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08-02-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 1,792
Posted By livedarklions

This is actually wrong in most states. Most...

This is actually wrong in most states. Most states have changed their laws to allow the extended right arm to signal a right turn. We are literally operating the only vehicles commonly found on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By terrymorse

Not everyone's "CLEAR" means the same thing. ...

Not everyone's "CLEAR" means the same thing.

It might mean "you can make it right now if you sprint your a** off".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,795
Posted By tomato coupe

In the world you describe, people are at the...

In the world you describe, people are at the mercy of advertising. I don't live in that world, and the people I ride with don't live in that world.
07-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By sapporoguy

Our tandem X-country so far; team age, 127

Tandem friends:

I wasn't sure we'd make it past the Sierra Nevada, self-supported on our Co-Mo Speedster and both of us in our 60s. But we find ourselves in Kansas, my wife of 42 years and I, on a...
07-11-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By one4smoke

There he is! Love it...:love:

There he is! Love it...:love:
07-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By 79pmooney

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a...

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a money making event overseen by a for-profit company. It was founded by a sport newspaper for publicity. The race is less than half the event. The...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By amilianadvtrs

Tandem Tour on the Pacific Coast Highway

My partner and I will soon be setting off on a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway on our Bike Friday tandem bike. (I know most people will say the bike is too flexy, but it is what it is) We're...
07-05-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,721
Posted By decosse

IMHO, there have been a lot of views voiced, and...

IMHO, there have been a lot of views voiced, and yes, there are many examples of fans who have created issues. The consequences of this incident affected many riders, not just a couple. Some had to...
07-02-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,216
Posted By sean.hwy

From what I read, personal experience from myself...

From what I read, personal experience from myself and lot's of friends that ride zwiit the up hill part is about the only real accurate part. IRL say 10% hill at 10 miles miles take you an 60...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,027
Posted By WhyFi

Orange Seal.

Orange Seal.
06-30-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By slcbob

I am not opposed to uphill TTs but I almost don't...

I am not opposed to uphill TTs but I almost don't count them as filling the role of TTs. There is already vertical aplenty in a GT (except perhaps this one). IMHO the TT is supposed to test out...
06-28-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,721
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps watch the race like all the other...

Perhaps watch the race like all the other spectators near her. Rather than shoving her sign into the middle of the road and smiling for the motorcycle camera.
06-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,812
Posted By Fahrenheit531

There are no gears in bench press. Apples and...

There are no gears in bench press. Apples and oranges. Please stop now.
06-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By RChung

That depends on how well you can balance without...

That depends on how well you can balance without wobbling. I live in Berkeley and I used to ride up Marin every once in a while as a "how far up can I make it?" check. You may know that it was...
06-22-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By ooga-booga

tour de france 2021-straight...no fantasy chaser

this is the 2021 tdf reality thread to blab away in. the fantasy nonsense is in the other thread.

cav?! really?! back to the future...
06-17-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,208
Posted By MinnMan

:popcorn It's not a constructive...

:popcorn

It's not a constructive conversation, really, and if anybody has the energy to go down that rabbit hole again, will probably devolve into a debate about the meaning of "clean".

But...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,194
Posted By PeteHski

I have a friend who thinks like that. It’s...

I have a friend who thinks like that. It’s complete nonsense. In real life on a fairly steep hill with a 34/34 at say 250W you would be lucky to maintain a modest 70-80 rpm and you would be well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By RChung

Depends on your individual body shape. Look for...

Depends on your individual body shape. Look for no wrinkles around the neck/shoulders when you're in riding position, tight sleeves that go down close to the elbow, and that doesn't bunch up along...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By TMonk

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this...

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this reason. Fortunately in San Diego we have Fiesta Island, a 4.1 mi loop with no stop signs. Also Zwift, don't have to stop there. Oh, and actual racing -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By caloso

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it...

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it would have been unsafe to cross in that situation so good for the riders up front to call stopping. The guy who ran it was unsafe and the riders in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,194
Posted By Bob Ross

Y'know how I know you don't have any long >12%...

Y'know how I know you don't have any long >12% grades where you ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,027
Posted By PeteHski

Yet they were completely fine on my own Defy. ...

Yet they were completely fine on my own Defy. But I do have a boost pump, so seating tubeless tyres is never a major issue for me. There is a learning curve to tubeless, just like there is with...
06-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,461
Posted By caloso

Peloton riders are well known as the experts in...

Peloton riders are well known as the experts in biomechanical efficiency,
05-29-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,552
Posted By DiabloScott

On the final, I thought he was just sitting on...

On the final, I thought he was just sitting on Bardet's wheel and putting them both at risk... but then I thought again and figured he knew Bardet was going to crack anyway so might as well use him...
05-29-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By GrainBrain

Well I guess I'll look into flo bikes now. I...

Well I guess I'll look into flo bikes now. I definitely can see this growing in popularity - not only MMA "niche" but also look to where snowboarding and skate boarding are at currently. In our...
05-29-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By ooga-booga

potentially equating it to the split between...

potentially equating it to the split between boxing and mma...it could take off in viewership/following and eclipse traditional road racing coverage.
what's the target demographic? 21-40? road...
05-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,552
Posted By GrainBrain

Great ride by Tratnik! Fortunato winning on mount...

Great ride by Tratnik! Fortunato winning on mount zonclon for contadors team paves the way for big opportunities. Nice job holding off the effing idiot running alongside! Wild amount of fans but that...
05-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,489
Posted By Rolla

I don't think being careful has anything to do...

I don't think being careful has anything to do with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By RChung

Yup. W/kg tells you something about your...

Yup. W/kg tells you something about your potential to go fast on climbs. Anhalts tell you something about your potential to go fast on the flat. Tom Anhalt was way underpowered compared to many of...
05-17-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By lschank

Thanks again. The routes around Carnation sound...

Thanks again. The routes around Carnation sound like a winner, and I'd love to ride to the Falls and diner on a regular basis (I used to eat pies at the RR, on the way back to town). Thanks also for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I look at watts not watts to kilos when I'm...

I look at watts not watts to kilos when I'm evaluating my power curve. They're both important, and unless you're at your limit for either of them you address them in very different ways. I weigh...
05-17-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By davidad

Amazon.com : Kool Stop Bicycle Bike TIRE Bead...

Amazon.com : Kool Stop Bicycle Bike TIRE Bead Jack Lever Tool New : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Foo
05-17-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,321
Posted By RubeRad

I've sat in a Prius when somebody else drove, but...

I've sat in a Prius when somebody else drove, but I've never been in a LEAF.

I don't believe in 'fun' driving. All car driving is (should be) a mind-numbing slog. People having 'fun' driving cars...
05-17-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,552
Posted By OBoile

A lot of people say TTs are boring, but I...

A lot of people say TTs are boring, but I disagree. At the very least, this forces Bernal to try to attack and take more time rather than ride conservative. He does look really good. I'm excited to...
05-17-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,552
Posted By ooga-booga

stage ten...let's stir the pot...sagan.

stage ten...let's stir the pot...sagan.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,960
Posted By bruce19

If you do a search I think you will find...

If you do a search I think you will find information that suggests the old "narrow tire = faster speed" belief is no longer considered to be accurate.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By downtube42

With SIR this year, starts are not the typical...

With SIR this year, starts are not the typical mass starts. You leave anytime from start time to an hour later, and write down your own start time. At least that's how they ran the 300k. It was super...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By jlippinbike

1. Single-day RUSA events typically come in three...

1. Single-day RUSA events typically come in three varieties: 200k (125 miles), 300k (186 miles), and 400k (250 miles). All have “official checkpoints” as you say. And I'm not aware of other long...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You are might be a little late to the party,...

You are might be a little late to the party, depending on your current fitness.
See the SIR website: https://www.seattlerando.org/
You'll need to be both an RUSA and SIR member to ride brevets....
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By clasher

It's not a bad time to start riding brevets, just...

It's not a bad time to start riding brevets, just the rules are a bit different than they were before covid. I managed to get a full series in last year (200,300,400,600) all ACP. Hopefully this...
05-11-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,812
Posted By caloso

I don't know anyone who is serious about training...

I don't know anyone who is serious about training who pays any attention to distance other than as just a secondary or tertiary metric. It's time and effort.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your goal is to see if you can ride 200k and...

If your goal is to see if you can ride 200k and maybe longer routes within the time limit, there is no reason to not try it this year. If you are looking for mileage credit, you will have to assess...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By GhostRider62

Sarah brings good point. I thnik racey roadies...

Sarah brings good point. I thnik racey roadies can be pretty snooty about equipment, I am not sure why. Just my opinion. You will see all manner of bikes or trikes or velos or tandems or...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By antimonysarah

I'd say it's never a bad time to try it, but...

I'd say it's never a bad time to try it, but things are definitely going to be less social than in non-pandemic times. So if you try it and it's too lonely for you, give it another try...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By GhostRider62

Seattle? Get fenders, a dynamo, good rain...

Seattle?

Get fenders, a dynamo, good rain gear, and learn to drink beer.

I had typed out a really long and not snarky response but somehow it did not post.

Basically, the main different is...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

The only difference that I'm seeing in my area...

The only difference that I'm seeing in my area (Illinois/Wisconsin) is more flexibility on the checkpoints. Instead of needing to get a card signed or get a receipt (necessitating interacting with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,672
Posted By sunburst

FSA K-wing carbon bars

I'm very frugal and would never have spent the money but my son bought me a set of FSA K-Wing carbon bars for xmas. They are, without a doubt, the most ergonomically significant upgrade I've had in...
05-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,812
Posted By badger1

I blame it all on 'the creeping cost of entry to...

I blame it all on 'the creeping cost of entry to our favourite sport'. It is high time that we 'bikers' took 'biking' back from Big Bike. Heavier bikes for all, say I; one gets a better workout, and...
05-06-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,812
Posted By indyfabz

Cycling. /thread

Cycling.

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,349
Posted By terrymorse

On the very next ride after I wrote this, I...

On the very next ride after I wrote this, I punctured. Argh! Plus, the spare tube failed immediately after inflation.

Moral: Never say that you rarely puncture. The flat tire gremlins hear you and...
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