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Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By pdlamb

Tom, I think you're looking for Da Brim: ...

Tom, I think you're looking for Da Brim:
https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/apparel/head-hands-feet/sp/da-brim-sporty-helmet-visor/

The two people I've seen using them seem to...
11-20-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By pdlamb

For a 1-3 mile commute, the Dane might be right. ...

For a 1-3 mile commute, the Dane might be right.

For even a 7 mile commute, much less longer rides, there's such a thing as bad weather. Could be 55 mph headwind, or a thunderstorm overhead with...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

Yesterday morning, I was dragging. Not the brakes...

Yesterday morning, I was dragging. Not the brakes (I checked), just me. Must have been the leftover Halloween candy -- yesterday morning I was Betty White, last night, after the Snickers bar, was...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By pdlamb

IME, just angling my head down, and looking...

IME, just angling my head down, and looking through the tops of my glasses, will keep fog off my glasses for the better part of a 10 mile commute. In light rain, I can usually make 6-7 miles before...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By pdlamb

A few suggestions: 1. Don't stop in sketchy...

A few suggestions:

1. Don't stop in sketchy areas. (I know, duh.)

2. Lock your bike when you can't see it.

3. Lock your bike at work in such a way that it won't fall over.

4. Uglify that...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 374
Posted By pdlamb

But in light rain, a visor or the brim on a cap...

But in light rain, a visor or the brim on a cap can keep light rain off the lenses!
Forum: Commuting
11-19-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

Back home, back on the bike. Back to wondering,...

Back home, back on the bike. Back to wondering, "Why can't my fair city pave its streets like some other places I've ridden?"

Also, it's cooler. But I skipped the 19F morning here, it was down...
11-19-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By pdlamb

I read the title and thought you had turned the...

I read the title and thought you had turned the tables, and the bicyclist was chasing the dogs.

Oh, well. :(
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,745
Posted By pdlamb

Agreed, TSA is "security theater." I don't know...

Agreed, TSA is "security theater." I don't know how many times I've checked luggage with everything from rubber cement to aftershave in it with nary a squeak. (Also, never an incident in flight,...
11-18-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,737
Posted By pdlamb

My coke bottle bottoms start around $500. Why...

My coke bottle bottoms start around $500. Why not put a decent frame around them?
11-08-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By pdlamb

If you do get it back together, might be a good...

If you do get it back together, might be a good idea to start saving your rides to the SD card ...
11-08-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,901
Posted By pdlamb

Please don't feed the trolls.

Please don't feed the trolls.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By pdlamb

DiabloScott, I kind of like the "ribbons." ...

DiabloScott, I kind of like the "ribbons." They're installed at my work, and it's easy to get three bikes cross-wise on the double top; I suspect this is a little bit more dense bike parking than...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

I've done that occasionally. It's a bit more...

I've done that occasionally. It's a bit more trouble to lug the whole helmet upstairs, rather than slipping the light into a pocket. But the comments I get are worth it sometimes. "Plugging in...
11-08-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,901
Posted By pdlamb

What's under the bumps about an inch outboard of...

What's under the bumps about an inch outboard of the tape?
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By pdlamb

If I'm generous, it's just another startup mail...

If I'm generous, it's just another startup mail order bike and gear site.

Less generous, and watch my credit card statement very carefully. That's the outfit that went bankrupt. Who knows if...
11-07-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By pdlamb

You might take a look at the free clyde jerseys...

You might take a look at the free clyde jerseys sticky thread.
11-07-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By pdlamb

From the cheap seats (I'm cheap enough to...

From the cheap seats (I'm cheap enough to qualify):

Put that tire on the back and keep riding it. Keep an eye on it, and replace it if a bulge develops at the cut. 2.5mm, less than 1/8", is...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

Autumn hasn't been that much to look at here; it...

Autumn hasn't been that much to look at here; it was too dry and hot in September, and too wet in October, for much fall color.

That said, I found a corner where the oaks and maples both managed...
11-05-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,901
Posted By pdlamb

Yes, it's like the difference between store brand...

Yes, it's like the difference between store brand duct tape and Duck(TM) tape.
11-05-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By pdlamb

Mine are in a black plastic garbage bag under my...

Mine are in a black plastic garbage bag under my bed. Black: no light damage. Bag: reduces ozone exposure. Under bed: temperature excursions are minor (compared to the other possible choice, in...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By pdlamb

For two or more bikes, the wave rack (with...

For two or more bikes, the wave rack (with suitable coatings) is hard to beat:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/292x173/bikerack1_50dfa7408bbb680d1f8756a401b9857862b9d6a5.png
...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

Not quite so cool this morning. Somehow the ride...

Not quite so cool this morning. Somehow the ride seemed more crisp, clear, and beautiful than the last week or so. I don't really know what was different -- caught up on my sleep, at ease with work...
11-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,901
Posted By pdlamb

Bar tape tape

I re-wrapped my handlebar this weekend, and didn't finish it with electrical tape -- a first!

After previous wrappings, I'd use the tape included in most bar tape boxes, and then to make sure it...
11-04-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By pdlamb

The point is that your BMR isn't static, and...

The point is that your BMR isn't static, and energy burned through a day is the sum of BMR (for time off the bike) and power expended on the bike.

So you want to figure out how much you burn in a...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By pdlamb

My commuting is better since DST ended (I liked...

My commuting is better since DST ended (I liked it better before the feral congrescritters decided to extend daylight time by a month). I far prefer morning commutes when it's light. At the end of...
11-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By pdlamb

First, thanks for validating my idea that the...

First, thanks for validating my idea that the impetus for this thread was to estimate how much more can be eaten. :)

Second, congratulations on your commuting. You must burn twice as much as I...
11-02-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By pdlamb

Data <> Information, despite what you might hear...

Data <> Information, despite what you might hear today. Data (e.g., I burned 700 calories riding today) is pretty meaningless. Information (e.g., my energy balance of calories consumed vs. burned...
11-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By pdlamb

Well, the best success I've had losing weight...

Well, the best success I've had losing weight involves calculating baseline metabolism (based on body weight), ignoring calories burned off through exercise, and basing my caloric intake on that...
11-01-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By pdlamb

I suspect that, for most people, using a power...

I suspect that, for most people, using a power meter as part of a weight loss plan is a chance to play with a new toy. Racers and long distance tourists might be the exception, as they're likely...
11-01-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,046
Posted By pdlamb

I found one by chance; he put my stent in, and...

I found one by chance; he put my stent in, and turned out to be a cyclist himself. (I've passed him a couple times as we commute to work since then!)

My best idea is to find some cardiac nurses,...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

I had some similar thoughts going through rehab a...

I had some similar thoughts going through rehab a couple years ago. It's tempting to let resentment take over -- why am I here when I've been so good? But then I'd stop to remember that I was still...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

Clearing and windy last night, clear, calm, and...

Clearing and windy last night, clear, calm, and frosty this morning. First day this winter I've worn (1) wool jersey, (2) tights, (3) jacket. I knew I was on the MUP, despite the leaves, when I hit...
10-31-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,162
Posted By pdlamb

Are you sure? Did you ask about his horse's...

Are you sure? Did you ask about his horse's name?

:)
10-31-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By pdlamb

You might also want to look at either a handlebar...

You might also want to look at either a handlebar bag or a trunk bag. Ortlieb, again, makes a great bar bag that'll probably hold a SLR camera and a couple lenses without any problems (depending on...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

So that's what a cold front feels like! Saw...

So that's what a cold front feels like!

Saw a gap in the rain on weather radar this morning, so I hopped on the bike and took off. 40 minutes and 10 miles later, the cold rain caught me half way...
10-31-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By pdlamb

Lesson to be learned is to inspect chains if...

Lesson to be learned is to inspect chains if they're very old.

The chain on my wife's bike broke while her sister was riding it on tour some years back. Bought used, never saw enough use to...
10-31-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,162
Posted By pdlamb

I've always been too excited to pull out a camera...

I've always been too excited to pull out a camera when I see a bear while I'm on a bike.

And the time I stood my ground as the bear walked up the road to within 15 feet? My daughter was behind...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,535
Posted By pdlamb

It's often said that you can go touring on any...

It's often said that you can go touring on any bike. I reckon that includes penny farthings.

Not that I'd recommend a penny farthing. That's mostly a stunt, IMHO, and unless you really enjoy...
10-30-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By pdlamb

Some years back I found some house brand tights...

Some years back I found some house brand tights wandering through REI. These had a water-resistant layer on the front of the thighs that seals off the wind, and reasonably thick pile on the rear and...
10-30-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By pdlamb

The PI gloves look like my <25F gloves, although...

The PI gloves look like my <25F gloves, although I don't recognize all the typing at the end of the name. (Did a cat get loose and walk across a keyboard sometime in the last few years?) I haven't...
10-30-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,046
Posted By pdlamb

This. And if there are no obvious dangers to...

This. And if there are no obvious dangers to worry about, I can start thinking about where to refill water bottles and maybe get a snack.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By pdlamb

I'm all for using stuff that's run to ride. But...

I'm all for using stuff that's run to ride. But I have a hard time using "commute" and "$80 tire" in the same sentence. I spend so much time on my 10 mile commute concentrating on traffic, lights,...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

Got to see the sun for a couple hours yesterday;...

Got to see the sun for a couple hours yesterday; first time since Friday, but it's clouded up again today. Turned chilly, too (glad I got out the winter clothes this weekend!). How did we get the...
10-28-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By pdlamb

Curious what kind of tire and pressure you're...

Curious what kind of tire and pressure you're running? I'd think the flex of a low pressure would crack the relatively inflexible glue patch, and of course high pressure would be even more difficult...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By pdlamb

Yep. Just to expand a bit, check your email until...

Yep. Just to expand a bit, check your email until the sweat is almost dry, then duck into the handicap stall, wip down, put on clean clothes. Mild-mannered cyclist steps into restroom, out steps...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 58,176
Posted By pdlamb

Made a game-time decision (on the way out the...

Made a game-time decision (on the way out the door) to take the rain bike. The heavy mist only lasted a few miles, and then I got a break the rest of the way in. 15 degrees warmer at 54F, so I got...
10-25-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By pdlamb

You've got more stuff than I do. Need to go...

You've got more stuff than I do. Need to go shopping...

:)
10-25-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,649
Posted By pdlamb

Try it. If you like it, you're done. If...

Try it. If you like it, you're done.

If not, it's possible to move all those spacers above the bar -- looks like that'd drop the bars 3" or so. If the stem is a 4-bolt type, that's trivial to...
10-25-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,704
Posted By pdlamb

At least in my area, I've been on most of the...

At least in my area, I've been on most of the roads so I try to "drive" Strava to the best routes. Of course, there are those who are afraid to ride with cars; they don't have a lot of places to...
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