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Forum: Great Lakes 03-19-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By wiscoerik
Actually more west... but the area northwest of...

Actually more west... but the area northwest of madison gives you decent rides to Blue Mounds, Devils Lake, the river valley, and the downtown Madison area.

You had some excellent suggestions, as...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-17-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By wiscoerik
I would recommend stationing yourself in the...

I would recommend stationing yourself in the northwest Madison area.

The 2016 Olympic Road race course would have been in Blue Mounds, WI if the Olympics had taken place in Chicago. The collegiate...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-21-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,949
Posted By wiscoerik
The real child in this situation is someone who...

The real child in this situation is someone who has to be warned before being passed on the open road.

This is as stupid as people who get all worked up about whether a rider waves or not.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-21-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By wiscoerik
19 sucks but the way the roads are around here,...

19 sucks but the way the roads are around here, if you want to get north or south of it, you are probably going to ride on it for at least a mile. In that spot, most motorists seem to be familiar...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-20-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By wiscoerik
I see you rode on 78... drivers do not like...

I see you rode on 78... drivers do not like seeing cyclists on this road. I avoid it, and only ride it in short stretches to get from place to place. Not that you did anything wrong... because you...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-20-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,523
Posted By wiscoerik
I live in Western Dane county, and know which...

I live in Western Dane county, and know which road you're talking about (Hwy KP).

I don't have a problem except with large groups. The township of Vermont (right in that area) has apparently...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-19-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,949
Posted By wiscoerik
This "on your left" debate is played out. ...

This "on your left" debate is played out.

Always ride as if there is another vehicle (cyclist, car, truck, skateboarder, etc.) about to pass you.

This behavior also ends the whole headphone...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-15-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,640
Posted By wiscoerik
It's possible this had nothing to do with her...

It's possible this had nothing to do with her age, but I have to say it: why is it that drivers are only tested one time: when they receive their license? They should be retested at intervals,...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-13-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,052
Posted By wiscoerik
I weigh just under 150 but I'm tall and the wind...

I weigh just under 150 but I'm tall and the wind catches my front wheel often. When I'm descending or drafting at high speed, a crosswind will put me a quite a tilt. I use cheap wheels with regular...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,392
Posted By wiscoerik
Wow, riding around a stopped car at a stop sign...

Wow, riding around a stopped car at a stop sign is just completely idiotic.

I've made my share of bone-headed moves. I'm sure you learned your lesson.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-11, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,735
Posted By wiscoerik
First off thanks for the help. I just moved...

First off thanks for the help.

I just moved from Cross Plains to Prairie du Sac and ended up at the Erik's in town - only place I could make it during lunch. Uphill Grind is my go-to shop and...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,735
Posted By wiscoerik
I'm running a gold 10-speed KMC chain. Just...

I'm running a gold 10-speed KMC chain. Just replaced a stretched ultegra.

The KMC runs great but I don't feel much difference between the new ultegra and this.

QUESTION: The guy at the LBS told...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By wiscoerik
Anyone have experience with Castelli bibs, and...

Anyone have experience with Castelli bibs, and how long the thighs are compared to how tight the fit is?

Thanks again.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By wiscoerik
Thanks for the good suggestions, guys. Keep any...

Thanks for the good suggestions, guys. Keep any coming.

To clarify - the problem so far hasn't been strap length, it's been length of the thigh. If strap length was a problem, my wife is an...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By wiscoerik
Bibs for tall skinny people

Sorry if this is a rehash, the search didn't turn up much for me.

I'm 6'2, 145 lbs and have a 30 inch waist. Ie absurdly skinny.

I love the Specialized bibs I use now (comps, I believe), but...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By wiscoerik
Strava has a feature where you input your...

Strava has a feature where you input your address, and if your ride starts there it will cut it short so that people can't see where you actually started. I believe it may actually randomize where...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,662
Posted By wiscoerik
Where did you get this info? Honest question...

Where did you get this info? Honest question...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-10-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By wiscoerik
+1 from this guy: 197199

+1 from this guy: 197199
Forum: Road Cycling 03-25-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By wiscoerik
There is a great cycling torrents community that...

There is a great cycling torrents community that caps and posts all the international racing.

Their rules forbid me from posting the address. But if you really scour the web I'm sure you can find...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-22-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By wiscoerik
I would recommend a bit of lube on the spring in...

I would recommend a bit of lube on the spring in the RD as well.

I use a dry wax lube. I don't remember the brand unfortunately, and I'm wasting time at work so I can't check.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-03-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By wiscoerik
Stretching might help, if you don't. Ice after a...

Stretching might help, if you don't. Ice after a ride might help.

Best bet is to see a sports doctor for help nailing down the problem, so you can adjust your habits/equipment accordingly before...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-03-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By wiscoerik
Just upgraded from 9-speed 105 to 10-speed 105 on...

Just upgraded from 9-speed 105 to 10-speed 105 on my main bike. It's an extra gear, and the shifting feels a bit smoother but nothing that really matters. I prefer the hood shape of the 10-speed....
Forum: Road Cycling 02-09-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25,639
Views: 14,393,160
Posted By wiscoerik
I could be wrong here, I'm not an expert.... but...

I could be wrong here, I'm not an expert.... but I am almost positive your chain is a bit long. I'm surprised you don't have shifting problems...

That being said, I love this bike... I also bought...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-18-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,708
Posted By wiscoerik
I ride between 10pm - midnight on weekdays. ...

I ride between 10pm - midnight on weekdays.

Weekends, I get up very early to ride. Then I come home and make sure that my wife can get some time to herself if she wants it.

Trainer is a plus.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-17-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,655
Posted By wiscoerik
Honest opinion from a non-expert: I wouldn't ride...

Honest opinion from a non-expert: I wouldn't ride it at 220#. Best of luck if you do.
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