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08-03-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By MinnMan

Except for perhaps a different position/geometry,...

Except for perhaps a different position/geometry, I kind of doubt it. And if it's real, one would only know by comparing either well-controlled rides (route/wind condition/etc.) or a large enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By MinnMan

Whatever, dude.

Whatever, dude.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By MinnMan

BTW, it's not normal to gain a couple of miles...

BTW, it's not normal to gain a couple of miles per hour just because the wind is low. Assuming you ride equal distances with a head wind and a tail wind (i.e., no change in wind direction or speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By MinnMan

You're new here. Political talk belongs in P&R. ...

You're new here. Political talk belongs in P&R. Keep it out of the other forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By MinnMan

Aw, come on. You must have seen it from the...

Aw, come on. You must have seen it from the other side.......when you were young.

I well remember as a youngster, moving from the east coast the west, and being offended by the 2 AM closing time...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By MinnMan

As WhyFi knows, we've had more very hot days than...

As WhyFi knows, we've had more very hot days than usual in the Twin Cities. I've been setting my alarm for 5:15 AM, and am on the road by 6. A 2 1/2 hour ride gets me home, showered, and ready to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By MinnMan

Well, one thing is for sure - deciding in advance...

Well, one thing is for sure - deciding in advance that the weather is likelly to be bad means that you will miss plenty of really great good weather rides.

Lots of times, the forecast for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By MinnMan

Take it a step or two further and then I think...

Take it a step or two further and then I think it's called randonneuring.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By MinnMan

Wholly untrue. Quartz is far harder than...

Wholly untrue. Quartz is far harder than aluminum or virtually any steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By MinnMan

oh yeah - once you've got some miles under your...

oh yeah - once you've got some miles under your belt, find a group to ride with. You can't race until you've got experience riding in groups.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,054
Posted By MinnMan

for some reason, the "https" doubles. Try this...

for some reason, the "https" doubles. Try this (https://hwp-viz.gsd.esrl.noaa.gov/smoke/#)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,054
Posted By MinnMan

In my first reply to you, I said that I wouldn't,...

In my first reply to you, I said that I wouldn't, and explained why. Go to P&R if you want to have that discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,054
Posted By MinnMan

Hydrogen, nitrogen....what's a handful of protons...

Hydrogen, nitrogen....what's a handful of protons and neutrons between friends?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,054
Posted By MinnMan

Looks like a good read. Way back when, I...

Looks like a good read.

Way back when, I spent the weekend on Fire Island at a friends beach house. I brought along a brand new book (which was not yet a movie).

Jaws.

Poor timing, I...
07-27-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,469
Posted By MinnMan

Is paddle boating an olympic sport now?

Is paddle boating an olympic sport now?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,253
Posted By MinnMan

It's about spinning. Nothing like it. I...

It's about spinning. Nothing like it. I recommend.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,338
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. We all learned that the hard way. For...

Yup. We all learned that the hard way.

For those of us with thinning hair, sun protection for the scalp under the helmet is important. Hence skulllcaps, which are also quite cooling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By MinnMan

there's no comparison, you'll see Edit: ...

there's no comparison, you'll see

Edit: Actually, what you're realize is that outdoors it EVAPORATES in the wind and that this is a huge cooling effect. That's why you need the fan indoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By MinnMan

An open window isn't really practical in the...

An open window isn't really practical in the Minnesota winter. My trainer is in my basement, where if I keep the heat on low, I can keep the temp to about 57F. That's about ideal, I find. When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By MinnMan

Truth. The sweat wrecked the shifters on one...

Truth.

The sweat wrecked the shifters on one bike before I learned to put a thick towel over the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By MinnMan

I felt the same way for a long time, even with...

I felt the same way for a long time, even with considerable time on Zwift. Then, eventually, I found my Zwift groove and came to enjoy it much more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By MinnMan

Yes to a trainer. As above, riding outside...

Yes to a trainer.

As above, riding outside in the winter IS an option in the midwest. If you have the right gear, some of the most glorious rides you'll ever take can be on a crisp snowy winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By MinnMan

I would ride it home and then throw it in the...

I would ride it home and then throw it in the trash.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, but just to be clear, I wasn't talking about...

Yes, but just to be clear, I wasn't talking about power on an extended downhill. I am concentrating on applying power over the crest, getting back up to speed as quickly as possible. After that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By MinnMan

Coming from you, I'll take that as a win. As to...

Coming from you, I'll take that as a win. As to most of my post, about what I learned: You can tell me that I should have learned it differently, or that I should have drawn other conclusions. But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By MinnMan

A power meter, without structured training? Musings after a couple of years.

First off, unless you do structured training, I do not think that anybody actually needs a power meter. I have had a PM for a couple of years, without aspirations for structured training its a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,418
Posted By MinnMan

I think a lot of peopel on this thread know more...

I think a lot of peopel on this thread know more than me on this subject, but as a matter of habit, I almost always use both brakes at once for most situations. the balance between front and back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,964
Posted By MinnMan

The response I get from fellow riders does depend...

The response I get from fellow riders does depend on the kit I'm wearing. When I wear one of a couple of club kits that are widely recognizable in the local metro area, I get more people waving and...
07-20-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By MinnMan

And with climate change, their habitat should be...

And with climate change, their habitat should be expanding! On to Virginia!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By MinnMan

As the OP says, there are many moving parts. ...

As the OP says, there are many moving parts. Typically, saddle position is determined by its relation to the pedals and crank - making sure that the knees are in the right position when the foot is...
07-20-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By MinnMan

Really? 4 triatheletes in one year? Seems...

Really? 4 triatheletes in one year? Seems exceptional. According to this article
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cyclist-attacked-alligator-after-falling-bike-florida-park-n1274448...
07-19-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,927
Posted By MinnMan

Apparent power is not evidence at all and I said...

Apparent power is not evidence at all and I said so. it adds to questions that have been raised about somebody who blew the GC field apart. I am not convicting nor do I imagine that i'm in a position...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By MinnMan

There's lots of experienced advice here, and I...

There's lots of experienced advice here, and I get the feeling that the OP is a DIY kind of guy, but I'd like to repeat the suggestion of a bike fit. Even highly knowledgeable riders benefit from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By MinnMan

I agree that pointing gives more info than...

I agree that pointing gives more info than yelling "hole", but as already noted, not everybody sees the hand gesture and what the voice call does is get people to look down and ahead, when they might...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By MinnMan

I second the bike fit suggestion - numbness is...

I second the bike fit suggestion - numbness is not because you are or aren't wearing gloves. Particularly after only 20-40 miles.

But by all means, get a pair of gloves - there's plenty of other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By MinnMan

If one is riding in a reasonably sized group,...

If one is riding in a reasonably sized group, voice is important because the people 5-6 wheels back aren't going to see your hand signal and the people who see the hand signal may not have time to...
07-18-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By MinnMan

Not sure what you mean, exactly. Most teams...

Not sure what you mean, exactly. Most teams will do winter training camps that include serious climbs. But remember that a lot of the training for the TdF is spring racing. In the spring, the GC...
07-18-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By MinnMan

So as expected and is true every year, the race...

So as expected and is true every year, the race started with long uncontested procession.

Then there was a breakaway, though it didn't have much chance because, of course, the sprint teams brought...
07-18-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

And how about WvA? He took a mountain stage, an...

And how about WvA? He took a mountain stage, an ITT, and a sprint stage. Beast.
07-18-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

I want credit for getting this right, even though...

I want credit for getting this right, even though I wrote it about Stage 19.
07-17-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By MinnMan

Fignon. And that was in 1989, which AFAIK, was...

Fignon. And that was in 1989, which AFAIK, was the only Champs Elysees stage in its history that was an ITT
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,127
Posted By MinnMan

I can't see how. If anything, frequent swapping...

I can't see how. If anything, frequent swapping keeps them from rusting onto your cranks.

BTW, pedals that mount/dismount with an Allen wrench, such as the FAs, but quite a few others, are easier...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By MinnMan

Definitely. I have trouble sleeping on days when...

Definitely. I have trouble sleeping on days when I don't exercise. I usuallly take two rest days/week and I always know in advance that I'm going to have trouble getting to sleep those nights.
...
07-16-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

I don't agree. I like that he has gone for stage...

I don't agree. I like that he has gone for stage wins. The times when Froome just marked his competitors and stared at his powermeter were dull. And watching Carapaz or Vingegaard win with Pogacar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,127
Posted By MinnMan

Swapping pedals is easy, particularly if you make...

Swapping pedals is easy, particularly if you make sure to lube the threads and particularly if you do it frequently. The longer the pedals are on the bike, the harder it is to unfreeze them, in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,674
Posted By MinnMan

Sweet sweet bike, but I thought that the...

Sweet sweet bike, but I thought that the challenge, voiced up-thread, was getting under UCI limits with a *disc brake* bike. A little harder, but definitely doable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,964
Posted By MinnMan

From cars and trucks, it runs the gamut. From...

From cars and trucks, it runs the gamut. From "nice bike!" to "get off the road!"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,964
Posted By MinnMan

Fun fact (from Wikipedia):

Fun fact (from Wikipedia):
07-14-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,037
Posted By MinnMan

The Principal of Least Astonishment applied

The Principal of Least Astonishment applied
07-13-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By MinnMan

Well, the saga continues. Consult with ortho and...

Well, the saga continues. Consult with ortho and an MRI says that the hip adductor tendon is healthy (good, I guess). Ortho says source is probably a nerve problem.

Consult with neurologist and...
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