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04-15-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,182
Posted By cyccommute

Get less baggy pants.

Get less baggy pants.
03-27-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,578
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Nothing to do with glycogen, everything to do...

Nothing to do with glycogen, everything to do with training, which does include lactate clearing. It's really simple. Uphill 3 minutes, coast back down, wait 1 more minute, back up 3 minutes. Repeat...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,196
Posted By goenrdoug

This article specifically mentions that outdoor...

This article specifically mentions that outdoor exercise (including cycling) is allowed: https://www.kqed.org/news/11806988/sheltering-in-place-what-you-need-to-know
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,196
Posted By goenrdoug

Yes, it is allowed. They've even explicitly...

Yes, it is allowed. They've even explicitly stated that you can walk your dog, go for a hike, go ride your bike, etc.

Additionally, bicycle repair shops were added to the list is 'essential...
03-09-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,325
Posted By dagray

Bibs (shorts or tights), cycling jersey, half...

Bibs (shorts or tights), cycling jersey, half finger gloves.
03-09-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,325
Posted By MiPeGr

Depending on your exact size, there's a good...

Depending on your exact size, there's a good chance that bike shops won't have anything in your size, anyway. Bicycle-specific and athletic type clothing can be had in larger sizes, but, sadly, it...
03-09-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By OBoile

On a 45 degree incline, you're doing roughly 70%...

On a 45 degree incline, you're doing roughly 70% of the weight. It's high school trig. The sine of 45 degrees is .707.
https://www.rapidtables.com/calc/math/Sin_Calculator.html
03-07-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 217,730
Posted By obrentharris

This is "Bobby." She visits us regularly to hunt...

This is "Bobby." She visits us regularly to hunt gophers.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-q8snJDb/0/3f532de7/XL/_DSC1994-XL.jpg

Brent
03-06-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By CliffordK

As long as you are using 11 speed on all the...

As long as you are using 11 speed on all the bikes, then you should be just fine.

Pay attention to disc/rim brake differences. There are now disc specific rims. You can use them with rim brakes,...
03-05-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,464
Posted By FiftySix

Today, I was the prey

Working from the house today, I took a lunch time ride. What a beautiful day it is for such a thing here in Southeast Texas.

Pedaling, pedaling, pedaling, I went up a small hill at a local park...
03-03-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,107
Posted By mjac

Like I said this is jumbled and there is overlap...

Like I said this is jumbled and there is overlap so I will take this one at a time like it stands alone.

Let us put this point to rest. No one was asking you to ask. I was speaking of myself...
03-03-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,107
Posted By alcjphil

You ask if the ride quality of Gatorskin tires is...

You ask if the ride quality of Gatorskin tires is acceptable when you propose to degrade their well know poorish ride quality by installing tire liners. Every layer of puncture protection you add...
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,650
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
02-15-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,175
Posted By GreenAnvil

From the article (and the video): both...

From the article (and the video):

both videos show the two riders rolling through the stop
Matre (the officer) asks Perpinan if he had stopped at the stop sign. When he says yes... (What?...
02-15-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,175
Posted By WhyFi

I take it you didn't read the accompanying...

I take it you didn't read the accompanying article?
02-15-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,948
Posted By Trakhak

Lower heart rate at higher perceived effort on an...

Lower heart rate at higher perceived effort on an exercise bike than during running or swimming often means that the exercise bike's resistance setting is too high.

Many people make the mistake of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By noodle soup

I might not choose that bike, but definitely go...

I might not choose that bike, but definitely go new bike.
02-08-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By unterhausen

never heard of that sort of judgement being made....

never heard of that sort of judgement being made. My guess is that they are looking at what percentage of your output is coming at certain parts of the pedal stroke and your normal pedal stroke looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,146
Posted By Cypress

The State of Road Cycling

I'd like to crowdsource the forum for a generalized idea of how road cycling is doing as an activity. This may be a great thread to rant in (or an absolute handful for mods, so keep it nice)....
Forum: Foo
01-27-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By FiftySix

I believe your time travel machine is...

I believe your time travel machine is malfunctioning.
01-25-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,739
Posted By ascherer

50+ Bike, anyone?

I'm 63 but one of my bikes turns 50 this year. The frame is a chrome 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk.1 that I bought from a member of the Classic Rendezvous list last fall.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,051
Posted By canklecat

:foo: Odd phrase. Many of the taller...

:foo:

Odd phrase. Many of the taller athletes I've seen are... other than "Nordic."

I'mma tiptoe away and just leave this here. It shows a range of cyclists from the diminutive Emma Pooley...
01-22-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,321
Posted By canklecat

Oh, and my essential post-ride/workout routine...

Oh, and my essential post-ride/workout routine includes massaging my legs to tame the burn and soreness. I use a heavy marble rolling pin. I already had it in the kitchen. Got it from an antique shop...
01-20-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,876
Posted By DrIsotope

So some quick maths. Let's be conservative and...

So some quick maths. Let's be conservative and say that the leading group was moving at a modest 15mph pace. Let's assume you needed 2 minutes to air up and set out. To catch them in the span of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,442
Posted By firebird854

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,442
Posted By Velo Vol

Not really. If there's a pattern of close calls...

Not really. If there's a pattern of close calls in a particular area, maybe you can avoid it. But, unless you stop riding on the road, there's always a chance of encountering a bad driver.
01-13-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,400
Posted By tomato coupe

Good trolling. I'll give you a B-.

Good trolling. I'll give you a B-.
01-11-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By canklecat

The theory is that the body gets stronger during...

The theory is that the body gets stronger during rest and recovery between workouts. So, no rest, no improvement.

Works for me. At 62 I wasn't making much progress after two years of riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,067
Posted By MoAlpha

There appears to be no shoulder there, just an 8"...

There appears to be no shoulder there, just an 8" strip with a raised curb and unrideable stuff on the other side. You really need to give keep a safe margin from that stuff, in case you need to...
01-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,239
Posted By Elvo

Got a set of carbon tubeless disc wheels on Ebay...

Got a set of carbon tubeless disc wheels on Ebay for $200. The seller listed them as bike tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,616
Posted By Leinster

I think you just demonstrated the exact theory...

I think you just demonstrated the exact theory behind the Armstrong method. At the higher cadence, your heart and lungs worked harder and your legs worked less.
12-31-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Strava's app won't work with sensors (including...

Strava's app won't work with sensors (including HRM) anymore. You need another app or device to record the data and then send it to Strava if you want them to have it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,179
Posted By noodle soup

Not really, but you frequently answer questions...

Not really, but you frequently answer questions with a link to something you read, instead of talking about your actual experience on the subject.

I ride in the same area as the OP, and told him...
12-27-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By chadtrent

Yeah. Got it figured out. But I do have a sheet...

Yeah. Got it figured out. But I do have a sheet given to me by the person that did my fitting that shows all the measurements for my fit. I use it whenever I get a new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,179
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Rule of thumb (which isn't always true) is that...

Rule of thumb (which isn't always true) is that you can ignore the max pressure on the tire, but should pay attention to the max pressure of the rim.

But for a 32 mm and a not super heavy rider,...
12-26-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By chadtrent

Well, yes I am older. I'm about two weeks older...

Well, yes I am older. I'm about two weeks older than the last time I rode that I didn't have this problem.
12-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,961
Posted By Biker395

I like old school triples, and run the standard...

I like old school triples, and run the standard (or what used to be the standard) Shimano road triple in front with a 30 tooth chain ring. In back, the largest cog on the cassette is a 28. So I...
12-22-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,826
Posted By berner

DOB 1938. This was back at the close of the...

DOB 1938. This was back at the close of the bronze age. I find the loss of performance can be slowed but not stopped. One tactic is when not motivated for a long ride, just to get out there and ride...
12-22-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By easyupbug

My experience is with industrial ceramic...

My experience is with industrial ceramic bearings, not on a bicycle so I will follow this with interest. If you have full ceramic bearings (balls and races) or hybrid (ceramic balls only) the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,616
Posted By Racing Dan

As noted before, your bottom gear is much too...

As noted before, your bottom gear is much too high to maintain a high cadence. Even 60 rpm takes substantial power if the slope is 16%. Id suggest a 30/34 or 30/36 bottom gear rather than 34/32.
Forum: Touring
12-21-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By tyrion

Maybe just order the Uber, and when it shows up...

Maybe just order the Uber, and when it shows up offer them $20 tip for the extra hassle.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,616
Posted By big john

Ever hear the expression "sandbagger"? ...

Ever hear the expression "sandbagger"?

You're obviously quite strong/fit if you do those climbs. My point was if you are doing those climbs you already know that when you're on an 18% grade...
12-15-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,879
Posted By wolfchild

Department store bikes are of very low quality...

Department store bikes are of very low quality and poor assembly and never fit right. They are not designed to be ridden often or for riding long distances ....If you're looking for something cheap,...
12-12-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Crankycrank

For graph challenged types, such as myself, I...

For graph challenged types, such as myself, I like this calculator. BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Ratio Chart (http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios)
12-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By djb

Sheldon brown one cuz it's straightforward and...

Sheldon brown one cuz it's straightforward and clearly shows percentage jumps between each shift

And the "HTML gear calculator" because it's so flexible, you can change stuff on the fly and easily...
12-12-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By reconnaissance

Gear - Inches chart for reference

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/0368ffa5_13f5_4df5_acfa_85f54b3582fd_52382cdc4bc7a95a10c4cb8fe61c0813c8f8cae3.png
12-11-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 217,730
Posted By PilotFishBob

Bird videos are great - until the cat launches...

Bird videos are great - until the cat launches into the screen. Ask me how I know...
...
12-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,462
Posted By TakingMyTime

Ultimate resolution to my original post

Sorry to dredge up this old post but I just wanted to let all the members who participated in this thread know that I have made it through to the other side of the Medicare "Adventure" and lived to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,178
Posted By FlashBazbo

Now, let me get this straight. On this forum,...

Now, let me get this straight. On this forum, where nobody agrees with anybody about anything . . . nobody who has tried 28mm wide tires didn't like them??? EVERYBODY who tried them liked them?
...
12-04-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,786
Posted By tcs

I had a fella at the LBS tell me the helmet age...

I had a fella at the LBS tell me the helmet age 'rule'. I pointed out that the helmet I was holding had been manufactured eight months prior and requested a prorated price. He further explained...
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