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05-25-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By caloso

I dunno. Is this you? ...

I dunno. Is this you?
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05-25-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 828,467
Posted By caloso

I got on my tt bike this morning and went out to...

I got on my tt bike this morning and went out to snag a flat out-and-back KOM. Because I am a vain and petty person.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,735
Posted By caloso

The inflated tss has been addressed, but another...

The inflated tss has been addressed, but another thing that caught my eye is the NP v AP. Usually in a ride that long you’d expect to see those numbers closer together, unless it was a punchy race...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,431
Posted By caloso

I have this one on my road bike: ...

I have this one on my road bike: https://www.castelli-cycling.com/us/men/accessories/cycling-bags/p/890010420P-010

Fits everything I need: tube, lever, patch kit, CO2 cartridge and chuck;...
05-22-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By caloso

You need a flat kit and/or spare tube, a means of...

You need a flat kit and/or spare tube, a means of inflating, and a way to carry those things. And a mini-tool wouldn't hurt.

On my road bike, I carry:

1 tube
patch kit
tire lever
CO2...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,395
Posted By caloso

I had taken it as a given that I would probably...

I had taken it as a given that I would probably catch someone's cold due to all the sputum that's expelled on group rides, particularly early in the season. Happens pretty much every year. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,395
Posted By caloso

Maybe this is a matter of semantics, but I would...

Maybe this is a matter of semantics, but I would not consider riding 60' behind someone as being a group ride at all. To me that would be going out on a solo ride on a road that others just happen to...
05-21-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 828,467
Posted By caloso

Mine is 36. Down from 70 a year ago. 2020 has...

Mine is 36. Down from 70 a year ago. 2020 has been something.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,395
Posted By caloso

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this...

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this discussion. We put out a statement that we are following USAC and local health guidelines and will not be participating in group rides until it is...
05-20-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By caloso

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I would be well to the left of the fog line at this portion of the road. I will...
05-20-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 828,467
Posted By caloso

8' intervals this morning on a loop that I have a...

8' intervals this morning on a loop that I have a love/hate relationship. Love because it's flat and shady and has good pavement. It's in a park that's a 10 minute ride from my house and is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,634
Posted By caloso

I was using TP and GC before Strava came along,...

I was using TP and GC before Strava came along, so I have mostly used free Strava for the social aspect. But the data analysis doesn't add anything for me. Nor does the Beacon app since my family is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,083
Posted By caloso

I'm much more likely to wave to you the farther...

I'm much more likely to wave to you the farther out from town we are. And in my experience, riders in team jerseys are much more likely to return the wave. I know that goes against the commonly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,083
Posted By caloso

Serious, non-snarky question: what makes touring...

Serious, non-snarky question: what makes touring more serious than racing?
05-15-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By caloso

I bought a jersey of the cycling team where I...

I bought a jersey of the cycling team where I went. I wasn't much of a rider then, except to class. I wish I had. Anyway, google to see if your alma mater has a cycling team and shoot them an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 933
Posted By caloso

I wear a backpack to commute, to carry office...

I wear a backpack to commute, to carry office clothes and lunch, occasionally my laptop. I can’t imagine why I would want to wear it, if I was just going for a ride.
05-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,057
Posted By caloso

That FD definitely needs adjustment, but once the...

That FD definitely needs adjustment, but once the chain slips off the outside, you need to stop pedaling immediately. You’re lucky you didn’t tear the RD off.
05-12-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By caloso

Sure. I do this all the time. I have a five...

Sure. I do this all the time. I have a five minute hill where I'll alternate big and little rings. My point with the fixed gear is that it's something you deal with all the time and it becomes...
05-11-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,200
Posted By caloso

Do the math. Ride 20mph with traffic going 30mph:...

Do the math. Ride 20mph with traffic going 30mph: speed differential is 10mph. Ride 20mph against traffic going 30mph: speed differential is 50mph.

If you had to be hit by a car, would you prefer...
05-11-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 840
Posted By caloso

Hoo boy. Yes, you can put 28mm tires on that...

Hoo boy. Yes, you can put 28mm tires on that rim. But will 28s fit your frame/fork? Probably not.
05-11-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By caloso

I don't see why this is so difficult. I call out...

I don't see why this is so difficult. I call out whenever I am passing. But I also don't assume they have heard me so I give them as much space as is safe. When I move to pass, I check over my...
05-10-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 725
Posted By caloso

It’s always time for a new bike.

It’s always time for a new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,225
Posted By caloso

Well, sure. Obviously you can ride 20 times...

Well, sure. Obviously you can ride 20 times farther.
05-05-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,757
Posted By caloso

Yes, it sucks when your riding partner can drop...

Yes, it sucks when your riding partner can drop you at will.
05-05-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,879
Posted By caloso

I listen to podcasts with one (usually the right)...

I listen to podcasts with one (usually the right) earbud in. It’s no different than listening to the car radio with the driver’s window open.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By caloso

I once rode 10 miles home on a Clif Bar wrapper. ...

I once rode 10 miles home on a Clif Bar wrapper. I think it would have lasted about a 100 feet more.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,996
Posted By caloso

For short rides in cool weather, sure. For long...

For short rides in cool weather, sure. For long rides in the summer, I need all the water space I can get.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,136
Posted By caloso

Same. Since then I've been willing to spend...

Same. Since then I've been willing to spend money on shoes that are stiff, light, and fit best.
05-01-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 828,467
Posted By caloso

We had our local social distancing TT last night...

We had our local social distancing TT last night too. Due to work, my son and I were the last ones to go, and man the headwind was brutal. Not complaining. I got a new FTP out of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,996
Posted By caloso

The unweighting thing is good advice. I've...

The unweighting thing is good advice.

I've got one: when you take off your wind vest, fold it into 3ds with the collar up. When you stuff it into you pocket, leave the collar sticking out a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By caloso

The reason to disable the auto lap feature is...

The reason to disable the auto lap feature is because otherwise it will create a new "lap" whenever you happen to go past the same spot again, which can be annoying.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By caloso

Yeah, "laps" isn't really the right word for it,...

Yeah, "laps" isn't really the right word for it, but it's consistent with how you would use the function on a stopwatch. If you were using it at a track, you'd hit it when you completed a lap, but...
04-30-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,101
Posted By caloso

With 40mm tires I would probably be 50-ish.

With 40mm tires I would probably be 50-ish.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By caloso

If I am doing a structured workout, I am only...

If I am doing a structured workout, I am only looking to see if I hit the target numbers. I might look at overall numbers, but I'm not that concerned about average speed or cadence. I have a couple...
04-28-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,444
Posted By caloso

The great thing about a Ti frame is that it will...

The great thing about a Ti frame is that it will last forever, and you can update it with a modern 11-speed group and carbon wheels if you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By caloso

Even if you were racing, you wouldn't be...

Even if you were racing, you wouldn't be sacrificing much either.
04-26-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,444
Posted By caloso

I agree with the others that you should ride the...

I agree with the others that you should ride the bike you have. Once the pandemic is over, spend a few bucks on a bike fit. In the meantime, just ride as much as you are able.

As for a trainer, I...
04-25-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,627
Posted By caloso

In my experience, in order of overall safety,...

In my experience, in order of overall safety, based on likelihood of crashing x severity of the crash.

Hill climbs
ITT
TTT
Track racing
CX
XC MTB
Triathlon
Road races
04-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By caloso

I've never heard of that. I have used "11-speed"...

I've never heard of that. I have used "11-speed" cranks on 10 and even 9 speed set-ups. Never had an issue.
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By caloso

The Sacramento Century in the fall is pancake...

The Sacramento Century in the fall is pancake flat. The biggest climb is up a levee.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By caloso

The good news is that they wear like iron. The...

The good news is that they wear like iron. The bad news is that the ride like iron.
04-21-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 828,467
Posted By caloso

Did the ramp FTP test on zwift tonight. The good...

Did the ramp FTP test on zwift tonight. The good news is that it’s almost 20w higher than what I had been estimating. The bad news is that it’s still 35w lower than where I was a couple of seasons...
04-20-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,687
Posted By caloso

I was kinda thinking of taking my kid to CX...

I was kinda thinking of taking my kid to CX Nationals this year. I'm hoping it's still a go.

Just got an invitation to a local physical distancing TT series. Everyone is supposed to go out...
04-18-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 828,467
Posted By caloso

2hrs on the TT bike doing tempo mostly. That was...

2hrs on the TT bike doing tempo mostly. That was really nice.
04-14-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By caloso

I cut the top off a cycling cap and wear it...

I cut the top off a cycling cap and wear it backwards. The sweat collects on the brim and drips down neck rather than into my eyes.
Forum: Foo
04-14-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,082
Posted By caloso

I've found that if I scrub out the pan with a...

I've found that if I scrub out the pan with a stiff brush and water while it's still hot, it's super fast and simple. Doesn't even need soap.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By caloso

Bike racer fat is normal people skinny.

Bike racer fat is normal people skinny.
04-11-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,330
Posted By caloso

If you took thousands of people and plotted their...

If you took thousands of people and plotted their max hr against their ages, you would get a rough correlation along a line with the formula 220-age. That’s all that means. It has absolutely no...
04-10-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By caloso

The TA chainring is excellent. I put a 44t outer...

The TA chainring is excellent. I put a 44t outer ring on my son's road bike as a cheaper, easier way to achieve junior gearing.
04-10-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 828,467
Posted By caloso

I have often said that normal people have no idea...

I have often said that normal people have no idea how much work it takes to be a mediocre bike racer.
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