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07-24-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 395
Posted By caloso

That one definitely ticks both boxes. One of my...

That one definitely ticks both boxes. One of my favorites. And you’ll definitely see riders of all ages, abilities, and speeds on that road.
07-24-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 395
Posted By caloso

Just curious where this was. I know a lot of...

Just curious where this was. I know a lot of flat roads around here, but very few in excellent condition.
07-23-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
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: 283
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, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 482
Posted By caloso

I tend to mash, so I intentionally keep my ratio...

I tend to mash, so I intentionally keep my ratio low on my SS/FG bikes to force myself to spin. It's easier on the knees in town and it's good to get comfortable at a higher cadence out on the road....
07-21-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
Posted By caloso

Most of my go-to road races are cancelled for...

Most of my go-to road races are cancelled for this year. I'll probably race Suisun, and Oakland if they have it, but I'm going switch my focus to CX for now.
07-21-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,429
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,429
Posted By caloso

Seriously. CX too.

Seriously. CX too.
07-20-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By caloso

Maybe find a saddle that works for you naked, and...

Maybe find a saddle that works for you naked, and then get one of those cushy covers for your wife? If that works, all you'd have to do is remove or replace the cover. [Also: Mods, please move to...
07-20-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,429
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By caloso

I usually cut the tops off and wear them...

I usually cut the tops off and wear them backwards under my helmet. The brim seems to wick the sweat towards the back and it provides a little extra sun protection on my neck. Aussie...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By caloso

Same deal with Pro Bike Kit, when all they sold...

Same deal with Pro Bike Kit, when all they sold was surplus pro bike kit.
07-19-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By caloso

Are you sure it's meant for 700c wheels? Maybe...

Are you sure it's meant for 700c wheels? Maybe it's just the angle of the photo but the chainstays seem short and the brake bosses kinda low. Could it be an old-school 26-in mtb frame?
07-19-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
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: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
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: 1,298
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: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
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.
07-17-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By caloso

I grew up near Beale AFB so the Blackbird was a...

I grew up near Beale AFB so the Blackbird was a common sight when I was a kid. Went to HS with kids whose dads flew or worked on them.
07-16-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
Posted By caloso

Get better, FF.

Get better, FF.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,668
Posted By caloso

I have a Stages left crankarm PM mated to a first...

I have a Stages left crankarm PM mated to a first gen DA 7800 crankset, which I swap from my trainer bike to my TT all the time. Takes 3 tools (endcap tool, 5mm hex, and a rubber mallet) and less...
07-16-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,969
Posted By caloso

This is the only reason anyone needs.

This is the only reason anyone needs.
07-16-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By caloso

Awesome. Thanks!

Awesome. Thanks!
07-16-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By caloso

MSOs are great. I did have an issue with one...

MSOs are great. I did have an issue with one that I could never get to mount straight. I think it was a manufacturing defect, but it still sealed. Solved the problem by putting it on the back...
07-15-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,035
Posted By caloso

I have a similar set up. Works great. And...

I have a similar set up. Works great.

And this may just be semantics, but I think when most people use the term "smart trainer" they mean one that can be controlled by software to alter the...
07-15-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,969
Posted By caloso

Toxic masculinity is a helluva drug.

Toxic masculinity is a helluva drug.
07-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By caloso

You're right, I was thinking there was a wider...

You're right, I was thinking there was a wider version, but I was confusing them with another tire.
07-15-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By caloso

I had a pair of MXPs (the non-tubeless version). ...

I had a pair of MXPs (the non-tubeless version). Good all around tire, but don't know about the tubeless version.
07-15-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,969
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...
07-15-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,969
Posted By caloso

I just go to the upper thigh. In the winter when...

I just go to the upper thigh. In the winter when I'm wearing knee and leg warmers, I'll go a little higher to keep things smooth under the grippers.
07-15-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,969
Posted By caloso

They used to have them on the USAC website. ...

They used to have them on the USAC website. Looks like now they just have the bodysuit: https://shop.usacycling.org/men-s-assos-bodychrono-usa.html
07-14-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,969
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: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
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: 289
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: 7,543
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: 289
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...
07-14-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By caloso

I bought at 4iiii HRM specifically for one...

I bought at 4iiii HRM specifically for one function: it acts as a ANT+ to Bluetooth bridge, in order to use my Quarq and an old fluid trainer on Zwift. Worked great for a couple of years, but...
07-13-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,712
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....
07-13-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,712
Posted By caloso

Hovering 4-5 lbs above my target weight. I'm...

Hovering 4-5 lbs above my target weight. I'm going to do another round of intermittent fasting.
07-12-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
Posted By caloso

Fellow TrainerRoadians: is it my imagination or...

Fellow TrainerRoadians: is it my imagination or are they messing with the display again? The instructions seem much smaller and the average power dot is barely visible at all. (This is on the iPad...
07-12-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By caloso

Yes, that's the pertinent question!

Yes, that's the pertinent question!
07-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By caloso

Will a brake bolt fit that hole, or it only for...

Will a brake bolt fit that hole, or it only for fenders?
07-09-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6,322
Views: 391,760
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, 04:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By caloso

I bought a 2019 Golf Alltrack to replace my 2005...

I bought a 2019 Golf Alltrack to replace my 2005 Audi A4 wagon. Basically the same well-tested 4-cyl turbo engine and 6-speed manual transmission, but now I can hook up my phone.
07-09-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By caloso

It really depends on how packed it is. If it's a...

It really depends on how packed it is. If it's a layer of sand over hardpack, that's one thing. If it's soft sand like a beach, that's a totally different thing.
07-09-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16,516
Views: 1,009,271
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, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,990
Posted By caloso

Same experience in Tuscany/Umbria. Fantastic...

Same experience in Tuscany/Umbria. Fantastic riding area. Popped in a cafe for an espresso and pastry and no reaction, other than maybe wincing at my terrible Italian.
07-09-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,140
Posted By caloso

This is just sad.

This is just sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,084
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.
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