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Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By canklecat

Debatable, if you mean intelligent life. My...

Debatable, if you mean intelligent life. My philosophizing friends and I debate the issue of consciousness. They lean toward the notion that we're just programmable meat puppets.

Often I'm...
11-12-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By canklecat

On my Cycleops magnetic trainer (metal roller) I...

On my Cycleops magnetic trainer (metal roller) I use Continental Ultra Sport II, the same tires I ride outdoors with. I've used 700x23, 700x25, folding and wire bead versions. No problems. That...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By canklecat

I usually check the various tech journals for...

I usually check the various tech journals for updates when I notice something different about YouTube, Google products, Facebook, etc. Often they'll launch changes with little or no notice. Then tech...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 592
Posted By canklecat

Other intelligent, sentient or self-aware life?...

Other intelligent, sentient or self-aware life? Yes, probably. But I doubt it's anything like us or the cliches in scifi, most of which are conveniently humanoids who communicate pretty much as we...
11-12-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,152
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the description of the car biz from...

Ditto, the description of the car biz from NoControl. It's a horrible working environment and a valuable experience. Everyone should try it. Playwright/director David Mamet wasn't exaggerating in...
11-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

Regarding cycling and alleged bone density...

Regarding cycling and alleged bone density problems, I'm skeptical. I want to see more studies of the general population. So far the only study I've read was of professional and serious amateur...
Forum: Foo
11-11-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the bike trainer. That got me through...

Ditto, the bike trainer. That got me through recovery last year after being hit by a car. I still use it about once a week, mostly in bad weather or to warm up before tackling a hard ride or new PRs....
11-11-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

I'm only an expert on my own pain. Mostly because...

I'm only an expert on my own pain. Mostly because too many medical professionals disregard pain. If it's not detectable with X-rays, MRIs or CT scans, it isn't real to them.



Supplements like...
11-11-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

Yep, sinus pressure/pain and headaches are the...

Yep, sinus pressure/pain and headaches are the worst in terms of getting attention from medical professionals. Even doctors tend to regard invisible ailments as unimportant, malingering or ploys to...
11-11-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

Incidentally, for some respiratory irritation...

Incidentally, for some respiratory irritation like asthma, and for improved circulation and associated benefits -- including mental clarity, there are some fairly ordinary supplements worth trying.
...
11-11-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

Yup, those are side effects from some...

Yup, those are side effects from some corticosteroids. As patients and consumers we're so overwhelmed with warnings about medications that we tend to tune them out. But with some meds, side effects...
11-11-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

Regarding chronic pain in joints and connective...

Regarding chronic pain in joints and connective tissue near the skin surface (aching shoulder, knees, hands, etc.)... I know I've mentioned this before but try Ted's Pain Cream. It's an effective...
11-11-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

Prednisone/prednisolone isn't a pain reliever,...

Prednisone/prednisolone isn't a pain reliever, not in the sense of opiates. It's primarily a powerful anti-inflammatory. If inflammation is the primary cause of the pain, then sure, prednisone will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

I've done that a couple of times. Cut the wrap...

I've done that a couple of times. Cut the wrap flush with the ends of the bars. Shove the plug in. If the plug needs extra thickness to hold I'll just wrap electrical tape around the inside of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18,915
Views: 3,837,187
Posted By canklecat

There are some good quality values in those...

There are some good quality values in those no-name and silly-name cycling apparel on Amazon. Turns out Spotti and Przewalski are the same company, and some of the same items are sold under both...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By canklecat

Saturday and Sunday were my first outdoor rides...

Saturday and Sunday were my first outdoor rides since last weekend. Danged sinus inflammation and congestion causing almost non-stop headaches, dizziness and nausea. Sudafed and a bunch of other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By canklecat

Machka: Yikes! So it's true -- everything in...

Machka: Yikes! So it's true -- everything in Australia really is trying to kill people. Seriously though, get well soon. Lots of rest is probably best for now.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,683
Posted By canklecat

Same thing happened to me last year. I got an...

Same thing happened to me last year. I got an attorney whose firm specializes in representing clients on two wheels.

NEVER discuss your medical issues with anyone other than your doctors and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By canklecat

BTW, for recurring minor to moderate joint pain...

BTW, for recurring minor to moderate joint pain even after an injury or strain should have healed, try Ted's Pain Cream (https://tedsbrainscience.com/). It's unique stuff, interesting because it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By canklecat

In addition to the above, try double wrapping...

In addition to the above, try double wrapping your handlebar, or use a shock/vibration resistant wrap.

The cheapest wrap that reduces road vibration is an old tube, cut to strips shaped roughly...
11-10-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By canklecat

Or just add some Boeshield T9 or White Lightning...

Or just add some Boeshield T9 or White Lightning liquid paraffin lubes, since they've already figured out the right solvents.

And I'd test both liquid paraffin lubes for...
11-10-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 683,770
Posted By canklecat

Heh! The bits and bobs I'm transferring to a...

Heh! The bits and bobs I'm transferring to a Diamondback Podium frame came from a decade-old Trek Equinox, an entry level TT/tri-bike. Heavy aluminum frame, complete bike probably weighs 30 lbs....
11-10-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 661
Posted By canklecat

Best duty I had as a Navy Corpsman was with the...

Best duty I had as a Navy Corpsman was with the grunts at Pendleton in the mid 1970s. Also where I got into cycling, commuting on my Motobecane Mirage, the only transportation I could afford.
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 748
Posted By canklecat

Pretty sure my cousin's oldest son is a Bigfoot....

Pretty sure my cousin's oldest son is a Bigfoot. He has Fred Flintstone feet. Seriously, the kid's feet were so tough he could run barefoot on gravel roads. And he'd skid to a stop, kicking up dust,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,088
Posted By canklecat

popeye: Yup, Conti Race 28 Light tubes do demand...

popeye: Yup, Conti Race 28 Light tubes do demand more care. But they seem to work well so far. I've used 'em for a few months, and the single puncture was self inflicted.

But I am concerned about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By canklecat

I can usually predict my average speed on...

I can usually predict my average speed on familiar routes just by how I feel. But occasionally I'll fool myself.

My fastest time on a familiar 30 mile route was back in early September at night....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 563
Posted By canklecat

In base layers, jerseys or windbreakers, look for...

In base layers, jerseys or windbreakers, look for designs with wind-resistant materials on the chest but breathable material in the underarms and along the back, or at least along the sides if the...
11-09-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By canklecat

More is fine, as long as there's a programmable...

More is fine, as long as there's a programmable option to easily cycle between two, like hi-lo beams for cars.
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By canklecat

Hiking is no joke, not something to take lightly....

Hiking is no joke, not something to take lightly. Authorities ruled actor Charles Levin's death was caused by a fall after he got off track trying to find his new home in rural Oregon. It's usually a...
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 42,855
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Arguello. Back in 1976 I was stationed in...

Ditto, Arguello. Back in 1976 I was stationed in San Diego for several months for training after boot camp. I found a trainer, ex-Army special forces, who worked with pros but let me use the gym and...
11-09-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

One of the best nootropics is physical activity....

One of the best nootropics is physical activity. Getting oxygenated blood circulating, along with brain chemicals that reward exertion, help my chronic pain and occasional morning fogginess better...
11-09-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By canklecat

As with heat adaptation, there are limits to what...

As with heat adaptation, there are limits to what humans can reasonably endure and survive. These tips are just for us mere mortals and weekend warriors who don't want to be stuck on the indoor...
Forum: Foo
11-09-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 42,855
Posted By canklecat

Speaking of all time great bantamweights, here's...

Speaking of all time great bantamweights, here's a video of Eder Jofre chatting with fans and working the heavy bag in his 70s. Copies of this video circulated, citing his age at anything from 77 to...
11-08-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,082
Posted By canklecat

If you're wanting to degrease a new chain in the...

If you're wanting to degrease a new chain in the original lube, and not use a petroleum solvent or gasoline (bad idea but some folks do it), there are caustic degreasers for use in hot water.

I...
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,264
Posted By canklecat

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-08-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By canklecat

Article: Tips for adapting to cold weather

Pretty much the same as hot weather adaptation: Gradual exposure, put up with a little discomfort and shivering to train the body. And something about "brown fat."

"How to Help Your Body Adapt to...
11-08-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

One of the unfortunate realities of life for some...

One of the unfortunate realities of life for some folks is chronic pain, due to injury, illness or aging. Pain is a distraction that hinders clear thinking. Anything that reduces pain may help...
11-08-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, that "supple" thin sidewall thing is why...

Yeah, that "supple" thin sidewall thing is why I've hesitated to put a nearly new set of Conti Grand Prix Classic skinwalls on my Ironman. Great tires but I occasionally ride the Ironman on gravel....
11-08-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 683,770
Posted By canklecat

Hmmm... I already have all those in a box waiting...

Hmmm... I already have all those in a box waiting to be installed on a project frame. We must've stripped twin frames.
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 42,855
Posted By canklecat

Yikes. That bootleg video made me seasick. But...

Yikes. That bootleg video made me seasick. But between it and the highlight reels, I'm comfortable saying a peak Donaire would easily have beaten Inoue at this stage. This is a much slower Donaire...
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,264
Posted By canklecat

Pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, peppers, bacon &...

Pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, peppers, bacon & sausage.

Fixed.
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,264
Posted By canklecat

"Having been truthful, here I lie."

"Having been truthful, here I lie."
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,242
Posted By canklecat

Like Zoidberg, I'm up for whatever. Back in...

Like Zoidberg, I'm up for whatever.

Back in late September, when I did my first solo century in a couple of years, the odometer showed 98.something miles with a mile to get home. I diverted to my...
11-07-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By canklecat

Also check out the 1980s-early '90s rigid...

Also check out the 1980s-early '90s rigid frame/fork mountain bikes and MTB-lite types like the Univega Via Carisma. Longer top tube relative to seat tube.

My Via Carisma is technically a little...
11-07-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 418
Posted By canklecat

My neck injury is from being hit by cars, twice....

My neck injury is from being hit by cars, twice. C2 was broken in 2001 but healed, although it's thickened and the cartilage is shot so there's some grinding. And after the 2018 collision the C1 and...
11-07-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,802
Posted By canklecat

Regarding Boston Jim's nested quote thing, try...

Regarding Boston Jim's nested quote thing, try watching the original b&w sci-fi movie "The Thing From Another World." The best part of the movie is the clever repartee and overlapping dialog. The...
11-07-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,802
Posted By canklecat

Just curious ... what did she dislike about it,...

Just curious ... what did she dislike about it, or didn't find inspiring or motivating? The bike or just the whole triathlon experience?

In my case an old neck injury prevents me from staying in...
11-07-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,802
Posted By canklecat

You're not alone. Many fixie and single speed...

You're not alone. Many fixie and single speed riders go through that phase. If they like the concept they move on to a better fixie or build their own.

Several local friends went through that too....
11-07-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By canklecat

That may depend on the overall helmet and harness...

That may depend on the overall helmet and harness design. I'd need to dig my old Bell non-MIPS helmet out of the bottom of the closet to photograph and compare with the newer Bell with MIPS and the...
Forum: Foo
11-07-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 42,855
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like the Inoue vs Donaire bout went pretty...

Sounds like the Inoue vs Donaire bout went pretty much as expected. Fight of the year quality, rocking each other, but the younger guy had the edge. I'm betting a prime Donaire would have beaten him...
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