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Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By pgjackson

Dang it!

Dang it!
09-07-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,177
Posted By pgjackson

If money is no object, of course you get the best...

If money is no object, of course you get the best thing available.

Will it make you go any faster? No
Will it impress your cycling friends? Probably

I look forward to reading more about...
09-05-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,370
Posted By pgjackson

Tilt the nose of the saddle down just a hair. ...

Tilt the nose of the saddle down just a hair. Keep doing that till you find your sit-bones.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By pgjackson

I have one of these for floaties. Use it on the...

I have one of these for floaties. Use it on the boat all the time. Absolute game changer. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,083
Posted By pgjackson

Don't know about that. Maybe it's an assumption...

Don't know about that. Maybe it's an assumption about cracking or something. CF is incredibly strong. If you do something to it that would damage CF it probably would have damaged steel or AL also....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,198
Posted By pgjackson

Good point. On big Century rides those rest...

Good point. On big Century rides those rest stops can be very well stocked. Might even be live music playing. Next thing you know you have eaten 3 PB&Js, 2 bananas and an ice cream sandwich and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,198
Posted By pgjackson

Just do it for the enjoyment. Don't try to race...

Just do it for the enjoyment. Don't try to race or maintain a certain speed. My first was the Tour De Palm Springs. It was a huge ride with hundreds of riders. Maybe thousands. The cool thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,265
Posted By pgjackson

Exactly. I wouldn't even consider a $1000+ bike...

Exactly. I wouldn't even consider a $1000+ bike with anything less than 105.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,658
Posted By pgjackson

Never understood why so many people get bent out...

Never understood why so many people get bent out of shape over other people owning nice things. I have had a lot of hobbies over the years...boating, cycling, guitar, watches, guns, jetskis...and in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,265
Posted By pgjackson

Correct, you won't miss anything, Gotta be...

Correct, you won't miss anything, Gotta be careful with the "bike shops". Most local shops focus on cheap hybrids and beach cruisers. Very few know much about road bikes. Just look at the...
08-15-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By pgjackson

Just another oblivious politician virtue...

Just another oblivious politician virtue signaling to the rest of us lowly citizens on how we should live. I'll bet this guy rides about as often as I give press conferences. Would be cool to see a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By pgjackson

My plan is to keep the 23 up front at around...

My plan is to keep the 23 up front at around 100psi and and put a 25 on the rear around 95-100 psi and see how I like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By pgjackson

Found my sit-bones today!

After years and years of riding with a perfectly level saddle I decided to drop the nose a couple of mm just to see what would happen...and man what a difference! Before, my taint would take a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By pgjackson

Very cool bike! I dig it.

Very cool bike! I dig it.
08-08-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,405
Posted By pgjackson

I like Peleton. Lots of great classes of various...

I like Peleton. Lots of great classes of various levels and lengths, plus they have tons of yoga, stretching and weight training classes available as well. Very well rounded content for total...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,643
Posted By pgjackson

Dang! I'm an idiot. Didn't register the year...

Dang! I'm an idiot. Didn't register the year for some reason.

Pretty cool the OP is still around.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,974
Posted By pgjackson

Well, be prepared to wear a mask forever because...

Well, be prepared to wear a mask forever because this is a flu strain. They do not go away...ever.
08-02-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,795
Posted By pgjackson

Rolling hills are an awesome opportunity to try...

Rolling hills are an awesome opportunity to try HITT, as long as you are truly hammering away on the hills. Those intense intervals aren't supposed to be just a little bit more difficult, they...
08-02-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,795
Posted By pgjackson

HIIT requires a warm up, then periods of super...

HIIT requires a warm up, then periods of super high intensity effort, followed by longer periods of recovery, then high intensity again, then recovery. Probably need about 20-30 minutes to get a...
08-01-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,613
Posted By pgjackson

2-3 drinks per day is probably not the best...

2-3 drinks per day is probably not the best choice on a diet plan. And I highly doubt anyone would ever say that 3 beers is the best thing to have in a weight loss conversation. But then protein...
07-31-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,875
Posted By pgjackson

Went out for an easy 10 mile ride and the...

Went out for an easy 10 mile ride and the sensations took me 16 miles. Just started exploring. Ended up finding a great new road in the process.
07-29-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,613
Posted By pgjackson

The very few people with legit eating disorders...

The very few people with legit eating disorders shouldn't be on an internet forum looking for advice. They should be seeking professional help. What I posted is generally considered sound for most...
07-28-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By pgjackson

Consider getting therapeutic massages. I'm not...

Consider getting therapeutic massages. I'm not talking about the relaxing, touchy-feely cruise ship rub down. I'm talking about deep tissue, elbow in the glute, gritting your teeth in pain kind of...
07-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,875
Posted By pgjackson

The beach road out to Navarre is nice, but it has...

The beach road out to Navarre is nice, but it has many sections where sand covers large section. That's the most scenic ride in the area. My main ride is from my neighborhood in Gulf Breeze near...
07-27-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,875
Posted By pgjackson

I'm finding that the shorter rides are easier to...

I'm finding that the shorter rides are easier to get motivated for and fit into my schedule. If I knew it was going to be 2+ hours minimum I'd never get a ride in after work.
07-27-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,875
Posted By pgjackson

Enjoying shorter rides....

I got into cycling in 2010 at age 40 after a knee surgery caused by running. Back then I wouldn't get on the bike for anything less than 20 miles and would often go on 40+ mile rides every Saturday...
07-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,074
Posted By pgjackson

This forum actually got me into collecting...

This forum actually got me into collecting watches. There used to be a thread called "Roadies and Watches" about 10 years ago. I was hooked. Currently have about 30 in my collection. Nothing too...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,765
Posted By pgjackson

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade"...

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade" wheel as a backup. A better plan might be to up the price to around $1000 and use them as the primary wheels and use the OEM wheels as the backup.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,765
Posted By pgjackson

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/vu...

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/vuelta-road-wheel-parts/vuelta-speed-one-xlr-db-ii-road-disc-hand-built-wheelset.html
Vuelta makes very good wheels.
07-20-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,613
Posted By pgjackson

Man, it is so easy to lose track and get out of...

Man, it is so easy to lose track and get out of control. Like you said, it's not about a calorie counter. You just have to be cognizant of what you are eating. I used to work in an office where...
07-20-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,341
Posted By pgjackson

Halo headband works for me...and I doubt any of...

Halo headband works for me...and I doubt any of you sweat more than me :thumb: That little rubber strip on the headband works better than any cotton product. Forces all the sweat away from your...
07-20-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,613
Posted By pgjackson

I think most people could drop 15lbs just by...

I think most people could drop 15lbs just by doing that. Beer/alcohol and going back for seconds at meals are my biggest issues.
07-20-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 13,613
Posted By pgjackson

Yep, diet is more important than exercise. Many...

Yep, diet is more important than exercise. Many cyclists who pick up the sport to lose weight fail because they listen to all the "experts" who say you have to carbo load before a ride, then eat...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,226
Posted By pgjackson

Brakes is one part of a bike I would not want to...

Brakes is one part of a bike I would not want to be electric.
07-19-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,787
Posted By pgjackson

They aren't really meant for exercise. They are...

They aren't really meant for exercise. They are fun to ride at the beach and bar hop on. If you are trying to ride it fast, you are doing it wrong.
07-18-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,469
Posted By pgjackson

That foot is freaking me out...

That foot is freaking me out...
07-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,944
Posted By pgjackson

When I was in the Marines, my fighting weight was...

When I was in the Marines, my fighting weight was 180lbs. Then I retired and struggled to find my first civilian job. Got down to 166lbs unintentionally (the lightest and leanest I've been since...
07-18-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,944
Posted By pgjackson

Diet is absolutely more important than exercise...

Diet is absolutely more important than exercise for weight loss. Many cyclists unintentionally sabotage their weight loss goals by overeating (pre-ride carbo loading, sugary "energy" gels and drinks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,226
Posted By pgjackson

I'm just not seeing a substantial improvement in...

I'm just not seeing a substantial improvement in disk brakes for my style of riding. I have never once thought that my rim brakes were inadequate. If my brakes are good enough to lock up my wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 470,970
Posted By pgjackson

Gulf Breeze, FL looking at Pensacola Beach....

Gulf Breeze, FL looking at Pensacola Beach. Beautiful morning ride today.

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07-16-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,469
Posted By pgjackson

Yeah, this one has run its course. Probably best...

Yeah, this one has run its course. Probably best to shut it down.

Oh! Look at that, 8 pages!
07-16-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,469
Posted By pgjackson

I agree. Whatever gets you out on the road...

I agree. Whatever gets you out on the road works. If shaving your legs makes you want to ride more, then do it. One of the most humbling experiences I've had in cycling is hammering away on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,226
Posted By pgjackson

Originally, wasn't the idea of disk brakes that...

Originally, wasn't the idea of disk brakes that rim brakes can get slippery in muddy conditions...which is why back n the day you only found disk brakes on MTB and cyclocross bikes? The issue was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 11,226
Posted By pgjackson

Once the hydraulic brakes become the norm, some...

Once the hydraulic brakes become the norm, some company will claim a major revolutionary design change to rim brakes, start a massive ad campaign, get a couple of teams in the TdF to use them and...
07-16-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,469
Posted By pgjackson

Cycling is the only activity where a bunch of...

Cycling is the only activity where a bunch of overweight dudes will argue endlessly the benefits of aerodynamics and bicycle weight reduction.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By pgjackson

I just used Finish Line Dry Lube.

I just used Finish Line Dry Lube.
07-16-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By pgjackson

What's the question?

What's the question?
07-15-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,207
Posted By pgjackson

You could drop 300-400 grams and gain like 3...

You could drop 300-400 grams and gain like 3 seconds!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By pgjackson

Well, it turned out to just be a dry chain. ...

Well, it turned out to just be a dry chain. Lubed it up, put a couple drops between the cranks and BB, and it's just about silent now. I guess it just shows that sometimes those LBS tune ups aren't...
07-15-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,207
Posted By pgjackson

Wow! Gotta say I have not seen this question...

Wow! Gotta say I have not seen this question posed before. This could be the new shave vs no shave debate.
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