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06-22-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,581
Posted By wphamilton

I have to take a step back to put these numbers...

I have to take a step back to put these numbers in context, before attempting a statistical analysis.

Initially reported fatality rates in the US were much higher than globally. The most likely...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By wphamilton

When I used s-hooks, same idea, the bag was...

When I used s-hooks, same idea, the bag was normally secure but once - out of maybe a hundred - one of the hooks did get pushed off the rack somehow. Had I not also belted the bag to the rack stays...
06-15-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,248
Posted By wphamilton

With cycling people starting from a low level of...

With cycling people starting from a low level of conditioning initially experience rapid improvement. That rapid rate of improvement also tapers off quickly. As a result, someone two years from...
06-15-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,105
Posted By wphamilton

I don't think it's that strange. I can't hit my...

I don't think it's that strange. I can't hit my max HR either, even following the guidelines you see everywhere. Warm up, gradually increase hr by 5 beats, hit the hill hard, repeat, that whole...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 14,864
Posted By wphamilton

It makes sense but easier said than done if...

It makes sense but easier said than done if "getting to work" has been your main rationale and motivator. I've had one bike commute since the beginning of covid measures.

I commute to the patio. I...
06-12-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,572
Posted By wphamilton

It could be that those of us who are happy with...

It could be that those of us who are happy with aluminum, the material of the vast majority of bikes sold, simply don't care if carbon fiber is better in some fashion.
05-24-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,233
Posted By wphamilton

​​​​​​ You are laboring under a misconception -...

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You are laboring under a misconception - several. This study does not support your conclusion - the one stated in this title, and the conclusions you posted originally (before your edit). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,664
Posted By wphamilton

I had enjoyed checking my run or ride against my...

I had enjoyed checking my run or ride against my recent and historical performance. Not enough to pay for it though.

I do have Fitbit uploading automatically to Strava, and Golden Cheetah...
05-22-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By wphamilton

I don't see that in the particular study that he...

I don't see that in the particular study that he brought up. It's an estimate based on existing studies/
05-20-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,233
Posted By wphamilton

That particular study isn't difficult to grasp -...

That particular study isn't difficult to grasp - but before you could even begin to suppose that sweating from exercise is the major cause of bone density loss you have to look into both the effect...
05-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,233
Posted By wphamilton

Calcium supplements are at least well established...

Calcium supplements are at least well established to improve bone density.

As for your relatively obnoxious first paragraph, I didn't realize that you posted this thread with such a stretch...
05-20-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,867
Posted By wphamilton

The stereotyping and maligning them as addled is...

The stereotyping and maligning them as addled is where she lost me. I wonder if she takes less offense when it's a hybrid bike or family groups weaving around her.

Before she went there, yeah here...
05-20-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,328
Posted By wphamilton

My initial impression is always "why is this jerk...

My initial impression is always "why is this jerk honking at me?" So I can sympathize. A second later I usually think, they're probably not, and who knows it may just be one of those who honk at...
05-20-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,233
Posted By wphamilton

Are you saying that the studies answer my...

Are you saying that the studies answer my questions? You may have to elaborate then because I did read them fairly closely, and that's where the questions started. For example it seems to me to...
05-19-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,233
Posted By wphamilton

I don't mind admitting that I have a knowledge...

I don't mind admitting that I have a knowledge gap keeping me from fully understanding it. I have questions but googling them up raises more questions.

For a "sniff check" we have 5 liters of...
05-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,561
Posted By wphamilton

Did anyone come up with specific advice on this...

Did anyone come up with specific advice on this part? I wind up eliminating one or two days of intensity on either running or cycling or both - if I'm not careful it all becomes easy/recovery efforts...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By wphamilton

Here's how I did it. Unfortunately, I haven't...

Here's how I did it. Unfortunately, I haven't used it much this year.
Laptop case Quick Release (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1193879-my-road-bike-laptop-carrier.html)
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By wphamilton

I did about that distance on my road bike for...

I did about that distance on my road bike for 8-10 years, mostly pretty bare-bones setup. I'd say Lights, fenders and a rack and you're good to go.
05-14-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By wphamilton

So they say (me too sometimes). But every time...

So they say (me too sometimes). But every time you stand on the pedals or shift your position it's 10 pounds less that you're moving than if the 10 pounds were on the bike. It's also 10 pounds less...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By wphamilton

Those covers will help in light rain but your...

Those covers will help in light rain but your lower legs and arms will still get soaked. But light rain isn't the problem right? Wear a water-resistant rain shell, waterproof overshoes. And for...
05-13-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By wphamilton

I bought mine online (Amazon) in April 2014. I'd...

I bought mine online (Amazon) in April 2014. I'd have no particular concern about clicking "buy again" if I felt like a new one since the expense so far is $3.16 per year and it's not significantly...
05-08-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,704
Posted By wphamilton

Offering expedited service at a price pretty much...

Offering expedited service at a price pretty much fixes that whole issue. If you're reasonably quick anyway - 2 or 3 days plus wait time for a part of necessary - almost nobody will take you up on...
05-07-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,561
Posted By wphamilton

Good form is absolutely important and I don't...

Good form is absolutely important and I don't disagree with anything here. But I am worried that someone starting from scratch almost will try to fix his form, perhaps even his step-rate and running...
05-05-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,697
Posted By wphamilton

As far as you could tell from watching people...

As far as you could tell from watching people anyway. I can't help but wonder if there ever was one, for some people. I wish they'd go bowling or to a massage parlor instead of the greenway though.
05-05-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,697
Posted By wphamilton

Too many people ignoring distancing precautions. ...

Too many people ignoring distancing precautions. Here north of Atlanta pedestrians are back to walking in bunches, taking up most of the path. Cyclists will buzz you within a couple of feet even...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By wphamilton

I don't think you can fit any larger tires on the...

I don't think you can fit any larger tires on the front than you have now. Maybe if those are 26c you could try 28, but it looks pretty tight.
04-29-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By wphamilton

There's no minimum insertion line. That applies...

There's no minimum insertion line. That applies to a quill stem or seat post but not to your steering tube.

Is there any sticking up above the top of your stem (with a spacer there)? However much...
04-27-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25,331
Views: 2,458,725
Posted By wphamilton

First recreational road ride in a long while...

First recreational road ride in a long while yesterday, and it was rough. Terrific headwind and too cold, but it was my endurance and power that were really off. When the front shifter malfunctioned...
04-21-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,497
Posted By wphamilton

Similar profile to you at almost 61 and faster...

Similar profile to you at almost 61 and faster than normal heart. My resting heart rate is nothing special, 60 according to Fitbit and low 50's when I get up in the morning. I haven't checked on a...
04-21-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,372
Posted By wphamilton

I don't think you can expect a "win" in any...

I don't think you can expect a "win" in any scenario of a raging pandemic. But I submit that misleading people about medical issues during a health crisis is a loss. Misinformation infects people...
04-20-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,372
Posted By wphamilton

Frankly it's never been medical wisdom that masks...

Frankly it's never been medical wisdom that masks (other than N95) don't help. Certain elements of the CDC put that out - briefly - because they wanted to avoid a run on masks. And even then, they...
04-20-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,372
Posted By wphamilton

Just so that it's not assumed there is a general...

Just so that it's not assumed there is a general consensus, this isn't true. The N95 has two advantages, neither of which renders other masks useless. They seal against your face better (you can...
04-20-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,372
Posted By wphamilton

Locally only about a quarter of the cyclists are...

Locally only about a quarter of the cyclists are using masks, that I've seen. They're using dust masks, or the same mask they use for allergies anyway.

I've been avoiding the whole scene, but when...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,112
Posted By wphamilton

Tail lights: I say "yes" necessary if only...

Tail lights: I say "yes" necessary if only because commuting, we can get caught riding twilight or dark working late, a forgotten meeting, errands, or unusual emergency. We don't necessarily need...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By wphamilton

There are few bikes that could qualify as a...

There are few bikes that could qualify as a literal investment. They might work forever, but they don't hold the value. It's more realistic to consider the price of a bike vs its commodity value.
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04-17-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,101
Posted By wphamilton

Not to diminish your question, but I don't think...

Not to diminish your question, but I don't think I'll address it in this thread. The Helmet Thread perhaps.
04-17-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,335
Posted By wphamilton

You can get a mechanical pump and still be...

You can get a mechanical pump and still be weight-conscious about it. Granted I've never cared much about the pump's weight but I did eventually end up with a tiny one that fits in the road bike's...
04-17-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By wphamilton

It takes a while to adapt, the time depending on...

It takes a while to adapt, the time depending on our core strength, flexibility,how much we ride and the duration of rides, and what we want to get from it. Longer at our age unfortunately. I am...
04-15-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By wphamilton

GUTR sweatband, the rubbery plastic gutter...

GUTR sweatband, the rubbery plastic gutter channels your sweat away from your forehead and eyes. Fabric headbands get saturated and eventually just dump it all in my face,
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,254
Posted By wphamilton

Not an area of expertise for me but I'm inclined...

Not an area of expertise for me but I'm inclined to agree with you. When you're not on the roadway (technically) it's not the same as regular traffic. But that's where bicycles normally are so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,254
Posted By wphamilton

Technically "roadway" is the portion of the road...

Technically "roadway" is the portion of the road used for normal vehicular traffic, and the shoulder is not part of that.

In practice, if the shoulder is clear I'd be riding on it and glad of it.
04-05-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,973
Posted By wphamilton

I usually call anything over 200 a "measurement...

I usually call anything over 200 a "measurement error" and forget about it. But it's not that simple; cardio for me is 165 and threshold in the 180's, so my 200 heart rate isn't the same as an...
04-05-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,973
Posted By wphamilton

I didn't stop the run and check my pulse if...

I didn't stop the run and check my pulse if that's what you mean, mainly because I wasn't watching it that closely. Actually 200-209, not "over" 209.

It's not unusual to start high and have a...
04-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By wphamilton

Good to hear you're back in the saddle!! It takes...

Good to hear you're back in the saddle!! It takes a bit of courage, after going down hard with an injury like that.
04-04-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,973
Posted By wphamilton

I do worry about my heart- it's only reasonable...

I do worry about my heart- it's only reasonable for anyone over 60 to be concerned. Two days ago my HR was 209 for almost 4 minutes during a run, and I know that it doesn't mean anything specific....
04-04-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By wphamilton

The closest I've come to a "mechanical failure...

The closest I've come to a "mechanical failure accident" was a fixed gear peddle strike. Not having a freewheel mechanism was the failure. I think it just doesn't happen that often.
04-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 297,063
Posted By wphamilton

It probably does make a neck injury more likely,...

It probably does make a neck injury more likely, but to a very slight degree compared to protecting your face. We dislike full facemasks because we need the breeze to keep cool.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By wphamilton

I've got a feeling that some of these changes...

I've got a feeling that some of these changes we're experiencing now are going to be permanent. Since my work function has no real reason for an office, other than oversight, I doubt that I'll be...
03-31-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,408
Posted By wphamilton

For all that it's obvious, it's also wrong. In...

For all that it's obvious, it's also wrong. In that same briefing, the estimated infection rate with quarantines was 5%.

And no, those estimated death rates assume ,medical care for the patients. ...
03-31-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,408
Posted By wphamilton

As I said, there are very good reasons for social...

As I said, there are very good reasons for social distancing. I guess you just wanted to emphasize how correct that statement was. Chiefly because there will be insufficient medical care if everyone...
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