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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-23-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By rdtompki
If my wife and I return to riding our tandem I'd...

If my wife and I return to riding our tandem I'd try the TRP's on the back. The BB7s have been very reliable (on Volagi and daVinci), but the TRP Hy/Rd have superior modulation and no change in...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-21-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By rdtompki
Kudos to TRP

Or how to correspond with customer service. I've had TRP Hy/Rd brakes on my Volagi for a year or so having put them on shortly after their introduction. I really like the brakes, big improvement...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-20-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,472
Posted By rdtompki
Bill, happy belated b'day wishes! Your...

Bill, happy belated b'day wishes! Your thoughtful posts are always a delight.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-16-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,479,120
Posted By rdtompki
26 miles with some small rolling hills. I'm...

26 miles with some small rolling hills. I'm going to do my birthday ride the day after Thanksgiving (69 miles) when I'm properly fueled up; excessive fueling is my only hope.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-12-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,479,120
Posted By rdtompki
Late afternoon ride, unusual for me. Did 13.4...

Late afternoon ride, unusual for me. Did 13.4 miles out and back, 800' of climbing. It's nice to have a short ride out of my house with a bit of climbing.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-11-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,515
Posted By rdtompki
Out my front door, but I'll wait until 10am for a...

Out my front door, but I'll wait until 10am for a warmer ride.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-11-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,421
Posted By rdtompki
It's strange in that I'm "only" 6', 200 lbs and...

It's strange in that I'm "only" 6', 200 lbs and while I don't recall my sitbone measurement I'm not overly "wide". I've used a number of conventional saddles that were fine width-wise, but painful...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-10-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,421
Posted By rdtompki
I was having issues with perineum pressure. I...

I was having issues with perineum pressure. I wound up with an ISM Adamo Century - problem solved; as you point out it's important to watch the videos for proper setup. I tried one of their...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-10-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,850
Posted By rdtompki
I like the additional information provided by my...

I like the additional information provided by my Garmin and while I do save my "data" on Strava I don't pay much attention to PRs, etc. I also really like my Cardio bluetooth headset; it lets me...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-10-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,479,120
Posted By rdtompki
It's tough when you go through such a stretch. ...

It's tough when you go through such a stretch. Try to get some exercise during the week, maybe a 1/2 hour walk each day and look forward to the joy that those weekend rides bring.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-09-14, 11:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,378
Posted By rdtompki
Take out a loan and start buyin' and tryin'. ...

Take out a loan and start buyin' and tryin'. Endless saddle configurations, endless butt configurations, bicycle fit, shorts, etc. all enter into the mix.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-09-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,479,120
Posted By rdtompki
41 miles, 2000'. No way I'm ready for my...

41 miles, 2000'. No way I'm ready for my birthday ride, but it was a beautiful day. By 0900 O was down to summer riding gear.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-04-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,479,120
Posted By rdtompki
30.9 miles, 1500+ feet, 14.7 mph, about 1 mph...

30.9 miles, 1500+ feet, 14.7 mph, about 1 mph slower than my "usual"; definitely feeling the effects of sporadic riding. OTOH, it was a beautiful day. Wanted to get out at 0800: arm warmers, leg...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-03-14, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By rdtompki
Campy Shifters/SRAM RD Modification Suggestion

I've been running Campy QS/Microshift shifters with a SRAM 10-spd (Exact Actuation) RD for some time on both tandem and single. I really like the Campy shifters and am not about to change, but we're...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-02-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By rdtompki
:thumb: I'm a few weeks short of 69 y/o and I...

:thumb: I'm a few weeks short of 69 y/o and I remember my first few rides on a real bike (Schwinn, of course) as though it were yesterday: my dad giving me a push, my falling on our front line and,...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-29-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,859
Posted By rdtompki
I don't generally signal. I'll always move over...

I don't generally signal. I'll always move over a bit which is a clear indication that I'm aware of the car's presence. The exception to this practice is a driver that is nervous about passing; I...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-24-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15,789
Views: 2,516,818
Posted By rdtompki
Two spare sets of brake pads for my Volagi TRP...

Two spare sets of brake pads for my Volagi TRP Hy/Rd calipers. I like this bike so much I've run out of things to buy although I am buying a spare set of wheels; my riding time is precious and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-23-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,479,120
Posted By rdtompki
Cooler temps are here to stay! Got in 31 miles,...

Cooler temps are here to stay! Got in 31 miles, 1500' of climbing, 14.9 mph average. I don't usually do this loop CCW, the harder direction, but it's a nice change of pace. I dogged it on the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-21-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,893
Posted By rdtompki
+1 to keeping the triple. I'd vote for a 26t...

+1 to keeping the triple. I'd vote for a 26t chainring replacement for the 30t you currently have. I spend a lot of time in my 39t chainring and 12-27. 53t chainring is for downhills and no-wind...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-20-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,720
Posted By rdtompki
These two rides are right out of my front door. ...

These two rides are right out of my front door. Dead end ranch roads are not in the best condition, however.
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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-20-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,481
Posted By rdtompki
I'll start an early morning ride at 40degF, but...

I'll start an early morning ride at 40degF, but it better plan on getting into the 50's.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-20-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By rdtompki
Not so tough: I've develop a new technique for...

Not so tough: I've develop a new technique for pumping up the front tire while astride the top tube. BTW, I do really like tubeless with no plans to change. I'll just pay a bit more attention (I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-19-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By rdtompki
Tubeless Tire Interval Training Secret!

I could make millions selling a DVD, but as payback for all the excellent advice;) on this sub-form I'm willing to share gratis. If anyone feels obligated to send a few bucks my way (I'm retired) PM...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-14-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 230,781
Posted By rdtompki
I've had a few slow months having been pretty...

I've had a few slow months having been pretty busy with other stuff. I've got 5-6 weeks to shape up for my 69 mile ride-your-age-ride. Last year I did 70 miles with 5000' of climbing and I refuse...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-14-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18,945
Views: 1,479,120
Posted By rdtompki
Snuck in 32 miles this am before the rain which...

Snuck in 32 miles this am before the rain which is due in about 2 months (if we're lucky). Temps have finally dropped; the last days breaking 90 degrees are now in our rear view mirror.
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