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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By surak

It's as you say, not all impairments are visible,...

It's as you say, not all impairments are visible, and thus I don't wish for lightning to strike down anyone just for being on an ebike. But it's pretty obvious that the huge influx of ebikes is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By Cypress

So if a perfectly-ambulatory person used a road...

So if a perfectly-ambulatory person used a road bike to do a charity run/walk, you'd be cool with that?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By surak

The difference between your examples and using an...

The difference between your examples and using an ebike is that in those examples people are still expending their own energy to make it to the finish line at their chosen level of difficulty, while...
10-15-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I ride the wind often and never shy away. Pretty...

I ride the wind often and never shy away. Pretty windy in this area fairly often.

The Santa Ana winds are crazy at 40 MPH and gusts up to 65.

I ride the same as any other ride. No doing this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,346
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Glad to report back that after three weeks of...

Glad to report back that after three weeks of higher volume training, I hit this ride again yesterday and felt great. I paced it better (each of the climbs a few minutes slower than my PRs.) But...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By Cypress

Ebikes are the future of ebikes. Cycling is...

Ebikes are the future of ebikes. Cycling is different than what you've got going on.

As cycling progresses, we'll see lighter more efficient bikes...lower friction coefficients...better...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By gregf83

I think the latter part of your statement is the...

I think the latter part of your statement is the root of confusion with many in this thread. Most people using an ebike don't consider riding to be a sport. It's just a means of transportation. All...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By Lemond1985

There are these things called "cars", that make...

There are these things called "cars", that make going uphill REALLY easy. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By Zaskar

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than...

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than bicycles? Seriously, I'm confused. I really thought we all enjoyed this sport - pedaling, riding bikes... you know, cycling?

I had no idea so many of...
10-14-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,682
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I had a pedal strike actually save me from going...

I had a pedal strike actually save me from going down at a crit this summer. I took a corner way too hot trying to save some energy and totally lost traction, and was low siding but out of habit kept...
10-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,682
Posted By wktmeow

I've done this a half dozen times in crits, never...

I've done this a half dozen times in crits, never once crashed though. Had a bad one at intelligentsia where my rear wheel came probably a foot off the ground, still saved it though!
10-09-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,810
Posted By Jon T

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This is what this "old person" rides. My N bike. Bought new in '85....
10-08-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,682
Posted By Doge

True. Because it is not the same value as other...

True. Because it is not the same value as other things.
10-07-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,614
Posted By Bill in VA

I could do wheelies forever on my home-built...

I could do wheelies forever on my home-built Stingray and my Columbia balloon tired bomber (both in the 1960s) but could never master it on any multi-geared bike. Or maybe I have the 'caution gene'...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,699
Posted By Cypress

Quite a few of the Strava KOM's near my place...

Quite a few of the Strava KOM's near my place are/were held by a ebike. When I first moved to this area I was browsing around the Strava scene and kept seeing the same name on top of the...
10-03-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,682
Posted By Cypress

Gray jersey to match the hair. The gray jersey...

Gray jersey to match the hair. The gray jersey would be sponsored by The Vanguard Group because our category would be one of the only groups in the peloton with retirement accounts. Instead of a...
10-03-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,682
Posted By himespau

Seems like an honest gripe to me.

Seems like an honest gripe to me.
10-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,614
Posted By BlazingPedals

Was alcohol involved? Because alcohol seems to be...

Was alcohol involved? Because alcohol seems to be involved in a lot of these types of accidents. :lol:
10-03-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,614
Posted By caloso

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do...

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do it. Im going to keep trying.
10-02-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,810
Posted By DocsDad

2020 Trek Roscoe 8 ...

2020 Trek Roscoe 8

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 886
Posted By Tony_G

Forty some years ago, I tried truing my dirt bike...

Forty some years ago, I tried truing my dirt bike wheels. It was no disaster, but didn't turn out particularly well.

Today there is YouTube and written forums, and decades of experience has...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,957
Posted By nomadmax

Not typed or offered as being argumentative ;) ...

Not typed or offered as being argumentative ;)

If he is inexperienced that's all the more reason to work on the engine as opposed to the transmission. There's more to gain "bang for the buck" by...
10-02-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,810
Posted By ultrarider7

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 886
Posted By Sy Reene

An overbuilt option (probably not too...

An overbuilt option (probably not too lightweight):
https://www.merlincycles.com/hope-20five-pro-4-road-cx-disc-rear-wheel-700c-95184.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,346
Posted By terrymorse

Well done, I'm glad you had a good week. I also...

Well done, I'm glad you had a good week. I also dug in last week, after a not-so-good week prior, and managed to put in a little over 13 hours.

Those winds on Thursday were quite the nuisance on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,346
Posted By sanmateoclimber

Taking everything into consideration, I think...

Taking everything into consideration, I think this is right. I wasn't exposed to an enormous amount of heat/sun, but I think it snuck up on me and I let myself get a little more dehydrated than I...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Korina

I'm 5'4" and 180, and love my old steel mountain...

I'm 5'4" and 180, and love my old steel mountain bike commuter. I bought it used and had a mechanic rebuild it as a road bike. Big fat cushy tires and a swept back handlebar make it super comfy for...
09-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Wileyrat

New bike day yesterday

I went and bought myself a new hardtail mtn bike. I got a 19 Marin Nail Trail 6 from AMain for close to half off by the time the rep applied an extra discount.

The brown truck brought it last...
09-27-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By spelger

Not a fan of the wind but I do get a chuckle when...

Not a fan of the wind but I do get a chuckle when I am getting tired struggling to pedal *down* a 4 or 5% grade.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,185
Posted By tagaproject6

Just go with what you think will impress the...

Just go with what you think will impress the cycling clique more annd thus elevate your status within. :innocent:
09-25-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By pdlamb

Took me just under 8 hours, clock time. That's...

Took me just under 8 hours, clock time. That's about 6:45 for riding around 15 mph average, 20 minutes extra for the hills, and the rest of the time eating and refilling water bottles. Tailwind...
09-23-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By downtube42

Cyclocross!

I'm a distance road cyclist - a randonneur. A month ago I finished PBP, and two weekends ago a 1000k brevet in Washington state. On road 1200km under 90 hours and 1000km under 75 hours is polar...
09-23-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By alcjphil

Spending up to $750 to rehabilitate an old bike...

Spending up to $750 to rehabilitate an old bike that sold for under $200 over 40 years ago seems like a very poor bet. A handy person could probably make this bike rideable for well under $100....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,346
Posted By sheddle

Does anyone else have the opposite problem? I've...

Does anyone else have the opposite problem? I've had rides where at the start I feel like total crap, can barely maintain speed on flats before getting tired for about 20-30 minutes before I really...
09-23-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By pdlamb

First century in 4.5 years!

Did my first century since 2015 this weekend, and it was a beaut! Also first ride of 100 miles or more since I turned 60, and the first one since my heart attack, so I'm celebrating! Cool morning,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,957
Posted By Shimagnolo

Never underestimate the speed potential when you...

Never underestimate the speed potential when you have a hurricane providing the tailwind!:lol:
09-22-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,470
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Week 1 had 4 rides 120 miles now 880 to go....

Week 1 had 4 rides 120 miles now 880 to go. Motivation has returned...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,346
Posted By DrIsotope

Sounds to me like you paced a 70-miler as you...

Sounds to me like you paced a 70-miler as you would a 40-miler, and your body wasn't having it.

Endurance conditioning comes with miles ridden. If you haven't spent much time up past 50 miles,...
09-17-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,682
Posted By Ttoc6

They're definitely less aero from the data, but I...

They're definitely less aero from the data, but I think the comfort factor is huge. Plus being able to run low pressure on slick day or crits is a big plus. I used to ride Gp4000's in 25 and moved to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 322,504
Posted By indyfabz

Time for a new thread: "We're going to grumble at...

Time for a new thread: "We're going to grumble at you."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 322,504
Posted By Nachoman

We've got a couple ex-racers in our group that...

We've got a couple ex-racers in our group that like to take on that role. I just like to grumble.
09-15-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By jppe

A Few More Cycle Oregon Pics-Finished!!!

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09-13-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,103
Posted By deacon mark

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years...

I am cyclist and long distance runner. Many years ago about 30 years old I had bad case of pleurisy and showed up in my doctors office with all the pain in the chest ect. He went about crazy asking...
09-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,103
Posted By FiftySix

Yep. I've heard many stories about how doctors...

Yep. I've heard many stories about how doctors treat their patients. It would appear that those with very good insurance coverage will get very good medical treatment, while those with less insurance...
09-08-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,862
Posted By gsteinb

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09-06-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,810
Posted By 2cam16

Added this to my herd after completing it...

Added this to my herd after completing it yesterday. Took it out today. 1983 Team Malvor Bottecchia.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48690817102_e2d47055ab_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hbDayA)...
09-06-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 502,810
Posted By Ninetimes

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is the balance of my rotational group that goes with the blue Rossin...
09-04-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,682
Posted By furiousferret

I ordered a new bike; 2020 SuperSix Evo 105. I'll...

I ordered a new bike; 2020 SuperSix Evo 105. I'll have the components on my bike moved over and the 105 on my CX. I'm also getting some nice Kysrium SL's.

Descending on Oak Glen I heard a noise...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,754
Posted By velopig

You brought back memories regarding the aluminium...

You brought back memories regarding the aluminium slurry created when riding hills in the rain. Had to be the most difficult thing ever to clean up. I still have stains from that stuff around...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,754
Posted By WhyFi

Noise? Sure, sometimes. Reduced braking power?...

Noise? Sure, sometimes. Reduced braking power? Not that I've noticed; I one-finger brake downhill in the rain - no issues.
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