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Forum: Foo
08-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,874
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is important if you want bad teeth and to...

This is important if you want bad teeth and to avoid having your mind controlled by the government.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

****, man. I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope...

****, man. I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope whoever did it crashed and lost all his teeth.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The steering is slowed down a little on endurance...

The steering is slowed down a little on endurance bikes compared to racing ones. As a general rule, there are some endurance bikes that handle more quickly than some race bikes ... they're both big...
08-17-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm amazed at Tim's knowledge, pretty regularly.

I'm amazed at Tim's knowledge, pretty regularly.
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Yeah, a good contrasty one. To rappel, you put...

Yeah, a good contrasty one. To rappel, you put the center of the rope through some kind of anchor, go down, then pull one end to get it back. If you don't center it, you can reach an end before you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I ran out of water today, about 20 miles from the...

I ran out of water today, about 20 miles from the car. Expected to be able to get more along the way, I went through a little town with no store. Go figure.

I drank a gallon of iced electrolyte...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Must be the aerobeard. 🙂 Your mileage and...

Must be the aerobeard. 🙂

Your mileage and speed are both impressive, even if you were 20.

I'm fast compared to anyone I ride with, but this place is humbling. As it should be.
Forum: Foo
08-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is the one I retired. It's one rope, but the...

This is the one I retired. It's one rope, but the pattern changes very obviously at the center. So you can find the middle point easily for rappels.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've worn bib shorts to meetings. But I work...

I've worn bib shorts to meetings. But I work from home and we do Skype meetings. (Actually Teams, basically the same thing.)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You have to be a dev at Microsoft to own a...

You have to be a dev at Microsoft to own a Cervelo.
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Any climbers in here?

It's time to replace my rope. I'm trying to decide if I really need a bi-pattern, or if a center mark is enough. Previous rope was bi-pattern and I liked it a lot. I'm leaving toward one with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I had these on a previous bike. I don't remember...

I had these on a previous bike. I don't remember why exactly, there was a specific reason it worked better than normal ones in my situation.

Anyway it's slightly more difficult to get the bottle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I would probably get an acceptable used bike at...

I would probably get an acceptable used bike at this point, not too expensive. After you've been riding it a while, assuming you get the bug, you'll want to upgrade (no matter what bike you get now)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Damn! :)

Damn! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Comfort should really be thought of in terms of...

Comfort should really be thought of in terms of (lack of) hurt. Riding a bike is never comfortable like getting a massage.

Endurance bikes can be more comfortable in terms of fit. That's going...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Most bike shops and the internet sell silicone...

Most bike shops and the internet sell silicone bar tape. You can use it for an emergency roadside breast implant too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's not really right to say that endurance bikes...

It's not really right to say that endurance bikes don't handle "as well" as racing road bikes. They handle slightly differently, because they're (intended to be) put to different use. The way they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,157
Posted By Seattle Forrest

lol wut

lol wut
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,178
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The only debt I have is with this guy named...

The only debt I have is with this guy named Vinnie.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm on a 90 for fit reasons but also because I...

I'm on a 90 for fit reasons but also because I like quick handling.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My friend likes Persians - the squishy faced cats...

My friend likes Persians - the squishy faced cats that look like Wilford Brimley - because they speak Farsi.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Given the physical issues you're working through,...

Given the physical issues you're working through, and that you have access to a gym, I think renegade rows would benefit you. Excellent for core strength, and for your upper back and shoulders,...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've bought a product on Amazon that was an...

I've bought a product on Amazon that was an obvious counterfeit, and others that were not as described in fundamental ways so no, I don't trust the reviews there.

I know many of them are legit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,533
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Keep in mind that a lot of people speak their...

Keep in mind that a lot of people speak their opinions as facts. Also keep in mind that both endurance and racing bikes are broad categories, and different companies have different takes on them.

...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,874
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's an Escher quality reflection. I like how...

That's an Escher quality reflection. I like how the canyon is just barely visible - being hinted at.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I used to date a lady whose sense of thirst just...

I used to date a lady whose sense of thirst just didn't work at all. I don't know how that's possible, evening would roll around and she's realize the only thing she drank all day was a cup of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If I drink too much water on Thursday (by getting...

If I drink too much water on Thursday (by getting dehydrated in the morning and then overcompensating in response to endless thirst) I'll still be peeing too much on Saturday.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,874
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's a trail here called Granite Mountain...

There's a trail here called Granite Mountain Potholes (https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/granite-mountain-potholes) that takes you to little puddles like noisebeam showed, plus a view. In the...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,874
Posted By Seattle Forrest

15 years drinking from the cleanest creeks, and...

15 years drinking from the cleanest creeks, and I'm healthier than most people I know. I know what I'm doing. 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's not new project, I've been doing this for 2...

It's not new project, I've been doing this for 2 or 3 years. With road rims. Apparently I'm getting old enough that it's hard to remember this stuff. It's annoying that my tire selection is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been riding hookless road rims for years....

I've been riding hookless road rims for years. I've only died 3 times from it. 🙃
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,874
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Sometimes I drink directly out of creeks. That's...

Sometimes I drink directly out of creeks. That's the best water, especially when it's coming right out of the snow.

Glacier water is beautiful to look at, but if you filter it first it'll clog...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This isn't true at all. You have to bolt your...

This isn't true at all. You have to bolt your arms to the bars, you can't even get off the bike without surgery.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That makes perfect sense. Thanks! 🙂

That makes perfect sense. Thanks! 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Seattle occasionally gets up to about 105,...

Seattle occasionally gets up to about 105, usually a few days at a time, a free times per summer. (I don't know if we've cracked 90 this year.) Several things have to come together for this. It's...
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I set up my phone's fingerprint reader not long...

I set up my phone's fingerprint reader not long after I got it, it's never been able to recognize me since. I was disappointed to see that was the first, default option. But the others work.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,214
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Huge improvement in looks! :thumb:

Huge improvement in looks! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Is this only true in low humidity environments?...

Is this only true in low humidity environments? I've suspected the bold text for years based on my own experience. Never in as much humidity as an east coast summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Well, the (rotating) rims are lighter, and more...

Well, the (rotating) rims are lighter, and more impact resistant without hooks. Not having them frees up internal width, ballooning your tires which improves ride quality without a weight penalty.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Yeah there's been construction going on for a...

Yeah there's been construction going on for a year. But the detour takes you through the park, where the crowds are.

It's part of my lunch loop, I just got back. I'll probably ride south towards...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Gravel is a subset of road. I mean we're talking...

Gravel is a subset of road. I mean we're talking about gravel roads, and drop bar bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Seattle folks: hempfest is coming up

You probably have routes that go through Myrtle Edwards Park. Best to ride alternates until a couple days after the event finishes. Don't even try to drive through Queen Anne.

I'm guessing it's...
08-14-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Thanks everybody for the advice and...

Thanks everybody for the advice and recommendations! 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,188
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I really enjoy riding in different places and...

I really enjoy riding in different places and great scenery. Traveling to ride is worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I travel within my region a lot for cycling, I...

I travel within my region a lot for cycling, I didn't grow up here and I'm still enamored with the place. Usually I'll either bring my own bike, or rent an MTB for something different.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The stuff we put up with for our fur babies! ...

The stuff we put up with for our fur babies!

Parsley has always been fascinated by static electricity, in an old apartment then we had carpeting and I had medal SPDs, she would walk across the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I wrote code for 9 years for a company whose...

I wrote code for 9 years for a company whose reason for existing was breast cancer. One thing that experience taught me in a concrete way:

All of the research has reduced the mortality of many...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,979
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I was thinking the same thing. Experiment with...

I was thinking the same thing. Experiment with them before the day, see how you respond.

They'll keep the sun off of you, help with evaporative cooling, and they'll trap the sweat that would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Incredibly meaningful.

Incredibly meaningful.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You get used to it

I'm having some work done, the shop was gracious enough to send me out on a loaner bike. It's amazing how different it feels.

After 2 years riding only Di2, real shift levers feel like you could...
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