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11-04-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,700
Posted By cafzali

Interested to see what kind of an impact the...

Interested to see what kind of an impact the Strava Metro project actually has and how many cities use Strava data for planning purposes.
02-28-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By cafzali

Thanks! The 705 worked similarly, but it would...

Thanks! The 705 worked similarly, but it would power down without having to take a separate action to "save." If you didn't save, it would keep the current ride file open and would resume recording...
02-28-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By cafzali

Is that button visible if you have "auto pause"...

Is that button visible if you have "auto pause" on? For the life of me, once I set up auto pause, I don't think I'm seeing it anymore. But I've only done a few rides with the unit.

Thanks for the...
02-26-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By cafzali

ending a ride on the Edge 810

I've used an Edge 705 for a long time, but recently upgraded to the 810. Setting up was pretty easy, even though there are some pretty big changes like the elimination of bike profiles to get...
Forum: Foo
01-30-17, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,779
Posted By cafzali

The thing about LinkedIn is they don't seem to...

The thing about LinkedIn is they don't seem to know what they want to be. I'll give FB one <b> big</b> advantage over LinkedIn in that they have always known what they wanted to be and have stuck to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,676
Posted By cafzali

Which is why I think most people need to feel...

Which is why I think most people need to feel they offer a noticeable advantage over clinchers before they're worthwhile. For many, unless you're having flats due to "goatheads" or some other...
10-14-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By cafzali

I'm certainly pro bike, but the bike lanes in NYC...

I'm certainly pro bike, but the bike lanes in NYC are an example of a good idea that's not practical. There's not enough room for pedestrians in many places, especially since merchants crowd...
10-14-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,010
Posted By cafzali

Thanks! I actually decided to just take the whole...

Thanks! I actually decided to just take the whole seat off by removing the rack and seat all at once. I did move the noodle, but for some reason could never figure out the other part correctly. The...
09-23-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,010
Posted By cafzali

Removing a CoPilot Limo bike seat

I can't believe I am having trouble figuring this out, but can anyone explain how the quick release works on a CoPilot Limo? Between our two kids, we've had it mounted on my wife's hybrid forever and...
03-20-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,151
Posted By cafzali

In addition, you'll get the most reliable...

In addition, you'll get the most reliable distance calculations using a properly calibrated speed sensor.
01-24-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,192
Posted By cafzali

I've honestly never heard of that. It must be yet...

I've honestly never heard of that. It must be yet another channel that only satellite operators carry. USN was hard enough to find.
01-23-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,192
Posted By cafzali

There is no Universal HD. These events will be...

There is no Universal HD. These events will be going to NBCSN and NBC Live Extra now. The latter's good, but unfortunately they don't leave their stuff up as long as USN used to, so you have to catch...
01-23-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,148
Posted By cafzali

The teams should rally their sponsors in support...

The teams should rally their sponsors in support of a strike of ASO races. The ASO thinks they have all the power because the UCI and teams aren't striking back. But this isn't chicken and egg....
12-06-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,845
Posted By cafzali

You should file a formal complaint against the...

You should file a formal complaint against the officer because, frankly, she should be reprimanded for not knowing the vehicle code in a state where she's a sworn peace officer. If she's a cop a...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,211
Posted By cafzali

+1 on the Trek or any comparable hybrid. They'll...

+1 on the Trek or any comparable hybrid. They'll work great for that purpose. I tow a trailer with ours and it works great. It would also work great for panniers, but we're not campers really.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,232
Posted By cafzali

Lots of people don't fall in the beginning. In...

Lots of people don't fall in the beginning. In fact, if you lighten up on your pedal tension while you're learning, there's a good chance you won't fall either. I've only fallen 2 times and neither...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,232
Posted By cafzali

Depends on which benefit you care about. I'm not...

Depends on which benefit you care about. I'm not sure they make you that much more efficient on the bike because, in all likelihood, most people don't pull up with the "upstroke" leg. What I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,822
Posted By cafzali

With Gatorskins, I can't see a reason for liners....

With Gatorskins, I can't see a reason for liners. I never flatted with Gatorskins, although "goatheads" aren't a problem in my area.
10-15-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,668
Posted By cafzali

Tops are by far the easiest way for both men and...

Tops are by far the easiest way for both men and women to save money. I do have some cycling jerseys, but rarely wear them. Most all of my riding is in Russell athletic shirts I got from Target years...
10-15-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,668
Posted By cafzali

When you get right down to it, there's no real...

When you get right down to it, there's no real reason to buy any clothing or accessory like sunglasses that's specifically labeled for cycling. The litmus should be whether a specific product...
Forum: Foo
10-14-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By cafzali

To expand a bit from the points others have...

To expand a bit from the points others have brought up, beyond the noise issue itself, you have to consider whether it's going to be suitable for you long term, as well as how difficult it will be to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By cafzali

And that last point is the key issue. We've...

And that last point is the key issue. We've actually had cops come to my cycling club in NYS who don't fully know the law themselves. Only after we point out specific sections in the NYS Traffic Code...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By cafzali

For sure, the total numbers of bad actors are a...

For sure, the total numbers of bad actors are a relative few, but the etiquette of the racing teams is the thing that ties everything together, in my opinion -- whether it's in NYC, the 'burbs, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By cafzali

The cops may be bored in Piermont and you may not...

The cops may be bored in Piermont and you may not like their rules, but the fact is riding 2 wide is illegal there too. Signs are posted and if you are caught, they'll ticket you.

I don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By cafzali

In many states, NY included, riding 2 abreast...

In many states, NY included, riding 2 abreast when being overtaken by a vehicle is illegal. Given that you have to get a good distance out of NYC before you'll find suitable conditions for riding 2...
10-13-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,761
Posted By cafzali

Keep in mind that teams bringing on cyclists who...

Keep in mind that teams bringing on cyclists who are considered pure sprinters is a relatively recent phenomenon. They largely represent the sport's effort to develop stars, as the casual cycling fan...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By cafzali

Crashing outside of a race environment should...

Crashing outside of a race environment should never be considered "common." Add to that, double pacelines aren't considered casual rides. The key with group riding is knowing the group you're in and...
10-06-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 28,546
Posted By cafzali

I don't disagree at all that the numbers were...

I don't disagree at all that the numbers were great, but spectators who didn't pay anything to watch an event don't equate to a business model that will work long term. The fact that pro cycling has...
10-05-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 28,546
Posted By cafzali

Not really sure there is much of a globalization...

Not really sure there is much of a globalization in cycling -- at least from a fan/business standpoint. There certainly is a broader pool of riders from around the globe, but that doesn't pay the...
10-04-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,097
Posted By cafzali

Only thing I'd add is that sometimes a crash can...

Only thing I'd add is that sometimes a crash can make you realize things you were doing that can be corrected to help avoid collisions in the future. For example, I take more of the lane in congested...
10-04-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By cafzali

Don't be too hard on yourself. Most of us are...

Don't be too hard on yourself. Most of us are thinking back to the days when we rode as kids. While we felt like we rode a lot, we didn't put a ton of miles on and rarely wore things out. But adults...
10-03-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 28,546
Posted By cafzali

Qatar pays big bucks to get its events. There...

Qatar pays big bucks to get its events. There would be no Emerates races if that weren't the case.
10-03-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 28,546
Posted By cafzali

My wife and I volunteered, so we went there...

My wife and I volunteered, so we went there briefly to check in, but I didn't really go to the Expo.

We had a great meal at Rappahannock. It's definitely worth a try if you haven't yet. The food...
08-30-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,794
Posted By cafzali

Nobody can be held liable for advice given over...

Nobody can be held liable for advice given over an Internet forum. Liability only comes into play when someone is acting in a professional capacity and has been hired to provide a product or service...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,753
Posted By cafzali

GP4000S IIs are a great replacement. I used to...

GP4000S IIs are a great replacement. I used to run Gatorskin exclusively, but switched to GP4KSII's last year and have noticed no difference in puncture resistance and get a better ride.
05-30-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,024
Posted By cafzali

I"m surprised that some shops act strange to hear...

I"m surprised that some shops act strange to hear you want to take a test ride. I asked to do that when I bought my TCR Advanced SL3 and they were surprised, although they did accommodate me, even...
Forum: Northeast
05-01-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By cafzali

There's a nice site called NYVelocity.com that...

There's a nice site called NYVelocity.com that covers the NYC cycling scene, specifically the road racing scene. Get in touch with Dan Schmalz through that site.
Forum: Northeast
05-01-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By cafzali

Honestly, a lot of it will depend on your housing...

Honestly, a lot of it will depend on your housing budget. There's a substantial difference in the carrying costs of a house in the various places people have mentioned. You mentioned a slight...
04-30-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By cafzali

It is certainly possible. I'd wager your problem...

It is certainly possible. I'd wager your problem is because you're powering up the device indoors and/or in an area where satellite reception is poor. Try powering it up outside and see what happens.
04-23-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By cafzali

I haven't used it in years, but I just looked at...

I haven't used it in years, but I just looked at the redesigned GC and it appears there's indeed no way to tell. The only site that I've seen that makes this easy is Bikejournal.com and obviously...
04-21-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By cafzali

Pro cycling has a completely different structure...

Pro cycling has a completely different structure and monetization model than any other sport, which leads to a lot of its issues. UCI (the cycling governing body) really has no "pull" over promoters...
Forum: Foo
04-21-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By cafzali

I've never, ever, ever had anyone try to take...

I've never, ever, ever had anyone try to take anything illegally from me in NYC. NYC has a crime rate that's vastly lower than America's other major cities, including all of those in Texas. And I've...
Forum: Foo
04-21-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By cafzali

Just be aware that getting into Manhattan will be...

Just be aware that getting into Manhattan will be a bit of a chore since there's no direct subway service to LGA. Save yourself a lot of money and take the M60 bus from LGA to Astoria Blvd, where you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,033
Posted By cafzali

Do you know how long it would take before caliper...

Do you know how long it would take before caliper brakes wouldn't be supported? It would take more than a decade even after widespread adoption. And there's nothing that says discs will have...
04-21-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,372
Posted By cafzali

It's hard to say which of those "poles" is true....

It's hard to say which of those "poles" is true. Personally, I think drivers are getting increasingly aggressive against everybody -- cyclists and other motorists alike. Cyclists often overreact in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,532
Posted By cafzali

The thing about homeowners is it does cover...

The thing about homeowners is it does cover things, but there are limits on the replacement value of any particular item. That's why you get "riders" on more expensive items like jewelry, bikes, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,841
Posted By cafzali

I love my TCR SL3, but I'm glad I got it before...

I love my TCR SL3, but I'm glad I got it before they shifted away from DT Swiss wheels to their own OEM wheels. My DT Swiss R1700s are rock solid and haven't had to be touched in four years and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By cafzali

You may be right about weight and tubeless....

You may be right about weight and tubeless. Honestly, I don't run 'em even though both my road bikes have tubeless-ready wheelsets, but I get the benefit. Personally, even though I'm not the lightest...
Forum: Foo
03-28-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,498
Posted By cafzali

Let's take a step back here, because some of this...

Let's take a step back here, because some of this is incorrect. You can certainly file a defamation lawsuit against an employer that gives you an undeserved "ding," which is why so many employers do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By cafzali

First off, the benefit proposition from tubeless...

First off, the benefit proposition from tubeless is vastly different from discs for most people. There's just no comparison. Tubeless solves a need to get rid of pinch flats and, to a lesser extent,...
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