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Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,532
Posted By Jay Andriot

Freeze the water in your bottle before you ride,...

Freeze the water in your bottle before you ride, it melts as you ride, nothing like ice water on a hot day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 11,411
Posted By Jay Andriot

Back to the OP first point, it's only a race if...

Back to the OP first point, it's only a race if you make it one. It takes two to race. Here's a novel idea, if someone is on your wheel, pull over and brake, do a track stand in the middle of the...
09-26-11, 05:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,000
Posted By Jay Andriot

I'm one month shy of my two year anniversary of...

I'm one month shy of my two year anniversary of the fall. Speed is back, range is ok but not great. The one thing that has changed is the amount of risk I will take on the bike. It's hard to tell how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,671
Posted By Jay Andriot

I've owned 4 Garmins for my bikes including 305's...

I've owned 4 Garmins for my bikes including 305's 705 and now the 500. In my mind the 500 is the clear winner, it has everything I used any of my Garmins for and none of the features that I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-11, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By Jay Andriot

Your Garmin may be set so it does not count the...

Your Garmin may be set so it does not count the times that you are stopped in the speed caluation. I wouldn't believe anyone's calorie calucations, just use them for reference.

Jay
10-25-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,000
Posted By Jay Andriot

I'm just coming up on my one year anniversary of...

I'm just coming up on my one year anniversary of a fall off of my roof, blew out my left acetabulum. Non weight bearing 10 weeks, well almost I did a lot of cheating. I did a recumbent stationary...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,691
Posted By Jay Andriot

Campy is the only thing that should go on an...

Campy is the only thing that should go on an Italian frame, you have your choice of Record or Super Record, that's it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,670
Posted By Jay Andriot

I am an old rider, I've got 10 speed brifters on...

I am an old rider, I've got 10 speed brifters on my 1982 Mercian which now is my only bike. I do fondly remember DT shifting. One of the great advantages of DT to me is the ability to both upshift...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,350
Posted By Jay Andriot

Working on bikes is not very hard and for the...

Working on bikes is not very hard and for the most part the tools you need are very minimal. If you are handy at all, go for doing the work yourself, it's half the fun of having bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By Jay Andriot

Twitchy is a term used by people who do not like...

Twitchy is a term used by people who do not like quick steering, those of us who do like quick steering just call it quick steering.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,020
Posted By Jay Andriot

It would take a Colnago guy to think that the...

It would take a Colnago guy to think that the blue and orange worked together
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Jay Andriot

Shiny Bikes has them for 102 pounds which should...

Shiny Bikes has them for 102 pounds which should put them in your hands for just over $200 shipped.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 8,583
Posted By Jay Andriot

I crank up the music so I don't have to listen to...

I crank up the music so I don't have to listen to inane idiots shouting ON YOUR LEFT. If you don't have the bike skills to pass someone without shouting at them then don't pass anyone.
There again I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,259
Posted By Jay Andriot

I ride the W&OD in northern VA all the time. The...

I ride the W&OD in northern VA all the time. The western section is very good and a whole lot safer than sharing the roads with northern VA drivers who are as about as bad as they come. Inside the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 05:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Jay Andriot

The way to get around the problem is not to use...

The way to get around the problem is not to use brifters, use downtube shifters or non indexed bar end shifters. Then you can use any combination of front and rear you want, just use a chain that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-10, 05:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,286
Posted By Jay Andriot

Chris, Just a quick note about Campy RD,...

Chris,

Just a quick note about Campy RD, the cable housing between the rear stay and the RD needs to be long, gentle curve, if its too short you'll have all sorts of problems.

Jay
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,286
Posted By Jay Andriot

I ride a C40 with Campy Record 10 speed, it's a...

I ride a C40 with Campy Record 10 speed, it's a great bike. I've also owned a Dream and a Master X-light. The Dream was the best handling bike I've ever been on, the Master was so-so. You can find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,740
Posted By Jay Andriot

I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee and put my bike in...

I have a 2004 Grand Cherokee and put my bike in the back all the time without removing the front wheel. I do lay the back seats down. The Colnago fits fine. I also have a bike carrier that fits into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,677
Posted By Jay Andriot

Buying the Colnago is very dangerous, because...

Buying the Colnago is very dangerous, because once you buy a Colnago you'll want more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By Jay Andriot

I've made the switch to FSA Pro Wing Compacts and...

I've made the switch to FSA Pro Wing Compacts and love them. Bars are very subjective so what works for me may not work for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,429
Posted By Jay Andriot

Wow, I screamed when I saw the shot of...

Wow, I screamed when I saw the shot of Gilbraltar. Not only did I used to climb that road on my bike in the late '70's I used to drive for a bunch of friends who flew hang gliders off of that road. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 05:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,591
Posted By Jay Andriot

There comes a point where you have to let go,...

There comes a point where you have to let go, relax and just enjoy what you are doing. I'm happy to be on the bike. For everyone on this forum there is someone out there that can drop them. For some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,716
Posted By Jay Andriot

I've got a 1982 Mercian Vicintore that I love,...

I've got a 1982 Mercian Vicintore that I love, I've got modern Campy 10 speed on it and I couldn't be happier with it, cool old frame with the shifts under my fingers all the time.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,043
Posted By Jay Andriot

I lived in Santa Barbara CA for 5 years and loved...

I lived in Santa Barbara CA for 5 years and loved every second of biking there
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By Jay Andriot

I ride a 8 year old former high end bike and love...

I ride a 8 year old former high end bike and love it (Colnago C40, Eurus clincher wheels, Campy Record components). The bike is 16.5 lbs and nothing out there beats the way it rides. I also have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,018
Posted By Jay Andriot

You don't have to veer, you don't have to slam...

You don't have to veer, you don't have to slam any brakes, just pull off and let the person behind you pass and let them go. No drama involved.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,018
Posted By Jay Andriot

Why would you let someone sit on your wheel when...

Why would you let someone sit on your wheel when you don't want them there? It's very easy to get someone off, I do it all the time, just pull off to the left and brake hard, come to a stop if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,288
Posted By Jay Andriot

Since this is a road forum and not a racing forum...

Since this is a road forum and not a racing forum I think we need to extend the weight limit to road bikes. From now on no one can ride anything under 18 pounds. The whole idea of this thread is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By Jay Andriot

I've had 4 Brooks saddles, they are a bit hit or...

I've had 4 Brooks saddles, they are a bit hit or miss, but when they hit man are they good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Jay Andriot

Very few of us are going to get paid to ride so...

Very few of us are going to get paid to ride so the only reason left is enjoyment. If you do not enjoy an aspect of riding then don't do it. Simple. Now get on your bike and go have some fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jay Andriot

Update time, Progess has been slow but I...

Update time,

Progess has been slow but I finally got up to a 2 hour ride yesterday on the W&OD (the local MUP). Average speed was a bit slow at 17mph but for a guy pushing 60 with a busted hip...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,793
Posted By Jay Andriot

Acetabulum fracture (left hip socket), still...

Acetabulum fracture (left hip socket), still slowing me down but I'm working on it.

Jay

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,528
Posted By Jay Andriot

Elevengear makes great jerseys, I have the Poseur...

Elevengear makes great jerseys, I have the Poseur and ware it all the time, in fact I'm got it on as I type, I also have the doppler shift and the Saturn rocket. Not only are they fun but the designs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,528
Posted By Jay Andriot

All cyclists are Freds, get over it.

All cyclists are Freds, get over it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By Jay Andriot

I too ride a Ti Swift and love it. I tend to stay...

I too ride a Ti Swift and love it. I tend to stay up on the hoods most of time and the Swift is perfect for that style of riding. It's not as good in the drops, but I'm not there much. Andr it looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,825
Posted By Jay Andriot

I'm amazed at how self centered we are sometimes....

I'm amazed at how self centered we are sometimes. On you left really means, Oh Please pay attention to me, I'm going soooo fast and you need to let me by. I think On Your Left has more to do with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,992
Posted By Jay Andriot

Did you think to ask the sales staff about the...

Did you think to ask the sales staff about the mismatch? What is a top end frame to you? All the "top end" frame manufacturers have bottom end frames. Colnago has a wide range of frames but they all...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Jay Andriot

I bought a pair of 09 Centaur 10 speed shifters...

I bought a pair of 09 Centaur 10 speed shifters just to check out the eronomics of the new shape before commiting to 11 speed. I love it. In fact the Centaur shifters work so nicely with my Record 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Jay Andriot

Fingernail polish is just lacquer. A couple of...

Fingernail polish is just lacquer. A couple of thin coats will do much better than one heavy one. Any brand will do.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,967
Posted By Jay Andriot

The one false premise in the OP's discussion is...

The one false premise in the OP's discussion is the statement that there is no traffic on the W&OD. There's in fact tons of traffic on the W&OD. Runners, bikers, parents with strollers. I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,182
Posted By Jay Andriot

Colnago

Colnago
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jay Andriot

FSA wing compact are on my bike and I love them.

FSA wing compact are on my bike and I love them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 421,722
Posted By Jay Andriot

My new old Mercian ...

My new old Mercian

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,298
Posted By Jay Andriot

Fred is in the mind of the beholder. Fred, a...

Fred is in the mind of the beholder. Fred, a derogatory term used to describe anyone you dislike on a bike. Freds are often confused with Poseurs who are guys in full kit who can not ride. Since Fred...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By Jay Andriot

I was the first to complete the Z3 group buy...

I was the first to complete the Z3 group buy build and post it to the board. I was also the first to sell the frame after one ride. I hated the steering, it was way too slow for me. I upset a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,785
Posted By Jay Andriot

There is no point in any new thread, with 105,000...

There is no point in any new thread, with 105,000 threads in Road Cycling alone I dare anyone to come up with a new thread. It's all been done before. Only thing is, it has to be done again or else...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,487
Posted By Jay Andriot

No it's not like climbing up La Cumbre on my old...

No it's not like climbing up La Cumbre on my old Viscount like I did in the '70s when I lived in your neck of the woods but I can get in about 2500 feet of climbing on a average ride so It's not dead...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,487
Posted By Jay Andriot

I'm an old, fat man, I'm on a 53/39 11/23 set up...

I'm an old, fat man, I'm on a 53/39 11/23 set up and was thinking of going to a 21. Live in a area of short hills, maybe I'm doing better than I thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,683
Posted By Jay Andriot

I can't give John any advise about his back, I...

I can't give John any advise about his back, I can tell you about my hip. I fell, broke the acetabulum on my left hip (the socket) had surgery and was told by the chief radiologist I work for (I'm an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,910
Posted By Jay Andriot

Not only do they not teach physics anymore they...

Not only do they not teach physics anymore they do not teach what a good hill is. I can regularly get in the mid forties on a hills by my house. I don't look on them as being anything out of the...
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