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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,073
Posted By Lamabb

I weigh 180 + 18 pound bike = 198 lbs. I was...

I weigh 180 + 18 pound bike = 198 lbs. I was planning on spending $1000 -> $1500. I live in a flat area, but don't believe the "areo" marketing stuff so anything significantly deep just looks silly. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,073
Posted By Lamabb

Best Alloy Wheelset for long distance

Hi All,

I'm looking to upgrade my road bike wheels to a set that will help me the most in long distance riding. I'm training for a 400 mile ride and perhaps even longer in the future.

Several...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Lamabb

I feel the exact same way when I drive after...

I feel the exact same way when I drive after commuting by bike for so long. It just feels soo much better. It does take much more time though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,233
Posted By Lamabb

Reasonably priced cycle clothing

I've been looking around for cycle clothing that isn't covered in logos and ads. I don't want to look like a tour de france racer when I'm out riding for fun and fitness.

The only problem is that...
Forum: Texas
03-08-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,063
Posted By Lamabb

Gravel/Dirt roads around Houston

Hi everybody,

Does anyone know where one could find a network of dirt/gravel roads for riding near Houston? I built myself a single speed cyclocross bike and I need to find closer places to ride.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Lamabb

Was it easy flat or rolling terrain with little...

Was it easy flat or rolling terrain with little to no wind? That's pretty impressive that you held on to your fitness from last season so well, I can't say the same every new year. Sometimes when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,802
Posted By Lamabb

This article is great! I like to think that my...

This article is great! I like to think that my club follows most of these guidelines but there are always a few who push the pace. It's a beautiful thing when I go on a ride that stays together and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By Lamabb

I did this for Japanese when I was on a bicycle...

I did this for Japanese when I was on a bicycle tour. I would only do it on desolate roads though - it's not safe to ride and listen to anything other than the sounds of your environment. I learned a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-13, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By Lamabb

Don't let the weight discourage you. I ride this...

Don't let the weight discourage you. I ride this frame with Ultegra Di2 and it's a dream. They aren't kidding about this frame having a smoother ride because of the different kind of carbon fibers it...
11-14-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,651
Posted By Lamabb

Fat tires on narrow rim = untrue wheel?

I don't know if I believe this, but when I had my wheels trued on my touring bike my lbs mechanic told me that having a wide tire (1.75in) on a narrow rim will cause my tire to be more prone to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,960
Posted By Lamabb

winter means: less milage, slower speeds, warmer...

winter means: less milage, slower speeds, warmer clothes, snot rockets, MOUNTAIN BIKING
and of course
Freezing at the start of every ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,133
Posted By Lamabb

I bought the bike from another shop that sells...

I bought the bike from another shop that sells that brand. I'll have it serviced there but still go to my regular shop for everything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,133
Posted By Lamabb

Thanks everyone. I'll just be bold, go in with...

Thanks everyone. I'll just be bold, go in with it, and explain my situation.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,133
Posted By Lamabb

Bike shop relations

I have been a frequent customer of my LBS for the past 4 years, buying everything from my cycle clothing to three new bikes from them. I recently found myself ready to invest in an expensive road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-13, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 171,759
Posted By Lamabb

It's annoys me that after years of avid cycling,...

It's annoys me that after years of avid cycling, whenever I'm faster than someone older than me (who may be very strong), it's because "i'm young".
Replies: 59
Views: 3,728
Posted By Lamabb

22 Years old here. I think the real problem is 1)...

22 Years old here. I think the real problem is 1) the cost of entry is enormous and most of us young people don't have that kind of money. and 2) Young people like to see other young people doing an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,201,539
Posted By Lamabb

http://i41.tinypic.com/2h8bpqs.jpg New Orbea...

http://i41.tinypic.com/2h8bpqs.jpg
New Orbea Orca Bli2. It has an amazing ride!
Replies: 4
Views: 1,888
Posted By Lamabb

Best aero bars for distance?

What do you guys think? have any favorites? I'm looking for the best clip-on aero bars for distance because i'm not dedicated enough to swap out my whole bar every time I want to ride distance. So,...
Replies: 26
Views: 5,863
Posted By Lamabb

I was under the impression that it was annual. No...

I was under the impression that it was annual. No matter, the 1000k is still plenty long enough. I'm feeling better about my choice to buy a di2 bike now. Most long rides loop back and pass by the...
Replies: 26
Views: 5,863
Posted By Lamabb

Long Distance cycling & Ultegra Di2

I'm buying an Orbea Orca Bli2 which has Ultegra Di2 shifting and I'm worried about running out of battery life on long distance events. For example, I am starting to train for next year's Endless...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,168
Posted By Lamabb

I'm set on my decision to by a Orca Bli2 that has...

I'm set on my decision to by a Orca Bli2 that has the bronze frame for a slightly heavier but smoother ride and the famed shimano Di2 shifting. I wanted a bike that is comfortable on long rides...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,304
Posted By Lamabb

An endurance bike to race with

I've been trying to find a bike I can do brevets with comfortably that would also be a respectable racing machine. I've been considering all out racing bikes that I could possibly ride well on...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lamabb

I have ridden on: 1. Cannondale Caad9 5 stock...

I have ridden on:
1. Cannondale Caad9 5 stock saddle (not comfortable at all, quick replaced)
2. WTB SST Comp, stock on the LHT
3. Stock Mountain bike saddle (decent, but not for long riding)
4....
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lamabb

Riding without shorts only worsens it. I think it...

Riding without shorts only worsens it. I think it has to do with my habit of moving around on the saddle a lot. Every so often (more than you) I feel like alleviating the pressure, so I kind of hop...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Lamabb

Do Aero bars help?

I'm getting into randonneuring and only have done a 200k, although I've also ridden a couple 150 milers with my local club. The thing that always stops me isn't my legs or fatigue... but my butt. I...
Forum: Touring
03-20-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Lamabb

Great responses! I'm definitely doing this now....

Great responses! I'm definitely doing this now. My previous two tours were Adventure Cycling's Trans-AM and Pacific Coast, so I just stuck the maps and had no problems, that's why I asked about...
Forum: Touring
03-19-13, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,872
Posted By Lamabb

"Expeditionary" for me. Up to now I've been more...

"Expeditionary" for me. Up to now I've been more of a 'vacationer', but that is starting to change and I'm finding myself fascinated with touring a little faster than most and really working my body...
Forum: Touring
03-19-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 835
Posted By Lamabb

Winging it - no exact route.

Has anyone ever done a bicycle tour where they knew the start and end, but didn't have an exact route they pre-planned or followed? Care to share your experience? I'm considering a tour from...
Forum: Touring
03-19-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Lamabb

Oh, wow. This is ideal! I never knew Montana was...

Oh, wow. This is ideal! I never knew Montana was so good for bikepacking, mountain biking and hiking.
03-13-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By Lamabb

Am I ready to get into racing?

I've been wanting to start racing for a while now, but I've always felt that I was either too heavy or my gear wasn't good enough.
I'm 22 Years old and 203 pounds - heavy, but I have been riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,725
Posted By Lamabb

I love long rides, but only when I'm riding with...

I love long rides, but only when I'm riding with others. A 60+ ride solo isn't much fun unless I'm riding in some new wonderful place. My normal solo rides are 30-50 miles. Sometimes I'll do...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Lamabb

This is great! Thanks for sharing, i'll be sure...

This is great! Thanks for sharing, i'll be sure to keep an eye on this for when it's finished. I love how much efforts were put into the shots - they were done better than I expected.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,534
Posted By Lamabb

mostly it's the sense of adventure every time I...

mostly it's the sense of adventure every time I go out, even if it's just a short ride around town. It's fun and I feel great doing it.
Forum: Touring
02-04-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Lamabb

I did most of the trans-am and spent about $25 or...

I did most of the trans-am and spent about $25 or $30 dollars a day, but i'll admit that I ate well. I was in a group with two friends and we stopped at restaurants every other day. We would...
Forum: Touring
12-12-12, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Lamabb

If you pass by Carmel, NY I would love to host...

If you pass by Carmel, NY I would love to host you. If you head north from NYC you'll run right past me, probably at the end of your first day, about 50-60 miles. Shoot me a message if you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,134
Posted By Lamabb

I don't know about aluminum, but I got a dent...

I don't know about aluminum, but I got a dent like that in a steel bike of mine... and it's still riding fine today. But again.... different metal.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,447
Posted By Lamabb

California in general has some great cycling and...

California in general has some great cycling and community, but I was thinking internationally as well as locally. Possibly one of the european countries such as France, the UK, the netherlands or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,447
Posted By Lamabb

Best place to live (to cycle)

Where is the best place to live for cycling? Taking all factors into consideration.

For me, I believe an ideal place would include these factors:

- Living near a big city but not in one....
Forum: Touring
06-24-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Lamabb

worn spring on a brooks flyer

Hey guys,

I used my brooks flyer saddle on my trans-america tour last summer and it worked great. However, I am getting ready for my next tour and I took my touring bike out for a spin. I noticed...
Forum: Touring
06-03-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,629
Posted By Lamabb

In about a month, on July 5th, I'll be starting...

In about a month, on July 5th, I'll be starting at Mexico and riding up to Canada through the Mountains following Adventure Cycling's sierra cascades route...
Replies: 70
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lamabb

There's something magical about being midway...

There's something magical about being midway through a challenging brevet and suddenly taking it all in:

- Having gotten out to the middle of nowhere with nothing but a bicycle and my legs
-...
Forum: Touring
05-30-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Lamabb

unfortunately the public transit in southeastern...

unfortunately the public transit in southeastern Mass is not the best. What general time during the summer did you plan to make this trip?
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Lamabb

I'm certain it's the saddle. It's plainly obvious...

I'm certain it's the saddle. It's plainly obvious the sound is from the brooks. I'll try slightly loosening the bolts that hold the springs and lube them before re-tightening them. I won't be able to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Lamabb

Post your favorite off-the-bike pics!

Do you have any silly or interesting off-the-bike pictures from a tour? Maybe one with a story behind it or one that is just looks silly. A picture that is simply cool or maybe one that makes you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,559
Posted By Lamabb

I always use gloves. most of my rides are long...

I always use gloves. most of my rides are long enough that my hands would start feeling uncomfortable if I didn't wear them. Also, I have a better grip on the bar. Pretty much what everyone has been...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By Lamabb

Brooks Flyer creeks and noises

My brooks flyer saddle has about 4,000 miles on it so far. But I started hearing creeks and noises coming from it after it "broke in" at 500 miles or so. It feels fine, but whenever I'm climbing a...
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By Lamabb

I think I'm actually going to just bring some...

I think I'm actually going to just bring some normal looking swimming trunks and use them for things like hiking, around town, stores, swimming...
I did that last tour and it worked well, I was just...
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,133
Posted By Lamabb

Well I just went along and got myself a pair of...

Well I just went along and got myself a pair of Vibrams. The Treksport model for hiking. I just can't help loving how small they can get by squeezing into my panniers. I am just hoping I can break...
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,133
Posted By Lamabb

Vibrams for off-bike shoe?

I am riding the Sierra Cascade bicycle route this upcoming summer and wanted to clip into my bike so I can have an easier time climbing all the mountains. The problem is that I also want to do some...
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By Lamabb

Baggy cycling shorts

Does anyone have experiences with baggy cycling shorts? I was considering buying a pair for my upcoming Sierra Cascades tour. I like how they seem to be just as comfortable as regular bike shorts but...
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