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Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-23, 01:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 576
Posted By rsbob

The real joy is getting an unstoppable nose bleed...

The real joy is getting an unstoppable nose bleed and having to climb a long steep with your heart rate increasing dramatically along with the blood being pumped out of the nose. When I got home...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-23, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 236
Posted By rsbob

My bike IS my emotional support animal. :D

My bike IS my emotional support animal. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-23, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 236
Posted By rsbob

I always ask if it’s ok to bring my bike in, and...

I always ask if it’s ok to bring my bike in, and did it just last week at a coffee shop and they were cool with it. I have taken my bike into banks, hardware stores, coffee shops, card/gift stores...
12-05-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By rsbob

Me thinks, the lady doth protest too much <- Rule...

Me thinks, the lady doth protest too much <- Rule #98
12-05-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By rsbob

Rule #6 // Free your mind and your legs will...

Rule #6 // Free your mind and your legs will follow.Your mind is your worst enemy. Do all your thinking before you start riding your bike. Once the pedals start to turn, wrap yourself in the...
12-05-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 731
Posted By rsbob

Just doesn’t pass the smell test.

Just doesn’t pass the smell test.
12-05-23, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By rsbob

Holy crap, what a lame latching mechanism. With...

Holy crap, what a lame latching mechanism. With my Saris, there is a steel pin that goes through both holes with a bolt head at one end and a secure lock in the other. It needs to be screwed in...
12-05-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By rsbob

As I have aged, I have found that your approach...

As I have aged, I have found that your approach of warming prior to pushing it works for me. When I burn matches upfront, such as tackling hills too hard, then I pay for it on longer (50+ miles),...
12-05-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By rsbob

Looks like a set of very unfortunate...

Looks like a set of very unfortunate circumstances. I would have used the quick install guide as well. Doubt I would have even looked at the fine print. REI is not a fault since they are under no...
12-05-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 731
Posted By rsbob

There are always two sides to a story. All I...

There are always two sides to a story. All I know is that I have had nothing but stellar customer service for bike, and non-bike, equipment at REI. I would sure like to hear the manager’s side.
...
12-05-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,201
Posted By rsbob

Please take any further comments to the political...

Please take any further comments to the political forum, since they are off limits in all other forums. Thank you
12-04-23, 10:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,201
Posted By rsbob

You will be so screwed when the batteries...

You will be so screwed when the batteries unexpectedly die - because you know they will.
12-04-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

32 fake miles taking 2 very real hours. Am so...

32 fake miles taking 2 very real hours. Am so tired of riding around and over Central Park. Thank the almighty Netflix for providing a distraction for the first half.

Edit: AND 6000 meters...
12-04-23, 12:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,201
Posted By rsbob

ĎAt speedí rather than poodling around: 1....

ĎAt speedí rather than poodling around:

1. Set up by countersteering
2. Outside pedal down at 6:00
3. Inside elbow bent down more than usual
4. Optional - more for mtb, outside elbow pointed up...
12-03-23, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26,938
Views: 2,995,885
Posted By rsbob

ZWIFTed for 2 hours covering 32 fake miles while...

ZWIFTed for 2 hours covering 32 fake miles while climbing 2000 fake feet. Watched Netflix for the first 1.5 hours which made it tolerable.
12-03-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,335
Posted By rsbob

Ya-butt, would you like to be driven by a...

Ya-butt, would you like to be driven by a recreational driver or utility driver? How about a Sport Utility driver? ;)

I remember a thread that :deadhorse2: this subject to death last year. I...
12-03-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By rsbob

This cow knows, be she ainít talkin. ...

This cow knows, be she ainít talkin.

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12-03-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,335
Posted By rsbob

People see what they want to see. It makes life...

People see what they want to see. It makes life less complicated. See?
12-02-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By rsbob

10 posts and goes on extended vacation. I want...

10 posts and goes on extended vacation. I want his job.

Oh wait, I’m retired. Never mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By rsbob

[/i][/b] Heretic! :D

[/i][/b]

Heretic! :D
12-01-23, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By rsbob

I would think the snow could cover it up pretty...

I would think the snow could cover it up pretty well by itself. Rimshot!
12-01-23, 11:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,140
Posted By rsbob

Another Moto vs Bike Cost Comparo…If there is a...

Another Moto vs Bike Cost Comparo…If there is a God in Heaven or somewhere…..NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 624
Posted By rsbob

To more easily clip into your Keos, place a small...

To more easily clip into your Keos, place a small washer on the front-most bolt between the shoe sole and the cleat to act as a spacer. It will make a huge improvement and wonít compromise being...
12-01-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

Soft pedaling day indoors watching The Cure...

Soft pedaling day indoors watching The Cure concert. Went 15 miles in one hour at a whopping 100 Watts. Almost didnít need a shower. Plus Santa brought a new fan for the trainer riding - which was...
12-01-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,209
Posted By rsbob

I carry two CO2 cartridges in my underseat bag...

I carry two CO2 cartridges in my underseat bag and a mini pump in my jersey pocket for top-offs. Have not had the ‘pleasure’ yet.
11-30-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

Hilarious! . I understand George Hincapie is...

Hilarious! . I understand George Hincapie is looking for a gigÖ.
11-30-23, 09:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,209
Posted By rsbob

Report back if you get it inflated by Jan 1 (you...

Report back if you get it inflated by Jan 1 (you pick the year).
11-30-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

Was all set to do a FTP test, while my wife was...

Was all set to do a FTP test, while my wife was away, so did a nice 20 min warm up and then started the test. Rode the first 20 mins of ‘warm-up’ included in the test. then got into the 9 minute mark...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-23, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6,431
Views: 91,971
Posted By rsbob

Perl Izumi makes some nice lined ones. Or if you...

Perl Izumi makes some nice lined ones. Or if you want to go super cheap, Aliexpress sells some nice unlined ones.
11-29-23, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 796,432
Posted By rsbob

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/72011912996_f7b7fc96_45a1_43e9_81f3_677e7501bead_e1652c8d5393cf7f5d8d0a74399eb7d9ea9360d5.jpeg
A benefit of being a cyclist...
11-29-23, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26,938
Views: 2,995,885
Posted By rsbob

Rode today and just about froze my toze. 34...

Rode today and just about froze my toze. 34 miles in 34*F. Took about 20 mins to warm up most of me, but my left foot never got the message. I was forced into a cafe to warm up by drinking a...
11-29-23, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

And you sir are hardcore award winner today.

And you sir are hardcore award winner today.
11-29-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

Congrats to you and your teeth skin on the KOM! ...

Congrats to you and your teeth skin on the KOM! Well done!!
11-29-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By rsbob

Oops, definitely not minus. Thatís for our...

Oops, definitely not minus. Thatís for our friends up in Canada and the arctic.
11-29-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

34 miles in 34*F with 500í up. (Two hills). Had...

34 miles in 34*F with 500í up. (Two hills). Had to stop and warm the toes at a cafe where I slammed a coffee and scone to help. Averaged 191 Watts to keep warm-ish. 😀. Ave speed nearly 18. Tomorrow...
11-29-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,335
Posted By rsbob

As an introverted, only child I take great...

As an introverted, only child I take great offense and defense at this statement of almost (alternative?) fact. :D Since my parents moved constantly, my only constant Ďpeersí were adults. Thus I...
11-29-23, 12:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 780
Posted By rsbob

I rode for years with a very tight extended group...

I rode for years with a very tight extended group of males and females ranging from 10 to 16 strong back in my 30s. Our pace was high as were the distances and our morale. Members of the group...
11-28-23, 10:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,335
Posted By rsbob

Thanks John, that means a lot.

Thanks John, that means a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 09:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,775
Posted By rsbob

Not to interrupt the great gauge accuracy debate,...

Not to interrupt the great gauge accuracy debate, I run my tubeless Conti GP5ks at 70 front 72 rear, and I weight 165. That pressure helps absorb irregularities and provides me with a quick tire. ...
11-28-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,335
Posted By rsbob

The proper term for this is projection, which is...

The proper term for this is projection, which is defined as: placing your own negative traits or unwanted emotions onto others, usually without reason.

AFAIAC as long as people ride, that’s a good...
11-28-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

26 quick miles with a piddley 500í up. Manage my...

26 quick miles with a piddley 500í up. Manage my very first KOM (on a 1.5 mile segment I established and appear to be the only human on earth who rides it. Looks like I might hold onto it a...
11-28-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,059
Posted By rsbob

65* and sunny is considered summer riding...

65* and sunny is considered summer riding conditions in the PNW, shorts and jersey. But then itís all about acclimatizing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,073
Posted By rsbob

If you donít want to read a thread, then itís...

If you donít want to read a thread, then itís better to move on rather than lecturing and getting all negative about it. Welcome to the BF.
11-28-23, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

Yes this is week 2 with it. On my Saturday ride...

Yes this is week 2 with it. On my Saturday ride it unexpectedly dropped out and had to reset it. May be an issue with Ant+.

Very interesting observations on the differences between Strava and...
11-27-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 483,769
Posted By rsbob

Day 2 off the bike due to the orders of doctors...

Day 2 off the bike due to the orders of doctors Garmin and Strava. So the pooch and I did a little hiking
...
11-27-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By rsbob

Has anyone started a Happy Easter thread yet? No?...

Has anyone started a Happy Easter thread yet? No? Happy 4th of July?

I understand Elon Musk has copyrighted the X in Xmas.
11-27-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By rsbob

https://youtu.be/a6FxCUGcXPg?si=oC7vs2mwDKQ9wYZ7

https://youtu.be/a6FxCUGcXPg?si=oC7vs2mwDKQ9wYZ7
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,073
Posted By rsbob

Oh man, I donít want to drive all the way to a...

Oh man, I donít want to drive all the way to a ballpark. :D
11-27-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26,938
Views: 2,995,885
Posted By rsbob

This is day two off the bike on the orders of...

This is day two off the bike on the orders of Doctors Garmin and Strava. The legs agree. Tomorrow, itís back to Ďworkí. :D
11-26-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By rsbob

Ride hard, take a small break, ride hard again

Interesting phenomenon these days. I may be pushing along in Z4 and starting to feel fatigued so I back off to 3 or 2 for about 30 seconds, then my energy returns and I can get back to 4 and...
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