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Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-20-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By Spld cyclist
Since no one else has mentioned it, if all else...

Since no one else has mentioned it, if all else fails, try completely eliminating dairy from your diet for a couple of weeks. Lactose intolerance can strike at any point past childhood.

That...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-22-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,535
Posted By Spld cyclist
I haven't checked lately, but IIRC, the only...

I haven't checked lately, but IIRC, the only difference between free and paid versions of Osmand is that the paid version gives you unlimited map downloads. In the US, each state is one map, so if...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-22-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,535
Posted By Spld cyclist
+1. I've used Osmand for bike navigation. I...

+1. I've used Osmand for bike navigation. I generate a route in Mapmyride and download it to the phone. Since the base map is saved on your phone, there is no need to use cell data during the ride...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-14-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 35,714
Posted By Spld cyclist
I know that this is an old thread, but as a...

I know that this is an old thread, but as a testicular cancer survivor.... If you have pain in a testicle, definitely do a self-exam. If anything seems wrong at all, see a doctor. If nothing seems...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-06-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Spld cyclist
I found these articles to be very interesting: ...

I found these articles to be very interesting:
Whole Health Source: Potatoes and Human Health, Part I (http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2010/09/potatoes-and-human-health-part-i.html)
Whole...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-06-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Spld cyclist
So what's better from a COST and nutrition...

So what's better from a COST and nutrition standpoint? Sweet potatoes often cost 3-4 times (on a weight basis) the cost of regular potatoes where I shop. Bananas 2-3x, apples 4x, summer and...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-05-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Spld cyclist
One could argue that on a 3,000 calorie per day...

One could argue that on a 3,000 calorie per day diet, not all your food needs to be nutrient dense. Nevertheless, potatoes are one of the few foods that humans can subsist on exclusively, and stay...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-04-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By Spld cyclist
Focus on potatoes. Lots and lots of potatoes. ...

Focus on potatoes. Lots and lots of potatoes. Actually very healthy and very cheap (10 cents a pound is not unusual in larger bags, and they last for a while if stored properly). Also, look to see...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-25-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spld cyclist
Vol, You're welcome. Sorry the meter...

Vol,

You're welcome. Sorry the meter didn't work out.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-23-15, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spld cyclist
Vol, Did you check to see if you need to set the...

Vol, Did you check to see if you need to set the range on your meter? Make sure it's set so single digit voltages show up, and also make sure it's set to voltage DC for batteries. You could try...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-21-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spld cyclist
Vol, Measure the voltage at the connector,...

Vol,

Measure the voltage at the connector, which will account for all four cells at once. The outer ring of the connector is usually negative and the center pin is positive. Assuming your meter...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-19-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By Spld cyclist
With my lithium ion lights, I've seen about a 15...

With my lithium ion lights, I've seen about a 15 - 20% reduction in runtime between summertime temperatures and below freezing temperatures. These are on-bike times. I haven't really tried running...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-19-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By Spld cyclist
Will your lights run for 2 hours on the 356 lumen...

Will your lights run for 2 hours on the 356 lumen setting? One solution might be to mount one of the lights on your helmet. A somewhat less-powerful light can be effective if you can point it...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-14-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spld cyclist
It's a useful thing to have around. When you...

It's a useful thing to have around. When you need it, you really need it.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-14-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spld cyclist
The smoke means something overheated. Did it...

The smoke means something overheated. Did it actually fry something critical, or did a component (e.g. the emitter) get hot enough to melt a little adjacent plastic?

I don't have high hopes for...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-14-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spld cyclist
If the battery is significantly overcharged now...

If the battery is significantly overcharged now (assuming that's what happened), it will need to discharge through some kind of load to get back down to 8.4 volts or lower. Smoke coming out of the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-14-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spld cyclist
Do you have a multimeter you can use to measure...

Do you have a multimeter you can use to measure the voltage of the battery pack? Hopefully, it didn't charge to more than 8.4 volts.

If you try this, it takes a steady hand to hold one probe on...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-13-15, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By Spld cyclist
I think they were $2 or 3 more each a year or so...

I think they were $2 or 3 more each a year or so ago when I bought them. They also sell higher-capacity cells, but I own these so that's what I linked.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-12-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By Spld cyclist
Protected cells are slightly longer than...

Protected cells are slightly longer than unprotected cells, and may not fit in every device.

In theory, you don't need protected cells if the devices and chargers you use them with have...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-10-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Spld cyclist
Interesting idea, but I'm thinking I would prefer...

Interesting idea, but I'm thinking I would prefer to buy another reflector in case I decide I don't like the orange peel effect on this light.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-10-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Spld cyclist
With my light, there is quite a bit of contrast...

With my light, there is quite a bit of contrast between the light and dark areas. But I don't find the hotspot hurts my eyes and I can see a decent amount of road detail in the dark areas. So it...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-09-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Spld cyclist
It's not awful. It's just that the beam quality...

It's not awful. It's just that the beam quality isn't as good as it could be.

In the super-budget headlight category (I'll arbitrarily set a limit of $20), it's essentially a choice between...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-08-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Spld cyclist
Anyone tried orange peel reflector for Magicshine clone?

I have a Magicshine clone headlight with a Cree XML emitter: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KUXRAW/ref=rr_xsim_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447029335&sr=0

It's a pretty useful light, and a great value, but I'm...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-08-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Spld cyclist
I'm not a real expert on these lights and...

I'm not a real expert on these lights and batteries, but I've picked up some knowledge. I've been testing voltages on a weak 4-cell 18650 pack lately, as I try to decide whether I need to replace...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-08-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,577
Posted By Spld cyclist
Are you kidding? It sounds like the driver made...

Are you kidding? It sounds like the driver made an illegal pass and slammed on her brakes. If you cut in front of somebody in that manner, the collision is your fault. No need for the OP to...
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