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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

I just can’t put a bike away too dirty. Mine get...

I just can’t put a bike away too dirty. Mine get hosed off with a gentle, low-volume spray on sweaty or muddy days. However, I just changed the cassette on the R3 and thought I was going to have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

That's a very important point. As Dunning and...

That's a very important point. As Dunning and Kruger demonstrated, you have to know a lot to know how little you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

I worry about anyone who isn't uneasy about not...

I worry about anyone who isn't uneasy about not knowing how the **** they rely on works. For me, knowing how to fix stuff is a huge ego thing, as it was for many of the boys I grew up with. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Personality and developmental disorders, i.e.,...

Personality and developmental disorders, i.e., the disruptive, difficult, and destructive people who often don't know it or don't care.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Big fun, actually, but thanks.

Big fun, actually, but thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

So true. When I was a movement disorder fellow,...

So true. When I was a movement disorder fellow, we saw a regular stream of functional disorders. We just told them what we thought they had and sometimes they were pretty unhappy. Better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Regulation-compliant email systems and a general...

Regulation-compliant email systems and a general move toward transparency. It's a very good thing, in my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

The 1980s called and wants its dumbass,...

The 1980s called and wants its dumbass, inappropriate, paternalistic, medical charting habits back. One wonders if he (and I'm willing to be its a "he") calls anyone "unpleasant" in their chart. I'd...
09-16-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 993
Posted By MoAlpha

Comfort, ride, and gas mileage, even power, all...

Comfort, ride, and gas mileage, even power, all compared pretty well to the mid-90s Volvo 850 non-turbo wagon I had before mine. God, was that thing a dog!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

This is true. The worst are scalp wounds from...

This is true. The worst are scalp wounds from things like chairs.

When I was an intern rotating through the ER, the best thing that could happen was picking up the chart for a nice, clean, BIG,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Why would you want to afflict yourself with...

Why would you want to afflict yourself with anything worse at your advanced age and at that price? The damn things will outlast you too!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

****.

****.
09-13-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,997
Posted By MoAlpha

On the bike with 405mm chain stays, I try to...

On the bike with 405mm chain stays, I try to avoid it. On the one with 430s, not as big an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,471
Posted By MoAlpha

I actually find that a rewarding feature of Zwift...

I actually find that a rewarding feature of Zwift too. The game seems to be designed to facilitate it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,471
Posted By MoAlpha

Nah, man. I started swinging my tiny pudenda...

Nah, man. I started swinging my tiny pudenda there in the 1970s. ...or earlier if you want to count Sunday morning rides with dear old dad.

Zwift needs a delta variant cooties feature to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

It's hard, especially in a low-carb,...

It's hard, especially in a low-carb, health-conscious, household. I have to consciously remind myself to eat several times a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Last night I went to my first social thing with...

Last night I went to my first social thing with the informal club I've been riding with for two years, a BBQ in someone's yard in honor of a departing member. Two things impressed me. One was how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,471
Posted By MoAlpha

I've ridden in places, for instance Central Park,...

I've ridden in places, for instance Central Park, which are sometimes like one continuous, madly competitive, group ride. There, I suppose, anything goes. However, out here in the genteel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,471
Posted By MoAlpha

In my opinion, jumping on a solo rider's wheel...

In my opinion, jumping on a solo rider's wheel without permission is an obnoxious imposition. That person, if they aren't a sociopath, now has to consider your safety. Where I ride, with bad pavement...
09-13-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 993
Posted By MoAlpha

Great vehicle for cyclists, although I actually...

Great vehicle for cyclists, although I actually bought mine to transport sails and other gear for a 40' boat. To transport two bikes, I use a 2 x 6 with front fork hardware and it couldn't be easier...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Got two punish passes, but no honks. One was my...

Got two punish passes, but no honks. One was my fault for leaving room.

A young guy in a hot Eurosportsedan did intentionally leave me room to cut in from the shoulder and sprint across a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

worst weekend of the year.

worst weekend of the year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, I realize that could be something different...

Yeah, I realize that could be something different in Minnesota.

BTW the Z (Zulu) flag means “I need a tug.” Could come in handy some day.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

No interest from LSS either. She does look at...

No interest from LSS either. She does look at Nordic Tugs with a certain interest, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

There were about 12 of us old crumbs and we were...

There were about 12 of us old crumbs and we were winding up for a big customary sprint.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Butcher’s bill: four broken ribs and a...

Butcher’s bill: four broken ribs and a pneumothorax. Bike was fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Was right behind an ugly crash today. We were...

Was right behind an ugly crash today. We were going about 35 mph with a trash truck blocking the opposite lane. A driver behind the truck pulled pulled out across the double yellow, people hit the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

That pier is phenomenally long! We pass it often...

That pier is phenomenally long! We pass it often because Solomons is a necessary stopover on the way back to Annapolis from the Potomac and points south and we like to anchor in Mill Cr. just up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Ugh. We have a wedding in Austin in November and...

Ugh. We have a wedding in Austin in November and I'm already getting the creeps.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Consider a used pair of HED Ardennes+ GPs (or...

Consider a used pair of HED Ardennes+ GPs (or whatever the bottom of the line was). They were OEM on some fancy bikes, so there are lightly used sets around. They are a solid upgrade from the DT...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Used it as a base for cycling around Calvert and...

Used it as a base for cycling around Calvert and St. Mary's counties with LSS and a baby one long weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Rust in a scratch is no big deal, but you might...

Rust in a scratch is no big deal, but you might want to do what you can to inspect the inside of the frame, e.g., the BB for more serious problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

...with lots and lots of garlic and roasted...

...with lots and lots of garlic and roasted potatoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

You pick a time interval, I think.

You pick a time interval, I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

30 Sep for us. No testing option. Sorry about...

30 Sep for us. No testing option. Sorry about the RNs!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

...or one-piece, the ultimate brute force...

...or one-piece, the ultimate brute force solution?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

This guy is very strong and was taking it easy or...

This guy is very strong and was taking it easy or I wouldn’t have suffered for long.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Rode several miles this morning on the wheel of a...

Rode several miles this morning on the wheel of a very strong rider who had his phone in his jersey pocket, playing pop hits of the 80s and 90s. Horrible.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Mmmmm….depends.

Mmmmm….depends.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

God help me, I like that podcast and have learned...

God help me, I like that podcast and have learned an extraordinary amount from it. I am also a big Ken White fan. At this rate, I might go to my grave as a moderate conservative. :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By MoAlpha

I have cut back from moderate, regular, drinking...

I have cut back from moderate, regular, drinking to the occasional drink because I’m 65 years old with five decades of endurance sports on my leathery old heart and I don’t want to go into a-fib and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,465
Posted By MoAlpha

I think the lesson here is that the human...

I think the lesson here is that the human neuromuscular system is so adaptable that anything with the right approximate dimensions and mechanical properties is going to feel pretty good after a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, at least I can say I always rode with...

Yeah, at least I can say I always rode with people who were faster than I was, and still do.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, my kid said the group rides were...

Yeah, my kid said the group rides were competitive enough and she'd gotten racing out of her system (and presumably proved whatever she had to prove) in her years of college track. She's plenty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,465
Posted By MoAlpha

I bought most of my bikes, including a custom...

I bought most of my bikes, including a custom frame, unridden. I would have to live with a bike for 200 mi, switch to another bike for a few days, and come back for another ride to really know if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

One of my post-bacc research assistants has been...

One of my post-bacc research assistants has been doing a few commutes and fairly regular weekend rides, but nothing that looks like training. Her Strava feed is now showing 50 mi/3500' vertical group...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

Rode the commuting bike for 30 mi over some of my...

Rode the commuting bike for 30 mi over some of my workout roads today, with a backpack and all. It has a compact front and a 11-28. I really liked the way the 28 felt on the steepest section. I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

God, I would love that, especially the mellow...

God, I would love that, especially the mellow pace, but the boot in the nuts from LSS might temper the enjoyment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9,364
Views: 122,864
Posted By MoAlpha

When we were planning to stay overnight I...

When we were planning to stay overnight I considered it.

...out loud and in earshot of LSS, stupidly.
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