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09-29-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,425
Posted By terrymorse

Does the wind blow where you ride?

Does the wind blow where you ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By terrymorse

Place to mount a combination cadence-speed...

Place to mount a combination cadence-speed sensor...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,557
Posted By terrymorse

Just looking at the position of those levers...

Just looking at the position of those levers gives me a pain.
09-28-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,648
Posted By terrymorse

I had planned to head down to Reds Meadow, but I...

I had planned to head down to Reds Meadow, but I was wiped by the time I got to the summit. The altitude on day 1 hit me pretty hard.

There are some colors starting to show in the scrub on Mary...
09-28-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,580
Posted By terrymorse

Folks, this is an old thread.

Folks, this is an old thread.
09-28-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,425
Posted By terrymorse

The route can have a big influence on average...

The route can have a big influence on average speed.

Are there traffic lights? Is it windy? Is the road smooth or rough? And most significantly: How much vertical gain/loss on the route?

My...
09-28-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,986
Posted By terrymorse

And altitude raises it, apparently. Iím at 8100...

And altitude raises it, apparently. Iím at 8100 feet since yesterday, and my RHR is up about 7 beats. But down 2 beats from yesterday, is that acclimation? I hope so, my power is down and perceived...
09-27-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,648
Posted By terrymorse

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2341e81c_a19d_4e2f_8f12_b6741630ebff_a44cab697754bb59b2280c15b5a414de6eb2277f.jpeg
The Minarets, from above Mammoth Lakes
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,557
Posted By terrymorse

So to recap: unable to find a comfortable...

So to recap:

unable to find a comfortable saddle
"palms" go numb


Information that's important but missing:

how long this bike has been owned
is the OP riding regularly, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,975
Posted By terrymorse

Still looks to me like it was damaged, not...

Still looks to me like it was damaged, not cracked from use.

It doesn't take much force to crush those pencil-thin seat stays.

The OP got a sweet deal from Specialized.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,491
Posted By terrymorse

No highway taxes on off-road fuel.

No highway taxes on off-road fuel.
09-26-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

Because thatís where thereís room to pass, and...

Because thatís where thereís room to pass, and there is not enough room on the left. Sometimes.
09-26-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, thatís a Silca seat roll. I used a Lezyne...

Yes, thatís a Silca seat roll. I used a Lezyne for a while, but it was hard to get on and off.
09-26-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By terrymorse

Hey, thanks! I'm about to leave in a few minutes,...

Hey, thanks! I'm about to leave in a few minutes, staying in Mammoth for a few days, then it's on to the Huntsman Games.

I'm not even close to the fitness needed to win (national and world class...
09-26-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

I am in California, where you can pass on the...

I am in California, where you can pass on the right or the left, as long as there is room and it is safe to do so.
09-25-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,397
Posted By terrymorse

You wonít find a decent HR-only watch. Get...

You wonít find a decent HR-only watch.

Get an older model Apple Watch. Or the current SE model. They are not just for nerds.
09-25-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,084
Posted By terrymorse

I solved the ďno room under the seat bagĒ problem...

I solved the ďno room under the seat bagĒ problem by replacing the seat bag with a seat roll.

Lots of room now.

...
09-24-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By terrymorse

That sounds very familiar. My 'recovery' ride is...

That sounds very familiar. My 'recovery' ride is also mostly flat and lasts 1.5-2 hours (with a mid-ride coffee stop), but I don't stay in zone 1 as is commonly recommended. I'll spend most of the...
09-24-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,351
Posted By terrymorse

I mean you exit the bike lane just before the...

I mean you exit the bike lane just before the intersection and merge into vehicle lane. Then you ride in the center of the vehicle lane, so no idiot driver tries to squeeze past you from behind.
...
09-24-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,351
Posted By terrymorse

This is why you take the lane at intersections....

This is why you take the lane at intersections. To be seen.
09-23-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,203
Posted By terrymorse

Well, I'm in week 13 of my old guy gets off the...

Well, I'm in week 13 of my old guy gets off the couch, picks up a bike and tries to get fit enough to try Huntsman Senior World Games adventure.

So far, the aging body hasn't broken. It looks like...
09-23-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By terrymorse

Riding After a Rest Day

What is the ride after a rest day supposed to feel like?

For me, it's very consistent. I feel like garbage. Legs feel heavy, and my heart rate spikes up well over where it should be, given the...
09-23-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,346
Posted By terrymorse

High of 85ļ today, 88ļ tomorrow. Knickers,...

High of 85ļ today, 88ļ tomorrow.

Knickers, knee warmers, arm warmers, gilets are staying in their drawer indefinitely.

This is the hottest time of the year in the SF Bay Area.
09-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By terrymorse

That's not a bug, that's a feature. If your...

That's not a bug, that's a feature.

If your "boys" tend to hang low, it's a very important feature.
09-23-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,298
Posted By terrymorse

For the rest of us, aero gloves are just gloves. ...

For the rest of us, aero gloves are just gloves.

I do like a minimal glove, though. If an aero glove had a thumb wipe, and it was reasonably priced, I might give it a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,491
Posted By terrymorse

Junk mail advertising inserts work just as well. ...

Junk mail advertising inserts work just as well.

At the top of Mt. Hamilton is a little post office. People pick up their mail there and toss the inserts in the trash bin. Inserts are just the...
09-22-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,298
Posted By terrymorse

If you're doing a time trial, maybe not a waste....

If you're doing a time trial, maybe not a waste. They cost about as much as regular gloves, and they can reduce drag when in a time trial position. Especially if you have hairy hands.
09-22-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By terrymorse

There is also this TyreKey...

There is also this TyreKey (https://www.amazon.com/TyreKey-No-pinch-tyre-lever-tool/dp/B08YNCWXSK).
09-22-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By terrymorse

The Tarmac. Itís a superior bike in every respect.

The Tarmac. Itís a superior bike in every respect.
09-22-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,426
Posted By terrymorse

Electric scooter, the kind you stand on. It had...

Electric scooter, the kind you stand on. It had fat tires, like this one, and it sounded like an e-car when it overtook me:

...
09-22-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,426
Posted By terrymorse

Interaction with Scooter Guy

So I had a brief discussion with a scooter guy today, after he buzzed by me when I was going about 20mph. He was going 30, easy.

I caught up with him at the light.

Me: So did you hack the...
09-21-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By terrymorse

Reminds me of the Cross Country coach who rode a...

Reminds me of the Cross Country coach who rode a bike alongside the runners, yelling at us to pick up the pace.
09-21-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By terrymorse

I think it's available without a subscription,...

I think it's available without a subscription, but it only works on segments. Any segment that's cat 4 or higher will be marked with its category.

Check out the "Segment Explore" feature, in a...
09-21-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

Why indeed, that sure would make driving simpler....

Why indeed, that sure would make driving simpler.

I think the problem is that the federal government doesn't have the power to enforce driving rules on the states.
09-20-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

Are overtaking bikes/vehicles required to pass on...

Are overtaking bikes/vehicles required to pass on the left? Here in California, they can pass wherever there is room.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 677
Posted By terrymorse

FYI, almost all the air you hear rushing out when...

FYI, almost all the air you hear rushing out when you remove the chuck is the air in the pump hose, so your tire pressure really doesn't drop when you remove the chuck.
09-20-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,704
Views: 726,648
Posted By terrymorse

Just a beautiful day in the mountains above the...

Just a beautiful day in the mountains above the SF Bay Area, after one day of rain. And the tarantulas are on the move!
...
09-20-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,636
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Views: 583,133
Posted By terrymorse

No other pics, sorry. That's the only photo Roger...

No other pics, sorry. That's the only photo Roger posted.

I'll be using my every day ride for the hill climb:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 677
Posted By terrymorse

Presumably, one ought to already know the tire...

Presumably, one ought to already know the tire pressure during a ride, as a person normally inflates the tires before rolling out.

Now if you could adjust the tire pressure during a ride without...
09-19-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,429
Posted By terrymorse

Whatever bars you end up using, just make sure...

Whatever bars you end up using, just make sure that it's very comfortable to ride with a nearly straight wrist and bent elbows.

That advice is valid for everyone.

I see far too many people...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,491
Posted By terrymorse

Same for me, my hill climb is October 4th. Final...

Same for me, my hill climb is October 4th. Final two weeks of training -- I don't want a vaccination funk to interfere with that.

I'll get booster #4 when I get back home.
09-19-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,387
Posted By terrymorse

Remember when you fell behind the group running...

Remember when you fell behind the group running laps in high school? Youíd come over the line last, exhausted, just as the coach told everyone to hit the showers ó except you?

I do. Coach told me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 677
Posted By terrymorse

It's quite easy to detect when a tire is losing...

It's quite easy to detect when a tire is losing pressure. Especially when descending or cornering.

I don't need an expensive doodad to tell me something obvious.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 677
Posted By terrymorse

Quarq TyreWiz...

Quarq TyreWiz (https://www.sram.com/en/quarq/series/tyrewiz)? Never heard of it, but based on the website description, it's a bluetooth device that transmits tire pressure data to your computer in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 96,491
Posted By terrymorse

Beta blockers are a poor choice for aerobic...

Beta blockers are a poor choice for aerobic athletes, as they substantially reduce aerobic fitness and exercise tolerance.

There are alternative drugs that are more appropriate for athletes. If my...
09-18-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,650
Posted By terrymorse

Let it go.

Let it go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,203
Posted By terrymorse

I remember receiving the PDF when Andy was asking...

I remember receiving the PDF when Andy was asking for comments.

The amusing meta info from that March 2003 document (Distiller 4, Word 9):...
09-17-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,636
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 583,133
Posted By terrymorse

Here's Roger, my good friend and cycling mentor,...

Here's Roger, my good friend and cycling mentor, dialing in his Pinarello setup for a time trial at the upcomimg Huntsman World Senior Games (https://seniorgames.net).
...
09-17-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,178
Posted By terrymorse

If you can avoid knee replacement, and you're...

If you can avoid knee replacement, and you're athletic, avoid it!

Knee replacement (TKA) is very good at reducing pain from osteoarthritis, but it does very poorly at improving knee function. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,203
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, I think this is the case. Iíve noticed my HR...

Yes, I think this is the case. Iíve noticed my HR starts to rise about 10 seconds after increasing the power, but HR doesnít level off to a new level until at least 30 seconds later.

In the other...
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