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Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,360
Posted By rmr1923

can't give specifics, but it involves a...

can't give specifics, but it involves a ********** and Japanese tourists

edit: really? flesh light is censored?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,075
Posted By rmr1923

if you can hold your own with them i doubt most...

if you can hold your own with them i doubt most people would care. and no problem with the mountain bike shoes/pedals. in fact when you guys stop for a break (IF you stop for a break) you'll be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,783
Posted By rmr1923

i felt a difference when switching from Alex...

i felt a difference when switching from Alex "A-Class" wheels to Soul S4.0s, but i'd probably attribute that more to the hubs than the actual wheels (rims) themselves. but at the end of the day, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,027
Posted By rmr1923

+1 i never understood the need for...

+1

i never understood the need for cycling-specific socks. i just wear plain old Champion brand socks from Target, same ones i wear when i go running.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 402,436
Posted By rmr1923

that's more or less how i have my hands on the...

that's more or less how i have my hands on the hoods, here's a pic of my setup from the side (camera was held about 2 ft above ground level). i've got a slight upward angle to the hoods but they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,357
Posted By rmr1923

simple solution... SPD pedals, attach cleats to...

simple solution... SPD pedals, attach cleats to the bottom of sandals. you get the benefits of clipless while still being able to get your foot down quickly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,763
Posted By rmr1923

^ this is the reason i always unclip my right...

^ this is the reason i always unclip my right foot... if i do fall, i'd rather fall to the left and hurt my pride instead of breaking a derailleur or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,763
Posted By rmr1923

i rode my first 3 months clipless without...

i rode my first 3 months clipless without falling, then when i bragged to a couple friends that i hadn't fallen, about 30 minutes later i fell over onto the hood of a car. fortunately i didn't do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,647
Posted By rmr1923

there's 1 guy on a handcycle that i encounter on...

there's 1 guy on a handcycle that i encounter on a regular basis, he drops almost everyone on a road bike though. dude is an absolute beast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-12, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By rmr1923

wheelset will probably give you the biggest...

wheelset will probably give you the biggest noticeable difference at the moment. you don't mention what wheels are currently on the bike, but you'll LOVE the Souls. i recently put a set of S4.0s on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 402,436
Posted By rmr1923

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7790467890_268c...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7790467890_268c727bfd.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 04:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,569
Posted By rmr1923

I'm fortunate that I haven't had any issues where...

I'm fortunate that I haven't had any issues where I live (Kingwood, subdivision on the north side of Houston). I have a few routes with wide lanes and light traffic, and the benefit of the Greenbelt...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-12, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By rmr1923

Same problem here, I've mastered the art of...

Same problem here, I've mastered the art of launching snot rockets without getting them all over myself. When the pollen count gets high, and especially during colder weather, I feel like that scene...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By rmr1923

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiJ9fy1qSFI
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-12, 05:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,992
Posted By rmr1923

this will be nice on entry-level bikes... the...

this will be nice on entry-level bikes... the only issue i had with my old Sora-equipped bike were the thumb shifters. would've been nice if this were an option back then:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By rmr1923

what type of injury are we talking about here? ...

what type of injury are we talking about here? sprain? tear?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 05:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,203
Posted By rmr1923

i'll echo what other people have said.. you're...

i'll echo what other people have said.. you're probably not going to notice a difference (other than your bank account shrinking a bit) just upgrading the crank and FD. i think the biggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,346
Posted By rmr1923

it's dangerous business walking out your front...

it's dangerous business walking out your front door



seems you're the one being an ass
02-27-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By rmr1923

thanks for the info, and that sounds about right...

thanks for the info, and that sounds about right when comparing my better rides with my diet journal. in my riding journal i make a short note about the "quality" of my ride.. like if i ran out of...
02-27-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By rmr1923

that's something i had trouble with last year...

that's something i had trouble with last year (making my "easy days" easy). i'd go out with the intention of just riding 10, 15, maybe 20 miles at a light pace, then i'd get around other cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By rmr1923

saturday... beautiful day to ride. about 55-60...

saturday... beautiful day to ride. about 55-60 degrees, light wind, a little cloud cover but fortunately missed the rain that was scattered in the area. about 25 miles in i was stopped to rest, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,471
Posted By rmr1923

^ this. one of my regular routes has a stretch...

^ this. one of my regular routes has a stretch of about 5 miles where i'm headed straight into a brutal head wind, i get down in the drops and hammer like there's no tomorrow. no hills to climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmr1923

yup... my first time falling over came about 30...

yup... my first time falling over came about 30 minutes after bragging to some friends that i'd been riding clipless for 3 months and hadn't fallen once :(
02-26-12, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By rmr1923

i've been doing mostly solo rides, occasionally...

i've been doing mostly solo rides, occasionally my wife will go out with me, sometimes we'll group up with some friends that ride, but i haven't done but a couple group rides (mostly on the west side...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmr1923

Yeah I was kidding when I recommended to flip and...

Yeah I was kidding when I recommended to flip and slam the stem, I did it when I first started riding cause I thought it looked good, turns out I wasn't as flexible as I thought and the more...
02-26-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By rmr1923

i was just thinking about posting a similar...

i was just thinking about posting a similar topic, i'm experiencing the same "problem" as you, although my weekday rides aren't as long (usually 20-25 miles, sometimes 15-ish but at high intensity). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmr1923

yeah, that too :)

yeah, that too :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmr1923

flip the stem (the piece that connects the...

flip the stem (the piece that connects the handlebars to the fork steerer tube). it's angled up now, you can't be a roadie until you flip it upside down so it's level (or near level) with the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,962
Posted By rmr1923

damn that's a nice bike.. good job now flip...

damn that's a nice bike.. good job

now flip it :)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,490
Posted By rmr1923

http://media.performancebike.com/images/performanc...

http://media.performancebike.com/images/performance/products/medium/30-4556-BLK-SIDE.JPG

http://brandon.fuller.name/photos/2004/2004-10-16--Geo.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,960
Posted By rmr1923

i kinda like this one.. ...

i kinda like this one..

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a129/HarryBalzak/221888_19012_png_raw_1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By rmr1923

shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't look...

shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't look at this as a long term solution. i'm 5'11" w/ 32" inseam and ride a 54/56 (depending on geometry of the brand, currently a 54 cm Scat from PB), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By rmr1923

well neither did i before i bought one ...

well neither did i before i bought one



http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_124428_-1_202642_10000_202561...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-12, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,237
Posted By rmr1923

speed will be mostly determined by your own legs....

speed will be mostly determined by your own legs. you'll have some bikes lighter than others, by maybe 5 pounds or so, but a lot of us could lose 5-10 pounds around the waist line a lot easier than...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By rmr1923

so you want a new frame to fit your water bottle...

so you want a new frame to fit your water bottle cages.. sorry, "bidons"???
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By rmr1923

supposed to hit the mid-80s here today in...

supposed to hit the mid-80s here today in swampville :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By rmr1923

assuming you have a saddle bag under your seat,...

assuming you have a saddle bag under your seat, you might want to carry a spare tube or 2 and some tire levers (all of which are fairly cheap, you can find decent tire levers at Wal Mart, never had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,801
Posted By rmr1923

meh, i think i'll pass and go with this Carbon...

meh, i think i'll pass and go with this Carbon Filter (http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/2865951766.html) bike ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,801
Posted By rmr1923

uh oh... don't tell jschristian. what happened...

uh oh... don't tell jschristian. what happened to the little troll btw? he disappeared pretty quick this last time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By rmr1923

i got some of my first gear from Wal Mart and...

i got some of my first gear from Wal Mart and Academy. i was just getting into the sport and wasn't sure i'd stick with it, so i was fine knowing that the quality on certain items might be sub-par. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,801
Posted By rmr1923

please tell me there's not really such a thing as...

please tell me there's not really such a thing as a "walmart carbon bike" :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By rmr1923

if you're not coughing up blood, you're doing...

if you're not coughing up blood, you're doing something wrong
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By rmr1923

cool, i'll have to check it out sometime this...

cool, i'll have to check it out sometime this week then, maybe tomorrow or friday depending on the weather. i see guys on Memorial headed toward the park pretty much daily, looks like a hot spot for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By rmr1923

does the loop around Memorial Park get as crowded...

does the loop around Memorial Park get as crowded with bikes as the jogging trails along Memorial do (with joggers) in the evenings? i work about 2 miles down the road from the park and drive through...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,537
Posted By rmr1923

i don't think he was being serious (regarding the...

i don't think he was being serious (regarding the identical "ghost" factories).. at least i hope not
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By rmr1923

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-12, 05:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,288
Posted By rmr1923

i'd definitely report it to local law...

i'd definitely report it to local law enforcement. they may not do anything... in fact it's doubtful they will, but it's probably best to have a report on file if something like this happens again...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By rmr1923

same pedals on my bike, i'll echo what everyone...

same pedals on my bike, i'll echo what everyone else has said... yes, they seemed very firm and a bit difficult to clip out at first, but didn't take too long (maybe a month?) to "break in". they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By rmr1923

then i'd go with the Giant, more relaxed geometry...

then i'd go with the Giant, more relaxed geometry might be more comfortable on longer rides. you can always adjust this by adding or removing spacers under the stem, or trying stems with different...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,468
Posted By rmr1923

mine stays on the left side of the bed.. my wife...

mine stays on the left side of the bed.. my wife has been relegated to sleeping on the couch. i'd never leave the bike outside, afraid the carbon fork might rust.
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