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09-20-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,281
Posted By caloso

"Trick riding"? Riding no-handed isn't trick...

"Trick riding"? Riding no-handed isn't trick riding; it's a useful skill that every rider should master, such as bunny-hopping.
09-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,281
Posted By caloso

I think you should focus on your own riding.

I think you should focus on your own riding.
09-19-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

Not to mention that a driver of a car is encased...

Not to mention that a driver of a car is encased in a protective cage so, even if that driver is doored, the risk of personal physical harm is essentially zero.
09-18-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

I did not forget that part. In fact, I...

I did not forget that part. In fact, I explicitly addressed it in the second and third paragraphs of my post. Please read my entire post before commenting on it.
09-18-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

I don't think anyone could reasonably deny that...

I don't think anyone could reasonably deny that this is a hazardous condition:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/74096d718e43f3fb044a535cb73b5660/tumblr_p8faaqvANx1rg158mo1_1280.jpg
...
09-18-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

I absolutely ride like that. I am the best judge...

I absolutely ride like that. I am the best judge of the safest place to ride, not green paint. Reread Sec. 21208.

Vehicle Code § 21208
§ 21208. Permitted movements from bicycle lanes

(a)...
09-17-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,839
Posted By caloso

Power meter battery died! Did I even ride?

Power meter battery died! Did I even ride?
09-17-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 995
Posted By caloso

Sunscreen, but mostly Mexicanidad.

Sunscreen, but mostly Mexicanidad.
09-17-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

I realize it's poor form to quote your own post,...

I realize it's poor form to quote your own post, but I was thinking about this on my lunch ride and decided that this could be ordered better:

1) determine for yourself the safest position to ride...
09-17-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

Here is the statute in question, which applies to...

Here is the statute in question, which applies to you, the OP, and me:

Vehicle Code § 21208
§ 21208. Permitted movements from bicycle lanes

(a) Whenever a bicycle lane has been established on...
09-17-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

I'll happily suggest what the OP or anyone else...

I'll happily suggest what the OP or anyone else riding that street should do instead:

1) look back and find a break in traffic
2) put out your left hand to signal you're moving over
3) move...
09-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,731
Posted By caloso

??? 1) tops 2) ramps 3) hoods 4) deep...

???
1) tops
2) ramps
3) hoods
4) deep into the hooks ("Belgian style")
5) returns
*6) IAB (experienced users only)
09-17-19, 08:55 AM
09-16-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 686
Posted By caloso

Try this: When you come to a stop, scoot forward...

Try this: When you come to a stop, scoot forward off the saddle and straddle the top tube. Like this:
...
09-16-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 686
Posted By caloso

Are you staying seated on the saddle when you...

Are you staying seated on the saddle when you stop?
09-16-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,986
Posted By caloso

I had a pedal fall apart on me. Luckily I was...

I had a pedal fall apart on me. Luckily I was only a mile from the house when it happened so I was able to one-leg it back home.
09-16-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,723
Posted By caloso

Yes, the driver was careless for opening her door...

Yes, the driver was careless for opening her door without checking. But green paint or not, you were riding in the doorzone. If you want to avoid being doored, don't ride in the doorzone.

I...
09-16-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,328
Posted By caloso

The typical jersey has 3 pockets.

The typical jersey has 3 pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,630
Posted By caloso

Williams 58s. Great all-around wheels.

Williams 58s. Great all-around wheels.
09-15-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,731
Posted By caloso

Maybe. I guess I really don't care what I look...

Maybe. I guess I really don't care what I look like. I like the comfort and control of drops: having raced cyclocross, track, and road (especially crits) I don't agree that somehow drops offer...
09-15-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 25,731
Posted By caloso

I would say that many of us prefer drop bars...

I would say that many of us prefer drop bars because we prefer the multiple hand positions.
09-15-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By caloso

Roll to a near stop and then scoot forward off...

Roll to a near stop and then scoot forward off the saddle and straddle the top tube. Put a foot down. Then put the other foot down. This is the same technique as dismounting a freewheel bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,739
Posted By caloso

This

This
09-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,839
Posted By caloso

Attaboy!

Attaboy!
09-13-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By caloso

I have two high schoolers in two different...

I have two high schoolers in two different schools (specialty programs). My daughter goes to our neighborhood school and walks the 1.5 miles with a group of girlfriends. My son goes to a school 6.5...
09-13-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,577
Posted By caloso

I am not kidding you. You originally asked: ...

I am not kidding you. You originally asked:



Those are exactly the kind of skills that would enable you to ride in the group rides I go on. I will tell you from my experience that "simply...
09-12-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,577
Posted By caloso

Well, just off the top of my head: whether you...

Well, just off the top of my head: whether you can hold your line, whether you can pedal a high cadence smoothly, whether you can look back or take a drink without wobbling, whether you can take a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,024
Posted By caloso

I've had mixed results with no-name Chinese...

I've had mixed results with no-name Chinese carbon cages. I had one set that were great and another that would eject bottles on the regular.
09-12-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By caloso

Depending on how much you weigh, they may get...

Depending on how much you weigh, they may get squirmy on any off-camber stuff. But other than that, it should be fine.
09-12-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By caloso

Redding is in a beautiful part of the state. But...

Redding is in a beautiful part of the state. But good lord is it hot up there. Even Sacramentans think it's too hot.
09-12-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,577
Posted By caloso

Fitness is only part of it. A fairly small part,...

Fitness is only part of it. A fairly small part, in my experience.
09-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By caloso

What chas58 said. I'd check with the organizers...

What chas58 said. I'd check with the organizers to be sure, there are usually rules about having 2 brakes and no forward-facing extensions, but I would bet that they're going to be fine with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By caloso

For a few years my team was sponsored by a...

For a few years my team was sponsored by a Specialized shop but that relationship ended and we got a Cannondale deal, so the logos on our jerseys changed, but I kept on riding my Tarmac. No one...
09-11-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,839
Posted By caloso

2x20' at lunch. Got them done. Feels good to...

2x20' at lunch. Got them done. Feels good to hit targets again.
09-11-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,328
Posted By caloso

A half-way decent jersey isn't just a t-shirt...

A half-way decent jersey isn't just a t-shirt with rear pockets. It's cut to fit properly when riding a bike, meaning the hem is shorter in the front and longer in the back and the sleeves fit with...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,265
Posted By caloso

I will go farther and suggest that all time zones...

I will go farther and suggest that all time zones should be abolished. Everyone on GMT, worldwide, and set your local business/school/whatever hours to whatever works locally.
09-10-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,219
Posted By caloso

I guess for a true trackstand, you'd need to do...

I guess for a true trackstand, you'd need to do it on a track.

But for a roadie, you can do the functional equivalent by leaning into the crown of the road and letting then letting the bike roll...
09-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,099
Posted By caloso

There's a bit of weight lightening. ...

There's a bit of weight lightening. Unfortunately, it's all in your wallet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,111
Posted By caloso

Wow, good for you! You definitely have earned...

Wow, good for you! You definitely have earned some bike karma. I haven’t done the Monday night ride in a while, but I think that’s the typical Monday night route: basically a loop of the airport and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,316
Posted By caloso

I used to do the Hash when I lived in Almaty in...

I used to do the Hash when I lived in Almaty in the 90s. That was a good time.
09-09-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,219
Posted By caloso

I first taught myself on a freewheel bike,...

I first taught myself on a freewheel bike, turning in to the crown of the road. Then when I got a FG, I couldn't do it for the longest time even though it was supposed to be easier.
09-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,328
Posted By caloso

The difference here is that you can actually...

The difference here is that you can actually commute to work on a pro bike.
09-08-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By caloso

I think that a rider who has identified goals and...

I think that a rider who has identified goals and some familiarity with riding would benefit from a coach. How much you spend depends. I have seen $100-250/month depending on how intensive and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,631
Posted By caloso

Move

Move
Forum: Foo
09-06-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,012
Posted By caloso

I think 5 cylinder engines were pretty standard...

I think 5 cylinder engines were pretty standard for Volvos for a while.
09-06-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By caloso

Other than replacing consumable wear items such...

Other than replacing consumable wear items such as chains (yes, there's a specialized tool for that), cassettes (same), and tires (same), 90% of the repairs I do can be accomplished with standard...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By caloso

In my case, it's the 50m walk across the cement...

In my case, it's the 50m walk across the cement floor of the parking structure to and from the bike cage that does a number on my SPD-SL cleats. I have cleat covers, but I've still managed to wear...
09-06-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,328
Posted By caloso

Are there threads on scubaforums.net where people...

Are there threads on scubaforums.net where people post about not wanting to wear a wetsuit lest people think they look like scuba divers?
09-06-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By caloso

Do they only race them as time trials? I'd like...

Do they only race them as time trials? I'd like to see a mass start race. That would be something.
09-06-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13,887
Views: 732,839
Posted By caloso

Was on the Zwifter last night due to needing to...

Was on the Zwifter last night due to needing to get in a quick workout in a tight time window because of family logistics. I'm envisioning a lot more time on it this winter because of a change of...
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