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04-18-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,408
Posted By Riveting

No, I brought it up first, based on fairly common...

No, I brought it up first, based on fairly common knowledge, followed with a citation to a health website as a source, and THEN you crazy milk drinkers piped in with your experiences. And I never...
04-18-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,408
Posted By Riveting

I don't make these things up, I just report on...

I don't make these things up, I just report on them. But yes, I just found lots of articles that say the tryptophan myth is debunked. Though I still can't find a single article that says drinking...
04-18-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,408
Posted By Riveting

I've certainly heard of recovering with chocolate...

I've certainly heard of recovering with chocolate milk, but have NEVER heard of chocolate milk during a ride. And doesn't milk (as well as milk chocolate) contain tryptophan which is a sleep inducing...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By Riveting

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you...

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you want learn to prevent movements, but what you actually want to do is learn to plan for them the night before, so they occur right before the start of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Riveting

How about folding clipless hybrid pedals? One...

How about folding clipless hybrid pedals? One pedal to rule them all. And I want them in SPD.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By Riveting

I'm no a-hole either and am an owner of two 25 lb...

I'm no a-hole either and am an owner of two 25 lb dogs, but I tend to start (lightly) kicking dogs in the top of the snout/face in those situations. Unless I know I can outrun it at 25 mph for 150'...
04-14-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By Riveting

Oh right, you already know by second nature to...

Oh right, you already know by second nature to unclip prior to stopping. You'll be alright then. Having problems clipping in won't cause a fall, it'll just mean you won't have your first pedal...
04-14-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,055
Posted By Riveting

No need to practice. It's not the physical act of...

No need to practice. It's not the physical act of unclipping that will cause you to fall. It'll likely be that you'll simply FORGET to unclip and fall over at 0 speed, especially if the stop is...
04-11-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 608
Posted By Riveting

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04-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,468
Posted By Riveting

Yes, I like being self-sufficient, and I do have...

Yes, I like being self-sufficient, and I do have Triple A, but I only plan to use it for a tow for an unfixable mech. failure. One time 30 yrs ago, a new oil filter gasket leaked and the car...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By Riveting

I do enjoy heavy chunky beers, but I rarely drink...

I do enjoy heavy chunky beers, but I rarely drink in the 24 hrs prior to a big/long ride for performance reasons, and beer doesn't affect me in "that" way anyway.

In the last 35,000 miles of...
04-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,468
Posted By Riveting

I'm pretty sure I know who drives a car without a...

I'm pretty sure I know who drives a car without a functioning spare tire, jack, and lug wrench, just expecting that somebody will pull over and help them.
04-07-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By Riveting

I got mine in 2016, and once I knew it was great...

I got mine in 2016, and once I knew it was great for me, I toyed with the idea of getting one for every bike I had at the time (3 more) and possibly a spare, but I never did buy even a second one....
04-07-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By Riveting

How did you determine which saddle width to go...

How did you determine which saddle width to go with? As well as determining your own width?

I also have a Spec Power saddle and have put 18,500 miles on it, and I've never felt any digging. In...
Forum: Foo
04-04-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 659
Posted By Riveting

Yes, I also would consider 10X faster than a...

Yes, I also would consider 10X faster than a speeding bullet to be "pretty fast".
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,064
Posted By Riveting

And even in the "sub-5 hr 100mi ride", there's...

And even in the "sub-5 hr 100mi ride", there's the additional variable of total ascent. Doing a sub-5 in FLA as opposed to in the Northeast US, or Colorado, is a different thing.
Forum: Foo
04-01-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 839
Posted By Riveting

I'd rather eat ONE $11 burger from Five Guys,...

I'd rather eat ONE $11 burger from Five Guys, than ELEVEN $1 burgers from Mickey D's.
03-31-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By Riveting

I would also ask if this particular crank arm was...

I would also ask if this particular crank arm was bought used? If so, who knows, maybe it was in a crash prior to your ownership that put a lot of impact on the outside of the pedal which fractured...
Forum: Foo
03-25-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,304
Posted By Riveting

Even "better" continuity issues (if you want to...

Even "better" continuity issues (if you want to call it that) were with Poltergeist 3 as well as The Crow, where in both movies a main character (the little blonde girl Carol Ann in Poltergeist, and...
Forum: Foo
03-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,304
Posted By Riveting

That bike also has both rim AND disk brakes....

That bike also has both rim AND disk brakes. Apparently Ben needs a massive amount of stopping power.
03-24-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,025
Posted By Riveting

I relegated that bike (that I put 12,200 miles...

I relegated that bike (that I put 12,200 miles on) to Zwift when I got a Spec Roubaix that didn't have overlap for me. And I ultimately got rid of the bike a year ago, to a new rider that I expected...
03-24-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,025
Posted By Riveting

I learned the ratcheting method, because I had to...

I learned the ratcheting method, because I had to with that particular bike. But this type of ultra low speed U-turn occurred for me so infrequently that ratcheting wasn't instilled in me as a 2nd...
03-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,025
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes...

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes it a big deal" to me also, because I don't want it to happen, at all. The fact that we don't want it doesn't make us ignorant (that's just an absurd...
03-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Riveting

Oddly enough a massive saddle, and/or one with...

Oddly enough a massive saddle, and/or one with lots of padding can actually make you more uncomfortable, especially with numbness, since the padding can get bunched up down there and reduces blood...
03-23-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,025
Posted By Riveting

I'm no frame builder, but in general, a frame...

I'm no frame builder, but in general, a frame with a higher numbered head tube angle will donate to the cause of toe overlap, as well as less trail and fork rake, or a bottom bracket that's more...
03-22-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,517
Posted By Riveting

And even then, if those friends and acquaintances...

And even then, if those friends and acquaintances are not cyclists, they might just say "Why would you bother doing that, you must've been raising money for a good cause?", which is what was said to...
03-22-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,517
Posted By Riveting

Or take a looky loo at Amanda Coker, who did 236...

Or take a looky loo at Amanda Coker, who did 236 miles per day FOR A YEAR (https://www.bicycling.com/rides/a20038645/is-amanda-coker-for-real/).

As well as Steve Abraham who attempted 200 miles...
03-22-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,082
Posted By Riveting

You really shouldn't be riding with only one...

You really shouldn't be riding with only one brake if you can avoid it (and especially not just the rear, since the front does most of the work). If you ever need to stop quickly and you pulled...
Forum: Foo
03-21-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,046
Posted By Riveting

Any $15 Cab will typically do. Preferably not too...

Any $15 Cab will typically do. Preferably not too sweet, yet not too dry, typically served chilled. Josh, Decoy, Intrinsic, 19 Crimes, Apothic, and Duckhorn or Caymus (if the good stuff is needed for...
03-18-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By Riveting

A manufacturer will rarely tell you how to...

A manufacturer will rarely tell you how to install third party stuff, or how to circumvent their control software, since it will almost always void your warranty, and they don't want to be blamed for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By Riveting

I think 120psi on a 700x25 is way too high for a...

I think 120psi on a 700x25 is way too high for a 160 lb rider, unless the bike itself weighs 100 lbs. 85 - 90 psi is more like it for a 160 lb rider on a 25 lb bike.

In general, never use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Riveting

For aero position fitness I do lower back stuff...

For aero position fitness I do lower back stuff like "single leg active bridges" with 10-30 second isometric holds, as well as some tricep rope pulldowns with 5 second holds.
03-17-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Riveting

My current floor pump has been in service for ~7...

My current floor pump has been in service for ~7 yrs, and is used to top off the psi before just about every ride (Strava says 1,414 rides to date), and I haven't yet but I've considered re-lubing it...
03-17-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,117
Posted By Riveting

Here's for the other 77% of the smartphoners out...

Here's for the other 77% of the smartphoners out there: "OK Google....Take a Note....Brilliant Idea"
03-15-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Riveting

Still too many variables. The 0.6 mph avg. spd....

Still too many variables. The 0.6 mph avg. spd. delta between the two rides accounts for 16 watts. So with that alone you're down to just a 36 watt delta between the two rides. And then the wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 461,325
Posted By Riveting

^^ Extra points for the stems, cranks, Big/Little...

^^ Extra points for the stems, cranks, Big/Little (aka Biggie Smalls, although technically it's Biggie Smallish), no water bottle, no saddle bag. Taken by a true connoisseur. I'm also very partial...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 461,325
Posted By Riveting

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO ...

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO
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Cherry Creek Park, Centennial, CO...
03-11-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,413
Posted By Riveting

How do you: press down on the pump, press down on...

How do you: press down on the pump, press down on the opposite side of the tire, and flip the lever all at the same time with only two hands. I just make it easy on myself and use the nut, instead of...
03-11-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,413
Posted By Riveting

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some...

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some pumps need to be secured by pushing the pump down onto the stem with one hand, while the other hand has to flip the lever 90° to secure/squeeze the...
03-11-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
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Views: 4,389
Posted By Riveting

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe...

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe for me, I have studded Schwalbe 38's that do pretty well. It's being around the cagers while THEY have to maneuver THEIR vehicles in the snow/ice, while...
03-11-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,389
Posted By Riveting

Yup, after I said that the savings were based on...

Yup, after I said that the savings were based on the IRS mileage rate, I realized that the insurance and taxes were a bulk of that IRS figure, so it misrepresents the savings of riding instead of...
03-11-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,389
Posted By Riveting

Going completely car-free (and getting the $8.5k...

Going completely car-free (and getting the $8.5k annual savings that comes with that) is almost attainable for me, (in fact several years ago I was riding/commuting to work most days of the year...
03-10-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 4,389
Posted By Riveting

Some quick math shows my 29 MPG SUV, along with a...

Some quick math shows my 29 MPG SUV, along with a 27 mile Round Trip commute (probably pretty common numbers), would cost an extra ~$20 more per week ($4 more per day) if gas went from $4 to $8 per...
Forum: Foo
03-09-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,659
Posted By Riveting

Wearing an arbitrary piece of silk around your...

Wearing an arbitrary piece of silk around your neck shows respect for the situation? So not wearing it means you don't respect the situation. That makes little sense. I think the way we actually...
03-08-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,341
Posted By Riveting

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike...

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike (https://hilltopperbikes.com/product/hilltopper-discover-electric-gravel-road-bike-belt-drive/) that's very similar: belt-drive, flat bar, mech. disc brakes,...
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,183
Posted By Riveting

I had never seen a can cooler before. Oh, and it...

I had never seen a can cooler before. Oh, and it has a 5 Star rating on Amazon (after 19,000 ratings!!!). This will help me replenish my fluids after a long ride.

BTW I ride Conti GP 28's on my...
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,291
Posted By Riveting

There is hard proof that life exists, RIGHT HERE....

There is hard proof that life exists, RIGHT HERE. So the question should be "What proof is there that life DOESN'T exist elsewhere?" I know of no facts to support that position.

In the vastness...
03-07-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,663
Posted By Riveting

I do agree that mtb singletrack is where I have...

I do agree that mtb singletrack is where I have the vast majority of my crashes/falls, all of which are solo (unless you include the tree). It's not a question of IF I'll come home bleeding, the...
03-07-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,663
Posted By Riveting

But be aware that bike paths (aka Multi Use...

But be aware that bike paths (aka Multi Use Paths) are full of outdoor enthusiasts of all ability and etiquette levels: cyclists, runners, walkers, skateboarders, rollerbladers, dog walkers with long...
03-07-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,910
Posted By Riveting

AWD bike. Solution looking for a problem?

I certainly admire the engineering of this AWD bike, but is it simply an over-engineered solution looking for a problem? But if the market for it are those just looking to get attention, then it hits...
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