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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Disc brakes work better, allow better...

Disc brakes work better, allow better aerodynamics, and lighter rims, but the problem is every now and then the rotors fly off the wheel for no reason and kill someone.
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By Seattle Forrest

In my day, we used to hang students for failing a...

In my day, we used to hang students for failing a test.
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 840
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How did we go from pulling newspapers out of the...

How did we go from pulling newspapers out of the garbage and stuffing them down your clothes to SSD storage?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is why I use wood instead of pneumatic...

This is why I use wood instead of pneumatic tires. Makes me so much faster.

Let's not talk about tubeless.
10-15-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If you have LTE in your watch, will apps (that...

If you have LTE in your watch, will apps (that will run on it) know there's no phone involved? Have you tried it?

I use a Garmin watch, so I can't recommend anything to help you, but I can say I...
10-15-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My friend used it on Sunday, still hasn't used...

My friend used it on Sunday, still hasn't used navigation. He's riding around the neighborhood he lives in, and a nearby MUP, with his wife and kid. He said he appreciates the feature being...
10-15-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Any interest in trail work at Harts Pass next spring/summer?

I'm going to organize a work party in June or July, from the south Harts Pass trailhead to Grasshopper Pass on the PCT. Mostly it will involve clearing brush, there may be a few blowdowns to saw...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm beginning to wonder why you feel so...

I'm beginning to wonder why you feel so threatened by all of this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Exactly!! Glad I could help you see the light.

Exactly!! Glad I could help you see the light.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is like a runner asking why a cyclist would...

This is like a runner asking why a cyclist would be proud of doing a long, hard ride, "when you're sitting down the whole time."

It's ok for people to feel good about things they've done, even if...
10-15-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There aren't many needles on the ground yet, but...

There aren't many needles on the ground yet, but we have a series of storms coming this week. Tonight it will start snowing down to about 5,000' and probably not melt until June. They'll be windy...
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I love tamaracks, and all their cousins.

I love tamaracks, and all their cousins.
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My section of the Pacific Crest Trail, I...

My section of the Pacific Crest Trail, I volunteer with PCTA for maintenance. That forces me, or gives me an excuse, to hike this section of trail twice a year. A friend called it "the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Seattle Forrest

On flat ground, what matters is watts to frontal...

On flat ground, what matters is watts to frontal surface area. You're probably doing flat triathlons? If so, that's why your weight isn't holding you back much. On hills, what matters is watts to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Photo below is from Washington Pass this past...

Photo below is from Washington Pass this past Sunday. I was in falling snow for an hour, the next few days it's going to snow more, especially on the west side. This is going to be a good year for...
10-15-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Blue Lake Saturday 10/12 ...

Blue Lake Saturday 10/12

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48902066946_e5ed1ab949_o_d.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48902282797_331636059e_c_d.jpg
Forum: Foo
10-15-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Some fall color from yesterday: ...

Some fall color from yesterday:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48901555363_cd7c8f7123_c_d.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48902080711_ff3571d3af_c_d.jpg
...
10-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Peak larch is upon us

The alpine variety is mostly at peak color near Washington Pass. There are plenty of stragglers that should hit their full potential mid-week. The coming weekend is probably the last chance. ...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Seattle Forrest

https://youtu.be/EIs0KMFJvWE Tell you a...

https://youtu.be/EIs0KMFJvWE

Tell you a little story and it won't take long
'Bout a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe his corn
The reason why I never could tell
For that young man was always well
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I spent a joyful hour hiking in falling snow...

I spent a joyful hour hiking in falling snow yesterday. Several hours hiking, the weather kept changing. Pics to follow.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The irony in the contradiction here made my lol. ...

The irony in the contradiction here made my lol. People don't get enough exercise (and road cyclists are especially prone to osteoporosis) and I refuse to lift a weight! ;)
Forum: Foo
10-13-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 840
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Kindling. 🔥

Kindling. 🔥
Forum: Foo
10-12-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I wore down while I hiked in snow and ice today,...

I wore down while I hiked in snow and ice today, the smaller lake was frozen enough to walk on. Three layers including down to take night pictures.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Please tell me it came with a sword!

Please tell me it came with a sword!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You should tell him this. Tell him to eat less,...

You should tell him this. Tell him to eat less, and start going to a gym too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Seattle Forrest

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Electric Bikes are the Future of Transportation...

Electric Bikes are the Future of Transportation (https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/10/20904414/electric-bikes-ebike-guide-rideables-battery-how-to-buy-price)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Probably. Less powerful for sure, but he looks...

Probably. Less powerful for sure, but he looks like he could maybe bench his rear wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By Seattle Forrest

On the other hand, skinny people tend to...

On the other hand, skinny people tend to generally be spinners, and bigger people tend to be mashers, not always but in general. 450w is 450w, but to do it at 110 rpm vs 55, there's going to be a lot...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 263
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Brrr! Make a fire, drink hot chocolate, huddle...

Brrr! Make a fire, drink hot chocolate, huddle in a down sleeping bag with three dogs.

I hope you make it.
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Jim from Boston This isn't a bike commuting...

Jim from Boston

This isn't a bike commuting thread. This is a joy at the progression of the seasons thread. Winter is when the mountains put on their finest white, the sky takes on a pastel hue...
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Well, this will put an end to close passes,...

Well, this will put an end to close passes, you'll just have to worry about them falling out of the sky on you.
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 220
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I need to call the ranger station today and find...

I need to call the ranger station today and find out whether there's too much snow to drive to Harts Pass or Tiffany Springs. I'm not even sure which ranger district Tiffany is.
10-11-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's one grocery store I do a lot of shopping...

There's one grocery store I do a lot of shopping at because they'll let me leave the bike inside while I shop, and security will keep an eye on it. They're a little more expensive that Safeway, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'll be skiing.

I'll be skiing.
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,164
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't...

I heard a story about a lazy farmer who wouldn't hoe corn. In September there came a big frost and all the young man's corn was lost.
10-11-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If this is for commuting, can you lock the lock...

If this is for commuting, can you lock the lock to a post at work so you don't have to carry it both ways?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Huh. I always assumed these were gravel tires.

Huh. I always assumed these were gravel tires.
10-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is my experience with Android and Garmin...

This is my experience with Android and Garmin watches. It doesn't matter whether the app is running or not in terms of being able to receive notifications, or sync. There must be a background...
10-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That guy has a really big nose!

That guy has a really big nose!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think you're half right. A lot of people want...

I think you're half right. A lot of people want to ride for various reasons, but are intimidated by hills.

You could use the same logic to say if people wanted a workout they could skip the bike...
10-10-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 852
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Building muscle takes a lot of energy. It...

Building muscle takes a lot of energy. It requires stress on your muscles to trigger the process, but the actual building of muscle is an energy intense process. That energy cost is mostly paid for...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Atlas of the Underworld

Here is a fascinating article about plate tectonics, how much this branch of science has changed since the 1960s, and how it's integrated with other sciences. Things like 3D tomo using seismic waves,...
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,025
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I saw a documentary called Family Guy, it said...

I saw a documentary called Family Guy, it said all alcohol purchases in Texas come with a free firearm. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'd love to see this, too. For average riders,...

I'd love to see this, too. For average riders, not for people who ride in large part for fitness.

But that adds a grand to the price of an already expensive bike, for something that most buyers...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,203
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This has pretty much been my experience, too. I...

This has pretty much been my experience, too. I got a flat a year or two ago, tire lost pressure and then sealed, I was able to add some air and continue my ride. Guess you could say I got a softie...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's exactly what they were saying, people are...

That's exactly what they were saying, people are riding longer on average (we're not average in here, "normal" people don't ride centuries, they ride 5 miles), and riding more. People are riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Somebody showed me an article about how eBikes...

Somebody showed me an article about how eBikes improve people's fitness more than regular bike, and that got under my skin. Because it's obviously not true, and Bicycling Magazine shouldn't be lying...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

To be fair, my bike has two motors, I want sold...

To be fair, my bike has two motors, I want sold at first, but it turns out Di2 is fantastic. 😉
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 14,082
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I guess you're right that it's a little silly for...

I guess you're right that it's a little silly for orle to be justifying them here, it's not like anybody needs our permission to ride one.

Some group rides will allow eBikes, some won't. I think...
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