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10-24-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 413
Posted By ericcox

We ride here and there. I am on a cross bike - I...

We ride here and there. I am on a cross bike - I have a 38 on the front, but the rear clearance is quite limited; I have a 33 on it. The west side at gateway is definitely manageable - I did the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,632
Posted By ericcox

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the...

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the Varia is the one that I would immediately replace if it stopped functioning. While I occasionally get annoyed when it is beeping constantly in high...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,632
Posted By ericcox

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm...

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm a huge introvert, but if someone can hop on my wheel and hold it, fine. If they don't greet me, I'll usually say something to them. If someone passes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,309
Posted By ericcox

There are a number of these rides in our area....

There are a number of these rides in our area. I've done a few - depending on the size, there is usually a sizable group up front that you can organize into a decent rotating pace line. At the bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,099
Posted By ericcox

A primary road bike, a cross/gravel bike, and a...

A primary road bike, a cross/gravel bike, and a backup road bike I have set up for my son, but that I can have ready to go in a few minutes if needed. So 3. I am considering a less race focused...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 386,456
Posted By ericcox

I have no strategy and really don't care about...

I have no strategy and really don't care about winning most of the time - I do races and group rides to push myself and will frequently find myself on the front because I find it to be more fun.*
...
06-12-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,157
Posted By ericcox

If anyone isn't familiar with Lael Wilcox's ultra...

If anyone isn't familiar with Lael Wilcox's ultra endurance exploits, do a quick search. Unbound XL was short for her. She's an absolute beast.

There's a GCN+ film on ultra endurance with Jenny...
06-05-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,934
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.
06-02-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,866
Posted By ericcox

I picked up a canyon inflite cross bike as I...

I picked up a canyon inflite cross bike as I couldn't find a new in stock gravel bike in my area * at my price point, and every used bike I contacted the seller about was sold before I could see it....
05-31-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,938
Posted By ericcox

There aren't many long climbs around here, though...

There aren't many long climbs around here, though we have some short, punchy climbs and rolling terrain. I run a 44 X 11-32 for most rides / commuting and a 44 X 11-25 for fast, short stuff with low...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,955
Posted By ericcox

They claim the rechargeable battery should last...

They claim the rechargeable battery should last for several years (I believe they claim 500 charge cycles at a minimum). I've only had mine since last September. I ride a fair amount - I average...
05-24-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 311,310
Posted By ericcox

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,405
Posted By ericcox

I can't be the only one who is often thinking...

I can't be the only one who is often thinking about what the next bike will be even if a) I love my current bike(s); and b) have no intention of making a purchase for another few years. Do I care...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,859
Posted By ericcox

I have the duos. At current prices, I'd probably...

I have the duos. At current prices, I'd probably just get the uno. You trade a little accuracy for the price, but the reality is that while I do use the power data, both for training and pacing, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,007
Posted By ericcox

So sad - glad it served you well. Is / was...

So sad - glad it served you well.

Is / was NC State in the ACCC with UVA, West Virginia, VA Tech, etc.? I seem to remember they were - I raced very briefly for UVA when I was in grad school in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,293
Posted By ericcox

I don't think it will make that much difference...

I don't think it will make that much difference in stiffness. Until recent years, most bikes were QR and were plenty stiff. That said, one way to think about it is whether you plan to keep this bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,405
Posted By ericcox

What about an Aurum (https://aurumbikes.com/)? I...

What about an Aurum (https://aurumbikes.com/)? I have no first hand experience, but the reviews have been good and I think it looks gorgeous. I want to live vicariously through someone as I won't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,428
Posted By ericcox

I'm running 26mm PZeros Race TLR on FFWD RYOT 55...

I'm running 26mm PZeros Race TLR on FFWD RYOT 55 rims. They are hooked. Well, now a mullet with PZero on front and a GP5000 on the back. The GP5000s are a pain to mount. To mount the rear (which was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,428
Posted By ericcox

I cut a sidewall on a Pirelli set up tubeless....

I cut a sidewall on a Pirelli set up tubeless. Reinstalled the gp5000s I took off and remembered instantly why the new set on the shelf is Pirelli. Such a pain in the ass relative to my admittedly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By ericcox

I used a Strava coupon last year to buy a pair of...

I used a Strava coupon last year to buy a pair of Le Col bibs. I loved them so much I used a second coupon to buy a second pair. I've worn them on two centuries, gravel rides, etc. They are my go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By ericcox

This is interesting. I cut a sidewall yesterday...

This is interesting. I cut a sidewall yesterday on a long ride including some terrible pavement. The cut was big enough that it wouldn't seal - but the tire stayed seated and the rim was protected....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By ericcox

I did not realize how much I would appreciate...

I did not realize how much I would appreciate controlling my Garmin from the hoods. When I use the Garmin on a non-Di2 bike, I always mash the top of the hood a few times before I remember I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,905
Posted By ericcox

Yes, PZero Race TLR in 26mm. I'm a huge fan of...

Yes, PZero Race TLR in 26mm. I'm a huge fan of them so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By ericcox

I was just thinking about the used Canyon Inflite...

I was just thinking about the used Canyon Inflite Al I just picked up, the light single track / gravel / road ride I used it on today, and how much fun that was.
As to moving to speedplay, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,722
Posted By ericcox

Thank you for the responses. I definitely find...

Thank you for the responses. I definitely find the Assiomas harder to clip into than my old Keo pedals - they do spin if you miss. Very annoying. I've been using aftermarket cleats with little rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,293
Posted By ericcox

I really hope these bikes work out for you. For...

I really hope these bikes work out for you. For limited riding, they very well might. When people were reacting about the quality of these bikes, it wasn't a shot at you; it was an attempt to explain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,905
Posted By ericcox

I went ahead and mounted the rear one as well...

I went ahead and mounted the rear one as well before a ~77 mile ride on some pretty rough roads Saturday. Getting it to seat took a little more time than the front, but I still managed it with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,293
Posted By ericcox

To OP - I get that looks matter. I have a bike...

To OP - I get that looks matter. I have a bike that I bought in no small part because I loved the looks -- but that bike was also from a reputable company with full Ultregra that I bought in person....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,905
Posted By ericcox

Thought I'd resurrect this. Last weekend, I got a...

Thought I'd resurrect this. Last weekend, I got a pretty deep cut on my front gp5000. my fault - I ride some pretty terrible roads, and happily incorporate light gravel roads. I can probably pinpoint...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
Posted By ericcox

I'm using a 530 - I really don't miss the...

I'm using a 530 - I really don't miss the features on the 830 or 1030+. That said, the UI is a bit clunky when you do have to do something using the buttons. If you have Di2 with dfly, on any of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,893
Posted By ericcox

It really depends on the hill, the road...

It really depends on the hill, the road conditions, and the bike. On a fairly straight descent I ride regularly, 40+ is no big deal. On another descent with bad pavement and a blind corner, I keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,734
Posted By ericcox

If you can afford it and want new wheels while...

If you can afford it and want new wheels while waiting to save up for a nicer road bike, go for it. Some really great advice I've seen on this board from time to time is any upgrade is worth it if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By ericcox

GCN actually did a pretty good episode on this. ...

GCN actually did a pretty good episode on this.

https://youtu.be/KHu0rkQ1QJM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,905
Posted By ericcox

Counterpoint - while the stealth look may be...

Counterpoint - while the stealth look may be going out, that bike is simply gorgeous.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,905
Posted By ericcox

My non-tubeless Rubino Pros (the Graphene 2.0) I...

My non-tubeless Rubino Pros (the Graphene 2.0) I had were pretty difficult to mount - I got one on without tools, the other took a bit of profanity/levers. Not sure how this would translate to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,905
Posted By ericcox

I'm in the same boat. I'm on 25s. A lot of my...

I'm in the same boat. I'm on 25s. A lot of my usual roads are pretty rough, so I was looking for a good mix of puncture resistance / performance. So far, they are very comfortable, though I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,007
Posted By ericcox

Back in the day I used maps to plan new rides,...

Back in the day I used maps to plan new rides, and would even write out cue sheets for really complicated new routes with lots of turns. I also didn't have a cellphone. But technology advanced, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 386,456
Posted By ericcox

Oh my. This thread started back when I was...

Oh my. This thread started back when I was originally active on here. I was away for a decade and now it's back. I rejoined right around the time of P-Cad's death - purely coincidentally. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,181
Posted By ericcox

If I have learned anything in life, it is to...

If I have learned anything in life, it is to never make absolute statements. Things change in unpredictable ways. Except the absolute edict against absolutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,998
Posted By ericcox

A little below that budget are the new FFWD RYOT...

A little below that budget are the new FFWD RYOT wheels. I just got a set of RYOT 55s with the DT Swiss 350 hubs; those with 240s run about 1900 I think. I've got a few rides of varying distance on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,181
Posted By ericcox

My 2021 Prince takes an interesting approach in...

My 2021 Prince takes an interesting approach in that the Di2 wires and brake hoses are completely hidden; they run through the stem / headtube. The handlebar, however, is swappable (as is the stem)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By ericcox

This was a fun story. We visited the big island...

This was a fun story. We visited the big island last year (just before the pandemic), and I absolutely regret not renting a bike, though my son and I did do some running. We drove to the visitor's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,806
Posted By ericcox

I had never needed a shop to mount tires for me...

I had never needed a shop to mount tires for me in 20+ years of riding, but the tire / rim combo I just got proved to be difficult. I could have fought it and probably won, but decided going to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,533,158
Posted By ericcox

New wheels (birthday/anniversary present)

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By ericcox

I feel like these days if there is a bike...

I feel like these days if there is a bike available in your size, discounted no less (and that seems like a fair price), you should go for it if you are interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 20,215
Posted By ericcox

5586, most of that since June (got back into...

5586, most of that since June (got back into cycling as my primary sport again). Subtract about 500 indoor miles if you like. And I'm about 45 miles from finishing the Rapha 500 challenge.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,659
Posted By ericcox

I kind of agree with both of these. I'm very new...

I kind of agree with both of these. I'm very new to using a PM on my outdoor bike. I definitely prefer indoors for very set workouts based on zones, but I find the data on outdoor rides very useful...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,518
Posted By ericcox

As a professional political scientist...

As a professional political scientist (international relations Ph.D.), I hate to ever defend an economist, but economics and political science are both often beset by a few problems in studying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,015
Posted By ericcox

I've never had something this egregious. I've...

I've never had something this egregious. I've definitely had my share of made up excuses and plagiarism cases (my favorite is a student denying plagiarism when you show them the original article,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,093
Posted By ericcox

I'm new to Di2 - only had my new bike for a...

I'm new to Di2 - only had my new bike for a little over 3 weeks (since Nov 20) / 400 or so miles. I've been playing with the shifting options and think I finally have it where I want it - it is...
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