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09-24-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 841
Posted By caloso

That's my goal, to learn how to wheelie. I think...

That's my goal, to learn how to wheelie. I think I can do it on my MTB, I just can't control it for more than a few pedal strokes.
09-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 841
Posted By caloso

Good job. I agree it's a useful skill and a good...

Good job. I agree it's a useful skill and a good exercise in centering and balancing. I did a beginners' day at the velodrome a few years ago and one of the things they had us do was to practice...
09-23-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By caloso

Maybe. Saddle comfort is incredibly specific...

Maybe. Saddle comfort is incredibly specific from person to person, so you might find one that works for you at that price, but maybe not. It's impossible to say
09-23-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 721
Posted By caloso

Shrug. I just throw mine in the dishwasher. If...

Shrug. I just throw mine in the dishwasher. If it's looking particularly gross, I may add a splash of bleach and let that sit before putting it in.
09-22-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By caloso

I did exactly this for my CX bike. I don't even...

I did exactly this for my CX bike. I don't even take it off for gravel rides. Works excellently.
09-21-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By caloso

Stuff that has life in it goes in a bin for a...

Stuff that has life in it goes in a bin for a future project. I built up a CX bike and TT with mostly spare parts from road bikes that had been upgraded. Stuff I can't use goes to the Bike Kitchen.
09-21-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,476
Posted By caloso

The tubeless version of a given tire is usually...

The tubeless version of a given tire is usually more expensive, but not extremely so. Itís not like theyíre twice as much. They are a bit more involved setting up initially, but once installed there...
09-20-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By caloso

I have a 105 left side powermeter crank and it...

I have a 105 left side powermeter crank and it works perfectly with my first gen DA 7800 crankset, which works perfectly with 9 and 10 speed. I wouldn't even bother changing the chainrings.
09-20-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By caloso

If it only has a tiny hole that's noticeable with...

If it only has a tiny hole that's noticeable with soapy water, then I'd just add some fresh sealant and call it fixed. Hopefully you have removeable valve cores. If so:

1) buy a small bottle of...
09-20-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,039,542
Posted By caloso

Skipped the group ride on Saturday, but went out...

Skipped the group ride on Saturday, but went out early to do 1' repeats. Found that the county had just finished paving a section of South River Road, but hadn't painted it yet so it was closed to...
09-19-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 480
Posted By caloso

45-50F, I am typically wearing knee warmers, arm...

45-50F, I am typically wearing knee warmers, arm warmers, and a wind vest. They all fit in jersey pockets.
09-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By caloso

I just save my ride on my Garmin and it uploads...

I just save my ride on my Garmin and it uploads the ride to Strava, power included. Are you just running Strava on your phone without a computer? I don’t think it reads power by itself.
09-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,824
Posted By caloso

I disabled live segments too. I would be doing an...

I disabled live segments too. I would be doing an interval set and trying to concentrate on it, when it would pop up telling me I’m on a segment that I created. Really annoying.
09-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,182
Posted By caloso

I'd just put those in jersey pockets. All that...

I'd just put those in jersey pockets. All that will fit, plus phone, food, arm warmers, etc.
Forum: Introductions
09-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By caloso

Welcome from Sacramento!

Welcome from Sacramento!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,416
Posted By caloso

I would say an overt invitation is the rider...

I would say an overt invitation is the rider tapping their hip. Even more overt is to say out loud "hop on."
09-15-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,346
Posted By caloso

The question is: which end do you peel from?

The question is: which end do you peel from?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,416
Posted By caloso

Sitting 3 bike lengths back would be even weirder...

Sitting 3 bike lengths back would be even weirder and more annoying because it’s too far back to get a decent draft.
09-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By caloso

This is awesome. Keep going!

This is awesome. Keep going!
09-14-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,591
Posted By caloso

It depends on the tire and tube (or lack of one)....

It depends on the tire and tube (or lack of one). My nice race wheels with latex tubes need topping off every time I ride. My tubeless CX/gravel set every other time. My training/commuting wheels...
09-14-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,526
Views: 414,593
Posted By caloso

How are the Green Muds on grass and dry hard...

How are the Green Muds on grass and dry hard pack? I have a set, but since we're in a drought, I was wondering if it was worth mounting them up.
09-13-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,067
Posted By caloso

For me, the harder the effort, the longer my...

For me, the harder the effort, the longer my warmup needs to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By caloso

Old tire user here too. I just wear them down to...

Old tire user here too. I just wear them down to the cords.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,416
Posted By caloso

"Hi, mind if I sit on?" If the answer is no,...

"Hi, mind if I sit on?"

If the answer is no, then either pass them or sit up and allow a gap to form. If the answer is yes, then offer to rotate and share the work. But don't just sit back there...
09-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By caloso

What shelbyfv said.

What shelbyfv said.
09-13-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,393
Posted By caloso

African or European?

African or European?
09-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,824
Posted By caloso

Nice! I'm now even more impressed. And, apropos...

Nice! I'm now even more impressed. And, apropos of the OP's original question, I'm now motivated to ride it myself.
09-13-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,824
Posted By caloso

I’m impressed how much bike traffic there is on...

I’m impressed how much bike traffic there is on the Richmond Bridge.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By caloso

I like the idea of a dedicated trainer wheel, but...

I like the idea of a dedicated trainer wheel, but as others have said, 10 and 11-speed cassettes have different cog spacing. Some 10-speed wheels can be upgraded to 11 with a freehub body swap. ...
09-10-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By caloso

One advantage of being a rim-brake holdout is...

One advantage of being a rim-brake holdout is that I've picked up a bunch of nice wheels for a song. It's just so nice and convenient to throw on a different set of wheels in literally less than a...
Forum: Introductions
09-10-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By caloso

Welcome! We were in SB earlier this summer for a...

Welcome! We were in SB earlier this summer for a wedding. Looks like lots of great riding there. We didn't bring our bikes, but did a cruiser ride down on the beach path, and we ran the stairs at...
09-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,824
Posted By caloso

I've taken to doing interval work on the ring...

I've taken to doing interval work on the ring road around the local 9-hole muni golf course. Looks like I'm far and away the Local Legend on that loop: 169 efforts in the last 90 days. Funny thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By caloso

Wait. So you had a 34t cassette and then you...

Wait. So you had a 34t cassette and then you took it off because you weren't riding up big hills, but now you are riding up big hills and wondering if you need lower gearing? Why not put the 34t...
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By caloso

Awesome bike. A couple of things to consider. ...

Awesome bike. A couple of things to consider. Tubular cross tires may not be the best bet for commuting, but they're still the choice for a lot of CXers, and you might be able to sell them. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By caloso

It's a ducted fan that I use to dry out my...

It's a ducted fan that I use to dry out my basement floor when it seeps in the winter. (We've been in a drought so haven't had to use it for that purpose in a while). It really blasts the air in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By caloso

Same. I have big pedestal fan and an air mover...

Same. I have big pedestal fan and an air mover that I put just in front of my front wheel, angled up to blast my chest.
09-07-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,998
Posted By caloso

I agree. Do not wear 25 year old shorts.

I agree. Do not wear 25 year old shorts.
09-07-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,039,542
Posted By caloso

Yeah, I'm still not clear on how the progressions...

Yeah, I'm still not clear on how the progressions are suppose to work. I really expected my anaerobic to go up since I hit all the targets and marked it as "moderate." It wasn't easy--I don't think...
09-07-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,039,542
Posted By caloso

A series of anaerobic intervals this morning....

A series of anaerobic intervals this morning. They get shorter and harder with decreasing rests. Is it weird that I love these kinds of workouts? I dread threshold work, but I always look forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,819
Posted By caloso

A 46-36 crankset might be right for you. This is...

A 46-36 crankset might be right for you. This is a fairly standard CX set up for those of us who still have doubles.
09-06-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By caloso

This sounds right to me.

This sounds right to me.
09-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,998
Posted By caloso

To actually answer the OPís question, the...

To actually answer the OPís question, the benefits include proper cut to fit without bunching or sagging while you are in the riding position ( as opposed to sitting up straight), a lack of seams in...
09-05-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,998
Posted By caloso

Just to even things out, I wear a cycling jersey...

Just to even things out, I wear a cycling jersey and bibs when I play rugby.
09-04-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,998
Posted By caloso

The more comfortable I am, the more I enjoy the...

The more comfortable I am, the more I enjoy the ride, and I am most comfortable in good quality, well fitted jersey and bibs. I’m a big believer in paying whatever is necessary for contact points, so...
09-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,039,542
Posted By caloso

Local boy Neilson Powless showed up on the River...

Local boy Neilson Powless showed up on the River Ride this morning. He just casually rode off the front and let us chase on the way out to the first sprint but sat up with about a mile to make...
09-03-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Posted By caloso

I get two new kits each season, so I've...

I get two new kits each season, so I've accumulated plenty of clothes. For the most part I hang on to them for riding on the trainer, under tights, whatever.
09-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16,603
Views: 1,039,542
Posted By caloso

Was able to get out of the office on time for...

Was able to get out of the office on time for once so I was able to do 90-ish minutes at endurance on the "commute" home last night, which meant a 25 mile detour. Home in time for dinner.
09-02-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By caloso

Stay out of the wind as much as possible.

Stay out of the wind as much as possible.
09-02-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,916
Posted By caloso

If they donít enjoy it, why do you think people...

If they donít enjoy it, why do you think people go on group rides?
09-01-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,916
Posted By caloso

There are plenty of groups that are not “out for...

There are plenty of groups that are not “out for blood.”
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