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Forum: Touring
07-07-16, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By TallTravel

How long ago was that? I spent a lot of time in...

How long ago was that? I spent a lot of time in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Poland, and Northern Germany. The Latvian road system was undergoing the most extensive upgrading I've ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,647
Posted By TallTravel

I thought the same thing until I tested an...

I thought the same thing until I tested an aluminum road bike with a tighter and smaller frame triangle. This Giant Defy has carbon forks, and is almost as soft as any full carbon bike I've ridden....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,397
Posted By TallTravel

I have carbon fiber in my road bike forks only, ...

I have carbon fiber in my road bike forks only, not in my 29er MTB, and this video was helpful to me in understanding what to watch for when purchasing my next roadie, choosing who works on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By TallTravel

I disagree completely. I've used Strava daily...

I disagree completely. I've used Strava daily for years (always uploading from an Android).

I consider it one of the most reliable apps I've ever used.
07-05-16, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By TallTravel

Find the switch and move it in the opposite...

Find the switch and move it in the opposite direction.

Next question? 😁
07-05-16, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By TallTravel

Most come off very easily, why take the risk?

Most come off very easily, why take the risk?
07-04-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,747
Posted By TallTravel

I've been riding 5-6 days each week for years....

I've been riding 5-6 days each week for years. When I take a day off it's usually Sunday. On Monday I hop on the bike and feel totally renewed --legs, lungs, and mental energy.

It may be just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By TallTravel

Have you shared this with Strava support? I've...

Have you shared this with Strava support? I've found some of their support staff are very, very good.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,647
Posted By TallTravel

Agreed, 100 % accurate, in my opinion.

Agreed, 100 % accurate, in my opinion.
Forum: Foo
12-26-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,474
Posted By TallTravel

I were in many social groups.

I were in many social groups.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,445
Posted By TallTravel

I was in almost exactly your same situation, and...

I was in almost exactly your same situation, and with your same mindset, for years. I was commuting on a nice 29er, primarily on asphalt, and ride some 7,000 miles that way, with some single...
12-16-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By TallTravel

Looks like great riding!

Looks like great riding!
12-16-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By TallTravel

Very well written, Sculptor! Educational reading...

Very well written, Sculptor! Educational reading for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By TallTravel

Pay attention to your reach also, height is not...

Pay attention to your reach also, height is not the only factor.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,042
Posted By TallTravel

My Strava shows VAM on the full site only, not...

My Strava shows VAM on the full site only, not the Android app. It shows under the individual ride summary only. Mine shows my VAM at or around 700 for most climbs.

I did a 12 mile climb last...
12-07-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By TallTravel

You have an easy train ride to Krakow, Poland, ...

You have an easy train ride to Krakow, Poland, which has plenty of good bike shops compared to Kiev.

You could test ride it there, they could sell you a boxed bike, ship it on the train with...
12-07-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,673
Posted By TallTravel

Ride your two top choices on the same hilly...

Ride your two top choices on the same hilly single track, then make a decision.
12-07-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By TallTravel

Garmin is one is the biggest names in GPS...

Garmin is one is the biggest names in GPS technology. It stands to reason they'll have more comments on the net than most any other manufacturer.

Most retailers will allow a refund or exchange...
12-07-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By TallTravel

Ride each of them on some hilly single track,...

Ride each of them on some hilly single track, then make a decision.
Forum: Foo
12-06-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,094
Posted By TallTravel

Bigdo13, I'd like to know more about the...

Bigdo13,

I'd like to know more about the arsenic content in brown rice from sources other than California. Can you share your sources? Does the study you are referencing distinguish between...
12-05-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By TallTravel

Good for you! Where in Arizona?

Good for you! Where in Arizona?
12-04-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,452
Posted By TallTravel

I believe the only preparation for hydraulic...

I believe the only preparation for hydraulic braking systems on that trip is to avoid the need for brakes.

I do not believe your choice of hydraulic brakes is a good choice.
12-01-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,964
Posted By TallTravel

I made it to 802 miles last month, 58,000...

I made it to 802 miles last month, 58,000 vertical feet climbed, so that's my goal for this month. Since I did that in 27 riding days I think my chances of bettering that number are good.
12-01-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,712
Posted By TallTravel

I'm currently climbing 15,000-20,000 vertical...

I'm currently climbing 15,000-20,000 vertical feet per week, riding approximately 200 miles per week, and I've been seeing my heart rate between 41-52 lately.

For me, climbing makes a bigger...
11-30-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,063
Posted By TallTravel

WOW! I was always taught a grizzly cohort keep...

WOW! I was always taught a grizzly cohort keep up that speed for more than a few hundred yards. That grizzly likely weighed almost 1,000 pounds.

I'm so glad he's safe.
11-30-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,700
Posted By TallTravel

Strava tells I rode 802 miles and climbed 58,000...

Strava tells I rode 802 miles and climbed 58,000 vertical feet this month.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By TallTravel

It takes a lot of energy to digest foods while...

It takes a lot of energy to digest foods while riding. The industry has used the experience from the world's best riders to develop products to provide easily digestible hydration, electrolytes, ...
11-29-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By TallTravel

Jicafold has one is the best deals you're gonna...

Jicafold has one is the best deals you're gonna find. I'd go for it.
Forum: Introductions
11-29-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By TallTravel

Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Commuting
11-29-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By TallTravel

I'm very happy to hear you emerged from that...

I'm very happy to hear you emerged from that relatively unscathed..... was this on Thanksgiving by any chance?
11-28-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,433
Posted By TallTravel

I had a triple repair 5 years ago, and it went...

I had a triple repair 5 years ago, and it went perfectly. I don't recommend rushing the recovery.
11-27-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 37,089
Posted By TallTravel

I'm dedicated to Strava, and I'm signed up for...

I'm dedicated to Strava, and I'm signed up for four of their challenges aay the present time.

They definitely challenge me.
Forum: Introductions
11-26-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By TallTravel

Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,846
Posted By TallTravel

I had my best climbing time this morning ever, ...

I had my best climbing time this morning ever, I'm sure largely due to the century this past Saturday. I felt much stronger, more than a few Personal Records this morning on Strava.
11-24-14, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By TallTravel

HvPnyrs, Could you explain what you mean by using...

HvPnyrs, Could you explain what you mean by using the legs for active suspension?
11-23-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 43,810
Posted By TallTravel

Just did my first century in over 10 years...

Just did my first century in over 10 years yesterday, El Tour de Tucson. Had a great time.
Forum: Touring
11-23-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By TallTravel

Grandpa, Go to Strava.com and click on search.

Grandpa, Go to Strava.com and click on search.
Forum: Introductions
11-23-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By TallTravel

Welcome to the group! Where do you live? When...

Welcome to the group! Where do you live? When you say expedition, what do you mean, exactly?

Do you mean a touring bike, or a mountain bike? I met a man from across the Baltic Sea from your...
11-23-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,497
Posted By TallTravel

I blew a 25 on my front last week, and a little...

I blew a 25 on my front last week, and a little munchkin of a mechanic put on a 23 without telling me he'd made the change. I weigh 220, so I was not at all pleased.

I let him leave it on, as...
Forum: Foo
11-23-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,368
Posted By TallTravel

Don't forget, these guys had their shows before...

Don't forget, these guys had their shows before political correctness came into play?

Those shows were out the same time the Smothers Brothers were kicked off the air in the late 60's for being...
Forum: Foo
11-22-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,368
Posted By TallTravel

Moonlighting with Cybill Shepard and Bruce...

Moonlighting with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis.

The Rat Patrol, with Eric Braeden, among others.
Forum: Southwest
11-22-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By TallTravel

4:13? I want even close to that! WOW! I...

4:13? I want even close to that! WOW!

I just located the times online. Our own board member averaged 24.5 MPH, within seconds of Steve Hegg! I had no idea I was riding with such elite company...
11-22-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24,328
Views: 2,263,666
Posted By TallTravel

My first century in some 10 years. Best supported...

My first century in some 10 years. Best supported ride I can imagine. 106 miles, the Tucson Police and Pima County Sheriffs spectacular work allowed me to ride the entire without stopping for a...
11-22-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,700
Posted By TallTravel

Strava tells me I'm at 582.8 miles for the month,...

Strava tells me I'm at 582.8 miles for the month, 39,000 vertical feet climbed.
11-20-14, 12:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,966
Posted By TallTravel

Happy Days!

Happy Days!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,197
Posted By TallTravel

I don't know how many jerseys I have, but I...

I don't know how many jerseys I have, but I think 7. I commute daily, 40 miles, in Southern California.
11-18-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 80,328
Posted By TallTravel

Mike, " gut biome ? Yeah, I'm...

Mike,

" gut biome ?

Yeah, I'm ignorant.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,203
Posted By TallTravel

I see 1,000 car doors opening on the drivers side...

I see 1,000 car doors opening on the drivers side (in the bike lane) for every single car door opened on the sidewalk.

I can see people walking on sidewalks, and slow down to their walking speed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,203
Posted By TallTravel

I have no issues about riding on the sidewalk if...

I have no issues about riding on the sidewalk if it'll save my life. I don't worry about slowing traffic, I focus on safety.

Whether mountain bike or road bike, if it is significantly safer...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,932
Posted By TallTravel

I'm 6-5", and I've traveled to 60 countries, and...

I'm 6-5", and I've traveled to 60 countries, and all of our states.
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