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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By colnago62

Maintain the stated pace. If there are guys who...

Maintain the stated pace. If there are guys who want to go faster, let them go. I could never understand why riders chase guys who role off the front on an organized ride with a slower pace. As long...
08-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,621
Posted By mr_bill

So in this thread alone we are simpletons,...

So in this thread alone we are simpletons, clueless, and inexperienced?

To summarize just SOME of the other pejoratives:

Incompetent cyclists
Gutter bunnies
Edge cyclists


People KNOW...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By indyfabz

This. I tour with one, which means I am sometimes...

This. I tour with one, which means I am sometimes out on the road for many hours. I’d definitely go with the hydration pack because they usually have a narrower profile than a standard backpack.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By znomit

I generally find putting things on my back to be...

I generally find putting things on my back to be uncomfortable eventually, but know a few experienced riders who use them without issue. YMMV.

A top tube bag is really handy. Careful gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By tangerineowl

For rides that length I use a small frame bag...

For rides that length I use a small frame bag which sits at the upper forward corner of the inside triangle space. Enough space for 14hrs+. Food and other bits for the ride.

At the moment I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By rivers

For my double century last year, I bought the...

For my double century last year, I bought the biggest water bottles that would fit on my bike (800ml and 600ml, but I'm 5'2 with a 46cm frame). I had a to peak top loader to keep a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By woodcraft

Quite a few folks use simple little packs on DC...

Quite a few folks use simple little packs on DC rides for clothing, etc..

Handlebar bag is a classic solution especially if you need to carry a lot of food.

I've done up to 140 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By colnago62

I carry supplies in a hydration pack that I took...

I carry supplies in a hydration pack that I took the bladder out. It is designed to create space between your back and the back of the pack for airflow. I don’t mind it. The longest I have ever rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By atwl77

Wearing a backpack (or hydration pack) for long...

Wearing a backpack (or hydration pack) for long distances needs a proper fit (of the bag). Straps tensioned properly and the correct length, and all that. People have used backpacks for as long as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By u235

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go...

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go through two large bottles of water in 30 minutes and eat more on hot humid days. Often times there are places to refill but other times not. I carry a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By Iride01

Doing all this in one day? No opportunity to get...

Doing all this in one day? No opportunity to get stuff along the way?

If you can get water along the way, then just take powdered mix for your bottles if you put your carbs in them. Snacks and...
05-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By rosefarts

Added 15 lbs to my training rides

Almost all my base mileage is with my kids. I would have added the little one sooner but I didn't trust the toddler not to beat on him for a while.

Two typical bike path loops are 18 and 26 miles....
03-17-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,119
Posted By Litespud

Good no-nonsense information - alas, it'll likely...

Good no-nonsense information - alas, it'll likely get lost in the noise. I'm not a virologist, but I have a doctorate in microbiology and worked for many years with an airborne pathogen (M....
03-03-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,926
Posted By wolfchild

I am more concerned about distracted drivers...

I am more concerned about distracted drivers around me than about coronavirus.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,734
Posted By Psimet2001

Disc is disc. 75% not needed at all in road and...

Disc is disc. 75% not needed at all in road and only carried over because the industry pushed it. I will stand my ground on the retro movement we will see in the future to go back to rim brakes as...
02-18-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By Koyote

I tried that once, and got it caught in the...

I tried that once, and got it caught in the spokes. Painful.
02-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By livedarklions

Depends.

Depends.
02-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,288
Posted By livedarklions

AKA--"the same 6 guys having the same argument...

AKA--"the same 6 guys having the same argument for the 1077th time".
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,965
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks to this thread I rode my studded winter...

Thanks to this thread I rode my studded winter bike today since temps were expected to hover around freezing and some moisture was expected. My snow bike is big and heavy, but with the Nokian...
12-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,762
Posted By wolfchild

Indoor riding doesn't create elite level...

Indoor riding doesn't create elite level athletes, what creates an elite level athlete is their mindset and genetics...Obsession with getting their watts and numbers higher is driving non-pro...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By giffenf

My Office Built A Bike Room

...and so far, I'm the only one who signed up to use it. And unless your employee badge is authorized to open the door, you don't get in, so I've got the place to myself. Hanging racks,...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,955
Posted By wolfchild

I was grinding gravel for 43 miles today on my...

I was grinding gravel for 43 miles today on my singlespeed, it was totally different grind from my daily grind to work on smooth pavement.
10-30-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,654
Posted By shelbyfv

Duh, it wasn't BF that hurt his feelings....

Duh, it wasn't BF that hurt his feelings....
10-29-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,838
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure I'm one of the posters you're...

I'm pretty sure I'm one of the posters you're talking about, and I think you're writing in a "tacit suggestion" no one is making. Saying that this kind of monitoring violates my philosophy of riding...
10-14-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,684
Posted By DrIsotope

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take...

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take my bike inside. Every time I go anywhere, I just take my bike inside. My credit union doesn't have a rack outside, and I'm glad of it-- because then...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,806
Posted By scaldin

Commuting rituals?

Anyone else have any little rituals you do to keep you in the present moment?
This past year I made a decision to appreciate my commute. After you've been doing it for awhile, you tend to gloss over...
10-08-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By mr_bill

Bedford MA? Welcome. Anyhow, agree that...

Bedford MA?

Welcome.

Anyhow, agree that the Chicago study is multiply flawed. Census block ACS data is beyond noisy. Further, primary means of transport to work is NOT a good stand in for who...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,128
Posted By chas58

Battery is in the Relevate frame bag. I love...

Battery is in the Relevate frame bag. I love those bags. (that is the controller behind the seat tube - I wanted it out in fresh air to keep it cool as I run it pretty hard. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,128
Posted By chas58

I put a small 350 watt motor on my commuter 6...

I put a small 350 watt motor on my commuter 6 years ago. Does that count? Its drop bar and doesn't look anything like an ebike, so it rather surprises people with its speed (avg, ~25mph). Its a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,583
Posted By caloso

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get...

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get hung up on it. I give kudos to my friends if their rides show up on my front page. I imagine they do the same.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,128
Posted By BobbyG

I've been carrying my backpack to work like this...

I've been carrying my backpack to work like this for almost 20 years...
https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,128
Posted By flangehead

Rubber Bike Rack Bumper

I use hose clamps quite a bit also.

The wave-style bike rack at my work was rubbing the paint. I found a used serpentine belt and attached it with hose clamps.

Viola! Rubber bike rack bumper!
...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,128
Posted By RubeRad

Here's a double hack, or maybe a triple,...

Here's a double hack, or maybe a triple, depending on what counts

1. use a cheap led flashlight instead of a spendy bike-branded light
2. affix the flashlight to the handlebars with interlocked...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,088
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, winter is right around the corner.

Well, winter is right around the corner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,088
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, to > 7 pages.

Yeah, to > 7 pages.
09-23-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By livedarklions

Unlike you, OP's heart was in the right place. ...

Unlike you, OP's heart was in the right place. Nothing about your reply to the OP was helpful, and yes, you were the one who chose to "quibble" with a "is this a serious post?" to the choice of...
09-13-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,721
Posted By CoogansBluff

Let me add that I agree there are many skills...

Let me add that I agree there are many skills involved in group riding on the road. In one year of group riding, I've gotten (and solicited) many great tips on drafting, cornering, cadence and on and...
08-12-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,561
Posted By cb400bill

I'm a member of the Kalamazoo Bike Club. Our club...

I'm a member of the Kalamazoo Bike Club. Our club was instrumental in getting this law passed. Having 9 of our friends get hit, and having 5 of them killed, made this a club priority. We tried to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,511
Posted By Dan333SP

Putting 2k carbon aero rims on the Trek would...

Putting 2k carbon aero rims on the Trek would have defeated the entire purpose of the test, which was to keep the “cheap” bike build under a specific price point. Not sure why these types of videos...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,043
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a very good reason to always have your...

There is a very good reason to always have your handlebars even with those of the bike beside you and it has nothing to do with relative strengths, egos or whatever. I don't think it is taught...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By mpp

First group ride report

I went on my first group ride today -- a 50mi charity ride with 3440 ft of climbs. I've been riding for 6 weeks -- bought a CAAD 12 after 6 months of daily spin classes (Peloton). I wanted to get...
07-20-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,547
Posted By genec

Sidewalk/sidepath riding... a different view.

OK, for so so long so many here have declared this as a No No. Well folks... I think your reasoning is full of poop. ("motorists won't look for you on the sidewalk") Got news for you... motorists...
07-13-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,726
Posted By genec

I guess just slowing down was out of the...

I guess just slowing down was out of the question?

It always amazes me that so many drivers fail this basic driving rule... "don't hit anything in front of you."
06-27-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,378
Posted By tyrion

If I tried something like that I know at some...

If I tried something like that I know at some point I'd forget the lock was on the rotor, jump on the bike and try to start off, break both the rotor and the calipers, fall down and break my arm.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,605
Posted By alan s

What widespread consensus? If you ride in the...

What widespread consensus? If you ride in the rain or after it rains, especially on dirt paths, they look great, and my clothes look great. Perhaps there is a consensus among fair weather riders.
06-22-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,074
Posted By TimothyH

Efficiency of the heart and even longevity are...

Efficiency of the heart and even longevity are only part of life and too much of one thing is never any good.

As an example, cycling alone does nothing for bone density and has people who do no...
06-12-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By MikeyMK

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By BobbyG

Train, Rain, Delays and a Flat...

...but yesterday's commute was still better than driving!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVm-No2zsf0
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,083
Posted By Wilmingtech

No way anyone could change a tire that fast...

No way anyone could change a tire that fast unless they were using....
05-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,796
Posted By DrIsotope

Stay in long enough, and you will come to...

Stay in long enough, and you will come to recognize that pretty much every internet forum is the same. Why wouldn't it be? The posts are (mostly) made by people, and while there are a whole lot of...
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