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07-02-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 760
Posted By caloso

Huh. Back when I was drinking, I would...

Huh.

Back when I was drinking, I would pretty much drink anything that had alcohol in it. But I can’t say I ever recall ever drinking dumpster vodka. (I can’t definitively say it never happened,...
06-30-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By caloso

I think folks meant that if your feet are...

I think folks meant that if your feet are attached to the pedals (which is usually the case on a FG), and you stop pedaling as if you were on a freewheel bike, the pedals will whip your feet around...
06-30-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,044
Posted By caloso

I'd just get a length of cord slightly longer...

I'd just get a length of cord slightly longer than the club, tie an end to each end of the club, and sling it over my shoulder. As I think about it, surgical tubing would be even better than cord...
06-29-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 704
Posted By caloso

Last new bike I bought was a Canyon Exceed...

Last new bike I bought was a Canyon Exceed (hardtail mtb). It came with a rudimentary torque wrench and bits, which I wasn't expecting. But nothing else.
Last bike I bought from a shop was a...
06-29-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17,041
Views: 1,183,367
Posted By caloso

Hope you don't have it. My wife and daughter...

Hope you don't have it. My wife and daughter both had it in winter but my son and I managed to avoid it. My mom had it a few weeks ago, and my dad managed not too. So it's no guarantee that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,069
Posted By caloso

I also tend to think that latex protects against...

I also tend to think that latex protects against impact/pinch flats better than butyl.
06-27-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17,041
Views: 1,183,367
Posted By caloso

Went up to the lake and got in a couple of nice...

Went up to the lake and got in a couple of nice long MTB rides. I need to do this more often, just ride and stop focusing on my garmin and instead focus on not crashing into a tree.
06-22-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By caloso

When you say "compression shorts" do you mean...

When you say "compression shorts" do you mean shorts that are specifically meant to provide compression, or just you know, regular bike shorts? Also, what do mean by "not priced to the moon"? Do...
06-22-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,086
Posted By caloso

Run, swim, hike, ski, TRX.

Run, swim, hike, ski, TRX.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,758
Posted By caloso

It's personal preference. I prefer bibs because...

It's personal preference. I prefer bibs because they are more comfortable.
06-19-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By caloso

It looked like he has toe clips and straps on an...

It looked like he has toe clips and straps on an old Trek hybrid. He needs some flats.
06-19-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By caloso

I think this was a 10-speed KMC chain. I donít...

I think this was a 10-speed KMC chain. I donít think it really matters.
06-18-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By caloso

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur...

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur drivetrain. It drives my Campy snob teammate crazy, but it works perfectly.

...
06-17-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By caloso

FWIW, it's a lot easier to make a slightly...

FWIW, it's a lot easier to make a slightly too-small frame fit bigger with a longer stem and seat post than the other way around.
06-17-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,325
Posted By caloso

I love those handlebars!

I love those handlebars!
06-17-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17,041
Views: 1,183,367
Posted By caloso

This week is pretty heavy on VO2max and anaerobic...

This week is pretty heavy on VO2max and anaerobic work. Seems like every workout has been 115%+ or coasting.
06-15-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By caloso

If I were paying a coach, I'd follow their...

If I were paying a coach, I'd follow their program instead of soliciting opinions from randos on the internet.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Posted By caloso

My commute is much shorter than yours, but I...

My commute is much shorter than yours, but I notice that the only thing that makes any appreciable difference on time is whether the stoplights are in my favor. Doesn't matter if I ride my race bike...
06-12-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17,041
Views: 1,183,367
Posted By caloso

4 hours on the bike yesterday. I had to be up...

4 hours on the bike yesterday. I had to be up early to drop my kid off for his Grad Night trip, so I went out and did a set of intervals before joining the River Ride. Mostly sat at the back and...
06-12-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By caloso

Zwift Rouvy RGT Bkool Also, thereís an...

Zwift
Rouvy
RGT
Bkool

Also, thereís an Indoor Cycling subforum here you might want to check out.
06-12-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6,985
Views: 498,965
Posted By caloso

Re Covid, we’ve had a case in my section at work...

Re Covid, we’ve had a case in my section at work where the person had meetings with everyone in the section in their office the day before they started showing symptoms. As it turned out, I had taken...
06-09-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,517
Posted By caloso

Occasionally you’ll see a fixed gear on the local...

Occasionally you’ll see a fixed gear on the local Saturday ride (River Ride). Usually a trackie riding a track bike with brakes. The ride pancake flat, so gearing isn’t too much of an issue. There...
06-09-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,272
Posted By caloso

Shower, dress, and log in to work.

Shower, dress, and log in to work.
06-05-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,216
Posted By caloso

Agree. Riding safely in a group is a skill that...

Agree. Riding safely in a group is a skill that requires practice. A big century ride is not the place to try it out.
06-01-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6,985
Views: 498,965
Posted By caloso

My wife and I are going to a concert tonight. ...

My wife and I are going to a concert tonight. It's in an amphitheater, but I'm thinking of wearing an KF-94 regardless.
06-01-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17,041
Views: 1,183,367
Posted By caloso

We spent two weeks in Spain a few years ago, and...

We spent two weeks in Spain a few years ago, and it seemed like I was constantly eating but when I came home, I'd lost 3 lbs. Maybe it was all the walking. But man, I ate a lot of ham.
05-31-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6,985
Views: 498,965
Posted By caloso

Hope that this is as bad as it gets for you, CDR....

Hope that this is as bad as it gets for you, CDR. My mom just tested positive. She's 84. Pre-vaccine, it could have been a death sentence, but so far, it's just been like a bad cold. So far, my...
05-31-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By caloso

I think you could break 1000 if you worked at it.

I think you could break 1000 if you worked at it.
05-30-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 859
Posted By caloso

Another vote for the Lezyne.

Another vote for the Lezyne.
05-26-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By caloso

I’ve never used a special trainer tire. Just an...

I’ve never used a special trainer tire. Just an old tire that’s gotten too worn for the road. Never been an issue.
05-26-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By caloso

I had a rhythmic clicking sound that was driving...

I had a rhythmic clicking sound that was driving me crazy till I figured out that the FD cable end was bent outwards and the end cap was clicking against my crankarm on every pedal stroke.
05-26-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By caloso

Same deal with my Williams 58s. In the dry, they...

Same deal with my Williams 58s. In the dry, they brake just as well as my aluminum training/commuting wheels. In the wet, there's a pause (I think it's the pads squeegeeing off the water for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By caloso

Maybe. They'll be lighter but they may feel worse...

Maybe. They'll be lighter but they may feel worse due to less volume and higher pressure. The thing with tires (as with everything), it's all a compromise of one aspect vs. another. Marathons (of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By caloso

I don't think you'll feel much different on the...

I don't think you'll feel much different on the 28s.
05-19-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,209
Posted By caloso

Garmin Fly12 Quarq blinkie

Garmin
Fly12
Quarq
blinkie
05-19-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6,985
Views: 498,965
Posted By caloso

Shoot, I just realized that I did a training post...

Shoot, I just realized that I did a training post in the chitchat thread. Oh well. It sucked but I finished. I couldn’t have done one more, so that’s probably a good sign.
05-19-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,985
Views: 498,965
Posted By caloso

Trying to psych myself up for tonight's workout: ...

Trying to psych myself up for tonight's workout: 6x5' vo2max intervals. It's not the workout so much as the conditions:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 91. North northwest wind 18 to 21 mph,...
05-16-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,219
Posted By caloso

It’s usually pretty obvious when someone gets a...

It’s usually pretty obvious when someone gets a KOM in a car. Usually it’s because they have driven to the ride, they load up their bike, and forget to shut off their computer or phone app. You’ll...
05-16-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,219
Posted By caloso

Iconic!

Iconic!
05-16-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,219
Posted By caloso

I know it well! ...

I know it well! https://www.strava.com/segments/675410

Beatty Drive (about 4 miles north on Empire Ranch/Sophia) is even more brutal. https://www.strava.com/segments/1425516
05-16-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,695
Posted By caloso

How many days per week do you do 22/2?

How many days per week do you do 22/2?
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By caloso

Interesting. I wonder if you could do the same...

Interesting. I wonder if you could do the same with Cyrillic characters since many are identical to Roman.
05-13-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By caloso

Depends. If you have a nice quiet, well paved...

Depends. If you have a nice quiet, well paved road and decent lights, it could even be safer than a busy road during the day. Cooler is an advantage too.
05-13-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By caloso

Nice. We’ll be visiting family in Chicagoland...

Nice. We’ll be visiting family in Chicagoland this summer. They’ve all moved to the northern suburbs—Northbrook, Winnetka, etc.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,469
Posted By caloso

Yes, exactly. It's amazing how BF never misses...

Yes, exactly. It's amazing how BF never misses the opportunity to overcomplicate things.
05-11-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26,323
Views: 2,832,962
Posted By caloso

In the Before Times, I used to regularly combine...

In the Before Times, I used to regularly combine my commute with training, so I got used to doing workouts with my backpack. Since the pandemic, most of my training has been indoors, but with the...
05-11-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By caloso

The great thing about fluid trainers is that the...

The great thing about fluid trainers is that the resistance increases as the wheel speed increases. Which makes the resistance curve similar to what you'd experience outside. But you can change...
05-10-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,068
Posted By caloso

That’s the thing about racing in the Masters...

That’s the thing about racing in the Masters fields in NorCal. Every race you’ll see a couple of stars and stripes arm bands. Occasionally rainbow stripes.
05-10-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,569
Posted By caloso

Not perfectly and not intentionally, but close...

Not perfectly and not intentionally, but close enough.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1439/dsc03934_a7fb78e1d006b62b401fda989d020c95e04ba830.jpg
05-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,695
Posted By caloso

Tolerating black coffee on an empty stomach is...

Tolerating black coffee on an empty stomach is the thing that makes IF possible for me.
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