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02-10-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,546
Posted By mcmoose

Probably not exactly what you're thinking of, but...

Probably not exactly what you're thinking of, but UC-Santa Barbara has an interesting network of bike paths: some mix bikes and cars, some mix bikes and pedestrians, and some are bike only. There...
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By mcmoose

Tigat, congrats on your beautiful new Bandit......

Tigat, congrats on your beautiful new Bandit... ride it 'til the wheels fall off!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By mcmoose

If you really want to buy now and you like the...

If you really want to buy now and you like the fit of your current aluminum bike, you could look for a carbon bike with a geometry that matched your current ride. Good luck!
01-11-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By mcmoose

I second Trojan Horse's suggestions. Trek calls...

I second Trojan Horse's suggestions. Trek calls their FX step-through frames "Stagger." I ended up with one on my FX 7.3 because the dealer was selling it at a good discount... stagger frames are...
01-11-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,215
Posted By mcmoose

Trek's hybrids are their FX 7.X series. I started...

Trek's hybrids are their FX 7.X series. I started out with a 7.3 (which I still have) before migrating to road bikes. Hybrids are great. I think of mine as a quarter horse, and my road bikes as...
Forum: Introductions
09-21-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By mcmoose

Okay, so the problem is you have too little...

Okay, so the problem is you have too little space, not too many bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,775
Posted By mcmoose

Another (very cheap) storage option I've used: if...

Another (very cheap) storage option I've used: if you don't need a second water bottle for the ride, you can use that cage to hold a tennis-ball can (with a lid).
Forum: Introductions
09-08-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By mcmoose

If you've gotten this far on your Zurich, you...

If you've gotten this far on your Zurich, you might want/need to go a few more miles... now is a somewhat challenging time for bike buying. On the other hand, this gang is ALWAYS happy to offer...
Forum: Introductions
09-08-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By mcmoose

This could be the start of something great......

This could be the start of something great... keep pedaling!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,646
Posted By mcmoose

If one of the reasons you're considering an...

If one of the reasons you're considering an Endurance bike is back comfort, it might be worth considering a carbon frame. I'm an older rider with lower-back "issues", and my happiness with my...
08-09-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,515
Posted By mcmoose

Lots of good advice here... I especially second...

Lots of good advice here... I especially second the advice to measure the width of your sit bones and find a saddle appropriately sized. Bike shops used to have devices to do this measurement, but...
09-27-17, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By mcmoose

"I guess starting to ride seriously at 54 years...

"I guess starting to ride seriously at 54 years old is better than never doing it at all."

Absolutely! And good on you for helping out a friend. Now... Go, dog, go!!
09-03-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,243
Posted By mcmoose

Well done, you!!!

Well done, you!!!
08-16-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,243
Posted By mcmoose

It's great that the ride provides 63 and 70 mile...

It's great that the ride provides 63 and 70 mile options (although I would prefer to see the "bailout" a bit further from the 63-mile marker... maybe around 80).

My experience with long rides is...
08-11-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,520
Posted By mcmoose

Yes, pics of your new sweetheart, please... and...

Yes, pics of your new sweetheart, please... and ride it like you stole it!
08-03-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,520
Posted By mcmoose

Well, based on my experience... After getting...

Well, based on my experience...
After getting back to riding on a Fitness Hybrid, I (like you) wanted to move to a road bike. So I bought an aluminum bike with a carbon fork and a Sora group set. ...
07-27-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,734
Posted By mcmoose

What works as a great bike saddle varies a lot...

What works as a great bike saddle varies a lot from person to person. Sadly, most saddles that come stock on bikes are great for nobody!

I suggest you get used to your bike for a month or so...
07-23-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,734
Posted By mcmoose

I love my FX 3 (Trek used to call them 7.3). I...

I love my FX 3 (Trek used to call them 7.3). I consider it my quarter horse (while my road bikes are my thoroughbreds). It's been a wonderful, faithful steed.

Go ride it like you stole it! Have...
07-21-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,734
Posted By mcmoose

Oh, go back to the shop and slap that sales guy...

Oh, go back to the shop and slap that sales guy silly! What a jerk.

Okay, bikes technically have weight limits, and many of them list 300 lbs for bike + rider (and anything else you carry). But...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,383
Posted By mcmoose

Well, its frame stack is a bit short (591), but...

Well, its frame stack is a bit short (591), but otherwise Trek's Domane Women's models (56 cm frame) might suit you.

Good hunting!
07-14-17, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By mcmoose

You're gonna love it! Have fun!

You're gonna love it! Have fun!
07-09-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By mcmoose

If you're working with your local Trek dealer,...

If you're working with your local Trek dealer, they should be able and willing to help you get the proper fit for a Crossfit. Personally, I would take a slightly small frame over a slightly large...
07-08-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,518
Posted By mcmoose

All kidding aside, TimothyH is right. Half-clips...

All kidding aside, TimothyH is right. Half-clips will get you, well, half way there. And if there's an REI near you, you can save $2:
...
07-02-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By mcmoose

Yes, the Trek FX series has a lot of happy...

Yes, the Trek FX series has a lot of happy customers, but the other manufacturers make excellent hybrids as well.

I would suggest that although you say you want a "comfortable hybrid," you...
06-17-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By mcmoose

I started riding again in my mid-50s. I was...

I started riding again in my mid-50s. I was building my mileage up at an okay rate, but when I got up to about 18 miles, I couldn't imagine riding much further than that.

Then I started riding...
06-05-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By mcmoose

I'm not sure which Silque model you're...

I'm not sure which Silque model you're considering, but I LOVE my 2016 Silque S (it's has the 105 group set... I think the current equivalent model would be the Silque S 5). I upgraded from a Lexa...
05-20-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By mcmoose

It's a wonderful weekend! Amy does a terrific...

It's a wonderful weekend! Amy does a terrific job of organizing the ride, and WOU is a great place to stage it. I've done it the past two years now. One thing that's very nice is the wide variety...
04-24-17, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By mcmoose

I don't know a lot about touring bikes. Among...

I don't know a lot about touring bikes. Among the road bikes, the Trek Domane series and the Specialized Roubaix are considered very comfortable endurance bikes. Both can accommodate 28 mm tires. ...
04-23-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,161
Posted By mcmoose

I think what folks are telling you is that pretty...

I think what folks are telling you is that pretty much all the major bike manufacturers (Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannonade, etc.) offer Endurance and Touring bikes that should offer comfortable,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-17, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By mcmoose

Next time, tell them you get a lot of flats...

Next time, tell them you get a lot of flats because the air in your tires can't keep up with you.
04-05-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By mcmoose

Here's my two cents for meeting your admirable...

Here's my two cents for meeting your admirable goal.

You see the event route's elevation map between miles 28 and 85? You need to find terrain similar to that to train on... at least two rides a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By mcmoose

If you can afford it, keep the Specialized for...

If you can afford it, keep the Specialized for the family rides and buy the Trek for your solo rides.

You really don't want to put a bike front seat on the Trek (not sure I'd want that for a...
11-27-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By mcmoose

Have you determined your new bike's gender? If...

Have you determined your new bike's gender? If female, perhaps "Bethany" in honor of Bethany Hamilton; if male, perhaps "Abbott" in honor of Jim Abbott.

I considered The Fugitive, but you're...
11-22-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,378
Posted By mcmoose

Hey, cj19, Here's my two cents... others...

Hey, cj19,

Here's my two cents... others will offer four or eight cents.

If your back (especially lower back) is in good shape, you're better off going with an aluminum frame/carbon fork and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By mcmoose

Hi LC, I'm not familiar with Devinci bikes,...

Hi LC,

I'm not familiar with Devinci bikes, but it sounds like their SL 2 will give you a better group set than the Lexa S. Also, the stock tires and saddle on the Lexa S are nothing to write...
01-28-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,470
Posted By mcmoose

My only question about your methodology is...

My only question about your methodology is whether you're starting the segment from a dead stop and/or ending it with a stop. If so, your average speed may overly weight each bike's...
01-26-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,116
Posted By mcmoose

McCann's Quick & Easy Steel Cut... takes 5...

McCann's Quick & Easy Steel Cut... takes 5 minutes. Add almonds, cashews, brown sugar and cinnamon. Fruit and latte on the side. Yum.
12-06-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,203
Posted By mcmoose

Oh, I see what you did there... the road to hell...

Oh, I see what you did there... the road to hell being paved with them and all.

Well played, sir!
12-06-15, 02:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,203
Posted By mcmoose

I'm with cale... I'm taking mine with me. I hear...

I'm with cale... I'm taking mine with me. I hear the roads in heaven are, well, you know...

And I ain't planning on riding the highway to hell.
Forum: Introductions
12-04-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By mcmoose

Welcome, JunieMoon! In addition to the above...

Welcome, JunieMoon! In addition to the above suggestions to check out other forums, I found riding with groups highly motivating, both in terms of riding regularly and riding farther. When I lived...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By mcmoose

As jimc101 suggests, put Swissstop or Kool Stop...

As jimc101 suggests, put Swissstop or Kool Stop pads on the Sora brakes and they'll work fine.
11-28-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,048
Posted By mcmoose

Yes to all of the above. When I started wearing...

Yes to all of the above. When I started wearing bike shoes, I made the mistake of tightening them up snug (hey, it works for tennis... don't want to jam your toes). Anyway, lesson learned... a...
11-12-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,601
Posted By mcmoose

I attended my first ever spin class yesterday. ...

I attended my first ever spin class yesterday. Yes, the music was crazy loud -- so loud that the instructor's miked voice was turned up so loud that it was distorted. (I was reminded of the line in...
11-06-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,016
Posted By mcmoose

P.S. The Neko Women's is pretty much the Women...

P.S. The Neko Women's is pretty much the Women Specific Design (WSD) version of the DS. You might check that model out, but I think I recall in another post you said you had shorter legs and longer...
11-06-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,016
Posted By mcmoose

I have a Trek hybrid (7.3 WSD) and road bike...

I have a Trek hybrid (7.3 WSD) and road bike (Lexa XLS). I agree with oldnslow2 that Trek's DS line sounds best suited to the kind of riding you want to do.

And while proximity shouldn't be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By mcmoose

If there's a strong wind, there's a real...

If there's a strong wind, there's a real advantage to joining a group and taking turns at the front.

Have fun!
11-02-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By mcmoose

Many of the Clydes seem happy with AeroTechDesign...

Many of the Clydes seem happy with AeroTechDesign jerseys. And, yes, you want a club fit.

Good hunting!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,982
Posted By mcmoose

Ride it like you stole it! (Can you say that to...

Ride it like you stole it! (Can you say that to a cop?)

And post pics!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,600
Posted By mcmoose

Rather than go for a road bike at this point, you...

Rather than go for a road bike at this point, you might consider going with a fitness hybrid. That would give you a triple (probably 48-36-26) in front and something like a range of 11-32 in back. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By mcmoose

According to Wheel and Heel, "These shoes accept...

According to Wheel and Heel, "These shoes accept cleats with the SPD-R, SPD, and Look bolt patterns." In other words, they were designed to accommodate several popular cleat styles... right now, the...
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