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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 211
Posted By spelger

i do have a goal and i am ahead on both mileage...

i do have a goal and i am ahead on both mileage and elevation, so far. i like the heat map. wonder what my most common routes are...
07-02-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 688
Posted By spelger

apparently i am a dumpster diver. oh well.

apparently i am a dumpster diver. oh well.
06-29-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,493
Posted By spelger

I said hard, not impossible.

I said hard, not impossible.
06-29-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,493
Posted By spelger

that's too bad, sorry you feel that way. I don't...

that's too bad, sorry you feel that way. I don't care for him either but I find it hard to wish ill will toward anyone.
06-29-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,493
Posted By spelger

Sometimes we say (type) things we don't really...

Sometimes we say (type) things we don't really mean. i'm willing to believe that was one of those times.
06-29-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By spelger

not familiar with that trainer but you must use a...

not familiar with that trainer but you must use a cassette that is matched to your shifter. you may be able to install a cassette onto your trainer that matches the shifter. i assume this is a wheel...
06-28-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By spelger

i would rather never have a head wind, always no...

i would rather never have a head wind, always no wind or a tail wind. i have never encountered a case where i was glad there was a head wind. in my experience rarely is the head wind direct toward...
06-27-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By spelger

it is so darn windy here that i can struggle...

it is so darn windy here that i can struggle descending. today was my second new route home from work, temps in the upper 90's, about 2000 ft of climbing, only 32+ miles, but nearly a 15mph head wind...
06-26-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By spelger

let's not have a frame of reference please. i...

let's not have a frame of reference please. i don't really want to know what 50g of poop looks like. never weighed mine and likely never will.
06-25-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By spelger

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i...

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i ended up removing the cable and found nothing wrong with it. shifted with no load and still had issues. looking inside for anything obvious i found...
06-25-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By spelger

now i know you are serious with units down to...

now i know you are serious with units down to hundredths of a year. i'm looking at 5ish yet, still have one in high school.
06-24-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By spelger

aren't you retired?

aren't you retired?
06-24-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,739
Posted By spelger

for me it was a couple of girls in a convertible....

for me it was a couple of girls in a convertible. We all busted out laughing. As they drove away I thought they may have been laughing at me and not with me. Eh...was still funny.
06-24-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 508
Posted By spelger

1981.

1981.
06-24-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 868
Posted By spelger

That's a lot of miles. How many days a week?

That's a lot of miles. How many days a week?
06-22-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,545
Posted By spelger

i've been reading about string theory lately....

i've been reading about string theory lately. wonder if i'm getting entangled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdJkOMYzVFE
06-22-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,739
Posted By spelger

my wife washes my cycling clothes. I'm not...

my wife washes my cycling clothes. I'm not allowed to do laundry anymore, something about bleach or shrinking...I forget.
06-21-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,545
Posted By spelger

sounds a bit like when our parents had to walk to...

sounds a bit like when our parents had to walk to school and home in the snow up hill both ways. :lol:
06-20-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,545
Posted By spelger

its not that the climbs are hard and this has...

its not that the climbs are hard and this has nothing to do with pacing. they are quite small in comparison to the rest. what is comical about them is that they are so minuscule but can be a little...
06-19-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By spelger

ok, my little foray into saddle sores on the...

ok, my little foray into saddle sores on the trainer was caused by not wearing my usual bike shorts. for the short 1 hour rides i was doing i would wear sweat shorts. they were fine after a week,...
06-19-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By spelger

Well, mine came the right size so they clamp...

Well, mine came the right size so they clamp pretty tight. You did measure bar diameter before you got your bars I hope.
06-16-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,545
Posted By spelger

This should not be *this* hard

There are about 2 or 3 places that i can think of where i ride and it suddenly gets real hard. all involve climbing. one particular place is a little 1-2% grade that lasts for about a 150' about 6...
06-16-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By spelger

there were some last time I tried. Limited though.

there were some last time I tried. Limited though.
06-15-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,298
Posted By spelger

Isn't that just branding? Isn't nomenclature just...

Isn't that just branding? Isn't nomenclature just the names we give parts? Like wheels, pedals, chain stays?
06-15-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By spelger

funny what you say about slowing down. on my...

funny what you say about slowing down. on my first or second ride with Rouvy i came upon a roundabout with a big truck on my right when a pedestrian stepped out into the cross walk and i immediately...
06-14-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,093
Posted By spelger

so here is another thing, just yesterday...

so here is another thing, just yesterday CycleMeter crapped out on me during the middle of my ride so i needed to stop recording the ride and start again. but it was the same ride and i wanted the...
06-12-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By spelger

if he moved the comma one unit to the left i...

if he moved the comma one unit to the left i still would not buy it.
06-12-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,093
Posted By spelger

i wrote my own PC based application that i use...

i wrote my own PC based application that i use with my trainer so maybe i can answer your question directly. I also use the paid version of the CycleMeter app on my phone when out on real rides....
06-12-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By spelger

butts vary. so do saddles, may need to try a few.

butts vary. so do saddles, may need to try a few.
06-11-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By spelger

Years ago I used to wake up at 1:23 then 2:23...

Years ago I used to wake up at 1:23 then 2:23 then 3:23 then 4:23 and finally at 5:23 every night for about 3 months. Does that count?
06-10-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,275
Posted By spelger

i ride before work too when warmer here, just...

i ride before work too when warmer here, just started last week. only 9 miles because i ride to work and we have no showers so don't want to stink for the day. i bring 4 days worth of clothes and...
06-10-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 745
Posted By spelger

If you are concerned about being late you could...

If you are concerned about being late you could always leave a bit earlier.
06-09-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By spelger

in my opinion the orange jersey is harder to get...

in my opinion the orange jersey is harder to get than the green ones. the green ones only need maximum power for a short period of time while the orange ones need a lot more time at a high power....
06-09-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By spelger

i thought the sprinter's jersey was green and the...

i thought the sprinter's jersey was green and the orange ones were for the route. never got an orange one before. lot's of green though.
06-09-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,529
Posted By spelger

i like blackberries, were they worth it?

i like blackberries, were they worth it?
06-08-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,033
Posted By spelger

says the guy with a caveman like tattoo. ;)

says the guy with a caveman like tattoo. ;)
06-07-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By spelger

i have not used RGT since before they changed up...

i have not used RGT since before they changed up to just one app but i seem to recall that after connecting i could see my power change even before starting a ride. can you see this when you try...
06-06-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 804
Posted By spelger

i had a nice little setup where the kid seat was...

i had a nice little setup where the kid seat was mounted to the top bar of my MTB. it was such a great experience for my daughter when she was about 2 yrs old. and a great experience for me too...
06-06-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,420
Posted By spelger

Glad you survived to tell the story. My advice is...

Glad you survived to tell the story. My advice is to take the lane at high speeds. Bus won't pass and the bike lane does not give much maneuver room on the curb side.
06-04-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 320
Posted By spelger

people don't read fully. I'm as guilty as anyone...

people don't read fully. I'm as guilty as anyone else.
06-03-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By spelger

this is something i don't miss about zwift....

this is something i don't miss about zwift. forced updates are so...
06-03-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,342
Posted By spelger

thinking of my brifters...pushing the big shifter...

thinking of my brifters...pushing the big shifter moves the chain in the direction of the push. but i've been riding so long that i really don't think much about it...it just happens when i need it...
06-02-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By spelger

i'm a little confused and i don't really want to...

i'm a little confused and i don't really want to read this whole thread again, i thought earlier you said that your wireless tablets/phones were working ok, but now they are getting drop outs? and so...
06-02-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 459
Posted By spelger

see post #14. don't assume the wireless is ok in...

see post #14. don't assume the wireless is ok in your PC or laptop (whatever you are using).
06-01-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By spelger

I was hesitant about making my initial post but...

I was hesitant about making my initial post but glad I did because now you learned something else.
06-01-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By spelger

your cassette should last way longer than that....

your cassette should last way longer than that. unless of course you are using your chain for too many miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,318
Posted By spelger

i don't propose anything, there is nothing wrong...

i don't propose anything, there is nothing wrong with FD shifting as far as i am concerned. i was only suggesting that by reducing the number of teeth that shifting might feel better. moving the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,318
Posted By spelger

true, the FD shoves the chain off one ring and...

true, the FD shoves the chain off one ring and onto another. but so too does the RD. the difference being that the FD shoves from the outside while the RD shoves from the inside of the chain. pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,318
Posted By spelger

i think they are fundamentally they are the same...

i think they are fundamentally they are the same as rear derailleurs, i don't see a big difference between the two.
05-30-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 955
Posted By spelger

everything known to man has a prop 65 warning on...

everything known to man has a prop 65 warning on it, making prop 65 meaningless.
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