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05-23-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Retro Grouch

Fenders protect you from tire splatter. ...

Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.
05-22-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,774
Posted By Barry2

Get a bike fit. Best money Iíve spent ...

Get a bike fit.

Best money Iíve spent

Barry
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Hermes

I would definitely pack your fast legs for...

I would definitely pack your fast legs for Mallorca and Algarve.:D I really like the idea of riding with AlgarveCycling coach as a tour guide. That would be amazing.

Here are a couple of pics from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,847
Posted By cxwrench

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and...

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and I'll just say this: Pro racers are some of the most ignorant, under educated, know-nothings when it comes to bicycles that I've ever had the pleasure...
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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05-02-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,071
Posted By Hermes

Age 73, racing and training 6 to 7 times per week...

Age 73, racing and training 6 to 7 times per week road and track with strength training in the gym. I use a cycling coach and for a couple of weeks used a personal trainer at the gym to tune up my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,505
Posted By yaw

I solo ride 99% of the time, great view, lots of...

I solo ride 99% of the time, great view, lots of pulling.

This is not helpful regarding your question but neither are random etiquette anecdotes from people that are not riding with the exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
Posted By Badbird2000

First crash in years...

So, i was out for a ride Tuesday after work. It rained almost all day, but sun came out and things started to dry out. I was taking a loop i rarely go on the way home, it has a few more hills. I...
04-08-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,082
Posted By caloso

I think if I ever reported all of my exercise to...

I think if I ever reported all of my exercise to my employer, they'd wonder if I'm actually working a full day.
04-03-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,481
Posted By nel e nel

I guess that rules out the US then too.

I guess that rules out the US then too.
03-23-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16,993
Views: 1,168,152
Posted By brian44

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten...

It's been a minute, but I've finally gotten around to benchmark my fitness from getting back on the bike (from nothing) in about seven years. At quick overview:

Left the sport in Cat 3 purgatory...
02-21-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,963
Posted By GrainBrain

Lot of interesting results so far. When did...

Lot of interesting results so far. When did Groenewegen switch to bike exchange; I missed that?

​​​​AlgarveCycling That's incredible you're right there! Wow thanks for the pictures!
02-20-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,706
Posted By big john

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.
02-18-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,491
Posted By livedarklions

What's the deal with airline food?

What's the deal with airline food?
02-08-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16,993
Views: 1,168,152
Posted By burnthesheep

That was it! The hrTSS counted but no KJ.

That was it! The hrTSS counted but no KJ.
01-17-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,168
Posted By livedarklions

Too late.

Too late.
01-13-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,355
Posted By caloso

I've been shaving my legs for so long, it would...

I've been shaving my legs for so long, it would be weird not to.
08-09-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,824
Posted By livedarklions

Must be tough for you, having such an incompetent...

Must be tough for you, having such an incompetent left hand. Anyway, this is absurd, if I'm braking, I'm almost certainly not signalling a turn. If you actually look at state laws, they (almost?)...
08-09-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,508
Posted By big john

Not necessarily. Take a strong sprinter, He can't...

Not necessarily. Take a strong sprinter, He can't climb with a lightweight climber no matter how fit he is.

The best climbers are the ones with the highest watts per kilogram. Either the watts has...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,773
Posted By rubiksoval

It's a boutique bike for a niche market. ...

It's a boutique bike for a niche market.

Just like an expensive watch, or wine, or car, etc. Way, way more examples of this outside of cycling than in.

So, no, it hasn't really "come to this."...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,668,075
Posted By Meech33

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20,415
Views: 4,714,409
Posted By blknytro

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,967
Posted By rubiksoval

Nice! I got my first powermeter in 2005, and I...

Nice! I got my first powermeter in 2005, and I still learn ways to be more productive in training. It's 100% revolutionized my entire riding and racing.

At times to the detriment, as now I won't...
08-11-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,509
Posted By vespasianus

I have never understood why being manufactured in...

I have never understood why being manufactured in China is bad (I actually know but don't want to go there).

I remember when mountain bikes went from the USA to Taiwan and people cried. Honestly,...
08-05-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 67,621
Posted By colnago62

Not really. Chris Hoy was one of the first of the...

Not really. Chris Hoy was one of the first of the big gear sprinters. He was known for taking people long. He had both high peak , but was also able to hold fairly high wattage for a long time....
08-05-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 67,621
Posted By Hermes

I speak a dialect of Doge...maybe I can...

I speak a dialect of Doge...maybe I can interpret.:D

Our US kids are talented, fast and have done well in Euro races. They are equal to and competitive with anything Europe has. In crits they...
08-04-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 67,621
Posted By rubiksoval

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere....

Like I said, you have an extremely small sphere. It's not representative of amateur or junior cycling in any way, shape, or form.

Your last paragraph is so wildly irrelevant I don't even know if...
07-31-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 37,979
Posted By gios

61 and I ride this: ...

61 and I ride this:

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07-29-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 37,979
Posted By wthensler

Bianchi CV Infinito with 45 ENVE and Di2. Had it...

Bianchi CV Infinito with 45 ENVE and Di2. Had it seven weeks and about 1,000 miles already.......

...
07-27-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,244
Posted By HTupolev

I know a couple guys with Bacchetta high-racers...

I know a couple guys with Bacchetta high-racers who don't have tons of trouble on hills. The recumbents are somewhat heavier than their road bikes, so they do lose a bit on a consistent steep...
07-26-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By BobbyG

My dad was not a bike rider but very supportive...

My dad was not a bike rider but very supportive of my riding.

Two years ago at 85 my dad was facing insurmountable health issues and I had flown back and forth to Chicago to see him. Then one...
07-25-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,629
Posted By DorkDisk

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,125
Posted By guadzilla

I had the perfect Bikeforums Trigger group ride today

Today's ride hit pretty much every Bikeforums hot topic.

I was taking an extended pull up front, with the group is in single file behind me. We come across a guy riding a bike wearing platforms,...
07-24-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 67,621
Posted By TMonk

The bike skills discussion is interesting in the...

The bike skills discussion is interesting in the context of roadie racing. I'm just a cat 2 in SCNCA and even as a lighter rider (66 kg), my threshold w/kg numbers are nothing to write home about. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,110
Posted By Hermes

We are going to clean up the references to...

We are going to clean up the references to touching of women and others.

At Bifeforums, we support our female members and their right not to be harassed by men. Even though, women may smile when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,149
Posted By tomato coupe

Potential?

Potential?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,149
Posted By Dean V

You are absolutely wrong. I have some nice...

You are absolutely wrong.
I have some nice bikes that anyone other than myself rarely see as I usually ride solo.
So I don't have them to "show off".
There are many more reasons to have something...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,149
Posted By CoogansBluff

For those saying a bike is a bike, how much money...

For those saying a bike is a bike, how much money did you spend on yours? Unless you spent the least of anyone on this board, then by your own definition, you spent too much.

IMO, a bike is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,149
Posted By rubiksoval

That's not what rolling resistance means. ...

That's not what rolling resistance means.

In any case, there are certainly differences that result in time improvements by adjusting rolling resistance, aerodynamics, and weight. You may not feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,149
Posted By Senson

For some "a bike is a bike." not for me. it is a...

For some "a bike is a bike." not for me. it is a hobby for me and if I can afford it I want nice bike to look at and feels good when I ride. I don't race, I do train but for fitness reason.
It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,149
Posted By Andy Somnifac

A bike is a bike, up to a point. There have been...

A bike is a bike, up to a point. There have been huge QoL improvements over the years. Integrated shifting is a huge improvement over downtube shifters. Braking technology has improved, which makes...
07-16-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,997
Posted By bruce19

In the context of the bike I'm gonna disagree....

In the context of the bike I'm gonna disagree. Given the same rider and gear train, a bike that is a lb lighter than another bike is the climbing bike. This is why GCN and others compare aero bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,967
Posted By MattTheHat

Itís possible. If you cared just a bit less you...

Itís possible. If you cared just a bit less you wouldnít have read or replied to the thread. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,967
Posted By bruce19

Strava is what you want it to be.

Strava is what you want it to be.
07-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 63,467
Posted By Terex

People who complain about other people buying...

People who complain about other people buying expensive bikes have never pushed a bike to the limit and realized that they may enjoy the benefits of a more expensive bike. I started playing the...
07-10-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,830
Posted By Branko D

2.6kg is a big chunk of weight to save, though,...

2.6kg is a big chunk of weight to save, though, especially when you weight 65kg, the impact is going to be a bit bigger, then on a 70kg rider. Still, even if I bought a 5.8kg superlight climbing bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,589
Posted By woodcraft

Bandana or buff so you can pull it up as needed. ...

Bandana or buff so you can pull it up as needed.

Pretty standard around here.
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,439
Posted By masonv45

I highly recommend intervals. Best way to...

I highly recommend intervals. Best way to increase endurance in a short amount of time. Go to bed early and wake early to do your bike workouts.
05-18-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By ZIPP2001

Trail Ride x 2 !

How can you not have a Great day when you get out on the trails twice in the same day. John had called me Saturday to see if he could join me on a trail ride Sunday. John hasn't been out with me for...
04-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,830
Posted By mohamilton

Weight makes a huge difference! Light bikes are...

Weight makes a huge difference! Light bikes are so much more fun to ride, they get to speed faster, climb better, make you want to go faster, bore your girlfriend, what's not to love?!
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