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05-18-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By superdex

Okay, so it was late and I didn't spend the time...

Okay, so it was late and I didn't spend the time to review the GVR, so here's a few random thoughts from the initial ride yesterday:

* Over all impression? It's gorgeous. I love the matte finish...
05-17-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By superdex

So ... here she is. Got a 13mi mixed surface ride...

So ... here she is. Got a 13mi mixed surface ride in tonight as soon as I could throw pedals on and adjust the saddle. I'm in LOVE!
...
05-12-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By superdex

Hi, I'm new here (well not really, but)

Well kids, today I'm "officially" "allowed" to wander around in here. For whatever that means (har) --I've been on BF for a long time, and until now (literally), didn't feel it was proper etiquette...
05-06-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By superdex

I got an email today ...

I got an email today
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5-6 weeks is looking like it's spot on. Tick tock tick...
04-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By superdex

It's not google failing you. Aero testing is...

It's not google failing you. Aero testing is expensive. Some companies don't even test themselves. The list above is probably definitive enough. The hardest part is locating one....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By superdex

whichever route has more opportunities for...

whichever route has more opportunities for frites. are you racing? no? then does it matter? you'll be fine. 30Km isn't that much different, but those extra 400m climbing might hurt a little. Take...
03-31-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By superdex

Update. Pulled the trigger on the Obed. In a...

Update. Pulled the trigger on the Obed. In a last-second concession, I chose to go without the rear fender/rack brace, since the fork on the GVR don't have no eyelets anyhow. I slept on it and called...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By superdex

Carbon+Fenders drifts towards all-road/gravel....

Carbon+Fenders drifts towards all-road/gravel. Pure race bikes eschew mounts. The geometries, however, are pretty close such that dropping the stem may be all you need to do.

Cervelo Caledonia...
03-30-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By superdex

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I...

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I didn't sub to the replies so apologies.

Update:

I checked out the Aspero and Caledonia in person last weekend. The Caledonia is, at the end of...
03-10-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,274
Posted By superdex

I agree the rotation is crap. Why isn't France...

I agree the rotation is crap. Why isn't France more often? Worse, when I stare at the calendar, there's no indication of Today on it --and the week starts on Sunday people! I accidentally discovered...
03-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,274
Posted By superdex

as a software guy, I read this and think -- yeah...

as a software guy, I read this and think -- yeah that's great. Go ahead and submit the comments. They're all features that some product manager has to decide whether it's worth the screen real estate...
02-16-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
Posted By superdex

I picked up one of these after searching for a...

I picked up one of these after searching for a quiet fan. It's quiet-ish, but it's plenty powerful. I has it pointed more or less at my chest, so not in my face and not only on the legs --and I've...
Forum: Foo
12-06-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,091
Posted By superdex

Holidale. that's a gooder. Since you're...

Holidale. that's a gooder.

Since you're "super" local, make your way to Blue Spruce Brewery on County Line and Colorado (easy diversion from the C470 trail at Colorado). They have a Belgian that...
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,091
Posted By superdex

one of my all-time favorites. I'm lucky enough to...

one of my all-time favorites. I'm lucky enough to call a number of great beers local, including New Belgium:

...
09-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,768
Posted By superdex

I'm a committed beer drinker, so I have the beer...

I'm a committed beer drinker, so I have the beer in my jersey pocket, and crack it open while coasting down the other side.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By superdex

If you're running SRAM up front, I can understand...

If you're running SRAM up front, I can understand wanting to swap out the fd to a SRAM. I can't answer the shimano/sram thing because I run Campy. shrug.


What's the budget for wheels? I got all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By superdex

If it were me, I'd spend a little time dialing in...

If it were me, I'd spend a little time dialing in the Dura-Ace FD first. That the chain rubs isn't a FD problem, it's an installation/fine tuning thing. Throwing money at it may make it go away, make...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,148
Posted By superdex

US Posties kit, on a Posties Trek, in Australia? ...

US Posties kit, on a Posties Trek, in Australia?

That's style for days


of course, I will bust out my phonak winter jersey sometimes, just to be ironic for the maybe 3 people I might pass...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,148
Posted By superdex

To me, "style" is best applied when viewing...

To me, "style" is best applied when viewing someone as they're riding. How they fit on the bike, how it moves underneath them, whether they're wrestling or dancing. The 20mph, 75rpm lazy cruise. In...
07-02-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,639
Posted By superdex

Well congrats on being retired (I thought that's...

Well congrats on being retired (I thought that's what 'retired' meant? being a slacker and doing fun stuff? Hey at least you're making it a trip to see your son) --For an effort like Evans, it's not...
07-02-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,639
Posted By superdex

I've been up there a few times, from Bergen and...

I've been up there a few times, from Bergen and Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs route is little shorter, but I think the Evergreen/Bergen (Squaw Pass) side is prettier. Post-ride food/libation options...
06-25-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By superdex

You have 2mile-long climbs that average 12%? On...

You have 2mile-long climbs that average 12%? On one hand, I'm jealous. On the other, eesh, you're right. You want mtb gearing :lol: :beer:
06-24-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By superdex

to answer directly, 3-4mph? Below that, you'll be...

to answer directly, 3-4mph? Below that, you'll be walking. And it'll be a 22% grade. In other words, the 52/36 and 11-32 is plenty. You could go with a 50/34 up front if you want a little lower, or...
06-10-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,247
Posted By superdex

I have a Goodship built up (road bike version of...

I have a Goodship built up (road bike version of this frame) and I totally agree. It's a great ride. Too bad they're all sold out....
05-18-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By superdex

higher cadence will mean lower torque to generate...

higher cadence will mean lower torque to generate 200w. Watts is a measure of work, not torque...

here are a couple calculators to play with: Watt ? Speed ? Cadence ? Gear calculators ? Cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,904
Posted By superdex

dude, what's up with removing your posts? you...

dude, what's up with removing your posts? you must let your words stay in the ether FOREVER
05-13-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By superdex

number of speeds don't matter. it's all about the...

number of speeds don't matter. it's all about the watts. 200w with a 38/30 is the same to the trainer (and to zwift er what have you) as 200w with a 52/11. Your cadence and torque may be different,...
05-11-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,072
Posted By superdex

I wouldn't sign up for an organized ride that...

I wouldn't sign up for an organized ride that didn't have the route published in some way such that it can be previewed. And yes, absolutely I preview. Strava/RideWGPS, etc. I actually tend to get a...
05-10-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,118
Posted By superdex

Okay, it's Monday. I feel like I'm waiting on...

Okay, it's Monday. I feel like I'm waiting on election results.... How'd it go?
05-04-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,118
Posted By superdex

Don't sand. Get out your spoke wrench and...

Don't sand.

Get out your spoke wrench and tighten everything 2 turns. Poof, you've shrunk your radius. You're welcome.
04-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,831
Posted By superdex

Sounds like you got a good workout in ;) If...

Sounds like you got a good workout in ;)

If you want to make the climbs a little easier (they'll take longer), set up a custom workout that's like a 2hr free-ride block. That way, even if you're...
04-20-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,384
Posted By superdex

I'm feeling nostalgic, so why not pull up an...

I'm feeling nostalgic, so why not pull up an oldie? I think it would be interesting to compile a Best Of list of threads and/or events. Things like 55Rad's photography, Droping Hamers and the like....
Forum: Introductions
04-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By superdex

Welcome to BF! I'm sure you'll be a source of...

Welcome to BF! I'm sure you'll be a source of wisdom in the 50+ and the Long Distance forums. There are a handful of CO folks who are regulars around here (I'm down in Castle Pines). Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,470
Posted By superdex

You won't notice the weight until you go uphill....

You won't notice the weight until you go uphill. Sucks, but true. Heck, these days I'm just happy to be outside....
04-14-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,151
Posted By superdex

maybe they turned the trainer difficulty to zero...

maybe they turned the trainer difficulty to zero so they could enjoy the game without the pain?

(which I might do next time France is up. I seem to never have the time to get up Mt Ventop when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,105
Posted By superdex

/thread.

/thread.
04-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By superdex

now THAT is worth celebrating! Whoo!

now THAT is worth celebrating! Whoo!
04-06-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,206
Posted By superdex

oof. Sorry about all that. I can totally get...

oof. Sorry about all that. I can totally get behind your optimism though!
04-06-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,411
Posted By superdex

I've thought about doing this, except even with...

I've thought about doing this, except even with the pandemic last summer I still rode indoors with enough regularity to keep it. It's easier schedule-wise on some days.

I also didn't want to give...
04-02-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,222
Posted By superdex

no free rides. if you're gonna draft, be ready to...

no free rides. if you're gonna draft, be ready to do your part.


oh, and we need to see pics of this milk-crate-copper-tubing setup. You don't worry about someone stealing the copper while you're...
03-31-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,239
Posted By superdex

it is what it is. there's always someone...

it is what it is.

there's always someone faster.

you're doing fine.
03-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,782
Posted By superdex

weekday/weekend group rides, informal race-like...

weekday/weekend group rides, informal race-like group rides (seems every metro area has a local "Worlds" ride that's competitive and you hold on as long as you can), look for training series, or...
03-19-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,109
Posted By superdex

if it were me and my kid, I'd stay on the...

if it were me and my kid, I'd stay on the sidewalk, dismount/walk when crowded, and get back on when able. She's 11. I wouldn't want her in the street
03-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,630
Posted By superdex

OP, you're overthinking the walking in cleats....

OP, you're overthinking the walking in cleats. Shimano SPD-SL cleats have rubber on them to help from slipping, and is you go with a mtn bike shoe and SPD (or other mtb pedal), the sole is raised so...
03-19-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,253
Posted By superdex

Just ride with him. What I've done on occasion is...

Just ride with him. What I've done on occasion is go for my ride first, then swing back to the house for the kids. You could alternate pedaling with one foot er something. But I agree with the above:...
03-18-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,782
Posted By superdex

5. It will be hard enough. Master 45+ will...

5. It will be hard enough.

Master 45+ will be 'open' which means you'll be blown off in just a few laps.

A lot of races will let you sign up for multiple, so there's no harm in doing both,...
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,130
Posted By superdex

winner. "But how do I drink better beer,"...

winner.

"But how do I drink better beer," you ask?

Don't buy beer you've seen in a commercial.
02-18-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,340
Posted By superdex

I have a handful, including kids' bikes etc. So I...

I have a handful, including kids' bikes etc. So I did this. Always makes me warm and fuzzy remembering riding my bike to school:
...
Forum: Foo
08-21-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,482
Posted By superdex

the only issue I see is that it's TOO SMALL

the only issue I see is that it's TOO SMALL
07-27-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,766
Posted By superdex

Plan your route to include stops, plenty of...

Plan your route to include stops, plenty of online tools to do that. Or get over the aesthetic of the behind-the-seat. Function>form on this one....
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