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05-21-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By gif4445

Awesome! I just checked my RWGPS friends list and...

Awesome! I just checked my RWGPS friends list and found Josh who works at Jack and Adams Bike shop in Fredericksburg. We talked to him when we first got into town and he offered his RWGPS routes. He...
05-21-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By gif4445

Shorten the crank or add shims?

My right leg is around a cm shorter than my left. Not a big deal, unless you have some resulting problems. I've been suffering from what they diagnose as Piriformis Syndrome. Initially low grade, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By gif4445

After the maiden journey on the type R yesterday,...

After the maiden journey on the type R yesterday, I don't doubt that I will probably return to my B-17 imperial. But I'm always looking for the magic I guess.
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By gif4445

I went ahead and got the Type R JCOB saddle. ...

I went ahead and got the Type R JCOB saddle. First ride was yesterday. I thought it would feel more cushy than it did, but the company speak is that it will feel a little hard at first. It took a...
05-21-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By gif4445

That should be fun! Wife and I went down to...

That should be fun! Wife and I went down to Fredericksburg for a few days a couple years ago. I needed some early miles while training for the Trans Am bike race and she was interested in the shops...
05-12-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By gif4445

A couple years ago, my wife and I rode from...

A couple years ago, my wife and I rode from Breckenridge CO to the top of Vail Pass and back. I rode my Diverge and we rented an ebike for my wife. It was a Rad city step through. I didn't know if it...
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By gif4445

Info on JCOB type R saddle?

Looking at the Jcob type R saddle. Anybody have personal experience or know someone with has, with the type R or any others in the Jcob lineup? I have been more than happy with my Brooks for several...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,081
Posted By gif4445

I've had throat irritation and dry mouth. ...

I've had throat irritation and dry mouth. Besides allergens, I thought it was just from breathing heavily through the mouth. I find that some hard candy or such to suck on helps.
05-05-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By gif4445

Saddle selection for Piriformis Syndrome

I was diagnosed with piriformis problems 2 years ago. Stretched and strengthened out of it, but it has repeatedly returned. Now it is to the point that any type of sitting aggravates it. Cycling...
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gif4445

I like my Tailfin. I used to use a seat post bag,...

I like my Tailfin. I used to use a seat post bag, but I have minimal clearance between the seat and back tire. The bag eventually rubbed the tire at some point in time. And like you said, it is...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By gif4445

Availability of B & B's on the Katy trail in June?

Planning to bike at least parts of the Katy Trail with my wife and another couple the first week or so of June. I've biked it a couple times, once in September and once on a June race in 2019, but...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,916
Posted By gif4445

I successfully signed up for the mid-July...

I successfully signed up for the mid-July Colorado High Country 1200 last week. Then the next day I had knee surgery.
02-25-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By gif4445

i currently have an 11-40 cassette on this bike,...

i currently have an 11-40 cassette on this bike, using a long cage RT-R8000 derailleur. Also using a road
Link to extend the derailleur further out. Iíve had trouble with bending the whole...
02-24-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,778
Posted By gif4445

Nope. I can't run, play basketball etc with my...

Nope. I can't run, play basketball etc with my bum ankle, but I can cycle. Eliminate cycling and I'm basically done.
02-24-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By gif4445

Timely thread for me, as I was looking for an 11...

Timely thread for me, as I was looking for an 11 speed 11-36 cassette. I have a Shimano group set, but to the best of my knowledge, they don't have an 11-36. SRAM does, but I was wondering about...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,961
Posted By gif4445

I know everybody has their own set of challenges....

I know everybody has their own set of challenges. Location, age, outlook concerning Covid etc. I happen to live about smack dab in the middle of the US. A lot more open than most. So for most of the...
02-13-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By gif4445

I've ridden portions. Some stretches are a...

I've ridden portions. Some stretches are a little rough. It's best to have some sealant in the tubes or run tubeless, as there are goathead areas. There are a few Youtube videos out that will show...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,721
Posted By gif4445

The race (ride) doesn't start until your plans...

The race (ride) doesn't start until your plans fall apart. At least that is what I'm told by my experience and others. I had good luck calling the little motels along the way and reserving a room on...
01-30-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,241
Posted By gif4445

Just a stones throw or so from Kearney. I farm...

Just a stones throw or so from Kearney. I farm north of there. Used to raise hogs. The hard way, so shoveling, scooping and scraping was a daily deal. I used to irrigate the hard way. Pivots have...
01-30-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By gif4445

I hate bugs also, so I always ride with eye...

I hate bugs also, so I always ride with eye protection. For most of my cycling life (last 10-12 years), I have used Dual, https://dualeyewear.com/ , glasses. I have 2 sets of lenses, clear and dark....
Replies: 19
Views: 2,721
Posted By gif4445

I don't see anything wrong with your approach...

I don't see anything wrong with your approach Adam. I'm sure you will do some shake-down rides to see what works for you and what doesn't. A little over 2 pounds for a decent sleep system is about...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,721
Posted By gif4445

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one...

I raced in 2019 and used motels for all but one night. Probably the only useful help I can give you is to share the struggle I had (have) with selecting the correct approach. Motel or camp? Motels...
01-12-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,241
Posted By gif4445

Shoveling is the devil. Snow isn't a big deal for...

Shoveling is the devil. Snow isn't a big deal for me, but having to shovel grain can take a toll. I had an "expert" once tell me that shoveling is an unnatural activity and for back reasons, we...
01-09-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By gif4445

I would agree with the previous poster suggesting...

I would agree with the previous poster suggesting bifocals or readers. I had a smallish Garmin (520 I think) and didn't like the screen size. So sold that and bought a Garmin Touring Plus. Larger...
12-29-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By gif4445

I've had neck problems for years. To prepare for...

I've had neck problems for years. To prepare for the 2019 Trans Am Bike Race, I purchased a Specialized Diverge and got a professional bike fit. I think about everything was replaced on that bike,...
12-24-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By gif4445

I'm dealing with it now. Again. Had it while...

I'm dealing with it now. Again. Had it while training for the Trans Am Bike Race. PT, with the strength and stretching routine got me out of it and it didn't bother me on the race. But after the...
11-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,420
Posted By gif4445

Looks like you are doing great! I'm watching...

Looks like you are doing great! I'm watching this post, as I have an ankle that the surgeon says fusion or replacement is the (only) next step. I don't really think I'd like fusion and IMO the...
11-21-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 17,478
Posted By gif4445

Thatís my reality also.

Thatís my reality also.
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By gif4445

I like the dependability of paper maps. If you...

I like the dependability of paper maps. If you are pretty techy, the digital maps are just fine, but it seems like there is always something to fiddle with to make them work. The only format I've...
10-15-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,674
Posted By gif4445

I'm not really sure, but it's got to be a lot...

I'm not really sure, but it's got to be a lot cheaper than the cost/fish associated with my boat.
Replies: 16
Views: 2,981
Posted By gif4445

A year ago I did a 400k that took me just under...

A year ago I did a 400k that took me just under 24 hours to complete. The last 90-100 wasnít much fun, as I had to fight threw some lower back/leg issues. Intended to cut the ride short, but kept...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,225
Posted By gif4445

I really like the Apidura Racing Handlebar bag. ...

I really like the Apidura Racing Handlebar bag.
https://www.apidura.com/shop/racing-handlebar-pack/
Not too big, but it will hold a fair amount. The two bottle/snack holders come in handy to eat...
08-09-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,327
Posted By gif4445

I currently farm, but still need to stretch and...

I currently farm, but still need to stretch and do the core exercises. Last year I completed the Trans Am Bike Race in 28 days. Now I'm thinking of trying it again in a couple years. I'm thinking...
08-05-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By gif4445

Whatever keeps you moving! Personally I'd rather...

Whatever keeps you moving! Personally I'd rather be riding the John Deere in your pic than flat bars, but to each his own. Best of luck!
08-02-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By gif4445

I've done a fair amount of paved cycling in and...

I've done a fair amount of paved cycling in and around Breck, but not any off road. I have driven up to Boras pass and seen some with a hardtail riding up. I've got a Specialized Diverge with a...
06-22-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,011
Posted By gif4445

Bag balm is my go to product.

Bag balm is my go to product.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

I ordered 3 sizes in the 238 model. Just sent 2...

I ordered 3 sizes in the 238 model. Just sent 2 of them back. So there is always that way to go about it. Spending the $$ to send back the ones that don't work out is not the greatest, but it's...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

That is what I ended up getting. Seems like a...

That is what I ended up getting. Seems like a very good shoe.
05-19-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,447
Posted By gif4445

I've had some back problems, that were mostly...

I've had some back problems, that were mostly taken away with consistent ab workouts. But to help even further and prepare for a coast to coast race, I decided to get a bike fit. The fitter noticed...
Replies: 30
Views: 4,567
Posted By gif4445

Solution: Get out of bed and get on your bike....

Solution: Get out of bed and get on your bike. But seriously, on the Trans Am Bike Race, I didn't have this problem. After a whole day and maybe part of the night, my 5-6 hours of sleep were...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

Can you clarify the Recon model? I only see...

Can you clarify the Recon model? I only see Recon 1, 2, 3 and S-works in a mountain bike shoe.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

I talked to the LBS, a Specialized dealer. He...

I talked to the LBS, a Specialized dealer. He said the challenge was Specialized limited number of options in a wide shoe. Whereas Lake as numerous options. I do plan to stop there anyway and try...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

My longest foot is 275 mm. Adding the 5 mm that...

My longest foot is 275 mm. Adding the 5 mm that Lake suggests, gets me to 280. I also measured my custom inserts and they are 290 mm. First time I ever measured them. No wonder I struggle to get...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

I intend to order a few different pairs and...

I intend to order a few different pairs and select the one that fits best. I think that is the reality of online purchasing. Have to swallow the return freight to get what you want. I haven't...
04-19-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By gif4445

I should have mentioned I have worn custom made...

I should have mentioned I have worn custom made insoles or inserts for the last 20 years. (plantar fasciitis). That makes the sizing a little more challenging.
04-19-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By gif4445

Of course. The biggest issue is a small toe...

Of course. The biggest issue is a small toe metatarsal on my right (bad) foot. Not an issue with short rides, but doing ultra's will make it sing. Measured my feet according to the Lake website...
04-19-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By gif4445

Lake shoe recommendations needed

I have wide feet and am looking at purchasing a pair of Lake cycling shoes. Wanting a mountain bike type shoe, or one with the recessed cleats. I'm several hundred miles from the nearest retail...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

What model of shoe did you get? I'm trying to...

What model of shoe did you get? I'm trying to sort through all that they offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By gif4445

Great point about the foot swelling. My last...

Great point about the foot swelling. My last go-to shoes were laced and I left them a little loose. The same can be done with velcro as well of course. You are spot on about the short ride/long ride...
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