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10-21-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By OPC

George on the Dragon

Killboy.com captured a nice pic of George riding on the 129:
http://killboy.blogspot.com/2011/10/biker-gang-rolled-through.html

Some "share the road sentiment" from motorcyclists' comments, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,291
Posted By OPC

I understand your point, but the data is not...

I understand your point, but the data is not misleading. The report is a simple summary, with averages, of historical information. It makes no claims of future projections nor probabilities. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,291
Posted By OPC

A little out of date (2009 publication), but...

A little out of date (2009 publication), but interesting:
"Almost three-fourths (72%) of the pedalcyclist fatalities were killed during the
daytime between the hours of 4 a.m. and 8 p.m., a...
Forum: Foo
09-17-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,757
Posted By OPC

ephemeral

ephemeral
09-19-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 161,830
Posted By OPC

Yeah, this really bummed me out. I only read...

Yeah, this really bummed me out. I only read Infinite Jest...it was remarkable.

Just finished:
The Good Fairies of New York and Lonely Werewolf Girl, both by Martin Millar. Very funny stuff.
...
08-28-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By OPC

Take a look at at the Hostel Shoppe...

Take a look at at the Hostel Shoppe (http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/search.pl?category=205000). Mostly intended for 'bents & tandems, but you might find something that works for you.
Forum: Foo
07-14-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,659
Posted By OPC

In the immortal words of Garth - "Uhm, get over...

In the immortal words of Garth - "Uhm, get over it. Go out with somebody else." :lol:
07-14-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,067
Posted By OPC

In no particular order: Dumb-***** wet...

In no particular order:

Dumb-***** wet pavement - hit a turn too fast & overshot into a chainlink fence
Wasp caught between sunglasses & helmet - freaked out & lost control.
Dumb-***** forgot to...
07-14-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By OPC

Indeed, they make the point of mentioning what...

Indeed, they make the point of mentioning what their design target is for yearly milage. Not saying that they're over-designed, just making an observation. :thumb:
07-14-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By OPC

Anyone else make note of the specs? 50# pounds...

Anyone else make note of the specs? 50# pounds and $3,400. Those things are tanks. :D
07-10-08, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By OPC

Very nice. Congrats on the new ride.

Very nice. Congrats on the new ride.
Forum: Foo
07-09-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By OPC

I haven't tried them all, but Starbucks is the go...

I haven't tried them all, but Starbucks is the go to espresso for me. Triple, please.

Peets - a little too bitter to me.
Illy's - I've made pressed coffee, but never espresso. Very good.
Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,107
Posted By OPC

I've tried Pearl Izumi, DeMarchi (low end of the...

I've tried Pearl Izumi, DeMarchi (low end of the line), Assos, Nalini (made for Bianchi), and Descente. The Descente Aero-X series with the Spectra Chamois is what I settled on. Still occasionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,116
Posted By OPC

Exactly. IMO, every cyclist should ride at least...

Exactly. IMO, every cyclist should ride at least one in their lives, flat or hilly, supported or solo.
Forum: Southwest
06-24-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By OPC

Great. Thanks.

Great. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,129
Posted By OPC

Bike Forum Law states "Thou must post pics". ...

Bike Forum Law states "Thou must post pics". :thumb:

Once you have it, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,129
Posted By OPC

Adding a very biased Bianchi vote. Though, I do...

Adding a very biased Bianchi vote. Though, I do like the 928SL frames better.
05-22-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By OPC

Try velowear.com for good quality & reasonable...

Try velowear.com for good quality & reasonable prices.

I've found that 2pair of bibs is all I need as a frequent rider. I alternate riding in each pair, wash immediately after each ride, always...
05-09-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By OPC

I would recommend giving the recumbents some...

I would recommend giving the recumbents some consideration as well.
05-09-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,856
Posted By OPC

Tough enough to avoid chafing and saddle sores...

Tough enough to avoid chafing and saddle sores with cycling attire designed to prevent it much less in regular street clothes.

Funny, though, it is such a PITA to gear up for a ride that I won't...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By OPC

I forgot to add that for rides over 4hrs, I find...

I forgot to add that for rides over 4hrs, I find I need to add solid food to my intake or I begin to run too much of a calorie deficit & risk bonking. A bagel or a Cliff bar or some trail mix -...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,598
Posted By OPC

Mini-pump & CO2. I've had occassion to...

Mini-pump & CO2.

I've had occassion to give away my CO2 to a fellow cyclist who needed it. It was good peace of mind to know I still had the pump if I needed it.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By OPC

It's a question of how many calories you want to...

It's a question of how many calories you want to consume over your ride. I work well on about 150-200calories per hour. For me this means about 1/2 bottle of energy drink per hour and packet of Gu...
05-02-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,516
Posted By OPC

Did a thread on this a while back: ...

Did a thread on this a while back:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=117682&highlight=
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By OPC

During my fittting, the PT had me spin at my...

During my fittting, the PT had me spin at my normal cadence for 10-15min. That can be long enough to start to perspire, especially indoors. Wear your cycling clothes, you'll be much more...
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By OPC

The Candy & the Quattros are both fine pedals &...

The Candy & the Quattros are both fine pedals & I'm sure you'll be happy with them. Confidence in your equipment is sometimes under-rated & you should go with the stuff you trust. That said, I...
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By OPC

Six jours is correct, it is a balance and...

Six jours is correct, it is a balance and technique problem, not a pedal problem. The SPDs, Looks, or other seemingly wider pedals will not help with this. Try keeping your strong-leg clipped for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By OPC

feethanddooth wrote: Nickshu wrote: ...

feethanddooth wrote:

Nickshu wrote:

Funny. :p

f&d probably based his/her assessment on your arms looking locked, but do not adjust your saddle fore/aft for reach. Reach/cockpit depth...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-08, 07:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,670
Posted By OPC

35mile loop through Chandler and Tempe, AZ. No...

35mile loop through Chandler and Tempe, AZ. No wind. Easy light-tempo (still building up miles - got a late start this season). Some hills, mostly flat. Getting up at 0515hr to take off at 0645hr...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,089
Posted By OPC

Ok, try this - imagine "Total Eclipse of the...

Ok, try this - imagine "Total Eclipse of the Heart" playing in the background:

OCP Roadie in Team Kit waves to a Fred riding in the opposite direction

Fred snubs OCP Roadie by not waving back,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,089
Posted By OPC

No problem.

No problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,089
Posted By OPC

For "inside jokes" try the Sandbagger Translation...

For "inside jokes" try the Sandbagger Translation thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=181049&highlight=translation)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,975
Posted By OPC

+1. I have them on all three of my bikes. ...

+1. I have them on all three of my bikes. Simple, sturdy, practical, multiple color options.
Forum: Southwest
04-22-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By OPC

Excellent. Thank you. I'd done a websearch with...

Excellent. Thank you. I'd done a websearch with no luck. This will help greatly.
04-22-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,363
Posted By OPC

Yes. Park multi-tool. Forget which one. I've...

Yes. Park multi-tool. Forget which one. I've used it on occassion to make fit adjustments mid-ride: saddle up/down, cleat loosened up, etc. Very handy, I don't ride without it.

'Sides, one...
Forum: Southwest
04-22-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By OPC

Phoenix Cycling Maps

Does anyone know of a publication or resource for Phoenix area cycling maps. I am hoping for an equivalent to what King County, WA publishes: Bicycling Maps...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,605
Posted By OPC

I had a similar problem some time back. For me,...

I had a similar problem some time back. For me, a combination of things have addressed the issue:
Dropped the saddle hieght - results in reduced lateral stress on the joint at the bottom of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,933
Posted By OPC

Left foot. Like to start off with my strong leg...

Left foot. Like to start off with my strong leg clipped in.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By OPC

+1. Really like that they carry Assos & Castelli...

+1. Really like that they carry Assos & Castelli so one can try before one buys.
Last time I was there (a couple-three weeks) they were light on jersey inventory and mostly stocked with cold &...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By OPC

Lots of places you can contact for group rides. ...

Lots of places you can contact for group rides. Here's WA DOT's list of bicycle clubs (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/Clubs.htm). Cascade Bicycle Club (http://www.cascade.org/Home/) is the biggest...
03-02-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By OPC

Yeah, well, consider the volume of the other...

Yeah, well, consider the volume of the other ingredients. The chicken isn't the focus of the recipe. Feel free to play around with the proportions. Cooking is an art, afterall. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By OPC

Are you on a limited budget? If not, then the...

Are you on a limited budget? If not, then the Garmin Edge 305 is one I would recommend, but it is not cheap.
03-02-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By OPC

Favorite after-ride meal: Chicken Stir Fry. ...

Favorite after-ride meal:

Chicken Stir Fry.
1/2 Boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed. Visible fat removed.
2cu frozen stir fry vegetables, thawed and drained. I like the mix with broccolli...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-07, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By OPC

The two-screw cleat the SPD-R uses may make it...

The two-screw cleat the SPD-R uses may make it harder to find compatible shoes down the road, but otherwise I think the SPD-Rs are just fine.
02-19-07, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By OPC

I'm not a Rivendell member, but I did receive a...

I'm not a Rivendell member, but I did receive a reader for some reason late last week. Interesting publication.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,542
Posted By OPC

For exactly equivalent designs (rail length,...

For exactly equivalent designs (rail length, tubing inner & outer diameters, bend radii, etc), then Ti.

Elemental Young's Modulous:
Mg = 45 GPa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium)
Ti = 116...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,812
Posted By OPC

I don't think your charge time is an issue. A...

I don't think your charge time is an issue. A fully battery charge will usually only provide about 9hr of run-time. It didn't peter out at mile 90, it petered out at 9hrs. ;) There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,948
Posted By OPC

7-gawd-awful-pounds this winter. Gotta get going.

7-gawd-awful-pounds this winter. Gotta get going.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By OPC

I tried both and I definitely prefer the...

I tried both and I definitely prefer the hinge-less Pro M-Frames. For me, there was a better fit with the Pros. Also, they are easier to manipulate with one hand while riding than hinged glasses. ...
12-29-06, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By OPC

Really? I must be getting old - the memory is...

Really? I must be getting old - the memory is going.
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