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07-29-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,260
Posted By Seattle Forrest

None are so blind as those who refuse to see. ;)

None are so blind as those who refuse to see. ;)
07-29-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I had an 800 for 10 years. That thing was...

I had an 800 for 10 years. That thing was ancient, but the touch screen worked fine. Rain, gloves, whatever. It's not a smartphone. Probably the extremely low resolution of all Garmins helps with...
07-29-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Yep I like this a lot. Makes drivers more...

​​​​​​Yep I like this a lot. Makes drivers more aware of my presence. Also the fact that it changes in response to them is unusual, and hence attention getting.

A friend I ride with sometimes...
07-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I think it can do that. For other people. ...

​​​​​​I think it can do that. For other people. 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,388
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Track stand is a valuable skill, like a bunny...

Track stand is a valuable skill, like a bunny hop. I think it's like a plank, where beyond a certain point there stops being much benefit. For me, that's a long red light, or how long it takes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,388
Posted By Seattle Forrest

They're trying to get in on the ground floor. ...

They're trying to get in on the ground floor. They know you're going to be crushing races soon and they want to leech off your fame and wealth. Also, have you ever thought about being an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 307
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is the content I come here for. :love:

This is the content I come here for. :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,388
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You think he dropes the hamer and dials it up to...

You think he dropes the hamer and dials it up to 400 watts on her?
07-29-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's usually the second one that gets you. ...

It's usually the second one that gets you. Knowing there's a second one prevents that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,388
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I bet those pedals were making up for...

​​​​​​I bet those pedals were making up for insecurity about not having enough chain inches. :innocent:
07-29-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't think it has anything to do with when you...

I don't think it has anything to do with when you last synced or anything, I think your ride has to meet certain conditions over the first 10 to 15 minutes for it to calculate. Don't know what those...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I put 5 psi less in the front than the back. ...

I put 5 psi less in the front than the back. Like you, there's only so far I'm going with this.
07-28-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There are a lot of apps and devices (think...

There are a lot of apps and devices (think watches) that count steps and use GPS for walking the way cyclists use it. Some of them have the phone bark at you, either status updates like you heard,...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 377
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That stuff is so good though. Probably the tears...

That stuff is so good though. Probably the tears of the marginalized workers that give it that je ne sais quoa.
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 254
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I worked with a lady years ago who bought...

​​​​​​I worked with a lady years ago who bought some kind of vibrating plate and was surprised she didn't lose weight by standing on it. I feel like if that worked, everybody would be skinny. Why...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 254
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Maybe it's just the engineer in me, but...

​​​​​​Maybe it's just the engineer in me, but solutions that obviously didn't work are bad solutions.
07-28-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By Seattle Forrest

For what it's worth, this didn't come up on...

For what it's worth, this didn't come up on yesterday's ride, but still showed on the watch as a data field. The few rides before yesterday's all had a performance condition alert.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

🤯 Better you than me! 😳

🤯

Better you than me! 😳
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The bone shaker!!

The bone shaker!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My Enves are 25 mm internal, I remember them...

My Enves are 25 mm internal, I remember them feeling squishy and not precise when I got them and went through finding the right pressure. Don't remember what it took.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,388
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I went to clippless pedals a ton of years ago...

I went to clippless pedals a ton of years ago after getting a repetitive stress pain in knee on a very long ride. I've been riding all my life, had been using straps for a decade or more at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,388
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Hikers say "a pound on your foot is like five on...

Hikers say "a pound on your foot is like five on your back." 🙂
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 766
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I mostly posted that because I read a few replies...

I mostly posted that because I read a few replies that said people weren't sure what close friends means. I don't know, there's a pretty wide range, that's on the closer side. I brought my bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Ah, ok, thanks. I didn't realize optimal meant...

Ah, ok, thanks. I didn't realize optimal meant fastest specifically. Vs most comfortable, least likely to pinch, or whatever balance of qualities any particular rider is looking for. Hence my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

What does real world testing demonstrate with...

What does real world testing demonstrate with regard to optimal tire pressure? What result would tell you that 65 psi is optimal and 75 psi isn't?
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 766
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Mary texted me a while ago, "Do you have plans...

Mary texted me a while ago, "Do you have plans this weekend?" She was running a trail marathon Saturday, had just gone to the emergency room with chest pains, the tests were inconclusive about...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 766
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Just don't set lunch down and turn your back!

Just don't set lunch down and turn your back!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been using Vectors for most of 10 years,...

I've been using Vectors for most of 10 years, since the first ones. Lost the battery door once, Garmin sent me a new one free, that's the only problem I've ever had with them.

After looking at...
07-27-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Maps without touchscreen = barely worth having.

Maps without touchscreen = barely worth having.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 941
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I go anywhere from 65 to 80 psi depending what I...

I go anywhere from 65 to 80 psi depending what I plan to ride on. I weigh more than you.
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 766
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm saddened reading this thread. I love people...

I'm saddened reading this thread. I love people but also my alone time, so I've always got the idea that I'm on the less social end of the scale. I would prefer to have more close friends than I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By Seattle Forrest

El Salvador is tiny compared to eBay.

El Salvador is tiny compared to eBay.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Seattle Forrest

GP4ks were excellent tires. And tires have a...

GP4ks were excellent tires. And tires have a huge impact on how a bike rides. There are a ton of great tires now though. Starting to feel like a golden age.
Forum: Foo
07-25-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I just purchased a bear. Hope it arrives...

I just purchased a bear. Hope it arrives quickly. Need to go rub salmon and berries on the neighbor's car.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A Runner’s Guide to Connective Tissue...

A Runner’s Guide to Connective Tissue (https://runnersworldonline.com.au/guide-to-connective-tissue/)

Most connective tissues adapt to training, but there’s a catch: they adapt at a much slower...
Forum: Foo
07-24-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Seattle Forrest

https://img.ifunny.co/images/962964bad5b7e43a10955...

https://img.ifunny.co/images/962964bad5b7e43a1095509a575eb4d0da6c4632c3079fd2d8bd03f115c92bca_1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Look into Couch to 5k. You're probably already...

Look into Couch to 5k. You're probably already fit enough to run a mile or two but the connective tissue in your joints needs time to adapt to the impact of running.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'd get the Vectors and change them to SPD for...

I'd get the Vectors and change them to SPD for gravel!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Congratulations on the weight loss! I used...

Congratulations on the weight loss!

I used SPD pedals for many years, switched to Keo ones to run power meter pedals. Clipping in and out feels slightly different but it isn't the kind of thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,050
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think I'm gonna buy my next chain...

I think I'm gonna buy my next chain...
07-23-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Don't do an FTP ready for at least two weeks. ...

Don't do an FTP ready for at least two weeks. First, ride around the way you normally do, (1) collecting data on how you currently use power on a bike, and (2) getting more familiar with what the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,705
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Flat is so much harder for me to put out the same...

Flat is so much harder for me to put out the same power. On skis too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,705
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Power meters were more expensive when I bought my...

Power meters were more expensive when I bought my Vectors. I bought dual because $700 was more than I was willing to pay to not have the right number. It was the principal of it. 🙂

And then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,705
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A lot of people do unstructured training with...

A lot of people do unstructured training with power. That's good too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,705
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Yeah that's way too long to ride, we're talking...

Yeah that's way too long to ride, we're talking about bikes here. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,000
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's a data field for Garmins that will...

There's a data field for Garmins that will estimate your power in real time. I don't think these different estimates are fundamentally different, one may have some modest insight into wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,705
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been using a power meter for about or close...

I've been using a power meter for about or close to ten years. In all that time I've found exactly one stretch of road I can get a decent 20 MMP test in without having to drive my bike somewhere,...
07-22-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​You know I've heard different people say...

​​​​​​You know I've heard different people say different things about what it's "for" and I don't know how much Garmin has clarified. I've heard people say they've had days when they felt off but...
07-22-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Because I'm over 40 now 😡 I have a page set up on...

Because I'm over 40 now 😡 I have a page set up on my watch to show me the "cost" of what I'm doing. I think that makes me a decent rider is being able to ignore it in the moment, and then the next...
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