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12-07-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,678
Posted By caloso

I think it's gross and I race.

I think it's gross and I race.
12-06-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,678
Posted By caloso

This is incredible.

This is incredible.
12-06-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By caloso

I have several sets of 10-speed wheels that...

I have several sets of 10-speed wheels that rotate among 3 different bikes. Nice to be able to swap different tire and gear set ups from bike to bike.
11-17-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,417
Posted By caloso

Same. When I was in the market for a new trainer...

Same. When I was in the market for a new trainer to replace my ancient Nashbar fluid trainer, I was considering a smart, direct drive trainer like the Wahoo Kickr. But I decided to go with the...
11-15-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,417
Posted By caloso

This is awesome. And sorry about the shingles. I...

This is awesome. And sorry about the shingles. I had a mild case this summer and it still sucked. I still get the occasional jabbing pain out of nowhere. Hang in there, and see you in Watopia!
11-11-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

9x2’ at 126%. Couldn’t have done a 10th one. ...

9x2’ at 126%. Couldn’t have done a 10th one.


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11-10-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,235
Posted By caloso

Right behind you, Hermes. 164 this morning. ...

Right behind you, Hermes. 164 this morning. Lightest I've been since my kids were born (17 yrs. ago).
11-09-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By caloso

Last 90 days. ...

Last 90 days.

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This is probably not a completely accurate chart because I...
11-08-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,683
Posted By caloso

Since I last responded to this thread, I joined...

Since I last responded to this thread, I joined TrainerRoad. I much prefer their workouts, but the UI is pretty stripped down, so I sometimes run Zwift simultaneously for the distraction.
11-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By caloso

Typically, I'll do it 5 or 6 days a week. I won't...

Typically, I'll do it 5 or 6 days a week. I won't do it on a day I'm racing CX or the big Saturday group ride. I also try not to be too rigid about it if there's a special occasion like a dinner...
11-08-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By caloso

I've done 16-8 on and off for about 6 months now....

I've done 16-8 on and off for about 6 months now. I was doing early morning fasted rides and they were going well so I decided to try the full 16-8. It's pretty simple: stop eating at 8pm and don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,212
Posted By caloso

Wow, that's big mileage. I think my biggest year...

Wow, that's big mileage. I think my biggest year ever is about 8500. 13K in 10 months is insane!
11-04-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

FTP test this evening. I hate the TR ramp test so...

FTP test this evening. I hate the TR ramp test so I tried the Kolie Moore protocol instead. https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-physiology-of-ftp-and-new-testing-protocols/

Got a 5 W bump,...
11-04-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,119
Posted By caloso

I am on Zwift and TrainerRoad. I've been very...

I am on Zwift and TrainerRoad. I've been very impressed with TR’s adaptive training. I was in the Beta and now it's finally available to all. Even though the display is pretty barebones, it is very...
Forum: Foo
11-02-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By caloso

I had a 2005 Audi A4 wagon with the same engine...

I had a 2005 Audi A4 wagon with the same engine and drive train. I loved that car, which was awesome right up to the moment when it wasn't. And yes, it failed around 150K miles. $7000 repair estimate...
11-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By caloso

I have a friend who would ride from Sacramento to...

I have a friend who would ride from Sacramento to his in-laws in Birds Landing, which is in the Delta a few miles west of Rio Vista. Very flat, but as you say the prevailing wind is from the SW, so...
11-01-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,664
Posted By caloso

Honestly, I donít even have speed on my computer...

Honestly, I donít even have speed on my computer main display. If itís a workout, I am looking at power numbers. If itís a race, there are so many factors that itís not even useful information. If...
10-30-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

As it turns out, I felt great today. Didn’t...

As it turns out, I felt great today. Didn’t crash, despite sketchy juniors divebombing corners. Didn’t flat. And most importantly, never felt I was in difficulty. Maybe some of it was racing on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,212
Posted By caloso

If the riders in front look like they know what...

If the riders in front look like they know what they're doing, I usually just pass with as wide a berth as possible, and say "good morning/afternoon/howdy/hola/privet/etc." on the way by with a big...
10-28-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

True, I did finally hit race weight....

True, I did finally hit race weight....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,176
Posted By caloso

I've done that climb a couple times, once on a...

I've done that climb a couple times, once on a rental and once on my own bike. The rental was a Roubaix from West Maui Cycle with a 50-36 compact double. I want to say 12-28 in the back. My own...
10-27-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By caloso

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign....

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign. Move along.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 905
Posted By caloso

It's also a good way to extend the use of bibs...

It's also a good way to extend the use of bibs that may have gotten a little too thin for using in polite company.
10-23-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By caloso

Those are pretty typical riding conditions here...

Those are pretty typical riding conditions here from Nov-Feb, and I swear by arm warmers and a good wind vest. It should have a windstopper front panel and a mesh or very breathable back, two-way...
10-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By caloso

When I was getting ready to do Haleakala in Maui,...

When I was getting ready to do Haleakala in Maui, I just told myself it was just Diablo repeats.
10-21-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

Worked from home today and got a break in the...

Worked from home today and got a break in the rain so went out for a 3x10’ threshold workout. Nice way to break up the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,010
Posted By caloso

I have a 2016 Tarmac. 28mm seems extremely tight...

I have a 2016 Tarmac. 28mm seems extremely tight to me. They might clear, but any dirt or sand that adheres to the tire is going to scour the insides of the chainstays. I'd go with nicer 25mm...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,912
Posted By caloso

The OP's role is as a road user and taxpayer.

The OP's role is as a road user and taxpayer.
10-18-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By caloso

I’m only aware of tri shorts, which have a thin...

I’m only aware of tri shorts, which have a thin pad that allows for running. Otherwise, no. And yes, you may be overthinking it.
10-15-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,127
Posted By caloso

I try not to stop at all if I can help it....

I try not to stop at all if I can help it. Usually depends on how much coffee I've had before the ride.
10-15-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By caloso

Bike Around The Buttes, starting and ending in...

Bike Around The Buttes, starting and ending in Sutter, is pretty flat too. It has one hill, more like a false flat. Route-Info- (http://www.bikearoundthebuttes.com/Route-Info-.html)
10-15-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By caloso

You can also just come to Sacramento and ride the...

You can also just come to Sacramento and ride the ARBT from Discovery to Granite Bay and back and call it a metric plus.
10-14-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By caloso

You just missed it, unfortunately: ...

You just missed it, unfortunately: https://www.sacramentocentury.com/ride/
Pancake flat.
Put it on the calendar for next fall.
10-14-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,503
Posted By caloso

Move the cleat to the inside.

Move the cleat to the inside.
10-07-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

Did a 6x2min vo2max set this morning. Hit all my...

Did a 6x2min vo2max set this morning. Hit all my targets, I'm starting to love VO2max work because they're hard but short and satisfying. As I was riding back to my house to get ready for work, I...
10-06-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,001
Posted By caloso

If you normally wear a baselayer, and this jersey...

If you normally wear a baselayer, and this jersey is too tight to comfortably fit with one, then I think you've answered your own question.
10-06-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,329
Posted By caloso

I like to keep the pedals moving in a group ride...

I like to keep the pedals moving in a group ride or race so you can instantly apply pressure again. Keeps things much smoother. On a hill, I don't know if there's much benefit other than keeping...
10-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,503
Posted By caloso

M520 are a great value. 2 sided, bombproof, and...

M520 are a great value. 2 sided, bombproof, and come with the single release cleats.
...
10-02-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

Midpack, finished on the lead lap, and only...

Midpack, finished on the lead lap, and only crashed once. All in all, not terrible.
10-01-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By caloso

And one of them finished 5th in the World.

And one of them finished 5th in the World.
10-01-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,393
Posted By caloso

Every jersey I own has a full zipper. And they...

Every jersey I own has a full zipper. And they don't stink if you wash them after you wear them. Maybe that's not possible on tour, I don't know.
10-01-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,393
Posted By caloso

Is it really that difficult to understand that...

Is it really that difficult to understand that many riders, particularly those who commit to significant time or intensity, prefer clothing that is optimized for the activity?
10-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16,683
Views: 1,072,721
Posted By caloso

Bit of an openers workout this morning. Sac CX #...

Bit of an openers workout this morning. Sac CX # 1 tomorrow! B50+ look out!
10-01-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,393
Posted By caloso

I didnít say I was uncomfortable on a saddle...

I didnít say I was uncomfortable on a saddle without padding. Farther up the thread I said I typically commute in office clothes. Yesterday when I rode home I didnít even bother taking off my tie. I...
09-30-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,393
Posted By caloso

I donít know if these riders are racers, but at...

I donít know if these riders are racers, but at least a few of them very well may be. The vast majority of racers are amateurs, and they need to fit in their training around work and family. For me...
09-30-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By caloso

One thing I learned with goat heads is to resist...

One thing I learned with goat heads is to resist the urge to pull them out. Leave them be till you get home.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,147
Posted By caloso

This is why you should never ever buy used...

This is why you should never ever buy used cycling shoes on Slowtwitch.
09-29-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By caloso

+1 on the Skinny Stripper. I've used these on a...

+1 on the Skinny Stripper. I've used these on a couple conversions and never had a burp. Totally recommended.
09-28-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By caloso

It's an amazing event. It took me 5 tries, but I...

It's an amazing event. It took me 5 tries, but I finally got a 1-hour t-shirt a few years ago. One of my most prized cycling mementos.
09-28-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,503
Posted By caloso

They absolutely help with pulling up on the...

They absolutely help with pulling up on the pedals, which you do when sprinting or lugging up a short steep pitch.
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