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Forum: Southern California 08-02-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By CommuteCommando
I was planning self supported solo. Combo...

I was planning self supported solo. Combo camping and motels, averaging 50-60 mi/day. Friends and family, Vancouver WA, and several once I get to SF and below. I have a couple of years to plan the...
Forum: Southern California 08-01-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By CommuteCommando
Similar situation to OP. Bucket list Vancouver...

Similar situation to OP. Bucket list Vancouver BC to Tijuana. Posting now to follow thread. Sixty one y.o. 220 lbs.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-01-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By CommuteCommando
A bigger/wider seat is not necessarily the...

A bigger/wider seat is not necessarily the answer. even for a Clyde, a narrow road bike saddle can work well. I ride a brooks saddle and it works well, I have done century rides on it at 5'10", 220...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,787
Posted By CommuteCommando
Grade= feet / feet = meters /meters = sticks laid...

Grade= feet / feet = meters /meters = sticks laid end to end vertically / sticks laid end to end horizontally = x%

Edit, since it may be impractical to lay sticks end to end horizontally, you can...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-27-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,787
Posted By CommuteCommando
Not true since the result is "unitless". You...

Not true since the result is "unitless". You could use cubits or angstroms and get the same result.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-27-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 958
Posted By CommuteCommando
My take on it is that it forces you to eat the...

My take on it is that it forces you to eat the way you should. I have known many who found work arounds and put the weight back on. The bottom line is that you have to be very willing to eat that...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-25-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By CommuteCommando
I ride a Brooks Chrysium (not sure of spelling) ...

I ride a Brooks Chrysium (not sure of spelling) Not cheap, but less than their leather seats, no break in and worth it.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-25-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By CommuteCommando
My first advice is find another shop. Not all...

My first advice is find another shop. Not all are run and staffed by jerks. If it is even a little hilly where you live get one with gears and learn to use them. Start slow. When you have had...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-17, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 43,503
Posted By CommuteCommando
Slogging up a hill I was passed by a young woman...

Slogging up a hill I was passed by a young woman jogging on the sidewalk with a smallish dog. It looked like a border collie mix. The dog was pulling on the leash from behind and had a slight limp. ...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 43,503
Posted By CommuteCommando
Several Mfr's make helmets with "bee netting"...

Several Mfr's make helmets with "bee netting" over the vent holes, and I never buy one without it.
Forum: Commuting 07-21-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 43,503
Posted By CommuteCommando
Could be worse. I took one in a helmet vent a...

Could be worse. I took one in a helmet vent a couple of years ago. It hit me just below the hairline. My current helmet (a Limar) has netting over the vents.:thumb:
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-10-17, 06:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,012
Posted By CommuteCommando
Both bear partial responsibility. Cav took a...

Both bear partial responsibility. Cav took a huge risk to sprint up the narrow gap. Sagan aggressively tried to block a competitor.
Forum: Commuting 07-09-17, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,946
Views: 43,503
Posted By CommuteCommando
Drove to work four days in June. Drove one day...

Drove to work four days in June. Drove one day so far in July, and hoping to keep it to that for the rest of the month. Short commute but hills at both ends. Longer climb on the way home with last...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-09-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By CommuteCommando
I took a track class at the nearby velodrome. ...

I took a track class at the nearby velodrome. They had club Bianchi's for those of us who didn't have our own. After the third week of the six week course, I was hooked and got a Masi Fixed Special...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-09-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By CommuteCommando
Lack of discipline on my part. Did some gig...

Lack of discipline on my part. Did some gig economy work, consulting on product development for people who had no clue what it should cost, expecting me to do hours of work for peanuts. Fortunately...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-01-17, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By CommuteCommando
Back again again.

Out of work for two years, not commuting to work, eating and drinking more than I should, put on sixty pounds after nearly disqualifying myself from Clydeom. (Clydedom?)

Been working six months...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-15-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,450
Posted By CommuteCommando
Your location is listed as DFW, which I am...

Your location is listed as DFW, which I am assuming is the flat part of Texas. Single speed is fine for a clyde in flat areas.

Physics! Newton said w=m*(32.2ft/s^2)*elevation gained. Us Clydes...
Forum: Southern California 01-15-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,127
Posted By CommuteCommando
I was spit at passing one of the homeless camps...

I was spit at passing one of the homeless camps near Angel Stadium. I don't worry too much since most of the homeless in those camps are pretty harmless, though some seem resentful of MAMIL's on...
Forum: Southern California 01-15-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By CommuteCommando
Rather than seek advice of others, test ride...

Rather than seek advice of others, test ride them. The bike I like (CrMo Frame with lugs) might not be your cup of tea. The only thing I will say is that I avoid Trek products because of how they...
Forum: Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment 01-15-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 106,981
Posted By CommuteCommando
About halfway through The Trial by Franz Kafka. ...

About halfway through The Trial by Franz Kafka. A very strange, yet compelling read. A guy is arrested, but never really taken into custody, for a "serious offense". He is not told what the...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-17-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 239,727
Posted By CommuteCommando
78 below Banner Grade?

78 below Banner Grade?
Forum: Road Cycling 11-13-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 239,727
Posted By CommuteCommando
Going through old threads and need to share some...

Going through old threads and need to share some sad news. This beautiful rustic burg has come down with a terminal case of bulldozers. RIP Harmony Grove.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-13-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,855
Posted By CommuteCommando
Physics. The weight to consider is the total...

Physics. The weight to consider is the total weight. A 160 lb rider on a full suspension Next from WalMart will weigh less than a Clyde like me on a Pinnarello. I see you are in Wisconsin, which I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-12-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By CommuteCommando
My daughter tuns 38 next year. :eek:

My daughter tuns 38 next year. :eek:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-12-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,075
Posted By CommuteCommando
:lol: I feel you pain (hear your CZCZCZCZCZC )

:lol: I feel you pain (hear your CZCZCZCZCZC )
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