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Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By terrymorse

Whatís the issue with Californiaís grape crop...

Whatís the issue with Californiaís grape crop (besides taking over every growable acre anyone can find)?
10-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,655
Posted By terrymorse

I just finished a book entitled The Haywire Heart...

I just finished a book entitled The Haywire Heart - How Too much exercise can kill you, and what you can do to protect your heart.

It's written by athlete cardiologists and Lennard Zinn, who many...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By terrymorse

Looks like a single-pivot brake. That movement is...

Looks like a single-pivot brake. That movement is normal.

The spring centers the brake pads. If you need to adjust the brake pad centering, you need to loosen the mounting nut and rotate the...
10-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,928
Posted By terrymorse

Deer are a menace.

Deer are a menace.
10-25-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,655
Posted By terrymorse

A few warning signs to watch out for while...

A few warning signs to watch out for while riding:


feeling light-headed, dizzy, or fainting
very fast racing heart beat
chest pain or tightness

These are signs that something could be...
10-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,156
Posted By terrymorse

My expert opinion: Probably will never work. ...

My expert opinion: Probably will never work.

Their "pump" is a tube between the tire tread and casing. The "pumping action" relies on tire contact patch deformation to squeeze air through the...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 13,284
Posted By terrymorse

You did offend her. In California, land of youth...

You did offend her. In California, land of youth obsession, "ma'am" is the equivalent of "old woman".

I remember the first time a waiter called my wife "ma'am". It took her weeks to get over the...
10-21-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,287
Posted By terrymorse

I'm confused by your comment. As I stated,...

I'm confused by your comment.

As I stated, I'm getting out of the saddle every few minutes, so I'm obviously not using a "continuous position".
10-20-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,949
Posted By terrymorse

That left tire track is also nice because debris...

That left tire track is also nice because debris there gets swept constantly by car tires, so you're less likely to slip out on junk there.
10-20-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,949
Posted By terrymorse

Are you just arguing to hear yourself type now?...

Are you just arguing to hear yourself type now? Any experience rider intuitively knows when conditions make emergency braking more likely. Approaching blind driveways, descending in the dark, to name...
10-19-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,949
Posted By terrymorse

Using the drops also requires an increased hip...

Using the drops also requires an increased hip flexion angle, which may be difficult for people who can't touch their toes.

On the topic of muscle engagement, I found this cool infographic. It...
Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,241
Posted By terrymorse

Woohoo! I never win anything.

Woohoo! I never win anything.
10-18-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,693
Posted By terrymorse

+1. I'm using the Cygolite Metro 550. It's very...

+1. I'm using the Cygolite Metro 550. It's very bright in flash mode. The "550" refers to the lumens.

This model was replaced by Metro Plus 650 (https://cygolite.com/product/metro-plus-650-usb/)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,229
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: 6
Views: 686
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: 801
Views: 65,949
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: 801
Views: 65,949
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: 801
Views: 65,949
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: 801
Views: 65,949
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: 49
Views: 5,287
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,655
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.
10-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,632
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: 871
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: 82
Views: 7,229
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: 2,283
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: 973
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: 2,201
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: 82
Views: 7,229
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: 90
Views: 8,123
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: 11,752
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: 11,752
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: 5,185
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: 11,752
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: 11,752
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: 1,940
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: 1,007
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: 1,182
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: 801
Views: 65,949
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: 1,007
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: 1,782
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: 2,381
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: 1,170
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: 964
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: 11,078
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: 11,869
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: 11,869
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: 4,240
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: 14,041
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: 1,389
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: 63
Views: 5,437
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.
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