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06-09-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By bbbean

Enjoy. The Katy is nice and the capitol is worth...

Enjoy. The Katy is nice and the capitol is worth an hour or two for the art alone, much less the history. If you're interested in food, music, or nightlife, Columbia is a 45 minute drive, and has...
06-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By bbbean

The Capitol Plaza offers a Katy rider deal and...

The Capitol Plaza offers a Katy rider deal and has storage for bikes on the premises if you don't want to store in your room.They're close to teh river, the capitol, and just a quick hop to the Katy....
05-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,580
Posted By bbbean

What does age have to do with tubeless? ...

What does age have to do with tubeless?

FWIW, the general consensus is regardless of age, tubeless is great for getting you home or letting you finish a ride with a minor puncture. It may or may...
04-16-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,672
Posted By bbbean

The bike is what makes bike racing different from...

The bike is what makes bike racing different from running. Setting up and customizing the bike is part of the enjoyment and excitement, whether its using the latest greatest gear or simply figuring...
04-06-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By bbbean

Probably not. Dogs have standards. Might check to...

Probably not. Dogs have standards. Might check to be sure the senator was up on his or her shots.
04-02-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,662
Posted By bbbean

Well done!

Well done!
03-26-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By bbbean

Missouri Dangerous Dog Law

The Missouri House of Representatives will hear testimony Monday on a bill to tighten a hole in the dangerous dog law. Currently, if a dog injures you while you're riding, running, or otherwise...
03-19-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,662
Posted By bbbean

Masters is chock full of people who have been...

Masters is chock full of people who have been racing for decades, former collegiate and pro riders, and cat 1-3 racers who've simply gotten older. The races are safer, but very fast.

As a new...
03-19-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,867
Posted By bbbean

Millions of riders rode today without incident....

Millions of riders rode today without incident. The same the day before, and the same the day before that. While you should take his accident as a reminder of what CAN go wrong and take steps to...
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,968
Posted By bbbean

Check out the local scene! Go to a cafe, drink a...

Check out the local scene! Go to a cafe, drink a beer, visit whatever there is to visit locally. Talk to the locals. Ask them what's unusual or unique about their town. If you're in the sticks, hike,...
03-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By bbbean

If you make any effort at all to clean and lube...

If you make any effort at all to clean and lube your drive train, a cassette should last a couple of seasons, maybe longer.
02-11-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,897
Posted By bbbean

People use tracking aps to track stuff. Why do...

People use tracking aps to track stuff. Why do you care what someone else tracks? Maybe they're just trying to track enough minutes to meet one of the challenges and get 10% off a kit or some such.
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02-05-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,538
Posted By bbbean

Depends on sampling rate and the pause settings...

Depends on sampling rate and the pause settings (i.e., pause recording below 3 mph vs 5 mph vs while stopped). As a general rule, a computer using a speed sensor (your spoke magnet) shoudl be more...
02-04-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,059
Posted By bbbean

Try some different shorts. A good chamois...

Try some different shorts. A good chamois prevents the very problem you describe. I live and ride in the Mississippi Delta where the temps and humidity are both frequently 90+. I leave a trail of...
01-08-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,017
Posted By bbbean

All depends on your training goals. if you want...

All depends on your training goals. if you want to maximize performance on the bike, cooling is worth a few watts. If you want to train your heat tolerance, you might want to go the other way. Also...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,763
Posted By bbbean

If you haven't adjusted position and cleat...

If you haven't adjusted position and cleat tension and applied some dry lube, your pedals aren't set up properly. Never assume they just come out of the box perfectly setup and ready to go.

Might...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,763
Posted By bbbean

At the risk of asking the obvious, but are your...

At the risk of asking the obvious, but are your pedals and cleats properly set up and lubricated? That system is set up for cyclocross, and there are lots of folks clipping in and clipping out in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,394
Posted By bbbean

When I get a saddle sore, the following helps: ...

When I get a saddle sore, the following helps:
1) Cleaning the area thoroughly(!!) with Tucks pads before riding
2) Using Chamois cream
3) Wearing a different bib with a different pad for the...
12-12-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By bbbean

Sorry to say, but I wouldn't ride on that wheel...

Sorry to say, but I wouldn't ride on that wheel until and unless it was repaired by someone who knew what they were doing.
12-12-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By bbbean

Thanks for the suggestions. I found a pair from...

Thanks for the suggestions. I found a pair from RockBros that stay on and stay well clear of the cleats.. I haven't tried aggressive dismounts and remounts yet, but with no CX racing tile next year,...
12-12-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By bbbean

Laughable idea. Would never work.

Laughable idea. Would never work.
12-11-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,642
Posted By bbbean

The good old fundamentalist paradigm; "If you...

The good old fundamentalist paradigm; "If you don't understand it the way I do, you don't understand it."

Once again, if you want people to listen and consider your arguments, it is helpful to...
12-10-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,642
Posted By bbbean

Nothing makes people lend credibility to your...

Nothing makes people lend credibility to your arguments and want to pay more attention than making it a point to insult their country and/or identity.
11-24-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,275
Posted By bbbean

Kudos to you for starting to get fitter. Between...

Kudos to you for starting to get fitter. Between 2011 and 2013, I lost 165 lbs, started riding daily, and eventually started racing. Without going into far more detail than anyone wants to read, I...
Replies: 92
Views: 11,105
Posted By bbbean

My orange sealant holds up to 100-120 psi (I pump...

My orange sealant holds up to 100-120 psi (I pump the tires hard to ride the rollers), abd doesn't blink at the 60-80 psi I normally run in my 26-28 mm tires,
11-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,281
Posted By bbbean

They overthought it. The fact of the matter is...

They overthought it. The fact of the matter is that while every farm boy and cowboy got tricked into peeing on an electric fence when they were growing up, most women are too smart to pee on an...
11-09-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,281
Posted By bbbean

Did anyone mention peeing in the line first to...

Did anyone mention peeing in the line first to see if it's live?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,136
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, Cape Bicycle and Fitness in Cape Girardeau,...

FWIW, Cape Bicycle and Fitness in Cape Girardeau, MO has a small inventory of Wahoo smart trainers. Good folks, they'll ship.
11-09-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,217
Posted By bbbean

Kudos to you for going after it. FWIW, I'm...

Kudos to you for going after it.

FWIW, I'm a 57 yr old man who's been training loosely since 2013, and seriously (ie with structured plans) for the past 3-4 years.

One concept I didn't really...
11-08-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,849
Posted By bbbean

My new Speedplay cleats came with a Prop 65...

My new Speedplay cleats came with a Prop 65 warning. So much for licking, eating, or smoking my cleats after a good ride!

Thanks for watching out for me, CA!
11-05-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,849
Posted By bbbean

I'm sure someone does, but the warnings are...

I'm sure someone does, but the warnings are ridiculous. The State of California uses unrealistic standards and ignores the simple fact that dosage makes the poison. Caffeine and alcohol may cause...
11-05-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,894
Posted By bbbean

Remember that Bicycling Magazine is a publication...

Remember that Bicycling Magazine is a publication paid for by advertising that caters to beginning riders. It makes sense for them to recommend frequent parts replacements for users who probably...
Forum: Foo
10-22-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,774
Posted By bbbean

If you can go to the store, you can go vote....

If you can go to the store, you can go vote. There's been a lot of ginned up hype this year, but nothing has really changed beyond the need to be more careful about hygiene. Allow a little extra time...
10-15-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,568
Posted By bbbean

I'd push my dealer if I were you. I've had great...

I'd push my dealer if I were you. I've had great experience with Giant warranties, and I credit having a great LBS going to bat for me.

FWIW, I have the same wheels from late 2015 (2016 model...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,768
Posted By bbbean

I always plan my wardrobe and transportation 90...

I always plan my wardrobe and transportation 90 days in advance.
10-14-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By bbbean

No problems with slipping forward and getting...

No problems with slipping forward and getting caught on pedal, or wearing from walking on gravel or mud?
10-14-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,283
Posted By bbbean

Toe covers with SPD

Suggestions for toe covers that work well with SPD or other recessed cleats?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By bbbean

I get 4-5K miles out of my chains using oil. Just...

I get 4-5K miles out of my chains using oil. Just switched over to wax and expect to get more than that out of a chain.
10-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,606
Posted By bbbean

Yeah, thanks so much for determining what I will...

Yeah, thanks so much for determining what I will get to listen to on my ride. I'm sure your taste in music is much better than mine. I love the thump thump cars, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,943
Posted By bbbean

Thanks for your in depth analysis, extensive...

Thanks for your in depth analysis, extensive data, and replicated study. If we didn't have this post, we'd just have to take the word of a bunch of engineers, coaches, and professionals who claim to...
09-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

Motivation + good coaching = results.

Motivation + good coaching = results.
09-29-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By bbbean

Real weight loss takes place over months and...

Real weight loss takes place over months and years. Plateaus are normal as your body is constantly trying to establish equilibrium between what you're bringing in and what you're putting out. Stick...
09-29-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,606
Posted By bbbean

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09-25-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

Use Garmin Connect. WAY easier than trying to...

Use Garmin Connect. WAY easier than trying to program on the unit itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,306
Posted By bbbean

I'm a couple of weeks (300 miles) on my first...

I'm a couple of weeks (300 miles) on my first chain waxed with the Silca wax, and I'm sold. The flakes and mess went away by the time I got back from my first ride, and everything still looks great,...
09-25-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

You can also program them into your Garmin...

You can also program them into your Garmin manually. Takes no time at all.

BB
09-25-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

They aren't mutually exclusive!

They aren't mutually exclusive!
09-24-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

Why don't you do intervals outside? BB

Why don't you do intervals outside?

BB
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 02:32 PM
09-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By bbbean

Rtfm

Rtfm
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