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10-10-21, 04:00 PM
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Views: 202
Posted By Repack Rider

45th Anniversary coming up

On October 21, 1976 I agreed to help a few friends settle an argument as to who was the fastest downhill rider on our modified "klunker" bikes. We had decided that a time trial was the way to make it...
10-08-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,097
Posted By 63rickert

Be as literal minded as you wish, you always are....

Be as literal minded as you wish, you always are. Also note that Froome is descending solo and there is no one on a bike nearby to take a signal.

Only those on fixed are going to pedal 100% all...
10-08-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,097
Posted By Nachoman

Up hill, down hill or on the flats, if you're on...

Up hill, down hill or on the flats, if you're on a group ride, soft pedaling sends a signal to the guy drafting you that things are okay and to stay close.
10-06-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,097
Posted By mstateglfr

Chump. I have never coasted, much less soft...

Chump.
I have never coasted, much less soft pedaled, in my life. You go all out every time out or stay home!***
09-28-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,037
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife is a long-time practitioner of a hot yoga...

My wife is a long-time practitioner of a hot yoga discipline known as Bikram, so named because of its founder. This is a specific emphasis on spinal health and the strength and flexibility necessary...
09-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,436
Posted By WhyFi

1k calories in an hour of cycling isn't that...

1k calories in an hour of cycling isn't that unusual; it's an effort, and certainly not doable by all, but it's not that unusual.
09-27-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,436
Posted By PeteHski

I don't know. But, according to my power meter,...

I don't know. But, according to my power meter, I managed to burn 1000 cals on a 1 hour effort last week. Average speed was 20.7 mph with 300 m elevation gain. Averaging around 250W
09-25-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,010
Posted By Ironfish653

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's...

It's not really an 'up' stroke; in practice, it's more pushing forward over the top of the stroke, and pulling back across the bottom. Pulling up with one leg while pushing down with the other is...
09-25-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By PeteHski

They are washable you know.

They are washable you know.
09-21-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By OldTryGuy

Hear yah loud and clear. It's possible to use...

Hear yah loud and clear. It's possible to use electronics to facilitate rather than motivate.

Sept. FULL MOOM was last night at 7:54PM so using STRAVA as a record keeper, I headed out at 7:54PM...
09-21-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I find Strava provides me with a lot of...

I find Strava provides me with a lot of motivation - I am a KOM-hunter, no denying it. The different segments help me push harder during training; I'm generally lazy otherwise. I often like to go for...
09-20-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't compete with known cheaters.

I don't compete with known cheaters.
09-19-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 914
Posted By RH Clark

I think though gloves might help, though possibly...

I think though gloves might help, though possibly the solution is different bars and bike fit. I can't ride with flat straight bars for long at all without hand numbness issues later that night. Too...
09-15-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By WhyFi

There are a lot of good segments where I'm just...

There are a lot of good segments where I'm just not going to be in KOM contention, and that's okay. On those, I want to beat everybody I know, though. Or constantly improve my time. Or, if conditions...
09-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By bbbean

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would...

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would have been so lacking without your contribution!
09-15-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By mschwett

and somehow, every time i do a loop the wind is...

and somehow, every time i do a loop the wind is traveling in a loop in the opposite direction!
09-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By EviLDORK

If you view only today's segment results, you can...

If you view only today's segment results, you can see who rode the fastest into today's brutal headwind. Sadly, those results won't be visible tomorrow.
09-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By WhyFi

Never gonna happen and never should happen. ...

Never gonna happen and never should happen.



Segments with lights are pretty dumb.
09-15-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By burnthesheep

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make...

I had a crazy idea a while back that would make "local legends" more adversarial and gamify it a bit. Feed KOM's and QOM's into "kingdoms" instead of "local legends".

My idea:
-each segment gets...
09-14-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,331
Posted By Koyote

This got me to go back and read your post #16....

This got me to go back and read your post #16. The self-praise is warranted, regardless of what the 'thought cop' thinks.
09-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By redcon1

Same here. And my 2 roommates were not pleased,...

Same here. And my 2 roommates were not pleased, but they got over it.:lol:
09-12-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By CAT7RDR

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed...

^^^^^Funny. My next bike will be a single speed or flip/flop Fixie because I want to simplify things and decrease repairs and maintenance costs.

I just bought an older model flip phone to...
09-12-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By one4smoke

At the risk of not being "cool" without either a...

At the risk of not being "cool" without either a one word or condescending reply...

Yes, Strava does motivate me. Examples: If I check it near the end of a ride and I'm averaging 15.9 mph, better...
09-12-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By WhyFi

Yet you track your mileage. Do you know what a...

Yet you track your mileage. Do you know what a lot of people use Strava for? Tracking mileage. Weird, innit?
09-12-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By WhyFi

This post reads very much like that of someone...

This post reads very much like that of someone who doesn't know what Strava is or what it does.
09-11-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,004
Posted By tomato coupe

Sock height is a pretty good indicator of how...

Sock height is a pretty good indicator of how serious a cyclist is.
09-10-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By tomato coupe

So, he was cross chaining?

So, he was cross chaining?
09-10-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By rsbob

Since COVID and not riding in with my buddies I...

Since COVID and not riding in with my buddies I found Strava and have been delivered. I have always been competitive (I know many folks arenít, thank you very much) and I can compete against myself,...
09-10-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By livedarklions

If today, it would be a very short one after...

If today, it would be a very short one after work. My Saturday century is tomorrow, and lately I do a 50 miler on Sunday. Normally I take Fridays off completely, but yesterday's ride was a rain...
09-10-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By tomato coupe

The chamois goes on the inside? Oops. Time to...

The chamois goes on the inside? Oops. Time to start a new thread?
09-09-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By Hiro11

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is...

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is by far the best investment you can make in cycling gear. Nothing makes a bigger difference in the comfort and enjoyment in a ride for me than well...
09-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,740
Posted By rsbob

Bet you did not see this coming since you made an...

Bet you did not see this coming since you made an emphatic blanket statement I do have rear radar and use it constantly to make sure I am out of the line of fire. In my area, the rural two lane...
09-09-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By rsbob

Have to agree with a poster above, and I...

Have to agree with a poster above, and I paraphrase, what ever you do, work or play, using the right tool makes the activity so much easier. This is especially true in construction, working on cars...
09-09-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,740
Posted By mstateglfr

Based on actual experience, I have found value in...

Based on actual experience, I have found value in knowing cars are approaching. Again, its been very helpful on gravel roads, which account for a majority of my solo riding miles.
And again, it's...
09-09-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,399
Posted By amokeu

How strong actually is carbon fibre?

I often see stuff regarding how strong carbon fibre is, but I also see stuff about how risky carbon is as its literally fibre networks, I'm assuming its much stronger than aluminium, however whats...
09-09-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,415
Posted By tomato coupe

Advertising?

Advertising?
09-08-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By tomato coupe

That's easy to believe. Somewhere in my drawer I...

That's easy to believe. Somewhere in my drawer I have a pair of $10 cycling shorts, a pair of $20 cycling bib tights, and a $5 cycling jersey. Every pair of non-cycling shorts and every t-shirt I own...
09-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By genejockey

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic...

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic without looking or signalling, after giving every indication they were pulling off the path and stopping. Their fault. They f****d up. Then they blamed...
09-08-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By indyfabz

Yeah. It's called countersteering. Someone should...

Yeah. It's called countersteering. Someone should start a thread about how you first need to turn right in order to turn left. That would be a BF first. :innocent:
09-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By Happy Feet

It is very curious how, on a bicycle enthusiasts...

It is very curious how, on a bicycle enthusiasts forum, people seem afraid to wear bicycle specific clothing for fear of not fitting in with others off the bike. Brag up how hard one rides here,...
09-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,782
Posted By burnthesheep

Others have covered it above already. With...

Others have covered it above already. With links. But basically it's a transition from throwaway level, to durability for daily usage and mileage level, to an increase in shift/brake/weight/aero...
09-07-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By Troul

bet if a poll was taken, the results would be on...

bet if a poll was taken, the results would be on par to that assumption, but you'll have those oddball opinions that'll stand out too. Although, some may just sit it out & just be null to the topic,...
09-06-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By genejockey

When you take yourself too seriously, you take...

When you take yourself too seriously, you take everything too seriously.
09-06-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By PeteHski

I doubt the rabbit would agree!

I doubt the rabbit would agree!
09-05-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By caloso

Just to even things out, I wear a cycling jersey...

Just to even things out, I wear a cycling jersey and bibs when I play rugby.
09-05-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By downtube42

October 2019 I went JRA on my commuter, wearing...

October 2019 I went JRA on my commuter, wearing jeans, cotton tee, and sandals. Crashed and broke my neck.

OTOH, I've ridden a bajillion miles in lycra, never broke my neck.

Cotton may not...
09-05-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By PeteHski

This thread went exactly as I thought it would. ...

This thread went exactly as I thought it would. I don't even dare to suggest people should even try wearing "cycling" clothing any more. It's just like the other thread where someone asked what...
09-05-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,469
Posted By genejockey

Here's the thing - if you wear what my wife likes...

Here's the thing - if you wear what my wife likes to refer to as "Bike Togs" because of what other people will think of you, or if you AVOID wearing them because of what other people will think of...
09-05-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,039
Posted By GlennR

When my son started at age 15 doing triathlons...

When my son started at age 15 doing triathlons and crits on his on a Specialized Allez with 105 ($700) and regularly finished ahead of others with much more expensive bikes. At 17 he saved up enough...
09-05-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By tyrion

I have lots of lower back issues and for me the...

I have lots of lower back issues and for me the best remedy is stretching, the most important/effective stretch (for me) is knee to opposite shoulder. Not to rule out strength training. My first...
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