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05-18-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By ofajen

Itís not just in your head (the physics are that...

Itís not just in your head (the physics are that stem length matters on this) but you almost certainly will get used to it. If it were me, I would just ride the bike as is until then, rather than...
05-17-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 540
Posted By ofajen

Iím back to working out at the rec center more...

Iím back to working out at the rec center more often, as in weights, circuit training and maybe a bit of stair climber or spin bike.

Otto
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5,623
Views: 67,999
Posted By ofajen

This is the first one I recall with only green. ...

This is the first one I recall with only green. Weird.

Wordle 331 4/6

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Otto
05-15-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By ofajen

I have this one, the Park FR-6, and it should...

I have this one, the Park FR-6, and it should work for the first two:

https://www.parktool.com/product/freewheel-remover-fr-6?category=Cassette%20%26%20Freewheel

The ACS has six slots and I...
05-15-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By ofajen

Sometimes you get the bearÖ sometimes the bear...

Sometimes you get the bearÖ sometimes the bear gets you. Good call being sensible and taking care of yourself!

Otto
05-10-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,347
Posted By ofajen

Parse this just right and you would do Dr. Seuss...

Parse this just right and you would do Dr. Seuss proud.

Otto
05-10-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 688
Posted By ofajen

It worked ok for me with my old 26er MTB but...

It worked ok for me with my old 26er MTB but turned out to be unnecessary. I had a set with smooth tires for warmer dryer weather and a second set with small knob tires for winter.

Turns out I...
05-04-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,939
Posted By ofajen

Or WWV and WWVH. 😊 Otto

Or WWV and WWVH. 😊

Otto
04-30-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 298,337
Posted By ofajen

34 windy miles after the rain stopped. The sun...

34 windy miles after the rain stopped. The sun was out by the end and temps about 60 degrees F. Tomorrowís weather is looking good, too!

Otto
04-30-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By ofajen

60 degrees F has a lot to recommend it. Warm...

60 degrees F has a lot to recommend it. Warm enough not to need extra layers but cool enough to dissipate a lot of heat. Thatís what it was today and it was a great day for working hard into the...
04-30-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By ofajen

SorryÖ a bit sloppy in the previous post. Of...

SorryÖ a bit sloppy in the previous post. Of course Iím talking about instantaneous power (energy per unit time expressed in Watts) and not work (in units of energy expressed in Joules).

Otto
04-29-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By ofajen

To avoid getting too excited, Iím recycling a...

To avoid getting too excited, Iím recycling a post I made about a year ago that explains how FG and SS are different when the rider is not pedaling hard enough to push the bike forward.

For FG...
04-27-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By ofajen

Thanks for this. I just recently decided to try...

Thanks for this. I just recently decided to try drop bars again on my Schwinn SS road frame and was using non-aero levers, but getting a fair amount of pain in my hands.

This linked thread has...
04-26-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,618
Posted By ofajen

Continental responded to the updated ETRTO...

Continental responded to the updated ETRTO standards for (wider) expected rim width that came out before the 5000 series. The standards respond to the trend of using wider rims, and manufacturers...
04-24-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,618
Posted By ofajen

My Schwinn road frame has 32s on old Ambrosio...

My Schwinn road frame has 32s on old Ambrosio rims. 32 is the skinniest tire I have any use for. OTOH, any wider for that bike and Iíd want new brakes with better clearance and wider rims.

Otto
04-24-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,792
Posted By ofajen

Sorry, itís the big state park rails-to-trails...

Sorry, itís the big state park rails-to-trails conversion that runs across Missouri, along the old MKT line.

Otto
04-23-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,792
Posted By ofajen

Near the Katy Trail. I mostly ride short sleeves...

Near the Katy Trail. I mostly ride short sleeves in summer but I switched from sun tan lotion to white sun sleeves, and I prefer that.

Otto
04-22-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By ofajen

I ride a mix of trails and road all year long. ...

I ride a mix of trails and road all year long. Iíd be inclined to run the SK in front and the slick on the rear. That combined with some care and technique gets me through winter mud and still...
04-22-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,792
Posted By ofajen

Like bar tape, shorts should be black. But we are...

Like bar tape, shorts should be black. But we are now getting warm weather and sun. Sun sleeves or long sleeves are needed and white is preferred for high albedo.

Otto
04-22-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,489
Posted By ofajen

I took my single speed ďroadĒ bike out today for...

I took my single speed ďroadĒ bike out today for probably the first time since late last year. I rode the touring bar MTB all winter when there wasnít ice on the trails.

Anyway, I was trying to...
04-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,835
Posted By ofajen

Thanks for this article. It was something I...

Thanks for this article. It was something I needed to see. I think Iíve been doing too much in higher zones and not enough uninterrupted Zone 2 work.

This inspired me to put the road bars back on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5,623
Views: 67,999
Posted By ofajen

Mine was typical. Wordle 306 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩...

Mine was typical.

Wordle 306 4/6

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Otto
04-19-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By ofajen

Iím fond of saying that two-inch tires mean never...

Iím fond of saying that two-inch tires mean never having to say youíre sorry.

These days itís actually 2.2Ē tires, but stillÖ

Of course, exactly none of my rides are road-only, so having bigger...
04-18-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,535
Posted By ofajen

Thanks. I just adapted it from Friedrich...

Thanks. I just adapted it from Friedrich Nietzscheís great line:

ĒWithout music, life would be a mistake.Ē

Otto
04-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,048
Posted By ofajen

The only tech i use on rides is a bell (and...

The only tech i use on rides is a bell (and lights when itís dark.). Iíve basically ridden single speed the last two years, so the bike lets me know where I stand as far as fitness.

Otto
04-18-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,835
Posted By ofajen

Iíd agree about needing one longer ride each week...

Iíd agree about needing one longer ride each week if you want to do those long club rides. Also, I agree about a total of one hour per week riding hard, as in 90% of maximum heart rate, if one can...
04-18-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,535
Posted By ofajen

Without cycling, life would be a mistake.

Without cycling, life would be a mistake.
04-17-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 298,337
Posted By ofajen

23 miles yesterday. Today we had brief...

23 miles yesterday.

Today we had brief moments of sleet and then cold rain. We went to the rec center and I did a total of 55 minutes on a spin bike and another hour in circuit training on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,623
Views: 67,999
Posted By ofajen

Mine was typical. Wordle 301 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨...

Mine was typical.

Wordle 301 4/6

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04-11-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,061
Posted By ofajen

During much of last summer I regularly rode...

During much of last summer I regularly rode wearing two pairs of cycling shorts which helped quite a bit. In winter I always have some type of warmup pants or sweatpants over the shorts which...
04-10-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,939
Posted By ofajen

Lame. Thatís so this year. 😊 Otto

Lame. Thatís so this year. 😊

Otto
04-10-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 298,337
Posted By ofajen

17 mile out and back. Out against a 22 mph...

17 mile out and back. Out against a 22 mph headwind, but it was 85 degrees F this afternoon. Two days ago we had a freeze and very light snow in the early morning!

Otto
04-09-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 298,337
Posted By ofajen

About 23 miles on a somewhat hilly route and a...

About 23 miles on a somewhat hilly route and a windy day. Working on strength, so about 90% in 42/14 gear, with a few bits in 42/16 gear. Out of the saddle often and about one third of the ride....
04-09-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,939
Posted By ofajen

Just a brief safety reminder to all riders that...

Just a brief safety reminder to all riders that for both rim and disk brake systems, both systems will be traction-limited in many of the more challenging braking situations, typically when...
04-09-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By ofajen

Itís about one hour less than when I was doing...

Itís about one hour less than when I was doing daily road rides on rural highways in the 1970s. Back then my rides were pretty much all two to three hours and about 30 to 50 miles.

Since the...
04-08-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By ofajen

You may find this article interesting: Dave...

You may find this article interesting:

Dave Moulton's Blog - Dave Moulton's Bike Blog - Riding Position Simplified...
04-07-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,939
Posted By ofajen

My riding works with relatively simple bikes, so...

My riding works with relatively simple bikes, so I havenít adopted many new technologies. I really like modern tires, LED rechargeable lights, and clip on fenders.

Iím not likely to use...
04-04-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,519
Posted By ofajen

Silca, with Campy head. 👍 Itís the quiet...

Silca, with Campy head. 👍

Itís the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

Otto
04-03-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By ofajen

Doing something is essential for me. My...

Doing something is essential for me. My transition has been different this year. Been riding SS for most of two years. We had about six bad weeks of snow and ice that mostly killed off February and...
04-01-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By ofajen

For those who will listen to music while riding...

For those who will listen to music while riding their new Sprek, check out these new earbuds:
...
04-01-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By ofajen

Or how about Sprek? Otto

Or how about Sprek?

Otto
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 146,334
Posted By ofajen

Wordle considers it a win if you get the word...

Wordle considers it a win if you get the word within six. Today was unusual in that I felt like guessing after the first two scanning words I always use. Normally I use three scanning words and play...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 146,334
Posted By ofajen

I play to get it in four and that happens about...

I play to get it in four and that happens about half the time.

Wordle 281 4/6

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03-26-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By ofajen

Good point. Iíve mostly been working out in the...

Good point. Iíve mostly been working out in the gym the last two months when the trails and roads were mostly snow or ice covered. For cardio Iíve mostly started my workouts on the stair climber...
03-23-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By ofajen

Not sure how good it looks, but I really like...

Not sure how good it looks, but I really like these upright bars for trail rides and particularly for SS. They provide many good riding positions, just not the same set as drop bars.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 146,334
Posted By ofajen

Clearly Iím addicted, too. Wordle 277 4/6 ...

Clearly Iím addicted, too.

Wordle 277 4/6

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Otto
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 146,334
Posted By ofajen

I play to get it in four or five and today was...

I play to get it in four or five and today was typical.

Wordle 276 4/6

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Otto
03-19-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By ofajen

Gonna try one with gears for a bitÖ

Got wild and crazy this morning and put a 7-speed cluster on the RockHopper. First time riding multiple gears in almost two years! Itís a 12-32 but I had the RD limited to 14-21, so I guess a...
03-19-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 298,337
Posted By ofajen

Did a quick 12 mile ride and got back in time to...

Did a quick 12 mile ride and got back in time to prep dinner. About 50 F, sunny and strong winds.

Otto
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 146,334
Posted By ofajen

OK, thanks. Now I can see whatís going on, I...

OK, thanks. Now I can see whatís going on, I think!

Otto
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