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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,654
Posted By Riveting

Good point. So if the lighter bike allows for a...

Good point. So if the lighter bike allows for a better avg power, and the heavier bike causes a longer ride and therefore a lower avg power due to fatigue, which bike would burn more calories...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,654
Posted By Riveting

I've tracked every ride I've done since 2013, in...

I've tracked every ride I've done since 2013, in Strava, though I've never compared the Relative Effort of the same ride/route on two differently weighted bikes, at the same output level.

Assuming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,654
Posted By Riveting

When you put it that way, you're right. For a...

When you put it that way, you're right. For a given course and length, and a given power output, the heavier bike will make the ride a longer period, meaning more calories will be burned for the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,654
Posted By Riveting

Nope, a heavier bike just means you'll be going...

Nope, a heavier bike just means you'll be going slower, especially on your ascents. The heavier weight of a bike doesn't dictate how much stronger you'll get while riding it, nor how much weight...
09-17-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,522
Posted By Riveting

Yes, regulation can and does save lives, and...

Yes, regulation can and does save lives, and nothing I said is contrary to that, but regualtion doesn't save all the additional lives that CAN be saved with further innovations that make texting...
09-17-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,522
Posted By Riveting

Oh, is that what I said? Must've missed that. If...

Oh, is that what I said? Must've missed that. If anything you should have said that I wanted to make drinking and driving easier.

My main argument is that I want to reduce the texting and driving...
09-15-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,522
Posted By Riveting

I understand my brainstormed innovations are...

I understand my brainstormed innovations are somewhat absurd, but I just don't think that outlawing texting and driving will work. Some innovation has to happen that makes the process of sending and...
09-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,522
Posted By Riveting

The longer people like you make light of the...

The longer people like you make light of the fixes needed to make texting and driving easier and safer for the driver, the more the deaths will continue to pile up. The war on drugs didn't work, and...
09-15-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,522
Posted By Riveting

The problem with that theory is that there's no...

The problem with that theory is that there's no way to know if the user of the phone is driving or not. There's far too many people riding along as passengers in cars, buses, trains, Ubers, planes,...
09-14-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,472
Posted By Riveting

I wouldn't take cues from guys wearing pantyhose...

I wouldn't take cues from guys wearing pantyhose to protect them from 60 mph crashes.
09-14-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By Riveting

I also rode solo from Boston to northern Vermont...

I also rode solo from Boston to northern Vermont not too far from Quebec about 3 years ago and had a trip of a lifetime, even if it only took me two days to go the 300 miles with 17,000' of climbing....
09-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,472
Posted By Riveting

Anyone who calls it "Cup o' Noodles" is stupid!...

Anyone who calls it "Cup o' Noodles" is stupid! There is no o', it's just "Cup Noodles".
09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,735
Posted By Riveting

Here in southern Denver we have the High Line...

Here in southern Denver we have the High Line Canal Trail which is 71 miles long (the first 35 of which is contiguous gravel, the 2nd half is paved) and is a completely segregated (except for a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,399
Posted By Riveting

On the main road bike, I have Di2 (with 15,000...

On the main road bike, I have Di2 (with 15,000 miles logged on it, along with a $300 repair to replace the RD after it failed all of a sudden, for no good reason), but I don't have hydro disc on it....
09-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By Riveting

My mid/lower back pain is a lot better after...

My mid/lower back pain is a lot better after 31,000 miles in the last ~7 years. But now both of my knees (more so the left) are blown out from doing too much power meter sprint training and chasing...
09-09-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,439
Posted By Riveting

Road, CF Endurance Road, AL Spare (used on the...

Road, CF Endurance
Road, AL Spare (used on the trainer)
MTB, full squish
Commuter, with 250 watt eWheel

All were ridden outdoors in the last 7 days
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,975
Posted By Riveting

I have 3-4 pairs of Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts...

I have 3-4 pairs of Pearl Izumi Elite bib shorts in rotation (maybe $110 each), and one pair with over 500 rides and still going strong (cold wash, line dry, always). I wouldn't (and don't) buy...
08-27-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Riveting

Heck yeah! Reese's are my favorite pick me up,...

Heck yeah! Reese's are my favorite pick me up, just don't store them in your jersey pockets.
08-27-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Riveting

Eating a complex carb like a granola bar with...

Eating a complex carb like a granola bar with only 15 miles to go means you probably didn't actually start digesting and absorbing it until after you got home. Try GU or Powerbar gels, because...
08-27-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Riveting

Or dehydration. Or over-reaching. Or lack of...

Or dehydration. Or over-reaching. Or lack of electrolytes. Or all of the above.
08-27-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By Riveting

Haven't ever had any bike related theft...yet

Haven't ever had any bike related theft...yet
08-27-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,707
Posted By Riveting

Any difference in bike weight makes very little...

Any difference in bike weight makes very little difference in maintaining a specific speed on flat ground (assuming all other things are equal, like rider position, tire tread/width/psi). Uphill is a...
08-27-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,707
Posted By Riveting

Power meter pedals, or a crank arm power meter,...

Power meter pedals, or a crank arm power meter, will empirically answer the OP's question.

This calculator estimates 230 watts is the answer to the question Bike Calculator...
08-25-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Riveting

I'm glad it's not just me who rounds up to 5...

I'm glad it's not just me who rounds up to 5 miles. I have a 1 mile, and 2 mile loop in my neighborhood that I use at the very end of all rides to round up. 1,2,3,4 miles, what ever it takes,...
08-25-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,089
Posted By Riveting

Could aerodynamic engineering and testing costs...

Could aerodynamic engineering and testing costs be a factor in a higher priced helm?
08-25-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,092
Posted By Riveting

Going from an upright hybrid to any equal quality...

Going from an upright hybrid to any equal quality drop bar road bike will get you significant aero gains, assuming you drop/slam the stem, and then ride in the drops as soon as you hit 17+ mph....
08-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By Riveting

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL

Whole lot better than walking 10 miles in SPD-SL
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,005
Posted By Riveting

I recall this sort of question was asked several...

I recall this sort of question was asked several years ago here on BF, and I recall creating a spreadsheet that showed that MY cost per mile (at the time with maybe 20,000 combined miles on my 3...
08-24-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,397
Posted By Riveting

I'd like to see eye protection made mandatory,...

I'd like to see eye protection made mandatory, and loosen the rules on head protection.

If you choose to not wear a helmet, then fall and break your head, that's on you. But if you choose to not...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 11:52 AM
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,358
Posted By Riveting

47 yo, 35 miles and 1,500' of ascent RT, 1-4 days...

47 yo, 35 miles and 1,500' of ascent RT, 1-4 days per week, dependent upon summer heat and wildfire haze. Late fall temps could make it 5 days/week.
Forum: Foo
08-21-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,045
Posted By Riveting

White dog poop White Dog Poop - The Sarah...

White dog poop
White Dog Poop - The Sarah Silverman Program (Video Clip) | Comedy Central (http://www.cc.com/video-clips/1jnfub/the-sarah-silverman-program-white-dog-poop)
08-18-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Riveting

I regularly commuted in winter down to 5 F (-15...

I regularly commuted in winter down to 5 F (-15 C), for 35 minutes, Anything below 40F and I was using Gore Windstopper Phantom 2.0 jacket and Pearl Izumi Elite AmFIB bib pants and gloves, and...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,303
Posted By Riveting

"Commuter bike as a road bike" is a much harder...

"Commuter bike as a road bike" is a much harder transition, if you plan on keeping up with others on road bikes.
08-14-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,197
Posted By Riveting

Getting the fast roadie bike will give you the...

Getting the fast roadie bike will give you the "option" to ride with a fast roadie group in the future, even though you have no desire to do so at the moment. Better to have it and not need it, than...
08-04-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,091
Posted By Riveting

It's a good thing you had your fancy purification...

It's a good thing you had your fancy purification tablet thingies.
08-04-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By Riveting

If you have a lot of extra time on your hands,...

If you have a lot of extra time on your hands, and like starting really long rides at 4am, you could also go down the Randonneuring rabbit hole.
08-03-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,958
Posted By Riveting

It was my understanding that this the reason...

It was my understanding that this the reason beards are not allowed in the military, so soldiers can wear gas masks effectively.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By Riveting

I don't think anybody has brought up the mounts...

I don't think anybody has brought up the mounts on the frame for securing the rack/panniers. I know my AL frame has them on the top and bottom of the seat stays, but I'm not sure how strong they...
08-03-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,091
Posted By Riveting

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't...

Those that didn't survive their childhoods aren't here to answer this question.
08-03-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,091
Posted By Riveting

I ride with my cell 100% of the time, and with a...

I ride with my cell 100% of the time, and with a single earbud playing music or talk radio 100% of the time when I'm on solo rides, not because my rides are boring, but because I like music and talk...
Forum: Introductions
07-29-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Riveting

Welcome fellow Coloradoan! If you like riding for...

Welcome fellow Coloradoan! If you like riding for hours (or days) on end, check out the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club https://www.rockymountaincyclingclub.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By Riveting

This is possibly the worst recommendation....

This is possibly the worst recommendation. Getting hit in the eye with a thumb sized June bug at 25 mph may blind you permanently, and/or cause you to crash into an innocent. Please always wear eye...
07-27-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,194
Posted By Riveting

Pffft....no spares?

Pffft....no spares?
07-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Riveting

Is the permanent "13" put on upside...

Is the permanent "13" put on upside down?
07-27-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By Riveting

The incumbent

The incumbent
07-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By Riveting

I'm allowed to bring my bike indoors at my...

I'm allowed to bring my bike indoors at my current employer, as well as at my last. That's my favorite incentive.
07-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,941
Posted By Riveting

I went to an LBS that has the memory foam you can...

I went to an LBS that has the memory foam you can sit on that shows the location of your sit spots, and they measure the width between the two indents. Then they select saddles that cater to that...
07-15-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By Riveting

Froome running up Mt Ventoux without his bike ...

Froome running up Mt Ventoux without his bike
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07-14-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Riveting

Didn't realize used bikes were scarce and...

Didn't realize used bikes were scarce and therefore higher value, time to sell off a couple that are taking up space.
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