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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

I believe some have turn signals too.

I believe some have turn signals too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Deep breaths Seattle Forrest. Did you see the...

Deep breaths Seattle Forrest. Did you see the little (/kg) in my comment? Or the reference to racing? In.... out...... in....... out..........
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By Zaskar

We can agree to disagree on this one. I race mtn...

We can agree to disagree on this one. I race mtn and gravel bikes. I also keep my bikes relatively clean - after races/rides. I get years (!) out of derailleurs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By Zaskar

I love (!) seeing new tech hit the cycling...

I love (!) seeing new tech hit the cycling segment. This may not do much for us, catch on, etc... but glad to see innovation in any form. It's ironic for me though - I've considered the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost...

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost will make me or any A rider ride like a pro. ANY rider - B riders, C riders... will smash KOMs with a 150 watt boost. That is what B riders average...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Do you have any idea how this sport even works?...

Do you have any idea how this sport even works? Races, sprints, KOMs... are won and lost over 15 watts (/kg). I won a state time trial averaging 275 watts for an hour. You don't think a 150 assist...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus...

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus rides a single speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several...

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several times - hundreds of miles across Iowa in 90+ degree heat, camping in fields (in that heat)... I donate every time. He's also done a few charity golf...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 891
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely more of discussion for the...

Definitely more of discussion for the professionals. Everyone has some fear of heights - it's rationale. When it gets to the phobia level, those without the phobia will have a hard time understanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim...

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim is easy because you're laying down?

I'm beginning to wonder if you actually ride at all.
10-15-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 172,265
Posted By Zaskar

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You...

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You know we did this already... right? First, we had bicycles. Then someone put a motor (engine) on one and had a bicycle with an engine (surely called a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who...

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who sometimes ride mopeds. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

only that you misunderstood the meme - meant to...

only that you misunderstood the meme - meant to highlight the futility of convincing anyone online that your opinion is the "right" one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x480/f6b58d80f9bda9a43b6ee9c4698970102575ad4e2a5f0f542c2d4ff9a4db9362_f4a3f0efa55eaa1d7a93dc741dd264763616a33e.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding...

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding 170 bpm for 45 min on a mountain climb and getting to the top is WHY I love cycling. If I was looking for something easy, I'd play golf.

You ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than...

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than bicycles? Seriously, I'm confused. I really thought we all enjoyed this sport - pedaling, riding bikes... you know, cycling?

I had no idea so many of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Type of bike? Love that. Like he showed up on a...

Type of bike? Love that. Like he showed up on a Novaro or Scattante. No, it's the "type" of bike that has a &$#*ing motor. It's no longer just a bike. It's a motorbike, motorcycle, moped... the cute...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

When I read ^that^ I had to double check to make...

When I read ^that^ I had to double check to make sure it wasn't my name up there instead of burnthesheep. I agree with everything you said. Okay, maybe not as concerned about bionic men in 5Ks ;-)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

Appropriately... it has a kickstand.

Appropriately... it has a kickstand.
10-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By Zaskar

But... have you met anyone who rode a Grail with...

But... have you met anyone who rode a Grail with that bar (Hoverbar) who didn't like it? I was skeptical (made fun of it when I first saw it) until I rode it. Now, I couldn't imagine doing fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,577
Posted By Zaskar

I've mentioned in other threads that I'm not a...

I've mentioned in other threads that I'm not a fan of ebikes. Maybe I will when I'm old(er). For the most part, it doesn't matter - I haven't encountered one more than a couple times on group rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,975
Posted By Zaskar

Do you really pedal over 40mph? Do you know how...

Do you really pedal over 40mph? Do you know how much power it takes to increase speed over 40 mph? Well... uh.. it's a lot. (math, physics... not my thing) but, there's that exponential thing - power...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Zaskar

I've ridden those gaps several times. Those...

I've ridden those gaps several times. Those descents are fun - and fast! As rubiksoval said, cyclists can take those turns faster than most cars and motorcycles. I have passed cars there. It's not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Zaskar

Huh?

Huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,951
Posted By Zaskar

I wonder why Zwift hasn't developed a...

I wonder why Zwift hasn't developed a certification program - go to a licensed LBS (they'd be into it - gets riders in the door), show an ID, get on a scale, get a unique Zwift race number... It'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Zaskar

I think consumers finally figured out that "men's...

I think consumers finally figured out that "men's and women's different geometries mandate gender-specific bikes" is pretty much bull****. We were told that women have longer legs relative to their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Zaskar

Not sure what you mean by "competition bike...

Not sure what you mean by "competition bike starts" - I'll assume you're looking into beginner to intermediate-level racing, group rides, etc. The short answer is "Yes" - a Grail (any gravel bike)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,298
Posted By Zaskar

Since the Chinese don't give a $^@# about...

Since the Chinese don't give a $^@# about intellectual property, lots of the parts are exact copies of the expensive stuff. I bought two Ebay cages that turned out to be identical to $70 Look cages....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By Zaskar

Ha. Yeah... not a lot of choice - at 6'0" with a...

Ha. Yeah... not a lot of choice - at 6'0" with a 36.5" inseam. Fortunately, it's comfy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By Zaskar

We should do another poll - an anonymous poll to...

We should do another poll - an anonymous poll to see how much the look of the deep profile impacts the choice. I'll admit - I love the look of the 40-50mm profile. But, I went with 35s for a couple...
09-17-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By Zaskar

The more technical the single track and the...

The more technical the single track and the faster the gravel decent, the more I LOVE that Hoverbar. I automatically go to the drops when the trail gets "fun" and that mid-grip cross bar is awesome....
09-16-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By Zaskar

What did you think about the Hoverbar after...

What did you think about the Hoverbar after riding a Grail?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,354
Posted By Zaskar

The comments were pretty damn funny. Going back...

The comments were pretty damn funny. Going back in time, Death, Seeing dead relatives... Even the real answer - "you'll have a new max hr" seemed like a jab.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,354
Posted By Zaskar

This reminds me of a question posted hear years...

This reminds me of a question posted hear years ago - "What happens if I go over my max HR"?

Stop trying to define "Max HR" in some absolute terms. It is simply the highest HR you have achieved...
09-10-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By Zaskar

The out-front mount is from Wahoo - they make a...

The out-front mount is from Wahoo - they make a Canyon-to-Bolt mount - https://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/accessories/elemnt-bolt-aero-2
Then, I attached a GoPro mount under the computer mount....
09-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,834
Posted By Zaskar

I have an out-front mount for my Wahoo Bolt and...

I have an out-front mount for my Wahoo Bolt and GoPro style mount under that for the light. Very clean and no bootleg straps, wraps, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By Zaskar

Congrats on the club. Getting the club going is...

Congrats on the club. Getting the club going is 80% of the work... it'll take some effort to keep it going, but you'll have help with that.

I actually think 7am is late. During the week, my club...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Zaskar

Have been for about 10 years. We - five of us -...

Have been for about 10 years. We - five of us - actually created it 10 years ago. We have a mix - A, B, C, groups, mountain, road, gravel... some guys race, most don't. We have club rides several...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Zaskar

Wileyrat nailed it. I also go by the "errt errt...

Wileyrat nailed it. I also go by the "errt errt errt" scale - shooting for three audible squeaks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Zaskar

Can't. Take. It. Must. Straighten. Up... I'll be...

Can't. Take. It. Must. Straighten. Up... I'll be there in 37 hours, leave a key... I'll get started right away
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Zaskar

The workbench I built was cheap - a couple 4x4s...

The workbench I built was cheap - a couple 4x4s and 2x4s, a few 8' 1x3s and a piece of finish-grade plywood (one side). As a bonus, you can make it whatever size/height you want, you can put shelves...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Zaskar

I've reconfigured my half of the garage several...

I've reconfigured my half of the garage several times. The current setup is working well. The "bar" has two shelves on the back side - shoes and my 1UpUSA rack. The commonly used tools are on the...
08-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By Zaskar

Two wheel sets - one is narrower, the road...

Two wheel sets
- one is narrower, the road wheels. That set is tubed... easy to swap tires
- wider rims, the gravel/dirt wheels. Those stay tubeless and no tire swapping
08-29-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 52,808
Posted By Zaskar

https://i.imgur.com/zZADPY5.png 1997 Klein...

https://i.imgur.com/zZADPY5.png

1997 Klein Stage; once a triple... now a lot more fun
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,520
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely talk about how you dropped this one...

Definitely talk about how you dropped this one guy you saw out on the road - how you drafted him for three miles then totally dropped him. He was on a really sweet bike - so he had to be a Cat2 at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,520
Posted By Zaskar

I took matters into my hands on a Jeep build a...

I took matters into my hands on a Jeep build a while back... pulled a tape on the garage - floor to door/header... and built a Jeep to fit. Ended up with a 1981 CJ8 (Scrambler) that was dead on 7'...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,520
Posted By Zaskar

True. And a key point. "What's the difference in...

True. And a key point. "What's the difference in 105 and Dura-Ace?" is different from "Is the IsoSpeed compression linear or progressive?"
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