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03-04-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,158
Posted By canklecat

Counting saddles and shorts/bibs, maybe $300. ...

Counting saddles and shorts/bibs, maybe $300.

My favorite saddle was free, a giveaway from the LBS junk bin. Old very worn Selle San Marco racing saddle, split tail, flexible shell with thinly...
03-04-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By canklecat

Just over 10,070 miles on my old school steel...

Just over 10,070 miles on my old school steel road bike that I got in 2017. No idea how many miles were on that 1989 bike before I got it. I doubt it had many miles -- all the wear was cosmetic due...
Forum: Foo
03-04-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 247
Posted By canklecat

There's a long active creek nearby my suburban...

There's a long active creek nearby my suburban neighborhood that provides a natural freeway for critters, so it's common to see a large rafter of turkeys on one particular dead end/cul de sac street...
03-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like Trainer Road may be responding to one...

Sounds like Trainer Road may be responding to one of the common criticisms of their programs.

https://youtu.be/C0n-nnRbFBs
03-03-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By canklecat

Spotti and Przewalski bibs have mesh suspender...

Spotti and Przewalski bibs have mesh suspender straps that hold up well but are much stretchier and easier to pull down than some others.

But I wear cycling shorts as often as bibs. I don't...
03-03-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 427
Posted By canklecat

Check the wheel spokes too. A couple of years ago...

Check the wheel spokes too. A couple of years ago after overhauling everything on one bike I finally traced the creak down to friction between black-coated spokes at the crossings. Smearing a bit of...
03-03-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By canklecat

See this 2010 bike forums thread on that magazine...

See this 2010 bike forums thread on that magazine cover and article (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/652152-playboy-magazine-august-1971-bicycle-pics.html) on the early 1970s "bike boom."
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 418
Posted By canklecat

Work from home will remain an option for some...

Work from home will remain an option for some jobs that are mostly data entry and analysis, etc., with occasional meatspace meetings.

But most jobs will resume meatspace occupation for various...
03-03-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 617
Posted By canklecat

I used the Stolen Brand Thermolite pedals on my...

I used the Stolen Brand Thermolite pedals on my main hybrid for a couple of years and a few thousand miles before they loosened up a little. I moved the Thermolites to my spare hybrid/errand bike...
03-01-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 617
Posted By canklecat

Stolen Brand Thermolite pedals...

Stolen Brand Thermolite pedals (https://www.stolenbmx.com/products/thermalite-pedals)?
03-01-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By canklecat

This happens so often in my area I run video...

This happens so often in my area I run video cameras front and rear on my bikes, and recently began running video on walks and runs after nearly being hit by drivers twice last week. After the second...
02-28-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By canklecat

I use old school Look Delta, which are the worst...

I use old school Look Delta, which are the worst for walking, Shimano SPD-SL and Look Keo, both of which have rubber "feet" that make them less slippery for short walks -- between the bike and...
02-28-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 768
Posted By canklecat

The helmet will cover up that bar code on the...

The helmet will cover up that bar code on the back of your scalp. With running you'd need to wear a beanie or bandanna.
02-28-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By canklecat

Joint instability can be aggravated by pain....

Joint instability can be aggravated by pain. We'll compensate by adopting ergonomically poor postures and motions to reduce the pain. That's okay for escaping emergencies, but bad pookie long term.
...
02-28-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like cycling is the best option...

Sounds like cycling is the best option considering your ortho problems. Standing intervals matching the length of the rounds and rest periods should help and be lower impact than other leg work....
Forum: Triathlon
02-27-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By canklecat

Cold adaptation is like heat adaptation. In Texas...

Cold adaptation is like heat adaptation. In Texas we rarely get enough consecutive cold days to develop cold adaptation. However we did this year. I'd say it took me about three days of regular...
02-27-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By canklecat

I wrote some suggestions based on my experience...

I wrote some suggestions based on my experience as an amateur boxer in the 1970s in this recent thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/1223233-cycling-boxing.html).

Yep, you can use...
02-27-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,000
Posted By canklecat

SunRace chromed cassettes and freewheels have...

SunRace chromed cassettes and freewheels have performed very well for me on a few bikes over the past few years with older Suntour and newer Shimano components. Great values.

Can't say the same...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By canklecat

Billy Graham wasn't as bad as those charlatans....

Billy Graham wasn't as bad as those charlatans. That doesn't make him good for insinuating himself into the White House whenever possible.

While he masked his biased agenda as a generic "spiritual...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By canklecat

This is the kind of experience I've had with some...

This is the kind of experience I've had with some feral cats, and farm cats that are accustomed to humans but aren't "pets," as well as one of the feral kittens my mom adopted. That cat of my mom's...
Forum: Triathlon
02-26-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By canklecat

I can wear between 10.5 and 11.5, usually 11,...

I can wear between 10.5 and 11.5, usually 11, depending on the shoe and how I plan to use it.

For winter shoes, I know I'll wear thicker socks, so I want more wiggle room. I'll go for 11 or 11.5....
Forum: Triathlon
02-26-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By canklecat

I have some running tights that I wore several...

I have some running tights that I wore several times this winter. They're sort of speckled gray/black with bright orange/salmon side stripes for visibility. Comfy, good leg support, less restrictive...
Forum: Triathlon
02-26-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By canklecat

Since my January post I've added better shoes as...

Since my January post I've added better shoes as my conditioning improved to the point that I could run 5 miles continuously without walking.

I still generally prefer adidas because they fit my...
02-26-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By canklecat

Most drivers operate in personal...

Most drivers operate in personal threat-assessment mode, without regard to anyone else's safety or convenience. Same, regardless of whether they're passing, pulling into the road from driveways and...
02-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By canklecat

My main reason for switching to skinwalls is for...

My main reason for switching to skinwalls is for the improved ride. In summer 2019 I snagged a pair of Continental Gran Prix Classics with the reddish-brown skinwalls and was very pleased with the...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By canklecat

Besides the above example in Wikipedia -- just...

Besides the above example in Wikipedia -- just off the top of my head, without Googling for other examples of how the media participated in mocking Carter during his presidency, including repeating...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By canklecat

Yikes. Sorry to hear about your injury but glad...

Yikes. Sorry to hear about your injury but glad it wasn't worse.

That sort of thing was among my worries with my first all-carbon fiber bike (my first, a 1993 Trek 5900, has a steel steerer...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By canklecat

For me -- a flop at math above basic algebra and...

For me -- a flop at math above basic algebra and geometry, with an elementary grasp of physics -- the problem is disassociating "time" as it pertains to physics from our mundane concept of linear...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By canklecat

I had just joined the Navy when Carter was...

I had just joined the Navy when Carter was campaigning for president and wasn't surprised to see him win, as the nation was exhausted from seemingly endless wars and political corruption punctuated...
Forum: Foo
02-25-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By canklecat

Mine is plastic jugs from cat litter, filled with...

Mine is plastic jugs from cat litter, filled with water to use for dumbbell and *some* kettlebell exercises. I don't do overhead swings with jugs filled with water inside the apartment.

I keep...
02-24-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like a good resolution. You'll like 'em. I...

Sounds like a good resolution. You'll like 'em. I put a set on my hybrid with Nitto Albatross upright swept bars. I can shift using my little finger to pull up, and palm to push down, while keeping...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By canklecat

He got lucky because the cat was weakened from...

He got lucky because the cat was weakened from malnutrition. Never count on that trick to work -- grabbing any cat, including domestic housecats by the neck scruff. I guarantee it does not work with...
02-23-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By canklecat

I have the SL-BS64 8-speed shifters on my hybrid,...

I have the SL-BS64 8-speed shifters on my hybrid, although with a 7-speed rear derailleur which limits the shift range. Definitely 8-speed index/friction shifters. I recall that some Shimano SIS...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By canklecat

Looks like we got lucky at our apartment complex...

Looks like we got lucky at our apartment complex in Fort Worth. No serious plumbing problems after a few days above freezing. Fortunately this building is around 40 years old and predates the junk...
02-22-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9,743
Views: 992,976
Posted By canklecat

Sunday I was torn between the bike and running....

Sunday I was torn between the bike and running. Sunny, temperature got into the low 70s. Beautiful contrast with the past week of single digit temps, no electricity, water interruptions for many...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By canklecat

POC helmets have excellent venting if you don't...

POC helmets have excellent venting if you don't mind the mushroom head look. The Omne Air Spin is less pricey and less mushroom-head looking than the Octal and Ventral.
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 965
Posted By canklecat

Besides visiting a psychologist, counselor,...

Besides visiting a psychologist, counselor, whatever you're comfortable with to cope with those issues, see a medical doctor for a through checkup including lab work for problems that may not be...
02-20-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9,743
Views: 992,976
Posted By canklecat

I'm trying to work my way up to 10 miles, but...

I'm trying to work my way up to 10 miles, but it's tougher than I remembered from the last time I ran... in my 20s. Who knew?

I know for sure my days of sub-20 minute 5k runs are long gone. I'm...
02-20-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9,743
Views: 992,976
Posted By canklecat

By Friday our power, internet and water seem to...

By Friday our power, internet and water seem to be back to normal after a rough week. For awhile I was milking my phone battery, after my three power banks had run dry. I set the phone to battery...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By canklecat

Sometimes the best and worst thing that can...

Sometimes the best and worst thing that can happen to any of us is to find a mission in life.





Yup, that's pretty much how I learn hard lessons.
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By canklecat

If you're invested in a neighborhood, don't want...

If you're invested in a neighborhood, don't want to move, but want to clean it up, the best route is administrative. Petition to change the zoning laws to forbid certain types of businesses. Or put...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,783
Posted By canklecat

Even after that massive pileup and fatalities in...

Even after that massive pileup and fatalities in Fort Worth, it made little difference in people's driving. I walked around Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, partly for exercise, partly to check on...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,383
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it's brutal here in the D/FW area. My...

Yeah, it's brutal here in the D/FW area. My mini-weather station says 12F outside now with wind chill around -7F. About 6" snow. For this area that's uncommon and harsh. I'm expecting plumbing...
02-15-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9,743
Views: 992,976
Posted By canklecat

Hey, texaspandj , I know what you mean about bike...

Hey, texaspandj , I know what you mean about bike motivation. Oh, I have the Ironman set up the way I like... mostly... I might swap saddles again. But the Mavic aero wheelset I got from RT really...
02-14-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I encountered the same issue with Vuelta SE...

Yeah, I encountered the same issue with Vuelta SE Plus chainrings. The 50T was ramped and pinned. But the 39T SE Plus wasn't noticeably different from the 38T plain SE model.

However I've had no...
02-11-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,147
Posted By canklecat

Strava is just social media with more data and...

Strava is just social media with more data and less drama. Some of my friends post everything they do. I might offer a kudo or comment if I know they're gong through some difficulties, whether...
02-09-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By canklecat

There's a lot more to Matthew McConaughey than...

There's a lot more to Matthew McConaughey than those amiable, folksy characters. He can play manipulative creeps really well. Check out Frailty, Mud, Wolf of Wall Street and others. He could easily...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,453
Posted By canklecat

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most...

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most video and audio interviews? The guy has a career as a diplomat ahead of him. He's typically very measured, rarely misspeaks himself or says anything...
Forum: Foo
02-09-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,772
Posted By canklecat

After my January post about the guy looking for a...

After my January post about the guy looking for a no-mask gym, a family member (also a COVID denialist and anti-masker) upped the ante on knuckleheadedness. He posted a whine about Planet Fitness'...
02-09-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,939
Posted By canklecat

Because the alternative -- indolence and slowly...

Because the alternative -- indolence and slowly fading away -- is worse. Between an autoimmune disorder and injuries I'm in pain all the time, every day. The wee hours and mornings are worst....
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