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09-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By caloso

For a cut like that I would just use a standard...

For a cut like that I would just use a standard Rema patch on the inside of the tire and maybe fill the outside cut with some Shoe Goo.
09-17-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

I've been doing the 16/8 (8pm to noon)...

I've been doing the 16/8 (8pm to noon) intermittent fasting for about two weeks now and I've lost 5 pounds. I thought I would be miserable in the mornings, but it hasn't been too bad. The main...
09-17-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By caloso

It really was. That was the least technical...

It really was. That was the least technical course of the whole season. Other weeks there were rock gardens that I just had to shoulder and run through, or rocky descents where FS bikes just bombed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 407
Posted By caloso

Hoo boy, that is some old school classic gearing....

Hoo boy, that is some old school classic gearing. That cassette is known as a corncob. Great for racing Paris-Roubaix in 1975. Maybe not optimal for hills in 2020.

So, yes, the 42 small ring up...
09-16-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By caloso

Funny, from my perspective it seems that MTBs are...

Funny, from my perspective it seems that MTBs are expensive if you go from comparable levels. Probably because they're more mechanically complicated.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 407
Posted By caloso

If you've got indexed shifters, you can't just...

If you've got indexed shifters, you can't just throw a 10-speed cassette on the hub. You've only got 8 clicks and the chain wouldn't find the cogs properly. (On the other hand, if you have friction...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,546
Posted By caloso

Only if you had a chart with every other rider's...

Only if you had a chart with every other rider's resting, LTHR, and HRmax. Seriously, you're better off watching their shoulders and hips.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,546
Posted By caloso

You could but you'd have to be right next to...

You could but you'd have to be right next to them. I've had a situation where the battery in my Quarq died on a group ride and my Garmin kept trying to pair with other riders' PMs. But as soon as...
09-16-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By caloso

I had some spd adapters but they were terrible. ...

I had some spd adapters but they were terrible. They were impossible to clip in to the pedal at first, then as I used them and the plastic wore down, they were impossible to keep attached. Tossed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,546
Posted By caloso

The guy who wins a flat stage is often the one...

The guy who wins a flat stage is often the one who sustains the least avg wattage, not the most.
09-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By caloso

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer,...

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer, you can get one of these for $20. https://www.kurtkinetic.com/inride-products/kinetic-inride-sensor-only
09-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 719
Posted By caloso

I find it useful. My CX bike, my TT bike, and my...

I find it useful. My CX bike, my TT bike, and my son's CX bike are all 10-speed Shimano rim brakes. It's nice to be able to swap wheelsets among the three. Actually, with the TT bike I can also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,546
Posted By caloso

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/data-rev...

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/data-reveals-the-most-powerful-sprints-of-2018-and-the-numbers-are-pretty-mind-blowing-359140
09-15-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 356
Posted By caloso

Sounds like a great plan. I second the Zwift...

Sounds like a great plan. I second the Zwift recommendation. It's made the trainer bearable for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,546
Posted By caloso

It's basically the same reason that Usain Bolt...

It's basically the same reason that Usain Bolt would never win a marathon.
09-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

I was halfway through a ramp test yesterday when...

I was halfway through a ramp test yesterday when the power and cadence reading froze. I've had it happen before in a workout and it usually fixes itself after backpedaling a couple of times, but this...
09-14-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

After I wrote that I did a 90 min workout that...

After I wrote that I did a 90 min workout that wasn’t too bad. Lots of changing cadence and power so it was a challenge to find the right gear on my dumb trainer. That made the time go by much...
09-13-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 298,266
Posted By caloso

God, that's horrible. Just horrible.

God, that's horrible. Just horrible.
09-11-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,967
Posted By caloso

I hate the trainer too, but Zwift has made it...

I hate the trainer too, but Zwift has made it bearable for me, particularly if I'm doing a focused interval workout.
09-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

I don't know how people spend hours and hours on...

I don't know how people spend hours and hours on the trainer. Zwift has made things bearable, but an hour is about my limit.
09-09-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

There are evacuations in my parents' county now. ...

There are evacuations in my parents' county now. Luckily for them it's 25 miles upwind, so it's incredibly unlikely to reach them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,964
Posted By caloso

Well, actually..... My race team did a...

Well, actually.....

My race team did a Continental group buy last season and we bought tons of Gatorskins because a lot of us love them for training and commuting. They're heavy and not very...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,407
Posted By caloso

I rode 4 miles to work this morning in 20...

I rode 4 miles to work this morning in 20 minutes, which works out to 12mph exactly. I wasn't exactly in a rush.
09-05-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 932
Posted By caloso

10,000 in one ride: Haleakala surf to summit

10,000 in one ride: Haleakala surf to summit
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,513
Posted By caloso

Well, now at least I have a new excuse for when I...

Well, now at least I have a new excuse for when I get pipped at the line: my power meter was reading 5% off and I wasn't able to optimize my training!
09-03-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

I originally used AppleTV but I hated the remote...

I originally used AppleTV but I hated the remote and couldn't use the workouts I created in Training Peaks. I discovered it works better to use an iPad with an adapter cable to HDMI to the TV.
09-03-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

A few days in Yosemite with the family. I...

A few days in Yosemite with the family. I thought we might be out of the smoke, but the wind just pushed it into the valley and held it there. We did a few mellow bike rides and walks but the big...
08-28-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By caloso

If you're riding on clean, dry pavement, I...

If you're riding on clean, dry pavement, I wouldn't give it a second thought. If it's muddy or sandy, you might have an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By caloso

Early versions of carbon clinchers had those...

Early versions of carbon clinchers had those issues, and mostly for riders who were doing a lot of mountain riding with long descents. I know of an incident on Levi's Grand Fondo a few years ago. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,804
Posted By caloso

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned: I...

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned:

I have a SRAM/Quarq crankset on an otherwise all-Ultegra bike. I have a Stages crankarm on an otherwise all-DA bike. I've got a CX bike with...
08-28-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By caloso

Both will fit and it really doesn't matter. Both...

Both will fit and it really doesn't matter. Both expand to fill the volume of the tire. In my experience, it's better to go on the small side because it's easier to fit the uninflated tube in the...
08-28-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By caloso

I'm sorry, but this doesn't make any sense. The...

I'm sorry, but this doesn't make any sense. The only thing that matters for training is Time x Effort. Think of it this way: If you rode up a hill, you'd go less far in the same time than on flat...
08-27-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

Speaking of TT’s, our local MTB and CX promoter...

Speaking of TT’s, our local MTB and CX promoter has put together a dirt TT series. First one tonight. I beat my kid and managed to finish mid table in my category, which was a double win. I still...
08-26-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,328
Posted By caloso

I’m not sure what the question is. Are you asking...

I’m not sure what the question is. Are you asking how much power it takes to do 20mph on a standard road bike? I’m assuming no wind and flat ground, right?

Looking at some Strava segments where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By caloso

Also the only thing that's weird about this...

Also the only thing that's weird about this exchange are the references to flirting, dominance, missed connection, and grindr.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By caloso

Riders who are that fit don't get that way by...

Riders who are that fit don't get that way by just riding along and then randomly choosing someone to sprint past. He was likely doing an interval set: he sat up when the interval ended and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,022
Posted By caloso

Yesterday morning I was just about to launch into...

Yesterday morning I was just about to launch into an 8-minute interval when I got passed by a guy going pretty well. I figured that I might catch up to him on the interval but wouldn't be going hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,820
Posted By caloso

What has worked for me to train for Mt. Diablo...

What has worked for me to train for Mt. Diablo and Haleakala: longer FTP-building intervals, big ring, into the wind, sitting up with my hands on the tops or hoods exactly as if I was climbing a long...
08-24-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,644
Posted By caloso

Exactly. It's a mystery to me why this has been...

Exactly. It's a mystery to me why this has been so difficult for people to grasp. It's almost like they are intentionally refusing to grasp it.
08-21-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,663
Posted By caloso

It depends. If it’s in town probably not. If...

It depends. If it’s in town probably not. If it’s out in the boonies, then for sure.
08-21-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

Triggered? Shoot, most of my training this year...

Triggered? Shoot, most of my training this year has consisted of Strava shenanigans. Good job!
08-20-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By caloso

Doesn't the sealant pool in your tires when they...

Doesn't the sealant pool in your tires when they sit in the garage? If you're concerned about it, you could pick up the front by the bars and spin the front wheel by hand a couple of turns to spread...
08-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,709
Posted By caloso

Ejection seat.

Ejection seat.
08-19-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 877,313
Posted By caloso

2x20s before work. There was ash all over the...

2x20s before work. There was ash all over the patio furniture from the Solano fire, but the AQI readings weren't terrible. I'm guessing those big flakes don't really register. Anyway, hit my...
08-18-20, 04:01 PM
08-18-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,336
Posted By caloso

Always.

Always.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,305
Posted By caloso

Set your seat height for riding, NOT for sitting...

Set your seat height for riding, NOT for sitting on it stopped. Where do people get this idea?
08-15-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,709
Posted By caloso

I’ll just note that the last few stages of the...

I’ll just note that the last few stages of the Dauphine have been won on rim brakes. Long live the rim brake!

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,696
Posted By caloso

Generally only on a hill climb. I generally have...

Generally only on a hill climb. I generally have stuff in my pockets that I don't want swinging around.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 838
Posted By caloso

That makes sense to me.

That makes sense to me.
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