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Forum: Foo
06-02-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By canklecat

I was gonna mention Fred's best roles were as Gus...

I was gonna mention Fred's best roles were as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff (I still quote his line "F-----g A, bubba" way too often), and Henry Miller in Henry and June. I still crack up over his...
Forum: Foo
06-02-22, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By canklecat

Those were some of my local cycling buds. Most of...

Those were some of my local cycling buds. Most of 'em ride fixed and usually ride two or three map-patterns around Fort Worth (panther shaped, a couple others) but that day on a whim decided to ride...
Forum: Foo
06-02-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By canklecat

Plot holes. And lots of Little Trees pine...

Plot holes.

And lots of Little Trees pine air fresheners.
Forum: Foo
06-02-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By canklecat

I have narrow feet with high arches, which limits...

I have narrow feet with high arches, which limits my choice of running shoes. Nike, Brooks and many others are much too wide and overlap cinched down enough to keep my feet from flopping around. Even...
Forum: Foo
05-05-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By canklecat

Most combustible job in rock 'n' roll.

Most combustible job in rock 'n' roll.
05-04-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,391
Posted By canklecat

I wouldn't expect to see widespread adoption of...

I wouldn't expect to see widespread adoption of laws protecting cyclists from malevolent drivers, including rolling coal. We're in a bizarro world in which a guy can randomly shoot an unidentified...
04-26-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,391
Posted By canklecat

That's an incredibly stupid and reckless thing to...

That's an incredibly stupid and reckless thing to do in Texas right about now. If you're familiar with a significant change in Texas law in September 2021, you'll understand why it behooves drivers...
04-26-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,057
Posted By canklecat

Coincidentally, I experienced a posterior...

Coincidentally, I experienced a posterior vitreous detachment in 2020, a year after this thread began. I noticed the symptoms during a nighttime bike ride, when there were distant thunderstorms, far...
04-12-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,519
Posted By canklecat

Starting to overhaul my 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV in...

Starting to overhaul my 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV in the early 2020 pandemic lull... and getting no farther than installing a new headset that I'll probably replace again soon anyway. The original Chris...
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By canklecat

Pretty much like most meat puppets who pass for...

Pretty much like most meat puppets who pass for human.
Forum: Foo
04-12-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,273
Posted By canklecat

I wasn't thinking of anything so mundane as...

I wasn't thinking of anything so mundane as mastering an obsolete trade or craft.

In my hypothetical example -- traveling back a century while retaining knowledge of our recent past and present --...
04-11-22, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By canklecat

That's an improvement over my mid-1970s Kirtland...

That's an improvement over my mid-1970s Kirtland Tour Pack bag, although the original mount was simpler. Mine had nylon fabric channels for the mount arms, and used Velcro to secure the back against...
04-11-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By canklecat

I'd wax that classic Tamarac bag to keep it in...

I'd wax that classic Tamarac bag to keep it in good shape and somewhat water and stain repellent.

For awhile I used a rolling soft sided cooler as luggage on my heavy comfort hybrid/errand bike...
Forum: Foo
04-11-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 76,502
Posted By canklecat

I just watched a recording of Golovkin vs Murata...

I just watched a recording of Golovkin vs Murata and GGG looked pretty much like who he is: a 40 year old fighter in excellent condition for a 40 year old fighter, but who looks every bit his age...
Forum: Foo
04-11-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,273
Posted By canklecat

As Unca_Sam said, we're already relatively well...

As Unca_Sam said, we're already relatively well off by world standards.

The real challenge to a hypothetical time travel scenario is doing something useful with the knowledge and opportunity....
04-06-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By canklecat

Reactions soon after immunizations may indicate a...

Reactions soon after immunizations may indicate a negative reaction to the vaccines. I reacted within 15 minutes to gamma globulin in 1981, which was fairly uncommon.

Other than the usual flu-like...
04-03-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By canklecat

That weight gain may also be related to the...

That weight gain may also be related to the Prednisone. It interferes with our natural cortisol level, which is linked to weight, among other things. I gained about 15 lbs after getting Prednisone in...
04-03-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By canklecat

It's more likely you're experiencing long haul...

It's more likely you're experiencing long haul COVID symptoms. It's hit me harder and longer than I'd expected, and has affected other folks I know aged 50 or older who caught COVID and were sick-ish...
Forum: Foo
04-02-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 791
Posted By canklecat

Food stylists have been a thing for years, pretty...

Food stylists have been a thing for years, pretty much for as long as food photography has been around. There are ethical guidelines but few laws.

If that "real" hamburger photo was taken by a pro...
04-02-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By canklecat

Yup. For years I've noticed some boxers -- a...

Yup. For years I've noticed some boxers -- a sport I've followed for decades -- suddenly develop some type of inflammation that required an injection of Prednisone just before a major fight. When...
Forum: Foo
04-02-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,102
Posted By canklecat

Nowadays every awards show is also a roast if the...

Nowadays every awards show is also a roast if the presenter is a comedian. Nothing new. Smackdown comedy has been en vogue for years... decades in the US Black culture if you're familiar with the...
03-29-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By canklecat

Yup, long haul COVID sucks. I caught the Super...

Yup, long haul COVID sucks. I caught the Super Cooties in September despite the Moderna jabs. No lower respiratory problems, not severe enough for the ER or ICU (unlike some younger friends who...
Forum: Foo
03-29-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,102
Posted By canklecat

Will Smith's mom weighed in during an interview...

Will Smith's mom weighed in during an interview today.

She said, "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air"
...
Forum: Foo
03-28-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,102
Posted By canklecat

On the one hand, Will Smith behaved like an...

On the one hand, Will Smith behaved like an imbecile. The man needs therapy.

On the other hand, the memes are hilarious. I even contributed a couple of my own.

Regarding the obligatory apology,...
03-26-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,784
Posted By canklecat

Potatoes. I already knew the typical potatoes...

Potatoes. I already knew the typical potatoes used to make french fries in fast food joints was high on the glycemic index. But a GCN video about a year ago (IIRC, Hank and Conor doing a long ride,...
Forum: Foo
03-26-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,781
Posted By canklecat

Yup, after watching several cheap guitar reviews...

Yup, after watching several cheap guitar reviews on YouTube in 2020 I was kinda tempted to start playing guitar again.

Then I remembered why I quit playing guitar about 25 years ago. I wasn't any...
Forum: Foo
03-26-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By canklecat

Surly Joe kinda had it coming, ya gotta admit. ...

Surly Joe kinda had it coming, ya gotta admit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ZD7rNb_EA
Forum: Foo
03-25-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By canklecat

Yup, fire ants killed out the red ants that...

Yup, fire ants killed out the red ants that horned frogs preferred for their diet. I'm not sure why horned frogs couldn't adapt to eating fire ants. Perhaps because fire ants tend to swarm in greater...
03-25-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By canklecat

Get some Bluetooth sensors for the rear hub and...

Get some Bluetooth sensors for the rear hub and crankset and she can use the free Wahoo Fitness app to record cadence along with other data. I've done that for a few years, and sync to Strava later....
03-25-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By canklecat

Regarding climbing and exertion, with age I've...

Regarding climbing and exertion, with age I've had to modify my approach. When I was younger I'd spin easier gears at 90-120 rpm on climbs. But I find the aerobic exertion much more stressful now. So...
03-25-22, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By canklecat

Any signs of corrosion in the threads of the...

Any signs of corrosion in the threads of the adjuster hole? Just grasping at straws here.

That's gonna be a pretty build once it's back together.
Forum: Foo
03-25-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By canklecat

As genec mentioned, we've had "crazy ants" in...

As genec mentioned, we've had "crazy ants" in Texas for years... long before the 2002 estimate cited by some articles. Here in north central Texas I first saw crazy ants in the early 1990s. They were...
Forum: Foo
03-24-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the region. Here in Texas fire ants...

Depends on the region. Here in Texas fire ants were at their worst in the 1980s-90s. Back then there were some reports of livestock and even a few people dying, sometimes from numerous bites,...
03-22-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By canklecat

Check with a doctor. But pulmonary edema usually...

Check with a doctor. But pulmonary edema usually won't clear up that quickly.

Sounds more like asthma. Or it might be complications from the ever-mutating SARS virus. While SARS has diminished in...
03-22-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By canklecat

Booger hooks Tread ticklers Rubber rubbers ...

Booger hooks
Tread ticklers
Rubber rubbers
Tire wires
03-22-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By canklecat

In ye olden days, some racers used bar-end...

In ye olden days, some racers used bar-end shifters for cobbled classics, cyclocross and stages with mixed terrain. Helps keep both hands on the bar even while shifting. But it mostly limits us to...
Forum: Foo
03-18-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By canklecat

For those who missed the original post, it was a...

For those who missed the original post, it was a picture of Uncle Fester.
With a sword.
...
03-17-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By canklecat

IIRC, Shimano's entry level cable/housing kits...

IIRC, Shimano's entry level cable/housing kits (supplied with RevoShift twisty-grip shifters and SunRace SLM10 friction shifters) use galvanized cables with sealed and greased cable housings. They're...
Forum: Foo
03-15-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 862
Posted By canklecat

Reminds me, I've been intending to try some...

Reminds me, I've been intending to try some variation of an ix OS for my 10 year old laptop, which is so out of date I can run only one or two windows at a time now, and only one if I'm watching an...
Forum: Foo
03-15-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By canklecat

Hey, some folks can pull off that Mr. Clean look....

Hey, some folks can pull off that Mr. Clean look. Me, I'd look like a Donner Pass survivor without my ponytail.

What worries me is how you took that photograph. Last time I saw anyone holding up a...
03-14-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,631
Posted By canklecat

Smacking a knee into the bar-ends probably...

Smacking a knee into the bar-ends probably indicates an inappropriate bike fit. Usually because the handlebar ends are too narrow, too long, or both. It may also indicate a crankset/pedal Q-factor...
03-14-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By canklecat

One reason step-through, mixte and comfort hybrid...

One reason step-through, mixte and comfort hybrid bikes tend to weigh at least 30 lbs is because the true low entry step-through design puts a lot of stress on the frame. So the frame needs to be...
Forum: Foo
03-14-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By canklecat

Planning on a fourth career as a blacksmith?

Planning on a fourth career as a blacksmith?
03-12-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,631
Posted By canklecat

Judging from photos and information about the...

Judging from photos and information about the races in which Merckx and others switched from downtube to bar-end shifters, it appears they favored bar-end shifters for races or stages with more...
03-12-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By canklecat

I do my own bike fitting. At my age (64) with...

I do my own bike fitting. At my age (64) with chronic pain and challenges to strength and flexibility from multiple injury collisions, I realized it's up to me to find what works best for my body at...
03-12-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By canklecat

Light weight wouldn't be my priority for a bike...

Light weight wouldn't be my priority for a bike used to haul groceries. A hybrid type bike with longer wheelbase will be better balanced for hauling groceries, etc., regardless of weight. One reason...
03-11-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By canklecat

Check out Biria...

Check out Biria (https://biria.com/series/easy-boarding). They're among the few making true easy boarding, low entry step-through frames. Listed weight varies from around 33 lbs on up, with the...
Forum: Foo
03-11-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By canklecat

Well, grunge was a sort of emocore version of...

Well, grunge was a sort of emocore version of hard rock. Bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, etc., sang more about anxieties, alienation, personal struggles and the dark side...
03-11-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By canklecat

Nice batch of tools and value. I have the old...

Nice batch of tools and value. I have the old Hozan "Rock Ring" wrench, a classic example of Japanglish translation.
Forum: Foo
03-11-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By canklecat

Usually I'd just say no to a seniors tour of a...

Usually I'd just say no to a seniors tour of a band whose lead singer was gone. But while Layne Staley wasn't really replaceable, Jerry Cantrell is a very good vocalist and musician in his own right....
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