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Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By caloso

A 3mm wider tire might be the difference between...

A 3mm wider tire might be the difference between being completely beat up or relatively fresh after 3 hours in the saddle. I know that's definitely the case on our NorCal pave'.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By caloso

The biggest that fits.

The biggest that fits.
11-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By caloso

Wore my HRM to bed a few weeks ago: high 77...

Wore my HRM to bed a few weeks ago: high 77 (couple of spikes), low 40, avg. 48.
Forum: Foo
11-15-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 365
Posted By caloso

It's true. Mine probably loses 30s per day. But...

It's true. Mine probably loses 30s per day. But I think it's really cool to wear a beautiful little machine on my wrist that is powered by my own movements.
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 365
Posted By caloso

I have a Fortis B-42 that I wear pretty much all...

I have a Fortis B-42 that I wear pretty much all the time, except when I'm racing. I have a quartz Victorinox that I wear for those times.
11-14-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,929
Posted By caloso

Let me know the next time a marathoner gets...

Let me know the next time a marathoner gets guttered in a crosswind and is dropped from the lead group.
11-14-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By caloso

I've been pleased with the blue pads I got from...

I've been pleased with the blue pads I got from Williams. Unfortunately, they're no longer available.
11-14-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,752
Posted By caloso

I have been extremely happy with Smith. Lots of...

I have been extremely happy with Smith. Lots of choices of lenses, not too expensive if you find them on sale.
11-14-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,929
Posted By caloso

Rate of perceived exertion. Usually expressed in...

Rate of perceived exertion. Usually expressed in a 1-10 scale, but some use a 6-20 scale, which doesn't make any sense to me but hey, science....
11-13-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14,004
Views: 751,643
Posted By caloso

On Zwift last night doing a tempo plus burst...

On Zwift last night doing a tempo plus burst workout. Saw an apatosaurus, I think?
11-13-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 211,009
Posted By caloso

My team has an expectation that you will race and...

My team has an expectation that you will race and there is a reimbursement scheme if you meet a minimum number of races, plus work at the race we put on, and do other team activities. But we also...
11-13-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,894
Views: 397,379
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By caloso

This isn't about hypothermia. It's about...

This isn't about hypothermia. It's about exercising in a temperature range where you might be sweating and yet your hands and feet hurt from the cold.
11-13-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,801
Posted By caloso

People like what they like. I enjoy going on the...

People like what they like. I enjoy going on the River Ride, which is our version of the Saturday Morning World Championship. I've been going on it since '04 when I first got into road riding. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By caloso

40F is pretty typical winter road riding in...

40F is pretty typical winter road riding in NorCal. My main thing is that if your head, hands, and feet are warm, you'll be warm. So get an earband or skullcap, decent toewarmers or booties, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By caloso

https://www.jensonusa.com/Q-Tubes-Standard-700C-Pr...

https://www.jensonusa.com/Q-Tubes-Standard-700C-Presta-Tube
https://www.jensonusa.com/Q-Super-Light-700C-Tubes

Available with a 60mm presta valve, 28-32mm width (although you could just use the...
11-12-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By caloso

I use an old moth-eaten sweater. Throw it in the...

I use an old moth-eaten sweater. Throw it in the wash and shrink it to snug fit.
11-12-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14,004
Views: 751,643
Posted By caloso

Was able to do the River Ride on Saturday. ...

Was able to do the River Ride on Saturday. Again, my fitness isn't enough to do much more than to sit in, but until that time that time when I can go to (or off!) the front again, I'm working on my...
11-07-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 211,009
Posted By caloso

Got threatened by a driver on my commute home...

Got threatened by a driver on my commute home tonight. I did not react well.
11-07-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By caloso

Personally, I would go the REI route. Good...

Personally, I would go the REI route. Good quality, good service. I bought my son's first "real" bike there when he was a year or two younger than your granddaughter. It was a Novara branded 26"...
11-07-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By caloso

CX bikes have traditionally had higher bottom...

CX bikes have traditionally had higher bottom brackets, but that isn't so universal anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,302
Posted By caloso

I did that once. Rode with a bunch of teammates...

I did that once. Rode with a bunch of teammates to the Davis ride, rode the ride, rode home. Had 99 miles as I approached my house so I rode around the block till it clicked over.

The next...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By caloso

Personally, I would just do another wrap of tape...

Personally, I would just do another wrap of tape and the punch through that. If you have tubeless ready tires, I think you're 90% of the way there.
11-06-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By caloso

Of course racing MTB on a CX would just be...

Of course racing MTB on a CX would just be bonkers.

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11-06-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By caloso

This is how I read it. I ride my CX bike on...

This is how I read it. I ride my CX bike on gravel all the time and it's great. It may not be as long and stable as a purpose-built gravel bike, but it's still longer than my road bike and feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By caloso

I've done two ghetto tubeless conversions, one...

I've done two ghetto tubeless conversions, one with Stan's valves and one with Milkit valves. Both worked and continue to work great.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By caloso

I believe I ordered a handlebar from them earlier...

I believe I ordered a handlebar from them earlier this year. Everything was great. I think they merged with or were bought by AMain, which is a local NorCal (Chico) shop. It's been an excellent...
11-04-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,693
Posted By caloso

Agree. Anyone who's spent appreciable time riding...

Agree. Anyone who's spent appreciable time riding in traffic learns pretty quickly to anticipate problems, read cars' "body language," look for escape routes, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By caloso

Fulcrums are very solid as well.

Fulcrums are very solid as well.
11-01-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,108
Posted By caloso

Yeah, I don't understand how ignoring additional,...

Yeah, I don't understand how ignoring additional, reliable data is better.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By caloso

From the thread title, I was coming to recommend...

From the thread title, I was coming to recommend the RS-11's. I bought a set as training/commuting wheels for my race bike and they have been super solid. It sounds like yours were poorly adjusted...
10-31-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,108
Posted By caloso

I've read that the "engine" is about 25%...

I've read that the "engine" is about 25% efficient. Luckily, the ratio of kj to kcal is about 4 so whatever work output your PM shows you can just change the unit from kj to kcal and you're done. ...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 803
Posted By caloso

Fortunate to have a small gym in my office...

Fortunate to have a small gym in my office building. Access is part of the rent paid by my employer.
10-31-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,482
Posted By caloso

Way to go!

Way to go!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By caloso

AA? Is that on the road to happy destiny?

AA? Is that on the road to happy destiny?
10-31-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By caloso

Only after if I'm really sore. I don't think...

Only after if I'm really sore. I don't think I've ever taken it before.
10-30-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By caloso

What do I think? I think if you should asking...

What do I think? I think if you should asking your attorney, not randos on the internet.
10-30-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By caloso

https://www.vittoria.com/eu/tires/off-road-tires/o...

https://www.vittoria.com/eu/tires/off-road-tires/off-road-tires-cx-and-gravel.html
10-30-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,484
Posted By caloso

So your next ride should be a recovery ride. ...

So your next ride should be a recovery ride. Just an easy spin. You can't go all out every ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By caloso

Cadence and HR are personal, wattage depends on...

Cadence and HR are personal, wattage depends on whether you're on the front or sitting in. If I'm on a group ride and it's announced that we all stay together, then it'll be "everyone keep it to a...
10-30-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By caloso

It is absolutely possible to have knee pain that...

It is absolutely possible to have knee pain that results from muscular imbalance/weakness. I had knee pain which was caused by a tight/irritated IT band which was caused by a weak/irritated...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By caloso

It may be a fit issue and it may be a medical...

It may be a fit issue and it may be a medical issue. I agree with the others that say to see your doctor.
10-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,484
Posted By caloso

Yeah, that's a good way of putting it. I will...

Yeah, that's a good way of putting it. I will notice that early in the season (or if my fitness has fallen off midseason) my back will get really tight and sore if I am going too deep too long.
10-30-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By caloso

As long as you're comfortable enough on your...

As long as you're comfortable enough on your event-day bike to do the full 50, then it shouldn't be a problem.
10-30-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,484
Posted By caloso

To your original question: I don't think muscle...

To your original question: I don't think muscle soreness is a good indicator of whether or not you had a good workout. It is a good indicator that you haven't used those particular muscles...
10-29-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By caloso

'Cause that's how this guy rolled: ...

'Cause that's how this guy rolled:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,023
Posted By caloso

Truth. The fastest riders I know don't give a...

Truth. The fastest riders I know don't give a fig about average speed, except maybe TT'ers where average speed is literally the metric that matters. And they don't even talk about it in training or...
10-29-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By caloso

That looks hella sketch, as the kids would say.

That looks hella sketch, as the kids would say.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,527
Posted By caloso

This is me: I don't use my phone as a bike...

This is me:

I don't use my phone as a bike computer. I've had a Garmin longer than I've had a smart phone, so I have no need for the Strava phone app to pair up with anything. And I don't use...
10-28-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 14,111
Posted By caloso

I think the point is that you don't need a...

I think the point is that you don't need a license to ride a bike, electric or otherwise.
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