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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By rickyk76

Some great images. Thanks for sharing.

Some great images. Thanks for sharing.
01-27-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,677
Posted By rickyk76

Must just be me with a mac using safari. Thanks...

Must just be me with a mac using safari. Thanks for the headsup.
01-27-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,677
Posted By rickyk76

Tim, I'm having a hard time seeing the pics...

Tim, I'm having a hard time seeing the pics you're posting. I can copy them into my browser and see them, but they're not coming through in the forum for some reason. Unless there's a setting that's...
Forum: Foo
01-27-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,063
Posted By rickyk76

Cherone was definitely the most talented of the...

Cherone was definitely the most talented of the VH singers. Extreme was definitely one of my fav bands back in the day. Nuno killed on guitar (even better than EVH IMO).
01-27-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 22,150
Posted By rickyk76

Same everything. Which is why Iím wondering why...

Same everything. Which is why Iím wondering why Iím feeling pain on the trainer when I donít on the road. Maybe since Iím able to take pedaling breaks or the side-to-side rocking motion that goes...
01-27-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 22,150
Posted By rickyk76

Okay, so I just abandoned my second Zwift ride...

Okay, so I just abandoned my second Zwift ride after about 25 minutes. I canít seem to get it dialed in. I had trouble calibrating in Zwift so had to spin down in Rouvy. First ride was just an easy...
11-30-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By rickyk76

Check this out that shows itís not uncommon for...

Check this out that shows itís not uncommon for tolerances to be +/- 4mm

Technical FAQ: Why are labeled tire sizes inconsistent? | VeloNews.com...
11-30-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By rickyk76

As someone who works in quality control in the...

As someone who works in quality control in the rubber manufacturing industry, Iím going to assume itís not a quality issue. Bike tires donít require extreme precision in their application and the...
11-16-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 76,984
Posted By rickyk76

So far it seems ok. It opens wide enough and...

So far it seems ok. It opens wide enough and seems to be a comfortable fit. I havenít worn them much yet though, so weíll see. The few short rides Iíve done went well though.
11-14-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 76,984
Posted By rickyk76

Some Scott Comp MTB shoes. Hoping the BOA lacing...

Some Scott Comp MTB shoes. Hoping the BOA lacing holds up with my fat feet.

https://i.imgur.com/ooDtAqOl.jpg
11-09-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 501,970
Posted By rickyk76

Here's my 105 Slate on a ride a couple weeks ago....

Here's my 105 Slate on a ride a couple weeks ago. Not long after this pic I finally got the replacement rims and set it up tubeless.

https://i.imgur.com/1AV6CBmh.jpg
11-09-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By rickyk76

Thank you much! I had just been thinking I need...

Thank you much! I had just been thinking I need to look into a membership and see what the options are. Talk about kismet. Thanks again.
Forum: Foo
11-06-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 74,464
Posted By rickyk76

https://youtu.be/Ebttl94IFZk Get to go see...

https://youtu.be/Ebttl94IFZk

Get to go see them next weekend. Canít wait!
Forum: Touring
11-06-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,665
Posted By rickyk76

Looks like a great weekend tourer. Nice job.

Looks like a great weekend tourer. Nice job.
11-06-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,966
Posted By rickyk76

Looks like a great project. Canít wait to see...

Looks like a great project. Canít wait to see more pics as it comes along.
Forum: Touring
11-06-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By rickyk76

Bike looks great! I hadnít considered panniers...

Bike looks great! I hadnít considered panniers for the Divide. Canít wait to hear your thoughts when you get the Orbs.
Forum: Texas
11-06-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 59,044
Posted By rickyk76

Registered yesterday and joined the St. Arnold...

Registered yesterday and joined the St. Arnold team. So looking forward to this!
08-29-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,989
Posted By rickyk76

http://i.imgur.com/GaLoXJB.jpg Here she is....

http://i.imgur.com/GaLoXJB.jpg

Here she is. I can't wait to get her out on the road and trails and put some mileage on her. The bike shop has ordered the replacement rims so they should be here in...
Forum: Texas
08-27-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,078
Posted By rickyk76

Wow, that's pretty crazy. Hope everyone is safe....

Wow, that's pretty crazy. Hope everyone is safe. We had the tornados last night, and the streets are starting to flood in NW Houston. The retention ponds are overflowing from what I've seen.
08-26-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,989
Posted By rickyk76

Just a quick update. I ended up getting a 105...

Just a quick update. I ended up getting a 105 Slate. I haven't had a chance to ride it other than the 2 test rides I did on it, but this thing seems like it's going to be a blast. Now I just need to...
Forum: Texas
08-23-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,249
Posted By rickyk76

Yeah, I park at THP and then ride to GBP and...

Yeah, I park at THP and then ride to GBP and usually turn around at Fry(?) to go back. I'll do any where from 25-50, but am only a 15-16 avg, so I still have a bit to go.
Forum: Foo
08-16-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By rickyk76

Occasionally on weekends, my daughters and I will...

Occasionally on weekends, my daughters and I will stop and grab a case of water and some 12-pack boxes of Taco Bell tacos and drive around handing tacos and water to homeless people that are...
Forum: Touring
08-16-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,583
Posted By rickyk76

Sucks that all of the pics are gone in this...

Sucks that all of the pics are gone in this thread.
08-16-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By rickyk76

Congrats on the metric century! It's a great...

Congrats on the metric century! It's a great feeling, right? Good luck on the imperial. I'll get there someday.
Forum: Texas
08-15-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,249
Posted By rickyk76

Sci, I always imagine we're passing each other at...

Sci, I always imagine we're passing each other at THP on Saturdays or Sundays, as I think I see someone who looks kind of like the pictures you've posted in the past. How many are in your group and...
08-15-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By rickyk76

Awesome! I did my first metric last month and my...

Awesome! I did my first metric last month and my second just this past Sunday. In my case, Sunday, my mind was willing, but my body was not. Hope you'll shoot for your next one soon!
08-15-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By rickyk76

Mine was comfortable out of the box. It's gotten...

Mine was comfortable out of the box. It's gotten even more so as I've put some miles on it. About 400 miles so far. It might not be the saddle for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 15,933
Posted By rickyk76

Being as I'm a slow rider, I get passed by people...

Being as I'm a slow rider, I get passed by people of all different variety. Old, young, men, women, fat, thin. My favorite is a guy I call Santa. He's got the long white hair and beard, huge belly,...
08-15-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By rickyk76

I'm not sure if the valves are actually made in...

I'm not sure if the valves are actually made in the US, but you might look at American Classic valves. I'm sure you can find out if you contact them directly.
08-15-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 751
Posted By rickyk76

Awesome job!!

Awesome job!!
08-15-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,944
Posted By rickyk76

I haven't set any monthly goals, but I did...

I haven't set any monthly goals, but I did surpass my initial goal for the year of 500 miles with a metric century this past Sunday. It was brutal, but worth it.

8/6 - 24.6mi
8/13 - 63.4mi

MTD...
Forum: Texas
07-17-17, 04:46 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,249
Posted By rickyk76

Yesterday was such a beautiful day for a ride....

Yesterday was such a beautiful day for a ride. The KFC was a perfect first group ride. I did the metric century. My first ever! It was well organized and ran smoothly. I hit the wall around mile 55,...
Forum: Texas
07-13-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,249
Posted By rickyk76

Looks like scattered thunderstorms are set all...

Looks like scattered thunderstorms are set all day for the ride. Ugh.
Forum: Texas
07-13-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,249
Posted By rickyk76

Thanks. Last time I checked the site weeks ago I...

Thanks. Last time I checked the site weeks ago I didn't see the route maps. I appreciate the feedback.
Forum: Texas
07-13-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,249
Posted By rickyk76

So, I'm back in for the KFC ride Sunday! My...

So, I'm back in for the KFC ride Sunday! My travel plans got rearranged. Now I'm nervous because to date my longest ride has been 52 miles. I rode 50 miles last Sunday, and it was rough. My plan is...
Forum: Texas
06-21-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 49,249
Posted By rickyk76

I won't be making the KFC ride this year. Have to...

I won't be making the KFC ride this year. Have to travel overseas for work either that day or the day before. Already signed up and everything. Meh.
06-13-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,989
Posted By rickyk76

Thanks, I'll check them out. When I called awhile...

Thanks, I'll check them out. When I called awhile back they didn't. Though, I think I'm set on my own build now. I'd still love to test ride it.
06-10-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By rickyk76

Nice! Which groupset will you be ordering? Or...

Nice! Which groupset will you be ordering? Or just the frameset?
06-07-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,600
Posted By rickyk76

I think you take her to the bike shop, let her...

I think you take her to the bike shop, let her talk to the sales person about the type of riding she'll be doing or she wants to do, let her test ride whichever bikes float her fancy, and then buy...
06-05-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By rickyk76

I think the Slate looks like a fantastic bike and...

I think the Slate looks like a fantastic bike and was one of the ones in the running when I was looking to get an all-around bike. It's a solid build with a great company. I don't think fork...
06-05-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,713
Posted By rickyk76

Buy a bikepacking-style handlebar bag. That was...

Buy a bikepacking-style handlebar bag. That was my answer to this same issue. I got a Salsa one on sale on the REI website and it should arrive tomorrow.
06-03-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 49,208
Posted By rickyk76

Just finished the second season of Sense8 on...

Just finished the second season of Sense8 on Netflix, and I'm not happy to hear that it's been cancelled. Show was a solid 9/10 and the finale of season 2 was fantastic! Damn!
06-03-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,772
Posted By rickyk76

I haven't set any mileage goals to date other...

I haven't set any mileage goals to date other than doing 500 for the year of which I'm well on my way. But, since I'll be home for at least 2 weeks this month, my goal is to get 200 miles.

6/3 -...
06-02-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By rickyk76

You'll most likely have to look used for that...

You'll most likely have to look used for that budget. I would normally suggest a Trek Marlin 4 or 5 or the Specialized equivalent for new budget starter, but that puts you in the £300+ range easily.
06-02-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By rickyk76

+1 on this. The tube is made to be pumped up with...

+1 on this. The tube is made to be pumped up with the tire being the main wall constraint when inflated to riding pressures.
Forum: Touring
05-30-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By rickyk76

I found it to be quite entertaining. It made me...

I found it to be quite entertaining. It made me very nostalgic for the 4 years I spent in Okinawa. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Touring
05-30-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,447
Posted By rickyk76

So sad to hear. Didn't know him well, but he was...

So sad to hear. Didn't know him well, but he was always kind and encouraging to me here. I'm glad he was able to finish his days riding and then be surrounded by his family. My thoughts are with them...
Forum: Touring
05-29-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By rickyk76

If you're basing the decision solely on...

If you're basing the decision solely on standover, I'd probably go with giving her the extra cm for comfort/safety sake. But, which size best fits her reach and sitting position? Which is most...
Forum: Touring
05-29-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By rickyk76

1) I'm assuming you're an American citizen. If...

1) I'm assuming you're an American citizen. If so, you don't need a visa for stays less than 90 days as long as you a) have a return ticket; b) your passport is not going to expire during your stay;...
Forum: Foo
05-29-17, 04:05 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 44,472
Posted By rickyk76

https://youtu.be/dpaQP4aFAbg

https://youtu.be/dpaQP4aFAbg
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