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04-17-24, 10:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,167
Posted By Clyde1820

One of my many "mid-life crisis" realizations,...

One of my many "mid-life crisis" realizations, when it started to be crystal clear that I wasn't a young pup anymore.

Yeah, well. Beats the alternative.

Looking on the bright side -- the...
04-13-24, 05:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,167
Posted By Clyde1820

~20mph sustained, give or take. Once was, I...

~20mph sustained, give or take. Once was, I often was out in much stronger winds, but not these days.

I try to view it this way: similar to, say, snow, ice or water on a road, wind can be a...
04-07-24, 07:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,181
Posted By Clyde1820

Am 60+, myself. Old injuries. Have never been a...

Am 60+, myself. Old injuries. Have never been a "performance" cyclist, instead mostly A-to-B journeys incl commuting. My own cadence is typically in the 70-80rpm range ... 80 and a bit, when the...
04-07-24, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Clyde1820

The SantiniCycling website has a store locator. ...

The SantiniCycling website has a store locator. It shows several shops in the UK, with a couple in England, a couple in Scotland along with a bunch in Ireland and Northern Ireland. (Uncertain which...
03-31-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,690
Posted By Clyde1820

Myself, for example, I've got old injuries where...

Myself, for example, I've got old injuries where having to heft around a heavier bike can get problematic. The difference of a half dozen pounds on a daily-used bike can make quite a bit of...
03-18-24, 03:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By Clyde1820

Tossing psyllium into a glass of water and...

Tossing psyllium into a glass of water and expecting to down it quickly is "gross as hell." I don't blame you for disliking that method.

Me, I do blends. Almond milk, mixed berries, kale/collard...
03-17-24, 08:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,258
Posted By Clyde1820

No way to know what a given person's purpose is...

No way to know what a given person's purpose is on any given ride, of course.

Over the years, I've cycled for various reasons. Mostly, to get from A to B. On many routes, it's been mildly...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By Clyde1820

Assuming I needed to commute via bicycle on a...

Assuming I needed to commute via bicycle on a daily basis and wanted to be on the more dressy end of the dressy-casual spectrum, I'd opt for a good set of waterproof Ortlieb panniers of a size...
Forum: Touring
02-19-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,578
Posted By Clyde1820

Sounds like a great trip. Nice scenery! Not...

Sounds like a great trip. Nice scenery!

Not certain which particular route you chose, but ... Just wondering, in the photo of you at sunrise (?) with the mountains behind you, is that the Anza...
Forum: Touring
01-11-24, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,578
Posted By Clyde1820

What, 5km on the Trek and 5km in the Skoda? ...

What, 5km on the Trek and 5km in the Skoda? Wimp! :D
Forum: Commuting
01-09-24, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By Clyde1820

No plowing or clearing on MUPs or bike paths, in...

No plowing or clearing on MUPs or bike paths, in my area.

The main "bike route" streets through town do get plowed, of course, but often not all the way over to the bike lane itself. So,...
12-08-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Clyde1820

I've got a few spots in my area that are known...

I've got a few spots in my area that are known sketchy zones. But, anytime I ride, generally speaking I:

Go with others, whenever possible.
Don't go in such zones at "witching" hours (times...
12-07-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,722
Posted By Clyde1820

Yeah, that downhill blast I did (once) @ 45mph...

Yeah, that downhill blast I did (once) @ 45mph made me think just how much of a dent I'd put into the first tree I met on the way off the cliff. Twenty mph is one thing. But, that 45mph was a whole...
12-02-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By Clyde1820

For whatever reason, my body seems to respond...

For whatever reason, my body seems to respond best with the "negative splits" approach. All of my personal-best times on courses have been with that. I've always figured my body performed best when...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By Clyde1820

That was my thought, as well. A late-1980s or...

That was my thought, as well. A late-1980s or 1990s Trek 830, 930, 950 or 970 might suit. In the smallest size, with appropriate stem+bars to get the proper positioning. Assuming it's got the...
11-28-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,463
Posted By Clyde1820

99% of my rides are solo. Mostly due to being a...

99% of my rides are solo. Mostly due to being a morning person, the majority of people I would bike with simply aren't up cycling then. Have always preferred earlier rides, cooler temps,...
11-27-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. That sort of training can work. ...

Sure. That sort of training can work.

Years ago, I did hard distance running. Often (usually) in the hills. But on group runs we quite often did interval sequences. On a 10-15 mile run over...
11-18-23, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By Clyde1820

With hindsight, clearly you'd made the right call...

With hindsight, clearly you'd made the right call that day. But, in those conditions I almost certainly would have done the same thing.

For decades, I lived in a place along a coastline with...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By Clyde1820

"Nothin' could be finer than to be in Carolina...

"Nothin' could be finer than to be in Carolina ... freezin' my heinie off." :speedy:

It's dipping down into the 30s overnight, in my area too. We'll be getting frosts soon. It's dark until...
10-04-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By Clyde1820

As was I. The one bad time actually was nearer...

As was I. The one bad time actually was nearer to heat stroke. Made me severely dizzy, along with nausea. The normal and customary moderately-dehydrated instances, though: no dizziness that could...
09-29-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,585
Posted By Clyde1820

I did. But, compared to a new bike that would be...

I did. But, compared to a new bike that would be more expensive, for the "right" frame+fork I prefer a refurb/upgraded classic bike.

Refurbished a Trek 970 MTB. Triple-butted steel, hard tail, the...
09-26-23, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 399,479
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. About the best suggestion I can make...

^ This.

About the best suggestion I can make is: attempt to get an estimate of where you feel hands should sit while riding, in the most-comfortable preferred riding position. Then measure the...
09-10-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,809
Posted By Clyde1820

Some general thoughts, knowing nothing of your...

Some general thoughts, knowing nothing of your own physiology and body make-up ...

Natural foods in their natural forms. (Such as a piece of fruit, or salads from fresh vegetables and greens.)...
09-07-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 3,124,805
Posted By Clyde1820

That's very nice. Simple, clean, purposeful. ...

That's very nice. Simple, clean, purposeful. Almost looks new, from here. And in the proper size (that is: downright puny). I like it.
08-29-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,704
Posted By Clyde1820

Yeah. Those check-out queues. They put Slim...

Yeah. Those check-out queues. They put Slim Jims, Snickers and the whole bag o' tricks there for a reason.

Kudos on the iron will. :D
08-10-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,704
Posted By Clyde1820

Kind of like making a sandwich, with mustard...

Kind of like making a sandwich, with mustard instead of mayonnaise. Knocks 50-100 calories right off the top, right there.

I make a decent salad dressing out of olive oil, mustard, balsamic...
08-10-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,704
Posted By Clyde1820

Growing up, my parents always suggested eating...

Growing up, my parents always suggested eating slowly, fully chewing then savoring each bite. As we did sit-down meals and chatted as a family, during meals, that wasn't a hardship. Funny, how that...
08-08-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,893
Posted By Clyde1820

Actually, the worms merely went about their...

Actually, the worms merely went about their business. It was the invading, other-world humans who killed 'em. Those people were effectively were at war with anything that got in their way of...
08-07-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,130
Posted By Clyde1820

"Dork Disk" -- The infamous accessory of dubious...

"Dork Disk" -- The infamous accessory of dubious utility so popular in the 1970s and 1980s.

"Rat Trap" pedals -- Many a shin bone still contains bumps galore, from an ill-fated "oops" moment with...
08-07-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,893
Posted By Clyde1820

Perhaps, given the tan/khaki paint scheme ... ...

Perhaps, given the tan/khaki paint scheme ...

Shai-Hulud -- the name of the great desert worm, from the Frank Herbert book Dune.
...
08-06-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,704
Posted By Clyde1820

I tracked every ounce consumed over a four month...

I tracked every ounce consumed over a four month period, years ago. After which, I knew how my body handled various ingredients and amounts. At that point, I could mix-and-match the appropriate key...
08-01-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,819
Posted By Clyde1820

Ha, that's always ignoring the amount of money I...

Ha, that's always ignoring the amount of money I poured into the rest of the bike after that but a cheap start makes for the best bikes right? :D[/QUOTE]

Yeah. A lot like the mid-'90s lightweight...
08-01-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,819
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice little way to add a bit more water-carrying...

Nice little way to add a bit more water-carrying capacity, if running out of bottle mounts, without going to a full pannier.

Your Koga-Miyata is looking pretty great. Not bad for €30, eh?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,684
Posted By Clyde1820

About 20% max, with a couple of grades. One is...

About 20% max, with a couple of grades. One is ~35-40ft elevation gain in under 200ft, roughly a 18-20% grade; the other, a somewhat steeper but shorter one, approaching 25% grade. Living on a...
07-20-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Clyde1820

When Hell freezes over, I suspect. There's...

When Hell freezes over, I suspect. There's little stomach for it, sadly.

IMO, it's little different than, say, causing a crash on a motor highway. People should be fully accountable for every...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-23, 01:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,471
Posted By Clyde1820

~700x40, exclusively on asphalt roads ......

~700x40, exclusively on asphalt roads ... Assuming you don't need to worry about frosty morning surfaces and much more than a bit of occasional rain, perhaps consider the ReneHerse tires.

I've got...
06-18-23, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 3,124,805
Posted By Clyde1820

Sedgemop , that Trek 830...

Sedgemop , that Trek 830 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22926543-post8678.html) looks purposeful; good-looking example. And in need of a step-ladder, as tall as that thing is. Dang. My puny leg'd...
06-17-23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,778
Posted By Clyde1820

That's essentially how I've done it since back in...

That's essentially how I've done it since back in my running days. Always have been an early riser, and almost nobody that I know likes heading out in the hour or two prior to sunrise. These days,...
05-23-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Clyde1820

For reference, what are your chain rings (teeth)?

For reference, what are your chain rings (teeth)?
05-20-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 3,124,805
Posted By Clyde1820

daywood , that High Sierra...

daywood , that High Sierra (https://www.bikeforums.net/22896348-post8646.html) is downright beautiful. Nicely done. Perhaps not a tweed and pipe platform, but it probably wouldn't look out of place...
05-09-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,454
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Well, if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declares it safe, then ... Of course, soldiers were told "As little as one foot of earth will protect you against radiation, in a blast"...
05-04-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,751
Posted By Clyde1820

If your butt fits it nicely, sure. (Not helpful,...

If your butt fits it nicely, sure. (Not helpful, but there it is.) It's so very subjective. But if you find that one or more models of Brooks saddles fit you well, they can be quite comfortable.
...
Forum: Touring
04-22-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,578
Posted By Clyde1820

Perhaps ... Ciclismo en España: Caminos de...

Perhaps ...

Ciclismo en España: Caminos de Tierra y Grava del Campo (Cycling in Spain: Dirt and Gravel Roads of the Countryside)
Ciclismo en España: Mil Fotografías del Campo de España (Cycling...
04-16-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, I've found it helps. Back in the day, I...

Yes, I've found it helps.

Back in the day, I used to run quite hard, long distances. But it required a good amount of recovery. My major method was to vary the workouts' intensities, along with...
04-15-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,523
Posted By Clyde1820

Seriously-reduced ability to recover after harder...

Seriously-reduced ability to recover after harder workouts, activities. If that aspect weren't so apparent, much would have long since resolved itself.

The rest, I can deal with. But that can...
04-12-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By Clyde1820

As a super-fit athlete in my early twenties, I...

As a super-fit athlete in my early twenties, I used to run distances. Mostly hilly routes through coastal mountains (up to 2000ft or so). Had a couple years where I had to recover from a bad injury....
04-12-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Clyde1820

My ulterior motive for pointing out the 42T...

My ulterior motive for pointing out the 42T thingy was: I've got the M8000 2x11 setup with the 11-42T cassette and 34/24T. Gearing is already pretty low but, due to old injuries, even lower ain't a...
04-08-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,498
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, there is the considerable benefit of...

Well, there is the considerable benefit of improved musculature and inducement of the heart to strengthen, along with the related requisite improvements in vascular capacity, VO2 capacity, the body's...
03-31-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 3,124,805
Posted By Clyde1820

That's very nice. Almost looks "showroom." Even...

That's very nice. Almost looks "showroom." Even after all these years.
03-31-23, 03:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,351
Posted By Clyde1820

Always leave an "out." Never ride in close...

Always leave an "out."
Never ride in close proximity to another (see: always leave an 'out').
Never overtake another at unsafe speed (see: always leave an 'out').
Ride the speed suitable to the...
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