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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By Doomrider74

Its OK, you can all relax :D as I've just been...

Its OK, you can all relax :D as I've just been for a quick 18km and the fit is fine on the bike. They feel great, in fact.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By ls01

Another vote for the black bibs. I have a pair of...

Another vote for the black bibs. I have a pair of all that they offer and 2 of the $65.oo bibs. They're fantastic. The $85.00 needed a couple rides to break in and are great after that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By noimagination

You answered the question for yourself, but the...

You answered the question for yourself, but the equation may work out differently for others.

I'm like you, the most expensive bibs I ever bought were a disaster for me (they actually rubbed me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By Koyote

You typically need a racing license for most...

You typically need a racing license for most events. Depending on your location, you may be able to sign up for a race and get a one day license...Or you may need a USAC...
05-04-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,221
Posted By DMC707

Heres a post where i can brag a little bit...

Heres a post where i can brag a little bit because life rarely gives me such opportunities

I fell in love with cycling in college and loved racing and the high speed adrenaline packed world of...
05-04-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,396
Posted By unterhausen

I feel like the OP has gotten lots of helpful...

I feel like the OP has gotten lots of helpful replies, but he was seeking affirmation, not answers.

I have had occasion to wonder if I could remove some rubber from a tire and get it to seat more...
05-04-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,221
Posted By UCantTouchThis

You Don't Look Like That!!!! :-O

We frequent a little restaurant that hosts many of the same customers as regulars. We have seen quite a few, met a few, spoken with a few but not all though most look familiar. Ran across one old...
04-20-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,720
Posted By non-fixie

Nice to see this thread back on page one. Feels...

Nice to see this thread back on page one. Feels like leafing though an old photo album. :)
04-20-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,720
Posted By JaccoW

Only if you use disc brakes. ;)

Only if you use disc brakes. ;)
Forum: Introductions
04-19-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By RickZ

Hello from Colorado

Hi All...I'm a lifelong cyclist having lived in Colorado since 1979. I've recently have taken up ultra-cycling. I'm 64 years old and currently training for Race Across the West this June and Race...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jack Tone

I like these. I've got long legs and they're...

I like these. I've got long legs and they're almost to my knees.

https://theblackbibs.com/collections/mens-bottoms/products/the-black-bibs-plus-tall
04-09-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,576
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Adidas VeloSamba, if you can find them. Nicer...

Adidas VeloSamba, if you can find them. Nicer than most of my regular shoes.
...
04-08-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,576
Posted By fredlord

You want mountain bike shoes.

You want mountain bike shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,752
Posted By caloso

Personally, I'd feel safer on a new CF bike than...

Personally, I'd feel safer on a new CF bike than a 15 year old aluminum one.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,450
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is the road forum. We need 10 or 15 more...

This is the road forum. We need 10 or 15 more pages with this horse.
04-07-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By zjrog

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,450
Posted By Robert A

I'll take more and more of the lane as speed and...

I'll take more and more of the lane as speed and safety dictate, but I'll try to allow cars to pass when I can. The decision to move further into the lane is unrelated to posted speed limits, but is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,450
Posted By MoAlpha

Whatever speed is required to make your descent...

Whatever speed is required to make your descent safe. Where I ride, the roads are narrow and the pavement is so bad you need absolute freedom to dodge holes. You don’t get that a foot from a curb or...
04-06-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By caloso

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Stages PM on the bike to TrainerRoad on iPad; Kinetic trainer to Zwift on...
04-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,601
Posted By caloso

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't...

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't be surprised or hurt if the answer is no.
03-31-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,601
Posted By bwilli88

Ask but put on a shirt.

Ask but put on a shirt.
03-30-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,601
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I once had a racer dude doing a 60 miler. I was...

I once had a racer dude doing a 60 miler. I was doing 100. I was surprised as I rolled by, he asked if he could sit on my wheel because it was windy and he was suffering. I don't mind if someone...
03-30-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,185
Posted By Koyote

A 'good average speed' depends entirely on what...

A 'good average speed' depends entirely on what you are trying to accomplish.

If you just want to go for a spin and get some exercise, ride as fast as you feel like riding and have fun.
03-30-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,222
Posted By zjrog

Network port is Gigabit capable, I much prefer...

Network port is Gigabit capable, I much prefer wired wherever possible. Even when using my laptop I use a hardwired ethernet connection most of the time.

I ordered the 2GB version of that video...
03-23-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Happy Feet

Just added some 800mm wide bars from Spank. They...

Just added some 800mm wide bars from Spank. They are in the last video.
03-19-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,546
Posted By tomato coupe

This forum is Cat 6.

This forum is Cat 6.
03-18-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,546
Posted By cxwrench

When you get dropped don't chase too hard, slow...

When you get dropped don't chase too hard, slow down and wait for the pack to come around again. If you get lapped like this DO NOT involve yourself in any real racing, especially breakaways or the...
03-18-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,546
Posted By Chris O

Thanks All. I'll register as cat 5 and hang off...

Thanks All. I'll register as cat 5 and hang off the back. I'm in pretty good shape, but will settle for just getting the vibe.

Chris
03-18-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,546
Posted By Eric F

Valid point. Also, riding solo after you get...

Valid point. Also, riding solo after you get mercilessly ejected from the back of the group is very safe.
03-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,546
Posted By topflightpro

As others noted, the Masters race will be much,...

As others noted, the Masters race will be much, much faster and more difficult than you expect.

That said, do not expect Cat 5 to be a cake walk either. There may be some very strong guys showing...
03-18-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,546
Posted By Phil_gretz

There are three other subforums that would be...

There are three other subforums that would be better places to ask your question:

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing would be my first recommendation

Masters Racing - All Disciplines would be second,...
03-17-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 976
Posted By msu2001la

Dial it up to 400.

Dial it up to 400.
03-15-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,439
Posted By msu2001la

I finally did Ven-Top. It is indeed brutal. My...

I finally did Ven-Top. It is indeed brutal. My time to the summit was 2:04 on the Strava KOM segment (11.83 mi), and 2:10 from the beginning of the route (12.97 mi). That was with an average power...
02-28-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By caloso

I think you’d be surprised by modern mtb shoes....

I think you’d be surprised by modern mtb shoes. Sidi and Specialized for example have mtb shoes that are essentially the same as their road shoes but with 2bolts and lugs for walking
02-17-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By caloso

I know a few folks with Pelotons and they are not...

I know a few folks with Pelotons and they are not cyclists; they're people who enjoy spin classes. Spin classes are not the same as cycling. Spin classes happen to use equipment that approximates a...
08-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,373
Posted By burritos

Bike fasted. Avoid carbs and seed oil. GL YMMV.

Bike fasted. Avoid carbs and seed oil. GL YMMV.
08-18-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,657
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

always, even at night

always, even at night
07-27-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,472
Posted By caloso

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur...

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur group), the Miche cassettes are a bit heavier but long-wearing and high quality. And much cheaper. So good bang for the buck in my view.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,837
Posted By bruce19

Strava is what you want it to be.

Strava is what you want it to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,455
Posted By InvertedMP

Ok so I pivoted and went above my 1500 dollar...

Ok so I pivoted and went above my 1500 dollar limit and bought a limited olive Cervelo R3 frameset. Super excited!...
06-17-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,422
Posted By Sy Reene

There's always a video for that: ...

There's always a video for that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSDCmflyFRc
06-17-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,422
Posted By caloso

Seriously, when I was Cat 5, my team did a clinic...

Seriously, when I was Cat 5, my team did a clinic where we rode around in a parking lot practicing how to take a bottle out of the cage, drink, and put it back without looking or wobbling. Then we...
06-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,422
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's a good discussion. My wife is a strong and...

It's a good discussion. My wife is a strong and experienced road rider. But she does not drink while moving. She believes that it's an unnecessary risk. I've never understood this, but I keep my trap...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,525
Posted By NoWhammies

Bibs. I switched to bibs within a year of...

Bibs. I switched to bibs within a year of starting to ride and never looked back. Much more comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,525
Posted By Nachoman

Bibs > not bibs.

Bibs > not bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 240,771
Posted By Don23

Went for a short ride yesterday at...

Went for a short ride yesterday at 80psi...definitely a smoother ride. Thanks for the advice :)
12-06-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,650
Posted By wsteve464

Put a couple wraps of duct tape at the cut mark...

Put a couple wraps of duct tape at the cut mark and use a hack saw. Doesn't need to be perfectly even as nothing touches the top of the steerer if installed properly, the cap only sets the preload by...
Forum: Introductions
11-28-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By Armlesscyclist

Hello from Germany - I don´t have arms but still ride my bike.

I am a 36 years old woman who lives in Germany.
1,5 years ago I divorced my husband and now I am single.
I have a great job and live alone in a wonderful house in the woods near the sea.

Like my...
09-09-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,837
Posted By TimothyH

People need to get over themselves, not shorts. ...

People need to get over themselves, not shorts.



-Tim-
09-03-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,837
Posted By scotton

When you start going far enough and fast enough...

When you start going far enough and fast enough to realize that the two parachutes strapped to your thighs are slowing you down, your give-a-crap meter will reset to zero and you will get some tight...
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