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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Definitely sounds like a keeper. Kudos.

Definitely sounds like a keeper. Kudos.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Plus, it's cheaper to keep her.

Plus, it's cheaper to keep her.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

I hear it both ways but not really sure what is...

I hear it both ways but not really sure what is the "correct" answer.

I recall that when I joined my local bike club way back around 2005, it seemed that EVERYONE was riding these wheels. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

More importantly, how do you pronounce them? ...

More importantly, how do you pronounce them?

Is the K silent? I hear people call them KISS-eerium, Kuh-seerium, and seerium. Of course they also call them **** but that's another issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Who are you, Velo Vol ??

Who are you, Velo Vol ??
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

$0?? Is there a Wheel Fairy that put them under...

$0?? Is there a Wheel Fairy that put them under your pillow??
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

In that case, hold out for Zipp 454 NSW wheels!

In that case, hold out for Zipp 454 NSW wheels!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

It's a tough call. If you had to choose, since...

It's a tough call. If you had to choose, since you are NOT racing, I would go with aluminum. I split the difference and ride Crabon wheels May-September and aluminum October-April. The handbuilt...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Yeah. Bottom line is the trainer kinda sucks,...

Yeah. Bottom line is the trainer kinda sucks, but may be a necessary evil to be taken in small doses. That’s my feeling, at least.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Jackie is admiring some of mrs datlas’ recent...

Jackie is admiring some of mrs datlas’ recent paintings.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

RIP Christine McVie

RIP Christine McVie
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Yeah, the issue is that when I am doing a "real"...

Yeah, the issue is that when I am doing a "real" ride I can bridge a gap or nail a climb by going from 85-90% of FTP up to maybe 100-110% of FTP for 30s, and I am fine....

The problem on Zwift is...
11-30-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 308
Posted By datlas

It’s what I do with old tires. Works for me.

It’s what I do with old tires. Works for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

I am saying that 20-30 seconds of WELL OVER FTP...

I am saying that 20-30 seconds of WELL OVER FTP (say 20-30% above FTP) is what does it to me. That is what feels like burning a match.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

They make me puke and are NO FUN.

They make me puke and are NO FUN.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Yeah I had breakfast like normal. I suspect this...

Yeah I had breakfast like normal. I suspect this effect is normal for me, as I noticed it before. But unclear if it’s typical.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Agree, I noticed the cutesy tie-ins and...

Agree, I noticed the cutesy tie-ins and disapprove.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Just did some fake miles. Since that's the only...

Just did some fake miles. Since that's the only time I have a power meter, I have noticed something and it's probably "normal" but let me know....

I estimate my FTP to be somewhere around 170W. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

May not really matter, although a prudent...

May not really matter, although a prudent pessimist like me may always be concerned about new strains that might be more like the original ones and cause ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

I agree it's tough to know how much of the...

I agree it's tough to know how much of the decrease in virulence/morbidity/mortality is due to the newer strains being less pathogenic, and how much is due to improved immunity from vaccines and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Why does ******g show up as ******g and not...

Why does ******g show up as ******g and not ****ing?!?

The filter truly works in mysterious ways.
11-29-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By datlas

You are not alone. You matter.

You are not alone.

You matter.
11-29-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By datlas

You are not alone.

You are not alone.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,032
Posted By datlas

I can still hear you saying you would never break...

I can still hear you saying you would never break the chain....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVLNB3d-2cA



Possibly the best Fleetwood Mac cover song ever, either that or Landslide by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

BTW if you want to play "detective" most people...

BTW if you want to play "detective" most people start to feel sick 2-4 days after exposure.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

I expect so. Hope you both are feeling better...

I expect so. Hope you both are feeling better asap.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

The Saturn is fixed and now inspected through...

The Saturn is fixed and now inspected through 12/2023. :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Looks like tomorrow's ride is going to be a...

Looks like tomorrow's ride is going to be a washout. Time to visit Watopia.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

When Heidi came home last May, the T line was...

When Heidi came home last May, the T line was dark even before the liquid hit the C line. It's typically stronger earlier in the course when you are shedding more virus and more contagious.

Oh...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Yup. So you know the drill. Isolate for 5 days....

Yup. So you know the drill. Isolate for 5 days. Then mask 100% next 5 days. Take fluids and, if needed, tylenol and OTC cough medicine. I do NOT suggest Paxlovid as it's a dirty drug with lots...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

The current variants do not cause lower...

The current variants do not cause lower respiratory disease or ARDS, so it's realistic to say that covid is now a cold. But it's still super-contagious.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

I say 50-50 it's covid. Just do the test for...

I say 50-50 it's covid. Just do the test for peace of mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

And if the van is'a rockin', don't...

And if the van is'a rockin', don't come-a-knockin'!!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

The site was offline for a bit. I am hopeful the...

The site was offline for a bit. I am hopeful the issue was fixed.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

WTF is an illegal offset type??

WTF is an illegal offset type??
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Gremlins?!?

Gremlins?!?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Shard magnets? What brand are they?? I run...

Shard magnets? What brand are they??

I run GP4000s/5000s with pretty good luck. Up until now.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Interesting. If I got flats like that frequently,...

Interesting. If I got flats like that frequently, I would likely jump on the TL bandwagon. But since I only get two/year (knock on wood) plus I am a retro-grouch, not ready to drink the kool aid...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

You can start by asking them to only crack your...

You can start by asking them to only crack your middle (thoracic) and lower (lumbar) back. Should be very safe.

There are RARE reports of neck manipulation causing injury to the carotid artery...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

That's sucky. Have you noticed more than "usual"...

That's sucky. Have you noticed more than "usual" road debris?? Riding in shoulders more?? I average about 1 flat every 3-4K miles, so typically 2-3 a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

I have no major problem with patients getting...

I have no major problem with patients getting chiropractic treatment for their back and body symptoms. It's not really scientific, but if it works who am I to complain? Ditto for things like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

This might be P&R and/or 50+, but here goes. ...

This might be P&R and/or 50+, but here goes.

For some reason the feed for "Dr Berg" popped up in my youtube feed. There was a video about how you should stop taking statins and take niacin...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

What about National French Shower Day? :innocent:

What about National French Shower Day? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Yeah, at this point I am just trying to be more...

Yeah, at this point I am just trying to be more cognizant of wind resistance and adjust body position to what feels best. Comfort is also a factor, obv.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

I wouldn’t mind improving my on-bike performance...

I wouldn’t mind improving my on-bike performance without having to endure stupid intervals. I am kinda lazy that way.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Maybe an aficionado of SlowTwitch like Bah Humbug...

Maybe an aficionado of SlowTwitch like Bah Humbug knows more about this....just thinking out loud....

I think it's obvious to all of us that a more open/larger hip angle (ie slightly more upright...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

You can try. I have done this with thread and...

You can try. I have done this with thread and about 50/50 success rate. Many people use a high powered magnet to help fish the cable through (Park Tool even makes one). Some frames have an actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

Cheer up. I think you are still the favorite for...

Cheer up. I think you are still the favorite for the full-year podium. :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

You might recall one of my cycling friends was a...

You might recall one of my cycling friends was a pilot until he retired a few years ago (he usually flew with his wife who was also a pilot). One of the other cyclists in our group travels for work,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 39,090
Posted By datlas

We got in an early recovery/Z2 ride this morning...

We got in an early recovery/Z2 ride this morning to beat the rain.

I might actually stay on the podium but Bam has first place locked up.
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