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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

Oh, I know the bike will be, but I'm sure I'll...

Oh, I know the bike will be, but I'm sure I'll draw the disdain of a lot of more skilled riders than me who believe you have to earn such bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

The boys at Whistler will get a good laugh on me...

The boys at Whistler will get a good laugh on me rockin' this... hoping to pick one up this fall. I won't have the legs or the cojones. Double whammy.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,801
Posted By DrPete

Carbon has serious durability issues. Just watch...

Carbon has serious durability issues. Just watch these guys blow up their ENVE wheels.

Video: ENVE M-Series - Pinkbike (http://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-enve-m-series.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

And then there are the people who have the legs...

And then there are the people who have the legs AND can afford the good stuff. But you don't hear about those people on BF because nobody on here would know how to make themselves feel better by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By DrPete

I had one of their tri bikes for a while - the...

I had one of their tri bikes for a while - the E116. Great bike but a little too long and low for me. Otherwise a fantastic ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,463
Posted By DrPete

The Cooper is a nice ride. I've been really happy...

The Cooper is a nice ride. I've been really happy with my R230/Red. I'm a full-on Ti grouch now--haven't even been interested in the carbon frame du jour anymore. It's just pure joy to ride, and made...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6,373
Views: 174,727
Posted By DrPete

Thanks. Just had another checkup and all is well,...

Thanks. Just had another checkup and all is well, so I'm happy. Might have to change my Tri/TT position, though, since I may have some residual double vision when I look upward... Oh well. More bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,373
Views: 174,727
Posted By DrPete

Or you could go for a Garmin Vector, or find a...

Or you could go for a Garmin Vector, or find a crankset that would work with both and go for a Quarq or SRM.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6,373
Views: 174,727
Posted By DrPete

Most PMs hop fairly easily from one bike to...

Most PMs hop fairly easily from one bike to another. Moving my PowerTap between my road and tri bikes is a matter of switching the rear wheel. Sure, it's convenient to have one on every bike to save...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

As for the health benefits, any bike that gets...

As for the health benefits, any bike that gets you excited to go ride the hell out of it will be better for you than any bike that doesn't. If geeking out over CF wunder-bikes and dropping $15K on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

Exactly. There are plenty of people in the world...

Exactly. There are plenty of people in the world who would consider it insane to spend $500 on a bike. The vast majority, in fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

There's comfort in consistency, even if it's...

There's comfort in consistency, even if it's mind-numbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

But I'm comforted by the fact that I can come...

But I'm comforted by the fact that I can come back after disappearing for almost a year and find the same 4 or 5 basic threads on page 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

This is true about any sport/hobby/whatever. ...

This is true about any sport/hobby/whatever.

Equipment doesn't buy you s**t but equipment. Anyone who thinks they can judge anything from a rider but the amount of disposable income they dedicate...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

I don't see many monkeys designing, building,...

I don't see many monkeys designing, building, selling, and warrantying Parlees...

Is my expensive bike "worth it?" Let's see. It rides great, looks good, is reasonably light, quite durable, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 09:45 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

Don't hate expensive bikes. Love that there are...

Don't hate expensive bikes. Love that there are people who enjoy them and that such purchases end up subsidizing the development of all those really nice lower-end bikes. Without the innovators and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6,373
Views: 174,727
Posted By DrPete

If I have to sneeze, I need to blow out through...

If I have to sneeze, I need to blow out through the mouth. No holding it in.

Sorry about the long-term prednisone. I'm down to a tiny dose near the end of my taper and I still hate it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,373
Views: 174,727
Posted By DrPete

I might be cleared for the trainer today. Problem...

I might be cleared for the trainer today. Problem is that it doesn't take much exertion for the face to get flushed, and while things are healing that's swelling that needs to be avoided. And as an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,373
Views: 174,727
Posted By DrPete

4 weeks ago, I had surgery for an orbital blowout...

4 weeks ago, I had surgery for an orbital blowout fracture of my left eye. I was out on the mountain bike and took a pretty minor spill, but after I landed the bike was still spinning through the air...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6,373
Views: 174,727
Posted By DrPete

2 More weeks and I can get back on the bike.......

2 More weeks and I can get back on the bike.... But it was totally worth it. My Lynskey wasn't enough so I went for the Ti eye socket. Take that, weight weenies.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,230
Posted By DrPete

1. Your tires don't have a bunch of holes in them...

1. Your tires don't have a bunch of holes in them to let the water out while they're spinning.

2. Water ON the tire behaves a little differently than water IN the tire for (hopefully) obvious...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,801
Posted By DrPete

I know you have to lay it up properly, but if...

I know you have to lay it up properly, but if they can shave grams I bet they can lay up a more durable frame too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,801
Posted By DrPete

What I don't understand is why the pros don't...

What I don't understand is why the pros don't have heavier versions of their bikes that still make the UCI minimum but are far more durable. The ultralight wunderbikes are useless and usually end up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,636
Posted By DrPete

Riding with an Edge 800 and turn-by-turn...

Riding with an Edge 800 and turn-by-turn absolutely rocks, and you won't hear the audible sucking noise of your phone's battery dying during your ride.

I've used lots of sites to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

Just felt like popping in... I'm out in WA now...

Just felt like popping in... I'm out in WA now and took a spill mountain biking--minor crash, but after I landed my bike hit me in the eye and I had a nice orbital blowout fracture. My Rudy Project...
07-27-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 117,150
Posted By DrPete

Recently transplanted to Gig Harbor, WA, across...

Recently transplanted to Gig Harbor, WA, across the Narrows from Tacoma. The road bike still gets some use out here but I'm learning that this is too much of a mountain biking paradise not to hit the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

The fact that cheap bikes are getting better has...

The fact that cheap bikes are getting better has nothing to do with your argument.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

You forgot the detail of economy of scale, and...

You forgot the detail of economy of scale, and the fact that an S-works bike is not equivalent to a low-end Honda.

What does a high-end Honda that's ready for world-class competition cost? A bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

Yeah, Phil should just cut his salary back until...

Yeah, Phil should just cut his salary back until everyone on BF who wants one can afford his bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,587
Posted By DrPete

It's all still cheaper than a couch-bound death...

It's all still cheaper than a couch-bound death of diabetes and heart disease. And quite a bit more fun. Spend what you want, know that you don't need the expensive stuff to have fun, and go ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-13, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

I'm afraid not...

I'm afraid not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

Have to fill my niche, I suppose... Glad you're...

Have to fill my niche, I suppose... Glad you're on the mend in a big way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

There's a disturbing amount of truth to that....

There's a disturbing amount of truth to that....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

I can't go into the details of why, but no--it's...

I can't go into the details of why, but no--it's really quite safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

Yeah, at that temp the 3L/100oz CamelBak lasts...

Yeah, at that temp the 3L/100oz CamelBak lasts about an hour and a half.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

True--a CX bike would've been an option for sure,...

True--a CX bike would've been an option for sure, but a 29er has been perfect out here...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

Here's a bit of "scenery" from my current corner...

Here's a bit of "scenery" from my current corner of the world. 118F when this was taken, but hey--at least there wasn't a dust storm. Road riding it's not, but it'll do till I get home.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 100,222
Posted By DrPete

I figured I'd add to this thread since I'm...

I figured I'd add to this thread since I'm stopping by... I'm out in Afghanistan right now, and I ended up having to turn to mountain biking to get my fix. I think I'd go nuts on a trainer. Terrain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By DrPete

I'd be most careful with the size. Depending on...

I'd be most careful with the size. Depending on the fit--and the D6 is a pretty long-and-low tri bike--you may not be the same size in a road bike as you are in tri.

If you've got your fit all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,574
Posted By DrPete

Only one possible explanation: Unless he was...

Only one possible explanation: Unless he was racing there was no way he could match your speed. Or maybe you were just a fun rabbit for the last bit of his 4-hour ride. Who knows.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

I kinda disappeared for a while--got busy with...

I kinda disappeared for a while--got busy with work, was doing more tris, and now I'm deployed. Just felt like popping in today to see what was up. I'm out here for a few more months then moving to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

WAY too hot and heavy to wear body armor on the...

WAY too hot and heavy to wear body armor on the ride, and quite unnecessary. I do wear a helmet though. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 75,790
Posted By DrPete

It was 118F on my last ride here in Helmand...

It was 118F on my last ride here in Helmand Province.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,576
Posted By DrPete

20 percent grades, huh? And how long are those?

20 percent grades, huh? And how long are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,390
Posted By DrPete

Go for the Argon. As it applies to my E116 vs its...

Go for the Argon. As it applies to my E116 vs its Cervelo counterpart (the P4), I prefer the ride. Maybe the extra weight left in my wallet adds stability. :)

I was never a big fan of the S2...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By DrPete

I've had nothing but good experiences with Mavic...

I've had nothing but good experiences with Mavic wheels. As someone who is above the rider weight limit of SRAMS I can say that ksykriums are a seriously bombproof wheel, if not particularly aero....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,740
Posted By DrPete

NICE. Congrats.

NICE. Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,275
Posted By DrPete

Why did you build your bike with all that light...

Why did you build your bike with all that light stuff if weight doesn't matter to you?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,656
Posted By DrPete

I found when I hated running I needed music....

I found when I hated running I needed music. Then, as I improved, I found the running itself to be meditative and I can't stand running with music anymore either unless I'm on a treadmill trying not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-12, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,899
Posted By DrPete

Most shops will do a free fit with a bike...

Most shops will do a free fit with a bike purchase, and if that Di2 has a problem or the frame has a warranty issue, the OP will be SOL. I don't doubt a good LBS's ability to fit a bike purchased...
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