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12-06-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 334
Posted By Eric F

Pretty much anyone who has been around cycling...

Pretty much anyone who has been around cycling for long enough has had their own experiences with helmets saving them from injury/death, or knows someone who has. I've personally had 3 where a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Eric F

On my road bike, rolling along on the flats, I...

On my road bike, rolling along on the flats, I tend to be in the 80s. On sustained climbs I usually feel best around 75-80. On short punches, if I'm seated, I'll usually shoot for a higher cadence...
12-06-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,010
Posted By Eric F

This is a very valid reason to stick with 700c...

This is a very valid reason to stick with 700c wheels. Your greatest number of options for tires will also be 700c.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

I hope things get better for you soon, bam....

I hope things get better for you soon, bam. There's some nasty non-COVID crap going around. I've had a lingering bit of congestion at the top of my lungs for well over a month, but it doesn't seem to...
12-06-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 334
Posted By Eric F

I hope you don't crash. That light might poke a...

I hope you don't crash. That light might poke a hole in your very thin skin.

Riding at a fast pace, at night, with headphones, and no helmet... SMH. The only place I'd feel comfortable doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

For me (and probably Big John), my rides in the...

For me (and probably Big John), my rides in the dirt are National Forest lands or other publicly-accessible recreation areas. Despite being a giant metropolis, the Los Angeles area has quite a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

My most recent jury duty round was for Federal...

My most recent jury duty round was for Federal court, for 2 weeks. Thankfully, I never had to show up.
12-06-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

I appreciate everyone's input. It has helped me...

I appreciate everyone's input. It has helped me think through my options and evaluate my needs with the way I use a pump. A compelling argument can be made for either a good floor pump or a small...
12-06-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

My main 3 bikes (road, gravel, MTB) are all...

My main 3 bikes (road, gravel, MTB) are all tubeless, but installing new tires and having to seat beads is not something I'm doing very often, and I already have a device to assist with that. Like...
12-06-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

There are a lot of reasons why a compressor makes...

There are a lot of reasons why a compressor makes sense for my needs, but there are also some challenges with implementing it in my space. Honestly, a good floor pump would get the job done for me...
12-06-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

I have an old 12V car tire inflator, too. It...

I have an old 12V car tire inflator, too. It sucks, and has a permanent home next to the spare tire in my SUV.. From everything I can tell, the type of cordless inflator I'm considering is...
12-06-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

I understand the size. My wood shop space is in...

I understand the size. My wood shop space is in the opposite side of my 2-car garage from my bike shop/storage space, and finding a way for a compressor to serve both sides would take some planning...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

This was from my ride on Saturday. Don't be...

This was from my ride on Saturday. Don't be fooled. This is one of the few sections of the dirt part of my ride that wasn't significantly uphill or downhill.
https://i.imgur.com/JjC6Xor.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Where is this? My gravel bike wants to know. It...

Where is this? My gravel bike wants to know. It looks a lot like the Mt. Hillyer Rd. that starts at Chilao Flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Often, that's the right choice.

Often, that's the right choice.
12-06-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

Yep. Airshot works for me. Welll...it did until...

Yep. Airshot works for me. Welll...it did until my floor pump started struggling with higher pressure demands.
12-06-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

Good to know, and I appreciate the info. My...

Good to know, and I appreciate the info. My challenge with a compressor - even a small one - is a place to put it in my shop, and limited mobility. I could probably figure out how to make it work,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

My world was softball, so BBCOR is not something...

My world was softball, so BBCOR is not something Iím familiar with.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Itís an unproven myth that composite bats are...

Itís an unproven myth that composite bats are hottest just before they fail. Based on my observation with the Ghost - new, hot as hell, and broken. You can hear the difference from new to hot. The...
12-05-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

This is encouraging. I would stick with Ridgid...

This is encouraging. I would stick with Ridgid because thatís the family of my existing cordless tools.

What type of chuck are you using with the DeWalt inflator?
12-05-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

I have an Airshot canister that has gotten the...

I have an Airshot canister that has gotten the job done for seating tubeless tires when my floor pump doesnít. That isnít changing. A large majority of my pump use is just topping off tires before I...
12-05-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

I already have an Airshot canister for help when...

I already have an Airshot canister for help when my floor pump doesnít get the job done. A compressor is still a consideration, but the lack mobility (or needing to deal with stashing a long hose)...
12-05-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

All your points are totally valid, some of which...

All your points are totally valid, some of which I acknowledged from the start. I never said anything about a floor pump being time consuming or difficult. In fact, the cordless seems that it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Yep. That is not an uncommon story. My...

Yep. That is not an uncommon story.

My daughter has D1 softball skills. From 9-14, her dream was to play for the Oregon Ducks. Over her HS years, she started realizing what it meant to be a D1...
12-05-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

Oh! I didn't know about these!! :) Hmmm....You...

Oh! I didn't know about these!! :) Hmmm....You might have just thrown a wrench in my plans.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

I've seen it done lots of different ways, with...

I've seen it done lots of different ways, with lots of different outcomes. Sometimes pushing works. Sometimes it doesn't. I know a few softball girls who got scholarships to play at high-level D1...
12-05-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

"Pop" is not a real issue. It seems that the...

"Pop" is not a real issue. It seems that the auto-off at the preset pressure is pretty standard for this type of device.

I haven't completely abandoned the idea of a small compressor. Is waiting...
12-05-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

I found this comparison. ...

I found this comparison.
https://youtu.be/fzN04gdmgC4
It's a little longer, but not a lot. Getting a tubeless charger/booster tank up to max might be a different animal. Most of my pump use is just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Ex-baseball player dads are the worst*. They...

Ex-baseball player dads are the worst*. They already know everything, and want everyone to know it.


* Over-dramatization for effect. My daughter had a few really good coaches that were ex-BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Based on my recent experience replacing the...

Based on my recent experience replacing the internally-routed shifter cables on my gravel bike, and an unusually-long battle with getting things dialed in (I've been wrenching my own bikes since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

At 10, my kid was using a mid-level -11 Demarini...

At 10, my kid was using a mid-level -11 Demarini Vendetta. Composite, but truly mediocre, and a price to match. At 10, being a contact hitter is what you want to see. NOTHING is more important in...
12-05-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 739
Posted By Eric F

Goodbye Floor Pump?

My current floor pump (mediocre quality, mostly plastic, and been around for a while) is starting to have issues, so it's time to replace it. One of my needs is a gauge that can provide fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Yes, I know those guys - LOL. My kid didn't...

Yes, I know those guys - LOL.

My kid didn't start swinging a Ghost until she was 12...because that was the year they first came out. ;) The Ghost became her bat of choice until she stopped...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Hey, now! Some of us fat dads used the knock-off...

Hey, now! Some of us fat dads used the knock-off RTIC coolers, and filled them with Gatorade. An experienced softball dad doesn't leave the cooler in the parking lot, but loads it into a wagon to...
12-05-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 302
Posted By Eric F

Shorter days and colder weather means more garage...

Shorter days and colder weather means more garage laps for me.
12-05-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,766
Posted By Eric F

It's the wind. I hate the wind. Especially when...

It's the wind. I hate the wind. Especially when I'm on a bike....unless it's a tailwind. It's never a tailwind.

What part of the world is your daughter's school?
12-05-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,766
Posted By Eric F

What temperature is considered "cold"? In So...

What temperature is considered "cold"? In So Cal, anything less than 50, and the natives are bundled up with thick jackets. In MN, that's t-shirt weather.
12-05-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,010
Posted By Eric F

Maybe I missed it before... Did you decide...

Maybe I missed it before... Did you decide against the bike you were first looking at in this thread?
12-05-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,010
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. I'm 5'-9" and generally ride a 53 or...

Agreed. I'm 5'-9" and generally ride a 53 or 54.
12-05-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Eric F

Like this?......

Like this?... https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/gravel-cyclocross-road/chainring-bcd_110
12-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 224
Posted By Eric F

I ride my gravel bike (drop bars) on probably...

I ride my gravel bike (drop bars) on probably 80%+ of the same roads and trails where I ride my MTB. I stay away from the more extreme stuff when I'm on my gravel bike, but otherwise either bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

I can neither confirm, nor deny, your conclusions.

I can neither confirm, nor deny, your conclusions.
12-05-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,572
Posted By Eric F

Yep. This is from the hills near the northern...

Yep. This is from the hills near the northern edge of the greater Los Angeles area, looking south towards the ocean. The clump of tall buildings is downtown LA. The furthest dark lumps is Catalina...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

Good luck with that. Have you seen the people...

Good luck with that. Have you seen the people who hang out here?
12-05-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Eric F

You should be able to use the stock crank. I...

You should be able to use the stock crank. I would suggest using a chainring designed for 1x (Wolf Tooth "Drop -Stop", is one example), and you will probably need shorter chainring bolts. Be aware...
12-05-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 337
Posted By Eric F

I use Time ATAC XC8 pedals on both my MTB and...

I use Time ATAC XC8 pedals on both my MTB and gravel bikes, and use the same shoes for both bikes, as well. My MTB/gravel shoes and road shoes are variations of the same shoe (Bont Riot+), with the...
12-05-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,572
Posted By Eric F

https://i.imgur.com/JjC6Xor.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/JjC6Xor.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ICWw0cU.jpg
12-05-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 219,369
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...29 mi/3200' on the gravel bike. First...

Saturday...29 mi/3200' on the gravel bike. First time in the Verdugos in a long time (La Tuna - Verdugo Mtwy - Beaudry). I had intended to include more dirt in my ride between the bottom of Beaudry...
12-02-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,010
Posted By Eric F

There's some differences, but nothing I have to...

There's some differences, but nothing I have to think about or plan differently when I'm riding. I was expecting it to be more significant that it turned out to be. This has been my experience,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 44,840
Posted By Eric F

A few covers I prefer over the originals... ...

A few covers I prefer over the originals...

"Danny's Song" - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
"I Will Survive" - Cake
"Turn The Page" - Metallica
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