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08-11-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,424
Posted By terrymorse

I don't know for sure if it makes me stronger,...

I don't know for sure if it makes me stronger, but when I intentionally push a big gear up hills, my muscles are sore the next day.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By terrymorse

You have the pedal, measure it. The min. width...

You have the pedal, measure it. The min. width and depth are right there in the Campy spec drawing:

...
08-11-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By terrymorse

The reason why Campagnolo doesn't want you to...

The reason why Campagnolo doesn't want you to install a washer is because it would reduce the number of threads that are engaged, causing additional stress on the engaged threads, possibly leading to...
08-10-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,746
Posted By terrymorse

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at...

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at dawn and dusk. They can be quite the hazard.

Iíve had several close calls with deer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By terrymorse

Not true. The case rate among the vaccinated is...

Not true. The case rate among the vaccinated is considerably less than among the non-vaccinated. It's currently about one fourth as much in our county.



The healthiest thing you can do is get...
08-09-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 901
Posted By terrymorse

^^^ This is nonsense. ...

^^^ This is nonsense.


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08-09-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,427
Posted By terrymorse

New article on heart health in endurance athletes

On a subject near and dear to our hearts (literally), Sweat Science author Alex Hutchinson has just written a new article in Outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,524
Posted By terrymorse

10-20%? For 40-120 minutes?! Where are such...

10-20%? For 40-120 minutes?!

Where are such R.O.U.G.s (Roads of Unusual Grade)? I don't think they exist.
08-07-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,288
Posted By terrymorse

Working that toe down pedaling style.

Working that toe down pedaling style.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By terrymorse

Data pulled from hospitalizations don't tell you...

Data pulled from hospitalizations don't tell you much about effectiveness.

Better estimates of effectiveness can be found in journal articles, like this very recent one, Bernal et al, July 21,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By terrymorse

Question asked. In case you're looking for an...

Question asked. In case you're looking for an answer, here are my personal reasons:

Because this virus is highly contagious and causes serious illness.

Being vaccinated, I almost certainly...
08-06-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,079
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, I can relate. I used to ride as long and as...

Yes, I can relate. I used to ride as long and as hard as I wanted. Now figuring out how much recovery time I need, and when, is something I'm still trying to determine.

My quads were sore...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By terrymorse

Polio and measles are caused by viruses, also. ...

Polio and measles are caused by viruses, also.

Measles is still active, over 100,000 die yearly from it. A single measles vaccine is 93% effective.

There is no need to put scare quotes around...
08-06-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By terrymorse

You'll get the same benefit out of an upgrade,...

You'll get the same benefit out of an upgrade, big or small. Regardless of whether or not you already have done the "big" changes.

But yes, it does make sense to first go after the "low hanging...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By terrymorse

I'm not convinced that the data support the...

I'm not convinced that the data support the "vaccinated people are far less likely to become infected" conclusion.

In the July COVID-19 outbreak after large gatherings in Barnstable County, Mass.,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By terrymorse

COVID-19 definitely is not a flu (influenza)...

COVID-19 definitely is not a flu (influenza) strain. It is a coronavirus.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By terrymorse

Boo to the rider on the front who didn't point...

Boo to the rider on the front who didn't point out the road hazard.
08-06-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By terrymorse

This is the equivalent to "until you get down to...

This is the equivalent to "until you get down to your ideal body weight, a lighter bike won't do much for you".

Both arguments are nonsensical.

Will aero wheels change anyone from pack filler...
08-06-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,944
Posted By terrymorse

Smoke forecast for today (2021-08-06). Not...

Smoke forecast for today (2021-08-06). Not pretty:


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08-04-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By terrymorse

Looks like there is considerable cracking, thatís...

Looks like there is considerable cracking, thatís usually caused by UV or ozone. Or heat.
08-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,072
Posted By terrymorse

My hip joint broke into four pieces. The initial...

My hip joint broke into four pieces. The initial plan was to do a total replacement, but the surgeon said he could save the joint. I now have a compression screw with a 4-hole plate, installed from...
08-01-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,781
Posted By terrymorse

I was thinking of this article in The Lancet: ...

I was thinking of this article in The Lancet:

No level of alcohol consumption improves health (https://www.thelancet.com/article/S0140-6736(18)31571-X/fulltext)

Excerpt:

The level of...
08-01-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By terrymorse

Another thing that can cause a chain to slip...

Another thing that can cause a chain to slip between the cassette and the hub: a bent derailleur hanger.
07-31-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,220
Posted By terrymorse

^ This. Who wants to bike on a MUP, any way?...

^ This. Who wants to bike on a MUP, any way? Leave them to the walkers, joggers, dog walkers, roller skaters, baby carriage pushers, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By terrymorse

The only sand I worry about is the stuff on the...

The only sand I worry about is the stuff on the curves that makes descending more exciting than it needs to be.

Drivetrain? Feh. Maybe some sand would make it wear slightly more quickly. Nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,420
Posted By terrymorse

Sorry, some editor weirdness mucked up the URL. ...

Sorry, some editor weirdness mucked up the URL.

I corrected my posting, please try it again.
07-31-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,072
Posted By terrymorse

I broke my hip, also. But I was determined not to...

I broke my hip, also. But I was determined not to let it relegate me to "non-cyclist" status.

After surgery, doctor said no walking or biking for 12 weeks.

I was on the trainer at 5 weeks, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,420
Posted By terrymorse

FYI, the NOAA Smoke Prediction map...

FYI, the NOAA Smoke Prediction map (https://hwp-viz.gsd.esrl.noaa.gov/smoke/) is a good page to bookmark:

https://hwp-viz.gsd.esrl.noaa.gov/smoke/

Select the Near Surface Smoke option.
07-29-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,163
Posted By terrymorse

1. Hand wash the shorts in water with some liquid...

1. Hand wash the shorts in water with some liquid soap.
2. Rinse the shorts in clean water, squeeze (don't wring) shorts to remove some water.
3. Lay the shorts on a towel, roll up the towel, step...
07-28-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,946
Posted By terrymorse

I don't have any personal experience with them,...

I don't have any personal experience with them, but you might want to try a cooling vest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,479
Posted By terrymorse

Taped worked for Dave Stoller: ...

Taped worked for Dave Stoller:


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07-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,687
Posted By terrymorse

It's common to be a little dehydrated first thing...

It's common to be a little dehydrated first thing in the morning. That might explain the relative sluggishness when you ride early.

Try weighing yourself at bed time and after you first get up....
07-28-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By terrymorse

I wash my helmet straps under running water with...

I wash my helmet straps under running water with some liquid hand soap, then rinse well and hang to dry.

Not very often, though. Only when salt stains are obvious.
07-27-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By terrymorse

On what type of surface are you riding? If...

On what type of surface are you riding?

If it's hard pavement, avoid tires with tread. It serves no purpose and will only slow you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,479
Posted By terrymorse

I often pull up on the pedals when climbing out...

I often pull up on the pedals when climbing out of the saddle. It definitely adds significant force into the cranks on those short and steep sections.

I have never injured myself while pulling up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By terrymorse

Pretty rare event, yes. But I've had chain suck...

Pretty rare event, yes. But I've had chain suck break my derailleur hanger twice. Both times when shifting down to the small ring at the bottom of a climb, after installing a new chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By terrymorse

A worn chainring with a new chain wonít skip, but...

A worn chainring with a new chain wonít skip, but it will cause ďchain suckĒ, where the chain wonít disengage at the bottom of the ring. Chain suck usually happens when shifting. It can cause a mess,...
07-26-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,924
Posted By terrymorse

I disagree, total elevation gain depends on how...

I disagree, total elevation gain depends on how much resolution you want.

How do you define the "right" length of a coastline?
07-26-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,781
Posted By terrymorse

I'll contribute a data point and admit that 200W...

I'll contribute a data point and admit that 200W is tough for me. 20 minutes at 200W is okay, but any longer than that leaves me pretty gassed.

Of course, I'm a SLF (Svelte Lithe Fellow). One of...
07-26-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,924
Posted By terrymorse

I was told there would be no math problems.

I was told there would be no math problems.
07-26-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,787
Posted By terrymorse

Blah, blah, highest paved road in North America...

Blah, blah, highest paved road in North America (https://www.bicyclerace.com). Whatever.
07-25-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,924
Posted By terrymorse

The Garmin Connect website (connect.garmin.com)...

The Garmin Connect website (connect.garmin.com) has an "elevations correction" feature you can use after the fact to correct the errors in recorded elevation data.

From my most recent ride (82.23...
07-25-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By terrymorse

The Find My...

The Find My (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/find-my/id1514844621) app on the iPhone does just that. I share my location with my wife, and she shares her location with me. Very simple and reliable. You...
07-25-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,924
Posted By terrymorse

Phones typically use GPS to determine elevation,...

Phones typically use GPS to determine elevation, while many bike-specific devices (like the Garmin Edge series) use barometric pressure.

GPS is terribly inaccurate at measuring elevation. If you...
07-25-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,930
Posted By terrymorse

Just shy of 63 here, road rider, fighting madly...

Just shy of 63 here, road rider, fighting madly to maintain my form.

My problem is that buddies I started riding with 20 years ago are slowing down, but I'm not (very much).

Lately, I've been...
07-24-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,220
Posted By terrymorse

Iíve been having these e-bike conversations with...

Iíve been having these e-bike conversations with fellow ride buddies who are at or near Medicare age.

While we still have plenty of strength and power to hold our own on climbs and in fast pace...
07-24-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,787
Posted By terrymorse

Why not drag an anchor on a chain then? Part...

Why not drag an anchor on a chain then?

Part of the fun of becoming a strong climber is going fast. Why take away the fun?
07-24-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,787
Posted By terrymorse

I like to climb, and my favorite climbing bike is...

I like to climb, and my favorite climbing bike is the Scott Addict.

Since you ride a combination of gravel and asphalt, consider a gravel bike. Scott makes a gravel Addict in your price range...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,838
Posted By terrymorse

The only nonsense Iím seeing here is what Iíve...

The only nonsense Iím seeing here is what Iíve quoted above.
07-23-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By terrymorse

Check out The Proís Closet...

Check out The Proís Closet (https://www.theproscloset.com/collections/road-bikes). Several used road bikes there at the moment.
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