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10-04-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,550
Posted By spelger

if i had to wax after each ride, well, i wouldn't...

if i had to wax after each ride, well, i wouldn't wax at all then.
10-04-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,550
Posted By Iride01

Are you going to be waxing your chain and dealing...

Are you going to be waxing your chain and dealing with melted paraffin for several hours a day every day of the year?
09-26-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By MinnMan

Many of us don't have to buy a wheel or tire for...

Many of us don't have to buy a wheel or tire for dedicated trainer use - there are plenty of old wheels and tires retired from outdoor duty lying around our basements and garages. If you haven't got...
09-22-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,612
Posted By kahn

I meant Italian Ices. After all these years, I...

I meant Italian Ices. After all these years, I might not have the terminology correct. It use to come in those waxy, corrugated cups. ...
09-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,388
Posted By caloso

I disabled live segments too. I would be doing an...

I disabled live segments too. I would be doing an interval set and trying to concentrate on it, when it would pop up telling me I’m on a segment that I created. Really annoying.
09-16-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,388
Posted By gecho

Hating Strava is a kind of virtue signaling. Like...

Hating Strava is a kind of virtue signaling. Like the people that say they never shop at Walmart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=repxFQXVsHc
09-16-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,388
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Just got hime from another ride. First thing I...

Just got hime from another ride. First thing I did after I sat down? Fire up Strava to see who’s soul I crushed today. (It was my own.) This post was motivated by Strava.
09-16-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,612
Posted By livedarklions

Sheldon really isn't keeping up with stuff like...

Sheldon really isn't keeping up with stuff like he used to. (/ducks)
09-15-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,612
Posted By flangehead

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OGldNpngDws ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OGldNpngDws


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Two...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By tombell

Hi all. I really appreciate all of your...

Hi all.
I really appreciate all of your feedback. There are various different opinions on the matter, which I highly appreciate.
Having gone through all of them and also googling around and reading...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By surak

A trainer tire can probably last almost...

A trainer tire can probably last almost indefinitely. I've at least never heard of one failing. Trainer tires have reinforced center tread to withstand the heat from high friction and stiffer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Leinster

The OP says he has a spare 10-speed wheel. The...

The OP says he has a spare 10-speed wheel. The debate is not whether it's worth buying a new wheel, it's whether or not to set the 10-s wheel up as his trainer wheel. This would involve installing an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Leinster

A 10-speed cassette wonít have the same spacing...

A 10-speed cassette wonít have the same spacing as 11 speed. The indexing wonít work properly, and youíll be in-between gears a lot.

Using a specific wheel/trainer tire for the trainer will...
09-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rick

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks...

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks like someone setup the brake with the cam release lever open. If so loosen the cable and close the lever and readjust the brake.
09-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,388
Posted By caloso

I've taken to doing interval work on the ring...

I've taken to doing interval work on the ring road around the local 9-hole muni golf course. Looks like I'm far and away the Local Legend on that loop: 169 efforts in the last 90 days. Funny thing...
09-10-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,388
Posted By pdlamb

I lost a local legend the other week when...

I lost a local legend the other week when somebody else rode that segment a second time. I'll let it go.
09-10-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,388
Posted By thehammerdog

Strava = motivate you?

Strava legends stuff i find fun. To be the local legend on a favorite ride or segment i find exciting.
hope to take back title today....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By Psimet2001

Other threads on on tap: "I was dropped by the...

Other threads on on tap:
"I was dropped by the group so I will never ride with people again"
"My gel didn't last as my source of calories for the whole day - I will never eat that again."
"I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,900
Posted By ThermionicScott

In order to win, you need to make it to the...

In order to win, you need to make it to the finish line. ;)
09-01-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,497
Posted By Prodigy4299

You do you, of course, but "I pass roadies all...

You do you, of course, but "I pass roadies all the time" is a meaningless metric that speaks more to the calibre of riders in your area. :D

On a local climb I get passed by WorldTour pros out...
08-30-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By adamrice

You need to have recovery days. Conventional...

You need to have recovery days. Conventional wisdom is that you should do two, maaaybe occasionally three hard days per week. My current regimen is 2 interval days and 2 steady-state days on the erg,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,900
Posted By Psimet2001

Felt the need to come back here and revisit this....

Felt the need to come back here and revisit this.

I don't know where I left off other than a general "tubeless is stupid" position. I switched bikes and consequently wheels/tires from the one...
08-23-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,942
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm thinking #3 is the only one relevant to...

I'm thinking #3 is the only one relevant to cycling.:foo: Maybe try Foo?
08-11-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,669
Posted By indyfabz

Almost as scary as that website looks. Gave me a...

Almost as scary as that website looks. Gave me a flashback.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,715
Posted By Seattle Forrest

So don't run 28 mm tires at 5 psi like a mountain...

So don't run 28 mm tires at 5 psi like a mountain bike. 🙂
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Waxed chains and heavy rains?

For those of you doing 300+ km rides.. What are you using for chain maintenance, in terms of lube?

I've been using squirt for a while now, but I find that inevitably on 300k rides it starts to...
07-16-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,102
Posted By tomato coupe

I go just above where my formal shorts would sit.

I go just above where my formal shorts would sit.
07-15-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,102
Posted By indyfabz

Or underwear under shorts, yes or no, with a poll.

Or underwear under shorts, yes or no, with a poll.
07-15-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,102
Posted By WhyFi

Chicks dig it.

Chicks dig it.
07-15-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,102
Posted By Koyote

And just when you think it's winding down,...

And just when you think it's winding down, someone sticks another quarter in the machine...
07-15-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,102
Posted By shelbyfv

Five pages! Up next from the "new" member-...

Five pages! Up next from the "new" member- Question about Chain Lube.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 17,334
Posted By Fastfwd01

I didn't read all of that. I did just decide to...

I didn't read all of that. I did just decide to pay for another year of Strava without even really digging in to what all the premium subscription offers. I enjoy using it. If they aren't selling my...
07-04-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,410
Posted By MinnMan

As indicated in the OP, there's really no such...

As indicated in the OP, there's really no such thing. Pogacar and MvdP are different animals excelling in different types of races.. So what's the point?
06-29-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,024
Posted By Eric F

Lower pressure = larger contact patch = more...

Lower pressure = larger contact patch = more traction
Lower pressure = more compliance
I know of very few people that run sealant inside inner tubes. If you're going to use sealant, why bother...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,345
Posted By terrymorse

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a...

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a hybrid shows up as a stranger on a group ride.

A guy who looks like that most likely has sketchy skills. I'm not riding anywhere near him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,345
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
05-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 27,545
Posted By Bearhawker

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car. ...

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car.

He doesn't race.

Who do I report him to?
05-06-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 27,545
Posted By surak

Can't believe the OP missed the obvious answer...

Can't believe the OP missed the obvious answer that every non-cyclist yelling out of a car knows: they're all Lance wannabes.
05-06-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 27,545
Posted By Trakhak

Which sports should adults be allowed to...

Which sports should adults be allowed to participate in? Pie-eating contests?
05-06-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 27,545
Posted By caloso

(Giving this post the benefit of the doubt that...

(Giving this post the benefit of the doubt that it is not a troll post.)

Why do you doubt that they race?
05-06-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 27,545
Posted By Iride01

They just like doing something in a manner that...

They just like doing something in a manner that you don't. Not much different than anything else. Are we all supposed to act the same and do the same as each other?

Not that I don't understand...
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 27,545
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By eduskator

It is not common at all and I don't think you...

It is not common at all and I don't think you should be asking that question on a bike forum. I would consult a physician if I were you. It could be a lots of things; low sugar, low blood pressure,...
04-03-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,243
Posted By Retro Grouch

Back in my road running days I used to think that...

Back in my road running days I used to think that when I moved up an age group the competition would get easier because there were fewer runners. What happens in reality is that the same guys who...
04-02-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,243
Posted By Chris O

I signed up for a 4 hour workshop next week for...

I signed up for a 4 hour workshop next week for new racers that has an on the bike portion. Looking forward to that. And I also registered for my first race in June as a cat 5. Thanks to all.
...
03-26-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By indyfabz

Good. A couple of years ago my ex got tackled by...

Good. A couple of years ago my ex got tackled by an unrestrained dog that ran off a property while she was descending a hill. Traumatic brain injury with bleeding and a fractured collarbone....
03-25-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,243
Posted By Eric F

I dunno. Finishing at the front of the herd in a...

I dunno. Finishing at the front of the herd in a Cat 5 race probably included dodging at least one pavement surfer, and at least 3 squirrels. Those moves can be pretty impressive.
03-19-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By mdarnton

Why do things that don't need a box or a plastic...

Why do things that don't need a box or a plastic wrap come in one at all???
03-18-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,243
Posted By caloso

That's what I was going to suggest, especially if...

That's what I was going to suggest, especially if the Masters race is later in the day. Just race that one for experience and fitness. Your goal will be to stay attached for as many laps as...
03-18-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,243
Posted By caloso

I was in the exact same boat as you when I signed...

I was in the exact same boat as you when I signed up for my first race, although it was M35+ Open. I thought "it's a bunch of old guys, how hard could it be?" Turned out, HELLA hard.

The...
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