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09-16-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,600
Posted By Riveting

I'm also in the market for a commuter ebike in...

I'm also in the market for a commuter ebike in the $4-5k price range, though my commute is hilly so a mid-drive seems to be the recommended drivetrain. I'm currently using a 250watt front hub, and I...
09-15-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By Riveting

Multiple times I've had my commuter battery die...

Multiple times I've had my commuter battery die mid-ride (always due to me forgetting to charge it) and with a bunch of moderate climbing remaining, and I learned to Adapt and Overcome to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 435
Posted By Riveting

So you recommend a newbie indoor rider to buy an...

So you recommend a newbie indoor rider to buy an entire wheel, cassette, and tire, on top of performing the wheel swapping process (potentially every other day) if they ride indoors and outdoors...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 435
Posted By Riveting

Why not just use your existing 11spd wheel,...

Why not just use your existing 11spd wheel, there's really no need for a dedicated wheel. And there's no need for a trainer tire, unless you happen to have a knobby tire or something.
09-13-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 980
Posted By Riveting

I'm actually in the process of looking for a...

I'm actually in the process of looking for a replacement for my Mini Cooper Clubman with a smallish vehicle that can store a bike(s) upright (with front wheels removed), and every article discussing...
09-10-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,071
Posted By Riveting

AFAIK, Local Legend simply means you had the most...

AFAIK, Local Legend simply means you had the most attempts in the last 30, 60, or 90 days or whatever it is, but not that you did any of those attempts more quickly than anyone else did. I think it's...
09-10-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 933
Posted By Riveting

First post about a non-cycling specific question,...

First post about a non-cycling specific question, and then deleted the content of the OP? Hey, Welcome to my block list.
09-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Riveting

Do they also confiscate cars that CAN go faster...

Do they also confiscate cars that CAN go faster than the speed limit?

Do they also confiscate human-powered bikes that DO go faster than the speed limit?
08-27-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By Riveting

I put a reminder on my calendar for next June,...

I put a reminder on my calendar for next June, that should give me enough time to train for it and hopefully get a PR. Some consistent trips up Deer Creek Canyon to the schoolhouse should help.
08-26-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

Nobody strives to be a serious clown, do they?

Nobody strives to be a serious clown, do they?
08-26-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By Riveting

I'd be up for that (pun intended).

I'd be up for that (pun intended).
08-26-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

Quiet please, scratch golfer on the forum! ...

Quiet please, scratch golfer on the forum!

You're correct about etiquette, and made me realize that I forgot to mention that in my informal tongue-in-cheek list of things that make a "serious"...
08-26-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,125
Posted By Riveting

Have you ever tried clip-on aero bars? I will...

Have you ever tried clip-on aero bars? I will only do centuries if I have my Profile Design aerobars (https://profile-design.com/collections/aluminium-aerobars) installed (there's many designs to...
08-26-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking,...

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking, so you're clearly not a serious rider.
08-26-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By Riveting

I just attempted a summit from Echo Lake 4 days...

I just attempted a summit from Echo Lake 4 days ago. I made it to 13,100' and had to abort due to 35+ mph gusty crosswinds that were blowing me into the lane of traffic (thankfully no cars were...
08-26-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

From what I've seen on BF, you're arguably one of...

From what I've seen on BF, you're arguably one of the most "serious" cyclists here, and with a high level of material knowledge that I (and probably most others here) can appreciate and learn a great...
08-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

Yes, I personally discount the "serious" label...

Yes, I personally discount the "serious" label when it comes to hobbies in general, but as long as labels continue to exist and continue to be discussed by those hobbyists, then there will always be...
08-26-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

I bought the same Revelate gastank top tube bag...

I bought the same Revelate gastank top tube bag recently for my (new to me) gravel bike that has top tube screw mounts, and I found out really quickly that the bag is a little too firm and sits back...
08-26-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

Here's my take on "serious", I could actually...

Here's my take on "serious", I could actually care less about "serious" labels, but if we're going to discuss them, let's discuss:

Self-proclaimed serious cyclist here (road, gravel, mtb, and...
08-26-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,203
Posted By Riveting

Everything is in the jersey pockets, whether...

Everything is in the jersey pockets, whether road, mtb, gravel, or commuting, and I've crashed at least once while doing each, and nothing has ever fallen out...yet. Cell in right rear jersey pocket...
08-24-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,865
Posted By Riveting

bad form is one thing, but "knees over toes" may...

bad form is one thing, but "knees over toes" may not be as "not good" as you have been trained to believe. Knees Over Toes guy on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGybO-bWZ3W6URh42sdMQiw)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 851
Posted By Riveting

Got these Bontrager Rhythm a few years ago, wish...

Got these Bontrager Rhythm a few years ago, wish I had bought a spare pair. Soft rubbery grip when walking on uneven rocky surfaces, slightly armored in the toe area, BOA, and high padding on the...
08-20-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Riveting

I also get "white rigid straps" due to salt...

I also get "white rigid straps" due to salt buildup, as well as rigid half-finger gloves. I knew I couldn't be the only one.
08-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,044
Posted By Riveting

I put ~2,000 miles on my mtb since 2017, and I've...

I put ~2,000 miles on my mtb since 2017, and I've never once flatted. 2.3" tubeless with Stan's. Once, I did burp out half the air when the tire bead got pushed on while going thru a rock garden at 1...
08-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,350
Posted By Riveting

It's likely you're Overreaching...

It's likely you're Overreaching (https://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/fulltext/2015/03000/overreaching_overtraining__more_is_not_always.4.aspx). Been there, done that. For me it sucked worse...
08-19-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Riveting

42 is the answer

42 is the answer
08-18-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,777
Posted By Riveting

Location is currently undecided, but somewhere...

Location is currently undecided, but somewhere that I can get it to a large enough size to support realistic chain links, possibly actual 1:1 size links (KMC or Shimano not decided yet either, but...
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 15,729
Posted By Riveting

Great question. I simply assumed that the bots...

Great question. I simply assumed that the bots are programmed to avoid an accident, in the best way possible, and in ways other than simply applying full brakes, such as swerving around the obstacle...
08-16-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,777
Posted By Riveting

This ^^

This ^^
08-16-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,777
Posted By Riveting

Agreed, getting a tatt of your best friend (the...

Agreed, getting a tatt of your best friend (the granny gear) is a sweet sentiment (mine's a 34!). And I kind of thought of "love of bikes" as a poll option, but I figured we all love bikes here, but...
08-16-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,777
Posted By Riveting

Again, I'm not saying the tatt is itself...

Again, I'm not saying the tatt is itself representative of the milestone itself, but that the 100,000 mile milestone is what personally triggered you to get a tatt of, let's just say, an...
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 15,729
Posted By Riveting

There is room for more than one question here,...

There is room for more than one question here, possibly 1000's of questions. The reduction in the human driver based bad events will be so overwhelming that the bot tech is bound to...
08-16-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,777
Posted By Riveting

I wasn't saying the tatt would be the actual...

I wasn't saying the tatt would be the actual mileage milestone ridden, or a tatt stating how many bikes you currently own, or have owned in your life, that would be odd since the number is always...
Forum: Foo
08-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 15,729
Posted By Riveting

Up until the very last line, I thought for sure...

Up until the very last line, I thought for sure you were commenting on the distinct advantages of the human drivers over the bots. I didn't realize the current gen. of driverless bots could recognize...
08-16-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,777
Posted By Riveting

Cycling Tattoo?

I'm getting ready to get inked with my first cycling specific tatt, and was wondering what prompted others to get one. Feel free to submit a pic of it.

Edit: BTW, within the last 2 years I've...
08-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By Riveting

Nice!, and good choice doing it on a Thursday,...

Nice!, and good choice doing it on a Thursday, since you probably avoided most of the crowds. In the last ~35,000 miles of riding, the only time I've ever come in contact with a car was while going...
08-09-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,848
Posted By Riveting

I believe mosquitos are attracted to the CO2 in...

I believe mosquitos are attracted to the CO2 in your exhale, so the simple answer is to stop breathing.
08-06-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By Riveting

It goes without saying that any external pressure...

It goes without saying that any external pressure on the HRM would make it sit tighter/closer to the skin. I bet a strip of medical tape to secure the HRM would gain even better (or possibly the...
08-06-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,190
Posted By Riveting

Saddle with a cutout, and the nose tilted...

Saddle with a cutout, and the nose tilted slightly down worked for my member numbness.
08-06-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,663
Posted By Riveting

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit...

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit on while doing the repair. Grass, bench, large rock, give me something...anything other than squatting and squeezing the blood out of the legs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,575
Posted By Riveting

I do outdoors rides similar to you, and I also...

I do outdoors rides similar to you, and I also feel more leg fatigue when riding on Zwift (given the same duration of exercise as outdoors). Some say it's because we aren't engaging any of the...
08-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,580
Posted By Riveting

On 32's I've done the D2R2 180k...

On 32's I've done the D2R2 180k (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2989117) with ~13k' of dirt descent, and I wish I had a bit more width due to the consistent braking needed to control myself on the...
08-03-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By Riveting

My setup (seamless and effortless if you like...

My setup (seamless and effortless if you like viewing your ride details in Strava):

Garmin >> Bluetooth >> Phone >> GarminConnect App >> Garmin Connect uploads data to Garmin Website >> Garmin...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,453
Posted By Riveting

Don't FIND time to do an event you want to do,...

Don't FIND time to do an event you want to do, MAKE time!
08-02-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,023
Posted By Riveting

HIIT with a power meter is incredibly effective...

HIIT with a power meter is incredibly effective since it allows you to make very precise incremental improvements. The first few years I owned a PM, my 9 mile one-way commute (35 mins.) was a HIIT...
08-02-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,806
Posted By Riveting

Coming from a guy (who's a year away from 50 but...

Coming from a guy (who's a year away from 50 but lurks here to get a sneak peek of my future) who has done 325 miles in 24 hrs not that many years ago, I'm now enjoying 20-40 miles rides far more...
08-02-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By Riveting

Yes, in the early 90's my grandfather and I (late...

Yes, in the early 90's my grandfather and I (late teens at the time) picked up a steal (pun intended) Diamondback rigid mtb (what we now call hybrid?) for chump change at a police auction. It worked...
07-30-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,523
Posted By Riveting

Thanks for recommending using Google to search...

Thanks for recommending using Google to search BF, I never thought of doing it that way. It looks like the syntax to have Google search BF is: site:bikeforums.net buying new vs. used...
07-30-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,523
Posted By Riveting

I sometimes find the BF Search tool to be...

I sometimes find the BF Search tool to be useless, like this time.

How would YOU go about searching for threads about buying used vs. buying new? If I Advance Search just titles for "new used", I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By Riveting

The same fear of unknown cracks in the helmet...

The same fear of unknown cracks in the helmet also makes me fear the carbon frame, forks, or bars having the same unknown cracks. Thankfully that helmet was retired and replaced due to the...
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