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04-12-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16,204
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Posted By caloso

3 sets of 6 x 1' vo2max on/offs. (Bluebell for...

3 sets of 6 x 1' vo2max on/offs. (Bluebell for you TrainerRoadians)

Other than developing some acid reflux on the last set, that went really well. Normally my stomach doesn't bother me much on...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By caloso

I do. It's cheap and easy insurance to cover...

I do. It's cheap and easy insurance to cover anything I'm missing in my diet.
04-12-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 123
Posted By caloso

Check the cable housing and ferrules. Especially...

Check the cable housing and ferrules. Especially the one closest to the seat tube. It might be as simple as squirting some WD-40 in there. Or just replacing the cable and housing.
04-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 586
Posted By caloso

I just bought a Canyon Exceed myself. a) it's a...

I just bought a Canyon Exceed myself. a) it's a hardtail, not full suspension; b) it's super-value, but still quite a bit more than $820.
04-12-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 586
Posted By caloso

You are kind for being so considerate of others'...

You are kind for being so considerate of others' feelings.
04-10-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By caloso

I think you might surprise yourself. You may...

I think you might surprise yourself. You may not get fitter and faster than when you were 25, but I think nearly everyone can get fitter and faster than they are today. The question is whether or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,245
Posted By caloso

You will be absolutely shocked what my mountain...

You will be absolutely shocked what my mountain bike is made of!
04-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By caloso

What do you mean when you say "what others have...

What do you mean when you say "what others have found besides data?"
04-09-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,115
Posted By caloso

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two...

Yes, we got him a hardtail for his birthday two years ago when he decided he was done with soccer. I thought he might want to do HS mtb, but he decided he wanted to run track. He's doing the 200...
04-08-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,115
Posted By caloso

I was going to, then when Covid hit, I forgot...

I was going to, then when Covid hit, I forgot about it for awhile. Decided I wanted a hardtail, so I got a Canyon Exceed. I love it.
04-08-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 357,115
Posted By caloso

The XC races? Exposed to the wind, hard packed...

The XC races? Exposed to the wind, hard packed dirt, but with tons of babyheads. It's on a state off-road vehicle park so these are motorcycle trails, I guess. For sport it's 3 laps of a 2.78 mile...
04-08-21, 12:33 PM
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Views: 357,115
Posted By caloso

We cancelled our team race weekend (Golden State...

We cancelled our team race weekend (Golden State Race Series). It is always the first weekend of May. Our county remains in the red tier, and the city would not approve our permit, so we had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 692
Posted By caloso

I remembered that a couple of years ago I did an...

I remembered that a couple of years ago I did an experiment where I was riding into a steady headwind. I ran Strava on my phone so it just estimated power. Then I uploaded the same ride from my...
04-08-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 791
Posted By caloso

This. That said, once you've gotten all...

This.

That said, once you've gotten all the parts and assuming you have the right tools, it shouldn't take more than an evening to assemble it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,245
Posted By caloso

Personally, I'd feel safer on a new CF bike than...

Personally, I'd feel safer on a new CF bike than a 15 year old aluminum one.
04-07-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,252
Posted By caloso

I don’t think I have ever chosen what bike to...

I don’t think I have ever chosen what bike to ride based on the wind. If you can’t ride in the wind, you can’t ride in Sacramento.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 692
Posted By caloso

It's completely meaningless.

It's completely meaningless.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By caloso

Subscribing, because I'm interested to hear if...

Subscribing, because I'm interested to hear if such a thing exists anymore. The only reflective ones I know of are commuter tires like the Michelin Protek and Schwalbe Marathon. I have the...
04-07-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By caloso

I can also recommend the Kinetic. Power readout...

I can also recommend the Kinetic. Power readout is very close to my Stages PM when the Kinetic is warmed up and calibrated. Easy and inexpensive way to get on Zwift, Trainerroad, Sufferfest, what...
04-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By caloso

My trainer is a dumb trainer. It's not...

My trainer is a dumb trainer. It's not controllable, it just transmits estimated power, so I never had that issue. But it does make a difference which order I start up each app, because Bluetooth...
04-06-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By caloso

Dutch bikes are awesome! Ilove my Dutch bike. ...

Dutch bikes are awesome! Ilove my Dutch bike.


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04-06-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By caloso

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Stages PM on the bike to TrainerRoad on iPad; Kinetic trainer to Zwift on...
04-06-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By caloso

I will probably keep mine going. I spent a fair...

I will probably keep mine going. I spent a fair amount of time on it last summer due to air quality. Typically I do a Trainerroad workout while running Zwift concurrently, as a distraction and...
04-06-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,392
Posted By caloso

Good point.

Good point.
04-06-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,452
Posted By caloso

Awesome. I'm hoping to do the RR on Saturday,...

Awesome. I'm hoping to do the RR on Saturday, first time in over a year, now that I have had the vaccine. I think my fitness is decent, but I'm a little unsure of my bike handling in a group, so I...
04-05-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,452
Posted By caloso

Same. The only time I came close to 300w for an...

Same. The only time I came close to 300w for an hour it was up Mt Diablo. Steady 6% with 3000 ft of vertical and since it starts at sea level the altitude isnít an issue.
04-05-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,395
Posted By caloso

A few years ago, Cannondale had a Gulf Racing...

A few years ago, Cannondale had a Gulf Racing color scheme on their CAAD. I thought that was terrific and if I ever did a custom paint job that would be something I would consider.
04-05-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By caloso

Cycling Skiing Soccer and running tied for a...

Cycling
Skiing
Soccer and running tied for a distant third.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,445
Posted By caloso

That "X doesn't matter if you're not racing,"...

That "X doesn't matter if you're not racing," where X is

clipless pedals
power meter
training plan
aero wheels
aero helmet
aero kit
Dura Ace
and my favorite: simply wanting to ride faster
04-05-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By caloso

Thanks. The last physics class I took was in...

Thanks. The last physics class I took was in high school many years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,445
Posted By caloso

True. The OEM Fulcrum wheels that came on my...

True. The OEM Fulcrum wheels that came on my Tarmac have been super reliable, and not much heavier than the Open Pros I had handbuilt years ago. But, like most racers, I use them as...
04-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16,204
Views: 963,464
Posted By caloso

Easy ride with the kid yesterday, commute today. ...

Easy ride with the kid yesterday, commute today. Tomorrow, I will get back into it.
04-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,743
Posted By caloso

Jersey pocket. I'll put it in a ziplock bag if...

Jersey pocket. I'll put it in a ziplock bag if it's going to rain hard.
04-04-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,468
Posted By caloso

Average speed of a Tour stage is mostly...

Average speed of a Tour stage is mostly determined by the terrain, the weather, the stage of the race, whether thereís a breakaway, whoís in the breakaway. . . . Riders care about how much time...
04-03-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,011
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
04-03-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16,204
Views: 963,464
Posted By caloso

Day off. I got my J&J shot yesterday. Feeling...

Day off. I got my J&J shot yesterday. Feeling mildly flu-ish today so I am on the couch watching soccer now and hoops later.
04-03-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By caloso

You can use a 4iiii Viiiiva heart rate monitor to...

You can use a 4iiii Viiiiva heart rate monitor to bridge from Ant+ to bluetooth. I got one to use my Quarq on the Zwift ios app.
04-02-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,011
Posted By caloso

Itís been a long time for me, but Iíd probably...

Itís been a long time for me, but Iíd probably just get off and sit on a rock and contemplate the foliage.
04-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,011
Posted By caloso

For what it’s worth, I read somewhere that THC is...

For what it’s worth, I read somewhere that THC is banned in downhill competitors as a PED because it lessens the fear response.
04-02-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,468
Posted By caloso

FWIW, the fastest riders I know don't pay any...

FWIW, the fastest riders I know don't pay any attention to their average speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By caloso

I haven't notice it being slick. It just makes...

I haven't notice it being slick. It just makes riding terrible with a head full of crud.
04-02-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By caloso

I have two: a Quarq crank on my main road bike,...

I have two: a Quarq crank on my main road bike, and a Stages left arm on my back-up trainer bike). I guess 3 if you count the trainer itself. If you want to follow a power-based training program,...
04-02-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By caloso

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't...

Just ask. "Hey, do you mind if I sit in?" Don't be surprised or hurt if the answer is no.
04-02-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By caloso

I've never had any martial arts training, so I...

I've never had any martial arts training, so I wouldn't trust myself sticking my hands out. I'll keep my hands on the bars, as I've done in previous crashes. I've broken bikes, I've broken helmets,...
04-01-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By caloso

Well, that sucks. That was one of my places to...

Well, that sucks. That was one of my places to do interval workouts on my road bike. I guess I'll need to bring my CX bike now.
04-01-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,571
Posted By caloso

That bike is not going to hold you back. Not in...

That bike is not going to hold you back. Not in the least. I had a '00 5200 and rode it from Cat 5 to Cat 3. (And I'm still a Cat 3!)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 572
Posted By caloso

My Stages left crank arm reads about 5% lower...

My Stages left crank arm reads about 5% lower than my Quarq, so it's conceivable that they are both perfectly accurate and that my right leg consistently puts out 5% more power. But all I really...
04-01-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By caloso

I have ridden with some guys every week for years...

I have ridden with some guys every week for years and couldn't pick them out of a line up in street clothes, but I can describe their bikes: Oh yeah, Rick the guy who rides a red Tarmac with Dura...
04-01-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By caloso

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