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Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,661
Posted By a1penguin

My goal was 7000 for the year but my last ride...

My goal was 7000 for the year but my last ride was on 11/22, two days before I started treatment for breast cancer Today was my first ride since 2020. I'm still going through treatment but am...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,288
Posted By a1penguin

I have a pair of Black Bibs. The pad seems a bit...

I have a pair of Black Bibs. The pad seems a bit large. I also bought a pair of "sample" bibs from Voler for $30. They send out samples to clubs/orgs for sizing. They were like new and they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,290
Posted By a1penguin

I fear the assembly more than the quality of the...

I fear the assembly more than the quality of the bike. Saw this on the bike car as i was waiting to get off at my stop a few years ago. I've also seen someone with their helmet on backwards, too. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 447,255
Posted By a1penguin

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Alpine Road, Portola valley
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,538
Posted By a1penguin

Shorts make a big difference. My daily rides are...

Shorts make a big difference. My daily rides are generall 30-40 miles and all shorts do well for this. But I ride two or three metric centuries a month and after 80 km in the saddle, I sometimes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,447
Posted By a1penguin

I avoid the MUP on the weekend when it's super...

I avoid the MUP on the weekend when it's super busy. If you are going to ride the MUP be prepared to go slow. Otherwise avoid it! I highly recommend a camera. On some of the local MUPs there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,092
Posted By a1penguin

A few weeks ago I went on a metric century. It...

A few weeks ago I went on a metric century. It was a heat wave and the temps in the sun were 100+ degrees. In the shade it was 94. I had top stop and rest three or four times after the halfway...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,456
Posted By a1penguin

When I purchased my Cannondale Synapse in 2012, I...

When I purchased my Cannondale Synapse in 2012, I loved the tape! So now I just use Cannondale Synapse 3.5mm tape. It's grippy and cushiony and you can get it for about $20.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By a1penguin

If you purchase an "assembled" bike from UK, be...

If you purchase an "assembled" bike from UK, be prepared to pay import duty tax! Low bike inventory right now is unfortunate, but hopefully people will continue to bike after the pandemic.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By a1penguin

I wish drivers were more careful and looked for...

I wish drivers were more careful and looked for cyclists. But I can't say that I would do the same thing as a driver if I were in a hurry or thinking about something else. I generally don't park on...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,342
Posted By a1penguin

The old retired guys bike a ton and are fast! I...

The old retired guys bike a ton and are fast! I discovered this while commuting and some of those folks are now strava friends. Since 2013, my commute has been about 30 miles per day. One job was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By a1penguin

What is your price range? Go look at what bikes...

What is your price range? Go look at what bikes are available in that price range. Then look to see how they are equipped. Cannondale uses FSA cranks and mine creaks constantly and I likely won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,986
Posted By a1penguin

Voler. I bought one of their "sample" top of the...

Voler. I bought one of their "sample" top of the line bibs for $30. They fit me so well and the chamois was excellent. They looked brand new to me. I ordered two more bibs and a matching jersey. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,170
Posted By a1penguin

23 months ago, I rear ended a parked truck in the...

23 months ago, I rear ended a parked truck in the bike lane and broke my wrist. Here's the photo in the ER (no broken skin, but unnatural angle https://imgur.com/a/hZtKCqo). Off the bike for eight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By a1penguin

I have a small head and have a heck of a time...

I have a small head and have a heck of a time finding helmets that actually fit. Don't trust the people who work at the bike shops. One guy tried to sell me a helmet that was obviously too large. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By a1penguin

I just reached 55 yesterday. My goal is 60. ...

I just reached 55 yesterday. My goal is 60.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,259
Posted By a1penguin

Hali headband works for me, but I don't live in a...

Hali headband works for me, but I don't live in a high humidity area. On long rides, I've thought of carrying two. If it gets soaked, rinse it out with water and put it back on. It will keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By a1penguin

Friday was 62 miles and Sunday was 77. The wind...

Friday was 62 miles and Sunday was 77. The wind was strong, but at least temps were cool. I unexpectedly discovered a memorial to the lost souls on Flight 93 on 9-11. It's in Union City, CA. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,693
Views: 447,255
Posted By a1penguin

Not quite empty road ahead, but with the lock...

Not quite empty road ahead, but with the lock down, all the roads are empty and I've been riding roads I would never ever ride on a bike, even after midnight. This is a normall very busy 280 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By a1penguin

5'6.5" 160 (now 152 lb) female. XL all the way. ...

5'6.5" 160 (now 152 lb) female. XL all the way. I'm happy with my two long sleeve winter Castelli jerseys and my Voler summer jersey. Good quality, but not super cheap ($70 on sale). They were my...
04-18-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By a1penguin

I had a hard enough time getting xmas sweaters on...

I had a hard enough time getting xmas sweaters on them.
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Masks,...
12-18-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,065
Posted By a1penguin

Bright rear blinky lights are good for daytime...

Bright rear blinky lights are good for daytime riding.
11-16-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By a1penguin

My Metro 550 had issues after it was out of...

My Metro 550 had issues after it was out of warranty. The repair was $20 plus shipping to Cygolite. Very prompt service and easy to deal with.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,457
Posted By a1penguin

Check out the threads in the Winter Cycling...

Check out the threads in the Winter Cycling forum. You'll find some good suggestions. But every rider is different. My feet are cold below 60F, but my hands stay pretty warm :-)

One thing I...
11-03-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,988
Posted By a1penguin

My feet are cold at 60F when there's a head wind!...

My feet are cold at 60F when there's a head wind! I call them my "toe vanes". After trying show covers, neoprene socks, etc at like $25 a pop, two years ago I broke down and purchased a pair of...
11-03-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,145
Posted By a1penguin

I have cold feet. Really. 60F and a head wind and...

I have cold feet. Really. 60F and a head wind and my feet are cold :-) I tried a variety of shoe covers, neoprene socks, etc. I finally broke down and found a pair of Shimano MW7 (now looks like...
11-03-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,684
Posted By a1penguin

A 1" diameter, 4" barrel 18650 flashlight. My...

A 1" diameter, 4" barrel 18650 flashlight. My Shiningbeam S-1 is showing signs of aging and I just purchased a Convoy S2+. It claims to be 1100 lumens (the S-1 was 400, tops) and I'll be using it...
11-03-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,143
Posted By a1penguin

I have a 550 and added an 850 a year ago. ...

I have a 550 and added an 850 a year ago. Cygolite products are quality products and they take a beating. The mounting bracket and attachment system is first rate. It doesn't move!
11-03-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By a1penguin

I too, ride 90 minutes daily to work and another...

I too, ride 90 minutes daily to work and another 20 minutes home, four times a week. I charge my hotshot once a week.

I have a Cygolite Metro 550 which is nice. Unfortunately, front lights only...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,457
Posted By a1penguin

I broke my wrist in August 2018 and didn't start...

I broke my wrist in August 2018 and didn't start biking until next April. It was a very wet winter and cold spring and I was not motivated to start biking. A friend at work had a pace maker...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,107
Posted By a1penguin

Sending you healing energy. Every day I send out...

Sending you healing energy. Every day I send out energy to people and friends who are dealing with life issues. You have been added to my energy list. I'm glad your doctor ordered blood work! ...
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,648
Posted By a1penguin

I finally decided it was time to replace my 95...

I finally decided it was time to replace my 95 Honda Civic, but I couldn't stand the idea of going to dealers and talking to people and haggling. I was surprised to find that I could do most of the...
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By a1penguin

As a regular bike commuter, I'm happy for the...

As a regular bike commuter, I'm happy for the warmer am ride. It's 22 mile ride to work in the morning, but I take the train most of the way home and the six mile ride home has been dark for more...
05-21-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,996
Posted By a1penguin

Yes I wear a helmet. The helmet is more likely...

Yes I wear a helmet. The helmet is more likely to prevent more serious injury than to cause one. Any inconvenience such as extra weight or less air flow through the hair is a small price to pay.
05-04-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,791
Posted By a1penguin

48 is definitely too small. 51 might be OK. I...

48 is definitely too small. 51 might be OK. I am 5'6" with 29" inseam and the 51 Synapse was the best fit. It's not the reach that is the issue; the knees will be a tight fit between the...
05-02-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,204
Posted By a1penguin

I hand wash cycling shorts and jerseys. I give...

I hand wash cycling shorts and jerseys. I give them all a gentle wash in the washer at the end of season before storing. I generally don't have enough jerseys and shorts to make a full load for the...
05-02-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By a1penguin

Shimano parts have five or more different levels....

Shimano parts have five or more different levels. The bottom levels are pretty bad. The rest of the parts will also be minimal. I've seen brakes on Walmart bikes that are stamped metal sheet, not...
04-27-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,571
Posted By a1penguin

With sloping top tubes, stand over is less of an...

With sloping top tubes, stand over is less of an issue for finding a proper fitting bike. Women typically have smaller hands and brake reach and drop bar curl might also be problematic. Shops will...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,334
Posted By a1penguin

Halo headband year round for sweat. Below 40F, a...

Halo headband year round for sweat. Below 40F, a fleece lined skull cap. I was surprised to learn that the old wives tale "you lose heat through your head" is actually true. I was having trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,374,055
Posted By a1penguin

Does this count? No more front tire removal and...

Does this count? No more front tire removal and struggling to get the seat of the 95 Civic coupe down and the bike wedged into the...
04-18-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,722
Posted By a1penguin

This! How many miles a week are you riding? For...

This! How many miles a week are you riding? For a long time I was commuting and doing 60 miles per week with 9 miles each way to and from work. Not very fit. I started doing 20 mile rides on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By a1penguin

After an hour long evening ride last Tuesday in...

After an hour long evening ride last Tuesday in the chilly weather, I bailed on more evening rides. Sunday was a 30 mile ride. While the sun was out and the temps were reasonable, it was very windy...
04-13-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By a1penguin

That's a great looking do-it-all bike! Enjoy!

That's a great looking do-it-all bike! Enjoy!
04-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,290
Posted By a1penguin

Me! I rode as a kid and in college, then stopped...

Me! I rode as a kid and in college, then stopped for a while. Started riding again regularly in 2010.
04-08-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,058
Posted By a1penguin

Ditto! Plus 9 4 $5 bills so I can buy a...

Ditto! Plus

9 4 $5 bills so I can buy a spare tube off a fellow rider
10 spare Clif gel
11 pair of nitrile gloves
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,766
Posted By a1penguin

Sunscreen if you are spending many hours in the...

Sunscreen if you are spending many hours in the saddle in the sun. I also recommend some form of moisturizer to counteract all the salt and sweat damaging your skin. When I upped my miles to 3500...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,740
Posted By a1penguin

It depends on your commute. Fortunately mine is...

It depends on your commute. Fortunately mine is on good roads without a lot of traffic, dedicated bike lanes and a good portion of the ride is on the roads I take for weekend rides. Hence the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By a1penguin

10 miles puttering around to get groceries and...

10 miles puttering around to get groceries and the library. This is my first ride since since I broke my wrist last August. The thumb area is having issues and with record setting wet weather this...
04-06-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,583
Posted By a1penguin

I tried a flat bar bike, a nice Trek. I felt...

I tried a flat bar bike, a nice Trek. I felt like a sail on a boat; hated it. Drop bars for me. Fortunately I live in the burb where it's not so bad. I watch videos of people biking in places...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 21,128
Posted By a1penguin

My stupidity... being tired (I should not have...

My stupidity... being tired (I should not have ridden to work and had actually thought about staying home and calling in sick and sleeping) and not paying attention....
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