nice day hike with a friend. The weather...

Went for nice day hike with a friend. The weather was ideal: sunny, very little wind and nice crisp temperatures.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I damaged tendons in my feet and ankles in...

​​​​​​I damaged tendons in my feet and ankles in a car accident two years ago. I wasn't able to ride at all for months, the next year I could only do it gingerly and in limited amounts. I'm sorry...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By LarrySellerz

that sucks hard man,sorry to hear it. Hopefully...

that sucks hard man,sorry to hear it. Hopefully you can do low gear high cadence rides for recovery if your foot cooperates, think about it as training to spin faster
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 26,873
Posted By rjones28

My 70s era car that I actually drove in the 70s...

My 70s era car that I actually drove in the 70s and 80s. IIRC, fuel consumption in the 20+ mpg range. No rust.
...
07-09-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By Troul

100 Miles O.D.

100 Miles O.D.
07-08-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By jaxgtr

15 miles 1450 ft of gain...

15 miles 1450 ft of gain...
07-07-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By kahn

About 35+ and 1,600+ elevation. Refreshingly...

About 35+ and 1,600+ elevation. Refreshingly cloudy with a stiff wind at time especially crossing the lake.

...
07-07-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,061
Posted By Iride01

HR monitors that we use as cyclists are not to...

HR monitors that we use as cyclists are not to determine if we are about to die. They are to assist with letting us know how much effort we are putting out. Hard efforts that we can't sustain will...
07-04-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By Troul

77 Miles O.D.

77 Miles O.D.
07-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By Momokahn

Did a Metric today plus one extra mile for good...

Did a Metric today plus one extra mile for good measures.
07-03-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,410
Posted By Wilmingtech

Boooooooooooring

Boooooooooooring
07-03-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By kahn

21 day with 900 feet. Only I can't see the...

21 day with 900 feet.

Only I can't see the last page of this thread. Apparently, something on the forum is broken.
07-02-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,756
Posted By LarrySellerz

I ride against traffic and in the middle of the...

I ride against traffic and in the middle of the yellow line all the time, because Iím the king of the road. I donít do it around cars though. I feel faster when I ride spicy.
07-01-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,497
Posted By Phil_gretz

Grammar is awesome.

Grammar is awesome.
06-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,867
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the...

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the OP has never ridden a light bike. Light road bikes are fabulous. Light mountain bikes are even more fabulous.

I have bikes ranging from 17 lbs...
06-30-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,614
Posted By downtube42

You said this "why this is the first year since...

You said this
"why this is the first year since the race started that the winner wasn't in the 7-9 day range."

Which seemed wrong to me since I've followed this race since it's inception, and...
06-29-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,497
Posted By Rolla

Pick up a few shifts in the shop and then tell us...

Pick up a few shifts in the shop and then tell us about how bleeding hydraulic brakes, rebuilding shocks, truing disc rotors, converting to tubeless, press-fitting bottom brackets, routing internal...
06-29-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,991
Posted By pbass

Yep, I'm the same. I don't even wear spandex...

Yep, I'm the same. I don't even wear spandex anymore, I wear new-fangled "gravel" shorts (sleeker MTB shorts basically). But I'm more hirsute than I would prefer, so why not? Every couple months I...
06-29-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,645
Posted By Rolla

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike...

Many of the features on that 1978 steel road bike were once "innovations" designed for a "competitive edge," and there was some skeptic waxing nostalgic about how his 1935 ballooner was just as good....
06-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,852
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Aren't 'traction' and 'compliance' related to the...

Aren't 'traction' and 'compliance' related to the tire pressure (and tire choice) more than the presence of a tube? If tubeless allow lower pressures, perhaps this is the thinking?
Really, looking...
06-28-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,867
Posted By KJ43

A lighter bike is more fun to ride everything...

A lighter bike is more fun to ride everything else being equal and over longer distances will take less energy to ride.

I don't obsess about weight, but it is part of the equation and helps make...
06-28-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Chuckles1

One word for you

Ebike! Or is that two words?
06-28-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,867
Posted By prj71

That video is stupid. Pedaling a 20 lb bike...

That video is stupid.

Pedaling a 20 lb bike up hill takes less effort and physical exertion than a 28 lb bike. When going on a long distance ride this is the difference between burning out...
06-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,867
Posted By terrymorse

It's not an obsession. It's not an obsession. ...

It's not an obsession.
It's not an obsession.
It's not an obsession.
It's not an obsession.
06-28-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,040
Posted By Troul

That's great progress! I would ride more event's...

That's great progress! I would ride more event's than I typically do, but usually the event has some sort of requirement that deters my interests.
06-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By rosefarts

I use 10 speed ergoís. I like the feel and hand...

I use 10 speed ergoís. I like the feel and hand positions better than shimano or sram. I had it rebuilt recently and works like new.

I like them so much than the other big two, too bad Campy Ekar...
06-26-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bendopolo

Tire nasties

Picked these screws up on the road on my 30 mile ride. I figure that is 9 less flats people will have. I have flatted on both nails and screws on my Bike as well as as my Truck....
06-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,453
Posted By Trakhak

This topic was worked over in a lengthy thread a...

This topic was worked over in a lengthy thread a month or so ago. The more experienced cyclists contributing to that thread pointed out that, because cycling is an aerobic rather than an anaerobic...
06-26-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,476
Posted By rumrunn6

that stinks. btw, w/ a tube, I learned, w/ that...

that stinks. btw, w/ a tube, I learned, w/ that kind of thing, there's no need to remove the wheel. just deflate, slip one tire bead of the rim, in just that section, sneak the tube out & patch. then...
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