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02-22-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,702
Posted By GuitarWizard

Yep, me too - I signed up for the Belgian Waffle...

Yep, me too - I signed up for the Belgian Waffle Ride, but have been sick on and off since the end of December and my training is completely f'ed at this point....prob gonna have to downgrade to the...
02-22-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,702
Posted By GuitarWizard

Same here...I priced it out earlier, more like...

Same here...I priced it out earlier, more like $600 for me (depending on how much I eat lol)....but I need to pay off my credit card someday after all the bike crap I've bought over the past 18...
02-22-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,702
Posted By GuitarWizard

Yeah, I got the email today - ugh. Not sure...

Yeah, I got the email today - ugh. Not sure about that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,508
Posted By GuitarWizard

It depends - if it's really dangerous (like a...

It depends - if it's really dangerous (like a deep rut or hole, a rattlesnake sunning itself or massive rocks in the road) that would cause a crash, then no.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,508
Posted By GuitarWizard

I personally hate it when someone I don't know...

I personally hate it when someone I don't know hops on my wheel. I've done everything from slowing down to >10 mph (and he still stayed there....but then again he was glued to my rear wheel for 5-6...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 10:15 AM
02-20-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,927
Posted By GuitarWizard

I'm not sure if you've ridden with the Posse yet,...

I'm not sure if you've ridden with the Posse yet, but I'm a member - it's a pretty diverse group, but mostly casual rec riders.

I'm sure you've done some exploring by now, but if you want hills,...
02-20-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,702
Posted By GuitarWizard

I did the VIP thing for Baldy last year - mainly...

I did the VIP thing for Baldy last year - mainly because I had 15 pounds of camera gear with me and wasn't in the mood to hike 4+ miles up to the finish. It was kinda pricey, but the experience was...
02-20-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By GuitarWizard

If anyone is interested, I have a video from last...

If anyone is interested, I have a video from last February of Old Ridge Route - it's long, but gives an idea of the terrain for those who haven't been on it before: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,295
Posted By GuitarWizard

I own a Fairdale Goodship that I build up with...

I own a Fairdale Goodship that I build up with SRAM eTap, and it is by FAR my favorite road bike to date. For some context, I've been riding road bikes since the late 1980's and have owned/ridden...
02-26-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,455
Posted By GuitarWizard

Same here, except mine was red. I think it was...

Same here, except mine was red. I think it was called the "Free Spirit" if I remember right.
02-25-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,144
Posted By GuitarWizard

I got hit nearly head-on by a car at over 25 mph,...

I got hit nearly head-on by a car at over 25 mph, and didn't even get a concussion (although the rest of my body was pretty messed up) even though I went almost head-first into the windshield.....my...
02-24-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,915
Posted By GuitarWizard

Yep. I did a century before with a buddy of...

Yep. I did a century before with a buddy of mine.....forecast said it was gonna be in the mid 70's and dry, but apparently it decided to drop to 63 degrees and a full-on downpour at the 65 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By GuitarWizard

Yep. Whenever I take extended periods off the...

Yep. Whenever I take extended periods off the bike (over six months), it usually takes me at least 800 miles to rebuild the 'ol callouses around the sitbones to where I can ride hours upon hours...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By GuitarWizard

I just had a pair of Hed Belgium C2 rims built up...

I just had a pair of Hed Belgium C2 rims built up with Chris King R45 hubs and DT Rev 14/17 spokes, 24/28 and 2x/3x. I should get mine next week.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By GuitarWizard

Assos > all else

Assos > all else
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18,636
Views: 3,685,312
Posted By GuitarWizard

Let's see....in the past week... Full Dura...

Let's see....in the past week...

Full Dura Ace 9000 mech groupset
Hed Belgium C2 clincher wheels w/ Chris King hubs, DT Rev 14/17 spokes, brass nipples
Enough tools to almost open a bike shop...
Forum: Foo
02-23-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3,568
Views: 277,796
Posted By GuitarWizard

506122 Boston Marathon Bombing - location of...

506122

Boston Marathon Bombing - location of the second bomb (I was in between the two when they went off)
02-23-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13,699
Views: 703,915
Posted By GuitarWizard

Currently sitting in bed drinking a beer, nursing...

Currently sitting in bed drinking a beer, nursing a cold.
02-23-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,028
Posted By GuitarWizard

Several years back when I would ride centuries on...

Several years back when I would ride centuries on a whim for fun (I think I did 9 of them in the summer of 2010), I found that my body felt great up to the distance I was used to. I could jump off...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,757
Posted By GuitarWizard

The dumbest (or most awesome, depending on how...

The dumbest (or most awesome, depending on how you look at it) thing I did as a new rider was back when I was 14 years old (around 1988).....did my first 100+ mile ride, with basically zero training...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,672
Posted By GuitarWizard

Pretty much what I was thinking

Pretty much what I was thinking
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,539
Posted By GuitarWizard

Yeah, I have a pair of those in shorts (not bibs,...

Yeah, I have a pair of those in shorts (not bibs, which should make the other guy cream his bike shorts with joy)....they're actually not bad and the chamois is really comfy, but I find the PI stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By GuitarWizard

Buy whichever bike fits you better (ask if you...

Buy whichever bike fits you better (ask if you can get a basic bike fitting done with your purchase) with minimal swapping of components.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,539
Posted By GuitarWizard

Well, I can see BikeForums hasn't changed much in...

Well, I can see BikeForums hasn't changed much in the few years I haven't been on.

Assos bibs are fine to throw into the washing machine, even with regular detergent. This is how I wash all of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,628
Posted By GuitarWizard

Depends on the terrain, really......when you have...

Depends on the terrain, really......when you have more gradual transitions, it's easier to find and stay in a rhythm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,927
Posted By GuitarWizard

Hell, I logged in to post just because of...

Hell, I logged in to post just because of this.....can't wait to see pics (edit: of it built up)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,905
Posted By GuitarWizard

Do three weeks of LT intervals (20 min x 3) a...

Do three weeks of LT intervals (20 min x 3) a couple times a week, which'll improve your cruising speed....this is assuming you already have a decent amount of base fitness to work with. Then a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By GuitarWizard

Nah, it was black...I think it was the hoods. ...

Nah, it was black...I think it was the hoods. Either way, brake cleaner FTW....sprayed the hell out of it, and then re-lubed it. Replaced w/ Dura Ace cables, and ordered a new set of hoods.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-10, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,735
Posted By GuitarWizard

I drank a Pepsi at around mile 100 of a 114 mile...

I drank a Pepsi at around mile 100 of a 114 mile ride, and it was like drinking jet fuel.

Oreos don't really do much for me. I can eat an entire package in a day, and the only thing I feel the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By GuitarWizard

Heh.....yeah, I do sweat a bit on occasion :). I...

Heh.....yeah, I do sweat a bit on occasion :). I think I'm gonna bring it to a shop tomorrow and see if they can do anything.....it's been awhile, and I forget if the SRAM crap is repairable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 08:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By GuitarWizard

I've done 3 rides over 100 miles in June (104,...

I've done 3 rides over 100 miles in June (104, 130, and 114 miles), and fitness-wise, if you can easily do 100 miles (I never ride hard on long rides), then do a few rides in the 130-150 mile range...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By GuitarWizard

Nah, it's barely been washed :)

Nah, it's barely been washed :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By GuitarWizard

SRAM brifters - disintegrate?

Well, it's been awhile since I've been on here, but this is a new one on me.....anyone have issues with SRAM shifters seemingly starting to disintegrate on the inside? It's hard to tell if it's part...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,377
Posted By GuitarWizard

Coldest I've ridden in is 0 degrees....most...

Coldest I've ridden in is 0 degrees....most interesting conditions I've ridden in was getting caught out in a snow storm halfway through a 35 mile ride, and it got dark (had my lights with me). That...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By GuitarWizard

The deer wasn't quite fast enough, as I hit its'...

The deer wasn't quite fast enough, as I hit its' rear hoof (it ran across the highway; was at night) which resulted in about 150-200 feet of pavement surfing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By GuitarWizard

Well, it's been awhile.....

....since I've frequented BikeForums. Looks like some things never change :). Anyway.....

I was in a motorcycle accident back in August 2008 (hit a deer at 75 mph), and it turns out I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,900
Posted By GuitarWizard

Ah, memories

Ah, memories
Forum: Southwest
06-27-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By GuitarWizard

I'll agree on the lousy weather part. The other...

I'll agree on the lousy weather part. The other two...not so much. At least if there are, we haven't made the national news about it. Crappy roads though, definitely; I think they last paved the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,834
Posted By GuitarWizard

I miss RouteSlip.....with MapMyRide, the...

I miss RouteSlip.....with MapMyRide, the climbing/vertical gain/gradient info is grossly inaccurate. Like, they shouldn't even bother including it as a "feature" inaccurate....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,716
Posted By GuitarWizard

This is just one reason why I like zero float :)

This is just one reason why I like zero float :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,716
Posted By GuitarWizard

I did that in a sprint at around 34 mph...

I did that in a sprint at around 34 mph before....foot came out, hit the pavement (still have the black scuffs on the shoes like 3 years later), did some top-tube surfing, but kept it upright. Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By GuitarWizard

I beg to differ in that RI has the worst drivers...

I beg to differ in that RI has the worst drivers in the country. Oh, and the worst roads to go along with that as well. I'm going to need to get a full suspension road bike or something soon as I...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,568
Posted By GuitarWizard

Yeah, he would need to put it down on a job...

Yeah, he would need to put it down on a job application...."I got arrested for riding my bike on the sidewalk".....

Now there's a real threat to society; someone better think twice about hiring...
Forum: Southwest
05-21-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By GuitarWizard

**Possible relocation to Phoenix**

Hey guys......I have a potential job offer to relocate to Phoenix, and have a few questions/concerns that I was hoping you could help me with :)

1. I've heard some stuff about the "kidnappings"...
04-19-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,982
Posted By GuitarWizard

My 50x36 with an 11-26 has worked out pretty well...

My 50x36 with an 11-26 has worked out pretty well in both fast group rides, races, and general training rides. I'm not sure if you're familiar with New England roads, but some tend to have a 'lil...
09-27-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,659
Posted By GuitarWizard

Wtf?

Wtf?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,528
Posted By GuitarWizard

+1 Motorcycles as well. Oftentimes my...

+1

Motorcycles as well. Oftentimes my motorcycle would not trip the light.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,301
Posted By GuitarWizard

Nah, just frame sliders (I think that helped...

Nah, just frame sliders (I think that helped improve the sliding distance of the motorcycle actually), and lowering links.

My shoulder is still sore. Getting the itch to get back on my road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,301
Posted By GuitarWizard

I had a 2004 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Helmets are...

I had a 2004 Suzuki V-Strom 650

Helmets are only good for one crash. I will be replacing it whenever I happen to get another bike....which, unless I win the lottery, isn't anytime soon.
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