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04-25-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,549
Posted By bmcer

Y'all been watching too much Fox news :)

Y'all been watching too much Fox news :)
04-02-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By bmcer

I need some objective means of quantifying my...

I need some objective means of quantifying my effort (power) vs heart rate and recovery times. It's important to me simply because 10 years ago I suffered an MI (97% obstruction of the left anterior...
03-04-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,892
Posted By bmcer

Some pictures say so much. This one just says,...

Some pictures say so much. This one just says, "Don't" :)
02-12-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,357
Posted By bmcer

In the park a few block from where I live, there...

In the park a few block from where I live, there are some speed bumps rumored to be part of the nearby Siskiyou range. Last May, I wasn't paying the attention I should have and hit one of these...
01-28-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,533
Posted By bmcer

My two bikes are like underwear. They're meant...

My two bikes are like underwear. They're meant to fit my body and my style. And like my underwear, they don't get loaned out.
01-09-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,799
Posted By bmcer

I'm 72. Been cycling seriously since my 30's. I...

I'm 72. Been cycling seriously since my 30's. I had a nasty crash back in May, 2020. Hit the pavement like a bushel of wet leather, and was stunned enough that I couldn't immediately pick myself up...
12-28-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,293
Posted By bmcer

Not yet. I’ve got one on the way. It’s only...

Not yet. I’ve got one on the way. It’s only slightly “downhill” as it is and doesn’t bother me much.
12-27-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,293
Posted By bmcer

My current set up. I'm pretty pleased with it....

My current set up. I'm pretty pleased with it. Nowhere near as much fun as outdoor riding, but it'll keep me from loosing too much over the winter....
12-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By bmcer

Thanks for the input. Seems the sensors on one...

Thanks for the input. Seems the sensors on one bike hadn’t gone completely asleep before I got on the rollers with the other one. That seemed to confuse my 1030 enough to make it reluctant to connect...
12-13-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,135
Posted By bmcer

You guys clearly have way too much time on your...

You guys clearly have way too much time on your hands. I understand. I really do. Between covid and generalized craziness, a certain level of cabin fever is understandable. But why not fill the time...
12-08-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,562
Posted By bmcer

Just my personal experience, but it may be...

Just my personal experience, but it may be helpful to your decision making process. When we moved North almost 2 years ago, it became clear I was going to be doing a lot more indoor training than was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,365
Posted By bmcer

It's a common failing of enginerd types like...

It's a common failing of enginerd types like myself that we lack the "vision" to favor fantasy over fact. Makes us really annoying to the marketing type who live on wishful thinking.
10-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By bmcer

I finally received the short Di2 cable I needed...

I finally received the short Di2 cable I needed to install the WU111 yesterday afternoon, and the installation itself was a piece of cake. Put it inline between the B junction and the battery. Loaded...
10-05-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,812
Posted By bmcer

Sorry for the typo. 2020 indeed. Just passing...

Sorry for the typo. 2020 indeed. Just passing along what I've been told in live phone conversation.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By bmcer

The Campy bike is full Record, including a 12-29...

The Campy bike is full Record, including a 12-29 Record cassette. Don't get me wrong. I love that bike. The problem I have with it is there's no clear path to the lower gearing I'm looking for...
10-01-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,025
Posted By bmcer

I wonder how many of us in the 60 - 80...

I wonder how many of us in the 60 - 80 demographic would admit to their age anywhere else. The majority of the riders that show up for local weekend rides up here are in the 20 - 40 bracket, and most...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By bmcer

Just completed the exact same conversion. It left...

Just completed the exact same conversion. It left me with one hydraulic line going to the rear brake through the frame, one hydraulic line to the front brake via a fork leg and one Di2 wire going...
09-28-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By bmcer

One word.. Prostate. Did you know that apart from...

One word.. Prostate. Did you know that apart from dogs, human are the only mammalian species that sport one? And they are such a bother. If you're of a certain age, you just might be experience one...
09-16-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By bmcer

Koyote, Thanks for the explanation. That...

Koyote,

Thanks for the explanation. That clears up many of the details I was wondering about.
09-13-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,449
Posted By bmcer

The AQI here in the Rogue Valley is much better...

The AQI here in the Rogue Valley is much better today. Down to ~300. Yeah, that's right, 300. Yesterday it was 590+. So... still not riding or doing much of anything outdoors. At this point, even...
09-11-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,449
Posted By bmcer

Right now, the AQI here (Grants Pass, OR) stands...

Right now, the AQI here (Grants Pass, OR) stands at 532. No way am I spending anymore time outdoors than absolutely necessary. Even indoor, my eyes are watering and I'm sneezing frequently. We've got...
08-19-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By bmcer

Well the replacement PCB board finally arrived...

Well the replacement PCB board finally arrived here yesterday. Almost 4 weeks after bring the issue to Kinetic's attention. It's not possible for me to determine who is responsible for the shipping...
08-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,058
Posted By bmcer

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't...

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't regard my bikes as investments. You can buy light bulbs with more life expectancy than I have, so resale value is meaningless to me. Furthermore, I'm...
08-14-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,058
Posted By bmcer

Beware! An old fart with an opinion is a...

Beware! An old fart with an opinion is a dangerous thing. And please, experienced maybe, but intelligent? Man, you need to talk to my wife. She'll tell ya marrying her was the last intelligent thing...
08-13-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,976
Posted By bmcer

It's kinda like getting an STD off a toilet...

It's kinda like getting an STD off a toilet seat.... Within the realm of possibility I supose, but it'd be damned uncomfortable.
08-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,058
Posted By bmcer

Capt_Velo, me niether, but... Barakah, ...

Capt_Velo, me niether, but...

Barakah,

The short version is I bought a Canyon Endurance CF SL 8.0. Essentially the same bike as the Ultimate with a geometry better suited to a more upright...
08-12-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,058
Posted By bmcer

No worries... Here's the full text. First...

No worries... Here's the full text.

First things first. I am NO expert. I'm not even particularly smart. But at age 72, I'd have to be really stupid not to have learned a lesson or two in that...
08-12-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,058
Posted By bmcer

PM sent

PM sent
08-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,058
Posted By bmcer

Whether one particular bike "rides better" than...

Whether one particular bike "rides better" than another depends entirely on your tastes and your expectations. At the price point we're discussing, I doubt you'll find many truly "bad" bikes. OTOH,...
07-27-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By bmcer

Things are a unstable everywhere these days...

Things are a unstable everywhere these days between politics and disease, and I understand the toll it takes. I did get a timely response to the email I sent with the invoice and the pic of the power...
07-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By bmcer

So far, this hasn't been a stellar customer...

So far, this hasn't been a stellar customer service experience. Kurt's customer service phone has been off line for several days now, and the email response I did get requested a copy of the receipt...
07-23-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,868
Posted By bmcer

I'm no straight arrow. I have indulged in just...

I'm no straight arrow. I have indulged in just about every vice the OP mentions at one time or another in my life. But the bike has always been a constant for me. It kept me sane (sorta), it...
07-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,157
Posted By bmcer

As promised, a picture of the new bike. So far,...

As promised, a picture of the new bike. So far, I've only taken her out for a check-out ride to make sure everything was in order and functioning as expected. Didn't cover more than a 7 miles, but it...
07-18-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,157
Posted By bmcer

Just thought I'd let y'all know my new Canyon...

Just thought I'd let y'all know my new Canyon arrived yesterday. Only took 2 days to ship and 4 more to get here. The wait was made more aggravating than it should have been because the tracking...
07-16-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,157
Posted By bmcer

Wow! This thread went much farther afield than...

Wow! This thread went much farther afield than I'd anticipated. Learned a lot in the process. Thanx. In any case, my choice has been made, and if Fedex ever gets their fecal material organized, I...
07-13-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,157
Posted By bmcer

Obviously y'all have put some thought into your...

Obviously y'all have put some thought into your responses. Appreciate that. But I think I owe you guys an apology. The disc brakes on the Canyon I've been looking at are really only one aspect of it...
07-11-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 8,157
Posted By bmcer

Again, thank you all for your input. Truth be...

Again, thank you all for your input. Truth be told, there's more to my decision-making process than discs vs rims. I can't deny some of this is plain old "want a new toy" syndrome, but there are some...
07-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By bmcer

Have you thought of trying the Velocity Veloplugs...

Have you thought of trying the Velocity Veloplugs rim plugs? If it's a double walled rim, they work nicely.
https://www.amazon.com/Velocity-Veloplugs-Rim-Plugs-Bag/dp/B07BQBSDYF
06-30-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,825
Posted By bmcer

I sat down and measured by feet for length. The...

I sat down and measured by feet for length. The bunged up right foot was 278 mm. The normal left foot is 288 mm. The cx238's I got are size 46. The good foot feels about spot on for length with a...
06-30-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,825
Posted By bmcer

Got up early this AM and molded the heel cups of...

Got up early this AM and molded the heel cups of the new LAKES according to the instructions. Worked beautifully. The heals were just a tad wide, but a few minutes in the oven and a bit of pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,370,719
Posted By bmcer

Just got a pair of Lake CX238 shoes last week....

Just got a pair of Lake CX238 shoes last week. I've got "problem" feet with a large bunion on the right foot causing a marked difference in foot width between the two. It's always been a compromise...
06-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,825
Posted By bmcer

Thought I'd post an update. The shop down in...

Thought I'd post an update. The shop down in Jacksonville called me Saturday to tell me the size 46 Lake CX238's that they ordered for me came in. Couldn't get free to drive down there until...
06-27-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,614
Posted By bmcer

Years ago while I was living in Chico, CA, I got...

Years ago while I was living in Chico, CA, I got a demonstration of just how aggressive red shoulder black birds can be. I was riding down River road which has many thickets of black berry and cat...
06-09-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,374
Posted By bmcer

The only problem I see with integrated sensors is...

The only problem I see with integrated sensors is they'd lock you into a particular set of components or at least the same product line. What if you chose to use a different crank set or change...
06-03-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By bmcer

I was taught to build wheels using The techniques...

I was taught to build wheels using The techniques described by Roger Musson. That pretty much agrees with what's been said. With the rim on my lap, valve hole away from me, if the first spoke hole to...
04-18-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By bmcer

Follow up; Just took delivery on a little hot rod...

Follow up; Just took delivery on a little hot rod of a gaming laptop with a far more capable Nvidia graphics board installed. I got Zwift running on that box, and the difference is quite impressive....
04-16-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By bmcer

Be careful with that power cable connection. My...

Be careful with that power cable connection. My first Kinetic smart control unit just died after a couple weeks use. No green flashing LED, no sounds indicating it was booting itself up. So I called...
04-14-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By bmcer

Make sure you use the trainer as your power...

Make sure you use the trainer as your power sensor. I found out the hard way that if you connect to so me other power meter, Zwift doesn't send resistance changing signals to the trainer.
04-03-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,923
Posted By bmcer

I finally figured out why my Zwift/Kinetc smart...

I finally figured out why my Zwift/Kinetc smart control set up was not adjusting resistance in coordination with climbing/descending in Zwift. Turns out it was pilot error, or more correctly operator...
04-02-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,340
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 496,999
Posted By bmcer

So the local Albertson's decided to offer...

So the local Albertson's decided to offer "seniors only" hours from 7 to 90 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. So I headed over there this morning only to be told to come back "when you're old enough" by the...
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