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05-25-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 439
Posted By billridesbikes

Hey JoeyBike is that you in the profile pic...

Hey JoeyBike is that you in the profile pic hanging on to the taxi cab? If the lane is narrower that will be much easier!
But seriously, although it's counter-intuitive a lane that's 10-11ft...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s just physics, but in theory the 28c will...

It’s just physics, but in theory the 28c will have less grip and you’ll have to run these at slightly higher pressure so also slightly less comfortable. But the difference will be very small, and...
05-25-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By billridesbikes

I just knew that that word ‘unreliable’ was going...

I just knew that that word ‘unreliable’ was going to get me in trouble!
05-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By billridesbikes

UDP is designed to be ‘unreliable’ in the sense...

UDP is designed to be ‘unreliable’ in the sense that dropouts happen occasionally and apps and servers are expected to deal with it.

If you have a 5G connection and phone you can at least rule...
05-25-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By billridesbikes

Have you pulled the Log file from the session and...

Have you pulled the Log file from the session and interrogated it to see if you have ANT+ /BLE disconnects or excessive network traffic or Wi-Fi dropouts. I think the Wi-Fi can disconnect and...
05-25-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By billridesbikes

Do you have furnace, water heater, water...

Do you have furnace, water heater, water softener, or laundry in the garage? If you’re storing the bike next to something that is generating a lot of ozone, either by design or because it’s...
05-24-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 439
Posted By billridesbikes

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Except, at the behest of the automotive companies, we’ve been placing the blame on drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians for a century, but it doesn’t work because the human animal is very susceptible...
05-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 439
Posted By billridesbikes

That universe where the street design discourages...

That universe where the street design discourages speeding and forces the driver to pay attention. Narrower traffic lanes, traffic camera enforcement, repeal zoning laws that mandate setbacks from...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 183
Posted By billridesbikes

I think SNL just reflects American socitey, which...

I think SNL just reflects American socitey, which has become extremely humorless as of late. Go back to some skits from the last century, or even just 10 years ago, and I think most would be career...
05-22-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 822
Posted By billridesbikes

The Garmin Stamina seems to be a new feature....

The Garmin Stamina seems to be a new feature. Since it's real time, I'm unclear if you need a HRM or PM or both to 'feed' the datastream. The idea is to give you an idea of what your pace should be...
05-21-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 881
Posted By billridesbikes

Cyclists have always had specialized clothing for...

Cyclists have always had specialized clothing for cycling since at least the 1890s.
05-21-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 564
Posted By billridesbikes

Its seems if you ignore the app and put it in...

Its seems if you ignore the app and put it in continuous recording paired with the 1030+ would be good enough for me. Four hours of light, radar, and camera in something about 150g actually seems...
05-20-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 822
Posted By billridesbikes

Garmin always seems to have some kind of sale...

Garmin always seems to have some kind of sale around Memorial day on some of their cycling products. I got my 1030+ last year in May for $499 ($100 off). I noticed that this year the 515 was also on...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,119
Posted By billridesbikes

I have this light too as the secondary/backup...

I have this light too as the secondary/backup light, a dynamo light is the primary. It will run about 4.5h on high. It's not super-bright so on a steep downhill it would be possibl to over-drive the...
05-19-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By billridesbikes

I think the answer is difficult to determine...

I think the answer is difficult to determine because efficiently depends on many factors including the lube used on the chain, the actual interaction of the cog and roller in the chain, and the ratio...
05-18-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 881
Posted By billridesbikes

I got bike shorts or bibs. Then I got butt cream...

I got bike shorts or bibs. Then I got butt cream for really long rides. You also need road bike miles on that butt to really feel comfortable so start off with 30-40min rides and work up from there....
05-16-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 976
Posted By billridesbikes

Remember these are in 'constant' 2012 dollars....

Remember these are in 'constant' 2012 dollars. That is if you bought a bike for $1000 in 2012 and then a new bike for $1200 in 2022 this chart would show you spent 5% less in 2022 on bicycles then in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,328
Posted By billridesbikes

Have you looked at your power during the segment?...

Have you looked at your power during the segment? Are you starting hot and then fading toward the end, especially hill A, if you can do 290W for over 3 minutes why is hill A so low for power? Are you...
05-13-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By billridesbikes

I lower the trainer difficulty to about 20% when...

I lower the trainer difficulty to about 20% when I ride with pace partners for this very reason.
05-13-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 484
Posted By billridesbikes

Correct. And I think Goggle Earth assumes a...

Correct. And I think Goggle Earth assumes a perfect spherical Earth, so there will be some error for that as well. For example if you take 1 degree arcs around the equator on Goggle Earth and compare...
05-13-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 484
Posted By billridesbikes

An accurate way would be to use Goggle maps...

An accurate way would be to use Goggle maps distance measurement tool and trace your route using the breadcrumb method to find the distance of the route. The bike computer will probably measure...
05-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 484
Posted By billridesbikes

Subtract 3% from the circumference of the...

Subtract 3% from the circumference of the computer on the bike with the longer distance, and add 4% to the circumference on the computer with the bike of the shorter distance. Now your devices are...
05-12-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 391
Posted By billridesbikes

Because for riders that are the same weight,...

Because for riders that are the same weight, bicycle setup, and no drafting the amount of work (joules) needed to complete a course is the same for both and not dependent on the trainer difficultly...
05-10-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,994
Posted By billridesbikes

No such thing as a groupetto perhaps you mean...

No such thing as a groupetto perhaps you mean gruppetto? It means 'the laughing group' basically the sprinters and others arriving at the finish just before the time cut. For a component group from...
05-09-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,994
Posted By billridesbikes

I always thought grind in Gravel grinder refereed...

I always thought grind in Gravel grinder refereed to hard or unpleasant work or preserving through a difficult task not the pedaling style to be employed.

Gravel Grubbing?
Gravel Travel?
Gravel...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 798
Posted By billridesbikes

Hang them on the top tube to dry. Plus you live...

Hang them on the top tube to dry. Plus you live in the desert, they’ll be bone dry by lunch time in the summer there.
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,129
Posted By billridesbikes

What exactly is your daughter's goal, what does...

What exactly is your daughter's goal, what does she want to do? Just have some fun a few times a year or crush the other girls and become the next Laura Bennett?
She is on a team, what does the team...
05-04-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By billridesbikes

You can turn off 'start ride reminder' in the...

You can turn off 'start ride reminder' in the menu and I think it'll just start. What do you mean 'not as accurate'? For distance, HR, current speed? These three seem to match up well enough for me.
05-04-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By billridesbikes

Apple watch 7 will auto-detect any cycling and...

Apple watch 7 will auto-detect any cycling and save it to your activities. Having played around with it a bit I think it uses a combination of your current heart rate vs. your historic and resting...
05-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,341
Posted By billridesbikes

LMFAO, Not sure what his JST problem was...

LMFAO, Not sure what his JST problem was specifically, but that is NOT how you solder two wires together for a PCB. ‘Might get a short’, yeah you will if you can’t solder properly.
05-03-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,257
Posted By billridesbikes

I think I have a CF fork that actually a few...

I think I have a CF fork that actually a few years older than this thread. LOL

Here is my personal opinion: If it worries you to ride a 3 year old CF fork and this worry detracts from your...
05-03-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By billridesbikes

Enve ATB challenge

Anyone watching ‘The All Terrain Bike Challenge’ on ENVE’s YouTube channel? I think Josie is my favorite so far, but I like that the contestants are pitted against the clock and course and not each...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s quite sad to me that the classic entry level...

It’s quite sad to me that the classic entry level racing bike for many years with an Al frame, rim bakes, and entry level group set for ~$1K has gone the way of the dodo bird, later on this old man...
05-01-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,060
Posted By billridesbikes

Question: What is your goal? It is to ride faster...

Question: What is your goal? It is to ride faster generally, or is it to finish 100km or 100miles in good order with out the shame of sitting in the sag wagon?

I think to do long rides you have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By billridesbikes

I use a GoalZero flip24 (6700mAh) and stash it...

I use a GoalZero flip24 (6700mAh) and stash it either in the seat tube bag or seat bag and run a USB cable to the device. Given the size of the Garmin Varia and head lamp I guess the internal battery...
04-29-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 39,325
Posted By billridesbikes

I get it. As a tech you're at the sharp end of...

I get it. As a tech you're at the sharp end of customer complaints. And Hambini makes and sells bottom brackets so he's hardly a neutral observer.

But frames are not sold based on the BB shell...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,503
Posted By billridesbikes

Yes, Its a skill to ride in a group or paceline....

Yes, Its a skill to ride in a group or paceline. These days I leave the HRM at home and go by power.
If a minute is way too long I usually drop out and wait for a slower paced group to come along....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,503
Posted By billridesbikes

It's so situation dependent you have to go by...

It's so situation dependent you have to go by feel.

I've been in brevets or centuries where spontaneous casual little groups form and we might be going 17-18mph on a flat road with no headwind and...
04-28-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 39,325
Posted By billridesbikes

As an engineer I will say engineering problems...

As an engineer I will say engineering problems are almost never as simple as lay people make them out to be. Probably especially true in the bicycle industry where you can’t throw nearly unlimited...
04-27-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By billridesbikes

The Garmin UT800 mount is a slot and pin like...

The Garmin UT800 mount is a slot and pin like GoPro. Unscrew the pin, pull it out, then pull the light straight up out the mount.
The radar is the standard Garmin lock. Twist it 90' and pull it...
04-26-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,628
Posted By billridesbikes

Don't talk to women cyclists you don't know and...

Don't talk to women cyclists you don't know and haven't been formally introduced to socially, also don't randomly wave at female cyclists you don't know. Both of these are creepy according to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,915
Posted By billridesbikes

I think it's still a good extra eye in the city....

I think it's still a good extra eye in the city. I will note some special circumstances that you have to watch out for.
1) If a car behind you matches your speed for whatever reason (waiting to...
04-23-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By billridesbikes

It may if the frame is twisted and the crank arm...

It may if the frame is twisted and the crank arm is spinning 'out of plane' and not in the direction of travel and feel like a wobble as your knee and foot try to compensate. Can you ride in a...
04-23-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By billridesbikes

Crank arms are usually aluminum so any bending...

Crank arms are usually aluminum so any bending would be bad.
Did you pull the crankarms off and check that you didn't bend or other otherwise damage the BB?

Also you should do a quick check for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,417
Posted By billridesbikes

Still get admiring comments and envy over wanting...

Still get admiring comments and envy over wanting a Ti bike on my 15 yo Lynsky during sportives. Beautiful thing about Ti is the finish looks as good as the day I bought it.

Although I do give her...
04-23-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 772
Posted By billridesbikes

Geez Dude, your bike is 8 years old. It’s...

Geez Dude, your bike is 8 years old. It’s dragging up a hill because it’s old, not you my friend!
The solution is quite simple. The issue can only be addressed by a brand new bike.
04-22-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,346
Posted By billridesbikes

This is actually a car culture argument to keep...

This is actually a car culture argument to keep the status quo as is. "All safety problems are caused by drivers (being drunk, on cell phones, dancing to Taylor Swift, etc.) or cyclists 'swerving' or...
04-21-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,898
Posted By billridesbikes

A free solution! Just tape this number:...

A free solution! Just tape this number: (gear-inches x 6)/209 to your handle bars for each of your gears. Next bring a watch to measure your cadence by counting the number of times your left knee...
04-21-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,206
Posted By billridesbikes

The first 'Bicycle Quarterly' article that I...

The first 'Bicycle Quarterly' article that I recall addressed tire width and pressure was from the August 2009 'Minimizing Suspension Losses'. "Wider tires run at lower pressures are very effective...
04-20-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,898
Posted By billridesbikes

Apple Watch

The latest Apple watches have a cycling mode. Displays your speed and distance. Also RWGPS will display only your speed on the watch app. No ports on the Apple Watch.
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