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04-06-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

Woods on the steep finish. Or Yates

Woods on the steep finish.

Or Yates
04-06-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By MinnMan

They have such a strong cohesive team. He could...

They have such a strong cohesive team. He could put up some wins for them.

But I'll bet the pay cut is going to be hefty no matter what. He was the highest paid star for a reason, but those...
04-04-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

MvdP had done soo much of the work, attacking and...

MvdP had done soo much of the work, attacking and pulling, he was spent. All credit to Asgreen though, he made the first attack that allowed him and MvdP and Wout to escape, and then hung on during...
04-02-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,561
Posted By MinnMan

I second that. And a mostly deserted one, not a...

I second that. And a mostly deserted one, not a heavily used MUP.

Or quiet gravel roads.

From my days getting high (mostly long long ago), I think that the impairment to your judgement, motor...
03-23-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

Actually, this one ...

Actually, this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRP7AuFibg0
03-23-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

The Least Expected Day on Netflix. It's about...

The Least Expected Day on Netflix. It's about their 2019 season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzOSKRZQvH0
03-23-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

Oh right, the OTHER world class time trialist on...

Oh right, the OTHER world class time trialist on Ineos-Grenadiers. jeez.
03-21-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By MinnMan

Ah, well here is a highlight reel anyway. Good...

Ah, well here is a highlight reel anyway. Good stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8A_qZDB5w
03-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

True, but still he exceeded my expectations. The...

True, but still he exceeded my expectations. The cornucopia of intense young talent overshadows him and I didn't expect him to be up front at the end at all.

On to Catalunya! Sepp Kuss! ...
03-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By MinnMan

More of the same, from somebody with some good...

More of the same, from somebody with some good perspective
...
03-16-21, 11:43 AM
03-15-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

My head hurts just watching that.

My head hurts just watching that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By MinnMan

I have older model RS5000s, 105s, and Dura Ace...

I have older model RS5000s, 105s, and Dura Ace 9000s. Apart from the differences in weight, I find that the balanced weight of the R9000s is a little better - this means that when clipping in without...
03-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,678
Posted By MinnMan

alas ...

alas

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/paris-nice-brandon-mcnulty-crashes-out-of-stage-6/

Hope he's OK.
03-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

top 4 finishers is much of the roster of great...

top 4 finishers is much of the roster of great racing today.
03-08-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By MinnMan

Tom Boonen: ...

Tom Boonen:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nibali-boonen-and-father-adrie-left-stunned-by-mathieu-van-der-poels-strade-bianche-performance/

Racing has its next Peter Sagan. Not that he's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By MinnMan

Is this a trick question? Different tire...

Is this a trick question?

Different tire types on different bikes and different wheels, old "new" 23s that didn't get used before I switched to 25s, different tread types for different conditions...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By MinnMan

Totally agree. I seldom do intervals outdoors,...

Totally agree. I seldom do intervals outdoors, but that's an exception. Other than that, the main use outside is when I'm going hard and want to know if I can sustain the power. In non-covid times, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By MinnMan

Choose based on your budget and other priorities...

Choose based on your budget and other priorities for what you want in a head unit, such as mapping and so on. Either will work with your FA pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By MinnMan

My Wahoo Bolt shows the pedal power balance from...

My Wahoo Bolt shows the pedal power balance from my Favero Assiomas in the ride summary statistics. I suppose it can also show them during the ride, but I haven't tried and if it did, what exactly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,623
Posted By MinnMan

If cycling is important enough to you that you'll...

If cycling is important enough to you that you'll miss your road bike if it's out of commission for a week or two, then you have to own more than one.

Yeah, I own seven bikes, including 3 road...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By MinnMan

Koolstop salmon for my rim brakes with alloy...

Koolstop salmon for my rim brakes with alloy rims. Swissstop black prince for the bike with rim brakes and carbon rims. In the case of the latter, it's the best I've found, but I still don't like...
02-07-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,672
Posted By MinnMan

Considering where you live, you must be on your...

Considering where you live, you must be on your guard every time you leave your house.
12-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,264
Posted By MinnMan

Really? How? I use sturdy old alloy wheels on...

Really? How? I use sturdy old alloy wheels on my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine, and I can't imagine how the wheel could be harmed. And old used Gatorskins last a long time when they are repurposed...
12-30-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,061
Posted By MinnMan

Generally, the companion app is most useful when...

Generally, the companion app is most useful when you are NOT riding. You can checck out scheduled rides, peer in on your friends who are riding,and scroll through your previous rides for stats...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By MinnMan

Many people shell out for 2 sided pedal PMs ...

Many people shell out for 2 sided pedal PMs because they are convinced that they are very imbalanced (because one leg really *feels* stronger) and that one-sided would not be accurate for them. ...
12-24-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,992
Posted By MinnMan

That's another reason I don't listen to music on...

That's another reason I don't listen to music on the road. If my bike is making unexpected sounds, I want to know about it.
12-14-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,255
Posted By MinnMan

I agree with those who argue that the added risk...

I agree with those who argue that the added risk of injury is likely small, but just as a general point of discussion, the idea behind modern bike helmets is not that they are simply padding, but...
12-14-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,255
Posted By MinnMan

In the event of a direct hit, it could focus...

In the event of a direct hit, it could focus energy to a small surface area of the helmet, thereby increasing the force propagated to the head.
12-12-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,390
Posted By MinnMan

This is worthy of its own thread. Rumble strips...

This is worthy of its own thread. Rumble strips are pretty common in Minnesota and environs. A friend of mine (a septuagenarian and a VERY experienced rider) died when he hit some rumble strips,...
12-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,390
Posted By MinnMan

Even riding on the shoulder of a road like that,...

Even riding on the shoulder of a road like that, I'd have a bright daytime-visible blinking rear light.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,529
Posted By MinnMan

When I crashed in October, I damaged my Giro...

When I crashed in October, I damaged my Giro Synthe MIPS, but escaped any head injuries. That gave me continued positive vibes about Giro helmets. Combined with the fact that Giro offered a 30%...
12-11-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,390
Posted By MinnMan

Despite what I wrote earlier, with the google...

Despite what I wrote earlier, with the google maps image showing the rumble strips, that shoulder is too narrow for a double pace line. The surface to the right of the tarmac may be "rideable", but...
12-11-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,918
Posted By MinnMan

Further discussion and details in the A&S...

Further discussion and details in the A&S subforum
12-11-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,390
Posted By MinnMan

good info

good info
12-11-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,390
Posted By MinnMan

Interesting information. The LBS guy might have...

Interesting information. The LBS guy might have been exaggerating, but that looks like a good shoulder to me. Even with a support vehicle, I'd think that a double pace line would be on the shoulder...
12-10-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,390
Posted By MinnMan

No prob. They are different, except being in the...

No prob. They are different, except being in the same city.
12-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,969
Posted By MinnMan

Very importantly, most bike clubs that have...

Very importantly, most bike clubs that have liability insurance buy it through LAB. A group of 20 or 100 cyclists couldn't easily approach an underwriter directly and get insurance, but bundled...
12-10-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,390
Posted By MinnMan

Just posted about this tragedy in the other...

Just posted about this tragedy in the other thread. They had a support vehicle following them with flashing lights. How did this happen?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,116
Posted By MinnMan

Faster and smoother than you can do by hand. Go...

Faster and smoother than you can do by hand. Go to your LBS and do a test ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,116
Posted By MinnMan

Yes definitely - particularly if you program the...

Yes definitely - particularly if you program the DI2 to handle both derailleurs with one shifter (as mr_pedro explained).

Personally, I didn't see much point to DI2 until I got a bike with it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,116
Posted By MinnMan

Di2

Di2
12-07-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,012
Posted By MinnMan

But hard to understand why the Trump admin passed...

But hard to understand why the Trump admin passed on the additional 500 million doses Pfizer offered them. Or rather, us. That would have been enough for all.
12-07-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By MinnMan

My understanding is that what Moderna had in...

My understanding is that what Moderna had in January was a design for a molecule - a theory that they could not be certain was correct and not even so much as a method for synthesizing it directly,...
11-16-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By MinnMan

Shutting down indoor dining and bars would be a...

Shutting down indoor dining and bars would be a good start. I see tons of photos on my social media of people here in Minnesota going to restaurants, where they the take off their masks and....
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,336
Posted By MinnMan

Every year my goal is 10,000 miles, but I've...

Every year my goal is 10,000 miles, but I've never done it yet. In 2017 I got to 9700. Usually, injuries, travel, or other things interfere. I'm at 8300 right now, but with winter well underway in...
11-14-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,400
Posted By MinnMan

It was completely predictable, but there was no...

It was completely predictable, but there was no forward looking preparation. States have waited until the crisis hit to change policies, rather than proactively adjusting as the weather turned...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,393
Posted By MinnMan

no further posts from OP? Smelling troll.

no further posts from OP? Smelling troll.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,393
Posted By MinnMan

And the questions are?

And the questions are?
11-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By MinnMan

Tell me what I need to know about a ramp test

I really only worry about FTP for the trainer, as I never do structured workouts on the road. Even on the trainer, it hasn't been that important because most of my structured workouts are...
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