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Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bassmanbob

If I did an ACA trip, I'd want to do an...

If I did an ACA trip, I'd want to do an unsupported trip. It's an ego thing for me. I want to do my own work getting across the continent. I would like to share the experience with a friend, but...
Forum: Touring
09-05-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bassmanbob

A number of people have suggested doing the tour...

A number of people have suggested doing the tour in sections. While this is something I would consider, my current vacation time is spent with my wife. She has 2.5 months off each summer and a week...
Forum: Touring
09-05-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bassmanbob

Yeah. I plan to cook, but I plan to cook real...

Yeah. I plan to cook, but I plan to cook real food. I'm not much of a Ramen and boxed mac-n-cheese guy. My plan was to eat a simple breakfast like coffee and oatmeal with some sort of protein most...
Forum: Touring
09-05-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,768
Posted By Bassmanbob

No. I can't trust another person to do what I do...

No. I can't trust another person to do what I do for 4 months.
I have considered joining an ACA group if needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,173
Posted By Bassmanbob

Yep! I should have listened to you. I biked...

Yep! I should have listened to you. I biked with four 21 oz. bottles (3 electrolytes and 1 water), a top tube bag filled with 7 extra servings of my electrolyte powder, two Cliff bars and one Shot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,173
Posted By Bassmanbob

I started this thread specifically for a...

I started this thread specifically for a challenging ride for me, which is now in two weeks: Ride Across Wisconsin (RAW). I plan to do the one day full option, which is 235 miles with either 8,500...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,173
Posted By Bassmanbob

When riding with others, I'm not going to cause...

When riding with others, I'm not going to cause everyone to stop and wait for me to do this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,998
Posted By Bassmanbob

That looks like a cool ride, but 1,200 km may be...

That looks like a cool ride, but 1,200 km may be a bit more than I can chew at this time. I am usually limited with how much time I can take off for these cycling mini-vacations. My wife has three...
12-03-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 530
Posted By Bassmanbob

yes!!!

yes!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Bassmanbob

Tubeless Problems Resolved

A couple of months ago, I started a thread titled, Tubeless Problems. Here's the link in case you want to go through it. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1256622-tubeless-problems.html

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bassmanbob

UPDATE: My LBS owner has been working with me,...

UPDATE: My LBS owner has been working with me, as expected. We were going to retape the rear wheel today together. I know he would do it right and this would provide me an opportunity to learn as...
09-10-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,315
Posted By Bassmanbob

I love my 2015 Trek 520. I use it more for...

I love my 2015 Trek 520. I use it more for commuting, but I've done two short tours on it too. I love that bike. It's heavy but loves to roll. I like to describe it as a nimble tank.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bassmanbob

I understand what you are saying. Thanks.

I understand what you are saying. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,479
Posted By Bassmanbob

The whole bike is new (end of June), so the...

The whole bike is new (end of June), so the set-up is since then. I just received an Enve package of new tape and stems. I'll replace them all this weekend when I have time.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By Bassmanbob

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/cdf62de0_94b8_4ade_b7ab_16e581dba057_d6cdd0be12b508b81725b51e205503d40e01630e.jpeg
Who are you calling a gorilla?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 31,769
Posted By Bassmanbob

And this is why I prefer dogs.

And this is why I prefer dogs.
02-11-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,577
Posted By Bassmanbob

Thatís what I thought when I saw it.

Thatís what I thought when I saw it.
02-10-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,577
Posted By Bassmanbob

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/86540afd_8128_499f_a71e_9c7201a5196c_07bddf38f62ccfb48ca85b42ac61d4e31471288f.jpeg...
02-10-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,577
Posted By Bassmanbob

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e9672b24_2157_4faa_a3c5_65b25923c4ed_bf94f6fe75a146ba69d72062620d29bfb98276bb.jpeg
Hereís a picture I took three or four years ago.
02-06-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,228
Posted By Bassmanbob

OMG! Want!!! Just take my money! Just take it!...

OMG! Want!!! Just take my money! Just take it! go ahead!
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,689
Posted By Bassmanbob

It's 7 PM, after an hour of waiting, and I...

It's 7 PM, after an hour of waiting, and I haven't heard any thunder. See ya!

No. I didn't eat any of her chocolate.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,689
Posted By Bassmanbob

Stranded at Work

I changed into my cycling gear, turned on my Garmin and walked out the door... CRASH! A thunderstorm started right as I was leaving.

I bicycle commute twice a week to work, three times if I can,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 31,769
Posted By Bassmanbob

I don't own a No.22 nor have I tried one. That...

I don't own a No.22 nor have I tried one. That was the brand I was going to purchase but I ruled them out based on some mixed reviews. I have seen excellent reviews of theirs and some not so great....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 31,769
Posted By Bassmanbob

As the thread starter, I just noticed this thread...

As the thread starter, I just noticed this thread was revived. Thank you for all of your comments. In October, I put a deposit on a Moots Vamoots Disc RSL with a brush finish and gold anodized...
12-30-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By Bassmanbob

Sorry to hear about your loss. It's a bit close...

Sorry to hear about your loss. It's a bit close to home for me... kind of-- eventually. I'm 56, and my riding buddy is twenty years my senior. He continues to ride with our local cycling club and...
12-24-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,096
Posted By Bassmanbob

I can't say just one. I have three very...

I can't say just one. I have three very meaningful rides this year that were epic for different reasons.

1. Three day local tour with my buddy, Pepe. We both want to do bicycle touring but...
12-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,767
Posted By Bassmanbob

I read the first 15 posts, but here's my take on...

I read the first 15 posts, but here's my take on this. You road the bike one time... on a trainer... in three years. I would never sell a bike after one uncomfortable ride under those conditions. ...
12-04-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,286
Posted By Bassmanbob

What motivates me: 1. I feel like I'm 15...

What motivates me:
1. I feel like I'm 15 years-old again when I'm on my bike... when I'm not climbing, at least.
2. I love the idea that I'm getting from point A to point B with only my power. The...
12-04-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bassmanbob

Without reading all of the posts- I did read...

Without reading all of the posts- I did read yours- I just put a down payment on a new bike and went with the Ultegra group set. It's a lot of money for only a small amount of weight, and I couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,435
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was at a SAG stop during the second day of a...

I was at a SAG stop during the second day of a two day right. I was hungry and tired... and then this happened.

They were making home made PB&J sandwiches and they also had oatmeal raisin...
11-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By Bassmanbob

I had IT Band syndrome when I first started...

I had IT Band syndrome when I first started riding in 2014. I found out I had my saddle too high. I lowered it, did physical therapy and it got better soon. I must admit I got medical attention...
11-06-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Bassmanbob

Good luck! I'm looking forward to your build...

Good luck! I'm looking forward to your build thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 984,981
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm not usually a fan of purple on a bike, but...

I'm not usually a fan of purple on a bike, but Man! That is one sexy bike!
10-19-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm assuming you meant 8 miles west of A1A. 8...

I'm assuming you meant 8 miles west of A1A. 8 miles east of A1A, and you would be at the bottom of the ocean.
10-16-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,033
Posted By Bassmanbob

I have a friend who is 76 years-old, and he rides...

I have a friend who is 76 years-old, and he rides a Madone. He kicks my ass every time we get to a hill.
09-02-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Bassmanbob

Excellent job! Welcome back. Register for the...

Excellent job! Welcome back. Register for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure in your area and be a Red Rider!
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,516
Posted By Bassmanbob

This idea is a dream for me, but I'd need to be...

This idea is a dream for me, but I'd need to be single again and with some more touring experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 07:47 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,587
Posted By Bassmanbob

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I...

When I first came to Bike Forums in May 2014, I was told to have thick skin in the Road Cycling forums. Now I see why. OK. I'll take what I have coming.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,175
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've done two very short test tours. One was two...

I've done two very short test tours. One was two days/one night and the other was three days/two nights. They both were in Florida's hot weather. I can't emphasize enough to properly hydrate...
05-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,793
Posted By Bassmanbob

That whole post is SO Lab-like. I've had three...

That whole post is SO Lab-like. I've had three Labs. They were all different but all playful, lovable and indestructible as young dogs.
05-04-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,793
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was attempting my second century ride, but...

I was attempting my second century ride, but didn't properly train for it. So I turned around and took the metric century route. I really hadn't trained for it, and was struggling as I rode passed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Bassmanbob

I think I'll check out some of the riding around...

I think I'll check out some of the riding around Geneva too. We will be there for two days before we head to Interlaken and Grindelwald. But I do have to remind myself that the point of the trip is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Bassmanbob

That was a pretty cool video. I'll check out his...

That was a pretty cool video. I'll check out his others. Jet lag. Yeah. I thought a bit about that, but we will be there already 5 days prior to the ride. I'm assuming I'll be able to assimilate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Bassmanbob

St. Gotthard and Furka Passes in the Swiss Alps

At the end of June, my wife and I will visit our daughter and son-in-law who live in Geneva, Switzerland. We plan to spend some time in Geneva, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lugano and more time hiking in...
04-26-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By Bassmanbob

Godspeed on your recovery and a cancer free...

Godspeed on your recovery and a cancer free future. I had the prostate scare a couple of months ago, but my biopsy was negative.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Bassmanbob

Registered for 6 Gap... Pretty Excited

I've done nine centuries, two with 4,800 feet of climbing and one with 8,500 feet of climbing, but I'm pretty stoked to have registered for 6 Gap in NE Georgia this September. It's 104 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,196
Posted By Bassmanbob

The last time I cycled with my local group was...

The last time I cycled with my local group was February 2020. They officially ended group rides mid March 2020, but the texts going back and forth discussed I'll be riding solo starting here in case...
03-13-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By Bassmanbob

I started in 2014 with 2 miles a day. I felt...

I started in 2014 with 2 miles a day. I felt comfortable riding 3 miles about three weeks later. 3 became 5,6,9 and then a jump to 15 by two months. I did a 27 event by six months, half century on my...
03-13-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,354
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm a clyde, and I wear lycra, so it's pretty...

I'm a clyde, and I wear lycra, so it's pretty obvious I agree with you. I ride for me, not others. I just try to match colors... but there have been times my wife will look at me and ask, "You're...
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