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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,015
Posted By WhyFi

Sure, that's what I was getting at: power meter...

Sure, that's what I was getting at: power meter data will probably show that, as your cadence climbs and even if you're still within your comfortable range, you'll reach a point where your output...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By WhyFi

See, I knew that was still a reason for...

See, I knew that was still a reason for step-through frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

I had to drop off the car to have some brake...

I had to drop off the car to have some brake break work done, so I've been waiting for a call from a local number (757 area code) to get an update. Phone rings, it's a 757, so I answer. Indian...
07-05-22, 11:26 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

That's the new bike? How's it treating you?

That's the new bike? How's it treating you?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

We've been getting those looks a lot this trip....

We've been getting those looks a lot this trip. When out with MIL and BIL for communal-type meals - pizza, Indian, etc - each server has given us a, "that's it? Like, for the whole table?" when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

Had to grab a quick lunch for the kiddos while...

Had to grab a quick lunch for the kiddos while out on errands. The Wendy's where we stopped had a 4 for $4 deal with a junior cheeseburger, nuggets, fries and a drink. When we stop for fast food, my...
07-05-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 20,980
Posted By WhyFi

For drama, most definitely. Shows like The Wire...

For drama, most definitely. Shows like The Wire opened a lot of eyes - not just with viewers, but more importantly with writers, producers, actors, etc - and showed the kind of prestige possible with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

See, I was under the impression that triggering...

See, I was under the impression that triggering the censor was fine but that circumventing it was verboten. :foo:

As to your question, they might be able to... Many forums store post edit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,015
Posted By WhyFi

And what does your power meter, HR, and RPE tell...

And what does your power meter, HR, and RPE tell you? I'm quite comfortable spinning at 120rpm, but my power and RPE start getting out of whack, once I get over 105 or so. After noticing this, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

Got in a good ride with some locals, minus bam,...

Got in a good ride with some locals, minus bam, and then took a quick shower and hustled, an hour and a half each way, to pick up a dual run capacitor for the AC system, sliding in just before the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

Ran out with a long-handled screw driver to reach...

Ran out with a long-handled screw driver to reach through the grate and spin the blades - moving freely. Probably a bad cap, then, but I don't want to unscrew the panel and be a sitting duck for dusk...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

That could be an additional issue, but I don't...

That could be an additional issue, but I don't think it's the main problem. The air handler is taking in and pushing out (not cold) air, but the fan on the outside unit isn't spinning up. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

No, no - there was no fuse in the circuit in the...

No, no - there was no fuse in the circuit in the first place. He just assumed that there was and didn't check and didn't call anyone, either.

When I changed that filter in August, it had been...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

Time to vent - apologies. I mean, I know...

Time to vent - apologies.

I mean, I know that my BIL is aggressively lazy, but muther ****. :mad:

The AC stopped working effectively overnight and my MIL asked him to check it out first thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

That's a hell of a sprint! Prolly gotta be...

That's a hell of a sprint! Prolly gotta be careful and ramp it up so that the chain doesn't assplode.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

In before the lock. ​​

In before the lock. ​​
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Heaven forfend.

Heaven forfend.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that I've seen him watch any local...

I don't think that I've seen him watch any local weather - it's always national coverage.



I don't believe he's an armchair meteorologist and I haven't noticed any hotties. Sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Dropped in on a group ride with some of the...

Dropped in on a group ride with some of the locals - really good group with a handful of strong riders. I probably went along with too many moves (all of them) in the first 20 miles or so, and didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Casual observation suggests that my BIL, who...

Casual observation suggests that my BIL, who doesn't get out of the house much, watches several hours of weather news on TV each day.

I don't get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,549
Posted By WhyFi

Kudos, but $8k + a dozen years of buying, selling...

Kudos, but $8k + a dozen years of buying, selling and trading + significant sweat equity != plunking down $8k for a Madone and your statement made the implication of 15 road-worthy DA bikes - nope....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,549
Posted By WhyFi

And that, as it sits, has a market value of $533?...

And that, as it sits, has a market value of $533? Yeah, I'mma call bull****.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,549
Posted By WhyFi

That's great for you, but my point is that I...

That's great for you, but my point is that I wouldn't want to ride any $(8,000/15) bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Most definitely... but I wouldn't give up the...

Most definitely... but I wouldn't give up the discs.

I do think that the full-on IsoSpeed in a Domane might be the best solution if you're looking a fast magic carpet ride on sometimes ******...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,549
Posted By WhyFi

I do my part to help y'all by avoiding such...

I do my part to help y'all by avoiding such bikes, myself.

You're welcome. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, my Domane was a downright pig with the...

Yeah, my Domane was a downright pig with the stock wheels and whatnot. Swapping out some stuff made it respectable, for a bike with a focus on long distance comfort, but that definitely put it in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

In fairness, neither prioritizes weight - Madone...

In fairness, neither prioritizes weight - Madone focuses on aero and the Domane on comfort. The Emonda has traditionally been their lightweight, climber's bike, so hopefully it'll come in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,549
Posted By WhyFi

​​​​​When you put it that way, the Madone sounds...

​​​​​When you put it that way, the Madone sounds like a fantastic value: one bike that I'd love to ride or 15 that would collect cobwebs?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

SLR are their best frames in a given model: best...

SLR are their best frames in a given model: best carbon/layup, often with features and/or geometry options not available in the SL.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

They're gonna get their pay docked if they don't...

They're gonna get their pay docked if they don't get their act together.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Busy family day, today, and my travel coffee...

Busy family day, today, and my travel coffee solution arrived yesterday, so I decided to take the day off from the bike, sleep in to a gloriously late 6:15am, and brew some coffee.

I ended up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,398
Posted By WhyFi

Simmer down, Kettle.

Simmer down, Kettle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,549
Posted By WhyFi

The frameset is probably going to be $5k+. I...

The frameset is probably going to be $5k+. I don't think that you can compare this to the $2k entry-level carbon bikes with 105 and placekeeper wheels circa 2010.



No, that's not correct. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Man, I'm the exact opposite - I can't sleep when...

Man, I'm the exact opposite - I can't sleep when it's too quiet and absolutely need the white noise of a fan.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

It's all downhill from here.

It's all downhill from here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

"Rock and roll is here to stay. Itís better to...

"Rock and roll is here to stay. Itís better to burn out than to fade away."

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

My wife and her brother just had a pow-wow to...

My wife and her brother just had a pow-wow to strategize my MIL's 100m walk from a bench to the museum entrance. There was debate as to whether going back to the parked car would save 25m or so.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Hey now. Did I "no," your mousy drug...

Hey now. Did I "no," your mousy drug treatments?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Between intermittent fasting on my road trip days...

Between intermittent fasting on my road trip days and dealing with the gorging schedule with the in-laws, I'm really frustrated with the interruption to the tick-tock cadence of my morning BMs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Nah. The server tried to sell me on Patron, but...

Nah. The server tried to sell me on Patron, but I'm too savvy to have Big Tequila push that faux high-end stuff on me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

When I was a yut, one of the local radio stations...

When I was a yut, one of the local radio stations looped R.E M.'s It's the End of the World as We Know It for a couple/few days, with no explanation. Turns out they'd been bought and came back with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

On Richmond, too, right? Haven't been. I'm sure...

On Richmond, too, right? Haven't been. I'm sure it's good, too. It's weird - besides pancake houses, Mexican restaurants seem to be the most numerous in the area.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Plaza Aztecta, High Street/Richmond Road. ...

Plaza Aztecta, High Street/Richmond Road.

Favorite place to go alone is the little place further up Richmond Road, kind of across from the old Pottery stores.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

A little ****er like that got scooped in to my...

A little ****er like that got scooped in to my partially unzipped jersey a few years ago. Stung me a couple times before I could get it out. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh. The Bloat has begun. I'm not...

Ugh. The Bloat has begun.

I'm not accustomed to eating out so much and, between big serving sizes and the inlaw's eating schedule, I find myself stuffed all too frequently when we're in VA. Today...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

Better slap a ô on that and make em pay. :p

Better slap a ô on that and make em pay. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,396
Posted By WhyFi

On a schedule to get back for family fun - can't...

On a schedule to get back for family fun - can't dawdle at 23mph on the flats. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By WhyFi

Based on the duration of the zing-zing-zing after...

Based on the duration of the zing-zing-zing after hard braking, the Ice Tech do seem to shed heat quickly.

The other thing that I like about them is that they're easy to true - with the all steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By WhyFi

:love:

:love:
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