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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,827
Posted By Clyde1820

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me,...

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me, but it'll get me around town. And another that fits beautifully, a rebuild of a mid-'90s MTB into a more-upright "city" bike.
07-20-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 757
Posted By Clyde1820

Never found anything that effectively wicks away...

Never found anything that effectively wicks away all of the moisture, for the full duration of a ride (or run, or hours of tennis, or whatever).

A cotton sweatband around the head seems to work as...
07-13-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,974
Posted By Clyde1820

Hey, Victor ... you missed a spot. :50: :P ...

Hey, Victor ... you missed a spot. :50: :P


Back in the summer of 1986, IIRC, I seriously considered an 18" (or 18.5") sized Ultra. Had they had a 16-incher, I might have sprung for one. ...
Forum: Foo
07-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,583,894
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, to be fair, the full Alfaholics treatment...

Well, to be fair, the full Alfaholics treatment with their GTA-R package can cost ~$400K, plus the donor vehicle. I'd love to completely lose my mind to pick one up, at some point, even if "only"...
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,591
Posted By Clyde1820

Lots of ways to slice the onion. I'm not a...

Lots of ways to slice the onion. I'm not a "twelve cities in fifteen days" type of person myself. I'd much rather do a trip like you guys did, hitting some high spots, doing what you wanted in...
07-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,741
Posted By Clyde1820

Assuming your riding position and your...

Assuming your riding position and your hindquarters are a good fit for the size, look at the Selle SMP Martin Touring or Selle SMP E-City saddles.

Have had the Martin Touring. It's wide for me,...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,583,894
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, please! Great-looking Alfa, there. ...

Yes, please! Great-looking Alfa, there.


Alfaholics has a GT Junior 1300 (https://www.alfaholics.com/our-cars/workshop-upgrade-cars/gt-junior-gta-r-spec-upgrade-package/) that they recently...
07-07-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Clyde1820

It's only been 6-7 weeks since your shots, so...

It's only been 6-7 weeks since your shots, so it's entirely possible you've caught "the crud" and your body's dealing with it. Might explain the sweats, lack of "oomph" during physical activity,...
Forum: Foo
06-10-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,064,260
Posted By Clyde1820

J.Higgins -- Love their sound. Funky and stylish...

J.Higgins -- Love their sound. Funky and stylish grooves, very tight. Jazz is in their roots. Their lead vocalist's range is nice.

Hadn't heard them previously. Thanks for the reference. :thumb:
05-29-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By Clyde1820

That's going to make it hard, unless you are...

That's going to make it hard, unless you are doing other activities (ie gym strengthening workouts) to get those legs into better shape for such strains.

Can take quite awhile to re-make one's...
Forum: Foo
05-29-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,583,894
Posted By Clyde1820

Saw several 246 GT examples around my neck of the...

Saw several 246 GT examples around my neck of the woods, in the late '70s and very early '80s, before Japan's economic "boom" set off much of the price increases for "classic" cars.

Don't recall...
05-23-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By Clyde1820

^ That's a fairly good description of how I've...

^ That's a fairly good description of how I've always approached athletics, and being outdoors doing whatever. Golf, kayaking, hiking, competitive distance running, cycling to get from A to B, etc.
...
Forum: Foo
05-18-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,583,894
Posted By Clyde1820

A custom '53 Studebaker Commander: ...

A custom '53 Studebaker Commander:

https://goodguysnewsarchives.com/wp-content/uploads/1935_studebaker_croty_cover.jpg
05-17-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,069
Posted By Clyde1820

Maybe. Depends on what the cause of the aches...

Maybe. Depends on what the cause of the aches are. Hard muscle use can cause such aches, independent of hydration. Though, as you suggest, hydration's a big part of the body's normal repair and...
05-16-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Clyde1820

Everyone's different, of course. Guessing...

Everyone's different, of course.

Guessing here, based on the little that was said ...

I'm assuming that those two days per week are the sole exercise efforts you do each week. If that's the...
05-12-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By Clyde1820

Not having cycled in decades, you're fighting two...

Not having cycled in decades, you're fighting two things here it seems: being unsteady due to the balance issue, which as you recall from youth can take a number of rides to nail down; and the sizing...
05-11-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,755
Posted By Clyde1820

What was it that Jack Nicholson's character said...

What was it that Jack Nicholson's character said in the film The Bucket List, as he's feeling crappy following a chemotherapy round?"Somewhere, some lucky guy is having a heart attack."
05-03-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Clyde1820

Same boat, here. Legs won't support the weight...

Same boat, here. Legs won't support the weight transfer needed (due to old injuries) when exiting very low-to-the-ground vehicles like the Miata. I wince every time I see such a wonderful, sporty,...
04-28-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,375
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Patience is a virtue. There's good...

^ This.

Patience is a virtue. There's good reason for that saying existing.

Being "non-virtuous" in a vehicle situation on public roads can be a deadly thing.

Far safer, more transparent...
04-27-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,375
Posted By Clyde1820

Vital question. Tricky situation, in a...

Vital question.



Tricky situation, in a "car" traffic lane sufficiently wide for a car where it's equally uncertain which side an overtaking cyclist might take if attempting to pass.

IMO:
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04-18-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,647
Posted By Clyde1820

On the handful of bikes I've maintained, over the...

On the handful of bikes I've maintained, over the years, I have generally found good-quality cables and housings to be an improvement. Definitely keeping them clean and well-lubed is a major factor,...
03-29-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Clyde1820

I'd be in traction for a month just riding the...

I'd be in traction for a month just riding the thing ... and now you remove the bars and ride anyway?

Brave soul. You're my hero. :p
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,072
Posted By Clyde1820

I couldn't wait that long, either, with the...

I couldn't wait that long, either, with the haircut. I go full Neanderthal (in looks) if I go more than two months without a cut.

Last year, the shops weren't opening up anytime soon. And so I did...
03-26-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,991
Views: 222,642
Posted By Clyde1820

He had an essay back in the early '90s with that...

He had an essay back in the early '90s with that sentiment. (Can't recall which of the books your reference came from, but here's this one, speaking of life in the Pacific Northwest's rainy Oregon.)...
03-23-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Clyde1820

I'd end up in traction, on a bike like that. ...

I'd end up in traction, on a bike like that. :eek::50:

But it's a beautiful example. Lovely paint; very unique.
03-21-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,978
Posted By Clyde1820

On a "paper route" bike with heavily-filled bag,...

On a "paper route" bike with heavily-filled bag, don't take a big swing when tossing the paper over Mr. Johnson's yard to his porch. Don't ask me how I know this.*

* No, Mr. Johnson didn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By Clyde1820

Have used the Topeak Super Tourist rear rack,...

Have used the Topeak Super Tourist rear rack, with the Topeak MTX Trunkbag DX 12L version. They have a sleeker 8L size of bag, along with a 16L one that has integral panniers that pop out if you...
03-03-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,991
Views: 222,642
Posted By Clyde1820

Contact -- the 1985 novel by Carl Sagan.

Contact -- the 1985 novel by Carl Sagan.
02-24-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,230,514
Posted By Clyde1820

Dolosse are molded reinforced concrete thingies...

Dolosse are molded reinforced concrete thingies designed for breakwaters in a way that they tightly interlock and effectively keep water at bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolos
...
02-23-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,901
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. And then I'd just find some other suitable...

Sure. And then I'd just find some other suitable activities to fill the void. Win/win.
02-23-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,180
Posted By Clyde1820

Nowhere near the cardio, generally speaking, but...

Nowhere near the cardio, generally speaking, but I've found that good hard hikes can be highly strenuous, very challenging on more muscles than "just" running or cycling can be, and even cardio if...
02-20-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,130
Posted By Clyde1820

I think the Purist bottle would suit it nicely....

I think the Purist bottle would suit it nicely. In color=Black, it would have the "S" icon, it wouldn't visually take over the space, and it'd still allow your gold-on-purple accents to highlight the...
01-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By Clyde1820

As with any other vehicle in a lane that you're...

As with any other vehicle in a lane that you're attempting to pass, all bets are off if that other vehicle's driver decides to go all over the lane in order to avoid puddles, impediments in the road,...
01-17-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,649
Posted By Clyde1820

Congrats on the 4Kmi. Nice, "round" number. ...

Congrats on the 4Kmi. Nice, "round" number.

Old injuries have been keeping me a bit constrained on mileage and routes, for the past year or two, but I'm hoping to change that with a new (refurb)...
01-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Clyde1820

Just checked it (the HyperShot 350). ...

Just checked it (the HyperShot 350).

Powered-on, I set it to the mode I want. Then, plugged into USB for charging. Stays in the in-use mode I had selected. I can then power-off the light, in...
01-16-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,523
Posted By Clyde1820

Good way to get killed. He'll get nailed, at some...

Good way to get killed. He'll get nailed, at some point. Probably inevitable.

One would think there's limited demand for going the double-hip replacement route, with titanium skull plate...
01-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By Clyde1820

Have always found about 8-10oz of a good...

Have always found about 8-10oz of a good whole-milk yogurt with a handful of "granola" (raisins, choc bits, oats, nuts) with some fruit added in works well. (Banana, for more potassium; honey, if I'm...
01-15-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,035
Posted By Clyde1820

Doing without water for a 3hr+ effort can be a...

Doing without water for a 3hr+ effort can be a sketchy proposition, depending on intensity and other factors.

Can't imagine going without food would be dangerous. Could "bonk," sure, if running...
01-11-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 430,431
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, there's periodic maintenance on such bikes...

Well, there's periodic maintenance on such bikes that I'm sure he'll get a kick out of learning how to do. Tube repair, brake pad swap and tuning, cable swap along with derailleur tuning. All good...
01-10-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4,424
Views: 430,431
Posted By Clyde1820

Very cool. Plus, since he now knows quite a...

Very cool.

Plus, since he now knows quite a bit more about how the parts work and go together, when he gets stranded for whatever reason he'll likely have a very good idea of what the problem is. ...
01-08-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By Clyde1820

It's been mutating since it was first seen...

It's been mutating since it was first seen (actually, that's how life rolls, on this planet, of course). There are more than a half-dozen mutations documented, along with the last couple since...
11-24-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,403
Posted By Clyde1820

Good way to describe it. It's why I prefer...

Good way to describe it.

It's why I prefer to walk, run, bike, ride a motorcycle ... rather than the faster/blinder (car, train, plane) modes of travel. As you say, preferring to be in the scene,...
Forum: Foo
11-18-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8,105
Views: 1,583,894
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice. A buddy in the early '90s had a handful of...

Nice. A buddy in the early '90s had a handful of classic Alfas, including a 2600 Spyder.

Always thought a well-sorted Alfa GTV6 Calloway TT...
11-11-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,761
Posted By Clyde1820

ReneHerse Rat Trap Pass...

ReneHerse Rat Trap Pass (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/26-inch/26x23-rat-trap-pass/) -- 26x2.3", 54mm wide, in the Endurance casing. Nice tires. Cushy and reasonably grippy....
11-02-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By Clyde1820

I've used an adjustable stem, previously. A...

I've used an adjustable stem, previously. A Ritchey 4-axis adjustable (click (https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/4-axis-adjustable-stem) @ Ritcheylogic.com); this one's an example of a stem for the...
10-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,201
Posted By Clyde1820

At least two basic meals daily, often three; and...

At least two basic meals daily, often three; and at least a couple of protein-rich "snacks" in between (mini-meals). Four to five smaller meals/snacks, altogether, and generally 25-30gr protein in...
10-13-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,882
Posted By Clyde1820

Truly "high" intensity training can allow an...

Truly "high" intensity training can allow an otherwise fit body to reap a lot of benefits. The body's adaptations can become quite pronounced, in areas of metabolism, cardiovascular fitness, blood...
10-10-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Clyde1820

I've typically done a quality stainless/nickel...

I've typically done a quality stainless/nickel chain, such as some models of the Wipperman Connex line (ie, the 11SX 11spd chain: click...
10-09-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,230,514
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice. I'd drive a bit to pick that up, too. An...

Nice. I'd drive a bit to pick that up, too. An '83 vintage (https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/83brochurePart2.pdf), no less.
10-05-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 192,645
Posted By Clyde1820

vp1337 , well that bike's downright beautiful. ...

vp1337 , well that bike's downright beautiful. Nicely done.
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