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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By WhyFi

Being frustrated over the announcement (let's be...

Being frustrated over the announcement (let's be real - it's not "out") is somewhat understandable, but it needs to be tempered with, "so what?" Realistically, what are you hoping to improve upon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

But it's like the Highlander - there can be only...

But it's like the Highlander - there can be only one (at a time).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

As expected, the girl's covid test came back...

As expected, the girl's covid test came back negative. The most meaningful impact: I get to carry on with my ride as usual, during preschool tomorrow. :p
09-27-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,609
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, I'm running ~60psi on 28s with hookless...

Yup, I'm running ~60psi on 28s with hookless Zipps. It's awesome, both for long solo rides and spirited group rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Look at you - being a decent human being and...

Look at you - being a decent human being and stuff!

;)
09-27-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,609
Posted By WhyFi

Up in the north, we don't have those, but we can...

Up in the north, we don't have those, but we can have a bunch of sharp grit, a lot of it laid down for traction in the winter. Before going tubeless, I was probably flatting at a rate of something...
09-27-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,000
Posted By WhyFi

They're comparing on the basis of energy expended...

They're comparing on the basis of energy expended over a period of time. I'm not sure why this isn't clear. Over a given (realistic) course, it's so obvious that running will require more energy that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

I've done both - sharpie on black spokes doesn't...

I've done both - sharpie on black spokes doesn't work very well, though I suspect you'd be looking at silver. I found pinching while tightening to be pretty imprecise, though I'm sure experience...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Tape adds time and just ensures that you're wound...

Tape adds time and just ensures that you're wound up in whole number revolutions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By WhyFi

What is it that you're hoping the next groupset...

What is it that you're hoping the next groupset will do better? Why do you think that selling your current groupset now (and mothballing the rest of the bike, evidently) is advantageous vs riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

I will say this on spokes: if I build another set...

I will say this on spokes: if I build another set of wheels in the future, I'll pay the premium for bladed spokes; to me, the visual for wind-up is worth it, alone.
09-27-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 928
Posted By WhyFi

Nothing that I'm aware of, which is why I do...

Nothing that I'm aware of, which is why I do this, which has a perfect success rate, so far -





That was one of the techniques that I'd come across in my quest to remove some hellaciously...
09-27-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 928
Posted By WhyFi

The vast majority of hooked tubeless tires also...

The vast majority of hooked tubeless tires also have the bead retention humps (AFAIK, that's a recommended standard, now); IOW, hookless doesn't inherently make beadlock more of an issue. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Dunno, will have to look in to it. At it is, I...

Dunno, will have to look in to it. At it is, I just work here and the wife has already made the appointment of choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:38 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Is that factoring the lost yardage on said sacks?...

Is that factoring the lost yardage on said sacks? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Welp, time to take the girl to the pediatrician...

Welp, time to take the girl to the pediatrician for a covid test - someone in her class tested positive. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but it always sucks to be a Lions fan.

Yeah, but it always sucks to be a Lions fan.
09-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,000
Posted By WhyFi

1k calories in an hour of cycling isn't that...

1k calories in an hour of cycling isn't that unusual; it's an effort, and certainly not doable by all, but it's not that unusual.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,466
Posted By WhyFi

No, the way I read it, he was cheekily paying a...

No, the way I read it, he was cheekily paying a compliment by poking fun at the common retrogrouch mind-trap of drawing a line in the sand, usually correlating to a specific stage in their life, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By WhyFi

Curlies? :twitchy:

Curlies? :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Though, not having been to an amusement park in...

Though, not having been to an amusement park in more than two decades, I do have to wonder how atrocious her diet looks.
09-26-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 928
Posted By WhyFi

The problem is breaking the bead-lock, not...

The problem is breaking the bead-lock, not getting the tire over the edge of the rim (whether off or on); a bead jack isn't going to help with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

It's about time that the Vikes didn't play like...

It's about time that the Vikes didn't play like asshats.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,466
Posted By WhyFi

If that's what you think he was doing, then you...

If that's what you think he was doing, then you really have no sense of humor.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Baseball game was fun. We even got flu shots...

Baseball game was fun. We even got flu shots while we were there! :bday:

Also, I thought that this sign was very helpful -
...
09-26-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 928
Posted By WhyFi

Learn how to break the bead - with gloves, you...

Learn how to break the bead - with gloves, you shouldn't have any problems (without gloves, you'll probably get some wicked blisters).

Stand the wheel in front of you, use your upper body weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By WhyFi

If you want turn-by-turn, you can do that with...

If you want turn-by-turn, you can do that with multiple sites (Garmin Connect, Strava, Ride with GPS, etc). On Wahoo, only RwGPS world get you TBT (though this may have changed with the latest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, I think it's great. My LBS carries Rapha,...

Nah, I think it's great. My LBS carries Rapha, but they're really selective with what they're carrying in-store... and I don't fancy much of what they've selected. Looks like REI only has the Merino...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

WTAF? REI is now carrying Rapha? :foo:

WTAF? REI is now carrying Rapha? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Okay, okay - I'll go check Rapha... :lol:

Okay, okay - I'll go check Rapha...


:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By WhyFi

The current generation of Garmin Edge devices...

The current generation of Garmin Edge devices will do turn-by-turn with audible cues, including street name, if you have your phone connected (wireless, via BT) and some headphones. In general, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,467
Posted By WhyFi

Jeez - necro much? :innocent:

Jeez - necro much?

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Geez, the guy bumps his FTP a couple dozen watts...

Geez, the guy bumps his FTP a couple dozen watts and all the sudden he's Mr. Fast White Shoes! :p
09-25-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,609
Posted By WhyFi

On my last rear tire, I had a bacon strip in for...

On my last rear tire, I had a bacon strip in for 2.5k miles.

That said, with road tires, even relatively low pressure ones, I have found that bacon strips work/work best when knotted and the knot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Wrong thread.

Wrong thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Oof.

Oof.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,466
Posted By WhyFi

I mean, really - if you want to make a point,...

I mean, really - if you want to make a point, make a point. Don't be lazy and drop some video with no other commentary. Who made the video? Why are we supposed to care about them and their opinion?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:42 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Side note: it'll take at least one more biggish...

Side note: it'll take at least one more biggish day, but it looks like I've got a shot at a 1k mile calendar month. :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Heh - no. I'd be nice to top 10k just for gits...

Heh - no. I'd be nice to top 10k just for gits and shiggles, but we're going to a Saints (baseball) game tomorrow and I've already committed to making pancakes, etc in the morning (real maple syrup,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:35 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Hey datlas and MoAlpha - I dunno, this...

Hey datlas and MoAlpha - I dunno, this flatlander might challenge for the top of the elevation podium :roflmao2:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

Assuming they're road wheels, with 100/142...

Assuming they're road wheels, with 100/142 spacing, you should be good. The only limitation that you'll have with them is that you'll have to stick with 6-bolt rotors and won't be able to adapt any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

I ended up being a-okay without. It was about 49...

I ended up being a-okay without. It was about 49 when I set out and eventually nudged up to the low 60s, but I don't think that happened until the very end - the sun didn't come out until 4 hours in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

I have some 3/4 thermal knickers from T6. They're...

I have some 3/4 thermal knickers from T6. They're nice, but I'm a little too big for 'em so they're not the most comfy for longer rides.

That and they're too warm on days like today, when it...
09-25-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,206
Posted By WhyFi

^^^^ I never take the twist lock bit out but, if...

^^^^ I never take the twist lock bit out but, if you want to really clean the valve, you need to take out the white plastic bit that sandwiches the blue diaphragm. I pry the white bits apart with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

I don't have leg warmers. The last week or so has...

I don't have leg warmers. The last week or so has convinced me that I need leg warmers. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

IKR. I mean, come on now - "purify yourself in...

IKR. I mean, come on now - "purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka."

I'd link to a YoutTube clip of the scene, but... family forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10,668
Views: 145,690
Posted By WhyFi

My theory is that the little ****ers are mean...

My theory is that the little ****ers are mean because: they're little.... -> so their owners don't think they're dangerous... -> which means that they don't need to discipline them when they're...
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