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10-29-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 268
Posted By WhyFi

The primary benefit is not having to address the...

The primary benefit is not having to address the vast majority of punctures on the side of the road. If punctures are rare for you, for whatever reason (low mileage, pristine roads, etc), or if the...
10-29-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 268
Posted By WhyFi

If has tire remains seated, I don't see any...

If has tire remains seated, I don't see any reason not to try a plug before making the jump to putting in a tube (unless the cut is so big that it requires a boot). Just because the cut was bordering...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, it's not like I want to fall. It looks like...

Oh, it's not like I want to fall. It looks like I've got at least another week for the road bike, but I'll be popping studs on to the gravel bike whenever we get more snow and ice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By WhyFi

They're consumables - just try them. If all else...

They're consumables - just try them. If all else is the same, none of the jumps is going to be so bad that you'll want to toss them in the bin and go back immediately.

Having run 30s for a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Yes. Skinny tires were fine for the vast majority...

Yes. Skinny tires were fine for the vast majority of the ride, but there was some snow encroachment here and there and some icy, rutted sections, particularly on ped/bike bridges.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Say what, now? ...

Say what, now?

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 8,103
Posted By WhyFi

If you're looking for calories per dollar, that's...

If you're looking for calories per dollar, that's a good place to start. I used to love those as a yute, but couldn't finish one when I revisited them as an adult - such a sugarbomb.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

We can only hope. Hell, one of the silver linings...

We can only hope. Hell, one of the silver linings when I'm calorie counting is being a cheap drunk when I finally indulge in that beer o' the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

We went through a whole bunch of that. No fun.

We went through a whole bunch of that. No fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

I had a good, but somewhat chilly ride. Not a...

I had a good, but somewhat chilly ride. Not a whole lot of snow encroaching on the roads, so I was able to take out the road bike, but with the winter apparel. The gloves that I picked up at Sierra...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh. Well, at least this means that you can...

Ugh.

Well, at least this means that you can go back to the other thread and tell that dude to STFU. :o

Sorry to hear, Dan - yeah, take care of yourself. Some of the dusty old farts around...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

You should have a beer. If it's a Triple...

You should have a beer. If it's a Triple Crossing, have one for me, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 8,103
Posted By WhyFi

Never witnessed a power meter/training convo, eh?...

Never witnessed a power meter/training convo, eh? Funny. Also, you evidently go to the wrong group rides.

Oh, and if you're going to complain about the fatties, talk to your peers and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Damn, bro - you can't catch a break. Take care of...

Damn, bro - you can't catch a break. Take care of yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

:twitchy: Immersion. Damn kids and...

:twitchy:



Immersion. Damn kids and their video games. :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Well, hell - I'm probably leaving all kinds of...

Well, hell - I'm probably leaving all kinds of wattz on the table!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, for something like z2, 100 would drive me...

Oh, for something like z2, 100 would drive me nuts - high cadence and low power is annoying. I'd probably land at 80 or lower. Actually, looking at a ride with one of my less fit friends, I averaged...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By WhyFi

Maybe the caliper never got aligned properly?...

Maybe the caliper never got aligned properly? Loosen the two bolts that hold it, get the wheel in, hold the brake lever to align the caliper and then retighten.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Prolly why my FTP is lackluster. Yeah,...

Prolly why my FTP is lackluster.

Yeah, sprints are a different story - 120 isn't atypical - but I, too, feel like I need to make a point of staying in that 90 region, even at higher outputs. Most...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

I feel absolutely comfortable spinning in those...

I feel absolutely comfortable spinning in those regions, but for whatever reason, it just puts me closer to the redline; I think at some point I'm just spending too much energy keeping my legs from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Ha - increasing it just makes more work for...

Ha - increasing it just makes more work for yourself. Give it a whirl, though - you might be pleasantly surprised. As mentioned, my recent efforts have felt about right, maybe even a touch low, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, yes. I have made a mental note that I will...

Ah, yes. I have made a mental note that I will not be seeing an average daily load of 100, something that was pretty easy on the road, while the trainer is my primary outlet. Where my real fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Whoa. I've just kept mine at about what I thought...

Whoa. I've just kept mine at about what I thought it was outdoors and it's felt about right.

I think.

Both situations are so different. Outside, I have a hard time getting dialed in to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

In what way do you think that TSS is lacking for...

In what way do you think that TSS is lacking for indoor work? I never paid much attention to TSS until this year and haven't really made a note of it during my recent return to the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

I'm beginning to think that Performance Condition...

I'm beginning to think that Performance Condition is ********. On recent trainer rides, it's been telling me +4 to +7 at the outset. Today, after reading your comment, it spit out -8, which made me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

I really need a special arrangement, too.

I really need a special arrangement, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Looks expensive.

Looks expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Best of luck. :hug: Feeding pills to a cat...

Best of luck. :hug:

Feeding pills to a cat that didn't want to eat was both physically and emotionally draining to me. I'll be thankful if I never have to do that again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

It's a shame to not give it a whirl or two. Are...

It's a shame to not give it a whirl or two. Are some of the trails that challenging/potentially dangerous or is this just a line in the sand before the slippery slope?
10-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 671
Posted By WhyFi

I crossed 5k over the weekend. Considering the...

I crossed 5k over the weekend. Considering the whole winter thing, I'm happy enough with that. Would love to hit 6k this year, but it's not looking like the weather is going to cooperate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

I haven't looked too thoroughly, but I've seen...

I haven't looked too thoroughly, but I've seen them pop up here and there - some are eye-watering.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

My Local Liquor Store has a membership points...

My Local Liquor Store has a membership points program, but they recently decided to put an expiration date on the points. I'm about $60-70 away from having a $50 credit, but both my points and credit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Access to suitable riding has traditionally been...

Access to suitable riding has traditionally been one of the big reasons that I've been reluctant to get an MTB/fattie. I'm not really a drive-to-a-ride kind of guy - that whole process adds enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By WhyFi

Fify. :innocent:

Fify. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Ha. Yeah, I think that the trail riding thing...

Ha. Yeah, I think that the trail riding thing would be a pleasant diversion from the suckitude of winter, but I'm not trading pavement time for dirt time - nossir.

One of the guys in my club...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

In train-related news, I just saw that the CP...

In train-related news, I just saw that the CP Holiday Train isn't going to be making the rounds this year. :(

We've been brainstorming outdoor holiday activities and the CPHT is one of the things...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Mea culpa. :( FWIW, my interest is primarily...

Mea culpa. :(

FWIW, my interest is primarily as a winter activity when roads aren't suitable for proper skinny(ish) tires.
10-26-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By WhyFi

Any color so long as it's black, eh? :)

Any color so long as it's black, eh? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

(Pardon the sacrilege, but I think that those...

(Pardon the sacrilege, but I think that those damn off-road guys in my club are starting to get to me...)

A Ti 29er frame for $1k sounds purty nice, too
10-26-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By WhyFi

You can't mention a puppy and then not post pics...

You can't mention a puppy and then not post pics of the puppy. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

I know that he's been talked to, but I don't know...

I know that he's been talked to, but I don't know to what extent. The guy most likely to give him an earful wasn't there but, given the injury, it probably would have went unsaid for the time being,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 949
Posted By WhyFi

It obviously hits different people differently;...

It obviously hits different people differently; I've ridden with the OP and he's certainly fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

The last ride of the year is always super casual...

The last ride of the year is always super casual - plain clothes and commuter/utility bikes, no sprints, pacelines or anything like that. As far as the crash itself, we were riding two-up, chatting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,233
Posted By WhyFi

I'd rather hear back after he's done with the...

I'd rather hear back after he's done with the final assembly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Got it - so that'd be like me driving to Madison,...

Got it - so that'd be like me driving to Madison, WI. That would suck. How frequent would the drive be? Weekly or so?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,233
Posted By WhyFi

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route...

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route for someone that's not comfortable with their own maintenance, but you seem to be pretty accomplished and knowledgeable. Have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,233
Posted By WhyFi

But it is 2020.

But it is 2020.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

Yow. How long of a drive are you talking?

Yow. How long of a drive are you talking?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,233
Posted By WhyFi

Why? Color? Look? Brand cachet? Lifetime...

Why? Color? Look? Brand cachet? Lifetime warranty?

You keep talking about how it comes up short vs the competition, yet the competition doesn't seem to be worth the asking price to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,067
Views: 41,793
Posted By WhyFi

With my birthday around the corner, I was...

With my birthday around the corner, I was thinking about this, too, when considering the goals that I should set for myself. Yeah, I'm getting further and further away from being 22 years old, but...
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