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Forum: Road Cycling 07-29-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Tycho Brahe
Turn off your GPS and see how well Strava works....

Turn off your GPS and see how well Strava works. :foo: Using cell tower triangulation to determine location is even more unreliable and something Strava would not have access to anyways.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-29-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 462
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Strava polls GPS data once per second and...

Strava polls GPS data once per second and extrapolates data based on two points. Not reliable for a single point in time reading.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 655
Posted By Tycho Brahe
California is amazing for climbing. I do not...

California is amazing for climbing. I do not understand why would you get into cycling if you do not do climbs. Flats are the boring parts in between the ascents/descents.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 655
Posted By Tycho Brahe
If you want to test out your Strava elevation...

If you want to test out your Strava elevation readings, select "Create Route" from the tools menu and Strava will create a route with elevation based on its data. Obviously, it should match. This...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 655
Posted By Tycho Brahe
I am averaging about 80ft of climbing per mile...

I am averaging about 80ft of climbing per mile (15m per km) this year. I mainly do climbs, so my average might be higher than most. Most rides tend to be about 100ft of climbing per mile.

Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,291
Posted By Tycho Brahe
It is pretty old at this point. It is a Hype...

It is pretty old at this point. It is a Hype bluetooth speaker: https://www.amazon.com/Hype-Mini-Capsule-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B00CDQ7U7K

You can probably find much better and cheaper speakers...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,291
Posted By Tycho Brahe
I use a top tube bag to carry a bluetooth...

I use a top tube bag to carry a bluetooth speaker. I get looks ... looks of jealousy.
Forum: Southern California 07-22-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Common misconception. Coastal California is not...

Common misconception. Coastal California is not hot. Monterey never hit 88 in all the years I lived there.

There are also very few stores along the coast. From Monterey to Cambria there is only...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,208
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Cycling has always been great. Everyone agrees....

Cycling has always been great. Everyone agrees. Question is, can you get aero?

http://gothamist.com/attachments/jen/2016_07_bikeoutfits.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By Tycho Brahe
I hope you like sunscreen! And that above...

I hope you like sunscreen!

And that above picture cannot be California. The grass is too green.
Forum: Southern California 07-19-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Why would you transition from corp to academia as...

Why would you transition from corp to academia as a software professional? The pay will be much lower, but you do get better benefits. Much harder to get as well. Academia is a bit like the finance...
Forum: Southern California 07-18-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Considering he wants to do the ride with a...

Considering he wants to do the ride with a backpack and no panniers, I doubt he has room for camping equipment.

OP, I seriously hope you still are not thinking of using a backpack.
Forum: Southern California 07-15-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By Tycho Brahe
I used to live in Monterey and I have ridden...

I used to live in Monterey and I have ridden to/from Santa Cruz a few times. Pretty flat as far as California goes. Here is one ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/120981766 So that days ride...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Tycho Brahe
As mentioned above, I already did that. I...

As mentioned above, I already did that.

I put the saddle on a flat surface and measured the gap. It is slightly crooked. As pictured, the right side gap is not as tall. Very small difference....
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Tycho Brahe
My only other bike is a vintage Bianchi with a...

My only other bike is a vintage Bianchi with a completely different seatpost system.

Which part would be the saddle mount? The top portion of the seatpost or the clamps around the saddle rails?...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Tycho Brahe
That would be from mounting something to my...

That would be from mounting something to my handlebars. Need tunes while I riding since headphones seems to be verboten to some.



Actually, it might be.

I finally had time to remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Tycho Brahe
That could very well be the case. Never would...

That could very well be the case. Never would have thought to check for something like that.

Because of my prior poor self fitting, I was all over the saddle. Still should not have caused such...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Newish bike, saddle rails already bent

I finally went in to get fitted on my not even 3 month old bike (1100 miles so far) and my fitter noticed that my saddle was crooked. The rails do not appear to be bent, but what else would case one...
Forum: Southern California 07-15-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Thanks for the response. While I am new to the...

Thanks for the response. While I am new to the area, and I am not new to California, and I understand how the weather can vary greatly from area to area. Just because the weather is decent enough for...
Forum: Southern California 07-14-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Feasability of this ride

https://www.strava.com/routes/5737319

I have never been to this area. How busy is Rt-2 on a weekend morning? There does not seem to be any shoulder from the little I have seen from Google Street...
Forum: Southern California 07-12-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Ended up going this past weekend. I usually avoid...

Ended up going this past weekend. I usually avoid touristy spots while weekend cycling, but I could not make it on Friday. Do not know why I was so hesitant about going through, but I tend to be...
Forum: Southern California 07-11-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By Tycho Brahe
You will find nothing cheap in Big Sur. The only...

You will find nothing cheap in Big Sur. The only cheap options are camping. There is really nothing in the area. You have the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other.

Big Sur is one of...
Forum: Southern California 07-07-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Tycho Brahe
That arch is definitely the way in, I simply did...

That arch is definitely the way in, I simply did not know about the legality of it.

LAist actually wrote about it today: How To Easily Get To The Hollywood Sign: LAist...
Forum: Southern California 07-05-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By Tycho Brahe
Honestly, I would rethink the whole biking thing...

Honestly, I would rethink the whole biking thing in general. How much time will you be spending visiting friends? It sounds like you will spreading yourself too thin at each place. I would take...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,299
Posted By Tycho Brahe
How are some measuring the longevity of their...

How are some measuring the longevity of their shorts in terms of miles? Do you not rotate your clothing or are you constantly washing them? I have four pairs in rotation.
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