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05-28-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Wheever

Oddly enough, no, North Stamford, CT. It's...

Oddly enough, no, North Stamford, CT. It's nothing but climb after climb after climb. (unless you want to head down towards the water, but that's where traffic gets really bad.) My area of Vermont is...
05-27-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,144
Posted By Wheever

Last year I moved from a place where my riding...

Last year I moved from a place where my riding was relatively flat, to a place where it's hard to go 5 miles without 1000' of climbing. (At both ends of my road are 16-20% grades that have to be...
05-27-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By Wheever

Since no one else has answered the question you...

Since no one else has answered the question you actually asked, I'm on rosuvastatin (crestor) and it's not causing me any muscle pain that I notice. Atorvastatin caused me horrible restless leg, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Wheever

No, it was asphalt. It had just gotten my tires...

No, it was asphalt. It had just gotten my tires so oily and sticky, crap on the road--and the gravel driveway I bailed out into--was stuck to them. Even the grass clippings were sticking to them. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Wheever

Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Wheever

That's what I was doing, on the drop in, just...

That's what I was doing, on the drop in, just like I always do. Never had any problems before.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Wheever

Lol. No, you misunderstand: the turn itself is...

Lol. No, you misunderstand: the turn itself is steep as snot, and the hunk of road dropping into it, but once you get out of the turn, it's basically a pretty straight 5% or so before it levels out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Wheever

Scary occurrence and the dangers of fresh asphalt

Yesterday, as I was coming home from a ride, a very dangerous and surprising thing happened to me:

At the end of my road there is a hairpin turn that drops at probably something close to a 20%...
05-24-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Wheever

I spoke to my GP, and he said to stop taking the...

I spoke to my GP, and he said to stop taking the BP meds, keep track of my blood pressure, and call him in 2 weeks. If it goes back up, he'll put me on something different and see if it works better....
05-20-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Wheever

BP Meds and cycling

So about 6 weeks ago I had a little stroke. Not a TIA, an actual, lacunar stroke. Anyway, my BP was a little high, but my cholesterol was perfect and, really, they don't have a clear idea what caused...
05-09-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,429
Posted By Wheever

Looks more like a muskrat, but can't tell without...

Looks more like a muskrat, but can't tell without seeing the tail. They look pretty similar.
05-03-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,562
Posted By Wheever

And now to the most important question: what kind...

And now to the most important question: what kind of chain lube do you use on dogs?
04-29-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,509
Posted By Wheever

So after a visit with a Cardiologist, (yes! A...

So after a visit with a Cardiologist, (yes! A road biker!) he thinks my stroke was caused either by Afib or something called a PFO--which is basically a hole between the ventricles that would have...
04-27-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,513
Posted By Wheever

I read a study that said 26 emissions a month...

I read a study that said 26 emissions a month reduced the risk of prostate cancer. I'd have to go look for the study, but I remember thinking "that's a lot of work!"
04-17-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,509
Posted By Wheever

Unfortunately, I didn't have a TIA, I had a...

Unfortunately, I didn't have a TIA, I had a lacunar stroke. I have no family history of strokes (Except my grandfather who had a TIA or a mild stroke at 94) or heart disease; I don't have any plaque...
04-15-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,509
Posted By Wheever

That's a VERY good idea.

That's a VERY good idea.
04-14-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,509
Posted By Wheever

I just found this thread. Sorry for your...

I just found this thread. Sorry for your troubles, Eatonkd!


I also just had a minor stroke three weeks ago. It's still considered "cryptogenic" in that they don't know what caused it yet. I'm...
04-14-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By Wheever

I also have the absolute blacks 46/30, and I love...

I also have the absolute blacks 46/30, and I love them. I really like the feel of oval rings. I'm running them with an R8000 RD 11-32 with a wolf tooth, and all is smooth and functional.

Having...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,299
Posted By Wheever

This is the way I feel about those stupid Trek...

This is the way I feel about those stupid Trek 1-bolt seat mast toppers. Yeah, they're light. But getting your seat where you want it and having it *stay* there is a nightmare. A total PITA.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,299
Posted By Wheever

I take your point, I was thinking less about...

I take your point, I was thinking less about removing more material than creating deeper scratches. Ie less sanding with rougher sandpaper. Just scuff it up real good. And also the clamp face.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,299
Posted By Wheever

I would actually go with something rougher, to...

I would actually go with something rougher, to really give the surface some tooth, and also on the face of the clamp itself, where it bears against the post. Doing this could vastly increase the...
11-05-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,626
Posted By Wheever

Where I ride, the worst are BMWs, Porsches,...

Where I ride, the worst are BMWs, Porsches, Corvettes and Audis. Pickup trucks and most other vehicles tend to be polite passers, often waiting until it's *definitely* safe, then passing with wide...
10-29-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,108
Posted By Wheever

Me too! I've gotten a couple of them to do the...

Me too! I've gotten a couple of them to do the red flash, even! I was so proud! :lol: (Downgrade, limit was 25, I was doing something over 30.)
10-07-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 106,821
Posted By Wheever

Nice to see this thread back again! I moved...

Nice to see this thread back again!

I moved to a new area last spring that is VERY hilly. I'm not used to hills of this sort. (I "Everested" in ~300 road miles. I didn't everest in 2000 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Wheever

Happens I have found a nail polish that pretty...

Happens I have found a nail polish that pretty exactly matches the bluing on ultegra derailleurs and chainrings! :thumb:

I actually took a spare derailler with me to the drugstore. I can't believe...
09-25-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Wheever

The new Kickr core is $899, btw. Basically, it's...

The new Kickr core is $899, btw. Basically, it's last year's Kickr with a couple of down-market mods. I'm very tempted.
09-24-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Wheever

That's not the worst plan, actually. Means I have...

That's not the worst plan, actually. Means I have to find a hobby store, rather than an autozone or whatever. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Wheever

That's what I'm hoping for. Someone saying "hey,...

That's what I'm hoping for. Someone saying "hey, I found generic grey xxxx touch up paint at (insert store name) is a pretty good match." It kinda blows my mind that no one seems to have done that....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Wheever

Anyone found a good touch up match for Ultegra gray?

Hey all, (posted this over in mechanics but didn't really get a response, so I thought I'd try here,)

Has anyone found a good (stock) touch up paint (Or nail polish) color for ultegra 6800 gray?...
09-22-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Wheever

Anyone found a good touch up match for Ultegra gray?

Hey y'all,

I was wondering if anyone had found a good touch up paint or nail polish match for the ultegra 6800 gray? I've got some scuff on a crank I'd like to address.

Thanks!
09-20-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,234
Posted By Wheever

it's the same in track. The short distance...

it's the same in track. The short distance sprinters are all muscle, and as the event distances get longer, so do the bodies get thinner and leaner, until you to to the marathon levels, where people...
09-20-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,516
Posted By Wheever

I always wave to thank courteous passers--those...

I always wave to thank courteous passers--those that wait to pass safely, give wide margins in passing, give a little honk before passing, etc.

Where I've been riding lately, in the western corner...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wheever

schwalbe pro ones. So far, I love them.

schwalbe pro ones. So far, I love them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wheever

Regular.

Regular.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,738
Posted By Wheever

Why I love tubeless

Yes, there will be naysayers. Yes, tubes have worked for 100,000 years and should be good enough for me, yeah yeah. But yesterday I finally got to experience the reason I switched to tubeless: not...
09-17-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Wheever

The derailler hanger got bent, I suspect....

The derailler hanger got bent, I suspect. Probably a bike shop wouldn't charge you much for that. Happens often enough that I bought the tool to do it myself.
09-05-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Wheever

+1 I ride a Drakon and love it, but tilt is...

+1

I ride a Drakon and love it, but tilt is really critical with SMPs. I mean, critical to the point that you need to be really diligent about being consistent in measuring it. (By which I mean,...
08-25-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Wheever

I would only use disc brake cleaner on the rotors...

I would only use disc brake cleaner on the rotors themselves. Even hough it's supposed to be fine for *automotive* caliper seals and whatnot, I wouldn't chance it on a bike.

I spray some on a rag...
08-21-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,064
Posted By Wheever

THIS Also, your wheels could never possibly...

THIS

Also, your wheels could never possibly travel the same distance, unless your bike was on rails. And that's actually a Choo Choo train.
08-20-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 866
Posted By Wheever

Thanks for that! I've seen a few washes around on...

Thanks for that! I've seen a few washes around on Amazon and tried a couple, but this stuff look exactly like what I'm looking for!

EDIT: the wiggle link says they no longer carry it. Boo!
08-20-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 866
Posted By Wheever

Actually, it's the opposite : people who are...

Actually, it's the opposite : people who are initially immune to poison ivy develop the reaction with repeated exposure. That's what happened to me, as a matter of fact. And I am still highly...
08-18-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Wheever

Funny thing, I looked at it and was all "dammit!...

Funny thing, I looked at it and was all "dammit! I know what that is! " With that itchy feeling in my brain. And of course as soon as I saw the pic of the sewing machine, I remembered my mother's old...
08-18-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 866
Posted By Wheever

When it comes to poison ivy, one word: Tecnu...

When it comes to poison ivy, one word: Tecnu (https://www.teclabsinc.com/products/poison-oak-ivy/tecnu).

Back in the '90s I was doing lawn work for the summer on Martha's Vineyard, which as insane...
08-18-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 866
Posted By Wheever

Would you share the name of this detergent,...

Would you share the name of this detergent, please? I've been looking for something like this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,070
Posted By Wheever

Actually, they do. They have ranges (basically...

Actually, they do. They have ranges (basically pulley sets) in which they continuously vary the ratios, but above and below that, they shift to the next pulley. [source: my GF has a nice spanking new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,087
Posted By Wheever

I don't "wash" my bike, I lick it clean after...

I don't "wash" my bike, I lick it clean after every ride. Like a mother cat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,241
Posted By Wheever

Not to go all r/conspiracy or anything, but WE...

Not to go all r/conspiracy or anything, but WE ALL KNOW CRABON BIKES ASPLODE.

Clearly when he hit the wall his bike did indeed asplode killing him and all other people for 100 yards in every...
07-20-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By Wheever

that guy's an amateur! My pro-level massage...

that guy's an amateur! My pro-level massage therapist had me put my cleats ON TOP of my shoes!
07-16-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,273
Posted By Wheever

With an inseam as long as yours, at your height,...

With an inseam as long as yours, at your height, I'd definitely go for the 48 bike.

I'm 5'9" with a 34 inseam, and I ride a 52 with a 1cm longer stem and it's perfect. I suspect for you you might...
07-13-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Wheever

Your forgot to DROPE THE HAMER before you dialed...

Your forgot to DROPE THE HAMER before you dialed it up to 400 watts, and shot the guy "the look". :lol:
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