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Forum: Commuting
01-22-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By caloso

I have a reflectorized velcro strap that prevents...

I have a reflectorized velcro strap that prevents that. Occasionally I forget it, but I can use a rubber band or just tuck it into my sock.
01-22-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By caloso

I would just buy a new frame. The potential of...

I would just buy a new frame. The potential of catastrophic failure is too great.
01-22-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By caloso

I replaced all my external cam QRs with Ultegras....

I replaced all my external cam QRs with Ultegras. A few extra grams but absolutely bulletproof.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By caloso

Interesting. I ran those numbers on myself and...

Interesting. I ran those numbers on myself and it's within the ballpark of the VO2max that my Garmin calculates.
01-21-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By caloso

Do you mean the skewers? ...

Do you mean the skewers?

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They pretty much last forever.
01-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

That's what I thought too.

That's what I thought too.
01-20-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By caloso

If you ride on roads, you should have brakes (at...

If you ride on roads, you should have brakes (at least on the front). 99% of the time, you won’t need it and you can slow yourself with the pedals for the full fixie vibe. For the other 1%....
01-20-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 860
Posted By caloso

I bought my first decent road bike with the money...

I bought my first decent road bike with the money I saved after 6 months of sobriety. That was 21 years and quite a few bikes ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By caloso

https://www.velopress.com/books/training-and-racin...

https://www.velopress.com/books/training-and-racing-with-a-power-meter/
01-20-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

60 min of z2 on Zwift this morning. Managed to...

60 min of z2 on Zwift this morning. Managed to drop the AppleTv remote on the concrete in the garage. Cracked like hell. Blergh.
01-19-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

1’ vo2max intervals, 3 sets of 6. Easy peasy....

1’ vo2max intervals, 3 sets of 6. Easy peasy. It’s weird that I am really struggling with threshold workouts but I can knock out vo2max and higher no problem.
01-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By caloso

I have some spd/platform pedals for when I...

I have some spd/platform pedals for when I commutify my CX bike. ISSI Flip. Recommended for this exact situation.
01-19-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,075
Posted By caloso

It seems pretty clear to me that we sweat, but...

It seems pretty clear to me that we sweat, but don't experience sweating, when it's hot and low humidity because it evaporates instantly. Especially when we're riding. spegler knows what I'm...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By caloso

Yes, a road bike is fine for a 15 minute commute.

Yes, a road bike is fine for a 15 minute commute.
01-17-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 25,678
Views: 2,573,635
Posted By caloso

Short sleeves and gravel kind of day. ...

Short sleeves and gravel kind of day.
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01-17-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,233
Posted By caloso

“Learn how to track stand, Al.” — Niels Bohr

“Learn how to track stand, Al.” — Niels Bohr
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By caloso

Before I got my Fly12, I did exactly like that: ...

Before I got my Fly12, I did exactly like that:


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01-16-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,888
Posted By caloso

How old do you think Gen X is?

How old do you think Gen X is?
Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,504
Posted By caloso

The closest Iíve come to being killed on the bike...

The closest Iíve come to being killed on the bike was exactly this scenario.
01-16-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,498
Posted By caloso

I would spend it on an engine upgrade: personal...

I would spend it on an engine upgrade: personal coaching.
01-16-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By caloso

To take a break in the middle of a tough interval.

To take a break in the middle of a tough interval.
01-16-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,888
Posted By caloso

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around...

It would just be like the Boomers to hang around longer.
01-16-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,161
Posted By caloso

53/38 x 12/27 on my road bike. 53/39 x 11/23 on...

53/38 x 12/27 on my road bike. 53/39 x 11/23 on my TT bike. 46/36 x 12/28 on my CX bike. I guess I am usually in the big ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By caloso

I have this same setup with my Fly12. Very clean...

I have this same setup with my Fly12. Very clean and unobtrusive.
01-14-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,775
Posted By caloso

Fixed gear is simpler than a coaster brake.

Fixed gear is simpler than a coaster brake.
01-14-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,775
Posted By caloso

These "smart" trainers sure seem to need a lot of...

These "smart" trainers sure seem to need a lot of tweaking. I'm not sure I'm smart enough to ride a smart trainer, so maybe I'll just keep my PM+fluid trainer and turn the pedals over harder when I...
01-14-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,238
Posted By caloso

It depends on whether you have low enough gears...

It depends on whether you have low enough gears for the steepest part of the climb. I've done Haleakala on a 39x27 low gear. Sure it's 10K feet, but it's only 6%, same as your typical freeway...
01-14-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By caloso

I have a bike that's setup on the trainer...

I have a bike that's setup on the trainer full-time. It's my old road bike that I'd handed down to my son, but during the winter he is usually riding his FG or CX bike, so I lowered the saddle and...
01-14-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

Scheduled to do 3x12' at 96-100% but that just...

Scheduled to do 3x12' at 96-100% but that just wasn't happening. Dialed it down and completed them around 90-92%. Ugh.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 783
Posted By caloso

A big reason I have been a loyal S-Works wearer...

A big reason I have been a loyal S-Works wearer for years is that they're so solidly locked to my heel.
01-14-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By caloso

I agree. As a kid I played a lot of sports that...

I agree. As a kid I played a lot of sports that involved going to the ground (baseball, football, rugby), and that muscle memory has served me well. Stay compact, donít extend your hand, keep your...
01-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

60 min of z2 on the trainer this morning. I've...

60 min of z2 on the trainer this morning. I've decided to stick with TR but for boring workouts like this morning (Pettit), I just started creating custom workouts in Zwift to match.
01-13-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By caloso

Shimano 520s work great for me. Most of my races...

Shimano 520s work great for me. Most of my races are mud-free, though.
01-12-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By caloso

Thank you. I was doing intervals on Sunday...

Thank you. I was doing intervals on Sunday afternoon and it keeps telling me I'm riding on segments I created myself.
01-12-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By caloso

I think you'd get 90% of the benefit of the gym...

I think you'd get 90% of the benefit of the gym from 6-count burpees plus pullups.
01-12-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By caloso

I just got a new Garmin that has some pop-up that...

I just got a new Garmin that has some pop-up that says whether I'm on a Strava segment. Super annoying. I need to figure out how to turn it off.
01-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

3 sets of 14x30s on/off VO2max intervals this...

3 sets of 14x30s on/off VO2max intervals this morning. Thought I was going to die during the first set and then weirdly after that it wasn't too bad. Shrug.
01-12-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,233
Posted By caloso

My Garmin says the same thing ("fitness age is...

My Garmin says the same thing ("fitness age is 20"). I really have no idea what that's supposed to mean. That we're as fit as the average 20 year old? Honestly, looking at the average American 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,258
Posted By caloso

Same. Once I stopped worrying that it looked...

Same. Once I stopped worrying that it looked weird, I just noticed how much more comfortable it felt.
01-11-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By caloso

I have this one and it's been excellent. Built up...

I have this one and it's been excellent. Built up several bikes from the frame and lots of maintenance and repairs. Stores out of the way easily when not in use.
01-10-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

5x12’ @ 88-94% today. Did them outside doing laps...

5x12’ @ 88-94% today. Did them outside doing laps of the local municipal golf course listening to podcasts. Now doing the sunday crossword and watching the football game. Later on I think I’ll yell...
01-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By caloso

Thanks to the ToC rolling through here every...

Thanks to the ToC rolling through here every year, we’ve got quite a few KOMs held by world tour riders. Including a road I like to use for intervals. The only way I’m going to be able to get the KOM...
01-09-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15,842
Views: 931,675
Posted By caloso

5x10’ @ 95-ish%. I usually do 2x20’s for...

5x10’ @ 95-ish%. I usually do 2x20’s for sweetspot, so this was an interesting change. That last one was tough. But it was a beautiful day and it was nice to actually ride my bike outside.
01-08-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By caloso

I'm in the low 70s now, planning to be 90s around...

I'm in the low 70s now, planning to be 90s around May, depending if races actually happen. I can't imagine 110 without sacrificing my job, my marriage, or both.
01-08-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 230,140
Posted By caloso

Was this in Sacramento?

Was this in Sacramento?
01-08-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,075
Posted By caloso

My garage is typically in the low 50s lately and...

My garage is typically in the low 50s lately and I run a 24" pedestal fan. If I'm doing anything over sweetspot, I am down to bibs within 10 or 15 minutes and I will still leave a puddle next to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,975
Posted By caloso

My 2016 Tarmac (Ultegra 6800) has 24K on it...

My 2016 Tarmac (Ultegra 6800) has 24K on it according to Strava. The only thing that needs upgrading is the engine.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By caloso

My experience in traffic is that speed is mostly...

My experience in traffic is that speed is mostly dictated by traffic lights and congestion, not how fast your bike can go. But having to stop and fix a flat will impact your average speed even more,...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By caloso

My suggestion too. Put a new Marathon Plus on the...

My suggestion too. Put a new Marathon Plus on the front. Note that to maximize grip, you want to maximize tire contact, which means that slicks (despite the name) are the best choice for wet tarmac....
01-07-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,233
Posted By caloso

I'm coming up on a significant year. I'll be 54...

I'm coming up on a significant year. I'll be 54 in May. 54 was the age my dad's brother died of heart attack. A few years later, when he was 54, my dad also had a heart attack and would have died...
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