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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

I'd be fine with that kind of finish. I mean, I'm...

I'd be fine with that kind of finish. I mean, I'm guessing that not too many casuals are attracted to the event, are they?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

^^^ Ouch.

^^^ Ouch.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,276
Posted By WhyFi

Quick update on my 28mm Michelin Power Road TLRs...

Quick update on my 28mm Michelin Power Road TLRs - I'll be at 3k miles on them within the week and, while it's starting to square off, the TWI dimples on the rear tire are still visible. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Like the NBA bubble last year? :innocent: ...

Like the NBA bubble last year? :innocent:

At least my loose following of track events seems to indicate that competition is at a very high level, not the opposite. What little I've seen of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

That would be equal parts brutal and fun. ...

That would be equal parts brutal and fun.

Maybe.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By WhyFi

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick,...

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

A good friend and former co-worker felt that this...

A good friend and former co-worker felt that this was the most useful Yiddish that he could teach me. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Oy vey! Gay kocken offen yom!

Oy vey! Gay kocken offen yom!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 515
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, don't misunderstand me - I'm not at all...

Oh, don't misunderstand me - I'm not at all saying that I'm disappointed or that I don't find it valuable; if it were to break, I'd get another one pretty much immediately. The difficulty in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

A 30w difference would be very low for me at...

A 30w difference would be very low for me at anything above z2, I think. I probably have more starts and stops to deal with, though. VV knows what it's like - life in the big cities.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

No, these are tubeless, the Power Road TLRs. I've...

No, these are tubeless, the Power Road TLRs. I've taken one big puncture, that needed a bacon strip plug, about 2.5k miles ago. Other than that, I haven't been slowed by a puncture.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 42,606
Posted By WhyFi

fify.

fify.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 467
Posted By WhyFi

I'm a stud and, more importantly, the carpet...

I'm a stud and, more importantly, the carpet shoes match the drapes helmet.
07-22-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 941
Posted By WhyFi

I use a magnet to pull a ferrous bit o' metal,...

I use a magnet to pull a ferrous bit o' metal, tied to floss, through the frame. You then tie the floss to the cable and pull it through.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 515
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, that segment in Afton is the closest one...

Yup, that segment in Afton is the closest one that I can think of, but that means an ~80 round trip for me, which also isn't conducive to a hard 3 min effort.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Understood, but we're talking big gaps, huge....

Understood, but we're talking big gaps, huge. Like, the gap between Michael Strahan's front teeth kind of big.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Which one?

Which one?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

These Michelin that I'm running are actually...

These Michelin that I'm running are actually looking pretty decent (for my expectations). I've got almost 3k on 'em and the rear is starting to square off, but the TWI dimples are still visible - I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

So slamdancers like me need not apply? :( I...

So slamdancers like me need not apply? :(

I remember watching a video a few months ago from NorCal Racing (or whatever) and he talked about looking at the gap between average power and NP to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

We have room and she has some interest. Until...

We have room and she has some interest. Until now, though, pricing wasn't remotely close to what she would consider to be reasonable. I don't think that she's going to want to march out and pick one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Man, all I have to do is lose 50 lbs or so and my...

Man, all I have to do is lose 50 lbs or so and my tire expenditures will go down about 60-70%
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

You mean that I should wheelsuck? Yeah, you're...

You mean that I should wheelsuck? Yeah, you're probably right.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 515
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, this was a topic of discussion the other...

Yeah, this was a topic of discussion the other day - between the terrain and the traffic controls in the Twin Cities metro, there's very little opportunity for setting a decent 20 minute power...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Wow. I got an email from an LBS on their...

Wow. I got an email from an LBS on their selection of e-bikes, so I took a look (for the wife). I was surprised to see some models starting at $1500. Even more surprising was that a $1500 model would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Sounds pretty fun to me! :bday: Is it...

Sounds pretty fun to me! :bday:

Is it possible that you missed a notice on duty owed or anything?

edit: oh, since 7/19 isn't that bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Anything fun?

Anything fun?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By WhyFi

Mostly it's about looking Euro-cool when you...

Mostly it's about looking Euro-cool when you unzip and let the jersey fly. :innocent:

I do have one hot weather mesh base layer, but with my jerseys and my riding conditions, I can't say that I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, the current spot isn't really problematic,...

Yeah, the current spot isn't really problematic, but the way that it sprang in to being, without any warning, is concerning. I don't want to find out, after a ride, that a crack-straddler decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Uh oh. On the morning spin, I noticed a...

Uh oh. On the morning spin, I noticed a quarter-sized spot, in the hip area of my bibs, that had gone sheer. :twitchy: I guess it's gettin' time to retire those'ns to trainer and under tights duty.
07-22-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 941
Posted By WhyFi

Lol. Interesting sentiment from someone that...

Lol. Interesting sentiment from someone that entered the thread with the declaration that internally routed cables and brake lines were only for "boy racer wannabes."

Feel free to hold on to your...
07-21-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 941
Posted By WhyFi

You kvetch about internally routed frames and...

You kvetch about internally routed frames and can't figure out the "Quote" button, but you want me to accept your competence? Okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 785
Posted By WhyFi

MSW says to go for 200, so that's what I do....

MSW says to go for 200, so that's what I do. When I pull my first chain out (which heated with the cold wax) and pop in the second, cold chain, there's a definite sag in the temp of the wax. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 785
Posted By WhyFi

I said to swish it for 10 seconds after...

I said to swish it for 10 seconds after confirming that the wax is back up to temp, I didn't say that it only needs to be submerged for ten seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 785
Posted By WhyFi

I've never wiped. If you're pullng it out hot,...

I've never wiped. If you're pullng it out hot, it's not going to be caked or anything and excess will drip.
07-21-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 941
Posted By WhyFi

I question the mechanical aptitude and creativity...

I question the mechanical aptitude and creativity of anyone that kvetches about the difficulty of internally routed cables and brake lines. It's not that difficult to get some thread or dental floss...
07-21-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,273
Posted By WhyFi

That's pretty funny. I'd have certainly taken up...

That's pretty funny. I'd have certainly taken up the offer (assuming that it wasn't some low-rent gym that I was ashamed of).
07-21-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,273
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I can't do structured workouts (like 5x 5'...

Yeah, I can't do structured workouts (like 5x 5' @ftp) outside - just too many things to get in the way, like traffic, traffic controls, terrain, etc. That said, I do have stretches of road and...
07-21-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,273
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, though I do find that, for me and for longer...

Yup, though I do find that, for me and for longer rides in particular, there's just no substitute for hours in the saddle; since I can't take more than about 90 minutes on the trainer, it's just too...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

Wed is usually a good riding day for me, but I...

Wed is usually a good riding day for me, but I think that I'm going to skip it today - we've got an "Orange" air quality alert with visible haze from wildfires, so I'll save the heavy breathing for...
07-21-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 941
Posted By WhyFi

You expect me to deal with ugly-ass, plebeian...

You expect me to deal with ugly-ass, plebeian external cables because there's the possibility that, once in a decade or two, I might pop a cable mid-ride? Nah.
07-21-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By WhyFi

We have a fair number of work stations in and...

We have a fair number of work stations in and around the Twin Cities; the tools are usually there, but the pump is always a crapshoot. It is nice when you have a need and everything is working and...
07-21-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,273
Posted By WhyFi

I think that there's naturally going to be some...

I think that there's naturally going to be some gray area and differing opinions on where a "spin class" ends and a "training session" begins. I was really only referring to my idea of a traditional...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

What are you getting? High-zoot crabon? :D

What are you getting? High-zoot crabon? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 785
Posted By WhyFi

The OP is making is more work than it needs to...

The OP is making is more work than it needs to be. If we take it as a given that the initial cleaning is the same between waxing and your preference, waxing is still a little less hands-on work: turn...
07-21-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,169
Posted By WhyFi

Ignore him - he's made these same dumb assertions...

Ignore him - he's made these same dumb assertions recently and thinks that, because he's never counted calories, everyone should be the same; egocentrism at its finest.
07-21-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,273
Posted By WhyFi

I've never ridden with someone that takes a spin...

I've never ridden with someone that takes a spin class, but my old neighbor was a spin instructor, and he had absolutely no interest in riding with me - he said he'd get killed. Along those lines,...
07-20-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,273
Posted By WhyFi

This is why I come to BF - to be exposed to a...

This is why I come to BF - to be exposed to a wide range of wrong info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 785
Posted By WhyFi

When was it doing this - well in to your first...

When was it doing this - well in to your first ride?

Even after you break the chain, after cooling, it's still going to be a little stiff and the shifting may be a little off/sluggish. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,334
Views: 24,910
Posted By WhyFi

After having had a dog for a long time, I kind of...

After having had a dog for a long time, I kind of want my relationship with them to be like that of grandparents, rather than parents, moving forward - occasional play, giving and receiving love now...
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