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Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By caloso

$30 on the Bolt Bus. Took me less than 2 minutes...

$30 on the Bolt Bus. Took me less than 2 minutes to find this using Google Maps.

If this had been my daughter, I'd take this as an indication that I hadn't fully prepared her for adulthood.
06-17-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 127
Posted By caloso

I was just going to recommend the Race Face...

I was just going to recommend the Race Face Chesters.
06-15-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By caloso

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/cat-eye-un...

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/cat-eye-universal-wheel-magnet
06-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,058
Posted By caloso

Coffee. And it’s not a secret.

Coffee.

And it’s not a secret.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,031
Posted By caloso

Not to mention all the fondo riders, gravel...

Not to mention all the fondo riders, gravel grinders, grass roots CX racers, TTers and triathletes. This is a weird take that I see on BF all the time. Usually it's "if you're not racing, it doesn't...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By caloso

I can see that turning into a very expensive...

I can see that turning into a very expensive cheap bike.
06-13-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,167
Posted By caloso

But the best part was that my son finally cracked...

But the best part was that my son finally cracked the podium after coming 4th twice in a row.
...
06-13-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,167
Posted By caloso

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled...

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled myself on all the rocky downhills, but boy that was fun. Next year I'm getting a mountain bike. (photo by She-Bixxel)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,031
Posted By caloso

I love the Thursday night Airport Ride, but I...

I love the Thursday night Airport Ride, but I usually can't make it due to shuttle duty for kids' soccer practice. But one night I was finally able to make it and took off on the intermediate sprint...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,031
Posted By caloso

This is more significant than the Strava PR.

This is more significant than the Strava PR.
06-11-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

I hate FTP testing, so I usually avoid it. ...

I hate FTP testing, so I usually avoid it. Started with a number this season mostly based on past wattage data and feel. Updated it by 10 watts this spring based on hitting my targets relatively...
06-11-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By caloso

Spray N Wash.

Spray N Wash.
06-11-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By caloso

Same. If it was good enough for Sheldon, it is...

Same. If it was good enough for Sheldon, it is good enough for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By caloso

Also, please consider using CO2, rather than CO,...

Also, please consider using CO2, rather than CO, as the latter is flammable and toxic if inhaled.
06-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,817
Views: 165,191
Posted By caloso

Oh boy, is that the truth. I was going to...

Oh boy, is that the truth.

I was going to recommend commuting if possible. I bet 75% of my training is on the way to or from work. If you're able to take it easy on the way in, you might be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By caloso

First of all, congratulations on your progress so...

First of all, congratulations on your progress so far. Well done!

As to the wheels, it’s a legitimate concern. The posted limits are conservative, but you’ll be exceeding them by a fair amount,...
06-04-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

4x8's yesterday. Pyramid workout today. Going...

4x8's yesterday. Pyramid workout today. Going to be hot. Usually I'm pretty heat acclimated by June, but it's been such a wet and cold spring that I'm prolly gonna die!
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 04:04 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,435
Posted By caloso

The 1.2 is a great first road bike, particularly...

The 1.2 is a great first road bike, particularly if you are required under Wisconsin state law to own at least one Trek, like the OP.
05-30-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,739
Posted By caloso

My experience is that the first flat gets a new...

My experience is that the first flat gets a new tube and CO2. This will be less than 5 minutes. I prefer not to patch a tube on the side of the road if I can avoid it. The second and subsequent...
05-30-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

No cape this week, just a big fat DNF. This...

No cape this week, just a big fat DNF. This week's course was especially rocky in the first half and I flatted before I could get to the flat, smooth dirt road portion where I was going to engage the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,170
Posted By caloso

I was just thinking of this thread while I was...

I was just thinking of this thread while I was riding back from my lunch workout. I was wearing a Castelli jersey from 4 seasons ago. It must get worn once a week during warm weather and it still...
05-28-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

Same deal up here. Had a really nice holiday...

Same deal up here.

Had a really nice holiday weekend. Saturday River Ride with my son, Sunday low and slow with my wife, Monday tempo ride with a few teammates.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,450
Posted By caloso

Cat 5s gonna Cat 5.

Cat 5s gonna Cat 5.
05-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,158
Posted By caloso

Exactly. My predicted upper limit using this...

Exactly.

My predicted upper limit using this formula is still 23bpm below my observed LTHR. Which means that if I used that I would likely spend a lot time in the mushy middle: hard enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By caloso

He has a trainer tire now. That one. Now...

He has a trainer tire now. That one.

Now he needs to buy a new tire for outside.
05-23-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

Yeah, it was super fun. Tons of people in lots...

Yeah, it was super fun. Tons of people in lots of categories: kids, teens, lots of women riders which is awesome to see, old fart roadies like me. The course looped around and swooped into a...
05-23-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

Well, I didn’t break anything, just dinged my...

Well, I didn’t break anything, just dinged my knee when I washed out in a corner. Oh, and I won!:
...
05-22-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,477
Posted By caloso

If you like it, it's quick. If you don't, it's...

If you like it, it's quick. If you don't, it's twitchy. Conversely, if you like it, it's stable. If you don't, it's sluggish.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,508
Posted By caloso

Diluted Gatorade.

Diluted Gatorade.
05-21-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,158
Posted By caloso

I've never understood this 220-age fallacy. I'm...

I've never understood this 220-age fallacy. I'm sure you could correlate foot length by height but would you buy shoes based on a chart? Or would you measure your actual foot?
05-20-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,979
Posted By caloso

I don't recall the specifics, but the main...

I don't recall the specifics, but the main message of Friel's "Fit After Fifty" was to keep the intensity, drop the volume. I no longer do the long slow rides, especially during the season. Right...
05-15-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By caloso

I've tried it. It doesn't work. Chain will skate...

I've tried it. It doesn't work. Chain will skate over the top and not engage the cogs properly. These are Shimano chains and cassettes (105 and Ultegra).
05-15-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

Last night: 5 x 5' @ 105-110% with 1' rest. (We...

Last night: 5 x 5' @ 105-110% with 1' rest. (We used to call those ZeCanon Intervals in honor of a former member, now esteemed cycling journalist)

Hit all my targets without much difficulty and...
05-14-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,881
Posted By caloso

The actual rich people I know tend to buy...

The actual rich people I know tend to buy well-made stuff that lasts forever, like a 20-year old MB E-class sedan.
05-13-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,528
Posted By caloso

Cycling became a sport the moment the second...

Cycling became a sport the moment the second bicycle was created.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,057
Posted By caloso

Learn the art of soft-pedaling. Basically, you...

Learn the art of soft-pedaling. Basically, you are coasting, but you keep turning the pedals over, just not fast enough to engage the pawls of the freewheel. It looks smoother, but more importantly...
05-13-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,140
Posted By caloso

With the right drugs.

With the right drugs.
05-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By caloso

Good stuff. Usually you have to hang out in...

Good stuff. Usually you have to hang out in Commuting to get this kind of high level "I caught a roadie in full spandex" content.
05-13-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,528
Posted By caloso

My thought exactly. Road racing numbers are down....

My thought exactly. Road racing numbers are down. Gravel and cross are way up. Totally different vibe. Much mellower.
05-13-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,817
Views: 165,191
Posted By caloso

Congrats!

Congrats!
05-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24,322
Views: 2,262,087
Posted By caloso

That feeling when Euro pros show up to your...

That feeling when Euro pros show up to your local Saturday ride.

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It...
05-11-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

That feeling when Euro Pros come out to the local...

That feeling when Euro Pros come out to the local Saturday ride:

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It...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By caloso

Conventional wisdom is to put the new tire on the...

Conventional wisdom is to put the new tire on the front and rotate the other to the back. Thatís because a front flat is potentially much worse at speed.
05-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,643
Posted By caloso

I solved my numb hands by going bare handed.

I solved my numb hands by going bare handed.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,809
Posted By caloso

For commuting, it's mostly podcasts or baseball....

For commuting, it's mostly podcasts or baseball. I have a couple of interval playlists I'll do when I'm on a structured workout.
05-08-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13,574
Views: 689,938
Posted By caloso

Similar feeling. TP says I'm at -5 but my...

Similar feeling. TP says I'm at -5 but my fatigue feels like 3 times that. We put on our race last weekend, so I was up at 4:30 both days, raced twice both days, and then stayed to marshal corners,...
05-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By caloso

4 miles one-way by the most direct route. I have...

4 miles one-way by the most direct route. I have a lot of alternate routes that let me add on additional miles if time allows. As long as you keep intensity down, an hour long ride isn't going to...
05-01-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,393
Posted By caloso

This.

This.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By caloso

I literally started commuting because I was...

I literally started commuting because I was training for a triathlon. I was frustrated because I was blowing off a lot of my bike workouts that I had scheduled for the evening. I'd ride the bus home...
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