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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,785
Posted By mpath

No kidding, eh? Geez...my Mad Fibers,...

No kidding, eh?

Geez...my Mad Fibers, +10,000 km's later, no issues - rolls true, zero tension loss. No appreciable wear on the brake track. From the wet Pacific Northwest. Lots of descents. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,796
Posted By mpath

LOL. True! I just got back from Bologna to...

LOL. True!

I just got back from Bologna to watch the start of the Giro and picked up a maglia bianca (white) jersey. It's the young rider jersey and I'm an old geezer, but it looks cool...
03-03-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,203
Posted By mpath

Haleakala. Not particularly steep. Just long...

Haleakala. Not particularly steep. Just long and relentless.
02-02-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By mpath

The Janis "road bike" is "super lightweight" at...

The Janis "road bike" is "super lightweight" at "just 9.44 kg"....marketing BS. Sorry, my proper road bike is ~6 kg.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,997
Posted By mpath

No. Basso Diamante SV or Cipollini RB1K...

No.

Basso Diamante SV or Cipollini RB1K would be mine, carbon-wise.
07-29-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,105
Posted By mpath

Me too. I had to diligently train for my first...

Me too. I had to diligently train for my first marathon six months out - that's following a training and diet plan, and multiple trips to physio and chiro as part of the regime. I'll ride a couple...
07-29-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,105
Posted By mpath

You're not one of those runners who carry three...

You're not one of those runners who carry three water bottles, phone in armband, long tri-socks, and a headband headlight to do a 5k in the morning are you? :D

Kidding aside, I rotate a couple of...
07-20-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,105
Posted By mpath

I do both. As a frequent business traveler I...

I do both. As a frequent business traveler I never check bags in - always as carry-on. I can stuff a couple of t-shirts and shorts in my running shoes; I couldn't do this with bike gear even if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By mpath

I don'think bike couriers need to worry at all...

I don'think bike couriers need to worry at all about +/- 100g difference of their saddle. Heck, wearing jeans vs bike shorts already kills that advantage.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By mpath

It's the Tour de Delta this weekend (Tour de...

It's the Tour de Delta this weekend (Tour de Delta ? Part of BC Superweek (http://tourdedelta.ca/)), part of BC Speedweek (BC Superweek ? July 6th-15th, 2018 (http://www.bcsuperweek.ca/)). Lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By mpath

+1. Way more satisfaction to pass people going...

+1. Way more satisfaction to pass people going up.

As the OP mentioned charity rides, it's already sketchy enough as it is drafting or riding in a pack on level ground; I've found it's even...
05-24-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,241
Posted By mpath

My Haleakala ride two years ago. ...

My Haleakala ride two years ago.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x533/haleakala_2_198eb561d81d12c0f889974432e6d49ed2367e93.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-18, 10:42 AM
05-03-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By mpath

Agree as well. The first few rides might be...

Agree as well. The first few rides might be tough as your body adjusts so maybe take it easy, but as your cardio improve and your muscles get stronger, you'll start to drop the weight soon enough. ...
04-24-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,004
Posted By mpath

Not bad, especially for a deepish wheelset...

Not bad, especially for a deepish wheelset (60/67). But it is super light, at <1100g. I ride up and down the Ironman route in Kona all the time, and even rode up Haleakala with it. Where it can...
04-24-18, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,004
Posted By mpath

I'm 53. That's about as low as it'll go, but I'm...

I'm 53. That's about as low as it'll go, but I'm pretty dialed in, fit wise, so super comfortable even doing centuries.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,519
Posted By mpath

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608772
04-19-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,004
Posted By mpath

In Hawaii last month. 608066 608067 ...

In Hawaii last month.

608066

608067

608069
04-02-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,508
Posted By mpath

Assuming you're properly fitted on the bike, give...

Assuming you're properly fitted on the bike, give it patience and time. My first few rides from winter hibernation always results in a sore butt for a few days.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,554
Posted By mpath

It may make a difference at the coffee shop...

It may make a difference at the coffee shop post-ride, depending on who you hang out with. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,621
Posted By mpath

The spin doctors from the big bike manufacturers...

The spin doctors from the big bike manufacturers will easily figure out how to 'rationale' a bump in price.

At my local gas pumps, a bump in the world price for a barrel of oil translates to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,317
Posted By mpath

Nope. But like a finely made custom suit, or...

Nope. But like a finely made custom suit, or Italian leather shoes, you'll know it when try it. And just like our bikes/bike components, subject to the law of diminishing returns, and only you will...
02-26-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By mpath

OP, is there a cycling goal in this - such as a...

OP, is there a cycling goal in this - such as a race or event you're training for - or just overall health and cardio benefit?

If I had my druthers (ie. "retired"), I'd certainly be on the bike as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By mpath

Whoever said it's about "need"? IIRC the age of...

Whoever said it's about "need"? IIRC the age of a typical Bugatti owner is 59, with a car collection of 80+ cars. IOW, certainly not at their peak of physical or mental abilities to handle such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,431
Posted By mpath

OP, it depends. There's not one particular...

OP, it depends. There's not one particular component that reduces "vibration dampening"; tires/tire pressure would make the biggest difference IMO. Forks, handlebar, seat post, etc. all contribute...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,317
Posted By mpath

What's with the click-bait thread title? ...

What's with the click-bait thread title?

Value is relative.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,182
Posted By mpath

This is what I use. Not cheap but worth it for...

This is what I use. Not cheap but worth it for me.
02-13-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,309
Posted By mpath

^ correct. Most triathletes now don't change...

^ correct. Most triathletes now don't change into running shorts from off the bike; hence, most tri-specific saddles are more padded than the roadbike saddle counterpart.
02-10-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,309
Posted By mpath

This is true, but could be reversed in the sense...

This is true, but could be reversed in the sense that a "hard" saddle with the right clothing works also.

I ride a minimalist carbon saddle with carbon rails and that the casual rider would...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,602,120
Posted By mpath

Beautiful bike nontheless. I've been seriously...

Beautiful bike nontheless. I've been seriously thinking of ordering one for some time now, and thinkng about their "surprise me" livery....or go with titanium from Firefly.

Regarding your wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,408
Posted By mpath

While that may be true in absolute terms,...

While that may be true in absolute terms, what/which lighter bike is a "flexy" one? At the risk of sounding like a humblebrag, but unintended, I did Haleakala (10,000') with my 13.5lb bike and there...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,966
Posted By mpath

A $30 Timex tells time as accurately as a Rolex. ...

A $30 Timex tells time as accurately as a Rolex. And nobody buys a Rolex to simply tell time. Likewise with handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By mpath

Are you planning to race the half Ironman in...

Are you planning to race the half Ironman in roadbike form, or with tri-bars in a more aero position? If you haven't already done so, perhaps that's a more practical upgrade (and maybe even a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,144
Posted By mpath

Ditto! Maybe for a marathon - a running one....

Ditto!

Maybe for a marathon - a running one. Organizers ensure that the shortest path is a true 26.2 miles. But since most runners are not able to cut corners as the tape measure does, they'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By mpath

Have fun! When you get tired of your Lightweight...

Have fun! When you get tired of your Lightweight wheels, I'll buy them from you. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By mpath

Have you checked Strava's heat map? I'm always...

Have you checked Strava's heat map? I'm always impressed with the ones in Greenland. :)
10-25-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By mpath

Is there a question?

Is there a question?
10-23-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,135
Posted By mpath

Porsche Doppelkupplung. Porsche's version of...

Porsche Doppelkupplung. Porsche's version of paddleshifts. Simply put, it's faster around a track than any human can do with a traditional manual/clutch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By mpath

Is it simply for aesthetics or actual...

Is it simply for aesthetics or actual performance/fit gains? If the former, make sure you don't have a stack of spacers as having a parallel stem setup while with a stack of spacers looks silly,...
10-20-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,135
Posted By mpath

As an owner and Porschephile, I can assure you...

As an owner and Porschephile, I can assure you the reality lives up to the dream. :thumb: From what was originally supposed to be a weekend toy turned out to be a daily driver, even through Pacific...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,219
Posted By mpath

Umm, Kittel, Cavendish, just to name a couple. ...

Umm, Kittel, Cavendish, just to name a couple.

Google it, and the roads look fantastic. I'm going there in a couple of weeks for work, and if I had down time, I'd bring my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,106
Posted By mpath

Nice find. Unless you plan on racing in UCI...

Nice find. Unless you plan on racing in UCI events, 14.99 is just a number. Fun to go lighter if the pocketbook allows it. :thumb: Make sure you post pics afterwards.
10-09-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,681
Posted By mpath

Geez. What a thread title. It's supposed to be...

Geez. What a thread title. It's supposed to be a PSA or what?

Not exercising can kill too. I've taken my bike on my travels. I'd much rather do that than sitting on the couch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By mpath

They bought what was left from Guru. Great...

They bought what was left from Guru. Great bikes, and I hope Allied is successful.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,809
Posted By mpath

Opening post in BF, and it's that? Asinine. ...

Opening post in BF, and it's that? Asinine.

Now let's see this bike of yours with the 120mm stem.
09-26-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By mpath

IMO, shipping or 'dragging' a bike box through...

IMO, shipping or 'dragging' a bike box through the airport is six of one, half dozen of the other. Ship it, and you'd be anxious if the bike will be there, be there on time, or make it in one piece....
09-26-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,614
Posted By mpath

While it might be cheaper, it isn't necessarily...

While it might be cheaper, it isn't necessarily easier.

And in the 50+ category - with the idea being we've peaked in our careers, empty nesters, or retired/nearly retired - we have more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By mpath

That sounds like a really cool feature. Any...

That sounds like a really cool feature. Any missteps in the guidance, such as less than safe routes, locked gates or private properties? I have the 800 and looking to justify the upgrade to 1000.
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09-21-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,135
Posted By mpath

The 959 was built with the then-revolutionary AWD...

The 959 was built with the then-revolutionary AWD system not to fill a market gap, but simply to go as fast as possible in the Group B class - which never materialized. Having had a mid-80's Turbo,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,167
Posted By mpath

In Hawaii. 581310

In Hawaii.

581310
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