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12-26-17, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By WingSuit

Backcountry.com

Backcountry.com
12-24-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,568
Posted By WingSuit

If a particular retailer, on line or otherwise,...

If a particular retailer, on line or otherwise, does something to warrant criticism then so be it, military affiliated or not. However, broad stroke criticism of companies operated by veterans, or...
12-22-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,925
Posted By WingSuit

Anyone over 50 who is riding or otherwise working...

Anyone over 50 who is riding or otherwise working out should take the easy proactive approach to shoulder maintenance. It involves some light (under 5 pound) weights and one of those rubber band...
12-20-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,861
Posted By WingSuit

Try a little easy gym time, stretch and...

Try a little easy gym time, stretch and strength.. very easy slow progression. Also how’s about a mtb with a sloping top tube and a dropper post. Just slide the seat down to mount and dismount.
12-16-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,457
Posted By WingSuit

Get a dropper post

The rougher the terrain, the higher your perceived height off the ground is. Dropper posts are the standard here.
10-15-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,623
Posted By WingSuit

I used to scoff at those who used mirrors, being...

I used to scoff at those who used mirrors, being able to just glance over my shoulder and check traffic. As my neck got older and less flexible, I used a combination of listening and glancing as...
09-28-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,485
Posted By WingSuit

I have the definitive answer. While you’re...

I have the definitive answer. While you’re “peddling”, she is pedaling.
09-11-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,711
Posted By WingSuit

My cholesterol has always been high, like 240 to...

My cholesterol has always been high, like 240 to 260 but with high good cholesterol. A few years ago, I started simvistatin. Got my total cholesterol down to 180. However, gradually I noticed a...
01-11-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By WingSuit

keep riding and keep posting.

keep riding and keep posting.
01-09-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,453
Posted By WingSuit

\\ ditto for the Five tens. get yourself...

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ditto for the Five tens. get yourself some
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,657
Posted By WingSuit

when my hair fell out I didn't want people to see...

when my hair fell out I didn't want people to see my bald spot. which is a really long time ago. weirdly, a couple years ago I got ready for a warm weather ride and put my sun cap on, which i wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By WingSuit

"can't we all just get along?" - the late Rodney...

"can't we all just get along?" - the late Rodney King.

One thing that bugs me about this forum is the frequent lack of civility. Unencumbered by manners, are some. some are downright combative,...
01-08-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By WingSuit

I am it sure I could walk up a 40 per cent grade....

I am it sure I could walk up a 40 per cent grade. If I let go would i fall to the bottom? maybe its time for a thread to define grades/slope again ...

as for cruising on the flats, big ring for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By WingSuit

Ok. I will send it to you and you can just send...

Ok. I will send it to you and you can just send me the cost after you receive it. I will message you with my email address and you can email your mailing address.
01-06-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,028
Posted By WingSuit

I just got a 2013 Jake the Snake, and my BB30...

I just got a 2013 Jake the Snake, and my BB30 wouldnt work. Needs a press fit. Its all cheap though, esp compared to the costof the frameset.
Forum: Touring
01-06-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By WingSuit

That whole one speed thing is fine til a big lion...

That whole one speed thing is fine til a big lion starts chasing you!
01-06-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,618
Posted By WingSuit

Its poor form, isnt it?

Its poor form, isnt it?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 06:37 PM
01-06-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,413
Posted By WingSuit

Hawk Owl said that his knees were "coming in",...

Hawk Owl said that his knees were "coming in", which I understand to be dipping in towards the bike when pedaling. The arch supports would prevent this, by keeping your feet from pronating inwards...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,747
Posted By WingSuit

you hit the nail on the head - I wouldn't mind...

you hit the nail on the head - I wouldn't mind having one of these inexpensive, heavy steel bikes with bar end shifters. there is something about them that is appealing. and i dont even tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,352
Posted By WingSuit

I exerted enormous wattage once. In a dream. as...

I exerted enormous wattage once. In a dream. as for carbon bars, who cares if they are dangerous, they look cool as hell ....
01-06-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,618
Posted By WingSuit

just 'cause the majority of respondents use...

just 'cause the majority of respondents use mirrors doesn't mean the majority of roadies use mirrors. probably, the over 50 set is more likely to use one. I personally don't use one. I rely on...
Forum: Touring
01-05-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,604
Posted By WingSuit

If you are asking me, my answer is "I dont know."...

If you are asking me, my answer is "I dont know." I ran them with an FSA Gossamer double road compact 46-34.
Forum: Touring
01-04-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By WingSuit

What would Moab be like in Feb? Too cold?

What would Moab be like in Feb? Too cold?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingSuit

A friend of mine fell while trying out some...

A friend of mine fell while trying out some rollers at a bike shop and got a big gash on his head from the corner of a shelf. He should have also worn a paper bag on his head.
Forum: Touring
01-04-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,604
Posted By WingSuit

Dont know 'bout SRAM, but the non-Dynasis Shimano...

Dont know 'bout SRAM, but the non-Dynasis Shimano derailleurs work with 105 STI brifters. An LX R/D (labeled as 9 sp) works well with a 12-36 cassette (10 speeds) and 105 brifters. The new Dynasis...
Forum: Touring
01-04-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,123
Posted By WingSuit

I was rather enjoying this thread, until our...

I was rather enjoying this thread, until our "friend" from Victoria had to chime in with his version of political commentary. I found the OP to be eloquent, and his posts to be very well written. ...
Forum: Touring
12-31-12, 11:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,377
Posted By WingSuit

Why dont you do a little research, you might be...

Why dont you do a little research, you might be surprised by the facts. Good luck to you, you'll need it
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,123
Posted By WingSuit

were all those illnesses one at a time? how in...

were all those illnesses one at a time? how in the world did you ride at all? hope you are better for 2013
Forum: Touring
12-31-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,377
Posted By WingSuit

It only takes 20 to 30 minutes of sun on your...

It only takes 20 to 30 minutes of sun on your face to get enough or vitamin D production, for "normal" people. If you have a lab tested vitamin D definciency, you need to take a D-3 supplement,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,123
Posted By WingSuit

342 days. you are the man

342 days. you are the man
Forum: Touring
12-30-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,377
Posted By WingSuit

Even though I live at 49 degrees north, and what...

Even though I live at 49 degrees north, and what sun there is comes at an angle, i use those white sun sleeves that look like arm warmers, and a cycling specific skull cap, also white to protect my...
12-30-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By WingSuit

I'm with you. Sometimes a topic can pique folks'...

I'm with you. Sometimes a topic can pique folks' interest later, and there is nothing wrong with reviving it. If people dont like it, they should just move on rather than cluttering the thread.
12-30-12, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By WingSuit

hmmm ... 4 miles? I would walk or run to work...

hmmm ... 4 miles? I would walk or run to work then ride later for workouts. save you a lot of worry. there ain't no way I'd leave any bike locked up outside over night in DC, or any other city for...
12-30-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By WingSuit

had our first hard frost here in Bellingham, WA...

had our first hard frost here in Bellingham, WA last night. finally quit raining long enough to bundle up and get the road bike out today. my 'cross bike has an inch if mud on it.
12-30-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By WingSuit

recently replaced both my Sidi road and MTB shoes...

recently replaced both my Sidi road and MTB shoes with Giros. man those things are comfy ... at 1/3 the price of Sidis.
12-29-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By WingSuit

they have a website that does not list dealers,...

they have a website that does not list dealers, but you can email them thru the site and ask
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,094
Posted By WingSuit

I called and asked how much my premium would go...

I called and asked how much my premium would go up if i filed a claim, and the answer was $20 a year for three years. So I got paid $3500 for a bike that I had purchased new for $2700 three years...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,094
Posted By WingSuit

If homeowners insurance only paid the depreciated...

If homeowners insurance only paid the depreciated value of goods, like one poster thinks, you'd be hurting if your house burned down. The depreciated value of clothing, furniture and other household...
12-25-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,343
Posted By WingSuit

Weirdly, cant row hurts my back. Had to sell my...

Weirdly, cant row hurts my back. Had to sell my ergo. But i can and do paddle all day. Sea kayaks. My town started a rowing club for the masses two years ago,it is really catching on. They are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,094
Posted By WingSuit

A couple years ago, my expensive MTB was stolen...

A couple years ago, my expensive MTB was stolen from my garage. I filed a homeowners claim, and much to my surprise i got replacement value, minus the $500 deductible. I got a few hundred more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,674
Posted By WingSuit

The OP can keep the bugs, humidity and summer...

The OP can keep the bugs, humidity and summer heat. I like it where I am, its 39 and pouring rain. But by June, it will be 75 and sunny. Those 9 (or is it 10) months of bad weather are worth it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By WingSuit

your reasoning ability is humorous. of course...

your reasoning ability is humorous. of course what you think works for you based on the way you "feel" would always work for everyone else. if you think stronger legs won't help you climb, so be it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,699
Posted By WingSuit

I feel very strongly both ways about all the...

I feel very strongly both ways about all the issues ....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By WingSuit

my legs are whipped just 'cause I watched this.

my legs are whipped just 'cause I watched this.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,918
Posted By WingSuit

what ever you do, make sure you get a torque...

what ever you do, make sure you get a torque wrench.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By WingSuit

I cant see how lifting weights will not help your...

I cant see how lifting weights will not help your cycling (pardon my double negative). this winter, a few sets of squats, lunges and quad extensions twp or three times a week will make your legs...
12-16-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By WingSuit

IMHO, gatorskins are like those car tires that...

IMHO, gatorskins are like those car tires that are guaranteed to last for 60,000 miles. you sacrifice in handling to get that really hard rubber compound. in my bikes and my car, I 'll go with a...
12-16-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By WingSuit

I am Scots Irish too. I am not a nitpicker, but...

I am Scots Irish too. I am not a nitpicker, but my one pet peve is this. Scotch is something you drink. Scots is something you are. we could be related, you know!
12-16-12, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,896
Posted By WingSuit

that is hard to believe most of the golfers I...

that is hard to believe most of the golfers I know, including four of my neighbors, just use golf as an excuse to drink while they are playing then again when they get done.
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