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06-22-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Planemaker

Tim, you and it think alike. Now that I consider...

Tim, you and it think alike. Now that I consider it, I'm sure it's wise to attach anything to my carbon fork. For safety reasons, I rather buy a fork with braze ons integrated in the fork or since...
06-21-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Planemaker

Bottle Cage Mounts For Fork

Looking for some bottle cage mounts that I put on my fork. I thought Blackburn made some but, I was mistaken. Can anybody point me in the right direction.
06-21-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Planemaker

I'm looking at doing some bikepacking myself. I...

I'm looking at doing some bikepacking myself. I don't see any reason my Litespeed gravel bike can't do double duty.

I'v even thinking of getting rid of the road bike and letting the Litespeed do...
06-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By Planemaker

REcommend A Chain

My recent experience with a field conversion to single speed help me to realize that replacing the chain is something not to fear and I should be doing that maintenance myself.

I've always had the...
06-16-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Planemaker

Wipperman 11 Speed Quick Link

We had to perform a first ever field conversion to single speed yesterday. None of us had a Shimano quick link so, we had to make sure that the link pin was not completely pushed out of the link. It...
06-13-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By Planemaker

Ultegra 6800 with AB rings and couldn't be...

Ultegra 6800 with AB rings and couldn't be happier.
06-13-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By Planemaker

Hunt 650 Carbon Gravel Wheels

Any real world experience with these wheels? Hunt 650B Carbon Wheels (https://www.huntbikewheels.cc/collections/gravel-wheels/products/650b-adventurecarbon-disc)

For that mater any real world...
05-08-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,313
Posted By Planemaker

Dark Speed Works...

Dark Speed Works (https://darkspeedworks.com/products.htm)

These are about the best I've seen
05-08-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,313
Posted By Planemaker

I bought this bag and really wanted to like it....

I bought this bag and really wanted to like it. However, a rough 100 miles at Land Run ruined the bag.

The problem is that it's impossible to get the bolts tightened securely enough to keep them...
05-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,435
Posted By Planemaker

I'll be 63 in June and live in Wichita Kansas....

I'll be 63 in June and live in Wichita Kansas. There is a rather large group of us who are "long in the tooth" riding gravel.
04-30-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,642
Posted By Planemaker

Congratulations on a top 10 finish, you earned it...

Congratulations on a top 10 finish, you earned it for sure.
04-28-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,642
Posted By Planemaker

Open Range Gravel Race

The ride was yesterday with a 200k race and a 100k ride (I rode the 100k). The ride took place in Central Kansas where there is little tree cover. When we started there were sustained winds in the...
03-24-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Planemaker

For that price, have you looked into titanium? ...

For that price, have you looked into titanium?

I love my litespeed titanium gravel bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,189
Posted By Planemaker

I just looked at the helmet and the wave matetima...

I just looked at the helmet and the wave matetima is not attached to the foam in the top of the helmet. A strap for a light or GoPro can easily be attached.
03-20-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 74,153
Posted By Planemaker

I love my Absolute Black chainrings 48-32. You...

I love my Absolute Black chainrings 48-32. You will not be disappointed.

I went from a 46-30 FSA chainrings and the 48-32 ovals are easier to turn over on hills.
03-19-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,894
Posted By Planemaker

Agreed, I do eat during long rides and count...

Agreed, I do eat during long rides and count those calories. I just don't go on an eating binge after a long ride.
03-19-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,894
Posted By Planemaker

I fijnd that unless you use a heart rate monitor,...

I fijnd that unless you use a heart rate monitor, the calories burned calculation from fitness devices and phone apps way overstate calories burned. I found at times my post ride snack exceeded my...
03-19-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,894
Posted By Planemaker

I fijnd that unless you use a heart rate monitor,...

I fijnd that unless you use a heart rate monitor, the calories burned calculation from fitness devices and phone apps way overstate calories burned. I found at times my post ride snack exceeded my...
03-18-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Planemaker

Joined the 2019 Century Club

Rode in the Land Run 100 gravel race on Saturday and completed the 103 mile course for my first century of the season. This is the earliest in the year I've ever joined the century club.

My total...
03-18-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Planemaker

That's terrible news. I've been to two...

That's terrible news.

I've been to two gravel events in two weeks and someone has died at both of them.

It certainly isn't easy to take.
03-17-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Planemaker

I've got the H2

I've got the H2
03-17-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Planemaker

The combination of Selle Anatomica saddle and...

The combination of Selle Anatomica saddle and Cane Creek eeSilk seatpost did a great of smoothing out the ride over 100 miles of rough road conditions at Land Run. This is probably the best...
03-17-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Planemaker

Land Run 100

It was a great day to ride my first century of the season. The 103 mile race (ride for me) featured over 6,000 feet of climbing, a trail through a pasture, a bike portage over a washed out bridge and...
03-12-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Planemaker

The gravel 200 miles south of you is great. At...

The gravel 200 miles south of you is great. At least it was until all the rain today.

When I rode yesterday I picked a road I know is very fast. It was fun riding some gravel at 20+ mph.
03-12-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Planemaker

Quick update. I've gotten about 75 gravel miles...

Quick update. I've gotten about 75 gravel miles in with the Seller Anatomica Saddle and EEsilk combo and the ride over the washboards is much smoother.
03-12-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Planemaker

I would also say that not postponing the race due...

I would also say that not postponing the race due to high wind was a mistake. Riding with cross winds in excess of 50 mph is dangerous.

One guy on a tandem told me the wind actually lifted his...
03-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Planemaker

i believe he died from a heart attack. Kind of...

i believe he died from a heart attack. Kind of surprised because I think he was Cat II or Cat III
03-10-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Planemaker

Found out today that the rider who suffered a...

Found out today that the rider who suffered a medical emergency during the passed away.

Thoughts and prayers to his family.
03-09-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Planemaker

I went and was able to get one lap in. The winds...

I went and was able to get one lap in. The winds were gusting well past 40 mph.

I could have done the final loop but after I rode past a fellow rider who had a medical emergency (may well have...
03-08-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Planemaker

1st Race of the Season

The first race of the season is tomorrow, local 50 mile ride about 125 registered. The problem is:
1. I've been dealing with a cold and I am riding Land Run next weekend
2. It is supposed to rain...
02-28-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,276
Posted By Planemaker

Snack size Payday bars. Protein, fat and carbs. ...

Snack size Payday bars. Protein, fat and carbs.

Cheaper than any of the other stuff on the market.

I also bring along some cured meat (jerky or sausage) for the salt and protein.

Probably...
02-26-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Planemaker

I've been oushpus very hard in January and...

I've been oushpus very hard in January and February (200 miles per week) 6 days a week. The plan is to cut down to 4 or 5 days a week and 150 miles a week during the season. One day will be recovery...
02-25-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Planemaker

It's been tough getting out in Wichita as well....

It's been tough getting out in Wichita as well. The gravel is more like soup with it being so wet so, we are stuck on the road.

Looks like winter returns tomorrow and it will be here for a while....
02-23-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Planemaker

Cane Creek EESilk

Finally braved the weather and got a ride in with the Cane Creek EESilk seat post.

I can tell you that I could really feel the bumps smooth out over the ride. I'm looking forward to some longer...
02-17-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 74,153
Posted By Planemaker

https://www.canecreek.com/product/eesilk/Cane...

https://www.canecreek.com/product/eesilk/Cane Creek EESilk seatpost
02-17-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,632
Posted By Planemaker

Back in the day after I had stripped the bike, I...

Back in the day after I had stripped the bike, I took it to a body shop and had them paint it.

I'm wondering if one can have them powder coated
02-15-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Planemaker

Has anyone done or considered hanging their add...

Has anyone done or considered hanging their add on rack on the garage wall and storing a bike on it when not in use?
02-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Planemaker

Guys, sorry been really busy. I will get on this...

Guys, sorry been really busy. I will get on this today. Look forward to a pm.
02-15-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Planemaker

On Track

I set a goal on 11/1 to be down 40 pounds by 2/28. I'm down 38 pounds today.

I've been riding 200 miles a week (mostly Zwift) and eating better

I do allow myself a cheat day now and then.
02-12-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By Planemaker

1UP USA Bike Rack

I got my new 1UP USA single bike rack today and one add on today.

The rack is really well built. If fits my needs perfectly, I can haul one mike (most usual) or add the second bike if need be....
Replies: 12
Views: 2,219
Posted By Planemaker

So you knowingly purchased a knockoff bike and...

So you knowingly purchased a knockoff bike and you are surprised that it didn't turn out the way you expected?

You gambled $2,000 and lost.

You wanted to purchase knowingly defective parts and...
02-06-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Planemaker

38 to 40 is as wide as you can go with etap. ...

38 to 40 is as wide as you can go with etap.

I've not only read it but, observed it first hand.

​​​​​​New gravel bikes are able to accommodate up 45 and sometimes wider. Why would anyone want...
02-04-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,522
Posted By Planemaker

What about the guy who organized the 50+ jersey...

What about the guy who organized the 50+ jersey purchase the last few times?
02-04-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Planemaker

i have the Cycleops Hammer H2. It works...

i have the Cycleops Hammer H2.

It works really well.

I do think direct drive is the way to go. I did have reservations about putting my expensive carbon bike on it. I ended up putting my...
02-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Planemaker

Long Cold Winter

It seems as though January was really long and cold. I've been able to ride outside only three weekends this year and nothing during the week. Thankfully, I've taken full advantage of my smart...
02-03-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Planemaker

I was bit skeptical about the magnetic mount at...

I was bit skeptical about the magnetic mount at first but, it's very solid. I rode 67 miles of gravel yesterday with a significant wind. I had no issues with the bag at all. It's easy on and easy...
02-02-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Planemaker

Back Country Magnetic Top Tube Bag

https://www.apidura.com/shop/backcountry-magnetic-top-tube-pack/

Bought 0.5 L bag and it works perfectly for what I need. It's small enough to not interfere while I'm stopped on the bike and it...
01-31-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,636
Posted By Planemaker

Have gotten an app like MyFitnessPal to track all...

Have gotten an app like MyFitnessPal to track all of your calorie intake? It's eye opening how many calories are in things we eat.
01-31-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,728
Posted By Planemaker

I've spent a lifetime thinking I don't overeat...

I've spent a lifetime thinking I don't overeat and I've got the excess baggage to prove it.

MyFitnessPal is what keeps me in check now.
01-29-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,728
Posted By Planemaker

Yes but, you also get the fiber in the fruit. ...

Yes but, you also get the fiber in the fruit.

​​​​​​Thinking moderation is the key.
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