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Posted By kingston

Steamer , Have you ridden the RH tires? I've...

Steamer , Have you ridden the RH tires? I've ridden a lot of tires, and there's just something about those EL casings that feels different that I don't think shows up in the BRR tests. Could be the...
07-29-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By kingston

I didn't use the foam that came with the B-Rad. I...

I didn't use the foam that came with the B-Rad. I used a little piece of high-density foam floor runner that I originally bought to use for mudflaps on another bike because I wanted the pad to be a...
07-29-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By kingston

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/f...

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp
07-29-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By kingston

With normal in-the-saddle pedaling the...

With normal in-the-saddle pedaling the double-bottles are high enough that they never interfere with my knees. I do need to be a little careful when I get out-of-the-saddle, but it's not as bad as it...
07-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By kingston

Not C&V, but I've been running the B-Rad 4 with...

Not C&V, but I've been running the B-Rad 4 with the double bottle mount for long rides through the corona desert this season. Rode a 300k with no stops and a 400k with one stop on this 5 bottle setup...
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Views: 889
Posted By kingston

I'm pretty sure RH tires are still the best tires...

I'm pretty sure RH tires are still the best tires available even in the narrow widths for the type of riding you do. However, at the narrower widths, you don't give up a lot of quality for a...
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Views: 269
Posted By kingston

Since you're using TP I assume you have a PM/HRM...

Since you're using TP I assume you have a PM/HRM in which case Training and Racing with a Power Meter by Coggan & Allen is required reading. I haven't seen any off-the-shelf training plans for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

This happens to me all the time and is in fact...

This happens to me all the time and is in fact exactly what happened in the snot rocket incident I described. The guy passing had to work to get by and didn't have enough gas in the tank to pull away...
07-16-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,576
Posted By kingston

That's because you are an inconsiderate person.

That's because you are an inconsiderate person.
07-16-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,576
Posted By kingston

How did you survive before blinking lights were...

How did you survive before blinking lights were available?
07-16-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,576
Posted By kingston

I've heard all these ridiculous rationalizations...

I've heard all these ridiculous rationalizations before, and they don't make any more sense now than they did when blinking lights first came out. Just more fear-mongering based on nothing.
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By kingston

Every time I have to replace a headset I go with...

Every time I have to replace a headset I go with a chris king so I don't have to replace it again.
07-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,134
Posted By kingston

Most of my bikes have fenders so I got a cheap...

Most of my bikes have fenders so I got a cheap nashbar version of the hollywood trail rider for around a hundred bucks eight or ten years ago. It's fine. I only use it a handful of times a year to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

Maybe in the 70's

Maybe in the 70's
07-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,576
Posted By kingston

Logical arguments are not persuasive to people...

Logical arguments are not persuasive to people who are literally incapable of assessing risk and make decisions based on irrational fear.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

Seems like your advice should be more like 40 or...

Seems like your advice should be more like 40 or 50 yards, since you claim it's the following rider's fault when they get hit by someone else's snot rocket. I know from personal experience that dozen...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

I honestly don't understand the extreme aversion...

I honestly don't understand the extreme aversion to people riding behind you. In my experience it's really not that big of a deal and a situation that can be easily remedied with a two minute effort...
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Views: 577
Posted By kingston

I have an M1. I'd get it every single time over...

I have an M1. I'd get it every single time over an M18 if both were available, but the M18 will probably be fine if that's all you can get. Front racks with a handlebar bag and decaleur are a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

Just hit him with a snot rocket.

Just hit him with a snot rocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

I've never thought about it that way, but yes,...

I've never thought about it that way, but yes, there is an implicit understanding that informal groups will form because they do, and people are normally pretty friendly about it. I don't like group...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

No one is forced to do anything, but that's what...

No one is forced to do anything, but that's what people do. Especially the senior B/C riders the OP is hooking up with. It's really not that big of a deal. If you are fast it is literally impossible...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

This is the point that everyone seems to miss. On...

This is the point that everyone seems to miss. On a Saturday morning along Sheridan Road it's more like a fondo or an organized century than just some stretch of road most people are used to. On the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

Wheel sucking is so ubiquitous on Sheridan Road...

Wheel sucking is so ubiquitous on Sheridan Road everyone who rides there is used to it and expects it. There are so many riders that it's pretty much unavoidable. Just let people know you're there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

Never riding within 30 feet of anyone else...

Never riding within 30 feet of anyone else certainly is one solution, but it's not really practical on Sheridan Road. I went out for a 30 mile ride this morning and passed a few dozen riders. That's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

Couple of minutes. If I had to guess I would say...

Couple of minutes. If I had to guess I would say three but it could have been five. it's irrelevant anyway. It's not like I was right on his wheel. I believe People should always look over their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

Sure it was an accident, but it was your fault...

Sure it was an accident, but it was your fault for spitting on someone else, not their fault for being in the way of your spit. Next time take the milisecond to look over your shoulder.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

A few weeks ago a guy passed me going just a tiny...

A few weeks ago a guy passed me going just a tiny bit faster than me. He must have forgotten I was there after a while because he blew a snot rocket when he was only 20-30 feet in front of me so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,458
Posted By kingston

I ride on Sheridan Rd. all the time, and on a...

I ride on Sheridan Rd. all the time, and on a nice Saturday morning it's sometimes hard not to get caught up with a few other riders or a group. I frequently chit-chat with the other riders I end up...
07-13-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,576
Posted By kingston

A flashing headlight immediately identifies you...

A flashing headlight immediately identifies you as an inconsiderate person and an unskillful cyclist. Competent cyclists have been able to avoid crashing into things for decades without the...
07-11-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,773
Posted By kingston

I was riding at night behind a friend in the last...

I was riding at night behind a friend in the last couple of miles of a 400k a few weeks ago. A racoon crossed the road in front of us and we both rode right over it. We didn't stop to see if it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,496
Posted By kingston

Two dollar battery powered milk frother to mix...

Two dollar battery powered milk frother to mix the Teflon and moly into the wax
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By kingston

I used to lower pressure for bad roads, then I...

I used to lower pressure for bad roads, then I got a few pinch flats so I don't do that anymore.
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Views: 637
Posted By kingston

If your only goal is to finish, you don't really...

If your only goal is to finish, you don't really need to be that fit, just determined. Training minimizes the suffering.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By kingston

I ride 25's 90 percent of the time and honestly...

I ride 25's 90 percent of the time and honestly can't remember what pressures I run on the other bikes, so I have to look at my spreadsheet. The formula is just a starting point, so I agree with you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By kingston

I use a formula because I have 13 bikes with 8...

I use a formula because I have 13 bikes with 8 different tire sizes and need something to aim for when I pump up the tires before a ride. It's certainly better than guess-and-check with random PSI's.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By kingston

I have a spreadsheet with a formula that seems to...

I have a spreadsheet with a formula that seems to work pretty well most of the time. I don't remember where I got the formula originally.



On my bike with 32s I run around 55 front and 65 rear
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Views: 637
Posted By kingston

I think the bare minimum is 3 rides a week. One...

I think the bare minimum is 3 rides a week. One long one (4+ hours) on the weekend and two hard ones (1-2 hours) during the week. We're using ePOP for the IP so you can skip some of the stops all...
07-01-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,706
Posted By kingston

Normal guideline is 250-300 calories an hour for...

Normal guideline is 250-300 calories an hour for rides over 2-3 hours. Everyone's different so you'll have to figure out what works for you.
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Views: 9,685
Posted By kingston

Gotcha. I I'm not a big fan of using long...

Gotcha. I I'm not a big fan of using long stretches of the Fox River Trail for brevets either. We did one earlier this year and there were a bunch of flooded sections we had to detour around which...
Replies: 96
Views: 9,685
Posted By kingston

Have you done any GLR rides? We ran a 600k out of...

Have you done any GLR rides? We ran a 600k out of Woodstock over the weekend. I had a family commitment so wasn't able to do it myself.
06-25-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By kingston

I have the HF ultrasonic cleaner. No better than...

I have the HF ultrasonic cleaner. No better than a ten dollar crockpot as far as I can tell.
06-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By kingston

I have heard of people using a crockpot with some...

I have heard of people using a crockpot with some dishsoap and water to loosen up the grease. Essentially the same as a heated ultrasonic cleaner without the buzzing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By kingston

Sorry about that. I have a lot of bikes and...

Sorry about that. I have a lot of bikes and accessories so I have to keep it all organized or my wife yells at me.
06-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,211
Posted By kingston

Irrelevant. Don't ride in the door zone and you...

Irrelevant. Don't ride in the door zone and you won't get doored.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By kingston

I pack specifically what I need for every ride...

I pack specifically what I need for every ride depending on the bike I'm riding, distance, weather, etc. It's easier to pack that way if everything is already clean and organized, so when I get home,...
06-16-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By kingston

RH are the best, but Paselas are acceptable an a...

RH are the best, but Paselas are acceptable an a lot less expensive. There used to be a lot of good options for 26" but hardly any now that size is out of fashion.
06-12-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,918
Posted By kingston

I always recommend an aluminum frame as a starter...

I always recommend an aluminum frame as a starter bike because its cheaper and almost as good as other materials, but nobody aspires to own an aluminum bike. They settle for it.
Replies: 23
Views: 4,750
Posted By kingston

Nice job, fellas. Super convincing. :thumb:

Nice job, fellas. Super convincing. :thumb:
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By kingston

I've come to believe that your butt is more...

I've come to believe that your butt is more important than the saddle. At the beginning of the season all my saddles are uncomfortable and they're all fine by around the middle of May. I rode brevets...
06-10-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By kingston

I've worked out how to carry over 2 gallons of...

I've worked out how to carry over 2 gallons of water on the bike, so hydration hasn't been an issue for me, but it's annoying that all the public bathrooms are locked up.
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