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06-30-20, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Doge

What is the fastest wheelset these days?

What is the fastest wheelset these days?
06-28-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Doge

The first column should be expected to at least...

The first column should be expected to at least increase by the monthly USA deaths (233K) X rate of infection. That rate being 9%-20%. There is no indication as to what degree COVID-19 was a...
06-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Doge

At that rate - 20% in the USA that would mean we...

At that rate - 20% in the USA that would mean we have 46,000/month die with COVID-19 which is how the numbers are quoted.

But those who die FROM COVID-19 remain much lower. The significance of...
06-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By Doge

I see nothing wrong with your setup other than...

I see nothing wrong with your setup other than the bars turned up a bit much. Turn bars down and brakes higher. TT is short. But depends on power and speed. You say you are looking for comfort, so...
06-23-20, 10:15 PM
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Views: 273,497
Posted By Doge

Wife and I did a nice hilly ride around COS (slow...

Wife and I did a nice hilly ride around COS (slow - I'll blame it on altitude rather than weight).
Those deer though are a hazard. We must have passed 5-6 mini heard of 3-4 eating the locals yards....
06-23-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,450
Posted By Doge

Sony MDR-Z1R's are not. And they have cables. ...

Sony MDR-Z1R's are not. And they have cables. But I hear things and the ear pads are real soft.
Likewise on a $500 bike, if I added my Brooks leather saddle the ride might not be too bad....
06-23-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,450
Posted By Doge

I have Vandy 2ci and drove them separately from...

I have Vandy 2ci and drove them separately from a variety of those amps and an HH Scott not pictured. In the end, I like driving speakers with a single amp. I sometimes drive different speakers...
06-22-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,450
Posted By Doge

I think NEW ~$500 is not really made to be...

I think NEW
~$500 is not really made to be ridden and maintained. Parts are not easily replaced.
~$2,500 is a great value point if you ride it.
~$5,000 similar to $2,500 but lighter. You will...
06-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

Prime time for having fun. They have funding and...

Prime time for having fun. They have funding and are not so worried about how to pay the bills. And...cycling is not a job.

My son spoke to them about other options besides being a pro and he said...
06-19-20, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Doge

I've been in Surprise, AZ all week enjoying the...

I've been in Surprise, AZ all week enjoying the 100+F heat as junior checks into Luke AFB just east of the VOS TT course.
Junior bought a house in Surprise, AZ (NW of Phoenix) and is a new (guest?)...
06-19-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By Doge

As I posted above, I like the watch as the best...

As I posted above, I like the watch as the best tool for measuring cycling success. The speed and time are believable, but power - not so much. The rider here was 135lbs. Very aero and good wind...
06-18-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,036
Views: 210,936
Posted By Doge

The Fisher in the middle is a pre-amp driving the...

The Fisher in the middle is a pre-amp driving the top right in the cage.
It sounds good is an understatement.
Unfortunately it caught on fire, but I expect it to be running when I get back from my...
06-18-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

I realized this belonged in the Strava Power...

I realized this belonged in the Strava Power thread, but here is evidence that Strava algorithms / Garmin GPS reporting are clearly in cahoots with COVID-19 reporting.

The rider did not fall off...
06-18-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By Doge

Kinda on topic/off topic. You can't always trust...

Kinda on topic/off topic. You can't always trust the grade either.
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06-18-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

The kids have/had a very aggressive schedule this...

The kids have/had a very aggressive schedule this year inc the Colorado Classic (and I thought Redlands and another pro race).
They are now well funded, organized and I think would be one of the...
06-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,349
Posted By Doge

Likely Rob English. Steel ~15lbs ...

Likely Rob English. Steel ~15lbs
https://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/tenth-anniversary-limited-edition-build/
06-17-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,647
Posted By Doge

Most know that. Common speak about bikes is...

Most know that. Common speak about bikes is "alloy" means aluminum.
06-16-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

I believe my son is the only [male] U23 LUX rider...

I believe my son is the only [male] U23 LUX rider and the LUX U23 program will now no longer exist.

Edit ADD
LUX has a camp going in Boulder now. Also a few alum there.
06-16-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,647
Posted By Doge

I'm not hearing folks diss alloy. Maybe the...

I'm not hearing folks diss alloy. Maybe the groups hang around just ride what they want.

My primary bike is an alloy/carbon Six/13 from 2002. Since then I've bought/used/built about 10 or so...
06-16-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By Doge

The Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace chins cross...

The Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace chins cross chain much better than in the past. I've gone to mostly 1X for bikes here.
06-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

The kids (pro/s) not having pro races and showing...

The kids (pro/s) not having pro races and showing up to rides has an impact.
Trump warned he was going to close the EU travel and that had everyone scatter. Several to USA - group rides.
Looking...
06-15-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

You got it.

You got it.
06-14-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

This was post "race" group photo. ...

This was post "race" group photo.

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Charon Smith photo -...
06-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

A different place. That picture could have been...

A different place. That picture could have been taken in April or May [around here].
06-14-20, 02:32 PM
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Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

There was some good SoCal talent there today. ...

There was some good SoCal talent there today.
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06-14-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

I used to do it - made for a 90 mile day. The...

I used to do it - made for a 90 mile day. The kid does it regularly, but as today is supposed to be fast we are all leaving in about 30 min in the car.
06-13-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

If you SoCal folks are looking for fast, do Como...

If you SoCal folks are looking for fast, do Como street tomorrow. Tustin Market Place - Starbucks - leave @ 8:00.
Several (4-5) of the LUX alumni showing up and bringing the race wheels.
06-08-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

Now that we are posting about our pasts... I...

Now that we are posting about our pasts...
I rarely had indoor training needs as I lived in SoCal and I just commuted in any weather, rain did not matter.
I did find it fascinating taking rollers...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,637
Posted By Doge

PM me and I can find a way to get this to you.

PM me and I can find a way to get this to you.
06-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

Como Street - (a SoCal race speed hilly ride...

Como Street - (a SoCal race speed hilly ride since the late 1960s) is back up to 70 or so riders - typical for this time of the year. In Nov there were prizes and gift cards for "winning" the final...
06-01-20, 06:36 PM
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Views: 210,936
Posted By Doge

After a morning ride the the Camp Pendleton PX...

After a morning ride the the Camp Pendleton PX (to find it being remodeled) and seeing if I could wave Hermes (failed), I came home and had an Amp-off in the garage.

That is some bike brake cable...
06-01-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

BikeReg still has the Long Beach Crit open while...

BikeReg still has the Long Beach Crit open while it has been removed from USACycling.
I emailed the info address given and have not heard back. I expect it is canceled, but it is hard finding that...
06-01-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

When/Where is the next one?

When/Where is the next one?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,637
Posted By Doge

Just tried to see if I could see any stamping -...

Just tried to see if I could see any stamping - nope.
I assume this is what you are talking about.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,637
Posted By Doge

Only guessing because I had a discussion with the...

Only guessing because I had a discussion with the Shimano product guy that the Mavic was standard wireless and pre-Bluetooth and that is why it sometimes got interference.
So my guess is 2.4GHz...
05-29-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

Lt Dan (junior) is riding a lot now. No races in...

Lt Dan (junior) is riding a lot now. No races in site. I really want there to be a bike race somewhere.

I saw a video of him riding off the front on the CO state P1 championship last year (he went...
05-27-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

We are rebuilding the MASI (<12# with Di2 steel...

We are rebuilding the MASI (<12# with Di2 steel spindle and RD) for junior to go do some mountain climbing and see if he can grab some KOMs. I'm interested and surprised he thinks he has a chance. ...
05-26-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

I'm glad you didn't pull the "I got the COVID, I...

I'm glad you didn't pull the "I got the COVID, I don't want to spew on you" routine.
05-25-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,512
Posted By Doge

Right, kinda. The kids do not know the score,...

Right, kinda. The kids do not know the score, the parents may, or suspect they may. Which is why you get your kid out of it.
For those watching, look at USA juniors on the world stage. Then look...
05-25-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

I was informed today that it is not really...

I was informed today that it is not really surging if everyone knows you going-to do it.

There are such things as generational rules.
05-24-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,497
Posted By Doge

Another pic from today. Fury guy is my Lt Dan...

Another pic from today. Fury guy is my Lt Dan riding with Richard. Both LUX alum
I stopped to take the pic to avoid the level of embarrassment I'd have even as an old fat guy being passed at 2X my...
05-24-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

Big_John The nemesis part. My wife got into...

Big_John The nemesis part. My wife got into racing when she was 30+ in late 80's. She was not a cycling fan, or groupie as I was. This old guy would always suck her wheel up the Camp Pendelton...
05-24-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,497
Posted By Doge

On-line or in person? And what is the field of...

On-line or in person? And what is the field of study?
05-24-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,497
Posted By Doge

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Mom and junior today - May 24, 2020
05-23-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

My son was commenting on 3 folks he rides with...

My son was commenting on 3 folks he rides with and how they ride like amateurs and beginners. How they surge and pick random sports to go fast.

As those three are another guy, wife and me - 100+...
05-23-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

I believe I did see you... I was the big guy in...

I believe I did see you... I was the big guy in the USAFA (white and blue) kit on a silver tandem. I think we were going about 25 when you were coming up from the tunnel.
We left SC 9:45 AM.
05-23-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 844,782
Posted By Doge

I didn't see you! Turned at Pulgas

I didn't see you! Turned at Pulgas
05-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,370
Posted By Doge

Junior is climbing mountain on foot with some of...

Junior is climbing mountain on foot with some of the other LUX alumni. 1-2 were doing the pro thing.
05-22-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,497
Posted By Doge

I think there is a good argument for a tubeless...

I think there is a good argument for a tubeless on a TT bike. For road, not thinking that yet. Even on the tandem - I'm all tubular as I type with my glued up fingers from a 30 min ago glue job....
05-21-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By Doge

If the OP was about more coaches - or more people...

If the OP was about more coaches - or more people paying for coaching - yes, I see that happening.

FWIW - they just finished 4 hour ride today. Parent was there.
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