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Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,524
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How do you power that in the wilderness when you...

How do you power that in the wilderness when you had to hike 15 miles from the nearest road?

I guess why is a better question than how.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Wait, the classic ones are worth two punches? I...

Wait, the classic ones are worth two punches? I need to go beat the crap out of my buddy for all the years he's been getting off easy.
10-22-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Sorry, one more thing. There's really no value in...

Sorry, one more thing. There's really no value in knowing your L/R balance unless you're recovering from an injury. We all have some kind of imbalance for various reasons, it's natural, and you're...
10-22-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I waited for years for an SPD power meter,...

I waited for years for an SPD power meter, finally gave up 5+ years ago, there still isn't one. SRM is reportedly making one sometime, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Most people say power2max is...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 801
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If it's about technology, I bet most people over...

If it's about technology, I bet most people over 50 do.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Don't tell them that, everyone will want to move...

Don't tell them that, everyone will want to move here!

I asked this kid how long it's been raining, he answered "I can't say; I'm only 17 years old."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Thanks for the news, FlashBazbo! I'm curious...

Thanks for the news, FlashBazbo!

I'm curious what you're going to do in the end. Do you feel like power is important on a gravel bike? I do, personally, but it seems like I have some weird ideas...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Not my pic, but it's the most useful one I could...

Not my pic, but it's the most useful one I could find quickly.

It's the back of the cleat that engages the pedal. There's a small gap between the shoe and this part of the cleat. Clip out and put...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Only 6800, probably not available for SPD right? ...

Only 6800, probably not available for SPD right? Keo cleats are awful in mud. I bought the bike to be able to ride dirt roads when the pavement runs out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I didn't realize you could convert Vectors. ...

I didn't realize you could convert Vectors.

I've been using V2s for years, always with Keo cleats. Not "compatible" ones, no one stocks Garmin cleats, I buy the gray ones at LBS. Never had an...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Country music = farm emo?

She took my dog and my pickup truck when she left, and god damn I miss that dog!

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's how I intimidate them.

That's how I intimidate them.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

For what it's worth, the warmest light weight...

For what it's worth, the warmest light weight puffy seems to be one from a British company called Crux (https://www.jackson-sports.com/Mobile/en/Crux-Womens-Halo-Jacket/m-m-10454.aspx). Women's...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Patagucci was treating down with some kind of...

Patagucci was treating down with some kind of electrical process for a little while. They only ever made one jacket with it.

It sounds like hydrophobic down isn't the way to go.
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 801
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It means you think someone is old.

It means you think someone is old.
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I thought it gets cold in Texas?

I thought it gets cold in Texas?
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Environmental impact are bad. I don't think the...

Environmental impact are bad. I don't think the progress you describe is what's applied to down, "feathers" are different enough from engineered fabrics that you need a different approach. One of...
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Thanks. That's pretty much what I expected, and...

Thanks. That's pretty much what I expected, and what most (but not all) of the people in the BPL thread had to say too.
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By Seattle Forrest

He didn't think it was funny at all. One day...

He didn't think it was funny at all.

One day he came in wearing flip flops and hot pink toe nail polish. Said he's color blind but people kept looking at his feet and laughing, asked what's up. ...
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By Seattle Forrest

What's the verdict on water resistant down?

A friend of mine needs a puffy, and asked me for advice about this. I've never had dwr down anything, but I told her I'd ask around. It's been on the market for years, maybe someone in here has...
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I worked with a guy who was an alcoholic once. ...

I worked with a guy who was an alcoholic once. He asked us to guess what his favorite Tool song was, thinking Sober was obvious and funny.

I said Prison Sex?
Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 775
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Yesterday I had to drive up to 4,000' to escape...

Yesterday I had to drive up to 4,000' to escape the rain.

I lost the trail, it was buried under too much snow to follow, so I walked down to the road and hoofed it back to the car. Somebody...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Replace the chain with the cassette. Sorry...

Replace the chain with the cassette.

Sorry that's not the advice you're looking for, I can't say anything on that front. But it's still good advice if the chain has many miles on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 19,090
Posted By Seattle Forrest

With classy bar tape, and enough wire to strangle...

With classy bar tape, and enough wire to strangle a pedestrian.

I asked if there was some kind of rule about eBikes needing to have flat bars and this was the response. I said I was going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 19,090
Posted By Seattle Forrest

All joking aside, going full throttle (get it? I...

All joking aside, going full throttle (get it? I kill myself!) all the time is a recipe for plateauing below your potential. You need a variety of intensity, low/mid grade miles, and rest. Top end...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 19,090
Posted By Seattle Forrest

https://electricfatbike.files.wordpress.com/2015/1...

https://electricfatbike.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/mg_2292.jpg

https://electricfatbike.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/mg_2290.jpg

:twitchy:
10-21-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's still gold at Ingalls Pass in the...

There's still gold at Ingalls Pass in the Teanaway. They were covered in snow on Saturday, the trail went through about 8" on the way up to the pass. But there's a warm front passing through that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,050
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I tried tubulars with an open mind (everybody...

I tried tubulars with an open mind (everybody kept telling me they were the bee's knees) and it was a mistake.

People are talking about cost in this thread because that's important to DaveLeeNC.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,050
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Having LBS do the glueing will save you a lot of...

Having LBS do the glueing will save you a lot of headache. But flats can be very expensive. That Light Bicycle thread makes Chinese carbon hoops sound pretty attractive. Food for thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Strava will stop allowing sensors (heart rate,...

Strava will stop allowing sensors (heart rate, power) in about a week. Sounds like RWGPS has that feature. There might be an incentive very soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By Seattle Forrest

:thumb: Thanks for visiting and updating us....

:thumb:

Thanks for visiting and updating us.

I think this is the link you were alluding to: https://ridewithgps.com/app/mobile_route_planner
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 422
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Tweezers are a good idea. Wish I'd thought of...

Tweezers are a good idea. Wish I'd thought of that back when I used to get flats - the tube era. :innocent:
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,327
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I spent five hours hiking in falling snow today. ...

I spent five hours hiking in falling snow today. More than a foot on the ground on the Enchantments side of Ingalls Pass. Snow telemetry says three feet on Mount Baker as low as 5k! (I hiked to...
Forum: Foo
10-19-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 422
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Like selling water in the desert!

Like selling water in the desert!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My guess is they don't have the expertise on...

My guess is they don't have the expertise on staff to do it in Android and iOS, or the revenue to hire for this.

Garmin's mobile app can do route planning, automatic or manual. Which shows that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Garmins that have maps built into the device...

Garmins that have maps built into the device (Fenix watches, Edge 800 and 1000 lines) can do this without a phone. You just touch the map screen where you want to navigate to, or use the back to...
10-19-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 886
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Does Ride With GPS have an iPhone version? ...

Does Ride With GPS have an iPhone version?

Post 6. (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1186042-what-about-ride-gps.html#post21170268)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,058
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Backcountry, or places like Snoq and Stevens? If...

Backcountry, or places like Snoq and Stevens? If BC, there's 8 inches of powder on the S side of Ingalls Pass, more than a foot on the N. As of hours ago; it's still coming down. Telemetry shows...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,183
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: 51
Views: 2,000
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: 6
Views: 159
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: 15
Views: 561
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: 19
Views: 452
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: 12
Views: 501
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: 1,747
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: 1,747
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: 64
Views: 3,058
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: 31
Views: 775
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: 10
Views: 289
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: 24
Views: 1,102
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.
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