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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 505
Posted By MinnMan

Get a bike that is reasonable, that fits, and...

Get a bike that is reasonable, that fits, and that you can get your hands on now.

If you really take to cycling, there will be n+1 later. just get something decent and go have fun while the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,257
Posted By MinnMan

There aren't many of us who have ridden lots of...

There aren't many of us who have ridden lots of current carbon bikes, so mostly you're getting recommendations from people who like the one or two that the currently ride. Be that as it may, I love...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By MinnMan

Obree did that years ago. ...

Obree did that years ago.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

bye

bye
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

Check out the glass jars in the basket loaded up...

Check out the glass jars in the basket loaded up prior to the "hill repeat" session.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

I'll give it one last go and then after that, you...

I'll give it one last go and then after that, you can do you however you like.

The learning experience you need is how to ride a road bike and how to ride in groups. Some people who already have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

Whatever floats your boat, but a big gear is not...

Whatever floats your boat, but a big gear is not what makes you fast.

Goggle "spinning" and "mashing"
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By MinnMan

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

I'm impressed that you can make any kind of speed...

I'm impressed that you can make any kind of speed at all on those bikes. But for the tiny chance that your phrase wasn't deliberately ironic, "racing hybrid" is an oxymoron.

If speed is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

We don't mean to discourage the OP. getting out...

We don't mean to discourage the OP. getting out and challenging oneself with faster riders and hills is fantastic.

Keep doing it and you'll drop some weight and get better.

And have a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

Well then, there are excellent prospects for...

Well then, there are excellent prospects for improved hill climbing that have nothing to do with gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,885
Posted By MinnMan

Going on group rides with a hybrid? You aren't...

Going on group rides with a hybrid? You aren't going to keep up.

Also, you didn't say anything about your weight. Hill climbing is for skinny people.
05-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By MinnMan

For the time being, I'm just spending little or...

For the time being, I'm just spending little or no time in the P&R and other places where the discussion goes that way. I'm tired with the proverbial "wrestling with the pig" stuff. Bikes, gear,...
04-29-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,241
Posted By MinnMan

Rohan Dennis was a beast today. And while...

Rohan Dennis was a beast today.

And while I'mm on the subject, about Team Ineos....

I've written here before that I like them more than the Sky team lead by Froome. They ride more...
04-26-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 829
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, uh. Some of these guys are pretty active...

Yeah, uh. Some of these guys are pretty active in other forums. Have they all been reading the pro racing threads all along? And keeping quiet?
04-22-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By MinnMan

He got into the breakaway today. That about says...

He got into the breakaway today. That about says it all - he's pack fodder who is no GC threat but can have a good day when he gets into the break.
04-15-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By MinnMan

I don't think that the rest of the world brought...

I don't think that the rest of the world brought their best to Turkey, but even against a less than stellar field, winning three sprints in a row takes some doing. Cav should be thrilled.

But I...
04-06-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

Woods on the steep finish. Or Yates

Woods on the steep finish.

Or Yates
04-06-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By MinnMan

They have such a strong cohesive team. He could...

They have such a strong cohesive team. He could put up some wins for them.

But I'll bet the pay cut is going to be hefty no matter what. He was the highest paid star for a reason, but those...
04-04-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

MvdP had done soo much of the work, attacking and...

MvdP had done soo much of the work, attacking and pulling, he was spent. All credit to Asgreen though, he made the first attack that allowed him and MvdP and Wout to escape, and then hung on during...
04-02-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,906
Posted By MinnMan

I second that. And a mostly deserted one, not a...

I second that. And a mostly deserted one, not a heavily used MUP.

Or quiet gravel roads.

From my days getting high (mostly long long ago), I think that the impairment to your judgement, motor...
03-23-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

Actually, this one ...

Actually, this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRP7AuFibg0
03-23-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

The Least Expected Day on Netflix. It's about...

The Least Expected Day on Netflix. It's about their 2019 season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzOSKRZQvH0
03-23-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

Oh right, the OTHER world class time trialist on...

Oh right, the OTHER world class time trialist on Ineos-Grenadiers. jeez.
03-21-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By MinnMan

Ah, well here is a highlight reel anyway. Good...

Ah, well here is a highlight reel anyway. Good stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8A_qZDB5w
03-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

True, but still he exceeded my expectations. The...

True, but still he exceeded my expectations. The cornucopia of intense young talent overshadows him and I didn't expect him to be up front at the end at all.

On to Catalunya! Sepp Kuss! ...
03-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,679
Posted By MinnMan

More of the same, from somebody with some good...

More of the same, from somebody with some good perspective
...
03-16-21, 11:43 AM
03-15-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

My head hurts just watching that.

My head hurts just watching that.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By MinnMan

I have older model RS5000s, 105s, and Dura Ace...

I have older model RS5000s, 105s, and Dura Ace 9000s. Apart from the differences in weight, I find that the balanced weight of the R9000s is a little better - this means that when clipping in without...
03-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,890
Posted By MinnMan

alas ...

alas

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/paris-nice-brandon-mcnulty-crashes-out-of-stage-6/

Hope he's OK.
03-11-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

top 4 finishers is much of the roster of great...

top 4 finishers is much of the roster of great racing today.
03-08-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,248
Posted By MinnMan

Tom Boonen: ...

Tom Boonen:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nibali-boonen-and-father-adrie-left-stunned-by-mathieu-van-der-poels-strade-bianche-performance/

Racing has its next Peter Sagan. Not that he's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By MinnMan

Is this a trick question? Different tire...

Is this a trick question?

Different tire types on different bikes and different wheels, old "new" 23s that didn't get used before I switched to 25s, different tread types for different conditions...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By MinnMan

Totally agree. I seldom do intervals outdoors,...

Totally agree. I seldom do intervals outdoors, but that's an exception. Other than that, the main use outside is when I'm going hard and want to know if I can sustain the power. In non-covid times, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By MinnMan

Choose based on your budget and other priorities...

Choose based on your budget and other priorities for what you want in a head unit, such as mapping and so on. Either will work with your FA pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By MinnMan

My Wahoo Bolt shows the pedal power balance from...

My Wahoo Bolt shows the pedal power balance from my Favero Assiomas in the ride summary statistics. I suppose it can also show them during the ride, but I haven't tried and if it did, what exactly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By MinnMan

If cycling is important enough to you that you'll...

If cycling is important enough to you that you'll miss your road bike if it's out of commission for a week or two, then you have to own more than one.

Yeah, I own seven bikes, including 3 road...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By MinnMan

Koolstop salmon for my rim brakes with alloy...

Koolstop salmon for my rim brakes with alloy rims. Swissstop black prince for the bike with rim brakes and carbon rims. In the case of the latter, it's the best I've found, but I still don't like...
02-07-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,779
Posted By MinnMan

Considering where you live, you must be on your...

Considering where you live, you must be on your guard every time you leave your house.
12-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,660
Posted By MinnMan

Really? How? I use sturdy old alloy wheels on...

Really? How? I use sturdy old alloy wheels on my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine, and I can't imagine how the wheel could be harmed. And old used Gatorskins last a long time when they are repurposed...
12-30-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,342
Posted By MinnMan

Generally, the companion app is most useful when...

Generally, the companion app is most useful when you are NOT riding. You can checck out scheduled rides, peer in on your friends who are riding,and scroll through your previous rides for stats...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,719
Posted By MinnMan

Many people shell out for 2 sided pedal PMs ...

Many people shell out for 2 sided pedal PMs because they are convinced that they are very imbalanced (because one leg really *feels* stronger) and that one-sided would not be accurate for them. ...
12-24-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,137
Posted By MinnMan

That's another reason I don't listen to music on...

That's another reason I don't listen to music on the road. If my bike is making unexpected sounds, I want to know about it.
12-14-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,348
Posted By MinnMan

I agree with those who argue that the added risk...

I agree with those who argue that the added risk of injury is likely small, but just as a general point of discussion, the idea behind modern bike helmets is not that they are simply padding, but...
12-14-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,348
Posted By MinnMan

In the event of a direct hit, it could focus...

In the event of a direct hit, it could focus energy to a small surface area of the helmet, thereby increasing the force propagated to the head.
12-12-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,853
Posted By MinnMan

This is worthy of its own thread. Rumble strips...

This is worthy of its own thread. Rumble strips are pretty common in Minnesota and environs. A friend of mine (a septuagenarian and a VERY experienced rider) died when he hit some rumble strips,...
12-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,853
Posted By MinnMan

Even riding on the shoulder of a road like that,...

Even riding on the shoulder of a road like that, I'd have a bright daytime-visible blinking rear light.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,686
Posted By MinnMan

When I crashed in October, I damaged my Giro...

When I crashed in October, I damaged my Giro Synthe MIPS, but escaped any head injuries. That gave me continued positive vibes about Giro helmets. Combined with the fact that Giro offered a 30%...
12-11-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,853
Posted By MinnMan

Despite what I wrote earlier, with the google...

Despite what I wrote earlier, with the google maps image showing the rumble strips, that shoulder is too narrow for a double pace line. The surface to the right of the tarmac may be "rideable", but...
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