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01-30-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By canklecat

For my road bike rides, Kryptonite Mini 7, if I...

For my road bike rides, Kryptonite Mini 7, if I carry a lock at all. I don't often stop at stores on my road bike workout rides, usually carrying everything I need -- drinks, snacks, etc. If I do...
01-24-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,078
Posted By canklecat

I know the feeling. I've been hit by cars twice,...

I know the feeling. I've been hit by cars twice, with back and neck injuries. Six cracked vertebrae, two in each region. Injury related scoliosis. Cervical spine stenosis described as "severe" on the...
01-19-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,653
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Views: 589,486
Posted By canklecat

Technically arrived to this thread in November...

Technically arrived to this thread in November 2022 after turning 65. But I forgot how the internet works after 65.
01-09-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By canklecat

Sounds familiar. Persistent vertigo was the...

Sounds familiar. Persistent vertigo was the longest lasting symptom I had from catching COVID in autumn 2021. The vertigo lasted until summer 2022 and kept me off the bike for months.

It was even...
01-08-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By canklecat

Before the pandemic slowed medical services to a...

Before the pandemic slowed medical services to a crawl and limited it to necessary procedures only, the VA did full body imaging to assess my injuries after having been hit by cars twice in less than...
01-07-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,124
Posted By canklecat

No problem, even with GPS I can still get lost...

No problem, even with GPS I can still get lost just fine.

It also helps that Google maps and others often lag behind new development, especially shake and bake McMansion developments built on...
01-06-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

Look for a spray & bake finish. Gun Kote and...

Look for a spray & bake finish. Gun Kote and others make 'em. Results vary. It worked great to restore the finish on some older Crosman and Daisy pellet guns made of mostly cast zinc that seemed to...
01-06-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 958
Posted By canklecat

Easiest way I've found to mount the Drift Ghost X...

Easiest way I've found to mount the Drift Ghost X to my bike helmets, using the supplied mounting shoes, is to ignore the excellent 3M tape and instead use Blue-Tak or equivalent Scotch brand...
01-04-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By canklecat

I haven't noticed any tingling from beta alanine....

I haven't noticed any tingling from beta alanine. I do from niacin. I suspect the main reason niacin is included in some energy drinks is specifically for the tingling, slight burning sensation on...
01-02-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,004
Posted By canklecat

If Bo Diddley was still alive and rode a bike, I...

If Bo Diddley was still alive and rode a bike, I think he'd approve.
12-28-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By canklecat

Actually applied Texas "justice" is all over the...

Actually applied Texas "justice" is all over the map for property crimes (including vehicles), ranging from zero real consequences in overburdened major cities, to virtual lifetime indentured...
12-28-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By canklecat

Don't assume the thief will hesitate to attempt...

Don't assume the thief will hesitate to attempt to sell it publicly. If you watch enough videos of encounters with bike and motorcycle thieves, they tend to be utter morons, stoners, unrepentant...
12-26-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,230
Posted By canklecat

Speaking only for myself (oblgatory disclaimer),...

Speaking only for myself (oblgatory disclaimer), the main reason I've tended to avoid any training other than riding and running is because... I just wanna hop on my bike and ride, or lace up my...
12-26-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,756
Posted By canklecat

We were promised jetpacks. They lied.

We were promised jetpacks.

They lied.
12-23-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,230
Posted By canklecat

I've done bodyweight exercises for years,...

I've done bodyweight exercises for years, starting in 2014 after finally determining to recover from serious neck and back injuries I experienced after my car was t-boned in 2001. Cracked six...
12-23-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

Heh, I had the Creeple People, Thingmaker and...

Heh, I had the Creeple People, Thingmaker and Plastigoop kits too. Not quite as dangerous as "Junior's First Atomic Reactor" kit but close enough to keep the pediatric docs busy for a few years until...
12-22-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if the doc...

Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if the doc literally approximated that with super glue. I've had finger gashes and splits about like that and they just taped 'em together. The flesh healed with almost...
12-18-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By canklecat

Right you are. I was dredging up faulty memories...

Right you are. I was dredging up faulty memories from about 30 years ago when I got into collecting during the 1990s, a second golden era for many of us, as the Sen. Dole sponsored act helped...
12-11-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,397
Posted By canklecat

Walking is great for maintaining base aerobic and...

Walking is great for maintaining base aerobic and leg strength fitness while recovering when we can't ride. Especially if you can develop a gliding, low-impact speed-walking form.

Back in 2018...
12-09-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By canklecat

An easy spin on the indoor trainer works best for...

An easy spin on the indoor trainer works best for me. Which reminds me, I need to set up the trainer again in the living room so I can watch TV or movies. More relaxing for long easy spins, no...
12-07-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By canklecat

Many US manufacturers best known for non-firearms...

Many US manufacturers best known for non-firearms products have some history of making military firearms, especially for WWII, to gear up quickly. Most of them were good quality, due in part to clear...
12-07-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

Absolutely. The main reason I got latex tubes was...

Absolutely. The main reason I got latex tubes was for the comfort on our increasingly coarse, harsh chipseal roads. Lower rolling resistance is just a plus, and I'm not fast enough for it to matter...
12-06-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By canklecat

mRNA vaccine research isn't new. It's been around...

mRNA vaccine research isn't new. It's been around for many years. But even after the 2004 SARS outbreak development was stalled because the first SARS outbreak didn't become a full blown pandemic....
12-05-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By canklecat

None in particular. Resuming more walking in...

None in particular. Resuming more walking in 2018, in addition to cycling, and running in early 2020 strengthened my feet, legs and knees. If anything I have fewer problems with my feet related to...
12-05-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,227
Posted By canklecat

Most of us old enough to be participating in the...

Most of us old enough to be participating in the 50+ forum had multiple doses of some vaccines, but probably have forgotten. That wasn't unusual in the 1950s-'60s, and still common for some...
12-03-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By canklecat

Well done. Yeah, about a year after I resume...

Well done. Yeah, about a year after I resume cycling in 2015 after a 30+ year hiatus, I got bored with the flattish trails and realized that if I wanted to explore the rest of my area I'd need to...
12-02-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 958
Posted By canklecat

Back around 2016-2018 when I used an Ion Speed...

Back around 2016-2018 when I used an Ion Speed Pro with about 90 minute runtime (when new, gradually decreased to 30 or so minutes per charge), mounted on my helmet I used a generic USB power pack...
12-01-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,450
Posted By canklecat

That explains the disappearance of the '87 red...

That explains the disappearance of the '87 red and white Ironman that was parked, apparently abandoned, in downtown Fort Worth for a couple of years. For a year or so I watched that bike, looking for...
11-23-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like you sorted out the issue. I've used...

Sounds like you sorted out the issue. I've used several cameras for cycling videos, some of which were specifically designed as action/traffic documentary cameras.

Some action/documentary video...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By canklecat

I used to avoid long rest breaks because my legs...

I used to avoid long rest breaks because my legs got heavy and stiff. When I couldn't keep up with the no-drop A group rides anymore, I quit riding those because they had to wait a minute or longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By canklecat

My diet and rest before a significant ride matter...

My diet and rest before a significant ride matter more than what I eat during a ride. I don't do long, hard rides anymore due to chronic neck pain from cervical spine stenosis, so it's pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By canklecat

Drift Ghost X may be the best value in a...

Drift Ghost X may be the best value in a no-frills ride documentary video camera. I've been using a pair for more than two years (might be three years in December, I'd need to check my purchase...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,046
Posted By canklecat

My 1989 Centurion Ironman still has the original...

My 1989 Centurion Ironman still has the original 7-speed indexed downtube shifters. I've ridden fast group rides, long casual group rides, solo centuries and snagged some of my personal best times on...
11-11-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I preferred the Nautilus machines because...

Yeah, I preferred the Nautilus machines because the workouts were quick and efficient. But I wasn't trying to get swole. Just adding some strength without bulk or sacrificing flexibility.

Back in...
11-11-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Nautilus machines. I usually disliked the...

Ditto, Nautilus machines. I usually disliked the weight machines and free weights in most gyms, and, as an amateur boxer, back then most coaches discouraged weight lifting. They said -- with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,402
Posted By canklecat

Assuming optimal conditioning for our age, etc.,...

Assuming optimal conditioning for our age, etc., I've found only a few cost effective bits of gear that made a significant difference:

The most aero position you can hold on any bike. Probably...
11-10-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,869
Posted By canklecat

It was worth wading through this thread's...

It was worth wading through this thread's narcissistic internet drama just for one good pun. Chapeau. :beer:
11-08-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By canklecat

Bulk Supplements...

Bulk Supplements (https://www.bulksupplements.com/). That's the name of the company. I've bought several products from them, no complaints: niacin, amino acids, plain whey protein, spinach or...
11-06-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 934
Posted By canklecat

Best to be cautious. Between amateur boxing (and...

Best to be cautious. Between amateur boxing (and know some pro boxers and former world champs), cycling (crashed a few times), and health care, seeing patients and family with concussions... it's a...
11-05-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,188
Posted By canklecat

Another C&V pet peeve that I'll pretend to be...

Another C&V pet peeve that I'll pretend to be indignant about, although I don't actually care one way or another... bibs and shorts that reach almost to the knee.

Real C&V men wear short shorts.
...
11-04-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By canklecat

I had a 1975 or '75 Motobecane Mirage, bought new...

I had a 1975 or '75 Motobecane Mirage, bought new back then for commuting to and from base when I was stationed in SoCal. All hi-ten frame and fork, so not lightweight, but a very comfortable ride....
11-04-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,188
Posted By canklecat

Jacques Anquetil was my first influence when I...

Jacques Anquetil was my first influence when I got into cycling sorta-seriously and occasional amateur racing in the 1970s. I set up my bikes the way he did his in the magazine photos: bar tipped...
11-04-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,382
Posted By canklecat

The specs, price and weight look good. If the...

The specs, price and weight look good. If the beam pattern is good, it's a keeper.
11-04-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,382
Posted By canklecat

If you do enough riding in the dark and want a...

If you do enough riding in the dark and want a headlight of quality comparable to a motorcycle or scooter, skip all of the single LED headlights: Light & Motion, NiteRider, Bontrager, Blackburn,...
11-02-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,148
Posted By canklecat

What is this "sleep pattern" of which you speak? ...

What is this "sleep pattern" of which you speak?

Seriously, I don't think I've ever developed a sleep pattern, at least not since childhood. Maybe my jobs had too many odd hours to ever develop...
10-31-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By canklecat

According to research, anxiety tends to elevate...

According to research, anxiety tends to elevate cortisol, which in turn tells the body to store fat. Especially around the middle. So we get skinny-fat -- lean, or healthy weight on most of the body,...
10-31-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,529
Posted By canklecat

If you're spinning and gassing out, switch to...

If you're spinning and gassing out, switch to mashing -- bigger gear, slower cadence.

If you're mashing and gassing out, try spinning.

You might find alternating between the two works for you....
10-24-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,197
Posted By canklecat

Yup, after nearly a year off the bike, I resumed...

Yup, after nearly a year off the bike, I resumed riding this summer, once or twice a week for up to an hour. My mileage is way down, from up to 6,000 miles in previous years to 1,200 miles in 2021...
10-23-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,197
Posted By canklecat

Winds this weekend were steady 20-25 mph with...

Winds this weekend were steady 20-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph, straight from the south. I explored a new route that was a fun 40 mph downhill blast with a tailwind, but I knew it was gonna cost me on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,916
Posted By canklecat

The only time I use a bell is on the MUP, which I...

The only time I use a bell is on the MUP, which I don't ride often. I like the Timber mountain bike bell because it can be flipped on to ring continuously. Sounds like a friendly ice cream truck....
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