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02-13-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By adamrice

I've got a CycleOps H1 (older version of what...

I've got a CycleOps H1 (older version of what you're considering). I had to have warranty work done on it at one point—it took a while, but they did it without any hassle. Other than that, I haven't...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By adamrice

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike...

There were five men in the 24h solo upright-bike category (results (http://my.raceresult.com/191604/results), if anyone's curious). This is in line with previous editions of the event.

Bike and...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By adamrice

Well, I did it. It didn't kill me. On the topic...

Well, I did it. It didn't kill me. On the topic of this thread, I got some things right and some wrong.

My hands were fine. My feet were never quite warm, but never got painfully cold—and mirabile...
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Views: 2,868
Posted By adamrice

I've been vacillating between using water bottles...

I've been vacillating between using water bottles vs a Camelbak for hydration. The Camelbak won't freeze, but I'll have the "clammy sweat halo" around it.

Very familiar with batteries going flat...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,577
Posted By adamrice

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German...

If you want to look at crazy-powerful German headlights, also look at Lupine (http://www.lupine-shop.com/en/LED-Lightsets/Road-bike-lights/). They do sell their batteries separately.
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By adamrice

It'll be on a 6.2-mile loop with 312 feet of...

It'll be on a 6.2-mile loop with 312 feet of climbing. Not bad in terms of hills, but I'll admit I'm concerned about riding through the night in those conditions. The body naturally feels colder...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,577
Posted By adamrice

Something you'll want to pay attention to with...

Something you'll want to pay attention to with battery headlights and power banks alike is charge time: with a multi-day brevet, you could get into a situation where you don't have enough time to...
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By adamrice

I'll have my chance to do that and more this...

I'll have my chance to do that and more this coming weekend. 24-hour time trial with an overnight low of 25°F forecast. Oh wait, updated forecast says 20°F.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,577
Posted By adamrice

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge...

Most rechargeable lights these days will charge from USB, and don't care whether there's a wall socket or power bank behind it. But not all of these will run while charging. There was a discussion...
01-28-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By adamrice

You need to clarify your goals better. If your...

You need to clarify your goals better. If your goals are just overall fitness and calorie burning, then get a decent mag trainer and a beater bike to put on it. If you've got more specific goals (it...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, except at the extremes, your gearing...

Yeah, except at the extremes, your gearing doesn't dictate your speed, since you should be able to compensate with cadence. And I find that the harder I'm working, the higher I want my cadence to be...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By adamrice

There's some demand for lockable on-bike storage....

There's some demand for lockable on-bike storage. I've seen one or two such products, but they're rare. That could make an interesting project.
01-18-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,611
Posted By adamrice

I agree with a lot of other people in this thread...

I agree with a lot of other people in this thread that attempting to lose muscle mass is not a good idea. However—especially since you like distance riding—here's something that did cause me to lose...
01-10-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By adamrice

Hmm. That particular item is out of stock and...

Hmm. That particular item is out of stock and discontinued (also halfway around the world), but I did do a little more snooping, which led me to this...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,004
Posted By adamrice

You say you need to look presentable at the end...

You say you need to look presentable at the end of the ride and you don't have access to showers, and summer temperatures reach 90°F or higher.

This is unrealistic.

If you simply stood outside...
Forum: Texas
01-07-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By adamrice

TCS' route ends in Bastrop, and it's easy to get...

TCS' route ends in Bastrop, and it's easy to get from Austin to Bastrop. Take MLK, which turns into FM 969; it terminates at SH 71. There's a little bit of "can't get there from here" but you can cut...
12-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By adamrice

Caution about iOS 15.2 & ride-recording apps

I've been using the Ride with GPS app to record my rides (and navigate new routes). On my last ride, the app paused itself repeatedly—at least seven times—resulting in an inaccurate track. I reported...
12-20-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By adamrice

Joining the club.

I am one of you now. Yesterday, my wife and I bought this Hujsak tandem, vintage 1997, built of Reynolds 853 and equipped with a Campagnolo Record 3x8 drivetrain. 26" wheels. The couple we bought it...
12-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By adamrice

I've kind of wanted to get a Giles Berthoud...

I've kind of wanted to get a Giles Berthoud mirror (http://berthoudcycles.fr/en/153-rear-view-mirrors), but the pricing is off the charts.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By adamrice

By my scale, the old Sport Packers weigh 970 g...

By my scale, the old Sport Packers weigh 970 g each, the new Gravel panniers weigh 520 g each. So, perhaps not poor form, but not accurate either.
12-10-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,522
Posted By adamrice

I plan on one stop every 60 miles or so, making...

I plan on one stop every 60 miles or so, making allowances for difficult terrain, checking directions, etc.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By adamrice

Just took delivery of a pair of Ortlieb gravel...

Just took delivery of a pair of Ortlieb gravel panniers. She hasn't used them yet, but her initial reaction is very positive.
12-07-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By adamrice

Knog has lights built around the same modular...

Knog has lights built around the same modular concept, which have been around for a while. If you're looking for something with an established track record, maybe check them out.
Forum: Touring
12-06-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,418
Posted By adamrice

Conceptually, this is kind of a neat idea. Having...

Conceptually, this is kind of a neat idea. Having looked at the pictures, it isn't completely crazy, but I think you'd find that performance as a rack will be lacking--most quality racks use welded...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By adamrice

I've got a Tailfin myself. I am kind of...

I've got a Tailfin myself. I am kind of embarrassed at how much I spent on it.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,068
Posted By adamrice

- My wife's petite, and a trunk bag wouldn't...

- My wife's petite, and a trunk bag wouldn't really fit in the space between her saddle and rack.
- I've already had the single-pannier discussion with her.
- She won't be bike-commuting in the...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,365
Posted By adamrice

This is true, but even if the ambient temperature...

This is true, but even if the ambient temperature didn't drop, your body has a natural rhythm, and will feel colder around 3 AM. I've also found that my thermal regulation goes haywire when I'm...
11-08-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By adamrice

I am on Rouvy, but use it for structured workouts...

I am on Rouvy, but use it for structured workouts 99% of the time. I believe I could use Trainerday (http://trainerday.com) for that, which would be considerably cheaper, but I just haven't made the...
11-03-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, Find My is the canonical answer for iPhone...

Yeah, Find My is the canonical answer for iPhone users. My wife checks in on me when I'm on long rides this way.

There are other apps that can do some version of this as well.

- Ride with GPS...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,739
Posted By adamrice

I can't speak to bike races per se, but I am...

I can't speak to bike races per se, but I am involved in organizing a different kind of event, and liability insurance is a huge PITA, and is expensive. And we have rigorously worded waivers.

One...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,739
Posted By adamrice

This is $5 less than the Trans Am Bike Race, and...

This is $5 less than the Trans Am Bike Race, and a fair amount less than the Transcontinental Race. I have to imagine that for any race that's not an alleycat, the organizer faces considerable...
10-29-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,963
Posted By adamrice

With a smart trainer, you can quantify your...

With a smart trainer, you can quantify your fitness gains in a way that I don't think you can without one. You could say "I've been winning more Zwift races" or "I feel stronger," but you couldn't...
10-27-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,279
Posted By adamrice

You can absolutely buy factory-built bike...

You can absolutely buy factory-built bike fairings and velocars. Zzipper (http://zzipper.com) makes fairings for diamond-frame bikes, but most faired bikes are recumbents (and are trikes).
10-24-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,935
Posted By adamrice

Oh the scorn! How shall I ever recover? Fetch me...

Oh the scorn! How shall I ever recover? Fetch me my smelling salts!
Forum: Touring
10-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By adamrice

A jersey can be nice because it should wick sweat...

A jersey can be nice because it should wick sweat better than most other tops, and should fit snugly so it doesn't flap in the breeze.

I've had shorts where the pad hangs kind of loose when I'm...
10-12-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By adamrice

Not sure what you're getting at. What...

Not sure what you're getting at. What physiological metric do you want to capture? You don't want a watch or a HRM. Do you want to monitor your blood glucose? Muscle oxygen? Something else?
10-11-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4,478
Views: 703,696
Posted By adamrice

Got an early start for a long ride on Saturday....

Got an early start for a long ride on Saturday. This is probably one of the best photos I've ever taken. It was all luck. ...
10-05-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By adamrice

Not sure what you've tried already. - The...

Not sure what you've tried already.

- The first thing to do is to get one side fully mounted, with the bead in the center of the rim, where there's a little trough that gives you some slack. Get...
09-23-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,552
Posted By adamrice

I'm using a carbon 90s-era Trek (which I bought...

I'm using a carbon 90s-era Trek (which I bought specifically for the purpose; upgraded the drivetrain with Microshift parts to bring it into the 21st century) on my stationary, and it definitely...
09-16-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By adamrice

Yeah, I knew if I didn't put in a caveat, someone...

Yeah, I knew if I didn't put in a caveat, someone would bring that up. I've never actually seen one either, so I felt safe omitting it.
09-15-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By adamrice

Park Tools has you covered...

Park Tools has you covered (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/road-positioning-chart). There is a fairly expensive tool (http://www.abbeybiketools.com/collections/tools/products/saddle-fit)...
09-08-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By adamrice

FTP fun in Illustrator

I was goofing around in Adobe Illustrator and made this. If you want a vector-art version, it is here: http://8stars.org/misc/ftp.pdf

...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,145
Posted By adamrice

Looks like this bike was sold with triple...

Looks like this bike was sold with triple chainrings and a 12-25 cassette. It shouldn't be hard to replace that with an 11-30 to get a 1:1 ratio, which should be good for the climbs you'll see.
...
09-06-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By adamrice

First of all, bookmark this page...

First of all, bookmark this page (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html) on the late Sheldon Brown's website. Learn it, love it, live it.

1. It looks like there's only one bead-seat...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,966
Posted By adamrice

I don't have the statistics on this, but I do...

I don't have the statistics on this, but I do know that many cities in the USA segregate residential/commercial/retail much more sharply than do European cities, so if you're going to ride a bike at...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,893
Posted By adamrice

I use a Camelbak. I'll acknowledge they have...

I use a Camelbak. I'll acknowledge they have their downsides, but on balance I prefer them for anything longer than a one-bottle ride. I've got one with a 2.5-l bladder and carry very little apart...
Forum: Touring
09-03-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,476
Posted By adamrice

I keep my sleeping bag in its stuff sack, which...

I keep my sleeping bag in its stuff sack, which lets me pack it down tighter than I could otherwise. I have a couple of other stuff sacks for segregating my cold-weather and wet-weather clothes.
09-02-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By adamrice

You might be able to fix it up with JB Weld, but...

You might be able to fix it up with JB Weld, but that's a hard-used lever. No shame in replacing it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,992
Posted By adamrice

I didn't mention this because they're so...

I didn't mention this because they're so expensive, but I've got one. Top quality kit. Better than any other rack I've ever used.
08-30-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By adamrice

You need to have recovery days. Conventional...

You need to have recovery days. Conventional wisdom is that you should do two, maaaybe occasionally three hard days per week. My current regimen is 2 interval days and 2 steady-state days on the erg,...
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