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08-11-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,281
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm sure she did. In this pathetic "cancel...

I'm sure she did. In this pathetic "cancel culture" era, it's people's opportunity to lash out and yet be "covered" for doing so. A lot of folks feel the opportunity's ripe for picking, doing that...
08-11-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,281
Posted By Clyde1820

I just loved the school administration's replies...

I just loved the school administration's replies about the photo. Weaseling around like they "can't control" use of masks, maintenance of space, and so on.

The young lady did everyone a service...
08-11-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By Clyde1820

How about starting out with The Zone thing? ...

How about starting out with The Zone thing? It'll get you started with something roughly reasonable, in terms of proportions, will give you a simple guidepost for measuring amounts of the...
08-10-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 118,703
Posted By Clyde1820

Those are some great wheels and parts. I'm...

Those are some great wheels and parts.

I'm also looking forward to pics. [/quote]

Yeah, the wheelset should be pretty great.

Had a wheelset built based on the Velocity Dyad and Shimano Deore...
08-10-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By Clyde1820

I hope a viable, easily-produced "home" test kit...

I hope a viable, easily-produced "home" test kit gets created in mass numbers, soon. Without it, without simple and quick verification at home, I suspect that any test requiring lab involvement will...
08-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 407
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in the day, we used that technique to speed...

Back in the day, we used that technique to speed recovery with our performance middle-distance running regimen. Very hard training days were usually followed with much-slower runs and non-running...
08-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By Clyde1820

I'd think it's an important measure, overall,...

I'd think it's an important measure, overall, strongly suggestive of whether there are more "out there" yet to be tested.

Are we catching most of the carriers and "super-spreaders"? Not in the...
08-09-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,375
Views: 1,898,137
Posted By Clyde1820

Very nicely done. Back in '89 or so, I...

Very nicely done.

Back in '89 or so, I almost picked one up. Browsed around a really great, small dealer's floor stock ... and there it was. About 2" too big for me, though. But, dang! if that...
08-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57,587
Views: 8,374,546
Posted By Clyde1820

Bridgestone MB-1, 18in, $280 -- Louisville KY area

Mountain Bike - Bridgestone MB-1, $280 (https://louisville.craigslist.org/bik/d/harrods-creek-mountain-bike-bridgestone/7173145324.html) @ CraigsList, Louisville KY area.


Bridgestone MB-1...
08-09-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Clyde1820

Simple and clean, from here. Nicely done.

Simple and clean, from here. Nicely done.
08-08-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 407
Posted By Clyde1820

To be clear: you're doing "fastest" sprints four...

To be clear: you're doing "fastest" sprints four days in a row, and half those days you're feeling "weak" or "clunky"?

The longer-term stamina at a given level of performance is one of the things...
08-08-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By Clyde1820

^ Messy set of questions, to be sure. Makes...

^ Messy set of questions, to be sure.

Makes one appreciate a fairly rigorous, "approved" process for development, trials, evaluation.
08-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,635
Posted By Clyde1820

Back when I was running hard, years ago, I often...

Back when I was running hard, years ago, I often trained with a guy like that. He was darned good, at the collegiate level. I could never touch him in a race, but could with much of the training. ...
08-08-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 118,703
Posted By Clyde1820

Trek 970 ZX, mid-90s -- upright

Putting a mid-90s vintage Trek 970 into shape as an upright "town" bike. Correcting some old issues, replacing some old/damaged parts.

Looking forward to it, when complete. Still awaiting some...
08-07-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,504
Posted By Clyde1820

I, too, use a headlight on "flasher" mode during...

I, too, use a headlight on "flasher" mode during the daytime.

In my own experience seeing other approaching cyclists, whether walking, riding or driving in a car (often on two-lane roads [one lane...
08-05-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,635
Posted By Clyde1820

Not bad, no. A great example of how short-term...

Not bad, no. A great example of how short-term gains can work.

As others have pointed out, though, at a given level of "harshness" of training, at some point the body tells us it's had enough and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 955
Posted By Clyde1820

Best recipe I've ever found for getting...

Best recipe I've ever found for getting "comfortable" again with a sport that has inherent risks: keep doing it, though with added precautions. In the "practice makes perfect" sense.

Have fallen...
08-02-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By Clyde1820

I've never had a classic or valuable vintage...

I've never had a classic or valuable vintage bike, but generally I do this: make the swap-over, but keep the remaining parts for a good year until I'm fully satisfied I'll never, ever be going back....
08-01-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,770
Posted By Clyde1820

So long as travel speeds on roadways are vastly...

So long as travel speeds on roadways are vastly different between automobiles and bikes, I have a hard time seeing how the distinction could be eliminated.

On certain roads, and when groups (of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,819
Posted By Clyde1820

Sorry to hear about the crash. Have tangled with...

Sorry to hear about the crash. Have tangled with a squirrel while riding along, a time or two, but never (yet) a racoon.

Have had a couple of concussions, as an adult. What you're describing...
08-01-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,357
Posted By Clyde1820

If "progress" actually translated into marked...

If "progress" actually translated into marked improvement in practice for a given person, then that would be something. It depends, though.

But, for many, who simply don't run on the raggedy edge...
08-01-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,357
Posted By Clyde1820

I, too, prefer rim brakes. Have had canti,...

I, too, prefer rim brakes. Have had canti, v-brake, disc. Not many of each, but enough to appreciate the mix of adjustability, low noise, ease of maintenance, lower cost.

Could be swayed, I...
07-29-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By Clyde1820

As others have said: whether you chalk it up to...

As others have said: whether you chalk it up to evolution, or a protection mechanism, or simply the body's "recharging" mode ... recovery needs to occur before we're top-notch again.

Back in the...
Forum: Introductions
07-29-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Clyde1820

Glad to have you aboard. Well, that's a...

Glad to have you aboard.

Well, that's a section of America that is fairly remote. Lived in the region for years, myself. Loved heading around Hwys 3/96/299/36, the Happy Camp area, the road...
07-28-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Clyde1820

Good to see that some changes seemingly resulted...

Good to see that some changes seemingly resulted in good improvement.

Not really a problem, per se, to exercise hard in heat. You just need to be extremely focused on sufficient prep, sufficient...
07-27-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By Clyde1820

I find them roughly equivalent to the concept of...

I find them roughly equivalent to the concept of massage. In the "out with the bad blood / in with the good" sense.

Of course, everyone's musculature and location of aches differs, so people will...
07-27-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By Clyde1820

We "lab rats"? :foo: "Leslie Grove"...

We "lab rats"? :foo:

"Leslie Grove" dermatology ... pharmacy? Not a lot of Leslie Grove entities out there, or people listed in a variety of searches.

Leslie Groves, General during WWII,...
07-26-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,176
Posted By Clyde1820

I suspect having 100 different labs around the...

I suspect having 100 different labs around the world going "all in" on the effort is likely to bring greater results sooner, on this. Given the distributed expertise globally, and genome...
07-26-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,635
Posted By Clyde1820

Varying intensity throughout a ride can yield...

Varying intensity throughout a ride can yield some great benefits, generally speaking. As others have suggested, you can also vary the rides and routes.

Back in the day, my distance running...
07-22-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Clyde1820

A 4:30-5:00am start, for me, is frequent. ...

A 4:30-5:00am start, for me, is frequent. Particularly in the heat, it's a good way to avoid the nastiest part of the day. Far fewer people on the road, though there are critters all over the...
07-21-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,482
Posted By Clyde1820

The "calling" to aid those in distress. Which...

The "calling" to aid those in distress. Which will be hear long, long after this initial "novel" period over COVID is done.

Not that COVID is the end-all, be-all of healthcare as an industry. ...
07-19-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, can't help you there. Easy enough to...

Well, can't help you there.

Easy enough to stock up on: next grocery run, pick up one pack of those "rice" cake thingies, and a big jar of creamy peanut butter, along with a big bag of frozen...
07-19-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clyde1820

A couple of things I often do: One...

A couple of things I often do:

One puffed-rice cake with a little bit of peanut butter slathered over one side, with a strawberry (sliced) or blueberries. A bit over 50cal, but very tasty. Fats,...
07-18-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,281
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm assuming a very high percentage, if not all...

I'm assuming a very high percentage, if not all (as determined by an antibodies test).

Schools being what they are, a solid percentage of kids won't cope with being told to use iron-clad PPE...
07-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,582
Posted By Clyde1820

They've already become a meme factory. A...

They've already become a meme factory. A well-earned distinction, in their case.

Likely to get worse, as you point out.

Well, there are worse things than yet another reason to disregard...
07-15-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,923
Posted By Clyde1820

I hate it when that happens. Leaves you...

I hate it when that happens. Leaves you completely dangling.

One of the things that frosts many people (shop owners, mfrs, friends) about me is that I try to gather all that stuff prior to any...
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7,914
Views: 1,449,410
Posted By Clyde1820

I've never thought much of the Montreal, mostly...

I've never thought much of the Montreal, mostly due to most folks not keeping them in pristine shape.

But, that one is a beauty! Love the color, and the condition. Clearly owned by someone who...
07-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, I think so. I was one. Hated the...

Yes, I think so.

I was one.

Hated the pain just like most people, of course, and the training for it was tougher. But at least in my case it turned out my shorter stature and more-powerful...
07-12-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Clyde1820

Doesn't sound like a lot of fluids, there. ...

Doesn't sound like a lot of fluids, there. Certainly not for a hard effort and/or an effort in the heat.

Back in the day, when I ran hard distances, over the course of the last couple hours...
07-12-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By Clyde1820

Some guesses ... How much had you been...

Some guesses ...

How much had you been drinking in the ~8hrs prior to this ride?

Temperatures and hard effort can be killers, if not really well hydrated. Even if one has sufficient fuel from...
07-11-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,114
Posted By Clyde1820

An important point. There's being alive. ...

An important point.

There's being alive. And then, there's actually living.

Many have found the truth of the distinction, lately, given how much more time for reflection many folks have had...
07-11-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,363
Posted By Clyde1820

Those look pretty decent. I might try making...

Those look pretty decent.

I might try making up a batch ... with some savory/herb filling. Yum.
07-10-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 6,114
Posted By Clyde1820

Started doing DIY cuts, myself. Working out...

Started doing DIY cuts, myself. Working out fine. And it's already paid for itself, skipping the amount of time involved. (Uh, and ignoring that little [well, okay: rather large] divot I took out,...
07-09-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Clyde1820

On a bike's brake rotor? Wouldn't surprise me...

On a bike's brake rotor? Wouldn't surprise me those screws were grossly undersized given the torque they were to require. (Which wouldn't be a leap, on an application where weight means...
07-09-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,829
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Always thought two things: 1. ...

^ This.

Always thought two things:

1. Torx is better at avoiding "cam-out" (fouling the heads' threads) than Phillips.

2. Mfrs, generally speaking, seem to under-spec the size of the bolt...
07-08-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Clyde1820

Obeast In the late '90s, Jamis...

Obeast

In the late '90s, Jamis (https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/catalog_archive.html) began making the Dragon mountain bike in Reynolds 853 steel with very good components. In the ~1999-2004...
07-08-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,097
Posted By Clyde1820

Could easily have been simple supply+demand...

Could easily have been simple supply+demand realities, too. At a time when hundreds of millions of masks were being snapped up by people globally, "healthcare" was facing tight supply. Only two...
07-08-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By Clyde1820

Schwalbe Tube Finder search tool...

Schwalbe Tube Finder search tool (https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/tubes/finder) @ SchwalbeTires.

From the search list, here are four that might suit:
.P/N = 1042-7363 -- SV 15 60mm; 700...
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By Clyde1820

1. Being already well-hydrated prior to the...

1. Being already well-hydrated prior to the effort. (Starting the night before.)

2. Having plenty of liquids (including electrolytes) along the way, at an intake far greater than my "usual"...
07-07-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Clyde1820

High-profile, high-contact role, and taking few...

High-profile, high-contact role, and taking few precautions. Was probably inevitable.

Of course, contraction <> illness.

So, we'll see if the "See, I told ya so" crowd (globally) will be...
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