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02-25-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By caloso

I did once. It was a fun project, but in the end,...

I did once. It was a fun project, but in the end, it's better to just get a frame with proper track ends.
02-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,659
Views: 343,101
Posted By caloso

I've had a couple days when I had to put a 24 on...

I've had a couple days when I had to put a 24 on my timesheet. The worst part for me was being wrecked for the rest of the week.
02-25-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

VO2max day: 8 x 2:30 @ 120% Had planned to do...

VO2max day: 8 x 2:30 @ 120%
Had planned to do 9, but had to cut it short for time, but just as well because I really doubt I could have finished the 9th one. Hoo boy, that was a killer.
02-24-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 237
Posted By caloso

Apply your brakes?

Apply your brakes?
02-24-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By caloso

That cassette looks practically brand new. ...

That cassette looks practically brand new. Unless you get skipping with your new chain, I wouldn't change it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By caloso

Maybe upgrade the tires to something nice and...

Maybe upgrade the tires to something nice and supple. I like Vittoria Corsas, which come in 30mm width. That would be like rolling on a cloud.

Otherwise, no. Just ride your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By caloso

I've never hit max power in my biggest gear. In...

I've never hit max power in my biggest gear. In fact, I lost a race trying to sprint out of the final corner in my 53x11 and just got completely bogged down. Learned a lesson that day.

And I've...
02-23-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,339
Posted By caloso

My MIL used to live in Irvine so I used to ride...

My MIL used to live in Irvine so I used to ride around there a bit when we were visiting. I would take Jamboree out to the water rather than the Back Bay trail since even then it was full of...
02-23-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,411
Posted By caloso

Me neither.

Me neither.
02-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,411
Posted By caloso

I'd need more specifics. Are we talking about...

I'd need more specifics. Are we talking about cash up front?
02-23-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By caloso

I ride single track in Tahoe on my cantilever...

I ride single track in Tahoe on my cantilever cross bike. Tektro CR720 with Koolstop pads.
02-22-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,746
Posted By caloso

I never ride in the door zone, no matter where...

I never ride in the door zone, no matter where they paint the bike lane line.
02-22-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By caloso

Mostly because I don't like foreign objects in...

Mostly because I don't like foreign objects in tires. If it's the thing that's keeping the hole plugged, and it comes out during a ride, you might end up with a larger hole that sealant won't plug. ...
02-22-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By caloso

Put me in the "take it out" camp. Likely you'll...

Put me in the "take it out" camp. Likely you'll get a bit more bubbling, but pump up the tire, spin it to spread the sealant, and then leave it overnight with the hole at 6 o'clock. I'll bet it...
02-22-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,388
Posted By caloso

We have quite a few levee roads where if you ride...

We have quite a few levee roads where if you ride in the truck tire ruts it's as smooth as asphalt, but the edges can get pretty loose. And then there are the washboards... It's just a great way to...
02-22-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

We watched the first few episodes with English...

We watched the first few episodes with English dubbing, then switched to Spanish audio with English subtitles. My wife and I can "get around" in Spanish, but neither one of us is fluent. I guess...
02-22-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

Have you seen La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)?

Have you seen La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)?
02-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

Not legs, but I have had intermittent lower back...

Not legs, but I have had intermittent lower back pain and stiffness. It will be fine for a few days and for some reason some days I can barely straighten up. It's actually not bad on the bike once...
02-22-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

Ski day with my son. We were on the chair before...

Ski day with my son. We were on the chair before 9 and they were picking up the line ropes on our last chair up. Gonna sleep well tonight.
02-19-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By caloso

They literally said that this wasn't to be taken...

They literally said that this wasn't to be taken as a this vs. that:
02-19-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,708
Posted By caloso

Beast Coast Watts

Beast Coast Watts
02-19-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,561
Posted By caloso

I happen to have an old 19/32 wrench from my...

I happen to have an old 19/32 wrench from my wife's grandpa's toolbox that's a perfect pedal wrench. Like it was made for the job.
02-19-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,007
Posted By caloso

Keep reminding yourself "don't coast don't coast...

Keep reminding yourself "don't coast don't coast don't coast." The good thing is that if you forget your bike will remind you firmly and instantaneously.

Have fun!
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By caloso

FWIW: I had a '00 5200 with a 52-42-30 triple...

FWIW: I had a '00 5200 with a 52-42-30 triple crank. Made no sense to have a triple in pancake flat Sacramento, so I changed it to a DA 7800, which was the first Hollowtech II crank/BB. Lighter,...
02-19-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,875
Posted By caloso

My wife is a home organizer. She's seen that...

My wife is a home organizer. She's seen that trend happening for years now, but with things like adult children having to deal with multiple sets of "good china" or "good furniture" that Mom held on...
02-19-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

I have done a few. I rode around for an hour...

I have done a few. I rode around for an hour last week with the Zwift pace rider and that was actually pretty engaging. And my team has a regular Monday night recovery group ride. It's mostly...
02-19-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

Completed my longest ever trainer ride this...

Completed my longest ever trainer ride this morning: 90 minutes of Z2. The set-up I've finally settled on is to have TrainerRoad on the iPad, in front of a TV where I'm running Zwift through...
02-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,561
Posted By caloso

For cycling distance, big distances are in miles,...

For cycling distance, big distances are in miles, smaller ones in meters. I lived in a metric country for awhile, so I'm fairly comfortable with it, but for daily life it's pretty much imperial.
02-18-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By caloso

"Should we tell Bob about studded Nokians?" ...

"Should we tell Bob about studded Nokians?"
"Nah."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By caloso

If all you need is more (and reliably consistent)...

If all you need is more (and reliably consistent) resistance, then it's overkill to look at a direct-drive smart trainer like the Elite Suito. Just get the cheapest fluid turbo you can find. I see...
02-18-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

When I first started going on the local race...

When I first started going on the local race ride, my much fitter and more experienced friend said to watch out for the guys whose bikes were filthy but their drivetrains were clean.
02-18-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for you.

Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for you.
02-17-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,875
Posted By caloso

I’m in the older half of GenX (‘67), and yeah, I...

I’m in the older half of GenX (‘67), and yeah, I totally agree about the benign neglect.
02-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By caloso

I'm pretty sure you can already use the Peloton...

I'm pretty sure you can already use the Peloton app with a smart or dumb trainer.
02-17-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By caloso

I know a few folks with Pelotons and they are not...

I know a few folks with Pelotons and they are not cyclists; they're people who enjoy spin classes. Spin classes are not the same as cycling. Spin classes happen to use equipment that approximates a...
02-17-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By caloso

Agreed. That's pretty much all you'll need to do.

Agreed. That's pretty much all you'll need to do.
02-17-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By caloso

https://twitter.com/clueheywood/status/10896997623...

https://twitter.com/clueheywood/status/1089699762331217920?lang=en
02-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

Good question, I donít know. The water isnít in...

Good question, I donít know. The water isnít in the air, I donít think. It seeps in through the concrete. And it isnít that chronic of a problem. I can usually tell after a couple of days of rain,...
02-16-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By caloso

Back in the days when we were able to use our...

Back in the days when we were able to use our building's gym to change, I would typically take the stairs 10 floors so as not to subject my coworkers to my MAMIL-ness.
02-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By caloso

I laughed. It's probably the only approach that...

I laughed. It's probably the only approach that would work on actual cyclists, as opposed to spin class devotees.
02-16-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,872
Posted By caloso

Cal ISO has a pretty informative dashboard on...

Cal ISO has a pretty informative dashboard on their website that shows up to the minute data. Here's the current snapshot:...
02-16-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,448
Posted By caloso

I've just scraped off the excess boogers with my...

I've just scraped off the excess boogers with my thumbnail. But I'm not sure that's even necessary. Don't you want the old sealant to stay on the inner surface of the tire?
02-16-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16,042
Views: 947,119
Posted By caloso

We have an unfinished basement that tends to seep...

We have an unfinished basement that tends to seep in the rainy season. Not enough to install a sump pump, but about once a winter I would have to shop vac about an inch of water in one corner. Then...
02-16-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By caloso

Yes, 38 is the smallest that will fit on a 130mm....

Yes, 38 is the smallest that will fit on a 130mm. I got this crankset for my CX: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/shimano-cx50-cyclocross-crankset. It's a hollowtech II, just like the DA one...
02-16-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,299
Posted By caloso

1) If you're changing the cassette, there's no...

1) If you're changing the cassette, there's no drawback to putting on a fresh chain. In fact, if your current chain is worn, you'll have poor performance with the new cassette and will likely wear...
02-16-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 793
Posted By caloso

A lot of CX bikes have been built up with older...

A lot of CX bikes have been built up with older but still useable road components, which looks to be the case here.
02-15-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,082
Posted By caloso

Find a tree.

Find a tree.
02-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 799
Posted By caloso

I guess I was thinking more about the mechanical...

I guess I was thinking more about the mechanical aspects of already having a machine that holds a bike without needing to modify it, that readily transmits the wheel rotation to a flywheel.
02-15-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 799
Posted By caloso

Wouldn’t it be simpler to start with an old...

Wouldn’t it be simpler to start with an old magnetic trainer?
02-15-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,105
Posted By caloso

I’ve never understood why people get so worked up...

I’ve never understood why people get so worked up about whether riders go solo or in a group. Obviously you’re going to go faster and farther in a group. That’s the point.
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