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07-03-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,115
Posted By GhostRider62

Does anyone know if Trek put this design defect...

Does anyone know if Trek put this design defect into the upcoming 2023 Domane?
Forum: Touring
07-03-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By GhostRider62

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total...

My first tour some 40 years ago was a total cluster by modern GPS, Internet, heatmaps, and packaged route standards.

I flew my fit relatively young body with gear to London on Peoples Express (was...
07-02-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By GhostRider62

cervical lordosis can be caused by many factors. ...

cervical lordosis can be caused by many factors.

I have cervical spine issues including a less than ideal alignment of the vertebra.

You do not give sufficient information to offer any...
07-02-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 902
Posted By GhostRider62

I cannot stand skull caps. Wearing a hat under a...

I cannot stand skull caps. Wearing a hat under a helmet in the sun is just stupid. Bandana? Only on dumpster diving days.

I found the Lazer G1 Mips helmet pad in the front to absorb a lot of...
07-02-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,199
Posted By GhostRider62

1985 GMC Cargo van. Does it have the waterbed...

1985 GMC Cargo van. Does it have the waterbed and lava lamp option?

Scouring the dumpster and scoring the chrome lug nut must have taken a lot of time and work. Congrats!!
Forum: Touring
07-01-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 378
Posted By GhostRider62

I've carried Nesltle Nido while backpacking if I...

I've carried Nesltle Nido while backpacking if I had access to cold water. I don't like it warm. You just have to see if you like it
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 400
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't what they put in the Martini but is...

I don't what they put in the Martini but is smelled like toilet bowl cleaner. For 15 bucks, i drank it
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By GhostRider62

What I found works best when temps are over 100F...

What I found works best when temps are over 100F and humidity is high? Slow way down.

When I did the TransAm Bike Race, it was 100-120F but dry in the West and low 100F with super high humidity...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 400
Posted By GhostRider62

Was in Vermont last week and had my very first...

Was in Vermont last week and had my very first Martini or maybe my very first mixed drink.

I hated it.

Wait, I lied. I used to fly every Sunday at sunrise down to the DR. Flight attendant...
07-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,228
Posted By GhostRider62

OP could also just ride one handed. I...

OP could also just ride one handed.

I fetch the recycling and garbage containers using my bike, I roll them using the left arm and ride with the right arm.
07-01-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 894
Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure it counts but my mid 80's Peter...

I am not sure it counts but my mid 80's Peter Mooney did a couple 200k rides this year. Once with drop bars and once with Nitto Moustache bars. The not sure part is because I have new parts on it. ...
07-01-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,228
Posted By GhostRider62

Seriously, duck tape. cheap and effective and...

Seriously, duck tape. cheap and effective and that bike is screaming for some duck tape.
07-01-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 894
Posted By GhostRider62

I did many 30+ day tours on my Dawes Super Galaxy...

I did many 30+ day tours on my Dawes Super Galaxy back in the early 80's and did plenty of 100-180 milers on a late 70's Miyata. I'd start on the North Shore and ride towards the Vermont border and...
07-01-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,446
Posted By GhostRider62

OMG....this happened to me a few days ago on a...

OMG....this happened to me a few days ago on a long Z2 endurance ride. Three weenie club members chased me down and once they passed me, they slowed way down and then fanned out from the center line...
07-01-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,691
Posted By GhostRider62

I agree with all those points. Myself, I thought...

I agree with all those points. Myself, I thought I would never have electronic shifting because I sort of like old ways. But due to hand and arm pain/weakness, I simply could not shift my SRAM...
07-01-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By GhostRider62

I think Shimano only gives you a wart with 12s...

I think Shimano only gives you a wart with 12s Di2 and rim brakes. With disc brakes, you are spared. I could be wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,380
Posted By GhostRider62

I have not ridden a recumbent bike for over a...

I have not ridden a recumbent bike for over a year. I have a TT bike. You mischaracterized me completely. I have not been a member here for years. I think you mistake me for ridabent member.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,380
Posted By GhostRider62

Lead pro rider is not going to have a CdA of...

Lead pro rider is not going to have a CdA of 0.300, this is as unlikely as a TT rider having a CdA of 0.180, more like 0.250 for the lead rider.

550-600 watts of 20-30 seconds every 2-4 minutes is...
06-30-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,053
Posted By GhostRider62

Maybe not significant to you. Reduction of...

Maybe not significant to you.

Reduction of rolling resistance is the best, cheapest, and quickest bang for the buck in terms of increasing speed for the average joe. I would say nothing matters...
06-30-22, 11:42 AM
06-30-22, 09:40 AM
06-30-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,228
Posted By GhostRider62

Attach the club to a rope and drag it.

Attach the club to a rope and drag it.
06-30-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 781
Posted By GhostRider62

I went for a 3 hour fitting that was to cost...

I went for a 3 hour fitting that was to cost $275, they recommended a new frame. I bought the frame and was given 10% off the price and credit for the fitting towards the frame, which was drop...
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By GhostRider62

Having read lots of crazyguyonbike reports, I...

Having read lots of crazyguyonbike reports, I would love to do this race. I cannot remember a tourist complaining about the route. I've ridden parts of it and driven parts of it. 1500 miles isn't...
06-28-22, 08:30 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By GhostRider62

I have about 8 batteries and three different...

I have about 8 batteries and three different chargers from the AXS and eTap group, they all play well together.
06-28-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,446
Posted By GhostRider62

Torx and allen wenches are not so special ...

Torx and allen wenches are not so special

Thin 15 mm cone wrenches, 32 mm headset wrenches to work on an old bike>>>>>those are special.
06-28-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 397
Posted By GhostRider62

I measure HR and power on all rides. It is not...

I measure HR and power on all rides. It is not unusual for Garmin to tell me I need 4 days rest. It is a joke, almost as bad as the VO2 max guesstimator

I use HRV in the morning, sleep status,...
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By GhostRider62

I have not had a brake lever w/o shifter in over...

I have not had a brake lever w/o shifter in over 30 years, so, I cannot directly help.

What you might consider is ordering online some of your choices and returning the losers keeping the keeper. ...
Forum: Recumbent
06-27-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By GhostRider62

> The most under rated thing about bents and...

> The most under rated thing about bents and trikes??

How much weenie upwrongs get their panitees all twisted when they read how comfortable they are. Totally irrational but funny
06-27-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,053
Posted By GhostRider62

Greenspeed scorcher is the fastest 406 tire or at...

Greenspeed scorcher is the fastest 406 tire or at least many claim based on testing although there is a Continental tire made with the same casing and rubber as the Supersonic that is supposedly...
06-27-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By GhostRider62

Tell that to Assos. My Mille GTO C2 bibs...

Tell that to Assos.

My Mille GTO C2 bibs with the ossidia fabric is compressive by design.

The KuKu penthouse isn't as luxurious for the big bird as the predecessor Assos bibs but they are...
06-27-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 732
Posted By GhostRider62

Does OP have a link to the snake oil pill that he...

Does OP have a link to the snake oil pill that he is selling?
06-27-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 732
Posted By GhostRider62

Hot burning lightning bolt pain from left...

Hot burning lightning bolt pain from left shoulder down to the hand. Hard to sleep. Riding is painful.
06-27-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,487
Posted By GhostRider62

I was being facetious, beer is a very, very...

I was being facetious, beer is a very, very serious topic for some.

If you want to see the effect of alcohol, it is easy to see on morning heart rate variability or at least for me. I think it...
Forum: Introductions
06-27-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By GhostRider62

Welcome, Dr. FTP

Welcome, Dr. FTP
06-26-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,352
Posted By GhostRider62

Noob = Fred

Noob = Fred
06-26-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,137
Posted By GhostRider62

Not for 40-50 years. I was climbing a...

Not for 40-50 years.

I was climbing a hill in the late 70's and some hot young chicks of my age, pulled up in a 1973 ish Vega and the passenger pinched my butt.

Touring France in the early...
06-26-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,352
Posted By GhostRider62

I would not. 100%

I would not. 100%
06-26-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,053
Posted By GhostRider62

Thank you. Aged and degraded thread makes...

Thank you. Aged and degraded thread makes sense. Tires would typically be on my bike for 2 months max and being a chicken, I never wore them down although I am slightly annoyed how fast the...
06-26-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By GhostRider62

If you have to take it easy for several days...

If you have to take it easy for several days after a 2 hour B ride, you would be better off doing the C ride to enable training/riding in the days afterwards instead of resting. Consistency is...
06-26-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,487
Posted By GhostRider62

Hinault said to drink red wine. GCN used a...

Hinault said to drink red wine.

GCN used a flawed protocol.
06-26-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,053
Posted By GhostRider62

I never measured but always assumed thinner...

I never measured but always assumed thinner thread makes for lower Crr. Why? The TT versions of popular tires come from the factory with thinner thread. I also assumed that a worn front tire...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,881
Posted By GhostRider62

Just did a weeklong 15+ hour drive and 1300 mile...

Just did a weeklong 15+ hour drive and 1300 mile trip thru several states, the lowest I paid was $5.59 per gallon and highest was $5.89
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,881
Posted By GhostRider62

I love elk. Packing them out is a lot of work as...

I love elk. Packing them out is a lot of work as is field dressing but well worth the effort.
06-24-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,352
Posted By GhostRider62

OP....what I found useful on a bent is to shift...

OP....what I found useful on a bent is to shift the rear to the biggest cog when approaching a stop. If unsure, I dismount at the light and look. Also, with practice one can get a bent rolling...
06-24-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,352
Posted By GhostRider62

Holycrap, you can do that on YOUR bent. I...

Holycrap, you can do that on YOUR bent.

I must be doing it all wrong.

I can do all what you wrote easily on my regular bike.
06-24-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,352
Posted By GhostRider62

Because that would kill sales.

Because that would kill sales.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,087
Posted By GhostRider62

I only use latex tubes in clincher tires. ...

I only use latex tubes in clincher tires. However, my spare tubes are butyl because if I flat, installing butyl tubes in less than the best conditions is easier than with latex tubes.
06-23-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By GhostRider62

Math sort of does not work to calculate FTP or...

Math sort of does not work to calculate FTP or intervals based upon short efforts due to the huge variation in W' from athlete to athlete.

107-110% of FTP is just a guesstimate.

With lots of...
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