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05-19-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,001
Posted By HiYoSilver

Weight may have helped but think the biggest...

Weight may have helped but think the biggest factor is aero resistance is soooo much higher than people estimate.

1- body position, a little change makes a huge different, and non-road bike,...
05-19-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,243
Posted By HiYoSilver

I'ld also suggest carefully reading this article...

I'ld also suggest carefully reading this article http://www.slowtwitch.com/Training/Cycling/Descending_203.html and when it is a good time reviewing this with her. It's basic stuff that is clear to...
05-15-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,243
Posted By HiYoSilver

As others, sorry to hear of crashes, and...

As others, sorry to hear of crashes, and especially painful one. However, I'm more like cyclintom than the rest. You need to do some more searching as to the cause. Could it have been blood sugar?...
05-08-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,529
Posted By HiYoSilver

Dnvr, Great to hear from you. I'm also not...

Dnvr,

Great to hear from you. I'm also not as active in the forum as no longer commuting and since the move haven't got back into cycling.

The saddle looks good. There are also kind of similar...
04-15-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By HiYoSilver

I'm too out of shape for time trials. Yes it is a...

I'm too out of shape for time trials. Yes it is a speed concept. Fitting was done by slowtwitch certified fitter in wheat ridge I'm also a member of slowtwitch forums and have studied their material....
04-15-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 501,639
Posted By HiYoSilver

Nice to know someone else loves aero wheelsets

Nice to know someone else loves aero wheelsets
04-14-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By HiYoSilver

Great idea. thank you

Great idea. thank you
04-14-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By HiYoSilver

My bike:...

My bike: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/883946-what-do-old-people-ride-lets-see-your-bike-s/page2
04-14-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 501,639
Posted By HiYoSilver

This one310700

This one310700
04-14-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By HiYoSilver

Well, thank you all. Nothing has popped out so...

Well, thank you all. Nothing has popped out so far. It used to be visions of a new bike or time goals would be motivation. I now have a great second bike. Timing rides used to work but now that I...
04-12-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,097
Posted By HiYoSilver

What really works to get you excited about cycling?

Been off the wheels too long. Some minor maintenance needed to ride: either A- assemble wheels, or B-get new pedals and install them. Can't figure out a safe way to store the bikes in the garage. No...
03-08-13, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By HiYoSilver

thank you for the new alternative and the details...

thank you for the new alternative and the details on the quality of rudy
03-07-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By HiYoSilver

Interesting. I'll have to contact an eye dr, as...

Interesting. I'll have to contact an eye dr, as normal outlets are not available. Just concerned about any limits. thank you
03-07-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By HiYoSilver

Prescription sunglasses for cycling- not oakley or maui - recommendations needed

Can't wear Oakleys or Maui sunglasses anymore as prescription is too strong. Ideal would be with straight temples as curved really hurt my ears. Any recommendations?
09-27-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By HiYoSilver

Yep, that's the major problem with too many...

Yep, that's the major problem with too many lights. Good safety lights:

1- get noticed
2- help driver judge closing speed,
3- aren't too annoying or too bright that drivers lock into the light...
09-27-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By HiYoSilver

There's no "requirement" except reflecting...

There's no "requirement" except reflecting driver's impression. Most of the images on this subforum are closeup shots at night with light oversaturation. My point is simple: if you are judging the...
09-27-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 829
Posted By HiYoSilver

bicycle seat posts should not give. Your...

bicycle seat posts should not give. Your "saddle"/seat should give but most is in tires and hands.

Don't worry about cadence {cranking revolution speed/minute**, but don't hold steady. Vary it a...
09-27-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By HiYoSilver

Run a training session: fast stop, go, fast stop...

Run a training session: fast stop, go, fast stop until you don't think about it. Have someone stand by/ride by you and holler "panic stop". After 30 cycles, this should be automatic
09-27-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By HiYoSilver

Yes I've seen the "tower of power" but don't like...

Yes I've seen the "tower of power" but don't like it, too busy and would only make sense on a bent.

Night photos only count when the camera is at least a block away.

For 55mph road, you need a...
09-27-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By HiYoSilver

Sighted last night- excellent rear safety practice

Haven't seen this before so I thought I would share.

Standard:
Blinking tail light on bike seat post

Not so standard but common enough:
Blinking tail light on bike seat post
Blinking tail...
06-29-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By HiYoSilver

Interesting. Just relocated from CO to CA and 110...

Interesting. Just relocated from CO to CA and 110 in Sacramento area feels maybe like 90 in Denver. But what I can't figure out is why I'm feeling warm. The apt will show temps of 75 and it feels...
10-13-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,084
Posted By HiYoSilver

Currently similar issue for you. Issues are: 1-...

Currently similar issue for you. Issues are: 1- mounting tires, 2- time. Involved in remodeling and needing to select parts and install some of them. Unfortunately it's been months. With so many...
10-13-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,084
Posted By HiYoSilver

Currently similar issue for you. Issues are: 1-...

Currently similar issue for you. Issues are: 1- mounting tires, 2- time. Involved in remodeling and needing to select parts and install some of them. Unfortunately it's been months. With so many...
10-04-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By HiYoSilver

It's a learning experience. First bike had too...

It's a learning experience. First bike had too much tape and lights. Now I have bright bright lights: front, rear and side as well as carry a spare light with me. However if all fails, I have mimimum...
10-04-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,336
Posted By HiYoSilver

Might be of some interest. Just don't know how...

Might be of some interest. Just don't know how everything is going to work out this year. We're still on track for moving out of CO, but if can fit it in, would be interested in seriously considering...
10-04-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,117
Posted By HiYoSilver

Only riden three types of frames: alum, titanium...

Only riden three types of frames: alum, titanium and CF. The best ride is Ti, but it is horribly expensive and just couldn't afford it. Ok for a one time rental, but not to buy. It was 2 to 3...
09-26-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By HiYoSilver

The key questions are: 1- what type of...

The key questions are:

1- what type of riding makes you happy and you look back on riding with pleasant memories?
is it speed?
is it bouncing over rough roads?
is it looking cool?
is it just...
09-21-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By HiYoSilver

Don't fall into the trap that higher cadence is...

Don't fall into the trap that higher cadence is always better, it's just different. You will not really increase your speed with higher cadence, but you will both reduce the strain on your knees and...
07-12-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By HiYoSilver

If you poll 100 people on their average speed for...

If you poll 100 people on their average speed for that ride, 90% will say 20 MPH and .009% will say 13.3 mph :-)
06-24-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,343
Posted By HiYoSilver

If you are considering helmets, you would be...

If you are considering helmets, you would be advised to review the following:

RESEARCH
http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:10569...
05-19-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,540
Posted By HiYoSilver

Thanks Bob. Wife just wanted to get rid of it and...

Thanks Bob. Wife just wanted to get rid of it and thought 200 would be a quick sale. I'm thinking that's too low. It's a great bike for someone who is somewhat physically impaired but would love...
05-18-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,540
Posted By HiYoSilver

Great, I appreciate the link. It looks like...

Great, I appreciate the link. It looks like 400-700 would be a good point. I agree that ebay is a hassle but didn't realize it costs for none sales.
05-17-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,540
Posted By HiYoSilver

Oh, it's a 2005 model.

Oh, it's a 2005 model.
05-17-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,540
Posted By HiYoSilver

Advice about selling a Giant Revive

We have a Giant Revive with less than 10 miles on it. It's been stored in the garage for a few years. We plan to sell it. Naturally after I check and make sure the mechanics are still good and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,636
Posted By HiYoSilver

Agreed, very sad. Curious: would a better helmet...

Agreed, very sad. Curious: would a better helmet have helped in this situation?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By HiYoSilver

Like or dislike: Schwalbe ultremo DD or durano HS 399

About to get new tires, anyone familiar with either of these and have any opinions?

Not looking at the Durano plus version
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By HiYoSilver

PBK? is what?

PBK? is what?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By HiYoSilver

Tire is toast. Over 2 inches of cord showing at...

Tire is toast. Over 2 inches of cord showing at the bead line. Never seen bare cord sticking thru the rubber. Tube was blown on the side, so got pinched between the wheel and tire. so such much fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By HiYoSilver

I still have the flatted tire from yesterday so I...

I still have the flatted tire from yesterday so I expect to carefully disassemble it tonight and see what I can find. I do recall that when the tire was inflated, the roundness of the tire did not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By HiYoSilver

Same tire and same wheel. Maybe it's time to try...

Same tire and same wheel. Maybe it's time to try a new tire and not just new tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By HiYoSilver

Yikes, another tube popping issue

I'm gone thru 3 tubes in less than 300 miles. I don't know what I am doing wrong.

Newish wheelset. No burrs felt going around the rim. Inflation is at 105 lbs with spec to 110lbs. Tire is...
04-06-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By HiYoSilver

Well that was interesting

Riding thru the parking lot this morning and had a normal right hand turn. Didn't even think about it, just noticed there was no cross traffic. The next thing I know my rear wheel is off the payment...
04-06-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 951
Posted By HiYoSilver

Those aren't aero bikes, just standard road bikes

Those aren't aero bikes, just standard road bikes
04-05-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By HiYoSilver

Thanks Denver. The wind is horrible today. I'm...

Thanks Denver. The wind is horrible today. I'm not sure if I'll try it tonight or not. 31 mph throws me all over the road.

Great icon, but with your experiences, I think I would color the barbs...
03-31-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By HiYoSilver

Medicare should be under $150/spouse. If you...

Medicare should be under $150/spouse.
If you don't sign up for Part A, hospital, within eligibility window, you will pay a percentage penalty for life.
Part B, dr visits and proceedures, will...
03-17-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By HiYoSilver

Thanks for the updates. I just returned back to...

Thanks for the updates. I just returned back to riding also and it feels great.
03-17-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,324
Posted By HiYoSilver

Ok, I'm willing to give it a try. These lens wipe...

Ok, I'm willing to give it a try. These lens wipe cloths do not do much but spread smudges
03-17-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 24,411
Posted By HiYoSilver

Al look at this...

Al look at this http://bikecalculator.com/wattsUS.html. You're on the right track but need to add data for wind and temps
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By HiYoSilver

ok, that makes sense, thank you. deflating...

ok, that makes sense, thank you. deflating yesterday helped pretty much, but was still a tad strange today
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By HiYoSilver

What's going on with this tire/tube?

Just switched to 700x23 tires. Boy are they tiny, but that's another story. I know what I'm seeing, but I need help interpretating the observation.

One wheel, when start up it kind of ludges like...
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