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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,711
Posted By CAAD5AL

My parents filed a homeowners claim - USAA is...

My parents filed a homeowners claim - USAA is (was anyway) pretty liberal with that sort of thing on their homeowner's policies. I wound up with total replacement value on the bike and then bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,711
Posted By CAAD5AL

I was about 15, had raced for a year, and thought...

I was about 15, had raced for a year, and thought I really knew my stuff. Then I came around a corner too fast and crossed into the other lane and wound up laying it down and sliding basically...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,832
Posted By CAAD5AL

Yes :) One should never post after a four-beer...

Yes :) One should never post after a four-beer dinner meeting, I'm not even sure how I got on that kick!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,832
Posted By CAAD5AL

As long as I've been into it, which is going on...

As long as I've been into it, which is going on 30 years, road cycling has always drawn in a fringe element of very insecure people who seem to have some greater axe to grind. They've always been a...
09-22-08, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By CAAD5AL

:lol:. . . well, I haven't done the Tour De PC,...

:lol:. . . well, I haven't done the Tour De PC, but the Moab ride is definitely worthwhile. Kind of a slim turnout this year, but I'll definitely put it on my must-do list from now on. I honestly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,314
Posted By CAAD5AL

<5 minutes. Longer if it's a stranger's wheel ....

<5 minutes. Longer if it's a stranger's wheel . . . and she's cute.
09-22-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By CAAD5AL

Well that was just a great ride - the summit and...

Well that was just a great ride - the summit and descent were unbelievably beautiful!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By CAAD5AL

I've been riding the GP4000s for the past few...

I've been riding the GP4000s for the past few weeks and I"m pretty happy with them so far, but I have to say they're not as quite as smooth riding as a traditional tubular. They mount up incredibly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By CAAD5AL

Beautiful bike man, I love a Ridley!

Beautiful bike man, I love a Ridley!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 12:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,818
Posted By CAAD5AL

53-11 was actually a pretty okay guy, name aside...

53-11 was actually a pretty okay guy, name aside . . . one of my favorites really. Euro on the other hand kinda ruined the forum for me for a while. I had to give it up or risk headbutting my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,487
Posted By CAAD5AL

Personally, I have no problem buying on line vs...

Personally, I have no problem buying on line vs local. For the most part shops around here either don't have what I need, or are staffed by arrogant college kids who've ridden and maybe raced a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-08, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By CAAD5AL

You're going to love it - I just built up a 585...

You're going to love it - I just built up a 585 Ultra and continue to be amazed every time I ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,089
Posted By CAAD5AL

I think he was referring to the non-sequitur of...

I think he was referring to the non-sequitur of "LeMond didn't have dimpled gear, therefore it's not any faster," not the general sentiment that dimples are marketing BS.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,710
Posted By CAAD5AL

Maybe he likes to take his bikes off really sweet...

Maybe he likes to take his bikes off really sweet jumps . . . :)
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,710
Posted By CAAD5AL

How about "Stapes?"

How about "Stapes?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,861
Posted By CAAD5AL

Congratulations on having it behind you - I went...

Congratulations on having it behind you - I went through it about 5 years ago, and there's no doubt it's one of the toughest things a guy can experience. I pedalled my legs off through the whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,328
Posted By CAAD5AL

Somebody made an electronic front derailleur for...

Somebody made an electronic front derailleur for mountain bikes back in the 80s. I can't remember who it was, but I remember checking it out on a Nishiki at Rim Cyclery in about 1987 and thinking it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By CAAD5AL

What bike are these going on?

What bike are these going on?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,357
Posted By CAAD5AL

I'd Fred Flintstone it until I could somehow lay...

I'd Fred Flintstone it until I could somehow lay the bike down and try to get on top of it . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 11:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,357
Posted By CAAD5AL

Increase your Paxil to 50mg ;)

Increase your Paxil to 50mg ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,378
Posted By CAAD5AL

I'd say it's definitely noteworthy as an end of...

I'd say it's definitely noteworthy as an end of an era. Not a bad thing, really, but definitely worth noting. Kind of like when the NYT started printing color photos . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,291
Posted By CAAD5AL

Name: Marty's Reliable Cycle Location: Randolph...

Name: Marty's Reliable Cycle
Location: Randolph NJ (and Morristown as I recall)
Comments: Classic LBS, always helpful and great stuff!

Name: Georges
Location: Boise ID
Comments: Haven't been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By CAAD5AL

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English...

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

irregardless

SYLLABICATION: ir·re·gard·less
PRONUNCIATION: r-gärdls
ADVERB: Nonstandard Regardless....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By CAAD5AL

Worth repeating . . . be sure to visually inspect...

Worth repeating . . . be sure to visually inspect the cassette you're removing, and more importantly measure your chain for wear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,758
Posted By CAAD5AL

Bend any spring and see how long it takes to...

Bend any spring and see how long it takes to return to where it started. A truly elastic, undamped spring will continue to oscillate rather than just returning to where it was. That's the reason cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,758
Posted By CAAD5AL

Isn't any energy that goes into deflecting the...

Isn't any energy that goes into deflecting the frame "sideways" at the bottom bracket is used up in returning the frame to where it was? When the bottom bracket is under flex, there is energy stored...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,758
Posted By CAAD5AL

Well, I'll chime in with my 1 year of college...

Well, I'll chime in with my 1 year of college physics (and say "I can't do the math,") but there's no question that a stiffer frame is more responsive to your effort than one that truly flexes. Of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By CAAD5AL

I've ridden conti's longer than I can remember,...

I've ridden conti's longer than I can remember, but I demoed a bike about a month ago with a 25mm Vit and was pretty amazed by how buttery they where. I may be convert . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,036
Posted By CAAD5AL

Outstanding! One of my favorite places to ride ....

Outstanding! One of my favorite places to ride . . . and you managed to capture it without any ATV-hauling rednecks trying to run you over in their F350s, which ain't easy in that neck o' the woods :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,926
Posted By CAAD5AL

You know, I follow you to a point. I have a...

You know, I follow you to a point. I have a lifelong love of all things bicycle, and I can actually truly appreciate the relaxed geometry and fit and all the rest that go along with some of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,926
Posted By CAAD5AL

Deep down, ABH really does like people and the...

Deep down, ABH really does like people and the world around him . . . this whole bitter thing is just a ruse. ;)

Inflammatory tripe and childish name-calling aside, I'm not sure I'm understanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By CAAD5AL

if I were looking at Ultegra I'd be sure to check...

if I were looking at Ultegra I'd be sure to check out SRAM Force too - I just built up a bike for my wife with it and I was really impressed with everything about it. As said, it's a fair amount...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,926
Posted By CAAD5AL

Well that was a fun way to kill an hour in my...

Well that was a fun way to kill an hour in my hotel room :rolleyes:

I don't much mind what the guy has to say or even really how he says it. But, all I know is for me anyway, I enjoy the hell out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,666
Posted By CAAD5AL

yeah, once that rear wheel is locked you've...

yeah, once that rear wheel is locked you've pretty well hit the limit on RW stopping power - not sure adding your legs to the equation is going to change that!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,125
Posted By CAAD5AL

Priceless . . .

Priceless . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,666
Posted By CAAD5AL

Yeah man, it happens to everyone I think at one...

Yeah man, it happens to everyone I think at one time or another. I think the reason there are so many killer riders in their 40s is because a lot of them are a very rare breed of cat that never lost...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,317
Posted By CAAD5AL

Sad but perpetually true, and I honestly don't...

Sad but perpetually true, and I honestly don't know why. More than any other sport ours always seems to pull in an element of misfit, chip-on-the-shoulder dickheads who've never been good at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 12:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By CAAD5AL

I honestly don't wash mine - I just let em go and...

I honestly don't wash mine - I just let em go and stiffen up until they rot. I guess they might stink, but I've never noticed it and my wife still seems to love me. I don't get a lot of life out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,472
Posted By CAAD5AL

Weight that outside pedal, then weight that...

Weight that outside pedal, then weight that outside pedal, then . . .

Most people watch someone corner and think their weight is on the inside, or low side of the bike, because they're leaning...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By CAAD5AL

202 to 22, then make your way to the water taxi?

202 to 22, then make your way to the water taxi?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,590
Posted By CAAD5AL

It's pretty constant here, about every third ride...

It's pretty constant here, about every third ride I'd say. I'm not huge or anything, but enough of a presence that usually the wisecracks are followed by a gulp and a nervous wave when I make eye...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,533
Posted By CAAD5AL

I think you're on the right track, but if you're...

I think you're on the right track, but if you're open to suggestion (you seem to be) you could probably use a little coaching on dialing in your fit to get the most out of your bike. How are you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 01:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By CAAD5AL

I passed a guy on a popular canyon climb near me...

I passed a guy on a popular canyon climb near me last week (more a testament to his slowness than any climbing talent on my part) and as I go by and say hello he gives me a "fu**er." That's it, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 01:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,533
Posted By CAAD5AL

So this thread kind of went off the rails in the...

So this thread kind of went off the rails in the absence of pictures I think. Now that you've posted them, the bottom line is that your bars are quite high with that stem, so your drops are actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By CAAD5AL

"Like to upgrade mine crankset." Alas, thine...

"Like to upgrade mine crankset."

Alas, thine crank is fine. But to upgrade, divine. Whether tis nobler to . . . oh never mind, back to the fridge for another coldie.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By CAAD5AL

That's definitely a pretty ride down through...

That's definitely a pretty ride down through there - lots of great "on road" stuff around there too, some of the nicest riding I've ever done. I used to do a route out trough Frenchtown toward PA...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 02:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By CAAD5AL

It can be hard to diagnose knee pain in spite of...

It can be hard to diagnose knee pain in spite of what all those algorithms and heuristics will tell you, but my bet would be that you're on the right track with the limited float. Frogs would be a...
08-15-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By CAAD5AL

I'll have to check out Butterfield. Emigration...

I'll have to check out Butterfield. Emigration itself isn't very steep at all, about 5% I think, but if you go up and over and continue on to East Canyon reservoir it's just a beautiful ride with...
08-15-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,042
Posted By CAAD5AL

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. ...

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. I've never known what the % grade is of anything around here, so I didn't know what to expect - the comparison to Little Cottonwood helps a lot - I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 58,944
Posted By CAAD5AL

That's not a girl my friend, that is a...

That's not a girl my friend, that is a W-O-M-A-N!!!!!!!!! Need to go get a bandaid for my lip now . . .
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