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10-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By caloso

This one works for both presta and shrader. ...

This one works for both presta and shrader.

https://www.parktool.com/product/valve-core-tool-vc-1
10-14-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,637
Posted By caloso

56 mph, down the Brockway Grade between Kings...

56 mph, down the Brockway Grade between Kings Beach and Northstar (near Truckee). I think that was on my old Bianchi T-Cube.
10-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 110,241
Posted By caloso

Yeah, now my mom understands what her grandson...

Yeah, now my mom understands what her grandson gave up soccer for!
10-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By caloso

On a freewheel bike, you can use the crown of the...

On a freewheel bike, you can use the crown of the road: turn into it and rock back and forth.
10-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By caloso

This is why God gave us barrel adjusters: ...

This is why God gave us barrel adjusters:

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/cropped/preview_500/images/How%20to!%20Indexing%20rear%20gears/Loose.jpg
10-14-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 110,241
Posted By caloso

My kid at Sac CX #2...

My kid at Sac CX #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) on Saturday. He took 2d in the Junior 15-18 boys.
...
10-13-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By caloso

You want tri shorts, not bike shorts.

You want tri shorts, not bike shorts.
10-13-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By caloso

Serious answer: “Do you mind if I sit on?”

Serious answer: “Do you mind if I sit on?”
10-13-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By caloso

Meh. Everyone in Sacramento rides on the ARBT,...

Meh. Everyone in Sacramento rides on the ARBT, including some pretty strong riders. It’s not a big deal if you use a little sense.
10-12-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,546
Posted By caloso

Pockets are poseur? That’s a new one.

Pockets are poseur? That’s a new one.
10-11-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,234
Posted By caloso

And I realized that taking up soccer has really...

And I realized that taking up soccer has really helped me strengthen my hips. A lot of us cyclists are super strong forward/back but super weak laterally. I had developed piriformis syndrome, which...
10-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By caloso

Yup! That's exactly how it happened for me.

Yup! That's exactly how it happened for me.
10-11-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,234
Posted By caloso

I've been playing soccer in a rec league one...

I've been playing soccer in a rec league one night a week. Games are an hour. I have no idea what the bike equivalent is, but it's excellent interval training, especially if I'm playing on the wing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,542
Posted By caloso

Totally agree.

Totally agree.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By caloso

I have been having this discussion with my son...

I have been having this discussion with my son this week. He has zero period this semester and leaves the house at 6:45-6:50 am. The lights I bought him are pretty good “be seen” lights but he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,542
Posted By caloso

How much power does the wheel add?

How much power does the wheel add?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 11,542
Posted By caloso

I am dubious. One of the eye-openers about...

I am dubious. One of the eye-openers about getting a power meter is when you see how much you coast during a typical ride, or how much your power goes down while riding in the bunch, or even with a...
10-10-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By caloso

I agree with you that it's rude, but "I will...

I agree with you that it's rude, but "I will defend myself" seems a bit over the top. Maybe just sit up, turn around, and ask him not to?
10-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 938
Posted By caloso

Most of my cycling friends own a variety of types...

Most of my cycling friends own a variety of types of bikes. I myself have a road bike, cross bike, TT bike, beater/commuter, and FG. I'm also planning to get a hard-tail MTB to do the local race...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By caloso

So the next question is how is nighttime defined...

So the next question is how is nighttime defined in Texas law?

Compare the California Vehicle Code, which requires lights and reflectors during darkness, which is defined:


“Darkness” is any...
10-10-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,025
Posted By caloso

It really doesn’t matter as long as you apply...

It really doesn’t matter as long as you apply generously, wipe the excess, and repeat often.
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By caloso

My kid is 15 and was just getting a taste of...

My kid is 15 and was just getting a taste of this. He was playing "select" which is just a notch below traveling team soccer. We'd do a handful of tournaments each year, but most were within...
10-09-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By caloso

Nice job on calling the FD. With this wind, that...

Nice job on calling the FD. With this wind, that could have been bad.
10-09-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,689
Posted By caloso

Wow. Where were these fires?

Wow. Where were these fires?
10-09-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,232
Posted By caloso

I've had these shoes for years, don't have the...

I've had these shoes for years, don't have the box anymore, but don't remember ever seeing any spikes or tool. I used to have screw in cleats when I played football back before the introduction of...
10-09-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,232
Posted By caloso

Yes, I have the Privateers with the holes but no...

Yes, I have the Privateers with the holes but no spikes. I was wondering if I could just go to Dicks or Big 5 and get some football cleats rather than specific Giro (and probably more expensive...
10-09-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,232
Posted By caloso

Are the holes for toe spikes in MTB/CX shoes the...

Are the holes for toe spikes in MTB/CX shoes the same as football/soccer cleats? I would assume so, but thought I would ask.
10-08-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,332
Posted By caloso

Wife is out of town on a week-long project, so...

Wife is out of town on a week-long project, so with kid logistics I think I'll be on Zwift all week. It's not terrible.
Replies: 29
Views: 941
Posted By caloso

There was an effort to get one built here in...

There was an effort to get one built here in Sacramento, but it seems to have stalled out. We have to drive to Hellyer in San Jose, which is 2.5-3hrs away.
10-07-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,637
Posted By caloso

Ride with fast riders.

Ride with fast riders.
10-07-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By caloso

All these things.

All these things.
10-07-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13,951
Views: 740,332
Posted By caloso

Raced CX on Saturday. My kid is all in on cross...

Raced CX on Saturday. My kid is all in on cross this fall and signed up for the whole season. And do it on his SSCX. Rode really well and got 4th. And had really consistent times, like within...
10-03-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,744
Posted By caloso

All of the above.

All of the above.
10-03-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,463
Posted By caloso

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do...

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do it. Im going to keep trying.
10-02-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By caloso

Awesome.

Awesome.
10-02-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By caloso

I follow him too. It's depressing. Doubly so...

I follow him too. It's depressing. Doubly so when you have to race him and his team.

But yeah, 2x20s work. I also like 5x5' at 105%, with 1' recovery between intervals. First one is easy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,138
Posted By caloso

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get...

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get hung up on it. I give kudos to my friends if their rides show up on my front page. I imagine they do the same.
10-02-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By caloso

Agreed.

Agreed.
10-02-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By caloso

Yes, my understanding is that there's a known and...

Yes, my understanding is that there's a known and reliable resistance curve plotted against RPM. If you know the RPM (from the magnet), you can write an algorithm that tracks the curve, and the...
10-02-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By caloso

Yes. That's the issue. They don't scan before the...

Yes. That's the issue. They don't scan before the stop, they roll up looking straight ahead, and only then do they scan. It's poor situational awareness.
10-01-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By caloso

Because they aren’t anticipating cross traffic.

Because they aren’t anticipating cross traffic.
10-01-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By caloso

Another vote for the GCN videos. That's a solid...

Another vote for the GCN videos. That's a solid option.
10-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By caloso

I think you are right. One thing I noticed about...

I think you are right. One thing I noticed about the Ambrosio cassette I had was that the big cogs bend back toward the spokes to create more length.
10-01-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By caloso

All true. Another thing I've noticed is that...

All true. Another thing I've noticed is that when approaching a stop sign, nearly every driver looks straight ahead until they reach the stop line, and only then do they scan left and right. Unlike...
10-01-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By caloso

I love this. I did the same. Now my kid is...

I love this. I did the same. Now my kid is using that same bike: M-F it is fixed with commuting tires; S-S it's free with knobbies.
09-30-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By caloso

That's epic.

That's epic.
09-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By caloso

You're in the right place.

You're in the right place.
09-30-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,891
Posted By caloso

I was thinking of this thread yesterday when I...

I was thinking of this thread yesterday when I was out for a mellow ride on the ARBT. Weekend mornings tend to be busy, so there's plenty of traffic coming and going. At one point, I sat up and...
09-27-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By caloso

I totally agree.

I totally agree.
09-27-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By caloso

French Revolutions. Out of shape English guy...

French Revolutions. Out of shape English guy decides to ride the Tour de France route on his own, based on a map he cut out of a magazine. ...
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