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02-20-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By caloso

28F. That's about as cold as gets here and...

28F. That's about as cold as gets here and people start freaking out about their citrus trees freezing.
110F. I did a 70 mile road race in that heat. I went through at least 10 bottles. I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 622
Posted By caloso

Yep. I race CX on a straightup race bike, but...

Yep. I race CX on a straightup race bike, but it's fun on gravel. Heck, I've ridden it on singletrack and done some of the local mtb races on it.
02-20-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,951
Posted By caloso

I feel like I'm going through this myself this...

I feel like I'm going through this myself this year, although involuntarily. I have a work assignment that's made it virtually impossible for me to do the kind of consistent training that will let...
02-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By caloso

Triathletes just go in their shorts.

Triathletes just go in their shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,258
Posted By caloso

Not really. You'd have to head east to...

Not really. You'd have to head east to Folsom/Auburn/El Dorado to find anything forested. The trails along the ARBT are officially off limits to bikes, but the biggest hazard is the number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,258
Posted By caloso

Can you lower the tire pressure?

Can you lower the tire pressure?
02-16-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By caloso

30x21 is 37.5 gear inches. Everybody's...

30x21 is 37.5 gear inches. Everybody's different, but that's pretty low.
02-16-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By caloso

And I'm going to mention Strade Bianche. ...

And I'm going to mention Strade Bianche. (https://youtu.be/bTFsu22fG4I?t=2912)

Plus, we have a handful of road races in NorCal where the paved roads are rougher than the dirt ones. A road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By caloso

Agree with the others that 2 or 3 times a week...

Agree with the others that 2 or 3 times a week works well.
02-13-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By caloso

I agree with the others. We face this all the...

I agree with the others. We face this all the time going from Sacramento (elev. 25ft) to Tahoe (6200ft). If you have a couple of sleeps at altitude, that will make a big difference.
02-12-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By caloso

I remember. You were killing it.

I remember. You were killing it.
02-12-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,578
Posted By caloso

You can also turn them into cyclists, recruit...

You can also turn them into cyclists, recruit them on to your race team, and now races and training rides are also father-son bonding time.
...
02-12-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,524
Posted By caloso

You can certainly do some serious indoor training...

You can certainly do some serious indoor training on a spin bike; no one disputes that. The thing is that you're either going to have to find a coach/class like climb14er or do it yourself. ...
02-11-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By caloso

Chains are consumables. I usually use whatever's...

Chains are consumables. I usually use whatever's on sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,041
Posted By caloso

Yep. The bike I was talking about upgrading was...

Yep. The bike I was talking about upgrading was 4 bikes ago.
02-11-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By caloso

My wife has relatives in Beaverton (west of PDX)...

My wife has relatives in Beaverton (west of PDX) and I have enjoyed some really nice riding SW of there. I believe that's Washington and Tualatin County. Once you get past the edge of the suburbs,...
02-11-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By caloso

I was wondering about that. My son is 16 and has...

I was wondering about that. My son is 16 and has been doing juniors races since he was 11. Last year I started letting him do Cat 5 and 4/5 races, and he’s done fine so I was looking to see if...
02-10-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,362
Posted By caloso

I am pretty wiped. 2 crits on Saturday and MTB on...

I am pretty wiped. 2 crits on Saturday and MTB on Sunday. Still haven’t gotten a MTB so did it on my CX. As usual mostly got passed on the downs. Suboptimal. But I did look at a Stumpjumper...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,548
Posted By caloso

61 starters in the Cat 4/5 race at Folsom this...

61 starters in the Cat 4/5 race at Folsom this morning. I think that’s a positive sign.

...
02-09-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By caloso

Great gravel (and dry CX) tires.

Great gravel (and dry CX) tires.
02-07-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By caloso

I think that was a real point of pride for the...

I think that was a real point of pride for the Trek folks at the time: that you could walk into your LBS and ride out with a TdF-ready bike. (It certainly worked on me: I bought a '00 5200, which...
02-06-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 236,428
Posted By caloso

Whoa. That's hot.

Whoa. That's hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,577
Posted By caloso

I usually ride a 54. Stock 54 frames typically...

I usually ride a 54. Stock 54 frames typically come with a 100mm stem and I'll put on a 120.
02-06-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,993
Posted By caloso

Just lovely.

Just lovely.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,577
Posted By caloso

That is weird. I have short legs and a long...

That is weird. I have short legs and a long torso so whenever I buy a stock bike I swap in a longer stem. In addition to feeling less bunched up, it slows the steering a touch, which I like.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,548
Posted By caloso

My kids' K-6 school was nearly impossible to get...

My kids' K-6 school was nearly impossible to get to by bike during rush hour, but middle school was a lot better. My son rode nearly every day. Once he got to HS, we thought he might have to give it...
02-06-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 236,428
Posted By caloso

In bike news, I've gotten the spousal blessing to...

In bike news, I've gotten the spousal blessing to buy a mountain bike. I'm leaning towards a hardtail which I think will be optimal for the local race series, but half my friends say I should get a...
02-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 236,428
Posted By caloso

Knowingly filing a frivolous claim or motion is...

Knowingly filing a frivolous claim or motion is grounds for discipline. In California, and I'm sure in every other jurisdiction. And it can be grounds for a court to impose sanctions. The thing is,...
02-06-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By caloso

That was great.

That was great.
02-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,197
Posted By caloso

If I had to get rid of all my bikes save one, I...

If I had to get rid of all my bikes save one, I would probably keep my CX bike. I've raced it for CX (duh), take it on gravel rides, did a few MTB races on it (suboptimal but doable), commute on it,...
02-06-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,524
Posted By caloso

Most spin classes are on exercise bikes with...

Most spin classes are on exercise bikes with heavy flywheels and no freehub, so they are essentially like riding a fixed gear. If you spend a lot of time on a fixed gear, you are prone to developing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,691
Posted By caloso

I should get on that. 105's will last forever.

I should get on that. 105's will last forever.
02-05-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 236,428
Posted By caloso

I feel pretty smug that I knew about Shakira...

I feel pretty smug that I knew about Shakira before she started singing in English.

(My sister's partner is Colombian and she loaded a bunch of her early stuff on my iPod back in the day.)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,577
Posted By caloso

It depends. You're more likely to save...

It depends.

You're more likely to save money on the complete bike, particularly if it's a totally modern bike. On the other hand, you can build up an awesome bike for very little if your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,400
Posted By caloso

Also, re fast bikes: I occasionally see this guy...

Also, re fast bikes: I occasionally see this guy on the ARBT who rides a TT bike. He's got what appears to be a plastic storage bin attached to a seatpost-beam rack. So it's waterproof and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,400
Posted By caloso

That Tailfin looks ideal for your situation. I...

That Tailfin looks ideal for your situation. I have primarily ridden my race bike to work for many years, in order to incorporate training on the way in or to hit Tuesday Night Worlds after. I...
02-04-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 407
Posted By caloso

My guess is that you'll just need to swap free...

My guess is that you'll just need to swap free hub bodies. Check out https://hedcycling.com/hed-hub-bodies/

(I did a similar thing with some Easton Wheels, so I could use a really nice...
02-04-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By caloso

Wow. Well done!

Wow. Well done!
02-03-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By caloso

Zwift steel frame. It’s available after level 7.

Zwift steel frame. It’s available after level 7.
02-03-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By caloso

I'm sure you could, with a seam ripper and a lot...

I'm sure you could, with a seam ripper and a lot of patience. Or you could just go to Dick's/Big 5/Sports Authority and get a pair of generic running tights.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By caloso

If you don't need 3 rings up front, I'd just get...

If you don't need 3 rings up front, I'd just get a double crankset.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,950
Posted By caloso

I occasionally drive when the weather is foul and...

I occasionally drive when the weather is foul and I have to wear a suit for a hearing or meeting. Because of a change of assignment, I'll be in hearings 4 days a week till April, so for the first...
Forum: Foo
02-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 874
Posted By caloso

Forty Niner Faithful since birth!

Forty Niner Faithful since birth!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By caloso

Quattro Assi ("four aces") ...

Quattro Assi ("four aces")

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/58cm-quattro-assi-250
Bike Works NYC-Collections-Quattro Assi road bike (http://www.bikecult.com/works/collections/qaJB03.html)
01-31-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By caloso

I just put some Michelin Proteks on my old...

I just put some Michelin Proteks on my old Rockhopper to commutify it. Great tires, but not tubeless ready.
01-31-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24,952
Views: 2,392,252
Posted By caloso

Did my kid's school commute with him, then rode...

Did my kid's school commute with him, then rode up the levee trail to my office downtown. He's riding 13mi round trip, plus doing conditioning for track on top of that. Fittest 15 year old I know....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By caloso

I’m 5’9”. I look for tall guys to hide behind....

I’m 5’9”. I look for tall guys to hide behind. Some of them are like riding behind a bus.
01-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By caloso

FWIW, single speed cross racing is a thing.

FWIW, single speed cross racing is a thing.
01-29-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,787
Posted By caloso

I have the Road ID app on my phone but rarely use...

I have the Road ID app on my phone but rarely use it. Instead I just text my wife my route. She can see where I am with Find My Friends
01-28-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By caloso

https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/various-manu...

https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/various-manufacturers-4.5mm-spacer-for-7-speed-cassettes-2127.htm
or
https://problemsolversbike.com/products/drivetrain/cassette_spacers_-_24987
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