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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,988
Posted By nathan.johnson

Assuming you can average 12mph up an 8% grade,...

Assuming you can average 12mph up an 8% grade, that's an hour climb in zone 5. Didn't happen.

OP, for what it's worth, I had a bowl of oatmeal and a banana before today's ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

http://app.strava.com/rides/3442798 90...

http://app.strava.com/rides/3442798

90 miles, 8400 ft elev gain, 2 [Strava] HC climbs (really the same one repeated twice). I'm pooped.
12-07-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,322
Posted By nathan.johnson

Any update from the OP on how the wearer likes...

Any update from the OP on how the wearer likes them?
12-07-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,678
Posted By nathan.johnson

If you experience symptoms of hypernatremia...

If you experience symptoms of hypernatremia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypernatremia), then you've over-consumed on electrolytes. Otherwise, you're probably getting more than you need but not...
12-07-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,979
Posted By nathan.johnson

In this hypothetical situation, it doesn't matter...

In this hypothetical situation, it doesn't matter who has the right of way. If you get hit, you're dead and the driver has a dinged fender. Follow the Law of Gross Tonnage...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,385
Posted By nathan.johnson

You were diluting your rum with cola? That's the...

You were diluting your rum with cola? That's the biggest tragedy in this thread so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By nathan.johnson

The two aren't mutually exclusive.

The two aren't mutually exclusive.
Forum: Foo
12-07-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By nathan.johnson

I don't remember the last time I saw an ad on the...

I don't remember the last time I saw an ad on the Internet. Many years ago at least. Is that still a viable income stream?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,419
Posted By nathan.johnson

Make sure the axle is fully seated in the dropout.

Make sure the axle is fully seated in the dropout.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,939
Posted By nathan.johnson

When your foot slips off the pedals, it doesn't...

When your foot slips off the pedals, it doesn't affect performance at all...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,939
Posted By nathan.johnson

I wonder what percentage of cyclists don't fall...

I wonder what percentage of cyclists don't fall at least once when switching to clipless pedals...
12-04-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,907
Posted By nathan.johnson

Would appreciate your thoughts on this bike...

Would appreciate your thoughts on this bike (http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/980552/).
12-01-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,875
Posted By nathan.johnson

Similar thing happened to me. Except I woke in...

Similar thing happened to me. Except I woke in the ambulance, and whoever found me located my cell phone and started calling people until they got my roommate who came and picked up the bike. But the...
Forum: Touring
11-29-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,864
Posted By nathan.johnson

Speaking as a meteorologist/atmospheric...

Speaking as a meteorologist/atmospheric physicist, the yearly-averaged prevailing surface for the entire mid-latitudes is from the southwest. This is simply due to the way energy is transported by...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,430
Posted By nathan.johnson

There are two reasons for lights: to see and to...

There are two reasons for lights: to see and to be seen. Blinking lights are good for being seen and steady lights are good for seeing. On a MUP, you don't need the blinkies. Switch the blinkies to...
11-29-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,875
Posted By nathan.johnson

I've lost more things out of an unzippered saddle...

I've lost more things out of an unzippered saddle bag than my jersey pockets. Then again, I've never lost anything out of my jersey pockets. Sometimes while commuting (only 3.5 miles) I stick the...
Forum: Southwest
11-22-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By nathan.johnson

227922 On Kinney Road looking at Gates Pass on...

227922
On Kinney Road looking at Gates Pass on the Tuesday group ride route.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

Tuesday group ride. Dropped about an hour in, but...

Tuesday group ride. Dropped about an hour in, but it was the furthest I've made it on this particular ride, so I was pleased with that. Later I had the pleasure of flatting. :(...
11-21-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,560
Posted By nathan.johnson

I got tired of riding on Speedway very quickly....

I got tired of riding on Speedway very quickly. Not that's dangerous.

To those suggesting that I should have pulled off and let the driver pass, would you recommend I have done the same thing if I...
11-18-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,560
Posted By nathan.johnson

I wasn't blocking traffic. I was right behind the...

I wasn't blocking traffic. I was right behind the car in front of me. If I was unable to keep up with traffic, I would gladly have pulled off to the side and let him pass, but there was no where for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/129149208 ...

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/129149208

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite routes. A 40 mile loop with 1200 ft elevation gain, most of it in the first 10 miles. Then it's a nice,...
11-16-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,560
Posted By nathan.johnson

The camera idea is a good one. I usually keep my...

The camera idea is a good one. I usually keep my cell phone in a plastic bad with my cash and ID, so it'd be a little hard to get out while riding with a car up my butt and I for sure didn't feel...
11-16-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By nathan.johnson

That's about 2.7 miles per hour which is a fairly...

That's about 2.7 miles per hour which is a fairly slow walk. If you're planning on running at all, you'll be able to finish in well under 5 hours.

Good luck. You'll do great! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-11, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,280
Posted By nathan.johnson

Ride what ya got.

Ride what ya got.
11-16-11, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,560
Posted By nathan.johnson

First time tailgated

I've been riding a lot for the last 6 months, having accumulated nearly 5000 miles on my bike, and last night was the first time I got tailgated. I was at the intersection of University and Euclid in...
11-16-11, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,318
Posted By nathan.johnson

Wear them or don't; it's your choice.

Wear them or don't; it's your choice.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,756
Posted By nathan.johnson

I reply by telling them that I do own a car and...

I reply by telling them that I do own a car and it's fully paid off. I choose to bike because it's faster, cheaper, gets me exercise, and I feel better at work when I commute by bike. So if you want...
11-16-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By nathan.johnson

I bring 3 water bottles for a 60 minute spin...

I bring 3 water bottles for a 60 minute spin class and drink all of it. I try to match the amount of water going in to the size of the sweat puddle on the floor. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-11, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

Drills. At least it wasn't on the trainer. ...

Drills. At least it wasn't on the trainer.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/127989431
11-11-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By nathan.johnson

The chain too! :D

The chain too! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By nathan.johnson

+1. Then I'd resell it for a nice profit. :)

+1. Then I'd resell it for a nice profit. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 890
Posted By nathan.johnson

I ride 5-6 days a week. Last week I rode 280...

I ride 5-6 days a week. Last week I rode 280 miles. I have several favorite rides I do quite frequently. The Shootout route (http://www.saguarovelo.org/shootout101.html) either as a group or solo and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By nathan.johnson

I have 2010 Specialized Allez Elite and love it....

I have 2010 Specialized Allez Elite and love it. I've put 4500+ miles on it in less than 9 months. What's the price on the 2009?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By nathan.johnson

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By nathan.johnson

That's not an experiment; that's an anecdote.

That's not an experiment; that's an anecdote.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

That was actually the early (old man's) shootout....

That was actually the early (old man's) shootout. It starts 15 min before the regular shootout. I usually do, and get dropped from, the regular one, but they changed times this week and I didn't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

It was around 50F. Today's ride started at 45F...

It was around 50F. Today's ride started at 45F and I was freezing again. This time it was a group ride: faster pace and no wind, so it was a little better overall. But that might be because I added...
11-04-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,419
Posted By nathan.johnson

I live in Tucson, Arizona which would probably...

I live in Tucson, Arizona which would probably rank very, very low on that list. However, I am pretty much car-free and it would be relatively simple for me to change my habits from car-lite to...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,414
Posted By nathan.johnson

A city bus missed hitting me by less than a foot...

A city bus missed hitting me by less than a foot this evening racing to stop at the red light ahead. As I passed on the right to make a right-hand turn, I gave the side of the bus a big slap. Usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

Had a great ride tonight after work... until I...

Had a great ride tonight after work... until I made it back into town and almost got hit by a city bus.

Outbound leg was uphill straight into a 20 mph gusting 35 wind making the way back nice......
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,592
Posted By nathan.johnson

Winds here (Tucson) were 20 mph gusting to 35 ...

Winds here (Tucson) were 20 mph gusting to 35 during my solo ride today, but I only did 38 miles. Outbound leg was uphill into the wind; inbound leg was downhill with the wind. I was the only...
11-04-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,876
Posted By nathan.johnson

Last 3 times I was in a Thai restaurant, I was...

Last 3 times I was in a Thai restaurant, I was the only non-employee there. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,670
Posted By nathan.johnson

At that price point, you shouldn't have to be...

At that price point, you shouldn't have to be asking anonymous people on the Internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,592
Posted By nathan.johnson

Most of my rides are solo. This last weeks rides...

Most of my rides are solo. This last weeks rides include:

65 miles last night in the dark
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126210749

92 miles (plus a little bit since my Garmin ran out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126210749 ...

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126210749
Slow! But considering my mantra for 10 miles was "my penis won't freeze off", not bad. I don't know how you guys ride in temperatures that are actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,624
Posted By nathan.johnson

http://lovingthebike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/0...

http://lovingthebike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/pedalstroke_large1.gif
from http://lovingthebike.com/uncategorized/do-big-calves-make-you-a-faster-cyclist
10-28-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By nathan.johnson

I "retired" my Polar bottles after the second...

I "retired" my Polar bottles after the second (out of two) was defective.
10-27-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,151
Posted By nathan.johnson

Nobody in the US knows exactly how much they're...

Nobody in the US knows exactly how much they're paying for gasoline because most of the actual cost is subsidized.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 251,717
Posted By nathan.johnson

Gates Pass + Mission San Xavier del Bac with a...

Gates Pass + Mission San Xavier del Bac with a pause for changing a flat.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/124628864
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,370
Posted By nathan.johnson

Physics has no place on BF! An "actual" negative...

Physics has no place on BF! An "actual" negative drag wheel would be a perpetual motion machine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motion#Classification).
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