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09-24-21, 06:56 AM
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 671
Posted By billridesbikes

Not enough tickets where sold to make it...

Not enough tickets where sold to make it worthwhile for the band. According to the radio they would have only netted around 100k and that's not enough for them to bother to play a show. So it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 3,981
Posted By billridesbikes

This is what I’m beginning to wonder about. Is...

This is what I’m beginning to wonder about. Is the overbuilt nature of the front of modern racing bikes (bigger forks to support disk brakes, integrated handlebars and headset, aero ‘beer can’ head...
09-20-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By billridesbikes

"Very comfortable to ride", doesn't exactly sound...

"Very comfortable to ride", doesn't exactly sound like a review dripping with vitriol and hate to me. However it sounds like they have same range anxiety some people have for EVs and the reviewer was...
09-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By billridesbikes

If you're a California voter you can sign...

If you're a California voter you can sign Calbike's petition for the governor here (assuming you don't catch him while you're waiting for your $350/person tasting menu at the French Laundry):
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 836
Posted By billridesbikes

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete...

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete your humiliation…
09-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By billridesbikes

There is a 1.45 mile segment on a level bike path...

There is a 1.45 mile segment on a level bike path next to a 45 mph road. Reigning Strava time? 53 seconds! Not even going to beat that one in my car.
09-19-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,709
Posted By billridesbikes

Next week do some shorter rides (30-35m) at a...

Next week do some shorter rides (30-35m) at a pace greater than your century pace and do near your normal weekly milage. Week of do a few short easy rides durning the week to stay loose and take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 836
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT...

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT bikes, but because these bikes are ridden at high speed the turning angle is shallow and your tires are narrow so some toe overlap can be acceptable. But...
09-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 985
Posted By billridesbikes

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights...

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights as if they are red.
Don’t trust drivers to obey traffic rules or acknowledge your right of way.
Stay alive, even if it means giving way or even...
09-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By billridesbikes

My understanding is this is not how the pedaling...

My understanding is this is not how the pedaling will work. The controller will adjust the magnetic resistance of the crank based on the ‘gear’ selection and grade of the road much like a smart...
09-18-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By billridesbikes

Delinking of Cranks and wheel

Chain-free bike by wire.
Would eliminate the need for any drive train maintenance. Ultimately might be simpler to build with fewer parts than regular e-bikes.
Could this be where E-bikes will...
09-18-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By billridesbikes

I would say pry it apart. See if the internal...

I would say pry it apart. See if the internal cables that connects to the USB or battery are loose. You can then search the part number on the battery and see if there are replacements out there. You...
09-18-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By billridesbikes

No, Garmin cycling computers don't have a WAAS...

No, Garmin cycling computers don't have a WAAS option. Probably WAAS will drain the battery too quickly for cycling and since one is mainly on roads and marked trails the accuracy is good enough....
09-16-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,709
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you can improve your endurance a bit by...

I think you can improve your endurance a bit by doing the 68m this week and then try something in the 80-85 mile range next week. Take a week to ride a lower volume of miles with maybe your long ride...
09-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,482
Posted By billridesbikes

Are you saying people are basically jerks? How...

Are you saying people are basically jerks? How disappointing.
09-14-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,482
Posted By billridesbikes

You would need a new BT protocol where you add an...

You would need a new BT protocol where you add an extra mode to allow emergency broadcasts or something like that with a opt-in/out option.
09-13-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,482
Posted By billridesbikes

I was thinking of an app where you could yell,...

I was thinking of an app where you could yell, ‘Hey Siri, Ring Bell!’ and it would ring a bell sound in any Bluetooth headsets nearby. Some MUP users have their music so loud they don’t hear a thing...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By billridesbikes

Just good hygiene to reboot your smart phone...

Just good hygiene to reboot your smart phone (turn off/on) every day or few days. Most of these zero day attacks on mobile devices have to reside in RAM and rebooting wipes them out. For the very...
Forum: Foo
09-12-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By billridesbikes

You guys haven’t constructed a giant faraday cage...

You guys haven’t constructed a giant faraday cage in the garage or spare room yet?
09-11-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 950
Posted By billridesbikes

Uh… Campagnolo?

Uh… Campagnolo?
09-10-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, that’s about what I do. First connect and...

Yeah, that’s about what I do. First connect and boot laptop, launch Zwift, then fill any water bottles and add electrolytes, then put on the indoor cycling costume and HRM. Then I boot into the...
09-08-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 961
Posted By billridesbikes

+1 OpenStreetMap.org is crowdsourced map data for...

+1 OpenStreetMap.org is crowdsourced map data for the world. Anyone can create an OSM account and edit the surface or other information like you’re doing and at some point we’ll all benefit! I think...
09-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,482
Posted By billridesbikes

I assume the bike path was too narrow to pull a...

I assume the bike path was too narrow to pull a U-turn and so he slowed down and moved to the right most edge give himself the maximum amount of pavement to make the maneuver.

Generally you must...
Replies: 42
Views: 1,318
Posted By billridesbikes

For a double metric century or less just ride...

For a double metric century or less just ride what you normally ride. At about 200km and greater comfort beats weight savings all day, so wider tires makes sense as does fenders if it all fits,...
09-07-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By billridesbikes

I’ve only ever driven through Mullan at a high...

I’ve only ever driven through Mullan at a high rate of speed on the way to doing other stuff. I’m sure it’ll be fine.
09-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By billridesbikes

I guess I’m just old and slow. Takes me at least...

I guess I’m just old and slow. Takes me at least 5 minutes to find my bike shorts. 😂
09-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By billridesbikes

No, I think it's only paved between Wallace and...

No, I think it's only paved between Wallace and the ghost town Burke (~10mile out of Wallace) and past that it's a gravel road. Why do you want to backtrack to Mullan if you're going to Coeur...
09-06-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By billridesbikes

I usually flip the computer on and run Zwift...

I usually flip the computer on and run Zwift about thirty minutes before an event. Never had any update take more than 10 minutes and most considerable less than that. Zwift startup takes another few...
09-06-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,349
Posted By billridesbikes

Not sure you can build a mid-end or high end...

Not sure you can build a mid-end or high end bicycle, or any sophisticated piece of machinery or electronics for that matter, where the parts are all manufactured in the same country. Maybe Japan or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 991
Posted By billridesbikes

The moment I learned you could get a custom bike...

The moment I learned you could get a custom bike built for yourself.
09-04-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,684
Posted By billridesbikes

Except they never played any black artists. Even...

Except they never played any black artists. Even David Bowie called them out in the early eighties for that. There was a major fight to even play ‘Billie Jean’ but CBS threatened to pull all their...
09-02-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,909
Posted By billridesbikes

Become a randonneur and then you can question...

Become a randonneur and then you can question your need for sleep instead of speed.
08-31-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,271
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, but mountain biking in the woods in Grizzly...

Yeah, but mountain biking in the woods in Grizzly country so….
08-31-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,271
Posted By billridesbikes

Reminds me of this story from a few years back: ...

Reminds me of this story from a few years back:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cyclist-hits-bear-during-triathlon/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,491
Posted By billridesbikes

Unless it’s a sanctioned race it’s just plain...

Unless it’s a sanctioned race it’s just plain rude. Bad upbringing.
08-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 623
Posted By billridesbikes

A towel for your headset and top tube, a...

A towel for your headset and top tube, a headband, and industrial sized fan will do a lot to prevent sweat dripping on your frame. Aluminum will still corrode from sweat from normal use and your...
08-25-21, 07:43 PM
08-25-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,493
Posted By billridesbikes

Keys are so 2010s. I use my phone to unlock the...

Keys are so 2010s. I use my phone to unlock the house or car.
zipp lock bag ‘wallet’ for ID and a bit of cash.
I put them in the center jersey pocket.
08-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By billridesbikes

This is why I think disk brakes are overkill for...

This is why I think disk brakes are overkill for bikes that ride primarily on the road. I think my BF NWT run 37mm tires, but at high pressure so there is only a finite amount of available friction...
08-25-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,509
Posted By billridesbikes

For ride weather I like the 'EpicRideWeather'...

For ride weather I like the 'EpicRideWeather' app. You enter your route from Strava, RideWithGPS. or GPX file, the date and time you want to start, and your expected average speed and it will give...
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By billridesbikes

In some respects it's worse at least President...

In some respects it's worse at least President Dwayne Camacho eventually listened to his advisors and admitted when he was wrong and changed course.
Forum: Triathlon
08-15-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By billridesbikes

More details. Is this a ‘fun’ charity-type event...

More details. Is this a ‘fun’ charity-type event or a Fondo/Sportive? What are the longest and steepest grades? You could put a smaller gear on the single speed if most of the time is being spent...
Forum: Foo
08-14-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,298
Posted By billridesbikes

LOL - No worldwide oil production from all...

LOL - No worldwide oil production from all sources including tar sands and fracking has steadily increased since 2005. Even 2020 was higher than 2005, and will resume increasing as economic activity...
Forum: Foo
08-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,298
Posted By billridesbikes

Because even if 50% of all vehicles sold are...

Because even if 50% of all vehicles sold are electric by 2030 and all countries stick with their emission reduction plans oil consumption is predicted to continue to grow and not peak until at least...
06-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,834
Posted By billridesbikes

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime...

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime in the first place. Streets are for people, and people can figure out when to cross a street, instead we criminalized walking. Jaywalking laws where...
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By billridesbikes

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,837
Posted By billridesbikes

In that case, +1 for RidewithGPS. Pay for a...

In that case, +1 for RidewithGPS. Pay for a subscription by month for the level of route planning you want and use the phone app with an earpiece for turn by turn directions. Many new Bluetooth ear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By billridesbikes

Dump water on your head from your water bottle,...

Dump water on your head from your water bottle, but make sure you have a special color bottle that you always use only for water!

Also, shave your legs. Seriously. This feels about 5 degrees...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,837
Posted By billridesbikes

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map...

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map your route, and print the maps and cue sheets?
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