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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 692
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a friend who rides out to do Tiger...

I have a friend who rides out to do Tiger regularly from Lake City. It's the only cat 1 climb I could think of in riding distance. :)

I've only got one bike, and I use tires that measure out to 33...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 692
Posted By Seattle Forrest

surak I feel the same way about driving to, say,...

surak I feel the same way about driving to, say, Tiger Mountain. It's real worth driving to Rainier or Washington Pass to ride though. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 692
Posted By rubiksoval

I bought a brand new Felt AR5 on ebay for $1500 a...

I bought a brand new Felt AR5 on ebay for $1500 a few years back. There are lots of Felt ARs, Scott Foils, etc., etc. to be had.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 692
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def don't need to spend that much, unless you...

Def don't need to spend that much, unless you want new of course. There are some used Felt ARs out there pretty reasonably priced, it's at the top of the list for aero bikes, only 2w behind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Leinster

I think you hit on one thing about bicycle...

I think you hit on one thing about bicycle marketing; it's always targeted at people who already ride bikes. That portion that is aimed at getting people to ride bikes is always a lot more vague. The...
09-22-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,761
Posted By BobbyG

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.
09-21-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,970
Posted By Maelochs

It's funny .... I have a long history of...

It's funny .... I have a long history of thinking for myself and doing what works, and if it doesn't work, trying something else.

I went car-free for decades, and spent a lot of that time on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,863
Posted By atwl77

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not...

OP: I've always taken care of my bike and I'm not disrespectful to my bikes

Also OP: throwing my bike down bailing

Me: :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,169
Posted By Bah Humbug

Its funnier than you realize, but not for the...

Its funnier than you realize, but not for the reasons you think.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,395
Posted By Bah Humbug

If you do the same workout (effort x time) you...

If you do the same workout (effort x time) you get the same benefit with a lighter, more aero bike; you just go further in the process. It works if, and only if, the slower bike forces/ allows you to...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By HardyWeinberg

Idaho stop

Idaho stop (treat Stop signs as Yield) legal in WA now

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/traffic/rules-of-the-road/article245635760.html
09-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,613
Posted By DrIsotope

Was it me? I hope it was me. I mean, my 1X...

Was it me? I hope it was me. I mean, my 1X Ritchey has 21,000 miles on it. It's done Onyx Summit, the IE to San Diego, it's been to the Grand Canyon, it's been everywhere. I've never felt...
09-13-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,559
Posted By Kapusta

That already exists. Its called a Gravel...

That already exists.

Its called a Gravel Bike :p
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,080
Posted By HTupolev

The point that people are making here isn't that...

The point that people are making here isn't that bicycle quality doesn't matter at all, it's that you don't seem to understand how your priorities correlate to performance.

A Walmart beach cruiser...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,169
Posted By A1A Rider

Long time Gator rider .... but thought I would...

Long time Gator rider .... but thought I would try the GP 5000's.

I ride the same route, (just longer or shorter). I know every bump, depression, utility cover and gouge in an otherwise smooth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By mikecart1

Hopefully I'm not the only one that had this...

Hopefully I'm not the only one that had this happen on here (in before crickets LOL).


Yeah I was watching that video when I just randomly typed into YouTube how to inflate tires. Most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,169
Posted By rubiksoval

It's definitely an answer and a huge reason...

It's definitely an answer and a huge reason (along with the terrible feel and grip) that contributes to its overall awfulness.

Except it's not hyperbole, nor is it nebulous. It's quite concise and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,169
Posted By guadzilla

Incorrect. The data from steel drum testing...

Incorrect. The data from steel drum testing does translate into real world results as well, as per RChung (and if you wanna tell him he is wrong, be my guest. I know enough not to argue with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 180,169
Posted By dur4ce

Just picked up yesterday 8/17, ordered 7/17 from...

Just picked up yesterday 8/17, ordered 7/17 from the global warehouse to Seattle, WA. Shipped using EMS - air to San Francisco and USPS to the PNW.

AR56 disc (glossy, UD, no logo, no holes), DT...
07-23-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
Posted By wv_mtnbkr

Currently, I use both FloBikes and NBCGold and...

Currently, I use both FloBikes and NBCGold and enjoy them both. Some pros/cons, YMMV:

FloBikes (between $130-$150/yr):
PROS: Tons of cycling; almost too much to watch at times. Lots of cyclocross...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,237
Posted By rubiksoval

Don't draft people uninvited and this won't be an...

Don't draft people uninvited and this won't be an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,620
Posted By RChung

That depends on how careful you're being in...

That depends on how careful you're being in testing. If you're being really careful, you can reliably discern a difference in Crr *on the road* of maybe around 5% or maybe a bit less (I prefer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,119
Posted By Bah Humbug

Ah, finally a fresh take on a fresh topic.

Ah, finally a fresh take on a fresh topic.
06-30-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,907
Posted By Ironfish653

Are we doing this again? Seems like every...

Are we doing this again?

Seems like every few months somebody discovers a Hidden Truth about clipless pedals to confirm their preference for flats, and the rest of us are either industry dupes,...
06-23-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,710
Posted By livedarklions

I prefer a $1 bill to a $20 because I'd rather...

I prefer a $1 bill to a $20 because I'd rather lose the $1 bill than the $20. $1 bills are therefore clearly better. Why can't you see the logic?!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,486
Posted By caloso

Wow. Please don’t do that.

Wow. Please don’t do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,541
Posted By RChung

1. You can't measure rolling resistance in a wind...

1. You can't measure rolling resistance in a wind tunnel.
2. There are ways to measure rolling resistance without a power meter but they all require, at a minimum, known force.
3. I've presented...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By Rides4Beer

I do, and had to use it on a recent gravel ride....

I do, and had to use it on a recent gravel ride. Plugs wouldn't seal and had to put the tube in to get back, would have been stuck 28 miles away from my truck without the tube.

For a big gash in...
05-21-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By Tomm Willians

The gfs latest acquisition 😎

I cant keep up with her in the N+1 competition. She received this 1997 Colnago Dream Plus Mapei from Fed Ex last night. It was packed so carefully it could have withstood anything. Today we take it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,597
Posted By esarhaddon

If you want to make a segment type thing in...

If you want to make a segment type thing in Golden Cheetah. Right click on the Interval you want to make a segment of in the Interval Pane of the Sidebar and select 'Create a Route Segment'. Then you...
05-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By sdmc530

So I do get this. Back last year maybe when...

So I do get this.

Back last year maybe when I was ride on hunting to get my 100 ride on badge it was suggested to change my sex from male to female. so I did simply that. I also abbreviated...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,980
Posted By UmneyDurak

Some maybe, but reading these threads and general...

Some maybe, but reading these threads and general comments it strikes me there is a lot of projections going on. It's usual same old "I stopped at a light all full of wonderful feelings, and this guy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,980
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Show us on the doll where the mean arrogant...

Show us on the doll where the mean arrogant cyclist touched you
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,980
Posted By MRT2

I hear you. FWIW, I don't get the whole reverse...

I hear you. FWIW, I don't get the whole reverse snobbery of some folks who think just because you look the part that you must be some sort of db, or worse, a poseur. For the most part, I find...
05-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,104
Posted By Iride01

Road bike position isn't just about aero. It's...

Road bike position isn't just about aero. It's also about balancing you body over the power you put into the crankshaft which lifts you up somewhat to reduce the weight on your butt. By...
05-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,164
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's a political subforum on BF for questions...

There's a political subforum on BF for questions about how an individual's right to participate in society should intersect with other peoples' right not to be harmed. So I'm just here to say we're...
05-04-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,164
Posted By veganbikes

Look go out and ride solo, avoid groups and areas...

Look go out and ride solo, avoid groups and areas with a lot of cyclists. Do your best to stay distant from others and don't do things beyond your limits. Let's try and get through this miserable...
04-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By Alcanbrad

I couldn't find the Toe Tector from a seller in...

I couldn't find the Toe Tector from a seller in the US and with all the craziness with businesses being closed around the world, I did not want to take an $8 risk so I looked for something similar. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By Jadesfire

As another female rider (and 5' 10"), I can tell...

As another female rider (and 5' 10"), I can tell you:
1.) Cycling clothing is supposed to be fitted enough to provide some semblance of aerodynamics and compression, not tight enough to restrict...
04-13-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By kissTheApex

I keep buying the gift cards. The problem with...

I keep buying the gift cards. The problem with those are forgetting to get a new one and turning up to ride only to find out you have itty bitty number of fake miles to ride.
04-02-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,953
Posted By Seattle Forrest

According to dozens of dozens of research studies...

According to dozens of dozens of research studies by many independent third parties, the number of kilo joules measured by your PM is within 5% of god's honest truth in terms of calories burned on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,610
Posted By santoku

While I like the idea of the Roam, the price is...

While I like the idea of the Roam, the price is way off the mark considering they didn't increase the processing power of the unit. If I was a heavy user of dynamic navigation, I would consider the...
03-17-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,128
Posted By Grotug

Today he locked the doors to his shop but kept...

Today he locked the doors to his shop but kept the shop open: if you want to buy something you have to call and order it over the phone. Someone from the shop then places the product outside the shop...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,497
Posted By davei1980

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us...

Stay safe over there in W WA, from those of us here in E WA
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By TortoiseAvenger

NBD Got the Kona

Thanks to everyone who helped me make my decision. Ultimately, I test drove everything, and waited a few days, and the Konda just felt the best. Was great to do business with Oak City Cycles in...
03-08-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,835
Posted By canklecat

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something...

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something friends have it tougher than I did in my 30s. Everything costs more but they get paid less, relative to the cost of living. There are fewer opportunities...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It won't affect the STP - for anybody who can...

It won't affect the STP - for anybody who can survive until July. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By bpcyclist

Thanks. I have decided to ride to Winlock and...

Thanks. I have decided to ride to Winlock and stay at the elementary school that first night. They'll feed you and let you sleep in the gym for 40 bucks. Money goes to the volleyball team or...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,497
Posted By joelcool

The tire itself may be heavier but the goop you...

The tire itself may be heavier but the goop you put in your tubeless is less weight than a tube, so you'll probably be gaining less weight than you'd imagine.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,497
Posted By davei1980

What you give up in a little weight you'll get...

What you give up in a little weight you'll get back in lower rolling resistance. Have fun!
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