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05-24-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 405
Posted By Clyde1820

No biking? No gym? No problem. Time to do...

No biking? No gym? No problem.

Time to do an homage to ol' Chuck, pull out the V8 and toss on the tune "Maybellene":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v124f0i0Xh4
05-24-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 373
Posted By Clyde1820

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not...

IMO, that's a capability that's definitely not yet ready for "prime time." As in, shouldn't hardly be on pubic roads just yet. It's just too damned new and unproven.

Sure, in many situations it...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 26,497
Posted By Clyde1820

I've got a fairly large-diameter head, so bike...

I've got a fairly large-diameter head, so bike helmets have rarely fit me well. Check out the Align II MIPS...
05-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 686
Posted By Clyde1820

One trick I've used, in that situation at a...

One trick I've used, in that situation at a "convenience" store is to buy a small hot coffee along with the couple of bottled liquids I'm needing. Then, in a big cup, I mix half that hot coffee with...
05-22-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,381
Posted By Clyde1820

No need for maps. Suffice to say it's a very...

No need for maps.

Suffice to say it's a very large park with a series of narrower roadways intended for vehicles, with zero shoulder space, zero lanes marked for pedestrians or cyclists, and a...
05-22-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,381
Posted By Clyde1820

Definitely am. But the meanderers on bikes...

Definitely am.

But the meanderers on bikes clogging up the roadway when an exceptionally-wide and lightly-populated MUP that was expressly created for cycling and joggers is right next to the...
05-22-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,381
Posted By Clyde1820

There are a couple of newer parks, in my area,...

There are a couple of newer parks, in my area, with stellar MUPs throughout. But it's commonplace for the walkers, joggers and many cyclists to instead opt to clog up the automobile roadways in...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Clyde1820

Wasn't quite old enough to be "clubbing"...

Wasn't quite old enough to be "clubbing" (concert-going) in the late-1960s through mid-1970s, but I'd have fit right in then.

Don't get many $5/ticket shows, anymore, by the likes of Bad Company,...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By Clyde1820

About the least error-prone method I've found: a...

About the least error-prone method I've found: a pannier, with a separate water-tight rafting/kayaking sack for the stinky stuff. So long as that bag gets regularly sanitized, such that it doesn't...
05-22-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 686
Posted By Clyde1820

Not while cycling, myself. I suppose I often...

Not while cycling, myself. I suppose I often pushed it, back in the day, but since I rarely went longer than 25mi a leg, I was rarely out of contact with a source of water/food if needed. (And I...
05-22-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,381
Posted By Clyde1820

The ol' "dive and squat" is popular where I am,...

The ol' "dive and squat" is popular where I am, as well, with the road ragers.

A close second seems to be a harsh entry into the lane after passing, the instant the driver's bumper is >5ft past...
05-22-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,034
Posted By Clyde1820

... washing, clay barring, polishing and waxing...

... washing, clay barring, polishing and waxing the car hurts. When climbing the stairs hurts. When twisting the jar hurts. When wiping hurts. Or when the weekly "therapy" sessions with the gang...
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Clyde1820

Some conflicting news reports, out there. Some...

Some conflicting news reports, out there. Some reporting he blew through a stop sign at an intersection, with others reporting he collided with a vehicle as he was approaching a stop sign. Hard to...
05-22-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 984
Posted By Clyde1820

"The Witches' Trio," perhaps. Gotta love...

"The Witches' Trio," perhaps.

Gotta love hills.
05-22-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 984
Posted By Clyde1820

Back in the day, doing distance running (and all...

Back in the day, doing distance running (and all the training that comes with that), we had a bluff nearby that formed the backbone of our hill work.

We could head along the 3mi-long MUP for our...
05-21-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,381
Posted By Clyde1820

Brutality, insanity and anonymity. Pretty much...

Brutality, insanity and anonymity. Pretty much in that order, I'd say. Greatly exacerbated by lack of parenting, and greatly exacerbated with the "modern" culture's heads-down-in-electronica,...
05-21-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Clyde1820

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so...

I don't intend to make many changes, but with so many old injuries that impact comfort it's inevitable I'll occasionally make a minor tweak or two.

Generally, it's simply a bit of saddle height...
05-21-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Clyde1820

People need to be held to account for crimes they...

People need to be held to account for crimes they commit. Even if "only" burglary or other relatively non-impacting crimes. Else there's little to nothing to dissuade such people from continuing to...
05-20-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8,140
Views: 2,550,696
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: 412
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: 1,783
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: 12,338
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: 1,746
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: 1,783
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: 537
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: 29
Views: 575
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: 1,621
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: 169
Views: 22,617
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: 412
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: 778
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: 1,621
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: 778
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: 1,621
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: 1,621
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: 198
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: 12,338
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: 1,991
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: 1,697
Views: 334,619
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: 230
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: 19
Views: 502
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: 10
Views: 509
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: 491
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: 1,621
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: 956
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: 490
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: 1,763
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: 1,994
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: 3,101
Views: 369,961
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: 1,022
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: 1,697
Views: 334,619
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...
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