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12-31-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By Wileyrat

I have to say if I was looking for a bike in that...

I have to say if I was looking for a bike in that age group, it would be steel, but as the saying goes “the heart wants what the heart wants”.

look carefully at every joint and paint scratch.
12-30-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By Wileyrat

Post in the 50+ forum, and donít sweat the little...

Post in the 50+ forum, and donít sweat the little details.
Forum: Foo
12-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By Wileyrat

So, I asked for a set of Crank Brothers Stamp 1...

So, I asked for a set of Crank Brothers Stamp 1 pedals in large size for Christmas......

I gave my wife an Amazon gift card for a stocking stuffer, and jokingly told her I thought about keeping it...
12-19-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,290
Posted By Wileyrat

I think gravel grinders are more the chewy craft...

I think gravel grinders are more the chewy craft brew crowd. Where roadies are for Michelob Ultra, and mountain bikers are knocking back Redbull and vodkas.

The best thing to do with kombucha is...
12-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By Wileyrat

I'd be looking at disgruntled current or former...

I'd be looking at disgruntled current or former employees.
12-14-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By Wileyrat

Being a steel frame and looking at the head tube,...

Being a steel frame and looking at the head tube, I'd guess a 53, but I wouldn't bet any money on it.

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12-14-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,204
Posted By Wileyrat

This. ​​​​​Shorts/bibs in this condition...

This.

​​​​​Shorts/bibs in this condition become my mountain bike shorts worn typically under a pair of gym shorts.
12-14-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,871
Posted By Wileyrat

Snot rockets. :p Usually I just pull over,...

Snot rockets. :p

Usually I just pull over, not that I get a lot of drafters anyway.
12-13-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Wileyrat

Whichever place it will stay the driest and cause...

Whichever place it will stay the driest and cause the least spousal issues.
12-12-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wileyrat

Personally, I hate a lot of lever pull in my...

Personally, I hate a lot of lever pull in my brakes. If it was my bike, I'd replace the pads and adjust the cables. If you don't want to do that, you can use the barrel adjuster to pull some cable...
12-08-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By Wileyrat

Would you please explain to me when raising your...

Would you please explain to me when raising your bars at or above your saddle became a tenet of proper bike fit? Floating over bumps......Have you ever ridden any bike with 23mm or narrower tires. I...
12-07-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,930
Posted By Wileyrat

This will get filed under things I don't think...

This will get filed under things I don't think about.
12-02-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Wileyrat

I keep thinking about buying a team 7/11 jersey.

I keep thinking about buying a team 7/11 jersey.
12-01-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Wileyrat

All of them, repeatedly, sometimes all in one...

All of them, repeatedly, sometimes all in one ride.
11-29-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,110
Posted By Wileyrat

2015 Ridley Fenix, Sram Force 22, Hed Ardennes...

2015 Ridley Fenix, Sram Force 22, Hed Ardennes wheels, Conti GP4k tires, lots of carbon upgrades.....A little over 16 with the cages on.
11-24-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Wileyrat

Try anything from Walmart

Try anything from Walmart
11-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,228
Posted By Wileyrat

I want my twelve minutes back

I want my twelve minutes back
11-08-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,165
Posted By Wileyrat

You wrote that rant without coffee??!!! I...

You wrote that rant without coffee??!!! I couldn't even think of some of those words without coffee.

It took two cups and an edit just to write this post.

And you nailed it.
11-01-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Wileyrat

Looks fun. High 80's to low 90's all week.

Looks fun.

High 80's to low 90's all week.
10-20-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 11,704
Posted By Wileyrat

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so..... ...

Heavy bikes are better? If you say so.....

I'll stick with my lighter bikes.
10-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Wileyrat

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the...

My wife suggested I keep my cf roadie in the house, not to be cooler when I work on it, but she was afraid the Tucson heat in the garage would damage the carbon fiber over time.

I still keep it in...
10-06-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,058
Posted By Wileyrat

I used to fish.....A lot. What with my whitewater...

I used to fish.....A lot. What with my whitewater raft and rowing frame, trailer, and all the rods reels, tackle, and associated gear, I can tell you that my cost per mile is a LOT less than my cost...
09-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 19,603
Posted By Wileyrat

If you're not getting enough exercise from...

If you're not getting enough exercise from cycling the only person to blame is you.

Watch the TDF? (It just finished), did you see any corpulent riders in the peloton?
09-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,510
Posted By Wileyrat

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to...

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to the end.
09-12-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By Wileyrat

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to...

Ya know, that reminds me my wife wants me to video my mountain bike rides. Not to see where I'm riding, but to see the crashes.:foo:

Glad you're ok.



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09-02-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By Wileyrat

Looks like a nice place to ride.

Looks like a nice place to ride.
08-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By Wileyrat

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really...

Most anything under 1k, and probably not really collectible.
08-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,652
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.

Thanks for the tip, I never thought of that.
08-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,437
Posted By Wileyrat

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.

Luddite? I'm not even on facebook.
08-03-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Wileyrat

Do as little as possible to make a profit. ...

Do as little as possible to make a profit.

Fwiw, if it were me looking to buy, I'd want it original.
08-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,295
Posted By Wileyrat

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I...

I spent my first 40 yrs in Seattle, and somehow I managed to never end up in a ditch because of wet or muddy wheels and brakes.

You ride in that environment, you learn how to avoid that problem....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,526
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.

Wow, that sucks! Good to see you up and around.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By Wileyrat

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The...

I thought everything was bigger in Texas. The local Sprouts has a bigger selection than that.:p

I'll find out in Oct. I'm supposed to go to San Antonio for a wedding.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Wileyrat

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we...

When we lived up in Seattle (born and raised) we had a cat that would disappear for a couple of days occasionally. We had no idea where he went, but he always had soot on him, and he smelled like...
07-19-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Wileyrat

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected...

​​​​​​Not stealing anything, you aren't expected to eat every cookie you get. They put them in baggies with the stand sponsors info for a reason.

​​​​​you are right about one thing, I'm not riding...
07-19-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Wileyrat

Awesome pics! While we don't have a Tour de...

Awesome pics!

While we don't have a Tour de Doughnut here in Tucson, we do have a Tour de Cookie, and it's a good time.
07-11-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,789
Posted By Wileyrat

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't...

Thanks for sharing. Try lightening up, it wasn't meant to be a serious post.
07-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,672
Posted By Wileyrat

h I composed a long post explaining to you the...

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I composed a long post explaining to you the way the MV laws are regarding utility work and traffic restrictions, but it timed out before I had a chance to post it. So, I'm just going to say you...
07-10-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,584
Posted By Wileyrat

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears...

I've found as I get older, that I use my gears more. In fact, I'm pretty sure if someone built a 24 gear cassette that got me 11/75, I'd probably go for it.

In all honesty at pushing 62, I...
Forum: Foo
07-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By Wileyrat

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the...

Reminds me of a meme I've seen......When the aliens fly past earth, they lock their doors.

I used to drive trucks at night. There was always something entertaining on, as long as you understood...
07-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,672
Posted By Wileyrat

You do realize that it's nothing more than a...

You do realize that it's nothing more than a phone call for someone like me to have that bike lane closed for a considerable "safe" working distance, don't you? I've been riding long before there...
07-10-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,672
Posted By Wileyrat

I work for a major utility, if our underground...

I work for a major utility, if our underground facilities are in the bike lane, or our equipment cabinets are right next to the bike lane, while I'll feel bad for being there, you're going to go...
07-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,665
Posted By Wileyrat

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase...

This whole thread can summed up by the phrase Caveat Emptor.
07-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By Wileyrat

that's a pretty generalized statement. While...

that's a pretty generalized statement. While carbon may be stiffer, I've found it to be a much better material at dampening road buzz, which may be op's wife's real problem.
07-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Wileyrat

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social...

Holy cow, you better have been practicing social distancing.;)
07-02-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,336
Posted By Wileyrat

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2...

For 60 miles, I would've brought one Clif bar, 2 E-Gel packs, and a couple of powdered Kroger energy drinks.

I always have a bag of Skittles with me for a safety net.
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,175
Posted By Wileyrat

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the...

I tend to go with a sauce from the region the food is from. Cajun style or southern food gets Tabasco. I live in Tucson, so Southwest style or whatever gets Arizona Gunslinger jalapeŮo or habanero...
06-28-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By Wileyrat

Recumbent?

Recumbent?
06-16-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,814
Posted By Wileyrat

I couldn't care less what the OP thinks about...

I couldn't care less what the OP thinks about computers.....

Change my mind.
05-21-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,735
Posted By Wileyrat

Very nice. I've always liked the Mapei frame...

Very nice. I've always liked the Mapei frame paint schemes.
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