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Forum: Foo
08-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 244
Posted By downtube42

Was this a crack, as in cocaine, commando unit,...

Was this a crack, as in cocaine, commando unit, or a crack, as in highly effective, commando unit?

If the former, were they fueled by crack cocaine, or were they cracking down on the crack cocaine...
Replies: 72
Views: 7,920
Posted By downtube42

First ride, about six flat miles. After a few...

First ride, about six flat miles. After a few tweaks I went out for a hilly 12 mile ride before dinner. So nice; I set three Strava PRs in my excitement. Reach is a little longer than my previous...
08-04-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 685
Posted By downtube42

I've always had a rough adjustment period after a...

I've always had a rough adjustment period after a hard ride. It's worse when hot. Doesn't matter if the ride is 30 miles or 200, after I stop I have a bout of light headedness. Blood pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,195
Posted By downtube42

Just trendy. It takes energy to create...

Just trendy.

It takes energy to create sound. It should be optimized away.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,703
Posted By downtube42

Oh great, my hill repeat workout is going to look...

Oh great, my hill repeat workout is going to look like I'm chasing local legend status.
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By downtube42

Every conversation you have ends up with you...

Every conversation you have ends up with you talking about computers, and the other person looking for an exit strategy.
07-21-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,411
Posted By downtube42

Nobody dies of covid, don't you know? They die of...

Nobody dies of covid, don't you know? They die of pneumonia, their heart stops, they have a stroke, they suffocate. It's not the deaths that matter, just how you categorized them. You don't have to...
07-19-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By downtube42

"There are no limits, only plateaus" - Bruce Lee ...

"There are no limits, only plateaus" - Bruce Lee

Of course there's a limit somewhere, but it's so far away it might as well not exist.
07-18-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By downtube42

Science? There's the scientific method, which...

Science? There's the scientific method, which nobody here is following, and there's the current body of scientific knowledge, which is to say, the current theories that we know are mostly wrong but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,143
Posted By downtube42

What's the cost to change later, if you so...

What's the cost to change later, if you so decide? Probably not much more.

Nobody can tell you if 34-30 is sufficient for you. Your power to weight ratio, the grades you want to climb, and your...
07-15-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 613,972
Posted By downtube42

Indeed. Prestige double butted Cro Mo Tange.

Indeed. Prestige double butted Cro Mo Tange.
07-15-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 613,972
Posted By downtube42

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Not quite riding it yet. Will be for randonneuring, general road...
07-15-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By downtube42

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
07-14-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,924
Posted By downtube42

Tom Green county, where I used to live in west...

Tom Green county, where I used to live in west Texas, caught my eye with 95 new cases today. It's dry, hot, cactus and rattlesnake country. San Angelo is the big city (pop. 100k), proud in its...
07-14-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By downtube42

There's an element of it that's just... allow...

There's an element of it that's just... allow myself to get hungry before mealtime. I think this is sustainable.

I'm working from home now. While there is a kitchen at home, there is no vending...
07-14-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,186
Posted By downtube42

This is a situation where taking to a medical...

This is a situation where taking to a medical professional who has experience with older athletes would be beneficial. There are possible underlying medical causes, that make assumptions and advice...
07-13-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By downtube42

Outta Here

At 193, down from 219 pre-covid. First time under 200 in almost three years. Lack of restaurant dining has been a boon.

Climbing the grades and here is a heck of a lot easier with 26 pounds...
07-13-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,828
Posted By downtube42

https://www.strava.com/heatmap...

https://www.strava.com/heatmap (https://www.strava.com/heatmap#4.87/-83.97593/47.36046/hot/all)

Mix up the intensity. Intervals, recovery rides, tempo rides, longer rides, shorter rides.
Strap...
Replies: 72
Views: 7,920
Posted By downtube42

Nice. Yes obviously you're right about the fork. ...

Nice. Yes obviously you're right about the fork.

Things are shaping up, either acquired, ordered, or in process...

Fork: Fog cutter cro-mo (QR dropouts)
Rear hub: White Industries XMR QR 135...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By downtube42

This. There is no feeling better than...

This.

There is no feeling better than demoralizing your compatriots with the "thunk" of an upshift, when you left something in the tank and they didn't.
07-04-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,793
Posted By downtube42

My fastest 200k ever was a 11pm departure out of...

My fastest 200k ever was a 11pm departure out of San Angelo, TX. July 14, 2017. 07:30 elapsed time, solo. I'll tell you what, I did that ride several times at night, and it's darned spooky out there...
Replies: 72
Views: 7,920
Posted By downtube42

OP with an update. Yesterday I came home...

OP with an update.

Yesterday I came home with a Soma Fog Cutter frame. (in a box, carried by me on a bike for 10 miles from Universal, but that's another story). It's gorgeous.

Parts acquired...
07-04-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,930
Posted By downtube42

Calling for the sacrifice of the Others plays...

Calling for the sacrifice of the Others plays well when you're not one of the Others.

Divide and conquer, baby, divide and conquer.
07-04-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,930
Posted By downtube42

This argument is used frequently, and it misses...

This argument is used frequently, and it misses entirely what it means to be human. Compassion isn't a flaw, it's a survival mechanism. Furthermore, our ability to communicate is a radical survival...
06-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,463
Posted By downtube42

Logic can only dismantle what was built with...

Logic can only dismantle what was built with logic. New information can only only change ideas built upon information.

I do have a friend who's brother recently left a religious cult after 16...
Forum: Foo
06-28-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By downtube42

The sad thing about high school seniors who think...

The sad thing about high school seniors who think those will be the best days of their lives is, for too many itf them it's actually true.

My mom grew up in the great depression, and those...
06-27-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,463
Posted By downtube42

People seem to think that the virus will be...

People seem to think that the virus will be understanding and fair. After all, since all those protestors got together and did stuff, shouldn't non protestors be able to get their hair cut?

It's...
06-23-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,650
Posted By downtube42

Doesn't matter. I mean, I carry both, but one day...

Doesn't matter. I mean, I carry both, but one day you'll find it doesn't matter what you decided. Eventually something will break you can't fix, and your phone will be either dead or in your garage....
06-22-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,965
Posted By downtube42

A $500 bike hangs in the garage because the owner...

A $500 bike hangs in the garage because the owner isn't really interested in riding.

A $5000 bike hangs in the garage because the owner is scared of what might happen to it if he rides.
Forum: Foo
06-22-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By downtube42

Seriously, when I moved to Texas the plan was to...

Seriously, when I moved to Texas the plan was to stay at least five years. We made the mistake of vacationing in Norway. After weeks in the cool green, when that plane was descending into the hot dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,484
Posted By downtube42

If you want to do it with data, go for it. I...

If you want to do it with data, go for it. I believe a data driven approach to training will, if followed, yield the best result. I can't help at all. There are books on the topic

I've followed a...
06-20-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By downtube42

On a flat bar rigid MTB with slicks, which is...

On a flat bar rigid MTB with slicks, which is pretty hybridish. I was with a good buddy, we chatted the whole way. After a while we rolled into town and we're like, seriously, that's it? It was a...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By downtube42

Thanks to this thread, I just bought ten of these...

Thanks to this thread, I just bought ten of these at $3.99. I'm thinking panniers, handlebar bag, seat bag, who knows. I have lots of bikes with places for bags.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By downtube42

Not to overstate, but it's been a mini quality of...

Not to overstate, but it's been a mini quality of life enhancement.
06-17-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,315
Posted By downtube42

Sometimes, sure. Usually I'll tell myself I'll...

Sometimes, sure. Usually I'll tell myself I'll just ride a couple miles just to move. Sometimes that's what happens, but a lot of times I end up doing quite a bit more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,981
Posted By downtube42

Oh, you're right, that was the Blackbird. ...

Oh, you're right, that was the Blackbird.

The space shuttle story I was thinking of was a phone in to Car Talk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moAqzM4ptm8
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,981
Posted By downtube42

The older we get, the less raw athletic potential...

The older we get, the less raw athletic potential we have. Most of us recreational athletes have so much headroom to our potential, we can stave off significant performance loss for a long time....
Forum: Foo
06-11-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,095
Posted By downtube42

The spine is a mechanically complicated thing,...

The spine is a mechanically complicated thing, with a nerve bundle running up the middle and smaller bundles branching out. Muscles, tendons, discs keep it all aligned and enable movement. Our modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,981
Posted By downtube42

On a 1200k like PBP the fast guys on the front...

On a 1200k like PBP the fast guys on the front suffer by choice, finishing with no sleep in 43ish hours. The real, brutal, life changing suffering happens at the back. People just barely making the...
06-09-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By downtube42

I broke my neck on a fast twisty descent last...

I broke my neck on a fast twisty descent last October, just about a mile from my house. I was cleared to ride in early February. I knew I'd get back there eventually, but I've not been a hurry. Just...
06-07-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,008
Posted By downtube42

I'd be really happy if you could find a noise I...

I'd be really happy if you could find a noise I can hear before my wife does. Because she flipping always hears bikes coming first, and seems to somewhat enjoy grabbing my sleeve and yanking me aside...
06-06-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,210
Posted By downtube42

False dichotomy. Law enforcement does not...

False dichotomy.

Law enforcement does not require corruption and racism.. It's just been there so long we have accepted it as fundamentally true.
Forum: Foo
06-06-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By downtube42

Y'all are getting this wrong. She's saying, "Hey...

Y'all are getting this wrong. She's saying, "Hey mf, If I was bigger, this would be you."

Now that one that drug a rabbit home? I'd be sleeping with one eye open.
06-01-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,782
Posted By downtube42

I suggest upgrading to clips for safety and...

I suggest upgrading to clips for safety and focusing on working together as a team. Whichever starting technique you use, you'll get better with time. FWIW, I think if the captain is significantly...
05-28-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,075
Posted By downtube42

The Fred family tree had many branches. Deep in...

The Fred family tree had many branches. Deep in Fred history, Fred showed up for a club ride in gym shorts, gym shoes, tee shirt, with a POS bike, then proceeded to drop the group. This is the root...
05-25-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,584
Posted By downtube42

When I lived in Columbus, IN, I could leave my...

When I lived in Columbus, IN, I could leave my bike outside unlocked at work without concern. One snowy day I even left it overnight unlocked. Of course it was there in the morning.

Now I live in...
05-24-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,060
Posted By downtube42

I don't know what it's like to ride a too-big...

I don't know what it's like to ride a too-big Conti, but in my view they are a comfortable ride. Heavy, obviously, but if you're racing nothing but the sun, that's not such an issue. You could ride...
05-23-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By downtube42

Chain tool and quick link will get you going in a...

Chain tool and quick link will get you going in a number of low probability situations.

If your chain is proper length, then removing one damaged link will make the big/big combination unusable,...
05-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,314
Posted By downtube42

Next Friday I'll drive up to the Seattle area and...

Next Friday I'll drive up to the Seattle area and do a100k out and back that's about 30% in couger country. My take on fatal risks is something like

1 automobile accident driving up
2 automobile...
05-21-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,752
Posted By downtube42

I've had the fortune to ride thousands of miles...

I've had the fortune to ride thousands of miles in Indiana/Ohio/Kentucky/Tennessee, in the Carolinas, in Florida, in west Texas, in the PNW, and a smattering of miles in other states. The friendliest...
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