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07-30-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 479
Posted By Koyote

And if the OP were asking questions about his...

And if the OP were asking questions about his fingerprints, that would be perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,438
Posted By Koyote

I'm just wondering how long I should be able to...

I'm just wondering how long I should be able to do it on a freewheel bike...I can regularly hold a position for 3-4 seconds before I have to release the front brake slightly and creep forward a...
07-29-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,773
Posted By Koyote

Ick. That reminds me of a former president's hair.

Ick. That reminds me of a former president's hair.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,438
Posted By Koyote

I can often make it through a red light on my SS...

I can often make it through a red light on my SS or a multi-geared bike without removing my feet from the pedals. I stop a few feet shy of the next car's bumper, since the best I can manage is to...
07-29-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,773
Posted By Koyote

I only justify replacing wheels when they break.

I only justify replacing wheels when they break.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 946
Posted By Koyote

Right! I mean, 19th place gets you on the podium,...

Right! I mean, 19th place gets you on the podium, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 946
Posted By Koyote

Well, stuff happens. In a gravel race last...

Well, stuff happens.

In a gravel race last month, I was descending, in a forest with dappled sunlight, with my sunglasses' lenses smeared up with sweat and road grime...I thought, "I hope there's...
07-28-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Koyote

There was a recent thread on this very subject,...

There was a recent thread on this very subject, and quite a few posters argued the opposite rather vehemently. They argued that cross-chaining is nonexistent on a 1X system - that it always maintains...
07-28-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By Koyote

You should have called the cops and asked them to...

You should have called the cops and asked them to cite the motorist for failure to yield.
07-28-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 878
Posted By Koyote

Just a side note: this is why every forum has a...

Just a side note: this is why every forum has a search function.
07-28-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 360
Posted By Koyote

Maybe, and no. You'll know if cross-chaining...

Maybe, and no.

You'll know if cross-chaining is a problem when it results in noise even on a well-adjusted bike. Even then, it's not a huge problem...Your bike will not explode.

With more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By Koyote

This. Anything that prevents the helmet from...

This.

Anything that prevents the helmet from rolling on pavement will potentially cause your head to remain in one plane while your body rolls after an impact -- which potentially injures the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By Koyote

More recent analyses suggest that is...

More recent analyses suggest that is unnecessarily frequent...Which many have long suspected, given that the recommendation came from the helmet manufacturers.

If your helmet shows no visible...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,438
Posted By Koyote

I was responding to your claim that pulling up on...

I was responding to your claim that pulling up on the pedals is injurious; it is not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,438
Posted By Koyote

Umm, what?

Umm, what?
07-27-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,061
Posted By Koyote

Since I am usually 'that guy,' I'll give you a...

Since I am usually 'that guy,' I'll give you a pass. Maybe even a salute.
07-27-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,061
Posted By Koyote

No one claimed (or even implied) that they are...

No one claimed (or even implied) that they are equivalent.
07-27-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,061
Posted By Koyote

Boy, you're really on my ass today. You're...

Boy, you're really on my ass today.

You're correct, but I wasn't really taking time to think about it, so I used the word "roughly." Whatever. It's beside the point.
07-27-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,061
Posted By Koyote

Okay, I'll play this game. Here...

Okay, I'll play this game. Here (https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45090.pdf) is a report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service on real wage trends in the US. Lots of info, but you can see...
07-27-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,061
Posted By Koyote

I think what genejockey is ignoring is that the...

I think what genejockey is ignoring is that the purpose of the $100,000 Patek is not telling time; it's purpose is telling people that the wearer has so much money that he can waste $100,000 on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,438
Posted By Koyote

If you want to experiment with foot retention,...

If you want to experiment with foot retention, without spending lots of money for special pedals and shoes, I suggest duct tape.
07-27-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,061
Posted By Koyote

More likely a sock puppet. Definitely a...

More likely a sock puppet.

Definitely a weak attempt at trolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By Koyote

Yep, scrupulous chain replacement will prolong...

Yep, scrupulous chain replacement will prolong cassette life, that's for sure. But I have found that 11 speed Shimano cassettes don't last very long -- I get about 3500 miles before they get noisy....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By Koyote

I was once in a nasty car accident -- our small...

I was once in a nasty car accident -- our small car was stationary, and was rear-ended at high speed by a much heavier car, which propelled us forward into the next vehicle. There were a few moments...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 694
Posted By Koyote

If you had 28k miles on the old cassette, it was...

If you had 28k miles on the old cassette, it was probably long overdue for replacement. The problem is that the wear occurs so gradually that it might be difficult to recognize when it is time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 764
Posted By Koyote

You get what you pay for.

You get what you pay for.
07-19-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By Koyote

We had a full set of cruiser bikes when my...

We had a full set of cruiser bikes when my daughter was a kid. They were great fun for riding to the Dairy Queen and such.

Horses for courses.
07-16-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

Yep, I get it now. I’ve learned a lot in this...

Yep, I get it now. I’ve learned a lot in this thread.

I might even try it before my next race. But that’s a lot of work, in my experience.
07-16-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Koyote

I don't know, but the answer is 42.

I don't know, but the answer is 42.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,190
Posted By Koyote

It goes on your head, Larry.

It goes on your head, Larry.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Koyote

If it's a corn, a podiatrist can shave it down...

If it's a corn, a podiatrist can shave it down for you, which will help for a while. Or you can do it yourself, but use a very sharp knife and go slow.

If it's Hammer Toe, you might as well get...
07-15-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

And just when you think it's winding down,...

And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
07-15-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

pgjackson , you may be an avid road cyclist, but...

pgjackson , you may be an avid road cyclist, but you're obviously not a golfer.
07-15-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

At the time, I think I read an interview with...

At the time, I think I read an interview with Steve Carell about that scene. Those women weren't actors -- they were salon workers. And they waxed him for real. Talk about suffering for your art.
07-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

Well, actually, I think y'all can be singular or...

Well, actually, I think y'all can be singular or plural, depending on context (i.e., number of people being addressed). And indeed, I have heard all y'all when it is being used in the plural. But...
07-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

I've known Ashton since way back before he was...

I've known Ashton since way back before he was famous, even before he had the 'stache. He regards it as a mojo thing. Aerodynamics aside, he'd be slower without it. :)




Most people take...
07-15-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

That smaller proportional impact of aero gains at...

That smaller proportional impact of aero gains at higher speeds is precisely because aero drag increases exponentially with speed. Hmm.

I'm gonna go for a ride and try to wrap my head around this.
07-15-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

You shave your ass? Or do you have your...

You shave your ass? Or do you have your manservant do it for you? 😁
07-15-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

There must be a lower bound… Otherwise the...

There must be a lower bound… Otherwise the largest gains will go to a rider who is sitting still.
07-15-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

I won’t argue, since I’m not familiar with the...

I won’t argue, since I’m not familiar with the math. But can you explain in lay terms why this is the case? On a casual level, it doesn’t jibe with what I understand about aero drag.
07-15-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

Take it with a grain of salt. Aerodynamic drag...

Take it with a grain of salt. Aerodynamic drag grows as the square of speed. In other words, if you are doing the 40k tt at a high speed, yeah, you might realize some real gains from shaving. At mere...
07-15-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

Damn. I grew a beard so that I could quit...

Damn. I grew a beard so that I could quit shaving… Now you’re showing me this?
07-14-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

"y'alls" is not a thing anywhere. "Y'all" is...

"y'alls" is not a thing anywhere. "Y'all" is plural, so adding an 's' at the end is incorrect, unless you insert an apostrophe to indicate the possessive. ("Y'all's")
07-14-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,517
Posted By Koyote

I've never found any practical reason for amateur...

I've never found any practical reason for amateur cyclists to shave their legs.
07-14-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,337
Posted By Koyote

Smart. I have weird feet and hence...

Smart.

I have weird feet and hence difficulty finding comfortable shoes. Sometimes, if I find a pair I really like, I immediately buy a second pair.

In 2005 I bought new road shoes which were...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,362
Posted By Koyote

This spring, I had a bike in the shop for some...

This spring, I had a bike in the shop for some repairs, and the mechanic wanted to replace the chain. (Yes, I can do that myself. But this mechanic built the bike and has done a lot of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,362
Posted By Koyote

Shouldn't this be an even bigger problem when...

Shouldn't this be an even bigger problem when it's time to put new tires on our automobiles?
07-13-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,132
Posted By Koyote

Not me. My resting HR is quite normal, though I...

Not me. My resting HR is quite normal, though I have been a relatively high-mileage cyclist for about 18 yrs.
07-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,132
Posted By Koyote

Okay, I've gotta know: how old are you? ...

Okay, I've gotta know: how old are you?




Before a routine surgical procedure a few years ago, the surgeon wanted me to have a EKC test to ensure that I was healthy enough for general...
07-12-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By Koyote

I'm guessing that you've never filed a...

I'm guessing that you've never filed a homeowner's insurance claim. Most policies cover replacement cost.
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