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08-07-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By RichardGlover

I want Beanz to make my next set of wheels.

I want Beanz to make my next set of wheels.
06-14-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,941
Posted By RichardGlover

Buy bibs that fit you around the thighs & the...

Buy bibs that fit you around the thighs & the waist. If they're too long in the torso, use safety pins to shorten them for a couple of rides (so you can play trial-and-error on the length), then...
03-17-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,948
Posted By RichardGlover

for all the alleged tolerance of the PNW, you...

for all the alleged tolerance of the PNW, you guys have way more ******** than we do in the South.
02-21-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,198
Posted By RichardGlover

There's this handy quadratic equation that...

There's this handy quadratic equation that calculates your optimal mileage increase per week. Uses input from a heart rate monitor, power meter, cadence sensor, calculated wind speed, and GPS input...
02-21-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By RichardGlover

I have B17s on both my bikes. Looking for a...

I have B17s on both my bikes. Looking for a suitable replacement that's not made of leather for when I temporarily convert my road bike to ride Tris.
02-05-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,535
Posted By RichardGlover

That frame could have a future as a Ghost Bike.

That frame could have a future as a Ghost Bike.
02-05-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By RichardGlover

I have a Brooks B-17 on both my commuter and...

I have a Brooks B-17 on both my commuter and long-distance bike.

However, my next saddle will NOT be a Brooks.

I love my saddles; don't get me wrong. It's just that my next one will be for...
02-04-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By RichardGlover

Don't hate yourself in the morning; sleep till...

Don't hate yourself in the morning; sleep till noon.
01-25-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,593
Posted By RichardGlover

Replace the OJ with either orange-flavored...

Replace the OJ with either orange-flavored vitamin-added water or water+sugar-free drink mix in the appropriate flavor.
Use Greek Yogurt instead of frozen yogurt. Freeze the yogurt ahead of time. ...
01-25-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,703
Posted By RichardGlover

The first year after my surgery, I spent a lot of...

The first year after my surgery, I spent a lot of time buying clothes at the local second hand thrift stores.

Wear them for a month or so; donate them back. Repeat.

Just understand that she...
01-10-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,524
Posted By RichardGlover

One of the bullet points on the long, long list...

One of the bullet points on the long, long list of reasons why I left my first wife.
01-04-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By RichardGlover

I love fast women. On the bike! I...

I love fast women.



On the bike! I meant 'fast women on bikes!'
01-02-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By RichardGlover

Reminds me of the scene from American Flyers when...

Reminds me of the scene from American Flyers when they meet up with Eddie to practice their sprinting.
01-02-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,745
Posted By RichardGlover

My commuter has a Cateye wired with a cadence...

My commuter has a Cateye wired with a cadence sensor. It cost about $30.

My long distance road bike has a wireless Sigma with cadence and a Heart Rate monitor. It cost about $90.

For day to...
12-23-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By RichardGlover

Awesomesauce.

Awesomesauce.
12-19-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By RichardGlover

Runners are a different crowd. This shirt showed...

Runners are a different crowd. This shirt showed up earlier this year at a marathon, and went all over the internet:

289193

(says: 50, Fat, Diabetic, Ahead of You)

You can look at that and...
12-19-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,487
Posted By RichardGlover

If this event is anything like the NC one, they...

If this event is anything like the NC one, they could use volunteers to ride the route on motorcycles to keep an eye out for cyclists in distress.
12-19-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 6,487
Posted By RichardGlover

It's not the fundraising that would kill me; it's...

It's not the fundraising that would kill me; it's the 3000 mile commute to the starting line.

I'm registered (and have participated for the last 2 years) in the NC Tour de Cure. I'm signed up for...
12-19-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By RichardGlover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjxAkf1Gvlo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjxAkf1Gvlo
12-19-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By RichardGlover

First 5k T-Shirt Decision

I'm running my first 5k on the 31st/1st (R.I.T.N.Y. Run (http://www.active.com/running/cary-nc/running-event---ritny-run-2012)), and plan on buying a shirt to wear specifically for this event.
...
12-13-12, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,515
Posted By RichardGlover

Check the size of your shoes. Do you ride...

Check the size of your shoes.

Do you ride with clipless pedals? If so, then definitely get a bike fitting done. Your shoes' position on your pedals may need to be adjusted.
12-13-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,298
Posted By RichardGlover

Mine showed up in the mail earlier this week; I...

Mine showed up in the mail earlier this week; I looked at the package... addressed to me, from a name I didn't recognize, middle of December... and had my daughter open it to see if it was something...
12-13-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,326
Posted By RichardGlover

Man, canoeing has got to be one of the better...

Man, canoeing has got to be one of the better things for a cyclist to do when she's not on a bike. My wife and I did some kayaking last summer - oh, gosh, what a great upper body workout!
12-13-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,161
Posted By RichardGlover

Mantra #1: Ride Your Ride. Mantra #2: Don't...

Mantra #1: Ride Your Ride.
Mantra #2: Don't expect anybody else to Ride Your Ride. They have their own ride to do.

The best way to get faster on hills is to ride hills. Don't just do it in the...
12-13-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By RichardGlover

Walking is great for you. Like running, however,...

Walking is great for you. Like running, however, you can easily fall to the "three toos" - ESPECIALLY if you're a cyclist.

What's the three toos? "Too Much, Too Soon, and Too Fast."

Your feet...
12-07-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,326
Posted By RichardGlover

2013 Goals: Ride my bike. Run more; enter...

2013 Goals:

Ride my bike.
Run more; enter one 10k+ race before the end of the year.
Find a swim club that offers a master's class.
Train for my first Sprint Tri. If training goes well,...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By RichardGlover

Since you're building up a complete wheelset,...

Since you're building up a complete wheelset, what other things might you want on a dedicated commuter?


Generator Hub and Light Kit?
IGH rear hub?

Now is the time to make those sorts of...
11-28-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By RichardGlover

Honorary Americans. We did, after all, write...

Honorary Americans. We did, after all, write specific clauses into the Articles of Confederation, in anticipation that Canada would join the States.



Still waiting...
11-08-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By RichardGlover

I have some LG bibs (not sure of the style). ...

I have some LG bibs (not sure of the style). They were comfortable when I bought them, but my thighs outgrew the leg grippers, and now they won't pull up high enough to fit comfortably in the...
11-06-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,458
Posted By RichardGlover

This is my steel framed long-distance road bike,...

This is my steel framed long-distance road bike, in it's current incarnation.

I switched from SRAM Brake/Shifter controls to BarCon shifters and standard brake levers because they're more...
11-05-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By RichardGlover

Update: I got back on the bike on October 31st,...

Update: I got back on the bike on October 31st, and rode to work, dressed in my PacMan outfit:
...
11-05-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By RichardGlover

They're just jealous because they're paying $$$...

They're just jealous because they're paying $$$ for a gallon of gas.
10-31-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,425
Posted By RichardGlover

Reminds me of the story of the woman who DNFd...

Reminds me of the story of the woman who DNFd Paris-Brest-Paris because of a BB issue. THAT would be heartbreaking.
10-30-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By RichardGlover

I've been off the bike and not running for nearly...

I've been off the bike and not running for nearly two weeks, too. Hurt my lower back - probably from running in minimalist shoes on concrete and asphalt.

I'm hoping to get back on the bike...
10-30-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 869
Posted By RichardGlover

I ride a road bike. The diamond frame design is...

I ride a road bike. The diamond frame design is amazingly sturdy. Just get one with fatter tires and you're golden. Low-to-midrange CX bikes are especially good, since they tend to have rack...
10-28-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By RichardGlover

Love how you find the silver lining in the...

Love how you find the silver lining in the combination of unexpected car repairs and work not done when promised.

:-D
10-25-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By RichardGlover

What, and ruin a perfectly good beer? :beer: ...

What, and ruin a perfectly good beer? :beer:


Seriously, I don't like to remove my chain and put it back on all the time. Links have a finite lifespan, and breaking them open and closing them...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,542
Posted By RichardGlover

I've considered carrying a cell phone jammer in...

I've considered carrying a cell phone jammer in my handlebar bag, but the reality is that, if people's cells suddenly drop signal when they get close to me, they'll try to reconnect rather than set...
10-24-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By RichardGlover

I had a KMC on my road bike until it died on me. ...

I had a KMC on my road bike until it died on me. Replaced it with an SRAM chain.

Chain failures seem to be caused by a few things. Bad install of the master link; screwing up a link when...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,542
Posted By RichardGlover

Check how your cycling gloves are made. ...

Check how your cycling gloves are made. Regardless of what the rest of the shell is made of, all of my cool and cold weather gloves have a terry-cloth patch on the back of the thumb. This isn't...
10-23-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,943
Posted By RichardGlover

Good thing my grandmother taught me how to sew in...

Good thing my grandmother taught me how to sew in replacement zippers.
10-23-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,943
Posted By RichardGlover

It's not how big your zipper is, it's how many...

It's not how big your zipper is, it's how many times you can make it go up before it's useless.
10-23-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,425
Posted By RichardGlover

After looking at all of those great pics, I just...

After looking at all of those great pics, I just have one thing to say:

How bout them Cowboys?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,658
Posted By RichardGlover

You could try sizing your shorts/bibs one larger...

You could try sizing your shorts/bibs one larger or smaller; improperly-sized shorts can cause rubbing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By RichardGlover

If it's a pre-planned route, I carry 1 per hour...

If it's a pre-planned route, I carry 1 per hour between the longest stopping points (controls, rest stops, convenience stores, etc). +1 if it's summertime.

If it's not a pre-planned ride, I carry...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By RichardGlover

Cycling isn't as hard on the joints. It's...

Cycling isn't as hard on the joints.

It's easier to eat and drink on the bike than it is while running.

You can coast on the bike for a bit and catch your breath or stretch out an impending...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,542
Posted By RichardGlover

When marketing whatever it is you decide to...

When marketing whatever it is you decide to market, don't assume that everybody who commutes is an 'eco warrior'. There are a lot of different reasons people commute; eco-warriors just happen to be...
10-22-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By RichardGlover

When I lost a bunch of weight, the local 2nd hand...

When I lost a bunch of weight, the local 2nd hand shop became a regular stop. I'd drop off the clothes that were too big at their back door, then go in the front and buy a few things that did fit.
10-20-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By RichardGlover

Irvine has a bay? Did they annex part of Newport...

Irvine has a bay? Did they annex part of Newport Beach or something?
10-20-12, 03:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,381
Posted By RichardGlover

Pie-eating contests?

Pie-eating contests?
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