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08-13-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By highrpm

I have a Trek hybrid. I love it. I ride it in...

I have a Trek hybrid. I love it. I ride it in the city and on gravel roads. The 32mm tires are skinny enough to feel fast but wide enough to provide a little cushion.
05-17-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By highrpm

It will be hard to find a usable bike for $250. ...

It will be hard to find a usable bike for $250. Much better to just use the bike you own now. Maybe add some cheap aero bars.

If you like tris and want to keep doing them, save up some more...
05-02-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,952
Posted By highrpm

Before I got my Trek hybrid in 2015, I owned my...

Before I got my Trek hybrid in 2015, I owned my Magna mountain bike for 25 years. The Trek is 4 years old now and still rides great, but I do get the occasional idea about getting a gravel bike. I...
08-28-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,305
Posted By highrpm

On family rides, I load all the bikes together...

On family rides, I load all the bikes together into the back of the van. They all got most of their little dings and scratches from my loading and unloading. I agree with a lot of the earlier posts...
08-24-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By highrpm

I've actually fit five bikes in the back of my...

I've actually fit five bikes in the back of my Dodge minivan. It was tight but they fit. So you should be fine with four bikes and a few bags.
05-08-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,716
Posted By highrpm

I forgot to mention that I swapped the regular...

I forgot to mention that I swapped the regular tires on my FX for the Bontrager CX3's that come on the cyclocross bikes now. On cement they're okay, but much better on gravel and dirt than the stock...
05-08-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,716
Posted By highrpm

I've been checking out the new gravel bikes from...

I've been checking out the new gravel bikes from Trek. I have a Trek FX right now, the 7.4 with a carbon front fork. Yeah the gravel bikes are nice, but they do appear very similar to the hybrid I...
04-11-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,855
Posted By highrpm

If I stare at a solo rider like you described,...

If I stare at a solo rider like you described, half the time it's because I think I may know them but I'm not sure since they're wearing a helmet and sunglasses.
03-22-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By highrpm

Very interesting trip reports on that site. I...

Very interesting trip reports on that site. I remember one dude that rode from Alaska to Miami over three months. Good reading.
01-25-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,792
Posted By highrpm

It's definitely more fun to ride when you do it...

It's definitely more fun to ride when you do it often because you're always in shape to ride then. You can ride faster and longer.


Look at it the other way. If you are happy with your fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,637
Posted By highrpm

I really like Zwift. There were more than 6,000...

I really like Zwift. There were more than 6,000 people online last weekend together.


And like folks already mentioned, you are seriously dropping the hammer when you get on there. My friends...
01-04-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,378
Posted By highrpm

I bought a used Kinetic Road Machine on...

I bought a used Kinetic Road Machine on craigslist for $150. And I got the Kinetic inride sensor for $50 on Amazon. That got me up and running on Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,562
Posted By highrpm

I have the Kinetic with the inride smart power...

I have the Kinetic with the inride smart power sensor. I bought the Kinetic used on craigslist and it's been great.


One of my friends has the same setup. He also has a power meter on his...
Forum: Triathlon
12-07-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By highrpm

I've been working on getting my running speeds up...

I've been working on getting my running speeds up too this year. Two suggestions:


Replace one of your 30 minute sessions with a longer run, at least once per week. A long run meaning around...
11-02-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,359
Posted By highrpm

I can still ride comfortably in shorts in the...

I can still ride comfortably in shorts in the 40s. Once the temps hit 40 or below, my knees start to feel it.
10-10-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,954
Posted By highrpm

Earlier in this post, someone mentioned that 60...

Earlier in this post, someone mentioned that 60 miles on dirt feels like 100 miles on gravel/dirt. It feels that way to me too.


I always ride slower on dirt despite the same effort and the...
09-22-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,646
Posted By highrpm

You could have always turned the phone to vibrate...

You could have always turned the phone to vibrate and not texted anything until you were done.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By highrpm

Do a lunch ride. You'll get some miles and it...

Do a lunch ride. You'll get some miles and it will get you away from the computer for a while too.
09-19-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,436
Posted By highrpm

My buddy has one on his hybrid. He's been...

My buddy has one on his hybrid. He's been watching and waiting for it for years now, and finally got it this past summer when they started to ram up production.


The bike does feel heavy with...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By highrpm

Bontrager CX3 tire on my hybrid?

I have a Trek FX 7.4 with the AW1 tires. I mostly used it to commute ad ride paved roads in the past.

This year I started to ride the dirt roads near my house a little more.

My AW1tires are...
09-05-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By highrpm

Usually the bike feels new for the first year. I...

Usually the bike feels new for the first year. I do my best to keep it spotless. I don't like to get it dusty or wet. It still has that new bike shine in my eyes.


By year two, I usually treat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,473
Posted By highrpm

I rode up Pikes Peak earlier this summer. The...

I rode up Pikes Peak earlier this summer. The way down was very fast, 40+mph for miles and miles. I was flying!


I was surprised at how weak my rim brakes felt. The bike would start to...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,294
Posted By highrpm

My Trek hybrid is an awesome commuter bike. The...

My Trek hybrid is an awesome commuter bike. The 32mm tires are perfect for roads. It's light enough. And that flat bar is great for the constant stop-and-go in the city. It's my only bike right...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,443
Posted By highrpm

I like your idea about prioritizing the cycling...

I like your idea about prioritizing the cycling to work. And 10 miles each way is a good ride.
08-25-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By highrpm

Good luck OP. This summer, at one point, I...

Good luck OP. This summer, at one point, I really picked up my biking and running when I started to train for a triathlon. My legs felt exactly as you described, like I was wading through water or...
08-17-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By highrpm

I like backpacks. The bike still feels light...

I like backpacks. The bike still feels light when I wear the weight, rather than when I put that weight on the bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,039
Posted By highrpm

I think the magazine is decent. Yes they had a...

I think the magazine is decent. Yes they had a lot of e-bike content in there. But it looked like a one-time thing.


Last month's issue had some cool trip ideas. That one I liked.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By highrpm

Here's a shot of my ride on Mingus Mountain, near...

Here's a shot of my ride on Mingus Mountain, near Jerome. Beautiful country out there.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=576078&stc=1&d=1502674000
08-10-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,073
Posted By highrpm

On shorter rides I usually just bring water with...

On shorter rides I usually just bring water with me. For longer rides, I alternate between drinking water and Gatorade.


I also drink a bunch of Gatorade after my ride is done. It feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By highrpm

I was just near the Sedona and Cottonwood area a...

I was just near the Sedona and Cottonwood area a few weeks ago. I rode 89A through Jerome. Also very scenic and less busy than Sedona.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By highrpm

I have to say that I'm surprised by this fact. ...

I have to say that I'm surprised by this fact.


I do see a lot of cyclists, but usually I read articles about how bike stores are always shutting down so I assumed sales were down. I guess it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,163
Posted By highrpm

Like others said, Cyclemeter works awesome during...

Like others said, Cyclemeter works awesome during the rides. And after, I upload the data to Strava and get on for the KOM, comparisons, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,079
Posted By highrpm

Usually in my SUV, I lay down the rear seats and...

Usually in my SUV, I lay down the rear seats and just lay the bike down with wheels attached.

I do have a fork stand mounted in there for the days that I am carrying people and the 60 part of...
08-03-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By highrpm

If you're only going off-road a little bit, then...

If you're only going off-road a little bit, then a hybrid is fine. My wife just got the Trek FX3. It's relatively lightweight. It has 32mm tires so it can handle city streets and a little bit of...
08-03-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,408
Posted By highrpm

I know that most advice is focused on spending...

I know that most advice is focused on spending more time on the bike, but I think that doing other exercises helped me to get faster on the bike.

OP, what you may want to try is to buy a set of 5...
Forum: Touring
07-25-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,598
Posted By highrpm

OP, I like your approach. You had something you...

OP, I like your approach. You had something you wanted to try. You did try it and decided it wasn't for you. Nothing wrong with that.


BTW I'm younger than you. I camped A LOT over the past 40...
07-25-17, 06:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,708
Posted By highrpm

My longest ride, by far, so far has been the ride...

My longest ride, by far, so far has been the ride up Pikes Peak I did about a week ago. It took me longer than five hours to go up and down.


I ate a banana for breakfast that morning. During...
07-25-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,297
Posted By highrpm

Every sport and hobby is like this. There is...

Every sport and hobby is like this. There is always something newer and nicer to buy.


Let's say that you go out and spend $15,000 on a top-of the line Madone or whatever. Well next year,...
07-24-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By highrpm

I just rode up Pikes Peak a week ago. I brought...

I just rode up Pikes Peak a week ago. I brought my hybrid bike with me. I came directly from Michigan so I was not used to the altitude.


My advice is to take your time and ride slower than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By highrpm

I literally laughed out loud at this one, with...

I literally laughed out loud at this one, with the pin the numbers quote!


I did a triathlon with some friends two months ago and we're still debating our times.


When I raced cars, same...
07-12-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,538
Posted By highrpm

Tying your shoes to the pedals. That seems very...

Tying your shoes to the pedals. That seems very dangerous to me. You will definitely fall over at some point and hurt yourself
07-11-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,031
Posted By highrpm

I agree no the "never shifted correctly" thing. ...

I agree no the "never shifted correctly" thing. If that LBS cannot get this right, then I wouldn't trust them to touch my bike.


It's not rocket science. Bikes are relatively simple machines....
06-20-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 15,364
Posted By highrpm

My past hobbies were car racing and motorcycles. ...

My past hobbies were car racing and motorcycles. They both had endless amounts of stuff that you could buy in order to "enhance" your experience.


Part of these hobbies was checking out and...
06-20-17, 04:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,515
Posted By highrpm

I can tell the weight difference on a Trek with...

I can tell the weight difference on a Trek with and without the carbon front fork. I went with the carbon one. I love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,941
Posted By highrpm

For me, WD-40 does an awesome job of cleaning the...

For me, WD-40 does an awesome job of cleaning the chain.


At the risk of starting a huge debate, I lube it with WD and wipe it down until it looks clean. At that point I consider it cleaned...
06-12-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,851
Posted By highrpm

I mostly use these apps to compare my own ride...

I mostly use these apps to compare my own ride times and see how I'm progressing.


I have checked the KOMs on segments before, and I'm nowhere close to these times. But, I ride a hybrid now. ...
06-07-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,353
Posted By highrpm

I just got caught in a storm earlier this week. ...

I just got caught in a storm earlier this week. Didn't really like it all that much. I don't have fenders so I caught a good amount of road dirt all over my face and back.


Even with fenders,...
06-06-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,589
Posted By highrpm

I love coffee. I feel so great when I drink it. ...

I love coffee. I feel so great when I drink it. I definitely drink it before and after a ride. I would drink it in my sleep if I could.


I also drink a lot of Gatorade during and after a ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,192
Posted By highrpm

Awesome report! I like your writing...

Awesome report!


I like your writing style. Mauna Kea is now on my bucket list thanks to you!
05-31-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,435
Posted By highrpm

I use Cyclemeter and Strava. For the...

I use Cyclemeter and Strava.


For the iPhone specifically, Cyclemeter is the only app I found that runs well when you have Background App Refresh turned off. Cyclemeter also uploads the data...
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