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04-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By wgscott

Helmet testing and rankings?

Are there any published testing results, apart from the Virginia Tech (https://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.html) tests? I am a bit worried that their listing doesn't give the whole...
04-17-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By wgscott

I bought this today ^^^^^^^ (Prism trail...

I bought this today ^^^^^^^

(Prism trail torch).

They are better than I thought.
04-17-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 82,018
Posted By wgscott

Rowan There are many additional folks cheering...

Rowan There are many additional folks cheering you on who might be too shy to post (moi).
04-17-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

Because: blind ideology!

Because: blind ideology!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By wgscott

Shop vac and dental floss. Use mint-flavored...

Shop vac and dental floss. Use mint-flavored ribbon.
04-16-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By wgscott

40mm of clearance is fine, and that is a...

40mm of clearance is fine, and that is a conservative estimate of what the Checkpoint can use.

I ride with 38mm tires, and it doesn't hold me back.
04-16-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,134
Posted By wgscott

I hate colors.

I hate colors.
04-16-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By wgscott

Medium or Large helmet?

I am thinking of getting a Wavecel road helmet. My head circumference is squarely in the middle of the overlap region between M and L. I have the L mountain bike version, and it fits fine, but if the...
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

You can start a thread on Bernie Made-off.

You can start a thread on Bernie Made-off.
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 928
Posted By wgscott

Never drink the bong-water.

Never drink the bong-water.
04-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

:o Well, he still needs the hyphen.

:o

Well, he still needs the hyphen.
04-16-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

Similarly with cops, airline traffic controllers,...

Similarly with cops, airline traffic controllers, surgeons, school teachers and power-line maintainers. But just getting by in a marginally-functioning society isn't everyone's goal.

Also, don't...
04-16-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

Next thing you know, someone will be asking him...

Next thing you know, someone will be asking him to spell

https://images.coloradocyclist.com/product/800/s/shimano-xt-rd-m8100-rear-derailleur-1x12s.jpg
04-16-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

knit-pickers. You forgot the k and the...

knit-pickers.

You forgot the k and the hyphen.
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 928
Posted By wgscott

The rolling paper alone must cost a small...

The rolling paper alone must cost a small fortune. Make sure you don't hold your breath after you inhale, like a dedicated pot-head trying to absorb as much THC as possible.
04-15-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

These guys are a great source:...

These guys are a great source: https://www.nosvacuumtubes.net

If you can get an Amperex 6922, PQ, white label, US, pinched waist (shield, gold pins), at any price, go for it.
04-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By wgscott

I currently have what is shown in Post #3, but I...

I currently have what is shown in Post #3, but I am thinking of getting a new helmet (and I actually do need something for a XC-type mtn helmet). I like the wide coverage and the ventilation of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 777
Posted By wgscott

Another vote for dimeric cobalt.

Another vote for dimeric cobalt.
04-15-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By wgscott

Anyone wear 30 lb downhill helmets with googles...

Anyone wear 30 lb downhill helmets with googles on their gravel rides?

Anyway, thanks to everyone for disabusing me of the idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By wgscott

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It...

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It doesn't slow me down at all.
04-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, but if you were snorkeling....

Yeah, but if you were snorkeling....
04-14-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,405
Posted By wgscott

I'm waiting for AAA to throw us under the bus. ...

I'm waiting for AAA to throw us under the bus. They raised our rate by $900 last year. I tried suggesting that the fact that our house is still standing means it benefited from defensible space, etc.
04-14-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,405
Posted By wgscott

One hopes, but this too is changing: ...

One hopes, but this too is changing:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/04/more-lightning-in-the-arctic-is-bad-news-for-the-planet/
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 928
Posted By wgscott

No. There is no benefit and some suggestion that...

No. There is no benefit and some suggestion that it might cause harm.

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/more-evidence-that-routine-multivitamin-use-should-be-avoided/
04-14-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By wgscott

I'm using this, currently: ...

I'm using this, currently:

https://www.rei.com/media/473ebed2-d573-48ea-8504-8b01d46a39b6?size=784x588
04-14-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By wgscott

Glasses vs. goggles

Anyone ride with mtn biker goggles vs. conventional roadie glasses?

Any obvious disadvantages to goggles?

eg:
...
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 653
Posted By wgscott

My second one wasn't noticeably different from...

My second one wasn't noticeably different from the first. YMMV. I think I felt a bit weak on a ride a couple of days later, but since I am weak to begin with ...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By wgscott

I used Neets foot oil on my wife's Brooks, and...

I used Neets foot oil on my wife's Brooks, and narrowly escaped ruining it.

It is now very soft (too much for me), but she likes it. I rather suspect I shortened its life by a factor of two. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By wgscott

The Domane is closest to the geometry of my...

The Domane is closest to the geometry of my custom steel bike, which has a similar (lack of) drop to that of the OP bike. Of the three options now listed, Canyon has the least forgiving geometry.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By wgscott

I have to question the presupposition that CF is...

I have to question the presupposition that CF is an upgrade from steel.

In any case, I would experiment with alternate fits before purchasing a new bike. If the new bike has an inferior fit, it...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, the fully broken-in ones have these divots...

Yeah, the fully broken-in ones have these divots and a ridge that reminds me of this:

https://www.sefiles.net/merchant/914/images/site/sharkLarge.JPG-slimC.jpeg

So be careful what you ask for....
Forum: Foo
04-13-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By wgscott

Plea deal. I dodged a bullet...

Plea deal. I dodged a bullet (https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2021/04/13/maddy-middleton-killer-pleads-guilty-to-murder/). I think I would need a team of shrinks after sitting through that.
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By wgscott

You might need to loosen the tension bolt...

You might need to loosen the tension bolt slightly. The leather is rather different than that of a Brooks, and in general thicker and less stretchy. Soaking it will ruin the saddle.

I bought...
04-13-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By wgscott

I'm wondering if the other vehicles have to be...

I'm wondering if the other vehicles have to be moving in order to show up?

I also wonder how much of a distraction it is to have something that looks like a 17" Macbook Pro screen open while...
04-13-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

The logic is very simple: Buttigieg is a...

The logic is very simple: Buttigieg is a Democrat and is gay. Therefore any accusation must be true, ipso facto. Mere facts, including those presented by Snopes, are therefore completely...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

This has no pay-wall; ...

This has no pay-wall; https://www.democracynow.org/2021/4/12/remembering_ramsey_clark
04-11-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By wgscott

I know generalizations are dangerous to make, so...

I know generalizations are dangerous to make, so I will quote Peter White:



The context is describing a Berthoud saddle, but they are quite similar in some respects.
Source:...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By wgscott

They wanted to travel the route of the "Oakies"...

They wanted to travel the route of the "Oakies" who migrated to CA in the book Grapes of Wrath.
04-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By wgscott

One thing I have found useful is to preserve the...

One thing I have found useful is to preserve the distance from the center of the saddle to the primary hand position (for me, hoods on the road bike, and where the brakes are on the mountain bike). ...
04-11-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,405
Posted By wgscott

I'm finding it hard to get motivated to ride in...

I'm finding it hard to get motivated to ride in the burned areas, but this thread reminds me of just how much worse it can get (and unfortunately most likely will this summer, as it is bone-dry here...
04-11-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

Why not take your political stuff to the...

Why not take your political stuff to the political forum? You are vastly more fun when you are telling everyone they should get bent.
04-11-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,823
Posted By wgscott

Which therefore justifies any accusation, however...

Which therefore justifies any accusation, however demonstrably false.

What if he had been riding a recumbent?
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By wgscott

With Fakebook "facts" and photos.

With Fakebook "facts" and photos.
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By wgscott

Not committing perjury is a good idea.

Not committing perjury is a good idea.
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

Clear cookies like everyone else and park your...

Clear cookies like everyone else and park your high horse.
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By wgscott

Can you transfer them? They might be a valuable...

Can you transfer them? They might be a valuable commodity (assuming she didn't get custody.)
04-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By wgscott

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1344x85/screen_shot_2021_04_10_at_12_14_09_pm_8f406cf0d2a51c229e945675f97cec0e15a4088e.png

Sometimes you have to question the underlying...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

RIP former Atty Gen Ramsey Clark

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/us/politics/ramsey-clark-dead.html
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By wgscott

:lol: That could also give you a week in the...

:lol:
That could also give you a week in the big house for contempt of court.

But, seriously, it is actually an ideal time for me to do it (fully vaxxed, not teaching at the moment), and if I am...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By wgscott

I wonder what Zion will be like without shuttle...

I wonder what Zion will be like without shuttle busses? Maybe it should be bikes-only.

I am hoping to visit Yellowstone for the first time this summer.
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