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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 486
Posted By caloso

Generally only on a hill climb. I generally have...

Generally only on a hill climb. I generally have stuff in my pockets that I don't want swinging around.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 374
Posted By caloso

That makes sense to me.

That makes sense to me.
08-14-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 637
Posted By caloso

I don't leave my driveway without the means to...

I don't leave my driveway without the means to fix a flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 374
Posted By caloso

My reply: "Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for...

My reply: "Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for you."

My daily wheelset has a Michelin Lithion on the front and a Conti Gatorskin on the back. Why? I can't remember. Probably because I wore...
08-14-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,386
Posted By caloso

Some of us still race. Hell, some of us still...

Some of us still race. Hell, some of us still race on cantilevers.

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08-14-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By caloso

Mine was a bit shorter but a little higher...

Mine was a bit shorter but a little higher intensity: sweet spot 2x20's.

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I...
08-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By caloso

I was responding to your original statement,...

I was responding to your original statement, before you edited it:



If you feel like I drew an unfair inference based on that, and that additional context is needed, then I apologize and will...
08-14-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By caloso

No, just pointing out that healthy adults with...

No, just pointing out that healthy adults with reasonable diets aren't "in a state of bonk" before breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By caloso

I'm about the same weight and my Williams 58s are...

I'm about the same weight and my Williams 58s are 20/24. Rock solid and true as the day I bought them.
08-14-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By caloso

Maybe you should keep a gel or two on your...

Maybe you should keep a gel or two on your nightstand lest you pass out on the way to the kitchen.
08-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 761
Posted By caloso

Faster is funner.

Faster is funner.
08-14-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 396
Posted By caloso

Same. I have latex tubes and Corsas on my race...

Same. I have latex tubes and Corsas on my race wheels. Compared to my training/commuting wheels (Gatorskins, butyl tubes full of Stan's), there's a world of difference.
08-13-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,058
Posted By caloso

Clincher tires are better. Caliper brakes and...

Clincher tires are better. Caliper brakes and brake pads are better. Lights are definitely better.
08-13-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 863,974
Posted By caloso

Finally able to put together a consistent week. ...

Finally able to put together a consistent week. I should be able to crack 60ctl this week if I can stick to the program.
08-13-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15,196
Views: 863,974
Posted By caloso

Bike racer fat is normal people skinny.

Bike racer fat is normal people skinny.
08-13-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By caloso

So cool. That green. Classic. Perfect.

So cool. That green. Classic. Perfect.
08-13-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 977
Posted By caloso

This is what I do. I only have 3 data fields on...

This is what I do. I only have 3 data fields on my intervals screen: 3 sec power; lap avg. power; and lap time. I try to make the two power numbers = power target.
08-13-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 396
Posted By caloso

What bbbean said.

What bbbean said.
08-13-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 990
Posted By caloso

Depends on the ride. If it's a mellow ride of an...

Depends on the ride. If it's a mellow ride of an hour or less, then just coffee. If I'm going to be doing work, I'll usually eat a few eggs.
08-12-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By caloso

Yes, it's critical. It prevents the inner tube...

Yes, it's critical. It prevents the inner tube from pushing into the spoke holes, which will cause a puncture. So, good job!
08-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By caloso

Yes, that's a fairly standard way to go. Makes...

Yes, that's a fairly standard way to go. Makes even more sense if tubeless tires are involved.
08-12-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,823
Posted By caloso

$1500 in 1992 = $2750 in 2020 dollars. Which is...

$1500 in 1992 = $2750 in 2020 dollars. Which is right in line with what the OP is planning to spend. Sounds like an argument for yes, rather than no.
08-12-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By caloso

5-10psi/day is acceptable to me. More than that...

5-10psi/day is acceptable to me. More than that and I would retape the rims. Myself.
08-12-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

To borrow a line from another program of...

To borrow a line from another program of self-improvement, this is simple but not easy.
08-11-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By caloso

You might have better luck if you search for a...

You might have better luck if you search for a single speed cyclocross (SSCX) bike.
08-11-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By caloso

I ordered it from one of the UK websites. I want...

I ordered it from one of the UK websites. I want to Chain Reaction, possibly Pro Bike Kit.
08-11-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By caloso

No, groupsets were definitely a thing. I bought...

No, groupsets were definitely a thing. I bought a Tiagra groupset a few years ago to build up a bike for my son.
08-11-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By caloso

You could just say you don't know.

You could just say you don't know.
08-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,386
Posted By caloso

I have 3 bikes with rim brakes: road, TT, and CX....

I have 3 bikes with rim brakes: road, TT, and CX. When I wanted to build myself a CX bike, I wanted to follow the time tested route of repurposing some used components I had sitting in a bin, so I...
08-11-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,823
Posted By caloso

My first "real" bike was a Trek 5200 that I...

My first "real" bike was a Trek 5200 that I bought for $2000-ish during the Lance/Postal mania days. Correcting for inflation, that would be $3100 in current dollars.

I say knock yourself out.
08-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

Re intervals, I have a 5 minute hill workout...

Re intervals, I have a 5 minute hill workout where I will alternate standing in a big gear with sitting and spinning a small gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By caloso

Zipp has dimpled rims for at least 10 years.

Zipp has dimpled rims for at least 10 years.
08-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By caloso

Yep. This time of year, an 8am start is very...

Yep. This time of year, an 8am start is very late. Luckily, it's a dry heat. I'm glad you had a good ride and come back any time!
08-10-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 977
Posted By caloso

https://www.clevertraining.com/stages-power-meter-...

https://www.clevertraining.com/stages-power-meter-shimano-105-7000
08-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By caloso

I once went on a long ride with some friends and...

I once went on a long ride with some friends and when I got back to the house I was at 99 and change so I rode around the block a few times to get 100. Did the same ride a month later but didn’t...
08-10-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 483
Posted By caloso

I have a just-turned 16 year-old who's no slouch...

I have a just-turned 16 year-old who's no slouch by 21st century standards (he won the Sacramento CX U19 series last fall), and I'm not sure he could do just under 20mph on a 1895 fixed gear on a...
08-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
Posted By caloso

Friendly neighborhood hardware store.

Friendly neighborhood hardware store.
08-10-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 977
Posted By caloso

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/wahoo-kickr-sn...

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/wahoo-kickr-snap-2017-v2-trainer.html

Once he got it calibrated, he found the wahoo to be very close to his on-bike PM. If yours is calibrated, I would trust...
08-10-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By caloso

Depending on the height, you might be more likely...

Depending on the height, you might be more likely to hit with your bars, which might result in a broken hand, and would likely take you down. Either, be careful.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By caloso

What? Road bikes are regular bikes. Lots of...

What?

Road bikes are regular bikes. Lots of people ride road bikes to work and for errands, including straight up race bikes. Lots of people manage to carry things on bikes, including road bikes....
08-10-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By caloso

I was in the upper deck of Candlestick. We...

I was in the upper deck of Candlestick. We definitely felt it. For a moment, I thought we might get tossed down into the lower deck. Then I thought there was a possibility that the lights might...
08-09-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By caloso

100 miles from a 5.1? I’m not surprised that you...

100 miles from a 5.1? I’m not surprised that you didn’t feel it.
08-09-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,700
Posted By caloso

I try not to overthink it. As long as I’m not...

I try not to overthink it. As long as I’m not cross chaining, it’s not supercritical.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,123
Posted By caloso

I don't think it's that complicated. Say "We're...

I don't think it's that complicated. Say "We're going at a recovery pace. No more than X mph on the flats, same effort on the hills. Everyone try to stick together."
08-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By caloso

ANT (Adaptive Network Topology[1]...

ANT (Adaptive Network Topology[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANT_(network)#cite_note-ANT-1)) is a proprietary (but open access (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_communication)) multicast...
08-07-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By caloso

I just got these for my CX/commuter: ...

I just got these for my CX/commuter: https://rideissi.com/pedals/issi-flip
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,123
Posted By caloso

Ride the stated pace. If people want to ride off...

Ride the stated pace. If people want to ride off the front, let them go.
08-06-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By caloso

What's the cheapest computer that will talk to an...

What's the cheapest computer that will talk to an Ant+ powermeter? (asking for a friend whose Garmin 500 is probably going to die one of these days).
Forum: Commuting
08-06-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,228
Posted By caloso

It’s kept in a bike cage with all the other...

It’s kept in a bike cage with all the other commuter bikes in my building. If I had to lock it up on the street I wouldn’t, but then again I wouldn’t lock up my aluminum TT bike or my Al/CF cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,528
Posted By caloso

I don't get this fascination with cadence. Seems...

I don't get this fascination with cadence. Seems like anyone who's done any training with a powermeter eventually realizes it might be mildly interesting but functionally unimportant.
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