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09-18-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,430
Posted By z90

I had an old hardrock of that vintage. I loved...

I had an old hardrock of that vintage. I loved it as a commuter! When the frame broke I replaced it with an LHT. Sure, the LHT is a step up, but I was surprised how similar the two were. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By z90

That's not a lot, but rear tires wear faster. ...

That's not a lot, but rear tires wear faster. Buy a new tire. Put the new one on the front, and move your old front tire to the rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By z90

I wish I could un-see that.

I wish I could un-see that.
07-19-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,539
Posted By z90

It's not surprising to me that the same...

It's not surprising to me that the same personality type that is spurred on to hurtle down narrow mountain roads at the hairy edge of control just to beat the other guy is also inclined to take a...
Forum: Foo
07-17-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 955
Posted By z90

:lol: I can see the headlines now: ...

:lol:
I can see the headlines now:

Thousands pilgrimage to see Lord Vader shaped car door dent.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,669
Posted By z90

I think you did pretty well! Now go ride the...

I think you did pretty well! Now go ride the heck out of it, and don't be afraid to tweak things to get the fit just right.
07-16-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,235
Posted By z90

Kurt, I think it effectively is a curtate cycloid...

Kurt, I think it effectively is a curtate cycloid if instead of using the wheel's actual diameter for the large radius you use its effective diameter. In other words, calculate how far the bike...
07-16-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,561
Posted By z90

I hope you sent that one to the cops.

I hope you sent that one to the cops.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,414
Posted By z90

Ok, hamster's stair stepper did it for me. I can...

Ok, hamster's stair stepper did it for me. I can see now that the distance would be less than the sum of these two. So this is solvable for a fixed gear, but I think there isn't one answer for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,414
Posted By z90

Only true if the bicycle is single speed, fixed...

Only true if the bicycle is single speed, fixed gear. Or if you pedal continuously, never shifting gears, and never coasting.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,414
Posted By z90

I'm not convinced. At any rate, the path...

I'm not convinced. At any rate, the path traveled is not a regular pattern, so I don't think the "curate cycloid" solution works. A 78 rpm average doesn't mean that the pedals are turning steadily...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By z90

I had one on my rear wheel. It didn't last very...

I had one on my rear wheel. It didn't last very long.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,414
Posted By z90

I don't think you need to worry about the "curate...

I don't think you need to worry about the "curate cycloid". Treat the distance your feet move in reference to the bottom bracket as one problem, and the distance the bike moves as another. Then add...
Forum: Foo
07-14-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,716
Posted By z90

My old housemate brought me back a gift from her...

My old housemate brought me back a gift from her trip to japan. It was a bag full of tiny dried (baked?) crabs, each one about theh size of the tip of my fingers. They were bagged like vending...
Forum: Foo
07-11-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,547
Posted By z90

Be here now. Be excellent to each other. ...

Be here now.

Be excellent to each other.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idz70hx-WGA&feature=player_detailpage
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,669
Posted By z90

I've done a sprint triathlon for the last 4 years...

I've done a sprint triathlon for the last 4 years (one a year, the only "racing" I do) on a Felt z90, which is lower down the line than the z65. It works fine, and I can get a deep enough drop...
Forum: Foo
06-27-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By z90

Does digital camo work in a computer-generated...

Does digital camo work in a computer-generated landscape?
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 04:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

And that's the solo record, which includes...

And that's the solo record, which includes stopping to sleep. The team records are over 23 mph.
06-26-12, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By z90

He's not suggesting Strava be abolished. He's...

He's not suggesting Strava be abolished. He's just suggesting that downhill KOM's and KOM's through high traffic areas are a bad idea. That's pretty sensible.
06-26-12, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By z90

I didn't get that at all. Here's a quote from...

I didn't get that at all. Here's a quote from the article
"It is a perfectly fine idea as a concept. Biking is a social community; it is fun to see where your friends are riding, how often and how...
06-25-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By z90

He sounds completely reasonable to me. He's not...

He sounds completely reasonable to me. He's not one-sidedly slamming Strava. His suggestions not to include descents or routes through urban areas seems pretty sensible.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,632
Posted By z90

I really like my LHT, but in fact I bought it as...

I really like my LHT, but in fact I bought it as a replacement an 89(?) Hardrock that I loved and had converted to a commuter, with slick tires. I loved that bike, and the Surly feels a lot like it...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,632
Posted By z90

I had the same experience. +1. You may...

I had the same experience.

+1. You may actually be giving up some durability with the higher end lightweight stuff.
Makes me think of those indestructible aluminum Grumman canoes versus...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,632
Posted By z90

Mine actually came with a Tiagra f.d. and a Deore...

Mine actually came with a Tiagra f.d. and a Deore XT rear d. So far it has been a bomb-proof commuter/utility ride. One of these days I'll load it up and tour, and I expect that's when it will...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,632
Posted By z90

My LHT is 9-speed with a triple. 105 is really...

My LHT is 9-speed with a triple. 105 is really for 10-speed, though I'm not sure it makes any difference up front. In general, I don't think more money = more reliability when it comes to...
06-25-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,235
Posted By z90

Bob's your uncle.

Bob's your uncle.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 05:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

"Like a deer making guns" :lol:

"Like a deer making guns" :lol:
Forum: Commuting
06-19-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By z90

I'm using some low end fingerless Nike weight...

I'm using some low end fingerless Nike weight lifting gloves. I don't like padded gloves, and it's hard to find cycling gloves without padding in stores around here. They've lasted three years.
Forum: Foo
06-16-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,073
Posted By z90

A bobcat...

A bobcat (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/824724-Wildlife-sightings) ran across the road just in front of me just a few days ago.
Last year on my commute a long-tailed weasel...
06-16-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By z90

What? Right now?!! Gotta go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bTCXpBBbp0&feature=player_detailpage
06-16-12, 04:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,329
Posted By z90

That's just mean spirited. Not a good way for...

That's just mean spirited. Not a good way for the cops to make friends in the community :(
06-14-12, 10:24 AM
Forum: Commuting
06-13-12, 05:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,393
Posted By z90

What are you carrying back from work? On that...

What are you carrying back from work? On that hill, the less weight the better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-12, 04:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Nice, but those only count if you refer to them...

Nice, but those only count if you refer to them as "slow elk" :lol:
06-12-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,515
Posted By z90

Looking forward to Sagan and Cav at the tour. ...

Looking forward to Sagan and Cav at the tour. Who will win more stages?
Forum: Commuting
06-12-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,038
Posted By z90

I think the guy in the video from Slim's original...

I think the guy in the video from Slim's original post gets pretty worked up over some fairly small slights. Some were bad, but several were of the touch-your-brakes, shrug it off, and move on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Great shots!

Great shots!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Lol, I actually had a pet possum for a short...

Lol, I actually had a pet possum for a short while when I was a teenager. He was a baby when I got him, and I had him less than a year before he died (someone fed him some insects that had really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Pretty cool! Never seen that one. Google image...

Pretty cool! Never seen that one. Google image search for pink-legs pink-beak turned up similar images of a "black-bellied whistling duck".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Cool! Have seen them from a car in Banff...

Cool! Have seen them from a car in Banff National Park. Created a "Bear Jam". Just a couple of cars when we first arrived. By the time we left, there were probably 20+ vehicles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Yes, I see those around here pretty often. Saw...

Yes, I see those around here pretty often. Saw this one on a ride a couple years ago. Turns out she got pretty used to people hanging out at a local environmental center, and became a bit of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Ouch! LOL

Ouch! LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Nice picture!

Nice picture!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,317
Posted By z90

Wildlife sightings

Post them here. I'll start.

On this morning's ride a bobcat popped out of a field and ran across the road, disappearing into the brush on the other side. He was probably less than 30 feet in...
Replies: 31
Views: 3,539
Posted By z90

The Hase Pino is a tandem with the captain in the...

The Hase Pino is a tandem with the captain in the back in an upright position and the stoker in the front in a recumbent position. You could control the bike, and she'd still get a front row seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,059
Posted By z90

I've always thought a good response might be ...

I've always thought a good response might be "Hey, Danica!"

But of course, it's best just to keep rolling, and not respond.
06-04-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,737
Posted By z90

Ah! Missed that.

Ah! Missed that.
06-04-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,737
Posted By z90

I would think he'd be pretty unhappy to see his...

I would think he'd be pretty unhappy to see his best GC hope showing poor form.
06-03-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,988
Posted By z90

Reminds me of this guy ...

Reminds me of this guy
http://www.hulu.com/watch/210889/portlandia-bike-rider
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-12, 01:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,388
Posted By z90

Maybe sometimes they like to go fast, and...

Maybe sometimes they like to go fast, and sometimes they like to go slow.
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