It wasn't three races over three weeks, it was three races over several months. Top athletes recover quickly and only need months to recover when injured, not from one or two days of racing.
Like many things in life, it's all about context,
If I was going to leave my bike for 2 mins to grab a coffee after a solo ride, I would use the Ottolock.
Apparently you'd prefer to use nothing at all? So you'd rather have no theft deterrent, and no bike, but you would have and extra $50 in your pocket. Yay?
No, this is not a strong lock, but no one is hauling around a 10 lb Kryptonite ball and chain after a solo-ride-with-no-car to get a coffee.
" how does one keep their shoes from filling up, and in turn, your feet going full hypothermic?"
I don't think you can. You either have to:
- wear tall shoes or booties and long pants combo, or
- duct tape booties to your bare shins.
I've tried Velotoze, but they shred too easily.
I tend to wear a winter riding shoe with wool socks, as wool absorbs less water than cotton and still retains some warmth, when wet.
Still have my 20+ YO Control Stix somewhere in my garage. Although I have no idea why.
Planned obsolescence or not, that's why my wife and I upgraded our 8 and 6 YO bikes this year: evolving standards and shrinking parts availability. Sold them to way more casual riders who didn't want to spend a lot, and didn't want a Walmart special. Craigslist FTW.
Couldn't resist, eh? ;)
What kills me is that some voters on the Shore believe think gridlock on the North Shore can be solved in a vacuum by Council and needs to be fixed yesterday. It's the only issue being discussed by all the candidates (development is a byproduct) , and no one really has a clue how to fix it because no one is an traffic engineer and/or urban planner, except Matt Bond. I won't even start into how many levels of gov't own road infrastructure in the DNV.
And I still don't know largely who to vote for. :/
I'm impressed more by the overall myself. In my book, Minaar and Gwin are impressive because of their consistency.
I'd rather the World Champ race be worth 1000 points (or some other significant amnt.) so just about anyone within the top 20, give or take, could win.
So ~$292 CAD, before duty and taxes. I appreciate solid, well made garments, but it ain't for this dad with daycare bills. I'll stick with my $50 6 YO, RF 'plastic bag' jkt, for now. As Señor Major says, it's about the "min-max'ing". I'd also feel pretty stupid about OTB'ing and shredding the elbows of a $300 jkt.
Does Jeff play jazz flute?
Within 24 hrs of moving into my first apartment in MTL (summer 2001) someone broke in, stole my Cove Stiffee, and sweaty Roach Indy shorts I had just worn that morning for a ride around Mt Royal. They didn't touch the pair of Oakleys sitting right next to the shorts. At least they had good taste. Got the bike back, still have it, and the Roach stem and top tube pads too. RIP Ingrid.
A few high school kids ride those bolt-on ICE beaters around my neck of the woods. Not sure whether they like the feel of the always-pinned 0.25 HP throttle, or the screaming popcorn fart noise more. Either way, I don't care for them, especially at 1:30 AM.
True, but the MTB mkt is a few grains of sand to the Moto mkt's sand box, comparatively. And how many LBSs are going to stock parts for a $3-5K (a guess based on a $600 CAD PF BB) MTB drive trains? UCI XC pros want efficiency and have easy access to those parts (Lefty Otcho, CS bits, etc.), while Joe Average MTBer primarily wants durability, affordability, and availability.
Isn't compatible (yet...) with my '18 DPX2. How ironic. Still... intriguing.