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07-31-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By canklecat

Wahoo Fitness has been my go-to Android app for...

Wahoo Fitness has been my go-to Android app for cycling and running for a few years. It's free, logs (but doesn't display) complete data, and is more reliable and less resource intensive than the...
07-31-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 325
Posted By canklecat

I developed osteopenia in my early 60s, a result...

I developed osteopenia in my early 60s, a result of a malfunctioning thyroid/parathyroid. I take a massive amount of supplements, especially vitamin D and calcium. And get a bone density test every...
07-30-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,433
Posted By canklecat

I try to avoid buying unnecessary stuff, but...

I try to avoid buying unnecessary stuff, but failed last year.

In summer 2020, despite the pandemic induced shortage of bike stuff, our local REI was blowing out some Shimano and SRAM stuff cheap....
07-30-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 368
Posted By canklecat

Looks fine. I should order some classic Trek...

Looks fine. I should order some classic Trek decals to replace the originals on my 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV. Great bike. U G L Y decals. Some sorta weird brownish-goldish lettering with white highlights,...
07-30-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By canklecat

If you don't have any luck here or ebay, try the...

If you don't have any luck here or ebay, try the various Dura Ace groups on Facebook, and the FB classified ads. However asking prices tend to be higher on Facebook.
07-30-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By canklecat

If SAS casual/athletic shoes are made like most,...

If SAS casual/athletic shoes are made like most, they should be fine in the rain. I wash my running shoes -- Adidas, Under Armour, etc. -- by dunking them in a bucket of cool/lukewarm water with...
Forum: Foo
07-30-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, Ron Popeil, for your heroic nephew Irwin...

Thanks, Ron Popeil, for your heroic nephew Irwin Mainway and his Bag O' Glass and Johnny Switchblade Adventure Punk.

https://youtu.be/veMiNQifZcM

And his offspring, Billy Mays and his OxiCoke...
07-29-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 722
Posted By canklecat

Fact. After being hit by a car in 2018, then...

Fact. After being hit by a car in 2018, then being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I wouldn't have gotten through that year without kratom. Especially after my health care system quoted me a wait of...
07-29-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By canklecat

Is there something unique about SAS shoes that...

Is there something unique about SAS shoes that makes them suitable for Morton's Neuroma? I have several foot issues (very narrow, bony feet with high arches, plantar fasciitis, metatarsal pain, etc.)...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,262
Posted By canklecat

There are several inaccuracies there in an...

There are several inaccuracies there in an attempt to be pithy or perpetrate propaganda.

We aren't letting in millions of "illegal aliens." We're trying to humanely accommodate people with...
07-29-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 308
Posted By canklecat

Unfortunately that long sleeve Garneau Lemmon 2...

Unfortunately that long sleeve Garneau Lemmon 2 jersey was discontinued a couple of years ago and hard to find now.

Next best thing might be one of Under Armour's Heatgear t-shirts. Very thin...
07-29-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 308
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I wouldn't seek surgical or medical...

Yeah, I wouldn't seek surgical or medical treatment for "excessive" sweating. Recently a young social media-famous "model" died after getting surgery to reduce her sweating. The story didn't specify...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By canklecat

BTW, another trick that can help soothe and...

BTW, another trick that can help soothe and relieve some kinds of skin and subcutaneous ailments is a sitz bath, or nice soak in a warm bath with plenty of Epsom salts or even regular salt. After the...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By canklecat

LOL! I haven't watched Kentucky Fried Movie since...

LOL! I haven't watched Kentucky Fried Movie since it first came out... at a drive-in. I'd forgotten some of those sketches, especially the zinc oxide bit.

Man, I thought my brain worked in weird...
07-29-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 853
Posted By canklecat

Part of the problem I've seen with roundabouts...

Part of the problem I've seen with roundabouts here in Fort Worth is good intentions hobbled by poor design.

Roundabouts need some visual cues to drivers that they can't simply blast through the...
07-29-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 853
Posted By canklecat

Some clever wag coined the term "niceholes" for...

Some clever wag coined the term "niceholes" for those well-meaning folks who slow or stop to wave us through... into the path of reckless and impatient drivers.
07-29-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 853
Posted By canklecat

For US drivers, single lane roundabouts aren't...

For US drivers, single lane roundabouts aren't horrible. Just short of horrible.

There's a single lane roundabout near the busiest trailhead of our local MUP. It's the entrance to the local Mellow...
07-28-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 722
Posted By canklecat

Some of us never adapt to a diurnal schedule. If...

Some of us never adapt to a diurnal schedule. If it was gonna happen it would have happened by now. I spent years in the Navy, usually getting up around 4:30 am, often cycling to work. I never really...
07-28-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

Modern helmets are all synthetic and plastics and...

Modern helmets are all synthetic and plastics and should be able to withstand reasonably careful washing, even complete dunking in cool or lukewarm water. I wouldn't use hot water, and it's probably...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 424
Posted By canklecat

Anything that can hold 140 proof alcohol is gonna...

Anything that can hold 140 proof alcohol is gonna die pretty soon anyway.

Interestingly, adding table salt to isopropyl alcohol separates the water and alcohol. I suppose if we have another...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 275
Posted By canklecat

I'm always surprised when any touring musician...

I'm always surprised when any touring musician lives much beyond age 50. It's a grueling life with plenty of temptations to abuse the body.

But unlike many major touring acts, ZZ Top had an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,837
Posted By canklecat

When I first used clipless I tended to literally...

When I first used clipless I tended to literally pull the back wheel up off the ground when standing to climb. Just poor technique. Took me awhile to get the hang of spinning while seated, and more...
07-28-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By canklecat

Try another USB charger. Some will charge faster...

Try another USB charger. Some will charge faster and work better.

Lithium-ion batteries do have finite lives and runtimes per charge, but it varies wildly. I generally like Cygolite Hotshot...
07-28-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By canklecat

Tough call. When my hands are sweaty, especially...

Tough call. When my hands are sweaty, especially if I've been drinking electrolytes, I get a lot of touchscreen glitches with my phones and other touchscreen devices. Makes it tricky to use the...
07-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By canklecat

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can...

FWIW, "smart" vs "dumb/plain" USB cables can often be spotted by comparing the sizes of the plug housing. Plain/dumb USB cables have smaller plastic plug housings. The "smart" USB cable included with...
07-28-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By canklecat

Most phones combine GPS and cell tower location...

Most phones combine GPS and cell tower location tracking to enable activities apps to track our movements with reasonable accuracy.

Many apps have an auto-pause/resume feature to automatically...
07-28-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 308
Posted By canklecat

Is there such a thing as sweating too much in...

Is there such a thing as sweating too much in Florida heat and humidity? If it were me, I'd just bring plenty of water and electrolytes, maybe add a hydration backpack, and let it flow. I sweat more...
07-28-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, it's affected Texas too. Ozone and...

Yeah, it's affected Texas too. Ozone and pollution warnings almost every day recently. I've been taking it very easy, jogging rather than running, walking rather than jogging, going easier than usual...
07-28-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, the above. Some devices, such as the Light...

Ditto, the above. Some devices, such as the Light & Motion Rando 500, can be charged and run simultaneously, but only at low power, and only with a special USB cable. With ordinary USB cables it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 671
Posted By canklecat

I use KMC, SRAM and Shimano HG53 chains, all...

I use KMC, SRAM and Shimano HG53 chains, all affordable, not high end. Can't say I notice any difference in performance or durability. I replace 'em about once a year, or every few thousand miles. I...
07-27-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,039
Posted By canklecat

BTW, if you want to try a bell to warn critters,...

BTW, if you want to try a bell to warn critters, the Timber mountain biking bell (https://www.mtbbell.com/) is the best I've found. It has a simple on/off switch that mutes or releases the clapper....
07-27-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By canklecat

Try a set of ProFoot Miracle insoles...

Try a set of ProFoot Miracle insoles (https://profoot.co/2oz-miracle-insoles-mens/). I have narrow, bony feet with high arches and needed orthotics and insoles since I was a kid. These are the best...
07-27-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,039
Posted By canklecat

Yup, I ride mostly rural areas at night, so deer...

Yup, I ride mostly rural areas at night, so deer and other critters are my main concerns. Even more than the occasional jerk driver.

Although the only animals I've hit while riding a bike are dogs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,837
Posted By canklecat

Foot retention is overrated -- for me. I use it...

Foot retention is overrated -- for me. I use it on my road bikes -- toe clips in ye olden dayes of yore, clipless now -- but not on my hybrids. Looking at my data over the past few years, there's...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By canklecat

The pandemic has strained a lot of relationships....

The pandemic has strained a lot of relationships. In 2020 I went about six months without seeing the folks I usually joined for casual rides about once a week. When the data indicated the risk was...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By canklecat

You expressed it better than I did. My comments...

You expressed it better than I did. My comments sounded a bit pessimistic. Not what I intended.

I've enjoyed some very special close friendships that I don't expect to repeat or replace. They're...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By canklecat

I've outlived most folks I was closest to....

I've outlived most folks I was closest to. Distance and time separated a few other close friends. Irreconcilable differences due to our increasingly divisive society put the final nails in the...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, I've heard critiques by cycling pundits...

Yeah, I've heard critiques by cycling pundits about the men's and women's Olympic road races, attributing the confused tactics to lack of radio communication.

It's interesting to see how quickly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By canklecat

I'm 5'11", 33" inseam, arms a bit longish out of...

I'm 5'11", 33" inseam, arms a bit longish out of proportion to the rest of me. Usually I'm most comfortable on 56-58cm frames.

On the road bikes with 56-58cm frames, the shortest stem I've used...
07-26-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By canklecat

If your shoes have removable insoles, try...

If your shoes have removable insoles, try replacing them with ProFoot Miracle insoles (https://profoot.co/2oz-miracle-insoles-mens/). These cost only about $8-$10, well worth the risk to see if they...
07-26-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,254
Posted By canklecat

Are you using Strava's option to correct the...

Are you using Strava's option to correct the elevation and distance (browser only)?

My hunch is that Strava defers to the data uploaded by our apps and computers. I usually ride with both a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, valid concern. I wondered about that as...

Yeah, valid concern. I wondered about that as well.

For example, a friend who seems to have a knack for shoulder injuries suffered a broken clavicle, worsened in part by the Bluetooth speaker she...
07-26-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By canklecat

Hey, those are the early Look/France-manufactured...

Hey, those are the early Look/France-manufactured pedals with the multi-mode for unclipping.

Hmm... lemme check my PayPal balance...
07-25-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,254
Posted By canklecat

Strava and some other activity apps reference...

Strava and some other activity apps reference existing databases for elevation, based on map data and data submitted by users who post data based on their computers and phones. Presumably these are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By canklecat

Helmet did it's job. Get a new one. In 2018...

Helmet did it's job. Get a new one.

In 2018 I was hit by a car. I don't remember my head hitting the pavement. This stuff happens so quickly we rarely have time to react the way we think we will....
07-25-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

I wouldn't take a chance with old tires. Even if...

I wouldn't take a chance with old tires. Even if they look okay. Too much can go wrong if a tire fails. You can buy decent new tires for around $20. Continental Ultra Sport II or III are excellent...
07-25-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 657
Posted By canklecat

I just do road rides, and occasional gravel-lite...

I just do road rides, and occasional gravel-lite rides on the MUP. No MTB or off road, never had the skills.

I had to give up fast group rides by the end of 2019. Couldn't hang with the younger...
07-24-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By canklecat

That's probably due to the power of brand name...

That's probably due to the power of brand name recognition. Sears and Huffy are familiar names to folks who aren't really into cycling. I doubt any non-cyclists would connect Panasonic with cycling,...
07-24-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,172
Posted By canklecat

You'll notice the difference, although as other...

You'll notice the difference, although as other folks noted above around 15 mph wind drag becomes a more important factor.

It'll be a nicer ride too. Tires with lower rolling resistance are...
07-24-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,664
Posted By canklecat

cyclopath256 , check Amazon in your country to...

cyclopath256 , check Amazon in your country to see if some very affordable padded cycling shorts and bibs are available from Przewalski and Cerotipolar. I've worn both, some pairs going on three...
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