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bampilot06 10-23-21 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22280155)
In debating between a trainer ride or a bundling up for a cold ride outside, I decided on another latte.

....for now.


I love the fall, but I am not a big fan of the temperature swings. This morning it was 50 and now itís 75.

datlas 10-23-21 11:33 AM

Apparently my friends who rode this morning got hit by sprinkles and temps of 45-50. Not pleasant.

bampilot06 10-23-21 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22280360)
Apparently my friends who rode this morning got hit by sprinkles and temps of 45-50. Not pleasant.


were they wearing a gore tech shake dry?!

datlas 10-23-21 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22280363)
were they wearing a gore tech shake dry?!

From what I can tell on Strava, these were surprise sprinkles, so I am guessing no.

LAJ 10-23-21 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22280148)
40 in October, colder than 40 in March.

Spot on.

seedsbelize2 10-23-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22280273)
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.

Suerte

seedsbelize2 10-23-21 12:02 PM

Some days you just don't feel like going out. It rarely disappoints. I was on singletrack that tested my and my bike's capabilities. I think I'll put that one on the back burner. The second one though, was excellent. A keeper!

WhyFi 10-23-21 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22280356)
I love the fall, but I am not a big fan of the temperature swings. This morning it was 50 and now itís 75.

See, for me that's not a terribly significant difference - it's me taking off a neck gaiter mid-ride. If it's cold enough to warrant a winter jacket at some point on the ride, but warms up to the point where unzipping it halfway doesn't cut it, then it's a pain in the ass temp swing.

LAJ 10-23-21 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22280221)
New boiler purchase and install this week. Trees + deck + bike.

Ouch

genejockey 10-23-21 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22280341)
On my wheel on trainer I had to really tighten the roller to keep the wheel from slipping and I think the deformation heated the tire up way more than normal.

What I've been finding is that for each ride, when I tighten it as prescribed by Wahoo (two complete turns), there's some slippage if I try to sprint right off. Once I've ridden for 10 minutes, I can't get it to slip, even putting out 1100 watts. (Oh, did I mention I hit 1100 watts the other night? Held it for 3 seconds!)

I have a number of unmatched tires, and I have that old Fulcrum Racing 5 rear that had radial cracks in the rim, and an old 12-25 cassette for it, so now that the Bianchi is fixed, I can make up a trainer wheel for it, and use it instead of the Canyon. I decided I won't use any of my steel bikes on the trainer - only 2 of them even have 130mm spacing anyway!

LAJ 10-23-21 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22280273)
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.

That sucks. Heal well and fast!

WhyFi 10-23-21 12:16 PM

I know that a lot of people are okay with using older road tires for their wheel-on trainers, but my experience using a dedicated trainer tire was so, so much better; noise, slippage, rubber dust - all were markedly better.

WhyFi 10-23-21 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22280413)
I know that a lot of people are okay with using older road tires for their wheel-on trainers, but my experience using a dedicated trainer tire was so, so much better; noise, slippage, rubber dust - all were markedly better.

That said, I'm now even happier to no longer have a wheel-on trainer. :D

indyfabz 10-23-21 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22280400)
See, for me that's not a terribly significant difference - it's me taking off a neck gaiter mid-ride. If it's cold enough to warrant a winter jacket at some point on the ride, but warms up to the point where unzipping it halfway doesn't cut it, then it's a pain in the ass temp swing.

I hate that on day rides, but not a problem touring. My big pain there is when I have to put on or remove leg warmers. I canít get them over my big, red, clown touring shoes.

MoAlpha 10-23-21 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22280367)
From what I can tell on Strava, these were surprise sprinkles, so I am guessing no.

We got schpritzed on a little too. If I had gotten wet in that temp, I might have been too cold to ride.

MoAlpha 10-23-21 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22280413)
I know that a lot of people are okay with using older road tires for their wheel-on trainers, but my experience using a dedicated trainer tire was so, so much better; noise, slippage, rubber dust - all were markedly better.

Exactly.

Trsnrtr 10-23-21 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22280273)
Prostate surgery scheduled for Monday. Now I'm not excited about it. Laser surgery though, if it makes a difference. Still a catheter for 3 days. Doctor also says no bike riding for 3 months which seems excessive.

If need support, PM me.

Trsnrtr 10-23-21 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22280332)
Ohhh, sorry to hear. Hope all goes well. 3 months sounds long, but what do I know?

On the other hand, only three days with a catheter seems really short.

Jack Tone 10-23-21 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22280447)
If need support, PM me.

Thank You.

MoAlpha 10-23-21 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22280450)
On the other hand, only three days with a catheter seems really short.

I think we should write a polite but firm letter to Jack’s surgeon. :rolleyes:

Velo Vol 10-23-21 01:12 PM

Maintenance Update: I changed the water in my water bottle. It's been a month or two since I last changed it.

Should I go for a ride? Or do whatever it is that rjones28 does?

LAJ 10-23-21 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22280450)
On the other hand, only three days with a catheter seems really short.

Which is completely different than my thinking. Three days with a catheter seems unbearably long.

LAJ 10-23-21 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22280413)
I know that a lot of people are okay with using older road tires for their wheel-on trainers, but my experience using a dedicated trainer tire was so, so much better; noise, slippage, rubber dust - all were markedly better.

I killed my red tire. I kept getting mystery flats, and on close inspection, the inner casing of the tire had become damaged. Likely from running the tire at too low of pressure. 110 psi it is now.

LesterOfPuppets 10-23-21 01:45 PM

This Illini-Nitttany Lions OT is chewing into my Ducks viewing time.

They showed a quick clip of the Ducks, and their kooky outfits tho!

LesterOfPuppets 10-23-21 02:01 PM

This is getting ridiculous


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