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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

I just finished an ~84 mile ride and it didn't...

I just finished an ~84 mile ride and it didn't get me on the podium. Sad!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

A few years ago, I couldn't imagine why people...

A few years ago, I couldn't imagine why people were complaining about bee stings on rides and I actually voiced my confusion. Two bee stings within two weeks after that. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

I thought that 11-speed (rim) was 130mm, too?

I thought that 11-speed (rim) was 130mm, too?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,413
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, they're heavy. I keep mine around for the...

Yeah, they're heavy. I keep mine around for the trainer, and that's about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

She's going to be using it for simulated rides,...

She's going to be using it for simulated rides, correct? What about you? Rides or just intervals? I don't have a smart trainer, so there's a good chance I'm wrong, but I don't think that you need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Was up somewhat late last night having dinner and...

Was up somewhat late last night having dinner and chatting with the new neighbors. They seem aight.

I always keep an eye on the weekend forecast and today has been looking like a rain-out for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

This year felt like it was a learning experience....

This year felt like it was a learning experience. #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) takeaway for me: don't let the batteries in the bathroom scale die over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Psssh. That guy prolly conveniently forgot a...

Psssh. That guy prolly conveniently forgot a 25mph tailwind or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh. Not even going to click the link. If that...

Ugh. Not even going to click the link. If that happened to one of my children, I don't know what I'd do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

I'm never going to be a climber, but I've finally...

I'm never going to be a climber, but I've finally come appreciate pacing climbs (in as much as you can call them that in my region) with the power meter. I used to loathe climbs before, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Had a fun group ride last night, but was hit with...

Had a fun group ride last night, but was hit with the realization that my Wed night group rides are almost done for the year. Bummer as I feel like I'm finally rounding in to decent shape. Last...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,119
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that anyone has a problem with you...

I don't think that anyone has a problem with you riding what you want to ride. What people have a problem with is you hearing the term "gravel bike" and then ignoring industry convention and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,119
Posted By WhyFi

So you're not operating anywhere close to the...

So you're not operating anywhere close to the somewhat loose but widely accepted industry norms of what constitutes a gravel bike and you're arguing about the suitability of a gravel-as-road-bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By WhyFi

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Nope, it's not. Not at all.

Nope, it's not. Not at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 07:19 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Last night, I went to sleep with my typical Wed...

Last night, I went to sleep with my typical Wed ride debate in mind: longer solo ride in the morning or shorter group ride in the evening? This morning, I woke to steady rain. Guess that answers...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By WhyFi

Why couldn't you with a large enough sample size...

Why couldn't you with a large enough sample size and observation period? If that's not enough to cut through that noise and show some gains, is it worth 35 bucks per tube?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By WhyFi

It doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to test...

It doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to test this vs a placebo - one group gets rubbed down with this, the control gets rubbed down with a non-bicarb lotion. My cynical side suspects that many that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

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https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/zghqb4o_3e198dc2c162160b17f23a020bc15ee944fb8fa3.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

:twitchy: really? I'm not seeing it, but that...

:twitchy: really? I'm not seeing it, but that would be tempting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

One thing that I really like about them is that...

One thing that I really like about them is that they have a bit of a discount on good grinder/brew packages; for $600-700 you're looking at some great BFTB stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Ha. As with all things trainer-related, I'd check...

Ha. As with all things trainer-related, I'd check the review on DCRainmaker. I would be shocked if it wasn't a viable choice among the ~$1k competitors, which would make it a great buy at $700.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,971
Posted By WhyFi

Damn those Bentley-driving bike shop owners and...

Damn those Bentley-driving bike shop owners and their 200% mark-up! I shake my fist in their general direction!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Cool. My general advice would be: No steam...

Cool. My general advice would be:

No steam toys - the brewing pressure should be generated by a pump, not by boiling water
Heavier is better
Separates (grinding and brewing) are better
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By WhyFi

Why is the Cervelo with Ultegra the same price? ...

Why is the Cervelo with Ultegra the same price?

I'm sure that they're all great bikes, but at the same price the Cervelo is undoubtedly the best deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 321,129
Posted By WhyFi

People will just think that it's about on-bike...

People will just think that it's about on-bike nutrition fueling and upset stomachs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

I don't know if anyone here is currently in the...

I don't know if anyone here is currently in the market, but CleverTraining is selling the CycleOps Hammer at $699. Awesome price for a wheel-off smart trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 641,750
Posted By WhyFi

CleverTraining is selling the CycleOps Hammer at...

CleverTraining is selling the CycleOps Hammer at $699. Awesome price for a wheel-off smart trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, was that a part of the password notification?...

Oh, was that a part of the password notification? The bold went away after I closed that. Odd.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

WTF? Did everybody else go bold, too?

WTF? Did everybody else go bold, too?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

No, and I don't know much about Breville,...

No, and I don't know much about Breville, unfortunately, other than that, relatively speaking, they're pretty widely available/popular. In terms of their reliability and quality of output, I couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

I already turned the espresso machine off, so...

I already turned the espresso machine off, so you're out of luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

I still smfh when people post all kinds of photos...

I still smfh when people post all kinds of photos of their fancy ****... and they have phone's location services turned on, providing a map accurate to a couple feet. Oops.

But yeah, info that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

I can totally understand being more anxious when...

I can totally understand being more anxious when not in control - I feel the same way when I'm in the car and my wife is driving.



How'd you manage that? Overlapping radii? That's one thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Ha. Funny. Sad. True. The other week, I had...

Ha. Funny. Sad. True.

The other week, I had a conversation with one of the guys in my group. He was telling me about how he had run in to a female cyclist heading in the same direction, at about...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I guess I'd exercise a little caution in...

Yeah, I guess I'd exercise a little caution in your position, too. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I definitely make use of that feature. It's...

Oh, I definitely make use of that feature. It's interesting to see at least a part of the story that's behind the people that you cross paths with. It's mostly gratifying to see that the fast folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Your secret is safe. I just stalked you. If...

Your secret is safe.

I just stalked you. If you look at my profile, you'll see the group (it's the only one that I'm a part of).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

:foo: Not seeing you in the Strava group. ...

:foo: Not seeing you in the Strava group.

edit: oh, I think I see you, but not in the group. Is that you hanging from a mast?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, it's not as drastic as moving out of the NE...

Yeah, it's not as drastic as moving out of the NE corridor, but I do see that difference between metro and urban/suburban areas even in MN; maybe that's more economic, as you allude to - perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, when you're in that NE Corridor and you...

Yeah, when you're in that NE Corridor and you leave it, it's a smack-you-upside-the-head difference.



Is that saying much? :p

I haven't seen you on the Strava boards, have I? Do you Strava,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Absofriggenlutely.

Absofriggenlutely.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Yowsa. After yesterday's ride, I weighed in this...

Yowsa. After yesterday's ride, I weighed in this morning about 3 lbs lighter than the day before. That might explain why I'm still in a MOREMOREMORE mode when it comes to calories and water.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18,827
Views: 3,777,166
Posted By WhyFi

I've got a few hundred miles in with it now, and...

I've got a few hundred miles in with it now, and I like it a lot. I will say that it feels like a luxury rather than a necessity, though; being able to venture further out in to the lane without as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,758
Posted By WhyFi

Just a heads-up - Schwalbe has recently released...

Just a heads-up - Schwalbe has recently released a new Pro 1 - the Souplesse. Supposed to be very fast and supple, very tubular-like. Supposedly good in terms of wear and decent in terms of punctures...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I almost forgot the one dark cloud on the...

Oh, I almost forgot the one dark cloud on the ride. Early on, maybe 15 miles in, or so, we saw a bunch of people and stopped cars on the road a couple hundred yards up. One person came running...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Ask the Germans - I don't know what's going on....

Ask the Germans - I don't know what's going on. Actually, if I were to hazard a guess, I'd say that it's a bit of collaboration with some of the other establishments so there's not too much overlap...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

After days of cold and wet, we had fantastic...

After days of cold and wet, we had fantastic weather for the annual Oktoberfest ride. Total of 104 miles with a break for a couple steins, brats and sauerkraut.

And unless Trsnrtr goes back out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 110,612
Posted By WhyFi

Their sizing chart has been spot-on for me, but...

Their sizing chart has been spot-on for me, but only after I took the time to stop making assumptions about my dimensions; the last time that I was measured for a suit, it was a 44, but the tape...
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