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09-24-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,198
Posted By wphamilton

GMC Denali ftw! I didn't get it at Walmart but in...

GMC Denali ftw! I didn't get it at Walmart but in theory I could have. It was the best $130 I ever spent on cycling.
09-24-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By wphamilton

That's a pet peeve of mine also. I never had any...

That's a pet peeve of mine also. I never had any UX/UI training but I've wound up doing a lot of it. I'm building corporate SharePoint right now in fact.

When I designed my own e-commerce site my...
09-24-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,785
Posted By wphamilton

Well, in my case it usually would be. I...

Well, in my case it usually would be.

I think it was more about carbohydrates rather than calories. 80 grams is the number that comes to mind, less in subsequent hours.
09-24-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By wphamilton

Let's clear up one thing. Waving is not...

Let's clear up one thing. Waving is not yielding. It is not any kind of traffic signal. It does not yield the right of way. Waving is not directing traffic.

Waving is someone telling you what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By wphamilton

I don't think I've ever rotated bike tires, front...

I don't think I've ever rotated bike tires, front to back, although I do swap out tires seasonally and the tire in better shape goes in front. Effectively the same thing, but not enough to worry...
09-23-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,785
Posted By wphamilton

I vaguely remember seeing a physiological...

I vaguely remember seeing a physiological schedule for that. It came down to something like a granola bar in the first hour for the glycogen. Half a candy bar, something like that.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,019
Posted By wphamilton

Do you vote? No judgement here, just curious.

Do you vote? No judgement here, just curious.
09-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,198
Posted By wphamilton

Online order only? That makes more sense then,...

Online order only? That makes more sense then, but it's not really a Walmart bike then is it?

I wanted to buy a $99 fixed gear there once. I think it was called "Thruster", pretty well known. ...
09-22-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,659
Posted By wphamilton

Here is the one situation that worries me the...

Here is the one situation that worries me the most.

Imagine that you are approaching an intersection, say 2 lanes each way, and you're in the far left shoulder. Against traffic. No left turn...
09-22-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,198
Posted By wphamilton

That popped up on my Google feed the other day...

That popped up on my Google feed the other day and I wondered if Walmarts account got hacked.

I think it's pretty awesome and I'm curious to see if it gains any traction. Personally I don't go...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,481
Posted By wphamilton

I don't know where you live but you may be...

I don't know where you live but you may be surprised at how easily you can adapt to really cold weather when commuting. I know, "Georgia, what Winter?" But seriously we can have weeks of sub-20...
09-21-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 724
Posted By wphamilton

I think I'd suddenly decide to turn right instead...

I think I'd suddenly decide to turn right instead of rolling out in front of the cop when he has right of way. That same cop would tell you, if someone waved you through then hit you, that no amount...
09-19-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By wphamilton

That's really pretty cool. You can indulge in...

That's really pretty cool. You can indulge in speed or taking a break uphill, while keeping your own power steady if you want to.
09-18-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,579
Posted By wphamilton

I have to wonder, have you observed generally...

I have to wonder, have you observed generally stronger driving skills from Canadian drivers, relative to Florida natives?

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09-18-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,753
Posted By wphamilton

Best answer in my opinion. While some...

Best answer in my opinion. While some manufacturers may have r&d costs, they also benefit from an economy of scale and I do not agree that cost differences are enough to drive the relatively higher...
09-18-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By wphamilton

I'll emphasize, it's not the bike that determines...

I'll emphasize, it's not the bike that determines how much wattage it takes at 20 mph. Some amount, sure, but it's small compared to the terrain and your position on the bike. So there's no...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,019
Posted By wphamilton

Absolutely I care that it's good for the...

Absolutely I care that it's good for the environment. It's not why I started bike commuting, and not the main reason I kept it up for the first few years. But it's important to me to put my...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,128
Posted By wphamilton

My commutes are generally 18-20 mph, door to...

My commutes are generally 18-20 mph, door to door. Riding home, that is.

Going to work, in recent years it's been much slower, just enjoying the ride, thinking and planning the day, refreshed...
09-16-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,996
Posted By wphamilton

It's likely been mentioned in some way or...

It's likely been mentioned in some way or another, but I think it helps to take a step back and look at it logically from base principals.

If it skips the middle and otherwise shifts to the...
09-16-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By wphamilton

I disagree to the point of "we'd be nuts to spend...

I disagree to the point of "we'd be nuts to spend 700 - 1000 extra for cross compatibility"

It's easy to imagine swapping out wheels for different purposes, but frankly I've never wound up doing...
09-16-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By wphamilton

This at least I can speak with direct experience....

This at least I can speak with direct experience. The Denali (a hybrid IMO) has road geometry and drop bars already so it will never approximate a Trek FX, but I know what you're getting at. ...
09-16-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,052
Posted By wphamilton

I've been a fan of disc brakes dating back to the...

I've been a fan of disc brakes dating back to the time that everyone on BF informed me that they'd never be available on stock road bikes because there was no real advantage.

Now with mechanical...
09-16-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By wphamilton

Mongoose MTB doesn't really pin it down. There's...

Mongoose MTB doesn't really pin it down. There's cheap Target store Mongoose and there are Mongoose bikes every bit as good as the $500-800 online bikes people are talking about.

Replace cheap...
09-13-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By wphamilton

For sure, if the wheels are the original ones. A...

For sure, if the wheels are the original ones. A wheel is, can be, the least expensive part of all that though.

I'm mainly still going on about the need to double-check details if he builds his...
09-12-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By wphamilton

In fact, a "9-speed wheel", having a 9-speed...

In fact, a "9-speed wheel", having a 9-speed cassette just might be an 11-speed wheel, with a spacer behind the cassette. Mine is like that. One of those details to research, that you don't even...
09-11-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,993
Posted By wphamilton

If you want an inexpensive build for now, and...

If you want an inexpensive build for now, and spread out the cost of upgrades over a year or two it's not a bad idea. I believe that it can be cheaper than buying new if you build on either end of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,840
Posted By wphamilton

Yes true, and a lot cheaper to test whether the...

Yes true, and a lot cheaper to test whether the wheels are involved if you downgrade. Just regarding upgrades, if you're like me you need a logical rationale to upgrade anything so I'm not being...
09-08-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,715
Posted By wphamilton

It's science! ...

It's science!

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/956207-waving-drag-revealed.html
09-08-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,936
Posted By wphamilton

"Wax" is in fact the only reason I used a...

"Wax" is in fact the only reason I used a degreaser on my chain. One time. I wanted all of the lube off the chain before applying wax lube. It worked, but I kind of regretted it because it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,080
Posted By wphamilton

I don't have a power meter so I don't speak for...

I don't have a power meter so I don't speak for those who do, but ... if my serious intent was to improve my power (speed) I'd have no issue with training on a bike with Claris and a power meter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,840
Posted By wphamilton

Regardless of the specific cause in the given...

Regardless of the specific cause in the given incident we know that speed wobble is a resonance with some kind of positive feedback that builds the resonance. (it could also be a negative control...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,559
Posted By wphamilton

I really don't. I'm not sure but maybe I...

I really don't. I'm not sure but maybe I subconsciously twist them every once in awhile or perhaps just steady pressure over a few months does it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,559
Posted By wphamilton

I do it, not as much as that picture but some. I...

I do it, not as much as that picture but some. I tend to force the hoods in over time anyway, so I just set them up that way in the first place. It seems more comfortable to me.
09-06-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By wphamilton

A top bar bag is the one thing I haven't tried....

A top bar bag is the one thing I haven't tried. Those that I've considered seem to be too large, and inconvenient on a road bike.

One attractive feature of some of them is a transparent...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,128
Posted By wphamilton

After several years, I settled into the habit of...

After several years, I settled into the habit of taking it easy gong into work, 13-18 mph, so that I'd arrive pretty fresh and skip the shower. On the way home it's usually 18-20 average...
09-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,095
Posted By wphamilton

Washing machine and dryer. Cold water and low...

Washing machine and dryer. Cold water and low heat, it hasn't damaged any of my exercise wear.
09-02-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,001
Posted By wphamilton

Am I right to take this to mean that unless you...

Am I right to take this to mean that unless you have very specific training goals for a specific session - targeting specific adaptations and training stress levels for instance - and the miles...
09-02-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 771
Posted By wphamilton

That looks awful. I wouldn't even ride it, lest...

That looks awful. I wouldn't even ride it, lest I be tempted to leave it alone. Even if it's steel I'd rather replace it than try to bend it back,
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By wphamilton

I don't see how there's any additional headache...

I don't see how there's any additional headache in buying aero wheels later. Everything will fit unless you get "creative" with it. At worst you might need to change the chain length, but just...
09-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,963
Posted By wphamilton

You did ride a "Metric" and you aren't an idiot...

You did ride a "Metric" and you aren't an idiot for stopping at 60 miles. It's an arbitrary number with little or no difference in the achievement, and you're experienced enough to not be bothered...
09-02-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By wphamilton

I am habitually a solo rider, so this is based on...

I am habitually a solo rider, so this is based on only half a dozen group rides over many years.

Think of it as just another bike ride, don't get too invested in it. Emotionally I mean; just...
08-27-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,205
Posted By wphamilton

I have yet to replace a road bike with a new...

I have yet to replace a road bike with a new model so I miss out on that feeling of amazement. Still on the Nashbar build from 2012, though upgraded of course.
08-27-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By wphamilton

For kids up to a given age. Those states do not...

For kids up to a given age. Those states do not have mandatory helmet laws for everybody.

I don't think there's ever been a time where most people in the US thought that MHL for adults were a good...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,388
Posted By wphamilton

They're not stupid - it's a rational decision...

They're not stupid - it's a rational decision based on knowledge of the risks.

I can understand that if you always wear a helmet, no exceptions, it will keep you from forgetting it when you do...
08-26-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,890
Posted By wphamilton

Are you relying much on that .054% total...

Are you relying much on that .054% total population death rate? Maybe not, but it looks like it.

If so, you may not have considered that it's a "snapshot" stat that won't tell you much about your...
08-26-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By wphamilton

If "at speed" is mid-20's then yes There...

If "at speed" is mid-20's then yes

There were different reasons but the common denominators were recent rain or miserable weather, feeling like kicking it up a notch, and debris or surface hazard....
08-25-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By wphamilton

Yes, a run takes half or a third of the time of a...

Yes, a run takes half or a third of the time of a bike ride. When I don't feel like doing either, it usually winds up being a half hour run.

I've found that running 20 miles per week, or even 10,...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,388
Posted By wphamilton

Reality check: all bike helmets look goofy, on...

Reality check: all bike helmets look goofy, on anyone.

Personally I don't care much. If the helmet were the goofiest thing I have on I'd probably count that as a win.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,007
Posted By wphamilton

Yep. If there's any traffic that I'm nervous...

Yep. If there's any traffic that I'm nervous about this is how I do it. s a bonus it automatically puts me at the front of the line.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,834
Posted By wphamilton

To answer the question first, I prefer a pure...

To answer the question first, I prefer a pure road bike for commuting, have for over a decade. I also use a single speed, but you'd probably call it a road bike also.

Seat height is seat height,...
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