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11-09-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,866
Posted By KillerBeagle

A little bit of a tangent here, but be careful...

A little bit of a tangent here, but be careful with that switch! 30 years ago someone told me it would be a good idea to train on a fixed gear bike in the spring - plus it would keep my only other...
10-22-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By KillerBeagle

At least you found it the same day... I have too...

At least you found it the same day... I have too many of these where I can't find the object for days.
10-22-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,448
Posted By KillerBeagle

No kidding, this thread feels like "the 41" (the...

No kidding, this thread feels like "the 41" (the road forum for those that avoid it).
10-18-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By KillerBeagle

I still haven't built up enough of whatever needs...

I still haven't built up enough of whatever needs building up to protect my sit bones, so I do prefer a thicker pad. I have the PI Elite and PRO shorts, and I use the Elite for shorter rides, and...
10-17-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By KillerBeagle

This is also why I was interested in seeing the...

This is also why I was interested in seeing the cumulative results.
One reference I could find listed average BP for age 50-65 as roughly 131/86.
What is showing so far here is somewhere around...
10-16-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By KillerBeagle

Well I voted because I thought the results would...

Well I voted because I thought the results would be interesting - if we got a big enough sample...

Maybe you're being shunned for starting 2 silly polls within 24 hours. ;)
10-15-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 826
Posted By KillerBeagle

It's rude and gross - and if I happen to be a...

It's rude and gross - and if I happen to be a bystander, I make as much noise as possible to make it clear to the person on the other end of the conversation.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By KillerBeagle

Get your friend some rollers so he can practice...

Get your friend some rollers so he can practice riding more smoothly.
10-13-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By KillerBeagle

I can celebrate a reunion with my old racing bike...

I can celebrate a reunion with my old racing bike by going to the room where it's kept. This year will be the 33rd "reunion".

I guess it doesn't make as good a story when you kept the bike...
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10-08-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,000
Posted By KillerBeagle

Congratulations on the 1000 mile mark. However,...

Congratulations on the 1000 mile mark. However, I see you are also well past 110 pounds lost - to me that's a major milestone that very few people will ever reach. Every time I see your sig I want...
10-03-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,578
Posted By KillerBeagle

Never. Back in the seventies when I raced, I had...

Never. Back in the seventies when I raced, I had nightmares (literally) about being stuck somewhere and forced to ride home in the dark without lights. Lights back then were pretty anemic compared...
10-02-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 42,407
Posted By KillerBeagle

No machines of any kind; just by hand, lifting,...

No machines of any kind; just by hand, lifting, carrying and placing bales - I can't throw 67-pound bales any more. :(

Next time I want some folks like cehowardGS with far more upper body strength...
10-02-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,355
Posted By KillerBeagle

In that case I couldn't vote at all, because I...

In that case I couldn't vote at all, because I won't know for certain about attending anything even 10 miles from my house (let alone 10 hours, which is the closest) until I know the date. Those of...
10-01-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 42,407
Posted By KillerBeagle

I stacked 7 tons of hay - does that count?

I stacked 7 tons of hay - does that count?
09-30-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,202
Posted By KillerBeagle

Can I tack on another question here, please? ...

Can I tack on another question here, please? Would it be worth building/buying a bike with disc brakes for wet weather? Do they really make a significant difference on the road, or are they really...
09-29-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By KillerBeagle

Crazy! I wish I had that kind of balance...

Crazy! I wish I had that kind of balance...
09-29-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,746
Posted By KillerBeagle

Looks like he can barely get his hand on the...

Looks like he can barely get his hand on the brake lever, squeezing between the light and the bar ends. Why not put the light on the other side of the stem from the bell?

Also appears he may be...
09-28-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 779
Posted By KillerBeagle

Out here I get offers of help almost anytime I...

Out here I get offers of help almost anytime I stop. Once I just wanted a potty break in the middle of nowhere, but every time the coast seemed clear, another car came along - "Need any help?". ...
09-28-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,278
Posted By KillerBeagle

Maybe we could have 4 different rides at...

Maybe we could have 4 different rides at different times of the year in the places most appropriate to those times instead of or in addition to one centrally located. I couldn't easily make the time...
09-26-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,061
Posted By KillerBeagle

I'm not sure your new plan would have helped in...

I'm not sure your new plan would have helped in this case - you would have to shoot the dog in the face with a good chance of damaging one or both eyes. Dogs coming from in front are more difficult...
09-21-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,917
Posted By KillerBeagle

I'm happy with the 700x25c Gatorskins riding on...

I'm happy with the 700x25c Gatorskins riding on hot Texas roads, except for one thing - I have a heck of a time getting them on the rims and dread doing so during a ride. It took me almost an hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,147
Posted By KillerBeagle

Peanut-butter-filled pretzel nuggets! Yummy!

Peanut-butter-filled pretzel nuggets! Yummy!
08-29-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,523
Posted By KillerBeagle

Darn it! You mean I didn't have to use my real...

Darn it! You mean I didn't have to use my real name and picture?
08-26-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By KillerBeagle

Walmart has something similar made by Berkley in...

Walmart has something similar made by Berkley in the fishing section, which I have found quite effective.
08-25-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,523
Posted By KillerBeagle

Woof woof (translation: +1)

Woof woof (translation: +1)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,800
Posted By KillerBeagle

I was at a charity ride where parking was on...

I was at a charity ride where parking was on grass, and quite a few folks were carrying their bikes to the paved road, which I thought was odd. I overheard one of them saying they were worried about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By KillerBeagle

130 sounds way too high to me. Even if they are...

130 sounds way too high to me. Even if they are rated for 130 doesn't mean that's the recommended pressure. For example, my Gatorskins are rated to 120, but the recommended pressure from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-11, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By KillerBeagle

What tires are you using at 125/130PSI?

What tires are you using at 125/130PSI?
08-16-11, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,667
Posted By KillerBeagle

I had a Retul fit done a few months ago for $250+...

I had a Retul fit done a few months ago for $250+ and was very disappointed. The adjustments were small and only to the saddle height, angle and fore/aft location, and cleat location. They did...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,410
Posted By KillerBeagle

Not from a bike shop, but when I was touring in...

Not from a bike shop, but when I was touring in the Netherlands I bought an "Amstel Bier" jersey at the Amstel brewery. Later in the tour, wearing the jersey in Germany, some kids shouted "Tour de...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By KillerBeagle

Hmm, I saw that, but it won't let me use the...

Hmm, I saw that, but it won't let me use the code. I figured it was because "Shimano components" were excluded and they were counting the wheels as "Shimano components".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By KillerBeagle

Wow, where did you find the wheels for $320?

Wow, where did you find the wheels for $320?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By KillerBeagle

Real roadies wouldn't stop to enjoy the view,...

Real roadies wouldn't stop to enjoy the view, would they?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By KillerBeagle

He cut 33% off his time in one month - see if you...

He cut 33% off his time in one month - see if you can do better than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,672
Posted By KillerBeagle

One would think, and thus the irony inherent in...

One would think, and thus the irony inherent in the name - but in fact the dog in the avatar got that nickname from killing a chicken that flew IN to his fenced yard. His personality, like most...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,672
Posted By KillerBeagle

This one sentence made reading the first 7 pages...

This one sentence made reading the first 7 pages not a waste of my time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 12,672
Posted By KillerBeagle

I had a dream a few nights ago where I was out...

I had a dream a few nights ago where I was out riding and people kept throwing rocks at me and chasing me on foot trying to hit me. Eventually I found out they were mad at me because I was wearing a...
07-24-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By KillerBeagle

Yes, they do it all the time. Usually it's just...

Yes, they do it all the time. Usually it's just a flick of the wrist so you wouldn't see it unless you were watching closely.
07-22-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,672
Posted By KillerBeagle

If the pads aren't rubbing, maybe you got a slow...

If the pads aren't rubbing, maybe you got a slow leak due to a tube pinch, or the bearings are damaged. I can't think of anything else that would make you feel slower. I don't think the air...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,254
Posted By KillerBeagle

Are you sure about that? I thought that was one...

Are you sure about that? I thought that was one of the laws that Gov Perry vetoed along with the law against texting while driving.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,227
Posted By KillerBeagle

Drop a tear gas canister in the car's open window...

Drop a tear gas canister in the car's open window at the stop. "Officer, I was just throwing it, I didn't notice there was a car there."

If only there was a way to activate one of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By KillerBeagle

Ksyrium Elite 2009 model for $450 - good wheel, good deal?

Nashbar has these on sale for $450. I need a set of wheels for a bike I'm building up, somewhere under $500, and wondering if this particular model year is a good value at $450. I seem to recall some...
07-12-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,062
Posted By KillerBeagle

Along the same lines, do I need to be carrying my...

Along the same lines, do I need to be carrying my driver's license with me when riding my bicycle? Currently I don't - I have a RoadID, cell phone, copy of medical insurance and $10 cash.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By KillerBeagle

I looked in to these a few months ago, but after...

I looked in to these a few months ago, but after reading a long review by a mail delivery person indicating that the device was only effective on a single-digit percentage of dogs, decided against...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By KillerBeagle

Why so much hate today? All triathletes are hot...

Why so much hate today? All triathletes are hot (given the only ones I "know" are the ones in the road forum and the young lady that rides past my house most days).
07-11-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,922
Posted By KillerBeagle

My post had only to do with "Einsteins and their...

My post had only to do with "Einsteins and their pets" and the folks in my post, not with any of your specifics, which I have not been following. I'm sorry if you took it as a message to you.
07-11-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By KillerBeagle

I bought a used Trek for my niece on ebay. I...

I bought a used Trek for my niece on ebay. I gave it what I thought was a thorough safety check and all seemed fine. It appeared to be straight "off the rack" with everything stock from the...
07-11-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,922
Posted By KillerBeagle

I read a lot about karma in this forum. ...

I read a lot about karma in this forum.

Yesterday I was riding with my niece on one of our regular routes. We were coming up to a place that has multiple loose dogs that frequently give chase. I...
07-11-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,845
Posted By KillerBeagle

I got my wife out on a bike Saturday for the...

I got my wife out on a bike Saturday for the first time in 20 years. Adjusted my old hybrid down rather than a true road bike because she didn't want to bend her back too much. None of the bike...
07-11-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By KillerBeagle

I expect the higher price would be justified by...

I expect the higher price would be justified by the manufacturers as amortizing the cost of the engineering needed to design all the fancy air flow slots.

As far as exterior color, I want...
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