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02-20-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8,295
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Posted By canklecat

Good honk! as my granddad would have said. I...

Good honk! as my granddad would have said. I can't imagine my heart rate reaching 200+ anymore.



Y'all are piquing my interest in the HNHH this year. Definitely gonna go with the Ironman if I...
02-20-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

Stay away from it. Nyquil and generic all-in-one...

Stay away from it. Nyquil and generic all-in-one cold/flu remedies are poison. They are to medicine what Steel Reserve is to beer -- cheap, toxic crap designed to give users a buzz without regard to...
02-20-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

After reading the theories that coasting down a...

After reading the theories that coasting down a fast hill may be faster than pedaling, I've tried both on a couple of handy hills in my area. I've tried it with tailwinds and neutral wind, pedaling...
02-20-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

I'd stay far away from that stuff. Coricidin HBP...

I'd stay far away from that stuff. Coricidin HBP contains alcohol, doxylamine succinate and acetaminophen, a bad combination. It's best to avoid any alcohol at all when sick.

And it's pretty well...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, thinner socks. Solved some of my foot...

Ditto, thinner socks. Solved some of my foot problems during long rides. If I need warmer feet I'll use shoe covers, but still wear thin socks.

And saddles. I suspect saddle pressure might be...
02-20-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 479
Posted By canklecat

Cold air, especially dry cold air, causes mucus...

Cold air, especially dry cold air, causes mucus membranes to secrete protective mucus.

For most folks this isn't an allergic reaction so there's no need for antihistamines. Decongestants may be...
02-20-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By canklecat

I use a rubber band or zip tie, whichever is...

I use a rubber band or zip tie, whichever is easier to find amid the clutter.
02-20-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 427
Posted By canklecat

Light and medium duty torque wrenches, now that...

Light and medium duty torque wrenches, now that I'm working on a couple of carbon fiber bikes.

Headset remover punch for the older Chris King pressed headset in a 1993 Trek 5900. One of those...
02-20-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By canklecat

Incidentally, there are a few medications that...

Incidentally, there are a few medications that aren't considered analgesics that can help with some types of headaches. For migraines and cluster headaches, doctors will occasionally prescribe beta...
02-20-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By canklecat

This comes up a few times a month. It's "normal,"...

This comes up a few times a month. It's "normal," if by normal we mean common.

It's due in part to GPS sampling, how the apps use the data, and, with Strava, how they interpolate data and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By canklecat

Happens to me more often now too, even on the...

Happens to me more often now too, even on the indoor trainer like the other night.

Best I can tell it's due to compression on the top of the foot impairing blood flow. If I keep the top straps...
02-19-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By canklecat

Those are rough. I've had severe headaches that...

Those are rough. I've had severe headaches that lasted up to 72 hours without relief, and had to be taken to the ER a couple of times.

A proper diagnosis helps, but good luck with that. I've seen...
02-19-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By canklecat

I know my Light & Motion Urban 500 appears...

I know my Light & Motion Urban 500 appears brighter than it really is and has a lot of spill because I've heard drivers and pedestrians comment on how bright it is. Monday a guy loading his car trunk...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 929
Posted By canklecat

Same. At 62 my window of opportunity for getting...

Same. At 62 my window of opportunity for getting stronger is rapidly closing. I started from nothing at age 57, resuming cycling after a 30+ year hiatus, and needing a cane to walk between 2001 when...
02-19-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,465
Posted By canklecat

You sure about that? Because researchers aren't....

You sure about that? Because researchers aren't. Got any citations to studies that negate the theories about insulin resistance and metabolic disorders?
02-19-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By canklecat

My legs got a useful improvement in strength with...

My legs got a useful improvement in strength with standing intervals on the indoor trainer. It translated to seated pedaling outdoors. Go for it.

For that matter, a stair-climbing machine would...
Forum: Foo
02-19-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 367
Posted By canklecat

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02-19-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By canklecat

Right, another reason why I prefer the Drift...

Right, another reason why I prefer the Drift cameras -- the Ghost X being their current least expensive model. The 4k version is over $200, still reasonable.

Drift cameras have decent audio,...
Forum: Foo
02-19-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 367
Posted By canklecat

I was on a mostly liquid and soft food diet for...

I was on a mostly liquid and soft food diet for 2018. That was about as minimalist as I care to go. My thyroid was so swollen it was distorting and constricting my esophagus and trachea. I couldn't...
Forum: Foo
02-19-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10,469
Views: 2,152,773
Posted By canklecat

Morpheus: You have the look of a man who was...

Morpheus: You have the look of a man who was expecting ice cream.

Neo: Whoa.
...
02-19-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8,295
Views: 752,327
Posted By canklecat

Biggest change I've noticed came from riding last...

Biggest change I've noticed came from riding last year with the Trekenstein fitted with Biopace 52/42 and 170 cranks (presumably from an Ironman). Took awhile to adapt to the slightly different feel....
02-19-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 710
Posted By canklecat

This is why I don't do triathlons. Urine trouble...

This is why I don't do triathlons. Urine trouble the moment you get in the water.
02-19-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8,295
Views: 752,327
Posted By canklecat

Whew. That leaves me out. Been working hard but...

Whew. That leaves me out. Been working hard but so far I don't think I've been able to sustain 200 Watts longer than 20 minutes (going by Strava and Elevate browser extension guesstimates).

I did...
02-19-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8,295
Views: 752,327
Posted By canklecat

Would that Innicycle headset/steerer doodad...

Would that Innicycle headset/steerer doodad enable swapping in a carbon fiber fork with metal steerer tube, like the Origin8 (which seems similar to the old Trek 5900 fork, which used a metal steerer...
02-19-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the type of image stabilization and...

Depends on the type of image stabilization and whether it's designed to reduce handheld/helmet type motion, or chatter from roads, fast boat travel over water, etc.

Better camera systems like...
02-18-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By canklecat

Well, okay. Twelve is the minimum, okay? ...

Well, okay. Twelve is the minimum, okay?

Now, you know it's up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Or... well, like Brian, for example, has 37 degrees of flair, okay. And a...
02-18-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By canklecat

Needs a sloping top tube to allow generous...

Needs a sloping top tube to allow generous clearance for the gravel bike beer belly.

Mustache bars so the brake levers can be mounted in the worst possible angle. You won't need brakes anyway. By...
02-18-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By canklecat

Image stabilization isn't a must if the camera is...

Image stabilization isn't a must if the camera is mounted on the bike. IS does help with helmet mounted cameras.
02-18-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,156
Posted By canklecat

Very helpful. I'm about to redo the Chris King...

Very helpful. I'm about to redo the Chris King headset in a 1993 Trek 5900 and wondered about the appropriate press tool. Removing the headset was easy -- any good split-tubing punch should do. But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,953,534
Posted By canklecat

No problems so far with my Fizik shoe Velcro...

No problems so far with my Fizik shoe Velcro straps after almost a year. One advantage to the way the shoe is designed, if the Velcro strap was damaged or lost its "stick," it would be possible to...
02-18-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 409
Posted By canklecat

EPS -- basically, Styrofoam -- is the thicker...

EPS -- basically, Styrofoam -- is the thicker shock absorbing inner layer. Do keep solvents away from that.

But the outer harder shell is polycarbonate and/or Aramid/Kevlar, resistant to most...
02-18-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 409
Posted By canklecat

Goo Gone. Used it on my helmets and other stuff...

Goo Gone. Used it on my helmets and other stuff to remove stickers. No problems.

Yup, some helmets are painted. POC says owners should expect some fading of their helmet colors with age and sun...
02-18-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By canklecat

What are you using an action cam for? If for...

What are you using an action cam for? If for routine traffic documentation in case of collision and injury, those are the wrong cameras.

GoPros and knockoffs like the Apeman (and my VanTop Moment...
02-18-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By canklecat

Check your rim tape/strip and tube. Thinner rim...

Check your rim tape/strip and tube. Thinner rim tape/strip and lighter weight tube might help it fit better.

If it's that generic rubber band rim strip, that's about as thin as it gets. The only...
02-18-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8,295
Views: 752,327
Posted By canklecat

Nice. I have Continental Grand Prix Classic...

Nice. I have Continental Grand Prix Classic (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-classic) skinwalls on my Ironman at the moment. They're 700x25 only, reddish-brown...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By canklecat

Which Mavic wheel/tire combo? I've read very...

Which Mavic wheel/tire combo? I've read very different user reports depending on which combo. Most folks seem satisfied with their entry level Ksyrium UST WTS with Yksion tires. But there were...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By canklecat

While not rated for tubeless use, Continental...

While not rated for tubeless use, Continental Ultra Sport II folding bead tires are notoriously difficult to work with. Read the user testimonials on Amazon and Bike Tires Direct.

I've used them...
Forum: Foo
02-17-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By canklecat

Good. Couldn't be any worse than human...

Good. Couldn't be any worse than human neurologists, possibly the most inconsistent, incompetent, and least attentive of all medical specialists I've encountered, both as a patient and as caregiver...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By canklecat

50 miles on Presidunce Day. Supposed to be a...

50 miles on Presidunce Day. Supposed to be a relaxing recovery ride after some hard workout rides. Turned out to be the most stressful ride I've had in years. Nearly got hit twice by negligent...
02-17-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By canklecat

Anecdotes about whether to use flashing lights,...

Anecdotes about whether to use flashing lights, bright lights, helmet lights, etc., will be all over the place because our experiences are different.

I've actually had drivers and passengers roll...
02-17-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By canklecat

Oh, good grief. Without even looking at the...

Oh, good grief.

Without even looking at the trailer or photo, my first thought was "Is the bicycle perfectly centered in frame with Owen Wilson?"

I hate that I like Wes Anderson movies. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By canklecat

Mavic has developed rim/tire combinations...

Mavic has developed rim/tire combinations designed to minimize this drama with fitting tubeless.
Forum: Foo
02-17-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 714
Posted By canklecat

Rinse with it. Doesn't hurt. Stops bleeding gums...

Rinse with it. Doesn't hurt. Stops bleeding gums too if we nick the gum with the toothbrush, or while flossing. I've done this for years, pretty much every time I brush.
02-16-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By canklecat

I'm 5'11", 150 lbs (age 62), pretty close to my...

I'm 5'11", 150 lbs (age 62), pretty close to my optimal weight as an amateur boxer in the 1970s. Back then I'd compete as high as 155 lbs, but had more upper body muscle. My optimal weight then and...
02-16-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,465
Posted By canklecat

Yeah, targeted exercises don't do a thing to...

Yeah, targeted exercises don't do a thing to reduce belly fat. Ask any heavyweight boxer or MMA fighter who comes in overweight but still has rock hard abs... under the flab. Nobody ever put down Big...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 929
Posted By canklecat

A harder 35 mile ride Sunday afternoon seemed to...

A harder 35 mile ride Sunday afternoon seemed to confirm my impressions about how Biopace works for me. I've swapped the entire crankset over and copied, as closely as possible, the fit from the Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By canklecat

Fizik has saddles that supposedly help with hip...

Fizik has saddles that supposedly help with hip rotation. Check their website for fit guidelines.

The usual guidelines for saddles that supposedly help with hip rotation, limited flexibility,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 377
Posted By canklecat

26 miles Saturday, mostly zone 3 effort, stiff...

26 miles Saturday, mostly zone 3 effort, stiff winds. I need to swap back to low profile rims. That higher profile front wheel felt wobbly in crosswinds.
35 miles Sunday, mostly zone 3/4 effort....
02-16-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By canklecat

Yup, the second photo is what the Przewalski and...

Yup, the second photo is what the Przewalski and Spotti seller on Amazon calls the "4D" pad. It's what my Spotti capri length bib shorts have. Very good pad. I wore it today for a 35 mile ride, and...
02-16-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By canklecat

Hard to be sure. I'd post a question on the...

Hard to be sure. I'd post a question on the Amazon page and wait for the seller to reply to be sure. Customers might say yes or no, but their info might be out of date. The seller is usually pretty...
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