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09-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By 70sSanO

Was it regular or diet Squirt? John

Was it regular or diet Squirt?

John
08-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By rydabent

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day....

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day. I consider it a blessing that I can.
08-22-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,896
Posted By Branko D

Well, I built it up and did some rides to suss...

Well, I built it up and did some rides to suss out any issues.
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08-21-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,301
Posted By Wildwood

It is supposed to be inspirational for the...

It is supposed to be inspirational for the average joe. Or exculpatory for the overtrained OCD types.

Either way, I embrace -

just Ride On
Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By Symox

Life is good when your bike is tuned up

I've been on a bit of a bicycle tune up tear. I've learned how to change cables, grip tape, use grease judiciously, use fiber grip, build and true wheels, adjust shifters, install and align...
08-13-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By ThermionicScott

I wonder if you're using too much pressure for...

I wonder if you're using too much pressure for your weight. 75 psi is quite a bit for 35mm tires, and overinflated tires would explain how you wore through a narrow stripe down the center.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By wgscott

@Broctoon...

@Broctoon (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/broctoon-445133.html) gave an outstanding answer, as you note.

One very small additional point I would make is that many so-called "Endurance Road" or...
08-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,254
Posted By majmt

I posted this in another thread but I think it...

I posted this in another thread but I think it fits here as well. The eight-mile loop road through the East Saguaro National Park near Tucson during a full moon, after the road is closed, with no...
08-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,254
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of...

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of my bike commute that I miss ... but being retired is still preferable. :)

The dusk or sunset hours are my favorite aspect of night riding. ...
08-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By Warbird21

60 Miles on 60 (C&O Canal)

My odometer clicked over to 60 today. I celebrated by riding 60 miles on the C&O Canal. I've been riding regularly for about a year now, but limited to a max of 30 mile rides (I can average around 16...
08-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,349
Posted By JoeO

I think maybe this thread has jumped the shark

I think maybe this thread has jumped the shark
08-02-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,277
Posted By Milton Keynes

I always use right arm pointed right to signal a...

I always use right arm pointed right to signal a right turn. If I raise my left hand up to signal a right turn, people will likely think I'm waving at them or someone else. It's hard enough to get...
07-31-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,811
Posted By BobsPoprad

Just shy of 57. We just moved for the...

Just shy of 57.

We just moved for the wife's job. We now live like 2/10 of a mile from a system of bike paths. Instead of feeling the pressure of getting 30-40 mile rides in 2-3 times a week...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,458
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. On my old Assaults (17mm int width), I...

Yup. On my old Assaults (17mm int width), I didn't like going below ~70psi on 28mm/~65psi on 30mm tires. With 28s on the Zipps (23mm int width), I've never had that uneasy squirm in the corners, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,458
Posted By PeteHski

I just completely ignore the "15% drop" standard...

I just completely ignore the "15% drop" standard because whenever I've tried running with pressures set to that rule the front feels horribly soft and squirmy when I'm powering up over a crest in the...
07-26-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By Lakerat

Like Iride01, a friend of mine had no...

Like Iride01, a friend of mine had no recollection of getting run over by an elk near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He worked in town and commuted to his house outside of town and one evening his wife...
07-26-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By Iride01

I really think that's what happened to me back in...

I really think that's what happened to me back in July of 2019. However I have no memory of the event and no witnesses. Just a fleeting memory of a yearling bounding off into the woods and at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,629
Posted By Mattyb13

Some great hot weather tips in here. I am on the...

Some great hot weather tips in here. I am on the Gulf Coast of Florida, so some pretty hot rides for me.
Here is what I do...
Hydrate the day and night before.
Cold Water bottles.
One...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,790
Posted By terrymorse

The wife and I did a ride on the California coast...

The wife and I did a ride on the California coast last Saturday. At the little convenience store at Costanoa Lodge (https://costanoa.com), I paid with my Apple Watch. I did the same at the grocery...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By genejockey

I can tell you that addressing numbness in the...

I can tell you that addressing numbness in the hands is not always simple and straightforward. I got a new Canyon last year, and when I went for my first ride on it, I ran it with all the spacers...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,324
Posted By MinnMan

There's lots of experienced advice here, and I...

There's lots of experienced advice here, and I get the feeling that the OP is a DIY kind of guy, but I'd like to repeat the suggestion of a bike fit. Even highly knowledgeable riders benefit from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,599
Posted By big john

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of...

I use a lot of rear brake, I do a lot of descending and I am a heavier rider. I can't think of many times I have locked the rear wheel, it almost never happens.
While it's true the front provides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 268,645
Posted By KJ43

I posted this in the What did you just buy for...

I posted this in the What did you just buy for your gravel bike? (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1112900-what-did-you-just-buy-your-gravel-bike.html) thread but...
07-12-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By Cougrrcj

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery! ...

Positive Waves for your surgery/recovery!

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07-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By trainchaser

Wow, I need heart surgery, wasn't expecting that!

Oh the joys of getting old and then, older. I've been experiencing a bit of chest pain when riding faster or uphill, didn't think much of it at the time. On July 3rd I was on my way to get my 2nd...
07-10-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By 70sSanO

Did you bike fall on the derailleur side on the...

Did you bike fall on the derailleur side on the tour?

John
07-06-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By Bald Paul

I just had to do this!

Rode a route on Saturday, about 28 miles, and when I uploaded my ride to Garmin Connect, I noticed there was a segment that basically covered the last 1/2 mile. So, on Monday, I rode it again, and...
06-18-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,868
Posted By pbass

I actually just got a helmet-mounted light so I...

I actually just got a helmet-mounted light so I can hit my fire roads and singletrack more safely in the dark!
06-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,644
Posted By dwmckee

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!...

See that smile? She was just getting warmed up!

Let's hope the UCI stays out of gravel, they would take all of the fun out of it...
06-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,644
Posted By Hmmm

I don't really care what her bike is categorized...

I don't really care what her bike is categorized as. I'm happy for her.

I actually like that gravel bikes can be whatever we want them to be. Maybe they are a road bike that only fits 32mm tires....
06-11-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,089
Posted By ksryder

This you? Anyway just because I paraphrased you...

This you? Anyway just because I paraphrased you instead of quoting verbatim doesn't make what you said any more true.
06-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number...

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number has little to do with the size of the inner tube. You'll want to choose a tube size appropriate to your tire size, i.e. in your case, 32 mm. The advice...
06-05-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,426
Posted By ericcox

I was on 33s at Hico (only the 100km). For most...

I was on 33s at Hico (only the 100km). For most of the gravel riding I do, 33s are fine, though I will probably replace these with 35s when the time comes.
06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,364
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Symox

good point the Roubaix was literally made for...

good point
the Roubaix was literally made for bumpy cobblestones. I’m gonna enjoy riding it on more fire roads
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,005
Posted By WhyFi

You're not wrong for "going against the mob,"...

You're not wrong for "going against the mob," you're just wrong.
05-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,730
Posted By bmcer

Took a "mild" MI at age 60 as a wake-up call, and...

Took a "mild" MI at age 60 as a wake-up call, and made the appropriate changes to my lifestyle. Quit smoking, quit drinking alcohol, dramatically reduced my intake of animal products, and began...
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,730
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
04-27-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,832
Posted By tyrion

We should take a break from thinking about tires...

We should take a break from thinking about tires and think about chain lube instead.
04-25-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,466
Posted By bigevil

well, heres a quick update FWIW with no data...

well, heres a quick update
FWIW with no data other than 3 weekend and some good distance on the Rene Hersh 44s with psi from 35-45, I switched to to 32mm GT5000 TL this past weekend and must say I...
04-15-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,456
Posted By Rolla

My prediction is that the industry will continue...

My prediction is that the industry will continue to create more and more niches, and will eventually market “off-road performance commuters,” “all-gravel” bikes, “mountain road” bikes, and “enduro...
04-13-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By sarhog

Maybe 33mm. ...

Maybe 33mm.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/0ea6b403_b47c_43ba_a71f_8c481947203c_e2679992aeeafb448dee4cd9e842b821e74ec70c.jpeg...
04-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,466
Posted By mstateglfr

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse...

If you showed 100 random people a Rene Herse tire, they would say its a tire company. I get it, its a components brand and not exclusively a tire brand, but does that really make a difference with...
04-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,466
Posted By RChung

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He...

He appears not to believe in the "V" shape. He appears to believe that RR is flat, or nearly so, and then increases. Because he doesn't think there's a "V," he doesn't believe that the slope of the...
04-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,466
Posted By RChung

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive...

Ugh. Jan's popular and he says counter-intuitive things so I'm sure I'm going to get criticized for this.

I use wider tires at lower pressures than I used to but I don't currently have a bike that...
04-05-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,141
Posted By Phil_gretz

Any and all physical activity, within limits of...

Any and all physical activity, within limits of your health and abilities, can contribute to weight loss. More important is to understand blood chemistry for indicators and calorie intake and its...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It really is horses for courses and of course, a...

It really is horses for courses and of course, a route is subjective. I might like mine, you may hate it.

At home (NL) Komoot refused to take me on quiet and intetesting routes, preferring side of...
04-01-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By wolfchild

Just use a pump and you'll get thousand of...

Just use a pump and you'll get thousand of inflations out of it and never have to worry about running out of Co2.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By Hiro11

Lol. This is me as well with Panaracer...

Lol. This is me as well with Panaracer Gravelkings on my various gravel bikes:
"Let me try every other tire even though I know I like Gravelkings."

*tries every other tire*

"Well, that was...
03-31-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,141
Posted By Hit Factor

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today...

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today I weighed in at 198 pounds. Counting and recording every calorie (MyFitnessPal) and walking when my FitBit told me to is how I started. Up and down...
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