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Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Interesting. First, I assume that Micro...

Interesting. First, I assume that Micro Aerosolized particles are essentially the 2.5 micron particulates (2.5 pm)?

Second, how would you define "light smoke"? The 2.5 pm readings on even good ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By MinnMan

oh yeah - once you've got some miles under your...

oh yeah - once you've got some miles under your belt, find a group to ride with. You can't race until you've got experience riding in groups.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By MinnMan

If you're really that much of a beginner, don't...

If you're really that much of a beginner, don't worry about it too much and don't try to even prepare yourself for races until you've got several thousand miles done. Otherwise you'll just be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

for some reason, the "https" doubles. Try this...

for some reason, the "https" doubles. Try this (https://hwp-viz.gsd.esrl.noaa.gov/smoke/#)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

In my first reply to you, I said that I wouldn't,...

In my first reply to you, I said that I wouldn't, and explained why. Go to P&R if you want to have that discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Hydrogen, nitrogen....what's a handful of protons...

Hydrogen, nitrogen....what's a handful of protons and neutrons between friends?
07-31-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By MinnMan

Oh cool! And he beat Mohoric at the line- great...

Oh cool! And he beat Mohoric at the line- great work!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

No we don't. I'd comment further on your...

No we don't.

I'd comment further on your post, but it it belongs in P&R. So 'nuf said.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Well, I did the century. Started before 7 AM,...

Well, I did the century. Started before 7 AM, when the air was OK. The air seemed mostly OK for the first few hours. We caught a rain shower around Waconia, and that helped the local conditions. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Looks like we had a partial reprieve. pm25 is...

Looks like we had a partial reprieve. pm25 is down in the low 100s and forecast to stay that way for a while. I'm going for a ride. Purple air on Sunday, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

i agree. the smoke smell is gone now, an the...

i agree. the smoke smell is gone now, an the upper atmosphere is clear. an particulate readings are better - they were all in the 150s and 160s in the Metro earliler...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

I'm pretty sure the locall stores are all sold...

I'm pretty sure the locall stores are all sold out, just ilke they sold out of window a/c units during that nasty heat wave in June. I just ordered a unit in Amazon that should arrive Sunday A.M. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, when the smoke is high, it does funny...

Yeah, when the smoke is high, it does funny things to the light, without necessarily causing poor air quality on the ground. We get a lot of that in Minnesota summers now - from the west and from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

This is Eastern Manitoba that's burning. There...

This is Eastern Manitoba that's burning. There aren't any buildings there. It's pure natural Canadian woodsmoke.

<cough cough>
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, me too. Instead, it looks like it will get...

Yeah, me too. Instead, it looks like it will get worse. I know a bunch of people who will be riding this weekend anyway. I'm not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

That would have been a good idea some days ago. ...

That would have been a good idea some days ago. Too late now for the weekend....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Where are you in WI? Unless you're in the far...

Where are you in WI? Unless you're in the far west, AQ will be much better in WI than MN.

Maybe I should drive east for a ride. Or up to the lake.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Looks like a good read. Way back when, I...

Looks like a good read.

Way back when, I spent the weekend on Fire Island at a friends beach house. I brought along a brand new book (which was not yet a movie).

Jaws.

Poor timing, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, thinking about that. I don't know that the...

Yeah, thinking about that. I don't know that the indoor air quality is really much better, though. Old house without central air (and central air doesn't filter for pm2.5 anyway) and so windows are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 696
Posted By MinnMan

Riding in the smoke....or not.

Was planning on a fast century with friends Saturday morning.

Uhh, maybe not?
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07-30-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By MinnMan

As far as I'm concerned, there's a good chance...

As far as I'm concerned, there's a good chance that he's damaged goods. Not to the extent of Froome, mind you, but any team that goes for him is risking blowing a big part of their budget on a...
07-29-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By MinnMan

It's official that Sagan and his whole entourage...

It's official that Sagan and his whole entourage are leaving B-H.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/peter-sagan-and-pascal-ackermann-confirmed-to-leave-bora-hansgrohe/

Not yet official where...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By MinnMan

Seems like I got the age cutoff wrong. What do I...

Seems like I got the age cutoff wrong. What do I know?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By MinnMan

Tmi

Tmi
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By MinnMan

Is that a generational question? Has anybody...

Is that a generational question? Has anybody under 50 actually read one of those?
07-29-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By MinnMan

Total Energies is mostly UCI Continental and...

Total Energies is mostly UCI Continental and doesn't get invited to many World Tour events, so that would be a big step down from one of the World Tour regular teams. Or would signing Sagan promote...
07-29-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By MinnMan

Surely Sagan and Thomas are headed for...

Surely Sagan and Thomas are headed for significant pay cuts.
07-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By MinnMan

I'm wondering what's going to happen with Alpecin...

I'm wondering what's going to happen with Alpecin Fenix. MvdP must cost a bundle, and with Phillpsen and Merlier, they had a pretty good classics/sprint corps going. Will they continue to build or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 731
Posted By MinnMan

When you crash a carbon frame it's a good idea to...

When you crash a carbon frame it's a good idea to take it to your LBS or local carbon specialist for a crash inspection. They can be pretty thorough, will see things you probably wouldn't see, and...
07-28-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By MinnMan

It is because I am a cyclist. That is all.

It is because I am a cyclist. That is all.
07-28-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By MinnMan

For the record, I am paying attention to the...

For the record, I am paying attention to the Olympics only insofar as it's part of my interest in cycling.

I lost interest in the rest years ago, just as I lost interest in following any and all...
07-28-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By MinnMan

I'm 60,and battling the pain,the stiffness, the...

I'm 60,and battling the pain,the stiffness, the ease of injury, the slowness of healing, and so on. There are some things that hurt, on the bike and off, and while I want them to be "fixed", I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 674
Posted By MinnMan

But obvious brand names are not always the best...

But obvious brand names are not always the best guide. Shimano has more name recognition, but KMC are in most cases just as good.

Also, depending on your drive train, you can run SRAM chains on...
07-27-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By MinnMan

Is paddle boating an olympic sport now?

Is paddle boating an olympic sport now?
07-27-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By MinnMan

Seems to be a theme ...

Seems to be a theme

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-der-breggen-pulled-from-bike-by-tokyo-olympics-official-during-time-trial-training/

wtf?
07-27-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By MinnMan

Ganna

Ganna
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,845
Posted By MinnMan

It's about spinning. Nothing like it. I...

It's about spinning. Nothing like it. I recommend.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By MinnMan

My model clamps at the seatpost. I just keep an...

My model clamps at the seatpost. I just keep an old towel in the clamps to keep from accidentally applying too much force to the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe in your neck of the woods. I never saw...

Maybe in your neck of the woods. I never saw GP4000s priced that way in a retail shop. Only in the online gray-market sites like PBK and Wiggle. Those sites have GP5000s for similar. For example, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By MinnMan

My Parktool works fine for me. I can't say...

My Parktool works fine for me. I can't say anything about your bike-specific issues, though.

Parktool has a ton of different models

https://www.parktool.com/category/repair-stands
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,332
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. We all learned that the hard way. For...

Yup. We all learned that the hard way.

For those of us with thinning hair, sun protection for the scalp under the helmet is important. Hence skulllcaps, which are also quite cooling.
07-26-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By MinnMan

Uh, he was riding for Pogacar and Roglic? He's...

Uh, he was riding for Pogacar and Roglic? He's not that well-known and nobody, including him, likely thought that he had much of a chance for a medal. If his effort had brought gold to Slovenia,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 919
Posted By MinnMan

Agree about Zwift. As to the rocker plate, this...

Agree about Zwift. As to the rocker plate, this is a very interesting suggestion for those of us who are already deeply in to using our trainers. I'm not a DIY kind of guy, but it's something to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 731
Posted By MinnMan

"fainted"? As indicated by the marks on the...

"fainted"?

As indicated by the marks on the helmet, you hit your head. Possibly hard.
07-25-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By MinnMan

She's my new hero I may put that in my...

She's my new hero



I may put that in my signature file.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/anna-kiesenhofer-the-anti-authoritarian-mastermind-of-her-own-olympic-glory/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By MinnMan

It's airline dependent, I'm sure, but one...

It's airline dependent, I'm sure, but one consideration is flying on small planes (i.e., regional jets such as Bombardier CRJ series). Usually, these have capacity for just a few bikes in the luggage...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 919
Posted By MinnMan

there's no comparison, you'll see Edit: ...

there's no comparison, you'll see

Edit: Actually, what you're realize is that outdoors it EVAPORATES in the wind and that this is a huge cooling effect. That's why you need the fan indoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 919
Posted By MinnMan

An open window isn't really practical in the...

An open window isn't really practical in the Minnesota winter. My trainer is in my basement, where if I keep the heat on low, I can keep the temp to about 57F. That's about ideal, I find. When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 919
Posted By MinnMan

Truth. The sweat wrecked the shifters on one...

Truth.

The sweat wrecked the shifters on one bike before I learned to put a thick towel over the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 919
Posted By MinnMan

I felt the same way for a long time, even with...

I felt the same way for a long time, even with considerable time on Zwift. Then, eventually, I found my Zwift groove and came to enjoy it much more.
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