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05-30-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By canklecat

Cheap, functional within limits. I got some...

Cheap, functional within limits. I got some Sunlite brake cable and housing a couple of years ago. The cable stretched and housing compressed, so I had to keep tweaking the cable tension until...
05-29-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By canklecat

According to some of my family and acquaintances,...

According to some of my family and acquaintances, the difference between 6 feet and 10 feet of social distancing is the difference between mere socialism and outright communism. :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By canklecat

With all the junk, hoaxes and propaganda I see on...

With all the junk, hoaxes and propaganda I see on social media, maybe Conpost would be more appropriate. Although it would add a twist to compost as well.
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 550
Posted By canklecat

Tandy Model 100 and CompuServe, 300 baud modem...

Tandy Model 100 and CompuServe, 300 baud modem and acoustic coupler. Wow. Then I upgraded to a Model 102 and 1200 baud modem with modular jack so I didn't need the acoustic coupler on the road. Hot...
05-28-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By canklecat

For me it's a mental game. I expect some hills to...

For me it's a mental game. I expect some hills to be tough, so they are.

There are other hills that on paper seem to be similar, and I have no problems with them. That may partly be due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By canklecat

Well, they did say they're going to yell at you...

Well, they did say they're going to yell at you (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html). We've been warned. It just wasn't what we expected.

I've had similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By canklecat

That's not backward. It's a Lauf fork on a road...

That's not backward. It's a Lauf fork on a road bike. Essential for riding on the bumpy sidewalk to snag KOMs between joggers and dog walkers.
05-28-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 570
Posted By canklecat

I'm motivated by friendly competition with local...

I'm motivated by friendly competition with local folks close to my age, so I went ahead and ponied up for the Strava subscription. Seems worthwhile. I spent a lot more than $5 a month on beer when I...
05-28-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By canklecat

I have a friend whose job moved him from the...

I have a friend whose job moved him from the California mountains and vineyards paradise to Massachusetts. He's been there a year and still mostly hides in the basement pain cave until the...
05-27-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By canklecat

Blood doping. Keith Richards' secret to eternal...

Blood doping. Keith Richards' secret to eternal life.

It's been around for decades. And it's still done, although occasionally detected if the athlete goes too far and exceeds a normal hematocrit,...
05-27-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 668
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, my bike fit tweaks to saddle, stem and...

Yeah, my bike fit tweaks to saddle, stem and handlebar are often in the 1/8" to 1/4" range. If I need to make 3/4" adjustment, it was way off to begin with.

The older I get, the pickier my neck,...
05-26-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

I was able to get along with most folks who held...

I was able to get along with most folks who held very different belief systems and views from mine for almost 20 years, between our long acquaintanceships on hobbyist forums and Facebook. But events...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,234
Posted By canklecat

I waiver about this topic.

I waiver about this topic.
05-26-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By canklecat

And now some experts in Sweden are admitting...

And now some experts in Sweden are admitting Sweden's laissez-faire approach to the pandemic and hopes of a mythical "herd immunity" is a failure.

I've already muted one acquaintance on Facebook...
05-26-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By canklecat

Yep, I rode as soon as the t-storm front passed...

Yep, I rode as soon as the t-storm front passed temporarily Monday. Hardly anyone out there. Beautiful afternoon/evening. Only concession I made was to take the hybrid with fat all weather tires for...
05-26-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,346
Posted By canklecat

And the people who agree with the propaganda bots...

And the people who agree with the propaganda bots will claim the media who report about bots and trolls from Russia, China, etc., are lying.

We're seeing the prophecy of the Insane Clown Posse in...
05-26-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By canklecat

I usually go to the grocery store late at night...

I usually go to the grocery store late at night anyway, about an hour before closing, so there are rarely many customers. No change for me.

Some stores put up plastic shields, some didn't.

Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By canklecat

Best stuff I've found for cleaning the original...

Best stuff I've found for cleaning the original white hoods on my '89 Ironman is LA's Totally Awesome Grill & Oven Cleaner in a pump spray bottle. Costs a whole dollar for a large bottle at Dollar...
05-24-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,578
Posted By canklecat

I only know one REI, the local shop. There's so...

I only know one REI, the local shop. There's so much employee turnover that it's inevitable customer experiences will vary tremendously. A friend was a mechanic at REI but went on to another job. For...
05-24-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By canklecat

It's okay to wear both a mask with an exhalation...

It's okay to wear both a mask with an exhalation valve and a surgical mask (or comparable fabric mask) over it. That's what my medical providers have done the past couple of month during urgent care...
05-24-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By canklecat

Many folks I know and used to ride with never...

Many folks I know and used to ride with never stopped group rides. They were coy about it, posting Strava logs claiming "social distancing rides, but I saw some of 'em along the routes I ride. They...
05-23-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 732
Posted By canklecat

Some single wall rims are pretty good. I have a...

Some single wall rims are pretty good. I have a set of Araya PX-45 rims, concave braking surface (very trendy back then) from my early '90s Univega that withstood riding way too long with floppy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By canklecat

If you're doing time trials, even without aero...

If you're doing time trials, even without aero bars but trying to get as long and low as possible, it might be time to consider a shorter nose split saddle like an ISM.

I wouldn't bother with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,306
Posted By canklecat

Well, paying for a Strava subscription had one...

Well, paying for a Strava subscription had one unexpected benefit. Apparently I'm not the slowest old dude out there. I'm more middle of the pack. The age breakdown is interesting. I thought some of...
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By canklecat

She committed the unpardonable sin of being a...

She committed the unpardonable sin of being a social climber without the requisite pedigree and sponsor to admit her into the illuminati. For $500,000, she could have bought her daughters PhDs from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,787
Posted By canklecat

It's mostly handy for folks who are motivated by...

It's mostly handy for folks who are motivated by reasonable personal goals, or enjoy keeping up with active friends. I started out using it mostly for the social networking thing, but soon became...
05-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 855
Posted By canklecat

A friend has been doing the million mask thing,...

A friend has been doing the million mask thing, making masks at home for the local children's hospital, and a few for friends.

There are guides online for making or choosing fabric masks. Keep in...
Forum: Foo
05-21-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 49,154
Posted By canklecat

With most boxing postponed indefinitely due to...

With most boxing postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, I've been spending a little more time on local boxing trivia. That includes a few discussions on a Facebook local history...
05-20-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By canklecat

Same. I've been running video for a couple of...

Same. I've been running video for a couple of years. Occasionally it'll remind me of my own lapses in judgment. By far the vast majority of incidents were purely the fault of negligent drivers. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,787
Posted By canklecat

I just subscribed a few minutes ago. I'm already...

I just subscribed a few minutes ago. I'm already seeing data I didn't know was provided to subscribers. Seems good.

When I drank beer I paid way more than $5 a month -- probably closer to $50 a...
05-20-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By canklecat

Drift Ghost X...

Drift Ghost X (https://www.amazon.com/Drift-Ghost-Action-Camera-Built/dp/B07DGFYXTY). Best value I've found anywhere in a traffic documentation video camera for bike rides. I've been using one since...
05-20-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By canklecat

I'm on a smile & wave basis with an Amazon...

I'm on a smile & wave basis with an Amazon delivery contractor who nearly hit me a few months ago. I chased him down to fuss about rolling through a stop sign and nearly hitting me. But I could tell...
05-20-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,796
Posted By canklecat

Thanks, looks promising but not yet definitive....

Thanks, looks promising but not yet definitive. Looking forward to developments on that research.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,306
Posted By canklecat

As of May 19, Strava appears the same to me via...

As of May 19, Strava appears the same to me via the app and browser. I'm not seeing any differences. Maybe they haven't rolled out all the changes everywhere.

But if they do make those changes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,306
Posted By canklecat

I can't speak for wipekitty, but I've removed...

I can't speak for wipekitty, but I've removed myself from a few leader boards because I don't want my name attached to dangerous or silly segments, like sprint zones on the crowded MUP. If I...
05-19-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By canklecat

Seems normal. My saddle preferences changed as I...

Seems normal. My saddle preferences changed as I lost weight and gained fitness. I gradually switched from padded saddles to barely padded saddles, and from regular shorts or very thin pads to much...
05-18-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,796
Posted By canklecat

As a twist, things I'll never stop doing:...

As a twist, things I'll never stop doing: Challenging people who keep tossing around the term "herd immunity" as a euphemism for "let the weak ones die so we can get back to partying like it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 427
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the mic design and placement. My Drift...

Depends on the mic design and placement. My Drift Ghost X and old Ion Speed Pro cameras don't create any wind noise on their own -- the mics are bottom facing, flat and neutral to wind noise. But...
05-18-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,092
Posted By canklecat

I don't have any experience buying complete bikes...

I don't have any experience buying complete bikes from REI, but a friend did. He was riding cross country about 3 years ago, partly for a cause, partly a personal challenge (he was nearly killed on...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By canklecat

From the time he was on Fernwood Tonight or Mary...

From the time he was on Fernwood Tonight or Mary Hartman (I don't remember when I first saw him), Fred Willard always played Fred Willard. But he was brilliant at being that guy.

He was even in...
05-18-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,796
Posted By canklecat

I'm fortunate to have a fairly large apartment...

I'm fortunate to have a fairly large apartment that I can still afford, on a less crowded side of town near mostly rural areas where I can ride and encounter few, if any, people. I miss some of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 939
Posted By canklecat

About the same, 400-500 miles a month, sometimes...

About the same, 400-500 miles a month, sometimes more. Only change is I'm mostly riding solo. Before the pandemic about half my miles were various group rides.
05-16-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By canklecat

News media are heavily censored in the...

News media are heavily censored in the Philippines, backed by an autocratic leader who has sanctioned extrajudicial killings of people accused of dealing or using drugs -- including reports that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,043
Posted By canklecat

That is an aggressive position for the...

That is an aggressive position for the brake/shifter hoods. That's very 1980s, mostly for time trials (pre-aero bars) and only a few grand tour riders rode such an aggressive position -- Marco...
Forum: Foo
05-16-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 833
Posted By canklecat

My only interest in film was as a medium for...

My only interest in film was as a medium for making prints in the darkroom. That was the fun part. Film was just a step in the path toward the print.

I've always kept in mind the history of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By canklecat

The wedge shim may be the best start. I'm...

The wedge shim may be the best start. I'm considering that for minor suppination and slightly shorter right leg (actually the same length as the left, but hip tilt from an old hip/lower back injury...
05-14-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,382
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, wait awhile, the right crankset will turn...

Yeah, wait awhile, the right crankset will turn up. I waited a few months for an old Dura Ace crankset with 170 or 172.5 cranks to show up. For months, nothing but 175. But I snagged the one I wanted...
05-14-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 785
Posted By canklecat

Check dollar stores for Goo Gone. The local...

Check dollar stores for Goo Gone. The local Dollar Tree sells small bottles for a buck. More than enough for a handlebar.

Lemon Pledge and some other furniture polishes may work too. They sure get...
05-14-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,382
Posted By canklecat

175 might work for you but expect to make some...

175 might work for you but expect to make some bike fit adjustments over time to find what works.

I'm 5'11" and have 170, 172.5 and 175 cranks. For a few years I was in the "makes no difference"...
05-12-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By canklecat

This has been on my mind as well... the people...

This has been on my mind as well... the people who have continued working throughout the pandemic. I try to thank every medical staffer I encounter during my appointments, the bus and Uber drivers,...
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