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Posted By tigat

Sorg: Chris' accomplishment was awesome and I'm...

Sorg: Chris' accomplishment was awesome and I'm delighted to hear he is still chasing that extra 1%/day.

My 26 year old daughter also has Down syndrome. She is an accomplished alpine ski racer and...
01-26-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By tigat

Thx Jppe. Me too. I don't do any core...

Thx Jppe. Me too.

I don't do any core specific work, although much of my time on the trainer (about 7 hours a week these days) I'm down in the drop or puppy paw off the front. Other than that, 47...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By tigat

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both...

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both an up and a down button or paddle as standard issue. In synchronized mode in the big ring, downshifting runs the rear derailleur up the cassette to...
01-25-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By tigat

John: 1. Left lever is there for symmetry -...

John:

1. Left lever is there for symmetry - looks - and when I loan the bike to my son.

2. There are some pretty cool prosthetics like what you described but they are of limited use to me given...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By tigat

Bandit New Brake

For those of you who may not have been following my earlier posts on this topic, the pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane nick-named the Bandit, a project that Trek...
01-25-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By tigat

Bandit finished

For those of you who may not have been following my earlier posts on this topic, the pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane nick-named the Bandit, a project that Trek...
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Views: 945
Posted By tigat

Stay Tuned

I haven't posted here for a bit - probably since the latest one-handed wonder from Trek was finished a few years ago.

y way of background, I am a one-armed rider that Trek has helped out by...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,000
Posted By tigat

This to me is all that counts. FWIW - the Domane...

This to me is all that counts. FWIW - the Domane and the Madone share the same rear decoupler, so the comfort over the long haul should be there as long as you can dial in the fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By tigat

It happens to all of us from time to time. It is...

It happens to all of us from time to time. It is good reason to remember we're not getting paid for this, and letting that inform our choices. Sounds like you chose wisely:)

Here's to tomorrow!
12-01-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By tigat

Thx, jppe. I'm leaning toward very much...

Thx, jppe.

I'm leaning toward very much toward doing a gravel specific bike. The Domane fits a 40mm gravel tire as it sits, but the Dura Ace group set has me on a 50 - 34 crank and 11 - 30...
11-11-20, 07:53 PM
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Views: 717
Posted By tigat

What was I waiting for?

As a one-handed rider, my success rate in doing an on the road flat repair is at best 75% when I'm out alone, and I may be exaggerating.

This Spring, when I built up a second set of "adventure...
10-17-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,705
Posted By tigat

Sorry to hear it. Crashing on a bike sucks - no...

Sorry to hear it. Crashing on a bike sucks - no other way to describe it

I know from personal experience that a blow to the helmet enough to dent it, even a MIPS, usually results in a recommended...
08-31-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,911
Posted By tigat

In my recent experience - attaching a kid trailer...

In my recent experience - attaching a kid trailer to my 18 lb. road bike - I would not want to lug the extra lbs of a heavier rig around every day. My rides would not only be slower, they would get...
08-27-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,235
Posted By tigat

You are watching the leader boards, I'm guessing...

You are watching the leader boards, I'm guessing you can afford it or you wouldn't be asking, and the new tech is truly smile inspiring. I am having some trouble coming up with a reason not to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,419
Posted By tigat

When the snow is gone and I move off the trainer...

When the snow is gone and I move off the trainer or flatland rides on the warmer days, I found that my first few sustained climbs (2000 ft. plus) every year involved an uncomfortable amount of sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,027
Posted By tigat

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a...

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a response to the cancellation of a number of charity rides my daughter (25 year old woman with Down syndrome), wife and I usually ride. We wanted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,027
Posted By tigat

How much of a difference is a kid trailer?

I just picked up a Burley Bee for my two and a half year old grandson to join on some family (wife and daughter) rides. I went on a test ride this morning (no grandson but a pack with 20 pounds of...
08-13-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By tigat

Thanks John, The same promo was what sucked me...

Thanks John, The same promo was what sucked me in, and looking at the profile, it seemed very similar to the first 100 miles of the Ride Across Wisconsin original route, which I did four times....
07-09-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By tigat

In fairness to the OP, it sounds like he is...

In fairness to the OP, it sounds like he is looking to take advantage of the several decades of development that have resulted in lighter, stiffer, but not bone jarring endurance bikes, and he is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,743
Posted By tigat

Great questions. As someone who has owned and...

Great questions. As someone who has owned and ridden all three generations of Domane frames, seen the weight from the first to the latest gain a pound, and gone from stuffing 32mm tires on the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,926
Posted By tigat

OP: I would pick door number 4 - wait on the next...

OP: I would pick door number 4 - wait on the next version Madone. My new Domane frame, some aero with huge versatility, has been a unexpectedly large jump from the gen 2 it replaced, even though it...
06-27-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,865
Posted By tigat

Similar experience the first time out. I wondered...

Similar experience the first time out. I wondered whether I had made a mistake. A week later, I rode them 180 miles in a day mixed with heat and rain and humidity and they literally disappeared. I...
06-11-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By tigat

Turned out the post was in a place that was less...

Turned out the post was in a place that was less specific to the bike, so I'm copying it below. Warning - it is long and has some very sad moments.

A Canvas Big Enough

This is a story about a...
06-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,865
Posted By tigat

I'm 6', 160 or so. Two pairs medium, 1 large....

I'm 6', 160 or so. Two pairs medium, 1 large. They are not far off the other brands, maybe half a size smaller, but the compression is not so great as to prevent getting them on, and the straps are...
06-06-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By tigat

Agree, it is. I've had it since the first bike...

Agree, it is. I've had it since the first bike Trek built for me 7 years ago. With the synchro mode programming now available, its like having a 1 by. I'm sort of a 1 by myself, so it fits:)
06-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By tigat

Look what my new bike can do

Long story, but last week I finally picked up the rebuilt Bandit, the one-hand adapted bike that Trek made for me, on the latest version Domane SLR frame. In a word, the new Bandit is awesome -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,497
Views: 359,430
Posted By tigat

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/bandit_near_water_0d54a7adc978d2da35d2b039dc1651dfbe7961b9.jpg
Door County Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
04-13-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,198
Posted By tigat

I've posted this before, but it's worth...

I've posted this before, but it's worth repeating.


At age 58, five years ago, my max heart rate was 162. I'd pass out over that number. My lactate threshold was 153 or thereabouts, measured in a...
06-17-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,614
Posted By tigat

Let's see. More mornings than not, I show...

Let's see.


More mornings than not, I show up at my office on the 28th floor in cycling kit (20 miles each way, fast commute, benefits from the right gear), with one of the gorgeous, one hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 197,329
Posted By tigat

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/bandit_2_0_2f5ca75f3211c6b30eabe4b107827a4fff1bd2c1.jpg

Bandit 2.0, in the studio before delivery.

I'll drum up a daytime shot and...
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