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07-05-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By pdlamb

Triples are so uncool, I won't even suggest...

Triples are so uncool, I won't even suggest putting an old-school MTB triple drivetrain on this bike, even though you could keep your high end and get 2-3 more gears on the low end. The cool kids...
07-04-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By cyclezen

First, you should ask in 'the old people's...

First, you should ask in 'the old people's section', so that there are no doubts...
2nd, with regards gearing - you left out important info about your Breed 30 - the gearing info. And if you haven;t...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By kirbyx

I've done several long-distance tours (600 - 2000...

I've done several long-distance tours (600 - 2000 miles) in several countries, but not Portugal. I've done lots of Spain, France (esp the southwest), Britain, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, and the US;...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By headwind15

Have you decided on how long you want to tour...

Have you decided on how long you want to tour for?
Are you a seasoned bike tourist?
I do not have ant specific numbers, but believe that A) It might be difficult to find a rental bike that would...
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Wildwood

I researched Portugal a bit. Check the weather...

I researched Portugal a bit.
Check the weather in Faro, the Algarve region. :thumb:
I have heard that the most English language city is Porto. But not a problem communicating in any city.

Really...
Forum: Touring
06-25-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By 50PlusCycling

For overseas tours I now use a folding bike....

For overseas tours I now use a folding bike. These can be folded small enough to transport easily by air or rail, and can carry your gear. There are numerous places to camp in Portugal and Spain, but...
05-12-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,740
Posted By OldTryGuy

A ride where at the SAG Stops one can enjoy the...

A ride where at the SAG Stops one can enjoy the sipping of a variety of wines older than a few months and then more sipping when ride is done. :thumb:
04-06-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By chaadster

Itís a solid pedal choice, but there might be...

Itís a solid pedal choice, but there might be other factors worth considering beyond a popularity contest...

For example, the M540 uses Shimanoís better axle system which beyond offering few...
04-05-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Elvo

Yup m520 is great - they can be a little stiff to...

Yup m520 is great - they can be a little stiff to clip in/out in the beginning so make sure you loosen the tension
04-05-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By msu2001la

M520 is a great pedal. Basically the same design...

M520 is a great pedal. Basically the same design as Shimano XT (M8100) and XTR (M9100) pedals, just a tiny bit heavier. I've used these pedals on MTB, CX, Gravel and road bikes for years.
The...
04-05-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By franswa

Ya, still good. Another one to consider is the...

Ya, still good. Another one to consider is the PD-A530 which is dual sided and has a platform on the other side. This could be good while you are getting used to clipping in and out.
04-04-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By rosefarts

I live in southern Colorado. That gives me a...

I live in southern Colorado. That gives me a pretty good mix of flat desert, alpine climbing, and rolling foothills. If my average speed gets too much above 10-12, I need to find a mountain to go...
04-04-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By Camilo

Haven't read the entire thread, and know that...

Haven't read the entire thread, and know that this has already been mentioned, but....

#1 thru #10 priorites: spare no expense or effort on finding a saddle you like! If the stock saddle is...
04-04-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By Sertsa

After getting a bike and riding again a little...

After getting a bike and riding again a little over a year ago I've bought: 1) Padded liner shorts, as they make rides more comfortable (I mainly wear standard workout clothes over them). 2) A bell...
Forum: Southeast
04-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By themp

There is a bike path(asphalt/concrete) from...

There is a bike path(asphalt/concrete) from Corolla down to the Wright Memorial. You can then do a road section on the coast side past the Wright Memorial that then hooks back into a bike path that...
04-02-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By nomadmax

In three hours per week, with the right kind of...

In three hours per week, with the right kind of training, you can become much stronger on the bike.
04-01-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By Hiro11

Impossible to recommend tires as gravel varies so...

Impossible to recommend tires as gravel varies so widely. I ride slick tires in most dry conditions (either Rene Herse or Gravelking slicks), regardless of the size of the rocks. I use Gravelking SKs...
04-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By dwmckee

Clipless pedals are almost always number one as...

Clipless pedals are almost always number one as many bikes come with no pedals or really cheap ones that are good for little else than a demo ride. Then just about every new bike comes with mediocre...
Forum: Europe
04-01-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I have experience of rural southern France, which...

I have experience of rural southern France, which in reality isn't far off (literally and figuratively, where I go, Languedoc (now Occitanie) is about 2hrs from the border w/Spain and culturally...
Forum: Europe
04-01-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Badger6

In general, cycling is a much safer pursuit in...

In general, cycling is a much safer pursuit in Europe. In general. You still have to use common sense, and YOU MUST KNOW THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LAWS! In Europe, Cyclists are expected to follow the traffic...
04-01-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By Unsled

I'm not so far behind you in age, although I've...

I'm not so far behind you in age, although I've been riding for a long time now. One recommendation I'd add is to look into getting a comfortable pair of bib shorts. Many people who ride gravel seem...
04-01-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By nomadmax

Mine will be 62 this year. I mean it, work on...

Mine will be 62 this year. I mean it, work on YOU; after that nothing else matters as much.
03-31-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,493
Posted By nathand

I bought a gravel bike two years ago, and the...

I bought a gravel bike two years ago, and the only change I made was the handlebar - the stock bars felt too wide to me, especially in the drops due to the amount of flare. I also added SPD pedals...
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By msu2001la

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country...

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country dream of having these amazing climbing routes right outside our doorsteps.
03-31-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By pbass

From Jonathan: "I live in LA, right in the middle...

From Jonathan: "I live in LA, right in the middle of hills and mountain ranges. For me to have the best off-roading, I have to ride the uphill fire roads. Great views, but going up is always a...
03-31-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By tangerineowl

Am often on the lookout for something that's more...

Am often on the lookout for something that's more like a narrow hiking trail climbing a hill, or along a creek/tributary. Well trodden animal trails sometimes, if they're rideable.
03-31-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By Hmmm

THIS! Normally I'm on packed dirt fire roads...

THIS!

Normally I'm on packed dirt fire roads or smooth packed dirt singletrack. Smooth packed singletrack is my favorite especially when covered in leaves.
03-30-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By Random11

I live in Florida, so I'm going to have to go...

I live in Florida, so I'm going to have to go with flat, but all the off-road riding I've done has had beautiful scenery, so not boring, and has the advantage of not being overrun by automobiles.
03-30-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By dwmckee

Hilly with high dense canopy of old growth and...

Hilly with high dense canopy of old growth and lots of summer shade for me. Generally trails following creek beds are most scenic and have some cool spots for a break. The flats are all paved in PA...
03-30-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By msu2001la

The gravel rides I like best would be fire roads...

The gravel rides I like best would be fire roads with long gradual climbs that have many turns on the way up and an awesome view at the top, and then a nice long rewarding fast descent after. The...
03-30-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By Noonievut

Good idea for a thread. Next time I have my...

Good idea for a thread. Next time I have my phone with me I'll snap a couple of photos of where I like to ride best.

A two minute ride from my house is one end of a multi-use trail that has the...
03-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By jonathanf2

I live in LA, right in the middle of hills and...

I live in LA, right in the middle of hills and mountain ranges. For me to have the best off-roading, I have to ride the uphill fire roads. Great views, but going up is always a grinder! I look...
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget...

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound. Beautiful scenery, lots of trails and roads, light traffic.
03-30-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By indyfabz

Plus there is the ferry to Lewes, DE. Cape...

Plus there is the ferry to Lewes, DE. Cape Henlopen State Park is a terrific place to explore by bike and is a great example of a military base repurposed for public use. Trails inside and outside...
03-30-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By FelixScout

You are looking for casual riding I'm not a huge...

You are looking for casual riding I'm not a huge fan of riding for fun on the Outer Banks of NC around Kitty Hawk/Corolla. The views are mostly houses since the oceanfront it behind a barrier sand...
03-30-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Where I live, almost all the flat and boring...

Where I live, almost all the flat and boring roads are paved. The non-paved/gravel routes are all hilly and twisty through the Canadian Shield and around lakes and rivers. My town is penned in...
03-30-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By mstateglfr

Ski areas are best with a full suspension MTB. ...

Ski areas are best with a full suspension MTB. And a full face helmet. And often some armor. But I guess you could take anything and give it a go.

As for what I prefer, since I ride 97% of my...
03-29-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,093
Posted By Mr. 66

WT_, ungenics no thank you.

WT_, ungenics no thank you.
03-29-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,093
Posted By Koyote

Google is not a source. It is a search engine.

Google is not a source. It is a search engine.
03-29-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,093
Posted By Koyote

You are the one who needs to read some history;...

You are the one who needs to read some history; that was not likely the first use of the term, which is what you were asserting.

I actually provided a source; did you?
03-29-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,093
Posted By kaos joe

Koyote, this is the one worried about rednecks. ...

Koyote, this is the one worried about rednecks.

I've always found that the more rural the venue, generally the more polite the people. It also seems to me that negative interactions are fewer...
03-29-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By Ironfish653

I'd take a look at Hilton Head, SC.. Great...

I'd take a look at Hilton Head, SC..
Great restaurants, beaches, and very bike friendly; in fact there are bike paths, trails and dedicated bike lanes covering pretty much the whole island. The...
03-29-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. Back in early June of 2018 I took Amtrak...

Heh. Back in early June of 2018 I took Amtrak from Philly up to St. Albans and rode home, making a stop in Deerfield, MA, for my 35th high school reunion. I have a friend who has a second place in...
03-29-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,045
Posted By Outrider1

There's a formula for losing weight which is...

There's a formula for losing weight which is actually quite simple...eat less, move more.
03-28-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,093
Posted By cb400bill

No gun talk on Bike Forums.

No gun talk on Bike Forums.
03-26-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,040
Posted By MarcusT

The name changes whether going uphill :mad: or...

The name changes whether going uphill :mad:
or downhill:love:
03-26-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By Iride01

Don't some of your friends get a little snarky to...

Don't some of your friends get a little snarky to lighten the conversation when you are sitting around pondering life and other things?

This really isn't any different. Take it with humor as it...
03-26-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,876
Posted By streetstomper

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03-24-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By RandomDesign

Going through the same process with my wife. ...

Going through the same process with my wife. What we ended up doing was renting a few different bikes (flat bar, road bike) for different weekends to try out so she could figure out at least what...
03-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By Speedway2

When my wife wanted to buy a Road bike (she has a...

When my wife wanted to buy a Road bike (she has a Devinci MTB bike) all I said was to get minimum 105 Groupset. She came home with a BNIB pink Colnago and was so happy she had an ear to ear grin.
...
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