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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,372
Posted By cwar

I might be a bit type-a. ...

I might be a bit type-a.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwa8zgpkup91y3j/Cycling%20Clothing.xlsx?dl=0

I'm still constantly making adjustments to the list and everyone seems to handle weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By cwar

I have been running the Pro One 28c tubeless and...

I have been running the Pro One 28c tubeless and really like them. They measure out exactly at 29mm on a pair of Reynolds Attack wheels with a 17mm internal width.
04-04-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By cwar

I didn't get in last year. I think about 200...

I didn't get in last year. I think about 200 people made it from the wait list last year so I was close, but not close enough. I did manage to get in this year. You never know though, you might...
03-17-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,339
Posted By cwar

Does their app allow you to view a full replay or...

Does their app allow you to view a full replay or just live?
02-17-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,363
Posted By cwar

This is very good advice. I think most people...

This is very good advice. I think most people who have been riding frequently could pull off a century, but without proper training it's not going to be fun. There are plenty of training plans out...
01-01-16, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,173
Posted By cwar

I like that Peter and his wife are having fun and...

I like that Peter and his wife are having fun and willing to put something like this out there. Anyone who criticizes this is taking life too seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,937
Posted By cwar

I give kudos when someone I'm following completes...

I give kudos when someone I'm following completes a ride that I'm interested in enough to drill into the ride and look at the details. I don't give kudos for commutes and I kind of find it annoying...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,277
Posted By cwar

I'm 5' 4" and 125lbs. In general, I have had...

I'm 5' 4" and 125lbs. In general, I have had pretty good luck with Castelli sizing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,549
Posted By cwar

I have the Edge 1000. I bought it for the...

I have the Edge 1000. I bought it for the mapping and routing. I use it with my speed, cadence and heart rate sensors as well. I also like the Strava Segment feature.

I previously used my...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,864
Posted By cwar

I wish I would have written down the size of the...

I wish I would have written down the size of the screws. Usually, I'm pretty good about documenting that stuff. I want to say they were M3 diameter, but I'm not sure.

Orbea really should provide...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,813
Posted By cwar

I encounter the same issue when doing a quick...

I encounter the same issue when doing a quick reply, but if I go to the advanced reply it works fine. I'm running IE11. Maybe that's the issue :)
Forum: Commuting
11-04-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,864
Posted By cwar

Orbea really didn't make it very easy. They...

Orbea really didn't make it very easy. They designed the fender mounts so they would be hidden if not used, but that design makes them tricky to use. It took me a while to figure out how to mount...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,864
Posted By cwar

Ah yes, that part is tricky. I bought small L...

Ah yes, that part is tricky. I bought small L brackets from my local hardware store to mount the fenders. Here are a few pictures. The nice part with the L brackets, in particular on the front...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,864
Posted By cwar

Iím not sure if 28mm will work. SKS says they...

Iím not sure if 28mm will work. SKS says they will work with 28mm, but not all 28mm tires are actually 28mm. Some are larger and some are smaller. I was running the SKS P35ís with 25mm. Chances...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,038
Posted By cwar

It really depends on what I'm ordering: ...

It really depends on what I'm ordering:


Wiggle - If I'm ordering a lot of parts. This can mean free shipping and delivery in 2 - 3 business days.
Competitive Cyclist - If I am ordering...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,188
Posted By cwar

That gave me a good chuckle. I'll have to...

That gave me a good chuckle. I'll have to remember that one.

I guess that's why my rain bike is decked out in Di2 and my sun bike just has Ultegra (e.g. the rain bike is better than the sun...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,188
Posted By cwar

Here in Seattle we see quite a bit of rain. ...

Here in Seattle we see quite a bit of rain. Having a rain bike, while not a must, is definitely nice. My rain bike has fenders and hydraulic disc brakes and I much prefer ridding it in the rain...
09-30-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 29,615
Posted By cwar

I think $500 is a little high for a 2007, but not...

I think $500 is a little high for a 2007, but not all that high if it's in great condition. I bought a new 2011 in 2013 for about $650 before tax, but I called over 50 bikes shops throughout the...
09-25-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,312
Posted By cwar

Perhaps she should have discussed this with the...

Perhaps she should have discussed this with the team beforehand, but honestly, if it were me and it meant becoming the WC and getting fired vs. not getting the WC, I would risk getting fired. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By cwar

Similar to everyone else here, I typically carry...

Similar to everyone else here, I typically carry one water bottle when the ride is 30 mile or less. Longer than that and I'll carry two. Also, most of my rides will have me going by a water...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,038
Posted By cwar

Find a bike shop that will give you a 30 day...

Find a bike shop that will give you a 30 day return on a saddle. I went through many saddles until I found one that works. Some saddles would be killing me at 30 miles. I finally found one that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,596
Posted By cwar

Get the carbon, you won't regret it.

Get the carbon, you won't regret it.
08-21-15, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By cwar

I'm signed up and looking forward to it, though...

I'm signed up and looking forward to it, though the group I'm riding with will probably drop me like a sack of potatoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By cwar

I have an Avant as well and love it. I use it as...

I have an Avant as well and love it. I use it as my rain bike, but have ridden three centuries on it when there have been scattered showers. I love the bike. Enjoy it!
08-19-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,359
Posted By cwar

I haven't ridden it either, but if you don't have...

I haven't ridden it either, but if you don't have time to drive somewhere to train, there are a number of good climbs in the Seattle area for training including Squak, Zoo/Cougar, Hilltop, Somerset,...
08-13-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,695
Posted By cwar

I ride at least 5 days of the week. Often, here...

I ride at least 5 days of the week. Often, here in Seattle, it is wet so the bikes get pretty dirty. So, depending on how dirty it is I will wash it. That tends to be anywhere from every 1 - 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,726
Posted By cwar

I use Simple Green. It's inexpensive from...

I use Simple Green. It's inexpensive from Costco, they claim it's not all that harmful to the environment, and it works well.
08-04-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,451
Posted By cwar

It's true, some 25s are the same size as some...

It's true, some 25s are the same size as some 23s. They differ across manufacturers and even from the same manufacturer.

With that said, things seem to be trending toward 25s. There have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,165
Posted By cwar

I have tried and own a cross bike. Cross bikes...

I have tried and own a cross bike. Cross bikes are good bikes that can do many things pretty well. I have used mine for commuting and touring. It is primarily used for touring now. Personally,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,165
Posted By cwar

I know you just bought the hybrid, but have you...

I know you just bought the hybrid, but have you considered selling it while it's still almost new and put that money into the road bike?

Also, does your area get a lot of rain or are you riding in...
07-29-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,350
Posted By cwar

I didn't quite make the cut this year. I'm in...

I didn't quite make the cut this year. I'm in the mid-200's on the wait list. I imagine I'll get a spot next year. For those of you riding it, have fun, and drink plenty of fluids! It' going to be...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By cwar

The type of glove that works for you may also...

The type of glove that works for you may also depend on your bike setup. If you are on a drop-bar road bike then you will likely want a glove that gives you the dexterity to shift. In Seattle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,707
Posted By cwar

As others have mentioned, both bikes are probably...

As others have mentioned, both bikes are probably good bikes. Both brands are well respected and have been around for a long time. As for BH, I own one of their carbon fiber road bikes and I love...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,427
Posted By cwar

N + 1 My touring bike has fenders. I also...

N + 1

My touring bike has fenders. I also use that bike for errands that require a pannier.

My commuter bike also has fenders on all the time. I use this bike for organized/charity rides...
07-02-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,894
Posted By cwar

I think, if at all possible, it's best to test...

I think, if at all possible, it's best to test ride first. I have typically done this with my road bikes, though I did buy an Orbea Avant M30D without test riding it :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Posted By cwar

I'm considerably lighter than you and I run about...

I'm considerably lighter than you and I run about 110 in the back and 100 in the front on 23's. Definitely top them off at least every 2-3 days, if not before every ride. If they lose too much...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By cwar

I haven't personally ridden a Domane, but I don't...

I haven't personally ridden a Domane, but I don't think it's all marketing hype. The bike is designed be more "compliant". My suggestion is to test ride as many different bikes as possible. When I...
06-30-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By cwar

As you test ride bikes, and I highly recommend...

As you test ride bikes, and I highly recommend test riding them, I would throw a few road bikes into the mix. As others have mentioned, a cyclocross bike gives you the option of running larger tires...
06-29-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By cwar

Where would you be riding this bike? Trails,...

Where would you be riding this bike? Trails, roads, etc...?

I agree that buying an inexpensive bike to start out would be a good idea. When I started riding a few years ago I bought a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By cwar

It looks like NBC Sports will have an application...

It looks like NBC Sports will have an application for the iPhone/iPad/Android. It's $20.
2015 Tour de France on NBC Sports - Pro Cycling's 2015 Tour de France Live, Live Streaming Video, News,...
06-29-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By cwar

Posted this to the wrong topic, sorry.

Posted this to the wrong topic, sorry.
06-29-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By cwar

It looks like NBC Sports will have an application...

It looks like NBC Sports will have an application for the iPhone/iPad/Android. It's $20.
2015 Tour de France on NBC Sports - Pro Cycling's 2015 Tour de France Live, Live Streaming Video, News,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,967
Posted By cwar

Although the round-up idea is funny and would...

Although the round-up idea is funny and would certainly make me feel better, I would be careful about damaging this persons' property. It could quickly make this worse for you than for him. Many...
06-25-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By cwar

I think tracking this as two rides would make the...

I think tracking this as two rides would make the most sense. If you were doing the STP in one day then the entire segment as one ride would make sense.

Will your iPhone battery last for the time...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,007
Posted By cwar

GPS data can do some weird stuff when it there is...

GPS data can do some weird stuff when it there is signal loss.

That, or these people ride through this tunnel seriously fast.
https://www.strava.com/segments/8837899
06-25-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,871
Posted By cwar

Not to get too off topic, though it is completely...

Not to get too off topic, though it is completely off topic, I think ShortLegCyclist is correct. There is one bit of additional information that may or may not be current. The calculation for...
06-24-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By cwar

With a budget of $300, hopefully they will have...

With a budget of $300, hopefully they will have Di2 Claris soon :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By cwar

NBC Sports claims it will be streamed live and...

NBC Sports claims it will be streamed live and also have full event replays on NBC Sports Live Extra.
NBC Sports Group 2015 Cycling TV schedule - NBC Sports | NBC Sports...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,058
Posted By cwar

Do you have a desire to ride longer rides in...

Do you have a desire to ride longer rides in addition to commuting? When I started commuting by bike I was riding a hybrid and I was not very fast. Soon I discovered I loved cycling and I started...
06-18-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By cwar

Personally, I think the Whidbey Island route is...

Personally, I think the Whidbey Island route is more scenic. As a matter of fact, I rode a loop up the mainland and back down Whidbey just a couple days ago. Here are my routes to give you some...
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