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10-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,370
Posted By Sojodave

I lost my dignity when I got dropped on a huge...

I lost my dignity when I got dropped on a huge paceline.

I've lost a few things including front light, rear blinky light, water bottle, mini-toolset, and a protein bar from my back pocket.
10-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,806
Posted By Sojodave

I ride because I would be a fat lard sitting on...

I ride because I would be a fat lard sitting on the couch gaining weight as we speak if it wasn't for cycling. That and I'm addicted
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sojodave

You should try the Specialized Power Arc in a...

You should try the Specialized Power Arc in a 168. It's built to deal with inner thigh chafe that some get on the Power saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sojodave

Watch this video...

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7j9LUVJrjA and measure your sit bones.

Typically, you should select a saddle that is at least 20 mm wider than your sit bones. A new saddle may...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:00 PM
09-12-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Sojodave

No padding saddles take a while to get used to. ...

No padding saddles take a while to get used to. If you've got a 30 day return window, and your saddle is not comfortable, people will return the saddle. The saddle company makes no money.

A...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,347
Posted By Sojodave

The night before a race, I adjusted my rear...

The night before a race, I adjusted my rear derailleur. The race had a 2 mile hill that is 6% incline. Before the hill, I realized that my front derailleur wouldn't shift to the small chainring. I...
09-11-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sojodave

I'm afraid to give you any suggestions if you're...

I'm afraid to give you any suggestions if you're experiencing that much pain; however, the Brooks Cambium C17 or C19 is wide and people rave about it for distance riding. Plus, because it is rubber,...
09-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,819
Posted By Sojodave

I just bought some rechargeable lights on Amazon....

I just bought some rechargeable lights on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QKKNT3N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I was surprised how much brighter they were than my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,314
Posted By Sojodave

I was on a ride on Saturday and I saw a woman...

I was on a ride on Saturday and I saw a woman cyclists with two tubes out and frustration on her face. I yelled, "are you Ok?". She yelled, No. I stopped, gave her a tube and a CO2 cartridge and...
09-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,431
Posted By Sojodave

My favorites are... Puck Hill This...

My favorites are...


Puck Hill
This hill made Scotty cry
Dead Bunny Hwy
Watch out for the Jerk in the white Dodge Truck
My legs are crying
We all die (next to a cemetary)
If you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Sojodave

Ride from Torrey Pines up to Oceanside pier. ...

Ride from Torrey Pines up to Oceanside pier. It's an awesome ride along 101 and you get some great beach views.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Sojodave

You were not out of line. I think the biggest...

You were not out of line. I think the biggest problem with pacelines is that there isn't enough communication.
09-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By Sojodave

Saddles are different for everyone. I've tried...

Saddles are different for everyone. I've tried dozens of them. My two favorite are the Specialized Power Expert and the Specialized Romin Evo. I didn't get along with the sqlab 612 and I almost...
09-02-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By Sojodave

Autumn is just pre-winter...I'll miss summer.

Autumn is just pre-winter...I'll miss summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,227
Posted By Sojodave

I've ridden the Power Expert for a couple of...

I've ridden the Power Expert for a couple of years and I loved it like a fat kid loves chocolate cake. I've done centuries and felt great. However, this year I did a century ride on my Expert and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,802,783
Posted By Sojodave

I've been through tons of saddles and I am hoping...

I've been through tons of saddles and I am hoping the Specialized Power Pro will be the one. The Power Expert has been the closest I've been to a long-term saddle. I'm hoping the level 1 padding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Sojodave

I had them last year. I had the redwall version....

I had them last year. I had the redwall version. I went 1700 miles without a flat and then I hit a screw that went through the tire and my rim. When they are pumped up to pressure, they are wider...
08-06-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By Sojodave

Don't let price prevent you from getting a good...

Don't let price prevent you from getting a good saddle. Unfortunately, you have to try a bunch before you find the one. I've gone through a dozen saddles and I find the Specialized Power & Power Arc...
08-01-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By Sojodave

I had a Selle Anatomica h2 and I could not get...

I had a Selle Anatomica h2 and I could not get comfortable on it. I called them and they said to keep tilting the front of the saddle until you stop slipping on the back. I got to 3% tilted up and...
07-31-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By Sojodave

Just guessing, but if I were you, I'd go to a...

Just guessing, but if I were you, I'd go to a bike shop to get your sit bones measured. I'm 6'4" and weigh 198 and my sit bones are 130 from Specialized Assometer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,586
Posted By Sojodave

He forgot to mention that slam dancing on your...

He forgot to mention that slam dancing on your pedals adds more speed...:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,130
Posted By Sojodave

Which commercial was Bob Roll in? All I see when...

Which commercial was Bob Roll in? All I see when I watch the Tour De France is commercials.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By Sojodave

I've gone 1800 miles on GP 5000 clinchers without...

I've gone 1800 miles on GP 5000 clinchers without a flat...(this is my kiss of death)...:(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,702
Posted By Sojodave

The Giro Empire 70 have laces and they are super...

The Giro Empire 70 have laces and they are super comfy. Here is a recommendation from the Vegan Cyclist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqbC9JXiWFQ
07-07-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,297
Posted By Sojodave

Two squirts of Mio Energy in my water bottle.

Two squirts of Mio Energy in my water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Sojodave

I'm a 6'4" and I rode a Ridley Fenix XL. I went...

I'm a 6'4" and I rode a Ridley Fenix XL. I went to a bike fitter and he said the frame was slightly small for me. It's a more upright endurance fame, but it was a great bike until I got t-boned by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sojodave

I have 13cm sit bones and I have a 145 Selle...

I have 13cm sit bones and I have a 145 Selle Italia Slr Superflow and it fits great. I used to ride a Power saddle with a 155. It depends on the saddle. You will be OK with a SelleItalia at 145.
06-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By Sojodave

Just a follow-up. I completed my 140 mile ride...

Just a follow-up. I completed my 140 mile ride on Saturday. We had cold, headwinds, heat, rain, clouds, sun, but no locust. Overall it was a great ride, but a very long day in the saddle.

I...
06-14-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By Sojodave

If the saddle sore is a pimple type, try using...

If the saddle sore is a pimple type, try using Boil Ease. I've tried several treatments and it has worked for that type of saddle sore. I think I got it at Walgreens or CVS.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,471
Posted By Sojodave

I've had the Bolt since January and when it...

I've had the Bolt since January and when it doesn't sync after a ride, all you need to do is open the elemnt app and it will sync right away. I upgraded from the Garmin 520 and I prefer the Bolt.
06-13-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,564
Posted By Sojodave

I'll admit it, I talk to cycling to everyone...

I'll admit it, I talk to cycling to everyone whether they like it or not. If somebody doesn't like it, they can fight me...:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,366
Posted By Sojodave

Desperate Help Needed With Saddle Sores

I've got a 140 mile charity ride on June 15th and I've recently developed saddle sores on any distance over 50 miles. I'm desperate for a solution so that long of a ride doesn't cause me an...
06-07-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,876
Posted By Sojodave

Remember, safety 3rd!

Remember, safety 3rd!
06-05-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,491
Posted By Sojodave

9 shorts 5 bibs 3 tights

9 shorts
5 bibs
3 tights
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,214
Posted By Sojodave

I thought only Chinese open mold forks assplode.

I thought only Chinese open mold forks assplode.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,285
Posted By Sojodave

Did The Crabon bike have motor in it?

Did The Crabon bike have motor in it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Sojodave

Don't use Chinese magic erasers....they will...

Don't use Chinese magic erasers....they will assplode on you.
06-04-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,349
Posted By Sojodave

Three years ago, I was diagnosed as a type 2...

Three years ago, I was diagnosed as a type 2 Diabetic. I had an A1C of 8.9 and I weighed 250. I went low carb/high fat and took up cycling. I lost 50 lbs, and my last A1C was 4.7. I ride...
06-04-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Sojodave

This post from BF has helped me tremendously with...

This post from BF has helped me tremendously with numb hands.

https://www.bikeforums.net/12953035-post7.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,019
Posted By Sojodave

I'm baffled, I have a 104 mile ride on Saturday...

I'm baffled, I have a 104 mile ride on Saturday and I'm not 100% confident in having my stem flipped up is the best strategy to solve my neck pain.

I've been on two rides with my stem flipped up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By Sojodave

I have Reynolds 41mm carbon wheels and I think...

I have Reynolds 41mm carbon wheels and I think they are great for an all-around wheel. I occasionally get blown around, but not enough to be too concerned.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,688
Posted By Sojodave

My point about average power not being a good...

My point about average power not being a good stat to go by was based on if your doing hills or intervals. As an example, your power may be low getting out to the hill or where you do intervals, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,844
Posted By Sojodave

When I have 20 riders watching me, I can change a...

When I have 20 riders watching me, I can change a tire in 29 minutes flat...and without PED's
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,019
Posted By Sojodave

I don't ride with a visor or a cap. My drop was...

I don't ride with a visor or a cap. My drop was 80mm which is about 3.15". My saddle height is 805mm using the .883 with an inseam of 36" or 914.4mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,688
Posted By Sojodave

I bought Powertap P1 pedals and when you own a...

I bought Powertap P1 pedals and when you own a power meter, you will find that power is measured differently. There is 3 second power, average power, nominal power, etc. Average power usually isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,019
Posted By Sojodave

I've been obsessing over this issue this entire...

I've been obsessing over this issue this entire Spring. I had a fit last year, didn't change anything, but this year I am having neck issues. I'm 6'4" and ride a 61 cm frame with a 130 stem. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By Sojodave

Update: I tried the Power Elaston and I...

Update:

I tried the Power Elaston and I think it's the most comfortable saddle I've used....up to 30 miles. After 30 miles, it is too soft and my hips went numb. I then went back to the Power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Sojodave

I have Reynolds carbon wheels that are 17/25...

I have Reynolds carbon wheels that are 17/25 rims. I run Continental 5000 clinchers and they fit fine on my bike which also has a narrow clearance. My other wheelset has a 19mm internal width and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,546
Posted By Sojodave

Who needs to stop?

Who needs to stop?
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