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01-30-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,952
Posted By mschwett

i find they’re way more useful than comparing...

i find they’re way more useful than comparing overall rides. too many variables there, including traffic, road conditions, effort level, differential effects of wind etc.

for any of my favorite...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By mschwett

i’ve been riding the SW aethos for around a year...

i’ve been riding the SW aethos for around a year and 6k miles. i wanted one for quite a while but wasn’t really sold on the s-works version until 12 speed dura ace came out, at which point i thought...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 415
Posted By mschwett

we have a 4 year old and an 11 year old. ...

we have a 4 year old and an 11 year old.

there's a brief period at the beginning where i'd avoid any kind of cycling activity with the little one, and overall saddle time would be very limited. i...
01-29-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 370,976
Posted By mschwett

73.42 miles, flatter than usual with 3,586 feet....

73.42 miles, flatter than usual with 3,586 feet. felt like more hills than that, it's been over a month since i had a >70 mile ride.
01-28-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By mschwett

that’s pretty much the … crux of it 😅

that’s pretty much the … crux of it 😅
01-28-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By mschwett

the other direction works well when the sidewalks...

the other direction works well when the sidewalks are 12’ or more, otherwise the bikes block the accessible way.



totally agree - outside of new development or major remodeling, this is done...
01-27-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By mschwett

it’s pretty much the standard template for more...

it’s pretty much the standard template for more urban areas in north america. i’m not an expert on snow clearance but this is how sidewalks are done in moderate to high density areas of chicago,...
01-23-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By mschwett

you haven’t lived until you’ve paid $14k to see a...

you haven’t lived until you’ve paid $14k to see a big stick crabon stick assplode itself and your whole frame from getting jammed into the rd!
01-22-23, 10:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By mschwett

there may be some editorializing going on there....

there may be some editorializing going on there. a couple different takes on this exist, but they’re all in the same order, of course.

add in AXS vs not, and it’s moderately confusing. probably no...
01-22-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,076
Posted By mschwett

what i find somewhat confusing about the SRAM...

what i find somewhat confusing about the SRAM approach is that "eagle" refers to a huge range of MTB components, unlike, say, "dura-ace" or "XTR" in the shimano world, which specifies both a type...
01-22-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By mschwett

great gift, great upgrade, presumably great kids!!

great gift, great upgrade, presumably great kids!!
01-22-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,238
Posted By mschwett

the u-turn part of this can be a little risky,...

the u-turn part of this can be a little risky, you need to be really sure nobody is making a fast turn, or just going through the intersection fast if it changed quicker than you thought.

we used...
01-22-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By mschwett

ironically, i also have such a tool… but after...

ironically, i also have such a tool… but after not needing it for the 10,000 miles since i got it, it was demoted to “rides >30 miles from home only” status. whoops

...
01-22-23, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By mschwett

Cyclists in the real world are so generous/thoughtful

today i had a (semi-self-induced) mechanical in an area without cell service, and didn't have the quick-link pliers needed to resolve it. was hammering a descent pretty hard (for me), approx 40mph...
01-21-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By mschwett

i’m a licensed architect in multiple states and...

i’m a licensed architect in multiple states and have designed and overseen the construction of millions of square feet of buildings with hundreds if not thousands of bike racks both in the public way...
01-21-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By mschwett

here is the simplest answer to the question -...

here is the simplest answer to the question - their average bike costs approximately 80% of what they sell it to the dealer to. most bike companies are not publicly traded so their gross and...
01-20-23, 11:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By mschwett

an overreach? what? only if you consider all...

an overreach? what? only if you consider all zoning and related public safety requirements (sidewalks, appropriate drainage, exits…) an overreach.

almost all municipalities in america require...
01-19-23, 10:43 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By mschwett

peter sagan on a crappy bike would crush me in...

peter sagan on a crappy bike would crush me in every possible cycling sport invented no matter what i ride. it wouldn’t even be remotely close.

however, i’m very confident i could take a better...
01-14-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By mschwett

never really been an issue, never come back from...

never really been an issue, never come back from a ride with road grime on my shirt. recent weeks aside it doesn’t rain often here. my errand/child seat bike has full fenders and i’ll ride it when...
01-14-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By mschwett

i mean … they may be right that i’m stupid 😂😂 but...

i mean … they may be right that i’m stupid 😂😂 but probably not because of my bike purchases and use 🤔



totally agree, having something you really like and have spent time...
01-14-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By mschwett

i have one of the bikes being bandied about here...

i have one of the bikes being bandied about here - an s-works aethos with 12 speed DA. i ride it to and from work a couple days a week, three or four rides for riding’s sake every week, around 500...
01-13-23, 12:56 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By mschwett

the "value" of something is not what the consumer...

the "value" of something is not what the consumer deems the cost of the materials, parts, etc to be. the value is what someone is willing to pay for it, which has a relationship to how much that...
01-08-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,597
Posted By mschwett

yep, of course they offer a range of products...

yep, of course they offer a range of products which may not all be aesthetic home runs, but as someone who designs stuff for a living and doesn't have any emotional attachment to c+v bicycles, some...
01-08-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 286,055
Posted By mschwett

i decided i wanted to get my phone mounted lower...

i decided i wanted to get my phone mounted lower on my bars, but without the phone being completely "out front" the way a bike computer often is. the phone is just a little too big in the long axis...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By mschwett

exactly. a road bike is a bike designed for use...

exactly. a road bike is a bike designed for use primarily on paved roads. narrow tires, aero riding position, etc. the creo qualifies. it’s a road e-bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By mschwett

this forum is also called “road cycling” - not...

this forum is also called “road cycling” - not “road bikes.” riding an electric road bike on the roads is road cycling. feel free to leave the thread if the content isn’t of interest to you!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-23, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,864
Posted By mschwett

i suppose i'll take another dose of mockery, with...

i suppose i'll take another dose of mockery, with another bike from an uncool brand which shall not be named or identified by graphics from this view! the frame is probably 1.5cm too small for me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 704
Posted By mschwett

i have a couple, with maybe 10k miles on them....

i have a couple, with maybe 10k miles on them. they aren’t magic, but they do have a very nice combination of support and give with the “give” tailored very specifically to the different areas of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 11:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,229
Posted By mschwett

that would give me zero hours in 6,000 miles 😂 ...

that would give me zero hours in 6,000 miles 😂

hours above 200w? kwH? lol
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By mschwett

6,090 miles, 363,000 feet. all outdoors, commutes...

6,090 miles, 363,000 feet. all outdoors, commutes excluded. (probably 150 4-mile round trip commutes, so it hardly would’ve mattered)

suspiciously close to my targets…

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By mschwett

i didn’t see this part. i thought they were just...

i didn’t see this part. i thought they were just extending the ability to cross on the “walk” sign to bikes? around here, there are four way ped crossing intersections (all the walk signs light up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

i made it ! squeezed some climbing in between...

i made it ! squeezed some climbing in between holiday travel and light rain.

...
12-27-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,835
Posted By mschwett

i’m counting on the alleged gap between this...

i’m counting on the alleged gap between this afternoon and tomorrow night!!!

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,227
Posted By mschwett

354k today, should manage to hit 360k which was...

354k today, should manage to hit 360k which was the target. around 60 feet per mile. commutes excluded.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

Wordle 548 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ...

Wordle 548 3/6

⬜⬜⬜🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

one of the strangest “elimination word” results i’ve had.
12-18-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 370,976
Posted By mschwett

104 miles, 6000’, 6.5 hours. fantastic day.

104 miles, 6000’, 6.5 hours. fantastic day.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

niiiice did my first true century today...

niiiice

did my first true century today (last 100+ ride had a little battery assist here and there heh), it was chilly in spots, with some frost on the ground in the deep shade at higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

how do we feel about top tube bags? i kind of...

how do we feel about top tube bags? i kind of hate all bags, at least i think i do, but have an unsupported century planned tomorrow and want to bring a few more things than usual. a small battery...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

yep. and three womenfolk at home ranging from...

yep. and three womenfolk at home ranging from ages 4 to 40something!

luckily the good riding is close to home and work.
11-30-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 370,976
Posted By mschwett

squeezed in 32 at lunch, 1,800 feet. improved my...

squeezed in 32 at lunch, 1,800 feet. improved my outlook on life quite a bit!
11-30-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,087
Posted By mschwett

although i've seen that behavior on other...

although i've seen that behavior on other forums/communities, it actually seems pretty rare here. in fact, more commonly people make off-topic or non-sequitur posts putting down people who choose to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By mschwett

this is why i don’t really ride with friends....

this is why i don’t really ride with friends. they all want to stop and be social at all the cyclist friendly cafes and restaurants multiple times, which to me just totally ruins the vibe and cuts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

beautiful. we had pretty gusty winds north of...

beautiful. we had pretty gusty winds north of you, the kind where it always feels like a headwind but probably isn't. or at least, is only a headwind 80% of the time.

for me the temperature was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

did some hills today. 6,116 feet, 64.03 miles....

did some hills today. 6,116 feet, 64.03 miles. heart rate was in the dumps for the first 2/3 of the ride (average for whole ride, 96, average for first 2/3, 93). legs were NOT happy.
11-19-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,052
Posted By mschwett

he’s quoted as saying that steel is an illusion,...

he’s quoted as saying that steel is an illusion, plastic bikes last forever, and eBikes with throttles are the future!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

new tires, some cockpit adjustments, and new bar...

new tires, some cockpit adjustments, and new bar tape day ! going for a ride after 3 days off the bike due to travel.

...
11-13-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 370,976
Posted By mschwett

77 miles, 4,000’. beautiful clear winter-ish day.

77 miles, 4,000’. beautiful clear winter-ish day.
11-12-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 286,055
Posted By mschwett

i wanted something to mount my varia as high as...

i wanted something to mount my varia as high as possible behind the saddle, not on the seat post, not hanging down any further than necessary. version 1.0 is working pretty well! print quality isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 531,833
Posted By mschwett

groupset looks like it was custom designed to...

groupset looks like it was custom designed to match that frame! 🔥
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,106
Posted By mschwett

i think the word you’re looking for is “dumber”

i think the word you’re looking for is “dumber”
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