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07-25-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 845
Posted By woodcraft

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion...

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion factor needed for road speed.

The kit: https://www.voler.com/browse/cat2/?cat=grp&store=16095
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By woodcraft

You can glue those down with contact cement, but...

You can glue those down with contact cement, but it may be a losing battle if more edges come loose. The tread was glued on to start with so there's no structural issue.

Clean with small wire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By woodcraft

Do you have a pic? I can only think of webbing...

Do you have a pic? I can only think of webbing or leather. Contact cement should work, if done well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By woodcraft

Better toe clip straps.

Better toe clip straps.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,178
Posted By woodcraft

I don't like traditional cotton caps-...

I don't like traditional cotton caps- uncomfortable lumpy elastic & often scratchy.

Giro Peloton cap FTW. Light, comfortable, low profile under the helmet, & OK looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,665
Posted By woodcraft

I completely agree on the benefit of powering...

I completely agree on the benefit of powering over the crest of a hill, the benefit of a PM in showing the issue, & the need to practice to overcome the tendency to to slack off too soon.

IMO this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,138
Posted By woodcraft

Feathered shoes and cycling clothing is an...

Feathered shoes and cycling clothing is an under-considered area for thermodynamic and aerodynamic gains.


This article is interesting: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,665
Posted By woodcraft

Re power cresting a hill and down the backside, a...

Re power cresting a hill and down the backside, a few years ago a poster here figured he was putting out 250w because he accelerated and said "wheee" to himself.

I countered that that output on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,138
Posted By woodcraft

A brief search suggests that while black objects...

A brief search suggests that while black objects reflect less light, and so absorb more, which is converted to heat,

there is much less difference in the reflectivity of colors in the infrared...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,138
Posted By woodcraft

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head...

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head could be 50˚ hotter but it's only 10% difference so no biggie.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By woodcraft

It's interesting how the same question can get a...

It's interesting how the same question can get a different predominant response. Other times, this has gotten more of "no way that's stupid' type of feedback.

I almost always wear a base layer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,138
Posted By woodcraft

Doesn't your test show the black helmet 66%...

Doesn't your test show the black helmet 66% hotter than the white one? That seems significant...


I mostly wear white shoes, and they are cooler than black, IMO, but any benefit is less than...
07-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,188
Posted By woodcraft

I did a spin class for some years until the gym...

I did a spin class for some years until the gym died of COVID19.

Mainly cardio. You can work on things & bury yourself without worrying about traffic, stop signs, etc..

Also found that there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,395
Posted By woodcraft

While we're *****ing, also don't be that guy...

While we're *****ing,

also don't be that guy who leads the line through the debris and divots at the pavement edge, even when the road has no traffic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,395
Posted By woodcraft

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my...

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my head down into neck, tighten grip on bars, & randomly swerve when someone yells "HOLE", than

when someone points.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,395
Posted By woodcraft

The difference is that when calling out slowing...

The difference is that when calling out slowing or stopping, it's pretty clear what to do, whereas "hole" tells you nothing about what to do, except maybe brace for a damaged rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,395
Posted By woodcraft

Agreed. I've ranted about this before. Most...

Agreed. I've ranted about this before.

Most do OK pointing and avoiding hazards, but the few seem committed to the blood-curdling yell.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By woodcraft

The sky is not falling. Sheesh. Fill the...

The sky is not falling. Sheesh.

Fill the hole with a bit of epoxy putty and get on with life.

Probably a new rim strip.
07-15-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,369
Posted By woodcraft

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07-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By woodcraft

Most local sources of cycling shoes have small...

Most local sources of cycling shoes have small inventory of styles & sizes, even in big cities,

so buying online is arguably actually the less frustrating approach.
07-11-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By woodcraft

Very nice! You're in GB, I'm guessing, but with...

Very nice! You're in GB, I'm guessing, but with lots of Park tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,895
Posted By woodcraft

I use that as a measure of fitness- if I can...

I use that as a measure of fitness-

if I can do a hard ride & not have to take a nap after, it means that I'm fit. I could not count the number of times that I've been useless for hours after a...
07-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By woodcraft

Huh. I have a gallon of that that I've been...

Huh. I have a gallon of that that I've been using for at least a couple of years & is OK. Maybe slightly slower drying but NBD.
07-10-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,967
Posted By woodcraft

Even a 10 minute mile is 6 mph, which is a normal...

Even a 10 minute mile is 6 mph, which is a normal cycling speed up a hill, so I didn't actually feel that bad-

especially as I was shooting for a 10k day.

At a certain point, the cyclist is...
07-10-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By woodcraft

How about buy a quart? It's about the same...

How about buy a quart?

It's about the same price as a half pint and a brush will fit into the can.
07-10-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,967
Posted By woodcraft

A few years ago, I was doing laps on an ~800'...

A few years ago, I was doing laps on an ~800' climb- about 7.5%.

On one of the laps, a runner appeared ahead and I thought no problem, I'll catch him,

but he stayed ahead for 2/3 of the hill,...
07-06-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,312
Posted By woodcraft

Your activity also know as to 'drain the snake'.

Your activity also know as to 'drain the snake'.
07-06-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,918
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah I've ridden with some recumbents where I had...

Yeah I've ridden with some recumbents where I had to work to keep up. I imagine there's some energy savings from a more supported body position as well.
07-06-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

The bakery scene. ...

The bakery scene.


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07-06-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,918
Posted By woodcraft

You ride 1220km on a 30-35 lb bike?? Maybe you...

You ride 1220km on a 30-35 lb bike?? Maybe you should START obsessing about bike weight.
07-06-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

"bakery legs" in my neck of the woods.

"bakery legs" in my neck of the woods.
07-06-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,918
Posted By woodcraft

My bike has effectively gotten lighter relative...

My bike has effectively gotten lighter relative to the current crop with disc brakes, electronic shifting, big tires, etc..

The bicycle obesity epidemic...
07-05-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

OK, got it. My poor reading comprehension. ...

OK, got it. My poor reading comprehension.

IME, even 14 hours DCs only result in eating a bit more the following day, with little weight change beyond some re-hydrating.
07-05-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

Oh, I was looking at post #96: "On my days...

Oh, I was looking at post #96:

"On my days with rides of 3+ hours...5k+ calories consumed."
07-05-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

I inferred from your post #81 that you may be...

I inferred from your post #81 that you may be trying to replace calories burned while riding.
"I struggle to consume more than about 80-90g carbs per hour (or roughly 500 calories). But I can easily...
07-05-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

So you figure that you use up a days caloric...

So you figure that you use up a days caloric intake in 1 1/2 or 2 hours? Yikes.
07-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,918
Posted By woodcraft

Disqualified because the bike is now below the...

Disqualified because the bike is now below the weight limit?
07-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

I think it's common for folks to overestimate the...

I think it's common for folks to overestimate the amount of energy used in a bike ride, and with carbo loading the night before, eating a big breakfast, 'fueling' along the way, and a recovery meal...
07-05-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

If you're trying to replace the energy burned...

If you're trying to replace the energy burned while riding, that is not a good strategy, at least according to this, which I found very informative:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,788
Posted By woodcraft

I've had so-so results. Front shifting is...

I've had so-so results. Front shifting is compromised, but a few grams are saved!
07-03-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

I have never bonked, but can't really imagine...

I have never bonked, but can't really imagine doing so after having ridden 10 miles-

wouldn't this be like "hitting the wall" at mile two of a marathon?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,750
Posted By woodcraft

The gearing is a bit tall if you are a mere...

The gearing is a bit tall if you are a mere mortal and live in a hilly area, at least for DA model. For the SRAM one, other riders will laugh and point behind your back for riding that SRAM junk.;)...
07-02-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 740
Posted By woodcraft

Don't replace anything (except possibly the LBS)-...

Don't replace anything (except possibly the LBS)- nothing is worn out.

Shifting won't be quite optimized with mismatched rings, but should still be fine.

The FD may want to be lowered closer...
07-02-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,914
Posted By woodcraft

I happened to be reading the first edition (1960)...

I happened to be reading the first edition (1960) of Mountaineering the Freedom of the Hills & saw this in the food & nutrition chapter:

"The body can adjust to very infrequent meals when the fat...
07-01-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By woodcraft

I've thought of doing that- the local hill out of...

I've thought of doing that- the local hill out of town gets a lot of debris bounced out of trucks & I have one of those wheeled magnets.
07-01-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,802
Posted By woodcraft

Years ago, I was working in a backyard...

Years ago, I was working in a backyard unavoidably a foot or two from a wire fence. The neighbor dog was incorrigibly aggressive,

lunging thru the wire in full attack mode. Eventually, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 670
Posted By woodcraft

I use liquid electrical tape- the solvent is...

I use liquid electrical tape- the solvent is smelly but works pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,152
Posted By woodcraft

I had a big chunk of skin taken out of my back,...

I had a big chunk of skin taken out of my back, which I attribute to riding cross country in my youth,

including weeks shirtless across the northern plains.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,397
Posted By woodcraft

Did anyone notice that the "wash gun" referred to...

Did anyone notice that the "wash gun" referred to by the OP is barely more than a spray bottle?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,152
Posted By woodcraft

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