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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,724
Posted By downtube42

Folks unhinged by such sights definitely need to...

Folks unhinged by such sights definitely need to stay away from randonneurs. Not Randonneur as a style, but people actually riding 300k, 400k, 600k, 1200k or longer rides.

You will surely see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 774
Posted By downtube42

You can still buy 27" tires. Even if 23mm never...

You can still buy 27" tires. Even if 23mm never comes back into favor with major bike brands, there will be a market for a long time. You just won't have so many options.

I just bought a brand new...
09-22-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 303
Posted By downtube42

Ride your bike. Enjoy. Get where you want to be....

Ride your bike. Enjoy. Get where you want to be. That's the point.

Lock it it not, live with the consequences.
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 244
Posted By downtube42

Can't wait to put fenders on the new bike. They...

Can't wait to put fenders on the new bike. They are matchy matchy with the frame color.
09-19-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,556
Posted By downtube42

Today I was with my grandsons in the park. They...

Today I was with my grandsons in the park. They were riding their balance bikes around on the basketball court. The three year old just learned to glide. So he gets the bike rolling, picks up his...
09-19-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 377
Posted By downtube42

I do recall on a long ass brevet, after too many...

I do recall on a long ass brevet, after too many hours alone day and night, singing made up verses aloud to keep the demons away. It was effective.

Some of my best cycling memories are rides with...
09-19-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By downtube42

So your saying you went out for a ride, maybe...

So your saying you went out for a ride, maybe spent a couple extra minutes in the garage cleaning the bike afterwards. Well done. Carry on.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,402
Posted By downtube42

BQ published an article stating wider with lower...

BQ published an article stating wider with lower psi can be faster, with enough data and rationale to be believable. The rough roads, body vibration story. Turning five or more decades of...
09-18-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By downtube42

Birthday Bike

At 49, they got me a unicycle. At 60, this. Can't wait to see what's next.
...
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By downtube42

And this is why even my odd sized filter is gone,...

And this is why even my odd sized filter is gone, gone, gone.
09-17-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By downtube42

Congrats. Next up is twice age in km. There...

Congrats. Next up is twice age in km.

There are no limits, only plateaus.
09-17-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By downtube42

On brevets rice crispy treats are my favorite on...

On brevets rice crispy treats are my favorite on bike snack. Rugged, dense, packable, and easy to eat on the bike; sugar for quick energy and puffed rice for slower energy. Multigrain bars are a...
09-17-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,867
Posted By downtube42

Takeaways: Keep a dozen furnace filters on...

Takeaways:

Keep a dozen furnace filters on hand
Keep a car air cleaner on hand
Keep emergency instant coffee on hand
Fix the door gaskets
Enjoy clean air when it's back
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,724
Posted By downtube42

If you have a diet coke with your snickers bar,...

If you have a diet coke with your snickers bar, it's still 150 calories less than a coke and snickers.
09-17-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By downtube42

After building a new bike with different...

After building a new bike with different geometry, I'm able to stand longer. I have not measured but I'd guess it increased 50%.

On the new bike, the seat tube is more relaxed; the seat is further...
09-17-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By downtube42

​​​​​​ Well stated.

​​​​​​ Well stated.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,982
Posted By downtube42

Sugar and caffeine.

Sugar and caffeine.
09-16-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By downtube42

OP asked, what do you do? OP left. Hilarity...

OP asked, what do you do?
OP left.
Hilarity ensured.

Yawn.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 591
Posted By downtube42

Heck yes. Also I care it's good for my...

Heck yes.

Also I care it's good for my health, my wallet, and even available company parking spaces. I care that I can go for a recreational ride without coming home first, that not needing a car...
09-16-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,602
Posted By downtube42

I don't recall how far I got into the series, but...

I don't recall how far I got into the series, but it was at least two books too far. The first one is just so damn good, you want it to go on.
09-16-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By downtube42

Likes: Guys emotional about winning their first...

Likes:
Guys emotional about winning their first stage
Lack of a controlling team driving everything
Tony Martin saying chill
Green jersey competition turning boring stages on their ear
Breaks...
09-16-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,491
Posted By downtube42

It's my 60th birthday this weekend, and my plan...

It's my 60th birthday this weekend, and my plan was to ride a 300k for 3x my age. Not happening. Instead we'll go up to my daughter's, SE of Seattle, where the AQI is currently less than half of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,366
Posted By downtube42

The sprinters aren't suffering because they can't...

The sprinters aren't suffering because they can't climb. They're suffering because the cutoff time is determined by guys who can climb insanely fast.
09-16-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,602
Posted By downtube42

The Old Man and the Sea. (short story)....

The Old Man and the Sea. (short story). Hemingway.

The Nick Adams Stories (collection of shorts). Individual these are somewhat light, enjoyably descriptive reads. Collectively, I found them...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By downtube42

I remember living in the midwest, seeing the...

I remember living in the midwest, seeing the weird and sometimes colorful sunsets from west coast fires. Now that I'm in the thick of it, it's less exotic and more choking.
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,200
Posted By downtube42

I think many of us new work-from-home folks are...

I think many of us new work-from-home folks are finding the OEM toilets at home aren't up to the same standards as the ones in the office. I'll be installing one of these suckers (no pun intended) as...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By downtube42

Drugs, hadn't thought of that. I've lived in...

Drugs, hadn't thought of that. I've lived in Oregon three years and have not taken advantage of legal pot. There is a dispensary three blocks away. If I could get my spouse high that could be...
Forum: Foo
09-14-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By downtube42

WTF To Do?

Piled on top of the pandemic which has me at home 24x7 unless I'm out riding my bike, we now have firemageddon just south of us making the outside air deemed Hazardous and my favorite bike routes are...
09-14-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,491
Posted By downtube42

Jees our AQI was over 500 this morning. I have...

Jees our AQI was over 500 this morning. I have not been outside since Friday. It's better than the high winds, which may blow smoke away but also fan the flames. The three nearby big fires are 0%...
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,973
Posted By downtube42

That brought back terrifying memories. I had a...

That brought back terrifying memories. I had a Honda 450, my brother had a Kaw 500 Mach III. I rode his a few times and there's no good reason I'm alive today. Unintentional wheelie in the...
Forum: Foo
09-13-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By downtube42

We're just dealing with smoke resulting in low...

We're just dealing with smoke resulting in low air quality. My AQI is worse yet today at over 400. We're sealed in and running the HVAC to filter the indoor air.

People have lost family, homes.
...
09-13-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,418
Posted By downtube42

GRUNI, perhaps?

GRUNI, perhaps?
09-13-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,587
Posted By downtube42

Nobody here knows how strong you are, what hills...

Nobody here knows how strong you are, what hills you're going to climb, how far you intend to ride, how much you like to mash or spin, what speed you're okay spinning out at, how much you want to...
09-13-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 939
Posted By downtube42

We've come full circle, as we usually do.The...

We've come full circle, as we usually do.The original French 650 A/B/C enabled narrow to wide tires to be run on one bike with just a wheel swap and brake pad adjustment.

Current conversations...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,037
Posted By downtube42

Yeah I didn't go into the challenges of buying...

Yeah I didn't go into the challenges of buying used. Avoiding buying stolen parts is another challenge. I've bought a fair amount of used items from the local non-profit bike co-op. Those tend to be...
09-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,418
Posted By downtube42

Italics is different! Different is good. Like...

Italics is different! Different is good. Like riding on gravel.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,037
Posted By downtube42

Upgrading to new parts has a poor payoff, aside...

Upgrading to new parts has a poor payoff, aside from saddle. You're competing against OEMs who get a huge volume discount; you can approach new-bike prices by buying a groupset piecemeal. But...
09-12-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By downtube42

I consider "getting old" and "breathing" to be...

I consider "getting old" and "breathing" to be equivalent.

I suppose the OP really meant, being at a point on the inevitable downward slope of declining athletic performance, that a random young...
09-12-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,863
Posted By downtube42

One man's junk is another man's treasure. ...

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

Last August I rode PBP, and the lead up included focused training. I ended my 5-year stretch of monthly 200k rides, because I considered those junk miles...
09-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,491
Posted By downtube42

Not riding today. This morning was the worst so...

Not riding today. This morning was the worst so far, here 10 miles east of Portland. I think it was a combination of smoke and fog, but I couldn't see a quarter mile when I got up. AQI is around 300....
09-11-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 520,067
Posted By downtube42

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Wildfire Smoke
09-11-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,491
Posted By downtube42

I rode about 20 miles last night, probably unwise...

I rode about 20 miles last night, probably unwise but after a stressful day of work it was needed. I don't know the AQI but visibility was less than a mile. On the bright side, the MUP was empty....
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,164
Posted By downtube42

The nearest liquor store, bar, or convenience...

The nearest liquor store, bar, or convenience store is a mile away, but there are two marijuana dispensaries within a half mile. Oregon, where you can't pump your own gas ⛽ but it's always 4:20.
...
Forum: Foo
09-11-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,327
Posted By downtube42

For some reason whenever I try to go past 255,...

For some reason whenever I try to go past 255, I'm back at one. Must be all those intimate late nights with an HC11 :twitchy:.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,328
Posted By downtube42

Take your dream bike for a test ride. It will...

Take your dream bike for a test ride. It will either do it for you, or it won't.

This spring I rode an All City Space Horse, which had the features on my list, and was sold on the ride within two...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,678
Posted By downtube42

My commute is 3 miles in the morning and 5 in the...

My commute is 3 miles in the morning and 5 in the evening, significantly downhill in the morning. If I'm strictly commuting, the morning is coasting and soft pedaling and the evening i give it a...
09-06-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By downtube42

The most only memorable thing about my visit to...

The most only memorable thing about my visit to Denton, TX years ago was graffiti on a public restroom stall:The only age is Not Dead Yet.
Replies: 111
Views: 11,891
Posted By downtube42

RUSA Perm #1302...

RUSA Perm #1302 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1302) (Portland-Ripplebrook-Portland) today, up into the Mt Hood National Forest. 201k with 1321 meters of climbing...
09-05-20, 09:53 PM
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By downtube42

Also factored in is hour many hours/day you're...

Also factored in is hour many hours/day you're riding. If you're rolling at first light, minimizing stop time, and riding to sunset, it's one thing. If you're coming out of your sleeping bag at...
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