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Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Ha - increasing it just makes more work for...

Ha - increasing it just makes more work for yourself. Give it a whirl, though - you might be pleasantly surprised. As mentioned, my recent efforts have felt about right, maybe even a touch low, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, yes. I have made a mental note that I will...

Ah, yes. I have made a mental note that I will not be seeing an average daily load of 100, something that was pretty easy on the road, while the trainer is my primary outlet. Where my real fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Whoa. I've just kept mine at about what I thought...

Whoa. I've just kept mine at about what I thought it was outdoors and it's felt about right.

I think.

Both situations are so different. Outside, I have a hard time getting dialed in to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

In what way do you think that TSS is lacking for...

In what way do you think that TSS is lacking for indoor work? I never paid much attention to TSS until this year and haven't really made a note of it during my recent return to the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

I'm beginning to think that Performance Condition...

I'm beginning to think that Performance Condition is ********. On recent trainer rides, it's been telling me +4 to +7 at the outset. Today, after reading your comment, it spit out -8, which made me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

I really need a special arrangement, too.

I really need a special arrangement, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Looks expensive.

Looks expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Best of luck. :hug: Feeding pills to a cat...

Best of luck. :hug:

Feeding pills to a cat that didn't want to eat was both physically and emotionally draining to me. I'll be thankful if I never have to do that again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

It's a shame to not give it a whirl or two. Are...

It's a shame to not give it a whirl or two. Are some of the trails that challenging/potentially dangerous or is this just a line in the sand before the slippery slope?
10-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 580
Posted By WhyFi

I crossed 5k over the weekend. Considering the...

I crossed 5k over the weekend. Considering the whole winter thing, I'm happy enough with that. Would love to hit 6k this year, but it's not looking like the weather is going to cooperate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

I haven't looked too thoroughly, but I've seen...

I haven't looked too thoroughly, but I've seen them pop up here and there - some are eye-watering.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

My Local Liquor Store has a membership points...

My Local Liquor Store has a membership points program, but they recently decided to put an expiration date on the points. I'm about $60-70 away from having a $50 credit, but both my points and credit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Access to suitable riding has traditionally been...

Access to suitable riding has traditionally been one of the big reasons that I've been reluctant to get an MTB/fattie. I'm not really a drive-to-a-ride kind of guy - that whole process adds enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 816
Posted By WhyFi

Fify. :innocent:

Fify. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Ha. Yeah, I think that the trail riding thing...

Ha. Yeah, I think that the trail riding thing would be a pleasant diversion from the suckitude of winter, but I'm not trading pavement time for dirt time - nossir.

One of the guys in my club...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

In train-related news, I just saw that the CP...

In train-related news, I just saw that the CP Holiday Train isn't going to be making the rounds this year. :(

We've been brainstorming outdoor holiday activities and the CPHT is one of the things...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Mea culpa. :( FWIW, my interest is primarily...

Mea culpa. :(

FWIW, my interest is primarily as a winter activity when roads aren't suitable for proper skinny(ish) tires.
10-26-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By WhyFi

Any color so long as it's black, eh? :)

Any color so long as it's black, eh? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

(Pardon the sacrilege, but I think that those...

(Pardon the sacrilege, but I think that those damn off-road guys in my club are starting to get to me...)

A Ti 29er frame for $1k sounds purty nice, too
10-26-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By WhyFi

You can't mention a puppy and then not post pics...

You can't mention a puppy and then not post pics of the puppy. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

I know that he's been talked to, but I don't know...

I know that he's been talked to, but I don't know to what extent. The guy most likely to give him an earful wasn't there but, given the injury, it probably would have went unsaid for the time being,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 816
Posted By WhyFi

It obviously hits different people differently;...

It obviously hits different people differently; I've ridden with the OP and he's certainly fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

The last ride of the year is always super casual...

The last ride of the year is always super casual - plain clothes and commuter/utility bikes, no sprints, pacelines or anything like that. As far as the crash itself, we were riding two-up, chatting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,927
Posted By WhyFi

I'd rather hear back after he's done with the...

I'd rather hear back after he's done with the final assembly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Got it - so that'd be like me driving to Madison,...

Got it - so that'd be like me driving to Madison, WI. That would suck. How frequent would the drive be? Weekly or so?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,927
Posted By WhyFi

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route...

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route for someone that's not comfortable with their own maintenance, but you seem to be pretty accomplished and knowledgeable. Have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,927
Posted By WhyFi

But it is 2020.

But it is 2020.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Yow. How long of a drive are you talking?

Yow. How long of a drive are you talking?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,927
Posted By WhyFi

Why? Color? Look? Brand cachet? Lifetime...

Why? Color? Look? Brand cachet? Lifetime warranty?

You keep talking about how it comes up short vs the competition, yet the competition doesn't seem to be worth the asking price to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

With my birthday around the corner, I was...

With my birthday around the corner, I was thinking about this, too, when considering the goals that I should set for myself. Yeah, I'm getting further and further away from being 22 years old, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,927
Posted By WhyFi

So why do you want it?

So why do you want it?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,927
Posted By WhyFi

Ask for 20% off. I mean, I wouldn't do that...

Ask for 20% off.

I mean, I wouldn't do that and I wouldn't recommend doing that, but it seems as if you're only going to listen to what you want to hear, despite saying that you don't want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

I've had no interest in looking at my F/F since...

I've had no interest in looking at my F/F since daily morning rides became impractical - it would just depress me. Until the spring, I'm just going to concentrate on not getting too fat and out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Your hips don't lie?

Your hips don't lie?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By WhyFi

Power meters are most often in close agreement,...

Power meters are most often in close agreement, so this kind of disparity is unusual. If there's doubt, one could probably do a hanging weight test - I'm sure that Garmin has something in their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

It clearly shows that his level of cumulative...

It clearly shows that his level of cumulative fatigue is a little high and that he should consider taking it a little easy today. Geez, can't you read?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, it's certainly not a good look. We're...

Oh, it's certainly not a good look. We're wondering if we'll ever see him again. He evidently broke his clavicle on a group ride 8 years ago, too (again, his fault) and she wasn't happy then, either....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

The group's end-of-year ride, last night, could...

The group's end-of-year ride, last night, could have went better.

A group irregular, a guy with a reputation for being squirrelly at times, drifted in to another guy and may or may not have gotten...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

That blows. Does this ever (often?) mean...

That blows. Does this ever (often?) mean additional nights on the road?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

BBC. They have links, I can just feel it.

BBC. They have links, I can just feel it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By WhyFi

What are you sellin'? :notamused:

What are you sellin'? :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

ef;dr (election fatigue; didn't read) I'm...

ef;dr (election fatigue; didn't read)

I'm trying to avoid clicking on any link that might contain article/thumbnail links about the debate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 974
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but they're French. :innocent:

Yeah, but they're French.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

I take my kids to the Maritime Museum in Newport...

I take my kids to the Maritime Museum in Newport News pretty much every year, and they have the boat from that come-from-behind America's Cup victory on display there. I've looked at it... but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Ya got me, but anything that makes it feel like...

Ya got me, but anything that makes it feel like more ponderous work to flog the bike back and forth is no good IMO.



Prolly.

Which means that you should get a really go-fast bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 974
Posted By WhyFi

Depends on which forum you're on. :innocent:

Depends on which forum you're on. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, so they do use wings, though?

Ah, so they do use wings, though?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

So, when does a sail stop being a sail and just...

So, when does a sail stop being a sail and just become a vertical wing? :foo:
10-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By WhyFi

I've never owned a direct drive trainer, but...

I've never owned a direct drive trainer, but yeah, they essentially replace the rear wheel, so I don't know why you wouldn't just use your existing TA.

I haven't shopped a trainer in earnest in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,853
Views: 39,147
Posted By WhyFi

Lighter bikes certainly feel more responsive to...

Lighter bikes certainly feel more responsive to thrashing, so that could be a big part of it. I've also mentioned this many times in the various "rotating weight doesn't matter!!!" threads, but...
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