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08-08-22, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Eric F

This has also been my experience. The quality of...

This has also been my experience. The quality of the rider (not just power capabilities) is much more of a consideration than the value of the bike.
08-08-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

How sad. While youíre attempting to justify why...

How sad. While youíre attempting to justify why spending your day whacking away with a tool considered obsolete before you were born is a good idea, Iíd rather use a modern efficient tool that allows...
08-08-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

Will waxing help me win sprints to the next...

Will waxing help me win sprints to the next dumpster?
08-08-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

Mine was a big square bottle. Jack Daniels and...

Mine was a big square bottle. Jack Daniels and Diet Pepsi are my go-to weekend evening beverage.

I've never done a mineral spirits chain wash before. I usually just run my chain through one of...
08-08-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

I did that this past weekend. However, I won't...

I did that this past weekend. However, I won't be flinging it into a dumpster until it's completely empty.
08-08-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

Beng has made his position very clear. If you...

Beng has made his position very clear. If you buy a bike that was made in this century, and are not capable of racing and winning at the highest levels of competition, you are a sucker, a poser, and...
08-08-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By Eric F

12 miles in 38.04 seconds? :eek: If your data is...

12 miles in 38.04 seconds? :eek: If your data is correct, you do indeed have the world's fastest MTB. I definitely recommend wearing a helmet.
08-08-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By Eric F

It seems to be working. When I ride my new bike,...

It seems to be working. When I ride my new bike, I smile a lot and feel full of joy.

My friend that I've been riding with on the west side rides a lightweight hardtail, too, but doesn't have a...
08-08-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By Eric F

I could have stuck with my 23-year-old Trek 9900...

I could have stuck with my 23-year-old Trek 9900 for free. It took me on the same roads and trails. In fact, there's a couple of PRs I set on my singlespeed that I haven't beaten on the new bike. ...
08-08-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,003
Posted By Eric F

I used to think like you where I thought I didn't...

I used to think like you where I thought I didn't need a dropper because "I got skillz!" Then I actually experienced the difference for myself in the real world.

I started riding MTBs in the...
08-08-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Eric F

Risky? No. There's nothing "risky" about a...

Risky? No. There's nothing "risky" about a newer groupset on that frame. That said, a frame of that quality begs to be dressed with high-quality parts. I would have a hard time putting anything...
08-08-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 887
Posted By Eric F

No. No. No. It's not only dangerous, but...

No. No. No.

It's not only dangerous, but also violation of the vehicle codes which govern how bicycles are to be operated on the roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Yes. Latigo Canyon is further west, but it's the...

Yes. Latigo Canyon is further west, but it's the same range of mountains, and overlooks the same water.
08-08-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 194,839
Posted By Eric F

Saturday Dirt Therapy...Sullivan Ridge Rd -...

Saturday Dirt Therapy...Sullivan Ridge Rd - Farmers Ridge/Bent Arrow singletrack - Dirt Mullholland to The Hub - Backbone Trail to Will Rogers Park. Longest MTB ride in a very long time, and my buddy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Saturday dirt therapy. Overlooking Santa Monica...

Saturday dirt therapy. Overlooking Santa Monica Bay from Backbone Trail (Los Angeles)...
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08-08-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

Psssssst. YOU still don't get it. There are...

Psssssst. YOU still don't get it.

There are a lot of people - including myself and most of the people I ride with - who have been riding long enough, at a high enough level, to recognize and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Group rides are one of my main social outlets,...

Group rides are one of my main social outlets, and I much prefer riding on the road with a group than solo. If I'm riding alone, it's most likely going to be on my MTB.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

The jersey will be used on my MTB, mostly. Also,...

The jersey will be used on my MTB, mostly. Also, most of my road miles are with groups of 10+ riders, so not being seen isnít a big issue. I have a variety of options for different situations.
08-07-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Eric F

I have a 612 14cm that came with a used road bike...

I have a 612 14cm that came with a used road bike I bought a little while back. For me, the saddle is excellent. As usual with saddles, perfect for one person is torture for another.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Did my time this weekend. Got my discount....

Did my time this weekend. Got my discount. Ordered a Pro II jersey in sage green. It will pair nicely with the grey bibs I have on the way from Neopro. If Le Col does these discounts on a regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

I didn't know about the Le Col challenge. I just...

I didn't know about the Le Col challenge. I just signed up for the current one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

I saw that. I agree that it's not a topic for...

I saw that. I agree that it's not a topic for here.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

I follow Dee Snider on Twitter. It's comical how...

I follow Dee Snider on Twitter. It's comical how often people try to explain to him the meaning of the lyrics of a song he wrote.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

5/6 for me today.

5/6 for me today.
08-05-22, 09:53 AM
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Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

I'm still trying to figure it out, beng. Are you...

I'm still trying to figure it out, beng. Are you willfully ignorant, trying to justify your own preferences/limitation, or just a troll?
08-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,072
Posted By Eric F

Really? I thought the mullet fad was fading out.

Really? I thought the mullet fad was fading out.
08-04-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By Eric F

I've certainly had my share of moments when I've...

I've certainly had my share of moments when I've been irritated by drivers...

...but then I remember that they are protected inside a reinforced and motorized 5000 lb box, and I'm wearing lycra...
08-04-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Eric F

My stable of bikes includes machines from 1977 to...

My stable of bikes includes machines from 1977 to 2019. Some get ridden a lot. Some not very much. All of them are in good condition and rideable right now. For me, the building/restoring is an...
08-04-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 41,214
Posted By Eric F

I guess I'm a chump. I prefer to buy new bottles...

I guess I'm a chump. I prefer to buy new bottles of liquor that haven't been taste-tested by an unknown source and left in a dumpster. Today, I spent an obscene amount of money on a MTB tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. We have a place in my area that...

Agreed. We have a place in my area that specializes in dishes from the Yucatan area. Their cochinita pibil is fantastic.

For those who enjoy food TV shows and tacos, watch "Taco Chronicles" on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

That concept could be done well...or it could be...

That concept could be done well...or it could be a mess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Not yet.

Not yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

I've been told multiple times that I'm too much.

I've been told multiple times that I'm too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

I enjoy elevated Mexican dishes on occasion, but...

I enjoy elevated Mexican dishes on occasion, but most often, I'm going after simple tacos with good quality ingredients.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

There's so much good Mexican food in my area,...

There's so much good Mexican food in my area, it's kind of nutty. A couple of weeks ago, I tried a taco place that had been there for a couple of years, but I hadn't been to yet. It was fantastic,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

I've historically been a Giro wearer, but when in...

I've historically been a Giro wearer, but when in the market for a helmet not long ago, I went to one of the larger LBSs in the area and tried on a wide range - Giro, Spec, Lazer, POC, MET, Kask, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Hit a new-to-me, hole-in-the-wall, Mexican place...

Hit a new-to-me, hole-in-the-wall, Mexican place for lunch today. Food was good, and I will be back.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Bring a jacket for the trip down.

Bring a jacket for the trip down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

This ^^^

This ^^^
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

:wtf:

:wtf:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Didn't hurt a bit. - Dodgers fan

Didn't hurt a bit.

- Dodgers fan
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Well played.

Well played.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Apparently, datlas lies, too. So does his cat.

Apparently, datlas lies, too. So does his cat.
08-03-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,310
Posted By Eric F

Regarding training vs. exercising...In my younger...

Regarding training vs. exercising...In my younger days, I spent a dozen years racing bikes - road, MTB, and CX. For almost all of that, every non-race ride was training to go faster and/or farther. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Is your shirt a reference to your body position...

Is your shirt a reference to your body position or untrue statements?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 410 4/6. Yesterday was 6/6.

Wordle 410 4/6.

Yesterday was 6/6.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 37,898
Posted By Eric F

I was expecting to have to use a chain tensioner,...

I was expecting to have to use a chain tensioner, but it happened to work out very nicely. With a new chain, it is a little tight, but it stretched out pretty quickly and is perfect now.
08-02-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,072
Posted By Eric F

I don't think anyone is arguing, but rather...

I don't think anyone is arguing, but rather sharing information that you might not be aware of to help improve your knowledge. I'm aware (as others may be) that you're new-ish to cycling. The reason...
08-01-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,072
Posted By Eric F

I would suggest taking with some other ladies who...

I would suggest taking with some other ladies who are serious cyclists about what they do and why.

I look at my cycling bibs the same as underwear - wash after every use.
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