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07-19-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 554
Posted By rlmalisz

I'm sure the alligator will be found to have been texting at the time of the incident

https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/florida-man-attacked-by-alligator-while-biking-along-nature-trail
07-09-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,208
Posted By rlmalisz

While my Ridgeline (for which I have made a...

While my Ridgeline (for which I have made a custom fork bed rack, and since doctored up to accomodate one through-axle) is still in the shop waiting for parts (since mid-April), I purchased a LEAF...
06-06-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By rlmalisz

Garmin power meter pedals on older stationary bike?

My SO has a old-style Lemond stationary bike...the kind with the big flywheel in front. She wants to be able to start doing wattage-based training. We've considered upgrading her to a Wahoo Bike,...
06-05-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By rlmalisz

Some time back, I picked up 5 "lipstick" banks...

Some time back, I picked up 5 "lipstick" banks that hold a (not included) single flat top 18650. Picked up a set of four of those rated at 3500mAH. The lipstick is bascially a case with enough...
05-19-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By rlmalisz

Champion cyclist killed riding in bike lane

https://www.9news.com/article/news/crime/cyclist-fatally-hit-lakewood/73-aa988948-4178-4214-a99b-81dfec35fb61
05-14-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By rlmalisz

Not sure you have your heart set on Astoria...US...

Not sure you have your heart set on Astoria...US 30 parallels the Columbia, but gets a bit tiresome, and as was pointed out, is pretty devoid of camping along your route.

It's a shorter tour, but...
05-12-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By rlmalisz

One more set of tradeoffs to consider...which...

One more set of tradeoffs to consider...which days of the week are planning on doing this, and how many days are you planning to take? For the bits on highway, those will be busier weekdays (except...
05-10-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By rlmalisz

Might be an idea or two here:...

Might be an idea or two here: https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1152195-garmin-varia-rtl510-saddlebags.html
05-08-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By rlmalisz

I agree with the prior poster that US101 is a...

I agree with the prior poster that US101 is a much better deal N-S than S-N.

From Hillsboro, there's a designated scenic bikeway route to get to Banks and connect with the BVT. However....what...
04-24-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By rlmalisz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujSMsYxqlDs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujSMsYxqlDs
04-24-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By rlmalisz

I went through something similar with my Domane...

I went through something similar with my Domane SL5. Ordered the Blendr dual base and the GoPro mount, knowing I'd have to go 3rd party for something for my Wahoo Roam. I didn't break the dual...
03-11-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,486
Posted By rlmalisz

Years ago, I had (stupidly) decided I was going...

Years ago, I had (stupidly) decided I was going to ride from Portland, OR to Oceanside, OR as a one-day shot, along OR6, a fairly hilly highway with marginal shoulders. Planned this ahead...I lived...
02-23-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By rlmalisz

PDX: Alpenrose velo/cyclo is no more

https://bikeportland.org/2021/02/23/alpenrose-velodrome-and-event-site-is-permanently-closed-327021
02-22-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By rlmalisz

I'm a fair-weather cyclist, but walk the lower...

I'm a fair-weather cyclist, but walk the lower bit of the Banks-Vernonia once a week or so in the wet months. The volunteer crew is pretty good about clearing downed trees and branches within a day...
02-11-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 229,399
Posted By rlmalisz

So Trek calls the thing this mounts to a...

So Trek calls the thing this mounts to a "seatpost mount", but it looks like it actually mounts to the seat rails? A shame, as I need that space for an under-seat bag...not a lot of places to haul...
02-09-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,801
Posted By rlmalisz

The author of "Younger Next Year" put it pretty...

The author of "Younger Next Year" put it pretty well: aerobics keep you alive, weight-lifting keeps life worth living. He and the doctor who co-authored the book go into some length about how weight...
02-07-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By rlmalisz

A couple more suggestions nearby your starting...

A couple more suggestions nearby your starting point.

1) Meriweather National Golf Club...it's private, but I've been there for a couple (non-golf) work events, and there's a lot of parking and...
02-01-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By rlmalisz

So the area around Rood Bridge is pretty safe. ...

So the area around Rood Bridge is pretty safe. If you're staying within a few miles, you could probably park a lot of places on street and be fine for three days...most towns around here allow 2-3...
01-26-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,556
Posted By rlmalisz

2017 was cancelled due to the fires. 2018/2019...

2017 was cancelled due to the fires. 2018/2019 both happened. 2020...oh, well. We had a lot of fire smoke here (Forest Grove) around Cycle O time in both 2017 and 2020...and with COVID, 2019 and...
01-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,556
Posted By rlmalisz

Cycle Oregon is always a great ride, but they...

Cycle Oregon is always a great ride, but they cancelled 2020 (COVID) and had to cancel 2019 because the route went through national forest land that was afire leading up to the ride. For that year,...
01-14-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By rlmalisz

This came home today...still need to figure out...

This came home today...still need to figure out the Blendr bits, adjust seat height, load things into the bat-cave.
...
01-06-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By rlmalisz

On my rides, I run the Apple watch and my Elemnt...

On my rides, I run the Apple watch and my Elemnt Bolt both. I think the watch doesn't factor z-changes into distance, as it nearly always reads shorter than the Wahoo, which does have a speed sensor...
01-02-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,572
Posted By rlmalisz

So how do you like the robo-shifters? I, too, am...

So how do you like the robo-shifters? I, too, am interested in Di2, but hate to go even as far up as a Domane SL7 to get there. And unlike you, have comparatively few stretches where I ride that...
12-30-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 44,779
Posted By rlmalisz

On long climbs, I try to keep max HR below 160. ...

On long climbs, I try to keep max HR below 160. By the rule of thumb, that's above my theoretical max, but for whatever reason, I seem to top out north of 170. 160 is pushing into anaerobic for me,...
12-07-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By rlmalisz

Have gone back out and counted cassette teeth...

Have gone back out and counted cassette teeth again, and I actually still have the stock cassette on the 1420. So my bottom gear inch with my triple is 24.82..a lot closer to the bottom of the...
12-06-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By rlmalisz

Looking at something like the Shimano Ultegra...

Looking at something like the Shimano Ultegra line, it looks like the lowest gear-inch I could get out of that is 26.7. My 1420 really does have a stump-puller low end: 21.6, I'd basically be giving...
12-05-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By rlmalisz

What would you replace a Trek 1420 with?

I have been riding this poor bike forever, and am fond of it. The drivetrain is 3x7...and the small chainwheel is a true grannie gear, which helps get my 235 pounds up the 12+% grades around...
10-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,365
Posted By rlmalisz

Not a serious mistake, but probably a dubious...

Not a serious mistake, but probably a dubious choice in hindsight. My second bike (PR10) paint started getting fairly beaten up after a couple years of hard commuting. So I took it apart, took to a...
09-29-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,842
Posted By rlmalisz

And I am done for the month. Last week was beset...

And I am done for the month. Last week was beset with doctoring (and poor weather). Monday was "air out the new Skycamp Mini" day...a bit of a tussle. Tomorrow is "wait for the delivery of the...
09-22-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,842
Posted By rlmalisz

About 25 miles west of Portland, OR. My MUP of...

About 25 miles west of Portland, OR. My MUP of choice is the Banks-Vernonia Trail. It's (mostly) a rails-to-trails thing.

--Richard
09-21-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,842
Posted By rlmalisz

I walked the MUP for 7 miles the morning after...

I walked the MUP for 7 miles the morning after the wind storm. Branches and debris everywhere, whole trees down across the path. By the next morning, our air quality numbers had skyrocketed due to...
09-07-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,842
Posted By rlmalisz

Did some fool say "scuppered by weather"? My...

Did some fool say "scuppered by weather"? My vast cycling plans for this week now appear somewhat half-vast. My derm likes me out of the sun, so my rides are done early and the long rides are done...
09-06-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 12,842
Posted By rlmalisz

September goal is a bit squishy. Would love to...

September goal is a bit squishy. Would love to make 500 miles, but life is plotting to make it hard...dental appointment, PCP appointment, getting a rack mounted on truck, camping trip. Will aim...
08-30-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,812
Posted By rlmalisz

Did 25 and a bit this morning (head wind both...

Did 25 and a bit this morning (head wind both directions...argggh), so finishing August with 354.6.

--Richard
08-29-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,812
Posted By rlmalisz

Late to the party. I didn't have a goal, per se,...

Late to the party. I didn't have a goal, per se, but live in the PNW, am not fond of riding in wet, so try to get what I can in during our summer. MTD: 327.7 miles in 9 rides. So will head out...
08-05-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By rlmalisz

Not trivially. But the review here shows the...

Not trivially. But the review here shows the Wahoo device family display with Varia sidebar...it's a ways down, but you'll see it:
...
07-28-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,990
Posted By rlmalisz

As I have done (and suggested in this topic),...

As I have done (and suggested in this topic), consider having a rear wheel built with a tandem rim. I'm "down" to 240, but was riding this configuration when I was 300 and never broke a spoke. It's...
07-27-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By rlmalisz

Varia RVR315 is the bomb...

Did my first actual road ride with it yesterday, 12 miles of which was on the wide shoulder of a state highway running out to our nearby reservoir (100F day, so lots of recreational traffic and...
07-26-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By rlmalisz

I am also not young, and try to pay attention to...

I am also not young, and try to pay attention to my level of exertion on rides. I'm a big fan of the "Younger Next Year" book, and one of the key suggestions therein is to get an HRM so you know how...
07-25-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By rlmalisz

HRM question for nerds and DIYers

I have the impression (and a fair amount of experience to back it up) that the snaps used on HRM sensors and straps are standard. Certainly, I've been able to snap a Wahoo TICKR onto a Polar strap,...
07-15-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,367
Posted By rlmalisz

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1805_624007c04867961c19b2604851bd33914cb446f1.jpeg
Rack by itself. Wish I'd been able to get the Brinks adjustable shackle locks...
07-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,024
Posted By rlmalisz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1800_f47af5c814a9c1ea691ae938bd7f14653b2c84ec.jpeg
The clip, assembled....
07-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,024
Posted By rlmalisz

So the weekend and yesterday got busy, so the...

So the weekend and yesterday got busy, so the Varia's first outing on the bike was 44 miles today. The RVR315 worked perfectly, alerting me of vehicles and riders approaching from the rear with...
07-13-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By rlmalisz

Way back, I was using Mapopolis on a (gasp) Palm...

Way back, I was using Mapopolis on a (gasp) Palm for navigation. It wasn't perfect, but was much better than nothing. But on more than one occasion, I'd give it an address and it would direct me to...
07-13-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By rlmalisz

Depends on situation. RideWthGPS, Komootto...

Depends on situation. RideWthGPS, Komootto preload routes. For post-ride stats, rubiTrack Pro.
07-12-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,367
Posted By rlmalisz

I have a Honda Ridgeline, and put together a...

I have a Honda Ridgeline, and put together a crossbar with locking fork mounts that mounts to the upper factory tiedowns. Had some residual Yakima mounts for the front wheels, and incorporated those...
07-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,024
Posted By rlmalisz

I cannot. I am still shy of the 10 posts it...

I cannot. I am still shy of the 10 posts it takes to be a grownup. I know why they do this. This makes 5-ish. I'll see if I can figure out another route to get it to you.

--Richard
07-12-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 52,778
Posted By rlmalisz

This approach means I need long-stem tubes for...

This approach means I need long-stem tubes for the back, as the tandem rims have *deep* channels. Rather than have some short and some long, I just use long for both wheels, which gets the front...
07-12-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 52,778
Posted By rlmalisz

I've had my Trek 1420 forever...about 30 years. ...

I've had my Trek 1420 forever...about 30 years. It's been on a couple Cycle Oregons, a couple STPs, various centuries, some fairly serious commuting. Probably 24 years ago, my weight started...
07-12-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 36,024
Posted By rlmalisz

So Amazon has the "money clips" back. If you go...

So Amazon has the "money clips" back. If you go there and search for "7-Star Stainless Steel 4 Pack Silver Money Clip" you should find them. As I said above, the dimension description is...
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