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07-22-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By canklecat

Nothing will change until we completely overhaul...

Nothing will change until we completely overhaul the current paradigm and use words like "negligence" instead of "accident," "crash" or "collision" to describe drivers who are indifferent,...
07-22-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By canklecat

That's how the final stage TT of the 1989 TdF is...

That's how the final stage TT of the 1989 TdF is often summarized, but it omits some crucial details. Sometimes that 8 second loss to LeMond is characterized as a "tragedy" for Fignon, or some such...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 536
Posted By canklecat

I dumped the landline after my mom died. I was...

I dumped the landline after my mom died. I was her caregiver for a decade and as her dementia worsened she lost much of her memory of the second half of her life. So she couldn't remember how to use...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 449
Posted By canklecat

Gotta plug Katrina and the Waves. Nope, not...

Gotta plug Katrina and the Waves. Nope, not "Walking on Sunshine." Too obvious. "Do You Want Crying" is so upbeat it kinda makes breakup songs sound fun.

Such an underrated band. They needed a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 939
Posted By canklecat

I still carry those emergency blankets in winter,...

I still carry those emergency blankets in winter, usually in a wedge bag. But if I'm on the bike with the smaller Lezyne Road Caddy, I try to remember to stuff the emergency blanket into a jersey...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 824
Posted By canklecat

The apartment complex where I've been for 15...

The apartment complex where I've been for 15 years has gradually morphed from a place for retired seniors only, to a second chance residence for folks trying to escape homelessness or living in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,271
Posted By canklecat

The only reason I call "car back" or "car...

The only reason I call "car back" or "car passing" is because on most group rides there's always that one guy drifting into the adjacent lane, or on the line between lanes, and not moving over for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 939
Posted By canklecat

​​​​​​ Argghh... I only glanced at the...

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Argghh... I only glanced at the thumbnails on my phone and picked older photos. Here's my current setup in the Lezyne Road Caddy. The trick was eliminating the CO2 cartridge with the foam...
07-20-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 640
Posted By canklecat

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're...

Cotton bandanas. I have a zillion of 'em. They're thin enough that my helmets fit fine over the bandana. They keep the sweat out of my eyes. It disperses and evaporates quickly.

If I want to...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 217
Posted By canklecat

The "coin shortage...

The "coin shortage (https://www.southeastbank.com/blog/dollars-sense-are-we-still-coin-shortage)" sounds like last year's "toilet paper shortage." Panicky people do dumb things and reinforce it...
07-20-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By canklecat

You just resumed riding. It'll take awhile to get...

You just resumed riding. It'll take awhile to get back into shape.

Meanwhile, do some range of motion exercises to strengthen the arms and torso. If you don't already do full floor pushups, etc.,...
07-20-21, 12:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,584
Posted By canklecat

This. I watched the finish several times,...

This.


I watched the finish several times, from various camera angles, and listened to the commentary from Chris Horner, Lanterne Rouge, Bob Roll and others. Cavendish didn't take a dive or give...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, if that provoked legal action, imagine what...

Yeah, if that provoked legal action, imagine what would happen if AI bots (or mods whose first language isn't the American idiom) tried to figure out the lyrics in some songs by Chrissie Hynde,...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 606
Posted By canklecat

Facebook nanny bots have gone insane recently. I...

Facebook nanny bots have gone insane recently. I just finished my third 24-hour suspension since May. In one instance, a post on a photography group, the bots mistook my use of the word "shoot" or...
07-18-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

Cavendish did as well as could be expected in a...

Cavendish did as well as could be expected in a surprisingly challenging final stage. From some TV perspectives he might have been briefly boxed out, and at one point he had to stop pedaling for a...
07-18-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,258
Posted By canklecat

I suspect the practice of Capitalizing the First...

I suspect the practice of Capitalizing the First Letter of Each Word in a Sentence comes from old school newspaper readers and cranks who wrote letters to the editor. Most newspapers I wrote for...
07-18-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,298
Posted By canklecat

My aero helmet has miniscule ventlettes that are...

My aero helmet has miniscule ventlettes that are somewhat effective. Even if I detach the plastic cover that snaps into the vents, there isn't room for glasses. The helmet includes an effective...
07-17-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By canklecat

As noted, you should avoid cross-chaining. It can...

As noted, you should avoid cross-chaining. It can cause premature wear. And the excessive friction is less efficient.

But under stress it's easy to unintentionally cross-chain. I've done it a few...
07-17-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,764
Posted By canklecat

1993 Trek 5900 OCLV, as of May 2019. At the time...

1993 Trek 5900 OCLV, as of May 2019. At the time it was wearing some non-factory OEM components -- derailleurs, shifters, handlebar, saddle -- but most original core components, including the...
07-17-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,305
Posted By canklecat

Multi-Use Paths always devolve the same way due...

Multi-Use Paths always devolve the same way due to poor design. Not much has changed since the 1970s when I first encountered the MUP concept in parts of San Diego. Until very recently Fort Worth's...
Forum: Foo
07-17-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 1,855
Posted By canklecat

I'm considering re-learning wild plant...

I'm considering re-learning wild plant identification. My grandparents had an extensive library including illustrated books on Texas native prairie plants, flowers, trees, etc. I used to spend time...
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By canklecat

I've tried it. Somehow castrating sheep hasn't...

I've tried it. Somehow castrating sheep hasn't improved my longevity or health at all. Was I supposed to eat those Rocky Mountain Oysters too?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By canklecat

Put on some cheaper, durable tires to practice...

Put on some cheaper, durable tires to practice braking techniques. I used Continental Ultra Sport II a few years ago after resuming riding a road bike because they're very durable and grippy but also...
07-16-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By canklecat

She's right. I thought I had a big head relative...

She's right. I thought I had a big head relative to my body, but you're lugging one ginormous pumpkin. :lol:

If you're in the market for a really well ventilated summer helmet, check out the POC...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,023
Posted By canklecat

Might have been the quicker wheel swap factor...

Might have been the quicker wheel swap factor already mentioned.

Froome has continued to be somewhat critical of disc brakes on his team bike...
07-14-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9,890
Views: 1,067,089
Posted By canklecat

Nice. Panaracers? I think they make the Soma...

Nice. Panaracers? I think they make the Soma Supple Vitesse SL shoes on my Ironman right now. Best tires I've ever ridden, surprisingly durable for being superlight (as the SL name implies). As...
07-14-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,132
Posted By canklecat

I prefer bikes from a country with people. ...

I prefer bikes from a country with people.

Tired of these dang reptilians. How do their bicycles even work?
07-14-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

(Copying part of my comment from another thread.)...

(Copying part of my comment from another thread.)

That's part of what makes grand tours like the TdF so fascinating. To many observers who aren't cyclists or don't follow racing, there's this...
07-12-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By canklecat

Some studies indicate insulin sensitivity and...

Some studies indicate insulin sensitivity and related blood sugar issues may be more of a problem than we'd realized with physically active folks. A few things that work for me:

Skip any snacks,...
07-12-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,969
Posted By canklecat

Absinthe makes the heart grow fondo.

Absinthe makes the heart grow fondo.
07-11-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By canklecat

Warning: Long anecdote ahead, but still relevant...

Warning: Long anecdote ahead, but still relevant to the issue of how bikes "feel," which might not be a factor of steel vs aluminum vs carbon fiber, etc.

Over a few years of experimenting with...
07-10-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,646
Posted By canklecat

Try an "oral rehydration solution"...

Try an "oral rehydration solution"...
07-10-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

As usual, YouTuber Lanterne Rouge clarifies the...

As usual, YouTuber Lanterne Rouge clarifies the action, step by step. I don't see any indication that anyone "let" Cavendish win the 13th stage final sprint to equal the 34 stages record by Merckx.
...
07-10-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,934
Posted By canklecat

I don't even need to leave home to know I'm...

I don't even need to leave home to know I'm getting older and slower. When I get up in the middle of the night to pee, my 16 year old cat gets to the litter box first -- with cats, getting up to pee...
07-10-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By canklecat

Looks like the Araya site in Japan has recently...

Looks like the Araya site in Japan has recently re-indexed their archive and converted most, but not all, of the archived material from HTML to PDF format, here...
07-10-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

Yup. Amphetamines alone, booze, etc., could not...

Yup. Amphetamines alone, booze, etc., could not possibly accomplish over the grueling course of a 3 week grand tour what could later be accomplished with EPO, testosterone and HGH. If anything using...
07-09-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

TBH, you're not wrong. In an era when it was...

TBH, you're not wrong. In an era when it was "Dope or lose the race and your job," which necessitated being the best doper in the game, including buying off the officials, labs, etc., while also...
07-09-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

Gotta admit, Eddy hasn't lost his charming...

Gotta admit, Eddy hasn't lost his charming youthful arrogance. :roflmao2:

To be serious tho', I don't read too much into Eddy's tone, even if it does seem a bit ungracious. He's older, probably...
07-09-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

I haven't watched the videos yet (I always check...

I haven't watched the videos yet (I always check the news reports first, because I don't care about spoilers or surprises). But that statement sounds like Cavendish and his advisers worked hard on...
07-09-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By canklecat

My 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV still has the original...

My 1993 Trek 5900 OCLV still has the original fork. It's fine. Probably outlast me. When I got the bike a couple of years ago I took it to my favorite LBS, a Trek dealer owned by a guy who's sold...
07-08-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,417
Posted By canklecat

Nobody who knows cycling believes Cavendish...

Nobody who knows cycling believes Cavendish breaking the stage win record will make him equal to Merck... least of Cav, who has transformed from an arrogant and reckless young sprinter to a gracious...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 777
Posted By canklecat

Ah, I didn't know that. I have a couple of sets...

Ah, I didn't know that. I have a couple of sets of Dura Ace 74xx series 8-speed brifters but I haven't installed them yet. My only brifters are MicroShift 7-speed, which aren't as polished feeling as...
07-08-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,233
Posted By canklecat

Eight-legged teddy bear, once of many I've shooed...

Eight-legged teddy bear, once of many I've shooed off the road. I'm always tempted to take them home but my cats wouldn't approve.
Tarantula

Snek fails at being stealthy.
Snek fail

Grumpy...
07-07-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, the Moto G is a pretty good phone. Long...

Yeah, the Moto G is a pretty good phone. Long battery life. I've had mine for a year, but I can't find any feature like that on it. Motorola just updated the system tonight but I'm still not seeing...
07-06-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,020
Posted By canklecat

Yup, that was my experience too living in a rural...

Yup, that was my experience too living in a rural area.

About 20 years ago a neighbor's free-range dog killed a lot of our chickens. I tried everything short of shooting it but nothing discouraged...
07-06-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,969
Posted By canklecat

As of the 2016 or 2017 WADA publication I read...

As of the 2016 or 2017 WADA publication I read awhile back, there's no TUE needed for thyroid meds. I'm not sure they'd even be able to test for it, as long as the athlete's lab work was within...
Forum: Foo
07-06-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,187
Posted By canklecat

It isn't news that fewer parent corporations own...

It isn't news that fewer parent corporations own more brands. That meme is so old that one of the originals has been forgotten because it predates consumer access to the web. In the 1980s or 1990s,...
07-06-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By canklecat

Are you trying keto, fasting rides/trainer...

Are you trying keto, fasting rides/trainer sessions, or other methods to lose body fat? If so, that might explain the vaguely "flu-like" symptoms and odd body odor. Many folks report similar issues....
07-06-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,969
Posted By canklecat

"A Guide to Doping's Grey Area"...

"A Guide to Doping's Grey Area" (https://www.outsideonline.com/2105376/guide-dopings-grey-area)

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised to see thyroid medication on this list. I literally cannot get...
07-06-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,242
Posted By canklecat

Same as above: bar wrap, tubes, tires, chains. ...

Same as above: bar wrap, tubes, tires, chains.

Bottom brackets wouldn't have been on my usual list but when a local shop was blowing out Shimano BB-UN55's for around $7, yeah, sure, why not,...
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