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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,134
Posted By somedood

If I buy the 2.2 lb container of HEED it's $31.69...

If I buy the 2.2 lb container of HEED it's $31.69 off amazon, so $15.84 per lb. If I get the 5.1lb bag it's $57.71, so $11.31 per lb. So it's definitely cheaper to get just the Malto (in comparison...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,706
Posted By somedood

Speedplays come with an adapter for 3 hole shoes,...

Speedplays come with an adapter for 3 hole shoes, and using those gives you tons of room to move the cleat around front to back and then side-to-side. Really it give you more options over the 4 hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,757
Posted By somedood

My commuter 28mm gatorskins have gotten a couple...

My commuter 28mm gatorskins have gotten a couple of staples in them, one bigger and one small. The holes are small enough that I haven't needed a boot, and the 28mm gatorskins have lasted me 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,757
Posted By somedood

The OP mentioned he has been using gatorskins and...

The OP mentioned he has been using gatorskins and armadillos. The GP4000 has lower puncture resistance than those.

One thing that hasn't been mentioned is to try the Mr. Tuffy tire liners...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,331
Posted By somedood

What color is the bike?

What color is the bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By somedood

Ok, picture at the summit with the clouds below...

Ok, picture at the summit with the clouds below you. That is awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By somedood

Awesome! I've been on a few rides with the wife,...

Awesome! I've been on a few rides with the wife, and the best ones have been casual where we're just chatting and making jokes. We got a road bike for her last year and she's been out riding with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,649
Posted By somedood

I think I may have misunderstood what he was...

I think I may have misunderstood what he was saying. Changing the grade of the hill doesn't change the downward force of gravity, but since we're moving up force has to be applied to move upwards to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,649
Posted By somedood

Uhhh: F = M * A You just said, M is...

Uhhh:

F = M * A

You just said, M is constant and A (gravity) is constant, therefore F is constant. Changing the grade of the hill doesn't change either one of those two things.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,649
Posted By somedood

This. You guys are getting power and torque...

This.

You guys are getting power and torque mixed up, they mean different things. You can apply a lot of torque to the pedal lever and have it move nowhere, which means zero power.

Power on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,534
Posted By somedood

Specialized Toupe Gel and Speicalized Romin Gel...

Specialized Toupe Gel and Speicalized Romin Gel (different bikes)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,317
Posted By somedood

I have SPD-SL pedals on my training/race bike,...

I have SPD-SL pedals on my training/race bike, and sometimes I commute to work on it so that I can take it for a lunch ride. It's short ~4 mi and normal shoes are fine on it for that distance. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-13, 03:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,737
Posted By somedood

Anybody know if the float on these is free float,...

Anybody know if the float on these is free float, or more like the float on the Shimano SPD-SLs?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,016
Posted By somedood

Strava is a great motivational tool for me. It...

Strava is a great motivational tool for me. It makes segments so easy to track, and when I get a PR on a segment it lets me know right away. I can see my training progress throughout the season and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By somedood

That's weird, for me it was me clicking into my...

That's weird, for me it was me clicking into my speedplay's faster and more consistent than my buddies on spd, spd-sl and look's. I switched off of the speedplay's for other reasons, but I really...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,663
Posted By somedood

My Edge 500 records the temps, although the...

My Edge 500 records the temps, although the thermometer can take a really long time to adjust to the outside temps if it was inside beforehand.
Forum: Foo
12-18-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,801
Posted By somedood

I'm in the same boat. CentOS is a great server...

I'm in the same boat. CentOS is a great server distro, and at home I use(d) Arch for a media center PC (that has been moved to windows 8 recently). Arch is great for a very custom system, and to...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,227
Posted By somedood

From what it looks like, the sirrus for sure has...

From what it looks like, the sirrus for sure has eyelets for rack/fenders. The bassano may have rear eyelets, but I'm not seeing any in the front for a fender. The sirrus could move to rack/fenders...
Forum: Foo
12-14-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,270
Posted By somedood

Alfster,this is a great idea. It gives you the...

Alfster,this is a great idea. It gives you the benefit of the ease of use from a spreadsheet, which fits your data well, and the felxibility of custom queries w/sql.
Forum: Foo
12-14-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,270
Posted By somedood

Most of the installers come with a GUI front-end...

Most of the installers come with a GUI front-end for it. In MSSQL Server it's the download ending in "WT", Postgres comes with PGAdmin and Mysql i think is a separate download for the Toolbench...
Forum: Foo
12-14-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,270
Posted By somedood

It's called SQL Server Express, and you can get...

It's called SQL Server Express, and you can get it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29062

We use that at work for a program that requires Microsoft SQL server. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,675
Posted By somedood

One of the biggest reasons I wear gloves is...

One of the biggest reasons I wear gloves is because it helps me have a little bit better grip on the bars and they are fantastic to help me wipe sweat and snot rocket leftovers.

I am considering...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-12, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By somedood

I've done the same thing a couple of times, but...

I've done the same thing a couple of times, but nobody decided to take it off the bike thankfully. It's almost worth half of what my bike is and it would take all of 1 second to remove.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,507
Posted By somedood

To each his own, but I don't ride to look good...

To each his own, but I don't ride to look good for others - I want to be comfortable. Like tjspiel had mentioned, if I wore your layers at the temperatures I would be entirely soaked by the time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,908
Posted By somedood

I have to agree with the others when they say yep...

I have to agree with the others when they say yep for the ladies, but especially no for shorts/bibs on the dudes. I rode with a guy that had white, slightly worn, bibs on and I did not appreciate...
Forum: Foo
11-13-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,468
Posted By somedood

This is a story that more people should know.

This is a story that more people should know.
Forum: Foo
11-13-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By somedood

They absolutely are! My father-in law is really...

They absolutely are! My father-in law is really OCD and when the young boys are in their grandparent's house I can see the panic in Grandpa's face. I don't blame him though, it seems like there are...
Forum: Foo
11-09-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By somedood

How can they be worse when they feel so good?

How can they be worse when they feel so good?
Forum: Foo
11-09-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By somedood

Plumbing leaks are the worst

My in-laws have a leak in their bathroom apparently.

My wife goes up to her parents house close to once a week with the kids for a change of pace, and when they went up yesterday the bathroom...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By somedood

I heard annother similar account of the Elite...

I heard annother similar account of the Elite from someone else which is pretty disappointing. That one is thin enough that it can fit in a jersey pocket right? The touring version for me has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,081
Posted By somedood

I was on speedplay and am on SPD-SL for now. ...

I was on speedplay and am on SPD-SL for now. From my understanding the X series pedals have different bearings between chromo and stainless/titanium, but the zero and Light action pedals all use the...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By somedood

I've got the same Showers Pass Touring jacket in...

I've got the same Showers Pass Touring jacket in yellow, and am on the second year of use. I have had no visible wear on the jacket, and the inside has not be coming apart at all. I don't wash it...
Forum: Foo
11-02-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,187
Posted By somedood

Almost a couple of years ago My sister-in-law was...

Almost a couple of years ago My sister-in-law was dating a guy, and after a few months he had a broomstick go up his rear end and perforate his intestines. He had a colostomy bag for a while until...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,115
Posted By somedood

The drivetrain on the site you quoted does have...

The drivetrain on the site you quoted does have some improvements over our geared system, though. From the description it looks like you get 19 "gear combinations" but you get the change in ratio...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By somedood

What is bad about coasting?

What is bad about coasting?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By somedood

Not that I know of, although from what I...

Not that I know of, although from what I understand Looks aren't self-centering.

I switched from Speedplay's to SPD-SL and have gotten used to everything except for the resistance in the float.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By somedood

Sounds like a case of upgrade-itis. I get that...

Sounds like a case of upgrade-itis. I get that occasionally too. Sometimes it's nice to put something different on your ride. Probably the only thing that would be noticeable would be to replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,357
Posted By somedood

There are studies that show that trained muscles...

There are studies that show that trained muscles can store up to 50% more glycogen than untrained. I know that my first experience bonking was on a ride that was around 34 miles with climbing, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,933
Posted By somedood

Cycling club end of season get together - award ideas

I hope this isn't the wrong forum to put this.

The cycling club I'm in is putting together an end of season BBQ and short (~6 mile) time trial, along with a "race" for the kids of members. The...
Forum: Foo
10-17-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By somedood

It's cheaper than a netflix subscription and you...

It's cheaper than a netflix subscription and you get free shipping, but I don't think they have the same selection that netflix does. I got the free month trial and it was really nice, but it...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,295
Posted By somedood

I do training rides on my unloaded road bike that...

I do training rides on my unloaded road bike that aren't that steep, but are closer to 6-8% grades for 4-12 miles depending on the route. 800ft of elevation is a a real climb (especially in 1.5 mi!)...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By somedood

The ride in to work was light sprinkles for me...

The ride in to work was light sprinkles for me today as well, and it has been incredibly dry this year. Fall leaves came early in september and earlier this year there were fires all over the state...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,964
Posted By somedood

This is on the way back down from the Alpine Loop...

This is on the way back down from the Alpine Loop (Timpanogos Mountain) in Utah. This is a beautiful ride at almost any time of year and, an all time favorite of mine.

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This is at the...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,899
Posted By somedood

My commuter has some zefal full coverage fenders....

My commuter has some zefal full coverage fenders. Year 6 and I finally abused them enough to crack a small piece off the rear fender. I'll take the flexibility and lighter weight of plastic over...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By somedood

Take a look at your local Target if you have one....

Take a look at your local Target if you have one. Their "Champion" line of sportswear has been really effective for me, and a lot cheaper than the Under Armor brand. I've got some long sleeve...
Forum: Foo
10-07-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By somedood

Does it mostly happen when you are doing...

Does it mostly happen when you are doing something in particular, i.e. running 3D games or watching a movie? Does it mostly happen when it's been on for a certain amount of time?

If it's heat...
Forum: Foo
10-07-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By somedood

It could be heat related. What kind of laptop do...

It could be heat related. What kind of laptop do you have, and how old is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By somedood

Just to add to what BarracksSi mentioned:...

Just to add to what BarracksSi mentioned: Speedplays are terrible in the snow. I rode an earlier season ride this year up climb that had snow and ice in some parts. I had to put my foot down a...
Forum: Foo
10-03-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,500
Posted By somedood

This is so true, 1's are so much more narrow than...

This is so true, 1's are so much more narrow than 0's. When I go on a trip with my laptop I compress them all to 1's and it is so much lighter!
Forum: Foo
10-03-12, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,500
Posted By somedood

It's almost the exact same thing as it was...

It's almost the exact same thing as it was before, just that the network protocols let you connect from farther away. I think you're right that it is kind of cyclical, where it started mostly...
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