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Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tomm Willians

Let me begin this by stating I have T2 Diabetes...

Let me begin this by stating I have T2 Diabetes but Iíve struggled with this same thing for the past two years. During that time Iíve completed numerous centuries (and farther) and have finally found...
11-10-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,915
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iíll add a +1 on searching CL. Iím currently...

Iíll add a +1 on searching CL. Iím currently selling my 2011 full carbon Orbea Terra Cyclocross bike on Sacramento CL for $750 which includes wheelsets for road or gravel, a mixture of 105 (crank)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By Tomm Willians

I too suffer from numerous back and neck issues...

I too suffer from numerous back and neck issues and need to ride a bit more upright. What can be done to virtually any bike is the addition of high angle MTB stems and riser bars. Itís pretty much...
11-08-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tomm Willians

I donít think thatís what he meant 🤣🤣

I donít think thatís what he meant 🤣🤣
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By Tomm Willians

New Road/Endurance bike day !

Brought home my new Road/Endurance bike to replace my faithful 2011 Orbea Terra. After many happy miles, I simply needed a bike with disc brakes as the rim brakes just didnít cut it anymore.
I...
11-06-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tomm Willians

In a situation of an aggressive dog threatening...

In a situation of an aggressive dog threatening harm Iím not one bit concerned with that.
11-06-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,993
Posted By Tomm Willians

A bit of a pain to carry but hornet/wasp spray...

A bit of a pain to carry but hornet/wasp spray will temporarily blind the dog, can fire a fair distance and should cure the behavior. As stated, a call to LE is truly the best first choice but my...
10-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Tomm Willians

Did not expect this !

Did a nice ride in the foothills of my area yesterday with a 32 mile route that climbs 2800í over its course. I was taking a break at one point and met this young man on a unicycle doing the same...
10-22-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Tomm Willians

I think Race Face Chesterís might work for you.

I think Race Face Chesterís might work for you.
10-18-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cross discipline trainingÖÖ benefits?

I consider myself primarily a road cyclist and prefer endurance/distance riding when I can. Due to the traffic conditions where I live, I have to drive a bit to safely do my rides.

The wife and I...
09-19-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,385
Posted By Tomm Willians

And the previous question concerning your gearing...

And the previous question concerning your gearing warrants repeating. If your cassette is only 23-25 tooth with say a 52 chainring you are already working too hard. Not knowing what type of groupset...
09-15-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By Tomm Willians

I thought the question was in regards to riding...

I thought the question was in regards to riding with unpleasant people.
08-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Tomm Willians

SorryÖ. Bolt V2 like yours.

SorryÖ. Bolt V2 like yours.
08-22-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tomm Willians

Laughing at myself over this

Iím currently focused on training to at least attempt my first double century this October in Clovis. Iíve completed 8-9? Centuries in the past two years and feel ready to try something a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tomm Willians

This forum is the very finest example that...

This forum is the very finest example that ANYTHING can be argued 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
08-14-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,956
Posted By Tomm Willians

This is my Ď88 Paramount I had repainted in Team...

This is my Ď88 Paramount I had repainted in Team Schwinn Wheaties colors....
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By Tomm Willians

We did our first Eroica this year on our Ramatoís...

We did our first Eroica this year on our Ramatoís and donít take the time to ride them often, this would be a great opportunity.
06-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,746
Posted By Tomm Willians

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at...

RookiesÖÖ I died once and my mom just yelled at me to walk it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,476
Posted By Tomm Willians

Generally speaking, as you look at the various...

Generally speaking, as you look at the various groupsets they become lighter and shift better as they become more expensive. Whether the additional costs say between 105 and DuraAce are worth it (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By Tomm Willians

If youíre happy with your current bike (except...

If youíre happy with your current bike (except position) perhaps use a riser stem?
06-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,496
Posted By Tomm Willians

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will...

Purchase a high mileage BMW and bike parts will seem like theyíre free.
05-02-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-02-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I own a pair of Ramatoís that should...

My wife and I own a pair of Ramatoís that should help identify. Iíll take some pics when I get home of the same locations on the bike and you can compare.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tomm Willians

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I...

If Iím seeing what I think youíre referring to I believe those might be associated with the cable routing ?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy Oí Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !...
04-28-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,891
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím pretty sure this isnít exactly on topic...

Iím pretty sure this isnít exactly on topic butÖÖ.the wife and I found this in San Luis Obispo and intend to buy it before the ride on Sunday ! Since that means we will have two cars, I guess it...
04-27-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By Tomm Willians

DangÖÖ that photo may have well made my decision😳...

DangÖÖ that photo may have well made my decision😳 I might have the wife pick me up and drive me past all of that and then start again.
04-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,891
Posted By Tomm Willians

We are doing the short ride as well. Itís our...

We are doing the short ride as well. Itís our first Eroica and we didnít want to do an extended ride on our Wiliers. It should be a great day !
04-21-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,891
Posted By Tomm Willians

It will be a first for the wife and I and our...

It will be a first for the wife and I and our Wilier Ramatoís ...
03-17-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 826
Posted By Tomm Willians

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With three in the bed and our Kuat we can take lots of friends riding.
03-16-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,177
Posted By Tomm Willians

Ride with a group and then yell your ideas out as...

Ride with a group and then yell your ideas out as they come to you. If the group is large enough, someone should remember what you said and thereís the side benefit of being with friends. Or take...
03-01-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By Tomm Willians

It should be a pretty good fit for her. Sheís...

It should be a pretty good fit for her. Sheís about 5í-5Ē and Iím only 5í-7Ē, itís a 54cm so should work and yes she has expressed wanting a new bike for some time. She called last night after...
02-28-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By Tomm Willians

Appreciating your friends

My wife and I are blessed to be involved with a group of incredible people who all enjoy riding. The ďleaderĒ is a wonderful lady who is also one hell of a strong rider and destroys me on hills...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,317
Posted By Tomm Willians

Planning my first (only?) Super Ride

Iíve been wanting to do a long distance ride for some time and it looks like Iím going to launch in late April. It will first and foremost be a 24hr solo ride supported by the wife with a secondary...
01-25-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Tomm Willians

$700

$700
01-25-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Team Schwinn Wheaties reproduction done!

Sourced this 88 Waterford Paramount about a year ago to do this and today itís complete! Painted by D and D Cycles in San Lorenzo, California and assembly by Tour Of Nevada City bike shop in Nevada...
01-24-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By Tomm Willians

My weather app lied 🤣🤣🤣

Did a wonderful 55 mile loop with the wife today not far out of Reno. My weather app said there would be a high of 51, didnít even get to the mid 40ís and then only briefly.
No matter, a day cycling...
01-22-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,498
Posted By Tomm Willians

Found a nice Abus on eBay and ordered it.

Found a nice Abus on eBay and ordered it.
01-21-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,498
Posted By Tomm Willians

Being allergic to their sting isnít a position...

Being allergic to their sting isnít a position where I have the luxury of not worrying about it.
01-03-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,413
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣 yes I suppose she does ! I have a 4 door...

🤣🤣🤣 yes I suppose she does ! I have a 4 door truck with a very roomy back seat area so sheís going to stretch out in a sleeping bag and snooze. She will be very close to 24hr gas stations and such...
01-03-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,413
Posted By Tomm Willians

Iím going solo on this on a 25 mile loop with the...

Iím going solo on this on a 25 mile loop with the wife parked at a designated location with supplies. Iíve found a route I believe will be near ideal.
01-03-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,413
Posted By Tomm Willians

No I have type 2 and I already talk to my Dr...

No I have type 2 and I already talk to my Dr about this, Iím seeking additional input that may prove useful. As previously mentioned, Iím already doing centuries so clearly Iím not clueless how this...
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By Tomm Willians

A pair of Mapeiís ?

My wife and I have decided to part with our Mapeiís as we simply donít ride them. We both have other bikes we prefer and itís a shame to see them being ignored. Hers is around Ď97-98í 53cm with the...
01-02-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,413
Posted By Tomm Willians

Riding deliberately underpowered?

I just finished a short ride 25(?) as Iím not feeling quite myself and it was of course a little tougher as expected. I normally consume a GU every 12-15 miles but decided to just drink water and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,070
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife and I enjoy this matched pair of Ď71...

My wife and I enjoy this matched pair of Ď71 Varsityís immensely!!! We both have Colnagoís, Wilierís, Pinarello,etcÖ. But get a kick out of riding these on occasion.
These great old bikes still run...
12-18-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Tomm Willians

Hereís the wife and my Ramatoís, hers is in such...

Hereís the wife and my Ramatoís, hers is in such incredible condition it looks virtually new....
12-05-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Tomm Willians

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12-05-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,898
Posted By Tomm Willians

We enjoy our Santana Sovereign but came up with...

We enjoy our Santana Sovereign but came up with our own way of getting started. Both of us have our left foot on the pedal (flat pedals) and push off with our right foot 3x counting aloud and then...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,768
Posted By Tomm Willians

WowÖ.. lots of good info and opinions here, thank...

WowÖ.. lots of good info and opinions here, thank you ! The one aspect of this endeavor that Iím not too rattled by is staying awake for 24hrs. Not saying it will be easy but it doesnít scare me....
Replies: 28
Views: 3,768
Posted By Tomm Willians

I happen to know of a very similar route in the...

I happen to know of a very similar route in the California Wine area that is virtually flat, 30 mile loop with a convenient place to park my truck for stops and resupply. Iíve done three centuries...
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