Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-01-17, 08:09 AM   #1
jimincalif
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp
Posts: 1,204
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
Carbo Loading XXX

There are 3 types of cyclists. Those who can count in Roman numerals and those who can't.
jimincalif is offline  
Old 10-01-17, 09:02 AM   #2
MikeRides
Senior Member
 
MikeRides's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New York
Bikes: Trek 1.1 (road), Raleigh Detour 4.5 (trail)
Posts: 1,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
I can only count to...three, in Roman numerals. /sarcasm
MikeRides is offline  
Old 10-01-17, 12:07 PM   #3
DelusionalDude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Alabama
Bikes: Giant Sedona, vintage unknown. Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, vintage unknown.
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm TRULY disappointed in this thread. I was not expecting a math problems in the post.

I guess I'd better get my mind out of the gutter.
DelusionalDude is offline  
Old 10-01-17, 01:15 PM   #4
DrIsotope 
Non omnino gravis
 
DrIsotope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SoCal, USA!
Bikes: Swiss Miss, Panda
Posts: 3,678
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1465 Post(s)
There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't. And then there's Strava, who pay attention to no math except that which they create for themselves.

From the Garmin:
66.12 miles, 3.17.02 moving time, 20.1mpg avg. speed, 231W NP, 2,518kJ

After Strava's mathematization:
66.10 miles, 3.19.11 moving time, 19.9mph avg. speed, 216W NP, 2,543kJ

I did my monthly challenge metric at over 20mph, Strava-- even after missing nearly every stoplight I came across. DEAL WITH IT.
__________________
DrIsotope is offline  
Old 10-01-17, 02:14 PM   #5
dagray 
Senior Member
 
dagray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Boardman, Oregon, USA
Bikes: Orbea Orca, Raleigh Revenio 2.0, Raleigh Talus 29er, Centurion Le Mans 12 speed
Posts: 1,440
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Well computer should be back in a day or two.

Will spend most of next week trying to harvest a deer on the mornings and riding on the afternoon.

Trying to resist buying a 61cm Bianchi with 11 speed ultegra....it is a 2016 model that is new on the shop floor....
dagray is offline  
Old 10-01-17, 07:33 PM   #6
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
I rode 46 miles yesterday. Slowly but I did it. Longest ride since Cool Breeze 2016 with @PhotoJoe last year. One month until surgery

Last edited by Beachgrad05; 10-01-17 at 08:05 PM.
Beachgrad05 is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 01:40 AM   #7
Erwin8r
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,060
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't. And then there's Strava, who pay attention to no math except that which they create for themselves.

From the Garmin:
66.12 miles, 3.17.02 moving time, 20.1mpg avg. speed, 231W NP, 2,518kJ

After Strava's mathematization:
66.10 miles, 3.19.11 moving time, 19.9mph avg. speed, 216W NP, 2,543kJ

I did my monthly challenge metric at over 20mph, Strava-- even after missing nearly every stoplight I came across. DEAL WITH IT.
I see what you did there... lol.

Need to get back on my bike...
Erwin8r is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 06:30 AM   #8
ill.clyde
Senior Member
 
ill.clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brodhead, WI - south of Madison
Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2
Posts: 2,495
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dagray View Post
Trying to resist buying a 61cm Bianchi with 11 speed ultegra....it is a 2016 model that is new on the shop floor....
Whatever you do, don't tell me where that is ...
ill.clyde is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 08:15 AM   #9
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 15,416
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4202 Post(s)
I haven't ridden a bike since a week ago yesterday, but I did do a 9 mile hike yesterday.


BTW...It takes III licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 09:15 AM   #10
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail
Posts: 7,006
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.
One of my favorites. I have that on a T-shirt

There's also

There are two types of people in the world:
1. Those that can make inference from incomplete information.


Also here's one I made up myself:

There are three types of people in the world:
1. Hypocrites who admit it
2. Hypocrites who don't
3. People whose standards are too low
RubeRad is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 10:55 AM   #11
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 9,002
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I haven't ridden a bike since a week ago yesterday, but I did do a 9 mile hike yesterday.


BTW...It takes III licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
was that when you finished your tour? I have a tender knee cuz of mine
__________________
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
jsigone is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 11:15 AM   #12
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 15,416
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4202 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
was that when you finished your tour?

Yes. I got badly chafed from riding in wet shorts every day. I also need to take the touring/commuting bike in for service. Something is wrong with the front shifting. By the last 30 miles of the last day I couldn't get into the big ring. Think the cable might be coming out of the bar end shifter.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 11:20 AM   #13
dagray 
Senior Member
 
dagray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Boardman, Oregon, USA
Bikes: Orbea Orca, Raleigh Revenio 2.0, Raleigh Talus 29er, Centurion Le Mans 12 speed
Posts: 1,440
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
Whatever you do, don't tell me where that is ...
So you don't want me to tell you that it is at Scott's Cycle in Hermiston, Oregon? And you don't want me to tell you that they would ship it to you, or how smoothly it rides?

Oh and Scott's phone number is 541-567-1848


Are those the details you didn't want?
dagray is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 11:41 AM   #14
ill.clyde
Senior Member
 
ill.clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brodhead, WI - south of Madison
Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2
Posts: 2,495
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
yup ... those ...

Thankfully I have 25 more pounds to lose before I can buy a new bike
ill.clyde is offline  
Old 10-02-17, 12:33 PM   #15
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 9,002
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Yes. I got badly chafed from riding in wet shorts every day. I also need to take the touring/commuting bike in for service. Something is wrong with the front shifting. By the last 30 miles of the last day I couldn't get into the big ring. Think the cable might be coming out of the bar end shifter.
OUCH!

I had some shifting issues after my 2nd day, I had to break downb one night and re-index everything. Was solid enough to get me home.

I got the good ol over use knee pains I was suppose to ride today but I think I should take another day or two off.
__________________
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
jsigone is offline  
Old 10-03-17, 08:49 AM   #16
ill.clyde
Senior Member
 
ill.clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brodhead, WI - south of Madison
Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2
Posts: 2,495
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Well ... Mother Nature is in the deep throes of her schizophrenia at the moment. Last week I was in arm warmers and contemplating my bib tights, the last two days it's been shorts and short sleeves, not even a base layer. I'm not complaining. The only thing I will complain about is the wind, which has been gusty the last two days. Add in the fact that it's harvest time and my hiding places from the wind are disappearing as fast as the combines run.
ill.clyde is offline  
Old 10-03-17, 10:32 AM   #17
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 9,002
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
sounds like great cycling weather, put that fall kit aside for later this month
__________________
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
jsigone is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 12:01 PM   #18
dagray 
Senior Member
 
dagray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Boardman, Oregon, USA
Bikes: Orbea Orca, Raleigh Revenio 2.0, Raleigh Talus 29er, Centurion Le Mans 12 speed
Posts: 1,440
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
So I saw a big monster Mule deer buck with five points on each antlers the last two days.

He is smart, and I shot him both days....with my camera.
dagray is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 12:08 PM   #19
ill.clyde
Senior Member
 
ill.clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brodhead, WI - south of Madison
Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2
Posts: 2,495
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Nudging 70 again today ... worked on my tan lines.

Pushed my ride to lunch rather than right after dropping the daughter off at school ... was chilly and raining at that time also
ill.clyde is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 02:22 PM   #20
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 15,416
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4202 Post(s)
Photo album from my Erie to Philly tour:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/105349...57685810338542
indyfabz is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 02:43 PM   #21
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
Posts: 9,002
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
great photos!! I picked up a version 5 of that camera couple months ago
__________________
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
jsigone is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 03:03 PM   #22
ill.clyde
Senior Member
 
ill.clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brodhead, WI - south of Madison
Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2
Posts: 2,495
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Yup ... great pics ... the one of your bike, your tent looks like a loaf of Italian Bread ... it made me hungry LOL
ill.clyde is offline  
Old 10-04-17, 06:50 PM   #23
jimincalif
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp
Posts: 1,204
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
I am so happy!

I use Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive. For some strange reason in a recent update Microsoft thought it would be a good idea to implement an Auto Save feature in Excel. This meant that anytime I opened a spreadsheet it was immediately saved and reset the time/date stamp on the file. This creates havoc when trying to keep track of different versions of proposals I do as I rely on the timestamp to help keep track of what I've done and when. Also in some of my spreadsheets with macros AutoSave did not work, and Excel would pop up an annoying yellow bar across the top to tell me this, and I always had to manually close this. Furthermore it was constantly saving creating lots of upload traffic on my network and just adding another thing to slow down my computer.

And in typical Microsoft arrogance they did not offer an option to globally disable this "feature". You had to do it file by file, but as soon as you opened a file the timestamp was reset before I could disable it.

Anyway apparently they got enough blowback that they published a registry entry I could add that would banish this feature. I've added this to the registry on both computers and it works!

Ahhhhhhh.
jimincalif is offline  
Old 10-06-17, 07:46 AM   #24
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 15,416
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4202 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
Yup ... great pics ... the one of your bike, your tent looks like a loaf of Italian Bread ... it made me hungry LOL

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2. 2.75 lbs. packed weight. No way you are getting two people in that thing unless they are tiny.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 10-06-17, 09:00 AM   #25
ill.clyde
Senior Member
 
ill.clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brodhead, WI - south of Madison
Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2
Posts: 2,495
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2. 2.75 lbs. packed weight. No way you are getting two people in that thing unless they are tiny.
Nice .... I recently "found" this REI Roadster tent I bought a few years back ... it's a solo tent, and when I say solo, I mean I jokingly refer to it as the coffin. I was excited I found it ... thought a crazy ex had stolen it
ill.clyde is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:37 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION