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06-19-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By Metaluna

“Ruin the bearings” is way too strong of a...

“Ruin the bearings” is way too strong of a description IMHO. If you have the preload too tight, it will subject the bearings to elevated wear, meaning your bottom bracket won’t last quite as long...
06-18-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,028
Posted By GlennR

All the group rides i've been on avoid the MUP. ...

All the group rides i've been on avoid the MUP.

We don't belong there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,866
Posted By PepeM

Why would a sponsored professional be paying for...

Why would a sponsored professional be paying for his own bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,866
Posted By rubiksoval

No, it wouldn't. I wouldn't ride harder...

No, it wouldn't.

I wouldn't ride harder because I was on a crappier bike. I'd ride the same and just be slower.
06-17-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By seamuis

If comparing two identical bikes, then...

If comparing two identical bikes, then effectively, no. A larger chainring/sprocket combination can reduce friction and technically make for a smoother more efficient drivetrain, by reducing the...
06-17-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 522
Posted By Bandera

No

No
06-17-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By cmh

He should keep eating that. Typically...

He should keep eating that.

Typically races at the 11 yr old junior level are pretty short and nutrition is not much of a factor. You could get a gel that he consumes 15-30 min before his race,...
06-17-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By Skipjacks

The Raceface Chesters that you already know about...

The Raceface Chesters that you already know about are my go to answer whenever this question comes up.

You can get cheaper but they won't spin as well nor take a hit from a curb as well. For the...
06-16-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By Ttoc6

Enjoy collegiate racing, totally made my college...

Enjoy collegiate racing, totally made my college experience. All my friends came from the club and it has lead to post-college life in much the same way.

ECCC is super competitive, but make...
06-15-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,929
Posted By onre

https://esp.iki.fi/tunturi-gravel.jpg Does...

https://esp.iki.fi/tunturi-gravel.jpg

Does this count? It's a Tunturi-branded road bike with a lugged frame from around 1980. A couple of days ago I got clincher wheels for it, and of course I had...
06-15-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By rubiksoval

You're inside. You're massively overheating. Very...

You're inside. You're massively overheating. Very common.

Get more fans and/or stronger AC.
06-13-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,527
Posted By Doge

I understand that part!

I understand that part!
06-13-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,527
Posted By Hermes

You are ready for the Strada Bianchi souther...

You are ready for the Strada Bianchi souther Italy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,924
Posted By RChung

Then ride it on your TT.

Then ride it on your TT.
06-11-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 165,957
Posted By Flatballer

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a...

Why am I incapable of just riding my bike, just a little, for fun?

My wife convinced me to take an hour one weekend morning and start going for a ride and she'd watch the kids (normally I get up...
06-09-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By TMonk

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada...

Yesterday I raced the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association Team Time Trial state champs with three of my buddies, and we won! We pulled off a whopping time of 45:36, averaging 30.1 MPH....
06-07-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,729
Posted By livedarklions

Stop starting stupid threads.

Stop starting stupid threads.
06-06-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,527
Posted By wktmeow

Can I just say I think it's super cool that those...

Can I just say I think it's super cool that those two photos look to be taken at almost the exact same time?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,848
Posted By rubiksoval

Even a broken clock...

Even a broken clock...
06-04-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By Hermes

Hanging in NorCal for a couple of days and rode...

Hanging in NorCal for a couple of days and rode the Canada TT course and the route to the fire station on Portola. It was windy and hotter than Hades. Doing it again tomorrow.
06-04-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

What he said! It took forever for it to click for...

What he said! It took forever for it to click for me but I'm finally starting to get the hang of it.

I turn it into a game sometimes, see how little I can hit the brakes. When others slow down I...
06-04-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By gerundium

this is where experience and racing lots gets you...

this is where experience and racing lots gets you ahead. Try being concious of these opportunities and taking them, gaining confidence doing this is a huge energy saver. Especially in big bunches...
06-03-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By mattm

This. Was scrolling through just to make...

This.

Was scrolling through just to make sure it had been posted.

Another way to say it is "if you're not passing, you're being passed"

Get used to moving up IN the field, so you don't have...
06-03-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By topflightpro

Someone once told me if you're not moving up in...

Someone once told me if you're not moving up in the group, you're moving backward. In my experience, that has pretty much always proven true. So, if you want to hold a position near the front, you...
06-03-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By TMonk

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's...

Well I think you have enough fitness for it, it's just getting back into the swing of things is taking a while. Do some more group rides and races!
05-30-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By wktmeow

Yea my garage is a hot mess right now haha....

Yea my garage is a hot mess right now haha. That's just a headboard leaning against the back of the Civic, we'll be taking it and the rest of the bed up to father-in-law's house so I don't have to...
05-30-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By TMonk

It's wktmeow's place. That is a bed frame, and...

It's wktmeow's place. That is a bed frame, and that is a broken old civic hatch that he is slowly repairing over time. He put a new head gasket in there.
05-30-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By TMonk

very cool!

very cool!
05-26-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By Retro Grouch

That little bit of size difference wouldn't blip...

That little bit of size difference wouldn't blip my radar. Given the choice, I'd rather use an inner tube that's a size small than one that's a size too large because it stuffs into the tire with...
05-24-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,603
Posted By bikeme

Just, wow.

This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and...
05-24-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,805
Posted By Paul Barnard

Breaking the law is not in and of itself unsafe,...

Breaking the law is not in and of itself unsafe, and in fact can be safer than compliance in certain circumstances. I see no irony in a person sporting swag for a bicycle lawyer network safely...
05-23-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By Heathpack

The cape is the best part

The cape is the best part
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,460
Posted By RShantz

That's normally my approach.

That's normally my approach.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,566
Posted By MoAlpha

Not quite. You can be hyponatremic with...

Not quite.

You can be hyponatremic with increased or decreased intravascular volume. Dehydration is often accompanied by hyponatremia and salt has to be replaced along with water.

In water...
05-21-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By Iride01

That's a great analogy and applicable to many of...

That's a great analogy and applicable to many of the things we argue here at BF.
05-16-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,730
Posted By Rajflyboy

Thanks for the advice!! thanks to all

Thanks for the advice!!

thanks to all
05-16-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,657
Posted By Kotts

I was captivated by this quote in the 6th Grade,...

I was captivated by this quote in the 6th Grade, and it has never left my imagination:
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a...
05-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ygduf

^^ good post. I didn't read the rest. Lock this...

^^ good post. I didn't read the rest. Lock this thread.
05-16-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By Psimet2001

We have officially/unofficially adopted an equal...

We have officially/unofficially adopted an equal price purse policy and have for years. Like above - you can pay 20 deep in the mens and 3 deep in the women's if you want but the pay is equal for the...
05-16-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By Hermes

I did not want to be the first one to suggest the...

I did not want to be the first one to suggest the above.:D. I would add M&Ms and Kit Kat.
05-16-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By wktmeow

105%-110% is what I aim for, but with a full 8-10...

105%-110% is what I aim for, but with a full 8-10 min recovery in between, not the 2 minute rest protocol. Then if I'm feeling good, I'll blow out the last interval. My best this year was ~113%
05-16-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,275
Posted By livedarklions

So wait, race "didn't cross your mind", and your...

So wait, race "didn't cross your mind", and your proof for that is the race of the perpetrator of a shooting four years before this incident?

WTF?
05-15-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By Eric S.

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it...

Only one of my bikes is 10sp and when setting it up, I left the 9sp chain on to see how it would work.

It doesn't!
05-15-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By burnthesheep

I gambled on having the form to do my 3x8 at...

I gambled on having the form to do my 3x8 at lunch today after some TSS yesterday, but decided to eat during a meeting before workout instead of after. Gamble paid off.

Finally hit the 3x8 @290. ...
05-15-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13,585
Views: 690,870
Posted By revchuck

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The...

Two hours at endurance pace this morning. The VO2 max intervals are affecting me more than expected; this morning's ride felt a good bit harder than it should have. I guess that means I needed...
05-15-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By DrIsotope

Average speed is just a number, formed out of a...

Average speed is just a number, formed out of a nearly infinite number of variables. It's almost meaningless, which is perhaps why people obsess over it so much-- we don't like things that are...
05-13-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,590
Posted By Slightspeed

Bermuda shorts and Kingston Trio shirts...

Bermuda shorts and Kingston Trio shirts notwithstanding, I don't remember many riders riding into their 70s and beyond like today. If it takes a little spandex to keep one moving, count me in. I'm...
05-09-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,327
Posted By Biker395

Same here. My Dad's side is iffy to say the...

Same here. My Dad's side is iffy to say the least. Riddled with alcoholism and heart disease. My Mom's is the opposite. My grandparents lived (and well) until 89 and 100 years old, and all of their...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,148
Posted By Psimet2001

I take it you missed his sarcasm. Integrated...

I take it you missed his sarcasm.

Integrated shift levers dramatically changed the entire experience of riding and made it infinitely safer by leaving the riders hands on the bars all the time.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,148
Posted By noodle soup

It has been asked, and here's the reply. ...

It has been asked, and here's the reply.







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