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09-21-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By Phil_gretz

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"You can do it!"
09-21-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By mikeymichaels

Every time I work on my car or bike, I tell...

Every time I work on my car or bike, I tell myself, "I hope I don't mess something up."

You got this!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,319
Posted By MinnMan

I wish I had sparkle watts.

I wish I had sparkle watts.
09-20-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By shelbyfv

You can do this.:thumb:

You can do this.:thumb:
09-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,704
Posted By bargo68

Yeah, I never got that either. I ride anywhere...

Yeah, I never got that either. I ride anywhere from 150-220 a week, commuting mostly, and there is no way I could do that in one ride.
09-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,704
Posted By donm1967

Yes it's a personal goal. I'm not an athlete, ...

Yes it's a personal goal. I'm not an athlete, Had bad asthma as a kid, back problems as an adult. At age 54 feeling the best I have in a long time after my 2nd lumbar surgery in 2020. So for me...
09-16-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By rsbob

And you are on this thread why?

And you are on this thread why?
09-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,370
Posted By kuroba

I have an update too! I ended up not being able...

I have an update too! I ended up not being able to buy the Canon G9X I mentioned earlier and finally found a used Sony RX100. Not the newest, flashiest camera, but it was the right price for me and...
09-14-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,473
Posted By Crankycrank

Another advantage of Odorless Mineral Spirits is...

Another advantage of Odorless Mineral Spirits is that most of the gunk from the used solvent settles to the bottom of the container after a couple days and the good stuff can be poured into a clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By Branko D

Comes out as the saddle being about 4.5mm forward...

Comes out as the saddle being about 4.5mm forward or aft. Within range of saddle adjustability.
09-13-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By devianb

I love Strava because I love data, statistics,...

I love Strava because I love data, statistics, and analyzing them. When you have lived in the same place for nearly 40 years riding around town gets quite boring. Segments make riding more...
09-13-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Bald Paul

Not ideal, but hey, it works! I used a standard...

Not ideal, but hey, it works! I used a standard female banded mount and a stick-on male phone case adapter. Some careful trimming with a scroll saw on the male mount, and it sticks very securely...
09-13-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By tempocyclist

^ Look at all those un-ridden roads! Get on your...

^ Look at all those un-ridden roads! Get on your bike! 😎
09-13-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,068
Posted By letank

barely 25miles today of up and down in the SF bay...

barely 25miles today of up and down in the SF bay area... which is 2.5x more than what I did in 2020... time to crank up that new second bike I was offered for my birthday... gone the aluminum...
09-07-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,068
Posted By BHG6

You can adjust it to display pretty much anything...

You can adjust it to display pretty much anything you want. There's a whole host of options starting at direct power (which is what I have the one scale set to that shows your power zones by color)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 991
Posted By MinnMan

I've had plenty of those moments. One...

I've had plenty of those moments.

One memorable one - when I was using my old KHS as both a commuter and a winter bike, at some point in the spring, I swapped out the studded tires for regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,671
Posted By alcjphil

Have never forgotten my helmet, but did once...

Have never forgotten my helmet, but did once arrive in the parking lot where the ride started and found that I had forgotten my bike. It was early enough that I had time to drive back home to get it
08-30-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,493
Posted By robertAltman

So, if you are an on-call doctor, or need to be...

So, if you are an on-call doctor, or need to be available to elderly parents or young kids, it is better to stay home and not ride, in case you have to answer the phone?

Real cyclists find ways to...
08-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,068
Posted By ooga-booga

nice ride

nice ride
08-18-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By hubcyclist

this is mine (power curve is from an app I made...

this is mine (power curve is from an app I made myself using python/django), this curve just encompasses 2021 data. Clearly I don’t work on a lot of sprint stuff lol not totally obvious but my nearly...
08-15-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By gregf83

If you're in SF you've got no shortage of hills...

If you're in SF you've got no shortage of hills to go all out on!
08-15-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By GhostRider62

I am not sure if it helps OP, but this was mine...

I am not sure if it helps OP, but this was mine last Fall. I do not have a good effort race from 40 minutes to 60 minutes, which is why there is a small discontinuity in the curve.

...
08-15-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By chaadster

I don’t think that simply comparing graphs will...

I don’t think that simply comparing graphs will tell us if anyone’s performance is “horrible” or “great,” because the info it contains is not generated the same way between riders. For example,...
08-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By PeteHski

Just comparing some power meter data from 2...

Just comparing some power meter data from 2 identical loop rides on consecutive days, but at different average speeds:-

Ride 1: Distance 26 km, Av Speed 23.4 kph, Wind speed 26.1 kph SW, Total...
08-08-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By rsbob

Have to agree. In Jan 2021 at 6’1” I weighed 175...

Have to agree. In Jan 2021 at 6’1” I weighed 175 lbs. Have ridden about 2500 miles this year and stepped on the scale this week and to my surprise saw 159.6 lbs which I have not weighed in 30...
08-08-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,068
Posted By ooga-booga

gorgeous area. it's been too long for me. time to...

gorgeous area. it's been too long for me. time to get back there.
08-02-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,396
Posted By PeteHski

If you are going to have "ethical concerns" then...

If you are going to have "ethical concerns" then I think you have to consider your whole lifestyle, not just what material your bicycle is made out of. There's a very high risk of most First World...
08-01-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,396
Posted By CliffordK

The steel and aluminum industries aren't without...

The steel and aluminum industries aren't without downsides, including often large open pit mines, energy intense manufacturing. Use of fossil fuels, and incorporation of rare earth metals.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 397,467
Posted By sjammer

Yes it is the “red tint” color. I love the...

Yes it is the “red tint” color. I love the color, but it is really hard to get a good picture of it.
07-22-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,974
Posted By ksryder

It's cool that the mods decide to crack down on...

It's cool that the mods decide to crack down on the people calling out the toxic masculinity edgelords instead of actually cracking down on the toxic masculinity edgelords.

I try to be tolerant...
07-20-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By Sorg67

mschwett Very detailed and useful reply. Thanks!...

mschwett Very detailed and useful reply. Thanks!

I am riding with RideWithGPS now and it works very well. I keep navigation and the screen on for the entire ride. Lasts about four hours. I...
07-17-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By PedalCell

IMO I find the convenience of having my phone as...

IMO I find the convenience of having my phone as my primary + cycling device covers 95% of what a dedicated computer can do. Bright screen, app flexibility, accurate enough tracking, and SOS...
07-12-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,251
Posted By kahn

Okay, I won't tell you that this old man wore a...

Okay, I won't tell you that this old man wore a mask outside while riding a bicycle. We have all learned a lot in the last year including this old guy who lived this last year.

Did you know all...
07-09-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,821
Posted By Badger6

You might hate them, mschwett , but thats an...

You might hate them, mschwett , but thats an expectation problem only you can overcome. Gravel tires are not road racing tires. There might be a perceptible increase in rolling resistance on...
07-09-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,821
Posted By unterhausen

Can you fit larger tires? It's hard to say...

Can you fit larger tires?

It's hard to say if you are going to hate bigger tires on the road, it really depends on what you think you are going to feel. Get all hyped up on Jan Heine's...
07-08-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,821
Posted By Rolla

32s at 60 psi would not be my choice for steep...

32s at 60 psi would not be my choice for steep and loose terrain. I think that wider (and knobbier) rubber and lower pressure would definitely help. Some of the problem might also be mitigated by...
07-08-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,434
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't try this again without replacing sodium....

Don't try this again without replacing sodium. Seriously. You can't hold onto intravascular fluid volume without it and it could explain much of what you experienced. Drink enough water without Na+...
07-01-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By terrymorse

45x28 is a big climbing gear by today's...

45x28 is a big climbing gear by today's standards. It must have required some very low cadences and standing over the Sierra passes....
06-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,911
Posted By shelbyfv

tl;dr OP claims he doesn't see any difference...

tl;dr OP claims he doesn't see any difference between his $500 beater and the $5000 bikes he sees in the shop. Seems to say more about OP than the state of bike evolution. Entirely possible he...
06-28-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By shelbyfv

Toughen up, you'll quickly fill it again with...

Toughen up, you'll quickly fill it again with sweat. BTW, you can't use "first world" or the numbered alternatives here. Anyway, great thread:thumb:
06-25-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
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:
06-23-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By surak

There was a half mile stretch averaging 12% that...

There was a half mile stretch averaging 12% that I did last week on 34/32 at 5 mph, never felt close to needing to unclip although I wouldn't say that was spinning. You can easily get 1:1 ratio these...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 243,678
Posted By Eric F

IMO, e-bikes are decidedly un-hot. However, if...

IMO, e-bikes are decidedly un-hot. However, if using an e-bike allows you to keep riding within your physical limitations, that's totally cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 243,678
Posted By Broodax

Medium bike. Hot framing.

Medium bike. Hot framing.
06-21-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By nathand

If you can afford it, buy one of the nicer brands...

If you can afford it, buy one of the nicer brands of kids bikes. The better bikes are lighter, easier for a kid to handle, have hand brakes without a coaster brake, and have kid-sized components,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,094
Posted By fishboat

Yikes. Ya..chemist here and...don't quit...

Yikes.

Ya..chemist here and...don't quit your day job. How you think things work..well..that ain't how it works. Go back and study some basic chemistry.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 397,467
Posted By Mihail C.

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SF Bay Area sunset, by the Ravenswood Preserve.
06-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,370
Posted By JanMM

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon...

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon PowerShot ELPH 100HS. The newer Canon is a bit larger and heavier but does a much better job.
...
06-15-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,370
Posted By Koyote

I've taken thousands of photos while riding a...

I've taken thousands of photos while riding a bike, both on my own and in groups. Never had an issue, and got some great shots.
06-15-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,370
Posted By rumrunn6

& please share! we love seeing riding photos, or...

& please share! we love seeing riding photos, or photos during rides, etc!
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