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04-06-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By adamrice

There are (AFAICT) three companies selling...

There are (AFAICT) three companies selling 1-liter bottles for bike bottle cages: Science in Sport, Elite, and Zefal. Some of these are hard to find in the USA, or are overpriced here. Zefals seem...
03-17-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By adamrice

1. I'm incredibly lazy. 2. When I reset my FTP,...

1. I'm incredibly lazy.
2. When I reset my FTP, the change is probably by only 4% or so. If I'm trying to keep my perceived effort the same (which I consider unreliable, or of which I am a terrible...
03-17-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By adamrice

I do. I spend a lot of time on my erg, and have a...

I do. I spend a lot of time on my erg, and have a relatively small repertoire of interval patterns that I ride. I don't do them "in the hopes they'll get easier," but they do get easier: when I set a...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,683
Posted By adamrice

Not a direct answer, but if you haven't seen it...

Not a direct answer, but if you haven't seen it before, you might want to check out the website Bicycle Rolling Resistance (http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com).
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By adamrice

Joe Friel has written about 100 books on...

Joe Friel has written about 100 books on endurance exercise, and he argues that there are three factors that affect performance: threshold power, VO2 Max, and economy, economy being the number of...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By adamrice

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a...

I've got a wheel with a dyno hub. I do not have a dyno light/USB converter yet; Igaro (which makes a USB converter) will be releasing a combo light/converter soon, and I'm holding out for that. I'll...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By adamrice

gif4445...

gif4445 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/gif4445-326156.html), you've identified the factors that I've been thinking about myself. I think I can keep the combined weight for pad, bag, and bivvy...
01-17-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By adamrice

Pay no attention to the fact that bicycles are...

Pay no attention to the fact that bicycles are vehicles.
Replies: 19
Views: 2,036
Posted By adamrice

Sleep setups for bikepacking race

I'm contemplating a sleep setup for the Trans Am Bike Race. My options seem to be:

Sleeping bag and bivvy
Down jacket + pants and bivvy (this seems to be the preferred option among some...
01-11-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,465
Posted By adamrice

85 years. That's a hell of a legacy. This is...

85 years. That's a hell of a legacy.

This is my 2nd Bob Jackson. Sold the first. ...
01-09-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By adamrice

I've got the Hypershot 350. I've never seen a...

I've got the Hypershot 350. I've never seen a DiNotte, so I can't compare. It is certainly bright. The controls are annoying: you've got one button that controls power and blink mode, and another...
12-30-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,399
Posted By adamrice

I tried this recipe...

I tried this recipe (http://www.backcountry.com/explore/how-to-make-energy-gel). I do not recommend it, but point it out just in case you run across it and wonder if it might be good. It is not. It...
12-10-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,202
Posted By adamrice

I've been using the paid version of Training...

I've been using the paid version of Training Peaks for about 6 months. I appreciate it. I've been training with a smart trainer but no power meter on my bike; I do most of my workouts on the erg, and...
11-23-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By adamrice

You do need a special tool to remove a...

You do need a special tool to remove a centerlock, which could be a problem if you're on a tour in the middle of BFE (there is such a thing as a portable lockring tool, although I'm not sure how it...
11-13-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,882
Posted By adamrice

Most lights are built with commodity parts (LEDs,...

Most lights are built with commodity parts (LEDs, batteries, etc). No single light manufacturer is developing these from scratch; they're shopping at the same "store" as their competitors, and in may...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,204
Posted By adamrice

You can get SPDs without the surrounding...

You can get SPDs without the surrounding platform, which is redundant in shoes like those Lakes. The 8100 (and 9100) is still a 2-sided pedal; Shimano also makes a couple of single-sided "roadie...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,995
Posted By adamrice

It had been a long time since I used a Camelbak...

It had been a long time since I used a Camelbak on a bike, but when the pandemic hit, I bought one (the "Classic," 2.5 liter) so I could go for longer rides without stopping. On balance, I think I...
08-31-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,661
Posted By adamrice

Rain. It doesn't rain much around here, but when...

Rain. It doesn't rain much around here, but when it does, you really don't want to be out in it. So fenders are kind of moot. I see some people extol the virtues of fenders, and I have to remind...
08-31-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,580
Posted By adamrice

Really hope you meant "exertion" there....

Really hope you meant "exertion" there. Otherwise, TMI.
08-07-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By adamrice

I think the correct answer here is to get a new...

I think the correct answer here is to get a new rack.

I doubt very much that anyone would make such a specialized adapter, and the liability exposure in an adapter for a child seat would make such...
08-03-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By adamrice

Sort of. - VO2max is something we can only...

Sort of.

- VO2max is something we can only measure in a lab, but FTP is something we can measure with a smart trainer or power meter.
- Threshold power is measuring something different: it's the...
Forum: Texas
07-08-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By adamrice

If you want to work on hills (or really, just one...

If you want to work on hills (or really, just one hill), take the bike path that runs west from Shoal Creek, above the tracks, over to Far West Blvd, then ride down Far West, and then back up (if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By adamrice

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I...

Not surprised. It must be an obvious idea if I thought of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By adamrice

Camelbak hack

I've been riding with a Camelbak lately to extend the range I can cover without stopping (partly due to Covid-19, partly just because). I've been unhappy with the hose management--either I can route...
06-01-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 764
Posted By adamrice

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who...

I once heard—before the Internet—that people who have bad experiences are 7x as likely to talk about them as those who have positive experiences. I think that online user reviews make that imbalance...
05-29-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,257
Posted By adamrice

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you...

Forgive me if this is telling you stuff you already know.

I think the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) tip for hill-climbing is don't back off. There's...
05-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By adamrice

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that...

I don't think that's right. A 2-piece crank that is compatible with BB30 should also be compatible with BSA.
05-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By adamrice

I think the points here are: It's good to...

I think the points here are:

It's good to know that this is possible.
It's good to know what your mobile plan includes.
Even a cheap mobile plan will cover a few gigabytes of data. The route...
05-17-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good...

Yeah, unfortunately there's not currently a good option for this. There have been a couple of attempts to build power meters into shoes in the past, but those didn't really go anywhere. If you...
Replies: 30
Views: 4,493
Posted By adamrice

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart...

I've had a vaguely related experience. Your heart rate and metabolism remain elevated for a while after a ride. If I wrap up a ride in the evening, my heart rate might still be high when it's time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,294
Posted By adamrice

And check for fire-ant mounds first. No prizes...

And check for fire-ant mounds first. No prizes for figuring out why I mention it.
04-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By adamrice

Cyclemeter has a lot of depth to it, and...

Cyclemeter has a lot of depth to it, and extensive help inside the app. It's worth spending some time reading that.

Before you start a ride, you need to indicate the route you'll be riding. From...
04-27-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,117
Posted By adamrice

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail...

Funny how the OP just threw a molotov cocktail into the room and hasn't been back since. One might imagine his only goal was to get people bickering.
03-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,339
Posted By adamrice

It would require a huge amount of work to add...

It would require a huge amount of work to add rear disk brakes to a bike that wasn't built for them. It would require even more work with a single-speed. Consider this: with most single speeds, you...
03-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,363
Posted By adamrice

Garmin 1030 on sale everywhere

The Garmin 1030, normally $600, is marked down to $400, same price as the 830. I speculate this means a new model is forthcoming. Which means this is either a great time to buy one, or a terrible...
03-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,759
Posted By adamrice

I was on tour a while back. A big dog...

I was on tour a while back. A big dog (bloodhound? Don't recall) see me coming from at least 100 yards ahead, and just sits down in the middle of the road. Obviously there's no way I could outrun...
03-01-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,128
Posted By adamrice

Somewhere in my parents' basement is a 1970...

Somewhere in my parents' basement is a 1970 Raleigh Competition that I bought when I was in college. It's got my dad's 1968 Competition for company.
02-24-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By adamrice

The new hotness is going to be glass batteries,...

The new hotness is going to be glass batteries, invented by John Goodenough, the same guy who won a Nobel for inventing LiIon batteries. Recently signed a licensing agreement with Hydro Quebec, which...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By adamrice

I no longer have my Catrike, but when I did, I...

I no longer have my Catrike, but when I did, I used a 3-liter Camelback unbottle, slung behind the seat with a couple of webbing straps. I kept the hose clipped to my jersey when I was on it. This...
12-03-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,635
Posted By adamrice

1. There are a number of dyno to USB converters...

1. There are a number of dyno to USB converters that all have different output curves (https://www.cyclingabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Dynamo-USB-Chargers-Cycling.jpg). There are also...
08-06-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By adamrice

I use Rubitrack (https://www.rubitrack.com) to...

I use Rubitrack (https://www.rubitrack.com) to store and review all my tracks. It claims to support a bunch of devices, but I can't confirm that it'll work with yours (I log my rides on my iPhone and...
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