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07-15-24, 06:25 PM
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Posted By easyupbug

Great cycling town and perfect for us snowbirds,...

Great cycling town and perfect for us snowbirds, but last week it would be rough unless you get out at the crack of dawn, 109 to 113º.
07-14-24, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi, We lived in Florence for 5 years after...

Hi,
We lived in Florence for 5 years after retiring. Really liked it, but services are limited. When we moved there we were told that the best thing about it was that it was a small resort town...
07-12-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,773
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Posted By HectorStorm

No, any bus was enough for that lot. Probably any...

No, any bus was enough for that lot. Probably any cyclist if one dared to ride in the area too.
07-12-24, 08:09 AM
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Posted By HectorStorm

Did about 12 miles of hills today. Many...

Did about 12 miles of hills today.

Many people, espeically in the USA and other parts of Europe may find this surprising, but here in the UK we have a large underworld of feral youths, many of...
07-09-24, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Trek13

Northern Scottsdale, AZ, but not in the summer.

Northern Scottsdale, AZ, but not in the summer.
07-09-24, 07:35 PM
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Views: 5,908
Posted By rsbob

And after all these years, I always thought West...

And after all these years, I always thought West L.A. and Santa Monica was in SoCal. :foo:

The Pacific North West might be an alternative. Oregon or Washington (outside of Seattle proper). A...
07-06-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 48,317
Posted By daywood

The Belknap covered bridge across the McKenzie...

The Belknap covered bridge across the McKenzie River in western Oregon.

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06-29-24, 08:42 PM
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Posted By rsbob

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-27-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,177
Posted By rsbob

The real Fred and others would like to have a...

The real Fred and others would like to have a word with you.

Personally, I only carry enough tools to perform a complete bike overhaul including two complete wheel sets - and a tandem trailer...
06-17-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,177
Posted By Wildwood

Magic! ...

Magic!
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Italian magic...
06-17-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,177
Posted By rsbob

It’s the convergence of many factors, many...

It’s the convergence of many factors, many identified above. Bike fit, rolling resistance of the tires (good tires, while not essential, make a world of difference), a good saddle, smooth shifting...
06-11-24, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By big john

When I've done organized rides I stop at all of...

When I've done organized rides I stop at all of the rest stops and gorge myself on the food. It's part of the fun and if I want to hammer out a bunch of miles without stopping I wouldn't pay for a...
06-11-24, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By mtnbud

Join a bike club? Many clubs use Facebook for...

Join a bike club? Many clubs use Facebook for communication - I resisted Facebook for years, but it is a good way to get messages out to a large group.
06-11-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,329
Posted By TiHabanero

A ways back in the 70's and 80's our shop did two...

A ways back in the 70's and 80's our shop did two rides a year. They were metric centuries each and the cost of entry was 10 bucks. Enough to cover the cost of insurance. The shop paid for the food...
06-08-24, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Sierra_rider

Get that checked out! Odds are it's nothing...

Get that checked out! Odds are it's nothing serious, but you just never know.
06-06-24, 06:41 PM
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Posted By rsbob

28 miles with the better half. Me riding Zone 2...

28 miles with the better half. Me riding Zone 2 worked well for her and her electric stallion. She was right on my tail on a couple of PR climbs I wanted to nail - one starting at 10% and going up...
06-05-24, 09:05 PM
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Posted By rsbob

31 flat-ish miles of Zone 2 at a more leisurely...

31 flat-ish miles of Zone 2 at a more leisurely 16 MPH. Tomorrow is a ride with the better half.
...
06-04-24, 02:33 PM
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Posted By 50PlusCycling

I got over my food poisoning, and enjoyed a...

I got over my food poisoning, and enjoyed a pretty good ride at the park. I usually ride 100km on Tuesdays, but I’m taking baby steps. Surprisingly I set a new PR for 40km.
...
05-31-24, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By rsbob

Beautiful day ;;before the atmospheric river...

Beautiful day ;;before the atmospheric river arrives. Did almost 64 miles with 3500’ of climbing. One punchy 10th of a mile climb at 14% which I chose to tackle rather than detour around. I find it...
05-30-24, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By rsbob

Yup, bought a friend’s Orbea with only 200 miles...

Yup, bought a friend’s Orbea with only 200 miles on it at a $2,000 discount. It is just a bit smaller than I would like, but put a longer stem and raised the seat post and it is pretty darned good....
05-28-24, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,513
Posted By indyfabz

I’ll start… Whether at home or on tour, I...

I’ll start…

Whether at home or on tour, I often wear mine into the shower. Get them rinsed off on the outside, then remove them. Put soap on the padding and scrub it lightly against itself. ...
05-28-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,773
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Posted By rsbob

yes indeed to both. And you too? Since the...

yes indeed to both. And you too? Since the highest mileage I have done this year is 50, I plan to take it VERY easy, conserving energy as much as possible so I can finish/finish strong.

I rode...
05-27-24, 11:10 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Call of shame

Have a big ride coming up next weekend and decided to do some hills (not like Sierra - who is in a whole different league) and see what the bike needs in advance. First thing I notice is no power...
05-27-24, 04:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By sknhgy

The water moccasins are in the low areas around...

The water moccasins are in the low areas around the swamps.
Illinois has some very nice places. You just have to know where to look.
People go to the ends of the earth to find remote adventures....
05-26-24, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Jughed

64 miles today, Z2/easy Z2. 17.4 mph. ...

64 miles today, Z2/easy Z2. 17.4 mph.

Probably a first for me - didn’t stop/put a foot down for the entire 100k.
05-22-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,641
Posted By Wildwood

For those who say never an ebike, be prepared (at...

For those who say never an ebike, be prepared (at some point) to give up the places you may love to ride....
05-14-24, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,704
Posted By jonathanf2

My "aero" bike is on a 52-36t + 11-32t and my...

My "aero" bike is on a 52-36t + 11-32t and my "climbing" bike is on a 50-34t + 11-34t.

I feel 52-36t and 11-32t can tackle most moderate road climbs.
05-12-24, 07:40 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 48,317
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Greetings from the Adirondacks

On the Mill Pond bridge, along the newly opened 10-mile section between Lake Placid, NY and Saranac Lake (my new hometown!), the Adirondack Rail Trail will eventually extend an additional 24 miles...
05-06-24, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By TiHabanero

When I commuted year round I made a mud flap for...

When I commuted year round I made a mud flap for the front fender out of a sheet of foam that was used to line a back pack. It hung 1-1/4 inch from the ground and was 2 inches wider than the fender...
05-05-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 48,317
Posted By northbend

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04-30-24, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6,773
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Posted By diphthong

38-spot yday and 36-spot today. so out of shape...

38-spot yday and 36-spot today. so out of shape but at least riding on days off now whereas wasn't riding at all (8x this year before yday).
hoping to be semi-respectable pack fodder by mid-june.
04-30-24, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,715
Posted By rumrunn6

I put my head down, downshift & work. if I keep...

I put my head down, downshift & work. if I keep moving forward, I'm happy
04-29-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,715
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm just happy if I can get to the top of the...

I'm just happy if I can get to the top of the danged hill.
04-28-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By MarcusT

Hose and a wipe down has served me well for years.

Hose and a wipe down has served me well for years.
04-23-24, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By rsbob

We may have crossed paths - at least we rode the...

We may have crossed paths - at least we rode the same path to UW. So encouraged the BG is being fixed. So many bone rattling sections where I don’t dare grab a water bottle. I started at Enetai...
04-23-24, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6,773
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Posted By rsbob

50 miles with 1,400’ around Lake Washington/....

50 miles with 1,400’ around Lake Washington/. Tried to keep it to Z2 but had over 30 mins of Z3 with 650 Watts some how appearing some where. Low 70s and high times.


Garmin scolded me again for...
04-22-24, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,773
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Posted By rsbob

Yikes! I wish I had your legs. Would love to do...

Yikes! I wish I had your legs. Would love to do that kind of climbing, but will live vicariously through you. 6,000’ in 36 miles is intense.

Today I managed 1100’ climb in 2 miles where I hold the...
04-15-24, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6,773
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Posted By rsbob

Interesting about your superpowers in high heat....

Interesting about your superpowers in high heat. In my 30s I loved high temps too. 90s and low 100s had zero effect on me. In fact I really enjoyed it when after a long hard ride - I would come home...
04-15-24, 02:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,109
Posted By john m flores

Most of my kit has one thing in common - on sale!

Most of my kit has one thing in common - on sale!
04-15-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,109
Posted By rsbob

Do I mix and match? In one word: Always. I...

Do I mix and match? In one word: Always.

I buy from several different sources and like to mix it up.
04-14-24, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By rsbob

Maybe all that Zone 2 is paying off? ...

Maybe all that Zone 2 is paying off?
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04-13-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By rsbob

A 23 whopping miles with the bride of RSbob. Was...

A 23 whopping miles with the bride of RSbob. Was a bit windy, so putting her out front on her e-bike made an excellent drafting opportunity. Besides she wants me behind her because when Iead, I...
04-10-24, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By diphthong

40-spot. 80 degrees.

40-spot. 80 degrees.
04-07-24, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By rsbob

“Cross Training” Day

Had relatives over so got in a 2.5 mile dog walk with 385’ gain in a 10th of a mile and rode with son and 5 YO grandson for 2 miles until the little guy started getting tired. The grandson won all...
04-05-24, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Sierra_rider

For sure about the various factors in FTP...

For sure about the various factors in FTP testing. My results weren't wholly unexpected and I felt the test was necessary to reevaluate my power zones.

About the ride, here she is:...
04-04-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By cb400bill

I. Hate. Snakes.

I. Hate. Snakes.
04-04-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By Wileyrat

Snake encounter, that was closer than I’d like.

So I live in Tucson, and we have a “few” snakes here.
I was out riding my mountain bike this morning on some local trails near my house, and I encountered a snake crossing the trail. When I saw it,...
03-31-24, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By Wildwood

Please, include your location. So helpful on many...

Please, include your location. So helpful on many threads.
03-28-24, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By rdf37

First Ride

Into the Doctor for follow up and the words were "Yes you can" from her. The question was "Can I cycle"
Wooohooo. Got home and after much thought, out I went. First time on road since 2015...
03-27-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,036
Posted By _ForceD_

I think I’m in the clear. Grease stain is gone,...

I think I’m in the clear. Grease stain is gone, and no visible stain after the cleaning fluid dried. Phew!

Dan
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