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06-24-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By rsbob

Sorry to hear that. They are not a panacea, but...

Sorry to hear that. They are not a panacea, but they help.
06-24-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,192
Posted By rsbob

My first 5 years of full time MTB were full of...

My first 5 years of full time MTB were full of crashes. If I wasn’t bleeding or bruised I felt like I wasn’t pushing hard enough. Never broke anything but hit a tree at 15 MPH with my right...
06-24-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,068
Posted By rsbob

My fave current granola is Trader Joe’s Grainless...

My fave current granola is Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola. Loaded with nuts and low on fats and carbs. I do have a bowl now and then.

Yup our morning diet sounds similar. Guilty confession, I...
06-23-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By rsbob

Rest day is walk the dog about 3 miles and work...

Rest day is walk the dog about 3 miles and work in the gardens. Rest day means no cycling or working out. It means rest.
06-23-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,068
Posted By rsbob

I have a self-inflicted smoothy every morning for...

I have a self-inflicted smoothy every morning for the last 3 weeks. The ingredients are blue berries, spinach and power greens, yogurt, hemp hearts, flax seed, beet powder and oat milk. Don’t want...
06-23-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By rsbob

Wow you are lucky it wasn’t worse. Glad you and...

Wow you are lucky it wasn’t worse. Glad you and the bike made it our with just a few scratches. Next time carry a bucket of cold water with you when you see star crossed teenagers and throw it on...
06-23-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By rsbob

Take the day off, rehydrate like crazy and eat...

Take the day off, rehydrate like crazy and eat healthy. Get a good nights sleep. Next time, don’t his it so hard and follow the advice above regarding hydration.
06-23-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,162
Posted By rsbob

Some females yelled, “You have a nice @$$”. Made...

Some females yelled, “You have a nice @$$”. Made my day!
06-23-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Forty sumthin’ plus 1500’ climbing. ...

Forty sumthin’ plus 1500’ climbing.


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06-22-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,162
Posted By rsbob

Not everyone on a bike is experienced. We were...

Not everyone on a bike is experienced. We were all newbies once, even people on expensive bikes that don’t know what they are doing. I remember back in the 80s riding my Schwinn Varsity 5 miles...
06-22-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By rsbob

Bet you are right, but what threw me in his...

Bet you are right, but what threw me in his description was the phrase “flat areas”. All my tires wear uniformity and not in ‘areas’. Semantics.
06-22-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 667
Posted By rsbob

Former runner but no longer due to back injury. ...

Former runner but no longer due to back injury. So I hike (usually 6-8 miles 2000’-3000’ gain), do light weights for core and upper body, walk the dog about 15 miles a week, cross country and...
06-22-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By rsbob

Am curious about the flat areas? I take it you...

Am curious about the flat areas? I take it you are not skidding the rear tire so is it due to unequal material on your tires wearing faster? What brand and type of tires? Very perplexing since I...
06-22-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,924
Posted By rsbob

I used to live in Santa Cruz in my youth. My dad...

I used to live in Santa Cruz in my youth. My dad still has his house on 16th Ave near the ocean. I have found that on my endurance bike, which is primarily road but I do ride gravel once a week, that...
06-22-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By rsbob

Sorry, but a false equivalency. Lets talk apples...

Sorry, but a false equivalency. Lets talk apples to apples.
06-22-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By rsbob

Following your thought; you would probably prefer...

Following your thought; you would probably prefer a car with all drum brakes because they work just fine. I bet you drive a car with disc brakes.

As far as e-bikes, they are getting a whole...
06-21-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,924
Posted By rsbob

However you need to keep in mind that their...

However you need to keep in mind that their suspension is not a panacea that guarantees you a magic carpet ride, especially when going over logs and down boulder fields. I take it you don’t mountain...
06-21-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By rsbob

Ingenious solution or adaptation of someone...

Ingenious solution or adaptation of someone else’s solution.

Just to reiterate, the cat ears reduce but do not completely attenuate sound. The helmet straps need to be snug to your face to get...
06-21-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Did a half dollar and 2200’ climbing and dropped...

Did a half dollar and 2200’ climbing and dropped 3-4 lbs in water weight. It was warm by PNW standards. The most amazing thing was riding for a time with an 80 year old who was doing between 17 and...
06-21-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By rsbob

Gee, how can you argue against that? Good for...

Gee, how can you argue against that? Good for you.
06-21-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By rsbob

Thanks Barry. For $16 (the price of a Venti...

Thanks Barry. For $16 (the price of a Venti Carmel Mochachino or some large floofy drink) if they don’t work, its no great loss.

Old farts that don’t drink large overly expensive drinks, I...
06-21-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By rsbob

I believe you would have a valid point if they...

I believe you would have a valid point if they performed the same or worse than discs. But weight penalty aside, and having two disc and two rim bikes, I know that disc performance, especially in...
06-20-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By rsbob

Wind Noise Reduction Solution/s Found

One thing that gets wearisome on long rides is the constant wind noise - am I’m not talking about windy days, which has their own special weariness. I used ‘the Google’ and learned there are about 4...
06-20-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By rsbob

We should all be riding coaster brakes and not...

We should all be riding coaster brakes and not rim or discs. So let the debate stop.

There are a couple of minor issues with coaster brakes though. First if you drop the chain, you have no...
06-20-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Congratulations on completing your half from...

Congratulations on completing your half from hell. Sounded brutal under that heat combined with climbs. I know there are a few of us, myself included, that have gone too far when its too hot and...
06-20-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By rsbob

You may want to consider getting a taller...

You may want to consider getting a taller cassette. I upgraded mine and it made a world of difference. In the past, I would push to get up the hills and then be fatigued for the rest of the ride. ...
06-20-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Circumnavigated two small lakes, climbed 1500’...

Circumnavigated two small lakes, climbed 1500’ and got 4 fastest Strava segments for my elderly age group 65+. Look out seniors, I’m gunning for ya. :backpedal:
06-20-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,766
Posted By rsbob

Selling bikes is a conspiracy to kill the...

Selling bikes is a conspiracy to kill the automotive industry which in turn is a conspiracy to kill the gasoline industry which in turn is a conspiracy to kill air pollution which is a conspiracy to...
06-20-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By rsbob

I have plasti-dipped a number of car wheels with...

I have plasti-dipped a number of car wheels with zero peeling issues. It’s all in the pre-paint prep. Make sure the frame is completely clean and wiped down with alcohol or a pre paint solution...
06-20-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 532
Posted By rsbob

I started mountain bike riding in my 50s after 30...

I started mountain bike riding in my 50s after 30 years of road. I found it to be great fun and required a far amount of new skills. I liken road bike riding to cross country skiing where mountain...
06-19-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,179
Posted By rsbob

No matter the mileage, 25 to 100, I have never...

No matter the mileage, 25 to 100, I have never taken a nap after a ride. I might be tried after a long ride, but not enough to nap. Not that I have a problem with that.

I have taken a nap or two...
06-19-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By rsbob

For the last 3 months in the PNW it has ranged...

For the last 3 months in the PNW it has ranged from the low 50s to high 60s with cloudy skies 6 days out of 7 and rain just about 5 out of 7. I believe we actually hit 72 one day a week ago. We...
06-19-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By rsbob

You obviously have a very special and unique...

You obviously have a very special and unique power to know what people think and motivates them. Congratulations on your super power.

No one likes it when people recklessly endanger other peoples...
06-19-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By rsbob

You are missing any hint of your gender. There...

You are missing any hint of your gender. There are many gender specific saddles out there but not knowing what you are, it’s just guess work
06-19-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 697
Posted By rsbob

You may want to seek a second opinion. They...

You may want to seek a second opinion. They aren’t always correct.
06-18-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 697
Posted By rsbob

What is happening to your feet is not normal. ...

What is happening to your feet is not normal. See a podiatrist who is a cyclist or runner and get their diagnosis and proceed from there.
06-17-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By rsbob

So lucky.

So lucky.
06-16-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By rsbob

Ergo, any person who has ever ridden a bike, even...

Ergo, any person who has ever ridden a bike, even once, is a cyclist. The defense rests your Honor.

People who ride 5000 miles or even 10,000 miles a year are no more entitled to the term cyclist...
06-15-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By rsbob

and 110… You are one tough dude. If it...

and 110… You are one tough dude.

If it gets over 95 in the PNW I turn on the AC and ride indoors.
06-15-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Utter nonsense. I lived in Redmond for 6 years...

Utter nonsense. I lived in Redmond for 6 years and the gracious people of Mercer Island were more than happy to escort me off the island without stopping.
06-15-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Interesting history on MI, thank you. And Yes...

Interesting history on MI, thank you. And Yes you are correct, there were plenty of Teslas. Probably saw at least 6.

Did post-grad work in Eugene; home of the ‘70s Volvo wagon resplendent with...
06-15-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By rsbob

Uh oh, I did it again in a state park. It was a...

Uh oh, I did it again in a state park. It was a uni-holer

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06-15-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,407
Posted By rsbob

You may not care, but you also are saving major...

You may not care, but you also are saving major watts with your flat bar, which means you can go farther or faster for the same output
06-15-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Returned to my home turf today ...

Returned to my home turf today


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06-15-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 314,036
Posted By rsbob

Kahn, you been following me again? ...

Kahn, you been following me again?
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06-15-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By rsbob

AgreedMario Cipollini = cyclistHomeless person...

AgreedMario Cipollini = cyclistHomeless person with a bike = cyclist? By definition, yes, but a true dedicated bike rider? Probably not.

So shall we discuss the meaning of dedicated? Dedicated. =...
06-13-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,924
Posted By rsbob

After my retinal detachment, (one of the worst...

After my retinal detachment, (one of the worst the surgeon had seen) Imountain biked doing drops, bouncing over logs and boulders and generally rattling myself like crazy for years with zero Ill...
06-13-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,924
Posted By rsbob

Most likely right in this case.7

Most likely right in this case.7
06-13-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By rsbob

I do this all the time and ask the proprietors if...

I do this all the time and ask the proprietors if it’s ok first. No one has ever cared in a restroom since they are their to do their business rather than waste their time judging. Now if the bike...
06-13-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By rsbob

Utter BS. I know several former dedicated...

Utter BS. I know several former dedicated cyclists who can no longer ride regular bikes due to R.A. Or injuries and they are just as capable and polite as any die-hard roadie.
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