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10-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 683
Posted By DrIsotope

I've never seen a cop on an eBike in my entire...

I've never seen a cop on an eBike in my entire life. But then again LAPD has about 9,000 sworn officers, another 10,000 in the LASD, and... 20 eBikes, so I guess that's not really surprising.

I...
10-15-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By DrIsotope

What is it that indicates to you that the bottom...

What is it that indicates to you that the bottom bracket is in need of replacement? I got over 8,000 miles out of a press-fit PF30 (no renowned for their longevity,) and replaced it because it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By DrIsotope

QFT. Non-rim brake wheels also look better. ...

QFT. Non-rim brake wheels also look better.

In terms of absolute performance, rim vs. disc is a wash for 90% of riders. Nevertheless, disc is the present and the future.
10-15-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 683
Posted By DrIsotope

They sure aren't. The most expensive...

They sure aren't. The most expensive "enforcement" model Cannondale sells has an MSRP of $1,400, has a mish-mash of components (including mechanical disc brakes) and weighs about as much a boat...
10-14-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By DrIsotope

For every element that makes Boston ≠ Amsterdam,...

For every element that makes Boston ≠ Amsterdam, quadruple that and you will begin to understand why SoCal ≠ everywhere else.

The reason(s) people aren't biking to the CU (or anywhere, for that...
10-14-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By DrIsotope

Let’s agree that what happens in Amsterdam has 0%...

Let’s agree that what happens in Amsterdam has 0% bearing on anything that happens in my life, cycling or otherwise, ever, for all time. I can say with some confidence that there are 2 people who...
10-14-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 419
Posted By DrIsotope

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take...

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take my bike inside. Every time I go anywhere, I just take my bike inside. My credit union doesn't have a rack outside, and I'm glad of it-- because then...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By DrIsotope

As explained by Richard Meade in the English...

As explained by Richard Meade in the English Journal of the American National Council of Teachers of English, the form daylight savings time (with an "s") was already in 1978 much more common than...
10-14-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By DrIsotope

The Bolt has a row of LEDs above the screen. ...

The Bolt has a row of LEDs above the screen. During TBT navigation, when you get ~100m from your turn, the Bolt makes an audio cue, and the LEDs start flashing in the direction of your turn. It's...
10-13-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By DrIsotope

I spent a year with a Hammerhead Karoo, which has...

I spent a year with a Hammerhead Karoo, which has unparalleled screen quality-- the best color screen on the GPS market. I switched to the Bolt and am never going back. For me, a breadcrumb trail is...
10-13-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By DrIsotope

Whatever is the absolutely most comfortable, as...

Whatever is the absolutely most comfortable, as you have no other concerns. My time on Zwift was spent entirely due to a broken hand, so I couldn't even rest one hand on the bars. I built a table...
10-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By DrIsotope

I bought my Bolt right when the Roam was...

I bought my Bolt right when the Roam was announced. A color screen on a bike GPS is an absolute extravagance, and is not needed, IMO. The Bolt will do what you need, and at ~10 hours a week, the...
10-13-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,714
Posted By DrIsotope

Post 16 contains some of the finest...

Post 16 contains some of the finest old-man-yells-at-cloud ranting I've seen in some time. Kudos indeed.
10-13-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By DrIsotope

KHS Flite 747...

KHS Flite 747 (https://khsbicycles.com/bikes/2019-khs-models/flite-747-19/). Usually around $2k with 105 group, 36-spoke wheels, 210 cranks, all the big 'n tall stuff.
10-12-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By DrIsotope

Weight loss? 90% diet, 10% everything else. My...

Weight loss? 90% diet, 10% everything else. My weight has been essentially static for 2 years, and I've averaged 200 miles a week for those two years.

Because I eat like a human garbage...
10-12-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,714
Posted By DrIsotope

Once someone has moved on to acceptance about the...

Once someone has moved on to acceptance about the fact that MTV is literally not made for them anymore, they will firmly land here:
...
10-12-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,714
Posted By DrIsotope

Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever...

Absolutely, 100% correct. And my go-to whenever anyone rants about MTV. It's not 1994, folks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysyZF-DZFY&t=8s
10-10-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By DrIsotope

I tinkered with the Ultrafast recipe, and found...

I tinkered with the Ultrafast recipe, and found the teflon and moly to do absolutely nothing beyond straight paraffin. Maybe a touch quieter immediately after install, but no change in service...
10-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By DrIsotope

Doesn't appear to. I've used both Cold Water and...

Doesn't appear to. I've used both Cold Water and Warm Water formulas.
10-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By DrIsotope

Slick 50 Recharged High Mileage Engine Treatment...

Slick 50 Recharged High Mileage Engine Treatment (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CJ3KIEY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

1 fl/oz of that, mixed with ~4oz of paraffin, 2oz of...
10-09-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By DrIsotope

Pirelli Cinturato Velo Maxxis ReFuse ...

Pirelli Cinturato Velo
Maxxis ReFuse
Continental GP 4 Season
Panaracer Gravelking slick
10-08-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,762
Posted By DrIsotope

I went into this thread thinking in general...

I went into this thread thinking in general terms— a cool day without wind, etc. For me personally, the optimum conditions for speed occurred on December 28, 2018. Winds were howling in from the ENE,...
10-07-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,762
Posted By DrIsotope

The effect of ambient temperature on...

The effect of ambient temperature on gross-efficiency in cycling (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2039810/)

Raise the temperature from 60ºF to 96ºF, and power drops by around 20%. I...
10-07-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,830
Posted By DrIsotope

Arm warmers? For realsies? I live in an inland...

Arm warmers? For realsies? I live in an inland desert. The arm warmers might come out in November. Not because it doesn't get cold-- before I left the house on Wednesday it was 45º-- but...
10-03-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By DrIsotope

There is still no clear consensus as to why...

There is still no clear consensus as to why cramps occur. I've ridden ~200 miles a week every week for five years, and still get calf cramps sometimes--- mostly when I'm asleep in bed. Sometimes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,063
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, winter is right around the corner.

Well, winter is right around the corner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,063
Posted By DrIsotope

The aero frame is an open embrace of marginal...

The aero frame is an open embrace of marginal gains. Say the aero frame and fork combine to save you a whole watt. Then you do ten other things that each save you a whole watt. See where this is...
09-28-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By DrIsotope

Moved to Pills & Ills.

Moved to Pills & Ills.
09-27-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,585
Posted By DrIsotope

No one can make you feel inferior without your...

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt.
09-27-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By DrIsotope

I put some candle scent in my crockpots so when I...

I put some candle scent in my crockpots so when I heat up my chain wax, the shop smells like peppermint. It's nice.
09-27-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By DrIsotope

The idea that 58º is cold is mind boggling to me....

The idea that 58º is cold is mind boggling to me. I'd certainly rather be riding at 58º than at 98º. Lower temps mean more power output, lower HR, and lower water requirements.

Now if you said...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,146
Posted By DrIsotope

For your comfort, bike fit > everything else ...

For your comfort, bike fit > everything else
For your speed, body position > weight

So if you want to be faster than you are on your hybrid, while at the same time not being miserable, you want a...
09-26-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By DrIsotope

Garmin Soft Strap HRM, in use for ~1,300 hours....

Garmin Soft Strap HRM, in use for ~1,300 hours. I've replaced the battery once. It has been flawless performance wise.

You can't use a chest strap on your arm, because it's not optical-- chest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By DrIsotope

The only thing that blue bike shares in common...

The only thing that blue bike shares in common with an R3 is that they're both bicycles. I bet it's hella smooth and stable-- after all, you've got the wheelbase of a compact car. The R3, not so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By DrIsotope

The notion that the geo on an R3 is "endurance"...

The notion that the geo on an R3 is "endurance" is... not right. Could be my spidery arms and legs, but I have a zero offset post, a 110 stem... and right around 7 inches of saddle-to-bar drop.
09-25-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By DrIsotope

If no one has seen me on a bike in two weeks,...

If no one has seen me on a bike in two weeks, I've been abducted or I'm dead. I can barely go 48 hours between rides.
09-25-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By DrIsotope

I dunno where y'all are seeing people with their...

I dunno where y'all are seeing people with their saddles too high. I don't think I've seen an obviously too-high saddle (complete with rocking hips) more than 3-4 times, total.

Now saddle...
09-23-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,158
Posted By DrIsotope

You're not properly embracing stereotypes until...

You're not properly embracing stereotypes until you're rocking Gatorskins on your ENVE SES 7.8s.

No sense in worrying about what others think about your choice of bicycle. Few notice, even fewer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,044
Posted By DrIsotope

SRAM. They're not uncommon.

SRAM. They're not uncommon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,044
Posted By DrIsotope

The day I spin out 42-10 on flat ground is the...

The day I spin out 42-10 on flat ground is the day I'll consider new gearing... because I'd have to be putting out +1,200W to do so. As I can currently sustain 1,200W for precisely zero seconds, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,309
Posted By DrIsotope

Reinforcing what I said earlier:

Reinforcing what I said earlier:
09-23-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By DrIsotope

If you go through the Elemnt Firmware Update...

If you go through the Elemnt Firmware Update History (https://support.wahoofitness.com/hc/en-us/articles/217285397-ELEMNT-Firmware-Updates), the big update came on April 15th, and they've basically...
09-22-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By DrIsotope

Further, snafu has transcended it's WW2 acronym...

Further, snafu has transcended it's WW2 acronym origins to become an actual word.

sna·​fu \ sna-ˈfü , ˈsna-ˌfü\Definition of snafu: a situation marked by errors or confusion
09-22-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, their quarter turn insert is terrible. I...

Yeah, their quarter turn insert is terrible. I can't even use that side as I have a Wahoo, but I popped the old Edge 500 into it to test it out, and it made a startling crackle sound on both...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,309
Posted By DrIsotope

Sounds to me like you paced a 70-miler as you...

Sounds to me like you paced a 70-miler as you would a 40-miler, and your body wasn't having it.

Endurance conditioning comes with miles ridden. If you haven't spent much time up past 50 miles,...
09-22-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By DrIsotope

As mentioned a few times before, diagonal...

As mentioned a few times before, diagonal crosswalk. No trail involved, but the intersection of Linden and Canyon Crest in the University of California Riverside (connecting the main campus to...
09-22-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By DrIsotope

I have a genuine Florida question: I mean, how...

I have a genuine Florida question: I mean, how flat are we talking? You're well past my monthly mileage for September in just 7 rides (and I ride a lot) but I'm having an average month for climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By DrIsotope

Yes, it is possible to replace the battery, but...

Yes, it is possible to replace the battery, but it is anything but a simple procedure, and there's a decent chance you'll end up killing the Garmin in the process. It was not designed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,023
Posted By DrIsotope

In general, a CX bike will have: More stack ...

In general, a CX bike will have:

More stack
Longer wheelbase
Room for larger tires
Higher bottom bracket
No mounts beyond cage bosses
Lower standover height

...but it will still have two...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,734
Posted By DrIsotope

There's also the option to remove that big spacer...

There's also the option to remove that big spacer stack and what I assume is a -17º stem, and replace the lot with like a -5º or -6º stem right on top of the headset cap, which would put the bars in...
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