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05-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By daoswald

I live a mile away from a 10.8 mile, 4072 foot...

I live a mile away from a 10.8 mile, 4072 foot climb. And I visit the gym a few times a week. And in my neighborhood there are a lot of lesser climbs (100 to 400 feet).

Hill repeats can help;...
05-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By daoswald

I use a similar aftermarket sensor pair on my 2nd...

I use a similar aftermarket sensor pair on my 2nd bike (I have the more expensive Garmin sensors on my primary bike). The aftermarket sensors I have work just as you've described; ANT+ and Bluetooth,...
05-07-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By daoswald

Before I got more fully into the Garmin ecosystem...

Before I got more fully into the Garmin ecosystem I used MapMyRide. It was perfectly adequate for keeping track of the routes I rode and the mileage I was putting on. Even before I had a GPS (and...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,401
Posted By daoswald

Bikes withstand rain very well. You may need to...

Bikes withstand rain very well. You may need to increase maintenance frequency for your drivetrain a little. On a chain drive, I would clean and lube the chain more regularly if I were riding in wet...
04-29-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,243
Posted By daoswald

I'll second or third or fifth the Continental GP...

I'll second or third or fifth the Continental GP 5000 tires. They run a true 28mm on my rims, whereas the GP4000sII they replaced were about 1.5mm-2mm wider than advertised on my rims.

It helps...
04-27-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,658
Posted By daoswald

I never had a helmet riding as a teen in the 80s,...

I never had a helmet riding as a teen in the 80s, as a pre -teen (80-82), or young kid (70s). I didn't know anyone else who used them either, at the time, except one friend who took up road cycling...
04-27-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By daoswald

There is a lot of reference material online to...

There is a lot of reference material online to read. But here's what I've found.

First, I need to know my max heart rate. The old 220-Age formula is only an estimate. You can't do much to change...
04-27-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,794
Posted By daoswald

A bike's quality isn't related to its number of...

A bike's quality isn't related to its number of gears. Single speed versus geared bikes fill different needs.

On a 100 mile road race, you'll find everyone is using geared road bikes, because...
04-01-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,527
Posted By daoswald

The bike that seems sensible and comfortable for...

The bike that seems sensible and comfortable for two miles once every couple weeks is different from the bike you would be comfortable riding twenty or more miles per week. Which category will you be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By daoswald

Must haves: Pedals (clipless along with...

Must haves:

Pedals (clipless along with shoes, or good, grippy platforms, your choice)
Rear light (I have Cyglolite Hotshot Pro rear lights on my bikes)
Bottle cage (you need one if you're...
03-31-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,002
Posted By daoswald

Most (if not all) Garmin Edge bike...

Most (if not all) Garmin Edge bike computers/gps's manufactured in the past several years have incident detection.

On a Garmin, Incident Detection means that if the device thinks you've been in an...
03-31-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,469
Posted By daoswald

Why do people ask this? Weight gain / loss...

Why do people ask this?

Weight gain / loss is pretty simple: If you have a calorie deficit, you lose weight. If you have a calorie surplus, you gain weight. A pound of flesh is about 3500...
03-21-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,998
Posted By daoswald

Avoid the door zone. I had a shoe torn open by...

Avoid the door zone. I had a shoe torn open by the corner of a door that opened as I rode past. Could have been a lot worse.
Expect to be right-hooked.
For night riding, in addition to a quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By daoswald

I've had the Edge 1030 Plus for a few weeks. For...

I've had the Edge 1030 Plus for a few weeks. For me it replaces my Edge 820, which I intend to list on eBay when I get around to it. I didn't get the bundle version, because I already have a speed...
03-06-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,713
Posted By daoswald

My old Samsung Galaxy S6 drained so quickly that...

My old Samsung Galaxy S6 drained so quickly that it was almost useless on rides. My newer Note 10 lasts seemingly forever.

Yes, Garmin Connect does consume some battery, but not that much. In my...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,085
Posted By daoswald

My Cannondale Quick CX has an Alivio-level...

My Cannondale Quick CX has an Alivio-level crankset in front with 48-38-26 chainrings (I think.... but something close to that) and in back 8-speed Alivio 11-34. It gives me gearing down to 0.76:1...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,135
Posted By daoswald

On my road bike (2008 Cannondale Synapse AL 105)...

On my road bike (2008 Cannondale Synapse AL 105) I've used (in chronological order):
25mm Gatorskins
23mm Gatorskins
23mm GP4000
25mm GP4000
28mm GP4000sII
28mm GP5000

On my hybrid:
38mm...
06-12-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,121
Posted By daoswald

Both my bikes are aluminum. Cannondale Quick...

Both my bikes are aluminum.

Cannondale Quick CX (Alivio level) as my commuter / goofing-around-with-the-kids / grocery-getter / errand bike.

I put about 1000 miles a year on it. My longest ride...
06-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,443
Posted By daoswald

This conversation is about as helpful as the one...

This conversation is about as helpful as the one where drivers band together to rant about cyclists, with our spandex and rolling-stops. I would not indict all trucks anymore than I would want to be...
06-07-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,393
Posted By daoswald

This may seem strange advice since you already...

This may seem strange advice since you already are riding a lot and probably pretty fit..........

But, cycling doesn't really help with your stabilizing muscles in your hip and lower back, and...
06-05-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,194
Posted By daoswald

Getting yelled at ruins a ride, no matter how...

Getting yelled at ruins a ride, no matter how much I want to be thick skinned about it. I'll keep replaying what happened, how I should have reacted, .... no, that wouldn't be right... maybe.... and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,272
Posted By daoswald

The few times I've had positive things yelled at...

The few times I've had positive things yelled at me still stick in my mind as little triumphs along the way. It doesn't happen often. But it feels good.
06-01-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By daoswald

People have well-intentioned suggestions, but...

People have well-intentioned suggestions, but often fail to recognize that roads are not simple one-size-fits-all. This is why laws typically say that the cyclist should remain as far to the right as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By daoswald

My recommendation: Cannondale Synapse with...

My recommendation:

Cannondale Synapse with Shimano 105 components. Have a professional sizing and fitting done, because at your fitness level, you're going to level up and start doing longer rides...
05-30-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,232
Posted By daoswald

My Hot Shot Pro150 is on its third year. My Hot...

My Hot Shot Pro150 is on its third year. My Hot Shot 100 is on its second year. They've both been reliable so far.

I like them, and if I needed another, I would buy the same brand.
05-30-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,715
Posted By daoswald

Let's look at a different item entirely: Trailer...

Let's look at a different item entirely: Trailer tires.

Have you ever been driving down the Interstate and seen a trailer sitting on the shoulder of the road with one blown out tire? Why are...
05-30-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By daoswald

This is easy. Buy a nine-speed chain. It should...

This is easy. Buy a nine-speed chain. It should not matter whether it is SRAM, Shimano, Suntour, whatever. You will never find the right length. You need to order the next larger size compared to the...
05-27-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By daoswald

It's hard to find an expert in all three. I...

It's hard to find an expert in all three.

I have a Quick CX 3. The Quick 2 (not-CX) is a good bike. The frame is sturdy and versatile, with mount points for fenders and rack. The gearing 50/34 and...
05-24-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By daoswald

This happened to me once. I was so annoyed by it...

This happened to me once. I was so annoyed by it that I disassembled the bottom bracket to inspect. There was nothing wrong with it. So then my imagination told me it was coming from one of a handful...
05-24-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,890
Posted By daoswald

Stores sell them because people buy them, and...

Stores sell them because people buy them, and because manufacturers provide them. A store that doesn't provide cable locks loses sales on profitable accessories to stores that will carry them.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,472
Posted By daoswald

I have a Cygolite Hot Shot Pro 150 that is...

I have a Cygolite Hot Shot Pro 150 that is everything I could want in a tail light. Standalone radar makes sense to me.
05-24-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By daoswald

As someone who has been "doored", I would prefer...

As someone who has been "doored", I would prefer being in the lane where approaching traffic can see me in front of them, rather than in the parking / door zone where oblivious occupants are likely...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By daoswald

I have two of the Cygolite HotShot Pro tail...

I have two of the Cygolite HotShot Pro tail lights (one on each bike). For my bike that has a rear rack, I purchased a rack mount for it on Amazon for just a few dollars.

The light is so bright...
05-22-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By daoswald

It could also be a great time to switch over to...

It could also be a great time to switch over to trigger shifters. Maybe you like grip shifters, but I never cared for them much when I had them on my old 2001 Cannondale H400 (S-Ram shifters with...
05-22-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,138
Posted By daoswald

Differences that could have an impact: ...

Differences that could have an impact:

Frame & Component Weight: A heavier bike will accelerate more slowly, and will climb more slowly. On flat terrain in motion it won't be much different.
...
05-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By daoswald

Cannondale Quick CX - This line comes in sizes up...

Cannondale Quick CX - This line comes in sizes up to 2XL.

I am 6'3", and ride an XL comfortably. In the 2XL size, I imagine at 6'6" it would be a great fit.

The Quick CX line is designed for...
05-21-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,498
Posted By daoswald

I have used 23mm, 25mm, and 28mm tires on my road...

I have used 23mm, 25mm, and 28mm tires on my road bike. On hybrids I've owned, I've used 25mm, 32mm, 38mm, and 40mm.

Popular tire widths have gotten wider in recent years, because people have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,113
Posted By daoswald

With Gatorskins I used to flat occasionally. It...

With Gatorskins I used to flat occasionally. It was almost always from goatheads. One time I had five punctures from goatheads all on the same ride. I'm sure the tires were durable, but goatheads are...
05-19-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,657
Posted By daoswald

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DJGECA/ref=cm_sw_em_...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DJGECA/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_5tlXEb5VJ5E1Q

This one from Ice Tools.

It is a beam style, and is super easy to calibrate.

I don't know that "fool proof" is a...
05-18-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,927
Posted By daoswald

Anecdotal evidence won't suffice here. A good...

Anecdotal evidence won't suffice here. A good study can be found at this website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920084/

The study shows that although the risk of death by accident...
05-17-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,099
Posted By daoswald

I would get a hybrid. People love to hate them...

I would get a hybrid. People love to hate them because they're not a hard core road bike, or a dedicated mountain bike or such.

I have an endurance road bike (2007 Cannondale Synapse) and a hybrid...
05-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,327
Posted By daoswald

You would need to get that passed into law in all...

You would need to get that passed into law in all fifty states. Until then, the point is moot, because it's against the law, and contrary to what drivers are educated to expect.

As for what is...
05-03-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
Posted By daoswald

Don't cut anything. Don't force anything. ...

Don't cut anything. Don't force anything.

Road bike seats are intended to be higher than you may be accustomed to. Look at Bike Dynamics Fitting Guidlines...
05-03-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By daoswald

On the other hand, you do put more weight on your...

On the other hand, you do put more weight on your rear, in a more upright position. So there are trade-offs.

I think before changing handlebars, just ride it every day. Ride two or three miles...
05-03-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By daoswald

Anti-fatigue mats will be helpful. Here's one of...

Anti-fatigue mats will be helpful. Here's one of many on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HHHLWXC/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_fD4REbN9QF0K9

It runs about $30. Your employer may even get you one if...
05-03-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,655
Posted By daoswald

I used to use Gatorskins on my Synapse, in 23mm...

I used to use Gatorskins on my Synapse, in 23mm and 25mm sizes. They were fine. I still managed to pick up a goathead puncture once in awhile riding in Los Angeles. Eventually I moved to GP4000 in...
05-03-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By daoswald

Almost for sure, yes. Going down a little in...

Almost for sure, yes.

Going down a little in size is only a problem if your tire is too narrow for the rim. That won't be a problem here; it's more of an issue if you try to put 25mm tires on a...
05-02-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,170
Posted By daoswald

When I was about 12, I moved up to using my dad's...

When I was about 12, I moved up to using my dad's 10-speed. When I was 13, I got my own 10-speed. Wore it out by the time I was 19. .... got away from riding for awhile.
When I was older, I got a...
05-02-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,706
Posted By daoswald

Hopefully more of the same. I've been enjoying...

Hopefully more of the same. I've been enjoying the free time that comes with working from home (eliminating the commute). I fill that extra time with more riding, more time with my kids. And I save...
05-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,019
Posted By daoswald

I guess it must depend a bit on the rack. I just...

I guess it must depend a bit on the rack. I just don't see a steel Tubus Fly making much difference. It weighs under a pound, and when mounted on my road bike doesn't make the bike feel different, as...
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