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Keo Cleats wearing down

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:26:32 GMT

Anyone use Look Keo Cleats (grey)? I just put a new set of cleats on a few months ago. The cleats are still in good shape and don't need to be replaced. However, there is a small non skid rubber strip towards the top of the cleat that has worn down very quickly. This also happened on my last...

Surly Rabbit Hole Rims 29+

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:41:28 GMT

In preparation for our Baja Divide Trip I changed out my Surly ECR rims. These are well maintained. Fully serviced and trued by the Bike Hermit :). 29 x 50mm Surly Rabbit Hole Rims formerly on my Surly ECR. These are not rated as tubeless ready, but they do have the shelf type bead seat of a...

My Ride of a Lifetime, The Baja Divide

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:02:37 GMT

Pinch me! I think this is actually coming together. The stars are lining up and the DH and I are moving forward with plans to ride the Baja Divide in November and December. 1700 miles of dirt roads down the Baja peninsula. Many, many details to work out so looking for suggestions. Here is the...

Enviornmental Working Group Sunscreen Ratings

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:07:17 GMT

It's been awhile since anyone talked about EWG sunscreen ratings, so I thought it would be nice to repost. Basically, those rated a 1 are the safest and most effective, and 10 the least. Really has little to do with SPF. I like Badger sport sticks and lip balms, and Aubrey Organics for regular...

Training Shoes?

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:57:43 GMT

Last year, I started working out with a personal trainer. I lift weights, do a ton of body weight movements (squats, lunges, etc) and do some cardio type movements (quick steps, jumping jacks, mountain climbers). I've just been wearing regular running shoes, which are for the most part fine. ...

FS: Specialized Ruby Expert Saddle 143mm

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 14:57:53 GMT

Finally getting around to getting rid of a few saddles that never made the cut. This is a Specialized Ruby Expert Saddle 143mm. Titanium rails. Barely used. Maybe 200 miles, give or take? It's in excellent condition. It's been sitting in our bike room collecting dust, so I'm hoping I can...

Anyone ever biked in Belgium?

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:12:19 GMT

Anyone ever toured or biked in Belgium? I'm planning on staying in Belgium (Brugge/Gent) in August for two weeks and I would love to get some tips if you have...

FS: Mavic Avenge (Men's) US 8 road shoe, new in box

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 22:09:11 GMT

Meant to switch my road bike to road-type pedals, which never happened, and these shoes are taking up space in my closet. Sizing: I haven't tried these on, but I wear the MTB sister line (also men's) in the same size, and I think they run a bit narrow for men's shoes. (I wear a US women's 9.5M.) ...

Dropping in

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 21:59:45 GMT

Hi! I'm back, kind of. I drop in to lurk from time to time, but I haven't been riding much. So, what have you all been up to while I've been gone? :D

Cool: graphic history of women's cycling in US

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 21:29:30 GMT

I enjoyed this and thought some of you would as well!

July riding

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:02:32 GMT

Hope those who can ride are still riding, despite the summer heat. That has not been a factor for me, up north, here, but I know it has been for many. Please be careful folks. I have been riding, daily, as always. My minimum, now, is one hour of trail work with lots of leg burner climbs,...

Other employees interested in bicycling, bikes

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 03:13:48 GMT

I've worked for my present employer for the past 7 yrs. It's govn't and many employees. Within my immediate workgroup (18 people), there was 1 person who got interested in cycling. Had her used bike fixed, started commuting several times /wk. after parking car at a lot, on bike to work. I would...

Helmets -- Have you ever bought one online?

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 02:39:26 GMT

I desperately need to replace my helmet. I can't find anything locally that I like. I've looked at Performance Bicycle and found a couple in my price range that I like. I also looked on Amazon. I wonder about the quality because the helmet prices on the site are so inexpensive. I'm afraid I...

New mountain bike rider. A few questions

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 22:14:04 GMT

Hello everyone, Im 35yrs old and not had a bike since I was about 12 years old. Im a very large lady :( and have recently started to diet. I also wanted to up my fitness. I hate gyms. So myself and my husband at the weekend bought 2nd hand mountain bikes. We didnt want to spend much in case...

Seeking opinions on bike to consider for lower back sensitivities

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:02:42 GMT

Hi ladies, I am in the process of "coaching" my husband into purchasing a new bike he can ride comfortably to improve his cardio. I have a 2015 Specialized Vita Elite and I love it for current use on paved bike paths - no roads for me we have too many crazies here. However, we are moving to NC...