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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 983
Posted By kingston

I think you are leaving too much wax on the...

I think you are leaving too much wax on the chain. I hang the chain on a hook and wipe off all the exterior wax with a rag while the chain is still hot.
07-19-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 623
Posted By PeteHski

IME factory grease attracts road grime like s***...

IME factory grease attracts road grime like s*** to a blanket. If you are going to use a wax lube then the grease has to be completely removed. If you ride first with the factory grease you just end...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,801
Posted By caloso

Motorists hate us for existing.

Motorists hate us for existing.
06-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,920
Posted By caloso

This makes me appreciate the honesty of the race...

This makes me appreciate the honesty of the race ride. You know going in that if you get dropped, no one is going to wait for you, so be self sufficient and know the way home.
Forum: Foo
06-10-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By RubeRad

If you are interested in learning more about...

If you are interested in learning more about blockchain, this is the best video I know:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBC-nXj3Ng4
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,195
Posted By WhyFi

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of...

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of those, then?
05-31-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Kawerau

How do you regain motivation?

After a kidney operation 6 months ago am now ok. But have lost motivation for cycling. Over the past six months I haven't had more than three or four rides all short ones, 20 miles (30k) or so and a...
05-21-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,503
Posted By njkayaker

3. You are countersteering but don't realize it....

3. You are countersteering but don't realize it. It doesn't have to be a big thing at all.
05-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,503
Posted By terrymorse

Ironic. No, that's not a mistake....

Ironic.



No, that's not a mistake. That's literally the definition of countersteering.



Yes, yes it is. Countersteering is steering in the opposite direction of a turn. "Counter" -...
05-18-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,503
Posted By Koyote

There are not "two ways to turn." There are...

There are not "two ways to turn." There are multiple things that happen at the same time, but you are trying to think of them as distinct actions.
05-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,518
Posted By rubiksoval

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least. Power...

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least.

Power meter measures actual kJ. As good as you're going to get on the open road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,359
Posted By MinnMan

Going on group rides with a hybrid? You aren't...

Going on group rides with a hybrid? You aren't going to keep up.

Also, you didn't say anything about your weight. Hill climbing is for skinny people.
04-24-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,725
Posted By wgscott

1. Yes 7. My Chris King hub >> bell. ...

1. Yes
7. My Chris King hub >> bell.

Morons with bells like to over-use them, which means I have to cary a frame-pump to stick in their spokes.
04-13-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By 79pmooney

The really sure-fire way to inflate tubes enough...

The really sure-fire way to inflate tubes enough for easy installation and never over-inflate them is to blow them up by mouth. Also fast and easy.

Edit: I see Riveting beat me to it. Didn't...
04-13-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By Riveting

Prior to being placed inside the tire, I inflate...

Prior to being placed inside the tire, I inflate my tubes with my mouth, which a quick Google estimates at ~2 psi.
04-12-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By Eric F

There is more to bike racing than the grand...

There is more to bike racing than the grand tours. Arguably, the best single-day/classics racer in the world right now is Dutch. Also consider the size of the populations you are comparing.
04-12-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By mstateglfr

I can count on one hand the number of people that...

I can count on one hand the number of people that think your parameters should be how elite success should be measured.

Many pro cyclists ride in support of someone. So while that one person...
04-04-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,010
Posted By caloso

Average speed of a Tour stage is mostly...

Average speed of a Tour stage is mostly determined by the terrain, the weather, the stage of the race, whether there’s a breakaway, who’s in the breakaway. . . . Riders care about how much time...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rides4Beer

You've put yourself in a continually depleted...

You've put yourself in a continually depleted state. You can't increase the training load and decrease caloric intake and expect to have any kind of decent results. Proper nutrition and recovery are...
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,726
Posted By Bob S

Heart Rate Monitor – Better Believe it

Several months ago my Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, HRM, started reporting Max and Avg heart rates over 150. I am in my mid 70s and ride 30 – 40 miles several times a week, previously my resting heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,080
Posted By datlas

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little...

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little dimples. If they are worn it's time to think about replacement.
02-22-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,666
Posted By seinberg

Update: was unhapy with the coverage of the SKS...

Update: was unhapy with the coverage of the SKS gravel-specific clip on fenders so bought a set of PDW all-metal (aluminum) 45mm fenders. They’re only 1.3lbs for the pair, which surprised me, they’re...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,611
Posted By RChung

I agree. The most important characteristic of a...

I agree. The most important characteristic of a power meter is that it helps you answer your questions, not raise a new one ("I wonder if that's because my power meter isn't telling me the truth?")....
02-12-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,978
Posted By vane171

I tried to look among my history but I think it...

I tried to look among my history but I think it was a post that was not on a topic in the thread, as often happens, so hard to find. However you are in luck. I recalled I copied the picture of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,897
Posted By rubiksoval

Indeed. Which is why you don't even need to mess...

Indeed. Which is why you don't even need to mess about with any of these random "tests" and some algorithm.

Go out, do a workout. If too easy, go harder/longer next time. If too difficult, go...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,897
Posted By Yelhsox

OK thank you all for your help. You all have high...

OK thank you all for your help. You all have high hopes for me at 200W+... Unfortunately, I can't live up to that expectation. But fortunately for me, I think I've fixed my issue.

I performed the...
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By SpeedRanger

Keep up, lycra boy

Clever marketing..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ0-brPK_AA
01-30-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By zen_

https://zwofactory.com/ To build your own...

https://zwofactory.com/

To build your own erg workouts.
01-26-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Bob Ross

I just turned 60 last month, and I am confident...

I just turned 60 last month, and I am confident that if I wanted to ride a double century my body would have no problem: My cycling fitness is pretty darn good (if I do say so myself), not quite...
01-24-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,929
Posted By one4smoke

Don't race, but I watch. Not boring to me at all....

Don't race, but I watch. Not boring to me at all. Like the scenery and photography of the telecasts as well. The strategies of the racers and teams are also very intriguing.
01-20-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,403
Posted By rubiksoval

I ride my bike and do other things outside. Keeps...

I ride my bike and do other things outside. Keeps my core quite strong.
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By matt92037

Spend $900 on a Wahoo Kickr Core. Streaming a...

Spend $900 on a Wahoo Kickr Core. Streaming a ride in 4K isnt too boring.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,275
Posted By datlas

Save your money. Remember to stand up for 15-30s...

Save your money. Remember to stand up for 15-30s every 10 minutes while on Zwift. Do it BEFORE you notice the discomfort.

Try it before you start down the rabbit hole of comfortable saddles.
12-15-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,004
Posted By Kapusta

How to avoid being drafted...... Bone spurs?

How to avoid being drafted......

Bone spurs?
11-01-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By dedhed

Looks like a scratch. Especially as it involves...

Looks like a scratch. Especially as it involves the weld as well as the tube. Cracks would tend to follow the weld and not meander like that one. A little fine emery cloth, clean it up for a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,053
Posted By nomadmax

I can't understand why someone would get their...

I can't understand why someone would get their panties in a bunch about what someone else has on their bicycle? Life doesn't bring them regular/real problems and this is all they have to work on? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,053
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

From what I read, covid-19 put a bit of a damper...

From what I read, covid-19 put a bit of a damper on buying food and water in NYC convenience markets/bodegas for a while. Many riders probably switched from group rides to solo rides, so you can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,053
Posted By msu2001la

It makes sense if you own that bike and want to...

It makes sense if you own that bike and want to carry stuff while riding it.

Your presumption that it's all about appearances is interesting though. I would tend to think the opposite, that...
07-15-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,152
Posted By Biker395

I believe the reason colds are seasonal has more...

I believe the reason colds are seasonal has more to do with our response to weather, rather than the weather itself. In other words, colds increase an epidemiologically significant period of time...
07-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,530
Posted By MinnMan

For the nth time, maks don't have to be perfect...

For the nth time, maks don't have to be perfect to reduce transmission. If you want a personal guarantee that a mask will keep you safe, then yes, they have problems. If you take a societal view,...
07-02-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By wgscott

>>>>>> Deconstructionism >> Herminutics >>>>>...

>>>>>> Deconstructionism >> Herminutics >>>>> “Class is used in the service of outmoded, elitist perceptions of society,” >> says Debord; however, according to Hanfkopf , not class that is used in...
07-01-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,466
Posted By skookum

Learn to express yourself clearly or be forever...

Learn to express yourself clearly or be forever ignored.
06-30-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,912
Posted By caloso

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread...

I'm guessing some of the riders on this thread never sprint. Or climb steep hills. Or ride over rough ground. Or sprint up steep hills with rough ground (that's for the crossers).

I guess if you...
06-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,628
Posted By hazetguy

please stop feeding the jjafterdark troll, and...

please stop feeding the jjafterdark troll, and just put him on your ignore list. trust me
06-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By gobicycling

Approaching 83, just riding around having fun!

Used to do centuries, Ride the Rockies, track mileage - all that stuff. Now, approaching 81 and my wife approaching 83yo, we just ride for fun. My battery on my old Mtn bike computer died 2 years...
06-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,165
Posted By kingston

Irrelevant. Don't ride in the door zone and you...

Irrelevant. Don't ride in the door zone and you won't get doored.
05-22-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,453
Posted By gsteinb

movies last night ...

movies last night

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05-18-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,619
Posted By tkamd73

There are no experts on CNN, but common sense...

There are no experts on CNN, but common sense would tell you that, he or she is right.
Tim
05-16-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By wgscott

Unfortunately, not all of them are equally...

Unfortunately, not all of them are equally harmless.

Especially when the believers are heavily-armed, and/or infected, or were "elected" president.
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