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Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,680
Posted By grolby

The willingness of people to talk **** about...

The willingness of people to talk **** about people on the internet who they donít know, even in jest, is pretty incredible sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,680
Posted By grolby

The lever didnít pop open, it remained in the...

The lever didnít pop open, it remained in the fully closed position. The design prevents the TA lever from being folded flush against the fork.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,579
Posted By grolby

If your current vintage drop bar is too long and...

If your current vintage drop bar is too long and deep, I donít think youíll be happy with any of the Nitto bars being recommended. Nitto makes all of their bars with long reach and relatively deep...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By grolby

Wow. OK.

Wow. OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By grolby

I mean, in general, you all are really making...

I mean, in general, you all are really making this sound much more complicated than it needs to be. The answer to the OP's question is a resounding "maybe." I would suggest that they try out some...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By grolby

Bike fit and position certainly does affect...

Bike fit and position certainly does affect potential power output, and a more race-oriented geometry can simplify obtaining this position. But that's really beside the point. It's reasonable to set...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,792
Posted By grolby

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: There it...

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

There it is.

Look, the reason to get a "race bike," whatever that happens to mean, is because you like the way it handles, or the way it feels underneath you,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,194
Posted By grolby

Yeah, the thing is though... thatís not how...

Yeah, the thing is though... thatís not how development of consumer products happens. To paraphrase Henry Ford, ďIf Iíd asked people what they wanted, they wouldíve asked for a faster horse.Ē
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,487
Posted By grolby

FYI $45 in 1985 is basically equivalent to $100...

FYI $45 in 1985 is basically equivalent to $100 today.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,487
Posted By grolby

A $30 tubular ain't worth riding. OK...

A $30 tubular ain't worth riding.



OK thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,487
Posted By grolby

I don't think tubulars are as hard to deal with...

I don't think tubulars are as hard to deal with as some make them out to be. Having learned to glue tires for cyclocross, road tubulars are hilariously easy. They are much easier to glue securely....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,632
Posted By grolby

I've used mini pumps for years and maintained...

I've used mini pumps for years and maintained that they were fine. The Lezyne Road Drive is a particular favorite. Last year, I flatted on a ride with some friends, and one of them handed me his...
Forum: Touring
02-10-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By grolby

Holy smokes! Let's just say I was young and brash...

Holy smokes! Let's just say I was young and brash and full of opinions back then. I didn't even have a Cross-Check yet, then! And now I don't have one again. Or an LHT. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,663
Posted By grolby

This is just weirdly orthogonal to the argument....

This is just weirdly orthogonal to the argument. Of course there are other people on the road who you have to share that space with. What no one is obliged to share is a conversation they didn't ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,663
Posted By grolby

100% endorse. Except that I am a bad person and...

100% endorse. Except that I am a bad person and will start deliberately riding over manhole covers, potholes, etc if I'm in a bad mood. I am not required to indulge some stranger's desire for social...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,832
Posted By grolby

:lol: Yeah, you're a real tough guy, Conan. You...

:lol: Yeah, you're a real tough guy, Conan. You don't understand what the kit is for or why people wear it, but that's really the least of your problems.



Bike kit today mostly isn't for...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,832
Posted By grolby

You can represent your weird, desperate behavior...

You can represent your weird, desperate behavior with whatever words you like. Even a misquote of mine, if that makes you feel like you've won something. That seems like it's pretty important to you?
Forum: Commuting
06-27-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,832
Posted By grolby

Joey's world view is such that people wearing...

Joey's world view is such that people wearing bike clothes to ride their bikes slowly is somehow more contemptible and pathetic than filming yourself "racing" people wearing bike clothes over and...
06-19-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Good. LOLing at earlier comments that I...

Good.


LOLing at earlier comments that I must think equal payouts are easy because I don't care about bike racing and haven't thought it through. Yeah. That must be it. It's not like there are...
06-06-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Fair. If I can leave it at one point: it's...

Fair.

If I can leave it at one point: it's not about money. It's about respect. My friend Lydia has done the work to survey a majority of the women actively racing in New England to ask them some...
06-06-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Sorry. I'm still salty about my friends being...

Sorry. I'm still salty about my friends being effectively given the middle finger on the start line. I think some anger is justified. This isn't an abstract issue. This causes people real emotional...
06-06-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

You have choices, too. So do we. Stop...

You have choices, too.



So do we. Stop making excuses. Do the right thing. Find the money somewhere else. This is non-responsive.[/quote]



Have you considered asking them? Have you...
06-06-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Christ. I don't have the patience for this...

Christ. I don't have the patience for this nonsense. Stop spouting your opinions and listen to what the athletes in question are saying they need to feel welcomed and respected. You're just flat...
06-06-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Only 2 more things to add on this. 1st,...

Only 2 more things to add on this.

1st, basing payout on field size is IMO a ridiculous amateur-hour hack no matter who it applies for. On top of that, it's problematic because it inherently...
06-06-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

The entry fee is so NOT the problem. You are...

The entry fee is so NOT the problem. You are throwing your effort at non-solutions.
06-06-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

No. Wrong order. Fix it. Turnout is 100%...

No. Wrong order. Fix it. Turnout is 100% irrelevant.



Look. You seem like a good guy. But don't pay yourself on the back for doing literally the bare minimum. It's unseemly.

I have no...
06-06-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Whoops. Fixed.

Whoops. Fixed.
06-05-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

This is what we do at the Greenfield Crit. Every...

This is what we do at the Greenfield Crit. Every other race, the winner gets a pie. We're going to snag some other podium prizes for 2nd and 3rd places, maybe some local coffee (no promises on...
06-02-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13,709
Views: 704,978
Posted By grolby

Positioning for sprint in the last lap of a crit.

Positioning for sprint in the last lap of a crit.
06-02-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Getting promoters together in a single local BRA...

Getting promoters together in a single local BRA to figure out a calendar is tough enough, I imagine everyone would love for there to be better coordination and no doubt people try... but there are...
06-02-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Definitely interested in your eating advice for...

Definitely interested in your eating advice for Fall River. I feel it would be easy to make some serious missteps in that department down there.
05-17-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

You don't have big sprint watts, but you're good...

You don't have big sprint watts, but you're good at positioning yourself and you've got enough left in the tank after a long hard race to still do something. And that's what matters.
05-15-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

FOMO for KSR ramping up. It's a real shame I...

FOMO for KSR ramping up. It's a real shame I can't do it. For the best, given my current "fitness," but man, that finish will be so much less horrifying now! And HARD, with that rolling to slightly...
05-14-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13,709
Views: 704,978
Posted By grolby

Every time I start rolling on the training,...

Every time I start rolling on the training, something happens. Came down with a brutal head cold last week. Off for three days. Finally felt able to do some time on the rollers over the weekend, so I...
05-14-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 63,533
Posted By grolby

You're pretty good at sprints. Nice job!

You're pretty good at sprints. Nice job!
05-09-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 175,337
Posted By grolby

There's still a 30-34 Masters category at CX...

There's still a 30-34 Masters category at CX nationals (known as baby Masters). It's typically considerably slower than the 35-40 Masters category, for the reason Doge says about road: the fastest...
05-07-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13,709
Views: 704,978
Posted By grolby

Nice ride with teammates, including mike868y....

Nice ride with teammates, including mike868y. Embarrassingly blown from 35 miles of "racing" yesterday, and half the group was just crushing my spirit. At one point I was on the wheel of our new...
05-07-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 63,533
Posted By grolby

Not sure it was a mistake to be honest, you...

Not sure it was a mistake to be honest, you didn't really want to be one of those front groups. They were going real hard. Nice job yesterday.
05-06-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 63,533
Posted By grolby

Myles Standish, Cat 3 and P123. It's nice to get...

Myles Standish, Cat 3 and P123. It's nice to get back out, and overall my fitness is better than expected, but it's all low-end diesel right now. I was able to follow just fine in the Cat 3 race,...
05-04-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,905
Views: 175,337
Posted By grolby

Conventional wisdom would hold that cars are...

Conventional wisdom would hold that cars are necessary on the Cape.
05-04-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 63,533
Posted By grolby

I know I saw this podium shot and have no memory...

I know I saw this podium shot and have no memory of a baby! Wow, shows how observant I am.

(Nice job rubiksoval)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,360
Posted By grolby

Heck I run mine in the dryer (gentle cycle, but...

Heck I run mine in the dryer (gentle cycle, but then I run everything on gentle cycle). Shorts aren't high maintenance at all, and even then most people treat their cycling clothing with a much more...
05-01-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 230,226
Posted By grolby

Everything old is new again, I guess?...

Everything old is new again, I guess? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY3nT6ko0vI

No idea if this is the same race, but there was a Fall River crit for a few years, not so long ago.

Edit: some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,762
Posted By grolby

The issue isn't that I don't understand that. The...

The issue isn't that I don't understand that. The issue is that the sign will flip merely by maintaining the same steering input. "Balancing" vs "unbalancing" inputs are differentiated only by time....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 09:37 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,762
Posted By grolby

A typical bicycle is self-balancing if you give...

A typical bicycle is self-balancing if you give it a good push without a rider, but that has very little to do with how a rider balances on a bicycle. The mass of the rider so much exceeds that of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,762
Posted By grolby

At this point, I can only throw my hands in the...

At this point, I can only throw my hands in the air. You say these actions are as distinct as turning a bolt in different directions. I say they aren't. Every correction becomes an overcorrection,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,762
Posted By grolby

What are we arguing here? I think we're on the...

What are we arguing here? I think we're on the same page. I know what my tire tracks will look like if I make a sharp turn. I'm saying that because balancing and turning a bike is fully internalized,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,762
Posted By grolby

I feel that we're still talking past each other....

I feel that we're still talking past each other. You don't need to distinguish counter-steering from steering in order to talk about it specifically because there's no distinction to be made. There's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,762
Posted By grolby

I suppose it's just my own experience, but I find...

I suppose it's just my own experience, but I find it so very hard to believe these stories. I've never, ever in my life turned my bike in the opposite direction from what I intended. Not even in an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,762
Posted By grolby

Indeed, that is exactly what I'm saying. The...

Indeed, that is exactly what I'm saying. The distinction you make in your earlier post about normal steering being moving the bike underneath your CG and counter-steering moving the bike away from...
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