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05-28-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,079
Posted By cj19

Hey Storm, thanks for your reply. Could you tell...

Hey Storm, thanks for your reply. Could you tell me more about the difference between the R2s and the R3s? The R3s certainly sound like a better tire but they are also 50% more expensive. I'm just...
05-26-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,079
Posted By cj19

Looking for tire recommendation for Clydesdale

I'm looking for advice on the best road tire for us clydesdales. For reference I'm about 5'9" and 240 lbs, so I'm never going to be fast and most of my rides are in the 12 mph to 15 mph range for...
01-01-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By cj19

Thanks for your reply & suggestion Athens. In...

Thanks for your reply & suggestion Athens. In looking at that item I couldn't help but notice the extremely high number of negative reviews. Seems it doesn't work with iOS 12 updates? I may look...
12-31-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By cj19

Indoor trainer vs Apple battery life

Looking for some wisdom on using iphone or ipad with an indoor trainer. My winter indoor set up is a Trek Domane connected to a CycleOps M2 smart trainer. I'm currently using a Rouvy free trial,...
12-20-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,638
Posted By cj19

As you've figured out by now there are a lot of...

As you've figured out by now there are a lot of approaches. I went though the same info-gathering and inputs that you did and it finally occurred to me that I was not interested in some half-assed...
12-08-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,611
Posted By cj19

While I agree that the stated weight limits are...

While I agree that the stated weight limits are subject to legal conservatism, I do think you have to consider them in context. The Domane weight limit is stated as 275 lbs, and that limit carries...
11-05-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,183
Posted By cj19

Really enjoying seeing all the cycling pics! ...

Really enjoying seeing all the cycling pics!
These are from a ride from the port of Rosas, Spain. Was on a cruise and hadn't ridden for several days, so I jumped at the opportunity to grab one of...
11-05-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By cj19

OP here, wrapping up the carbon frame part of...

OP here, wrapping up the carbon frame part of this question. Here's the verbatim response from Trek...Thank you for your email! As far as winter is concerned, the biggest considerations that are...
11-04-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By cj19

OP here. Have spent more time searching for info...

OP here. Have spent more time searching for info and come to the following conclusions:

Lots of references to how CF holds up on aircraft and spacecraft. That pretty clearly tells us what CF...
11-03-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By cj19

Carbon bike in winter?

Trying to find some accurate information on riding a carbon frame bike (Trek Domane SL 6) in cold temperatures. For me in the Northeast US, I'll probably ride down to about 10 to 15 deg F but no...
07-30-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,697
Posted By cj19

How can NBC improve coverage of the TdF?

Now that the 2018 TdF is over, I'm starting this thread in the very distant hope that maybe someone from NBCSN will see it and leverage our thoughts to produce a better product. I thoroughly enjoying...
02-23-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By cj19

Congrats db, well done!

Congrats db, well done!
01-28-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,247
Posted By cj19

Love winter riding, hate having cold feet. I've...

Love winter riding, hate having cold feet. I've tried every trick listed here as well as others but finally decided to go all in with winter riding boots. After a lot of research I purchased...
01-17-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,111
Posted By cj19

Lots of great advice here and you'll notice that...

Lots of great advice here and you'll notice that it's not all the same. That just confirms that what works for one person may not for others, etc. Like Brawlo said, you do have to find out what...
01-16-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By cj19

Lots of good advice here about layering, etc so I...

Lots of good advice here about layering, etc so I won't repeat but will just add one point on brands. The better cycling brands make very nice winter gear but it is absurdly expensive. After trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,150
Posted By cj19

Now that we've had the kinesiology debate (whew)...

Now that we've had the kinesiology debate (whew) let's go back to the OP's question, which was titled "training outdoors in the winter". From a pure fitness standpoint, I agree with those who have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-17, 12:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,150
Posted By cj19

Being also from the northeast, I think the...

Being also from the northeast, I think the benefits of winter riding are mostly mental but well worth it. You can probably get a better workout doing a spinning class indoors, but I fail to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-17, 11:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,487
Posted By cj19

I agree with Bob Ross' comments...it's all about...

I agree with Bob Ross' comments...it's all about your relationship to the ride. I think the best approach is to do both group rides and solo rides. Solo rides allow you to push yourself, focus on...
12-23-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By cj19

Need Clyde wisdom on upscale road bike

The Clydes on BF have provided great advice as I used my first (mountain) bike, purchased a road bike, did a century ride,etc. in first 18 mos of riding. Now that I know what I like, it's time to...
12-21-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,770
Posted By cj19

Entered December with 2700 miles in first year of...

Entered December with 2700 miles in first year of riding, so I decided to go for 3000 for the year. Winter has come early to PA so it's getting tough to find days without snow, 15+mph winds, or...
12-15-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,853
Posted By cj19

Boozer - smart of you to ask for input on wheels...

Boozer - smart of you to ask for input on wheels for clydes, and the advice above is solid. Seth in particular knows his stuff when it comes to wheels and I absolutely agree with his...
12-08-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By cj19

Seth, you earned every bit of that ability to...

Seth, you earned every bit of that ability to boast. It's great to hear how you're getting back into awesome form and showing those skinny guys a thing or two. I like that last line...it's all...
11-26-17, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,933
Posted By cj19

Roubaix weight limit change?

Wondering if anyone else noticed that Specialized seems to have recently changed the Structural Weight Limit to 240 lbs for all Roubaix models? It used to be that the upper level models were 250 lb...
10-29-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,187
Posted By cj19

I'll second the wise advice from MRT2. You're...

I'll second the wise advice from MRT2. You're very early in the learning curve and therefore can't really know what you'll like a year from now. It's a much smarter move to spend $750 on a solid...
10-24-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By cj19

Time for a 2nd bike...what type?

Started riding 15 months ago and have logged about 2,500 miles on a Raleigh Merit 3 road bike. It's been an excellent first road bike with disc brakes, carbon fork, and 105 groupset for under...
09-24-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,729
Posted By cj19

Merit 3 feedback for sfh

sfh - saw your question on the Merit 3. I purchased mine during one of those sale periods in December and got it for $750. Have put nearly 2,000 miles on it so far in 2017 so I think I can provide...
06-21-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By cj19

Elevation diff between Garmin, Strava, etc

I'm looking for wisdom on the drastically different elevation changes I see post-ride on the various hardware & apps I'm using. I typically use a Garmin 200 Edge to track my rides live, then Garmin...
05-23-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,828
Posted By cj19

Trying to combine both short-term and long-term...

Trying to combine both short-term and long-term approaches:
- Ride every single week in 2017. In the northeast US that will be a challenge for January, Feb, March (rain) and again in December. But...
05-23-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By cj19

Nutrition plan for century ride

I'm planning on doing a century ride towards end of summer and am looking for experienced riders' advice on nutrition during the ride. I've looked at multiple sports nutrition sites and many are...
03-21-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,563
Posted By cj19

Hey RM. Having gone through the same "entry level...

Hey RM. Having gone through the same "entry level road bike" research & decision in the past year I thought I'd add 2 cents. Other posters have already provided solid recommendations so I won't...
03-13-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,973
Posted By cj19

DWG - having recently bought a Merit 3 online...

DWG - having recently bought a Merit 3 online I'll add 2 cents worth of opinion. Raleigh has a practice of undercutting their own local bike shop (LBS) retailers, frequently offering a model for...
03-10-17, 12:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 24,729
Posted By cj19

I find the Raleigh situation puzzling. When I...

I find the Raleigh situation puzzling. When I was doing research on buying my first road bike (coming off a flat bar hybrid) I thought the Merit 3 was nice but overpriced at $1,300 at my LBS. ...
01-15-17, 01:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By cj19

Bosh - I'm also went thru the "what do I need"...

Bosh - I'm also went thru the "what do I need" phase in the past year. I found quite a few folks (and one LBS) that said I "had to have" a long list of gear. Not convinced of that I found a better...
01-04-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By cj19

J - thanks very much for the advice and training...

J - thanks very much for the advice and training plan. That's kind of what I was thinking. I'll admit that I'm so new to cycling that I didn't fully understand what you were saying about pedals in...
01-03-17, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By cj19

Dex - thanks for your reply and advice. The pain...

Dex - thanks for your reply and advice. The pain I referenced is just the outcome of doing anything physical on knees that have a lot less cartilage than normal, not something related to riding. It...
01-02-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By cj19

Creaky Clydesdale seeking advice for first century ride

After taking up cycling at age 57 (and 5 knee operations) I'm looking for advice on how to train for a century ride. I can currently do a 20 mile ride without issue but due to knee issues can't...
11-27-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By cj19

Original Poster response

Just wanted to say thanks to all of you who were willing to share your thoughts & wisdom in response to my Original Post. I've picked up a lot of tips about fit/feel/geometry, prioritization of...
11-22-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By cj19

Not which bike, but which LEVEL of bike?

Apologies up front for the length of this post.
I'm looking for wisdom on what level of bike would be best for my situation. I'm a 57 year old Clydesdale who has had 5 knee surgeries and...
Forum: Introductions
11-13-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By cj19

Nice to hear from you supercharger. Next time...

Nice to hear from you supercharger. Next time you're headed to Harrisburg let me know and we'll see if we can get together for a ride.
11-11-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By cj19

This is all very helpful. I especially...

This is all very helpful. I especially appreciate the recommendations for specific road bikes....that allows me to do more research and test rides. However, I'm still on the fence of flat bar road...
Forum: Introductions
11-11-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By cj19

Greetings okane and keg and I appreciate your...

Greetings okane and keg and I appreciate your hospitality. Its interesting how many new riders have a backstory of some medical issues and how cycling has allowed them to experience the freedom to...
11-10-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By cj19

Greetings MRT. I should have been more specific...

Greetings MRT. I should have been more specific in my post.....the Fuji Nevada is a 35 lb mountain/sport bike with 29"x2" tires. Not at all a road bike and it barely got to 18mph today coasting...
11-10-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By cj19

Advice request for hybrid / road under $1,000

Greetings forum members. I'm looking for advice on purchase of a new hybrid or road bike. As background, I'm >age 55, about 5'9" and a bit north of 250 lbs. What used to be muscle is...
Forum: Introductions
11-10-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By cj19

Hello from Central PA

Greetings. I'm a new forum member and relatively new rider. Retired from full-time work in November 2015 and as a bit of a lark I selected a bicycle from the retirement gift catalog. As a big guy...
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