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07-02-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 119
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Posted By gif4445

If your cycling includes some cold weather rides,...

If your cycling includes some cold weather rides, keep a list of what you are comfortable wearing at 5 to10į intervals. Amend as you see fit when additional clothing options present themselves. The...
03-10-22, 02:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By gif4445

Good luck with your selection, I hope they work...

Good luck with your selection, I hope they work well for you! Personally, I tried the Airpods and didn't care for how they fit or stayed in the ear. My oldest son has a pair and loves them, so to...
03-10-22, 02:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By gif4445

Here is an excerpt from my CGOAB journal...

Here is an excerpt from my CGOAB journal concerning my choice of earbuds. They have a hand control that allows to pause, adjust volume, skip songs forward and activate Siri. And of course I can tell...
Forum: Touring
02-14-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By gif4445

Looks good! I'm sure you learned some things on...

Looks good! I'm sure you learned some things on the ride and maybe you are ready for this.:) https://www.facebook.com/groups/3864583083667306
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

Further research of the BC30 V2 and wondering...

Further research of the BC30 V2 and wondering about battery recharge? From one Youtube video, it looks like there is a large battery charger used to charge the Fenix 18650 batteries. Wondering if...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

Wow, the SuperNova looks like the Cadillac of...

Wow, the SuperNova looks like the Cadillac of lights! Probably overkill for me, but it would great to demo.

The BC30 V2 looks interesting. I thought the same thing about the gap between 200 and...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

Thanks for the clarification! Makes it a bigger...

Thanks for the clarification! Makes it a bigger challenge to compare between lights.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

Good points. When ordering chargers, I looked at...

Good points. When ordering chargers, I looked at amperage output for my selections. 2.1 amp is what I went with for a couple chargers and the other was a plain 1.0 Amp. They did the job with what I...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

Again sorting out information. 1 Lux = 1 Lumen...

Again sorting out information. 1 Lux = 1 Lumen from what I've read. I'd like at least 350 lumen for my primary light. Good point on the group riding. It does help with lighting. I like group rides,...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

My ultra-distance experiences have mostly...

My ultra-distance experiences have mostly included motel stays. When unavailable, I have slept in post offices and restrooms. All have had AC outlets. So my mode of operation is to plan for daily...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

Thanks for the information GR! Trying to sort...

Thanks for the information GR! Trying to sort through it. Thinking that the way to go would be to find a light that will work while being charged. I think for a primary light, I wouldn't want to go...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,612
Posted By gif4445

Need front light for night riding

**I decided to put this thread here, instead of electronics, as endurance cycling light needs are usually much different**


Needing to replace my old Serfas True 350. They no longer make this...
01-29-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By gif4445

Battery drain or just battery gone bad?

Battery drain or just battery gone bad?
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Views: 2,473
Posted By gif4445

Interesting thread. And wondering if any of it...

Interesting thread. And wondering if any of it fits in my situation. I was 61 yo when I raced the Trans Am. 4200+ miles in a little over 28 days, with mileage days ranging from 70 (mechanical...
Forum: Touring
01-25-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By gif4445

Good video, you have put a lot of thought into...

Good video, you have put a lot of thought into it. Now the important part. Taking it all out there and learning what works and what doesn't. One of my favorite quotes, and I can't remember where I...
01-24-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,672
Posted By gif4445

I am set on riding my age in miles for a Birthday...

I am set on riding my age in miles for a Birthday ride, but I have done so with modifications. Since it is my birthday, I get to do what I want. November birthday and it can be downright cold on...
01-10-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

The LBS is installing a 46/30 and an11-36...

The LBS is installing a 46/30 and an11-36 cassette this week. We will see how that goes.
01-01-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

I did a couple things after some semi-careful...

I did a couple things after some semi-careful thought. The first was to order a 46-30, 11-36 cassette and brifters. Supposedly the 46-30 was available immediately. It will probably be a wait on...
12-29-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

No. This whole thing has been gradual for the...

No. This whole thing has been gradual for the most part. From not needing adjustment for well over a thousand miles, to needing adjustment after 50-60 miles. There have been replacements made to...
12-27-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

I meant RD is out of line and roadlink/hanger is...

I meant RD is out of line and roadlink/hanger is bent.
12-27-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

Sorry, when I say "RD looks to be bent", I'm...

Sorry, when I say "RD looks to be bent", I'm meaning it's out of line and actually roadlink and/or hanger is bent.
12-27-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

Probably good advice. I left all that up to the...

Probably good advice. I left all that up to the bike shops. Initially what I wanted was lower gears for tackling the Missouri rollers and Kentucky/Virginia climbs. Then, with lower back issues, my...
12-27-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

I suspected such, but the adjustments I have made...

I suspected such, but the adjustments I have made are usually more than just backing out the barrel adjustment. More times than not, it involves the limit screws also. I usually just went through...
12-27-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

I'm thinking this is the next step. And it fits...

I'm thinking this is the next step. And it fits my riding. 50-11 is used only on the downhill, so although there will be times it will be missed, it won't be much. The last I checked with my LBS,...
12-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

Confused no more, at least on this subject. ...

Confused no more, at least on this subject. Thank you!
12-27-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

Thanks for setting me straight. It's interesting...

Thanks for setting me straight. It's interesting how I get an idea in my head and keep it there until someone fortunately doesn't care about hurting my feelings, and tells me the truth. I guess it...
12-27-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000

Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000
12-27-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

We have looked and looked again at alignment and...

We have looked and looked again at alignment and the possibility of hanger, roadlink and RD being bent. And then we replaced each item. I approached my LBS with the new set up idea and at that time,...
12-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

I have a Shimano RD-R8000. Worked great at first....

I have a Shimano RD-R8000. Worked great at first. Raced halfway across the U.S. with no issue in June of 2019. (Bike shop at halfway point installed too short of a chain and I didn't realize it until...
12-27-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

I replaced the shifting cable about 300 miles...

I replaced the shifting cable about 300 miles ago. Old one looked fine. Lightly lubed up some areas along the way, underneath BB, brifter. No affect. The derailluer has about 1500 miles on it. I've...
12-26-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,364
Posted By gif4445

Are long cage derailleurs always finicky?

I've got a 2018 Specialized Diverge. I modified or replaced about everything on the bike to fit me and my type of riding. On the drivetrain, I replaced the crankset with 165mm cranks. By doing that,...
11-07-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,495
Posted By gif4445

I've started to get into metal detecting, but I...

I've started to get into metal detecting, but I find that it is easier to find neat stuff (and not so neat stuff) along the side of the road. I didn't use to stop and pick things up, unless it was...
10-31-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By gif4445

Thanks for the reply. No matter what is found on...

Thanks for the reply. No matter what is found on the MRI, I anticipate doing quite a little homework before the next step.
10-27-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By gif4445

How did the L4-L5 fusion treat you? I've got an...

How did the L4-L5 fusion treat you? I've got an MRI scheduled for next month, with special attention on the L5-S1.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By gif4445

I don't think you are entirely wrong here, but...

I don't think you are entirely wrong here, but that was looked at, along with the diameter of the pedal stroke. Going to 145's is designed to help get me back into the game by reducing that diameter....
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By gif4445

Thanks so much for your input and so sorry about...

Thanks so much for your input and so sorry about your crash. Hoping you heal up quickly. Like you and others have suggested, the interval sessions are not smart, especially now. I'm working on...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By gif4445

I have had multiple fittings in the last couple...

I have had multiple fittings in the last couple years. The latest has lead to the installation of 145mm cranks to reduce the hip rock. I think it has helped, but isnít the magic bullet.

While Iím...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By gif4445

Eliminating, reducing or modifying the interval...

Eliminating, reducing or modifying the interval regime is in order for sure. Iíve worked closely with my PT in the past with great results, but this back issue has flipped the script. A stretching...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By gif4445

Training modifications for disc concerns

My training for the Trans Am Bike Race consisted of a couple hours of intervals 4-5 days a week, with long distance 1-2x/week. Now with an L5-S1 disc concern, the interval training, at least how I...
07-10-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,970
Posted By gif4445

Looks like you have gotten some good advice. ...

Looks like you have gotten some good advice. Maybe I missed some of it, but be sure to get your start as early as is practical in the day. Afternoon rain (or snow) is the usual up there. The first...
Replies: 60
Views: 7,449
Posted By gif4445

I don't believe there was much, if any change in...

I don't believe there was much, if any change in the route through Kansas. There was some talk about it, but I don't remember any rider, Nathan or dotwatcher say there was in fact a route change, but...
Replies: 60
Views: 7,449
Posted By gif4445

I wish I knew. Again, it ticked me off when I had...

I wish I knew. Again, it ticked me off when I had the issue. I've done a couple 400's and 600's in the Missouri hills, and a Nebraska Sandhills 1000 and not an issue. Then I do 180, followed by 170...
Replies: 60
Views: 7,449
Posted By gif4445

I just saw your post and realized we had a convo...

I just saw your post and realized we had a convo about sleep systems before the race. Sorry it didnít go well for you. The Achilles was my problem on day 3, but was fortunate in that icing it often...
06-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By gif4445

I've ridden it once, 2 years ago when there was...

I've ridden it once, 2 years ago when there was terrible flooding. Wasn't bad even then. It was on the route as a part of a coast to coast race, so I didn't have time to see the sights. Except for...
05-21-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By gif4445

Awesome! I just checked my RWGPS friends list and...

Awesome! I just checked my RWGPS friends list and found Josh who works at Jack and Adams Bike shop in Fredericksburg. We talked to him when we first got into town and he offered his RWGPS routes. He...
05-21-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By gif4445

Shorten the crank or add shims?

My right leg is around a cm shorter than my left. Not a big deal, unless you have some resulting problems. I've been suffering from what they diagnose as Piriformis Syndrome. Initially low grade, but...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By gif4445

After the maiden journey on the type R yesterday,...

After the maiden journey on the type R yesterday, I don't doubt that I will probably return to my B-17 imperial. But I'm always looking for the magic I guess.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By gif4445

I went ahead and got the Type R JCOB saddle. ...

I went ahead and got the Type R JCOB saddle. First ride was yesterday. I thought it would feel more cushy than it did, but the company speak is that it will feel a little hard at first. It took a...
05-21-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By gif4445

That should be fun! Wife and I went down to...

That should be fun! Wife and I went down to Fredericksburg for a few days a couple years ago. I needed some early miles while training for the Trans Am bike race and she was interested in the shops...
05-12-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By gif4445

A couple years ago, my wife and I rode from...

A couple years ago, my wife and I rode from Breckenridge CO to the top of Vail Pass and back. I rode my Diverge and we rented an ebike for my wife. It was a Rad city step through. I didn't know if it...
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