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04-13-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,189
Posted By Tomm Willians

I’ve had some success with weather apps that give...

I’ve had some success with weather apps that give wind directions by the hour and then plan a route accordingly to avoid headwinds (as much as I can) given the known reliability of any given weather...
04-13-24, 09:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,608
Posted By Tomm Willians

I thank my lucky stars the day the wife went...

I thank my lucky stars the day the wife went tubeless, she could find a thorn like no other. I changed so many flats for her I feel qualified to work a NASCAR pit crew. Strange thing is she always...
04-05-24, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By Tomm Willians

I ride a Pivot E Vault a majority (99%) with the...

I ride a Pivot E Vault a majority (99%) with the battery and motor removed for my “regular” bike experience.
03-28-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By Tomm Willians

I suspect many of us achieved our “fit” by years...

I suspect many of us achieved our “fit” by years of riding and then making adjustments as needed. Undoubtedly a much longer way of doing it but I’ve found a fit I wouldn’t alter no matter who gave...
03-25-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,633
Posted By Tomm Willians

Had my L5 replaced November 20th and was able to...

Had my L5 replaced November 20th and was able to start rehabbing on an E bike 5 weeks later. Did a century with the wife yesterday on my regular bike and it felt great! Not bad for 63 years old.
03-04-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tomm Willians

My Pivot was new when purchased thus no battery...

My Pivot was new when purchased thus no battery concerns. The Diverge was traded in towards the final cost.
ahhh…… I think you meant the wife’s Trek? We took a complete risk and it worked out...
03-03-24, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,096
Posted By Tomm Willians

It might take some looking to find one at your...

It might take some looking to find one at your price point but I’ll suggest a Fazua powered E gravel bike. Reason being is you can drop the motor and battery like a massive AA unit thus lightening...
02-28-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Tomm Willians

OP is doing no such thing. I asked a simple and...

OP is doing no such thing. I asked a simple and direct question concerning a mount and received ONE answer to my question followed by far too many opinions on everything surrounding the topic, except...
02-27-24, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tomm Willians

Got both shots and they absolutely floored me....

Got both shots and they absolutely floored me. Took about 3 months to recover each time.
02-21-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,908
Posted By Tomm Willians

We ride together frequently and we also ride a...

We ride together frequently and we also ride a tandem in complete harmony. At one time she had accumulated around 17-18 bikes that were mostly vintage. Colnagos, Pinarellos, DeRosa, she really has an...
02-20-24, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Tomm Willians

I recently underwent major back surgery that I...

I recently underwent major back surgery that I knew would affect my cycling for quite some time. In preparation for that, I purchased a Pivot E Vault as it is not only an outstanding E bike, but...
10-12-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,558
Posted By Tomm Willians

Well the answer of course is the development of...

Well the answer of course is the development of self driving bikes 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By Tomm Willians

Seems like no matter what new tire I try I always...

Seems like no matter what new tire I try I always end up going back to gp5000’s. I currently run 32mm on my Pivot E Vault with 50mm carbon wheels and love them. As I simply cannot stop messing with...
10-03-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tomm Willians

I started waxing chains on all my bike’s...

I started waxing chains on all my bike’s including my Pivot E Vault. I can’t say unequivocally that it’s any smoother or faster but it’s certainly much cleaner. I’ve no reason to go back to oil based...
09-18-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,605
Posted By Tomm Willians

This suggestion definitely belongs in the “how...

This suggestion definitely belongs in the “how much money?” category but worth mentioning.
the Pivot E Vault is basically a high dollar gravel Ebike that also can be easily ridden as a normal bike....
09-14-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Tomm Willians

Attempting a 200 mile

Attempting a 200 mile
09-11-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,450
Posted By Tomm Willians

The question whether you can achieve a greater...

The question whether you can achieve a greater workout on an e-bike is true….. and false. Completely depends on the type of ebike you’re talking about and how the rider is using it.
I’m due for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,147
Posted By Tomm Willians

I’ve only been a “dedicated” cyclist about 4...

I’ve only been a “dedicated” cyclist about 4 years and when I first started I HATED hills. As my conditioning and gearing knowledge changed I now seek them out. However the best thing I did to get...
08-24-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Tomm Willians

Major score !!!!

A few days ago I was on another forum and noticed a post offering a FREE Fazua battery and carry bag to anyone who wanted it 😳😳😳
At first I thought “this is bs” and ignored the post. I then became...
08-02-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,518
Posted By Tomm Willians

The wife and I went through that phase, at its...

The wife and I went through that phase, at its peak she had I believe 17? And I had about 15. After a couple years it occurred to us that about 4 of them were seeing any consistent use so the rest of...
07-17-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Tomm Willians

That is rather odd but……. I have a Pivot EVault...

That is rather odd but……. I have a Pivot EVault and the wife has a Domane Plus like the rider you’re referring to. They use the Fazua system which can be removed thus becoming a regular bike. ...
07-15-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Tomm Willians

My wife just purchased a 2021 Domane Plus with...

My wife just purchased a 2021 Domane Plus with the mid drive Fazua for $3000 in pretty nice condition. They are out there.
07-15-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Tomm Willians

I recently purchased a Pivot E Vault that is...

I recently purchased a Pivot E Vault that is technically a gravel bike but I have a second wheelset with 32c road tires. Its application in climbing is not bad at all. Shortly after purchasing it I...
07-12-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,211
Posted By Tomm Willians

The wife and I both have Turbo Levo SL’s for MTB...

The wife and I both have Turbo Levo SL’s for MTB and I have a Pivot E Vault while she has a Trek Domane Plus for road or gravel riding. As I’ve grown older and a life of injuries ( both of us) has...
07-07-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,524
Posted By Tomm Willians

Even though you have a 3x I’m wondering what your...

Even though you have a 3x I’m wondering what your cassette is? Climbing at one time was the most undesirable thing on earth for me with cycling. I swear I’d go 10 miles around a 500’ climb just to...
07-07-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,524
Posted By Tomm Willians

I failed that course in the very last moments on...

I failed that course in the very last moments on the road march that signaled the end of the course. Missed the time by like 10 minutes?. Joined the next cycle and did it all…. over….again 🙃
06-14-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Tomm Willians

He will love you forever 🤣🤣🤣 ...

He will love you forever 🤣🤣🤣
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By Tomm Willians

I’m 5’-8” with a 30” inseam and rode on 172.5...

I’m 5’-8” with a 30” inseam and rode on 172.5 cranks for a very long time without any issues (at least that I was aware of) until I started using aero bars. At that point it felt like my knees were...
06-11-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tomm Willians

One of the dumbest statements on this forum and...

One of the dumbest statements on this forum and that’s saying plenty……
05-31-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By Tomm Willians

[QUOTE=sean.hwy;22907798]have a strava route for...

[QUOTE=sean.hwy;22907798]have a strava route for this?[/https://strava.app.link/WMWNE20yfAb

There you go !
05-01-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Tomm Willians

Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures. ...

Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures.

For reasons unknown,I was struggling the entire ride as though I had done a century before the ride began. I did not have the ability to stop and do...
04-30-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Tomm Willians

Chico Wildflower 2023

Just walked in the door from this event and enjoyed it immensely, it was rather difficult due to some dang issue I was having but certainly not the fault of the event or course. First time riding it...
04-27-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By Tomm Willians

Scheduled a certain setback

After a number of years with somewhat significant back problems I’ve had to schedule surgery for this November. I’ll be having a “cage” installed between L5 and S1 and having minor work done all the...
04-22-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,719
Posted By Tomm Willians

I’m thinking this might be similar to purchasing...

I’m thinking this might be similar to purchasing a Corvette or such as an older person. No you don’t need to go 160 but the heart wants what it wants. I’d like to think when it’s my time I’ll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,647
Posted By Tomm Willians

Buying more bike stuff based on need??? What...

Buying more bike stuff based on need??? What crazy sub forum is this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1,791
Posted By Tomm Willians

I purchased a set and took them on a 60 mile test...

I purchased a set and took them on a 60 mile test run. I stopped a few times to make adjustments but immediately found my speed increased heading into the wind which I guess shouldn’t be too...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,914
Posted By Tomm Willians

It would be much easier (and a more efficient use...

It would be much easier (and a more efficient use of time?) if you simply climb/ride against your previous best times on a given course.
No one to wait for.
03-24-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By Tomm Willians

If climbing ability is the priority ( triple...

If climbing ability is the priority ( triple aside) SRAM makes their AXS “Mullet” 1x12 group with a 40 up front (38 available) and a 10-52 12 speed on the back. I have this set up on my Diverge along...
03-23-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Tomm Willians

The LBS said they are scheduling exactly that...

The LBS said they are scheduling exactly that type of event with Pivot and I’m looking forward to it.
03-22-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Tomm Willians

You sir are an animal 😳😳😳.

You sir are an animal 😳😳😳.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,548
Posted By Tomm Willians

Kuat recommends that you do not use covers with...

Kuat recommends that you do not use covers with this specific rack. Perhaps because it’s a lighter weight rack the addition of covers catches wind and applies downward force?...
03-03-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,490
Posted By Tomm Willians

I suppose it could just be me but I’m well into...

I suppose it could just be me but I’m well into my 60’s and I’ve discovered that I’ve reached a performance level that likely isn’t going to change.
No matter how much I ride, I think the affect of...
02-28-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,705
Posted By Tomm Willians

Will there be snacks or beer at the end? It would...

Will there be snacks or beer at the end? It would effect my time.
02-26-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,053
Posted By Tomm Willians

You be you, if your friends are offended by that,...

You be you, if your friends are offended by that, find new friends. How you set your bike up is no one else’s business anymore than how you decorate your house.
02-21-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tomm Willians

Yeah it should not have been for me either which...

Yeah it should not have been for me either which got me thinking about it
02-14-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,190
Posted By Tomm Willians

That Orbea is a beaut.

That Orbea is a beaut.
02-14-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,190
Posted By Tomm Willians

The new Diverge is wonderful. Partially no doubt...

The new Diverge is wonderful. Partially no doubt to it actually being a correct size for me 🤣🤣 I’ve usually purchased used bikes that while being close to my size, were not quite right. And the ETap...
02-12-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,190
Posted By Tomm Willians

It seems inevitable……

At 62 I’m still more than capable of hammering out a century + but I can feel time crawling up on me every time I ride. One thing that’s keeping my attitude on the positive side is all the great...
02-12-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,987
Posted By Tomm Willians

I installed a Redshift shock stem on my gravel...

I installed a Redshift shock stem on my gravel bike which works well. It takes a bit of experimenting to find the right combination of pads to get your “feel” but it’s not hard. I’ve since purchased...
02-02-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By Tomm Willians

The Batman route 😁

Finished this ride today and was looking at my Strava when I noticed the similarities between the ride and the silhouette of Batman 😆😆 I’m easily amused....
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