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07-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,691
Posted By bbbean

I have A-B tested both parts of that, hence my...

I have A-B tested both parts of that, hence my clean shaven stems.
07-18-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,576
Posted By bbbean

You meant within the next few days. I just saw...

You meant within the next few days. I just saw him in a segment on stage 11. I appreciated his insights and perspective.
07-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,691
Posted By bbbean

1) Let me assure you from personal experience...

1) Let me assure you from personal experience that road rash and dog bites are MUCH easier to clean and heal on smooth legs (and arms).
2) Check out the specialized wind tunnel testing.

Worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,800
Posted By bbbean

Not *that* unusual. I get 4-6000 miles out of a...

Not *that* unusual. I get 4-6000 miles out of a set of tires before I put them in the winter training / trainer pile, and I've only worn out one winter/training tire in 6 winters of 500-1000 trainer...
07-08-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,691
Posted By bbbean

Please review:...

Please review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
07-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,691
Posted By bbbean

Not a problem if you race criteriums.

Not a problem if you race criteriums.
07-08-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,691
Posted By bbbean

How do you feel about people who obsess on men's...

How do you feel about people who obsess on men's legs?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,800
Posted By bbbean

I have no problem patching latex tubes. You just...

I have no problem patching latex tubes. You just have to take the time to do it right (i.e., let the glue dry before you put the patch on.).

BB
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,800
Posted By bbbean

Yes. Patch your tubes. I very rarely get leaky...

Yes. Patch your tubes. I very rarely get leaky patches, and they last a season if not longer. Just be sure you use good patches, and take time to install them properly. When I have a patched tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,168
Posted By bbbean

Thank you so much for your valuable post. Not...

Thank you so much for your valuable post. Not only have you provided critical and useful information, but your virtue signaling has let us know we are in the presence of our true superior. Thank you...
06-28-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,317
Posted By bbbean

We're all busy racing. Go do some intervals or...

We're all busy racing. Go do some intervals or something.
06-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Posted By bbbean

I don't recall specifying a fee for coaching or...

I don't recall specifying a fee for coaching or for selecting a coach arbitrarily. I do know I have seen some monumentally bad advice offered on forums, so until he has the experience and tools to...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By bbbean

The engineers argue that there is more individual...

The engineers argue that there is more individual variation among members of either gender than there is between the genders as a group. If you find a bike that fits and suits your needs, use it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,986
Posted By bbbean

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-26-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,137
Posted By bbbean

Get thee to a coach, or at least a good coaching...

Get thee to a coach, or at least a good coaching app. There are a number of good books and websites out there to give you a structured approach to training with power, and a good structured approach...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By bbbean

My Zeros have roughly 35000 miles on them, and...

My Zeros have roughly 35000 miles on them, and they still function properly. My cleats last a season or two (7-8000 miles/yr) before they start to get worn. I do lube them once a week or so.
06-25-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By bbbean

Trial and error, varies by course and condition....

Trial and error, varies by course and condition. You can run a lot lower pressure in the mud than on rocks and roots. Start at 35 and work your way down til you find the right feel for you.
06-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By bbbean

You can get pepper spray that comes with a wrist...

You can get pepper spray that comes with a wrist holster. They make it for runners, and it's light and easy to deal with.
06-25-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,927
Posted By bbbean

Tire liners tend to be heavy, stiff, a hassle to...

Tire liners tend to be heavy, stiff, a hassle to deal with, and slow. Unless you are specifically riding through goathead infested trails on a regular basis, you're better off going with tubeless and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,168
Posted By bbbean

Weather, battery life, theft, vibration, cost of...

Weather, battery life, theft, vibration, cost of replacing a bike computer vs replacing an iPhone, etc. My phone lives safely in a jersey pocket or in a zip lock if there's weather. If my Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,168
Posted By bbbean

My Garmins work perfectly 95-99% of the time. If...

My Garmins work perfectly 95-99% of the time. If I wasn't obsessive over my data, I might not notice when the software doesn't work right. To be fair, most of the software I use works 95-99% of the...
06-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,665
Posted By bbbean

No. No one ever noticed that.

No. No one ever noticed that.
06-11-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,531
Posted By bbbean

Thanks. I appreciate the perspective.

Thanks. I appreciate the perspective.
06-11-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,075
Posted By bbbean

Initially, you can learn A LOT by testing...

Initially, you can learn A LOT by testing yourself before, during, and after exercise as well as meals. That was my primary way of figuring out which foods spiked my blood sugar and which ones just...
06-11-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,531
Posted By bbbean

I'll be there for the RRs. So how do the...

I'll be there for the RRs.

So how do the NSG Nats compare to USAC Master's races? In MO, there are only a few of us that race both, and we can count on podiums at the State Senior Games, but tend...
06-11-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,075
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, I lowered my A1c from 9.something to 4.9...

FWIW, I lowered my A1c from 9.something to 4.9 through diet and exercise, and have been there consistently since 2013. **What works for me** is a moderately low carb diet off the bike (25-30% carbs),...
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By bbbean

Your mother must be so proud.

Your mother must be so proud.
06-05-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,641
Posted By bbbean

A passing thought on the lightweight/ low...

A passing thought on the lightweight/ low security lock strategy:

A lock is only one part of your security strategy. Essentially, your lock relates to security in the same way to your helmet...
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By bbbean

Great thing about a free market is that we can...

Great thing about a free market is that we can all choose among available options based on our own unique situation, preferences, and priorities. Gotta love supply and demand.
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By bbbean

I have and the driver was fine with it. We put...

I have and the driver was fine with it. We put the bike in the trunk and he drove me home.
06-05-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,448
Posted By bbbean

That's why atheists are safest on the MUP -...

That's why atheists are safest on the MUP - https://youtu.be/wogta8alHiU
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,247
Posted By bbbean

Only if you mean the normalized or avg power...

Only if you mean the normalized or avg power during the interval. Knowing AP or NP for the entire ride doesn't tell you what you were doing during the intervals.

BB
06-05-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,650
Posted By bbbean

Shaving's cheaper.

Shaving's cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By bbbean

45-55 is the most popular depth I see at road...

45-55 is the most popular depth I see at road races, and I run a 55 for every day and 65 for race day. Either woudl be fine for an every day wheel, and you're not going to have wind issues in...
06-04-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,650
Posted By bbbean

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
06-03-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,507
Posted By bbbean

It's almost as if I hadn't followed that quote...

It's almost as if I hadn't followed that quote with "I try not to talk too much about the specifics of what I did, because it has been my experience that individual responses to diet vary widely....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,364
Posted By bbbean

What on earth is a "race shirt"?

What on earth is a "race shirt"?
06-03-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,507
Posted By bbbean

Someone said they'd never seen a study...

Someone said they'd never seen a study correlating blood pressure and low carbs. As I noted in the post, "A quick Google produced" a couple of links directing one to studies showing a correlation.
...
06-03-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,507
Posted By bbbean

A quick Google produced; ...

A quick Google produced;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6405669

https://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20100125/low-carb-diet-lowers-blood-pressure#1
05-30-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,641
Posted By bbbean

Given that cable locks can also be cut easily ...

Given that cable locks can also be cut easily (https://youtu.be/tVCqGMIz_iU), the Ottolock certainly isn't at a disadvantage compared to other non U-locks.

Perhaps what people object to is the...
05-30-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,391
Posted By bbbean

My Di2 requires dramatically less service and...

My Di2 requires dramatically less service and adjustment than my manual drivetrain (both Ultegra). A battery charge lasts for months (I charge it 2-3 times a year), I can tweak my adjustments while...
05-30-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,641
Posted By bbbean

Keep in mind that if a thief is prepared enough...

Keep in mind that if a thief is prepared enough to be carrying tools, he's going to steal your bike 90% of the time, regardless of whether you locked it with an Ottolock or 75 lbs of logging chain, 3...
05-30-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,641
Posted By bbbean

Nice.

Nice.
05-30-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,641
Posted By bbbean

In other words, Ottolock performs as advertised,...

In other words, Ottolock performs as advertised, has a great security to weight ration, and lives up to the hype.

Comparing an Ottolock to a U lock is like comparing a Jeep to a Porsche. Both are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,874
Posted By bbbean

Yes. It makes a lot of difference.

Yes. It makes a lot of difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,247
Posted By bbbean

Stages, Pioneer, Power Tap, Shimano, Quark, SRM,...

Stages, Pioneer, Power Tap, Shimano, Quark, SRM, et al. There are a wide variety of power meters that are crank or hub based, and it's pretty easy to come up with a decent power meter under $500,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,364
Posted By bbbean

The justification for high quality bottoms has...

The justification for high quality bottoms has everything to do with the chamois. Lots of people can make a spandex short or bib that fits and is supportive - it's spandex after all. But when you...
05-29-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,610
Posted By bbbean

A taxi is simply a car for hire. If I drive you...

A taxi is simply a car for hire. If I drive you to your destination and charge a fee, I'm a taxi. If I drive you to your destination for free, I'm not. Simple.
05-29-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,610
Posted By bbbean

Because they are. they are the...

Because they are.




they are the same. You pay a fee, someone drives you somewhere. The specifics of who owns the car, the specific agreement between the company and the driver, and whether...
05-29-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,890
Posted By bbbean

You have a doctor. That is who you should ask...

You have a doctor. That is who you should ask this question.
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