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10-18-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By Riveting

"All-Road" is the preferred pronoun.

"All-Road" is the preferred pronoun.
10-18-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Riveting

So you said to him? "You posted that picture, and...

So you said to him? "You posted that picture, and at first we thought you were crazy, but now we can see you're nuts."
10-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By Riveting

If you have smog outside all the time, then isn't...

If you have smog outside all the time, then isn't that same smog air inside your house too (unless maybe your house is really well sealed and you're running a HEPA H13 or H14 filter non-stop). ...
10-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,164
Posted By Riveting

^^ This I carry my fly fishing rod (inside a...

^^ This

I carry my fly fishing rod (inside a PVC tube with the ends capped) in the same way, but mine is also sitting on and secured to the rack, and has minimal pedaling interference. I've easily...
10-14-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,195
Posted By Riveting

You're preaching to the BF choir on this one, but...

You're preaching to the BF choir on this one, but what I'm hearing you say is that they saved $700 by replacing the fork only for $200.

I personally commute on a very heavy (55+ lbs with panniers...
10-13-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,195
Posted By Riveting

I always heard the rule of thumb for upgrades was...

I always heard the rule of thumb for upgrades was to pay $500 to drop 1lb, so this was in fact a $1,000 upgrade that only cost $200. Not bad.
10-13-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,985
Posted By Riveting

But some may say "Nice invention, but then what...

But some may say "Nice invention, but then what do they use in lieu of a hammer claw to remove a nail? I've yet to see a pneumatic nail remover." , Oh wait... Oh wait....
10-12-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 539
Posted By Riveting

This is likely because we've realized there's...

This is likely because we've realized there's more to a bike's performance than its weight. It seems that weight is taking a backseat, and now aero and better braking are king. The cycling machine...
Forum: Foo
10-12-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,560
Posted By Riveting

OK Boomer! Seriously, as long as what you're...

OK Boomer!

Seriously, as long as what you're saying isn't blatantly over-the-top derogatory/offensive, just keep voicing your opinion on a subject and don't care about who takes offense. And if...
10-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By Riveting

I use torque wrenches at work a lot, and by feel...

I use torque wrenches at work a lot, and by feel I can torque to a smidge (1/16 to 1/8 turn) below 30 in/lbs (3.39 Nm) quite reliably, and then finish with the torque wrench. Unfortunately, almost...
10-12-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By Riveting

Yup, I was feeling sluggish riding in the Spring...

Yup, I was feeling sluggish riding in the Spring 2 years ago, and just thought it was loss of fitness over the winter, and maybe a touch of chest cold or possibly bronchitis. I tried to push through...
10-11-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Riveting

I'm 25 years younger than you, and also never had...

I'm 25 years younger than you, and also never had an illness to worry about, but 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer which at the time had already metastasized to my lymph and spine,...
10-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 539
Posted By Riveting

"Common on this forum" and "trivial" are not...

"Common on this forum" and "trivial" are not mutually exclusive.
10-05-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

lol, I don't think she even owns a trainer.

lol, I don't think she even owns a trainer.
10-05-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

She's a pathological randonneusse, with two...

She's a pathological randonneusse, with two Everesting Hall of Fames (both in CO), but super humble about it, so I'll do the bragging for her.
10-05-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

Those gumwalls look great on your murdered out...

Those gumwalls look great on your murdered out bike!
10-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

Not me but a friend of mine, she, ~52 yrs old,...

Not me but a friend of mine, she, ~52 yrs old, has these numbers:
2021, 7,049 miles, 501,693' (lousy numbers due to hip surgery, didn't start riding until Apr)
2020, 12,500 miles, 1,016,000' ...
10-04-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,045
Posted By Riveting

2 years ago I crashed at 27 mph (GPS certified),...

2 years ago I crashed at 27 mph (GPS certified), and only deeply damaged the skin on my knuckles, elbows and knees, and the bike only had scuffs on the bar tape, saddle, and brifter ends.

In...
Forum: Foo
09-30-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By Riveting

I guess it depends on when humans started calling...

I guess it depends on when humans started calling it "the Americas". I heard of some idiot sailor who thought he had arrived in India when hitting the east coast, and then decided to call the...
09-30-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,516
Posted By Riveting

Purple Power...

Purple Power (https://www.amazon.com/4320P-Industrial-Strength-Cleaner-Degreaser/dp/B002HU5N4O)
09-30-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 850
Posted By Riveting

Also consider a low-cost 250watt wheel based...

Also consider a low-cost 250watt wheel based throttle-based Hilltopper conversion kit (https://hilltopperbikes.com/product-category/electric-bike-kits/) that I installed on my commuter, and that I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By Riveting

I second this. This past weekend I rode 103...

I second this.

This past weekend I rode 103 miles with 6,200' of climbing (Denver Century) without an ebike, but I do also own an ebike, even though I don't NEED it, not at all.

I WANT to (not...
09-24-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Riveting

I'm a die-hard roadie, but nothing brings a smile...

I'm a die-hard roadie, but nothing brings a smile to my face like technical mtb, especially on a desolate muddy trail where there's nobody around to hear me swearing at the slippery mud or the low...
09-23-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,613
Posted By Riveting

Yeah, straight water is probably not a great...

Yeah, straight water is probably not a great accelerator for growth. My bidons almost always have homebrew Gatorade in them: turbinado sugar, BCAA powder, pea protein powder, pink Himalayan sea salt,...
09-23-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,782
Posted By Riveting

Good, I'm now waiting to hear about the $20 DIY...

Good, I'm now waiting to hear about the $20 DIY indoor trainer for that tricycle, I bet those tires will last forever on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Riveting

So you recommend a newbie indoor rider to buy an...

So you recommend a newbie indoor rider to buy an entire wheel, cassette, and tire, on top of performing the wheel swapping process (potentially every other day) if they ride indoors and outdoors...
09-10-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,133
Posted By Riveting

AFAIK, Local Legend simply means you had the most...

AFAIK, Local Legend simply means you had the most attempts in the last 30, 60, or 90 days or whatever it is, but not that you did any of those attempts more quickly than anyone else did. I think it's...
08-27-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

I put a reminder on my calendar for next June,...

I put a reminder on my calendar for next June, that should give me enough time to train for it and hopefully get a PR. Some consistent trips up Deer Creek Canyon to the schoolhouse should help.
08-26-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,774
Posted By Riveting

Nobody strives to be a serious clown, do they?

Nobody strives to be a serious clown, do they?
08-26-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

I'd be up for that (pun intended).

I'd be up for that (pun intended).
08-26-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,774
Posted By Riveting

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking,...

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking, so you're clearly not a serious rider.
08-26-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

I just attempted a summit from Echo Lake 4 days...

I just attempted a summit from Echo Lake 4 days ago. I made it to 13,100' and had to abort due to 35+ mph gusty crosswinds that were blowing me into the lane of traffic (thankfully no cars were...
08-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,774
Posted By Riveting

Yes, I personally discount the "serious" label...

Yes, I personally discount the "serious" label when it comes to hobbies in general, but as long as labels continue to exist and continue to be discussed by those hobbyists, then there will always be...
08-26-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,774
Posted By Riveting

Here's my take on "serious", I could actually...

Here's my take on "serious", I could actually care less about "serious" labels, but if we're going to discuss them, let's discuss:

Self-proclaimed serious cyclist here (road, gravel, mtb, and...
08-16-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,260
Posted By Riveting

Agreed, getting a tatt of your best friend (the...

Agreed, getting a tatt of your best friend (the granny gear) is a sweet sentiment (mine's a 34!). And I kind of thought of "love of bikes" as a poll option, but I figured we all love bikes here, but...
08-16-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,260
Posted By Riveting

Cycling Tattoo?

I'm getting ready to get inked with my first cycling specific tatt, and was wondering what prompted others to get one. Feel free to submit a pic of it.

Edit: BTW, within the last 2 years I've...
08-16-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

Nice!, and good choice doing it on a Thursday,...

Nice!, and good choice doing it on a Thursday, since you probably avoided most of the crowds. In the last ~35,000 miles of riding, the only time I've ever come in contact with a car was while going...
08-09-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,949
Posted By Riveting

I believe mosquitos are attracted to the CO2 in...

I believe mosquitos are attracted to the CO2 in your exhale, so the simple answer is to stop breathing.
08-06-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,864
Posted By Riveting

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit...

I prefer to flat when I'm near something to sit on while doing the repair. Grass, bench, large rock, give me something...anything other than squatting and squeezing the blood out of the legs.
...
08-03-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By Riveting

My setup (seamless and effortless if you like...

My setup (seamless and effortless if you like viewing your ride details in Strava):

Garmin >> Bluetooth >> Phone >> GarminConnect App >> Garmin Connect uploads data to Garmin Website >> Garmin...
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By Riveting

Don't FIND time to do an event you want to do,...

Don't FIND time to do an event you want to do, MAKE time!
07-30-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,831
Posted By Riveting

I sometimes find the BF Search tool to be...

I sometimes find the BF Search tool to be useless, like this time.

How would YOU go about searching for threads about buying used vs. buying new? If I Advance Search just titles for "new used", I...
07-23-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Riveting

Here in Denver, with hills everywhere and almost...

Here in Denver, with hills everywhere and almost unavoidable, in order to maintain consistency of stress during knee-hab (as I call it), one must monitor time, and NOT mileage, since riding 10 miles...
07-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Riveting

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Riveting

Yup, I have Di2 and had to plunk down $299 (prior...

Yup, I have Di2 and had to plunk down $299 (prior to the supply chain issues) for a new rear derailleur that failed without warning, after about 14,000 miles. But they were hard miles in rain,...
07-15-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,550
Posted By Riveting

I shave for multiple reasons, and increased speed...

I shave for multiple reasons, and increased speed nor aesthetics are one of them.
- Proactive preparation for cleaning the rash after a crash, especially prior to riding mtb, where there's a lot...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,806
Posted By Riveting

To reduce commute times, install an electric...

To reduce commute times, install an electric front hub wheel like the one I installed from Hilltopper (https://hilltopperbikes.com/product-category/electric-bike-kits/). But make sure you first check...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,082
Posted By Riveting

4: Road, MTB, Commuter, Gravel. 75% are...

4: Road, MTB, Commuter, Gravel.
75% are aluminum, 75% are 11spd, 25% are carbon, 50% are hydro disc, 25% are electric, 25% are Di2, 100% put a smile on my face.
07-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By Riveting

[/list] 1. You'll be fine if you're a...

[/list]

1. You'll be fine if you're a cyclist that can ride sustained for a few hours in a row. I've ridden solo to the summit twice in the last few years, the first time from Idaho Springs...
07-02-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Riveting

I have the MTX TRUNKBAG EXP, and would recommend...

I have the MTX TRUNKBAG EXP, and would recommend it. It fits lunch, shoes, and a full change of clothes.
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