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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

One of the most important factors in being a...

One of the most important factors in being a skilled pack rider is being aware of how your actions effect the people around you, especially the rider immediately behind you. It sounds like Paul...
09-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,253
Posted By Eric F

Your advice in action...Last week, my daughter...

Your advice in action...Last week, my daughter moved into her college dorm along with a bunch of her classmates who brought bikes. The bikes were put in a locked cage at the dorm, and each bike had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I use a rectangular soft case that is a nice fit...

I use a rectangular soft case that is a nice fit in my center pocket. I don't notice it at all when I'm riding. Left pocket for phone. Right pocket for snacks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I find them only slightly more tolerable than the...

I find them only slightly more tolerable than the previously mentioned bags. On the road bike, everything goes in my jersey pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I find those bags to be as repulsive in...

I find those bags to be as repulsive in appearance as the trendy handlebar burrito bags.
09-26-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

How much is "too much time" to be on BF? What is...

How much is "too much time" to be on BF? What is the correct amount of time? Does that amount of time vary from person to person, or is it the same for everyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Last Monday, on the night before my daughter and...

Last Monday, on the night before my daughter and I headed out for the drive to the University of Oregon, we discussed bringing the townie bike I had spent the last couple of weeks putting together...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

This is our 3rd trip to the campus this year, and...

This is our 3rd trip to the campus this year, and we’ve been a couple of times before that. Oregon has been Maddie’s favorite college since she was 9. The only thing not happy about her going to UO...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Current status: Kid is driving us - and her car...

Current status: Kid is driving us - and her car packed with stuff - from So Cal to Eugene, OR. We will be spending the night a little past half way (Redding, CA), and finish the drive tomorrow....
09-19-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Eric F

https://i.imgur.com/MJukMNe.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MJukMNe.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Same net result, but considering I had all but...

Same net result, but considering I had all but the 4th letter on the 2nd guess, getting 5/6 was pretty irritating. Total guess because I had never heard/read that word before.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

:( Condolences for family and friends.

:( Condolences for family and friends.
09-19-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,077
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Dirt Therapy. 19mi from JPL to...

Saturday...Dirt Therapy. 19mi from JPL to Glendale Sports Complex via Flint Canyon and Cherry Canyon. Felt really good and set a new PR on one of the main climbs of the day. I can feel my fitness...
09-16-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

Makes as much sense as some of the other...

Makes as much sense as some of the other conclusions posted in this thread, so you might as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

One of my very favorite McCartney bass lines... ...

One of my very favorite McCartney bass lines...
https://youtu.be/cK5G8fPmWeA
09-16-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

You had a significant change in your body shape,...

You had a significant change in your body shape, caused by your own shift in activities, and somehow expensive bike clothes are the problem?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Meh. I'm not that emotionally invested to be...

Meh. I'm not that emotionally invested to be offended by an occasional loss.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I was, recently. I couldn't find what I needed,...

I was, recently. I couldn't find what I needed, so I ended up with a new steel fork. This was part of my build for my daughter's college "townie" bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Led's cousin.

Led's cousin.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Me, too. Exactly. I had all but the middle...

Me, too. Exactly. I had all but the middle letter on guess 3. :(
09-15-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,077
Posted By Eric F

In my experience with riding a SS MTB for a...

In my experience with riding a SS MTB for a while, you develop a kind of fitness that is largely about brute force. It's different than roadie fitness, for sure.
09-14-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 976
Posted By Eric F

Finally, I have proof that it is our dog ordering...

Finally, I have proof that it is our dog ordering bike parts, not me....
09-14-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 207,077
Posted By Eric F

Happy Hour! Quick and dirty up Fern TT to Brown...

Happy Hour! Quick and dirty up Fern TT to Brown Saddle and down via Rising Hill Rd. On the climb, I passed a guy riding a fully-rigid singlespeed and wearing a kilt. I don't know that I've ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Hotdogs can sing? I had no idea.

Hotdogs can sing? I had no idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I am careful not to ask too many questions about...

I am careful not to ask too many questions about a man and his kilt. I do not want to be surprised by a swinging shillelagh. This particular kilt-clad gentleman seemed to be quite fit and strong, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Last night, while grinding up a local climb on my...

Last night, while grinding up a local climb on my MTB, I passed a guy wearing a kilt. To complete the package of resplendent manliness, his machine was a fully-rigid singlespeed.

At the top of...
09-14-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Eric F

A properly fitting bike improves/maximizes...

A properly fitting bike improves/maximizes comfort, efficiency, and control. If any of those things matter to you, then you should buy a bike that fits properly. People who ride a lot generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I used to use a mini saddle bag for tube/tools,...

I used to use a mini saddle bag for tube/tools, and just stuck it in my middle jersey pocket, but the zipper finally failed (it was 20+ years old). I replaced it with one of these......
09-13-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

These are my favorite for a modern road bike -...

These are my favorite for a modern road bike - very light, reasonable price ($20 on Amazon), and hold bottles way better than you would expect from their very minimal appearance......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Very cool! When I was in HS, I had plans of...

Very cool! When I was in HS, I had plans of becoming an Architect, and FLW's architecture was impactful to me. My life didn't take me down that path, but my appreciation of his work remains. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

It seems we share the same canoe. Have you seen...

It seems we share the same canoe. Have you seen a paddle?
09-12-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By Eric F

10am-3pm, when the temps are 65-75F, with not...

10am-3pm, when the temps are 65-75F, with not more than an easy breeze. That's my preference. The schedule of my life and the climate of my geographic area dictates that I don't get to enjoy those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

A good friend was recently in Mallorca. It still...

A good friend was recently in Mallorca. It still is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I'm only guessing that it's the same as hydro...

I'm only guessing that it's the same as hydro discs...

Loosen caliper bolts. Squeeze brake lever and hold. Tighten caliber bolts (progressively). Release brake lever.

BTW - The kids are calling...
09-12-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

Valid. Likewise, a lot of "MTB" labeled clothing...

Valid. Likewise, a lot of "MTB" labeled clothing tends towards a free-ride/relaxed style, which fits with a segment of MTB riders. XC racers, however, tend to dress like roadies.
09-12-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

Interesting that their "gravel" collection is a...

Interesting that their "gravel" collection is a baggy t-shirt pattern. Meanwhile, the pointy end of the gravel racing flock is growing increasingly concerned with aerodynamics, including racers...
09-12-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

If you're doing relaxed riding, relaxed clothing...

If you're doing relaxed riding, relaxed clothing makes sense. If you're riding at speeds where aerodynamics don't matter, relaxed clothing makes sense. If you don't mind clothing flapping about...
09-09-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Eric F

If they are holding up for you, that's good. ...

If they are holding up for you, that's good. I've tried enough that I have definitely formed preferences about certain details. Le Col has a Stava challenge that nets a $60 discount. Yesterday, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

I wish I could do more of that. It would be good...

I wish I could do more of that. It would be good for my mental state right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

4/6 for me.

4/6 for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

Husband: Do you want to watch golf or porn? ...

Husband: Do you want to watch golf or porn?
Wife: Porn. You know how to golf.
09-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Eric F

I tried their $40 bibs just to see if they live...

I tried their $40 bibs just to see if they live up to the hype. They did not for me. The elastic at the bottom of the legs gave up pretty quickly, and the pad is not dense enough (for my...
09-08-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

I don't know about that. IMO, WhyFi did a pretty...

I don't know about that. IMO, WhyFi did a pretty convincing job demonstrating that the Amazon jersey he received - which was based on the recommendation of prj71 - was pretty universally bad. Now,...
09-08-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

Let's not ignore that you backed this up by...

Let's not ignore that you backed this up by claiming that the freebie give-away jerserys you got at some races from years ago are the same thing as current high-end jerseys. The rub is that you are...
09-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

The issue wasn't really about jerseys.

The issue wasn't really about jerseys.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6,690
Views: 83,572
Posted By Eric F

It will be just enough to cause a mess, probably,...

It will be just enough to cause a mess, probably, but nothing actually meaningful.
09-07-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

I don't need to use them. I was given some free...

I don't need to use them. I was given some free shoes, and I even held some new shoes in a store, once. These experiences made me an expert of all things to do with shoes.
09-07-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

I would guess that means you're doing it right. ...

I would guess that means you're doing it right. Well...at least you're not doing it wrong. If they hurt, it would be very wrong.
09-07-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

Zackly. EDIT: Oh...wait....those Amazon...

Zackly.

EDIT: Oh...wait....those Amazon ones are made from "vegan leather"!! That's even better...or something...
09-07-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,451
Posted By Eric F

What a waste!! I can get the same shoes on Amazon...

What a waste!! I can get the same shoes on Amazon for less than $40!.... https://a.co/d/e3Uxt70

I have no idea what $1000 driving shoes look like, feel like, or smell like, but I saw a picture of...
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