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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By bbbean

If only we could all be as tough, cool, and lucky...

If only we could all be as tough, cool, and lucky as you, life would be grand...
04-28-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,069
Posted By bbbean

I think this can be boiled down pretty simply....

I think this can be boiled down pretty simply. How do you interact with strangers in any other context? Be polite and friendly, watch for signals the other person doesn't want to interact, and go...
04-19-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,914
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, I'm a farmer when I'm not riding bikes or...

FWIW, I'm a farmer when I'm not riding bikes or trading cotton, and let me assure you drivers have roughly the same level of annoyance over tractors and farm equipment despite the fact that we are...
03-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,179
Posted By bbbean

Let us know how your online retailer handles your...

Let us know how your online retailer handles your complaint when a tube blows immediately after installation.
03-28-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,179
Posted By bbbean

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been...

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been going to for 12 years) once. When I complained to the bartender, he refused to replace it free of charge.

Should I
a) Accept responsibility for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,080
Posted By bbbean

Comparing GP5000 to Gatorskin is like comparing a...

Comparing GP5000 to Gatorskin is like comparing a Porsche Boxter to a Jeep Wrangler. They're designed for different purposes. For speed and handling, the GP5000 is one of the best tires available....
03-14-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,297
Posted By bbbean

I buy from my LBS. I like Specialized gear, but I...

I buy from my LBS. I like Specialized gear, but I like having an LBS more, so I'm running Giant wheels and continental tires this season instead of the Roval/Specialized combo I ran the past few...
Forum: Foo
03-09-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,635
Posted By bbbean

If you're on a zoom call, any of them.

If you're on a zoom call, any of them.
Forum: Foo
03-09-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,157
Posted By bbbean

Consider "observable". Science is debatable,...

Consider "observable".

Science is debatable, but only within the parameters established by the scientific method. Scientists rarely talk about "facts" because there is error in every observation...
03-07-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,812
Posted By bbbean

There are lots of people who enjoy riding fast,...

There are lots of people who enjoy riding fast, but never pin on a number. The differences between very supple race tires and very stiff puncture resistant tires are decidedly noticeable. It may not...
03-07-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,812
Posted By bbbean

Two words: Rolling Resistance One more word:...

Two words: Rolling Resistance

One more word: Aerodynamics

What the heck, another word: Weight
03-02-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,528
Posted By bbbean

Ifg you ride the trainer very often, get a cheap...

Ifg you ride the trainer very often, get a cheap rear wheel and throw on a worn road tire. That way you can use the good rubber on the road where it counts, and won't need to swap tires or wear out...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,238
Posted By bbbean

Blinking lights = more visible to other road...

Blinking lights = more visible to other road users and better battery life. Don't overthink it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,573
Posted By bbbean

Period, end of story.

Period, end of story.
02-09-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,490
Posted By bbbean

I'm all for natural fibers, and would happily...

I'm all for natural fibers, and would happily wear a silk, cotton, or wool kit if it functioned as well as spandex currently does.

But that's a tall order.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,186
Posted By bbbean

I do occasionally, but only when the wife isn't...

I do occasionally, but only when the wife isn't home.
02-07-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,914
Posted By bbbean

Sorry - I'm calling BS. Sunday afternoon, 4 lane...

Sorry - I'm calling BS. Sunday afternoon, 4 lane road, 35 mph speed limit and traffic was backed up for blocks because two cyclists were riding in a lane? If traffic was actually backed up for...
02-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,461
Posted By bbbean

They won't slide on any easier, but you'll be...

They won't slide on any easier, but you'll be much more aware of just how soft/course/itchy/comfy they are!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,789
Posted By bbbean

It still allows a similar effect. The point of...

It still allows a similar effect. The point of mips is to dampen rotational forces in a crash. I think it is at least conceivable that a slippery layer (hair and/or hat) could provide a less...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,789
Posted By bbbean

Well that makes ALL the difference!!

Well that makes ALL the difference!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,789
Posted By bbbean

I would expect just the opposite. Mips basically...

I would expect just the opposite. Mips basically allows the head to rotate within the helmet, reducing rotational forces in a crash. If anything, I would think an extra layer between head and helmet...
12-20-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,724
Posted By bbbean

In the first place, shoulders aren't bike lanes,...

In the first place, shoulders aren't bike lanes, and in the second place, it is 8-10 inches wide, broken in places, absent in others, and frequently littered with gravel or glass.Even if it were 3-4...
12-20-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,724
Posted By bbbean

I love the "our drivers would kill you" posts...

I love the "our drivers would kill you" posts that never seem to be supported by actual data. Granted, I've only ridden in 8 or 10 states on urban, suburban, and rural roads, and have only been doing...
12-17-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

You're entering a market full of skilled...

You're entering a market full of skilled competitors. That doesn't mean you can't succeed, but you're relying offering generic descriptions and no reputation to compete with existing vendors sporting...
11-13-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,724
Posted By bbbean

Yes, yes, and birth control doesn't "control"...

Yes, yes, and birth control doesn't "control" birth, either, but we all know what is meant. Controlling the lane is simply a tested and effective technique to maximize your visibility and encourage...
11-11-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By bbbean

Most, if not all of them offer free trials. Try...

Most, if not all of them offer free trials. Try them all and see what suits YOUR needs.
11-11-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,724
Posted By bbbean

Most of the US is two lane roads with speed...

Most of the US is two lane roads with speed limits of 55-70mph. People ride these roads tens of millions of miles each year without incident. Make yourself visible, control the lane, maintain...
11-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,417
Posted By bbbean

Sore palms are due to 2 factors: 1) Bike fit ...

Sore palms are due to 2 factors:
1) Bike fit
2) Core strength

Tweak those, and you won't be resting enough weight on your hands to get sore.
10-04-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,304
Posted By bbbean

Seems more like a Slav.

Seems more like a Slav.
09-16-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,054
Posted By bbbean

It is un-American to peel bananas differently...

It is un-American to peel bananas differently than I do. Besides, here's an article from Sheldon Brown citing outdated technology and unpublished studies that says you shouldn't peel them the way you...
09-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,054
Posted By bbbean

I like bananas

I like bananas.
09-15-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,244
Posted By bbbean

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would...

Thank you for sharing. The conversation would have been so lacking without your contribution!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By bbbean

Yes. I just did. My trainer wheel and cassette...

Yes. I just did. My trainer wheel and cassette cost $50-60, and I use old road tires that I don't want to use outside any more. Swapping wheels with a QR takes 15-30 seconds, so it isn't much of an...
09-13-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,416
Posted By bbbean

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn...

Blame to share here, but I think making a U turn without signalling AND looking back is pretty inexcusable.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By bbbean

If at first you don't succeed, post a terrible...

If at first you don't succeed, post a terrible review and never go back?

3 things:
1) Congrats on your 5 year run of good luck.
2) To a large part, flats are randomly caused. Maybe that just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,894
Posted By bbbean

Try reducing pressure 5 psi at a time til it gets...

Try reducing pressure 5 psi at a time til it gets too soft, then come back up to find your optimum level. Trial and error is your friend!
07-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,757
Posted By bbbean

Gosh, we've never discussed this before.

Gosh, we've never discussed this before.
06-09-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By bbbean

Enjoy. The Katy is nice and the capitol is worth...

Enjoy. The Katy is nice and the capitol is worth an hour or two for the art alone, much less the history. If you're interested in food, music, or nightlife, Columbia is a 45 minute drive, and has...
06-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By bbbean

The Capitol Plaza offers a Katy rider deal and...

The Capitol Plaza offers a Katy rider deal and has storage for bikes on the premises if you don't want to store in your room.They're close to teh river, the capitol, and just a quick hop to the Katy....
05-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,402
Posted By bbbean

What does age have to do with tubeless? ...

What does age have to do with tubeless?

FWIW, the general consensus is regardless of age, tubeless is great for getting you home or letting you finish a ride with a minor puncture. It may or may...
03-19-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,892
Posted By bbbean

Masters is chock full of people who have been...

Masters is chock full of people who have been racing for decades, former collegiate and pro riders, and cat 1-3 racers who've simply gotten older. The races are safer, but very fast.

As a new...
03-19-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,295
Posted By bbbean

Millions of riders rode today without incident....

Millions of riders rode today without incident. The same the day before, and the same the day before that. While you should take his accident as a reminder of what CAN go wrong and take steps to...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,674
Posted By bbbean

If you haven't adjusted position and cleat...

If you haven't adjusted position and cleat tension and applied some dry lube, your pedals aren't set up properly. Never assume they just come out of the box perfectly setup and ready to go.

Might...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,674
Posted By bbbean

At the risk of asking the obvious, but are your...

At the risk of asking the obvious, but are your pedals and cleats properly set up and lubricated? That system is set up for cyclocross, and there are lots of folks clipping in and clipping out in a...
12-11-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,503
Posted By bbbean

The good old fundamentalist paradigm; "If you...

The good old fundamentalist paradigm; "If you don't understand it the way I do, you don't understand it."

Once again, if you want people to listen and consider your arguments, it is helpful to...
12-10-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,503
Posted By bbbean

Nothing makes people lend credibility to your...

Nothing makes people lend credibility to your arguments and want to pay more attention than making it a point to insult their country and/or identity.
11-24-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,135
Posted By bbbean

Kudos to you for starting to get fitter. Between...

Kudos to you for starting to get fitter. Between 2011 and 2013, I lost 165 lbs, started riding daily, and eventually started racing. Without going into far more detail than anyone wants to read, I...
11-09-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,951
Posted By bbbean

Did anyone mention peeing in the line first to...

Did anyone mention peeing in the line first to see if it's live?
11-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,379
Posted By bbbean

Kudos to you for going after it. FWIW, I'm...

Kudos to you for going after it.

FWIW, I'm a 57 yr old man who's been training loosely since 2013, and seriously (ie with structured plans) for the past 3-4 years.

One concept I didn't really...
11-08-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By bbbean

My new Speedplay cleats came with a Prop 65...

My new Speedplay cleats came with a Prop 65 warning. So much for licking, eating, or smoking my cleats after a good ride!

Thanks for watching out for me, CA!
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