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09-18-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By bobby c

Thanks for the input guys. AT that price it makes...

Thanks for the input guys. AT that price it makes sense to get a new BB. All my setup is 10 speed Ultegra, I'll go with SM-BBR60.
09-17-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By bobby c

Replacing crankset, do the BB at the same time?

Getting into my mid 60's and climbing hills and mountains isn't getting any easier. I'm going to replace my drivetrain, starting with my crankset, going from a 53-39 to a 50-34 (and the rear with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By bobby c

My Veloflex are 26-27, something I was looking...

My Veloflex are 26-27, something I was looking for. When I first put on the Michelin Pro4s, they were 24-25.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By bobby c

thanks guys!

thanks guys!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By bobby c

Tubes for my new wheels/tires

For years my wheel/tire setup has been Mavic rims paired with Michelin Pro3 or 4 tires. I just got my hands on a set of Hed Ardennes Plus wheels, the rim is 25mm. I rode with my Michelins for a while...
08-06-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By bobby c

Thanks all or the suggestions! I'm blocking out...

Thanks all or the suggestions! I'm blocking out my rides...
08-04-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By bobby c

Century in 5 weeks - how to avoid overtraining

Nearly every year I do my favorite century, the Civil War Century. 105 miles, 7,800 feet of climbing, beautiful course and ice cream at the end. I build up to it with summer riding and a couple of...
05-04-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By bobby c

Getting up to speed after a long time off...

Greetings - I'm way behind schedule with my fitness, a broken foot took me off the bike for a couple of months. Needless to say when I try to ride with my buds on weekends, I'm left in the dust.
...
09-09-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By bobby c

Thanks for all the compliments all. Felt so good...

Thanks for all the compliments all. Felt so good today I dug post holes and worked on my fence. It was probably a bit too grueling, couldn't have died out there but somehow I managed to hold on. Now...
09-09-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By bobby c

:) Actually, it was time to go. The weather...

:)
Actually, it was time to go. The weather maps showed an opening in the storm before another batch rolled through. Timed it pretty well, by the time we got back the sky opened again.

And as it...
09-09-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By bobby c

Gevad - wow, congrats on that - that was truly...

Gevad - wow, congrats on that - that was truly one mammoth storm, it produced some tornadoes in the area. Hats off to anyone who did the full century after that storm.

So I followed the advice and...
09-03-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By bobby c

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Yes, I...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Yes, I realize I'm hosed and I'll be riding at my own pace. I'll try to ride easy this week, though the remnants of Isaac will slow me down. I'm really hoping to...
09-02-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,356
Posted By bobby c

Yikes - Century in 6 days and I'm in trouble...

My favorite ride of the year is coming up in 6 days - the Civil War Century. Been doing it for years but between an office move, a tree hitting my house and bad weather, I haven't riden in almost 2...
09-10-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,821
Posted By bobby c

I almost agree with everything you say, but he...

I almost agree with everything you say, but he needs to flip the stem for perfect asymmetry.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 09:34 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,130
Posted By bobby c

A van is the only way to go: ...

A van is the only way to go:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/bclasen/Misc/bikes-van.jpg
09-10-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By bobby c

Seemunkee - I'm in Silver Spring, we should hook...

Seemunkee - I'm in Silver Spring, we should hook up & ride sometime!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By bobby c

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/09/road/deda-3...

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/09/road/deda-3t-rotor-ritchey-campagnolo-and-prologo-display-components-at-2010-eurobike_138585/attachment/eb2010_components1_60
09-09-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,821
Posted By bobby c

Looks great - I'm going to pick one up! Thanks.

Looks great - I'm going to pick one up! Thanks.
09-09-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By bobby c

Been off this forum this year - life got in the...

Been off this forum this year - life got in the way. But I'll be there for the 4th consecutive year. Not in top shape but will do the century. Sorry you won't be there Joe - I'll keep an eye out for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By bobby c

Thanks all for the input, with a special thanks...

Thanks all for the input, with a special thanks to valleycyclist. I was at a downtown hotel and it was fairly easy for me to hop down to Santa Monica and rent a bike at Helen's. Great shop, they we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By bobby c

All - thanks so much for the suggestions! Sorry...

All - thanks so much for the suggestions! Sorry about my late response, I've been on the road all week. I leave tomorrow for LA and will ride on Tuesday the 24th. rallison - thanks for the great...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By bobby c

Thanks for the tips so far. I just found a route...

Thanks for the tips so far. I just found a route on mapmyride.com that looks like it has possibilities: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/ca/los-angeles/678403390. Gotta find a rental place...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By bobby c

Riding in/around LA?

I have a conference I'm going to in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks and I need to ride some to get miles in before a couple of upcoming centuries. I've never riden in LA and am interested in knowing...
09-16-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By bobby c

After I saw the times that Neal and Joe had on...

After I saw the times that Neal and Joe had on the century (and hearing about yours), there'd be no leading by me - just pointing and a wave goodbye.

Last year, when I was a stronger biker (didn't...
09-15-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By bobby c

Great summary Joe & Neal - it was great meeting...

Great summary Joe & Neal - it was great meeting you. Do to a late start (dag-gummed alarm clock) I missed you Jim, that won't happen again. I left almost a couple of hours late, not many people on...
09-11-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,733
Posted By bobby c

Here's another idea - where we leave the...

Here's another idea - where we leave the planning, $$$ & details to a pro. There are plenty of bike tour companies out there - my wife and I are thinking of doing a California wine country tour next...
09-10-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

You are an animal.

You are an animal.
09-10-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Yeah, I blew it, I should have left work early...

Yeah, I blew it, I should have left work early enough to ride a bit. Last night I put the bike on the trainer for 45 minutes of Spinervals - but who am I kidding, I'm in for a world of pain. And now...
09-09-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Hmmm, don't know. I'd think this email was for...

Hmmm, don't know. I'd think this email was for participants, for volunteers I'd think they'd have a different email. Maybe you should contact them just to be sure!
09-08-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Joe - don't know if you got the email, but...

Joe - don't know if you got the email, but regarding early registration:

"Volunteers will be at the Cozy Restaurant between 6 and 9 PM Friday. You are welcome to join us there for a buffet dinner...
09-04-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Posted By bobby c

I'm confused, was this trip a bike trip or a food...

I'm confused, was this trip a bike trip or a food trip???:thumb:
09-04-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Sure gives you pause....

Sure gives you pause....
09-04-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Maybe my rest spot: ...

Maybe my rest spot:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/bclasen/Bikes/CW_Cemeterya.jpg
09-04-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

My wife has done the metric the last couple of...

My wife has done the metric the last couple of years, she says it is mostly rolling hills. Rather than running up the mountains like the century, this ride rides the ridges parallel to them (at least...
09-02-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Frederick is petty close, I'd guess less than 30...

Frederick is petty close, I'd guess less than 30 minutes. Parking is in a large grass field shouldn't be too much an issue. Last year's ride was postponed 1 day because of a huge rain (I think it...
09-02-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Jim - I'll look for your jersey. I'm not sure if...

Jim - I'll look for your jersey. I'm not sure if you are the guy but before last year's ride I ran into a 50+ jersey guy parked near me. I introduced myself but my memory is a bit weak on...
09-01-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By bobby c

Civil War Century

Any 50+ folks heading out for the annual Civil War Century September 12th (http://www.baltobikeclub.org/index.pl/cwc)? I've been doing this for a few years & love the ride. However this has been an...
09-01-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By bobby c

1. Udderly Smooth is my choice. Inexpensive &...

1. Udderly Smooth is my choice. Inexpensive & works for me: http://www.uddercream.com/
09-01-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,519
Posted By bobby c

Great bike, my wife rides that same one. I ride...

Great bike, my wife rides that same one. I ride an '05 TCR, love those bikes:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/bclasen/Bikes/TCR_Resized.jpg
08-31-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By bobby c

There's a bunch of YouTube videos on this product...

There's a bunch of YouTube videos on this product that DZ produced. Well worth the view....
02-26-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By bobby c

All, Thanks for the replies, since my first...

All,

Thanks for the replies, since my first post our plans are now set. We arrive in Oz on March 7th in Brisbane and depart from Sydney on the 28th. In between we'll be in Cairns, Daintree,...
12-19-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By bobby c

Well I know I have to be careful about rooting...

Well I know I have to be careful about rooting for the wrong team I think. Since I got some rellies in Queensland, some in NSW, some in South Australia and some in Victoria, I'll be careful to change...
12-15-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By bobby c

Thanks Cave, I'll pick up the Bike Paths book...

Thanks Cave, I'll pick up the Bike Paths book when I'm down under. We'll be staying in St Kilda so that looks interesting. I just looked it up, looks like the foreshore would be a nice, easy ride,...
12-04-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By bobby c

Thanks for the great suggestions mates!

Thanks for the great suggestions mates!
12-03-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,643
Posted By bobby c

Yankee here coming to Oz in early fall....suggestions?

Good day all,

My wife and I (she's a rider as well) will be visiting Australia for a few weeks in March of '09 and we'd like to get some riding in. We have rellies scattered around, but most are...
11-12-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,446
Posted By bobby c

OK - now some shots of some centuries we've been...

OK - now some shots of some centuries we've been on.

Here's my wife on the Bay Country Century, hours after Hurricane Ernesto came through. That was one dirty and wet ride:...
11-12-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,446
Posted By bobby c

OK, I'll post a few. This post is of where I ride...

OK, I'll post a few. This post is of where I ride most of the time, in and around Montgomery County, MD.

Couple of friends on a ride:...
10-16-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By bobby c

Bike to work and get reimbursed!

Buried in the $700 billion bailout is a provision for companies to reimburse employees for biking to work:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2008270252_nwwbikesubsidy16.html
Forum: Northeast
10-16-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,929
Posted By bobby c

All - looks like we got a bit of an incentive to...

All - looks like we got a bit of an incentive to bike to work next year!

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2008270252_nwwbikesubsidy16.html
10-15-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,443
Posted By bobby c

We clearly need a pie chart: ...

We clearly need a pie chart:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c62/bclasen/Misc/piechart.jpg
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