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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

Back when I was young and racy, I could never...

Back when I was young and racy, I could never match the guys with the short and fast acceleration in last 100 yards, and if I waited to react to them, I had no hope. What I figured out is that I was...
10-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 537
Posted By Eric F

I do it the other way around.

I do it the other way around.
10-14-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 537
Posted By Eric F

The best wine for this cyclist is whatever is in...

The best wine for this cyclist is whatever is in my glass. Especially if someone else is buying.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

Yup. #softAF

Yup.
#softAF
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

I'm not much of a gamer, but I suspect if you're...

I'm not much of a gamer, but I suspect if you're using modern game graphics as your benchmark, you might end up on the disappointed side. For me, it's enough of a simulation to keep me interested...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

Tonight...23 miles in the cold and wind. By...

Tonight...23 miles in the cold and wind. By "cold", I mean in the 50s - in So Cal, that's jacket weather. By "wind", I mean the trees were being violently stripped of their leaves outside....
10-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 597
Posted By Eric F

Keep in mind that people generally don't hop on a...

Keep in mind that people generally don't hop on a bike and start doing 20, 30, 50...miles their first time. It's a progressing of improved fitness and body adaptation that happens over time. Set...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

Let's assume your niece has 200 friends on her...

Let's assume your niece has 200 friends on her social media account. Ask her which 4 people on that list she wants dead.
10-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,159
Posted By Eric F

It feels like it's been a long time since I've...

It feels like it's been a long time since I've done a decent road ride. I got in 30 miles of moderate tempo with a few mild efforts on a loop around the Pasadena area on Saturday. I don't generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

Funny how my body and my fitness development...

Funny how my body and my fitness development can't tell the difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

I was going to blame my daughter's softball...

I was going to blame my daughter's softball schedule, which included an out-of-town trip last weekend. Blaming Vol sounds better.
10-06-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,801
Posted By Eric F

The magic of Paris-Roubaix is that it is...

The magic of Paris-Roubaix is that it is unpredictable, and you need a healthy dose of luck to go along with a tremendous athletic performance. Moscon got the short end of things in the luck...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

I thought it was only blinkers that needed fluid.

I thought it was only blinkers that needed fluid.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

It's possible that the weather is different where...

It's possible that the weather is different where you are than it is for other people in other areas.
10-06-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,801
Posted By Eric F

Ummm...what? Cobrelli was already in the front...

Ummm...what? Cobrelli was already in the front group when MVDP bridged up, and had been one of the driving forces. Once MVDP got there, Cobrelli rode a much more savvy race, and was able to...
10-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,766
Posted By Eric F

I've been sitting on the TT of my carbon framed...

I've been sitting on the TT of my carbon framed bikes for years without issues. I also don't own any bikes with warning labels about sitting on the top tube. They would also be considered "race"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

When I was riding, it was a bit on and off, but...

When I was riding, it was a bit on and off, but the thunder was rumbling not far off. As I was driving my daughter home about 8:00 (210-E through Pasadena), we had a fantastic lightning show in...
10-04-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,159
Posted By Eric F

25 miles in a thunderstorm. I'm a total...

25 miles in a thunderstorm. I'm a total hard-core badass...obviously.

Okay...well...it was a Zwift ride in the garage, but the garage door was open, and drops of falling water were violently...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

HTFU ride in a thunderstorm tonight - I'm a total...

HTFU ride in a thunderstorm tonight - I'm a total badass!!

Okay...well...I wasn't really IN the rain. I was on my Zwift rig in the garage, but the garage door was open, and the rain was hitting...
10-04-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,766
Posted By Eric F

Steel - maybe...with a weight penalty. Aluminum -...

Steel - maybe...with a weight penalty. Aluminum - no.

In every test, the CF frame FAR exceeded the point where aluminum failed. It wasn't even close.
https://youtu.be/w5eMMf11uhM
The paranoia...
10-04-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,766
Posted By Eric F

You're probably right. I would expect the impact...

You're probably right. I would expect the impact that broke out the seat stay of a CF like that would have likely folded a steel seatstay into the rear wheel, not only preventing the wheel from...
10-04-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,766
Posted By Eric F

Sadly, there are many people who believe this to...

Sadly, there are many people who believe this to be true.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

Unlike some other metals (steel and ti, for...

Unlike some other metals (steel and ti, for example), aluminum doesn't have a fatigue limit where it can cycle an unlimited amount of times under that threshold without failure. Aluminum will...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

It just hasn't happened yet. With aluminum, it...

It just hasn't happened yet. With aluminum, it will happen....eventually. Such is the nature of the material.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

I have found that resurrecting stubborn parts...

I have found that resurrecting stubborn parts back to proper working condition to be pretty satisfying, even if it takes longer than expected.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 28,240
Posted By Eric F

We are not far away from being unable to ride...

We are not far away from being unable to ride because our bike is unable to connect to the internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

In my latest tire purchase, Lorgun was the...

In my latest tire purchase, Lorgun was the cheapest I could find for Pirelli tubeless, even with shipping cost factored in. Delivery time was quicker than I expected, too.
Replies: 29
Views: 622
Posted By Eric F

My bike needs new paint. In real life, it...

My bike needs new paint. In real life, it doesn't look nearly as good as it does in pics.

Velocals has Nishiki decals available.
09-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,833
Posted By Eric F

I suspect it's going to be really difficult to...

I suspect it's going to be really difficult to get any kind of accurate info on that. My guess is that most are functional, and without hazardous flaws in assembly or construction. I would also...
09-28-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,159
Posted By Eric F

Yep. I've been back on the bike for almost 2...

Yep. I've been back on the bike for almost 2 years after being off it for 15. I'll never find the fitness I had in my early-30s, but I'm enjoying feeling good on the bike again.
09-28-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,159
Posted By Eric F

I'm running a 32x19. It was pretty tough for a...

I'm running a 32x19. It was pretty tough for a while, and a lot of climbs would require multiple stops to get my HR under control after a steeper section. As my strength has improved, and I've...
09-27-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,159
Posted By Eric F

Enjoying the re-opening of ANF with a ride to the...

Enjoying the re-opening of ANF with a ride to the top of Brown Mtn. Road with a return via El Prieto Canyon. Nice ride. Warm, but not blazing. Feeling my lack of miles, but not pushing super hard....
09-25-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,697
Posted By Eric F

The assumption that Taiwan does not make...

The assumption that Taiwan does not make high-quality products is false. The current Taiwanese manufacturing capabilities are as high as anywhere else in the world.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,242
Posted By Eric F

I'm still searching for the exact right color...

I'm still searching for the exact right color blue for the bar tape, but this is as close as I've been able to find so far. It used to be that Cinelli's blue was a dead-on match, but they seem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

He clearly knows exactly what buttons to push to...

He clearly knows exactly what buttons to push to get what he wants. Good boy!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

My cats have made me bleed a lot more often than...

My cats have made me bleed a lot more often than my dogs.

Zero burglars (or other people with malicious intent) are scared off by the sound of a cat meowing, or sitting silently in the window.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

I don't have dogs, but I do have these two lumpy...

I don't have dogs, but I do have these two lumpy rugs...
https://i.imgur.com/kvq9R91.jpg
09-24-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,833
Posted By Eric F

The front reflector facing the ground is a nice...

The front reflector facing the ground is a nice touch.
09-23-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By Eric F

ANF reopened as of midnight last night, with the...

ANF reopened as of midnight last night, with the exception of some areas affected by the 2020 Bobcat Fire.

I predict a ride up Brown Mtn Road on Saturday morning for myself. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,503
Posted By Eric F

I have. On a long moderate-grade climb, I...

I have.

On a long moderate-grade climb, I had a guy come up behind me and sit on my wheel for a while without a word. I just maintained my pace until he decided he wanted to go a little faster,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,503
Posted By Eric F

Yes. I pair well with hoppy ales and/or good...

Yes. I pair well with hoppy ales and/or good bourbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

Yep. I had my project to a point where it looked...

Yep. I had my project to a point where it looked like it was close to done, until I realized that the list of stuff I still needed was about as long as the stuff I already had....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,503
Posted By Eric F

I rub my chest with salt and cayenne pepper...

I rub my chest with salt and cayenne pepper before every ride.
09-22-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 124,159
Posted By Eric F

24 miles of flat-ish tempo, including 1-1/2 laps...

24 miles of flat-ish tempo, including 1-1/2 laps with the go-fast group at the Rose Bowl before needed to head home. I could definitely feel my recent lack of time on the bike. Power is down, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,242
Posted By Eric F

Short seatpost and short stem indicate that the...

Short seatpost and short stem indicate that the frame might be a bit too big for the rider. This definitely adds a chill to any warmth that might be present. Fenders bottle, and, and seat bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

The LBS that I bought mine from still sells the...

The LBS that I bought mine from still sells the brand. Everyone I've known who rides one really likes it. Personally, I think my old Time handles better in corners than my Storck.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

The Apple TV starts up pretty quickly. I've been...

The Apple TV starts up pretty quickly. I've been pretty happy with it. The only time I have issues is when I'm not getting a strong enough WiFi signal in the garage. My setup......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By Eric F

Get divorced. She takes half. You get to buy more...

Get divorced. She takes half. You get to buy more bikes to refill the stable. I fail to see the problem.

Follow me for more relationship advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

I feel less new now that I get it. In kind of an...

I feel less new now that I get it. In kind of an icky way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,703
Posted By Eric F

Please help me get it. What the hell are you...

Please help me get it. What the hell are you talking about?
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