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09-26-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By bruce19

It was a beautiful day here in NE CT too. Three...

It was a beautiful day here in NE CT too. Three of us went out for 23 miles at 14 mph. It was windy at 10 mph which was a headwind for the final 8 miles. But, just a great day.
09-26-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,425
Posted By bruce19

My GURU Sidero was built in Montreal, eh? ...

My GURU Sidero was built in Montreal, eh?


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Forum: For Sale
09-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By bruce19

Totally fascinating to me. And, my size. But, I...

Totally fascinating to me. And, my size. But, I just can't justify another road bike. Wish I could. Good luck. Someone is going to end up with a nice bike.
09-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By bruce19

Wow. I wasn't expecting to see Steve. He's a...

Wow. I wasn't expecting to see Steve. He's a friend and the guy who did my fit. Very good at what he does and his LBS is among the best. His video is right on the money. This is what I've been doing...
09-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,504
Posted By bruce19

I can't relate. I have always put my cell phone...

I can't relate. I have always put my cell phone in my rear center pocket and have never had a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By bruce19

Can't do that. There are legal complications that...

Can't do that. There are legal complications that are about both of us having kids from other marriages. Neither of us want to complicate inheritances. Of course, in my case, this just means my son...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By bruce19

This is what I have. I think it's pretty narrow...

This is what I have. I think it's pretty narrow at the seat post.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,740
Posted By bruce19

If I didn't already have and love my CAAD 12 I'd...

If I didn't already have and love my CAAD 12 I'd be looking for a CAAD 13.
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09-12-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,444
Posted By bruce19

I use Strava to track my fitness. At age 75 I...

I use Strava to track my fitness. At age 75 I like to see if I'm declining with age. I also use it to keep track of friends to see how and what they're doing.
09-12-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By bruce19

I do carry a tube but it's more out of habit....

I do carry a tube but it's more out of habit. Three years on tubeless and zero flats/punctures of any kind. I, too, sometimes wonder why I'm doing that.
09-10-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By bruce19

Just be patient with yourself and enjoy the ride....

Just be patient with yourself and enjoy the ride. The idea is to get off the bike and think..."Can't wait to do it again." The rest will come.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By bruce19

Got a bike industry lesson......

My GF rides a Colnago CL-X that is an endurance geometry bike. It's about 5 yrs old. Over the years she has bought me a Masi Gran Criterium S w/ Dura Ace (now 15 yrs old) and my CAAD 12. When she...
09-08-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,758
Posted By bruce19

True but it's not the same issue. Said TdF rider...

True but it's not the same issue. Said TdF rider who would kick our asses will be faster on a 17 lb bike than a 25 lb bike. So, some bikes will be "faster" than others for the same given "motor."...
09-06-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,117
Posted By bruce19

I feel for her. I crashed and broke my neck back...

I feel for her. I crashed and broke my neck back in 2013. Had C1 & C 2 fused. Fractured a couple other vertebra as well. It happened on July 24th and I was back on the bike by mid-November. Have had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By bruce19

I am 75. In college I was a football (QB) and...

I am 75. In college I was a football (QB) and baseball (SS) player. I was serious and I did not drink except for the Saturday post-game frat party. These days I am good for 3-5 oz of whiskey every...
09-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,465
Posted By bruce19

Marginal gains are only marginal if they're not...

Marginal gains are only marginal if they're not important to you. Saving a lb or so from 105 to Dura Ace is not much unless you are racing or for some other reason it matters to you. I have 4 bikes....
09-02-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,758
Posted By bruce19

If you can get your hands on one, try a CAAD 12...

If you can get your hands on one, try a CAAD 12 or 13. I think you might be surprised. I have two road bikes I ride alternately. One is a CAAD 12 and the other is a GURU Sidero (steel). There is a...
09-01-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,942
Posted By bruce19

I'll have to check my conversion but it looks...

I'll have to check my conversion but it looks like your doing 8,202+ ft of climbing over 50-62 miles. That's roughly 160 ft per mile Where is that!?
08-31-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,117
Posted By bruce19

In my case cycling has taken the place of my...

In my case cycling has taken the place of my Ducati. This is my 6th and last Ducati. I used to do things like go from CT to the west coast, camping all the way. But, this year I think I've had this...
08-29-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By bruce19

I'd go with the first one because the second,...

I'd go with the first one because the second, apparently, can only be ridden on a ceiling.
08-29-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By bruce19

FWIW I have used the LeMond-Guimmard formula for...

FWIW I have used the LeMond-Guimmard formula for 40 years and it works for me. But, thanks to the modern sloping TT you have to use a level to find the virtual TT intersection with the Seat Tube to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10,329
Views: 3,037,205
Posted By bruce19

My CAAD 12 is also 105 and it is really good. I...

My CAAD 12 is also 105 and it is really good. I have a GURU Sidero (steel) w/SRAM Red. As far as shifting function goes they are pretty close. Both bikes weigh about 17 lbs 10 oz. Both have Mavic UST...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10,329
Views: 3,037,205
Posted By bruce19

That's a great bike at a great price. Enjoy.....

That's a great bike at a great price. Enjoy.. What's the group?
08-26-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,531
Posted By bruce19

If one is a recreational rider the chances of you...

If one is a recreational rider the chances of you "planning" how to fall are pretty much zero.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,220
Posted By bruce19

Let me offer my experience and a theoretical...

Let me offer my experience and a theoretical answer. On July 24, 2013 I was riding in a group at about 16 mph. It was a flat with a right turn coming up. I was braking lightly with my left hand...
08-23-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,436
Posted By bruce19

As with many things in the cycling world we tend...

As with many things in the cycling world we tend to see small differences and represent them as life altering.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,185
Posted By bruce19

It's about my GF loving her Colnago and being...

It's about my GF loving her Colnago and being shifting challenged. Upgrading her bike will make her life better which will make my life better.
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,426
Posted By bruce19

You can call me "bro" or dude or whatever. It has...

You can call me "bro" or dude or whatever. It has nothing to do with me. It's all about the speaker and it doesn't bother me at all.
08-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,791
Posted By bruce19

It is to me. I thought I had some idea and then I...

It is to me. I thought I had some idea and then I turned 60. Now at 75 it's a total mystery
08-09-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,970
Posted By bruce19

Never. Which is why I went to tubeless 3 yrs ago....

Never. Which is why I went to tubeless 3 yrs ago. So far, zero flats.
08-09-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,791
Posted By bruce19

Last year at age 74 I saw PRs in a lot of Strava...

Last year at age 74 I saw PRs in a lot of Strava segments including a 1 mile flat where I averaged 25 mph. This year I'm struggling to get near those marks. Last year I was 181 lbs. This year I'm...
08-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By bruce19

Finish each ride with a sense of wanting to ride...

Finish each ride with a sense of wanting to ride again. And, as for "performance", be patient.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By bruce19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35iGHDKhawo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35iGHDKhawo
07-28-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,181
Posted By bruce19

Accept aging but not mediocrity. Do what you can...

Accept aging but not mediocrity. Do what you can and enjoy it.
07-28-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,300
Posted By bruce19

This is a typical ride w/GF that we did...

This is a typical ride w/GF that we did yesterday. It's on the shorter side. Our typical ride would be around 20 miles. I should mention that I'm 75 and she's 68.
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07-28-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 9,777
Posted By bruce19

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/nutrition/ca...

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/nutrition/calories-burned-cycling-everything-you-need-to-know-326362
07-28-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By bruce19

After over a year out of the gym because of COVID...

After over a year out of the gym because of COVID I've returned. Bear in mind I'm a 75 yr old man. I try to ride 4 days a week with rides being around 20 mi. and about 1200-1500 ft of elevation for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By bruce19

Cannondale CAAD 13 w/105 and rim brakes....$1800.

Cannondale CAAD 13 w/105 and rim brakes....$1800.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By bruce19

This is right on the money. Years ago I was put...

This is right on the money. Years ago I was put on Coreg which is a Beta Blocker. I couldn't stay awake. I got depressed and I NEVER get depressed.I was a mess. I started drinking 100% beet juice and...
07-23-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By bruce19

I would start with determining how you plan to...

I would start with determining how you plan to ride. If you plan to ride trails and roads you will face compromises in a bike. For example....you can ride a cyclo-cross bike on the road but it will...
07-18-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By bruce19

In my experience you will try several brands...

In my experience you will try several brands until you find what works for you. It took me awhile but I ended up with Assos..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By bruce19

About 6 yrs ago I bought a pair of Assos bibs on...

About 6 yrs ago I bought a pair of Assos bibs on a great sale. This was after 30+ yrs of all manner of bibs and shorts. I was amazed. They fit. They were comfortable. And, now 8 yrs later I can say...
07-02-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,701
Posted By bruce19

In CT a bicycle is considered a vehicle and is...

In CT a bicycle is considered a vehicle and is required to be used in compliance with motor vehicle/traffic laws. Some people don't get it. I think for the reason you cite.
06-29-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,394
Posted By bruce19

You have to throw away all your bikes and buy a...

You have to throw away all your bikes and buy a gravel bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By bruce19

Nick Danger.

Nick Danger.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,390
Posted By bruce19

Learn to live with disappointment.

Learn to live with disappointment.
06-23-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,557
Posted By bruce19

I celebrated 60 with a new bike as I've already...

I celebrated 60 with a new bike as I've already mentioned. But, I also celebrated 60 on my Ducati by blowing off a Porsche 911 hitting 140 mph indicated. Totally anti-social I know . But, it was in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By bruce19

I would like to object but I can't.

I would like to object but I can't.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By bruce19

Just got in from re-riding it. It all showed up...

Just got in from re-riding it. It all showed up on STRAVA.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,233
Posted By bruce19

Nope. It wasn't in Hidden Segments. More...

Nope. It wasn't in Hidden Segments. More accurately there was no Hidden Segments displayed.
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