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11-29-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,505
Posted By Maelochs

By the way .... is he observing fires which are...

By the way .... is he observing fires which are already burning?
11-29-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,505
Posted By Maelochs

Oi. There needs to be a reverse limit .... ...

Oi.

There needs to be a reverse limit .... just like new posters can only make a certain number of posts a day for the first couple, days, only a certain number of replies should be allowed. if...
11-29-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,505
Posted By Maelochs

Often a corporation can get cheap, reliable...

Often a corporation can get cheap, reliable vehicles for a bulk rate, and if the staff depends on vehicles, hoping the hired staff has reliable vehicles can be bad for business .... also, insurance...
11-29-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,087
Posted By Maelochs

How old are you, sir or madam, to have a good...

How old are you, sir or madam, to have a good idea of the quality of "older" bikes .... or perhaps more on point .... how "old" are there "better made" older bikes?

Fifty or sixty years ago you...
11-29-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By Maelochs

Cape Cod (missing the "Jaws" pic) to Cape...

Cape Cod (missing the "Jaws" pic) to Cape Canaveral?

Not many saltwater crocs in Florida ..... swim in the ocean, not in the rivers .... and not at night. During the day there are sharks all...
11-29-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,505
Posted By Maelochs

It ain't pretty (to others) but it can haul ALL...

It ain't pretty (to others) but it can haul ALL the gear and the groceries too, and it can be fitted with whatever you think it need for accessories--I have a back-up light bar so I can mount a rack...
11-29-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,505
Posted By Maelochs

[See end for Tl;Dr .... ] A few...

[See end for Tl;Dr .... ]

A few questions---Do You Ride?

If so, what and how far over what kind of terrain and at what average pace?

If not ..... well .......

I am unclear on Exactly...
11-29-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,922
Posted By Maelochs

This is the post-modern, post-truth era, when...

This is the post-modern, post-truth era, when facts are imaginary ..... measurements are just attempts to shut out people who cannot afford tools, and constructs like "physics" are the fake-news...
11-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By Maelochs

Hazards of learning to ride a bike as an adult...

Hazards of learning to ride a bike as an adult ....
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Your friends will mess you up...
11-28-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By Maelochs

Funny, with the variances listed there .... it...

Funny, with the variances listed there .... it is pretty much all the same age.
11-28-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By Maelochs

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NOT a good idea. Biking while tripping is an advanced technique. Stay home and...
11-28-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By Maelochs

Learning to pedal? No one needs to learn to...

Learning to pedal? No one needs to learn to pedal. Pedal efficiently? Sure ... but a lot of riders who have been cycling for a lifetime pedal squares ......

People .... it is just riding a...
11-28-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 16,395
Posted By Maelochs

I have one bike with a 48-38-28 triple ..... I...

I have one bike with a 48-38-28 triple ..... I assume with a11-XX cassette it would be fine because very few casual riders spin out 50x11 (33 mph on the flats at 90 rpm .... how many can hit 120 rpm...
11-28-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... care to prove that? Not sure where...

Yeah .... care to prove that?

Not sure where you live, but here on earth almost everyone I know started with a tricycle or a Big Wheel, then got a bike with training wheels ..... which allow the...
11-27-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By Maelochs

Funny ... my bikes are all better than me...

Funny ... my bikes are all better than me already. I don't have a "grail bike." What I seek are better rides .... and that is all about the state of mind and body of the rider.
11-26-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Maelochs

"Better than Walmart" is what used to be called a...

"Better than Walmart" is what used to be called a back-handed compliment ......
11-26-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By Maelochs

let me apologize as well, then .... I had to...

let me apologize as well, then .... I had to work unreasonable amounts over the weekend and early this week and haven't gotten out on my bike in far too long.

It doesn't take a lot of miles to...
11-26-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,087
Posted By Maelochs

Here I was thinking we needed Rydabent to deliver...

Here I was thinking we needed Rydabent to deliver another thread as a holiday gift to keep us bickering through the upcoming season .... but someone has graciously resurrected this chestnut.
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11-26-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,922
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... ummm .... you are smarter than that,...

Yeah ... ummm .... you are smarter than that, and so am I. Track riders spend the majority of every race---even Madisons---riding somewhere between 75% and flat-out. We all know that. We all know...
11-26-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By Maelochs

Dude are you seriously criticizing someone for...

Dude are you seriously criticizing someone for saying he didn't like a video? How is his saying he didn't like a video worse than your saying you don't like his post?

Oh, and why don't you go back...
11-26-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,922
Posted By Maelochs

Or, maybe a track bike has no gears because they...

Or, maybe a track bike has no gears because they are only ridden at speeds which can be maintained without a need for multiple gears?

Ever seen a Grand Tour rider win on a fixie? Hmmmm .... ...
11-25-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,922
Posted By Maelochs

Ummm ..... the energy it takes to slow the bike...

Ummm ..... the energy it takes to slow the bike and reaccelerate it come from your legs with a fixed-gear .... and only the energy to reaccelerate comes from your legs on a bike with brakes .... ...
11-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By Maelochs

Get a bike. Ride it. If you need training...

Get a bike. Ride it.

If you need training wheels, use them. If you need to lean against a building a pedal along a 3 mph, do it. If you need to paddle along with your feet on the ground and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,773
Posted By Maelochs

The thing with the Corvette is that it has the...

The thing with the Corvette is that it has the performance numbers. Is it "exotic"? Only in America .... but it has the performance metrics. It makes the lateral and longitudinal Gs, it has the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah .... they are completely different bikes....

Yeah .... they are completely different bikes. One is "endurance"-geometry and one is low-and-long race geometry. They are like a Phillips and a flat screwdriver---not interchangeable. But Fuji...
11-24-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 16,395
Posted By Maelochs

I am not able, at this time to do more than read...

I am not able, at this time to do more than read about those climes ... 6-plus miles at six percent? Good for you.
11-24-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,779
Posted By Maelochs

How's the Cerokote holding up, Mr. Indyfabz? Any...

How's the Cerokote holding up, Mr. Indyfabz? Any cracking?
11-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 16,395
Posted By Maelochs

Not too many Japan-based riders on the site....

Not too many Japan-based riders on the site. Always interesting to hear from far-away places.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By Maelochs

Holy freaking slab of granite, Batman .... thick...

Holy freaking slab of granite, Batman .... thick as a brick?

:D

Dude .... "really well set up" means you can ride for hours with NO pain. If I couldn't ride for 20 minutes without needing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,773
Posted By Maelochs

Thing is Ferrari isn't exotic. It is owned by...

Thing is Ferrari isn't exotic. It is owned by Fiat, which is partially owned by Chrysler. Your 488 shares DNA with a loss-leader Plymouth Valiant. Except of course, the Ferrari has the ability to...
11-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 706
Posted By Maelochs

The video provided no information. First, it was...

The video provided no information. First, it was so dark that there was no visible detail. Second, all it showed was a stationary bike. Nothing moved, you didn't try to move stuff to show that it...
11-23-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,487
Posted By Maelochs

And also ... I tried indoor cycling, and I...

And also ... I tried indoor cycling, and I cannot imagine how people find it practical. I scratched up all the furniture and left marks on the floors. I'd say definitely stick with cycling...
11-23-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,487
Posted By Maelochs

When I am doing "Person in the street"...

When I am doing "Person in the street" interviews, I usually reassure people by telling them "There are no wrong answers."

BF's version: "There are only wrong answers."

Get a bicycle ...... so...
11-23-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,487
Posted By Maelochs

What exactly does "sardonic" mean, anyway. Is it...

What exactly does "sardonic" mean, anyway. Is it like "irony" plus "sarcasm"?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By Maelochs

Ride a while, and probably any adjustments you...

Ride a while, and probably any adjustments you might need will suggest themselves. No clue what might be right for you ..... so put some miles on it and come back and tell us if it was fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Maelochs

Glad you got the important info and will get a...

Glad you got the important info and will get a better bike.
11-21-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,487
Posted By Maelochs

Newtoriding99---This is all sound advice by and...

Newtoriding99---This is all sound advice by and large.

"Accessories:" you need if you don't even have a bike would be things to help you actually ride the bike and keep riding the bike---simple...
11-21-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,399
Posted By Maelochs

Right .... but now ask the question, "Why are...

Right .... but now ask the question, "Why are they doing it this way?" Is it because people would come in a take parts they didn't need and sell them on EBay? Is it because people with plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Maelochs

I have a 2017 (?) Fuji Sportif, which is the same...

I have a 2017 (?) Fuji Sportif, which is the same bike in aluminum instead of CF. It has an FSA crank and Spyre mech discs, otherwise it is all 105. I cannot say enough good things about it. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By Maelochs

Everyone is different. If it seems to work for...

Everyone is different. If it seems to work for you, it seems to work for you.

Of course, a small change and it might all work much better. (Please pardon the bad photoshop---I am go0ing to be late...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing hurts as much as excessive alliteration...

Nothing hurts as much as excessive alliteration ..... talk to your bike fitter. :D

(I couldn't read a post like that and not respond .... but if I said something complimentary everyone would...
11-21-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,277
Posted By Maelochs

Well sure .... anybody who sees you would...

Well sure .... anybody who sees you would certainly get as far away from you as possible ... "That guy obviously has no respect for his own life, for sure he doesn't care about anyone else's."
...
11-21-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By Maelochs

Close your eyes. Use The Force. It worked for...

Close your eyes. Use The Force. It worked for Luke Skywalker ......
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Maelochs

Fuji probably was $500 cheaper from the start...

Fuji probably was $500 cheaper from the start .... you pay a nameplate penalty with trek. if the components are in good shape, 6800 vs 5800? both excellent but who wouldn't prefer Ultegra?

Why...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Maelochs

Most peole have sore hands/elbows/shoulders...

Most peole have sore hands/elbows/shoulders because they lean on their hands---particularly late in a ride, when the legs are tired.

Core exercises will help. Yoga is generally a good thing but...
11-18-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,531
Posted By Maelochs

So a 3x11 is 44 times better than a 2x11?

So a 3x11 is 44 times better than a 2x11?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,773
Posted By Maelochs

$10,000 Canadian .... that's about six dollars...

$10,000 Canadian .... that's about six dollars US, right?

I have no idea what the conversion factor is .... so just kidding.

I would wait and get Dura-Ace DI2 12-speed. If I were spending a...
11-18-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,531
Posted By Maelochs

The "Overlap" horse has been pounded to jelly...

The "Overlap" horse has been pounded to jelly .....

As for number of gears---have any of you been either carrying a load, climbing a hill, or fighting a fierce wind--or any two or three of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,326
Posted By Maelochs

No RWGPS errors in my part of the US in the past...

No RWGPS errors in my part of the US in the past few days.

I never worry about precision ... to me it is like scales. I weigh myself, but how much do I weigh? Would I need to be in some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By Maelochs

I don't know about you, your proportions, all of...

I don't know about you, your proportions, all of that .... but it looks to me like you are putting way too little of your hands on way too little of the bar. Fine if you are always pushing hard, but...
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