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11-12-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,767
Posted By gtragitt

I was an avid cyclist who rode the Hotter n' Hell...

I was an avid cyclist who rode the Hotter n' Hell Hundred, The Rockies and went all the way to Cape Town South Africa to ride the Cape Argus Pik n"Pay with 35,000 riders. I still have my Specialized...
11-05-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 848,614
Posted By gtragitt

My Old Beater Bike

I was thinking about buying an ebike, but didn't want a 3rd bicycle; so, I had my old Trek Soho Deluxe retrofitted with a Bafang BBS02 750 Watt mid drive. I tried to continue using the gates belt...
09-30-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,845
Posted By gtragitt

You cheated in riding the gondola.

You cheated in riding the gondola.
09-26-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,845
Posted By gtragitt

I have ridden many group rides with a mixture of...

I have ridden many group rides with a mixture of bicycles including trikes, tandems, recumbents, road bikes and mountain bikes. A mountain bike can't compete with a road bike on flat terrain. A road...
09-25-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,845
Posted By gtragitt

Thanks for a very sensible perspective.

Thanks for a very sensible perspective.
09-25-18, 05:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,845
Posted By gtragitt

You wouldn't have to worry because anybody with...

You wouldn't have to worry because anybody with an ebike wouldn't want to ride with you. You seem to have no clue that you can get a great workout with pedal assist. Many bicycle clubs have different...
09-25-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,845
Posted By gtragitt

[MENTION=115740]mstateglfr I am perplexed that...

[MENTION=115740]mstateglfr I am perplexed that group riding is considered competitive. I considered group rides as social events. If the rides are timed, I understand that pedal assist is not...
09-25-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By gtragitt

Any ride where you ride your age is a pie ride.

Any ride where you ride your age is a pie ride.
09-25-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By gtragitt

I think you bought a better bicycle than the...

I think you bought a better bicycle than the Trek. The Trek Dealer messed you around. You were justified in cancelling.
09-25-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,845
Posted By gtragitt

I have a road bike. I used to commute to work on...

I have a road bike. I used to commute to work on a city bike. It was heavy and with my panniers it was even heavier. I would have appreciated a little pedal assist when riding that heavy bicycle to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,066
Posted By gtragitt

I have used Ultegra Di2 for over 5 yr. I would...

I have used Ultegra Di2 for over 5 yr. I would never buy a bicycle with mechanical shifting again. I changed out the mechanical system myself and sold the Ultegra parts that I removed on ebay....
05-14-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,277
Posted By gtragitt

I am really glad I bought the Saphire. The...

I am really glad I bought the Saphire. The Bluetooth is horrible, but my WiFi is great. The only way I can sync Garmin Connect Mobile is to use WiFi to sync with Garmin Connect on my laptop. I then...
05-06-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,277
Posted By gtragitt

My Fenix 5s connects via WiFi to my router, but...

My Fenix 5s connects via WiFi to my router, but Garmin Connect on my laptop indicates that there is no connection. We pay extra for WiFi and get no value from it.

The Bluetooth won't connect...
05-04-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,277
Posted By gtragitt

I think one of the reasons I initially found...

I think one of the reasons I initially found using the 5s to be frustrating is the lack of a touch screen. My Microsoft Band 2 has a touch screen There are only 2 buttons. You can do most everything...
05-04-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,277
Posted By gtragitt

I have figured out most of what I want to do. It...

I have figured out most of what I want to do. It takes practice. I need to repeat various operations to easily remember the function of each button.

I am liking it better today, but I am...
05-03-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,277
Posted By gtragitt

I received my 5s today. The first impression is a...

I received my 5s today. The first impression is a huge disappointment. I ordered a Sapphire Champagne/Suede. It is mostly white rather than Champagne. I would perter Champagne, which would look more...
04-30-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,277
Posted By gtragitt

I ordered a 5s. I will have it Thursday. I use a...

I ordered a 5s. I will have it Thursday. I use a Garmin Edge 800 on my bicycle with the old magnet type speed and cadence sensor. I also have the old Garmin Heart Rate Strap. I suspect I can't pair...
04-10-15, 01:31 PM
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Posted By gtragitt

I plan to ride my age on my 66th birthday in...

I plan to ride my age on my 66th birthday in August.
05-11-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,922
Posted By gtragitt

I used a Mirrycle with Shimano 105 brifters, but...

I used a Mirrycle with Shimano 105 brifters, but it would not work with my Shimano Ultegra brifters or DI2. That is why I use the Selle Italia Eyelink.
05-07-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,922
Posted By gtragitt

I use a Selle Italia Cycle Eyelink on my road...

I use a Selle Italia Cycle Eyelink on my road bicycle.

http://www.amazon.com/Selle-Italia-Eyelink-Bicycle-Mirror/dp/B00CDPDIOA

I use 2 Zefal Dooback mirrors on my Trek Soho Fred bicycle
...
04-15-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,437
Posted By gtragitt

Di2 Alfine 11 wins over Di2 Ultegra/DA , there...

Di2 Alfine 11 wins over Di2 Ultegra/DA , there ..[/QUOTE]

If I give up the front derailleur for an Alfine, I would get a Gates belt. I have had great service from my Di2 Ultegra that I bought in...
09-13-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By gtragitt

I hope they repeat that route again. I would do...

I hope they repeat that route again. I would do it in a heartbeat. I need to stay more informed; so, I don't miss these opportunities.

The Lake County Examiner is still being published to the...
09-12-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By gtragitt

I wish I could have ridden this tour. I was born...

I wish I could have ridden this tour. I was born in Lakeview which is not too far from Frenchglen and Burns.
08-05-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,896
Posted By gtragitt

I forgot to mention the Ultegra Di2 front...

I forgot to mention the Ultegra Di2 front derailleur shifts so fast and easily, that I shift it much more often than the mechanical front derailleur. I could not tell any difference in the Dura Ace...
08-05-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,896
Posted By gtragitt

I retrofitted my 2010 Specialized Roubaix Expert...

I retrofitted my 2010 Specialized Roubaix Expert with Ultegra Di2. I sold the brifters and derailleurs on Ebay; so, the total upgrade was a reasonable cost. The Di2 never needs adjustment and it was...
06-09-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By gtragitt

I rode a test bike last year at RTR. From the...

I rode a test bike last year at RTR. From the test ride I surmised that what I was riding suited me just fine. I would encourage you to test what interests you.

Have fun. Last year was fantastic....
04-28-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By gtragitt

I am shocked that the Ultegra Di2 is giving you...

I am shocked that the Ultegra Di2 is giving you problems. I have had mine over a year. It was so easy to install and adjust the Di2.
04-16-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By gtragitt

If you are driving you will be sorry if you don't...

If you are driving you will be sorry if you don't take the bicycle! Riding in CO is too much fun. If you fly, you can borrow my bike case.
Greg
04-15-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By gtragitt

Are you riding the Sirrus? I had one and wouldn't...

Are you riding the Sirrus? I had one and wouldn't recommend it for long rides. If so you will find longer distances easier and faster on a road bike.

You will gain a great deal of satisfaction...
03-18-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By gtragitt

Mt Wellington

I am in Hobart, Tasmania. I rode down Mt. Wellington today. I am used to my road bicycle; so, it was a different experience riding down the mountain on pavement with those soft fat tires at 32 mph. I...
09-10-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,489
Posted By gtragitt

Congratulations on achieving a deserved...

Congratulations on achieving a deserved retirement. I worked shift work a short time and know how difficult it becomes. I can't imagine how hard it would be to do it as long as you have. Many who...
09-06-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,489
Posted By gtragitt

Best wishes for making a very difficult decision.

Best wishes for making a very difficult decision.
09-03-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By gtragitt

I think the route is from Cooper to Leadville and...

I think the route is from Cooper to Leadville and then to Vail. The Copper to Leadville is the reverse of on of our RTR days.
09-03-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By gtragitt

I am from Houston and was able to Ride the...

I am from Houston and was able to Ride the Rockies. This was multiple days of difficult climbs with 2 passes above 12000 ft. yahoojames if you are strong you can do it. I think BikeWNC is probably...
08-28-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By gtragitt

Thanks for the video. I noticed a small ring with...

Thanks for the video. I noticed a small ring with 39 teeth. I would rather have a 34 tooth small ring and a 30 tooth sprocket.
08-27-12, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By gtragitt

I got mine a lot cheaper. After I sold my Ultegra...

I got mine a lot cheaper. After I sold my Ultegra 6700 brifters and derailleurs on ebay, I spent about $900. Installation was easy and fun. The Di2 is very easy to adjust. After I rode an S Works...
08-27-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By gtragitt

The Di2 won't work with a 32 sprocket; so, you...

The Di2 won't work with a 32 sprocket; so, you are better off with the SRAM. The Di2 works great with a 30 sprocket.

I fully understand about the bars. I swapped my 44 for a 40. I may have even...
08-27-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,128
Posted By gtragitt

I like the idea of the Domane, but I would have...

I like the idea of the Domane, but I would have to ride one on chip seal to really tell if it is any more comfortable than my Roubaix. I like the components on my Roubaix; so, buying a frame is the...
08-23-12, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By gtragitt

Surly Moonlander

I was in a bicycle shop in Newark, DE recently. I was fascinated by a Surly Moonlander on the floor. It seems like it would be great in the mountains, on snow or in sand.

The Big Fat Larry tires...
08-23-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By gtragitt

GTO's were fantastic. I really liked the early...

GTO's were fantastic. I really liked the early ones with the 389 and three 2 barrel carburetors.

That trike is truly awesome!
08-23-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 10,077
Posted By gtragitt

I can't make a judgement whether Lance Armstrong...

I can't make a judgement whether Lance Armstrong is guilty. I hope he isn't, and I would like to think that this is a bad decision. I also hope this action takes away incentives for others to cheat.
08-22-12, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By gtragitt

Congratulations on the Roubaix Comp. I am in the...

Congratulations on the Roubaix Comp. I am in the Philadelphia area; so, I am not riding today. I leave for Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

I hope you get the foot and saddle problems resolved!...
08-21-12, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By gtragitt

Please provide a link for photos of the new...

Please provide a link for photos of the new bicycle. I have been out of touch and didn't realize your bought a new bicycle.

I don't know anything about Fulcrums, but DT bearings are fantastic.
08-21-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By gtragitt

Bento Goncalves, Brasil

Bento Goncalves, Brasil
08-14-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By gtragitt

Thanks for posting. I couldn't find the blog. I...

Thanks for posting. I couldn't find the blog. I am anxious to see the photos.
08-12-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By gtragitt

+1 Riding to work is a a completely...

+1

Riding to work is a a completely different experience than riding for pleasure or errands. When I ride to work I don't take my wonderful carbon fiber road bike. I ride a heavier commuter and...
08-12-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By gtragitt

That would be amazing for most people.

That would be amazing for most people.
08-12-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By gtragitt

I am shocked! I thought your never stopped.

I am shocked! I thought your never stopped.
08-12-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By gtragitt

I forgot to mention that I have seen your bicycle...

I forgot to mention that I have seen your bicycle and there isn't much that could be gained by getting a new one.
08-12-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,204
Posted By gtragitt

After riding the Rockies, riding around Houston...

After riding the Rockies, riding around Houston is nothing to look forward to. I have been traveling and haven't been riding as much as I normally do this time of year, but I haven't had the desire...
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