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09-28-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,210
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...
09-28-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 485
Posted By Clyde1820

Service provider "cased" the place and was caught...

Service provider "cased" the place and was caught on film doing the deed. Felony, in this state. Judge wasn't amused. Paid restitution for the full replacement cost, as-built-up.
09-28-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 676
Posted By Clyde1820

At about age 5, we moved to a place with lots of...

At about age 5, we moved to a place with lots of open fields and country beyond the half-dozen streets around our neighborhood. So, to get anywhere, even from one side of the small town to the...
09-27-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,636
Posted By Clyde1820

Gone With The Wind -- I don't think I've actually...

Gone With The Wind -- I don't think I've actually seen the whole thing. Just bits and pieces, the few times it's been on TV.

Citizen Kane -- Hadn't seen it, up to about 20yrs ago, then decided to....
09-27-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Clyde1820

For the routing of the cabling, you don't need a...

For the routing of the cabling, you don't need a stem with a hole in it. You can use a cable hanger that attaches to the steerer tube. Something like the Funky Monkey cable hanger...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 601
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in the '80s, I saw two films in the theaters...

Back in the '80s, I saw two films in the theaters without knowing anything about them prior to attending.

Gallipoli (1981) -- starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, directed by Peter Weir. Powerful and...
09-27-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 574
Posted By Clyde1820

Probably one of the greatest globally-impacting...

Probably one of the greatest globally-impacting factor, right there.

I wonder what percentage of all bike components come from mainland China and Taiwan. I know that I've purchased a couple...
09-26-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 574
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 841
Posted By Clyde1820

Seems to work well. Create a temporary card...

Seems to work well. Create a temporary card number, a max $limit, an expiry date. Then make the purchase. Worst case is, so the claim goes, that the max amount could get stripped from the account,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 841
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 126,754
Posted By Clyde1820

I know what you mean. Yeah, I hate the...

I know what you mean.

Yeah, I hate the concept. Clearly, given my body proportions, a custom frame with a taller head tube and appropriately sized TT/ST for standover is really what's needed.
...
09-25-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,598
Views: 316,226
Posted By Clyde1820

Doing a 1996 Trek 970 build as an upright...

Doing a 1996 Trek 970 build as an upright commuter/city bike.

Got the BB, crank, headset, fork, stem+bars, and wheelset installed. Still have drive train and brakes yet to do. Taking my time, as...
09-25-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 126,754
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...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7,949
Views: 1,464,038
Posted By Clyde1820

Ferrari F8 Spider

2020 Ferrari F8 Spider

https://www.automobilemag.com/uploads/sites/11/2019/09/2020-Ferrari-F8-Spider-01.jpg?fit=around%7C500:281
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09-23-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 851
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. ...
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 847
Posted By Clyde1820

The past 3-4 days, around where I live, has...

The past 3-4 days, around where I live, has become autumn. Right on time, and it's about time.

A few of the leaves have begun to fall off the trees, as well. Far more squirrels seem to be...
09-22-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,341
Posted By Clyde1820

Interesting article from the BBC, about the risks...

Interesting article from the BBC, about the risks of a "warp-speed" vaccine development effort, harking back to the lessons of the 1976 Swine Flu epidemic.


The fiasco of the 1976 ‘swine flu...
09-22-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,374
Posted By Clyde1820

That's all it takes. Not all that different...

That's all it takes.

Not all that different than, say, approaching a door at roughly the same time as another, and deciding to offer the other the opportunity to go through first.
09-22-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Clyde1820

Hard to say. As others have suggested,...

Hard to say.

As others have suggested, during the early phase of fitness, you're likely to see greater improvements. As the body adapts and gets stronger, further gains will become more difficult...
09-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,341
Posted By Clyde1820

Deaths globally, including specifics for the top...

Deaths globally, including specifics for the top eight countries on the list. (From the Johns-Hopkins COVID-19 "dashboard".)

SARS-CoV-2

Infections globally, selected nations, ranked by death...
09-21-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,374
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: 245
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...
09-20-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, that looks practically normal. Looks like...

Well, that looks practically normal. Looks like summer's over.

But dry.
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,949
Views: 1,464,038
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Clyde1820

But, hey! Look on the bright side: it's better...

But, hey! Look on the bright side: it's better 'n the nasty DayGlo splatter tie you got back in '99.


You know, with that little thing, I'd want elbow and knee pads. And an opportunity to...
09-20-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Clyde1820

I feel that sort of "cracking" when I...

I feel that sort of "cracking" when I occasionally straighten out the legs. Have had it for as long as I can remember. But it's never encumbered me during exercise. Feels better after the...
09-20-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,451
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...
09-19-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clyde1820

If you're looking for folks in the region ... ...

If you're looking for folks in the region ...

On the "Community" drop-down on the forum menu bar, there's "Member List," and that can be searched for "Location." Can run multiple searches ... for...
09-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 126,754
Posted By Clyde1820

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

bOsscO , well that's downright beautiful, right there. Great shade of purple.
09-17-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, that is a group of likely suspects, right...

Well, that is a group of likely suspects, right there.

Enjoy the ride. Sounds like fun.
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Clyde1820

I wonder how it'll affect the annual Monarch...

I wonder how it'll affect the annual Monarch Butterfly migration, as well (which typically begins right about now). I wonder how robust they'll be coming through areas where the smoke's been thick.
09-17-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,072
Posted By Clyde1820

Had a 26' sloop handle a bit like that in a 50kt...

Had a 26' sloop handle a bit like that in a 50kt gale, once. All day long, and all the following night and next morning. 20'+ following seas the next day. A very reefed main and the small fores'l...
09-17-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,072
Posted By Clyde1820

How about the International 14s class. Haven't...

How about the International 14s class. Haven't ever done racing, myself, but as puny as those things are it sure looks like a ton of work. Very fast, huge sail area for the size of boat, and tricky...
09-17-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice buddy, reaching out at 1am to arrange a bike...

Nice buddy, reaching out at 1am to arrange a bike ride later in the day. :p

Glad to see more folks are able to get outside without much risk.

Checked this morning (as of 5am PDT), and S.F....
09-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,538
Posted By Clyde1820

Older-style flat-nosed buses and big-rig trucks. ...

Older-style flat-nosed buses and big-rig trucks.

One of the most "annoying" (scary) vehicles for me: when an older-style city bus or big-rig truck with a tall and flat nose comes up from behind...
09-17-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,386
Posted By Clyde1820

Looks like many spots along the U.S. western...

Looks like many spots along the U.S. western states are clearing out, at least for now.

As of 8am today, AirNow (https://www.airnow.gov/) is reporting: San Francisco, PM2.5 = 0.
Sacramento,...
09-16-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,632
Posted By Clyde1820

Good list. Have read many of them. Love the...

Good list. Have read many of them.

Love the short stories by Hemingway.

Recently read the collected short stories by H.G. Wells.
09-16-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,072
Posted By Clyde1820

Had a buddy back in the early '90s who had a...

Had a buddy back in the early '90s who had a Luders 50' ketch of Herreshoff design. That thing could pull 15kts in a modest wind. Exceptionally sleek hull, heavily-built steel, with a deep, full...
09-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,072
Posted By Clyde1820

Did sailing all around the Channel Islands, back...

Did sailing all around the Channel Islands, back when. Before everything got crowded and, um, different. Parked at Forney Cove (on the western end of Santa Cruz) once for a couple of days, feasting...
09-15-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,072
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...
09-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Clyde1820

Solid snacks? Nuts; granola; jerky; the rest via...

Solid snacks? Nuts; granola; jerky; the rest via the water bottles (with electrolyte and/or energy packets added in). Won't melt or drip, and won't go bad. Won't provide huge amounts of ready...
09-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Clyde1820

I've got a thin merino wool sweater, and have had...

I've got a thin merino wool sweater, and have had merino wool tops and socks before. So long as I've washed them in the clothes washer on delicate+cold, and so long as using the dryer on cool "fluff...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,260
Posted By Clyde1820

Worst bike? A Nishiki cruiser that weighed a...

Worst bike? A Nishiki cruiser that weighed a ton, complete with a banana seat, high-rise bars, monstrously-tall gearing, and a flexi fork that folded on me. Those were the early '70s for you.
09-13-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clyde1820

PM2.5 at 627, hm? Dang. That is bad. Can't...

PM2.5 at 627, hm? Dang. That is bad.

Can't imagine what allergy sufferers and others with impaired lung function are dealing with, right now.
09-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Clyde1820

Pink's not my color, either, but it seems to work...

Pink's not my color, either, but it seems to work well on that bike. Looks really nice.
09-13-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. I wonder whether that's due to false...

Hm.

I wonder whether that's due to false positives, or that heavier activity "kicks loose" some of the chemical markers from questionable spots that might well be developing into cancers, or that...
09-13-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,735
Posted By Clyde1820

Depends on locale, of course. Where I lived...

Depends on locale, of course.

Where I lived years ago, there simply were none within 80mi or so. Wasn't going to happen, riding 80+ miles and then doing 20+ miles on gravel, only to have 80mi...
09-13-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,735
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, 06:17 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,235
Posted By Clyde1820

A lot of places with PM2.5 in the 500s, out...

A lot of places with PM2.5 in the 500s, out there. Heck, that's worse than Mumbai, Mexico City, Beijing and a handful of other typically horribly-polluted spots.

Salem, OR @ AirNow.gov...
09-13-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 126,754
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, all the parts are in except the...

Well, all the parts are in except the derailleurs, shifters, cassette, chain. Still awaiting arrival on-shore (USA) of the MicroShift components. Should be able to get started within the week. After...
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