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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,905
Posted By travelerman

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess...

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess that some of the same people who recommend using paint thinner or kerosene on their chains are some of the same who will tell you to squirt a bunch of...
12-01-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,099
Posted By travelerman

The coldest temp at which I will ride...

The coldest temp at which I will ride intentionally is 40 F - and it needs to be sunny and not stupid-windy.

If I paid for a charity or organized ride, or made a promise to someone I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By travelerman

I have the exact same problem, and have had to...

I have the exact same problem, and have had to return more than one pair of shoes because they could not be adjusted back far enough, placing the contact point between the ball of my foot and my...
10-18-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,413
Posted By travelerman

OP here... I might have revisited Rouvy once...

OP here... I might have revisited Rouvy once since my initial post, but not finding the problem solved, it's been at least a year (or longer) since I tried.
I DEFINITELY know what a 5% gradient...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,961
Posted By travelerman

Pinarello Prince.

Pinarello Prince.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,868
Posted By travelerman

I ride with some middle-age and older guys with...

I ride with some middle-age and older guys with larger bellies, who fear that shorts would not stay on for very long.
Never having been able to pinch more than an inch or two on my own abdomen, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By travelerman

Halo II. Don't sweat on the bike without it.

Halo II. Don't sweat on the bike without it.
07-17-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By travelerman

Anybody ever get bike burnout?

By the end of May this year, I had logged twice as many miles as the same time last year. June went fairly well, although I got behind by 150 miles vs last June.

By mid-July, my enthusiasm has...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,386
Posted By travelerman

This.

This.
05-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 28,864
Posted By travelerman

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04-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,287
Posted By travelerman

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,204
Posted By travelerman

I agree... stop all of the "best beginner bikes...

I agree... stop all of the "best beginner bikes under $1000" posts. Please?
04-15-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By travelerman

No hassle, and no wringing necessary; I do not go...

No hassle, and no wringing necessary; I do not go for long rides without one of these if the temps are over 70 degrees.

https://store.haloheadband.com/Halo-II-pullover-headband-p/hp.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,256
Posted By travelerman

Others have written good advice in this thread...

Others have written good advice in this thread re: butt pain. The leap from 25 miles to 50 miles is significant... I rode in my mid-late 20's, then picked it back up 8 years ago, at 48 yrs old. I...
03-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By travelerman

I thought it was a little funny that the...

I thought it was a little funny that the attendants who were handing out supplies and taking money were wearing gloves... the same ones for the previous customers, and the ones after me. This is why...
03-26-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,129
Posted By travelerman

Water mainly, and gatorade for 35-plus miles...

Water mainly, and gatorade for 35-plus miles depletion rides. I mix my own with powder, never as sickly strong as the packaging recommends. I tend to make it weaker the longer into the ride I get,...
03-26-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By travelerman

Is your LBS still open?

Although they are considered "essential" for "transportation service and repair", most of my local bike shops have closed their stores to customers for our 30-day stay-at-home order; and either gone...
03-18-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,864
Posted By travelerman

Three is a magic number: one road, one gravel,...

Three is a magic number: one road, one gravel, one dedicated trainer (using previous full-time road bike)

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By travelerman

Second the Giro Techlaces... I picked up a pair...

Second the Giro Techlaces... I picked up a pair half off at the end of last year, and they are the lightest shoes I have ever worn. I go with Giro, because - with my longer toes - some of the other...
03-08-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,203
Posted By travelerman

Most of my rides are solo... what I am concerned...

Most of my rides are solo... what I am concerned about is the event rides, with the communal snack tables and water jugs. For a similar reason, I will not eat at a restaurant buffet until this has...
03-06-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,973
Posted By travelerman

It's the group and charity rides I'm most...

It's the group and charity rides I'm most concerned with, especially the rest stops and communal food tables...
03-06-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,413
Posted By travelerman

I guess I should be flattered or impressed that a...

I guess I should be flattered or impressed that a Rouvy rep responded to this post I started last winter... I've sort of locked in to Zwift for indoor training, but if this deal-breaker issue truly...
03-01-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By travelerman

I stopped for the 20 years it took to buy a...

I stopped for the 20 years it took to buy a house, start a lawn, build a deck, work a salaried job, and raise a kid. I started back up when the latter went off to college, and haven't let up since....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By travelerman

I knew all of this several years ago... I spend...

I knew all of this several years ago... I spend too much mental hard drive space remembering passwords and recipes (computer nerd and professional chef).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By travelerman

LMAO Well, it's one better, isn't it? Hilarious...

LMAO Well, it's one better, isn't it? Hilarious day, which I've been needing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By travelerman

I might have gotten the number wrong... there...

I might have gotten the number wrong... there used to be a two-digit number attached to the road cycling forum that people referred to it as - the reason, I think, is from ancient forum history; not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By travelerman

Which forum is this again?

People are certainly free to post about whatever they like here in the 42, but it is a little amusing to see all of the recent posts, questions, and commentary about gravel, sidewalk, and off-road...
02-18-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By travelerman

Elevation Training Mask?

Has anyone tried one of these to prepare for higher altitude events? I have not found reference to them on any cycling sites, but they seem to be popular for other pursuits, at least by those who...
02-16-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,678
Posted By travelerman

If you're going to ride on gravel, get a gravel...

If you're going to ride on gravel, get a gravel bike. Or, a road bike that can accept 32mm tires (and that's the absolute minimum width I would choose for gravel; I prefer 38 or 40mm.

The sad...
02-13-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,770
Posted By travelerman

I gave TR a shot, and didn't care for it. I...

I gave TR a shot, and didn't care for it. I found following a graph and reading the messages that attempt to keep you engaged tedious and uninteresting. While Zwift is less structured and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By travelerman

Theraworx for leg cramps?

Anyone tried this subject-mentioned spray for leg cramps? I had not heard of it until recently; some reviewers swear by it, but I know how those comments sections can be loaded sometimes...
01-30-20, 01:45 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,930
Posted By travelerman

40 degrees F... if it's sunny and not too windy. ...

40 degrees F... if it's sunny and not too windy. I prefer 85.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,569
Posted By travelerman

Four, but I only use three of them; one older...

Four, but I only use three of them; one older PI's for indoors, one for cooler weather or dirty (gravel) riding, and a new pair of Giro Techlaces, that I'm saving for when warmer weather hits. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,590
Posted By travelerman

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It's one more, innit?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,741
Posted By travelerman

The irony here is that one of the weekly group...

The irony here is that one of the weekly group rides with a smaller group with whom I am involved virtually disappeared a couple of years ago, because a couple of riders were blowing out ahead every...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,910
Posted By travelerman

Subtracting trainer miles, a little over 3500...

Subtracting trainer miles, a little over 3500 miles.
Short of attempting to add (a logistically difficult) 20 mile commute to work, I don't really know how I could put in more miles than this, with...
01-04-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,924
Posted By travelerman

For rides under 30-35 miles, nutrition - simple...

For rides under 30-35 miles, nutrition - simple calorie replacement - is more a matter of responding to what your body and brain require. It's when you ride to and past attrition that you need to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,741
Posted By travelerman

I guess my problem here might be what other...

I guess my problem here might be what other commenters suggested; an imbalance with the guys with which I used to hang... most of this ride was Z2 for me:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,643
Posted By travelerman

Main road bike (Pinarello) stays ready to ride...

Main road bike (Pinarello) stays ready to ride outside... older road bike (Giant Defy) is a dedicated trainer bike; I use a different rear tire for interfacing with the roller than I would while...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,741
Posted By travelerman

Hard time holding back

Anyone else have difficulty with slowing down the pace for a more casual ride?
Some of my riding partners - like all of us - are getting older, and I have struggled on group rides these past few...
12-29-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,770
Posted By travelerman

Anyone know how to score a free trial for TrainerRoad?

Some Strava friends have been going TrainerRoad recently, but I haven't had any success in finding out how to obtain a free trial for it; it seems a little pricey at $19.95/month, and I'm looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,633
Posted By travelerman

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,633
Posted By travelerman

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Gorilla Century in Pittsburg, KS... one week prior to riding BikeMS Ozarks....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,893
Posted By travelerman

I recently went 8500 miles on the (Ultegra) chain...

I recently went 8500 miles on the (Ultegra) chain that came with my (Ultegra groupset) bike when it was new (two and a half years ago)... the LBS said it still had miles left on it, could have likely...
12-16-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,562
Posted By travelerman

My general rules of thumb: 15-30 miles: ...

My general rules of thumb:

15-30 miles: Chocolate Milk
30-50 mile rides: One scoop protein powder with 8 oz milk + 4oz. chocolate milk
50 miles-plus: 2 scoops protein powder with 16oz. milk....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,326
Posted By travelerman

This would be a tough choice; the Klipschorns are...

This would be a tough choice; the Klipschorns are - hands down - the finest sounding home speakers I have ever heard. They also retail for around $13,000/pr.

The F10 is one of the sexiest and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By travelerman

Congrats! I remember my first 50, a charity ride...

Congrats! I remember my first 50, a charity ride about 7 summers ago. Done many since, along with metrics and full centuries (and six BikeMS 150's). It's one of the healthier addictions, although...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20,045
Views: 4,401,899
Posted By travelerman

...and no, the reflectors on the wheels are not...

...and no, the reflectors on the wheels are not staying.
12-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,704
Posted By travelerman

I spend no more than from 20-30 minutes...

I spend no more than from 20-30 minutes strength/weight training in the gym, no more than 2 - 3 times per week (less during the cycling season)... didn't start in until my late-40's, some 8 years...
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