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Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4,706
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Posted By mississippimud

1999 Litespeed

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Forum: Touring
10-13-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By Imaginos

Full mock-up with new bike.Ready to go for a...

Full mock-up with new bike.Ready to go for a night or two if I can get reasonable weather. ...
10-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 74,351
Posted By himespau

Honestly, in a Zwift race, it doesn't really...

Honestly, in a Zwift race, it doesn't really matter. All that matters is how many matches you've got to burn. Unless, of course, you're doing an hour long time trial or a race up Alpe du Zwift or...
09-30-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,079
Posted By 79pmooney

I love that on a bike, there is a place for so...

I love that on a bike, there is a place for so many of us. And in races, the chess game. How do I beat that guy over there with his very different abilities? My final State Champs, after my...
09-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,079
Posted By DMC707

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing...

I went the other way - i'm 5'8 and 195 in racing trim (not now - now im in a struggle to drop about 40 pounds but thats another story ) -- For a few years i tried my best to hang with the pack in...
09-23-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,079
Posted By 79pmooney

My advice? Very simple - embrace the body and...

My advice? Very simple - embrace the body and abilities you were given. Find the sports and events that highlight those gifts. I was gifted the body you seem to want, 6' 1/2" and 145 pounds in...
07-21-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By Germany_chris

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,484
Posted By mschwett

that’s really the bottom line !!!!

that’s really the bottom line !!!!
07-19-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By martl

if you like that kind of pic, i can help. These...

if you like that kind of pic, i can help. These ar not mine, though

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 337,133
Posted By zhoushenglin

Thank you. Yes, I finally ordered AR55 Falcon Pro...

Thank you. Yes, I finally ordered AR55 Falcon Pro wheelset on "Quick Buy" and they did ship out the wheels 2 days later. Great for me. But a bit unfortunately, after my AR55 arrived with me, I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,717
Posted By VegasJen

I'm pretty happy with it overall. This was my...

I'm pretty happy with it overall. This was my fifth tri and that's my fastest pace so far. Not by a lot, but still fastest. And it was mostly flat. The course was two laps that included a...
07-16-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,975
Posted By tomato coupe

This **** gets weirder with every post.

This **** gets weirder with every post.
Forum: Touring
07-15-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By novecho_delta

Presenting: My dream bike (kinda)! A custom-built...

Presenting: My dream bike (kinda)! A custom-built titanium touring bike frame, designed to fit my unusual body and eat up my unusual rides. Designed by me, built by Titan Cycles out of Xi'an, China....
Forum: Touring
06-30-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By KPREN

I could only wish. It's very much a bicycle and...

I could only wish. It's very much a bicycle and subject to all the weight limitations and handling problems of an overweight bicycle.
06-26-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By DQRider

Ranger in the Ruins

https://i.imgur.com/aX25Kyj.png

From my ride this morning.
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06-07-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By 75lechamp

Not necessarily artistic, but I noticed in the...

Not necessarily artistic, but I noticed in the garage how the down tubes of the bikes were parallel.... I thought it looked kind of cool...

...
Forum: Touring
05-30-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By str

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Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By sdimattia

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'21 Bombtrack Hook
Replies: 107
Views: 9,381
Posted By downtube42

Flèche NW completed - Portland OR to Olympia, WA...

Flèche NW completed - Portland OR to Olympia, WA via Astoria, OR.. I wasn't sure how I'd like the evening start - 7pm - but it turned out great. We were fresh for the night riding, rather than going...
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Views: 9,381
Posted By downtube42

I decided to skip the ORR 600 this weekend, and...

I decided to skip the ORR 600 this weekend, and it's a good thing.

After two consecutive weekends of 400ks, I decided some rest was in order. As well, my wife is leaving town for a week on Monday...
05-12-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,136
Posted By PeteHski

Well I'm pretty sure you would have to be putting...

Well I'm pretty sure you would have to be putting out well north of 300W to cruise at a genuine 28 mph (that's the speed pro road racers ride solo on £20k bikes) and you weighed 54.4 kg. So that's...
05-12-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,136
Posted By PeteHski

Okay, for the sake of argument lets say the bikes...

Okay, for the sake of argument lets say the bikes are equal and you are in a full-on TT position

28 mph, 120 lb rider, clincher road tyres, aerobar = 322W
25 mph, 130 lb rider, clincher road...
05-11-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,136
Posted By PeteHski

re. Bike Calculator 28 mph on the flat, no...

re. Bike Calculator

28 mph on the flat, no wind, mtb tires = 600W
25 mph, road tyres = 380W

So a difference of some 220W right there

.....and you say the speed difference is even bigger...
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By EdwardThigpen

Most of the people in the picture have three...

Most of the people in the picture have three bottles of water. Has anyone tried the system where one bottle has isotonic and the other two have water in them?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,781
Posted By Koyote

You want to "go off" on riders because they pull...

You want to "go off" on riders because they pull too much?

Please send me the details on your group ride. I will gladly take your place.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,781
Posted By yaw

I solo ride 99% of the time, great view, lots of...

I solo ride 99% of the time, great view, lots of pulling.

This is not helpful regarding your question but neither are random etiquette anecdotes from people that are not riding with the exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,011
Posted By veganbikes

Wider tires and a little lower pressure will...

Wider tires and a little lower pressure will probably make the most difference but a nice set of wheels can be nice on a bike however it may not quite do a ton for comfort and more for weight if...
04-28-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By cb400bill

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04-26-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By scratchpaddy

Thank you! Early morning rides on the weekend...

Thank you! Early morning rides on the weekend always put me in a better mood. The light is perfect, and most of the motorists are still in bed.
04-24-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,456
Posted By indyfabz

Like a frightened turtle.

Like a frightened turtle.
04-24-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By scratchpaddy

Into the golden sunrise. ...

Into the golden sunrise.

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Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By UniChris

87 mile day went well, actually, though we'll see...

87 mile day went well, actually, though we'll see how my knee feels about the group ride tomorrow.

Panniers worked very well.

My one concern is that although the webbing that attaches them runs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,563
Posted By SoSmellyAir

That is what Larry would suggest for you and me....

That is what Larry would suggest for you and me. For himself, the low aero position he achieves with a U-shaped copper pipe "aerobar" zip-tied to a flat handlebar reduces the need for lightweight...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,080
Posted By Chuck M

I'm sure these are large, strong, and healthy...

I'm sure these are large, strong, and healthy dogs. But what you are asking of them in terms of physical stress and calorie needs I think will be very hard on the dogs. I'm trying to be as tactful as...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,080
Posted By Polaris OBark

There was this time I had to get Diphtheria...

There was this time I had to get Diphtheria Antitoxin to Nome, Alaska...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By Doug64

I made both sets of panniers for our road bikes....

I made both sets of panniers for our road bikes. I modeled then after normal size panniers, but made them smaller and with more taper on the front side. They were made out of coated packcloth, with...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By mtnbud

Why not consider a bike packing system. Strap a...

Why not consider a bike packing system. Strap a dry bag under the seatpost https://bikepacking.com/plan/bikepacking-hacks-3-diy-seat-packs/ and another small one on the handlebars. I bought some...
Forum: Touring
04-18-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By str

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04-13-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By missinglink

Rest and ice was also what my doctor recommended....

Rest and ice was also what my doctor recommended. It took a while to clear up. I'd never felt anything like it before. Doc was certain it was caused by me jogging with hand weights.
04-10-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 74,351
Posted By nslckevin

You guys keep talking like our 100 kg with 20kg...

You guys keep talking like our 100 kg with 20kg of fat guy example is at peak fitness or something. The training (along with dieting) that he does to lose that weight is going to more than make of...
04-06-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By cyccommute

’Cause the point is to ride ‘em.

’Cause the point is to ride ‘em.
04-06-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,871
Posted By shelbyfv

Go for it Larry! Women love it when overweight...

Go for it Larry! Women love it when overweight half nekkid sweaty guys creep up on their six. Offer them a slug from the MD20/20 bidon and you'll be on your way. Don't limit yourself to women. This...
04-06-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,871
Posted By Herzlos

I'll say hi to any other cyclist I'm passing, but...

I'll say hi to any other cyclist I'm passing, but unless they volunteer it I don't get too close or try and pace with them. Beyond it being a bit rude, it's likely to be quite uncomfortable for them....
04-05-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,871
Posted By krakhaus

I'm sure if you're riding shirtless, she will be...

I'm sure if you're riding shirtless, she will be totally impressed with your uber studlyness, and invite you back to her house.
04-05-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,871
Posted By Rolla

Something about this thread smells familiar. I...

Something about this thread smells familiar. I predict that it will both go and end badly.
04-05-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,871
Posted By returnoftheyeti

Women love it when strange guys come up behind...

Women love it when strange guys come up behind them and keep pace. They also love it when you stalk them with Strava flybys, and like all their rides for the last 3 years. Make sure you compliment...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,098
Posted By mstateglfr

There is no cycling equivalent to a marathon...

There is no cycling equivalent to a marathon because I could never run a marathon yet I could ride 100mi, 150mi, or even 200mi if absolutely needed in one go.
Simple as that.


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04-03-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By CV-6

Almost there. ...

Almost there.

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Forum: Touring
04-03-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,490,926
Posted By str

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04-02-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 121,648
Posted By botty kayer

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