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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By randallr

Yep, it's great to discover all that, especially...

Yep, it's great to discover all that, especially point #1. Something so fine about traveling so far under one's own power alone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By randallr

Hi, FastFwd01. I live in the Denver metro area...

Hi, FastFwd01. I live in the Denver metro area and ride most days. I have been wearing shorts and a light wool polo shirt this week. If I were doing the Denver Century I would have a light wind shell...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By randallr

Yeah, W. Washington is really beautiful. I used...

Yeah, W. Washington is really beautiful. I used to do backcountry skiing on Hurricane Ridge - awesome. We met on Rainier - awesome.
08-21-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By randallr

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute...

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute your fortitude!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,219
Posted By randallr

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross...

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross country routes out west that avoid interstates.
07-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,396
Posted By randallr

This is my experience, also. But I am running...

This is my experience, also. But I am running Paul Components cantilever brakes.
Replies: 82
Views: 3,288
Posted By randallr

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Yep. Oh, and the stem is now flipped so...
Replies: 82
Views: 3,288
Posted By randallr

Two thoughts: 1) Numerous folks have spoken...

Two thoughts:
1) Numerous folks have spoken about the need for a durable wheel on PBP. A rear wheel with a Rohloff hub is symmetric (no dish) and thus inherently stronger than a dished rear wheel...
07-20-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,670
Posted By randallr

I prefer to buy from places where there are labor...

I prefer to buy from places where there are labor laws that get enforced and maybe even unions.
07-05-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,629
Posted By randallr

I choose not use my money to support Amazon's...

I choose not use my money to support Amazon's desire to take over all retail.
07-03-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,105
Posted By randallr

The advent of air-hardening steels (like Reynolds...

The advent of air-hardening steels (like Reynolds 853) allowed improvements in frame design and construction not seen in the Reynolds 531 era.
05-20-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 119,353
Posted By randallr

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05-01-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
Posted By randallr

Olive oil for cleaning grease from hands

Today I did some work that got chain grease on my hands. As I have done for 50 years after working on bikes and cars, I started to reach for some detergent to wash it off. Then, there on the...
04-22-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By randallr

Getting back onto the topic of the original...

Getting back onto the topic of the original poster:
...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,899
Posted By randallr

Shoes can tend to get soaked. When I commuted in...

Shoes can tend to get soaked. When I commuted in Seattle I used to have a spare pair, along with dry socks, in the office.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,186
Posted By randallr

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my...

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my commute when weather permits. 46 miles round trip, I am 65. Don't do that every day, however.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,186
Posted By randallr

Hey, if you have time and the route is good,...

Hey, if you have time and the route is good, enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By randallr

On the plus side: 1) I am guessing there's...

On the plus side:
1) I am guessing there's little traffic to deal with on this country road
2) Downhill to work means you won't arrive sweaty
3) Once you have reached the strength to do this...
01-02-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By randallr

Yes, I have the same sense about my Gunnar...

Yes, I have the same sense about my Gunnar Crosshairs. That bike will pass from me by way of my will.
12-08-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,059
Views: 3,572,787
Posted By randallr

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Indian Peaks, sunrise, a few miles from home
11-15-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,739
Posted By randallr

Yay for our new bike riding pres

Yay for our new bike riding pres
10-16-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By randallr

Colorado 72 (Coal Ck Canyon) open to bikes with new 4ft shoulder

CDOT announced in the past week or so that they're done with the long project to rebuild flood damage in Coal Ck Canyon and now we have a 4 ft wide shoulder on the uphill (westbound) lane from the...
09-19-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 886
Posted By randallr

"All creatures of our God and King, lift up your...

"All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing"
Yep, I sing. Riding through fields before dawn, stars resplendent above.
07-25-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By randallr

I have fond memories of riding with my dad. I...

I have fond memories of riding with my dad. I have new memories of riding with my son, as he carries our granddaughters. Joyful.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,914
Posted By randallr

Thank you Thank you Thank you. My wife is past...

Thank you Thank you Thank you. My wife is past retirement age, riding on PI shorts, having troubles that were keeping her off the bike, she went and got some Assos shorts because of this post,...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By randallr

Bike commuting has done my body and soul a lot of...

Bike commuting has done my body and soul a lot of good. Some tips
1) Eye contact is key. I've ridden in Yangon before with good results but you really want to see the eyes of drivers to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,204
Posted By randallr

Is it broken? My zero cleats don't last 1/5th as...

Is it broken? My zero cleats don't last 1/5th as long as my old school X1 cleats. The tip breaks off. My zero cleats are lasting a bit longer now that I lube them every time I ride.
Forum: Foo
04-07-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By randallr

Thanks for that post about the Sawtooths and what...

Thanks for that post about the Sawtooths and what it was like to be there when the earth moved. Reminds one of what the word "awesome" means.
03-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By randallr

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most...

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most knowledgable shop I've ever done business with.
03-30-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By randallr

Those people did a fit for me back in 2015, was...

Those people did a fit for me back in 2015, was quite helpful.
03-06-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,999
Posted By randallr

Recently bought a Park cable and housing cutter. ...

Recently bought a Park cable and housing cutter. Should have bought it about 20 years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,041
Posted By randallr

In my Gunnar buy, the dealer (Vecchios) added a...

In my Gunnar buy, the dealer (Vecchios) added a lot of value. They are quite skilled on fitting and knew exactly what would work best for me. As a result, it's the most comfortable bike I've ever...
02-08-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,833
Posted By randallr

+1 Bike commuting is time efficient: use time...

+1 Bike commuting is time efficient: use time you'd be spending in the gas burner and at the gym on your bike. I know the gas burner might be a bit shorter commute time across a week, but still...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By randallr

In several decades of commuting this has never...

In several decades of commuting this has never crossed my mind. Ever.
01-18-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,340
Posted By randallr

2 granddaughters, 2 and 4 years old. Live in SE...

2 granddaughters, 2 and 4 years old. Live in SE Asia, saw them last October. Delightful.
01-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,711
Posted By randallr

That photo of him with the peloton is beautiful. ...

That photo of him with the peloton is beautiful. Thanks for telling parts of his story. God be with you in your grief.
Forum: Commuting
12-28-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By randallr

I went through the same decision you're going...

I went through the same decision you're going through about 2 years ago. I started with Top Contact Winter 700c tires, slipped and fell about four times commuting on ice patches, switched to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,172
Posted By randallr

Wipperman Connex 11SX is going to be your longest...

Wipperman Connex 11SX is going to be your longest lasting choice due to minimal corrosion (it's stainless steel). I run their 8SX and change out chains a lot less often than I used to with SRAM...
12-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By randallr

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been...

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been real happy in rain up to two hours. I'm not in Portland, maybe there I'd buy one of their more expensive pairs. For a five mile ride they would be way...
11-23-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 756
Posted By randallr

It's a package deal. You need the shifters as...

It's a package deal. You need the shifters as well as the derailleur. Lots of reasons.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By randallr

Showers Pass Transit Pants

Showers Pass Transit Pants
09-06-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By randallr

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow...

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow it every day (though it's fun to get on it at 6am before they've plowed when it's snowing lightly - pretty). I use studded tires front and back....
08-22-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By randallr

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo...

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo Retros on the front and Touring Cantilevers on the back on my bike and wow, are they nice. Great stopping force, also long lasting and low...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,921
Posted By randallr

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then...

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then talk about what things are like on the freeway: folks 10 ft off your bumper at 65mph
Replies: 16
Views: 3,561
Posted By randallr

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as...

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as what you describe, couldn't work cables to her SRAM shifters due to finger strength/pain issues, we put her on Shimano Deore Di2 1x (retrofitted her...
05-19-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,481
Posted By randallr

I remember first seeing a bike with gears when...

I remember first seeing a bike with gears when the friend of a friend showed up on a three speed Raleigh in Fresno, California, in around 1967 or 1968. Thinking back, it's a real encouragement to me...
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