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10-18-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By caloso

Re tires, I have the WTB Riddler on my CX bike...

Re tires, I have the WTB Riddler on my CX bike and really like them. No experience with the others.
10-18-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By caloso

I'm in the middle of a canned base program on TP...

I'm in the middle of a canned base program on TP right now. It's called "Get Lean Now" by Hunter Allen. I don't know how it works with a smart trainer, but I notice that it uploads each day's...
10-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By caloso

Yes, you'll need an adapter.

Yes, you'll need an adapter.
10-18-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By caloso

I've used Strava since 2010. I use it more...

I've used Strava since 2010. I use it more socially than for data. I use Training Peaks for that.
10-18-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By caloso

Yes, I discovered this with my first CF bike, a...

Yes, I discovered this with my first CF bike, a Trek 5200 that came stock with an Al seatpost. It had galvanically welded itself in there and the bike shop had to put it in a bench vise to get it...
10-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 285
Posted By caloso

I have a carbon seat post on my Al crossbike. I...

I have a carbon seat post on my Al crossbike. I don't think I could notice an appreciable difference in vibrations. That's mostly about tires in my case.

One thing to keep in mind with CF-Al...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By caloso

Well said.

Well said.
10-15-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By caloso

Get a tube marked for 700c 25x28mm (622/28). ...

Get a tube marked for 700c 25x28mm (622/28). Make sure you get the right stem too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By caloso

I'd just do the 11/34 and chain. You may need a...

I'd just do the 11/34 and chain. You may need a new long cage RD. Or you may not. Are you sure your existing RD won't handle a 34?
10-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,972
Posted By caloso

Ugh. When I was new I got 3 flats in an hour and...

Ugh. When I was new I got 3 flats in an hour and it never occurred to me to look at the rim strip. Very frustrating, but a valuable lesson learned.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By caloso

Plenty of big guys do well in crits and flat...

Plenty of big guys do well in crits and flat RR's, where the raw power is the difference maker. Work on your pack skills and train to go deep, recover, and go again. Also, take a look at the sticky...
10-15-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By caloso

Personally, I'm a terrible bike handler and...

Personally, I'm a terrible bike handler and freely admit it. I'm really a roadie and before that a triathlete, so I"m improving every race, every lap even. But even in the C's I see guys ride away...
10-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By caloso

Not all the way in, no. But the head can reach...

Not all the way in, no. But the head can reach in a few mm to grab the wrench flats.
10-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By caloso

This one works for both presta and shrader. ...

This one works for both presta and shrader.

https://www.parktool.com/product/valve-core-tool-vc-1
10-14-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,044
Posted By caloso

56 mph, down the Brockway Grade between Kings...

56 mph, down the Brockway Grade between Kings Beach and Northstar (near Truckee). I think that was on my old Bianchi T-Cube.
10-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,381
Posted By caloso

Yeah, now my mom understands what her grandson...

Yeah, now my mom understands what her grandson gave up soccer for!
10-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By caloso

On a freewheel bike, you can use the crown of the...

On a freewheel bike, you can use the crown of the road: turn into it and rock back and forth.
10-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By caloso

This is why God gave us barrel adjusters: ...

This is why God gave us barrel adjusters:

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/cropped/preview_500/images/How%20to!%20Indexing%20rear%20gears/Loose.jpg
10-14-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,381
Posted By caloso

My kid at Sac CX #2...

My kid at Sac CX #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) on Saturday. He took 2d in the Junior 15-18 boys.
...
10-13-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By caloso

You want tri shorts, not bike shorts.

You want tri shorts, not bike shorts.
10-13-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By caloso

Serious answer: “Do you mind if I sit on?”

Serious answer: “Do you mind if I sit on?”
10-13-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By caloso

Meh. Everyone in Sacramento rides on the ARBT,...

Meh. Everyone in Sacramento rides on the ARBT, including some pretty strong riders. It’s not a big deal if you use a little sense.
10-12-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,074
Posted By caloso

Pockets are poseur? That’s a new one.

Pockets are poseur? That’s a new one.
10-11-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,703
Posted By caloso

And I realized that taking up soccer has really...

And I realized that taking up soccer has really helped me strengthen my hips. A lot of us cyclists are super strong forward/back but super weak laterally. I had developed piriformis syndrome, which...
10-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By caloso

Yup! That's exactly how it happened for me.

Yup! That's exactly how it happened for me.
10-11-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,703
Posted By caloso

I've been playing soccer in a rec league one...

I've been playing soccer in a rec league one night a week. Games are an hour. I have no idea what the bike equivalent is, but it's excellent interval training, especially if I'm playing on the wing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,692
Posted By caloso

Totally agree.

Totally agree.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By caloso

I have been having this discussion with my son...

I have been having this discussion with my son this week. He has zero period this semester and leaves the house at 6:45-6:50 am. The lights I bought him are pretty good “be seen” lights but he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,692
Posted By caloso

How much power does the wheel add?

How much power does the wheel add?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,692
Posted By caloso

I am dubious. One of the eye-openers about...

I am dubious. One of the eye-openers about getting a power meter is when you see how much you coast during a typical ride, or how much your power goes down while riding in the bunch, or even with a...
10-10-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By caloso

I agree with you that it's rude, but "I will...

I agree with you that it's rude, but "I will defend myself" seems a bit over the top. Maybe just sit up, turn around, and ask him not to?
10-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,257
Posted By caloso

Most of my cycling friends own a variety of types...

Most of my cycling friends own a variety of types of bikes. I myself have a road bike, cross bike, TT bike, beater/commuter, and FG. I'm also planning to get a hard-tail MTB to do the local race...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By caloso

So the next question is how is nighttime defined...

So the next question is how is nighttime defined in Texas law?

Compare the California Vehicle Code, which requires lights and reflectors during darkness, which is defined:


“Darkness” is any...
10-10-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,196
Posted By caloso

It really doesn’t matter as long as you apply...

It really doesn’t matter as long as you apply generously, wipe the excess, and repeat often.
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By caloso

My kid is 15 and was just getting a taste of...

My kid is 15 and was just getting a taste of this. He was playing "select" which is just a notch below traveling team soccer. We'd do a handful of tournaments each year, but most were within...
10-09-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By caloso

Nice job on calling the FD. With this wind, that...

Nice job on calling the FD. With this wind, that could have been bad.
10-09-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By caloso

Wow. Where were these fires?

Wow. Where were these fires?
10-09-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 392,955
Posted By caloso

I've had these shoes for years, don't have the...

I've had these shoes for years, don't have the box anymore, but don't remember ever seeing any spikes or tool. I used to have screw in cleats when I played football back before the introduction of...
10-09-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 392,955
Posted By caloso

Yes, I have the Privateers with the holes but no...

Yes, I have the Privateers with the holes but no spikes. I was wondering if I could just go to Dicks or Big 5 and get some football cleats rather than specific Giro (and probably more expensive...
10-09-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 392,955
Posted By caloso

Are the holes for toe spikes in MTB/CX shoes the...

Are the holes for toe spikes in MTB/CX shoes the same as football/soccer cleats? I would assume so, but thought I would ask.
10-08-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,589
Posted By caloso

Wife is out of town on a week-long project, so...

Wife is out of town on a week-long project, so with kid logistics I think I'll be on Zwift all week. It's not terrible.
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By caloso

There was an effort to get one built here in...

There was an effort to get one built here in Sacramento, but it seems to have stalled out. We have to drive to Hellyer in San Jose, which is 2.5-3hrs away.
10-07-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,044
Posted By caloso

Ride with fast riders.

Ride with fast riders.
10-07-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By caloso

All these things.

All these things.
10-07-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 741,589
Posted By caloso

Raced CX on Saturday. My kid is all in on cross...

Raced CX on Saturday. My kid is all in on cross this fall and signed up for the whole season. And do it on his SSCX. Rode really well and got 4th. And had really consistent times, like within...
10-03-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,836
Posted By caloso

All of the above.

All of the above.
10-03-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,846
Posted By caloso

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do...

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do it. Im going to keep trying.
10-02-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By caloso

Awesome.

Awesome.
10-02-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By caloso

I follow him too. It's depressing. Doubly so...

I follow him too. It's depressing. Doubly so when you have to race him and his team.

But yeah, 2x20s work. I also like 5x5' at 105%, with 1' recovery between intervals. First one is easy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,841
Posted By caloso

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get...

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get hung up on it. I give kudos to my friends if their rides show up on my front page. I imagine they do the same.
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