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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,435
Posted By palesaint

I like all the commonsense replies offered in...

I like all the commonsense replies offered in this thread so far, but there might be times when seeing not quite to the horizon might apply:

Extreme headwind
Trying to catch back onto a group...
Forum: Foo
08-27-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By palesaint

Pretty much all modern microwaves cook pretty...

Pretty much all modern microwaves cook pretty evenly. We had a ~ 18 year old over the range microwave that just got replaced. It was a little loud but did a decent job of heating. Felt a little bad...
Forum: Foo
07-17-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,276
Posted By palesaint

^^ A Toyota that was a POS? How does that happen?...

^^ A Toyota that was a POS? How does that happen? Did the previous owner stuff it full of GM parts??? Usually Toyotas are rock solid.

My best vehicle ever is a 1985 camaro z28. Got it just before...
Forum: Foo
06-04-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By palesaint

Great job, thoroughly enjoyed it!

Great job, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Forum: Foo
08-12-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,599
Posted By palesaint

Wow, small world. I often ride by Tesuque market...

Wow, small world. I often ride by Tesuque market on one of my routes from Espanola to Santa Fe. That place is awesome with fantastic pastries also. I got their vegetarian green burrito just two days...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,511
Posted By palesaint

Good point. Thought it was a drop-in groupset for...

Good point. Thought it was a drop-in groupset for mountain bikes. Wonder if frames have to be modified...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,511
Posted By palesaint

Hey, weight wienies have a voice too. Whoever...

Hey, weight wienies have a voice too. Whoever wants to break into the illustrious realm of road biking needs to be able to suit all consumers- especially those with deep pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,511
Posted By palesaint

As a new groupset, or will they slap this "X01...

As a new groupset, or will they slap this "X01 Eagle" setup on a cross bike? If it's a new groupset will they keep it 1x12 or add an extra crankset gear?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,511
Posted By palesaint

Looks like 87 grams more than the XX1. For the...

Looks like 87 grams more than the XX1. For the extra pie-pan-sized 50tooth cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,511
Posted By palesaint

Twelve speed - let's talk about it.

... And I'm not talking vintage 12 speed.

I actually did a search for discussion here about the inevitable 12 speed road bike drivetrain with few results. I thought the extra cog was a ways away...
Forum: Foo
08-04-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By palesaint

I think most big-name companies have no-contract...

I think most big-name companies have no-contract companys on their network:

T-Mobile - metropcs
ATT - cricket
Sprint - virgin
Verizon - ???

Anyway, check coverage to see which has best...
Forum: Foo
07-27-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By palesaint

Doesn't matter. Even the organic version of that...

Doesn't matter. Even the organic version of that stuff is still lethal.
03-16-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,782
Views: 372,369
Posted By palesaint

Thanks all for feedback. I've done multiple...

Thanks all for feedback. I've done multiple calibration spindowns with identical results. One thing I haven't done is check for firmware update. Will do that and report back!
03-15-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5,782
Views: 372,369
Posted By palesaint

Wahoo kickr snap question: I bought this smart...

Wahoo kickr snap question: I bought this smart trainer a couple months ago and enjoy it for the most part. Issue is that the resistance generated when just under target seems high. For instance if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,536
Posted By palesaint

Sounds like all the OP is saying is: Most...

Sounds like all the OP is saying is:

Most people think they need to eat X amount of calories while riding, even if that ride is an hour or less.

He says you don't need to eat much, if anything,...
Forum: Foo
10-14-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By palesaint

I got a cheapo 30ish dollar 7" tablet off Amazon....

I got a cheapo 30ish dollar 7" tablet off Amazon.

Pros: It works. Not much lag, can handle all apps I use. Decent image quality.

Cons: Runs hot. Sub-par battery life. A drop of ~ 6 inches...
Forum: Foo
10-09-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By palesaint

Definitey something like tamiflu if you get to...

Definitey something like tamiflu if you get to the doc within 12-24 hours of symtoms.

Otherwise, rest and plenty of fluids. 2-4 GRAMS of vitamin C with lots of water. Steam showers and nasal...
Forum: Foo
09-30-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By palesaint

This, folks, is how you answer the question in...

This, folks, is how you answer the question in Foo. Well done! :thumb:
Forum: Foo
07-22-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By palesaint

Sour is up there in the niche beer market, which...

Sour is up there in the niche beer market, which includes barrel aged - uber high alcohol stuff - and experimental (spices, flavoring, etc).

Souring greatly varies from brewer to brewer. Some is...
Forum: Foo
07-19-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By palesaint

And how do you feel now after reducing your soda...

And how do you feel now after reducing your soda intake by ~ 80%?

I was never a big soda drinker, probably maxed out at 2-3 cans of mountain dew a day. But it's been a decade or two since then...
Forum: Foo
05-05-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By palesaint

When you read the following website on the health...

When you read the following website on the health benefits of red rooibos tea you would see it is a miracle drug that cures all:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,205
Posted By palesaint

(2) threaded + light head that screws onto them +...

(2) threaded + light head that screws onto them + a few Parks patches
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,042
Posted By palesaint

Road bike, I've never had a wreck (knock of...

Road bike, I've never had a wreck (knock of wood). It helps that I ride defensively and not like a maniac.

Mountain bike is a different story. Couple good wrecks a year. It never feels good, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,620
Posted By palesaint

^^ Agreed on Elite. I've got a couple of the...

^^ Agreed on Elite. I've got a couple of the mejio race and they are doing great.

Elite Mejio Race Cage - Nashbar Exclusive (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_543009_-1)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By palesaint

I think you mean Vittoria Rubino Pro. I have been...

I think you mean Vittoria Rubino Pro. I have been impressed with Vittoria so far. I got a new bike with Zaffiro Pro tires and have a few hundred miles on them. No flats and tires still look almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By palesaint

The bike you mentioned at your LBS sounds like a...

The bike you mentioned at your LBS sounds like a good one. Having a bike that fits you properly is the most important part of a good bicycle. Check to see if the shop will do a comprehensive fit with...
Forum: Foo
04-04-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By palesaint

I'm actually quite looking forward to 56. Still...

I'm actually quite looking forward to 56. Still over ten years away, but by then:

1. Kids will be out of the house and will hopefully have gone through the four years of paid college
2. After...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By palesaint

Funny! But.... ****

Funny! But....

****
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By palesaint

In general, it is colder and drier this time of...

In general, it is colder and drier this time of year. Do plenty of steam/mist breathing and take 800-1200mg of guaifenesin daily to loosen mucus. I am a huge fan of nasal irrigation for decreasing...
Forum: Foo
02-22-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,432
Posted By palesaint

Prayers being sent. Foo doesn't need to lose...

Prayers being sent. Foo doesn't need to lose another good man.
Forum: Foo
02-13-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By palesaint

If I was truly hoping for reconciliation I would...

If I was truly hoping for reconciliation I would offer this: Tell your sister that you would like to talk about some issues, but that you will only do it in the presence of a qualified neutral third...
Forum: Foo
01-31-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By palesaint

Albuquerque can be a beautiful city or a dump,...

Albuquerque can be a beautiful city or a dump, depending on where you live. This house is in a great neighborhood and looks like it is very VERY short mountain bike ride to the foothills trails....
Forum: Foo
01-28-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By palesaint

Documentation says it should be admin admin....

Documentation says it should be admin admin. Maybe the installation didn't quite take. I would first hit the reset button to see if that takes it to admin admin. Then try reinstalling tomato.
Forum: Foo
01-25-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By palesaint

This post sums it up best to me, particularly...

This post sums it up best to me, particularly about trying to be the person you admire at whatever age you may be. If you find yourself a hermit and are truly happen with that, you did not fail. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,333
Posted By palesaint

I'm still on my original set of SRAM cables....

I'm still on my original set of SRAM cables. Really good stuff, but installed in early 2008. Seven years later, ~ 28,000 miles, mostly dry sunny rides.

I should really consider changing them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-15, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,816
Views: 118,472
Posted By palesaint

Hey HP, Has anyone mentioned Mio as yet another...

Hey HP, Has anyone mentioned Mio as yet another alternative to Garmin?

Cyclo 3.0" WIFI - Mio (http://eu.mio.com/en_eu/bicycle-navigation.htm)

I purchased their cheapest model, the 105, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,816
Views: 118,472
Posted By palesaint

Happy New Year all! We were down and out before...

Happy New Year all! We were down and out before 11pm, but that's later than I usually stay up.

My New Year's resolution is to post a bit more here. I'm a long-time lurker and hope to give back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,215
Posted By palesaint

Leaving the high mountains tomorrow, heading down...

Leaving the high mountains tomorrow, heading down to Texas for five days. Hoping to ride three of them. I usually get a combined total of 100 miles. Can't wait - even if West Texas has boring...
Forum: Foo
11-30-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,504
Posted By palesaint

My wife's dad died at 47. Some 25 years later,...

My wife's dad died at 47. Some 25 years later, she still misses him dearly. My deepest condolences. It's a minute, tiny, sliver of a silver lining, but it does warm my heart a bit to see all these...
Forum: Foo
11-13-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By palesaint

If you go this route, get a Toyota or Honda. They...

If you go this route, get a Toyota or Honda. They can handle the abuse.

We got a 2008 Highlander in late 2009 with 40,000 miles on it. Definitely a rental car. Well over $30K new, got it for 21K....
Forum: Foo
10-31-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 222,442
Posted By palesaint

Awesome, congrats. Enjoy the adventure! ...

Awesome, congrats. Enjoy the adventure!

Halloween started here two weeks ago today. Mainstreet trick or treat couldn't collide with halloween, so it was last Friday. School carnival couldn't...
Forum: Foo
10-31-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By palesaint

^^ Who the heck is that??? I vaguely remember...

^^ Who the heck is that??? I vaguely remember that dog, but it's been a while. And I'm not talking about Snoopy.
Forum: Foo
10-17-14, 03:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,188
Posted By palesaint

Vista rebooted after some updates last night and...

Vista rebooted after some updates last night and defaulted to 10. So I'm playing with it. I will say IE11 runs pretty darn snappy on it. Multiple tabs open, quickly surfing between websites and it is...
Forum: Foo
10-16-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,188
Posted By palesaint

I've got it on my 8 year old Dell 1525 laptop....

I've got it on my 8 year old Dell 1525 laptop. Partitioned the 250GB HDD into 200 and 50GB chunks and put Win10 on the 50. Installed relatively quickly and found all drivers. Having WiFi work out of...
Forum: Foo
09-27-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,316
Posted By palesaint

You've got to be extremely invested in your house...

You've got to be extremely invested in your house and prepared to go through misery for several months.

We are in a land-locked area, with fairly high prices. Our 2bed 1bath was valued at 200K...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,173
Posted By palesaint

What limits you? If you are pedaling as hard as...

What limits you? If you are pedaling as hard as you can but just can't break a certain speed, this indicates lack of strength. If you are trying to pedal faster, but are just gasping for air and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,386
Posted By palesaint

What is that wrapped around the seat post?

What is that wrapped around the seat post?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,961
Posted By palesaint

If my cadence drops below ~ 50-60RPM I tend to...

If my cadence drops below ~ 50-60RPM I tend to get out of the saddle. I must be one of those "uses 25% more energy standing vs. sitting" though, because I cannot seem to stand on the peddles for long...
Forum: Foo
08-30-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By palesaint

Totally depends on the Thinkcentre model. Some...

Totally depends on the Thinkcentre model. Some that use the 280W power supply are the M58, which looks like it would be difficult to squeeze an extra video card in due to its tiny size. The M72 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,849
Posted By palesaint

"At 7 pounds (3.2kg) the Ultimate is easily the...

"At 7 pounds (3.2kg) the Ultimate is easily the heaviest and most stable floor pump ever made."

One of the ONLY times you will see a cycling product praised for its extreme weight.

Regardless,...
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