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03-11-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 299
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Posted By winston63

I've always been suspicious that keto diets and...

I've always been suspicious that keto diets and the like could carry some long term health risks, but I suspect that obesity is far more dangerous and the simple act of losing weight is going to be a...
03-10-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 5,980
Posted By winston63

:thumb: Congratulations! I lost just shy of...

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Congratulations! I lost just shy of 50 pounds 3 years ago doing exactly that - and I've kept my weight down since then by maintaining an awareness of the amount of calories I consume vs...
03-01-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By winston63

A year ago I was looking at the same bikes (but...

A year ago I was looking at the same bikes (but 2018 models of course) and I went for the E5 Comp with 105. But you should be aware that the carbon frame has greater tire clearance than the Al frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,926
Posted By winston63

:thumb: I tend to ride with a similar...

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I tend to ride with a similar cadence primarily because I've found it's easier on my knees. i seriously don't care at all if I'm less efficient than I would be grinding it out in a big...
01-29-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By winston63

I run Marathons on my AWOL. After numerous flats...

I run Marathons on my AWOL. After numerous flats with a few other tires I figured that I'm actually faster when I don't have to repair roadside flats, so I'm OK with the lower rolling resistance.
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Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By winston63

Thanks for the head's up. I do understand why the...

Thanks for the head's up. I do understand why the banks are vigilant about this sort of thing (after having my CC compromised in the past).

You'll get years of use out your Ortliebs, enjoy!
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By winston63

The Dolphins look awesome to me. Iíve got the...

The Dolphins look awesome to me. Iíve got the smaller GT 18s that I use as front panniers if Iím doing a loaded tour (with my Ortliebs on the rear). They also see a lot of use on the rear rack...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By winston63

I haven't strapped the bags together, but yes,...

I haven't strapped the bags together, but yes, now I double check the latches and I admit that I haven't had a bag come off since I've been doing that.

I'm surprised at how often it appears that...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By winston63

Probably it was some degree of user error on my...

Probably it was some degree of user error on my part, but I have had my Ortlieb Bikepacker's come off more than once. They may not play well with my Toepeak explorer?

In any case, what I think...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By winston63

For waterproof panniers it's hard to go wrong...

For waterproof panniers it's hard to go wrong with Ortlieb. But I'm not wild about their attachment system and have had a loaded pannier come flying off more than once.

That said, they are well...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,398
Posted By winston63

I got a call from my local shop as well (Russ...

I got a call from my local shop as well (Russ Hays Bicycles). They let me know the parts are on the way and will call me as soon as they get them. Like you I am debating whether or not to ride it...
Forum: Touring
01-10-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,983
Posted By winston63

I actually solved a knee problem by moving to...

I actually solved a knee problem by moving to clipless from platforms: I'm not sure exactly why, but I had all kinds of knee issues when I was riding platforms. Securing my foot on the pedal resolved...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,496
Posted By winston63

I bought a 2018 Diverge E5 Comp and I'm very...

I bought a 2018 Diverge E5 Comp and I'm very happy with it.

I have a light carbon bike for good weather riding (Scott Solace) but I wanted something for year round road riding with the ability to...
01-06-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,021
Posted By winston63

:thumb: Agreed. I'm mostly a...

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Agreed. I'm mostly a commuter/utility cyclist but that's because I love running errands, shopping, getting around by bike.

I do also participate in recreational group and solo rides,...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,877
Posted By winston63

I currently run standard marathons on my touring...

I currently run standard marathons on my touring bike, which also sees a great deal of commuting time. I put them on just over a year and a half ago, after getting numerous flats in a short period of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,711
Posted By winston63

While it's more about bikes than cycling, Robert...

While it's more about bikes than cycling, Robert Penn's 'It's all about the Bike' is a delightful read, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,711
Posted By winston63

The Rider is a fantastic book, one that I revisit...

The Rider is a fantastic book, one that I revisit from time to time and always enjoy no matter how many times Iíve read it.
12-04-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,007
Posted By winston63

I agree with the above: I have to lean the bike...

I agree with the above: I have to lean the bike at a fairly ridiculous angle for both mounting/dismounting. It's not usually a problem except when I've got a loaded touring bike.

And due to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By winston63

Admittedly I buy almost all of my cycling gear...

Admittedly I buy almost all of my cycling gear locally at my LBS and don't buy much on line. I will buy the odd thing from Amazon though, and sometimes will order something from MEC.
11-23-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,500
Posted By winston63

That does make sense. I'm not off road very...

That does make sense. I'm not off road very often, so electronic shifting is sort of a luxury that doesn't really excite me all that much. In fact, the times I've ridden bikes with electronic...
11-23-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,320
Posted By winston63

Mostly the hoods, but I'll mix it up, especially...

Mostly the hoods, but I'll mix it up, especially on long rides. Usually I'm in the drops on descents or when riding into headwinds.
11-23-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By winston63

I like this and wish more jurisdictions would go...

I like this and wish more jurisdictions would go in this direction. "Share the Road" as it's usually promoted seems to imply that the cyclist must ride in the gutter and get the hell out of...
11-21-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,500
Posted By winston63

Thanks for starting this thread! Just wanted...

Thanks for starting this thread!

Just wanted to say that I'm of a similar mind set as you with regards to Di2. The time may come when age and arthritis dictate that I move to electronic shifting,...
10-16-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,419
Posted By winston63

Yeah, I find the bike I'm riding makes a huge...

Yeah, I find the bike I'm riding makes a huge difference in how I ride. If I'm on my AWOL, I'm usually content to poke along at a slow to moderate speed, taking things easy and enjoying my...
10-10-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By winston63

Yeah, no question in my mind this makes sense. As...

Yeah, no question in my mind this makes sense. As a cyclist you have to be much more aware of what's happening and this awareness should transfer to your driving habits.

I think cyclists will...
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