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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 26,140
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 608
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: 343
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: 1,486
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: 343
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 106
Views: 1,970
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 1,486
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: 1,486
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 1,486
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: 1,486
Posted By WhyFi

Shoddily removed decals.

Shoddily removed decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 1,486
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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: 7,040
Views: 88,217
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....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 26,140
Posted By WhyFi

In fairness, I tend to run mine until cords show,...

In fairness, I tend to run mine until cords show, so YMMV. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7,040
Views: 88,217
Posted By WhyFi

I saw them pop up in my search, but I didn't see...

I saw them pop up in my search, but I didn't see which locations had them in stock. Not that it's terribly realistic to get my hands on one through you in a reasonable amount of time, anyway. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 637
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not sure what they're doing with the non-S...

I'm not sure what they're doing with the non-S versions, I just recall that they said they'd only be doing the S in one flavor, for both tubes and tubeless. I haven't looked in to it, but along those...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,040
Views: 88,217
Posted By WhyFi

Also, bampilot06 needs to swing over to Conte's...

Also, bampilot06 needs to swing over to Conte's and pick up a Rapha musette for me - I need something that I can throw in a jersey pocket so that I can multi-task and carrying small stuff home when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7,040
Views: 88,217
Posted By WhyFi

Damn it - I left a few extra links on my chains...

Damn it - I left a few extra links on my chains this year because I was sure that I had a new-ish 11-28 cassette in my parts bin; I could use a few extra teeth for some hills on the ride this...
09-26-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 284
Posted By WhyFi

If you don't have them already, I'd recommend a...

If you don't have them already, I'd recommend a sealant syringe with a thin "needle" that can insert all of the way in to the tire via the valve stem. They're about 10 bucks on Amazon -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 637
Posted By WhyFi

Part of the cost differential may be Conti's...

Part of the cost differential may be Conti's decision consolidate the S line and have only one flagship model, as opposed to tubeless and non-tubeless versions. In general, though, tires built to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 26,140
Posted By WhyFi

Squaring off of the rear tire is normal. If that...

Squaring off of the rear tire is normal. If that were my tire, I'd estimate that I'd get... oh, maybe another 1k out of it, based on the wear dimples.

What kind of mileage were you getting out of...
09-24-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By WhyFi

This may sound shocking, but y'all don't seem to...

This may sound shocking, but y'all don't seem to know what the hell you're talking about. The data that he's looking for is primarily conveyed by a) +/- seconds (vs previous and/or PR) and maybe b)...
09-20-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 875
Posted By WhyFi

Is it really a tangent when people answer, "no,...

Is it really a tangent when people answer, "no, what you want a) for free/minimally invasive, to b) do X, Y and Z isn't available because c) people likely to develop something like this feel that...
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