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02-08-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,840
Posted By TriDanny47

Tips on the spot, no. Year end/holiday gift...

Tips on the spot, no. Year end/holiday gift cards to the key personnel who helped me out/put up with my dumb questions - yes.
01-31-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,883
Posted By TriDanny47

I put dual platform pedals on a couple of my...

I put dual platform pedals on a couple of my bikes / I like having options in shoes, depending on the intent of the ride. Serious training ride =clip less; recreational ride or errands to the store...
01-31-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,892
Posted By TriDanny47

I can totally relate to what you are going...

I can totally relate to what you are going through - been there done that too many times.

There isn't one specific solution - may take a combination of things - part psychology, pep talks and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-16, 05:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By TriDanny47

Change is the only constant.... my opinion...

Change is the only constant....

my opinion is there will always be the need for a physical shop of some type because bikes are something many people won't or can't service themselves for time or...
01-26-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,094
Posted By TriDanny47

Let it sit in the mud room on old towels until...

Let it sit in the mud room on old towels until the frozen glop drips off, then wheel it into the shower. Works for me - YMMV.
01-14-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By TriDanny47

Griffin Survivor - military grade, waterproof,...

Griffin Survivor - military grade, waterproof, completely encloses the iPad, even the screen (some cases, like the Lifeproof Nud, don't cover the screen, which IMHO is a mistake). I've had one for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,574
Posted By TriDanny47

Sincere, yes. Verbose, definitely. Serious, no...

Sincere, yes. Verbose, definitely. Serious, no - theses discussions are mere the intellectual equivalent of some little amuse bouche in my mind. I'm always smiling when I write these things.
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01-13-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By TriDanny47

It's no longer up for debate. Winter is here.

It's no longer up for debate. Winter is here.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,574
Posted By TriDanny47

I merely find it oddly amusing that perfect...

I merely find it oddly amusing that perfect strangers on the internet think they "deserve" the right to judge what other people "deserve", and to take it a bit wider, that they feel they "deserve" to...
01-13-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By TriDanny47

I really like the 4.0. They now have a 5.0...

I really like the 4.0. They now have a 5.0 series, but I haven't tried it. I think it's more geared towards hunters, has "scent control" and does not look like it's compression. But they claim...
01-13-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By TriDanny47

I agree with the above. At best, it is a...

I agree with the above. At best, it is a non-factor in maintaining warmth. I've had some very tight compression baselayers that are NOT warm - in fact, some specifically made to cool for use in...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By TriDanny47

I try to have dedicated gear for each bike I own,...

I try to have dedicated gear for each bike I own, it's just easier even if it does mean more "stuff" to buy. Of course, I also have different types of bikes, and do different styles of riding, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,117
Posted By TriDanny47

Off season is much more of a temperate zone thing...

Off season is much more of a temperate zone thing - subtropical and tropical climates may have their own quirks - the wet monsoon season is probably the off season in someplace like India, perhaps.
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01-11-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By TriDanny47

Have you ever considered Li battery heated boots...

Have you ever considered Li battery heated boots or insoles? I have several pair of Columbia heated boots that I love. I've wanted to try a pair of heated insoles to allow me more options in...
01-10-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,895
Posted By TriDanny47

One nice thing about living in a metropolis is...

One nice thing about living in a metropolis is it's never a "survival situation". Absolute worst case scenario, I could always lock the bike and call a cab or Uber to drive me home.

I have a...
01-09-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,385
Posted By TriDanny47

Absolutely true. Some of the other things I have...

Absolutely true. Some of the other things I have been involved with in the past were also major expenditures - for example, I had a number of saltwater aquariums for a while - easy to drop money...
01-09-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,895
Posted By TriDanny47

Agreed, there really are only a handful of days...

Agreed, there really are only a handful of days in a typical Southern Great Lakes region winter that exceed those parameters. 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 were much harder than normal winters /snowiest...
01-09-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,385
Posted By TriDanny47

That is how I feel about it as well. Joy and...

That is how I feel about it as well. Joy and freedom. The past few years of my life have been a struggle to maintain perspective and composure - which is a more dignified way to say "not freak out"...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,117
Posted By TriDanny47

Is everyone here as preoccupied with what the...

Is everyone here as preoccupied with what the other guy is riding when it's not the off season? :p
01-08-16, 05:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,293
Posted By TriDanny47

Good for you. Enjoy your project. A couple...

Good for you. Enjoy your project.

A couple of years ago, I found an old Huffy road bike for $20 at a thrift store. It was in what I would call almost-mint condition, looked like maybe one or two...
01-08-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,385
Posted By TriDanny47

Easy to do - like getting into any sport or...

Easy to do - like getting into any sport or hobby, there are startup costs you know ... Then a whole a lot you soon discover ... Then maintenance and ongoing costs. There are needs ... Then...
01-07-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By TriDanny47

Yes, it is a nice bike. I don't subscribe to...

Yes, it is a nice bike. I don't subscribe to "too advanced for a beginner" theory. I say buy what you like that you can afford.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,117
Posted By TriDanny47

I was talked into buying a Thule roof rack by the...

I was talked into buying a Thule roof rack by the salesman at REI, who said he's seen too many bikes damaged in rear-end accidents while on rear racks.

Even if it makes NO difference in my speed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,888
Posted By TriDanny47

I'm happy to be a Fred ... Definitely not the...

I'm happy to be a Fred ... Definitely not the fastest rider, not the most skilled, but I have more fun feeding my Fred habit than anything else I've done for recreation in a long time.

And yes,...
01-05-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,895
Posted By TriDanny47

Fresh snow deeper than 5-6 inches, temp below...

Fresh snow deeper than 5-6 inches, temp below -10F, or glare ice from a major freezing rain event.
01-04-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By TriDanny47

I hope the smiley emoticon means you aren't...

I hope the smiley emoticon means you aren't really embarrassed, but writing/saying this tongue in cheek.

Let's see ... Part way through a 50 mile ride into a strong headwind at age 70 ... In a...
01-04-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

Some of my other bikes: Roubaix ...

Some of my other bikes:

Roubaix

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Crux

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01-04-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

That's what they tell me. Like acquiring a taste...

That's what they tell me. Like acquiring a taste for premium Scotch or Cognac....

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So, this is the new Kestrel with Campy SR EPS. I can be as "frugal" as anyone - it was deeply...
01-03-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

I didn't say I wasn't riding ... Just not riding...

I didn't say I wasn't riding ... Just not riding a road bike until spring - maybe - I will if there is ice-free pavement. Just depends on the crazy weather. ;)
01-03-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

Not married ... No one to answer to except...

Not married ... No one to answer to except myself.

Can't begin to answer the 2nd question until I get some decent ride time in on it -which will probably be April based on weather trends - so much...
01-03-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

My 2014 Specialized Roubaix has Di2 Dura Ace. It...

My 2014 Specialized Roubaix has Di2 Dura Ace. It was my New Years gift to myself 12/31/2013. I just went over to "the dark side" and bought a Kestrel with Campy Super Record EPS.
01-03-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

That's when I just turn it off or simply don't...

That's when I just turn it off or simply don't respond and tell them my battery died.:)
01-03-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

Freds of the world need to unite in a Fred Rights...

Freds of the world need to unite in a Fred Rights Movement. We're not so bad. I embrace my Fredness.

Seriously, if someone wants to have a little fun at my expense because I have "a lot" of...
01-03-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

I actually feel quite differently about that -...

I actually feel quite differently about that - being able to respond rapidly to clients and coworkers often means I/we in my firm can put out small fires before they become large ones. There is...
01-02-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

I freely admit I could be wrong - I have not...

I freely admit I could be wrong - I have not bothered looking at any kind of sales data, articles etc. All I can say is most bikes I've seen for sale at price points over about $5K-$6K seem to be...
01-02-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

Depends on whether you remembered the first rule...

Depends on whether you remembered the first rule of $10K bike ownership - always charge the battery after every ride ;)


(Based on my own assumption - that the majority of high end bikes sold...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By TriDanny47

Thanks - not quite the answer I had in mind but...

Thanks - not quite the answer I had in mind but ok / just to clarify I don't mean commuting on a bike, I am commuting in a GMC SUV.

I think it's pretty SOP to listen to something in the car -...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By TriDanny47

Good endurance training audio books?

Know any? Looking for a couple of good books on endurance cycling training - also, generally get the kindle edition and the audiobook so I have a print reference, like the audiobook edition for my...
01-01-16, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By TriDanny47

My Phillips lights were about $200 each. They...

My Phillips lights were about $200 each. They have a thumbscrew tightened mount with a quick release feature and three different internal gaskets to accommodate various handlebars.

They still...
12-31-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By TriDanny47

You could try riding with a scarf, neck warmer,...

You could try riding with a scarf, neck warmer, or even a dust mask to create a bubble of warmer, humid air around your mouth and nose \ may work for you. Otherwise - decongestants, humidifiers,...
12-31-15, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,793
Posted By TriDanny47

The Amazon reviews of that red monstrosity are...

The Amazon reviews of that red monstrosity are hilarious.
12-28-15, 05:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,214
Posted By TriDanny47

I'm blown away, guys. Thank you so much!:thumb: ...

I'm blown away, guys. Thank you so much!:thumb:

Exactly the kind of motivation I need in 2016!
12-28-15, 05:08 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

We all have our individual priorities and values....

We all have our individual priorities and values.

I "should" be "expensive watch guy" who wears a Rolex or something along those lines to "fit in" professionally.

If it doesn't give me...
12-27-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,214
Posted By TriDanny47

Wow - I think I should be grateful our altitude...

Wow - I think I should be grateful our altitude here varies between roughly 600 and 900 ft above seas level.;)
12-27-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,214
Posted By TriDanny47

What have you accomplished after 50?

I turned 50 in 2015. I started riding in a serious way 3 years ago. Was semi-serious in my mid-20's but had no real time for it and of course $ was tight - even 25 years ago tuition seemed like...
12-27-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By TriDanny47

I carry a small WD40 with me - helps with the...

I carry a small WD40 with me - helps with the drivetrain situation. A small blade on a multi- tool can be used to remove ice accumulation from bakes and pedals. If you are riding in "civilization"...
12-27-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,293
Posted By TriDanny47

6 or 7 I think - plus 2 snowboard/ski helmets for...

6 or 7 I think - plus 2 snowboard/ski helmets for winter.

one reason I like to have multiples - too many places to leave it around the garage and house. My current favorite mt helmet is MIA right...
12-27-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,863
Posted By TriDanny47

There is a steep hill about 3 miles from my house...

There is a steep hill about 3 miles from my house that I can hit about 40 mph - and I am really not comfortable at that speed - so that is my limit - even if I could I wouldn't.
12-26-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,311
Posted By TriDanny47

I know I was intrigued enough by the reverence...

I know I was intrigued enough by the reverence Campagnolo is shown in road bike circles to make my 2nd serious road bike Super Record EPS. I just got it so have not been on it yet except for a brief...
12-26-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By TriDanny47

10 this morning - then had to do errands. Maybe...

10 this morning - then had to do errands. Maybe tonight if it isn't pouring cold rain.
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