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09-20-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By mschwett

Am I going to mess my bike up doing this...

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pretty sure i've gathered everything i need to replace my rear cassette...
09-18-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

50.26, 3,040 elevation. took it pretty slow, nice...

50.26, 3,040 elevation. took it pretty slow, nice to just sightsee a bit.
09-17-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,705
Posted By mschwett

this is an interesting rule of thumb. It’s...

this is an interesting rule of thumb. It’s definitely not true for me, i do 125-150 a week and have found my limit for a day without extreme duress/pain/regret (or a new level of preparation?) is...
09-16-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

squeezed in a quick 21.16 this AM. 1540’ climbing.

squeezed in a quick 21.16 this AM. 1540’ climbing.
09-15-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By mschwett

and somehow, every time i do a loop the wind is...

and somehow, every time i do a loop the wind is traveling in a loop in the opposite direction!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By mschwett

10th anniversary: aluminum 11th anniversary:...

10th anniversary: aluminum
11th anniversary: steel
(those are the actual traditional materials!)

15th anniversary.... carbon fiber?
09-15-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,528
Posted By mschwett

pretty much the same thing here; if i stop to...

pretty much the same thing here; if i stop to stretch or something on any of my more frequently traveled routes, tons of passing cyclists ask if all's well. it makes me wish i knew enough to be...
09-15-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By mschwett

i love this idea. ...

i love this idea.

https://developers.strava.com/

pretty easy to fool around with the API on swagger and see how much of the segment data that you’d need is available.

the geographic logic...
09-15-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,371
Posted By mschwett

nice! very rich colors in the first one. the...

nice! very rich colors in the first one. the RX100 series is very capable and very compact!
09-14-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,528
Posted By mschwett

riding situations are so different. i only have...

riding situations are so different. i only have one road bike, so it gets ridden very often (every other day at the least), in an urban area.

my tires don't lose enough pressure to inflate every...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 568
Posted By mschwett

.3 degrees over the length of the seat tube…. 4...

.3 degrees over the length of the seat tube…. 4 or so millimeters forward or back at the height of the seat. certainly within the range you can slide the saddle forward or back unless you’re already...
09-13-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 40,365
Posted By mschwett

interestingly though, with most decent transit...

interestingly though, with most decent transit systems, as ridership goes up, speed actually increases as headways are improved to match the ridership... up to the point where they can't be any more,...
09-13-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By mschwett

all of y'all who are concerned about strava...

all of y'all who are concerned about strava having acces/rights to your ride data must be using it for something very different than i am. i store my adult images (in fact, all my images!) elsewhere,...
09-13-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By mschwett

that’s my personal heatmap … the couple times...

that’s my personal heatmap … the couple times i’ve ridden it i haven’t actually seen anyone else riding it. it’s definitely not the most pleasant of bridge rides! great that it exists tho.
09-12-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

56.82 miles. 4,452 feet. kicked my ass.

56.82 miles. 4,452 feet. kicked my ass.
09-12-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,806
Posted By mschwett

it does motivate me, in the way that it has been...

it does motivate me, in the way that it has been proven time and time again that the observation of performance tends to result in an increase in performance.

it's also fun to bring a little...
09-10-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

46.14 mile lunch break, 2,078 feet. beautiful day.

46.14 mile lunch break, 2,078 feet. beautiful day.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,850
Posted By mschwett

the coverage of this is pretty one-sided. i'm a...

the coverage of this is pretty one-sided. i'm a customer of both specialized and mike's bikes (although not together) and IMO they're both relatively responsible and fair companies from a customer...
09-09-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,029
Posted By mschwett

We live in a multi-unit building, the bikes stay...

We live in a multi-unit building, the bikes stay in the (shared) parking garage in the basement, locked through one of those incredibly heavy ABUS chains which then goes through a kryptonite...
09-07-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By mschwett

how safe is the "safety lane" if every car...

how safe is the "safety lane" if every car parking or exiting the parking has to cross it? and even worse, unlike driveways or intersections, parallel parking requires coming to a complete stop, and...
09-07-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By mschwett

no. cycle tracks / bike lanes are safer when...

no.

cycle tracks / bike lanes are safer when buffered from traffic, preferably by an island but parking also works, provided adequate clearances. bike lanes between parking and traffic are crossed...
09-05-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 811
Posted By mschwett

it’s a quad lock “out front” mount. not the out...

it’s a quad lock “out front” mount. not the out front pro, the regular out front, but it’s installed turned around. i don’t really like the phone sticking way out in front of the bars.
09-01-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,427
Posted By mschwett

this is a topic which is near and dear to my...

this is a topic which is near and dear to my heart, literally, as one of the fraction of a percent of people for whom extreme cardio is not just “possibly bad” but demonstrably catastrophically bad....
09-01-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By mschwett

easily fixed with a few rubbery poles,...

easily fixed with a few rubbery poles, multi-space meters, and better signage. the basic design is very common. I’ve seen people willfully put their truck or service vehicle in these protected bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 492,508
Posted By mschwett

Not as racy as some of the 🔥 rides above but it’s...

Not as racy as some of the 🔥 rides above but it’s definitely still black.
...
08-28-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,493
Posted By mschwett

but why steal a car before the bike has been...

but why steal a car before the bike has been attached!
08-27-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By mschwett

not gonna walk up a 1500’ climb lol. i like to...

not gonna walk up a 1500’ climb lol. i like to cover a lot of ground, see different roads and places, have decent endurance but can’t climb those kinds of grades for an hour.

but yes, i’ll...
08-27-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By mschwett

i ride it with the motor off 95% of the time or...

i ride it with the motor off 95% of the time or more, and it’s obviously a heavy bike to start with. i also just really like the look of the integrated bar and stem.

there aren’t any spacers under...
08-23-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By mschwett

seems like shops are hiring; at least the ones i...

seems like shops are hiring; at least the ones i frequent tend to have "experienced mechanic wanted," or "reduced hours due to not having enough experienced mechanics" or "sorry we can only work on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,819
Posted By mschwett

cycling, it seems, like many serious pastimes,...

cycling, it seems, like many serious pastimes, has some seriously judgmental or assholish people in its ranks. that’s to be expected I suppose, especially when a sport has big surges in popularity...
08-23-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 811
Posted By mschwett

no issues. iphone 12 pro max on a quad lock with...

no issues. iphone 12 pro max on a quad lock with the quad lock case, around 3,000 miles in 5 months, mostly average-paving roads at roadie speed, maybe 5-10% underbiking on what some call “gravel”...
08-22-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,558
Posted By mschwett

thule yepp nexxt maxi frame mount. love it,...

thule yepp nexxt maxi frame mount.

love it, a bit bouncy by design but very adjustable and my now 3 year old is super comfy. many happy miles
08-22-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,884
Posted By mschwett

i have seriously considered “garaging” a bike at...

i have seriously considered “garaging” a bike at the office.
08-21-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

38.07mi, 2,500’. 15.5mph. highest weighted power...

38.07mi, 2,500’. 15.5mph. highest weighted power to date for a ride of that length, 224w, felt strong,

...
08-18-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,746
Posted By mschwett

Sure, you can swap tires. But not halfway through...

Sure, you can swap tires. But not halfway through a ride. 20 miles of pavement, 10 miles of dirt, 20 miles of pavement makes for a great ride. And good luck keeping up on the 40 miles of pavement...
08-18-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,844
Posted By mschwett

looks like it'll work very well. the curvature of...

looks like it'll work very well. the curvature of the out front mount (not the out front mount pro) should let you get the phone right over the stem and just about parallel to it. strongly recommend...
08-16-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,558
Posted By mschwett

the specialized SL motors are pretty much the...

the specialized SL motors are pretty much the same power as the mahle x35 system, just mid-drive. battery is only about 25% larger.... i thought class 3 would be really important for a road bike, due...
08-16-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 953,558
Posted By mschwett

thanks! it's class 3, although i can probably...

thanks! it's class 3, although i can probably count on one hand the times i had the assist on while going over 20. i really only use the assist when climbing, or a crazy crazy headwind or something,...
08-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

what does "OD" refer to in this thread? Out...

what does "OD" refer to in this thread? Out Doors? Olympic Distance? On the Dot?

unfortunately no time this weekend for a big ride :sadpikachuface:

21.59mi and 1,339' this AM.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By mschwett

i get a kind of crampy, painful twinge in my...

i get a kind of crampy, painful twinge in my lower right back on a long ride. made some fit tweaks but in the end just stopping every two hours to stretch and walk for 3 min seems to make a huge...
08-11-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,484
Posted By mschwett

interestingly, in california there are many...

interestingly, in california there are many official and semi-official references which make no reference to the right-hand version of the right turn signal. several advocacy and legal websites don’t...
08-09-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By mschwett

did 20 miles with my 10 year old on our last ride...

did 20 miles with my 10 year old on our last ride in the city.

https://imgur.com/a/1S2A1S7

of course, there were burritos involved...
...
08-09-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By mschwett

i find the article incomplete. it makes no...

i find the article incomplete. it makes no mention of the link between cyclists and this behavior, nor the important subjects of tubeless v tube, carbon frames, power meters, the use of phones as...
08-08-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,783
Posted By mschwett

setting all the complexities aside, my experience...

setting all the complexities aside, my experience is that it's possible to burn SO MANY calories cycling (and in an enjoyable way) that in the short term it can overpower even a fairly poor diet.
...
08-07-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

80.2 miles, but only 3,900 feet of elevation. no...

80.2 miles, but only 3,900 feet of elevation. no massive climbs. 5.8% average assistance from the creo, used 17.8% of the battery. didn't have much mojo for the last 1.5 hours, first hour was...
08-01-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,130
Views: 216,076
Posted By mschwett

57.6 yesterday, around 5,000 feet vertical....

57.6 yesterday, around 5,000 feet vertical. Interesting day for it with very variable (but generally favorable) weather!

...
07-28-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By mschwett

yes, regen/charging would have to be done with...

yes, regen/charging would have to be done with the primary motor, as is currently done in direct drive ebikes and scooters. it could still be disengaged to avoid parasitic drag when off and not...
07-26-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By mschwett

I suppose it should go without saying that...

I suppose it should go without saying that there’s nothing of the scale of Fuji in the Bay Area - the highest peaks here are closer to 4,000 feet than 14,000! the ones listed above are enjoyable and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 397,470
Posted By mschwett

nice. which aethos is that?

nice. which aethos is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,619
Views: 397,470
Posted By mschwett

halfway through a nice mellow 52-miler. 5 seconds...

halfway through a nice mellow 52-miler. 5 seconds later, the wind blew it over. :|
...
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