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10-15-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 502
Posted By terrymorse

I mounted a Lowepro Rezo 15 case to hold a Canon...

I mounted a Lowepro Rezo 15 case to hold a Canon PowerShot S90. Lowepro makes several sizes that hold point-and-shoot cameras.
...
10-15-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 502
Posted By terrymorse

There's also a shortcut that opens the Camera app...

There's also a shortcut that opens the Camera app from the lock screen. Just swipe left (http://www.tapsmart.com/tips-and-tricks/guide-how-to-open-the-camera-from-the-iphone-lock-screen-ios-10/).
10-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 502
Posted By terrymorse

I carried a Canon PowerShot S90 on my bike for...

I carried a Canon PowerShot S90 on my bike for years, storing it in a case on my handlebars. With one hand, I could pull it out out of the case, take a shot, and put it back in the case. Very fast to...
10-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,354
Posted By terrymorse

Since the OP appears to have just started riding...

Since the OP appears to have just started riding recently, his knee pain/burning may simply caused by a strength or flexibility imbalance in his leg muscles. It's a very common problem. This type of...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 809
Posted By terrymorse

Ha, the old newspaper trick! I still stuff them...

Ha, the old newspaper trick! I still stuff them in the front of my jersey before descending Mt. Hamilton. The first 2000 feet can be really chilly. Newspaper is getting harder to find in the trash,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By terrymorse

According to bicyclerollingresistance.com...

According to bicyclerollingresistance.com (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews?maxweight=401&max=13&min=10&minpr=7), the Grand Prix 4000S II has a sidewall thickness of 0.55 mm...
10-13-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,235
Posted By terrymorse

Neither of those statements is true. Barring...

Neither of those statements is true.

Barring some physical abnormality, drops are comfortable on a properly fitted bike.
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By terrymorse

When I was running my bike tour company, we...

When I was running my bike tour company, we operated a hilly tour in the region north of San Francisco.

It could be done as a credit card tour. Here's the daily itinerary:

Stage 1: Mill...
10-12-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By terrymorse

Congratulations, track standing is a nifty skill....

Congratulations, track standing is a nifty skill.

The being said, my only fall of 2019 (so far) was while attempting a track stand. I didn't notice that my chain had dropped, until it was too late...
10-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,235
Posted By terrymorse

"they should ride just like you" = further...

"they should ride just like you" = further hyperbole.

My "campaign" is to encourage cyclist to learn and practice time-tested skills. Born from spending too much time in emergency rooms and urgent...
10-11-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,235
Posted By terrymorse

Thank you for injecting absurd hyperbole into a...

Thank you for injecting absurd hyperbole into a serious discussion.
10-11-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,235
Posted By terrymorse

What you are missing is that any cyclist can find...

What you are missing is that any cyclist can find themselves in a situation that warrants the hands-on-hooks position.
10-11-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By terrymorse

Carbon is extremely strong. Changing to a...

Carbon is extremely strong. Changing to a different material won't improve the durability of your fork.

Also, the notion that carbon parts snap without warning is mostly a myth. Like metal...
10-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By terrymorse

My sit bones never get sore, no matter the length...

My sit bones never get sore, no matter the length of the ride.

I attribute that partly to getting out of the saddle and standing on the pedals every few minutes.
10-11-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 34,235
Posted By terrymorse

As long as youíre able to use all the positions,...

As long as youíre able to use all the positions, preferring one for most of the time is fine.

But if you never use the hooks, you wonít be able to access them when the conditions warrant.
Forum: Introductions
10-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By terrymorse

Welcome from the Bay Area. Keep on riding!

Welcome from the Bay Area. Keep on riding!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,772
Posted By terrymorse

12 months of cycling in the SF Bay Area. The...

12 months of cycling in the SF Bay Area. The worst we have to contend with is the occasional hard rain.
10-09-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By terrymorse

At the end of a long ride away from home, I...

At the end of a long ride away from home, I usually purchase one Odwalla Chocolate Protein (https://www.odwalla.com/products/proteins/chocolate-protein).

It's available in most stores, so it's a...
10-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By terrymorse

This is why I don't like coated cables or...

This is why I don't like coated cables or housings. The coating always comes off.

I only use high quality, uncoated and un-lubricated, cables and housing. Stainless only.
10-06-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,203
Posted By terrymorse

Ha! I have to start looking at the dates on...

Ha! I have to start looking at the dates on threads.
10-06-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,203
Posted By terrymorse

Doubtful. Italian threads are rare these days. ...

Doubtful. Italian threads are rare these days.

FSA has a bottom bracket compatibility chart for their cranks. Here's the section that shows 68mm English threaded shells and MEGA EXO cranks:
...
10-05-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,128
Posted By terrymorse

What? Some explanation of how these things might...

What? Some explanation of how these things might affect the cadence vs speed relationship, please. How small is "small"?
10-05-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By terrymorse

True. But a plug that has been pulled up...

True. But a plug that has been pulled up accidentally will be an annoyance when you find the need to adjust the preload in the future. Until you notice that the plug needs repositioning and...
10-04-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,254
Posted By terrymorse

I have cold hands and have tried just about every...

I have cold hands and have tried just about every combination of gloves over the years. I have a drawer full of different types of gloves.

My best results have been when layering:

First layer:...
10-04-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By terrymorse

I've ridden the sections between Highway 89...

I've ridden the sections between Highway 89 (Monitor Pass) and Bishop a few times.

It's a decent road surface with a shoulder, not the most exciting of rides. It can be hot or windy, or both.
...
10-03-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By terrymorse

Trinity Road is a beast of a climb. I'd only...

Trinity Road is a beast of a climb. I'd only recommend that for serious climbers.

Something less beastly is the Valley of the Moon ride (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15292265), which starts and...
Forum: Foo
10-03-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 799
Posted By terrymorse

The UPS Store has a luggage shipping service: ...

The UPS Store has a luggage shipping service:

Pack and Ship Luggage (https://www.theupsstore.com/pack-ship/travel-luggage)

I use one of their small boxes when credit card bike touring. I'll...
10-03-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By terrymorse

Yet, it is bad to over tighten the top cap bolt. ...

Yet, it is bad to over tighten the top cap bolt.

The compression plug that the top cap bolt screws into is held in pace by friction. Torquing the top cap bolt too much will pull out the...
10-03-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By terrymorse

Here you go: "In light of Distracted Driving...

Here you go:

"In light of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, California Highway Patrol along with some help from Redding police, made their presence known on Lake Boulevard in Redding as officers...
10-02-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,432
Posted By terrymorse

Consider a super simplified example -- a pogo...

Consider a super simplified example -- a pogo stick. Bouncing up and down on a pogo stick requires energy.
10-01-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By terrymorse

You could make a cheap and easy do-it-yourself...

You could make a cheap and easy do-it-yourself fork lock out, like this guy did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsUbqn2ZI2c
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,137
Posted By terrymorse

Compared to gearing that won't allow you to make...

Compared to gearing that won't allow you to make the pedals go around, lower gears are infinitely faster. Obviously.

But assuming that you have adequate gearing to climb a hill on both a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,137
Posted By terrymorse

...with ease, but more slowly.

...with ease, but more slowly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By terrymorse

Question: Are women's hands so much smaller than...

Question: Are women's hands so much smaller than men's that women require short-reach brake levers?

Answer: Apparently not.

Hand length-to-height ratio...
09-30-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By terrymorse

I upgraded from a Garmin Edge 810 to an 830, I...

I upgraded from a Garmin Edge 810 to an 830, I like it much more.
09-30-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By terrymorse

Carbon is stronger and longer lasting than steel...

Carbon is stronger and longer lasting than steel or aluminum.

Carbon's weak spot: it doesn't like to be smacked with hard objects or have its tubing crushed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,203
Posted By terrymorse

Well done, I'm glad you had a good week. I also...

Well done, I'm glad you had a good week. I also dug in last week, after a not-so-good week prior, and managed to put in a little over 13 hours.

Those winds on Thursday were quite the nuisance on...
09-29-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By terrymorse

The problem is not your rims. Itís your brake...

The problem is not your rims. Itís your brake pads.

Replace your brake pads with Koolstop salmon pads (http://www.koolstop.com/).
09-28-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By terrymorse

Based on your description, I'd say that 140s is...

Based on your description, I'd say that 140s is your threshold range (or "zone 4"), and that your maximum heart rate is substantially higher than the 140s.

Andy Coggan describes zone 4 (threshold)...
09-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By terrymorse

Nobody's mentioned an undershirt yet, so I will. ...

Nobody's mentioned an undershirt yet, so I will.

I've done several rides that start in the 30s and end anywhere from the 50s to the 100s. If it's below 55 at the start, I'll wear an undershirt.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,137
Posted By terrymorse

Actually, that depends on your perspective. 160 W...

Actually, that depends on your perspective. 160 W is not so little to some of us.

If I average 160 W over a long ride, you can stick a fork in me. I'm cooked.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,137
Posted By terrymorse

For a 150-lb rider putting out moderate power...

For a 150-lb rider putting out moderate power (160 W), a light bike (15 lbs) climbs about 3% faster than a heavy bike (20 lbs).

To a serious climber, 3% is a lot.

I did the Everest Challenge in...
09-27-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By terrymorse

A little wind won't stop me from riding. It's a...

A little wind won't stop me from riding. It's a good workout.

But if they're holding trucks over the passes, I'll stay indoors.

It can become dangerous when the wind really kicks up. More...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,434
Posted By terrymorse

Gibraltar Rd. will be the site of the 2019 Hill...

Gibraltar Rd. will be the site of the 2019 Hill Climb World Championship (https://www.hillclimbworlds.com), on October 19th.

Open to everybody. Still time to sign up.
09-26-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By terrymorse

The Garmin Edge 830 also has this feature, which...

The Garmin Edge 830 also has this feature, which I activated the other day (embarrassingly).

I was about to enter a pedestrian/cyclist underpass, but another cyclist was coming up towards me, so I...
09-26-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By terrymorse

And he was never shy about telling you about your...

And he was never shy about telling you about your faults, in minute detail.

Like the time he joined my So Long to Summer Sierra ride. He didn't follow my carefully chosen route from Jackson to...
09-25-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By terrymorse

Part of the problem is living in Silicon Valley....

Part of the problem is living in Silicon Valley. It's so expensive to live here, doctors can't afford the cost of living.

That's right, doctors can't afford to live here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,203
Posted By terrymorse

1000 kJ is 239 kcal, or 239 Calories. 238...

1000 kJ is 239 kcal, or 239 Calories.

238 Calories/hr is about 4 Calories per minute. Pros can burn over 3 times that rate on a hard ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,203
Posted By terrymorse

No, itís not a good pre-ride breakfast. Itís a...

No, itís not a good pre-ride breakfast. Itís a great pre-ride breakfast. More than 600 calories of mostly carbs, plenty of fiber, and some protein.

My big event breakfast was alway oatmeal, plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By terrymorse

FYI: If you're in the market for new bike...

FYI:

If you're in the market for new bike shoes, leftlanesports.com (https://www.leftlanesports.com/Events.aspx) is having a one-day sale today (24-Sept) on everything on their site. It's 24% off...
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