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02-15-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,860
Posted By Zoxe

Hah! Thank you! I've enjoyed cobbling it...

Hah! Thank you! I've enjoyed cobbling it together. The RF remote (fans) and lights really add to the cohesion of the homebuilt setup but in the grand scheme didn't add much cost. The OTHER side of...
02-14-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,860
Posted By Zoxe

Shortly after the first of the year, I started...

Shortly after the first of the year, I started down the path of a Zwift setup using my old Surly Cross Check.

...
01-30-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Zoxe

+1 on trying the stock rim with a conversation...

+1 on trying the stock rim with a conversation from a good wheelbuilder.

Here's my story:
In 2008, we were getting started riding; I was 285# and the rear rim of my Giant Cypress DX started...
01-30-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By Zoxe

What's On Zwift https://whatsonzwift.com/ ...

What's On Zwift
https://whatsonzwift.com/

(and subscribing to thread to see what else pops up!)
01-24-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,425
Posted By Zoxe

Well done! I've not attempted but as a...

Well done!

I've not attempted but as a noobie was staring at this route the other night thinking "someday."
01-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Zoxe

I am trying to find my legs again. We've been...

I am trying to find my legs again. We've been off the road bikes since 2017 and haven't been to the gym to spin in about a year. Quite a rude awakening for me; I've slipped further than I thought. ...
01-18-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Zoxe

Fellow clyde here. We gave away our high end...

Fellow clyde here. We gave away our high end (but 10yo) recumbent exerbike about 6 months before covid started. (Oops!!) I leaned back into biking in late fall, and started looking seriously for...
01-17-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Zoxe

My particular gym has 3 industrial strength cage...

My particular gym has 3 industrial strength cage fans and the lights are firmly OFF to not contribute to whatever residual heat they might cause. At least if you sweat, others won't see it...
01-17-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Zoxe

Back for a quick check in. Weather has been wet...

Back for a quick check in. Weather has been wet and muddy so not a lot of trail work and even less biking. I'm finding that my lungs really revolt during the cold; below 40 degrees I'll have issues...
01-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Zoxe

Thank you for posting all this. I am very new to...

Thank you for posting all this. I am very new to Zwift and am perhaps behind the surge of people setting up venues thanks to covid. I'm impressed so far, but still have several weeks of my 30 day...
01-17-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Zoxe

I was never a fan user until we started using the...

I was never a fan user until we started using the spin bikes at the gym between classes in the off season. I'm not a heavy sweater but at the point where the sweat is running into my eyes or I'm...
12-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Zoxe

No riding today, but finished a simple...

No riding today, but finished a simple bridge/deck over some gnarly field rocks that form a stream bed that cuts across our property. There's rarely running water in the bed, but a few springs seep...
12-06-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Zoxe

Aha, I gotcha now. The reason I asked was...

Aha, I gotcha now.

The reason I asked was that if you hop through everyone's 2021 offerings, the number of new bikes equipped with a triple is going to be very very limited, and may or may not...
12-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Zoxe

The TI bike was definitely a stretch and any...

The TI bike was definitely a stretch and any reasonable person would say that it's overkill for the kind of riding that I intend to do. :rolleyes: As you say, there's an aspect of this that is...
12-06-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Zoxe

Is a triple a "must have" for the new bike? I'm...

Is a triple a "must have" for the new bike? I'm sure you're seeing that that's not where the industry has gone in the past 5 years or so. (I love my triple, btw).
12-05-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Zoxe

Yesterday I took the day off work (a rarity for...

Yesterday I took the day off work (a rarity for me) and worked on the trails a bit between trips to the vet (routine stuff, yay cats).

Today I got out and rode the trails. Freaked the neighbor's...
11-29-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Zoxe

Another vote for the Shimano dual sided. My...

Another vote for the Shimano dual sided. My first set of clipless was a Shimano PD-M324, which are now 11-12 years old and still in good shape. These are heavier than the A530s listed above, but...
11-28-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 44,172
Posted By Zoxe

Grabbed the FSU and the Cross Check for another...

Grabbed the FSU and the Cross Check for another set of pictures now that the sun was out!

2013 Surly Cross Check. Worked with a local shop to build it from the frame up. 10 speed 105 components,...
11-28-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Zoxe

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20201128_115737_9252efb97e77eb899d55c0a3fb6f10d9ebe0fe90.jpg

Had other chores to do outside, so no riding, but it was nice and sunny...
11-27-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Zoxe

Perhaps! Will need to find my lungs and legs...

Perhaps! Will need to find my lungs and legs again before we get too serious. We also have some nice trails just a few miles from the house.

Was able to get outside yesterday, make some...
11-26-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 44,172
Posted By Zoxe

Thank you! I'm quite smitten with her at the...

Thank you! I'm quite smitten with her at the moment.

The only other mountain bike I've had was an X-mart goliath circa 1995, and the last bike that I bought was a Surly Cross Check in 2013 (rim...
11-26-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Zoxe

Back in the Saddle

I'm not even sure where to start.
I guess it's here: At long last, I'm back in the saddle. Or at least I think I could be. I'm in that weird state of wanting to be all-in and enthusiastic while...
11-25-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,509
Views: 2,421,322
Posted By Zoxe

So much time has gone by that I feel like a...

So much time has gone by that I feel like a reintroduction is in order! I typed the above text at the start of my journey back in 2008.

I lost weight naturally between 2008 and started 2013 at...
11-25-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By Zoxe

Very cool!

Very cool!
11-25-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 44,172
Posted By Zoxe

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20201125_161902_95e47b074a695a913a84c09821bc6591b56a4d7f.jpg...
11-15-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,509
Views: 2,421,322
Posted By Zoxe

Welcome Chad! Thank you for your service; come...

Welcome Chad! Thank you for your service; come home safe!
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By Zoxe

For a historical perspective, check out the book...

For a historical perspective, check out the book "A Home in the Woods: Pioneer Life in Indiana." It's a short but fascinating read about family life for those living in central Indiana in the 1820s...
01-26-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,647
Posted By Zoxe

My toughest ride was the Bike Segment of the MI...

My toughest ride was the Bike Segment of the MI Titanium half iron distance triathlon course back in 2013. I was signed up for the Aquabike - swim/bike only (no run). Started the morning by...
01-26-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,769
Posted By Zoxe

I am still riding my Bianchi Imola. It's a 2009...

I am still riding my Bianchi Imola. It's a 2009 model that I bought during the end of season clearance. I've swapped wheelset, seat, etc. and had a professional fit done season before last and it's...
01-16-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,396
Posted By Zoxe

I'd love to see a pic of the rest of the bike. :)...

I'd love to see a pic of the rest of the bike. :) It seems that Selle SMP cycles and steel framed Bianchis go together.

Here's an older (2013) pic of my Imola, with an SMP Plus installed. The...
01-16-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Zoxe

I was about to write a post about the first 2wks...

I was about to write a post about the first 2wks of the year, and still may I guess, but will also reply here.

I earned my Clyde Emeritus certificate from Tom Stormcrowe in mid-2013 and managed to...
06-04-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By Zoxe

TdC Indy was a rainy affair, but I successfully...

TdC Indy was a rainy affair, but I successfully put in my first Imperial Century at 101 miles and change.

For those that don't know about the ride, the Indianapolis version is held at the...
06-01-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By Zoxe

Early Monday AM, I was out for a 20 mile out and...

Early Monday AM, I was out for a 20 mile out and back route, and was approaching the small town that is my turnaround. As I'm reaching the first houses, a squirrel the size of a small SUV rus out,...
05-30-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By Zoxe

Congrats Fldaves -- sounds like a good ride. ...

Congrats Fldaves -- sounds like a good ride.

The Indy TdC is now a few days away. Weather is holding so far (it's Indiana, it will change 7 times in the next 4 days!). We've been to the track...
04-21-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By Zoxe

Longer rides for Indy TdC have been intermittent...

Longer rides for Indy TdC have been intermittent due to the unexpected return of winter here in the midwest. However, overall I think I'm in good position to put down a decent effort and hopefully...
04-21-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By Zoxe

You'll probably find that this is a contentious...

You'll probably find that this is a contentious topic, and there are a few other threads on the same topic that devolved quickly.

But here's me:
I lost my first 50 lbs by cutting down on...
03-14-16, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Zoxe

No, not special tires. I would ride whatever...

No, not special tires. I would ride whatever comes on your bike until they wont hold air. There are commuter tires with anti-puncture liners, but that's more about where you ride than what you...
03-13-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By Zoxe

Outstanding. :) The weather here has...

Outstanding. :)

The weather here has finally broken, so this weekend was my first 'long' training ride in prep for TdC in early June.
03-12-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Zoxe

First, welcome to C&A! There are MANY ways...

First, welcome to C&A!

There are MANY ways you could approach this. Oddjob2's advice of finding a good, used mountain bike and installing slicks is good advice. There's a shop near me that has a...
03-12-16, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,440
Posted By Zoxe

It is difficult to untangle my weight loss from...

It is difficult to untangle my weight loss from other gains I've made over time. For example, during the same year that I lost 40 lbs, I intentionally worked on biking longer distances. Did my...
03-08-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By Zoxe

Good luck at Lake Nona, and be sure to come back...

Good luck at Lake Nona, and be sure to come back with a ride report. :)
02-23-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By Zoxe

I have become a Twin6 convert over the past...

I have become a Twin6 convert over the past couple of seasons. Their Standard Bib is available up to 3X. I bought 2 pair during one of their big end of season progressive sales. Thermal knickers...
02-01-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,421
Posted By Zoxe

I ride in the spin room at the gym when there's...

I ride in the spin room at the gym when there's no classes going. It helps keep me motivated if I stay on a particular schedule and I'm less inclined to skip a ride if it's a "gym day" and I stop on...
01-07-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By Zoxe

Hey 10 Wheels! After a couple year hiatus,...

Hey 10 Wheels!

After a couple year hiatus, the calendars are aligning and may let us do TdC Indy this year. I haven't signed up yet, but hope to commit the date and remedy the sign up soon.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-23-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By Zoxe

You have no doubt come to Indy and gone. How did...

You have no doubt come to Indy and gone. How did it go?

I live on the far (far) east side, but have a couple of coworkers on the (far) south side; they tend to do some of the CIBA weeknight group...
03-23-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,167
Posted By Zoxe

Best wishes and condolences from me and Mrs. Zoxe...

Best wishes and condolences from me and Mrs. Zoxe to the family.

Mrs. Zoxe and I met Tom while on his TdC Indianapolis team a few years ago. At the time, we were just getting started with biking...
03-06-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Zoxe

This is my little routine. It's not based on...

This is my little routine. It's not based on science, but more around superstition. :)

For a Saturday race, I will do a shakedown ride on Thursday night. For a shakedown ride, I'm going to go...
Forum: Triathlon
02-21-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,157
Posted By Zoxe

Mine too. Mine is the blue one. The pattern is...

Mine too. Mine is the blue one. The pattern is pretty popular. We end up with a lot of pictures of random guys in blue zoot suits on my dad's telephoto lense when he comes to take pics for us. :)
02-12-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,687
Posted By Zoxe

I have posted my background elsewhere in much...

I have posted my background elsewhere in much more detail, but my inspiration has come in a few forms.

- The initial kick in the pants was a 2008 photo at my brother's wedding. I got the wedding...
01-10-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,938
Posted By Zoxe

Cool, I didn't know Warsaw had one. Will look it...

Cool, I didn't know Warsaw had one. Will look it up. I grew up in Plymouth. That's like next door. :)

We're signed up for Muncie again in June. Muncie is very competitive (lots of clubs and...
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