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09-24-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 726
Posted By mschwett

I have no doubt that eventually self-driving...

I have no doubt that eventually self-driving vehicles will be safer in every way than human driven vehicles. I don’t think anyone really knows when that will be - 2 years, 5, 10, 100..

in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

we have a going joke at work about impossible to...

we have a going joke at work about impossible to place / replace / repair things on the top of tall buildings - “does it weigh more than a tank?”

because if it doesn’t, you can just use one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

very nice!! i’ve been in a major wordle funk. ...

very nice!! i’ve been in a major wordle funk.

a decent one today though.

Wordle 462 3/6

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09-24-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 347,517
Posted By mschwett

44 miles, 3,500 feet. early start and got a bit...

44 miles, 3,500 feet. early start and got a bit warm towards the end so i took it slow. very nice day (in the shade!)
Forum: Commuting
09-24-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,412
Posted By mschwett

technically true, but the incremental cost of a...

technically true, but the incremental cost of a relatively short commute is probably not even measurable assuming one wants to have the bike anyway. at least in my case, i don’t buy bike stuff (or...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,412
Posted By mschwett

i have a very short commute no matter how i slice...

i have a very short commute no matter how i slice it, because i refuse to live a long distance from work, for obvious reasons. interestingly i’ve discovered that with some experience, cycling is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By mschwett

new specialized tubeless tires T2/T5

does anyone have these yet? from the description and weight, they don’t seem to be race day tires, but maybe something more comparable to a GP5000 with decent flat resistance and wear.

only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

ARGH Wordle 457 X/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ 🟩🟨⬜🟨🟨 ...

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Wordle 457 X/6

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09-18-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,843
Posted By mschwett

there’s a number of roads around here with heavy...

there’s a number of roads around here with heavy cyclist traffic uphill - typically with a decent shoulder - and equal traffic downhill, but no shoulder. the most dangerous situation regularly...
09-18-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

i think everyone understood the intent there, but...

i think everyone understood the intent there, but yes, stated correctly energy usage averaged 10 watts for a period of 9 hours. “per” vs “for,” a grievous mistake.

i’m sure you know battery...
09-18-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,216
Posted By mschwett

shades of grey here. we are “car-light.”...

shades of grey here.

we are “car-light.” have a car (two actually), don’t use it regularly. four people, approx 4,000 miles a year for the last 10 years, virtually all of which is long trips and...
09-18-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By mschwett

somewhat similar experience on the cottons,...

somewhat similar experience on the cottons, although the punctures came in clusters, maddeningly close together, from a mix of tiny pieces of glass and possibly a tiny bit of wire. the worst part was...
09-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,843
Posted By mschwett

not to mention the tens of millions who safely...

not to mention the tens of millions who safely use their phones while riding trains, buses, planes, ferries… or just as passengers in cars. definitely not the solution.
09-17-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,843
Posted By mschwett

that’s terrifying! glad you and the other rider...

that’s terrifying! glad you and the other rider are OK.

a head on collision on a full-lane descent with car across the line (whether because they’re avoiding uphill cyclists or just driving badly)...
09-17-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

i’m not the fastest rider on the road, by a...

i’m not the fastest rider on the road, by a longshot, but i’m usually passing people rather than being passed. today on the return leg of a slightly slower than usual ride (not on an e-bike, just a...
09-17-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,685
Posted By mschwett

about 1,300 miles later, it looks pretty much the...

about 1,300 miles later, it looks pretty much the same as it did on day one. no worse for the wear (but also no better 😂😂)

i like the slight thickened bit at the inside edge, my hand sits up...
09-17-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

i get the concept…. but is anyone seriously...

i get the concept…. but is anyone seriously thinking that an inexperienced rider on an ebike is more detrimental to a traditional cyclist than another car on the road? I’ve yet to hear of an eBike...
09-17-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By mschwett

we’ll see. some clouds are rolling in here, but...

we’ll see. some clouds are rolling in here, but it was a beautiful, blue-sky perfect temperature morning.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

Wordle 455 4/6 ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩...

Wordle 455 4/6

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did the wordle, then a 50 mile route that should have taken me 3 hrs but it took 3:15…. power way down, out of breath / weak, super slow. a truly...
09-17-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

one of the constant themes in this discussion is...

one of the constant themes in this discussion is the assumption that someone knows enough about someone else's situation to deem what they need or don't need. there may be people who *need* to arrive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,315
Posted By mschwett

this is really valuable for me; my main metric of...

this is really valuable for me; my main metric of "how i'm doing" is actually the relationship of heart rate to power. 99% of my riding exists in a range between 90 and 130BPM, and if the pretty...
09-16-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By mschwett

very thoughtful. and a reminder for people to not...

very thoughtful. and a reminder for people to not jump to conclusions about things you might not be fully informed about!

i wouldn’t be surprised if complete compliance with accessibility would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

yeah, my brother got shut out too. i actually...

yeah, my brother got shut out too. i actually couldn’t think of more than three words at guess 5, but the other two last letters had already been eliminated.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,315
Posted By mschwett

i feel like the DS is key to understand what your...

i feel like the DS is key to understand what your true output is, since you have no way of really knowing how balanced you are otherwise. and then once you know, it doesn’t seem to matter, or at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

a disappointing 5 spot Wordle 454 5/6 ...

a disappointing 5 spot

Wordle 454 5/6

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09-16-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

actually, since i know that 92wh of battery was...

actually, since i know that 92wh of battery was used, i can say pretty definitively that the same ride with the motor turned off the entire ride (it was turned off 90% of the time) would have burned...
09-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By mschwett

i thought i was pretty good with it. my routine...

i thought i was pretty good with it. my routine was to spray degrease, rinse, and then use the park tool cyclone thingie every two weeks or so. a quick wipe and muc-off dry lube every week or so. in...
09-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By mschwett

i was using a very nice 18” ruler, and was not...

i was using a very nice 18” ruler, and was not measuring any appreciable elongation! certainly not 1/16” in a foot. that’s why i hadn’t changed the chain… a bit of a mystery.
09-15-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By mschwett

conclusion, for anyone who cares .... cassette...

conclusion, for anyone who cares .... cassette was the culprit. continued to skip (although slightly less) on the 11t and wiggled a bit on the next couple small cogs, so i replaced the cassette....
09-15-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

depends on the type of motor - but better e-bikes...

depends on the type of motor - but better e-bikes don't drag at all when the motor is off, other than the weight. good mid-drives have a clutch mechanism of sorts which disconnects the majority of...
09-15-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

taken at some point along an 8hr, 117 mile ride...

taken at some point along an 8hr, 117 mile ride in which i burned 5,500 calories and used 93wh of battery power:

...
09-14-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By mschwett

one tooth makes a big difference at the high end,...

one tooth makes a big difference at the high end, since it’s a proportional thing. with a 40T up front every time you pedal in the 12t rear the wheel goes around 3.33 times. with an 11t it would go...
09-13-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 926
Posted By mschwett

i wish i was a morning person, but i’m not...

i wish i was a morning person, but i’m not really. feels great once i’m out there but it’s a struggle, there are other responsibilities in the morning, and my power is always 5-10% less.

if i make...
09-13-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,306
Posted By mschwett

you don’t get it - how much of a workout you get...

you don’t get it - how much of a workout you get is entirely dependent on two factors:

1) how hard you pedal
2) how long you pedal for.

if you ride all out for an hour on an e bike and an hour...
09-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By mschwett

yeah, like, almost the entire rest of american...

yeah, like, almost the entire rest of american society!



that seems to be a trend here - if you say something offensive or provocative, but it turns out very few people agree with your bs, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

very, very close one here.. Wordle 450 6/6 ...

very, very close one here..

Wordle 450 6/6

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Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,412
Posted By mschwett

a relatively small percentage of the US...

a relatively small percentage of the US population lives in city cores, and an even smaller percentage lives AND works in them. most of where americans live is planned and built since the automobile.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,412
Posted By mschwett

we are at approximately 10% commute-by-bike,...

we are at approximately 10% commute-by-bike, which is pretty high for the united states. about 55% take transit, about 15% walk, about 20% drive. ±250 people. our new york office has much lower drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

nope, was just secretly hoping some other people...

nope, was just secretly hoping some other people were also stuck so i wouldn't feel so stupid.

but i got it on 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 81,758
Posted By mschwett

i am completely stuck on wordle 5th guess....

i am completely stuck on wordle 5th guess. literally can't come up with a word that fits what i have, which is greens in positions 4 and 5.
09-11-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 347,517
Posted By mschwett

93.6 miles, 4,800 feet. longest ride in a long...

93.6 miles, 4,800 feet. longest ride in a long time - not my strongest effort but pretty steady.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,246
Posted By mschwett

yes, and it doesn't take much to see that the OP...

yes, and it doesn't take much to see that the OP is writing things like "2) you're buying all the kit to look like the "big boys" to feel some sort of superiority over people who are (in her mind)...
09-10-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By mschwett

if i recall, it was just an automated popup upon...

if i recall, it was just an automated popup upon uploading a GPX or FIT file for an activity. i selected “bike” and it said “this looks like an ebike ride” or something along those lines.

i record...
09-10-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 432
Posted By mschwett

yep, pretty easy to tell from the amount (or lack...

yep, pretty easy to tell from the amount (or lack of) of deceleration up a hill, heart rate and/or power data, the speed capping at 20 or 28, etc etc.

strava actually asked me once or twice...
09-09-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By mschwett

i am failing to see the justice of a car smashing...

i am failing to see the justice of a car smashing into a properly/legally parked bike-share bike.
09-09-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By mschwett

i really liked the ride quality and speed of the...

i really liked the ride quality and speed of the 26mm turbo cottons.... but man, they did NOT last very long as rears. <1,000 miles in perfect conditions, and a hint of a flat would cause...
09-09-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By mschwett

the aliens who designed the 4d ones know that...

the aliens who designed the 4d ones know that towards the end of a ride, your backside gets more sore. so the thickness of the pads is tapered in time, medium right at the beginning of the ride, thin...
09-09-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By mschwett

robert axle project is great. bought a few...

robert axle project is great. bought a few through axles from them with 100% satisfaction.
09-09-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By mschwett

fair, but the beauty of a bicycle is that once...

fair, but the beauty of a bicycle is that once rolling it really isn't about weight as much as it's about speed. i think a lot of people are capable of riding a bike on level ground without assist at...
09-09-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By mschwett

i guess it depends how much support and how long...

i guess it depends how much support and how long of a distance. if i use my motor just to help with hills, strong headwinds, or the occasional bonk the range is 300+ miles. not that hard to plan a...
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