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Forum: Southeast
06-21-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By datlas

Kudos. Agree cyclists riding in this area...

Kudos.

Agree cyclists riding in this area really need to plan for water. The bathroom sink at the ranger station a couple miles before the summit is probably your best bet.
Forum: Southeast
06-17-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By sarhog

It was closed on May 15th, FWIW

It was closed on May 15th, FWIW
Forum: Southeast
06-16-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By DoggettDude

There is a convenience store at the summit, by...

There is a convenience store at the summit, by the start of the path to the observation deck. It's been open every time I've been there. They sell soda and snacks and (I think) bottled water.
Forum: Southeast
06-16-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By sarhog

I rode that route May 15th, and there was no...

I rode that route May 15th, and there was no water available at the Craggy Gardens visitor center. It was closed, and restrooms were locked. The only water was from the sink at the Mt Mitchell...
Forum: Southeast
06-09-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By datlas

I believe so.

I believe so.
Forum: Southeast
04-19-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,987
Posted By datlas

Bumping this thread..... I am an avid road...

Bumping this thread.....

I am an avid road cyclist, I love to climb hills, and will be in Asheville in 2 weeks (early May 2022). I certainly want to ride up to the top of Mt Mitchell.

Here is a...
02-25-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...back when I started out using KMC chains,...

.
...back when I started out using KMC chains, I was buying "Z" designated chains, because a little cheaper, and worked well on 5-8 cog setups. The "X" model designation originally referred to a...
02-25-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Troul

The SL must indicate Slightly Lighter? :D

The SL must indicate Slightly Lighter?

:D
02-25-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By prj71

Actually some of their chains are heavier than...

Actually some of their chains are heavier than their others. Chains with "SL" in the model name are lighter than non-SL chains.
02-25-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By sdmc530

I too use KMC pretty much 100% just because of...

I too use KMC pretty much 100% just because of the value they have IMO. I get them on Ebay from a shop called "trail this" been using them for years, great prices, faster delivery and never worry...
02-25-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By HillRider

I've found Amazon's descriptions of various bike...

I've found Amazon's descriptions of various bike components to be inconsistent and often wrong so don't be surprised if the two cassettes are really the same.

As to KMC chains, about two years...
02-25-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Troul

Figuring out how to repair something is pretty...

Figuring out how to repair something is pretty much straightforward for a mechanic, but to figure out which product is compatible based on a label, that is not something I'd expect a mechanic to be...
02-24-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By SurferRosa

This.

This.
02-24-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By soyabean

When in doubt, buy the "more expensive" one. ...

When in doubt, buy the "more expensive" one.

Chains usually differ with different platings, they say for "corrosion resistance".

It's not like one chain will be heavier than another, or steal...
02-24-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By 70sSanO

My understanding is that KMC dropped the .93 and...

My understanding is that KMC dropped the .93 and the X9 is the same as the X9.93. I have used both and they seem the same.

Can’t tell you about the X9.73 (non-plated/corrosion resistant) or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,287
Posted By big john

We used to stop in Carl's Jr on club rides to get...

We used to stop in Carl's Jr on club rides to get a baked potato. Too bad they stopped selling them.
09-28-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By Caliper

Go to Walmart or somewhere and get a RainX...

Go to Walmart or somewhere and get a RainX windshield crack repair kit. The epoxy used in that works great for repairing cracks in the screen. I used it on my phone when I missed my jersey pocket...
09-28-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I've never had a mobile phone slip out of my...

I've never had a mobile phone slip out of my center jersey pocket. I guess I have been lucky. Might be different if I was riding a mtn bike on trails or a gravel bike on rougher roads. I keep my...
09-28-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By SteveG23

That sounds like a challenge. Heard of...

That sounds like a challenge.

Heard of Stuxnet? Or, closer to home, Loapi? It has caused physical damage to Android phones. (No, I am not saying any "updates" have done this, or that that's the...
09-28-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By indyfabz

If you have deep pockets get a Rapha Core jersey....

If you have deep pockets get a Rapha Core jersey. Not only does it have deep pockets it has a zippered side one. Just completed a 650 tour that included some rough, unpaved roads and trails, with my...
09-28-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By SteveG23

That's a possible issue. I don't spend a lot of...

That's a possible issue. I don't spend a lot of time on very rough surfaces. I don't think it would damage the phone but can't make any promises.

And I'm not one of those who needs to wear...
09-28-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By 400ixl

Sew on a couple of snap fasteners on the pocket...

Sew on a couple of snap fasteners on the pocket you keep it in. Low cost and will be less hassle than velcro.
09-28-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By cpcnw

Endura do velcro, zipped even vertical zipped on...

Endura do velcro, zipped even vertical zipped on their MTB stuff
09-28-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By cpcnw

You can't destroy hardware with software :roflmao:

You can't destroy hardware with software :roflmao:
09-28-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By nigsy

I don't know why Jersey manufacturers don't...

I don't know why Jersey manufacturers don't simply put a bit of velcro over one pocket? One of the Jerseys I have actually has a plastic pouch in one of the back pockets that is sewn into the jersey...
09-27-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By vica vale99

Keep in Back Pocket

I just recently bought an iPhone 12 mini and I wasn't sure what to do with my old iPhone SE, which is really nice and small and still works great. So, since it was only worth about $25 to trade-in, I...
09-27-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By SteveG23

I use something like this: ...

I use something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y6LDB2Z/
and haven't had any problems. It allows me to check my GPS, change my music, etc. while riding, or at least when stopped at a...
09-27-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By WinterCommuter

indeed, a very fortunate misfortune. Hopefully,...

indeed, a very fortunate misfortune. Hopefully, the phone was ok.

i bought an apple watch 3-4 years ago so i dont usually carry an actual phone most of the time.
09-27-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By Vaughan51

If I'm on a hard surfaced road I've got a quad...

If I'm on a hard surfaced road I've got a quad lock case and for gravel / off road my Pearl Izumi shorts have a pocket on the hip that is pretty snug. Although I do like the zippered pocket idea and...
09-27-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By bfaIllini

Road ID bracelet. Foolproof. Actually...

Road ID bracelet. Foolproof. Actually unfortunately let ambulance drivers call my wife after bad over the handlebar crash :-(...
09-27-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By SlowJoeCrow

I wear baggy shorts for most of my off road...

I wear baggy shorts for most of my off road riding so I have my phone in a zippered pocket, or in my pack. When I wear a road style jersey they have deep enough pockets to keep my phone very secure.
09-27-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By dimini

While on road rides, I use a jersey pocket and...

While on road rides, I use a jersey pocket and have not lost anything in the past 4 decades. Ok, now for the alternative that some folks may find repulsive... If I am riding with cycling shorts but...
09-22-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By kahn

I think sewing in a velcro system would be easier...

I think sewing in a velcro system would be easier to deal with for active access.
09-22-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By rsbob

I have three jerseys with zippered pockets but...

I have three jerseys with zippered pockets but have never used the zips, just the three regular pockets. Might be a good place, besides the phone, to stash some bills and then I can launder the money...
09-22-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By canklecat

Another alternative -- shorts or bibs with...

Another alternative -- shorts or bibs with pockets.

A few months ago I noticed Cerotipolar shorts and bibs on Amazon -- low priced but good quality, comparable to Przewalski shorts and bibs which...
09-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By Litespud

I've heard of people putting a couple of rubber...

I've heard of people putting a couple of rubber bands around their phone - makes it less slippery and less likely to fly out of your pocket. Alternatively, a safety pin holding the top of your "phone...
09-21-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By biker128pedal

I have a tiny iPhone CE and keep it in a Pelican...

I have a tiny iPhone CE and keep it in a Pelican case. The bare phone is just too slippery to hold. So a tactile case is my way.
09-21-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By rsbob

You either have a very small phone or a very...

You either have a very small phone or a very large….never mind. Whatever works for you.

Butt seriously, have kept my phones in my jersey pockets ever since phones were invented and never had one...
09-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By bruce19

I can't relate. I have always put my cell phone...

I can't relate. I have always put my cell phone in my rear center pocket and have never had a problem.
09-21-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By wolfchild

Cargo pants and cargo shorts that have pockets...

Cargo pants and cargo shorts that have pockets with zippers or buttons...A small backpack is also great for carrying extra stuff.
09-21-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By AndrewRc

I use a case cover with a spring loaded belt clip...

I use a case cover with a spring loaded belt clip and attach it to my shorts.
09-21-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By CAT7RDR

I imagine if there is an Amber Alert or Tornado...

I imagine if there is an Amber Alert or Tornado Warning you are in Zone 6 for the rest of the ride. :rolleyes:
09-21-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By Phil_gretz

I watch a lot of Ray Liotta movies...

I watch a lot of Ray Liotta movies...
09-21-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By BobsPoprad

:twitchy::twitchy:

:twitchy::twitchy:
09-21-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By BadgerOne

I keep mine safely stowed in my anus for the...

I keep mine safely stowed in my anus for the duration of the ride. Bonus = a notification creates a vibration which tells me it is still there, and not to slow down.
09-21-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By AndrewJB

And you know this why? :)

And you know this why?
:)
09-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By PeteHski

All my cycling jerseys have deep pockets with...

All my cycling jerseys have deep pockets with elasticated openings so stuff really can't fall out. It's like they thought about it and designed the pockets accordingly. The only zips are on the...
09-21-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By kahn

The safety pin idea seems easy and practical.

The safety pin idea seems easy and practical.
09-21-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By flangehead

Starbucks. I keep valuables in side jersey...

Starbucks.

I keep valuables in side jersey pockets. The nose of the saddle sometimes lifts items in the middle pocket when I stop.
09-21-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,184
Posted By Sy Reene

not that I've bothered, but couldn't you just put...

not that I've bothered, but couldn't you just put some self-adhesive velco material inside the pocket, and other half on your phone case?
For myself, I put the phone in lengthwise, and once in the...
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