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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,836
Posted By 79pmooney

I have to chuckle every time I read some...

I have to chuckle every time I read some authority state that no one, not even the pros actually pulls up on the pedals. If I am fit and have been riding, I regularly pull my slotted cleats off my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By WhyFi

I employ a very simple solution - I do nothing...

I employ a very simple solution - I do nothing and it almost always goes away on its own.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,836
Posted By datlas

Personally, I don't feel truly "one" with the...

Personally, I don't feel truly "one" with the bike unless I am clipped in.

That said, it's a personal preference issue and you may want to try flats, toe clips (with and without straps) as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,397
Posted By WhyFi

Is someone doing this consistently or just once...

Is someone doing this consistently or just once in a blue moon? I can see someone calling out a hazard, without hand gestures to communicate location, if they've been caught off guard and they need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 981
Posted By Maelochs

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking...

Any cyclist who crosses the road without looking ..... well, no need to be mean.

I don't care if it was clear for you, or you thought it was clear for me. I care about not getting run over.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,640
Posted By Eric F

With the supertuck banned, I would not be...

With the supertuck banned, I would not be surprised at all to see dropper posts start showing up on pro bikes...for about 3.6 seconds, until UCI bans those, too.



That didn't go quite as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,398
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Why are you so dead set on people doing it your...

Why are you so dead set on people doing it your way? Have you stopped to consider that some people may like babying their bike? When proper care is taken, no harm is going to come of that and how...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,398
Posted By Kimmo

So who's down with detergent or degreasers on...

So who's down with detergent or degreasers on chains then?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,398
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If bikes were as fragile as most people are...

If bikes were as fragile as most people are making them out to be, I'd be afraid to ride them at all. Use your head, use common sense, and it will be fine.

Or let your bike stay dirty. Or take way...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,176
Posted By genejockey

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to...

Group riding isn't about being fast enough to keep up. Group riding is a set of skills, and experience shows that randos who show up intentionally dressed NOT to fit in are very unlikely to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,176
Posted By terrymorse

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a...

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a hybrid shows up as a stranger on a group ride.

A guy who looks like that most likely has sketchy skills. I'm not riding anywhere near him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,176
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,176
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By 10 Wheels

100 Mile Breakfast ...

100 Mile Breakfast
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Lunch Two Peanut Butter w Jam Sandwiches and Can Coke...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,802
Posted By Racing Dan

After 3+ months (!) waiting I just got noticed a...

After 3+ months (!) waiting I just got noticed a pair of st-4725 shifters is heading my way. Crazy times. Glad its only non essential items and not my dinner that's missing in action.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How did I wind up surrounded by hippies from...

How did I wind up surrounded by hippies from Critical Mass? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By tigat

He would if his name is Tom Schuler :) I've seen...

He would if his name is Tom Schuler :) I've seen him do it many times.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By shed

Thank you all. Advice much appreciated. I think...

Thank you all. Advice much appreciated. I think the ride better advice is also well taken by me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By TMonk

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this...

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this reason. Fortunately in San Diego we have Fiesta Island, a 4.1 mi loop with no stop signs. Also Zwift, don't have to stop there. Oh, and actual racing -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By Litespud

I see this on group rides - the first guy sees a...

I see this on group rides - the first guy sees a clear road and pulls out, but by guy #10, a car has appeared and the driver doesnít know whether the riders are going to keep pulling out in front of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.

Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By seypat

60 riders at 22-24 is just a couple of slow semis...

60 riders at 22-24 is just a couple of slow semis getting away from the light. You know how irritating it is to be behind those things in your car. Not fast at all. Eventually, a driver reaching that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By caloso

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it...

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it would have been unsafe to cross in that situation so good for the riders up front to call stopping. The guy who ran it was unsafe and the riders in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,853
Posted By colnago62

Running lights will eventually get someone...

Running lights will eventually get someone killed. As cyclists, we think 25mph is fast. In a car 25mph is nothing. If the front group enters on a yellow, the vast majority of the rest will be going...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,950
Posted By WhyFi

Yesterday, on mile 24 of 107, I took a puncture...

Yesterday, on mile 24 of 107, I took a puncture on my front tire. Must have been a fairly big one, I coasted and watched it bubble for about 5 tire revolutions, then it stopped, I put it out of mind...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,950
Posted By PeteHski

That's what I eventually did. Definitely worth...

That's what I eventually did. Definitely worth the investment if committed to going tubeless and you don't have a compressor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,671
Posted By Sy Reene

No mention of the new Pitbull pedal yet? ;)

No mention of the new Pitbull pedal yet? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By phrantic09

Second the Pro One TLE addix- cake to mount and...

Second the Pro One TLE addix- cake to mount and inflated with a track pump
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By WhyFi

Which Pro One did you use? The Pro One Evo Addix...

Which Pro One did you use? The Pro One Evo Addix are among the easiest that I've ever mounted, but I don't have any experience with the first gen Pro One TLE. Supposedly, the POEA are made to the (as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, don't worry about it. If you're on a ride and...

Ah, don't worry about it. If you're on a ride and notice that they're wiggling out, you don't even need to stop - just bang 'em back in the palm of your hand. :innocent:

j/k - do *not* do that.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,373
Posted By datlas

3. Lose some weight

3. Lose some weight
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,939
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

People use the rotating mass argument as a...

People use the rotating mass argument as a justification tool when trying to explain why they are riding multiple thousand dollar wheel sets while they are 20 or 30 lbs overweight.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,851
Posted By guachi

We're coasting because we put out 400 Watts and...

We're coasting because we put out 400 Watts and have to wait for losers to get out of our way when we MUP race.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Gunther20

Thanks all for the expertise. I'm probably over...

Thanks all for the expertise. I'm probably over concerned because it's still a new bike. I'll continue to hurl it in drive side up (gently of course).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,534
Posted By KLiNCK

I wear them just for the suntan lines! :thumb: ...

I wear them just for the suntan lines! :thumb:

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,534
Posted By rubiksoval

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from...

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from sweat. I will never ride without gloves in the summer because there's such a risk of my hands slipping off the bars. And that's a disaster at speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,526
Posted By WhyFi

Do you dislike your bike that much? :twitchy: ...

Do you dislike your bike that much? :twitchy:

In all seriousness, a typical trainer is the last place that I'd practice sprinting; I personally won't go beyond a seated sprint on the trainer....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,712
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Here are a couple tips, I hope any of them winds...

Here are a couple tips, I hope any of them winds up being useful. 🙂

How much you should ride in each zone depends on goals, like getting faster (once a long distance or a sprint?), build up a base...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,263
Posted By WhyFi

Get some of the bar end plugs with insertion...

Get some of the bar end plugs with insertion tools, threaded and ready to go, and he's toast. :p
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,034
Posted By mstateglfr

Bought 6 mid and high level helmets to try on. Anyone use the Abus Stormchaser?

2020 and now 2021 is the year(s) of the helmet for me. I hate helmet buying- oval helmets make me think my head is round and round helmets make me think me head is oval. I want good ventilation, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By Koyote

"Shrinkage! There was shrinkage!"

"Shrinkage! There was shrinkage!"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By burnthesheep

A Garmin/Wahoo combo mount is so common they...

A Garmin/Wahoo combo mount is so common they could just put one of those on the strapping where the tightening buckle kind of is. Then just rotate onto that whatever you please.

Or they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By MoAlpha

Cool, but my little sneakers already light up...

Cool, but my little sneakers already light up when I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,373
Posted By Koyote

It's the internet. People post their opinions,...

It's the internet. People post their opinions, guesses, and suppositions, and present them all as facts. Googling them first would take too much time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,010
Posted By cybirr

GCN had a similar opinion piece with short sound...

GCN had a similar opinion piece with short sound bites from a number of pros. One observation did stand out regarding disc versus rim. In the fast peloton, if everyone is using the same brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By Iride01

Wireless just seems like more batteries I'll have...

Wireless just seems like more batteries I'll have to keep up with. So instead of knowing the state of my one Di2 battery, I'll now have to hope at least three batteries have enough juice for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,684
Posted By robbyville

Seems like you have a lot of options but Iíll...

Seems like you have a lot of options but Iíll just throw in my setup which like you I wanted to keep clean. This was my old garmin and Bontrager light. Has since been replaced with a newer Bontrager...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 230,378
Posted By gofastdontcrash

I know the drive side is not facing outward, and...

I know the drive side is not facing outward, and the chain isn't in the largest ring... but that's what you get with a strider. We'll see how well this thing holds up against my son. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,922
Posted By WhyFi

Lol. No.

Lol.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By JohnDThompson

Being able to hold a steady line while...

Being able to hold a steady line while drafting/reaching for a water bottle/jamming out of the saddle/checking behind/etc.
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