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04-01-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By DrIsotope

Second to the dogs-- who have previously never...

Second to the dogs-- who have previously never been out on walkies and are now out multiple times a day-- are the wibbly-wobblers, the erstwhile shut-ins that haven't turned the pedals on a bike...
04-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By DrIsotope

I haven't touched a MUP/MUT since this whole...

I haven't touched a MUP/MUT since this whole thing started. They used to be abandoned, now everybody is out on 'em. Wanna be alone? Find a steep hill. Very few people ride up 'em, and fewer still...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By DrIsotope

The PWB Signature Alloy Road...

The PWB Signature Alloy Road (https://www.prowheelbuilder.com/pwb-signature-alloy-road-tri-cx-rim-brake-wheel-set-package.html), seconded. I run them 20/24 in rim brake and 24/24 on my disc bike, and...
03-30-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 646
Posted By DrIsotope

A waving thread? Could it be!? ...

A waving thread? Could it be!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=araU0fZj6oQ
03-30-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 755
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, Strava got really laggy a little while...

Yeah, Strava got really laggy a little while back. I've been using Apple's Workouts for runs/walks/hikes, then just import directly into Strava and Health from Wahoo for the bike rides.

For...
03-30-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 755
Posted By DrIsotope

It would appear that Strava now just takes...

It would appear that Strava now just takes whatever the GPS unit gives them for calories, and Wahoo derives theirs from HR + algorithm. My Karoo and the Garmin before that both went right off of 1kJ...
03-30-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,456
Posted By DrIsotope

For wax/additive separation: battery-powered...

For wax/additive separation: battery-powered milk frother. I got one at IKEA ages ago, it's been a solid performer in that regard.
03-30-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By DrIsotope

Going back a few model generations, Shimano...

Going back a few model generations, Shimano integrated shifters have been "one and done," with no serviceable parts inside. It would genuinely surprise me if the latest iteration was any different. ...
03-30-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By DrIsotope

Turn the wheel and look straight down through the...

Turn the wheel and look straight down through the top of the caliper so you can see the rotor moving between the pads. Is it rubbing constantly, or is it only touching in a few (or even just one)...
03-28-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, literally EVERYONE else uses power data if...

Yeah, literally EVERYONE else uses power data if it's available. I don't know what Wahoo's thinking is, but it's ridiculous.

This morning was 21 miles, 600kj, average HR 105 (47% intensity,) and...
03-28-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By DrIsotope

For fitness purposes, any name-brand HRM will...

For fitness purposes, any name-brand HRM will perform adequately. Accuracy/precision will be (mostly) the same for most all of them-- shopping is done based on things like cost, battery life,...
03-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By DrIsotope

80psi off-road sounds extreme--- I run 70psi...

80psi off-road sounds extreme--- I run 70psi on-road in a 30mm tire, and I weigh 97kg. Off-road in a 35mm tire, I'm running high 50s.

So the high pressure is probably part of it. Construction...
03-28-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By DrIsotope

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Sigh. Upside is (I guess) I'm the most efficient human being alive. 13kcal/mi @...
03-28-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 755
Posted By DrIsotope

And here is why, as of a few weeks ago, I would...

And here is why, as of a few weeks ago, I would NEVER recommend a Wahoo computer to anyone for any reason:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By DrIsotope

My guess is a Final Fantasy reference, as Bahamut...

My guess is a Final Fantasy reference, as Bahamut is a dragon that appears in every game in the series.
...
03-25-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By DrIsotope

All three of my wax pots are that brownish color,...

All three of my wax pots are that brownish color, because I've discarded the wax and started fresh-- so there's still some 3-year-old wax mixed in there.

I usually do my dips on Mondays, so I...
03-25-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By DrIsotope

Naw, this is the Inland Empire, the very model of...

Naw, this is the Inland Empire, the very model of urban sprawl. Across the street, suburbia. A quarter mile away, the post office. Half a mile, a gas station. In between, an elementary and a middle...
03-25-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By DrIsotope

Twenty eight miles this morning, and I would say...

Twenty eight miles this morning, and I would say there was a typical "lunchtime rush" level of traffic... at nine thirty in the morning. I'd like to say that in areas where there are lots of...
03-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By DrIsotope

I use two pipe clamps with two aluminum stem...

I use two pipe clamps with two aluminum stem spacers between them (so they can free spin and the blade doesn't hang up on the clamps. Sure, a cutting guide would be nice to have lying around, but in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,770
Posted By DrIsotope

Then that makes two of us, as skidding is what a...

Then that makes two of us, as skidding is what a tire does when braking or cornering force exceeds available grip. He is powersliding, because he's producing power in excess of tire grip. At the very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,770
Posted By DrIsotope

While I enjoy Minute Physics, you absolutely,...

While I enjoy Minute Physics, you absolutely, under no circumstances, need to countersteer to initiate a turn on a bicycle. Wanna turn right? Aim the wheel that direction. I accept the explanation...
03-24-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By DrIsotope

But a "mishap" at any other time is perfectly...

But a "mishap" at any other time is perfectly acceptable? Riding outdoors is about risk assessment. If you don't want to ride outside, don't. But don't blame a virus. The odds of getting hit by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,770
Posted By DrIsotope

Stunning counterpoint. I am suitably awestruck.

Stunning counterpoint. I am suitably awestruck.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,400
Posted By DrIsotope

I use both. I agree that HR isn't as useful in...

I use both. I agree that HR isn't as useful in the cooler months for most, but I'm dumb enough to manage to dehydrate myself when it's 60 outside, so HR is valuable to me year round.
03-24-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,515
Posted By DrIsotope

...and they're gonna ruin it for everyone, in...

...and they're gonna ruin it for everyone, in terms of both infections and closures. They state is going to start clamping down harder on anything done outdoors, while I use bike rides to get away...
03-24-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,515
Posted By DrIsotope

I am actively avoiding any sort of MUP/MUT for...

I am actively avoiding any sort of MUP/MUT for the foreseeable future. They are all absolutely jammed with people on their "COVID Vacation." Over the past two weeks, I've seen more people out on...
03-24-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By DrIsotope

They pre-emptively closed the north end of the...

They pre-emptively closed the north end of the SART by beginning "maintenance" in February and ripping half a mile of the trail completely out of the ground-- pre-outbreak it was scheduled to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,770
Posted By DrIsotope

Thank you for this. Whenever a thread comes up...

Thank you for this. Whenever a thread comes up with the mention of countersteering, it gets in my head-- because I just don't get it. At no point on a bicycle do you turn the bars opposite to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,952
Posted By DrIsotope

I live in the Inland Empire. Amazon vans don't...

I live in the Inland Empire. Amazon vans don't pass me any closer or drive any differently than any other van or delivery service.

That job is reserved for the paragons of humanity behind the...
03-22-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By DrIsotope

But always careful to remember that the risks of...

But always careful to remember that the risks of using a ventilator can be as bad as the disease-- overpressure does all sorts of bad things, a dirty filter can result in pneumonia, and use more...
03-22-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 29,430
Posted By DrIsotope

Didn't see any more cyclists than I would...

Didn't see any more cyclists than I would typically see on a sunny Saturday afternoon (probably 15-20 over the course of 2 hours) but the reduction in traffic (as I've posted elsewhere) is zero. I...
03-21-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By DrIsotope

Another day in #shelterinplace...

Another day in #shelterinplace (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=shelterinplace) California, another ride, another 0% reduction in traffic. If anything, the amount of...
03-20-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By DrIsotope

The Ryobi Cordless Inflator, this one: ...

The Ryobi Cordless Inflator, this one:

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will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By DrIsotope

My wife works for a health care provider. ...

My wife works for a health care provider. They've instructed in-plan vision providers to stop doing routine exams/check-ups for the time being.
03-20-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By DrIsotope

It won't stop raining-- we've gotten 8 days of...

It won't stop raining-- we've gotten 8 days of rain in the month of March, which is highly atypical. The green stuff is going NUTS.

I mowed this exact area 7 days ago, and it was just as long...
03-20-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By DrIsotope

That poor, poor LawnBoy. Too much is asked of...

That poor, poor LawnBoy. Too much is asked of him. Same third of the acre I usually attack, took about two and a half hours.
...
03-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By DrIsotope

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,388
Posted By DrIsotope

Did my usual no-touch 50k route, and can say that...

Did my usual no-touch 50k route, and can say that the traffic level is not reduced at all. When you take into account that scores of businesses are closed, and there are no kids in school...
03-20-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 901
Posted By DrIsotope

The more rural you get, the less of an issue it's...

The more rural you get, the less of an issue it's going to be. On my pre-outbreak weekday rides, it was not unusual to have no fly-bys on Strava-- ride for two hours, never cross paths with another...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,388
Posted By DrIsotope

This is when it pays to live out in the sticks--...

This is when it pays to live out in the sticks-- cyclists are invisible. I'm heading out in an hour or so, anxious to see if there are actually less cars on the road-- as up to now, it has absolutely...
03-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By DrIsotope

Whatever 11 speed chain tickles your fancy. I...

Whatever 11 speed chain tickles your fancy. I have a SRAM chain on a bike with everything else Shimano. I've used Shimano chains on my fully-SRAM 1X bike. It doesn't matter.
03-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 17,486
Posted By DrIsotope

I mean, if you're in the habit of spitting on...

I mean, if you're in the habit of spitting on people, you should probably stop that. I will continue to spit and clear my nose, because in a two hour ride, I might see 15 people not in cars, and not...
03-17-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By DrIsotope

How short was the stem that got replaced, because...

How short was the stem that got replaced, because this one looks like it's maybe a 90?

Ritchey stems are fully painted, but are just plain black anno underneath. Water-based stripper will have one...
03-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By DrIsotope

I can state with authority that the bigger the...

I can state with authority that the bigger the rotor, the longer the pads last-- my disc bike has 180/160, and the front pads last as long as the rears, despite the front doing almost all of the...
03-17-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By DrIsotope

I've been using the same trio of Camelbak Podium...

I've been using the same trio of Camelbak Podium Big Chill water bottles since I got into cycling. They've been frozen, dropped, dropped and run over, left in the trunk with an inch of Gatorade in...
03-13-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,459
Posted By DrIsotope

To give you an insight into the markup on a...

To give you an insight into the markup on a typical Garmin product, retailers can drop the sales price by a full third overnight and not lose money. At $400 the 1030 is overpriced.
03-13-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,853
Posted By DrIsotope

Until humans stop physically moving from place to...

Until humans stop physically moving from place to place (including air traffic,) canceling everything is barely going to make a dent. These are all half-measures, and will ultimately prove...
03-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 17,486
Posted By DrIsotope

As my wife said, "Of course no one here has it. ...

As my wife said, "Of course no one here has it. None of us can afford to travel anywhere." The Riverside County cases all traced back to one person who came back on a cruise ship.

Transport is...
03-13-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By DrIsotope

I mean, you can. Get a power meter, and ride for...

I mean, you can. Get a power meter, and ride for as long as it takes to do a minimum of 1,000kJ worth of work. Then do not replace those calories. This will put someone in a 1,000kcal deficit, and...
03-13-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By DrIsotope

As the front does most of the braking, just buy a...

As the front does most of the braking, just buy a disc brake fork and run disc in the front. I've seen many a bike with front disc and rear canti.
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