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09-11-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By anotherbrian

Still a week away from using it, but I bought the...

Still a week away from using it, but I bought the card yesterday from the City of Roseville's Alternative Transportation department, activated the card online, then sent a selfie with my drivers...
09-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By anotherbrian

What I read for the Civic Center it was the same,...

What I read for the Civic Center it was the same, showing badge to a camera on the spot the first time you use it (and a $5 fee they deduct for the enrollment).

City of Roseville seems to sell the...
09-08-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By anotherbrian

Thank you very much; I Google'd for pics of the...

Thank you very much; I Google'd for pics of the Civic Center group spot and it should work just fine. It may take a long time to burn off the value in the $20 card, but I can justify it at least for...
09-05-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By anotherbrian

Secure bike parking in San Francisco near City Hall?

Is there anywhere near City Hall that I could securely park a $5k+'ish bike short term? And without bringing my own lock? I need to visit the US Passport Office nearby, likely for 30-60min in the...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,290
Posted By anotherbrian

How about a double century?

Not my accomplishment, but this years California Triple Crown Stage Race had one rider do the Central Coast Double (15kíish), Terrible Two (17kíish), and Alta Alpina (20k) fixed.

I did the rides...
07-03-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,549
Posted By anotherbrian

Years ago I remember cccorlew posted that he was...

Years ago I remember cccorlew posted that he was attacked in Antioch. That was a terrible story.

Curtis Corlew in Bicycle Land: If it doesn't kill you, blog about it...
05-14-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By anotherbrian

If you've got the time to stay at a hotel or two...

If you've got the time to stay at a hotel or two along the way, go north young man.

Antioch Bridge and the delta makes for a quick day route (if you do go that way, make sure your route includes...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,318
Posted By anotherbrian

BreakAway is just easier to assemble. A metric...

BreakAway is just easier to assemble. A metric (or two) hex key to assemble rather than a custom spanner, no threads to keep clean and properly lubricated, and it weighs less, are the benefits I...
02-27-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By anotherbrian

If youíve got a QR thatíll fit a 130mm axle (and...

If youíve got a QR thatíll fit a 130mm axle (and doesnít the SNAP include one?), just put 4mm+ worth of washers between the end-cap of the QR and the dropout. It isnít necessary to absolutely...
11-08-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By anotherbrian

Iíve had my SNAP as long as that power matching...

Iíve had my SNAP as long as that power matching option has been available (18mo?), and itís crazy they wouldnít have the Android app including that configuration item. Itís a set and forget type...
11-02-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By anotherbrian

And so specifically for 2), once you can run the...

And so specifically for 2), once you can run the Wahoo app on your phone, you should be able to put your Quarqís ANT ID into the trainer, and itíll match the resistance to the power. With that set I...
11-02-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By anotherbrian

If you are controlling it with the Garminís ANT+,...

If you are controlling it with the Garminís ANT+, itís the trainers power you will get (IME; same behavior for both Garmin and Wahoo computers). But if you have paired the trainer to your Quarq...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,318
Posted By anotherbrian

My Ritchey is a 58cm (59?), and the BB shell is...

My Ritchey is a 58cm (59?), and the BB shell is in one corner of the case, and dropouts in the other. I have Shimano Hollowtech cranks on both bikes, so the complete crankset comes off for packing...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,318
Posted By anotherbrian

I have both an S&S bike and a Ritchey BreakAway...

I have both an S&S bike and a Ritchey BreakAway CX. I use an S&S hard case when I travel with either.

The Ritchey system is easier to use with no special tool to tighten the couplers and doesnít...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By anotherbrian

Not just Northern weather

A month of 100^F weekends killed my R-12 two years in a row. I donít think itís the cold north that suffers weather challenges.

This year Iím planning on driving to the coast and doing SF Bay...
04-26-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By anotherbrian

I commented that I had no problem with my ELEMNT...

I commented that I had no problem with my ELEMNT or BOLT and not having correct TSS.

I looked through some old rides and did find a period of time where the BOLT was way off (IF 1.4 for every...
04-26-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By anotherbrian

I have both a Wahoo ELEMNT and a BOLT. I don't...

I have both a Wahoo ELEMNT and a BOLT. I don't use TrainingPeaks, though do use Golden Cheetah. All have the same FTP configured.

My NP and TSS are the same (and IF, etc.), or within 1W or point...
04-09-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By anotherbrian

I got a breach notification email from...

I got a breach notification email from MyFitnessPal, so apparently I had created an account on there at one point (don't have any of their apps on my phone now).

Notification communication is...
04-04-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By anotherbrian

Standard news media doesn't differentiate hashed...

Standard news media doesn't differentiate hashed password files from plaintext password files. Businesses that have any compliance requirements don't store passwords in plaintext ... even...
04-03-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By anotherbrian

Nothing in the story said the passwords werenít...

Nothing in the story said the passwords werenít hashed, and in fact in other stories it did say they were. Even hashed passwords can be cracked though, so it needs to be salted, and certainly no...
03-28-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By anotherbrian

If you want the trainer to be as precise as your...

If you want the trainer to be as precise as your pedals you can use the Wahoo app to configure the KICKR to be controlled by the ANT+ id of your powermeter.

If you have a powermeter on the trainer...
03-22-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,601
Posted By anotherbrian

Barefoot heels on the ground? From the article a...

Barefoot heels on the ground? From the article a link to
https://posturemovementpain.com/2012/07/19/what-is-a-deep-squat/

I'm the same demo as you and can do #2. Can't flat foot it but can...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By anotherbrian

I wanted a bit of adventure on my first time...

I wanted a bit of adventure on my first time doing the San Francisco Randonneurs 400K and 600K last year, so I didn't pre-ride those (the first/last 100K'ish are on roads I'd been on many times...
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Views: 4,816
Posted By anotherbrian

And with my Garmin I figure Iíll get around 15...

And with my Garmin I figure Iíll get around 15 hours (even if it says low battery at 10), so if I expect the ride to be longer than that Iíll start the ride with the Garmin running on a USB battery,...
Replies: 48
Views: 4,816
Posted By anotherbrian

A small common single cell (18650) USB battery...

A small common single cell (18650) USB battery should get any Garmin through the night. Use a double cell if you need more ... but I think those huge batteries thatíll charge an iPad a couple times...
02-15-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By anotherbrian

I've got a spot in the garage where my trainer...

I've got a spot in the garage where my trainer and a display are permanently set up (at least late fall through early spring). It was too easy to skip riding it when it required effort to get it...
02-12-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By anotherbrian

Like previous poster, I have an old bike I use on...

Like previous poster, I have an old bike I use on the trainer (or rollers). Removing wheels is a hassle (either for the direct drive, or to swap in a trainer wheel), and I'd rather put the wear and...
01-29-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,674
Posted By anotherbrian

Adjusting "Trainer Difficulty" will make no...

Adjusting "Trainer Difficulty" will make no difference to the power required to go a certain speed. Use Trainer Difficulty if your bike is geared too high or too low for the hills -- the watts you...
Replies: 46
Views: 6,419
Posted By anotherbrian

How is the TiGr easily defeated (and time...

How is the TiGr easily defeated (and time required?)? An angle grinder will go through it Iím sure, but the few pics Iíve seen make it look like anything but the larget bolt cutters will only mar...
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Views: 6,419
Posted By anotherbrian

I bought a TiGr lock (https://www.tigrlock.com)...

I bought a TiGr lock (https://www.tigrlock.com) with the plan for taking it on a tour. Itís not too heavy (less than 1lbs) though it is an awkward shape and I havenít found a good place to mount it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-17, 01:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,147
Posted By anotherbrian

I saw you earlier posted in the thread about max...

I saw you earlier posted in the thread about max tire pressures. The Sector 32s have a max 87psi molded into the sidewall. They measured true to size on my HED Belgium rims and havenít rolled...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-17, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By anotherbrian

Are any of the current crop of podcasts like the...

Are any of the current crop of podcasts like the old Two Johns Podcast?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-17, 11:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,147
Posted By anotherbrian

I’ve been riding with a tubeless Hutchinson...

I’ve been riding with a tubeless Hutchinson Sector 32 on the front of my rando bike and it rides much like the Conti 4K 28mm I had on it before (and still have on the rear).

And I’ve ridden it in...
12-22-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,176
Posted By anotherbrian

Bike Around the Buttes (Sutter Buttes) is almost...

Bike Around the Buttes (Sutter Buttes) is almost pancake flat.
http://www.bikearoundthebuttes.com/
and happens in April. Itís a good time to ride it (still green).

Iíve not done the...
12-20-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By anotherbrian

A friend has a Kurt smart trainer (the rock n...

A friend has a Kurt smart trainer (the rock n roll version) and it was nowhere close to accurate out of the box. I took my Powertap pedals over to show him that he shouldnít be able to easily ride...
12-06-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,825
Posted By anotherbrian

I don't recall seeing the bike weight anywhere...

I don't recall seeing the bike weight anywhere when I setup the ELEMNT.

I got an ELEMNT last week and was surprised at how easy it was to configure (I know Wahoo has released many firmware updates...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,842
Posted By anotherbrian

Sorry, meant to respond much sooner, though...

Sorry, meant to respond much sooner, though wanted to measure the tires first.

The Sector 32 tubeless has an almost identical profile to the Conti 4000S 28mm on a regular Belgium rim (a wide but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By anotherbrian

Most of my bikes have 175mm cranks, though a few...

Most of my bikes have 175mm cranks, though a few are different (180mm on a 29er singlespeed MTB and 170mm on another geared MTB). I do have one road bike with 170mm cranks. I rode the Davis Double...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,842
Posted By anotherbrian

No comment on Schwalbe, but as far as tubeless, I...

No comment on Schwalbe, but as far as tubeless, I rode a complete brevet series this year on Hutchinson Sector 32 tubeless tires (though a variety of bikes). They weighed ~320g each (comparable to...
Replies: 23
Views: 6,304
Posted By anotherbrian

400K's are _hard_. I'd work up as quickly as...

400K's are _hard_.

I'd work up as quickly as possible to comfortably being able to ride a 100mi ride each weekend, and after a couple weeks of that bump it up to a 150mi ride (maybe alternate with...
06-23-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By anotherbrian

Years ago (2010?) when there was a lot of snow...

Years ago (2010?) when there was a lot of snow and Alta Alpina couldn't go all the way to the end of Blue Lakes Rd (one of the 8 "passes" is an out and back on the road), they substituted Airport Rd...
06-22-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By anotherbrian

Wow, nice article. I wouldn't do Death Ride...

Wow, nice article.

I wouldn't do Death Ride without at least the front side of Ebbett's.

The Alta Alpina Challenge was scheduled for this coming Saturday but they canceled it long ago -- I'd...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,641
Posted By anotherbrian

The Sudafed/pseudophedrine is a decongestant, so...

The Sudafed/pseudophedrine is a decongestant, so if your nose/sinuses flowed all day long, rather than get clogged and fester, then it did its job.
06-11-17, 12:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,890
Posted By anotherbrian

Years ago I had good luck making gels based on: ...

Years ago I had good luck making gels based on:
http://www.jibbering.com/sports/gels.html

I did have some problems with the gel seizing up, and wasn't sure if Imreduced the apple juice too...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,641
Posted By anotherbrian

I have seasonal allergies 365 days a year. I...

I have seasonal allergies 365 days a year. I really should see an allergist.

Up until last year about this time I was taking pseudophedrine daily for the prior 2+ years (12hr dose, usually only...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-17, 01:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By anotherbrian

Trade your bike in for a recumbent. Seriously. ...

Trade your bike in for a recumbent. Seriously. If you are a new/returning rider you have nothing invested in riding a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,058
Posted By anotherbrian

Just put some fenders on it and ride in the slop....

Just put some fenders on it and ride in the slop.

Here's my Diverge with the integrated Specialized fenders at the top of the Clementine trail, 4 hours into a rain ride (thankfully the end of the...
03-29-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By anotherbrian

I bought a Forte-branded Titan wheel from...

I bought a Forte-branded Titan wheel from Performance for ~$75 years ago (I'm sure it was at a perpetual on-sale price, then an extra 20% weekend). For the trainer it was excellent -- people even...
03-29-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By anotherbrian

The trainer tire will likely be easier to remove...

The trainer tire will likely be easier to remove and reinstall now that it has been mounted.

My trainer tire was quieter than my road tire, which was a benefit.

You can also buy an inexpensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,223
Posted By anotherbrian

I've had a Di2 6870 Tarmac for the last 18mo and...

I've had a Di2 6870 Tarmac for the last 18mo and don't think I'll ever go back to mechanical. Ease of trimming the derailleurs wouldn't be part of the reasoning though.

I took the first ride on...
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