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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Whatever. That'll buff right out.

Whatever. That'll buff right out.
02-27-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,146
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Obesity (too much of any food) and sedentary...

Obesity (too much of any food) and sedentary lifestyles are behind these bad outcomes. We've invented so many conveniences that we barly have to move anymore. A few generations ago people ate less,...
02-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,146
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Now I've heard everything!

Now I've heard everything!
Forum: Foo
02-26-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,150
Views: 329,963
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I get my next photos out in the mountains,...

I get my next photos out in the mountains, nothing in my neighborhood is as photogenic. My rule has always been not to look at the photos until I get home. (I can watch the back of the camera as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

People aren't riding 28s and 32s with rim brakes,...

People aren't riding 28s and 32s with rim brakes, but those are pretty common with discs, and the bigger tires make a bigger contact patch. Disc wins again!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Also, the braking just looks more "at home" in...

Also, the braking just looks more "at home" in the center of the wheel than out at the edge. Rim calipers break up the clean lines of the frame, when you look at a disc brake bike you see...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The rotor on the rear wheel almost disappears...

The rotor on the rear wheel almost disappears into the bike. There's a cassette on one end, a rotor on the other, it's like circular book ends. Front one stands out a little more.

I thought the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My skis don't have brakes at all, and I only...

My skis don't have brakes at all, and I only crash them sometimes. Pizza and french fries are all anybody needs! :p​​​​​​​
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Fair enough. You can buy a road bike with disc...

Fair enough. You can buy a road bike with disc brakes and 30+ mm tires though, pre built and ready to test ride though. Hundreds of different models. I'm just saying the idea that discs can't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The night of my 40th birthday, an evil brain...

The night of my 40th birthday, an evil brain surgeon broke in, removed some gray matter, and now I can't remember where I put my keys or what I had for breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Disc brakes allow bigger tires (I'm on 33 mm)...

Disc brakes allow bigger tires (I'm on 33 mm) which have a bigger contact patch, giving more grip.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​ ​​​​​​At least you have a really cool...

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​​​​​​At least you have a really cool classic/vintage 2019 bike.

I remember the good old days...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I see a lot of questions about bike shoes,...

I see a lot of questions about bike shoes, shifting systems, training and power meters, frame materials, etc. Threads about gravel make sense here because gravel roads are roads, and this is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't understand how all the people who care...

I don't understand how all the people who care about half a pound, because that's a lot of weight, all live in flat places where disc brakes don't matter. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Most people who are complaining about it already...

Most people who are complaining about it already have a rim brake bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Race bike, crit bike, TT bike, climbing bike ......

Race bike, crit bike, TT bike, climbing bike ... do these only sell because somebody used a word to describe them?

I wonder if anybody ever rides gravel or dirt roads?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't think people are spending thousands of...

I don't think people are spending thousands of hard earned dollars on disc brake road bikes just because Big Bike made them available, or got some kind of serum into the water supply.
Forum: Foo
02-25-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's a song where Steve Martin explains that...

There's a song where Steve Martin explains that he's a dentist because he's a sadist, enjoys hurting people.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Every word of this. Plus, nice bike!

Every word of this. Plus, nice bike!
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Did you see Little Shop of Horrors?

Did you see Little Shop of Horrors?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Somebody posted an example in this thread of a...

Somebody posted an example in this thread of a race bike that's 200 grams heavier with disc brakes. I think it was Scott Foil?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Have you ever heard of anyone getting a...

​​​​​​Have you ever heard of anyone getting a hydraulic leak on a bike? There are a lot of hypothetical things that could go wrong. Metal rims could fail from wear on there brake tracks. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I like the elegant simplicity of using a...

I like the elegant simplicity of using a servomotor to shift gears.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,858
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's amazing how regional this all is. 25 to 30...

It's amazing how regional this all is. 25 to 30 is as fast as a car or truck could possibly go on a lot of the dirt roads I ride on. Potholes, short sight lines, and consequences leaving the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's a really cool experience, isn't it? To see...

It's a really cool experience, isn't it? To see that kind of transformation, and to cover the distance on your own power.
02-24-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,613
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​It's also for enjoyment to some extent...

​​​​​​It's also for enjoyment to some extent (carry that too far and you'll get fat, but all work and no play makes Jack a full boy) and for social bonding. The social aspect is a big problem with...
02-24-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A power meter is the best training aid on a bike,...

A power meter is the best training aid on a bike, hands down. Less expensive computers don't always support PMs.
02-24-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It needs a phone to use cellular, I should point...

It needs a phone to use cellular, I should point out the BT pairing is really solid. People complain about Edges and phones, the watch is good enough that the "disconnected" alert only happens when...
02-24-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Of course. I have a PM in my pedals, I wouldn't...

Of course. I have a PM in my pedals, I wouldn't even consider a computer without PM support. Does cycling dynamics, VO2max from HR and power, calculates my best 20 minute power from each ride, live...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a Cervelo C3, I guess you come call it an...

I have a Cervelo C3, I guess you come call it an endurance bike, it can probably clear 35s. I'm running 28s, on deep wide (carbon) rims with power meter pedals, carbon bars and stem, and hydraulic...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Our "local" climbs (local takes on a different...

Our "local" climbs (local takes on a different meaning when your state is 400 miles across) are Washington Pass with 3,500 feet over 17 miles and dramatically beautiful scenery, and Hurricane Ridge...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I read that as a bike vacation in your future.

I read that as a bike vacation in your future.
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I told somebody your Angela Merkel joke...

I told somebody your Angela Merkel joke (occupation? no, just visiting) and she said "that sounds like a joke, you probably have to know who Angela Merkel is. Is she a ditz?"
02-24-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You missed the comment period.

You missed the comment period.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Now you know that if a problem arises, there's a...

Now you know that if a problem arises, there's a solution. 🙂

Probably means you don't even have to try them on first. But you need to post a photo of the new goodies.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Both of my wheels are centerlock and I can swap...

Both of my wheels are centerlock and I can swap them back and forth. Rotors line up. Cassette lines up too. One set has DT 240s, the other has HED hubs. Previous bike had a set of Stan's wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'd go with the Argon. Can you test ride...

I'd go with the Argon.

Can you test ride them both?
02-22-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,613
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Hey, good looking! Want to drink some melted...

Hey, good looking! Want to drink some melted butter with me?
02-22-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,613
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Why should I try keto? Dessert is going to...

Why should I try keto?

Dessert is going to be oatmeal with berries.
02-22-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,613
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Keto isn't a diet, it's a cult. As you can see...

Keto isn't a diet, it's a cult. As you can see from some of the posts in this thread.
02-22-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Seattle Forrest

They're physiologically connected, making X power...

They're physiologically connected, making X power will require your heart rate to rise. But as far as the computer understands and how it treats them, they're independent data points. People will...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Discs aren't really that new anymore. My disc...

Discs aren't really that new anymore. My disc brake "all road" bike is 4 or 5 years old.
Forum: Foo
02-21-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 429
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I had a bagel for lunch.

I had a bagel for lunch.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 14,268
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Psimet2001 I understand not everybody lives among...

Psimet2001 I understand not everybody lives among mountains. I grew up in Connecticut, the highest point in the state is the side of a "mountain" whose peak is in Massachusetts. I lived in Denver,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Yeah. They sued a lot of small shops for using...

Yeah. They sued a lot of small shops for using the word backcountry. Which is a regular word. There are backcountry skis like there are mountain bikes, a lot of shops have been using the word...
02-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,613
Posted By Seattle Forrest

For what it's worth, the people who enjoy the...

For what it's worth, the people who enjoy the longest lives, and the longest health, all eat a lot of carbs. Look up "blue zones." Eating very low carb increases your chance of getting some...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​No, you're wrong about that. ;)

​​​​​​No, you're wrong about that. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Seattle Forrest

PSA: Enve 4.5 AR Disc set for $1,800 @ Backcountry

I paid a lot more than that for mine and love them. If anyone in here has been wanting a set, it's still a lot of dough but better than full price.

https://www.backcountry.com/enve?show=all
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,858
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I need to get sponsored. I've always loved...

I need to get sponsored.

I've always loved the way Cervelos ride. They corner exactly the way I think a bike should. I've heard people call them twitchy, so it's definitely a preference thing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,858
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I would love to, but I don't want to spend the...

I would love to, but I don't want to spend the $$$. And I can ride everywhere I want on my C3, it's just more slow and deliberate sometimes. But that's fun, having to choose my line carefully. ...
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