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05-24-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By memebag

My oatmeal takes very little time. I only cook...

My oatmeal takes very little time. I only cook it once every 5 days. The oatmeal toasts while I boil the water. The 20 minutes spent cooking it doesn't require my presence, so I either read or use...
05-23-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By memebag

I'm all about oatmeal. I toast 1 cup of Bob's...

I'm all about oatmeal. I toast 1 cup of Bob's Red Mill steel cut in some butter while I boil 2.5 cups of water. Boil it for 20 minutes, divide it into 4 containers and stick it in the refrigerator....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,261
Posted By memebag

I don't surf or respond to texts while riding,...

I don't surf or respond to texts while riding, but sometimes I ride while I'm on call. If a customer call comes in, I have to respond within a certain window of time or violate an SLA. It has...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 58,225
Posted By memebag

It's a good thing I never tried to ride over to...

It's a good thing I never tried to ride over to Hole in the Wall for a Reality after the finish. I would have ended up in the river.
05-03-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,397
Posted By memebag

This. I spent 6 hours riding my CAAD12 last...

This. I spent 6 hours riding my CAAD12 last Saturday, then another 4 hours on Sunday. The flesh over my sit bones was a little tender after I finished, but not uncomfortable. My bib shorts have a...
Forum: Texas
05-03-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 58,225
Posted By memebag

MLK is north of the Capitol. The MS150 finished...

MLK is north of the Capitol. The MS150 finished on the south side, didn't it? Or am I all turned around? I only got to do the downtown Austin finish a couple of times, so I may not have understood...
05-02-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,020
Posted By memebag

I wear road cycling gear on my road bike. ...

I wear road cycling gear on my road bike. Clipless pedals, bib shorts with chamois, Lycra jersey, helmet, gloves. It's all there for a reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,557
Posted By memebag

So if 2x has less friction loss than 1x, does 3x...

So if 2x has less friction loss than 1x, does 3x have less friction loss than 2x? What abour 4x or 5x?
Forum: Texas
04-30-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 58,225
Posted By memebag

Horrible allergies this year kept me from...

Horrible allergies this year kept me from training. I came very close to not riding. I was not prepared. But I rode it slowly and made it all the way. Had a good time. Will do it again next year...
Forum: Texas
02-05-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By memebag

I had fun except I crashed near the end of day...

I had fun except I crashed near the end of day one. Luckily nothing broke. Stupid cones.

I didn't ride day two. I was sick plus sore from the crash. I didn't even have any parking lot beers in...
Forum: Texas
01-31-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 58,225
Posted By memebag

I'm signed up. Let's see, this will be ... Green...

I'm signed up. Let's see, this will be ... Green Icon, Endeavour, Art Car, Summer Pils, Lawnmower, six, this will be my sixth MS150.
Forum: Texas
10-18-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By memebag

I'm as ready as I'm going to be. I got a sinus...

I'm as ready as I'm going to be. I got a sinus infection last week, my allergies are killing me, and a bunch of my training rides were rained out. I'm achy, tired and in no shape to ride 100 miles....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,811
Posted By memebag

There's more to winning than training and gear. ...

There's more to winning than training and gear. You left out doping.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By memebag

Stop saying "kit". It's weird. I have 5...

Stop saying "kit". It's weird.

I have 5 pair of Baleaf bib shorts from Amazon. $30 each, I think. They last a long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By memebag

I don't need a cutout (my perineum doesn't hang...

I don't need a cutout (my perineum doesn't hang down) but I do need a flat saddle. My sit bones are lower than my perineum. That one looks pretty curved, like it would push up into my area.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By memebag

The big differences in those bikes are frame...

The big differences in those bikes are frame material and $500 (MSRP). The other stuff is negligible and can be changed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By memebag

Again, that depends on the individual. My CAAD12...

Again, that depends on the individual. My CAAD12 is very comfortable for centuries - for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By memebag

I have a long sleeve 7mesh "Synergy" jersey. The...

I have a long sleeve 7mesh "Synergy" jersey. The front is a windbreaker and the back is breathable. It's snug like a jersey. It's perfect for days when I know riding will keep me warm but the air...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,235
Posted By memebag

So her peak strength is weak?

So her peak strength is weak?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,235
Posted By memebag

This Woman Just Biked at 184 MPH to Smash the...

This Woman Just Biked at 184 MPH to Smash the Bicycle Speed Record (https://www.bicycling.com/news/a23281242/denise-mueller-korenek-breaks-bicycle-speed-record/)

"'So she’s no spring chicken at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By memebag

I see no moral to this story. I had high blood...

I see no moral to this story. I had high blood pressure. I started riding a bike, lost weight and no longer had blood pressure. I'm not sure what you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-18, 05:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,317
Posted By memebag

I didn't present a problem and solution.

I didn't present a problem and solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,235
Posted By memebag

I know a strong rider. He does solo centuries...

I know a strong rider. He does solo centuries for fun. He does double centuries to challenge himself. He's an older gentleman. He does it all faster than me and his max heart rate is 20 bpm lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,507
Posted By memebag

Ah, get a mirror.

Ah, get a mirror.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,507
Posted By memebag

Never look back.

Never look back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,507
Posted By memebag

There's nothing amazing about hearing a car...

There's nothing amazing about hearing a car behind you. When you hear it you can turn your head and use your eyes to look at it.

It's true, if the car is very quiet you won't hear it over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By memebag

I've read that 105 tends to last longer than...

I've read that 105 tends to last longer than Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By memebag

So you're trying to decide if you should buy a...

So you're trying to decide if you should buy a CAAD12 without riding it first? I wouldn't buy any bike without riding it first. I mean, maybe if I was building a super cheap Chinese carbon bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By memebag

Ride and decide. I rode a bunch of carbon bikes...

Ride and decide. I rode a bunch of carbon bikes and liked the CAAD12 better than any of them. Which one feels better to you? If you prefer the Scott then it's worth the money. If you prefer the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 09:54 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,057
Posted By memebag

Except in the English language, where strength is...

Except in the English language, where strength is a quantity of force. That's why we named the nuclear forces "strong" and "weak".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,057
Posted By memebag

It doesn't matter who he is. It sounds like he's...

It doesn't matter who he is. It sounds like he's using some obscure definition for the word "strength" and being rude about it. There's no need for rudeness or obscurity.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,174
Posted By memebag

But total drag is very low at 10mph. Drag is an...

But total drag is very low at 10mph. Drag is an exponential curve. Sitting up or tucking at 10mph makes very little difference. Sitting up or tucking at 20mph makes a lot more difference. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,174
Posted By memebag

Aero matters more the faster you go. At 10 mph...

Aero matters more the faster you go. At 10 mph my cross section doesn't matter. At 20 mph it starts to matter a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,174
Posted By memebag

I own a beach cruiser, a hybrid and a road bike. ...

I own a beach cruiser, a hybrid and a road bike. The road bike is much more fun for going long distances fast. I rarely ride the other two bikes these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

I've only been in one group ride with fixies. ...

I've only been in one group ride with fixies. They were pretty hard core in my opinion. It was a very large group, maybe 60 or 70 people. We had a 65 mile out and back with a single rest stop in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

I have seen riders skip rest stops during group...

I have seen riders skip rest stops during group training rides. They believe (and their performance demonstrates) that helps them skip rest stops during long charity rides.

Did I dream that? Are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

Hill? What is this "hill" you speak of? ...

Hill? What is this "hill" you speak of?



So I haven't seen what I've seen? I don't remember what I remember? Please, enlighten me about my own experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

You said people were dumb for not having regroup...

You said people were dumb for not having regroup points. I say they aren't dumb, they're just training to ride without stopping. This isn't my "notion of what builds fitness", it's what I see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

I guess I ride with people from the old days? ...

I guess I ride with people from the old days? They skip rest stops to build their ability to skip rest stops. The same as they ride longer to build their ability to ride longer.



No, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

It doesn't sound anything like a bee. Unless the...

It doesn't sound anything like a bee. Unless the bee was wearing flip flops or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 936
Posted By memebag

That probably works when the air is dry enough...

That probably works when the air is dry enough for evaporation to be a factor. Down here, you just have to route the sweat away from your eyes.
Forum: Texas
09-12-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By memebag

OK, but if you know the area, you know there's...

OK, but if you know the area, you know there's not a ton of free parking when stuff is open.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

All I have are my memories. I could be wrong. ...

All I have are my memories. I could be wrong.


OK.

So back to stamina ...

It sounds like rubiksoval is saying riders don't build stamina by avoiding stops. Is that really so?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

No cadence data, either. You'll...

No cadence data, either.



You'll confirm that I'm wrong when I say I'm pedaling and not coasting? Are you OK?

There's no "side" of the conversation about how I ride my bike. There's my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

We do that, and longer. How do you know how much...

We do that, and longer. How do you know how much I am pedaling?


Those are unrelated quotes. One is about stopping to rest/regroup. The other is about coasting. If they are goal posts then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

You can define "coast" any way you like. I...

You can define "coast" any way you like. I define it as "not pedaling". The hub makes that noise when I coast.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

No power data, but I don't coast. I pedal. ...

No power data, but I don't coast. I pedal.

Stamina is built by going longer without resting. Are you really saying that isn't how athletes build stamina?



Then let's recap and maybe I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

We don't coast. Maybe people with hills do that?...

We don't coast. Maybe people with hills do that?

We have rest stops, which I assumed is what others meant by a "regroup point". Our rest stops are 10 to 15 minutes usually. The A group tends to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

Is that supposed to be a joke? People who ride...

Is that supposed to be a joke? People who ride long distances build stamina. They do that by not stopping to rest (or regroup).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,064
Posted By memebag

Not having a regroup point isn't the same as...

Not having a regroup point isn't the same as ignoring a crash. Fast rides stay fast by dropping slow people. Riders in those groups build stamina by skipping rest stops.
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