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04-02-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By canklecat

Your old Garmin or smartphone would be fine for...

Your old Garmin or smartphone would be fine for navigation when needed. I use my phone.


These sensors use the Earth's electromagnetic field. No need for a separate magnet on the wheel or crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By canklecat

BTW, if you haven't already, try a heart rate...

BTW, if you haven't already, try a heart rate variability app like Elite HRV (needs a heart rate monitor like a Tickr, or the doodad Elite HRV sells) or Wattson Blue (fingertip pulse via smartphone...
04-02-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By canklecat

I'm seeing all kinds of claims for boosting our...

I'm seeing all kinds of claims for boosting our immune system, including larger doses of zinc, vitamin C, even kratom. Only one doctor has made that claim about kratom, an Asian MD and researcher who...
04-02-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By canklecat

Hollering phrases with fricatives like "SIX...

Hollering phrases with fricatives like "SIX FEET!" is more likely to spray droplets and aerosols than passing quietly without drama when someone seems a little too close.

I'm fortunate to have...
04-02-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By canklecat

Occasionally I'll switch the Shimano bar-end...

Occasionally I'll switch the Shimano bar-end shifters on my Univega hybrid from index to friction. I put an 8-speed cassette on, 11-32, but still have the original 7-speed Shimano Exage rear...
04-02-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By canklecat

Add something to provide friction against the...

Add something to provide friction against the rim. Easiest would be to add something like Dr. Scholl's Moleskin (https://www.drscholls.com/products/corns-calluses-blisters-bunions/moleskin-padding/)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By canklecat

Yup. At 62 with ambitions half my age, I've been...

Yup. At 62 with ambitions half my age, I've been forced to confront reality and make some changes.

I got more methodical about training (not counting casual pleasure rides) and had to give myself...
04-01-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By canklecat

There are some highly trained athletes who'd...

There are some highly trained athletes who'd dispute the notion that muscle cramps are a byproduct of under-training. Nobody knows for certain what causes muscle cramps/spasms. Boxer and multi-time...
04-01-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, coaster brakes. Check out the old school...

Ditto, coaster brakes. Check out the old school Clunker challenge downhill bikes. Joe Breeze and friends called those challenges "Repack" because the coaster brakes had to be repacked after every...
04-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By canklecat

In January this year I'd have recommended the...

In January this year I'd have recommended the XOSS G+ for only $50 or less. However the coronavirus pandemic seems to have hindered XOSS to some extent. The devices are still readily available on...
04-01-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By canklecat

I have a Cobb saddle, the V-Flow, their original...

I have a Cobb saddle, the V-Flow, their original design. It's okay but nothing special. If I'd paid full price I'd have been disappointed, but it came with a used entry level Trek tri-bike that I...
04-01-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By canklecat

Judging from that frame he sure looks like a...

Judging from that frame he sure looks like a member.
04-01-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By canklecat

I use inexpensive Continental Ultra Sport II for...

I use inexpensive Continental Ultra Sport II for outdoor rides and the Cycleops indoor trainer. No problems, even with HIIT sessions and lots of sprints. The trainer roller heats up but the tire is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By canklecat

Indeed. But the Bell Formula MIPS doesn't...

Indeed.

But the Bell Formula MIPS doesn't have prominent logos. Just a couple of small Bell logos embedded on the sides, and a single MIPS sticker that peels off.

POC has some crazy prominent...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By canklecat

A friend who's a brewmaster and owns a brewpub...

A friend who's a brewmaster and owns a brewpub has the same reactions. He makes and drinks the stuff anyway. Hard to resist when those citrusy hops are so tasty.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By canklecat

Oh, I know. Going through that myself. It got...

Oh, I know. Going through that myself. It got worse after an auto-immune disorder that killed my thyroid. But I'm still trying other things to minimize allergy symptoms.

I had appointments for ENT...
03-31-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8,554
Views: 777,165
Posted By canklecat

I commuted between Wise County, Fort Worth, Mid...

I commuted between Wise County, Fort Worth, Mid Cities and Dallas during the 1980s-90s but that wasn't too bad. It was long before the massive traffic brought on by Alliance Airport and related...
03-31-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8,554
Views: 777,165
Posted By canklecat

You commuted between Bowie and Lockheed? Yikes....

You commuted between Bowie and Lockheed? Yikes. That wasn't bad up until about 10-15 years ago when 287 turned into a giant parking lot. Remember when you could drive 287 and see maybe one car every...
03-31-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the shifter design. The Suntour...

Depends on the shifter design.

The Suntour GPX downtube shifters have a friction mode but it's mediocre. It uses plastic washers with no detents or clickstops to hold position in friction mode....
Forum: Foo
03-31-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By canklecat

Subbed. Unsubbed. Reported. inb4...

Subbed.

Unsubbed.

Reported.

inb4 indyfabz posts "inb4 thread lock."

Resubbed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By canklecat

I see the Virginia Tech tests rate the Bell...

I see the Virginia Tech tests rate the Bell Formula MIPS highly. That's been my main helmet for a couple of years. Good helmet, and often available discounted now. It was only $75 when I bought it in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19,240
Views: 3,995,879
Posted By canklecat

Origin8 Pro headset. Kinda disappointed. The...

Origin8 Pro headset. Kinda disappointed. The crown race appears to be blued carbon steel, not stainless or chromed steel, or aluminum. And neither of the two included crown races fit my older 1"...
03-31-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By canklecat

Doesn't surprise me. I'm in Fort Worth and even...

Doesn't surprise me. I'm in Fort Worth and even the Trinity Trail users are ignoring social distancing guidelines. The city just cut down the basketball and volleyball nets. It won't prevent people...
03-31-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By canklecat

If an item you're interested in is available only...

If an item you're interested in is available only on Amazon (or you just prefer Amazon), but the price is high, put it in your cart, then move it to "save for later".

This will often trigger an...
03-31-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By canklecat

My Google news feed usually includes fitness...

My Google news feed usually includes fitness articles, because I often Google fitness articles and watch video tutorials. Most are useless text descriptions without illustrations. Some include...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 393
Posted By canklecat

You can buy a POC Omne Air Spin (Spin is POC's...

You can buy a POC Omne Air Spin (Spin is POC's simplified version of MIPS) from Competitive Cyclist...
03-31-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 646
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the terrain. Rippled pavement or...

Depends on the terrain. Rippled pavement or gravel might make waves impractical. Will a wink and a pinky waggle do?

This guy waved to the nice people. Look what happened to him.
...
Forum: Foo
03-31-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 442
Posted By canklecat

The local parks and MUP are more crowded than...

The local parks and MUP are more crowded than usual, almost as busy as the springtime weekend festivals (which have all been cancelled). So I've avoided town and mostly stuck with rural rides.

Not...
03-30-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,410
Posted By canklecat

The old Zefal straight tube brake works... once....

The old Zefal straight tube brake works... once. High maintenance, tho'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZ0N7VTDtY
03-30-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,488
Views: 249,280
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, The Postman and Waterworld are movies I...

Yeah, The Postman and Waterworld are movies I kinda like but tend to nitpick over some weaknesses. Partly because Will Patton wasn't a convincing warlord. He's more of a shrewd, backstabbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By canklecat

BTW, if you haven't already done so, consider...

BTW, if you haven't already done so, consider some methodical changes in diet to see if it helps with chronic allergies. I've done that over the past few years and it did help.

The biggest single...
03-30-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By canklecat

Since this thread started I've modified my usual...

Since this thread started I've modified my usual pre-, during and post-ride drinks and snacks. I just kept experimenting until I found a few things that work reliably and are easy to find.

While...
03-30-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,573
Posted By canklecat

You mean, besides stopping conventionally and...

You mean, besides stopping conventionally and legally at a stop sign or red light?

I used to do a lot of driving on the job, including across the US. Drive enough miles and you'll get a pretty...
03-30-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 542
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've been a prepper since the 1970s. I went...

Yup. I've been a prepper since the 1970s. I went through a late-Cold War survivalist phase but soon regained my sanity and resumed what my family considered normal preparedness.

So I've always...
03-30-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By canklecat

I use a pair of Drift Ghost X video cameras,...

I use a pair of Drift Ghost X video cameras, front and rear. Much less expensive (around $50-$75 depending on discounts and coupons) but reliable and weather resistant. Decent image quality and...
03-30-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,711
Posted By canklecat

I'd be tempted to keep catching up to him to...

I'd be tempted to keep catching up to him to crank him up some more until he finally blew through the wrong intersection and ended the problem for everyone. Well, everyone except the vehicle that...
03-30-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By canklecat

That's one reason I stopped participating in most...

That's one reason I stopped participating in most group rides months ago, not weeks, when the coronavirus outbreak was just beginning. I'm immune-compromised and was as much concerned about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By canklecat

Allergies finally eased up a bit for the weekend....

Allergies finally eased up a bit for the weekend. Rain next week may help ... or make it worse.

32 miles Friday -- very warm and windy. Texas bluebonnets are peeking and the scent was noticeable...
03-30-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By canklecat

"I Love Rock and Roll" songwriter Allan Merrill,...

"I Love Rock and Roll" songwriter Allan Merrill, age 69, has also died of coronavirus.

Joan Jett's version was basic a cover of Merrill's earlier version, same arrangement, but with Jett's...
03-30-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,051
Posted By canklecat

That's wasteful in the current situation and...

That's wasteful in the current situation and unnecessary for cleaning bikes. Plain ol' grease-cutting dish soap and hot water is fine.

Rubbing and 90+ per cent isopropyl alcohol have been...
03-28-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,051
Posted By canklecat

Bleach is unnecessary. The main defense most...

Bleach is unnecessary. The main defense most viruses and bacteria have is a lipid membrane that breaks down easily with soap and hot water. Ordinary Dawn detergent and hot water will do.

Recently...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By canklecat

There's enough oil on the paved roads to create...

There's enough oil on the paved roads to create its own mess for dust to cling to bikes. A few minor puddle splashes and tires will spray oily residue on the bike. Then comes the dust and usual road...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it's been so bad this year my allergy...

Yeah, it's been so bad this year my allergy symptoms match most symptoms for the coronavirus infection, other than a fever.

I've tried riding with surgical masks but it's miserable, even in...
03-28-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I'm giving folks a wide berth when passing....

Yeah, I'm giving folks a wide berth when passing. My warm-up and cool-down rides are through a nearby neighborhood with quiet streets, before and after the workout part of my rides. Lots of residents...
03-28-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By canklecat

According to interviews of several folks native...

According to interviews of several folks native to Japan and several other Asian nations, it's a difference in personal sense of duty to the community. And it's often enforced by authorities and peer...
03-28-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,058
Posted By canklecat

Here's a photo of me riding a safe distance with...

Here's a photo of me riding a safe distance with a group a few days ago.

From. I meant to say from. Like, 50 yards from, and headed the opposite direction.

Seriously, though, while I've ridden...
03-28-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 860
Posted By canklecat

I had the same problem trying to spin 90-110 rpm...

I had the same problem trying to spin 90-110 rpm up climbs. Wrong approach for me. Switching to harder gears and slower cadence worked better for me.

Took awhile to strengthen my legs enough to...
03-28-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By canklecat

My mistake. I should have written double wall...

My mistake. I should have written double wall rims with deep spoke nipple holes where the base of the nipple isn't flush with the inside bottom of the rim trough.

Soft rubber rim strips and tubes...
03-27-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By canklecat

I considered the Bryton Rider 15 back in January....

I considered the Bryton Rider 15 back in January. It had most features I wanted but wasn't compatible with my older Wahoo ANT+ only sensors. That was one of the interesting features of the XOSS G+:...
03-27-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 58,568
Posted By canklecat

Storm of the Century has held up better. It was...

Storm of the Century has held up better. It was much harder edged, more like King's novel, and with a better cast and directing.

I'd like to see a remake of The Stand. It could be done better and...
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