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07-31-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Yendor72

What you are describing is what caused me to have...

What you are describing is what caused me to have to go to a nose-less ISM saddle. I don't have those issues anymore. It is very painful, those that have never felt it don't get it and will try to...
07-30-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By Yendor72

That's awesome!! My wife was very reluctant to...

That's awesome!! My wife was very reluctant to ride and even when she was smashing me on rides didn't feel very confident. Earlier this year I found her a used 2018 Trek Domane SL5. She hasn't looked...
07-30-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,237
Posted By Yendor72

I'm not going to get near 500 miles like I...

I'm not going to get near 500 miles like I wanted, I will have in the 220 mile range. On the 13th as my wife and I were crossing a busy intersection she was spooked by a car and veered in front of...
07-17-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By Yendor72

I'm both glad and mad that I missed this ride. I...

I'm both glad and mad that I missed this ride. I just recently told my wife that I should have been a competitive eater. The keto diet restricts that now though. I haven't had a donut in about a...
07-01-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,237
Posted By Yendor72

I joined in too. Really want to hit 500 miles,...

I joined in too. Really want to hit 500 miles, but we will see. The weather isn't cooperating so far, and doesn't look to improve this week.
06-27-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,989
Posted By Yendor72

That is very true. I typically do an out and back...

That is very true. I typically do an out and back ride and rarely have a tailwind. Nothing like a 30 mph crosswind to teach you bike control.
06-26-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,989
Posted By Yendor72

^^That Doesn't hurt that it goes right past...

^^That

Doesn't hurt that it goes right past my neighborhood either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 178,079
Posted By Yendor72

Look at the rails not the padding, it is an ISM...

Look at the rails not the padding, it is an ISM saddle and is not set up the same as other saddles. I do have some forward tilt to it, but not as extreme as it seems. I am very comfortable on it and...
06-24-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,752
Posted By Yendor72

Since I follow a ketogenic diet: bacon, eggs,...

Since I follow a ketogenic diet: bacon, eggs, beef, leafy greens, cheese (there's more to a keto diet than that, but I thought I'd stereotype myself)
Supplements include electrolytes, collagen...
06-24-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,155
Posted By Yendor72

I wish beer was cheap. A 4 pack of 16oz craft...

I wish beer was cheap. A 4 pack of 16oz craft beers is $15 around here. A bottle of single barrel Elijah Craig I picked up was $35. How many drinks do I get out of that? Craft beer is not cheap. Find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 408,223
Posted By Yendor72

Almost as black as my soul. 2016 Trek Emonda SL...

Almost as black as my soul. 2016 Trek Emonda SL frame, HED Ardennes + black wheelset, Shimano 105 R7000...
06-17-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,155
Posted By Yendor72

I always find it interesting that people find...

I always find it interesting that people find that craft beer is akin to drinking sweat sock filtered beverages. I also find it fascinating that people eat at McDonald's still too. Is there a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By Yendor72

All of them!! The waterproofed charging...

All of them!!

The waterproofed charging solution. I am not always a big fan of following the signage, on long routes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 888
Posted By Yendor72

Strange, on the last century I did I ran GPS and...

Strange, on the last century I did I ran GPS and my battery of my 820 lasted the whole time. I was actually impressed (about 7.5 hours).

I think that firebird854 has the right idea.
06-13-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,853
Posted By Yendor72

The MN Ironman Bike ride has been around since...

The MN Ironman Bike ride has been around since 1967. It is not a triathlon, I believe the name predates the that triathlon series so they are allowed to still use it. It's just a recreational ride....
06-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,853
Posted By Yendor72

Hitting another organized ride this weekend. MN...

Hitting another organized ride this weekend. MN Ironman Bike ride. I am trying my hand at the century. We'll see if I can do this one too. I'm skeptically confident.
06-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Yendor72

Fortunately Sun Race makes black 11-speed...

Fortunately Sun Race makes black 11-speed cassettes. I'm not allowed to spend any more money on my bike this year though. I've had a Sun Race cassette on my old bike for well over 2,000 miles.

As...
06-11-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Yendor72

New bike day

After some struggles to get this build going it was completed about a week and a half ago. It had some other issues due to headset compatability but I have been able to to ride it a little since that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 178,079
Posted By Yendor72

And here she is, 2016 Trek Emonda SL frame with...

And here she is, 2016 Trek Emonda SL frame with Shimano R7000 group set, HED Ardennes+ Black wheels. I have my first century on it this coming Saturday. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-10-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,571
Posted By Yendor72

And make sure you take your climbing legs with...

And make sure you take your climbing legs with you. There are some great roads in that area, but be prepared to climb some hills. It's a lot of fun.
06-10-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,945
Posted By Yendor72

I was riding along the MUP I frequent when...

I was riding along the MUP I frequent when suddenly a squirrel came bolting out of the bushes on my left. He was a few strides into it, I leaned right and braked and he made a hard U turn. A couple...
06-07-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,650
Posted By Yendor72

I wish you were with me last night when the drunk...

I wish you were with me last night when the drunk guy on the MUP jumped out of his skin when I said, in a nice tone, "coming by on your left". No, I don't make this stuff up.
06-06-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,853
Posted By Yendor72

I honestly don't think I will be able to change a...

I honestly don't think I will be able to change a tube on my new bike's rims. Took me about 25 mins to get the tires on when I got them. They are HED Ardennes+ Black, the rim braking surface is not...
06-06-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By Yendor72

I have a nice cup of chicken bone broth with...

I have a nice cup of chicken bone broth with collagen and matcha green tea added. (Since most of my rides are before my dinner meal) On the weekend I go crazy and have a glass of water.
06-06-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,338
Posted By Yendor72

I use a heart rate monitor. I know what I can...

I use a heart rate monitor. I know what I can sustain all day and know where I need to be if I'm trying to get stronger. Seems to be working, not complicated.
06-05-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,990
Posted By Yendor72

What are you basing this statement on? I have...

What are you basing this statement on? I have been on it for 8 months +. Is there a study or other information you can share?
06-03-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,650
Posted By Yendor72

I had this discussion with one of the mechanics...

I had this discussion with one of the mechanics at my LBS. He said the same thing as I did. The spastic response to "On your left" (signs are posted on the MUP indicating that we should use those...
05-31-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

Looks like I will just miss my goal for the...

Looks like I will just miss my goal for the month. I lost a few rides due to rain this month and my new bike is ready to be picked up so tonight's ride will be a test and tune ride for me and my...
05-30-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,926
Posted By Yendor72

I typically don't have to submerge a tube to find...

I typically don't have to submerge a tube to find the hole, but this is what I do. My time riding is limited and I have to make the best of it. Fixing a flat isn't the best use of my time. Get it...
05-29-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

May 1 - 19.8 May 4 - 41.6 May 6 - 19.8 ...

May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8
May 10 - 19.8
May 11 - 41.6
May 13 - 19.8
May 16 - 19.8
May 20 - 19.8
May 23 - 19.8
05-28-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

Got my first century down! May 1 - 19.8 May...

Got my first century down!
May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8
May 10 - 19.8
May 11 - 41.6
May 13 - 19.8
May 16 - 19.8
May 20 - 19.8
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By Yendor72

I can't wait for my bike to be completed. I've...

I can't wait for my bike to be completed. I've been waiting too long for my LBS to get the final parts. Apparently Trek uses a proprietary headset on the Emonda (SL in my case). That looks awesome!
05-24-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

Hopefully I can add a 100 mile bike ride for...

Hopefully I can add a 100 mile bike ride for Sunday. My first century ride, this "spring" has really gotten me behind on my riding.

May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8
May...
05-22-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Yendor72

My wife had similar needs as you. She got a Giant...

My wife had similar needs as you. She got a Giant Escape and we put Ergon grips with bar ends on them. Gave her multiple had positions. She liked the more upright position and she was still plenty...
05-22-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By Yendor72

I've been using the Saris Freedom 2-bike tray...

I've been using the Saris Freedom 2-bike tray style rack for a few years now. I also have fat bikes with 5" tires and can swap the trays out when we are taking them to the trails. So it is very easy...
05-21-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,583
Posted By Yendor72

This begs the question, should internet...

This begs the question, should internet panhandling be outlawed? I don't give money to anyone I don't know personally. I can't believe that people openly give him money.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,011
Posted By Yendor72

My wife test rode a used 2018 Trek Domane SL5 on...

My wife test rode a used 2018 Trek Domane SL5 on Saturday and bought it. She hasn't ridden it on our normal route yet, as we have a big ride this weekend and neither one of us are changing our...
05-21-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

With our terrible weather here we had over the...

With our terrible weather here we had over the weekend we turned our bikes over to the LBS. They fast tracked us and got us riding on Monday again. Saturday we checked out a new bike for my wife,...
05-20-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Yendor72

Are you kidding? That is highly impressive! Great...

Are you kidding? That is highly impressive! Great job, I think you are addicted.
05-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

One of the side affects of getting in better...

One of the side affects of getting in better shape is that your blood pressure medication can become too high of a dose leading to dizziness. I was suppose to ride Wednesday too, but my dizziness had...
05-16-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,830
Posted By Yendor72

I think you nailed it. Then again, look at...

I think you nailed it. Then again, look at Craigslist and see all of the bikes that are advertised with very few miles on them.

The strange thing about this person, they had an old triathlon...
05-16-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,830
Posted By Yendor72

Last week I passed someone that was using aero...

Last week I passed someone that was using aero bars while I was on the hoods, it was a windy day as well. I was doing well north of 18 mph! How can people be so slow on aero bars in the wind?
05-14-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

May 1 - 19.8 May 4 - 41.6 May 6 - 19.8 ...

May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8
May 10 - 19.8
May 11 - 41.6
May 13 - 19.8

MTD - 182.2 miles
Goal - 400
05-13-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

May 1 - 19.8 May 4 - 41.6 May 6 - 19.8 ...

May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8
May 10 - 19.8
May 11 - 41.6

MTD - 162.4 miles
Goal - 400
05-08-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

May 1 - 19.8 May 4 - 41.6 May 6 - 19.8 ...

May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8
May 7 - 19.8

MTD - 101 miles
Goal - 400
05-07-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,990
Posted By Yendor72

When you're 5'6" and over 200 lbs weight is a...

When you're 5'6" and over 200 lbs weight is a factor that has merit. While that may not be true for everyone, for me weight is very important. Even shredded up and muscular I should only be about...
05-07-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,990
Posted By Yendor72

Hmm, my thorax does appear to be getting smaller....

Hmm, my thorax does appear to be getting smaller. :foo:
05-07-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,028
Posted By Yendor72

Well, I think my fitness is going in the right...

Well, I think my fitness is going in the right direction. Knocked off 2 PR's yesterday, I never get close to them this early in the season.
May 1 - 19.8
May 4 - 41.6
May 6 - 19.8

MTD - 81.2...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 178,079
Posted By Yendor72

A bit of an update. I dropped the parts I had off...

A bit of an update. I dropped the parts I had off at the LBS this past Saturday. Along with the seat mast I've added a set of HED Ardennes + Black wheels (Used) wrapped in Vee Rubber Road Runner...
05-06-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,990
Posted By Yendor72

Weighed in again at 206 this morning, had to pull...

Weighed in again at 206 this morning, had to pull my belt another notch tighter this morning too. What is going on? My legs are more muscular, but I don't think that much, or are they?
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