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02-06-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,555
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

So How Many Have Never Tandem?

Hope this does not go to the tandem section as it is a question for the general cycling people. Curious as to how many have never, or have ridden a tandem? And what is your experience, opinion? Good...
02-06-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

So that is the trick? I myself won't use them but...

So that is the trick? I myself won't use them but my wife has. Once she froze the entire insulated bottle. Not too hot outside but some of the ice melted to water leaving her a big blob of useless...
02-06-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I'm sure everyone is different. But my usual 45...

I'm sure everyone is different. But my usual 45 miler is 2 1/2 hours and I go through maybe 4 to 5 bottles of water. By the time I get to my third hour, I'm done.

Plus, I'd have to carry a third...
02-06-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

:lol:

:lol:
02-06-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I tried an insulated bottle once. Riding in temps...

I tried an insulated bottle once. Riding in temps over 100 degrees, pretty useless unless I was going to drink it in the first 5 miles of a 40 mile ride. My wife insisted on an insulated bottle...
02-06-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 49,879
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Nope! 57 and no heart problem. For 20 years every...

Nope! 57 and no heart problem. For 20 years every doctor I have visited asks what I do because my heart is really strong.

When I was in real good shape, I could ride and climb and never feel my...
02-06-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,930
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I went out to Borrego Springs to drive along with...

I went out to Borrego Springs to drive along with my wife. I did most of the rides so this time it was her turn. Took my truck and supplies driving support. After the ride, we were heading out of...
02-06-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,837
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I think a superbike is a sweet looking, fast...

I think a superbike is a sweet looking, fast "looking" machine.

But I agree, it's the engine that makes a superbike, super! :thumb:
02-06-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 74,955
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

The tandem ...

The tandem

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/488x419/000tandem_931e434ef9bdb0140fc3c5d6289ace9159eb3163.jpg

I just like this one! :D...
02-06-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,930
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Very funny and I bet some would find it hard to...

Very funny and I bet some would find it hard to believe as this is such a huge ride now. Back then, there were about 100 century riders. (Now 10,000+ easy century)

My wife and I did the very first...
02-05-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,683
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I feel sorry for you. If I am willing...

I feel sorry for you.



If I am willing to go on video and plead guilty as the OP did, I'd pay my fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,919
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Are you sure? Are you riding in the correct...

Are you sure? Are you riding in the correct portions of the country? I see others from different states posting on Strava. Let's say, Georgia, one may have KOM's on segments consisting of 20 riders...
02-04-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,430
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

IMO, one must have at least 3 bikes. 1)...

IMO, one must have at least 3 bikes.

1) Roadie..........commuting, fun, recreation, road, trails, mountains, city, streets, fitness, race.
...
02-04-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,239
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out the...

Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out the "nobody's going to tell me to my face" thing.

I've met thousands of cyclists over my 23 years of cycling, tons and tons of conversatin' :p and never ever...
02-04-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,430
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

We have 7 bikes, down from 11. To have one bike...

We have 7 bikes, down from 11. To have one bike would be a nightmare for me. thank goodness I have a wife who loves to ride as well. AND thinks that the garage is no place for the bikes to hang out...
02-04-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,239
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I guess that might not be a good comparison. I...

I guess that might not be a good comparison. I get a lot of guys complimenting me on my wife, her ride style, and her looks and I don't have to ask. :lol:

That could be another thread topic in...
02-03-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I didn't say it was not an important part of the...

I didn't say it was not an important part of the equation. My point is that I will lose more weight by cutting back intake compared to increasing mileage.

They say you can't out ride a bad diet,...
02-03-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I don't know about you guys, but I lose much more...

I don't know about you guys, but I lose much more via proper diet vs mileage.

I can do 100 mile bike ride, do 4,000 in a year and be the same weight.

On the other hand, I didn't eat any junk...
02-03-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,683
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I don't understand people. If you know you did it...

I don't understand people. If you know you did it and say you did it, then pay up.

Reminds me of my dumass sister in law. 3 tickets for passing a school bus with red flashing lights. Each time the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,859
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Only you can answer that. Do you have the...

Only you can answer that. Do you have the strength to use the current set up? Are you struggling doing the 1,000 ft per every 10 miles? Does your conditioning not allow you to use the current set up?...
02-02-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,566
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I had it happen to me on a local climb. I thought...

I had it happen to me on a local climb. I thought it was the BB as it clicked intermittently but always while my right foot was at 11 o'clock. Really strange because I was expecting crank problems. I...
02-02-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,239
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

OK, got to laugh, that's a good one! Not saying I...

OK, got to laugh, that's a good one! Not saying I encourage good comebacks, but sometimes they are just too funny to not like! :D
02-02-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,747
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I am a man with no goals, I just ride and see...

I am a man with no goals, I just ride and see what comes of it.

But another 32 today. 43 yesterday.

MTD - 75. :thumb:

Yesterday was a good workout, not much wind so managed a 17.4 average....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I had a bad sore throat on Thursday, not so bad...

I had a bad sore throat on Thursday, not so bad on Friday then sucked again when I woke up today, Saturday. I had planned a climbing ride but with the sore throat, I figured maybe I shouldn't. Glad I...
02-01-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,045
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Where is February? :D Anyway, Woke up with a...

Where is February? :D

Anyway, Woke up with a bad sore throat on Thursday but didn't get a chance to ride last week working on some home improvements so had to take advantage of today. Thought...
01-31-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,824
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I like black socks myself, same reasons, mud,...

I like black socks myself, same reasons, mud, dirt etc. I do like the low cut models though. Just can't get excited about those mid calf socks.

I get a couple of 3 packs and I'm good all week.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Driving to the mechanic? Somebody get me a...

Driving to the mechanic?

Somebody get me a rope! :roflmao2:
01-29-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,045
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Got that right! I remember riding up a local mtn...

Got that right! I remember riding up a local mtn road with some forum members. About 15 miles up, I caught up to a dude. We rode together for a bit when he pointed out my 105 hubs. I had built my own...
01-29-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,260
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I had 3 aluminum bikes, Cannondale, Trek, Lemond....

I had 3 aluminum bikes, Cannondale, Trek, Lemond. 2 of the 3 aluminum frames snapped, 1 at the chainstay, one at the BB area (terrible mess). Each snapped at just over 13,000 miles.

I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,265
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Arizona is an awesome cycling state. Most places...

Arizona is an awesome cycling state. Most places I have ridden there are very cycling friendly so I think you will have no problem.

But as for me, my strategy would be plan ahead. Slow the pace,...
01-28-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Lose weight off your body! I signed up for a...

Lose weight off your body!

I signed up for a timed event with some forum members. They race and the experts they are,they told me to buy new lighter shoes ( I wear MTB shoes) they told me to buy a...
01-27-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,686
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

OK, this is what I am talking about. My wife, she...

OK, this is what I am talking about. My wife, she was 37 (you're 50, some difference but still). Her first bike was a Specialized Crossroads with a "SR CW-XR00, 28/38/48 teeth" straight from the...
01-27-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,686
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Wow! The fact is as I have said many times, he is...

Wow! The fact is as I have said many times, he is a new rider, he has enough gear, he will get stronger and it will suit him fine.

You seem to be the only one who can't comprehend the principle of...
01-27-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,174
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

If a cyclist passes you and scares you then there...

If a cyclist passes you and scares you then there is somebody around and you aren't paying proper attention as far as letting your dogs roam side to side.

However, the general rules of a cycling...
01-27-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,045
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I'd check out these guys too. I have ordered...

I'd check out these guys too. I have ordered parts from them before to build my wheels. Good service but as far as built wheels, I have not ordered from them, only parts as mentioned.

One thing I...
01-27-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,686
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Wow, you are really lost. Why is it that...

Wow, you are really lost.

Why is it that others have the ability to understand what I am saying.

Try to pay attention. I never said somebody should not do hills. I am saying give your legs a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 29,295
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

As long as we are talking ti, one of my buddies...

As long as we are talking ti, one of my buddies has a Holland. Very different. If you look closely, it is a ti tube with cutouts and a carbon tube inserted into the tube. He says it is a great ride....
01-26-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,686
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

If you are a NEW rider, you have plenty of gear....

If you are a NEW rider, you have plenty of gear. Keep riding, working on developing your cycling abilities. Later you find you have enough gear as your legs get stronger.

When I started, a one...
01-26-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,567
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

One of my wife's bikes, close, 36 years old. ...

One of my wife's bikes, close, 36 years old.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x365/bianchi1_9d8bc495b61417f84f77a02703100d56ca16540b.jpg

...and yes, I was able to talk...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,413
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I thought this was funny on one of our rides....

I thought this was funny on one of our rides. Female 5 ft tall, and male 6'6.

I told the dude to take a pic with her bike just to show the size difference.

Yes, he is 6'6 and I "TOLD" him to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,625
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Average ride...40 miles Shortest...

Average ride...40 miles

Shortest willing........midweek local night rides 10 miles to recover and stretch the legs.

Longest 126 miles with 7,200 ft of elevation gain

Most...
01-24-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,978
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Then why not get a Harley, or any other kind of...

Then why not get a Harley, or any other kind of motorcycle. :foo:

I'm pretty sure in this world today, they will know you're on an e bike. I get a kick out of people passing me on ebikes...
01-23-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,978
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

No, these people are peddling. Keep with the...

No, these people are peddling.

Keep with the non e bike till you learn the proper use of "pedaling". :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,099
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Depends on how much saddle time a cyclist has. ...

Depends on how much saddle time a cyclist has.

I stop when other buddies want to stop. Fairly common is about 20 miles on fun recreational rides with friends.

Other times, if I am competing...
01-20-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,434
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I've done the allen wrench thing, and soak them...

I've done the allen wrench thing, and soak them with some kind of lube over night. I've cracked a few knuckles trying the allen wrench thing. :cry:

Bought a pedal wrench, life is easy again! :D
01-19-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,579
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Zip up your jersey man !!!

ZIP UP YOUR JERSEY MAN !!! I have several jerseys now, finally broke down last year and bought something other than plain Performance brand neon colors. And actually got good deals on fun graphics...
01-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,048
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I see you call it an accident, my bad. But if 2...

I see you call it an accident, my bad. But if 2 moving objects make contact, I'd call that a crash but I am not an authority on accident/ crash variances. :D

But yes, be careful, the movements of...
01-19-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I myself would have gone for the FX. Comfort...

I myself would have gone for the FX. Comfort bikes are cool but sooner or later, as a returning rider, you will get a little more competitive as you get comfy and want a little more speed. I think...
01-19-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,048
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

Yes the dude turned without a signal but I have...

Yes the dude turned without a signal but I have myself avoided disaster many times by calling out to cyclists I thought may be getting ready to turn in front of me. The dude with the recorder seems...
01-18-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,045
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

:eek: :eek: :eek: :thumb: :D

:eek: :eek: :eek: :thumb: :D
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