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05-21-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By gear64

It seems I was able to provide some comic relief,...

It seems I was able to provide some comic relief, but no lycra, would have had to been worn through liner and baggy shell. Sounds like the vote was just weird, but debatable whether me or driver. I...
05-19-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By gear64

More than just weird?

I was riding this evening in a moderate crime area. Secondary residential street. I glance back and notice a vehicle not far off my back wheel just hanging out. Initially we were on slight incline,...
Forum: Foo
05-19-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,412
Posted By gear64

I'd consider myself more of an introvert than...

I'd consider myself more of an introvert than extrovert but still miss going into office at least part time. I find value in regular interactions with colleagues and the change of scenery is nice....
05-17-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By gear64

Just stumbled on this myself on YouTube. Curious...

Just stumbled on this myself on YouTube. Curious if you have any insights a few years down the road.
05-17-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,572
Posted By gear64

As are most ordinances these days. In practice...

As are most ordinances these days. In practice all speed limits are the lower limit.
05-17-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,572
Posted By gear64

​​​​​​​The difference here at least is cyclists...

​​​​​​​The difference here at least is cyclists belong on the road by ordinance, and pedestrians belong on the sidewalk by ordinance. As close as possible to the roadside facing traffic if not...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By gear64

I did 21 one way 2-3 times a week for a couple of...

I did 21 one way 2-3 times a week for a couple of years, until I decided the 'suicide' mile wasn't worth the risk. Never found a viable alternative to that one mile near the office. Land locked by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By gear64

Within last year +. Already dumped one. Gave...

Within last year +. Already dumped one. Gave another to relative. Have intent to donate another one. Coop if still around, think it fell on hard times. Goodwill if not. Another that needs some work...
05-16-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,650
Posted By gear64

TLDR; Lost 30+ lbs over 10 yrs, but no...

TLDR; Lost 30+ lbs over 10 yrs, but no significant oscillating. Weight has stayed off.

I feel like any "diet" is doomed to fail long term. I've been 180-ish for at least a few years now, down from...
05-16-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,406
Posted By gear64

I hear you. I got hooked on body weight fitness...

I hear you. I got hooked on body weight fitness (pull ups, push ups, l-sits,working towards levers) 7 yrs or so ago and made what I thought was some fantastic progress for my age for a few years then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,558
Posted By gear64

In large part that's why cycling has never been...

In large part that's why cycling has never been of much interest to me even as fan. There are many sports where equipment is much more ancillary and it's all about the athlete. I dislike sports where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,530
Posted By gear64

I'm new to having a gravel bike. I likely won't...

I'm new to having a gravel bike. I likely won't ride much gravel because it's too time consuming to drive my bike places. In large part why I gave up MTB. I wanted an an all road bike for the varying...
05-13-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By gear64

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have NBD in...

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have NBD in April. I haven't been a Clyde in a while but the bike does feel very solid. What color did you get? I first got sucked in by the Pacific Blue researching...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By gear64

Baggies/club fit for me. Plain T if errand bike...

Baggies/club fit for me. Plain T if errand bike with pannier. In my case it's a hobby, not a sport, I'm not going to fret over micro losses in aero efficiency. I rarely look at the models. I...
05-11-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By gear64

I'm moving away from something closer to the...

I'm moving away from something closer to the bottom because my neck is getting less tolerant of putting my head where needs to be to see a safe distance ahead. Actually not that close to bottom, but...
05-11-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,024
Posted By gear64

I've been very happy with my Super Pro, about...

I've been very happy with my Super Pro, about 2yrs old now. When I broke my Garmin Edge 200, I initially was shocked the current lowest cost model was double what I paid for the 200. I started...
05-10-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By gear64

How knobby is slightly knobby? All this is purely...

How knobby is slightly knobby? All this is purely anecdotal. Back in the day I felt like my higher end MTB with knobby tires was significantly slower than my low end ten speed. As such I would ride...
05-09-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,676
Posted By gear64

Gravel is just a marketing name. I call my what...

Gravel is just a marketing name. I call my what it is functionally, and it's specific model name All Road. Particularly suited to urban neglect.
05-05-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,859
Posted By gear64

I'm not a fan of shaming culture. You could call...

I'm not a fan of shaming culture. You could call the police, but they likely have better things to do. You could confront them, but is it really worth losing your life over if they have serious anger...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,608
Posted By gear64

I wear baggy shorts just below my knee. Socks...

I wear baggy shorts just below my knee. Socks must be long enough to overlap just under my shorts.
05-05-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,361
Posted By gear64

It still shocks me this stuff sells. I see over...

It still shocks me this stuff sells. I see over priced stuff mostly by the usual suspects sit for months, maybe year or more. Sometimes they disappear and come back. Maybe one goes just often enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By gear64

I don't have a Propel, but sounds like cable...

I don't have a Propel, but sounds like cable length doesn't allow calipers to open enough to slip inflated 25 through? So deflate first or my older bikes have lever to open them that extra bit. I've...
04-26-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,621
Posted By gear64

No. I can't recall ever noticing anyone wearing a...

No. I can't recall ever noticing anyone wearing a helmet until I was travelling around the country for work in the 90s and one of my colleagues traveled around with MTB and wore one. I never knew...
04-26-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,130
Posted By gear64

I'm a new convert to fat tires. After decades of...

I'm a new convert to fat tires. After decades of 25s, then maybe 5+ year s of 28s on some bikes, I now have 38s on new gravel bike. I can't tell the difference speed/effort wise, but the comfort on...
04-02-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,832
Posted By gear64

No. They've caught my curiosity, but at current...

No. They've caught my curiosity, but at current price points I just don't see the value for the kind of riding I do. It would just be a geeky novelty.
03-30-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,647
Posted By gear64

We will now the hoarders have been triggered.

We will now the hoarders have been triggered.
03-27-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,197
Posted By gear64

I typically slow down, often stop, but I'm not...

I typically slow down, often stop, but I'm not perfect. Sometimes I cheat, especially if clear line of sight. If I got caught it would be no flack, pay the fine. I knew the rules when I hopped on...
03-27-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,997
Posted By gear64

My wife is happy with the beacon service included...

My wife is happy with the beacon service included with my Lezyne Super Pro/App. She feels better checking up on me occasionally. While I've cycled freely since childhood, by the time my kids were...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,425
Posted By gear64

I mostly road a touring bike for commuting 21...

I mostly road a touring bike for commuting 21 miles one way. It was as fast on fast days as any other bike I ride same distances for fun. For me wind, hills, distance, how I feel that day, time of...
03-23-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,049
Posted By gear64

My wife got me super slim variant of that I loved...

My wife got me super slim variant of that I loved for just a phone and ID. With different bike, my frame mount pump wasn't going to work so looked for alternative to traditional jersey myself. REI...
03-21-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,736
Posted By gear64

Continuing my rant of current driving trends. My...

Continuing my rant of current driving trends. My subdivision was built in a time when most families had only one vehicle. On street parking was not a consideration, nor were sidewalks. Now with every...
03-19-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,736
Posted By gear64

Distracted driving is trending up, speeding is...

Distracted driving is trending up, speeding is trending up both as a norm and mph over posted, road rage is trending up, running stop signs and stop lights is trending up. Just saw a red light run...
03-14-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By gear64

Stunning. I love how clean it looks, with minimal...

Stunning. I love how clean it looks, with minimal logos and branding.
03-14-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By gear64

Whether you are on the shoulder or not, or others...

Whether you are on the shoulder or not, or others perceive it to be a shoulder or not is irrelevant. All you can do is be hyper vigilant and try to have a bail out plan when riding in traffic. 'Safe'...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By gear64

True, but current regulations meet my needs. ...

True, but current regulations meet my needs. Regarding my own safety, there's no comparison between even the most unsafe car and riding my bike in the road. In some ways I think it's comical how...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By gear64

Only two things matter to me in a vehicle. Cost...

Only two things matter to me in a vehicle. Cost and reliability. I'm fine with the smallest thing I can fit in. If it only had bench seats like a school bus and an interior I could hose out that...
03-09-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,901
Posted By gear64

There's a similar road here. The posted is...

There's a similar road here. The posted is either 35 or 40, I don't recall offhand, but 50+ is typical. No shoulder, the lanes themselves (4 lane) are ridiculously narrow for even 35; and often pot...
03-08-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By gear64

Even with my foray into Craigslist N+1, I'm...

Even with my foray into Craigslist N+1, I'm likely way better off than the average golfer over the long haul. Even with multiple bikes to manage I'm sure there are many other more expensive hobbies....
Forum: Foo
03-03-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,943
Posted By gear64

I'm going crazy at home. Too many distractions....

I'm going crazy at home. Too many distractions. I think my employer will prefer us in the office long term. They are big on face to face interactions. It's a small-medium size company with a good...
03-03-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,888
Posted By gear64

Solo. I initially interpreted groups as in bike...

Solo. I initially interpreted groups as in bike shop or club rides, but seem others have included event type group rides. I've never done bike shop or club rides. I've done 1 charity, and a few...
02-25-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,989
Posted By gear64

This never works for me. Lane changes don't exist...

This never works for me. Lane changes don't exist relative to cyclist. No matter where you are in the lane cars will only pass by absolute minimum distance. Get far enough left and they may squeeze...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gear64

I have no real experience. I have a tech job,...

I have no real experience. I have a tech job, but Python and web dev aren't everyday skills for me. I've had a passing in interest in Python for a while, but I'm always chasing squirrels. For this...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gear64

If only wanting to convert files to csv this...

If only wanting to convert files to csv this should do it. Not my code will cite if I recall, didn't see in fitparse at a glance, so likely found someone else that posted how they were using it. As...
Forum: Foo
02-23-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gear64

Sorry, it's been a little bit since I came up...

Sorry, it's been a little bit since I came up with the initial script for parsing the files. It appears there was multiple sources I conflated into a a single source for my parsing script. From...
Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gear64

I'm not sure what you mean. When you clicked on...

I'm not sure what you mean. When you clicked on the url? When I click on it, I go to a github project page describing the project.
02-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,262
Posted By gear64

In terms of effort both bicycling and running are...

In terms of effort both bicycling and running are as a hard as you want them to be. Personally, I'm more of a recreational rider, than competitive rider; but still the accumulation of mileage keeps...
02-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,817
Posted By gear64

Watched the video and it intrigued me a little in...

Watched the video and it intrigued me a little in terms of considering commuting again, however a couple items still concern me.

1) The biggest detractor to commuting is one segment near my...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gear64

Since I generally referred to this a few times,...

Since I generally referred to this a few times, I'll go ahead and throw in the URL. This was key. Everything else was pretty well documented and usable from the source, but Python is not a...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gear64

I'm 'uploading' my own files. The github project...

I'm 'uploading' my own files. The github project that wraps the FitSDK in python module has example code to convert Fit files to CSV files so you can better assess the file structure fields involved....
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By gear64

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