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07-24-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By kc0bbq

Everyone's laughing until they want to draft...

Everyone's laughing until they want to draft behind the freight train.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 44,743
Posted By kc0bbq

If it's Campy everything must match. It's...

If it's Campy everything must match. It's Italian, and no matter how well Campy works, it'll still be Italian, so form > function. If it's beautiful it'll still be beautiful even if all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,437
Posted By kc0bbq

I'm the opposite - I'd prefer the headwind. You...

I'm the opposite - I'd prefer the headwind. You can tuck into a headwind and get some rest, can't really change your cross section from the side much. My core muscles needed to lean the bike into...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,601
Posted By kc0bbq

The weight listed for that Cyrusher thing is...

The weight listed for that Cyrusher thing is 41lbs in a 56cm. How? Are the frame and wheels solid metal? My alloy fatbike weighs 10lbs less and it's not a particularly svelte model.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,406
Posted By kc0bbq

I suppose you need to suck up some humidity after...

I suppose you need to suck up some humidity after all that time in the desert drying out. :)

Safe riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,353
Posted By kc0bbq

GoPro mount is part of the body of it. You get...

GoPro mount is part of the body of it. You get it whether you want it or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,353
Posted By kc0bbq

I use the one from BDop (GoPro Genie). Not quite...

I use the one from BDop (GoPro Genie). Not quite as cheap at $40, but it's hard to find an out front mount that works with the bars on my Giant. $1/gram, lol. I think it looks pretty nice. Can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By kc0bbq

The employer wasn't stopping her from speaking,...

The employer wasn't stopping her from speaking, just terminating her employment with the company in an At-Will State, which is their right.

Has nothing to do with fascism.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,439
Posted By kc0bbq

Anything to feel superior for whatever reason. ...

Anything to feel superior for whatever reason.

I just don't care. If you aren't messing up the ride you can be as uncomfortable as you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,979
Posted By kc0bbq

If you've got feet smaller than Art's size chart...

If you've got feet smaller than Art's size chart goes those Vittorias for $29 are beautiful. Not sure what sizes 36 and 37 work out to in US sizing. 5 and 6? They're like salesman's samples.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-17, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By kc0bbq

Time to move past wooden rimmed wheels then. ...

Time to move past wooden rimmed wheels then. Exploding batteries are here and they're the future, too.

Besides, CO2 cartridges use CO2, the gas of the devil.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,014
Posted By kc0bbq

He's saving it for the 10,000th post in this...

He's saving it for the 10,000th post in this thread. Get to work, people.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,689
Posted By kc0bbq

Man, cyclists used to have good hair. ...

Man, cyclists used to have good hair.

*Except Laurent Fignon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
Posted By kc0bbq

If you're doing that 18-20mph on 10% grades you...

If you're doing that 18-20mph on 10% grades you have nothing to be ashamed of.
08-30-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,858
Posted By kc0bbq

An unsupported solo 70 is much tougher than a...

An unsupported solo 70 is much tougher than a supported 100. You're right where you should be if you want to attempt that century, so if that's your concern you really don't need to worry about...
08-30-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,975
Posted By kc0bbq

Nothing causes pain for me like overtightening my...

Nothing causes pain for me like overtightening my shoes. When they're right they feel almost too loose, but not enough for my foot to move around. Then, after a couple of hours of riding they need...
08-29-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,675
Posted By kc0bbq

Whoever decided altitude sickness is a thing was...

Whoever decided altitude sickness is a thing was cruel indeed. I think riding was messing up the acclimation process - it was like a 5 day hangover. Kind of got in the way of enjoying Colorado a...
08-17-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,858
Posted By kc0bbq

I use the odometer reading not as miles, but as a...

I use the odometer reading not as miles, but as a rough "percentage complete" number. It entirely a psychological thing for me, but it just works for me. 33 miles done just doesn't feel as positive...
08-17-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,858
Posted By kc0bbq

What do you have to lose when there's SAG...

What do you have to lose when there's SAG support? :) You'll never have a lower pressure situation to make an attempt than a supported ride. Just don't force yourself if you really don't want to...
08-14-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By kc0bbq

Congrats!

Congrats!
08-11-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
Posted By kc0bbq

On the right bike a Brooks is a thing of beauty,...

On the right bike a Brooks is a thing of beauty, and that seems like a decent price. They seem to work for a lot of people, so it's probably a worthy saddle to try, especially if you can return it. ...
08-11-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,949
Posted By kc0bbq

New bike congrats! No one should ever have a...

New bike congrats!

No one should ever have a suspension seatpost, even at 120lbs. I don't know why they still put those things on bikes. Warranty is nice for peace of mind. Hopefully you'll get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,873
Posted By kc0bbq

You have to be a Walmart heir to afford Rapha,...

You have to be a Walmart heir to afford Rapha, anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 60,150
Posted By kc0bbq

It's not the best comparison between the two...

It's not the best comparison between the two bikes, my Madone was undersized (intentionally), so it was a bit twitchy and was a 3.1 and was a bit flexy in some spots. The Emonda is more or less the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 60,150
Posted By kc0bbq

I have an ALR 6 with the matte dark gray finish...

I have an ALR 6 with the matte dark gray finish and the finish has proven to be surprisingly durable. I don't baby it, but haven't had a single scratch. It doesn't get all of my miles, but it has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,496
Posted By kc0bbq

Neugent's got a 22mm wide, 23mm deep tubular...

Neugent's got a 22mm wide, 23mm deep tubular wheelset for $495 ($395 if you get Sapim Lasers instead of CX-Rays), and there's a 10% off coupon right now (code = Summer). Listed at 1320g. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,379
Posted By kc0bbq

When we stop at a convenience store or whatever...

When we stop at a convenience store or whatever someone generally watches the bikes. At cafes pretty much every place we stop when riding has a patio we sit at and a rack or hooks to hang our bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,229
Posted By kc0bbq

That's a pretty optimistic hope based on Canyon's...

That's a pretty optimistic hope based on Canyon's history, and not just the vaporware qualities of the US launch...
07-31-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By kc0bbq

Good job! You're probably closer to that...

Good job!

You're probably closer to that imperial century than you think, but there's no reason to rush into anything. Take your time and enjoy the fact that you hit this goal.
07-31-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By kc0bbq

Awesome.

Awesome.
07-28-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By kc0bbq

Der Tuefel seems friendlier now that his beard is...

Der Tuefel seems friendlier now that his beard is all white. He's more of an evil Santa now.
07-26-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By kc0bbq

You are correct. I did take that into account in...

You are correct. I did take that into account in my numbers. Otherwise 275w for an hour would be a little less than 250cal/hr. Strava assumes a slightly lower efficiency than 25% right now, so if...
07-26-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By kc0bbq

Everyone has clipless mishaps. Everyone. I had...

Everyone has clipless mishaps. Everyone. I had one this year, and I've been using them for quite a while. Sometimes things happen faster than you can deal with. Just try to fall to fall on the...
07-26-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By kc0bbq

Warning: This is going to get a little numbers...

Warning: This is going to get a little numbers geeky...

That's about a 275W average, which is not in any way realistic to expect at 15mph. On flat ground a Clyde is burning only marginally more...
07-25-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,444
Posted By kc0bbq

50 miles doesn't burn that many calories unless...

50 miles doesn't burn that many calories unless you're really working hard.
07-20-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By kc0bbq

The only other thing to take from my post is...

The only other thing to take from my post is don't forget that you have Gatorskins on your wheels and not the stickier tires you're used to. :)


It's hard not to worry about being behind some...
07-20-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By kc0bbq

My start wasn't as spectacular as 10 Wheels's...

My start wasn't as spectacular as 10 Wheels's was, but it only took one season of riding to get the endurance for long rides. When I retire I'll probably start doing some big years, but I've only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By kc0bbq

Pactimo are one of those brands of bibs that make...

Pactimo are one of those brands of bibs that make an iffy saddle a good one. Pactimo makes nice stuff.
07-18-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,716
Posted By kc0bbq

Keep an eye on everything, don't want to risk an...

Keep an eye on everything, don't want to risk an infection. That'll get you off the bike for weeks. When in doubt, take an extra day. It can be hard to do when you catch the riding bug bad, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,862
Posted By kc0bbq

Huh. I've found the rural areas to be much more...

Huh. I've found the rural areas to be much more friendly than urban/suburban areas. Rural people seem to be able to suppress the need to never be inconvenienced by anything, ever, better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By kc0bbq

Stickier tires wouldn't roll at all. First time...

Stickier tires wouldn't roll at all. First time you set the bike down it better be in a place where you'd want it to sit forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By kc0bbq

I used some leftover tinfoil and cardboard to...

I used some leftover tinfoil and cardboard to create a makeshift Orgone Accumulator around my bike. It makes it tough to see, but the benefits have been spectacular. If I had cancer I'm sure it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,660
Posted By kc0bbq

Those Pactimo "kilts" are 134.2% less likely to...

Those Pactimo "kilts" are 134.2% less likely to lead to inadvertent mooning.* Plus, safe from jokesters trying to pants you due to the silicone gripper.




*All statistics completely made up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By kc0bbq

Whatever came stock on the Venge one of the guys...

Whatever came stock on the Venge one of the guys in a couple of my group rides has. Until he wore them out and replaced them riding behind him was a shower of small rocks and sand.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,862
Posted By kc0bbq

Minnesota law says it's either or, but if you're...

Minnesota law says it's either or, but if you're on a sidewalk you are covered by the same rules as pedestrians, while on the road you're a vehicle. Some municipalities say differently. I think...
07-14-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By kc0bbq

OK, I get it now. Throw my last post away...

OK, I get it now. Throw my last post away completely... :)


Yeah, you're probably on the right track rotating her pelvis forward, might just be a case of removing a spacer or two. If you have...
07-14-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By kc0bbq

Do you mean sit bones instead of tail bone? I am...

Do you mean sit bones instead of tail bone? I am having trouble picturing how pressure could be put on the tailbone.


Sitting upright does put more pressure on the sit bones. The initial period...
07-13-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By kc0bbq

If you don't need the fancy kit for the function,...

If you don't need the fancy kit for the function, you don't need the fancy kit. No one should have to apologize for that. Some of the riding I do would be pretty miserable in cotton, and for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
Posted By kc0bbq

That China one actually doesn't look too hideous....

That China one actually doesn't look too hideous. EDIT: Looking again the shield is about 90% bigger than it needs to be, though...


Plus, the shield is bulletproof. That's a real commitment...
07-12-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,040
Posted By kc0bbq

It's amazing how nice Treks look now that they've...

It's amazing how nice Treks look now that they've stopped cramming decals everywhere they fit. That FX2 is just a handsome bike.
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