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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By canklecat

I'd bet most of the perceived relief comes from...

I'd bet most of the perceived relief comes from the act of physically applying the cream. Even a brief, light massage temporarily relieves some muscle discomfort.

Besides improving circulation,...
09-17-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By canklecat

None of the mounts that come with the action cams...

None of the mounts that come with the action cams I've used are really any good for bike use. They're either an awkward fit, oversized, or cheap and flimsy. I'm still looking for aftermarket mounts...
09-17-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By canklecat

Save it for cooler weather. Several friends got...

Save it for cooler weather. Several friends got WaveCel helmets this year and wear 'em even in Texas summer heat. But the helmets looked hot and felt heavy to me.

I got a POC Omne Air Spin. Best...
09-17-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 917
Posted By canklecat

None, this summer. Just an experiment. I read a...

None, this summer. Just an experiment. I read a few theories that reduced sugar intake and lower body fat tends to reduce a tendency to sunburn. I figured it would be easy enough to test. I've lost...
09-17-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By canklecat

They don't call him Hotshot for nuttin'. ...

They don't call him Hotshot for nuttin'.

Fixed.

Queue lonesome prairie yodeling songs of unrequited love for women in uniform.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,098
Posted By canklecat

BTW, that Lanterne Rouge YouTube channel should...

BTW, that Lanterne Rouge YouTube channel should be on your subscription list. That kid is good. Check out his race analysis videos. His insights and dissections are better than 90% of the broadcast...
09-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, I put a Nitto albatross bar on my Univega...

FWIW, I put a Nitto albatross bar on my Univega Via Carisma which is technically my size, but with a longer top tube I felt too stretched out with the original flat bar or even a riser bar with...
09-17-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By canklecat

Fairly common problem. With deeper holes in...

Fairly common problem. With deeper holes in double wall rims I often see tubes with dimples corresponding with spoke holes. Over time the tube extrudes into the unsupported holes and eventually...
09-17-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

As I get older I'm tending to raise my saddle,...

As I get older I'm tending to raise my saddle, mostly because at age 61 my knees aren't as strong as they used to be. I don't have any real knee problems and don't want any. Most of my power and...
Forum: Foo
09-17-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By canklecat

It's been interesting to read comments on...

It's been interesting to read comments on Facebook by so many folks who'd actually met and chatted with Ric Ocasek. Apparently he was a very accessible guy, walked around his community and, being...
09-17-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

Check out noseless saddles like the MoonSaddle...

Check out noseless saddles like the MoonSaddle (https://www.moonsaddle.com/), which make saddle angle less critical. I met a woman a few months ago at a group ride who had a well worn MoonSaddle, had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By canklecat

To me, aero bars are the opposite of comfortable....

To me, aero bars are the opposite of comfortable. Yeah, they're faster but due to an old neck injury I can't stay in 'em for longer than a minute at a time. I have some older Scott bars and newer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,433
Posted By canklecat

Cosmetics count for about zero with me. But I'm a...

Cosmetics count for about zero with me. But I'm a barbarian raised by wolves who couldn't even remember to close the bathroom door. Given a choice between a modest bike that looks good and a scruffy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,098
Posted By canklecat

If you drill down in the comments section,...

If you drill down in the comments section, Lanterne Rouge confirms he got feedback from the rider or team and there was no previous crash with that bike. With a pro team it's unlikely to have been an...
09-17-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I prefer Selle Italia so that's a familiar...

Yup, I prefer Selle Italia so that's a familiar issue. I weigh 150 so I'm not worried about going past those limit marks. I set the saddle to suit myself. The marks are just a reference for repeating...
09-17-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 766
Posted By canklecat

I have chronic neck and back problems from...

I have chronic neck and back problems from various injuries, so the challenge is familiar. Upright isn't always better than too low or stretched out. Sometimes a more forward lean may be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,433
Posted By canklecat

Just got a chance to try an "old" set of...

Just got a chance to try an "old" set of Bontrager Race Lite Aero wheels, 16 spokes on both wheels, from maybe 10 years ago? Came off a Trek Equinox, an okay beginner aero/tri bike. Dunno. I think...
09-16-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,933
Posted By canklecat

Vintage: Jacques Anquetil rode it. Classic:...

Vintage: Jacques Anquetil rode it.

Classic: Same model bike Anquetil rode. I can't afford it.

Cult Classic: Gas pipe knockoff Anquetil I can afford. Will convert to beach bike with swept bars,...
09-16-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By canklecat

They go into all of that on the website...

They go into all of that on the website (https://tedsbrainscience.com/pages/the-science). I won't rehash it here because they've already addressed every concern, including why their topical analgesic...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By canklecat

The Cars were terrific during their peak. Saw 'em...

The Cars were terrific during their peak. Saw 'em in San Diego at the Sports Arena around 1979, I think, right after their second album came out. First really tight rock concert I'd seen. Most I'd...
Forum: Foo
09-15-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By canklecat

Darned auto-correct keeps changing David Bowie's...

Darned auto-correct keeps changing David Bowie's name to "Ric Ocasek":
...
09-15-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By canklecat

Yup. My commuter and errand hybrids have platform...

Yup. My commuter and errand hybrids have platform pedals. I adjust the saddle height a bit to suit my shoes or boots.
09-15-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By canklecat

Knees are easy for owners to reach. Try some...

Knees are easy for owners to reach. Try some self-massage, including careful use of vibrating or percussion massagers. Some include soft attachments to avoid bruising bony knee bits with tips that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By canklecat

30 solo miles Friday, 54 with a group Sunday -- a...

30 solo miles Friday, 54 with a group Sunday -- a group that for the past couple of years I couldn't hang onto without being dropped. Good company and great ride. Finally seem to be getting...
09-15-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By canklecat

Chrissie Hynde is from Ohio, but she lived and...

Chrissie Hynde is from Ohio, but she lived and worked in England for years so when I saw her perform live in the 1980s and saw her in interviews she spoke with that hybrid style many folks adopt...
09-15-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By canklecat

I can only offer my sympathy and encouragement....

I can only offer my sympathy and encouragement. I've also been hit by cars twice, first in 2001 breaking six vertebrae in my neck and back. My C1 and C2 are permanently damaged. I walked with a cane...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By canklecat

If you do decide to go fur-free, try mowing...

If you do decide to go fur-free, try mowing instead of shaving. I had all kinds of problems shaving when I was in the service. Besides the usual skin irritation and occasional ingrown hairs, I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,086
Posted By canklecat

Well done, softreset. I've had similar...

Well done, softreset. I've had similar experiences, helping and being helped. I've made some lasting friendships with other cyclists that way.
09-14-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,808
Posted By canklecat

I'd agree with the suggestions to see a doctor....

I'd agree with the suggestions to see a doctor. Be specific about your fitness goals and symptoms. Not just a routine checkup, otherwise you'll get the treatment other folks described: "You seem okay...
09-14-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By canklecat

Just a wild shot in the dark, since you've...

Just a wild shot in the dark, since you've already tried doctors...

Last time I saw peculiar swelling like that around the head or face was when my mom had shingles a few years ago. Her forehead...
09-14-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By canklecat

I sometimes wonder whether Texas drivers are more...

I sometimes wonder whether Texas drivers are more considerate toward cyclists now because cycling is more popular, thanks in part to Lance Armstrong, or because everybody might be packing a gat.
09-14-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By canklecat

I wouldn't read too much into the use of physical...

I wouldn't read too much into the use of physical descriptions by some writers. It's a trap that many journalists fall into when trying to enliven a story. I did it as a newspaper reporter in the...
09-14-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 18,000
Posted By canklecat

Hashimoto's is an oddball autoimmune disorder...

Hashimoto's is an oddball autoimmune disorder that mimics many other illnesses and masks itself pretty well without targeted blood tests. Nobody knows for certain what causes Hashimoto's. The theory...
09-14-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By canklecat

With that freewheel, your 44 single chainring...

With that freewheel, your 44 single chainring will provide a decent granny gear for most hills, and a top end comparable to a typical fixie or single speed gear, around 75-85". Not bad for an all...
Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By canklecat

I dreaded hearing Eddie Money on radio in his...

I dreaded hearing Eddie Money on radio in his early days. Like the early albums by John "Cougar", it sounded like slick stuff commercially designed to produce hits, and was way overplayed on radio....
09-13-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By canklecat

Much as I'd like to see the US become a more sane...

Much as I'd like to see the US become a more sane and civil place to share roads, it won't happen like the Netherlands and other parts of Europe.

Americans are much more inured to death....
09-13-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By canklecat

The 44T chainring is probably good enough. Ditto,...

The 44T chainring is probably good enough. Ditto, the 14-28 freewheel. Other than that the tricky bit is finding gear steps that suit you. I'm really picky about gear steps and swap around chainrings...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By canklecat

I have a few older Dura Ace components, bits and...

I have a few older Dura Ace components, bits and pieces that came with project bikes. They're nice but I wouldn't go out of my way to put Dura Ace on my bikes, not on my budget. The various Ultegra,...
09-13-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By canklecat

Saddles are like "types" in terms of people we...

Saddles are like "types" in terms of people we find attractive. I don't have a type. Blonde, redhead, brunette, white, brown, bald, smart, funny, tattooed, crazy... I never know what I'll like until...
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By canklecat

It's normal for rabbits to eat their night poops...

It's normal for rabbits to eat their night poops -- cecotropes. It's a different consistency and they need to absorb more of the nutrients. But rabbits are weird and disgusting, like most creatures....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,849
Posted By canklecat

I know that feeling. The only difference is now I...

I know that feeling. The only difference is now I can recover quicker after blowing up. Used to take 5-10 minutes, sometimes needing to stop. Now I can recover just by easing up a bit for 30 seconds...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,838
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, I'm gonna put those ThinkTop cages on my...

Thanks, I'm gonna put those ThinkTop cages on my Amazon list.

I've been trying to find cages for my '93 Trek 5900, which has a quirky mount -- instead of the usual threaded holes/sockets, it has...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,496
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the Cherokee and other native ancestry in...

Ditto, the Cherokee and other native ancestry in my family. Most of us have thick head hair that rarely thins out with age, but we don't have much fur anywhere else. I can sorta grow a beard but...
09-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, same in Texas where at least some school...

Yeah, same in Texas where at least some school districts used to offer more bus service.

It's a combination of helicopter parenting and a mix of legitimate fears exaggerated by myths like the...
09-13-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By canklecat

Nice find. I've had a hankering for a Kona after...

Nice find. I've had a hankering for a Kona after seeing a '90s Lava Dome Race Light earlier this year in metallic emerald green. Still kinda kicking myself for not making an offer. The pawn shop's...
09-13-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the Vueltas are functional and excellent...

Yeah, the Vueltas are functional and excellent quality but generic looking. I rarely pay much attention to the aesthetics of cranks and chainrings, but coincidentally yesterday I was gifted a parts...
Forum: Foo
09-12-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By canklecat

Does not compute. Taking the lane is...

Does not compute.

Taking the lane is equivalent to a standing in one of two or more lines and expecting the person behind you won't shove you out of the way just because he's bigger and stronger...
09-12-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Vuelta, if you don't mind going outside...

Ditto, Vuelta, if you don't mind going outside the traditional Japanese brand names. I have a Vuelta SE Plus ramped and pinned 50T big ring on my '89 Ironman and it shifts much better than the...
09-12-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,150
Posted By canklecat

Yup, sounds like what I was trying to describe....

Yup, sounds like what I was trying to describe. Thanks!

BTW, it also seemed to vary with some drivetrains. Long cage rear derailleurs seemed to minimize the effect on a couple of my bikes, at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By canklecat

Pearl Izumi Select Barrier windbreaker. It isn't...

Pearl Izumi Select Barrier windbreaker. It isn't rainproof, just mildly resistant to mist. But it retains windproofing even when soaked through, including when my shirts are soaked. So it's still...
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