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Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By terrymorse

Typically chilly in the morning, especially in...

Typically chilly in the morning, especially in the redwoods. 40s or even 30s overnight. Warming up quickly into the 50s or 60s.

Always a chance of rain in December, especially near the Russian...
11-05-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By terrymorse

Plus, keep them away from sunlight and harsh...

Plus, keep them away from sunlight and harsh chemicals.

A black plastic garbage bag will do.
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By terrymorse

FYI, here's my list of shops in the Bay Area that...

FYI, here's my list of shops in the Bay Area that rent bikes:

https://gobikenow.com/companies/
11-03-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,739
Posted By terrymorse

My "PVCs" are what got me to go see the doctor....

My "PVCs" are what got me to go see the doctor. She said that by itself, it's nothing to worry about. Lots of tests later, still nothing worrisome found.

I just now recorded some PCVs on my Apple...
10-27-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By terrymorse

My feet and hands get cold easily. On my feet, I...

My feet and hands get cold easily. On my feet, I use:

Defeet Wollie Boolie socks...
10-25-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,669
Posted By terrymorse

I would think the medical screening process is...

I would think the medical screening process is the same: Start with the basic risk factor screening, then move on to the next level if warranted.

I'm going through this currently, to rule out my...
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By terrymorse

What’s the issue with California’s grape crop...

What’s the issue with California’s grape crop (besides taking over every growable acre anyone can find)?
10-25-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,443
Posted By terrymorse

A buddy got intentionally rammed by a buck a...

A buddy got intentionally rammed by a buck a couple years ago. Broke a couple of ribs, messed up the bike.

It’s this time of year, the bucks are going nuts.
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By terrymorse

Arguably, the biggest factor driving the massive...

Arguably, the biggest factor driving the massive growth in California forest fires is climate change:

"Human‐caused warming has already significantly enhanced wildfire activity in California,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By terrymorse

It's okay if the brake calipers swing back and...

It's okay if the brake calipers swing back and forth while the spring remains in place.

But check to see if the spring mount itself is rotating. It shouldn't do that. If that's the case, the...
10-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,669
Posted By terrymorse

I just finished a book entitled The Haywire Heart...

I just finished a book entitled The Haywire Heart - How Too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart.

It's written by athlete cardiologists and Lennard Zinn, who many...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By terrymorse

Looks like a single-pivot brake. That movement is...

Looks like a single-pivot brake. That movement is normal.

The spring centers the brake pads. If you need to adjust the brake pad centering, you need to loosen the mounting nut and rotate the...
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 528
Posted By terrymorse

Looking smokey in Northern California, too. Smoke...

Looking smokey in Northern California, too. Smoke predicted to move into Bay Area this afternoon.
...
10-25-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,351
Posted By terrymorse

Moving the saddle forward should be okay, it has...

Moving the saddle forward should be okay, it has quite a large setback now.

But do not rotate the bars up. They are already at the maximum. The bends of the bars should be parallel to the ground...
10-25-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,443
Posted By terrymorse

Deer probably would ride on the hoods. They are...

Deer probably would ride on the hoods. They are not very bright.
10-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,443
Posted By terrymorse

Deer are a menace.

Deer are a menace.
10-25-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,669
Posted By terrymorse

A few warning signs to watch out for while...

A few warning signs to watch out for while riding:


feeling light-headed, dizzy, or fainting
very fast racing heart beat
chest pain or tightness

These are signs that something could be...
10-25-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,538
Posted By terrymorse

The tube is open at one end to tire pressure, so...

The tube is open at one end to tire pressure, so the pressure inside the tube and tire should be the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By terrymorse

Recommend you use a CO2 inflator on you light...

Recommend you use a CO2 inflator on you light bike.

The light-and-small road pumps require a lot of work to get a tire up to pressure.

If you really want a pump, consider one of the combination...
10-23-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By terrymorse

Found this Felt geometry chart for 2011 F series:...

Found this Felt geometry chart for 2011 F series:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/778x552/screen_shot_2019_10_23_at_09_41_47_20692850c3ffe77dbe87a275eac0c7e9fd04743f.png
...
10-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,538
Posted By terrymorse

My expert opinion: Probably will never work. ...

My expert opinion: Probably will never work.

Their "pump" is a tube between the tire tread and casing. The "pumping action" relies on tire contact patch deformation to squeeze air through the...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,239
Posted By terrymorse

You did offend her. In California, land of youth...

You did offend her. In California, land of youth obsession, "ma'am" is the equivalent of "old woman".

I remember the first time a waiter called my wife "ma'am". It took her weeks to get over the...
10-21-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,739
Posted By terrymorse

Same thing happens to me. My doctor says PVCs are...

Same thing happens to me. My doctor says PVCs are nothing to worry about.
10-21-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,739
Posted By terrymorse

I was using a Garmin vivosmart 3...

I was using a Garmin vivosmart 3 (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/567813#overview) wrist band to record heart rate. The numbers were all over the place.

I switched to the Polar OH1+...
10-21-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By terrymorse

That doesn't match my experience. I have ridden...

That doesn't match my experience. I have ridden up to 155 miles in a single day, with no "bum soreness".
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By terrymorse

There are quite a few guided tours in Costa Rica....

There are quite a few guided tours in Costa Rica. It's a fairly popular winter destination for cycling.

Trek Travel Multisport (https://trektravel.com/trip/costa-rica-multisport-bike-tour/)
...
10-21-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By terrymorse

I'm confused by your comment. As I stated,...

I'm confused by your comment.

As I stated, I'm getting out of the saddle every few minutes, so I'm obviously not using a "continuous position".
10-21-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By terrymorse

As I understand it, cardio (heart) endurance is...

As I understand it, cardio (heart) endurance is sort of a misnomer. Your heart muscle doesn't fatigue, but your skeletal muscles do. It's a cardiovascular system, with many parts.

There are a...
10-20-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By terrymorse

Story related by an old ride buddy (ORB). "Old"...

Story related by an old ride buddy (ORB). "Old" meaning "advanced age".

There's a fast early morning ride aptly named The Morning Ride, every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6:25 AM from downtown...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By terrymorse

Leather work gloves and muscle.

Leather work gloves and muscle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By terrymorse

Emergency roadside repair only. The tire is...

Emergency roadside repair only. The tire is extremely difficult to mount, so it's best done back at the garage.



Is this the Stan's bottle you recommend? I was considering that bottle, but I...
10-20-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

Tapping out of this thread. The arguments have...

Tapping out of this thread. The arguments have become too ridiculous.

Ride on the hoods, or the drops, or the hooks, or with no hands at all. Ignore the experts if you want to. It's your life.
Forum: Foo
10-20-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By terrymorse

Uh oh, that's a big responsibility. :) Got...

Uh oh, that's a big responsibility. :)

Got any ideas?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By terrymorse

Thanks, I'll go with a 2oz bottle to start with....

Thanks, I'll go with a 2oz bottle to start with. Trying Slime at first, since it reportedly is more stable over time than the latex sealants. We'll see.

I found this 2oz squeeze bottle with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By terrymorse

Emergency Puncture Repair with Sealant

Does anyone know of a sealant-based puncture repair kit that's compact enough fit in a small saddle bag? Something you can use to fix a puncture long enough to get you home?

I really could have...
10-20-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By terrymorse

That's great, congratulations on your...

That's great, congratulations on your improvement.

You're on the steep part of the fitness curve now, where improvements come quickly. Eventually, that curve will start to flatten out, and...
10-20-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

That left tire track is also nice because debris...

That left tire track is also nice because debris there gets swept constantly by car tires, so you're less likely to slip out on junk there.
10-20-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

It takes two to argue. As long as you keep...

It takes two to argue. As long as you keep throwing softballs, I'll keep knocking them out of the park. :)



Further nonsense. You conveniently ignore the probability of an emergency event. This...
10-20-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By terrymorse

My business used to rent lots of road bikes with...

My business used to rent lots of road bikes with an upgrade option to Reynolds carbon wheels. No rider weight limit.

The only failure we ever had on those wheels was from excessive heat due to...
10-20-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

Are you just arguing to hear yourself type now?...

Are you just arguing to hear yourself type now? Any experience rider intuitively knows when conditions make emergency braking more likely. Approaching blind driveways, descending in the dark, to name...
10-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

Semantic nit picking, congratulations. It's...

Semantic nit picking, congratulations. It's obvious to any sensible person that my general statement "braking in the drops" meant morse specifically "braking in the hooks".



I'm not astounded...
10-19-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

Using the drops also requires an increased hip...

Using the drops also requires an increased hip flexion angle, which may be difficult for people who can't touch their toes.

On the topic of muscle engagement, I found this cool infographic. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By terrymorse

I've been using the route planner for about 10...

I've been using the route planner for about 10 years. It's the best one I've found.

I download routes to my Garmin Edge 830, or sometimes I use the RWGPS iPhone app's voice directions. I put the...
10-19-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

Incorrect. I did not state that drops are...

Incorrect. I did not state that drops are "preferred for slow to moderate speeds". I stated a list of scenarios in which drops are beneficial, scenarios which may occur at any range of speeds.


...
10-19-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,918
Posted By terrymorse

I second the advice to tilt the saddle up,...

I second the advice to tilt the saddle up, especially since the raised handlebars now give you an upright position (with more weight on the saddle).

At the least, the nose of the saddle ought to...
10-19-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

I disagree. Given the known fact that braking is...

I disagree. Given the known fact that braking is more effective from the drops, it's clear that it is the preferred position for emergency braking.



What's the matter, is there something wrong...
10-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

Of course not. I ride in the drops whenever it's...

Of course not. I ride in the drops whenever it's likely I may need to emergency brake.

Like the other night. I was coasting down a straight 6% grade in a residential neighborhood with good...
10-19-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

Your presumption is that technical descents are...

Your presumption is that technical descents are the only situation that warrants the use of drops. I don't think that's the only situation. Off the top of my head, here are some others:

emergency...
Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By terrymorse

Woohoo! I never win anything.

Woohoo! I never win anything.
10-18-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 46,595
Posted By terrymorse

I think you're right, I seem to remember the...

I think you're right, I seem to remember the same. Like this one:

Pro Tips: How to Descend on a Road Bike - bikeexchange.com (https://www.bikeexchange.com/blog/how-to-descend-road-bike)

In...
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