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10-17-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By joelcool

You're crazy. Congratulations.

You're crazy.

Congratulations.
10-16-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By joelcool

Something is wrong... you already know that,...

Something is wrong... you already know that, that's why you posted. A brand new bike should not go out of adjustment regularly.

The smart people on this form will lead you in the right direction,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By joelcool

One way to find out :)

One way to find out :)
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By joelcool

+1 My little sister is in the process of...

+1

My little sister is in the process of beating breast cancer.

You've got a big battle ahead of you, and it will suck. You can beat this though.

Prayer sent.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By joelcool

That is cool, never seen anything like it. I...

That is cool, never seen anything like it.

I have no rituals.
10-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By joelcool

Road bike (love it, my go to ride and daily...

Road bike (love it, my go to ride and daily commuter)
Belt drive (crappy weather commuter)
MB (ride it to the gym or if I go off road)
Tandem

Then my wife has 2. Our garage is pretty full.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By joelcool

Running a 5000 on the front while I kill my last...

Running a 5000 on the front while I kill my last 4000 on the rear (clinchers). They are nice.
10-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,023
Posted By joelcool

Sorry, no words I can say on this forum in...

Sorry, no words I can say on this forum in response to that.
I saw a coyote on the trail this morning - less than 10' from me, and had a bit of a race with a female rider. No drafting was involved...
10-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By joelcool

Second on reporting the incident to animal...

Second on reporting the incident to animal control. If it's a repeat offender they will (hopefully) take action.

Glad you guys came out of it unscathed. Not everyone is so lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By joelcool

Wow, taking slammed to the next level! ...

Wow, taking slammed to the next level!

Congrats, enjoy!
10-08-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By joelcool

I have a 12-15 mile commute, so similar to yours....

I have a 12-15 mile commute, so similar to yours. I use a road bike that was pretty darned expensive, but I justified it by saying I deserved it. Not sure that's true, but I have no regrets. I...
09-23-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By joelcool

I wouldn't use it for anything other than yard...

I wouldn't use it for anything other than yard art.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,764
Posted By joelcool

More preaching to the choir. ...

More preaching to the choir.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,323
Posted By joelcool

Good on you. I've been helped and I've done the...

Good on you. I've been helped and I've done the helping. Call it karma or whatever, being the good person is the right thing to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By joelcool

No.

No.
09-05-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By joelcool

Saw this guy this morning on my way to work. ...

Saw this guy this morning on my way to work.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By joelcool

:thumb: Love it. Loved my old Look, kind of...

:thumb:
Love it. Loved my old Look, kind of wish I had gotten another one. It's nice to have a bike everyone else is not riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,143
Posted By joelcool

Ugh, that sucks. I'm no help but I feel bad for...

Ugh, that sucks. I'm no help but I feel bad for you. It sucks when stuff like that happens.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,938
Posted By joelcool

I had a flat yesterday and every 2-5 minutes...

I had a flat yesterday and every 2-5 minutes someone asked if I had everything I needed. Go figure.
08-23-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By joelcool

I had a bout with tube quality recently. About...

I had a bout with tube quality recently. About half the tubes I bought failed in a similar location.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,858
Posted By joelcool

I just paid $130 to ride my bike around Lake...

I just paid $130 to ride my bike around Lake Tahoe. Seems like a lot of money to go for a bike ride, but when you consider it includes a couple meals, SAG, SWAG and use permits for a couple thousand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By joelcool

Made me smile. :) Enjoy!

Made me smile. :)

Enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,281
Posted By joelcool

I use Headsweats.

I use Headsweats.
08-01-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,236
Posted By joelcool

Switched from Gatorskin 25c to GP5000 32c. Huge...

Switched from Gatorskin 25c to GP5000 32c. Huge improvement in comfort. Rolling resistance felt better, but I have nothing objective to base that on. The improvement in comfort though - wow.

We...
07-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By joelcool

Is that CF? :crash:

Is that CF? :crash:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By joelcool

Reaching a goal weight is a huge accomplishment. ...

Reaching a goal weight is a huge accomplishment. Get the one you like the best, you deserve it - you're the one who lost all that weight. Congrats!
07-09-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 904
Posted By joelcool

Calves don't pump blood, the heart does. ...

Calves don't pump blood, the heart does.

Even I know that :rolleyes:
07-08-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By joelcool

My IGH bike is less efficient than my road bike,...

My IGH bike is less efficient than my road bike, but most of that is due to seating position, weight, tires, etc. They are very different bikes.
07-08-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,101
Posted By joelcool

To your initial question, I changed bikes last...

To your initial question, I changed bikes last year at the 20,000 mile mark. Not necessarily because I thought my bike would fail, but I could see a need fairly soon to put some money into it, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,753
Posted By joelcool

Nice job! :thumb:

Nice job! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By joelcool

Personally I draw the line at 105, which is...

Personally I draw the line at 105, which is pretty rare where I live. It's not so much the temperature, but if I have to stop to fix a flat or something 110+ gets somewhere between very...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,121
Posted By joelcool

Don't put me in your box.

Don't put me in your box.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,045
Posted By joelcool

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By joelcool

There's nothing wrong with you. People all over...

There's nothing wrong with you. People all over the world commute that far by bicycle. I do 30 mi round trip, 44 is absolutely doable.
06-06-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,982
Posted By joelcool

Thanks for this thread, now I know what a head...

Thanks for this thread, now I know what a head badge is.
06-04-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By joelcool

Rim brakes vs. disc has been bantered endlessly,...

Rim brakes vs. disc has been bantered endlessly, and there is no right answer. Well maybe both brake types are right.

I'm pretty sure bicycles are typically not a good investment - kinda like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By joelcool

:troll: This thread is worthless without pics!

:troll: This thread is worthless without pics!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By joelcool

Nice Trek! My input is only my experience. I...

Nice Trek!
My input is only my experience. I have a Priority 8 (no longer made), but it's a belt drive commuter. I suspect it's a bit heavier than your Trek, but has flat bars and disc brakes like...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,582
Posted By joelcool

Yes. Folsom, CA. I mostly ride on dedicated...

Yes.

Folsom, CA. I mostly ride on dedicated bike trails 2 minutes from my house that take me within a block of work. I can get most places I want to without even being on the same pavement as...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,564
Posted By joelcool

Looking for an opportunity to post this... not...

Looking for an opportunity to post this... not from the UK and not very applicable to your situation but......
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,045
Posted By joelcool

My experience is flats come in waves. I have 700...

My experience is flats come in waves. I have 700 x 25 tires on my road bike, 700 x 32 on my rain bike (I guess neither one is a "balloon" tire). I do so many more miles on my road bike I can't...
05-23-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,545
Posted By joelcool

**This brought to you by the Beer, Wine and...

**This brought to you by the Beer, Wine and Spirit Association.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,701
Posted By joelcool

Well speaking for myself, I'm sure if you pressed...

Well speaking for myself, I'm sure if you pressed my boss it was just as meaningful for him that I made it to work today as it was that I made it to work on Friday.
05-17-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By joelcool

It's Friday, so yeah, I biked to work :) Picked...

It's Friday, so yeah, I biked to work :)
Picked up some swag socks on Tuesday from one of the May is Bike Month stands on the way to work and sported them on my commute today....
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 924
Posted By joelcool

Last year on the Oregon coast I ran across a guy...

Last year on the Oregon coast I ran across a guy on a recumbent pulling two trailers - one for the dog and one for all his stuff. I guess it worked for him, but it did not look like any fun to me. ...
05-01-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By joelcool

People used to do long rides before hr monitors...

People used to do long rides before hr monitors came along. Comfortably riding for 60 miles is not unrealistic at all. Surprisingly, all you have to do is ride longer to prepare to ride longer.
...
05-01-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,164
Posted By joelcool

I have a IGH, a Priority 8 with fenders and disc...

I have a IGH, a Priority 8 with fenders and disc brakes, and I use it for the rain or very slow social rides. I prefer my derailleur equipped bike not because it has a derailleur, but because it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By joelcool

Wow, good reminder, thanks for posting!

Wow, good reminder, thanks for posting!
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By joelcool

Is today Earth Day?

Is today Earth Day?
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,310
Posted By joelcool

The only people at work I would want to put at...

The only people at work I would want to put at ease are those who have some influence over my future employment here. Everyone else? They can think whatever they want.

My family deserves the...
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