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01-17-22, 11:35 PM
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Posted By rsbob

26 M ID 1K gain. 23 MPH ave speed 187 Watts ave,...

26 M ID 1K gain. 23 MPH ave speed 187 Watts ave,

A younger friend did the same at 318 Watts. Getting older is such a drag
01-17-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,143
Posted By rsbob

Their are plenty of cyclists that don’t have...

Their are plenty of cyclists that don’t have solidarity with other cyclists. People tend to be tribal but even in those tribes there are the non-conformists.
01-16-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By rsbob

When you give up on achieving your dreams. When...

When you give up on achieving your dreams. When I was three I wanted to drive a street sweeper. It sadly never happened.
01-16-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,027
Posted By rsbob

OMG! You are so right. Please donít tell the...

OMG! You are so right. Please donít tell the pro and semi-pro racers or they might run for governor of California.
01-16-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By rsbob

I never shave when I am waving. Or vice versa -...

I never shave when I am waving. Or vice versa - not that coordinated or care.
01-16-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,143
Posted By rsbob

Don’t really feel it. Did get a thumbs up from a...

Don’t really feel it. Did get a thumbs up from a tourer once but didn’t take it personally. ;)
01-14-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,027
Posted By rsbob

Since I have body hair like a chimp, I use a Wahl...

Since I have body hair like a chimp, I use a Wahl clipper with the smallest guard and manscape my legs and arms. So I keep those areas about 1/4” and it makes applying sunscreen a snap.

Shaved my...
01-13-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 778
Posted By rsbob

I’m seeing one of those large cylindrical ones...

I’m seeing one of those large cylindrical ones with a red needle with the MPH laid out: ****5**** 10**** 15**** 20**** 25****30 with a cable drive that goes to the front wheel hub. Probably weighs...
01-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,415
Posted By rsbob

Rode one windy day here with 25-30 sustained with...

Rode one windy day here with 25-30 sustained with gusts up to 40. Going into it was dicey but manageable but decided to stay away from my gravel route due to large trees potential to lose branches. ...
01-13-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By rsbob

I just have to disagree with that. :)

I just have to disagree with that. :)
01-12-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By rsbob

You definitely need one of these and they are...

You definitely need one of these and they are cheap:

...
01-12-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 966
Posted By rsbob

partial credit.

partial credit.
01-12-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By rsbob

Sure beats blow, hookers or copious amounts of...

Sure beats blow, hookers or copious amounts of alcohol.
01-12-22, 11:04 PM
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Views: 258,192
Posted By rsbob

Zwift: 33M ID & 2K climbing. 175Watts average...

Zwift: 33M ID & 2K climbing. 175Watts average 18MPH ave speed, sigh
01-12-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,506
Views: 258,192
Posted By rsbob

My wife and I should be spending January in the...

My wife and I should be spending January in the San Luis Obispo area cycling right now to get away from the rain and snow up here is Washington state. However, between Omicron and all the roads and...
01-11-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By rsbob

Reminds me of an incident many years ago sans two...

Reminds me of an incident many years ago sans two wheels. I was an avid runner and cyclist but was out for a run in the late Fall when the sun was setting around 4:45. I was running a road I had...
01-11-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By rsbob

…old when, you say your first bike was a flat...

…old when, you say your first bike was a flat bar, gravel fixie-

otherwise known a single speed balloon tired 35 lb non-descript bike with a heavy duty paper delivery rack on the back and infamous...
01-11-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 966
Posted By rsbob

only one on a factory wheel when I hit a good...

only one on a factory wheel when I hit a good sized pothole That was probably 35 years ago,

broke a back spoke on my MTB a week ago and wasn’t doing anything too crazy. ;)
01-11-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,506
Views: 258,192
Posted By rsbob

Rode with my virtual buddy, Cadence for 1.5 hours...

Rode with my virtual buddy, Cadence for 1.5 hours at 23.5 MPH. Went through three large glasses of water and my spouse holding her nose when she popped her head into the pain cave.
01-11-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By rsbob

Oh man! You mean my 70s 35 lb Schwinn Varsity...

Oh man! You mean my 70s 35 lb Schwinn Varsity (in beautiful brown) was the original gravel bike and I trashed it? I could have answered my own OP question.

Here I was trend setter before there...
01-11-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,743
Posted By rsbob

Yup. At 67 my FTP measured last month was 226...

Yup. At 67 my FTP measured last month was 226 and it was my first measure so I wasnít quite sure how far to push myself so I kept some in reserve.
01-11-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By rsbob

Excellent responses all around. Many good...

Excellent responses all around. Many good answers and maybe a couple of dubious ;) but they have definitely shone a light on ‘why’. Appreciate the responses.

As an aside, I have 32s on my...
01-10-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By rsbob

Why is Gravel Riding Such a Thing?

Am being sincere. Being a long term roadie, I really love smooth as glass pavement and find rough pavement over many miles wearing and annoying. I have been mountain biking for at least 25 years...
01-10-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By rsbob

I would wager a bet that all of us would prefer...

I would wager a bet that all of us would prefer to ride outdoors rather than inside. I know I do! You live in an ideal area for cycling, but for many this time of year itís just not possible, so an...
01-09-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By rsbob

I used to have much the same opinion when I had a...

I used to have much the same opinion when I had a basic cell phone and people had these fancy Ďsmartí phones. My phone worked just fine and did what it was supposed to do make calls. Eventually it...
01-09-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,743
Posted By rsbob

funny about the welding rig. I see parents...

funny about the welding rig.

I see parents hauling around their young kids in bicycle trailers and always think, now thereís a workout. But seldom do you seem them hill climbing. With the...
01-08-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,743
Posted By rsbob

[QUOTE=cubewheels;22366817]Ofc, a trailer. ...

[QUOTE=cubewheels;22366817]Ofc, a trailer.

For what it's worth, I did it last November before I bought a new wheelset. The weight of the battery and me on the bike bent the freewheel axle even...
01-08-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,371
Posted By rsbob

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9046b686_9379_4815_8242_951df4815669_60d1acf91e599a1b0418c5bbb16df357f0f28635.jpeg
Jan 2022...
01-08-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By rsbob

I have about 80 MatchBox cars which I played with...

I have about 80 MatchBox cars which I played with in the 60s and about 100í of AMX Aurora Dan Gurney Special HO slot car track and cars. The track and slot cars will go to my grandson.
01-08-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,743
Posted By rsbob

A bike will help a bit but what he really needs...

A bike will help a bit but what he really needs are some low rolling resistance tires AND more training.
01-08-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,281
Posted By rsbob

I walk the dog 2.5 to 3 miles a day so not much...

I walk the dog 2.5 to 3 miles a day so not much impact but its good for both of us....
01-08-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By rsbob

The only bummer is to reduce sweets at night...

The only bummer is to reduce sweets at night (life without dessert?) and alcohol (still having my glass of red wine). Very enjoyable read.
Forum: Foo
01-08-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By rsbob

Secret stalkers (ignore the yellow jersey)

Secret stalkers (ignore the yellow jersey)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20,311
Views: 4,604,372
Posted By rsbob

Cycling cap with visor/front flap for cool days...

Cycling cap with visor/front flap for cool days when the sun is low and black and red Pearl gloves for warmer days. Still waiting on 2 Conti 5000Tls I ordered in June.
01-07-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By rsbob

Beats the band. More than you can shake a...

Beats the band.
More than you can shake a stick at.
Doesnít that beat all?
Oh my land!
Golly
01-07-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By rsbob

WOW. It’s amazing what percentage of 50+ year...

WOW. It’s amazing what percentage of 50+ year olds have exceeded 200,000’. You guys are awesome!

And those with a few less are still showing those punk kids.
01-07-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,281
Posted By rsbob

I wonder if standing while cycling can be...

I wonder if standing while cycling can be considered a weight bearing exercise, which is proven to be beneficial? If so, it might be enough reason to incrementally increase out of the saddle time.
01-07-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By rsbob

When your friends say, Let’s have dinner at 4:30...

When your friends say, Let’s have dinner at 4:30 so we don’t have to drive in the dark.

When your friends drive sensible cars. Yeah you may not be a teenager but do you really have to give up...
01-07-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By rsbob

Bought the Kindle version on Amazon and this is a...

Bought the Kindle version on Amazon and this is a well researched, informative, easy to read book. THANKS for recommending!
01-07-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By rsbob

No problem my son. Was ordained back in the 70s....

No problem my son. Was ordained back in the 70s. :)
01-06-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,606
Posted By rsbob

My father turned 90 in August and is still going...

My father turned 90 in August and is still going strong. He never sits around and always has some project going. Last year he built a 500’ concrete wall, painted it, planted an orchard, did some...
01-06-22, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By rsbob

Say two Hail Marys and five Our Fathers and go...

Say two Hail Marys and five Our Fathers and go convert a bike to gravel. Go in peace.
01-06-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26,155
Views: 2,766,628
Posted By rsbob

Did the Alpe de Zwift which is a faithful replica...

Did the Alpe de Zwift which is a faithful replica of Alpe D’huez. On one hand it was fun and on the other it was a slog. Great stats while climbing on distances of switchbacks, average heart rate and...
01-06-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,731
Posted By rsbob

The OP stated he has type 2 diabetes. Are you...

The OP stated he has type 2 diabetes. Are you trying to kill him or just is this just about you?
01-06-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 529
Posted By rsbob

It is rainy day only since it clips on and off in...

It is rainy day only since it clips on and off in 10 secs. Thanks for the compliment,
01-06-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,743
Posted By rsbob

This very scientific method must be for beginning...

This very scientific method must be for beginning untrained cyclists since my mediocre 67 YO ftp is way off the high end of the scale. Look our 30 year old beginners! The author needs to revisit...
01-06-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,743
Posted By rsbob

If you want to race, talk to local bike shop...

If you want to race, talk to local bike shop about juniors racing programs in the area. They can teach you skills, endurance and power. Going out and riding is fun but if you really want to be FAST...
01-05-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 529
Posted By rsbob

https://sks-us.com/collections/fenders/quickreleas...

https://sks-us.com/collections/fenders/quickrelease+rear-fender

I limited the search results but you can expand to see all.

A similar product (X-Blade) which I mended after a MTB crash. Use it...
01-04-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,506
Views: 258,192
Posted By rsbob

24 at an average speed of 24 MPH ID. Couldnít...

24 at an average speed of 24 MPH ID. Couldnít wait for the hour to complete. Did pass my stress test though.
01-04-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By rsbob

OK you busted me. A 50 year old in good health...

OK you busted me. A 50 year old in good health can easily live another 35+ years. Both my parents are in their 80s. Compare that to a 25 year that can live another 60+ years. If I had a finite...
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