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01-30-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 96
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Posted By genejockey

The thing about this route is that there are no...

The thing about this route is that there are no stop lights, and only about 9 stop signs and those rarely have cars stacked up. I was riding at the same time of day, after the winter rains ended but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By genejockey

I got into cycling as an indirect result of us...

I got into cycling as an indirect result of us having kids. When The Older Boy was about 3 or 4, I was at a park playing chase with him, and found myself getting winded. "Cripes! I'm only 38!" I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By Koyote

Yeah. The problem is that, once you have a kid...

Yeah. The problem is that, once you have a kid with someone, you can never really be completely divorced. The person will always be present in some form or another. But I've gotten used to the smell...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By Koyote

I got there via a different route, but also have...

I got there via a different route, but also have a second marriage. Been with her a long time, now, so it's solid. Best part: she's much younger, prettier, smarter, and more accomplished and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By seypat

One other thing to remember. You can't force...

One other thing to remember. You can't force anything on them. Expose them to lots of different things and see what takes. Their lives won't go exactly as you have them planned. Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By Chuck Naill

I do agree but am sad it led to a divorce. ...

I do agree but am sad it led to a divorce.

I am divorced now, but when the little ones were actually little, I integrated them into my outdoor passions. We camped, hiked, paddled whitewater, rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By Koyote

This post shows so much insight and reflection,...

This post shows so much insight and reflection, Eric. Without directly telling anyone what to do, you've offered a lot of great advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 577
Posted By Mojo31

Better than Princess. :innocent: Btw, white...

Better than Princess. :innocent:

Btw, white can be a hot color if done right.

Really smokin hot white -
...
01-30-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By msu2001la

Same. Segments are great for this and I like how...

Same. Segments are great for this and I like how Strava makes it easy to see performance over time on them. I also find the "matched rides" feature to be similarly useful, where it compares total...
01-30-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By mschwett

i find they’re way more useful than comparing...

i find they’re way more useful than comparing overall rides. too many variables there, including traffic, road conditions, effort level, differential effects of wind etc.

for any of my favorite...
01-30-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,359
Posted By Maelochs

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and...

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and V-brakes. Now I have 24 speeds and hydro discs ..... yes, both were Triples .... will I get arrested by the trend police for not having 1X?

NO...
01-30-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Red is faster. Otherwise, at the top, very few...

Red is faster. Otherwise, at the top, very few marginal gains to be had, UCI limits control size and weight minimums. Winners win because of racing skill and leveraging a talented team -- hardware...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By Mojo31

The only lanes I'd want to be in if I were in...

The only lanes I'd want to be in if I were in Wyoming right now would be the southbound lanes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By rjones28

My old bike isn't quite 10 years old -- just 9....

My old bike isn't quite 10 years old -- just 9. Seen here in it's original configuration. Spring of 2014.
...
01-30-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

"I can't believe it's Capitalism!!" Posted on...

"I can't believe it's Capitalism!!"
Posted on Twitter for iPhone

(*sips Starbucks*)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By mschwett

i’ve been riding the SW aethos for around a year...

i’ve been riding the SW aethos for around a year and 6k miles. i wanted one for quite a while but wasn’t really sold on the s-works version until 12 speed dura ace came out, at which point i thought...
01-30-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,561
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I really liked American Flyers when it came out...

I really liked American Flyers when it came out even though I didn't really ride bikes that much back then. Who can forget Rae Dawn Chong's 10 second wheel change, during the 1st stage of the race?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By big john

Longer club ride was over 80 miles with a bunch...

Longer club ride was over 80 miles with a bunch of climbs. I didn't want to do the whole thing so I drove part way into the route to meet a like-minded friend. Another friend would be waiting further...
01-28-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By SoSmellyAir

During school drop off and pickup times, I avoid...

During school drop off and pickup times, I avoid any road with an entrance into and/or an exit from a school and do my best not to be in the vicinity of a school at all.
01-27-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha, post of the thread right here.

Haha, post of the thread right here.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By genejockey

Confidence in your equipment is such an important...

Confidence in your equipment is such an important thing. Even things like getting a couple flats weeks before can dampen my enthusiasm, because it's always in the back of your mind. I feel...
01-27-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 228,210
Posted By jonathanf2

I climbed the Hollywood Sign yesterday. I...

I climbed the Hollywood Sign yesterday. I challenged myself and climbed it with my 1x 44t - 11-32t gearing. It was a bit more difficult than using my 2x 50:34t, but it was still manageable. I just...
01-27-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By njkayaker

Valid question... ... fails to answer it...

Valid question...


... fails to answer it (or provide any insight into why people would pay for Strava monthly).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By datlas

For those that don’t follow my Strava feed, here...

For those that don’t follow my Strava feed, here are pics of my two favorite sculptures from todays ride.

I can guess which one Velo Vol likes better.

...
01-27-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By msu2001la

Agree 100%. I mostly use Strava on a personal...

Agree 100%. I mostly use Strava on a personal level to keep track of what my riding buddies are up to when we aren't riding together. Also it's fun to follow a few pros during big stage races to...
01-27-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Koyote

I just paid six bucks for a latte. I didn't even...

I just paid six bucks for a latte. I didn't even know how much I was paying for Strava until I read this thread -- and I still don't care how much it costs.
01-27-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Koyote

That concept is price elasticity of demand, and...

That concept is price elasticity of demand, and it's taught in college level economics because it is key to understanding how firms can maximize revenue; and if the marginal cost (cost per additional...
01-27-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By msu2001la

Costco has built a successful business empire...

Costco has built a successful business empire around this idea, so the answer to your question is "yes", lots of people buy groceries and other items in bulk to save money.
Strava isn't the same as...
01-27-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By mstateglfr

Strava shows me others who rode that day/year and...

Strava shows me others who rode that day/year and how they did. It shows me people who I know or know of and routes they are riding. Its a social connection.
I have hooked onto a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

It's gotta be more rewarding if you love your...

It's gotta be more rewarding if you love your gear.

That reminds me of one thing I miss about Portland, plenty of cute girls there that like steel bikes too.
...
01-26-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By Koyote

Looks like the annual subscription is increasing...

Looks like the annual subscription is increasing to $79.99 per year, which is $6.66 per month. Why would anyone be paying on a monthly basis?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By genejockey

I still stare at and admire bikes I've had for...

I still stare at and admire bikes I've had for >25 years. Is it the SOLE thing that motivates me? No. But on any given Saturday, I find myself thinking about the bike I'm going to ride, going down...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By bampilot06

I brought my bikes in the house, just so I could...

I brought my bikes in the house, just so I could look at them while doing the dishes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By big john

I'm not a musician but I can see the art in a...

I'm not a musician but I can see the art in a hand crafted guitar or violin. Or a nice bike. Even a custom car can be art.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By Bah Humbug

I can't imagine doing anything as a hobby if I...

I can't imagine doing anything as a hobby if I feel zero connection to any of the equipment. Cars, bikes, cameras, kitchen knifes, anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By rjones28

^^ doesn't get it. Mileage-based...

^^ doesn't get it.



Mileage-based service intervals come up quickly, when you drive a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By big john

Passion is where one finds it.

Passion is where one finds it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By big john

I hope she's ok, sounds scary. I got sprayed...

I hope she's ok, sounds scary.

I got sprayed with buckshot once when rabbit hunting years ago. I was far enough away that it just stung and didn't break the skin. I was not amused.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By rjones28

Seated next to this non-utilitarian object, while...

Seated next to this non-utilitarian object, while the mechanics diagnose a misfire on the SportWagen.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By seedsbelize2

A cold, windy ride in the books. Yesterday's ride...

A cold, windy ride in the books. Yesterday's ride was hot and windy. I heard the cold front blow in last night.
01-26-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,901
Posted By livedarklions

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my...

"I enjoy it" is reason enough for any of it in my book, but that works both ways. I argue with the people who tell people they shouldn't want the expensive bikes, parts and kit even though I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By Mojo31

That code for, "His friend/big brother/little...

That code for, "His friend/big brother/little brother/sister shot him."

A bb gun would not normally do that. Only really old guns and certain types of long guns carry the possibility of discharge...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By genejockey

That's the best way to choose a bike, new or...

That's the best way to choose a bike, new or vintage. If a bike doesn't speak to you, will you even ride it?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By genejockey

It sounds like the sort of story you tell your...

It sounds like the sort of story you tell your Mom after you do something stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I was thinking it jammed on him and he looked...

I was thinking it jammed on him and he looked into the barrel, squeezed the trigger and blammo

but yeah I have fond memories of BBs ricocheting off wood panel walls of small bedrooms :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By genejockey

I imagine many of us who had bb guns BITD...

I imagine many of us who had bb guns BITD experienced getting hit in the face with a bb from shooting at something too close and too hard.
01-26-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,901
Posted By RChung

Been there, done that. It used to be common for...

Been there, done that. It used to be common for pro riders to post their power data both from races and from training but it's less so today. Fortunately, I have some data files from some pro riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I wonder if he'll be able to enjoy that movie at...

I wonder if he'll be able to enjoy that movie at all after this incident
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By genejockey

And some are absolutely bonkers but boring...

And some are absolutely bonkers but boring because they are going back over well-trodden ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,826
Views: 49,063
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Many threads are boring. Some are just...

Many threads are boring. Some are just absolutely bonkers.
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