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03-04-24, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By woodway

The visor does not catch enough wind to matter....

The visor does not catch enough wind to matter. The visor is helpful in the sun. It's really helpful in the rain.
02-09-24, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By woodway

Heck yes! It's a short detour off 970 but scenic!...

Heck yes! It's a short detour off 970 but scenic!

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02-04-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By woodway

Nice. I was curious on how adventuresome you were...

Nice. I was curious on how adventuresome you were planning to be.

Highway 97 can get really busy - lot's of trucks and throw in lot's of RV's on weekends. Generally OK shoulder but there are...
12-28-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By woodway

Year-round Seattle bike commuter here. I ride in...

Year-round Seattle bike commuter here. I ride in the rain a lot. Conti GP5K 32c tubeless tires. Very happy with the grip on wet roads (and dry ones too).
12-24-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,874
Posted By woodway

Bad: Got hit by a car in January 2023. Separated...

Bad: Got hit by a car in January 2023. Separated my AC.

Good: Bike was OK. Shoulder has mostly healed. Got plenty of riding in: Road, Gravel, MTB. Made my 5000 mile goal for the year. Grateful for...
11-11-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By woodway

Really enjoyed the photos from your tour. Very...

Really enjoyed the photos from your tour. Very cool! Thanks for sharing the link.
06-16-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,015
Posted By woodway

Nice pics mtnbud !

Nice pics mtnbud !
Forum: Commuting
03-17-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,631
Posted By woodway

DiNotte Lighting :: Products...

DiNotte Lighting :: Products (http://dinottelighting.com/Products.htm)

Expensive as hell. I mean, seriously expensive especially compared to the chinese stuff you can buy. But great quality,...
03-17-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By woodway

I've been commuting in it 3 days/week all winter....

I've been commuting in it 3 days/week all winter. I don't mind it. Typical winter day when I go home over the 520 bridge the bike counter will be under 150 riders. Rode home last night (Thursday) and...
01-23-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,722
Posted By woodway

Here are a few from the 2nd year I did Cycle...

Here are a few from the 2nd year I did Cycle Oregon, where we went up into Washington.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,040
Posted By woodway

Well there you have it. What a crappy design by...

Well there you have it. What a crappy design by Shimano. They should be ashamed to release something like that into the wild. People see a USB port, they are going to plug into the USB port. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-23, 12:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,040
Posted By woodway

As it turns out. I do design electronics for a...

As it turns out. I do design electronics for a living, specifically Im running a team that designs battery chargers 😀

I wont call Shimano, but I did take a look at the manual for the di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-23, 10:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,040
Posted By woodway

It's the opposite - slow charging is better for a...

It's the opposite - slow charging is better for a battery. Fast charging generates heat inside the battery and the heat accelerates the battery aging process.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-23, 10:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,040
Posted By woodway

OK, that's where I thought you were going. From...

OK, that's where I thought you were going. From what I can see the internal battery has a 500mah capacity. An older PC could take several hours to charge the battery, but it will eventually charge. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,674
Posted By woodway

For ten years I have been applying a thin coat of...

For ten years I have been applying a thin coat of this to my DT Swiss 350 ratchet with zero issues: PPL-2 PolyLube 1000 Lubricant (Tub) | Park Tool...
12-09-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By woodway

My daily commuter/all-around gravel bike is a...

My daily commuter/all-around gravel bike is a Habanero disc cross frame. I've got just over 62,000 miles on the frame. Mark at Habanero is super helpful. Highly recommend.
11-18-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,962
Posted By woodway

fooferdoggie "The Beast". Appropriate for that...

fooferdoggie "The Beast". Appropriate for that rig. Love it!
11-18-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,962
Posted By woodway

Up to 15. zandoval you can be an honorary member...

Up to 15. zandoval you can be an honorary member since your location is Texas. jonny wong how are the wheels?
11-10-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,733
Posted By woodway

Well, I cannot help you on the trail, had never...

Well, I cannot help you on the trail, had never heard of it before. But thanks for posting!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,074
Posted By woodway

Yes. When I bike commute to work, I have one in...

Yes. When I bike commute to work, I have one in my pannier. On regular road rides, I have one that I stick into a jersey pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,074
Posted By woodway

No experience with those tires, sorry, but this...

No experience with those tires, sorry, but this is a game-changer for mounting GP-5000's. I carry one with me when I ride.

Amazon.com: Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack, Black : Automotive...
10-01-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,233
Posted By woodway

If I am riding by myself, with no expectation of...

If I am riding by myself, with no expectation of anyone around me, I am going to air blow away. If someone gets on my wheel unannounced, then they will get the full experience of riding behind me...
08-21-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,147
Posted By woodway

If you can afford it, get a 2nd set of wheels....

If you can afford it, get a 2nd set of wheels. I've got a Ti Cross Bike that I ride both road and gravel. Two sets of wheels - set one has 700x32c GP5000 mounted for road riding, set two has 700x45c...
08-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,678
Posted By woodway

I love running 32's on my "do everything" Ti...

I love running 32's on my "do everything" Ti Cross Bike. Since I'll never ride in the TdF, I don't really need to worry about aerodynamics. The 32's handle the wide variety of road surfaces I ride...
07-23-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,605
Posted By woodway

Washington State. The "Idaho Stop" became legal...

Washington State. The "Idaho Stop" became legal here in October 2020.
07-23-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,605
Posted By woodway

I give cops a wave. My oldest son is a cop and...

I give cops a wave. My oldest son is a cop and given what he experiences every day, I cannot help but respect our LEO's who serve and protect. So a little acknowledging wave is a small thing.
...
04-22-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,098
Posted By woodway

I also have a ticket to ride RAMROD this year....

I also have a ticket to ride RAMROD this year. This will be my 3rd time, but the last time I rode it was 10 years ago. Not sure what made me sign up again? Senility? Insanity?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 653,387
Posted By woodway

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Central Washington State, USA
04-03-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By woodway

Haha, yes, it's one of those oh cr%p! moments....

Haha, yes, it's one of those oh cr%p! moments. But this will be my 3rd time, so at least I know what I am in for.
04-01-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By woodway

Well that's a bummer. Where is your place on the...

Well that's a bummer. Where is your place on the waiting list? I seem to remember that if you are at or below around 300 you have a good shot at getting in.

I made it through. Let the training...
03-12-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By woodway

I entered. Last time I rode RAMROD was in 2012....

I entered. Last time I rode RAMROD was in 2012. I'm taking a sabbatical from work this summer and decided "why not?".

I actually had a ticket in 2020. Covid killed that and they moved the ticket...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,417
Posted By woodway

In the city where my office is located, I have...

In the city where my office is located, I have seen the traffic light technician adjust the sensitivity using a bicycle rim mounted on a board. Most of the cities around here have a white X or...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 653,387
Posted By woodway

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Central Washington State, USA
11-27-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,033
Posted By woodway

The right tools for the job. ...

The right tools for the job.
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10-04-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,336
Posted By woodway

In 2020, 6,337.6 miles and 400,108 feet. 60yo.

In 2020, 6,337.6 miles and 400,108 feet. 60yo.
10-01-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,626
Posted By woodway

I can still ride no-hands, but to be comfortable...

I can still ride no-hands, but to be comfortable I have to shift back in the saddle and sit straight up. As soon as I lean forward the slightest bit, I start to feel unstable and have to grab the...
09-05-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,424
Posted By woodway

Reecer Creek Rd./FS3500 above Ellensburg is one...

Reecer Creek Rd./FS3500 above Ellensburg is one of my favorites. The climb starts gently at Smithson Rd./US97 but really ramps up as you get higher. From Smithson/US97, it's about a 3800 ft. climb in...
07-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,204
Posted By woodway

Sorry! My apologies and I will try to do a better...

Sorry! My apologies and I will try to do a better job in the future. I'm sensitive because I have a son who is Seattle PD, and I hear what he deals with every day and the impact it has on him as a...
07-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,204
Posted By woodway

This statement shows a lack of lack of respect...

This statement shows a lack of lack of respect for the men and women in the Seattle PD that are trying to do a good job under difficult circumstances.

Getting ticketed for not putting a foot down...
07-26-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By woodway

Plenty of hoo-ha you live East of the Cascades....

Plenty of hoo-ha you live East of the Cascades. The North Cascades highway has been closed for a couple of weeks due to wildfire, there is another large fire north of Winthrop and a whole bunch of...
05-08-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,322
Posted By woodway

Don't forget about the Strava Global heatmap. The...

Don't forget about the Strava Global heatmap. The most ridden routes are most ridden for a reason.
03-20-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By woodway

I'll say May 25th.

I'll say May 25th.
09-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,204
Posted By woodway

Specifically, at the bottom of the hill below the...

Specifically, at the bottom of the hill below the MI Community Center, LOL!

But, also I have seen cyclists stopped on the Burke-Gilman at the stop signs in Lake Forest Park.
08-30-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,794
Posted By woodway

You rode right past my house on this ride SF. I...

You rode right past my house on this ride SF. I go up that climb onto Lookout Mountain on a regular basis (on my mountain bike) as a quick workout :)

There are many possible loops off Blewett...
04-11-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By woodway

Keep it up SF, very helpful.

Keep it up SF, very helpful.
12-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,889
Posted By woodway

Yes, already got the info that my coverage is...

Yes, already got the info that my coverage is creditable. My concern is more with the wording in the SSA medicare document that seems to imply if she signs up for Part A only and then I lose my...
11-28-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,682
Posted By woodway

+1 on this. I'm 60 and still do big...

+1 on this.

I'm 60 and still do big backcountry rides in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The big differences from riding these trails in my 30's to today:
1. The equipment is so much...
08-14-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,138
Posted By woodway

5 days a week, year-round for the last ten years....

5 days a week, year-round for the last ten years. My current commute is a little over 30 miles a day.

Build up to full time commuting. Ride extra one week, back off the next. Listen to your...
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