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Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 4,309,781
Posted By Metallifan33

Damn, this thing is huge. unfortunately, I...

Damn, this thing is huge.
unfortunately, I hurt my ankle this weekend and will be off the bike for a week or two. Hate getting new toys I can't play with.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Metallifan33

For general cycling info, I like the TrainerRoad...

For general cycling info, I like the TrainerRoad Podcast... that's the one place I've learned the most about cycling since I started a year ago.
For product reviews, I like GP Llama and DCRainmaker...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,975
Posted By Metallifan33

Yeah... I guess I have to start earlier on the RD...

Yeah... I guess I have to start earlier on the RD and figure out a good technique.
... maybe I'll spin up while in the big ring, shift two clicks harder on the RD and then dump into the small ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Metallifan33

If it wasn't for a great bike fitter, I wouldn't...

If it wasn't for a great bike fitter, I wouldn't be riding still... period.
Funny thing about the seat. I had mine slip about a degree nose down a didn't know it. After 6 months of riding, I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By Metallifan33

Fellow noob here. I've been riding 1 year. ...

Fellow noob here. I've been riding 1 year.
Even though guys on here will tell you you don't "need" a new bike and to go ride your current bike more (all valid and good points), you should know that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 4,309,781
Posted By Metallifan33

Love the paint job!

Love the paint job!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,766
Posted By Metallifan33

Since this thread got revisited, I thought I'd...

Since this thread got revisited, I thought I'd share a couple of things.
FWIW, I did end up getting the P2M NG based on recommendations from this thread and I gotta say, it's great. No issues and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,178
Posted By Metallifan33

Yes, you do need a powermeter, specifically a...

Yes, you do need a powermeter, specifically a pair of dual-sided Assiomas, used only twice indoors, from a person who has a 70% FedEx airline discount ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,178
Posted By Metallifan33

Whatís on your Christmas wish list?

Not that I need any more ideas on what to spend money on, but whatís on your wish list? (Or whatís the next bike or bike related purchase you are planning on?)

For me, itís a Di2 upgrade (although...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By Metallifan33

Ok, I ended up resetting the Garmin 530 and...

Ok, I ended up resetting the Garmin 530 and repairing it and everything zeros out perfectly now. The P2M has been great. The only issue I had is if I'm trying to pair it using ANT+ and it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19,891
Views: 4,309,781
Posted By Metallifan33

More toys ...

More toys


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10-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By Metallifan33

Do you guys not lift weights while riding indoors?

Apologize if this was already posted ;)
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,136
Posted By Metallifan33

All this being said, I totally understand the...

All this being said, I totally understand the need/desire to know where you fall in the spectrum of power (or speed) as a beginner. I wanted to know what the average power is among beginner cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,944
Posted By Metallifan33

I got the Vector 3s last month. Wanted the...

I got the Vector 3s last month. Wanted the Assiomas, but they were sold out and a 60 day delay on their website (they are available now).
The V3's issues stemmed from the design of the battery door....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Metallifan33

You lay it down to put the wheel on? Interesting.

You lay it down to put the wheel on? Interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Metallifan33

ok that was it... lol, I was way off!

ok that was it... lol, I was way off!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,448
Posted By Metallifan33

Are there any nodders here?

Are there any nodders here?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,575
Posted By Metallifan33

I just started using a Garmin 530, and it has a...

I just started using a Garmin 530, and it has a feature that emails someone when you start a ride with a link that has your constant position on a map. It (along with my Apple Watch) has a fall...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Metallifan33

Since we're all doing this... I've been riding 3...

Since we're all doing this... I've been riding 3 to 4 times a week since January and am down 20lbs.
This is actually a bigger deal than it seems because I was in danger of being out of work because...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,123
Posted By Metallifan33

So I wish I could ride everyday (and I think I'll...

So I wish I could ride everyday (and I think I'll get there). I started riding because I kept getting hurt running. One thing I've learnt is the guys who ride everyday don't go 100% (or even 80 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,702
Posted By Metallifan33

Few songs get me going more than Fuel Fuel

Few songs get me going more than Fuel

Fuel
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By Metallifan33

Those are definitely not "rookie numbers"...

Those are definitely not "rookie numbers" ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,811
Posted By Metallifan33

While wearing sun glasses.

While wearing sun glasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By Metallifan33

The bibs were stretched. Luckily the other set of...

The bibs were stretched. Luckily the other set of bibs (same brand) seem OK, although they were tangled too. My wife suggested I get a laundry bag (she uses one for clothes with straps). I'll try...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26,962
Views: 17,098,246
Posted By Metallifan33

Damn... that's a nice bike.

Damn... that's a nice bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Metallifan33

I will throw my 2 cents in here. I was convinced...

I will throw my 2 cents in here. I was convinced to buy the MTB SPD pedals and was happy with them till I realized I wanted a pedal mounted power meter. There aren't any for MTB style shoes/cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,463
Posted By Metallifan33

I ended up ordering some sleeves as sunscreen...

I ended up ordering some sleeves as sunscreen doesnít prevent tan lines. I also ordered a long sleeve jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,463
Posted By Metallifan33

I normally go out between 1 and 3 in the...

I normally go out between 1 and 3 in the afternoon so the weather is perfect. Been doing a 23 mile out and back up Cave Creek and the Sonoran Dr.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By Metallifan33

I can't say anything about the bike, but I can...

I can't say anything about the bike, but I can say that I own a 2020 Trek with a matte finish and it's a pain to keep clean. Streaks and other oils show up pretty easily and cleaning it is a pain as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,276
Posted By Metallifan33

I just read this new article...

I just read this new article...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,705
Posted By Metallifan33

Longest Ride, Average Ride, Shortest You'll Go Out For

The thread about taking breaks got me wondering:

What's your longest ride (distance)
What's your average ride (distance)
What's the least mileage you'll bother getting kitted up and out for?...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 250,553
Posted By Metallifan33

I thought it was the choke.

I thought it was the choke.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,385
Posted By Metallifan33

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

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Metallifan33

Oh dear God. What was I thinking? There, I've...

Oh dear God. What was I thinking?
There, I've fixed it.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26,962
Views: 17,098,246
Posted By Metallifan33

Well done. That's what we come here for ;) And...

Well done. That's what we come here for ;)
And sweet bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 250,553
Posted By Metallifan33

Back in the day of click-wheel iPods, I left mine...

Back in the day of click-wheel iPods, I left mine on an airplane one day.
A week later, I went to the airport lost and found and asked them if they had an iPod.
They had a couple, and asked me what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By Metallifan33

First Ride Outside the Neighborhood

This will bore some of you experienced riders, (and I know there are specific threads for ride experiences) but I thought I'd share the experience of my first ride outside my neighborhood.
Quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 250,553
Posted By Metallifan33

Hmmm indeed. Something about left only power...

Hmmm indeed.
Something about left only power meters hurts my OCD though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,276
Posted By Metallifan33

Cycling is 90% mental. The other half is...

Cycling is 90% mental.
The other half is physical.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26,962
Views: 17,098,246
Posted By Metallifan33

Pics or it never happened ;)

Pics or it never happened ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,384
Posted By Metallifan33

For now, yes. This thread has been extremely...

For now, yes. This thread has been extremely enlightening. I found it interesting (from the YouTube video) that the max labeled pressure is around 1/2 the value at which the tire had structural...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,384
Posted By Metallifan33

Ok thanks. I do remember when I was picking up...

Ok thanks. I do remember when I was picking up the bike that the guy actually measured the width of the tires and they were actually a bit wider than the label (he said it was due to the rim). The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26,962
Views: 17,098,246
Posted By Metallifan33

Trek Domane SL 5

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By Metallifan33

Well, I ended up visiting Cyclologic in...

Well, I ended up visiting Cyclologic in Scottsdale, AZ. They measured me up and recommended a pair of Lake shoes. I went with the MTB version. Thanks all for the suggestions!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By Metallifan33

Congrats on your purchase. I just purchased a...

Congrats on your purchase. I just purchased a Domane (SL 5), and when I was researching it, I want to say I remember other people complaining about the stock saddle... I'll see if I can find the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By Metallifan33

Help! What do I do now? (and also Hello)

Hi All,
I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 38 year old who likes to run, but am tired of constantly being injured (I carry too much weight to run the mileage I like to). After years of talking...
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