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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,139
Posted By WhyFi

Uh, you *were* there and you still don't know how...

Uh, you *were* there and you still don't know how it happened, so what does that tell us?

But yeah, when given the choice between a) spontaneous failure in *that* mode and in *that* location vs b)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By WhyFi

Excel often has good-to-great sales on tires and...

Excel often has good-to-great sales on tires and their customer service has always been really good for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Remember that SYSTM was Sufferfest prior to...

Remember that SYSTM was Sufferfest prior to acquisition by Wahoo. While there were some rides with accompanying videos, that's not their schtick - it's structured workouts with tailored power zones....
09-29-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,392
Posted By WhyFi

Incorrect. edit: well, we *do* have some...

Incorrect.

edit: well, we *do* have some serious athletes here, but the chart that you dug up is no indication of fitness.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Was almost hit yesterday by some soccer mom...

Was almost hit yesterday by some soccer mom piloting an SUV - she was crossing my path, had a stop sign and I didn't. She reached the intersection slightly before me, stopped, then went right the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Of course, but... The lead members of...

Of course, but...

The lead members of datlas' group had the right of way and the group acting as a single entity is far more courteous to other road users. It's possible for a group to not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,139
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, people can be pretty friggin' oblivious.

Oh, people can be pretty friggin' oblivious.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,139
Posted By WhyFi

Stuff happens fast and not all sticks are nicely...

Stuff happens fast and not all sticks are nicely uniform, so I wouldn't expect damage to be neat and symmetrical, either. Maybe it was thicker and stronger on one end. Maybe it was branched and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

My comment: **** him. Either your front...

My comment: **** him.

Either your front riders would have been at the intersection first or at the same time, but to the right; your group would have had the right of way, regardless. Slowing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but what movie did you see? I think...

Yeah, but what movie did you see?

I think that I've been to the theater... four or so times since the start of the pandemic. All were blockbusters: Dune, Maverick, etc. Taking care to avoid the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,139
Posted By WhyFi

Manufacturers are able to make such thin seat...

Manufacturers are able to make such thin seat stays because they're not doing a lot of the heavy lifting. See Steven Kruijswijk's Cervelo: he crashed and then finished a TdF stage without noticing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,139
Posted By WhyFi

Shoddily removed decals.

Shoddily removed decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

I've been on BF long enough - I can spot a sock...

I've been on BF long enough - I can spot a sock from a mile away.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

And that's less objectionable than a small saddle...

And that's less objectionable than a small saddle bag? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

I was worried about this when behind the guy that...

I was worried about this when behind the guy that bam is talking about. As the new guy, visiting from out of town, I was afraid that they'd think that I was the problem. During a break, I overheard a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Paul sucks. Not in the least bit....

Paul sucks.



Not in the least bit. I've been stuck behind the same guy on rides out there. It throws the entire group behind him out of whack. He needs to be yelled at. Like, seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,139
Posted By WhyFi

Ooooh - only glancing at the pic and not paying...

Ooooh - only glancing at the pic and not paying too much attention to the orientation of the bike, I thought that it was a chain stay crack and that it was buckling up (ie not in the same direction...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

That jersey is actually a size too large for me...

That jersey is actually a size too large for me now - the bag o' beans is the only reason it's that tight :D



You don't get excited by a freshly roasted bag? Where's the excitement in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

It's a real-deal pound, not one of those pansy...

It's a real-deal pound, not one of those pansy 12oz jobbers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

This was a wrestling match that I'd rather not go...

This was a wrestling match that I'd rather not go through again.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Me, personally? Nope. Gravel bike? Sure, but then...

Me, personally? Nope. Gravel bike? Sure, but then I'll also have to grow a gnarly beard and finally invest in some plaid jerseys.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

You bag will fit about 20% of a pound o' beans. I...

You bag will fit about 20% of a pound o' beans. I need to fit 100% of a pound o' beans. I wouldn't want to be undercaffeinated.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, yeah, but we all know that I'm way too...

Ah, yeah, but we all know that I'm way too impatient for that. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Incorrect. I mean, you can add 'designer' if...

Incorrect. I mean, you can add 'designer' if you'd like, but 'drawstring' (pocketability) is more important.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Don't misunderestimate the cycling doosh factor. ...

Don't misunderestimate the cycling doosh factor.

....but if a cycling apparel company makes a cycling doosh drawstring bag.... :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

That would be my assumption, too. I looked online...

That would be my assumption, too. I looked online briefly and saw mostly special editions. I was amused to see that scalpers are trying to sell the EF/Palace musettes for $100 plus shipping....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,991
Posted By WhyFi

In fairness, I tend to run mine until cords show,...

In fairness, I tend to run mine until cords show, so YMMV. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

I saw them pop up in my search, but I didn't see...

I saw them pop up in my search, but I didn't see which locations had them in stock. Not that it's terribly realistic to get my hands on one through you in a reasonable amount of time, anyway. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 604
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not sure what they're doing with the non-S...

I'm not sure what they're doing with the non-S versions, I just recall that they said they'd only be doing the S in one flavor, for both tubes and tubeless. I haven't looked in to it, but along those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Also, bampilot06 needs to swing over to Conte's...

Also, bampilot06 needs to swing over to Conte's and pick up a Rapha musette for me - I need something that I can throw in a jersey pocket so that I can multi-task and carrying small stuff home when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Damn it - I left a few extra links on my chains...

Damn it - I left a few extra links on my chains this year because I was sure that I had a new-ish 11-28 cassette in my parts bin; I could use a few extra teeth for some hills on the ride this...
09-26-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By WhyFi

If you don't have them already, I'd recommend a...

If you don't have them already, I'd recommend a sealant syringe with a thin "needle" that can insert all of the way in to the tire via the valve stem. They're about 10 bucks on Amazon -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 604
Posted By WhyFi

Part of the cost differential may be Conti's...

Part of the cost differential may be Conti's decision consolidate the S line and have only one flagship model, as opposed to tubeless and non-tubeless versions. In general, though, tires built to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 25,991
Posted By WhyFi

Squaring off of the rear tire is normal. If that...

Squaring off of the rear tire is normal. If that were my tire, I'd estimate that I'd get... oh, maybe another 1k out of it, based on the wear dimples.

What kind of mileage were you getting out of...
09-24-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By WhyFi

This may sound shocking, but y'all don't seem to...

This may sound shocking, but y'all don't seem to know what the hell you're talking about. The data that he's looking for is primarily conveyed by a) +/- seconds (vs previous and/or PR) and maybe b)...
09-20-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By WhyFi

Is it really a tangent when people answer, "no,...

Is it really a tangent when people answer, "no, what you want a) for free/minimally invasive, to b) do X, Y and Z isn't available because c) people likely to develop something like this feel that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By WhyFi

During a race? No. He's talking about pre-riding...

During a race? No. He's talking about pre-riding a course and having the data to select the pressure that provides the best/desired balance for the course when it's go time.

The other device that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

Try them again when you're in the market. I had...

Try them again when you're in the market. I had some a decade ago when they were moderately wide, but after that, they went narrower, which is probably what you've tried. They've recently gone back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, you can mix sealants if they're both latex...

Yeah, you can mix sealants if they're both latex based (which is the most common), you're just not going to have the same amount of particulate per oz, which may or may not affect the effectiveness....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By WhyFi

The doodad that does that is a lot more expensive.

The doodad that does that is a lot more expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By WhyFi

There's the problem. Stan's is great for...

There's the problem.

Stan's is great for MTB but has seen mixed results, to put it kindly, at road pressures. My general recommendation would be to use a sealant that has particulate (often...
09-19-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By WhyFi

But, but, but - they've got a friend that could...

But, but, but - they've got a friend that could throw together something simple! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By WhyFi

That sounds like it could be more of a sealant...

That sounds like it could be more of a sealant issue than a tire issue. A 4-5mm puncture is borderline for a good sealant; if you're having issues with stuff smaller than that, and there's still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

:(

:(
09-19-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By WhyFi

In all seriousness, what you're asking for is a...

In all seriousness, what you're asking for is a half-assed way of going about a workout. What you describe is available via Live Segments on Strava, which requires a paid membership and a compatible...
09-19-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, is that all?

Oh, is that all?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By WhyFi

I'd say that it's worth asking about, but not a...

I'd say that it's worth asking about, but not a deal-breaker. Trek is usually pretty good about complete groupsets, but Praxis makes some good stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,817
Views: 85,339
Posted By WhyFi

That you need to take lots of nice, deep breaths...

That you need to take lots of nice, deep breaths for optimal oxygenation.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,640
Posted By WhyFi

I think that it's fairly common to have imbalance...

I think that it's fairly common to have imbalance at different outputs or fatigue levels, as well; for instance, someone with a 50/50 balance at tempo may be 42/58 at sprint outputs, etc, so even a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By WhyFi

I believe him. Lookkit the size of his melon - he...

I believe him. Lookkit the size of his melon - he must be smart!
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