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Forum: Touring
07-19-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By pdlamb

Check out...

Check out https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Bottom line, there's some closures you'll have to find a way around.

The path is often muddy after rain, and there's not much in...
07-19-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,618
Posted By pdlamb

I can't remember who said, "Hot is 10 degrees...

I can't remember who said, "Hot is 10 degrees warmer than you're used to." He was spot on, IME.

I can survive anything I've run into for an hour, up to 114F (with a dewpoint down in the 60s). ...
07-19-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 739
Posted By pdlamb

IIRC it was Fred Matheny who prepared for one of...

IIRC it was Fred Matheny who prepared for one of the first RAAM rides using the "attack every climb" method. IIRC^2 his team set the record.

Half a dozen years back I did one of the first ACA...
07-19-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By pdlamb

Theoretically I'm sure this is a good idea. But...

Theoretically I'm sure this is a good idea. But is it possible to get a new high-end toy, I mean tool, and not to spend the next two weeks staring at the output?
Forum: Touring
07-19-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By pdlamb

Don't worry, this is Delta. I'm sure they'll do...

Don't worry, this is Delta. I'm sure they'll do something else within a few weeks.



I think my S&S case is about 17 pounds (naked). As packed, the 24# bike and case (including pump and tools,...
07-19-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By pdlamb

I got a couple from our club a couple years ago. ...

I got a couple from our club a couple years ago. They still work as they did when new, if they're charged and turned on. Our club president caught a very near pass this spring by a guy doing close...
07-19-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,224
Posted By pdlamb

A lady in a brevet control/convenience store out...

A lady in a brevet control/convenience store out in the middle of Nowhere, KY, told us the tale of working at an un-air conditioned factory and people overheating. Management finally started giving...
07-19-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,278
Posted By pdlamb

Ball bearings in their valve caps? Give them...

Ball bearings in their valve caps? Give them four flat tires and see if they're going to get to the next traffic accident for a live update.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Good weather for ducks! Pardon this weather...

Good weather for ducks!

Pardon this weather rant. It's hard to separate "How was your commute?" from "What was the weather like?" since I'm outside experiencing the weather while riding.

While...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Weather was threatening, but this morning's ride...

Weather was threatening, but this morning's ride stayed dry. Good for me, because two trips pushing hard to beat (or at least minimize) the rain yesterday has my legs talking back today.
07-17-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By pdlamb

And it lasts longer than web sites that shut down...

And it lasts longer than web sites that shut down or decide to change "features," the file format is never superseded or becomes unreadable, it's hard to forget the password since it doesn't have...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Light rain when I got up this morning, but the...

Light rain when I got up this morning, but the radar looked like a gap was coming. The rain bike had a flat; do I take the "better" bike or fix the flat? Not much thought needed, but as I rolled out...
07-16-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By pdlamb

I'd agree if the spoke count looked reasonable. ...

I'd agree if the spoke count looked reasonable. 24 spokes, and OP is cracking the rear rim? I'd say it's time for a new wheel with more (32 or 36) spokes.

Oh, and a rear wheel is recommended for...
07-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,278
Posted By pdlamb

Took the words right out of my ... keyboard. ...

Took the words right out of my ... keyboard.

Or treat them like dogs and hit it in the camera with the contents of a water bottle. Containing something sticky and salty.
07-15-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 739
Posted By pdlamb

Reading the title, and noting the forum, I...

Reading the title, and noting the forum, I expected the thread to be about how to train for 6 Gap. My smart-aleck answer was going to be start riding one gap, then two gaps, and keep on going until...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By pdlamb

No, I've never done anything that stupid. ...

No, I've never done anything that stupid.

I'm also not lying through my teeth. :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Beats a week of highs in the 100s, I suppose. ...

Beats a week of highs in the 100s, I suppose.

But I'd say "Yippee!" to that forecast in the same tone I use when I pay my cable bill. They call it WOW! I call it wow...
07-15-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By pdlamb

Tilt the saddle until you don't notice how...

Tilt the saddle until you don't notice how slippery it is?
07-15-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 866
Posted By pdlamb

This is the best reason to pick that bike -- you...

This is the best reason to pick that bike -- you like it and want to ride it.

Congrats!
07-15-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,383
Posted By pdlamb

OP, in your reading have you got to the part...

OP, in your reading have you got to the part where you learn we're each an "experiment of one?"

My expression on reading about higher cadences was the same as your -- "Holy smokes!" But I tried...
07-15-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,339
Posted By pdlamb

I'm surprised nobody else has picked this option,...

I'm surprised nobody else has picked this option, since it seems the best choice to me.

Divert two miles and return? No big deal. Check in with rescue team? There's probably cell service at the...
07-15-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 733
Posted By pdlamb

OCD perhaps, but I log significant maintenance...

OCD perhaps, but I log significant maintenance for all my bikes with a pen in a notebook.

It doesn't warn me when something's wearing out, but it makes me feel a little better when the chunk out...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,755
Posted By pdlamb

15 years of nearly continuous bike commuting. ...

15 years of nearly continuous bike commuting.

I'd tried it a few times, and enjoyed it. The Friday before Katrina hit New Orleans, though, I looked at the gas prices as I rode home and thought,...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Temperature read 68F halfway in. Lovely, I don't...

Temperature read 68F halfway in. Lovely, I don't remember the last time I saw the temp below 70. Downside is the dewpoint had to be close to that.

Looked like it might rain any moment, but it...
07-11-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By pdlamb

Using that math, and since I didn't start eating...

Using that math, and since I didn't start eating more as I increased my cycling (I'm actually eating less now), over the last 15 years, I now should weigh negative 1200 pounds. Since my weight is...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By pdlamb

A. Lighten up. I don't care if you don't have a...

A. Lighten up. I don't care if you don't have a sense of humor, you don't have to demonstrate it repeatedly.



B. Because I personally get more flack from Jeep Cherokee drivers than drivers...
07-11-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By pdlamb

Like BCDrums, I've been riding Speedplay Frogs...

Like BCDrums, I've been riding Speedplay Frogs for 18 years or so. 90,000 miles among three pairs. Wish other bike parts lasted like that "garbage."
07-11-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By pdlamb

Fasting will likely help you lose weight if you...

Fasting will likely help you lose weight if you reduce your overall caloric intake.

Really, you're barking up the wrong tree. Unless you're riding 5-8 hours a day AND restricting calories (no...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By pdlamb

Maybe you meant BMWSkipjack?

Maybe you meant BMWSkipjack?
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By pdlamb

Neglecting maintenance for commuting?

I heard clicking as I started to walk out the door this morning. On checking, I found three of four cleat bolts were a bit loose. It made me think. Coming out of work a couple days ago, my left...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Distracted, no, unattentive driver day today. ...

Distracted, no, unattentive driver day today. Had to brake sharply for the woman (no lady, she!) who decided to pull out of the stop sign instead of waiting for me, the slow bicyclist (who almost...
07-10-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By pdlamb

I normally inject more grease every couple months...

I normally inject more grease every couple months (it's probably time now), and have to rebuild a set of Frogs with new bearings every year, 6,000 miles or so.

Delayed the rebuild too long once...
07-10-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 763
Posted By pdlamb

I had to replace a seat tube once, although my...

I had to replace a seat tube once, although my symptoms weren't as dramatic as yours. First I tried a heavy duty clamp (Surly, perhaps?) Finally I laid a straight edge along the tube, and could see...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Heat adaptation: Maybe I'm getting used to the...

Heat adaptation: Maybe I'm getting used to the heat, or may I'm learning my annual summer lesson. I always carry a water bottle on my commute, and usually take a few sips from it. Today there were...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,615
Posted By pdlamb

T'other one. When it's 35F and raining, I...

T'other one.

When it's 35F and raining, I want it hot.

When it's hot and humid, I want it cold.

Really, I just want it to be 65F and sunny with a 45F dewpoint all the time. Is that too...
07-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By pdlamb

Barely informed guess: M5. If you've got a...

Barely informed guess: M5.

If you've got a hardware store, take it on down. I've got a great local hardware store; they love the challenge of finding the right size bolt, and can usually find one...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By pdlamb

I don't see a low gear in that entire list. If...

I don't see a low gear in that entire list. If you're having problems climbing steep hills, look for a 20 gear inch low -- that's about a 26 tooth (small triple) chain ring and 34 big cassette, or...
07-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By pdlamb

I hope that keeping most of those 10+ hours a...

I hope that keeping most of those 10+ hours a week at moderate intensity will mitigate the Afib risk. No evidence, but let's face it, the evidence is pretty thin for "extreme" exercise causing Afib...
07-09-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,491
Posted By pdlamb

When I started back, I'd ride with one or both...

When I started back, I'd ride with one or both daughters to a bookstore for "coffee" -- iced coffee-flavored beverages which seem to have become even more popular in the last 20 years, but I digress....
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 34,137
Posted By pdlamb

Took the long way around, since my short route...

Took the long way around, since my short route was milled down before repaving last week.

A cooler morning turned out to be less cool with the longer ride -- how'd that happen? It was only 5...
07-09-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By pdlamb

Rather broad brush, stating my experience didn't...

Rather broad brush, stating my experience didn't happen. Were you there when I plugged my 1030 in and didn't see an external drive?

I'm not stating it's your experience, because I don't know what...
07-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,670
Posted By pdlamb

I thought the question was about replacing a...

I thought the question was about replacing a bike: N -1 +1 = N. There's still room in the garage for N+1.



Mine's like that, or George Washington's hatchet. You know the story, this is the...
07-09-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By pdlamb

Were you able to load a route, for example, onto...

Were you able to load a route, for example, onto the GPS? Until I got the smartphone paired, I was unable to mount the GPS as a drive on the computer.
07-08-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By pdlamb

At least when I bought mine, I couldn't access...

At least when I bought mine, I couldn't access anything other than the setup screen until I got it paired with a phone. And that took a bluetooth pairing. Plug it into a computer? It told me to...
07-08-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,712
Posted By pdlamb

I think I'd send a check in with a copy of the...

I think I'd send a check in with a copy of the ticket, and frame the original.
07-08-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,670
Posted By pdlamb

I'm thinking about replacing one, the frame is...

I'm thinking about replacing one, the frame is approaching 50,000 miles. But more to the point, I can't figure out how to clean up the rust around the BB and keep it from coming back. I suppose I...
07-08-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By pdlamb

As noted, the Garmin 1030 requires a smartphone...

As noted, the Garmin 1030 requires a smartphone be paired with it for setup.
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By pdlamb

That looks fairly ancient: down tube shifters,...

That looks fairly ancient: down tube shifters, small cluster...

Have you tried contacting the seller to ask?
07-08-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,712
Posted By pdlamb

On my longest tour (to date), at one point I got...

On my longest tour (to date), at one point I got to thinking: if I crash now, it's could take 15 minutes before someone comes by here, 30 minutes until they get into cell phone range to call for...
07-08-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By pdlamb

If you've got regular bifocals, but don't want to...

If you've got regular bifocals, but don't want to spend the extra for bifocal cycling glasses, the 1030 surely is nice. Some of the smaller and more aerodynamic GPS screens are about the size of a...
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