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11-26-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 607
Posted By canklecat

Nice start but I'll wait for a more gravel-ready...

Nice start but I'll wait for a more gravel-ready variation with clearance for 700x32 tires and a proper curvy sexy fork, something between my '89 Ironman and '93 Univega Via Carisma.

The State...
11-23-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like you sorted out the issue. I've used...

Sounds like you sorted out the issue. I've used several cameras for cycling videos, some of which were specifically designed as action/traffic documentary cameras.

Some action/documentary video...
11-23-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10,410
Views: 1,339,736
Posted By canklecat

Good to know. I might buy a set of Conti Ultra...

Good to know. I might buy a set of Conti Ultra Sports in 700x28. They don't cost much and if nothing else they'll fit my 1990s Univega Via Carisma hybrid, which has handled tires up to 700x38, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By canklecat

I use zip ties to reinforce mounts I don't trust...

I use zip ties to reinforce mounts I don't trust for heavy or pricey devices. Works fine. Just remember to replace them every few months or once a year. Zip ties can become brittle after long...
11-21-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10,410
Views: 1,339,736
Posted By canklecat

Those are some sweet wheels. I love the old...

Those are some sweet wheels. I love the old school low profile lightweight hard anodized rims like the Araya CTL-370 (370 grams per rim, reportedly, the lightest clincher rim of that, and possibly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,528
Posted By canklecat

I used to avoid long rest breaks because my legs...

I used to avoid long rest breaks because my legs got heavy and stiff. When I couldn't keep up with the no-drop A group rides anymore, I quit riding those because they had to wait a minute or longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By canklecat

Due to chronic neck pain from cervical spine...

Due to chronic neck pain from cervical spine stenosis, I prefer as little weight as possible on my head. So I usually mount the Drift Ghost X cams front and rear on the bike.

Drift's own mounts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,528
Posted By canklecat

My diet and rest before a significant ride matter...

My diet and rest before a significant ride matter more than what I eat during a ride. I don't do long, hard rides anymore due to chronic neck pain from cervical spine stenosis, so it's pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By canklecat

Drift Ghost X may be the best value in a...

Drift Ghost X may be the best value in a no-frills ride documentary video camera. I've been using a pair for more than two years (might be three years in December, I'd need to check my purchase...
11-19-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By canklecat

Dork disks are a good idea, at least until the...

Dork disks are a good idea, at least until the rider knows to keep an eye on rear derailleur alignment and how to adjust it as necessary. But I usually remove them the first time I change...
11-16-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By canklecat

Every time I watch a Chris Froome video that...

Every time I watch a Chris Froome video that includes anything about his diet, I wonder whether everything we think we know about cycling and nutrition is wrong. The guy seems to hardly eat anything....
11-16-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 684
Posted By canklecat

I had to quit taking ibuprofen regularly after...

I had to quit taking ibuprofen regularly after more than 20 years of taking it daily. It began aggravating my symptoms of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. After three consecutive days of taking...
11-16-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By canklecat

A few years ago a friend bought a complete...

A few years ago a friend bought a complete headlight/taillight setup with handlebar mounted controller. I think it was Blackburn, maybe Bontrager. Check their online catalogs.

It seemed to work...
11-16-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By canklecat

Few phones have ever been ANT+ compatible. About...

Few phones have ever been ANT+ compatible. About 10 years ago an early version of Wahoo products included an ANT+ adapter for the iPhone 4s. It included a protective case with the ANT+ module built...
11-14-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By canklecat

I may be a bit picky but found some 700x25 tires...

I may be a bit picky but found some 700x25 tires a bit squirmy on narrow rims for fast rides that include tricky sweeping turns on rippled pavement. Otherwise, good 700x25 tires are quite comfy on my...
11-14-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By canklecat

At least in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the VA...

At least in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the VA showed it could be done well from 2018 through early 2020. But the wheels fell off about six months into the pandemic.

Come to think of it, when I...
11-13-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By canklecat

I was stationed at NNMC Bethesda in 1978 for...

I was stationed at NNMC Bethesda in 1978 for school. Most of our programs were in conjunction with Walter Reed. I didn't keep up with the details after I left service in the 1980s, not sure when the...
11-13-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 684
Posted By canklecat

65 this month. After my thyroid failed several...

65 this month. After my thyroid failed several years ago and I had cancer, several unexpected fractures due to osteopenia, and loss of energy, for the first time I started trying every supplement...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By canklecat

My 1989 Centurion Ironman still has the original...

My 1989 Centurion Ironman still has the original 7-speed indexed downtube shifters. I've ridden fast group rides, long casual group rides, solo centuries and snagged some of my personal best times on...
11-13-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By canklecat

As a Navy Hospital Corpsman working in hospitals,...

As a Navy Hospital Corpsman working in hospitals, I've heard moms and grandmothers say things post-op under the influence of anesthesia, or after a stroke or head injury, that would make a sailor...
11-11-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I preferred the Nautilus machines because...

Yeah, I preferred the Nautilus machines because the workouts were quick and efficient. But I wasn't trying to get swole. Just adding some strength without bulk or sacrificing flexibility.

Back in...
11-11-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By canklecat

I carry DripDrop for emergencies. It's formulated...

I carry DripDrop for emergencies. It's formulated to WHO standards for emergency Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS). It's nothing magical, just the optimal blend of salts and sugar to aid osmolarity....
11-11-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Nautilus machines. I usually disliked the...

Ditto, Nautilus machines. I usually disliked the weight machines and free weights in most gyms, and, as an amateur boxer, back then most coaches discouraged weight lifting. They said -- with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By canklecat

Assuming optimal conditioning for our age, etc.,...

Assuming optimal conditioning for our age, etc., I've found only a few cost effective bits of gear that made a significant difference:

The most aero position you can hold on any bike. Probably...
11-11-22, 12:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 561
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, you'll need to experiment with NiMH AA or...

FWIW, you'll need to experiment with NiMH AA or AAA rechargeables in your devices. Some do very well with the slightly lower voltage in NiMH, while other devices need the full 1.5v per cell to...
11-10-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,622
Posted By canklecat

It was worth wading through this thread's...

It was worth wading through this thread's narcissistic internet drama just for one good pun. Chapeau. :beer:
11-10-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,441
Posted By canklecat

To paraphrase the late great Powers Boothe as...

To paraphrase the late great Powers Boothe as Curly Bill Brocious in Tombstone, wishing safe journeys to Wyatt Earp: Fare thee well, fellow traveler, and flights of angels sing thee to thy glory.
...
11-08-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By canklecat

Bulk Supplements...

Bulk Supplements (https://www.bulksupplements.com/). That's the name of the company. I've bought several products from them, no complaints: niacin, amino acids, plain whey protein, spinach or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,201
Posted By canklecat

Still have a 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV, their flagship...

Still have a 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV, their flagship model that year. Don't see any reason not to ride it, other than because it's currently disassembled for a cleanup and rebuild. The frame (minus fork)...
11-06-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By canklecat

I have a drop bar that's essentially similar to...

I have a drop bar that's essentially similar to the Nitto Noodle in a box. Forget the brand and name but compared the specs back in 2018 or 2019 when I got 'em. Very traditional, pretty similar to...
11-06-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By canklecat

Best to be cautious. Between amateur boxing (and...

Best to be cautious. Between amateur boxing (and know some pro boxers and former world champs), cycling (crashed a few times), and health care, seeing patients and family with concussions... it's a...
11-06-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By canklecat

I've been heading that way since a car hit me in...

I've been heading that way since a car hit me in 2001. And it worsened after I was hit again in 2018. Cervical spine deterioration, scoliosis in the mid back. No particular lower back pain until a...
11-05-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,783
Posted By canklecat

Another C&V pet peeve that I'll pretend to be...

Another C&V pet peeve that I'll pretend to be indignant about, although I don't actually care one way or another... bibs and shorts that reach almost to the knee.

Real C&V men wear short shorts.
...
11-04-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,783
Posted By canklecat

Jacques must have had a certain charm. For a...

Jacques must have had a certain charm. For a scoundrel, rogue, a louche fellow, he still was spoken of fondly by most folks in reminiscences after his death. Perhaps those hagiographies were...
11-04-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 979
Posted By canklecat

Soma Supple Vitesse, SL or EX. Outstanding values...

Soma Supple Vitesse, SL or EX. Outstanding values in lightweight tires that are more durable than you'd expect, especially the SL with paper thin skinwalls. I've ridden them for two years on one...
11-04-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By canklecat

I had a 1975 or '75 Motobecane Mirage, bought new...

I had a 1975 or '75 Motobecane Mirage, bought new back then for commuting to and from base when I was stationed in SoCal. All hi-ten frame and fork, so not lightweight, but a very comfortable ride....
11-04-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,783
Posted By canklecat

Jacques Anquetil was my first influence when I...

Jacques Anquetil was my first influence when I got into cycling sorta-seriously and occasional amateur racing in the 1970s. I set up my bikes the way he did his in the magazine photos: bar tipped...
11-04-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By canklecat

The specs, price and weight look good. If the...

The specs, price and weight look good. If the beam pattern is good, it's a keeper.
11-04-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By canklecat

If you do enough riding in the dark and want a...

If you do enough riding in the dark and want a headlight of quality comparable to a motorcycle or scooter, skip all of the single LED headlights: Light & Motion, NiteRider, Bontrager, Blackburn,...
11-04-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By canklecat

I just became eligible for Medicare this month,...

I just became eligible for Medicare this month, so I have an alternative to the VA. In fact, the pain management clinic I just visited was assigned by the primary care clinic through my Amerigroup...
11-04-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,190
Posted By canklecat

(Copying my comments from another thread,...

(Copying my comments from another thread, because... I can't think of anything more to say.)

No experience with Soma rando or touring tires, but I've been so satisfied with Soma Supple Vitesse SL...
11-03-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By canklecat

No experience with Soma rando or touring tires,...

No experience with Soma rando or touring tires, but I've been so satisfied with Soma Supple Vitesse SL in 700x23 on my go-fast road bike for going on two years, I'd happily try anything in the Soma...
11-03-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 561
Posted By canklecat

USB rechargeables. They run brighter, longer, and...

USB rechargeables. They run brighter, longer, and are far more economical over time.

Prices have skyrocketed on good quality alkaline and NiMH D, AA, and AAA batteries. I have a few devices that...
11-03-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By canklecat

Don't get me started on the current concept of...

Don't get me started on the current concept of "pain management." In my area it's become a way to milk insurance companies while neglecting patients.

In 2018, after I was hit by a car and,...
11-02-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 892
Posted By canklecat

What is this "sleep pattern" of which you speak? ...

What is this "sleep pattern" of which you speak?

Seriously, I don't think I've ever developed a sleep pattern, at least not since childhood. Maybe my jobs had too many odd hours to ever develop...
11-02-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By canklecat

After my thyroid failed and I had to take...

After my thyroid failed and I had to take levothyroxine, my heart rate and heart rate variability were no longer useful metrics for monitoring my fitness, or estimating my exertion during a workout...
10-31-22, 01:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, iSSi Thumps. Very comfy, durable, great...

Ditto, iSSi Thumps. Very comfy, durable, great value. No complaints after two years or so on one hybrid. I like 'em so well I might put a set on one road bike for casual group rides.
10-31-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 614
Posted By canklecat

Might be an alignment issue. A bike fitter who's...

Might be an alignment issue. A bike fitter who's an ergonomics expert could help with that.

For some folks it might be wedges in the cleats, arch supports, different shoes, etc.

And the body...
10-31-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By canklecat

According to research, anxiety tends to elevate...

According to research, anxiety tends to elevate cortisol, which in turn tells the body to store fat. Especially around the middle. So we get skinny-fat -- lean, or healthy weight on most of the body,...
10-31-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By canklecat

If you're spinning and gassing out, switch to...

If you're spinning and gassing out, switch to mashing -- bigger gear, slower cadence.

If you're mashing and gassing out, try spinning.

You might find alternating between the two works for you....
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