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11-17-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By DrIsotope

Well then continuing my theme, I'd like to see a...

Well then continuing my theme, I'd like to see a goose. Or geese. Live one, painting, yard ornament, whatever. Goose.
11-17-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By DrIsotope

Shorts/bibs can be as individual as saddles. I...

Shorts/bibs can be as individual as saddles. I don't care for Sugoi bibs at all (much to the chagrin of my wallet) and find The Black Bibs to be... okay. They don't wow me, but they are good quality...
11-17-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By DrIsotope

It should be good enough for your purposes-- ...

It should be good enough for your purposes-- provided you can set up in a spot close enough. Consumer radar guns are mostly used for baseball, and therefore have a limited range-- they only need...
11-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll think of another mission, but I'm hoping for...

I'll think of another mission, but I'm hoping for some other submissions on any of the previous topics... as so far it's been mostly just me and FiftySix.

The fact that I ride 5-6 days a week has...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By DrIsotope

We have a couple of TVs here lower-end than...

We have a couple of TVs here lower-end than Vizio, and all work just fine. One was a 32" no-name Black Friday purchase for $59. Four or five years old now. I've got a 50" Spectre in my workshop that...
11-16-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By DrIsotope

Definitely qualifies. That's a pretty big dog. I...

Definitely qualifies. That's a pretty big dog. I immediately thought of "dog cat mouse" from The Office.

I don't think police substations are a thing in these parts, so I just did a loop this...
11-15-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By DrIsotope

My wheelbuilder builds hundreds of sets of wheels...

My wheelbuilder builds hundreds of sets of wheels per year, and the tubeless tape is always edge-to-edge. I'm gonna keep taping wheels the same way he does.
11-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By DrIsotope

I'd still be wearing a Smith if they weren't...

I'd still be wearing a Smith if they weren't getting progressively more expensive-- when I crashed mine, I went online to look for a replacement, and it was about $80 more than I had paid for the...
11-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By DrIsotope

Within the acceptable range for someone of my...

Within the acceptable range for someone of my age, height, weight, and level of fitness.
11-15-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, I was just snapping a pic of a big chicken....

Yeah, I was just snapping a pic of a big chicken. As it's on a roof, getting the bike up there would have been a trick. I also didn't want to finish my own challenge.

I wanna see something other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By DrIsotope

Oh, same exact "conditions" in Zwift vs....

Oh, same exact "conditions" in Zwift vs. outdoors, anyone would absolutely be slower IRL. But that's okay. It is after all, a video game. I mean c'mon-- there are power ups. Some realism is I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By DrIsotope

No, it is right. The Zwift software will attempt...

No, it is right. The Zwift software will attempt to simulate the effects of gravity and wind resistance to make the results of the simulation more reflective of reality. But it never will be. It...
11-14-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By DrIsotope

I've used like 5 brands, and they're all the same...

I've used like 5 brands, and they're all the same so far as I can tell. I have a fresh roll of WTB sitting on the bench, bought only because the price was oddly low at the time. A lot of MTB guys...
11-14-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By DrIsotope

I've been quite pleased with Token Brake Pads...

I've been quite pleased with Token Brake Pads (https://www.amazon.com/Token-Products-Brake-Shimano-Carbon/dp/B00M6MYDGC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=token+brake+pads&qid=1573774937&sr=8-1) for carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By DrIsotope

Wind resistance and rolling resistance do not...

Wind resistance and rolling resistance do not exist in the Zwiftverse. And as you're not actually moving, gravity isn't really doing much to slow you down either. You need to accomodate for that...
11-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By DrIsotope

24/25mm. All of my wheelsets that require tape...

24/25mm. All of my wheelsets that require tape are 19mm internal, and I use 24/25mm tape in all of them. Is just wide enough to cover the entire rim bed, and start to make the turn toward the bead...
11-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't shop by looks*, I don't shop by price. I...

I don't shop by looks*, I don't shop by price. I try on a whole bunch of helmets, and I buy the best fitting one. After making sure it's black.

If there is indeed such a thing as a stylish bike...
11-14-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By DrIsotope

I thought every town had some sort of oversized...

I thought every town had some sort of oversized animal hanging around. This isn't even the big chicken I was thinking of earlier, but I rode by it this morning, so I stopped for a second.
Bonus...
11-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,116
Posted By DrIsotope

I'll take that bet. Because I have a 1X setup on...

I'll take that bet. Because I have a 1X setup on my everyday/everywhere bike, and have never owned a car with an automatic transmission in my entire life.

The slights against people who rode 1X...
11-14-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,929
Posted By DrIsotope

Also, not all of us are employing a power meter...

Also, not all of us are employing a power meter for the sole purpose of getting faster. Mine is primarily a fuel gauge, because I'm generally pretty worthless at riding by RPE. This morning for...
11-14-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By DrIsotope

I'm sure some people can, but I cannot. I've been...

I'm sure some people can, but I cannot. I've been bonked enough times that I think I'm incapable of riding at or near 100% unless I do loops right near the house. If I head out for 30 miles, I'm...
11-14-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 412
Posted By DrIsotope

Some years back when I was really into the car...

Some years back when I was really into the car scene, I drove a straight-thru, turnaround-style to Lemoore CA-- a 540 mile round trip-- just for some free car parts. For my dream bike? I don't know...
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By DrIsotope

I've gotten the one of similar vein where the IRS...

I've gotten the one of similar vein where the IRS has issued a warrant for my arrest, so I'd BETTER CALL NOW!!

I like to imagine the elite tactical arm of the Internal Revenue Service, rappelling...
11-14-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,929
Posted By DrIsotope

Except that other that between the green and...

Except that other that between the green and checkered flags, speed is a meaningless metric. I could draft a van all day and do a century at a 30mph average. Or I could just ride downhill. Or one...
11-13-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By DrIsotope

The bottom bracket doesn't specifically need to...

The bottom bracket doesn't specifically need to be made by Rotor, but the GXP one won't fit any Rotor crankset, regardless of spindle size-- because the GXP has a 24mm ID bearing on one side and a...
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By DrIsotope

Flectr Lubri Disc...

Flectr Lubri Disc (https://www.flectr.bike/collections/flectr-lubri-disc/products/flectr-lubri-disc-chain-care-tool), perhaps? Comes in a nifty tin, use the lube of your choice, no mess.
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 707
Posted By DrIsotope

Not hard to believe. Most of the people behind...

Not hard to believe. Most of the people behind the wheel of cars in the morning give me doubts as to their own consciousness.

I still think some of the regular posters on here are neural...
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 707
Posted By DrIsotope

One would first have to get an AI past the Turing...

One would first have to get an AI past the Turing Test, otherwise any copyright should go to the person that built the neural network in the first place. They give Pulitzer Prizes to people, not to...
11-13-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By DrIsotope

Been using the Lumaray for about 2 months now,...

Been using the Lumaray for about 2 months now, and I have no complaints. In flashing mode it gets between 6-7 hours, enough for a few days of riding. I guess it works, no one has plowed into me-- ...
Forum: Foo
11-13-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 707
Posted By DrIsotope

It's nice that we hope for a future in which we...

It's nice that we hope for a future in which we can ruin machines by giving them anxiety and self-doubt. I don't see an AI suddenly seeking to find the face of god. It will know who built it, it will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,595
Posted By DrIsotope

So should we also hate on Vizio because they make...

So should we also hate on Vizio because they make TVs that are exclusively sold through big box stores and chains?

When a startup bike builder partners with WalMart, you are guaranteed to receive...
11-13-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By DrIsotope

I dunno about anyone else, but for me it's two...

I dunno about anyone else, but for me it's two quick links and the additional chain between them. I ran a KMC chain with two quick links and 5-6 additional links for over 3,500 miles.
11-12-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,116
Posted By DrIsotope

SRAM 1X, 42T up front, 10-42 cassette,...

SRAM 1X, 42T up front, 10-42 cassette, approaching 18k miles. I ride it anywhere and everywhere. Have never once missed having another chainring up front.
11-12-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,752
Posted By DrIsotope

I sometimes forget that there is such a thing as...

I sometimes forget that there is such a thing as cheap sunglasses, because mine have to be prescription, and are therefore not cheap. Lenses alone can end up over $200.

As to frame quality, I've...
11-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By DrIsotope

I want to see a giant animal sculpture. The...

I want to see a giant animal sculpture. The Cabezon dinosaurs are like... 80 miles round trip from me (with about 4,500ft,) and always windy, so I don't wanna ride out there. There is a local giant...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By DrIsotope

While I appreciate forays into the absurd, a...

While I appreciate forays into the absurd, a "billion year old human" can be proven not to exist because humans are a thing that have been thoroughly investigated and studied, and it has already been...
11-12-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,752
Posted By DrIsotope

It's not even remotely all Luxottica, but what...

It's not even remotely all Luxottica, but what they've done (been allowed to do, more accurately) to the industry is inexcusable. They've done to eyewear what DeBeers did to diamonds. The fact that...
11-12-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,647
Posted By DrIsotope

Should definitely qualify as antique- a citrus...

Should definitely qualify as antique- a citrus grove spray truck for fertilizer or pesticide from ~1930s, taken oh, about an hour ago.
...
11-12-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By DrIsotope

In just nine days, we have a 30% chance of rain. ...

In just nine days, we have a 30% chance of rain. We got a light misting on September 27th, and it's been bone dry since. This upcoming week will be the first of the season with highs below 80.
...
11-12-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By DrIsotope

This seems pretty straightforward, really. Dude...

This seems pretty straightforward, really. Dude that runs a bikini coffee shop yells at cyclist for not signaling his intention to turn, because you know, cars always signal their intentions. Other...
11-12-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,752
Posted By DrIsotope

This is speaking of prescription lenses, so...

This is speaking of prescription lenses, so results may vary: Went to my first pair of polarized lenses a little over a year ago. Never going back to non-polarized. The increased contrast is...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By DrIsotope

I wasn't thinking about rabbit-sized deer, I was...

I wasn't thinking about rabbit-sized deer, I was thinking more about something like the story of the Lykovs...
11-10-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,752
Posted By DrIsotope

As far as "budget" shades go, Tifosi are pretty...

As far as "budget" shades go, Tifosi are pretty darn good. It's what my wife wears.
11-10-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,752
Posted By DrIsotope

Value is relative. But IMO, yeah, it's worth it. ...

Value is relative. But IMO, yeah, it's worth it. The optics on quality glasses from Oakley, Nike, etc. are just better than economy brands.

Be glad you don't have to have prescription lenses...
11-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By DrIsotope

WTH is a ringtone? My phone has been on silent...

WTH is a ringtone? My phone has been on silent since it left the store. So if it were to ring, it would be whatever the default ringtone is for that particular phone.

Which would really catch me...
11-09-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By DrIsotope

You could put a strip of sticky-back hobby foam...

You could put a strip of sticky-back hobby foam under the cables as sound deadening. I've used sticky-back hobby foam to stop housings from rubbing on the headtube/frame. It holds up pretty well,...
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By DrIsotope

As far as cryptids go, the sasquatch/bigfoot/yeti...

As far as cryptids go, the sasquatch/bigfoot/yeti is one of the least likely-- at least in the PNW--- due to reputed size and purely terrestrial nature.

Maybe he's in the middle of Russia, though....
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By DrIsotope

Anyone who carts out Man in Black as their...

Anyone who carts out Man in Black as their example of "when country was good" is just showing their age-- that song came out in 1971. It's also an anti-establishment/anti-Vietnam War protest song,...
11-09-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By DrIsotope

New bike day isn't the best day, new drivetrain...

New bike day isn't the best day, new drivetrain day is the best day! Because then the fit is more dialed in, you're used to the bike, it just works so much better (especially after retiring a...
11-09-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 905
Posted By DrIsotope

Navigation is, for whatever reasons, apparently...

Navigation is, for whatever reasons, apparently very difficult to implement in a cycling computer. As soon as nav functions get added on, things start to go awry. I lived for a year with a...
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