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07-08-23, 11:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 25,060
Posted By caloso

165.5 this morning. Lightest since before the...

165.5 this morning. Lightest since before the pandemic.
05-31-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,873
Posted By caloso

Track stands, riding no handed, bunny hops,...

Track stands, riding no handed, bunny hops, wheelies, stoppies, etc.: they're all useful in certain situations, they're fun to practice, and doing so improves your balance and bike handling.
05-30-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,873
Posted By caloso

Same. On most streets you can just use the crown...

Same. On most streets you can just use the crown of the road.
05-13-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,442
Posted By caloso

My race team just put on our annual race series...

My race team just put on our annual race series last weekend. This year we added a TT, which was Merckx style. Road bike, no aero bars, no disc wheels, although you could wear a skinsuit and aero...
04-25-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,501
Posted By caloso

I prefer the brutal unambiguity of the drop ride....

I prefer the brutal unambiguity of the drop ride. Be self-sufficient and know your way home, just as if you headed out on a solo ride, because it may become one. Ride hard and safe, contribute if...
04-21-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,811
Posted By caloso

I still race my old Tarmac. ...

I still race my old Tarmac.


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04-21-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,574
Posted By caloso

My old training partner, who’s the same age as I...

My old training partner, who’s the same age as I am and still one of the fastest riders I know of any age, just bought a new Cervelo S5. He admits to a midlife crisis but said he doesn’t want a...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,519
Posted By caloso

Multiple hand positions.

Multiple hand positions.
03-27-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,726
Posted By caloso

I have some Race Face Chesters on one of my bikes...

I have some Race Face Chesters on one of my bikes and they’re a great deal for the money. For a sprint tri, I’d probably use them anyway just to eliminate a shoe change.
03-21-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By caloso

Without knowing anything about Jamis or its...

Without knowing anything about Jamis or its sizing, get a bike that fits you when you're riding it, not when you're stopped at a light. Even if you could touch both feet while still on the saddle,...
03-21-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By caloso

I took it and signed up to do the follow up VR...

I took it and signed up to do the follow up VR portion in Berkeley. I've been a bike commuter since I was an undergrad there in the 80s. I think I'll bring my bike and ride up Durant Ave just like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-23, 11:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,140
Posted By caloso

That may be true, but the racing thatís the...

That may be true, but the racing thatís the subject of this thread is local criteriums, not UCI grand tours. We still have wheel pits near start/finish, and you see riders needing to swap wheels if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,140
Posted By caloso

Same. I have Ultegra calipers on my race bike...

Same. I have Ultegra calipers on my race bike (2016 Specialized Tarmac). I can lock up both wheels with one finger--brakes aren't the limiting factor, it's the tires. Get some decent pads. I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,140
Posted By caloso

Discs don’t provide any benefit in a criterium....

Discs don’t provide any benefit in a criterium. As msu2001la said, if you’re having to brake hard into a corner, you’re doing it wrong. I actually open up my front caliper for crits because I want...
03-11-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 8,587
Posted By caloso

okay, whatever ...

okay, whatever


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02-25-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By caloso

More NorCal bias here. Tons of great road racing...

More NorCal bias here. Tons of great road racing here, and the East Bay is so much warmer than Boston in winter, and so much cooler than Pasadena in summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By caloso

Ultegra 6800 hoods. I’ll put my palms on the...

Ultegra 6800 hoods. I’ll put my palms on the nubs. Hands relaxed, wrists resting on the flat curve of the bars behind the levers, pinkies wrapped under the brake levers. Focus on keeping the forearms...
02-19-23, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,370
Posted By caloso

Totally personal, but coincidentally my favorite...

Totally personal, but coincidentally my favorite bars are Ritchey WCS. They’re aero on top and the drops are traditional round shape. Best of both worlds.
02-15-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,350
Posted By caloso

Plenty. If you could put enough torque into the...

Plenty. If you could put enough torque into the bike to cause that to rub, someone will be paid to maintain your bike.
02-08-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,245
Posted By caloso

I’m 55. As of today, I am 1 pound heavier than I...

I’m 55. As of today, I am 1 pound heavier than I was at HS graduation, but my body composition is a lot worse. This winter I’ve gotten back in the gym and the pool to try to reverse that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,661
Posted By caloso

Kinda sorta. I have gotten back into the pool and...

Kinda sorta. I have gotten back into the pool and started running again in order to do an off-road triathlon in Tahoe this summer. I thought that the swimming would be harder to get back into, but...
02-04-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

First group ride since before Thanksgiving. I...

First group ride since before Thanksgiving. I got dropped towards the end, but I am pleasantly surprised that I was able to hang as long as I did.
02-02-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,290
Posted By caloso

Another vote for Fizik.

Another vote for Fizik.
Forum: Commuting
02-02-23, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,788
Posted By caloso

There is no law requiring you to take the most...

There is no law requiring you to take the most direct route.
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,788
Posted By caloso

I actually started bike commuting when I was...

I actually started bike commuting when I was training for a triathlon and had the realization that made more sense for me to have my bike with me than to take the bus home, then get changed and go...
02-01-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,307
Posted By caloso

I’ve decided to get back into triathlon this...

I’ve decided to get back into triathlon this year, so I’ve been swimming and running a lot more this winter. For the bike, I’m on the trainer doing TrainerRoad workouts most days, going outside when...
02-01-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,652
Posted By caloso

rutan74 basically nailed it. Spinning isn’t ...

rutan74 basically nailed it. Spinning isn’t cycling, it’s an aerobics class that uses equipment that resembles a bike. You can use a spin class to approximate a cycling workout, but as rutan74...
01-30-23, 10:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,560
Posted By caloso

I just enrolled in a PE class at the local...

I just enrolled in a PE class at the local community college in order to use their fitness center. I had to enroll in the college, fill out some paperwork, sit through an online orientation video...
01-12-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

A break in the weather so the pool was open again...

A break in the weather so the pool was open again today. 2500 yds, mostly steady state, really focused on reaching and breathing.
01-11-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

Pretty solid VO2max workout on the trainer today....

Pretty solid VO2max workout on the trainer today. It was hard, but not so hard that I couldn't complete it, so good job TrainerRoad AI.
...
01-08-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

Gap in the line of storms, so was able to get out...

Gap in the line of storms, so was able to get out and do an actual workout. Been so long, I forgot what it was like.
12-13-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,940
Posted By caloso

We've read your takes on addiction in another...

We've read your takes on addiction in another thread. Maybe sit this one out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,759
Posted By caloso

Indexed shifters work by moving the chain via the...

Indexed shifters work by moving the chain via the derailleur by pulling in or letting out a certain amount cable for each click. The number of cogs on the rear cassette needs to match the number of...
12-01-22, 01:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,527
Posted By caloso

Iím primarily on TrainerRoad during the winter,...

Iím primarily on TrainerRoad during the winter, but I keep Zwift because I like being able to ride with my friends virtually. And I can run it concurrently with TR when I need a mental distraction...
11-30-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

My winter plan is to do a TRX workout plus...

My winter plan is to do a TRX workout plus burpees twice a week. So far so good. Today I put up the Xmas lights so my upper body workout was setting the ladder. Went for an unstructured ride...
11-28-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By caloso

I did the 6 week Build Me Up plan when I first...

I did the 6 week Build Me Up plan when I first got Zwift. Works great if you have your FTP properly set and if you do all the workouts. I had a dumb Kinetic wheel-on trainer, so I didn't have the...
11-26-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

Missed the start of the local ride but managed to...

Missed the start of the local ride but managed to get out for a 2x20’ sweet spot workout before settling in for an afternoon of football.

edit: Heh. Looks like I managed to get a KOM. Yay me!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,360
Posted By caloso

Fun fact: Caley Fretz used to post here...

Fun fact: Caley Fretz used to post here (primarily in the 33) before he got paid to write (deservedly).
11-17-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,501
Posted By caloso

11% improvement in 3 months is outstanding. Good...

11% improvement in 3 months is outstanding. Good work!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,426
Posted By caloso

Here’s a time-tested way to get faster that...

Here’s a time-tested way to get faster that doesn’t require a power meter, HRM, computer, or new bike:

Ride with faster riders.
11-05-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By caloso

Perhaps parking a kitchen stepladder within...

Perhaps parking a kitchen stepladder within reach? They’re light enough that you could grab it from the saddle and maneuver it close to the bike.
11-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,184
Posted By caloso

This whole thread reminds me of something I heard...

This whole thread reminds me of something I heard in a meeting once: "Addiction is a disease but being an ---hole is a character defect."
11-02-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,488
Posted By caloso

I’m going to try something a little different...

I’m going to try something a little different this winter. I’m following an Olympic distance triathlon training program, so I’m running and swimming several times a week, in addition to riding. And...
10-28-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,029
Posted By caloso

I have shaved for years. It’s easier to apply...

I have shaved for years. It’s easier to apply sunscreen or embrocation, there’s no pulling from the elastic on your shorts, and it looks better.
10-19-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By caloso

Same. I love it, but I have to laugh when some...

Same. I love it, but I have to laugh when some MTBers say that they won't ride on the road because cars are too dangerous. But I've never had to worry about smashing my knee on a granite boulder or...
10-17-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

First double day: 40 minutes swim and 45 minutes...

First double day: 40 minutes swim and 45 minutes run, both at endurance pace. Swim was fine, but I was really running out of gas on the run and had to walk a few times. I am going to have figure...
10-14-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17,700
Views: 1,420,666
Posted By caloso

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel...

Training has been haphazard lately due to travel and other life. But I’m going to try something new this fall. I’m doing a modified triathlon plan because I discovered there’s an off road tri in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By caloso

Hold your line.

Hold your line.
09-28-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,756
Posted By caloso

Agreed. Average speed is highly affected by...

Agreed. Average speed is highly affected by extraneous variables. I don't pay any attention to it.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By caloso

My commute is fairly short (4 miles, one way) so...

My commute is fairly short (4 miles, one way) so if I just ride to work directly, there really isn't a huge fitness benefit. However, many (most?) of the days I ride to work, I'll use one of the...
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