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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that's a comprehensive list....

I don't think that's a comprehensive list. Actually, I'm sure of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,035
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, don't worry about it. Ride and be happy.

Nah, don't worry about it. Ride and be happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By WhyFi

Road tubeless? No, not really.

Road tubeless? No, not really.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

We know.

We know.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

I take it all back. Scary.

I take it all back. Scary.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Minor point in your favor. Your ride elevation...

Minor point in your favor. Your ride elevation profiles aren't exactly intimidating, but if you could sucker him in to taking the lead and pacing it wrong (likely), he would gas himself.

But, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

You say that likes it's a bad thing.

You say that likes it's a bad thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

It's lookin' like a fake ride kind of day...

It's lookin' like a fake ride kind of day :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Hey man, 8% can be the difference between...

Hey man, 8% can be the difference between thrasher and thrashee. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Weight, too, but yeah, sounds about right. ...

Weight, too, but yeah, sounds about right.

Not surprisingly, my new Fitbit, which seems to do a poor job of reading HR on a bike ride outdoors, dropped my Fitbit VO2max estimate by 4 points or so....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By WhyFi

If you'd seen pics of Larry's aero bars, you'd...

If you'd seen pics of Larry's aero bars, you'd know not to take his post too seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, Apple almost certainly calculates it...

Nah, Apple almost certainly calculates it independently, as does Fitbit; neither would have the feature if it relied on users to have peripheral gear like a power meter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

The Garmin, paired with your power meter and HRM,...

The Garmin, paired with your power meter and HRM, should be able to give you a better idea of VO2max than the watch, I would think. Low 50s is very good for a non-genetic freak.

My Fitbit is...
10-20-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By WhyFi

Are your axel threads greased? What are you...

Are your axel threads greased? What are you tightening them to - 40Nm? :eek:

:p

Maneuvering the wheel back in to place will get much easier with practice, though the disc adds a little wrinkle...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Huh, weird that you don't find them grippy; I...

Huh, weird that you don't find them grippy; I haven't ridden the 5k TLs, but I've ridden various Black Chili Contis and they didn't stand out much in that regard. The tackiness and softness has me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Got in a second ride with the previously...

Got in a second ride with the previously mentioned, and recently mounted, Pirelli P-Zeros. They're not the most supple tires in the world, even when running them slightly lower than I used to run the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,162
Posted By WhyFi

The gap is also there for debris clearance and...

The gap is also there for debris clearance and wheel flex; I wouldn't run 2mm clearance, but you do you.

For tubulars, how much does the rim influence width? I would imagine that it's very, very...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

FWIW, I couldn't remember the last time that I'd...

FWIW, I couldn't remember the last time that I'd seen anything over 170bpm on the Garmin, so I looked through some power/duration records for the year and tracked down the activities - looks like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Nonsense. We want to see bam lose bladder and...

Nonsense. We want to see bam lose bladder and sphincter control on the way to 200bpm, and we won't let your learned words sway us!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 728
Posted By WhyFi

Do you ride without glasses? I rarely do - too...

Do you ride without glasses? I rarely do - too many bugs and too much debris, for most of the year. In the winter, as in the subject of the OP, I find that I don't much like freezing wind on my naked...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

I was checking the UPS tracking number on a...

I was checking the UPS tracking number on a package (shaving soap and aftershave), and I was excited to see that it was within the metro area, two days ahead of schedule.

....and then I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Little animals generally have higher heart rates....

Little animals generally have higher heart rates. :innocent:


;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

I don't have an Ion, but the Garmin basically...

I don't have an Ion, but the Garmin basically sets "scenes," kind of like smart lighting at home. So you just go in to your lighting network settings and, for instance, tell it "daytime" and it'll do...
10-20-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By WhyFi

If your rotors start kissing the pads more often,...

If your rotors start kissing the pads more often, usually starting with cornering or out-of-the-saddle efforts, it can be an early indication that an axel has loosened a touch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

The Shins don't have many fans here, I see....

The Shins don't have many fans here, I see. :notamused:

https://youtu.be/UqMbZY_iv6E
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Are you paying this guy? I'm curious as to why he...

Are you paying this guy? I'm curious as to why he would tell you to train by HR because you don't know your zones as opposed to helping you define your zones. :foo:

Alas, I can't offer any useful...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Okay, so you have a dongle or internal BT/ANT+...

Okay, so you have a dongle or internal BT/ANT+ connection on your computer, then, and you don't need the companion app open/running to do a ride? Also curious if your computer is hardwired to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Do you live in a restaurant? :innocent:

Do you live in a restaurant? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Are your peripherals connected through your...

Are your peripherals connected through your computer or through the companion app?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Don't you have general connectivity issues with...

Don't you have general connectivity issues with Zwift? I haven't looked in to it, but I'm assuming that the Companion App and your host computer both connect to the Zwift servers independently. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

:roflmao2: Heh, I was on an easy (but not...

:roflmao2: Heh, I was on an easy (but not strictly z2) ride the other day, and that's about where my headspace was - thinking about the family photo for Christmas, planning a jig for making picture...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

That's how you know you're doing it right.

That's how you know you're doing it right.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

You're not trying hard enough. Besides, isn't...

You're not trying hard enough. Besides, isn't that what the Companion App is for? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Speaking of training(ish), for the last month and...

Speaking of training(ish), for the last month and a half, I decided that I should take advantage of what's left of the good weather and make a good push heading in to the winter. I've done a decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Is that what the screens in front of the avatars...

Is that what the screens in front of the avatars represents?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Caring is creepy.

Caring is creepy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

So you don't DM them with something along the...

So you don't DM them with something along the lines of, "hey - maybe we should be friends!"?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Okay, so, dumb question: I can understand the...

Okay, so, dumb question: I can understand the reluctance IRL, but what's the objection to riding in close proximity to a stranger virtually?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,342
Posted By WhyFi

Only a short, 25 mile ride this morning, but...

Only a short, 25 mile ride this morning, but first impressions of the P-Zeros TLR:

At the same pressure, they ride a little harsher than the Michelin Power Road (which were a little harsher than...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

I'm glad that you could take a step back and...

I'm glad that you could take a step back and honestly assess the shortcomings of your bar wrapping skills.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

:twitchy: What Brown Squirrel rock have you been...

:twitchy: What Brown Squirrel rock have you been living under?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Did you watch with volume? Have you seen The...

Did you watch with volume? Have you seen The Matrix? :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not exactly sold on the whole idea of...

I'm not exactly sold on the whole idea of Halloween lights, but this **** got real -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK36ghMnit4
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

You've seen the flappity flap jerseys - do you...

You've seen the flappity flap jerseys - do you think that increase in drag is going to register?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Just slapped my 2022 tires on the Cervelo. I took...

Just slapped my 2022 tires on the Cervelo. I took a cut to my front tire yesterday and decided to retire the Michelin and move on to the Pirelli. Went on happy slappy - just hands and a floor pump to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,342
Posted By WhyFi

And so ends my season with the Michelin Power...

And so ends my season with the Michelin Power Road TLR. Yesterday, at about mile 40 of 70, I took a cut to my front tire - bad enough to boot-n-tube it to get home and prematurely retire the tire (it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is...

Pfft - cap is only for pre-load; if the stem is properly tightened, you could completely remove the cap to no ill affect.
10-18-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By WhyFi

I've used this stuff for various purposes, too,...

I've used this stuff for various purposes, too, and there's no way the stuff I've used would be suitable for rim tape - way too thick, way too stiff, wouldn't come close to conforming to the rim bed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,114
Views: 35,399
Posted By WhyFi

The 4DP test is awesome and the absolute worst. I...

The 4DP test is awesome and the absolute worst. I rode Sufferfest for a couple of winters and really appreciate the approach with four distinct power zones, since my profile doesn't adhere well to...
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