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09-29-22, 10:27 PM
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Posted By downtube42

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Acquired! I rode it home, about 11 miles. It's set up SS, so no...
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Views: 368
Posted By downtube42

That reminds me, on my first 600k there was a...

That reminds me, on my first 600k there was a well known serial bandit rider on Illinois brevets, who would intentionally ride with people to cause trouble. He rode with me for a while, and was super...
09-28-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 595
Posted By downtube42

I did 3 consecutive days with average speeds of...

I did 3 consecutive days with average speeds of 14.9, 15.7, and 15.4 miles per hour.

But that's moving speed. Including stops it was 13.9, 13.7, and 13.8 miles per hour.

Another way to measure...
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By downtube42

Rumor has it the aero bar length limit will be...

Rumor has it the aero bar length limit will be lifted in 2023.

Qualify, register, pay, and participate. Otherwise you're adding the burden to the towns and roads above and beyond what the...
09-28-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By downtube42

Possible SS/FG bike for newb

I've wanted a fixed gear bike since reading Sheldon Brown's article years ago, but it never happened. A few weeks ago, I rode a 1000k brevet, and one guy in our group switched to his fixie for day 3....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 713
Posted By downtube42

If you're sliding forward on the saddle while...

If you're sliding forward on the saddle while riding, try moving the saddle back.

Put some tape or a mark where it was, so you can revert if needed. That's always a good plan for any change.
09-27-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 402
Posted By downtube42

I think these are sweet riding vintage sport...

I think these are sweet riding vintage sport bikes.

I built one up at the bike co-op in Reno, NV, rode it over Mt Rose Highway to Incline Village and back, and re-donated it. Heavy by today's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 713
Posted By downtube42

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I find verbal anatomical descriptions indecipherable. So, here's a 90 second ms...
09-25-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By downtube42

Got my flu shot at the office clinic Tuesday...

Got my flu shot at the office clinic Tuesday morning.

I didn't give it a thought, but in retrospect when my cycling buddy said "hey let's go for a ride" Wednesday night I begged off saying I felt...
09-25-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,257
Posted By downtube42

If you did all those things ironically, it was a...

If you did all those things ironically, it was a performance masterpiece.
09-22-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By downtube42

The signal to noise ratio in bf is mighty low.

The signal to noise ratio in bf is mighty low.
Forum: Introductions
09-20-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By downtube42

Welcome, from a former Indy resident. The city...

Welcome, from a former Indy resident. The city has sure changed since I left over 20 years ago.
09-20-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By downtube42

I'd love to see it without all the smoke of my...

I'd love to see it without all the smoke of my last visit; I couldn't see the lake, and just an outline of wizard island. That whole area was empty, quiet, and eerie.

Day 3 of Craters 1200 - 180...
09-19-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,161
Posted By downtube42

Dude, I'm 210lbs and can get up any hill. I may...

Dude, I'm 210lbs and can get up any hill. I may be 6'2" instead of 5'5" but dragging 210 lbs up a hill is still dragging 210 lbs up a hill. That weight is more than all my buddies, and they drop me,...
09-18-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 775
Posted By downtube42

This thread made me realize I'm about to turn 100...

This thread made me realize I'm about to turn 100 years old, in kilometers.
09-18-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 855
Posted By downtube42

Low saddle definitely can cause knee pain.

Low saddle definitely can cause knee pain.
09-17-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,219
Posted By downtube42

The thing about riding with an injury is, you...

The thing about riding with an injury is, you have to accommodate your specific injury. General advice, conventional wisdom, and other people's experience does not take your specific injury into...
09-17-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 855
Posted By downtube42

​​​​​What about looking for another doctor or...

​​​​​What about looking for another doctor or surgeon - one who's willing to consider your current and preferred lifestyle, rather than just your age.
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By downtube42

Some of my earliest rando rides were in Kentucky....

Some of my earliest rando rides were in Kentucky. I thought, "why are these guys going so stupidly slow up hills?" A hundred miles later I found out why, when i was the lantern rouge. Somewhere in a...
Replies: 100
Views: 7,505
Posted By downtube42

This past weekend I rode the SIR Third Time's a...

This past weekend I rode the SIR Third Time's a Charm 1000k, just about 3 weeks after my first ever DNF, at LEL. I reverted to my Sella Anatomica saddle, placing the blame for LEL squarely on the...
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By downtube42

I think you can do 100 miles on an ill-fitting...

I think you can do 100 miles on an ill-fitting bike without things going too far south. That becomes less true quickly as the distance increases. I think dealing with comfort on the bike is as...
09-14-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,220
Posted By downtube42

It all depends on whether, when you're doing that...

It all depends on whether, when you're doing that non riding stuff in-between, you're still on a ride.

I do multi-day brevets, and I consider them a single ride because the clock is ticking. Even...
09-06-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,401
Posted By downtube42

I think the MUP concept is already a stretch....

I think the MUP concept is already a stretch. Casual cyclists tooling along at 10 mph can get along with pedestrians and dog walkers, as long as everyone plays nice. Add in a commuter in a hurry to...
09-06-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 726
Posted By downtube42

Sounds sort of like coffeeneuring...

Sounds sort of like coffeeneuring (https://chasingmailboxes.com/category/coffeeneuring/), which is way cool, but with pie. Could be fun.
09-05-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By downtube42

Never trust the locals

Never trust the locals
09-02-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,970
Posted By downtube42

Those evening or middle of the night calf or quad...

Those evening or middle of the night calf or quad cramps are brutal. I get out of bed and stretch them out.

A google search of cramping, with a fair amount of editing out the crap, will uncover...
09-02-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,970
Posted By downtube42

I used to get bad leg cramps during or after club...

I used to get bad leg cramps during or after club rides, 20-40 miles in length.

Then I started doing randonneuring, rides of 120 miles or longer. The first time I cramped 40 miles into a 400km...
09-02-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By downtube42

Shipping to 97030? I was the youth group...

Shipping to 97030?

I was the youth group tent zipper repair guy BITD, so I can probably handle that. Figuring out why it broke is harder than the fix.
09-02-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By downtube42

That is one complex Dan Henry....

That is one complex Dan Henry. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Henry)

BITD before GPS and all the things, I painted many a Dan Henry. My strategy was paint 'em fast and get down the road before...
09-01-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 786
Posted By downtube42

I like having options to choose from. If it...

I like having options to choose from. If it weren't for the influence of such fads as MTB, triathlons, CX, and gravel, we'd all be riding Eddie's bike. How would we know who's C&V?
09-01-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By downtube42

76 miles in 11 hours? What are you going to do,...

76 miles in 11 hours? What are you going to do, take naps along the way?

I kid, I kid. Google doesn't know all the things. Which is a good thing perhaps.
09-01-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,501
Posted By downtube42

Thanks but... I lived in west Texas for a year,...

Thanks but... I lived in west Texas for a year, and in that time had my fill of the desert. I'll take the wilderness, solitude, and lack of cell phone signal, but prefer to be surrounded by trees....
09-01-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By downtube42

Back in the day, things were different. Fix...

Back in the day, things were different.

Fix your own fork (https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2020/09/10/eugene-christophe-broken-fork-at-the-1913-tour/)
...
08-31-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By downtube42

I've had a trucker come up beside me from behind...

I've had a trucker come up beside me from behind at a red light, honk twice as warning, and start turning right. I sprinted out of that scenario. Just a simple bullying move on his part. If I'd been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By downtube42

The doc's timeline will be based on Americans of...

The doc's timeline will be based on Americans of typical fitness, dietary habits, and overall health. If you're on here, that's indication you might beat that timeline. Which is nice, but it's really...
08-31-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 849
Posted By downtube42

nvm

nvm
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By downtube42

Oh man. Once you've crossed that barrier of...

Oh man. Once you've crossed that barrier of riding a unicycle in public, anything is possible. Levels unlocked, just do ****. Get that 'bent, it'll be an experience.
08-29-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,501
Posted By downtube42

Ride a bike on every continent, ride a brevet in...

Ride a bike on every continent, ride a brevet in every state, ride every 1200k on the planet, ride the Transcontinental route, ride the Northern route, ride the Southern route, bikepack everywhere,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By downtube42

To me it's not an either/or proposition; I ride...

To me it's not an either/or proposition; I ride both, and find they each have their benefits. YMMV.

If money, space, and time were limitless, I'd have every kind of bike imaginable. As it is, I...
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By downtube42

I'm riding upright these days, after a few...

I'm riding upright these days, after a few decades of long distance on a bent. Comfort wise, for me, it's night and day. The bent is frickin luxurious. 200k, 300k, 400k in a day, 400 miles/24 hours,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By downtube42

​​​​​I was entering an on ramp onto I-465 in...

​​​​​I was entering an on ramp onto I-465 in Indianapolis, driving my lovely Renault Le Car, when i noticed a Ferrari on my ass. I floored it. Nothing much happened, at least not right away, but by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By downtube42

In the original silly commuter racing points...

In the original silly commuter racing points system, you had a base score then got points added or subtracted based on add-ons. Beards added, lycra subtracted. One could pile on the points with gym...
08-25-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,467
Posted By downtube42

BITD, when a pro racer cracked on a climb, he...

BITD, when a pro racer cracked on a climb, he lost huge time because he couldn't turn the cranks over. Cracked meant something, physically and mentally. Destroyed. Done.

Now they downshift,...
Replies: 71
Views: 7,298
Posted By downtube42

Funny you mention the height difference. When I...

Funny you mention the height difference. When I switched from my Selle Anatomica leather saddle to a more modern saddle, I failed to compensate for the ~1.5cm difference in saddle height (modern...
08-23-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,880
Posted By downtube42

On a ride day A pour-over at home, fresh...

On a ride day

A pour-over at home, fresh ground with my hand grinder. Probably 20oz. Cream, no sugar.
2nd cup (ha, cup, what a concept) somewhere at or near the start, with some kind of pastry....
08-23-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,451
Posted By downtube42

You didn't actually know the third bike was...

You didn't actually know the third bike was stolen. Yes it looked suspicious, and indeed it turned out to be the case, but you didn't know. Riding a crappy bike, being poor, ghost riding a bike......
08-23-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By downtube42

Free in terms of money, but not in terms of space...

Free in terms of money, but not in terms of space and your time. The latter is the most valuable thing you have; far more valuable than money. Having said that, if spending your life this way is...
Replies: 71
Views: 7,298
Posted By downtube42

I guess you're talking about this ...

I guess you're talking about this
https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/biking/bike-saddle/fizik-aliante-gamma-kium

I'll see what's available locally.
Replies: 71
Views: 7,298
Posted By downtube42

I was just looking at suspension seatposts...

I was just looking at suspension seatposts yesterday!

I'm currently running 32mm tires at 50/55 psi. My frame will easily fit 35mm or more on 700c wheels. I have a 650b wheelset with 42mm tires;...
08-21-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,636
Posted By downtube42

If you ride in the real world, needing to walk...

If you ride in the real world, needing to walk out is always a possibility, however remote. If karma exists, that smugness about being prepared will come back and bite you in the ass.

When you...
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