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05-19-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,930
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Posted By caloso

Trying to psych myself up for tonight's workout: ...

Trying to psych myself up for tonight's workout: 6x5' vo2max intervals. It's not the workout so much as the conditions:

Today
Sunny, with a high near 91. North northwest wind 18 to 21 mph,...
05-16-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By caloso

It’s usually pretty obvious when someone gets a...

It’s usually pretty obvious when someone gets a KOM in a car. Usually it’s because they have driven to the ride, they load up their bike, and forget to shut off their computer or phone app. You’ll...
05-16-22, 06:35 PM
05-16-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By caloso

I know it well! ...

I know it well! https://www.strava.com/segments/675410

Beatty Drive (about 4 miles north on Empire Ranch/Sophia) is even more brutal. https://www.strava.com/segments/1425516
05-16-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,022
Posted By caloso

How many days per week do you do 22/2?

How many days per week do you do 22/2?
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By caloso

Interesting. I wonder if you could do the same...

Interesting. I wonder if you could do the same with Cyrillic characters since many are identical to Roman.
05-13-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By caloso

Depends. If you have a nice quiet, well paved...

Depends. If you have a nice quiet, well paved road and decent lights, it could even be safer than a busy road during the day. Cooler is an advantage too.
05-13-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By caloso

Nice. We’ll be visiting family in Chicagoland...

Nice. We’ll be visiting family in Chicagoland this summer. They’ve all moved to the northern suburbs—Northbrook, Winnetka, etc.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By caloso

Yes, exactly. It's amazing how BF never misses...

Yes, exactly. It's amazing how BF never misses the opportunity to overcomplicate things.
05-11-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26,274
Views: 2,817,556
Posted By caloso

In the Before Times, I used to regularly combine...

In the Before Times, I used to regularly combine my commute with training, so I got used to doing workouts with my backpack. Since the pandemic, most of my training has been indoors, but with the...
05-11-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By caloso

The great thing about fluid trainers is that the...

The great thing about fluid trainers is that the resistance increases as the wheel speed increases. Which makes the resistance curve similar to what you'd experience outside. But you can change...
05-10-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,614
Posted By caloso

That’s the thing about racing in the Masters...

That’s the thing about racing in the Masters fields in NorCal. Every race you’ll see a couple of stars and stripes arm bands. Occasionally rainbow stripes.
05-10-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,367
Posted By caloso

Not perfectly and not intentionally, but close...

Not perfectly and not intentionally, but close enough.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1439/dsc03934_a7fb78e1d006b62b401fda989d020c95e04ba830.jpg
05-10-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,022
Posted By caloso

Tolerating black coffee on an empty stomach is...

Tolerating black coffee on an empty stomach is the thing that makes IF possible for me.
05-10-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By caloso

You said mag trainer in the title, but if you are...

You said mag trainer in the title, but if you are open to fluid trainers, I can recommend the Kinetic.
05-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,614
Posted By caloso

A screenshot of my Strava from Sunday's Golden...

A screenshot of my Strava from Sunday's Golden State Race Series circuit race. This was the Masters 50+/60+ field, so by definition everyone in that race is eligible for AARP membership. I finished...
05-09-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By caloso

It makes a lot of sense, especially if you're...

It makes a lot of sense, especially if you're dealing with tubeless. My son and I share 4 sets of wheels between our 2 CX bikes. Different treads and widths for the conditions, but same cassettes...
05-09-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By caloso

You have options: 1) email Giro directly and...

You have options:

1) email Giro directly and ask
2) go to the bike shop and ask
3) go to REI and buy new male and female parts that fit the strap
05-06-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By caloso

Seems like that would double your washing, not to...

Seems like that would double your washing, not to mention increased chafing.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By caloso

If you're not going to wear them again that day,...

If you're not going to wear them again that day, I'm not sure why you're bothering to dry them. Stick them in a plastic garbage bag and take them home to put in the wash.
Forum: Triathlon
05-04-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,091
Posted By caloso

Also, you can get a Stages crankarm PM for $325.

Also, you can get a Stages crankarm PM for $325.
Forum: Triathlon
05-04-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,091
Posted By caloso

Buy, borrow, or check out the book mentioned...

Buy, borrow, or check out the book mentioned above. It will tell you everything you want to know about power training. And whether it would be worth it to invest in a power meter.
05-04-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 347,895
Posted By caloso

John and Yoko out for a nosh. ...

John and Yoko out for a nosh.

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05-04-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 987
Posted By caloso

I have used a HRM for at least 20 years, but...

I have used a HRM for at least 20 years, but since I got a power meter (10 years ago?) I mostly use HR data for aerobic decoupling and to gauge fatigue. I never look at it in the moment.

Re the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By caloso

10 minutes each, on a two-hour ride? Ain't...

10 minutes each, on a two-hour ride? Ain't nobody got time for that.
04-28-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,706
Posted By caloso

I'm seriously considering it. We'll be empty...

I'm seriously considering it. We'll be empty nesters soon. And there are some causes I'm passionate about that could use my skills and experience. It would be nice to be able to do so without...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By caloso

This. I'm on my 3rd pair of S-Works. They're...

This. I'm on my 3rd pair of S-Works. They're expensive, but they fit my feet perfectly. The newest ones are my A shoes, the previous pair are my B shoes, and the oldest are my trainer shoes....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,370
Posted By caloso

You love seeing people struggle during a...

You love seeing people struggle during a noncompetitive event?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By caloso

Iíve had more than a few Specializeds but if I...

Iíve had more than a few Specializeds but if I were going to buy an aluminum race bike, Iíd get a CAAD.
04-26-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,623
Posted By caloso

23mm

23mm
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,557
Posted By caloso

I’ve done this half a dozen times successfully...

I’ve done this half a dozen times successfully for CX or gravel, but I’ve never had enough nerve to do it for road tires.

Good luck!
04-22-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 487,123
Posted By caloso

I'm pretty sure that's the one station that's...

I'm pretty sure that's the one station that's famous for having the most expensive gas in the state (and thus the whole country, usually).
04-22-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,118
Posted By caloso

I forgot about old nipples. I've done that.

I forgot about old nipples. I've done that.
04-21-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By caloso

https://www.corrosionpedia.com/galvanic-corrosion-...

https://www.corrosionpedia.com/galvanic-corrosion-of-metals-connected-to-carbon-fiber-reinforced-polymers/2/1556
04-21-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By caloso

I had a carbon frame that came with an aluminum...

I had a carbon frame that came with an aluminum seatpost that got so stuck that they had to put it in a bench vise and use the bike itself as a lever to twist it out. I replaced it with a carbon...
04-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,382
Posted By caloso

For an aluminum frame, I would recommend an...

For an aluminum frame, I would recommend an aluminum seat post. Google galvanic corrosion.
04-20-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By caloso

FWIW, I have not had good luck with VeloToze on...

FWIW, I have not had good luck with VeloToze on mtb shoes.
04-18-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,878
Posted By caloso

What's your riding been like since Jan 1? Have...

What's your riding been like since Jan 1? Have you been on a similar schedule as last year? Or are you starting up now?
Forum: Commuting
04-18-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By caloso

I also think that you're going to get used to it....

I also think that you're going to get used to it. It may have been a big jump up in activity, but it will soon be your new normal.
04-13-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,356
Posted By caloso

25C, no wind.

25C, no wind.
04-13-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,868
Posted By caloso

I race and most of the group rides I go on are...

I race and most of the group rides I go on are either team rides where we may be working on specific race situations or training, or race rides which are sort of unofficial races. Even in those...
04-13-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By caloso

Compression band worked for me.

Compression band worked for me.
04-12-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,087
Posted By caloso

BF's version of AITA.

BF's version of AITA.
04-12-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,868
Posted By caloso

A lot of riders are uncomfortable riding close to...

A lot of riders are uncomfortable riding close to others.
04-10-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By caloso

Anytime I get on my bike, it’s a ride , whether...

Anytime I get on my bike, it’s a ride , whether it’s a mile or a hundred miles.
04-08-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,053
Posted By caloso

I think if I ever reported all of my exercise to...

I think if I ever reported all of my exercise to my employer, they'd wonder if I'm actually working a full day.
04-07-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16,980
Views: 1,165,084
Posted By caloso

Was scheduled to do 6x5’ at 108% but just didn’t...

Was scheduled to do 6x5’ at 108% but just didn’t have it. Got 3 good ones, failed the 4th. Tried to rally on the 5th but got only halfway and had to call it. I’m blaming the heat: it was 88F and I’m...
04-06-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,053
Posted By caloso

GPS computer for $85. ...

GPS computer for $85. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QRYVD8Z/ref=emc_b_5_t
04-05-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,579
Posted By caloso

And what is the common factor in each of these...

And what is the common factor in each of these interactions?
04-05-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,868
Posted By caloso

The only hills on this route is to get up on the...

The only hills on this route is to get up on the levee. Although the wind can be brutal. I hope you started in Sacramento so you could ride with a nice breeze at your back.
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