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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By dmanthree

I have Oakleys, but not sure if they're the...

I have Oakleys, but not sure if they're the prizm. They are sharp, though (prescription lenses).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By dmanthree

Sort on that vein, I won't wear polarized lenses...

Sort on that vein, I won't wear polarized lenses because they tended to hide the real nature of the surface. Those slick oil spots would disappear. Hated that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By dmanthree

Ordered the POC. In flat white. Should be OK and...

Ordered the POC. In flat white. Should be OK and better than what I have now.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By dmanthree

I wondered about that (the color) as well. But...

I wondered about that (the color) as well. But I'll get a white one anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By dmanthree

Heh, heh...I'm a snowbird in Naples, FL for a...

Heh, heh...I'm a snowbird in Naples, FL for a while. Assume nothing!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By dmanthree

Helmet for Warm Climates?

Hi,

Looking for a recommendation for a helmet for warm climates. Lighter color, good venting, etc.

Ideas?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By dmanthree

Happiness is...

,,,passing a e-bike. Took a couple of them yesterday, and loved it. But God, there are a lot of them here in Naples FL.
01-28-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,474
Posted By dmanthree

I've been using a Bot since they first came out,...

I've been using a Bot since they first came out, and never a problem like this. Never a problem, really, or any kind.
01-25-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By dmanthree

Others try, they succeed.

Others try, they succeed.
01-25-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By dmanthree

e-Bike Central

OK, e-bikes are nothing new, but I was unaware of how many were in use until I arrived in Naples, FL. They're everywhere. The market for them in Naples must be amazing. Not yet for me, but damn, they...
01-18-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By dmanthree

Yeah, nearly as much fun as editing fit files.

Yeah, nearly as much fun as editing fit files.
01-18-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By dmanthree

Well. That makes sense. :-D

Well. That makes sense. :-D
01-17-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By dmanthree

Why would anyone want to pretend that a virtual...

Why would anyone want to pretend that a virtual ride is real?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,570
Posted By dmanthree

My 2017 Roubaix has about 22K on it and shows no...

My 2017 Roubaix has about 22K on it and shows no signs of fatigue. I've replaced a few parts, but the frame is still aces. No intention of changing bikes since I really like the fit of this one.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,621
Posted By dmanthree

Got chased by a bear. I was on the Canadian...

Got chased by a bear. I was on the Canadian Rockies Backroads tour, and on the last day we were nearing Jasper and a bear spotted us from the woods. We (there were two of us) had a 50yd head start on...
01-09-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By dmanthree

Ah, OK. For me...still worthless. But I do know...

Ah, OK. For me...still worthless. But I do know several people who have them and it works for them.
01-09-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,514
Posted By dmanthree

Ottolock. Keeps honest people honest, and good...

Ottolock. Keeps honest people honest, and good enough for short stops. Nice and light, too.
01-09-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By dmanthree

Didin't Peleton introduce a bike with automatic...

Didin't Peleton introduce a bike with automatic resistance changes? And get sued by Nordic?
01-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,864
Posted By dmanthree

No, but I'm in better shape at 66 than some...

No, but I'm in better shape at 66 than some people are at 40. Plus I get to dress like a geek.
01-06-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By dmanthree

True, but can you Zwift by just adding "power"...

True, but can you Zwift by just adding "power" pedals? Never used a Peleton...
01-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By dmanthree

Uh, no. There was a slight hiccup a long time ago...

Uh, no. There was a slight hiccup a long time ago when they upgraded IOS, but that's long since remedied and Apple Maps is now as good as any.
01-06-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,467
Posted By dmanthree

46 years. Still enjoy it. But I don't miss that...

46 years. Still enjoy it. But I don't miss that old friction shifting Puegot.
01-06-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By dmanthree

Interesting responses. I guess I'm not the only...

Interesting responses. I guess I'm not the only one who "never knows what time it is."

But I really do like the Apple Watch. Nicely integrates into the Apple ecosystem, and does things like...
01-06-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By dmanthree

If you want to Zwift, why not just get either the...

If you want to Zwift, why not just get either the Wahoo or Tacx stationary bikes?

Nothing against Peleton, but this makes no sense.
01-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By dmanthree

I've tested the Bolt with and without the sensor....

I've tested the Bolt with and without the sensor. Made no difference in distance.
01-05-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By dmanthree

Haven't used Apple bike. No plans to. Honestly,...

Haven't used Apple bike. No plans to. Honestly, this was just a curiosity test, nothing more. I'll continue to use only the Bolt going forward. I use the watch for walks and hikes, though.
01-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By dmanthree

Tales to drive you Mad

OK, I recently acquired an Apple Watch, loaded Strava, and made the huge mistake of comparing those results with that of my Wahoo Bolt. Sure enough, there's a 2.5% difference, consistently, between...
01-01-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By dmanthree

250 RPM pedal speed? Seriously? Hard to believe.

250 RPM pedal speed? Seriously? Hard to believe.
01-01-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,626
Posted By dmanthree

Not too bad, I guess. I've topped 1200W for a few...

Not too bad, I guess. I've topped 1200W for a few seconds during those sprints. I can hit OK numbers, but not for long. My 66 year old body says...no.
12-31-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,626
Posted By dmanthree

In two cases I lost wheels to separation at the...

In two cases I lost wheels to separation at the spoke connection points. In 25 years of roller riding and a lot more road riding I never had that happen. But the wheel on trainer did it, I guess, due...
12-28-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By dmanthree

I rode a set of Krietler rollers for years. But I...

I rode a set of Krietler rollers for years. But I finally got tired of having to concentrate just to stay on the damned things, so I moved to a smart trainer, and then to Zwift. Rollers can be great...
12-28-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,454
Posted By dmanthree

If what you're describing is some very light...

If what you're describing is some very light indoor training, then get a wheel-on trainer. No need to spend lots for a wheel-off model. Then you have to decide if you want to use the online services,...
12-28-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By dmanthree

The NE coast can experience winds from prety much...

The NE coast can experience winds from prety much any direction. But, if you're really *unlucky* you catch winds fro the northeast. That usually means nasty weather, and you'll be riding straight...
12-17-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By dmanthree

It's a gimmick that comes and gos every now and...

It's a gimmick that comes and gos every now and then. "Biopace"

Stick to circular, pedal circular.
12-15-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,985
Posted By dmanthree

I thought this was a trick question. But, well, I...

I thought this was a trick question. But, well, I switched a long time ago, and after a few rides getting used to them, I'd never go back.
12-14-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,311
Posted By dmanthree

I'm sure it varies, but 3:1 for me.

I'm sure it varies, but 3:1 for me.
12-14-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,311
Posted By dmanthree

Buy a new one. Rotating never made sense to me.

Buy a new one. Rotating never made sense to me.
12-13-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,778
Posted By dmanthree

Yes, it is that flat. I did a 90 miler last year...

Yes, it is that flat. I did a 90 miler last year with less than 100' if climbing. Yes, really.
12-13-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By dmanthree

If it fits, ride it. Paint is still cheaper than...

If it fits, ride it. Paint is still cheaper than a ew ride.
12-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By dmanthree

I looked at the Allez when buying my last ride,...

I looked at the Allez when buying my last ride, but couldn't find the fit. Got a Roubaix, though. My pecking order when buying a bike is fit, components, frame material.
12-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By dmanthree

Saw that, but didn't know what it meant. I...

Saw that, but didn't know what it meant. I recently bought one and there was no suffix on the part name.
12-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,160
Posted By dmanthree

Honestly, I doubt it. I've read quite a few posts...

Honestly, I doubt it. I've read quite a few posts and spoken to lots of riders who find them comfortable from day one. I realize this is a *highly* personal decision so there's likely to be a ton of...
12-08-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By dmanthree

Hip Soreness

Lately I've experienced some soreness in the hips. So the question is: how can you tell if this is a precursor to the need for a replacement? I have no mobility issues and can move the legs in any...
12-08-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,160
Posted By dmanthree

If those other choices work for you, great! But...

If those other choices work for you, great! But trust me, they don't work for me. And no, they don't take 500 miles to break in. I find them comfortable at mile 0.
12-08-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By dmanthree

But if you wait a year, your kid will be too big...

But if you wait a year, your kid will be too big for it. Dammit.

;-)
12-08-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By dmanthree

Specialized "Hotwalk" (!)

Got to hand it Specialized. Introducing a "walking" bike for toddlers made of carbon fiber that costs $1,000.

Damn...

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/hotwalk-carbon
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 4,313,100
Posted By dmanthree

Not that I wanted to, but I just bought a new...

Not that I wanted to, but I just bought a new rear deraileur. Shimano Di2 Ultegra 8050. The old unit was damaged and failed.

Got a new chain, too. happy times.
12-08-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By dmanthree

Is the current unit a long cage model?

Is the current unit a long cage model?
12-08-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,626
Posted By dmanthree

The wheel itself. I ruined two rear wheels when...

The wheel itself. I ruined two rear wheels when the spokes began to pull away from the rim. The metal actually tore at the connection point. Never had that happen until I started "sprinting" on...
12-08-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,653
Posted By dmanthree

No. Because I'm always right. Unless you ask my...

No. Because I'm always right. Unless you ask my wife.
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