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01-18-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,023
Posted By bbbean

No accounting for taste...

No accounting for taste...
01-18-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,023
Posted By bbbean

Watches, shoes, jewelry, antiques, cars,...

Watches, shoes, jewelry, antiques, cars, collectibles, precision instruments, art, musical instruments, shotguns, etc. Lots of things cost more than the bare minimum of ingredients and labor. At the...
12-21-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By bbbean

Did you check connections to be sure nothing came...

Did you check connections to be sure nothing came unplugged?
11-30-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,487
Posted By bbbean

Does anyone have any ideas on where the course...

Does anyone have any ideas on where the course might be in Pittsburgh next year? Have they held the games there before? I'd love to find an old course map and dig into what the climbs might be like.
11-30-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By bbbean

Absolutely. No need to buy trainer tires when...

Absolutely. No need to buy trainer tires when you've got last season's road tires handy. Ride 'em til there's just the idea of a tire left.

BB
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,608
Posted By bbbean

Can we pin this to the top of all forums? ...

Can we pin this to the top of all forums?

FWIW, #1 is arguably my pet peeve. There is apparently a quantum leap from casual coffee shop rider and TdF pro. No one could possibly find themselves...
11-20-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By bbbean

Everywhere. We just notice the bad ones. Nobody...

Everywhere. We just notice the bad ones. Nobody ever posts "200 drivers passed me on my ride today. None of them did anything stupid or dangerous". But if one of them got a little close, the post...
11-03-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,094
Posted By bbbean

Let me correct that for you: "The reduction in...

Let me correct that for you: "The reduction in aero resistance isn't worth the effort to me."
10-31-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,094
Posted By bbbean

Tis true. The older you get the less there is to...

Tis true. The older you get the less there is to tend.
10-31-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,094
Posted By bbbean

It only takes one crash to be glad would cleaning...

It only takes one crash to be glad would cleaning and healing was cleaner.

Of course, if you don't think it's worth the effort, we won't judge you for having hairy legs.
10-21-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By bbbean

Descending riders routinely push 60 mph on a...

Descending riders routinely push 60 mph on a variety of tires. If you crash at high speed it is MUCH more likely you crashed because of handling, road conditions, or human error. Consider the fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,608
Posted By bbbean

Races that use a front number plate are a pet...

Races that use a front number plate are a pet peeve of mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,608
Posted By bbbean

Short version: Do you spend more time climbing or...

Short version: Do you spend more time climbing or riding in the wind? There is your answer.

FWIW, while I am something of a weight weenie, I live in the Delta and most of my races are in the...
10-21-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

I can only assume you find that jersey very...

I can only assume you find that jersey very exciting!
10-19-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,896
Posted By bbbean

Brilliant. Why not just turn it on when you're...

Brilliant. Why not just turn it on when you're about to get hit?
10-14-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

Thread summed up: ...

Thread summed up:


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10-06-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

That would be a great nickname for a racer. We've...

That would be a great nickname for a racer. We've had the cannibal and the badger, we need the flying pigeon!
10-05-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,585
Posted By bbbean

Please hire someone to video all your rides from...

Please hire someone to video all your rides from now on.

On an unrelated note, I'm taking out a life insurance policy on you. I'll send someone over with the papers for you to sign.
10-05-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

That is one dystopian world you live in.

That is one dystopian world you live in.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,668
Posted By bbbean

They should be forced to ride a century with a...

They should be forced to ride a century with a bad case of stubble or razor burn.
10-03-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By bbbean

Also worth considering is that there are a LOT of...

Also worth considering is that there are a LOT of bikes out there with electronic shifting. There may be come incentive for third party battery and parts replacements a few years down the line.
10-03-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By bbbean

My Di2 from 2016 (6-8K miles/yr) has required...

My Di2 from 2016 (6-8K miles/yr) has required roughly zero dollars in maintenance. Ask me again in 2026 and I'll let you know how it's doing at 10 years.

FWIW, MY Di2 also requires fewer...
09-30-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,896
Posted By bbbean

OK. And I've noted lots of reasons that a camera...

OK. And I've noted lots of reasons that a camera is a useful accessory. Glad we're on the same page.
09-29-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

Fine looking pup! My assistant has 4 of them. Big...

Fine looking pup! My assistant has 4 of them. Big rowdy teddy bears.
09-29-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

Is that a Bichon or a Doodle?

Is that a Bichon or a Doodle?
09-29-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,612
Posted By bbbean

You are clearly a superior being. I can only hope...

You are clearly a superior being. I can only hope and dream of someday being as rational and reasonable as you.
09-29-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,566
Posted By bbbean

I suspect more than 2% of people who are doing...

I suspect more than 2% of people who are doing anything have drugs in their systems.
09-29-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,896
Posted By bbbean

Unfortunately, a study, not an argument. ...

Unfortunately, a study, not an argument.



Correlating the frequency of violence when police use body cams isn't a blind study and throws far too many variables into the mix to say that the...
09-29-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,896
Posted By bbbean

I've been running cameras on my bikes for 3...

I've been running cameras on my bikes for 3 years. As I expected, it makes absolutely zero difference in driver behavior. How could it? All they see is some guy on a bike. They certainly can't see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

Have a great day!

Have a great day!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

Your advice is unsafe. Put your best tire on the...

Your advice is unsafe. Put your best tire on the front.

Have a great day.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

My point was in response to advice you offered:...

My point was in response to advice you offered: Quote:

"Originally Posted by chaadster View Post...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

My point is simple: The advice to move a repaired...

My point is simple: The advice to move a repaired tire from the rear to the front is increasing the risk of loss of control. You want your best tire in the front. This is true regardless of type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

That is entirely beside the fact that it is...

That is entirely beside the fact that it is easier to control a bike with a flat on the rear than to control a bike with a flat on the front. The ;oint was that you shouldn't put a repaired tire on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

Well as long as you can guarantee you won't flat...

Well as long as you can guarantee you won't flat while cornering, no problem! Unfortunately, I've been unable to schedule my flats, regardless of tire technology.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

Flats on the front have nothing to do with...

Flats on the front have nothing to do with tubed/tubeless/tubular. A flat on the front frequently results in a dramatic loss of control, and is many times more difficult to control than a flat on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

DO NOT DO THIS! A flat on the front is an...

DO NOT DO THIS! A flat on the front is an inconvenience. A flat on the front is a likely crash. Always put your least trustworthy tire on the rear.
09-25-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By bbbean

Just a matter of riding every or at least most...

Just a matter of riding every or at least most days.Helps if you love to ride.
09-23-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By bbbean

I primarily wear Garneau, but I also have PI,...

I primarily wear Garneau, but I also have PI, Cuore,, and Giordana in regular rotation, and my bibs last years (5-8k miles/year) before becoming a little sheer on wear spots. As long as the chamois...
09-23-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By bbbean

Well OK then! Good luck at the races.

Well OK then! Good luck at the races.
09-22-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By bbbean

You're playing a little fast and loose with the...

You're playing a little fast and loose with the terminology there. First and foremost, FTP is a measurement of power. If you aren't using a power meter, then you don't know what your FTP is, and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

That's what I use.

That's what I use.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 810
Posted By bbbean

Any time sealant makes it outside one of my...

Any time sealant makes it outside one of my tires, I pull it off and put a patch on the inside.
09-15-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,455
Posted By bbbean

I'll put in a word for Trainerroad and their plan...

I'll put in a word for Trainerroad and their plan builder. Put in your events, and they'll design a training plan for the events and schedule you want,

Note that a few weeks isn't much time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By bbbean

Great. Some guy I never heard of conducts a n=1...

Great. Some guy I never heard of conducts a n=1 test on youtube with no/poor experimental control, and the results are supposed to reflect anything other than one guys experience on one day? Why not...
09-14-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,311
Posted By bbbean

Completely normal and predictable/ While modern...

Completely normal and predictable/ While modern wheels are MUCH less likely to go out of true than wheels were 20+ years ago, crashes and potholes very commonly knock wheels out of true.
07-28-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,859
Posted By bbbean

It is remarkable how eager people are to hold...

It is remarkable how eager people are to hold opinions on something they don't understand, even at a basic level.
07-28-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,859
Posted By bbbean

So, the whole world devotes time and energy to...

So, the whole world devotes time and energy to build faster bikes, train better, harness better nutrition, and continually pit the very best against the very best, and the only reason many people can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By bbbean

Weird. It's almost as if they are on different...

Weird. It's almost as if they are on different teams with different team goals and strategies....
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