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10-04-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,890
Posted By donm1967

Ride done ! The weather forecast called for...

Ride done !
The weather forecast called for rain in the morning, thunderstorms in the afternoon. It was raining on the drive there, but the on ride we didn't get a single drop.
First 75 was good,...
09-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By 10 Wheels

OP. You most likely Pinched the tube when...

OP. You most likely Pinched the tube when installing the tire.
I did that one morning when installing new tubes and tires onto New Wheels.
Both of them Blew.
09-25-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,995
Posted By jolathe

Another thing I like about clipless pedals is...

Another thing I like about clipless pedals is that they put your foot in the right spot on the pedal each time. With flat pedals you have to fiddle with your feet on the pedals, lifting them up and...
09-25-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,995
Posted By Ironfish653

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's...

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's more pushing forward over the top of the stroke, and pulling back across the bottom. Pulling up with one leg while pushing down with the other is...
09-25-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,995
Posted By PeteHski

Countless studies have shown that this is not...

Countless studies have shown that this is not what actually happens, even with pro cyclists. There is no significant power produced on the upstroke. So don't go expecting an improvement in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By jolathe

I fold back the cuffs at the bottom so I donít...

I fold back the cuffs at the bottom so I donít have to fight their grippers pulling them on, once on I fold the cuffs back down.
09-19-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,890
Posted By PeteHski

I would do another long ride next weekend (say...

I would do another long ride next weekend (say 50-60 miles) and then take it easy in the final week. But still ride a little during the week, short rides but fairly high tempo to prime your systems....
09-16-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,890
Posted By Maelochs

If I just wanted to be able to say "I did it"...

If I just wanted to be able to say "I did it" even if I did it badly .... I'd just go for it.

Maybe I would send the last 25 miles hating myself, life, cycling, everyone who asked it I was okay,...
09-15-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By base2

It's mostly imagination. But, also some...

It's mostly imagination. But, also some differences in bike geometry.

In mountain bikes you generally have lots of leverage over a long lever so steering inputs are easy & smooth over a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,954
Posted By caloso

Since I already have a ton of bib shorts, I just...

Since I already have a ton of bib shorts, I just wear generic running tights over bibs.
07-18-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 935
Posted By wolfchild

It's pointless to remove the factory lube and...

It's pointless to remove the factory lube and then re-apply your own lube all over again...Just leave the the factory lube on until it wears off.
06-28-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,852
Posted By livedarklions

It wouldn't be for me, it's just not a big enough...

It wouldn't be for me, it's just not a big enough difference in exertion to exhaust me much faster. I'm just going to take a little longer to cover the same distance with the heavier bike. Since...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,999
Posted By fishboat

Sorry to see. It's steel..it's repairable. ...

Sorry to see.

It's steel..it's repairable. If not that road, then there's plenty of used ones available.
05-04-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,560
Posted By wolfchild

5 pages and not even one reply from OP. This...

5 pages and not even one reply from OP. This thread is a success..
05-03-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,560
Posted By hubcyclist

No, you just go slower and it would be the same...

No, you just go slower and it would be the same effort. Cycling isn't weight lifting, it's an aerobic activity
12-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By Reflector Guy

"Cagers". :rolleyes:

"Cagers". :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,993
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done it a few times when I had no qualms...

I've done it a few times when I had no qualms about the safety of the situation. Depends on lots of factors.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,265
Posted By nycphotography

Warm feet start at the calves, warm fingers start...

Warm feet start at the calves, warm fingers start at the core.

Arm warmers help the fingers stay warm. Tall wool socks, thermal full tights, and warm boots help the toes stay warm.

How much of...
09-07-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,502
Posted By Leisesturm

No, it is not germane to this conversation. We...

No, it is not germane to this conversation. We can start a general thread about cell phone use but we do not know that cell phone use played any part in
THIS accident. TBH with this little known...
09-06-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,502
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Let's also forget that there is no evidence that...

Let's also forget that there is no evidence that phone use is even involved in this sad event. But at least for a few posters, lack of evidence and facts, let alone laws are of no concern when...
09-01-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

It's actually really steamy in goretex. Have...

It's actually really steamy in goretex. Have tried it a couple times and too hot. Would rather just get wet or not go
08-25-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,577
Posted By pdlamb

And to fuel those workouts, make sure you consume...

And to fuel those workouts, make sure you consume plenty of antioxidants, phytochemicals, bioflavonoids, and what other buzzwords did I forget?
08-10-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,461
Posted By njkayaker

Yes. Turning your head increases the coverage....

Yes. Turning your head increases the coverage. The same thing is true for mirrors in your car. But since car mirrors are much bigger (and farther away), it's not quite as necessary,


No. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,739
Posted By MoAlpha

If the combination of skin flora and glove...

If the combination of skin flora and glove material is right, no amount of soap and water is going to make an appreciable difference. In that case, the options are a soak with a real bactericide or...
07-22-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,620
Posted By livedarklions

That's not what I was talking about. I hate...

That's not what I was talking about. I hate these threads where people try to judge the actions of a dead cyclist. I think it's a pretty disgusting exercise where self-appointed "experts" blow gas...
07-18-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,387
Posted By wolfchild

Change the tube, pump it up and continue riding.

Change the tube, pump it up and continue riding.
07-15-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,620
Posted By genejockey

Even at 30, someone pulls a U-turn close enough,...

Even at 30, someone pulls a U-turn close enough, you're screwed. Nowhere to go, no time to do it in. A door, you might dodge, but a car?
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,266
Posted By Toadmeister

I would recommend not being concerned with speed....

I would recommend not being concerned with speed. Instead focus on comfort and time outdoors enjoying your ride.

in time you’ll want to do more, further, longer, and faster.
07-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By DrIsotope

Just sounds like you outrode your current...

Just sounds like you outrode your current conditioning. Elevated core temperature would seem to indicate you got mild heatstroke/dehydration. Just keep drinking-- lots.

My wife does not manage...
06-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,798
Posted By hillyman

I got no problem with speed. But a 20 mile ride...

I got no problem with speed. But a 20 mile ride is a great accomplishment and averaging 14 mph in 5 or 6 months is pretty dang good I think. Speed will come if that's the goal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,620
Posted By cb400bill

Let's not turn this thread into another frame...

Let's not turn this thread into another frame material choice/argument thread. Thank you.
05-24-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,139
Posted By nomadmax

Ride your bike outside and stop watching the...

Ride your bike outside and stop watching the "statistics". You're at the point in your life where cycling should be enjoyable and make you healthy and strong for the other parts of your life....
04-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,404
Posted By hillyman

Throw away the speedometer. Life is not a race...

Throw away the speedometer. Life is not a race unless your in a race. Just enjoy the ride
04-12-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,032
Posted By gear64

I have few issues with MUPs in general. They are...

I have few issues with MUPs in general. They are what they are, a collective resource. Mostly an open green space with regard to the ones I ride here, and I generally expect the unexpected. I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By eduskator

They say there's no such thing as a stupid...

They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but what a stupid question...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,060
Posted By woodcraft

Flair: "a sense of style; dash" Flare: "a...

Flair: "a sense of style; dash"

Flare: "a curving outward"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ogsarg

1. start riding 2. move lever 3. see what...

1. start riding
2. move lever
3. see what happens.
4. repeat as needed with other levers/directions
02-07-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,375
Posted By alcjphil

Bike specifications are often subject to change...

Bike specifications are often subject to change during a model run. Something as simple as a set of tires can change overall bike weight not to mention the rest of the components. All this and...
01-31-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By livedarklions

And more driving. If you look at the rate of...

And more driving. If you look at the rate of fatalities per million, it troughs during the Great Recession. Otherwise, it's largely a pattern of spikes and drops between 3 and 4 deaths per million. ...
01-31-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,353
Posted By livedarklions

More drivers, more cyclists. More crashes. The...

More drivers, more cyclists. More crashes. The article doesn't contain enough data to get more sophisticated than that.
01-28-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,868
Posted By genec

And right there you are exemplifying the typical...

And right there you are exemplifying the typical mindset of the average motorist when they encounter a cyclist "using their road." "It's all too overwhelming for the conditions..." SIGH.

Slow...
12-10-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,146
Posted By livedarklions

I find the uninformed post-mortems based on the...

I find the uninformed post-mortems based on the sketchy information publicly available quite distasteful. This always degenerates into a debate over whether or not to blame the dead guy, and I don't...
12-03-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,170
Posted By shelbyfv

P&R:twitchy:

P&R:twitchy:
10-31-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,069
Posted By CAT7RDR

Route selection is critical as is time of day and...

Route selection is critical as is time of day and traffic peaks. You might also consider making yourself as visible as possible i.e. daytime running lights, safety vest and commanding the lane when...
10-25-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,696
Posted By Milton Keynes

Those responsible for sacking the people who have...

Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.
10-23-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,804
Posted By livedarklions

He's backpedalling.

He's backpedalling.
08-03-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,481
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

( SPINNAKER ) gave the perfect advice. You...

( SPINNAKER ) gave the perfect advice.

You are doing great. You are riding in JUNE, JULY, and AUGUST and you are riding in an area that is not flat.

Kitty, use all the LOW gears as...
08-02-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,481
Posted By spinnaker

NOPE! Horrible advice. You know nothing about the...

NOPE! Horrible advice. You know nothing about the OP.

The only good part about it is setting a goal. But make it a reasonable one that you know you can attain . Pick a hill that you aren't able...
07-17-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,292
Posted By Rick

People are not seeing what they don't expect to...

People are not seeing what they don't expect to see. I have trained myself to look for every sign, pedestrian, bicyclist, dog and rodent etc. This takes practice. When riding in congested areas I...
07-05-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,027
Posted By MikeyMK

They have the right to the road, like anyone....

They have the right to the road, like anyone. They don't have to use the sidewalk any more than you have to use the cycle lane.

Yes they're a pain in the asre for you, I guess, but it is what it...
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