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06-03-20, 05:53 PM
06-03-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By caloso

You are in good shape with those drop outs. Now...

You are in good shape with those drop outs. Now the thing to do is see if you have a cassette or freewheel.
06-03-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By caloso

My advice is to take the bike off the trainer and...

My advice is to take the bike off the trainer and go for a ride. Leave your computer at home or at least stick it in your pocket and donít look at it till you get home.
06-02-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 634
Posted By caloso

I don’t suppose that you have a gps track for...

I don’t suppose that you have a gps track for this ride. If so, and if it shows you going slower than the speed limit, you could go to court and enter it as conflicting evidence.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,462
Posted By caloso

Interval training.

Interval training.
05-27-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By caloso

I like it. I went out and got a KOM on Monday. It...

I like it. I went out and got a KOM on Monday. It was a longish out and back segment and it was in reach so I just made it part of my workout. I’ve got my eye on a couple of others.
05-27-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By caloso

Check your age group, weight group, and narrow it...

Check your age group, weight group, and narrow it to that day. That sometimes helps.
05-27-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By caloso

In my experience, riders who started with clips...

In my experience, riders who started with clips and straps have a much easier time moving to clipless than those who didn’t. Why? Because it’s a helluva lot easier than clips and straps, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
Posted By caloso

To add on: I had good 1’ power but lousy 20’...

To add on: I had good 1’ power but lousy 20’ power. The coach I was working with at the time said that 1’ power isn’t very useful if you get dropped 40 minutes into a 60 minute race. So we spent a...
05-25-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,628
Posted By caloso

I dunno. Is this you? ...

I dunno. Is this you?
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05-25-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14,948
Views: 831,940
Posted By caloso

I got on my tt bike this morning and went out to...

I got on my tt bike this morning and went out to snag a flat out-and-back KOM. Because I am a vain and petty person.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,954
Posted By caloso

The inflated tss has been addressed, but another...

The inflated tss has been addressed, but another thing that caught my eye is the NP v AP. Usually in a ride that long you’d expect to see those numbers closer together, unless it was a punchy race...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,607
Posted By caloso

I have this one on my road bike: ...

I have this one on my road bike: https://www.castelli-cycling.com/us/men/accessories/cycling-bags/p/890010420P-010

Fits everything I need: tube, lever, patch kit, CO2 cartridge and chuck;...
05-22-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By caloso

You need a flat kit and/or spare tube, a means of...

You need a flat kit and/or spare tube, a means of inflating, and a way to carry those things. And a mini-tool wouldn't hurt.

On my road bike, I carry:

1 tube
patch kit
tire lever
CO2...
05-22-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,403
Posted By caloso

I just wipe them with the sponge when I wash the...

I just wipe them with the sponge when I wash the bike generally.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,529
Posted By caloso

Yeah, I was definitely wrecked after this...

Yeah, I was definitely wrecked after this workout. Needed much more recovery than if I had gotten 113tss doing a tempo ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,537
Posted By caloso

I had taken it as a given that I would probably...

I had taken it as a given that I would probably catch someone's cold due to all the sputum that's expelled on group rides, particularly early in the season. Happens pretty much every year. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By caloso

Much less. I'm maybe halfway where I would...

Much less. I'm maybe halfway where I would normally be this time of year. I had the "honor" of being an essential worker and have had to be in the office doing my own thing while trying to manage a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,537
Posted By caloso

Maybe this is a matter of semantics, but I would...

Maybe this is a matter of semantics, but I would not consider riding 60' behind someone as being a group ride at all. To me that would be going out on a solo ride on a road that others just happen to...
05-21-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14,948
Views: 831,940
Posted By caloso

Mine is 36. Down from 70 a year ago. 2020 has...

Mine is 36. Down from 70 a year ago. 2020 has been something.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,529
Posted By caloso

It's fairly simple to exceed 100tss in an hour or...

It's fairly simple to exceed 100tss in an hour or less if you're doing sprint work. Here's one from a 6x1' workout. The one-minutes were all out, and recovery was literally coasting and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,537
Posted By caloso

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this...

I'm on the board of my team and we just had this discussion. We put out a statement that we are following USAC and local health guidelines and will not be participating in group rides until it is...
05-20-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 961
Posted By caloso

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I would be well to the left of the fog line at this portion of the road. I will...
05-20-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14,948
Views: 831,940
Posted By caloso

8' intervals this morning on a loop that I have a...

8' intervals this morning on a loop that I have a love/hate relationship. Love because it's flat and shady and has good pavement. It's in a park that's a 10 minute ride from my house and is a...
05-20-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By caloso

I can relate. I did my first season on a Trek...

I can relate. I did my first season on a Trek 660 where I used the skinniest knobby tires I could find and then ran it single speed. It worked great in September, not so great in December.
05-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By caloso

You should absolutely give it a shot. It's super...

You should absolutely give it a shot. It's super fun and a very welcoming atmosphere. The local race series here is a blast. There's always music and a food truck, a kids race, good fun. People...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,867
Posted By caloso

I was using TP and GC before Strava came along,...

I was using TP and GC before Strava came along, so I have mostly used free Strava for the social aspect. But the data analysis doesn't add anything for me. Nor does the Beacon app since my family is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,483
Posted By caloso

I mostly use Strava for the social benefits. ...

I mostly use Strava for the social benefits. I've been paying for Training Peaks for years for actual data analysis, and I guess I'd rather not pay for two things which will be substantially...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By caloso

If it fits, you got a great deal.

If it fits, you got a great deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,239
Posted By caloso

I just got a Stages and it's great. They work...

I just got a Stages and it's great. They work with any hollowtech II crankset, all the way back to DA 7800, which is what I happen to have on my TT bike. It was an inexpensive and easy way to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By caloso

Huh. That's not the case with Castelli. In fact...

Huh. That's not the case with Castelli. In fact the Podio jersey, which is my all-around racing and training jersey has a dropped pocket that extends below the hem. It fits better and it holds all...
05-19-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By caloso

Every college I've ever been to has a student...

Every college I've ever been to has a student bookstore, and every student bookstore I've ever been to sells stickers and decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By caloso

I'm much more likely to wave to you the farther...

I'm much more likely to wave to you the farther out from town we are. And in my experience, riders in team jerseys are much more likely to return the wave. I know that goes against the commonly...
05-18-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By caloso

The local Saturday morning and Tuesday night...

The local Saturday morning and Tuesday night world championships have been put on hold. We do have a local individual TT series though. We go out on our own, ride the course, and post to strava.
05-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 730
Posted By caloso

Your skinsuit doesn't have a race radio pocket?

Your skinsuit doesn't have a race radio pocket?
05-18-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,861
Posted By caloso

Also, for what it's worth, I would not recommend...

Also, for what it's worth, I would not recommend shorts with gel inserts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,455
Posted By caloso

Serious, non-snarky question: what makes touring...

Serious, non-snarky question: what makes touring more serious than racing?
05-18-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By caloso

Yes, you can install a square tapered BB. That's...

Yes, you can install a square tapered BB. That's not a problem. It is a common and easy thing to do, as you say. However, converting a bike with vertical dropouts into a fixed gear is neither...
05-18-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By caloso

Well, dang. Now I'm going to have to change my...

Well, dang. Now I'm going to have to change my user name.
05-17-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By caloso

Kinetic Road Machine

Kinetic Road Machine
05-15-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,493
Posted By caloso

Anyway, to answer the question: I've had a few...

Anyway, to answer the question: I've had a few of each. a 660 and a 5200 from Trek; a Tarmac, a Transition, and a beat-to-hell Rock Hopper. All great bikes. Neither is better.
05-15-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,493
Posted By caloso

Personally, I think Trek is missing a trick by...

Personally, I think Trek is missing a trick by not re-issuing the 660. It was 130mm spacing in the rear and a standard BSA bottom bracket, so you could build one up with a modern groupset. Awesome...
05-15-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 991
Posted By caloso

I bought a jersey of the cycling team where I...

I bought a jersey of the cycling team where I went. I wasn't much of a rider then, except to class. I wish I had. Anyway, google to see if your alma mater has a cycling team and shoot them an...
05-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,696
Posted By caloso

This happens all the time. If you notice that...

This happens all the time. If you notice that you've done it yourself, you can crop the ride file. If you notice that someone else has done it, you can flag their ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,894
Posted By caloso

Me too.

Me too.
05-13-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,696
Posted By caloso

You can always set who can see your rides. I...

You can always set who can see your rides. I have my default set as private but make most of them visible to followers, some to all.
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By caloso

I had a 00 5200. It was an very good, relatively...

I had a 00 5200. It was an very good, relatively inexpensive off-the-peg race bike.
05-13-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,696
Posted By caloso

I've been on Strava for years. It's an easy way...

I've been on Strava for years. It's an easy way to track hours and mileage, and the social aspect is nice. It's also a nice way to see what routes friends are riding.

It's also made for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By caloso

I wear a backpack to commute, to carry office...

I wear a backpack to commute, to carry office clothes and lunch, occasionally my laptop. I can’t imagine why I would want to wear it, if I was just going for a ride.
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