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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A lot of people with Garmins use RWGPS to make...

A lot of people with Garmins use RWGPS to make routes because it works better.

I've heard the calorie estimates are crazy high, but I only use it for route planning.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,155
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This summer I attempted a peak in the North...

This summer I attempted a peak in the North Cascades. Hiked 6 miles and 4,000 feet of vertical, only to turn back 100 feet below the summit. There was a very short and flat section with good...
10-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm going out to have a look at these tomorrow...

I'm going out to have a look at these tomorrow and will report back. I hope I'm not annoying people with my obsession with this one tree.

Since the weekend is coming up, in case anybody else is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's not the devs, it's management deciding...

It's not the devs, it's management deciding priorities.
10-17-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Seattle Forrest

7,200 lumens? Count me in! I could sure use an...

7,200 lumens? Count me in! I could sure use an artificial sun for night hiking, plus I bet you can use it as a heat lamp. $1,300? Count me out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Did anybody mention am indoor trainer? No? Good.

Did anybody mention am indoor trainer? No? Good.
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,694
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Getting back on the positivity train, the local...

Getting back on the positivity train, the local Ethiopian market is great! Fantastic people.
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,694
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I can get berbere spice at the local Ethiopian...

I can get berbere spice at the local Ethiopian market, but Amazon isn't capable of delivering taco seasoning to my home. :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,631
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I love my winter clothes. Silky base layers,...

I love my winter clothes. Silky base layers, down puffies that give you instant warmth when you need it, a few cashmere mid layers, hansom jackets, and fresh snow looks like a coat of magic over the...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm working at home today and there's a patch of...

I'm working at home today and there's a patch of blue in the sky. Haven't seen that in a while.
10-17-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't have anything useful to say on the Wahoo...

I don't have anything useful to say on the Wahoo side, but since you're also asking about weight training, here's a good beginner program that's well balanced and won't take up too much of your time....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I feel a little safer riding (in traffic) at...

I feel a little safer riding (in traffic) at night because headlights tell you where cars are, before you could see the car in daylight. Specifically thinking about cross traffic.
10-17-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Will it sounds like they got an affiliate deal...

Will it sounds like they got an affiliate deal with Polar.

The red part doesn't make any sense. They've discovered today heart rate monitors are causing there app to crash for people who aren't...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,694
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Microsoft has been a fantastic place to work.

Microsoft has been a fantastic place to work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Sweet, sweet irony! :)

Sweet, sweet irony! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You don't like the taste of your medicine? :o

You don't like the taste of your medicine? :o
10-17-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't doubt that Strava's software estimates...

I don't doubt that Strava's software estimates power every 5 seconds, but, again, it's not possible to set a Garmin to record a point every 5 seconds. Go play with one, go into the recording interval...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Do you understand how this works? He's talking...

Do you understand how this works? He's talking about going up hills. Hills are about w:kg. He's using an ebike that probably weighs 60 pounds. Yours is probably under 20.

Plus who the hell...
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't consider their stuff music. It's more...

I don't consider their stuff music. It's more like painting with sound. Fantastic though. Aenima was their best album.
10-17-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's not even possible to set a Garmin to record...

It's not even possible to set a Garmin to record a point every 5 seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Some people can be really judgemental.

Some people can be really judgemental.
10-16-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Runners prefer to use a GPS watch. It's no fun...

Runners prefer to use a GPS watch. It's no fun to carry something in your hand while you run, a phone can fall out of your pocket and shatter, and a watch is the easiest way to check your pace or...
10-16-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Use another app, don't use Strava at all to...

Use another app, don't use Strava at all to record. Save the file when you're done, and upload it to Strava.
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Seattle Forrest

So that's why everybody around here prefers dogs...

So that's why everybody around here prefers dogs over cats! :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,631
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The 6X is a really nice upgrade.

The 6X is a really nice upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm starting to think this is a religious issue,...

I'm starting to think this is a religious issue, maybe a holy war.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That sounds like a self-solving problem. ...

That sounds like a self-solving problem.

Maybe we should line the bike lanes with punji sticks to help it along.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I rode my C3 up to Slate Peak, at the end/top of...

I rode my C3 up to Slate Peak, at the end/top of the highest road in the state. (Sunrise on Rainier is the highest paved road in WA, Slate is at the end of a long, nasty dirt and gravel road.) When...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Are there any charity runs that allow bikes? I...

Are there any charity runs that allow bikes? I doubt it, but I don't run much so I wouldn't know.

If it's a trail run, like single track, I wouldn't really be thrilled. A road run, it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A good friend ran a hard trail marathon this...

A good friend ran a hard trail marathon this spring, while injured. You should have heard her complaining about the people who signed up for 5 and 10 K, and weren't worried about the cutoff time. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Ebikes aren't Harleys. The riders still work,...

Ebikes aren't Harleys. The riders still work, just (usually) less hard. Until the battery dies and they're stuck on a 50 pound bike still needing to get home.

Not that people need physical...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,155
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a fear of heights. It gets in the way of...

I have a fear of heights. It gets in the way of my peakbagging adventures sometimes. When I do the other kind of climbing - no bike - sometimes I'll look down and see 80 feet of air below me, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,027
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Disc brakes work better, allow better...

Disc brakes work better, allow better aerodynamics, and lighter rims, but the problem is every now and then the rotors fly off the wheel for no reason and kill someone.
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 837
Posted By Seattle Forrest

In my day, we used to hang students for failing a...

In my day, we used to hang students for failing a test.
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How did we go from pulling newspapers out of the...

How did we go from pulling newspapers out of the garbage and stuffing them down your clothes to SSD storage?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is why I use wood instead of pneumatic...

This is why I use wood instead of pneumatic tires. Makes me so much faster.

Let's not talk about tubeless.
10-15-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 714
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If you have LTE in your watch, will apps (that...

If you have LTE in your watch, will apps (that will run on it) know there's no phone involved? Have you tried it?

I use a Garmin watch, so I can't recommend anything to help you, but I can say I...
10-15-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My friend used it on Sunday, still hasn't used...

My friend used it on Sunday, still hasn't used navigation. He's riding around the neighborhood he lives in, and a nearby MUP, with his wife and kid. He said he appreciates the feature being...
10-15-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Any interest in trail work at Harts Pass next spring/summer?

I'm going to organize a work party in June or July, from the south Harts Pass trailhead to Grasshopper Pass on the PCT. Mostly it will involve clearing brush, there may be a few blowdowns to saw...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm beginning to wonder why you feel so...

I'm beginning to wonder why you feel so threatened by all of this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Exactly!! Glad I could help you see the light.

Exactly!! Glad I could help you see the light.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is like a runner asking why a cyclist would...

This is like a runner asking why a cyclist would be proud of doing a long, hard ride, "when you're sitting down the whole time."

It's ok for people to feel good about things they've done, even if...
10-15-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There aren't many needles on the ground yet, but...

There aren't many needles on the ground yet, but we have a series of storms coming this week. Tonight it will start snowing down to about 5,000' and probably not melt until June. They'll be windy...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I love tamaracks, and all their cousins.

I love tamaracks, and all their cousins.
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My section of the Pacific Crest Trail, I...

My section of the Pacific Crest Trail, I volunteer with PCTA for maintenance. That forces me, or gives me an excuse, to hike this section of trail twice a year. A friend called it "the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Seattle Forrest

On flat ground, what matters is watts to frontal...

On flat ground, what matters is watts to frontal surface area. You're probably doing flat triathlons? If so, that's why your weight isn't holding you back much. On hills, what matters is watts to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,631
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Photo below is from Washington Pass this past...

Photo below is from Washington Pass this past Sunday. I was in falling snow for an hour, the next few days it's going to snow more, especially on the west side. This is going to be a good year for...
10-15-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Blue Lake Saturday 10/12 ...

Blue Lake Saturday 10/12

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Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Some fall color from yesterday: ...

Some fall color from yesterday:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48901555363_cd7c8f7123_c_d.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48902080711_ff3571d3af_c_d.jpg
...
10-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Peak larch is upon us

The alpine variety is mostly at peak color near Washington Pass. There are plenty of stragglers that should hit their full potential mid-week. The coming weekend is probably the last chance. ...
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