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Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-13, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,775
Posted By terrymorse

From the Performance website:

From the Performance website:
04-29-13, 01:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,030
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: 1,212
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....
04-22-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 74,942
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...
04-22-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,969
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.
04-18-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,181
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...
04-14-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
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...
04-14-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
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: 3,915
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: 1,239
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: 1,239
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...
04-10-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,544
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: 1,330
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: 1,330
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: 1,330
Posted By terrymorse

The monkey's kind of camera shy.

The monkey's kind of camera shy.
04-09-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,659
Posted By terrymorse

A 2" hitch hangs lower, so you might sc**** it...

A 2" hitch hangs lower, so you might sc**** 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...
04-09-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,486
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...
04-09-13, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
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: 1,330
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: 3,462
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: 1,727
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.
...
04-09-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
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: 11,139
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: 3,462
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: 487
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.
04-06-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,026
Posted By terrymorse

Oops, then I revise my statement to zero miles...

Oops, then I revise my statement to zero miles with zero feet of climbing.

Where's the Norcal/SoCal border?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By terrymorse

Come on now. Take it to a seamstress who knows...

Come on now. Take it to a seamstress who knows how to work with stretchy material. Or alter it yourself.

I had to have a skinsuit taken in once, so I did it myself. Some simple coordination and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,238
Posted By terrymorse

Seriously considering Everest Challenge...

Seriously considering Everest Challenge (https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17906) this year. I'm not getting any younger, and the course won't get any easier.

Someone needs to talk me into it. Probably...
04-05-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,026
Posted By terrymorse

Year to date is 1202 miles with 60,486 feet...

Year to date is 1202 miles with 60,486 feet climbing, or 50 feet per mile.

But I only started doing climbs a few weeks ago, recent rides are closer to 90 feet per mile.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,930
Posted By terrymorse

The GP 4000S (14 watts @ 30 mph) will ride better...

The GP 4000S (14 watts @ 30 mph) will ride better and faster than the heavier Kenda Koncepts. Tires can make a noticeable difference in the feel of a ride.

You can further reduce the rolling...
04-05-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,824
Posted By terrymorse

Nope, better. A mechanical engineer who has...

Nope, better. A mechanical engineer who has designed, tested, built, and analyzed all sorts of devices -- including the spoked wheel. 1 mil tolerance on a large, thin, tensioned structure like a...
04-05-13, 12:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,483
Posted By terrymorse

Fatigue after a ride, heart rate rises quickly......

Fatigue after a ride, heart rate rises quickly...

Maybe, just maybe, these are signs of over training. Or anemia.

No way of knowing over the inter web. Check it out with an MD. Blood workup...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-13, 12:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By terrymorse

Will a profile do? My favorite local climb has to...

Will a profile do? My favorite local climb has to be Mt. Hamilton. Up and down is 40 miles, with ~5000 vertical feet. It's long, but no section is really steep. So pretty and so remote, yet so close...
04-05-13, 12:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,332
Posted By terrymorse

When, after summiting Mount Hamilton, another...

When, after summiting Mount Hamilton, another cyclist congratulates you for conquering the climb as "a man who's getting on in years."

That was last Tuesday's ride.
04-05-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,246
Posted By terrymorse

The frame material war is over. Carbon won. ...

The frame material war is over. Carbon won.

Nothing to see here, keep moving.
04-05-13, 12:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,246
Posted By terrymorse

Pros ride new bikes every year because sponsoring...

Pros ride new bikes every year because sponsoring manufacturers want their latest models on camera.

Pros ride whatever they are paid to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By terrymorse

Too bad you're not in the Bay Area. We have a...

Too bad you're not in the Bay Area. We have a pair of very lightly used Scott Addict R2s that we're selling off, size 49. $1895.
03-31-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By terrymorse

I want to be more like Ned Overend...

I want to be more like Ned Overend (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Overend), two years my senior and someone who still wins mountain races against much younger riders.

307914

Age is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By terrymorse

I can only vouch for the CR1, as we use them a...

I can only vouch for the CR1, as we use them a rental bikes. It seems that everyone likes them. They're light and comfortable, and they hold up great in daily use.

The CR1 Pro (the Ultegra model,...
03-30-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,824
Posted By terrymorse

I find that statement extremely hard to believe.

I find that statement extremely hard to believe.
Forum: Touring
03-29-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By terrymorse

My colleagues who travel a lot fly with Ritchey...

My colleagues who travel a lot fly with Ritchey Breakaway frames. They're full size frames that break down with not much effort.

To get the full benefit, you need the travel case. According to...
03-29-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,066
Posted By terrymorse

+1 I've been using it for maybe 10 years...

+1

I've been using it for maybe 10 years now. On tours, we put a tube in everyone's goody bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 11:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,148
Posted By terrymorse

There has been at least one study that showed...

There has been at least one study that showed stiffer soles cause greater plantar pressure, which can result in foot pain or injury.

There must be some optimal sole stiffness that allows efficient...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,148
Posted By terrymorse

Comfort (roughly) equals compliance, and carbon...

Comfort (roughly) equals compliance, and carbon is the ideal material for designing in compliance where you want it, and stiffness where you need it. Adjust the lay up, select different fibers,...
03-28-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By terrymorse

Suggest wearing a pair of these...

Suggest wearing a pair of these (http://www.badvision10.com). People won't even know they're on camera.
03-28-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By terrymorse

If it's not a high effort ride, my standard...

If it's not a high effort ride, my standard breakfast is oatmeal and 2 scrambled eggs. Extra salt on top if it's a hot ride.

If I plan to hammer, I'll grab a protein shake (or chocolate milk if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,823
Posted By terrymorse

Beautiful road in the Eastern Sierra, a nice out...

Beautiful road in the Eastern Sierra, a nice out and back ride from Mammoth Lakes. A little steep at the bottom, but most of it is at a sensible grade. Very pretty in the early Fall, when the leaves...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By terrymorse

At least you were smiling -- or it looked like a...

At least you were smiling -- or it looked like a smile to me. Must have been sweet suffering, the best kind.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By terrymorse

Cool photo! I recognize the kit from Sunday,...

Cool photo! I recognize the kit from Sunday, especially the shoes. You were heading up the last section while I was descending.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By terrymorse

From Alum Rock. Starting in April, this Ham and...

From Alum Rock. Starting in April, this Ham and Legs ride will be a regular Tuesday morning ride. Departs at 8:30 from the Jack in the Box at McKee and Toyon.



I must have been there the same...
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