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10-16-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By terrymorse

When I have to climb something steep and slick, I...

When I have to climb something steep and slick, I concentrate on spinning circles at a fairly high cadence. Staying in the saddle, of course.

That usually works.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,480
Posted By terrymorse

coleman Valley is steep but not very long....

coleman Valley is steep but not very long. Beautiful views of the ocean.

Kings Ridge, Fort Ross, Meyers Grade, Sweetwater Springs are nearby climbs that are tougher.

The roads around the...
10-16-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Precisely. Comfort (or lack thereof) is a direct...

Precisely. Comfort (or lack thereof) is a direct result of fitting. Which is why I wrote above:

"Barring some physical abnormality, drops are comfortable on a properly fitted bike."
10-16-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Not sure to which poster you are referring, but...

Not sure to which poster you are referring, but let me be clear:

Control of flat bars vs hooks of drop bars is roughly equivalent, although it is easier to get your upper torso lower when using...
10-16-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

False, I did not write that. Yes, city bikes...

False, I did not write that.

Yes, city bikes are designed for the needs of casual riders who travel slowly in the city. They are used by other riders for other purposes, but that is not the design...
10-16-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

FX3 is a road bike with flat bars.

FX3 is a road bike with flat bars.
10-16-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

I didn't make the claim that a road bike is...

I didn't make the claim that a road bike is adaptable. That claim was made by another, above, about a city bike.

Yet no matter what "adaptations" you do to a city bike, it will not perform like a...
10-16-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Exactly. Which is why the claim that a city bike...

Exactly. Which is why the claim that a city bike is "adaptable" (made above) is ludicrous.
10-16-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Take a city bike down a steep, technical descent...

Take a city bike down a steep, technical descent and make note of how "adaptable" they are.
10-16-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Good idea. As everyone knows, full suspension...

Good idea. As everyone knows, full suspension downhill bikes are designed for casual urban cyclists going slowly.

/sarcasm
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By terrymorse

Hmm. Do you know which part of it failed? ...

Hmm. Do you know which part of it failed?

I've been using one of those Genuine Innovations AirChucks (https://www.genuineinnovations.com/products/air-chuck-co2-bike-tire-inflator) for at least 10...
10-16-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By terrymorse

I think at 4'8", he's looking at a 24" wheel...

I think at 4'8", he's looking at a 24" wheel size. He might be able to squeeze onto an extra small women's 26" hybrid, but that would be a stretch.

The Cannondale Quick 24...
10-16-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, a strong rider can get an upright city bike...

Yes, a strong rider can get an upright city bike to go fairly quickly.

That does not change the fact that they are designed for casual riders who ride slowly.
10-16-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

An upright city bike is shaped to accommodate the...

An upright city bike is shaped to accommodate the casual, non-athletic rider, traveling at a slow speed.
10-15-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By terrymorse

I mounted a Lowepro Rezo 15 case to hold a Canon...

I mounted a Lowepro Rezo 15 case to hold a Canon PowerShot S90. Lowepro makes several sizes that hold point-and-shoot cameras.
...
10-15-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By terrymorse

There's also a shortcut that opens the Camera app...

There's also a shortcut that opens the Camera app from the lock screen. Just swipe left (http://www.tapsmart.com/tips-and-tricks/guide-how-to-open-the-camera-from-the-iphone-lock-screen-ios-10/).
10-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By terrymorse

I carried a Canon PowerShot S90 on my bike for...

I carried a Canon PowerShot S90 on my bike for years, storing it in a case on my handlebars. With one hand, I could pull it out out of the case, take a shot, and put it back in the case. Very fast to...
10-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,403
Posted By terrymorse

Since the OP appears to have just started riding...

Since the OP appears to have just started riding recently, his knee pain/burning may simply caused by a strength or flexibility imbalance in his leg muscles. It's a very common problem. This type of...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 928
Posted By terrymorse

Ha, the old newspaper trick! I still stuff them...

Ha, the old newspaper trick! I still stuff them in the front of my jersey before descending Mt. Hamilton. The first 2000 feet can be really chilly. Newspaper is getting harder to find in the trash,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By terrymorse

According to bicyclerollingresistance.com...

According to bicyclerollingresistance.com (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews?maxweight=401&max=13&min=10&minpr=7), the Grand Prix 4000S II has a sidewall thickness of 0.55 mm...
10-13-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Neither of those statements is true. Barring...

Neither of those statements is true.

Barring some physical abnormality, drops are comfortable on a properly fitted bike.
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By terrymorse

When I was running my bike tour company, we...

When I was running my bike tour company, we operated a hilly tour in the region north of San Francisco.

It could be done as a credit card tour. Here's the daily itinerary:

Stage 1: Mill...
10-12-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By terrymorse

Congratulations, track standing is a nifty skill....

Congratulations, track standing is a nifty skill.

The being said, my only fall of 2019 (so far) was while attempting a track stand. I didn't notice that my chain had dropped, until it was too late...
10-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

"they should ride just like you" = further...

"they should ride just like you" = further hyperbole.

My "campaign" is to encourage cyclist to learn and practice time-tested skills. Born from spending too much time in emergency rooms and urgent...
10-11-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

Thank you for injecting absurd hyperbole into a...

Thank you for injecting absurd hyperbole into a serious discussion.
10-11-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

What you are missing is that any cyclist can find...

What you are missing is that any cyclist can find themselves in a situation that warrants the hands-on-hooks position.
10-11-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,062
Posted By terrymorse

Carbon is extremely strong. Changing to a...

Carbon is extremely strong. Changing to a different material won't improve the durability of your fork.

Also, the notion that carbon parts snap without warning is mostly a myth. Like metal...
10-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By terrymorse

My sit bones never get sore, no matter the length...

My sit bones never get sore, no matter the length of the ride.

I attribute that partly to getting out of the saddle and standing on the pedals every few minutes.
10-11-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,738
Posted By terrymorse

As long as you’re able to use all the positions,...

As long as you’re able to use all the positions, preferring one for most of the time is fine.

But if you never use the hooks, you won’t be able to access them when the conditions warrant.
Forum: Introductions
10-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By terrymorse

Welcome from the Bay Area. Keep on riding!

Welcome from the Bay Area. Keep on riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,247
Posted By terrymorse

12 months of cycling in the SF Bay Area. The...

12 months of cycling in the SF Bay Area. The worst we have to contend with is the occasional hard rain.
10-09-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 875
Posted By terrymorse

At the end of a long ride away from home, I...

At the end of a long ride away from home, I usually purchase one Odwalla Chocolate Protein (https://www.odwalla.com/products/proteins/chocolate-protein).

It's available in most stores, so it's a...
10-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By terrymorse

This is why I don't like coated cables or...

This is why I don't like coated cables or housings. The coating always comes off.

I only use high quality, uncoated and un-lubricated, cables and housing. Stainless only.
10-06-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,213
Posted By terrymorse

Ha! I have to start looking at the dates on...

Ha! I have to start looking at the dates on threads.
10-06-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,213
Posted By terrymorse

Doubtful. Italian threads are rare these days. ...

Doubtful. Italian threads are rare these days.

FSA has a bottom bracket compatibility chart for their cranks. Here's the section that shows 68mm English threaded shells and MEGA EXO cranks:
...
10-05-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By terrymorse

What? Some explanation of how these things might...

What? Some explanation of how these things might affect the cadence vs speed relationship, please. How small is "small"?
10-05-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By terrymorse

True. But a plug that has been pulled up...

True. But a plug that has been pulled up accidentally will be an annoyance when you find the need to adjust the preload in the future. Until you notice that the plug needs repositioning and...
10-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,300
Posted By terrymorse

I have cold hands and have tried just about every...

I have cold hands and have tried just about every combination of gloves over the years. I have a drawer full of different types of gloves.

My best results have been when layering:

First layer:...
10-04-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By terrymorse

I've ridden the sections between Highway 89...

I've ridden the sections between Highway 89 (Monitor Pass) and Bishop a few times.

It's a decent road surface with a shoulder, not the most exciting of rides. It can be hot or windy, or both.
...
10-03-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By terrymorse

Trinity Road is a beast of a climb. I'd only...

Trinity Road is a beast of a climb. I'd only recommend that for serious climbers.

Something less beastly is the Valley of the Moon ride (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15292265), which starts and...
Forum: Foo
10-03-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 808
Posted By terrymorse

The UPS Store has a luggage shipping service: ...

The UPS Store has a luggage shipping service:

Pack and Ship Luggage (https://www.theupsstore.com/pack-ship/travel-luggage)

I use one of their small boxes when credit card bike touring. I'll...
10-03-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By terrymorse

Yet, it is bad to over tighten the top cap bolt. ...

Yet, it is bad to over tighten the top cap bolt.

The compression plug that the top cap bolt screws into is held in pace by friction. Torquing the top cap bolt too much will pull out the...
10-03-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By terrymorse

Here you go: "In light of Distracted Driving...

Here you go:

"In light of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, California Highway Patrol along with some help from Redding police, made their presence known on Lake Boulevard in Redding as officers...
10-02-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,438
Posted By terrymorse

Consider a super simplified example -- a pogo...

Consider a super simplified example -- a pogo stick. Bouncing up and down on a pogo stick requires energy.
10-01-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By terrymorse

You could make a cheap and easy do-it-yourself...

You could make a cheap and easy do-it-yourself fork lock out, like this guy did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsUbqn2ZI2c
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,181
Posted By terrymorse

Compared to gearing that won't allow you to make...

Compared to gearing that won't allow you to make the pedals go around, lower gears are infinitely faster. Obviously.

But assuming that you have adequate gearing to climb a hill on both a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,181
Posted By terrymorse

...with ease, but more slowly.

...with ease, but more slowly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By terrymorse

Question: Are women's hands so much smaller than...

Question: Are women's hands so much smaller than men's that women require short-reach brake levers?

Answer: Apparently not.

Hand length-to-height ratio...
09-30-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By terrymorse

I upgraded from a Garmin Edge 810 to an 830, I...

I upgraded from a Garmin Edge 810 to an 830, I like it much more.
09-30-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By terrymorse

Carbon is stronger and longer lasting than steel...

Carbon is stronger and longer lasting than steel or aluminum.

Carbon's weak spot: it doesn't like to be smacked with hard objects or have its tubing crushed.
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