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07-28-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 788
Posted By caloso

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and...

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and universal healthcare: Americans can’t seem to figure them out even though it’s just normal everywhere else in the world.
07-28-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 666
Posted By caloso

Anything under 90 minutes, I do on just coffee.

Anything under 90 minutes, I do on just coffee.
07-27-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

Lately, I’ve been doing all my workouts on coffee...

Lately, I’ve been doing all my workouts on coffee only. If it’s over threshold, I need to eat a bar or something midway.
07-27-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,067
Posted By caloso

Fun fact: the first Nobel Prizes were bicycles,...

Fun fact: the first Nobel Prizes were bicycles, but recipients argued over whether they should take the lane or ride as far right as possible, and it became so ugly that Alfred Nobel said forget it,...
07-25-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By caloso

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/7326816?hl=...

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/7326816?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid
07-24-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 716
Posted By caloso

That road is part of the weekly Saturday Davis...

That road is part of the weekly Saturday Davis Ride, formerly the Wheelworks Ride. Some really fast riders do that ride.
07-23-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

Going to be off the bike for most of next week,...

Going to be off the bike for most of next week, so I'm just going to drive the TSB as far negative as I can till then. 1:30 of over-under intervals this morning, which I just hate. But I'm glad I...
07-21-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By caloso

I've done this. Depending on the height of the...

I've done this. Depending on the height of the rails, you might want to take the pedals off so they don't scrape the roof.
07-21-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By caloso

Spinning ≠ cycling. This person is going to...

Spinning ≠ cycling.

This person is going to get shelled like a roasted peanut if they don't take themselves and others down first.
07-20-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By caloso

Cyclists tend to get really strong in a very...

Cyclists tend to get really strong in a very limited range, and very weak otherwise. I started doing TRX recently to address that imbalance.
07-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By caloso

We were in Tahoe this weekend and got a...

We were in Tahoe this weekend and got a spectacular view of the pyrocumulonimbus from Ellis Peak. Lucky for the folks at the lake that the wind pushed all the smoke NE. Not so lucky for folks in...
07-19-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

Super fun day on the MTB with my son yesterday. ...

Super fun day on the MTB with my son yesterday. Finished the week with 787 tss. 600 is a big week for me, so this was huge. I'm taking the day off (other than mellow commuting).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,404
Posted By caloso

What’s the deal with bunny hops? It’s just a...

What’s the deal with bunny hops? It’s just a z-axis swerve. Sometimes necessary, it shouldn’t cause any issues for riders around you.
07-18-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

We’re up in Tahoe for the weekend. Hiked today:...

We’re up in Tahoe for the weekend. Hiked today: 7.9 miles, 1760 feet of vertical. Amazing views of the lake and Desolation Wilderness. Going to ride our mountain bikes tomorrow.
07-16-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

Get better, FF.

Get better, FF.
07-16-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By caloso

This is the only reason anyone needs.

This is the only reason anyone needs.
07-15-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By caloso

The first time takes a while. If you’re hairy, it...

The first time takes a while. If you’re hairy, it helps to knock it down with clippers first, and then razor. Then it’s a 10 minute commitment once a week for me.
07-15-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By caloso

Toxic masculinity is a helluva drug.

Toxic masculinity is a helluva drug.
07-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By caloso

We're in the middle of a drought and things are...

We're in the middle of a drought and things are going to be super dry and mostly hardpack around here. I have Gravel King SK already mounted on my gravel wheelset, I think I'm just going keep on...
07-15-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By caloso

You don't need an excuse, you can do it just...

You don't need an excuse, you can do it just because you want to. Some of us mortals have already given our reasons, including ease of sunscreen/embrocation application, preemptive wound care, lack...
07-14-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By caloso

For me it’s worth it just for the easier...

For me it’s worth it just for the easier application of sunscreen and embrocation. Plus it looks better.
07-14-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

My kid did a ramp test last night and we found...

My kid did a ramp test last night and we found out we have almost exactly the same power to weight FTP, about 3.6 w/kg. The thing is I expect him to be at 4+ soon if he keeps following the training...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By caloso

The Shimano-Stages set-up is also super quick and...

The Shimano-Stages set-up is also super quick and easy to switch between bikes. I will swap it from my TT bike to my road bike that lives on the trainer in about 5 minutes. Just takes a 5mm hex...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,884
Posted By caloso

Lycra is just a brand name for spandex.

Lycra is just a brand name for spandex.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By caloso

I have a Stages left arm PM on my old Ridley. See...

I have a Stages left arm PM on my old Ridley. See here: https://store.stagescycling.com/STAGES-POWER-L-105-5800
The Shimano ones are cross compatible with all Hollowtech II cranks, including first...
07-13-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,968
Posted By caloso

I like it. I am doing the 16-8 daily IF. ...

I like it. I am doing the 16-8 daily IF. Basically I don't eat between 8pm and noon the next day. I've never been a huge breakfast guy, so the main effect is to shut down the post-dinner snacking....
07-09-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By caloso

I had that MP sound file. I'd alternate it with...

I had that MP sound file. I'd alternate it with HAL 9000 saying "there is a message for you."
07-09-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

I can see that I'm going to have a love-hate...

I can see that I'm going to have a love-hate relationship with these TRX straps. They're showing me how imbalanced I am.
07-09-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,201
Posted By caloso

This is just sad.

This is just sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,146
Posted By caloso

Correction. That's not a wind tunnel. It's the...

Correction. That's not a wind tunnel. It's the *Win* Tunnel.
07-07-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By caloso

I've actually had good luck with Gorilla Tape. ...

I've actually had good luck with Gorilla Tape. It was meant to be a temporary fix, but it worked so well I just left it. This was an old tire I was trying to wring a few more miles out of, so maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,884
Posted By caloso

If you're always looking for a race, I can point...

If you're always looking for a race, I can point you in the right direction. Here you go: https://www.bikereg.com/

There's a crit in Sacramento on Saturday....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 834
Posted By caloso

Another vote for Ultegra.

Another vote for Ultegra.
07-06-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,140
Posted By caloso

I posted this in the 50+ subforum, but it's worth...

I posted this in the 50+ subforum, but it's worth reposting here. If you're one of those people for whom the 220-age formula underestimates your MaxHR (like me), this helps demonstrate how you won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,724
Posted By caloso

When I first started riding, I signed up for a...

When I first started riding, I signed up for a 40-mile charity ride. I remember hooking up with a bunch for awhile but I didn't know anything about riding with a group so I ended up getting dropped...
07-06-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,140
Posted By caloso

It reminds me of the "you must drink 8 glasses of...

It reminds me of the "you must drink 8 glasses of water per day" mantra.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,884
Posted By caloso

Maybe they’re resentful and depressed that their ...

Maybe they’re resentful and depressed that their super light bikes are giving them an inferior workout.
07-02-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By caloso

Also, my son had an interview at 3 for a job at...

Also, my son had an interview at 3 for a job at one of the local bike shops. It's 5 and he still seems to be there, which I take as a good sign.
07-02-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,368
Views: 394,037
Posted By caloso

The big boss replied all to an office-wide email...

The big boss replied all to an office-wide email this morning. I think everyone just pretended they didn't see it.
Forum: Foo
06-28-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,052
Posted By caloso

Mayim Bialik did an excellent job. I think...

Mayim Bialik did an excellent job. I think Anderson Cooper has done the best job overall, but I doubt he'd want the gig. Same with Mike Richards. Aaron Rodgers probably exceeded expectations the...
Forum: Foo
06-28-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,052
Posted By caloso

Reading Rainbow? Star Trek: TNG? Roots?

Reading Rainbow?
Star Trek: TNG?
Roots?
06-25-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By caloso

I never knew that, but that makes total sense! ...

I never knew that, but that makes total sense!

When I was an undergrad, my GF had an apartment on the north side of campus. I had a Schwinn World Sport and I think my lowest gear was probably...
06-24-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,050
Posted By caloso

That's the answer.

That's the answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,195
Posted By caloso

Yeah, I don’t think any of those rules are weird...

Yeah, I don’t think any of those rules are weird for a ride organized by a club.
06-22-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16,530
Views: 1,011,141
Posted By caloso

Getting better about riding the TT bike. Mostly...

Getting better about riding the TT bike. Mostly endurance today.

...
06-22-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,681
Posted By caloso

That's really cool. A few years ago we were...

That's really cool. A few years ago we were visiting relatives in Chicago and I attended a novice night at the Northbrook Velodrome. One of the riders was an undergrad from IU who was training for...
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 950
Posted By caloso

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x576/tmgps_interior_decal_720x_638a66f39e7454b566735f1a1acdda04e5ceb2d3.jpg
My kid got me this decal. He took his driver's test in this car.
06-22-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,232
Posted By caloso

Land Park was like that. It's on a ring road...

Land Park was like that. It's on a ring road around a muni golf course. When it was a big oval, there were all sorts of crashes. Then about ten years ago, they added a couple of chicanes. Seems...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By caloso

Fig bars, trail mix, Oreos.

Fig bars, trail mix, Oreos.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By caloso

GPS glitch.

GPS glitch.
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