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05-20-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By rsbob

As I have aged, I have found my greatest enemy on...

As I have aged, I have found my greatest enemy on the bike to be heat. My body doesn’t regulate itself like when I was young by copious sweating, forehead excepted. I have found myself after a hard...
05-20-24, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm familiar with this situation, unfortunately. ...

I'm familiar with this situation, unfortunately. In my case, I don't think nutrition or hydration were to blame. Once was clearly heat exhaustion, which apparently comes on more readily once you've...
05-20-24, 01:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 523
Posted By 79pmooney

My question is - what are you trying to do? Ride...

My question is - what are you trying to do? Ride fast in flattish country with the occasional hill, hence to 30 tooth or ride into the Sierras, the Rockies, Oregon's coast range or the east coast's...
05-18-24, 12:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By rsbob

No, but I have read about it on the interweb and...

No, but I have read about it on the interweb and it sounds sucky like fun.
05-18-24, 07:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By seypat

Those groups actually inhabit the roadways and...

Those groups actually inhabit the roadways and MUPs looking for unsuspecting single riders. When they encounter one, they overtake the rider and give them the Cinzano treatment. It's painful to...
05-18-24, 06:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By seypat

Are you eating something before these rides?...

Are you eating something before these rides? Maybe you're just hangry instead. A Snickers bar could help. Also, is your last name McQuade by chance?
05-14-24, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By missinglink

Glad it worked out for you. I've been following...

Glad it worked out for you. I've been following your thread since I have a similar issue.

I've been dealing with left wrist discomfort all spring when up-shifting from small to large chain ring on...
05-13-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By smd4

I sure don't.

I sure don't.
05-12-24, 11:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By bboy314

Counterpoint - you probably got the flat due to...

Counterpoint - you probably got the flat due to improper chain wax regimen.
05-11-24, 09:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,371
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Holy sharp edges! My fat inner thighs tremble in...

Holy sharp edges! My fat inner thighs tremble in fear.
05-10-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Gyro_T

I'm with you on that Paul. I carry my trusty...

I'm with you on that Paul. I carry my trusty compass in my pack at all times! Silva rules!
05-10-24, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If an Etrex GPS has too small a screen, you might...

If an Etrex GPS has too small a screen, you might need to look at other phone apps. I think most off the shelf GPS units are not going to meet your needs for bigger screen.

I would like a bigger...
05-09-24, 10:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,371
Posted By PromptCritical

I’m in! Garmin Varia should be arriving tomorrow.

I’m in! Garmin Varia should be arriving tomorrow.
05-09-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,371
Posted By 13ollocks

donít know where youíre getting a 1.5 hour...

donít know where youíre getting a 1.5 hour battery life. My Varia 515 gets at least 6 hours with the light on daylight flashing
05-08-24, 10:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,371
Posted By 13ollocks

Iíve used a Garmin Varia in combination with a...

Iíve used a Garmin Varia in combination with a Garmin Edge 530 head unit for the last few years. Itís been fantastic - combined with a bar-end rear view, it gives me a great picture of whatís going...
05-07-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,780
Posted By jon c.

Pull outs (and people making a left in front of...

Pull outs (and people making a left in front of you) are more likely to be fatal on a motorcycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,994
Posted By terrymorse

You're right, my oversight. Tubeless is far...

You're right, my oversight.

Tubeless is far superior to the tubed alternative, in every way.

Except for ease of installation, ease of maintenance, rolling resistance, weight, cost.
05-02-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,617
Posted By Jughed

slow

slow
05-01-24, 11:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,235
Posted By Mtracer

Sounds like she is coming along just fine. Good...

Sounds like she is coming along just fine. Good on her for being a trooper and giving this a serious try.

I also agree that shifting is a skill to work on after she develops basic riding ability.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-24, 07:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,994
Posted By shelbyfv

And there it is folks....:roflmao:

And there it is folks....:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,994
Posted By Eric F

Also, aero wheels look hot.

Also, aero wheels look hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,994
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, quality fast rolling tires will save you...

Yes, quality fast rolling tires will save you power compared to your current tires and that should result in faster speed.
Yes, lighter wheels that are also aero will save you weight and reduce drag...
04-30-24, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By veganbikes

Go for your local shop, they will appreciate it,...

Go for your local shop, they will appreciate it, he will appreciate it and you will have gotten an excellent gift.
04-29-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,942
Posted By Steel Charlie

I always try to maintain a climbing speed...

I always try to maintain a climbing speed consistent with not falling over
04-29-24, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Artmo

I wear mine for several days, but not nights, and...

I wear mine for several days, but not nights, and after that there is a lot of relief. When the sharp pain begins again, I repeat the process. I occasionally use Voltarol 2.32%, the UK over-the...
04-28-24, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By mackgoo

I've never experienced any of what you say.

I've never experienced any of what you say.
04-28-24, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By staehpj1

You might try Voltaren. I have arthritis in...

You might try Voltaren.

I have arthritis in both wrists/thumbs that is pretty bad. I mostly just live with it. In general a relaxed upper body is a good thing when riding. No hunched shoulders,...
04-27-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,929
Posted By rsbob

Good one. That would be my wife, who absolutely...

Good one. That would be my wife, who absolutely kills me on steep climbs. Think she is trying to collect on my life insurance.
04-25-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,924
Posted By shelbyfv

You've certainly convinced me!! :roflmao:

You've certainly convinced me!! :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-24, 04:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,481
Posted By delbiker1

These wheels are interesting. Nice modern profile...

These wheels are interesting. Nice modern profile with the wide rims. If I was in the market, definitely a candidate. Actually, they would be really nice on my Poprad, which fits up to 35mm tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-24, 09:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,481
Posted By Sierra_rider

My big argument against carbon wheels with rim...

My big argument against carbon wheels with rim brakes is mostly just the braking. I still have 1 road bike with carbon wheels and rim brakes...it's not my "daily driver" bike so it caught me...
04-24-24, 08:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,924
Posted By shelbyfv

User error can happen with any product. Sounds...

User error can happen with any product. Sounds as if you should invest in a torque wrench.
04-24-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Polaris OBark

Send them back. They will only get more...

Send them back. They will only get more problematic. They will put you off biking, and maybe do permanent damage. Even if you can't get any money back, get rid of them.

I use Shimano XC 2-bolt...
04-20-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Chuck M

If it is less painful braking from the hoods...

If it is less painful braking from the hoods rather than the drops maybe hand placement will help. Also two weeks of taking it easy on the thumb may help as well.
04-20-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Artmo

I have a painful arthritic thumb joint and use a...

I have a painful arthritic thumb joint and use a Thuasne Ligafex Rhizo brace, which I find very effective.
04-19-24, 08:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,929
Posted By rsbob

Riding with an upstart 50 year old with power...

Riding with an upstart 50 year old with power numbers a third greater than mine, pushed me to two KOMs for my age bracket on two climbs. Managed four PRs as well. Moral to the story: ride with...
04-17-24, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Polaris OBark

That's the Self-Loathing bike rack.

That's the Self-Loathing bike rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,577
Posted By Warren128

Blackburn Camber

Blackburn Camber
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By BillyD

Looks like we're done here.

Looks like we're done here.
04-11-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By soyabean

Prospective buyers trailing off with a poor...

Prospective buyers trailing off with a poor seller's bike is nothing new. Since the creation of the guild of thieves. They do it to stores too.

Happens all the time.

Question is, do you want...
04-11-24, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By smd4

Exactly. We had an alley behind the shop where we...

Exactly. We had an alley behind the shop where we routinely allowed test rides in the mid-80s. One dad a clean-cut guy walked in, calm, friendly, sincere, and asked to test ride a bike. I walked to...
04-11-24, 08:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,282
Posted By Steel Charlie

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-11-24, 05:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,234
Posted By shelbyfv

There is actually a strong recreational cycling...

There is actually a strong recreational cycling community in Greenville. It's not unusual for folks moving from flat lands to be intimidated by hills but don't be discouraged. Keep at it and you'll...
04-11-24, 03:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ghazmh

Is this the same bike with the tire where the...

Is this the same bike with the tire where the bead has separated from the sidewall?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 05:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By shelbyfv

We need some way to double or triple "Like" a...

We need some way to double or triple "Like" a post.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Wait, did you just admit, in writing and on a...

Wait, did you just admit, in writing and on a public forum, that you are a professional drug courier?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 03:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By genejockey

What, in all your previous experience, would lead...

What, in all your previous experience, would lead you to trust your own judgement?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,896
Posted By genejockey

Also worth noting - the failure rate for patches...

Also worth noting - the failure rate for patches you don't have with you is 100%.
04-09-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By staehpj1

I don't get why passing other random riders is of...

I don't get why passing other random riders is of any consequence regardless of whether they are on ebikes or not. One can't assume anyone else is racing with you when not in an actual race. People...
04-09-24, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,935
Posted By Iride01

It doesn't matter whether the person should have...

It doesn't matter whether the person should have been in the bike lane or not. Even if something or someone is illegally in the road, drivers of vehicles still have the obligation to maintain...
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