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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Robert A

Before you set off on the road, make sure to get...

Before you set off on the road, make sure to get a good app on wind forecasts. I like "Windy." I made the mistake of not doing this and got caught in 35 knot crosswinds in the hills that were so...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,161,230
Posted By Robert A

Not CAAD13, but CAAD12 and the Synapse of the...

Not CAAD13, but CAAD12 and the Synapse of the time. My own body geometry works better with the CAAD because of the lower stack height. Me and the Synapse (or any endurance bike) don't jell, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,075
Posted By Robert A

Copy that link over to your browser and bookmark...

Copy that link over to your browser and bookmark it. Then after each ride, see if it correctly reports the ride. The last ride is always there, but anything previous is lost.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,246
Posted By Robert A

I'll take more and more of the lane as speed and...

I'll take more and more of the lane as speed and safety dictate, but I'll try to allow cars to pass when I can. The decision to move further into the lane is unrelated to posted speed limits, but is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,628
Posted By Robert A

I rewatched it and the officer was totally in the...

I rewatched it and the officer was totally in the wrong. There's no reason a car cannot overtake a slow-moving vehicle on the left side of the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 563,705
Posted By Robert A

Glendora Ridge Road, near Los Angeles. ...

Glendora Ridge Road, near Los Angeles.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,117
Posted By Robert A

I don't think it's quite that simple. In...

I don't think it's quite that simple. In addition to being more resistant to flats, tubeless tires are faster and lighter than tubed tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,698
Posted By Robert A

I ride in Los Angeles where cars are always...

I ride in Los Angeles where cars are always overtaking cyclists. How does Varias help?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,548
Posted By Robert A

Do you really want to ride on cheap carbon wheels...

Do you really want to ride on cheap carbon wheels with rim brakes? What do you see as the advantage compared to aluminum?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,704
Posted By Robert A

The thing about the CAAD is that it has a lively,...

The thing about the CAAD is that it has a lively, distinctive characteristic that was very noticeable the first time I rode it. Though I'm not in the market for a higher-end bike just yet, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By Robert A

Yeah, and just so you know, I often thread my...

Yeah, and just so you know, I often thread my glasses through my shifter cabling when not in use, where they often drop on the rough pavement (or worse). So spending $175 on name-brand glasses is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By Robert A

Yes, it was caused by a firmware update sometime...

Yes, it was caused by a firmware update sometime in the spring. Not sure if it's specific to iOS. Also an intermittent issue, so one correct example doesn't tell everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 32,653
Posted By Robert A

My 1972 ItalVega Super Speciale with a Record...

My 1972 ItalVega Super Speciale with a Record groupset had 13-26 in the rear and (I think) 52-39 in front. The bike weighed 23 pounds (it had Columbus tubing).

I have no idea how I climbed in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 32,653
Posted By Robert A

I live in LA too. My CAAD12 came with an 11-30...

I live in LA too. My CAAD12 came with an 11-30 cassette and I toughed it out for 1.5 years of difficult hill climbing. I just got an 11-32 cassette and it makes a meaningful difference, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,365
Posted By Robert A

After riding for five years, completing four...

After riding for five years, completing four Centuries in the past year, participating in many club activities, and riding about 3x week, I'm finally able to maintain 20-21 mph, solo, on level...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,629
Posted By Robert A

Trying to change my own derailleur cables.

Trying to change my own derailleur cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By Robert A

Why are larger cogs more efficient -- because the...

Why are larger cogs more efficient -- because the chain bends less, or another reason?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By Robert A

Physiology should be exactly the same since your...

Physiology should be exactly the same since your foot experiences the same gear ratio. But the question I'm curious about is whether there's a difference in drivetrain efficiency. My assumption is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,418
Posted By Robert A

There is an acknowledged problem with Live Track...

There is an acknowledged problem with Live Track and Wahoo is developing a firmware update to fix it. For me, LT will track the ride till my phone loses cell coverage the first time, then will cease...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,310
Posted By Robert A

Everybody on a bicycle is my best friend because...

Everybody on a bicycle is my best friend because I may need their help, and would willingly give them mine, at some point in the ride. The only ones that are not my friends are groups that present...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,727
Posted By Robert A

Solved. I can now access the unit with a...

Solved. I can now access the unit with a different cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By Robert A

Update - rode yesterday, with a similar but...

Update - rode yesterday, with a similar but longer and more challenging route than before - 75 mi, 6.5k feet. No issues with cramping.

Contributing factors included: weather was about 10F...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,282
Posted By Robert A

Above, he linked to his bike, a 2015 Emonda. ...

Above, he linked to his bike, a 2015 Emonda. Wouldn't that mean he has the 9000? Based on this link, (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/duraace-9000/RD-9000-SS.html)the factory spec...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,369
Posted By Robert A

In the picture, it seems like Lemond has shifted...

In the picture, it seems like Lemond has shifted his weight to the outside of the turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Robert A

Must be a nice time to ride there with such quiet...

Must be a nice time to ride there with such quiet streets and roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Robert A

Okay, done. I have no idea how much sealant went...

Okay, done. I have no idea how much sealant went in, but I know I added some. Tire inflated right up, but with CO2 only, not track pump.

It's nice knowing I can service this stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Robert A

Three weeks ago, I flatted with tubeless and...

Three weeks ago, I flatted with tubeless and couldn't insert an inner tube to get me home. I wanted to make sure that wouldn't happen again.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 22,068
Posted By Robert A

You wouldn't be rolling on the floor laughing if...

You wouldn't be rolling on the floor laughing if it happened to you in the middle of a rainstorm, outside of cell range. It wasn't fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 22,068
Posted By Robert A

I got stranded with a flat on tubeless because I...

I got stranded with a flat on tubeless because I couldn't figure out how to remove enough of the tire to insert a tube. Now that I understand what to do, I'm still nervous it'll happen again. As odd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,837
Posted By Robert A

Certainly the most difficult ride of the year,...

Certainly the most difficult ride of the year, and perhaps the most scenic. I learned a lot about my climbing abilities and what 9,400 feet is like.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,003
Posted By Robert A

So the side you want to remove is first pushed to...

So the side you want to remove is first pushed to the center?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,986
Posted By Robert A

No worries. My OP wasn't clear.

No worries. My OP wasn't clear.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,986
Posted By Robert A

Figured it out with a little electrical tape. ...

Figured it out with a little electrical tape. Lesson learned.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,990
Posted By Robert A

So, I have a CAAD12 and I struggled between this...

So, I have a CAAD12 and I struggled between this and an Evo. The only way I could decide was that my LBS gave me both bikes to ride, back-to-back, for a full hour. By doing an A/B comparison,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By Robert A

Two years ago, I posted the same questions as...

Two years ago, I posted the same questions as you, and someone suggested I consider aluminum. After my first ride on a CAAD12 nothing was quite the same in terms of handling and road feel. I went to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By Robert A

New Wheels

New custom-built wheels arrived today. Easton R90SL, WI hubs. Looking forward to my first ride on them in a few days....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,912
Posted By Robert A

Here are the SB100 routes...

Here are the SB100 routes (https://ridesb100.com/). Two are 62 miles long and one of them includes Gibraltar. You can easily shorten either route to keep within 40-50m.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,912
Posted By Robert A

One training ride down. ...

One training ride down.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2747326975
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,557
Posted By Robert A

So yesterday, I started doing intervals. Three...

So yesterday, I started doing intervals. Three minutes at 90% max HR, then rest and repeat. I didn't realize how hard this would be, and what opportunity there was to improve. Going at 90%...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,557
Posted By Robert A

Just bought some at The GAP, but it didn't help.

Just bought some at The GAP, but it didn't help.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,205
Posted By Robert A

So I just got word that Cannondale will replace...

So I just got word that Cannondale will replace the BB bearings. Any idea what they chose this approach?

FWIW, I have under 2,000 miles on my CAAD12.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,434
Posted By Robert A

I find it valuable in combination with a heart...

I find it valuable in combination with a heart sensor. I learned my natural cadence was around 90 and could increase leg strength by dropping to around 80. I also learned that If I'm peddling fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 333,267
Posted By Robert A

Thanks for raising the point about clearance....

Thanks for raising the point about clearance. Mine has the newer Ultegra R8000 brakes and can comfortably clear my current 28mm (measured) tires. That doesn't mean that 28mm rims won't be an issue,...
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