Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: dennis336
Showing results 1 to 50 of 436
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Forum: Southeast
06-28-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,982
Posted By dennis336

Thanks for the response. Yeah, I don't expect...

Thanks for the response. Yeah, I don't expect the climb to be any fun at all :lol:. Good advice on the water. I'll likely carry a third bottle with me and ride earlier in the morning so hopefully...
Forum: Southeast
06-16-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,982
Posted By dennis336

I've got a trip planned for first week of...

I've got a trip planned for first week of September (I was considering a trip in 2020 when I first posted this in early covid but didn't end up going) We're staying at a place about twenty miles...
Forum: Southeast
06-09-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,982
Posted By dennis336

Great reading all the details and ride reports. ...

Great reading all the details and ride reports. The link I saw about a route to Mount Mitchell (same link as posted earlier in this thread and starting from the Folk Art Center in/near Asheville)...
04-23-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,524
Posted By dennis336

My most recent maintenance embarrassment is...

My most recent maintenance embarrassment is regreasing my headset (kind of still in progress). The irony is, I did this for the first time a couple years ago with no problems at all. This time,...
04-19-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By dennis336

Several years ago - actually, around 8 years ago...

Several years ago - actually, around 8 years ago (I'm 68 now) - I was getting a lot of discomfort in my left elbow. It was a year where I had increased my mileage and difficulty level. I also was...
02-25-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By dennis336

Yes, SL is Super Light and SDNTNL is Super Duper...

Yes, SL is Super Light and SDNTNL is Super Duper Extremely Next To Nothing Light. :roflmao2:
02-25-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By dennis336

Yup, that about sums it up. For someone like me...

Yup, that about sums it up. For someone like me who probably overthinks what is the 'right' thing to get, shopping is a painful experience.

I'm also looking at 9-speed cassettes to replace the...
02-25-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By dennis336

I'll defer to others on the 6 and 7 speed...

I'll defer to others on the 6 and 7 speed reference. I thought (may be wrong) that the 'Z' prefix was the going forward name/model version for the 6 and 7 speed but you raise a good question.
...
02-25-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By dennis336

Thanks all for the replies. I did reach out to...

Thanks all for the replies. I did reach out to the contact Crankycrank provided and got a quick and helpful response. Here it is:9 speed:
X9 NPGY (silver outer plates and grey inner plates) is our...
02-24-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By dennis336

Thanks for the contact!

Thanks for the contact!
02-24-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By dennis336

KMC chain question

Got a couple of chain questions .. I'm looking to buy a couple of chains - one 9-speed and another 11-speed. I'm looking at the KMC and am seeing different labels for what appears to be similar (if...
02-14-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,420
Posted By dennis336

I'm not very diligent about precisely measuring...

I'm not very diligent about precisely measuring my protein intake but after my long rides, I'll make my version of a protein smoothy. Frozen fruit, dollops of peanut butter, Starbucks cocoa power...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,719
Posted By dennis336

I've been using a pair of Pearl Izumi lobster...

I've been using a pair of Pearl Izumi lobster gloves for quite a few years now and I like them. I haven't had any issues shifting (mechanical/brifters). If I ride when it's down into the 20s, I may...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,286
Posted By dennis336

I've done a group ride (Great River Ride) several...

I've done a group ride (Great River Ride) several times in Western Massachusetts/Berkshires. It's in mid-October so usually on the cool side (or, downright cold first thing in the morning). They've...
09-28-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

Thanks for the idea on RainX. I'll check it out....

Thanks for the idea on RainX. I'll check it out.

Yeah, this was the first time it ever happened to me in years of riding with the phone in that jersey pocket. The pockets on this jersey may be a...
09-27-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4,100
Views: 318,958
Posted By dennis336

Got my annual century ride in this weekend ......

Got my annual century ride in this weekend ... 100 miles and small change. Comparatively easy ride in terms of hills but I wasn't feeling confident in my conditioning this year - 68 years old and...
09-27-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

I've thought of something like that although I do...

I've thought of something like that although I do worry about damage to the phone from the constant road chatter, especially on rougher gravel. But, people do use them so I expect they're fine and I...
09-27-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

There is a thin crack in the screen, a bit bigger...

There is a thin crack in the screen, a bit bigger on the corner where it must have hit the ground. I really should have had a screen protector.
09-23-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,324
Posted By dennis336

For my long rides, I take two water bottles,...

For my long rides, I take two water bottles, usually one with a sports drink and one with water. I try to remember as soon as I get home to rinse out the sports drink bottle with water if I'm too...
09-22-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

I tried that but it made swiping much more...

I tried that but it made swiping much more difficult. That, and it was embarrassing going through the metal detector at the airport :lol:
09-22-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

That's a good point. Got lazy in getting the case...

That's a good point. Got lazy in getting the case when I bought the phone but, even aside from cycling with the phone, a protective case, with some grip to it, is a good idea.
09-22-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

Actually, while the phone popping out of my...

Actually, while the phone popping out of my pocket was the significant part of my initial post, the sheer serendipity and unlikely timing of having joggers cross my path on an isolated road and...
09-22-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

Thanks for all the great ideas. Never really...

Thanks for all the great ideas. Never really thought much about it before as this is the first time in all the years I've been riding that my phone popped out.

My wife, like a couple others,...
09-22-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

One of my jerseys has a small zippered pocket to...

One of my jerseys has a small zippered pocket to the side of the 'regular' pockets. I can fit my cash, a few cards (credit, insurance, driver's license) but, unfortunately, it's too small for my...
09-21-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

Bald Paul ... Now that you mention it, that is a...

Bald Paul ... Now that you mention it, that is a great idea and also surprised no one thought of it (that I've seen) - having a zippered pocket big enough for things like cell phones, credit cards,...
09-21-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

Good point on not being separated from your...

Good point on not being separated from your phone. That's the way I've always chosen (in my pocket), although I did question it after this incident, at least on rough gravel. But, good point.
09-21-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

When I do my gravel rides, I often use my Ortlieb...

When I do my gravel rides, I often use my Ortlieb handlebar bag. I haven't, in the past, put my phone in there (I know, having the bag and not using it for the phone doesn't make sense) since I...
09-21-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,171
Posted By dennis336

cell phone in jersey pocket story (got lucky)

Thought I'd share a good luck story.

Some time ago, there was a thread about where cyclists keep their cell phone when riding. I've always been in the camp who keeps my phone in my right side...
09-19-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,100
Views: 318,958
Posted By dennis336

Did two rides this weekend. Saturday a 36 mile...

Did two rides this weekend. Saturday a 36 mile mixed gravel and pavement ride. Very hilly for my conditioning level, with a couple of long gravel climbs, one being very sketchy for my tastes (I...
09-19-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By dennis336

I had a century ride I did for a few years in...

I had a century ride I did for a few years in mid-October in Western MA. Getting started at around 7:00 or 7:30 it was invariably in the upper 30's to low 40's. On a really good day, it did break...
09-06-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,050
Posted By dennis336

If someone told me, I'd be mortified, but...

If someone told me, I'd be mortified, but grateful as I'm generally pretty oblivious in life. I'd want to know.

Don't think I want pictures on this one :eek:
09-06-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By dennis336

I've been using KMC chains the past few years and...

I've been using KMC chains the past few years and they've been fine. They have a master link which I much prefer over the pin for ease of installation (I carry some master links with me when I ride,...
09-05-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,990
Posted By dennis336

My first century, I was about ready to die at the...

My first century, I was about ready to die at the 75 mile mark. I was completely wrong on pacing and hydration. I managed to finish but it was NOT pretty. My second century, the following year, I...
09-05-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,390
Posted By dennis336

Not saying ... don't want to jinx myself :)

Not saying ... don't want to jinx myself :)
09-05-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By dennis336

Assuming your bike fit is good, agree with others...

Assuming your bike fit is good, agree with others on stretching and core exercises (I do 5 minutes of planks most days - different positions).

But, something that helped me and my back, especially...
04-16-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,065
Posted By dennis336

I'm a big fan of Acadia National Park in Maine. ...

I'm a big fan of Acadia National Park in Maine. The Park Loop Road with a side spur up Cadillac Mountain offer wonderful ocean views. I get out very early when there's very little traffic on the...
04-15-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,206
Posted By dennis336

I got a bike fit around seven years ago. It was...

I got a bike fit around seven years ago. It was a season where I had really increased my mileage - over the course of the year and for individual day rides. The degree of difficulty also...
01-31-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,110
Posted By dennis336

I, too, am one of those who nobody, literally...

I, too, am one of those who nobody, literally nobody, asks me what I did for the weekend.

Having said that, I did go for a couple of short rides (temperature in the low 20s F so no long ride for...
01-24-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,650
Posted By dennis336

Just got back from a 16 mile ride - 30 degrees F...

Just got back from a 16 mile ride - 30 degrees F with wind around 15 mph. I'll go out into the 20's F maybe upper teens if it's sunny without much wind. Granted I don't do long rides but if I can...
01-15-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,934
Posted By dennis336

If you were thinking of a Maine trip and are...

If you were thinking of a Maine trip and are still interested in New England/Northeast, I'd agree with an earlier poster recommendation on Adventure Cycling's Green Mountain or Adirondacks loops (you...
01-04-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,454
Posted By dennis336

Not to jinx myself, but I must be living a...

Not to jinx myself, but I must be living a charmed life as I've gotten maybe a half dozen flats in the past 11 years (5,000 miles this year and one flat). And, most of my flats have been because the...
12-26-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,327
Posted By dennis336

I also am about 100 miles short of 5,000 miles...

I also am about 100 miles short of 5,000 miles for the year. That's my biggest mileage year ever. I started the year retired but when covid hit and the uncertainty with the economy in the mix, I...
12-02-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,643
Posted By dennis336

Got a Surly Disc Trucker. I'm pretty short and...

Got a Surly Disc Trucker. I'm pretty short and the smaller frame sizes in those models come with 26" wheels.
11-19-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,681
Posted By dennis336

I have a hard time throwing old clothes away - I...

I have a hard time throwing old clothes away - I really don't like shopping and I hate throwing away clothes until there are more holes than material. For an idea of how bad I can be - I work at...
11-17-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By dennis336

Love VT gravel ... but dang if those 8,000 miles...

Love VT gravel ... but dang if those 8,000 miles of dirt are all uphill!

But, also love chilling at a small town VT general store for a rest stop.
11-01-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,375
Posted By dennis336

I've not looked around for a dropper-type bottle...

I've not looked around for a dropper-type bottle ... I bought the small 4 oz container of ProLink then a larger bottle of it and keep refilling the small dropper container. Not sure it's the most...
08-31-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,922
Posted By dennis336

I've got a Trek Domane which is my regular road...

I've got a Trek Domane which is my regular road bike. I've also got a Surly Disc Trucker. While i first bought it for touring, I've ended up not doing any fully loaded tours with yet (the two I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By dennis336

I was rear-ended a few years ago with my bike on...

I was rear-ended a few years ago with my bike on a trunk rack. Brought it to my LBS and the mechanic said we needed to replace the front wheel and, to be safe, the fork. Provided an estimate of...
08-29-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By dennis336

Then, there's this: ...

Then, there's this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQvzvVeK13Y
08-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,789
Posted By dennis336

Well, since late spring I've been getting in...

Well, since late spring I've been getting in probably somewhere between 120 - 160 miles a week. Don't know the answer to how many miles needed to lose belly fat, but it's definitely more than 120 -...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 436
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.