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Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By Eric F

As I said, the bike wasn't the only factor in the...

As I said, the bike wasn't the only factor in the divorce. The story is like a country song...My ex-wife married my ex-friend, and are living in my ex-house with my ex-dog. All I got was a pickup...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 577
Posted By Eric F

Personal preference plays a big part here - I...

Personal preference plays a big part here - I would pick white over orange. Maybe part of it is because it's a Pinarello. The legacy of Big Mig on a white Pinarello can't be ignored.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By Eric F

With my first child, I didn't slow down. I was...

With my first child, I didn't slow down. I was racing regularly, and on my bike 4-5 days a week. Training rides after work Tues-Thurs, and racing or training both days on the weekends, was my typical...
01-30-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Eric F

I use Segments regularly to track my fitness...

I use Segments regularly to track my fitness progression. It's one of the most valuable parts of Strava for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 577
Posted By Eric F

Get the white one. White bikes are hot.

Get the white one. White bikes are hot.
01-30-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Eric F

For a lot of people, the social media aspect of...

For a lot of people, the social media aspect of Strava is a valuable feature. That's a much more difficult factor to transport from one platform to another.

How much is "enough", and how does...
01-30-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Gravel bike ride to Cherry Canyon -...

Saturday...Gravel bike ride to Cherry Canyon - Glendale Sports Complex - Sunshine/So. Beaudry. Stopping to make an adjustment to my bike at GSC, a group of kids from the St. Francis HS MTB team...
01-28-23, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Eric F

First ride impressions (pavement, hardpack fire...

First ride impressions (pavement, hardpack fire roads, and hardpack singletrack)Ö

They seem to roll really nicely on pavement and hardpack dirt, and arenít noticeably slower or faster than my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

That saddle probably doubles the weight of the...

That saddle probably doubles the weight of the bike.

EDIT: 7700 is still one of my favorite groupsets of all time.
01-27-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Eric F

I like Strava because of the social networking...

I like Strava because of the social networking aspect of in conjunction with the fitness component. I've reconnected with friends that I used to ride with before my 15-year break from the bike, and...
01-26-23, 11:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. This is simple economics. For me,...

Agreed. This is simple economics.

For me, the value of the app/network features is easily worth it to me. Hell, I canít remember the last time I paid less than $7 for a weekday lunch.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

Nope. You still donít get it. Oh, well. I canít...

Nope. You still donít get it. Oh, well. I canít make you feel things you canít feel.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

In the world I live in, these things are not...

In the world I live in, these things are not exclusive of each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

In the ER yesterday afternoon, a kid came in who...

In the ER yesterday afternoon, a kid came in who had shot himself in the eye with a BB gun. ďYouĎll shoot your eye out, kidĒ is not a joke.
01-26-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,901
Posted By Eric F

One thing Iíve learned from some folks of BF is...

One thing Iíve learned from some folks of BF is that there are a multitude of ways that people use a bicycle, and each of them are valid in their own way. Iíve had some of my own preconceived ideas...
01-25-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Eric F

The IRC tires mounted on my aluminum American...

The IRC tires mounted on my aluminum American Classic rims very easily - easier than the Pirellis, for sure. First one inflated with just my floor pump. Second one needed a boost from a canister, but...
01-25-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,901
Posted By Eric F

I hung up my racing wheels in 2004, and was off...

I hung up my racing wheels in 2004, and was off the bike for 15 years. Back at it for 3 years, my habit of having some sort of training intent for most of my rides still exists. I have worked at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

How you treat service people says a lot about...

How you treat service people says a lot about your character.
01-25-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,901
Posted By Eric F

Is racing the only justification for someone...

Is racing the only justification for someone trying to improve/maximize their performance?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

...but stop more often.

...but stop more often.
01-25-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Eric F

Having a low tolerance for false information and...

Having a low tolerance for false information and unjustified opinions is not the same thing, but I can see how it might seem that way to those with an agenda to push.
01-25-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Eric F

Totally off-topic... Teacher: Who is your...

Totally off-topic...

Teacher: Who is your favorite vampire?
6yo: The one on Sesame Street.
Teacher: He doesn't count.
6yo: Oh, yes, he does!
01-25-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Eric F

Accurate. However, a damaged CF frame is often...

Accurate. However, a damaged CF frame is often repairable. Sometimes steel is, too. I'm not sure about Ti. A damaged aluminum frame is on its way to becoming a 12-pack.
01-25-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By Eric F

Ridiculous, as usual. I fully expect all of my...

Ridiculous, as usual. I fully expect all of my CF bikes to outlast me. Nothing indicates they won't do exactly that.
01-25-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,901
Posted By Eric F

Finding what works best for you makes sense. I...

Finding what works best for you makes sense. I was just sharing some of my experiences with the low-rpm game. Even on the road bike, I tend to mix in some low-rpm work because I like the way my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

Only if you care about the structural integrity...

Only if you care about the structural integrity of your neck.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

Every closet is a walk-in closet, if you try hard...

Every closet is a walk-in closet, if you try hard enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

Mikaela Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race,...

Mikaela Shiffrin won her 83rd World Cup race, surpassing Lindsey Vonn's record for most wins by a woman, and is now 4 away from passing Ingemar Stenmark's all-time record of 86 wins. I really like...
01-23-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Eric F

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Itís been a long time since Iíve ridden tubular tires. Please remind me how you ďfield fixĒ a flat. I seem to recall a need to haul around a complete tire. Iím happy to not have to do that...
01-23-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By Eric F

For developing fitness, however, it's...

For developing fitness, however, it's relentlessly efficient because there are no breaks.
01-23-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By Eric F

My current peak tolerance is about 2 hours before...

My current peak tolerance is about 2 hours before I just can't take it any more, but this is without taking any breaks. Doing a century is impressive.

Tyler Pearce (aka The Vegan Cyclist) put up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

Maybe your area is different than mine. Around...

Maybe your area is different than mine. Around here, the M35+ is mostly guys who have/had a 1 or a 2 on their license, sprinkled with some ex-pros. When I was a racer-boy, and competing at the pointy...
01-23-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Eric F

Between those choices, the Giant. No doubt about...

Between those choices, the Giant. No doubt about it. I would pick the narrower of those two tires (33c limit is not going to be applicable to a local race like you're describing).

If there's any...
01-23-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Eric F

Do you ever wonder why those kinds of setups...

Do you ever wonder why those kinds of setups aren't used any more, and haven't been for a long time?
01-23-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Eric F

I was watching a GCN video this weekend showing...

I was watching a GCN video this weekend showing some of this year's current World Tour bikes debuting at the Tour Down Under. Everyone is on 25s or 28s. Ineos is using 25 front and 28 rear. More...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,825
Views: 49,063
Posted By Eric F

Have you raced Masters 35+ before? It's going to...

Have you raced Masters 35+ before? It's going to hurt. Probably a lot.
01-23-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By Eric F

You seem to be unaware that sticks these days are...

You seem to be unaware that sticks these days are manufactured from crabon fiber by Big Stick.
01-23-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By Eric F

What are you talking about? Clearly, the stick...

What are you talking about? Clearly, the stick is of higher quality than the derailleur, or it would have lost the battle. On my old MTB, the rear derailleur would break sticks everywhere it went. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
Posted By Eric F

I'm not a lightweight guy (currently 182), but I...

I'm not a lightweight guy (currently 182), but I have no concern with the performance of these wheels, in any terrain. For the bars, I generally prefer a smooth curve, but these are fine for my...
01-23-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By Eric F

It appears that prj71 will not be able to respond...

It appears that prj71 will not be able to respond for a little while.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
Posted By Eric F

I get that you're excited about your new bike,...

I get that you're excited about your new bike, and it will probably be pretty hot when it's all done. At the moment, however, it's kind of a mess. You did get your valve stems almost aligned, and...
01-23-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By Eric F

Polaris had a couple of incidents that raised...

Polaris had a couple of incidents that raised some concerns about the quality of the rear derailleur, and drew a conclusion about it. Maybe he's on to something. Maybe it was just bad luck. For...
01-23-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Eric F

I rode a bike with disc brakes this weekend. The...

I rode a bike with disc brakes this weekend. The brakes worked really well. They slowed me when I needed to go slower, and stopped me when I needed to stop. I also rode a bike with rim brakes this...
01-22-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By Eric F

Eagle does not equal electronic. AXS is SRAMís...

Eagle does not equal electronic. AXS is SRAMís designation for their electronic shifting.
01-22-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By Eric F

Interesting that XX1 isnít listed as ďproĒ, yet...

Interesting that XX1 isnít listed as ďproĒ, yet itís on the bikes of some of the best racers in the world.
01-22-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By Eric F

Easy-moderate tempo spin this afternoon. Felt...

Easy-moderate tempo spin this afternoon. Felt really good, but was a bit underdressed and a little cold the whole time....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
Posted By Eric F

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Using the left pedal to support the bike against...
01-21-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By Eric F

Fun gravel bike ride today, linking 2 loops that...

Fun gravel bike ride today, linking 2 loops that I usually do on my MTB (Brown Mtn. and Cherry Canyon). The challenge of being under-biked for a lot of sections was a blast. Also, I saw multiple...
01-21-23, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Eric F

How do you measure performance? I have...

How do you measure performance?

I have carbon wheels on my hardtail MTB. They are light, which results in faster climbing. They are compliant, which results in a soother ride. I broke a spoke in...
01-21-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Eric F

Sure you can! Go for it. Please let us know how...

Sure you can! Go for it. Please let us know how it goes for you.
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