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11-20-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Clyde1820

That ought to be up to the person being asked to...

That ought to be up to the person being asked to divulge private matters, IMO.

Forcible dictation by a forum is, well, just that. And it's not something many people appreciate. IF a given...
11-14-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 566
Posted By Clyde1820

Situations can be hard to gauge, depending. Glad...

Situations can be hard to gauge, depending. Glad it worked out, more or less.

Myself, I ride so slowly and have so little power (due to old injuries) that I simply go the most-cautious way in a...
11-05-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,235
Posted By Clyde1820

A simple IFF type system (identification friend...

A simple IFF type system (identification friend or foe) might work. Something on the bike that takes very little power to operate; a signal sent out a couple times each second; and something on...
11-01-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,741
Posted By Clyde1820

Of course. Saw that. But, as always, such...

Of course. Saw that.

But, as always, such things with physical fitness, aches and pains, techniques for improving ... they always apply.
11-01-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 72,767
Views: 11,819,038
Posted By Clyde1820

1984/1985 Sekai MTB 20", 3x5spd, Suntour XC,...

1984/1985 Sekai MTB 20", 3x5spd, Suntour XC, Tange steel, $425 firm.


https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/portland-vintage-sekai-mountain-bike/7552116208.html
...
10-30-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,189
Posted By Clyde1820

Ditto on the "more hills" suggestion. Helps one's...

Ditto on the "more hills" suggestion. Helps one's strength. Challenges one's stamina.

But, also consider doing interval training along such routes. (Of course, this assumes your cardiovascular...
10-29-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,356
Posted By Clyde1820

As one option with product selection, voluntarily...

As one option with product selection, voluntarily purchased? Sure. Those preferring to amp-up their level of protection can then do so.

As a "standard" forced upon people or producers? Absolutely...
10-21-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 291,575
Posted By Clyde1820

Now, that's what I'm talkin' about. Yeah, baby....

Now, that's what I'm talkin' about. Yeah, baby. Bring 'em on.

Actually, the older I get, the more I realize I'm likely going to need a custom-built frame+fork that has such angles. Something...
10-20-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 291,575
Posted By Clyde1820

Any idea what the overall weight is,...

Any idea what the overall weight is, as-configured?

Looks beautiful. Look at that geometry! You "slacker," you. :p
10-20-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By Clyde1820

Stations like the TechnoGym "low row" can be used...

Stations like the TechnoGym "low row" can be used for some core engagement as well. As well as the complementary chest press type machine that's designed in a similar format. Just don't use the back...
10-08-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Clyde1820

Recovery's a challenge. Different for everyone. ...

Recovery's a challenge. Different for everyone. My one big fall on a bike was relatively injury free. A bit of road rash, but that was it.

My worst injury was from over-doing it with a variety...
09-18-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,160
Posted By Clyde1820

Sounds like attempted murder, to me. (At bare...

Sounds like attempted murder, to me. (At bare minimum, aggravated assault with a ~6000 lb vehicle.) He's lucky there wasn't video (fore and aft) recording the act, his flight, and his license...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,835
Posted By Clyde1820

In most spots in the U.S., for example, I suspect...

In most spots in the U.S., for example, I suspect the reason is that towns (and particularly cities) tend to not be designed around walking and cycling; instead, they're absolutely car-centric...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By Clyde1820

Have never felt "recharging the batteries" to be...

Have never felt "recharging the batteries" to be a waste of time, myself.

Everybody recovers and "recharges" differently, at different times and in different ways. For me, it's almost always...
09-02-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,228
Posted By Clyde1820

... until it doesn't. The beauty of a warning...

... until it doesn't. The beauty of a warning tone/beep is that the ears can be awaiting one thing while the eyes remain on the road. For a mirror to do the same thing as a rear-facing radar...
08-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,142
Posted By Clyde1820

Some medical issues (injuries) simply cannot be...

Some medical issues (injuries) simply cannot be sidestepped with just leaning it to the side. I've got one such. Makes it extremely difficult to hike a leg over the thing (getting either on or...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By Clyde1820

I often use hand signals for turns, or when I'm...

I often use hand signals for turns, or when I'm having to change a lane. Don't see many cyclists using such signals, beyond occasionally. For the most part, cyclists around where I live seem to...
07-14-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By Clyde1820

One thing that's helped me avoid much jarring,...

One thing that's helped me avoid much jarring, with a more-upright riding position, is a sprung saddle and a suspension seatpost.

Such as:
Brooks B67 Aged...
07-14-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By Clyde1820

Yeah, I generally much prefer a longer wheelbase....

Yeah, I generally much prefer a longer wheelbase. Whereas with most bikes the smaller sizes can really jump down in wheelbase length. (My preference is in the Rivendell Clem Smith Jr. range, give...
07-14-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Clyde1820

I think you'll find it's a wonderful tool, Ken. ...

I think you'll find it's a wonderful tool, Ken. Useful for when you can't use the feet so easily, or when a ride outside isn't happening, or just when you want to shake things up a bit.
...
07-14-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,056
Posted By Clyde1820

"Get out of my way!" -- as if the other person's...

"Get out of my way!" -- as if the other person's way goes through people who have every right to be there as well.
07-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,142
Posted By Clyde1820

Given what we've been through, with this Covid...

Given what we've been through, with this Covid mess the past two+ years, numerous people have been forced to choose what's available versus what they'd prefer. Just as an example.

In a normal...
07-12-22, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. It's one of the exceptional ways to...

Sure.

It's one of the exceptional ways to boost cardio. Right up there with running and cross-country skiing. And it's one of a handful of activities where you get off your feet and minimally...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-22, 01:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,647
Posted By Clyde1820

Anything north of 45F, and I begin to find it...

Anything north of 45F, and I begin to find it easy to be warm enough. Below 40F, and I'm generally uncomfortable.

Of course, now that it's summer, I find that at anything above 75-80F or so, I...
06-07-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,273
Posted By Clyde1820

70-90oz across ~3+ hours of riding in hot...

70-90oz across ~3+ hours of riding in hot conditions, particularly if known to be a heavy sweater -- sounds like it wouldn't be sufficient fluids, to me.

Back in the day, I used to run distances...
06-03-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 931
Posted By Clyde1820

Chromed bikes aren't my thing, but ... damn,...

Chromed bikes aren't my thing, but ... damn, that's a good-looking bike. Beautiful.
06-01-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,399
Posted By Clyde1820

With something so low in carbs, high in fiber,...

With something so low in carbs, high in fiber, and high in protein, it's simple to add it to mostly vegetables and end up with a nutritious dish. Even if one doesn't add separate meat/fish.
...
05-26-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Clyde1820

In such a situation as we've seen this past 2yrs,...

In such a situation as we've seen this past 2yrs, it's become much more commonplace I think.

The whole Covid / supply-chain mess has chewed up a lot of people's patience and focus on the bigger...
05-24-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,388
Posted By Clyde1820

No biking? No gym? No problem. Time to do...

No biking? No gym? No problem.

Time to do an homage to ol' Chuck, pull out the V8 and toss on the tune "Maybellene":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v124f0i0Xh4
05-24-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,142
Posted By Clyde1820

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not...

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not yet ready for "prime time." As in, shouldn't hardly be on pubic roads just yet. It's just too damned new and unproven.

Sure, in many situations it...
05-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,198
Posted By Clyde1820

One trick I've used, in that situation at a...

One trick I've used, in that situation at a "convenience" store is to buy a small hot coffee along with the couple of bottled liquids I'm needing. Then, in a big cup, I mix half that hot coffee with...
05-22-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,198
Posted By Clyde1820

Not while cycling, myself. I suppose I often...

Not while cycling, myself. I suppose I often pushed it, back in the day, but since I rarely went longer than 25mi a leg, I was rarely out of contact with a source of water/food if needed. (And I...
05-22-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,295
Posted By Clyde1820

... washing, clay barring, polishing and waxing...

... washing, clay barring, polishing and waxing the car hurts. When climbing the stairs hurts. When twisting the jar hurts. When wiping hurts. Or when the weekly "therapy" sessions with the gang...
05-21-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,859
Posted By Clyde1820

Brutality, insanity and anonymity. Pretty much...

Brutality, insanity and anonymity. Pretty much in that order, I'd say. Greatly exacerbated by lack of parenting, and greatly exacerbated with the "modern" culture's heads-down-in-electronica,...
05-21-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By Clyde1820

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so...

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so many old injuries that impact comfort it's inevitable I'll occasionally make a minor tweak or two.

Generally, it's simply a bit of saddle height...
05-15-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,198
Posted By Clyde1820

But other drivers and riders will sooner see such...

But other drivers and riders will sooner see such a cyclist, on the roads I experience. The shadows and lighting characteristics at those spots simply become non-issues with proper lighting on...
05-13-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,709
Posted By Clyde1820

If a 70-something, I'd question the ability to...

If a 70-something, I'd question the ability to jump right into a 6 days per week regimen. Got to consider the recovery days, particularly if going to be ramping-up the intensity, difficulty and/or...
05-10-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Clyde1820

It's all but disappeared, now, but decades ago I...

It's all but disappeared, now, but decades ago I was dealt a nasty road rash along the outside of one arm. Took years to fully blend in; now, there's just a slightly different pattern of...
05-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Clyde1820

If willing to go custom, R+E Cycles (Rodriguez)...

If willing to go custom, R+E Cycles (Rodriguez) in Seattle can build you one. Can opt for custom fit/geometry. Can do flat bar, upright bar, drop bar. Can do a variety of gearing. And they have a...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 352,867
Posted By Clyde1820

Haven't been bicycle touring in Australia, and...

Haven't been bicycle touring in Australia, and likely never will, but I thought with all these great wilderness dirt-trail pics everyone's been showing this would be a suitable addition to the...
04-13-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,583
Posted By Clyde1820

I tend to be a bit traditional (aka old school,...

I tend to be a bit traditional (aka old school, dinosaur, etc). But I'm certainly open to a feature that works well ... better still if it improves the prior generation or variation.

I've done...
04-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,387
Posted By Clyde1820

For a ~300lb load (rider+bike), a wheel needs to...

For a ~300lb load (rider+bike), a wheel needs to be well-made and fairly tough.

I'd suggest going with at least a 36H/36H (front/rear) combination, or possibly a 36H/40H. The spoke lacing pattern...
03-06-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Clyde1820

Have been eyeing the Bridge Club, this past year...

Have been eyeing the Bridge Club, this past year or so. Good-looking, and with great features.
03-01-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Clyde1820

Good reminder. There are fins, for the feet....

Good reminder.

There are fins, for the feet. And there are webbed gloves for the hands. It adds a great amount of additional power on the water. Can help keep the sagging tail end higher. Can...
03-01-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Clyde1820

If your cardio's in need of a bit of boost, a...

If your cardio's in need of a bit of boost, a basic rower at the gym can do wonders. It'll help transform your cardio.

But swimming's definitely a hit on cardio along with muscle stamina. It...
03-01-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By Clyde1820

That sort of thing is the type of giving I most...

That sort of thing is the type of giving I most prefer. I've done it occasionally. Can't take stuff with us, once we're gone, so it might as well go to somebody deserving, where you know for a fact...
03-01-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By Clyde1820

Freestyle stroke, I'm assuming? Once had bad...

Freestyle stroke, I'm assuming?

Once had bad injuries to a leg, back when. Among the various physical activities and strength exercises I did, I also did a couple of things in the pool. Took...
02-22-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By Clyde1820

Muscle exertion and minor strain, in my case. Can...

Muscle exertion and minor strain, in my case. Can be 5-15mins transient. Like any strain, however, it can last awhile if severe enough. (ie, pulled hamstring, which can take a few months to fully...
02-21-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By Clyde1820

Used to do competitive distance running, back in...

Used to do competitive distance running, back in the day. Many workouts were extremely hard exertion, intervals, hills, etc. Occasionally, when ramping-up for a season, I could go through a range of...
02-15-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,579
Posted By Clyde1820

The beauty of being free is that a person can...

The beauty of being free is that a person can make a choice that's best for that person. A very great thing, that.

Myself, I don't "push" with cycling, so I don't particularly need top-of-the-line...
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