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09-17-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By ksryder

And now, for something completely different:...

And now, for something completely different: Orange Mud endurance pack (https://www.orangemud.com/collections/mountain-biking-hydration-packs). Has a 2 liter bladder. Between that and two 26-oz...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

RAAM riders routinely cite Kansas as their least...

RAAM riders routinely cite Kansas as their least favorite state to ride through. Hot, pretty good chance of a 20 mph sustained crosswind if not a headwind much of the time, the western 1/3 of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

If I were suddenly in a position where money...

If I were suddenly in a position where money wasn't an issue and I could just ride all the time I would like to attempt Race to the Rock in Australia. It's basically a bikepacking race through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I mean every rule has an exception and doggos are...

I mean every rule has an exception and doggos are always exceptional.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I prefer the unfeasible burger.

I prefer the unfeasible burger.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I recently signed up for Paramount+ and I'm...

I recently signed up for Paramount+ and I'm working my way through the various Star Trek series because I want to watch some of the newer series that I never watched the first time around like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Wichita is a completely unremarkable town but...

Wichita is a completely unremarkable town but people from there are perplexingly fiercely proud of it.

Another well-regarded regional chain with local roots is Braum's Ice Cream which started in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Fun fact White Castle started in Wichita, KS even...

Fun fact White Castle started in Wichita, KS even though there hasn't been a White Castle there for decades now. There's actually a surprising number of nationally-known or at least regionally-known...
09-13-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,182
Posted By ksryder

Sure I have. Nothing memorable but even though I...

Sure I have. Nothing memorable but even though I carry spare parts and tools for which the need is reasonably foreseeable on that particular type of ride, sometimes you forget or you're in a hurry or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

My latest amusement has been riding to increments...

My latest amusement has been riding to increments of ALMOST a whole number, like 59.9 miles, and deliberately stopping my computer so I can show my wife the ride and infuriate her. Good times.
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By ksryder

I too am familiar with the post-poop victory lap.

I too am familiar with the post-poop victory lap.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

That was my strategy but when I upgraded from a...

That was my strategy but when I upgraded from a dumb trainer (Cyclops Fluid) to a smart trainer (Wahoo KICKR Snap) it started burning through tires really, really quickly.

I bought an actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I've always given people names for pets. A really...

I've always given people names for pets. A really nondescript name like Steve is for some reason funny when it's a dog. My first cat as an adult was George. Right now we also have Frank and Floyd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

So this is Cyrus, a partially blind and deaf dog...

So this is Cyrus, a partially blind and deaf dog that we are fostering until he gets adopted. He is partially blind and deaf because of an irresponsible breeder who then compounded their...
08-30-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,994
Posted By ksryder

Going the other direction -- I just got a second...

Going the other direction -- I just got a second wheelset for my gravel bike so I could have road wheelset and a gravel wheelset. And by "road" I mean 700x40mm tubeless. Challenge Strada Biancas.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

It's a banger. The game and the song. My wife...

It's a banger. The game and the song. My wife bought me an Xbox right before the pandemic started so it was good timing. I grew up in the 80s and 90s and have always felt a little guilty about gaming...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Ashton Lambie, who just broke the 4k time trial...

Ashton Lambie, who just broke the 4k time trial world record in track, and used to work at a nearby LBS, is a big LOTR fan and his instagram handle (bahamalongbottom) is a reference to that. He also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I recently played Fallout: New Vegas and "Big...

I recently played Fallout: New Vegas and "Big Iron" is featured heavily in the soundtrack to that game. The game is over 10 years old which is positively ancient in the video game world and it came...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

On the Louis Vuitton website one of the pictures...

On the Louis Vuitton website one of the pictures has a model sitting at a cafe in Paris reading a book that just says "Paris" on the front cover just in case we didn't all figure out that she was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Sometimes the non-cycling world attempts to...

Sometimes the non-cycling world attempts to appropriate cycling with hilarious results. To wit, a $28,900 Louis Vuitton single speed bike that is probably less capable than anything from State:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Kansas. Apparently they're common in Texas but...

Kansas. Apparently they're common in Texas but winters usually take care of them up here, but what with ever-changing weather (oak mites were the big problem a couple years ago) we get all sorts of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Speaking of lawns... apparently army worms are a...

Speaking of lawns... apparently army worms are a thing this year. IDGAF about my lawn and I pay someone to mow it but it sounds like I may need them to spray some poison on it.
Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,511
Posted By ksryder

Yeah literally the only person who wanted Mike...

Yeah literally the only person who wanted Mike Richards to host was Mike Richards. Luckily, he was thoroughly vetted by Mike Richards, and Mike Richards decided that Mike Richards was the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

This was specifically for refunds if you decide...

This was specifically for refunds if you decide not to go. I'm not sure why this is confusing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I mean I can explain it to you but I can't...

I mean I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

All of this and more: Given the part of the...

All of this and more: Given the part of the country I live in and the general attitude of people around here, they are highly unlikely to cancel the event. I, however, am being far more cautious so...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,754
Posted By ksryder

I B T L. Also wow I can't remember the last...

I B T L.

Also wow I can't remember the last time standover height was discussed as a valid metric for anything. I guess 21 years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I signed up for an event that's in 3 weeks but...

I signed up for an event that's in 3 weeks but for some reason that I can't remember now I did not purchase the additional event cancellation insurance which was remarkably stupid of me given, you...
08-19-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,994
Posted By ksryder

According to my friends who rode SBT the roads...

According to my friends who rode SBT the roads are much more hardpacked dirt than the type of chunky gravel we get in the midwest, so using a slick isn't that outlandish.

I sort of agree with Jan...
08-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,937
Posted By ksryder

Yes this is a new and fresh observation that has...

Yes this is a new and fresh observation that has never been discussed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

My understanding is that they're for CX where...

My understanding is that they're for CX where burping tires is more of a risk.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I thought we were conducting ourselves...

I thought we were conducting ourselves appropriately.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I'm going to wait until the prices are a bit more...

I'm going to wait until the prices are a bit more grounded.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Not that uncommon in the midwest. Not everyone is...

Not that uncommon in the midwest. Not everyone is doing it every day, but a not insignificant number are. Several years ago when I was living way out in the boondocks I was driving that distance one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I once started plotting a bikepacking route that...

I once started plotting a bikepacking route that followed the Oregon Trail as closely as possible on dirt roads, starting from Independence, MO. I used Google satellite images and county maps from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Same, and Mrs. Ksryder employed a similar...

Same, and Mrs. Ksryder employed a similar strategy.

Now that I'm older I've had several moments where I suddenly recall some situation from my young and single days and realize "oh she was coming...
08-13-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By ksryder

Agree. The line between innovation and...

Agree. The line between innovation and ill-advised hack job is difficult to define, but in the words of Justice Potter Stewart, "I know it when I see it." Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184, 197, 84 S....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I've talked about this elsewhere but yeah, RIP...

I've talked about this elsewhere but yeah, RIP flybys. I understand why they nerfed them but I wish there would've been a more elegant solution than what they did.

Semi-related, because I don't...
08-10-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By ksryder

I like a slightly wider bar -- 44 cm -- because...

I like a slightly wider bar -- 44 cm -- because I'm a bit broad shouldered. I also like a minimal flare -- 12 degrees max. I prefer a shallow bar so I can spend more time in the drops during long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

My Wahoo did that after I accidentally left it in...

My Wahoo did that after I accidentally left it in my jersey pocket and sent it through the wash. It still recorded distance just fine but the elevation was jacked. Wahoo was kind enough to give me...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Excuse me while I reply to this post from three...

Excuse me while I reply to this post from three days ago. Over the years I have observed some people who just simply seem to lack the ability to be alert. When I'm riding I'm more or less constantly...
08-10-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By ksryder

New bikes are fun and worst case scenario is you...

New bikes are fun and worst case scenario is you have a bike that is capable of riding off-pavement but is still perfectly capable on the road.

I just bought a bike actually marketed as a gravel...
08-10-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,723
Posted By ksryder

It's definitely terrain-specific. 650b just...

It's definitely terrain-specific. 650b just doesn't make much sense for the type of riding and terrain I have available but if I was regularly on bumpy fire access roads with lots of climbing I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Poor thing was scared out of its mind. But also...

Poor thing was scared out of its mind. But also everyone knows the best way to catch a cat is to put out a cardboard box.
08-02-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,543
Posted By ksryder

Hey good news everyone, it looks like the heat...

Hey good news everyone, it looks like the heat wave has finally broken (at least where I live) so we can all ride our bikes again!
07-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,784
Posted By ksryder

As someone else who rides in Kansas I can assure...

As someone else who rides in Kansas I can assure you that is not a widespread practice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Since I got the new bike I looked at the "sold...

Since I got the new bike I looked at the "sold listings" on ebay to see what my old bike might sell for. I know bike prices are a little ridiculous right now but it's a 13-year-old frame that I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Well for the 200 mile event I'd say about 10% are...

Well for the 200 mile event I'd say about 10% are riding to compete and everyone else is riding to complete. But whether you bike 200 miles at 10 mph or 20 mph, it still takes a lot of work and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

Huh. First thought is that scene in the...

Huh.

First thought is that scene in the Simpsons movie where the Government puts out a propaganda commercial about why Springfield never existed and uses Tom Hanks as the spokesman because "The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10,504
Views: 143,671
Posted By ksryder

I'm here for all the unsolicited advice you could...

I'm here for all the unsolicited advice you could want on how to finish solidly in the middle of the pack.
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