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Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By dmanthree

Sort on that vein, I won't wear polarized lenses...

Sort on that vein, I won't wear polarized lenses because they tended to hide the real nature of the surface. Those slick oil spots would disappear. Hated that.
01-25-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,555
Posted By dmanthree

Others try, they succeed.

Others try, they succeed.
01-18-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By dmanthree

Yeah, nearly as much fun as editing fit files.

Yeah, nearly as much fun as editing fit files.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,646
Posted By dmanthree

Got chased by a bear. I was on the Canadian...

Got chased by a bear. I was on the Canadian Rockies Backroads tour, and on the last day we were nearing Jasper and a bear spotted us from the woods. We (there were two of us) had a 50yd head start on...
01-09-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By dmanthree

Ottolock. Keeps honest people honest, and good...

Ottolock. Keeps honest people honest, and good enough for short stops. Nice and light, too.
01-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,189
Posted By dmanthree

No, but I'm in better shape at 66 than some...

No, but I'm in better shape at 66 than some people are at 40. Plus I get to dress like a geek.
12-28-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By dmanthree

I rode a set of Krietler rollers for years. But I...

I rode a set of Krietler rollers for years. But I finally got tired of having to concentrate just to stay on the damned things, so I moved to a smart trainer, and then to Zwift. Rollers can be great...
12-28-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By dmanthree

The NE coast can experience winds from prety much...

The NE coast can experience winds from prety much any direction. But, if you're really *unlucky* you catch winds fro the northeast. That usually means nasty weather, and you'll be riding straight...
12-07-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,655
Posted By dmanthree

How would you score someone, like me, who...

How would you score someone, like me, who couldn't give a rat's ass how anyone perceives him and doesn't label himself? I just ride what I want, the way I want. And I don't care what anyone else...
12-05-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,070
Posted By dmanthree

Just the basics. ...

Just the basics.
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10-25-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,107
Posted By dmanthree

No kidding. I've made the call, but I only call...

No kidding. I've made the call, but I only call when something happens that just isn't fixable. I always have a patch kit, small pump, and spare tube with me. Along with tire levers, and whatever I...
10-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 10,107
Posted By dmanthree

Unless you're certain you have a lifeline...

Unless you're certain you have a lifeline available every time you ride, carry a patch kit and pump, and learn how to use them. Why not carry them? Is weight that much a concern?
10-16-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By dmanthree

Mine do this. I pull those little things off and...

Mine do this. I pull those little things off and just keep riding. No issues. That's an excellent tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By dmanthree

I use a "seat of the pants" method. I start at...

I use a "seat of the pants" method. I start at 95/100, ride that for a while, adjust, and so on. FWIW, I ended up at 90/95 for my Michelin 700x28 Power Road tires, and 100/105 for my 700x25 Conti GP...
09-05-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By dmanthree

Anyone who wouldn't accept your choice of gear is...

Anyone who wouldn't accept your choice of gear is to be ignored. There's a real nouveau snob culture out there lately.
08-27-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By dmanthree

Updated the app and repaired the unit. Seems to...

Updated the app and repaired the unit. Seems to have worked.

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,253
Posted By dmanthree

That's my only point. Honestly, I ride with a...

That's my only point. Honestly, I ride with a group, a lot, and we've never experienced the frequency of flats that's being described in this thread. Anyway, this debate could go on forever and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,738
Posted By dmanthree

Not for me. More layers equals more heat.

Not for me. More layers equals more heat.
07-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By dmanthree

Yes, it helps

Riding, that is. I had a physical exam for a new life insurance policy (my old one expires when I turn 66 in September) and the results were, well, pretty good. BP 125/75. Pulse 52. body fat 16%. The...
07-27-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By dmanthree

Kind of like what's happening to the Olympus...

Kind of like what's happening to the Olympus camera camera division, recently sold to JIP. Sad to see.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,767
Posted By dmanthree

I just got a Local Legend status yesterday....

I just got a Local Legend status yesterday. There's a road with a certain segment I ride a lot because it allows me to access other roads. It's completely pointless, but it's going on my resume...
07-22-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By dmanthree

I really like the frame pump mount. Haven't seen...

I really like the frame pump mount. Haven't seen one in a really long time. Spiders really do suck, though.
07-16-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By dmanthree

When I watch the pros ride, cruising along at...

When I watch the pros ride, cruising along at over 30mph, well, it seems unreal. But they're the .001% of us. Pretty much like that in all sports, I guess. We're not all created equal, not even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By dmanthree

Another vote for the Conti GP 4 Season tires. An...

Another vote for the Conti GP 4 Season tires. An excellent blend of durability, ride, and handling. I ride them for late fall, winter, and spring and have never flatted one. They wear well, too.
05-14-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,138
Posted By dmanthree

Sounds long. I'd pass and wait for a more...

Sounds long. I'd pass and wait for a more suitable model.
05-07-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,960
Posted By dmanthree

That's your preference, no worries. But, this...

That's your preference, no worries. But, this being the internet, we can't just let this go.

Anyone who disagrees with you, or me, or anyone is an assclown.
You're not wrong, but I'm always...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By dmanthree

Those have been part of my road kit since the...

Those have been part of my road kit since the "dollar bill" incident. Naturally, I've never needed them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By dmanthree

Fixed a blowout once with a folded dollar bill...

Fixed a blowout once with a folded dollar bill stuck in place. Lasted about 40 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,740
Posted By dmanthree

There's nothing you can do about it. Do not,...

There's nothing you can do about it. Do not, under any circumstances, wear anything to dull your hearing while n the bike. Especially headphones.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,942
Posted By dmanthree

Killing cyclists won't make things any better.

Killing cyclists won't make things any better.
02-16-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 26,984
Posted By dmanthree

Your experience with Zwift is similar to mine. In...

Your experience with Zwift is similar to mine. In the past, I'd ride the roads int he cold and dark, using a headlight, until the roads were impassable due to winter. Now, I ride all winter, and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By dmanthree

GP 4 Season. Way more durable, still decent...

GP 4 Season. Way more durable, still decent riding tires. I've never flatted one.
09-16-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,754
Posted By dmanthree

Risky, buying a helmet baed on colors and not...

Risky, buying a helmet baed on colors and not trying it on. But honestly, that's the only red white and blue helmet I've ever seen.
08-20-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,183
Posted By dmanthree

The final chapter: I sent the light to Nite...

The final chapter: I sent the light to Nite Rider, who replaced the battery for no charge. It was a dead battery, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,967
Posted By dmanthree

Given the number of variables involved, road...

Given the number of variables involved, road conditions, rim width and type, weight of the rider, type of riding, etc, defining a so-called "sweet spot" is simply impossible. I arrived at mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By dmanthree

At those temps I wear Zwift. ;-)

At those temps I wear Zwift.

;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By dmanthree

I just ran a pair on my 2017 Roubaix. I wore out...

I just ran a pair on my 2017 Roubaix. I wore out the back tire in 1,200 miles, and after another 900 miles both were pretty chewed up, due to the roads I ride. But, no flats, no issues. and they ride...
08-06-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By dmanthree

Nope

Before I gave up on Garmin, I loaded their SW on a perfectly clean laptop. Just the OS, freshly installed. Guess what?

Mac is the problem? My a$$.
08-06-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By dmanthree

Shoot, I just remembered that you do not have and...

Shoot, I just remembered that you do not have and do not want a phone. That rules out Wahoo.
08-06-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By dmanthree

Of course, if you're sold on Garmin, and they do...

Of course, if you're sold on Garmin, and they do offer some excellent hardware, run a VM on your Mac. I do on mine for a few packages with no issues. Sure, I'd prefer native SW, but, well, you know...
08-06-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By dmanthree

A couple of years ago I switched from Garmin to...

A couple of years ago I switched from Garmin to Wahoo simply because the Garmin SW didn't work properly on my Mac. Garmin admitted there was an issue but offered no promise of a fix.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By dmanthree

109 on Saturday, another 77 on Sunday for the Pan...

109 on Saturday, another 77 on Sunday for the Pan Mass Challenge. Great weekend in the saddle.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,578
Posted By dmanthree

Depends where you live. Vermont? Light weight....

Depends where you live. Vermont? Light weight. Florida? Aero.
07-26-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,513
Posted By dmanthree

Nicely done. Once you hit 2K, you may have an...

Nicely done. Once you hit 2K, you may have an itch to go for 3K, so keep pedaling!
07-24-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,982
Posted By dmanthree

Luckily, for me, no floods this year. There have...

Luckily, for me, no floods this year. There have been a few years in the past where all my normal routes were closed down, so I was limited to a single out and back ride for about two weeks. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By dmanthree

Just a hint: go for the fit first. All modern...

Just a hint: go for the fit first. All modern bikes are good, but nothing is more important than fit.
07-01-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By dmanthree

Had this same choice in April. I replaced it...

Had this same choice in April. I replaced it without hesitation. Helmets are expensive, but still cheaper than heads.
06-27-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,858
Posted By dmanthree

This thread reinforces my opinion of road...

This thread reinforces my opinion of road tubeless tires: a solution in search of a problem. I run tubes because of a bad experience with tubeless. First two tires this season were just too delicate...
06-26-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,308
Posted By dmanthree

I'm shocked, yes shocked to learn that an...

I'm shocked, yes shocked to learn that an internet photo/meme isn't true. My life has changed forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,852
Posted By dmanthree

It's Good

The C17 is the saddle that works for me. It's a very different design from most modern saddles, though. Rubber base with a cotton lined top.
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