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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

It's a wheel pain in the ass.

It's a wheel pain in the ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Then don't ride with that group. If you want to...

Then don't ride with that group. If you want to ride with the group, ride with the group.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

You've gotta read the room. If you're pretty sure...

You've gotta read the room. If you're pretty sure that they'll be hustling up the hill with you, sure. If not, maintaining a steady-ish speed up- and down-hill means a huge yo-yoing of effort, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Depends. Solo or with a group? Is this a hill...

Depends. Solo or with a group? Is this a hill where we'll regroup at the top or are we rolling along?

If it's a regroup situation, I have a good idea of my 1min, 3min and 5min power, so those...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Heh. Flatlanders - and I include myself in this,...

Heh. Flatlanders - and I include myself in this, obv - shouldn't try to set the pace up hills with locals. I think that we have a tendency to judge effort by the proxy of speed, rather than actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By WhyFi

Look at the teeth marks. What you've circled is...

Look at the teeth marks. What you've circled is the last bit that didn't get sawn through.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 372
Posted By WhyFi

Disc or rim brake?

Disc or rim brake?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjIvN8mlK9Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjIvN8mlK9Y
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

I have one and I brought it with me the last...

I have one and I brought it with me the last time. Good results, but my main issue is that the cleanup is a more trouble than I'd like. Size and breakability are secondary concerns with the FP.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

I'm currently looking in to new, exciting, and...

I'm currently looking in to new, exciting, and portable ways of brewing coffee. The ****** little drip machine at the in-law's just isn't cutting it, and I do have a spare burr grinder that I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By WhyFi

I had some CF bars that were left with the...

I had some CF bars that were left with the indentation from the stem/plate. It didn't look like that, though - it seemed to be limited to the clear coat and there were no cracks or distinct edges of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

I did that once with (I think) Shoe Goo. I wonder...

I did that once with (I think) Shoe Goo. I wonder if some super glues might be too inflexible for the job, though - I'd try the flat kit rubber cement/vulcanizing fluid.
06-23-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,764
Posted By WhyFi

Easy, now! My chamois is going to smell like a...

Easy, now! My chamois is going to smell like a BBQ joint with all the smoke you're blowin'.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,371
Posted By WhyFi

The context was a damn word play fish joke.

The context was a damn word play fish joke.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,135
Posted By WhyFi

"Perceptual Dullard" sounds like a snazzy custom...

"Perceptual Dullard" sounds like a snazzy custom user title. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

I haven't watched them at all this year, but they...

I haven't watched them at all this year, but they have a long history of trying to keep it interesting for the fans.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

That's a bummer. Hopefully it was just a one-off...

That's a bummer. Hopefully it was just a one-off thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Damn skippy.

Damn skippy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, one of my guys posted a video a few days...

Yeah, one of my guys posted a video a few days ago, too - I'm thinking that they're under-servered (is that a word?) at this point and you just have to get lucky when you submit it. Maybe fewer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Riding, duh.

Riding, duh.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Geez - about time! Last week was the debut of...

Geez - about time! Last week was the debut of Strava's video upload feature, but I haven't been able to successfully upload anything until just now. I kept getting either nothing or a server error....
06-22-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By WhyFi

Some days, it's 12oz curls. Heavy days are 16....

Some days, it's 12oz curls. Heavy days are 16. All are reps to failure, of course.
06-22-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,764
Posted By WhyFi

That's Big Diesel for ya.

That's Big Diesel for ya.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Is this in Buffalo?

Is this in Buffalo?
06-22-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By WhyFi

I assume that he's talking about the squaring off...

I assume that he's talking about the squaring off of the rear tire profile.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, can't help you too much with that,...

Yeah, can't help you too much with that, unfortunately. There are certainly some slightly tougher, longer wearing tires marketed out there (I have heard good things about the Cinturato, as well), and...
06-22-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By WhyFi

As the casing gets thinner, it's more likely to...

As the casing gets thinner, it's more likely to be more supple and roll better, rather than worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, it really depends on what you're looking...

Yeah, it really depends on what you're looking for. I really only ride race tires and expect 2500-3000 miles out of each rear tire. Any of the newest generation have been great within those...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Were these the Power Roads? Bummer, either way. ...

Were these the Power Roads? Bummer, either way.

I can't recall ever having a sidewall tear, despite running a lot of racing tires and beating the crap out of them. I don't know if I'm just lucky...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

They are really, really grippy in the dry,...

They are really, really grippy in the dry, though. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

I mean, the finish line is just around the...

I mean, the finish line is just around the hairpin and she's a bike length behind - of course she's going to push her traction to the edge (or maybe it was just that she was on Pirelli :lol:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - those blaming disks are ridiculous; both...

Lol - those blaming disks are ridiculous; both riders were on 'em.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,135
Posted By WhyFi

While I'll agree that there's little to gain for...

While I'll agree that there's little to gain for the OP (via the clock, at least), let's put this dog to bed (for this thread, at least): shedding equipment weight and shedding body weight are not...
06-22-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,764
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but saying something like, oh, I don't...

Yeah, but saying something like, oh, I don't know, maybe "it seems to me that all the rationales for a new product are created afterward to justify our thirst for a new toy," isn't patronizing at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Outdated, TTKU.

Outdated, TTKU.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

I dunno - some folks seem to be pretty...

I dunno - some folks seem to be pretty preoccupied with it, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,647
Posted By WhyFi

Do you think people are being literal when we...

Do you think people are being literal when we call them "numb nuts"?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I wish! I'm sure that the topography helps...

Yeah, I wish! I'm sure that the topography helps quite a bit - maybe less sprawl? I live towards the western edge of the metro area, defined loosely by the loop of the interstate bypass, but it still...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but what's the towing capacity? ...

Yeah, but what's the towing capacity?







:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Meh, maybe it largely eliminates external factors...

Meh, maybe it largely eliminates external factors for someone in a rural area or someone on the outskirts of a suburban area (or someone willing to drive to a ride), but it doesn't even come close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Even if you're "only" counting moving time,...

Even if you're "only" counting moving time, hitting lights/stops is a big detriment, rather than an advantage. Even on a relatively clean course in the city, my NP needs to be a good 20-30% higher to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Not unless it was very recent - he just posted in...

Not unless it was very recent - he just posted in the thread a couple days ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Hummer would not approve. :p

Hummer would not approve. :p
06-21-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,764
Posted By WhyFi

That wasn't my point. I was clarifying the other...

That wasn't my point. I was clarifying the other poster's point (which wasn't a very good point).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,647
Posted By WhyFi

There was no implication that there was crack...

There was no implication that there was crack space in the first place. Even if there was, it's still a poor hypothesis - it'd be much easier to lengthen the tail of the jersey for appropriate...
06-21-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,764
Posted By WhyFi

So they're not being bamboozled, they're just...

So they're not being bamboozled, they're just thinking up questionable benefits to justify the purchase of the shiny new thing after the fact? Okay, got it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,647
Posted By WhyFi

:foo: There's no change in visible space/ad real...

:foo: There's no change in visible space/ad real estate; you're taking away from one to give to another.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,647
Posted By WhyFi

So they shortened the jersey to use the space...

So they shortened the jersey to use the space under it, rather than just use the jersey itself? Poor hypothesis.
06-21-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,312
Posted By WhyFi

So the bike that's not identical to a Giant model...

So the bike that's not identical to a Giant model and that's not for sale at Walmart is a poor value compared to some bikes, of questionable provenance/authenticity, available on a tiny island in SE...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9,864
Views: 124,131
Posted By WhyFi

Hot one today - we might squeak over 100⁰. Gonna...

Hot one today - we might squeak over 100⁰. Gonna slip out for a short, pre-heat ride.
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