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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

They're generally broken up in to two categories:...

They're generally broken up in to two categories: Red and White oak. There are several species within each, but they'll share a lot of common traits within those classifications. For trees with...
09-18-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By WhyFi

I'll add another vote for "nope." I think...

I'll add another vote for "nope."

I think that tan sidewalls can look good on modern or vintage bikes, but one thing that I don't like is the busyness of black rims, silver brake tracks, tan...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, mine is a little more dirty than that when...

Yeah, mine is a little more dirty than that when I do get around to cleaning it. We're probably talking about once every 2-3k miles and the accumulated crud definitely needs a little more soaking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Since I started waxing my chains, I now feel like...

Since I started waxing my chains, I now feel like washing the bike is a purely cosmetic thing, so I don't bother with it too often. I think that I've washed it twice this year... maybe three times.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

D&K would love BF.

D&K would love BF.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

:bday:

:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By WhyFi

If you're going to play with lower pressures,...

If you're going to play with lower pressures, also pay attention to how they feel when cornering, in addition to the possibility of bottoming out; with narrow ID rims and low pressure, it may get to...
09-17-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 947
Posted By WhyFi

Banana bread?

Banana bread?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,808
Posted By WhyFi

The Varia is one of those products where...

The Varia is one of those products where non-owners can tell you about 10x more drawbacks than actual owners can. Funny how that works. *shrug*
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,808
Posted By WhyFi

Nope - it's not pointless, even in heavy traffic.

Nope - it's not pointless, even in heavy traffic.
09-16-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 947
Posted By WhyFi

Afternoon snack.

Afternoon snack.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,940
Posted By WhyFi

Not exactly a happy-happy hot deal, but Clever...

Not exactly a happy-happy hot deal, but Clever Training is shutting down and you can currently get 30% off any order with CLEVER30. I picked up an Elite Suito for ~$600 shipped. Last I saw, you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20,184
Views: 4,493,668
Posted By WhyFi

Just got the email - yup, Clever Training is...

Just got the email - yup, Clever Training is shuttin' it down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

I think it's gonna blow.

I think it's gonna blow.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,808
Posted By WhyFi

Bummer. Garmin needs to get on it to pipe those...

Bummer. Garmin needs to get on it to pipe those through.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,808
Posted By WhyFi

Do you get Varia beeps though your earphones? I...

Do you get Varia beeps though your earphones? I get TBT instructions through my earphones, but not Varia warnings.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20,184
Views: 4,493,668
Posted By WhyFi

I don't know, but that was my first thought.

I don't know, but that was my first thought.
09-16-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,760
Posted By WhyFi

The smaller loop, the more control you have over...

The smaller loop, the more control you have over things like traffic controls and terrain; the bigger the loop, the more difficult it'll be to exclude those negative factors. I've been looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

How are you going to manage the necessary 30mph...

How are you going to manage the necessary 30mph tailwinds the entire time?






:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20,184
Views: 4,493,668
Posted By WhyFi

Clever Training had (has?) a 30% off promo code,...

Clever Training had (has?) a 30% off promo code, so I finally got on the smart trainer bandwagon - Elite Suito for a hair over $600.
...
09-16-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 947
Posted By WhyFi

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Ouch, in more ways that one.

Ouch, in more ways that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

I'm sensing an opportunity to launch an...

I'm sensing an opportunity to launch an alternative event for the less hardcore. We'll call it MAAM - Mosey Across America.
09-16-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,760
Posted By WhyFi

Then it was very poorly worded.

Then it was very poorly worded.
09-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 947
Posted By WhyFi

When it comes to a small "perfectly ripe" window,...

When it comes to a small "perfectly ripe" window, I think that avocados are the worst, though I'm getting better at the game.
09-16-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 947
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but I was asking you. What's "perfectly...

Yeah, but I was asking you. What's "perfectly ripe?"
09-16-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,337
Posted By WhyFi

Unless your bike computer is a GPS unit, I would...

Unless your bike computer is a GPS unit, I would expect that the Strava reading is more accurate and that your wheel calibration is off, or your start/stop speed is rather generous, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Touring would be fun. Racing those kinds of...

Touring would be fun. Racing those kinds of distances seems like it would be a slog for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

I hear that nurses and doctors appreciate the...

I hear that nurses and doctors appreciate the clean cuts from high zoot knives - they stitch up nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Oof.

Oof.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Flippers are a divisive topic in knife circles,...

Flippers are a divisive topic in knife circles, but it's not uncommon for someone to buy a knife as an "investment," and sell it for a tidy profit down the line.
09-16-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 947
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, but what is "perfectly ripe"? For some, it's...

Ah, but what is "perfectly ripe"? For some, it's a hint of green at both ends. For others, it's solid yellow. Or a sprinkle of tiny brown spots, maybe? Then there's my friend, who likes them with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

I need some more Japanese knives. I really want a...

I need some more Japanese knives. I really want a 240mm Takada no Hamono gyuto - :love:
...
09-16-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 772
Posted By WhyFi

The rails-to-trails gravel that I've ridden has...

The rails-to-trails gravel that I've ridden has been fine, hard-packed, and generally smooth. I wouldn't have any qualms riding several miles of that kind of stuff with my 28mm tires. Just be aware...
09-16-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,760
Posted By WhyFi

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that you...

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that you don't work with stats.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

:foo:

:foo:
09-16-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,337
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. I always look at the ride analysis -...

Yup.

I always look at the ride analysis - most of the time, it's pretty clear that it was unintentional. On the speed chart, you'll usually them noodling along at 12-15mph for a while. Then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

I just looked. Those are priced silly.

I just looked. Those are priced silly.
09-15-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,337
Posted By WhyFi

There are a lot of good segments where I'm just...

There are a lot of good segments where I'm just not going to be in KOM contention, and that's okay. On those, I want to beat everybody I know, though. Or constantly improve my time. Or, if conditions...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, that's what they're currently set up for,...

Yeah, that's what they're currently set up for, but will also do 15mm on the front or QR.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I popped 'em up on CL a while back and...

Yeah, I popped 'em up on CL a while back and forgot about them. I did get a couple inquiries while I was in VA, but haven't responded. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Disc - no soup for you. They're my old...

Disc - no soup for you.

They're my old Reynolds Assaults.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Now I've really gotta get off my butt and sell...

Now I've really gotta get off my butt and sell the old trainer and old wheelset. :twitchy:
09-15-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,337
Posted By WhyFi

Any attempt to factor in the wind is going to be...

Any attempt to factor in the wind is going to be a **** show - winds can shift quickly, gust erratically and terrain can make the effects very localized; yesterday, I saw two flags, about 100 yards...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Pffft - like I can concisely answer that. ...

Pffft - like I can concisely answer that.

Here's the link to the DCR grand 2021 trainer summary - https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/11/smart-cycle-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter.html/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

I'm guessing that a lot of stuff has sold out. ...

I'm guessing that a lot of stuff has sold out.

I'm primarily looking at the Elite Suito... or possibly the Direto XR.

They also have the Tacx Flux S, which would come in under $500 shipped,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9,485
Views: 125,617
Posted By WhyFi

Imagine how much better this photo would be if it...

Imagine how much better this photo would be if it were Madone handlebars poking in to the corner of the frame, instead.
09-15-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,337
Posted By WhyFi

I know how it goes - I've lived in nothing but...

I know how it goes - I've lived in nothing but urban areas and that's exactly why I think segments with lights are dumb. How accurately are you really tracking progress on a segment unless you're...
09-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,337
Posted By WhyFi

Never gonna happen and never should happen. ...

Never gonna happen and never should happen.



Segments with lights are pretty dumb.
09-15-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,760
Posted By WhyFi

Toting the mini crock of the easy bit, it's...

Toting the mini crock of the easy bit, it's getting the wax up to temp with the dynamo that's a pain.
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