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Forum: Foo
04-02-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 72,238
Posted By stonecrd

RIP Tom Like many in this thread my...

RIP Tom
Like many in this thread my participation has waned, I come in and look once in a while and Tom was one of the many staples of bikeforums.

I think that it is a tribute to his legacy that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,084
Posted By stonecrd

I remember the blue car right hook me, I remember...

I remember the blue car right hook me, I remember not wanting to hit the car and pulling hard on the brakes.

Then is was slow motion over the top of the bike and into the ground. Dragging my bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,572
Posted By stonecrd

95% of my rides are from home so I have Road ID...

95% of my rides are from home so I have Road ID and phone is ziplock. So far have not needed anything else, I can get into the house through the garage keypad
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,723
Posted By stonecrd

Some of it is mental and some of it is physical....

Some of it is mental and some of it is physical. I'm 56 and at 52 I was riding 120-200 miles a week. Starting at 10mi is pretty normal but you will need to gradually up that. Additionally doing at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,067
Posted By stonecrd

I ride in one of the safest towns in S Fl great...

I ride in one of the safest towns in S Fl great bike lanes, lot's of club rides but you still have to be constantly on guard and not make mistakes and watch for cars making mistakes. I don't use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,769
Posted By stonecrd

Mine ...

Mine
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/4d90dd74352ec4711f9e9bb80fa88a0d_zps9639f8ce.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,515
Posted By stonecrd

Since I live about 20mi inland I just ride early...

Since I live about 20mi inland I just ride early mornings. Most of the time in the summer it is raining at the beach in the morning and in the afternoon inland. I'll check radar and if it looks bad I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By stonecrd

In that area (Hillsboro if you go straight east)...

In that area (Hillsboro if you go straight east) there are some bike lanes and going North is better than south. As for traffic it depends on day of the week and time of the day. Mornings will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,168
Posted By stonecrd

If your 3-4 bike lengths behind then you really...

If your 3-4 bike lengths behind then you really are not riding with the group your riding solo.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By stonecrd

I rode about half of it and never went back. Your...

I rode about half of it and never went back. Your riding on the top of the levee so hot, windy and little to look at. The gates were a complete PITA, plenty of better places to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,487
Posted By stonecrd

I think in most cases you can get yourself fitted...

I think in most cases you can get yourself fitted for comfortable riding unless you have specific issues.

In my case I wanted to buy a new frame and the best place for fitting in the area (use...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,874
Posted By stonecrd

I agree riding a bike is like driving a car. If...

I agree riding a bike is like driving a car. If you are authoritative and the others can determine what you are going to do you are much better off then being cautious and letting everyone guess what...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,874
Posted By stonecrd

I ride in an area primarily with bike lanes but I...

I ride in an area primarily with bike lanes but I still 'take the lane' at right turns and I mean the middle of the lane. If I don't cars will pass me in the lane and almost always pinch me to the...
Forum: Foo
03-05-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,868
Posted By stonecrd

A lot depends on where you are in life and what...

A lot depends on where you are in life and what you enjoy as 'toys'. I'm 56 have a good job and 5 kids all out of college and working. At this point in life I have a fair amount of cash flow even...
Forum: Foo
03-04-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,868
Posted By stonecrd

My latest not for racing just for fun ...

My latest not for racing just for fun

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/2012-11-27133052_zps7d642c49.jpg...
Forum: Foo
09-27-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 254,357
Posted By stonecrd

Picked this one up yesterday Citizen Blue...

Picked this one up yesterday
Citizen Blue Angels Skyhawk Titanium

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/IMG_0785_zps0d5f23b4.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,376
Posted By stonecrd

For me the answer was yes. I had my fitting...

For me the answer was yes.

I had my fitting done because I was buying a new frame and decided I wanted to make sure I selected the right frame and that I would have no issues with the bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By stonecrd

My wife uses the Terry Butterfly Ti she loves it

My wife uses the Terry Butterfly Ti she loves it
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,221
Posted By stonecrd

My daily 20mi ride has 13 lights, however, 6 of...

My daily 20mi ride has 13 lights, however, 6 of those are right turns so rarely have to stop at those.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,224
Posted By stonecrd

I'm riding a Noah RS in Xsmall with a 12cm stem,...

I'm riding a Noah RS in Xsmall with a 12cm stem, fits like a glove
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,224
Posted By stonecrd

I just went through this decision and my...

I just went through this decision and my selection was smaller frame with longer stem. In my case it gave me more flexibility as the larger frame would have meant my seat was all of the way forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,408
Posted By stonecrd

I am 5'7" with a 32" inseam and I was riding a...

I am 5'7" with a 32" inseam and I was riding a Scott CR1 Pro @ 54. I recently did a pro fit since I wanted a new Noah RS frame. After the fit the option was S or XS. While the small was closer to my...
06-19-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By stonecrd

The place I went to charges $150 and spends about...

The place I went to charges $150 and spends about 2-3 hrs on the fit. They have a Serotta Fit Bike and use the Retul computer system to measure angles and pedaling motion. They will adjust the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,393,800
Posted By stonecrd

My latest 2013 Noah RS ...

My latest 2013 Noah RS

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/4d90dd74352ec4711f9e9bb80fa88a0d_zps9639f8ce.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,283
Posted By stonecrd

The one issue I had with this mount was the...

The one issue I had with this mount was the screws were not SS and rusted. Went to remove it and no joy, ended up ripping it off. Now using the K-edge much better built.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,683,054
Posted By stonecrd

Brand new frame, even with the fit I wanted to...

Brand new frame, even with the fit I wanted to get some rides on it before I cut the tube. Need to stretch the cables as well so I''ll drop by the shop in a few weeks and have them tune it and cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 104,599
Posted By stonecrd

Noah RS 16.5lbs ...

Noah RS 16.5lbs
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/4d90dd74352ec4711f9e9bb80fa88a0d_zps9639f8ce.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,683,054
Posted By stonecrd

Probably should have pulled the bag, I looked at...

Probably should have pulled the bag, I looked at white, black and red for cages. The red seemed to work better with the red accents in the paint. Rides great but that has as much to do with the 4hr...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,683,054
Posted By stonecrd

After 25,000 mi on my Scott it was time for...

After 25,000 mi on my Scott it was time for something new - Noah 16.5 lbs

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/4d90dd74352ec4711f9e9bb80fa88a0d_zps9639f8ce.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,560
Posted By stonecrd

It really is up to the individual as to what...

It really is up to the individual as to what feels best. I rode today it was 73 100% humidity, I lost 3lbs in a one hour ride so I sweat a lot. I find for me using base layer (craft cool mesh) all...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,082
Posted By stonecrd

Another option http://getpebble.com/

Another option

http://getpebble.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,553
Posted By stonecrd

This is my reason for going carbon on as much of...

This is my reason for going carbon on as much of my bike as possible. I don't race so a crash every 3 years or so is about the norm for me but I do ride in hot humid South Florida and sweat heavily....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,780
Posted By stonecrd

You can be happy with either choice. I have a...

You can be happy with either choice. I have a 2009 Scott CR1, it is my only bike and has over 25,000 miles on it and I have never had a problem with it and I enjoy getting on it and riding it almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,187
Posted By stonecrd

For about 15 years I rode all over the place...

For about 15 years I rode all over the place without a helmet or a light at night or anything else besides me and my bike. Never bumped my head once. Then while going to college I got a summer job in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,246
Posted By stonecrd

Agreed, been to two different classes and they...

Agreed, been to two different classes and they were the same. As I said I just do my own workout and ignore the instructor. It would be good if they offered the spinning bikes without instruction but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,246
Posted By stonecrd

My vote based on my experience is a no. If you...

My vote based on my experience is a no. If you want a good cardio workout spinning is fine. But if your like me which is I ride 95% of the time in the saddle and the spin classes are riding 96% of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,547
Posted By stonecrd

Having just gone this route after 5 years on...

Having just gone this route after 5 years on Ultegra SPD-SL to SP Zeros, for me I find:
1. The float is fine once you get use to it
2. The cleats really need covers for any walking at all
3. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By stonecrd

Numbness is one part, the nerve affects both...

Numbness is one part, the nerve affects both feeling and inervates the muscle. Blockage may affect just feeling, muscle strength or both. If your having problems with your thumb and index finger that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By stonecrd

You should go see an ortho that specializes in...

You should go see an ortho that specializes in hands. I recently experienced numbness in my pinky for about 1.5m went to see the Dr. They did a nerve test and found compression at the elbow (cubital...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,669
Posted By stonecrd

Well I had a Shimano 105 left shifter crap out on...

Well I had a Shimano 105 left shifter crap out on me and while my Ultegras worked great for 3 years they look like crap. The clear coat they put on them crazes and then with the way I sweat down here...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,487
Posted By stonecrd

I had a pair and I like them, they fit well and...

I had a pair and I like them, they fit well and were very comfortable just did not hold up. These days I only buy Assos bibs and Louis Garneau jerseys. No problems and last forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By stonecrd

Just a note on the Mavics I vary between 170 -...

Just a note on the Mavics I vary between 170 - 180 lbs and bought a set of Carbone SLs about three years ago. After about a year I had a cracked rear wheel where the spoke nipple attaches to the rim....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,232
Posted By stonecrd

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/p...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/photoA.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,825
Posted By stonecrd

I currently have about 20,000mi on my 6600 group....

I currently have about 20,000mi on my 6600 group. Never misses a shift unless I need to clean it, never replaced a single part except cables. I can't imagine how many shifts that equates to, I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 413,277
Posted By stonecrd

My oldie but goodie ...

My oldie but goodie

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa32/stonecrd/DSCN0502.jpg
Forum: Foo
04-15-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 416
Posted By stonecrd

+1000

+1000
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By stonecrd

Well I'm 53 and I still enjoy drinking. My taste...

Well I'm 53 and I still enjoy drinking. My taste in beer changed to a taste in wine while living on the west coast and has remained that way. For a while my weight was a problem so now my rule is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,883
Posted By stonecrd

The only thing I would add is my experience with...

The only thing I would add is my experience with Sidi's are they start out a bit tight but if you can wear them through a couple of months riding they comform to your feet and then they fit like...
Forum: Foo
03-04-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 884
Posted By stonecrd

I was playing CODBO and enjoying it but now I...

I was playing CODBO and enjoying it but now I plan to sell my house and getting it in shape for sale is consuming all of my free time. Starting to cut into my cycling time as well :(
Forum: Foo
03-02-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,334,590
Posted By stonecrd

Saw a 458 on 95 yesterday. Just opened all of my...

Saw a 458 on 95 yesterday. Just opened all of my windows and paced him for a bit. God I love the sound of a ferrari
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