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07-17-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By caloso

Yes! Rodeocross is a blast and a half! Absolutely...

Yes! Rodeocross is a blast and a half! Absolutely you should do it.
07-16-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13,704
Views: 704,296
Posted By caloso

Did some sweet spot 2x20’s and they were actually...

Did some sweet spot 2x20’s and they were actually sweet.
07-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 719
Posted By caloso

Straight up racism. Take that somewhere else.

Straight up racism. Take that somewhere else.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By caloso

Yup. I learned this lesson myself and now err on...

Yup. I learned this lesson myself and now err on the side of smaller.
07-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By caloso

I doubt I use more than 3 or 4 cogs of the...

I doubt I use more than 3 or 4 cogs of the cassette when I'm on the trainer. In fact, I had to get a cheap cassette because I was wearing out the middle cogs.
07-15-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By caloso

Are there tires glued to these wheels? If so,...

Are there tires glued to these wheels? If so, what kind of shape are they in? If not, are you willing to deal with (or pay someone for) gluing and mounting new tires?
07-15-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 719
Posted By caloso

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d2...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d25f5aead0c6/tumblr_mmnxs40eBG1rg158mo1_500.jpg
07-15-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By caloso

You could pull apart the freehub body and pour...

You could pull apart the freehub body and pour some Phil's Tenacious Oil in there.
07-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 719
Posted By caloso

SSCX is a thing.

SSCX is a thing.
07-15-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By caloso

As others have said, ride more often. And there...

As others have said, ride more often. And there are plenty of flat places in the city. You can always do loops of the Polo Grounds to build up miles.
07-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,245
Posted By caloso

1) don't obsess over cadence 2) that said, if...

1) don't obsess over cadence
2) that said, if you're thinking about your cadence, chances are you could spin a bit faster
3) nobody ever regretted improving their spin
07-14-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By caloso

Strong riders are strong.

Strong riders are strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By caloso

Screaming deal.

Screaming deal.
07-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By caloso

I guess youíre right. I only searched TP for...

I guess youíre right. I only searched TP for segments of 1hr+. Now if I search for VO2 max intervals, there are 1200kcal/hr. But by definition, those efforts are not sustainable.
07-12-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By caloso

The only time I’ve seen 700kcal/hr is in a race.

The only time I’ve seen 700kcal/hr is in a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By caloso

Oh, then just swap those other wheels in and see...

Oh, then just swap those other wheels in and see if they fit. And a rim that can take a 23 can take a 25.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By caloso

Road bikes of that vintage tended to have pretty...

Road bikes of that vintage tended to have pretty tight clearances. My bet is that 25mm might be your max. How much clearance do you have with 23s?
07-12-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By caloso

I've replaced all my external cam QRs with...

I've replaced all my external cam QRs with Ultegras. A few grams is totally worth the peace of mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,298
Posted By caloso

All the time. Especially on summer weekend...

All the time. Especially on summer weekend mornings.
07-12-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By caloso

Yes. A power meter will tell you how much energy...

Yes. A power meter will tell you how much energy you are expending.
07-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By caloso

Why not make it 3x longer and get 3x the power?

Why not make it 3x longer and get 3x the power?
07-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By caloso

We have quite a few segments around here that are...

We have quite a few segments around here that are out of reach since they've been part of the ToC, especially the ones in Yolo Co that lead into downtown Sac. They're crazy fast.
07-11-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By caloso

I’ve had a farmer’s tan since March.

I’ve had a farmer’s tan since March.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By caloso

Everybody's different and different shorts work...

Everybody's different and different shorts work for different folks' butts. However, I have never regretted spending to get quality shorts. In my case, Castelli.
07-11-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By caloso

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d2...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d92ce9afa40d97521494d25f5aead0c6/tumblr_mmnxs40eBG1rg158mo1_500.jpg

No suspension, no discs, no gears. Who needs Ďem?
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By caloso

Depends. On a wide, quiet, well-paved suburban...

Depends. On a wide, quiet, well-paved suburban street like that, I suppose it's as safe as anything else. On my commute -- narrow, busy, with cracks and potholes and lightrail tracks, not to...
07-11-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By caloso

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-PD-A515-1853.pdf

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-PD-A515-1853.pdf
07-11-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By caloso

Spinergy wheels and a threaded fork? So we're...

Spinergy wheels and a threaded fork? So we're building the Bike of the Future with 1999 technology?
07-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By caloso

this

this
07-11-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By caloso

Using "fasted" rather than "fasting," I...

Using "fasted" rather than "fasting," I understood the OP to be talking about fasted rides, which are essentially getting up and going for a longish ride at moderate pace in a fasted state. I do...
07-10-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,942
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,415
Posted By caloso

If you can't ride in hot sunshine, you can't ride...

If you can't ride in hot sunshine, you can't ride in Sacramento (City Motto: But It's A Dry Heat.)
07-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,345
Posted By caloso

Even more so if you do it on a fixed gear. ...

Even more so if you do it on a fixed gear. During the winter I'll take the FG down into the Delta and do some 50+ mile rides, no structure, just ride. When you get home, you're just wiped out. ...
07-09-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,942
Posted By caloso

The question is what is a good ride for you. ...

The question is what is a good ride for you. Right now, I think you're doing awesome, but in a few months 8 or 12 miles will feel like a warm up. Keep going, and keep going a little further or a...
07-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,022
Posted By caloso

Both Strava and Training Peaks do this.

Both Strava and Training Peaks do this.
Forum: Introductions
07-08-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By caloso

Hi, Laurie. Welcome. Another Sacramentan here. ...

Hi, Laurie. Welcome. Another Sacramentan here. Watch out for the turkeys on the ARBT!
07-08-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,345
Posted By caloso

The bottom of the Sacramento Valley is about as...

The bottom of the Sacramento Valley is about as flat as it gets. The only elevation change is from freeway overpasses and getting up on the levee road.
...
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By caloso

Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.
07-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,110
Posted By caloso

Except for track racing, of course.

Except for track racing, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,780
Posted By caloso

Meh. If you’re not putting others at risk,...

Meh. If you’re not putting others at risk, causing gaps, or otherwise being a jackass, I wouldn’t sweat it.
07-07-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By caloso

It would be nice if there were a straightforward...

It would be nice if there were a straightforward TSS to METS conversion but I could not find one.
07-07-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13,704
Views: 704,296
Posted By caloso

Saturday River Ride "A" version. Did better than...

Saturday River Ride "A" version. Did better than expected. Held on till about a mile from the final sprint and then even my Jedi Master tricks could not keep me attached. 165tss, and season highs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By caloso

Thatís great. Iíve spent more on tires!

Thatís great. Iíve spent more on tires!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By caloso

I would just get some entry level wheels from a...

I would just get some entry level wheels from a good manufacturer. You'll often see them on discount on the UK sites. Something like this: ...
07-05-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By caloso

3L of water, plus 3 bottles of gel, plus 9 Clif...

3L of water, plus 3 bottles of gel, plus 9 Clif blocks in 3 hours?
07-05-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,110
Posted By caloso

Okay, what will you shave your legs for then?

Okay, what will you shave your legs for then?
07-04-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,110
Posted By caloso

My reasons: tradition, road rash considerations,...

My reasons: tradition, road rash considerations, ease of applying sunscreen or embrocation. Also I hate the feel of the leg grippers pulling at hair.

But mostly vanity.
07-04-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By caloso

Weight. Primarily in your wallet.

Weight. Primarily in your wallet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,697
Posted By caloso

I have cadence but rarely look at it.

I have cadence but rarely look at it.
06-24-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13,704
Views: 704,296
Posted By caloso

Rented bikes this afternoon with my son in Denali...

Rented bikes this afternoon with my son in Denali NP. Not many trails to ride, but afterward, I uploaded Strava and I was no. 3 on one segment. Shoot, if I knew that I was so close I would have sent...
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