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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doomrider74

You don't have to compete against anyone, if you...

You don't have to compete against anyone, if you don't want to: just jump on the trainer, select a route, and ride. That's what I do and I love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,032
Posted By Doomrider74

Buying my Wahoo Kickr was one of the best...

Buying my Wahoo Kickr was one of the best purchases I have ever made, cycling-related or not: It helped my sanity during the winter covid months and I'm no longer dreading the onset of next winter.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,809
Posted By Doomrider74

Most of the discussion here is about hydraulic...

Most of the discussion here is about hydraulic disc brakes, not cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,809
Posted By Doomrider74

You don't have to "despise" the marking industry...

You don't have to "despise" the marking industry at all, and doing so isn't a sign of intelligence, either (I'd argue quite the opposite). It just takes a bit of critical thinking.

Personally, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,809
Posted By Doomrider74

Hopefully never. Rim brakes are a poor design:...

Hopefully never. Rim brakes are a poor design: any essential system that works by wearing away a structural component of your bike is an inherently flawed design and should be re-thought. Disc brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Doomrider74

helmets dont keep the sun off, nor do they stop...

helmets dont keep the sun off, nor do they stop sweat running into your eyes. IMO its not an either/or, its both.

I started wearing one when my brother was diagnosed with skin cancer on his head....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,676
Posted By Doomrider74

I didn't say it did. All I did was clarify the...

I didn't say it did. All I did was clarify the point behind another poster's message, which about sports people in general.

Ive said it many times but IMO pro cyclists are not the ones who need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,676
Posted By Doomrider74

It means professional sports people are...

It means professional sports people are notoriously resistant to change, even if its for the better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,990
Posted By Doomrider74

For a start, both my posts were meant with a...

For a start, both my posts were meant with a heavy dose of humor, but now you mention it, that is partially true: I'm English and moved here just over three years ago, but a company paid for all my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,990
Posted By Doomrider74

Very true. Erm...don't move to Canada,...

Very true.

Erm...don't move to Canada, people. Its horrible here :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By Doomrider74

Not from what I've heard. Apparently the drive...

Not from what I've heard. Apparently the drive side of the current crank design doesn't play well with power meters. Shane Miller (GP Llama) did a video which is on YT. RChung, who hangs out here,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,291
Posted By Doomrider74

Same thing happened to me. Glad to hear they are...

Same thing happened to me. Glad to hear they are consistent and you'll get sorted out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Doomrider74

Specialized Tarmac and Aethos might be...

Specialized Tarmac and Aethos might be alternatives as well, if you can't find an Emonda.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,775
Posted By Doomrider74

Actually, yes: The Specialized Power saddle that...

Actually, yes: The Specialized Power saddle that came on my Tarmac is great, and the SDG that came on my Norco mountain bike is very good, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,546
Posted By Doomrider74

The National Enquirer uses less tin foil than...

The National Enquirer uses less tin foil than that website. No thanks.
05-29-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By Doomrider74

As someone who has spent a fair amount of time...

As someone who has spent a fair amount of time riding in the Whistler bike park, a little bit of virtual dust doesn't bother me. I get a little virtual cough afterwards, but it virtually goes away...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,517
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive have seen a review that mentioned the...

Ive have seen a review that mentioned the rearwards bias of the pad. I suspect they might be ok on the mtb as my position is more upright, typically, whereas my road position is more forward leaning....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,517
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive just taken delivery of my first pair of The...

Ive just taken delivery of my first pair of The Black Bibs shorts: I bought The Black Shorts Plus, for use under baggies on the mountain bike. The fit is weird: the inseam and overall length is...
05-28-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By Doomrider74

Beware the Spirit Forest route, though: its...

Beware the Spirit Forest route, though: its labeled as 8.4km with 134m of climbing, but there's a 4km lead in that adds another 116m of climbing. I thought I'd got lost :foo::D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,307
Posted By Doomrider74

KERS system FTW :D

KERS system FTW :D
05-26-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,807
Posted By Doomrider74

Pfft who needs the Radio Tower climb when I've...

Pfft who needs the Radio Tower climb when I've just discovered my own local hill that's 11.3% avg for 1km? Peaking at 17%. Seriously, though, I live in BC, Canada, as well as working long hours at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,600
Posted By Doomrider74

Well, I've gone and done it now: I've ordered the...

Well, I've gone and done it now: I've ordered the 4iiii one. Tips welcome :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,517
Posted By Doomrider74

Most places won't accept returns if you've ridden...

Most places won't accept returns if you've ridden in them, and I think its a bit dodgy of you to try, and thats why we always get these threads (Ive started some myself). Bibs are expensive, and tbh...
05-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By Doomrider74

Yup. Possibly a precursor to an extension to...

Yup. Possibly a precursor to an extension to include the 2021 Olympics course/s.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,600
Posted By Doomrider74

You may want to look at my current thread, which...

You may want to look at my current thread, which is about exactly the same thing. It might be of use.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,600
Posted By Doomrider74

Only if I go with a pedal-based system.

Only if I go with a pedal-based system.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By Doomrider74

Given that the Giro has just done a stage with...

Given that the Giro has just done a stage with 50km on gravel roads, using normal road tires (Ineos were using their 25mm standard tires), can't you just use what you've got?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Doomrider74

Its OK, you can all relax :D as I've just been...

Its OK, you can all relax :D as I've just been for a quick 18km and the fit is fine on the bike. They feel great, in fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,996
Posted By Doomrider74

Personally, I'd rather get a decent aluminum...

Personally, I'd rather get a decent aluminum framed bike from a well known brand, than a cheap carbon one: you'd get better components, for a start.

Whats the reputation of these carbon frames?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Doomrider74

Weird: My 530 is excellent at rerouting. I can't...

Weird: My 530 is excellent at rerouting. I can't imagine the 830 is any worse.
05-09-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By Doomrider74

Uh, no.

Uh, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,678
Posted By Doomrider74

I'm not sure I'd call a bike computer a luxury...

I'm not sure I'd call a bike computer a luxury item: for those who either train or navigate, or both, they are pretty much essential. Ok, maybe getting a Garmin 1030, instead of the 830, might be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,013
Posted By Doomrider74

Is that the video where the conclusion was "no,...

Is that the video where the conclusion was "no, unless you're accelerating"? Isn't climbing a whole series of micro accelerations, once it gets steep enough for inertia to be negligible for a given...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By Doomrider74

I was a devotee of the Spesh Toupe saddles but I...

I was a devotee of the Spesh Toupe saddles but I really like the Power one that came on my Tarmac SL6. It doesn't bother me they discontinued the Toupe, now :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,916
Posted By Doomrider74

I believe there are Garmin IQ apps that do this....

I believe there are Garmin IQ apps that do this. I didn't buy it for that, and and nor am I likely to use it in that manner, so it doesn't bother me. I think the 830 does so maybe you want to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By Doomrider74

Have you thought about saddle width? I went for...

Have you thought about saddle width? I went for years using saddles that were too narrow. When I found out I needed 155mm saddles a lot of my issues went away.

If it's your sit bones, it could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,916
Posted By Doomrider74

Bought a Garmin 530 GPS computer today. Looking...

Bought a Garmin 530 GPS computer today. Looking forward to using it on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Doomrider74

I have mine plugged into 4-plug strip that is...

I have mine plugged into 4-plug strip that is switched: I turn the strip off every night, before bed, but it has stayed on all evening without consequence.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive been transporting my road bike and mountain...

Ive been transporting my road bike and mountain bikes in the back of my car for, well.... forever. As long as its driveside up, no problem. Just make sure your levers (brake or gear) don't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,869
Posted By Doomrider74

I dont find speed on the flat translates to the...

I dont find speed on the flat translates to the hills at all. Climbing, particularly long, steep climbs, are a complete different beast, IMO, and need to be practiced. Its almost as much of a mental...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,860
Posted By Doomrider74

I never mentioned anything about needing more...

I never mentioned anything about needing more comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,034
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to...

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to say, personally, I think its criminal to paint titanium frames: that raw titanium look is part of the beauty of owning a ti frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,764
Posted By Doomrider74

The Checkpoint looks like a nice bike, and very...

The Checkpoint looks like a nice bike, and very road-like for a gravel bike. I reckon it would fly with some decent, lightweight wheels on it.

If cash is an issue, and it was me, Id get the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 389,329
Posted By Doomrider74

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/980x2000/20210322_181305_0eba32b4b3d7920756c6f0e3aba4a8c70322a9ba.jpg

My Spesh Tarmac SL6 sunning itself whilst gazing upon the North Shore of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,916
Posted By Doomrider74

Toe straps? Sure you don't need new pedals more...

Toe straps? Sure you don't need new pedals more than integrated bars? :p:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,443,916
Posted By Doomrider74

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/20210322_181305_0eba32b4b3d7920756c6f0e3aba4a8c70322a9ba.jpg

This is "cycling-related", right? :)

Spesh Tarmac SL6 Sport

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,842
Posted By Doomrider74

I think that's the approach I'm going to take.

I think that's the approach I'm going to take.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,039
Posted By Doomrider74

Personally, I think disc's are absolutely "ready"...

Personally, I think disc's are absolutely "ready" and, IMO, essential. Ive always thought rim brakes were an inherently flawed design: anything that requires the wearing away of a structural...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 480,187
Posted By Doomrider74

O-o-o-o-o I can play now: ...

O-o-o-o-o I can play now:

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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Sport
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 17,305,114
Posted By Doomrider74

Yesterday was new bike day for me: ...

Yesterday was new bike day for me:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/20210315_183531_797afc0ed11a0f5b6fafbc7127a1a637eef3eab3.jpg
Specialized Tarmac SL6 Sport

This...
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