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09-22-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By canklecat

Yup, very familiar challenge. Besides bike fit...

Yup, very familiar challenge. Besides bike fit I've noticed lots of other little things that contribute to discomfort.

For example, my safety glasses with bifocals, clear and tinted, have frames...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By canklecat

My description was sloppy in the interest of...

My description was sloppy in the interest of brevity. It's a set of two overlapping quarter-mile undulating grades that get as steep as 15% or more near the top of the first segment, beginning of the...
09-22-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By canklecat

A more upright ride may not be more comfortable,...

A more upright ride may not be more comfortable, although that may seem contrary to common sense. Sometimes a bit of a forward lean might provide the more comfortable position.

I have a busted up...
Forum: Foo
09-22-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By canklecat

Depends on whether we're talking about how...

Depends on whether we're talking about how engineers set up the timing of lights, or the practice of drivers adjusting speed to catch the green lights, without regard to safest practice.

Most...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By canklecat

Long distance? Get the most comfortable bike. ...

Long distance? Get the most comfortable bike.

Climbing? I dunno, I suppose the lightest weight bike.

Saturday I did some errands while riding my hybrid, which weighs about 35 lbs with rear...
Forum: Foo
09-21-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By canklecat

It would make good economic sense to mandate...

It would make good economic sense to mandate monitoring of all vehicles for the most common risky behaviors: hard acceleration, braking and swerving. Eventually eye tracking would be included to be...
09-21-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
Posted By canklecat

Nah, I'm not gonna boycott my LBS that happens to...

Nah, I'm not gonna boycott my LBS that happens to be a Trek dealer. They were a Trek shop long before the Armstrong related scandal. No point harming a local business over something they had no...
09-21-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By canklecat

I was about to order a portable clicky doodad...

I was about to order a portable clicky doodad preset torque wrench in the 3-5 nm range, but that Venzo is so cute I might order it instead. Never saw such a dinky beam wrench before.

FWIW, I...
09-20-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 241
Posted By canklecat

Some Conti road tires can be very difficult to...

Some Conti road tires can be very difficult to fit on many rims. Ultra Sport II are tough as well. Same with a Vredestein Fortezza Tri Comp I mounted recently. Ditto Schwalbe One V-Guards from a...
09-20-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 930
Posted By canklecat

Saw that this morning. Long overdue. Wiggo...

Saw that this morning. Long overdue. Wiggo received almost immediate recognition for his achievements.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By canklecat

I'd bet most of the perceived relief comes from...

I'd bet most of the perceived relief comes from the act of physically applying the cream. Even a brief, light massage temporarily relieves some muscle discomfort.

Besides improving circulation,...
09-17-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By canklecat

None of the mounts that come with the action cams...

None of the mounts that come with the action cams I've used are really any good for bike use. They're either an awkward fit, oversized, or cheap and flimsy. I'm still looking for aftermarket mounts...
09-17-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By canklecat

Save it for cooler weather. Several friends got...

Save it for cooler weather. Several friends got WaveCel helmets this year and wear 'em even in Texas summer heat. But the helmets looked hot and felt heavy to me.

I got a POC Omne Air Spin. Best...
09-17-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 995
Posted By canklecat

None, this summer. Just an experiment. I read a...

None, this summer. Just an experiment. I read a few theories that reduced sugar intake and lower body fat tends to reduce a tendency to sunburn. I figured it would be easy enough to test. I've lost...
09-17-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,401
Posted By canklecat

They don't call him Hotshot for nuttin'. ...

They don't call him Hotshot for nuttin'.

Fixed.

Queue lonesome prairie yodeling songs of unrequited love for women in uniform.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,621
Posted By canklecat

BTW, that Lanterne Rouge YouTube channel should...

BTW, that Lanterne Rouge YouTube channel should be on your subscription list. That kid is good. Check out his race analysis videos. His insights and dissections are better than 90% of the broadcast...
09-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 773
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, I put a Nitto albatross bar on my Univega...

FWIW, I put a Nitto albatross bar on my Univega Via Carisma which is technically my size, but with a longer top tube I felt too stretched out with the original flat bar or even a riser bar with...
09-17-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By canklecat

Fairly common problem. With deeper holes in...

Fairly common problem. With deeper holes in double wall rims I often see tubes with dimples corresponding with spoke holes. Over time the tube extrudes into the unsupported holes and eventually...
09-17-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 722
Posted By canklecat

As I get older I'm tending to raise my saddle,...

As I get older I'm tending to raise my saddle, mostly because at age 61 my knees aren't as strong as they used to be. I don't have any real knee problems and don't want any. Most of my power and...
Forum: Foo
09-17-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By canklecat

It's been interesting to read comments on...

It's been interesting to read comments on Facebook by so many folks who'd actually met and chatted with Ric Ocasek. Apparently he was a very accessible guy, walked around his community and, being...
09-17-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 773
Posted By canklecat

Check out noseless saddles like the MoonSaddle...

Check out noseless saddles like the MoonSaddle (https://www.moonsaddle.com/), which make saddle angle less critical. I met a woman a few months ago at a group ride who had a well worn MoonSaddle, had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By canklecat

To me, aero bars are the opposite of comfortable....

To me, aero bars are the opposite of comfortable. Yeah, they're faster but due to an old neck injury I can't stay in 'em for longer than a minute at a time. I have some older Scott bars and newer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By canklecat

Cosmetics count for about zero with me. But I'm a...

Cosmetics count for about zero with me. But I'm a barbarian raised by wolves who couldn't even remember to close the bathroom door. Given a choice between a modest bike that looks good and a scruffy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,621
Posted By canklecat

If you drill down in the comments section,...

If you drill down in the comments section, Lanterne Rouge confirms he got feedback from the rider or team and there was no previous crash with that bike. With a pro team it's unlikely to have been an...
09-17-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I prefer Selle Italia so that's a familiar...

Yup, I prefer Selle Italia so that's a familiar issue. I weigh 150 so I'm not worried about going past those limit marks. I set the saddle to suit myself. The marks are just a reference for repeating...
09-17-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 773
Posted By canklecat

I have chronic neck and back problems from...

I have chronic neck and back problems from various injuries, so the challenge is familiar. Upright isn't always better than too low or stretched out. Sometimes a more forward lean may be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By canklecat

Just got a chance to try an "old" set of...

Just got a chance to try an "old" set of Bontrager Race Lite Aero wheels, 16 spokes on both wheels, from maybe 10 years ago? Came off a Trek Equinox, an okay beginner aero/tri bike. Dunno. I think...
09-16-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,153
Posted By canklecat

Vintage: Jacques Anquetil rode it. Classic:...

Vintage: Jacques Anquetil rode it.

Classic: Same model bike Anquetil rode. I can't afford it.

Cult Classic: Gas pipe knockoff Anquetil I can afford. Will convert to beach bike with swept bars,...
09-16-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By canklecat

They go into all of that on the website...

They go into all of that on the website (https://tedsbrainscience.com/pages/the-science). I won't rehash it here because they've already addressed every concern, including why their topical analgesic...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By canklecat

The Cars were terrific during their peak. Saw 'em...

The Cars were terrific during their peak. Saw 'em in San Diego at the Sports Arena around 1979, I think, right after their second album came out. First really tight rock concert I'd seen. Most I'd...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 458
Posted By canklecat

Darned auto-correct keeps changing David Bowie's...

Darned auto-correct keeps changing David Bowie's name to "Ric Ocasek":
...
09-15-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By canklecat

Yup. My commuter and errand hybrids have platform...

Yup. My commuter and errand hybrids have platform pedals. I adjust the saddle height a bit to suit my shoes or boots.
09-15-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By canklecat

Knees are easy for owners to reach. Try some...

Knees are easy for owners to reach. Try some self-massage, including careful use of vibrating or percussion massagers. Some include soft attachments to avoid bruising bony knee bits with tips that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By canklecat

30 solo miles Friday, 54 with a group Sunday -- a...

30 solo miles Friday, 54 with a group Sunday -- a group that for the past couple of years I couldn't hang onto without being dropped. Good company and great ride. Finally seem to be getting...
09-15-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By canklecat

Chrissie Hynde is from Ohio, but she lived and...

Chrissie Hynde is from Ohio, but she lived and worked in England for years so when I saw her perform live in the 1980s and saw her in interviews she spoke with that hybrid style many folks adopt...
09-15-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By canklecat

I can only offer my sympathy and encouragement....

I can only offer my sympathy and encouragement. I've also been hit by cars twice, first in 2001 breaking six vertebrae in my neck and back. My C1 and C2 are permanently damaged. I walked with a cane...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By canklecat

If you do decide to go fur-free, try mowing...

If you do decide to go fur-free, try mowing instead of shaving. I had all kinds of problems shaving when I was in the service. Besides the usual skin irritation and occasional ingrown hairs, I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,114
Posted By canklecat

Well done, softreset. I've had similar...

Well done, softreset. I've had similar experiences, helping and being helped. I've made some lasting friendships with other cyclists that way.
09-14-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,011
Posted By canklecat

I'd agree with the suggestions to see a doctor....

I'd agree with the suggestions to see a doctor. Be specific about your fitness goals and symptoms. Not just a routine checkup, otherwise you'll get the treatment other folks described: "You seem okay...
09-14-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By canklecat

Just a wild shot in the dark, since you've...

Just a wild shot in the dark, since you've already tried doctors...

Last time I saw peculiar swelling like that around the head or face was when my mom had shingles a few years ago. Her forehead...
09-14-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By canklecat

I sometimes wonder whether Texas drivers are more...

I sometimes wonder whether Texas drivers are more considerate toward cyclists now because cycling is more popular, thanks in part to Lance Armstrong, or because everybody might be packing a gat.
09-14-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By canklecat

I wouldn't read too much into the use of physical...

I wouldn't read too much into the use of physical descriptions by some writers. It's a trap that many journalists fall into when trying to enliven a story. I did it as a newspaper reporter in the...
09-14-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,811
Posted By canklecat

Hashimoto's is an oddball autoimmune disorder...

Hashimoto's is an oddball autoimmune disorder that mimics many other illnesses and masks itself pretty well without targeted blood tests. Nobody knows for certain what causes Hashimoto's. The theory...
09-14-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By canklecat

With that freewheel, your 44 single chainring...

With that freewheel, your 44 single chainring will provide a decent granny gear for most hills, and a top end comparable to a typical fixie or single speed gear, around 75-85". Not bad for an all...
Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By canklecat

I dreaded hearing Eddie Money on radio in his...

I dreaded hearing Eddie Money on radio in his early days. Like the early albums by John "Cougar", it sounded like slick stuff commercially designed to produce hits, and was way overplayed on radio....
09-13-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By canklecat

Much as I'd like to see the US become a more sane...

Much as I'd like to see the US become a more sane and civil place to share roads, it won't happen like the Netherlands and other parts of Europe.

Americans are much more inured to death....
09-13-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By canklecat

The 44T chainring is probably good enough. Ditto,...

The 44T chainring is probably good enough. Ditto, the 14-28 freewheel. Other than that the tricky bit is finding gear steps that suit you. I'm really picky about gear steps and swap around chainrings...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By canklecat

I have a few older Dura Ace components, bits and...

I have a few older Dura Ace components, bits and pieces that came with project bikes. They're nice but I wouldn't go out of my way to put Dura Ace on my bikes, not on my budget. The various Ultegra,...
09-13-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By canklecat

Saddles are like "types" in terms of people we...

Saddles are like "types" in terms of people we find attractive. I don't have a type. Blonde, redhead, brunette, white, brown, bald, smart, funny, tattooed, crazy... I never know what I'll like until...
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By canklecat

It's normal for rabbits to eat their night poops...

It's normal for rabbits to eat their night poops -- cecotropes. It's a different consistency and they need to absorb more of the nutrients. But rabbits are weird and disgusting, like most creatures....
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