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Forum: Touring
07-22-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By adamrice

It might be instructive to look at what people...

It might be instructive to look at what people ride the Tour Divide on (http://bikepacking.com/bikes/tour-divide-rigs-2021/), just as a go-by. TL;DR: just about everything. But rigid gravel bikes are...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By adamrice

Applying paint is easy. Getting it to stick,...

Applying paint is easy. Getting it to stick, especially on a high-use part like a rack, is hard. If I were going to paint that (btw, I wouldn't), I'd wet-sand it with fine-grit sandpaper, prime it,...
Forum: Touring
07-19-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,169
Posted By adamrice

I'm going to chime in with the advice that you...

I'm going to chime in with the advice that you get the bike now, ride it as much as you can before the tour, and ship it ahead.

You want to make all your mistakes before the tour. By which I mean,...
07-07-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By adamrice

I use my everyday phone (an iPhone 11) with...

I use my everyday phone (an iPhone 11) with either the Cyclemeter or Ride with GPS app to track my ride (I use RwGPS particularly if I'm following an existing route). I do have it paired with a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By adamrice

Generally, the one upgrade you can make to a bike...

Generally, the one upgrade you can make to a bike that gives you the most bang for your buck is high-quality tires. It's also an easy upgrade to make in isolation from everything else. But if you're...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

I think 50% scratching is normal. The first...

I think 50% scratching is normal.

The first clipless pedal system I used was Aerolites (which you can still buy! (http://www.aerolitepedals.com/index.php)). I stuck with those for about 15 years,...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By adamrice

In my experience (which is not that extensive at...

In my experience (which is not that extensive at long distances), longer distances ridden slowly are hard in different ways than shorter distances ridden (relatively) quickly, but not necessarily...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,810
Posted By adamrice

I rode the Southern Tier eleven years ago using...

I rode the Southern Tier eleven years ago using the ACA's printed maps (which are great), but when I'm exploring new territory these days, I use electronic maps. I'd never discourage using printed...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,810
Posted By adamrice

I use the Ride with GPS app on my iPhone. If you...

I use the Ride with GPS app on my iPhone. If you pay for a subscription, RwGPS will give you spoken turn-by-turn navigation. I use it with a bone-conduction headset so I can hear the cues and road...
06-22-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By adamrice

One thing to consider with those bar ends that...

One thing to consider with those bar ends that Chadster linked to: it looks like those are clamped to the center ferrule on road bars, with a diameter of 31.8 mm. But if you're clamping to the...
06-20-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By adamrice

Depends on A) what your priorities are, and B)...

Depends on A) what your priorities are, and B) what you consider "stupidly expensive."
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

Yeah. The problem set in near the end of Day 1...

Yeah. The problem set in near the end of Day 1 when I stopped for dinner—when I got back on the bike, I realized my Achilles' tendons felt really tight. I stayed in the race another three days, but...
Replies: 60
Views: 2,604
Posted By adamrice

I was in the race myself, but had to drop out in...

I was in the race myself, but had to drop out in Baker City OR due to inflamed Achilles' tendons. Looks like I'm going to need PT for a while to get back to normal. Never had anything like that...
06-17-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By adamrice

The dropout isn't weird, but that looks like an...

The dropout isn't weird, but that looks like an anti-theft skewer, which is what I guess you are interested in. Specifically, it looks like a Pinhead skewer. You'll need a tool that's keyed to the...
05-24-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,839
Posted By adamrice

Set up my most recent bike tubeless, after much...

Set up my most recent bike tubeless, after much hemming and hawing. I'd read about all the problems people had encountered with tubeless.

So far so good. I'm running the tires about 15 psi lower...
05-11-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By adamrice

It's the other way around for me. With a hill, I...

It's the other way around for me. With a hill, I can get to the top and feel a sense of accomplishment. Riding into a day-long headwind is just demoralizing.
05-10-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,851
Posted By adamrice

Oddly enough, I recently ran across this product:...

Oddly enough, I recently ran across this product: https://airhub.com.au -- it's an expensive way to solve the problem.
05-03-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By adamrice

Yes, on a stationary trainer, 2x/week. Typically,...

Yes, on a stationary trainer, 2x/week. Typically, over a two-week period, three of my interval sessions will be focused on building or maintaining FTP (relatively long intervals close to FTP) and one...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By adamrice

I've got a Tailfin. It's really nice. I hesitate...

I've got a Tailfin. It's really nice. I hesitate to recommend it because it is stupidly expensive (whatever that says about me). But it's the most solid rack I've ever used. The engineering is really...
04-06-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By adamrice

There are (AFAICT) three companies selling...

There are (AFAICT) three companies selling 1-liter bottles for bike bottle cages: Science in Sport, Elite, and Zefal. Some of these are hard to find in the USA, or are overpriced here. Zefals seem...
04-05-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By adamrice

RwGPS has two tiers of paid subscription. I knew...

RwGPS has two tiers of paid subscription. I knew I'd be using it, and paid for the lower tier right off the bat. If you expect you'll be editing routes much, get the more expensive tier. RwGPS' key...
03-17-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,740
Posted By adamrice

1. I'm incredibly lazy. 2. When I reset my FTP,...

1. I'm incredibly lazy.
2. When I reset my FTP, the change is probably by only 4% or so. If I'm trying to keep my perceived effort the same (which I consider unreliable, or of which I am a terrible...
03-17-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,740
Posted By adamrice

I do. I spend a lot of time on my erg, and have a...

I do. I spend a lot of time on my erg, and have a relatively small repertoire of interval patterns that I ride. I don't do them "in the hopes they'll get easier," but they do get easier: when I set a...
Replies: 38
Views: 4,417
Posted By adamrice

Not a direct answer, but if you haven't seen it...

Not a direct answer, but if you haven't seen it before, you might want to check out the website Bicycle Rolling Resistance (http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com).
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By adamrice

Joe Friel has written about 100 books on...

Joe Friel has written about 100 books on endurance exercise, and he argues that there are three factors that affect performance: threshold power, VO2 Max, and economy, economy being the number of...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,453
Posted By adamrice

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a...

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a dyno light/USB converter yet; Igaro (which makes a USB converter) will be releasing a combo light/converter soon, and I'm holding out for that. I'll...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,453
Posted By adamrice

gif4445...

gif4445 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gif4445-326156.html), you've identified the factors that I've been thinking about myself. I think I can keep the combined weight for pad, bag, and bivvy...
01-17-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By adamrice

Pay no attention to the fact that bicycles are...

Pay no attention to the fact that bicycles are vehicles.
Replies: 32
Views: 3,453
Posted By adamrice

Sleep setups for bikepacking race

I'm contemplating a sleep setup for the Trans Am Bike Race. My options seem to be:

Sleeping bag and bivvy
Down jacket + pants and bivvy (this seems to be the preferred option among some...
01-11-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,030
Posted By adamrice

85 years. That's a hell of a legacy. This is...

85 years. That's a hell of a legacy.

This is my 2nd Bob Jackson. Sold the first. ...
01-09-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By adamrice

I've got the Hypershot 350. I've never seen a...

I've got the Hypershot 350. I've never seen a DiNotte, so I can't compare. It is certainly bright. The controls are annoying: you've got one button that controls power and blink mode, and another...
12-30-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,758
Posted By adamrice

I tried this recipe...

I tried this recipe (http://www.backcountry.com/explore/how-to-make-energy-gel). I do not recommend it, but point it out just in case you run across it and wonder if it might be good. It is not. It...
12-10-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,615
Posted By adamrice

I've been using the paid version of Training...

I've been using the paid version of Training Peaks for about 6 months. I appreciate it. I've been training with a smart trainer but no power meter on my bike; I do most of my workouts on the erg, and...
11-23-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By adamrice

You do need a special tool to remove a...

You do need a special tool to remove a centerlock, which could be a problem if you're on a tour in the middle of BFE (there is such a thing as a portable lockring tool, although I'm not sure how it...
11-13-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,532
Posted By adamrice

Most lights are built with commodity parts (LEDs,...

Most lights are built with commodity parts (LEDs, batteries, etc). No single light manufacturer is developing these from scratch; they're shopping at the same "store" as their competitors, and in may...
Replies: 27
Views: 4,931
Posted By adamrice

You can get SPDs without the surrounding...

You can get SPDs without the surrounding platform, which is redundant in shoes like those Lakes. The 8100 (and 9100) is still a 2-sided pedal; Shimano also makes a couple of single-sided "roadie...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,445
Posted By adamrice

It had been a long time since I used a Camelbak...

It had been a long time since I used a Camelbak on a bike, but when the pandemic hit, I bought one (the "Classic," 2.5 liter) so I could go for longer rides without stopping. On balance, I think I...
08-31-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,945
Posted By adamrice

Rain. It doesn't rain much around here, but when...

Rain. It doesn't rain much around here, but when it does, you really don't want to be out in it. So fenders are kind of moot. I see some people extol the virtues of fenders, and I have to remind...
08-31-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By adamrice

Really hope you meant "exertion" there....

Really hope you meant "exertion" there. Otherwise, TMI.
08-07-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By adamrice

I think the correct answer here is to get a new...

I think the correct answer here is to get a new rack.

I doubt very much that anyone would make such a specialized adapter, and the liability exposure in an adapter for a child seat would make such...
08-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By adamrice

Sort of. - VO2max is something we can only...

Sort of.

- VO2max is something we can only measure in a lab, but FTP is something we can measure with a smart trainer or power meter.
- Threshold power is measuring something different: it's the...
Forum: Texas
07-08-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By adamrice

If you want to work on hills (or really, just one...

If you want to work on hills (or really, just one hill), take the bike path that runs west from Shoal Creek, above the tracks, over to Far West Blvd, then ride down Far West, and then back up (if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By adamrice

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I...

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I thought of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By adamrice

Camelbak hack

I've been riding with a Camelbak lately to extend the range I can cover without stopping (partly due to Covid-19, partly just because). I've been unhappy with the hose management--either I can route...
06-01-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By adamrice

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who...

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who have bad experiences are 7x as likely to talk about them as those who have positive experiences. I think that online user reviews make that imbalance...
05-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,592
Posted By adamrice

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you...

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you already know.

I think the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) tip for hill-climbing is don't back off. There's...
05-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By adamrice

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that...

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that is compatible with BB30 should also be compatible with BSA.
05-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By adamrice

I think the points here are: It's good to...

I think the points here are:

It's good to know that this is possible.
It's good to know what your mobile plan includes.
Even a cheap mobile plan will cover a few gigabytes of data. The route...
05-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good...

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good option for this. There have been a couple of attempts to build power meters into shoes in the past, but those didn't really go anywhere. If you...
Replies: 30
Views: 4,585
Posted By adamrice

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart...

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart rate and metabolism remain elevated for a while after a ride. If I wrap up a ride in the evening, my heart rate might still be high when it's time to...
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