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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,223
Posted By Viceroy

One. 2006 Cannondale R700 (CAAD 8).

One. 2006 Cannondale R700 (CAAD 8).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,128
Posted By Viceroy

I envy anyone who can ride outdoors all year...

I envy anyone who can ride outdoors all year round!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By Viceroy

Lots of people wear contacts for sports only. I...

Lots of people wear contacts for sports only. I always wear contacts when I'm out for a ride if it's bright out so I can wear sunglasses. Otherwise staring at the road can give me a headache.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,331
Posted By Viceroy

I toured for the first time this summer. That's...

I toured for the first time this summer. That's when I found out that I don't really care about the scenery, I just like riding fast. These long days of 20-25 km/h with lots of stops just don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,089
Posted By Viceroy

Took it to two different shops (both good) and...

Took it to two different shops (both good) and they offered the same opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,089
Posted By Viceroy

How often do you replace your drivetrain?

My bike had been in rough shape for some time, and I was too lazy to bring it in for repair. When I did, the result was new derailleur pullers, new crankset, new cassette, and a new chain. With...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-11, 10:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,116
Posted By Viceroy

Not only that, a lower level of service is...

Not only that, a lower level of service is tolerated at Wal-Mart because they are competing on price, not service. Not so with an LBS. Doing what is promised should be the minimum requirement.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,319
Posted By Viceroy

I consider myself an "average" (or slightly...

I consider myself an "average" (or slightly better than average) rider and I do find that the 42 on my 52/42/30 triple (with a 12-26 cassette) provides a really good range. I used to live really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,992
Posted By Viceroy

Go a bit slower. Problem solved. Braking on...

Go a bit slower. Problem solved. Braking on descents isn't the end of the world, is it?
Forum: Touring
08-22-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By Viceroy

First tour completed

I just got back from my first tour. I went with four other guys, and we went from Ottawa, ON to Halifax, NS (about 1420 km) over 10 days of riding and a rest day.

The mileage was a bit higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Viceroy

Bikes for light/small guys

I've read a couple threads where some people have said Cannondales are good bikes for heavier riders. This came as a surprise to me, since I ride a CAAD and am 5'5 and 130 lbs.

I was wondering...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By Viceroy

My worry (perhaps unfounded) with riding on...

My worry (perhaps unfounded) with riding on gravel is flats, I sometimes have a niggling feeling I'm going to roll over a rock in the wrong way and punch a hole through my thin roadie tires.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,003
Posted By Viceroy

Drops always seemed like a more natural riding...

Drops always seemed like a more natural riding position for me. Probably in them 90% of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,710
Posted By Viceroy

I think a lot of people ride on pavement where...

I think a lot of people ride on pavement where you can't reasonably get away with less than 25s. I like 25s more than 28s on my CAAD, but wouldn't go smaller than that because of terrain issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 172,040
Posted By Viceroy

I wear MTB shoes on my road bike. Everything on...

I wear MTB shoes on my road bike.
Everything on my bike is stock except for tires, pedals and saddle.
I've never been in a road race and have no intention of doing so.
I can't do anything except...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,469
Posted By Viceroy

I'm strictly a recreational rider. Very strictly....

I'm strictly a recreational rider. Very strictly. So while I have done rides of 150 km+, I take breaks, roll into a restaurant for lunch, etc. I might spent 5.5 hours on the bike, but the whole thing...
Forum: Touring
07-06-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,138
Posted By Viceroy

Thanks for this. I do have a triple and will be...

Thanks for this. I do have a triple and will be riding on decent Canadian roads for the majority of the trip - I don't think gearing will be an issue.

My main concern is whether my bike can...
Forum: Touring
07-06-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,138
Posted By Viceroy

Shimano WH-R550. I did browse the forums and it...

Shimano WH-R550. I did browse the forums and it seems that a trailer is a popular option for turning a road bike into a para-touring bike. Any suggestions about specific brands, etc. that might be...
Forum: Touring
07-06-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,138
Posted By Viceroy

First tour - possible on a CAAD8?

Hey guys,

I have a 2006 CAAD 8. Pretty much stock, except for the essentials. It's a triple; I specifically bought a triple with the inkling I might do some touring at some point in the future.
...
Forum: Foo
08-26-07, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Posted By Viceroy

I'm small and skinny. This is from last fall. ...

I'm small and skinny.
This is from last fall. (http://img101.imageshack.us/my.php?image=f003hx4.jpg)



Notice the tan lines above where my gloves stop...
Forum: Foo
08-18-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,899
Posted By Viceroy

I like the first couple tastes of a cold beer....

I like the first couple tastes of a cold beer. Then, I don't want to finish it.
I can't tell the difference between one or another either. It all tastes the same to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,026
Posted By Viceroy

Does anybody else use just a pen and paper?

Does anybody else use just a pen and paper?
Forum: Foo
08-17-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,120
Posted By Viceroy

He's new, and trying to prove himself. Once you...

He's new, and trying to prove himself. Once you show him that you are competent, they he should ease off a bit.
Being micromanaged sucks, but if you can show you are a good worker, he'll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,416
Posted By Viceroy

LIFE coach.

LIFE coach.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-07, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By Viceroy

I thought everybody rides on the shoulder. It's...

I thought everybody rides on the shoulder. It's just stupid to ride in the traffic lane. If there isn't a shoulder, I ride as far to the right of the right lane as possible without risking going into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-07, 06:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,677
Posted By Viceroy

You're right, of course. The same goes for pros...

You're right, of course. The same goes for pros in other sports as well, and many people who have done incredible things in other fields. You really do have to have excellent self-motivation to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-07, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By Viceroy

My road bike handles fine on crappy/torn up...

My road bike handles fine on crappy/torn up pavement. Anything that's not a highway isn't maintained too well around here.
Forum: Foo
08-14-07, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By Viceroy

That is a LOT of 95% alcohol.

That is a LOT of 95% alcohol.
Forum: Foo
08-09-07, 12:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By Viceroy

You definetly need a propane stove, wth those...

You definetly need a propane stove, wth those disposable bottles.
Forum: Foo
08-09-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,020
Posted By Viceroy

Suck it up for one night and make sure history...

Suck it up for one night and make sure history doesn't repeat itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-07, 12:07 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 11,550
Posted By Viceroy

Me too... And proud of it.

Me too... And proud of it.
Forum: Foo
08-07-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,406
Posted By Viceroy

Anybody else reminded of that scene from...

Anybody else reminded of that scene from Reservoir Dogs? (http://youtube.com/watch?v=lwqtaKRS3IE) (warning: language.)
Why wouldn't you tip at a fast-food place if you got your order taken...
Forum: Foo
08-06-07, 12:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,607
Posted By Viceroy

$3915. Is that good or bad?

$3915.
Is that good or bad?
Forum: Foo
08-04-07, 11:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By Viceroy

Only in Soviet Russia.

Only in Soviet Russia.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-07, 11:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,447
Posted By Viceroy

Probably 95%. Just feels natural and faster. On...

Probably 95%. Just feels natural and faster. On long rides I use the hoods a little bit to switch it up, but most of the time there's no need to.
Forum: Foo
07-30-07, 12:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,315
Posted By Viceroy

$60 in gas.

$60 in gas.
Forum: Foo
07-30-07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Viceroy

Hah, that reminds me of something a group of us...

Hah, that reminds me of something a group of us used to do in high school... whenever a new romance would surface, this one kid would start a pool on the inside his locker door and you could place...
Forum: Foo
07-29-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,452
Posted By Viceroy

Drinking age is 18 here. But the problem is,...

Drinking age is 18 here.
But the problem is, it's so ingrained in the culture that teenagers drink. I'd say the average age in my town when somebody gets drunk for the first time is 13 or 14. I...
Forum: Foo
07-25-07, 12:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 608
Posted By Viceroy

How do you feel about public speaking?

I know this is one of mankind's top fears. I was wondering how you felt about it (and if you had a related story about why you feel that way...)
I enjoy speaking to groups. I'm not sure why;...
Forum: Foo
07-25-07, 12:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,654
Posted By Viceroy

They're also engineers, with an engineer's...

They're also engineers, with an engineer's mindset and social skills.
Forum: Foo
07-25-07, 12:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,474
Posted By Viceroy

Sure does. Its internal clock is screwed up,...

Sure does. Its internal clock is screwed up, though - it seems to bloom more around Easter than Christmas. Still amazes me with its longevity, it's old enough to be my grandma. And if a branch cracks...
Forum: Foo
07-24-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,474
Posted By Viceroy

This Christmas cactus is at least 75 years old. ...

This Christmas cactus is at least 75 years old.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.576150533a.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?576150533a.jpg)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,840
Posted By Viceroy

You can't always tell whether somebody is...

You can't always tell whether somebody is overweight or not just by looking at them.
Also, BMI is not for extremely fit people, particularly professional atheletes, because muscle weights so much...
Forum: Foo
07-18-07, 11:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By Viceroy

All of Michael Crichton's original books were far...

All of Michael Crichton's original books were far better than the movies - Disclosure, Jurrassic Park, The Lost World, Timeline, Congo, Sphere. Jurassic Park was probably the best adaptation... Wayne...
Forum: Foo
07-18-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By Viceroy

I like the book of 2001 a lot better. And the end...

I like the book of 2001 a lot better. And the end makes a hell of a lot more sense.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is probably one of the top ten children's books ever. The movie didn't come...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Viceroy

In Canada there are four seasons...

Winter, More Winter, Still Winter, and Construction. Seriously, it seems like every road around here is being repaired, which is good in a way, but a major pain in another.
It's kind of nice...
Forum: Foo
07-17-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,141
Posted By Viceroy

Movies that were BETTER than the book?

Lots of screenplays based on books, but how many are actually an improvement on the original novel?
I actually can't think of any off the top of my head, so prove me wrong.
Forum: Foo
07-17-07, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Viceroy

Who makes your favourite game console?

NOt that I'm any expert, but I like the Playstation series.
Forum: Foo
07-17-07, 12:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,474
Posted By Viceroy

You didn't.

You didn't.
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