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08-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is no speed difference from a narrower tire...

There is no speed difference from a narrower tire if you went with a supple 38mm tire which would be my advice. Panaracer GravelKing slick or Rene Herse, but there are plenty of options. No advantage...
Forum: Northeast
08-15-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,464
Posted By professorbob

If the ferry is running, when you get to South...

If the ferry is running, when you get to South Hero, head to the Island Line trail. It's easy to find on a map. Rt. 2 getting toward Burlington is uncomfortably busy, while the trail couldn't be...
07-29-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,350
Posted By davester

Some of you are talking as though there is merely...

Some of you are talking as though there is merely a dichotomy between training and mellow rides without acknowledging that there is a middle ground of exercising for improved health. Since I am...
07-12-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Jtmav

couldn't agree more. My son rowed in college and...

couldn't agree more. My son rowed in college and stressed the importance of form. So many people in the gym get on the machine and start with the highest level and within minutes they look like a...
07-01-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,991
Posted By tomato coupe

Now that I think about it, I might have tossed...

Now that I think about it, I might have tossed the knife in a dumpster. My memory is a little fuzzy, because I was knee deep in a bottle of vodka afterwards.
06-24-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,941
Posted By OldTryGuy

I am 72 in a couple of weeks. It boggles my mind...

I am 72 in a couple of weeks. It boggles my mind why political opinion needed to be brought up in this thread. :foo: :bang:
05-23-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By Biker395

Davis Double Ride Report

Davis Double Ride Report

I’ve done quite a few doubles in California, but for some reason, never did the most popular of them all. The Davis Double. I had heard the route and support were great...
05-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,784
Posted By Biker395

This seems appropriate. ...

This seems appropriate.

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05-04-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By pdlamb

After a while you'll start thinking in terms of,...

After a while you'll start thinking in terms of, "Who's a good doctor that's 20 years younger than me so I don't have to go find another one when s/he retires?"
05-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Germany_chris

Take the small wins

and forget the rest..

I have this regular ride that takes me from work down hill all the way to the Rhine. It's a favorite ride of mine because once I get to the river there's places to chill,...
05-01-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,650
Posted By billridesbikes

Question: What is your goal? It is to ride faster...

Question: What is your goal? It is to ride faster generally, or is it to finish 100km or 100miles in good order with out the shame of sitting in the sag wagon?

I think to do long rides you have to...
04-30-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By Trakhak

Since few or none seem to be reporting a similar...

Since few or none seem to be reporting a similar need to angle their saddle noses down, my guess is that your saddle has not yet been lowered sufficiently. At 70, I've had to lower my saddles a...
01-04-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,475
Posted By veganbikes

I would love to hear the LBS' side of the story...

I would love to hear the LBS' side of the story as I have a feeling the stories might not be close to the same. However yes having known a lot of people who lack the tools and knowledge to work on...
12-29-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,457
Posted By davethelefty

An update -- apparently my DM to Canyon on...

An update -- apparently my DM to Canyon on Twitter prompted someone from Canyon corporate contacting Warranty Support. I received a call this AM from a point person who is driving getting the new...
12-18-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By livedarklions

Only thing that I do that hasn't been mentioned...

Only thing that I do that hasn't been mentioned is to slightly inflate the tube before mounting it on the rim. This stops you from twisting it and helps prevent getting it pinched between the bead...
12-13-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,805
Posted By bruce19

To be clear what I'm about to say is not a...

To be clear what I'm about to say is not a prescription for anyone else. I've never been into the "ride your age" thing. And, for the past few years I've been riding what I want to ride. Which is to...
11-20-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,061
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Ghost dismount

I’m 69 years old and have been dealing with age as we all must. I had a Biria low entry bike for about 6 years and loved that thing. But then one day the frame broke in half coming home from a ride,...
11-14-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,089
Posted By BCDrums

Atlas, I agree. After reading Bike Forums for...

Atlas, I agree. After reading Bike Forums for years, I have started to use the Ignore function to block posts from a very few members who talk too much and add too little. It's made a positive...
11-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,089
Posted By skidder

As the saying goes, "every dog's got a few...

As the saying goes, "every dog's got a few fleas". Just put those folks on 'ignore', report them and the problem should solve itself. Some 'newbies' don't seem to be browsing all the subforums...
10-25-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,233
Posted By gthomson

53 years young and been a member for a little...

53 years young and been a member for a little more than a year. I think like most things, interest groups are cyclical and come and go like the fashion. I am not new to cycling but used to just think...
10-02-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,996
Posted By livedarklions

I'm sure the historically oppressed group of...

I'm sure the historically oppressed group of Texas sheriffs is quite grateful that you've taken up their cause.

You know you're putting on an absurd repetitive tirade about nothing, right?
09-30-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,996
Posted By SalsaShark

It bothers me that America views driving as a...

It bothers me that America views driving as a 'right' of sorts, and not an earned privilege. The fact that this driver's license was not revoked on the spot speaks volumes as to the indifference...
09-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,469
Posted By shelbyfv

This is a perennially popular subject for...

This is a perennially popular subject for trollery and inverse snobbery. Aside from that, ride awhile and you'll figure out what you like.:rolleyes:
09-01-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,237
Posted By mschwett

this is a topic which is near and dear to my...

this is a topic which is near and dear to my heart, literally, as one of the fraction of a percent of people for whom extreme cardio is not just “possibly bad” but demonstrably catastrophically bad....
08-24-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,237
Posted By GhostRider62

I think the "missing" heart beat thing is PVC or...

I think the "missing" heart beat thing is PVC or premature ventricular contraction. The electrical signal arrives to the left ventricle from somewhere other than the SA node and before the LV has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By MinnMan

Park Tool is local to Minnesota. I was doing...

Park Tool is local to Minnesota. I was doing support for a road race earlier this year. Park Tool was a sponsor and sent a mechanic for on-the-fly repairs. Lo and behold, it was Calvin Jones. I...
08-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,907
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, it’s so dependent on variables like terrain...

Yeah, it’s so dependent on variables like terrain and tastes that it’s hard to say anything definitive, but I will say for my hardpack dirt roads on rolling terrain where I don’t have to transition...
08-12-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,867
Posted By davester

I think that what you are referring to is...

I think that what you are referring to is potential high level. For example, at 65 I decided that I should train for and ride the Markleeville Deathride (130 miles, 16,000 feet of climbing, entire...
07-13-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,334
Posted By GhostRider62

Has anyone who is healthy had an MD tell them how...

Has anyone who is healthy had an MD tell them how hard to exercise?

I saw 4 Cardiologists and two Pulmonologists in 2019. None of them told me how hard or how long to exercise. All of the...
06-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,712
Posted By Reflector Guy

Watch out for that lady holding the sign!

Watch out for that lady holding the sign!
05-26-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but...

I've sold all of 4 bicycles in my whole life, but the times I did I priced them to sell. Too much work dealing with people who never show up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,432
Posted By WhyFi

You're not wrong for "going against the mob,"...

You're not wrong for "going against the mob," you're just wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,632
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Have done multiple centuries on my Diverge with...

Have done multiple centuries on my Diverge with no issues and marginally slower only due to my more upright position. Don't get seduced by the narrower tires are faster narrative as its suppleness...
01-04-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,104
Posted By msu2001la

Nice lookin' bike. Should've gone with 32mm road...

Nice lookin' bike. Should've gone with 32mm road tires.
12-07-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,223
Posted By y0x8

SE Tripel Matte Black remade to fixed gear

https://i.postimg.cc/B6w0kGjK/IMGP37550.jpg (https://postimg.cc/VrMp0pBf)
https://i.postimg.cc/R0g5JzQD/IMGP37760.jpg (https://postimg.cc/ns9wNgW4)
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,145
Posted By nomadmax

Heel drop is a byproduct of saddle height and set...

Heel drop is a byproduct of saddle height and set back. Sometimes it has it's advantages, sometimes it doesn't. OP, make sure the bike fits you (starting with saddle height/set back) and then pedal...
11-28-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By Bassmanbob

"It's better to look good, than to feel good,...

"It's better to look good, than to feel good, darling."
11-13-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,371
Posted By Helldorado

Most if not all rich folk get what they want,...

Most if not all rich folk get what they want, when they want it, right? So why not this guy? C'mon, lets try to understand a little!
09-13-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,480
Posted By Maelochs

So many people being so negative about others...

So many people being so negative about others doing things they don't like to do themselves. Kind of small-minded, IMO.

"Why gravel riding? is the same sort of question as "Why ride MTB?' Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,389
Posted By HTupolev

Sure, but there's an important question about how...

Sure, but there's an important question about how best to achieve adequately low gearing. If you prefer tighter spacing and don't need such a high top gear, for example, reducing the size of the...
06-08-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,030
Posted By Kapusta

If the previous chain was worn, then you probably...

If the previous chain was worn, then you probably need to replace the cassette as well.

New chain on a worn cassette does exactly what you describe. This is a textbook example.

I know it looks...
06-07-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,865
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

The secret to a happy marriage: "I don't try to...

The secret to a happy marriage: "I don't try to run her life...and I don't try to run mine."
10-09-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 34,127
Posted By jefnvk

Last couple years have been steady in the 1800ish...

Last couple years have been steady in the 1800ish range. I've got other hobbies, I can't devote myself to any one endeavour, I get bored doing one thing exclusively.
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