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Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By redcon1

I've done Tucson in November and December 4...

I've done Tucson in November and December 4 times-- a really nice metric loop including the Saguaro NP, one attempted (& aborted) climb up Mt. Lemmon, and lots of miles on the greenway paths. The...
Forum: Texas
10-02-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By redcon1

Thanks texbiker. I'd rather avoid the bikeshare...

Thanks texbiker. I'd rather avoid the bikeshare clunkers but I've been known to rent them before, haha. Thanks for the tips on the shops and websites - I'll check them out.
Forum: Texas
10-01-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By redcon1

San Antonio Bike Rental?

I have a national meeting in San Antonio in early November, and there is one day with 11:30AM - 5PM set aside for Golf. I would much rather rent a bike and do some kind of loop to explore the area,...
08-28-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By redcon1

I rode the HH100 from 1990 - 1994 on my hardtail...

I rode the HH100 from 1990 - 1994 on my hardtail MTB, coming down with a small group from Ft. Sill. Good times. I think only one year it was below 100deg.
07-18-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,187
Posted By redcon1

This changed for me with a recent Strava update,...

This changed for me with a recent Strava update, maybe 10 days ago. My Edge Explore activities uploaded to Strava are now elevation corrected by default.
05-19-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,269
Posted By redcon1

Found on the Fifty Plus Forum today: "I was...

Found on the Fifty Plus Forum today: "I was training on the MUP with my tri-bike when a young ******bag tried to race me."
:-)
02-08-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,686
Posted By redcon1

Yessir, Southern York County, God's country...

Yessir, Southern York County, God's country :thumb:
02-08-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,686
Posted By redcon1

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/RedCon1/Dea...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/RedCon1/DeadEnd.jpg


Snapped by a riding fried a few miles from my house.
11-16-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,165
Posted By redcon1

I use an iOmount Nomad. Requires you to stick a...

I use an iOmount Nomad. Requires you to stick a thin metal disk to your phone case (I used a spare); swaps bikes with ease,
I've use it on an MTB and my road bike for navigating, and I have never...
Forum: Southwest
11-15-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By redcon1

Thanks... I tried to wander through the...

Thanks... I tried to wander through the neighborhood but ended up turning around and heading down Sabino Canyon to Tanque Verde anyhow. I had a good ride but ran out of water going up, I thought...
Forum: Southwest
11-02-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By redcon1

Tucson - Ventana Canyon to Mt Lemmon?

So I am heading back to Tucson next week and want to ride up Mt. Lemmon (at least partway http://ficdn.roadbikereview.com/images/smilies/smile.gif)

My problem is that from my hotel - Loew's...
10-13-16, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,881
Posted By redcon1

Awesome job Brandon! And big Congrats to...

Awesome job Brandon!


And big Congrats to USA rider Amber Neben, World Champion in the ITT. 8 years after her first World Championship!


A good day for the USA!
08-25-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,924
Posted By redcon1

Thinking about oredering this one... :lol: ...

Thinking about oredering this one... :lol:
http://www.active.com/Assets/Cycling/360x240/Dont+Run+Me+Over.jpg
08-18-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,266
Posted By redcon1

I believe 'On-Demand' refers to the ability to...

I believe 'On-Demand' refers to the ability to play each program (Stage) after the fact, much as on-demand content from cable providers have past episodes available for watching anytime later. But...
08-18-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,266
Posted By redcon1

You have to subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold...

You have to subscribe to the NBC Sports Gold package (now $20 for the remainder of the year, down from $30 before TdF) and watch it online.
I need to petition Comcast/Xfinity to add Universal...
08-17-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By redcon1

While not involving cycling, that is definitely...

While not involving cycling, that is definitely impressive running. I just missed him on the PCT at Mt Hood National Forest in late July. To cover that kind of terrain from Mexico to Canada at that...
07-21-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,528
Posted By redcon1

Good luck on the alternate APFT. Try to recon...

Good luck on the alternate APFT. Try to recon the course and ride it a few times before testing. Where are you stationed?
...and kudos for still wanting to contribute via reclass. Let us know how...
07-21-16, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By redcon1

www.sportRx.com (http://www.sportRx.com) has made...

www.sportRx.com (http://www.sportRx.com) has made my last 2 pairs of progressive cycling sunglasses. Be prepared to pay, LOL.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,603
Posted By redcon1

Focus has just introduced a new Endurance bike...

Focus has just introduced a new Endurance bike with Discs, the Paralane. I don't know for sure but I think this replaces the Izalco Ergoride in the lineup.

...
06-17-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 587,165
Posted By redcon1

h20xtc: Lets see a full picture of that frame!

h20xtc: Lets see a full picture of that frame!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,310
Posted By redcon1

I was on a fast group ride a few weeks ago and...

I was on a fast group ride a few weeks ago and several of us went down, one critically. I didn't know him that well, and thank God he had his roadID for the ambulance crew with his name, address,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,226
Posted By redcon1

I love this site, and keep it bookmarked for...

I love this site, and keep it bookmarked for reference. Measures difference in RR in Watts.

Bicycle Rolling Resistance | Rolling Resistance Tests (http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,987
Posted By redcon1

Every bicycle helmet I own or have owned has the...

Every bicycle helmet I own or have owned has the shell foam resting directly on pads on my head. MIPS seemed an improvement at not much additional cost.

I ponied up the extra $20 for the MIPS...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,987
Posted By redcon1

Giro Foray, MIPS for less than $85

Giro Foray, MIPS for less than $85
05-24-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,313
Posted By redcon1

Wow, glad you are relatively Rick. Similar...

Wow, glad you are relatively Rick.

Similar experience to DeceptivelySlow:
I had a crash last Wednesday evening and my friend is still in the hospital. He touched wheels with another rider, he...
05-13-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By redcon1

I use a wrench and tap with hammer also. Same...

I use a wrench and tap with hammer also. Same principal as an impact tool, breaks it loose.
05-13-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By redcon1

Good points by all and I should probably mention...

Good points by all and I should probably mention I'm the 'old guy' in the bunch, started out riding and racing rigid 26ers back in the mid 80s.
I also should have pointed out on every timed lap...
05-10-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,833
Posted By redcon1

You are definitely overthinking this. I have...

You are definitely overthinking this.
I have Claris triple on my gravel bike, and no shifting front issues compared to my other bikes/groupsets. You need to extend your fingers, not wrap the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By redcon1

Odd that they swapped the Ultegra for SRAM...

Odd that they swapped the Ultegra for SRAM Apex/Rival, and not Force which would have been same-level components.
Can't speak to the quality/performance of Apex/Rival, though.
The Easton wheelset...
05-10-16, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By redcon1

Being only 5'8" I cant shake the feeling that the...

Being only 5'8" I cant shake the feeling that the 29er is just too tall and wheels too big. Somewhat ungainly on tight twisting singletrack, not flickable like my 26" bikes at all-- but worth it on...
05-03-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,265
Posted By redcon1

Correct. My Garmin Edge devices, if paired with...

Correct. My Garmin Edge devices, if paired with a Cadence Sensor, exclude zero readings when you are not pedaling by default in the averaging. You can change the settings to include zero readings...
04-28-16, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By redcon1

Thanks for the reminder... forgot about the TdR. ...

Thanks for the reminder... forgot about the TdR. Bummer is that on my Comcast cable, BeIN Sports is not broadcast in HD.
But several other people I know don't get it at all.

btw, have you ever...
04-26-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,569
Posted By redcon1

I think that is a cool jersey and would be...

I think that is a cool jersey and would be willing to kick in some funds to ship to USA. PM me if still available.
In return, I will go through my closet and find a jersey to offer another 50+...
04-26-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,804
Posted By redcon1

I ride a Focus Izalco ErgoRide frameset, their...

I ride a Focus Izalco ErgoRide frameset, their version of comfort/endurance geometry. Taller headtube and slightly less reach than the Izalco Max/Pro race geometry, and much more comfortable for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,966
Posted By redcon1

Is that a Haiku? I think that's a Haiku!

Is that a Haiku? I think that's a Haiku!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,966
Posted By redcon1

Keep riding. If you ride indoors and out and...

Keep riding. If you ride indoors and out and push yourself gradually, you will leave your occasional-riding friend in your dust. Or if that doesn't work, accuse him of doping. :thumb:

Seriously,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,986
Posted By redcon1

Hmm, wondering why the sealant did not work until...

Hmm, wondering why the sealant did not work until you pulled over and spun the wheel. Isn't that happening while your are riding?
Was the leak from the same spot on the tire, or are you saying the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By redcon1

With the bigger cleat contact surface of the...

With the bigger cleat contact surface of the SPD-SL I would check your relative foot position: fore/aft and L/R on the pedal compared to Speedplay. That has to be it.
04-02-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By redcon1

I used a Planet Bike Protégé wireless computer on...

I used a Planet Bike Protégé wireless computer on the rear wheel of my gravel bike for a few years without issues.
03-31-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,592
Posted By redcon1

Have this site bookmarked for years now, a pretty...

Have this site bookmarked for years now, a pretty good source of info about the movie:

Diablo Scott's Bike Blog: Breaking Away (http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/2000/08/breaking-away.html)

A...
03-30-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,857
Posted By redcon1

lolol!!

lolol!!
03-29-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,415
Posted By redcon1

Agree with mstateglfr, I left a longer stem...

Agree with mstateglfr, I left a longer stem fitted but went with a shorter reach/drop bar. Effective position is the same.
Also see the other thread below about wide bars, some of us swear by...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By redcon1

I have several pairs of liner shorts but the ones...

I have several pairs of liner shorts but the ones I like best are from Cannondale (local Shop purchase) and believe it or not, a pair from Nishiki, purchased at Dick's Sporting goods for very modest...
03-22-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,509
Posted By redcon1

I agree with grolby. When I built up my gravel...

I agree with grolby. When I built up my gravel bike I went with the prevailing opinion and mounted 48cm drops, rather than 42cm like my road bike, thinking additional leverage and control in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,562
Posted By redcon1

LOL! Thanks, I needed a laugh today!

LOL! Thanks, I needed a laugh today!
03-10-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By redcon1

Cycling shoes are a tough thing to buy without...

Cycling shoes are a tough thing to buy without trying on first. Different manufacturers have wildly different sizing conventions.
Is there a bicycle coop nearby that maybe sells used...
03-08-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,087
Posted By redcon1

iPhone Bike Mount | Nomad ? iOmounts...

iPhone Bike Mount | Nomad ? iOmounts (http://www.iomounts.com/collections/products/products/nomad)


I have an iomount Nomad. Requires affixing a slim metal disk to the back of your existing...
03-07-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,624
Posted By redcon1

Check out Fairdale bikes, my buddy bought one...

Check out Fairdale bikes, my buddy bought one this winter and it's a great gravel bike. Spec'd with 42mm tires so plenty of clearance.

2016 Weekender Drop | Fairdale Bikes...
02-23-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By redcon1

MTB was my original love as it rose in popularity...

MTB was my original love as it rose in popularity the 80s and I rode almost exclusively mountain through the 90's. A combination since then.
Nowadays it's easier to ride the road bike from the...
02-16-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,316
Posted By redcon1

If you don't have a caliper use a ruler with mm...

If you don't have a caliper use a ruler with mm scale... it can get you close enough to figure out which standard size it is: 27.2, 31.6, etc.
A digital caliper is pretty cheap nowadays. I...
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