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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-17-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Rogerogeroge

A beautiful trail. As previously noted, while...

A beautiful trail. As previously noted, while it's rail-to-trail, if you deviate anywhere off of the trail it's very hilly. From Lewisburg to the trailhead, there's a good two mile (paved) drop. ...
09-17-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Any Bontrager product can be returned within...

Any Bontrager product can be returned within thirty days for any reason.
09-04-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,573
Posted By Rogerogeroge

This yearís Vuelta has more climbing than this...

This yearís Vuelta has more climbing than this yearís Giro and TdF according to NBC Sports Gold announcers.
07-05-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,752
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Greenbrier river trail

No has mentioned the greenbrier river trail, runs from Lewisburg WV to Cass WV, which is a few miles from Snowshoe. 89 miles of rails to trails, good places to stay in Marlinton
06-13-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rogerogeroge

A friend of mine was going almost 40 when an...

A friend of mine was going almost 40 when an oncoming car turned left into him. He survived, and fully recovered within a few months. It's possible, even in a head-on situation.
06-13-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rogerogeroge

And by the way, I trust my judgement in this...

And by the way, I trust my judgement in this matter much more than an insurance adjuster. If I'm in doubt, I'll reach out to others that can answer. Unless we're talking bodily damage with $$$...
06-13-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Getting side-swiped and T-boned are two different...

Getting side-swiped and T-boned are two different things. We need to hear the whole story. Lots of speculation on the internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,131
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Since the weight savings is at the rim (furthest...

Since the weight savings is at the rim (furthest out from the axle), You get the most benefit, but if affects acceleration. If you're not riding your fixie on a velodrome, then how important is...
06-12-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,899
Posted By Rogerogeroge

No, I'm not trolling. As someone else said, if...

No, I'm not trolling. As someone else said, if it didn't happen during the race, then it's not a spoiler. Both examples use an event that happened before the actual stage. I suppose instead of...
06-12-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,899
Posted By Rogerogeroge

IfFroome got busted for child molestation and...

IfFroome got busted for child molestation and immediately kicked out of the Dauphine, would that be a spoiler as well?
06-12-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,285
Posted By Rogerogeroge

OP, you put this in a thread in the Bike...

OP, you put this in a thread in the Bike Mechanics section about bent spokes in your wheel. Were you or the car going 40 mph?

This brings me to my next question. I have an insurance adjuster...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Could be a sign that youi're pushing too high of...

Could be a sign that youi're pushing too high of a gear. What cadence do you typically run on the flats? Should be at least 90.
06-08-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Itís your sweat thatís causing it. Worse than ...

Itís your sweat thatís causing it. Worse than rain.
06-08-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,905
Posted By Rogerogeroge

OP loses points for not specifying that his two...

OP loses points for not specifying that his two crabons are no-name Chinese. Thatís playing Russian Roulette.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,854
Posted By Rogerogeroge

??? Never had that problem. Also, if you have...

??? Never had that problem. Also, if you have the valve pulled all the way in and held by the nut when you begin to pump up a tire from 0 psi, that may keep the bead from seating properly around the...
06-01-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,888
Posted By Rogerogeroge

OP, our stats are close. I'm 55, been married 27...

OP, our stats are close. I'm 55, been married 27 years, the big difference is that I was way into cycling before I met her in 1989. She's not athletic, so getting her involved isn't a choice. At...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-16-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Post a ride report! A couple more bits of...

Post a ride report!

A couple more bits of wisdom -

Regarding the rain, if it is wet, fenders are very nice to have, but not completely necessary. They may not make any difference to you, but...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-15-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Rogerogeroge

It's about a 1,700 ft. climb over 17 miles, so...

It's about a 1,700 ft. climb over 17 miles, so 100 ft per mile is less than 2% grade, and it's very steady. Not steep, but it is harder than riding on flat ground.
05-14-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 26,160
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Earbuds (I presume, but still....) for a bike...

Earbuds (I presume, but still....) for a bike delivery person in an urban area? That's a great idea......
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-14-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I haven't ridden the Creeper in almost a year. I...

I haven't ridden the Creeper in almost a year. I live about 120 miles away and have ridden it almost every year for the past 25 years. Rainfall has never really been an issue with the trail. I've...
04-27-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Bingo. Sometimes it takes less energy to ride at...

Bingo. Sometimes it takes less energy to ride at the front and take your turn in the wind than following the pack.
04-27-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Yep, accelerating out of corners can be another...

Yep, accelerating out of corners can be another paint point, and someone not as good can lose 50 meters at every 90 degree turn. A lot of times the problem is cutting the corner correctly and...
04-27-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If you're getting dropped on the climbs, a good...

If you're getting dropped on the climbs, a good strategy is to hit the bottom of the climbs at the front of the pack. Lots of times you can gradually drift back and be on the back of the pack when...
04-27-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Ride smarter. Figure out who the wise ones are. ...

Ride smarter. Figure out who the wise ones are. Are there young'uns who don't care if they get split a little and can charge right back to the pack? Or they want to chase every little surge from...
04-26-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Me three, I agree!

Me three, I agree!
Forum: Southeast
04-26-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By Rogerogeroge

See if they'll make you a vanity plate. If so,...

See if they'll make you a vanity plate. If so, get one that says 370H55V. Then display the tag upside down.
04-23-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Get tubes that have smooth valve stems instead of...

Get tubes that have smooth valve stems instead of threaded.
03-19-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I would recommend pumping up/making sure you have...

I would recommend pumping up/making sure you have sufficient air pressure in your tires each time you ride.
Forum: Southeast
03-14-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You want gentle hills - some spots 90 minutes...

You want gentle hills - some spots 90 minutes from the coast are pancake flat and wouldn't be what I consider good riding area. (e.g, the further south you go in your range you say to Jax) I would...
Forum: Southeast
03-14-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Oh, and be ready for temperature swings with your...

Oh, and be ready for temperature swings with your clothing. For this time of year, I'd be concerned with temperature drops. It won't get hot that time of year but it could get pretty chilly.
Forum: Southeast
03-14-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Train on hills as much as you can. Find the...

Train on hills as much as you can. Find the longest and steepest hills you can repeat. (But the Mitchell climb isn't that steep) Repeat ad nauseum, until you're doing the equivalent of climbing...
01-19-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Those guys were so much ahead of their time. ...

Those guys were so much ahead of their time. Note that almost all of them had 1x setups.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-14-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I live in East TN and I've done the Creeper at...

I live in East TN and I've done the Creeper at least 20 times. Always out and back from Abingdon for the 66 miles round trip. Except the last two times. First exception friend went down, hit his...
11-05-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,770
Posted By Rogerogeroge

All you need is a bolt, two flat washers and a...

All you need is a bolt, two flat washers and a lock washer. Put the bolt in the NDS cup from the outside with a washer. On the inside of the BB shell, add another flat washer, a lock washer, and...
10-23-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,444
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Enjoying rIdes during the dark and winter is just...

Enjoying rIdes during the dark and winter is just a matter of $. Invest in good clothes and Lights. I could never imagine how much fun MTBing and MUT rides are in the dark. I really donít like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,682,413
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If you're gonna go to the trouble to picture your...

If you're gonna go to the trouble to picture your bike, put that crank exactly at 3:00

And your skewers are at crazy random positions. I prefer both levers to be oriented horizontally back for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,682,413
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Valve stems don't line up with tire labels. ...

Valve stems don't line up with tire labels.

Seatpost collar needs to go on a diet.

Phone/GPS case needs to be black.

Crank lined up at 3:00 position.

Bars need to be rotated up a half a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,033
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I live in the humid Southeast and ride a lot when...

I live in the humid Southeast and ride a lot when it's over 90 outside. I use insulated bottles, add my aero shaped ice from my icemaker and fill the bottles about 3/4 full of water, then freeze...
08-11-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Rogerogeroge

What about a new handlebar stem?

What about a new handlebar stem?
08-03-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Do not install the pads until you've bled the...

Do not install the pads until you've bled the brakes. Use the orange spacer if it's Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,865
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I'm a big believer in running front and rear...

I'm a big believer in running front and rear lights while riding, even in the middle of the day. Makes me feel better when riding into the sun, so I know traffic coming up behind me will see my...
07-26-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,808
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Where I live it doesn't snow much, but we have...

Where I live it doesn't snow much, but we have long steep hills. Hills that are several miles long with sharp switchbacks, or ones with extended pitches over 15 percent grade. Disc brakes are an...
07-26-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By Rogerogeroge

^what he said^ I only have one thirty mile ride...

^what he said^ I only have one thirty mile ride on my new chain. And I found the effort to snap the link into place didn't take too much effort. Don't stomp on the pedal, you want to hear the...
06-22-18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,338
Posted By Rogerogeroge

There's been a 12 hour MTB race (teams of four)...

There's been a 12 hour MTB race (teams of four) in our area for twenty years or so, and I did it twice. But I always wanted to buy a Wally World MTB and have all teammates ride it, and return the...
06-18-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Well, it makes more sense than cutting down a...

Well, it makes more sense than cutting down a tree, printing and shipping a book when you can distribute virtually unlimited number of books electronically.

And to add to the thread subject...
06-18-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,338
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Maybe she bought them to donate to a charity. ...

Maybe she bought them to donate to a charity. Regardless, do you expect her to wheel and deal with five different Craigslist sellers?
06-17-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You didnít say where the ride was happening. This...

You didnít say where the ride was happening. This time of year daytime temps can be very hot in lots of places in the US. If thatís the case, start your rides early in the day so you donít have to...
06-11-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,131
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I agree. Someone who gets that perturbed about...

I agree. Someone who gets that perturbed about someone riding their wheel is probably squirrely. And to the person who says "I follow gravel rules", WTF? What's the purpose in that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rogerogeroge

I've been riding since the early 80s and always...

I've been riding since the early 80s and always learned to work on my own bikes. It's always been ingrained to me that pulling on the cables meant going to a larger ring/larger gear on front and...
06-05-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,657
Posted By Rogerogeroge

You'll have to clean the bike after your initial...

You'll have to clean the bike after your initial ride shoots off shards of wax. And then you'll need to re-lube the chain once you ride in rain.

I used to paraffin my chains decades ago. One...
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