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Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By GhostRider62

I had one of them computers back in the day, it...

I had one of them computers back in the day, it ran on MS-DOS.

You should hang out in Classic and Vintage.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,231
Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure what you are saying. Do you? I...

I am not sure what you are saying. Do you?

I was stating the power and speed relationship to overcome the resistance of air. It is cubic.

Drag is the force to overcome air resistance and it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,231
Posted By GhostRider62

P ∝ v3 It is cubic. It is not squared,...

P ∝ v3

It is cubic. It is not squared, exponential or quadratic.

Double the speed from 20 mph to 40 mph requires 8 times the power to overcome the resistance of air.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,231
Posted By GhostRider62

Once you get close to top speed down a hill, it...

Once you get close to top speed down a hill, it is better to tuck as best you can and recycle the mess in your legs from the climb.

The way I look at it is the climb doesn't end until that point....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By GhostRider62

I would be curious to see if Hambini weighed in...

I would be curious to see if Hambini weighed in but not in the mood to listen to a 30-40 minute youtube of his at the moment.
05-26-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a variety of carbon rim wheels, some with...

I have a variety of carbon rim wheels, some with special surfaces that certainly help a lot in rain when used with certain pads. When I am descending something 7-8%, I keep the rims warm by pulsing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 419
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes. Your options since you think you have a...

Yes.

Your options since you think you have a good fit

1. Stretch and strengthen
2. Lower saddle height
3. Decrease bar reach and increase bar height (reduce drop)
4. Ride more
5. Rule 5
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By GhostRider62

The 1 watt advantage was at 250 watts for a...

The 1 watt advantage was at 250 watts for a crappy bushing pulley. Less than 0.1 watts against steel bearing pulleys like Hawk. Around 0.3 watts against most pulleys like Dura Ace or Sram. ...
05-25-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By GhostRider62

Rich people with lots of horses keep them unpaved...

Rich people with lots of horses keep them unpaved for a reason. It is a lovely area to ride and play golf.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By GhostRider62

Dunno. What you write makes zero sense. Sorry....

Dunno. What you write makes zero sense. Sorry. I also think you do not understand what I am saying because I did not write 93r/89f or 75r/72f. I do not see with my riding any braking or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By GhostRider62

You have not seen what? Silca gives you a choice...

You have not seen what? Silca gives you a choice of 50/50 for Road and 52/48 for TT and 53/47 for Mtb. I have been using Berto's 15% drop rule for almost 40 years. It works pretty well for normal...
05-25-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By GhostRider62

Grammar isn't my thing. In all...

Grammar isn't my thing.

In all seriousness, Larry is right. When was the last time you saw top racers with a mirror and all kinds of crap hanging off the bike. They'd rather die
05-25-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By GhostRider62

I know the team. Seen them over the years at...

I know the team. Seen them over the years at races. Not real hard to know the top racers in Region
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,077
Posted By GhostRider62

The big problem with most of these onlie...

The big problem with most of these onlie calculators is the assumption of nearly 50/50 F/R balance. Anyone who has measured with scales knows this is bogus even for shorter riders who tend to have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 419
Posted By GhostRider62

Could be pedal technique. Push hard and do not...

Could be pedal technique. Push hard and do not pull up at all consciously. Pulling up puts a lot of stress on the relatively weak and easily fatigued Psoas muscles and you feel it in the lower...
05-25-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By GhostRider62

I have two tailights, a front light, and bell....

I have two tailights, a front light, and bell. Two mirrors

I pass the Cat 1 boys all the time on flat roads. They **** their kit when I dink my bell and chat them casually as they drool over their...
05-24-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,491
Posted By GhostRider62

It's the Prius drivers in my area. And the...

It's the Prius drivers in my area. And the Tesla drivers. BMW drivers aren't much better and don't get me started on the chick texting doing 50 in the 30 zone in her flashy white Mercedes. The...
05-23-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By GhostRider62

Nice report. Sounds like a nice ride. And, 4...

Nice report. Sounds like a nice ride. And, 4 person RAAM ain't nothin to sniff at and that jersey certainly means a LOT
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By GhostRider62

The LEDs are driven by 7.6 volts minimum nominal....

The LEDs are driven by 7.6 volts minimum nominal. One could use 3S instead of 2S. I drive them with 2S. Each Panasonic 18650 delivers about 13 watts in an hour whereas one of my 21700 cells...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

No. I am not lying. I spent a lot of time on...

No. I am not lying. I spent a lot of time on their site. And I stand by my opinion. Canyon's website is a confusing mess. The fact they do not directly tell you the stem diameter is 1 1/4? Less than...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

Cervelo is not direct to consumer. That is the...

Cervelo is not direct to consumer. That is the difference.

I was out on a 5 hour ride and did not have time to read your responses. I stand by my opinion. The Dura Ace equipped Canyon does...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 538
Posted By GhostRider62

Sell. Maybe 0.1 watt advantage over the SRAM Red...

Sell. Maybe 0.1 watt advantage over the SRAM Red AXS stock pulley or maybe none.

Use the money for the best tires. 3-10 watts advantage over run of the mill tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

I very seriously considered buying the Endurace...

I very seriously considered buying the Endurace but too many unknowns.

I'd probably be ok on a Trek Domane or Emonda but they are sold out. Looking at the Cervelo Catelona 5. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

I learned something that may help someone. ...

I learned something that may help someone. Canyon seems to use a nonstandard stem diameter. This means you cannot easily change stems for fitting or for other reasons. This critical dimension...
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By GhostRider62

My mistake on PBP 2019 was staying in the Mercure...

My mistake on PBP 2019 was staying in the Mercure overlooking the drunks in the courtyard, I could not sleep with all the noise into the night days leading into the start. But my biggest mistake was...
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By GhostRider62

I agree or at least now as an old fart. I...

I agree or at least now as an old fart. I really can't motivate myself anymore to do a 200k in training solo.


Also, this pretty well known endurance coach told me that "all you randonneurs are...
05-23-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,786
Posted By GhostRider62

In the cold, windy winter months, start your ride...

In the cold, windy winter months, start your ride into the wind and bring it home downwind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

Just my opinion, not a straightforward website...

Just my opinion, not a straightforward website especially when compared to competitors.

The bike I am interested in shows a Dura Ace 9200 crankset in the pictures but the Component pulldown lists...
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By GhostRider62

You can sort the finish results by the 80H, 84H,...

You can sort the finish results by the 80H, 84H, and 90H groups. In 2018, the 90H group had a 63% finish, 84 had 70%,and 80H was 83% finish. Overall, the DNF was 32%. Unless one was snappy...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By GhostRider62

Run times are very short on the cygolight fronts...

Run times are very short on the cygolight fronts and the battery is integrated.


I find that 0.5 amps driving a modern LED is perfect for most riding but downhill, I want to be able to drive it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

Trek shows 38 mm on the first page. If...

Trek shows 38 mm on the first page.

If someone is buying an endurance bike, they want to know what tires it can take. It is critical. For the same bike to have 30mm or 32mm listed as max tells...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

Show me the crank length and rings for the dura...

Show me the crank length and rings for the dura ace model. Show me the handlebar width. Just three pieces of important data on a $10k bike. I don't see it. I know how to click on the all...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

In contrast, look at trek. They lay out the...

In contrast, look at trek. They lay out the model differences very clearly right up front

On the specific models, they tell you exactly what stem, rings, crank that you are getting.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

I'm looking at the dura ace one No crank...

I'm looking at the dura ace one

No crank length, chain rings, stem length....
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

Maybe in England. Not ALL of that...

Maybe in England.

Not ALL of that information is listed. It varies by model. I have yet to see handlebar width or crankarm length for instance.

The descriptions of the frame by model vary...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 637
Posted By GhostRider62

I am a side sleeper and in the past used an old...

I am a side sleeper and in the past used an old therma rest on top on half length closed cell pad and always inside a tent. I have hundreds of nights on that setup. Now, I use a Neo Air in large...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

chainrings crank length bar reach bar drop ...

chainrings
crank length
bar reach
bar drop
bar width
stem length
seatpost offset

I could think of others but those come quickly to mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

It is just a sequential number. Don't attach...

It is just a sequential number. Don't attach some mental gymnastics around it. CF = carbon fiber. SL = lighter carbon. If you see aero, it has the Swiss 1400 or 1100 aero wheels. Electronic...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 191
Posted By GhostRider62

SNL Commies are not funny. Period

SNL Commies are not funny. Period
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 570
Posted By GhostRider62

I have been considering the Endurace recently and...

I have been considering the Endurace recently and I agree about the difficulty deciphering what one is potentially buying. They leave a lot of very important information out.

From what I...
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By GhostRider62

Congratulations. Almost 60 pounds is a lot, my...

Congratulations. Almost 60 pounds is a lot, my recumbent was almost 50 pounds total on PBP with food, water, lights, and all the extra clothing and I really noticed it on the hills. GL on your...
05-22-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,095
Posted By GhostRider62

Many, many times. Somewhere between Pueblo...

Many, many times.

Somewhere between Pueblo and Newton, Kansas I was a hurting pup in need of water. I remember a UPS driver stopping to tell me to get off the road because the heat index was 161...
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By GhostRider62

I think the idea of a 400K is to finish and sleep...

I think the idea of a 400K is to finish and sleep before the second sunrise. Anyone who starts at 4am should be in bed sleeping well before a second sunset if they want to comfortably do a 1200K. ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By GhostRider62

The lens looks different than earlier Fenix bike...

The lens looks different than earlier Fenix bike lights. I am not talking of the reflector, but the clear plastic or glass part. The earlier ones had lines on the top of the lens. I compared by...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By GhostRider62

I received the new Fenix BC26R and am rather...

I received the new Fenix BC26R and am rather disappointed. The light construction is first rate as is the clamp.

There are two issues. First, Fenix seems to have gotten rid of the lens design...
05-20-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,116
Posted By GhostRider62

1. FD 2. RD 3. Left Shifter 4. Right...

1. FD
2. RD
3. Left Shifter
4. Right Shifter
5. Garmin 1030
6. Garmin Varia
7. Turboflash light
8. HRM
9. Front light
10. iPhone
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By GhostRider62

A helmet light might be needed now that RUSA is...

A helmet light might be needed now that RUSA is littering the routes with gravel paths. Going down a rocky trail with branches all over the place at midnight is not only not fun, but a real danger. ...
05-20-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,106
Posted By GhostRider62

Something I learned over the past year during...

Something I learned over the past year during which I had a bad sprain and then got all busted up in a crash. We older people are prone to losing muscle units and it is generally permanent. What I...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By GhostRider62

But everyone else is behind me. And seeing...

But everyone else is behind me.

And seeing many randonneurs hit curbs or ride off the road on corners, now I understand why. The Fenix's lens does an acceptable job by my reckoning keeping the...
05-19-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,795
Posted By GhostRider62

Ok, so, I am no longer guilty of misinformation. ...

Ok, so, I am no longer guilty of misinformation.

Fedex fee for such a transaction is nominal, probably less than 5 bucks. So yes, you are assuming a lot. When you accuse someone of...
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