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Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By dorkypants
Glutes and hamstrings are larger muscles than...

Glutes and hamstrings are larger muscles than quads and should last longer for climbs. I find a few visualization techniques useful for engaging the glutes and hamstrings: (a) visualize power coming...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-14-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By dorkypants
Wahoo ELEMNT? New, not cheap, reliability unknown...

Wahoo ELEMNT? New, not cheap, reliability unknown because no established track record yet.

Bryton? Taiwanese. Not sure how much presence they have in N. America.

TomTom? Better known in Europe...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-19-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,568
Posted By dorkypants
Can't say I have. Spelling things out with the...

Can't say I have. Spelling things out with the joy-button is way too big a pain. I only (a) record rides for later reference in creating routes, (b) create routes on RideWithGPS or Strava to follow.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By dorkypants
If you're willing to consider a new (possibly...

If you're willing to consider a new (possibly used) bike, smaller wheels give you effective lower gears for the same chainring/cassette combination. You could go to 650c, 24" or even ETRTO 451 or 406...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-07-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,077
Posted By dorkypants
Dean and Holland, because they build with Exogrid...

Dean and Holland, because they build with Exogrid (Ti-carbon) tubing. Dean even builds one with Ti fork
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-07-16, 01:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,568
Posted By dorkypants
I've had an Edge 705 for ages and while it works...

I've had an Edge 705 for ages and while it works well even with OSM maps, it's getting pretty pokey and isn't supported by Garmin any longer. In another thread on this forum...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-30-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By dorkypants
They're pretty rare. Dean...

They're pretty rare. Dean (http://www.deanbikes.com) makes Ti bikes with Ti forks on some models
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,612
Posted By dorkypants
More appealing photo? ...

More appealing photo?
http://nutcasehelmets.com/content/uploads/sites/2/2014/06/Classics_II_New_Close_Up1.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-11-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By dorkypants
Non-metric 20" sizes are actually 3 different...

Non-metric 20" sizes are actually 3 different incompatible diameters only distinguishable by whether they use fractional or decimal widths! See Sheldon Brown's page about tire sizes...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-04-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By dorkypants
I have both a Bike Friday (Air Friday) and a...

I have both a Bike Friday (Air Friday) and a custom (steel) Steve Rex with S&S Bicycle Torque Couplers. Both perform well.

I've ridden my Air Friday in the Granfondo Campagnolo, Granfondo...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-26-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By dorkypants
Topeka makes 3 travel floor pumps, which also...

Topeka makes 3 travel floor pumps, which also function as stands, all under the model name "Transformer": X, XX and RX. You can find them on Topeak's floor pumps web page...
Forum: Touring 03-13-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By dorkypants
And compare to about 40,000 motorists dying every...

And compare to about 40,000 motorists dying every year in the US. The reason you hear about a cyclist being killed is because it's so unusual "it's news". You only hear about a tiny fraction of the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-08-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By dorkypants
Mine has served me pretty well and I'm still...

Mine has served me pretty well and I'm still using it (I don't use HRM or cadence). It is old tech. and discontinued; i.e., no further firmware updates from Garmin. The chipset it uses, being older,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-27-16, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By dorkypants
To start, you have nuts to loosen with 2(!)...

To start, you have nuts to loosen with 2(!) wrenches instead of a quick release skewer you can undo in a second or two (and conversely, you'll need the wrenches when you've fixed the flat and put the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-09-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By dorkypants
Wahoo probably wants you to buy their...

Wahoo probably wants you to buy their not-yet-released ELEMNT instead for GPS
Forum: Touring 02-08-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By dorkypants
I've had a Road Morph with Gauge since July 2005....

I've had a Road Morph with Gauge since July 2005. I had to replace the washer on the plunger once, using Topeak's rebuild kit, but otherwise it's been working without a hitch. I used to carry it on...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-05-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,387
Posted By dorkypants
OK, not in person, but in a recent Tour de France...

OK, not in person, but in a recent Tour de France there was a spectacular explosion of a Specialized carbon bike when the rider ran smack into a reflective marker at the leading end of a traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-05-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,387
Posted By dorkypants
Check out Sheldon Brown's page on frame materials...

Check out Sheldon Brown's page on frame materials (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html) and/or, if you're into more geeky exposition, Strong Frames' 7-part article...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-01-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By dorkypants
I seem to remember riders on Bromptons having...

I seem to remember riders on Bromptons having completed Paris-Brest-Paris.

On a different tangent, there are also Youtube videos of riders on Bromptons doing BMX-style stunts.

Personally, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-28-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By dorkypants
As Michael Pollan...

As Michael Pollan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Pollan), author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, says, "Eat (real) food, not too much, mostly vegetables".
Forum: Road Cycling 01-15-16, 01:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By dorkypants
If you want to focus on climbs in the Dolomites,...

If you want to focus on climbs in the Dolomites, consider staying in Cortina d'Ampezzo or in Corvara (the latter is right on the famous Sella Ronda loop). There are also famous Giro d'Italia and Tour...
Forum: Touring 12-31-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,254
Posted By dorkypants
Must be for Android? The option doesn't seem to...

Must be for Android? The option doesn't seem to exist for iOS (much less Windows/OS X/Linux)
Forum: Touring 12-31-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,254
Posted By dorkypants
I find street names useless out in the...

I find street names useless out in the countryside in France and Italy. It's much more useful to know the towns along the way to your destination and follow signs from one town to the next town.
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Forum: Touring 12-31-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,254
Posted By dorkypants
That must be a really ancient sign, the distances...

That must be a really ancient sign, the distances are all in miles, not kilometers. [I grew up in Burma and still read a little Burmese.]
Forum: Road Cycling 12-30-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,285
Posted By dorkypants
Update: Helmets Proven to Perform for Decades...

Update: Helmets Proven to Perform for Decades (http://www.helmets.org/up1505a.htm)

Helmet Impact Performance Proven to Hold Up for Decades

There are reasons to replace your helmet, but simple...
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