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Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-24, 09:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,433
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes, but Carbon Gives Me A Hardon

Yes, but Carbon Gives Me A Hardon
Forum: Southwest
01-24-24, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm still holding out, but I have a feeling that...

I'm still holding out, but I have a feeling that in another year or two I may reluctantly concede that I need to get a handlebar bag to stuff my vest, arm warmers, leg warmers, etc. into so that I...
01-20-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 17,453
Posted By Bob Ross

I can only recall seeing that once: One of my...

I can only recall seeing that once: One of my very first club rides ever, I barely had any idea what group cycling was all about so I signed up for a slow, social C-Ride led by this quiet gentle...
01-19-24, 07:35 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 17,453
Posted By Bob Ross

That's a tough call...unlike, say, wearing a Led...

That's a tough call...unlike, say, wearing a Led Zeppelin t-shirt (where no one thinks for a moment you're trying to be a member of Led Zeppelin ...since, afaik, nobody in Led Zeppelin wore Led...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,666
Posted By Bob Ross

Is it time to post this again? The Invisible...

Is it time to post this again?

The Invisible Gorilla (http://www.theinvisiblegorilla.com/gorilla_experiment.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,338
Posted By Bob Ross

It's a semantic issue, not a cycling-specific...

It's a semantic issue, not a cycling-specific issue:

Yes "pedaling is pedaling" but pedaling-in-one-place versus pedaling-to-propel-your-bike-over-some-distance are very different concepts, and...
01-02-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,247
Posted By Bob Ross

My wife is actually the person who first got me...

My wife is actually the person who first got me interested in recreational group riding! I had been primarily a "utility cyclist" for all my life, but she, on a whim, signed up to do the Boston>New...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,338
Posted By Bob Ross

Okay, I am done for the year: 6,232 miles. ...

Okay, I am done for the year:
6,232 miles.
(All of it outdoors, i.e., actual distance moving through space.)

For the data nerds, this is 368 fewer miles than I rode last year, but only 334 fewer...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,338
Posted By Bob Ross

Not until 11:59PM on 12/31 it ain't!!! :) ...

Not until 11:59PM on 12/31 it ain't!!!

:)

I fully expect to get two more rides in before the clock strikes 2024, so I will wait until then to list my yearend mileage.
But thank you for...
12-05-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bob Ross

Thread Drift: Your quote reminded me of one of my...

Thread Drift: Your quote reminded me of one of my favorite cycling experiences ever. January 1993, I'm living in Boston MA, it starts snowing -- heavily -- one night, and my best friend who lives...
12-05-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,928
Posted By Bob Ross

I would argue that riding at night is genuinely...

I would argue that riding at night is genuinely fun...but I'll bet I hate riding in the rain twice as much as you do, so the net result is that we agree!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,621
Posted By Bob Ross

That sounds & looks familiar, you're probably...

That sounds & looks familiar, you're probably right!

btw (thread drift) cycling around Park City was one of the more frustrating experiences I've had when travelling with my road bike. I kept...
12-05-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,928
Posted By Bob Ross

Interesting premise. tbh back before I became a...

Interesting premise. tbh back before I became a "club rider" and was just a casual, solo, non-diehard rider -- what I now know would be called a "utility cyclist" but at the time I just thought I was...
12-03-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,901
Posted By Bob Ross

Here's the hint: The operative word in that...

Here's the hint: The operative word in that phrase is "Cooperative" ...in other words, riding in such a way as to make it a better ride for everybody else in the group.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,621
Posted By Bob Ross

Back in 2017 or 2018 I took my bike on a vacation...

Back in 2017 or 2018 I took my bike on a vacation to Park City, UT where we were staying at a hotel on top of a mountain; to get out of the hotel and to any of the local road cycling routes you had...
12-03-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,901
Posted By Bob Ross

It will probably wind up a little short of my...

It will probably wind up a little short of my distance goal -- in part because I once again took it easy for a month while my wife was recuperating from surgery, and in part because I'm stuck back in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bob Ross

Every time I read a thread about ultra-light...

Every time I read a thread about ultra-light all-carbon saddles I am reminded of the first time I saw one of those ~70g wonders on a group ride. I asked the owner "Is that thing comfortable; like,...
Forum: Southwest
11-09-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bob Ross

I haven't done it yet, but word from several...

I haven't done it yet, but word from several aquaintances in the local cycle club say Kitt's Peak is open and quite a lovely ride now.

I did Madera Canyon earlier this year, and it was quite the...
11-07-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,559
Posted By Bob Ross

Maybe 30 years ago I found myself watching a show...

Maybe 30 years ago I found myself watching a show on PBS that was documenting a TKR surgery. Cameras in the OR, close-ups and everything, with running commentary from the surgeon performing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Bob Ross

Your friends are pedants.

Your friends are pedants.
Forum: Northeast
08-01-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By Bob Ross

Because Metro-North hasn't sufficiently explained...

Because Metro-North hasn't sufficiently explained what the designation means, and there is no penalty for bringing a bike on the non-designated trains.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,577
Posted By Bob Ross

Can't get more "frequent" than every time I go...

Can't get more "frequent" than every time I go out on a ride: There's a ~100 meter stretch of road from the driveway of my development to the nearest main road that is 12%.
Every. Single. Day.
Forum: Northeast
07-31-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By Bob Ross

Here's one of the amusingly inexplicable things...

Here's one of the amusingly inexplicable things about Metro-North that I don't believe is explained in any of their literature:

- that bicycle icon indicates that the train is a designated "bike...
07-27-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,908
Posted By Bob Ross

No, just noting that distance is a handy measure...

No, just noting that distance is a handy measure of likely wear & tear.

I trust you're not changing your front tire after you've put several thousand "virtual miles" [sic] on your trainer?
07-20-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,908
Posted By Bob Ross

Put your stationary bike on a Zwift route. Turn...

Put your stationary bike on a Zwift route. Turn the pedals until Zwift extrapolates that you've gone 1 mile. Look around; you're still in your living room. You haven't gone anywhere, you haven't...
07-18-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,908
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL! Here we go... Regular readers of BF --...

LOL! Here we go...

Regular readers of BF -- though admittedly more in the Road Cycling subforum than the 50+ -- are probably quite familiar with my take on this question. Call it my personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By Bob Ross

Thread Drift: In the cooperative group cycling...

Thread Drift: In the cooperative group cycling skills program I used to coach we would refer to riders with ^^^that combination of (ahem) talents as "weaponized" ...and note, that was over a decade...
07-07-23, 06:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,526
Posted By Bob Ross

Kudos to you for recognizing that having one's...

Kudos to you for recognizing that having one's own agenda (e.g., getting your own desired workout, exercising at "my pace") is almost always antithetical to what makes a Group Ride work.
A Group...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By Bob Ross

$900 for a like-new CAAD12 sounds like a great...

$900 for a like-new CAAD12 sounds like a great deal...or is that for the frame only? If it's for a complete bike with half-decent wheels and Shimano 105 or Ultegra I'd be all over that.

Any of the...
07-04-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bob Ross

When I'm in NYC: on very rare occasions I will...

When I'm in NYC: on very rare occasions I will get up at 5:00AM so that I can get to a Club ride that starts at 5:45AM. Very rare. More commonly I'll get up at 5:30AM for a Club ride that starts at...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes, it's allowed. Not only can you bring your...

Yes, it's allowed. Not only can you bring your bike into the building, but if you don't it will definitely be gone when you come back outside!

Not only can you bring your bike into Penn Station,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,466
Posted By Bob Ross

Gosh, "clowned" on BikeForums.net, how will I...

Gosh, "clowned" on BikeForums.net, how will I ever live with myself?!?! Next thing you know We're Going To Yell At You.

:::dancingbanana:::
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,466
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm saying that while lots of folks can probably...

I'm saying that while lots of folks can probably name one or two framebuilders who have done this sort of work, the likelihood of your being able to find one of those framebuilders who is available...
06-23-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,526
Posted By Bob Ross

Y'know, far be it from me to disparage or dismiss...

Y'know, far be it from me to disparage or dismiss what others do* but fwiw I could never only ride alone. I definitely appreciate the times when I do ride alone, and I could never not ride alone some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,466
Posted By Bob Ross

I own one of each. I expect them both to outlive...

I own one of each. I expect them both to outlive me.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1067x800/first_world_problems_1027519132055b3672a068a181d10dd8d6e0a8bd.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,241
Posted By Bob Ross

One thing I've noticed is that if I don't do...

One thing I've noticed is that if I don't do gnarly descents regularly, it can sometimes take a while to get back into the swing of things...I seem to forget just how aggressively I can corner on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,830
Posted By Bob Ross

I don't hate modern stuff by any stretch, and...

I don't hate modern stuff by any stretch, and most of the checkboxes on your list I either embrace, or, at worst, am indifferent to

...except for a pure road bike with a 1X drivetrain. I have yet...
04-29-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By Bob Ross

Good lord, so clearly not the archetypal "square"...

Good lord, so clearly not the archetypal "square" frame!
04-25-23, 12:41 PM
04-25-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,655
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1067x800/disco_inferno_dc50e33705759b6b2bfed9994ef8cc91ca5d7d94.jpg
04-18-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,330
Posted By Bob Ross

I've probably told this story here before: On the...

I've probably told this story here before: On the day of my 49th birthday my wife and I were in a coffee shop mid-ride, and a friend from our cycle club walked in. This guy's probably ~20 years older...
04-17-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,330
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh man, yes! When I was in grad school in my...

Oh man, yes! When I was in grad school in my early 30s I routinely survived on 4 hours sleep/night.
...and that was often after 5 or 6 beers/night!




...or in my case, being/feeling 100%...
04-17-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bob Ross

What product is S&S Machine Works' bread &...

What product is S&S Machine Works' bread & butter?

[edit: nevermind, I just looked at their website. Holy crap, bicycle frame couplers are definitely a niche market for them!]
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.recycleyourbicycleaz.com/

https://www.recycleyourbicycleaz.com/
03-14-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,323
Posted By Bob Ross

I think a lot of that depends on the individual,...

I think a lot of that depends on the individual, and their personal sensetivity or proprioception. My wife and I are a perfect example of the extremes to which this can be true:

- I own four...
03-11-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Bob Ross

This doesn't really answer OP's question, but...

This doesn't really answer OP's question, but fwiw: Maybe 10 years ago I was riding with the missus in some unknown area of Western New Jersey when she broke a spoke on her circa-2006 Ksyrium Elite...
03-06-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Bob Ross

It's back! ...

It's back!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/betsy_s_new_bike_3_6_2023_d95e4842ad976f859749efcec179f56d3d554d73.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 15,130
Posted By Bob Ross

This is BikeForums.net...^^^that's implicit.

This is BikeForums.net...^^^that's implicit.
03-06-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,170
Posted By Bob Ross

Slight thread drift: As someone who spent 12...

Slight thread drift: As someone who spent 12 years coaching an annual progressive training course in Cooperative Group Cycling Skills I always get a bit uneasy when people talk about "It's my ride"...
03-06-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Bob Ross

Pics forthcoming…as soon as it gets back from the...

Pics forthcoming…as soon as it gets back from the shop, where it still is for reasons unrelated to the headset.
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