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01-13-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,282
Posted By aplcr0331

No kidding. That's like saying a Porsche 911 is...

No kidding. That's like saying a Porsche 911 is not designed to haul a cord of wood. Captain obvious is obvisouly not too bright.


I have a bike I paid about $1,000 for and I don't put fenders on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,089
Posted By aplcr0331

Every time I start a new sport, activity, job I...

Every time I start a new sport, activity, job I also tell people who've been doing it for much longer than I have to stuff their insight, experience, and knowledge up their ass and let them know...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By aplcr0331

Minimum is 32F and I can usually make it home as...

Minimum is 32F and I can usually make it home as long as itís 100F or less.

We had an awful heat wave last year and I rode home in 106F temps. I went S L O W! My usual time home is around 70...
06-07-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,569
Posted By aplcr0331

Yep, for sure...good point and well taken.

Yep, for sure...good point and well taken.
06-07-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,569
Posted By aplcr0331

Damn...didn't know we were presenting a thesis in...

Damn...didn't know we were presenting a thesis in front of the dissertation research committee. Better tighten up my spelling and grammar for my judgmental peers. Whoah.



Jesus.
06-07-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,569
Posted By aplcr0331

Even after years and years with thousands of...

Even after years and years with thousands of threads about "brakes" it's still disappoints me that cyclists are so vain and only concerned about image. I had hope that some of the older cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 532,094
Posted By aplcr0331

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2016 Cannondale SuperSix Evo
05-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By aplcr0331

Try tiz-cycling.io

Try tiz-cycling.io
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By aplcr0331

This is your social, financial, sexual, mental,...

This is your social, financial, sexual, mental, and all encompassing bike hobby...not hers. I felt like I was reading a GANTT chart looking at your post. I'm guessing you might overwhelm her a bit...
06-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,292
Posted By aplcr0331

Here's the dope tattoo you get when you picked up...

Here's the dope tattoo you get when you picked up cycling 2 years ago and "found your life purpose".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,341
Posted By aplcr0331

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all...

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all just rode at 8mph and happily waved at all the *******s in their brodozers that they would all of the sudden be nice to us?

Stop with the the...
06-14-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By aplcr0331

I remember when this happened (kind of local to...

I remember when this happened (kind of local to me)....it was 5 years ago.

A few years after this we had a mountain biker get killed by a Cougar on the west side of Washington State.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,029
Posted By aplcr0331

Depending on your location I'm willing to bet...

Depending on your location I'm willing to bet there's a local person making steel bikes. We have one in my small/medium sized city (Elephant Bikes) and you can often get custom geometry that way as...
06-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,402
Posted By aplcr0331

Did 75 miles and 7,100 feet of climbing Saturday...

Did 75 miles and 7,100 feet of climbing Saturday and unfortunately got stuck near the top of the mountain in a nasty wind and hail storm.

Been sick now for 3 days...ugh...went way to deep.
...
06-03-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 19,357
Posted By aplcr0331

I ride whichever bike gives me the most social...

I ride whichever bike gives me the most social smugness capital.

Here's my process...I research at least 50 years of history for every bike I consider buying. I get a list of the top 25 executives...
06-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,810
Posted By aplcr0331

O/T but not really; I was working in a SCIF...

O/T but not really;

I was working in a SCIF (fancy name for a building where TS work is done for the DoD) and there as a contractor in there installing a VTC. I was in there getting network...
06-03-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,402
Posted By aplcr0331

Did my long commutes yesterday; 31.9 going in and...

Did my long commutes yesterday; 31.9 going in and 33.4 coming home. It was 97 degrees and that's the hottest temperature ride I've done in over 3 years. My HR was elevated...despite not pushing hard...
06-03-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,195
Posted By aplcr0331

No goals for May...tired of setting goals and...

No goals for May...tired of setting goals and failing (especially with weight). So I'm just out here winging it.

MAY
Miles = 562
Elevation = 31,468
05-23-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,195
Posted By aplcr0331

524mi so far. Will be traveling from the 26 into...

524mi so far. Will be traveling from the 26 into June so Iíll miss out on 6 days.

Pretty good month for me.
05-21-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,588
Posted By aplcr0331

People on rim brakes wave more

People on rim brakes wave more
05-18-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,711
Posted By aplcr0331

Iím guessing youíre going faster because of the...

Iím guessing youíre going faster because of the motorcycle tubes youíre using.
05-18-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By aplcr0331

New club jersey day is almost always good! My...

New club jersey day is almost always good! My club went from "meh, it could be worse" to...well worse actually.


Congrats on the weight loss and get out there and ride! It's the our best defense...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,480
Posted By aplcr0331

https://www.amazon.com/Supacaz-Star-Plugz-Bar-Plug...

https://www.amazon.com/Supacaz-Star-Plugz-Bar-Plug/dp/B01CCVUZYU

Use an allen key/wrench to tighten them in. Been using these for about 4 years...they never come loose.

If you get the oil slick...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,192
Posted By aplcr0331

All you can do is give it a try. My commute here...

All you can do is give it a try. My commute here in the states ranges from 16 to 18.5 (and on some occasions is 31.5) miles depending on which route I take. When I lived in the UK it was 21.5 miles....
05-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,157
Posted By aplcr0331

So it appears that most cyclists don't actually...

So it appears that most cyclists don't actually enjoy the act of riding their bikes that much. I mean I see complaints about cars, pedestrians, dogs, runners, roadies, e-bikes, parked cars, no lines,...
05-13-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By aplcr0331

OP: You see any good ass out here on your...

OP: You see any good ass out here on your commute? Are they more impressed by your sexy bell rings or your non TDF clothes and cheap bike?

How strong is that pimp hand anyway?
05-12-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,856
Posted By aplcr0331

Times are a-changin. Pie in the sky wishful...

Times are a-changin. Pie in the sky wishful thinking about bike commuting is a waste of time. The numbers are just not there...and the numbers are dwindling.

More people commute by bike in urban...
05-10-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,720
Posted By aplcr0331

Guess what? *Whispers* "Come over here" ...

Guess what?

*Whispers* "Come over here"


"Rims...ARE a disc."
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05-07-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,084
Posted By aplcr0331

My wife has a childhood friend who is a well...

My wife has a childhood friend who is a well known Ophthalmologist, she travels (pre-Covid) around the country giving talks and has done some important research in the field. She's married to another...
05-06-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,084
Posted By aplcr0331

You know...skinny roadies on their carbon "fibre"...

You know...skinny roadies on their carbon "fibre" pretend bikes who all think they're Lance Armstrong Sepp Kuss.
05-06-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,084
Posted By aplcr0331

I need 2 videos sir; 1. You playing...

I need 2 videos sir;

1. You playing (attempting?) Eruption.
2. You and your wife "dropping" BF forums "roadies"

;)
05-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,084
Posted By aplcr0331

I've been called Lance a number of times, usually...

I've been called Lance a number of times, usually from big truck driving dudes, I think it's kind of funny. I've heard people say along the lines of "drive like Mario Andretti" lol, I mean when was...
05-06-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 34,084
Posted By aplcr0331

OP; It's called LARP'ing. Like those...

OP;

It's called LARP'ing. Like those rednecks that do Civil War re-enactments. Or the uber:nerdy dorks who "craft" swords and attend Amtgard yearly.


While we're on the subject...can anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,444
Posted By aplcr0331

1. Get dropped quick 2. Join a slower group ...

1. Get dropped quick
2. Join a slower group
3. Get dropped again
4. Join a "No-Drop" Group
5. Dropped? Yes, please
6. Eight reasons why riding alone is better than riding in a group...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,565
Posted By aplcr0331

Um, nope. It's not 1999 anymore. Aerodynamic...

Um, nope. It's not 1999 anymore.

Aerodynamic analysis of uphill drafting in cycling - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-021-00345-2
Check out the research above they have a decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,444
Posted By aplcr0331

Yeah, you're not a climber and you never were...

Yeah, you're not a climber and you never were "decent at climbing". Decent climbing for fat guys like you and I (welcome to the 235lb club...at least we're not 250 amirite?) is not stopping halfway...
05-04-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,442
Posted By aplcr0331

But...what about Cancellara's Law? (for e-Bikes)....

But...what about Cancellara's Law? (for e-Bikes). "Not only will it get Easier....but you'll go even Faster"
04-28-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,715
Posted By aplcr0331

Camps are basically voodoo witchcraft...

Camps are basically voodoo witchcraft anyway...which is why there's so many "cures" out there.

Some research, if you're so inclined.

Exercised-Associated Muscle Cramps = EAMC

Hydration...
04-25-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,003
Posted By aplcr0331

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,201
Posted By aplcr0331

I have loud hubs for the wattzzz increase over...

I have loud hubs for the wattzzz increase over noiseless (pronounced: inferior) hubs.
04-12-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,721
Posted By aplcr0331

It was until I hit that hill. What tire do...

It was until I hit that hill.

What tire do you recommend?
04-08-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,721
Posted By aplcr0331

My tire scores well in a *test* - "Well, that's...

My tire scores well in a *test* - "Well, that's good data!" and "anyone riding these tires must be amazing and awesome, just like me"

Tires don't score well in a "test" - "but muh variables",...
04-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,830
Posted By aplcr0331

Thatís good speed, certainly faster than me.

Thatís good speed, certainly faster than me.
04-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,834
Posted By aplcr0331

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays. No bikes...

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays.

No bikes anywhere. I placed an order for a Trek Emonda for my wife in Sep 2020. Itís not arriving until 2022 now.

We just decided on a decent used Liv Avail.
...
04-01-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,351
Posted By aplcr0331

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was...

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was a bad flu year, in fact it was shaping up to be as bad as 2017-2018, but it was cut short by five weeks due to Covid.The first peak was earlier than...
04-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,351
Posted By aplcr0331

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do...

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do you have a power meter? How are your segment times looking? Did you do some training over the winter? Sounds like you feel positive that this year...
03-25-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,119
Posted By aplcr0331

Some hubs are loud some are not. If it's too loud...

Some hubs are loud some are not. If it's too loud you're too old.

Or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,206
Posted By aplcr0331

Great write up, super helpful thank you! My,...

Great write up, super helpful thank you!

My, mostly empty, dome piece is 58.5cm. It seems a lot of helmet makers have 58 as their cut for large/medium sizes. When I go large it's looks stupid....
03-09-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,171
Posted By aplcr0331

I occasionally see MTBíers and from what I have...

I occasionally see MTBíers and from what I have seen just about anything goes clothing wise.

I smell the weed way before I notice the clothes theyíre wearing though.

Too baked to turn off their...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,049
Posted By aplcr0331

That sounds like a good long commute to try and...

That sounds like a good long commute to try and get used to, ride a few times and I bet you'll know more.

Good luck
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