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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By WhyFi

Are the FFWD tubeless only? The Zipps are...

Are the FFWD tubeless only? The Zipps are hookless and require the use of tubeless tires. If you're okay with that, or were planning on it anyway, then I think that they're fantastic wheels. I've had...
10-05-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By WhyFi

The lead riders don't always have the benefit of...

The lead riders don't always have the benefit of seeing what's going on behind them. It's a safer bet to just call out, without worrying about offending someone that doesn't know wtf is going on,...
10-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By WhyFi

No, it absolutely, positively was not directed at...

No, it absolutely, positively was not directed at you - as mentioned, this is an exceedingly common practice. People cross over the line all of the time and groups, especially, tend to sprawl over...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

I saw this peach last week - ...

I saw this peach last week -

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

I guess that I haven't been on top of my bike...

I guess that I haven't been on top of my bike news today! :love:
10-04-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By WhyFi

Okay, Maverick. I'm not talking about sun on...

Okay, Maverick.

I'm not talking about sun on the horizon, directly behind you, just generally behind so that the sun's in their eyes; bright lights can help quite a bit in those situations.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, it's a black walnut. Think someone will...

Yeah, it's a black walnut. Think someone will trade a bucket and a half of nuts for some blingy bike crap?
10-04-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 778
Posted By WhyFi

He may have had trouble seeing you, particularly...

He may have had trouble seeing you, particularly if the sun was behind you; this time of year, the sun can get low pretty early and make for challenging lighting conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

My wife expressed some concern about the raised...

My wife expressed some concern about the raised garden bed - evidently, a little red squirrel thought that it was good place to hide some walnuts, and walnut fruits are toxic to a lot of plants. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

:(

:(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 26,324
Posted By WhyFi

PSA: Excel has two-packs of the new Vittoria...

PSA: Excel has two-packs of the new Vittoria N.EXT TLRs on sale for $108 (https://www.excelsports.com/vittoria-corsa-n-ext-tlr-g2-0-tubeless-road-tire-2-pack).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

I mean, *I* would have at least been...

I mean, *I* would have at least been graceful/cagey enough to go out for a grocery store ride to topple you... or at least label it as such :p
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

Ohhhhhhh! *You're* the person he was referencing...

Ohhhhhhh! *You're* the person he was referencing in the title of his ride! I saw the little ride and the title and was like, "hmmm, wonder what that's about?"

Petty :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

It would be most likely to do it on the largest...

It would be most likely to do it on the largest cog, since it's the furthest inward. Just put it in the front/rear combo that's giving you trouble and look at the alignment of the chain at the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

The derailleur and/or hanger could be bent...

The derailleur and/or hanger could be bent inwards - that's a part of what caused my thrown chain, I think. Pedaling forward, that alignment might not be problematic much of the time, but pedaling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

It takes somethin'... but I still sure as hell...

It takes somethin'... but I still sure as hell wouldn't wear the medal in public.



Personally, I wouldn't want a finisher's medal. I'd happily wear a finisher's t-shirt, but a medal would go...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, it's more than 20 minutes faster than has...

Yeah, it's more than 20 minutes faster than has even been run, IIRC. IOW, that sure as hell didn't happen today.



I think I overheard something in the 6 hour range.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, but someone's doing it... and they're seated...

Oh, but someone's doing it... and they're seated at the table next to me.

I should also point out that said individual proudly proclaimed that a) the first place finisher got the same medal and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

Wearing a finisher's medal out in public the...

Wearing a finisher's medal out in public the entire day of the marathon - cool or corny?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, and unless someone puts up some elevation...

Oh, and unless someone puts up some elevation today, it looks like this flatlander will be taking the coveted (well, only by datlas :p) elevation crown for the week.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

Yesterday was the group's annual ride in the...

Yesterday was the group's annual ride in the Wisconsin hills north of Lake Pepin (of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House in the Big Woods fame).

It was a great day, despite some quirks and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
Posted By WhyFi

I rarely run in to dogs with bad intentions, but...

I rarely run in to dogs with bad intentions, but just a squirt with my water bottle has made them think twice and turn back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By WhyFi

Just to clarify, 'Gavia' is a range of tires, not...

Just to clarify, 'Gavia' is a range of tires, not a single tire model. I had some of the top tier Gavia - somewhere around $80-100 each - and they were great tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By WhyFi

I mean, it's obviously not going to happen with a...

I mean, it's obviously not going to happen with a clincher, since the tube is holding the air, but I wouldn't say that it's common for tubeless. I've been trying various high-end tubeless tires for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,557
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: 13
Views: 353
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 122
Views: 2,355
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 60
Views: 1,557
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: 60
Views: 1,557
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 60
Views: 1,557
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: 60
Views: 1,557
Posted By WhyFi

Shoddily removed decals.

Shoddily removed decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 60
Views: 1,557
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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: 7,155
Views: 90,064
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....
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