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Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,467
Posted By GhostRider62

I don't even test drive cars.

I don't even test drive cars.
08-26-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,670
Posted By GhostRider62

No races or events in the nearterm. I ride 6...

No races or events in the nearterm. I ride 6 days per week. I try to do one VO2 max interval session every 6-8 days. One 2 x 20 interval session. One longish ride. The rest are 20-35 miles with...
08-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,214
Posted By GhostRider62

Ok. I do think stopping an interval or workout...

Ok. I do think stopping an interval or workout is a big deal. Stopping to help another cyclist is a big deal. Insulting someone is not nice. Seriously.

Not having the means to repair or...
08-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,214
Posted By GhostRider62

Every year I come across at least 3 or more...

Every year I come across at least 3 or more serious looking cyclists on $10K bikes stranded due to a ruptured tire or once in a while they can't fix a flat. I always carried a partially worn 25 mm...
08-25-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,862
Posted By GhostRider62

You have too much upper body mass, those little...

You have too much upper body mass, those little pencil legs can't do it. All athletic pursuits are specific. Keep working at it and your legs or more specifically the mitochondria and associated...
08-25-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,214
Posted By GhostRider62

You get Assos at factory discount sales, too?

You get Assos at factory discount sales, too?
08-25-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,214
Posted By GhostRider62

In the bag on my bike next to the spare tire.

In the bag on my bike next to the spare tire.
08-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By GhostRider62

I had a cycling friend who worked as a mechanic...

I had a cycling friend who worked as a mechanic out there, he lived out of his ford econoline parked behind the shop and cleaned up in the shop's shower.
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,534
Posted By GhostRider62

I have done several long tours without concrete...

I have done several long tours without concrete destinations or any planning. Winging it day by day. Here is one example where I had 4 weeks

I flew into Auckland and rode to Rotura to see a...
08-24-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

And, F1 drivers wax their chains.

And, F1 drivers wax their chains.
08-24-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

It was at altitude. Some have estimated the...

It was at altitude. Some have estimated the power to have been 365 watts. In any case, your 750-800 watts is crazy wrong. It was not Reynolds tubing and the record has been broken a number of...
08-24-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

Interesting comments about frame and wheel...

Interesting comments about frame and wheel stiffness by Damon Rinard in the attached.

I can only imagine the vertical compliance comfort of a newer bike with seat stays attached halfway down the...
08-24-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By GhostRider62

Just buy her a cappuccino and talk nice.

Just buy her a cappuccino and talk nice.
08-24-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

Jan Heine claims a 12% increase in power for a...

Jan Heine claims a 12% increase in power for a more flexible steel bike compared to a less flexible one. He does not show his work or the data. He shows a chart and says his legs feel warm on one...
08-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,881
Posted By GhostRider62

I have no idea why the OP is asking or what he is...

I have no idea why the OP is asking or what he is trying to ascertain, which is why I asked in one of the posts.

I have never done a single ride in my life without stopping.

My interpretation...
08-24-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,333
Posted By GhostRider62

I think the "missing" heart beat thing is PVC or...

I think the "missing" heart beat thing is PVC or premature ventricular contraction. The electrical signal arrives to the left ventricle from somewhere other than the SA node and before the LV has...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By GhostRider62

An option is just to walk into the supermarket...

An option is just to walk into the supermarket with your bike. Look confident and just go about collecting up your stuff.
08-23-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,786
Posted By GhostRider62

Ok, mr tough guy Do you think exposed tats...

Ok, mr tough guy

Do you think exposed tats affect (good) employment?

I know I would never hire let alone promote someone with tats exposed all over the place.
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By GhostRider62

I have had two thefts and both were in European...

I have had two thefts and both were in European cities.

If in any city, I do not let the bike out of my sight nor very far. Easy for me because I hate cities.

In fly over country, I will let...
08-23-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,168
Posted By GhostRider62

I'm the wrong kind of engineer to make a decent...

I'm the wrong kind of engineer to make a decent analysis but I have been riding a long time and like everyone, I have my anecdotal observations.

My best climbing bike is a very stiff Pinarello...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,333
Posted By GhostRider62

I disagree with much of what you wrote but to be...

I disagree with much of what you wrote but to be honest, it is not important enough to write a similarly long winded song.

OP has to decide what is desired.

Round tubes, gravel bikes, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,333
Posted By GhostRider62

Frames break. I have broken one steel, two...

Frames break. I have broken one steel, two carbons, and one magnesium.

Don't let that be a determining factor.

Life is too short to be on a slow bike.

Get the fast one that you like and...
08-22-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,791
Posted By GhostRider62

You want to pay my divorce attorney? A...

You want to pay my divorce attorney?

A better question is. How do you hide your bikes?
08-22-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By GhostRider62

2 hour video with commercials? Talk about...

2 hour video with commercials?

Talk about a mental challenge.

I'm going out for 2 hours ride in the rain instead.
08-20-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,918
Posted By GhostRider62

I would never NOT even not consider not washing a...

I would never NOT even not consider not washing a merino top when bikepacking, touring, or backpacking. That is the beauty of the fibre, it does not absorb much moisture or odor. It ain't like...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By GhostRider62

I used a bivvy on the Trans Am Bike Race. If you...

I used a bivvy on the Trans Am Bike Race. If you are only sleeping several hours, who cares. If you are spending 12 hours in the rain? Give me my light tent. I did a tour once where it rained...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,453
Posted By GhostRider62

Is it best to mount the pony keg to the decaler...

Is it best to mount the pony keg to the decaler or would it be best on the rear rack?

I would be afraid of refilling while riding with it on the back. Maybe a camelback hose jerryrigged would be...
08-19-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By GhostRider62

My BP is highest in the morning and lowest after...

My BP is highest in the morning and lowest after a ride in the afternoon. It is higher if my pain levels are elevated. BP definitely varies.
08-19-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,918
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a couple Cima Coppi custom SS jerseys in...

I have a couple Cima Coppi custom SS jerseys in the finer yarn gage. Aren't they the best merino maker? I also have IBEX and a couple others, the names of which escape me. Once it hits 68F unless...
08-19-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,534
Posted By GhostRider62

Let me do the math for you. N + 1

Let me do the math for you.

N + 1
08-18-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,249
Posted By GhostRider62

I blew it on the exam. I winged it with allure...

I blew it on the exam. I winged it with allure libre and audax, but guessed wrong. I had hoped for an extra credit question. Darn.

Insert sardonic emoji
08-18-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By GhostRider62

You'll be fine. I did 187 miles in one day...

You'll be fine.

I did 187 miles in one day earlier this year and had not had a ride longer than 34 miles in my legs.
08-17-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By GhostRider62

I was young. I started in London and went South...

I was young. I started in London and went South and then thru Wales into the tip of Scotland and it was so cold there in early May, so, I said screw that and went to France. It was several weeks to...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By GhostRider62

Ok. Do as you wish. Who cares. Just stay off...

Ok. Do as you wish. Who cares. Just stay off my lawn.
08-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By GhostRider62

Zwift races start really hard and never seem to...

Zwift races start really hard and never seem to have a letup and the draft is miniscule compared to a real race. If you are tall, the aerodynamic model is horrible. Shorter is always faster in...
08-17-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By GhostRider62

Can't get parts for an 11S etap failure. I...

Can't get parts for an 11S etap failure. I will wait for Shimano and never buy SRAM again.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By GhostRider62

[/i] OP said the property was posted. It was...

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OP said the property was posted. It was thru a private complex.

There is not much more to know. You don't post if there is a right of way.

In my state, if a property is posted, it is...
08-15-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
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.

...
Forum: Foo
08-14-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,236
Posted By GhostRider62

Because they are good with math.

Because they are good with math.
Replies: 40
Views: 1,453
Posted By GhostRider62

McKeesport? A good time for some threshold work...

McKeesport? A good time for some threshold work on crust the commonwealth
08-13-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,249
Posted By GhostRider62

Pot calling the kettle black. A $13k bike...

Pot calling the kettle black.

A $13k bike with inferior DT shifters and inferior brakes could only be loved by a retrogrouch. I understand the applications are due August 15 and interviews...
08-13-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,249
Posted By GhostRider62

Look at all the fast randonneurs riding fat tires...

Look at all the fast randonneurs riding fat tires and steel.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x742/pbp_01mr_1024x742_f96460d5a949b01dc7c83e4852c6c826ae7cf31c.jpg
08-12-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By GhostRider62

No, it makes a lot of sense. I left one of the...

No, it makes a lot of sense. I left one of the pay for play platforms for that reason and others. I'd have a 12 hour ride with say 2 hours at threshold, 3 hours of tempo, 3 hours Z2 and 4 hours Z1....
08-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,351
Posted By GhostRider62

Chronic Training Load (CTL) is a critical...

Chronic Training Load (CTL) is a critical component of fitness.

https://www.alancouzens.com/blog/volume-vs-intensity.php
08-11-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,333
Posted By GhostRider62

As a youngster, I met an "elderly" American...

As a youngster, I met an "elderly" American couple touring France on a tandem. They lamented only being able to ride 40-60 miles per day and having to take rest days and enjoy the museums, etc. ...
08-11-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,581
Posted By GhostRider62

What fight? Being told you are wrong is not...

What fight?

Being told you are wrong is not a fight.

When you put yourself into a hole, just stop digging.

I apologized for hurting your feelings and even offered that your shock could be...
08-11-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,333
Posted By GhostRider62

My trigeminal trigger is when airplanes descend....

My trigeminal trigger is when airplanes descend. Theory is pressure change on a vessel hits the nerve. It happens 50% of the time when flying. The Occipital seems pretty well controlled by the RF...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By GhostRider62

Insurance does not always pay for a claim nor do...

Insurance does not always pay for a claim nor do the pay the entire amount. The landowner can also be on the hook. And, if there is a payout, the landowner's policy, if they can then get one, will...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,133
Posted By GhostRider62

I have a second property that I rent. It has a...

I have a second property that I rent. It has a cut thru driveway connecting two public streets, it is convenient for trespassers to cut thru. It is posted "Private Property" and language to keep...
Forum: Foo
08-10-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By GhostRider62

I done throw a bone now and them to you spelling...

I done throw a bone now and them to you spelling police; all kinda grammer and punctiation mistakes to give you something to fight about,
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