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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,174
Posted By RL7836

This. :thumb: I started waxing a few years...

This. :thumb:

I started waxing a few years ago with a graphite-wax mix. The Friction Facts method is superior.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 51,935
Posted By RL7836

Interesting - this still works for me. I use a...

Interesting - this still works for me. I use a Garmin & Cyclemeter as a backup. Both get sent to Strava. As of last night (~9PM), it still worked that way (had to delete the Cyclemeter file).
05-04-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,752
Posted By RL7836

Go to one of the Crr testing sites (rolling...

Go to one of the Crr testing sites (rolling resistance), pick a decent model near the top (as many people noted - Conti GP4000SII are always in that range), get the biggest tire your frame will...
05-04-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,676
Posted By RL7836

I saw a thread post a few weeks ago for a product...

I saw a thread post a few weeks ago for a product called "Quik Rack (https://www.quikrack.com/quik-rack-mach-2-bike-rack)". The website is poorly done & reeks of fake/scam. However, after watching...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,282
Posted By RL7836

Agree. I once rode behind my wife & her friend...

Agree. I once rode behind my wife & her friend for 20-30 minutes. It wasn't until I passed them that I even noticed that her friend had a flag. Their construction/design makes them a really poor...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,452
Posted By RL7836

That's what I've found. I'm not even sure all of...

That's what I've found. I'm not even sure all of my cramps have the same cause. Since I started getting them about 5 years ago, I've been quite methodical in keeping notes on what works & what...
Forum: Recumbent
11-29-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,111
Posted By RL7836

Haven't made it out to this rally but did make...

Haven't made it out to this rally but did make one of the last ones that RBR held in State College. Shame that they stopped as it was good to meet other riders & see the variety of bikes/trikes...
Forum: Recumbent
11-29-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,869
Posted By RL7836

I have tons of cycle clothes for conventional...

I have tons of cycle clothes for conventional diamond frame bikes (DFs) but after trying recumbent-specific shorts & jerseys, I've found that they are more comfortable & functional - pockets on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,117
Posted By RL7836

I also made some poor assumptions when I returned...

I also made some poor assumptions when I returned to the rural area where I grew up. I figured that if a segment only had 3 riders then it would be cake to grab the KOM. Wrong - LOL! Turns out that...
Forum: Recumbent
11-07-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,739
Posted By RL7836

Other than insuring that the trainer you get...

Other than insuring that the trainer you get works for your wheel size, it's the same criteria as for a DF (diamond frame bike). DC Rainmaker has a great annual writeup on trainers.
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,522
Posted By RL7836

Another bike to add to this list is Zockra.

Another bike to add to this list is Zockra.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,442
Posted By RL7836

Several of the Cruzbike folks have had success...

Several of the Cruzbike folks have had success both racing & training while in ketosis (primarily endurance & ultra endurance events). They share info in this thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-17, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,896
Posted By RL7836

I switched to latex tubes a few years ago & love...

I switched to latex tubes a few years ago & love them. The improved ride, flat resistance & supposed efficiency is great. I do talc the tires & tubes & don't hurry when mounting but since your issues...
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,631
Posted By RL7836

Naaah - not really. I just wrote it - 1)...

Naaah - not really. I just wrote it - 1) responding to the op's original question & 2) responding to someone who was uninformed with his statement. As I stated in my post, I'm not trying to convince...
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,631
Posted By RL7836

I've ridden diamond frame bikes for over 30 years...

I've ridden diamond frame bikes for over 30 years - both road & MTB. It's the one sport/aerobic exercise that's been a constant. I've always been interested in recumbents but didn't get off my dead...
09-06-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,404
Posted By RL7836

You're almost describing my past few off seasons,...

You're almost describing my past few off seasons, with a few exceptions:
- I'm still on a fluid trainer but use the power from my Powertap rear wheel to provide power info for workouts (much better...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,147
Posted By RL7836

As others have said, it's difficult to make broad...

As others have said, it's difficult to make broad generalizations because there are always exceptions.

A few days ago, I rode with someone I haven't seen in a year (or so). He was riding a...
09-03-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,373
Posted By RL7836

Interesting. I ride in west Somerset County as...

Interesting. I ride in west Somerset County as well as all over Hunterdon (& others). While the annual chipsealing has started & completely screwed over a number of roads, there's been more roads...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,856
Posted By RL7836

Last year, while behind a car at a red light, the...

Last year, while behind a car at a red light, the car started to reverse. I quickly stood up & waved my arms. Thankfully, the driver noticed me but it was close. I'm guessing he changed his mind &...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,856
Posted By RL7836

As with all forms of cycling, situational...

As with all forms of cycling, situational awareness is critical. Any low bike (ie: trike or 2-wheeled bent) who pulls up alongside vehicles at a red light (where they become invisible below vehicle...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,856
Posted By RL7836

I doubt there was anything on that $190 jersey...

I doubt there was anything on that $190 jersey that protected DF riders from their bikes either...

... & those T-shirts probably have no pockets & likely not made of hi-viz, wicking fabric that...
03-29-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,658
Posted By RL7836

A few questions on the Farmlands ride: - any...

A few questions on the Farmlands ride:
- any stocked rest stops (or are riders on their own to hit Quickie Marts)?
- route maps / cue sheets / downloadable RWGPS files available prior to event?
-...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,539
Posted By RL7836

My experience was similar. Since Wahoo came out...

My experience was similar. Since Wahoo came out with their standalone GPS unit, they appear to have abandoned the RFLKT concept. They discontinued the RFLKT+ (the one that worked with all my Ant+...
Forum: Recumbent
02-15-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 30,731
Posted By RL7836

Rydabent, Many people have shared tons of good...

Rydabent, Many people have shared tons of good information with you on this forum & at least one other. For the most part, this shared information appears to bounce off you & not be comprehended.
...
01-19-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,631
Posted By RL7836

I didn't want to join this thread based on the...

I didn't want to join this thread based on the Op's original premise. I think that people of any age should ride what they want. I've ridden many thousands of miles on a diamond frame road bike (or...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,986
Posted By RL7836

If your area is fairly flat & you want...

If your area is fairly flat & you want multi-season use & speed, you might want to consider looking at a velomobile ...
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,934
Posted By RL7836

You're re-learning how to ride a bike -...

You're re-learning how to ride a bike - everything is different. The fact that you could go on 10 miles on your first ride is a really good sign. Some people can't go out on the road until they've...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,736
Posted By RL7836

I may have missed it in an earlier post, but you...

I may have missed it in an earlier post, but you should probably read DC Rainmaker's latest Trainer Guide (http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/11/2015-2016trainer-recommendations.html).

Like many of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By RL7836

Yup - this is a very common question - many...

Yup - this is a very common question - many threads on it out there. The most common response is Kurt Kinetic Road Machine - bombproof & often available on Craigslist at serious discount.

DC...
09-25-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,895
Posted By RL7836

This. ^^ Customizing Cyclemeter allows me to...

This. ^^

Customizing Cyclemeter allows me to get all the info I want. When I click done, the ride shows up in Strava in less than a minute so I can admire my KOMs (or lack thereof).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,111
Posted By RL7836

Even though you have a certificate, take some...

Even though you have a certificate, take some time to look for used KK Road Machines on Craigslist & fleabay. Like many other exercise machines, you can find used units for a song & they are...
07-08-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By RL7836

I've never seen this option in Strava. This...

I've never seen this option in Strava.

This sounds like segments (defined sections of road that allows riders to have virtual races).

If you just want to show someone a point of interest, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By RL7836

Everything you need: Wheels...

Everything you need: Wheels (http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm)
Forum: Recumbent
06-06-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,885
Posted By RL7836

Faster. I got mine because it's faster than my...

Faster. I got mine because it's faster than my DF. I love the fact that the increased aero produces such a noticeable result. I had a terrible time trying to break 50 mph on my DF, now I do that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By RL7836

Good suggestions. Lots of experienced builders...

Good suggestions. Lots of experienced builders over at RBR in the wheel building section. Mike T's website (http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm) will also answer 98% of your questions.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-15, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By RL7836

While I also use a KK (& have a 2nd for the...

While I also use a KK (& have a 2nd for the wife), for an unbiased assessment - check out DC Rainmakers list (http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/11/2014-winter-trainer-recommendations.html).
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,098
Posted By RL7836

I don't think you encouraging people to ride...

I don't think you encouraging people to ride bents or trikes is the issue ... Trying to convince people who don't want to be convinced on the other hand ... With these people, you are pushing a rope...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-15, 02:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,661
Posted By RL7836

Ditto. I'm getting serious about training so I've...

Ditto. I'm getting serious about training so I've done a bunch of research & came to the same conclusion. My plan is to double up & also treat myself to a decent carbon rim (& CX-Rays to hold...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,918
Posted By RL7836

I find that I need a distraction from the pain....

I find that I need a distraction from the pain. If I just stare at the numbers, the pain is front & center. I have TrainerRoad in horizontal mode & the show behind/above it. I pay attention to only...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,924
Posted By RL7836

Other reviews have noted that the helmet routes a...

Other reviews have noted that the helmet routes a significant amount of airflow under the shield by the eyes causing some people's eyes to dry out quickly.

Bell has just come out with a similar...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,253
Posted By RL7836

Yes - I got my bent to go faster, not for any...

Yes - I got my bent to go faster, not for any physical issue. The lack of ANY pain after long rides is an added plus.
11-24-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,842
Posted By RL7836

I suspect that this sums it up. The exact...

I suspect that this sums it up. The exact definition is likely in the head of the person making the assessment/judgement. Having accessories, clothing, bike-type or bike-mods that would be considered...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,588
Posted By RL7836

As some have suggested, you can get more...

As some have suggested, you can get more flexibility on spoke counts if you go to some alternate rims. Fair Wheel Bikes does a hub & rim review periodically to give you an idea of some choices -...
Replies: 25
Views: 4,406
Posted By RL7836

Looks like Steamer is wasting power...

Looks like Steamer is wasting power (http://online.wsj.com/articles/how-to-shave-off-a-few-seconds-1412204666) ...
Although a brevet is not a TT ...

:D:D:D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,862
Posted By RL7836

I used the Rokform mount for a while but had...

I used the Rokform mount for a while but had issues with fluids hitting it (sweat, poorly-aimed spit and unexpected rain). Got the Wahoo RFLKT+ (http://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/rflkt.html) & now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,301
Posted By RL7836

DC Rainmaker liked the stability/accuracy of the...

DC Rainmaker liked the stability/accuracy of the Wahoo HRM a year or three ago (when everyone was having issues with Garmin). The new ones now output both Ant+ & BLE (bluetooth) simultaneously.
Forum: Recumbent
10-19-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,501
Posted By RL7836

I see that you're in ON. You may want to look at...

I see that you're in ON. You may want to look at BlueVelo (http://www.bluevelo.com/) & set up a test ride (since they're also in ON & a velo would be great for what you want). If you have the time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,009
Posted By RL7836

You can look into Lightning Cranks...

You can look into Lightning Cranks (http://www.lightningbikes.com/cranks/).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 09:06 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,990
Posted By RL7836

Although my injury was different, my doc gave a...

Although my injury was different, my doc gave a similar diagnosis & plan of action. I looked at him & asked "Based on your experience, are the chances high that after PT, I'm going to be back here...
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