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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-08-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By MinnMan
Everybody is different. I lose motivation if I...

Everybody is different. I lose motivation if I haven't ridden for a while, but once I start riding, I remember how good it feels - both to ride and even moreso, the feeling after the ride.

But I...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-08-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By MinnMan
If you want to move in the direction of longer,...

If you want to move in the direction of longer, harder, and faster, the Trek 2.1 is an excellent starter bike. A 2010 2.1 was my first somewhat serious bike, and I have close to 20,000 miles on it...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By MinnMan
The Sirrus is a flat-bar bike, the 2.1 has drop...

The Sirrus is a flat-bar bike, the 2.1 has drop bars. Which one is right for you depends on the kind of riding you are going to do - the distances and the intensity. You shouldn't care at all if...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
True, but then you have to pay to have a wheel...

True, but then you have to pay to have a wheel built around it. Unless you were otherwise planning on buying a new bike or wheel or having an old rim rebuilt, then the entry into hub-based power...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
Yup - you're the second one to point out my...

Yup - you're the second one to point out my ridiculous error. Thanks. I've gone back and fixed it now.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
You are absolutely right - it was a mistyping of...

You are absolutely right - it was a mistyping of the ideal gas law. P = nrT/V.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
We are far off topic now, but the number of moles...

We are far off topic now, but the number of moles would be nearly the same, assuming that all of these gases have equations of state that are small departures from the ideal gas law at a few hundred...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
As already noted earlier in the thread, high...

As already noted earlier in the thread, high frequency noise such as potholes can be removed by Fourier transforms.

Which is not to say that I'm sure that the gizmo actually works as advertised.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By MinnMan
That's interesting to know. My only 11 speed...

That's interesting to know. My only 11 speed bike is new and only has 1k miles, so now I am forewarned.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By MinnMan
The symptoms suggest you waited too long, but I...

The symptoms suggest you waited too long, but I would have thought that 0.75 should be the right time for replacement. 0.5 would be very conservative.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
This leads to the dumb question about how these...

This leads to the dumb question about how these newer devices perform when one's position on the bike is not constant? If the devices require some assumption about aerodynamics, how do they adapt...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-07-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By MinnMan
5000 miles/chain? How frequently do you measure...

5000 miles/chain? How frequently do you measure change stretch and how much stretch do you allow before you change chains?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-07-16, 12:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,486
Posted By MinnMan
Is there such a thing as an anecdotal statistic? ...

Is there such a thing as an anecdotal statistic? Here is a candidate - a home-brewed back-of-the-envelope attempt to quantify cycling risk. I'm sure somebody out there has better-validated numbers....
Forum: Road Cycling 12-06-16, 11:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
Yes, a Garmin Edge. I just scanned a few raw...

Yes, a Garmin Edge. I just scanned a few raw .gpx files and in most cases there are data at once per second, but indeed there are other parts of the files with only one datum every 5 seconds or so. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-06-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By MinnMan
The answer totally depends on how much chain...

The answer totally depends on how much chain stretch you allowed before you changed the chain. If you kept the chain on too long, the wear on the cassette was greater and the misfit to the new...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-06-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
This is a topic for a different thread, but I'm...

This is a topic for a different thread, but I'm not so sure Strava is spot on. I have seen some funny things on Strava segments, such as indicating the my average speed on a segment was greater than...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-06-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
Presumably a bluetooth HRM, not ANT+?

Presumably a bluetooth HRM, not ANT+?
Forum: Road Cycling 12-06-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
Reading the copy on the site, it's obviously...

Reading the copy on the site, it's obviously written by somebody who is not a native English speaker. Though I have no opinion as to the veracity of their claims, I don't think that nitpicking the...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-06-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,056
Posted By MinnMan
Seems like the claims are simple enough to...

Seems like the claims are simple enough to verify. All they need to do is to install a bike with their device and a more conventional power meter, ride it over a range of conditions, and plot the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-05-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By MinnMan
Hooray for back roads! And, with the right...

Hooray for back roads!

And, with the right bike and state of mind, hooray for unpaved roads!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-05-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,025
Posted By MinnMan
It is. Try telling somebody you feel sorry for...

It is. Try telling somebody you feel sorry for them because they look out of shape and then ask them if they think you are being judgmental. Of course, when we keep our judgements to ourselves,...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-05-16, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By MinnMan
Riding when the temperatures are in the 30s..... ...

Riding when the temperatures are in the 30s.....

That's what I've been doing for the last few weeks. It's not bad at all.

But the temperatures here are going down to the teens this coming...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-04-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,025
Posted By MinnMan
Enough guys. The relative roles of society...

Enough guys.

The relative roles of society and family in various social ills is an old debate that fills many volumes in the sociology literature, popular books and journalism, and, probably...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-04-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,025
Posted By MinnMan
Just curious. Do you have kids?

Just curious. Do you have kids?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-04-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,025
Posted By MinnMan
Yeah, I'm with Bulldog1935, here. Rowan, I think...

Yeah, I'm with Bulldog1935, here. Rowan, I think that you must frequent different quarters of social media from me. I have seldom encountered what you describe, apart from the occasional comment...
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