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10-28-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By Riveting

N+1 was my answer to toe overlap. My Trek...

N+1 was my answer to toe overlap.

My Trek Madone had overlap that caused me to have enough low speed U-turning falls that the next bike I got had to have zero overlap, or it was a deal breaker....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Riveting

My employer, which had 1000+ employees, and with...

My employer, which had 1000+ employees, and with maybe 20% participation, had a challenge like this in 2016 that lasted a year, but had monthly awards. Thankfully that was the year I was training for...
Forum: Foo
10-26-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,518
Views: 379,440
Posted By Riveting

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 671
Posted By Riveting

At the very beginning of 2020, at age 46, it had...

At the very beginning of 2020, at age 46, it had only been 3 months since I was laying in the ICU battling a partial collapsed lung and Stage 3/4 Lung Cancer, which had metastasized to the lymph and...
10-26-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 20,997
Posted By Riveting

Two dogs on a bike. Murphy in the trunk, Jack in...

Two dogs on a bike. Murphy in the trunk, Jack in the sling.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,108
Posted By Riveting

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and...

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and I know the terrain has no blind side roads with cars pulling out, I'll pedal hard until my cadence tops out, and then I go full aero (but no...
10-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By Riveting

Well I'm currently searching for a home, and my...

Well I'm currently searching for a home, and my realtor knows that one of my deal breakers is that I need to have an area to set up the trainer that's within viewing distance of the main TV in the...
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Riveting

Good luck on your pursuit. Several years ago...

Good luck on your pursuit.

Several years ago at age 44, I got into rando training, with the intent to build up to my first 1,200km. I built up to doing 100km's 2-3 days per week with a 200km every...
10-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,210
Posted By Riveting

In late Jr. High and early high school (1986-88)...

In late Jr. High and early high school (1986-88) I worked in a popular bike shop during the heyday of freestyle bmx era (think Rad!), and I got a great at-cost deal on a new Shogun 10sp, which was my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,663
Posted By Riveting

Nope, a heavier bike just means you'll be going...

Nope, a heavier bike just means you'll be going slower, especially on your ascents. The heavier weight of a bike doesn't dictate how much stronger you'll get while riding it, nor how much weight...
09-14-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,250
Posted By Riveting

I wouldn't take cues from guys wearing pantyhose...

I wouldn't take cues from guys wearing pantyhose to protect them from 60 mph crashes.
09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,103
Posted By Riveting

Here in southern Denver we have the High Line...

Here in southern Denver we have the High Line Canal Trail which is 71 miles long (the first 35 of which is contiguous gravel, the 2nd half is paved) and is a completely segregated (except for a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,558
Posted By Riveting

On the main road bike, I have Di2 (with 15,000...

On the main road bike, I have Di2 (with 15,000 miles logged on it, along with a $300 repair to replace the RD after it failed all of a sudden, for no good reason), but I don't have hydro disc on it....
08-27-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Riveting

Eating a complex carb like a granola bar with...

Eating a complex carb like a granola bar with only 15 miles to go means you probably didn't actually start digesting and absorbing it until after you got home. Try GU or Powerbar gels, because...
08-27-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,324
Posted By Riveting

Any difference in bike weight makes very little...

Any difference in bike weight makes very little difference in maintaining a specific speed on flat ground (assuming all other things are equal, like rider position, tire tread/width/psi). Uphill is a...
08-25-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,546
Posted By Riveting

Could aerodynamic engineering and testing costs...

Could aerodynamic engineering and testing costs be a factor in a higher priced helm?
08-25-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,253
Posted By Riveting

Going from an upright hybrid to any equal quality...

Going from an upright hybrid to any equal quality drop bar road bike will get you significant aero gains, assuming you drop/slam the stem, and then ride in the drops as soon as you hit 17+ mph....
08-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By Riveting

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL
08-14-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,435
Posted By Riveting

Getting the fast roadie bike will give you the...

Getting the fast roadie bike will give you the "option" to ride with a fast roadie group in the future, even though you have no desire to do so at the moment. Better to have it and not need it, than...
08-03-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,612
Posted By Riveting

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't...

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't here to answer this question.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,494
Posted By Riveting

This is possibly the worst recommendation....

This is possibly the worst recommendation. Getting hit in the eye with a thumb sized June bug at 25 mph may blind you permanently, and/or cause you to crash into an innocent. Please always wear eye...
07-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By Riveting

I'm allowed to bring my bike indoors at my...

I'm allowed to bring my bike indoors at my current employer, as well as at my last. That's my favorite incentive.
07-15-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By Riveting

Froome running up Mt Ventoux without his bike ...

Froome running up Mt Ventoux without his bike
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,488
Posted By Riveting

I've been lucky as far as impact crashes go. I've...

I've been lucky as far as impact crashes go. I've only had the 30 mph road rash from a front tire caught in a rut, and mild concussion from going over the bars into a 4 foot deep ditch after the...
07-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Riveting

I also just received and installed my Hilltopper...

I also just received and installed my Hilltopper Sprinter wheel (on my commuter bike) this past weekend, and I also have 3 rides on mine so far. I like that it has a throttle to allow me to just give...
06-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,273
Posted By Riveting

Riding steep technical uphill mtb, I stall and...

Riding steep technical uphill mtb, I stall and fall over just about every time I ride because I'm only going 1-2 mph and the front wheel will contact a rock and not roll over it, causing the bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,535
Posted By Riveting

+1 for the PowerTap G3 Hub. I've got about 15,000...

+1 for the PowerTap G3 Hub. I've got about 15,000 miles on mine (bought a complete wheelset at wheelbuilder.com since I needed a spare wheelset at the time anyway), has always worked flawlessly, is...
06-25-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
Posted By Riveting

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more...

Dill Pickles. I believe I've heard it takes more calories to digest them, than they have in them, so they actually have negative calories. And the salt will replenish your lost electrolytes due to...
06-24-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,841
Posted By Riveting

Why would a cyclist that's catching up to, and...

Why would a cyclist that's catching up to, and then and passing you be considered hot-headed? Don't confuse hot-headed with competitive. Maybe he thought you'd want to race on your girls bike,...
06-16-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,863
Posted By Riveting

I just bought an electric front wheel...

I just bought an electric front wheel (Hilltopper) just so that I can extend my commuting to hopefully 5 days a week, because I also ride 35 miles per day, and my sore knees just need a little help...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,344
Posted By Riveting

In ~2011 (at age 38) I hurt a disc in the lower...

In ~2011 (at age 38) I hurt a disc in the lower back carrying a heavy bag of wet leaves, and couldn't walk for a day or two. A few years went by and things were OK, but I thought any real fitness was...
06-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Riveting

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even...

The Cherry Creek Trail is of my favorites, even it is busy, and therefore somewhat risky, at times.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,052
Posted By Riveting

Get a power meter, ride normally for a few weeks,...

Get a power meter, ride normally for a few weeks, and then analyze your power curve. Then simply increase your power by some number of watts for the desired interval duration that you want to...
05-28-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,765
Posted By Riveting

For chasing Strava segment KOM's, Top 10's, or...

For chasing Strava segment KOM's, Top 10's, or just PR's, I highly recommend VeloViewer.com, $15 a year (US), just 4 cents per day.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By Riveting

SPD shoes with a grippy rubber sole is the only...

SPD shoes with a grippy rubber sole is the only thing I'll ever use. I like to be able to walk confidently when off the bike, whether it be road, mtb or commuting. I can't think of a single advantage...
04-26-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,804
Posted By Riveting

Don't find time to ride. Make time.

Don't find time to ride. Make time.
04-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,636
Views: 600,556
Posted By Riveting

Something to help make going up hills a little...

Something to help make going up hills a little easier...a Wyze Bluetooth bathroom scale with body fat measurement, only $19.99 USD. https://wyze.com/wyze-scale
04-15-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By Riveting

Thank you for saving the Bulgarian, Swiss, and...

Thank you for saving the Bulgarian, Swiss, and Grecian economies.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,971
Posted By Riveting

The nastiest stuff is always on the far right ...

The nastiest stuff is always on the far right (as seen on BF somewhere)
04-11-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,069
Posted By Riveting

I simply hold my breath as I pass people on the...

I simply hold my breath as I pass people on the MUP. A form of hypoxic interval training, I guess.
04-11-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By Riveting

+1 for clip-on aerobars, which are great for...

+1 for clip-on aerobars, which are great for relieving: fatigued hands, wrists, triceps, shoulders, and back. Just don't use them while drafting someone, or riding right next to them, since they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Riveting

So close, but it really needs a black chain,...

So close, but it really needs a black chain, black cassette, and those rim decals removed to be properly murdered out.
Replies: 11
Views: 2,068
Posted By Riveting

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my...

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my first 525km/325mi (24 hr solo, only stopping for food and bio breaks) by riding 5-6 days a week for an entire season (weekday commutes, and weekend...
02-29-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,397
Posted By Riveting

Holy crap, after I was done reading all the posts...

Holy crap, after I was done reading all the posts I was going to post this pic of MY first bike (from 1980-81?), and now you beat me to it! I beat the snot out of that bike. left it in the rain...
02-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,540
Posted By Riveting

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an...

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an epic ride was a flat 10 mile commute to work, then 40 miles with a group, then 70, then 100, then 200, then it was a 325 mile 24 hr solo ride, then it...
02-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 960
Posted By Riveting

2016 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2)...

2016 Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2) 180km/111mi 13,678' https://www.strava.com/activities/683123416
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Riveting

I wouldn't expect any repair/service center...

I wouldn't expect any repair/service center (bike, auto, etc..) to take it upon themselves to replace old parts with new parts during the repair, unless it was discussed up front that the repairman...
02-20-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,572
Posted By Riveting

Cold = 5 F (for a 35 minute dry commute) where...

Cold = 5 F (for a 35 minute dry commute) where nose breathing makes the moisture in your nostrils frozen and crunchy. I can't imagine -20F
Hot = ~104 F (in Denver where we routinely get single digit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,197
Posted By Riveting

I looked at buying a house with a central vacuum...

I looked at buying a house with a central vacuum system and it was included in the price of the house :)
02-05-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,270
Posted By Riveting

Hoppy IPA's are my reward for the 30 mile rides,...

Hoppy IPA's are my reward for the 30 mile rides, and smoky scotch (Laphroaig) for the centuries.
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