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02-27-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By canklecat

SunRace chromed cassettes and freewheels have...

SunRace chromed cassettes and freewheels have performed very well for me on a few bikes over the past few years with older Suntour and newer Shimano components. Great values.

Can't say the same...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By canklecat

Billy Graham wasn't as bad as those charlatans....

Billy Graham wasn't as bad as those charlatans. That doesn't make him good for insinuating himself into the White House whenever possible.

While he masked his biased agenda as a generic "spiritual...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By canklecat

This is the kind of experience I've had with some...

This is the kind of experience I've had with some feral cats, and farm cats that are accustomed to humans but aren't "pets," as well as one of the feral kittens my mom adopted. That cat of my mom's...
Forum: Triathlon
02-26-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By canklecat

I can wear between 10.5 and 11.5, usually 11,...

I can wear between 10.5 and 11.5, usually 11, depending on the shoe and how I plan to use it.

For winter shoes, I know I'll wear thicker socks, so I want more wiggle room. I'll go for 11 or 11.5....
Forum: Triathlon
02-26-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By canklecat

I have some running tights that I wore several...

I have some running tights that I wore several times this winter. They're sort of speckled gray/black with bright orange/salmon side stripes for visibility. Comfy, good leg support, less restrictive...
Forum: Triathlon
02-26-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By canklecat

Since my January post I've added better shoes as...

Since my January post I've added better shoes as my conditioning improved to the point that I could run 5 miles continuously without walking.

I still generally prefer adidas because they fit my...
02-26-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By canklecat

Most drivers operate in personal...

Most drivers operate in personal threat-assessment mode, without regard to anyone else's safety or convenience. Same, regardless of whether they're passing, pulling into the road from driveways and...
02-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 359
Posted By canklecat

My main reason for switching to skinwalls is for...

My main reason for switching to skinwalls is for the improved ride. In summer 2019 I snagged a pair of Continental Gran Prix Classics with the reddish-brown skinwalls and was very pleased with the...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By canklecat

Besides the above example in Wikipedia -- just...

Besides the above example in Wikipedia -- just off the top of my head, without Googling for other examples of how the media participated in mocking Carter during his presidency, including repeating...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By canklecat

Yikes. Sorry to hear about your injury but glad...

Yikes. Sorry to hear about your injury but glad it wasn't worse.

That sort of thing was among my worries with my first all-carbon fiber bike (my first, a 1993 Trek 5900, has a steel steerer...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 429
Posted By canklecat

For me -- a flop at math above basic algebra and...

For me -- a flop at math above basic algebra and geometry, with an elementary grasp of physics -- the problem is disassociating "time" as it pertains to physics from our mundane concept of linear...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By canklecat

I had just joined the Navy when Carter was...

I had just joined the Navy when Carter was campaigning for president and wasn't surprised to see him win, as the nation was exhausted from seemingly endless wars and political corruption punctuated...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By canklecat

Mine is plastic jugs from cat litter, filled with...

Mine is plastic jugs from cat litter, filled with water to use for dumbbell and *some* kettlebell exercises. I don't do overhead swings with jugs filled with water inside the apartment.

I keep...
02-24-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like a good resolution. You'll like 'em. I...

Sounds like a good resolution. You'll like 'em. I put a set on my hybrid with Nitto Albatross upright swept bars. I can shift using my little finger to pull up, and palm to push down, while keeping...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By canklecat

He got lucky because the cat was weakened from...

He got lucky because the cat was weakened from malnutrition. Never count on that trick to work -- grabbing any cat, including domestic housecats by the neck scruff. I guarantee it does not work with...
02-23-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By canklecat

I have the SL-BS64 8-speed shifters on my hybrid,...

I have the SL-BS64 8-speed shifters on my hybrid, although with a 7-speed rear derailleur which limits the shift range. Definitely 8-speed index/friction shifters. I recall that some Shimano SIS...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 553
Posted By canklecat

Looks like we got lucky at our apartment complex...

Looks like we got lucky at our apartment complex in Fort Worth. No serious plumbing problems after a few days above freezing. Fortunately this building is around 40 years old and predates the junk...
02-22-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 991,325
Posted By canklecat

Sunday I was torn between the bike and running....

Sunday I was torn between the bike and running. Sunny, temperature got into the low 70s. Beautiful contrast with the past week of single digit temps, no electricity, water interruptions for many...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By canklecat

POC helmets have excellent venting if you don't...

POC helmets have excellent venting if you don't mind the mushroom head look. The Omne Air Spin is less pricey and less mushroom-head looking than the Octal and Ventral.
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 826
Posted By canklecat

Besides visiting a psychologist, counselor,...

Besides visiting a psychologist, counselor, whatever you're comfortable with to cope with those issues, see a medical doctor for a through checkup including lab work for problems that may not be...
02-20-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 991,325
Posted By canklecat

I'm trying to work my way up to 10 miles, but...

I'm trying to work my way up to 10 miles, but it's tougher than I remembered from the last time I ran... in my 20s. Who knew?

I know for sure my days of sub-20 minute 5k runs are long gone. I'm...
02-20-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 991,325
Posted By canklecat

By Friday our power, internet and water seem to...

By Friday our power, internet and water seem to be back to normal after a rough week. For awhile I was milking my phone battery, after my three power banks had run dry. I set the phone to battery...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By canklecat

Sometimes the best and worst thing that can...

Sometimes the best and worst thing that can happen to any of us is to find a mission in life.





Yup, that's pretty much how I learn hard lessons.
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By canklecat

If you're invested in a neighborhood, don't want...

If you're invested in a neighborhood, don't want to move, but want to clean it up, the best route is administrative. Petition to change the zoning laws to forbid certain types of businesses. Or put...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,525
Posted By canklecat

Even after that massive pileup and fatalities in...

Even after that massive pileup and fatalities in Fort Worth, it made little difference in people's driving. I walked around Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, partly for exercise, partly to check on...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,182
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it's brutal here in the D/FW area. My...

Yeah, it's brutal here in the D/FW area. My mini-weather station says 12F outside now with wind chill around -7F. About 6" snow. For this area that's uncommon and harsh. I'm expecting plumbing...
02-15-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 991,325
Posted By canklecat

Hey, texaspandj , I know what you mean about bike...

Hey, texaspandj , I know what you mean about bike motivation. Oh, I have the Ironman set up the way I like... mostly... I might swap saddles again. But the Mavic aero wheelset I got from RT really...
02-14-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I encountered the same issue with Vuelta SE...

Yeah, I encountered the same issue with Vuelta SE Plus chainrings. The 50T was ramped and pinned. But the 39T SE Plus wasn't noticeably different from the 38T plain SE model.

However I've had no...
02-11-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,108
Posted By canklecat

Strava is just social media with more data and...

Strava is just social media with more data and less drama. Some of my friends post everything they do. I might offer a kudo or comment if I know they're gong through some difficulties, whether...
02-09-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By canklecat

There's a lot more to Matthew McConaughey than...

There's a lot more to Matthew McConaughey than those amiable, folksy characters. He can play manipulative creeps really well. Check out Frailty, Mud, Wolf of Wall Street and others. He could easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,309
Posted By canklecat

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most...

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most video and audio interviews? The guy has a career as a diplomat ahead of him. He's typically very measured, rarely misspeaks himself or says anything...
Forum: Foo
02-09-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,745
Posted By canklecat

After my January post about the guy looking for a...

After my January post about the guy looking for a no-mask gym, a family member (also a COVID denialist and anti-masker) upped the ante on knuckleheadedness. He posted a whine about Planet Fitness'...
02-09-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,676
Posted By canklecat

Because the alternative -- indolence and slowly...

Because the alternative -- indolence and slowly fading away -- is worse. Between an autoimmune disorder and injuries I'm in pain all the time, every day. The wee hours and mornings are worst....
02-08-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, that's not unusual, whether with a phone or...

Yeah, that's not unusual, whether with a phone or GPS computer. I usually run both my phone and bike computer and it's not unusual for one or both to have a jittery, jagged trace some days. Seems to...
02-08-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,554
Posted By canklecat

Interesting front and rear rack setup. What...

Interesting front and rear rack setup. What models are those? And what's that adapter between the rear rack and frame?
02-08-21, 01:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,676
Posted By canklecat

That was Oliver McCall who broke down in the...

That was Oliver McCall who broke down in the ring, in their rematch after McCall knocked out Lewis. McCall wasn't in any particular physical pain -- he was a tough summagun, one of Mike Tyson's...
02-07-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,676
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the situation. I've shrugged off most...

Depends on the situation. I've shrugged off most injuries -- bicycle and motorcycle crashes, sports, fighting. Heck, I was an amateur boxer until my early 20s, so getting hit and pain were just...
02-07-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By canklecat

I'm pretty satisfied with the NiteRider Lumina...

I'm pretty satisfied with the NiteRider Lumina Dual 1800 (https://www.niterider.com/products/6787-lumina-dual-1800). The wide beam really helps, from the dual LEDs and lens to shape the beam. Even at...
02-07-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By canklecat

In some respects I find cycling better for...

In some respects I find cycling better for cardio, particularly when I use an indoor trainer or comparable machine. When I don't need to worry about exhaustion resulting in stumbling, losing my...
02-06-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By canklecat

When I boxed amateur in the 1970s-early '80s I...

When I boxed amateur in the 1970s-early '80s I mostly cycled for overall conditioning, partly because I had chronic pain from running -- arch cramps, shin splints. I discovered years later my narrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By canklecat

Koolstop are good. I use the Eagle 2 (Eagle Claw)...

Koolstop are good. I use the Eagle 2 (Eagle Claw) salmon pads on my bike with cantilever brakes. But the slightly lower priced Jagwire black long, thin pads curved to fit the rim work just as well in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By canklecat

Main reason I've switched my road bikes to latex...

Main reason I've switched my road bikes to latex tubes is for comfort. It really tames the chatter on chipseal. Any advantage in rolling resistance is measurable but not perceptible in my rides.
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02-06-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By canklecat

Looks like a GP5k version of the GP Classic with...

Looks like a GP5k version of the GP Classic with reddish-brown skinwalls I've been riding for a couple of years, with different tread -- well, pretty much no tread on the GP5k. The GP Classic as that...
Forum: Foo
02-06-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By canklecat

I play the internet. World's largest MMORPG. The...

I play the internet. World's largest MMORPG. The past few years demonstrate how pervasive and all-encompassing the internet can be as a role playing game. Except now the game plays us...
02-06-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,224
Posted By canklecat

Cotton swabs with hollow plastic stems. Great for...

Cotton swabs with hollow plastic stems. Great for making liners that thread through metal cable guides on bottom brackets and seat clusters, to prevent metal on metal abrasion. Slicks up the feel of...
02-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By canklecat

I have a set of Light Action L-422 shifters...

I have a set of Light Action L-422 shifters (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=ada3c1ed-ec59-4dfe-822b-8c61a71077d8&Enum=104). They're very good and appear to be a retrofriction design...
02-04-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By canklecat

I've found the thicker Dupont CoolMax pads wick...

I've found the thicker Dupont CoolMax pads wick sweat away and evaporate it more quickly than my shorts/bibs with thinner pads. Seems counter-intuitive, but I have three shorts and bibs with two...
01-31-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By canklecat

For cool weather road bike rides I wear bibs with...

For cool weather road bike rides I wear bibs with legs that extend below the knee. Saves having to add knee warmers to my other bibs and shorts.

For casual bike rides and running I'm considering...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By canklecat

Pain from an old neck injury has been getting...

Pain from an old neck injury has been getting worse so I've cut way back on outdoor rides. On the flip side, in addition to walking more, I resumed jogging in November and am still putting in the...
01-31-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By canklecat

XOSS G+...

XOSS G+ (https://www.amazon.com/stores/XOSS/page/664DF60A-4BC6-488A-B37E-F21656AC9874?ref_=ast_bln). I've had a couple of them for a year now. No real problems. Good basic no-frills GPS computer. No...
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