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09-18-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,214
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: 33
Views: 4,284
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: 284
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: 1,452
Posted By bbbean

Less hair = less problems, IME. YMMV.

Less hair = less problems, IME. YMMV.
09-10-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,214
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: 142
Views: 10,214
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: 276
Views: 24,877
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: 276
Views: 24,877
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: 276
Views: 24,877
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: 829
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: 14,237
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: 1,893
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: 1,893
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: 1,893
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: 15,659
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: 14,237
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: 1,619
Posted By bbbean

Yes. It is safe.

Yes. It is safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,991
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: 4,991
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: 4,991
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: 7,238
Posted By bbbean

N+1

N+1
08-05-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,773
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: 276
Views: 24,877
Posted By bbbean

Thereís your answer.

Thereís your answer.
08-04-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,300
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: 5,300
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: 2,333
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: 2,333
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: 2,312
Posted By bbbean

This.

This.
07-29-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,733
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: 11,670
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: 5,733
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: 673
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: 33
Views: 4,284
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: 7,824
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: 581
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: 581
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: 11,670
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: 11,670
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: 6,107
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: 8,078
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: 6,107
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: 8,170
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: 6,107
Posted By bbbean

Please review:...

Please review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
07-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,107
Posted By bbbean

Not a problem if you race criteriums.

Not a problem if you race criteriums.
07-08-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,107
Posted By bbbean

How do you feel about people who obsess on men's...

How do you feel about people who obsess on men's legs?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,170
Posted By bbbean

I have no problem patching latex tubes. You just...

I have no problem patching latex tubes. You just have to take the time to do it right (i.e., let the glue dry before you put the patch on.).

BB
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,170
Posted By bbbean

Yes. Patch your tubes. I very rarely get leaky...

Yes. Patch your tubes. I very rarely get leaky patches, and they last a season if not longer. Just be sure you use good patches, and take time to install them properly. When I have a patched tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,480
Posted By bbbean

Thank you so much for your valuable post. Not...

Thank you so much for your valuable post. Not only have you provided critical and useful information, but your virtue signaling has let us know we are in the presence of our true superior. Thank you...
06-28-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,765
Posted By bbbean

We're all busy racing. Go do some intervals or...

We're all busy racing. Go do some intervals or something.
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