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Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-23, 09:20 AM
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Posted By mschwett

thatís weird. anywhere expensive enough that...

thatís weird. anywhere expensive enough that dinner for four-ish is $400 around here the wait staff would be insulted at anything less than 20% 😂
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

today's ride home in sweltering, oppressive heat:...

today's ride home in sweltering, oppressive heat: 85 degrees, virtually no wind. 23 miles, 16mph, 90bpm, 100,000 visitors/tourists on the waterfront for fleet week.

cameo by uss john p murtha,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

today was a low quality day in a low quality week...

today was a low quality day in a low quality week in a low quality season, for me. beautiful weather (a bit too hot at 80ish), rode the road bike to work as I do most days, had time for a ride in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

I was born in Dallas. itís hard for me to imagine...

I was born in Dallas. itís hard for me to imagine riding a bicycle in DallasÖ unless it were a fixed indoor machine resembling a bicycle near an air conditioning vent!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

I noticed that too. Lots of cars. All behaving,...

I noticed that too. Lots of cars. All behaving, but seemed like an unusual number of people on fairly remote roads, maybe just people taking advantage of a really nice day?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

felt ok this am and yesterday (it was a ******...

felt ok this am and yesterday (it was a ****** week), so first long ride today since the renewed heart rhythm issues. 68.5 mi 4.5 hours. 30 minutes slower than the last time i did this ride, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

no, pretty sure it's an aethos. if you zoom in...

no, pretty sure it's an aethos. if you zoom in you can see the black "s-works" lettering on the rear side of the top tube, and the wheels are definitely roval. caledonia also has dropped seat stays?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-23, 09:31 PM
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Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

i love that color on the s works aethos!

i love that color on the s works aethos!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-23, 07:39 PM
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Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

one vote received ! iím leaning towards black...

one vote received ! iím leaning towards black myself. maybe go down to 28mm also.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

thinking about going all black for replacement...

thinking about going all black for replacement tires. i donít love how the ďtransparentĒ part stops so far short of the edge / rim. the black ones roll a few watts easier too, supposedly!

whatís...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

good one today Wordle 813 2/6 ⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨 ...

good one today

Wordle 813 2/6

⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

the only times we donít love channa is when the...

the only times we donít love channa is when the garbanzos are too hard and the sauce too thin. i tend to prefer the tomato based sauces (vs the creamier ones) but there are still a ton of choices,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

our go to is channa masala and dal fry with nan...

our go to is channa masala and dal fry with nan and rice. 🤤
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

we named the DOG indiana!

we named the DOG indiana!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

i knew going in that it was contraindicated for...

i knew going in that it was contraindicated for me. still felt worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

anyone recommending the east coast for...

anyone recommending the east coast for comfortable weather is obviously suffering some sort of insanity or stockholm syndrome. or amnesia about ďwinterĒ and ďsummer.Ē i will stipulate that spring and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

its something! everything else can be salvaged...

its something! everything else can be salvaged other than wheels and frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

i spend a lot of time in santa monica - my...

i spend a lot of time in santa monica - my brother lives right near the airport there. it's a really nice part of LA to get around on foot, scooter, bike for casual purposes. it's almost actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

that's what my creo has, although i changed the...

that's what my creo has, although i changed the cassette and chainring and chain to SRAM to get 10-42. my opinion of mechanical shifting is definitely slightly colored by how frequently the cable has...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

that sucks, especially since those motors are not...

that sucks, especially since those motors are not very effective <60RPM or so. was it mechanical or di2?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

got out there again today for some more extended...

got out there again today for some more extended zone 2 rambling, 3 miles into the ride, a quick "pssht" ting ting ting ting sound from the rear, some splatters of sealant around the BB. tire didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

sorry, yes, FD. ...

sorry, yes, FD.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

looks tighter in the back, maybe at the FD? on my...

looks tighter in the back, maybe at the FD? on my aethos the pinch point is the di2 cable coming out of the RD, otherwise i think it could go much bigger.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

yep, i usually go west on JFK and then east on...

yep, i usually go west on JFK and then east on MLK->Middle->JFK. nice how much of it is completely closed to cars. i usually work it into almost any ride in SF, on the way to twin peaks or san bruno...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

i was very surprised how much better it looks in...

i was very surprised how much better it looks in person - the ďspeed snifferĒ head tube looks really bad in pictures and just fine in real life. i gave it a spin and the ride didnít seem nearly as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

still waiting to see my EP doc, but things seem...

still waiting to see my EP doc, but things seem to have settled down. sorely missing the longer, harder, climbier rides. maybe someday. maybe not. for now the 15-35 mile mostly flat routes are OK....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-23, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

i enjoyed diablo a lot! very consistent grade...

i enjoyed diablo a lot! very consistent grade (except for the horrible last 1/4 mile at 20% or whatever it is), very different scenery than the rides on this side of the bay.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

nor here, theyíre required to charge for them.

nor here, theyíre required to charge for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

women talking about bikes? I know lots of female...

women talking about bikes? I know lots of female riders of course but few of them seem to enjoy talking about it online as much as men, or as much as they enjoy riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

not too much about bikes tho

not too much about bikes tho
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

well, i upped my meds, made sure to take them...

well, i upped my meds, made sure to take them exactly regularly the last few days, and went for 33 mi / 1,150ft in zone 2, if not zone 1. average HR 91 BPM, 150w. felt fine, other than a pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

in my adult life iíve had a couple different...

in my adult life iíve had a couple different hobbies/obsessions over the years, it really seemed like cycling was the best of them and most likely to be a forever thing. thatís a big part of the hit....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

i have a pretty nice creo. itís very ridable with...

i have a pretty nice creo. itís very ridable with the assist off, which is how i rode it 99% or the time before getting a non electric road bike. the power levels are completely customizable in both...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

definite correlation between exercise and disease...

definite correlation between exercise and disease progression, but i'm "gene elusive" for this condition which leads to some pretty large grey areas, not the least of which is "how hard is hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

thanks everyone. part of me knew this was coming,...

thanks everyone. part of me knew this was coming, given the nature of the disease, but iím surprised itís now and how sudden the change seems. maybe thereís something else going on, but if you hear...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

well, it looks like it may be over for me as far...

well, it looks like it may be over for me as far as cycling goes. took it easy for two weeks, a few short rides. definitely feeling little flutters of arrhythmia. this morning felt pretty good,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

our 5 year old had an interesting course of COVID...

our 5 year old had an interesting course of COVID last week. went to school feeling great. came home crying and crying due to a headache. woke up with a 105.x fever. multiple positive test results....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

yep. and the amount of resources spent on self...

yep. and the amount of resources spent on self driving are enormous, for many years now, at a serious fever pitch lately.

iíve been seeing the self driving cars in our neighborhood for a long time...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

wife and i went for a couple days last winter....

wife and i went for a couple days last winter. gorgeous weather, friendly people, great food, great architecture, good shopping, decent museums. lots of good walking to be done. it's a big city, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

took advantage of some downtime to make a new...

took advantage of some downtime to make a new version of my SWAT mount to varia adapter. this time i used the core clipping mechanism from the original mount, which i realized unscrews, instead of 3d...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

i wonder if he also peddles services for people...

i wonder if he also peddles services for people who have had something break in their brakes or pedals?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

strava fitness has noted my series of unfortunate...

strava fitness has noted my series of unfortunate events.


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

wow - 300g lighter than my climbing wheels! 30mm...

wow - 300g lighter than my climbing wheels! 30mm deep and for tubular tires tho, thatís some commitment!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

utterly abysmal ride today, heart stuck between...

utterly abysmal ride today, heart stuck between 80 and 105bpm, average 91. achey and short of breath. my 5 year old has covid (probably for her first time, although CDC suggests almost all toddlers...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

oceans vary. coastal southern california gets...

oceans vary. coastal southern california gets less rain in an entire year than most of florida gets in two months of their ďsummer.Ē
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

they confirmed by the telemetry that it was...

they confirmed by the telemetry that it was actual ventricular tachycardia and that i did get shocked (while passed out), after which it stopped.

so, thatís something that hasnít happened to me in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-23, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

got back on the bike today (other than riding to...

got back on the bike today (other than riding to and from work.)

didn't feel bad, didn't feel great. kept it to 175w and 100bpm average. unsure what the future holds... :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

if necessary, yes. but they also try and pace...

if necessary, yes. but they also try and pace your heart out of the bad rhythm first, which is often really effective. the pacing is part of what I feel that gives me a warning - assuming itís not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

thanks everyone. itís been so long since i had...

thanks everyone. itís been so long since i had any real ďincidentĒ from my heart condition that the impact is probably more psychological than anything else. hopefully not a sign of any disease...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 161,801
Posted By mschwett

yeah, the truth is that while self driving cars...

yeah, the truth is that while self driving cars aren't perfect, enough actual human drivers drive poorly at any one time that i'm pretty sure the robots are going to win. i think it's going to be a...
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