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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By rsbob

Looked at Garmin connect. For the privilege of...

Looked at Garmin connect. For the privilege of using their app, they want access to your contacts and much more. Their products are not cheap and they are making more money marketing your data.
09-17-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By rsbob

Good for you doing 16% climbs. Must be in...

Good for you doing 16% climbs. Must be in amazing shape
09-17-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By rsbob

Women, please take note of the above. You donít...

Women, please take note of the above. You donít want this.
09-17-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,397
Posted By rsbob

Sharpie? Believe it or not, it came on the bike. ...

Sharpie? Believe it or not, it came on the bike.

I initially removed it immediately and put on a Selle. Rode that for two weeks, and switched to a Specialized. Still uncomfortable. So I put the...
09-17-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,397
Posted By rsbob

Please never have an accident where you fall on...

Please never have an accident where you fall on your front bars. Your phone mount, while practical, could give you on heckuva ouchie
09-17-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By rsbob

Our current cat was abandoned near our...

Our current cat was abandoned near our neighborhood. It spent months sitting on peopleís porches wanting food and to be let in. We would see her going through are gardens but remained standoffish....
09-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 576
Posted By rsbob

You will NEVER flat on these because there is...

You will NEVER flat on these because there is nothing to Ďflatí. Solid core tube...
09-16-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By rsbob

OK figured it out. Go to USER CP, select...

OK figured it out. Go to USER CP, select Pictures and Albums, select MY PICTURES and directly under that Photos - it looks grayed out but it works. Click on the picture to delete, The select Edit...
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,838
Posted By rsbob

Jeff Daniels in American Rust. Just watched...

Jeff Daniels in American Rust. Just watched episode 1. What a solid actor. Other than Dumb and Dumber (no offense to those who loved it) he picks some great scripts.
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 751
Posted By rsbob

Played on the HS tennis team and all through...

Played on the HS tennis team and all through college/s. Love the game but gave it up when I moved up to the Pacific North Wet (couldnít afford indoor courts) but still enjoy watching.

...
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 265
Posted By rsbob

Must not be talking about women. :D

Must not be talking about women. :D
Forum: Foo
09-16-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 441
Posted By rsbob

She is as cute as they get. Glad to hear she...

She is as cute as they get. Glad to hear she isn’t the worse for wear.
09-16-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By rsbob

How do I delete pics added as attachments

Figured it out, see last post.
09-16-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 731
Posted By rsbob

Have 32s on this non-gravel but endurance frame...

Have 32s on this non-gravel but endurance frame and have ridden a couple of hundred miles on gravel rail/trial conversions as well as some easy single track.

...
09-16-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

Just purchased a Garmin, which will tell the...

Just purchased a Garmin, which will tell the tale. Appreciate your reply.

BUT, that means I’m not as fast as I think I am? Now I don’t know if I appreciate your reply :D
09-16-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

Very nice. Welcome to ignore.

Very nice. Welcome to ignore.
09-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

Even though it motivates me to compete against...

Even though it motivates me to compete against myself and others in my age range, my one knock is that it my average speed is always slower than my bike computer by 0.5 to 1.00 MPH, which means all...
09-16-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

And you are on this thread why?

And you are on this thread why?
09-16-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 926
Posted By rsbob

Used to eat them nanners like a fiend in my 30s. ...

Used to eat them nanners like a fiend in my 30s. Was required on every ride. Many years later, the really spike my blood sugar then minutes later drops like a rock. So if I eat one, I am...
09-15-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 494
Posted By rsbob

Racing frame and fork geometry of the newer bike...

Racing frame and fork geometry of the newer bike makes no-hands more of a challenge. I limit my no-hands to switching water bottles - down tube to seat tube. Not brave enough to try removing or...
09-15-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By rsbob

Make sure your chain is on the smallest cog...

Make sure your chain is on the smallest cog before mounting to the trainer. With my thru-axel bike mounting it was impossible unless in the smallest cog. Almost impossible with my skewer bike too. ...
09-15-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 926
Posted By rsbob

That is the way I eat them on my bike. Bite the...

That is the way I eat them on my bike. Bite the non-stem end and peal with my mouth. Learned that years ago at a forum for the Seattle to Portland bike ride. Works a trick.
09-14-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By rsbob

Have ridden the entirety of Vashon a couple of...

Have ridden the entirety of Vashon a couple of times - maybe three. It is a lovely island but there is a ton of climbing and most of the time you are surrounded by trees with not that many views of...
09-14-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,061
Posted By rsbob

If your priority is to become a better climber...

If your priority is to become a better climber and have better endurance, you will need to flip your training days. You should be on the bike 3-4 (or better yet, 5) and lift 2-3. If you want to have...
09-14-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 999
Posted By rsbob

Foo?

Foo?
09-14-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,690
Posted By rsbob

Is the OP’s question sincere? Or, is it a PSA on...

Is the OP’s question sincere? Or, is it a PSA on what he feels is the ‘right’ thing to do?

I don’t know how he knows if people do or do not air their tires.

How does he not know that many...
09-14-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 51,047
Posted By rsbob

I ride steel when it is really windy because I...

I ride steel when it is really windy because I don’t get blown around like I do on my wide carbon tubed bikes. Nice to have a fall-back.
09-14-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By rsbob

Thank you for sharing Komoot. Never knew it...

Thank you for sharing Komoot. Never knew it existed and they have cycle routes virtually everywhere and they show it on detailed maps. Incredible resource.
09-14-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By rsbob

We need more info. Tell us about where (in...

We need more info. Tell us about where (in general) you live (city, burbs, etc), high rise, walk-up, house. Square footage outside to put something, if any. Where are they now? Tell us the...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By rsbob

Verrrrrry slow. Not sporting the facial...

Verrrrrry slow. Not sporting the facial accoutrements in your blog spot, or else the above is your evil twin.

Caught Amgen rolling through Auburn a few years back along with a crit-style...
09-13-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,040
Posted By rsbob

Yes! Recently, I was on the go to climb in my...

Yes! Recently, I was on the go to climb in my area. A local guy was on a titanium Huffy wearing flip flops- unbelievable. We exchanged smiles.[/QUOTE]

To digressÖ In my 30s I rode with a...
09-13-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,626
Posted By rsbob

Got shin guards? Ask me how I know. Enjoy your...

Got shin guards? Ask me how I know. Enjoy your new pedals but be careful.
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By rsbob

I see you are a Berzerkly-ite which makes your...

I see you are a Berzerkly-ite which makes your message far less mystical. Yes the Cal jersey was a dead give-away. Hope the knee quickly resolves. Cheers and thanks for the warning.
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By rsbob

I have nothing of any real importance for any...

I have nothing of any real importance for any government, foreign or domestic. I would think that if I was associated with the government, a key industry, key infrastructure, banking, etc it might...
09-13-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,779
Posted By rsbob

What are you doing on Triciaís bike? It has been...

What are you doing on Triciaís bike? It has been reported to the authorities. ;)
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By rsbob

You are very welcome There is a very good...

You are very welcome

There is a very good reason you are on my Ignore list. Chances are you posted something negative, or condescending. Too bad I can read it, but I can live with that.

BTW: ...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By rsbob

Urgent apple security threat

UPDATE ALL APPLE PRODUCTS ASAP. The threat is called Pegasushttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/13/technology/apple-software-update-spyware-nso-group.html?referringSource=articleShare
09-13-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

Tharís my sole complaint - no differentiation...

Tharís my sole complaint - no differentiation between pavement, gravel or even MTB single tracks. It would take some sophisticated AI to look at the earth view of the maps and color code each of...
09-12-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

^ SF North Bay. Never seen it quite like that...

^ SF North Bay. Never seen it quite like that before.
09-12-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

Strava = Motivate You?

^ This is the original post. The way I interpret the question is: Strava users does it motivate you?

What I do NOT see is: Do you use Strava? Why donít you use Strava?

What am I missing...
09-12-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,626
Posted By rsbob

Wow! Nailed it. looks like someone was...

Wow! Nailed it.

looks like someone was already there

...
09-12-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

Full disclosure though - some of my most...

Full disclosure though - some of my most outstanding PRs are done with the aid of hellacious tail-winds. Feels like cheating but a win is still a win.
09-12-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,626
Posted By rsbob

All my bikes have clipless, but an idea would be...

All my bikes have clipless, but an idea would be to attach a cleat to a flat surface which could be clipped in to the pedals for short jaunts like yours without having to deal with cleated shoes. ...
09-12-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,626
Posted By rsbob

More detailed pictures of your ingenious stand,...

More detailed pictures of your ingenious stand, please.
09-12-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,227
Posted By rsbob

I have found that people who object to something...

I have found that people who object to something the most loudly are USUALLY those who do not have direct experience with that something. As Spock would say, I find that highly illogical Captain. But...
09-12-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By rsbob

Back in the halogen days of bike headlights,...

Back in the halogen days of bike headlights, there were nighttime bike commuters with these very bright lights coming toward me (I had one too) that I could have sworn was a car with a headlight out...
09-12-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 266,800
Posted By rsbob

Yes he is the master of disguise and very few...

Yes he is the master of disguise and very few words. In fact all his speech was unintelligible. It was my turn to name an animal and picked his name. My wife thought it was a terrible name but...
Forum: Introductions
09-11-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By rsbob

As a retiree from I.T., a relocated...

As a retiree from I.T., a relocated Seattle-person to the Snoqualmie Falls area, a born again biker (not in a religious sense) after a multi-year hiatus, welcome to the board. It’s good that you...
09-11-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By rsbob

Been off my bike for three weeks and it will...

Been off my bike for three weeks and it will probably take one more to get free of a very tenacious virus, courtesy of my grandson. Just trying to keep it from turning into bronchitis or pneumonia....
09-11-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By rsbob

I have seen only a handful of these Spanish...

I have seen only a handful of these Spanish bikes. I prefer the darker colored ones but got a smoking deal from a friend, so how could I refuse? It rolls really well and is a fair bit faster than...
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