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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,762
Posted By rsbob

Without a doubt. It’s interesting when road...

Without a doubt. It’s interesting when road bikers are concerned about longevity when plenty of people have been riding and absolutely thrashing carbon mountain bikes which see more abuse in one...
12-05-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 794
Posted By rsbob

Let no good thread go unpunished.

Let no good thread go unpunished.
12-05-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 794
Posted By rsbob

Before developing a neuroma, I was an avid cross...

Before developing a neuroma, I was an avid cross country skier, always pushing myself as well as doing the black runs downhill skiing. Snow shoeing was always a jog rather than a leisurely walk,...
12-05-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By rsbob

Had not seen your excellent thread on Italy. ...

Had not seen your excellent thread on Italy. Spectacular shots and what a wonderful place to cycle. My wife and I have covered most of Italy on our trips and thought we would like to start a cycle...
12-05-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By rsbob

If you enjoy descending, check out the videos by...

If you enjoy descending, check out the videos by SAFA Brian on YouTube. Amazing speeds, if not ridiculous and some nice views.
12-05-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,941
Posted By rsbob

When riding in the wet, or on wet pavement, stay...

When riding in the wet, or on wet pavement, stay off painted lines and metal grates because they can become quite slippery.

This thread should be part of the ‘50+ Newbie Rider’ thread. Lots of...
12-05-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,334
Posted By rsbob

Ah Sacratomato! You would think a kid that went...

Ah Sacratomato! You would think a kid that went to UC Davis would know that, but in my day it was called Sacrodemento. Guess the area has gone vegetarian. :D​​​​​​​
12-05-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 360,561
Posted By rsbob

Did a 30 minute zone benchmarking ride on Zwift...

Did a 30 minute zone benchmarking ride on Zwift to verify if my FTP was accurate. Zone 1 was ridiculously easy and the suggestion was maybe to increase my FTP but after zone 5 with a Heart rate of...
12-05-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 213
Posted By rsbob

After I resolved the burning feet issue (see...

After I resolved the burning feet issue (see directly above posting) the next was getting a sore bum and especially the sit bones on 40+ mile rides. I saw a bike fitter and had all the positioning...
12-04-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 191,769
Posted By rsbob

It sure sounds like you need to find an...

It sure sounds like you need to find an accredited bike fitter before you make your knees worse. I was a runner for decades and only had this issue when I first started really cycling using cleats. ...
12-04-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 191,769
Posted By rsbob

Your GPS cut out due to the satellites being...

Your GPS cut out due to the satellites being blocked. You may want to buy a standard bike computer that has a wheel sensor (and cadence sensor) which will accurately record, speed and distance. ...
12-04-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 213
Posted By rsbob

Your shoes are too tight/small. Your feet swell...

Your shoes are too tight/small. Your feet swell and create pressure which causes the pain.

I went through this and ended up ditching 2 pairs of cycling shoes and jumped up a full size. I also keep...
12-04-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,337
Posted By rsbob

Instead of a saddle, you need a completely ‘new’...

Instead of a saddle, you need a completely ‘new’ bike that’s not a recumbent so you can hold your head up high!
...
12-04-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,882
Posted By rsbob

How did this thread get back on track?! Come-on...

How did this thread get back on track?! Come-on people, you are really slipping.
12-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,337
Posted By rsbob

Good for you that you evidently don’t have...

Good for you that you evidently don’t have perineal issues like the OP stated was criteria in finding a new seat. Since that’s the case, you don’t have to be picky. But if and when you get there,...
12-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
Posted By rsbob

Be sure to wear a sweater and mittens

Be sure to wear a sweater and mittens
12-04-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,337
Posted By rsbob

I have three of these: Road bike, wet weather...

I have three of these: Road bike, wet weather bike and trainer and absolutely love them. Got them after sampling about six other seats. I too have perineal issues as well and they are pretty, pretty...
12-03-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
Posted By rsbob

Would recommend first stopping in at your...

Would recommend first stopping in at your Psychiatrist’s office for a quick chat. Just sayin’ :innocent:
12-03-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
Posted By rsbob

You should do what the Brits do and ride a...

You should do what the Brits do and ride a multi-day/all night ride with check points. In that way there is zero debate. There is a name for these masochistic 300K+ rides in all weather conditions,...
12-03-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By rsbob

As a result of missing a workout to recover, it...

As a result of missing a workout to recover, it simply disappeared just like spelger said. An it was the hour and 45 min one I rested for. Not like its not sitting on a server. Very strange.
12-03-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 360,561
Posted By rsbob

I’m sure that adds up to 69 Miles per Cross wind!...

I’m sure that adds up to 69 Miles per Cross wind! Way to go!!
12-03-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,334
Posted By rsbob

You may assume that people may know where The Big...

You may assume that people may know where The Big Tomato is located but The Google sure doesn’t know. Where are you?
12-03-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,584
Posted By rsbob

YIKES! Have been playing a bit hard? What...

YIKES! Have been playing a bit hard? What happened? So sorry
12-02-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By rsbob

Good thoughts. After doing a couple of workouts...

Good thoughts. After doing a couple of workouts I have learned that my usual cadence, about 82, is way too slow for what is required by the workouts. They typically want 90+ and at times up to 110...
12-02-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,941
Posted By rsbob

When doing a fast descent on an unfamiliar curvy...

When doing a fast descent on an unfamiliar curvy road, hang back a bit rather than over cook a corner and either risk going off the embankment or into oncoming traffic. Not that I have ever done...
12-02-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,941
Posted By rsbob

When approaching a traffic light controlled...

When approaching a traffic light controlled intersection where the cars are just starting to roll, never pass them on the shoulder, but hang back/slow down so that you don’t get right hooked by...
12-02-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By rsbob

The humorist cyclists just think the concern is...

The humorist cyclists just think the concern is laughable.
12-02-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 360,561
Posted By rsbob

Boy has climate change ever effected Redmond. I...

Boy has climate change ever effected Redmond. I just live a half hour east and it was 38* F ;)
12-02-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By rsbob

Keep the DD and show the world you don’t care...

Keep the DD and show the world you don’t care what others think. Besides, your rear mech will never be able to throw your chain into your spokes <- The things nightmares are made of.

But that...
12-02-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,334
Posted By rsbob

Nothing that a coffee colon cleanse and a tin...

Nothing that a coffee colon cleanse and a tin foil hat wouldn’t have prevented. Gallos humor, sorry, not sorry.

First hand experience? Perhaps. Perhaps not.
12-02-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,584
Posted By rsbob

They scare me too in the PNW. The most scares I...

They scare me too in the PNW. The most scares I have had are with PU trucks. Think the drivers tend to have a bad reaction to Lycra.
12-02-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,671
Posted By rsbob

Long COVID seems to be the most prevalent with...

Long COVID seems to be the most prevalent with first generation, so I wouldn’t be too concerned unless you are immunocompromised.
12-02-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,671
Posted By rsbob

Think getting it is inevitable. Hope you recover...

Think getting it is inevitable. Hope you recover quickly, but in-shape people tend to do so much better.

I caught, as did my wife, during our first week in Norway of a three week trip (where zero...
12-02-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,565
Posted By rsbob

Just about the same in Norway, where I was in...

Just about the same in Norway, where I was in Sept. Saw a handful of human powered bikes but the majority of bikes, scooters and cars (85% of all new car sales) were electric.
12-02-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 388
Posted By rsbob

Go out to a bar and get drunk.

Go out to a bar and get drunk.
12-02-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,334
Posted By rsbob

PubMed defines Exercise Addiction, “The findings...

PubMed defines Exercise Addiction, “The findings suggest that an individual who is addicted to exercise will continue exercising regardless of physical injury, personal inconvenience or disruption to...
12-02-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By rsbob

Here you go. Need to pick up one for my Infinito...

Here you go. Need to pick up one for my Infinito too....
12-01-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By rsbob

Chances are good it will happen again if not...

Chances are good it will happen again if not several times due to chain slap. What you really need is a ‘chain stay protector’ like this or similar...
12-01-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By rsbob

Which ones, or do you have several different...

Which ones, or do you have several different types?

I find it ironic the company chose the name DeFeet which verbally described to anyone else sounds like defeat. DeFeet or Defeat would not be my...
12-01-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 792
Posted By rsbob

Go to a hobby store or find nail polish. ...

Go to a hobby store or find nail polish.

And it’s not abnormal if its on someone else’s bike.
12-01-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By rsbob

40 years ago?! Man you must be ancient. ;)

40 years ago?! Man you must be ancient. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,056
Posted By rsbob

A nice pair of buns ahead (not male) always give...

A nice pair of buns ahead (not male) always give me an extra energy boost.
12-01-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By rsbob

A couple of grips about Zwift is that even though...

A couple of grips about Zwift is that even though one is theoretically doing hill climbs (not in a training package) it does not translate into being a better climber when one hits the real roads. ...
12-01-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,533
Posted By rsbob

Again with forks, regardless of material, it...

Again with forks, regardless of material, it comes down to geometry (just like frames). My old Bianchi’s fork has a minor swoop/ curve down by the wheel, which absorbs bumps with aplomb while my...
12-01-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By rsbob

Yes, please define customization. New...

Yes, please define customization.

New handle bar tape?
to
A printed bike to a users physical dimensions?
or
All of the above
12-01-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,718
Posted By rsbob

apparently. :o

apparently. :o
11-30-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 360,561
Posted By rsbob

A three martini lunch? Three might get you as...

A three martini lunch? Three might get you as high as 1800’
11-30-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,882
Posted By rsbob

I believe that is called mansplaining.

I believe that is called mansplaining.
11-30-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,367
Posted By rsbob

My wife and I have watched two of his absolutely...

My wife and I have watched two of his absolutely beautiful videos. More importantly, I have developed nothing but respect and admiration for Iohan. Then my wife read about his tragic death and it...
11-30-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 3,882
Posted By rsbob

Jenn, congratulations on getting another...

Jenn, congratulations on getting another multi-page thread goin. Little did you ever imagine it would transmongrafie into this. At least you are keeping the natives busy and entertained.
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