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08-03-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By dmanthree

I had a crash last February, and am still...

I had a crash last February, and am still recovering. My injuries weren't as bad as his, but I understand how frustrating recovery can be. Good on him for continuing to pound the pedals!

Ride on!
08-01-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,188
Posted By dmanthree

Start here:...

Start here: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/27in-road-tires
07-20-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By dmanthree

Other than the fact that both use some form of...

Other than the fact that both use some form of pedaling, there really aren't any similarities between spinning and road riding.
07-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 833,942
Posted By dmanthree

Well, this is it for me now. ...

Well, this is it for me now.

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The Tacx/Garmin Bike Smart
07-07-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By dmanthree

Hate spin classes. When I moved indoors for good...

Hate spin classes. When I moved indoors for good I got a smart bike and use Zwift and Rouvy. WAY better than any spin class or anything like it.
06-27-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By dmanthree

Like I said it's likely that I was just too...

Like I said it's likely that I was just too accustomed to the feel of that mechanism after riding on a Neo 2T for a few years. The Tacx bike is smoother and quieter, for sure, and that's what I...
06-14-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By dmanthree

First thing I noticed was the ramp up when...

First thing I noticed was the ramp up when starting out. The Neo, again probably because I was used to it, just felt more natural. The Kickr would offer higher initial initial resistance, but...
05-20-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dmanthree

The benefit of controlling both the OS and...

The benefit of controlling both the OS and hardware is becoming pretty obvious with Apple's move to their own silicon. Window on ARM is still a fantasy and available only via the early...
05-13-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dmanthree

I agree; the product is not for me, but I know a...

I agree; the product is not for me, but I know a few people who swear by it. hell, if it gets them off the couch and sweating, well, that's a win.
05-13-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dmanthree

About a month ago, when I was explaining to...

About a month ago, when I was explaining to someone I had just met, and why I'm moving in doors, they asked, with an incredulous look, "why would you not get a Peleton?" I wimped out and gave them a...
05-12-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By dmanthree

Peleton's weakness is that the hardware and...

Peleton's weakness is that the hardware and software are married. And it's really expensive.
05-05-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By dmanthree

I had an event last February and landed in the...

I had an event last February and landed in the hospital for a few days. The pulmonologist was summoned to "the bait shop." It's what they called the ER.
03-15-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By dmanthree

I wondered about the need for some PT after the...

I wondered about the need for some PT after the cut. My 2 week exam went well, and next is the six week exam. At that point I guess I'll find out what else is needed.
No complaints, though. I...
03-08-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By dmanthree

Don't ignore the Brooks B17. While the choice of...

Don't ignore the Brooks B17. While the choice of a saddle is highly personal, well, quite a few of us "geezers" seem to like it.
03-03-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By dmanthree

You have NO chance of staying up if you're really...

You have NO chance of staying up if you're really on ice. Rollers prohibit front/back motion, and are not "slick" side to side. Ice is totally unforgiving.
03-03-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By dmanthree

There were three levels: $2770 for straight...

There were three levels:
$2770 for straight purchase
$2908 for a "trade up" credit (at participating dealers)
$3185 for a store credit at PC

Since I was "selling out" I took the purchase offer.
03-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By dmanthree

Exactly. They wanted two *clear* pics of the bike...

Exactly. They wanted two *clear* pics of the bike prior to the offer, and sent the payment only after they unpacked and inspected the bike. They also want full ID of the seller, and the serial number...
03-02-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By dmanthree

i've tried selling via local on line markets, and...

i've tried selling via local on line markets, and honestly, it's a total PITA. Biggest issue? No shows. I'm content with the way I sold it.
03-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By dmanthree

Pro's Closet

I recently sold a bike via the Pro's Closet, and the experience was *very* positive. I posted the two required photos, described the bike exactly as it sat, and received a very fair offer. I accepted...
02-22-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By dmanthree

I rode a set of Kreitler rollers for about 20...

I rode a set of Kreitler rollers for about 20 years. Once you get the hang of it they're OK. Hint: get a couple extra belts. ;-)
02-21-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,029
Posted By dmanthree

Actuallty tried a face mask. I don't get paid...

Actuallty tried a face mask. I don't get paid enough to put up with that. Just miserable, and no chance for eyewear.
02-15-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By dmanthree

I'll be indoors only, and I don't care about a...

I'll be indoors only, and I don't care about a running average on power, so...

I'll pass on a bike computer.
02-14-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,029
Posted By dmanthree

Funny you mention the optic nerve. I suffered a...

Funny you mention the optic nerve. I suffered a broken cheekbone (and other facial/head bones) in 1976. The cheekbone "folded" in and very narrowly missed the optic never. the surgeon glued it all...
02-09-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,029
Posted By dmanthree

Zwifting is a lot better than nothing. And I...

Zwifting is a lot better than nothing. And I won't be stuck indoors. Hiking, walking, and other activities are still on the table.
02-09-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,029
Posted By dmanthree

That wasn't my take-away from that comment. Every...

That wasn't my take-away from that comment. Every situation is different. Nobody made the claim that you don't love your wife and family.
02-09-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,029
Posted By dmanthree

I wonder about the use of pain in another way:...

I wonder about the use of pain in another way: while on the heavy duty pain killers, was I doing things that I shouldn't have been doing simply because the pain didn't stop me? Did I set myself back...
02-08-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,029
Posted By dmanthree

damn, I had to give up hockey and a few other...

damn, I had to give up hockey and a few other sports a long time ago due to a broken cheek, eye socket, nose, and skull. I underwent reconstructive surgery, and am literally glued back together. So I...
02-07-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,029
Posted By dmanthree

How to know when to stop

I always wondered, after 50 years of riding, if at some point I'd decide to stop riding. Well, this last seems to have helped that decision along. Last Tuesday I crashed and was banged up pretty bad....
12-10-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By dmanthree

Unless you're riding crap wheels, tires will make...

Unless you're riding crap wheels, tires will make the biggest difference. And unless you're a fast rider, well, not that much of a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 461,472
Posted By dmanthree

Back to the Naples pier. Yes, there is water...

Back to the Naples pier. Yes, there is water there somewhere.

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,811
Posted By dmanthree

When I was shopping for wheels, I noticed that...

When I was shopping for wheels, I noticed that the weight of the alloy wheels I did get was only 3.5 ounces more than a "lightweight" carbon set. And a LOT less money. I'm not worried about 3.5...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,811
Posted By dmanthree

I've done the "carbon vs alloy" thing, and...

I've done the "carbon vs alloy" thing, and honestly, I'm sticking with alloy. While the carbon wheels do feel a little different, I never noticed any increase in speed, climbing, etc. The alloy...
12-06-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,268
Posted By dmanthree

I've been using a "hanging" hitch rack for 14...

I've been using a "hanging" hitch rack for 14 years, and have never had any issues with road grime. Honestly, I get more on the bike just riding it.
11-14-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By dmanthree

Megavalanche 2021

If you're looking for a challenge, try this in 2022.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZWU9I30Gxg
11-08-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,936
Posted By dmanthree

I have in the past, when I used to ride in the...

I have in the past, when I used to ride in the cold. I'd use the Polar insulated bottles and put warm, not too hot liquids in them. But...they're not really good insulators and the liquids will cool...
10-30-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By dmanthree

Statins did NOT work for me! I became so damned...

Statins did NOT work for me! I became so damned lethargic there was no point in continuing the drug. Opt for lifestyle changes instead if you want to address cholesterol.
08-26-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,938
Posted By dmanthree

I've raised tens of thousands for cancer...

I've raised tens of thousands for cancer treatment and research riding hard in the PMC. Could be the reference; charity rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,764
Posted By dmanthree

Buy a cheap one that will piss you off. The,...

Buy a cheap one that will piss you off. The, after you turn into the Hulk, achieving 100PSI will be no problem.
08-09-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By dmanthree

Nice! Which ride? I cross the finish line, pretty...

Nice! Which ride? I cross the finish line, pretty tired.

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08-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,377
Posted By dmanthree

Of course I do. And here's the proof. :lol: ...

Of course I do. And here's the proof. :lol:

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08-09-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 336,413
Posted By dmanthree

100.9. Hot, humid, but for a cause. Go PMC!

100.9. Hot, humid, but for a cause.

Go PMC!
08-08-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By dmanthree

All true. Check out the "Florida Man" group on...

All true. Check out the "Florida Man" group on Facebook for more details.
08-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By dmanthree

not my creation…

not my creation…
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,104
Posted By dmanthree

Depends. My data point: 175# Road only (no...

Depends. My data point:

175#
Road only (no gravel)
Roval SLX 24 wheels running 700 x 28 GP5000
24 spokes per wheel

Never an issue.
08-07-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By dmanthree

I wonder if she knows about these? ...

I wonder if she knows about these?


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08-07-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By dmanthree

Because...Florida

As seen in Florida, of course.

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07-28-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By dmanthree

Thanks, appreciate all the answers. I'll contact...

Thanks, appreciate all the answers. I'll contact the LBS to see if I can get it done quickly.
07-05-21, 11:22 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,963
Posted By dmanthree

I've never ridden them, primarily thanks to...

I've never ridden them, primarily thanks to threads like this. They are, apparently, the "steel belted radials" of the bike world.

You want durable, get the Conti GP 4 Season tires. Excellent...
06-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,351
Posted By dmanthree

Couldn't disagree more. She put herself on the...

Couldn't disagree more. She put herself on the road when she knew damn well the peleton was coming. That's pretty obvious by that stupid grin on her face as she mugged for the camera! Luck played NO...
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