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08-05-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the heads up! I was on vacation and...

Thanks for the heads up! I was on vacation and missed that one. Classic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By Koyote

Wait -- are you saying that a headwind is good? ...

Wait -- are you saying that a headwind is good?

Criminy. I'm gonna have to start taking notes.
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By Koyote

How does one do the Ragbrai? From what I've...

How does one do the Ragbrai?

From what I've heard, drunk.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,095
Posted By Koyote

It's also helpful to have at least one bike with...

It's also helpful to have at least one bike with fenders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By Koyote

So, if I am reading the OP correctly, he/she has...

So, if I am reading the OP correctly, he/she has discovered that a tailwind helps in riding faster.

Have I got that right?
08-02-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 743
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I get that. Most people love 'em. But I'm...

Yeah, I get that. Most people love 'em. But I'm growing weary of them. The funny thing is that, even though they are on my spd shoes, they are only occasionally ridden on dirty and mucky roads. For...
08-02-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 743
Posted By Koyote

[QUOTE=WhyFi;22167855]Don't leave Boas out of the...

[QUOTE=WhyFi;22167855]Don't leave Boas out of the conversation - what are we, plebes?! :p/QUOTE]

I own one pair of riding shoes with Boa closures, and I will go out of my way to avoid buying them...
07-31-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By Koyote

I'm curious: how old was the rack, has it been...

I'm curious: how old was the rack, has it been exposed to the weather a lot, etc...?

That sort of info might be of use to some of us in assessing when to replace our own racks.
07-31-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Koyote

This. The “mess” concern generally comes from...

This. The “mess” concern generally comes from people who have no experience with tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,060
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. I do it as a practical thing, not for...

Agreed. I do it as a practical thing, not for fun. If I stop a few feet behind the next vehicle, I can generally make it through a light without unclipping, and that's enough.




Flat pavement,...
07-30-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By Koyote

I provided an (easily found) answer to the OP's...

I provided an (easily found) answer to the OP's post, using the obvious search term in google, and the OP "liked" my response. You are the only person with a problem.
07-30-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 732
Posted By Koyote

And if the OP were asking questions about his...

And if the OP were asking questions about his fingerprints, that would be perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,060
Posted By Koyote

I'm just wondering how long I should be able to...

I'm just wondering how long I should be able to do it on a freewheel bike...I can regularly hold a position for 3-4 seconds before I have to release the front brake slightly and creep forward a...
07-29-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,920
Posted By Koyote

Ick. That reminds me of a former president's hair.

Ick. That reminds me of a former president's hair.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,060
Posted By Koyote

I can often make it through a red light on my SS...

I can often make it through a red light on my SS or a multi-geared bike without removing my feet from the pedals. I stop a few feet shy of the next car's bumper, since the best I can manage is to...
07-29-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,920
Posted By Koyote

I only justify replacing wheels when they break.

I only justify replacing wheels when they break.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,637
Posted By Koyote

Right! I mean, 19th place gets you on the podium,...

Right! I mean, 19th place gets you on the podium, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,637
Posted By Koyote

Well, stuff happens. In a gravel race last...

Well, stuff happens.

In a gravel race last month, I was descending, in a forest with dappled sunlight, with my sunglasses' lenses smeared up with sweat and road grime...I thought, "I hope there's...
07-28-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By Koyote

There was a recent thread on this very subject,...

There was a recent thread on this very subject, and quite a few posters argued the opposite rather vehemently. They argued that cross-chaining is nonexistent on a 1X system - that it always maintains...
07-28-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By Koyote

You should have called the cops and asked them to...

You should have called the cops and asked them to cite the motorist for failure to yield.
07-28-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,944
Posted By Koyote

Just a side note: this is why every forum has a...

Just a side note: this is why every forum has a search function.
07-28-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By Koyote

Maybe, and no. You'll know if cross-chaining...

Maybe, and no.

You'll know if cross-chaining is a problem when it results in noise even on a well-adjusted bike. Even then, it's not a huge problem...Your bike will not explode.

With more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 767
Posted By Koyote

This. Anything that prevents the helmet from...

This.

Anything that prevents the helmet from rolling on pavement will potentially cause your head to remain in one plane while your body rolls after an impact -- which potentially injures the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 767
Posted By Koyote

More recent analyses suggest that is...

More recent analyses suggest that is unnecessarily frequent...Which many have long suspected, given that the recommendation came from the helmet manufacturers.

If your helmet shows no visible...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,060
Posted By Koyote

I was responding to your claim that pulling up on...

I was responding to your claim that pulling up on the pedals is injurious; it is not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,060
Posted By Koyote

Umm, what?

Umm, what?
07-27-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,169
Posted By Koyote

Since I am usually 'that guy,' I'll give you a...

Since I am usually 'that guy,' I'll give you a pass. Maybe even a salute.
07-27-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,169
Posted By Koyote

No one claimed (or even implied) that they are...

No one claimed (or even implied) that they are equivalent.
07-27-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,169
Posted By Koyote

Boy, you're really on my ass today. You're...

Boy, you're really on my ass today.

You're correct, but I wasn't really taking time to think about it, so I used the word "roughly." Whatever. It's beside the point.
07-27-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,169
Posted By Koyote

Okay, I'll play this game. Here...

Okay, I'll play this game. Here (https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45090.pdf) is a report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service on real wage trends in the US. Lots of info, but you can see...
07-27-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,169
Posted By Koyote

I think what genejockey is ignoring is that the...

I think what genejockey is ignoring is that the purpose of the $100,000 Patek is not telling time; it's purpose is telling people that the wearer has so much money that he can waste $100,000 on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,060
Posted By Koyote

If you want to experiment with foot retention,...

If you want to experiment with foot retention, without spending lots of money for special pedals and shoes, I suggest duct tape.
07-27-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,169
Posted By Koyote

More likely a sock puppet. Definitely a...

More likely a sock puppet.

Definitely a weak attempt at trolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 830
Posted By Koyote

Yep, scrupulous chain replacement will prolong...

Yep, scrupulous chain replacement will prolong cassette life, that's for sure. But I have found that 11 speed Shimano cassettes don't last very long -- I get about 3500 miles before they get noisy....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 767
Posted By Koyote

I was once in a nasty car accident -- our small...

I was once in a nasty car accident -- our small car was stationary, and was rear-ended at high speed by a much heavier car, which propelled us forward into the next vehicle. There were a few moments...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 830
Posted By Koyote

If you had 28k miles on the old cassette, it was...

If you had 28k miles on the old cassette, it was probably long overdue for replacement. The problem is that the wear occurs so gradually that it might be difficult to recognize when it is time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By Koyote

You get what you pay for.

You get what you pay for.
07-19-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 870
Posted By Koyote

We had a full set of cruiser bikes when my...

We had a full set of cruiser bikes when my daughter was a kid. They were great fun for riding to the Dairy Queen and such.

Horses for courses.
07-16-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

Yep, I get it now. I’ve learned a lot in this...

Yep, I get it now. I’ve learned a lot in this thread.

I might even try it before my next race. But that’s a lot of work, in my experience.
07-16-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Koyote

I don't know, but the answer is 42.

I don't know, but the answer is 42.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,258
Posted By Koyote

It goes on your head, Larry.

It goes on your head, Larry.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Koyote

If it's a corn, a podiatrist can shave it down...

If it's a corn, a podiatrist can shave it down for you, which will help for a while. Or you can do it yourself, but use a very sharp knife and go slow.

If it's Hammer Toe, you might as well get...
07-15-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

And just when you think it's winding down,...

And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
07-15-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

pgjackson , you may be an avid road cyclist, but...

pgjackson , you may be an avid road cyclist, but you're obviously not a golfer.
07-15-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

At the time, I think I read an interview with...

At the time, I think I read an interview with Steve Carell about that scene. Those women weren't actors -- they were salon workers. And they waxed him for real. Talk about suffering for your art.
07-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

Well, actually, I think y'all can be singular or...

Well, actually, I think y'all can be singular or plural, depending on context (i.e., number of people being addressed). And indeed, I have heard all y'all when it is being used in the plural. But...
07-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

I've known Ashton since way back before he was...

I've known Ashton since way back before he was famous, even before he had the 'stache. He regards it as a mojo thing. Aerodynamics aside, he'd be slower without it. :)




Most people take...
07-15-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

That smaller proportional impact of aero gains at...

That smaller proportional impact of aero gains at higher speeds is precisely because aero drag increases exponentially with speed. Hmm.

I'm gonna go for a ride and try to wrap my head around this.
07-15-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

You shave your ass? Or do you have your...

You shave your ass? Or do you have your manservant do it for you? 😁
07-15-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,695
Posted By Koyote

There must be a lower bound… Otherwise the...

There must be a lower bound… Otherwise the largest gains will go to a rider who is sitting still.
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