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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 387
Posted By caloso

Hold your line.

Hold your line.
09-29-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 815
Posted By caloso

Getting the bivalent booster and the flu shot...

Getting the bivalent booster and the flu shot this afternoon. I know some folks have issues with Kaiser, but they really make wellness care and vaccinations easy.

Had fairly minor reactions...
09-28-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 592
Posted By caloso

Agreed. Average speed is highly affected by...

Agreed. Average speed is highly affected by extraneous variables. I don't pay any attention to it.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By caloso

My commute is fairly short (4 miles, one way) so...

My commute is fairly short (4 miles, one way) so if I just ride to work directly, there really isn't a huge fitness benefit. However, many (most?) of the days I ride to work, I'll use one of the...
09-14-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By caloso

I’m 55 and the same weight I was the day I...

I’m 55 and the same weight I was the day I graduated from high school, so in some ways, my body hasn’t changed at all.
09-13-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 880
Posted By caloso

Time?

Time?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,294
Posted By caloso

Yes, we rode south on the TRT, around Marlette...

Yes, we rode south on the TRT, around Marlette Lake, and then down the Flume Trail. To keep this on topic, notice Lucas’ Shimano M540 pedals. Reliable, bombproof, an excellent value in my opinion....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,294
Posted By caloso

My son and I had an awesome ride on the Nevada...

My son and I had an awesome ride on the Nevada side of the lake last week. Absolutely amazing.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,294
Posted By caloso

Wow. What a thread. I skimmed through most of it,...

Wow. What a thread. I skimmed through most of it, ignored the grammar pedantry and flaming, but think I got the gist.

OP, if clipless doesn’t work for you, don’t use them. Especially if you’re a...
09-02-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 786
Posted By caloso

My gravel bike is a cyclocross bike.

My gravel bike is a cyclocross bike.
09-02-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By caloso

Congratulations! Coincidentally, today is my...

Congratulations! Coincidentally, today is my last commute as well after 26.5 years serving the State of California.
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By caloso

From: ...

From: https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/1331/are-tubular-tyres-dead
08-31-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By caloso

I go with the smaller frame and a longer stem. It...

I go with the smaller frame and a longer stem. It works for me.
08-31-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By caloso

Mine: 2016 Specialized Tarmac (road bike) ...

Mine:
2016 Specialized Tarmac (road bike)
2015 Specialized Transition (TT bike)
2012 Ellsworth Roots CX
2005 (?) On-One Pompino SSCX
2021 Canyon Exceed hardtail MTB

My wife:
2005 (?) Marin...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 738
Posted By caloso

I know that climb. It's a doozy.

I know that climb. It's a doozy.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By caloso

Another vote for Race Face.

Another vote for Race Face.
08-30-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,501
Posted By caloso

I can relate. My dad and his older brother both...

I can relate. My dad and his older brother both had heart attacks around 54-55. They had the family history, but they also had terrible lifestyles: ate too much, drank too much, smoked too much,...
08-29-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By caloso

What does the chain actually do? When you say it...

What does the chain actually do? When you say it feels like it fell off, does it actually fall off?
08-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,501
Posted By caloso

I'd like to make the season podium in the B55+...

I'd like to make the season podium in the B55+ category of my local CX series.
08-29-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By caloso

No. Z3 is Z3 no matter the length, and it ain't...

No. Z3 is Z3 no matter the length, and it ain't recovery.
Replies: 34
Views: 821
Posted By caloso

FWIW, a lot of CX racers still favor sew-ups.

FWIW, a lot of CX racers still favor sew-ups.
08-25-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By caloso

It's a great idea, especially if they could carry...

It's a great idea, especially if they could carry extra water and food.
08-25-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By caloso

About $250 new. ...

About $250 new. https://www.theproscloset.com/products/4iiii-precision-power-meter-shimano-ultegra-r6800-left-crank-arm-172-5mm-1
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,469
Posted By caloso

I've done a version of this where I was doing an...

I've done a version of this where I was doing an interval set where I kept riding up to the wheel of a woman riding a steady pace. I didn't want her to think I was creeping on her, so I yelled...
08-25-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By caloso

In the 20's, from looking at the Quarq and Stages...

In the 20's, from looking at the Quarq and Stages PMs on my bikes. I've never seen a bike power meter with a pitot tube or barometer.
08-25-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By caloso

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the...

A powermeter won't tell you anything about the wind, just the power you're putting into the bike. This is actually a benefit in a way. If you're doing power-based training, it doesn't matter how...
08-25-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 169,808
Posted By caloso

Mine is about as bad. my 11-speed road bike...

Mine is about as bad.

my 11-speed road bike
my 10-speed TT bike
my 10-speed CX bike
my son's 10-speed CX bike (we can swap wheels between the two CX bikes, which is nice because I can have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 984
Posted By caloso

This just means that the two bikes have the same...

This just means that the two bikes have the same gearing and wheel size. *If* you could turn the pedals over at 100rpm in its largest gear, you would go 39mph on flat ground. But very few riders...
08-24-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 169,808
Posted By caloso

Same. I have way too many rim brake wheels.

Same. I have way too many rim brake wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By caloso

Maybe?

Maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,469
Posted By caloso

There's nothing wrong with that. I just wanted...

There's nothing wrong with that. I just wanted some context on what he said was his workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,790
Posted By caloso

The main group ride that I do has no formal...

The main group ride that I do has no formal leaders or rules, but there is one unwritten rule that is strictly enforced by the elder statesmen: Don't be a dumbass. Especially don't be a dangerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,469
Posted By caloso

Many riders, self included, will do workouts of...

Many riders, self included, will do workouts of repeated intervals at a certain effort, whether that’s measured by power or heart rate or just feel. So don’t be surprised if you see a rider go hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,790
Posted By caloso

I try to approach each group ride with a plan....

I try to approach each group ride with a plan. Sometimes I’ll go out and focus on being smooth and comfortable with moving around the group, and stay in the rotation. Sometimes I’ll focus on using as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,469
Posted By caloso

What kind of workout is this? Do you just head...

What kind of workout is this? Do you just head out to do laps and then look for a rabbit to chase?
08-21-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By caloso

Years ago I found some 28 mm Kendas in order to...

Years ago I found some 28 mm Kendas in order to do a similar project, but I just looked on Kenda’s website and it looks like 33 is the smallest they make now.
08-20-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By caloso

Im sure they work fine. Im not sure Id want to...

Im sure they work fine. Im not sure Id want to put my phone on my bars when there are smaller, cheaper, better battery life, more robust, purpose built options.
08-19-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By caloso

Huh.

Huh.
08-19-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 776
Posted By caloso

Are people really using their phones as bike...

Are people really using their phones as bike computers?
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By caloso

I rode directly to work this morning but I'll...

I rode directly to work this morning but I'll take a 20 mile detour home this evening.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By caloso

My son rode his bike most days to middle and high...

My son rode his bike most days to middle and high school, and his take was that the last 1/4 mile and the entrance to the school parking lot was always the sketchiest part of the trip due to the...
08-16-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,776
Posted By caloso

That exact route doesn't exist any more due to...

That exact route doesn't exist any more due to housing construction in West Sac, but the ride is still going. Still flat, still windy, still hella fast.
08-16-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By caloso

The longest running rides around here leave from...

The longest running rides around here leave from the same place every week, at the same time (depending on daylight saving time), and take the same route. No leaders, no sweepers, no sponsors, no...
08-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,763
Posted By caloso

That's a big week. Well done.

That's a big week. Well done.
08-09-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

This is amazing. I had an 85 World Sport that my...

This is amazing. I had an 85 World Sport that my parents gave me as a HS graduation present, and I rode it all through college and law school, commuted to my first job on it, and even did a handful...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By caloso

12-13 mph. The biggest factor on my commuting...

12-13 mph. The biggest factor on my commuting speed is how many stop lights I happen to make.
08-04-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,079
Posted By caloso

Oh boy, this thread is giving me Chem 8A...

Oh boy, this thread is giving me Chem 8A flashbacks. OChem PTSD.
08-01-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,945
Posted By caloso

It used to be a thing. ...

It used to be a thing.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By caloso

[I just threw that in because inevitably someone...

[I just threw that in because inevitably someone will chime in with "what's the point of riding faster? I just want to enjoy the scenery!"]
08-01-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By caloso

Both the burger and the chicken are going to have...

Both the burger and the chicken are going to have a lot more protein and a lot less sugar than a muffin.
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