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Forum: Touring
11-06-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By cyccommute

Now that we know your general route, itís easier...

Now that we know your general route, itís easier to help. First off, plan on campgrounds. There is no wild camping/dispersed camping along this route. Itís all private land or urban. Iíd also...
Forum: Touring
11-06-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By cyccommute

As said above, it would depend on your route. If...

As said above, it would depend on your route. If you are stick mostly to I-25 corridor, there are a number of state parks that you can use. Colorado Parks and Wildlife...
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By andrewclaus

S24O (sub 24-hour overnighter) is a thing. Look...

S24O (sub 24-hour overnighter) is a thing. Look it up--there are plenty of others doing it bikepacking. I do it on hiking trips.
09-16-23, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By Ironfish653

Right shifter to the left side of the head tube;...

Right shifter to the left side of the head tube; vice versa for the other side, then cross back under the down tube.
It makes the cable housing run more relaxed; more of a lowercase "r" than a...
09-16-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By shelbyfv

That's sometimes done to resolve cable rub on the...

That's sometimes done to resolve cable rub on the HT or other routing issues.
05-15-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By DiabloScott

I had ONE real chamois short, made by Ultima - I...

I had ONE real chamois short, made by Ultima - I thought they would give me extra cred in the beginner criteriums.
Chamois cream helps a lot if you're riding in the rain, or otherwise get wet... but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 386,821
Posted By bblair

My new LB wheels are on a boat somewhere in the...

My new LB wheels are on a boat somewhere in the Pacific. I spent a lot of time reading and researching. DT Swiss hubs. Rim brakes....
04-27-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Jughed

Still probably better than riding on the road...

Still probably better than riding on the road with soccer moms and dump trucks.
04-26-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By unterhausen

Look at the heatmap for that area on strava or...

Look at the heatmap for that area on strava or ride with gps. If a lot of people are riding there, it's at least tolerable.
04-25-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By SoSmellyAir

What the sign says and how any restrictions are...

What the sign says and how any restrictions are enforced are often two separate matters.
04-24-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, Bubba has had time to replace the beer he...

Yep, Bubba has had time to replace the beer he shotgunned, best find another place to ride.
04-13-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,664
Posted By tomato coupe

No reason to fix it if you read the whole...

No reason to fix it if you read the whole sentence.
04-11-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,664
Posted By GhostRider62

Take what I write with a big grain of salt, I've...

Take what I write with a big grain of salt, I've only done PBP 3 times and only raced my bike cross the USA once. You don't need new wheels.

But, a wide internal width carbon tubeless rim with...
03-29-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,988
Posted By Breadfan

Well, I got a little worried about the fit of the...

Well, I got a little worried about the fit of the Grizl 6 and I’ve decided to scrap that mission. I’m going to do what I have wanted to do along, and that is to build a gravel bike form the frame up....
03-28-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,988
Posted By mstateglfr

Totally unrelated- never change the pic next to...

Totally unrelated- never change the pic next to your name. I genuinely associate you with looking like Vince Vaughn at this point. It would crack my brain if you suddenly changed it to Elmer Fudd...
03-16-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By RCMoeur

This is why BF is the closest thing to "social...

This is why BF is the closest thing to "social media" I participate in anymore. No shadowbanning, "curating", algorithms, or pushed feeds - just as little or as much of the fire hose of postings as...
03-15-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,477
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

You are welcome to join P and R where politics...

You are welcome to join P and R where politics and Religion have a place :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,134
Posted By caloso

Discs don’t provide any benefit in a criterium....

Discs don’t provide any benefit in a criterium. As msu2001la said, if you’re having to brake hard into a corner, you’re doing it wrong. I actually open up my front caliper for crits because I want...
03-15-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Machka

100 km

Fri, 27/01/2023

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C and a bit of wind about, increasing throughout the day.

Shortly after 11 am, Rowan and I set off on a bicycle ride with no time...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,920
Posted By Maelochs

Try keeping at least one finger wrapped under the...

Try keeping at least one finger wrapped under the brake lever if riding in a group, so a bad bump doesn't bounce your hand free, leading to the whole peloton hitting the ground.

Solo ... whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-23, 01:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,642
Posted By VegasJen

Don't get me wrong, or read too much into this...

Don't get me wrong, or read too much into this post. I don't think there's anything wrong with my heart. It was an intense interval and I could feel it. As stated before, I think my heart could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,642
Posted By terrymorse

My guess is that VegasJen is doing short...

My guess is that VegasJen is doing short anaerobic sprints on these little hills. So short that heart rate doesn't rise very much.

A better indication of an anaerobic sprint effort is breathing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,642
Posted By PeteHski

Me too, but it varies massively across...

Me too, but it varies massively across individuals and isn't related to fitness.
02-09-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,701
Posted By big john

I'm about 92kg, was 100kg when I joined the road...

I'm about 92kg, was 100kg when I joined the road club 33 years ago. I always thought that being heavier put me at such a disadvantage and I was already working hard to stay near lighter climbers so...
02-08-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,701
Posted By CAT7RDR

Checkout GCN. This seems to be a monthly topic...

Checkout GCN. This seems to be a monthly topic for them.
One came out today that is actually quite good with a female world pro.
I like the fact she mentioned to use the bike in a rocking motion to...
02-07-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,298
Posted By FBinNY

My first rule of good mechanical work is to use...

My first rule of good mechanical work is to use the simplest tool for the job.

For cutting bars, stems and seatposts, that would be a hacksaw.

A simple guide can be made with one or two hose...
Forum: Touring
02-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,864
Posted By indyfabz

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and...

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and immediately started looking for a better one. Still not eating solid food or walking. Guessing I should cancel the Easter weekend trip.

Had it not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,132
Posted By msu2001la

Yes honey, it's totally ruined. I can't believe...

Yes honey, it's totally ruined. I can't believe it either. The shop says the supply chain stuff is really crazy and they have no inventory, but they made some calls for me and managed to find this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 01:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,132
Posted By Maelochs

If it's a 56 you need to send it to me for proper...

If it's a 56 you need to send it to me for proper disposal .... don't risk your life on an unsafe bike.

Otherwise, continue to ride it hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,151
Posted By seypat

One other thing to remember. You can't force...

One other thing to remember. You can't force anything on them. Expose them to lots of different things and see what takes. Their lives won't go exactly as you have them planned. Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,151
Posted By Eric F

With my first child, I didn't slow down. I was...

With my first child, I didn't slow down. I was racing regularly, and on my bike 4-5 days a week. Training rides after work Tues-Thurs, and racing or training both days on the weekends, was my typical...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,151
Posted By mstateglfr

- Plan ride time in advance. Exercise is still...

- Plan ride time in advance. Exercise is still important and a baby really doesnt care if you arent at home every free moment. Just make sure to allow free time for your spouse/partner to get out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,151
Posted By Quiglesnbits

Thanks for your input. Iím currently consistently...

Thanks for your input. Iím currently consistently getting 3 weekday rides of about 1:00 to 1:15, and a longer weekend ride of 2:00-3:00. Occasionally ill squeeze in an extra hour or so on the other...
01-27-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By 75lechamp

If you're near Golden, you owe it to yourself to...

If you're near Golden, you owe it to yourself to go to Seth's shop, Golden Velo. Stunning array of parts, frames, bikes, etc.
01-27-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Road Fan

Vecchio's Bicicletteria, a bike shop in Boulder,...

Vecchio's Bicicletteria, a bike shop in Boulder, reknowned for expertise in Campagnolo, all vintages.
01-25-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,636
Posted By Hypno Toad

WOW! Prior to Zwift, I'd lose my mind within a...

WOW! Prior to Zwift, I'd lose my mind within a hours on the trainer. I'm nerdy enough to find the Zwift game environment engaging and keep me going for hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,661
Posted By seypat

Run and jump fast twitch athlete all my life....

Run and jump fast twitch athlete all my life. College basketball player. I got Plantar Fasciitis in my early 40s. Couldn't get rid of it, so I quit golf, basketball and the other court sports. Then I...
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,864
Posted By datlas

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He...

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He is still in the hospital but obviously doing better since he can email. My hope is he pops in here soon.
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Bunks-TJ

Well, I made the jump.

I have had a mid 90s mountain bike that I was using for light touring for years. The frame was a little too big but made it work. well I finally saved a little scratch and landed on this
...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,864
Posted By datlas

I can confirm via a mutual friend that he is in...

I can confirm via a mutual friend that he is in the hospital, I am told with a heart valve infection and I am told it’s VERY serious.

Please think positive thoughts and/or prayers for our cycling...
01-22-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bald Paul

Two 3/4" plywood panels connected along the...

Two 3/4" plywood panels connected along the centerline with industrial vibration isolation mounts, held in with countersunk bolts. Four tennis balls sit in holes, with a small dab of hot glue holding...
01-20-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By cb400bill

I believe that it reads "CLIP SHOES" and not "CUP...

I believe that it reads "CLIP SHOES" and not "CUP SHOES".
01-18-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By PeteHski

First the basic physics:- Power = Pedal...

First the basic physics:-

Power = Pedal Force x Cadence (slightly simplified as technically it should be Power = Crank Torque x Cadence but it amounts to the same thing for the user i.e. how...
01-13-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 22,143
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

There is one silver lining in the wide...

There is one silver lining in the wide availability of $14k bikes. It allows more cyclists to follow the golden rule: Your bike should always be more valuable than your car.
01-13-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By BobbyG

Short But Meaningful Birthday Ride...

In my 50s I had rode my age in miles within a week or two of my birthday. January weather can be tricky in Colorado. I did 57 miles in 2019...my personal record for length. I was an 18-mile a day...
01-13-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 22,143
Posted By BlazingPedals

Manufacturers charge what the market will bear,...

Manufacturers charge what the market will bear, not what you or I are willing to pay.
01-13-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 22,143
Posted By jon c.

One could make a similar argument for the top...

One could make a similar argument for the top pricing tier of any good,
12-12-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By mstateglfr

Since you arent in the US, suggesting a US...

Since you arent in the US, suggesting a US builder is pointless. Even if you were though, I would still also suggest Lightbicylce or BTLOS.
Both have multiple options for rim width and depth and...
10-06-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,480
Posted By seypat

What's up with the bottom part of the headset?

What's up with the bottom part of the headset?
Forum: Touring
09-27-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,793
Posted By staehpj1

I've always slept well in camp when touring,...

I've always slept well in camp when touring, backpacking, canoe camping or whatever. As far as bears go follow good camping practices wrt food and scented products and don't worry. I will confess...
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