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Forum: Road Cycling 05-09-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By Myosmith
For $400 seriously consider used. For $400you can...

For $400 seriously consider used. For $400you can get a very entry level bike new or a nice midlevel road bike used in good condotion. Ask your LBS about trade-ins they have on hand.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-07-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,804
Posted By Myosmith
Sorry I'm late

I'm a bit late to the party, but if the OP is still checking this thread, my first piece of advice is to completely ignore anything that Nightshade says about clipless pedals.

My personal favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-16-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,374
Posted By Myosmith
The road bike gets 75% of the miles. The touring...

The road bike gets 75% of the miles. The touring also sees quite a bit of action. The MTB doesn't get ridden much but might get used on some gravel grinders this fall. Bike #4...
Forum: Touring 07-02-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,626
Posted By Myosmith
I've run 700 x 45 Smart Sams on 50 to 100 mile...

I've run 700 x 45 Smart Sams on 50 to 100 mile gravel grinders and on mixed surfaces. Great tire for anything except the really soft stuff.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-03-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By Myosmith
And had a great view of wheel wells and door...

And had a great view of wheel wells and door handles.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-16-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,408
Posted By Myosmith
Can't we all just ride?

Can't we all just ride?
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-17-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,953
Posted By Myosmith
My wife just bought a Ninja (900w I think). It...

My wife just bought a Ninja (900w I think). It came with a regular pitcher and two individual smoothie containers. Works good for quick shakes or smoothies. Fast, smooth, and easy to clean.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-30-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,105
Posted By Myosmith
Let someone know where you are going, at least in...

Let someone know where you are going, at least in general, and check in from time to time. Ride with GPS and Road ID both have apps that allow real time or near real time tracking where friends or...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-28-14, 04:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,477
Posted By Myosmith
Lately I've been carrying single-serve bags of...

Lately I've been carrying single-serve bags of granola with dried fruit and nuts. There are several varieties put out by several companies. Each serving is typically 190-200 kCal. My other old...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-14, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By Myosmith
First I want to say that I am not a seasoned...

First I want to say that I am not a seasoned MTBer. I ride primarily medium distance endurance and touring on paved roads. I ride off road occasionally for recreation and cross training, so take the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-27-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Myosmith
Anyone with wide feet tried Northwave shoes?

I recently had someone recommend Northwave Mission MTB shoes for my wide, fairly square-toed feet (size 10 EE US for most athletic shoes). I like the look for commuting, touring, etc. but they don't...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-27-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By Myosmith
Cycling specific clothing does make a difference...

Cycling specific clothing does make a difference and for group rides or organized events I usually wear full kit (shorts or bibs and a cycling jersey, etc.) but there are a lot of options out there...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Myosmith
If you can make it up here tomorrow afternoon,...

If you can make it up here tomorrow afternoon, I'll gladly ride with you :thumb:

Forecast: Sustained winds of 25-30 mph with gusts over 40, Wind chill of -8 degrees F, Freezing rain in the AM...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-30-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,373
Posted By Myosmith
Thanks for the advice. I did pick this tire...

Thanks for the advice.

I did pick this tire for high puncture resistance as I'm starting to ride some organized gravel/backroad/singletrack centuries that are unsupported and a couple really get...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-30-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,657
Posted By Myosmith
Very true that the government food guidelines are...

Very true that the government food guidelines are a single factor in a sea of factors that contribute to the health of a nation. I do believe the food pyramid and other USDA guidelines did contribute...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Myosmith
I feel for you, Clausen, you have such a long...

I feel for you, Clausen, you have such a long winter compared to us and I already have cabin fever.

I've still got the winter bike complete with studded tires, so snow and ice won't stop me, but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-30-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,373
Posted By Myosmith
Tire Pressure Question

I installed new 700 x 38 Specialized Hemisphere Armadillos on my gravel grinder and noted that the recommended pressures on the sidewall are 75 psi min / 100 psi max. That seemed like a lot of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-30-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,678
Posted By Myosmith
If you are looking to work up to long rides where...

If you are looking to work up to long rides where speed is a secondary consideration to comfort, don't rule out touring bikes. You don't have to do loaded multi-day touring to enjoy some of the...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Myosmith
Bike's ready . . . and here's the forecast

I made the mistake of getting the road bike down, cleaning, lubing, new tires, ready to rock. The last two days (when I've been on-call and can't really ride) have been 40s and sunny but kinda windy....
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
Posted By Myosmith
A quarter inch or so of regular chlorine bleach...

A quarter inch or so of regular chlorine bleach in the bottom of the bottle, cap, shake, let sit for a few minutes, shake again, squeeze bleach (carefully) out of drinking spout into sink. Triple...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-14, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By Myosmith
Just hit Target or WallyWorld and pick up a...

Just hit Target or WallyWorld and pick up a Nalgene water bottle if you are looking for something secure with a screw off cap. They come in 16 to 48 oz versions from around $5-10. Their new bottles...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-30-14, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By Myosmith
Looking for info on the 30/30/30 nutritional guideline

Some people at work have been talking about a 30/30/30 nutritional program that is supposedly 30% carbs (primarily from vegetables and whole grains with no refined starches and only small amounts of...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-30-14, 03:06 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,657
Posted By Myosmith
Absolutely. While I'm not a low-carber per se, I...

Absolutely. While I'm not a low-carber per se, I am in full agreement that the nutrition guidelines from government entities are highly suspect. For decades the US taught children that the proper way...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-30-14, 02:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,467
Posted By Myosmith
All of my bikes have dual sided pedals,...

All of my bikes have dual sided pedals, SPD/Platform. I like being clipped in, but I also do a lot of pleasure riding in athletic shoes, hikers, or sandals. It's great to have the option.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 03-30-14, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Myosmith
You tend to get to know other riders in your area...

You tend to get to know other riders in your area just by crossing paths when you're out riding. Don't be afraid to be friendly, say hi at a stop light, pull up along side someone, etc. Just watch...
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