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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,791
Posted By rsbob

Without a doubt. It’s interesting when road...

Without a doubt. It’s interesting when road bikers are concerned about longevity when plenty of people have been riding and absolutely thrashing carbon mountain bikes which see more abuse in one...
12-05-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 918
Posted By rsbob

Let no good thread go unpunished.

Let no good thread go unpunished.
12-05-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,947
Posted By rsbob

When riding in the wet, or on wet pavement, stay...

When riding in the wet, or on wet pavement, stay off painted lines and metal grates because they can become quite slippery.

This thread should be part of the ‘50+ Newbie Rider’ thread. Lots of...
12-05-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,346
Posted By rsbob

Ah Sacratomato! You would think a kid that went...

Ah Sacratomato! You would think a kid that went to UC Davis would know that, but in my day it was called Sacrodemento. Guess the area has gone vegetarian. :D​​​​​​​
12-05-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,572
Posted By rsbob

Did a 30 minute zone benchmarking ride on Zwift...

Did a 30 minute zone benchmarking ride on Zwift to verify if my FTP was accurate. Zone 1 was ridiculously easy and the suggestion was maybe to increase my FTP but after zone 5 with a Heart rate of...
12-04-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 214
Posted By rsbob

Your shoes are too tight/small. Your feet swell...

Your shoes are too tight/small. Your feet swell and create pressure which causes the pain.

I went through this and ended up ditching 2 pairs of cycling shoes and jumped up a full size. I also keep...
12-04-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,391
Posted By rsbob

Instead of a saddle, you need a completely ‘new’...

Instead of a saddle, you need a completely ‘new’ bike that’s not a recumbent so you can hold your head up high!
...
12-04-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,902
Posted By rsbob

How did this thread get back on track?! Come-on...

How did this thread get back on track?! Come-on people, you are really slipping.
12-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,391
Posted By rsbob

Good for you that you evidently don’t have...

Good for you that you evidently don’t have perineal issues like the OP stated was criteria in finding a new seat. Since that’s the case, you don’t have to be picky. But if and when you get there,...
12-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By rsbob

Be sure to wear a sweater and mittens

Be sure to wear a sweater and mittens
12-04-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,391
Posted By rsbob

I have three of these: Road bike, wet weather...

I have three of these: Road bike, wet weather bike and trainer and absolutely love them. Got them after sampling about six other seats. I too have perineal issues as well and they are pretty, pretty...
12-03-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By rsbob

Would recommend first stopping in at your...

Would recommend first stopping in at your Psychiatrist’s office for a quick chat. Just sayin’ :innocent:
12-03-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By rsbob

You should do what the Brits do and ride a...

You should do what the Brits do and ride a multi-day/all night ride with check points. In that way there is zero debate. There is a name for these masochistic 300K+ rides in all weather conditions,...
12-03-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,572
Posted By rsbob

I’m sure that adds up to 69 Miles per Cross wind!...

I’m sure that adds up to 69 Miles per Cross wind! Way to go!!
12-02-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,947
Posted By rsbob

When approaching a traffic light controlled...

When approaching a traffic light controlled intersection where the cars are just starting to roll, never pass them on the shoulder, but hang back/slow down so that you don’t get right hooked by...
12-02-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 794
Posted By rsbob

The humorist cyclists just think the concern is...

The humorist cyclists just think the concern is laughable.
12-02-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,572
Posted By rsbob

Boy has climate change ever effected Redmond. I...

Boy has climate change ever effected Redmond. I just live a half hour east and it was 38* F ;)
12-02-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 794
Posted By rsbob

Keep the DD and show the world you don’t care...

Keep the DD and show the world you don’t care what others think. Besides, your rear mech will never be able to throw your chain into your spokes <- The things nightmares are made of.

But that...
12-02-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,346
Posted By rsbob

Nothing that a coffee colon cleanse and a tin...

Nothing that a coffee colon cleanse and a tin foil hat wouldn’t have prevented. Gallos humor, sorry, not sorry.

First hand experience? Perhaps. Perhaps not.
12-02-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,585
Posted By rsbob

They scare me too in the PNW. The most scares I...

They scare me too in the PNW. The most scares I have had are with PU trucks. Think the drivers tend to have a bad reaction to Lycra.
12-02-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,671
Posted By rsbob

Long COVID seems to be the most prevalent with...

Long COVID seems to be the most prevalent with first generation, so I wouldn’t be too concerned unless you are immunocompromised.
12-02-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,671
Posted By rsbob

Think getting it is inevitable. Hope you recover...

Think getting it is inevitable. Hope you recover quickly, but in-shape people tend to do so much better.

I caught, as did my wife, during our first week in Norway of a three week trip (where zero...
12-02-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,571
Posted By rsbob

Just about the same in Norway, where I was in...

Just about the same in Norway, where I was in Sept. Saw a handful of human powered bikes but the majority of bikes, scooters and cars (85% of all new car sales) were electric.
12-02-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By rsbob

Go out to a bar and get drunk.

Go out to a bar and get drunk.
12-02-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,346
Posted By rsbob

PubMed defines Exercise Addiction, “The findings...

PubMed defines Exercise Addiction, “The findings suggest that an individual who is addicted to exercise will continue exercising regardless of physical injury, personal inconvenience or disruption to...
12-02-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 794
Posted By rsbob

Here you go. Need to pick up one for my Infinito...

Here you go. Need to pick up one for my Infinito too....
12-01-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 794
Posted By rsbob

Chances are good it will happen again if not...

Chances are good it will happen again if not several times due to chain slap. What you really need is a ‘chain stay protector’ like this or similar...
12-01-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 794
Posted By rsbob

Go to a hobby store or find nail polish. ...

Go to a hobby store or find nail polish.

And it’s not abnormal if its on someone else’s bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,060
Posted By rsbob

A nice pair of buns ahead (not male) always give...

A nice pair of buns ahead (not male) always give me an extra energy boost.
12-01-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,533
Posted By rsbob

Again with forks, regardless of material, it...

Again with forks, regardless of material, it comes down to geometry (just like frames). My old Bianchi’s fork has a minor swoop/ curve down by the wheel, which absorbs bumps with aplomb while my...
11-30-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,902
Posted By rsbob

I believe that is called mansplaining.

I believe that is called mansplaining.
11-30-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,902
Posted By rsbob

Jenn, congratulations on getting another...

Jenn, congratulations on getting another multi-page thread goin. Little did you ever imagine it would transmongrafie into this. At least you are keeping the natives busy and entertained.
11-30-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,719
Posted By rsbob

Was just thinking that pro riders might think...

Was just thinking that pro riders might think anyone below their level are not ‘serious’. But then Cat 1 riders might think anyone below Cat 1 isn’t serious and on and on and finally it gets down to...
11-30-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By rsbob

I am surrounded by hills other than some limited...

I am surrounded by hills other than some limited flats. To do any sort of mileage, one has to climb. When I first moved here I found the climbs a wearisome necessity. After begrudgingly taking...
11-29-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By rsbob

You sure you are not in your 30s?

You sure you are not in your 30s?
11-29-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,572
Posted By rsbob

I rode an hour and 20 in my office and got...

I rode an hour and 20 in my office and got exactly nowhere. Zero miles. What a waste of effort.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,751
Posted By rsbob

Acoustic pedals

Acoustic pedals
11-29-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By rsbob

I would think the last place one would want a...

I would think the last place one would want a pump to come loose and end up in your spokes is the front wheel. Why are you specifically looking for a front wheel mounted pump?
11-29-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,585
Posted By rsbob

^ interesting contributions to a thread asking...

^ interesting contributions to a thread asking why they can’t ride more. Now I will jump in too.

Some people get their self worth from material possessions.
Some get it from acts of kindness...
11-28-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By rsbob

Very good to hear that I am investing my time...

Very good to hear that I am investing my time wisely. Appreciate the response and congrats on your FTP bump
11-28-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,572
Posted By rsbob

The ride started at a cool 39* F but by the end,...

The ride started at a cool 39* F but by the end, warmed up to a balmy 40*. Considering the multi-layers, I had to unzip to keep from overheating.

...
Forum: Introductions
11-28-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By rsbob

If you are obsessed, you will fit right in.

If you are obsessed, you will fit right in.
Forum: Introductions
11-28-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By rsbob

Am very impressed how you have turned your life...

Am very impressed how you have turned your life around and better yet getting into a sport that will last a life-time. Welcome and have fun.

You have no trace of an Italian accent either. ;)
11-28-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 3,902
Posted By rsbob

When buying a used car, many get a Pre Purchase...

When buying a used car, many get a Pre Purchase Inspection by a reputable shop. Can you see if the seller is willing to let you take the bike to a local bike shop which sells carbon frames for a...
11-27-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By rsbob

Thanks for the replies. I did do an FTP test 2...

Thanks for the replies. I did do an FTP test 2 days prior. Where I went wrong was doing a half hour of leg drills prior to the 1.5 hour workout. I did the full workout today and it went well. I was...
11-26-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,572
Posted By rsbob

What are you looking at? Just keep riding you...

What are you looking at? Just keep riding you Lycra/spandex primadonna.

...
11-26-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,572
Posted By rsbob

Bummer. Heal before you go out again.

Bummer. Heal before you go out again.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 958
Posted By rsbob

A great stocking stuffer for those who want next...

A great stocking stuffer for those who want next to nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 958
Posted By rsbob

Maybe go into the negative - can never...

Maybe go into the negative - can never underestimate the terrible turbulence caused by those unsightly stems and their hideous caps.
11-26-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,300
Posted By rsbob

Next year I’m opening The Valve Cap Museum. It...

Next year I’m opening The Valve Cap Museum. It will be three floors high with 2 wings exclusively dedicated to the art and science of the immortal valve cap and its contributions to society, past and...
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