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06-15-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By dieselgoat

I have had plenty of saddle sores. I usually will...

I have had plenty of saddle sores. I usually will take a day or two off just to let it settle down a bit. Then, I will use moleskin patches. They come in a pack containing several sheets about 3 in....
Forum: Southeast
03-20-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By dieselgoat

I can't speak for climbing just the five miles to...

I can't speak for climbing just the five miles to the top. I have done the entire event, and the year I did it, the weather was great. However, it was a good 20 degrees cooler at the top than when we...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,578
Posted By dieselgoat

I would suggest The Assault on Mount Mitchell in...

I would suggest The Assault on Mount Mitchell in Spartanburg, South Carolina and The Cheaha Challenge/Ultra in Jacksonville, Alabama. I've done Six Gap multiple times and AOMM is harder, mostly due...
02-17-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,306
Posted By dieselgoat

I understand the benefits of a trainer. A lot of...

I understand the benefits of a trainer. A lot of really strong riders I know use a trainer. I would rather have a colonoscopy and a root canal at the same time than ride a trainer, so it's outside or...
02-08-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,035
Posted By dieselgoat

I got to a charity century ride once and realized...

I got to a charity century ride once and realized I'd forgotten my cycling shoes. Rode the whole thing in my running shoes, with spd-sl pedals-on my single speed. Wasn't too bad. Only had about 3,800...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,597
Posted By dieselgoat

Indoor miles are great training, no doubt, but...

Indoor miles are great training, no doubt, but they are measured in hours, not miles. I've never traveled an inch while riding indoors.
12-30-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,766
Posted By dieselgoat

I just scrolled through all 23 pages. I noticed a...

I just scrolled through all 23 pages. I noticed a lot of bikes with non carbon wheels and brakes and the brake tracks are still black. How is that? I want my wheels to be all black (no silver brake...
12-23-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By dieselgoat

For me, $1,200 is a big budget for a wheelset....

For me, $1,200 is a big budget for a wheelset. I've got Ultegra 6800s on my road bike and I love them. Less than $300.
12-21-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,401
Posted By dieselgoat

His calves are bulging, and so is his stomach,...

His calves are bulging, and so is his stomach, especially in the commercial.
09-08-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,835
Posted By dieselgoat

My story isn't all that grand. I did a century a...

My story isn't all that grand. I did a century a couple of years ago on my single speed (I've done many on it). However, on this particular ride, upon arriving I realized I'd forgotten my bike shoes,...
08-12-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,092
Posted By dieselgoat

This is what works for ME. I lost 33 pounds two...

This is what works for ME. I lost 33 pounds two summers ago by doing fasted rides and intermittent fasting, while also restricting carbs, especially sweets. I lost the weight in about three months. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By dieselgoat

I'd much rather ride the Silver Comet on a mtb....

I'd much rather ride the Silver Comet on a mtb. The first time I rode it, it was on a road bike. Never again. There is too much junk on it, especially if you are riding the whole thing. I've done the...
Forum: Southeast
08-03-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By dieselgoat

I agree with Timothy H. I've done the ride five...

I agree with Timothy H. I've done the ride five times, I think. The Hogpen descent scares the living hell out of me. It is all you can do to keep it under 55 mph. It is curvy and not well paved. (at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,920
Posted By dieselgoat

It seems to me that on a flat ground, it wouldn't...

It seems to me that on a flat ground, it wouldn't matter at all. Ten pounds, that is.
07-28-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By dieselgoat

I like all the broadcasters on NBCSN. Bob Roll...

I like all the broadcasters on NBCSN. Bob Roll irritates me trying to use an accent to pronounce some of the rider's names-especially when Contador was riding.
05-27-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,353
Posted By dieselgoat

Old thread, I know, but on the subject of fasted...

Old thread, I know, but on the subject of fasted riding; I rode fasted just about every morning last summer. Started out doing 20-25 miles. Worked up to 70+ miles on nothing but water. Body weight...
Forum: Southeast
05-13-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By dieselgoat

I've got a feeling that you will have several...

I've got a feeling that you will have several hundred riders who will accompany you. I may be one of them. Not sure right now. Tuesday and Thursday's route will be very hilly. The rest of the route...
04-24-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By dieselgoat

I never stopped.

I never stopped.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,291
Posted By dieselgoat

I have been having pain on the outside of my left...

I have been having pain on the outside of my left foot, just below my little toe. It felt like cracked skin that stuck out very slightly. I couldn't see it very well, even holding a mirror under my...
04-01-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By dieselgoat

I went to see a dermatologist. They told me due...

I went to see a dermatologist. They told me due to the location of it, that I would need to see a surgeon to have it removed. It wouldn't be something they could do in their office.
03-31-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By dieselgoat

I've had the same issue. A couple of days off the...

I've had the same issue. A couple of days off the bike will normally reduce the size drastically and make it more manageable. At that point, I will wear two pairs of shorts and put a moleskin patch...
Forum: Southeast
03-15-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dieselgoat

I've done Six Gap Century 3 times and the...

I've done Six Gap Century 3 times and the climbing just doesn't hold any more intrigue and same with Clermont Horrible Hundred. Central FL does provide some climbing but this year the rains came so I...
Forum: Southeast
03-14-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dieselgoat

I was wondering how the traffic was in that area....

I was wondering how the traffic was in that area. I'm not familiar with that region. I don't feel so bad about missing it now.
Forum: Southeast
03-10-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dieselgoat

Maybe I will register next year. I'm not beyond...

Maybe I will register next year. I'm not beyond going down and doing the ride on my own some other time. I know it won't be as exciting solo. I did something similar this past May when I missed the...
Forum: Southeast
03-07-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dieselgoat

Oh well, thanks anyway.

Oh well, thanks anyway.
Forum: Southeast
03-06-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dieselgoat

Thanks. What was your time? The only experience I...

Thanks. What was your time? The only experience I have riding in Florida is when I go to the Gulf Coast- anywhere from Gulf Shores, AL over to St. George Island. I know it's flat, but the wind can...
Forum: Southeast
03-06-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dieselgoat

You mind telling me about the ride? I looked it...

You mind telling me about the ride? I looked it up and the FAQs leave a lot to be desired.
Forum: Southeast
03-05-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By dieselgoat

Sounds interesting. I'd love to do it.

Sounds interesting. I'd love to do it.
03-01-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By dieselgoat

I live in the deep south (U.S.-GA), but I too say...

I live in the deep south (U.S.-GA), but I too say good riddance to February, although we have had 70s and even low 80s for much of the past three weeks.
02-15-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By dieselgoat

They can help warn you that a car has drifted too...

They can help warn you that a car has drifted too far right. I've had several instances where I heard the sound of tires on the rumbles behind me. I ride with a mirror so I don't have to depend on...
02-15-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,292
Posted By dieselgoat

You mean you don't want a Rapha or a Assos...

You mean you don't want a Rapha or a Assos wicking t-shirt for $79? I don't either. I buy mine at Walmart also.
02-12-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By dieselgoat

Best placement of rumble strips?

Around my area, there are not a lot of roads with rumble strips because it's a small town. One of the roads with rumbles is U.S. Hwy 27, which is a divided four-lane. The shoulders are about three...
02-09-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By dieselgoat

I count it down every year, and I live in the...

I count it down every year, and I live in the south (US) where it doesn't get all that cold.
02-09-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,797
Posted By dieselgoat

Only takes a few seconds with most racks.

Only takes a few seconds with most racks.
01-26-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By dieselgoat

Great info. I'm thinking about getting a fit too-...

Great info. I'm thinking about getting a fit too- after 13 years and 130,000 + miles.
01-17-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,479
Posted By dieselgoat

I have yet to see a temp too hot for me to ride....

I have yet to see a temp too hot for me to ride. I live in the south (U.S) where it typically reaches mid to upper 90s and commonly over 100 with extremely high humidity. Rather ride in that any day...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,747
Posted By dieselgoat

Black shoes look like you're going to church. Not...

Black shoes look like you're going to church. Not that I'm a pro, but check out a professional race. You won't see too many black shoes. You will see all kinds of colors, but not much black. So, my...
01-16-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,317
Posted By dieselgoat

Like others, I keep it in check with daily...

Like others, I keep it in check with daily stretching. If I slack up for a while, it will rear it's ugly head.
01-15-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By dieselgoat

A friend just got an '18 Diverge Expert ($4,000...

A friend just got an '18 Diverge Expert ($4,000 worth) and I'd say it is definitely an all around bike. It's got the future shock that really smooths out the road. He used a demo while his was being...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,993
Posted By dieselgoat

I was riding one time and I heard a faint...

I was riding one time and I heard a faint rhythmic ticking. I grew louder and louder as I rode. I was about to stop and check the bike out when I realized it was a crew re-roofing a house.
01-03-18, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By dieselgoat

Update: After considering and actually trying...

Update: After considering and actually trying just about every suggestion made in this thread, we finally located the culprit of the creaking. It was the bearings in the headset. I had this same...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,758
Posted By dieselgoat

13,069.9 miles

13,069.9 miles
12-22-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By dieselgoat

Thanks for the replies. I went with the Roscoe 8....

Thanks for the replies. I went with the Roscoe 8. They are extremely hard to find right now. Shops can't get them until March or April. I was able to locate a shop in Atlanta that had one on the...
12-22-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By dieselgoat

I looked at a FX 2 today and it did have disc...

I looked at a FX 2 today and it did have disc brakes-mechanical discs, but still discs. I would get the 3 because of the hydraulic brakes and the carbon fork.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
Posted By dieselgoat

I did it in 2012. No big deal...for the first 75...

I did it in 2012. No big deal...for the first 75 miles, but a much different story from Marion to the summit of Mt. Mitchell. The "halfway point" as far as time is Marion. It takes as much time to do...
12-21-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By dieselgoat

The current Trek FX 1 and FX 2 are speced below...

The current Trek FX 1 and FX 2 are speced below the couple of year old 7.4. The FX 1 is a 7 speed drivetrain while the 2 is an 8 speed. The 7.4 is a 9 speed. Neither the FX 1 or the FX 2 have disc...
12-21-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By dieselgoat

I have not, but I will try it. I will try...

I have not, but I will try it. I will try anything at this point. I'm going to go back through this thread and try anything that has been suggested, because I sure as hell don't have anymore ideas.
12-20-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By dieselgoat

Exactly. And by the way, that wasn't the...

Exactly. And by the way, that wasn't the solution. Rode it yesterday-same noise. Back to the drawing board. It's coming from the crank. I can feel it in my feet when the creaking starts.
12-19-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By dieselgoat

At 55, it could be my knees.

At 55, it could be my knees.
12-18-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,008
Posted By dieselgoat

Update: The LBS discovered the other day that I...

Update: The LBS discovered the other day that I had a broken rear derailleur hanger. Got it fixed but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. If that doesn't work I will try the suggestion about...
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