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05-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By Boatdriver

Based on other suggestions, I toss the worn out...

Based on other suggestions, I toss the worn out rear tire, rotate my not bad front tire to the back and put a new tire in the front. That style of rotation keeps your front in good shape for turning...
08-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Boatdriver

What size compressor is needed for seating the...

What size compressor is needed for seating the tires? Will the roadside care tire inflators put out enough pressure? Will the small 1 gallon pancake compressors be enough?
07-16-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By Boatdriver

I use cat ears, and like them. They make a...

I use cat ears, and like them. They make a noticeable difference, but certainly don't eliminate noise. I don't find they do enough when I wear my hearing aids, so I keep the HA in a case in my bag...
06-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By Boatdriver

I used to run in the winter instead, but knee doc...

I used to run in the winter instead, but knee doc told me to stop. This coming year will be a test to see how riding works. I worry about the unseen slippery spots. Temperature isn't really a worry,...
06-16-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By Boatdriver

In addition to the sizing/weight/quality issues...

In addition to the sizing/weight/quality issues raised above, consider what you plan to do off the bike in them. As miele_man mentioned above, those shoes are good for off-bike. I like to ride...
06-09-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Boatdriver

I picked up helicopter tape from Amazon for my...

I picked up helicopter tape from Amazon for my carbon Domane. I got both a shiny version and matte version. Matte works better on my paint job. I didn't go crazy, but put a bit where the lines in the...
05-14-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Boatdriver

For longer trips, you can catch the C&O Canal...

For longer trips, you can catch the C&O Canal Towpath trail once you cross the Key Bridge into Maryland. That is a scenic ride (crushed stone), though can be crowded down near the city if the weather...
05-05-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,984
Posted By Boatdriver

As carbonfiberboy says, the two main aspects of...

As carbonfiberboy says, the two main aspects of training are volume and intensity. The volume helps develop your cardio-vascular system (new capillaries develop etc.), Intensity layered on top of a...
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By Boatdriver

When I travel I use a device called "The Stick"...

When I travel I use a device called "The Stick" for rolling. Harder, thinner, and easier to carry. Different sizes/stiffness to select from. I actually have a kids version that I normally travel...
03-30-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By Boatdriver

Beautiful scenery, sarhog. Thanks for the...

Beautiful scenery, sarhog. Thanks for the recommendation.
03-28-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By Boatdriver

Slow stream crossing. ...

Slow stream crossing.

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03-28-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By Boatdriver

Hadn't thought of a bike like that. Very...

Hadn't thought of a bike like that. Very interesting. Not sure I'm ready for flat bars, but if I get someplace where a Cutthroat is't doing it, I appreciate the suggestion of the 1120.
03-28-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By Boatdriver

Thanks for all the insights. I have been racing...

Thanks for all the insights. I have been racing (near the back of the pack, but staying ahead of DFL) the stretches where I thought more bike would be useful, so not many pictures. I'm an older guy...
03-27-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By Boatdriver

Looking for Bike #2 for Rougher Surfaces

I had been a road biker until a couple years ago when I bought a carbon Trek Domane (700x35). I ride with my wife on rail/trails and do some credit card touring. I also dabble in Olympic tris and...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,842
Posted By Boatdriver

To be honest, I was afraid of what I might see if...

To be honest, I was afraid of what I might see if I searched for crotch pot....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,215
Posted By Boatdriver

Texbiker, how does the ride of the lynskey...

Texbiker, how does the ride of the lynskey compare to your Canyon CF? Comfort/responsiveness?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,215
Posted By Boatdriver

Very nice! Were you able to ride one before...

Very nice! Were you able to ride one before pulling the trigger?
03-19-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
Posted By Boatdriver

Congratulations. After a couple rides, how is it...

Congratulations. After a couple rides, how is it working out? Seems like the geometry between Jake and Cutthroat is quite different.
I've been thinking about one. Confused about sizing. The salsa...
11-13-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 515,002
Posted By Boatdriver

TigerG, when you used the seat post clamp to...

TigerG, when you used the seat post clamp to attach the rack to the seat post, did you switch to an alloy seat post, or stay with the carbon post? I’m thinking of doing the same and thought an alloy...
06-24-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,060
Posted By Boatdriver

You mentioned that you are out for fitness, not...

You mentioned that you are out for fitness, not competition. Even so, the suggestions above that talk about pushing and recovering are spot on. In "Fast After 50" by Joe Friel, he not only addresses...
06-11-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,005
Posted By Boatdriver

The excellent book “Fast After 50” by Joe Friel...

The excellent book “Fast After 50” by Joe Friel has a solid research background. He firmly believes that periods of intensity are required for us aging athletes. He caveats that by saying it needs to...
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