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04-11-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Attilio

I have a Salsa Journeyman with 650b tires and...

I have a Salsa Journeyman with 650b tires and found this litmus test to be applicable: if you could drive the road at say residential area speed like 25mph with a normal non off-road car like a...
04-11-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,926
Posted By Attilio

6'2" is definitely fat as defined by BMI >25,...

6'2" is definitely fat as defined by BMI >25, it's getting in the lower but truly obese territory so not good for your health. That said it's really good you are thinking of taking a turn for the...
04-11-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By Attilio

Mountain Biking Is NOT Hard

I wanted to share that after a year of taking the plunge last April and getting a Salsa Rangefinder after doing only road cycling for years was a wonderful decision. It's an easy and fun sport that...
02-20-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,009
Posted By Attilio

Water. From the tap as it's cheaper and almost...

Water. From the tap as it's cheaper and almost always safe. Everything else packs on the pounds which is what you don't want.
02-20-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By Attilio

I was in your shoes last year and due to the...

I was in your shoes last year and due to the corona-craziness had to pay list price for a Salsa Rangefinder that set me back about $1,300. Remember that you have to probably set aside maybe another...
Forum: Northeast
02-20-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Attilio

Hanton City MTB Rides in Smithfield RI

Anyone here ridden or know about Hanton City off Rts 7, 116 and Reservoir/Rocky Hill Roads in Smithfield RI?

I have explored the area pretty thoroughly by now and was looking to see if someone...
02-20-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,726
Posted By Attilio

I have found two sports that put me in proximity...

I have found two sports that put me in proximity of wild creatures much more than being on foot. It seems that animals don't run away or run at all when I am either kayaking on on a bike, either...
02-20-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

Been a while since I've been around but I wanted...

Been a while since I've been around but I wanted to give closure to this post. I got the most angled and long stem possible from Salsa and after that everything was well with my Warbird.

After...
Forum: Europe
02-20-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Attilio

Biking from Seashore Rimini to Top of San Marino

Hello;

Has anyone biked from the Rimini area to the top of San Marino? I may be visiting there this summer and have family obligations. If I were to take a whole day to do something or a good...
05-11-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Attilio

Jesus you're touchy! No P&R here, just gratitude....

Jesus you're touchy! No P&R here, just gratitude. I have family and friends in Italy, Spain and France who cannot leave the house and have been essentially imprisoned for about 2 months. Over the...
05-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Attilio

I would have put +100 until I took up paddling...

I would have put +100 until I took up paddling (add water) and visited the Southwest (add desert). Maybe add Mountains too as I love New Hampshire as well. But yes, nature.

One thing I must urge...
05-10-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Attilio

Thanks for the very helpful replies. I am still...

Thanks for the very helpful replies. I am still learning the lingo but I get what being "underbiked" is a problem. I am just trying to get the same access to the places I loved to visit before that...
05-10-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Attilio

Is suspension necessary for trails or can you do...

Is suspension necessary for trails or can you do it with a gravel bike if you are willing to push/carry the bike on the harder more "technical" sections? Reason I am asking is 30 years ago what...
05-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Attilio

MTB/Trail Riding Curious

Hello. I am curious about easing my way into MTB but after having seen videos I don't know if it's for me. That said I find the trail riding attractive, what I mean is basically going on the same...
05-10-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

I thought of posting photos but I took the bike...

I thought of posting photos but I took the bike to the shop recently and it's there waiting for a more angled stem and a wider/more angled Drop bar, I think the "cowbell". I wanted MORE COWBELL. No...
05-07-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

I definitely agree partially that it's a lack of...

I definitely agree partially that it's a lack of skillset on my part. The problem is that despite trying different things or practicing more I am not progressing and the biggest objective issue I am...
05-07-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Attilio

Anyone Ride a Magna Outrageous?

Anyone else ride a Magna Outrageous? This isn't the more recent Magna's but rather the 1980's one with 18 speeds but the chainrings were all similar size so you really couldn't get a halfway decent...
05-07-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

Oh and one last thing regarding the desire for...

Oh and one last thing regarding the desire for race like, professional style lightning reflexes one nasty poster mentioned.

In these varied conditions I also go on family rides and the wife and...
05-07-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

I think if anyone read through my replies it...

I think if anyone read through my replies it would be obvious that I am not an excellent cyclist just that I ride varied terrain, public roads, a park that may or may not be full of people but at the...
05-06-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

The problems are several. The first is that I am...

The problems are several. The first is that I am tall at 6'4" and don't care for the bent over position. Back hurts, neck hurts, shoulder hurts, wrists hurt and I can't pedal as efficiently. Biking...
05-06-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,771
Posted By Attilio

I am currently at 8 bikes, well now down to 7,...

I am currently at 8 bikes, well now down to 7, mostly given to us by others or that my family had when I was a kid. My strategy is just bringing up the fact that we as a family started cycling and...
05-06-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

Yes at 6'4" and 180ish pounds I have long since...

Yes at 6'4" and 180ish pounds I have long since gotten used to the fact that the world is not my size. It was more of an issue when I was younger like in the 90's before all this globalization and...
05-05-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

Thanks for the replies. I took three ~1h...

Thanks for the replies.

I took three ~1h rides today, two with the drop bars and one with my flat bar. I like flat bar *WAY* better but I love how the Warbird pedals so I am going to give it one...
05-05-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

Thank you Badger1 that was a very helpful post....

Thank you Badger1 that was a very helpful post. Like you said, you want to get something right straight off the bat from the factory as none of us are as smart as all the R&D these big companies can...
05-05-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

I do all my riding on paved asphalt but the shop...

I do all my riding on paved asphalt but the shop suggested hybrid because road conditions around here in New England are awful. Even in the summer after they sweep the roads the seismic sized cracks...
05-05-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

The problem is that I got a really nice bike with...

The problem is that I got a really nice bike with drop bars that I briefly pedalled and thought I enjoyed with the responsiveness but now that my skillset is growing and I can go quite fast and...
05-05-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

I got back into riding the last year or so in...

I got back into riding the last year or so in order to have an inexpensive 2nd vehicle. Found it was so much fun, especially my Salsa Journeyman flat bar, and so much more exercise than walking or...
05-04-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

I had a drop bar bike when I was a kid in the...

I had a drop bar bike when I was a kid in the late 80's and early 90's (Magna, junk!) as I liked the "Racer" look as a kid but I find that I just can't do as much all at once. All the positions are...
05-04-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,469
Posted By Attilio

There Must Be Something Wrong With Me Because...

... I hate drop bars.

Love my Salsa Journeyman Flat bar. Rode it for a year, still enjoying it. Tried a Warbird and it's amazing, pedals great but doesn't ride so nice on account of the drop bar....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,515
Posted By Attilio

Meaning I am skeptical of everything and have...

Meaning I am skeptical of everything and have long since tuned out the news but I work in the field, I am a physician, speak/read French, ITalian and Spanish and know people in all three countries.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,036
Posted By Attilio

As a follow up especially after having tried and...

As a follow up especially after having tried and loved new 2019 model bike and seen how much better it was than my 1980's vintage bikes the thought came to my mind is that there is no such thing as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,036
Posted By Attilio

I retuned my old bikes from the 1980's and it...

I retuned my old bikes from the 1980's and it wasn't worth it. Just the odd brake, tire and various other spare part sizes and specs made it more expensive and difficult to find and the bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,515
Posted By Attilio

It is absolutely terrifying. Thankfully I live in...

It is absolutely terrifying. Thankfully I live in rural suburbs; I don't know what I would do if I lived in a city like most Italians.

Most of the stuff I have either friends or family sent me and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,515
Posted By Attilio

I am a physician and on the periphery of the...

I am a physician and on the periphery of the forefront of this crisis. For the record we closed our office this week and will be staying home for the duration. The state just passed a law allowing us...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Attilio

Armor/Protection for Road & Recreational Cycling

Hello All. I am new to the sport after re-animating my 1980's clunker bike as I needed it for some local transits close to my house where a car would be less practical. The recent death of a friend...
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