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08-09-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 616
Posted By caloso

This is amazing. I had an 85 World Sport that my...

This is amazing. I had an 85 World Sport that my parents gave me as a HS graduation present, and I rode it all through college and law school, commuted to my first job on it, and even did a handful...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By caloso

12-13 mph. The biggest factor on my commuting...

12-13 mph. The biggest factor on my commuting speed is how many stop lights I happen to make.
08-04-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,901
Posted By caloso

Oh boy, this thread is giving me Chem 8A...

Oh boy, this thread is giving me Chem 8A flashbacks. OChem PTSD.
08-01-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,036
Posted By caloso

It used to be a thing. ...

It used to be a thing.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By caloso

[I just threw that in because inevitably someone...

[I just threw that in because inevitably someone will chime in with "what's the point of riding faster? I just want to enjoy the scenery!"]
08-01-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By caloso

Both the burger and the chicken are going to have...

Both the burger and the chicken are going to have a lot more protein and a lot less sugar than a muffin.
08-01-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,901
Posted By caloso

You must drink 8 glasses of water a day.

You must drink 8 glasses of water a day.
08-01-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By caloso

Even in an air conditioned space, you're going to...

Even in an air conditioned space, you're going to want a fan. A big one. Two big ones, if possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By caloso

Also, the faster you go, the more scenery you...

Also, the faster you go, the more scenery you pass in a given time.
07-30-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,364
Posted By caloso

There is no requirement that you have to be a...

There is no requirement that you have to be a racer to engage in structured training. It’s available to any rider who would like to get fitter and faster, benefits from structure, enjoys the data...
07-29-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,864
Posted By caloso

Awesome. I turned 55 this year and have 26...

Awesome. I turned 55 this year and have 26 years, so I am going to pull the plug myself. Part of me thinks I'm too young to retire, and the other part of me thinks screw it, I kept my end of the...
07-28-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,364
Posted By caloso

Some of us race, and some of us enjoy training....

Some of us race, and some of us enjoy training. It’s not an either/or for every rider.
07-28-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By caloso

I've owned a lot of bikes, but sometimes I wish I...

I've owned a lot of bikes, but sometimes I wish I still had my old Schwinn World Sport that my parents gave me as a HS graduation present. I rode it all through college and law school, did a few...
07-28-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,364
Posted By caloso

I'm not going to try to convince anyone to start...

I'm not going to try to convince anyone to start a structured training program if they don't want to. If you think it would be miserable, don't do it. But I would also point out that not everyone...
07-27-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By caloso

Taking magnesium supplements has helped me. Also...

Taking magnesium supplements has helped me. Also pickle juice.
07-27-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,007
Posted By caloso

Because most people don't understand the concept...

Because most people don't understand the concept of training stress.
07-26-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,364
Posted By caloso

It's just semantics to me. Exercise connotes...

It's just semantics to me. Exercise connotes general health, but training connotes a specific goal or event.

I race, so for most of the year I'm on a plan for specific races or a series of races....
07-25-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,036
Posted By caloso

I have actually worn a Speedo on a bike, back in...

I have actually worn a Speedo on a bike, back in the 80s when I was into triathlon, and that's basically what we wore for all three phases. It's. . . not great. Still, I think I'd prefer it over...
07-25-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,007
Posted By caloso

You could get a powermeter and assign real...

You could get a powermeter and assign real numbers to this exercise if you wanted. Pedal your bike at 250 w (for example). You'd find out that 250 watts for 1 minute = 15 kj, whether you're going up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,887
Posted By caloso

If youíre not going to care about tildes, you...

If youíre not going to care about tildes, you might wish a Spanish-speaking friend a happy new anus.
07-23-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By caloso

Gotta love Bike Forums, where no matter what...

Gotta love Bike Forums, where no matter what you’re doing, there’s always someone to tell you that you’re doing it wrong.
07-08-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,830
Posted By caloso

MUP = multi-use path

MUP = multi-use path
07-08-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,830
Posted By caloso

There's always someone faster.

There's always someone faster.
07-07-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By caloso

As others have said spin class != cycling. If...

As others have said spin class != cycling. If you enjoy the camaraderie/environment of the class, that's a great bonus and can be a supplement to your cycling training, especially on bad weather or...
07-05-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By caloso

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I'm trying to keep my VO2max higher than my age. (I just turned 55, so I'm...
07-02-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,809
Posted By caloso

Huh. Back when I was drinking, I would...

Huh.

Back when I was drinking, I would pretty much drink anything that had alcohol in it. But I can’t say I ever recall ever drinking dumpster vodka. (I can’t definitively say it never happened,...
06-30-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By caloso

I think folks meant that if your feet are...

I think folks meant that if your feet are attached to the pedals (which is usually the case on a FG), and you stop pedaling as if you were on a freewheel bike, the pedals will whip your feet around...
06-30-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,987
Posted By caloso

I'd just get a length of cord slightly longer...

I'd just get a length of cord slightly longer than the club, tie an end to each end of the club, and sling it over my shoulder. As I think about it, surgical tubing would be even better than cord...
06-29-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,328
Posted By caloso

Last new bike I bought was a Canyon Exceed...

Last new bike I bought was a Canyon Exceed (hardtail mtb). It came with a rudimentary torque wrench and bits, which I wasn't expecting. But nothing else.
Last bike I bought from a shop was a...
06-29-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17,062
Views: 1,198,225
Posted By caloso

Hope you don't have it. My wife and daughter...

Hope you don't have it. My wife and daughter both had it in winter but my son and I managed to avoid it. My mom had it a few weeks ago, and my dad managed not too. So it's no guarantee that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,312
Posted By caloso

I also tend to think that latex protects against...

I also tend to think that latex protects against impact/pinch flats better than butyl.
06-27-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17,062
Views: 1,198,225
Posted By caloso

Went up to the lake and got in a couple of nice...

Went up to the lake and got in a couple of nice long MTB rides. I need to do this more often, just ride and stop focusing on my garmin and instead focus on not crashing into a tree.
06-22-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By caloso

When you say "compression shorts" do you mean...

When you say "compression shorts" do you mean shorts that are specifically meant to provide compression, or just you know, regular bike shorts? Also, what do mean by "not priced to the moon"? Do...
06-22-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,375
Posted By caloso

Run, swim, hike, ski, TRX.

Run, swim, hike, ski, TRX.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,027
Posted By caloso

It's personal preference. I prefer bibs because...

It's personal preference. I prefer bibs because they are more comfortable.
06-19-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,516
Posted By caloso

It looked like he has toe clips and straps on an...

It looked like he has toe clips and straps on an old Trek hybrid. He needs some flats.
06-19-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By caloso

I think this was a 10-speed KMC chain. I donít...

I think this was a 10-speed KMC chain. I donít think it really matters.
06-18-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By caloso

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur...

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur drivetrain. It drives my Campy snob teammate crazy, but it works perfectly.

...
06-17-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By caloso

FWIW, it's a lot easier to make a slightly...

FWIW, it's a lot easier to make a slightly too-small frame fit bigger with a longer stem and seat post than the other way around.
06-17-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,502
Posted By caloso

I love those handlebars!

I love those handlebars!
06-17-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17,062
Views: 1,198,225
Posted By caloso

This week is pretty heavy on VO2max and anaerobic...

This week is pretty heavy on VO2max and anaerobic work. Seems like every workout has been 115%+ or coasting.
06-15-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By caloso

If I were paying a coach, I'd follow their...

If I were paying a coach, I'd follow their program instead of soliciting opinions from randos on the internet.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,715
Posted By caloso

My commute is much shorter than yours, but I...

My commute is much shorter than yours, but I notice that the only thing that makes any appreciable difference on time is whether the stoplights are in my favor. Doesn't matter if I ride my race bike...
06-12-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17,062
Views: 1,198,225
Posted By caloso

4 hours on the bike yesterday. I had to be up...

4 hours on the bike yesterday. I had to be up early to drop my kid off for his Grad Night trip, so I went out and did a set of intervals before joining the River Ride. Mostly sat at the back and...
06-12-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By caloso

Zwift Rouvy RGT Bkool Also, thereís an...

Zwift
Rouvy
RGT
Bkool

Also, thereís an Indoor Cycling subforum here you might want to check out.
06-12-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,011
Views: 508,683
Posted By caloso

Re Covid, we’ve had a case in my section at work...

Re Covid, we’ve had a case in my section at work where the person had meetings with everyone in the section in their office the day before they started showing symptoms. As it turned out, I had taken...
06-09-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,993
Posted By caloso

Occasionally you’ll see a fixed gear on the local...

Occasionally you’ll see a fixed gear on the local Saturday ride (River Ride). Usually a trackie riding a track bike with brakes. The ride pancake flat, so gearing isn’t too much of an issue. There...
06-09-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By caloso

Shower, dress, and log in to work.

Shower, dress, and log in to work.
06-05-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,305
Posted By caloso

Agree. Riding safely in a group is a skill that...

Agree. Riding safely in a group is a skill that requires practice. A big century ride is not the place to try it out.
06-01-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7,011
Views: 508,683
Posted By caloso

My wife and I are going to a concert tonight. ...

My wife and I are going to a concert tonight. It's in an amphitheater, but I'm thinking of wearing an KF-94 regardless.
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