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04-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 730
Posted By caloso

I just bought a Canyon Exceed myself. a) it's a...

I just bought a Canyon Exceed myself. a) it's a hardtail, not full suspension; b) it's super-value, but still quite a bit more than $820.
04-12-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 730
Posted By caloso

You are kind for being so considerate of others'...

You are kind for being so considerate of others' feelings.
04-10-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,060
Posted By caloso

I think you might surprise yourself. You may...

I think you might surprise yourself. You may not get fitter and faster than when you were 25, but I think nearly everyone can get fitter and faster than they are today. The question is whether or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,473
Posted By caloso

You will be absolutely shocked what my mountain...

You will be absolutely shocked what my mountain bike is made of!
04-09-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By caloso

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two...

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two years ago when he decided he was done with soccer. I thought he might want to do HS mtb, but he decided he wanted to run track. He's doing the 200...
04-08-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By caloso

The XC races? Exposed to the wind, hard packed...

The XC races? Exposed to the wind, hard packed dirt, but with tons of babyheads. It's on a state off-road vehicle park so these are motorcycle trails, I guess. For sport it's 3 laps of a 2.78 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By caloso

I remembered that a couple of years ago I did an...

I remembered that a couple of years ago I did an experiment where I was riding into a steady headwind. I ran Strava on my phone so it just estimated power. Then I uploaded the same ride from my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,473
Posted By caloso

Personally, I'd feel safer on a new CF bike than...

Personally, I'd feel safer on a new CF bike than a 15 year old aluminum one.
04-07-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,317
Posted By caloso

I don’t think I have ever chosen what bike to...

I don’t think I have ever chosen what bike to ride based on the wind. If you can’t ride in the wind, you can’t ride in Sacramento.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By caloso

It's completely meaningless.

It's completely meaningless.
04-07-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By caloso

I can also recommend the Kinetic. Power readout...

I can also recommend the Kinetic. Power readout is very close to my Stages PM when the Kinetic is warmed up and calibrated. Easy and inexpensive way to get on Zwift, Trainerroad, Sufferfest, what...
04-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By caloso

My trainer is a dumb trainer. It's not...

My trainer is a dumb trainer. It's not controllable, it just transmits estimated power, so I never had that issue. But it does make a difference which order I start up each app, because Bluetooth...
04-06-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,322
Posted By caloso

Dutch bikes are awesome! Ilove my Dutch bike. ...

Dutch bikes are awesome! Ilove my Dutch bike.


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04-06-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By caloso

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Stages PM on the bike to TrainerRoad on iPad; Kinetic trainer to Zwift on...
04-06-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,477
Posted By caloso

Awesome. I'm hoping to do the RR on Saturday,...

Awesome. I'm hoping to do the RR on Saturday, first time in over a year, now that I have had the vaccine. I think my fitness is decent, but I'm a little unsure of my bike handling in a group, so I...
04-05-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,452
Posted By caloso

A few years ago, Cannondale had a Gulf Racing...

A few years ago, Cannondale had a Gulf Racing color scheme on their CAAD. I thought that was terrific and if I ever did a custom paint job that would be something I would consider.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,506
Posted By caloso

That "X doesn't matter if you're not racing,"...

That "X doesn't matter if you're not racing," where X is

clipless pedals
power meter
training plan
aero wheels
aero helmet
aero kit
Dura Ace
and my favorite: simply wanting to ride faster
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,506
Posted By caloso

True. The OEM Fulcrum wheels that came on my...

True. The OEM Fulcrum wheels that came on my Tarmac have been super reliable, and not much heavier than the Open Pros I had handbuilt years ago. But, like most racers, I use them as...
04-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16,204
Views: 963,542
Posted By caloso

Easy ride with the kid yesterday, commute today. ...

Easy ride with the kid yesterday, commute today. Tomorrow, I will get back into it.
04-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,863
Posted By caloso

Jersey pocket. I'll put it in a ziplock bag if...

Jersey pocket. I'll put it in a ziplock bag if it's going to rain hard.
04-04-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By caloso

Average speed of a Tour stage is mostly...

Average speed of a Tour stage is mostly determined by the terrain, the weather, the stage of the race, whether thereís a breakaway, whoís in the breakaway. . . . Riders care about how much time...
04-03-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,029
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
04-03-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16,204
Views: 963,542
Posted By caloso

Day off. I got my J&J shot yesterday. Feeling...

Day off. I got my J&J shot yesterday. Feeling mildly flu-ish today so I am on the couch watching soccer now and hoops later.
04-02-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,029
Posted By caloso

Itís been a long time for me, but Iíd probably...

Itís been a long time for me, but Iíd probably just get off and sit on a rock and contemplate the foliage.
04-02-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By caloso

FWIW, the fastest riders I know don't pay any...

FWIW, the fastest riders I know don't pay any attention to their average speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By caloso

I haven't notice it being slick. It just makes...

I haven't notice it being slick. It just makes riding terrible with a head full of crud.
04-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By caloso

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't...

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't be surprised or hurt if the answer is no.
04-01-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,578
Posted By caloso

That bike is not going to hold you back. Not in...

That bike is not going to hold you back. Not in the least. I had a '00 5200 and rode it from Cat 5 to Cat 3. (And I'm still a Cat 3!)
04-01-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By caloso

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03-30-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By caloso

You’re doing great. Keep going.

You’re doing great. Keep going.
03-30-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By caloso

Umm, I still like my 46-36....

Umm, I still like my 46-36....
03-30-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By caloso

Isn't that just Charles' Law?

Isn't that just Charles' Law?
03-30-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,400
Posted By caloso

My CX rules on gravel. I just got some nice...

My CX rules on gravel. I just got some nice Panaracer Gravel King SK tires (I think they're 38mm) and they roll like a champ. And my trusty old cantilevers stop me just fine. I can't imagine I...
03-30-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,152
Posted By caloso

I got an appointment for the J&J shot on Friday. ...

I got an appointment for the J&J shot on Friday. Woohoo!
03-29-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By caloso

Only if you eat less than you burn.

Only if you eat less than you burn.
03-27-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16,204
Views: 963,542
Posted By caloso

3 sets of 1’ on/offs, 8 repeats per set. I really...

3 sets of 1’ on/offs, 8 repeats per set. I really struggle with these on the trainer but on the road like today, I feel like I can do them all day. 148tss, and 20 minutes at anaerobic.
03-26-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,859
Posted By caloso

1) Some of us on this forum actually race. 2)...

1) Some of us on this forum actually race.
2) Itís not meaningless if youíre trying to make a light, or beat the rain, or get home before dark.
3) Fast is fun.
03-26-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16,204
Views: 963,542
Posted By caloso

Another great ski day for us on Wednesday. Was...

Another great ski day for us on Wednesday. Was even able to coax my wife down some black diamonds. She's a good skier but normally likes to cruise, so this was a fun challenge.
03-25-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By caloso

It reduces the amount of time a cyclist is...

It reduces the amount of time a cyclist is stopped or trying to get back underway at an intersection, where they're most vulnerable to being rear-ended or right hooked by an inattentive driver. It's...
03-25-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By caloso

I can’t imagine anything less comfortable than...

I can’t imagine anything less comfortable than jeans, cover or not. Consider wearing something else that doesn’t have a huge knot of seams against your bits.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By caloso

Pretty soon someone will come on and post how you...

Pretty soon someone will come on and post how you shouldnít care how fast you go, that you should just enjoy the ride. To which I say, faster is funner.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By caloso

This is going to sound snarky, but it's not. The...

This is going to sound snarky, but it's not. The way to ride faster is to ride faster.

The time honored way is through intervals. There are a zillion different variations based on time and...
03-23-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,755
Posted By caloso

In my experience, having a solid connection to...

In my experience, having a solid connection to the bike is even more important on dirt than asphalt. On dirt or gravel, I'm much more likely to be bouncing over rough terrain, need to bunnyhop an...
03-23-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By caloso

In the Bay Area, there is a series of "early...

In the Bay Area, there is a series of "early bird" criteriums specifically for newbies, with drills and mentors. They were cancelled this year because of, you know, but that's a great option for Cat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By caloso

I'm a belt-and-suspenders type, so I carry a...

I'm a belt-and-suspenders type, so I carry a Lezyne minipump under the bottle cage and a saddle bag with CO2, spare tube, and patch kit. First flat gets a new tube and CO2, and I can be back on the...
03-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,755
Posted By caloso

Hitting a bump hard enough that your foot flies...

Hitting a bump hard enough that your foot flies off the pedal is an argument for, not against, foot retention.
03-20-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16,204
Views: 963,542
Posted By caloso

MTB race today. 4th in the Sport 50-somethings....

MTB race today. 4th in the Sport 50-somethings. Really pleased that I did not crash into a tree or end up in the creek. And that my laps got faster. I was dying in the 2nd lap so I made myself focus...
03-19-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By caloso

Same. When I was a 5 we did a clinic where we did...

Same. When I was a 5 we did a clinic where we did stuff like that, leaned on each other, rubbed wheels, etc.
03-19-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By caloso

Same pedals for me, but I use a pair of...

Same pedals for me, but I use a pair of semi-retired road shoes. They basically live by the trainer bike as I just walk out to the garage in slides usually.
03-19-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,182
Posted By caloso

I'm not concerned. I've never ridden any where...

I'm not concerned. I've never ridden any where near Shawn Bradley's house.
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