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01-19-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By canklecat

Newer wireless bike computers add several...

Newer wireless bike computers add several advantages over models like the CatEye Padrone, for the same money. Even if a cyclist doesn't think he needs GPS tracking, sensors for heart rate, speed,...
01-19-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By canklecat

Standing to pedal takes practice and better...

Standing to pedal takes practice and better conditioning. It's often harder on the leg muscles, especially for folks who can spin fast to compensate for using relatively easier gears. Standing...
01-19-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By canklecat

Check out the Drift Ghost X and other Drift...

Check out the Drift Ghost X and other Drift cameras. I bought a Ghost X in early September 2019 to replace an aging Ion Speed Pro that wouldn't hold a charge. I liked the Ghost X so well I bought...
01-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By canklecat

The only Sakae Low Fat pedals I've used were the...

The only Sakae Low Fat pedals I've used were the plastic versions that came with my early '90s Univega. They were mediocre and probably a detriment to the reputation of the model name. Probably...
Forum: Foo
01-18-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By canklecat

I swiped the wrong way on a princess who was heir...

I swiped the wrong way on a princess who was heir to a fortune in gold bullion, hidden by her deposed father. Missed my chance.

Semi-seriously, my old iPhone mostly gets spam and scam calls and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,248
Posted By canklecat

Check out the Spotti brand bibs with capri length...

Check out the Spotti brand bibs with capri length legs with the white stripe (https://www.amazon.com/Spotti-Cycling-Shorts-Breathable-Bicycle/dp/B07MSHTZ6D). It appears to be affiliated with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,248
Posted By canklecat

I just got a bottle of Rock "N" Roll Absolute Dry...

I just got a bottle of Rock "N" Roll Absolute Dry this week. At first I thought it was just another version of paraffin in naptha. But after trying it and feeling it on my fingers, I'm wondering...
01-17-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By canklecat

Biggest change was switching from spinning to...

Biggest change was switching from spinning to mashing. And more leg exercises. I'd always been a spinner, even back in the 1970s. Just seemed to suit my natural rhythm and bird legs.

But I was...
01-17-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By canklecat

Flitz makes polishes for pretty much every...

Flitz makes polishes for pretty much every material, including polycarbonate, acrylics, eyewear, etc.
01-17-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 891
Posted By canklecat

Check out the XOSS bike computers...

Check out the XOSS bike computers (https://smile.amazon.com/stores/node/20793429011?_encoding=UTF8&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=XOSS&ref_=bl_dp_s_web_20793429011), especially the relatively less...
01-16-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By canklecat

Regarding methodical training, the only metrics I...

Regarding methodical training, the only metrics I pay attention to are heart rate, heart rate variation, blood pressure and how I feel. Adding HRV measurements have helped. There are some free apps....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By canklecat

I have fewer problems with traffic at night. As...

I have fewer problems with traffic at night. As other folks noted, we seem to pop into their attention more readily with lights.

I wear helmet mounted lights too, usually set to blinky mode....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I noticed that sale price on the POC Omne...

Yup, I noticed that sale price on the POC Omne Air Spin after I paid full price back in the summer. Good helmet. Mainly a commuter type helmet but with outstanding ventilation, so it's a better buy...
01-16-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,822
Posted By canklecat

Zombie thread revival time (yeah, yeah, I know,...

Zombie thread revival time (yeah, yeah, I know, there are no zombie threads on C&V, only classic and vintage threads that get dusted off).

Does anyone have any long term user reports on those...
01-16-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 76,267
Posted By canklecat

That's why this is such a good forum. And...

That's why this is such a good forum.

And there are no zombie threads in C&V. Only classic and vintage threads dusted off for an overdue ride around the block.
01-16-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By canklecat

Hardest thing for me to acknowledge after hitting...

Hardest thing for me to acknowledge after hitting 60 was that I needed rest. Not just wanted a rest, or a little sleep. But I couldn't function without it. I'd gone for decades with relatively little...
01-16-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,335
Posted By canklecat

My rhetorical questions... [/list] ...were...

My rhetorical questions...

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...were to point out that empirical evidence is a valid basis for further analysis. There's a gray zone between anecdotal and empirical, in terms of scientific...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By canklecat

If you're using Look cleats with plenty of float...

If you're using Look cleats with plenty of float that tends to make some adjustments a little less critical. Works for me, and I have very picky feet and knees. My other bike/shoes with Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,248
Posted By canklecat

Welp... I must be a sucker. I bought a second...

Welp... I must be a sucker. I bought a second XOSS G+ the same day I spent getting p!$$3d trying to set up that XOSS computer, swearing I was gonna return it. Then I finally figured out how to...
01-16-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By canklecat

A local friend already looks like The Dude from...

A local friend already looks like The Dude from The Big Lebowski, and his Zwift avatar enhances that appearance. It's kinda funny, especially with his choice of avatar bike -- it appears to be a...
01-16-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 903
Posted By canklecat

Yup, that's something I've considered when...

Yup, that's something I've considered when mounting lights or a camera on my helmet. Especially after a helmet saved my noggin in 2018 when I was hit by a car. That was one of the rare occasions I...
01-15-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,335
Posted By canklecat

Appeal to authority is a logical fallacy. ...

Appeal to authority is a logical fallacy.

That's a blog piece, an opinion by a doctor, not a peer reviewed research paper. It takes no position, other than positing a vague skepticism that can be...
01-15-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,335
Posted By canklecat

There are some common differences of opinion...

There are some common differences of opinion between cannabis users and experts who write about cannabis. The administration route and effectiveness is one of the most common points of contention.
...
01-15-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like the POC Crane helmet. Not enough...

Sounds like the POC Crane helmet. Not enough vents to use Velcro straps or something similar to temporarily attach lights.

Many accessory manufacturers use 3M VHB tape, a very secure, durable...
01-15-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By canklecat

My cranks range from 170 to 175. The only...

My cranks range from 170 to 175. The only difference I notice is I tend to mash more with longer cranks, and spin more with shorter cranks. I'd probably prefer 172.5 for all of my bikes, but not...
01-15-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 56,297
Posted By canklecat

I'm not as hot on The Expanse as some friends....

I'm not as hot on The Expanse as some friends. But it has its moments. The darker stuff about the protomolecule is pretty good. At the opposite extreme, Miller starts off as a bad caricature of a...
01-15-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By canklecat

MDMA and dubstep.

MDMA and dubstep.
01-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By canklecat

Saddle adjustment is for optimal ergonomic...

Saddle adjustment is for optimal ergonomic pedaling -- knees, hips, lower back, etc. -- not for issues with the hands or upper body.

Flat bars, arced and slight riser bars are great for handling....
01-14-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 56,297
Posted By canklecat

That was my first impression of Amos in The...

That was my first impression of Amos in The Expanse. But his character developed pretty well so I got over it.

Ditto, Eliot Spencer in Leverage. But the entire premise of the show was that each...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,757
Posted By canklecat

Two, for now. I still prefer Look or Shimano...

Two, for now. I still prefer Look or Shimano SPD-SL cleats, although they're not good for walking.

Scott Road Pro, which are well ventilated summer shoes -- basically sandals with rigid soles and...
01-14-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Outbound Lighting and similar lights,...

Ditto, Outbound Lighting and similar lights, especially for off-road nighttime riding. I'm considering those myself. For a few years I've mounted two headlights on my handlebar for a broader beam so...
01-14-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By canklecat

Separation between two or more lights is more...

Separation between two or more lights is more important than the size or shape. On a bike it's seldom practical to install motor vehicle type lights -- too bulky and heavy, and they need too much...
01-14-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 238
Posted By canklecat

I haven't disassembled my DT Swiss 240 freehub...

I haven't disassembled my DT Swiss 240 freehub yet so this thread will help me as well. That entire bike the wheel came from is currently disassembled for servicing, but I haven't tackled the hubs...
01-14-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 903
Posted By canklecat

For night rides I often use two headlights on the...

For night rides I often use two headlights on the bike, a taillight, and lightweight to-be-seen lights front and rear on my helmet. Due to a neck injury I can't take too much weight on the helmet so...
01-14-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 598
Posted By canklecat

According to a fairly recent trend, heart rate...

According to a fairly recent trend, heart rate variability can help identify training and recovery problems that may not manifest obviously enough just going by how we feel.

I was skeptical about...
01-14-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By canklecat

That looks like a tough climb, steeper toward the...

That looks like a tough climb, steeper toward the end.

Video and audio lost sync. Did YouTube do that? I've noticed that on other uploads to YouTube, even when the original was synced.

Looks...
01-13-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,519
Posted By canklecat

Pretty cool. And I thought the titanium American...

Pretty cool. And I thought the titanium American Classic seatpost on my '93 Trek 5900 was techy.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,248
Posted By canklecat

XOSS G+ computer. Cheapest I could find that...

XOSS G+ computer. Cheapest I could find that includes GNSS, Bluetooth and ANT+. Ask me later if it actually works.

But the reviews were no worse than those for any sub-$100 computer, including...
Forum: Foo
01-13-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By canklecat

Same. If Rush had peaked a few years earlier...

Same. If Rush had peaked a few years earlier during my prog rock phase I'd have them on endless replay alongside Emerson Lake and Palmer. And I still enjoy ELPs interpretation of Mussorgsky's...
01-12-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7,720
Views: 3,960,961
Posted By canklecat

Rush. Well, sorta. I'm not really a big fan of...

Rush. Well, sorta. I'm not really a big fan of Rush. But I am of Neil Peart, their recently deceased drummer.

Peart had a reputation for being cerebral, introspective and a bit eccentric. This...
01-12-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,060
Posted By canklecat

^^This^^ x1000. Nothing will change until the...

^^This^^ x1000. Nothing will change until the dominant paradigm changes from "accident" to negligence and consequences for harming others who are lawfully using shared infrastructure, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By canklecat

Friday: 29 miles, mostly north/south routes to...

Friday: 29 miles, mostly north/south routes to push into stiff headwind and enjoy the tailwind on the return trip. Good for the legs.
Saturday: Couple of hours on the indoor trainer doing intervals,...
01-12-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By canklecat

Oh, yeah, don't overlook Rosarito-Ensenada and...

Oh, yeah, don't overlook Rosarito-Ensenada and Mexicali-San Felipe rides in Baja. Those were always fun ride/party events.
01-12-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By canklecat

Sausage and muffin top scooter trash fest, as my...

Sausage and muffin top scooter trash fest, as my friend said. She's self-described scooter trash, and sometime model for an infamous outlaw biker magazine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 714
Posted By canklecat

Valid concern. Particularly with scented candle...

Valid concern. Particularly with scented candle wax and others softened with additives to enhance burning with less dripping or unburned wax residue.

With that type of candle wax melted into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,224
Posted By canklecat

I have trespassed on blocked new roads to claim...

I have trespassed on blocked new roads to claim them.
I have Idaho Stopped.
I have filtered through traffic, risking the wrath of the passive-aggressive Texas driver's accidentally-on-purpose...
01-12-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By canklecat

Burning Man...

Burning Man (https://journal.burningman.org/2018/08/black-rock-city/survive-and-thrive/happy-together-bicycles-and-burning-man/).
...
Forum: Foo
01-12-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 751
Posted By canklecat

Keep some boxes of baking soda handy too. A...

Keep some boxes of baking soda handy too. A couple of times I've grabbed fire extinguishers to put out kitchen fires in neighbor's apartments and the extinguishers were duds. I've extinguished oven...
01-12-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By canklecat

My pre-ride meal is usually oatmeal with a couple...

My pre-ride meal is usually oatmeal with a couple of eggs whisked in before cooking. Dash of cinnamon, a few other spices. Makes a custard type texture and flavor. Add some butter and sliced banana....
Forum: Foo
01-11-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 751
Posted By canklecat

And many folks don't realize how dangerous...

And many folks don't realize how dangerous firefighting can be. Years ago as a newspaper reporter I covered the local police and fire beat. The fire chief at that time was among the best respected in...
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