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03-29-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,892
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Any exercise combined with the right diet can...

Any exercise combined with the right diet can help you lose weight. Question is how much exercise and what type of diet. There are plenty of internet articles on this.
01-07-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Works in the PNW but about 50% of the time the...

Works in the PNW but about 50% of the time the recommended routes are not feasible or just plain lol compared to google maps. If there’s a clear and popular trail, it will take it - regardless of...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By yamsyamsyams

They’re pretty much the same market. So if you’re...

They’re pretty much the same market. So if you’re hard on your bikes I would look AU maintenance cost. Rim brakes are generally cheaper to repair and or replace pads vs discs in my experience....
12-11-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Nice. I use the Rubbermaid fasttrack option -...

Nice. I use the Rubbermaid fasttrack option - able to swap widths and be flexible as needed for the season as I rotate my bikes (mountain bike in front for winter, road bike in front for summer).
12-04-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Riding my etap bike through the winter (~100...

Riding my etap bike through the winter (~100 miles/month over 3 months) around 30-40F without issues. Haven’t changed the shifter batteries for 3 years and I charge the derailleur batteries 1-2 times...
12-03-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,598
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Gore sells a wind proof bib tight that attempts...

Gore sells a wind proof bib tight that attempts to address this issue. I find that cold body parts are mostly due to cold wind flow and not necessarily the ambient temperature.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,932
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I’ve 2 pairs of PI ones - regular and pro. Both...

I’ve 2 pairs of PI ones - regular and pro. Both versions worked fine with my SPD cleats as well as my SPD-SL. They lasted bith about 5 years before showing rips on the bottom.

I also recently...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,750
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I also ride and commit year round in the PNW, 2...

I also ride and commit year round in the PNW, 2 hours daily (1 hour each way). I’ve found that toe warmers + PI pro shoe covers sprayed with DWR work to keep my feet dry.

alternatively I’ve also...
11-08-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By yamsyamsyams

A short video clip would be helpful here.

A short video clip would be helpful here.
11-08-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Would recommend rolling or cuffing the bottom. If...

Would recommend rolling or cuffing the bottom. If you get ones that have no zippers on the ends a good tailor can also hem them easily.

While others have said to get 3/4 bib tights, I suspect they...
10-26-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By yamsyamsyams

On the trails people are usually looking to relax...

On the trails people are usually looking to relax and get away, and I’ve found that they generally react negatively to those who have loud music blaring while on trail.
10-17-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I’ve been to one of the soul cycle sessions -...

I’ve been to one of the soul cycle sessions - it’s actually a pretty cool experience and a crazy hard workout, and definitely a different experience and demographic from my road cycling, triathlete...
10-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Put some helicopter tape on your downtube or any...

Put some helicopter tape on your downtube or any tube that gets a lot of grime. Easy 1 second wipe off when you get home, if the road crud even sticks at all to it.
10-06-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,742
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I’ve definitely been avoiding popular trails and...

I’ve definitely been avoiding popular trails and hitting the roads or less traveled gravel trails this year. Might as well explore this year and build up alternatives for 2021!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By yamsyamsyams

In switching between Sram 1x, etap, and a Shimano...

In switching between Sram 1x, etap, and a Shimano Di2 TT, 2x mech - it takes a few shifts to have that memory recall. Then only afterwards it’s only during big effort moments when your concentration...
08-09-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Yes many comments...the usual ones that we get...

Yes many comments...the usual ones that we get sick of like she’s not pedaling, look it’s a double bike, you guys can go twice as fast, etc.
08-09-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By yamsyamsyams

from my experience, the saddle shape and fit...

from my experience, the saddle shape and fit contribute to issues with numbness or pain, not the chamois.

I’ve been to a urologist as well and he said there is zero chance your “boys won’t work”...
08-04-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I used them for a couple years riding in the city...

I used them for a couple years riding in the city before my bike was stolen (ironically in the ’burbs) and did perfectly fine.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Would also consider an Ebike - typically stronger...

Would also consider an Ebike - typically stronger frame setup and made to take heavier riders and withstand potholes at the same time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,165
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Many wear a cycling cap or du-rag underneath the...

Many wear a cycling cap or du-rag underneath the helmet to catch the sweat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By yamsyamsyams

No experience with that specific one, but I have...

No experience with that specific one, but I have purchased $10 AliExpress bib shorts 3 years ago. The pad was decent but the overall materials felt very thin. They ended up being trashed after 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 23,212
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I visited the NYC clubhouse last year as a...

I visited the NYC clubhouse last year as a tourist. Pulled up on a Citibike. Wearing gym shorts, flip flops, and sweaty cotton T. Even parked the Citibike inside the clubhouse next to the $$$$ bikes...
07-20-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Like others said, would recommend a professional...

Like others said, would recommend a professional bike fit. Go back to the bike shop where you purchased the bike from and ask if they do bike fits. If you didn’t buy it at a local bike shop, call...
07-20-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By yamsyamsyams

The only thing my work “offers” is free bike...

The only thing my work “offers” is free bike parking in a secured, badge access only room. Oh and it means not having to pay for car parking. Showers and lockers also.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,689
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I’ve similarly used squirt in the past and...

I’ve similarly used squirt in the past and longevity has been poor. I get about 100-200 dry, clean road miles out of it before the ultra quiet, ultra smooth operation starts to sound raspy again.
07-16-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,498
Posted By yamsyamsyams

These are two very similar bikes from brands...

These are two very similar bikes from brands looking to compete in the same market. I would go with whichever one has the better LBS service.
07-15-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,226
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I have a 1up USA and love it. Had it for 5 years...

I have a 1up USA and love it. Had it for 5 years and literally done no maintenance yet works like it is brand new.

It even got rear ended with the rack on and no damage - the car that hit me it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I find that most cheap amazon shorts for this...

I find that most cheap amazon shorts for this description - probably the same tech as 20 years ago :)

i also night a cheap pay of DHB shorts last year that had narrow grip bands.
07-06-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,649
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Don’t see why you couldn’t, especially if you...

Don’t see why you couldn’t, especially if you take off the front wheel or turn the handlebars sideways. Seems like it would be easy enough to just lay down on its side with some padding, or go the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,841
Posted By yamsyamsyams

i 100% agree with this. Although personally...

i 100% agree with this. Although personally disappointed at the increased weights across the board, the fun factor has actually increased - being able to go more places, explore areas I’ve overlooked...
07-04-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,490
Posted By yamsyamsyams

gravel or paved?

gravel or paved?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,118
Posted By yamsyamsyams

When you say “will there be a noticeable...

When you say “will there be a noticeable difference” what exactly do you mean? Are you talking about looks, feel, speed, grip, color, shifting, or what?

Regardless, in my opinion, a bike you enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Time to invite him out on a ride? Just...

Time to invite him out on a ride?

Just found out my neighbor of 4 years also rides a road bike recreationally. The things you realize when you talk to neighbors!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Would recommend the following in this order: ...

Would recommend the following in this order:

-loosening laces after 1-2 hours
-getting wider shoes
-getting bike specific shoes, or at least stiff soles shoes, if you haven’t already tried them...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,082
Posted By yamsyamsyams

As someone who’s also competitive in tri, I would...

As someone who’s also competitive in tri, I would never use a road bike in place of my tri bike - don’t sell the speed concept. You will go slower unless you’re doing IM Whistler or some other crazy...
06-28-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,170
Posted By yamsyamsyams

interesting anecdote about hard parts / bottles...

interesting anecdote about hard parts / bottles in pockets. I’d imagine water bottles to be semi-solid in a crash, since they’re squeezable - almost like a car crashing into a water barrel effect,...
06-28-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By yamsyamsyams

To be honest looks pretty normal to me....

To be honest looks pretty normal to me. Descending on those gradients on perfect dry roads, tucked in aero and pedaling 52x11 or whatever, not hard to see how you’d reach 40mph. I regularly reach...
06-28-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I find that the more expensive it is, the harder...

I find that the more expensive it is, the harder it is to squeeze. So I would look for cheap ones online that use less material and no insulation.

Alternatively, a camelbak is easy to drink out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I would second the Domane as it looks like you’re...

I would second the Domane as it looks like you’re wishing for some versatility in road surfaces. Unless you’re planning to purchase a gravel bike or know you’re strictly riding tarmac, I would go...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By yamsyamsyams

If you’re looking to get more speed, upgrade that...

If you’re looking to get more speed, upgrade that engine - healthy diet/lifestyle, plenty of training miles. From there, look to optimize your position on the bike. Doing those 2 things will net you...
06-23-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,657
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Is that a rear disc AND v-brake in back? as...

Is that a rear disc AND v-brake in back?

as far as going faster, since y’all are in the 20mph+ on flats, deeper wheels would help tremendously - finding those built for tandem weights however,...
06-23-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Like others said, fenix series is the way to go...

Like others said, fenix series is the way to go for versatility, but you do pay for that “jack of all trades” piece of equipment.

I’m competitive in triathlon and do quite a bit of gym work, and...
06-21-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By yamsyamsyams

If you’re looking for something sturdy and easy...

If you’re looking for something sturdy and easy to use, hitch rack is the way to go. I can’t tell you how many horror stories I’ve heard of guys driving with their bikes on the roof, and that...
06-15-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,152
Posted By yamsyamsyams

My 130 let’s me upwards of 8 hours. Connect...

My 130 let’s me upwards of 8 hours. Connect cadence and HR, but leave BT off. Otherwise I’m sitting at about 6 hours with BT on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,158
Posted By yamsyamsyams

I own a few pieces - core bibs, lightweights, pro...

I own a few pieces - core bibs, lightweights, pro team bibs, long and short sleeves, jackets - the only negative I’ve had was with their 2016/2016 lightweight bib shorts - feels cheap, leg grippers...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,956
Posted By yamsyamsyams

If solely judging by the dollars spent on walking...

If solely judging by the dollars spent on walking vs bike equipment, regardless of distance, bike would be more costly. A pair of cheapo $20 Walmart shoes could cover my 16 mile (one way) commute,...
06-03-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By yamsyamsyams

At 25 mph and “not as stable” as you call it,...

At 25 mph and “not as stable” as you call it, seems like you’re just asking for trouble. I would suggest knee and elbow guards if you are concerned with falling.
06-03-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Not sure why no decathlon as they are very highly...

Not sure why no decathlon as they are very highly rated by road.cc. Would go that route for best bang for the buck. Otherwise the hybrid you listed seems ok as well.
06-03-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Safety goggles are a cheap alternative. Also...

Safety goggles are a cheap alternative. Also comes tinted.
06-01-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Long time WA resident here. Unfortunately...

Long time WA resident here.

Unfortunately other than moving south, you’ll have to learn to deal with the rain if you live here. Fenders, the right routes, and proper clothing will go a long way in...
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