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Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 273
Posted By tomato coupe

Oh dear ...

Oh dear ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

Nothing wrong with that if it is your preference....

Nothing wrong with that if it is your preference.


Quadratic means the highest power is two (i.e. squared). It doesn't imply the existence of the other terms in the quadratic equation.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 273
Posted By tomato coupe

No, humans have evolved, not cassettes.

No, humans have evolved, not cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

Forgive my lack of trust, but I doubt you spend...

Forgive my lack of trust, but I doubt you spend any time at 150+ RPM.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 273
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, humans have evolved. They have gotten so...

Yes, humans have evolved. They have gotten so fast that grannie gears are not needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

Okay, so the 100 kg cyclist needs to get up in...

Okay, so the 100 kg cyclist needs to get up in the 160-175 RPM range to burn hundreds of watts. I don't think the OP is soft pedaling at that cadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

The original statement was "Air resistance [drag]...

The original statement was "Air resistance [drag] increases exponentially with speed." That is incorrect -- drag is a quadratic function of speed. You introduced P, and made a statement that "It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

Aerodynamic drag is quadratic. Power required to...

Aerodynamic drag is quadratic. Power required to overcome aerodynamic drag is cubic.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

It may be splitting hairs to you, but it doesn't...

It may be splitting hairs to you, but it doesn't help the credibility of someone claiming to do computer simulations.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

No, it increases quadratically with speed.

No, it increases quadratically with speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

The article is correct on it's general points...

The article is correct on it's general points but, personally, I have a hard time putting faith in the computer simulations done by anyone that states "Air resistance increases exponentially with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't have a catalog of all your previous posts...

I don't have a catalog of all your previous posts so, no, I don't recall them.

That's fine and dandy, but it still means a 100kg cyclist would have to spin at 220 RPM to reach 200 W, which barely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,379
Posted By tomato coupe

If you're not applying any force to the pedals,...

If you're not applying any force to the pedals, you aren't producing any watts.


Clearly.
05-26-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By tomato coupe

I like dolphin too. Just make sure you're being...

I like dolphin too. Just make sure you're being responsible and buying tuna-safe dolphin.
05-26-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 6,444
Posted By tomato coupe

That's a corollary of "Everyone that drives...

That's a corollary of "Everyone that drives faster than me is crazy. Everyone that drives slower is an a--hole."
05-25-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 619
Posted By tomato coupe

Oh please, that's utter nonsense.

Oh please, that's utter nonsense.
05-25-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 619
Posted By tomato coupe

Again, how is infrastructure responsible for...

Again, how is infrastructure responsible for drivers that are distracted by cell phones? (Or drive drunk, drive aggressively, etc.)

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An irresponsible driver killed a woman. What is there...
05-25-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By tomato coupe

This is turning into Theater of the Absurd ... as...

This is turning into Theater of the Absurd ... as usual.
05-24-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By tomato coupe

Spell check drives me crazy. Whenever I try to...

Spell check drives me crazy. Whenever I try to write "bullseye", it shortens it to "eye."
05-24-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By tomato coupe

Evidence points to the contrary.

Evidence points to the contrary.
05-24-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By tomato coupe

You turn into traffic without looking, but it's...

You turn into traffic without looking, but it's the drivers that are clueless?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,085
Posted By tomato coupe

Anyone with any cycling experience would know...

Anyone with any cycling experience would know that 60.7 / 64.4 would be much, much better.
05-24-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, small cars are the worst. I had a Smart...

Yeah, small cars are the worst. I had a Smart car roll coal on me the other day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 548
Posted By tomato coupe

If it was mine, I’d leave it in the box and store...

If it was mine, I’d leave it in the box and store it with my Beanie Baby collection. Both will be worth a lot some day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,085
Posted By tomato coupe

Germans are the most scruninous people on the...

Germans are the most scruninous people on the planet. In fact, they're universally known for their scruninality.
05-23-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,506
Posted By tomato coupe

A.I. is trying to cull the human population,...

A.I. is trying to cull the human population, starting with Larry the underperforming segment of the population.
05-23-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 619
Posted By tomato coupe

None of those things will solve the problem of...

None of those things will solve the problem of drivers that are distracted by their phones. Put the blame where it belongs -- on irresponsible drivers.
05-23-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 619
Posted By tomato coupe

In what universe is a young driver distracted by...

In what universe is a young driver distracted by his phone an issue of bad street design?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By tomato coupe

I did a 54 mile gravel race on Saturday, and...

I did a 54 mile gravel race on Saturday, and suffered no punctures in my tubeless tires. Switched wheels for a 107 mile road race on Sunday, and suffered no punctures in my tubed tires. Incredible.
05-22-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,909
Posted By tomato coupe

"Don't waste your time on online...

"Don't waste your time on online forums."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,085
Posted By tomato coupe

I thought everyone knew, inflation is on the rise.

I thought everyone knew, inflation is on the rise.
05-20-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

It doesn't matter whether or not it's typical, it...

It doesn't matter whether or not it's typical, it is what they do. That is the reality of the situation.
05-20-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

Unsecured credit cards and FedEx are operating on...

Unsecured credit cards and FedEx are operating on the same principle; they offer a service to the end user with the assumption they will receive their money after the fact.

Have you ever seen how...
05-20-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

See above.

See above.
05-20-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, we often received invoices like this from...

Yes, we often received invoices like this from FedEx before we had an account with them.
05-20-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

Society lives on this arrangement, i.e. unsecured...

Society lives on this arrangement, i.e. unsecured credit cards.
05-19-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,242
Posted By tomato coupe

I replaced all my batteries with one fuel cell.

I replaced all my batteries with one fuel cell.
05-19-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

Dont get me started! I received a shipment...

Dont get me started! I received a shipment yesterday from Brazil via United Freight. They hit us for two weeks of storage fees, because it took them more than a week to send the shipping documents to...
05-19-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

I would be happy as a clam if FedEx only charged...

I would be happy as a clam if FedEx only charged $5 for brokerage services, but the reality is that they charge quite a bit more than that. Iíve been importing shipments on a weekly basis for three...
05-19-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

Because FedEx will send it to a collection...

Because FedEx will send it to a collection agency, and you will have to take care of it eventually. (Been there, done that.)
05-19-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

No, I'm actually assuming very little. Several...

No, I'm actually assuming very little. Several people have chimed in with "This its a scam because of X, Y, or Z", when X, Y, and Z are actually pretty standard fare. So, yes, this could be a scam,...
05-19-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

More misunderstanding on how this works. A bill...

More misunderstanding on how this works. A bill from FedEx will include duties AND customs clearance fees. The clearance fees are often higher than the duties.
05-18-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

A normal customs broker requires a power of...

A normal customs broker requires a power of attorney to clear shipments for you, but there are laws that allow FedEx, DHL, etc. to clear shipments for you and then charge you for their services...
05-18-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

That's standard fare. Every invoice we receive...

That's standard fare. Every invoice we receive from FedEx has the weight listed in pounds, even if the airway bill and customs documents are in kilograms. (DHL uses kilograms on all their invoices.)
05-18-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

Follow the exchange ... It's...

Follow the exchange ...





It's pretty clear the OP received an invoice in the mail, i.e. via post.
05-18-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

Read more carefully ...

Read more carefully ...
05-18-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

I've received these invoices dozens of times, and...

I've received these invoices dozens of times, and there's really nothing about it that indicates that this is a scam. The OP received an international shipment at the right time, and FedEx sent him...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,860
Posted By tomato coupe

My experience is that, when failures occur, end...

My experience is that, when failures occur, end users tend to blame the component, sub-system, or process that they know the least about.
05-18-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

No, it's not a scam. FedEx paid the import...

No, it's not a scam. FedEx paid the import duties on the shipment, and now they're billing the OP for those charges. It's all perfectly normal ...
05-18-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By tomato coupe

I call them often about international shipments,...

I call them often about international shipments, customs clearance, and import duties. Check their website for a telephone number.
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