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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I was going to guess front shifting. What do I...

I was going to guess front shifting. What do I win?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Shimano FDs are absolutely easier to get working...

Shimano FDs are absolutely easier to get working right than SRAM's. That's putting it mildly and politely. I'd elaborate, but it would involve a lot of swearing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,600
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Day 3 of a backpacking trip in the North...

Day 3 of a backpacking trip in the North Cascades, and some hippie was bathing in the one pond we all had to filter out drinking water from. :mad:
07-23-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Sorry to hear about the door prize. If I can't...

Sorry to hear about the door prize. If I can't see inside a parked car, I assume there's someone inside. But even if you do everything right, sometimes the day just has it in for you, luck can be a...
07-22-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The #1...

The #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) drain on a phone battery is the screen.

You can ride without your phone and pay much everything will work. Using BT...
07-22-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I bagged Mount Forgotten on Saturday, did a...

I bagged Mount Forgotten on Saturday, did a recovery ride Sunday in southern Whatcom. :)
07-22-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Do you like marijuana? That will answer the...

Do you like marijuana? That will answer the quality of life question. I'm kidding. Mostly.

I don't know where you're considering moving from. The PNW is rainy, in fact other places rain more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I tried to weaponize an AL bike with disc brakes,...

I tried to weaponize an AL bike with disc brakes, but I just couldn't get it to asplode.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,255
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been eating organic vegetables to get a leg...

I've been eating organic vegetables to get a leg up on everybody eating processed crap, but now they're starting to test for spinach. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 987
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear it. Glad nobody was...

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear it. Glad nobody was killed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Bikes have gotten so expensive, people can't...

Bikes have gotten so expensive, people can't afford two chainrings anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Now, same question about S-Lab.

Now, same question about S-Lab.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is for your wife, right? I'm going to go...

This is for your wife, right? I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume she could not be competitive as a sumo wrestler, based on the fact that she's a female roadie. If my assumption is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,255
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A lot of the e bikes I see are fat bikes. Or...

A lot of the e bikes I see are fat bikes. Or eMTBs. We're talking about tires with 100w more rolling resistance than anything you'd ever consider. Plus bikes with terrible aerodynamics and riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,255
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Hikers like them (but not the price or power...

Hikers like them (but not the price or power limits) for closed and decommissioned roads. The 3 Fingers trail is 15 miles round trip, but the road washed out 8 miles from the trailhead, and nobody...
07-21-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm not a very good cook, so I cheat. I use this...

I'm not a very good cook, so I cheat. I use this curry mix to make Rajasthani style cream sauce, for something like a vegetable masala.

Kitchens of India Paste, Butter Chicken Curry, 3.5-Ounces...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I worked with a guy who told me he had a $3,000...

I worked with a guy who told me he had a $3,000 road bike. He didn't know but learned that I'm into bikes, that's interesting news to me and I want to know more. Well, he paid $1,100 for it at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,600
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Of course. Why wouldn't you? Unless you live in...

Of course. Why wouldn't you? Unless you live in Detroit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,600
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I feel like there are fewer working fountains...

I feel like there are fewer working fountains than 10 years ago, but I don't have any data and could be wrong.
07-21-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My god, you took less than 8 hours! I'm in awe....

My god, you took less than 8 hours! I'm in awe. I'm thinking about a 7 am start and bringing head lamps.

If my Garmin is to be believed, I did 16 miles yesterday and 5,120' of vert. Knees are...
07-19-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Seattle Forrest

GPS is amazing and having a map of where you rode...

GPS is amazing and having a map of where you rode it's really cool. But a speed sensor has value even with GPS. It's more accurate especially when you don't have a clear view of the sky.
07-19-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Vegetarian. Not related to exercise. Works...

Vegetarian. Not related to exercise. Works great. Indian food is delicious. 😀
07-19-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By Seattle Forrest

But it's a different thing to estimate how much...

But it's a different thing to estimate how much power you're using, vs how much you're capable of producing. Even with a direct force power meter it takes some work to nail down your FTP. You're...
07-19-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm not saying don't look at the numbers, I'm...

I'm not saying don't look at the numbers, I'm saying don't take them too seriously for a couple weeks, and don't do any real analysis. Actually I suggested to look at the number and get a feel for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,190
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think so too. If ti is superior to carbon, why...

I think so too. If ti is superior to carbon, why wouldn't you use it for rims and forks?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Proprietary motor...

Proprietary motor (https://newatlas.com/specialized-carbon-turbo-creo-sl-ebike/60658/#gallery).
07-19-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By Seattle Forrest

:thumb: I think the best thing to do when...

:thumb:

I think the best thing to do when you get a power meter is to spend a couple weeks riding as normal and observing the numbers. You're a clever guy and extremely knowledge about cycling,...
07-18-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Seattle Forrest

REI is a great place to buy something like this. ...

REI is a great place to buy something like this.

I had an 800 for almost a decade. The only reason I don't still have it is it got stolen, with the bike. I hope you get as much use out of your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,190
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Should cyclists wave at other cyclists?

Should cyclists wave at other cyclists?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,431
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm not sure which comes first. But I got waved...

I'm not sure which comes first. But I got waved down by an e cyclist on the ship canal trail (through Interlake, south of Ballard) who wanted to know the bike route to where he was going. He said...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,431
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a good friend who's owned a condo right...

I have a good friend who's owned a condo right off Dexter for a couple decades. We hike together. He complains a lot about the traffic problems the bike lanes have created. I remind him that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,431
Posted By Seattle Forrest

But Dexter is a hill, and a block away there's a...

But Dexter is a hill, and a block away there's a flat bike lane by the lake. I mean that one's a cluster**** too if you're a roadie, but if you were a new cyclist, why would you take Dexter unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,720
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Put a piece of tape on the rails to mark the...

Put a piece of tape on the rails to mark the current position before you move the saddle.

That's the second rule of DIY bike fitting. Only change one thing at a time, and mark where it used to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,720
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I can hold 40 mph for half an hour. Agree that...

I can hold 40 mph for half an hour. Agree that it's not easy at all, I have to spend a couple hours riding uphill first!
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Seattle Forrest

He knows who's in charge.

He knows who's in charge.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I bought my Cervelo in lease July or early...

I bought my Cervelo in lease July or early August, two years ago. Di2 for the price of mechanical. Just before the new group and frames came out.
07-18-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Anybody in here done the Enchantments?

I'm planning to day hike the Enchantments this year. I've never won a permit in the lottery and I don't have flexibility to play the in person game.

I'm going in over Aasgard and coming out at...
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been working at home since February. The...

I've been working at home since February. The cats love it.

Bear likes me to throw his treats across the room. He chases them down and pretends to kill them before eating them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Cervelo's "gravel" bike accepts 33 mm tires...

Cervelo's "gravel" bike accepts 33 mm tires without much clearance. I've had it a couple years now. When I rode it up Slate Peak - a monumental effort and seriously crappy dirt road - some people at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,190
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Titanium wheels. Ti is superior to carbon.

Titanium wheels. Ti is superior to carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,190
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I rode rim brakes in the slop here for many...

I rode rim brakes in the slop here for many years. Discs are for sure better, and I can have nice wheels now. To be honest I prefer disc brakes even when it's dry.

But if I had my dream bike in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,720
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Merrell Trail Gloves.

Merrell Trail Gloves.
07-17-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You're getting conflicting advice because there...

You're getting conflicting advice because there isn't a one size fits all, correct approach. Most people who do both go easier with weights during the season and then switch for the winter.
...
Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,816
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Brawndo's got electrolytes, it's what plants...

Brawndo's got electrolytes, it's what plants crave!!

When I sweat a lot, I need to replenish my salt, outside in thirsty forever and feel kind of crappy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,190
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Sometimes pros aim their crashes to send flying...

Sometimes pros aim their crashes to send flying death rotors to take out their competition.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,190
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How are you going to kill people without disc...

How are you going to kill people without disc brakes? Doesn't compute.
07-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,252
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You're replying to a 10 year old post. :rolleyes:

You're replying to a 10 year old post. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,744
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I created a few extra dashboards and have...

I created a few extra dashboards and have customized them heavily. I have it showing gear, goals, my calendar, reports of TSS and other things, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,190
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Every since we legalized marijuana, a lot of...

Every since we legalized marijuana, a lot of people look like the guy holding the frame in that picture.
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,816
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Starting to get into the rock gardens. ...

Starting to get into the rock gardens.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48304721821_3fdf3cbd6d_o_d.jpg

Hidden Lake

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48304837702_c8bd6b1e1f_o_d.jpg

I...
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