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01-24-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,256
Posted By dennis336

Just got back from a 16 mile ride - 30 degrees F...

Just got back from a 16 mile ride - 30 degrees F with wind around 15 mph. I'll go out into the 20's F maybe upper teens if it's sunny without much wind. Granted I don't do long rides but if I can...
12-26-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,339
Posted By dennis336

I also am about 100 miles short of 5,000 miles...

I also am about 100 miles short of 5,000 miles for the year. That's my biggest mileage year ever. I started the year retired but when covid hit and the uncertainty with the economy in the mix, I...
08-31-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,898
Posted By dennis336

I've got a Trek Domane which is my regular road...

I've got a Trek Domane which is my regular road bike. I've also got a Surly Disc Trucker. While i first bought it for touring, I've ended up not doing any fully loaded tours with yet (the two I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By dennis336

I was rear-ended a few years ago with my bike on...

I was rear-ended a few years ago with my bike on a trunk rack. Brought it to my LBS and the mechanic said we needed to replace the front wheel and, to be safe, the fork. Provided an estimate of...
08-29-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By dennis336

Then, there's this: ...

Then, there's this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQvzvVeK13Y
08-04-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,065
Posted By dennis336

Thought I'd reply since so few have had the...

Thought I'd reply since so few have had the courtesy of responding to the initial question :)

I carry my phone even though I often have no reception so it's kind of for emergencies but, in...
07-27-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,667
Posted By dennis336

I always make it a point to fall off my bike at 0...

I always make it a point to fall off my bike at 0 mph when stopping at a red light on a busy intersection with as many people as possible watching. Helps me maintain a strong sense of humility -...
07-19-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By dennis336

Thanks, sounds like I'll need to be careful about...

Thanks, sounds like I'll need to be careful about bringing enough to eat and drink. Now, my only problem is convincing my wife that me doing this hill climb on my bike is a great vacation idea :lol:
07-13-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By dennis336

For my long rides, I'll put the bike in the van...

For my long rides, I'll put the bike in the van and drive to different corners of the state, or even a bordering state (live in Connecticut, so small in area). That gives me a lot of variety - and,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,533
Posted By dennis336

Initial post was in 2005! Definitely, this is in...

Initial post was in 2005! Definitely, this is in the running for the oldest thread resurrection ... seems like someone finds it again every 6 or 7 years.

Having said that, cycling in Manila would...
07-09-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,889
Posted By dennis336

I have a Trek Domane (CF) and I love it. Aside...

I have a Trek Domane (CF) and I love it. Aside from CF vs. other materials variable, I've found the following to be big factors in helping with my comfort on longer rides:
1) A full bike fit
2)...
07-08-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By dennis336

Wait .... sweet pickles?!? I consider them...

Wait .... sweet pickles?!? I consider them hardly members of the pickle family. Strictly a dill man, here.
07-08-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,174
Posted By dennis336

Several years back, on the second century ride...

Several years back, on the second century ride I'd ever done (so still working out pacing, hydration, etc) the temperature got deep into the 90s with high humidity. At about the 80 mile mark, I...
07-08-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By dennis336

My initial motivation for trying the pickles...

My initial motivation for trying the pickles mid-ride was to replenish salt/electrolytes ... I find them refreshing and a nice variation from the energy bars. Fortunately, I've been lucky not to get...
07-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,254
Posted By dennis336

Junk miles are when you sign up for a century and...

Junk miles are when you sign up for a century and find out at the end it was, like, 98 miles. So ... you ride around the parking lot for 2 miles so your OCD brain can truthfully say you rode a...
06-22-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,188
Posted By dennis336

Yeah, I mean, accidents happen, but most of the...

Yeah, I mean, accidents happen, but most of the clips in the video were pretty much accidents begging to happen.
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,001
Posted By dennis336

Refills are becoming more of a concern as I'm...

Refills are becoming more of a concern as I'm increasing my mileage in peak riding season and the weather is getting hotter. I did a 64 mile, very hilly ride last week and I carried two water...
01-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,335
Posted By dennis336

I had a feeling the OP was one who would post a...

I had a feeling the OP was one who would post a question and never show up again :)

Having said that, while my primary bikes are a Trek Domane and Surly Disc Trucker, I actually have a Walmart...
09-03-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,724
Posted By dennis336

Agree with the advice on getting a bike fit. ...

Agree with the advice on getting a bike fit. Even if you decide to get a new bike, it's a good idea. Several years ago, as I started increasing my mileage and ride difficulty, I was getting to the...
07-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,825
Posted By dennis336

I'm the last person that should be giving advice...

I'm the last person that should be giving advice on cleaning but ......

I just use Pro-Link Chain Lube ... just put a drop or two on each link, let it sit a few minutes then grip a cloth around a...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,973
Posted By dennis336

What gravel roads do you ride in Southern New England?

Over the last couple of years, I've really come to enjoy cycling on gravel roads. Got a pretty good list of roads I ride in NW Connecticut/SW MA, Chester, CT, and I've been riding some of the D2R2...
05-09-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By dennis336

most of my shorts are PI. I'm a fan - at half...

most of my shorts are PI. I'm a fan - at half price, I'd take advantage!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 355,814
Posted By dennis336

I yell at people for not waving. Is that...

I yell at people for not waving. Is that considered elitist?
04-28-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,063
Posted By dennis336

I've reached the low 40's (mph) several times. ...

I've reached the low 40's (mph) several times. The conditions tend to be descents that are short, rather steep, straight with good visibility and good road conditions. Even then, I feel like I'm...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 03:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,927
Posted By dennis336

And then there's this - the best 2 minutes and 51...

And then there's this - the best 2 minutes and 51 seconds you'll spend all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAmb4dVJAmU
02-12-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 671,206
Posted By dennis336

This is kind of a test to see if I can display a...

This is kind of a test to see if I can display a picture ... but, it's my Surly Disc Trucker which I use for tours, gravel, and when my "regular" road bike (Trek Domane) is in for maintenance.
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