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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-05-16, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By Planemaker
Dirty Kanza 2016

I completed the 100 miles course. The back half was particularly brutal with the north wind and some nasty steep little climbs. I finished in 221 st positon which was in the top 50% so, I'm happy.
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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-01-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
I just thought I would post the final update to...

I just thought I would post the final update to this saga. The party who posted duplicate rides realized his mistake, corrected it (except 2 rides and posted an explanation as to what happened. As...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-26-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,890
Posted By Planemaker
IMO the front shock on the Neko is heavy and...

IMO the front shock on the Neko is heavy and worthless for the riding that you want to do. The FX 7.4 is the perfect bike and can do all the riding you like. The 7.4 should easily be able to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-18-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
OK, after mulling this over in my mind. First,...

OK, after mulling this over in my mind. First, this guy knowingly synced a Garmin Edge computer to his account that did not contain rides he actually did or worse yet was a second computer hooked to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
I've gotten in contact with the sponsor of the...

I've gotten in contact with the sponsor of the challenge. They are going to contact Garmin who actually runs the challenge and if they find any anomalies (I think it's clear there are), they will...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
Not a cash prize but, the winner gets a $1,000...

Not a cash prize but, the winner gets a $1,000 shopping spree at Garmin.

Bottom line even if there wasn't a prize, I want to win or lose fair.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
This is not a Strava Group but a Garmin Group. ...

This is not a Strava Group but a Garmin Group.

I can see mistakenly double posting if you have an activity tracker and Garmin Edge (I have a Vivoactive HR and Garmin Edge 810). This guy is double...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
No email addresses are provided in the Group and...

No email addresses are provided in the Group and I can comment on one of his rides but, I feel like that is calling him out in public. I don't want it to get nasty and I still feel like it's an...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
I have no clue who this guy is and he lives in...

I have no clue who this guy is and he lives in another state. I have posted a general comment in the Group stating the it appears as though some have synced more than one device (there is one other...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-16-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
I would really like to think that the second...

I would really like to think that the second device belongs to the persons partner and that there was an accidental sync (I did it once because I have two devices). The thing that makes me believe...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-16-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By Planemaker
Mistake or Cheating

I entered a Garmin Group that had a challenge this month for the most miles ridden. The rules were very simple all miles had to be logged through your Garmin Connect account and no manual entries....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-11-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By Planemaker
Real or Placebo

I have been riding a lot of miles (450 in May), at least a lot for me. After the first few days my legs were really sore but, I kept pushing on. Then on Sunday, my 8th consecutive day of riding it...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-09-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Planemaker
I use Orange Seal and I've had punctures seal...

I use Orange Seal and I've had punctures seal while riding and I've had to stop and rotate the tire so the puncture was at the bottom of the wheel. I think it depends on the size and location of the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-23-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Planemaker
I will measure the width. FYI - These tires...

I will measure the width.

FYI - These tires are fast
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-23-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By Planemaker
Riding With A HRM

I always knew that my Garmin way overestimated the calories burned during a ride. This week I started riding with a HRM and saw first hand. The same miles and rides show less than half the calories...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-23-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By Planemaker
Trek FX line is what you want. I started at your...

Trek FX line is what you want. I started at your weight on a 7.4 and it is just a great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-22-16, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Planemaker
Star Bike

Who has purchased from Bike Shop - German Mountain & Road Bike Store - starbike.com (http://www.starbike.com) and what was your experience?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,007
Posted By Planemaker
I started running tubeless on gravel last year to...

I started running tubeless on gravel last year to get my psi down to about 40. I rode 4,000 miles on gravel last year and had one flat that Orange Seal would not stop. One other time I ran over a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Planemaker
Well now I feel dumb. I've been messing with...

Well now I feel dumb. I've been messing with lower limit screw when the FD is in the little ring. It finally dawned on my problem is not with the FD in little ring but rather in the big ring. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-17-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Planemaker
Sram eTap

I recently got the new Sram eTap installed on my Trek Domane. I originally had an Ultegra crank in the bike but, while it would shift fine the LBS was afraid the the chain was going to dump over the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-15-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By Planemaker
Panaracer Gravel King SK - 35mm

My LBS got an advance shipment of these because a person in our club is sponsored by Panaracer. These are the 35mm version of the 40mm tire that has proven to be able to handle the harsh gravel in...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-24-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,242
Posted By Planemaker
I never crashed but, the seat tube on a carbon...

I never crashed but, the seat tube on a carbon bike I was test riding broke at very bottom of the insertion point of the seat post. It broke in about in a perfect straight line about away around...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-19-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 18,676
Posted By Planemaker
Etap is being installed on my Trek Domane as I...

Etap is being installed on my Trek Domane as I type this.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-14-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Planemaker
I completely agree with you. The only thing I...

I completely agree with you. The only thing I wish they would have done differently was to reroute the course around the staircase. I'm sure that for every person like me, there was somebody who...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-14-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Planemaker
To be fair the LR Team picked the date and the...

To be fair the LR Team picked the date and the course a long time ago. Nobody can predict the weather which is part of the reason they call this Adventure Cycling. If the event would have been held...
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