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07-09-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,577
Posted By USAZorro

Just two stages of World feed under my belt. Flip...

Just two stages of World feed under my belt. Flip a coin on commentary quality, but those commercials.

The two new guys in the studio are no chopped liver. Brent Bookwalter was a stalwart in the...
Forum: Touring
06-28-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,164
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have toured on 37mm, 40mm, 50mm and 57mm tire...

I have toured on 37mm, 40mm, 50mm and 57mm tire widths. I am not familiar with the different grades of tires you mention (Endurance or Plus or Extra Light), but I can say that in my opinion the tire...
Forum: Touring
06-28-23, 02:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,164
Posted By elcruxio

Wheel weight doesn't actually matter. Or rather...

Wheel weight doesn't actually matter. Or rather it matters as much as any other weight plus a miniscule fraction that has no practical effect on top.

But a wider tire is less aerodynamic.
...
Forum: Touring
06-27-23, 10:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,164
Posted By cyccommute

Something that today’s trend of ever wider tires...

Something that today’s trend of ever wider tires doesn’t take into account is Real Physics®. We all know the ol’ “set in motion and it will remain in motion” saw but what we forget is the other...
06-15-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,376
Posted By livedarklions

Lance is in a class by himself, though, as he...

Lance is in a class by himself, though, as he bacame the first line of defense of the doping system, and his form of defense coming in the form of ruthless attacks on other people. His completely...
06-11-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,376
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The GC is for individual riders. The lowest...

The GC is for individual riders. The lowest overall GC person wears the yellow jersey and is the ultimate winner. There is a team GC that counts the best four or five riders on each team. You’re...
06-11-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,376
Posted By Eric F

Some basics… 1. Each stage is an individual...

Some basics…

1. Each stage is an individual race with a winner.
2. The lowest combined time for all stages determines the riders’ General Classification (GC) ranking.
3. On mass start stages...
06-06-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,649
Posted By livedarklions

Your "logic" is completely circular. He's...

Your "logic" is completely circular. He's probably guilty because he's a cyclist and cyclists are probably guilty because cyclists are probably guilty. This is not how probabilities work, and you...
06-06-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,649
Posted By GhostRider62

There is no evidence that Greg took performance...

There is no evidence that Greg took performance enhancing drugs. On the contrary, his tested VO2 max as an 18 year old amateur was one of the highest ever recorded.

That this forum would allow...
06-06-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,649
Posted By livedarklions

Bonds, yes because he actually was doing it. But...

Bonds, yes because he actually was doing it. But LA admits to doping starting about 1992. I don't think there's any way to support that claim in his case because he was doping damn near from day 1....
06-06-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,649
Posted By Koyote

You assert this as fact, but it is actually...

You assert this as fact, but it is actually speculation. You have no way of knowing whether it's true, because it did not happen that way.
06-06-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,649
Posted By Kapusta

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Being the...

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Being the best at cheating and ruining other peoples' livelihoods for your own personal gain is not something I find worthy of honor or respect.
06-06-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,649
Posted By livedarklions

Being the best of the cheaters in an era of...

Being the best of the cheaters in an era of rampant cheating does not mean that someone was actually the best cyclist of his era. Obviously, that assumes that the best cyclists cheated, and there is...
06-05-23, 08:36 PM
03-15-23, 12:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,352
Posted By Tony Marley

In 2001, a friend and I with our young daughters...

In 2001, a friend and I with our young daughters on our two tandems did an eight day "Tailwind Tour:" starting in Garden City, Kansas. Each morning, would turn on the Weather Channel and then ride...
01-19-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,565
Posted By Inusuit

The Lost Cyclist by David V. Herlihy. Circa...

The Lost Cyclist by David V. Herlihy. Circa 1880s. Guy starts around the world on a safety and disappears.

Around the World on a Bicycle by Thomas Stevens. On a high wheeler. You have to...
01-19-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,037
Posted By big john

Seems kinda dickish.

Seems kinda dickish.
Forum: Touring
12-28-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By kansascity

Newton KS to Kansas City [Amtrak, RTC]

A little delayed on posting, but I want my notes to be available for potential future riders. I completed this ride over May 13th - 16th, 2022. My google doc itinerary...
12-19-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,748
Posted By livedarklions

Oh, what the hell, I've numbered your assertions...

Oh, what the hell, I've numbered your assertions to tear them apart just out of sheer sadism at your continued faceplants:

1. "Culprit" is your word. OP didn't use it. What's inconsistent about...
12-19-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,748
Posted By livedarklions

What exactly do you think we're being conned out...

What exactly do you think we're being conned out of here?

I notice neither of you guys are offering any reason why we should care if the story is true or not, just dishing out insults.
12-16-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,748
Posted By rickpaulos

I have a Cannondale Carbon Synapse 2 in my...

I have a Cannondale Carbon Synapse 2 in my possession. Donated to our local bike coop from the original owner who bought it from a reputable dealer. I could not find a serial number on it...
09-29-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,441
Posted By livedarklions

I guess I don't get where you guys are coming...

I guess I don't get where you guys are coming from when OP had no reason to believe that anyone was going to witness it let alone get hit by it. And someone who doesn't want to risk COVID exposure...
09-14-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,839
Posted By I_like_e_bike

If there were special bike lanes, I think I would...

If there were special bike lanes, I think I would ride on them.
If there are fewer cars on the road, I think I will also ride on the road.
But I hope that people on the bike path can walk on their...
08-25-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,211
Posted By caloso

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the...

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the wind, just the power you're putting into the bike. This is actually a benefit in a way. If you're doing power-based training, it doesn't matter how...
07-27-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Doug64

This is the way we have moved our bikes through...

This is the way we have moved our bikes through airports several times. Most of the gear is put in an ultra light duffle bag and is checked baggage. The empty panniers go in the bike box, and...
07-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,613
Posted By surak

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride...

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride as far as pro men. By and large the pro women have no interest in making races longer, other than having a Monument like Milan San Remo as a once a...
07-26-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,613
Posted By DLBroox

I turned it on today and thought nah, and then...

I turned it on today and thought nah, and then thought, wait this looks pretty good. It’s just that I don’t know anybody yet. So I am going to watch the rest of it and get to know who the riders are....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,059
Posted By chaadster

Linking together the American Classic mention and...

Linking together the American Classic mention and the aero vs. weight question, it is really a shame that AC folded, taking their Argent wheelset off the market. At sub-1400g and 30mm aero depth,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,059
Posted By urbanknight

American Classic 420 seems to meet your...

American Classic 420 seems to meet your requirements. All aluminum, 34mm deep, and under 1500g. They don't make them anymore, but I see a brand new set on ebay for $600 and multiple used sets for...
06-18-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,257
Posted By Hiro11

I've had the obvious ones ("get on the sidewalk",...

I've had the obvious ones ("get on the sidewalk", "it's not legal to ride on the road", "you don't pay 'road tax' (whatever that is)" etc) My favorite was probably the guy who pulled up behind a...
Forum: Touring
02-07-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,837
Posted By RH Clark

Yes! I got into cycling for the first time at 50...

Yes! I got into cycling for the first time at 50 years old. In two years, I lost 160 lbs. and changed bikes about as often as pants size. I went cycling wild but never spent more than $550 cash on...
01-04-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,712
Posted By base2

I don't know that shame does anything for...

I don't know that shame does anything for anybody...except for the shame-er & their feeling of superiority.

Seriously? You want to drive someone away, make 'em dig in their heels, get a chip on...
12-18-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,167
Posted By Lazyass

Not a movie but a good documentary. I was in the...

Not a movie but a good documentary. I was in the infantry and wish we had a bicycle corps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNnTSD219GA
12-17-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,167
Posted By jaxgtr

His dad was basically my Dad, and my mother was...

His dad was basically my Dad, and my mother was more of a free spirit. So that movie hits home with me. That was a lot of people's Dad from that age group, WWII or Korea vet's that were not like many...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Chandne

I wish they had made some early changes to avoid...

I wish they had made some early changes to avoid their demise. I had a set of their Am Classic Argent Disc Tubeless wheels that were fantastic. Smoother and those hubs just rolled forever...easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I have a years-old Victory30 wheelset that...

Yeah, I have a years-old Victory30 wheelset that has been perfect, too. I think AC published weight as 1547g the year I bought them, maybe back in ‘15, so I dunno that’d I’d say they’re lighter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By bblair

I have the American Classic Victory 30 set. If...

I have the American Classic Victory 30 set. If you can believe the published specs, they are lighter than most carbon wheels and moderately aero. In the five years that I have had them, I have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By chaadster

AC made some of the best wheels ever IMO,...

AC made some of the best wheels ever IMO, however, these are not their top spec model. If the point is to get a better wheelset, you need to decide what that means and compare features, stuff like...
Forum: Touring
12-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,037
Posted By Doug64

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47586206402_85...

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Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By RollingExist

6,000 miles and 6 months into a two year tour

Hi everybody,

My partner and I are currently about 6k miles and 6 months into a two year (or more?) tour. We rode a big loop of the PNW (PCH, Sierra Cascades Route) starting in May, then headed...
11-15-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,065
Posted By TiHabanero

This thread has started to open my eyes a bit to...

This thread has started to open my eyes a bit to the reality we live in. Never understood how teenagers kill themselves over being "bullied" on social media, but now I am beginning to see it.
The...
Forum: Touring
11-10-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,037
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada ...

Alberta, Canada
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...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,037
Posted By Doug64

Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada ...

Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada
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Sunwapta Falls...
11-02-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 24,287
Posted By Maelochs

rydabent threw out some incorrect and biased crap...

rydabent threw out some incorrect and biased crap and we have been standing in crap flinging it around for six pages .......We all know all this stuff ... There is nothing to debate except how much...
10-29-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,895
Posted By indyfabz

Glad you got it right, instead of "Beep! Beep!" ...

Glad you got it right, instead of "Beep! Beep!"

I saw Chuck Jones (creator of the Roadrunner, Coyote and Pepe Le Pew, etc.) draw and speak back in '95. He told some great stories. The inspiration...
10-22-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,299
Posted By JBerto

My "beloved but ancient" TREK FX 7.1 after all...

My "beloved but ancient" TREK FX 7.1 after all the "surgery"... finally! :roflmao:
...
10-22-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,369
Posted By msu2001la

My favorite weekday AM ride is a 25 mile...

My favorite weekday AM ride is a 25 mile out-and-back along Lake Michigan. The turnaround point is a peninsula that juts out into the lake and has a fantastic view of the Chicago skyline. I'm...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,810
Posted By Moisture

I like to walk the entire path (on foot) before...

I like to walk the entire path (on foot) before actually hitting it up with any bike. Helps you get a feel for things first, things can be fast paced while riding and difficult to get a feel for...
Forum: Touring
10-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,050
Posted By David.MPB

Alright, so I encountered some loss of cell...

Alright, so I encountered some loss of cell signal and was also running behind and was very concerned about PawPaw and..... needless to say I neglected to keep up with he the somewhat daily postings...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,037
Posted By Doug64

We were already on "Plan B" , when we looked at...

We were already on "Plan B" , when we looked at the weather forecast for the next week: heavy rain Sunday evening and Monday, with showers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Well, we shifted To "Plan...
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