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03-26-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By tigat

Thanks, John.

Thanks, John.
12-25-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By tigat

Bike is fine -phew!

Bike is fine -phew!
12-18-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By tigat

Second Update: By the end of week 1, I was back...

Second Update: By the end of week 1, I was back out riding - both gravel and road - or on the trainer almost daily. Two weeks ago, about five weeks in, my range of motion in my left leg, which had...
11-08-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By tigat

Thanks for all the well wishes. Short...

Thanks for all the well wishes.

Short update. Felt much better by Friday, and by Saturday I had ditched the crutch and was handling stairs and a 2 mile walk.

Then came my COVID booster,...
11-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By tigat

Irregular shape, 3 to 4 inch diameter.

Irregular shape, 3 to 4 inch diameter.
11-06-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By tigat

Thx. This crash is tilting me toward more gravel...

Thx. This crash is tilting me toward more gravel riding. There, you are expecting rocks and bounces.
11-04-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By tigat

One of those things that just happen

Somehow a lone cobblestone found its way onto the paved MUT I have ridden 1000 times. Commuting home from work in the late afternoon shadows, I was clever enough to find it and clear it from the...
09-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,844
Posted By tigat

We did a 7 day tour for our 30th anniversary with...

We did a 7 day tour for our 30th anniversary with Cycle Holidays Ireland - local owner operator. Great food, smart, backroads routing, unbelievable scenery, history lessons from locals, pub nights...
08-31-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By tigat

Frank: I think your post resonated right away...

Frank: I think your post resonated right away with some and for others it will always be a mystery. I lost an arm at 17. In an almost linear fashion, it led me to coaching adaptive athletics in the...
08-05-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

Thanks. There was only about 20 miles of pretty...

Thanks. There was only about 20 miles of pretty tame gravel on the route, some of it on a detour along the La Crosse River Trail (picture approaching the bridge). I went with tubeless 32s on my...
08-04-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

Here are a few. ...

Here are a few.

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08-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

2021 Ride Across Wisconsin

I was one of the riders in the first Ride Across Wisconsin in 2015, and rode it for the following three years. At the time, I was riding 10,000 miles per year, and by the time the RAW came about in...
07-01-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,528
Posted By tigat

The live feed didn't show the crash, but did show...

The live feed didn't show the crash, but did show both knees bloody as he was on course.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,167
Posted By tigat

OP: Late to the dance and a sample of one, so...

OP: Late to the dance and a sample of one, so take it with a grain of salt. I've had three Domanes, one from each generation, all with di2 and the highest end wheels and pieces Bontrager makes. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,302
Posted By tigat

He would if his name is Tom Schuler :) I've seen...

He would if his name is Tom Schuler :) I've seen him do it many times.
06-02-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 361,920
Posted By tigat

From today's 35 miler (2600 ft. of climbing) in...

From today's 35 miler (2600 ft. of climbing) in and around Castlewood Canyon in Douglas County, Colorado.
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05-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By tigat

Bite Off More Than I Can Chew Update

About a year ago, I started a thread on my decision to sign up for a brand new event, the CO2UT Desert Gravel ride that started in Colorado, ventured into Utah and came back again, all on winding...
05-05-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By tigat

I have a Transit four bike rack that is...

I have a Transit four bike rack that is similar/identical to the Home Depot rack - less than $200 on sale at Performance Bike 8 years ago. It has carried carbon framed bikes on more than thirty...
04-28-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By tigat

All - very grateful for the posts, which were...

All - very grateful for the posts, which were uniformly insightful and well intended, so no quibbling please. Cubewheel's comment pretty much nailed it - first hard effort in the drops had the longer...
04-13-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,264
Posted By tigat

The bikes are much easier to count than cars. ...

The bikes are much easier to count than cars.

I've owned 9 bikes in the last 46 years - one in college, no idea what happened to it - probably parked it at a friend's house and forgot where I left...
03-20-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,713
Posted By tigat

Old road bike - the Bianchi - lives on the...

Old road bike - the Bianchi - lives on the trainer. I use the same pedal system on every bike - SPD SL - and whatever shoe I'm riding at the time. Saddle is the same. Fit on the trainer is pretty...
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By tigat

Sorg: Chris' accomplishment was awesome and I'm...

Sorg: Chris' accomplishment was awesome and I'm delighted to hear he is still chasing that extra 1%/day.

My 26 year old daughter also has Down syndrome. She is an accomplished alpine ski racer and...
01-26-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By tigat

Thx Jppe. Me too. I don't do any core...

Thx Jppe. Me too.

I don't do any core specific work, although much of my time on the trainer (about 7 hours a week these days) I'm down in the drop or puppy paw off the front. Other than that, 47...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By tigat

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both...

1. Shifting: the brake lever on the di2 has both an up and a down button or paddle as standard issue. In synchronized mode in the big ring, downshifting runs the rear derailleur up the cassette to...
01-25-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By tigat

John: 1. Left lever is there for symmetry -...

John:

1. Left lever is there for symmetry - looks - and when I loan the bike to my son.

2. There are some pretty cool prosthetics like what you described but they are of limited use to me given...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By tigat

Bandit New Brake

For those of you who may not have been following my earlier posts on this topic, the pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane nick-named the Bandit, a project that Trek...
01-25-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By tigat

Bandit finished

For those of you who may not have been following my earlier posts on this topic, the pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane nick-named the Bandit, a project that Trek...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,742
Posted By tigat

Finished

The pictures below represent a single hand control system on a Trek Domane, a project that Trek started for me, a one-handed rider, some years ago.

Some great bikes resulted, but one of the...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,742
Posted By tigat

Stay Tuned

I haven't posted here for a bit - probably since the latest one-handed wonder from Trek was finished a few years ago.

y way of background, I am a one-armed rider that Trek has helped out by...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,805
Posted By tigat

This to me is all that counts. FWIW - the Domane...

This to me is all that counts. FWIW - the Domane and the Madone share the same rear decoupler, so the comfort over the long haul should be there as long as you can dial in the fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By tigat

It happens to all of us from time to time. It is...

It happens to all of us from time to time. It is good reason to remember we're not getting paid for this, and letting that inform our choices. Sounds like you chose wisely:)

Here's to tomorrow!
12-01-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By tigat

Thx, jppe. I'm leaning toward very much...

Thx, jppe.

I'm leaning toward very much toward doing a gravel specific bike. The Domane fits a 40mm gravel tire as it sits, but the Dura Ace group set has me on a 50 - 34 crank and 11 - 30...
11-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By tigat

What was I waiting for?

As a one-handed rider, my success rate in doing an on the road flat repair is at best 75% when I'm out alone, and I may be exaggerating.

This Spring, when I built up a second set of "adventure...
10-17-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,394
Posted By tigat

Sorry to hear it. Crashing on a bike sucks - no...

Sorry to hear it. Crashing on a bike sucks - no other way to describe it

I know from personal experience that a blow to the helmet enough to dent it, even a MIPS, usually results in a recommended...
08-31-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,986
Posted By tigat

In my recent experience - attaching a kid trailer...

In my recent experience - attaching a kid trailer to my 18 lb. road bike - I would not want to lug the extra lbs of a heavier rig around every day. My rides would not only be slower, they would get...
08-27-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,515
Posted By tigat

You are watching the leader boards, I'm guessing...

You are watching the leader boards, I'm guessing you can afford it or you wouldn't be asking, and the new tech is truly smile inspiring. I am having some trouble coming up with a reason not to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,125
Posted By tigat

When the snow is gone and I move off the trainer...

When the snow is gone and I move off the trainer or flatland rides on the warmer days, I found that my first few sustained climbs (2000 ft. plus) every year involved an uncomfortable amount of sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By tigat

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a...

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a response to the cancellation of a number of charity rides my daughter (25 year old woman with Down syndrome), wife and I usually ride. We wanted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By tigat

How much of a difference is a kid trailer?

I just picked up a Burley Bee for my two and a half year old grandson to join on some family (wife and daughter) rides. I went on a test ride this morning (no grandson but a pack with 20 pounds of...
08-13-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,692
Posted By tigat

Thanks John, The same promo was what sucked me...

Thanks John, The same promo was what sucked me in, and looking at the profile, it seemed very similar to the first 100 miles of the Ride Across Wisconsin original route, which I did four times....
07-09-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,583
Posted By tigat

In fairness to the OP, it sounds like he is...

In fairness to the OP, it sounds like he is looking to take advantage of the several decades of development that have resulted in lighter, stiffer, but not bone jarring endurance bikes, and he is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,334
Posted By tigat

Great questions. As someone who has owned and...

Great questions. As someone who has owned and ridden all three generations of Domane frames, seen the weight from the first to the latest gain a pound, and gone from stuffing 32mm tires on the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,584
Posted By tigat

OP: I would pick door number 4 - wait on the next...

OP: I would pick door number 4 - wait on the next version Madone. My new Domane frame, some aero with huge versatility, has been a unexpectedly large jump from the gen 2 it replaced, even though it...
06-27-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,328
Posted By tigat

Similar experience the first time out. I wondered...

Similar experience the first time out. I wondered whether I had made a mistake. A week later, I rode them 180 miles in a day mixed with heat and rain and humidity and they literally disappeared. I...
06-11-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,689
Posted By tigat

Turned out the post was in a place that was less...

Turned out the post was in a place that was less specific to the bike, so I'm copying it below. Warning - it is long and has some very sad moments.

A Canvas Big Enough

This is a story about a...
06-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,328
Posted By tigat

I'm 6', 160 or so. Two pairs medium, 1 large....

I'm 6', 160 or so. Two pairs medium, 1 large. They are not far off the other brands, maybe half a size smaller, but the compression is not so great as to prevent getting them on, and the straps are...
06-06-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,689
Posted By tigat

Agree, it is. I've had it since the first bike...

Agree, it is. I've had it since the first bike Trek built for me 7 years ago. With the synchro mode programming now available, its like having a 1 by. I'm sort of a 1 by myself, so it fits:)
06-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,689
Posted By tigat

Look what my new bike can do

Long story, but last week I finally picked up the rebuilt Bandit, the one-hand adapted bike that Trek made for me, on the latest version Domane SLR frame. In a word, the new Bandit is awesome -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 466,172
Posted By tigat

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

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Door County Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
04-13-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,227
Posted By tigat

I've posted this before, but it's worth...

I've posted this before, but it's worth repeating.


At age 58, five years ago, my max heart rate was 162. I'd pass out over that number. My lactate threshold was 153 or thereabouts, measured in a...
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