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03-28-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 412
Posted By canklecat

Bleach is unnecessary. The main defense most...

Bleach is unnecessary. The main defense most viruses and bacteria have is a lipid membrane that breaks down easily with soap and hot water. Ordinary Dawn detergent and hot water will do.

Recently...
03-28-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By canklecat

According to interviews of several folks native...

According to interviews of several folks native to Japan and several other Asian nations, it's a difference in personal sense of duty to the community. And it's often enforced by authorities and peer...
03-28-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By canklecat

Here's a photo of me riding a safe distance with...

Here's a photo of me riding a safe distance with a group a few days ago.

From. I meant to say from. Like, 50 yards from, and headed the opposite direction.

Seriously, though, while I've ridden...
03-27-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 58,437
Posted By canklecat

Storm of the Century has held up better. It was...

Storm of the Century has held up better. It was much harder edged, more like King's novel, and with a better cast and directing.

I'd like to see a remake of The Stand. It could be done better and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By canklecat

I often make minor adjustments to suit how I feel...

I often make minor adjustments to suit how I feel that day or week. Maybe 1/4" to the stem/bar height, 1/8" to the saddle height, fore/aft position, etc. With age related wear and tear and multiple...
Forum: Foo
03-27-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 731
Posted By canklecat

Part of the problem is the haphazard response....

Part of the problem is the haphazard response. Even without tests to confirm or refute, it's still a mess.

I get most health care through the VA and it's mostly been very good. One exception was a...
03-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,186
Posted By canklecat

Because people suck when they feel protected from...

Because people suck when they feel protected from consequences.

Outside those metal cocoons, suddenly that superpower courage evaporates.
03-26-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By canklecat

Depends. In some states those unpaved paths...

Depends. In some states those unpaved paths running parallel with railroad tracks, but 20-50 feet away, are often utility easements, not strictly railroad property or private property.

Texas...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By canklecat

It happens so quickly most of us don't get to...

It happens so quickly most of us don't get to consciously choose how to react.

Even with highly trained pros in their prime, look how they fall. Most of the time they have little or no time or...
03-26-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 774,820
Posted By canklecat

Continental's cheap but good Ultra Sport II is...

Continental's cheap but good Ultra Sport II is available in many sidewall colors including yellow. Much better tire than the low price would indicate.

Conti just revamped the Ultra Sport III...
Forum: Foo
03-23-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By canklecat

Cibola. Trashcan Man would be in paradise. ...

Cibola. Trashcan Man would be in paradise.

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Got a match?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,827
Posted By canklecat

Yup, agreed about trying to turn an old school...

Yup, agreed about trying to turn an old school road bike into a proper TT bike. The geometry that's so well designed for long, fast rides in the traditional saddle positions defies the optimal aero...
03-20-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By canklecat

Check out the Lezyne Road Caddy. Best affordable...

Check out the Lezyne Road Caddy. Best affordable minimalist bag I've found.

I usually mount cameras front and rear. The Lezyne Road Caddy leaves plenty of room for the rear facing camera and...
Forum: Foo
03-19-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,007
Posted By canklecat

Brody Dalle was the first thing to come to my...

Brody Dalle was the first thing to come to my mind. But that's true in any situation.

https://youtu.be/haD2Hmyp1YA
03-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By canklecat

The Cygolite Hotshot SL 50 is fine for most...

The Cygolite Hotshot SL 50 is fine for most cycling. I used one until the battery died after a couple of years. I might be able to get Cygolite to replace the battery, although it might be cheaper to...
03-16-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 240,259
Posted By canklecat

eXistenz -- 6/10 (tentative, pending re-watching...

eXistenz -- 6/10 (tentative, pending re-watching it without commercial interruptions)

Surprised and disappointed. David Cronenberg is an inconsistent filmmaker, so I was prepared for some rough...
03-15-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By canklecat

Heart rate can vary with physical condition,...

Heart rate can vary with physical condition, health/illness, prescription and OTC medications, caffeine, alcohol, many factors.

At age 62 mine is all over the place. My resting and maximum HR runs...
Forum: Foo
03-14-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,510
Posted By canklecat

Alright, kid, here's the deal. Everything...

Alright, kid, here's the deal.

Everything you need to know about people in crisis is in the two-minute park bench scene in Men In Black.

Specifically, this...
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19,232
Views: 3,992,605
Posted By canklecat

Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Speed jersey. Wasn't...

Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Speed jersey. Wasn't sure whether it would make any difference so I put a couple in the Amazon cart on "save for later" in case of a price drop. When the hi-viz yellow...
03-13-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
Posted By canklecat

That's why I prefer windproof hardshell rain...

That's why I prefer windproof hardshell rain jackets, like my Shimano Storm Jacket. And, with thinner jackets like the Pearl Izumi Select Barrier jacket, I'll take wind resistance over rain...
03-12-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By canklecat

My first crits were in the Washington DC area in...

My first crits were in the Washington DC area in the 1970s. It's mostly flat. Sounds like you have enough power. The main challenge to Cat 5 is avoiding collisions with riders who have sketchy bike...
03-12-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,664
Posted By canklecat

Yup. As other folks have shared, it helps me cope...

Yup. As other folks have shared, it helps me cope with stress from illness (cancer, auto-immune disorder, injuries with chronic pain from being hit by cars), uncertain financial stability, loss of...
Forum: Foo
03-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,734
Posted By canklecat

I just follow the science and summaries from...

I just follow the science and summaries from credible writers -- doctors, researchers, etc., who have a knack for writing for the layperson.

I distrust anyone who frames this as primarily a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By canklecat

Other than touch screen compatible, I've been...

Other than touch screen compatible, I've been satisfied with Bontrager RXL Thermal gloves for 4 years. Discontinued but still available online in some retailers.

Great cool weather gloves, and...
03-09-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By canklecat

Hey, that's my size. I'd be tempted if I didn't...

Hey, that's my size. I'd be tempted if I didn't already have two project bikes in the build-up phase.

These early OCLV's are nice transition bikes for folks who aren't sure about moving from steel...
03-08-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,800
Posted By canklecat

I didn't used to worry much about dogs chasing...

I didn't used to worry much about dogs chasing us, but a friend was badly injured when a free range dog on the MUP knocked her down. She's had 11 surgeries to reconstruct the elbow and repair nerve...
Forum: Foo
03-08-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By canklecat

That's how the zombie apocalypse starts, y'know.

That's how the zombie apocalypse starts, y'know.
03-08-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,152
Posted By canklecat

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something...

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something friends have it tougher than I did in my 30s. Everything costs more but they get paid less, relative to the cost of living. There are fewer opportunities...
03-08-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,152
Posted By canklecat

Facebook doesn't care about content. It's not the...

Facebook doesn't care about content. It's not the spicy language. Facebook doesn't like blogs using FB as a portal to sites where Suckerborg doesn't get a cut of the pie. By default FB assumes all...
Forum: Foo
03-08-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By canklecat

My craziest travel was an odd job I took between...

My craziest travel was an odd job I took between college semesters in the 1980s. I worked for a broker that traded and sold European cars between dealers all around the US.

This was during the...
03-07-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,162
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I use mirrors almost every ride. My neck has...

Yup, I use mirrors almost every ride. My neck has been injured a few times, pretty badly twice from being hit by cars, so I need mirrors to offset limited range of motion. It's gotten better with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,911
Posted By canklecat

Yup, the packet I ordered from CocinaCo on...

Yup, the packet I ordered from CocinaCo on Amazon, January 7, arrived February 5. I've been too busy to try it yet.

The COVID-19 pandemic might be hindering some businesses. I've had no problems...
02-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,624
Posted By canklecat

I mostly take screencaps from my videos....

I mostly take screencaps from my videos. Occasionally I'll stop and snap proper photos. But photography has been my hobby and sometime job for so long, I try to get away from that on bike rides.
...
02-25-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 829
Posted By canklecat

I've seen cracked bicycle tires so I know it's a...

I've seen cracked bicycle tires so I know it's a thing. But I've never experienced it on my own tires.

I suspect the differences have more to do with exposure to ozone or other contaminants, not...
02-25-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,286
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I used hot wax in a crock pot for a couple...

Yup, I used hot wax in a crock pot for a couple of years. The tricky part now is finding an effective degreaser. Most local stores have switched to that weird odorless mineral spirits stuff that...
02-24-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,330
Posted By canklecat

Here's an example of why consumer/enthusiast...

Here's an example of why consumer/enthusiast cyclists worry about carbon fiber bike stuff being out of whack or aspoloding...

In September 2019, the steerer on Simon Pellaud's "Bianchi"...
02-24-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,330
Posted By canklecat

I take a perverse pleasure in Hambini and...

I take a perverse pleasure in Hambini and Luescher Teknik (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY9JUMYI54lLOHpb_zbIedQ) videos. They show an alarming number of clearly visible flaws that don't require...
Forum: Foo
02-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By canklecat

You bought a single serving of Thin Mints? That's...

You bought a single serving of Thin Mints? That's barely enough for a cup of coffee. What did you do for the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day?
Forum: Foo
02-21-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By canklecat

Low carb does not compute. The whole reason I...

Low carb does not compute. The whole reason I ride bikes and work out is so I can eat donuts and drink coffee with sugar. I already cut out my other vice carbs, including beer. I might be into pain,...
02-21-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,668
Posted By canklecat

I'm into the classics, so an epic anything should...

I'm into the classics, so an epic anything should involve grueling time and distance, along with a smattering of adventure, monsters, dark humor, mind altering substances and at least a possibility...
02-21-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,289
Posted By canklecat

Sounds very familiar. I resumed cycling in 2015...

Sounds very familiar. I resumed cycling in 2015 after 30+ years away from any real physical activity other than working and walking. Then my neck and back were broken in 2001 when a full size SUV...
02-21-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,094
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, Accushift on the '89 Expert could be klunky...

Yeah, Accushift on the '89 Expert could be klunky with the original Suntour chain and freewheel. I tried to make it work with Suntour Alpha 13-24 and 13-26 freewheels, but no-go. KMC chains made it a...
02-21-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By canklecat

I use a Jagwire. Works fine. Tried cutoff...

I use a Jagwire. Works fine.

Tried cutoff wheels with a moto-tool. Dang things always shatter before finishing a single cut.
02-21-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

Another factor can be caffeine. For many folks,...

Another factor can be caffeine. For many folks, caffeine can reduce pain, and enhances the effect of some pain relievers. For that reason it's been an ingredient in Excedrin and similar OTC NSAIDs...
02-20-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By canklecat

I use a rubber band or zip tie, whichever is...

I use a rubber band or zip tie, whichever is easier to find amid the clutter.
02-20-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

Incidentally, there are a few medications that...

Incidentally, there are a few medications that aren't considered analgesics that can help with some types of headaches. For migraines and cluster headaches, doctors will occasionally prescribe beta...
02-20-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By canklecat

This comes up a few times a month. It's "normal,"...

This comes up a few times a month. It's "normal," if by normal we mean common.

It's due in part to GPS sampling, how the apps use the data, and, with Strava, how they interpolate data and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By canklecat

Happens to me more often now too, even on the...

Happens to me more often now too, even on the indoor trainer like the other night.

Best I can tell it's due to compression on the top of the foot impairing blood flow. If I keep the top straps...
02-19-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By canklecat

Those are rough. I've had severe headaches that...

Those are rough. I've had severe headaches that lasted up to 72 hours without relief, and had to be taken to the ER a couple of times.

A proper diagnosis helps, but good luck with that. I've seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,827
Posted By canklecat

Same. At 62 my window of opportunity for getting...

Same. At 62 my window of opportunity for getting stronger is rapidly closing. I started from nothing at age 57, resuming cycling after a 30+ year hiatus, and needing a cane to walk between 2001 when...
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