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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

I've gotten together with three former or current...

I've gotten together with three former or current Addicts. None were leery of pics. DougRNS must have something to hide. Witness protection, prolly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By WhyFi

fify Take up all of the offers - you'll be...

fify

Take up all of the offers - you'll be crushing it in Spandex™ before you know it!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By WhyFi

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling...

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling equivalent to Penthouse letters?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,449
Posted By WhyFi

The "patch vs new tube" pissing matches do seem...

The "patch vs new tube" pissing matches do seem to be less frequent now - thanks, tubeless! :P
07-29-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,637
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. Most people are going to have a supply...

Yup.

Most people are going to have a supply of a 1-2k calories, in the form of glycogen, at the ready for high intensity efforts; riding at lower intensity can goad the body in to burning fat.
07-29-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,637
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, Strava is taking the kj info from the power...

Yup, Strava is taking the kj info from the power meter into account for their calorie estimates; on rides without a PM, Strava's power and calorie estimates can be way, way off.
07-29-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 669
Posted By WhyFi

Ah. In that case, I'd just ride more and with...

Ah. In that case, I'd just ride more and with much less concern for performance metrics.
07-28-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 669
Posted By WhyFi

For a 45 minute ride first thing in the morning,...

For a 45 minute ride first thing in the morning, food and energy stores shouldn't be an issue, unless you're doing something horrendously wrong with your eating habits, like outright starving...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By WhyFi

I employ a very simple solution - I do nothing...

I employ a very simple solution - I do nothing and it almost always goes away on its own.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,548
Posted By WhyFi

Don't make me post pics of my crisp tan lines.

Don't make me post pics of my crisp tan lines.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 957
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. On my old Assaults (17mm int width), I...

Yup. On my old Assaults (17mm int width), I didn't like going below ~70psi on 28mm/~65psi on 30mm tires. With 28s on the Zipps (23mm int width), I've never had that uneasy squirm in the corners, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

Yup - males have a lot of yellow and very little...

Yup - males have a lot of yellow and very little blue on the top side of their wings. Females have less much less yellow and much more blue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

I only have a couple of cell phone shots of the...

I only have a couple of cell phone shots of the tops of the wings -

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

The swallowtail emerged today; a male this time. ...

The swallowtail emerged today; a male this time.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,775
Posted By WhyFi

I've only ever used Molten Speed Wax. I'd seen...

I've only ever used Molten Speed Wax. I'd seen the home brew formula posted above, but didn't want to bother tracking down and paying for shipping on all the proper ingredients. Besides, the MSW was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,775
Posted By WhyFi

The FD pushes on the outside of the chain, the RD...

The FD pushes on the outside of the chain, the RD doesn't - how would you propose that excess wax on the outside is causing poor RD shifting? I've never wiped down my chains and I've never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,706
Posted By WhyFi

Outfits like Zwift and Trainer Road have mapped...

Outfits like Zwift and Trainer Road have mapped out the resistance curves of most of the dumb trainers out there. If a user doesn't have a power meter or smart trainer, they can use a rear wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

Caterpillar Chrysalis Update: the caterpillar...

Caterpillar Chrysalis Update: the caterpillar pupated a few days back, but I haven't taken the time to get a pic until now. It's been fun and interesting to see the first assume a leaf-like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,006
Posted By WhyFi

Quick update on my 28mm Michelin Power Road TLRs...

Quick update on my 28mm Michelin Power Road TLRs - I'll be at 3k miles on them within the week and, while it's starting to square off, the TWI dimples on the rear tire are still visible. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,079
Posted By WhyFi

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick,...

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,706
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, don't misunderstand me - I'm not at all...

Oh, don't misunderstand me - I'm not at all saying that I'm disappointed or that I don't find it valuable; if it were to break, I'd get another one pretty much immediately. The difficulty in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 43,040
Posted By WhyFi

fify.

fify.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,227
Posted By WhyFi

I'm a stud and, more importantly, the carpet...

I'm a stud and, more importantly, the carpet shoes match the drapes helmet.
07-22-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,498
Posted By WhyFi

I use a magnet to pull a ferrous bit o' metal,...

I use a magnet to pull a ferrous bit o' metal, tied to floss, through the frame. You then tie the floss to the cable and pull it through.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

Which one?

Which one?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

These Michelin that I'm running are actually...

These Michelin that I'm running are actually looking pretty decent (for my expectations). I've got almost 3k on 'em and the rear is starting to square off, but the TWI dimples are still visible - I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

Man, all I have to do is lose 50 lbs or so and my...

Man, all I have to do is lose 50 lbs or so and my tire expenditures will go down about 60-70%
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

You mean that I should wheelsuck? Yeah, you're...

You mean that I should wheelsuck? Yeah, you're probably right.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,706
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, this was a topic of discussion the other...

Yeah, this was a topic of discussion the other day - between the terrain and the traffic controls in the Twin Cities metro, there's very little opportunity for setting a decent 20 minute power...
07-21-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,498
Posted By WhyFi

I question the mechanical aptitude and creativity...

I question the mechanical aptitude and creativity of anyone that kvetches about the difficulty of internally routed cables and brake lines. It's not that difficult to get some thread or dental floss...
07-21-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,498
Posted By WhyFi

You expect me to deal with ugly-ass, plebeian...

You expect me to deal with ugly-ass, plebeian external cables because there's the possibility that, once in a decade or two, I might pop a cable mid-ride? Nah.
07-21-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By WhyFi

We have a fair number of work stations in and...

We have a fair number of work stations in and around the Twin Cities; the tools are usually there, but the pump is always a crapshoot. It is nice when you have a need and everything is working and...
07-21-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,637
Posted By WhyFi

Ignore him - he's made these same dumb assertions...

Ignore him - he's made these same dumb assertions recently and thinks that, because he's never counted calories, everyone should be the same; egocentrism at its finest.
07-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By WhyFi

This is why I come to BF - to be exposed to a...

This is why I come to BF - to be exposed to a wide range of wrong info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,775
Posted By WhyFi

When was it doing this - well in to your first...

When was it doing this - well in to your first ride?

Even after you break the chain, after cooling, it's still going to be a little stiff and the shifting may be a little off/sluggish. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

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07-20-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 3,637
Posted By WhyFi

The problem with this approach is that your body...

The problem with this approach is that your body is much better at counting calories than you are - add a work load and your appetite will adjust to compensate and you're left hovering in the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

Let's be positive and hope for negative.

Let's be positive and hope for negative.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,694
Posted By WhyFi

It's been done and on rim brakes, none the less.

It's been done and on rim brakes, none the less.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By WhyFi

No concerns that your privates will be too big...

No concerns that your privates will be too big for your britches?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

Lemon bars, duh.

Lemon bars, duh.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,611
Posted By WhyFi

But can it slow/stop without overheating or...

But can it slow/stop without overheating or fading?
07-19-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - wut. This is like a ref calling a...

Lol - wut.

This is like a ref calling a foul on someone for pushing the guy that just elbowed them in the chin.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,406
Posted By WhyFi

Is someone doing this consistently or just once...

Is someone doing this consistently or just once in a blue moon? I can see someone calling out a hazard, without hand gestures to communicate location, if they've been caught off guard and they need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,694
Posted By WhyFi

Why don't you buy a disc bike and find out? I...

Why don't you buy a disc bike and find out? I don't think that you're going to believe me otherwise.

The way I see it, people diminish the fussiness that they're familiar with, whereas new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,014
Views: 32,873
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, no - that's not what I was getting at. Rather...

Oh, no - that's not what I was getting at. Rather than saying, "being a morning person is a marker of a gifted athlete," I was thinking more along the lines of "discipline can take you places but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,694
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, and rim brakes never rub when they...

Yup, and rim brakes never rub when they shouldn't, always have the perfect toe-in and modulation, are never maladjusted to the point that they abrade the tire sidewall until it bursts, perform...
07-16-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By WhyFi

Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,694
Posted By WhyFi

Sorry, but the position that you're assuming is a...

Sorry, but the position that you're assuming is a bit silly. Big Bike didn't transition to disc overnight, slamming the door shut on rim brakes. They made tentative offerings. They sold. They...
07-16-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By WhyFi

Incorrect - it's one method of decreasing...

Incorrect - it's one method of decreasing resistance, particularly when climbing, but when you're not climbing, wind resistance is far more significant. In addition, rolling resistance is always...
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