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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-01-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By drewguy

I've also had a few stick to my cycling clothes -...

I've also had a few stick to my cycling clothes - they seem to have some kind of good grip. It takes a strong brush or flick to get them off. But they land softly - don't really notice until I look...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-01-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By drewguy

Definitely pockets that are louder . . . out for...

Definitely pockets that are louder . . . out for a ride yesterday and got hit by one smack on the glasses. Good thing I was wearing those - pretty good shot to the face otherwise. Just a bit of bug...
Forum: Northeast
06-01-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By drewguy

Maybe only the inspection stations that are...

Maybe only the inspection stations that are honest and aren't giving inspection stickers to cars that would fail based on an "inspection" of a one that would pass?

Honestly - seems like an...
Forum: Northeast
05-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,105,098
Posted By drewguy

Isn't the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway supposed...

Isn't the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway supposed to be done soon? Though I'm not sure if that gets all the way to the Charles River path. ...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,105,098
Posted By drewguy

Huh. I always thought of it as Menotomy!

Huh. I always thought of it as Menotomy!
Forum: Northeast
04-22-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,105,098
Posted By drewguy

Is there a trick? 10 in rack (1 a bit...

Is there a trick?



10 in rack (1 a bit hidden by sign), 1 being ridden
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,015
Posted By drewguy

It's possible the patents on the pedal mechanism...

It's possible the patents on the pedal mechanism expired before the patents on the cleats/design expired.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-14-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By drewguy

I remember that - it was weird. It didn't get...

I remember that - it was weird. It didn't get dimmer and dimmer as one might expect, IIRC, just one morning it had stopped. I remember commenting to my wife - "do you hear that? Nothing!"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,083
Posted By drewguy

I need steeper hills than I have around here to...

I need steeper hills than I have around here to get much past 35-38mph - I spin out past that or at least don't feel like cranking high cadence just to hit the brakes in a bit (we're talking 200 ft...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-13-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By drewguy

Biking with Cicadas

For many of us in this area, we'll soon be facing the influx of cicadas for the first time in 17 years.

I wasn't really biking in 2004, so I'm wondering if others have recollections about trying...
Forum: Northeast
03-09-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By drewguy

I biked out that way a few summers ago - covered...

I biked out that way a few summers ago - covered the eastern part of your planned route with comments here. https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/1148496-biking-around-shelter-island.html

I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,143
Posted By drewguy

As for tires and tubes - always have at least one...

As for tires and tubes - always have at least one spare tire and a few extra tubes (so I can patch several at a time).

But having a tire inventory isn't very expensive . . . I'm going to put it on...
Forum: Northeast
02-26-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,105,098
Posted By drewguy

I can't come up with a rationale for not plowing...

I can't come up with a rationale for not plowing the full width of asphalt. But perhaps by exposing some mud it avoids the problem of having melt water refreeze on the asphalt - it can run off to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,577
Posted By drewguy

Which version (color) of cleat do you have? If...

Which version (color) of cleat do you have? If you have the red (9 deg) perhaps you have them set with too much play to the outside, and you're riding with your feet not centered within the full...
Forum: Northeast
02-23-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,105,098
Posted By drewguy

Always enjoy your photo posts, Rod. Really nice...

Always enjoy your photo posts, Rod. Really nice to see some of the stuff I grew up driving or biking by, even though I no longer live in the area.
Forum: Northeast
01-28-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By drewguy

I'm familiar with the roads from Rehoboth Beach...

I'm familiar with the roads from Rehoboth Beach to north of Ocean City. I think along what you have you'll be fine . . . it's really a great place to bike because for the most part shoulders are wide...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By drewguy

Why not get a strip of rubber to wrap around the...

Why not get a strip of rubber to wrap around the hub (or anything to increase the diameter) and then install the sensor over that?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By drewguy

Low demand for a crap feature shouldn't be an...

Low demand for a crap feature shouldn't be an indicator of demand for a not crap version of that feature.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By drewguy

^ Second picture is beautiful, whether or not...

^ Second picture is beautiful, whether or not with bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,879
Posted By drewguy

What does it mean to be a good 'Bike Handler'

I see this term a fair amount, but not sure what it means. Obviously staying upright is an important component of cycling, but it goes beyond that. I'm curious (genuinely) by what makes someone a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,832
Posted By drewguy

Yeah, I confronted that this Spring/Summer (I...

Yeah, I confronted that this Spring/Summer (I think - time is odd these days), but it's been fixed for a while.

Have you unpaired and repaired the phone to the Elemnt - forgetting the device in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,414
Posted By drewguy

Bontrager (Trek) also makes some wide models - I...

Bontrager (Trek) also makes some wide models - I have the Velocis. Not sure if the heals will work for you, but add to the mix of consideration.

Only problem with the wide sizes is that they come...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By drewguy

Defer to others on the legality, but would put in...

Defer to others on the legality, but would put in a strong caution from a practical standpoint. I'd do a lot to avoid interstates generally and in Montana - fast traffic . . . really fast; trucks ....
08-19-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,124
Posted By drewguy

Pairs with my Garmin Edge and my Wahoo Element....

Pairs with my Garmin Edge and my Wahoo Element. And my iPhone before Strava killed support for that.
08-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By drewguy

I really wish there were a bike version of the...

I really wish there were a bike version of the marine safety/warning horns with a can of compressed air plus the horn. A miniature version would be great. As I wouldn't expect to use it much,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By drewguy

Though frames are typically covered by the...

Though frames are typically covered by the manufacturer, no?

More generally, the company is clearly relying on adverse selection no overwhelming them. If most purchasers are the types that maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,498
Posted By drewguy

For those tossing gloves in the laundry, does the...

For those tossing gloves in the laundry, does the label on the gloves say washing is okay? I might toss them in if it won't ruin ones that say "handwash only". Then again, they're wear items that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,498
Posted By drewguy

I've been happy with pearl izumi gel gloves. I...

I've been happy with pearl izumi gel gloves. I wash them ever few rides, and while they eventually won't come really clean I can't smell them while riding (just if I stick them in my nose).

I put...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,105,098
Posted By drewguy

Ha - can't quite see it because of the trees, but...

Ha - can't quite see it because of the trees, but I grew up in a house at the left side of the picture. N-10s/Turnabouts are great learning boats. Other than on the dock, sailing really should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,344
Posted By drewguy

I just bought a pair of these as my first bibs...

I just bought a pair of these as my first bibs and tried them on - fit was fine through the legs and waist but the suspenders seemed tight/short. Now, I don't have the classic cycling body - heavier...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By drewguy

Better title for this thread, based on article,...

Better title for this thread, based on article, would be "Zwift evaluating various features and pricing tiers."

DCR hardly describes a pure price hike, but rather a survey regarding possible new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By drewguy

Float is just lateral/twisting - not forward/back...

Float is just lateral/twisting - not forward/back - in the pedal.

So something else is going on - either you're not fully clipped in, or there's something wrong with the pedal or maybe the cleat....
08-05-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By drewguy

No longer: ...

No longer:

https://support.mapmyfitness.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040917511-Sensor-Compatibility-Changes

The Wahoo App (not the Element companion) should pair using bluetooth to your DuoTrap....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,575
Posted By drewguy

Though if your stem is 20mm longer you're...

Though if your stem is 20mm longer you're probably riding a bit more bent forward, which likely is asking more of your hamstrings.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By drewguy

Yes, have had this issue. Usually tracking would...

Yes, have had this issue. Usually tracking would stop mid-way through. Seems to have been fixed by a recent firmware update (or software update). Elemnt Bolt.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,230
Posted By drewguy

A bit more here: ...

A bit more here:

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/07/24/ransomware-attack-forces-garmin-offline/

Kind of weird to see a mostly empty Strava feed . . .
07-23-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,426
Posted By drewguy

Yes. I hadn't noticed that as the cause, but the...

Yes. I hadn't noticed that as the cause, but the same result. I haven't had the problem in a few weeks, however - I think a software or firmware update fixed it. Have you applied all the recent...
07-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,507
Posted By drewguy

Strava seems to recalculate things - so I think...

Strava seems to recalculate things - so I think it drops some time that it considers you not to be moving but the Wahoo does.
07-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,426
Posted By drewguy

Thanks - just so I understand the "fix" in your...

Thanks - just so I understand the "fix" in your first paragraph, the idea is that by having the BTLE "channel" connect to the phone app, it forces the Wahoo Elemnt to connect by Ant+ to the sensors,...
07-14-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By drewguy

You could have said "guys", because evidently...

You could have said "guys", because evidently that's now gender neutral. :rolleyes:
07-08-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,426
Posted By drewguy

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt - Software and other issues?

Been having various issues with my Bolt for the last few months - seems like the company keeps rolling out software updates that fail to fix existing problems or create new ones. Among the ones I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,952
Posted By drewguy

To answer OP's question well, s/he needs to...

To answer OP's question well, s/he needs to specify what s/he wants in a fitness tracking app. Different people use Strava for different things - Garmin connect will track just as much info, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By drewguy

And the 2021 bibs have already worn out!

And the 2021 bibs have already worn out!
06-28-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,044
Posted By drewguy

It may just be the reach to the handlebars is a...

It may just be the reach to the handlebars is a little too much. Moving the seat will mess up your pedal stroke, so look into raising the bars or a shorter stem to reduce reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By drewguy

Simple green works great for me - I spray it on a...

Simple green works great for me - I spray it on a rag and wipe down the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,730
Posted By drewguy

Did the bike come without the "dork disk"...

Did the bike come without the "dork disk" installed? Had it been, the RD might have bounced off the dork disk instead of lodging in the spokes, avoiding much of the damage. Just sayin'.
06-11-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,485
Posted By drewguy

I'm not trying to use HR max as some measure of...

I'm not trying to use HR max as some measure of fitness. I know it's genetic. And in terms of fitness I'm cycling more than I did last year. The question I had is figuring out why when I was at...
06-10-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By drewguy

Been having a very similar experience and posted...

Been having a very similar experience and posted about it recently (scroll down a bit in this forum). Don't know the answer, but I don't think anyone mentioned Covid-stress overtraining as reasons!
06-03-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,287
Posted By drewguy

I think it is safe to say that improvement is not...

I think it is safe to say that improvement is not linear. Rather it is an increasing curve with decreasing slope, reaching whatever genetic limit you have, and likely varies based on a number of...
06-03-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,485
Posted By drewguy

No longer reaching HRmax

The last couple of months riding (usually 3-4x/week, total of ~7-10 hours, probably a bit more frequent than usual) I haven't seen my HR get within 10 bpm of my max, and often not even within 15bpm. ...
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