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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,539
Posted By Accordion

There are so many cyclists riding where I live...

There are so many cyclists riding where I live that waving to one would be similar to waving at somebody that also drives a white car when you're on the road driving. It would be exhausting and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,450
Posted By Accordion

The sports obviously use different muscles. When...

The sports obviously use different muscles. When I cycled a lot more I had huge quads. They were really defined. Calves, not so much. Now with running it's the exact opposite - huge calves and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,450
Posted By Accordion

When I used to cycle 200 miles a week: 6'2 with...

When I used to cycle 200 miles a week: 6'2 with a weight of 192

Now that I run 7 miles a day: 6'2 with a weight of 170

No changes in eating habits. Trying to combine cycling with the running...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,462
Posted By Accordion

I run 6.5 miles every day. Around 200 miles a...

I run 6.5 miles every day. Around 200 miles a month. Nothing too impressive - 8.5 minute miles so it takes under an hour a day to run. Cardio is out of this world and find biking far easier now. Of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,839
Posted By Accordion

Last time I checked, 50 miles is between 5 and...

Last time I checked, 50 miles is between 5 and 10,000 miles.

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Accordion

Sorry. You're right, a picture would help a lot. ...

Sorry. You're right, a picture would help a lot. Here's a stock photo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,816
Posted By Accordion

I bought a new bike today. Nothing special. Bike...

I bought a new bike today. Nothing special. Bike number 6 for me. I need to sell a couple so that we can park a car inside the garage again.

Well, got the bike home and was removing all of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Accordion

Gents - thanks so much for the information. I...

Gents - thanks so much for the information. I too bought the 10-4 because of that specific paint scheme. Looks like a Formula 1 car to me and I seriously still love looking at it.

Looks like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Accordion

2012 Cannonade CAAD 10-4 Rival - Blue/Orange Rarity Question

Good evening gents -

I have a 2012 CAAD 10-4 Rival in the gorgeous blue/orange color scheme. I purchased it new and it literally has under 500 miles on it. Everything is stock.

A riding...
09-11-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By Accordion

I've personally been hit on PCH and had my bike...

I've personally been hit on PCH and had my bike totaled. Fortunately just bumps and bruises for me - along with a lifetime fear of riding PCH ever again.
09-10-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By Accordion

That would be it....

That would be it....
09-10-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,885
Posted By Accordion

Accident - 9-10-2015 10:30am PDT - Newport Beach

Was riding today and as I approached the hill to the Back Bay there was a cyclist down literally in the middle of the large intersection at Jamboree and University. This is a huge intersection with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,895
Posted By Accordion

I was hit by a car 5 years ago. Bike totaled,...

I was hit by a car 5 years ago. Bike totaled, injuries minimal, insurance paid everything. For me the incident itself was rather innocuous - or so I thought.

I became scared of riding my bike on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Accordion

Wow, I see that Beanz was banned. And umd still...

Wow, I see that Beanz was banned. And umd still looks like he's gone.

One thing that hasn't changed are the topics: Addiction, We're Going To Yell at You, What was Your Top Speed Today,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-14, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Accordion

First off, I appreciate the replies! Second,...

First off, I appreciate the replies!

Second, I'm really out of the bike world the past three years. My CAAD9 was a CAAD9-5 with Shimano 105 and RS-10s. My CAAD10 is a CAAD10-4 with Rival and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Accordion

Well it's been awhile folks...I'm older, fat and ready to do it again!

I used to be on this forum for a few years and was an avid cyclist. I was hit by a car on PCH three years ago and scared off my bike. I tried to restart cycling several times and was so paranoid...
02-16-12, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

...

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02-16-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

I don't understand your comments. If I do then...

I don't understand your comments. If I do then you are preaching to the choir. If you know anything about NTSB analysis it is that it takes months to get a full and official final report.

I...
02-16-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

This is a very bold and honest statement to make...

This is a very bold and honest statement to make and one I agree with 100%. When I was a private pilot I would read through every NTSB accident analysis and if I could somehow trace the accident...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By Accordion

I had a 9-5 with 105 and the 50/34 for a couple...

I had a 9-5 with 105 and the 50/34 for a couple years. I never noticed anything like that. It was all the same to me.
02-15-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
02-15-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

I don't know anybody that doesn't wear a seatbelt...

I don't know anybody that doesn't wear a seatbelt anymore...that one is a no-brainer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,202
Posted By Accordion

Do a search on Lizard Skin. I've seen about 50...

Do a search on Lizard Skin. I've seen about 50 threads on it over the past year or so....
02-15-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

Not necessarily. We don't know that. What if...

Not necessarily. We don't know that. What if the main point of impact was his head and the windshield and a helmet could have significantly reduced the injuries sustained from that impact.

I...
02-14-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

I know what you are saying with this comment but...

I know what you are saying with this comment but I think it's representative of the sad state of our morality in these times to actually say that somebody did the right thing by sticking around after...
02-14-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,356
Posted By Accordion

The comments say that he did not make it. Also...

The comments say that he did not make it. Also that he was "talking on a cell phone or listening to music because he had a headset on" , didn't have a helmet and also ran through the red light.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,708,557
Posted By Accordion

Yeah somebody killed it. I had posted in it and...

Yeah somebody killed it. I had posted in it and then *poof* it's gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Accordion

Boy is that correct. Every time I see somebody...

Boy is that correct. Every time I see somebody coming the opposite way with a GoPro helmet mounted I want to throw up a little bit...they just look terrible. They sit up about a foot in that dorky...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Accordion

Sure. You can also put high-performance...

Sure. You can also put high-performance low-profile tires on a semi-truck.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,083
Posted By Accordion

Wow, I can't believe nobody stated yet that they...

Wow, I can't believe nobody stated yet that they wouldn't be caught dead in used shoes. Count me as one of them. There are some things I'll pay for and shoes that ONLY my feet have been in are one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By Accordion

My cheap $30 Voler jerseys have small tears in...

My cheap $30 Voler jerseys have small tears in every back pocket, they are black and are so sun-faded on the back that they look like they are two-tone, and the front of two of them have splits at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,314
Posted By Accordion

System 30s. Not 30x. I have ridden on them from...

System 30s. Not 30x. I have ridden on them from a weight of 220 all the way down to 185. No issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,314
Posted By Accordion

I have over 10,000 miles on my road bike in the...

I have over 10,000 miles on my road bike in the past couple of years and only have had the one broken spoke. It broke right at the hub and Keith Williams told me that it was just a bad spoke. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By Accordion

Uh, or you could remove the spoke......

Uh, or you could remove the spoke......
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,314
Posted By Accordion

Find another LBS. No decent LBS is going to turn...

Find another LBS. No decent LBS is going to turn away business. And if they don't have bladed spokes lying around you don't want them working on your bike anyway.

He should have just grabbed a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,314
Posted By Accordion

Williams System 30s. One year on them. One...

Williams System 30s. One year on them. One broken spoke - it was an anomaly and I was sent four new spokes at no charge and haven't had a problem since.

The wheels are and have always been true.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 104,584
Posted By Accordion

Ahhhh...our very own BF Marcel Duchamp....I love...

Ahhhh...our very own BF Marcel Duchamp....I love your satirical take on this thread....just a small blue box with a question mark....clever.....very clever..
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 104,584
Posted By Accordion

You're gonna need to go out and purchase a...

You're gonna need to go out and purchase a blow-torch, bro....
Forum: Touring
01-22-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Accordion

And when your first repair comes up two months...

And when your first repair comes up two months later and it's $400 you're screwed. That's the way it always worked out for me at least. I only buy new now. Sure there are great deals out there...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,663
Posted By Accordion

Hmmmmm...didn't even know SRAM made bartape...I...

Hmmmmm...didn't even know SRAM made bartape...I personally like the look of that tape...I'll have to look into that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-12, 08:29 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Accordion

Williams System 30. Run you around $450 with...

Williams System 30. Run you around $450 with coupons.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,254
Posted By Accordion

In the middle were a couple of accordion pics so...

In the middle were a couple of accordion pics so you kind of missed the point of the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,254
Posted By Accordion

I'll post one when I can find it. All you need...

I'll post one when I can find it. All you need to know about Petosa is that there is no substitute. Essence of cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,254
Posted By Accordion

Of course this is true. Why does Yo Yo Ma play a...

Of course this is true. Why does Yo Yo Ma play a Stratavarius? I have a $15K custom made Petosa accordion that I waited a year for. Everything was handbuilt and the reeds were handmade and shipped...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,254
Posted By Accordion

That's why I'm a professional accordionist. I've...

That's why I'm a professional accordionist. I've never had a single person ask me during a gig to play it.

Harmony Central is the 41 of music.

Bye Guyz!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By Accordion

That's the kiss of death for a brand. Almost...

That's the kiss of death for a brand. Almost worse than Costco or Walmart picking up the brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By Accordion

Mine is too low. Way too low. It said that...

Mine is too low. Way too low. It said that today's ride was an average of 56F and I was in shorts and a short-sleeve jersey the whole ride and comfortable. Temp when I got back to Irvine was 70F...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Accordion

Whoa.....fixie dude here in the Road Forum....

Whoa.....fixie dude here in the Road Forum....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Accordion

I took several when I was off my bike due to an...

I took several when I was off my bike due to an accident claim. To me they don't come close to approximating riding a real bike. Absolutely nothing. It's all cardio and I found the elliptical...
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