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07-29-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 786
Posted By Clyde1820

I've come near, on a few occasions over the...

I've come near, on a few occasions over the years. Not yet had one jet into my path and strike me, thankfully. 5-10x the weight of a dog, and corners on "a dime" just as fast but with less...
07-27-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 391
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm rapidly approaching the same stage. Not from...

I'm rapidly approaching the same stage. Not from an age perspective, really; more from the standpoint of injuries that finally don't have something better to do. Them, uh, "grabbing" me seems a...
07-27-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,000
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm actually fairly impressed with how capable...

I'm actually fairly impressed with how capable even "basic" bikes can be, for the price they're able to sell for.

Back in the day, '86 or '87, I had to think hard about purchasing a Ritchey Ultra...
07-24-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in my early 20s, a buddy of mine (who was an...

Back in my early 20s, a buddy of mine (who was an amateur cycling racer at the time) went with me on a ~65mi out-and-back route. Mostly flat, very fast. We average 25mph for the loop, sometimes...
07-22-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Clyde1820

Furnace Creek (Calif, in Death Valley) hit 130.0...

Furnace Creek (Calif, in Death Valley) hit 130.0 degrees fahrenheit a bit ago, the all-time high recorded temperature on planet Earth, apparently. They're only expected to get to 119 degrees today....
07-22-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,902
Posted By Clyde1820

A great lesson imparted to me, decades ago: ...

A great lesson imparted to me, decades ago: Never do maintenance on a bike the day before a "challenging" ride.

Sure helps keep things safer, knowing it's been flogged at least a few times prior...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,875
Posted By Clyde1820

Used to snow ski that way. Hard days were much...

Used to snow ski that way. Hard days were much warmer, even in bitter cold, even with seemingly lighter togs. If we could keep up the pace.

* Was joking about the 'lectric gear, of course. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,875
Posted By Clyde1820

Tell me you've got a charging system on that...

Tell me you've got a charging system on that thing, too, for keeping your heaters going in the gloves, socks, beanie and balaclava. Minneapolis can get oh-so cold. :D
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By Clyde1820

I don't yell at any of it, myself. Just watching...

I don't yell at any of it, myself. Just watching the head-in-tech-24x7 types do themselves that way, for the most part. Everyone's content. They get their jollies never being capable of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,875
Posted By Clyde1820

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me,...

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me, but it'll get me around town. And another that fits beautifully, a rebuild of a mid-'90s MTB into a more-upright "city" bike.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By Clyde1820

Then again, with such technology needing 1001...

Then again, with such technology needing 1001 things to be perfect in order to function well enough for spaceflight, it's yet another rocket and technical management instance. They teams making it...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By Clyde1820

Probably a certainty, sadly. IIRC, Google...

Probably a certainty, sadly. IIRC, Google requires a "legitimate" cell phone number (not a textme 'fake' and not a landline or VOIP line) in order to create an account. And where Google goeth, all...
07-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,473
Posted By Clyde1820

And then there's pronunciation. Say ... ...

And then there's pronunciation.

Say ...

February -- all too often spoken like "febwary"
Quarter -- frequently spoken as "korter"
Jewelry -- seemingly almost always spoken as "joolery"
Twenty...
07-20-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,473
Posted By Clyde1820

And "Pedantic" ... which pretty much applies to...

And "Pedantic" ... which pretty much applies to each of us detail-oriented types, in such discussions. :p

Of course, electronic "typing" and spell-check tools have rendered the age-old task of...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, I know. But with a computer to do the...

Yes, I know. But with a computer to do the normal and customer "computer" stuff, it's not all that vital to have a contemporary mobile phone. Though some businesses require a "legitimate" cell...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By Clyde1820

Haven't done a traditional "land" line for years....

Haven't done a traditional "land" line for years. Don't do "smart" phones and texting, so I avoid most of that mess. Still get some spammy calls, but I won't answer the phone for any number I don't...
07-20-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 822
Posted By Clyde1820

Never found anything that effectively wicks away...

Never found anything that effectively wicks away all of the moisture, for the full duration of a ride (or run, or hours of tennis, or whatever).

A cotton sweatband around the head seems to work as...
07-20-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Clyde1820

Miyata Catalogues...

Miyata Catalogues (https://www.ragandbone.ca/Miyata/miyata_selector.html) @ ragandbone.ca.

For 1985 and 1986, the "pecking order" for the MTBs started with the Ridge Runner as the flagship model,...
07-17-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,461
Posted By Clyde1820

To be fair, though, that study was examining...

To be fair, though, that study was examining distinctions in immune responses, inflammation responses, soreness post-exerciser, and recovery/repair. Not actual perceived exertion or difficulty,...
07-13-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,010
Posted By Clyde1820

Hey, Victor ... you missed a spot. :50: :P ...

Hey, Victor ... you missed a spot. :50: :P


Back in the summer of 1986, IIRC, I seriously considered an 18" (or 18.5") sized Ultra. Had they had a 16-incher, I might have sprung for one. ...
Forum: Foo
07-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,584,922
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, to be fair, the full Alfaholics treatment...

Well, to be fair, the full Alfaholics treatment with their GTA-R package can cost ~$400K, plus the donor vehicle. I'd love to completely lose my mind to pick one up, at some point, even if "only"...
07-11-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Clyde1820

I'm something in the same boat, though with old...

I'm something in the same boat, though with old muscle injuries in the hip and leg on one side. My choice: much lower gearing, and remaining on a solo bike. Helps me still move forward, but with less...
07-11-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Clyde1820

Sounds too big, to me. By quite a bit. ...

Sounds too big, to me. By quite a bit.

Depends a lot on riding position, of course. But, myself, at 5'9" and a relatively upright riding preference, I find that any top tube in the 22" range (as...
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,810
Posted By Clyde1820

Lots of ways to slice the onion. I'm not a...

Lots of ways to slice the onion. I'm not a "twelve cities in fifteen days" type of person myself. I'd much rather do a trip like you guys did, hitting some high spots, doing what you wanted in...
07-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,774
Posted By Clyde1820

Assuming your riding position and your...

Assuming your riding position and your hindquarters are a good fit for the size, look at the Selle SMP Martin Touring or Selle SMP E-City saddles.

Have had the Martin Touring. It's wide for me,...
07-10-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 193,298
Posted By Clyde1820

Everyone is different. As suggested, you can...

Everyone is different.

As suggested, you can do a taller riser stem and/or a taller riser bar.

My own personal preference is for both, given the most-comfortable riding position for me is in a...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,584,922
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, please! Great-looking Alfa, there. ...

Yes, please! Great-looking Alfa, there.


Alfaholics has a GT Junior 1300 (https://www.alfaholics.com/our-cars/workshop-upgrade-cars/gt-junior-gta-r-spec-upgrade-package/) that they recently...
07-07-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Clyde1820

It's only been 6-7 weeks since your shots, so...

It's only been 6-7 weeks since your shots, so it's entirely possible you've caught "the crud" and your body's dealing with it. Might explain the sweats, lack of "oomph" during physical activity,...
07-06-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,946
Posted By Clyde1820

That looks very nice. Hadn't known that V-O had...

That looks very nice. Hadn't known that V-O had put out a step-through version of the Polyvalent.

Love the "'80s MTB" frame geometries, more or less, except most of the top tubes are far too long...
07-01-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,388
Posted By Clyde1820

Simple spammer control. Numerous "forum" type...

Simple spammer control. Numerous "forum" type websites have such measures. Lacking such things, it can be an impossible challenge to stop spammers from doing what they do.

Minor hurdle for those...
07-01-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By Clyde1820

The weather news services are warning of ~50C...

The weather news services are warning of ~50C temps, in some spots of the Pacific Northwest region. Dangerous.

About the hottest weather I've ever contended with during running or cycling has...
07-01-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,015
Posted By Clyde1820

Have always been an "early riser," myself, since...

Have always been an "early riser," myself, since I can remember. My mind works better, body works better, and I feel stronger and more-efficient during hard physical activity then. Back in the day,...
06-29-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Clyde1820

In my state, deaths caused by drivers who are...

In my state, deaths caused by drivers who are "under the influence" or who wantonly disregard others' safety ... they're typically charged with murder. As they should be.

Same should be the case...
06-29-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,435
Posted By Clyde1820

I'll look for it. Thanks for the reference. ...

I'll look for it. Thanks for the reference.

Loved the 1981 Peter Weir-directed film Gallipoli, for much the same reason. Great storytelling, plot and acting. Beautiful cinematography...
06-28-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,141
Posted By Clyde1820

Longest ride for me: 65mi, round-trip. Was...

Longest ride for me: 65mi, round-trip.

Was out with a buddy, who was a fairly decent and serious amateur cyclist. We "pushed" the whole way. Could probably have done 100mi total, that day, but...
06-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,845
Views: 320,078
Posted By Clyde1820

A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story...

A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story (2020)

An exceptional documentary film about the great Argentine car racer Fangio. Active from 1940-1958, he was Formula One champion five times for...
06-25-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Clyde1820

Image assist, based on those links ... ...

Image assist, based on those links ...


https://i.ibb.co/ScLf5zC/20210620-122557.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/xstYp75/20210620-122608.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/CnsCB89/20210620-122618.jpg
06-17-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By Clyde1820

I've always found that, whether with cycling or...

I've always found that, whether with cycling or running, the legs feel best and at their strongest about a half hour into the exercise. Blood flow's better, oxygenation's better, whatever modest...
Forum: Foo
06-10-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,064,743
Posted By Clyde1820

J.Higgins -- Love their sound. Funky and stylish...

J.Higgins -- Love their sound. Funky and stylish grooves, very tight. Jazz is in their roots. Their lead vocalist's range is nice.

Hadn't heard them previously. Thanks for the reference. :thumb:
06-02-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By Clyde1820

Hm. Something I've dealt with for decades is...

Hm.

Something I've dealt with for decades is muscle injuries in upper leg/groin area on one side. Unless I'm very flexible with the hip flexors, groin, hamstring and glute muscles, I can find...
Forum: Foo
05-30-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,584,922
Posted By Clyde1820

That Franay example, above, is stunning. Nice...

That Franay example, above, is stunning. Nice look.
05-29-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By Clyde1820

That's going to make it hard, unless you are...

That's going to make it hard, unless you are doing other activities (ie gym strengthening workouts) to get those legs into better shape for such strains.

Can take quite awhile to re-make one's...
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,584,922
Posted By Clyde1820

Saw several 246 GT examples around my neck of the...

Saw several 246 GT examples around my neck of the woods, in the late '70s and very early '80s, before Japan's economic "boom" set off much of the price increases for "classic" cars.

Don't recall...
05-27-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. But your rant centered on the line you'd...

Sure. But your rant centered on the line you'd mentioned. "The road less traveled."

As you recall, your rant was: "Okay, thatís it. Iíve had it. Those of you who are using the last lines of...
05-24-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Clyde1820

Uh, use of a line isn't about the meaning of a...

Uh, use of a line isn't about the meaning of a whole tome (or poem or passage). It's about a line, the line used, and the imagery surrounding that line.

I'm all for comparative literature class,...
05-23-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Clyde1820

^ That's a fairly good description of how I've...

^ That's a fairly good description of how I've always approached athletics, and being outdoors doing whatever. Golf, kayaking, hiking, competitive distance running, cycling to get from A to B, etc.
...
05-21-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Clyde1820

I would think something along those lines, as a...

I would think something along those lines, as a "fitting" bike that can actually be ridden, would be highly useful in finding the "right" sizing for a given person. It'd add the dimension of riding...
Forum: Foo
05-18-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,584,922
Posted By Clyde1820

A custom '53 Studebaker Commander: ...

A custom '53 Studebaker Commander:

https://goodguysnewsarchives.com/wp-content/uploads/1935_studebaker_croty_cover.jpg
05-17-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,461
Posted By Clyde1820

Did a 35min 10K once, along with a 75min...

Did a 35min 10K once, along with a 75min half-marathon. Wasn't capable of that on a regular basis, but I could maintain much of that speed for several hours. Was about a 2:50 marathon pace for such...
05-17-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,102
Posted By Clyde1820

Maybe. Depends on what the cause of the aches...

Maybe. Depends on what the cause of the aches are. Hard muscle use can cause such aches, independent of hydration. Though, as you suggest, hydration's a big part of the body's normal repair and...
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