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09-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,161
Posted By Clyde1820

Deaths globally, including specifics for the top...

Deaths globally, including specifics for the top eight countries on the list. (From the Johns-Hopkins COVID-19 "dashboard".)

SARS-CoV-2

Infections globally, selected nations, ranked by death...
09-21-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By Clyde1820

Defensive driving has its place. In similar...

Defensive driving has its place. In similar situations where either a) someone's coming rapidly to an intersection and looks like he/she won't be stopping, or b) a cyclist is coming where in my...
09-21-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Clyde1820

Looks like the U.S. NIH Centers for Disease...

Looks like the U.S. NIH Centers for Disease Control are updating their guidance on the use of masks, based on improved understanding of aerosol transmission.


CDC says coronavirus spreads mainly...
09-20-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,626
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, that looks practically normal. Looks like...

Well, that looks practically normal. Looks like summer's over.

But dry.
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 1,462,816
Posted By Clyde1820

Automobili Pininfarina Battista ... A limited run...

Automobili Pininfarina Battista ... A limited run of 150, starting delivery late 2020, ~$2.5M a copy. All electric, carbon chassis and body, 270mi range, zero-to-60mph in 1.8 seconds, zero-to-186mph...
09-20-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Clyde1820

But, hey! Look on the bright side: it's better...

But, hey! Look on the bright side: it's better 'n the nasty DayGlo splatter tie you got back in '99.


You know, with that little thing, I'd want elbow and knee pads. And an opportunity to...
09-20-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Clyde1820

I feel that sort of "cracking" when I...

I feel that sort of "cracking" when I occasionally straighten out the legs. Have had it for as long as I can remember. But it's never encumbered me during exercise. Feels better after the...
09-20-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice-looking Trek 850, there. Not bad for $30,...

Nice-looking Trek 850, there. Not bad for $30, plus a couple of parts.


Here's a link to gear-calculator.com that can show what a comparison between the 48T and 38T chainrings and the 7spd 14-32T...
09-19-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,626
Posted By Clyde1820

If you're looking for folks in the region ... ...

If you're looking for folks in the region ...

On the "Community" drop-down on the forum menu bar, there's "Member List," and that can be searched for "Location." Can run multiple searches ... for...
09-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,566
Posted By Clyde1820

bOsscO , well that's downright beautiful, right...

bOsscO , well that's downright beautiful, right there. Great shade of purple.
09-17-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, that is a group of likely suspects, right...

Well, that is a group of likely suspects, right there.

Enjoy the ride. Sounds like fun.
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Clyde1820

I wonder how it'll affect the annual Monarch...

I wonder how it'll affect the annual Monarch Butterfly migration, as well (which typically begins right about now). I wonder how robust they'll be coming through areas where the smoke's been thick.
09-17-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,030
Posted By Clyde1820

Had a 26' sloop handle a bit like that in a 50kt...

Had a 26' sloop handle a bit like that in a 50kt gale, once. All day long, and all the following night and next morning. 20'+ following seas the next day. A very reefed main and the small fores'l...
09-17-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,030
Posted By Clyde1820

How about the International 14s class. Haven't...

How about the International 14s class. Haven't ever done racing, myself, but as puny as those things are it sure looks like a ton of work. Very fast, huge sail area for the size of boat, and tricky...
09-17-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,626
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice buddy, reaching out at 1am to arrange a bike...

Nice buddy, reaching out at 1am to arrange a bike ride later in the day. :p

Glad to see more folks are able to get outside without much risk.

Checked this morning (as of 5am PDT), and S.F....
09-17-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,643
Posted By Clyde1820

Older-style flat-nosed buses and big-rig trucks. ...

Older-style flat-nosed buses and big-rig trucks.

One of the most "annoying" (scary) vehicles for me: when an older-style city bus or big-rig truck with a tall and flat nose comes up from behind...
09-17-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,158
Posted By Clyde1820

Looks like many spots along the U.S. western...

Looks like many spots along the U.S. western states are clearing out, at least for now.

As of 8am today, AirNow (https://www.airnow.gov/) is reporting: San Francisco, PM2.5 = 0.
Sacramento,...
09-16-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,585
Posted By Clyde1820

Good list. Have read many of them. Love the...

Good list. Have read many of them.

Love the short stories by Hemingway.

Recently read the collected short stories by H.G. Wells.
09-16-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,030
Posted By Clyde1820

Had a buddy back in the early '90s who had a...

Had a buddy back in the early '90s who had a Luders 50' ketch of Herreshoff design. That thing could pull 15kts in a modest wind. Exceptionally sleek hull, heavily-built steel, with a deep, full...
09-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,030
Posted By Clyde1820

Did sailing all around the Channel Islands, back...

Did sailing all around the Channel Islands, back when. Before everything got crowded and, um, different. Parked at Forney Cove (on the western end of Santa Cruz) once for a couple of days, feasting...
09-15-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,030
Posted By Clyde1820

It's been a dozen or so years since I was last on...

It's been a dozen or so years since I was last on a boat. Owned a 22-footer for puttering about the bay, about 30yrs ago. Learned on small "Sunfish" type and other 10-14ft sailboats.

Something...
09-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By Clyde1820

Solid snacks? Nuts; granola; jerky; the rest via...

Solid snacks? Nuts; granola; jerky; the rest via the water bottles (with electrolyte and/or energy packets added in). Won't melt or drip, and won't go bad. Won't provide huge amounts of ready...
09-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Clyde1820

I've got a thin merino wool sweater, and have had...

I've got a thin merino wool sweater, and have had merino wool tops and socks before. So long as I've washed them in the clothes washer on delicate+cold, and so long as using the dryer on cool "fluff...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,895
Posted By Clyde1820

Worst bike? A Nishiki cruiser that weighed a...

Worst bike? A Nishiki cruiser that weighed a ton, complete with a banana seat, high-rise bars, monstrously-tall gearing, and a flexi fork that folded on me. Those were the early '70s for you.
09-13-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,626
Posted By Clyde1820

PM2.5 at 627, hm? Dang. That is bad. Can't...

PM2.5 at 627, hm? Dang. That is bad.

Can't imagine what allergy sufferers and others with impaired lung function are dealing with, right now.
09-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Clyde1820

Pink's not my color, either, but it seems to work...

Pink's not my color, either, but it seems to work well on that bike. Looks really nice.
09-13-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. I wonder whether that's due to false...

Hm.

I wonder whether that's due to false positives, or that heavier activity "kicks loose" some of the chemical markers from questionable spots that might well be developing into cancers, or that...
09-13-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,621
Posted By Clyde1820

Depends on locale, of course. Where I lived...

Depends on locale, of course.

Where I lived years ago, there simply were none within 80mi or so. Wasn't going to happen, riding 80+ miles and then doing 20+ miles on gravel, only to have 80mi...
09-13-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,621
Posted By Clyde1820

Forty years ago, I lived in a place that was a...

Forty years ago, I lived in a place that was a "concrete jungle" with very few easily-accessed trails, and (to my knowledge) zero gravel roads. Almost everything was a basic asphalt or concrete...
09-13-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,626
Posted By Clyde1820

A lot of places with PM2.5 in the 500s, out...

A lot of places with PM2.5 in the 500s, out there. Heck, that's worse than Mumbai, Mexico City, Beijing and a handful of other typically horribly-polluted spots.

Salem, OR @ AirNow.gov...
09-13-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,566
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, all the parts are in except the...

Well, all the parts are in except the derailleurs, shifters, cassette, chain. Still awaiting arrival on-shore (USA) of the MicroShift components. Should be able to get started within the week. After...
09-13-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7,462
Views: 1,931,622
Posted By Clyde1820

Heck of a buy, for CAD$50. Don't see them...

Heck of a buy, for CAD$50.

Don't see them very often. Saw one a couple years ago in the Sacramento (Calif.) area, for US$180. Another, the year prior for ~$500.




Needs a 155-160mm crank,...
09-12-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,046
Posted By Clyde1820

Haven't yet ridden the wrong way on a roadway...

Haven't yet ridden the wrong way on a roadway myself. Even with the risks, I feel with lighting and DayGlo vests and reflectors, it's hard to not be seen even on a relatively narrow and winding...
09-08-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By Clyde1820

For the riding conditions you described earlier...

For the riding conditions you described earlier ...

I've got a set of the Big Ben tires on a Trek 970 used for commuting on mostly urban roadways, occasional MUPs, and rare hardpack dirt trails....
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 1,462,816
Posted By Clyde1820

2013 Aston-Martin AM 310 Vanquish: ...

2013 Aston-Martin AM 310 Vanquish:

https://kereta.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Aston_Martin-AM_310_Vanquish_2013_800x600_wallpaper_05-460x334.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 1,462,816
Posted By Clyde1820

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile...

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia, one of three @ 2016 Pebble Beach Concours:
...
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 1,462,816
Posted By Clyde1820

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe @ 2017...

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe @ 2017 Pebble Beach Concours:

https://allcarcentral.com/Pebble_Beach_2017/Bugatti_Type_57S_Gangloff_Coupe_sn-_57501_1937_Pebble_Beach_Concours_2017_MWP8469.jpg...
09-07-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By Clyde1820

In the Minneapolis/St.Paul area ... Here's a...

In the Minneapolis/St.Paul area ...

Here's a CraigsList ad for a Trek 830 Antelope for $60: click (https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/bik/d/minneapolis-trek-antelope-830/7182160356.html).
...
09-07-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Clyde1820

I've used the FSA Metropolis, which is nearly...

I've used the FSA Metropolis, which is nearly identical to the Soma Clarence. Slight difference in degrees of sweep, otherwise similar rise and pull-back. Works well. Appropriate stem with...
09-07-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,136
Posted By Clyde1820

I am. Typical frame size, for a '90s-era MTB...

I am.

Typical frame size, for a '90s-era MTB type bike: 15.5" or 16" frame.

Height 5'9", give or take, but with shorter legs and a nearly-upright riding position preferred. Past two bikes...
Forum: Foo
09-06-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 1,462,816
Posted By Clyde1820

Jösse Car prototype -- the 1997 Indigo 3000: ...

Jösse Car prototype -- the 1997 Indigo 3000:


https://alchetron.com/cdn/jsse-car-e370395c-8734-4883-8225-ef71812b024-resize-750.jpeg


Forty-four of the vehicles were built, when the factory...
Forum: Foo
09-06-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 1,462,816
Posted By Clyde1820

TVR Chimaera (1992-2003): ...

TVR Chimaera (1992-2003):

https://motoimg.com/images/tvr-chimaera-1992-06.jpg


TVR Griffith (1991-2002):

https://auto-database.com/image/cars-tvr-griffith-2001-50036.jpg
09-06-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm doing much the same thing with a Trek 970,...

I'm doing much the same thing with a Trek 970, though I've opted for a bar with ~5" of rise and ~9" of pull-back. Haven't yet altered the System 2 stem that came with the bike, but a different stem...
Forum: Foo
09-06-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,946
Views: 1,462,816
Posted By Clyde1820

I've always liked the Alpine 110's shape. ...

I've always liked the Alpine 110's shape.

The modern rendition (by Renault) is a little more sedate:

https://car-images.bauersecure.com/pagefiles/69183/1040x0/00_alpinea110_1.jpg
...
09-06-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By Clyde1820

Vintage MTB's I would consider looking at, for...

Vintage MTB's I would consider looking at, for such a project, would include (among others):

Bianchi Grizzly and Super Grizzly
Miyata Terra Runner and Ridge Runner
Peugeot Canyon Express and...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,915
Posted By Clyde1820

Ditto, on the idea of a "Pocket Shower" type...

Ditto, on the idea of a "Pocket Shower" type solution. Any collapsible bag that's waterproof can hold an amount of water tied above your head on a tree branch (or whatever), and then a bit of...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Clyde1820

I've found a number of folks seem to be driving...

I've found a number of folks seem to be driving faster, using directional signals less frequently, blowing stop signs, and generally driving in a less-patient manner.

But I've also found an...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,502
Posted By Clyde1820

Unless doing a chemical analysis of the...

Unless doing a chemical analysis of the ingredients to know what your body's rebelling against, it's hard to know.

I've had some friends who did a full work-up of allergic response to various...
09-05-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Clyde1820

Yow. I am, truly, so very glad that age has...

Yow.

I am, truly, so very glad that age has become more than just a number to me. I've lost count of how many toes I stubbed, shins I cracked, falls I made, etc, over the years. As things get a...
09-05-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes. The HeadShok and steerer tube approach...

Yes.

The HeadShok and steerer tube approach that Cannondale took. (Had one and, while nice enough, it made after-market fixes later on a cast-iron pain.)

Oddball shapes on the seat tube. For...
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