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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 876
Posted By Tomm Willians

Could be worse ...

Could be worse
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Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Tomm Willians

How long did it take you ?

Iím still in the training stages of preparing for my first double and was giving some thought to how my distance bike has evolved. I ride a 2010(?) Orbea Terra cyclocross bike with Shimano DA 2x10,...
09-19-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Tomm Willians

I know a cyclist who became so fed up with being...

I know a cyclist who became so fed up with being chased by the same dog over and over that he tossed the dog some rat poison laced hamburger on one ride. Personally I donít have a problem with this.
09-19-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,146
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...
09-18-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Tomm Willians

Two Pugs

Two Pugs
09-18-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Tomm Willians

Top level pet trailer

There is a fundraiser triathlon I participate in annually that Iím the cyclist for the team. Itís a low-stress affair that emphasizes fun over hard competition which has me considering taking my dogs...
09-15-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
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.
09-11-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,155
Posted By Tomm Willians

What tires and pressure are you running? Paved...

What tires and pressure are you running? Paved road pressures usually donít work as well off-road.
08-27-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Tomm Willians

SorryÖ. Bolt V2 like yours.

SorryÖ. Bolt V2 like yours.
08-26-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Tomm Willians

Wahoo Element v2 charging characteristics?

I just received one of these tonight and have been working on setting it up but have one question I canít seem to find an answer for. As it appears to be limited to 15 hours run time, if I were to...
08-23-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Tomm Willians

Doing your first double century after 60?

Just to settle my curiosityÖÖ who here did your FIRST double century after 60?
08-22-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
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...
08-18-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,371
Posted By Tomm Willians

This is both somewhat unrelated but an...

This is both somewhat unrelated but an opportunity none the less. I was hiking near my home a few years ago when I came upon 5 squirrels that had somehow got their tales bonded together...
08-16-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By Tomm Willians

Bike radar units

Looking at the specs on one of the Garmin units I see it must be connected to a head unit to emit a warning beep. Are there any other radar units out there that donít require this? In other words...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,539
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well done ! 610 is moving along ! I did my...

Well done ! 610 is moving along !
I did my first at 60 and have completed 7-8? But still have not broke 7 hours.
08-14-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 40,549
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....
08-05-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Tomm Willians

If youíre asking for advice on how to handle such...

If youíre asking for advice on how to handle such problems, one answer is donít do what you did. What you accomplished by tossing his bike Iíve no clue ?
if this is a ďknownĒ area for such activity,...
Replies: 8
Views: 719
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.
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Tomm Willians

I believe my wife and I would like to join you on...

I believe my wife and I would like to join you on these rides from time to time. Sept 17 we have a triathlon but will keep tabs on this.
Also just joined the group.
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Tomm Willians

In partial answer to my own thread I put a pair...

In partial answer to my own thread I put a pair of the R series on a tandem I enjoy with the wife. Immediately noticed they are not as comfortable as the X. Not terrible but not as comfortable. I...
07-20-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Tomm Willians

Wheel/hub spin and load?

Iíve tried finding info on this subject and cannot so asking everyone here. Concerning the topic of what makes a wheel ďfastĒ, Iíve read more than once it has zero to do with how freely the wheel...
07-07-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tomm Willians

My disconnect with spin class

Iím 61 and after having completed 8 centuries in the last 18 (or so) months Iíve signed up for my first double in October. To help get ready for this I thought Iíd add a spin class to my training and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By Tomm Willians

I wish I could ride in warmer weather but Iím...

I wish I could ride in warmer weather but Iím extremely prone to heat related issues. Below freezing doesnít bother me near as much at triple digits.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tomm Willians

Amen Ive been on organized rides on sections...

Amen

Ive been on organized rides on sections that were still scary as hell with CHP presence all over.
06-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,135
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
06-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tomm Willians

Reading all of these posts is quite interesting,...

Reading all of these posts is quite interesting, lots of experience here. I guess Iíll throw in my two cents on what Iíve learned.
Iíve owned 3 bikes with mechanical Record 10 or 11, one with SRAM...
06-24-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,941
Posted By Tomm Willians

Politics asideÖ. How many days a week are you...

Politics asideÖ. How many days a week are you riding? Iím 61 and have completed numerous centuries and couldnít do that for too many consecutive days 😳😳😳😳
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,359
Posted By Tomm Willians

Concerning TPU tubes, are there brands to avoid ?...

Concerning TPU tubes, are there brands to avoid ? Iím interested in trying a set on my double century bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,420
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well unfortunately this is sort of where you go...

Well unfortunately this is sort of where you go down the rabbit holeÖÖ yes on first glance it indeed shows that the three groups offer different speeds but itís highly unlikely the difference ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,420
Posted By Tomm Willians

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-road-...

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/shimano-road-groupsets-explained/

This offers a pretty detailed description that might answer your question
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,420
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...
06-22-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct

Correct
06-22-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct

Correct
06-22-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tomm Willians

Correct on both

Correct on both
06-22-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tomm Willians

Rolling resistance ratings and tire wear

Iím curious if there are any opinions/experience here concerning how tire wear effects rolling resistance?
As my tires develop flat areas over time, I canít help but think that it must have at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 810
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?
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Tomm Willians

I weigh 180-183 (any given day) and Iíve had this...

I weigh 180-183 (any given day) and Iíve had this saddle about a year. It still has about 1/3 of the adjustment length left, perhaps a touch more. I estimate I probably have 1000 miles on it.
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Tomm Willians

Selle Anatomica R Series vs X/S

Can anyone offer any real experience with both the R and X/S Series ? My main concern is that Iím repeatedly tightening the tension bolt to keep the saddle from over sagging and Iím not sure how many...
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Tomm Willians

Is elevation training beneficial?

Iíll try to make this as brief but complete as I canÖ.. Iím a 61 year old cyclist training for my first double century. Iíve signed up for the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double in Clovis this October. Iíve...
06-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,447
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.
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Tomm Willians

What does this mean?

Iíve signed up for my first double for October and I have a question. In the course description it states a certain number of climbs being Cat 3 or 4, what does that mean ?
06-03-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Tomm Willians

Easton Velomax Orion 2 evolution?

I have a set of these laying around from another bike that Iíd never actually ridden. I decided to take a look at them and the first thing I discovered was they spin FAR better than either of the two...
05-02-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Tomm Willians

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05-02-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
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: 1,537
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
04-30-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By Tomm Willians

🤣🤣🤣 pretty unlikely 🤣🤣🤣 Fulcrum Racing...

🤣🤣🤣 pretty unlikely 🤣🤣🤣

Fulcrum Racing Zeroes with Michelin Power Trial 25cís
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By Tomm Willians

Contact Thomas at Tommy Oí Designs and Iím sure...

Contact Thomas at Tommy Oí Designs and Iím sure heíd be happy to give you the full run down. You can find him via Google or FB
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
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: 715
Views: 33,978
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...
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