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10-13-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,079
Posted By Maelochs

That is the definition of vanity ---- thinking...

That is the definition of vanity ---- thinking that how your stuff looks is very important. Doesn't make it wrong, doesn't make you wrong .... but "vanity" as it is being used in this thread could...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,558
Posted By Koyote

Where are you looking? In my experience, most...

Where are you looking? In my experience, most (almost all) cycling sunglasses come with non-polarized lenses. Try looking at Oakley, which offers an enormous range of lenses.
10-11-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 548
Posted By Riveting

"Common on this forum" and "trivial" are not...

"Common on this forum" and "trivial" are not mutually exclusive.
10-06-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,928
Posted By slcbob

Concur. BTW, commentators on GCN (can't...

Concur.

BTW, commentators on GCN (can't remember which ones) were talking about WVA having a bit of the opposite problem: tends to defend, needs to uncork it at some point.

MVDP rode the heck...
09-26-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,207
Posted By GrainBrain

Huge result for Neilson Powless! He looked...

Huge result for Neilson Powless! He looked incredible today!
09-20-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By slcbob

Steephill.tv is generally on point for your media...

Steephill.tv is generally on point for your media coverage options. It appears NBC Sports has live only. Fubo and Flo also in play.

2021 UCI Road World Championships Live Video, Results, Photos,...
09-17-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,892
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are there? As in, people who have said this to...

Are there? As in, people who have said this to you? Sounds more like one of your strawmen to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,564
Posted By MinnMan

I would never draft someone I don't know without...

I would never draft someone I don't know without letting them know that I'm on their wheel.

Generally speaking, if a single stranger passes me and I'm feeling like using them to pace, I'll follow...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 916
Posted By genejockey

Even if your bike is to be a dedicated trainer...

Even if your bike is to be a dedicated trainer bike, get a sweatguard and towels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,913
Posted By genejockey

I remember my Brother In Law, who got his...

I remember my Brother In Law, who got his parents' old Dodge Dart, and loved the car, drove it for years, saying, "How come Detroit doesn't make that car anymore? If they did, I'd buy one!" Like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,913
Posted By Badger6

Exciting stuff. But, until I can score a new...

Exciting stuff. But, until I can score a new groupset, I'm just going to sit over here and eat popcorn while the luddites bemoan that they don't want electronic shifting or disc brakes, and then tell...
08-29-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By livedarklions

That's op's point-- there's lots of ways to be...

That's op's point-- there's lots of ways to be committed to bicycling. If you look at that list a little closer, you'll see each thing on the list is contradicted by another thing on the list.
08-27-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By Bah Humbug

And here we see the crux of the problem.

And here we see the crux of the problem.
08-27-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,709
Posted By shelbyfv

Committed....

IIRC, we've had at least one member who posted while in a facility. Probably "drying out" as other posts were made under the influence, as they say. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,199
Posted By geepondy

Test rode a 54cm Roubaix Sport and a 56cm Roubaix...

Test rode a 54cm Roubaix Sport and a 56cm Roubaix today. I could get used to either size. Bike shop guy said from looking at me, neither looked out of place so depended on my preference. I decided...
08-24-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,720
Posted By GrainBrain

https://youtu.be/uTf5M5kU-8I 30 minutes into...

https://youtu.be/uTf5M5kU-8I
30 minutes into the LR rest day podcast there's a good interview with Jay Vine. I thought it was a very interesting perspective from someone who just turned pro, so he...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By Hiro11

"Wear what you want" results in: - flapping...

"Wear what you want" results in:
- flapping club-fit Boomer joke/Michelob/Cookie Monster/"1997 RAGBRAI" jerseys
- non-bib shorts with garish graphics on the side panels worn until they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,777
Posted By WhyFi

$47+tax for an HG601 and $70+tax for a 701? Oooh...

$47+tax for an HG601 and $70+tax for a 701? Oooh - ya got us there! Yeah, everything's hunky dory!

edit: and that HG601 doesn't even come with a QuickLink for that price. :roflmao2:
08-02-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,260
Posted By livedarklions

This is actually wrong in most states. Most...

This is actually wrong in most states. Most states have changed their laws to allow the extended right arm to signal a right turn. We are literally operating the only vehicles commonly found on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,366
Posted By terrymorse

Not everyone's "CLEAR" means the same thing. ...

Not everyone's "CLEAR" means the same thing.

It might mean "you can make it right now if you sprint your a** off".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,750
Posted By tomato coupe

In the world you describe, people are at the...

In the world you describe, people are at the mercy of advertising. I don't live in that world, and the people I ride with don't live in that world.
07-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,915
Posted By sapporoguy

Our tandem X-country so far; team age, 127

Tandem friends:

I wasn't sure we'd make it past the Sierra Nevada, self-supported on our Co-Mo Speedster and both of us in our 60s. But we find ourselves in Kansas, my wife of 42 years and I, on a...
07-11-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,961
Posted By one4smoke

There he is! Love it...:love:

There he is! Love it...:love:
07-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,528
Posted By 79pmooney

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a...

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a money making event overseen by a for-profit company. It was founded by a sport newspaper for publicity. The race is less than half the event. The...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By amilianadvtrs

Tandem Tour on the Pacific Coast Highway

My partner and I will soon be setting off on a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway on our Bike Friday tandem bike. (I know most people will say the bike is too flexy, but it is what it is) We're...
07-05-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,536
Posted By decosse

IMHO, there have been a lot of views voiced, and...

IMHO, there have been a lot of views voiced, and yes, there are many examples of fans who have created issues. The consequences of this incident affected many riders, not just a couple. Some had to...
07-02-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,177
Posted By sean.hwy

From what I read, personal experience from myself...

From what I read, personal experience from myself and lot's of friends that ride zwiit the up hill part is about the only real accurate part. IRL say 10% hill at 10 miles miles take you an 60...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,259
Posted By WhyFi

Orange Seal.

Orange Seal.
06-30-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,961
Posted By slcbob

I am not opposed to uphill TTs but I almost don't...

I am not opposed to uphill TTs but I almost don't count them as filling the role of TTs. There is already vertical aplenty in a GT (except perhaps this one). IMHO the TT is supposed to test out...
06-28-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,536
Posted By CliffordK

Perhaps watch the race like all the other...

Perhaps watch the race like all the other spectators near her. Rather than shoving her sign into the middle of the road and smiling for the motorcycle camera.
06-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,558
Posted By Fahrenheit531

There are no gears in bench press. Apples and...

There are no gears in bench press. Apples and oranges. Please stop now.
06-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By RChung

That depends on how well you can balance without...

That depends on how well you can balance without wobbling. I live in Berkeley and I used to ride up Marin every once in a while as a "how far up can I make it?" check. You may know that it was...
06-22-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,961
Posted By ooga-booga

tour de france 2021-straight...no fantasy chaser

this is the 2021 tdf reality thread to blab away in. the fantasy nonsense is in the other thread.

cav?! really?! back to the future...
06-17-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,619
Posted By MinnMan

:popcorn It's not a constructive...

:popcorn

It's not a constructive conversation, really, and if anybody has the energy to go down that rabbit hole again, will probably devolve into a debate about the meaning of "clean".

But...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,057
Posted By PeteHski

I have a friend who thinks like that. It’s...

I have a friend who thinks like that. It’s complete nonsense. In real life on a fairly steep hill with a 34/34 at say 250W you would be lucky to maintain a modest 70-80 rpm and you would be well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By RChung

Depends on your individual body shape. Look for...

Depends on your individual body shape. Look for no wrinkles around the neck/shoulders when you're in riding position, tight sleeves that go down close to the elbow, and that doesn't bunch up along...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,472
Posted By TMonk

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this...

Yeah group rides can be frustrating for this reason. Fortunately in San Diego we have Fiesta Island, a 4.1 mi loop with no stop signs. Also Zwift, don't have to stop there. Oh, and actual racing -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,472
Posted By caloso

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it...

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it would have been unsafe to cross in that situation so good for the riders up front to call stopping. The guy who ran it was unsafe and the riders in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,057
Posted By Bob Ross

Y'know how I know you don't have any long >12%...

Y'know how I know you don't have any long >12% grades where you ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,259
Posted By PeteHski

Yet they were completely fine on my own Defy. ...

Yet they were completely fine on my own Defy. But I do have a boost pump, so seating tubeless tyres is never a major issue for me. There is a learning curve to tubeless, just like there is with...
06-11-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,278
Posted By caloso

Peloton riders are well known as the experts in...

Peloton riders are well known as the experts in biomechanical efficiency,
05-29-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,752
Posted By DiabloScott

On the final, I thought he was just sitting on...

On the final, I thought he was just sitting on Bardet's wheel and putting them both at risk... but then I thought again and figured he knew Bardet was going to crack anyway so might as well use him...
05-29-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By GrainBrain

Well I guess I'll look into flo bikes now. I...

Well I guess I'll look into flo bikes now. I definitely can see this growing in popularity - not only MMA "niche" but also look to where snowboarding and skate boarding are at currently. In our...
05-29-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By ooga-booga

potentially equating it to the split between...

potentially equating it to the split between boxing and mma...it could take off in viewership/following and eclipse traditional road racing coverage.
what's the target demographic? 21-40? road...
05-22-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,752
Posted By GrainBrain

Great ride by Tratnik! Fortunato winning on mount...

Great ride by Tratnik! Fortunato winning on mount zonclon for contadors team paves the way for big opportunities. Nice job holding off the effing idiot running alongside! Wild amount of fans but that...
05-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,839
Posted By Rolla

I don't think being careful has anything to do...

I don't think being careful has anything to do with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By RChung

Yup. W/kg tells you something about your...

Yup. W/kg tells you something about your potential to go fast on climbs. Anhalts tell you something about your potential to go fast on the flat. Tom Anhalt was way underpowered compared to many of...
05-17-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By lschank

Thanks again. The routes around Carnation sound...

Thanks again. The routes around Carnation sound like a winner, and I'd love to ride to the Falls and diner on a regular basis (I used to eat pies at the RR, on the way back to town). Thanks also for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,857
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I look at watts not watts to kilos when I'm...

I look at watts not watts to kilos when I'm evaluating my power curve. They're both important, and unless you're at your limit for either of them you address them in very different ways. I weigh...
05-17-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By davidad

Amazon.com : Kool Stop Bicycle Bike TIRE Bead...

Amazon.com : Kool Stop Bicycle Bike TIRE Bead Jack Lever Tool New : Sports & Outdoors...
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