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Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

I got sent down a little pelican... rabbit...

I got sent down a little pelican... rabbit hole?... on YouTube a little while back. They can be shockingly aggressive when it comes to eating. Lots of clips of them snatching ducklings, swallowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Chill even when one of those animals is trying to...

Chill even when one of those animals is trying to eat you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbVQDEBdcow
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 741
Posted By WhyFi

I headed out with the intent of doing ~50 miles...

I headed out with the intent of doing ~50 miles at a moderate pace. Twenty minutes in, my lungs weren't happy, so I scrapped my original plans and limited myself to a ~20 mile loop. Ick.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,286
Posted By WhyFi

Whoa. That's really low. How wide are the rims...

Whoa. That's really low. How wide are the rims that you're using? I'm running those kinds of pressures occasionally, but I'm at 180 and on 23mm internal width rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 741
Posted By WhyFi

****ity ****. I may try and squeeze out for a...

****ity ****. I may try and squeeze out for a ride in the morning, then, too, of the not-too-heavy-breathing variety. I'm going to get a little stir-crazy otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By WhyFi

Ignore him or it'll eventually drive the thread...

Ignore him or it'll eventually drive the thread in to a morass of Big Bike Marketing rants with the occasional detour on the evils of cartridge bearings.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

I used to like Double Stuff when I was a youth...

I used to like Double Stuff when I was a youth with a sweet tooth, but there's just no appeal to me, any more.

...but Thins. :eek: Yeah, I don't know why, but I like the Thins a lot more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Generally, I like Oreos just enough to eat them,...

Generally, I like Oreos just enough to eat them, but not enough to buy them... but I did buy some S'mores Oreos a couple months back and I made short work of 'em - I thought that they were pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 741
Posted By WhyFi

It seems much better now than it did last night,...

It seems much better now than it did last night, or even this morning when I stuck my head out at 6am - is it supposed to take a turn for the worse?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 741
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh, what I had seen previously was that this was...

Ugh, what I had seen previously was that this was expected to clear this evening. I skipped my ride this morning, just based on how bad it was last night, and was hoping to make up for it tomorrow.
07-30-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,041
Posted By WhyFi

I'd go with the ol' "it's simple, but it's not...

I'd go with the ol' "it's simple, but it's not easy."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

genejockey oh, hey - I haven't completely...

genejockey oh, hey - I haven't completely forgotten, but I still haven't laid my hands on that GPU. Digging around in the closet has turned up nothing, so I'll have to brave the basement. I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Somebody else does that, too. Giant, IIRC.

Somebody else does that, too. Giant, IIRC.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,162
Posted By WhyFi

Basically, training chains are a no-fuss,...

Basically, training chains are a no-fuss, re-submerged chain process, whereas race chains are ones that you take greater pains so as to not contaminate the pot of wax with road grime. I've never...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Never more than one at a time, though. Three...

Never more than one at a time, though. Three Addicts in one place? That would be worlds colliding.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

I've gotten together with three former or current...

I've gotten together with three former or current Addicts. None were leery of pics. DougRNS must have something to hide. Witness protection, prolly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,906
Posted By WhyFi

fify Take up all of the offers - you'll be...

fify

Take up all of the offers - you'll be crushing it in Spandex™ before you know it!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By WhyFi

I would think anyone reaching adolescence before...

I would think anyone reaching adolescence before Y2K or so would have a good chance of understanding the reference, no? I mean, I'm 44 and I'd read some when stumbling along a stash of mags in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

poidh

poidh
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By WhyFi

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling...

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling equivalent to Penthouse letters?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,603
Posted By WhyFi

The "patch vs new tube" pissing matches do seem...

The "patch vs new tube" pissing matches do seem to be less frequent now - thanks, tubeless! :P
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Do you think that their hotspot map bears an...

Do you think that their hotspot map bears an uncanny, but totally coincidental, likeness to the Brexit vote map?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

How stupid is their population compared to ours?

How stupid is their population compared to ours?
07-29-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,041
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not sure where you're getting that from, but...

I'm not sure where you're getting that from, but no - it's not a bad thing at all. It's quite desirable for many.
07-29-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,041
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. Most people are going to have a supply...

Yup.

Most people are going to have a supply of a 1-2k calories, in the form of glycogen, at the ready for high intensity efforts; riding at lower intensity can goad the body in to burning fat.
07-29-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,041
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, Strava is taking the kj info from the power...

Yup, Strava is taking the kj info from the power meter into account for their calorie estimates; on rides without a PM, Strava's power and calorie estimates can be way, way off.
07-29-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By WhyFi

Ah. In that case, I'd just ride more and with...

Ah. In that case, I'd just ride more and with much less concern for performance metrics.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By WhyFi

How persistent is the noise? If it's lasting in...

How persistent is the noise? If it's lasting in to the next ride and longer, you may have fouled pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,162
Posted By WhyFi

MSW specifically advises against going above 220°...

MSW specifically advises against going above 220° or so. Frankly, going up to the 300° region, that you're considering, would make me more concerned about wax staying liquid too long and working out...
07-28-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By WhyFi

Again, I think that you're missing the forest for...

Again, I think that you're missing the forest for the trees - by all means, get better rest, but I don't think that this is a problem that you need to actively fix otherwise. You're going to have...
07-28-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By WhyFi

For a 45 minute ride first thing in the morning,...

For a 45 minute ride first thing in the morning, food and energy stores shouldn't be an issue, unless you're doing something horrendously wrong with your eating habits, like outright starving...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By WhyFi

I employ a very simple solution - I do nothing...

I employ a very simple solution - I do nothing and it almost always goes away on its own.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,906
Posted By WhyFi

Don't make me post pics of my crisp tan lines.

Don't make me post pics of my crisp tan lines.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,086
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. On my old Assaults (17mm int width), I...

Yup. On my old Assaults (17mm int width), I didn't like going below ~70psi on 28mm/~65psi on 30mm tires. With 28s on the Zipps (23mm int width), I've never had that uneasy squirm in the corners, and...
07-28-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,041
Posted By WhyFi

Um, no.

Um, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Yup - males have a lot of yellow and very little...

Yup - males have a lot of yellow and very little blue on the top side of their wings. Females have less much less yellow and much more blue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

I only have a couple of cell phone shots of the...

I only have a couple of cell phone shots of the tops of the wings -

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1258/20210727_104654_3a07be97bceccdfcf39c845bc35bffe9b818f404.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Saquon, too, but I don't know that he'd be able...

Saquon, too, but I don't know that he'd be able to fit his guads in the bobsled.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

The swallowtail emerged today; a male this time. ...

The swallowtail emerged today; a male this time.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,906
Posted By WhyFi

I've pulled out of clipless pedals in sprint...

I've pulled out of clipless pedals in sprint efforts, but I don't know if Larry has hammies and hip flexors like me, so it might not be an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,162
Posted By WhyFi

For me, it was really a matter of ease of entry -...

For me, it was really a matter of ease of entry - the question about getting the right ingredients ("pfffft - those PTFE granules are way too big!") and the delayed shipping times just made it easier...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,162
Posted By WhyFi

I've only ever used Molten Speed Wax. I'd seen...

I've only ever used Molten Speed Wax. I'd seen the home brew formula posted above, but didn't want to bother tracking down and paying for shipping on all the proper ingredients. Besides, the MSW was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,162
Posted By WhyFi

The FD pushes on the outside of the chain, the RD...

The FD pushes on the outside of the chain, the RD doesn't - how would you propose that excess wax on the outside is causing poor RD shifting? I've never wiped down my chains and I've never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

....or he's looking forward to the start of camp....

....or he's looking forward to the start of camp. :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,745
Posted By WhyFi

Outfits like Zwift and Trainer Road have mapped...

Outfits like Zwift and Trainer Road have mapped out the resistance curves of most of the dumb trainers out there. If a user doesn't have a power meter or smart trainer, they can use a rear wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,440,392
Posted By WhyFi

Does it have rear pockets?

Does it have rear pockets?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

I'll donate a GPU for shipping cost. Big bastard,...

I'll donate a GPU for shipping cost. Big bastard, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's in the $20+ neighborhood. It's an AMD, a three or four generations old. Don't recall the model (maybe a 390?), but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 35,514
Posted By WhyFi

Caterpillar Chrysalis Update: the caterpillar...

Caterpillar Chrysalis Update: the caterpillar pupated a few days back, but I haven't taken the time to get a pic until now. It's been fun and interesting to see the first assume a leaf-like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,745
Posted By WhyFi

I'm fine on the flats in and around that...

I'm fine on the flats in and around that Threshold region; above that is more difficult than on an incline, though.
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