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08-19-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By bruce19

Basically this.....when entering (let's say) a...

Basically this.....when entering (let's say) a left hand curve, you would stay to the right before the curve and then bend the bike down (left) to the apex of the curve and aim to the right as you...
08-19-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Caliper

Unless I'm avoiding potholes, debris, or other...

Unless I'm avoiding potholes, debris, or other hazards... No.

Besides, on a windy road the fun is in the corner. Why would I cut the corner and make the road less fun? The point is to clip...
08-19-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,366
Posted By DrIsotope

The one I recommended has an MSRP of $24.95, and...

The one I recommended has an MSRP of $24.95, and there are probably a dozen other options under $15. The Lezyne Flow SL is under $10.

A Camelbak Podium Chill bottle (newest version) is $14.
08-18-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Shimagnolo

Another reason not to cross the centerline:...

Another reason not to cross the centerline: Traffic paint does not provide the traction of bare asphalt.
And the newer the paint is, the slicker it is.
I learned that the hard way on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By pennpaul

Mont Ventoux visit

We just wrapped up vacation ending with several days in Provence. My wife booked a French Provencal cooking class for our family. As the hostess gave us a quick tour of her house, she pointed to her...
08-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,366
Posted By DrIsotope

Arundel Flip Flop...

Arundel Flip Flop (https://www.arundelbike.com/product/flip-flop/)

Available in black and white. I prefer the Flip Flop over others because it can be mounted right or left-handed.
08-11-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,897
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Most of the posts and responses on BF consist of...

Most of the posts and responses on BF consist of the posters' opinions, so what?

The site worked fine for me yesterday and today.

Interesting and well written article about the poster's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,808
Posted By CAT7RDR

Hello Kitty passed you?...

Hello Kitty passed you? https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/679x679/71tbzsczlnl_ux679__3652c4082cdc2495243c367d0b82259559aa3836.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By MyTi

Bleh you won’t gain much with an aero bike

Bleh you won’t gain much with an aero bike
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,808
Posted By noodle soup

Your socks are too high.

Your socks are too high.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,808
Posted By PepeM

Good socks definitely make you faster. More...

Good socks definitely make you faster. More colorful = more fasterer.
08-05-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,564
Posted By livedarklions

The dog's teeth as he catches you.

The dog's teeth as he catches you.
08-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,330
Posted By livedarklions

I find these conversations interesting because...

I find these conversations interesting because everyone is so different as to what works for them physically and mentally.

You and I are very similar in that I can easily spend twice or even three...
08-05-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,463
Posted By Trakhak

In my bike shop days, we experienced many...

In my bike shop days, we experienced many instances of people attempting to talk their way to the head of the repair queue, always during the busiest part of the season. When I instituted a modest...
08-03-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,250
Posted By BobbyG

sjanzeir When I find myself in your situation I...

sjanzeir When I find myself in your situation I sometimes just get out and WALK. I get some of the excercise, some of the endorphins, and all of the head-clearing of a ride. Walking alleviates the...
08-03-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,250
Posted By canklecat

That's why one of my bikes is a comfort hybrid...

That's why one of my bikes is a comfort hybrid with fat puncture resistant tires and tubes. No need to suit up for a ride. No need to check the tire pressure -- I just squeeze the tire. If it feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,137
Posted By Noctilux.95

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My "Aero" Bianchi Oltre XR4 is 15.0-lbs with pedals, and bottle cages. In...
08-02-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By Digger Goreman

Without knowing specifics, I treated my general...

Without knowing specifics, I treated my general numbness by wearing decent padded gloves and replacing the basic grips with Ergon gp2's. No problems now :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,137
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Mobile version of this site needs a like button.

Mobile version of this site needs a like button.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By biketocamp

How to climb hills with Wahoo Data - Video

Hey folks,

Thought I'd post this video here to help some people out who are just getting into cycling. Geared for the beginner who's looking to take their fitness to the next level. Climbing will...
08-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,717
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You...

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You are traffic. Act accordingly, and the cars around you will tend to do the same.
08-01-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,587
Posted By jimincalif

Indeed, but good ol' PhotoJoe started the...

Indeed, but good ol' PhotoJoe started the tradition, so we should honor it! And they make more sense than Shimano's groupset model numbers!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,137
Posted By topflightpro

Aero trumps weight unless you're spending a lot...

Aero trumps weight unless you're spending a lot of time climbing. It doesn't sound like you are doing a lot of climbing, so I say go aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By GuitarBob

If you're thinking of rides from town, the road...

If you're thinking of rides from town, the road up to Hyalite reservoir is one you should consider. The road is narrow in spots but usually not busy; I found the drivers to be pretty well behaved. ...
08-01-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By Lemond1985

I like to back out of my planks, into a hamstring...

I like to back out of my planks, into a hamstring stretch, and then hold that for 10 seconds or so (no additional tools needed). Probably a habit from my yoga days. My hams get very tight riding, and...
08-01-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By bradyweb

I can assure you that you are mistaken. I'm not...

I can assure you that you are mistaken. I'm not big on sit ups and crunches being super beneficial but holding a plank routinely for any length of time will strengthen the core as efficiently as any...
08-01-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By jon c.

My reaction was the opposite. I thought "that...

My reaction was the opposite. I thought "that looks easy", but after 15 seconds or so it became much more difficult to hold the position.
07-31-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,219
Posted By TiHabanero

Been a wrench in a shop since 1982, and my advice...

Been a wrench in a shop since 1982, and my advice is to return the bike, get your money back, and buy a bike with regular brakes. Cheap disc brakes are nothing but garbage and will become a pia...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By 69chevy

How to gain 5mph with no change in fitness.

I recently bought a Trek Domane + and I'm telling you there is just something about this bike!

It feels like I have somehow picked up 350 more watts.

I used to get dropped by the locals on...
07-31-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,893
Posted By bradyweb

Plank position

I bring this up because it may serve to benefit others in a similar physical state as myself. I have had for many years now, and still do have what I would describe as "back discomfort" just going...
07-31-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,024
Posted By OBoile

Good god man! How big is that donut?!?

Good god man! How big is that donut?!?
07-31-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,024
Posted By InOmaha

I was fat and lost a bunch of weight by cycling...

I was fat and lost a bunch of weight by cycling and watching what I was eating. Then I started adding weight lifting and put on a ton of muscle weight almost to the same weight as when I was fat. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,949
Posted By 69chevy

Ok I finally stopped laughing and checked the...

Ok I finally stopped laughing and checked the calculation. Depending on your power and your weight, if you really had a 30lb bike, you'd be around .15 mph faster on the flats if you bought a 15lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,404
Posted By skipm

Just a couple of quick snaps before I had to rush...

Just a couple of quick snaps before I had to rush back to the office. I'll take more this evening when I get home. A couple of quick notes, I'm glad I sprung for the carbon wheelset, they are...
07-30-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,684
Posted By Trsnrtr

Looks like I've graduated - 199.2 yesterday and...

Looks like I've graduated - 199.2 yesterday and 198.1 this morning. :thumb:

After obsessing over a 3 week hard plateau, I suddenly dropped 4.5-5# over the last 7 days. Moral of story: plateaus...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,404
Posted By skipm

[QUOTE=Rides4Beer;21050080]SL5 in Rage Red, I'm...

[QUOTE=Rides4Beer;21050080]SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb:


Looks better in person, the pictures on Trek's website doesn't do it justice. Which is why today is new bike today for me. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,949
Posted By wphamilton

People aren't offended - I think they're just...

People aren't offended - I think they're just amused about what he ascribed his speed improvements to.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,949
Posted By downhillmaster

Definitely better grammar/punctuation than your...

Definitely better grammar/punctuation than your average cave troll :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,949
Posted By datlas

You know, I re-read the OP and there are actually...

You know, I re-read the OP and there are actually a few nuggets of good advice hiding in there.

Specifically, Steps 5 and 6 are worthy of consideration: proper fit and proper training.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,949
Posted By znomit

This is great advice. I'll add you can buy the...

This is great advice. I'll add you can buy the roading company and get them to put smoother asphalt on your favourite routes. That should run you $30-40million but worth 1mph so why wouldn't you?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,949
Posted By seau grateau

Do a wheelie.

Do a wheelie.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,404
Posted By Rides4Beer

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb: ...

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/domanesl5_20_28311_b_portrait_1bdb31467abacfc91fe01d701ea93908a5c5948a.jpg
07-29-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By Darth Lefty

You will be disappointed for a decade waiting for...

You will be disappointed for a decade waiting for something to go wrong so you have an excuse to get something more expensive
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,188
Posted By datlas

Consider local/used on CL. Lots of people buy...

Consider local/used on CL. Lots of people buy one and hate it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By 02Giant

I prefer clipless for maintaining proper shoe...

I prefer clipless for maintaining proper shoe positioning and attachment, especially when climbing out of the saddle.
07-27-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,409
Posted By TakingMyTime

I've always felt that bicycling was a personal...

I've always felt that bicycling was a personal endeavor. I just don't see it as a spectator sport.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By canklecat

I add extra tags and wear them outside my kit....

I add extra tags and wear them outside my kit. Just like Minnie Pearl's hats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 23,157
Posted By Bandera

All three of those "guys" are actually long...

All three of those "guys" are actually long serving felony inmates at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women located in Wetumpka, AL who have now had their internet privileges revoked for posing as...
07-25-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,890
Posted By TGlide

I also just got a Domane SL5 and am very happy...

I also just got a Domane SL5 and am very happy with it. My brothers ride and one has a Specialize Diverge he likes the other a Trek Checkpoint SL5 he is using now at RAGBRAI that he likes.
07-22-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Machka

Something you are used to and something fairly...

Something you are used to and something fairly bland.
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