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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

I don't let my sense of adventure book surefire,...

I don't let my sense of adventure book surefire, post-ride bike maintenance/cleaning sessions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Nah. I have a clear-cut rain policy - I'll leave...

Nah. I have a clear-cut rain policy - I'll leave home under the threat of rain, but I won't leave home if it is raining.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

This is turning out to be a maddening morning -...

This is turning out to be a maddening morning - I've been waiting to get out for a ride, but there's been light rain since I woke, and the forecast has been perpetually calling for it to clear up in...
08-07-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 40,104
Posted By WhyFi

I'd even argue that a lot of the recent...

I'd even argue that a lot of the recent innovations are "have your cake and eat it, too" kinds of changes - better comfort, performance, and convenience no matter where you land on the performance...
08-07-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

I'll take that as a confirmation that the comment...

I'll take that as a confirmation that the comment hit home.

Ta ta.
08-07-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

Exactly. It's not a complex issue and I wondered...

Exactly. It's not a complex issue and I wondered if I was missing something. I wasn't. I then shared my opinion because it was solicited. I'm sorry if that offends the part of you that wants...
08-07-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

ps who are you that we need to justify why we...

ps who are you that we need to justify why we click on a thread title? Bite me.
08-07-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, so one is either in immediate agreement or...

Ah, so one is either in immediate agreement or immediate disagreement and there's no between where one could be swayed one way or another. Got it. You sound like an open-minded girl/guy.
08-07-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, we've read what you said and found it...

Nah, we've read what you said and found it lacking.

What is "it" for you? The "it" that I was interested in was the OPs reasoning, which turned out to not be terribly compelling for me. If you...
08-06-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

Evidently, s/he thinks that the only sensible...

Evidently, s/he thinks that the only sensible thing to do is to ignore it unless you agree, thereby ensuring feedback with 100% agreement - that's a great way to take the temperature of the room.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Don't worry - if things went too smoothly, he...

Don't worry - if things went too smoothly, he wouldn't appreciate your skills. As long as you didn't tip your hand that you ****ed up, he'll be even more impressed with the dramatic save. :D
08-06-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 40,104
Posted By WhyFi

Again - YOU introduced pro time trialists by...

Again - YOU introduced pro time trialists by saying that they rode like you. If that discussion is burdensome, you have only yourself to blame.
08-06-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

The question is "Strava needs to do ______. Do...

The question is "Strava needs to do ______. Do you agree?"

People are answering honestly in saying that, no they don't agree. They're not saying that it shouldn't be implemented and they're...
08-06-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

Are you not reading carefully enough? Almost...

Are you not reading carefully enough? Almost everyone that has said "no," actually said something along the lines of, "I don't see a need for it myself, but knock yourself out." I even provided a...
08-06-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, that's much like a lady that I ride with on...

Yeah, that's much like a lady that I ride with on occasion when on vacation. She is, no doubt, a strong rider, regardless of age or gender.... BUT, she has a *ton* of QOMs not because she's just that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

I don't know, but "zoinks" is a Shaggy...

I don't know, but "zoinks" is a Shaggy expression.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

No real downsides. Sometime the zipper can get...

No real downsides. Sometime the zipper can get wavy/bunched when leaned forward, but that's about it and is often a sizing issue more than a zipper issue.
08-06-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

That would be cool, I've thought about that, too,...

That would be cool, I've thought about that, too, but I think that it would be impossible to enforce and would be a slippery slope, as well.

First, not everybody out there is on Strava - with no...
08-06-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

There's a e-bike class for bikes and they...

There's a e-bike class for bikes and they shouldn't be on the same boards, if the user has their equipment entered properly. If they don't have it entered properly, just flag the rides, assuming you...
08-06-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By WhyFi

Both Age Group and Weight Class breakdowns are...

Both Age Group and Weight Class breakdowns are available if you're a paying subscriber; you just don't get the flash hardware and accompanying adulation.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 796
Posted By WhyFi

Good to hear that it's not just my bike. :D

Good to hear that it's not just my bike. :D
08-06-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 40,104
Posted By WhyFi

Timtak has no grounds for complaining about...

Timtak has no grounds for complaining about discussion or comparison to time trials, UCI or not - he's the one that introduced pro time trialing to the conversation, saying that pros rode setups like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 796
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, my Kool Stops have this weird burble under...

Yeah, my Kool Stops have this weird burble under heavy braking, but I haven't noticed a performance difference. That said, hydros have so much stopping power that maybe a small difference in pad...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Nothing about his pics gives me the impression...

Nothing about his pics gives me the impression that he's a formidable rider. Is that something that he claims? Lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Meh, I just don't like them poors. ...

Meh, I just don't like them poors.





KIDDING :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Objection to the Chiefs and the Braves is pretty...

Objection to the Chiefs and the Braves is pretty direct and obvious. Buffalo Bills? *shrug* I've never even thought about it. Assuming they're named after Cody, then what? I'm not aware of any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By WhyFi

Not sure what you mean - you seem to have a...

Not sure what you mean - you seem to have a couple things going on, here.

If a tire manufacturer has published WAM/RAM for a particular model and size, then no, it's not guess - you should know...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,846
Posted By WhyFi

'specially if they entertain under the influence...

'specially if they entertain under the influence randos with wobbly wheels, poor brakes, home brew aero bars, etc
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,846
Posted By WhyFi

Exactly. I mean, if they show up as a FlyBy on...

Exactly. I mean, if they show up as a FlyBy on Strava, it must be true! :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,846
Posted By WhyFi

I'm talking about - "I don't want to argue...

I'm talking about -

"I don't want to argue with you about who is faster but I cycle a lot too, 300 mile weeks are not uncommon, I ride with cat 1s and former pros all the time, used to cycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,846
Posted By WhyFi

Weren't you just talking smack in another thread...

Weren't you just talking smack in another thread about how great and strong you are as a cyclist?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

I've got a $60 voucher for Cafe du Cycliste and...

I've got a $60 voucher for Cafe du Cycliste and I've been handwringing over their hoodie jersey. I've been wanting one for a long time, and the sale + voucher brings it down to (IMO) a reasonable...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By WhyFi

More tire manufacturers are adopting the WAM/RAM...

More tire manufacturers are adopting the WAM/RAM specs, which tell you what width and radius to expect for a given internal rim width - hopefully it'll become a standard practice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Cool. Yeah, it's been a while since I went on a...

Cool. Yeah, it's been a while since I went on a spree of trying on helmets, but that jibes with my foggy memory of the experience, and I remember that Giro was among those that I'd tried. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

I think I've read this before. Is this is a...

I think I've read this before. Is this is a copy/paste from, um, an adult publication with "Forum" in the title? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By WhyFi

It's a shame that there are so few manufacturers...

It's a shame that there are so few manufacturers of (truly) wide cycling shoes and that the two most prominent (Lake and Bont) have the worst distribution in the biz.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Awesome! Have you considered yourself to have a...

Awesome! Have you considered yourself to have a Specialized head prior to this? I'm fairly certain that the only helmets that I've owned in this lifetime have been Specialized; I've tried a number in...
08-05-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 40,104
Posted By WhyFi

This is got to be the most endurance I've seen...

This is got to be the most endurance I've seen from a poster within the "if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull****" phase.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

You can do the homebrew method if you want, but I...

You can do the homebrew method if you want, but I just hit the "Easy" button and get Molten Speed Wax. It's like 20 bucks and should last a couple years. $10/year is a pittance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Just looking through their menu - the...

Just looking through their menu - the ingredients, the descriptions - it came off way too pretentious. The wife and I were turned off enough that we didn't even bother walking through their door...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

There's a not insignificant Hispanic population...

There's a not insignificant Hispanic population in the Twin Cities. I think that the issue is more that the neighborhoods are somewhat segregated and it's typically not the mom & pop shops that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, one in a while. We had a fancy Mexican...

Yeah, one in a while. We had a fancy Mexican place in NYC that we liked to go to once every year or two but, other than that, just gimme good and simple. I really don't want a neighborhood joint with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

We have some good Mexican food in the area, but...

We have some good Mexican food in the area, but finding a good, cheap, hole-in-the-wall kind of place isn't easy, not in my area, at least. We had a Mexican place open up around the corner from us,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

One of the regional LBS chains has a promo for...

One of the regional LBS chains has a promo for 40% off for helmets for "Fanatic" members (like me) this month. I've never found a helmet brand that fit me as well as Specialized, but this chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 36,233
Posted By WhyFi

:love: :(

:love:



:(
08-04-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 40,104
Posted By WhyFi

You forgot "******" between "or" and...

You forgot "******" between "or" and "satire."
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