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Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 428
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: 24
Views: 428
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: 24
Views: 428
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
10-26-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
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: 144
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: 4
Views: 167
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: 1,176
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: 7
Views: 209
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...
10-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 691
Posted By caloso

When I was getting ready to do Haleakala in Maui,...

When I was getting ready to do Haleakala in Maui, I just told myself it was just Diablo repeats.
10-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 472
Posted By caloso

6 days typically. I am normally a bike commuter,...

6 days typically. I am normally a bike commuter, but I have a standing Friday morning medical appointment that requires me to drive in on those days.
10-22-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16,629
Views: 1,054,585
Posted By caloso

Huh. I was on Zwift this morning and didn't...

Huh. I was on Zwift this morning and didn't notice anything different, although I run it on AppleTV.
10-21-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26,100
Views: 2,729,388
Posted By caloso

Took advantage of working from home and a break...

Took advantage of working from home and a break in the rain to do a threshold workout on the ring road of our local 9-hole muni golf course.
10-21-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By caloso

No, you don’t have to, but I get pretty sweaty on...

No, you don’t have to, but I get pretty sweaty on those spin bikes, and regular gym shorts tend to bunch, hold moisture, and have seams in the wrong places Recipe for chafing.
10-21-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16,629
Views: 1,054,585
Posted By caloso

Worked from home today and got a break in the...

Worked from home today and got a break in the rain so went out for a 3x10’ threshold workout. Nice way to break up the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,455
Posted By caloso

I have a 2016 Tarmac. 28mm seems extremely tight...

I have a 2016 Tarmac. 28mm seems extremely tight to me. They might clear, but any dirt or sand that adheres to the tire is going to scour the insides of the chainstays. I'd go with nicer 25mm...
10-19-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By caloso

Why donít you post a poll?

Why donít you post a poll?
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,740
Posted By caloso

The OP's role is as a road user and taxpayer.

The OP's role is as a road user and taxpayer.
Forum: Introductions
10-19-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By caloso

Hello from Sacramento!

Hello from Sacramento!
10-18-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By caloso

Are your routes relatively lumpy? If it assumes...

Are your routes relatively lumpy? If it assumes a flat line, that could be the difference.

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216919487-How-Distance-is-Calculated
10-18-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By caloso

The IM California bike segment is on some of the...

The IM California bike segment is on some of the same roads as the Sacramento Century. It's double out-and-back from West Sac down past Clarksburg. https://www.ironman.com/im-california-course
...
10-18-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By caloso

I’m only aware of tri shorts, which have a thin...

I’m only aware of tri shorts, which have a thin pad that allows for running. Otherwise, no. And yes, you may be overthinking it.
10-15-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,180
Posted By caloso

I try not to stop at all if I can help it....

I try not to stop at all if I can help it. Usually depends on how much coffee I've had before the ride.
10-15-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By caloso

Bike Around The Buttes, starting and ending in...

Bike Around The Buttes, starting and ending in Sutter, is pretty flat too. It has one hill, more like a false flat. Route-Info- (http://www.bikearoundthebuttes.com/Route-Info-.html)
10-15-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By caloso

You can also just come to Sacramento and ride the...

You can also just come to Sacramento and ride the ARBT from Discovery to Granite Bay and back and call it a metric plus.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By caloso

Possibly. I wouldn’t do it with a road tire, but...

Possibly. I wouldn’t do it with a road tire, but I have had good luck with “ghetto tubeless” for lower pressure CX tires.
10-15-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By caloso

I put my old Ridley Excalibur on my trainer. ...

I put my old Ridley Excalibur on my trainer. Like others have said, make sure to wipe it down when you are done with a ride. I donít do much sprinting on it, so that probably helps minimize lateral...
10-14-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By caloso

You just missed it, unfortunately: ...

You just missed it, unfortunately: https://www.sacramentocentury.com/ride/
Pancake flat.
Put it on the calendar for next fall.
10-14-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,050
Posted By caloso

Move the cleat to the inside.

Move the cleat to the inside.
10-13-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,360
Posted By caloso

Don't puncture the cartridge till you use it.

Don't puncture the cartridge till you use it.
10-11-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,218
Posted By caloso

You're doing awesomely. Keep going.

You're doing awesomely. Keep going.
10-07-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16,629
Views: 1,054,585
Posted By caloso

Did a 6x2min vo2max set this morning. Hit all my...

Did a 6x2min vo2max set this morning. Hit all my targets, I'm starting to love VO2max work because they're hard but short and satisfying. As I was riding back to my house to get ready for work, I...
10-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 868
Posted By caloso

I've got some Ultegra QRs that will last till...

I've got some Ultegra QRs that will last till doomsday. And probably beyond.
10-06-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,859
Posted By caloso

If you normally wear a baselayer, and this jersey...

If you normally wear a baselayer, and this jersey is too tight to comfortably fit with one, then I think you've answered your own question.
10-06-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,129
Posted By caloso

I like to keep the pedals moving in a group ride...

I like to keep the pedals moving in a group ride or race so you can instantly apply pressure again. Keeps things much smoother. On a hill, I don't know if there's much benefit other than keeping...
10-05-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,050
Posted By caloso

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-PD-M520-SPD-Peda...

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-PD-M520-SPD-Pedals
10-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,050
Posted By caloso

M520 are a great value. 2 sided, bombproof, and...

M520 are a great value. 2 sided, bombproof, and come with the single release cleats.
...
10-05-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,050
Posted By caloso

I have a pair of Flip pedals. Theyíre great. Good...

I have a pair of Flip pedals. Theyíre great. Good choice for a commute bike where you want flexibility. As for float, itís a personal comfort thing. As for multi-release, I donít like it. I only want...
10-04-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By caloso

FWIW, my kid rides his CX bike (Spec Crux) in...

FWIW, my kid rides his CX bike (Spec Crux) in crits and the local Saturday morning road championships. 46x12 is his biggest gear, which forces him to really spin it, but he does fine.
10-03-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By caloso

Perhaps a moderator could move this to mechanics.

Perhaps a moderator could move this to mechanics.
10-02-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26,100
Views: 2,729,388
Posted By caloso

Merry CXmas! ...

Merry CXmas!
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/444x301/a8d12d66_7a50_4616_aaa1_dac86a292d7d_01901a5d7f78afaab90e7a4b5bb7bb1ee5d390a0.jpeg
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10-02-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By caloso

I thought this thread was about Carmeloís ball...

I thought this thread was about Carmeloís ball handling.
10-02-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16,629
Views: 1,054,585
Posted By caloso

Midpack, finished on the lead lap, and only...

Midpack, finished on the lead lap, and only crashed once. All in all, not terrible.
10-01-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By caloso

And one of them finished 5th in the World.

And one of them finished 5th in the World.
10-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By caloso

All of the elevation change is up and down levee...

All of the elevation change is up and down levee roads. You could do it on a track bike.
10-01-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By caloso

It might work, although in my experience stock...

It might work, although in my experience stock skewers just have a plastic cap on the non-cam side can get pretty chewed up.
10-01-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,082
Posted By caloso

Every jersey I own has a full zipper. And they...

Every jersey I own has a full zipper. And they don't stink if you wash them after you wear them. Maybe that's not possible on tour, I don't know.
10-01-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,082
Posted By caloso

Is it really that difficult to understand that...

Is it really that difficult to understand that many riders, particularly those who commit to significant time or intensity, prefer clothing that is optimized for the activity?
10-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16,629
Views: 1,054,585
Posted By caloso

Bit of an openers workout this morning. Sac CX #...

Bit of an openers workout this morning. Sac CX # 1 tomorrow! B50+ look out!
10-01-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,082
Posted By caloso

1) Yes, and I donít know anyone who is going out...

1) Yes, and I donít know anyone who is going out to do lunch time intervals in their regular clothes. Lunch runners, swimmers, crossfitters, etc., donít workout in their regular clothes either.

2)...
10-01-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,082
Posted By caloso

I didnít say I was uncomfortable on a saddle...

I didnít say I was uncomfortable on a saddle without padding. Farther up the thread I said I typically commute in office clothes. Yesterday when I rode home I didnít even bother taking off my tie. I...
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