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09-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By wgscott

Fire

Fire
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By wgscott

https://www.benscycle.com/tubus-cosmo-stainless-re...

https://www.benscycle.com/tubus-cosmo-stainless-rear-rack/rear_mount_rack_tubus__841-128/product

Use the BikeSnob coupon, and it will be about the same.
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

That was a month ago. Our house survived. About...

That was a month ago. Our house survived. About 1000 in the area did not. We just got electricity back yesterday. To say that this has been a nightmare of biblical proportion would be an...
09-15-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,967
Posted By wgscott

We got electricity back. There has been a...

We got electricity back. There has been a massive PGE deployment for the last 4 weeks
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By wgscott

They indeed are heavier, but the half-pound of...

They indeed are heavier, but the half-pound of extra fat on my arse is likely a bigger problem than the bike part that abutts it. (Pun intended.)
09-12-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,967
Posted By wgscott

Thanks, but ... it is intact. (We thought it was...

Thanks, but ... it is intact. (We thought it was gone for about 10 days.). Most of the area I live in is a disaster.
09-12-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,917
Posted By wgscott

That's why the mega-fires in Oregon are...

That's why the mega-fires in Oregon are interesting. The climate used to be cool, damp and rainy, which helped to contain wildfires. It provides a good control with respect to climate change vs...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By wgscott

To me, at least, the Sella Anatomica saddle feels...

To me, at least, the Sella Anatomica saddle feels more like a B17 than does the Berthaud, whose shape is quite different. My Sella Anatomica has almost the same width and profile as the Brooks B17; ...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By wgscott

Great review. I got this one, for the best...

Great review.

I got this one, for the best of both worlds:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/rh_1467_sq062220_wm062220_8e9bcb09076e3be638d0234e4a1fad6a7ff6ece0.jpg
09-11-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By wgscott

I agree. It is much more plausible to...

I agree. It is much more plausible to pre-suppose it is intentional.
09-11-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By wgscott

Spike Lee came up with that 4 years ago.

Spike Lee came up with that 4 years ago.
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,189
Posted By wgscott

A lot of what is around here looks like a...

A lot of what is around here looks like a controlled burn, but on the ridges things clearly got much much hotter. I think one of the main reasons my house survived is because the street name has the...
09-11-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

This will work: ...

This will work:

https://www.hopetech.com/products/brakes/road/rx4-flatmount-front-caliper/
09-04-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,771
Posted By wgscott

I did this when I turned 50. My only regret was...

I did this when I turned 50. My only regret was putting it off that long.
Forum: Foo
09-03-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By wgscott

My entry is called "You can't go home again." I...

My entry is called "You can't go home again." I used the "lightning strike" one-click setting.

...
09-01-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,967
Posted By wgscott

It was fine. The smoke wasn't even that bad. ...

It was fine. The smoke wasn't even that bad.

The burn areas I went by on the way up looked like it was primarily undergrowth, and the trees for the most part looked ok. I took a different route...
09-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,967
Posted By wgscott

The smoke in Santa Cruz seems to be better,...

The smoke in Santa Cruz seems to be better, according to my nose and Purple Air, than in much of the Bay Area. I think I am going to try to ride in and see what is going on with my house. That will...
08-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 584
Posted By wgscott

The calipers are fine, and you can put Shimano...

The calipers are fine, and you can put Shimano pads in them. The levers are in some ways superior to Shimano.
08-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,056
Posted By wgscott

Every Scott bike has my last name on the frame. ...

Every Scott bike has my last name on the frame.

My custom bike has the name and signature of the guy who made it.
08-29-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,721
Posted By wgscott

Just remember, if it wasn't for carbon, your...

Just remember, if it wasn't for carbon, your steel bike would be a bunch of iron pipes.
08-29-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By wgscott

The aluminum fork is a head-scratcher.

The aluminum fork is a head-scratcher.
Forum: Foo
08-28-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,189
Posted By wgscott

My house is still standing, remarkably. The...

My house is still standing, remarkably. The distance between my house and my mailbox is larger than the distance from the mailbox to the fire-line. Many of my friends and colleagues lost their...
08-27-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By wgscott

Looks like we dodged a bullet this time, but too...

Looks like we dodged a bullet this time, but too many friends and colleagues lost their homes to take any solace.
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

Somebody buy that guy some better beer for me.

Somebody buy that guy some better beer for me.
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

Somebody buy this guy a beer for me.

Somebody buy this guy a beer for me.
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, the winds and T-storms never materialized. ...

Yeah, the winds and T-storms never materialized.

House appears to be there still, if I can believe (the unchanged) fire map.
Forum: Foo
08-23-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Twin Gates, UCSC
08-23-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By wgscott

I managed to get 5 bikes out, including my 1987...

I managed to get 5 bikes out, including my 1987 Bianchi you folks helped me out with a few years ago. (Actually, I evacuated it twice. I returned it after an optimist very temporarily convinced me...
08-21-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,967
Posted By wgscott

I have no clue. There is a (tiny) chance that the...

I have no clue. There is a (tiny) chance that the house is still there. No way to get in. AAA contacted me already, so I just need to call them back. I actually got the car packed a day or so before...
Forum: Foo
08-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

If somehow my home is ok it is because it...

If somehow my home is ok it is because it randomly didn't burn. My next-door neighbor, who is a bit of a bad-ass-nerd-type, snuck back in and said the structure was still standing (no idea if that...
Forum: Foo
08-18-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

I'm now at the same motel we were booked into 22...

I'm now at the same motel we were booked into 22 years ago when I was first moving here. Things are going full circle. The fire is 2 miles away as the vulture flies, and it is raining ash. We decided...
08-17-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,967
Posted By wgscott

We've got one closing in on us now. Generating my...

We've got one closing in on us now. Generating my own power. Just waiting for the evacuation order. Lots of smoke and air traffic. PG&E won't repair our power line because it is in the fire zone. I...
Forum: Foo
08-17-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,371
Posted By wgscott

The novelty of California is beginning to wear off

California Reaming

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are in flames)
And the sky is orange (and the sky is smokey grey)
I've been for a walk (I've had a protracted cough)
On a summer's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By wgscott

Panaracer manufactures the Rene Herse tires, so...

Panaracer manufactures the Rene Herse tires, so there is a reason for that similarity.
08-12-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,671
Posted By wgscott

fify

fify
08-12-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,158
Posted By wgscott

Our one experience with Canyon is that they stand...

Our one experience with Canyon is that they stand by their warranty, repeatedly. On the other hand, after the third replacement (two rear triangles, one cracked carbon main frame), we cut our losses...
08-09-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,626
Posted By wgscott

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a...

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a neurosurgeon, it is chump change.
08-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,626
Posted By wgscott

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able
08-08-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,969
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it...

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it than that.
08-07-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,969
Posted By wgscott

A third of my students can't read the time off of...

A third of my students can't read the time off of an analog clock.
08-07-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,969
Posted By wgscott

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to...

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to Santa Crud.

For me, the solution was to move to the region boasting "no cell phone service." I don't have to worry about distracted drivers...
08-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,743
Posted By wgscott

Neither do I. I just spent the last 6 years...

Neither do I.

I just spent the last 6 years on an NIH grant review panel, and observed that the people who print out the proposals and write all over them were almost invariably far more on top of...
08-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By wgscott

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am...

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am interested in hearing your comparisons.

The only issue I have had with the Sella Anatomica is that the edge of the leather on mine is a bit sharp,...
08-05-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 717
Posted By wgscott

I went through this a couple of years ago. It...

I went through this a couple of years ago. It came down to the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 vs. One-Up. Both are platform racks that have two major advantages: (1) They don't touch anything but the wheels on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it...

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it looks like new fork day to me.

If it is indeed new, I would put away the saw and see about warranty replacement.
08-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By wgscott

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.
08-02-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,743
Posted By wgscott

Also, if someone argues being ordered to put on a...

Also, if someone argues being ordered to put on a mask is a form of tyranny and oppression, and someone else counters, "no, it is a science-based public health directive", the respondent isn't...
08-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,743
Posted By wgscott

I think, fundamentally, the collective IQ of the...

I think, fundamentally, the collective IQ of the body politic of the US has uniquely regressed to the point where a large percentage of the population now view science as nothing more than an...
07-30-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,018
Posted By wgscott

If we all put him on ignore, we don't even have...

If we all put him on ignore, we don't even have to read his stuff when it is quoted.

Kind of like herd immunity.

Except different.
07-25-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By wgscott

Try (before you buy) a significantly different...

Try (before you buy) a significantly different saddle. Since you seem to want to ride more upright, a Brooks B-17 might be a good place to start.

Is your bike frame too big?
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