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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,868
Posted By afm199

Or maybe being recognized is not on the top their...

Or maybe being recognized is not on the top their list, and enjoying riding is.
07-05-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 948
Posted By afm199

Absolutely. You look where you want to go. If...

Absolutely. You look where you want to go. If you want to hit that tree, look at it. If you want to hit that pothole, look at it.
07-05-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 948
Posted By afm199

The best tip I could mention is to look where you...

The best tip I could mention is to look where you are going, not where the scenery is, and not immediately in front of you.

If you are coming up to a left hand turn, get your head and eyes UP,...
06-28-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,819
Posted By afm199

This, and here's from the motorcycle world:...

This, and here's from the motorcycle world: Weight distribution on motos is critical. In racing a the top levels, raising or lower the front or rear will be done in as small as 1 mm. changes. More...
06-21-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,623
Posted By afm199

It is indeed, it's a twisted piece of wire that...

It is indeed, it's a twisted piece of wire that weighs about an ounce. This thread has been about chain breaker tools that punch pins.


Here it is. ...
06-21-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,623
Posted By afm199

Honestly, I'm open to any comments, as far as...

Honestly, I'm open to any comments, as far as thinking it through, I'm not entirely sure what angle you are coming from. I carry a spare link and quick link tool, and in fifty years of bicycling plus...
06-21-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,623
Posted By afm199

People still use chain tools? I went to quik...

People still use chain tools? I went to quik links a while back. That chain tool is tiny and just spread the link.

...
06-15-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,715
Posted By afm199

I have zero stand on online purchases of bikes....

I have zero stand on online purchases of bikes. My last two have been bought on line. I have no idea why you responded with that. Perhaps you have mistaken me for someone else.

Sheldon was a...
06-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,316
Posted By afm199

I ran 23's for years, then went to 25's and never...

I ran 23's for years, then went to 25's and never looked back. Fewer flats, better mileage.

I run 33's on my gravel bike, which gets a lot of street usage.
06-14-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,715
Posted By afm199

Sheldon was a true bicycle genius, an...

Sheldon was a true bicycle genius, an unappreciated man and resource. His knowledge of bikes was ( and still is) amazing.
06-13-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,420
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Views: 511,827
Posted By afm199

75 now. Ride three times a week, either my road...

75 now. Ride three times a week, either my road bike or my gravel bike. Typical rides 15-35 miles, I love hills, live in Oakland where I go out my door and have great uphill rides for miles. Just...
05-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,893
Posted By afm199

Rule of thumb for me is that hand pain indicates...

Rule of thumb for me is that hand pain indicates one of two things.
1. Too much weight on the bars. That is remedied by several moves.
2. Angle of wrist is too extreme, pinching nerves. Again...
05-17-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,290
Posted By afm199

He was a splendid old dude, ran the Double Dipsea...

He was a splendid old dude, ran the Double Dipsea with him. He really inspired me.
05-17-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,290
Posted By afm199

You may be able to. Look up "Walt Stack." It...

You may be able to. Look up "Walt Stack." It will put a smile on your face.

Some of us don't have the body for running.
05-17-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,290
Posted By afm199

I'm 75 and used to be a runner and competitor. I...

I'm 75 and used to be a runner and competitor. I was good enough to be Invitational status at the Dipsea, and ran the Double Dipsea with Walt Stack. 36 minute 10k and one hour 10 mile are my race...
05-17-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By afm199

Makes no difference, if you are like me, you'll...

Makes no difference, if you are like me, you'll spend 95% of your ride time in the same gear.
05-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,612
Posted By afm199

This is my 2012 (iirc) Trek Carbon Cronus. 17.5...

This is my 2012 (iirc) Trek Carbon Cronus. 17.5 pounds, and I love it. I find a cyclocross/gravel bike more comfortable for me than a road bike. I do have a road bike with a triple for those long...
05-17-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By afm199

I take metoprolol for high blood pressure, and...

I take metoprolol for high blood pressure, and yes sometimes it can make you tired. When I started out on it, very tired. (Combined with some other drugs.)

Through a process of self monitoring...
05-17-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,219
Posted By afm199

I grew up in various places, dad was in the army....

I grew up in various places, dad was in the army. The photo is taken at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in the early fifties. I rode everywhere, as far as I could. After Fort Sam we moved to Silver Spring,...
05-10-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,979
Posted By afm199

I love catching a tow, ebike or not. It's just...

I love catching a tow, ebike or not. It's just fun.

When I raced motorcycles, getting a tow at 140 mph was an incredible rush. If you got it just right, it was like 15 free horsepower.
05-10-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,563
Posted By afm199

My friend Martin loves his flashy duds and his...

My friend Martin loves his flashy duds and his carbon bikes. By the way, a higher end carbon bike costs $5k, not $1k. Martin's Venge weighs around 14.5 pounds.

He rides fast. He rides from San...
05-02-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,902
Posted By afm199

I'm 75, was riding Italian race bikes (Gios,...

I'm 75, was riding Italian race bikes (Gios, etc.) back in the eighties, then bought a mountain bike thirty years ago and just rode it. Finally got the urge to ride the street again, and 6 years ago...
04-25-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,700
Posted By afm199

I used a Shimano 105 ten speed left. The throw...

I used a Shimano 105 ten speed left. The throw is the same. It works much better than the stock Sora. However, it's underbar cable so you do have to strip the bar, and mount the new one, then run...
04-25-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By afm199

Sadly, California has a long history of accruing...

Sadly, California has a long history of accruing debt, not paying it off.
04-05-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,700
Posted By afm199

Thanks, yes they do. The 105 was a hefty $125. ...

Thanks, yes they do. The 105 was a hefty $125. The microshift I just don't trust, I expect that they are fine for casual riding, but I probably will beat this bike up for years and really want...
04-05-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,700
Posted By afm199

Back in 2014 I bought a Bike Nashbar AL1, which...

Back in 2014 I bought a Bike Nashbar AL1, which really was a great deal. It had mostly Sora components, ok wheels and brakes. I still own the slightly pork frameset, which is probably a Cannondale,...
03-22-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,793
Posted By afm199

Cat 5. You enter Masters you will be utterly...

Cat 5. You enter Masters you will be utterly destroyed. Those "old" guys are utterly amazing. And monsters.
03-21-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,902
Posted By afm199

I'm 75 and just got my first full carbon 17 pound...

I'm 75 and just got my first full carbon 17 pound bike. It is in addition to my old (2014) aluminum frame road bike. I'm looking at a sub 17 pound ride to replace that, but honestly love the upgraded...
03-21-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,893
Posted By afm199

I have a set of Pearl Izumi that resemble...

I have a set of Pearl Izumi that resemble running/walking shoes with a stiff sole, and set of older Bike Nashbar leather MTB shoes with a stiff sole.

I have SPD pedals on both my road bike and my...
03-08-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,602
Posted By afm199

Well, strictly speaking, no, it's more like one...

Well, strictly speaking, no, it's more like one ounce of gasoline has about the same energy equivalent as one ounce of dynamite, but it is indeed very dangerous.
03-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,996
Posted By afm199

Wow, lots of good info here, and paranoia wins...

Wow, lots of good info here, and paranoia wins the prize always.

I'm both a cyclist and long time motorcycle rider. I ride my bicycles exactly like I ride my motorcycles. I assume that everyone...
02-17-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,098
Posted By afm199

The point of a saddle is to give support to two...

The point of a saddle is to give support to two tiny places on your butt where the bones protrude. They aren't intended to support your ass. Those two places are the important part. I run a couple...
02-17-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,777
Posted By afm199

LMAO, thanks for the laugh. I'm 75, and just quit...

LMAO, thanks for the laugh. I'm 75, and just quit instructing motorcycle riding and racing on the race track, where my laptimes were faster than about 98% of the other riders. I weigh the same...
02-17-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By afm199

I lived in Big Sur for years and still am in the...

I lived in Big Sur for years and still am in the area. They started working a while back. The reason these slides happen is almost always a plugged drain under the highway. The 36" culverts get...
02-17-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By afm199

I'm not sure you are aware of just how far out in...

I'm not sure you are aware of just how far out in the wilds this is. And I'm not talking riding the road, I'm saying don't go cross that washed out portion. It's being worked on and you won't get a...
02-16-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By afm199

That took over a year, if I recall correctly. The...

That took over a year, if I recall correctly. The Rat Creek slide is only weeks old. I used to live right by the bridge.

If anyone is planning on using "rural" or "gravel" roads, they basically...
02-16-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By afm199

Yeah, the passage is tough, though I hear it is...

Yeah, the passage is tough, though I hear it is supposed to open soon.

The Carmel Valley route is nice, beware the speeders as you get further toward 101.

I'm not sure what you mean by the back...
02-15-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By afm199

Don't do this. Period.

Don't do this. Period.
02-15-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,572
Posted By afm199

I lived in Big Sur for eight years. It's not...

I lived in Big Sur for eight years. It's not possible. Or rather, it is theoretically, but it's not going to happen unless you have plenty of money to make it happen.
02-02-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By afm199

Did you check Amazon or Ebay? Plenty there.

Did you check Amazon or Ebay? Plenty there.
02-01-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,777
Posted By afm199

Yes, it has a bicycle/hiking lane separate from...

Yes, it has a bicycle/hiking lane separate from the roadway, I think it cost the taxpayer a couple hundred million, lol. No toll. In the day you can leave the bridge and ride to Treasure...
02-01-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,777
Posted By afm199

I'm 75 in ten days. I'm amazed at that! I still...

I'm 75 in ten days. I'm amazed at that! I still ride several times a week and work out with weights and floor exercises. A 25 mile ride is my idea of a fun thing to do. I live in Oakland, so that's...
02-01-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,240
Posted By afm199

This. Or go buy a bunch of rags on ebay. Old...

This. Or go buy a bunch of rags on ebay. Old sheets are perfect. I never wash rags, too much of the grease ends up in the washing machine.
01-18-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,631
Posted By afm199

I had a 5 level laminectomy and then device...

I had a 5 level laminectomy and then device installed, posterior, and C3/C4 anterior fusion, that was around Nov 17. Old injury exacerbated by a motorcycle racing accident where I crashed and then...
01-18-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,274
Posted By afm199

I had no problem shifting out of the saddle,...

I had no problem shifting out of the saddle, other than having had to learn to swat the shifter on upshifts. Downshifts, you're not typically out of the saddle.
12-14-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,657
Posted By afm199

Thirty years ago when I was racing, I didn't mind...

Thirty years ago when I was racing, I didn't mind an 11 or 12-24, hell that was a big gear.

Today I ride a nice triple with a 12-28, lol
11-16-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,661
Posted By afm199

Mountain Home is a road where there are lots of...

Mountain Home is a road where there are lots of fast riders in pelotons who ignore stop signs, courtesy, and don't care about anybody except themselves. Sadly the local drivers often get that...
11-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,275
Posted By afm199

get a small screwdriver that fits inside the...

get a small screwdriver that fits inside the missing link or equivalent, and just lever it either direction along the axis of the chain. It will click closed. I have stood and pushed hard on a pedal...
11-02-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,744
Posted By afm199

I ride motorcycles and bicycles. On bikes, I...

I ride motorcycles and bicycles. On bikes, I always wear hi vis. Thirty years ago I loved my cool Gios blue and white wool jerseys. Today all I want is to be highly visible. I always wear high vis,...
11-02-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,996
Posted By afm199

Buy a Topeak underseat bag, a C02 inflator and a...

Buy a Topeak underseat bag, a C02 inflator and a small tool supply. It all fits under the seat.

I never ride without one.
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