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12-04-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By caloso

Due to changes in work duties and my kids' school...

Due to changes in work duties and my kids' school schedules, it's been challenging for me to get much outside riding during the week. I have a Zwift set-up in the garage: trainer, powermeter, iPad...
12-04-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 558
Posted By caloso

I've ordered from them many times, but if I were...

I've ordered from them many times, but if I were you I would pick up the phone and call them.
12-04-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By caloso

Gravel bike.

Gravel bike.
12-04-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,773
Posted By caloso

https://www.clevertraining.com/kinetic-by-kurt-roa...

https://www.clevertraining.com/kinetic-by-kurt-road-machine-smart-2-fluid-trainer

On sale for under 3 bills. You can find even cheaper used ones on eBay, I'm sure. Hook it up to a computer,...
12-03-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 218,136
Posted By caloso

Knives Out, 8.5/10. Excellent cast, excellent...

Knives Out, 8.5/10. Excellent cast, excellent plot, a great take on the classic Christie tropes. (A heck of a lot better than Branagh's mess of the Orient Express last year)
12-03-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 218,136
Posted By caloso

Ford v Ferrari. 8/10. Very entertaining. A...

Ford v Ferrari. 8/10. Very entertaining. A real movie movie.
12-03-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,773
Posted By caloso

People have been using gift as a verb for 400...

People have been using gift as a verb for 400 years.
12-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,665
Posted By caloso

We had a CX race on an old golf course a few...

We had a CX race on an old golf course a few years ago. I definitely crashed there.
12-03-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,773
Posted By caloso

I know a couple that has a Peloton and they both...

I know a couple that has a Peloton and they both use it, both love it. It's not meant to appeal to cyclists; it's meant to appeal to people who go to spin classes. Very little overlap in that venn...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By caloso

Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,359
Posted By caloso

I love my hometown of Sacramento, but it's very...

I love my hometown of Sacramento, but it's very flat and frying pan hot in the summer. I would have to say Santa Rosa: cooler than Sacramento, less crowded than SF-Oak, easy access to climbing or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By caloso

My thought too.

My thought too.
12-01-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,210
Posted By caloso

River Ride today. Didn’t get dropped, beat the...

River Ride today. Didn’t get dropped, beat the rain, nice to catch up with friends.
11-30-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By caloso

The simplest thing might be to buy a complete...

The simplest thing might be to buy a complete bike that gets you closest to your goal and then replace/upgrade specific parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By caloso

El Campeón

El Campeón
11-26-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By caloso

Free version of Strava. Turn it on and stick it...

Free version of Strava. Turn it on and stick it in your pocket. Just remember to end the ride, especially if you drove to the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By caloso

In my experience, the main thing about whether a...

In my experience, the main thing about whether a bike will make for a good rain bike is how well you can fit full-coverage fenders to it. And that's usually governed by brake bridge and chain stay...
11-26-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,940
Posted By caloso

One time some jerk HS kids threw a roll of duct...

One time some jerk HS kids threw a roll of duct tape at me. They were more than a little surprised when I stuck my hand out, caught it, and chucked it back at them. (Old third baseman's muscle...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By caloso

I suspect that Yash is at University College,...

I suspect that Yash is at University College, Dublin. Not the University of California, Davis.
11-26-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,495
Posted By caloso

I don't know how helpful this will be for your...

I don't know how helpful this will be for your research, but I have commuted by bike for 20 years on at least 10 different bikes, not one of which was designed or marketed as a commuter bike. (Road...
11-25-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By caloso

Where they're ridden, mostly. The wheels on my...

Where they're ridden, mostly. The wheels on my CX bike are Ksyrium SL's or Shimano R-501's. Road wheels, with knobby tires.
11-25-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By caloso

No idea about disc wheels. If you're asking...

No idea about disc wheels. If you're asking about rim brakes, I'd get something like Shimano RS-100 wheels. Not the lightest, but inexpensive, reliable and serviceable.
11-25-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By caloso

Castelli

Castelli
11-25-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By caloso

I had to destroy a Al seatpost that got...

I had to destroy a Al seatpost that got galvanically welded into a carbon frame. I don't know if it was exacerbated by getting some sweat wicking into the interface, but that seems like a...
11-25-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By caloso

Everybody I know who has tubulars for cross saves...

Everybody I know who has tubulars for cross saves them for race day. Getting an inexpensive set of training wheels is a great idea.
11-22-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,741
Posted By caloso

After many years of riding a Selle Italia Flite,...

After many years of riding a Selle Italia Flite, I started riding a Specialized Romin. It was a little finickier to set up, but once I got it dialed in, it just disappeared.
11-22-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,041
Posted By caloso

Oddly enough, my 2012 Ellsworth has both...

Oddly enough, my 2012 Ellsworth has both cantilever posts and disc brake tabs on the back, but cantilever posts only on the fork. I guess it was in that cross-over period where if you really wanted...
11-21-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,303
Posted By caloso

This. I am waiting for someone to explain to me...

This. I am waiting for someone to explain to me how disc brakes magically make your tires grippier.
11-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By caloso

CF + Al + sweat = all kinds of trouble. Make...

CF + Al + sweat = all kinds of trouble. Make sure you wipe everything down and give a hit of WD-40 to drive out what you miss.
11-21-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By caloso

I drape an old towel over the handlebars and then...

I drape an old towel over the handlebars and then gather/wrap the end closest to me and secure it with a wrap of electrical tape. As for the front wheel, I have a cheap plastic wheel holder thing,...
11-20-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 112,610
Posted By caloso

Another cool shot of my kid. He’s now leading the...

Another cool shot of my kid. He’s now leading the series. (credit Bixxel media)
...
11-20-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 569
Posted By caloso

I don’t use valve nuts with tubes.

I don’t use valve nuts with tubes.
11-20-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,303
Posted By caloso

Heavier, uglier, more expensive, less aero, more...

Heavier, uglier, more expensive, less aero, more finicky to adjust, and don't stop your bike any faster. You can see why everyone's jumping on the disc bandwagon. /eyeroll
11-20-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 569
Posted By caloso

6.5-7

6.5-7
11-20-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,357
Posted By caloso

Exactly!

Exactly!
11-20-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By caloso

10-speed DA bar ends on my TT bike. Works great.

10-speed DA bar ends on my TT bike. Works great.
11-20-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By caloso

I've had two carbon frames with BSA BB's: Trek...

I've had two carbon frames with BSA BB's: Trek 5200 and Ridley Excalibur. Never an issue with either one.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By caloso

I know plenty of riders who commute on their...

I know plenty of riders who commute on their carbon race bikes (myself included). As long as you've got secure at-work parking, that's the main thing. But like you, I don't really like locking it...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By caloso

Hmm. I have raced most of this season's CX...

Hmm. I have raced most of this season's CX series on the WTB Riddler. Great tire for dry grass or hardpack courses, but not what I normally think of as a commuting tire. Unless you're commuting on...
11-19-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,665
Posted By caloso

Boxed in during a crit, riders in front of you...

Boxed in during a crit, riders in front of you touch wheels and go down. You have nowhere to go except into or over them. Your chances of crashing yourself approach 100% so you do what you can to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,713
Posted By caloso

Bend your elbows more. (cost: zero)

Bend your elbows more. (cost: zero)
11-18-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 758,210
Posted By caloso

Hardly rode at all last week except for...

Hardly rode at all last week except for commuting. Figured I'd be totally out of it for my CX race on Saturday. Turns out, I podiumed. [shrug emoji]

Thanks to work this week, I'm going to have...
11-18-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By caloso

Nothing a little Gorilla Tape won't fix.

Nothing a little Gorilla Tape won't fix.
11-18-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,665
Posted By caloso

Same. I once crashed in a race that destroyed my...

Same. I once crashed in a race that destroyed my kit, my helmet, and my bike, but walked it off and raced the next day (with a fair amount of tegaderm). Hands were still on the bar when I hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By caloso

Sweetspot: 2x20's at 90-ish %

Sweetspot: 2x20's at 90-ish %
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By caloso

I was thinking the same.

I was thinking the same.
11-18-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,357
Posted By caloso

Not trying to be flippant, but the day I can't...

Not trying to be flippant, but the day I can't ride my bike is the day that I am too old.
11-18-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,665
Posted By caloso

Sign up for your local cyclocross series. You'll...

Sign up for your local cyclocross series. You'll get all sorts of practice crashing your bike.
11-18-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By caloso

Don't sweat it. Everyone gets dropped sometime. ...

Don't sweat it. Everyone gets dropped sometime. First time I went on the South River Ride, I got dropped literally in the first minute. Next time, I tried to hang on a little longer, a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,094
Posted By caloso

A 3mm wider tire might be the difference between...

A 3mm wider tire might be the difference between being completely beat up or relatively fresh after 3 hours in the saddle. I know that's definitely the case on our NorCal pave'.
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