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03-28-20, 12:53 AM
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Views: 117,273
Posted By RMoudatir

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1847x1665/20200327_233104_dbad86bf055813a7f2b6dcaeaccdb315c2aa7d18.jpghaven't rode all week but on my last actual ride I did a ride starting from...
03-27-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,424
Posted By RMoudatir

In California I see cyclists running through stop...

In California I see cyclists running through stop signs in front of police cars and they don't do anything.
03-26-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By RMoudatir

there's like a good 20-30 feet of separation...

there's like a good 20-30 feet of separation though.
Edit: It's actually 50-60 feet of seperation after calculating it.
03-26-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By RMoudatir

Can you ride on the dirt paths beside train tracks?

I've been looking to do a ride from Los Angeles to Las Vegas one day and explored google maps on what routes I can possibly take. I rather ride with less traffic and on isolated roads, the dirt paths...
03-14-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,998
Posted By RMoudatir

Seems like I should have wore my merino wool base...

Seems like I should have wore my merino wool base layer. I just wore a regular cycling jersey with a soft shell jacket and regular bib shorts thinking the base layer would make things worse soaking...
03-13-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,998
Posted By RMoudatir

Riding in the rain yesterday defeated me

I hardly ride in the rain but yesterday I did a 2.5 hour ride, it was pouring pretty hard but just 55F and a few minutes into the ride my softshell jacket got soaked through and an hour later I am...
02-24-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,323
Posted By RMoudatir

From los Angeles, coldest I rode was 26 degrees...

From los Angeles, coldest I rode was 26 degrees and hottest was 105 degrees.
11-23-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,940
Posted By RMoudatir

Interesting stuff, thanks for the advice. Would I...

Interesting stuff, thanks for the advice. Would I benefit much by increasing my annual/monthly mileage? I am well on my way to 4,000 miles by the end of 2019 which is my personal best but seems like...
11-17-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,940
Posted By RMoudatir

I just realized that the group ride I went to was...

I just realized that the group ride I went to was the advanced group ride though they seemed very forgiving I would expect an advanced group ride to ride at 23 mph+. I found that there is also an...
11-17-19, 07:23 PM
11-17-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,329
Posted By RMoudatir

I heard of someone who cycled that had such a low...

I heard of someone who cycled that had such a low heart rate that that he had to monitor his heart during his sleep since it would get dangerously low and he would get on the trainer to raise it up.
11-17-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,940
Posted By RMoudatir

First time getting dropped on a group ride, hit the wall right after.

I've only been in a group ride once and it was pretty fun. The last time I've been in a group ride was since 2017. I saw a post on my local city's cycling forum about a 50 mile group ride and decided...
11-17-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,045
Posted By RMoudatir

Would using a saddle with minimum padding...

Would using a saddle with minimum padding neutralize that effect with thicker padded shorts? I use a WTB Volt Team Saddle that seems to be quite soft and have plenty of cushion and with the Sugoi...
11-17-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,045
Posted By RMoudatir

Am I the only one who doesn't have a good experience with The Black Bibs?

I just got my first pair of bib shorts after I've been using a pair of Sugoi shorts for thr last 3 years. I chose The Black Bibs Plus, I was so confident in these shorts I'd see everyone hyping them...
11-16-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

I'm never going to quit cycling cause of that...

I'm never going to quit cycling cause of that fear and will continue to but I don't know why it's like I'm running into terrible drivers at a much higher frequency in the last couple of years. I...
11-16-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By RMoudatir

Oops I meant the WTB Volt Team saddle in 142 mm...

Oops I meant the WTB Volt Team saddle in 142 mm not sure if there is any difference between them, they look so similar though. I have a 135 mm WTB Volt Race on my commuter but I noticed pressure...
11-15-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

Sometimes I don't have that spare foot to hug....

Sometimes I don't have that spare foot to hug. Once I had a truck not even moving out of the way behind me at high speed with no bike lane and cars parked all to my right but I found this space...
11-14-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

Today while I did a ride from Long Beach to...

Today while I did a ride from Long Beach to Lancaster doing a Century, I had a couple occasions too close.

First I was on a narrow road and the edge of the road had like this light concrete...
11-12-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By RMoudatir

The gravel bike I just built last September has...

The gravel bike I just built last September has Ultegra R8020 shifters with 46/30 Absolute black chain rings, XT 11-40 cassette and RX800 rear derailleur. The gearing is amazing I don't even dread...
11-12-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By RMoudatir

When I installed the saddle, I had already put it...

When I installed the saddle, I had already put it where the "Max" indicator was, though there seems to be more space to slide back I don't know if it is a safety issue, the saddle rails are made of...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 250,214
Posted By RMoudatir

Used needles and cockroaches

Used needles and cockroaches
11-12-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

I know there was a quote by a guy who MTBs saying...

I know there was a quote by a guy who MTBs saying something like "I rather die from my mistake than from someone else's."
11-12-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By RMoudatir

Rebuilding road bike, mixing MTB components with 11 speed road?

So I have this 2014 Fuji Sportif 1.4 disc I got second hand for a steal and I have already put in almost 5k miles into it and I want to completely overhaul it. All the parts are worn out and the...
11-10-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By RMoudatir

Sadly I had my Specialized Allez stolen in June...

Sadly I had my Specialized Allez stolen in June 2018. It was a 56 cm frame which seemed too big for my size but I never really felt comfortable on the stock saddle till I put a WTB volt which felt...
11-09-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By RMoudatir

Do I need a bike fit or a new saddle? Discomfort between glutes and hamstrings.

I recently built an Otso Warakin gravel bike with a WTB volt saddle since 2 months ago. I don't know much about all my measurements but I am 5'8 and I got a 54 cm frame set, I had my sit bones...
11-08-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By RMoudatir

What's wrong with my XT M8000 pedals? Disconnecting from sh, bolt stripped so easily.

I built a gravel bike last September and installed brand new XT M8000 pedals on it. At first I didn't change the cleats on my shoes that had the SH-51 cleats that came with the M520 pedals on my...
11-08-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By RMoudatir

Thanks! I didn't know you had to go through a...

Thanks! I didn't know you had to go through a lottery to qualify. I just found out about the race, it seemed brutal and epic especially the 200 miler one. I was also considering building a...
11-07-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

Not sure how I attacked you, if you got offended...

Not sure how I attacked you, if you got offended from me "accusing" you must have ice in your veins idk what to say then. I said it as a compliment cause I actually wish I could have the courage you...
11-07-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By RMoudatir

I built a gravel bike piece by piece, it's off an...

I built a gravel bike piece by piece, it's off an Otso Warakin frame set. It's running an 11-40t cassette with a 46/30 crank set using the RX800 rear derailleur. I built the bike for versatility but...
11-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By RMoudatir

Should I buy a 700c wheel set in addition to my 650B wheel set or another 650B

I just built a gravel bike a couple months ago and it comes with 650B 47mm WTB Byways. I wonder if it would be worth it to buy a 700c wheel set with 25/28 mm tires for a more efficient set up on...
11-07-19, 03:32 PM
11-07-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

First of all you claim that my experiences were...

First of all you claim that my experiences were exaggerated from perception. I work as a bicycle courier and had so many occurrences in that I had to hit the brakes or swerve out of the way because...
11-07-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

You sound like you must have ice in your veins I...

You sound like you must have ice in your veins I envy you for having no fear lol. But to compare the odds of being hit by lightning with being ran over seems way off. A friend of mine was ran over in...
11-07-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

It's like when I'm in the more crowded dense...

It's like when I'm in the more crowded dense roads, I feel quite comfortable and don't even think about it much, but when I'm in a situation where I am on a road with one lane that is empty and then...
11-07-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

I think it's redundant for city riding but I...

I think it's redundant for city riding but I thought if you are touring or bikepacking on one lane remote highways that this would be a little helpful.
11-06-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

I just remembered reading a couple years ago an...

I just remembered reading a couple years ago an article on how these people touring would get these pool noodles, attach them to the rear of the bike and that would make drivers who pass by give more...
11-01-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

It would be inevitable that I'll have to ride...

It would be inevitable that I'll have to ride through those industrialized zones if I want to go to Downtown LA or more north, if only the LA River trail didn't stop for 10 miles at an industrial...
10-31-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

I used to live in Corona and it certainly felt...

I used to live in Corona and it certainly felt more calm over there, I had the Santa ana river trial pretty close by. For me though if I want to get to a destination, such as Palos Verdes, riding...
10-31-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,887
Posted By RMoudatir

How do you deal with the fear of being ran over one day? Almost ran over a few times.

When I started cycling I was naive about safety, I never had a helmet or lights till couple of months after seriously cycling. I never really had fear of vehicles running me over during the first...
10-30-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By RMoudatir

I am not sure if I used "full gas" in the right...

I am not sure if I used "full gas" in the right context but it was almost 10 pm at a relative's place. I wanted to get home quickly and it was getting cold when I just had a jersey on so I opted to...
10-30-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By RMoudatir

I live in LA and it's reasonably flat here, I had...

I live in LA and it's reasonably flat here, I had like only 150 ft of elevation gain in 21.5 miles which is really flat so it's less impressive.
10-30-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By RMoudatir

Thank you everyone on this thread, I appreciate...

Thank you everyone on this thread, I appreciate it all, you guys made my day.
10-30-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By RMoudatir

I recently built a steel gravel bike last month,...

I recently built a steel gravel bike last month, I don't really care too much about speed, it even has wide semi knobby tires and weighs almost 30 lbs loaded with gear. I noticed that my speed has...
10-30-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By RMoudatir

It is "read it", not how you spell it but how it...

It is "read it", not how you spell it but how it sounds when pronouncing it.
10-30-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,275
Posted By RMoudatir

Confidence destroyed, humiliated for starting a thread in Red-dit cycling

I don't know where to start but I recently made a post on a ****** (starts R ends with a T, censored for some reason, pronounced "read it") forum cycling about me having difficulty getting muscle...
09-26-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,807
Posted By RMoudatir

The pink Muc off bike wash spray smells like the...

The pink Muc off bike wash spray smells like the cherry from those car freshener things you leave in the car.
08-24-19, 11:18 AM
08-24-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By RMoudatir

I first tightened the stem to 6 newton meters...

I first tightened the stem to 6 newton meters with a torque wrench and then removed the stem to take pictures of another thing that was actually just a cosmetic thing nothing bad. Before I had...
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