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location Bellingham, WA
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You can never have enough bicycles, but my wife says eight is enough.


Dec
4
comment What features make a good fitness tracker for cyclists?
Not sold or advertised as a Fitness Tracker, the new Garmin 920xt added activity tracking to the multisport watch that does all the stuff a GPS cycling device should (speed, cadence, map, power meter, HR, anything ANT+) but now also tracks my steps, sleep and beeps at me when I sit around too long. The GPS is only used for the running, cycling and open water swimming. You can get a quick release kit to mount it to your handlebars.
Dec
1
comment Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
I agree, swapping a disc wheel you won't need to release the brakes and re-connect, but I do find there are many more non-disc wheels available from friends at the races, buddies racing later or before me always offer hand-ups! I do clean my brakes, but still the grit and grime during the race adds up lap after lap. I love the mud, but as far as bike maintenance, CX can be expensive
Nov
30
answered Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
Nov
30
awarded  Yearling
Nov
7
reviewed No Action Needed I keep breaking the tips off my presta tube stems
Nov
7
reviewed No Action Needed How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
Oct
30
comment How do I fit this pair of chain tensioners on my single speed bike?
@NickT This style of chain tensioner might not work with your frame. The image that mattnz found shows the 'slot' on the inside of the dropout. I agree that it is confusing, most frames don't have this slot or accommodate this style of tensioner
Oct
30
comment How do I fit this pair of chain tensioners on my single speed bike?
@NickT the "eyes" go in the dropout. Not on the outside and as Emyr said, not the inside as it should match the hub width so no room on the inside.
Oct
30
comment First cyclocross race - how to choose and set up the bike
Awesome - stick around (or go early looking at the schedule you might go last) and watch the more experienced racers.
Oct
29
comment How do I fit this pair of chain tensioners on my single speed bike?
Not on the outside, not on the inside, but in the horizontal area of the dropout, the bracket will be on the rear of the dropout on the frame. The photo that @mattnz added shows a similar chain tensioner.
Oct
29
answered How do I fit this pair of chain tensioners on my single speed bike?
Oct
29
awarded  Electorate
Oct
27
comment First cyclocross race - how to choose and set up the bike
I see many mountain bikes in the beginner races, as you move up (and with experience) you'll get that CX bike ready, checkout some of the other riders bikes and chat up a new conversation, new riding buddies, see if there are local CX practices - we have a weekly practice here in town and you just show up, do some drills and mini course with 5/6 lap 'race' at the end.
Oct
27
comment First cyclocross race - strategy
One other thing I forgot to add is that the races go longer in the higher categories, 35-40 minutes is typical for the winning beginner race time, 45-50 for 'B' and 55-65 for 'A'
Oct
27
answered First cyclocross race - how to choose and set up the bike
Oct
27
answered First cyclocross race - strategy
Sep
11
answered Are there any permanent solutions for holes smaller than 1cm on outer tyre?
Aug
19
answered How to lubricate cables?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
My experience with many garmin devices is that they don't put the same firmware functionality from one device to another. Check out the reviews on DC Rainmakers blog for the Edge Touring and the Edge 800, 810 and 1000. (dcrainmaker.com/product-reviews/garmin) also search the garmin forums, I've found more 'fixes' in the forums then from emails to garmin. (forums.garmin.com/forumdisplay.php?20-Cycling)