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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,294
Posted By aplcr0331

Every time I start a new sport, activity, job I...

Every time I start a new sport, activity, job I also tell people who've been doing it for much longer than I have to stuff their insight, experience, and knowledge up their ass and let them know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By aplcr0331

Getting fatter and riding less. Just like I...

Getting fatter and riding less. Just like I planned.
06-22-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By aplcr0331

What are your top 5 recommendations for Cycling...

What are your top 5 recommendations for Cycling Weekly's next article?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,510
Posted By aplcr0331

Wow. That's some pretty impressive battery life! ...

Wow. That's some pretty impressive battery life!

Doesn't look like there's much there as far as other innovations. Perhaps the multi band GPS stuff and USB-C is what people are looking for? The...
06-08-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,984
Posted By aplcr0331

As noted that's not the 2022 Giro. For the 2022...

As noted that's not the 2022 Giro. For the 2022 Giro all the team bikes are disc brake. That last ones that stayed mostly on rim brake was Ineo with their Dogmas. However they switched to disc brakes...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,525
Posted By aplcr0331

Minimum is 32F and I can usually make it home as...

Minimum is 32F and I can usually make it home as long as itís 100F or less.

We had an awful heat wave last year and I rode home in 106F temps. I went S L O W! My usual time home is around 70...
06-07-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,984
Posted By aplcr0331

Yep, for sure...good point and well taken.

Yep, for sure...good point and well taken.
06-07-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,984
Posted By aplcr0331

Damn...didn't know we were presenting a thesis in...

Damn...didn't know we were presenting a thesis in front of the dissertation research committee. Better tighten up my spelling and grammar for my judgmental peers. Whoah.



Jesus.
06-07-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,984
Posted By aplcr0331

Even after years and years with thousands of...

Even after years and years with thousands of threads about "brakes" it's still disappoints me that cyclists are so vain and only concerned about image. I had hope that some of the older cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 525,530
Posted By aplcr0331

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/cannondale_may_2022_b99ba46a7d4bd5851f4c837b62b9c4c154395a88.jpg
2016 Cannondale SuperSix Evo
05-24-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By aplcr0331

That seems like a decent deal. If it fits...

That seems like a decent deal. If it fits reasonbly well and you like the way it looks (i.e. you'll want to ride the thing) then I'd get it. I have a 2016 Cannondale and have ridden at weights up to...
05-24-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,050
Posted By aplcr0331

We don't have too many Tesla's around here and...

We don't have too many Tesla's around here and the ones I've seen have never given me any issues. I get so few close passes or problems with cars that I don't pay too much attention to them. But the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By aplcr0331

Iím too dumb to index my gears and adjust my...

Iím too dumb to index my gears and adjust my derailleurís on my own, so I just let the LBS do it. Theyíre good at their jobs so Iíve never dropped a chain. Been riding Shimano R7000 for thee years...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By aplcr0331

After his switch to rim brakes Wilco was able to...

After his switch to rim brakes Wilco was able to get 4th on todays stage!

Rim brake for life!Ö

<whispers>

oh? Still rode those blades of death?

nevermindÖ
05-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By aplcr0331

Try tiz-cycling.io

Try tiz-cycling.io
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,207
Posted By aplcr0331

He also said he had a sore back. By the way...

He also said he had a sore back.

By the way his teammate actually won the stage...Wonder what kind of brakes was he using?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By aplcr0331

This is your social, financial, sexual, mental,...

This is your social, financial, sexual, mental, and all encompassing bike hobby...not hers. I felt like I was reading a GANTT chart looking at your post. I'm guessing you might overwhelm her a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By aplcr0331

I have a nice Lezyne pump that fits in my jersey...

I have a nice Lezyne pump that fits in my jersey pocket next to a specialized road tube spool. Had a flat this weekend and used the pump for about half the airing of the tire and used the CO2...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By aplcr0331

Wow, quality work for sure! But that is one...

Wow, quality work for sure!

But that is one ugly bike and as others have mentioned the colors don't look good together at all.

Hopefully you come back and show pictures when it's all built up...
06-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By aplcr0331

Here's the dope tattoo you get when you picked up...

Here's the dope tattoo you get when you picked up cycling 2 years ago and "found your life purpose".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,630
Posted By aplcr0331

I have these on my Cannondale now. I bought them...

I have these on my Cannondale now. I bought them from a gentleman who was giving up outdoor riding. I paid 100 pounds for them back in 2019.

Great wheel, pretty light, spin fast, the hub is loud...
06-17-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,231
Posted By aplcr0331

Whats the $20 for?

Whats the $20 for?
06-17-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By aplcr0331

If you're out on the road with traffic this is...

If you're out on the road with traffic this is the only answer. Contrasting colors for the win...I'd rather look like a fat clown (and I do) and get "noticed" by sleepy drivers in their Brodozers so...
06-17-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,231
Posted By aplcr0331

I get it. I'm able to call my wife or two of my...

I get it. I'm able to call my wife or two of my sons who will come get me. I'm adverse to carrying a bunch of stuff on the bike anyway. I use Shimano chains and have never had one break, (knocks on...
06-16-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,231
Posted By aplcr0331

I've never carried a chain tool on my rides. Are...

I've never carried a chain tool on my rides. Are you experiencing problems with your chain coming undone or breaking?

I'm guessing there's a nifty Park Tool that will fit in a bag if needed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By aplcr0331

Like you say, one density doesn't fit all. I'm...

Like you say, one density doesn't fit all. I'm 242lbs (as of this morning...jfc) and I prefer a way less dense Chamois. Can't stand the overly thick ones. Less dense and not as wide (too wide a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By aplcr0331

Whatever you do; Don't get any Voler bibs with...

Whatever you do; Don't get any Voler bibs with their green Chamois. I've tried dozens of types of bibs and the only ones I HATED we a pair of Voler with the green Chamois. Horrific. I'm guessing, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,301
Posted By aplcr0331

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all...

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all just rode at 8mph and happily waved at all the *******s in their brodozers that they would all of the sudden be nice to us?

Stop with the the...
06-14-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By aplcr0331

I remember when this happened (kind of local to...

I remember when this happened (kind of local to me)....it was 5 years ago.

A few years after this we had a mountain biker get killed by a Cougar on the west side of Washington State.
06-12-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,076
Posted By aplcr0331

Depends on how hard you ride. Toodling around?...

Depends on how hard you ride. Toodling around? Water. Is it hot; add in some Nuun.

Hard sustained efforts over 2 hours? Take in about 60-90 grams per hour or more.

Carbs are legalized doping.
...
06-11-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,586
Posted By aplcr0331

You can control the radar AND the light from the...

You can control the radar AND the light from the head unit? Iíve got Wahoo and all we can control is the radar. Garmin units can turn off the light and still get radar warnings (which would be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By aplcr0331

I'm the same way when it comes to minor...

I'm the same way when it comes to minor adjustments it seems. Same with saddles, I did try a Brooks for a while but was too impatient with it but most other saddles I used I could get along with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,050
Posted By aplcr0331

Depending on your location I'm willing to bet...

Depending on your location I'm willing to bet there's a local person making steel bikes. We have one in my small/medium sized city (Elephant Bikes) and you can often get custom geometry that way as...
06-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,240
Posted By aplcr0331

Did 75 miles and 7,100 feet of climbing Saturday...

Did 75 miles and 7,100 feet of climbing Saturday and unfortunately got stuck near the top of the mountain in a nasty wind and hail storm.

Been sick now for 3 days...ugh...went way to deep.
...
06-04-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,606
Posted By aplcr0331

I was with you on Facebook until I moved...

I was with you on Facebook until I moved overseas. Then I got on expat Facebook forums for the area I was moving too and the up to date information was invaluable to me and my families move. I get...
06-03-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,743
Posted By aplcr0331

I ride whichever bike gives me the most social...

I ride whichever bike gives me the most social smugness capital.

Here's my process...I research at least 50 years of history for every bike I consider buying. I get a list of the top 25 executives...
06-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,606
Posted By aplcr0331

O/T but not really; I was working in a SCIF...

O/T but not really;

I was working in a SCIF (fancy name for a building where TS work is done for the DoD) and there as a contractor in there installing a VTC. I was in there getting network...
06-03-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,556
Posted By aplcr0331

Goal when riding should be to replace every...

Goal when riding should be to replace every calorie you burn. Whether through drink (gatorade, scratch, gu, SiS, etc.) or from foods (bars, gels, etc.) but that's only for longer ride...over 2 hours...
06-03-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,240
Posted By aplcr0331

Did my long commutes yesterday; 31.9 going in and...

Did my long commutes yesterday; 31.9 going in and 33.4 coming home. It was 97 degrees and that's the hottest temperature ride I've done in over 3 years. My HR was elevated...despite not pushing hard...
06-03-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,147
Posted By aplcr0331

No goals for May...tired of setting goals and...

No goals for May...tired of setting goals and failing (especially with weight). So I'm just out here winging it.

MAY
Miles = 562
Elevation = 31,468
05-25-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,027
Posted By aplcr0331

Remember it's a BIDON "Bee-Dohn" never say...

Remember it's a BIDON "Bee-Dohn" never say bottle.

Signed,
Steel Bike Guy Riding a "Campy Gruppo"
05-25-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,331
Posted By aplcr0331

I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of kids...

I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of kids under 18 would think road cycling is lame (if they thought about it all).

We're a small minority of an even smaller minority (regular cyclists)....
05-24-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,975
Posted By aplcr0331

Try running multiple apps on your phone while you...

Try running multiple apps on your phone while you track the ride. Compare then. Run MMR, Strava, Cyclemeter, etc. And see the differences. Does Map My Ride allow you to set your wheel circumference?...
05-23-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,147
Posted By aplcr0331

524mi so far. Will be traveling from the 26 into...

524mi so far. Will be traveling from the 26 into June so Iíll miss out on 6 days.

Pretty good month for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,739
Posted By aplcr0331

People with loud hubs wave more.

People with loud hubs wave more.
05-21-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,303
Posted By aplcr0331

People on rim brakes wave more

People on rim brakes wave more
05-20-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 921
Posted By aplcr0331

We should not be giving any help until we get...

We should not be giving any help until we get pictures of the bike!

J/K....enjoy it
05-19-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,691
Posted By aplcr0331

Sad for her family. Particularly her husband who...

Sad for her family. Particularly her husband who was behind her a bit when this happened.
05-18-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,704
Posted By aplcr0331

Iím guessing youíre going faster because of the...

Iím guessing youíre going faster because of the motorcycle tubes youíre using.
05-18-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By aplcr0331

New club jersey day is almost always good! My...

New club jersey day is almost always good! My club went from "meh, it could be worse" to...well worse actually.


Congrats on the weight loss and get out there and ride! It's the our best defense...
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