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12-05-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,514
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Of course the humor is self deprecating. That...

Of course the humor is self deprecating. That said, they do take the cycling seriously. The Velominati community gets together for rides called Cogals which take place around the world. I've...
12-03-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 569,602
Posted By JamieElenbaas

That was the first tandem my wife and I ever rode...

That was the first tandem my wife and I ever rode - rented from the university outdoor equipment rental shop in 1980. During the first fast descent on Vashon Island that floppy noodle more or less...
12-03-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,409
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Taking them with us

My wife and I are weeks away from sailing away (around the world perhaps) with our road bikes on board. If the fears of some of her family members have any merit, we will be taking our bikes to the...
06-11-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By JamieElenbaas

A few years ago, I popped one off my rear tire. ...

A few years ago, I popped one off my rear tire. It went across the road, ricocheted off the guard rail and back across the road into the thigh of the guy behind me with enough force to elicit a yelp...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Can't say that I notice or care about whether the...

Can't say that I notice or care about whether the people that I pass are wearing spandex... I recommend that you take the same attitude.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By JamieElenbaas

+1

+1
04-08-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Did Diablo for the first time a couple of weeks...

Did Diablo for the first time a couple of weeks ago - what a great ride!!!
02-06-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Thank you all for your instant response. Sis is...

Thank you all for your instant response. Sis is going to be thrilled!!!
02-06-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Compatability between Fulcrum 7 wheel and Tiagra 9 speed

My sisters wheels were recently stolen and I purchased a new set for her. Thinking that an upgrade to Fulcrum 7 would be nice, I purchased a set with Shimano / Sram hub under the assumption that she...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,616
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Depends. In the summer, I almost always ride...

Depends.

In the summer, I almost always ride to my group's Tuesday / Thursday evening rides. In the winter, I sometimes drive because I don't enjoy the five mile ride on very busy roads alone in...
08-29-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By JamieElenbaas

My rear tire once pitched a stone all the way...

My rear tire once pitched a stone all the way across the road into the guard rail. The stone then ricocheted back across the road into the left thigh of the guy on my wheel. That million to one...
08-29-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,841
Posted By JamieElenbaas

When you encounter a raging cager instead of...

When you encounter a raging cager instead of flipping them off, it is so much more effective to smile and wave. Here's why:

1) Often they become so confused by your non-response that the tirade...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,872
Posted By JamieElenbaas

As was said above - the RULES are as real as you...

As was said above - the RULES are as real as you want them to be. I can tell you from several first hand experiences - the Velominati are as real as it gets. If there is a Cogal in your area and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,558
Posted By JamieElenbaas

I don't grab a wheel unannounced, but I don't get...

I don't grab a wheel unannounced, but I don't get my chamois in a twist is someone grabs mine. Like Mr Pedro, once I notice him, I point out obstacles and if we're going at a good clip after a while...
08-08-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By JamieElenbaas

A cycling Haiku for the Pacific Northwest: ...

A cycling Haiku for the Pacific Northwest:

Summer on the bike
So joyful in the late light -
knowing dark rain comes
08-06-14, 04:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,217
Posted By JamieElenbaas

[/QUOTE]I may have been smoked today, not sure if...

[/QUOTE]I may have been smoked today, not sure if it was intentional or coincidental as I was on a steep hill.
It actually made me laugh, thinking how some here would fret and fuss about...
08-05-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,684
Posted By JamieElenbaas

If you like 'modern' saddles, also consider the...

If you like 'modern' saddles, also consider the Brooks Swallow which is narrower and firmer than the B-17. I prefer it to the B-17 and find it comparable to the Sella Team saddle I use on another...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,866
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Campag, I could not disagree more. Bars...

Campag, I could not disagree more.

Bars close in and high often cause more pressure on the hands and arms. A more stretched out posture with proper bar drop will often alleviate the issues...
07-24-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,050
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Theory, theory, theory. In the rainy dark...

Theory, theory, theory.

In the rainy dark Pacific Northwest winters, I commute with a 500 lumen light on my bars and another on my helmet. When a car on a side street starts to pull out, I...
07-24-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By JamieElenbaas

More important that the saddle IMO is proper fit...

More important that the saddle IMO is proper fit and posture. If you have your sit bones are what is engaged with the saddle, the rest takes care of itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,898
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Agreed, Sufferfest is the best. Have you done...

Agreed, Sufferfest is the best. Have you done Angles? I hurt just thinking of it. The problem is that I just cannot keep up the intensity long enough on the trainer long enough to get 'there.'
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,898
Posted By JamieElenbaas

You are a better man than I ;) I suspect...

You are a better man than I ;)

I suspect that I lack the dicipline to put myself in the pain cave long enough on the road solo, let alone on the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,898
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Without a doubt, I absolutely get a high from...

Without a doubt, I absolutely get a high from riding. I find it more difficult to achieve on my own; when I do achieve the high, it is usually after a few hours in the saddle with a strong group...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Nope - more like fat fingers... Make that ...

Nope - more like fat fingers... Make that

17lb bike + 33 lb lock & chain = 50 pounds
33lb bike + 17 lb lock & chain = 50 pounds
49lb bike + 1 lb lock & chain = 50 pounds
;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By JamieElenbaas

They say that in dangerous areas, all...

They say that in dangerous areas, all appropriately secured bikes weigh 40 lbs:

17lb bike + 23 lb lock & chain = 50 pounds
23lb bike + 17 lb lock & chain = 50 pounds
49lb bike + 1 lb lock &...
07-07-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Don't let it get too complicated. Push the top...

Don't let it get too complicated. Push the top of the peddle stroke over, pull the bottom of the stroke through. Practice riding on level ground at a medium high cadance with only one foot clipped...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,793
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Yowzer, 32s seem enormous on our tandem, I cannot...

Yowzer, 32s seem enormous on our tandem, I cannot imagine them on a CAAD 10.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,930
Posted By JamieElenbaas

That's why I always ride with the bucket full.

That's why I always ride with the bucket full.
05-21-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,041
Posted By JamieElenbaas

OP, First of all, by all means, go clipless....

OP,

First of all, by all means, go clipless. Once you get used to them, you will probably feel naked on flat peddles - I know that I do.

Second, it's hard to beat SPD for general purpose...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By JamieElenbaas

I have NEVER regretted a Gore purchase. In my...

I have NEVER regretted a Gore purchase. In my experience, their products perform and last better than any comparably priced competitors.

RIE carries a pretty good selection of Gore products, but...
05-09-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By JamieElenbaas

+1! Man, I hope I don't get as old as you...

+1!

Man, I hope I don't get as old as you old guys. Sure, I enjoy the occasional solo outing, but riding and training with younger stronger guys keeps me younger and stronger. The grace and...
05-09-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By JamieElenbaas

That used to be a strategy for me and my friends...

That used to be a strategy for me and my friends at the "Hilly Hundred" in Bloomington IN. We'd start about an hour later than the "cut-off", skip the first (by then closed) stop and start catching...
04-25-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By JamieElenbaas

I'm with Carbonfiberboy. A couple of miles in, I...

I'm with Carbonfiberboy. A couple of miles in, I am riding OK, but I don't feel my strongest until I've been on the bike for 60-90 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,788
Posted By JamieElenbaas

OP, sometimes we get obsessed with the wheel...

OP, sometimes we get obsessed with the wheel being 'true' to the determent to being strong. It doesn't do any good to have a perfectly true wheel if the spoke tensions are all over the map. As long...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By JamieElenbaas

I'll second the Pro4 recommendation. There may...

I'll second the Pro4 recommendation. There may be tougher tires out there, but these are sticky in wet conditions, roll well, and have a nice supple ride quality. Maybe it's a rainy PNW thing. ;)
04-01-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,891
Posted By JamieElenbaas

As was said above, how long does a chain last is...

As was said above, how long does a chain last is like how long is a piece of string.

I'm a reasonably strong 190+ pound rider in hilly country and ride a lot in rainy weather. I clean and lube...
03-27-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,643
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Try a tandem. Those generalizations don't...

Try a tandem.

Those generalizations don't necessarily work though. I know at least two couples where the wives could kick 90% of our a$$'s.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,041
Posted By JamieElenbaas

OK, I'll justify the BMC. I have an SLO 1...

OK, I'll justify the BMC.

I have an SLO 1 from the last last year they made the aluminum frame. I love this bike. It's as stiff I need, not particularly buzzy, and looks as good now as it did...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,753
Posted By JamieElenbaas

How bad can it be? A couple of friends and I...

How bad can it be? A couple of friends and I went on the cancelled Carbonado ride a couple of weeks back. That did involve several miles of snowy roads, but it was doable. Carbonfiberboy, do you...
02-18-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,360
Posted By JamieElenbaas

As has been said, color maters not at all for...

As has been said, color maters not at all for warm weather comfort.

Visibility trumps other stuff. The consensus seems to be that white is the most conspicuous helmet color. Add that to the...
02-05-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,551
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Day before Superbowl was a 70 miler with friends...

Day before Superbowl was a 70 miler with friends and the Seattle Randonneurs. Superbowl morning was a special two hour "earn your nachos" spin class where we did not one, but two simulated climbs of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-14, 02:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,753
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Camping is EASY. They open up a big chunk of...

Camping is EASY. They open up a big chunk of downtown Centralia for camping, they open up the gym at the community college for showers, and for a fee, Cascade will ship your camping gear there for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,815
Posted By JamieElenbaas

I respectfully (but strongly) disagree. As the...

I respectfully (but strongly) disagree. As the OP noted. when in the drops he has much more hand strength and leverage to apply brakes. What's more, he will have MUCH more arm strength to resist...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,972
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Exactly what I was going to say as well. ...

Exactly what I was going to say as well. Climbing the flanks of Mt. St Helens, or Rainier you can ascend for 20 miles at a stretch. No one is paying me to do this, so I will occasionally stop if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Seriously? It is fork, not front fork, not...

Seriously? It is fork, not front fork, not forks, simply fork.

rpenmanparker (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/183557-rpenmanparker) was, in a polite, self deprecating, and humorous way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-13, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,101
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Get out of that wet kit as soon as you are off...

Get out of that wet kit as soon as you are off the bike. Sitting around the pub or coffee shop for an hour after the ride is a sure fire way for me to get uncomfortable down there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,034
Posted By JamieElenbaas

I just wanted to say "For the love of...

I just wanted to say "For the love of Psimet."
08-23-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Conversation? While riding? As a riding friend...

Conversation? While riding? As a riding friend of mine Carry would say, "Less yammer, more hammer!!!"

(Note tongue placed firmly in cheek :))
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,696
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Silly boy, that's what the stoker is for, let her...

Silly boy, that's what the stoker is for, let her peddle harder for 1/2 hour. Of course you can have a beer with lunch.

(I sure hope my stoker is not reading today.)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,034
Posted By JamieElenbaas

Please do not spray foam into your wheels. They...

Please do not spray foam into your wheels. They WILL be imbalanced. You could even accidentally deform the wheel if there is too much foam in one spot. Foam would make the wheels heavier and...
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