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07-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By caloso

My CX bike has no mounts, but I just got a rack...

My CX bike has no mounts, but I just got a rack that mounts through the skewers and seatpost clamp. Super solid. I need to post some photos.
07-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By caloso

I have some of those. I don't know why you'd get...

I have some of those. I don't know why you'd get anything else unless you wanted CF to save every last gram.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By caloso

A couple of years ago when I built up my CX bike,...

A couple of years ago when I built up my CX bike, I went 10-speed in order to repurpose some first gen Sram Red shifters I had in a bin. And since people were getting rid of their 10-speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,338
Posted By caloso

I'm coming around to that frame of mind myself,...

I'm coming around to that frame of mind myself, especially since we're not racing anymore.
07-03-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,245
Posted By caloso

I had to read this a couple times. The AA groups...

I had to read this a couple times. The AA groups I'm familiar with sit in folding metal chairs drinking terrible coffee.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,736
Posted By caloso

Depends on the particular bike path and time/day....

Depends on the particular bike path and time/day. The ARBT is a bike commuting highway on weekday mornings/evenings. You could do 20 sustained and you'd be passing experienced riders who are just...
07-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,121
Posted By caloso

I do. I plowed directly into a curb and it tore...

I do. I plowed directly into a curb and it tore the headtube clean off. Note that this impact would have definitely buckled or broken a Al or steel frame as well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,338
Posted By caloso

They're definitely more supple and a more...

They're definitely more supple and a more comfortable ride. Faster too. Depends on how you're using them. Personally, I have Gatorskins on my daily training/commuting wheels. They're heavy and...
07-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By caloso

Our local promoter just posted on IG and FB that...

Our local promoter just posted on IG and FB that they're trying to come up with a way of doing some races under the restrictions. I'm guessing it will look more like a dirt TT than a traditional CX...
07-01-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By caloso

CX bike. I’ve raced mine in the local MTB series,...

CX bike. I’ve raced mine in the local MTB series, commuted, gravel rides, singletrack, and CX racing of course. It’s probably under geared for sprinting in a crit, but I don’t think I’d get dropped...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 725
Posted By caloso

It's hard to describe (and no, I will not use the...

It's hard to describe (and no, I will not use the word "zen") but you really feel one with the bike. Want to go faster? Pedal faster. Want to go slower? Pedal slower. I recommended you have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 725
Posted By caloso

A fixed gear is a single speed bike that doesn't...

A fixed gear is a single speed bike that doesn't coast. Most have flip-flop hub that will let you put a fixed cog on one side and a freewheel on the other. Whether you go fixed or free, if you ride...
06-30-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,683
Posted By caloso

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread...

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread never sprint. Or climb steep hills. Or ride over rough ground. Or sprint up steep hills with rough ground (that's for the crossers).

I guess if you...
06-30-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,683
Posted By caloso

True. But old guys like me who started with...

True. But old guys like me who started with actual clips and straps tend not to forget because it is so incredibly easier with clipless.
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,683
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,474
Posted By caloso

An unexpected blast from the past. Interestingly...

An unexpected blast from the past. Interestingly I have repurposed the Ksyriums and the Red shifters to my CX bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By caloso

When the elastic fails or when they become...

When the elastic fails or when they become translucent, then you need to think about retiring them or rotating them out. I have some 7 year old Hincapie bibs that only get worn on the trainer or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,257
Posted By caloso

As a frequent user of the ARBT, all I can say is:...

As a frequent user of the ARBT, all I can say is: NO NO NO NO NO
06-26-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By caloso

Yeah, still pancake flat in Rosemont. A single...

Yeah, still pancake flat in Rosemont. A single speed is perfect for that.
06-26-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By caloso

Of all the information my Garmin collects, I...

Of all the information my Garmin collects, I think cadence is one of the least useful.
06-26-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,891
Posted By caloso

I never read Garp, but I was in college in the...

I never read Garp, but I was in college in the 80s and it was definitely a thing people said.
06-25-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,754
Posted By caloso

I guess the kind who doesn't need to have a motor...

I guess the kind who doesn't need to have a motor vehicle at all. I love driving, and I love cars, but I'd also love to be in a place in life where I didn't need to have one.
06-25-20, 02:03 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-25-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By caloso

That's amazing. I taught both my kids to fix a...

That's amazing. I taught both my kids to fix a flat when they started riding their bikes to middle school. It's super basic.
06-25-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By caloso

Truckee--Tahoe City--Kings Beach--Truckee loop. ...

Truckee--Tahoe City--Kings Beach--Truckee loop. I would ride it that direction (CCW) because you have the Lake on your right for the TC-KB section. Then you have a decent climb up Brockway and a...
06-24-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By caloso

Personally, I don't know why they aren't all...

Personally, I don't know why they aren't all fixed/fixed.
06-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By caloso

Yep. With straddle hangers, a lot of times you...

Yep. With straddle hangers, a lot of times you can get it to self align with a good hard squeeze of the brake lever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By caloso

Yes, I had that issue and thought the same thing.

Yes, I had that issue and thought the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,825
Posted By caloso

First time I did Nevada City I got dropped on the...

First time I did Nevada City I got dropped on the first lap. God, that was brutal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,825
Posted By caloso

Haleakala. It's not that steep, but man it's a...

Haleakala. It's not that steep, but man it's a long grind. That, and I was really affected by the altitude the first time I did it.
06-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By caloso

1) Actual widths vary widely compared to the...

1) Actual widths vary widely compared to the width printed on the sidewalls.
2) Some BF posters would be shocked at how cyclists in the real world (CX'ers in particular) exceed recommended width...
06-23-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,749
Posted By caloso

OP asked how to get faster than 15mph. 46x15 at...

OP asked how to get faster than 15mph. 46x15 at 70rpm (pretty much the definition of mashing) is 17mph with 700x28mm tires. Unless you're on a juniors cassette, the 15t is hardly the top or next to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,982
Posted By caloso

Yeah. I mean literally never stop. It's...

Yeah. I mean literally never stop. It's possible for me because I am in riding distance of endless country roads in the Delta. https://www.strava.com/routes/11139003 Or you could do it on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,982
Posted By caloso

I do a ride protocol that a coach prescribed to...

I do a ride protocol that a coach prescribed to me years ago: ride for an hour without any structure, then an hour at a steady z2. First time I did it, I thought he was joking. It was way too...
06-23-20, 12:22 AM
06-22-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,245
Posted By caloso

Your friend doesn't know enough about cycling to...

Your friend doesn't know enough about cycling to know that both of his premises are false. There are no sole benefits, there is no single purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By caloso

A) it's normal. B) if you feel you have to...

A) it's normal.
B) if you feel you have to eject it, please drop off the back before doing so.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,982
Posted By caloso

If I'm going to go out for a long ride like that,...

If I'm going to go out for a long ride like that, I usually just point my bike in one direction, ride for 90-120 min and then turn around and ride home. I try not to overthink it. If I feel like...
06-22-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,749
Posted By caloso

46x12 is plenty enough gear up to 30mph.

46x12 is plenty enough gear up to 30mph.
06-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,891
Posted By caloso

I've been using plain old Mechanix gloves for CX...

I've been using plain old Mechanix gloves for CX racing for awhile. No padding (which is a plus for me; YMMV), long-wearing, inexpensive, and available at your local HW store. What's not to like? ...
06-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,778
Posted By caloso

Depends. On my road bike, during a crit 100% of...

Depends. On my road bike, during a crit 100% of the time. During a road race, it depends on how much climbing there is, but always whenever there's stress: cornering, descending, bad pavement, in...
06-22-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,716
Posted By caloso

Both. I also carry both a spare tube and a patch...

Both. I also carry both a spare tube and a patch kit. Belt and suspenders.
06-19-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By caloso

I can't imaging riding for 5 hours plus with a...

I can't imaging riding for 5 hours plus with a single hand position.
06-19-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 721
Posted By caloso

I've avoided the MUPs as much as possible this...

I've avoided the MUPs as much as possible this spring. It's been a zoo.
06-18-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,749
Posted By caloso

Here's a way you can do a simple interval set...

Here's a way you can do a simple interval set without a powermeter or HRM: Find a relatively flat stretch of road where you can ride for 20-30 minutes without having to stop. Ride out there easily...
06-18-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By caloso

Immediately to the west is West Sacramento, which...

Immediately to the west is West Sacramento, which is actually another good option. A lot of houses being built on what was farmland. Beyond that is the Yolo Bypass, which is a protected flood plain,...
06-18-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,749
Posted By caloso

When you go on these 20 mile rides, can you do...

When you go on these 20 mile rides, can you do them without stopping?
06-18-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,749
Posted By caloso

I like to say "To ride faster you must ride...

I like to say "To ride faster you must ride faster."
06-17-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,725
Posted By caloso

I commute. So, yeah.

I commute. So, yeah.
06-17-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By caloso

What DL said. But even if you don’t live...

What DL said.

But even if you don’t live along the ARBT, it’s a very bikeable city. All of downtown, midtown, and East Sac is laid out on a grid, so lots of options for commuting. The...
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