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Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 398
Posted By caloso

Around here, I don't think anyone would have an...

Around here, I don't think anyone would have an issue with it if you were on the front or off the back. Anywhere in the group, and you should be able to cover your brakes.
11-30-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By caloso

A lot of folks go on long steady rides without...

A lot of folks go on long steady rides without eating for fat adaption. I've never done more than 2 hours, but I don't see 3 hours being out of the question if you ate well the day before and didn't...
11-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,152
Posted By caloso

Exactly. As much as Zwift tries to simulate IRL...

Exactly. As much as Zwift tries to simulate IRL cycling, it's still a simulation. That said, you can get a real training benefit from following the workouts on Zwift, or any other indoor app. I'd...
11-30-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By caloso

From the photo, that chain looks like it weighs a...

From the photo, that chain looks like it weighs a ton and has minimal lateral flexibility. Track sprinters and BMXers, possibly.
Forum: Introductions
11-29-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By caloso

Welcome from a fellow Sacramentan!

Welcome from a fellow Sacramentan!
11-29-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,054
Posted By caloso

A block.

A block.
11-29-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,606
Views: 906,162
Posted By caloso

Iím basing my training on the assumption that...

Iím basing my training on the assumption that weíll have races in March, just like you. We have a great Saturday crit, Sunday RR weekend mid-march every year and I am shooting for that. Gotta shoot...
11-29-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15,606
Views: 906,162
Posted By caloso

My wife thinks that weighing yourself too often...

My wife thinks that weighing yourself too often will cause an eating disorder.
11-28-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By caloso

You might consider getting a power meter. One of...

You might consider getting a power meter. One of the under appreciated benefits of a PM is keeping you honest on easy days.
11-28-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15,606
Views: 906,162
Posted By caloso

FTP test today. Did the 5’ and 20’ just like the...

FTP test today. Did the 5’ and 20’ just like the book says. FTP increased 23 watts since September and best 5 minute power in 4 years. Pretty pleased.
11-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By caloso

I’m not sure if it’s the group leader or the...

I’m not sure if it’s the group leader or the average of all riders. The nice thing is that if you have the “keep everyone together” function engaged, then people can hammer without breaking up the...
11-28-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By caloso

We’ve been doing a weekly team ride every Friday...

We’ve been doing a weekly team ride every Friday night. It’s an hour ride and we have a Discord where people shoot the shiz just like we’d do on a ride IRL. It’s been a great way to do team stuff...
11-26-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 740
Posted By caloso

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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It’s doable. It’s not optimal, but it’s a fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By caloso

Great deal on some very nice tires: ...

Great deal on some very nice tires:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K91B78V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
11-26-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15,606
Views: 906,162
Posted By caloso

Ran 5K with my kid this morning. It didn’t suck.

Ran 5K with my kid this morning. It didn’t suck.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By caloso

We have a stamped and colored concrete patio. ...

We have a stamped and colored concrete patio. I’ve been washing my bikes there for years and never managed to stain it.
11-26-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By caloso

Gorilla Tape.

Gorilla Tape.
11-25-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By caloso

Agreed.

Agreed.
11-25-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By caloso

GCN has quite a few training videos that work...

GCN has quite a few training videos that work just fine with HR and RPE. Did many a winter with those and a dumb Nashbar trainer.
11-25-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By caloso

I'd be surprised if it wasn't Stan's.

I'd be surprised if it wasn't Stan's.
11-25-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

I'm cheap. Instead of buying a bike bra, I just...

I'm cheap. Instead of buying a bike bra, I just use a crappy old towel. Wrap one end snugly to the top tube and secure it with some tape. Drape the loose end over the headset and bars. I also...
11-24-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By caloso

Get some reflective tape.

Get some reflective tape.
11-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By caloso

Yeah, it's a bit high, but I would think you'd...

Yeah, it's a bit high, but I would think you'd have a little more adjustment down in the braze-on slot. Are you sure you have it all the way to the bottom of the slot?
11-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By caloso

I just use basic running tights like you'd find...

I just use basic running tights like you'd find at Big 5/Dick's/Sports Authority. I wear them over bibs when it gets into the 30s.
11-23-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 564
Posted By caloso

Itís a good question. It might be depending on...

Itís a good question. It might be depending on your shoes.
11-23-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By caloso

I have a KK with the InRide and can vouch for it....

I have a KK with the InRide and can vouch for it. It's a really well made trainer and the InRide sensor is very close to my Quarq PM. It allows you to get on Zwift or any of the other training...
11-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 564
Posted By caloso

I have a set of spd/platform pedals I keep on my...

I have a set of spd/platform pedals I keep on my CX bike during the offseason when I use it as a commuter/gravel bike. I notice that it feels "short" when I'm riding on the platforms with normal...
11-20-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By caloso

That's awesome.

That's awesome.
11-20-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By caloso

Tell us about the rocker plate.

Tell us about the rocker plate.
11-20-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 928
Posted By caloso

I'm also on the 16/8 plan. For me, it started...

I'm also on the 16/8 plan. For me, it started slowly and then weight started dropping off very quickly. I am back down to my pre-pandemic weight and on my way to race weight. The main thing for me...
11-19-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

No, not exactly. A fluid trainer increases...

No, not exactly. A fluid trainer increases resistance the faster the drum turns. It gives a pretty good approximation of riding on flat ground outside. For Zwift, you can increase resistance at a...
11-19-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,106
Posted By caloso

If I had a nickel for every time I read on BF...

If I had a nickel for every time I read on BF "________ isn't worth it if you aren't racing". . . . I could afford a new power meter.
11-19-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15,606
Views: 906,162
Posted By caloso

Personally I would probably aim for 90% on those.

Personally I would probably aim for 90% on those.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By caloso

Interesting. How much training do you do with...

Interesting. How much training do you do with the group (remotely) as opposed to riding outside by yourself? I've been doing a canned Zwift program where I'll try to do as many outside as the...
11-19-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

Thanks. That was a good explanation. This...

Thanks. That was a good explanation. This explains why my workouts keep encouraging me to spin up before the short hard intervals. I guess it's easy to bog down in erg mode.
11-19-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,106
Posted By caloso

Shoes typically come in 3-bolt (mostly road) or...

Shoes typically come in 3-bolt (mostly road) or 2-bolt (mostly mtb/gravel). (I think some might do both, I have a vague recollection of some Sidis I used to own that could do both). If you go with...
11-19-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

I have a cinder block for when I do Alpe du Zwift.

I have a cinder block for when I do Alpe du Zwift.
11-19-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By caloso

You may not need one. See:...

You may not need one. See: https://support.kurtkinetic.com/hc/en-us/articles/203332920-My-bike-doesn-t-have-quick-release-wheels-will-it-work-with-your-trainer-
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By caloso

In NorCal, $100/mo would get you a very...

In NorCal, $100/mo would get you a very bare-bones coaching package, not much more feedback than you'd get from a canned program on TP or Zwift.
11-19-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,106
Posted By caloso

Personally, I would spend it on whatever makes...

Personally, I would spend it on whatever makes you more comfortable on the bike. Might be upgraded contact points or a nice winter jersey and gloves (assuming you're in the northern hemisphere).
11-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

That I can see.

That I can see.
11-18-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By caloso

The graphics of the Apple TV app are great, but...

The graphics of the Apple TV app are great, but there are a couple of reasons I stopped using it in favor of the iPad: 1) not a fan of the AppleTV remote, especially for sweaty hands. You could use...
11-18-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By caloso

Some of these set ups are quite posh. Mine's in...

Some of these set ups are quite posh. Mine's in the garage. I'll try to snap some pix.

Edit:...
11-18-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

I had the same question.

I had the same question.
11-18-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By caloso

Go Bears!

Go Bears!
11-18-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

I did my first winter on Zwift with a 20-year old...

I did my first winter on Zwift with a 20-year old Nashbar fluid trainer and my road bike with a Quarq PM. You don't need a speed sensor because all Zwift needs to simulate your speed in the game is...
11-17-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15,606
Views: 906,162
Posted By caloso

I just had a thing removed myself. Luckily for...

I just had a thing removed myself. Luckily for me it was on my hip so one is going to see it.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,754
Posted By caloso

Shoot, I bet you could teach the CS classes with...

Shoot, I bet you could teach the CS classes with your experience.
11-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15,606
Views: 906,162
Posted By caloso

Well, Training Peaks told me I had a 20 watt bump...

Well, Training Peaks told me I had a 20 watt bump in my FTP, which sounded too good to be true. And it was. Power meter spike during a Zwift ride that must have happened while I was switching...
11-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 920
Posted By caloso

Depends on the gusts, really. 25mph steady is...

Depends on the gusts, really. 25mph steady is better than 20 with gusts to 30.
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