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08-16-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By cyclezen

Suggest the white version of 'Leg Warmers' ...

Suggest the white version of 'Leg Warmers'
seeing more of these, along with many now using 'sunsleeves'. (been using them for 20 yrs ...? +-)
my preference for sun leg sleeves is
Castelli UPF 50+...
08-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Mtracer

As others have said, I'm guessing leggings of...

As others have said, I'm guessing leggings of some sort to wear with cycling shorts is the solution.

You mention sunscreen doesn't work for you. If it literally is not blocking well enough, give a...
08-16-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By The 2nd G

I want to address the salmon issue. I'm a...

I want to address the salmon issue.

I'm a cyclist and a runner. I follow the established protocols for both activities, riding with traffic while doing the former and running against traffic while...
08-15-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By base2

...And that is a result of car culture & poor...

...And that is a result of car culture & poor policy run amok.

Early last week, I took my dog for a walk. I approached a midblock crosswalk, of a 2 lane road. I stopped, checked for traffic &...
08-12-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,542
Posted By burnthesheep

Boring short ones. Just little hills coming out...

Boring short ones. Just little hills coming out of creek beds really. The largest locally being maybe 140 feet vert over 1/4 mile or so. Sometimes they have a super short 15 seconds worth of...
08-11-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ironfish653

There's really no substitute for time and miles...

There's really no substitute for time and miles in the saddle. Just like any physically demanding activity, you're going to have to do it often enough, like every other day, at least, and push...
08-10-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,521
Posted By big john

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf...

​​​​​​2 of my friends have bikes with the Lauf fork and both are very happy with them.

Remember the Cannondale Silk Road? It had a Headshock, I think 20mm, and a suspension seatpost.
...
08-10-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By tomato coupe

Sure, scythes are faster - thatís why so many...

Sure, scythes are faster - thatís why so many farmers still use them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 748
Posted By 79pmooney

My thought is that your seat looks a lot higher...

My thought is that your seat looks a lot higher than I would want Your leg is going near straight at max extension. I like to keep a lot of knee bend. I rode seat heights like yours before racing....
08-10-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,542
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, we're getting older. But maybe using those...

Yes, we're getting older. But maybe using those lower gears means we're not getting weaker, but smarter.

I've been working to get back in shape since the beginning of last month, and my favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 748
Posted By koala logs

This is likely the problem. I had the same lower...

This is likely the problem. I had the same lower back pain when I used to have the same back posture as you did and the problem went away with training in improved back posture. I did not have to do...
08-09-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Eric F

I don't own a mower. I pay for people to show up...

I don't own a mower. I pay for people to show up at my house every week to cut/trim/blow while I'm at work. Am I a fool? Maybe, but I'm not burning most of a weekend day of bike/family/nap time,...
08-09-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By cyccommute

Single piston mechanicals have never been...

Single piston mechanicals have never been something that need constant maintenance nor constant adjustment. Nor have I found them to be worthless. Iím not saying that they are vastly better than rim...
08-08-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 586
Posted By Ironfish653

To someone who has won as many races as you have,...

To someone who has won as many races as you have, and to do so by never sprinting, is truly impressive; Chapeau to you, sir.

Or...... Is this a clever scheme to convince the other hobbyist -racers...
08-08-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 586
Posted By big john

Years ago there were shoes called touring shoes...

Years ago there were shoes called touring shoes which had a stiff sole and protection around the toe area and also a narrow heel. If you want to use toe clips and have a walkable shoe you can still...
08-08-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By big john

Nope. And it seems when we are riding together...

Nope. And it seems when we are riding together everyone is equal, at least there is no snobbery or reverse snobbery. We're all just riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 896
Posted By Litespud

if this incident is being handled by the drivers...

if this incident is being handled by the drivers insurance (as it sounds like it should be), then Iíd be prepared to write the frame off. A front impact sufficient to trash the front wheel couldíve...
08-08-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By big john

Riding with clubs in this area exposes one to...

Riding with clubs in this area exposes one to some people with money. They have been some of the nicest people in the club. My one friend buys high end bikes then sells them to other club members for...
08-08-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By Litespud

The one moving/one stationary pad design of many...

The one moving/one stationary pad design of many mechanical calipers doesn't automatically make them bad. For example, the Avid BB-7 is a pretty decent mech. system with one moving piston - I had...
08-08-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 586
Posted By Ironfish653

No, clipless are nothing but a ploy by Big Bike...

No, clipless are nothing but a ploy by Big Bike to get you to spend money unnecessarily. With flat pedals, you can wear the same gray New Balance you've worn every day since you got them from...
08-08-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By burnthesheep

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as...

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as your place in the lane has to do with the white line anyway. Left of the white line so cars don't "cheat the pass" and hit you. So the shoulder is...
08-08-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By Eric F

Psssssst. YOU still don't get it. There are...

Psssssst. YOU still don't get it.

There are a lot of people - including myself and most of the people I ride with - who have been riding long enough, at a high enough level, to recognize and...
08-08-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By genejockey

Oh, honey, no! That's not how this works at all! ...

Oh, honey, no! That's not how this works at all!

Are you new to the internet that you don't understand how forums work? Someone starts a topic. Other members post comments responsive to that...
08-08-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,633
Posted By livedarklions

Find a line where you are highly visible to...

Find a line where you are highly visible to drivers behind you, and stick to it. If you're diverging from it to the left, signal before you do so.

As a cyclist, I am not an obstacle. I am...
08-07-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By rsbob

I would call them ill-informed or careless. But...

I would call them ill-informed or careless. But then I only had one friend ride without a helmet and smack her head against the pavement, go into a coma and when she finally woke up, was unable to...
08-07-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By 70sSanO

In the mid-1980's Bernard Hinault was the villain...

In the mid-1980's Bernard Hinault was the villain for me. But no one could deny his determination and utter ruthlessness on the bike. When the peloton was stopped by protestors who glued themselves...
08-07-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By WhyFi

I'd even argue that a lot of the recent...

I'd even argue that a lot of the recent innovations are "have your cake and eat it, too" kinds of changes - better comfort, performance, and convenience no matter where you land on the performance...
08-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By ZHVelo

Bikes aren't even that materialistic. If you...

Bikes aren't even that materialistic. If you bought a 5k painting I could potentially see his point. But with a bike, you use it. You don't just hang it up and look at it, although I love looking at...
08-07-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By genejockey

The problem is, every dog owner is just...

The problem is, every dog owner is just absolutely sure THEIR dog would never do anything like that. And then it does. And they say, "Oh, he's NEVER done anything like that!" Too late.

Leash...
08-06-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,238
Posted By timtak

I think that it is you who is missing the point,...

I think that it is you who is missing the point, of the thread, gene, which is regarding whether the modern aero bike is a bad bargain. Assessments will depend on income but, if you can get to within...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By msu2001la

I've owned all flavors of the GP5000 (tubed, TL...

I've owned all flavors of the GP5000 (tubed, TL and now S-TR) and they're all great. I don't find them any more prone to flats than any other tire I've used.
Any difference between these and the...
08-05-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,419
Posted By freeranger

Just heard of a friend of a friend having a very...

Just heard of a friend of a friend having a very serious accident with bike and bodily injury involving a dog. I love dogs but if outside where they can run free and are not enclosed in a secure...
08-03-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By sean.hwy

In the last two years I have owned systemsix (...

In the last two years I have owned systemsix ( aero road bike ), alloy topstone ( gravel bike ), giant revolt adv 2 ( gravel bike ) & now Ibix MX gravel bike.

When I put on the same carbon wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By NumbersGuy

My experience from back when I made the...

My experience from back when I made the transition from a Specialized Crosstrail hybrid to a proper road bike was that the availability of more hand and riding positions was the biggest improvement...
08-02-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By WhyFi

It's not "going commando" if the garment is made...

It's not "going commando" if the garment is made to be worn next to the skin. Are you "going commando" when you wear a swimsuit?
...
08-01-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,403
Posted By rsbob

Try it and then judge. I would hazard a guess...

Try it and then judge. I would hazard a guess that 98% of bike short wearers, females included (and my wife being one) never wear underwear with Lycra padded shorts.
08-01-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,570
Posted By caloso

It used to be a thing. ...

It used to be a thing.

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07-31-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 745
Posted By Grotug

Strava needs to upgrade "Today" to "On the day"

On Strava you can see how you did against other people on a segment, for "all time, "this year" and "today". But when Tomorrow comes you can no longer compare how you did against others on the day...
07-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 963
Posted By randallr

+1 on the brimmed cap. Really helps me with the...

+1 on the brimmed cap. Really helps me with the rain on glasses issue, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By AlgarveCycling

You are describing a potential problem that is...

You are describing a potential problem that is very rare - or should be - and not necessarily consequential.

I never experience what you are describing on my road bikes so the closest would be on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I do enjoy it but...empty wallet? Far from it. I...

I do enjoy it but...empty wallet? Far from it. I have zero debt. I own my home outright - in one of the World's most beautiful and sought-after beach-holiday locations. I'm pretty much retired, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By RChung

Almost every argument in cycling fora: 1. Only...

Almost every argument in cycling fora:
1. Only the pros need to worry about that. Are you a pro?
2. The best riders are the best because of what they do so just imitate them.
3. Things I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By AlgarveCycling

While some of what you have written makes sense -...

While some of what you have written makes sense - such as your first sentence where you state that equipment doesn't matter so long as you are having fun and that training and position will have by...
07-24-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,570
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...they're your saddle sores. I don't feel...

.
...they're your saddle sores. I don't feel them at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,852
Posted By terrymorse

Without any position changes to reduce aero drag,...

Without any position changes to reduce aero drag, a speed difference from MTB to road bike of 1-2 mph sounds reasonable.

According to the Kreuzotter (http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,852
Posted By merlinextraligh

lot depends on terrain. In better shape thatís...

lot depends on terrain. In better shape thatís doable for me on a pancake flat ride in Florida, particularly if winds are favorable.

However, I get your point, for most terrain, and particularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By WhyFi

So, what's the secondary set of wheels going to...

So, what's the secondary set of wheels going to get you that your current, primary set doesn't provide, then? Are the new wheels going to be deeper? Unless you're running super delicate tires for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,404
Posted By caloso

If youíre not going to care about tildes, you...

If youíre not going to care about tildes, you might wish a Spanish-speaking friend a happy new anus.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By HTupolev

If you're expecting the narrow option to preclude...

If you're expecting the narrow option to preclude comfortable pressure choice on the roads you'll be riding, the wider choice may well be faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,204
Posted By AlgarveCycling

This type of test must really be done on the same...

This type of test must really be done on the same day with the same weather conditions on the same road segment back-to-back using a power meter and adopting the exact same riding position wearing...
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