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04-09-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Buzzatronic

Strategic light placement to encourage safer passing?

I'm hoping to move into a new house this year and it will likely mean my commute changes from being 65% on a MUP to 95% on roads, some of which have a limited or no shoulder.

I'm considering ways...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,386
Posted By Buzzatronic

+1 for me as well. Got a 2014 Synapse 5 105 at...

+1 for me as well. Got a 2014 Synapse 5 105 at the beginning of this year and have about 3,000mi on it so far and it's a great bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,360
Posted By Buzzatronic

Typically I tighten with normal force until I...

Typically I tighten with normal force until I can't tighten any longer to make the cleat bite into the shoe (they have teeth on the bottom for a reason). Then I'll give it one max effort turn which...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,443
Posted By Buzzatronic

It took me less than a minute to cut it off with...

It took me less than a minute to cut it off with wire snips.

Beyond time, are there specific concerns about damaging something by cutting it off or is this just a "use the right tools idiot"...
07-20-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,836
Posted By Buzzatronic

I did almost the exact same thing, completely...

I did almost the exact same thing, completely destroying my 510. Garmin did a warranty replacement for me for $100. If you want to replace your 510, contact Garmin first as they may give you a deal...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,443
Posted By Buzzatronic

What's the harm in cutting it off vs taking the...

What's the harm in cutting it off vs taking the cassette off?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,497
Posted By Buzzatronic

Wait, it was my understanding that squared off...

Wait, it was my understanding that squared off tires were due to under inflated tires, causing a much wider contact patch and a square wear pattern on the tire. What you're saying is the exact...
07-16-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,031
Posted By Buzzatronic

So the guy threatens to "f@#k you up" and the...

So the guy threatens to "f@#k you up" and the cops want to bust him for speeding. Sounds about right for typical car vs. bike enforcement issues. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
07-09-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Buzzatronic

I do it every few days depending on how much...

I do it every few days depending on how much debris I've ridden through on my commutes.

To make it easy I hang my bike on the top rack of my bike hanger and use my phone flashlight to do a quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,240
Posted By Buzzatronic

I actually saw a commercial for these last night....

I actually saw a commercial for these last night. The blue neck gaiter looking thing right?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,240
Posted By Buzzatronic

Awesome, thanks for all the advice. I'll look...

Awesome, thanks for all the advice. I'll look into doing an ice sock instead. I'm lucky enough to have my wife at a few of the stops along the way so I can pick up cooling gear as needed (we leave...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,240
Posted By Buzzatronic

Ice packs in jersey pockets on hot days?

I have a double century coming up on Saturday and it's gonna be real hot (90-95). I'm considering having a frozen bottle in one of my pockets but realized I may be able to use small gel type ice...
07-09-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By Buzzatronic

I think it all depends on what your max HR is. ...

I think it all depends on what your max HR is. At your age I suspect it's 190 or higher but everyone is different (your real max may be higher or lower than typical 26yo).

I'm not a doctor but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Buzzatronic

Here are all the things I try to do before...

Here are all the things I try to do before touching my brakes in a pace line if I need to scrub off a tiny bit of speed, in priority order:

1. Soft pedal
2. Raise my body up and move my elbows...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,092
Posted By Buzzatronic

I can't believe all of you guys are giving the OP...

I can't believe all of you guys are giving the OP such terrible advice. The obvious answer to their problem is bibs.

On a side note, I cleaned up my BB a few days ago and wanted to go on a quick...
06-30-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,228
Posted By Buzzatronic

Unless you're planning on racing, don't worry...

Unless you're planning on racing, don't worry about the skinny guys. They'll always be faster on the climbs simply due to power to weight ratio. On the flats you can probably keep up with them and...
06-30-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Buzzatronic

I commute 5 days a week and do at a longer...

I commute 5 days a week and do at a longer training ride on the weekend. The trick for me as others have said is to mix up the intensity. My round trip is 20mi. My typical routine is:

Monday:...
06-30-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,663
Posted By Buzzatronic

I totally trust the guy who joined today just to...

I totally trust the guy who joined today just to post that these things really do work. :rolleyes:

I used them yesterday on a 108mi ride with minimal stopping (6:00 total time, 5:50 moving). Left...
06-25-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Buzzatronic

Where are you getting data that your cadence was...

Where are you getting data that your cadence was 230-300 rpm?

According to a gear calculator I use (Bicycle Bike Gear Ratio Speed and Cadence Calculator (http://www.machars.net/bikecalc.htm)), to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,673
Posted By Buzzatronic

So you haven't made *any* progress in getting...

So you haven't made *any* progress in getting faster/more efficient in 2 years riding with a group? Do you ride alone as well?

I can't see how someone can ride for 2 years and not get any faster...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Buzzatronic

I have a Novara Expanding bag on both my commuter...

I have a Novara Expanding bag on both my commuter and my "fun" bike.

Novara Expanding Seat Bag at REI.com (http://www.rei.com/product/825303/novara-expanding-seat-bag)

It's nice to be able to...
06-19-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,038
Posted By Buzzatronic

It's both ironic and sad that the article...

It's both ironic and sad that the article mentions Vulnerable User laws in WA state since they don't actually get enforced here.

Just yesterday, this: Person who hit and killed Caleb Shoop in...
06-10-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,017
Posted By Buzzatronic

I both the speed and cadence sensors and one...

I both the speed and cadence sensors and one thing I've noticed with the cadence sensor is that waking it up is something of an art. If you spin the cranks too fast, it'll not wake up no matter how...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By Buzzatronic

Ahh cool, didn't notice that's one of the other...

Ahh cool, didn't notice that's one of the other differences between the Carbon 5 and Carbon 3. Carbon 5 105 comes with 11-28 in the U.S.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By Buzzatronic

I have the 2014 Carbon 105 and ride it on the...

I have the 2014 Carbon 105 and ride it on the east side mostly and it handles the hills fine. No flex in the BB when hammering up short ramps and is reasonably light (23lbs with all my gear on it'...
06-02-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Buzzatronic

Interesting, you describe my situation pretty...

Interesting, you describe my situation pretty closely for my ride last weekend. I'm not really fast but I do push myself when I'm feeling capable. Here's what my data looked like: (this is for the...
05-28-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Buzzatronic

My understanding is that average sleeping heart...

My understanding is that average sleeping heart rate and resting heart rate are not the same. To get your "resting" heart rate, you should check it when you wake up in the morning BEFORE you get out...
05-27-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Buzzatronic

First 4 months, knees felt great. Took a month off now my left knee is killing me

Here's the summary:

From Jan to mid April I put in some good weekly miles, averaging about 180mi, ~12,000' a week via commuting, group rides and a few event rides. Took 3 weeks off starting mid...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Buzzatronic

Awesome! Going back home just to watch the UCI...

Awesome! Going back home just to watch the UCI championships next year.
05-22-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Buzzatronic

Are you sure you're not getting static build up...

Are you sure you're not getting static build up in your shirt/jersey that's causing the spikes? Best way to test this is to go down a hill while you're "dry" and get your jersey flapping on a dry...
05-19-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Buzzatronic

Tips for quick fitness recovery after 3 weeks off + 1 week of cold/flu

My last ride was April 21st before I went on a wedding/honeymoon trip for 3 weeks. When I returned I had picked up a cold/sinus infection that has kept me off the bike for another 8 days now. :( ...
04-20-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,449
Posted By Buzzatronic

Thigh cramping/locking after long ride

I've been putting in more miles than usual so far this year (~200 a week). They are a mix of daily work commutes of 10-25mi each way (depending on route) and a long ride 50mi+ twice a week. I...
04-02-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,311
Posted By Buzzatronic

Gross calories: ~4,000 Net calories: ~2,850 ...

Gross calories: ~4,000
Net calories: ~2,850

I weigh 165 and ride ~175-200mi a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Buzzatronic

Did a nice 45mi island ride and the weather...

Did a nice 45mi island ride and the weather worked out pretty well.

http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u595/Buzzatronic/image_zps12eee217.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-27-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Buzzatronic

Looking for a good saddle for short commutes with no padded shorts

At work I've joined a new team but my office is just over a mile away from where most of the team actually sits so I need to move between buildings a lot. No problem, I'll just station my single...
03-27-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,318
Posted By Buzzatronic

Taking more photos on rides

I'm looking for a lightweight, durable and easy to use (with gloves) camera so I can start taking more pictures on my rides. Right now my only camera I ride with is my phone in a plastic bag which...
03-20-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,110
Posted By Buzzatronic

And to put my money where my mouth is so to...

And to put my money where my mouth is so to speak, here's a little thing I learned when dropping 80lbs in ~8 months recently and THEN picking up cycling after I hit my goal weight. My diet to lose...
03-20-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,110
Posted By Buzzatronic

You should consult a doctor or nutritionist if...

You should consult a doctor or nutritionist if you want specific advice on what and how much to eat. Us Internet Doctors don't know much but we do know the basics of math and calories and you're not...
03-20-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,110
Posted By Buzzatronic

As others have said, you're eating WAY too...

As others have said, you're eating WAY too little. You're burning up to HALF of your total calorie intake per day on your 15mi ride (over an hour at 13mph) leaving you with a net intake of ~600...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,589
Posted By Buzzatronic

Ugh. All of those looked too close for me as...

Ugh. All of those looked too close for me as well. Cameras typically make things look less close than they are for real so I'm sure they felt even worse than they looked.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,421
Posted By Buzzatronic

Yeah it looks just like the last one, just no...

Yeah it looks just like the last one, just no damage on the BB casing. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,421
Posted By Buzzatronic

Ok, at the risk of getting trolled and mocked...

Ok, at the risk of getting trolled and mocked more by bringing this back to the top of the page, here's my last update.

The LBS let me know on Mar 6th that the replacement from Cannondale arrived....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-14, 12:09 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,421
Posted By Buzzatronic

Ironic that someone would request an update today...

Ironic that someone would request an update today since I actually just got the replacement from the LBS yesterday ... either you're stalking me or you've got inside info on my situation.

Either...
02-26-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Buzzatronic

Closing the loop on this. I finally got my bike...

Closing the loop on this. I finally got my bike back after a month. The replacement wheel from Jamis finally made its way to the LBS and they installed it yesterday. Added bonus was Jamis sent a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Buzzatronic

Two laps of the Chilly Hilly...

Two laps of the Chilly Hilly (http://www.cascade.org/chillyhilly) with a couple thousand others who embrace Rule 9 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#9). 66mi total, missed my under 4 hour target...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-14, 05:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,398
Posted By Buzzatronic

Depends on the situation. In the video I would...

Depends on the situation. In the video I would have filtered like the rider did since the road they were turning to had enough room to keep traffic flowing well after they turned.

For me I...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By Buzzatronic

Swap out the mud flaps for longer ones. I use...

Swap out the mud flaps for longer ones. I use Buddy Flaps on two of my bikes. http://www.buddyflaps.com
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,154
Posted By Buzzatronic

Problem with SKS Raceblade long front guard coming off at speed

Yesterday I had the unfortunate luck to have the front portion of my SKS Raceblade Long fender pop off on a 40+mph descent when I hit a bump in the road. The fender either got caught in my spokes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,421
Posted By Buzzatronic

Addressing a few questions: - I'm not naming...

Addressing a few questions:

- I'm not naming the shop in question here because that is not the point of this thread. As nhluhr already noted, those who would even care of the name of a local shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,421
Posted By Buzzatronic

Shop claims that it'll take at least a month to...

Shop claims that it'll take at least a month to get a new frame. I think they may be jerking me around in hopes that I just stop complaining.

Not it impressed at this point.
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