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04-01-24, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,839
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree. I don't think anyone is really close right...

Agree. I don't think anyone is really close right now. They'll get there but I do think Trek has hit the feature set square on the head with the Domane+. I ordered one (the gravel bike SRAM...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-24, 03:21 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,784
Posted By JohnJ80

Pretty ridiculous exaggeration. In 12 years of...

Pretty ridiculous exaggeration. In 12 years of riding tubeless the most I've ever had to do is install a plug, which was in the tire in far less than a minute and I've only had to do that twice in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,085
Posted By JohnJ80

Most of my riding is in a rural setting so the...

Most of my riding is in a rural setting so the audio and visual cues are much appreciated and useful. I do find that when riding through a more urban setting it can get to be less useful. Either...
Forum: Touring
11-26-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,355
Posted By JohnJ80

I donít agree. Top quality rain gear breathes a...

I donít agree. Top quality rain gear breathes a LOT better than mediocre stuff especially if you keep it clean. I have a Showers Pass century jacket that has a giant overlapping vent on the back and...
Forum: Touring
11-21-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,086
Posted By JohnJ80

THere's a bit of a fallacy in this thinking....

THere's a bit of a fallacy in this thinking. There really is no lock that doesn't take <1minute with an angle grinder to cut through - even most U locks. It's not really about the time - it's about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,085
Posted By JohnJ80

Three points - 1. Iíve not had really good...

Three points -

1. Iíve not had really good luck with hailing ahead to pedestrians. Their responses in terms of movement are unpredictable especially if wearing earbuds and startled. Dogs on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,085
Posted By JohnJ80

I have had a LOT of experience with cameras on...

I have had a LOT of experience with cameras on bikes. I tend to find the the front camera is actually sufficient in most cases. I have both the Cycliq front and rear lights but I prefer to have the...
10-19-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,137
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes, I'm aware of the whole issue. The EU, just...

Yes, I'm aware of the whole issue. The EU, just like many localities in NA, is struggling with where and how to use them. I'm fairly sure that over time, it's going to be an ever widening usage of...
Forum: Touring
10-13-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,086
Posted By JohnJ80

Besides avoiding cities, I use a different...

Besides avoiding cities, I use a different approach. I use the Ottolock (most secure version) (https://www.ottodesignworks.com/shop/p/hexband)and then I have a Knog Scout alarm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By JohnJ80

We have a condo out in the mountains. May is not...

We have a condo out in the mountains. May is not going to work - snow isn't gone.

Also very key to acclimate to altitude. Part of that is hydrating heavily until you're peeing clear before you...
10-09-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,137
Posted By JohnJ80

You sound a lot like me before I got my...

You sound a lot like me before I got my lightweight e-bike (an mtb this one) last year. We live at around 700' ASL and we frequently ride at high altitude of 9,000-11,000 feet in the mountains. It...
10-09-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By JohnJ80

FWIW, I keep maintenance records on my bikes. ...

FWIW, I keep maintenance records on my bikes. Using wet lubes and even some of the more high tech ones (Rock n Roll etc...), I would typically get around 1200-1500 miles out of a chain. When I went...
10-08-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By JohnJ80

Probably more advantageous even for an e-bike due...

Probably more advantageous even for an e-bike due to the higher forces so a lubricant that was less slippery and held more dirt would do more damage to drivetrain over time.
09-07-23, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,041
Posted By JohnJ80

I would abandon it and get something that you...

I would abandon it and get something that you know works. The potential for catastrophe is high if you need it and itís not working.

my wife has been backpacking way off grid in the PNW...
Forum: Touring
09-01-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,355
Posted By JohnJ80

it IS waterproof. So if you dump water inside of...

it IS waterproof. So if you dump water inside of it, it will stay there. If you wear the sock on a bare leg with no rain pants your legs will get wet. The water on your legs runs down your legs due...
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,355
Posted By JohnJ80

We've been touring in Norway the last couple of...

We've been touring in Norway the last couple of years and to do that it's a requirement to have good rain gear. The good stuff is expensive, but it's worth it.

My two favorites are the Showers...
08-20-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly right. GPLama did a test on the different...

Exactly right. GPLama did a test on the different types - AirTags were far and away the better choice. Some of the others didn't even ping once, to the point of where they were pretty much...
07-22-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,041
Posted By JohnJ80

yeah, about that Ö. This kind of thing is not...

yeah, about that Ö. This kind of thing is not confidence inspiring.

this kind of thing is not the kind of equipment that you can tolerate that sort of issue. Iíd return it and let them get their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By JohnJ80

Free Range, but not Artisanal. Sorry.

Free Range, but not Artisanal. Sorry.
07-08-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,041
Posted By JohnJ80

Don't have the motorola version, but we've used...

Don't have the motorola version, but we've used the Garmin Inreach for years and it's been quite helpful. Haven't had to hit the SoS button but we did use it to help diagnose a daughter suffering...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,930
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes. Coefficient bars. sorry, I...

Yes. Coefficient bars.



sorry, I wasnít clear. Big fan of the coefficient bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,967
Posted By JohnJ80

we have the full zip ones. We probably have...

we have the full zip ones. We probably have around 20,000 miles on them. They work fine.

We do put a strap around the seat post and around the stem to reduce the surface area in the wind on one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,932
Posted By JohnJ80

thanks for the link. Iím signed up now.

thanks for the link. Iím signed up now.
02-22-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,780
Posted By JohnJ80

thank you. my wife tells me it's one of my most...

thank you. my wife tells me it's one of my most endearing qualities.
02-21-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,601
Posted By JohnJ80

I'd wait to see if they survive first - otherwise...

I'd wait to see if they survive first - otherwise no software updates on either the phone side or the computer side. But if they survive and don't default on their debt and get their liquidity...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,765
Posted By JohnJ80

I have a somewhat different take on chains. My...

I have a somewhat different take on chains. My experience has been that fine tuning the chainline has a lot to do with a quiet chain. Once that's done, then using the right lube makes all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,932
Posted By JohnJ80

If that's who owns Outside Inc, then the answer...

If that's who owns Outside Inc, then the answer is yes. Outside bought both Velonews and CyclingTips. I'm going to cancel my auto-renew subscription to both. I used to look forward to Dave Rome's...
09-29-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By JohnJ80

that sounds about right to me. I agree, thereís...

that sounds about right to me. I agree, thereís some cool things happening and theyíll be some interesting convergences between technologies.
09-28-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By JohnJ80

Basically itís just another form factor for of...

Basically itís just another form factor for of the rest of their inReach satellite communicators. Itís text only, has to be in direct view of the sky typically, and itís slow. Thatís the trade off...
09-27-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By JohnJ80

We have a mini that we take everywhere. That...

We have a mini that we take everywhere. That said, the new scheme Apple is coming out with looks very interesting and if it works like it's supposed to, then we'd probably ditch the mini since we...
09-26-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 31,855
Posted By JohnJ80

pretty much any headset youíd want to wear riding...

pretty much any headset youíd want to wear riding will have this problem. Itís not the headset itís the USB electronics in the battery.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,470
Posted By JohnJ80

I've traveled with a bike many times and I'm an...

I've traveled with a bike many times and I'm an engineer. I'm also a "million miler" with a lot of international travel experience on airlines. I hate renting a bike since something is always never...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By JohnJ80

They all interchange. The same battery and same...

They all interchange. The same battery and same charger are used for both eTap and AXS. We have both systems and we intermix the batteries all the time. In point of fact, I can't even tell which...
06-29-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,397
Posted By JohnJ80

Semantics. Coming from my days of offshore yacht...

Semantics. Coming from my days of offshore yacht racing in all weather, like any good navigator, I'm always skeptical of the gear. The people that have "faith" in the navigational systems and no...
06-28-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,397
Posted By JohnJ80

I believe most of them use both the GPS and the...

I believe most of them use both the GPS and the barometric sensor together. They do a good job keeping the other technology honest. I had the Wahoo ELEMNT when it first came out and the grade would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By JohnJ80

If I'm understanding this right, I'm kind of...

If I'm understanding this right, I'm kind of surprised that the LBS would install such a high liability part if they did not source it and knew it's history.

I don't think I'd mess with it since...
06-19-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,397
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep. I'm sure that's why the big feature is a...

Yep. I'm sure that's why the big feature is a hardware one. What's that Chinese Proverb? "The most important thing is that which is not being said." True here,I think. Where's the new whiz bang...
06-15-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,397
Posted By JohnJ80

I agree. They understand solar powered low power...

I agree. They understand solar powered low power electronics. A big part of that is low power computing and thatís the other side of this. They have that figured out too. But it also explains some...
06-15-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,397
Posted By JohnJ80

Yep, I think that is a good characterization of...

Yep, I think that is a good characterization of this.

I can also say this - with the rapid code sprints and aggressive update cycle that HH is holding too, you do see variation in the battery...
06-14-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,397
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, Garmin's software is probably really...

Yeah, Garmin's software is probably really difficult code base to deal with at this point with many years of extending it and lots of versions for different computers. I'd imagine that it's going to...
06-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,397
Posted By JohnJ80

turn off auto pause. the Karoo will shut off...

turn off auto pause.

the Karoo will shut off after no activity if no ride is started and auto pause is off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,828
Posted By JohnJ80

I do ... or did. This presumes at the start...

I do ... or did.

This presumes at the start that you have or will ditch the typically lousy insoles that come with cycling shoes. Invest in good ones.

1. Go see a podiatrist. Likely they...
05-19-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By JohnJ80

wow, thatís impressive battery life! Is that...

wow, thatís impressive battery life! Is that including workouts or just as a
smartwatch? Mine gets here on Tuesday.

the angle is pretty much the whole enchilada. Iíd have to go figure it out...
05-18-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,464
Posted By JohnJ80

yeah, I completely understand what youíre saying....

yeah, I completely understand what youíre saying. The tech is getting better and better every year but itís still not possible to get everything in one package. Doesnít help that expectations are...
05-17-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,464
Posted By JohnJ80

The Epix has, I think, more than adequate battery...

The Epix has, I think, more than adequate battery life for my use case. The 6 days number Garmin quotes seems to be borne out by reviewers and that works well for me.

Youíre right - Iím more...
05-16-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By JohnJ80

I think heís politely asking you to stay in topic...

I think heís politely asking you to stay in topic or move on. We all get it - you love sunscreen and think this is stupid.
05-16-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By JohnJ80

not so in the OPís case. He already has the watch...

not so in the OPís case. He already has the watch that measured sunlight lux which means no additional cost. Hence the question.
05-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,394
Posted By JohnJ80

I spent some time fooling with solar panels for...

I spent some time fooling with solar panels for charging reasons and what I found was that the angle of the panel to the sun has an enormous impact on the power output. I would guess that the power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,683
Posted By JohnJ80

Excellent! Enjoy.

Excellent! Enjoy.
04-19-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,940
Posted By JohnJ80

exactly right. taking out features or adding...

exactly right. taking out features or adding features is not an incremental subtract or add. Itís a big engineering effort and documentation effort for a market share of one unit.

the OP should...
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