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01-13-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,869
Posted By cyccommute

I know Mac Liman and she isn’t not a “ shallow,...

I know Mac Liman and she isn’t not a “ shallow, stoopid, self empower[ed]” person. She has spent her life working at nonprofits serving marginalized communities. The co-op she works at is as bare...
01-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,366
Posted By Hypno Toad

I haven't found winds conditions that will make...

I haven't found winds conditions that will make me bail on a ride ... but I'll reroute to avoid busy roads. I'll also find a Strava segment or two to get some PRs or hopefully a KOM :D
...
01-05-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,366
Posted By Inusuit

Sorta depends on weather and location. If it's...

Sorta depends on weather and location. If it's sunny and I can ride on MUPs in town, I can tolerate 12-15. On the open prairie around my house, I'm reluctant to go out if it hits double digits. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,086
Posted By Chandne

I suspect your pedals are big blocky pedals. ...

I suspect your pedals are big blocky pedals. Could you post a picture of one? If that is the case, you will need to get thinner and narrower pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,086
Posted By CliffordK

The Tioga MT Zero is also a super thin pedal. ...

The Tioga MT Zero is also a super thin pedal. Perhaps not a huge difference, but it might help just a bit. But, it will also push your feet out a bit further.
...
01-03-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By asgelle

People know a lot about this and they know such a...

People know a lot about this and they know such a table can't exist, or at least exist accurately. For long efforts, the anaerobic contribution to average power will be negligible, but as the...
01-03-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,658
Posted By mstateglfr

If I am going to ride 40+ miles, then I will have...

If I am going to ride 40+ miles, then I will have something around mile 15 or so.
If I am going to ride 25 miles, then I will have something after the ride, if needed.
01-02-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,658
Posted By growlerdinky

Try using time as your measure rather that...

Try using time as your measure rather that distance when fueling. I fuel every 45 minutes. The reason for this is that, as you know, some miles are much tougher than others. Time doesn't care how...
01-02-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,658
Posted By BlazingPedals

Unless you have a special condition, you...

Unless you have a special condition, you shouldn't need to supplement on a 25-mile ride. OTOH, if you are doing longer distances, such as 60-100 miles, then start trickling carbs before the 25-mile...
12-17-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,689
Posted By chaadster

Y’all may be interested to know the Bicycle Film...

Y’all may be interested to know the Bicycle Film Festival New York starts tomorrow and all filma can be streamed online:
...
12-17-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,689
Posted By Shortwave

RAD! RAD is my favorite all time bike...

RAD!

RAD is my favorite all time bike movie. Yes, it’s BMX, but man that movie has so much nostalgia for me.

“Get ready to break the ICE!”
12-17-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,689
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

That's ME in the blue helmet just over Matteo...

That's ME in the blue helmet just over Matteo Simoni's left shoulder! I was one of the "cyclist extras", Team Lascale #22, got to ride just behind the two main teams (Austrange and Settosa). Was such...
12-16-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,689
Posted By ManekiNico

OMG, I thought I was the only one that knew about...

OMG, I thought I was the only one that knew about “2 secondes”! Sometimes I think it was just a fever dream.

Another Canadian cycling film, though much less cheery, is “Downfall of a Champion...
12-16-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By livedarklions

I'm no math wiz, but it sure sounds like it...

I'm no math wiz, but it sure sounds like it spiked in 2020 and went back down in 2021. Are they expecting a holiday rush?
12-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,426
Posted By Maelochs

You can stretch a small frame with a long seat...

You can stretch a small frame with a long seat post, setback, a longer stem, longer reach bars .... you can make a frame smaller with a saw and glue.

You choose.
12-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,426
Posted By chaadster

If you’re between sizes, always go smaller. No...

If you’re between sizes, always go smaller. No question…but I guess that’s not the question.

To the question, generally speaking, 5’9” sure sounds like a Medium size frame.
12-15-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,426
Posted By shelbyfv

What does the mfg suggest for the bike you are...

What does the mfg suggest for the bike you are looking at? I think most would recommend a Medium or 54cm for 5'9". That's assuming normal proportions.
12-13-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DiabloScott

You picked kind of an odd place to advertise.

You picked kind of an odd place to advertise.
12-13-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,487
Posted By Troul

had one experience during a ride that the expired...

had one experience during a ride that the expired DL wasn't "proper" to buy something that required showing proof of age. Not sure how that would work out with future encounters, so I just bring...
12-09-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,851
Posted By Sy Reene

There are always differing philosophies on this...

There are always differing philosophies on this subject


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12-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By SpedFast

Shoot, the main reason I wear my helmet whenever...

Shoot, the main reason I wear my helmet whenever I ride is because it's got the mirror mounted on it. I have an innate need to know what is going on around me at all times.
I'm afraid if the mirror...
12-07-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,726
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Another reason for carbon fiber handlebar.

Another reason for carbon fiber handlebar.
12-07-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By canuckjgc

Definitely and it helps a lot if you can find...

Definitely and it helps a lot if you can find some big enough to get over your boots. Best option I found were just the peel and stick toe warmers.
Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,560
Posted By genec

I just picked up a few of these... looking...

I just picked up a few of these... looking forward to sharing with some friends soon... I hear it is pretty good. But then I like a good smoked porter. Lot's of folks are turned off by the smoke...
12-07-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,642
Posted By livedarklions

What are you riding now? Is it possible it...

What are you riding now?

Is it possible it just sucks for Zwift? I've fallen out of love with bikes, but not so completely after putting in that many miles on it. I'm curious how you go from...
Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By njkayaker

Local shops won't do much for large bicycle clubs...

Local shops won't do much for large bicycle clubs (outside of sometimes providing a discount).

I suspect they'd have even less interest in being involved with geocaching.

The advertising aspect...
Forum: Foo
12-07-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By NikolasFarrel

One option is to partner with bike shops. For...

One option is to partner with bike shops. For example, as an element of gamification, you can lay out a route where a cyclist can find pieces of code for a repository where there will be parts for...
Forum: Foo
12-06-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,560
Posted By superdex

Holidale. that's a gooder. Since you're...

Holidale. that's a gooder.

Since you're "super" local, make your way to Blue Spruce Brewery on County Line and Colorado (easy diversion from the C470 trail at Colorado). They have a Belgian that...
12-06-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By shelbyfv

You shouldn't second guess Trek unless you have...

You shouldn't second guess Trek unless you have some actual knowledge to the contrary. Use the bike as an incentive. It's going to be hard to lose weight this time of year. Having the bike to look...
12-06-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By livedarklions

Sorry, I forgot to make it clear I was quoting...

Sorry, I forgot to make it clear I was quoting the article I linked. I have no idea how it works.
12-06-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,310
Posted By caloso

You mentioned a 3/4 mile hill on your route. ...

You mentioned a 3/4 mile hill on your route. That could be a useful progress test. Once a week or so, get warmed up and then hit the hill hard. Note your time and try to beat it the next week. ...
12-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,310
Posted By pepperbelly

I’m the same way. At about 1 mile I think I may...

I’m the same way. At about 1 mile I think I may cut it short but I warm up quickly after that and keep going.
I only spent 20 years in public works, but I didn’t start until I was over 40. After I...
12-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,310
Posted By CACycling

I started riding at 265ish and am at 205 now. I...

I started riding at 265ish and am at 205 now. I took a break for a while (life got in the way) but am getting back into it. I retired after 39 years in public works. Knees get a lot better with...
12-05-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By ctak

Pic or it didn't happen :twitchy:

Pic or it didn't happen :twitchy:
Forum: Northeast
12-05-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By indyfabz

I rode from North Beach in town to the part where...

I rode from North Beach in town to the part where the bridge was removed long ago. It was a September weekday so the free shuttle was not running. This was this year. And yes, it’s called the Island...
12-02-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,181
Posted By tomato coupe

Maybe, if you're riding at >100 mph.

Maybe, if you're riding at >100 mph.
12-02-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,289
Posted By Iride01

To take exception to them driving with no hands...

To take exception to them driving with no hands in a vehicle made for no hands driving seems to ignore the reality that many a teen, young adult and maybe even older adult has done similar in...
12-02-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,289
Posted By livedarklions

Uh, it's showing it has automated crash...

Uh, it's showing it has automated crash avoidance. This is a good thing for cyclists. Something is really the matter with you.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,182
Posted By jbandt

I've done both and prefer a backpack. I'm in a...

I've done both and prefer a backpack. I'm in a hot region and still prefer a backpack. Bike feels more responsive and agile to me. Makes the ride more enjoyable even if I'm sweating a ton.😄😄
12-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,310
Posted By downtube42

There are various strategies when starting from...

There are various strategies when starting from zero, and most of them can work. As in all "from zero to" athletic endeavors, ensuring your cardiovascular system is up to the task is advisable.
...
12-01-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,310
Posted By sloppy12

MPH is really a bad metric. it cant really...

MPH is really a bad metric. it cant really explain elevation,traffic, weather or terrain... If you live on the side of the mountain and a 5 mile ride has 2000' of elevation and you average 12MPH...
12-01-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By scottfsmith

The app version might be premium-only but the web...

The app version might be premium-only but the web version is still free: https://www.strava.com/heatmap
12-01-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By AndrewJB

Clicking thru indicates they are basing that on a...

Clicking thru indicates they are basing that on a 12oz beer, 5% alc., @153 calories...so yes, in this case, some "weak sauce" :)
12-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By scottfsmith

To be clear there are three ways to use Strava: ...

To be clear there are three ways to use Strava:

One is the global heat map, it is awesome and I use it all the time. It is now on the phone app under maps so I use it even more.

Second is when...
11-30-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,639
Posted By TomM

And the fan needs to be behind the the bike. No...

And the fan needs to be behind the the bike. No need to pedal into the wind.
11-30-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By downtube42

Everyone has their own sensitivity to traffic,...

Everyone has their own sensitivity to traffic, road surface, terrain, remoteness, willingness to travel to the start, point-to-point vs loop, etc. So it's hard.

Strava global heatmap tells you...
11-30-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By WhyFi

Oof - I hate to break it to ya, but those are 4...

Oof - I hate to break it to ya, but those are 4 lousy beers if you're only talkin' ~600 calories. :thumb:
11-30-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Strava heatmap - google it. Then plan your routes...

Strava heatmap - google it. Then plan your routes with RideWithGPS. You can use the Satellite view to see what the road looks like. You could drive your route first if you wanted to, or just ride it....
11-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By shelbyfv

Strava and RWGPS

Strava and RWGPS
11-30-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,639
Posted By Kapusta

Nope. It ain’t all bad at all. ...

Nope. It ain’t all bad at all.
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