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10-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 43
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Peak larch is upon us

The alpine variety is mostly at peak color near Washington Pass. There are plenty of stragglers that should hit their full potential mid-week. The coming weekend is probably the last chance. ...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Seattle Forrest

https://youtu.be/EIs0KMFJvWE Tell you a...

https://youtu.be/EIs0KMFJvWE

Tell you a little story and it won't take long
'Bout a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe his corn
The reason why I never could tell
For that young man was always well
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I spent a joyful hour hiking in falling snow...

I spent a joyful hour hiking in falling snow yesterday. Several hours hiking, the weather kept changing. Pics to follow.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The irony in the contradiction here made my lol. ...

The irony in the contradiction here made my lol. People don't get enough exercise (and road cyclists are especially prone to osteoporosis) and I refuse to lift a weight! ;)
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Kindling. 🔥

Kindling. 🔥
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 260
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I wore down while I hiked in snow and ice today,...

I wore down while I hiked in snow and ice today, the smaller lake was frozen enough to walk on. Three layers including down to take night pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Please tell me it came with a sword!

Please tell me it came with a sword!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You should tell him this. Tell him to eat less,...

You should tell him this. Tell him to eat less, and start going to a gym too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Seattle Forrest

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Electric Bikes are the Future of Transportation...

Electric Bikes are the Future of Transportation (https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/10/20904414/electric-bikes-ebike-guide-rideables-battery-how-to-buy-price)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Probably. Less powerful for sure, but he looks...

Probably. Less powerful for sure, but he looks like he could maybe bench his rear wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 944
Posted By Seattle Forrest

On the other hand, skinny people tend to...

On the other hand, skinny people tend to generally be spinners, and bigger people tend to be mashers, not always but in general. 450w is 450w, but to do it at 110 rpm vs 55, there's going to be a lot...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 260
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Brrr! Make a fire, drink hot chocolate, huddle...

Brrr! Make a fire, drink hot chocolate, huddle in a down sleeping bag with three dogs.

I hope you make it.
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Jim from Boston This isn't a bike commuting...

Jim from Boston

This isn't a bike commuting thread. This is a joy at the progression of the seasons thread. Winter is when the mountains put on their finest white, the sky takes on a pastel hue...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Well, this will put an end to close passes,...

Well, this will put an end to close passes, you'll just have to worry about them falling out of the sky on you.
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 212
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I need to call the ranger station today and find...

I need to call the ranger station today and find out whether there's too much snow to drive to Harts Pass or Tiffany Springs. I'm not even sure which ranger district Tiffany is.
10-11-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's one grocery store I do a lot of shopping...

There's one grocery store I do a lot of shopping at because they'll let me leave the bike inside while I shop, and security will keep an eye on it. They're a little more expensive that Safeway, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,391
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'll be skiing.

I'll be skiing.
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't...

I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe corn. In September there came a big frost and all the young man's corn was lost.
10-11-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If this is for commuting, can you lock the lock...

If this is for commuting, can you lock the lock to a post at work so you don't have to carry it both ways?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Huh. I always assumed these were gravel tires.

Huh. I always assumed these were gravel tires.
10-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is my experience with Android and Garmin...

This is my experience with Android and Garmin watches. It doesn't matter whether the app is running or not in terms of being able to receive notifications, or sync. There must be a background...
10-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That guy has a really big nose!

That guy has a really big nose!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think you're half right. A lot of people want...

I think you're half right. A lot of people want to ride for various reasons, but are intimidated by hills.

You could use the same logic to say if people wanted a workout they could skip the bike...
10-10-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Building muscle takes a lot of energy. It...

Building muscle takes a lot of energy. It requires stress on your muscles to trigger the process, but the actual building of muscle is an energy intense process. That energy cost is mostly paid for...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Atlas of the Underworld

Here is a fascinating article about plate tectonics, how much this branch of science has changed since the 1960s, and how it's integrated with other sciences. Things like 3D tomo using seismic waves,...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I saw a documentary called Family Guy, it said...

I saw a documentary called Family Guy, it said all alcohol purchases in Texas come with a free firearm. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'd love to see this, too. For average riders,...

I'd love to see this, too. For average riders, not for people who ride in large part for fitness.

But that adds a grand to the price of an already expensive bike, for something that most buyers...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This has pretty much been my experience, too. I...

This has pretty much been my experience, too. I got a flat a year or two ago, tire lost pressure and then sealed, I was able to add some air and continue my ride. Guess you could say I got a softie...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's exactly what they were saying, people are...

That's exactly what they were saying, people are riding longer on average (we're not average in here, "normal" people don't ride centuries, they ride 5 miles), and riding more. People are riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Somebody showed me an article about how eBikes...

Somebody showed me an article about how eBikes improve people's fitness more than regular bike, and that got under my skin. Because it's obviously not true, and Bicycling Magazine shouldn't be lying...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

To be fair, my bike has two motors, I want sold...

To be fair, my bike has two motors, I want sold at first, but it turns out Di2 is fantastic. 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I guess you're right that it's a little silly for...

I guess you're right that it's a little silly for orle to be justifying them here, it's not like anybody needs our permission to ride one.

Some group rides will allow eBikes, some won't. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How does tubeless help if you get attacked by...

How does tubeless help if you get attacked by wolves?
10-09-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Every word of this.

Every word of this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It was a group ride, not a race. You're really...

It was a group ride, not a race. You're really bothered by the fact that people at a ride you weren't even part of rice a type of bike you don't approve of. 🤯

It's not for any of us to say what...
10-09-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Overheating ... there was frost on all the cars...

Overheating ... there was frost on all the cars this morning. Night time lows in the teens F at Harts Pass. ⛄
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Is that long horn saying it doesn't know?

Is that long horn saying it doesn't know?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You can't put the genie back in the bottle. A...

You can't put the genie back in the bottle. A lot of people enjoy riding eBikes. People need to accept that.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

We're not talking about contesting sprints, we're...

We're not talking about contesting sprints, we're getting upset because people ride ebikes at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,832
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't know Campy made steering wheels.

I don't know Campy made steering wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's what home trailers are for. My mom used to...

That's what home trailers are for. My mom used to tow me in a bike trailer as a little kid, and people can't move some apples on a bike? Everyone wants the same results without putting in the effort,...
10-09-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Congratulations on your 110 pound weight loss! ...

Congratulations on your 110 pound weight loss!

I'm not saying you aren't allowed to drink protein shakes. The OP asked about them, and asked why people would not drink them. Nobody else answered...
10-09-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You don't have time to cook dinner but you have...

You don't have time to cook dinner but you have time to blend protein smoothies? I make smoothies sometimes, because I love raspberries, and smoothies satisfy iced cream cravings but are much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Should people give up something they enjoy...

Should people give up something they enjoy instead, when it isn't necessary? :foo: Because people on the internet get their panties in a bunch?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Do you drive a car? I'm assuming you do, even...

Do you drive a car? I'm assuming you do, even though you could get everywhere you ever need to be by bike.
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Seattle Forrest

From a wedding in the North Cascades this...

From a wedding in the North Cascades this weekend. Brrr!

Edit: Oops, these are from last weekend, at the end of September, not the one that just passed.
...
10-09-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The shakes themselves aren't cheap, as you...

The shakes themselves aren't cheap, as you mention. Protein powder is though. I have a tub of it gathering dust, haven't opened it for years. I was thinking when I finished it I'd reuse the...
Forum: Foo
10-08-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 423
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Last place I worked used Fitbit data to get...

Last place I worked used Fitbit data to get reduced health insurance premiums. They ran a contest and gave people a small share of the savings. The receptionist always appreciated an excuse to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

No.

No.
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