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11-17-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,296
Posted By caloso

Same. When I was in the market for a new trainer...

Same. When I was in the market for a new trainer to replace my ancient Nashbar fluid trainer, I was considering a smart, direct drive trainer like the Wahoo Kickr. But I decided to go with the...
11-16-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By caloso

I'm on TrainerRoad and prefer to do some of the...

I'm on TrainerRoad and prefer to do some of the workouts outside. Select the outdoor version and push it to your computer. Some work better than others: long sweet spot intervals for example. ...
11-15-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,296
Posted By caloso

This is awesome. And sorry about the shingles. I...

This is awesome. And sorry about the shingles. I had a mild case this summer and it still sucked. I still get the occasional jabbing pain out of nowhere. Hang in there, and see you in Watopia!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By caloso

For 100km, I'd need at least one more bottle,...

For 100km, I'd need at least one more bottle, maybe two. And I'd also need a few gels or shot blocks. A banana or package of cookies (do you guys say biscuits?) couldn't hurt either.
11-11-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16,675
Views: 1,070,715
Posted By caloso

9x2’ at 126%. Couldn’t have done a 10th one. ...

9x2’ at 126%. Couldn’t have done a 10th one.


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11-10-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By caloso

Exactly. I did my first CX season on an old Trek...

Exactly. I did my first CX season on an old Trek 660 where I jammed the skinniest knobbies I could find in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By caloso

Can you post a link for the ones you got on...

Can you post a link for the ones you got on Alibaba?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By caloso

Agreed. They're just about all I need to get...

Agreed. They're just about all I need to get from Nov. to March in NorCal.
11-10-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,071
Posted By caloso

Right behind you, Hermes. 164 this morning. ...

Right behind you, Hermes. 164 this morning. Lightest I've been since my kids were born (17 yrs. ago).
11-09-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By caloso

Probably. It helps if your trainer is on their...

Probably. It helps if your trainer is on their list of supported trainers. Even if it's not, you may still be able to if your trainer's power curve matches one in their library.

I use the...
11-09-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By caloso

Last 90 days. ...

Last 90 days.

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This is probably not a completely accurate chart because I...
11-08-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,471
Posted By caloso

Since I last responded to this thread, I joined...

Since I last responded to this thread, I joined TrainerRoad. I much prefer their workouts, but the UI is pretty stripped down, so I sometimes run Zwift simultaneously for the distraction.
11-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,682
Posted By caloso

I rarely wear gloves during warm weather on my...

I rarely wear gloves during warm weather on my road bike, unless I'm racing. When I do, they are unpadded. Padded gloves seem to make my fingers go numb.
11-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By caloso

Typically, I'll do it 5 or 6 days a week. I won't...

Typically, I'll do it 5 or 6 days a week. I won't do it on a day I'm racing CX or the big Saturday group ride. I also try not to be too rigid about it if there's a special occasion like a dinner...
11-08-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,189
Posted By caloso

I've done 16-8 on and off for about 6 months now....

I've done 16-8 on and off for about 6 months now. I was doing early morning fasted rides and they were going well so I decided to try the full 16-8. It's pretty simple: stop eating at 8pm and don't...
11-08-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 782
Posted By caloso

A bucket, sponge, soap, and of course, a hose.

A bucket, sponge, soap, and of course, a hose.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,165
Posted By caloso

Wow, that's big mileage. I think my biggest year...

Wow, that's big mileage. I think my biggest year ever is about 8500. 13K in 10 months is insane!
11-05-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 178,944
Posted By caloso

I can't get over the fact that it's a hyped up...

I can't get over the fact that it's a hyped up video game version of Top Gear's car football.
11-04-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16,675
Views: 1,070,715
Posted By caloso

FTP test this evening. I hate the TR ramp test so...

FTP test this evening. I hate the TR ramp test so I tried the Kolie Moore protocol instead. https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-physiology-of-ftp-and-new-testing-protocols/

Got a 5 W bump,...
11-04-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 178,944
Posted By caloso

My son was hooked on Rocket League to the point...

My son was hooked on Rocket League to the point where it was affecting his grades, so we had to have a come to Jesus talk about his gaming.
11-04-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By caloso

Same. That's what we were doing for team rides...

Same. That's what we were doing for team rides in the pandemic.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By caloso

That must have been a while ago. Last time I was...

That must have been a while ago. Last time I was on Maui, the vans weren't allowed in to the NP itself, so they would would coast down from just below the NP entrance to Kula.
11-04-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By caloso

I am on Zwift and TrainerRoad. I've been very...

I am on Zwift and TrainerRoad. I've been very impressed with TR’s adaptive training. I was in the Beta and now it's finally available to all. Even though the display is pretty barebones, it is very...
11-04-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By caloso

I watched the first 10 minutes and last 10...

I watched the first 10 minutes and last 10 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By caloso

I'm not surprised you didn't see any riders at...

I'm not surprised you didn't see any riders at dawn. I certainly wouldn't want to ride up that road in the dark. (Gorgeous photo, by the way!)
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 742
Posted By caloso

I had a 2005 Audi A4 wagon with the same engine...

I had a 2005 Audi A4 wagon with the same engine and drive train. I loved that car, which was awesome right up to the moment when it wasn't. And yes, it failed around 150K miles. $7000 repair estimate...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By caloso

I hit 48 mph going down when I did it. It was on...

I hit 48 mph going down when I did it. It was on the lower part of the mountain on the Kula Highway with a big smooth shoulder. Looking at Strava, I was just coasting. That was on my own bike with...
11-02-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By caloso

I have some Specialized S-Works mtb shoes and...

I have some Specialized S-Works mtb shoes and they are as stiff as their road version.
11-02-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By caloso

Fluid trainers are intended to increase...

Fluid trainers are intended to increase resistance at higher revs, in order to mimic the aerodynamic effect of riding outside. ...
11-02-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By caloso

Good to hear. (I also think it's funny that they...

Good to hear. (I also think it's funny that they have to tell you it's limited to 1800w.)
11-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By caloso

I have a friend who would ride from Sacramento to...

I have a friend who would ride from Sacramento to his in-laws in Birds Landing, which is in the Delta a few miles west of Rio Vista. Very flat, but as you say the prevailing wind is from the SW, so...
11-01-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By caloso

Honestly, I donít even have speed on my computer...

Honestly, I donít even have speed on my computer main display. If itís a workout, I am looking at power numbers. If itís a race, there are so many factors that itís not even useful information. If...
11-01-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16,675
Views: 1,070,715
Posted By caloso

Yep. Terun went 1-2. Mike Sayers, a coach on the...

Yep. Terun went 1-2. Mike Sayers, a coach on the USA national team and former pro, was 3rd. I think he won the P123 race the last time they ran this course in 2012.
10-30-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16,675
Views: 1,070,715
Posted By caloso

As it turns out, I felt great today. Didn’t...

As it turns out, I felt great today. Didn’t crash, despite sketchy juniors divebombing corners. Didn’t flat. And most importantly, never felt I was in difficulty. Maybe some of it was racing on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,181
Posted By caloso

If the riders in front look like they know what...

If the riders in front look like they know what they're doing, I usually just pass with as wide a berth as possible, and say "good morning/afternoon/howdy/hola/privet/etc." on the way by with a big...
10-29-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,355
Posted By caloso

I have a dumb, wheel on trainer (Kinetic Road...

I have a dumb, wheel on trainer (Kinetic Road Machine). It transmits estimated power data via BT, which is pretty darn close to my Stages crank PM. You absolutely can get fitter on a dumb trainer,...
10-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16,675
Views: 1,070,715
Posted By caloso

True, I did finally hit race weight....

True, I did finally hit race weight....
10-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16,675
Views: 1,070,715
Posted By caloso

Signed up to do the open 123 race at the Into the...

Signed up to do the open 123 race at the Into the Lions Den crit at the Capitol on Saturday. Came down with a stomach bug the other night and still feeling pretty weak. It's a shame, because I feel...
10-28-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By caloso

That looks like the ticket!

That looks like the ticket!
10-28-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,214
Posted By caloso

Re riding v. running. My son and I did a clinic...

Re riding v. running. My son and I did a clinic with Cody Kaiser, who's famous for riding unrideable sections (go on youtube and put in "Cody rode it"), but he said you have to remember the purpose...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,169
Posted By caloso

I've done that climb a couple times, once on a...

I've done that climb a couple times, once on a rental and once on my own bike. The rental was a Roubaix from West Maui Cycle with a 50-36 compact double. I want to say 12-28 in the back. My own...
10-27-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,801
Posted By caloso

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign....

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign. Move along.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By caloso

Iím pretty sure I had bibs with a chamois in...

Iím pretty sure I had bibs with a chamois in 1999-2000.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By caloso

It's also a good way to extend the use of bibs...

It's also a good way to extend the use of bibs that may have gotten a little too thin for using in polite company.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
10-26-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By caloso

Tektro 720 cantis on the SSCX. Took some time to...

Tektro 720 cantis on the SSCX. Took some time to get the setup just right, but it's worth it when you do.
10-25-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By caloso

Yes, your rides are logged by date, time,...

Yes, your rides are logged by date, time, simulated distance, etc. It should be pretty easy to screenshot if you need to prove that you’re using it.
10-25-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By caloso

It is possible to convert non-tubeless-ready...

It is possible to convert non-tubeless-ready wheels to tubeless for cyclocross. I've done it a few times and some rim/tire combinations work better than others. You need a tubeless tire for sure....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By caloso

What is the deal with the stem and headset on the...

What is the deal with the stem and headset on the Giant? Is that a quill stem in some sort of threadless headset adaptor?
10-23-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By caloso

Those are pretty typical riding conditions here...

Those are pretty typical riding conditions here from Nov-Feb, and I swear by arm warmers and a good wind vest. It should have a windstopper front panel and a mesh or very breathable back, two-way...
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