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10-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,359
Posted By Clyde1820

At least two basic meals daily, often three; and...

At least two basic meals daily, often three; and at least a couple of protein-rich "snacks" in between (mini-meals). Four to five smaller meals/snacks, altogether, and generally 25-30gr protein in...
10-13-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Clyde1820

Truly "high" intensity training can allow an...

Truly "high" intensity training can allow an otherwise fit body to reap a lot of benefits. The body's adaptations can become quite pronounced, in areas of metabolism, cardiovascular fitness, blood...
10-10-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Clyde1820

I've typically done a quality stainless/nickel...

I've typically done a quality stainless/nickel chain, such as some models of the Wipperman Connex line (ie, the 11SX 11spd chain: click...
10-09-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7,565
Views: 1,965,965
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice. I'd drive a bit to pick that up, too. An...

Nice. I'd drive a bit to pick that up, too. An '83 vintage (https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/83brochurePart2.pdf), no less.
10-05-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 133,908
Posted By Clyde1820

vp1337 , well that bike's downright beautiful. ...

vp1337 , well that bike's downright beautiful. Nicely done.
Forum: Foo
10-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,550
Posted By Clyde1820

She's coming on to him, he tells her he likes "to...

She's coming on to him, he tells her he likes "to watch" (by which he means he's trying to watch TV) ... which she takes to mean she should go "solo." Which she proceeds to do, at the side of the...
10-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Clyde1820

I've used these. Smooth, reliable and good...

I've used these. Smooth, reliable and good quality.

JagWire Mountain Pro brake (https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits/2017mountain-pro-brake-kit)

JagWire Pro shift...
Forum: Foo
10-02-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,550
Posted By Clyde1820

"I understand." The "yoga" scene is, um ......

"I understand."

The "yoga" scene is, um ... a scream. :)

Definitely one of my favorite films.
10-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 133,908
Posted By Clyde1820

I wouldn't say it's ruination, but yes it's not...

I wouldn't say it's ruination, but yes it's not my first choice to have a smaller frame but stem/bars with large rise and pull-back. But, short of a frame with custom geometry, I've never had a frame...
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,472,047
Posted By Clyde1820

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster ...

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster


https://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1931-Bugatti-Type-55-Roadster-1-1087x725.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,550
Posted By Clyde1820

Saw those three in a great theater, each of them....

Saw those three in a great theater, each of them. Wonderful anamorphic, razor-sharp wide screen. Allowed for seeing them how the directors intended. The only way to see 'em, the first time.

Saw...
09-28-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,257
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Myself, I find cycling to be a good...

^ This.

Myself, I find cycling to be a good way to "recharge the batteries" and to get across town at the same time. I ride briskly enough to get the heart pumping and cardio going a bit. And I...
09-26-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,099
Posted By Clyde1820

Reduced staffing, at many companies. ...

Reduced staffing, at many companies.

Increased quarantine delays with postal carriers, including international ports and transfer/distribution facilities. Particularly as it's still uncertain how...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,657
Posted By Clyde1820

Sounds like a scam to me. A financial vendor...

Sounds like a scam to me. A financial vendor demanding I provide my full bank account info to some other third party? The hell I will.




Actually, I've experienced one vendor that grabbed the...
09-25-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 133,908
Posted By Clyde1820

Photos: Trek 970 build as upright city bike

Not quite done, yet, and there are the derailleur/shifter parts to get ordered once they're available, but ...

Here are a few photos of the bike, so far.

Will likely need to lop off an inch of...
09-23-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,816
Posted By Clyde1820

Never did ride in "aero" position. Never wanted...

Never did ride in "aero" position. Never wanted to.

Now, it's upright and used for commuting and leisure.

Was extremely fit (great cardio, very strong, flexible) up through the mid-90s or so. ...
09-21-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,485
Posted By Clyde1820

Defensive driving has its place. In similar...

Defensive driving has its place. In similar situations where either a) someone's coming rapidly to an intersection and looks like he/she won't be stopping, or b) a cyclist is coming where in my...
09-21-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Clyde1820

Looks like the U.S. NIH Centers for Disease...

Looks like the U.S. NIH Centers for Disease Control are updating their guidance on the use of masks, based on improved understanding of aerosol transmission.


CDC says coronavirus spreads mainly...
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,472,047
Posted By Clyde1820

Automobili Pininfarina Battista ... A limited run...

Automobili Pininfarina Battista ... A limited run of 150, starting delivery late 2020, ~$2.5M a copy. All electric, carbon chassis and body, 270mi range, zero-to-60mph in 1.8 seconds, zero-to-186mph...
09-20-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice-looking Trek 850, there. Not bad for $30,...

Nice-looking Trek 850, there. Not bad for $30, plus a couple of parts.


Here's a link to gear-calculator.com that can show what a comparison between the 48T and 38T chainrings and the 7spd 14-32T...
09-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 133,908
Posted By Clyde1820

bOsscO , well that's downright beautiful, right...

bOsscO , well that's downright beautiful, right there. Great shade of purple.
09-15-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,703
Posted By Clyde1820

It's been a dozen or so years since I was last on...

It's been a dozen or so years since I was last on a boat. Owned a 22-footer for puttering about the bay, about 30yrs ago. Learned on small "Sunfish" type and other 10-14ft sailboats.

Something...
09-13-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,116
Posted By Clyde1820

Forty years ago, I lived in a place that was a...

Forty years ago, I lived in a place that was a "concrete jungle" with very few easily-accessed trails, and (to my knowledge) zero gravel roads. Almost everything was a basic asphalt or concrete...
09-13-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7,565
Views: 1,965,965
Posted By Clyde1820

Heck of a buy, for CAD$50. Don't see them...

Heck of a buy, for CAD$50.

Don't see them very often. Saw one a couple years ago in the Sacramento (Calif.) area, for US$180. Another, the year prior for ~$500.




Needs a 155-160mm crank,...
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,472,047
Posted By Clyde1820

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile...

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia, one of three @ 2016 Pebble Beach Concours:
...
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,472,047
Posted By Clyde1820

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe @ 2017...

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe @ 2017 Pebble Beach Concours:

https://allcarcentral.com/Pebble_Beach_2017/Bugatti_Type_57S_Gangloff_Coupe_sn-_57501_1937_Pebble_Beach_Concours_2017_MWP8469.jpg...
Forum: Foo
09-06-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,472,047
Posted By Clyde1820

I've always liked the Alpine 110's shape. ...

I've always liked the Alpine 110's shape.

The modern rendition (by Renault) is a little more sedate:

https://car-images.bauersecure.com/pagefiles/69183/1040x0/00_alpinea110_1.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,151
Posted By Clyde1820

Unless doing a chemical analysis of the...

Unless doing a chemical analysis of the ingredients to know what your body's rebelling against, it's hard to know.

I've had some friends who did a full work-up of allergic response to various...
09-05-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Clyde1820

Yow. I am, truly, so very glad that age has...

Yow.

I am, truly, so very glad that age has become more than just a number to me. I've lost count of how many toes I stubbed, shins I cracked, falls I made, etc, over the years. As things get a...
09-05-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,067
Posted By Clyde1820

^ Good reference and information about how "hard"...

^ Good reference and information about how "hard" without sufficient recovery can be the death knell for performance gains, for most folks.

My own performance sport was running, back in the day,...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 324,377
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. Kona's line of Rove bikes is one. The...

Sure.

Kona's line of Rove bikes is one. The Rove LTD has the Shimano 105, and the Rove ST (now DL) has the SRAM Rival.

The AllCity line-up is another. Their Gorilla Monsoon bike has the SRAM...
09-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,067
Posted By Clyde1820

With cycling, I've never done it for competition...

With cycling, I've never done it for competition nor exclusively for "training" reasons as such. And so, I've always felt that I have usually been serving various other aspects of my mind/body on...
08-31-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, for me. Mostly due to general visibility,...

Yes, for me. Mostly due to general visibility, given the roads/traffic I cope with, but also due to being less-capable of easily surviving impacts and falls as I get older.

And so, I always use a...
08-26-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Clyde1820

Two of the more-satisfying moments? Punching a...

Two of the more-satisfying moments? Punching a couple additional holes in your smallest belts, and setting fire to the last pair of older "fatty" slacks you own. Still brings a big grin to my face,...
08-25-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Did my own build, for the first...

^ This.

Did my own build, for the first time, decades ago. I've since done a dozen or so component swaps and minor installs.

As you point out, a lot can be learned by taking each part in turn,...
Forum: Foo
08-19-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 951
Posted By Clyde1820

I suspect what they'll learn from Chair A is: ...

I suspect what they'll learn from Chair A is: you can be so manipulated, that they'll try it on Chair B, Couch C, etc.

IOW, it ain't about the chair. It's about the manipulation. Power and...
08-19-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,019
Posted By Clyde1820

Recently had a loaner Mazda CX-5 crossover/SUV...

Recently had a loaner Mazda CX-5 crossover/SUV from a dealer while my other car got worked on, and noticed the early-warning notices in the systems are getting better and better. Had it warn far in...
08-19-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,759
Posted By Clyde1820

Same thing occurred on a '96 Trek 970 I'm...

Same thing occurred on a '96 Trek 970 I'm building up. Rock hard. Went to the same pads you did, actually. KoolStop salmon all-weather. Nice units.
Forum: Foo
08-18-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,910
Posted By Clyde1820

Head 400mi north, and you could avoid all of...

Head 400mi north, and you could avoid all of that. (Well, most of that. There are the rare fires in the hills that make the coastal areas somewhat smokey.) Much more affordable properties, rare...
08-09-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,565
Views: 1,965,965
Posted By Clyde1820

Very nicely done. Back in '89 or so, I...

Very nicely done.

Back in '89 or so, I almost picked one up. Browsed around a really great, small dealer's floor stock ... and there it was. About 2" too big for me, though. But, dang! if that...
08-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,271
Posted By Clyde1820

Back when I was running hard, years ago, I often...

Back when I was running hard, years ago, I often trained with a guy like that. He was darned good, at the collegiate level. I could never touch him in a race, but could with much of the training. ...
08-08-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 133,908
Posted By Clyde1820

Trek 970 ZX, mid-90s -- upright

Putting a mid-90s vintage Trek 970 into shape as an upright "town" bike. Correcting some old issues, replacing some old/damaged parts.

Looking forward to it, when complete. Still awaiting some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,162
Posted By Clyde1820

Sorry to hear about the crash. Have tangled with...

Sorry to hear about the crash. Have tangled with a squirrel while riding along, a time or two, but never (yet) a racoon.

Have had a couple of concussions, as an adult. What you're describing...
08-01-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,641
Posted By Clyde1820

If "progress" actually translated into marked...

If "progress" actually translated into marked improvement in practice for a given person, then that would be something. It depends, though.

But, for many, who simply don't run on the raggedy edge...
07-26-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,271
Posted By Clyde1820

Varying intensity throughout a ride can yield...

Varying intensity throughout a ride can yield some great benefits, generally speaking. As others have suggested, you can also vary the rides and routes.

Back in the day, my distance running...
07-19-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,573
Posted By Clyde1820

A couple of things I often do: One...

A couple of things I often do:

One puffed-rice cake with a little bit of peanut butter slathered over one side, with a strawberry (sliced) or blueberries. A bit over 50cal, but very tasty. Fats,...
07-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,136
Posted By Clyde1820

They've already become a meme factory. A...

They've already become a meme factory. A well-earned distinction, in their case.

Likely to get worse, as you point out.

Well, there are worse things than yet another reason to disregard...
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7,970
Views: 1,472,047
Posted By Clyde1820

I've never thought much of the Montreal, mostly...

I've never thought much of the Montreal, mostly due to most folks not keeping them in pristine shape.

But, that one is a beauty! Love the color, and the condition. Clearly owned by someone who...
07-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, I think so. I was one. Hated the...

Yes, I think so.

I was one.

Hated the pain just like most people, of course, and the training for it was tougher. But at least in my case it turned out my shorter stature and more-powerful...
07-10-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 7,008
Posted By Clyde1820

Started doing DIY cuts, myself. Working out...

Started doing DIY cuts, myself. Working out fine. And it's already paid for itself, skipping the amount of time involved. (Uh, and ignoring that little [well, okay: rather large] divot I took out,...
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