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09-03-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,995
Posted By mpath

I'm on Rennlist as well. I think pound for pound...

I'm on Rennlist as well. I think pound for pound (or is that gram for gram), a cycling obsession if more expensive than a Porsche obsession (short of an IMS failure on M96/97 engines).
08-30-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,995
Posted By mpath

Why not continue to do both? Did you keep it?...

Why not continue to do both? Did you keep it? Air-cooled Porsches command silly money these days so it's probably prudent to hold on to it. I have my 997 that sees a couple of track weekends a year,...
08-27-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,753
Posted By mpath

Yeah very few of us are cat-like or Spiderman and...

Yeah very few of us are cat-like or Spiderman and should serve as a warning/wisdom to those who eschew helmets. To the three times in my life I went airborne during a crash, there was no figuring out...
08-21-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,842
Posted By mpath

I've taken a few free Harvard online courses....

I've taken a few free Harvard online courses. Yes, that Harvard. And self-pace. https://online-learning.harvard.edu/catalog/free
08-08-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,672
Posted By mpath

I do most of my own wrenching buying replacement...

I do most of my own wrenching buying replacement and upgrade parts as necessary (an unnecessary?) costing $$ with rarely a thought; why would I skimp on a few hundred $ every few years to potentially...
06-06-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,449
Posted By mpath

Have you done the Everest challenge?

Have you done the Everest challenge?
06-06-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,882
Posted By mpath

I'm 56 as well, and still play Xbox with my 21 yo...

I'm 56 as well, and still play Xbox with my 21 yo son, listen to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, to Lady Gaga and Eminem. Forget comfy "geriatric" shoes my peers are starting to wear - my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,235
Posted By mpath

That's what the owners of modded Honda Civics say...

That's what the owners of modded Honda Civics say about Ferraris.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By mpath

I've had similar experience since taking blood...

I've had similar experience since taking blood pressure pills a couple of years ago which only occurred on post-running or post-cycling days where the drop was so drastic I exhibited the same effects...
03-09-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By mpath

Great story! I'm not surprised that companies...

Great story! I'm not surprised that companies plan for obsolescence much quicker today and no longer support them, with the hope that you'd simply buy a replacement.

Speaking of T6 screws, years...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By mpath

Yes you do, and extra tubes.

Yes you do, and extra tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By mpath

Please do. Mine includes CeramicSpeed oversized...

Please do. Mine includes CeramicSpeed oversized pulleys.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,633
Posted By mpath

The luxury of first world problems. Once a hobby...

The luxury of first world problems. Once a hobby becomes an obsession, cost becomes an inconvenience.
12-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,931
Posted By mpath

Some of the posts sounded like high school...

Some of the posts sounded like high school sophomores and not the maturity and wisdom that 50+ year olds would have/should have learned.
11-14-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,931
Posted By mpath

This.

This.
11-10-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,931
Posted By mpath

This. The latest neuroscience suggests to...

This.

The latest neuroscience suggests to the chagrin of the Mr. Spocks of the world, our purchasing decisions are dominated by logical or rational reasonings, but emotional and experiential ones....
09-27-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,530
Posted By mpath

I'm also in the PNW and almost exclusively road...

I'm also in the PNW and almost exclusively road bike. I ride through winter unless there's snow/ice on the road. Proper riding gear and bike safety gear are a must - make yourself as visible as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,886
Posted By mpath

First ever flat on tubulars. Mid ride, had to...

First ever flat on tubulars. Mid ride, had to call wife for pick up - yes, that's the problem with tubs. But otherwise trouble-free miles.
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09-23-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,092
Posted By mpath

While there are those who predict that the...

While there are those who predict that the inevitable future is "the singularity," the bicycle is perhaps currently the analog version.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By mpath

Thank you. You've been very helpful. My winter...

Thank you. You've been very helpful. My winter project will be on how I'll build the bike up - first time with discs for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By mpath

2012 but the data points on Geometry Geek are...

2012 but the data points on Geometry Geek are incomplete so I added the 2017 as well (same frame, just slightly different carbon layup for the aerolight).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By mpath

100 mm stem. Here's the comparison from Geometry...

100 mm stem. Here's the comparison from Geometry Geeks: https://geometrygeeks.bike/compare/look-695-2012-13-xs-49,cinelli-pressure-2021-xs,look-695-light-2017-xs/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By mpath

Yeah the smily face is a quirky detail. And...

Yeah the smily face is a quirky detail. And despite the fact that it's the same frame, the Cinelli's paint scheme is world's apart compared to Engine11's.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By mpath

Deliveries won't be until end of the year no...

Deliveries won't be until end of the year no chance to test ride it, and doubtful my local LBS would build up in multiple sizes for road tests. My Look has the ideal fit as I can do a century with no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,320
Posted By mpath

Cinelli Pressure sizing

I'm looking at the new Cinelli Pressure. Fit-wise I'm dialed in to current Look 695 size XS, but the geometry falls in between the Cinelli's XS and S in stack, reach, top tube, head tube, etc by ~5...
09-02-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,044
Posted By mpath

Ditto. The main reason I successfully...

Ditto.

The main reason I successfully climbed Haleakala in 90+ degree heat was my wife driving SAG with extra bottles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,506
Posted By mpath

I ride Super Record. Every time someone asks him...

I ride Super Record. Every time someone asks him how they are, it reminds me of this old pic from Road & Track magazine:
...
08-17-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By mpath

Best value for my money on this hobby has been a...

Best value for my money on this hobby has been a professional bike fit. No amount of upgrading components or tinkering with the other parts of the bike - though fun and maybe expensive - is worth it...
08-02-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,931
Posted By mpath

A custom Pegoretti with modern components would...

A custom Pegoretti with modern components would fit the bill nicely for me.
08-02-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,743
Posted By mpath

I think it's debatable still whether disc brakes...

I think it's debatable still whether disc brakes are the natural evolution for braking. Just like carbon frames over steel, electronic shifting over mechanical, lots of folks prefer the traditional...
08-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,110
Posted By mpath

Relative to other parts of the bike that need...

Relative to other parts of the bike that need replacement, helmets are cheap. If the age of your current helmet is a concern - whether or not they appear worn or new - buy a new one.
08-01-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,743
Posted By mpath

Rim brakes work for me, so I won't change what...

Rim brakes work for me, so I won't change what ain't broke. Having gone up and then down Haleakala with them on carbon wheels, no complaints or issues. But if you want clean lines, look at this Venge...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By mpath

Or look at the bikes on TheProsCloset. It often...

Or look at the bikes on TheProsCloset. It often lists the pro rider of a particular bike - and suffice to say their known height is at huge disparity to their bike size relative to us mere mortals.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,230
Posted By mpath

Most walkers I encounter are using earphones.

Most walkers I encounter are using earphones.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,340
Posted By mpath

This. I always wear one, but it doesn't get...

This. I always wear one, but it doesn't get particularly hot in the PNW.

OP try it, if it doesn't work for you, don't wear it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,603
Posted By mpath

A spin around the block won't tell you much. All...

A spin around the block won't tell you much. All your touch points - hands, arms, legs, etc., and neck and back - will let you know after a longer ride whether you're too compressed or stretched out.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,012
Views: 568,246
Posted By mpath

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/904x1205/empty_road_f9d08dcc1b8b759d44f15a8f4ed38d9a6cc0d587.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,648
Posted By mpath

Life's too short to argue with these attitudes....

Life's too short to argue with these attitudes. Like you, I mostly ride solo with a pretty nice bike that I enjoy immensely, with rarely the post-ride coffee shop to "show off my money."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,648
Posted By mpath

Yes, +2

Yes, +2
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By mpath

You can try and PM TrekMogul here. He spends...

You can try and PM TrekMogul here. He spends months at a time cycling South Asia.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By mpath

I have the OGK Kabuto AERO-R1. The visor detaches...

I have the OGK Kabuto AERO-R1. The visor detaches magnetically, which reattaches back on the helmet upside down when not in use. My sunglasses fit under the visor with no issues. Overall been very...
07-13-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By mpath

"Hitting the wall" is a real thing. Barring any...

"Hitting the wall" is a real thing. Barring any other medical conditions, it typically means you've used up your available glycogen for energy, and your body starts to convert its fat stores into...
07-11-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,931
Posted By mpath

Ok, 4yo thread, but relevant. Still working...

Ok, 4yo thread, but relevant.

Still working mostly from home, so doing maintenance and needed replacement parts: friendlier cassette (12-29 gearing), chain, jockey wheels = $700. Ouch. Now...
07-11-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By mpath

Interesting. I've just started 4mg of...

Interesting. I've just started 4mg of Sandoz-Candesartan for the past three months, and quite frankly it hasn't been hot at all in the Pacific Northwest yet, barely in the mid-70's so far. I'll let...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,935
Posted By mpath

A riding buddy attempted Haleakala in spring with...

A riding buddy attempted Haleakala in spring with little preparation, relying on baseline fitness. Like you, he made it to the park gate. I was mindful of his experience and trained all summer, and...
06-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 39,196
Posted By mpath

Ok, another resurrected thread. Happy to report...

Ok, another resurrected thread. Happy to report that my 2010 Look 695 is still my go-to bike, at sub-14lbs.
...
06-28-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,271
Posted By mpath

It's mine as well (with the round tail lights!)....

It's mine as well (with the round tail lights!). IMHO, that was back in the day when engineering mattered more than marketing. These days, they're sticking on "M" badges to models that aren't true M...
06-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,510
Posted By mpath

Rapha for me.

Rapha for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By mpath

Lol. Tired of any of your Meleinsteins yet? :)

Lol. Tired of any of your Meleinsteins yet? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,882
Posted By mpath

This. While there's obviously many variables...

This.

While there's obviously many variables to what causes flats, I've gone +10k miles on tubulars without a flat (not with the same set of tires obviously) - on all sorts of road surfaces. Prior...
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