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07-10-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,873
Posted By caloso

Why do you want brakes that are heavier, less...

Why do you want brakes that are heavier, less aero, uglier, don't stop your bike any faster, more expensive, and that will squeal like a stuck pig? Good question.
07-10-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,298
Posted By caloso

https://www.strava.com/activities/375110260 ...

https://www.strava.com/activities/375110260

I've ridden 100 miles exactly once. A bunch of teammates and I rode to the group ride in a neighboring town, rode the ride, and rode home. Had to ride...
07-09-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By caloso

In the last few years, we have been spoiled with...

In the last few years, we have been spoiled with Sacramento being the start city for the Tour of California. Last year, we had some of the boys from Lotto-Jumbo jump in our local Saturday ride. That...
07-08-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By caloso

Officially, all the local group rides are on hold.

Officially, all the local group rides are on hold.
07-08-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,266
Posted By caloso

3 months? Just keep riding.

3 months? Just keep riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By caloso

In a race or group ride, the time honored tactic...

In a race or group ride, the time honored tactic for big guys is to drill it to the base of the climb. You want to be at the front, or ideally off the front, as it goes up. Fade backwards through...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By caloso

How long are these hills? Are they 30 minute...

How long are these hills? Are they 30 minute grinders? Or 2 minute rollers? Or something in between?
07-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By caloso

SB 1464 was vetoed. ...

SB 1464 was vetoed. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billStatusClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120SB1464

Scroll to the bottom.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,152
Posted By caloso

Yes, in case I need to go into a store or...

Yes, in case I need to go into a store or something.
07-07-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By caloso

If you want flat, you can't get much flatter than...

If you want flat, you can't get much flatter than this: https://1bvcds2l78kp3btc1c45z7tx-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019-full-century.v3.pdf
Forum: Introductions
07-07-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By caloso

Welcome from Sacramento!

Welcome from Sacramento!
07-07-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By caloso

I have one of these. Excellent trainer for the...

I have one of these. Excellent trainer for the money.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,417
Posted By caloso

You could probably get 1-2 mph for free with a...

You could probably get 1-2 mph for free with a lower and narrower position, tighter jersey, and intervals to boost your FTP.
07-07-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15,091
Views: 848,691
Posted By caloso

Things are improving. Getting a little...

Things are improving. Getting a little consistency. Based on the last couple sets of 2x20s, I think I'm ready to retest.
07-07-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By caloso

One time I had a mysterious clicking sound that...

One time I had a mysterious clicking sound that only occurred while pedaling. Turned out it was the FD cable crimp hitting the crank arm. Duh. The clue should have been that only happened when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 39,092
Posted By caloso

You'll have 1mm less clearance on each side of...

You'll have 1mm less clearance on each side of the rim. You can take up that difference with a twist of the barrel adjuster on the brake cable.
07-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,935
Posted By caloso

My CX bike has no mounts, but I just got a rack...

My CX bike has no mounts, but I just got a rack that mounts through the skewers and seatpost clamp. Super solid. I need to post some photos.
07-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By caloso

I have some of those. I don't know why you'd get...

I have some of those. I don't know why you'd get anything else unless you wanted CF to save every last gram.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By caloso

A couple of years ago when I built up my CX bike,...

A couple of years ago when I built up my CX bike, I went 10-speed in order to repurpose some first gen Sram Red shifters I had in a bin. And since people were getting rid of their 10-speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,624
Posted By caloso

I'm coming around to that frame of mind myself,...

I'm coming around to that frame of mind myself, especially since we're not racing anymore.
07-03-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,052
Posted By caloso

I had to read this a couple times. The AA groups...

I had to read this a couple times. The AA groups I'm familiar with sit in folding metal chairs drinking terrible coffee.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,933
Posted By caloso

Depends on the particular bike path and time/day....

Depends on the particular bike path and time/day. The ARBT is a bike commuting highway on weekday mornings/evenings. You could do 20 sustained and you'd be passing experienced riders who are just...
07-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,218
Posted By caloso

I do. I plowed directly into a curb and it tore...

I do. I plowed directly into a curb and it tore the headtube clean off. Note that this impact would have definitely buckled or broken a Al or steel frame as well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,624
Posted By caloso

They're definitely more supple and a more...

They're definitely more supple and a more comfortable ride. Faster too. Depends on how you're using them. Personally, I have Gatorskins on my daily training/commuting wheels. They're heavy and...
07-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By caloso

Our local promoter just posted on IG and FB that...

Our local promoter just posted on IG and FB that they're trying to come up with a way of doing some races under the restrictions. I'm guessing it will look more like a dirt TT than a traditional CX...
07-01-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,935
Posted By caloso

CX bike. I’ve raced mine in the local MTB series,...

CX bike. I’ve raced mine in the local MTB series, commuted, gravel rides, singletrack, and CX racing of course. It’s probably under geared for sprinting in a crit, but I don’t think I’d get dropped...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By caloso

It's hard to describe (and no, I will not use the...

It's hard to describe (and no, I will not use the word "zen") but you really feel one with the bike. Want to go faster? Pedal faster. Want to go slower? Pedal slower. I recommended you have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By caloso

A fixed gear is a single speed bike that doesn't...

A fixed gear is a single speed bike that doesn't coast. Most have flip-flop hub that will let you put a fixed cog on one side and a freewheel on the other. Whether you go fixed or free, if you ride...
06-30-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,416
Posted By caloso

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread...

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread never sprint. Or climb steep hills. Or ride over rough ground. Or sprint up steep hills with rough ground (that's for the crossers).

I guess if you...
06-30-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,416
Posted By caloso

True. But old guys like me who started with...

True. But old guys like me who started with actual clips and straps tend not to forget because it is so incredibly easier with clipless.
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,416
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,569
Posted By caloso

An unexpected blast from the past. Interestingly...

An unexpected blast from the past. Interestingly I have repurposed the Ksyriums and the Red shifters to my CX bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By caloso

When the elastic fails or when they become...

When the elastic fails or when they become translucent, then you need to think about retiring them or rotating them out. I have some 7 year old Hincapie bibs that only get worn on the trainer or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,316
Posted By caloso

As a frequent user of the ARBT, all I can say is:...

As a frequent user of the ARBT, all I can say is: NO NO NO NO NO
06-26-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By caloso

Yeah, still pancake flat in Rosemont. A single...

Yeah, still pancake flat in Rosemont. A single speed is perfect for that.
06-26-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By caloso

Of all the information my Garmin collects, I...

Of all the information my Garmin collects, I think cadence is one of the least useful.
06-26-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,927
Posted By caloso

I never read Garp, but I was in college in the...

I never read Garp, but I was in college in the 80s and it was definitely a thing people said.
06-25-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,129
Posted By caloso

I guess the kind who doesn't need to have a motor...

I guess the kind who doesn't need to have a motor vehicle at all. I love driving, and I love cars, but I'd also love to be in a place in life where I didn't need to have one.
06-25-20, 02:03 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-25-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,073
Posted By caloso

That's amazing. I taught both my kids to fix a...

That's amazing. I taught both my kids to fix a flat when they started riding their bikes to middle school. It's super basic.
06-25-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By caloso

Truckee--Tahoe City--Kings Beach--Truckee loop. ...

Truckee--Tahoe City--Kings Beach--Truckee loop. I would ride it that direction (CCW) because you have the Lake on your right for the TC-KB section. Then you have a decent climb up Brockway and a...
06-24-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By caloso

Personally, I don't know why they aren't all...

Personally, I don't know why they aren't all fixed/fixed.
06-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By caloso

Yep. With straddle hangers, a lot of times you...

Yep. With straddle hangers, a lot of times you can get it to self align with a good hard squeeze of the brake lever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By caloso

Yes, I had that issue and thought the same thing.

Yes, I had that issue and thought the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,198
Posted By caloso

First time I did Nevada City I got dropped on the...

First time I did Nevada City I got dropped on the first lap. God, that was brutal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,198
Posted By caloso

Haleakala. It's not that steep, but man it's a...

Haleakala. It's not that steep, but man it's a long grind. That, and I was really affected by the altitude the first time I did it.
06-23-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By caloso

1) Actual widths vary widely compared to the...

1) Actual widths vary widely compared to the width printed on the sidewalls.
2) Some BF posters would be shocked at how cyclists in the real world (CX'ers in particular) exceed recommended width...
06-23-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,896
Posted By caloso

OP asked how to get faster than 15mph. 46x15 at...

OP asked how to get faster than 15mph. 46x15 at 70rpm (pretty much the definition of mashing) is 17mph with 700x28mm tires. Unless you're on a juniors cassette, the 15t is hardly the top or next to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,086
Posted By caloso

Yeah. I mean literally never stop. It's...

Yeah. I mean literally never stop. It's possible for me because I am in riding distance of endless country roads in the Delta. https://www.strava.com/routes/11139003 Or you could do it on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,086
Posted By caloso

I do a ride protocol that a coach prescribed to...

I do a ride protocol that a coach prescribed to me years ago: ride for an hour without any structure, then an hour at a steady z2. First time I did it, I thought he was joking. It was way too...
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