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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Much like driving, people often overestimate...

Much like driving, people often overestimate their proficiency when it comes to the self-checkout. Nothing like waiting on someone with several vegetables to fumble through the key-in codes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Say that after you've used 'em. I scoffed at the...

Say that after you've used 'em. I scoffed at the idea a few years ago but, after all of one ride with cargo bibs, I would prefer to have them rather than not. They keep stuff readily available while...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

No - you wouldn't have to buy a bike/custom...

No - you wouldn't have to buy a bike/custom kit/wheels/OSPW/whatev, but you would have the option to buy one. And if you think that it wouldn't be lucrative, you don't know players and their love of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

It would be worth it monetarily to Zwift, I'm...

It would be worth it monetarily to Zwift, I'm sure, which is why I'm surprised that it hasn't happened in some capacity. Part of it might be the fact that they're trading on the names and products of...
11-29-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,750
Posted By WhyFi

Damn - that's right. I, too, have a RTL510, which...

Damn - that's right. I, too, have a RTL510, which is ANT+; the 515 added BT. Oh well, so much for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

It's a divisive topic with gamers (sometimes...

It's a divisive topic with gamers (sometimes referred to as "pay to win"), but many online games will allow you to buy, with real money, a better xyz to increase your damage, speed, accuracy, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

My parallel parking skills are still fairly sharp...

My parallel parking skills are still fairly sharp after being honed in NYC. In places like MN, where PP often isn't necessary, I find that a lot of prime street parking is passed up because people...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, you're looking at it the wrong way - imagine...

Nah, you're looking at it the wrong way - imagine how quickly you would have passed him if he didn't have it! I mean, we're talking picoseconds, here!
11-29-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,750
Posted By WhyFi

Let me know if it works! Getting a new trainer...

Let me know if it works! Getting a new trainer has really made me a wuss, so I haven't ridden outside in weeks. :o
11-29-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By WhyFi

The Varia has an automatic peloton mode, but to...

The Varia has an automatic peloton mode, but to my knowledge, it doesn't do what the OP wants - Peloton Mode just keeps the device from being triggered by/alerted to people pacing you, it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By WhyFi

The good ol'...

The good ol' throw-a-bunch-o-****-against-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks approach to fitting *and* gearing? Awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Do I need a patch for that? :innocent: ;)

Do I need a patch for that? :innocent:

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

They know that I want the metallic white Evade...

They know that I want the metallic white Evade with maroon trim, so they've obviously not going to put that on sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

This reminds me that I need to sew my previous...

This reminds me that I need to sew my previous Festive 500 patch on to my jacket before the VA trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

If you're a M, Navy and Red are available at $105...

If you're a M, Navy and Red are available at $105 - https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/mens-core-winter-jacket/product/CWK01XXNVY
11-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 16,391
Posted By WhyFi

I thought that most good bikes could climb most...

I thought that most good bikes could climb most hills just fine with a 39/27? Have you decided that your bike is no longer a good bike? Or is it still a good bike but not one of the majority of good...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

I was kvetching to my wife about this (whilst...

I was kvetching to my wife about this (whilst imagining it coming from the mouth of my anti-vaxxer SIL) just yesterday.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

The new trainer has really affected my HTFU.

The new trainer has really affected my HTFU.
11-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By WhyFi

I haven't watched it yet, but this just got...

I haven't watched it yet, but this just got posted to my YouTube feed -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7GKK3liv8M
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

My across-the-hall neighbor in Brooklyn also...

My across-the-hall neighbor in Brooklyn also liked to do a fair amount of cooking. He was of the belief that a kitchen should be as clean, or cleaner, after finishing cooking a meal. I'm pretty much...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By WhyFi

Out of the two, Domane - hands down. What...

Out of the two, Domane - hands down.

What do you mean by "packed gravel," though? If you, in MI, have similar gravel to the limestone that we have in MN, even the Domane might be overkill. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

You're just askin' for it, ain't ya?

You're just askin' for it, ain't ya?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Drives me nuts. Between NYC livin' and a...

Drives me nuts.

Between NYC livin' and a small house in MN, I'm accustomed to working in a small kitchen. For someone working alone, I think that a compact layout is beneficial, but you've gotta...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

I've got a 6lb pedal set that'll bring that puppy...

I've got a 6lb pedal set that'll bring that puppy right up to 18lbs.
11-26-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,901
Posted By WhyFi

Congratulations on finding the source of free...

Congratulations on finding the source of free energy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

I did a respectable job of not making myself feel...

I did a respectable job of not making myself feel disgustedly stuffed.



...though I haven't had a piece of that pecan pie, yet. :o
11-25-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I want the multiplier, I'm not breaking off...

Yeah, I want the multiplier, I'm not breaking off it I'm above 1.6x. Maybe after I fund some upgrades :D

When I rode with Coco yesterday, I averaged 2.1 w/kg - I mean, I wanted to take it easy,...
11-25-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 919
Posted By WhyFi

I recently got a smart trainer and it included a...

I recently got a smart trainer and it included a 1-month Zwift trial. I was on the fence about paying for the subscription, but then I found the bots and that put me over the edge - it's certainly...
11-25-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By WhyFi

Along these lines, some bikes are more stable...

Along these lines, some bikes are more stable than others - finding one that's not too twitchy would probably be helpful. When I do maintenance on my wife's Dutch-style bike, I'll take it for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

I obviously didn't think things through last...

I obviously didn't think things through last night - I finished off my bottle of Writer's Tears Irish Whiskey. That's a perfect cooking tipple for me and, with Thanksgiving-ish dinner preparations...
11-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,477
Posted By WhyFi

I would suggest that you learn the way most kids...

I would suggest that you learn the way most kids learn these days - work exclusively on balance first (I'd go so far as to remove the crankset and chain) and, when you've got that down, add pedaling...
11-25-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,901
Posted By WhyFi

No one is going to deny that feeling - you were...

No one is going to deny that feeling - you were getting a push. You seem to be under the impression that it was magically appearing out of nowhere, though - it's not. The push on your legs was energy...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

I got in a bit of my daily Zwifting, hoping to...

I got in a bit of my daily Zwifting, hoping to offset some of the consumption that'll be happening later. After finishing one course, I decided to TT another short course. It was a decent 8 minute...
11-25-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,901
Posted By WhyFi

He didn't forget.

He didn't forget.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Lol. A woodworking magazine pairs with various...

Lol. A woodworking magazine pairs with various tool manufacturers for a daily sign-up/drawings between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They sent out the link for the first sign-up today, but the person...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Little girl woke up vomiting, so I guess it it's...

Little girl woke up vomiting, so I guess it it's a good thing that we'd decided to stay home for Thanksgiving; it at least gave us the opportunity to get together the provisions for a (lower effort)...
11-25-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By WhyFi

Hmm. That's actually among the least expensive...

Hmm. That's actually among the least expensive full-zip jerseys that Velocio offers.

I'd be interested to hear some testimonials, too. Mesh, wicking jerseys are fairly common - I'm skeptical that...
11-25-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,901
Posted By WhyFi

And here I thought that coasting felt pretty...

And here I thought that coasting felt pretty effortless.

Having the rear wheel drive your pedals, as you soft-pedal along, may feel effortless, but it's just robbing energy already acting within...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Poidh.

Poidh.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Let's see your four week growth, Grizzly Adams.

Let's see your four week growth, Grizzly Adams.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Nope, nothing interesting. But, with the abrupt...

Nope, nothing interesting. But, with the abrupt change in plans, I did whip up a pecan pie. Yes, I think it's notable that I've become a person that whips up any kind of baked goods.

And yeah, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

It wouldn't be hard for me to count those...

It wouldn't be hard for me to count those calories. 0 + 0 = 0.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Yeeeeah, I don't know about that. Considering the...

Yeeeeah, I don't know about that. Considering the reflexes hard-wired in to us to avoid eye damage, getting used to it might be asking a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Well, it's better than a poke in th- Oh,...

Well, it's better than a poke in th-

Oh, never mind. :o

Best of luck on the procedures today!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By WhyFi

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

I think that a 12lb bike would give me a good +50...

I think that a 12lb bike would give me a good +50 placebo watts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I haven't had any issues and I'm not...

Yeah, I haven't had any issues and I'm not particularly fastidious when it comes to cleaning. I mean, realistically, that crap is on the roads through spring until the street cleaners come out in,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

Well, half of the reason, at least. The other...

Well, half of the reason, at least. The other half would be my love of donuts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 101,332
Posted By WhyFi

I know - that's why I ride. But I've done that...

I know - that's why I ride. But I've done that today and don't want to shower again.

Well, there's always booze. ;)
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