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General Discussion / Breathing issue
« on: May 31, 2021, 09:44:57 pm »
Hey currently riding Route 66 down to the transam. Had some really hot days in northwest Ohio and have noticed toward the end of my longer days my chest feels strange when taking deep breaths. And a deep breath usually forces me to dry cough a few times.

It’s a very similar feeling sorta to when you do hard cardio in cold weather. The breathing hurts the lungs and u cough a lot. That sorta thing.

But obviously this thing is in the warm weather.

So any thoughts or advice on what this is?

Routes / route 66 and southern tier
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:58:43 pm »
Hello all,

Was wondering what kind of weather I can expect and what weather i should prepare for if I were to ride route 66 from chicago to california or the sourthern tier in same direction. Planning on leaving before end of October if my knee is finished with rehab by then.

Is this feasible or a bad idea?


Gear Talk / Re: Bike buying advice
« on: July 22, 2020, 07:01:17 pm »
I did not want to. but pickings are slim, and if I can spend more now and the bike will last and do all the things I want i was thinking of spending a bit more. Only used I could find close to what I am looking for in the area was a bianca volpe. but the frame is 61cm. So i have serious doubts that it would fit me very well for longer rides. jus found a store that carries kona and surley so will take the drive out there tomorrow I think.

Gear Talk / Re: Bike buying advice
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:44:11 pm »
Hi Again,

Firstly thanks for all the input and now to add more types
and I am back with more bike types that I have looked at. a trek checkpoint alr5 or slr 5. a niner rlt or a lynsky gr pro. priced from cheapest to oh man i doubt i can afford a 4k bike.

A big hurdle now is finding a bike in the greater columbus area that fits my needs and I can actually get my hands on. the pandemic has apparently made for very slim pickings.

Gear Talk / Bike buying advice
« on: July 21, 2020, 12:11:12 am »
Hello all,

So looking at a specialized diverged. 56' frame. im 5'11 and 215lbs.

So questions are, is this a good bike for touring? its at 1600 dollars so slightly more then i want to pay but am willing to if I should. Can not really go above that price tho.

I want a bike i can ride everyday and take on longer day rides but also when i become consumed with spontaneity  or boredome take it all the way across the US if i feel like it.(been mulling this idea over for awhile as I get in shape since covid has upended a lot of my life.)

Not many other options around here, been to a lot of bike stores and most have barely anything available.The guys on this store have more expensive options but have said this is prob the best option for me for price range and flexible usage ideas.

Thoughts and advice as I have very little bike knowledge. Thanks in advance.

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