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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-17, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,742
Posted By jhglaw

I recommend that you select a bike that when you...

I recommend that you select a bike that when you are fitted to the seat tube, the top of your saddle is even with the top of your bars with a level stem. I also recommend that you get a bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,246
Posted By jhglaw

Hardest ride

Riding home holding the stem in one hand due to breaking the elbow on the other arm
12-12-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,714
Posted By jhglaw

collarbone

I had a clean break in the middle of the collar bone and a spiral fracture running the full length of the outside half. Lots of doctors from the hospital and medical offices came by to look at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By jhglaw

Zipp 30 Course rim brake wheel set and Vittorrio...

Zipp 30 Course rim brake wheel set and Vittorrio Corsa graphene 25 mm tires. The 21/25 mm rim expands the tires to 28 mm. About $800 total. Smooth and fast.
10-21-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 19,087
Posted By jhglaw

height/weight

I am age 66, 6' tall and weigh 175. I was 160 at age 25.
10-19-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,106
Posted By jhglaw

Heart rate

I am 66. My max HR is 176 which I sometimes hit at the top of THE HILL. If I try a little harder, I start to feel faint. If I keep my HR at 160 - 165; I am working hard, I cannot talk, my legs are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,327
Posted By jhglaw

Zipp 30 course wheels and Vittorio Corsa Graphene...

Zipp 30 course wheels and Vittorio Corsa Graphene 25 mm tires
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,768
Posted By jhglaw

Velomax Orion II wheels

I have Velomax Orion II wheels on my backup bike, an aluminum Specialized speed demon. The bike and wheels have about 2000 miles on them. I was checking out the wheels recently. They are still in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,663
Posted By jhglaw

Wider rims and tires

Today i replaced my 15/21 aluminum rim wheels and 23 mm tires with 21/25 aluminum rim wheels and 25 mm tires. The net width increase is about 5 mm. The weight per wheel/tire increased 2 oz. I ran the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 44,095
Posted By jhglaw

6' 1/2" height, 32" inseam, long back, 59" Spec...

6' 1/2" height, 32" inseam, long back, 59" Spec Tarmac w 120 cm stem, 2" drop. I ride 60% hoods and 40% drops. If I had to change my stem, I would go longer rather than shorter.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By jhglaw

I have a 2013 Tarmac Expert w Ultegra DI2. It...

I have a 2013 Tarmac Expert w Ultegra DI2. It shifts flawlessly. The biggest difference is shifting the front rings. Despite the wide spread of a 52/36 mid-compact, it shifts instantly. It takes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,996
Posted By jhglaw

Twenty miles late afternoon on my new Tarmac...

Twenty miles late afternoon on my new Tarmac Expert along the coast in San Diego. I guessed right on the temperature and clothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-13, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,123
Posted By jhglaw

Specialized Tarmac Expert SL4 (10r) w full...

Specialized Tarmac Expert SL4 (10r) w full Ultegra (electric), Dura Ace wheels, Zipp stem. This bike replaces a 3 year old Tarmac Expert SL (10r) w Fulcrum Racing One wheels. The new bike is way...
12-25-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By jhglaw

Safest Helmut

I don't care how many vents my helmet has or whether it is a little heavier. I want a helmet that protects my brain. If a harder outer shell and more crush material will give me more protection, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,203
Posted By jhglaw

Its me, the perp again. That picture of the...

Its me, the perp again. That picture of the curves is pretty good. The road is actually really hairy at 50. However, the pavement is always perfect, I never see any gravel and there is no place for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,203
Posted By jhglaw

Yes. A descent. Depending on the wind, my speed...

Yes. A descent. Depending on the wind, my speed has ranged from 38 to 50 at that spot. I spin out before 40 and relay on gravity.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,203
Posted By jhglaw

Pulled over for speeding

I was riding my new Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Cabrillo National Monument at Pt. Loma in San Diego and got pulled over for speeding by a national park police officer. I was going 40 in a 25...
07-30-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 136,117
Posted By jhglaw

My Crash

I crashed on a mountain bike and hit my forehead. I always buy helmets that come down to me eyebrows in front. I crushed the front of the helmet with my forehead. I was unconscious about 5 minutes. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By jhglaw

You cab mash the pedals with more force because...

You cab mash the pedals with more force because you can pull up on the bars.
03-18-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,233
Posted By jhglaw

The brutal and humbling part is the uphill part....

The brutal and humbling part is the uphill part. I ride up some very steep hills. I recently took an older bike to some hilly terrain and discovered once I got there that it would not shift. I was...
03-13-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By jhglaw

I rode Penasquitos on Saturday. The parking lot...

I rode Penasquitos on Saturday. The parking lot is .8 mile from the right turn onto Sorrento Valley. I took my new hardtail stumpjumer for its first ride in the dirt. Huge improvement over my 12 year...
03-11-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By jhglaw

You can start w Penasquitos Canyon. I think it is...

You can start w Penasquitos Canyon. I think it is about 10 miles each way and very nice. You go north on 805 to Mira Mesa Blvd, exit and follow the access road on the east side of 805 to Sorrento...
03-11-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,233
Posted By jhglaw

It is brutal and humbling unless you are riding...

It is brutal and humbling unless you are riding more or less level rough terrain. You probably won't like it. If you buy or build a single speed mountain bike you will not ride it much.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,517
Posted By jhglaw

I bought a Tarmac Expert w 10r carbon and Fulcrum...

I bought a Tarmac Expert w 10r carbon and Fulcrum Racing One wheels in September. It is comfortable on 50 mile rides and fast as blazes. I do not believe I have given up any comfort w my selection. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,641
Posted By jhglaw

My Lemond Zurich is twitchy and unstable at...

My Lemond Zurich is twitchy and unstable at speeds above about 32 mph. I bought a Specialized Tarmac last month. It is stable all the way to 48 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,344
Posted By jhglaw

If you ride enough or exercise your butt enough...

If you ride enough or exercise your butt enough it will get firm and not hurt; provided that you ride a firm saddle that has a cut out in the middle like the aspide. My butt never hurts on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By jhglaw

Buy the Tarmac is you can afford it. I recently...

Buy the Tarmac is you can afford it. I recently replaced a 5 year old Allez/Ultegra/Carbonfork/Carbonseatstays with a 2010 Tarmac Expert/UltegraSL. The old bike is a very nice bike but the Tarmac is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,307
Posted By jhglaw

6'0" long torso, short legs, 56 cm frame w 110 mm...

6'0" long torso, short legs, 56 cm frame w 110 mm stem
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By jhglaw

Counting the miles in the ambulance?

Counting the miles in the ambulance?
03-02-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,159
Posted By jhglaw

When I was a kid we had a Schwinn tandem balloon...

When I was a kid we had a Schwinn tandem balloon tire one speed. I used to ride it everywhere, by myself, from the back seat. It was very easy to keep straight or to turn at whatever angle I...
02-02-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,200
Posted By jhglaw

If you are 6' and .6" are you 6 ' or 6'...

If you are 6' and .6" are you 6 ' or 6' 1"?
12-26-07, 11:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,194
Posted By jhglaw

I bought a 2008 VW GTI. I can easily put one...

I bought a 2008 VW GTI. I can easily put one road bike in the back without taking off a wheel. I got a 6 speed stick, 2 door w fancy rubber floor mats and no other options that listed for $23x. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-07, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By jhglaw

I am 6' 0" tall w a long torso. I ride a 57 cm...

I am 6' 0" tall w a long torso. I ride a 57 cm lemond w a 110 stem (instead of the stock 120) which makes it a 56.
12-07-07, 12:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,299
Posted By jhglaw

I have a scar under my chin from a guy who won a...

I have a scar under my chin from a guy who won a medal in judo in the Pan American games and went to the olympics twice as a heavy weight. I got the cut from a little tap in a touch football game. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-07, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By jhglaw

A guy that regularly rides the Tecate to Rosarito...

A guy that regularly rides the Tecate to Rosarito 50 mile ride has two artificial hips and has no problems that I know of. Because he is young and will have to have them done again at some point, he...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By jhglaw

(wreck 1) cracked elbow (funny bone) - hurt...

(wreck 1) cracked elbow (funny bone) - hurt enough to puke,
(wreck 2) collar bone broken into three pieces, lots of internal bleeding, gruesome lividity - hurt some
(wreck 3) shattered bony ridge...
11-18-07, 07:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,748
Posted By jhglaw

Last year it was 28 degrees when I got back to me...

Last year it was 28 degrees when I got back to me car a little after dark.
10-12-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By jhglaw

30 years ago, flying down a steep hill, spun out...

30 years ago, flying down a steep hill, spun out in top gear, some jerk pulled out from a stop sign, saw me and stopped, completely blocking the whole right side of the road. I tried to swing around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By jhglaw

What does 400 watts mean? Is it 400 watts in a...

What does 400 watts mean? Is it 400 watts in a given time interval? What interval?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By jhglaw

Oakley M frames are the solution. Your head...

Oakley M frames are the solution. Your head should be angled down. If you try to hold your head even close to level you will have a terrible time w neck strain.
08-24-07, 11:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,079
Posted By jhglaw

My wife has an older 5 passenger toyota...

My wife has an older 5 passenger toyota highlander. With the back seats folded flat, I can lay one bike flat, add a single bed size foam pad from my camping days and lay another bike on top without...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 06:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,921
Posted By jhglaw

age 14: 6' 115 lbs age 57: 6' 175...

age 14:
6'
115 lbs

age 57:
6'
175 lbs

goal:
165lbs
08-02-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By jhglaw

Hitting it w a ball peen hammer won't give you a...

Hitting it w a ball peen hammer won't give you a good, round fit. You need to press a slightly tapered cone into it which is likely to give you a much better, round fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By jhglaw

Shoes that are wide at the forefoot stay on my...

Shoes that are wide at the forefoot stay on my feet fine since the heel/ankle/back-top fit snug but I can slide the foreback back and forth.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By jhglaw

Shoe fit - heels snug - wide at front

I searched the forum and did not find an answer. My feet are average width at the heel and extra narrow at the forefoot. In most shoes of the correct length my heels do not move in any direction. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By jhglaw

If you want to sell something, price it at the...

If you want to sell something, price it at the point where you would think you were getting a good deal if you were trying to buy it. If you worry too much about not getting top dollar, you are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,095
Posted By jhglaw

If it is very noticeble to you, getting worse and...

If it is very noticeble to you, getting worse and undetectable to the mechanic; it sounds like an ear infection or mini stroke.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-07, 09:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,428
Posted By jhglaw

Gorgeous

Gorgeous
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,700
Posted By jhglaw

My Specialzed E5 is absolutely stable in 45 mph...

My Specialzed E5 is absolutely stable in 45 mph downhill switchbacks. My Lemond Zurich (carbon/steel) is spooky in the same switchbacks at 38.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By jhglaw

Fresh rubber for safety

Does anyone else worry about tires that are a year or so old, dry looking and with lots of little cracks that have not "worn out" by wearing down the rubber in the middle? I sometimes think about my...
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