Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction 2022.3

Notices
Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction 2022.3

Old 09-23-22, 06:46 PM
  #6501  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 7,350

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6629 Post(s)
Liked 3,091 Times in 1,317 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
It's usually printed or etched on the post.

You are a wizard!
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 09-23-22, 06:53 PM
  #6502  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,372
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5751 Post(s)
Liked 5,511 Times in 2,823 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
I have the seat push all the way back, almost beyond limits. The seat post that is on it, only has 10 mm set back, Im lookin to replace it with 20 mm set back or more.
I was going to say if you couldn't read it you could measure it with a micrometer or vernier.
big john is offline  
Old 09-23-22, 06:53 PM
  #6503  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,372
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5751 Post(s)
Liked 5,511 Times in 2,823 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
We've installed a few of those kits for customers at the shop. Not recommended.
At that point just get a small motorcycle.
big john is offline  
Old 09-23-22, 07:50 PM
  #6504  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 9,034
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6857 Post(s)
Liked 4,297 Times in 2,342 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
We've installed a few of those kits for customers at the shop. Not recommended.
#noveltyitem.
Mojo31 is offline  
Old 09-23-22, 07:59 PM
  #6505  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 54,046

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11803 Post(s)
Liked 3,065 Times in 1,786 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
At that point just get a small motorcycle.
I suspect these customers don't qualify for a motorcycle license.
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Old 09-23-22, 08:30 PM
  #6506  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,372
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5751 Post(s)
Liked 5,511 Times in 2,823 Posts
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I suspect these customers don't qualify for a motorcycle license.
But are those contraptions legal to ride on the street?
big john is offline  
Old 09-23-22, 11:59 PM
  #6507  
gnome
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Posts: 5,075

Bikes: I've lost count.

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1294 Post(s)
Liked 699 Times in 283 Posts
Speaking of contraptions. Its new bike day today

it needs a bit of servicing but is very comfortable to ride.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline  
Likes For gnome:
Old 09-24-22, 03:21 AM
  #6508  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,913

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19580 Post(s)
Liked 6,238 Times in 3,020 Posts
Originally Posted by gnome View Post
Speaking of contraptions. Its new bike day today

it needs a bit of servicing but is very comfortable to ride.
Double liked for including the cat.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 04:38 AM
  #6509  
datlas 
Should Be More Popular
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 39,913

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 539 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19580 Post(s)
Liked 6,238 Times in 3,020 Posts
It got cool, suddenly. It’s 44F out. Time to bundle up and ride!
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 06:01 AM
  #6510  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 22,009

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9798 Post(s)
Liked 3,345 Times in 1,584 Posts
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. Im guessing allergic conjunctivitis as Ive had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


__________________
"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet" - Roger Miller








Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 07:01 AM
  #6511  
seedsbelize2
Used to be Seedsbelize
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatn. Mxico
Posts: 3,057

Bikes: , 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1486 Post(s)
Liked 765 Times in 488 Posts
Wordle 462 5/6

⬜🟨🟩🟨⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟨⬜🟨⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 07:14 AM
  #6512  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 21,372
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5751 Post(s)
Liked 5,511 Times in 2,823 Posts
Got a 2.
Wordle 462 2/6

🟨⬜⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
big john is offline  
Likes For big john:
Old 09-24-22, 07:39 AM
  #6513  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,770

Bikes: 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 2020 Holdsworth Competition, 2022 Giant Trance 29 3

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2947 Post(s)
Liked 2,881 Times in 1,033 Posts
Good morning




I want to go on a bike ride but were hiking at Chimney Rock with the family and then some boating. Should be a nice day.
abshipp is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 09:59 AM
  #6514  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 7,350

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6629 Post(s)
Liked 3,091 Times in 1,317 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. Im guessing allergic conjunctivitis as Ive had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


bampilot06 is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 10:13 AM
  #6515  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 7,350

Bikes: Madone, Emonda, 5500, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6629 Post(s)
Liked 3,091 Times in 1,317 Posts
It was freezing this morning. I thought I was looking forward to the colder temperatures but I changed my mind.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 10:16 AM
  #6516  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 12,984

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7298 Post(s)
Liked 7,764 Times in 3,957 Posts
Average.
Wordle 462 4/6

⬜🟨🟨🟨⬜
⬜⬜🟨🟨🟨
🟨🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 10:31 AM
  #6517  
genejockey 
Klaatu..Verata..Necktie?
 
genejockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 12,984

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate, Ultegra; Canyon Endurace, 105; Battaglin MAX, Chorus; Bianchi 928 Veloce; Ritchey Road Logic, Dura Ace; Cannondale R500 RX100; Schwinn Circuit, Sante; Lotus Supreme, Dura Ace

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7298 Post(s)
Liked 7,764 Times in 3,957 Posts
On last night's ride, when it started it was in the mid 80s, but I passes through some places where the temps got down to 73. Those felt almost chilly. I must be fairly well acclimated, which is good because there's still a week of September and then all of October to go with potential for temps in the 90s and 100s here. At least the days are short.

I TRIED to keep to a recovery pace last night, after really hammering on Thursday, but sometimes it's hard to hold back. I did manage to keep it all at Tempo or below. The race I rode the other night - 35 minutes, basically, was all higher than Tempo. 90% Threshold, according to Strava. No wonder I couldn't hold on. This was the pace I used to ride in the Crits, but for twice the time! I thought I was doing okay, riding with a group of 4 other riders, mostly sitting in but sometimes on the front. Then at the start of the next-to-last lap, one of them dialed it up from 2.5 w/kg to 3 and they left me for dead. I dunno - more Sweet Spot? I was responding okay to surges, but couldn't hold 3+ w/kg for very long.
__________________
"Don't take life so serious-it ain't nohow permanent."

"Everybody's gotta be somewhere." - Eccles
genejockey is offline  
Likes For genejockey:
Old 09-24-22, 10:39 AM
  #6518  
Mojo31
-------
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Tejas
Posts: 9,034
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6857 Post(s)
Liked 4,297 Times in 2,342 Posts
First time back on the bike since hurting my back. Slow and easy, but felt good to be back out. Maybe more tomorrow. Can still feel some twinges when I do certain things.
Mojo31 is offline  
Likes For Mojo31:
Old 09-24-22, 11:04 AM
  #6519  
DougRNS
Silver Comet Fred
 
DougRNS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NW Metro Atl.
Posts: 9,479

Bikes: 1

Mentioned: 144 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6883 Post(s)
Liked 1,755 Times in 1,054 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. Im guessing allergic conjunctivitis as Ive had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


Dang, get better soon. Whats the treatment steroids or antihistamines or some other potion?
DougRNS is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 11:06 AM
  #6520  
seedsbelize2
Used to be Seedsbelize
 
seedsbelize2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatn. Mxico
Posts: 3,057

Bikes: , 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe,87 Schwinn Prelude, 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1486 Post(s)
Liked 765 Times in 488 Posts
Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
On last night's ride, when it started it was in the mid 80s, but I passes through some places where the temps got down to 73. Those felt almost chilly. I must be fairly well acclimated, which is good because there's still a week of September and then all of October to go with potential for temps in the 90s and 100s here. At least the days are short.

I TRIED to keep to a recovery pace last night, after really hammering on Thursday, but sometimes it's hard to hold back. I did manage to keep it all at Tempo or below. The race I rode the other night - 35 minutes, basically, was all higher than Tempo. 90% Threshold, according to Strava. No wonder I couldn't hold on. This was the pace I used to ride in the Crits, but for twice the time! I thought I was doing okay, riding with a group of 4 other riders, mostly sitting in but sometimes on the front. Then at the start of the next-to-last lap, one of them dialed it up from 2.5 w/kg to 3 and they left me for dead. I dunno - more Sweet Spot? I was responding okay to surges, but couldn't hold 3+ w/kg for very long.
You have a Circuit and a Tempo?
seedsbelize2 is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 12:25 PM
  #6521  
MoAlpha
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 10,686

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8826 Post(s)
Liked 4,769 Times in 2,543 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. Im guessing allergic conjunctivitis as Ive had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.

Allergic issues are unlikely to affect only one eye. @datlas would know better, but Id assume thats infectious.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 12:36 PM
  #6522  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 31,083

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 316 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10391 Post(s)
Liked 4,457 Times in 2,439 Posts
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Woke up to this this morning after riding wooded trails in Ohio yesterday for 3-4 hours. Im guessing allergic conjunctivitis as Ive had it before during hay fever season. The trails were loaded with ragweed. Started swelling during the ride.


Thatll buff right out.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Likes For BillyD:
Old 09-24-22, 12:47 PM
  #6523  
BillyD
Administrator
Thread Starter
 
BillyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 31,083

Bikes: Merlin Cyrene '04; Bridgestone RB-1 '92

Mentioned: 316 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10391 Post(s)
Liked 4,457 Times in 2,439 Posts
Originally Posted by gnome View Post
Speaking of contraptions. Its new bike day today

it needs a bit of servicing but is very comfortable to ride.
I see what you did there . . . negative points for using the cat to lean the bike on.
__________________
See, this is why we can't have nice things. - - smarkinson
Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
BillyD is offline  
Likes For BillyD:
Old 09-24-22, 01:19 PM
  #6524  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 22,009

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9798 Post(s)
Liked 3,345 Times in 1,584 Posts
Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Dang, get better soon. Whats the treatment steroids or antihistamines or some other potion?
I take antihistamines but I also picked up OTC pink eye drops. They seem to help a little.
__________________
"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet" - Roger Miller








Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 09-24-22, 01:20 PM
  #6525  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 22,009

Bikes: Trek Emonda, Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9798 Post(s)
Liked 3,345 Times in 1,584 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Allergic issues are unlikely to affect only one eye. @datlas would know better, but I’d assume that’s infectious.
I agree since a sty popped up on the upper lid late morning.

Jeez, you’d think with all of the hand washing and hand sanitizers that things like this would be uncommon. It’s not like I’m around a bunch of children or anything.
__________________
"Some people feel the rain, others just get wet" - Roger Miller








Trsnrtr is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.