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Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 379,186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I hiked at Table Mountain yesterday. Had a loop...

I hiked at Table Mountain yesterday. Had a loop in mind, but I wasn't ready to turn back when I got to what should have been the final trail junction of the day, took the long and scenic route...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 967
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Over socks, but that's mostly just because I'm...

Over socks, but that's mostly just because I'm not a barbarian.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 989
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Passed a guy with Gatorskins on a pair of Zipp...

Passed a guy with Gatorskins on a pair of Zipp 404s. :twitchy:
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I went hiking yesterday. Got snowed on lightly,...

I went hiking yesterday. Got snowed on lightly, on and off throughout the day. Got back to the car in the dark. It was 24 degrees F when I finished.

A foot of snow coming in today, I don't know...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,471
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm curious what kind of experience the people...

I'm curious what kind of experience the people who are so down on electronic shifting have with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,670
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I like the color of the tape but I'd go with a...

I like the color of the tape but I'd go with a different frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,471
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Also an asteroid could fall out of the sky onto...

Also an asteroid could fall out of the sky onto your shifter and kill you. Missed that one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,471
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Ultegra mechanical is really good. It's...

​​​​​​Ultegra mechanical is really good. It's almost never worth replacing a working group set, Di2 is more of a buying (or building) a new bike anyway thing. And mechanical Ultegra is too good to...
10-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,003
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Vaccines aren't cures. If you don't understand...

Vaccines aren't cures. If you don't understand that, you're not qualified to speak on this subject. That won't stop you, anybody can talk about anything no matter how little they know about it, see...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. ...

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. No question about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,471
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Serious answer, about Di2. It shifts really...

Serious answer, about Di2. It shifts really well, probably not better than a well tuned DA mech system, but not worse either. Unlike mech, it never needs adjustment. Your Garmin can show you where...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,471
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Pffft. I have a spare groupset in my left pocket...

Pffft. I have a spare groupset in my left pocket next to the spare frame in the right pocket. The only mechanical problem I can't deal with on the side of the road is a taco'd wheel, but that's ok...
10-19-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I can't really disagree with anything in...

​​​​​​I can't really disagree with anything in this post, but I'd like to say that even if it isn't critical to get a flu shot, you still should. Especially this year; the flu is pretty miserable...
10-19-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,003
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You're putting a lot of faith in this because you...

You're putting a lot of faith in this because you like vitamin d, and you read something that validates that.
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,551
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm voting by mail, as always. My ballot arrived...

I'm voting by mail, as always. My ballot arrived last week, I will drop it off in person at a ballot drop I know is legitimate, and is on a bike loop I enjoy.

My #1...
10-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Sounds like a very well rounded person. ...

Sounds like a very well rounded person.

Also, I just learned the reason pros have people to change their flats for them is because they can't lift a tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I got passed by this guy, checked the fly by...

I got passed by this guy, checked the fly by later and saw he was finishing a century when he passed me. Fly by is for feeling shame.
Forum: Foo
10-16-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The cougar isn't "stalking" him, she's escorting...

The cougar isn't "stalking" him, she's escorting him out the door.

Cats are stealth hunters. If you see one, especially if it knows that you see it, what's going on isn't predation.

Those are...
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Seattle Forrest

So apparently lynx don't come that far south, but...

So apparently lynx don't come that far south, but they do hybridize with bobcats. Maybe this was a blynx! The ear tufts are huge! And it has muttonchops.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,290
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Adding to this, it's been a very long time since...

Adding to this, it's been a very long time since Ultegra was 10 speed. Sooner or later most components will wear out, in several years it'll be harder to find the right replacement parts. (I use an...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Lynx vs rattlesnake

Caught by a trail camera in Angeles National Forest.

https://youtu.be/NNKOr01VRL8
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 976
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Hydrogen atoms are a hoax.

Hydrogen atoms are a hoax.
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Wind storm here in Seattle. I went for a walk, a...

Wind storm here in Seattle. I went for a walk, a large branch came down next to me, I decided it was time to go home. A ~50 foot tree is leaning halfway over, the roots pulled a lot of asphalt out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The used market is crazy in USA because of covid,...

The used market is crazy in USA because of covid, bikes are selling for much higher than they used to. I don't know if that's the case where you are.

I would be hesitant to buy a used carbon bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The tire pressure is too low when either: the...

The tire pressure is too low when either: the bike feels "squishy" to ride, or you start getting pinch flats.

Definitely the front should get less pressure unless you almost always ride a very...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By Seattle Forrest

303 Firecrests are excellent wheels. 👍

303 Firecrests are excellent wheels. 👍
Forum: Foo
10-08-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Do the Angels Landing trail in Zion. I think it...

Do the Angels Landing trail in Zion. I think it connects to the rim trail but it's been a long time for me.
Forum: Foo
10-07-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 379,186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Ragged Ridge larch march yesterday. ...

Ragged Ridge larch march yesterday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50434820967_1ed6d8151e_o_d.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50434820762_10fba64b20_o_d.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
10-05-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't have a jet ski, but I have 3 pairs of...

I don't have a jet ski, but I have 3 pairs of human powered skis. One is the new mohair skin setup, not like climbing skins that you take off at the transition and stuff in your pack, the ones that...
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You've got to see tonight's fiery sunset

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50403447577_91e5440e89_o_d.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50403289311_bedd13cd7f_o_d.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,329
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Great minds think alike. :)

Great minds think alike. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,640
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'll third Power2max. Not from personal...

I'll third Power2max. Not from personal experience, I went with pedals for reasons that don't apply to you. But I did my homework and P2M was a better choice in several ways that probably do apply...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By Seattle Forrest

When coffee makers are demanding a ransom

Fun article about security and the "internet of things." Imagine a world in the distant future when even the terminators have to take a week off from killing humans because Skynet got hit with a...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,640
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Maybe give the wrong password altogether and if...

Maybe give the wrong password altogether and if it comes up, "my bank must have flagged your IP address as suspicious."
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,640
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If I have your bank login info, I can transfer...

If I have your bank login info, I can transfer money out.
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 11:46 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How did you know what groupset the bike had? ...

How did you know what groupset the bike had?

Cervelo makes great bikes. I had a Soloist back in the day, even with 15+ year old tech that thing was fast. I prefer their R and C bikes personally.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I would recommend making that decision before you...

I would recommend making that decision before you buy pedals, cranks, or even wheels, just to avoid spending twice.

A power meter is just a thing that spits out numbers, like rubiksoval says, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Mercer Island is about to lose a revenue source. ...

Mercer Island is about to lose a revenue source. :)
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 379,186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Nearby trail. ...

Nearby trail.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4510/23950605348_319e0e65b2_o_d.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48902066946_e5ed1ab949_o_d.jpg

Sekret "trail" up the road.
...
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 379,186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Heather/Maple Pass larch march a few years ago....

Heather/Maple Pass larch march a few years ago. Almost time to do it all over again. I won't even have to get larch fever this time. :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,009
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a friend who rides out to do Tiger...

I have a friend who rides out to do Tiger regularly from Lake City. It's the only cat 1 climb I could think of in riding distance. :)

I've only got one bike, and I use tires that measure out to 33...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,009
Posted By Seattle Forrest

surak I feel the same way about driving to, say,...

surak I feel the same way about driving to, say, Tiger Mountain. It's real worth driving to Rainier or Washington Pass to ride though. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,903
Posted By Seattle Forrest

As long as you don't go down to the point where...

As long as you don't go down to the point where it gets squishy, supple tires can better deform to the road surface with lower pressure.
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Think snow. :)

Think snow. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,025
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I shift a **** ton more often now than I did the...

I shift a **** ton more often now than I did the month I got this bike. That tells me Di2 was a good buy for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,009
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Nobody who doesn't race wants to go fast because...

Nobody who doesn't race wants to go fast because you deleted your strava? :foo:

It's fine if you don't appreciate the benefits of things like aero gear and good tires. You don't have to. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,216
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Someone explain to me riding without goggles.

Someone explain to me riding without goggles.
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 836
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's a Jeep thing

Bike trail in southern California.

https://www.thedrive.com/content-b/message-editor%2F1600803248151-stuckjeep2.jpg?quality=60
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,025
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm so glad this came up. I had no idea this...

I'm so glad this came up. I had no idea this existed. Thanks so much for posting! 🙂
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