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Forum: Commuting
11-28-16, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,851
Posted By decosse

The Delta Works have to be one of the most...

The Delta Works have to be one of the most impressive engineering projects ever. A former boyfriend lived(s) in Rotterdam and I spent a lot of time in the Netherlands several years back. In this...
Forum: Foo
11-26-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 1,297,154
Posted By decosse

Pretty modest next to some of the awesome rides...

Pretty modest next to some of the awesome rides here. Thought the trees were purty, though :D


https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5659/31147486141_14c361d2d2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Psp1t8)
11-19-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,949
Posted By decosse

SUV is a Range Rover, I believe. 147 MPH no...

SUV is a Range Rover, I believe. 147 MPH no problem with minimal mods if any. There would be safety mods for both rider and driver, some things done to facilitate drafting.



Shea Holbrook was...
11-14-16, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24,353
Views: 2,266,605
Posted By decosse

Just 10 miles today. Moving, work scheduling,...

Just 10 miles today. Moving, work scheduling, health issues, and summer heat kept me off my bikes for almost 6 mos. I was determined to get on again and since the Lapierre is in getting new cables, I...
11-13-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By decosse

I have a Specialized Vita Sport -and am 5'10-11...

I have a Specialized Vita Sport -and am 5'10-11 (shrinking, lol). They do come in an XL frame, which I have, and it fits well. I believe -if I remember correctly- it would approximate a Sirrus L in...
11-13-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,652
Posted By decosse

Each time I ride. My Specialized Vita hybrid...

Each time I ride.

My Specialized Vita hybrid uses "urban" treaded Spec. Nimbus (28 x 700) with Spec. Schrader-valve tubes. They are supposed to be at 115-125 psi (I go 110-115) but seem to lose...
11-07-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By decosse

So glad she came out of it ok, and the helmet did...

So glad she came out of it ok, and the helmet did it's job!
10-21-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By decosse

I refer more to the tires that came on mine, not...

I refer more to the tires that came on mine, not the bike itself. They are relatively narrow (at work now, so I can't look up the size) and high pressure -over 110 psi. That makes for a faster...
10-21-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By decosse

I have a Vita Sport and really enjoy(ed) it!...

I have a Vita Sport and really enjoy(ed) it! Stems, or handlebars for that matter are easily replaceable and don't have to be at all pricey. If that is your biggest concern, a good bike shop should...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,345
Posted By decosse

No, my budget would only allow me the 100. But I...

No, my budget would only allow me the 100. But I can't complain. One thing nice about the Sensium is that it's totally upgradable. Other than mine having a Tiagra 4600 10 speed groupset and the paint...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,345
Posted By decosse

Beautiful bike, well written review! Enjoy it,...

Beautiful bike, well written review! Enjoy it, I'm very pleased with my Sensium.
10-10-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By decosse

Nice job! Thanks for sharing the photos,...

Nice job! Thanks for sharing the photos, beautiful countryside.
10-04-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,312
Posted By decosse

I paid full MSRP on my Specialized Vita. However...

I paid full MSRP on my Specialized Vita. However it was a new model that was ordered for me, not one in stock. It included a Body Geometry fitting by their pro, one free tune-up, and 10% discount on...
09-27-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,741
Posted By decosse

I just got back from a ride and we were...

I just got back from a ride and we were discussing this very thing. I get bad headaches about 2-3 hours after riding. A fellow on the ride does, too. We both think it is a delayed reaction to tension...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By decosse

+1 on the Las Vegas Cyclery. Voted #14...

+1 on the Las Vegas Cyclery. Voted #14 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=14) of the best 50 bike shops in America by the Active Times. The 50 Best Bike Shops in America...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,959
Posted By decosse

I was web-surfing while watching the Tour de...

I was web-surfing while watching the Tour de France and Team FDJ's TdF videos and got sidetracked to the team cars. They were using Škoda Octavia Sedans and Estates. The closest you would come to an...
09-10-15, 09:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,847
Posted By decosse

I use CycloMeter for Windows phone. It works very...

I use CycloMeter for Windows phone. It works very well, and includes ability to connect to a heart rate monitor. It will direct upload to Strava, Facebook, MapMyFitness, and SkyDrive. It saves as an...
Forum: Southwest
08-29-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By decosse

With fall weather, Las Vegas is full of cycling events- a busy few weeks

We are having a busy month or two in Las Vegas now the summer heat is near its end. Five rides, two of them memorial, three benefit, Interbike and it's associated events, and the CrossVegas race.
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08-15-15, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,086
Posted By decosse

love the Elmira Gulch reference...

love the Elmira Gulch reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4kiXh8YOzk
08-14-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,290
Posted By decosse

So sad to hear about Deb and Larry. Another of...

So sad to hear about Deb and Larry. Another of the seven, Matthew Hunt, a very active member of the Las Vegas cycling community, succumbed to his injuries just a few days ago. It is a shame, but...
08-09-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,885
Posted By decosse

I have a '14 Lapierre Sensium and I am very happy...

I have a '14 Lapierre Sensium and I am very happy with it. It is their endurance model, and as IcySmooth52 says, their use of varying types and methods with the carbon makes for a fairly comfortable...
Forum: Introductions
08-09-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By decosse

Welcome to the forums! I'm in Las Vegas, there...

Welcome to the forums! I'm in Las Vegas, there are a few of us on BF. I've gotten a lot of good advice, some laughs, and a few :eek: s here.

Have you checked out any of the local bike shops?...
07-28-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,519
Posted By decosse

Glad to hear you and the Ridley are intact other...

Glad to hear you and the Ridley are intact other than a scratch and ego bruise. :D! I trust you protected the bike with your body ;). It does seem one can only do that in front of an audience. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,916
Posted By decosse

YW! Yea, LaPierre doesn't have a big name in the...

YW! Yea, LaPierre doesn't have a big name in the US- only started selling here last summer. They've been around in the EU for a long time, and had a podium finish in last years' TdF. Their website is...
07-26-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By decosse

Thanks for sharing your ride and photos! I grew...

Thanks for sharing your ride and photos! I grew up in the Southern Tier (Owego) and Fingerlakes (Waterloo) and plan on going back in about four years to retire (mostly). I've been wondering what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,916
Posted By decosse

If you have time, and have a local dealer, try...

If you have time, and have a local dealer, try out the LaPierre Sensium and Pulsium ranges. I don't have a lot of experience to compare bikes, but I did ride this back to back with the "entry level"...
06-20-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,697
Posted By decosse

Maguiar's Quick Detailer for touch up. Mother's...

Maguiar's Quick Detailer for touch up. Mother's Car Wash, and Turtle Wax T-9 Wax and Dry to finish. I figure if it's made for high-end automotive finishes, it should work fine on the bike.
Forum: Foo
06-06-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By decosse

Triple Crown "h*ly sh*t"

Gotta love live TV! Congratulations to American Pharoah and Victor Espinosa. And the live "H*ly sh*t!" from him was so appropriate it didn't register for a few minutes ;) ...
06-01-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By decosse

Yep, that's it :) Oh, I'm a real rebel :D I have...

Yep, that's it :) Oh, I'm a real rebel :D I have a mirror on my helmet, my water bottles are random, only one of my 3 jerseys matches my bike (none are club), and I have a small seat bag. I may get...
06-01-15, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By decosse

Kind of timely- we hit over 100 degrees today in...

Kind of timely- we hit over 100 degrees today in southern Nevada :eek: , and I was out until noon. Not the best, I had a mild case of heat exhaustion.

I work nights, too. 4pm-midnight on 2 nights,...
Forum: Foo
05-31-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,231
Posted By decosse

Lol, the American Idol syndrome. Adding vocal...

Lol, the American Idol syndrome. Adding vocal acrobatics seems an ego thing. It just gets in the way of the song.
05-31-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,576
Posted By decosse

+1 Just to add... From a cyclist viewpoint,...

+1

Just to add... From a cyclist viewpoint, tho I personally wouldn't want someone to blast by me, I prefer they don't dawdle if the way is clear. All of my cycling involves being on fastish (40...
05-31-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,055
Posted By decosse

Politics aside, according to this article (though...

Politics aside, according to this article (though it is 8 years old) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team » My Un-Conventional Ride (http://slipstreamsports.com/2008/08/29/my-un-conventional-ride/) and...
05-30-15, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By decosse

Update on fit

You were spot on :) The saddle was fine for 10-15 mile rides, but once I started 20 mile rides, it became uncomfortable, as you and my LBS guy had hinted. I valiantly tried to HTFU, but when I upped...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,604
Posted By decosse

When I got mine, they had a couple of other...

When I got mine, they had a couple of other Sensiums, one larger, one smaller, I think 3-4 Pulsiums and a couple of Xelius that I saw, but it is a large place. They were in different ranges, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,604
Posted By decosse

A large, but privately owned LBS carries them...

A large, but privately owned LBS carries them along with Specialized, Moots, Surly, and others, so they get a lot of traffic. Being in an area with 12 month cycling helps, too ;)

Great bike! Ah...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,859
Posted By decosse

I hear ya! Safety first :innocent: I had to...

I hear ya! Safety first :innocent: I had to suffer riding here 453451 Saturday.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,604
Posted By decosse

Thanks! The cages were an impulse-they had put...

Thanks! The cages were an impulse-they had put the red w/white on for me. Wasn't sure I liked all the red, so I got a white w/red to try and, well :D I had to change the seat, tho. It came with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,604
Posted By decosse

Finally-a fellow Lapierre owner :thumb: ! Mine is...

Finally-a fellow Lapierre owner :thumb: ! Mine is a '14 Sensium, though- I don't have a big enough pocketbook for a Xelius or Aircode ;), and going from a hybrid to a road bike, I thought it was best...
Forum: Foo
03-12-15, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,971
Posted By decosse

All interesting, thanks! the tough part for me is...

All interesting, thanks! the tough part for me is you can no longer trust reviews. I have been told with tech, the top ratings are frequently from the developer and sponsor , the bottom ones could be...
Forum: Foo
03-11-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,971
Posted By decosse

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check them all...

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check them all out. I use Win 8.1 and whatever IE Explorer is current-11-12? (yeah, I know, boring, lol). I may try Firefox again someday. I used it a few years ago...
Forum: Foo
03-10-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,971
Posted By decosse

Video Downloader?

Does anyone know of a safe, decent downloader to use with Y*uT*be or similar? I had this YTD Video Downloader - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com...
02-22-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,479
Posted By decosse

This is one of mine- LaPierre Sensium.. ...

This is one of mine- LaPierre Sensium..

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02-22-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By decosse

I hear ya! I was hearing a persistent click every...

I hear ya! I was hearing a persistent click every rotation of the crank. When I stopped pedaling, it stopped. Turned out my mini-pump's retracting handle was out just enough for my shoe to tap it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By decosse

Cyclometer app does something like that, it can...

Cyclometer app does something like that, it can be a fun incentive. Or a PIA, lol. Depends on what I want, it can be shut off and just give you current stats.
01-25-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By decosse

:twitchy: Walla! :twitchy: :twitchy:...

:twitchy:

Walla! :twitchy: :twitchy: :twitchy: :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By decosse

I bought a 2014 at a very nice discount the last...

I bought a 2014 at a very nice discount the last week of November-and it had to be ordered. There were 2015s in the shop then. My LBS had a too large '14 at a sale price, and did a warehouse search,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-15, 05:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,302
Posted By decosse

Wow, those are some umm challenging roundabouts...

Wow, those are some umm challenging roundabouts :twitchy: ! I had some previous experience with them during several visits to Scotland. Not being entirely comfortable driving on the left and only...
12-27-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 52,580
Posted By decosse

Ok, mine are diverse. I've shown my Specialized...

Ok, mine are diverse. I've shown my Specialized Vita hybrid here before- I've learned so much about riding with her.

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Bianchi Milano city bike-the one that made me rediscover the joy of...
12-27-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 52,580
Posted By decosse

That is one beautiful frame, jbchybridrider! I...

That is one beautiful frame, jbchybridrider! I imagine planning it has given you a lot of enjoyment, and the future rides will, too!





I hadn't seen that color combo before, I really like...
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