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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,500
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...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
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.
10-13-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
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.
10-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
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.
10-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,307
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:...
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,500
Posted By terrymorse

Well done, I'm glad you had a good week. I also...

Well done, I'm glad you had a good week. I also dug in last week, after a not-so-good week prior, and managed to put in a little over 13 hours.

Those winds on Thursday were quite the nuisance on...
09-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By terrymorse

Nobody's mentioned an undershirt yet, so I will. ...

Nobody's mentioned an undershirt yet, so I will.

I've done several rides that start in the 30s and end anywhere from the 50s to the 100s. If it's below 55 at the start, I'll wear an undershirt.
...
09-26-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By terrymorse

The Garmin Edge 830 also has this feature, which...

The Garmin Edge 830 also has this feature, which I activated the other day (embarrassingly).

I was about to enter a pedestrian/cyclist underpass, but another cyclist was coming up towards me, so I...
09-26-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By terrymorse

And he was never shy about telling you about your...

And he was never shy about telling you about your faults, in minute detail.

Like the time he joined my So Long to Summer Sierra ride. He didn't follow my carefully chosen route from Jackson to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,500
Posted By terrymorse

No, itís not a good pre-ride breakfast. Itís a...

No, itís not a good pre-ride breakfast. Itís a great pre-ride breakfast. More than 600 calories of mostly carbs, plenty of fiber, and some protein.

My big event breakfast was alway oatmeal, plus...
09-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,380
Posted By terrymorse

While fast descending Mt Hamilton on a cold day,...

While fast descending Mt Hamilton on a cold day, I lowered my head, and my Rudy Project prescription glasses fell off.

This was not good. I need these glasses to see farther than armís length,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,756
Posted By terrymorse

I can read a drawing, and there appears to be...

I can read a drawing, and there appears to be nothing wrong with the design depicted in the drawing. It looks like so many other designs from so many other manufacturers.

Point to the place in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,756
Posted By terrymorse

Nonsense. The only rubbish here is your...

Nonsense. The only rubbish here is your unsubstantiated statement claiming there is something wrong with this steering tube-compression plug design.

There isn't. Stop perpetuating a myth.
09-22-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,965
Posted By terrymorse

The latest findings from the American College of...

The latest findings from the American College of Cardiology:

• Exercise reduces the incidence and risk of death from cardiovascular disease:

"the event rate for active individuals is still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,756
Posted By terrymorse

Who can ever forget morans? ...

Who can ever forget morans?

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,756
Posted By terrymorse

It seems this compression plug-opposing...

It seems this compression plug-opposing force-carbon failure jibber jabber is just one more myth being passed around by the uninformed.

Try to find a statement from a manufacturer that specifies...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,229
Posted By terrymorse

Park Tool make fine tools and work stands, you'll...

Park Tool make fine tools and work stands, you'll see them in a lot of shops.

But for specific tools that get a lot of use--or require a lot of muscle--I prefer Pedros...
09-18-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By terrymorse

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the ride around the...

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the ride around the lake.

If you ever have some time to spend in the Tahoe area, I recommend exploring some of the roads farther from the lake.

North of the lake,...
09-18-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By terrymorse

Probably. I've done XT M771 9 speed rear...

Probably. I've done XT M771 9 speed rear derailleur...
09-18-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
Posted By terrymorse

And here you come out saying "braking while...

And here you come out saying "braking while cornering is a bad idea and should be avoided if at all possible".

You are incorrect.

Every skilled descender brakes into curves. It is not only...
09-17-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By terrymorse

My wife and I were there, too, intending to do...

My wife and I were there, too, intending to do the ride.

The alarm went off that morning, I checked the temperature, in the 30s, got back in bed. We had brought along no cold weather clothing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By terrymorse

If asked to describe what itís like to use aero...

If asked to describe what itís like to use aero bars, ďcomfortĒ and ďfunĒ would not be my choice of words.
09-16-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By terrymorse

Like all pedaling styles, standing needs training...

Like all pedaling styles, standing needs training and practice.

On a steady climb, click up two gears, stand and pedal for 20-30 revolutions, then sit and gear down. Your standing cadence should...
09-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By terrymorse

Not a doctor, but the redness and swelling look a...

Not a doctor, but the redness and swelling look a bit like angioedema, probably from an allergic reaction. Since it only occurs during exercise, could it be a sweat allergy?

Swelling Under the...
09-14-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By terrymorse

I've been using a now discontinued multi-tool for...

I've been using a now discontinued multi-tool for many years, called the Topeak toolbar.

It's a brilliant design:

1. Very small and lightweight, so it fits into even the smallest saddle bag...
09-14-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,821
Posted By terrymorse

There was one 2009 study in Australia...

There was one 2009 study in Australia (http://eprints.qut.edu.au/29579/1/29579.pdf) that surveyed drivers' ratings of cyclist visibility in daytime, on a scale of 1 (not visible) to 5 (very visible)....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,985
Posted By terrymorse

The reason why you donít see Ti and steel frames...

The reason why you donít see Ti and steel frames in shops is because carbon fiber is a superior material for bike frames than any metal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,985
Posted By terrymorse

Thatís a myth. Steel never softens. If a...

Thatís a myth. Steel never softens.

If a steel frame suddenly feels soft, it has developed a crack somewhere and is about to break. Stop riding it.
09-13-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,422
Posted By terrymorse

I hadn't considered a tie, having never...

I hadn't considered a tie, having never encountered that before.

Tie should go to the best dressed rider, clearly.
09-11-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,851
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, a healthy person can quickly become strong...

Yes, a healthy person can quickly become strong enough to keep up with many group rides. But that doesn't mean they have the necessary skills to ride in a group. Strong riders without skills can be...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By terrymorse

Since you're just looking for a commuter, check...

Since you're just looking for a commuter, check out the bikes available on the Salt Lake City Craigslist (https://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/d/bicycles/search/bia).
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,518
Posted By terrymorse

That's why the imperialist GMT has been changed...

That's why the imperialist GMT has been changed to UTC (Universal Time Coordinated).

The time hasn't changed, just the name.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, quill stems are pretty, but they're crummy...

Yes, quill stems are pretty, but they're crummy technology.
09-10-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,821
Posted By terrymorse

Thanks for posting that. I've been using...

Thanks for posting that.

I've been using bright front and rear flashers for several years. My biggest concern is having an oncoming vehicle turn in front of me while I'm descending a shaded...
09-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
Posted By terrymorse

+1, I can attest personally to one such "bounced...

+1, I can attest personally to one such "bounced off the hoods" incident that led to my crashing, about 17 years ago.

I was riding home on the shoulder of a familiar residential road in the rain...
09-06-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,362
Posted By terrymorse

In case this is a serious question, the first...

In case this is a serious question, the first thing to replace are those Maxxis garden hose tires (https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-511-139-re-fuse).

Here are some tires with low rolling...
09-05-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By terrymorse

Because it was a Geoffrey Butler frame. A...

Because it was a Geoffrey Butler frame.

A frame commissioned by Geoffrey Butler, to Geoffrey Butler specifications, marked with a Geoffrey Butler serial number, is a Geoffrey Butler frame.
09-05-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By terrymorse

Ah, memories. I got my hands on a new,...

Ah, memories.

I got my hands on a new, unpainted Geoffrey Butler frame from the factory in 1974. Very similar to the photo, except the fork had a sloping crown.

It was my first "serious" build....
09-05-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,460
Posted By terrymorse

You can pick up a Specialized Pitch Sport...

You can pick up a Specialized Pitch Sport...
09-04-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
Posted By terrymorse

1. You don't have superhuman strength in your...

1. You don't have superhuman strength in your hands. Even if you did, you don't maintain a death grip on the hoods at all times.
2. In the drops, your thumb wraps around the bars, and it takes the...
09-03-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,822
Posted By terrymorse

Good point, although I don't think most new...

Good point, although I don't think most new cyclist are "blowing up" aerobically on climbs because they are going too hard.

I think the first thing to go for new riders on climbs are their leg...
09-03-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
Posted By terrymorse

Yours is a familiar response after a cyclist on...

Yours is a familiar response after a cyclist on group ride gets yelled at for doing something stupid and dangerous. If you're going to descend on the hoods, at least stay away from group rides.


...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By terrymorse

+1. Even reaching Santa Barbara requires some...

+1. Even reaching Santa Barbara requires some unpleasant freeway sections (CA-1/US-101 Gaviota to Goleta), or climbing a two-lane highway with a nonexistent shoulder and dangerously fast traffic...
09-03-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
Posted By terrymorse

I have two words for you "pot hole". Hit those...

I have two words for you "pot hole". Hit those unexpectedly on a fast descent, and you'll be thankful you descend only in the drops.

I have three other words for you "center of gravity". It's...
09-03-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 35,858
Posted By terrymorse

I sure hope you don't descend steep mountain...

I sure hope you don't descend steep mountain roads on the hoods, simply because "it's never been an issue". Yet.
09-02-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,841
Posted By terrymorse

Incorrect. Tire rolling resistance is a...

Incorrect.

Tire rolling resistance is a function of the amount of deflection in the contact patch, and larger diameter tires deflect less than smaller diameter tires. Therefore, all other...
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