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09-13-22, 08:49 AM
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Posted By friday1970

Too bad bike racing isn't as popular here in the...

Too bad bike racing isn't as popular here in the USA as it should be. I'm stuck keeping myself from accidentally reading spoilers on social media and then watching the extended highlights on youtube....
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By friday1970

A countdown? A countdown is when you body says...

A countdown? A countdown is when you body says "you have 30 seconds to find a toilet. Go!". Happened to me twice so far on rides.
Replies: 42
Views: 2,380
Posted By friday1970

These are 20x559, so I am assuming they are pizza...

These are 20x559, so I am assuming they are pizza cutter tires and not the 32-559 I am hoping to find.
Replies: 42
Views: 2,380
Posted By friday1970

if you can find them, Vittoria rubino pro slicks...

if you can find them, Vittoria rubino pro slicks are incredible tires.
Replies: 42
Views: 2,380
Posted By friday1970

Have you been able to find any? My last tire was...

Have you been able to find any? My last tire was destroyed by a sharp rock. But the ride on that tire was smooth and fast.
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Views: 2,560
Posted By friday1970

Shed training

During the winter months, I ride rollers in the shed. It's boring, but good music makes up for it. 30 minutes on weekdays, 1 hour on weekends
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Views: 1,873
Posted By friday1970

No sour beers. Never could develop the taste for...

No sour beers. Never could develop the taste for them.
Just good old swill, PBR.
On occasions, better beer from the German rathskeller in town. Spaten or Hoffbrau.
Eating something greasy helps...
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Views: 1,873
Posted By friday1970

Preventing nature before a brevet. What works for me

Before a long Saturday 200-300k brevet, I have trick that I use to keep "nature" from happening during the ride.
3-4 beers on Thursday night. Parts of Friday are spent on the throne. Beer sh**s, per...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,263
Posted By friday1970

And it seems you might be able to carry two and...

And it seems you might be able to carry two and fit into the same small space (like an under-the-seat-bat) as a single butyl tube would. Hmmm..... I could carry 4 tubes instead of two? That gives me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By friday1970

I also have the Ryder 420 and like it a ton. Very...

I also have the Ryder 420 and like it a ton. Very accurate recording, decent smartphone app that goes with it. Good long life. But then again, this is a 420.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,263
Posted By friday1970

Amazon's review of the Tubolitos aren't very...

Amazon's review of the Tubolitos aren't very kinds.
As a randonneur, I'm looking for ways to shave weight. This would an easy 200grams. But, they seem very flat prone if you were to go by the...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,922
Posted By friday1970

Nothing really to add to this discussion, just a...

Nothing really to add to this discussion, just a comment
I'm building another classic MTB drop bar conversion and I'm stuck between getting 650b wheels or sticking with 26" and going with slicks....
01-13-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,341
Posted By friday1970

Great topics here. One that interested me is...

Great topics here.
One that interested me is what is a randonneuring bike. Based on my time with the Detroit Randonnuers, there is no one bike type or style.
Depending on the route is how I will...
12-22-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,333
Posted By friday1970

I probably should get one. I live really close to...

I probably should get one. I live really close to Michigan's Island Lake Rec Area, and can see one of the trails from my house. When it was winter 6 years ago, you'd see either winter studded or very...
12-22-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,333
Posted By friday1970

Yep. I hate the winter too, as I'd much rather be...

Yep. I hate the winter too, as I'd much rather be out in 80 degree, sunlit days. At least with the turbo trainers, I can catch up with all the TV I've missed during the last 8 months.
Replies: 53
Views: 27,396
Posted By friday1970

I was the OP on this thread. Even though it's...

I was the OP on this thread. Even though it's been a year, I think I went with a new set of 165s for build at the time, which was a 1986 Trek Elance 330, converted to 650b, One reason was for saving...
Forum: Recumbent
12-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,812
Posted By friday1970

The trouble I see happening with the GCN is...

The trouble I see happening with the GCN is eventually, they'll run out of subjects to talk about. Naturally, they'll have to add more content. Recumbents are almost a world in themselves. And GCN...
12-08-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,249
Posted By friday1970

If I had to pick new between Microshift and...

If I had to pick new between Microshift and Sensah, if money was less of a concern, Microshift all the way.
I have both a set of MS 10 speed brifters on one bike, and 11 speed Sensah groupset on...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-01-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,030
Posted By friday1970

I do wonder who did 3:11. Probably Mike with...

I do wonder who did 3:11.
Probably Mike with his slipstreamer or Chris with his quest Velomobile. I know both were chasing (or had) the record for a little bit.
10-21-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,632
Posted By friday1970

Old brytons, like the Rider 530/330 didn't need a...

Old brytons, like the Rider 530/330 didn't need a smartphone. They were decent and had long battery life (great for 200-400k rides). Newer ones, however, need a smart phone app to configure the menus.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-21-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By friday1970

I live in the Brighton area, and road bike almost...

I live in the Brighton area, and road bike almost exclusively. I'd say there is a quite a decent road biking scene. A lot of guys taking off from Hometown cycles on Grand River. See Shawn there for...
10-09-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,893
Posted By friday1970

As informative as this thread could be, lock it...

As informative as this thread could be, lock it up. Already dumb politics a few posts in.
As far as 27 tires are concerned, visit a thread at the top of the C&V forum. I use Conti Ultrasports on my...
09-24-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,763
Posted By friday1970

Determine where you are going to ride, what...

Determine where you are going to ride, what surface, etc, and then buy a nice used bike for that purpose. Have a LBS look it over. Then ride. Most of my rides are used bikes, and I ride plenty of...
09-24-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,505
Posted By friday1970

Like you, why waste good Gatorade. Into the...

Like you, why waste good Gatorade. Into the bottles it goes.
Scalding hot water to the entire bottle after a ride.
09-24-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,325
Posted By friday1970

Just be aware that some carbon forks my actually...

Just be aware that some carbon forks my actually result in less tire clearance than your steel fork. I see you're running 28's. Just be sure the new fork you buy has enough clearance for larger...
09-22-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By friday1970

Correct, rollers wear down parts just as normally...

Correct, rollers wear down parts just as normally as they would during normal outside riding. I'd even say the rollers wear down parts less. Rollers are far smoother compared to most roads...
09-20-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,101
Posted By friday1970

If you ride roads, ALWAYS wear a mirror. See cars...

If you ride roads, ALWAYS wear a mirror. See cars before they see you, and track them as they pass. If anything, I feel much safer by knowing where they are behind and if I need to move over to the...
09-17-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By friday1970

You can find used rollers cheap on FB...

You can find used rollers cheap on FB MarketPlace. I bought a set for $40 in the Detroit area. And now that I have used rollers, I only use my fluid trainer for when I want to watch a movie or...
09-16-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,200
Posted By friday1970

All depends on the surface. You said you have...

All depends on the surface. You said you have 27"x1.25 tires? You should be fine for surfaces like what I see on the GAP. I would lower pressures to 60psi to help absorb the small bumps.
08-27-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,867
Posted By friday1970

I'm a young guy around these parts at age 50. But...

I'm a young guy around these parts at age 50. But I find my overall speeds are my faster this year than any of my previous. I cannot climb hills like I used to. But I think my mental strength is far...
08-27-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By friday1970

I don't have any remedies or suggestions, other...

I don't have any remedies or suggestions, other than Vitamin C and Gatorade. This, and keep cycling to build your lungs back up.
I've been on the fence about getting this shot, even though I believe...
08-27-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,251
Posted By friday1970

LOL. Someone asked below "What constitutes a...

LOL.

Someone asked below "What constitutes a serious rider?".
Definitely not me. I'm an "avid" rider. 3-4 times a week, usually one really fast, hard drive, one easy going ride, a long Saturday...
08-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,251
Posted By friday1970

I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.

I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.
08-25-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,748
Posted By friday1970

I'm in the same boat. Drunk in the Philippines,...

I'm in the same boat. Drunk in the Philippines, woke up with a tat. Not a bad one. But I wish that I knew then that I would rather not have it later in life.
08-23-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,649
Posted By friday1970

I just rode this up on the 11th of this month....

I just rode this up on the 11th of this month. What a tough ride for someone coming from the midwest. I stayed near Leadville for 3 nights to acclimate, and it probably wasn't enough. But after a...
07-29-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,237
Posted By friday1970

And pints! We do like our pints. Then again, a...

And pints! We do like our pints.
Then again, a half-liter sized mug isn't so bad either. A full liter stein...yeah....eliminates any need for half-liters or silly small pints.
07-29-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,670
Posted By friday1970

Wife walks in.. "What are you doing!!!!" ...

Wife walks in..
"What are you doing!!!!"

I'll just clean mine in the kitchen sink and not have the wife walk into an awkward situation.
07-27-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,049
Posted By friday1970

For a $500 road bike, it's going to be aluminum...

For a $500 road bike, it's going to be aluminum frame and fork. Either a low end 7speed or 8 speed groupset, and heavier/cheaper wheels and tires. It will probably weigh around 24-25 lbs.
For an...
07-19-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,262
Posted By friday1970

Aren't 650b bikes the same thing?

Aren't 650b bikes the same thing?
07-16-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,585
Posted By friday1970

I'm curious as to how this turns out. I've seen...

I'm curious as to how this turns out. I've seen Denali's on CL and always wondered what it would be like converting over to decent components.
I did something similar with my DSG Nishiki Maricopa. I...
07-16-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,184
Posted By friday1970

To answer the OP's question. Yes, this is part of...

To answer the OP's question. Yes, this is part of my training for a long Saturday brevet.
Here's what I do. Thursday afternoon, a slice of greasy pizza. Thursday night, about 3-5 beers. Friday...
07-04-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,746
Posted By friday1970

A 1980's steel bike is perfect for a 40 mile...

A 1980's steel bike is perfect for a 40 mile ride. An older steel frame does very well in absorbing the road buzz. You find quite a few randonnuers riding older steel framed bikes because of the...
07-02-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,746
Posted By friday1970

You got this. What is your average pace? And what...

You got this. What is your average pace? And what type of bike and what tires? Just make sure to eat something sweet and full of calories about halfway. Drink plenty of water.
Also, since it's a few...
06-09-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,281
Posted By friday1970

I'm a bit late to this thread. But I feel the...

I'm a bit late to this thread. But I feel the same way. While my legs are not in pain, they do feel tired all the time. I get on the bike, a few miles in, and they feel great. Two days after a ride,...
06-09-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By friday1970

When I was in the USMC, we never really...

When I was in the USMC, we never really celebrated it. We did our drinking and BBQ/ing. I guess in the back of our minds, it was us that didn't want to be memorialized eventually. We knew it was part...
06-09-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By friday1970

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was...

One of my favorite towns in the East coast. I was there two years ago, and I loved how every business along the main drive seemed to be a local one.
06-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By friday1970

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday...

Exactly like you. I've been calling my Saturday rides "Adventure Saturday". I pick a slower, more comfortable road bike. I pick an different, interesting destination each time. (I live in Brighton...
06-07-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,247
Posted By friday1970

If you bike enough, here's what might happen: ...

If you bike enough, here's what might happen:
It's Sunday. You had a great 62 mile ride on Saturday and your legs feel it a little. Grass is mowed. Tasks around the house are done, You've ate a...
06-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,607
Posted By friday1970

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7...

You are my age. 50. Keep at it. Of 5 the last 7 weeks, I've done 100 mile+ rides on Saturday. Keep up the riding, even if you stick to the 100k rides. You're still getting out there, and keeping...
05-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,840
Posted By friday1970

I don't have any graphs, charts, etc, to make my...

I don't have any graphs, charts, etc, to make my point. Just time spent on the rollers during the winter
When comparing drops, hoods, or hands on the tops, I do notice a difference.
Comparing the...
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