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08-27-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,490
Posted By wolfchild

I don't have any performance goals and I don't...

I don't have any performance goals and I don't follow any structured training....I ride because I enjoy riding. Health benefits and cardiovascular fitness in just a side-effect of cycling. Cycling is...
08-13-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,626
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Most bicyclists around the world have always...

Most bicyclists around the world have always known that; many "enthusiasts" and other niche riders are coming to the realization that they do not need to try and emulate professional road racers in...
08-06-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By tkamd73

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat...

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat bottom tennis shoes, never an issue. Platform pedals with the pins work quite well too.
Tim
08-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By wolfchild

Get some MTB platform pedals with pins in them...

Get some MTB platform pedals with pins in them and a pair of shoes with grippy soles.
07-30-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,842
Posted By rsbob

Just love the name calling. If you don’t like...

Just love the name calling. If you don’t like someone’s post, don’t read it and move on.
07-28-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,352
Posted By rydabent

I have ridden bikes for over 70 years now. I...

I have ridden bikes for over 70 years now. I have never "trained" for anything. I simply ride bikes or trikes for exercise and fun. Or back when I was young, to get to school.
07-28-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,352
Posted By Random11

As a cycling enthusiast, I was interested in...

As a cycling enthusiast, I was interested in discussing some of my thoughts on the motivation to ride with other cycling enthusiasts. Can you suggest a website or discussion group where that might be...
07-25-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,352
Posted By Random11

I'm Not Training; I'm Exercising

Every morning I ride 15-20 miles over rolling hills. I rarely miss a day. I enjoy riding, but one motivator is that I think it's good for my health. I get occasional advice (and see it here) on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,103
Posted By Calsun

Bike parts do not wear out for the most part and...

Bike parts do not wear out for the most part and so Shimano needs a new gimmick to increase sales (normally). My first electronic addition to a bike was a Cateye computer that provided speed and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,026
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a similar situation, except my...

I have a similar situation, except my gravel/all-road bike is steel, and when I have it loaded up with tools, water bottles, etc, it is pushing 24 lbs. Every time I think about buying an Emonda or...
04-05-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,360
Posted By downtube42

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When...

I'm neither an early adopter nor a Luddite. When things become affordable and are proven by time, I'll jump on.
12-28-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,458
Posted By davethelefty

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was...

Thanks for the wise council. Turns out this was at the start of the pandemic and NONE of the LBSs had road bikes in the price range I was targeting. Not Trek, not Specialized, not Giant. So it was...
08-05-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,142
Posted By tkamd73

To each there own, some people need to work, be...

To each there own, some people need to work, be it for financial or personal well being. My only hard goal for retirement was, to never work again, so far so good.
Tim
06-25-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,967
Posted By wolfchild

I use platform pedals...Not too much wear on...

I use platform pedals...Not too much wear on brakes, I typically only stop 2-3 times on a 3-4 hour recreational ride...Commuting in the city involves a lot more stopping than a recreational ride out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,625
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't...

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't need trimming when properly set-up.

IMHO, electronic shifting is something the industry invented to keep selling bikes when it ran out of ideas. I...
10-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,601
Posted By tomato coupe

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have...

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have fun.
11-14-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By bruce19

And, imagine Iran sending their forces to a base...

And, imagine Iran sending their forces to a base in Canada or Mexico and then launching drones and sending forces into upstate NY or AZ because they want our natural resources or they want to support...
09-26-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,734
Posted By Digger Goreman

Being the "devil's advocate" (pun fully...

Being the "devil's advocate" (pun fully intended), our community would have hung the driver in effigy had he been driving distracted.... In all honesty, you owe dinner and your life to a truck...
09-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,579
Posted By Hiro11

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF...

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF thread that has disintegrated into useless, passive aggressive name calling, internet tough guys, deliberate inability to try to understand what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,553
Posted By Cyclist0108

Thanks. I've probably bought more that 12...

Thanks.

I've probably bought more that 12 Treks since my first one in 1992 (a 520 touring bike that was rock-solid throughout its entire life -- I finally gave it away to one of my grad students),...
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