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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,457
Posted By JasonD67

Semi for me. I rarely use the small ring up front...

Semi for me. I rarely use the small ring up front so I want full control of when it is selected, but when I do I like that it adjusts the rear accordingly.
10-01-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,398
Posted By JasonD67

My old Cannondale CAAD 4 can't fit anything...

My old Cannondale CAAD 4 can't fit anything larger than 25's due to brake clearance issues. With most rim brake bikes 25's are going to be about the max you can fit. IMO, one of the biggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,184
Posted By JasonD67

Weight is very important...your body weight that...

Weight is very important...your body weight that is. A bike that is as light as possible is only important at the professional level of riding where the riders themselves are basically equal.
09-17-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By JasonD67

I read several similar complaints about the wave...

I read several similar complaints about the wave cell helmets...poor circulation. I bought a MIPS helmet instead. I guess a wave cell helmet would be great in the winter when you don't need cooling?...
09-16-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,592
Posted By JasonD67

I've suffered from knee pain while riding also....

I've suffered from knee pain while riding also. For me the answer was the pedals. I went from minimum float pedals (Looks) to high-float pedals (Speedplays). Immediate relief. Maybe checkout the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By JasonD67

0700 is way to early for me to ride. I start work...

0700 is way to early for me to ride. I start work at 0700 but I could never get up and get myself ready for a ride at that hour. Don't forget the days are getting shorter now and it's going to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,960
Posted By JasonD67

I'm running ios 13 beta also...the E-Tube app is...

I'm running ios 13 beta also...the E-Tube app is not working with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,791
Posted By JasonD67

The LBS where I bought my BMC in February had...

The LBS where I bought my BMC in February had signs on all their new C-Dales that they had replaced the factory BB's with upgraded ones because of the problems C-Dale was having, so not surprised...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,393
Posted By JasonD67

One thing that really helps me in the heat is to...

One thing that really helps me in the heat is to take salt licks every few miles in addition to a sport drink. It's made all the difference for my physiology while biking in the heat and humidity...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By JasonD67

It's all about your fit. On my new bike I was...

It's all about your fit. On my new bike I was experiencing hand numbness. I went back for a second bike fit and they moved the hoods further forward and down so my wrist wasn't supporting most of my...
07-23-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,136
Posted By JasonD67

Believe it or not, Maryland dropped the...

Believe it or not, Maryland dropped the requirement to parallel park on the driving test a few years back. Too many people were failing and it was causing a backlog of re-testing. No joke.
07-22-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By JasonD67

Probably up to your knees. I used to ride no...

Probably up to your knees. I used to ride no float (Looks) but started having knee pain after several years. Moved to float (Speedplays) and no pain since.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,906
Posted By JasonD67

This is a very interesting possibility I'd not...

This is a very interesting possibility I'd not considered. Next question is do I want to leave my rather expensive road bike outside while I go in and fill up my water bottle? Maybe my Speedplay...
07-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,194
Posted By JasonD67

I'm the contacts + regular cycling glasses option...

I'm the contacts + regular cycling glasses option you listed. I've used prescription sunglasses or clip-ons in the past, but just got tired of having to swap multiple pairs of glasses all the time. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,906
Posted By JasonD67

I've noticed the same thing. I've been riding in...

I've noticed the same thing. I've been riding in the same area here for almost 30 years and the number of water fountains has gone down. We have large parks with playgrounds and ball fields with no...
07-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,136
Posted By JasonD67

I've always just pointed with the arm on that...

I've always just pointed with the arm on that side to which I'm turning. I don't think 98% of drivers or other cyclists have any idea that a raised left arm means a right turn.
07-20-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,136
Posted By JasonD67

I was behind a guy on a group ride once. We...

I was behind a guy on a group ride once. We approached a right turn and he held up his left hand and and raised his fist to the sky. I was quite perplexed until I realized he was giving the (correct)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By JasonD67

I agree, don't worry about miles, worry about...

I agree, don't worry about miles, worry about time on the bike. I try to ride an hour minimum when I ride. If it's a flat and no wind day I'll go a lot farther than on a hilly, windy ride.
07-19-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,783
Posted By JasonD67

Just got back in from a ride after work...98 here...

Just got back in from a ride after work...98 here and the dew point 72. Nasty. I realized how useful my HRM is in these conditions. On a "normal" day I often go into zone 4 when riding along. Today...
07-19-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,783
Posted By JasonD67

No max for me here, either. But as the air temp...

No max for me here, either. But as the air temp reaches body temp (98F/37C) I definitely shorten my rides and don't ride as intense. Around this part of the country, dew points are often well above...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By JasonD67

Best prices are when the model year is finishing...

Best prices are when the model year is finishing up. But in my experience, the sizes and models they have left are limited, so you may not be able to get what you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By JasonD67

You get used to it. I like 'em loud as it's a...

You get used to it. I like 'em loud as it's a good way to warn pedestrians you're approaching...so I don't have to say "on your left" as much.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By JasonD67

Tires. I think that's your answer. My Al bike...

Tires. I think that's your answer. My Al bike bike rode so much smoother just going from 23 to 25 mm tires and lowering the pressure. My carbon bike on 25's rides about the same as my Al bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,702
Posted By JasonD67

I got a pair of Giro knits with laces last year....

I got a pair of Giro knits with laces last year. Best cycling shoe I've had in 30+ years of cycling. The knit is super comfortable, and the laces I never have to adjust during the ride as I did with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,204
Posted By JasonD67

Yep. It's important that the sensor be attached...

Yep. It's important that the sensor be attached in the orientation shown. Wahoo states that if its attached in any other orientation (say rotated 90ļ) it will not work.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,204
Posted By JasonD67

I donít have a pic handy. The Wahoo cadence...

I donít have a pic handy. The Wahoo cadence sensor is designed to attach to your shoe as one of the mounting options. Thereís an opening in the sensor that you fit a Velcro strap through or ( in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,204
Posted By JasonD67

I like having cadence info, esp. on climbs and...

I like having cadence info, esp. on climbs and fighting big headwinds. That said, I put my cadence sensor on my shoe a couple of years ago and love it there. Now I can ride both my bikes with one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By JasonD67

Our local REI has a fair selection of bike...

Our local REI has a fair selection of bike clothing, but not as much as the nicer local bike shops. Definitely better to try stuff on as the sizes can really vary from manufacture to manufacturer.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By JasonD67

When I ride I just ride. I don't stop anywhere...

When I ride I just ride. I don't stop anywhere and do anything. Now, in some other areas there are brewerys and coffee shops that cater to cyclists (like in Philly where my daughter lives for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,145
Posted By JasonD67

Depends on the tire, too. I tried 28 wide Conti...

Depends on the tire, too. I tried 28 wide Conti 4000's on my bike (BMC says 28 is the widest tire I can fit). I started having clearance issues (on a disc bike, so it was hitting the frame). Checked...
06-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,728
Posted By JasonD67

Toss them in the dishwasher...they always come...

Toss them in the dishwasher...they always come out smelling clean and fresh.
06-17-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,728
Posted By JasonD67

I've just run mine through the dishwasher. Been...

I've just run mine through the dishwasher. Been doing it for decades now, and they come out like new.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By JasonD67

Speedplays because they saved my riding. I was...

Speedplays because they saved my riding. I was having bad knee pain and needed the float that Speedplays have. I wouldn't be riding w/o them. I never walk in my biking shoes, but Speedplay does make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By JasonD67

I second this. I've tried everything and this...

I second this. I've tried everything and this works best. I have the large...not sure the small would hold my stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By JasonD67

I like the Wahoo because of the ease of...

I like the Wahoo because of the ease of customization using an app on your phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,666
Posted By JasonD67

I put my bike on a trainer in front of the TV...

I put my bike on a trainer in front of the TV during the winter. I do short, intense workouts, just trying to maintain my fitness level. Gotta be short because I hate riding the trainer. Watching TV...
04-12-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,454
Posted By JasonD67

I looked at my pair of good running shoes that I...

I looked at my pair of good running shoes that I bought in wide...they just say "12.5 Wide". The people who fit me at the running store just told me I should probably get a wide shoe, so I assume I...
04-11-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,454
Posted By JasonD67

Here's the Giro knit I wear:...

Here's the Giro knit I wear: https://www.giro.com/en/men/mens-bike/mens-shoes/empire-e70-knit/p/7090050

I don't have super wide feet, but these fit me just fine. I'll definitely never go back to...
04-11-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,454
Posted By JasonD67

I wear wide shoes also, and I couldn't find wide...

I wear wide shoes also, and I couldn't find wide bike shoes. I'm wearing some Giro fabric lace up shoes now and they are the most comfortable bike shoes I've ever used. The best thing you can say...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,152
Posted By JasonD67

Never used it, never needed it. The longest ride...

Never used it, never needed it. The longest ride I've ever done in a day is 180 miles...perhaps if you rode a lot further or a lot more often it would be needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,978
Posted By JasonD67

Riding into a headwind, no matter your...

Riding into a headwind, no matter your conditioning, can be a very dis-spiriting thing. For many years I always got angry at the wind when riding into it, pissed off that it was slowing me down and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By JasonD67

You can ride the bike w/o accessing the system...

You can ride the bike w/o accessing the system for the first time.

If you get the wireless D-Fly unit added to the Di2 system you can use any smart phone to access the Di2 system.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,978
Posted By JasonD67

I put my wahoo cadence sensor on my shoe so I...

I put my wahoo cadence sensor on my shoe so I just need one sensor. I wear the same shoe no matter the bike and each bike has a mount for the computer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By JasonD67

The Scosche is not a watch based HRM. Itís new...

The Scosche is not a watch based HRM. Itís new optical technology that is as good as the electrical based chest straps. Check out DCRainmakers in depth review:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By JasonD67

The Scosche arm band (not wristband) is highly...

The Scosche arm band (not wristband) is highly rated and more comfortable than a chest strap in my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 9,874
Posted By JasonD67

I've had my new disc bike since the beginning of...

I've had my new disc bike since the beginning of February, after riding rim brakes since the 70's. This weekend I rode my old C-Dale rim brake bike for the first time since getting my new bike, and...
02-28-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,102
Posted By JasonD67

My other hobby is racing sailboats. Cycling, even...

My other hobby is racing sailboats. Cycling, even at the highest level, is super cheap compared to that. Easily spend $10K-$15K a year on sails alone, not to mention dockage, finishing the hull,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By JasonD67

I don't have a power meter, but there is no doubt...

I don't have a power meter, but there is no doubt in my mind my power is way down in the cold. There's a small 3% hill w/in a mile of my house. When I climb it in the winter I can just feel my legs...
02-28-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,922
Posted By JasonD67

I've got another one...cold weather gear. For...

I've got another one...cold weather gear. For many years I didn't ride in the winter. Now, with the right clothing (Merino wool!) and other cold weather stuff (padded gloves, shoe covers, head/ear...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By JasonD67

The SL may be Di2 ready and the ALR not...need to...

The SL may be Di2 ready and the ALR not...need to check that out too.
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