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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,343
Posted By tomato coupe

The average speed at local races is not the...

The average speed at local races is not the ultimate, because tactical considerations often temper the speed. That same group of cyclists could go faster if their goal was to work together to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,343
Posted By tomato coupe

It isn't as unusual as you think. I did a gran...

It isn't as unusual as you think. I did a gran fondo last September and averaged 26.5 mph for the first 65 miles. The fastest guys averaged 26.4 mph for the full 100 miles.
07-14-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,394
Posted By tomato coupe

I simply refuse to participate in events that...

I simply refuse to participate in events that require a passport, don't allow riders my age, don't allow road bikes, insist on safe riding practices, and either mandate or prohibit tobacco use.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By tomato coupe

Garmin Vectors are compatible with Look Keo...

Garmin Vectors are compatible with Look Keo cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By tomato coupe

Let's forget about the physics and mathematics...

Let's forget about the physics and mathematics for a moment. What kind of bike do you ride where your pedals and shoes don't move in a circular motion?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,228
Posted By tomato coupe

Rotating is reciprocating.

Rotating is reciprocating.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By tomato coupe

One thing I learned from my coach is that...

One thing I learned from my coach is that cramping is often related to the meal you had the night before the event.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,522
Posted By tomato coupe

I haven't read every post, so I apologize if I'm...

I haven't read every post, so I apologize if I'm rehashing this. Is there a reason you expected the free hub to be loud? I have a 3 sets of Zonda / Racing 3 and the free hubs on all of them are very,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By tomato coupe

That's kind of a given, considering that...

That's kind of a given, considering that "Everesting" is one of the most contrived cycling experiences one can undertake.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By tomato coupe

I had surgery for a kidney stone last week. I...

I had surgery for a kidney stone last week. I think I'd rather repeat that than spend 11+ hours on a trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By tomato coupe

I think you're fighting a lost cause. Despite...

I think you're fighting a lost cause. Despite your anecdotal "evidence," the benefit of drafting a rider in aerobars is not much less than the benefit of drafting a rider in the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By tomato coupe

You have a funny attitude about this. You're...

You have a funny attitude about this. You're arguing it's okay for someone to reduce their effort on the front by going from the hoods to the drops, but it's not okay for them to reduce it a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By tomato coupe

Every gran fondo I've ever entered advertised...

Every gran fondo I've ever entered advertised that "it wasn't a race" but, in reality, they definitely were races. YMMV.



Does that mean riding in the drops when on the front is also not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, very noble. And I'm sure everyone can...

Yes, very noble. And I'm sure everyone can sympathize with the frustration one feels when they find themselves in a pace line behind one of those Jack-Russell-esque climber types. But I can't help...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,102
Posted By tomato coupe

I would bet the opposite, that it was probably...

I would bet the opposite, that it was probably just six guys/girls on road bikes efficiently executing a small rotating pace line.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,771
Posted By tomato coupe

Actually, it is ... and I don't mean by cleaning...

Actually, it is ... and I don't mean by cleaning the bike and dishes together.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,771
Posted By tomato coupe

I've seen cyclists riding in the rain. I think...

I've seen cyclists riding in the rain. I think they survived.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-19, 02:07 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By tomato coupe

I like the cowboy boots.

I like the cowboy boots.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By tomato coupe

Why not put a power meter on a "nice"...

Why not put a power meter on a "nice" bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By tomato coupe

I bought both Record and Super Record EPS disc...

I bought both Record and Super Record EPS disc group sets. There wasnít much difference in price ($300?) since they share most components. I think it was only the derailleurs that were different.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By tomato coupe

You could be right -- it may just be the chain...

You could be right -- it may just be the chain rings. I'm not a Campy expert, but I found this blurb about the H11 cranks on a retailer's website:


"Required for use with H11 Ergopower shift...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm presently building a new bike with disc brake...

I'm presently building a new bike with disc brake Campy SR EPS and also ran into the power meter issue. The disc brake version of Campy cranksets (H11) are designed to optimize shifting with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,743
Posted By tomato coupe

That is a truly bizarre statement.

That is a truly bizarre statement.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 864
Posted By tomato coupe

I own a smart trainer (Wahoo Kickr), and I have...

I own a smart trainer (Wahoo Kickr), and I have only been on Zwift once. I found Zwift incredibly boring. I do exactly what you describe -- I listen to music and podcasts, and watch movies, TV, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,743
Posted By tomato coupe

MAP is Minimum Advertised Price. It doesn't...

MAP is Minimum Advertised Price. It doesn't prevent bike shops or online stores from discounting the price. Online stores must advertise the price as per the MAP agreement, but they can show the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,743
Posted By tomato coupe

I agree, but only because you're comparing the...

I agree, but only because you're comparing the MSRP of one of the lost expensive bike tires on the market to the discounted price of a fairly common performance car tire. Regardless, the price of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,743
Posted By tomato coupe

My car takes 305/30ZR20 tires on the rear. I paid...

My car takes 305/30ZR20 tires on the rear. I paid $419 each about a year ago, but they are now about $500. I would say they fall under the category of good, but not exotic, tires.


The 30,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,743
Posted By tomato coupe

Not really. In the best case, you can get about...

Not really. In the best case, you can get about 20,000 miles out of a Michelin Pilot Super Sport XL car tire that costs $419. Most people get more than 2,000 miles out of a Schwalbe Pro One bike tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By tomato coupe

It wasn't a coma ... just a very short nap.

It wasn't a coma ... just a very short nap.
11-11-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By tomato coupe

Red squirrels are faster.

Red squirrels are faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By tomato coupe

How often do you do a spin down calibration on...

How often do you do a spin down calibration on your Kickr?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By tomato coupe

How would the cassette prevent you from shifting...

How would the cassette prevent you from shifting from the small chain ring to the big chain ring? I think your issues lie elsewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,743
Posted By tomato coupe

Who cares about the cost per pound? Would you be...

Who cares about the cost per pound? Would you be happier if your bike tires weighed 5 times more for the same price?

My most expensive car tires (Michelin Pilot Super Sport XL; $419 ea) cost about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,743
Posted By tomato coupe

Good bike tires do not cost nearly as much as...

Good bike tires do not cost nearly as much as good automobile tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,251
Posted By tomato coupe

The $599 version is still available .. for those...

The $599 version is still available .. for those on a tight budget.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By tomato coupe

If it's only 1-2 months, why not buy one set of...

If it's only 1-2 months, why not buy one set of tubeless wheels for use during peak goat season?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By tomato coupe

42

42
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,030
Posted By tomato coupe

You might want to consider hiring a coach. A good...

You might want to consider hiring a coach. A good coach is a valuable asset.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By tomato coupe

If you like it, go for it. But you ought to be...

If you like it, go for it. But you ought to be comparing your 1x12 setup to a 2x11 setup, since that is the standard 2x setup these days.

Personally, I prefer a 50/34 with a 11-23 cassette. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By tomato coupe

The biggest contribution will be from the rider...

The biggest contribution will be from the rider directly behind the leader. You're not going to quadruple the effect by adding riders further behind and offset from the leader.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By tomato coupe

Some perspective: "Bert Blocken came to a...

Some perspective:

"Bert Blocken came to a similar conclusion in his 2013 study (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045793012004446) on the aerodynamic drag of two drafting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By tomato coupe

Since you stipulated the lead riders (who are...

Since you stipulated the lead riders (who are setting the pace) are identical in power and aerodynamics, there will be a speed difference only if 49 trailing riders reduce the drag of the lead rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By tomato coupe

Fantastic deal on eBay

Stumbled across this eBay listing: a broken frame for $2400, and you may not receive it for 5 months. Such a deal!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,244
Posted By tomato coupe

I find it useful to line all my jersey pockets...

I find it useful to line all my jersey pockets with pita. Protects your phone and keeps you fueled.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,174
Posted By tomato coupe

You might want to consider hiring a coach, at...

You might want to consider hiring a coach, at least to get you started.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,022
Posted By tomato coupe

That is basically a 50-yr-old Schwinn Collegiate,...

That is basically a 50-yr-old Schwinn Collegiate, with one extra cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By tomato coupe

Also Campy Eurus and Fulcrum Racing Zero...

Also Campy Eurus and Fulcrum Racing Zero Competizione.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-18, 08:20 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,640
Posted By tomato coupe

??? Because 80 year-olds don't have butts? Or...

???
Because 80 year-olds don't have butts? Or arms?
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