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Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,151
Posted By GhostRider62

I guess you failed Trig? Clearly, you have...

I guess you failed Trig?

Clearly, you have no clue.
11-04-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By GhostRider62

Wouldn't your Solicitor be able to recover...

Wouldn't your Solicitor be able to recover sufficiently on pain and suffering medical damage to offset the insurance company's cheapskate offer on the bike? Unfortunately, they depreciate it more...
11-04-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By GhostRider62

Have fun getting hypothermia. Hating to stop to...

Have fun getting hypothermia. Hating to stop to put rain pants on or the challenge of peeing tells me you ain't never did much riding in such adverse conditions like when it is raining and cold,...
11-04-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By GhostRider62

Having been a long distance tourer, randonneur,...

Having been a long distance tourer, randonneur, and ultra endurance racer, I have had to ride in that miserable 33F hard rain many times for an entire day or week.

Showers Pass helmet cover with...
11-04-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By GhostRider62

I would suggest going to REI and have a look at...

I would suggest going to REI and have a look at their offerings. I have a pair of their regular looking shorts that are "ok" for cycling. I balked at their pants offering but they seemed like they...
11-04-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By GhostRider62

Not wearing proper clothing could be lack of...

Not wearing proper clothing could be lack of funds, cheapness, ignorance, or masochistic tendencies.
11-04-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By GhostRider62

Managing moisture in adverse conditions is not so...

Managing moisture in adverse conditions is not so simple. Vapor barriers have their use. They work and are cheap. Sealskinz are so-so but for shortish rides up to a couple of hours, your feet...
11-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By GhostRider62

I do see cyclists wearing pants. One is an old...

I do see cyclists wearing pants. One is an old farmer who gave up tobacco and drinking, he was been losing weight and recently saw him upgrade to what looks like Mtb shorts. The other is an old lady...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,151
Posted By GhostRider62

Smart that you rode both to see how they felt. ...

Smart that you rode both to see how they felt. Being able to test ride a bike is quite a luxury these days. I don't recall a shop every saying, oh ya, we have both the 58 and 61 for you to try. ...
11-04-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,317
Posted By GhostRider62

Isn't everything free in Oz? Why would...

Isn't everything free in Oz?


Why would you need to be out of work for 3-6 months? (My recovery was much faster than that)
11-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,110
Posted By GhostRider62

Just don't click on any of the new threads and...

Just don't click on any of the new threads and your trousers should be fine.
11-04-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By GhostRider62

As a fellow chronic pain endurer, I feel for you....

As a fellow chronic pain endurer, I feel for you. One thing.....you don't need a referral to see a Pain Doctor when you are on Medicare. I was able to find an amazing pain mgt doctor (Neuro) who...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By GhostRider62

The new Madone junction looks like a Litigator's...

The new Madone junction looks like a Litigator's wet......you know what.
11-04-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By GhostRider62

Merino Seal Skinz socks are decent for up to a...

Merino Seal Skinz socks are decent for up to a couple hours if temps are at least 40F......forgot to mention that. Bread bags too. Plastic bags from the grocery store work but only in states that...
11-04-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,226
Posted By GhostRider62

I prefer not to be tracked, period. So, I would...

I prefer not to be tracked, period. So, I would not be a user of such a device on that principle alone. Functionally, I rarely see cars on my routes. My Varia and Mirror are more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,151
Posted By GhostRider62

It depends on what you wish to achieve. I...

It depends on what you wish to achieve.

I had a custom bike made for long distance events on lousy roads. The frame is especially long in wheelbase, Reach and has a lot of trail. I would not...
11-04-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By GhostRider62

Thicker wool socks with "clean room" booties...

Thicker wool socks with "clean room" booties slipped inside waterproof hiking shoes work pretty well.

Or, just move.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,151
Posted By GhostRider62

Bike fit isn't as simple as M or L or 6 foot vs...

Bike fit isn't as simple as M or L or 6 foot vs 6'1''. In case, Reach and STA are much more important than Stack. For instance, the horizontal distance from my BB to the hoods is 622 mm and from the...
11-03-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes and you are also wrong WRT stems on these...

Yes and you are also wrong WRT stems on these bikes, they are not integrated with the handlebars. That fact is one reason the Caledonia appeals to me.
11-03-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By GhostRider62

It is this bathube or U shaped pattern. You...

It is this bathube or U shaped pattern. You sleep too little, you die early. You sleep too much, you die early.

All thru college, I rarely slept more than 2-3 hours. Commuted an hour each...
11-03-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By GhostRider62

The geometry between the two are not that...

The geometry between the two are not that different in terms of rider position. Comparing the SOloist to the Caledonia in my size (61 cm), I can get the correct stack and reach figures on both. ...
11-02-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By GhostRider62

Could be sleep apnea or a heart problem or...

Could be sleep apnea or a heart problem or chronic pain or just old age or medication side effects or a combination of those and others.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By GhostRider62

Aren't steel tubes round? They all look the same...

Aren't steel tubes round? They all look the same to my eye

Aren't carbon "tubes" shaping differently? They are to my eye. A decade ago the shapes were narrow and NACA-like whereas they much wider...
11-02-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By GhostRider62

I developed sleeping problems in my late 50's. ...

I developed sleeping problems in my late 50's. It was so bad that I have had to stop and sleep on the side of the road on training rides or falling asleep talking to my wife in the middle of the...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By GhostRider62

Thanks for the input. I decided against the...

Thanks for the input. I decided against the Domane due to the stack and insufficient reach. My upper body and especially arms are disproportionally long for my height (75 inches), my so-called...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By GhostRider62

In my search for a new bike, I have found the...

In my search for a new bike, I have found the following websites to be very help in assessing whether the bike would fit me. If anyone else is looking to find a new bike, these have been helpful to...
11-02-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't run but always wanted to run a marathon. ...

I don't run but always wanted to run a marathon. How many weeks of training would it take? I am not looking to go real fast, maybe just under 4 hours. I'm old. Would 12 weeks be enough?
11-02-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,882
Posted By GhostRider62

I doubt you have 20 bikes and the ones you own...

I doubt you have 20 bikes and the ones you own are ridden hard although they are probably not put back wet like mine.

I enjoy reading actual test results, like the kind from the German magazines. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By GhostRider62

I think the magnesium is mixed with some other...

I think the magnesium is mixed with some other crap. The mg welding takes expensive craftsmen vs carbon frames. So, not really a commercially viable material for a bike frame. Pinarello AK61 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By GhostRider62

On the PA 400k this year, it happened. It also...

On the PA 400k this year, it happened. It also happened on the NJ300k (the hilly one with a lot of turns). Usually fine on 200k.

Thanks for the tip on seeing the turns in the list. I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,151
Posted By GhostRider62

They do look good. I wish knockoffs like this...

They do look good. I wish knockoffs like this came in larger sizes. The biggest only has a Stack and Reach of 581 and 393mm. Bummer. Guess they are mostly making them for the local market.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By GhostRider62

Give me time, I'll eventually acquire one.

Give me time, I'll eventually acquire one.
11-02-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a bike with a crack in the frame. I think...

I have a bike with a crack in the frame. I think I will take the good components off, it has Sram Red 11 speed. I have some older Shimano.

I find this thread ridiculous in some ways. When I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,566
Posted By GhostRider62

For me, it is a toss up between magnesium and...

For me, it is a toss up between magnesium and carbon. Magnesium takes abuse better and damps very well but so can carbon. I have to say my two magnesium bikes are my favorite material but carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By GhostRider62

Thanks. What often happens is the white...

Thanks.

What often happens is the white popups are fine for part of the ride and then they now longer pop up. It is only on long rides with lots of turns. Instead of the big popup, I will get...
11-02-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,882
Posted By GhostRider62

So, all dogs should have had the foresight to...

So, all dogs should have had the foresight to marry and mouch off of a young, beautiful, high earning wife?

I do think some people are into gear for reasons I do not understand. It is like a...
11-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,543
Posted By GhostRider62

I started paying more attention several years ago...

I started paying more attention several years ago because it seemed so many older riders were getting aFib and although the MDs say my 8 second pauses in HR while sleeping are not a big deal, it is a...
11-01-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a Dyneema tent and backpack, light and...

I have a Dyneema tent and backpack, light and strong. It is also used for personal protection like in plates.

I am not sure what they are made from but the Farspot Ventoux use some sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,151
Posted By GhostRider62

So, why did the 5 year old say Canyon and...

So, why did the 5 year old say Canyon and Cannondale are Shiiite? I've been considering both of them....?

How about the Felt FRD AR? The first version of the AR was my favo carbon bike
Forum: Commuting
11-01-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By GhostRider62

Good for that little boy!! I'm jealous, the...

Good for that little boy!!

I'm jealous, the nanny state here would not even let my son walk 300 yards to school. AND, it was a 45-50 minute bus ride in the morning because naturally he was the...
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By GhostRider62

For someone with a lot of money and support or...

For someone with a lot of money and support or strong legs to carry a spare battery, the 1200k brevet solution is a Lupine Sl AX or Supernova B54 mini, both of which have a dipped StVZO low beam but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,481
Posted By GhostRider62

I have mounted them 4 times on both wheelsets. ...

I have mounted them 4 times on both wheelsets. I know how to mount tires.

Like I said, the Michelins and clincher GP5000 could go on by hand or just a little help at the very end using a lever...
11-01-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By GhostRider62

My wife and I used to ride a tandem together. ...

My wife and I used to ride a tandem together.

I have enjoyed riding with a husband and wife team on some brevets, they are very fast and climb well. I think they always finish first at PBP for...
10-31-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,602
Posted By GhostRider62

What do you get when combining a bent with a...

What do you get when combining a bent with a lion?

Just stay off the offsrping's lawn
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,706
Posted By GhostRider62

I miss that show. Thanks to the woke morons, it...

I miss that show. Thanks to the woke morons, it is gone.

I've only had one serious failure, it was aluminum. I was hurt. Bad. Very bad. I've ridden carbon frames since December of 1985. I...
10-31-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,330
Posted By GhostRider62

I think it is mean to Larry, there are a handful...

I think it is mean to Larry, there are a handful of mean posters who have nothing better than to attack a kid trying to get his life in order.

Now to the topic at hand.

I hate riding a trainer,...
10-31-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,928
Posted By GhostRider62

I used to take my child to the park in a trailer,...

I used to take my child to the park in a trailer, it would fit a pizza easily.

I remember one of the last trips, we were at the swingsets and he was 3. I used to push him. He wanted to get off...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By GhostRider62

Thanks Sorry for the dense question but if I...

Thanks

Sorry for the dense question but if I am doing a long ride like a brevet, which type of file should I download. I like the popup turns. Sometimes, the Garmin does not give me the popups....
10-31-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,681
Posted By GhostRider62

I walked 5 hills on one 300k brevet and that was...

I walked 5 hills on one 300k brevet and that was in a PBP year. IIRC, I finished first. It was 100F with high humidity. Life is not always simple and sometimes a little compromise helps.

When...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By GhostRider62

When I am following a route, the Garmin knows...

When I am following a route, the Garmin knows where the turns are. You can configure one of the datafields to "Distance to Next", which is simply the distance to the next turn. I do long...
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