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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By Mojo31

Loss of consortium has to do with your relations...

Loss of consortium has to do with your relations with your spouse, that is, your sex life. Are you suggesting that that is affected by a loss of a bike?

Some would say that the loss of a bike...
08-02-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Fox | Gravel Bikepacking Event with a Tandem

We stepped into the unknown with The Fox (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/wolf-about ) (formally The Heck Epic). The Fox for 2022 was a 2-day, self-supported, 140-mile, gravel bikepacking race and we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,820
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Mate, check the post, I was replying to Larry! :)...

Mate, check the post, I was replying to Larry! :)

I absolutely respect your achievements - we would get along in person. If you ever pop over to my neck of the woods, we could have a few rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By Sy Reene

If the chain isn't worn, my bet would be on...

If the chain isn't worn, my bet would be on derailleur hangar being bent a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,581
Posted By datlas

Done. Even my cat approves. ...

Done. Even my cat approves.


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03-05-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,795
Posted By bampilot06

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I...

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I crash. Finished 20 out of 87. Officially hooked.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,561
Posted By Koyote

I'm looking at the wheel(s) immediately in front...

I'm looking at the wheel(s) immediately in front of me, and keeping my peripheral vision further forward so that I won't be caught unawares when the pack (or paceline) slows, rounds a corner, dodges...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,048
Posted By Psimet2001

No. The imbalance is too small. I have been...

No. The imbalance is too small.

I have been asked this so many times it kind of naturally makes my eyes roll but to play along i will say the following: I do not have the time to do calculations...
02-22-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,795
Posted By caloso

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been...

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been dragging him to races since he was little, and he was always game, but never super in to it. He was doing pretty well with soccer up till high school. He...
02-10-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17,063
Views: 1,198,422
Posted By revchuck

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running...

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running about three years ago, FTP went from 260+ to 225. About two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer (multiple myeloma) and started chemo, power went down...
02-06-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,345
Posted By SalsaShark

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems...

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems easy enough, no?
01-15-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,926
Posted By 7up

This is my Schwinn Mini-Twinn ...

This is my Schwinn Mini-Twinn

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12-21-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,665
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good idea! Updating my post no. 28: Our team...

Good idea! Updating my post no. 28:
Our team age is now 148 and we are still at it on the same bike, our beloved 2003 CoMotion Speedster. We went out on a 42 mile 1900' group ride this past Sunday,...
11-02-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 30,308
Posted By MMSteffey

Just returned from the Santana Greek Isles...

Just returned from the Santana Greek Isles Adventure. We're experienced with other outfitters, first time Santana, single bike riders (1 E bike, 1 Hybrid)/human bike).
The good: fun and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,380
Posted By RChung

The #1 rule of buying a power meter is: unless...

The #1 rule of buying a power meter is: unless you have a really really good reason, avoid low serial numbers.

Rule #1B: never predicate a purchasing decision on an as-yet unreleased product. They...
07-31-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,926
Posted By Force

Hello all, I normally hang out in the Classic &...

Hello all, I normally hang out in the Classic & Vintage section of the forum, but recently bought this Mel Pinto Special tandem from the mid-80s. In the process of getting it up and running. This is...
07-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,751
Posted By sapporoguy

Our tandem X-country so far; team age, 127

Tandem friends:

I wasn't sure we'd make it past the Sierra Nevada, self-supported on our Co-Mo Speedster and both of us in our 60s. But we find ourselves in Kansas, my wife of 42 years and I, on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By cxwrench

That's just stupid. If it's not working correctly...

That's just stupid. If it's not working correctly you fix it, not 'adjust your pedal stroke'.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 410,525
Posted By LAJ

Now that there is some funny ****. Nicely done.

Now that there is some funny ****. Nicely done.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,262
Posted By botto

yes?

yes?
04-27-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,795
Posted By gsteinb

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to...

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to this old girl. My house has been like an episode of the good place the past several days.

16 years

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,613
Posted By caloso

Do form sprints in a parking lot or low traffic...

Do form sprints in a parking lot or low traffic road. Out of the saddle and wind it up, but only with about 80% effort. Really focus on form and front-to-back balance. You'll feel it. Then start...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,247
Posted By caloso

When I get vaccinated. The only persons I've...

When I get vaccinated. The only persons I've ridden with in the last 12 months are my wife and kids. We've had some racing: local road and XC time trial series, plus some CX racing with CV-19...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By Elvo

So you have to unlock your phone, wait for the...

So you have to unlock your phone, wait for the horn app to open, then tap the horn button? How is that faster than depressing a bell ringer?
01-21-21, 12:43 PM
11-22-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By born2pdl

Thank You

Starting this Thanksgiving week. I'm thankful for y'all, for your support and help to one another. I'm thankful for my lovely wife of 32 years (not a record but a pretty good start), and ~18k tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,382
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Having multiple gears is a step away from...

​​​​​​Having multiple gears is a step away from pure biking too, but so worth it. Even though I'm relying on this bizarre little machine invented by the French using cables and springs. Hell, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,382
Posted By rsbob

Why do the Brits drink warm beer? Lucas...

Why do the Brits drink warm beer? Lucas refrigerators.
10-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,595
Posted By Magnum PI

That was then, and this is now. We call the...

That was then, and this is now. We call the Cannondale "The Diesel" because of our aging motors and our reduced training miles.
...
09-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,595
Posted By noglider

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First...

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First I let my kid and kid's wife ride it, and you can see them smiling pretty big on it.

Good thing I got them to shoot pictures of us, because now I...
08-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,926
Posted By sarahbruce

Finally made all the necessary adjustments and...

Finally made all the necessary adjustments and upgrades and we all went for a shakedown ride! 11.2 miles and everything worked as it should. Raleigh Companion and Burley Piccolo-
...
07-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,449
Posted By torger

My best tandem hack was to build our own tandem...

My best tandem hack was to build our own tandem wheels. I built aero wheels based on lightbicycle rims, which could be ordered custom-reinforced for tandem use and could thus get tandem aero wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By rubiksoval

Electrical tape.

Electrical tape.
06-23-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7,012
Views: 508,795
Posted By TMonk

On a separate note... We got married!!! Last...

On a separate note... We got married!!! Last Wednesday. Took the rest of the week off to visit Napa valley and do some (socially distant) tasting and fine dining. Our original wedding date was...
06-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,926
Posted By tgot

The Double-double

Here's the first iteration of "the Double-Double", as I called it.
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Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,276
Posted By big john

Caution and/or common sense doesn't equal fear....

Caution and/or common sense doesn't equal fear. It amazes me how many experts there are everywhere. The thing is killing 10,000 Americans per week, not to mention sickness and possible long term lung...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,979
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here's how to think about reducing infection...

Here's how to think about reducing infection risk, IMO . . .

What's the path for the virus to get into your body? Basically, through your facial orifices. That's what you need to protect. As they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,945
Posted By Psimet2001

10 years and counting

September 16. 2009 I officially filed to make PSIMET a business.

The business grew from the early interactions I had here. I would be remiss if I didn't celebrate the 10th anniversary of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,111
Posted By asgelle

And how will people learn? I'm grateful for the...

And how will people learn? I'm grateful for the advice I got from more experienced riders.
08-23-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 68,727
Posted By patentcad

If the definition of 'pro' is actually making a...

If the definition of 'pro' is actually making a living from your sport, half the pros in America aren't even pros.
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