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04-04-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm 200lbs+, and myself prefer the mid-1980s...

I'm 200lbs+, and myself prefer the mid-1980s through late-1990s vintage steel-framed, "hard tail" mountain bikes. Typical example: Trek 930, 950, 970. Though, there are plenty of other examples from...
03-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By Clyde1820

I'd suggest that, in general, longer stints of...

I'd suggest that, in general, longer stints of higher-cardio exercise involving the legs can help. Jogging on the flats at a good clip, for example; zippy rides on the flats for long periods. Even...
03-29-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Clyde1820

I'd be in traction for a month just riding the...

I'd be in traction for a month just riding the thing ... and now you remove the bars and ride anyway?

Brave soul. You're my hero. :p
03-26-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure, in my experience. I found it so, with...

Sure, in my experience. I found it so, with competitive middle-distance running for several years. A couple years running, I was in peak cardiovascular shape. Legs were too short to go much faster,...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 984
Posted By Clyde1820

I couldn't wait that long, either, with the...

I couldn't wait that long, either, with the haircut. I go full Neanderthal (in looks) if I go more than two months without a cut.

Last year, the shops weren't opening up anytime soon. And so I did...
03-26-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 211,542
Posted By Clyde1820

He had an essay back in the early '90s with that...

He had an essay back in the early '90s with that sentiment. (Can't recall which of the books your reference came from, but here's this one, speaking of life in the Pacific Northwest's rainy Oregon.)...
03-26-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 211,542
Posted By Clyde1820

Yeah, the film tweaked quite a bit. Enjoyed it,...

Yeah, the film tweaked quite a bit. Enjoyed it, but it wasn't quite up to Sagan's novel.


Have read many of Tom Robbins' books. Strange stuff seems to be his métier. I like a lot of it, weird...
Forum: Foo
03-23-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,315
Posted By Clyde1820

No idea. Haven't researched the varieties, yet. ...

No idea. Haven't researched the varieties, yet. But since I'm on nobody's list for getting one anytime soon, it'll be awhile.
03-23-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Clyde1820

I'd end up in traction, on a bike like that. ...

I'd end up in traction, on a bike like that. :eek::50:

But it's a beautiful example. Lovely paint; very unique.
03-21-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,887
Posted By Clyde1820

Almost doesn't look electric, that one. Makers...

Almost doesn't look electric, that one. Makers are getting better with the "lines." Enjoy.

Myself, I prefer traditional but, with older injuries and age, will likely consider an e-Bike at some...
03-21-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,272
Posted By Clyde1820

On a "paper route" bike with heavily-filled bag,...

On a "paper route" bike with heavily-filled bag, don't take a big swing when tossing the paper over Mr. Johnson's yard to his porch. Don't ask me how I know this.*

* No, Mr. Johnson didn't...
03-19-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,144
Posted By Clyde1820

He's 7'6" tall and all but impossible to miss on...

He's 7'6" tall and all but impossible to miss on the road. That said, in any bunch of 10,000 drivers there are going to be a number that aren't paying attention, a number disliking someone in "their...
03-08-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By Clyde1820

Certainly, most older multi-use paths weren't...

Certainly, most older multi-use paths weren't built with higher-speed riding considered. IMO, it's really about the reasonable speeds of mixed-mode occupancy on such paths.

Most of the e-bikes...
03-05-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,492
Posted By Clyde1820

Had about 30Kmi on a Schwinn Le Tour, back in the...

Had about 30Kmi on a Schwinn Le Tour, back in the 1980s, but since then I probably haven't put more than ~8Kmi on any given bike. (Old injuries preclude great distances.)

Current bike is a refurb...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Clyde1820

Have used the Topeak Super Tourist rear rack,...

Have used the Topeak Super Tourist rear rack, with the Topeak MTX Trunkbag DX 12L version. They have a sleeker 8L size of bag, along with a 16L one that has integral panniers that pop out if you...
03-05-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,203
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm probably more of a "lean it against the...

I'm probably more of a "lean it against the lawnmower" type, really.

But then, I don't have a bike valued at $2K+. My current bike is north of $1K, though, so it tends to get treated a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,196
Posted By Clyde1820

I've got one spare set on hand. In the next few...

I've got one spare set on hand. In the next few months, I might order a second set. I do have several pairs of tubes, and a good repair kit.

The way things are going, who knows how long...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Clyde1820

Years ago, I used to frequently use the same...

Years ago, I used to frequently use the same route and would occasionally see many of the same people on it. I'd typically offer up a "tip o' the hand" to them, if we'd seen each other before. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,057
Posted By Clyde1820

Depends on how badly you want that particular...

Depends on how badly you want that particular job. Up to them, of course, on how they want to "manage" (or dismiss) their travel requirements for the role.

My own view is: their company, their...
03-03-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 211,542
Posted By Clyde1820

Contact -- the 1985 novel by Carl Sagan.

Contact -- the 1985 novel by Carl Sagan.
03-02-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,310
Posted By Clyde1820

$1B for cool bathing? No can do. It's about the...

$1B for cool bathing? No can do. It's about the only thing I'm able to easily do that unkinks the knots in the muscles and joints and eases these old bones. Excercise is great, sure, but it only...
03-01-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. A very useful defensive-driving...

^ This.

A very useful defensive-driving tactic. Do the same thing, myself. If I can't see a nearby vehicle coming from a different direction (side street or oncoming turn lane) show clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,972
Posted By Clyde1820

A couple of water bottle cages for the project...

A couple of water bottle cages for the project Trek 970: Minoura AB100-45 (http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory/bottlecage/ab100-45.html), 38gr each.
...
02-24-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 2,118,683
Posted By Clyde1820

Dolosse are molded reinforced concrete thingies...

Dolosse are molded reinforced concrete thingies designed for breakwaters in a way that they tightly interlock and effectively keep water at bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolos
...
02-24-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,272
Posted By Clyde1820

1. Always assume other drivers and riders don't...

1. Always assume other drivers and riders don't see me, and ride accordingly.

2. Always expect the unexpected (see #1).

3. Always ride with the hands on the bars, since one never knows whether...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Clyde1820

Huh. You know, I don't think I'd try that with...

Huh. You know, I don't think I'd try that with the average "house" cat, let alone a bobcat, lynx or other larger feline. Too many "knives" on the ends of their legs for my comfort level.
02-23-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,310
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. And then I'd just find some other suitable...

Sure. And then I'd just find some other suitable activities to fill the void. Win/win.
02-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,914
Posted By Clyde1820

Nowhere near the cardio, generally speaking, but...

Nowhere near the cardio, generally speaking, but I've found that good hard hikes can be highly strenuous, very challenging on more muscles than "just" running or cycling can be, and even cardio if...
02-23-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,914
Posted By Clyde1820

Nah. Like with cycling, some of us (me included)...

Nah. Like with cycling, some of us (me included) did running for the sheer joy of it ... hard though tough runs could be.
02-22-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,914
Posted By Clyde1820

Always found a solid workout of running to be...

Always found a solid workout of running to be harder than cycling.

Just from an efficiency standpoint, for a similar distance, that makes sense.

Used to be a modestly-competitive...
02-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,693
Posted By Clyde1820

I think the Purist bottle would suit it nicely....

I think the Purist bottle would suit it nicely. In color=Black, it would have the "S" icon, it wouldn't visually take over the space, and it'd still allow your gold-on-purple accents to highlight the...
Forum: Foo
02-15-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 1,525,652
Posted By Clyde1820

Rimac Automobili's Concept One electric car....

Rimac Automobili's Concept One electric car. Apparently, eight were made. Electric, AWD, 220mph ... Yes, please.
...
02-13-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Clyde1820

I might recommend J&G Cyclewear's "Wind Jacket"...

I might recommend J&G Cyclewear's "Wind Jacket" -- they're priced at $65, so won't meet your $35 level. But they are fairly decent for the money and won't break the bank. Occasionally on some of...
Forum: Foo
02-13-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,168
Posted By Clyde1820

It's been icy around where I live. Isn't all...

It's been icy around where I live. Isn't all that common, but the weather gods conspired to get the temperature just right in combination with the snowfall. Just melted enough to get everything...
02-05-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 211,542
Posted By Clyde1820

One of my favorites. Have read it several times,...

One of my favorites. Have read it several times, myself. Getting through some of her numerous philosophical rants is, at times, a real challenge. But otherwise it's a handful of quite-important...
02-05-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 211,542
Posted By Clyde1820

Albert Camus, his 1947 novel La Peste (aka, The...

Albert Camus, his 1947 novel La Peste (aka, The Plague).

The 1992 film wasn't half bad, IMO, though it got panned by reviewers back when it first came out. Starring William Hurt, Raul Julia,...
Forum: Foo
01-26-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,369
Posted By Clyde1820

Congratulations on the achievement. Did...

Congratulations on the achievement.

Did much the same, myself, some years ago.
01-21-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 61,074
Views: 9,130,998
Posted By Clyde1820

Beautiful. But, dang, I'd need a 3ft stepladder...

Beautiful. But, dang, I'd need a 3ft stepladder to even have a hope of reaching the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19,977
Views: 4,344,972
Posted By Clyde1820

Drive train parts for a Trek 970 MTB rebuild:...

Drive train parts for a Trek 970 MTB rebuild: Shimano Deore XT M8000 2x11spd derailleurs; Shimano Deore XT M8000 11-42T cassette; Wipperman ConneX 11SX chain.

Security items: ABUS Granit Plus 470...
01-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By Clyde1820

As with any other vehicle in a lane that you're...

As with any other vehicle in a lane that you're attempting to pass, all bets are off if that other vehicle's driver decides to go all over the lane in order to avoid puddles, impediments in the road,...
01-17-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,488
Posted By Clyde1820

Congrats on the 4Kmi. Nice, "round" number. ...

Congrats on the 4Kmi. Nice, "round" number.

Old injuries have been keeping me a bit constrained on mileage and routes, for the past year or two, but I'm hoping to change that with a new (refurb)...
01-17-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 2,118,683
Posted By Clyde1820

That's beautiful. Love the color and contrasts. ...

That's beautiful. Love the color and contrasts. I'll bet it rides fairly nicely.
01-17-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,315
Posted By Clyde1820

Used to be like you, with exceptionally strong...

Used to be like you, with exceptionally strong legs and lungs. So, once upon a time, there was no problem doing even hillier climbs with fairly tall gearing.

My "niche" is a problem to handle: old...
01-17-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,037
Posted By Clyde1820

So long as it's the light stuff and not "Cascade...

So long as it's the light stuff and not "Cascade Concrete" or "Sierra Cement" falls, it can be stellar. Hate the heavy stuff, myself. Skied for years.

For years, I thought that spots like...
01-17-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in the day as a distance runner, much of our...

Back in the day as a distance runner, much of our (my) training was the moderate-intensity stuff of greater duration. We called it "long, slow base," as distinguished from the strength focused or...
01-17-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,037
Posted By Clyde1820

Would love to. And I do, when the task is a...

Would love to. And I do, when the task is a relatively briefer one, with lighter snow.

But with old injuries that severely affect my stability, my days are long gone regarding attempting to...
01-17-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,600
Posted By Clyde1820

Perhaps. Likely, he's probably pretty good at it...

Perhaps. Likely, he's probably pretty good at it by now. Who knows. But in a fight between a 30lb bike plus rider against a 4500lb vehicle + driver ... my quarter's on the car. If the "wrong"...
Forum: Foo
01-16-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,964
Posted By Clyde1820

Growing up, my father always did up the garage...

Growing up, my father always did up the garage work area that way, with a pegboard and outlines, each tool having its place. With a decent toolbox or two off to the side, to hold the miscellaneous...
01-16-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,124
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm assuming the estimates are roughly good ones,...

I'm assuming the estimates are roughly good ones, having taken into account all the obvious things. Advancements in medicine and treatment, changes in diet and lifestyle, changes in physical...
01-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By Clyde1820

Just checked it (the HyperShot 350). ...

Just checked it (the HyperShot 350).

Powered-on, I set it to the mode I want. Then, plugged into USB for charging. Stays in the in-use mode I had selected. I can then power-off the light, in...
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