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01-10-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​He came home a month ago with a bag of...

​​​​​​He came home a month ago with a bag of marijuana in his mouth. That's when I changed his name to Hood Rat. :lol:
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01-09-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My kitten came home with a collar in his mouth,...

My kitten came home with a collar in his mouth, and an Air Tag attached. No contact info. How am I supposed to return this? Its owner hasn't showed up looking for it, so apparently they don't know...
01-06-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Open source bike computer

https://github.com/hishizuka/pizero_bikecomputer
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Miles are distance, not steepness. A mile...

​​​​​​Miles are distance, not steepness. A mile in Florida and a mile in Colorado are the same length.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,220
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Miles are units of distance. Zwift miles count,...

Miles are units of distance. Zwift miles count, but you need to use a tape measure to determine how much distance you moved your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,562
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I honestly don't know the details of what kind of...

I honestly don't know the details of what kind of deal she got when her job ended, pre covid, and that isn't the point. I just know she didn't take care of herself and wound up in a situation all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,884
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Almost nothing. Buyers don't know if it's...

​​​​​​Almost nothing. Buyers don't know if it's still legit or if you've cancelled it. They're sold in blocks of thousands.

This is actually a pretty fascinating topic. Criminals are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,884
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a pair of race skis that cost $900 without...

I have a pair of race skis that cost $900 without bindings. Somehow I was able to get them for $80, the lady who used to own the shop had got a deal on them and this was one of the last sales she...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,884
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Interesting question. I can't give you a #, but...

Interesting question. I can't give you a #, but this is how I would decide:

What do I want from carbon rims?

I'm not willing to spend anything on a set that doesn't give me what I want.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,562
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is one of the benefits of eBikes becoming...

This is one of the benefits of eBikes becoming popular. People who would never ride a "real" bike are buying eBikes; they see cyclist safety as something that applies to them now. More of us is good...
12-27-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By Seattle Forrest

What did you expect the BF brain trust to be able...

What did you expect the BF brain trust to be able to do for you about this? We can't go back in time and change an existing product in the world to be something different. This is a discussion...
12-27-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Truly the measure of a great blood pressure...

​​​​​​Truly the measure of a great blood pressure monitor.
12-24-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I skied Wednesday, it's a tradition. It was -6F...

I skied Wednesday, it's a tradition. It was -6F when I parked the car, -14F when I got back 4 hours later. It got down to -30F that night, I was worried about my car being able to start and get me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​People cheat at marathons when there's no...

​​​​​​People cheat at marathons when there's no prize for anyone. A friend of mine ran a marathon this year where somebody ran a few miles, got in a car and drove toward the finish line, and ran the...
12-12-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​It doesn't even make sense to want a gpx...

​​​​​​It doesn't even make sense to want a gpx activity file without time stamps. Those are necessary for other stuff to work. There's probably no setting for this because it should never be off.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,902
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My favorite climbs are short (ish) and very...

My favorite climbs are short (ish) and very steep.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3707/33267142302_439f35c7d7_o_d.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,902
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Dude, relax. We're talking about riding bikes up...

Dude, relax. We're talking about riding bikes up hills.
11-27-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'm not saying people like you don't exist, I'm...

I'm not saying people like you don't exist, I'm saying for every one of you there are 100 cyclists riding 5 hours a week. The non solar 1040 gets 40? hours to a charge, that's more than a month for...
11-25-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The closest I come is occasionally skate skiing,...

The closest I come is occasionally skate skiing, which is much harder than cycling.
11-18-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By Seattle Forrest

When I hiked from Cascade Pass to Stehekin I...

When I hiked from Cascade Pass to Stehekin I didn't see another human for two full days. Saw the most incredible sunset of my life though.
11-18-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By Seattle Forrest

OP asked for info he needs. A completely...

OP asked for info he needs. A completely unrelated rant isn't helpful to him or anybody else. You're being rude.
11-17-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Maybe you shouldn't be throwing the word "dumb"...

Maybe you shouldn't be throwing the word "dumb" around, considering. Just saying.
11-16-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Be aware this is an area of technology that is...

Be aware this is an area of technology that is changing rapidly. If you prioritize having this now, you don't have much choice besides the devices mentioned above. If you're the kind of person who...
11-16-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Both the inReach and SPOT work through the...

Both the inReach and SPOT work through the Iridium satellite constellation and do not require cellular coverage. But they have a monthly fee.
11-09-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Interesting weird health and fitness study

You don't have to lift weight, you just have to lower it. ("Negatives.")

https://www.ecu.edu.au/newsroom/articles/research/less-gym-time-same-results-why-lowering-weights-is-all-you-need-to-do
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,708
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The only thing people really need to know to come...

The only thing people really need to know to come to the answer is there are millions of carbon bikes being ridden every day, some of them have seen decades of service. Carbon fiber isn't inherently...
11-09-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Aesthetics is the point. I think that's a face...

Aesthetics is the point. I think that's a face only a mother could love, but people will buy it because they like it.
​​​​​
​​​​​​You're right about analogue hands being made of pixels, I do that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,708
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It would drope.

It would drope.
11-08-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 690
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Probably your watch will do everything a head...

Probably your watch will do everything a head unit will. You're mostly paying for a bigger screen, which is obviously easier to use on the bike.

Garmin has a "go back exactly the way I came"...
11-07-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By Seattle Forrest

To clarify. REI does a "20% off one item" sale a...

To clarify. REI does a "20% off one item" sale a few times a year, but GPS is excluded. You can use that discount on other Garmin products like a chest strap or power meter pedals, but not on an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,708
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Road cyclists are terrified of any...

​​​​​​Road cyclists are terrified of any technology newer than the derailleur.
11-05-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Garmins are nothing like smart phones in the...

Garmins are nothing like smart phones in the rain. In normal use the Edge units can feel slightly sluggish and not terribly sensitive; in even a light drizzle a phone seems hypersensitive and like a...
11-01-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I guess it depends on a lot of things, but the...

I guess it depends on a lot of things, but the amount of electricity you get from a small, stem sized solar panel for ?? minutes is unlikely to equal the amount of electricity it takes to move you...
10-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​From what I've seen and heard, the CSRs...

​​​​​​From what I've seen and heard, the CSRs that answer phones are more empowered to take care of customers than the ones who answer emails. When my Garmin watch died, years out of warranty, it...
10-23-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Call Garmin support on the phone, tell them...

Call Garmin support on the phone, tell them what's happening, await your replacement.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That doesn't look safe for actual riding.

That doesn't look safe for actual riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The fires are everywhere. McAlister Creek is...

The fires are everywhere. McAlister Creek is probably contributing the most to the Diablo area, but there are several on Ross Lake, a large one in the Chilliwack near Mount Baker, three large fires...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Seattle Forrest

North Cascades Highway - current

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x901/20221016_140536_626a5c73d04e71973a190d9af5d52771e20a0eed.jpg

I've posted a number of ride reports from this road over the years, and...
10-18-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My home internet is my cell phone in mobile...

My home internet is my cell phone in mobile hotspot mode. Garmin Express works fine this way, I use it to sync (occasionally), update the device software, and even the maps.

Your 830 and Express...
10-18-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 978
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Are you lost?

Are you lost?
10-14-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 978
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​A skeptic is a person who needs to see...

​​​​​​A skeptic is a person who needs to see something is true before believing it, a cynic is a person that is gullible to their own sense of distrust. I'm not posting to make fun of anybody, this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,074
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How would you know? Did your brother study...

How would you know? Did your brother study linguini in college??
10-12-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 530
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've never deleted activities from any Garmin....

I've never deleted activities from any Garmin. Ever. I've done more than 200 activities this year. No downside to this. Where did you get the idea you have to manually delete the old ones? :foo:
10-12-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 530
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Mine says my heat acclimation is going up,...

​​​​​​Mine says my heat acclimation is going up, but, to be fair, I'm getting a sunburn right now in my shorts and I need to water the garden.

The way the heat acclimation feature works, it needs...
10-12-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,072
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There's a thread in road from when this was...

There's a thread in road from when this was released. People are talking about workflow with the video clips, some people love it some hate it.

Your best bet is r/Garmin for this kind of info...
10-11-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If you can describe any more of the pattern or...

If you can describe any more of the pattern or steps you go through (like pausing a ride, using resume later, etc) I'll try to reproduce this. I'm pretty sure mine is the 515.
10-11-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've only had one experience when the radar...

I've only had one experience when the radar picked up mystery ghost cars that absolutely weren't there. I was riding gravel, explored a side trail, and picked the bike up and rotated it 180 degrees...
10-11-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You're not going to get a smart phone or auto GPS...

You're not going to get a smart phone or auto GPS experience out of a bike computer. They function very differently. You will have have to choose whether the software features or form factor is...
10-10-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Here are some forums with people who might be...

Here are some forums with people who might be able to answer your question. I'm sorry I can't just give you links, for some bizarre reason this site isn't capable.

https://www.red...
10-09-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Heavy-load exercise in older adults

Heavy-load exercise in older adults activates vasculogenesis and has a stronger impact on muscle gene expression than in young adults...
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