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05-21-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

89.5. 5000’ beautiful day.

89.5. 5000’

beautiful day.
05-20-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 938
Posted By mschwett

right, in the bike, or attached to the bike...

right, in the bike, or attached to the bike serving a bike related function. if you have your laptop or phone in a backpack, that doesn’t count. phone on your handlebars running a cycling app,...
05-15-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 670
Posted By mschwett

too much pressure on the hands and particularly...

too much pressure on the hands and particularly the carpal tunnel, which contains critical nerves. probably not really a “circulation” issue.

your weight should mostly be on your feet, then your...
05-15-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

83.5 flat miles (3,250’) miserable headwinds...

83.5 flat miles (3,250’)

miserable headwinds (approx 30mph) on the return leg. never again.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,010
Posted By mschwett

good summary. the last step in the story is, they...

good summary. the last step in the story is, they strengthened the wheels slightly (and in the case of the alpinist, went to a lighter hub to offset the weight) and are now selling identical-looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 541,212
Posted By mschwett

a familiar road for most Bay Area road cyclists… ...

a familiar road for most Bay Area road cyclists…


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05-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,531
Posted By mschwett

ironically, when i had covid i was FASTER on the...

ironically, when i had covid i was FASTER on the bike because my heart rate was 10% higher across the board, and i basically had no other symptoms after a day or two of crushing fatigue. i’d had...
05-02-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By mschwett

definitely too tall in localized spots, a couple...

definitely too tall in localized spots, a couple inches across. too tall by perhaps 3-4mm.

when uninflated, the bead of the tire would sit in the deep trough in the middle of the rim, next to the...
05-02-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By mschwett

they can be. they’re not really designed for...

they can be. they’re not really designed for this, as they’ll beep at / notify someone with an iphone who has a tag that’s not theirs “following them” around. this is an anti-stalking feature to...
05-02-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,044
Posted By mschwett

he or she was tricked into it by the marketing,...

he or she was tricked into it by the marketing, which is the only reason anything new is purchased!
05-01-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By mschwett

the bike plan actually has provisions for major...

the bike plan actually has provisions for major east-west improvements from the park to market street, and there are already some semi-decent bike lanes. The protected stretch on fell from Steiner is...
04-29-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,044
Posted By mschwett

+100,000 it’s also a not so subtle way to to...

+100,000

it’s also a not so subtle way to to imply that we’re all naive and easily fooled whereas they are discerning and wise.
04-28-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,044
Posted By mschwett

of course things have to sell well to be...

of course things have to sell well to be successful products, so they’re engineered/designed to meet a price point. that doesn’t mean you don’t get more for your dollar, or the same for less dollars,...
04-26-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,502
Posted By mschwett

i am curious how you know that those people...

i am curious how you know that those people aren’t getting “more” out of cycling than a rider who has a casual attitude towards their gear, 8 year old or otherwise?

i don’t really get the BF...
04-24-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

58.2, 4,700 feet of climbing. a climb-y day....

58.2, 4,700 feet of climbing. a climb-y day. wasn’t at my best, that’s for sure.
04-21-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,339
Posted By mschwett

but why carry a tube when you can just mooch one?...

but why carry a tube when you can just mooch one? 😂😂
04-19-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

31.5, 1,350 feet on a slightly extended lunch...

31.5, 1,350 feet on a slightly extended lunch break. nice break in the day.
04-17-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

78.5 pretty flat miles on a beautiful day. 4,200...

78.5 pretty flat miles on a beautiful day. 4,200 feet.
04-15-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

after a long week of traveling all over for work,...

after a long week of traveling all over for work, finally squeezed in a good ride! 46.8, 2,960ft.
04-07-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,044
Posted By mschwett

uh, isn’t what’s “new” that you can get a 520%...

uh, isn’t what’s “new” that you can get a 520% range (for example) with only one moving part - the RD - rather than a triple or double up front? 10-52 in the back with a 46 up front may be “1/3 of...
04-07-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,044
Posted By mschwett

i’m pretty new to bikes as a “hobby” or pastime -...

i’m pretty new to bikes as a “hobby” or pastime - as opposed to using them occasionally to get around - and don’t really have any nostalgia for a lot of the things that cyclists are often waxing...
04-06-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,604
Posted By mschwett

i find these threads a little confusing. at least...

i find these threads a little confusing. at least 1/4, maybe 1/3, maybe more of the riders i see on the road around here happen to be female. i don’t hang behind them and draft unsolicited, and i...
04-02-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

76 very flat miles, only 2,700 feet!

76 very flat miles, only 2,700 feet!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,483
Posted By mschwett

water hiding behind the railing ... ...

water hiding behind the railing ...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,888
Posted By mschwett

depends. plenty of room, no traffic, big speed...

depends. plenty of room, no traffic, big speed differential, rider holding a clean line, no.

narrow path, lesser speed differential, traffic, inexperienced rider, any wobbling, yes. "on your left!"
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By mschwett

i have both of the specialized ones, on two...

i have both of the specialized ones, on two different bikes. the right fit/size/position/shape is still more important, but once you get that right, it's pretty awesome. manages to be supportive...
03-21-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,411
Posted By mschwett

i checked out the aeroweenie calc with data from...

i checked out the aeroweenie calc with data from four laps around the oval, each separately, and then 4 miles back and forth on a dead flat road. there's a pretty strong crosswind on the back and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20,411
Views: 4,709,897
Posted By mschwett

popped into the LBS with my kids and they had a...

popped into the LBS with my kids and they had a sirrus in XS that my 10 year old loved (outgrowing her 24” public cruiser) so we picked it up. seems like a very solid bike for her and she loves it....
03-20-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

74.7, 5,759 feet on a beautiful spring (?)...

74.7, 5,759 feet on a beautiful spring (?) morning.
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03-15-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,896
Posted By mschwett

honestly i don't understand it either. the...

honestly i don't understand it either. the dealer/LBS model is so flawed - bikes are distributed based on who knows what priority to shops all over the country, and if the particular combination you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,483
Posted By mschwett

taking the long way home

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03-09-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,383
Posted By mschwett

this IS one of the three! i ride to them, not...

this IS one of the three! i ride to them, not through them, generally. beautiful and generally lightly tracked roads tend to line the edges of these areas, plus some roads and fire roads through, and...
03-09-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,383
Posted By mschwett

lots of possibilities, best studied by...

lots of possibilities, best studied by hydrologists, environmental scientists, etc. but the first question would be what kind/density of human usage are we talking about?

population within 50 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,661,974
Posted By mschwett

14lb even, ready to ride, on a scale which...

14lb even, ready to ride, on a scale which probably shouldn’t be trusted to the ounce…
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27,149
Views: 17,661,974
Posted By mschwett

NBD! 58cm aethos, alpinist bar, speedplay...

NBD!

58cm aethos, alpinist bar, speedplay nano pedals, carbonworks cage (not worth it lol).

need to pull the spacers and cut the steerer. not a fan of the tan sidewalls but it’s a look….

...
03-07-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,383
Posted By mschwett

i'm kind of confused by whatever you're saying...

i'm kind of confused by whatever you're saying here. hetch hetchy is hundreds of miles away from the peninsula, and from any large population centers. SF's peninsula watershed is in fact generally...
03-07-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,383
Posted By mschwett

how is it an overreach of authority? ebmud has...

how is it an overreach of authority? ebmud has state given authority to manage the watershed. their stated priorities are water quality (1.4 million people drink it) and habitat preservation. there’s...
03-06-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

50.5 and 2,900’, flat for a medium length ride...

50.5 and 2,900’, flat for a medium length ride here. a bit cool but nearly perfect cycling weather.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By mschwett

The big question is whether the design of the rim...

The big question is whether the design of the rim (either the rapide or alpinist) actually changed/will change… or are all of them now “OK” to use with the “correct” tubeless tire!
03-01-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,411
Posted By mschwett

the power data pretty clearly corresponds to the...

the power data pretty clearly corresponds to the speed, and matches whatever model bikecalculator uses, and while the meter could absolutely be off 5% either way, i'm not sure how/why it would be off...
03-01-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,411
Posted By mschwett

thanks for the link - i’ll check it out! i am...

thanks for the link - i’ll check it out! i am quite certain that i’m not very aerodynamic or low resistance - trail jersey, hairy legs, very worn 32mm tires, endurance geometry, on the hoods. here...
03-01-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,411
Posted By mschwett

really? i’d like to see some data on that, the...

really? i’d like to see some data on that, the sources i’ve used mostly agree with this. 240w = 20-22mph:

...
02-28-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

yep, top of tam from SF. original plan was to get...

yep, top of tam from SF. original plan was to get to the summit then drop down to stinson and up muir woods road, for a more lollipop like route. but the out and back was nice enough! i just usually...
02-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,411
Posted By mschwett

i wish lol. 47 y/o. my absolute max HR is 135....

i wish lol. 47 y/o. my absolute max HR is 135. heart rhythm issues. FTP around 265, i do have decent endurance at near/threshold levels.
02-27-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

50.77 miles, 4,388 feet of climbing. originally...

50.77 miles, 4,388 feet of climbing. originally planned a slightly longer and climbier loop but when i got to the end of the second big climb, i turned it into an out-and-back.

absolutely perfect...
02-20-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,357
Posted By mschwett

i like to ride light. i usually remember to put...

i like to ride light. i usually remember to put my drivers' license in a pocket of my shorts (rapha core cargo shorts, flat mesh pockets on the front/side, they work great). for a short ride (within...
02-06-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 300,888
Posted By mschwett

79.27 pretty flat miles (3,537 feet.) fantastic,...

79.27 pretty flat miles (3,537 feet.) fantastic, utterly perfect day out there.
...
02-04-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By mschwett

"cable" ANT+ to BTLE bridge and cadence cycling app

my specialized bike outputs power, cadence, and speed on ANT+ but not bluetooth - or rather not by standard bluetooth protocols.

i wanted to try out some other cycling apps, so i picked up the...
01-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,231
Posted By mschwett

I’m not a watch guy (appreciate the passion...

I’m not a watch guy (appreciate the passion though!) and this will no doubt offend many, but i do have a rather obsessive collection of Hermčs Apple Watch straps. I enjoy that it’s one of the...
01-09-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,007
Posted By mschwett

8 months of riding, it's "interesting" that i...

8 months of riding, it's "interesting" that i haven't made too much progress on the shorter-duration parts of the curve. i'm guessing this is entirely the result of my heart condition, but i would...
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