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Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By happyscientist

That sounds like a really nice way to spend the...

That sounds like a really nice way to spend the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,957
Posted By happyscientist

I live in a very hilly area. It is rare for a...

I live in a very hilly area. It is rare for a ride to have less than 60' of climbing/mile--you have to get on a rail trail to make that happen. Most rides are 80-110' per mile. They start to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By happyscientist

A secure bike check at an event might be like the...

A secure bike check at an event might be like the transition zone in triathlons. Before you take your bike in, you have to put a sticker with your race number on the bike. In order to get the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By happyscientist

Good call on having a spare tube. It is...

Good call on having a spare tube. It is surprisingly common that people don't carry one. In addition to the tube, you need at least two levers. You also need a small multitool. Nothing too fancy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By happyscientist

I have found that I have to be careful because...

I have found that I have to be careful because WSD bikes have easier gearing than men's/unisex bikes. It is more common in mountain bikes where they put completely different crank sets, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,002
Posted By happyscientist

Flat repair stuff, multitool, cleat covers, and a...

Flat repair stuff, multitool, cleat covers, and a very lightweight lock go in the saddlebag. Yes, someone could easily get through the lock--it is mainly to make the bike a hassle to take and deter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,624
Posted By happyscientist

Swimming and running for triathlons. Even though...

Swimming and running for triathlons. Even though it is boring, I lift weights twice a week (as I get older, it is harder to keep muscle tone). Once in a while I do yoga. I also hike, kayak, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,229
Posted By happyscientist

I joined a local club because when I was starting...

I joined a local club because when I was starting to ride, they had beginner appropriate rides that helped me explore the area and feel safer than riding alone. Then, as my riding progressed, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,282
Posted By happyscientist

I am obsessive about my bike's functionality. ...

I am obsessive about my bike's functionality. Everything must be quiet and smooth. Part of that is keeping the drivetrain clean and properly lubed. I do let the frame get dirty, though, unless I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,687
Posted By happyscientist

It isn't too far from Pittsburgh--Garrett County,...

It isn't too far from Pittsburgh--Garrett County, MD. The race is even more of a challenge because of the crowds. I know several people who couldn't make it because they had to navigate through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By happyscientist

Celticfrost, I am jealous! Sunday was one of...

Celticfrost, I am jealous!

Sunday was one of those rides that was only great if you are a cyclist. Everyone else thinks it sounds like a nightmare. My husband and I ran some errands, and I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,687
Posted By happyscientist

As long as you can keep the front wheel on the...

As long as you can keep the front wheel on the ground. I have toe overlap on both of my road bikes, so I can't zig zag, no matter how steep the hill is. Somewhere around 20%, I start doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,151
Posted By happyscientist

When I was in college, I was the only US citizen...

When I was in college, I was the only US citizen who used a bike for transportation, but that just meant I was poor.
I realized that as a cyclist I was different when I realized that I don't like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,096
Posted By happyscientist

My road bikes are 48 and 49 cm. I have big feet,...

My road bikes are 48 and 49 cm. I have big feet, so they both have toe overlap.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,527
Posted By happyscientist

Dark beer (preferably an oatmeal stout) is my...

Dark beer (preferably an oatmeal stout) is my go-to recovery drink. I prefer the taste of wine, but wine after a workout leaves me very weak the next day. I typically train 6 days a week, and after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,389
Posted By happyscientist

No big deal. We all know that Gilligan provided...

No big deal. We all know that Gilligan provided all of the electricity on that island that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By happyscientist

On the Team Estrogen forums, there are some...

On the Team Estrogen forums, there are some extensive, detailed discussions about choosing saddles. They are full of technical information about measuring and finding the right fit.

However, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,906
Posted By happyscientist

Ah, I didn't realize that you meant it was...

Ah, I didn't realize that you meant it was literally sqeaky clean. That makes sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,906
Posted By happyscientist

What is wrong with a clean chain? My bike frames...

What is wrong with a clean chain? My bike frames can get caked in mud, but I keep the drivetrains clean. Moving parts last longer if they are clean. Grit causes unnecessary wear and tear. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,906
Posted By happyscientist

So true. However, I do notice what other...

So true.

However, I do notice what other people ride and occasionally get bike lust.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By happyscientist

City bikes can be fun. Plus, if you have to...

City bikes can be fun. Plus, if you have to carry anything to work, they are well suited for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,797
Posted By happyscientist

When I was a kid, I was hit by someone pulling...

When I was a kid, I was hit by someone pulling out of their driveway. I was riding on the sidewalk, and he was only looking at the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,526
Posted By happyscientist

The article says that it is because that is when...

The article says that it is because that is when wind resistance comes into play. However, the article seems way too complicated and, just skimming it, contains a few contradictions. If you are new...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By happyscientist

There is one gran fondo around here, and I wish...

There is one gran fondo around here, and I wish there were more. I look forward to it all year. Like you, I was surprised by how many people along the route came out to cheer us on or who brought...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 05:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,654
Posted By happyscientist

Depending on which group I ride with, people will...

Depending on which group I ride with, people will either ride or drive. Like others said, it could be a matter of distance. Sometimes it is the roads or traffic, though. You might have to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By happyscientist

I spent a week riding there two years ago. My...

I spent a week riding there two years ago. My compact double and 11-25t were more than enough for Trail Ridge Road, Independence Pass, and Vail Pass. As crazy as it sounds, try the bike path going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 24,831
Posted By happyscientist

My Synapse had a wobble. It would get nerve...

My Synapse had a wobble. It would get nerve wracking over 45 mph. Within a month of getting the Orbea Avant, I broke 50 mph for the first time, and it was silky smooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,728
Posted By happyscientist

When you want the air conditioning to be colder,...

When you want the air conditioning to be colder, are you turning it up or down?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,021
Posted By happyscientist

I have two road bikes, one touring bike, one full...

I have two road bikes, one touring bike, one full suspension mt bike, an a Globe cruiser. Those Electra bikes are groovy.

Recently, I was in the bike shop and someone was picking up an electric...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,597
Posted By happyscientist

When this guy has his whine festivals, does...

When this guy has his whine festivals, does anyone agree with him, or does everyone roll their eyes and wait for him to shut up? If he is the only one in the group who has a problem with this, he...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
Posted By happyscientist

Climbing out of Death Valley. It was only about...

Climbing out of Death Valley. It was only about a 2% grade. I was in my easiest gear but couldn't go more than 3 mph. The guy riding ahead of me was blown off the road, so I gave up and decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By happyscientist

The honey bees are the nice ones. I don't think...

The honey bees are the nice ones. I don't think one has ever stung me. Hopefully you never get a wasp trapped in your sports bra. That is a pain you don't want to know, and the bruising is awful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By happyscientist

You get bonus points if a coworker saw you.

You get bonus points if a coworker saw you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,536
Posted By happyscientist

When I started out, I only rode in groups, but...

When I started out, I only rode in groups, but the longer I ride, the more solo rides have come into play. There is safety and comraderie in a group, and if you are with the right people, they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,133
Posted By happyscientist

The "spinning up hills" advice cracks me up,...

The "spinning up hills" advice cracks me up, especially for beginners. That is fine if it is a 4% grade, but not at 8%, and most people can't spin at anything over 10-12% unless they are really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By happyscientist

I haven't had any close calls with cars, but my...

I haven't had any close calls with cars, but my front wheel was clipped by another bike cutting in front of me in a tri last week. Recently, I was drafting behind a buddy of mine and a dog charge...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,615
Posted By happyscientist

Some people ride for years and years and never...

Some people ride for years and years and never crash. Some people can't make it a month without crashing. So "when" is completely unpredictable.

"How bad" is also completely unpredictable and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By happyscientist

It was also my first ride with the new Garmin...

It was also my first ride with the new Garmin 1000. It was SWEEEET;)

How about this: after the ride, we stopped for beer and lunch at a brew pub. We sat on the patio and watched people go past...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By happyscientist

What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By happyscientist

On yesterday's ride, it was sunny and 72F, and...

On yesterday's ride, it was sunny and 72F, and the trillium were in full, showy bloom. The fuzzy baby geese were also out. That was exciting.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,571
Posted By happyscientist

My road bike is covered with stickers from any...

My road bike is covered with stickers from any mountain greater than 12,000' that I have ridden over and from riding across Death Valley. It's Fredly, and I don't care.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By happyscientist

Congrats! Nice job finishing strong.

Congrats! Nice job finishing strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,008
Posted By happyscientist

And a whimper. That is some serious climbing.

And a whimper. That is some serious climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By happyscientist

Each of my bikes is different, so my road bike...

Each of my bikes is different, so my road bike isn't going to have the same fit as my touring bike or my mt bike. However, they do all have the same saddle. I found one that works, and now I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,104
Posted By happyscientist

I wish the roads around here were that smooth. ...

I wish the roads around here were that smooth.
You are riding a road bike--guess where that should be ridden.
The vast majority of riding that I do is on 2 lane country roads. I guarantee that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,914
Posted By happyscientist

Are you suggesting I move my stem around and...

Are you suggesting I move my stem around and screw up my fit so you can see a picture? Because that ain't happening. I ride an endurance bike with a low stem because that suits my needs. I am just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,914
Posted By happyscientist

Endurance fit is more comfortable for long rides,...

Endurance fit is more comfortable for long rides, especially if you don't have great flexibility, because you sit a few degrees more upright. If you aren't going to race, I don't see the benefit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,536
Posted By happyscientist

Finding good people to ride with. I have...

Finding good people to ride with. I have different groups that I will ride with depending on what type of riding I want to do. It helps push me and prevents me from coming up with excuses. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By happyscientist

Very cool. I wish I could get my husband to ride...

Very cool. I wish I could get my husband to ride with me, but he won't give it a shot.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By happyscientist

Another vote for going to bike shops. Tell them...

Another vote for going to bike shops. Tell them what kinds of ride you are planning, and they should steer you toward endurance oriented road bikes. These bikes will have you sitting just a couple...
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