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06-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,305
Posted By bbbean

You know there's no correlation between your...

You know there's no correlation between your ability to pronounce a chemical's name and it's safety, right? FWIW, "natural" products are full of unpronounceable chemicals also. The world is made of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,418
Posted By bbbean

A man has to know his limits.

A man has to know his limits.
06-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,568
Posted By bbbean

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like....

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like. Personally, I race against 50, 60, and 70 yr olds in the best shape of their life, and nearly all of us have a story to tell about overcoming some sort...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,249
Posted By bbbean

I use or have used all of the other apps listed,...

I use or have used all of the other apps listed, and there's a bit of an apples to bananas comparison there. Strava provides logging, analysis, and a robust social environment. The other apps provide...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,772
Posted By bbbean

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no...

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no problem with people who say it isn't worth $X/month. We all make similar calculations about everything we buy (or don't). I have a problem with the folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,772
Posted By bbbean

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so...

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so many people using it, and why are people upset that they want to charge for certain features?

There's a restaurant in my town that serves crappy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,772
Posted By bbbean

I have paid since I started using it. I want the...

I have paid since I started using it. I want the service to exist and want to do my part to support it. Who wants to be a freeloader?
04-26-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By bbbean

Simple answer - it's not a money making...

Simple answer - it's not a money making proposition for the owner.

More complicated answer - some LBSs do, but making it work is dependent on a wide variety of factors including local market,...
04-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,712
Posted By bbbean

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost...

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost their jobs and are literally trapped inside, but for huge swaths of the country, we're still working (albeit with huge constraints), and that daily...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,913
Posted By bbbean

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road...

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road season ended last fall) into my first experiment with road tubeless. My Q&D observations:
1) They aren't a panacea. Many things that give you flats...
Forum: Foo
04-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By bbbean

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on...

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on multiple continents didn't do something the way a random shopper thinks would have made sense. Just bizarre.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By bbbean

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.
04-08-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
04-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
03-31-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By bbbean

People aren't taking it seriously and are...

People aren't taking it seriously and are crowding parks and trails to the point that they aren't safe. This isn't Gov't vs people, it's a species wide effort to survive a virus.Brain science it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By bbbean

As a general rule, you want to avoid putting your...

As a general rule, you want to avoid putting your hands out. That's a good way to beat up your hands and transmit energy straight to your collar bone.

If you can, much better to pull your body...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,524
Posted By bbbean

Check your assumptions. How do you know what the...

Check your assumptions. How do you know what the OP has or hasn't done? For all we know, the OP is getting ready to attempt the hour record and has done all those things. All we know for sure is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,660
Posted By bbbean

Mo data mo betta.

Mo data mo betta.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,524
Posted By bbbean

Nothing at all bizarre about being curious and...

Nothing at all bizarre about being curious and trying to learn. Curiosity is a good thing, as is striving for improved performance.
02-13-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,571
Posted By bbbean

Worth every bit of effort and self control....

Worth every bit of effort and self control. Healthy tastes better than another slice of pizza.
02-12-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,916
Posted By bbbean

I have that same bike - bought it new from a...

I have that same bike - bought it new from a Univega distributor in 1983 or 1984.I still use it for a town/errand bike and occasionally to play in the mud or snow. Built like a tank (and rides a...
Forum: Foo
02-05-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 878
Posted By bbbean

37 days of any diet isn't long enough to really...

37 days of any diet isn't long enough to really say what the long term implications are. It takes months and years to make long term changes to your body makeup and function, not days and weeks.
...
02-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,433
Posted By bbbean

I love these threads. It gives everyone that ever...

I love these threads. It gives everyone that ever got bad service from a bike shop anywhere or saved $5 by buying online to air their gripe and feel justified.

It rained on me today while I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,819
Posted By bbbean

Take the lane. Position yourself in the center of...

Take the lane. Position yourself in the center of the lane, ride predictably, and obey all applicable laws. It's safe and legal.

https://cyclingsavvy.org/road-cycling/
01-09-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By bbbean

I don't understand either the original post, or...

I don't understand either the original post, or why someone would
a) argue against carbs before training, or
b) consider a banana or apple (two of the most universally popular and recommended...
Forum: Foo
01-02-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,720
Posted By bbbean

Has anyone posted this?...

Has anyone posted this? https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476

Good review of what is known, what is suspected, and what is likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,484
Posted By bbbean

That's a good analogy. There is a lot of "what...

That's a good analogy. There is a lot of "what works best for my application" involved in both. Throw in the fact that current research is changing the way we approach tires/wheels/psi/aero, and you...
Forum: Foo
12-29-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,720
Posted By bbbean

That's what they want you to think.

That's what they want you to think.
12-24-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,879
Posted By bbbean

I have great tights from Garneau and Gore....

I have great tights from Garneau and Gore. Windproof in front and just enough brushed pile on the inside to be comfortable and add some insulation. Pro tip- get cycling tights as opposed to running...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,193
Posted By bbbean

You are clearly superior in every way. We bow to...

You are clearly superior in every way. We bow to your undeniable mastery of all things cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,193
Posted By bbbean

Sounds like you handled it perfectly. Well done.

Sounds like you handled it perfectly. Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,193
Posted By bbbean

If being in business was easy, everyone would do...

If being in business was easy, everyone would do it. I've owned and run my own business for 40+ years. I started selling watermelons at age 9, and have been selling or trading something ever since....
11-27-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,670
Posted By bbbean

I've raced against 70+ yr olds in USAC Masters...

I've raced against 70+ yr olds in USAC Masters crits and road races, and the National Senior Games has an 80+ division. You're too old to ride when you give up.

Don't give up.

BB
11-25-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,921
Posted By bbbean

If you've had a bike fit and you're a regular...

If you've had a bike fit and you're a regular rider, there's no reason in the world you shouldn't be at 10 unless you have the wrong saddle.
11-11-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,633
Posted By bbbean

Yup. I love polarized glasses for controlling...

Yup. I love polarized glasses for controlling glare on wet and shiny surfaces, and they're great for driving or riding as long as I don't need to look at a Garmin, iPhone, or other electronic...
11-11-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,633
Posted By bbbean

The lifetime warranty on my Rudy Project glasses...

The lifetime warranty on my Rudy Project glasses has more than paid for whatever premium I paid for the brand. Glasses fit great, perform great, look great, and if you find yourself skidding down the...
11-04-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,455
Posted By bbbean

What significance would that have? They also...

What significance would that have? They also lived without houses, electricity, fire, and running water. That doesn't mean there's anything wrong with wanting or using those things today.

It's OK...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,095
Posted By bbbean

Oh good grief. Getting dropped and disrupting a...

Oh good grief. Getting dropped and disrupting a race are two different things. Unsafe riders are a problem regardless of whether they're at the front of the pack, in the middle of the pack, or off...
10-31-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,570
Posted By bbbean

We get that, or at least some of us do. But not...

We get that, or at least some of us do. But not performing like a man doesn't make someone a woman or put them on a level playing field with people who were born female.

I fully support people's...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,384
Posted By bbbean

If my server and I ever change genders I'll keep...

If my server and I ever change genders I'll keep that in mind.
Forum: Foo
10-29-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,384
Posted By bbbean

I suppose some people are just looking for things...

I suppose some people are just looking for things that will offend. I'm pretty sure life's a lot happier if you look for things that make you smile and extend the benefit of the doubt. YMMV.
Forum: Foo
10-29-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,384
Posted By bbbean

At lunch today, my server called me sweetie,...

At lunch today, my server called me sweetie, honey, darlin' and sugar by the time I left. Put a smile on my face every time. Nothing in the world inappropriate about being nice to people.

As the...
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,384
Posted By bbbean

You bastard! I'm a Jeep guy!

You bastard! I'm a Jeep guy!
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,384
Posted By bbbean

Given your extraordinary sensitivity and the...

Given your extraordinary sensitivity and the apparent ESP of your cohorts, can I look forward to being called sir and Mr. Surname by your fellow travelers, given that that is how I prefer to be...
10-21-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,570
Posted By bbbean

I'm all for people being happy, and I accept the...

I'm all for people being happy, and I accept the idea that gender is a complicated issue. I have no problem with someone who says they're transgender, and I'll call them what they want. No phobias...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,282
Posted By bbbean

Meandering Unaware Pedestrians

Meandering Unaware Pedestrians
10-18-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 28,110
Posted By bbbean

Harassment is in the eye of the beholder. I don't...

Harassment is in the eye of the beholder. I don't care if people yell, think bad thoughts, or make obscene gestures. None of that affects my ride at all.

If they do something else, I make sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,095
Posted By bbbean

I thought this was worth repeating. Might even be...

I thought this was worth repeating. Might even be worth adding that nearly every racer who's raced more than a season has been dropped, finished DFL, or DNFed. This includes guys who are on the...
10-15-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,971
Posted By bbbean

Sharrows aren't a silver bullet. Neither are...

Sharrows aren't a silver bullet. Neither are BMUFL signs. But over time, both do help reinforce the notions that
1) Bikes are allowed on the road, and
2) Bikes are allowed in the lane.

The fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,095
Posted By bbbean

The best way to find out is to enter a race (or...

The best way to find out is to enter a race (or 10).

Seriously, train, study, learn some tactics and jump in. Worst case scenario is you get dropped, but you'll have the experience.

Also, most...
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