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08-02-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 2,246
Posted By ksryder

Hey good news everyone, it looks like the heat...

Hey good news everyone, it looks like the heat wave has finally broken (at least where I live) so we can all ride our bikes again!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Since I got the new bike I looked at the "sold...

Since I got the new bike I looked at the "sold listings" on ebay to see what my old bike might sell for. I know bike prices are a little ridiculous right now but it's a 13-year-old frame that I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Well for the 200 mile event I'd say about 10% are...

Well for the 200 mile event I'd say about 10% are riding to compete and everyone else is riding to complete. But whether you bike 200 miles at 10 mph or 20 mph, it still takes a lot of work and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

I'm here for all the unsolicited advice you could...

I'm here for all the unsolicited advice you could want on how to finish solidly in the middle of the pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

To be fair I never said I didn't like The Doors....

To be fair I never said I didn't like The Doors. I just recognize that they are a lot sillier and not nearly as deep as I thought they were when I was a teen. Still have some catchy tunes though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Coincidentally I just saw that my local indie...

Coincidentally I just saw that my local indie movie theater will be showing Val, which is apparently a self-made documentary (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14731254/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3) over the last...
07-22-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,694
Posted By ksryder

It's cool that the mods decide to crack down on...

It's cool that the mods decide to crack down on the people calling out the toxic masculinity edgelords instead of actually cracking down on the toxic masculinity edgelords.

I try to be tolerant...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

NBD: Otso Waheela C. Unfortunately I'm probably...

NBD: Otso Waheela C. Unfortunately I'm probably going to get kicked off of Instagram because I didn't take any pictures of it brand new and shiny before I got gravel dust all over it. LBS called me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Otso Waheela C arrived yesterday and went on its...

Otso Waheela C arrived yesterday and went on its maiden voyage. The shop building it texted late afternoon that it was ready. I wasn't expecting it until today, so I raced across town, picked it up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Pretty much this. The location tracking concerns,...

Pretty much this. The location tracking concerns, especially for women, were legitimate concerns and should've been addressed. Unfortunately Strava tends to take a "nuclear weapon to kill a gnat"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

My grandpa was a farmer on the high plains his...

My grandpa was a farmer on the high plains his whole life other than the 3 years he spent fighting the Germans. Later in life he moved into town and my uncle ran the farm but Grandpa still worked on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

I just spent $7 in shipping for a $2 part-- the...

I just spent $7 in shipping for a $2 part-- the 31.8mm spacer for my Barfly computer mount. I've been using a piece of innertube and it works absolutely fine but my new bike came in and I just can't...
07-15-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,694
Posted By ksryder

The same series of Specialized videos that proved...

The same series of Specialized videos that proved there was an aero benefit to shaved legs also proved that there's no aero benefit to shaved facial hair.

Also Ashton and literally every track...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Shipping confirmation on the Otso today. Should...

Shipping confirmation on the Otso today. Should be here Thursday. Just in time for me to leave town this weekend. :mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

My coffee snobbishness and my cheap bastard-ness...

My coffee snobbishness and my cheap bastard-ness are always fighting. I like good beans from the local co-op and I've settled on a French Press as my method of choice in the morning (right balance...
07-13-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By ksryder

To the extent the OP was a serious medical...

To the extent the OP was a serious medical question; I know a couple people who have had to stop riding gravel because of other various health/physical complications and the vibration is just not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Everyone I know with a Greyhound calls them 45...

Everyone I know with a Greyhound calls them 45 mph couch potatoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Probably should post this on the show me your cat...

Probably should post this on the show me your cat thread but here's our latest foster, Wybie. He's 9 months old; we just picked him up Friday and will be hosting him until he gets adopted. He's very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Big brain moment for me this weekend: Our cats...

Big brain moment for me this weekend: Our cats like to do racetrack plus acrobatics (triple gainer off the headboard onto the pillow next to my face) at about 5:50 a.m. My scheduled alarm is at 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,009
Posted By ksryder

ibatngpotswawsbetbhobm* *In before all the...

ibatngpotswawsbetbhobm*

*In before all the nice guys pile on to say "well actually women should be excited to be hit on by me!"
07-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,387
Posted By ksryder

For 50 miles of road and 10 miles of gravel I...

For 50 miles of road and 10 miles of gravel I would probably stick with a road tire but go wide, something like the Challenge Strada Bianchi or the Gravelking slicks that mstateglfr mentioned. Won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

I have Minneapolis in-laws so I'm basically a...

I have Minneapolis in-laws so I'm basically a resident :lol:

One of the factors that tipped the scales was when I called them to ask some questions and I talked to a real human who rides bikes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Speaking of new bikes I haven't said much about...

Speaking of new bikes I haven't said much about it because I was trying to keep low expectations regarding shipping dates but I just got confirmation that the frames have arrived for the Otso Waheela...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 40,150
Posted By ksryder

Get better, Rango!

Get better, Rango!
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,390
Posted By ksryder

Yep. If you start recording a ride on your phone...

Yep. If you start recording a ride on your phone (let's say with Strava because that's what I've done) and then put your phone on airplane mode it will still record your ride, then upload it once you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By ksryder

Ah so we *shouldn't* test things. Cool.

Ah so we *shouldn't* test things. Cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,220
Posted By ksryder

Except for the actual scientific wind tunnel...

Except for the actual scientific wind tunnel tests that proved otherwise. Facial hair made no appreciable difference, but shaved legs saved about 82 seconds over 40 km. Facial hair made no...
07-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 255,603
Posted By ksryder

Thanks for reminding me to sign back up for the...

Thanks for reminding me to sign back up for the local foster volunteer list. I'd taken a break for a few weeks after the last litter but I miss the pitter patter of ornery little kitty feet.
07-08-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,772
Posted By ksryder

Lots of good tips here, I'll just add that...

Lots of good tips here, I'll just add that replacing electrolytes is no joke--I've had two friends end up in the hospital with hypernatremia. Highly simplified explanation is that at a certain point...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,390
Posted By ksryder

I enjoy the lengths people will go to in order to...

I enjoy the lengths people will go to in order to avoid using a purpose-built GPS cycling computer.
07-08-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By ksryder

If it works it works. I feel like I've done...

If it works it works. I feel like I've done something similar but it's been a long time so I don't remember the details.

Another option if anyone's interested -- Zwift has a workout creator and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,009
Posted By ksryder

Is this the Applebees of BF threads? Or is BF in...

Is this the Applebees of BF threads? Or is BF in general just Applebees?
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By ksryder

After seeing the pics I stand by my original...

After seeing the pics I stand by my original statement.
07-06-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,435
Posted By ksryder

OP simply asked if any current bike computers are...

OP simply asked if any current bike computers are capable of phone calls. The answer is no.

Everyone wants to pile on as to why we don't need it and why OP should feel bad for even asking. I...
07-02-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,231
Posted By ksryder

I once read an in-depth blog post about all the...

I once read an in-depth blog post about all the math about trainer difficulty; I can't remember now if it was on Zwift Insider or DCRainmaker but anyway it hurt my brain because I don't math good....
Forum: Foo
07-01-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,064
Posted By ksryder

Tangentially related: Remember when Andy Richter...

Tangentially related: Remember when Andy Richter was on Celebrity Jeopardy along with Wolf Blitzer and absolutely annihilated him? Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 157,624
Posted By ksryder

Like so many things the conversation (not this...

Like so many things the conversation (not this thread but usually) is presented in terms of a false binary. Either you're cool with e-bikes everywhere at all times under all circumstances or you...
06-30-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By ksryder

If you want to try 1x then try 1x. People are...

If you want to try 1x then try 1x. People are allowed to try different things despite what BF says.

I love Multitracks -- if you haven't already seen this thread, you might find some inspiration...
06-29-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,688
Posted By ksryder

I mean there are other Simpsons memes that apply:...

I mean there are other Simpsons memes that apply:


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06-29-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,894
Posted By ksryder

Right? By the logic of these types of threads we...

Right? By the logic of these types of threads we should all be content with our 16" screen B&W Zenith televisions and AM mono car radios.
06-29-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,688
Posted By ksryder

Old dudes are threatened by any sort of...

Old dudes are threatened by any sort of innovation or change.

Oh wait, you were asking for what was new and different. My bad.
06-29-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,435
Posted By ksryder

Congrats on reaching 10 posts. You'll fit right...

Congrats on reaching 10 posts. You'll fit right in here, I can tell.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 157,624
Posted By ksryder

ftfy Shots fired.

ftfy

Shots fired.
06-28-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,231
Posted By ksryder

IBAMSTTAATMPTTTIASFCTCTTTPFRBTAOTAAP* ...

IBAMSTTAATMPTTTIASFCTCTTTPFRBTAOTAAP*




*In before a moderator sees the thread and although that moderator probably thinks the thread is amusing still feels compelled to close the thread to...
06-28-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By ksryder

Surely you can't be serious!

Surely you can't be serious!
06-28-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,898
Posted By ksryder

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-28-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,898
Posted By ksryder

You obviously don't know anything about cycling...

You obviously don't know anything about cycling if you haven't figured out that you should zip tie the kettlebells to one side of your arms and duct tape the water bottles to the other side so you...
Forum: Foo
06-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,064
Posted By ksryder

I am of the age that grew up with Reading Rainbow...

I am of the age that grew up with Reading Rainbow and then as I became a teen I discovered TNG so he always felt like a significant part of my youth. I've also heard a few podcasts with him and he...
Forum: Foo
06-28-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,064
Posted By ksryder

I believe OP was referring to Joe Buck. Who,...

I believe OP was referring to Joe Buck.

Who, honestly, I don't get the hate for Joe Buck as a sports announcer. He's a solid play-by-play guy and maybe a little businesslike but that's what the...
06-28-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,898
Posted By ksryder

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