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06-19-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By pennpaul

Same here. It hasn't solved everything for...

Same here.

It hasn't solved everything for me, but I put a double layer of foam garage mat under my trainer and raise up my front wheel to get the bike back to level.

I find it's not the extra...
06-14-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By pennpaul

Hustle was a good movie and I'm not even a...

Hustle was a good movie and I'm not even a basketball fan. As someone said above, it wasn't the Wall, but some streets over. I've ridden the Wall a few times. I was 25 years younger and a lot...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By pennpaul

Arkel and Topeak were very helpful. Arkel...

Arkel and Topeak were very helpful. Arkel responded that the aluminum clip just rotates into place to lock and doesn't need a special rack. My rack clip can be upgraded to their new camlocks later...
06-05-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,216
Posted By pennpaul

​​​​​​IMHO, I think this, especially the first...

​​​​​​IMHO, I think this, especially the first paragraph, is the best advice. You're riding alone but still in a group. Point out the road hazards to riders behind you and let riders ahead know a...
05-24-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By pennpaul

I suppose the answer is "it depends". I lived in...

I suppose the answer is "it depends". I lived in Jerusalem from Jan 2018 to Dec 2019 in maybe one of the most contentious cities in the world. It was a relatively peaceful time, though. In the...
05-03-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By pennpaul

I was running an 11-speed 11-32 with 46/36 in the...

I was running an 11-speed 11-32 with 46/36 in the front. I went to an 11-40 with 50/36. To make the change, I just needed the bigger cassette, a longer chain, and a Roadlink from Wolftooth.
03-27-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By pennpaul

Just did a 30min Z1/2 recovery ride. It's...

Just did a 30min Z1/2 recovery ride. It's definitely the way to go! Putting on the bib shorts was fun, and while the leg soreness is still there, it's not as intense as before. My ankle (which I...
02-28-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By pennpaul

Rouvy is also donating 1 euro to UNICEF for each...

Rouvy is also donating 1 euro to UNICEF for each rider that completes the route online.

It was great to be on the route with so many other cyclists. It's also been nice to see other riders...
02-27-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By pennpaul

The first time I tried removing the cranks, I did...

The first time I tried removing the cranks, I did leave the cap in place and thought better of it once the washer started bearing on the back side of the cap. I ended up using a puller and it...
02-27-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By pennpaul

Swimming?

I've been a Clyde for too long and want to start incorporating swimming into my exercise routine for more weight loss, but don't know how. If I go to the pool with the kids and ever just swim a...
02-17-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By pennpaul

I have not noticed that it does. If it did, I...

I have not noticed that it does. If it did, I would see that my bike computer would also be rotating away from me. That middle clip (in the YouTube) with my 2 friends in front crossing a bridge...
02-17-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By pennpaul

Nope. If you can't already tell, I am very...

Nope. If you can't already tell, I am very impressed by the GoPro's stabilization.

I use this Bar Fly out-front mount. It's compatible with a ton of head units and includes the GoPro mount...
02-16-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By pennpaul

I've only used a GoPro Hero 9. I record at 4K,...

I've only used a GoPro Hero 9. I record at 4K, 30FPS in linear mode with horizon leveling on. My stabilization is on Hypersmooth Boost. I think I will go down to 2K, though, as these 4K movies take a...
02-16-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By pennpaul

I did and I could have sworn I still heard...

I did and I could have sworn I still heard creaking so that led me down the road of dismantling the BB. I'd never done it before so at least that was a good learning experience and the BB tools...
02-13-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 883
Posted By pennpaul

I thought I had a creaky BB, too. Took it apart,...

I thought I had a creaky BB, too. Took it apart, cleaned, and regreased it. Still creaky.

Someone here suggested it could be my seat post. I removed it, cleaned my seat tube and post well, and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-30-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By pennpaul

Thank you for the extra intel. I did try to...

Thank you for the extra intel. I did try to street view it as much as I could.

209 seemed to have a fairly generous shoulder on Street View. No?

I wasn't sure about 447/191. There is a...
01-16-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By pennpaul

I had/have a similar issue with my road bike. I...

I had/have a similar issue with my road bike. I disassembled, cleaned, and regreased my BB but that wasn't it. Bunch of people here suggested to lube my seatpost inside the seat tube. Yep!

I've...
01-11-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By pennpaul

I used to seat the tire at the valve last (for...

I used to seat the tire at the valve last (for 25+ years) until I couldn't on a new rim/tire combo, googled it, and saw that seating it first would give me a little more slack. So now it's always...
01-09-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,492
Posted By pennpaul

Thanks everyone. Found the Omni 3 for a good...

Thanks everyone. Found the Omni 3 for a good price on eBay. Bought 2
12-31-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,643
Posted By pennpaul

Have a play around with this website. You'll see...

Have a play around with this website. You'll see the relationship is not as simple as you think. If you are a 75kg rider with 10kg bike, you would need to produce just 42.1W to go 16kph. Add in a...
12-17-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By pennpaul

:beer: I haven't used the Lezyne website in...

:beer:

I haven't used the Lezyne website in years, but right next to each of my rides is a Sync with Strava button! Couldn't be easier! I actually like the Lezyne dashboard the best, too. Too...
12-16-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,449
Posted By pennpaul

I think Rouvy's biggest plus and minus is that...

I think Rouvy's biggest plus and minus is that there are so many routes available, but not all of them should have been posted. There are several good Rouvy ride authors on the platform and if you...
10-24-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,754
Posted By pennpaul

I used to live in Claremont Mesa and while I...

I used to live in Claremont Mesa and while I didn't ride it all the time, one of my favorites was out and back to the Point Loma Lighthouse. I was there for a conference in Feb 2020 and rented a...
10-22-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,754
Posted By pennpaul

Unfortunately I don't have one now, but my go-to...

Unfortunately I don't have one now, but my go-to ride was in Jerusalem when we were posted there a couple years ago. I'd usually ride it a couple times a week in the morning before I started my...
10-17-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By pennpaul

Where do I send the money? Some grease on the...

Where do I send the money? Some grease on the seatpost fixed it.

Thanks
Paul
09-04-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,417
Posted By pennpaul

Almost 20 years ago a couple years after we got...

Almost 20 years ago a couple years after we got married, we visited Maui. I convinced my wife to ride down Haleakala at sunrise. The van ride up was cramped and the bikes they gave us were pretty...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-13-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 617,534
Posted By pennpaul

Yep, I only moved down here last October a week...

Yep, I only moved down here last October a week after I finished my C&O ride. Got back, washed down the bike, and boxed it up the next day for the move. I actually like the dusty bike look, though....
05-30-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By pennpaul

Well, I had nothing else going on this afternoon...

Well, I had nothing else going on this afternoon so I tried the Sora and I did need the new chain. Big-big just barely and small-small has enough tension. Now I've got to tweak the shifting. But...
05-12-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,181
Posted By pennpaul

And how! I got a Kickr Core a little over a...

And how!

I got a Kickr Core a little over a month ago. Climbing on it definitely feels a lot more realistic. It's not exactly the same as the road, but better than the dumb trainer. I use Rouvy...
05-03-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,789
Posted By pennpaul

Go to eBay and search for "Sunrace 9 speed...

Go to eBay and search for "Sunrace 9 speed cassette". Plenty of sellers. If you get the Core, it comes with a spacer that you slip onto the hub before sliding on the cassette to allow your lockring...
02-22-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,048
Posted By pennpaul

I tried a time trial on Rouvy for the first time...

I tried a time trial on Rouvy for the first time tonight. The interface isn't that intuitive but I also watched no How-tos. The route, though, was interesting and it felt more "real" than Zwift. I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-11-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,433
Posted By pennpaul

I completed the C&O and W&OD today. I started...

I completed the C&O and W&OD today. I started from our apartment in Arlington to the Key Bridge, up the C&O to Whites Ferry ($2), US15 business to Leesburg, then down the W&OD back to the apartment....
05-13-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By pennpaul

You're in for a treat. I've been in Arlington...

You're in for a treat. I've been in Arlington for 6 months and have found the bike network to be excellent. You're across the road from the Mt. Vernon trail and you'll be able to get to the W&OD...
02-03-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,374
Posted By pennpaul

That's how I started but only a fraction of the...

That's how I started but only a fraction of the pad is white. The rest is black and the threads are even harder to get at (and see) since the pad is fleecy and the thread is buried in the pad. I'm...
01-25-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By pennpaul

Turned out to be a great ride with a bit of fog...

Turned out to be a great ride with a bit of fog up to Cabrillo. I extended the ride to almost 50 miles and went up to La Jolla Cove. I rented a full carbon frame and it was awesome!

I rode down...
10-09-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By pennpaul

Yom Kippur ride in Israel

In Israel on Yom Kippur, the country shuts down to observe this holiest of days on the Jewish calendar. The airports close. The borders close. And it's taboo to drive your car on the roads. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 547,826
Posted By pennpaul

Climbing back to the town of Abu Ghosh, where the...

Climbing back to the town of Abu Ghosh, where the Ark of the Covenant stayed for 20 years before King David moved it to Jerusalem
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By pennpaul

Happy Anniversary. Tomorrow, Sept 22 is our...

Happy Anniversary. Tomorrow, Sept 22 is our 18th.

Today's ride:

Distance: 36miles
Elevation: 3750ft
Avg speed: slow

Paul
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By pennpaul

Mont Ventoux visit

We just wrapped up vacation ending with several days in Provence. My wife booked a French Provencal cooking class for our family. As the hostess gave us a quick tour of her house, she pointed to her...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,242
Posted By pennpaul

I always prop the bike outside on the storefront....

I always prop the bike outside on the storefront. If I feel a little leery, I either won't stop there or just fasten my helmet around the wheels. I will also try to shift into big/small to make it...
07-22-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,701
Posted By pennpaul

When I was part of the Philadelphia Bicycle Club...

When I was part of the Philadelphia Bicycle Club 20 years ago (before I moved away), that was how we did it when we were riding in a group. We'd slap (not super loud, but enough to get someone's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 547,826
Posted By pennpaul

This picture was taken back in February 2019 when...

This picture was taken back in February 2019 when a friend and I rode 100 miles through the Miztpe Ramon crater in Israel to Eilat in the south.
...
05-28-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,766
Posted By pennpaul

You guys are hilarious. Good job coaching.

You guys are hilarious. Good job coaching.
05-12-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 351,841
Posted By pennpaul

There seems to be very little "gravel" here as...

There seems to be very little "gravel" here as it's either road or MTB (at least to me). I have not seen another gravel bike here in over a year. I switched out my 40mm Kenda gravel tires for 32mm...
05-06-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,491
Posted By pennpaul

In Washington, DC we have the Washington Area...

In Washington, DC we have the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (https://www.waba.org/). They are a bicycle advocacy group for the DC area. I would imagine LA has something similar. I would...
04-27-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,525
Posted By pennpaul

I found my spirit animal today

I was on vacation with my family for nearly 2 weeks eating our way through Thailand. I went for a 20-miler this morning and decided to hit up some hills. On the last climb, I encountered my spirit...
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