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11-23-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,833
Posted By Broctoon

I don't mean to criticize anyone for his choices...

I don't mean to criticize anyone for his choices in bike gear. Folks can use whatever works well for them, or whatever looks cool and appeals to them. My preferences lean toward the practical and...
11-23-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,456
Posted By Broctoon

Wealth is certainly relative. I see what...

Wealth is certainly relative.

I see what others around me have: big, new-ish homes with sprawling, beautifully landscaped yards. New cars. Bikes with carbon fiber frames and wheels, and electronic...
11-23-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,833
Posted By Broctoon

I like exploring various options for bike cargo,...

I like exploring various options for bike cargo, but I don't think I'd use something like this Jack thing-a-ma-jig.

Here's why:

For less money and easier installation, you can get a bag that...
11-23-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By Broctoon

Whether it's worth the hassle is a question only...

Whether it's worth the hassle is a question only you can answer.

Do you enjoy tinkering and learning new things? Then the answer is "probably."

If you're more interested in getting the bike...
11-10-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,514
Posted By Broctoon

After I die, I hope someone will help my wife...

After I die, I hope someone will help my wife sell my bikes and guns for what they're worth, not what she thinks I paid.
11-10-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,076
Posted By Broctoon

That's just not true. OP has looked at Trek...

That's just not true.

OP has looked at Trek FX2 and FX3. I think these are great options. They have a super reputation; just skim through some threads in the hybrid bikes subforum and you'll see...
11-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Broctoon

Maybe it's a fake Cinelli. :lol: Sorry, it...

Maybe it's a fake Cinelli. :lol:

Sorry, it had to be said.
11-08-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By Broctoon

Those liners might work well for you. I've...

Those liners might work well for you. I've considered but never tried them.

In our kids' bikes and trailer tires I've been using Slime. It is pretty effective for preventing flats from goat head...
11-04-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,244
Posted By Broctoon

Indeed. If we keep it up, admins might kick the...

Indeed. If we keep it up, admins might kick the thread over to Foo.

Here's one more. She's younger here; pic was taken a couple years ago. This is in my backyard, right behind the garage where my...
11-04-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,244
Posted By Broctoon

Haven't heard from Paul yet, so I hope he's okay....

Haven't heard from Paul yet, so I hope he's okay. Because, you know, cats!


Here's a proof of life photo for anyone concerned about the wellbeing of yours truly. Also some more goldendoodle...
11-02-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,377
Posted By Broctoon

Around this time last year I bought a good indoor...

Around this time last year I bought a good indoor trainer, and I used it a lot that winter. I'm about to set it up and start using it again. I ride outside a little in the winter, just not often and...
11-02-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,244
Posted By Broctoon

My father-in-law has a cat that looks like this,...

My father-in-law has a cat that looks like this, only bigger. He is probably about 15 lbs. and mostly muscle. They have a large yard and vegetable garden, where Cat spends his time. He comes into the...
11-01-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,244
Posted By Broctoon

Here are a few really old guys who still race...

Here are a few really old guys who still race their bikes.

One is somewhere between 80 and 84, and the other is 85 to 89. I don't know their exact ages, but they both took first place in their...
11-01-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,244
Posted By Broctoon

rsbob, I like the shot of your goldendoodle a bit...

rsbob, I like the shot of your goldendoodle a bit farther up the thread. We have one that looks a lot like it...

This is Honey, my loyal companion both for laying around the house and outdoor...
10-27-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,962
Posted By Broctoon

Someone once told me this: Everything...

Someone once told me this:

Everything invented before we were born is accepted and taken for granted; we think it always existed. Anything invented from the time we're born to about 35 years old...
10-26-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,962
Posted By Broctoon

The thread’s recent tangent into superheroes and...

The thread’s recent tangent into superheroes and bullets reminds me of a funny cartoon.

...
10-26-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,962
Posted By Broctoon

Right? And how come Donald Duck wraps a towel...

Right? And how come Donald Duck wraps a towel around his waist when he gets out of the bath, yet he goes out in public wearing a sailor suit and no pants?
10-26-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Broctoon

I've also heard "Good judgement comes from life...

I've also heard "Good judgement comes from life experience, and life experience comes from poor judgement."
10-26-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,962
Posted By Broctoon

Carbon fiber construction of course makes it easy...

Carbon fiber construction of course makes it easy to shape a frame for better aero qualities. Otherwise, there is little difference between carbon and steel with regard to a bike's speed--maybe...
10-26-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,936
Posted By Broctoon

Years ago I heard someone make the following...

Years ago I heard someone make the following observation.

There are three things that fluctuate throughout our lives: Time, Money, and Health. At each stage of life, one of them will usually be...
10-21-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,939
Posted By Broctoon

So you've been making deliveries with your...

So you've been making deliveries with your backpack and getting bad reviews and no tip when the pizza is all smooshed at one end of the box, the drinks are spilled, and everything is soggy? How many...
10-17-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,351
Posted By Broctoon

:rolleyes: Some are much worse than others....

:rolleyes: Some are much worse than others. “Good crash story” refers to a good story about a crash, not a story about a good crash.

...
10-14-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Broctoon

Indeed! By the end I felt like I was just getting...

Indeed! By the end I felt like I was just getting into my flow.

The road race the next day was 29 miles, or about 5x the distance. I finished it in 1:31, for an average speed just a little slower...
10-13-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Broctoon

That's good advice. I'll take the coming months...

That's good advice. I'll take the coming months to consider my options for Division II vs. Division III entry next year. Haven't really decided yet, but you make a compelling argument.
10-12-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Broctoon

I entered my first crit race

This was last week, at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

All athletes at these games are at least 50 years old, so it's like a bunch of masters-only events. But they break it...
10-11-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By Broctoon

Thank you. Your stance is noted. The database...

Thank you. Your stance is noted. The database will now reflect: adlai = opposed to e-bikes
10-04-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By Broctoon

Based on your riding stats, I think you’ll have...

Based on your riding stats, I think you’ll have no trouble pulling your dog around. Obviously you are not afraid of hills, nor lots of bike time.

Riding with a trailer on flat ground just makes...
10-03-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By Broctoon

My kid trailer has a sort of triangular plastic...

My kid trailer has a sort of triangular plastic piece that wedges into the area just forward of the left dropout (where the seat stay and chain stay come together). It would not work at all on a bike...
10-03-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 964
Posted By Broctoon

This is going to take a little bit of creativity...

This is going to take a little bit of creativity or custom work. That Robert axle is something I've never seen, but it looks hopeful.

I have two bike trailers. They're both made by Burley. One is...
09-30-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By Broctoon

https://youtu.be/m1S4_tt40iI

https://youtu.be/m1S4_tt40iI
09-30-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By Broctoon

I never really worry about it. You know those...

I never really worry about it. You know those Bloks energy chews? Get the garlic flavor and chomp on ‘em throughout your ride. Also, I think there’s a technicality about vamps having to ask...
09-30-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By Broctoon

So typical of a minion from hell to find fault...

So typical of a minion from hell to find fault and easily take offense.

Carefully read the disclaimer at the end of my post. I said it won't apply if you're a "hummingbird, elephant, or something...
09-29-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By Broctoon

I'm no doctor, but I found a handy chart, posted...

I'm no doctor, but I found a handy chart, posted below. By "found" I mean I created it just now, based on extensive research my own guesses.

The X axis is your resting heart rate, and Y is the...
09-25-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,638
Views: 359,084
Posted By Broctoon

45 miles, with 3300 feet elevation gain. I wanted...

45 miles, with 3300 feet elevation gain. I wanted to get some climbing, and I did!
09-25-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,550
Posted By Broctoon

A couple details you didn’t mention: how long...

A couple details you didn’t mention: how long were your socks, and what kind of chain lube do you use? Might have really screwed up in one of those areas.
09-22-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By Broctoon

I really appreciate the insightful comments...

I really appreciate the insightful comments already offered, which have helped me think through what I’d like to get out of my training. I’ll address questions from burnthesheep below.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,546
Posted By Broctoon

Put another way: Larry, when you do this...

Put another way:

Larry, when you do this sketchy, cheapskate stuff, you don't just make yourself look bad; you make all the shirtless, helmetless, pot-smoking, dumpster-diving, reckless cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,546
Posted By Broctoon

My advice is "don't." Slapping my forehead...

My advice is "don't."

Slapping my forehead at what we're seeing on BF lately. You can't even make this stuff up! I read the thread title and before seeing the OP's name I'm thinking, "Larry's at...
09-21-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Broctoon

I will second this. My wife is recovering from...

I will second this. My wife is recovering from breast cancer. It will be months before she has the strength and stamina to get back on her regular bike, but she loves riding and misses it. I set her...
09-20-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 745
Posted By Broctoon

Lots of experience with bikes helps you develop...

Lots of experience with bikes helps you develop an eye for it. One thing you can notice is the space between the top tube and down tube on the head tube. With traditional geometry (horizontal top...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 12,060
Posted By Broctoon

Yes! You nailed it. I am fully aware that wiping...

Yes! You nailed it. I am fully aware that wiping off the outside of my chain will do nothing to clean the grit and grease that has worked its way between the plates and around the pins. And I happily...
09-19-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By Broctoon

This is so true. Strenuous activities like biking...

This is so true. Strenuous activities like biking and running have a psychological component that is as important as the physical. Physical conditioning can become a limiting factor, but more often...
09-19-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,387
Posted By Broctoon

I recommend searching your area for some gentle...

I recommend searching your area for some gentle uphill grades where you can ride several miles at an effort that is just beyond your comfort level--not so strenuous that you want to give up, but...
09-16-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By Broctoon

I appreciate the tip on Trainerroad. I'll look...

I appreciate the tip on Trainerroad. I'll look into that app.

I get that it's too late to really prepare for the races coming up early next month. I'll just hope that what I've been doing will be...
09-15-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By Broctoon

Ah, good point! Mods, will you kindly move the...

Ah, good point! Mods, will you kindly move the thread?
09-15-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,338
Posted By Broctoon

Balancing my training efforts

For those who deliberately train (as opposed to just riding for fun), what sort of weekly schedule do you use? I want to balance various workout formats to achieve a combination of results. I've been...
09-09-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 599
Posted By Broctoon

Heh heh. Reminds me of the scene in Moonrise...

Heh heh. Reminds me of the scene in Moonrise Kingdom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonrise_Kingdom) when Sam is giving his friend backpacking advice. "If your throat gets parched, stick a pebble in...
09-09-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By Broctoon

That's a good one. I'll have to remember it. I...

That's a good one. I'll have to remember it. I see it's from An Abundance of Katherines, a novel of Green's that I have not read.

I did read his Paper Towns. (I know, it's meant for a young adult...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Broctoon

Same here. Been using them for years (the yellow...

Same here. Been using them for years (the yellow ones, with Speedplay Zero pedals/cleats). I've never had one come loose.
09-08-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,864
Posted By Broctoon

If I were undertaking a trip like this (which, by...

If I were undertaking a trip like this (which, by the way, sounds like it will be an epic adventure!) I would look for a true road touring bike: Trek 520 or 720, Surly Long Haul Trucker, or Salsa...
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