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12-02-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By TromboneAl

Merry Christmas from TromboneAl

Merry Christmas, guys!

Click here to see your video Christmas card from Lena and me. (http://pages.suddenlink.net/card/)
09-03-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By TromboneAl

Yes, that's my thinking, too.

Yes, that's my thinking, too.
09-03-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By TromboneAl

One-Day Napa Rental -- Sirrus Hybrid or Roubaix Road?

Wife and I going to rent some bikes for tooling around Napa. We could either rent hybrids for $45/day or road bikes for $80/day. We normally ride road bikes. We'll probably just ride 30 miles or so....
08-12-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By TromboneAl

Thanks, Jam.

Thanks, Jam.
08-02-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By TromboneAl

Would this 10-speed link...

Would this 10-speed link (http://www.amazon.com/KMC-Missing-10-speed-Reusable-Pairs/dp/B00K7X8J7G/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1438555159&sr=8-5&keywords=master+link) work on my 9-speed chains?

>Your...
08-02-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By TromboneAl

Hi, Guys, Wow, I've been away awhile, but I...

Hi, Guys,

Wow, I've been away awhile, but I can't resist a "junk you find" thread and a chance to post a picture.

Here's a photo taken with the camera I found during a ride. It's actually the...
08-02-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By TromboneAl

Master Link Broke

A few days ago, while mashing up a big hill, my chain fell off. The master link was gone, so I assume it broke or fell off (I couldn't find it). Luckily I had a chain break tool in my pack (Yay,...
04-19-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By TromboneAl

Book that You Helped With: Free Today

Man, have I been AWOL! I've been riding but not posting.

Months ago I asked for some help writing a cycling-related scene in the sci-fi book I was writing. Well, the book has now been published,...
09-23-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By TromboneAl

Paraffin Takes Licking, and Keeps on Not Ticking

Back in May, my paraffin-lubed chain got soaked while on the trunk rack in a rainstorm. I was sure that it would need re-lubing right away, and posted about it here:
...
08-27-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,015
Posted By TromboneAl

Shoe Comfort

I have a pair of Shimano SH-M 120G shoes that look like this:

http://i.imgur.com/l7l9m3g.jpg

If I make them nice and tight, my feet get tingly and sometimes painful towards the end of the ride....
08-27-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

On the way home today: ...

On the way home today:

http://i.imgur.com/UxoKPiO.jpg
08-27-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Amazing photo, but also nice break. I like it...

Amazing photo, but also nice break. I like it when the waves look bad from my bike, because it means I'm not wasting any.
08-27-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

One of you must have been uncomfortable.

One of you must have been uncomfortable.
08-27-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By TromboneAl

Practical Physics Problem

I have a long 15% grade on my standard ride. I always stand up for the entire hill ('cause I'm that macho. jk).

By standing, I mean that I just put my weight on the high pedal, and let my weight...
08-27-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,579
Posted By TromboneAl

I have actually worked on this problem for a long...

I have actually worked on this problem for a long time. I have a standard sixty mile route that I ride at least once a week, so it's been good for experimentation. Here are the factors that I find...
07-30-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Kingfishr, you couldn't have set that up better...

Kingfishr, you couldn't have set that up better if you'd spent hours arranging it.

This cow from yesterday's ride seemed unimpressed.

http://i.imgur.com/0NPhK5e.jpg
07-30-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,771
Posted By TromboneAl

What do These Road Markings Mean?

Anyone know what these hatch marks mean?

http://i.imgur.com/p1ObUBh.jpg
07-27-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Great, as usual. Did you modify the color balance...

Great, as usual. Did you modify the color balance or saturation in this image?
07-26-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,862
Posted By TromboneAl

My daughter moved to Denver yesterday. She's...

My daughter moved to Denver yesterday. She's unpacking right now. She's going to love it.
07-20-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,634
Posted By TromboneAl

>>Did you have a rear view mirror? Or just the...

>>Did you have a rear view mirror? Or just the camera?


>Camera only...the mirrors have always been a distraction to me...but I think I may try that again.

I ride in that situation...
07-20-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

These photos are brought to you by my new policy:...

These photos are brought to you by my new policy: Always take the camera.

http://i.imgur.com/QE9HRIW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/m0UuW9H.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1pxSskJ.jpg
...
07-20-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By TromboneAl

Yesterday I found it was easy to pack this stuff...

Yesterday I found it was easy to pack this stuff into gelatin capsules. I took four with me on my ride, and it worked fine to just take one now and then.

http://i.imgur.com/anZZUNq.jpg

I'm not...
07-18-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By TromboneAl

Anyone who says "Pics or it didn't happen" will...

Anyone who says "Pics or it didn't happen" will be banned.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,637
Posted By TromboneAl

I got one of these: ...

I got one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_16390.jpg

Combo Cable Bike Lock...
07-17-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Communist flag factory? Here's a "No, the...

Communist flag factory?

Here's a "No, the horse isn't mistreated" sign from my ride.

http://i.imgur.com/sXDJnrt.jpg
07-17-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,267,579
Posted By TromboneAl

Did my 60 miler the other day, but with a rare...

Did my 60 miler the other day, but with a rare South wind. What a treat to have a push on the last 15 miles. It makes all the difference.
07-08-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By TromboneAl

Moving time: 4:49 and total elapsed time 5:14....

Moving time: 4:49 and total elapsed time 5:14. Average moving speed: 12.6 MPH. Elevation 3,884.

I'm just not very fast, and never was, no matter what I ate.
07-08-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,105
Posted By TromboneAl

Well, after one drive-and-ride trip, I'm back to...

Well, after one drive-and-ride trip, I'm back to riding from home. It's just a nicer feel.

I have two blinkies. I do use a mirror on my helmet that works fine, but I don't check out each...
07-07-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By TromboneAl

Do-It-Yourself Endurolytes

I've concluded that maybe my electrolytes get depleted on my five-hour rides. I wasn't convinced enough to spend the big bucks on Endurolyte capsules, but I figured I didn't have anything to lose by...
07-07-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By TromboneAl

Metric With Only Water, Coffee

In my continuing experiments to figure out how my body works, and to optimize my riding, I went on my standard 60 mile ride yesterday and only drank water (and had a cup of coffee en route). I also...
07-07-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By TromboneAl

Yesterday I did the same ride with water only and...

Yesterday I did the same ride with water only and a cup of coffee. It felt good. Better than normal, in fact. No nausea.
06-29-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,105
Posted By TromboneAl

Drive a Little and Be Safer

I really like riding right from home. Get the bike ready, have some coffee, and head off.

But I realized that I can eliminate the most dangerous part of my ride (dangerous and deadly), if I put...
06-19-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Yes, somewhere around there.

Yes, somewhere around there.
06-18-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Some unusual photos from today's ride. ...

Some unusual photos from today's ride.

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Ran into some good friends, so I'm glad I had my camera:

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06-18-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Next time, have them stand behind the painted...

Next time, have them stand behind the painted bikes! :)
06-18-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

That Coeur d'Alene trail is a great place to...

That Coeur d'Alene trail is a great place to bike. If I lived there I'd do that trail all the time, and never have to worry about being hit by a car.

We did it in 2010.
...
06-18-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

That's another place to bike. We did it in 2010. ...

That's another place to bike. We did it in 2010.

http://pages.suddenlink.net/tripsite/IMG_4797.JPG

http://pages.suddenlink.net/tripsite/IMG_4806.JPG



Sorry to be plugging my blogs today,...
06-18-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By TromboneAl

I have a picture of this guy on our bulletin...

I have a picture of this guy on our bulletin board in the kitchen:

http://pages.suddenlink.net/tripsite/09OlderGuy.jpg

I met him at the top of Mt. Constitution in the San Juans. He was 79 then,...
06-18-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By TromboneAl

My daughter's in Sweden right now, but before she...

My daughter's in Sweden right now, but before she left she mailed this card, showing her on some job site:

http://i.imgur.com/1MGSmiL.png
06-18-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By TromboneAl

But you're not her father. Is she confused...

But you're not her father. Is she confused because you say "Who's your Daddy?" a lot? ;)
06-18-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By TromboneAl

You've talked only about tired legs. Are you also...

You've talked only about tired legs. Are you also generally fatigued?

For several years I exercised six days per week, and I'd often feel very tired at night. I'd just want to lie in the recliner...
06-18-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,758
Posted By TromboneAl

I rode it a few times around 1978. They were my...

I rode it a few times around 1978. They were my first centuries. Those must have been some of the first ones.
06-16-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 386,896
Posted By TromboneAl

Recess at the Little Red School House (from...

Recess at the Little Red School House (from today's ride to Redwood National Park):

http://i.imgur.com/8Fa2QAz.jpg
06-14-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By TromboneAl

On subsequent rides, I find that I'm less likely...

On subsequent rides, I find that I'm less likely to take the camera if I plan to have it hanging from my neck. I might go back to slipping it into the jersey pocket.

I once had a saltine-sized...
06-11-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,114
Posted By TromboneAl

Another thing to consider: Many of the...

Another thing to consider:

Many of the bicycle fit calculators and discussions have the following priorities:

1. Efficiency
2. Comfort

Your priorities, and your fit, should be different....
06-10-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,694
Posted By TromboneAl

Agreed, but consider this: Fructose may be the...

Agreed, but consider this: Fructose may be the worst of them all, (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full) and there are 12.4 grams of fructose in an apple. That's three teaspoons of...
06-10-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,694
Posted By TromboneAl

Just realize that many smoothies thought to be...

Just realize that many smoothies thought to be healthy are loaded with sugar.

Nearly four out of five smoothies contained more sugar than a 250ml bottle of Coca-Cola (26.5g) with the worst...
06-09-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,114
Posted By TromboneAl

Have you tried adjusting the tilt of the saddle?...

Have you tried adjusting the tilt of the saddle? I tilted my Specialized Alias down more than most people would recommend:

http://i.imgur.com/fhjIbgF.jpg

This is how it is today:
...
06-09-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,884
Posted By TromboneAl

The Sacramento River Trail: ...

The Sacramento River Trail:

http://i.imgur.com/vR0TIer.jpg

Yes, I sent some organization a letter with just that request.
06-09-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24,358
Views: 2,267,579
Posted By TromboneAl

I went on my standard ride to and through Prairie...

I went on my standard ride to and through Prairie Creek Redwoods. (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=415) It had three interesting new features:

First, as I was riding off the freeway onto the road...
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