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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe in your neck of the woods. I never saw...

Maybe in your neck of the woods. I never saw GP4000s priced that way in a retail shop. Only in the online gray-market sites like PBK and Wiggle. Those sites have GP5000s for similar. For example, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By MinnMan

My Parktool works fine for me. I can't say...

My Parktool works fine for me. I can't say anything about your bike-specific issues, though.

Parktool has a ton of different models

https://www.parktool.com/category/repair-stands
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,213
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. We all learned that the hard way. For...

Yup. We all learned that the hard way.

For those of us with thinning hair, sun protection for the scalp under the helmet is important. Hence skulllcaps, which are also quite cooling.
07-26-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 683
Posted By MinnMan

Uh, he was riding for Pogacar and Roglic? He's...

Uh, he was riding for Pogacar and Roglic? He's not that well-known and nobody, including him, likely thought that he had much of a chance for a medal. If his effort had brought gold to Slovenia,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 418
Posted By MinnMan

Agree about Zwift. As to the rocker plate, this...

Agree about Zwift. As to the rocker plate, this is a very interesting suggestion for those of us who are already deeply in to using our trainers. I'm not a DIY kind of guy, but it's something to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By MinnMan

"fainted"? As indicated by the marks on the...

"fainted"?

As indicated by the marks on the helmet, you hit your head. Possibly hard.
07-25-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 683
Posted By MinnMan

She's my new hero I may put that in my...

She's my new hero



I may put that in my signature file.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/anna-kiesenhofer-the-anti-authoritarian-mastermind-of-her-own-olympic-glory/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By MinnMan

It's airline dependent, I'm sure, but one...

It's airline dependent, I'm sure, but one consideration is flying on small planes (i.e., regional jets such as Bombardier CRJ series). Usually, these have capacity for just a few bikes in the luggage...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 418
Posted By MinnMan

there's no comparison, you'll see Edit: ...

there's no comparison, you'll see

Edit: Actually, what you're realize is that outdoors it EVAPORATES in the wind and that this is a huge cooling effect. That's why you need the fan indoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 418
Posted By MinnMan

An open window isn't really practical in the...

An open window isn't really practical in the Minnesota winter. My trainer is in my basement, where if I keep the heat on low, I can keep the temp to about 57°F. That's about ideal, I find. When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 418
Posted By MinnMan

Truth. The sweat wrecked the shifters on one...

Truth.

The sweat wrecked the shifters on one bike before I learned to put a thick towel over the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 418
Posted By MinnMan

I felt the same way for a long time, even with...

I felt the same way for a long time, even with considerable time on Zwift. Then, eventually, I found my Zwift groove and came to enjoy it much more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By MinnMan

The 4000s were never particularly cheap. And...

The 4000s were never particularly cheap. And $50/each is/was a good price for either if you're buying at your LBS. of course, that's why many of us look for sales on PBK.
07-25-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 683
Posted By MinnMan

Wow, the women's race really highlights the role...

Wow, the women's race really highlights the role of the race radio. The Dutch women thought that the break had been caught, and Van Vleuten celebrated gold as she crossed the line in second place.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 418
Posted By MinnMan

Yes to a trainer. As above, riding outside...

Yes to a trainer.

As above, riding outside in the winter IS an option in the midwest. If you have the right gear, some of the most glorious rides you'll ever take can be on a crisp snowy winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By MinnMan

I would ride it home and then throw it in the...

I would ride it home and then throw it in the trash.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By MinnMan

Good for you for bucking the pandemic trend. My...

Good for you for bucking the pandemic trend. My wife commented today that she saw a friend in person for the first time since the pandemic and that the friend had gained so much weight, her face had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,438
Posted By MinnMan

That's my problem also - In Zwift terms, I'm...

That's my problem also - In Zwift terms, I'm usually at the low end of B. If I race in C, I'm "sandbagging". Pluse there are a lot of other similar sandbaggers, so I don't even necessarily do that...
07-24-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, McNullty put on a great performance on a...

Yeah, McNullty put on a great performance on a course that I wouldn't have thought was to his advantage. More good things, to come, it seems.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,438
Posted By MinnMan

Zwift races are hellla tough, as has already been...

Zwift races are hellla tough, as has already been said. They are full gas all the way an then ending with a tough sprint.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By MinnMan

Shimano really does seem to be the week link in...

Shimano really does seem to be the week link in the global supply chain

https://www.archyde.com/faced-with-the-bicycle-shortage-a-bottleneck-named-shimano/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By MinnMan

Not a ton. Click on those links and many say...

Not a ton. Click on those links and many say either "available soon" or "only x left", with x as a small number.
07-23-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 683
Posted By MinnMan

For the men, it's gotta be somebody who can...

For the men, it's gotta be somebody who can climb. There's a nasty 6.5 km, 10% climb and then a descent to the finish. So Pogacar, Roglic or WvA, I'd guess. Remco is wholly unproven this year, as far...
07-23-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, I've posted about this before. Growing up...

Yeah, I've posted about this before. Growing up in Ecuador surely gives Carapaz an edge, even compared to the Colombians. AFAIK, there aren't any Bolivian prospects on the world tour. And though...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By MinnMan

Was just in the LBS and asked for an 11 speed...

Was just in the LBS and asked for an 11 speed chain. They had one KMC chain left, which I grabbed, and other than that, they only had the $145 CeramicSpeeds. Said that Shimano isn't making any more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,438
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, but just to be clear, I wasn't talking about...

Yes, but just to be clear, I wasn't talking about power on an extended downhill. I am concentrating on applying power over the crest, getting back up to speed as quickly as possible. After that...
07-23-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By MinnMan

Lawson Craddock was an obvious omission on my...

Lawson Craddock was an obvious omission on my part, but I didn't know that Sean Bennett was American. So good catches, both.

And yeah, there are lots of Americans on the continental tours,...
07-23-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By MinnMan

Americans in the pro peloton

This is a thread for updates and discussion about American pro riders

Brandon McNulty gets a fair amount of attention here, being the subject of his own long-standing thread. His strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,438
Posted By MinnMan

Coming from you, I'll take that as a win. As to...

Coming from you, I'll take that as a win. As to most of my post, about what I learned: You can tell me that I should have learned it differently, or that I should have drawn other conclusions. But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By MinnMan

The second to last time I was in my local...

The second to last time I was in my local Trek-dealer LBS, the floor was almost empty. Last week there were more bikes, but few Trek roadbikes.

Supply is very limited at the moment.
07-22-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By MinnMan

You're entitled to your narrative, which sounds...

You're entitled to your narrative, which sounds suspiciously like other spiels one finds in today's political realm, but...

No, that's not how it went down.

And no, this is not going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,438
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, Ohio and High Bridge/Smith have...

Yeah, Ohio and High Bridge/Smith have intersections that break up your effort. I think that the coulee south out of Afton should be good for 3 minutes. Definitely no intersections and though it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,438
Posted By MinnMan

A power meter, without structured training? Musings after a couple of years.

First off, unless you do structured training, I do not think that anybody actually needs a power meter. I have had a PM for a couple of years, without aspirations for structured training – it’s a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,382
Posted By MinnMan

People have opinions about whether it's OK to...

People have opinions about whether it's OK to yell "glass", even though they can't/don't specify where the glass is?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,850
Posted By MinnMan

The two Treks seem redundant? have they got very...

The two Treks seem redundant? have they got very different setups?
07-21-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 683
Posted By MinnMan

thanks

thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,161
Posted By MinnMan

For those of you experts who emergency stop only...

For those of you experts who emergency stop only with the front brake, what's the technique to keep you from going over the bars? Getting your weight as far back behind the saddle as possible as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,161
Posted By MinnMan

I think a lot of peopel on this thread know more...

I think a lot of peopel on this thread know more than me on this subject, but as a matter of habit, I almost always use both brakes at once for most situations. the balance between front and back...
07-20-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By MinnMan

Already answered the first question. And already...

Already answered the first question. And already pointed out above that many of his rivals post their power data. What is he afraid of that they aren't?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 28,443
Posted By MinnMan

would that be with or without time on the...

would that be with or without time on the trainer?

(smh)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,850
Posted By MinnMan

I do know a guy who's got electric socks, but no...

I do know a guy who's got electric socks, but no electric heaters for most of us. Under some conditions, many winter riders here use chemical hand or foot warmers.

There are MANY winter riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,345
Posted By MinnMan

What a bizarre opinion. What if you've got thru...

What a bizarre opinion. What if you've got thru axles that require a big allen wrench to dismount/mount?

You mean, "there's no reason for ME to carry....", but suppose that it applies to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,850
Posted By MinnMan

It's definitely handy to have a spare these days...

It's definitely handy to have a spare these days - when something breaks it can be a long while before you can source some parts.
07-20-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By MinnMan

Actually, I don't know if TUEs approved through...

Actually, I don't know if TUEs approved through national ADAs, and automatically recognized by UCI, are in that count or not. Does anybody know?
07-20-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By MinnMan

This is the total number of TUE's granted each...

This is the total number of TUE's granted each year by UCI for the entire peloton:

2015 13
2016 15
2017 20
2018 10
2019 9
2020 10

https://ita.sport/uci-therapeutic-use-exemptions/
07-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By MinnMan

Vague accusations without any factual backing....

Vague accusations without any factual backing. Specifically which drugs, known to be approved by UCI with a TUE, will aid a rider in the Tour when taken during training, having been discontinued...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,850
Posted By MinnMan

Seven, but I need to do n-1 and get rid of the...

Seven, but I need to do n-1 and get rid of the KHS. It's got issues that require some time and money, and it's not worth it. I hardly ride it and the money would be better spent on buying a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,842
Posted By MinnMan

The response I get from fellow riders does depend...

The response I get from fellow riders does depend on the kit I'm wearing. When I wear one of a couple of club kits that are widely recognizable in the local metro area, I get more people waving and...
07-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,684
Posted By MinnMan

well, if you're not joking, Slovenia is not a...

well, if you're not joking, Slovenia is not a former Soviet country and it's much further from Lithuania than Poland.

Slovenia may have more in common with Italy than with Lithuania
07-20-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By MinnMan

And with climate change, their habitat should be...

And with climate change, their habitat should be expanding! On to Virginia!
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