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Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,583
Posted By bbbean

If you can go to the store, you can go vote....

If you can go to the store, you can go vote. There's been a lot of ginned up hype this year, but nothing has really changed beyond the need to be more careful about hygiene. Allow a little extra time...
10-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,603
Posted By bbbean

Yeah, thanks so much for determining what I will...

Yeah, thanks so much for determining what I will get to listen to on my ride. I'm sure your taste in music is much better than mine. I love the thump thump cars, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,849
Posted By bbbean

Thanks for your in depth analysis, extensive...

Thanks for your in depth analysis, extensive data, and replicated study. If we didn't have this post, we'd just have to take the word of a bunch of engineers, coaches, and professionals who claim to...
09-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By bbbean

Motivation + good coaching = results.

Motivation + good coaching = results.
09-25-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By bbbean

They aren't mutually exclusive!

They aren't mutually exclusive!
09-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By bbbean

Think in the long term. Real progress takes...

Think in the long term. Real progress takes months and years, not weeks. It's easy to look back on 12-24 months, see progress, and figure what that averaged per month, but it is rare to see a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,570
Posted By bbbean

You sure do know a lot about what "most" people...

You sure do know a lot about what "most" people are interested in or can afford.

And again, the point of knowing that Alaphillippe and Martin chose to use a specific tire for a specific stage...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,570
Posted By bbbean

I loooved my Turbo cottons and ran them for two...

I loooved my Turbo cottons and ran them for two seasons. Supple, fast, light, great road feel - everything I wanted in a road tire. But I also ride the rollers on stormy days, and a few hundred miles...
08-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By bbbean

The chamois is a BIG and important difference. ...

The chamois is a BIG and important difference.

Beyond that, good brands will take into account the different waist/hip/thigh proportions of men and women in their sizing. I bought a pair of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,525
Posted By bbbean

Whoah! Twice in 4 years you forgot something that...

Whoah! Twice in 4 years you forgot something that caused a minor inconvenience? Those bastards! To hell with them all!
08-13-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 911
Posted By bbbean

Yes. Regular patch kits work just fine with latex.

Yes. Regular patch kits work just fine with latex.
08-13-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,495
Posted By bbbean

Try 3 second power. Doesn't fluctuate as much as...

Try 3 second power. Doesn't fluctuate as much as instant power, but is still close enough to let you dial in a given level.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,522
Posted By bbbean

It's a loose ride. You're riding for fun. If you...

It's a loose ride. You're riding for fun. If you don't feel like hammering, don't hammer. If you don't feel like dawdling, don't dawdle. If you need tighter parameters than that, form a more...
08-11-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,495
Posted By bbbean

If that's the case, your FTP is your FTP, within...

If that's the case, your FTP is your FTP, within the margin of error for your trainer (likely within 2% or less). This is especially true if you're using TR to train, and will be using your trainer...
08-11-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,371
Posted By bbbean

My impression is that plugs are primarily for...

My impression is that plugs are primarily for MTB/gravel use. I tried one on my Specialized 2Bliss Turbo, and it seriously deformed the shape of tire and would have created an annoying bump had it...
06-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,153
Posted By bbbean

You know there's no correlation between your...

You know there's no correlation between your ability to pronounce a chemical's name and it's safety, right? FWIW, "natural" products are full of unpronounceable chemicals also. The world is made of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,172
Posted By bbbean

A man has to know his limits.

A man has to know his limits.
06-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,304
Posted By bbbean

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like....

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like. Personally, I race against 50, 60, and 70 yr olds in the best shape of their life, and nearly all of us have a story to tell about overcoming some sort...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,234
Posted By bbbean

I use or have used all of the other apps listed,...

I use or have used all of the other apps listed, and there's a bit of an apples to bananas comparison there. Strava provides logging, analysis, and a robust social environment. The other apps provide...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,018
Posted By bbbean

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no...

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no problem with people who say it isn't worth $X/month. We all make similar calculations about everything we buy (or don't). I have a problem with the folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,018
Posted By bbbean

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so...

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so many people using it, and why are people upset that they want to charge for certain features?

There's a restaurant in my town that serves crappy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,018
Posted By bbbean

I have paid since I started using it. I want the...

I have paid since I started using it. I want the service to exist and want to do my part to support it. Who wants to be a freeloader?
04-26-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,041
Posted By bbbean

Simple answer - it's not a money making...

Simple answer - it's not a money making proposition for the owner.

More complicated answer - some LBSs do, but making it work is dependent on a wide variety of factors including local market,...
04-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,808
Posted By bbbean

As a D collegiate racer, your primary focus...

As a D collegiate racer, your primary focus should be on developing technique, strategy, and instincts. You already have a nice bike. A nicer bike would help, but a season of racing under your belt...
04-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 42,163
Posted By bbbean

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost...

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost their jobs and are literally trapped inside, but for huge swaths of the country, we're still working (albeit with huge constraints), and that daily...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,170
Posted By bbbean

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road...

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road season ended last fall) into my first experiment with road tubeless. My Q&D observations:
1) They aren't a panacea. Many things that give you flats...
Forum: Foo
04-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By bbbean

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on...

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on multiple continents didn't do something the way a random shopper thinks would have made sense. Just bizarre.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By bbbean

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.
04-08-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
04-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
03-31-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By bbbean

People aren't taking it seriously and are...

People aren't taking it seriously and are crowding parks and trails to the point that they aren't safe. This isn't Gov't vs people, it's a species wide effort to survive a virus.Brain science it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By bbbean

As a general rule, you want to avoid putting your...

As a general rule, you want to avoid putting your hands out. That's a good way to beat up your hands and transmit energy straight to your collar bone.

If you can, much better to pull your body...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,840
Posted By bbbean

Check your assumptions. How do you know what the...

Check your assumptions. How do you know what the OP has or hasn't done? For all we know, the OP is getting ready to attempt the hour record and has done all those things. All we know for sure is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,909
Posted By bbbean

Mo data mo betta.

Mo data mo betta.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,840
Posted By bbbean

Nothing at all bizarre about being curious and...

Nothing at all bizarre about being curious and trying to learn. Curiosity is a good thing, as is striving for improved performance.
02-13-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,305
Posted By bbbean

Worth every bit of effort and self control....

Worth every bit of effort and self control. Healthy tastes better than another slice of pizza.
02-12-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,294
Posted By bbbean

I have that same bike - bought it new from a...

I have that same bike - bought it new from a Univega distributor in 1983 or 1984.I still use it for a town/errand bike and occasionally to play in the mud or snow. Built like a tank (and rides a...
Forum: Foo
02-05-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 963
Posted By bbbean

37 days of any diet isn't long enough to really...

37 days of any diet isn't long enough to really say what the long term implications are. It takes months and years to make long term changes to your body makeup and function, not days and weeks.
...
02-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,750
Posted By bbbean

I love these threads. It gives everyone that ever...

I love these threads. It gives everyone that ever got bad service from a bike shop anywhere or saved $5 by buying online to air their gripe and feel justified.

It rained on me today while I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,068
Posted By bbbean

Take the lane. Position yourself in the center of...

Take the lane. Position yourself in the center of the lane, ride predictably, and obey all applicable laws. It's safe and legal.

https://cyclingsavvy.org/road-cycling/
01-09-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By bbbean

I don't understand either the original post, or...

I don't understand either the original post, or why someone would
a) argue against carbs before training, or
b) consider a banana or apple (two of the most universally popular and recommended...
Forum: Foo
01-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,667
Posted By bbbean

Has anyone posted this?...

Has anyone posted this? https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476

Good review of what is known, what is suspected, and what is likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,284
Posted By bbbean

That's a good analogy. There is a lot of "what...

That's a good analogy. There is a lot of "what works best for my application" involved in both. Throw in the fact that current research is changing the way we approach tires/wheels/psi/aero, and you...
Forum: Foo
12-29-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,667
Posted By bbbean

That's what they want you to think.

That's what they want you to think.
12-24-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By bbbean

I have great tights from Garneau and Gore....

I have great tights from Garneau and Gore. Windproof in front and just enough brushed pile on the inside to be comfortable and add some insulation. Pro tip- get cycling tights as opposed to running...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,582
Posted By bbbean

You are clearly superior in every way. We bow to...

You are clearly superior in every way. We bow to your undeniable mastery of all things cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,582
Posted By bbbean

Sounds like you handled it perfectly. Well done.

Sounds like you handled it perfectly. Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,582
Posted By bbbean

If being in business was easy, everyone would do...

If being in business was easy, everyone would do it. I've owned and run my own business for 40+ years. I started selling watermelons at age 9, and have been selling or trading something ever since....
11-27-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,725
Posted By bbbean

I've raced against 70+ yr olds in USAC Masters...

I've raced against 70+ yr olds in USAC Masters crits and road races, and the National Senior Games has an 80+ division. You're too old to ride when you give up.

Don't give up.

BB
11-25-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,292
Posted By bbbean

If you've had a bike fit and you're a regular...

If you've had a bike fit and you're a regular rider, there's no reason in the world you shouldn't be at 10 unless you have the wrong saddle.
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