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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...
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: 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...
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...
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?
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...
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...
10-06-20, 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.
09-25-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

They aren't mutually exclusive!

They aren't mutually exclusive!
09-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

Think in the long term. Real progress takes...

Think in the long term. Real progress takes months and years, not weeks. It's easy to look back on 12-24 months, see progress, and figure what that averaged per month, but it is rare to see a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,299
Posted By bbbean

You sure do know a lot about what "most" people...

You sure do know a lot about what "most" people are interested in or can afford.

And again, the point of knowing that Alaphillippe and Martin chose to use a specific tire for a specific stage...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,299
Posted By bbbean

I loooved my Turbo cottons and ran them for two...

I loooved my Turbo cottons and ran them for two seasons. Supple, fast, light, great road feel - everything I wanted in a road tire. But I also ride the rollers on stormy days, and a few hundred miles...
08-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By bbbean

The chamois is a BIG and important difference. ...

The chamois is a BIG and important difference.

Beyond that, good brands will take into account the different waist/hip/thigh proportions of men and women in their sizing. I bought a pair of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,577
Posted By bbbean

Whoah! Twice in 4 years you forgot something that...

Whoah! Twice in 4 years you forgot something that caused a minor inconvenience? Those bastards! To hell with them all!
08-13-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By bbbean

Yes. Regular patch kits work just fine with latex.

Yes. Regular patch kits work just fine with latex.
08-13-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,865
Posted By bbbean

Try 3 second power. Doesn't fluctuate as much as...

Try 3 second power. Doesn't fluctuate as much as instant power, but is still close enough to let you dial in a given level.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,819
Posted By bbbean

It's a loose ride. You're riding for fun. If you...

It's a loose ride. You're riding for fun. If you don't feel like hammering, don't hammer. If you don't feel like dawdling, don't dawdle. If you need tighter parameters than that, form a more...
08-11-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,865
Posted By bbbean

If that's the case, your FTP is your FTP, within...

If that's the case, your FTP is your FTP, within the margin of error for your trainer (likely within 2% or less). This is especially true if you're using TR to train, and will be using your trainer...
08-11-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,168
Posted By bbbean

My impression is that plugs are primarily for...

My impression is that plugs are primarily for MTB/gravel use. I tried one on my Specialized 2Bliss Turbo, and it seriously deformed the shape of tire and would have created an annoying bump had it...
06-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,015
Posted By bbbean

You know there's no correlation between your...

You know there's no correlation between your ability to pronounce a chemical's name and it's safety, right? FWIW, "natural" products are full of unpronounceable chemicals also. The world is made of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,615
Posted By bbbean

A man has to know his limits.

A man has to know his limits.
06-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,919
Posted By bbbean

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like....

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like. Personally, I race against 50, 60, and 70 yr olds in the best shape of their life, and nearly all of us have a story to tell about overcoming some sort...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,851
Posted By bbbean

I use or have used all of the other apps listed,...

I use or have used all of the other apps listed, and there's a bit of an apples to bananas comparison there. Strava provides logging, analysis, and a robust social environment. The other apps provide...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,401
Posted By bbbean

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no...

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no problem with people who say it isn't worth $X/month. We all make similar calculations about everything we buy (or don't). I have a problem with the folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,401
Posted By bbbean

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so...

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so many people using it, and why are people upset that they want to charge for certain features?

There's a restaurant in my town that serves crappy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,401
Posted By bbbean

I have paid since I started using it. I want the...

I have paid since I started using it. I want the service to exist and want to do my part to support it. Who wants to be a freeloader?
04-26-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,430
Posted By bbbean

Simple answer - it's not a money making...

Simple answer - it's not a money making proposition for the owner.

More complicated answer - some LBSs do, but making it work is dependent on a wide variety of factors including local market,...
04-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,917
Posted By bbbean

As a D collegiate racer, your primary focus...

As a D collegiate racer, your primary focus should be on developing technique, strategy, and instincts. You already have a nice bike. A nicer bike would help, but a season of racing under your belt...
04-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 66,093
Posted By bbbean

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost...

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost their jobs and are literally trapped inside, but for huge swaths of the country, we're still working (albeit with huge constraints), and that daily...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,431
Posted By bbbean

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road...

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road season ended last fall) into my first experiment with road tubeless. My Q&D observations:
1) They aren't a panacea. Many things that give you flats...
Forum: Foo
04-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By bbbean

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on...

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on multiple continents didn't do something the way a random shopper thinks would have made sense. Just bizarre.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,670
Posted By bbbean

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.
04-08-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
04-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
03-31-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By bbbean

People aren't taking it seriously and are...

People aren't taking it seriously and are crowding parks and trails to the point that they aren't safe. This isn't Gov't vs people, it's a species wide effort to survive a virus.Brain science it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By bbbean

As a general rule, you want to avoid putting your...

As a general rule, you want to avoid putting your hands out. That's a good way to beat up your hands and transmit energy straight to your collar bone.

If you can, much better to pull your body...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,400
Posted By bbbean

Check your assumptions. How do you know what the...

Check your assumptions. How do you know what the OP has or hasn't done? For all we know, the OP is getting ready to attempt the hour record and has done all those things. All we know for sure is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,265
Posted By bbbean

Mo data mo betta.

Mo data mo betta.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,400
Posted By bbbean

Nothing at all bizarre about being curious and...

Nothing at all bizarre about being curious and trying to learn. Curiosity is a good thing, as is striving for improved performance.
02-13-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,820
Posted By bbbean

Worth every bit of effort and self control....

Worth every bit of effort and self control. Healthy tastes better than another slice of pizza.
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