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11-29-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,663
Posted By ririder

My friend that I ride with appreciates the...

My friend that I ride with appreciates the audible alert when we're riding together. He'll ask sometimes if it's alerting because he's behind me. My reply is "You wish! That would mean you're riding...
11-27-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,663
Posted By ririder

Get the Varia. You won't regret it.

Get the Varia. You won't regret it.
11-27-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By ririder

Santa Cruz recall

Don't know if it affects anybody here but...
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11-11-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,130
Posted By ririder

I ride a Giant Defy Advanced 2 primarily. I'm the...

I ride a Giant Defy Advanced 2 primarily. I'm the type of person that when I ride I want to go, and go, and go. I've found that I need to force myself to stop and get out of the saddle and stretch my...
11-10-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,363
Posted By ririder

I have one of these that I'm really happy with. ...

I have one of these that I'm really happy with.

https://cygolite.com/product/dash-520-usb/
11-06-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By ririder

I have Sora shifters on my back up bike and I've...

I have Sora shifters on my back up bike and I've never had a problem with them.
11-03-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,754
Posted By ririder

Be careful, this can happen when you wear...

Be careful, this can happen when you wear matching outfits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk4AURK8klQ
10-09-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By ririder

Heh, just to be clear, I'm not interested in...

Heh, just to be clear, I'm not interested in launching and kicking out my rear wheel and doing that other crazy stuff. I'm just interested in landing and maintaining control.

This is good!...
10-09-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By ririder

Technique and handle bars

I'm 61 years old, I've been a road bike rider for a long time and I'm in the learning stages of this mountain biking thing. I've ridden a couple of single track areas and have survived with a few...
10-02-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,826
Posted By ririder

Oh man!!!!!!!!! That it's other ear! Lol! My wife...

Oh man!!!!!!!!! That it's other ear! Lol! My wife used to work for Hasbro Toy Co She has some good stories about My Little Pony that are better left untold. Also, based on your unawareness of all...
09-27-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,514
Posted By ririder

What do you want from life?

What do you want from life?
09-26-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,314
Posted By ririder

I'm not a lawyer. Heck, I didn't even sleep in a...

I'm not a lawyer. Heck, I didn't even sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I tend to think this isn't necessarily true, at least in my neck of the woods. Pedestrians still have some...
09-23-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,749
Posted By ririder

You wash the bottom of your lawnmower when you're...

You wash the bottom of your lawnmower when you're done cutting the grass, don't you...
09-23-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,749
Posted By ririder

My pitbull gets soooo upset when I go for a ride,...

My pitbull gets soooo upset when I go for a ride, he'd probably help the thief get the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,972
Posted By ririder

I've got a 2019 Defy Advanced 2 with the Giant PR...

I've got a 2019 Defy Advanced 2 with the Giant PR 2 wheels and I'm riding on GP5K tubeless without any issues.
09-12-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By ririder

Took it to the trails today

I picked up a Giant Talon earlier in the week. Today I went for my first real trail ride. It was a lot more technical than I thought it would be but I survived. Crashed a couple of times. Nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,127
Posted By ririder

The Defy Advanced 2 is the $2500 model with 105...

The Defy Advanced 2 is the $2500 model with 105 with CF frame. I love mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By ririder

I rode 45 Saturday and tested the limits of...

I rode 45 Saturday and tested the limits of tubeless sealing capabilities with 2 punctures on my rear tire. The first puncture (20 miles into the ride) took a minute to seal but I still had decent...
09-08-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By ririder

Looking for advice

Thanks in advance....
I've been a road bike person for the last couple of decades but have decided to delve into the world of trail riding. I was thinking that I would try to find something used and...
09-04-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By ririder

Hmmmmm

I've been toying with the idea of getting a mountain bike to ride the trails during the colder months. My thinking is that if I'm in the woods, I'd probably be out of the wind. I was perusing CL...
09-02-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,984
Posted By ririder

For my 60th birthday I went from a 2008...

For my 60th birthday I went from a 2008 Specialized Sequoia to a Giant Defy Advanced 2. For my 61st birthday I rode my first imperial century. No regrets.....
Do it!
08-31-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,417
Posted By ririder

I've gotten really tired of trying to give the...

I've gotten really tired of trying to give the explanation for the whole mask thing. If you were really interested in knowing about it I'm sure you'd already know the answer to that so I'm just going...
08-31-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,417
Posted By ririder

A rather unpleasant experience if I recall...

A rather unpleasant experience if I recall through the fog of dilaudid.
08-31-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By ririder

What group is that? I joined NBW at the beginning...

What group is that? I joined NBW at the beginning of the year for group rides only to be denied the opportunity to ride in a group due to Covid. Is there another group out there doing rides? I'm in...
08-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,417
Posted By ririder

Let's see.... R&D electronics engineer or a world...

Let's see.... R&D electronics engineer or a world renown epidemiologist ....hmmmmm, who should I listen to regarding a pandemic??? Decisions decisions.....
08-26-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,347
Posted By ririder

I'll put this here,...

I'll put this here, https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/facebook-youtube-coronavirus/index.html
Also, the group's association with TPP casts just as much doubt as some of the credentials associated...
08-26-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,242
Posted By ririder

Sorry for your loss. They break our hearts when...

Sorry for your loss. They break our hearts when they go, but it's a heartbreak that I'm willing to endure in exchange for what they give.
08-26-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,347
Posted By ririder

you lose all credibility with this alone...

you lose all credibility with this alone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 351,303
Posted By ririder

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Sakonnet River - Tiverton RI
08-23-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 139,863
Posted By ririder

It went well! My wife met me at the halfway point...

It went well! My wife met me at the halfway point with some sandwiches and chocolate milk to keep me from bonking on the way back. No bad dealings with cars, no bike problems. It was a bit of a...
08-23-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,984
Views: 139,863
Posted By ririder

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My first century...yesterday
08-21-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,347
Posted By ririder

Covid-19 is a medical issue, it's only political...

Covid-19 is a medical issue, it's only political because YOU choose to make it one. Many of us look at with the science in mind, but you do you.
08-16-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,424
Posted By ririder

I'm questioning whether the trimming on my 105...

I'm questioning whether the trimming on my 105 r7000 FD is working properly. I bought my bike at the end of 2019. In March I had a problem with my front shifter that resulted in warranty...
08-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,442
Posted By ririder

I never realized riding a bike was this...

I never realized riding a bike was this complicated.
08-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By ririder

I was having a problem with a leak on one of my...

I was having a problem with a leak on one of my tires (Continental GP5K). I mounted these tires on tubeless rims 1500 miles ago. I double checked my sealant which was good and I replaced the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By ririder

I bought a Giant Defy from these guys. They offer...

I bought a Giant Defy from these guys. They offer fitting although I opted to not be fit at this time so I can't say if they're any good.
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07-29-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By ririder

I've seen this theory in several places. I...

I've seen this theory in several places. I typically will ride on average, 100 miles/week now. I'm currently at 2,000 miles for the year. When I do a longer ride, at about the 45 mile mark I really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 351,303
Posted By ririder

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,378
Posted By ririder

I'm not sure what my upper limit is for...

I'm not sure what my upper limit is for temperature yet. I've ridden a lot in the mid 80*f with relatively high humidity. My only complaint so far about riding in hotter temps is when sweat gets in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By ririder

One question I've been thinking about a lot when...

One question I've been thinking about a lot when I ride is, what's the better pressure to prevent the smaller punctures, if that even comes into play.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,361
Posted By ririder

I've been wearing a gater style mask while riding...

I've been wearing a gater style mask while riding since April. I always ride solo and on the road. MUP's around here a too crowded these days. I'll put it in place anytime I'm near anybody else that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By ririder

whoa! That could have ended badly. As far as...

whoa! That could have ended badly. As far as duct tape??? I would opt for gorilla glue instead or maybe flex seal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By ririder

It reeks of elitism. Especially your comment.

It reeks of elitism. Especially your comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By ririder

The nobs are the ones belittling the OP for...

The nobs are the ones belittling the OP for buying tires that meet his needs. They weren't offering opinions,"Wait until you try an actual nice tire" and "My thought as well" are backhanded opinions...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By ririder

Timely post. I've been riding on a B17 for the...

Timely post. I've been riding on a B17 for the last 2000+ miles and I'm ready to call it a day with that saddle. I believe that I may be one of the seemingly small percentage of people that never...
07-06-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By ririder

The irony of this post coming from somebody that...

The irony of this post coming from somebody that apparently jumped out of a perfectly good airplane is rich.
07-01-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,048
Posted By ririder

support the local economy

support the local economy
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By ririder

Caviar for cyclists

Caviar for cyclists
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19,760
Views: 4,236,335
Posted By ririder

I just bought a Garmin Varia RTL515 to improve my...

I just bought a Garmin Varia RTL515 to improve my safety factor out there. I'm going to test it out tonite.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By ririder

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A 40 miler that I did Friday


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