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08-11-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,781
Posted By bakes1

He has no original ideas? Are you a...

He has no original ideas?
Are you a psychiatrist or more specifically his psychiatrist? Or maybe his biographer?
Very weird thing to say either way bud
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,079
Posted By bakes1

Pretty sure the concept was simple and clear. ...

Pretty sure the concept was simple and clear.
Equal bikes/equipment to try to provide a truer test for riders.
The fact that it may or may not be profitable is quite irrelevant unless that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By bakes1

You pegged me well :) I am only in the drops on...

You pegged me well :)
I am only in the drops on longer descents and occasionally pushing on long flats.
My average ride has crept up to around 25 miles and i did 36 a couple days ago riding hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By bakes1

That's not it in my case. I have put a couple...

That's not it in my case.
I have put a couple thousand miles on my bike and it is still like new but lately i just feel like I want to get lower but am not going to regularly ride in the drops....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By bakes1

Huh? Some advise testing bikes others advise...

Huh?
Some advise testing bikes others advise tweaking and/or more info.
Why do you think I am ignoring anyone?
But I think I catch your drift and yeah, my OP was kind of more geared towards a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By bakes1

Haha. Much deserved cf/upgrade teasing. I...

Haha.
Much deserved cf/upgrade teasing.
I am riding it as it came out of the box btw.
I toyed with the idea of a more aggressive frame when I bought it but as I hadn't ridden in years and was a...
08-11-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,118
Posted By bakes1

One of the hottest hitchhiker/groupies ever!

One of the hottest hitchhiker/groupies ever!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,110
Posted By bakes1

Geometry and riding style advice

I have been riding a Specialized Secteur for about a year and a half.
I bought it new and had it fitted and I am comfortable riding it but the more I ride it the more I get the feeling that I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,659
Posted By bakes1

My personal stalker strikes again :) I never...

My personal stalker strikes again :)
I never tried to personally justify anything btw. Quite the opposite in fact. You have comprehension issues methinks.
Either way I find it quite ironic that...
08-10-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By bakes1

I hear ya. The heat and humidity usually don't...

I hear ya.
The heat and humidity usually don't bother me too much though.
I was pushing hard on that ride(17.8 mph average)and as usual didn't bring water on the ride.
Not something I suggest...
08-10-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,781
Posted By bakes1

The fact that he was a cyclist would be...

The fact that he was a cyclist would be irrelevant to a normal person.
08-09-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,118
Posted By bakes1

Breaking Away was good but I agree that it was...

Breaking Away was good but I agree that it was pretty hokey and fake.
For the real deal nothing beats American Flyers.
Realistic, gritty and full of Rae Dawn Chongness.
08-09-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,781
Posted By bakes1

Let us not forget that she also stated that she...

Let us not forget that she also stated that she 'could not comprehend' it and was 'in shock'
Assaulted, in shock and not comprehending yet she was taking pics of him and chasing him? Pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,659
Posted By bakes1

I stand corrected. A wall of text has made me...

I stand corrected.
A wall of text has made me see the light.
High end cf bikes don't make you faster but they do grant you freedom.
And anyone who does not agree with this should be living in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,659
Posted By bakes1

Not using an exotic sports car to its potential...

Not using an exotic sports car to its potential can also be foolish so not sure why you keep comparing the two?
Do you honestly believe that most recreational riders spending huge money on high end...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,659
Posted By bakes1

Well... What about the hidden motors currently...

Well...
What about the hidden motors currently in most pro teams bikes?
How do these factor in...
08-09-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By bakes1

Well done. I am 51 and did 36 miles today and...

Well done. I am 51 and did 36 miles today and didn't have much more left in the tank.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,659
Posted By bakes1

There is of course nothing wrong with owning nice...

There is of course nothing wrong with owning nice things.
Even if it is simply for the sake of owning the best or as close to the best as you can afford. It's all good.
It's the people that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,491
Posted By bakes1

Nice bike, cool bag. The only way you could...

Nice bike, cool bag.
The only way you could have offended the spandys even more though would have been by taking the pic from the non drivetrain side or not having matching bar tape.
The horror...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,560
Posted By bakes1

^^^ This

^^^
This
08-08-16, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By bakes1

Can never have too many pairs of shoes of any...

Can never have too many pairs of shoes of any type. Ask any lady...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,160
Posted By bakes1

I like grolby. He makes sense.

I like grolby.
He makes sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,160
Posted By bakes1

Your 12 year old child can do a 4 mile loop at...

Your 12 year old child can do a 4 mile loop at 18.5 mph?
Even being pulled that is very impressive imo
08-08-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,898
Posted By bakes1

Not sure what you are not understanding Lazyass...

Not sure what you are not understanding Lazyass but in the OP's own words he brought the bike to his LBS.
Why did he do that?
How do you know he had no intention of having them do the labor?
He...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,160
Posted By bakes1

My very own personal stalker. Sweet! I hope...

My very own personal stalker. Sweet!
I hope your are averaging over 19mph if you want to slow down and catch me bro.
And I certainly hope that with all the equipment you referenced you are topping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,160
Posted By bakes1

I mostly agree with OP. Too many people...

I mostly agree with OP.
Too many people overthink everything they do and cycling just happens to bring out the worst of it imo. Although fitness/working out in general is a ridiculous cesspool of...
08-07-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 19,231
Posted By bakes1

Camilo; you described cycling with in-ear phones...

Camilo; you described cycling with in-ear phones as "perfectly safe"
Please define perfectly safe for me.
Because if they are "perfectly safe" why did you go on to say in a later post that there...
08-07-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By bakes1

The entite city of New York is targeting...

The entite city of New York is targeting cyclists?
Along with the NYPD?
*medication time...
08-07-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,781
Posted By bakes1

Seriously. And what is so hard to comprehend...

Seriously.
And what is so hard to comprehend about being slapped in the ass?
Freaking drama
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,207
Posted By bakes1

That's the best you can come up with? ...

That's the best you can come up with?
Contributing nothing new to the topic I might add.
Your painting analogy was absolutely ridiculous and you got called out on it.
Ouch.
If there was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,207
Posted By bakes1

Hey DaveWC; did you even read the OP? OP...

Hey DaveWC; did you even read the OP?
OP clearly states that price is a factor and that he doesn't want to sacrifice handling for weight either so the thread is quite obviously not just about 1.6lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,207
Posted By bakes1

I have a mint 1975 Motobecane Le Champion steel...

I have a mint 1975 Motobecane Le Champion steel road bike and a one year old Specialized Secteur aluminum road bike in my garage.
I ride them both and the only advancement I care about on the newer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,207
Posted By bakes1

It is quite comical imo that recreational riding...

It is quite comical imo that recreational riding weight weenies actually believe their obsession is what has been driving advancements in the bicycle industry for the past 40 years. Complete with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,054
Posted By bakes1

Not washing your shorts after every ride is just...

Not washing your shorts after every ride is just plain disgusting imo.
Regardless of what you may or may not be wearing underneath.
08-07-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,781
Posted By bakes1

The hate continues

The hate continues
08-07-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,278
Posted By bakes1

cyccommute clearly didn't understand the title of...

cyccommute clearly didn't understand the title of the OP and/or just can't help himself.
'Reflectors do work'
not
'Reflectors do work better than _ _ _ _ _'
Reflectors and dork discs are a very...
08-07-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,898
Posted By bakes1

Dreamers? Nobody is saying you should blindly...

Dreamers?
Nobody is saying you should blindly support anyone.
Just use some common sense.
As was stated earlier, if you can't or won't fix your car you bring it to a local shop and pay their...
08-06-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,898
Posted By bakes1

No offense but why did you go to your LBS in the...

No offense but why did you go to your LBS in the first place?
If you have the expertise and tools to do the job yourself what were you doing there?
Especially since even after going there you felt...
08-06-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,598
Posted By bakes1

Average speed should be calculated from the time...

Average speed should be calculated from the time you start pedaling at the start of your ride until you stop pedaling at the end of your ride. Any stops or cool downs in between simply get factored...
08-06-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By bakes1

Jersey rules! We bike and hike over those...

Jersey rules!
We bike and hike over those barefoot in Jersey
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By bakes1

Tough choice but I definitely wouldn't ride the...

Tough choice but I definitely wouldn't ride the bike again until you figure it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,207
Posted By bakes1

Riiight. Recreational cyclists obsessing over a...

Riiight.
Recreational cyclists obsessing over a few grams(weight weenies)have been the driving force behind the advancement of bicycle technology.
It has had nothing to do with professional...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,207
Posted By bakes1

Are there any weight weenies that are actually...

Are there any weight weenies that are actually grown adults?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,810
Posted By bakes1

As has already been noted, not sure how you can...

As has already been noted, not sure how you can be a strong climber yet not be able to pedal on the flats.
Something must be lost in translation and therein lies the answer.
And I am guessing ...
08-06-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,222
Posted By bakes1

6%

6%
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 05:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,360
Posted By bakes1

I wish I could get my 40 year old steel...

I wish I could get my 40 year old steel Motobecane to shimmy even a tiny bit on descents.
I love that living on the edge feeling.
I guess that's what I deserve though for not tinkering with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 05:09 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,986
Posted By bakes1

I was not referring to cf's asplosable tendencies...

I was not referring to cf's asplosable tendencies when I referenced two years.
My timeframe reference was more of a nod towards the folks who are susceptible to marketing hype and need to have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,986
Posted By bakes1

If you putz around going 13mph with your wife but...

If you putz around going 13mph with your wife but want to go 13.1mph instead and feel 'snappy' while climbing a hill pay thousands more and buy a new cf bike every two years.
08-03-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,065
Posted By bakes1

"I Think my LBS is Doing Something Really Shady" ...

"I Think my LBS is Doing Something Really Shady"

That is the accusation Paul Barnard. What part of the word accusation do you not understand?

That is the title of the thread. Argue semantics...
08-03-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,065
Posted By bakes1

100% wrong rekmeyata. The post you referred to...

100% wrong rekmeyata.
The post you referred to explicitly referenced the OP's thread title
That most certainly does not contain a question mark. And it was most certainly accusatory and...
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