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04-09-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By bbbean

I don't know, crashing on the couch watching a...

I don't know, crashing on the couch watching a cheesy movie isn't so bad.
03-20-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 16,463
Posted By bbbean

I don't accept the basic premise that "modern...

I don't accept the basic premise that "modern bikes are expensive". Like anything else (cars, watches, computers, houses, clothes, food, etc), you can find bikes at nearly every price point, and the...
03-18-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,249
Posted By bbbean

It's easy enough to track what it does to blood...

It's easy enough to track what it does to blood glucose through use of a CGM. I trained with a CGM for the first few months of last year, and found that it was difficult, if not impossible to spike...
01-25-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By bbbean

Given that men's and women's anatomy varies a...

Given that men's and women's anatomy varies a great deal within genders as well as between genders, the answer is a very clear "it depends". Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to test chamois...
01-08-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,485
Posted By bbbean

That is SUCH a helpful answer! If I ask...

That is SUCH a helpful answer!

If I ask about using sausage vs beef in my spaghetti recipe, would you post about how you quit eating italian food and tell me how to make tacos?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,417
Posted By bbbean

Hey, I won't stand for any antisemantic talk!

Hey, I won't stand for any antisemantic talk!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,417
Posted By bbbean

On your wheel.

On your wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,417
Posted By bbbean

Very well said.

Very well said.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,333
Posted By bbbean

Please read my reply in context. I was referring...

Please read my reply in context. I was referring to the argument that setting up Di2 was more complicated than setting up SRAM. I was trying to make the point that as a rider, I was less concerned...
12-07-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,108
Posted By bbbean

20 minute ramp tests are all about pacing. That's...

20 minute ramp tests are all about pacing. That's one reason there are 8 minute tests, AI tests, and a variety of other formats. As long as you use one test consistently, you'll get a usable metric...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,333
Posted By bbbean

You know what's really easy to install and...

You know what's really easy to install and maintain? Exterior cables and down tube shifters.For that matter a single speed does away with shifters altogether!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,333
Posted By bbbean

That certainly doesn't explain the number of...

That certainly doesn't explain the number of riders with Ultegra and Dura Ace at races, group rides, tours, etc.I don't think I've ridden an "entry level" groupset since the 1980s. When I got back...
11-30-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By bbbean

Good luck. It does sound like you're on top of it...

Good luck. It does sound like you're on top of it if you're tracking with your CGM. Out of curiosity, what do you consider high? Does it stay high throughout your workout, or does it spike and drop?...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,976
Posted By bbbean

Josh Poertner (owner of Silca) has suggested the...

Josh Poertner (owner of Silca) has suggested the same. He suggests that if your are going to err, better to err on the low side than the high side. Their numbers are based on real world testing, but...
11-27-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By bbbean

I don't believe that number has come up in my...

I don't believe that number has come up in my posts. Even josh Poertner doesn't use that number. Discrediting an entire argument based on a hyperbolic number (present without attribution or context)...
11-27-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By bbbean

Doubt away. My reading, independent tests, and my...

Doubt away. My reading, independent tests, and my experience bring me to a different conclusion. I pay what I pay for the products I buy because I believe they work. I believe what I do because I've...
11-27-23, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By bbbean

I used the bag for a year, and it worked fine,...

I used the bag for a year, and it worked fine, but using a cheap ($20) crockpot is MUCH easier, and eliminated the possibility of an oops moment.

FWIW, if you accidentally spill a bag of hot wax...
11-17-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,645
Posted By bbbean

It was apparently news to the person I was...

It was apparently news to the person I was responding to, and to the people who regularly complain that drivers are trying to kill them.
11-17-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,645
Posted By bbbean

I would wager that 99% of all close passes are...

I would wager that 99% of all close passes are simply a driver with more tolerance for close passes than the cyclist. It isn't necessary to assume your fellow road users are homicidal or have...
11-08-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,645
Posted By bbbean

Hey, you used "triggered"! You get extra points...

Hey, you used "triggered"! You get extra points for jargon.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-23, 03:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,479
Posted By bbbean

It's been covered, but I'll chime in anyhow....

It's been covered, but I'll chime in anyhow. Electronic shifting is mature technology that shifts better and more reliably than manual shifting. Other than charging, it requires less maintenance than...
11-08-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

It's $32 worth of r&d to develop the best...

It's $32 worth of r&d to develop the best possible wax for the application. FWIW, it isn't simply wax, it is lubricant suspended in wax. If just any old wax would do, we'd all be rubbing old candles...
11-08-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,645
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, Maryland has one of the the coolest flags I...

FWIW, Maryland has one of the the coolest flags I can think of. If I lived in Maryland, I'd absolutely want that flag on my kit.
11-08-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

$88 was what he quoted in his message.

$88 was what he quoted in his message.
11-06-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,645
Posted By bbbean

I wish I could wear it. Love merino socks, but...

I wish I could wear it. Love merino socks, but I've tried a couple of merino jerseys and ended up giving them away. Once I warm up, that itch factor is just too much.
11-06-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,645
Posted By bbbean

Speaking for my people, "nah, we're...

Speaking for my people, "nah, we're good."
11-06-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

Best case scenario - you get 5-10K miles, your...

Best case scenario - you get 5-10K miles, your chain is more efficient, and you don't get chain mark tattoos on your leg, your clothes, or anything else your chain touches.
Worst case scenario - you...
10-24-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By bbbean

Glyphosate is a remarkaby safe broad spectrum...

Glyphosate is a remarkaby safe broad spectrum weed killer that is used to kill weeds prior to planting. Using glyphosate makes no-till possible, reducing erosion, fuel use, and is much safer than the...
10-24-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

Fair enough. I don't mind a good mud hole, but...

Fair enough. I don't mind a good mud hole, but those Belgian mudfests you see in the world cup look like torture. If the best CX riders in the world are running through half the course, I know I'd...
10-03-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By bbbean

Been using Trainerroad for the past 3 seasons....

Been using Trainerroad for the past 3 seasons. Nothing but good things to say about it, and it has given me solid results.
10-03-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By bbbean

Yes! Come join us! There are Masters and age...

Yes! Come join us! There are Masters and age group divisions in every discipline, and you will find camaraderie and stiff competition at nearly every race. I started racing at age 50, and I'm still...
10-03-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,252
Posted By bbbean

Me. I do. I also appreciate the million things...

Me. I do.
I also appreciate the million things my LBS (or any of the other locally owned and operated retail stores I frequent) do for me, for my community, and for our local/regional/national...
09-19-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

OK, you knocked down the straw man. Sorry for...

OK, you knocked down the straw man. Sorry for suggesting you could still learn something. Have a great day.
09-19-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

I'm not Maleochs, but: 1) You just described...

I'm not Maleochs, but:
1) You just described what happened. Question asked and answered.
2) You'd be riding a bike that was more lubricated than it was before you oiled the chain.
3) You'd have...
09-15-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

Of course you would. Wouldn't want anyone else's...

Of course you would. Wouldn't want anyone else's experience, manufacturer recommendations, testing, or published data to cloud your omniscience.
09-15-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

Noting for the record that I use both - I hot wax...

Noting for the record that I use both - I hot wax my chains every 500-1500 miles (depending on conditions), and drip wax as needed to top off (every 100-200 miles) - the appeal of using drip wax is...
09-15-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

There is a better answer than this, but take a...

There is a better answer than this, but take a block of wax and a cup of oil at room temperature. Sprinkle sand on them, then blow it off. Which one retained more sand?
09-13-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By bbbean

Rim strips are cheap to begin with. I'd rather...

Rim strips are cheap to begin with. I'd rather spring for an extra bick or two, be able to thrown them on in 10 seconds and not worry about flatting because my homemade strip gave up the ghost at an...
09-13-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

I've not heard great things.

I've not heard great things.
09-12-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 16,781
Posted By bbbean

Bike stuff is expensive. I'm perfectly willing to...

Bike stuff is expensive. I'm perfectly willing to sell out for a little cash and all the wax I can dip my chains in.
09-12-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By bbbean

You won't need to. You'll already know what works...

You won't need to. You'll already know what works for you.
08-22-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,597
Posted By bbbean

We don't do ourselves any favors..... When...

We don't do ourselves any favors.....

When we turn into a bunch of Karens citing and documenting every single time another cyclist did something we don't like. If we can offer some vast...
08-21-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By bbbean

THIS! Exactly. The process of logging meals is a...

THIS! Exactly. The process of logging meals is a great educational tool, and is the way you can get a much better handle on how your metabolism responds to various stresses, macros, etc.
08-21-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By bbbean

Absolutely. Hard to budget anything if you don't...

Absolutely. Hard to budget anything if you don't measure or count it.
08-14-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,915
Posted By bbbean

Those are great off the bike, but they don't...

Those are great off the bike, but they don't provide much eye protection. I occasionally forget to grab my cycling glasses (wrap around Rudy Rydons), and ride in my every day glasses (small wire...
08-12-23, 08:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,915
Posted By bbbean

Stop liking what I don't like!

Stop liking what I don't like!
08-03-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By bbbean

I lost 160 lbs, reversed my diabetes, improved my...

I lost 160 lbs, reversed my diabetes, improved my BP, cholesterol, and virtually every other metric through logging my meals. As you note, simply forcing yourself to study what, when, and how much...
Forum: Touring
07-31-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,936
Posted By bbbean

I believe it is entirely possible to do that, but...

I believe it is entirely possible to do that, but strongly suspect that 25% was the max grade on a milder climb.I routinely see climbs of 8-12% that will have a few meters of a >20% grade. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 13,297
Posted By bbbean

Congrats! Well done.

Congrats! Well done.
07-09-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,571
Posted By bbbean

Sorry, no sale. Among other things, roads with...

Sorry, no sale. Among other things, roads with poor sight lines force traffic to slow down. Further, a responsible cyclist taking the lane is also using some combination of lights, bright colored...
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