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04-09-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By staehpj1

I don't get why passing other random riders is of...

I don't get why passing other random riders is of any consequence regardless of whether they are on ebikes or not. One can't assume anyone else is racing with you when not in an actual race. People...
Forum: Touring
04-08-24, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By staehpj1

No intention of shaming anyone. We all have...

No intention of shaming anyone. We all have different preferences. That said, yes I pack very light and watch every ounce of gear includinng bags. I usually focus on gear, bags, and clothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-24, 05:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,598
Posted By staehpj1

Tubulito says you can: ...

Tubulito says you can:
https://www.tubolito.com/faq/
Where people claim there is a problem it is either the quick burst on initial inflation or the quicker bleed down over time. The former can be...
04-01-24, 05:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,694
Posted By staehpj1

That is only any good if they all use exactly the...

That is only any good if they all use exactly the same methods (what is/isn't included, what sized frame do they weigh, and so on) and are honest. Otherwise it just rewards the most biggest liar/most...
04-01-24, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By staehpj1

Wow, I love my lezyne and hadn't considered that...

Wow, I love my lezyne and hadn't considered that if I used TPU tubes as spares on my tubeless setup that it would be a problem. is there a work around other than a different pump? Maybe make up a...
03-31-24, 08:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,694
Posted By staehpj1

I don't think they are referring to changes the...

I don't think they are referring to changes the customers make, but rather changes that may occur in production of the bike and it's components. Over time they change what components they use also...
03-26-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By staehpj1

Doesn't ring a bell with me. One thing to...

Doesn't ring a bell with me. One thing to consider with fork mounts racks is that they may be an issue if you want to carry both Q/R and thru axle bikes. Even if all your bikes are Q/R, you may...
03-19-24, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By staehpj1

The odds of being attacked are very low. On my...

The odds of being attacked are very low. On my home trails we have coyotes and a few bobcats which I don't consider a threat. Black bears are pretty scarce on the trails I use for my daily rides so...
Forum: Touring
03-15-24, 05:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,501
Posted By staehpj1

But of course he spent 50 years on the road full...

But of course he spent 50 years on the road full time so It was still a pretty infrequent occurance. That comes out to something like one bike stolen every 830 weeks on the road. To me something...
03-07-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,304
Posted By staehpj1

Are you hydrating well? Taking in enough...

Are you hydrating well? Taking in enough electrolytes? Getting enough potassium? A deficiency in any of those can lead to leg cramps.
02-28-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,630
Posted By staehpj1

Since we know virtually nothing about what wither...

Since we know virtually nothing about what wither the OP considers an "older, steel-frame road" or what the "really nice, newer model aluminum road bike" is like it is hard to say much of anything...
02-28-24, 11:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,630
Posted By staehpj1

Lots of factors besides being lighter come into...

Lots of factors besides being lighter come into play. Nicer wheels and tires are likely a bigger deal than overall weight. Different gearing may be as well. If the fit and setup are poor for you...
02-27-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By staehpj1

If you want a no muss no fuss answer to zones......

If you want a no muss no fuss answer to zones... It isn't that crazy to just tweak yout MHR in your software until the time in zones matches your perceived effort. Better to figure out your actual...
02-22-24, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,171
Posted By staehpj1

I have not noticed that the dryer shortened the...

I have not noticed that the dryer shortened the life of my shorts and bibs. I can't compare because I always have used the dryer, but my shorts that I bought at the Pearl Izumi outlet when I stopped...
02-21-24, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,171
Posted By staehpj1

I have always put mine in the dryer. Never had a...

I have always put mine in the dryer. Never had a problem. They seem to be fine and last a long time.
02-18-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By staehpj1

I agree that it isn't a solution. I tried it as...

I agree that it isn't a solution. I tried it as an experiment to see how much difference it made with no intention of keeping the changes long term. Also, I didn't go far out of the range of normal....
02-18-24, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By staehpj1

That all makes a lot of sense. FWIW, I have been...

That all makes a lot of sense. FWIW, I have been running with a bit less sag and a bit higher tire pressure than I prefer just to get a little more clearance and am not getting any pedal strikes...
02-15-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,989
Posted By staehpj1

When someone starts off with "Don't Buy" in the...

When someone starts off with "Don't Buy" in the thread title that is typically a good idea. In many cases you can find enough red flags to stop taking anything in the post seriously.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By staehpj1

Nope, we don't get snow here (Tallahassee) other...

Nope, we don't get snow here (Tallahassee) other than a very little, very rarely.
02-04-24, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,538
Posted By staehpj1

Also running it a bit sometimes is required. ...

Also running it a bit sometimes is required. That or using a little more sealant than recommended. Losing 10 psi overnight is kind of minimal and likely to be resolved with a good ride to get it...
01-31-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah probably no good for pedals with just flats,...

Yeah probably no good for pedals with just flats, but these days I thought most pedals took a 6 or 8 mm allen key either instead of or in addition to the two flats. Most (all?) of my bikes pedals...
01-30-24, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,310
Posted By staehpj1

How you take resting HR could make a big...

How you take resting HR could make a big difference. My Garmin is on all night and I just use the number it chooses. That seems to be close to but not the very lowest HR overnight. Not sure how they...
Forum: Touring
01-30-24, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, and when he said "Just to be clear, I have...

Yeah, and when he said "Just to be clear, I have all the real big ticket items such as bikes, tires, racks, bags. Just need the wool clothing, lights, rain jacket, pump, and some other things that...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By staehpj1

Don't you have or need that stuff for riding and...

Don't you have or need that stuff for riding and or everyday life anyway tour or not? I don't use any of those items on tour that I don't use at home or for riding, running, hiking or whatever.
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By staehpj1

I agree that the sleeping bag is a great place to...

I agree that the sleeping bag is a great place to splutge if you are going to splurge. Looking at a long career of outdoor activities a real nice 3 season bag is pretty easy to justify. BTW, what I...
01-29-24, 08:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,218
Posted By staehpj1

In my case there is no one answer. In the past...

In my case there is no one answer. In the past some of my bikes have been for a different purpose and got used without impacting how much existing bikes got used. In other cases They took up more...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By staehpj1

Yep, but if you don't have one ask for some kind...

Yep, but if you don't have one ask for some kind of discount any way. I/we often led with "We are riding coast to coast ..." (when that was the case) and in a lot of situations and it opened doors...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By staehpj1

It can be as cheap or expensive to gear up as you...

It can be as cheap or expensive to gear up as you make it. Since I ride and am otherwise active outdoors at home I have never thought that touring really required different clothing than I wore at...
01-28-24, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By staehpj1

I would suggest trying a change of pace. ...

I would suggest trying a change of pace. Mountain biking would be one way to go, but if that doesn't suit you maybe get off the bike and do something else for a while. Trail running, hiking,...
Forum: Touring
01-23-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By staehpj1

I'd tour on it. I tour real light, so I would...

I'd tour on it. I tour real light, so I would definitely not be too concered about either the wheels or the fork. I think it would be fine for folks who toured with moderate loads too. If you want a...
01-16-24, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By staehpj1

Their return policy is good. So if you have to...

Their return policy is good. So if you have to order without trying on first that is especially helpful. If you have a local REI store they may stock a good variety, but if not, having a local store...
01-14-24, 06:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,743
Posted By staehpj1

Many of both, some of my favorite memories are...

Many of both, some of my favorite memories are from tours.

Repairs were featured in many, but I think some of my favorites were the simple offer of ice cold water in 100+ heat in the middle of...
Forum: Touring
01-12-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,610
Posted By staehpj1

Meh, I figure days with a mm of rain are...

Meh, I figure days with a mm of rain are effectively dry days.

In any case, I don't really find number of days with rain to be that useful of a number. Some locations and seasons a shower might...
01-10-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,817
Posted By staehpj1

I wonder how many don't know what they are paying...

I wonder how many don't know what they are paying for? Some likely subscribe and have no idea what is in the free vs pay subscription. A few pay and don't really use it. It is easy to just let...
01-09-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,187
Posted By staehpj1

Great for parts. Great as an on campus beater....

Great for parts. Great as an on campus beater. Wouldn't pay much for it. If used as an on campus beater, I might try to jack some of the bend out, but leave the dent in. If that was a failure then it...
Forum: Touring
01-07-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By staehpj1

It would be unusual to need to take rear rack off...

It would be unusual to need to take rear rack off to fit bike in regular box. I think I have taken it off to fit in a soft case, the kind where you take both wheels off, but not in a regular bike box.
12-31-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,293
Posted By staehpj1

I finish my morning MTB ride with a total of 2023...

I finish my morning MTB ride with a total of 2023 miles for the year. Not really a lot of miles, but they were all on the MTB and all trail other than a bit of connecting miles on pavement. I don't...
Forum: Touring
12-29-23, 05:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,133
Posted By staehpj1

I never found tour length made much difference to...

I never found tour length made much difference to me. I pack about the same stuff for any tour length from a week to multiple months. If I went longer or shorther I'd likely still take the same...
12-26-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,581
Posted By staehpj1

I got in a trail ride on the mountain bike at...

I got in a trail ride on the mountain bike at sunrise, in the rain. It was raining hard, but I love riding in bad weather. I am weird like that.

We had a nice standing rib roast cooked on our...
Forum: Touring
12-26-23, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By staehpj1

If you are starting and finishing in the same...

If you are starting and finishing in the same city a hotel will likely store a box for you if you are staying there at each end of the trip. Verify ahead of time. Other options include finding...
12-24-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,136
Posted By staehpj1

Good points that somewhat reflect my experiences....

Good points that somewhat reflect my experiences.

I will say that on a non group tour you may meet more folks and have more in depth conversations than you mention depending on two things. One is...
12-23-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,136
Posted By staehpj1

I haven't done an organized trip, but the ones...

I haven't done an organized trip, but the ones that I saw. it looked like they could split up and ride their own pace. I am sure no one told them how much they could or had to eat. They could stop...
12-23-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,372
Posted By staehpj1

I don't know how to answer since these things are...

I don't know how to answer since these things are all relative. At 72 I feel blessed with good health and fitness compared to most folks I know who are my age. So if using that as a measure I guess I...
12-23-23, 06:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,293
Posted By staehpj1

I mentioned mileage goals and consistensy and I...

I mentioned mileage goals and consistensy and I am still on track there. I'll also say that I have really enjoyed just getting out in the woods early every morning. Seeing the seasons, the weather...
12-23-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,136
Posted By staehpj1

I actually like to organize gear and have the...

I actually like to organize gear and have the right stuff, but being a bit disorganized in the schedule and route planning suits me fine.

To the OP:
Is it worth it? That depends on what you want...
12-22-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,358
Posted By staehpj1

I'll just say this... Folks can and do love...

I'll just say this... Folks can and do love recumbents and that is great, but as I see it it is a different sport and recumbent trikes maybe more so. Bents don't scratch the same itch for me as an...
12-21-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,358
Posted By staehpj1

It depends on what level of training/performance...

It depends on what level of training/performance you are talking about. You are kidding yourself if you think your absolute top end potential doesn't decline at a much younger age. Look at pro...
Forum: Touring
12-19-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By staehpj1

I have used a liner at times and they work, but I...

I have used a liner at times and they work, but I have mostly stopped. I don't tend to sleep in the bag with bare skin much. I usually have at the very least running shorts and a tech tee and often...
12-19-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,330
Posted By staehpj1

I agree on the too many moving parts, but not the...

I agree on the too many moving parts, but not the 5-10 min you tube highlights. I really want more continuous race coverage and live coverage if possible. Replays shortly after the race are the...
12-18-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By staehpj1

It would probably be a 29er and the Manitou...

It would probably be a 29er and the Manitou wouldn't be original if it was a 2008 according to the specs, At least that is what it looked like when I looked up that model for 2008 (15 years old). So...
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