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11-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 959
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People used to use dumb trainers and rollers all...

People used to use dumb trainers and rollers all winter long before services like Zwift were invented. But it was torture, and very hard to stick to a regimen because it simply wasn't fun....rather...
11-20-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Here in Nebraska, our governor not only never...

Here in Nebraska, our governor not only never shut down the state, never instituted a mask mandate, actively sued to STOP mask mandates...he presently is in quarantine due to exposure to someone who...
11-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,033
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Everyone who has ever had to clean up the...

Everyone who has ever had to clean up the detritus.
11-15-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
Posted By Marcus_Ti

And the worst enemy here...is half-measures,...

And the worst enemy here...is half-measures, they're almost worse than doing nothing at all--because then people get overconfident especially in undereffected areas. NYC needed refrigerated cars for...
11-15-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Hhere in Nebraska and South Dakota and...

Hhere in Nebraska and South Dakota and Iowa.....let's end the BS of Trump donor's meatpacking plants being declared 'essential'? How about those state governments trying not to actively coverup...
11-15-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Literally, anything. Here in Nebraska....the...

Literally, anything. Here in Nebraska....the governor has had the state do nothing to stop this for 8 months, and has actively stopped communities from taking up the slack. He himself is now in...
11-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,790
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Up here in Nebraska....our governor is in...

Up here in Nebraska....our governor is in quarantine, and the state is going to run out of hospital room in about 10 days or less. And there's no state mask mandate and never was one, the state never...
11-12-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,808
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Honestly...you won't know until 3 months or less...

Honestly...you won't know until 3 months or less before show date.

I'm trying to get out of that biz. It is short circuited, bad, for the at all visible future. The one show I might get recalled...
11-12-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,808
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Entirely depends on the Talent and their Agent...

Entirely depends on the Talent and their Agent policies...and the status of the area they are going to. Even guessing about January 2021 is volatile at this point. My hall has contracts penned for...
11-12-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,808
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Up in North Dakota, the Governor's office has...

Up in North Dakota, the Governor's office has authorized all COVID infected medical staff to keep working--because there's no one to spare.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,875
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It only took Microsoft a quarter century to admit...

It only took Microsoft a quarter century to admit they sucked at and could not sell phones. They tried and tried to sell buggy products that didn't work and were buggy and sucked.

By the time they...
11-03-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 167,293
Posted By Marcus_Ti

2 years back I bought an FSA SL-K 46/30...

2 years back I bought an FSA SL-K 46/30 crank....well it is officially out of service, replaced with a 48/31 GRX with Stages power meter arm.
...
10-30-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,808
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I can only personally vouch for my farmland...

I can only personally vouch for my farmland relatives when I say YES.

For 7 months, masks were a 'please if you would' even in food/grocery service out in rural farmland. No one wore them, and...
10-30-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,294
Posted By Marcus_Ti

i CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF THAT JERSEY...

i CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF THAT JERSEY YOU ARE WEARING
10-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Verify the cables are fully seated in the...

Verify the cables are fully seated in the shifters.

If whomever assembled the bike lived a Good Clean Life, they left some swag on the cables so the don't get pulled out in case of crash...
10-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Marcus_Ti

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and...

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and Giro/Shiman/SIDI shoes I've tried
10-11-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've been liking their Strade Bianchi TLR in 36mm...

I've been liking their Strade Bianchi TLR in 36mm so far...not the most puncture resistant, but seals well, even with endurance sealant.
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Everyone else learned and got a ton better, and...

Everyone else learned and got a ton better, and went to spending egregious sums of money on the Entertainment Division to do so....that whole 'West Coast Offense' thing didn't work either.
...
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,813
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Find shoes that work for your feet. The stiffer...

Find shoes that work for your feet. The stiffer the shoe, the less I find problems with hotspots form small cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,496
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Don't use it on a car you care about...or...

Don't use it on a car you care about...or carrying bikes you care about.
10-05-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Marcus_Ti

AOL is still around?

AOL is still around?
09-25-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,902
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'll third or 4th the SPD reccy with stiff XC MTB...

I'll third or 4th the SPD reccy with stiff XC MTB shoes.

That being said, with Shimano's SPD patent expiring, everyone is making them now. Even LOOK has LOOK-a-likes of SPDs now.
09-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,652
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You can pick bike locks faster than you can angle...

You can pick bike locks faster than you can angle grind them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSuaUok-wTY

Commuting to werk, I'd never leave a bike outside unattended even on a busy street in a...
09-22-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Did his shattered pelvis win anything in the 2020...

Did his shattered pelvis win anything in the 2020 TdF?



It, of course, also means there's no ride telemetry to go on Strava or easily compare to known efforts to. Convenient that, not leaving...
09-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,177
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If they were doping....given their results, they...

If they were doping....given their results, they did a pretty terrible job.
09-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France...

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France besting an entire peloton in a ITT by 1'20"? Without even any on-bike telemetry? Sound any less believable? Rewatch the 2006 TdF. In the penultimate stage...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL....well you're getting the Cosmo at an...

LOL....well you're getting the Cosmo at an absolute steal. Nearly half normal retail. Normally the steel Tara is $100 and the SS is $130, in USA pricing.

Both my Cosmo and my Tara SS I bought from...
09-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,818
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is cutting costs, on the part of private...

It is cutting costs, on the part of private shipping companies.

Here in Nebraska it it utterly routine, particularly outside LNK or OMA. The population density in Farmlandia is too low for UPS or...
09-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Parking. My coworkers asked me all the time why I...

Parking. My coworkers asked me all the time why I ride to work. I spell it out like this. $1.25 hour for parking. 8 hours a day of work, hour lunch break, parking early to be on-time and leaving work...
09-16-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,818
Posted By Marcus_Ti

IIRC, DHL hands off to USPS. Try the DHL number...

IIRC, DHL hands off to USPS. Try the DHL number in USPS's system.
09-15-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well...Don't get him talking about 'deep dish...

Well...Don't get him talking about 'deep dish wheels'...
09-14-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well this thread dredge from last month was worth...

Well this thread dredge from last month was worth it just to be hard on a guy with a damaged car and bike from using a well-reputed car bike rack.
09-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,455
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL. You should learn what pea gravel is before...

LOL. You should learn what pea gravel is before typing something that funny again.

A road bike is not even going to make it out of a church driveway or parking lot here. In my entire state, unless...
09-13-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,455
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'd sooner say...'gravel bikes' are what 'road...

I'd sooner say...'gravel bikes' are what 'road bikes' used to be--before 'road bike' came to mean 'exclusively paved road racing bike'. Hence why '700C' ends with a 'C'; and there used to be 700A, B,...
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,964
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For road...either will work. IIRC the gear...

For road...either will work. IIRC the gear spacing of 1x12 versus 1x11 ends up being close and the range is close too.
09-13-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,455
Posted By Marcus_Ti

From the flip side....Just to play devil's...

From the flip side....Just to play devil's advocate. Much of the rising popularity of 'gravel riding' was in direct reaction to the ludicrous expense of road riding equipment and rides, and anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Last I knew the cross-chain lockout could be...

Last I knew the cross-chain lockout could be turned off. There's a specific check-item that is named with obscure techno-babble that you can toggle in E-Tube.
09-12-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,455
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It depends on where you live....In these parts: ...

It depends on where you live....In these parts:

A) You get away from the traffic and noise and suicide of riding on roads.

B) You Have FAR more choices of where to go

C) You find far more...
09-11-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,668
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It would be really hilarious, if Sam Bennet could...

It would be really hilarious, if Sam Bennet could manage to simultaneously hold the Green Jersey and the Lanterne Rouge at the same time at Paris. Not ragging on the man at all--it would just plain...
09-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People commuting is an entirely different matter....

People commuting is an entirely different matter. My issue is that for every one person I know/see who needs the help commuting or simply getting out and riding, I see 3-4 young jerks joyriding...
09-08-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Call them mopeds like they are. People who...

Call them mopeds like they are.

People who do that crap knowingly and wilfully disable power limits and crank sensors. I have had a few co-irkers brag about their hotrod-ed gasoling and battery...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,115
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'll pile on the advice that 1x is going to be a...

I'll pile on the advice that 1x is going to be a problem; gearing range wise. Granted, 1x setups today can get close to the gearing range doubles support. The lowest off-the-shelf gearing you'll get...
08-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,808
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Back to cycling for a second...TdF may be off: ...

Back to cycling for a second...TdF may be off:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/aug/27/tour-de-france-in-doubt-after-covid-red-alert-issued-before-grand-depart-in-nice
08-21-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Thank the GOP non-leadership for the last 6...

Thank the GOP non-leadership for the last 6 months. That right there is the difference between our awful numbers, and literally the rest of the civilized world. Like I said 8 days ago:



So yes...
08-19-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,808
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A combination of all the NCAA schools spending...

A combination of all the NCAA schools spending hundreds of millions of USD, each, on the sports/recreation facilities....and several successive waves of ineffective if not bad coaches at UNL driving...
08-19-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 7,808
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The parents of the brain-damaged loser Husker...

The parents of the brain-damaged loser Husker football squad have a very fascinating legal theory for why football MUST go on...
08-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Summarized succinctly: The USA leadership...

Summarized succinctly:

The USA leadership declared it wouldn't and couldn't possibly happen here, was dead wrong...and has done as little as possible for as long as possible for stock...
08-07-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,741
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Heh...well the OP article that 'busts' 'another...

Heh...well the OP article that 'busts' 'another myth' is completely devoid of numbers or studies or data. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 194,646
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They took Paypal...and I cannot remember if I did...

They took Paypal...and I cannot remember if I did funds transfer or VISA; but it was like 5% the sale price. It showed up on my statement as 'ISC (BLAH BLAH BLAH" I think...I thought it was fraud and...
07-31-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rims aren't "compliant". They either hold a shape...

Rims aren't "compliant". They either hold a shape under load or they don't. Differences are down to the tires you run and the pressure you use and how it relates to your body weight.

A tire like a...
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