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05-20-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,132
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Posted By Clyde1820

Not my thing, but that's a great-looking bike. ...

Not my thing, but that's a great-looking bike. :thumb:
05-20-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Clyde1820

Old injuries, here. I don't get to see much...

Old injuries, here. I don't get to see much elevation change on the routes I do, myself. By design. One leg simply can't take that sort of climbing, anymore.

Kudos to those who can. I suppose...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,752
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, one of those didn't miss me, approaching...

Well, one of those didn't miss me, approaching one intersection, some years back. The driver of that vehicle jetted out of a neighboring parking lot and struck me at a quartering angle right on the...
05-19-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,291
Posted By Clyde1820

I actually liked the fourth one, Terminator:...

I actually liked the fourth one, Terminator: Salvation. (The one with Sam Worthington as the mostly-human retrofit that came to the aid of the resistance). Thought it was better than the second and...
05-19-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,571
Posted By Clyde1820

I've made a handful of purchases from Bike24,...

I've made a handful of purchases from Bike24, before, and with delivery to me in the U.S. I have not yet been charged for any duty fees for such transactions. Uncertain whether it's for certain...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,752
Posted By Clyde1820

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock ... Enjoy the...

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock ... Enjoy the concert, Hondo. Take a couple of pictures, for the unwashed (here on the forum).

Your earlier concert was the '83 Screaming For Vengeance tour. ...
Forum: Foo
05-19-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By Clyde1820

This tastes pretty good, I think. Basically, it's...

This tastes pretty good, I think. Basically, it's a berry blend with plenty of fats and proteins. Good replacement for a breakfast, or a solid snack, that'll keep you going for several hours. One...
Forum: Foo
05-16-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 475
Posted By Clyde1820

Yup. Have, over the years, picked up a few...

Yup.

Have, over the years, picked up a few of the serious recordings from Sheffield Lab (https://www.sheffieldlab.com/). (Can occasionally get some of them at discounted prices for, very nearly,...
05-15-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,543
Posted By Clyde1820

Don't be frightened. The misunderstanding isn't...

Don't be frightened. The misunderstanding isn't that horrific.

Every route's different. Even if a "path," MUP or whatever. The point is regarding visibility of somebody when overtaking (or...
05-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,431
Posted By Clyde1820

Never thought of matching my kit to my bike. ...

Never thought of matching my kit to my bike. Have generally just tossed on what I thought would work for the ride.

I know. Not one sense of style, in that regard. Figure that I've got plenty...
05-15-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Clyde1820

Have only done a ~65-miler, myself, and the...

Have only done a ~65-miler, myself, and the temperatures weren't catastrophic. We stopped frequently for fluids, and carried much with us. Had a small lunch, at the turn-around point. My big issue...
05-15-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 768
Posted By Clyde1820

It's infrequent for me, as well. In part,...

It's infrequent for me, as well. In part, because I go after the easily-removed bolts to ensure they're remaining easily-removed and free of rusting/galling. The humidity issues where I live don't...
05-15-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,543
Posted By Clyde1820

Of course. Who wouldn't. Not that that matters. ...

Of course. Who wouldn't. Not that that matters.

Point is, if the lighting/shading realities during a ride are such that others cannot see a person, then a person's at risk without such lighting....
05-15-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 768
Posted By Clyde1820

Is pretty silly, IMO. It just becomes one of...

Is pretty silly, IMO.

It just becomes one of those things that's a maintenance check once (or even twice) annually. Remove the bolts, clean up the threads, use a liberal amount of LocTite Blue,...
05-15-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,543
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...
05-14-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,543
Posted By Clyde1820

Utility will depend on the lighting, on the...

Utility will depend on the lighting, on the reflections/shadows that can obscure others' view of a cyclist, etc.

On a number of roads where I frequently ride, the strange lighting along some...
05-13-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Clyde1820

In short: everything in moderation ... and,...

In short: everything in moderation ... and, increased effort and intake has effects.

One of the effects of increased efforts can be higher water consumption, sweating. That'll certainly expel...
05-13-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,291
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. I'm normally not a sci-fi type of...

^ This.

I'm normally not a sci-fi type of reader or movie-watcher. But I thought the original The Matrix was fantastic. One of the few films where I'd apply the "mind blowing" phrase to. It was...
05-13-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,913
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...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 334,118
Posted By Clyde1820

Man, oh man, but are my rides mostly boring with...

Man, oh man, but are my rides mostly boring with a capital "B" ... compared to some of ^ those recent treks into the wilds.

Beautiful spots, str . Hard not to fall in love with rides where one...
05-10-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Clyde1820

^ Those types of stations are exceptional, for...

^ Those types of stations are exceptional, for providing so many hand holds and foot holds. All sorts of stretches are possible, and one can generate noticeably greater force with many of them,...
05-10-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Clyde1820

For myself, I've always been a "morning" person. ...

For myself, I've always been a "morning" person. And I've noticed that during hard training cycles any tough workouts after about 5pm or so end up keeping me "revved" up for hours. It interferes...
05-10-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
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...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Clyde1820

Tougher situation, merely 30ft from an...

Tougher situation, merely 30ft from an intersection where it's altogether likely cars would be following you into the side street.



^ This, if possible.

Of, seeing as how in this case the...
05-06-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,543
Posted By Clyde1820

Lights certainly should be properly aimed. Of...

Lights certainly should be properly aimed. Of course, that presupposes people have proper cycling lights in the first place. (Sadly, far too many simply mount flashlights, or 'bike' lights with a...
05-04-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 909
Posted By Clyde1820

I've never understood why distant viewing of a...

I've never understood why distant viewing of a plate's so utterly vita, when it's plastered on the vehicle. Either stop the vehicle for an infraction, or get closer (ie, off to the side), or await an...
05-02-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
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...
04-29-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,758
Posted By Clyde1820

Personal checks have no guards against fraud,...

Personal checks have no guards against fraud, whereas cash is instant and ccards have protections for the merchant. Even if there's a fee for the ccard service, a merchant can easily adjust prices...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,967
Posted By Clyde1820

That's what I've found. I have relatively...

That's what I've found.

I have relatively poor vision at night. Corrected, so focus is pretty good, but like most people it suffers somewhat in the dark, even worse if misty, foggy, drizzling. ...
04-27-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 369,343
Posted By Clyde1820

Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962). Great cast, decent...

Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962). Great cast, decent script, and a way of storytelling that still works. Have seen it several times, over the years. Exceptional film. 9/10.
...
04-27-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By Clyde1820

My idea of a purpose for riding has generally...

My idea of a purpose for riding has generally remained the same: to get from point A to B, in the most pleasant and healthful way I can.

When I was 7yrs old, it was to transport me across the...
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 334,118
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...
04-20-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,926
Posted By Clyde1820

Don't, myself, unless there is no other way. I...

Don't, myself, unless there is no other way. I do ride on MUPs some of the time, so it's unavoidable, but otherwise it's on the right third portion of the RH lane in the street for me. All things...
Forum: Foo
04-18-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,178
Posted By Clyde1820

Had an Ovation Elite about 30yrs ago, picked up...

Had an Ovation Elite about 30yrs ago, picked up pre-owned from a local shop. One of the few guitars I had found that had a slim enough neck so I could easily work the left hand. Wasn't $200, and...
04-17-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,265
Posted By Clyde1820

gthomson , if you're still looking the flat Grand...

gthomson , if you're still looking the flat Grand Cru Sabot pedals by Velo-Orange might suit you. They're 100x100mm in size, come with modest-height rounded pins. Made of aluminum, and comes with...
Forum: Foo
04-14-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Clyde1820

At age 16, I felt that way for about a year and a...

At age 16, I felt that way for about a year and a half. By age 21 I was convinced I'd been full of crap. By age 25, I knew it for certain. Sometimes, I'm surprised I lasted that long, what with...
04-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Clyde1820

Many roads are fairly awful in my area, too. Not...

Many roads are fairly awful in my area, too. Not a bad winter, really. But pothole filler on filler on filler, over years, and a road ends up a bit ratty.

Got to love 26x2.3" or larger tires,...
04-13-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,983
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...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 334,118
Posted By Clyde1820

Beautiful photo. Have only been up through the...

Beautiful photo. Have only been up through the Glacier/Banff region once. Probably time to head up there again.

Man, but that ~8ft wide shoulder (emergency lane) area is a thing of beauty, for...
04-11-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 369,343
Posted By Clyde1820

The Best Offer (2013) -- starring Geoffrey Rush,...

The Best Offer (2013) -- starring Geoffrey Rush, Donald Sutherland, Sylvia Hoeks. An off-beat movie, sort of a film noir / who-dunnit. 7.5/10.
Forum: Foo
04-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By Clyde1820

A local greasy spoon has a pretty great baked...

A local greasy spoon has a pretty great baked beans (no chili) that has small cubed meat along with pulled meat, in the beans. It's mildly spicy, with good chunks of onion and the mean throughout. ...
04-06-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,947
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...
04-05-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,056
Posted By Clyde1820

With cycling, that's how I approach it. ...

With cycling, that's how I approach it.

With running, back in the day, that's how I started. Got the mileage in, then worried about performance increases only after I'd "proven" myself at a...
04-01-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By Clyde1820

With an introspective person that's willing to...

With an introspective person that's willing to learn and grow, I think that's a common thing. Learning from past experiences can be one of the best ways of finding alternatives and improving on them....
03-28-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Clyde1820

You got your wish. She was tough as nails...

You got your wish. She was tough as nails previously. Now she's gonna be absolutely heinous, on the hills. Suck it up, Spanky. :p:beer:

Killer bike gifted to someone -- $2500.
The look on her...
Forum: Foo
03-15-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8,224
Views: 1,718,359
Posted By Clyde1820

TVR Cerbera ...

TVR Cerbera

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fa/90/1e/fa901e702097c21131cc2a282e05d8af.jpg
Forum: Foo
03-15-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8,224
Views: 1,718,359
Posted By Clyde1820

TVR 350C ...

TVR 350C

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/53/f4/9b/53f49b84b5c2407533989e2e00da02cc.jpg
Forum: Foo
03-10-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,752
Posted By Clyde1820

Saw Judas Priest in concert, once. Their speaker...

Saw Judas Priest in concert, once. Their speaker setup must have been 70ft tall, at least. The speakers are what I still remember about that gig. Dang, but were they loud. Only concert I've ever been...
Forum: Foo
03-10-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By Clyde1820

Over the decades, I've had only a couple of...

Over the decades, I've had only a couple of vintage articles of clothing.

A 1950s (?) era army surplus canvas foul-weather coat.
A 1930s-'40s (?) era heavy wool blanket (warmth, though not...
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 966
Posted By Clyde1820

Yet, it's really just a variant of the "stew." ...

Yet, it's really just a variant of the "stew." Different cultures have variations, even if the primary culture one thinks of has an "authentic" short list of ingredients.
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