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10-20-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,579
Posted By Wileyrat

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so..... ...

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so.....

I'll stick with my lighter bikes.
10-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Wileyrat

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the...

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the house, not to be cooler when I work on it, but she was afraid the Tucson heat in the garage would damage the carbon fiber over time.

I still keep it in...
10-06-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,583
Posted By Wileyrat

I used to fish.....A lot. What with my whitewater...

I used to fish.....A lot. What with my whitewater raft and rowing frame, trailer, and all the rods reels, tackle, and associated gear, I can tell you that my cost per mile is a LOT less than my cost...
09-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,144
Posted By Wileyrat

If you're not getting enough exercise from...

If you're not getting enough exercise from cycling the only person to blame is you.

Watch the TDF? (It just finished), did you see any corpulent riders in the peloton?
09-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,372
Posted By Wileyrat

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to...

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to the end.
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,455
Posted By Wileyrat

My guess is yes, and I hope it had a hangover too.

My guess is yes, and I hope it had a hangover too.
09-12-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Wileyrat

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to...

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to video my mountain bike rides. Not to see where I'm riding, but to see the crashes.:foo:

Glad you're ok.



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09-02-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Wileyrat

Looks like a nice place to ride.

Looks like a nice place to ride.
08-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Wileyrat

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really...

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really collectible.
08-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,049
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.
08-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,853
Posted By Wileyrat

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.
08-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Wileyrat

Do as little as possible to make a profit. ...

Do as little as possible to make a profit.

Fwiw, if it were me looking to buy, I'd want it original.
08-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,360
Posted By Wileyrat

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I...

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I managed to never end up in a ditch because of wet or muddy wheels and brakes.

You ride in that environment, you learn how to avoid that problem....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,157
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By Wileyrat

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The...

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The local Sprouts has a bigger selection than that.:p

I'll find out in Oct. I'm supposed to go to San Antonio for a wedding.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Wileyrat

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we...

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we had a cat that would disappear for a couple of days occasionally. We had no idea where he went, but he always had soot on him, and he smelled like...
07-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected...

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected to eat every cookie you get. They put them in baggies with the stand sponsors info for a reason.

​​​​​you are right about one thing, I'm not riding...
07-19-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Wileyrat

Awesome pics! While we don't have a Tour de...

Awesome pics!

While we don't have a Tour de Doughnut here in Tucson, we do have a Tour de Cookie, and it's a good time.
07-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,714
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't...

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't meant to be a serious post.
07-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,217
Posted By Wileyrat

h I composed a long post explaining to you the...

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I composed a long post explaining to you the way the MV laws are regarding utility work and traffic restrictions, but it timed out before I had a chance to post it. So, I'm just going to say you...
07-10-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,901
Posted By Wileyrat

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears...

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears more. In fact, I'm pretty sure if someone built a 24 gear cassette that got me 11/75, I'd probably go for it.

In all honesty at pushing 62, I...
Forum: Foo
07-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Wileyrat

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the...

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the aliens fly past earth, they lock their doors.

I used to drive trucks at night. There was always something entertaining on, as long as you understood...
07-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,217
Posted By Wileyrat

You do realize that it's nothing more than a...

You do realize that it's nothing more than a phone call for someone like me to have that bike lane closed for a considerable "safe" working distance, don't you? I've been riding long before there...
07-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,217
Posted By Wileyrat

I work for a major utility, if our underground...

I work for a major utility, if our underground facilities are in the bike lane, or our equipment cabinets are right next to the bike lane, while I'll feel bad for being there, you're going to go...
07-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,881
Posted By Wileyrat

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase...

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase Caveat Emptor.
07-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By Wileyrat

that's a pretty generalized statement. While...

that's a pretty generalized statement. While carbon may be stiffer, I've found it to be a much better material at dampening road buzz, which may be op's wife's real problem.
07-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Wileyrat

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social...

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social distancing.;)
07-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By Wileyrat

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2...

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2 E-Gel packs, and a couple of powdered Kroger energy drinks.

I always have a bag of Skittles with me for a safety net.
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,417
Posted By Wileyrat

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the...

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the food is from. Cajun style or southern food gets Tabasco. I live in Tucson, so Southwest style or whatever gets Arizona Gunslinger jalapeño or habanero...
06-28-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Wileyrat

Recumbent?

Recumbent?
06-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,287
Posted By Wileyrat

I couldn't care less what the OP thinks about...

I couldn't care less what the OP thinks about computers.....

Change my mind.
05-21-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,194
Posted By Wileyrat

Very nice. I've always liked the Mapei frame...

Very nice. I've always liked the Mapei frame paint schemes.
05-20-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By Wileyrat

I'm pretty sure nobody said anything like that,...

I'm pretty sure nobody said anything like that, but feel free to exaggerate to absurdity.

I was born and raised up there, and while I was rarely armed, after seeing both bear and cougar tracks, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Wileyrat

I'd swap out that front derailleur with a 6800...

I'd swap out that front derailleur with a 6800 just because.
05-11-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 215
Posted By Wileyrat

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So, I had a couple of bikes in the herd that in all honesty, I probably wouldn’t ride again, and my wife convinced me to part with them.

One was my old Trek 850 that I sort of planned to do a...
05-10-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,276
Posted By Wileyrat

I backed up into one working out in the desert,...

I backed up into one working out in the desert, got an attitude deficiency over it and chopped it down with a machete.

I drove by it recently, and now it's a large cholla patch.
05-08-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,527
Posted By Wileyrat

Everything old becomes new again

Everything old becomes new again
05-04-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By Wileyrat

Most of the tubes I've inflated post patching...

Most of the tubes I've inflated post patching have done this. When you install the tube in a tire, it will inflate to the shape and diameter the tire will allow.
05-02-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,759
Posted By Wileyrat

People will just think you’re kind of nerdy, if...

People will just think you’re kind of nerdy, if they think anything about it at all
04-26-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,801
Posted By Wileyrat

I've used my old 90 Trek 850 rigid frame mtn bike...

I've used my old 90 Trek 850 rigid frame mtn bike to ride myself back into road bike shape a couple of times now.

Maybe that's the reason I can't seem to part with it.
04-12-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,918
Posted By Wileyrat

last I heard it was a gazillion, and then it...

last I heard it was a gazillion, and then it spontaneously combusted resulting in instant death for everyone within 6' of the rider.

Social separation really has nothing to do with covid, and is...
04-12-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By Wileyrat

Looks like they'll work fine on that. Lot's of...

Looks like they'll work fine on that. Lot's of people ride dual sided pedals until they decide what direction they want to go, or are more comfortable on the flats in congested situations and clip in...
04-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By Wileyrat

I'd gamble on the pedals before I bought Nike or...

I'd gamble on the pedals before I bought Nike or Under Armour technical wear, or any of the other stuff you listed.

Different priorities for different people.
04-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Wileyrat

This. I'm posting right now because I'm...

This.

I'm posting right now because I'm waiting until it hits the mid 60's before I go play.

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04-12-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,918
Posted By Wileyrat

And I could die tomorrow morning falling down my...

And I could die tomorrow morning falling down my stairs.
04-08-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,806
Posted By Wileyrat

So you're upset that other people aren't doing...

So you're upset that other people aren't doing what you aren't doing.

Car, bicycle, honestly I don't see a lot of difference. Not staying home is not staying home regardless of your chosen mode of...
03-29-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Wileyrat

I still do, sunny and 75 today. The days of...

I still do, sunny and 75 today. The days of starting out while the sun is still below Mt Lemmon are not far off.
03-29-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,817
Posted By Wileyrat

My guess is wire brushed alloy, either factory,...

My guess is wire brushed alloy, either factory, or in all likelihood home done to hide scratches. I really doubt anyone would put ti bars on that stem.

And about that welded stem. I lift a bit and...
03-29-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By Wileyrat

At work, both the feds and the state consider me...

At work, both the feds and the state consider me essential so I'm good there. I can't get to gym, but here in Tucson I can go outside to my hearts content, and I do have a weight machine at home, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By Wileyrat

If you need to ask, you should keep it until you...

If you need to ask, you should keep it until you learn how to adjust your rear derailleur well enough that you don't need it anymore.
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