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09-20-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,545
Posted By bbbean

My experience exactly. That's why I ride in the...

My experience exactly. That's why I ride in the road and leave the MUP to the random direction and velocity folks. On the road I give scooters more room than a torqued up cat 5 racer at his first...
09-19-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By bbbean

If this was easy, everyone would be thin and...

If this was easy, everyone would be thin and fast! Sounds like you know what the problem is and you know there is no shortcut to fixing it. Stay focused and know the longer you stick with it, the...
09-19-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By bbbean

Always go with the shop you like the best, and...

Always go with the shop you like the best, and the one that offers the best service. Any major brand bike will ride great when its properly fitted and tuned. You want a shop that will get you there...
09-19-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,429
Posted By bbbean

First things first - congrats on the weight loss....

First things first - congrats on the weight loss.

I reduced carbs (around 100g/day) and calories, changed behaviors, and increased exercise to go from 325 to 165. Once I hit my goal weight, I...
09-19-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By bbbean

Ask any woman who has ever ridden in a skirt, and...

Ask any woman who has ever ridden in a skirt, and they can assure you it is possible. I've done it myself on St. Pat's day, but it involved sitting on the pleats, paying a LOT of attention to keeping...
09-19-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,823
Posted By bbbean

With all due respect, if the owner of the LBS has...

With all due respect, if the owner of the LBS has more influence with your wife than you, and she doesn't know enough about cycling and/or money to independently evaluate a $3K purchase, you have...
09-18-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,823
Posted By bbbean

Do tell! Are you personally familiar with "most...

Do tell! Are you personally familiar with "most LBS owners", or are you citing some sort of research?

I'm tempted to make an assertion about "most internet posters", but I wouldn't want to be...
09-18-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,437
Posted By bbbean

The body is very efficient at finding and...

The body is very efficient at finding and establishing stasis. It can operate more or less efficiently, depending on what is going on in the environment, the specifics of your diet, and your unique...
09-16-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By bbbean

My best videos come from a skewer mounted camera.

My best videos come from a skewer mounted camera.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By bbbean

Less hair = less problems, IME. YMMV.

Less hair = less problems, IME. YMMV.
09-10-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,823
Posted By bbbean

You said you liked to use LBSs for window...

You said you liked to use LBSs for window shopping only, implying that you'd buy elsewhere. It doesn't matter whether you're talking bikes, cars, tools, or any other consumer product, it costs a...
09-10-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,823
Posted By bbbean

I'm sure your local LBS is thrilled to use their...

I'm sure your local LBS is thrilled to use their capital, real estate, staff, and advertising to help you buy things from other people.
09-03-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,495
Posted By bbbean

So cut the number. Even if we say that only 20%...

So cut the number. Even if we say that only 20% of all regular cyclists ride on the road, that's 818 deaths in 10 million riders. That's still a pretty reassuring number to me.
09-03-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,495
Posted By bbbean

[QUOTE=Flip Flop Rider;21105552]yes, everything...

[QUOTE=Flip Flop Rider;21105552]yes, everything has risks, even eating at KFC. The comparison I was making is that this guy climbs mountains with no harnesses, which to most looks extremely...
09-03-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,495
Posted By bbbean

If you haven't looked up the stats, how can you...

If you haven't looked up the stats, how can you say how safe or dangerous cycling on the road is? Note that the stats aren't hard to find. Most states keep their own stats in searchable archives, so...
Forum: Introductions
08-28-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By bbbean

No, you didn't overbuy. A nice bike will prove to...

No, you didn't overbuy. A nice bike will prove to be both a pleasure to ride (making it more likely that you will ride) and an incentive to ride more.

Congrats on the weight loss, keep it up, and...
08-27-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,389
Posted By bbbean

By "instantly and universally" I'll assume you...

By "instantly and universally" I'll assume you mean by you and your friends. We all had bells back in the 70s and 80s, so when I got back into cycling a few years ago, I stuck a bell on my...
08-26-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By bbbean

Which sealant are you using? My friends running...

Which sealant are you using? My friends running road tubeless are all swearing by Orange sealant, and I'm running it in my rear tire. I was running Stan's, but had a flat that, like yours, wouldn't...
08-26-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By bbbean

As another poster noted, those comparisons are...

As another poster noted, those comparisons are not between tires of the same size and purpose.

For road tubeless, you CAN run tubeless lower than tubes, but the differences won't be that dramatic....
08-25-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, I’m running my first set of road tubeless....

FWIW, I’m running my first set of road tubeless. In terms of feel and weight they are on a par with tubulars and the best clinchers, but I haven’t found sealant to be fully effective at eliminating...
08-24-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,682
Posted By bbbean

I was in the 55yr age group, but I would...

I was in the 55yr age group, but I would absolutely compare the field to the open masters (cat1-4) races in St. Louis (Gateway Cup, etc.) From the looks of the racers in the age groups just ahead and...
08-21-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,389
Posted By bbbean

I avoid the paths. Much safer on the road. Cars...

I avoid the paths. Much safer on the road. Cars hardly ever stop suddenly, turn unexpectedly, or amble three across oblivious to other users.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,632
Posted By bbbean

Yes. It is safe.

Yes. It is safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,076
Posted By bbbean

The Madone is also a great bike, but if I had a...

The Madone is also a great bike, but if I had a choice between two great bikes and one of them had Di2, I'd go for Di2 every time.

Be sure to make your test rides long enough to really get a feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,076
Posted By bbbean

Don't put too much stock in the "aero bikes are...

Don't put too much stock in the "aero bikes are stiff and ride rough" hype. My Propel rides great, is comfortable enough for me to ride 7-8000 miles a year with a substantial percentage of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,076
Posted By bbbean

Giant has a great reputation, and they make great...

Giant has a great reputation, and they make great bikes. Given the TCR's long standing reputation as a great race bike, I'd jump on a end of model year sale if I liked how it rode and I had a good...
08-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,630
Posted By bbbean

N+1

N+1
08-05-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,793
Posted By bbbean

Rush fees sound reasonable to me. They have a...

Rush fees sound reasonable to me. They have a backlog, you want to jump to the head of the line, a reasonable fee isnít uncalled for.
08-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,495
Posted By bbbean

Thereís your answer.

Thereís your answer.
08-04-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,331
Posted By bbbean

I didnít ask the question. I maintain my diet and...

I didnít ask the question. I maintain my diet and exercise routine as if I would be a 300 lb diabetic if I didnít, so the answer is moot to me.

FWIW, my first post on the subject also included...
08-04-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,331
Posted By bbbean

My endocrinologist was very clear when my A1C...

My endocrinologist was very clear when my A1C moved into the normal range (4.9 to 5.3 since 2013) and stayed there without medication - ďdiabeticĒ is a condition, not a permanent diagnosis. I am not...
07-30-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By bbbean

So sorry you missed the first 17 stages of this...

So sorry you missed the first 17 stages of this years's tour.

FWIW, as a Columbian how they feel about Bernal's win.
07-29-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,359
Posted By bbbean

Shame you missed the first 17 stages of the TdF...

Shame you missed the first 17 stages of the TdF...
07-29-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,323
Posted By bbbean

This.

This.
07-29-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,764
Posted By bbbean

As in "The best climber with the best team won"? ...

As in "The best climber with the best team won"?

I was only passingly interested in racing when Lemond won, so I can't compare this years tour to that year, but this was the most exciting Tour...
07-26-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,716
Posted By bbbean

To pretend the situation is "everybody does this"...

To pretend the situation is "everybody does this" in the absence of evidence is cynical/paranoid stuff. Do some intervals. When you come in first, it doesn't really matter what the other guys did.
07-26-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,764
Posted By bbbean

Does the OP still think this race is predictable?...

Does the OP still think this race is predictable? Who wears yellow into Paris?
07-25-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By bbbean

European /Unisex/Women's jerseys and jackets...

European /Unisex/Women's jerseys and jackets reverse the zipper pull. Maybe a third of my jerseys and jackets have the left pull.
07-25-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,437
Posted By bbbean

Don't try to get there all at once. I took off...

Don't try to get there all at once. I took off 164 lbs with logging and exercise, and can tell you that small steps worked best for me. You might even consider setting the ap to just maintain weight...
07-25-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,948
Posted By bbbean

Gosh, thanks for sharing. We're all newbies and...

Gosh, thanks for sharing. We're all newbies and are so grateful a wizened old sage like you would take the time to enlighten us. God knows none of us have any experience or data to base our decisions...
07-24-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By bbbean

I have put hundreds of trainer miles on tires...

I have put hundreds of trainer miles on tires that looked worse than that. Why not get every bit of possible use out of a tire?
07-24-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By bbbean

Worn/torn sidewalls = new tire. The $20-50 you'll...

Worn/torn sidewalls = new tire. The $20-50 you'll spend on a new tire will be well worth it the first time you aren't stranded somewhere you don't want to be and/or teh first time you don't wipe out...
07-24-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,716
Posted By bbbean

The point is that I don't care if there are a few...

The point is that I don't care if there are a few guys who might do that. But there's a difference between "someone somewhere probably does this" and "doping is rampant". In most of my races, I know...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By bbbean

Send me half what they are charging and I will...

Send me half what they are charging and I will send you a full color report outlining your dog's characteristics.
07-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,716
Posted By bbbean

This. There may be a few misguided newbies...

This.

There may be a few misguided newbies who engage in some minor doping, but it's simply not worth the expense and hassle for the occasional payday, and if you have the talent to excel at...
07-18-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,144
Posted By bbbean

I have A-B tested both parts of that, hence my...

I have A-B tested both parts of that, hence my clean shaven stems.
07-18-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,137
Posted By bbbean

You meant within the next few days. I just saw...

You meant within the next few days. I just saw him in a segment on stage 11. I appreciated his insights and perspective.
07-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,144
Posted By bbbean

1) Let me assure you from personal experience...

1) Let me assure you from personal experience that road rash and dog bites are MUCH easier to clean and heal on smooth legs (and arms).
2) Check out the specialized wind tunnel testing.

Worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,203
Posted By bbbean

Not *that* unusual. I get 4-6000 miles out of a...

Not *that* unusual. I get 4-6000 miles out of a set of tires before I put them in the winter training / trainer pile, and I've only worn out one winter/training tire in 6 winters of 500-1000 trainer...
07-08-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,144
Posted By bbbean

Please review:...

Please review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
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