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03-06-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I was literally just about to subscribe to...

I was literally just about to subscribe to FloBikes so I could watch all the spring classics. :(
03-06-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Mitchelton-Scott are going the Zwift route. ...

Mitchelton-Scott are going the Zwift route. Gravel ride with some of their top tier this Sunday morning at 6am Eastern time U.S.
If anyone would like to join, I plan on riding. Shoot me a PM and...
03-05-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Sad for the teams, fans, and the benefit the...

Sad for the teams, fans, and the benefit the races bring to the regions. But completely the correct decision.

I honestly think Zwift could step up and if not save the day, at least provide a bit...
03-02-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Italian races are a GO! ...

Italian races are a GO! (https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/strade-bianche-tirreno-adriatico-and-milan-san-remo-to-go-ahead-despite-coronavirus-concerns/)

Looks like we'll get to see the one day...
02-21-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I think it depends on the amount of pure climbing...

I think it depends on the amount of pure climbing in the GTs. If they keep having them be simply a show of a couple of sprint stages and a bunch of mountain top finishes, pure climbers like Bernal...
02-21-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Remco Evenepoel shows some real class

There are more important things than this victory (https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/evenepoel-there-are-more-important-things-in-life-than-this-victory/)

Been a fan of his for a while, but this...
02-17-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,500
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Those are Ketone supplements used by J-V team. ...

Those are Ketone supplements used by J-V team. They supposedly spare glycogen by getting the body to convert fat into a more immediately usable form of energy for higher % efforts than fat would...
02-13-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,500
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Totally depends on the methods used. Banking...

Totally depends on the methods used.
Banking some of your own red cells to re-inject before a major race? No issue at all, really. After a few days, your body is back to homeostasis. ...
02-07-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,433
Posted By Riv-Lantis

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02-06-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,500
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I think that's plays a large part as well. ...

I think that's plays a large part as well.
There'll be a sacrificial lamb every now and again to show how they're cleaning the sport up, but there will normally be a nod and a wink toward the...
02-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,500
Posted By Riv-Lantis

That reminds me of Dave Zabriskie riding a fixed...

That reminds me of Dave Zabriskie riding a fixed gear up a mountain with Floyd Landis for the State Bicycle video. He pretty much says you work so hard to get to that level and then find out it's...
02-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,500
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I'd say that 90% number is probably about right. ...

I'd say that 90% number is probably about right. Maybe a bit on the low side if just considering World Tour level teams. I'd venture that every one of those teams has a program.
I've gotten to...
02-05-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,433
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I can totally get where you're coming from with...

I can totally get where you're coming from with GMBN. I like all of their presenters and I think they have good content. I'm not much of a tech guy, since I like my bikes to be as simple and...
02-04-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,433
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Likely a casualty of youtube and other online...

Likely a casualty of youtube and other online content. GMBN/GCN and the like are getting to be my main sources of bike goodness.
01-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I work on Mercedes for a living. They have a...

I work on Mercedes for a living. They have a reputation in the states for being a high end product with a lot of history behind it. People pay a hefty premium for the privilege to drive what they...
12-10-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,293
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Agreed about VdP, but I wonder if we'll ever see...

Agreed about VdP, but I wonder if we'll ever see another rider with the all-around ability to win GT and major one day races again. Cadel won the WC and the Tour, but I'm thinking those days might...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,987
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I've set up a couple of the NuVinci hubs, and I...

I've set up a couple of the NuVinci hubs, and I really like them for the cool feel of the infinitely variable gear ratios within the range of the hub. But like you said, it's not as wide of a range...
07-19-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,167
Posted By Riv-Lantis

The main problem with falling back on the...

The main problem with falling back on the integrity argument is that it assumes there was a certain period when things were perfect (or at least as close as possible) to serve as the bedrock against...
Forum: Southeast
07-01-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,139
Posted By Riv-Lantis

It's been a few years since I've climbed...

It's been a few years since I've climbed Brasstown, but there are the basics at the visitor's center. I think there were a few vending machines and maybe a concession stand, but no real food. Good...
05-17-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Been running the Surly spacers/cog on my...

Been running the Surly spacers/cog on my Cross-Check for about 6 years now on a wheel built up on XT hubs. No issues at all in many thousands of commuting and fitness riding miles.
05-15-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Been running a 48-17 for a while with a cheapy...

Been running a 48-17 for a while with a cheapy freewheel. I'm going to put a 16 on it and ride that for a while before I spend $$ on a White Industries freewheel. I know I can push the bigger gear...
Forum: Southeast
05-11-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Ride of Silence this Wednesday in Atlanta

Hi all,
just wanted to spread the word on a Ride of Silence leaving from Decatur Square this Wednesday, 5/15 at 7pm. Bruce Hagen of Bike Law GA will be hosting an even after the ride at their HQ...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,032
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Second the Chrome bags. I've commuted with a...

Second the Chrome bags. I've commuted with a Prawn roll-top bag for 8 years or so and never had a drop of water get inside any of the pockets through the worst GA thunderstorms. Even the two...
Forum: Southeast
05-07-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Forgiveness > Permission. As long as we...

Forgiveness > Permission.

As long as we don't treat it like a race, we should be fine.
Forum: Southeast
04-30-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I'm in if you want to ride it. I always ride out...

I'm in if you want to ride it. I always ride out from Decatur the morning of the race to watch the wheelchair and elites. It would be fun to get a good sized group to ride the course the night...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,189
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Have to agree with Bellingham. Living car free...

Have to agree with Bellingham. Living car free is one of the reasons we moved here. Got here in late October of last year and haven't used a half tank of gas since. I can get to the gym where I...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Warm rain: Just my normal cycling gear and...

Warm rain:
Just my normal cycling gear and change when I get to work. My cycling gear is dry by the time I get ready to ride back home.

Cold rain:
Neoprene shoe covers
Rain pants with the...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-07, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,057
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I use a Topeak rack and MTX DXP trunk bag on my...

I use a Topeak rack and MTX DXP trunk bag on my Cross Check. It's a large trunk bag that clips onto the rack, and has zip down panniers that bungee cord to the sides of the rack.

The panniers...
09-14-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By Riv-Lantis

We've visited Bellingham before. That's what...

We've visited Bellingham before. That's what made us decide to move there. Easy bike commuting, plenty of public transportation, easy Amtrak to Seattle and Vancouver, and a very progressive...
09-14-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Not quite right. I'll put my bike in the car...

Not quite right.

I'll put my bike in the car and take it to work, then ride it the 35 miles home. Then I'll get up early in the morning and ride my bike the 35 miles to work and then drive home. ...
09-11-07, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Bellingham, Washington. I took a job with the...

Bellingham, Washington. I took a job with the WSDOT Bellingham office.

Looking forward to getting somewhere that cycling (especially utility cycling) isn't considered a 4 letter word.
09-11-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Living rural and trying to be car-lite is tough. ...

Living rural and trying to be car-lite is tough.

I have to commute to my job, which is 35 miles away. And all shopping is at least 10-15 miles away. But we still manage to use the bikes for as...
Forum: Foo
09-11-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,779
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Stress and depression knocked me down from what...

Stress and depression knocked me down from what would have been a great "score".

Oh, well.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I ride whenever I want, as safely and as...

I ride whenever I want, as safely and as predictably as I can. Anything beyond that is beyond my control.

But I do feel safer riding at night than during the day simply because of the less...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Riv-Lantis

konarocky, my transition has been very similar to...

konarocky, my transition has been very similar to yours. I began riding for the competition, then transfered over to commuting and "utility" cycling.

My transition began when I would look around...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-07, 08:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,024
Posted By Riv-Lantis

First thing, I definately WOULD NOT filter up the...

First thing, I definately WOULD NOT filter up the right side of the left turn lane like you did in the first video even if it's legal where you live. Drivers simply aren't looking for someone...
09-10-07, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Another thing to consider is when the vast...

Another thing to consider is when the vast majority of people would charge their vehicles. Most would charge at night, during off-peak hours.

Since electric utilities can't easily "throttle"...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-07, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Riv-Lantis

That's almost my exact procedure, exept I use...

That's almost my exact procedure, exept I use Pedro's citrus degreaser instead of paint thinner. Combined with a Sram chain that I can just snap apart, I can keep a chain looking like new for quite...
09-07-07, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I'm not car free, but my wife and I are as car...

I'm not car free, but my wife and I are as car light as we can possibly be in middle Georgia. I have a long-ish commute to work. My wife's a teacher.

We went from 2 cars and each of us driving...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,159
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I like those temps between about 40-50f because...

I like those temps between about 40-50f because for short trips I don't even have to put on any cycling specific clothes.

I have found that wool>all when it comes to dressing for the real cold. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,159
Posted By Riv-Lantis

PNW. Bellingham, Washington to be exact. Need...

PNW. Bellingham, Washington to be exact. Need to get somewhere more progressive than Georgia.

We've also thought about Anchorage for the snowy winters and the scenery in Alaska. We've...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 10:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,159
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Heat or cold...which one to do prefer?

Even though we're in the grip of a hellish August, cooler weather is right around the corner. And to top it off, we're about to move to a MUCH colder climate than our native Georgia.

So which...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,721
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Agreed. I feel much safer riding at night when...

Agreed. I feel much safer riding at night when the cars are few and far between and I'm sure to be seen due to being lit up like a Christmas tree.

I wear a helmet mount headlight, so I can shine...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-07, 07:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,156
Posted By Riv-Lantis

Thank Jesus, Ra, Buddah, Allah, Thor, Vishnu, and...

Thank Jesus, Ra, Buddah, Allah, Thor, Vishnu, and any other entitiy that I can think of at the time.

This heat is killing me.
08-16-07, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,862
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I think I'd tell them as much in a nice message...

I think I'd tell them as much in a nice message across the hood of that Prius with an allen wrench from my multi-tool.
08-07-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By Riv-Lantis

The Dekalb Farmer's Market? I shop there...

The Dekalb Farmer's Market? I shop there whenever I make my way to the Brickstore Pub. :beer:

We're getting HAMMERED by the heat this week. 98-101 all week. The 10 day forcast doesn't even have...
08-01-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I livw in middle GA, and the hottest day for me...

I livw in middle GA, and the hottest day for me so far is around 97. With at least that much humidity.

We usually hover right around 90 all summer. Thankfully, I can sense that fall is...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Riv-Lantis

I really think Tesla is on the right track. ...

I really think Tesla is on the right track. They're going into the market with a viable car with HUGE performance and over 200 miles per charge. They're not trying to meet a mass market price point...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Riv-Lantis

But even if we used nothing but fossil fuels to...

But even if we used nothing but fossil fuels to make the electricity, an EV is still nearly 3 times as energy efficient because it's vastly more efficient to make electricity with fossil fuels than...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,277
Posted By Riv-Lantis

The oil industry, and their biggest cheer leader,...

The oil industry, and their biggest cheer leader, the Big 3 in Detroit.

Whenever Congress gets it's collective thumb from it's rectum long enough to write a meaningful piece of fuel economy...
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