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Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By winston63

Good to hear from you, and glad that you are...

Good to hear from you, and glad that you are getting good support through this. Continuing to pray for your recovery...
Forum: Foo
11-05-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,912
Posted By winston63

Congratulations, that's fantastic! I think...

Congratulations, that's fantastic!

I think you nailed it - keto may be an excellent way for some people to maintain the CICO balance they need for weight loss and maintenance. I also think you are...
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,912
Posted By winston63

I did have issues with high blood pressure and it...

I did have issues with high blood pressure and it is something that I have to be careful about - my Dad has had problems and even a stroke some years back.

For me, my blood pressure dropped when I...
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,912
Posted By winston63

Yeah, it took me a while to figure out that it's...

Yeah, it took me a while to figure out that it's simply calories in vs calories out - once I found a reasonably reliable way to track both I found it relatively easy to lose weight and keep it off.
...
10-22-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,286
Posted By winston63

Yes, I swapped out the stock aluminum seat post...

Yes, I swapped out the stock aluminum seat post in my Diverge for one of those and it makes a big difference. But that's clearly due to the design, I don't know that a 'regular' carbon seat post...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By winston63

Oh that’s terrible news - so sorry to hear that. ...

Oh that’s terrible news - so sorry to hear that.

You have my prayers for a full recovery, for strength during the treatment and support for you and your family at this difficult time.
10-11-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By winston63

I get some discomfort around oh, 70 or 80 kms or...

I get some discomfort around oh, 70 or 80 kms or so, but it does depend on which bike I'm riding and how I'm riding.

I did a very fast (for me) 100k group ride recently on my Scott and I don't...
10-07-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By winston63

If I want to stay dry on my commute I'll wear...

If I want to stay dry on my commute I'll wear some MEC waterproof/breathable rain pants.

I will say that if I'm doing any sort of long/energetic ride I generally forgo the rain pants because I'll...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By winston63

I get passed by fast fat bikes on the local MUP...

I get passed by fast fat bikes on the local MUP all the time - of course these are e-fat bikes. They've become a real common thing around here.
09-30-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,610
Posted By winston63

I'm certainly not as competent or comfortable...

I'm certainly not as competent or comfortable with it as I was in my younger days, but I will say it depends quite a bit on the bike I'm riding.

I can control my AWOL relatively easily...
09-12-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,636
Posted By winston63

Yeah I almost always wear bike shorts when I'm...

Yeah I almost always wear bike shorts when I'm riding now, even over short distances where it's not 'necessary'. I'm just so much more comfortable in cycling kit.

I will sometimes hop on the AWOL...
09-12-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,636
Posted By winston63

Logically, this makes sense to me - with proper...

Logically, this makes sense to me - with proper laundering there isn't any health issue whatsoever. However, a slightly irrational part of me gets icked out by the thought of wearing used...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,127
Posted By winston63

Iím with Brian25, waterproof is a definite...

Iím with Brian25, waterproof is a definite feature. A number of waterproof panniers are just big bags though, if you want pockets for organization that can narrow your choices.

One compromise that...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,399
Posted By winston63

Thanks for the photos - it looks like you got...

Thanks for the photos - it looks like you got fantastic weather for the trip!

Too bad you couldn’t complete the loop this time, but you’ve got a good sense of the area for next year. And I agree,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By winston63

Generally I cut them. If a tag is small and I...

Generally I cut them. If a tag is small and I can't feel it I might leave it on out of laziness, but any long tags are getting cut.
07-23-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,164
Posted By winston63

In my weight loss journey I have found the...

In my weight loss journey I have found the process frustratingly non-linear, but ultimately if you stick with it youíll get there.

There were plenty of times when my weight loss would plateau or...
07-16-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,164
Posted By winston63

Congratulations! Thatís fantastic and...

Congratulations!

Thatís fantastic and inspirational, really awesome that youíve been able to get to where you are at.

I agree that counting calories does work. My weight loss wasnít quite as...
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,521
Posted By winston63

Yeah, I've only once been stung by a bee on a...

Yeah, I've only once been stung by a bee on a ride, and it was because the bee somehow got caught up in my jersey. But I've been stung by wasps considerably more often, though not yet this year....
06-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,666
Posted By winston63

Absolutely I do - but it's easy because cycling...

Absolutely I do - but it's easy because cycling is encouraged and supported at my workpace. We have a secure covered lockup area, showers and a bike repair station with tools and supplies.

Bike to...
06-13-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,939
Posted By winston63

I think I was something of an outlier, but my...

I think I was something of an outlier, but my recovery from a large inguinal hernai repair was very slow. I couldn't ride for three months post surgery, though I began walking everywhere in place of...
06-11-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,767
Posted By winston63

Despite my warning regarding Highway 20 I do...

Despite my warning regarding Highway 20 I do think Port Townsend is worth including if you can. It is an awesome town in such a picturesque setting!

Sequim to Port Angeles is only about 20 miles...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,392
Posted By winston63

We're obsessed with this now in North America,...

We're obsessed with this now in North America, but when I was a kid most folks bathed about once a week on average and we didn't wash clothing with anywhere near the frequency that we do now. And...
06-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,767
Posted By winston63

There's one section of Highway 20 that is narrow...

There's one section of Highway 20 that is narrow with no shoulder and a fair bit of traffic, including big trucks. I've ridden it and I know lots of other folks who have and it's certainly doable but...
05-30-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,939
Posted By winston63

I had mesh repair four years ago, and for sure I...

I had mesh repair four years ago, and for sure I feel it from time to time. Usually it's a complete non-issue but there are times when it feels a bit uncomfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 323,703
Posted By winston63

Agreed - I've mostly experienced positive...

Agreed - I've mostly experienced positive interactions with others when riding in a paceline and I've found it to be fun and surprisingly social.

But then again, maybe I don't ride with 'serious'...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,399
Posted By winston63

That sounds great! That will give you lots...

That sounds great!

That will give you lots of time to enjoy the scenery, stop at some great viewpoints and really take it in. You'll be riding through some really fantastic areas: make sure you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,951
Posted By winston63

That sounds a lot better than what I've got! But...

That sounds a lot better than what I've got! But really, despite my posts on this I don't find that it's all that much of a big deal. And there are some things that I really like about thru-axles.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,951
Posted By winston63

That design would help. But I still can't see it...

That design would help. But I still can't see it being easier than rim brakes + QR.

Perhaps it's my mechanical ineptitude, but I've got a bike with disks and thru-axles (Spec. Diverge) and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,951
Posted By winston63

Disc brakes don't make it any harder, but It can...

Disc brakes don't make it any harder, but It can take longer with through-axles, particularly the rear wheel. And since almost all disc brake frames now come with through-axles it may be something...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,399
Posted By winston63

You do have a point in a way - Lake Cowichan is...

You do have a point in a way - Lake Cowichan is something like 170 m above sea level and Port Renfrew is sea level. But you still have a mountain to climb regardless of the direction of travel :)
...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,399
Posted By winston63

Well, one thing I should say is that I did it in...

Well, one thing I should say is that I did it in reverse order, but without question I found going from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew easier than Port Renfrew to Sooke.

I didnít mind the ride from...
Forum: Touring
05-01-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,399
Posted By winston63

One thing that I think might be worth mentioning...

One thing that I think might be worth mentioning is that there are some pretty steep hills between Sooke & Port Renfrew. I found that section more challenging than climbing the mountain on the...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,399
Posted By winston63

I've ridden this route in reverse order. It's...

I've ridden this route in reverse order. It's mostly a gorgeous ride, but the roads between Sooke and Port Renfrew are narrow in spots with no shoulder and plenty of blind corners. It's not much of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,484
Posted By winston63

Always - a thermal cap in winter and beanie or...

Always - a thermal cap in winter and beanie or cycling cap to protect from the sun and absorb sweat in the heat.
04-25-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,781
Posted By winston63

Congrats on the new ride! Iím really glad...

Congrats on the new ride!

Iím really glad you pulled the trigger, it sounds like it rides like a dream.
04-09-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,781
Posted By winston63

Oh just go for it and forget the guilt! ...

Oh just go for it and forget the guilt!

You're not hurting your finances, you've cleared it with your wife and frankly, I'm betting that you absolutely love the new bike. I'm a couple of years...
03-11-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,236
Posted By winston63

I've always been suspicious that keto diets and...

I've always been suspicious that keto diets and the like could carry some long term health risks, but I suspect that obesity is far more dangerous and the simple act of losing weight is going to be a...
03-10-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,236
Posted By winston63

:thumb: Congratulations! I lost just shy of...

:thumb:

Congratulations! I lost just shy of 50 pounds 3 years ago doing exactly that - and I've kept my weight down since then by maintaining an awareness of the amount of calories I consume vs...
03-01-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By winston63

A year ago I was looking at the same bikes (but...

A year ago I was looking at the same bikes (but 2018 models of course) and I went for the E5 Comp with 105. But you should be aware that the carbon frame has greater tire clearance than the Al frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,681
Posted By winston63

:thumb: I tend to ride with a similar...

:thumb:

I tend to ride with a similar cadence primarily because I've found it's easier on my knees. i seriously don't care at all if I'm less efficient than I would be grinding it out in a big...
01-29-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By winston63

I run Marathons on my AWOL. After numerous flats...

I run Marathons on my AWOL. After numerous flats with a few other tires I figured that I'm actually faster when I don't have to repair roadside flats, so I'm OK with the lower rolling resistance.
...
Forum: Touring
01-16-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,624
Posted By winston63

Thanks for the head's up. I do understand why the...

Thanks for the head's up. I do understand why the banks are vigilant about this sort of thing (after having my CC compromised in the past).

You'll get years of use out your Ortliebs, enjoy!
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,624
Posted By winston63

The Dolphins look awesome to me. Iíve got the...

The Dolphins look awesome to me. Iíve got the smaller GT 18s that I use as front panniers if Iím doing a loaded tour (with my Ortliebs on the rear). They also see a lot of use on the rear rack...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,624
Posted By winston63

I haven't strapped the bags together, but yes,...

I haven't strapped the bags together, but yes, now I double check the latches and I admit that I haven't had a bag come off since I've been doing that.

I'm surprised at how often it appears that...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,624
Posted By winston63

Probably it was some degree of user error on my...

Probably it was some degree of user error on my part, but I have had my Ortlieb Bikepacker's come off more than once. They may not play well with my Toepeak explorer?

In any case, what I think...
Forum: Touring
01-14-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,624
Posted By winston63

For waterproof panniers it's hard to go wrong...

For waterproof panniers it's hard to go wrong with Ortlieb. But I'm not wild about their attachment system and have had a loaded pannier come flying off more than once.

That said, they are well...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,030
Posted By winston63

I got a call from my local shop as well (Russ...

I got a call from my local shop as well (Russ Hays Bicycles). They let me know the parts are on the way and will call me as soon as they get them. Like you I am debating whether or not to ride it...
Forum: Touring
01-10-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,356
Posted By winston63

I actually solved a knee problem by moving to...

I actually solved a knee problem by moving to clipless from platforms: I'm not sure exactly why, but I had all kinds of knee issues when I was riding platforms. Securing my foot on the pedal resolved...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,625
Posted By winston63

I bought a 2018 Diverge E5 Comp and I'm very...

I bought a 2018 Diverge E5 Comp and I'm very happy with it.

I have a light carbon bike for good weather riding (Scott Solace) but I wanted something for year round road riding with the ability to...
01-06-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,047
Posted By winston63

:thumb: Agreed. I'm mostly a...

:thumb:

Agreed. I'm mostly a commuter/utility cyclist but that's because I love running errands, shopping, getting around by bike.

I do also participate in recreational group and solo rides,...
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