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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, 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, 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...
09-27-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4,100
Views: 318,969
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...
09-21-21, 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: 318,969
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...
09-05-21, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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
08-04-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 13,829
Posted By dennis336

Thought I'd reply since so few have had the...

Thought I'd reply since so few have had the courtesy of responding to the initial question :)

I carry my phone even though I often have no reception so it's kind of for emergencies but, in...
07-27-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,143
Posted By dennis336

I always make it a point to fall off my bike at 0...

I always make it a point to fall off my bike at 0 mph when stopping at a red light on a busy intersection with as many people as possible watching. Helps me maintain a strong sense of humility -...
07-19-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By dennis336

Thanks, sounds like I'll need to be careful about...

Thanks, sounds like I'll need to be careful about bringing enough to eat and drink. Now, my only problem is convincing my wife that me doing this hill climb on my bike is a great vacation idea :lol:
07-13-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,740
Posted By dennis336

For my long rides, I'll put the bike in the van...

For my long rides, I'll put the bike in the van and drive to different corners of the state, or even a bordering state (live in Connecticut, so small in area). That gives me a lot of variety - and,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,001
Posted By dennis336

Initial post was in 2005! Definitely, this is in...

Initial post was in 2005! Definitely, this is in the running for the oldest thread resurrection ... seems like someone finds it again every 6 or 7 years.

Having said that, cycling in Manila would...
07-09-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By dennis336

I have a Trek Domane (CF) and I love it. Aside...

I have a Trek Domane (CF) and I love it. Aside from CF vs. other materials variable, I've found the following to be big factors in helping with my comfort on longer rides:
1) A full bike fit
2)...
07-08-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,632
Posted By dennis336

Wait .... sweet pickles?!? I consider them...

Wait .... sweet pickles?!? I consider them hardly members of the pickle family. Strictly a dill man, here.
07-08-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,852
Posted By dennis336

Several years back, on the second century ride...

Several years back, on the second century ride I'd ever done (so still working out pacing, hydration, etc) the temperature got deep into the 90s with high humidity. At about the 80 mile mark, I...
07-08-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,632
Posted By dennis336

My initial motivation for trying the pickles...

My initial motivation for trying the pickles mid-ride was to replenish salt/electrolytes ... I find them refreshing and a nice variation from the energy bars. Fortunately, I've been lucky not to get...
07-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,630
Posted By dennis336

Junk miles are when you sign up for a century and...

Junk miles are when you sign up for a century and find out at the end it was, like, 98 miles. So ... you ride around the parking lot for 2 miles so your OCD brain can truthfully say you rode a...
06-22-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,320
Posted By dennis336

Yeah, I mean, accidents happen, but most of the...

Yeah, I mean, accidents happen, but most of the clips in the video were pretty much accidents begging to happen.
06-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,751
Posted By dennis336

Refills are becoming more of a concern as I'm...

Refills are becoming more of a concern as I'm increasing my mileage in peak riding season and the weather is getting hotter. I did a 64 mile, very hilly ride last week and I carried two water...
01-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,213
Posted By dennis336

I had a feeling the OP was one who would post a...

I had a feeling the OP was one who would post a question and never show up again :)

Having said that, while my primary bikes are a Trek Domane and Surly Disc Trucker, I actually have a Walmart...
09-03-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,339
Posted By dennis336

Agree with the advice on getting a bike fit. ...

Agree with the advice on getting a bike fit. Even if you decide to get a new bike, it's a good idea. Several years ago, as I started increasing my mileage and ride difficulty, I was getting to the...
07-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,241
Posted By dennis336

I'm the last person that should be giving advice...

I'm the last person that should be giving advice on cleaning but ......

I just use Pro-Link Chain Lube ... just put a drop or two on each link, let it sit a few minutes then grip a cloth around a...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,088
Posted By dennis336

What gravel roads do you ride in Southern New England?

Over the last couple of years, I've really come to enjoy cycling on gravel roads. Got a pretty good list of roads I ride in NW Connecticut/SW MA, Chester, CT, and I've been riding some of the D2R2...
05-09-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,776
Posted By dennis336

most of my shorts are PI. I'm a fan - at half...

most of my shorts are PI. I'm a fan - at half price, I'd take advantage!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 407,102
Posted By dennis336

I yell at people for not waving. Is that...

I yell at people for not waving. Is that considered elitist?
04-28-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,995
Posted By dennis336

I've reached the low 40's (mph) several times. ...

I've reached the low 40's (mph) several times. The conditions tend to be descents that are short, rather steep, straight with good visibility and good road conditions. Even then, I feel like I'm...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 03:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,468
Posted By dennis336

And then there's this - the best 2 minutes and 51...

And then there's this - the best 2 minutes and 51 seconds you'll spend all day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAmb4dVJAmU
02-12-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 826,325
Posted By dennis336

This is kind of a test to see if I can display a...

This is kind of a test to see if I can display a picture ... but, it's my Surly Disc Trucker which I use for tours, gravel, and when my "regular" road bike (Trek Domane) is in for maintenance.
...
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