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03-26-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Thanks, John.

Thanks, John.
03-26-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

One (More) of Those Things That Just Happen

Good News. Somewhat inexplicably, a few weeks after the X-rays confirmed bone growth in the middle of my quad (myositis ossificans), I started regaining range of motion and the pain subsided. Managed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By tigat

Sample of one, so take it for what it's worth. ...

Sample of one, so take it for what it's worth.


As a one-handed rider, I have been upended by front end challenges more times than I would care to admit - rumble strips, railroad tracks and the...
12-25-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Bike is fine -phew!

Bike is fine -phew!
12-18-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Second Update: By the end of week 1, I was back...

Second Update: By the end of week 1, I was back out riding - both gravel and road - or on the trainer almost daily. Two weeks ago, about five weeks in, my range of motion in my left leg, which had...
12-18-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,805
Posted By tigat

In year's past, the Ride Across Wisconsin fell on...

In year's past, the Ride Across Wisconsin fell on my birthday weekend, so I always considered it to be my birthday ride, having learned of this RYA thing from being on this forum. At its original 175...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,809
Posted By tigat

Agree - I also have both. I only added the...

Agree - I also have both. I only added the Checkpoint when the gravel ratio and degree of difficulty started to rise.
11-17-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,241
Posted By tigat

Never rode a triple. Started out with a compact...

Never rode a triple. Started out with a compact double when I got back into cycling in 2010. I'm 65. Currently my gravel bike has a 31 - 30 low gear, which works fine, and a cassette change could...
11-08-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Thanks for all the well wishes. Short...

Thanks for all the well wishes.

Short update. Felt much better by Friday, and by Saturday I had ditched the crutch and was handling stairs and a 2 mile walk.

Then came my COVID booster,...
11-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Irregular shape, 3 to 4 inch diameter.

Irregular shape, 3 to 4 inch diameter.
11-06-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Sadly I was. Fortunately, after straightening...

Sadly I was. Fortunately, after straightening out the handle bars and left brake lever the only damage appears to be some chips in the paint on the left hand chain stay - because I leaned it against...
11-06-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Thx. This crash is tilting me toward more gravel...

Thx. This crash is tilting me toward more gravel riding. There, you are expecting rocks and bounces.
11-06-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

Now that you mention it, I'm not sure.

Now that you mention it, I'm not sure.
11-04-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,841
Posted By tigat

One of those things that just happen

Somehow a lone cobblestone found its way onto the paved MUT I have ridden 1000 times. Commuting home from work in the late afternoon shadows, I was clever enough to find it and clear it from the...
10-23-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,388
Posted By tigat

prj71 It will depend on the wheels I suspect. On...

prj71 It will depend on the wheels I suspect. On my Domane, 40s mounted on a set of wheels with a 25mm inner rim width were about as close to the front derailleur (a Dura-ace di2) as I'd want to be -...
10-23-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By tigat

Sadly not retired, but 5 to 6 days per week...

Sadly not retired, but 5 to 6 days per week including trainer time, which I do even when the weather is nice to save time and structure some intervals. Overall, around 150 miles on average depending...
10-19-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,388
Posted By tigat

OP: I have both a Checkpoint and a Domane. ...

OP: I have both a Checkpoint and a Domane.

The Domane is a great ride in almost any conditions. I have done a 230 mile one-day road ride, century plus rides in the mountains, and a gravel race in...
10-12-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By tigat

OP: What you're showing in the pictures is about...

OP: What you're showing in the pictures is about the limit of what I'll do on the gravel bike, or would want to do on a mountain bike. My set up, designed for a one-handed rider, fires both front and...
09-28-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,843
Posted By tigat

So glad - I think you will love John and his...

So glad - I think you will love John and his crew, as well as the type of riders the tour attracts. BTW: the picture of the cows on the hillside looking south over the cliffs of Moher [used to be...
09-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,843
Posted By tigat

We did a 7 day tour for our 30th anniversary with...

We did a 7 day tour for our 30th anniversary with Cycle Holidays Ireland - local owner operator. Great food, smart, backroads routing, unbelievable scenery, history lessons from locals, pub nights...
08-31-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By tigat

Frank: I think your post resonated right away...

Frank: I think your post resonated right away with some and for others it will always be a mystery. I lost an arm at 17. In an almost linear fashion, it led me to coaching adaptive athletics in the...
08-09-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By tigat

Di2 Questions

I've been riding Di2 for eight plus years, synchronized for the last three - one-handed rider, it really helps. I recently built up a gravel bike using a combination of some spare parts - sm-ew90-a...
08-09-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,237
Posted By tigat

John - so sorry to hear. I have only had a few...

John - so sorry to hear. I have only had a few non emergency/accident related brushes with modern medicine, and have left every one of them without a diagnosis or cure. Still having vertigo induced...
08-08-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

Tell him thanks for me.

Tell him thanks for me.
08-05-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

Thanks. There was only about 20 miles of pretty...

Thanks. There was only about 20 miles of pretty tame gravel on the route, some of it on a detour along the La Crosse River Trail (picture approaching the bridge). I went with tubeless 32s on my...
08-04-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

Maybe next year. I'll let you know if we've got a...

Maybe next year. I'll let you know if we've got a gang. Could use your help on the front.
08-04-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

Here are a few. ...

Here are a few.

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08-04-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

Shadow of my former self. This was hard. I...

Shadow of my former self. This was hard. I shamelessly let the young guys do much of the work.
08-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By tigat

2021 Ride Across Wisconsin

I was one of the riders in the first Ride Across Wisconsin in 2015, and rode it for the following three years. At the time, I was riding 10,000 miles per year, and by the time the RAW came about in...
07-01-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,526
Posted By tigat

The live feed didn't show the crash, but did show...

The live feed didn't show the crash, but did show both knees bloody as he was on course.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,086
Posted By tigat

I run an 11-30 on my Domane on both the road and...

I run an 11-30 on my Domane on both the road and gravel wheels, because that is as much as the DA will take. It's more than ample for the road. In gravel mode, ramps over 12% or so have the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,086
Posted By tigat

OP: Late to the dance and a sample of one, so...

OP: Late to the dance and a sample of one, so take it with a grain of salt. I've had three Domanes, one from each generation, all with di2 and the highest end wheels and pieces Bontrager makes. The...
06-23-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,190
Posted By tigat

Pretty much stuck. Solo rides from 20 to 40 miles...

Pretty much stuck. Solo rides from 20 to 40 miles coming in around 20mph (19 to 21 range) provided not too much wind or vertical. At 64 now, it's definitely a half step off where I was 10 years ago....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,299
Posted By tigat

He would if his name is Tom Schuler :) I've seen...

He would if his name is Tom Schuler :) I've seen him do it many times.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,299
Posted By tigat

I've gone back to Wisconsin a few times for the...

I've gone back to Wisconsin a few times for the Bone Ride, an early season fast group ride from Wauwatosa to Madison and back. Most of it is country lanes where three groups of 40 each can ride...
06-12-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By tigat

Great ride and pics - thanks for sharing. The...

Great ride and pics - thanks for sharing. The hip must be treating you okay.
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By tigat

I lost a little more than a half an inch on my...

I lost a little more than a half an inch on my right leg following the repair of a broken femur. I now use a 5mm shim under the cleat on my road shoe and set the saddle to match my right leg with the...
06-02-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 360,766
Posted By tigat

From today's 35 miler (2600 ft. of climbing) in...

From today's 35 miler (2600 ft. of climbing) in and around Castlewood Canyon in Douglas County, Colorado.
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05-24-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By tigat

I rode through the park on May 2 and May 13, so...

I rode through the park on May 2 and May 13, so probably.

You will love the ride. Team Evergreen co-sponsors, so get on their mailing list and you'll get notice of when registration opens. My...
05-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By tigat

This was the title of the original thread or...

This was the title of the original thread or something close to it, followed by a question mark, when I had signed up for the 100. I figured those who responded then might remember the thread and...
05-24-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By tigat

Sorry to be misleading - I wasn't that fast. I...

Sorry to be misleading - I wasn't that fast. I rolled the full 75 in 5 hours over an elapsed time of 5 1/2 - the timed part, sandwiched between the 7 mile neutralized start and 7 mile end, was the...
05-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By tigat

Bite Off More Than I Can Chew Update

About a year ago, I started a thread on my decision to sign up for a brand new event, the CO2UT Desert Gravel ride that started in Colorado, ventured into Utah and came back again, all on winding...
05-16-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,598
Posted By tigat

6', usually run between 160 and 165 lbs, although...

6', usually run between 160 and 165 lbs, although age has been pushing the upper limit. I have been a medium - large in every kit I've worn for a decade, domestic or foreign. I have four pair of...
05-16-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By tigat

Agree totally on the scenic part. How is the...

Agree totally on the scenic part. How is the traffic? I've never tried to bike there (I have run), because I've always found it surprisingly congested, even on back roads, and not very friendly to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By tigat

Interesting and makes sense - I originally had a...

Interesting and makes sense - I originally had a gen 1 Domane that was hit by a SUV. Trek had set it up one-handed for me with a di2 shifting system integrated into a SRAM hydraulic rim brake lever....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By tigat

It looks like the two frame only offerings on the...

It looks like the two frame only offerings on the website are the prior generation Madone with the 700 OLCV carbon, a 2019 rim brake version and 2020 disc brake version. Both are shown as out of...
05-11-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By tigat

I grew up in La Crosse and go back there to ride...

I grew up in La Crosse and go back there to ride often. I agree - the driftless zone is hard to beat.


Been living in Colorado for the last 30 plus years. I have yet to find a spot between here...
05-05-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By tigat

I have a Transit four bike rack that is...

I have a Transit four bike rack that is similar/identical to the Home Depot rack - less than $200 on sale at Performance Bike 8 years ago. It has carried carbon framed bikes on more than thirty...
05-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,029
Posted By tigat

I'm thinking we must know each other. My HS bike...

I'm thinking we must know each other. My HS bike was a Bottecchia. La Crosse Central 1974. Home town?
04-30-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By tigat

The shortages are a drag for sure. In my case,...

The shortages are a drag for sure. In my case, between me on the internet, the LBS' supply resources and parts I have sitting around, the full GRX di2 group set was accumulated between early December...
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