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Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,715
Views: 131,595
Posted By canklecat

This guy and his rescue donkeys are hilarious. I...

This guy and his rescue donkeys are hilarious. I rarely literally laugh out loud at LOL videos, but did with this one, and the others with his rescue donkeys. His deadpan delivery cracks me up.
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04-16-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 809
Posted By canklecat

As other folks noted, most of the cost of bicycle...

As other folks noted, most of the cost of bicycle tires is in R&D, labor, marketing, shipping, etc., not so much in materials. And there's less volume of sales than motor vehicle tires to compensate...
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 653
Posted By canklecat

Two days after my first Moderna jab, still...

Two days after my first Moderna jab, still feeling some side effects -- worse headache and neck ache than usual -- but, TBH, not much worse than my usual aches, pains and blah stuff related to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 777
Posted By canklecat

I'll toss in my usual vote for the Topeak...

I'll toss in my usual vote for the Topeak RaceRocket HP (shorter) or HPX (longer). Best ergonomics of the various mini-pumps I've tried.

And the rubbery grips help keep it in the jersey pocket,...
04-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By canklecat

After my thyroid cancer and failure I had to take...

After my thyroid cancer and failure I had to take large doses of D and calcium to compensate for dangerously low levels and osteopenia. Took awhile for me to cooperate with recommendations from my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By canklecat

63 y/o here too. For two or three years I've used...

63 y/o here too. For two or three years I've used a heart rate monitor on most rides, runs and walks. And a heart rate variability app.

I can't say that HR and HRV data is reliable every day and...
04-15-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By canklecat

I've been satisfied with the Drift Ghost X, front...

I've been satisfied with the Drift Ghost X, front and rear, for going on two years. Check my previous lengthy posts and YouTube reviews for the Ghost X and newer Drift video cameras.
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 653
Posted By canklecat

Finally got my first Moderna jab Wednesday...

Finally got my first Moderna jab Wednesday morning. I was scheduled for the J&J single shot this week, but that was cancelled due to concerns over possible connections with blood clots in some...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 589
Posted By canklecat

A little less than that, only because I snagged...

A little less than that, only because I snagged one saddle bag -- the Serfas Speed Bag -- for only $7, and Spin Doctor multitool for $14. And the Lezyne Road Caddy and Hero multitool for $20 each.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 415
Posted By canklecat

My '93 Trek 5900 OCLV came with a longish Ibis...

My '93 Trek 5900 OCLV came with a longish Ibis titanium stem, which I like for the aesthetics and low weight. But it was a bit uncomfortable, due to chronic neck problems from old injuries. I...
04-14-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,085
Posted By canklecat

If you get any relief from the needling...

If you get any relief from the needling technique, "activator" clicky pen/gun doodad used by some chiropractors, etc., you might benefit from careful use of a percussion massager. These look roughly...
04-14-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 633
Posted By canklecat

Nah, I do my own fitting based on excellent...

Nah, I do my own fitting based on excellent YouTube videos by a pro fitter who generously shares all of his tradecraft -- alas, to benefit from his measuring equipment I'd need to pay him for an...
04-14-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By canklecat

If it's a standard Bluetooth/ANT+ heart rate...

If it's a standard Bluetooth/ANT+ heart rate monitor, it should pair with your phone like any Bluetooth device. But pairing a new device can sometimes take a few tries. Usually once it's paired it'll...
04-13-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By canklecat

Looks good. Same stuff I do most workout days. I...

Looks good. Same stuff I do most workout days. I vary my PT a bit some days, depending on which bits need more work.
04-13-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 748
Posted By canklecat

For small rust spots try Brownell's Oxpho-Blue...

For small rust spots try Brownell's Oxpho-Blue (https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/metal-bluing/liquid-cold-bluing-chemicals/oxpho-blue--prod1072.aspx). It's the...
Forum: Foo
04-13-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 2,394,691
Posted By canklecat

It speaks to me since I resumed jogging a few...

It speaks to me since I resumed jogging a few months ago after a 40 year hiatus. Although so far the running thing seems a bit less cliquish than some roadie cycling cliques.

I'd like to say...
04-12-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By canklecat

If you have energy to do other stuff after those...

If you have energy to do other stuff after those rides, you're within your capabilities and comfort zone.

You'll know when you've exceeded those limits. The body will let you know. Listen to the...
04-12-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By canklecat

Info about the various frame makers is buried in...

Info about the various frame makers is buried in the two major threads about the Centurion Ironman. There were a few frame makers involved, if I'm recalling correctly.

Sounds comparable to...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 2,394,691
Posted By canklecat

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Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the Queen's consort was like the dotty...

Yeah, the Queen's consort was like the dotty Major on Fawlty Towers, but less funny.

While NPR, the BBC and others are cultivating careful eulogies from random people, they've probably had to cull...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By canklecat

Or use Duck Duck Go to view news sites that...

Or use Duck Duck Go to view news sites that offers a few free peeks per month. It's right under the horse.
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By canklecat

Clark was far more significant to the US than...

Clark was far more significant to the US than Prince Philip, but not a word about Clark today on NPR, at least while I was listening. Even public radio is more concerned with appearances than...
04-10-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By canklecat

Doubt anything you read in pop culture health...

Doubt anything you read in pop culture health articles, especially those that emphasize "natural" or "holistic". Often even the more credible articles misinterpret the actual studies they cite.

If...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By canklecat

A little worse than this time last year. Even for...

A little worse than this time last year. Even for a hermit the novelty of not having to spend time with strangers has worn off. Not being able to visit with actual friends has definitely worn off. I...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 928
Posted By canklecat

Unless you have some health complications a...

Unless you have some health complications a balanced diet should be good enough.

Should.

But with age and/or complications, things get... complicated.

In my case I needed supplements of...
04-09-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By canklecat

Interesting project. I keep thinking of trying a...

Interesting project. I keep thinking of trying a 650B conversion but haven't gotten around to it. Seems like it would be more cost effective to convert an old school rigid MTB frame to a...
04-07-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By canklecat

My original Wahoo Tickr strap lasted about a year...

My original Wahoo Tickr strap lasted about a year before the sensor pads on the strap began to peel away. However the pads retained electrical continuity and the Tickr continued functioning normally....
04-07-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,230
Posted By canklecat

Probably a Hail Mary toss, hoping to hit...

Probably a Hail Mary toss, hoping to hit something. I get a lot of email scams but most go directly to my junk bin. I have a few email accounts and use only one for PayPal, another for Amazon,...
04-06-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, took me awhile to get accustomed to that...

Yeah, took me awhile to get accustomed to that oddity with DA downtube shifters after using Suntour and others that came to a stop in a more cosmetically appealing position.

Ditto, the paint on...
04-06-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,342
Posted By canklecat

Robbie's post was 11 years ago. I'm not sure he's...

Robbie's post was 11 years ago. I'm not sure he's on bike forums anymore.

Rib injuries just take time to heal, whether intercostal connective tissue or cracked ribs. There isn't much we can do to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By canklecat

I switched insoles. All my cycling, running and...

I switched insoles. All my cycling, running and walking shoes now have ProFoot Miracle insoles. Best I've found, and I've used many including custom orthotics since I was a kid for my weird feet --...
04-06-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By canklecat

Knee braces are of limited use on bikes. I got...

Knee braces are of limited use on bikes. I got better results doing physical therapy for the knee off the bike to strengthen it for bike rides.

And be sure the bike fit is set up appropriately. If...
04-04-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,199
Posted By canklecat

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my...

I resumed running in late autumn 2020 to give my neck a rest from pain caused by old injuries. I couldn't ride longer than an hour or so before the pain spoiled any fun.

Aerobic conditioning...
04-04-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,788
Posted By canklecat

Same. I smell weed smoke on almost every bike...

Same. I smell weed smoke on almost every bike ride, walk and run. Passing cars, people parked or walking around, just sitting on their porches or yards. It's everywhere now. I like the smell. I just...
04-04-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By canklecat

Usually when it takes longer to pair and won't...

Usually when it takes longer to pair and won't stay paired reliably. About every six months with my Wahoo Tickr. I use the Elite HRV app every day before workouts and if I notice persistence problems...
04-04-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,304
Posted By canklecat

Keep those eyes peeled and head on a swivel on...

Keep those eyes peeled and head on a swivel on those Cat 5 races. Participants may have good power and mediocre bike handling skills or mistake riding recklessly for riding aggressively. Be alert on...
04-04-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By canklecat

For most phones (and computers) you'll need an...

For most phones (and computers) you'll need an ANT+ dongle or adapter. They cost around $15-$30, much cheaper now than those sold about 10 years ago.

With my old iPhone 4s I used a 2012 Wahoo...
04-03-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,788
Posted By canklecat

THC tolerance is well documented in anecdotes by...

THC tolerance is well documented in anecdotes by users and confirmed by more recent research. However it appears to vary considerably among users, depending on many factors: age, diet, body fat,...
04-03-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,788
Posted By canklecat

Some cannabis smokers claim it relieves their...

Some cannabis smokers claim it relieves their asthma. I've seen some abstracts of preliminary studies but nothing conclusive to support those claims. It sure didn't relieve my asthma or chronic sinus...
04-03-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,788
Posted By canklecat

Most people quickly develop a tolerance for THC...

Most people quickly develop a tolerance for THC and feel less of the psychoactive effect after only a few days of regular use. So they might well be able to retain enough coordination and situational...
04-02-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 307,256
Posted By canklecat

I was more disappointed in the Hugh Jackman...

I was more disappointed in the Hugh Jackman reveal. Christopher Nolan tends to emphasize gee-whiz effects instead of character development. A notable exception was The Dark Knight, especially Heath...
04-01-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By canklecat

Look for a 1976 or so Motobecane Mirage in that...

Look for a 1976 or so Motobecane Mirage in that classic subdued silver or silvery-blue near-monochromatic colorway. It'll look so good you won't notice slogging uphill on a 30+ lb bike.

Seriously,...
03-31-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By canklecat

I have been known to blurt out "How YOU doin'?"...

I have been known to blurt out "How YOU doin'?" to people I recognize. It sounds like Joey Tribbiani on Friends. IOW, like a d0uch3canoe. Can't help it, I grew up in NY and some verbal habits clung...
03-29-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By canklecat

Yup. My errand bike has an unusually long...

Yup. My errand bike has an unusually long wheelbase, comparable to a Yuba cargo bike. So I had to splice together a couple of new KMC chains. I just used two KMC Missing Links rather than risking...
03-29-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,138
Posted By canklecat

I've never worn out a good road bike tire. Cuts...

I've never worn out a good road bike tire. Cuts from road debris always trash the tire first. But I've gotten within a few hundred miles of wearing out a couple of lightweight tires -- Schwalbe One...
03-29-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By canklecat

700x28 would be a tight squeeze on many road bike...

700x28 would be a tight squeeze on many road bike frames made before 2000 or so. A couple of my older frames have scuffs on the inner side of the chainstays from previous owners running tires that...
03-28-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,685
Posted By canklecat

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a...

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a multi-faceted issue. Especially forgetfulness, absent-mindedness, etc. It's not necessarily a symptom of some inevitable organic decline. It may be situational...
03-27-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By canklecat

That's a nice trellis for beans and tomatoes.

That's a nice trellis for beans and tomatoes.
03-26-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I've been thinking about swapping my Nitto...

Yeah, I've been thinking about swapping my Nitto albatross bar from my favorite hybrid to my Centurion Ironman, just for giggles.

I'm not sure the Ironman frame is big/long enough, tho'. The...
03-26-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, very tweedy sorta light. I was...

Yeah, very tweedy sorta light.

I was skeptical about the whole Japanese bicycle tire thing. Seemed cultish. But I tried some Soma Supple Vitesse tires made by Panaracer. Yup, they really are that...
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