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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Damnit! I got the 'Rona. :mad: At home...

Damnit! I got the 'Rona. :mad: At home feeling awful, and bummed that my recent fitness improvements are going to be slipping away.
10-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By Eric F

Yes. We’ve talked 👍 Doing the Cherry climb,...

Yes. We’ve talked 👍

Doing the Cherry climb, take the right turn for Liz’s loop near the start. It is a little longer, but bypasses some of the steep pitches on the lower half. The top half, is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Speedplays on my road bikes. No flippin'...

Speedplays on my road bikes. No flippin' flipping required. ;)
10-03-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By Eric F

Brown Mountain. Cherry Canyon. The Glendale...

Brown Mountain. Cherry Canyon. The Glendale Sports Complex loop is good (clockwise is easier), but if you try to link to Cherry Canyon on the ridge road, there are parts you will be walking. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

I feel like being connected helps me on technical...

I feel like being connected helps me on technical stuff. That said, I walk a lot more stuff than I used to.

From what I read on the MTBR forum, Five Tens are over-rated. I don't have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

I rode this down 6 miles of mixed singletrack and...

I rode this down 6 miles of mixed singletrack and road descent at a pretty quick pace. Nothing significantly harsh, however.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Not being connected to my bike is weird to me. ...

Not being connected to my bike is weird to me. That said, there are plenty of people who prefer flats on the MTB.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

The right answer is always buying another bike....

The right answer is always buying another bike. ;)

Reducing rotational weight, especially at the perimeter of your wheels, is the best place to lose weight...as long as it isn't costing you a...
10-03-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. On all of it.

Agreed. On all of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Before I rode on Saturday, I did what bampilot06...

Before I rode on Saturday, I did what bampilot06 was talking about last week with tipping his levers inwards (ala Remco, etc.) just to give it a try. I have to say, I think I like it. It creates a...
10-03-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

Understood about Tua. If you're looking for...

Understood about Tua.

If you're looking for statistical data to validate the amount of money spent on cycling clothes, I would agree that there isn't much correlation. It's hard to measure...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Lighter wheels/tires definitely make a difference...

Lighter wheels/tires definitely make a difference for climbing. I'm running 2.25s tubeless on my hardtail, and they're plenty for me, but I'm a wheels-on-the-ground kind of rider who tends to look...
10-03-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

My comment wasn't necessarily related to just...

My comment wasn't necessarily related to just football. I'm always puzzled by people who offer opinions about how things should be done, but don't participate in the activity anywhere near the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

My wheels are 24F/28R, 23mm internal. At ~1300g,...

My wheels are 24F/28R, 23mm internal. At ~1300g, they are lighter than the Enve 3.4s on my road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

I used all 4 words before I found the right one.

I used all 4 words before I found the right one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Broke a spoke on my MTB yesterday. I'm pretty...

Broke a spoke on my MTB yesterday. I'm pretty sure it was impact from a rock that was bouncing along the fireroad descent we were on. It's a bummer, but I'm REALLY impressed with these Stan's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

6/6 for me. The first 3 letters have too many...

6/6 for me. The first 3 letters have too many variations.
10-03-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

Don't you think that the people participating at...

Don't you think that the people participating at the sport at its highest level might have a good idea about the right amount of special gear they need?
10-03-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

For cycling, or everything?

For cycling, or everything?
10-03-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,148
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...Solo road ride. I didn't have any...

Saturday...Solo road ride. I didn't have any plans, or intended destination. I just turned where I felt like turning I ended up on a route pretty different than I've taken before, working my way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Similarly I started with just a timer and loud...

Similarly I started with just a timer and loud music, then Zwift with a dumb trainer, then a smart trainer. I think my longest Zwift ride is about 2 hours. Usually I'm working in a smaller time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Most of my Zwift rides are with the C-bot (2.5...

Most of my Zwift rides are with the C-bot (2.5 w/kg) which is a nice tempo effort level for me. When I'm feeling decent, I will usually end up in a splinter group off the front working at 2.7+. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

After Zwift, I can't imagine using a stationary...

After Zwift, I can't imagine using a stationary trainer without the visual component, even for just a short interval session.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

My preference is for group road rides, but I will...

My preference is for group road rides, but I will often prefer Zwift over riding solo on the road. The interaction with other riders in real time - even in a virtual world - is more motivational for...
09-30-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

I envy that part. Between my 2 pups, we get...

I envy that part. Between my 2 pups, we get tumbleweeds of dog fur in our house on a daily basis. Considering how much they seem to lose, I don't understand why they aren't both bald, at this point.
09-29-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Eric F

This is the hottest flat-bar road bike I’ve seen…...

This is the hottest flat-bar road bike I’ve seen…

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09-29-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Posted By Eric F

I built this up for my daughter to take to...

I built this up for my daughter to take to college (she decided to wait - good decision, it turned out).42T x 12-25 8 speed with Grip Shift. I was really impressed with how zippy it is. If I had any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Insufficient cable tension is also a possibility.

Insufficient cable tension is also a possibility.
09-29-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

Probably. We have learned that bike thieves in...

Probably. We have learned that bike thieves in Eugene, OR are very active, and apparently, quite coordinated.

Very cool of you to provide that service. There is a fleet of subscription-access...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

A happy wife is a good thing! Very nice bike. I...

A happy wife is a good thing! Very nice bike. I like that blue.
09-29-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

My post wasn't intended to be contrary to yours. ...

My post wasn't intended to be contrary to yours. My post was illustrating that nice bikes very often don't last long at a lot of colleges due to theft, which would certainly contribute to your...
09-29-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

Last week, as I was helping my daughter move into...

Last week, as I was helping my daughter move into her freshman dorm, I saw a very nice Specialized MTB get unloaded from a pickup truck and added to the group of bikes that were later put into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Nice. It's been a while since I've done better...

Nice. It's been a while since I've done better than 3/6. 5/6 today.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

There are a couple of places on El P that I walk...

There are a couple of places on El P that I walk these days. I haven't been on Burton in 20 years, but I've seen a couple of relatively recent videos that paint pretty clear picture that I should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

El Prieto is technically demanding, for sure, and...

El Prieto is technically demanding, for sure, and has places that can bite you hard if you make a mistake. It's nastier now than it was 20 years ago. Ken Burton is too exposed for my comfort level...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

There are a few benches at Brown Saddle. My...

There are a few benches at Brown Saddle. My ride... https://www.strava.com/activities/7877791754
09-28-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,148
Posted By Eric F

Sunday...Joined a different "coffee ride" group...

Sunday...Joined a different "coffee ride" group with a good friend. Younger group with all strong riders. Instead of an easy roll to a distant coffee stop, this was a hammer-fest with a coffee break...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

I got on my MTB at about 5:00 yesterday, and did...

I got on my MTB at about 5:00 yesterday, and did the climb up to Brown Saddle from JPL. This time of year, most of the climb is in the shade. It was pretty warm, but tolerable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 466 5/6. Meh.

Wordle 466 5/6. Meh.
09-28-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,625
Posted By Eric F

If I'm spending $5k+ on a brand new bike, the...

If I'm spending $5k+ on a brand new bike, the first significant scratch or chip is going to irk me. I bypassed that by buying bikes a couple of years old. Not only are they a lot more tolerable for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

If the bra is by the foot, activities might be...

If the bra is by the foot, activities might be headed in a very enjoyable direction.
09-27-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,625
Posted By Eric F

How sad. I enjoy looking at my bikes. I like...

How sad. I enjoy looking at my bikes. I like riding them even more. That said, we probably ride for different reasons.

As for attempting to disguise your bike, it might be helpful or it might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

One of the most important factors in being a...

One of the most important factors in being a skilled pack rider is being aware of how your actions effect the people around you, especially the rider immediately behind you. It sounds like Paul...
09-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,625
Posted By Eric F

Your advice in action...Last week, my daughter...

Your advice in action...Last week, my daughter moved into her college dorm along with a bunch of her classmates who brought bikes. The bikes were put in a locked cage at the dorm, and each bike had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

I use a rectangular soft case that is a nice fit...

I use a rectangular soft case that is a nice fit in my center pocket. I don't notice it at all when I'm riding. Left pocket for phone. Right pocket for snacks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

I find them only slightly more tolerable than the...

I find them only slightly more tolerable than the previously mentioned bags. On the road bike, everything goes in my jersey pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

I find those bags to be as repulsive in...

I find those bags to be as repulsive in appearance as the trendy handlebar burrito bags.
09-26-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 14,277
Posted By Eric F

How much is "too much time" to be on BF? What is...

How much is "too much time" to be on BF? What is the correct amount of time? Does that amount of time vary from person to person, or is it the same for everyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

Last Monday, on the night before my daughter and...

Last Monday, on the night before my daughter and I headed out for the drive to the University of Oregon, we discussed bringing the townie bike I had spent the last couple of weeks putting together...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 90,448
Posted By Eric F

This is our 3rd trip to the campus this year, and...

This is our 3rd trip to the campus this year, and we’ve been a couple of times before that. Oregon has been Maddie’s favorite college since she was 9. The only thing not happy about her going to UO...
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