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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,050
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

The US government and EU have standards for the...

The US government and EU have standards for the manufacturing of car parts. Surprising to me that, according to this article, no similar standards exist for bicycle parts. Also surprising to me that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,050
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Assploding carbon defect lawsuits

Interesting and level-headed overview of the rising number of lawsuits against the manufacturers of carbon bike parts. Story also looks at the iffy-ness of buying used carbon bikes.

FTA: The San...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Hot Pizza!

Cyclist smashes into woman on MUP after yelling "hot pizza!"

"If you say ‘On your left’ people get confused, but if you yell ‘Hot pizza’ people usually turn around with a smile, assess the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Here is an all-purpose BF answer: You need a more...

Here is an all-purpose BF answer: You need a more expensive bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

I ride a mountain bike almost as much as my road...

I ride a mountain bike almost as much as my road bike, and the mount for the Bolt, which juts a long way in front of the handlebars, looks like a really bad idea.

Does anyone here have experience...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-16, 11:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,140
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

About half my riding time is on dirt on a...

About half my riding time is on dirt on a mountain bike, and half is on the road. Every unsolicited dickish riding tip has been given to me on the road. There is something about road biking that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-16, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Amazingly, I have several Strava KOMs on skin...

Amazingly, I have several Strava KOMs on skin tracks (uphill). This is almost certainly due to lack of competition. I didn't know they were Strava segments until after the fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,309
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

I wonder if your tire was over-inflated. If you...

I wonder if your tire was over-inflated. If you set your tire pressure at, say, 5,300 feet in Denver, it would gain significant pressure as you doubled your elevation to the top of Vail Pass.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Doper sells dope

Disgraced TDF champ / non-champ Floyd Landis has opened a Colorado marijuana dispensary.

What kills pain better -- massage, Advil, ice bath, EPO, beer, or pot?

Floyd Landis, pro cyclist who...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-15, 01:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,318
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Women swoon over me. Mechanics fear me.

Women swoon over me. Mechanics fear me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,736
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Pretty easy to tell on this thread who is an elf...

Pretty easy to tell on this thread who is an elf and who is not.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,168
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Chrome is nearly three times more popular than...

Chrome is nearly three times more popular than any other browser in the world. But now Garmin wants to be incompatible with it? Sounds like business suicide.

When is Garmin going to buy Strava, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Three classic gentle climbs from the Denver...

Three classic gentle climbs from the Denver suburbs are up Lookout Mountain from Golden, up Deer Creek Canyon from Chatfield, and up Squaw Pass from Bergen Park. A good source for maps of Colorado...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,975
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

At the risk of sounding like a Buzzfeed quiz,...

At the risk of sounding like a Buzzfeed quiz, here are a few ways to tell if you are more of a mountain biker than roadie:
* What's better -- beer or coffee?
* Do you wash your bike after rides?
*...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,810
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

I am King of the Snot Rocket, and my accuracy is...

I am King of the Snot Rocket, and my accuracy is improving.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 22,455
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Thanks. This is great. Never would have guessed...

Thanks. This is great. Never would have guessed that Trek is twice as big as its next competitor, or that Redline was No. 4 bike seller. Also, looks like MTB is in a steady decline.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 22,455
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

1. What's the U.S. market share these days for...

1. What's the U.S. market share these days for road-bike companies? (Trek / Specialized / etc.)
2. What's the market share breakdown on types of bikes sold? (road vs. mountain vs. hybrid vs. kids)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,262
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

More powerful than clay as a shining agent is...

More powerful than clay as a shining agent is urea. It works best on carbon frames. There's a good reason why those Pinarellos keep their gloss for so long.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Going to Moab to ride road bikes would be like...

Going to Moab to ride road bikes would be like going to Colorado to water ski.

Moab is one of the greatest places on earth to ride a mountain bike. Why waste time on skinny tires?

But if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,809
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Hmm. The car in the background of that too-cheap,...

Hmm. The car in the background of that too-cheap, for-sale bike has no license plate.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,462
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

The more expensive your bike, the bigger your...

The more expensive your bike, the bigger your penis. Surely she appreciates this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,617
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

If all you care about for fitness is riding a...

If all you care about for fitness is riding a bike, then lighter is definitely better on climbs. That said, there are clear disadvantages in life to having T-Rex / cyclist arms.

I've been on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,208
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

I use a $150 Pebble watch with my Android phone....

I use a $150 Pebble watch with my Android phone. It works seamlessly with Strava. The watch screen displays distance, speed, and time elapsed. One big plus of a Pebble is the battery life -- the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,125
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

New video of the MUP incident: ...

New video of the MUP incident:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtCpJTWpBh8&src_vid=HNdObl46C1M&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_873277
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,125
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

That runner story is creepy, but you ignore the...

That runner story is creepy, but you ignore the tradition of roadie nastiness that makes the infamous bike pump scene ring true:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpwxdvuOMQA
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,125
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

King of the MUP!

From the Sacramento Bee. What is it about roadies that makes something like this unsurprising? Hard to imagine a runner or mountain biker doing the same.

Cheryl Rains was biking on the American...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,796
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

This is terrific. Congrats. The only thing better...

This is terrific. Congrats. The only thing better than surprising other people is surprising yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,493
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Give the OP credit. He is riding from Greeley,...

Give the OP credit. He is riding from Greeley, Colorado, which is one of the slaughterhouse capitals of the planet. Riding / breathing one mile in Greeley = riding / breathing five miles anywhere...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Can't believe you rode a bike on US 285 through...

Can't believe you rode a bike on US 285 through South Park. That road has 70 mph traffic with no shoulder. If you can survive that, you can survive a little oxygen deprivation.

Different people...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,716
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

I'm jealous. Wish I had a cycling bromance ala...

I'm jealous. Wish I had a cycling bromance ala Velo Vol and PCad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,716
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Bodies: Cyclists vs. soccer players

Cycling and soccer / football are two sports where little guys can do well. They also are two sports that require (relatively) little upper body strength. Watching the World Cup made me wonder: Why...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,492
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Merino wool has been great for me, especially on...

Merino wool has been great for me, especially on tours when you have to go days without a washing. Merino jerseys don't itch and they don't stink, even after repeated wearings. (And I sweat a lot.)...
05-15-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,478
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Kill cyclist, stay out of jail

Easiest way to off someone and stay out of prison? Hit-and-run a cyclist!
Who else can you kill without serving time? Pedestrian? Another driver? Motorcyclist?

From today's Fort Collins,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,156
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Biopace chainrings were oval and on my first...

Biopace chainrings were oval and on my first mountain bike in the late 80s. I don't remember mine being as oblong as the ring in your picture. They were supposed to improve traction on loose stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,931
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Golf and cycling have one thing in common -- they...

Golf and cycling have one thing in common -- they are the sports with the ugliest clothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 42,353
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Wow! A real problem presented -- and solved -- on...

Wow! A real problem presented -- and solved -- on the 41.
Ah, but it was 10 years ago. This must explain something.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,671
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

The whole premise of this thread is wrong....

The whole premise of this thread is wrong. Washington is not a mountain. East of the Mississippi River, there are only hills. Good luck on your eastern hill climb.

RE: Running fitness vs. cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-13, 02:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,162
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

MTB I rely on my own riding skills. On the road I...

MTB I rely on my own riding skills. On the road I have to trust drivers, which is sometimes terrifying. I wish I could MTB more, but trailheads are a drive from my house and the road is just outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,226
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

You want to compare livers? I've worked in...

You want to compare livers? I've worked in journalism for a long time.

Despite the way you describe me -- have we ever met? -- I hardly ever ride alone. I'm usually out with two or three friends....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,226
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

If you race, then you must become skilled at...

If you race, then you must become skilled at riding in a paceline.
If you don't race, then you are stupid to ride in a paceline.

In my experience, pacelines are the No. 1 cause of preventable...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-13, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Leg-shaver with a Napoleon complex.

Leg-shaver with a Napoleon complex.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,477
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Six bikes in four horizontal feet for $90. Hooks...

Six bikes in four horizontal feet for $90. Hooks are too small for my Pugsley, but otherwise it works well for the price.
347510...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,221
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

From the state that gave us Ted Cruz, we now...

From the state that gave us Ted Cruz, we now have... paid Strava cheaters! Everything is bigger in Texas.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

If you want to go faster on pavement, then switch...

If you want to go faster on pavement, then switch from knobby tires to slick tires.
If you want to switch from mountain biking to road biking, then you have to:
Stop drinking beer
Start shaving...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,304
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

+1 Look for a 1980s / early 90s Bridgestone or...

+1 Look for a 1980s / early 90s Bridgestone or Stumpjumper. Bridgestone had more of a road geometry for longer commutes, though the chainstays are still long enough to add a cheap rack and panniers...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-13, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,694
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Up to 140 pounds: Women 140-150 lbs: Elves ...

Up to 140 pounds: Women
140-150 lbs: Elves
150-160 lbs: People who got shaken down for lunch money at school.
+160 lbs: 'Muricans.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

I'm betting your expensive new equipment...

I'm betting your expensive new equipment dramatically increased the size of your schlong and huevos. Did you factor this into your weight calculations?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,256
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

And people wonder why mountain bikers make fun of...

And people wonder why mountain bikers make fun of roadies? Stop being so prissy!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,250
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

I measure rides more by feet gained than miles...

I measure rides more by feet gained than miles traveled. Weekday rides: 2,000 or so feet. Weekends: 4,000.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By Lanterne Rogue

Have you considered the wisdom of Little Feat? ...

Have you considered the wisdom of Little Feat?

And you know
That you're over the hill
When your mind makes a promise
That your body can't fill.
Old folks boogie
Try and get a rise
From an...
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