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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 131
Posted By canklecat

Hit by a car in 2018, breaking and dislocating my...

Hit by a car in 2018, breaking and dislocating my shoulder. Driver was looking at her phone, turned left into my path. Recovery took longer than expected. Neck X-rays for injuries revealed I also had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By canklecat

Przewalski...

Przewalski (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Przewalski&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_20522758011) or Spotti shorts and bibs (these appear to be made by the same manufacturer). I have both and they're outstanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 212
Posted By canklecat

I try to avoid most vehicle conflicts by choosing...

I try to avoid most vehicle conflicts by choosing routes and times with less traffic. That reduces the necessities to take the lane when only a single lane is available. And I try to delay folks...
07-04-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By canklecat

Do I spy a Suntour GPX rear derailleur back...

Do I spy a Suntour GPX rear derailleur back there, the blue and silver doodad?

How many boxes of stuff altogether? And just $29 each box?
07-04-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By canklecat

Most bike chains I've ridden are quieter toward...

Most bike chains I've ridden are quieter toward the middle cogs when in the small chainring, and smallest cogs in the big ring. The chainlines seem to be setup deliberately for hammering with minimal...
07-03-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By canklecat

My first cycling kit in the 1970s was a plain...

My first cycling kit in the 1970s was a plain green merino wool jersey and black merino wool shorts with chamois pad. My current favorite kit for summer rides is pretty much the same, just updated to...
07-03-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 303
Posted By canklecat

I was thinking Scramble Suit from A Scanner...

I was thinking Scramble Suit from A Scanner Darkly. But pretty close.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqWBCsWRdw4
07-03-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,649
Posted By canklecat

Normally I'd say there's no such thing as junk...

Normally I'd say there's no such thing as junk miles.

But a couple of years ago my conditioning plateaued. I was stale, making no progress despite lots of group rides. Yeah, I moved up from 10-12...
07-03-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By canklecat

An hour or so before a ride, usually oatmeal with...

An hour or so before a ride, usually oatmeal with banana and yogurt, sometimes a cheese omelet. Coffee.

During a ride I try to consumer 200-500 calories per hour, depending on my effort. Usually...
07-03-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 343
Posted By canklecat

Heat adaptation gets trickier as I get older....

Heat adaptation gets trickier as I get older. Took longer this year. I've done several rides of 20-35 miles with the temperature in the 90s, and one 35 mile ride on a day that peaked around 100F...
07-03-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By canklecat

XOSS and comparable low priced dual purpose...

XOSS and comparable low priced dual purpose speed/cadence sensors are available for around $20-$25 each or $40 per pair. They're switchable from speed to cadence by removing and reinserting the...
07-03-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By canklecat

Try something like a KMC Z51 chain (renamed the...

Try something like a KMC Z51 chain (renamed the Z8.1 GY/GY). That cleared up a problem on another bike with friction shifting and older Suntour freewheels.

I prefer the KMC Z72 (not sure what they...
07-02-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,378
Posted By canklecat

Any problems with crank length from the...

Any problems with crank length from the conversion and lower overall bike height?

A 650B has been on my to-do list for my Univega Via Carisma. Partly to lower the height a bit -- the frame is...
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By canklecat

Enzyme spray cleaner, the type sold for pet...

Enzyme spray cleaner, the type sold for pet odors.

Or just hose it with Febreze. It's surprisingly good at deodorizing stuff that can't be laundered.

Either or both work for me. I have three...
06-30-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,086
Posted By canklecat

The Drift roll bar mount...

The Drift roll bar mount (https://smile.amazon.com/Drift-30-020-00-Pivot-Mount/dp/B009YG9WP0?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1) is almost identical to the handlebar mount, but with longer bolts. It's still...
06-30-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By canklecat

Some folks need to change their insanity filters.

Some folks need to change their insanity filters.
06-30-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 264,898
Posted By canklecat

Tommyknockers -- 7/10 First time I've watched...

Tommyknockers -- 7/10
First time I've watched it since the miniseries was on TV in the 1990s. Not a great movie but it's held up pretty well. The theme of mind control groupthink resonates more now...
06-30-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By canklecat

I've patched a hole near the valve just to get...

I've patched a hole near the valve just to get home but the patch never holds for long. Usually comes from a burred edge around the hole in the rim. Check it and deburr the edges. Sometimes just...
06-30-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,049
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've always been militantly centrist. Nobody...

Yup. I've always been militantly centrist. Nobody likes us. But I was raised to begin every conversation with "On the one hand" and sometime an hour or so later continue it with "and on the other...
06-29-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By canklecat

Caffeine has quite a kick the first few times if...

Caffeine has quite a kick the first few times if you're not a regular drinker of coffee, etc. I remember buzzing like a hummingbird the first time I started drinking coffee in the Navy. But after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By canklecat

Which insert did you use? I've tried several and...

Which insert did you use? I've tried several and the best I've found is the inexpensive and very lightweight ProFoot Miracle (https://profoot.co/2oz-miracle-insoles-mens/). Costs $8-$10 at...
06-29-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By canklecat

Since you're already pretty fit your recovery...

Since you're already pretty fit your recovery prognosis is better than most 70+ folks.

My mom had total knee and shoulder replacement surgeries after age 70 and she was in pretty bad shape in...
06-29-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 655
Posted By canklecat

A friend is the strongest 50something guy I know...

A friend is the strongest 50something guy I know in this area, routinely averages 20+ mph on his typical 20-40 mile rides on the same routes where I struggle to average 16 mph. On a good day I can...
06-29-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 264,898
Posted By canklecat

The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) -- 6/10 Grungy...

The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) -- 6/10
Grungy twist on the familiar themes of Faustian bargains and making something from nothing.
Not bad, really, but felt unfinished, like a demo reel or promo for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,114
Posted By canklecat

I needed transportation to and from my first duty...

I needed transportation to and from my first duty station after boot camp. Couldn't afford a car. So I bought a then-new 1976 Motobecane. Started riding just for the 20 mile round trip commute. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By canklecat

If you are logging your rides directly to...

If you are logging your rides directly to Strava... don't. Besides being glitchy and no longer compatible with sensors, it's too easy to delete a log and have no backup.

However I just started...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By canklecat

We were always just buying a license to use the...

We were always just buying a license to use the software. We never owned it. Granted, it's moot when we own the physical media on which it was recorded. But we were already just "renting" software....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By canklecat

I just realized I've ridden at least 20 miles a...

I just realized I've ridden at least 20 miles a day for the past week without a break. I think I'll take a rest day or so, since we're due for rain this week. But it's tempting to keep riding when...
06-28-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,490
Posted By canklecat

Don't even start on that "it's all theoretical"...

Don't even start on that "it's all theoretical" BS. I worked in health care and for OSHA for years. This stuff isn't guesswork. It's the product of methodical research. There are multiple...
06-28-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,490
Posted By canklecat

I tried a bandanna and found it unsatisfactory as...

I tried a bandanna and found it unsatisfactory as a mask, although I carry one or two for sweating and a makeshift mask. I usually wear one on my head and wrap another around my phone to keep it from...
06-28-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By canklecat

I get mixed reactions to offers of assistance...

I get mixed reactions to offers of assistance when I encounter folks with bicycle problems. Depends on whether they self-identify as "cyclist" or "this is my transportation."

Cyclists are usually...
06-28-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,490
Posted By canklecat

In that situation I'd just work on base miles,...

In that situation I'd just work on base miles, zone 2 effort, and try to maintain fitness for now. Do harder workouts, intervals, etc., indoors. You may find after a couple of weeks of careful...
06-28-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By canklecat

*Me, looking at broken piggy bank trying to...

*Me, looking at broken piggy bank trying to scrape together money to buy an Eddy Merckx folding bicycle* :(

Oops.
06-27-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By canklecat

LeMond's win in the 1989 world championship....

LeMond's win in the 1989 world championship. Easily the most exciting finish I've seen in any road race, for many reasons. A course that favored all-rounders rather than climbers or sprinters. The...
06-27-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By canklecat

Texas just went from lockdown to PARTY TIME and...

Texas just went from lockdown to PARTY TIME and back to lockdown. Gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, commence.

Several local cycling friends have split into cliques, differing over what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By canklecat

Don't mess with the bike fit at all for now. No...

Don't mess with the bike fit at all for now. No point, as all the contradictory suggestions in this thread reveal. You'll just be chasing your own tail, shifting pain from one part of the body to...
06-26-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,629
Posted By canklecat

I had to modify my pump style after my right...

I had to modify my pump style after my right shoulder (strong arm) was broken and dislocated two years ago. Since then I use my right arm only to brace the butt of the pump against my chest. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By canklecat

It's mostly core and upper body work. I've...

It's mostly core and upper body work. I've neglected mine the past month and it shows after about 20 miles or so. My neck and shoulders feel tight. I have permanent neck, back and shoulder injuries...
06-25-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By canklecat

I have a mini pump with a gauge. More trouble...

I have a mini pump with a gauge. More trouble than it's worth. It's a nice looking, well made "Pro Bike Tools" mini pump. But it's the least functional of my four mini pumps, by far the most...
06-25-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By canklecat

Ultrasonic cleaner, maybe. Never heard of putting...

Ultrasonic cleaner, maybe. Never heard of putting equipment into a crock pot for cleaning. All a crock pot can do is heat up the cleaning solution. Hot water and soap in a bucket would do the same...
Forum: Foo
06-25-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,924
Posted By canklecat

It's easy to solve. Stop believing lies. ...

It's easy to solve. Stop believing lies.

There is no media bias against conservatives.

In more than four decades of adulting and working in various fields, from the military, to health care, to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,004
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Being the old dude in a younger group,...

Yup.

Being the old dude in a younger group, the result was predictable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja4chaGOHh8
06-24-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By canklecat

Go back to the Arundel wrap you mentioned in your...

Go back to the Arundel wrap you mentioned in your first post. I've used Arundel Synth Gecko for awhile on one bike and it's terrific. Very durable, reusable with reasonable care. It doesn't use...
06-24-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,284
Posted By canklecat

Zinc oxide cream is probably the simplest...

Zinc oxide cream is probably the simplest compound that's effective with practically zero side effects. Some of the most effective balms don't easily wear off, rinse off or wash out. That's why...
06-24-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By canklecat

I put Nitto albatross swept bars on my Univega...

I put Nitto albatross swept bars on my Univega (wider flare than North Road bars) along with and Shimano 8-speed bar-end shifters. Works great. Going on two years with that setup. Only change I might...
06-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,915
Posted By canklecat

From Tuesday's ride. This guy was a rolling...

From Tuesday's ride. This guy was a rolling cliche.

White crew cab Dodge Ram that's never seen a day's work. In my mirror and rear camera it's clear the driver edged over closer as he approached...
06-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,983
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I've seen those warnings on CBD about...

Yeah, I've seen those warnings on CBD about grapefruit interactions. I don't take statins and probably never will so I haven't read much about it.

As a former health care professional I try to...
06-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,983
Posted By canklecat

PlusCBD Oil (stylized as +CBDoil on their...

PlusCBD Oil (stylized as +CBDoil on their packaging) is real full spectrum CBD and readily available over the counter at some health food and other stores. But it's overpriced compared with Lazarus...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,901
Posted By canklecat

I go mostly by perceived exertion. If I plan to...

I go mostly by perceived exertion. If I plan to ride longer than 2 hours, I start easier than usual and wait 30-60 minutes to decide whether to increase my effort.

On good days heart rate is a...
06-22-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By canklecat

I get occasional arrhythmia. Docs haven't said...

I get occasional arrhythmia. Docs haven't said it's anything to worry about. Seems to correspond with my occasional migraines. A small as-needed dose of a beta blocker helps with both.
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