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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,960
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Trust me. I feel the pain. I look terrible on the...

Trust me. I feel the pain. I look terrible on the bike. Everything from position to posture to facial expressions when things get hard. It's hard to look at.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,570
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If I already carry a phone that has connectivity...

If I already carry a phone that has connectivity and is paired to the computer, what would LTE gain me?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Or you can get the GCN Race Pass and actually...

Or you can get the GCN Race Pass and actually support race coverage.
03-08-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,886
Posted By Andy Somnifac

This weekend went better than 2 weekends ago. No...

This weekend went better than 2 weekends ago. No crashing is a positive change. Just pack fodder finishes. I've been out of it for many years, so I need to learn to maintain better positioning so I'm...
02-19-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,886
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Woohoo, race season is here! Lined up for...

Woohoo, race season is here!

Lined up for me first race of the year, rolled out with the group for the neutral rollout, and then almost immediately had a pileup in front of me within maybe a half...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Your call. I just sold my tubulars. I just didn't...

Your call. I just sold my tubulars. I just didn't use them any longer and they were sitting on a hook hanging from the ceiling. The plus side is that they helped fun a pair for Favero pedals which...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,817
Posted By Andy Somnifac

It's way more than just tactics. There's a whole...

It's way more than just tactics. There's a whole host of techniques and knowledge to learn before even moving on to race tactics.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Giant is the largest bike manufacturer in the...

Giant is the largest bike manufacturer in the world. They OEM frames for all sorts of brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,277
Posted By Andy Somnifac

The difference between crashing while clipped vs...

The difference between crashing while clipped vs not is that you're not going to roll up to a stop sign and forget to unclip if you're not clipped-in in the first place. Other than that, a crash is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,277
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You may not want a rep as a sketchy ride partner,...

You may not want a rep as a sketchy ride partner, but if your chain has fallen off multiple times lately, I hate to tell you: You're a sketchy ride partner.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,089
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I'm of the opinion that there's a benefit to...

I'm of the opinion that there's a benefit to being comfortable at as wide a range of cadences as possible, both high and low. This comes through training at different cadences. Yes, your personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,791
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I don't even understand the question.

I don't even understand the question.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,615
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Wait, what?

Wait, what?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You've never come across a gorilla out on the...

You've never come across a gorilla out on the road? You'll wish you had some Gorilla Tape if you do.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Because he wants to start some garbage?

Because he wants to start some garbage?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I use Masterlinks on pretty much everything.

I use Masterlinks on pretty much everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,661
Posted By Andy Somnifac

How does one condemn something dangerously?...

How does one condemn something dangerously? Sounds like my kind of danger.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,661
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I leave the house looking like this: ...

I leave the house looking like this:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/815x738/mestart_1ab73c0887247a7625b52c62f4e0bde17c8d0605.png

I have literally zero room to say...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,661
Posted By Andy Somnifac

All that matters is that they're enjoying...

All that matters is that they're enjoying themselves. They could be wearing a Big Bird costume or a full race kit, as long as they're not endangering anyone else, their enjoyment is the proverbial...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,440
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If you just started, just keep riding. Your bike...

If you just started, just keep riding. Your bike isn't the limiting factor (and it won't be for a LONG time).
08-07-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,375
Posted By Andy Somnifac

No good stories. Raced for the first time in 7...

No good stories. Raced for the first time in 7 years. Just looking for a pack finish to get back in the swing of things. Reasonably fast race, especially when you factor in cat 4s apparently still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,707
Posted By Andy Somnifac

It's the structure, not the time, that allows for...

It's the structure, not the time, that allows for good fitness gains inside. I can get similar amounts of TSS outside in group rides, but it usually takes more time and it's not nearly as targeted.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,707
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I sweat SEVERELY indoors, even on mild efforts....

I sweat SEVERELY indoors, even on mild efforts. Don't underestimate the power of moving air to facilitate evaporation. Even with a sizable fan, I'm still a drippy, drippy mess after indoor workouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,707
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You can absolutely get fit, increase your FTP,...

You can absolutely get fit, increase your FTP, etc. while riding indoors. I think you'd get farther doing actual structured cycling workouts with a training plan than workouts on Peloton, but that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Get a chain checker. Use chain checker. Replace...

Get a chain checker. Use chain checker. Replace chain when checker says the chain is worn.
Cassette will be replaced far less regularly than the chain. How often depends on how often you replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Andy Somnifac

How can you be sure? Still posting in here sounds...

How can you be sure? Still posting in here sounds like it could be part of some eternal punishment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,535
Posted By Andy Somnifac

It looks like it's time to stock up on...

It looks like it's time to stock up on consumables, which leads to further shortages and strains on stock levels, and repeat and repeat and repeat and repeat.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,238
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Proper protocol after turning yourself inside out...

Proper protocol after turning yourself inside out to close the gap and pass them is to look as smooth, calm, and nonchalant as possible and give them a simple "Hey." while your legs and insides are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,744
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You're talking to cyclists. We may not call...

You're talking to cyclists. We may not call 163lbs @ 5'9" terribly lean by cycling standards... I'm the same height and you have at least 20 lbs on me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,112
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Overall I'm at 50. Need to work on that. For...

Overall I'm at 50. Need to work on that.
For 2021 I'm at 36. Need to work on that too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,062
Posted By Andy Somnifac

That would indicate to me that the chain catcher...

That would indicate to me that the chain catcher wasn't set up properly. When in proper adjustment, there shouldn't be room for the chain to slip between the inside of the ring and the catcher.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,062
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I'm not sure that anyone is suggesting it is a...

I'm not sure that anyone is suggesting it is a replacement for either. It is, however, cheap insurance in the event that something goes slightly wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By Andy Somnifac

While on the bike I just have my computer going....

While on the bike I just have my computer going. I have Strava aggregate everything since I have both Garmin and Wahoo head units (plus Zwift).

intervals.icu (https://intervals.icu) for tracking...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,508
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I found that a Starbucks straw was the perfect...

I found that a Starbucks straw was the perfect diameter. I cut a length and fed it down over the valve until it was good and stuck down around the stem. I used an Exacto knife to then trim off any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,062
Posted By Andy Somnifac

They're cheap and easy insurance. In my eyes,...

They're cheap and easy insurance. In my eyes, they're a no-brainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Andy Somnifac

But I'm not sure that changing bars alone will...

But I'm not sure that changing bars alone will change you from Slowkevin to Fastkevin.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,124
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Why are you so dead set on people doing it your...

Why are you so dead set on people doing it your way? Have you stopped to consider that some people may like babying their bike? When proper care is taken, no harm is going to come of that and how...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 412,409
Posted By Andy Somnifac

That should be a tattoo.[/color]

That should be a tattoo.[/color]
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,330
Posted By Andy Somnifac

ESPECIALLY when the other rider doesn't know it's...

ESPECIALLY when the other rider doesn't know it's a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,124
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If bikes were as fragile as most people are...

If bikes were as fragile as most people are making them out to be, I'd be afraid to ride them at all. Use your head, use common sense, and it will be fine.

Or let your bike stay dirty. Or take way...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,124
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If my bike is on the roof of my car when I take...

If my bike is on the roof of my car when I take the car to the carwash it gets sprayed down. None of the bikes that I have been doing this with (for years) have self-destructed. I just don't spray...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By Andy Somnifac

It will probably be fine. You can make plenty of...

It will probably be fine. You can make plenty of adjustments during a fit (you're going to get a proper fit, right?). Personally, if I'm in between sizes, I tend to go for the smaller size. I greatly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,615
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Because sitting on an exposed seat post is...

Because sitting on an exposed seat post is uncomfortable?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I mean, you can't track w/kg without tracking raw...

I mean, you can't track w/kg without tracking raw watts, so I'm in no way advocating ignoring that side of the equation. My workout targets are actual wattage targets and don't change depending on if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I'm with you there. Power numbers alone in a...

I'm with you there. Power numbers alone in a vacuum are meaningless. I can keep up with guys that dwarf my raw power numbers but also dwarf me in size. That's not to say I'd neglect watching the raw...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By Andy Somnifac

For comparing power curves from various...

For comparing power curves from various timeframes, assuming the data is on Strava or Garmin Connect, I'd look at https://intervals.icu.It's a great tool.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,620
Posted By Andy Somnifac

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Guess it's time to go put my Ti bike on my roof rack and get out to the ride. I want to be one of those dozens.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,008
Posted By Andy Somnifac

If you don't protect the paint you can use the...

If you don't protect the paint you can use the nicks and scratches as justification for a new bike sooner.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,310
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Yeah, but us little climber guys will end up...

Yeah, but us little climber guys will end up looking for the big guys when we need to open a pickle jar. It evens out in the end.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,251
Posted By Andy Somnifac

Pissing off drivers during a descent really isn't...

Pissing off drivers during a descent really isn't a concern for me. My safety is worth more than the minor slowdown they may experience.
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