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06-15-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By Riveting

My secret: BCAA powder in my water bottles

My secret: BCAA powder in my water bottles
06-15-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By Riveting

No back view of the jersey? I expect that level...

No back view of the jersey? I expect that level of unprofessionalism from a junk jersey vendor on Amazon, not Castelli. I need to know how visible I am to cars coming up from behind.
06-14-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Riveting

Clip on aero bars (mounted on drop bars) give me...

Clip on aero bars (mounted on drop bars) give me all the positions I need to alleviate hand, wrist, tricep, back, neck, and shoulder fatigue on 100+ mile rides. Not sure if clip-on aero bars are a...
06-14-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,831
Posted By Riveting

I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less...

I know a fellow cyclist who spent a little less than $10k on a custom Ti. He also spends (his time) every Thanksgiving feeding the poor at a soup kitchen. Does he get any credit?
06-11-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Riveting

Achy back means you may need to build up your...

Achy back means you may need to build up your core, both abs and lower back muscles. Google "active bridge exercise".

Achy hands/wrists may go away with your newly built up core, since your core...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Riveting

I did my first 24 hour solo ride (324 miles) on a...

I did my first 24 hour solo ride (324 miles) on a paved rail trail (East Bay Bike Path in Rhode Island). I had done a double century with a buddy a few weeks earlier without issues, so I knew I had...
06-11-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By Riveting

Hopefully you banana peel tossers are removing...

Hopefully you banana peel tossers are removing the little plastic label on it beforehand!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,675
Posted By Riveting

Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts. Worked fine for me...

Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts. Worked fine for me on a 24 hr ride (326 miles), and still in great shape after 10k miles. I only wear other brands when the two pair of PI Elite I own are in the wash.
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,676
Posted By Riveting

Back in the early days, when WiFi networks were...

Back in the early days, when WiFi networks were rarely password protected, I'd try to deter my neighbors (or strangers driving by) from camping on mine and stealing my bandwidth by calling it...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,559
Posted By Riveting

Yeah, my pic was a little misleading. When I'm...

Yeah, my pic was a little misleading. When I'm pedaling, the sling is turned around and the pup is kind of leaning on my back. I'm considering just using a backpack instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 301,975
Posted By Riveting

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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/20190408_113859_23f2d9fac0275173f4c9499058bd445b0489553e.jpg
06-02-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,608
Posted By Riveting

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-01-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,051
Posted By Riveting

Hopefully you've dropped/reduced some vices since...

Hopefully you've dropped/reduced some vices since taking up cycling (smoking, drinking, gambling, weight gain from eating too much, getting angry...), be sure to remind them that cycling is a big...
06-01-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,454
Posted By Riveting

Oh snap

Oh snap
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,869
Posted By Riveting

I also commute 13 miles one way in the (southern)...

I also commute 13 miles one way in the (southern) Denver area on the C-470 trail, and it takes me about 1 hour too Unless you have a knee pain or an injury that makes it painful to ride up steep...
Forum: Introductions
06-01-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Riveting

Lots of great bike paths in RI. Be sure to get...

Lots of great bike paths in RI. Be sure to get out and ride the Blackstone River Path, Washington Secondary Path, and my favorite, the East Bay Bike Path.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By Riveting

I crashed hard once, 27 mph downhill, and had an...

I crashed hard once, 27 mph downhill, and had an off-duty paramedic witness it while she waiting at a stop sign 30 yards away. She was out of her car and at my side with a first-aid kit before I even...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,559
Posted By Riveting

I use both a sling and a cycling specific foam...

I use both a sling and a cycling specific foam bed secured to the rear rack. Here's a pic of me using both simultaneously to take them to the dogpark... Jack, in the sling, is 11 lbs, and Murphy, 28...
05-31-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By Riveting

Buy a spare wheelset now, and never have to worry...

Buy a spare wheelset now, and never have to worry about a bad wheel putting an end to your riding again. I've had these nipple-pull-throughs happen on several rim brands, but each time I simply put...
05-31-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By Riveting

Pearl Izumi Elite road bib shorts, solid black,...

Pearl Izumi Elite road bib shorts, solid black, and a little Chamois Butt'r. I have 3 pair in rotation with about 30k miles combined. Nirvana, for me.
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,304
Posted By Riveting

Frank Gallagher is high on the podium

Frank Gallagher is high on the podium
05-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,892
Posted By Riveting

Build NOT complete, since it's missing a brake...

Build NOT complete, since it's missing a brake (unless this will only be ridden on private road or a track)
05-27-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By Riveting

No guarantees it will work. I recently used a...

No guarantees it will work. I recently used a 23-25 tube in my 28 tire and it caused a very noticeable low spot in the tire when fully inflated. The tube was not stretching fully/consistently at the...
05-27-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,558
Posted By Riveting

Look at what the bike mechanics wear in the pro...

Look at what the bike mechanics wear in the pro tours (and probably at your LBS), typically black from head to toe. Guess why.
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,146
Posted By Riveting

Oreos: vegan, carry well, calorie dense, come in...

Oreos: vegan, carry well, calorie dense, come in many flavors, available everywhere, yummy
05-23-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,911
Posted By Riveting

What I want to know is, what's the correct way to...

What I want to know is, what's the correct way to pronounce Tour de "France", is it Frantz, not Frahnce? GIVEN: I'm in the US when I'm saying it.
05-22-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,510
Posted By Riveting

6 years ago, on a whim, I started doing...

6 years ago, on a whim, I started doing year-round commuting on a hybrid bike at 230 lbs, because I liked the adventure of riding before and after work, and in all types of weather, and not because I...
05-22-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,203
Posted By Riveting

Yes, I wear it anywhere there's cars next to me,...

Yes, I wear it anywhere there's cars next to me, cement or asphalt under me, or trees/rocks near me. Which only leaves the dirt or gravel trails for me to get an even tan on my bald head.
05-22-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By Riveting

A GPX export can't be imported as an Activity...

A GPX export can't be imported as an Activity into Strava because it doesn't contain your time, gps, HR, speed, and Power Meter data like a .FIT file does.

GPX is a route file that your bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,672
Posted By Riveting

Steel wheels are perfectly adequate, nobody needs...

Steel wheels are perfectly adequate, nobody needs alloy.
05-22-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By Riveting

Don't forget to remove it before riding the MUP....

Don't forget to remove it before riding the MUP. Or not.
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,895
Posted By Riveting

When I became an empty-nester a few years ago, I...

When I became an empty-nester a few years ago, I decided to pack it up and move from Boston to Denver for the: skiing, hiking, 100's of miles of interconnected MUP, MTB, gravel, wide vistas and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Riveting

It's typically the rear because the debris (that...

It's typically the rear because the debris (that was lying flat) gets kicked up by the front tire and is still flopping around when the rear passes over it.
05-14-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,205
Posted By Riveting

My $0.02 Get a full suspension mtb and put on...

My $0.02 Get a full suspension mtb and put on 50mm slick tires. Then you can jump off any curb (or anything) you like, and the suspension will help absorb the landing, and with less risk of taco'ing...
05-14-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,225
Posted By Riveting

After 30k miles using clipless on the road, it's...

After 30k miles using clipless on the road, it's still the unexpected abrupt stops (typically at crossings) that bring me to within milliseconds from not getting unclipped in time.

MTB clipless on...
05-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By Riveting

+1 for tubeless, and always carry a tube and some...

+1 for tubeless, and always carry a tube and some sort of tire boot, just in case you get a small tear that slime can't fix. I've had a dozen goatheads (at once) in my 29er 2.3" tubeless with no...
05-14-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,157
Posted By Riveting

I'll be looking for the JoeySkateboard posts over...

I'll be looking for the JoeySkateboard posts over at LongboardForums
05-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,540
Posted By Riveting

Carbon, Di2, Hydro Disc, and clearance for 40mm...

Carbon, Di2, Hydro Disc, and clearance for 40mm are the "needs" for the N+1. So, whatever that costs.
05-14-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,259
Posted By Riveting

Playing video games and riding bikes are not...

Playing video games and riding bikes are not mutually exclusive. I've been doing both for 40 years (though never simultaneously, yet)
Replies: 53
Views: 2,915
Posted By Riveting

By not buying from a local LBS with an easy...

By not buying from a local LBS with an easy return policy, we gamble, and sometimes lose. How much $$$ is 8 hours of stress worth to us?
05-14-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,618
Posted By Riveting

^^ "Interested to see what other people's...

^^ "Interested to see what other people's preferred angle is for seats" means the answers we give are, in fact, not wrong (assuming we're not deceitful shills for Big Saddle).
05-14-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,618
Posted By Riveting

Specialized Power Expert saddle. Slightly nose...

Specialized Power Expert saddle. Slightly nose down. Nose up equals numb junk.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,822
Posted By Riveting

I listen to music or talk radio 100% of the time...

I listen to music or talk radio 100% of the time when I'm riding solo, whether it's a commute, or just a ride, and never listen if there's anyone else with me. Single ear bud, in the curb-side ear,...
05-05-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,060
Posted By Riveting

+1 for literally NEVER washing my kit. I just...

+1 for literally NEVER washing my kit. I just find it on the drying rack, no questions asked.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,253
Posted By Riveting

I receive every text simultaneously on the phone...

I receive every text simultaneously on the phone (in the back pocket), the smartwatch (on the wrist), and the Garmin (on the bars). Staying connected helps my SO feel comfortable with me riding...
04-30-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,349
Posted By Riveting

My group has a woman who rides a murdered Venge. ...

My group has a woman who rides a murdered Venge. I've never once thought she was riding a "Men's" bike.
04-29-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,553
Views: 446,169
Posted By Riveting

10mm pedal extenders, for more Q factor, looking...

10mm pedal extenders, for more Q factor, looking to resolve knee pain issues
04-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,261
Posted By Riveting

Tiresnorter?

Tiresnorter?
04-29-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,404
Posted By Riveting

Sorry, after reading all the "MUP" responses I...

Sorry, after reading all the "MUP" responses I just assumed the OP occurred on a MUP. If the rider in the OP was actually on a street, then yeah, there is some rider expectation that dogs won't be in...
04-29-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,404
Posted By Riveting

The OP should have been less worried about...

The OP should have been less worried about maintaining momentum for the upcoming hill, and more worried about slowing down and alerting the owner of the dog ahead. Bells work best in my experience,...
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