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01-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Clyde1820

Just checked it (the HyperShot 350). ...

Just checked it (the HyperShot 350).

Powered-on, I set it to the mode I want. Then, plugged into USB for charging. Stays in the in-use mode I had selected. I can then power-off the light, in...
01-15-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Clyde1820

Have always found about 8-10oz of a good...

Have always found about 8-10oz of a good whole-milk yogurt with a handful of "granola" (raisins, choc bits, oats, nuts) with some fruit added in works well. (Banana, for more potassium; honey, if I'm...
01-15-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,524
Posted By Clyde1820

Doing without water for a 3hr+ effort can be a...

Doing without water for a 3hr+ effort can be a sketchy proposition, depending on intensity and other factors.

Can't imagine going without food would be dangerous. Could "bonk," sure, if running...
01-13-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,624
Posted By Clyde1820

Nor can I. If I did they'd probably take me out...

Nor can I. If I did they'd probably take me out to "the woodshed" for good old-fashioned flogging. Wouldn't even try.

Uncertain if the others in the HyperShot or HotShot line-up allow...
01-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,624
Posted By Clyde1820

Can't speak to the CygoLite HotShot 150's, but I...

Can't speak to the CygoLite HotShot 150's, but I can say that the HyperShot 350's are bright. Can see them many hundreds of yards distant, even among a mess of other cars and lights crowding the...
01-11-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,624
Posted By Clyde1820

Recently picked up a couple of their lights,...

Recently picked up a couple of their lights, myself.

Headlight -- CygoLite Metro Pro 1100 USB (https://cygolite.com/product/metro-pro-1100-usb/). Lots of light. Numerous modes, handling daylight...
01-11-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 361,556
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, there's periodic maintenance on such bikes...

Well, there's periodic maintenance on such bikes that I'm sure he'll get a kick out of learning how to do. Tube repair, brake pad swap and tuning, cable swap along with derailleur tuning. All good...
01-10-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 361,556
Posted By Clyde1820

Very cool. Plus, since he now knows quite a...

Very cool.

Plus, since he now knows quite a bit more about how the parts work and go together, when he gets stranded for whatever reason he'll likely have a very good idea of what the problem is. ...
01-08-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By Clyde1820

It's been mutating since it was first seen...

It's been mutating since it was first seen (actually, that's how life rolls, on this planet, of course). There are more than a half-dozen mutations documented, along with the last couple since...
11-24-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,773
Posted By Clyde1820

Good way to describe it. It's why I prefer...

Good way to describe it.

It's why I prefer to walk, run, bike, ride a motorcycle ... rather than the faster/blinder (car, train, plane) modes of travel. As you say, preferring to be in the scene,...
Forum: Foo
11-18-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8,040
Views: 1,499,853
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice. A buddy in the early '90s had a handful of...

Nice. A buddy in the early '90s had a handful of classic Alfas, including a 2600 Spyder.

Always thought a well-sorted Alfa GTV6 Calloway TT...
11-11-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,805
Posted By Clyde1820

ReneHerse Rat Trap Pass...

ReneHerse Rat Trap Pass (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/26-inch/26x23-rat-trap-pass/) -- 26x2.3", 54mm wide, in the Endurance casing. Nice tires. Cushy and reasonably grippy....
11-02-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Clyde1820

I've used an adjustable stem, previously. A...

I've used an adjustable stem, previously. A Ritchey 4-axis adjustable (click (https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/4-axis-adjustable-stem) @ Ritcheylogic.com); this one's an example of a stem for the...
10-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,809
Posted By Clyde1820

At least two basic meals daily, often three; and...

At least two basic meals daily, often three; and at least a couple of protein-rich "snacks" in between (mini-meals). Four to five smaller meals/snacks, altogether, and generally 25-30gr protein in...
10-13-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,443
Posted By Clyde1820

Truly "high" intensity training can allow an...

Truly "high" intensity training can allow an otherwise fit body to reap a lot of benefits. The body's adaptations can become quite pronounced, in areas of metabolism, cardiovascular fitness, blood...
10-10-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Clyde1820

I've typically done a quality stainless/nickel...

I've typically done a quality stainless/nickel chain, such as some models of the Wipperman Connex line (ie, the 11SX 11spd chain: click...
10-09-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7,638
Views: 2,041,227
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice. I'd drive a bit to pick that up, too. An...

Nice. I'd drive a bit to pick that up, too. An '83 vintage (https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/83brochurePart2.pdf), no less.
10-05-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 148,225
Posted By Clyde1820

vp1337 , well that bike's downright beautiful. ...

vp1337 , well that bike's downright beautiful. Nicely done.
Forum: Foo
10-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,221
Posted By Clyde1820

She's coming on to him, he tells her he likes "to...

She's coming on to him, he tells her he likes "to watch" (by which he means he's trying to watch TV) ... which she takes to mean she should go "solo." Which she proceeds to do, at the side of the...
10-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Clyde1820

I've used these. Smooth, reliable and good...

I've used these. Smooth, reliable and good quality.

JagWire Mountain Pro brake (https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits/2017mountain-pro-brake-kit)

JagWire Pro shift...
Forum: Foo
10-02-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,221
Posted By Clyde1820

"I understand." The "yoga" scene is, um ......

"I understand."

The "yoga" scene is, um ... a scream. :)

Definitely one of my favorite films.
10-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 148,225
Posted By Clyde1820

I wouldn't say it's ruination, but yes it's not...

I wouldn't say it's ruination, but yes it's not my first choice to have a smaller frame but stem/bars with large rise and pull-back. But, short of a frame with custom geometry, I've never had a frame...
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8,040
Views: 1,499,853
Posted By Clyde1820

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster ...

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster


https://cdn.hiconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1931-Bugatti-Type-55-Roadster-1-1087x725.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,221
Posted By Clyde1820

Saw those three in a great theater, each of them....

Saw those three in a great theater, each of them. Wonderful anamorphic, razor-sharp wide screen. Allowed for seeing them how the directors intended. The only way to see 'em, the first time.

Saw...
09-28-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 15,537
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Myself, I find cycling to be a good...

^ This.

Myself, I find cycling to be a good way to "recharge the batteries" and to get across town at the same time. I ride briskly enough to get the heart pumping and cardio going a bit. And I...
09-26-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,302
Posted By Clyde1820

Reduced staffing, at many companies. ...

Reduced staffing, at many companies.

Increased quarantine delays with postal carriers, including international ports and transfer/distribution facilities. Particularly as it's still uncertain how...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,295
Posted By Clyde1820

Sounds like a scam to me. A financial vendor...

Sounds like a scam to me. A financial vendor demanding I provide my full bank account info to some other third party? The hell I will.




Actually, I've experienced one vendor that grabbed the...
09-25-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 148,225
Posted By Clyde1820

Photos: Trek 970 build as upright city bike

Not quite done, yet, and there are the derailleur/shifter parts to get ordered once they're available, but ...

Here are a few photos of the bike, so far.

Will likely need to lop off an inch of...
09-23-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,423
Posted By Clyde1820

Never did ride in "aero" position. Never wanted...

Never did ride in "aero" position. Never wanted to.

Now, it's upright and used for commuting and leisure.

Was extremely fit (great cardio, very strong, flexible) up through the mid-90s or so. ...
09-21-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,379
Posted By Clyde1820

Defensive driving has its place. In similar...

Defensive driving has its place. In similar situations where either a) someone's coming rapidly to an intersection and looks like he/she won't be stopping, or b) a cyclist is coming where in my...
09-21-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Clyde1820

Looks like the U.S. NIH Centers for Disease...

Looks like the U.S. NIH Centers for Disease Control are updating their guidance on the use of masks, based on improved understanding of aerosol transmission.


CDC says coronavirus spreads mainly...
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8,040
Views: 1,499,853
Posted By Clyde1820

Automobili Pininfarina Battista ... A limited run...

Automobili Pininfarina Battista ... A limited run of 150, starting delivery late 2020, ~$2.5M a copy. All electric, carbon chassis and body, 270mi range, zero-to-60mph in 1.8 seconds, zero-to-186mph...
09-20-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By Clyde1820

Nice-looking Trek 850, there. Not bad for $30,...

Nice-looking Trek 850, there. Not bad for $30, plus a couple of parts.


Here's a link to gear-calculator.com that can show what a comparison between the 48T and 38T chainrings and the 7spd 14-32T...
09-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 148,225
Posted By Clyde1820

bOsscO , well that's downright beautiful, right...

bOsscO , well that's downright beautiful, right there. Great shade of purple.
09-15-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,054
Posted By Clyde1820

It's been a dozen or so years since I was last on...

It's been a dozen or so years since I was last on a boat. Owned a 22-footer for puttering about the bay, about 30yrs ago. Learned on small "Sunfish" type and other 10-14ft sailboats.

Something...
09-13-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,898
Posted By Clyde1820

Forty years ago, I lived in a place that was a...

Forty years ago, I lived in a place that was a "concrete jungle" with very few easily-accessed trails, and (to my knowledge) zero gravel roads. Almost everything was a basic asphalt or concrete...
09-13-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7,638
Views: 2,041,227
Posted By Clyde1820

Heck of a buy, for CAD$50. Don't see them...

Heck of a buy, for CAD$50.

Don't see them very often. Saw one a couple years ago in the Sacramento (Calif.) area, for US$180. Another, the year prior for ~$500.




Needs a 155-160mm crank,...
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8,040
Views: 1,499,853
Posted By Clyde1820

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile...

1966 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder Prototype Stile Italia, one of three @ 2016 Pebble Beach Concours:
...
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,040
Views: 1,499,853
Posted By Clyde1820

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe @ 2017...

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Gangloff Coupe @ 2017 Pebble Beach Concours:

https://allcarcentral.com/Pebble_Beach_2017/Bugatti_Type_57S_Gangloff_Coupe_sn-_57501_1937_Pebble_Beach_Concours_2017_MWP8469.jpg...
Forum: Foo
09-06-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8,040
Views: 1,499,853
Posted By Clyde1820

I've always liked the Alpine 110's shape. ...

I've always liked the Alpine 110's shape.

The modern rendition (by Renault) is a little more sedate:

https://car-images.bauersecure.com/pagefiles/69183/1040x0/00_alpinea110_1.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,224
Posted By Clyde1820

Unless doing a chemical analysis of the...

Unless doing a chemical analysis of the ingredients to know what your body's rebelling against, it's hard to know.

I've had some friends who did a full work-up of allergic response to various...
09-05-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By Clyde1820

Yow. I am, truly, so very glad that age has...

Yow.

I am, truly, so very glad that age has become more than just a number to me. I've lost count of how many toes I stubbed, shins I cracked, falls I made, etc, over the years. As things get a...
09-05-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,448
Posted By Clyde1820

^ Good reference and information about how "hard"...

^ Good reference and information about how "hard" without sufficient recovery can be the death knell for performance gains, for most folks.

My own performance sport was running, back in the day,...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 332,029
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure. Kona's line of Rove bikes is one. The...

Sure.

Kona's line of Rove bikes is one. The Rove LTD has the Shimano 105, and the Rove ST (now DL) has the SRAM Rival.

The AllCity line-up is another. Their Gorilla Monsoon bike has the SRAM...
09-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,448
Posted By Clyde1820

With cycling, I've never done it for competition...

With cycling, I've never done it for competition nor exclusively for "training" reasons as such. And so, I've always felt that I have usually been serving various other aspects of my mind/body on...
08-31-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 970
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, for me. Mostly due to general visibility,...

Yes, for me. Mostly due to general visibility, given the roads/traffic I cope with, but also due to being less-capable of easily surviving impacts and falls as I get older.

And so, I always use a...
08-26-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Clyde1820

Two of the more-satisfying moments? Punching a...

Two of the more-satisfying moments? Punching a couple additional holes in your smallest belts, and setting fire to the last pair of older "fatty" slacks you own. Still brings a big grin to my face,...
08-25-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By Clyde1820

^ This. Did my own build, for the first...

^ This.

Did my own build, for the first time, decades ago. I've since done a dozen or so component swaps and minor installs.

As you point out, a lot can be learned by taking each part in turn,...
Forum: Foo
08-19-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By Clyde1820

I suspect what they'll learn from Chair A is: ...

I suspect what they'll learn from Chair A is: you can be so manipulated, that they'll try it on Chair B, Couch C, etc.

IOW, it ain't about the chair. It's about the manipulation. Power and...
08-19-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,269
Posted By Clyde1820

Recently had a loaner Mazda CX-5 crossover/SUV...

Recently had a loaner Mazda CX-5 crossover/SUV from a dealer while my other car got worked on, and noticed the early-warning notices in the systems are getting better and better. Had it warn far in...
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