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01-18-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By mcours2006

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride...

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride where conditions suit the bike you're riding. For me it leans more toward the road. For lots of my riding friends it's fat biking in forested trails....
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By mcours2006

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it...

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it were not for the road conditions, more so than the darkness. I can cope with the darkness as I have plenty of lights and the route I normally take is...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By mcours2006

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Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By mcours2006

Mock Commute During Work from Home

Just as the title suggests, anyone working from home and doing a mock commute before starting work day or commute to end the work day? I've been working from home the past two weeks, and though I...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By mcours2006

No minimum. Once you get used to drop bar...

No minimum. Once you get used to drop bar position, it's quite comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,320
Posted By mcours2006

My riding went up this year, but only partly due...

My riding went up this year, but only partly due to Covid. I normally ride to work, which gives me about 200 km per week without doing any other rides. For most of 2020 I was working from home, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By mcours2006

Just another data point, but my order came as...

Just another data point, but my order came as expected back in May of last year. Tracking was more or less accurate, and the wheels arrived on schedule.
01-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,898
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, like going on 40 years, but I took a hiatus...

Yeah, like going on 40 years, but I took a hiatus during child-rearing years, and now just fully back into it for the past seven years. Just had my biggest mileage year at over 12,000 miles.
01-05-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By mcours2006

Yes, aluminum is better than plastic, and the one...

Yes, aluminum is better than plastic, and the one that broke from my mount was a plastic one. I have an all alloy mounting set up now, but I still run the tethers. Aluminum can break, and maybe you...
01-04-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Posted By mcours2006

Mounting on bag strap is not ideal, but if it...

Mounting on bag strap is not ideal, but if it must be done then using some kind of tether would work. I ran a rear-facing camera and it fell off one day unbeknownst to me. Fortunately I was able to...
01-02-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,578
Posted By mcours2006

Let's not paint them with the 'cyclist' brush...

Let's not paint them with the 'cyclist' brush just cuz they had bikes. If they were running around the city on foot doing such nonsense would we call them runners? "Group of runners terrorize couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By mcours2006

I used both SPD and SL, probably equally. SL...

I used both SPD and SL, probably equally. SL pedals require marginally more force, but has never presented a problem for me. Perhaps OP set the SPD tension super low, or the tension on the springs is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 17,755
Posted By mcours2006

I got 19,289 km, or 12,000 miles for you...

I got 19,289 km, or 12,000 miles for you Mericans. Well, I will be over 12,000 miles by the end of 2020. This is my biggest year by far. My 2020 resolution was to not turn down an invitation to ride...
12-29-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By mcours2006

Personally I would pay no more than 40% of the...

Personally I would pay no more than 40% of the MSRP for that bike.
12-27-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By mcours2006

Lost Art of Winter Cycling

https://www.outsideonline.com/2419271/lost-art-winter-cycling
12-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By mcours2006

Getting a winter beater that can be sacrificed to...

Getting a winter beater that can be sacrificed to the salt is also advisable.
12-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By mcours2006

If you are able to, wash/rinse your bike after a...

If you are able to, wash/rinse your bike after a snowy/slushy ride, and then lube and spray parts with WD40.
12-27-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,395
Posted By mcours2006

Whatever kind of ride I'm doing I'd want the bike...

Whatever kind of ride I'm doing I'd want the bike that is best suited for the job, so there really is no such thing as 'overbiked'. And 'underbiked' means that I was perhaps too lazy to prep a better...
12-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,508
Posted By mcours2006

I'm left-footed, but I see that most of my riding...

I'm left-footed, but I see that most of my riding mates are right-footed. Weird.

I tried right footed one time cuz I noticed that my neoprene covers were wearing unevenly more on the left than...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By mcours2006

For that kind of elevation and distance I would...

For that kind of elevation and distance I would think that an e-assist bike would be ideal. Prices of e-bikes have come down the past few years. Might be worth considering.
12-20-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,326
Posted By mcours2006

It was probably Timtak wanting his bike...

It was probably Timtak wanting his bike back.:rolleyes:
12-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By mcours2006

I just ordered an fat ebike for those days when...

I just ordered an fat ebike for those days when there just too much snow for regular bike. The motor should help with the speed. I'll report back once I've some miles on it.
12-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,164
Posted By mcours2006

Of course not. We're just amused. That's all.:D

Of course not. We're just amused. That's all.:D
12-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,164
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, I saw the title and then saw 50's and 60's,...

Yeah, I saw the title and then saw 50's and 60's, and stopped reading. Temp was -10*C this morning on my ride to work. If I see temps in the 50's F in Jan and Feb, I am absolutely giddy with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,838
Posted By mcours2006

Different standards for 'reasonability', it would...

Different standards for 'reasonability', it would seem.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,838
Posted By mcours2006

It's impossible to reason with people who are...

It's impossible to reason with people who are unreasonable. Fortunately for all our sakes, there are more folks who are reasonable than not.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,210
Posted By mcours2006

Agreed. I have to stay later at work a once...

Agreed.

I have to stay later at work a once a very few months, like till 8-9 pm, and I used to drive on these days thinking that it's less safe to ride. I decided to ride on one of these days, and...
12-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,900
Posted By mcours2006

I've done it on solo rides, but I don't see it as...

I've done it on solo rides, but I don't see it as competition. If I am trying to catch another rider it's really to see how fast that guy is riding. I won't, however, try to grab his wheel. I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,488
Posted By mcours2006

That's a steal. The 6800 groupset alone is...

That's a steal. The 6800 groupset alone is probably worth the price. Go for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,692
Posted By mcours2006

Are you shifting them simultaneously? Because...

Are you shifting them simultaneously? Because that's what I usually do and I've never had problems with spinning. I can dump three gears on the back with three quick clicks of the shifter, though I...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,996
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, tell me about it.:notamused: This one was a...

Yeah, tell me about it.:notamused: This one was a complete surprise to me. Didn't even have the bike prepped for it. And not only that, the snow on the ground hangs around for a few days afterwards...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 39,475
Posted By mcours2006

My set has about 5000 km on them already. Great...

My set has about 5000 km on them already. Great value for the money. They don't brake well on wet so I try to avoid using that bike when there's a possibility of rain. But you'd expect poor braking...
12-09-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,413
Posted By mcours2006

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Forum: Commuting
12-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,996
Posted By mcours2006

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12-09-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,035
Posted By mcours2006

Too bad didn't make the news.

Too bad didn't make the news.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,996
Posted By mcours2006

Update on the 35-mm Marathons: I rode this...

Update on the 35-mm Marathons: I rode this morning with about 4-inches of freshly fallen snow, the sticky and fluffy kind. I actually was surprised that the tires worked well at cutting through the...
12-09-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,035
Posted By mcours2006

This thread has potential...TTHP. All right, I...

This thread has potential...TTHP. All right, I just made that one up.:p
12-08-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By mcours2006

You can never have too many lights or too bright...

You can never have too many lights or too bright a light, period. You can't avoid what you can't see. I normally run at least two, and usually three lights on the front. I try to space them as far...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,996
Posted By mcours2006

I usually run 35 mm Schwalbe Marathon winters,...

I usually run 35 mm Schwalbe Marathon winters, which are good for most conditions in which I ride--early morning icy roads, light snow. They are not much use when there's more than a couple of inches...
12-05-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 919
Posted By mcours2006

Being a year-round commuter my comfort zone is...

Being a year-round commuter my comfort zone is pretty wide--from 30*C to -30*C, which pretty much covers about 95% of the conditions under which I ride. I've only ridden in -30 like once, maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,653
Posted By mcours2006

It's definitely interesting. I often put my...

It's definitely interesting. I often put my forearms on the tops right now, which is okay for a short period, but not comfortable for more than ten minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,653
Posted By mcours2006

So you lay your forearms on that flat section, is...

So you lay your forearms on that flat section, is that the idea?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,387
Posted By mcours2006

Sure, but it's not a skill that one practices on...

Sure, but it's not a skill that one practices on a regular basis.

Having fallen a few times myself while riding on snow and ice, I've learned that when it does happens, and it happens pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,387
Posted By mcours2006

Comfortable riding in different positions--drops,...

Comfortable riding in different positions--drops, hoods, standing, sprinting off saddle, sprint in hoods, descending, riding with one hand no hands, road awareness...just a few that come to mind.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,535
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, I've done it in front only, and only...

Yeah, I've done it in front only, and only periodically. I've seen a couple of others do it as well. I do love that position when riding solo though.
11-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,788
Posted By mcours2006

1985 Gardin, though most of the components are...

1985 Gardin, though most of the components are modern. The frame, seatpost, handlebar and stem, and bottle cage are original. I am the only owner.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,095
Posted By mcours2006

So far 18,040 km ( or 11,236 miles). Should hit...

So far 18,040 km ( or 11,236 miles). Should hit 19,000 km by end of year. All 'real' miles, BTW. ;) By far my biggest total.
11-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,580
Posted By mcours2006

A driver was at the stop sign where I fell last...

A driver was at the stop sign where I fell last year. He slowly drove by and said something to the effect of 'you shouldn't be riding in this weather cuz it's dangerous,' and then just drove past. No...
11-22-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,365
Posted By mcours2006

It's attributed to Greg Lemond, but I'm not 100%...

It's attributed to Greg Lemond, but I'm not 100% sure if he actually said it.
11-22-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By mcours2006

I've been contemplating a fat ebike for winter...

I've been contemplating a fat ebike for winter commutes. This would make me unstoppable and invincible...well, okay, not invincible, but certainly nothing much in the way of weather would stop me if...
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