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Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By terrymorse

Thanks, I'll go with a 2oz bottle to start with....

Thanks, I'll go with a 2oz bottle to start with. Trying Slime at first, since it reportedly is more stable over time than the latex sealants. We'll see.

I found this 2oz squeeze bottle with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By terrymorse

Emergency Puncture Repair with Sealant

Does anyone know of a sealant-based puncture repair kit that's compact enough fit in a small saddle bag? Something you can use to fix a puncture long enough to get you home?

I really could have...
10-20-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By terrymorse

That's great, congratulations on your...

That's great, congratulations on your improvement.

You're on the steep part of the fitness curve now, where improvements come quickly. Eventually, that curve will start to flatten out, and...
10-20-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

That left tire track is also nice because debris...

That left tire track is also nice because debris there gets swept constantly by car tires, so you're less likely to slip out on junk there.
10-20-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

It takes two to argue. As long as you keep...

It takes two to argue. As long as you keep throwing softballs, I'll keep knocking them out of the park. :)



Further nonsense. You conveniently ignore the probability of an emergency event. This...
10-20-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By terrymorse

My business used to rent lots of road bikes with...

My business used to rent lots of road bikes with an upgrade option to Reynolds carbon wheels. No rider weight limit.

The only failure we ever had on those wheels was from excessive heat due to...
10-20-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Are you just arguing to hear yourself type now?...

Are you just arguing to hear yourself type now? Any experience rider intuitively knows when conditions make emergency braking more likely. Approaching blind driveways, descending in the dark, to name...
10-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Semantic nit picking, congratulations. It's...

Semantic nit picking, congratulations. It's obvious to any sensible person that my general statement "braking in the drops" meant morse specifically "braking in the hooks".



I'm not astounded...
10-19-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Using the drops also requires an increased hip...

Using the drops also requires an increased hip flexion angle, which may be difficult for people who can't touch their toes.

On the topic of muscle engagement, I found this cool infographic. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By terrymorse

I've been using the route planner for about 10...

I've been using the route planner for about 10 years. It's the best one I've found.

I download routes to my Garmin Edge 830, or sometimes I use the RWGPS iPhone app's voice directions. I put the...
10-19-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Incorrect. I did not state that drops are...

Incorrect. I did not state that drops are "preferred for slow to moderate speeds". I stated a list of scenarios in which drops are beneficial, scenarios which may occur at any range of speeds.


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10-19-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,358
Posted By terrymorse

I second the advice to tilt the saddle up,...

I second the advice to tilt the saddle up, especially since the raised handlebars now give you an upright position (with more weight on the saddle).

At the least, the nose of the saddle ought to...
10-19-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

I disagree. Given the known fact that braking is...

I disagree. Given the known fact that braking is more effective from the drops, it's clear that it is the preferred position for emergency braking.



What's the matter, is there something wrong...
10-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Of course not. I ride in the drops whenever it's...

Of course not. I ride in the drops whenever it's likely I may need to emergency brake.

Like the other night. I was coasting down a straight 6% grade in a residential neighborhood with good...
10-19-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Your presumption is that technical descents are...

Your presumption is that technical descents are the only situation that warrants the use of drops. I don't think that's the only situation. Off the top of my head, here are some others:

emergency...
Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,396
Posted By terrymorse

Woohoo! I never win anything.

Woohoo! I never win anything.
10-18-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

I think you're right, I seem to remember the...

I think you're right, I seem to remember the same. Like this one:

Pro Tips: How to Descend on a Road Bike - bikeexchange.com (https://www.bikeexchange.com/blog/how-to-descend-road-bike)

In...
10-18-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

The counter to that is... "because I'm...

The counter to that is... "because I'm comfortable using what experts consider poor technique, I don't agree with the experts."
10-18-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By terrymorse

My Apple Watch samples heart rate throughout the...

My Apple Watch samples heart rate throughout the day automatically. The stats show up on the iPhone Health app:
...
10-18-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By terrymorse

+1. I'm using the Cygolite Metro 550. It's very...

+1. I'm using the Cygolite Metro 550. It's very bright in flash mode. The "550" refers to the lumens.

This model was replaced by Metro Plus 650 (https://cygolite.com/product/metro-plus-650-usb/)...
10-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Hmm. Let's recap. YOU: Here's a photo of a...

Hmm. Let's recap.

YOU: Here's a photo of a bike with poorly adjusted drop bars, note that the rider can't brake from the drops.

ME: Of course he can't, the bars are poorly adjusted.

YOU: You...
10-17-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Please notice that the dude has rotated his bars...

Please notice that the dude has rotated his bars upwards to get a higher hand position, and it's that rotation that has made braking from the drops difficult.

That's not the way to get a higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By terrymorse

I started doing sunset rides last week. I...

I started doing sunset rides last week.

I like the change. Far fewer cars on the road. However, I almost hit a deer on Wednesday. It moved just in time to let me squeeze behind it.

Heeding...
10-17-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 794
Posted By terrymorse

The only devices that support Strava Beacon are...

The only devices that support Strava Beacon are made by Garmin (https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/206491104-Strava-Beacon-Compatible-Devices), as far as I can find. No iPhone apps appear...
10-16-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By terrymorse

When I have to climb something steep and slick, I...

When I have to climb something steep and slick, I concentrate on spinning circles at a fairly high cadence. Staying in the saddle, of course.

That usually works.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,767
Posted By terrymorse

coleman Valley is steep but not very long....

coleman Valley is steep but not very long. Beautiful views of the ocean.

Kings Ridge, Fort Ross, Meyers Grade, Sweetwater Springs are nearby climbs that are tougher.

The roads around the...
10-16-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Precisely. Comfort (or lack thereof) is a direct...

Precisely. Comfort (or lack thereof) is a direct result of fitting. Which is why I wrote above:

"Barring some physical abnormality, drops are comfortable on a properly fitted bike."
10-16-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Not sure to which poster you are referring, but...

Not sure to which poster you are referring, but let me be clear:

Control of flat bars vs hooks of drop bars is roughly equivalent, although it is easier to get your upper torso lower when using...
10-16-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

False, I did not write that. Yes, city bikes...

False, I did not write that.

Yes, city bikes are designed for the needs of casual riders who travel slowly in the city. They are used by other riders for other purposes, but that is not the design...
10-16-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

FX3 is a road bike with flat bars.

FX3 is a road bike with flat bars.
10-16-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

I didn't make the claim that a road bike is...

I didn't make the claim that a road bike is adaptable. That claim was made by another, above, about a city bike.

Yet no matter what "adaptations" you do to a city bike, it will not perform like a...
10-16-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Exactly. Which is why the claim that a city bike...

Exactly. Which is why the claim that a city bike is "adaptable" (made above) is ludicrous.
10-16-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Take a city bike down a steep, technical descent...

Take a city bike down a steep, technical descent and make note of how "adaptable" they are.
10-16-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Good idea. As everyone knows, full suspension...

Good idea. As everyone knows, full suspension downhill bikes are designed for casual urban cyclists going slowly.

/sarcasm
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By terrymorse

Hmm. Do you know which part of it failed? ...

Hmm. Do you know which part of it failed?

I've been using one of those Genuine Innovations AirChucks (https://www.genuineinnovations.com/products/air-chuck-co2-bike-tire-inflator) for at least 10...
10-16-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By terrymorse

I think at 4'8", he's looking at a 24" wheel...

I think at 4'8", he's looking at a 24" wheel size. He might be able to squeeze onto an extra small women's 26" hybrid, but that would be a stretch.

The Cannondale Quick 24...
10-16-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, a strong rider can get an upright city bike...

Yes, a strong rider can get an upright city bike to go fairly quickly.

That does not change the fact that they are designed for casual riders who ride slowly.
10-16-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 39,631
Posted By terrymorse

An upright city bike is shaped to accommodate the...

An upright city bike is shaped to accommodate the casual, non-athletic rider, traveling at a slow speed.
10-15-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 896
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: 32
Views: 896
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: 32
Views: 896
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: 7,525
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: 52
Views: 1,124
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: 17
Views: 619
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: 683
Views: 39,631
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: 327
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: 643
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: 683
Views: 39,631
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: 683
Views: 39,631
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: 683
Views: 39,631
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.
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