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Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By njkayaker

Chains don't "stretch". They wear. That is, the...

Chains don't "stretch". They wear. That is, the apparent elongation is due to the chain wearing-out.
11-12-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

??? This makes no sense.

??? This makes no sense.
11-11-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: This is dumb. People have all...

:rolleyes: This is dumb.

People have all sorts of ways to know what time it is at night without wearing a watch. You don't need a $500+ GPS watch either.

Since you are having trouble: clearly,...
11-11-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

No, I didn't misunderstand what you wrote. ...

No, I didn't misunderstand what you wrote.

You are only surprised because they aren't using them in the way you imagine.

What's "expensive" mean? Some of them are cheaper (much cheaper) than...
11-11-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

You could have spent $60 and used your phone...

You could have spent $60 and used your phone (saving the money you spent on the watch).

And, maybe get more accurate data.
...
11-11-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

There are a lot of cyclists that don't need...

There are a lot of cyclists that don't need navigation.


I wonder if this is more about people that "just follow orders" given by the GPS.
...
11-11-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

Lots of phones have barometers. A HR monitor is...

Lots of phones have barometers. A HR monitor is $60?
11-11-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

It certainly isn't "everyone". A fair-number of...

It certainly isn't "everyone". A fair-number of people in my large bike club use phones.

And, some of the computers aren't that expensive (especially, compared to some of the GPS watches).

...
11-10-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By njkayaker

People aren’t buying these sorts of things...

People aren’t buying these sorts of things because of performance. If they are even driven, they probably have to be driven conservatively (to maintain value).

People buy them because they are...
11-09-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

Off course warnings are just basic track...

Off course warnings are just basic track following (it works without "turn guidance" enabled).


No, it's not a bug. All of the Edges work basically the same way. (It's possible the 1040 is...
11-09-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

Are you getting turn guidance (big white arrows)?...

Are you getting turn guidance (big white arrows)?

The Edges calculate a route (the secondary route that is used for turn guidance) that deviates from the loaded track when the loaded track goes...
11-08-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

The routing requires that you are following...

The routing requires that you are following roads/paths that are on the map installed on the device. Even when using the same route. If you are on paved roads, those will generally be on the map....
11-08-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By njkayaker

What watch? It's possible the watch will do...

What watch? It's possible the watch will do routing, which means you can see how well it would work for you.

People have mentioned the "return along same route" option. That should generally work...
11-07-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By njkayaker

Second this. If you can be patient, they...

Second this.

If you can be patient, they have sales with some-off of the Garmins.

They probably won't be as accommodating of returns as REI (REI is kind of unique in that regard).
11-07-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

We still have no idea how much OC rims would...

We still have no idea how much OC rims would reduce the frequency of that problem.
11-06-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

Maybe, they aren't as aerodynamic. Though, that...

Maybe, they aren't as aerodynamic. Though, that shouldn't matter for mountain biking.
11-06-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,265
Posted By njkayaker

"5G" is mostly a buzzword in that article (like...

"5G" is mostly a buzzword in that article (like "blockchain" is). All the stuff that article talks about can be done easily without 5G (or blockchain).

"5G" is just a faster version of...
11-05-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By njkayaker

The touch screen Garmins have an option to lock...

The touch screen Garmins have an option to lock the screen.
11-04-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

I said that already (basically). I think this...

I said that already (basically). I think this makes more sense. Disk brakes don't have a benefit to the manufacturer either but the user is clear bout the advantages (the benefits of OC rims isn't as...
11-04-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

If OC is so great, why did they stop making them?...

If OC is so great, why did they stop making them?

(There have been all sorts of odd wheel configurations that were tried and abandoned.)

I'm not saying there isn't an advantage to OC rims. It...
11-04-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

There are all sorts of really-noticeable odd (not...

There are all sorts of really-noticeable odd (not very conservative) things that change all the time about mountain bikes that OC rims wouldn't even register. "Conservatism" isn't a big deal for the...
11-03-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,215
Posted By njkayaker

Your comparison of insurance to lotteries shows...

Your comparison of insurance to lotteries shows you are nowhere near "fully understanding this".


[/QUOTE]
You contradict your earlier statement by pounding on the idea that insurance is a...
11-03-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,215
Posted By njkayaker

No. Insurance exists to reduce risk....

No.

Insurance exists to reduce risk. Lotteries aren't doing that.

Essentially, the point of insurance is to spread the risk (cost of a loss) across a population. That is, everybody is bearing...
11-03-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

Sure, OC rims exist. How common are they on...

Sure, OC rims exist. How common are they on mountain bikes? Maybe, they are already the norm there. If OC had a big advantage, they should already be common on mountain bikes.
11-03-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

Because this difference doesn't end up mattering...

Because this difference doesn't end up mattering much in the real world.


There doesn't seem much conservatism in mountain bikers. If OC rims had a significant useful real world advantage, they...
11-03-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

Err. Yeah. I wonder if some rims will the...

Err. Yeah.

I wonder if some rims will the higher-count "rear" wheel for the front (and use an even higher count for the rear).

It still might be significantly cheaper not to also produce the...
11-03-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

More expensive to manufacture and...

More expensive to manufacture and stock/distribute.

With centered rims, you only need to make one part. With off-centered rims, you need to make (and stock/distribute) two parts.
11-03-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,211
Posted By njkayaker

Yes. The brake tracks are in the same place as...

Yes. The brake tracks are in the same place as centered rims. It's the arc between the parallel brake surfaces that is off center.
11-03-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,265
Posted By njkayaker

Was it "berated by many"? TCAS is required...

Was it "berated by many"?

TCAS is required for planes with 10+ passengers. Planes are already part of a coordinated system. So, adding TCAS didn't change much. (Planes are also much more...
11-03-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,265
Posted By njkayaker

It's a "boil the ocean" solution. It wouldn't be...

It's a "boil the ocean" solution. It wouldn't be very useful unless it was very wide-spread.

Things like the Varia (or helmets) don't require a complete network to be useful (to the person using...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By njkayaker

I'm not sure how much testing Garmin does at...

I'm not sure how much testing Garmin does at those distances. Centuries are kinda normal and 200ks are close. I haven't heard of issues with longer rides on newer units. So, I think they should work....
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By njkayaker

The position of the bar seems rather peculiar....

The position of the bar seems rather peculiar. Since this isn't the apparent regular way they are positioned, it's not surprising they unstable to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By njkayaker

How long are these routes? The turn-guidance...

How long are these routes? The turn-guidance should work for routes as long as 200 miles.

The turn guidance (big white arrows) should be working for these too.

Note that you can see the list of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By njkayaker

All of the file types contain a track *. That's...

All of the file types contain a track *. That's the basis for navigation. For the map pop up (with the big white arrows), you need to have "turn guidance" enabled.

For the little pop-ups with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By njkayaker

I explain the difference in post #6.

I explain the difference in post #6.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By njkayaker

Navigation will be more reliable with the map...

Navigation will be more reliable with the map screen on (and looking at it periodically). It's not that unusual to just miss an announcement and, sometimes, the unit won't announce when you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By njkayaker

The Edges don't use waypoints for navigation. I...

The Edges don't use waypoints for navigation. I guess you are talking about the places you are clicking on in the route planner. These aren't really "waypoints" and these don't get included as...
10-27-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By njkayaker

But they don't have the feature you are looking...

But they don't have the feature you are looking for that the M1 has.
Replies: 22
Views: 5,333
Posted By njkayaker

Why arenít you talking to a podiatrist? I...

Why arenít you talking to a podiatrist?

I doubt it was the sock (unless they are Kevlar).
10-18-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

It seems you are dense. You are definitely having...

It seems you are dense. You are definitely having trouble following the thread.

It's bizarre that anybody thinks that wanting to know the number of employees before (and during and after) COVID is...
10-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

None of that is a reason not to know the other...

None of that is a reason not to know the other information.
10-18-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

Is the "softening of the used bike market"...

Is the "softening of the used bike market" relative to the hot COVID market or to pre-COVID levels? Knowing the relative staffing levels pre-COVID, COVID, and post-COVID means you know more about...
10-18-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

You are taking your denseness and beating me over...

You are taking your denseness and beating me over the head with it.
10-18-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

This is silly. There's no "hindsight" in...

This is silly. There's no "hindsight" in expecting you might step on something on a dirty street (it would be stupid not to expect that risk).


This is an important part of the story. It seems...
10-18-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

You are just being dense. Calling it a...

You are just being dense. Calling it a "contraction" misses the important part. It was in quotes as a warning not to take the usage too seriously.
10-18-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

i'm not arguing any of that. [/QUOTE] Right...

i'm not arguing any of that.
[/QUOTE]
Right after arguing it.


No one was wondering what "contraction" meant.
10-18-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

Knowing why there was a "contraction" is useful...

Knowing why there was a "contraction" is useful information. He's only "correct" if your goal is a lack of understanding.

It certainly "matters" whether that contraction is a return to normal...
10-18-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

No, this makes no sense. The layoffs are a...

No, this makes no sense. The layoffs are a current event. That you didn't expect there would be all sorts of corrections after COVID run-ups just means you aren't paying attention.
10-18-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,915
Posted By njkayaker

You aren't using "hindsight" correctly. The...

You aren't using "hindsight" correctly.

The layoffs are a current event. No one is looking back at them.

The issue is understanding what the layoffs (as a current event) means.

Everybody...
10-18-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: Moving goal posts is "changing the...

:rolleyes: Moving goal posts is "changing the game".
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