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Forum: Road Cycling 05-10-13, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,301
Posted By terrymorse
From the Performance website:

From the Performance website:
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-29-13, 01:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,901
Posted By terrymorse
Selle Italia makes some excellent saddles, with...

Selle Italia makes some excellent saddles, with different ratings to match anatomy and riding style. Saddles are rated either S for narrow, or L for wide. In addition to the width rating, they rate...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-23-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By terrymorse
Our guides take a lot of photos on their trips,...

Our guides take a lot of photos on their trips, so we have about 5 cameras that get passed around.

They get a fair amount of abuse, and the guides are not the most sophisticated camera operators....
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-22-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 48,701
Posted By terrymorse
Endurance activity like cycling does consume...

Endurance activity like cycling does consume proteins from the body, which is why cyclists' dietary protein requirements are high. If you get enough protein in your diet, you shouldn't lose muscle...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-22-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By terrymorse
Noodle on the flat: ~85 Noodle on climbs:...

Noodle on the flat: ~85
Noodle on climbs: ~65-70
Hammer on the flat: ~105
Hammer on climbs: ~85

But that's just me. The harder I work, the faster I spin.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-18-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,289
Posted By terrymorse
This is about the easiest way I have found to...

This is about the easiest way I have found to create a course on a Garmin 800:

1. Create the route in Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/ujFPX).

2. Use GoogleMap Cuesheet...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-14-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By terrymorse
Good job, you've taken the first and most...

Good job, you've taken the first and most important step.

I suggest you consider a weekly goal such as rides per week or hours per week. Ignore the miles and the speed for now, just ride.

My...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By terrymorse
Yeah, pop for some new wheels. No sense spending...

Yeah, pop for some new wheels. No sense spending dollars on an old wheel set that's several years old.

If I can get 2 years of daily use out of a wheel set, I figure I got my money's worth.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,252
Posted By terrymorse
The unwritten assumption above is that human...

The unwritten assumption above is that human bones have evolved into optimal shapes to deal with complex forces. They have not. Evolution is an unending series of trials and errors, with the better...
Forum: Touring 04-14-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By terrymorse
And if the Mobil Station is closed, Nicely's in...

And if the Mobil Station is closed, Nicely's in nearby Lee Vining serves up hearty diner food.
Forum: Touring 04-13-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By terrymorse
Even though the official road opening for Tioga...

Even though the official road opening for Tioga is always later than Ebbetts or Sonora, you may still be able to get through Tioga on a weekend before the official opening. I know a few people who...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 04-10-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,899
Posted By terrymorse
Symptoms of a poor fit: Pronounced bend...

Symptoms of a poor fit:


Pronounced bend in middle of back
Almost straight elbows



You have too much of a drop from saddle to bars, although the horizontal distance looks pretty good. A...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-10-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse
I haven't had a chance to play with the Yaw yet....

I haven't had a chance to play with the Yaw yet. Sounds interesting, though.

But in general observation, SRAM stuff seems less tolerant of mis-adjustment than Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-09-13, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse
+1. Based on the bikes I see come through the...

+1. Based on the bikes I see come through the door, not everyone has a good handle on derailleur setup.

However, I'm at 100% success on doubles and compact doubles, using the method above....
Forum: Road Cycling 04-09-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse
The monkey's kind of camera shy.

The monkey's kind of camera shy.
Forum: Recreational & Family 04-09-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,328
Posted By terrymorse
A 2" hitch hangs lower, so you might scrape it...

A 2" hitch hangs lower, so you might scrape it more often when going down curbs. But they are more useful, to be sure.

We have a Thule hitch rack with a 2" tongue. It's sturdy, but it sure is...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-09-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,113
Posted By terrymorse
I vote no on bike lane/motor lane barriers. ...

I vote no on bike lane/motor lane barriers.

So many things wrong with them, I don't know where to start. Okay, here's the top one on my list:

All vehicles are supposed to turn right from the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-09-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By terrymorse
How should you feel? Motivated to get stronger...

How should you feel? Motivated to get stronger and ride more. If that's not what you're feeling, throw away the power meter.

Seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-09-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By terrymorse
A properly adjusted bike will not rub in any...

A properly adjusted bike will not rub in any gear, including the big-big and the small-small combinations.

To ensure no front derailleur rub, do the following:

1. Set the correct cage height of...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-09-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,755
Posted By terrymorse
We wash cars at a car wash, where they have their...

We wash cars at a car wash, where they have their own dirty water capture system.

EDIT: One more bike cleaning tip: for quickie clean-ups, I like the White Lightning Bamboo Cycle Wipes. Like baby...
Forum: Touring 04-09-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By terrymorse
For ultra-light touring, I'd toss in some jazz...

For ultra-light touring, I'd toss in some jazz dance shoes. They're about as light and as small as shoes can get, they sort of look like street shoes, and they're cheap.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-09-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By terrymorse
The only top cap that you need, the only one that...

The only top cap that you need, the only one that matters:
...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-09-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,912
Posted By terrymorse
I just started wearing these Scott MTB shoes: ...

I just started wearing these Scott MTB shoes:

http://dfp2hfrf3mn0u.cloudfront.net/227/2275570001_27221_tif_raw_2.jpg

The first thing I noticed was how light they are. And stiff. The BOA lacing...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-08-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,755
Posted By terrymorse
+1 for White Lightning Wash & Shine. We've been...

+1 for White Lightning Wash & Shine. We've been using it ever since the Water Quality people warned us about not washing our bikes with water, unless we also caught the dirty water that came off the...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-07-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By terrymorse
Head cold or cough with no fever: I ride. ...

Head cold or cough with no fever: I ride.

Any amount of fever: I don't ride.

Feeling like I died, got eaten by a stray dog, then defecated off a cliff: I stay in bed.
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