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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,229
Posted By bbbean

The Madone is also a great bike, but if I had a...

The Madone is also a great bike, but if I had a choice between two great bikes and one of them had Di2, I'd go for Di2 every time.

Be sure to make your test rides long enough to really get a feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,229
Posted By bbbean

Don't put too much stock in the "aero bikes are...

Don't put too much stock in the "aero bikes are stiff and ride rough" hype. My Propel rides great, is comfortable enough for me to ride 7-8000 miles a year with a substantial percentage of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,229
Posted By bbbean

Giant has a great reputation, and they make great...

Giant has a great reputation, and they make great bikes. Given the TCR's long standing reputation as a great race bike, I'd jump on a end of model year sale if I liked how it rode and I had a good...
08-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,283
Posted By bbbean

N+1

N+1
08-05-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,406
Posted By bbbean

Rush fees sound reasonable to me. They have a...

Rush fees sound reasonable to me. They have a backlog, you want to jump to the head of the line, a reasonable fee isnít uncalled for.
08-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,216
Posted By bbbean

Thereís your answer.

Thereís your answer.
08-04-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,294
Posted By bbbean

I didnít ask the question. I maintain my diet and...

I didnít ask the question. I maintain my diet and exercise routine as if I would be a 300 lb diabetic if I didnít, so the answer is moot to me.

FWIW, my first post on the subject also included...
08-04-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,294
Posted By bbbean

My endocrinologist was very clear when my A1C...

My endocrinologist was very clear when my A1C moved into the normal range (4.9 to 5.3 since 2013) and stayed there without medication - ďdiabeticĒ is a condition, not a permanent diagnosis. I am not...
07-30-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By bbbean

So sorry you missed the first 17 stages of this...

So sorry you missed the first 17 stages of this years's tour.

FWIW, as a Columbian how they feel about Bernal's win.
07-29-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By bbbean

Shame you missed the first 17 stages of the TdF...

Shame you missed the first 17 stages of the TdF...
07-29-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By bbbean

This.

This.
07-29-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,408
Posted By bbbean

As in "The best climber with the best team won"? ...

As in "The best climber with the best team won"?

I was only passingly interested in racing when Lemond won, so I can't compare this years tour to that year, but this was the most exciting Tour...
07-26-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,625
Posted By bbbean

To pretend the situation is "everybody does this"...

To pretend the situation is "everybody does this" in the absence of evidence is cynical/paranoid stuff. Do some intervals. When you come in first, it doesn't really matter what the other guys did.
07-26-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,408
Posted By bbbean

Does the OP still think this race is predictable?...

Does the OP still think this race is predictable? Who wears yellow into Paris?
07-25-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By bbbean

European /Unisex/Women's jerseys and jackets...

European /Unisex/Women's jerseys and jackets reverse the zipper pull. Maybe a third of my jerseys and jackets have the left pull.
07-25-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,451
Posted By bbbean

Don't try to get there all at once. I took off...

Don't try to get there all at once. I took off 164 lbs with logging and exercise, and can tell you that small steps worked best for me. You might even consider setting the ap to just maintain weight...
07-25-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,081
Posted By bbbean

Gosh, thanks for sharing. We're all newbies and...

Gosh, thanks for sharing. We're all newbies and are so grateful a wizened old sage like you would take the time to enlighten us. God knows none of us have any experience or data to base our decisions...
07-24-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By bbbean

I have put hundreds of trainer miles on tires...

I have put hundreds of trainer miles on tires that looked worse than that. Why not get every bit of possible use out of a tire?
07-24-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By bbbean

Worn/torn sidewalls = new tire. The $20-50 you'll...

Worn/torn sidewalls = new tire. The $20-50 you'll spend on a new tire will be well worth it the first time you aren't stranded somewhere you don't want to be and/or teh first time you don't wipe out...
07-24-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,625
Posted By bbbean

The point is that I don't care if there are a few...

The point is that I don't care if there are a few guys who might do that. But there's a difference between "someone somewhere probably does this" and "doping is rampant". In most of my races, I know...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By bbbean

Send me half what they are charging and I will...

Send me half what they are charging and I will send you a full color report outlining your dog's characteristics.
07-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,625
Posted By bbbean

This. There may be a few misguided newbies...

This.

There may be a few misguided newbies who engage in some minor doping, but it's simply not worth the expense and hassle for the occasional payday, and if you have the talent to excel at...
07-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,493
Posted By bbbean

I have A-B tested both parts of that, hence my...

I have A-B tested both parts of that, hence my clean shaven stems.
07-18-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,372
Posted By bbbean

You meant within the next few days. I just saw...

You meant within the next few days. I just saw him in a segment on stage 11. I appreciated his insights and perspective.
07-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,493
Posted By bbbean

1) Let me assure you from personal experience...

1) Let me assure you from personal experience that road rash and dog bites are MUCH easier to clean and heal on smooth legs (and arms).
2) Check out the specialized wind tunnel testing.

Worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,550
Posted By bbbean

Not *that* unusual. I get 4-6000 miles out of a...

Not *that* unusual. I get 4-6000 miles out of a set of tires before I put them in the winter training / trainer pile, and I've only worn out one winter/training tire in 6 winters of 500-1000 trainer...
07-08-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,493
Posted By bbbean

Please review:...

Please review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
07-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,493
Posted By bbbean

Not a problem if you race criteriums.

Not a problem if you race criteriums.
07-08-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,493
Posted By bbbean

How do you feel about people who obsess on men's...

How do you feel about people who obsess on men's legs?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,550
Posted By bbbean

I have no problem patching latex tubes. You just...

I have no problem patching latex tubes. You just have to take the time to do it right (i.e., let the glue dry before you put the patch on.).

BB
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,550
Posted By bbbean

Yes. Patch your tubes. I very rarely get leaky...

Yes. Patch your tubes. I very rarely get leaky patches, and they last a season if not longer. Just be sure you use good patches, and take time to install them properly. When I have a patched tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,871
Posted By bbbean

Thank you so much for your valuable post. Not...

Thank you so much for your valuable post. Not only have you provided critical and useful information, but your virtue signaling has let us know we are in the presence of our true superior. Thank you...
06-28-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,564
Posted By bbbean

We're all busy racing. Go do some intervals or...

We're all busy racing. Go do some intervals or something.
06-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,342
Posted By bbbean

I don't recall specifying a fee for coaching or...

I don't recall specifying a fee for coaching or for selecting a coach arbitrarily. I do know I have seen some monumentally bad advice offered on forums, so until he has the experience and tools to...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,362
Posted By bbbean

The engineers argue that there is more individual...

The engineers argue that there is more individual variation among members of either gender than there is between the genders as a group. If you find a bike that fits and suits your needs, use it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,450
Posted By bbbean

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-26-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,342
Posted By bbbean

Get thee to a coach, or at least a good coaching...

Get thee to a coach, or at least a good coaching app. There are a number of good books and websites out there to give you a structured approach to training with power, and a good structured approach...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By bbbean

My Zeros have roughly 35000 miles on them, and...

My Zeros have roughly 35000 miles on them, and they still function properly. My cleats last a season or two (7-8000 miles/yr) before they start to get worn. I do lube them once a week or so.
06-25-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By bbbean

Trial and error, varies by course and condition....

Trial and error, varies by course and condition. You can run a lot lower pressure in the mud than on rocks and roots. Start at 35 and work your way down til you find the right feel for you.
06-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By bbbean

You can get pepper spray that comes with a wrist...

You can get pepper spray that comes with a wrist holster. They make it for runners, and it's light and easy to deal with.
06-25-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,181
Posted By bbbean

Tire liners tend to be heavy, stiff, a hassle to...

Tire liners tend to be heavy, stiff, a hassle to deal with, and slow. Unless you are specifically riding through goathead infested trails on a regular basis, you're better off going with tubeless and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,871
Posted By bbbean

Weather, battery life, theft, vibration, cost of...

Weather, battery life, theft, vibration, cost of replacing a bike computer vs replacing an iPhone, etc. My phone lives safely in a jersey pocket or in a zip lock if there's weather. If my Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,871
Posted By bbbean

My Garmins work perfectly 95-99% of the time. If...

My Garmins work perfectly 95-99% of the time. If I wasn't obsessive over my data, I might not notice when the software doesn't work right. To be fair, most of the software I use works 95-99% of the...
06-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,087
Posted By bbbean

No. No one ever noticed that.

No. No one ever noticed that.
06-11-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,914
Posted By bbbean

Thanks. I appreciate the perspective.

Thanks. I appreciate the perspective.
06-11-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,294
Posted By bbbean

Initially, you can learn A LOT by testing...

Initially, you can learn A LOT by testing yourself before, during, and after exercise as well as meals. That was my primary way of figuring out which foods spiked my blood sugar and which ones just...
06-11-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,914
Posted By bbbean

I'll be there for the RRs. So how do the...

I'll be there for the RRs.

So how do the NSG Nats compare to USAC Master's races? In MO, there are only a few of us that race both, and we can count on podiums at the State Senior Games, but tend...
06-11-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,294
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, I lowered my A1c from 9.something to 4.9...

FWIW, I lowered my A1c from 9.something to 4.9 through diet and exercise, and have been there consistently since 2013. **What works for me** is a moderately low carb diet off the bike (25-30% carbs),...
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By bbbean

Your mother must be so proud.

Your mother must be so proud.
06-05-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,098
Posted By bbbean

A passing thought on the lightweight/ low...

A passing thought on the lightweight/ low security lock strategy:

A lock is only one part of your security strategy. Essentially, your lock relates to security in the same way to your helmet...
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