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08-07-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By BengalCat

Very interesting. Actually the most interesting...

Very interesting. Actually the most interesting bit of info I've learned. If I decide to actually get the power meter the Favero Assioma seems appealing with one exception. I want to be able to...
07-25-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By BengalCat

New Power Meter

I'm considering getting a dual-sided 4iiii power meter for a Shimano 105 5800 50/34 and have it installed by my LBS. Does anyone have any experience with this particular powermeter? How do you or...
05-16-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By BengalCat

The only practical thing that will help you is to...

The only practical thing that will help you is to get a professional bike fit. It is best to get a person whose full-time profession is that of a bike fitter. Good ones have a well-known...
04-14-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,827
Posted By BengalCat

Knowing when to go and when to whoa actually is a...

Knowing when to go and when to whoa actually is a very insightful accurate informative relevant summation of optimal performance ability.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,808
Posted By BengalCat

It varies or depends entirely upon the...

It varies or depends entirely upon the circumstances. How wide is the shoulder between the line and the curb and what condition is the surface of the shoulder.

Sometimes it can be an unintended...
04-12-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,847
Posted By BengalCat

My max cycling is HR 168 at 74 years old. Zone...

My max cycling is HR 168 at 74 years old. Zone five > 160. As I've aged my muscles have not kept pace with HR in terms of performance. I seldom push my HR to the zone levels adjusted for my...
04-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By BengalCat

If you have a proper fit already, no.

If you have a proper fit already, no.
04-10-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By BengalCat

Yes. A 28mm in the same tire model as a 25mm tire...

Yes. A 28mm in the same tire model as a 25mm tire when properly inflated and mounted on a road bike ridden on normal paved roads is a softer ride and a faster ride. Period.
04-05-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,543
Posted By BengalCat

For what it is worth Garmin has a very long...

For what it is worth Garmin has a very long hardcore tradition of most units of all their new model computers have bugs or issues, (mostly OS or software), for at least one year.
04-04-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By BengalCat

Condolences and sorry about your situation. ...

Condolences and sorry about your situation.

I'm lucky as I live in West LA and there is no problems between the mountains with their canyons and the wide streets for a road cyclist to maintain a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,523
Posted By BengalCat

I've had four or five fits over the years for...

I've had four or five fits over the years for several different bikes and Natel Loyal's fit was for me in a class by itself in the level of comfort and performance that resulted.
03-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,457
Posted By BengalCat

A road bike isn't a gravel bike no matter what...

A road bike isn't a gravel bike no matter what modifications you make to it. That doesn't mean with modification it will not be adequate but one will never equally replace the other.
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,257
Posted By BengalCat

I genuinely don't get Brooks Saddles. They have...

I genuinely don't get Brooks Saddles. They have been around for ages. They are dramatically different from other saddles and unique in design and material combo. Most people that comment about them...
03-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,833
Posted By BengalCat

Garmin Edge 1000 is the ticket for me. I...

Garmin Edge 1000 is the ticket for me. I actively use grade, HR, and cadence to dictate and measure effort and performance. HR and cadence aren't evaluated independently but usually as a tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,693
Posted By BengalCat

Now, on the other hand, at the top and steepest...

Now, on the other hand, at the top and steepest part of the wall on the full Tiger Tail Climb where the road is 16-18 percent and VERY narrow, a very large FedEx delivery van/truck unintentionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,693
Posted By BengalCat

I live in West Los Angeles. Amazon vans don't...

I live in West Los Angeles. Amazon vans don't pass me any closer or drive any differently than any other van or delivery service.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By BengalCat

Got the new sim card good news and bad news. The...

Got the new sim card good news and bad news. The good news is it restored the ability to reinstall the maps and navigation features. The bad news is I never use the maps or navigation features.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,115
Posted By BengalCat

I did a nice 41-mile ride today. Saw lots of...

I did a nice 41-mile ride today. Saw lots of other road bike cyclists and runners too. With the rain interference the last two weeks, it was GREAT getting out and I pushed the pace most of the way. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By BengalCat

Ambushed and Trapped by Rain. Bad affect.

This past Sunday the weatherman said there was a window of opportunity in the afternoon to squeeze in a ride. The past week or so we have had most unusually a period of rain of a week or so. I was...
Replies: 30
Views: 3,259
Posted By BengalCat

If I have a long ride, especially one that I push...

If I have a long ride, especially one that I push the pace, I need to take a certain medication to sleep. If I don't I am just like you.
03-13-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By BengalCat

I have a Garmin 1000 purchased in December 2015....

I have a Garmin 1000 purchased in December 2015. I've used it a lot. It is still working as good as new. I hope it keeps it up. Sorry to hear about your experience.
03-13-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By BengalCat

I don't have any wisdom for you, but I wish you...

I don't have any wisdom for you, but I wish you the best. All I know is I hate rollers. One of my least favorite former regular rides was along the Palos Verdes Peninsula that has a bunch of...
03-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By BengalCat

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/225x225/ajina_b401ef6808579114730632e5a46d51ef9c7504dc.jpeg...
03-12-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By BengalCat

How to measure level for a curved saddle?

How would you measure to make this "curved" saddle level? That's all I'm seeking, not whether or not it should be level. :)

The saddle is a Bontrager Ajina.

Note: See picture of saddle two...
03-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By BengalCat

My knowledge of trigonometry is zero. Thanks...

My knowledge of trigonometry is zero. Thanks for the info.
03-08-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By BengalCat

The 300-pound figure includes the weight of the...

The 300-pound figure includes the weight of the sled. Yes, I know that the actual resistance on my leg press isn't functionally 300 pounds because of the angle of the sled rails. I thought perhaps...
03-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

I agree with your analysis. It succinctly...

I agree with your analysis. It succinctly captures all that happened.

However, the $8000 you mention was bail money and that was either fully refunded directly or indirectly if a bail bondsman...
03-07-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By BengalCat

How much, really, is that leg squat?

I do a light upper body and lower body weight-workout for all-around tone and strength. It is good independently and also a good supplement to my cycling.

A question for those that exercise and...
03-07-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,641
Posted By BengalCat

In cycling when I say doping I'm referring mostly...

In cycling when I say doping I'm referring mostly to the introduction on a team basis with the availability of the relatively new drug EPO. The cycling team-wide use of EPO that we know about started...
03-05-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

Wow. People were lining up to opine on the OP. ...

Wow. People were lining up to opine on the OP. The posters ranged from reasonable to ranting to trolling about the incident and what it meant--who was to blame, etc.

Now it is officially...
03-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

As I predicted: [/color] ...

As I predicted:

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http://sa18.org/press/id/577
03-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,802
Posted By BengalCat

There is no best. There are dozens of brands and...

There is no best. There are dozens of brands and models within brands that are great. For normal or typical road conditions in California, I have always used different models of Bontrager/Trek...
02-29-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By BengalCat

It all depends upon the person taking it....

It all depends upon the person taking it. Aspirin's effect on clotting or the amount of bleeding for a given injury or trauma varies dramatically from person to person.
02-27-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,297
Posted By BengalCat

In general and more specifically on long or hard...

In general and more specifically on long or hard climbs or any decent of duration, easier is faster and, not to be redundant, easier both in the ride and recovering. Rather than going into detail I...
02-25-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,831
Posted By BengalCat

Your data seems contradictory or am I...

Your data seems contradictory or am I misunderstanding? What his "high" and "normal" for you? What's your AM resting HR before exercise? What is you resting HR one hour after you finish your hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 29,313
Posted By BengalCat

Discs are becoming increasingly stock on new...

Discs are becoming increasingly stock on new bikes without any optional choice for rim brakes. For better or worse the argument for or against disc becomes day by day increasingly moot. Just an...
02-20-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By BengalCat

Garmin 1000 here with screen use of: Speed ...

Garmin 1000 here with screen use of:

Speed
Cadence
HR
Grade
Time

If I had a power meter I would add a sixth field.
02-18-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,491
Posted By BengalCat

You probably are aware, but just in case, if you...

You probably are aware, but just in case, if you have or get Strava you can connect it to Garmin Connect. Consequently, all the data will be recorded automatically on upload to both and Strava has...
02-18-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By BengalCat

That's certainly a good price. Are they liquid in...

That's certainly a good price. Are they liquid in gel caps with an enahanced absorption ingredient?
02-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By BengalCat

There many good or quality brands of enhanced...

There many good or quality brands of enhanced absorption forms of Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. The brand I use, Qunol, is about the same price for either form. They are roughly $32 for 120 tabs of...
02-17-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,406
Posted By BengalCat

I just got measured last week to check height...

I just got measured last week to check height loss and I have lost one inch/2.54cm from my previously 76.5 inch/194.31cm tall frame.
02-17-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

1. That's exactly what I pointed out in my last...

1. That's exactly what I pointed out in my last post, that he was charged with both a misdemeanor and a felony and I quoted from the linked OP article.

2. The hearing I was referring to is if you...
02-17-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

In the OP linked article it stated: [/color]...

In the OP linked article it stated:

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Of course, it ultimately will be the prosecutors that decide what exact charges if any to formerly file and prosecute Lopez on. Plus in most...
02-16-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

Someone should, if possible change the thread...

Someone should, if possible change the thread title to "Ride Ends with a Misdemeanor." He wasn't charged with any felony. There is more than a little difference between the two. Also, the person...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,857
Posted By BengalCat

It is highly likely that if you otherwise fit and...

It is highly likely that if you otherwise fit and healthy and continue both an active lifestyle including continuing cycling that along with rehab exercises your body will totally adapt. Eventually,...
02-15-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

My sincere apologies to you. You are...

My sincere apologies to you.

You are correct, I did not read the article, but only, literally, glanced at it and then for reasons I don't recall clicked on the youtube video that was further down...
02-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

Pay attention. You are claiming "facts that are...

Pay attention. You are claiming "facts that are not in evidence" and or you have no knowledge are true. (Spending time in jail, needing to get bail money is just wild speculation by you that given...
02-15-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

Lighten up, folks! :) The cop was arresting...

Lighten up, folks! :)

The cop was arresting him for failure to obey or respond to his communication to stop. He was not arrested or charged with resisting arrest. He was simply warned not to...
02-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

OK, now I've heard the audio. The arrested...

OK, now I've heard the audio. The arrested cyclist and the other cyclists did a poor job of communicating their "defense" to the cop. Very poor. Cop's behavior was reasonable in real-time under the...
02-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,777
Posted By BengalCat

If the cop truly yelled stop and thought the...

If the cop truly yelled stop and thought the riders ignored him what follows is not only not surprising but expected as something likely to happen.
He won't be convicted of the charge. It will...
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