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08-07-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,282
Posted By spelger

this is referred to as the hard shoulder. ...

this is referred to as the hard shoulder.





yo are riding like a salmon, going upstream. it may seem safer but is probably the most dangerous way to ride a bike. when a driver is making a...
08-07-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By spelger

i guess when i had toe clips i just did not know...

i guess when i had toe clips i just did not know how to really use them. i always had them loose enough so i can get my foot out. so during an emergency stop how does that work out? i suppose it is a...
08-07-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,282
Posted By spelger

sounds like you want to ride on the wrong side of...

sounds like you want to ride on the wrong side of the road. Not too smart.
08-06-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By spelger

I have not used clips in over 30 years but when I...

I have not used clips in over 30 years but when I did I never had them very tight. Maybe just from not really knowing how to set them up properly. Are you saying that you have them so tight you can't...
08-02-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,003
Posted By spelger

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x470/new_bitmap_image_a135c7539180dee992f52684fb2c4462cae2a221.jpg
07-30-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 336,396
Posted By spelger

Just under 62 miles. It was 98 today but was...

Just under 62 miles. It was 98 today but was blessed with some clouds for the last 10 miles.
07-30-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 336,396
Posted By spelger

nice view. Reminds me of looking out from Talcott...

nice view. Reminds me of looking out from Talcott mtn. I used to live in the Farmington Valley years ago.
07-25-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By spelger

yes, please save this for winter. or perhaps just...

yes, please save this for winter. or perhaps just save it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,539
Posted By spelger

you can make a segment not on private property...

you can make a segment not on private property and take the KOM. just make it look like intestinal fortitude.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,539
Posted By spelger

i'd like to turn it off. there are too many...

i'd like to turn it off. there are too many segments that i do where it is like a ping pong game. i get it, then i lose it, then i get it again, &c. it gets silly at times, a ilttle like dueling...
07-21-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By spelger

i have not used rouvy since maybe march or so....

i have not used rouvy since maybe march or so. are these bots a recent addition? i recall being able to add other riders but not the bots. do they tease you? like let you catch up but then move ahead...
07-21-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By spelger

i had to replace my hanger a few years ago....

i had to replace my hanger a few years ago. forget where i looked but you might try one of these places...

https://derailleurhanger.com/...
07-21-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By spelger

i do appreciate your response, really i do. but...

i do appreciate your response, really i do. but wouldn't not being able to get the post into the frame be the definition of trouble?

i have a 25mm seat post just a day or two away now.
07-19-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By spelger

so weird i was not able to find any. now seems...

so weird i was not able to find any. now seems they are coming out of my ears.

thanks all!
07-19-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By spelger

25.4 vs 25 mm seat post

I have an old Vitus with a short seat post. diameter is stamped 25mm. how much trouble do you suppose a 25.4mm post will give me? i have not been able to find 25mm.
07-18-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,251
Posted By spelger

if you're thinking what i think you are thinking...

if you're thinking what i think you are thinking then i don't think so.

hmmm...might need to re-think that.
07-18-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By spelger

what i do like about zwift is that there are lots...

what i do like about zwift is that there are lots of riders and lots of roads. i like that because it is virtual i can turn any time i want. in rouvy or fulgaz you cannot do that since it is a...
07-18-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By spelger

compared to the last time i used RGT it does not...

compared to the last time i used RGT it does not compare well to Zwift. i liked RGT a lot but their routes were so limiting that i could not bring myself to pay for it (last i looked i saw no new...
07-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By spelger

these are very cool. nice score!

these are very cool. nice score!
07-15-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 993
Posted By spelger

i agree with most here that two shorts won't...

i agree with most here that two shorts won't equal a long. start out before the sun rises if possible. never did this before but this morning i was out on the road at 3.40AM. was not able to sleep....
07-15-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 993
Posted By spelger

maybe i am that someone but i do think riding...

maybe i am that someone but i do think riding indoors in AC would be a cakewalk. my trainer is setup in the garage where yesterday it was 95F while i was sweating bullets doing VO2max. thought i'd...
07-15-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By spelger

that first one from Rolla...

that first one from Rolla (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rolla-526099.html) looks like it belongs in a table saw.
07-13-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By spelger

you might be able to use the wahoo phone app. i...

you might be able to use the wahoo phone app. i would be surprised if it didn't work with your trainer assuming that your trainer can connect over bluetooth. worth a try since it is free.
07-09-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,829
Posted By spelger

this made me laugh. thanks.

this made me laugh. thanks.
07-08-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By spelger

might?

might?
07-08-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By spelger

the next time you start a ride there is a button...

the next time you start a ride there is a button to add riders. the interface is not very good but you can search based on name (you will need this when looking for you) or i think by time. you can...
07-08-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By spelger

regardless of goal i would not fixate on getting...

regardless of goal i would not fixate on getting a dedicated bike as close to what you have already. plenty of people have more than one bike and they are not all the same.

i still have only one...
07-08-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By spelger

did not know they existed. in case you don't know...

did not know they existed. in case you don't know if you ride a route you have done in the past you can add your former self to complete with. you can add others as well. i was doing this when i...
07-07-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By spelger

not sure who will, emma, and peter are but that...

not sure who will, emma, and peter are but that is the same reason why i went with rouvy. cancelled for the summer like i always do but will sign up again in november or sooner if the western wild...
07-07-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By spelger

i like going down. but first i have to pay by...

i like going down. but first i have to pay by going up. my wheels are boring rim brake non-aero alloy relatively new.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By spelger

almost look never used.

almost look never used.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 628
Posted By spelger

i do have a goal and i am ahead on both mileage...

i do have a goal and i am ahead on both mileage and elevation, so far. i like the heat map. wonder what my most common routes are...
07-02-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,334
Posted By spelger

apparently i am a dumpster diver. oh well.

apparently i am a dumpster diver. oh well.
06-29-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,777
Posted By spelger

I said hard, not impossible.

I said hard, not impossible.
06-29-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,777
Posted By spelger

that's too bad, sorry you feel that way. I don't...

that's too bad, sorry you feel that way. I don't care for him either but I find it hard to wish ill will toward anyone.
06-29-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,777
Posted By spelger

Sometimes we say (type) things we don't really...

Sometimes we say (type) things we don't really mean. i'm willing to believe that was one of those times.
06-29-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By spelger

not familiar with that trainer but you must use a...

not familiar with that trainer but you must use a cassette that is matched to your shifter. you may be able to install a cassette onto your trainer that matches the shifter. i assume this is a wheel...
06-28-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By spelger

i would rather never have a head wind, always no...

i would rather never have a head wind, always no wind or a tail wind. i have never encountered a case where i was glad there was a head wind. in my experience rarely is the head wind direct toward...
06-27-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By spelger

it is so darn windy here that i can struggle...

it is so darn windy here that i can struggle descending. today was my second new route home from work, temps in the upper 90's, about 2000 ft of climbing, only 32+ miles, but nearly a 15mph head wind...
06-26-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By spelger

let's not have a frame of reference please. i...

let's not have a frame of reference please. i don't really want to know what 50g of poop looks like. never weighed mine and likely never will.
06-25-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By spelger

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i...

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i ended up removing the cable and found nothing wrong with it. shifted with no load and still had issues. looking inside for anything obvious i found...
06-25-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By spelger

now i know you are serious with units down to...

now i know you are serious with units down to hundredths of a year. i'm looking at 5ish yet, still have one in high school.
06-24-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By spelger

aren't you retired?

aren't you retired?
06-24-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,707
Posted By spelger

for me it was a couple of girls in a convertible....

for me it was a couple of girls in a convertible. We all busted out laughing. As they drove away I thought they may have been laughing at me and not with me. Eh...was still funny.
06-24-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By spelger

1981.

1981.
06-24-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,600
Posted By spelger

That's a lot of miles. How many days a week?

That's a lot of miles. How many days a week?
06-22-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,700
Posted By spelger

i've been reading about string theory lately....

i've been reading about string theory lately. wonder if i'm getting entangled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJkOMYzVFE
06-22-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,707
Posted By spelger

my wife washes my cycling clothes. I'm not...

my wife washes my cycling clothes. I'm not allowed to do laundry anymore, something about bleach or shrinking...I forget.
06-21-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,700
Posted By spelger

sounds a bit like when our parents had to walk to...

sounds a bit like when our parents had to walk to school and home in the snow up hill both ways. :lol:
06-20-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,700
Posted By spelger

its not that the climbs are hard and this has...

its not that the climbs are hard and this has nothing to do with pacing. they are quite small in comparison to the rest. what is comical about them is that they are so minuscule but can be a little...
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