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Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Don't get me wrong - I like the way it looks,...

Don't get me wrong - I like the way it looks, too. It's just that, good or bad, it looks very dated. And while I wouldn't buy it for that price, if I were the owner, I wouldn't change it - keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

That was super cool 10 years ago, but it's not...

That was super cool 10 years ago, but it's not $3k cool now. Hell, I'd rather get the Caledonia with 105 from Excel for $2.9k and upgrade the wheels later.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

LPLO. :notamused:

LPLO. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

My Strava feed has conditioned to me to see a map...

My Strava feed has conditioned to me to see a map of LA and just think, oh, that's Phil Gaimon's turf.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By WhyFi

After relocating, it took me a few years worth of...

After relocating, it took me a few years worth of riding before it finally occurred to me that I could/should take some of my cycling routes when driving. It's nice - they're generally pretty quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I got to spend a fair amount of time in the ol'...

I got to spend a fair amount of time in the ol' wood shop today, finally starting some small projects that have been shoved back for months (nice riding weather is hard to pass up). So, what did I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

https://youtu.be/QX_oy9614HQ

https://youtu.be/QX_oy9614HQ
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I'm still bummed that Top Gun 2 (or just about...

I'm still bummed that Top Gun 2 (or just about any other big budget movie) didn't come out this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, that's pretty much what I did - out at...

Yeah, that's pretty much what I did - out at about 5:45. I gave up on staying up late when I realized that I was getting old a couple years ago. :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Five days or more in a row? That's the context...

Five days or more in a row? That's the context that I'm taking about. Going hard the whole ride, every ride, every day probably isn't going to end well.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I know - I'm fat and there's no such thing as...

Oh, I know - I'm fat and there's no such thing as an easy hill, but I think that my ~18mile recovery route is something like 200' of gain, though I do struggle to keep my HR under 110 on that one...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Agree on both points, but enduring boredom is...

Agree on both points, but enduring boredom is worth it if it helps push your z3 and z4 higher.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I couldn't really do it until I made a decision...

I couldn't really do it until I made a decision to ride every day, regardless of how much I hurt, and boy did I have some hurty days. I quickly found that those easy days helped me recover more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

At really low power, I wouldn't make a point of...

At really low power, I wouldn't make a point of keeping your cadence high - just keep the pedals/drivetrain engaged, spinning slow and easy. Like, boring and borderline wrong easy. Additional metrics...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

You're gonna need some pedals, though. :innocent:

You're gonna need some pedals, though. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I did that for way too long, too.

Oh, I did that for way too long, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Or make your easy rides easier. Most go too hard...

Or make your easy rides easier. Most go too hard on their easy days and too easy on their hard days.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Okay. Don't drink, don't smoke - what do you...

Okay.

Don't drink, don't smoke - what do you rue?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

With the winter shoe/boot talk, I decided to...

With the winter shoe/boot talk, I decided to check out Lake's current offerings. I see that they have some snazzy new(ish?) model of winter cycling boots that, well, look like a boots! SPD, laces,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By WhyFi

Vittoria might have a Corsa that covers that, I...

Vittoria might have a Corsa that covers that, I know that they have 'em in a 28mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Don't drink, don't smoke - what do you do?

Don't drink, don't smoke - what do you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I hope that they don't put those straight in to...

I hope that they don't put those straight in to the styrofoam. :twitchy:

Ugh, man, now I can't remember which place did it, but there was a restaurant that would pull food out of the fryer and put...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I hear that that Spoke and Art place, along the...

I hear that that Spoke and Art place, along the Cap, a little north of the Jamestown settlement, is finally up and running - I've ridden by there for years wondering when that damn place would open....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

That reminds me, though - a Duck Donuts was...

That reminds me, though - a Duck Donuts was supposed to open in the Mall of America, but that was before 2020 2020'd everything. I'll have to see what happened with that.

edit: hmmm - their...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Duck Donuts, a somewhat regional chain, fries...

Duck Donuts, a somewhat regional chain, fries donuts to order. There's one in Williamsburg that I'll visit at least once per in-law visit... but not this year - sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I sure as hell ain't, but I'm wondering if it's...

I sure as hell ain't, but I'm wondering if it's reasonable to expect that someone will.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Perusing CL and I have a question for the vintage...

Perusing CL and I have a question for the vintage BMX fans: is this bike really worth enough that they can just slap it online in this condition and reasonably expect something around the $1k asking...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

For the F1 fans - Lewis Hamilton seems like a...

For the F1 fans - Lewis Hamilton seems like a pretty cool guy, but this is sillier than Specialized and their team of Lawyers -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

On a days when I've got a good calorie budget to...

On a days when I've got a good calorie budget to play with, I'll indulge, but if push comes to shove, I'll take two beers over one donut, no question.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I'm a donut fiend. The KK standby, the raised &...

I'm a donut fiend. The KK standby, the raised & glazed donuts, have a special place, 'specially when still warm, but I wouldn't go very far out of my way for them.

This reminds me that I need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, and speaking of the holidays, maaaannn - LAJ...

Oh, and speaking of the holidays, maaaannn - LAJ is not alone, there are a lot of people with Christmas lights up already. I picked up dinner and was surprised by the number of houses lit up on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

We're actually looking forward to our first...

We're actually looking forward to our first Thanksgiving in MN at home. In Brooklyn, we always made way too much food for ourselves and the 1-3 building neighbors that would drop in. It was a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

There was no Twitter to document it, but when...

There was no Twitter to document it, but when Krispy Kreme arrived in MN, there was a similar, dumb reaction. It got to the point that the drive-through line got backed up, out of the parking lot,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By WhyFi

You don't believe that the market wanted disc...

You don't believe that the market wanted disc brakes, but I look at it from the other direction - it's pretty obvious that the market isn't wedded to rims. Whether that was because of a want for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By WhyFi

I don't believe that I've ever (non-playfully)...

I don't believe that I've ever (non-playfully) mocked someone about discs (or tubes, or radar, etc, etc), If people want what they want, go for it - it doesn't bother me none (just don't tell me why...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Loosely related, I sincerely hope that "booger...

Loosely related, I sincerely hope that "booger side out/in" becomes a part of the lexicon.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By WhyFi

Frankly, I don't really buy the notion that it's...

Frankly, I don't really buy the notion that it's an "industry forced change." I mean, it may eventually be that for some, but it's not the case right now and I don't buy it for the market as a whole....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

So the vaccinated carry the load for everybody...

So the vaccinated carry the load for everybody and the unvaccinated get to watch the numbers go down and then bloviate about how it was all a hoax because the crisis largely went away (knock on wood)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, that's why it's become a recently...

Yeah, that's why it's become a recently established family tradition - they know that everybody has other places to be and traditional meals to eat, so they go with a change of pace that we all...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

I also enjoy the constant management of food...

I also enjoy the constant management of food intake, balancing the things that you genuinely look forward to and the things that you feel obligated to eat. Okay, if I can get away with only a token...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, much better than you let on! I mean, I...

Oh, much better than you let on! I mean, I wouldn't immediately dismiss the idea of you checking my prostate.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Do eeet. We could use the laugh. ;)

Do eeet. We could use the laugh. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Sure, it's always a consideration, but what irks...

Sure, it's always a consideration, but what irks me is the context. If it were accompanied by, "if you want to get together with your family for the holidays, here are some actions that you should...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Wait - you're saying that I posted a pic of...

Wait - you're saying that I posted a pic of myself wherein I looked less than hot?

Fake news! SAD!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

We were invited over to Thanksgiving at my dad's....

We were invited over to Thanksgiving at my dad's. He seemed a little surprised when I declined. He lives in one of those rural areas in WI that's particularly hard-hit.

A few days after declining,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

For Velo Vol, a bear that's too fat for this, or...

For Velo Vol, a bear that's too fat for this, or any, sport... except maybe competitive eating. :foo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyPMQ3OvBVo
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,852
Posted By WhyFi

Dude's comparing a high-cost minor component of a...

Dude's comparing a high-cost minor component of a complex product in a ginormous industry to a low-cost integral component of a mechanically simple product in a niche industry, yet he's insulting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I think this one is particularly bad - ...

Oh, I think this one is particularly bad -

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/568x458/ugh_f6822aac84c55ff118bf834eae9d5ebb3ff057f5.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Huh. How did you even have an assumption about...

Huh. How did you even have an assumption about who it might be? Is there a strong local woman that's whispered about at the bike shops and cafe stops?

I'm sure that there some stronger-than-me...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,365
Views: 89,550
Posted By WhyFi

Do you need to start a "chicked" thread?...

Do you need to start a "chicked" thread? :D
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