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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,659
Posted By achoo

Cheapest way to measure power? Find a good...

Cheapest way to measure power?

Find a good long hill that's steep enough that you can only climb it under 10 mph/15 kph. And by long, I mean long enough to take at least 10 minutes to climb.
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Forum: Commuting
08-15-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,933
Posted By achoo

Asswipe move. Period. You don't know who he is,...

Asswipe move. Period. You don't know who he is, and he doesn't know who you are. Skill levels are unknown. Maybe you're gassed or otherwise don't want the responsibility of riding carefully...
08-15-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,870
Posted By achoo

Gears not make one fast - Yoda

Gears not make one fast - Yoda
05-23-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By achoo

Nah, the best you can do is buy wheels/hubs with...

Nah, the best you can do is buy wheels/hubs with steel or TI freehubs and not worry about it at all.
04-18-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By achoo

I pulled the shifter off. Cable is out, drum is...

I pulled the shifter off. Cable is out, drum is still stuck.
04-18-15, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By achoo

Shimano 6700 rear shifter stuck on largest/inner cog

My Shimano 6700 rear shifter is stuck on the largest/inner cog (the easiest/lowest gear - just to be clear). It won't release the cable at all.

I've pulled the shifter off, removed the cover...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,423
Posted By achoo

The riders on my team who I know have iBikes have...

The riders on my team who I know have iBikes have all expressed a wish they had spent their money on something else.

And most of them eventually have done just that - buying a PowerTap, Stages, or...
04-06-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,714
Posted By achoo

Well, if you read the headline it's obvious that...

Well, if you read the headline it's obvious that the bus just did this on its own.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,197
Posted By achoo

To get weight off your hands, move your saddle...

To get weight off your hands, move your saddle back.

If that causes your position to become uncomfortable because now you're bent over too far, raise your bars higher. And use a shorter stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By achoo

Just fine as long as they're both round.

Just fine as long as they're both round.
04-06-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,399
Posted By achoo

Nope. You got nothing. Point to the...

Nope.

You got nothing.

Point to the statute being violated in your hypothetical situation.

Or again: you got nothing.

Don't pontificate on what some hypothetical LEO might quote, quote...
04-06-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,399
Posted By achoo

You got that bass ackwards. It's up to YOU...

You got that bass ackwards.

It's up to YOU to show the law prohibiting the action.
04-05-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By achoo

Summary of above: there's so much variation...

Summary of above: there's so much variation between people that "average" or "target" heart rates are useless as a training goal.
04-05-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By achoo

I'd ride it, just like the others. I'd...

I'd ride it, just like the others.

I'd probably let it stay the way it is, though, just so I could see if it decides to start growing.

If it does start growing, put a fork in it - the kind you...
04-05-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,399
Posted By achoo

Geez, you don't even need case law. It's...

Geez, you don't even need case law.

It's spelled in in VA, at least, and VA is probably not very different from other states.
04-05-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,399
Posted By achoo

What a pant load. Please read the entirety...

What a pant load.

Please read the entirety of the Code of Viriginia WRT bicycling, relevant portions bolded:

https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+46.2-905



So if the lane...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,433
Posted By achoo

How much riding have you done? Something...

How much riding have you done?

Something falling out of a jersey pocket is RARE. And it's usually because it wasn't fully in the pocket.
04-04-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,185
Posted By achoo

You're going to get a lot of anecdotes saying,...

You're going to get a lot of anecdotes saying, "They worked for me."

They'll then follow that up by concluding that low-spoke-count wheels are just as durable as higher spoke count wheels.
...
04-02-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By achoo

Purpose and replacement of a Garmin 705 screen cover?

What does the glass screen cover with the Garmin logo on it do for a Garmin 705?

How hard is it to get a new one?

Mine fell off. It had some help. Hint: when one of the tie wraps holding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,060
Posted By achoo

Wut? Who sponsors you? Who's your mechanic...

Wut?

Who sponsors you? Who's your mechanic that changes your tires?

While tubulars are common in races, I'd say they're still in the minority, and by FAR in the minority in cat 4/5 races.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,433
Posted By achoo

Let us know when you figure that out.

Let us know when you figure that out.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,882
Posted By achoo

Pretty much the same here. Oh, and rest,...

Pretty much the same here.

Oh, and rest, too. Gotta give it time to heal.

Ice seemed to be the biggest thing - as another poster said, stick your feet in a bucket of ice water for 10-15 min. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,433
Posted By achoo

And even then, how shock-proof is it? My 705...

And even then, how shock-proof is it?

My 705 has survived falling off its mount twice (my own damn fault both times), and getting hit by a car once. (Yeah, I was on the bike at the time - my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,433
Posted By achoo

Only 90%? What DOESN'T a 705 do?

Only 90%?

What DOESN'T a 705 do?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,433
Posted By achoo

Good luck with that....

Good luck with that. (https://www.google.com/search?q=super+glue+brittle)
03-20-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,320
Posted By achoo

Why do you need to have your LBS remove your...

Why do you need to have your LBS remove your chain? It's not exactly hard to do. Buy a chain tool and some quick links of the proper width (speed/gear count) and learn to do it yourself. Given...
03-20-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By achoo

What do you consider "good shorts"? Good...

What do you consider "good shorts"?

Good shorts can be quite expensive:

Assos T Equipe S7 Bib Shorts, Bib Shorts...
03-20-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,440
Posted By achoo

40 km isn't really long distance. I think...

40 km isn't really long distance.

I think you'd be fine, as long as you don't ride in crowded areas or in groups - TT/tri bikes give up a LOT of handling and braking ability in order to be as aero...
03-20-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,881
Posted By achoo

And if you're worried about comfort on long...

And if you're worried about comfort on long rides, drop bars with their multiple hand positions are a LOT more comfortable than flat bars - that have one position.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By achoo

It gets you fat? And if you leave it out it gets...

It gets you fat? And if you leave it out it gets all soft and gooey?

Seriously, buy a 9-speed Shimano HG50 for $13 then slap yourself for spending all that money on Dura Ace cassettes:

Shimano...
01-09-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,551
Posted By achoo

How many of those articles or studies use couch...

How many of those articles or studies use couch potatoes or close to couch potatoes as subjects?
01-09-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,828
Posted By achoo

How does an active vs. sedentary lifestyle effect...

How does an active vs. sedentary lifestyle effect all that?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,028
Posted By achoo

I'm glad RChung has time for BF, too. HE...

I'm glad RChung has time for BF, too.

HE contributes positively...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,512
Posted By achoo

The sealant has a way of not working at all with...

The sealant has a way of not working at all with small high pressure tires, too.
01-08-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By achoo

When you bonk for real, you know it. You'll have...

When you bonk for real, you know it. You'll have problems standing up. You'll get so hungry you'll want to chew your arm off. You won't have problems continuing - you won't be able to.

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,483
Posted By achoo

Quads are much larger muscles than hamstrings. ...

Quads are much larger muscles than hamstrings. What are you basing your assumption that balance is better on?

Hell, first define "balance".

And what makes you the judge of whether or not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,028
Posted By achoo

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/tgcrna/a...

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Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,911
Posted By achoo

You must really be annoying - you scared them all...

You must really be annoying - you scared them all off. ;)
01-08-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,441
Posted By achoo

I tried that. Didn't work either. He's...

I tried that.

Didn't work either.

He's stuck in that strange location where the physics just don't make sense.

It happens.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,475
Posted By achoo

It would if I could read the numbers on the...

It would if I could read the numbers on the left... ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,475
Posted By achoo

What power are you putting out at 92-95 rpm for...

What power are you putting out at 92-95 rpm for that hour and twenty minutes before your cadence drops?
Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,911
Posted By achoo

Ride a drop-bar race bike. In my full team kit. ...

Ride a drop-bar race bike. In my full team kit. With clipless pedals. And no bell.

It's a comfortable bike, too.

It's that last that really annoys uptight people with nothing better to do...
01-08-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By achoo

Give it a few more months and you'll be over...

Give it a few more months and you'll be over THAT...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 23,660
Posted By achoo

But some lubes are more comfortable than others! ...

But some lubes are more comfortable than others!






Because they are, that's why!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,937
Posted By achoo

You were looking for a reason to run away if...

You were looking for a reason to run away if you're calling out Psimet. And almost five years after this thread was posted, too.

I wouldn't say you're thin-skinned, but a 3-year-old's helium...
01-08-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 23,338
Posted By achoo

No problem. I don't recall reading anywhere...

No problem.

I don't recall reading anywhere in any of the articles that there was anyone not involved who saw the accident itself. It seems as if the only witnesses to the actual hitting were the...
01-08-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 23,338
Posted By achoo

Another article here: Police Building...

Another article here:

Police Building Criminal Case Against Bishop Heather Cook for Fatal Hit-And-Run; Church Says Her Fate Is Out of Their Hands...
01-08-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 23,338
Posted By achoo

"In shock" my ass. "Three sheets to the...

"In shock" my ass.

"Three sheets to the wind", more likely.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,475
Posted By achoo

The dropping cadence is evidence of fatigue. ...

The dropping cadence is evidence of fatigue. Ignoring that and saying "Hit your power targets" ignores the possibility of an overestimated FTP, and using an overestimated FTP is a great way to wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,475
Posted By achoo

Lack of experience holding a relatively high...

Lack of experience holding a relatively high cadence for long periods and lack of endurance, both from being new to riding. And a potential overestimate for FTP.

On long solo z2 rides (solo...
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