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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-30-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,346
Posted By mrodgers
Same. Most I pay for a shirt is $7. Usually...

Same. Most I pay for a shirt is $7. Usually grab a bunch when I see them for $5 or less.

I still don't understand the "wicking" factor of a plastic shirt. Plastic doesn't wick, cotton wicks. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,845
Posted By mrodgers
Indeed. Just a few posts below your post,...

Indeed. Just a few posts below your post, someone says wool socks at 40 and toe covers below 40. I don't wear cycle specific clothing including my shoes. Shoes are ventilated and this past winter...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-11-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,602
Posted By mrodgers
You're probably looking at the pothole you want...

You're probably looking at the pothole you want to avoid, and thus the rule of you go where you are looking applies and you try to counter that by trying to push the bike away from the obstacle you...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,331
Posted By mrodgers
Nope. As I said, battled at 8 mph up and down the...

Nope. As I said, battled at 8 mph up and down the hills on the way out. Flat on a different road on the way back with the wind at my back. Luckily, 95% of my riding is always into the wind first. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,331
Posted By mrodgers
Being in western PA I get plenty of...

Being in western PA I get plenty of "Whhhheeeeeee!!!!" factor from the hills. The other day (on my hybrid mind you) I was almost stopped cold from the wind, cranking the pedals like mad to hold 8...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-02-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,072
Posted By mrodgers
Indeed. I just saw a picture posted elsewhere on...

Indeed. I just saw a picture posted elsewhere on a "how cold" thread of 2 people dressed up in full face masks saying they don't like to ride below 40. At 40, I'm still in shorts and usually...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-02-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,523
Posted By mrodgers
Yeah, what about cone and cup bearings? I guess...

Yeah, what about cone and cup bearings? I guess my 3rd tier Giant is a BSO since it has cone and cup bearings in both wheels. Dang, I thought going to a bike shop would have netted me a higher...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-02-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,072
Posted By mrodgers
Everyone is different and tolerance of heat and...

Everyone is different and tolerance of heat and humidity is a personal thing. If it was me working outdoors, I wouldn't survive. I helped put a roof on my father-in-law's house. Had to go home...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-01-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By mrodgers
Friday turned 45 years old. Ride 45 miles? ...

Friday turned 45 years old. Ride 45 miles? Nope. Kids took me to Olive Garden for dinner over in Ohio. Lovely evening even with the ex. That could be cycling related as I started cycling to lose...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-17-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By mrodgers
Laying a bike on it's side is no problem as...

Laying a bike on it's side is no problem as others have said. I carry mine in a hatchback. I pretty much stored my bike in the back of a VW Jetta previous years.

The damage came from the seat...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-17-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By mrodgers
"And you want to be my latex...

"And you want to be my latex salesman..."
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,910
Posted By mrodgers
I ride a Giant Escape. Don't know what the bike...

I ride a Giant Escape. Don't know what the bike alone weighs. I have a topeak rack and combined the bike weighs 34 lb. Then I add panniers and fill them with almost a gallon of water and up until...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By mrodgers
Just a couple rides out over the weekend for me. ...

Just a couple rides out over the weekend for me. 16 miles after work on Friday. Saturday was a day with the kids (well, the youngest as the oldest is now "in love" so I don't get to see much of her...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 04-11-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By mrodgers
I'll counter what everyone is saying about gravel...

I'll counter what everyone is saying about gravel and dirt roads with loose stone. I had mostly gravel and dirt roads at home that I rode on when I first got my Giant Escape. With 32's, I did not...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-11-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 15,916
Posted By mrodgers
Rode 37 miles on Sunday with a group of friends...

Rode 37 miles on Sunday with a group of friends down in Pittsburgh. First real ride of the year. Last night after work I hit the roads at home. Started out with the feeling I needed a real hill. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-11-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,288
Posted By mrodgers
Or even from interference from the general area. ...

Or even from interference from the general area. Often we stop for a break or something to eat. I don't know if people's/establishments' WIFI interfere with my cheap wireless Bell, but I'll be...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-11-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,883
Posted By mrodgers
This is why you don't listen to any salesman. ...

This is why you don't listen to any salesman. There is no glue other than maybe some adhesive to hold the hard plastic outer shell on. EPS is steam molded into shape.

EPS will break down with UV...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-07-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 15,916
Posted By mrodgers
Very nice. I had my first real ride in on...

Very nice. I had my first real ride in on Wednesday. 14 miles with 850 ft of gain. That's pretty much dead flat to me. Love climbing and have a 15 mile loop with over 1300 feet myself right from...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-05-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,136
Posted By mrodgers
Uphill, downhill, or flat? Uphill I have a lot...

Uphill, downhill, or flat? Uphill I have a lot of extra weight, more than those I ride with and I'm left in the dust. Speed isn't the fastest uphill but I climb a lot of hills. I might be slower,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-05-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By mrodgers
File data can also be manipulated. One could...

File data can also be manipulated. One could change the file data to show it was taken 2.5 years ago.

Receipt or records at the bike shop is really the only way to prove for sure that it is your...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-05-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,336
Posted By mrodgers
If I can recall, I counted it up at 350ish ounces...

If I can recall, I counted it up at 350ish ounces (including at the restaurant which was extremely slow and was there something like 2.5 hours.) Out of water as we got to the car, I downed another...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-05-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By mrodgers
Cygolite lights are dirt cheap on Amazon right...

Cygolite lights are dirt cheap on Amazon right now. Coworker just got an 800 lumen for $58. Another coworker bought 3 350 lumen lights for his and his boys' bikes for around $30 each.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-05-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By mrodgers
Maybe by the fact that you've stolen the bike and...

Maybe by the fact that you've stolen the bike and took pictures of the serial number after the event of stealing said bike? :foo:
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-05-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By mrodgers
With having to scavenge for food many times after...

With having to scavenge for food many times after being forced to relocate during the zombie apocalypse, food is pretty scarce and thus it would be real easy to run out of fuel.


40 minutes of...
Forum: Commuting 04-05-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,191
Posted By mrodgers
I would think it was humid all along the east...

I would think it was humid all along the east coast states. Here in PA, it is humid. I sweat on the bike even in the winter at 22. Anything above 65 and I'm a mess with sweat. It's quite dry...
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