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05-29-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By kudude

Medic Zero is pretty spot on. Find a job...

Medic Zero is pretty spot on.

Find a job first, and explore the area. What looks on the map like an easy 25 minute walk can be a nasty slog up and down steep hills in the rain. Buses are great...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By kudude

They're all good. Any one of those frames is...

They're all good. Any one of those frames is solid and good enough to race on. Pick one with a 10spd groupset, and go
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By kudude

Reading your post makes me incredibly nostalgic. ...

Reading your post makes me incredibly nostalgic.

How about South Park? Also, drop down Pinehurst and come up Redwood (head back down to Berkeley via Joaquin Miller)

A few years ago old tunnel...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By kudude

I've been to Minneapolis in the winter. Good on...

I've been to Minneapolis in the winter. Good on you, and I really do believe you must have an entire 2nd (and 3rd) wardrobe
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By kudude

Thanks. that's my re-branded chain. didn't know...

Thanks. that's my re-branded chain. didn't know the original name
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By kudude

what's the 10sp chain of choice?

I have always treated chains like a commodity. I bought about 6 of the Performance-branded KMC's when they were available. My riding has trailed off in the last 2 years (work....), so I've just now...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By kudude

If you're lucky, gas will hit $6 a gallon and you...

If you're lucky, gas will hit $6 a gallon and you can break even in 2016!

It's pretty hard to quantify the $$'s associated with improved mental/physical health, being a nicer person for your...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By kudude

It's great. Really. Sort of underwhelming...

It's great. Really.

Sort of underwhelming when you turn it on - almost can't tell anything is happening, but come back 2 hours later and it's all smiles. Benefit of not being a high-powered...
04-29-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By kudude

send them an email with your text above. they'll...

send them an email with your text above. they'll appreciate it, and it's the right thing to do
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By kudude

How much have you spent on your commuting gear?

I was riding along today, realizing that I've bought (or justified buying) quite a few things that I would not otherwise own if I didn't ride my bike to work (however occasionally).

Ground rules -...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-13, 06:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,020
Posted By kudude

I usually travel for my job, but the last month...

I usually travel for my job, but the last month I've been fortunate enough to be staffed "locally"

It's 21 miles one-way, but there is a bus stop 3 mi from my house. I ride ~3 days a week, mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By kudude

Caloso, you make me want to cry. I spent...

Caloso, you make me want to cry.

I spent almost 6 years at Berkeley, where I rode my first bike since I was 10 yrs old. I'm in Seattle now, but traveling a lot for my job and not riding anywhere...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,517
Posted By kudude

love my ortlieb panniers, and i recommend their...

love my ortlieb panniers, and i recommend their products. The last bag on your list is a good choice

You're not going to be happy with most of the camelbak options -- they're meant for water and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By kudude

good morning, seattle

I haven't posted much in awhile, but saw this on my commute this morning.

ptap in a 404, bike locked with a chain, not through the wheel with a quick-release on the wheel.

I don't think that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,338
Posted By kudude

jeez. OP, got the pedals out yet? edit:...

jeez. OP, got the pedals out yet?

edit: should refresh before replying
06-29-11, 11:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,199
Posted By kudude

yeah, but the bike lane is on the OTHER side of...

yeah, but the bike lane is on the OTHER side of the bridge. I'm sure it's sunny and warm there
06-29-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 109,013
Posted By kudude

went from heavy supercomputer parallel FORTRAN...

went from heavy supercomputer parallel FORTRAN coding to..............msft ppt. Ctrl+Alt+g what again?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,619
Posted By kudude

And now this one will too.........

And now this one will too.........
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-11, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,619
Posted By kudude

this is all bs guessing but: (this is all...

this is all bs guessing but:

(this is all flat ground cruising on the hoods. It'll change when on a curvy descent in the drops)
not much on the hands. If there's too much there, it's a problem....
06-29-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,199
Posted By kudude

you need to do it once at least, and then decide...

you need to do it once at least, and then decide for yourself. You can't NOT do it.
06-29-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,973
Posted By kudude

we'll call mine a 3- and yours a 2+. I wasn't...

we'll call mine a 3- and yours a 2+. I wasn't even really sore after about a month

doubt it's the wuss factor
06-28-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,199
Posted By kudude

Agreed on the "not super pleasant" part, but it...

Agreed on the "not super pleasant" part, but it is very cool in concept. Loud and exposed is certainly how I would describe it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-11, 07:31 PM
06-28-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,973
Posted By kudude

My comment came across a bit harsh, but I'm glad...

My comment came across a bit harsh, but I'm glad you gave me the benefit of the doubt.

I just reacted b/c I had the same thing (grade 3 from a crit wreck) and remember being irritated about not...
06-28-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,464
Posted By kudude

got on my bike for the first time in weeks. end...

got on my bike for the first time in weeks. end of 55 miles my legs locked up on the hill up to my house. I'd been fighting through various cramped muscles for a few miles. had to sit on the...
06-27-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,973
Posted By kudude

If a 3rd degree a/c sep from 6 months ago is...

If a 3rd degree a/c sep from 6 months ago is something you still bring up, go ahead and pass on the racing.

You can TT competitively, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,813
Posted By kudude

The comparison will be the same as the ratio...

The comparison will be the same as the ratio between unicorns and leprechauns.
06-27-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By kudude

bothell was good for me yesterday, more or less. ...

bothell was good for me yesterday, more or less. I don't know the area well, but just tried to sort of follow the shore until I got to the north tip, and then jumped on 68th.
06-27-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,199
Posted By kudude

Get to the arboretum, or wherever in that neck of...

Get to the arboretum, or wherever in that neck of the woods and head south on Lake Washington Blvd. Stay on that and drop downhill 1/2 a block on S Irving (I-90 trail on the map)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,246
Posted By kudude

OP, ride for a couple of months and then come...

OP, ride for a couple of months and then come back and tell us if it still feels like as much of a workout to ride an hour as run. Once a few of your muscles adapt, this will probably change.
...
05-14-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,182,819
Posted By kudude

2 hrs, 32 miles exploring seattle this morning. ...

2 hrs, 32 miles exploring seattle this morning.

Heat-related (I think) tire blowout at the beginning. Lost 450' in ~6 blocks (Not really ever planning on riding up that), Was probably harder on...
05-02-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 138,306
Posted By kudude

so....where do you race in seattle? Is there a...

so....where do you race in seattle? Is there a website that lists all the stuff? Where do you live?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By kudude

saran wrap. got one of those giant costco rolls...

saran wrap. got one of those giant costco rolls and I can run my earbuds out of the wrap and still keep it sealed
04-29-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,182,819
Posted By kudude

40 miles today, around mercer island. I hear the...

40 miles today, around mercer island. I hear the lake washington loop is good. am shooting for a 7:30am (ouch) mtn ride tomorrow, may do 60+ sunday
04-26-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,182,819
Posted By kudude

75 miles today, up mt. diablo. holy **** I...

75 miles today, up mt. diablo. holy **** I haven't been riding nearly enough to do that. Don't know when I'll get another chance though, so had to summit.

Time for a 3 hour nap
04-25-11, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,182,819
Posted By kudude

started riding again last week after about 2...

started riding again last week after about 2 months off. I also bought a new bathroom scale (other one was dead and a new battery didn't bring it back to life). I'm 8-10 lbs overweight. I'd like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By kudude

you won't be able to tell a difference, or find...

you won't be able to tell a difference, or find what you want in your size for $2500 anyway
Forum: Europe
02-26-11, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By kudude

or should I just ski?

or should I just ski?
02-25-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 109,013
Posted By kudude

seconded. dunno if gimp is a real photoshop...

seconded. dunno if gimp is a real photoshop killer, though. most other stuff, though, is dandy.

ps -- using ubuntu remix to post this
02-22-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 118,467
Posted By kudude

for the record, these hills (seattle) aren't a...

for the record, these hills (seattle) aren't a joke. Should be exciting in the rain. Time for a front disc on the commuter
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,413
Posted By kudude

but what I want to know is: if a pro isn't using...

but what I want to know is: if a pro isn't using campy how can they possibly have an 11-21 straight block?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-11, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By kudude

no clue. the fact that the paint around it isn't...

no clue. the fact that the paint around it isn't cracked is encouraging. Not too much could be moving
Forum: Europe
02-10-11, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By kudude

Hello Europe forum! I'm going to be in...

Hello Europe forum!

I'm going to be in Kitzbuhel in March. It seems the average temps are above freezing but not particularly warm. Is it worth it for me to bring my road bike (Ritchey Breakaway...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By kudude

yeah, but if you're running 2-bolt CBs on plastic...

yeah, but if you're running 2-bolt CBs on plastic mtn shoes and switch to road pedals with a stiff sole you'll see a difference. This isn't really an "all other things equal" debate
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By kudude

meh none not being...

meh



none



not being snarky, but when I go on rides by myself I clip in ONCE. It's sort of rude to be the only guy trackstanding in a group, but I would probably ride toeclips if that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By kudude

stiffer sole, wider platform, really secure in...

stiffer sole, wider platform, really secure in the pedals.

for me it's fewer hotspots
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 259,566
Posted By kudude

...not to mention it isn't really fair to compare...

...not to mention it isn't really fair to compare front and rear shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-11, 11:47 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,860
Posted By kudude

there are two bike shops near me that have a 30...

there are two bike shops near me that have a 30 day no questions asked return policy on saddles. The idea is buy one, use it for a few weeks. If it doesn't work, try a different one. It works out...
02-04-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By kudude

got the 135mm->130mm reducer, cleaned up and...

got the 135mm->130mm reducer, cleaned up and relubed the hub. Just built it up with a Velocity A23 rim, DT spokes, 28H 2x.


bzzzzzzzzz!
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