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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,770
Posted By profjmb

Searched this thread for "Foakley" and got...

Searched this thread for "Foakley" and got nothing. Searched for "fake" and got one.

I have bought both real and fake Oakleys and POCs. Real are slightly better, but only slightly. I will never...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,561
Posted By profjmb

I just read that thread and did not notice a...

I just read that thread and did not notice a preference for the 520.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By profjmb

Did you go over 400 watts? If so you voided the...

Did you go over 400 watts? If so you voided the warranty.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,313
Posted By profjmb

That's not a laces thing. That's a "last" thing....

That's not a laces thing. That's a "last" thing. There is no reason why laces can't work for you wide feet mutants.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,313
Posted By profjmb

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 584
Posted By profjmb

First of all, I'm glad you finally noticed. ...

First of all, I'm glad you finally noticed.

Second, I hope baking soda will work, but it might not. In that case, I recommend a diluted solution of bleach (25% bleach 75% water). Spray into your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,680
Posted By profjmb

I propose that henceforth, we make those who...

I propose that henceforth, we make those who don't want to wear headphones on a bicycle do so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,680
Posted By profjmb

I think that those of us who ride with things in...

I think that those of us who ride with things in our ears should start ramming those without to show them that it's not safe to ride to go without.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,680
Posted By profjmb

One winter when I was working out at a gym using...

One winter when I was working out at a gym using a noisy stationary bike and sweating so much the earbuds I was using weren't working well, I invested in these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,862
Posted By profjmb

I'm 61 and I definitely need 2 days to recover...

I'm 61 and I definitely need 2 days to recover from hard riding (intervals usually). I don't remember what it was like in my 30s, when things were likely different, and never did hard intervals then....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,131
Posted By profjmb

I think this isn't quite right for two reasons: ...

I think this isn't quite right for two reasons:

1. I got a dual sided Stages, and I was appalled to learn my power with this was about 80% my single sided. Looking further, I saw that my balance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,131
Posted By profjmb

Do you want to look better or do you want to get...

Do you want to look better or do you want to get better? Both are fine goals. Answers are, respectively, deep wheels and power meter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,249
Posted By profjmb

During the same year, I had both of the following...

During the same year, I had both of the following happen:

1. I think I put one down while changing a flat and forgot to pick it up. Subsequently, using "track my iPhone" I watched as someone took...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,386
Posted By profjmb

Yes! That's what I'm getting at. So what's the...

Yes! That's what I'm getting at. So what's the correction?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,386
Posted By profjmb

That is a precise scientific answer. However, I...

That is a precise scientific answer. However, I guess I meant to take into account that legs are stronger than arms (and chest). And so someone doing the same work on bench as they do on sprinting is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,386
Posted By profjmb

Interesting responses so far, except to clarify:...

Interesting responses so far, except to clarify: I'm not asking what you guys who can ride at 1000+ watts can bench press. (Serious cyclists often neglect their upper bodies on purpose.) I guess Abe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,386
Posted By profjmb

Bench Press Equivalent of 1000 watts?

Both sprinting and bench press depend on strength bursts. I'm wondering what the bench press equivalence of 1000 watts sprinting (for 3 seconds) would be. I know some of you will think it's a...
07-22-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By profjmb

Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
07-22-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By profjmb

For an example of statistical concerns about...

For an example of statistical concerns about pro-statins research, see this letter to the Lancet:

https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)30712-2.pdf
07-22-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By profjmb

I appreciate the posts from everyone, and I am...

I appreciate the posts from everyone, and I am paying most attention to Dudelsack.

I could lose 10-20 lbs for sure. But I'm not getting to 160. For one, I have muscles, including in my upper...
07-21-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By profjmb

If that happened to me, I could die happy.

If that happened to me, I could die happy.
07-20-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By profjmb

Why'd you get a thallium scan in the first place?...

Why'd you get a thallium scan in the first place? Were you having symptoms?
07-20-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By profjmb

Thanks. My blood pressure is good. To what extent...

Thanks. My blood pressure is good. To what extent was that potentially relevant in your case?
07-19-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By profjmb

Doctors in the house?

I have a resting heart rate in the low 50s and ride about 4,000 miles a year. FTP 220-250, depending. I'm 61 years old. I am 5'10" and weigh between 190 and 205, depending.

Most recent labs had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,786
Posted By profjmb

There are no 20 minute climbs in Chicago.

There are no 20 minute climbs in Chicago.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By profjmb

If you can afford it, you should explore custom...

If you can afford it, you should explore custom geometry, which is more common in titanium and steel than in carbon (although exists in carbon (http://parleecycles.com/custom/)). It is expensive, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By profjmb

First of all, impressive performance so far. Keep...

First of all, impressive performance so far. Keep it up!

Second of all, intervals definitely help. I'd mix them up though. I cycle through these:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By profjmb

interesting, thanks

interesting, thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By profjmb

Right in the middle. But I am not now sure it's...

Right in the middle. But I am not now sure it's about cycling. Have been exclusively wearing (off the bike) some New Balance cross trainers in which the insoles were very worn in that spot...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By profjmb

I have both the Empire ACC and the Empire SLX,...

I have both the Empire ACC and the Empire SLX, which feel the same except for the SLX being a little lighter and more breathable. I ditched my Sidis for these. I suspect the knit version will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By profjmb

SPD-SL Also I do hard (but brief) sprints,...

SPD-SL

Also I do hard (but brief) sprints, about 10, after my ride, twice a week. Maybe I should take a break?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By profjmb

Hot spot on left foot ball

The ball of my left foot is sore, not during but after rides. I'm riding Giro Empires, which I love and seem to fit well.

I read that one intervention is to move the cleat back towards the heel a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,943
Posted By profjmb

I ride by myself 98% of the time and at age 60...

I ride by myself 98% of the time and at age 60 have no ambitions of racing. But a power meter has been a great investment for me. It gives me both objective information and a challenge. It's been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By profjmb

I have the 2012 Team R3, and I love it (despite...

I have the 2012 Team R3, and I love it (despite having a newer bike that I also love). I suspect that frameset advances mean little within a decade. Groupsets make something of a difference...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By profjmb

I have a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket, which I love....

I have a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket, which I love. I wish I could travel more with it, in fact. Bike Friday makes great folding bikes of various styles. Mine is a road bike with drop bars, but they...
05-29-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By profjmb

p.s. Drivetrain out

p.s. Drivetrain out
05-29-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By profjmb

Without a picture it didn't happen.

Without a picture it didn't happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By profjmb

Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By profjmb

Should I pay for this?

I asked my bike shop to cost out a Powertap wheel build (using my current rim). They asked me whether they should provide cost of the G3 hub too, and I said "sure." They cost the hub at $600, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By profjmb

Question about Assos Leg Warmers

I'm annoyed I haven't been able to find this easily, but I don't know what direction is front on these. There are two seams, and I assume one is in front and one is in back. One of the seams has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,013
Posted By profjmb

Mosaic Ti bikes have been scientifically proven...

Mosaic Ti bikes have been scientifically proven to be the best looking of all bikes:

https://www.mosaiccycles.com/rt-1-new

or if you are easy to fit:

https://www.mosaiccycles.com/rt-2
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,193
Posted By profjmb

Above a pretty low minimum, wheels (especially...

Above a pretty low minimum, wheels (especially carbon) are for show. (And I'm guilty.) di2 will improve your life.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By profjmb

Provide link?

Provide link?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,317
Posted By profjmb

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-18, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By profjmb

Garmin 810 to 1030?

I have an 810. Mostly for training. A couple times a year I travel and take it, and with RideWithGPS routes, it's been pretty good. I'm wondering how much better a 1030 would be. I know it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By profjmb

I don’t know how to do either. Do they require...

I don’t know how to do either. Do they require fancy equipment?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By profjmb

LR Power imbalance: Me or meter?

I recently purchased a LR power meter–I've had a left only on 3 of my bikes before this, and they've given consistent ratings. My first ride on the new one produced much lower power ratings. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 690,899
Posted By profjmb

f you're going to the trouble of white handlebar...

f you're going to the trouble of white handlebar tape, you should at least have a white saddle. It will look much cooler.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 257,379
Posted By profjmb

You are a calm and reasonable person, and your...

You are a calm and reasonable person, and your argument is very convincing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,614
Views: 257,379
Posted By profjmb

I have a folding bike–a Bike Friday Pocket...

I have a folding bike–a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket. It has a size. I'd be surprised if such an expensive bike as that Tern has no sizing. But perhaps it doesn't, in which case I doubt it's worth the...
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