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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, it's fine. I mean, all Minnesotans are above...

Nah, it's fine. I mean, all Minnesotans are above average when it comes to being passive-aggressive and fondness of hotdish.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Sounds like good advice.

Sounds like good advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Well, to be clear, it wasn't 109 total, it was...

Well, to be clear, it wasn't 109 total, it was 109 more than you had at the time. :p

bam got out for a ride today, though, so he's back on top, I would assume.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Speaking of hotels, we've arrived at our halfway...

Speaking of hotels, we've arrived at our halfway point in IN. Evidently IN recently lifted their mask mandate and the lady at the front counter has expressed that she doesn't care whether or not...
04-08-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, drops are a more secure handhold, but the...

Yup, drops are a more secure handhold, but the post I was replying to only seemed to be addressing aero concerns with references to "the deeper the better" drops, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By WhyFi

No issue - they're compatible with hookless or...

No issue - they're compatible with hookless or hooked rims. I can't say that I know of any tires that are only hookless.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, also on the ride today - I was motoring...

Oh, also on the ride today -

I was motoring along on a stretch of road with a 25mph limit and saw a radar sign ahead. I sped up until, at 28mph, the sign finally started flashing "SLOW DOWN!" at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

It was windy in MN and it's been windy in VA,...

It was windy in MN and it's been windy in VA, today was probably the worst. I did have a pretty sweet section where I was cruising at 28-30 mph, which was slightly soured when I later found out that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

An additional 109? Nononononono.

An additional 109?

Nononononono.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By WhyFi

Pfffft - that's just a wrongheaded...

Pfffft - that's just a wrongheaded oversimplification.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By WhyFi

You could probably buy a used one and then sell...

You could probably buy a used one and then sell it off without taking too much of a loss, if any. I don't know if The Pro's Closet has any, but it might be worth a check. Hell, even if you can't find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Dropped a chain some time and tried to just pedal...

Dropped a chain some time and tried to just pedal through it, I would assume.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Just try to keep it under 109 miles, okay? :p

Just try to keep it under 109 miles, okay? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By WhyFi

Keep in mind that this is purely in to a headwind...

Keep in mind that this is purely in to a headwind and without any corresponding tailwind overestimate - pretty much worst possible scenario.

That said, it seems like you would like a power meter,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

I know, I mostly kid. There are some really great...

I know, I mostly kid. There are some really great kids out there, the kind that occasionally instill some optimism in me for the future of humankind.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

I feel like I'm mentally in my early 20s... Until...

I feel like I'm mentally in my early 20s... Until I hang out with people in their early 20s and I realize how dumb they are. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,930
Posted By WhyFi

I assume that this post is tongue-in-cheek. ...

I assume that this post is tongue-in-cheek.

Reported. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By WhyFi

If you were to ride the same course regularly, a...

If you were to ride the same course regularly, a stopwatch would likely be the better tool, but if you mix up ride courses like most people, the average power estimate might provide some kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 665
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, setting up the fields isn't terribly...

Yeah, setting up the fields isn't terribly intuitive, but once you figure out swapping a field position vs changing to a different data field, it's not... well, it's less bad. My second time around...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Squeezed out for my last VA ride of Spring....

Squeezed out for my last VA ride of Spring. Mostly easy, with a little sightseeing, and a few moments of fury. I keep missing out on targeted segment Top 10s, which is a) frustrating and b) a sign...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,100
Posted By WhyFi

Rene Herse has a horse in the race and has been...

Rene Herse has a horse in the race and has been discussed ad nauseam.... which probably means that folks will get out their dead horse beatin' sticks, anyway.

You've got examples of both types of...
04-08-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By WhyFi

Hands on the hoods with forearms horizontal and...

Hands on the hoods with forearms horizontal and elbows roughly at 90* have been proven to be faster than drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Maximum.

Maximum.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Reported. x2.

Reported. x2.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 665
Posted By WhyFi

I went from a Bolt to a 530 last summer. I think...

I went from a Bolt to a 530 last summer. I think that you could argue certain points in favor of one or the other (like mapping = Garmin over the Bolt, all day long, page layout customization = Bolt,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,971
Posted By WhyFi

Don't be.

Don't be.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 665
Posted By WhyFi

Yes, wheel revolutions. If your current sensor is...

Yes, wheel revolutions. If your current sensor is BT/ANT+, you can use that with the Garmin, too. The Garmin also had the option of auto-calibrating. And yes, just slightly more reliable in the event...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 665
Posted By WhyFi

Over the course of the majority of road rides, it...

Over the course of the majority of road rides, it doesn't matter much. It'll give you a more accurate speed reading at any given moment and is helpful if you frequently ride in areas with lots of...
04-08-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By WhyFi

Yow. I guess that's one way to interpret my...

Yow. I guess that's one way to interpret my comment. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

In that case, maybe it's time for a metric. :D

In that case, maybe it's time for a metric. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Well done! Fastened thus, it would be hard to...

Well done! Fastened thus, it would be hard to convince me that it wasn't custom made for your bike - it almost disappears!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Home Depot - ...

Home Depot -

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

It's good to have trusted partners in enabling.

It's good to have trusted partners in enabling.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Are you getting out or is the wife done with my...

Are you getting out or is the wife done with my noise? :roflmao2:

I might squeeze out for some z2, but my wife wants me to see about scrubbing the house. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 665
Posted By WhyFi

I have the 530 and do all of the things you...

I have the 530 and do all of the things you mention and am content with the purchase. Moving around the screen with the buttons can be clunky, but I don't do a lot on the unit itself, so I'm fine...
04-08-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By WhyFi

Shimano and Specialized are the most readily...

Shimano and Specialized are the most readily available, moderately wide shoe in the US. If those don't work for you, visit the Lake Cycling website and do the foot-tracing/measuring procedure as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not going to take my cleats off to confirm,...

I'm not going to take my cleats off to confirm, but I'm 98% certain that my year-and-a-half old cleats are of the same design. I'm about 70% certain that the 2-3 year old cleats on my old shoes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

But it can't possibly be as functionally...

But it can't possibly be as functionally beautiful. And did I mention it's Ti?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/654x607/ti_torque_46e47d56eab727f60166a5a90c668cad401239a9.jpg...
04-08-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 808
Posted By WhyFi

I have to assume that you're lying. Whenever I...

I have to assume that you're lying. Whenever I ride an out-and-back, I go out in to the headwind so that I can come back in to a slightly lesser headwind.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Last full day in VA, then on the road at the...

Last full day in VA, then on the road at the crack o' dawn tomorrow. Not sure if, or how much, I'll be able to ride today, so there'll be some leaderboard respite. Well, from me, at least - maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 790
Posted By WhyFi

Alive, if possible. Dead, just as good. ...

Alive, if possible. Dead, just as good.

Edward the Longshanks would have been a ruthless BF member.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Kudos on the new acquisition, but there's always...

Kudos on the new acquisition, but there's always more bike stuff to spend money on. Try harder. HTFU.

Maybe start with a Silca Ti Torque Kit? Will that fit in your tool storage cubby?

Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,930
Posted By WhyFi

Who knew that a light-hearted, grammar-based joke...

Who knew that a light-hearted, grammar-based joke was so nefarious? I guess I'll have to watch where I pedal my humor to avoid this cycle.



Thank you, but you're being too kind; I wouldn't put...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

I've been doing a lot of stretching and work with...

I've been doing a lot of stretching and work with the foam roller. My knees have been a little unhappy with me this Spring; I feel like my fit on the Haanjo is a little off and the winter mileage on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,097
Posted By WhyFi

2019 SL5 Disc? If so, it should clear 35s. I had...

2019 SL5 Disc? If so, it should clear 35s. I had a 2018 SL5 GRVL that came stock with 35mm Schwalbe G-Ones Allrounds and, despite the name, the frame was exactly the same as a standard SL.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, we're pretending that road TL burps, now?

Oh, we're pretending that road TL burps, now?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,329
Posted By WhyFi

They're great tires. Just curious on a datapoint...

They're great tires. Just curious on a datapoint - do these stay bead-locked on your rims when deflated? On my Zipps, they would unseat when deflated, which made sealant maintenance more fussy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By WhyFi

Tire sizing is kind of a moving target right now,...

Tire sizing is kind of a moving target right now, primarily because of the increase in internal rim widths. In general, tires are getting narrower compared to previous generations with the assumption...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 12,026
Posted By WhyFi

Ha. I wouldn't say that's easy, specially given...

Ha. I wouldn't say that's easy, specially given the century, but I'm happy to ride as slow as you want to. You just seem to like having the opportunity to push it a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By WhyFi

And you have your bikes set up in Strava as mtb...

And you have your bikes set up in Strava as mtb and road, respectively? I don't have a PM on my gravel bike, but once I change the ride info to the gravel bike from my road bike, which is the...
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