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06-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,049
Posted By tigat

Let's see. More mornings than not, I show...

Let's see.


More mornings than not, I show up at my office on the 28th floor in cycling kit (20 miles each way, fast commute, benefits from the right gear), with one of the gorgeous, one hand...
06-04-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,606
Posted By tigat

OP--the engineers and designers of Wisconsin...

OP--the engineers and designers of Wisconsin thank you for your support. Nice rides!
05-29-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,131
Posted By tigat

Rush-never. Aggressively pursue rehab within the...

Rush-never. Aggressively pursue rehab within the bounds of medical advice-maybe.

When I shattered my femur at 57, I was lucky to have a surgeon who was comfortable with sports rehab. I went...
05-24-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By tigat

During a brief, extraordinarily painful effort to...

During a brief, extraordinarily painful effort to do high intensity, zone based "training" last year, I used numbers--lactic threshold, max heart rate, and ftp that had been lab tested and approved....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By tigat

There are a couple good boutique rental shops in...

There are a couple good boutique rental shops in the valley, such as www.avonventuresports.com/road-bike-rental/ (https://www.avonventuresports.com/road-bike-rental/) -Giant and Pinarello-but it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By tigat

Starting from Vail, I do the Copper Triangle...

Starting from Vail, I do the Copper Triangle route counterclockwise. West to east on Vail Pass is a hard start.


I'd also recommend the Cordillera climb starting west of Edwards (Lake Creek Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By tigat

Have to agree with Dave and WhyFi. I ride 28s on...

Have to agree with Dave and WhyFi. I ride 28s on my Domane and 25s on the Emonda, both with superlight carbon wheels. Even with that minimal difference, accelerating out of sharp turns (like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By tigat

Cross top levers improve the hand position...

Cross top levers improve the hand position leverage and shorten the throw, but are no easier to pull and mean the brakes and shifting require hands changing position.

Flat bar conversion means not...
05-08-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By tigat

Pixie Dust

My wife and I picked up riding at roughly the same time-9 years ago, in preparation for a cycling tour in Ireland. After that lovely event, her riding has tapered off. Climbing in particular had...
05-03-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,065
Posted By tigat

I was passed by one yesterday on my commute on...

I was passed by one yesterday on my commute on the bike path-no call out that he was coming, and it was a bit surprising seeing as how I was going 23 mph at the time. The gentleman was in bike...
05-01-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,046
Posted By tigat

If this had been posted on the 41, my reaction...

If this had been posted on the 41, my reaction would be that this one was going to hurt--bringing back a ghost thread to give a minority view. As it is, in the gentle waters of the "fifty plus," to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By tigat

Trek has in the past carried a hi vis version of...

Trek has in the past carried a hi vis version of its replica team jerseys (not seeing it currently on the website except in long sleeve) that is predominately yellow and black, but with a splash of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By tigat

I run a 34 x 28 on the Emonda, and have not run...

I run a 34 x 28 on the Emonda, and have not run into anything it can't handle. As a one-handed rider, I get no benefit from standing on a climb. That said, I went with a 34 x 30 on the newer Domane,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By tigat

ROR: the Emonda SL comes with what Trek calls...

ROR: the Emonda SL comes with what Trek calls their H2 fit-a bit more relaxed and upright. Even so, I have mine set up with 9cm of drop on a 56cm frame, which is about as agressive as my 62 year old...
04-13-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,891
Posted By tigat

OP: When my wife and I decided to start riding...

OP: When my wife and I decided to start riding again after a long (25 year) period of raising kids, I fear it would not have happened had we stuck with our much loved, 1970s classics. The new stuff,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By tigat

That was my first thought, that and then it...

That was my first thought, that and then it thought we were going outside for a ride:)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By tigat

Di2 Sleeping?

My Emonda has been on trainer duty since November, so it is sparkling clean and hasn't seen a bumpy road or transport for months. I recently went down to ride it and found the electronics dead to...
01-31-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By tigat

Hate weights. Any core and leg strength I need...

Hate weights. Any core and leg strength I need that is not built on the bike, I can get skiing or hiking. Over the past few years I've been doing a fair bit of construction, which also helps. Once a...
01-26-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,304
Posted By tigat

I've had a trainer for years, set up in my home...

I've had a trainer for years, set up in my home theatre, but usually relegated to bad weather days or days when I knew the day job would make riding impractical. Last year I sprung for a smart...
01-21-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,207
Posted By tigat

For grins, I went back and did a VAM calculation...

For grins, I went back and did a VAM calculation off a PR on a 13 mile, 3200 ft climb. The timing of the PR was a few months after a professionally done test at a cycling clinic. 930 VAM, based on a...
01-14-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By tigat

Lost a son

Below is a story I wrote about the nexus between cycling and moving on from grief. Hope it helps. Sorry the pictures did not come through.

A Canvas Big Enough

This is a story about a bicycle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 30,511
Posted By tigat

The frame is a Domane. The story behind the...

The frame is a Domane. The story behind the Bandit name (painted on the top tube) is as follows, part of a longer description of the paint and design:

A bit over a year ago [almost 2 now], my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 30,511
Posted By tigat

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/bandit_2_0_2f5ca75f3211c6b30eabe4b107827a4fff1bd2c1.jpg

Bandit 2.0, in the studio before delivery.

I'll drum up a daytime shot and...
Forum: Foo
01-11-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By tigat

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/card_collection_water_series_4_4e45ade77bbee4652d6c7c66fe41ecf7cff8dbba.jpg
I never pass on a chance to post one of my kid's New...
12-28-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 384,056
Posted By tigat

I like pictures more than words, and saddle sores...

I like pictures more than words, and saddle sores more than arguments in a thread that has been, for more than five years, a collection of images that capture our mutual love of the places we have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,578
Posted By tigat

6 years and 50k miles on two Domanes. First...

6 years and 50k miles on two Domanes. First version the rear was set, which I understand is the halfway point on the new slider versions. I'm a one-handed rider, so I climb and sprint seated. At 160...
12-12-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,323
Posted By tigat

See post 2 for the explanation. I guess some...

See post 2 for the explanation. I guess some women don't go to the gym to be admired.
12-10-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,323
Posted By tigat

Made my morning!

Made my morning!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,928
Posted By tigat

Taken on a ride in Ireland with a DSLR, while on...

Taken on a ride in Ireland with a DSLR, while on a tour. Stopped, pulled the camera out of the front bag, took it out of the plastic, changed lenses, turned it on and shot two pictures. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,802
Posted By tigat

Thanks. I live outside Denver, so the Aspen area...

Thanks. I live outside Denver, so the Aspen area is a day trip if I want, but I have friends in town need be and down valley in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. If you're making a trip of it, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,802
Posted By tigat

Agree. After the Bells, loop around through the...

Agree. After the Bells, loop around through the city and try Ashcroft-the next canyon over. A little longer and less steep but still low traffic and great reward on top and coming down.
...
11-29-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,114
Posted By tigat

I have them on my Domane, with a splitter to run...

I have them on my Domane, with a splitter to run both front and back. The bike with pedals and cages comes in at 16.5 If I had gone with an Emonda SLR frame,it would be right about 15. My Emonda...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,788
Posted By tigat

I wish I could. Before the new battery and...

I wish I could. Before the new battery and synchro option was available, the buttons were pointed toward the front and rear, respectively. When I replaced the battery, updated the file, and set up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,788
Posted By tigat

Full synchro on the Domane. It's a one-handed...

Full synchro on the Domane. It's a one-handed set-up and only one lever is in play for me, so not much choice in the matter. The climbing button on the bar top works the same. It took some time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By tigat

To all, great responses. Thanks. I'm going...

To all, great responses. Thanks.

I'm going to start with a 5700 series mid cage (less than $50 online), an 11 32 cassette, and a new chain. The Shimano guide says her current ST 6700 levers are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By tigat

Best way to soften the gearing

Some years ago for Christmas, I surprised my wife with a new Trek Domane 4.5, replacing her Bianchi, which had a triple crankset. The new ride had a nice Ultegra 10 spd group, but the switch meant...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,802
Posted By tigat

Shameless plug for my friend, John, the twin son...

Shameless plug for my friend, John, the twin son of a different mother, who runs Cycle Holidays Ireland. It is a locally conceived, locally run, magical tour in a magical place. He'll provide the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 832
Posted By tigat

OP: I think your original notion with the ladies,...

OP: I think your original notion with the ladies, small carbon frame Felt is spot on.

Looking to solve a different problem a few years ago, I bought a Felt F95 Jr. for my daughter. She has Down...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,688
Posted By tigat

That was/is the plan for my current Domane....

That was/is the plan for my current Domane. Trouble is the IsoCore bars on the SLR 9 are not internally routed and can't be drilled. LBS head mechanic thinks he can thread it anyway. I think I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,744
Posted By tigat

Six ft., short torso, long legs. My first Domane...

Six ft., short torso, long legs. My first Domane was professionally fit at Trek in 2013, at a 58 with what became 6cm of drop. Reach was perfect with a 110 stem. The Emonda I picked up four years...
10-15-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By tigat

Thanks all: landed today, the conference goes...

Thanks all: landed today, the conference goes until Thursday and then we have a flat rented on the left bank for 5 days. After seeing the comments and doing some hasty on line searching, I'm ...
10-13-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By tigat

Travel Advice, Paris

My daughter, who is a newly appointed Special Olympics Global Messanger, has been invited to present at a three day conference in Paris. My wife is her chaperone. I am window dressing, except for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 962
Posted By tigat

Your observation is spot on. At 58, my LTHR was...

Your observation is spot on. At 58, my LTHR was 155. Now at 62 it's lower. Holding 200 watts steady over an hour puts me at 135 to 140 average (mildly stressed but bearable), and no amount of pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,532
Posted By tigat

In my opinion, the answer to this question is to...

In my opinion, the answer to this question is to a different question: why are you out there? Time with SO: making it a good experience for your partner is all that counts. Mix of time with SO and...
09-07-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,741
Posted By tigat

I'm getting over the fast thing. Four years ago,...

I'm getting over the fast thing. Four years ago, at age 58, I tested out to a FTP of 3.8 watts/kg. After picking up cycling at age 54, I had gotten there just by riding, with no conscious training...
08-06-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By tigat

Investments with Dividends

About four years back, one of my work colleagues was discussing a health scare he recently had, and his decision to start training for a triathlon in a mountain community. He was a less than solid...
07-05-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By tigat

Wow! 250 miles at close to 19 mph. You are going...

Wow! 250 miles at close to 19 mph. You are going to make the folks on this forum feel even older. We may need to up the age of admission to 60:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,765
Posted By tigat

Sorry OP, but I am going to yell at you. I've...

Sorry OP, but I am going to yell at you. I've written on this before, but it bears repeating.

On weekdays, I'm lucky enough to commute on a well designed and maintained MUP that keeps me out of...
06-15-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,752
Posted By tigat

Thank you, Tim. So sorry for your loss. We lost a...

Thank you, Tim. So sorry for your loss. We lost a son three years ago, and I'm pretty sure the hole in your heart never fills.
06-13-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,752
Posted By tigat

Days you never imagined would happen

When our youngest was born 23 plus years ago with Down syndrome, we should have been better equipped than many. My wife is an OT. I am an amputee and have worked with adaptive athletes for decades....
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