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06-23-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By aplcr0331

Here's the dope tattoo you get when you picked up...

Here's the dope tattoo you get when you picked up cycling 2 years ago and "found your life purpose".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,438
Posted By aplcr0331

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all...

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all just rode at 8mph and happily waved at all the *******s in their brodozers that they would all of the sudden be nice to us?

Stop with the the...
06-14-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By aplcr0331

I remember when this happened (kind of local to...

I remember when this happened (kind of local to me)....it was 5 years ago.

A few years after this we had a mountain biker get killed by a Cougar on the west side of Washington State.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,386
Posted By aplcr0331

Depending on your location I'm willing to bet...

Depending on your location I'm willing to bet there's a local person making steel bikes. We have one in my small/medium sized city (Elephant Bikes) and you can often get custom geometry that way as...
06-08-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,039
Posted By aplcr0331

Did 75 miles and 7,100 feet of climbing Saturday...

Did 75 miles and 7,100 feet of climbing Saturday and unfortunately got stuck near the top of the mountain in a nasty wind and hail storm.

Been sick now for 3 days...ugh...went way to deep.
...
06-03-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,290
Posted By aplcr0331

I ride whichever bike gives me the most social...

I ride whichever bike gives me the most social smugness capital.

Here's my process...I research at least 50 years of history for every bike I consider buying. I get a list of the top 25 executives...
06-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,101
Posted By aplcr0331

O/T but not really; I was working in a SCIF...

O/T but not really;

I was working in a SCIF (fancy name for a building where TS work is done for the DoD) and there as a contractor in there installing a VTC. I was in there getting network...
06-03-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,039
Posted By aplcr0331

Did my long commutes yesterday; 31.9 going in and...

Did my long commutes yesterday; 31.9 going in and 33.4 coming home. It was 97 degrees and that's the hottest temperature ride I've done in over 3 years. My HR was elevated...despite not pushing hard...
06-03-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,465
Posted By aplcr0331

No goals for May...tired of setting goals and...

No goals for May...tired of setting goals and failing (especially with weight). So I'm just out here winging it.

MAY
Miles = 562
Elevation = 31,468
05-23-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,465
Posted By aplcr0331

524mi so far. Will be traveling from the 26 into...

524mi so far. Will be traveling from the 26 into June so Iíll miss out on 6 days.

Pretty good month for me.
05-21-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,013
Posted By aplcr0331

People on rim brakes wave more

People on rim brakes wave more
05-18-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By aplcr0331

Iím guessing youíre going faster because of the...

Iím guessing youíre going faster because of the motorcycle tubes youíre using.
05-18-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By aplcr0331

New club jersey day is almost always good! My...

New club jersey day is almost always good! My club went from "meh, it could be worse" to...well worse actually.


Congrats on the weight loss and get out there and ride! It's the our best defense...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,286
Posted By aplcr0331

All you can do is give it a try. My commute here...

All you can do is give it a try. My commute here in the states ranges from 16 to 18.5 (and on some occasions is 31.5) miles depending on which route I take. When I lived in the UK it was 21.5 miles....
05-14-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,213
Posted By aplcr0331

So it appears that most cyclists don't actually...

So it appears that most cyclists don't actually enjoy the act of riding their bikes that much. I mean I see complaints about cars, pedestrians, dogs, runners, roadies, e-bikes, parked cars, no lines,...
05-13-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By aplcr0331

OP: You see any good ass out here on your...

OP: You see any good ass out here on your commute? Are they more impressed by your sexy bell rings or your non TDF clothes and cheap bike?

How strong is that pimp hand anyway?
05-12-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,840
Posted By aplcr0331

Times are a-changin. Pie in the sky wishful...

Times are a-changin. Pie in the sky wishful thinking about bike commuting is a waste of time. The numbers are just not there...and the numbers are dwindling.

More people commute by bike in urban...
05-10-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,919
Posted By aplcr0331

Guess what? *Whispers* "Come over here" ...

Guess what?

*Whispers* "Come over here"


"Rims...ARE a disc."
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05-07-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,429
Posted By aplcr0331

My wife has a childhood friend who is a well...

My wife has a childhood friend who is a well known Ophthalmologist, she travels (pre-Covid) around the country giving talks and has done some important research in the field. She's married to another...
05-06-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,429
Posted By aplcr0331

You know...skinny roadies on their carbon "fibre"...

You know...skinny roadies on their carbon "fibre" pretend bikes who all think they're Lance Armstrong Sepp Kuss.
05-06-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,429
Posted By aplcr0331

I need 2 videos sir; 1. You playing...

I need 2 videos sir;

1. You playing (attempting?) Eruption.
2. You and your wife "dropping" BF forums "roadies"

;)
05-06-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,429
Posted By aplcr0331

I've been called Lance a number of times, usually...

I've been called Lance a number of times, usually from big truck driving dudes, I think it's kind of funny. I've heard people say along the lines of "drive like Mario Andretti" lol, I mean when was...
05-06-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,429
Posted By aplcr0331

OP; It's called LARP'ing. Like those...

OP;

It's called LARP'ing. Like those rednecks that do Civil War re-enactments. Or the uber:nerdy dorks who "craft" swords and attend Amtgard yearly.


While we're on the subject...can anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,155
Posted By aplcr0331

1. Get dropped quick 2. Join a slower group ...

1. Get dropped quick
2. Join a slower group
3. Get dropped again
4. Join a "No-Drop" Group
5. Dropped? Yes, please
6. Eight reasons why riding alone is better than riding in a group...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,614
Posted By aplcr0331

Um, nope. It's not 1999 anymore. Aerodynamic...

Um, nope. It's not 1999 anymore.

Aerodynamic analysis of uphill drafting in cycling - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12283-021-00345-2
Check out the research above they have a decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,155
Posted By aplcr0331

Yeah, you're not a climber and you never were...

Yeah, you're not a climber and you never were "decent at climbing". Decent climbing for fat guys like you and I (welcome to the 235lb club...at least we're not 250 amirite?) is not stopping halfway...
05-04-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 10,524
Posted By aplcr0331

But...what about Cancellara's Law? (for e-Bikes)....

But...what about Cancellara's Law? (for e-Bikes). "Not only will it get Easier....but you'll go even Faster"
04-28-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,087
Posted By aplcr0331

Camps are basically voodoo witchcraft...

Camps are basically voodoo witchcraft anyway...which is why there's so many "cures" out there.

Some research, if you're so inclined.

Exercised-Associated Muscle Cramps = EAMC

Hydration...
04-25-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,535
Posted By aplcr0331

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,814
Posted By aplcr0331

I have loud hubs for the wattzzz increase over...

I have loud hubs for the wattzzz increase over noiseless (pronounced: inferior) hubs.
04-12-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,759
Posted By aplcr0331

It was until I hit that hill. What tire do...

It was until I hit that hill.

What tire do you recommend?
04-08-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,759
Posted By aplcr0331

My tire scores well in a *test* - "Well, that's...

My tire scores well in a *test* - "Well, that's good data!" and "anyone riding these tires must be amazing and awesome, just like me"

Tires don't score well in a "test" - "but muh variables",...
04-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,845
Posted By aplcr0331

Thatís good speed, certainly faster than me.

Thatís good speed, certainly faster than me.
04-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,133
Posted By aplcr0331

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays. No bikes...

Gonna see a lot of this nowadays.

No bikes anywhere. I placed an order for a Trek Emonda for my wife in Sep 2020. Itís not arriving until 2022 now.

We just decided on a decent used Liv Avail.
...
04-01-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By aplcr0331

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was...

Thatís because that is what it was. 2019-2020 was a bad flu year, in fact it was shaping up to be as bad as 2017-2018, but it was cut short by five weeks due to Covid.The first peak was earlier than...
04-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By aplcr0331

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do...

You had it last winter? Just a few months ago? Do you have a power meter? How are your segment times looking? Did you do some training over the winter? Sounds like you feel positive that this year...
03-25-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By aplcr0331

Some hubs are loud some are not. If it's too loud...

Some hubs are loud some are not. If it's too loud you're too old.

Or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,665
Posted By aplcr0331

Great write up, super helpful thank you! My,...

Great write up, super helpful thank you!

My, mostly empty, dome piece is 58.5cm. It seems a lot of helmet makers have 58 as their cut for large/medium sizes. When I go large it's looks stupid....
03-09-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,534
Posted By aplcr0331

I occasionally see MTBíers and from what I have...

I occasionally see MTBíers and from what I have seen just about anything goes clothing wise.

I smell the weed way before I notice the clothes theyíre wearing though.

Too baked to turn off their...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,184
Posted By aplcr0331

That sounds like a good long commute to try and...

That sounds like a good long commute to try and get used to, ride a few times and I bet you'll know more.

Good luck
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,543
Posted By aplcr0331

I watched the full video from the OP finally, and...

I watched the full video from the OP finally, and it's not what I was expecting and certainly wasn't bagging on Carbon. I mean he rides carbon bikes anyway. But now I can tell who didn't watch the...
02-10-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,241
Posted By aplcr0331

Ummm, hello? What about me? I'm unemployed so I'm...

Ummm, hello? What about me? I'm unemployed so I'm not out there eye-gouging mother nature with my Toyota Corolla everyday.

Where's MY money?
02-02-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,363
Posted By aplcr0331

Cool. I was booking down the highway in the...

Cool.

I was booking down the highway in the little ring, as I do from time to time, and a trucker I was drafting kept putting fingers out his window to let me know my speed.

Later me and my...
01-25-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,277
Posted By aplcr0331

I'm still stuck inside. Failed yesterday's...

I'm still stuck inside. Failed yesterday's workout.

But I'm sitting at 18 hours for the month.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By aplcr0331

Yes, all of the above.Specialized, Giant, and...

Yes, all of the above.Specialized, Giant, and Canyon increase prices (https://road.cc/content/news/specialized-canyon-and-giant-increase-bike-prices-278405)
ĒSeveral major bike brands have increased...
01-17-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,363
Posted By aplcr0331

Go with whichever is higher.

Go with whichever is higher.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By aplcr0331

Weird...I'm the opposite, I wanted my heel to...

Weird...I'm the opposite, I wanted my heel to stay in place.

I wear Giro Empire SLX shoes because I can use the laces to tie a heel lock pattern which works decently. No problems on centuries or...
01-10-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,814
Posted By aplcr0331

I change my bar tap every year. Feels good to...

I change my bar tap every year. Feels good to have a new wrap once outdoor riding starts.
12-21-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,647
Posted By aplcr0331

Here’s an exercise. Time to think like a noob....

Here’s an exercise. Time to think like a noob. Most of you are unable to do this. Put yourself in the shoes of Joe and Jane Schmuckateli from Anytown, USA.

Let's assume we get a pantload of new...
12-18-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,647
Posted By aplcr0331

No it won't help infrastructure at all. In fact,...

No it won't help infrastructure at all. In fact, it will probably harm it.

The "bike boom" is good for manufacturers, LBS's, and others-like all those people with bikes left in their garages for 4...
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