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07-11-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By MinnMan

I hope he had a good time at the party.

I hope he had a good time at the party.
07-11-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

Speaking personally, alive but having with...

Speaking personally, alive but having with permanent lung damage, so I could no longer ride my bicycle fast and long, and with brain damage, so I could no longer do my job well, would not count as...
07-10-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By MinnMan

Very speculative. We don't know where herd...

Very speculative. We don't know where herd immunity is (70%?) and we don't really know how many people have immunity or how long it lasts. And it will be hard to inhibit interstate travel.

People...
07-10-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By MinnMan

We have lost contrrol and the genie isn't going...

We have lost contrrol and the genie isn't going back in the bottle unless there is a vaccine or unless there is a nationwide effort to go back to quarantines and/or total mask compliance. As the...
07-09-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 699
Posted By MinnMan

When I read those posts, I despair for our...

When I read those posts, I despair for our country. Maybe that's the same thing.
07-09-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 699
Posted By MinnMan

Many of us would emphasize that other countries...

Many of us would emphasize that other countries have done a better job than the US. Most of those countries are comparatively wealthy, with strong national health systems. A very interesting...
07-09-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 699
Posted By MinnMan

An alternative interpretation is that you just...

An alternative interpretation is that you just don't want to listen to information that doesn't fit your preconceived narrative. What numbers do you want? Infection rates? How about...
07-09-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, but..... ...that's sort of like me...

Yeah, but.....

...that's sort of like me trying to hold on for another year of riding with the faster guys in my group. It's not easy to face our own physical declines. More so for people who...
07-06-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

Have a look at what Australia is doing in...

Have a look at what Australia is doing in response to the "outbreak" in Melbourne. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-53303317
They have a few hunred cases and this is the response they...
07-06-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

For the nth time, maks don't have to be perfect...

For the nth time, maks don't have to be perfect to reduce transmission. If you want a personal guarantee that a mask will keep you safe, then yes, they have problems. If you take a societal view,...
07-06-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

Now I get wgscott 's point. You aren't...

Now I get wgscott 's point.

You aren't capable of distinguishing anecdote from trend and you don't understand numbers.
07-06-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. Story today on the BBC about two small...

Yup. Story today on the BBC about two small regions in Spain that have been locked down owing to "outbreaks" - each of about 100 cases. they have it under control now to the point where small...
07-06-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

Suggest you do some reading about progress made...

Suggest you do some reading about progress made by countries other than the US.
07-05-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

The problem with the pandemic in the US has...

The problem with the pandemic in the US has NOTHING to do with outsiders. Our borders have been effectively sealed since March. There's no evidence that our failure to control the pandemic in May and...
07-05-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By MinnMan

A wholly bogus argument with totally false stats....

A wholly bogus argument with totally false stats. Traffic fatalities in the US are about 35,000/year or about 100 a day. ...
07-03-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By MinnMan

As cyclists, we value our lung capacity extra. A...

As cyclists, we value our lung capacity extra. A mild case that permanently harms my lung capacity would be a catastrophe for me.
07-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By MinnMan

too bad we aren't allowed to go there.

too bad we aren't allowed to go there.
07-03-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By MinnMan

A worthwhile read. It's sobering to realize the...

A worthwhile read. It's sobering to realize the large number of challenges ahead.

The way things are going in this country, I think only a vaccine can rescue us from years of torment.
06-14-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,428
Posted By MinnMan

No it doesn't. If you read my whole post, rather...

No it doesn't. If you read my whole post, rather than just the conclusion, you'll understand why. Unless of course, you don't want to.

The statement "masks help" is not logically required to...
05-26-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By MinnMan

The sad thing is that you don't need to go to...

The sad thing is that you don't need to go to herd immunity if you have very strong air-tight public health measures. Quarantines, massive testing, and contact tracing could do it instead, if we...
05-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By MinnMan

I miss George Carlin. In his last years...

I miss George Carlin. In his last years especially, he become a truth-teller.
05-24-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,428
Posted By MinnMan

That's the line that health experts were toeing...

That's the line that health experts were toeing in early March, and though some of the details are right, it is misleading. If you are talking about absolute protection of the person wearing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,986
Posted By MinnMan

I count myself among what I think is a fairly...

I count myself among what I think is a fairly large population in this sub-forum. Namely, I won't engage in debate with you here because you have digressed to a topic that does not belong in this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,986
Posted By MinnMan

My understanding is that my local club will not...

My understanding is that my local club will not begin group rides until they get a green light from their insurance carrier.

There is a liability issue, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,348
Posted By MinnMan

I'm still on the fence. I do sort of like the...

I'm still on the fence. I do sort of like the leaderboards. The Elevate (formerly stravistix) extension does give me some very general info about a particular effort compared to my PR, but I'll miss...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,042
Posted By MinnMan

Question for those of you who favor flat pedals...

Question for those of you who favor flat pedals on a road bike.

Yes, I get that if you have a smooth pedal stroke you can "spin" with flat pedals.

But honestly, how about power out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By MinnMan

I have a small light backpack that I use for...

I have a small light backpack that I use for particular rides. They are particularly useful for a ride that is going to see a significant change in weather, like a cold morning that's going to turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,042
Posted By MinnMan

That's an overgeneralization. I've logged...

That's an overgeneralization. I've logged thousands of miles on SPDs without ever experiencing hotspots. Thousands of people ride SPDs without a problem. Your experience or the anecdotal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,042
Posted By MinnMan

Pedal strikes are EXTREMELY rare, except maybe in...

Pedal strikes are EXTREMELY rare, except maybe in crit racing. Don't worry about it.

If you insist on flat pedals, anything except for the cheapest crap will be just fine. Those Crank Bros. pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,027
Posted By MinnMan

You are asking 2 separate questions. Q1: If...

You are asking 2 separate questions.

Q1: If I am going to ride a trainer, will zwift be a benefit?
A1: Yes

Q2: Is my current trainer setup working for me?
A2: No
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By MinnMan

In the Conti line, I've found Grand Prix 4...

In the Conti line, I've found Grand Prix 4 Seasons to be an OK compromise between GP4000/GP5000 and Gatorskins. They don't ride as well as the GP4000/5000s, but their flat protection is a lot better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 381,980
Posted By MinnMan

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05-07-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By MinnMan

this one rang my troll alarm.

this one rang my troll alarm.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,997
Posted By MinnMan

i'm pretty sure that your tongue is in your cheek...

i'm pretty sure that your tongue is in your cheek there, but the allen wrench is just strong and sharp enough to push out the debris and blunt enough not to further cut the tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,235
Posted By MinnMan

I'm not sure if the OP is still bothering with...

I'm not sure if the OP is still bothering with the thread he started or is turned off by all the noise here.

If you're still reading, there was good advice at the outset. Forget about all the...
04-14-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By MinnMan

TdF postponed

No surprise

https://www.bicycling.com/tour-de-france/a32142376/tour-de-france-2020-postponed-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR15X6EDepUDFliM3OoMFvkkB0M6sCnLID8SYqNVuYG6J8LCAZ01ShvitvM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By MinnMan

True. Worse for whom? Not for me. Not...

True.


Worse for whom? Not for me. Not for many others. Maybe for you.

I've heard it said that as one gets older, the lower position is harder on the back. But unless I am stricken...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By MinnMan

Well, this is about the larger discussion of...

Well, this is about the larger discussion of "endurance" vs. "race" bikes. Some are more comfortable in the more aggressive conventional road (or race) geometries, and some prefer the more upright...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By MinnMan

I did almost exactly that ride about 2 weeks ago...

I did almost exactly that ride about 2 weeks ago as a century. Mpls-Gray Cloud Island, Prescott, Hudson-Mpls.



Thanks for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By MinnMan

Carbon rims and rim brakes? Do you ever ride in...

Carbon rims and rim brakes? Do you ever ride in the rain?

The emphasis of your post is about weight and speed. You aren't going to notice those differences riding these bikes. But the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,300
Posted By MinnMan

Welcome. Like you, I wasn't a cyclist at all...

Welcome.

Like you, I wasn't a cyclist at all (except for that goofy kid stuff) until middle age. I discovered it at age 48, and now, a little more than 10 years later, it is more or less...
04-09-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,715
Posted By MinnMan

people wear perfume on fireroads? Wow, there...

people wear perfume on fireroads? Wow, there must be more of a social scene there than I would have realized.

Or is "perfume" a euphemism? As in, "he stinks of (tobacco/weed/onion/whisky/body...
04-03-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, it's much more likely that I will max out on...

Yes, it's much more likely that I will max out on my HR on the trainer than on the road. I don't have a smart trainer - I don't think the "smart" has anything to do with it. The cooling might be...
04-02-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By MinnMan

Possibly a relevant anecdote. About 8 years ago...

Possibly a relevant anecdote. About 8 years ago (2012), my daughter got a bad cough that then turned into pneumonia. Soon afterwards, my wife got the same cough that also turned into pneumonia. ...
04-02-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By MinnMan

Totally agree about this, but in many cases lots...

Totally agree about this, but in many cases lots of us have crappy old wheels to use, so don't need to buy a new one.

The challenge, though, is the cassette. If you have very different cassette...
04-01-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By MinnMan

I have used a Kurt Kinetic Road machine for...

I have used a Kurt Kinetic Road machine for perhaps 6 years. I would never put a new tire on a trainer wheel, it would be a waste. I use an old tire that I no longer trust on the road and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,292
Posted By MinnMan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By MinnMan

Uh, the bike is 10 years old and was used enough...

Uh, the bike is 10 years old and was used enough to wear out an STI? I doubt that it has much resale value either way.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,366
Posted By MinnMan

I've seen this in various forms and I take some...

I've seen this in various forms and I take some solace in it. In some of the European countries, riding outside alone is now banned. I saw some things that suggested that this was also now true...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,366
Posted By MinnMan

Some reasonable points here. But the question is...

Some reasonable points here. But the question is not whether to go outside, really. It's how to think about what you are bringing in your house, on the bottom of your shoes or on your bicycle...
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