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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-12-17, 02:34 PM   #126
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replacing my 7-8yr old garmin 800 edge this this cute lil thing

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Nice ... looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it
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replacing my 7-8yr old garmin 800 edge this this cute lil thing
Love my Bolt... Live Segments and Take Me To features are awesome.
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Old 09-12-17, 07:26 PM   #129
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Cool. I think this and other bike computers will only make all better. Competition is good
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The aero nature of the Bolt should easily increase average speed by 5-6mph. Easily.
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The aero nature of the Bolt should easily increase average speed by 5-6mph. Easily.
Not for me it wouldn't. Hahahahaha. I might angle it funky to see it
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At your usual computer angle, you would gain so much lift the front tire would lift off of the ground. Instant wheelies above 15mph.
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Nice ... looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it
first ride on it....forgot to pre upload a route to test turn by turn. Will have to do tomorrow.

Sent live tracking feed to wife and myself so I can see what she sees. GUI interface is really nice, better then I expected.

the 5-6mph aero increase DOC said I would have think he meant the wind speed would increase 5mph over normal oh well I need a much needed spin anyways

some screen shots of the live tracking feature.



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the bolt looks sweet, I wanted to get one, but I just couldn't justify buying one now. I've had my edge 500 for 3 years maybe, and it's still running good.
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666 feet of climbing today ...
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666 feet of climbing today ...
You know you want to reward yourself with a big ol' piece of devil's food cake!
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You know you want to reward yourself with a big ol' piece of devil's food cake!
Came home last night from a trip to the office to find the wife and daughter had baked a MOUNTAIN of chocolate chip cookies ... a particular weakness of mine.

Side note: Strava has amended my figure to 667. Guess they didn't feel comfortable with it
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they gave you a bonus foot for your monthly stats
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That's cool. Strava always seems to round my figures down (except time, they round that up!)
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I guess I'm officially a cyclist now-- after initiating what I have concluded to be a completely intentional close pass, a guy tried to kill me (by getting out of his Ford Ranger and running across traffic and trying to push me over,) failed, and then threw his uncapped Gatorade at me.

I stayed upright, and wisely (in retrospect) hopped onto the sidewalk (never dropping below ~23-24mph) because when he came in for the electrolyte attack, he hit the curb so hard a huge puff of concrete dust came up into the air. He did get a good strike with the Gatorade, but it was less than half full and in a big 32oz plastic bottle, so there was no real impact. Frame is all sticky, though.

The whole time it was going on, I remember thinking, Is this actually happening? I didn't even flip the guy off. I did one of these:



People be crazy.
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How's the exercise bike coming along @PhotoJoe?
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I just got home from Club Med for round 10 of chemo. The bike is still sitting comfortably out in the garage. I have my college roommates coming for the weekend, so I probably won't get on it until next week sometime.
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I guess I'm officially a cyclist now-- after initiating what I have concluded to be a completely intentional close pass, a guy tried to kill me (by getting out of his Ford Ranger and running across traffic and trying to push me over,) failed, and then threw his uncapped Gatorade at me.

I stayed upright, and wisely (in retrospect) hopped onto the sidewalk (never dropping below ~23-24mph) because when he came in for the electrolyte attack, he hit the curb so hard a huge puff of concrete dust came up into the air. He did get a good strike with the Gatorade, but it was less than half full and in a big 32oz plastic bottle, so there was no real impact. Frame is all sticky, though.

The whole time it was going on, I remember thinking, Is this actually happening? I didn't even flip the guy off. I did one of these:

People be crazy.
OK, what did you do. I think we all need to gather round for a nice bout of victim blaming.
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When I was commuting in Milwaukee I realized, fairly early on, that gestures toward drivers in cars, from myself on my little bike, only carrying my U lock as a weapon, were misguided at best, terribly consequential at worst. So I toned it down. Sounds like that dude was mad and nothing was going to change it Doc ... sorry to hear it.

Now, out here in the sticks, I'm waiting patiently for some dipsh1t kid to come by me in his lifted truck and roll coal on me ... so far so good though. I try to ride off hours if I can.
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OK, what did you do. I think we all need to gather round for a nice bout of victim blaming.
I committed that most unforgivable of sins: I rode a bicycle on a public street.
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I went riding yesterday late afternoon, 95+ degrees, with the sun going down it didn't feel too bad. This time of year, the bugs are out, not biting me but flying into me, my face, into my glasses, around my glasses. So I am riding in the 95+ temps with my jersey zipped up to my throat, but normally the most irritating thing is having bugs fly into my helmet through the vent holes and get stuck in my hair. This year I got the PI skull caps that is mesh and made of wicking material so the bugs won't get to the hair. In the spring it was Japanese beetles. I can't stand bugs. One guy was walking on the MUP and had his shirt off and waving it back and forth to ward off the bugs. I had to ding my bell a few times to make sure he didn't hit me.


Otherwise it was a good ride.


Now wait until the days are shorter and it is night riding and having a light on the handlebars will attract the bugs at me or a helmet light, then they will come right to my head. I need one of those BMX foot pegs to mount the bike light, then the bugs will fly into my feet.
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You mean something like this?

https://amlingscycle.com/products/ni...t-light-mount#
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FORTY DOLLARS!?! You gotta lotta nerve, Nitto. The Problem Solvers version is about $25. And hey, cyclists-- if anyone wants something like this but isn't willing to pay that premium, I could fabricate one in about 20 minutes. I made something altogether similar out of cherry to move my bar-mount light onto the fork.
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I committed that most unforgivable of sins: I rode a bicycle on a public street.
There are some people who just completely lose it when they see a bike on the street. A buddy and I had one driver go completely nuts because we were riding side by side completely within a wide bike lane (which is explicitly permitted in the city of Irvine BTW). We did not cause him to have to slow down, change lanes or alter his drive in any way. Just our mere presence was enough.

For as many miles as you ride sounds like your nutcase-to-mile ratio is still pretty good. Good call to keep moving fast.
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I just got home from Club Med for round 10 of chemo. The bike is still sitting comfortably out in the garage. I have my college roommates coming for the weekend, so I probably won't get on it until next week sometime.
Hang in there my friend. You're entitled to a few recovery days after treatment before climbing onto an exercise bike, no Bike Forums points lost (yet!).
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