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10-19-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,424
Posted By Stevie47

Ah, the competitive urge. That was the problem...

Ah, the competitive urge. That was the problem for me, made worse because I was pretty good. At some point I decided being competitive was just stupid. I wasn’t getting a paycheck from a racing team....
08-15-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Stevie47

There’s not a lot of flat terrain in Italy, so of...

There’s not a lot of flat terrain in Italy, so of course there’s climbs, descents and in between. However, gut busting and screaming are only if you choose to ride that way. Most days have harder and...
08-15-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Stevie47

Andy runs a good operation. There will be plenty...

Andy runs a good operation. There will be plenty for your wife to do. Particularly on this tour there are frequently non riding spouses. As far as dress, casual is fine. Italians do have a way of...
08-14-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Stevie47

This wouldn’t happen to be a Cinghiale tour would...

This wouldn’t happen to be a Cinghiale tour would it? I happen to have a lot of (good) experience with them.
02-03-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Stevie47

Collarbone plate

Has anyone here had a collarbone plated then later had the plate removed after healing? A cycling doc friend of mine recommended removal, I think because another break on that side could be...
08-20-17, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,164
Posted By Stevie47

YouTube is your friend for the technical aspects....

YouTube is your friend for the technical aspects. Patience is the secret for everything else. You won't be as fast as you're used to and climbs are murder. But with the right attitude both from...
01-29-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,959
Posted By Stevie47

Bud Light. On cans, in the ditch. Plus, it's...

Bud Light. On cans, in the ditch. Plus, it's such an awful beer
08-14-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Stevie47

Chapeau, Joe!

Chapeau, Joe!
01-19-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By Stevie47

I have used it, in fact I was one of the beta...

I have used it, in fact I was one of the beta testers almost 2 years ago. I did like the graphics but the physics of it I didn't care for so much. As I recall it seemed like the accelerations were...
12-21-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Stevie47

Of course, that got me curious and sure enough,...

Of course, that got me curious and sure enough, there are segments in Antarctica... Click on "explore" in Strava. I for one like Strava and the segment stuff. I don't take it seriously but it does...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Stevie47

This (except for there instead of their) ;)

This (except for there instead of their) ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,408
Posted By Stevie47

Once on a quiet country road I came up behind a...

Once on a quiet country road I came up behind a coyote trotting along peacefully. As I got a little close to him he started to hear my tires and turn his head. Right then I yelled HEY!! Man, that...
05-25-15, 03:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,711
Posted By Stevie47

Wd-40

Here we go.. Back in the '70's before all the designer chain lubes came out, I just used wd40. I remember it worked just fine although after a few hundred miles the chain would appear to be gummy,...
05-15-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Stevie47

Try envisioning the spokes as rubber bands with a...

Try envisioning the spokes as rubber bands with a lot of give. When you crank on the pedals the rear hub will rotate forward more than the rim because the rubber bands will give. If you look at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 35,007
Posted By Stevie47

I like it even though it still needs some tweaks....

I like it even though it still needs some tweaks. Mostly (for me) riders can accelerate too quickly, it's a bit unrealistic. I look forward to new courses also
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,122
Posted By Stevie47

That's fine as long as you don't get blown over...

That's fine as long as you don't get blown over in a big wind on the Marmolada ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,297
Posted By Stevie47

I am pretty awesome in my kit but waay awesomer...

I am pretty awesome in my kit but waay awesomer in my three wolf t-shirt
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Stevie47

Yep I run 2 sets of them on two bikes. They are...

Yep I run 2 sets of them on two bikes. They are solid and roll just fine. You do want the asymmetric on the rear, it makes for better spoke tensions.
Forum: Southwest
02-08-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By Stevie47

That would be great, thx

That would be great, thx
Forum: Southwest
01-31-15, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By Stevie47

Phoenix to Tucson.. Suicidal?

I visit phx frequently and riding to Tucson appeals to me. I would probably be riding solo and I'm becoming a bit of a traffic weenie so narrow shoulders, big trucks etc wouldn't really work for me....
Forum: Southwest
01-31-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,986
Posted By Stevie47

I'm not really any help on your question but...

I'm not really any help on your question but coincidentally I'm considering exactly the same thing. We've made our initial foray to check it out and it is lovely and there is an active MTB community...
01-26-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 43,830
Posted By Stevie47

430577 This is my Garmin after completing a...

430577

This is my Garmin after completing a ride last spring. I may be the only cyclist in history to ride this distance :)
01-06-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By Stevie47

You know what they say about free advice? It's...

You know what they say about free advice? It's worth every cent.

Sooo, I'm 65 and have trained hard for years and still do. The training you should do really depends on your goal. Being fit...
12-24-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Stevie47

i lived in White Rock and worked in LA years ago....

i lived in White Rock and worked in LA years ago. I rode to work year round only missing occasional days due to storms. Winters were always chilly in the morning but uphill which made it bearable. ...
07-07-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By Stevie47

My daughter, years ago came with her girlfriend...

My daughter, years ago came with her girlfriend to share a beer with me and my cycling buddies. She warned her friend: "prepare to feel hairy and out of shape". she is good.
03-25-14, 06:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,465
Posted By Stevie47

This is a great thread, guys. I have a Waterford...

This is a great thread, guys. I have a Waterford bike which is pretty much my go to bike even though I also have a high end plastic bike. When I decided to buy the Waterford my LBS called them up...
02-04-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By Stevie47

I did Levi's Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa last year. ...

I did Levi's Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa last year. It was the best ride I've done in the US, rivaling some Italian rides I've done. I'm definitely in next year. If you do, they have a "gravel road"...
12-12-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Stevie47

Dude! Impressive. I have a question: can you do...

Dude! Impressive. I have a question: can you do wheelies on a regular bike? It seems like the same skill set. Sort of.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,709
Posted By Stevie47

I hate to disagree, but yes you can. As said...

I hate to disagree, but yes you can. As said above check out Sweet Spot Training. Use a powermeter on your trainer to get it right. Probably the most efficient use of your training time. Having said...
07-07-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 11,375
Posted By Stevie47

Well..it's the views from Stelvio. They are...

Well..it's the views from Stelvio. They are beyond breathtaking. They are impossible to describe. I'm sure you've seen pictures of all the switchbacks, and photos do it no justice. The scenery on...
07-07-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 11,375
Posted By Stevie47

If you're in Bormio you have to do The Stelvio...

If you're in Bormio you have to do The Stelvio also. If you can only do one I'd recommend Stelvio over Gavia, but you really should do both. I've ridden em many times. The rides of a lifetime!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,555
Posted By Stevie47

It's a S&S coupled Waterford, 60cm frame with the...

It's a S&S coupled Waterford, 60cm frame with the standard S&S case. It's a tight pack, I have to remove the fork and crankset, but it goes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,555
Posted By Stevie47

Does this help? 315531

Does this help?

315531
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,555
Posted By Stevie47

Try this one: ...

Try this one:

http://www.hampsten.com/bikes/travelissimo
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 271,515
Posted By Stevie47

Alleghe, northern Italy 304216

Alleghe, northern Italy 304216
01-18-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,300
Posted By Stevie47

Here is a website of Computrainer folks who do a...

Here is a website of Computrainer folks who do a weekly time trial and submit their results:

https://sites.google.com/site/computrainerraceleague/2009-2010-computrainer-race-league-1

And here...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,925
Posted By Stevie47

I wouldn't say mine is useless. It consistently...

I wouldn't say mine is useless. It consistently reads about 5° high.
03-07-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,470
Posted By Stevie47

300 watts for 30 minutes? Impressive! What's...

300 watts for 30 minutes? Impressive! What's your weight??
03-03-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,470
Posted By Stevie47

Oh all right, I'm in too. Oklahoma is...

Oh all right, I'm in too. Oklahoma is represented. We have a river coast!
02-18-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Stevie47

Re the CS software: Yeah, it's a bit odd but...

Re the CS software: Yeah, it's a bit odd but very useful.

When you start CS you just get a little simple bar menu thingy. Click on "start" then from the dropdown click on "charts". This opens...
02-17-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Stevie47

Yep, I've got one and I like it. Quite a lot...

Yep, I've got one and I like it. Quite a lot strangely enough.

I assume you have the 3D and the CS software also? If not, they are must-haves.

I have built several .erg files for the CS...
01-21-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By Stevie47

I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head...

I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact you have a brake on your unicycle!!
12-22-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,541
Posted By Stevie47

Oh, I remember those days quite clearly. I also...

Oh, I remember those days quite clearly. I also remember that very rarely, a driver would pass me and lean out the window and tell me how fast I was going, ala "Breaking Away" (I'd never heard of a...
12-09-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,153
Posted By Stevie47

229909 I'll play...

229909

I'll play...
12-01-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,656
Posted By Stevie47

Another thing: do your ROM stretching workouts...

Another thing: do your ROM stretching workouts in a hot shower. I found that the heat loosened everything up and it was a lot easier to extend ROM. Worked for me.
10-27-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,411
Posted By Stevie47

I'll have to differ on this. I train really hard...

I'll have to differ on this. I train really hard a LOT. Why? Because I like to, and I enjoy keeping up with the youngsters around here. I generally end up taking one day a week off, and...
04-23-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Stevie47

Thanks, that does help. I think we will have to...

Thanks, that does help. I think we will have to start after the I-80 section and head towards Sac because I am REALLY not thrilled about riding the interstate!

Cheers
04-22-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Stevie47

ATOC guidance...(again)

For the fourth year in a row, my buddies and I are coming to CA to ride around the ATOC. We typically stay in hotels, start riding either from the start area or we position ourselves down the course...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-11, 07:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,353
Posted By Stevie47

Sheesh! Amateurs. Drink lots. Ride lots.

Sheesh! Amateurs. Drink lots. Ride lots.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,600
Posted By Stevie47

I don't care who you are... That's funny

I don't care who you are... That's funny
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