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Forum: Northeast
08-18-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By wphamilton

Mistakes on the ticket are not going to get you...

Mistakes on the ticket are not going to get you out of it. At best it will inconvenience them in serving a warrant for failure to appear, and you don't want to go that route anyway. You aren't...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By wphamilton

Since we bought a new car, around 5 years ago...

Since we bought a new car, around 5 years ago I've driven it to work maybe a dozen times, including driving because of injuries. It's not all that tempting if you enjoy the bike commute, but it's...
08-13-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,403
Posted By wphamilton

Usually that neck pain is from having to hold...

Usually that neck pain is from having to hold your head up at an unaccustomed angle, from having a lower position than usual. In my experience it doesn't take a whole lot of riding in that position...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By wphamilton

I started to make one once - it would be easy to...

I started to make one once - it would be easy to bend a polycarbonate sheet to fit and attach it with sticky velcro. Only 3-4 inches not full face. But in this area it might be useful for a handful...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,183
Posted By wphamilton

Even just gloves the owner might be back around...

Even just gloves the owner might be back around looking for them, so picking them up would be theft. I picked up a blinkie one time - it was only a few days until it slipped off my bike also, which I...
08-11-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,434
Posted By wphamilton

While any given repair may be unpredictable, most...

While any given repair may be unpredictable, most of them took a predictable amount of time in my experience and when I was contracting on-site computer and peripherals service, my recollection is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 30,573
Posted By wphamilton

Eight years since I posted in this thread and I...

Eight years since I posted in this thread and I still have the same attitude and experiences. Although I guess I neglected to ever explain it to my wife and son, since they got all up in arms about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,805
Posted By wphamilton

8 watts for socks, seriously? Is there a rule...

8 watts for socks, seriously? Is there a rule that they have to stop at mid-calf, because you could get 10 if they were longer.

Cut the toes out, slide onto your arms and get 16 watts.
08-05-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,579
Posted By wphamilton

I am more concerned about a serious injury on the...

I am more concerned about a serious injury on the road than I am about dying because it's so much more likely. But that's probably less likely on calm streets than it is on trails and off-road.
08-05-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,434
Posted By wphamilton

Not to defend nor disparage your bike shop, but...

Not to defend nor disparage your bike shop, but expedite fees for anything - especially something that simple - always make me skeptical of the service, for some of the same reasons that you express.
08-05-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 877
Posted By wphamilton

A couple of years ago I got the nagging feeling...

A couple of years ago I got the nagging feeling that my DR hanger was bent, and I worried that it was impacting shifting. Taking it off and laying it on something flat, I could see a warp. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,067
Posted By wphamilton

Anyway, I'm torn between whether it makes more...

Anyway, I'm torn between whether it makes more sense for me to get a lightweight bike or something more aero.


I'm an analytical guy first and for performance for most riders, and most of the...
08-01-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,017
Posted By wphamilton

It's on week 8 since the injury so here's a rough...

It's on week 8 since the injury so here's a rough description of what I went through, maybe 90% back now. I thought about giving detail, but nobody really wants to see that so in more general terms:...
08-01-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By wphamilton

That's no doubt true. But with "bed" being the...

That's no doubt true. But with "bed" being the top culprit for babies, I would be inclined to have a look at it anyway and find out if there is some commonality.


A strong possibility IMO. ...
08-01-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By wphamilton

Sure you'd want to look at the total of injuries...

Sure you'd want to look at the total of injuries from various causes, but that by itself isn't enough to tell you what could reduce the number most effectively. Injuries involving the bed for...
08-01-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By wphamilton

Every day commuter here, since around 2012. Plus...

Every day commuter here, since around 2012. Plus or minus.

To get from 3 days per week to 4 or 5, I advise just a natural progression. Take the day off of commuting when your legs feel weak,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,188
Posted By wphamilton

You can gain even more speed by leaving the map...

You can gain even more speed by leaving the map at home:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1179754-nothing-slows-you-down-more-than-guy-map.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,188
Posted By wphamilton

People aren't offended - I think they're just...

People aren't offended - I think they're just amused about what he ascribed his speed improvements to.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,200
Posted By wphamilton

Set the whole route to a Strava segment and...

Set the whole route to a Strava segment and Strava will show the distance/total time for the segment.
07-26-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,730
Posted By wphamilton

I approach that situation with caution, perhaps...

I approach that situation with caution, perhaps over-cautiously. Not only might they react randomly, but as often as not they'll split with oncoming pedestrians to pass or go for a "daring" pass with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By wphamilton

Well something like this would be taller, and a...

Well something like this would be taller, and a tire that's stiffer on the tread than the sidewall could be wider, but generally just assume a circular cross section for road bike tires.
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07-25-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,698
Posted By wphamilton

I've never carried anything but straight water in...

I've never carried anything but straight water in my water bottles. I drink only water with meals also - just somehow fell out of the cola/tea/juice habit years ago.

Coffee all day long though,...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,120
Posted By wphamilton

I don't do the mileage leaderboard posts because...

I don't do the mileage leaderboard posts because it's always the same for me, the last 4/5 years: 3650 miles/year commuting. A little under 16 per day, less if I take more surface streets.

For...
07-25-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By wphamilton

My recent fall and injury was an accident, but...

My recent fall and injury was an accident, but it's whichever you decide at your sole discretion.

I sought advice, medical and other, before getting back on the bike. But in the end it is my...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By wphamilton

When I began, knowing almost nothing about bikes,...

When I began, knowing almost nothing about bikes, I followed the general advice and called every bike shop in the area. None of them had a used bike, period. That avenue did not exist. Looking at...
07-21-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By wphamilton

OK I'll admit it, I have selected gears for no...

OK I'll admit it, I have selected gears for no other reason than to distribute wear. I don't shift as much as most, and sometimes I don't "shift" mentally from my fixed gear to road bike and might...
07-21-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,283
Posted By wphamilton

It's true, illegal to ride in the sidewalk in...

It's true, illegal to ride in the sidewalk in Georgia except where marked otherwise. However I've never seen nor heard of that being enforced. So I don't consider it a real law - not enforced and...
07-21-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,179
Posted By wphamilton

I've really enjoyed my fixed gear for the past...

I've really enjoyed my fixed gear for the past several years, almost all of it on commuting rides. But I have to say, I've flipped it to the freewheel side and may never go back. Having apparently...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,200
Posted By wphamilton

Cadence is funny in that it's hard to get a...

Cadence is funny in that it's hard to get a precise feel for it, even counting and timing it, until you have a cadence sensor. But when you do have the sensor, after maybe even just a week of that...
07-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,822
Posted By wphamilton

So the child was walking, literally a pedestrian...

So the child was walking, literally a pedestrian in the crosswalk, when he was struck by the truck.

Talking about helmet laws only obscures the very real problems that allowed this to happen, and...
07-20-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,601
Posted By wphamilton

Patting the hip, by some "serious" roadies, ...

Patting the hip, by some "serious" roadies, means go ahead and draft. Pointing down may have been her embellishment giving you permission to move up closer.

I'd have taken it to be a request to...
07-19-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By wphamilton

Close but not perfect, since we have an order of...

Close but not perfect, since we have an order of operations ambiguity with the serial division. 28/38/48 could be 35.4 if you go right to left instead of left to right. Just to add some more nerdy...
07-19-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,817
Posted By wphamilton

Yep. I'd say he was 90% correct not 100%, because...

Yep. I'd say he was 90% correct not 100%, because I see a strong drop-off in the number of cyclists out when the temperatures rise.
07-19-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,817
Posted By wphamilton

It's never been too hot for me to ride, since...

It's never been too hot for me to ride, since I've lived here in Georgia. It's very seldom hotter than high 90's. As long as I keep moving and have enough water I'm generally OK.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,120
Posted By wphamilton

So far all the thunderstorms have missed me this...

So far all the thunderstorms have missed me this week, which I pretty much expected from the forecast. Less than .5" in a day usually leaves me gaps enough. The irony is that after a rain has been...
07-19-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,646
Posted By wphamilton

Can the coop negotiate to pick up only the bikes...

Can the coop negotiate to pick up only the bikes they want, and the University take the rest to recycle? They'd still get their press, you'd get free bikes.

No one should complain if all they're...
07-19-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By wphamilton

To be fair there's not a whole lot of difference....

To be fair there's not a whole lot of difference. No top gear and the 22 for a steep hill and that's about it.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,120
Posted By wphamilton

At least the rain tends to cool it down. This...

At least the rain tends to cool it down. This isn't as bad as it looks - because not that much water - but I just don't like seeing the thunderstorm icons for every day.

The humidity though, like...
07-16-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,283
Posted By wphamilton

You're making no sense, but that's your...

You're making no sense, but that's your prerogative I guess. I'm cool with that.
07-16-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,428
Posted By wphamilton

Try screwing the B-screw in from the inside,...

Try screwing the B-screw in from the inside, rather than the outside, to get a little more adjustment out of it.
07-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,283
Posted By wphamilton

I consider improving maximal oxygen uptake a...

I consider improving maximal oxygen uptake a normal part of fitness training. Not to "max out your fitness" as you put it. Completely different IMO.
07-16-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,283
Posted By wphamilton

Increase maximal oxygen uptake capacity. Fitness...

Increase maximal oxygen uptake capacity. Fitness is an end in itself.
07-15-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,829
Posted By wphamilton

Different gears, start of the ride and later?

Different gears, start of the ride and later?
07-14-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,317
Posted By wphamilton

I don't know which one you mean but this one has...

I don't know which one you mean but this one has worked great for me. It was more of a splurge than "cheap" from my perspective, but cheaper than some I guess.
...
07-14-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,829
Posted By wphamilton

It's a few dollars more if you don't replace the...

It's a few dollars more if you don't replace the chains. Assuming $8-$9 chains and $15 cassettes and my usual wear and tear.

It's only a few dollars though, and I don't bother scrubbing my chains...
07-12-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,829
Posted By wphamilton

I thought I did give you numbers already, but...

I thought I did give you numbers already, but here's a few more details. Keeping in mind that this is all "ballpark" range.

A fixed gear drive train in good condition is 98%-99% efficient.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,120
Posted By wphamilton

Coming up to the last left turn, I see one car...

Coming up to the last left turn, I see one car coming up in the far left lane and the other two lanes are clear. So I wait over in my bike lane for him to get by, and wait ... for some reason the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,297
Posted By wphamilton

I also tried Glympse which does the trick, but it...

I also tried Glympse which does the trick, but it didn't take long to realize that she never clicked on the Glympse map. It's when you're unexpectedly late, or maybe doing errands, that it matters....
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 39,120
Posted By wphamilton

Good, at least something good can come from it. ...

Good, at least something good can come from it. I thought for 2 years that I was careful enough on the FG for it not to be a serious problem, but it only takes a moment.
07-11-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,411
Posted By wphamilton

Yes, you can see the cars coming and dodge if you...

Yes, you can see the cars coming and dodge if you need to, and you don't have to keep looking over your shoulder for right-turning cars at every intersection. But I do it too because I like to take...
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