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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,602
Posted By Bob Ross

With riders I know and trust, it's usually...

With riders I know and trust, it's usually between 3" and 12".
With riders I don't know, it starts out around 18" - 24", and then if I learn to trust them over the course of the ride, goes down from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bob Ross

That was actually the selling point for me: Get...

That was actually the selling point for me: Get to keep the mount permanently attached to the saddlebag, and only have to remove the light/radar unit for recharging. I can't tell you how many other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bob Ross

No, I bought a couple of those mounts...

No, I bought a couple of those mounts specifically to use with an RTL510. They work great.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bob Ross

OP, if you use a saddle bag with a taillight...

OP, if you use a saddle bag with a taillight loop, there's a wonderful 3D-printed Varia mount available from these folks:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,582
Posted By Bob Ross

qft rip

qft

rip
06-28-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Bob Ross

fwiw I have several different DT Swiss wheels --...

fwiw I have several different DT Swiss wheels -- though all of them built on 240s hubs -- on several of my bikes. And while I don't think I'd ever claim any of them are "silent" I would confidently...
06-26-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Bob Ross

Update: WTB is shipping the new rim to me, and to...

Update: WTB is shipping the new rim to me, and to offset the cost of having the wheel rebuilt they're sending me a new saddle as well. (They basically gave me my choice of any item they make up to...
06-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Bob Ross

I don't use any sealant. Inner tubes ftw!

I don't use any sealant. Inner tubes ftw!
06-23-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Bob Ross

Yeah, we're still hashing out the details. Rim...

Yeah, we're still hashing out the details. Rim only. Not clear whether yet they have to ship it to the shop where I originally bought the bike (that came with those wheels) in order to have the...
06-23-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Bob Ross

Hey, so bravo/thank you to everyone who suggested...

Hey, so bravo/thank you to everyone who suggested these might still be under warranty:

Turns out the warranty doesn't expire for another week! Seriously!
I reached out to WTB and they were pretty...
06-21-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Bob Ross

Is this rim toast?

I don't typically give my dirt bike -- which I tend to treat as an archetypal "beater bike" -- the kind of attention my nice road bikes get, and so I was way overdue for an inspection when I started...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,015
Posted By Bob Ross

You're new around here, aren't you?...

You're new around here, aren't you? https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html
Forum: Foo
06-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Bob Ross

It means that the quality and accuracy of...

It means that the quality and accuracy of real-time closed captioning lags surprisingly far behind that of many other technologies, and so if you can read ASL it's a much more reliable way to...
06-02-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,076
Posted By Bob Ross

I've never seen North By Northwest. Nor any film...

I've never seen North By Northwest. Nor any film with Charlie Chaplin, nor any John Ford films except The Battle Of Midway and The Grapes Of Wrath, and I'm pretty sure I've never sat through the...
06-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 272,987
Posted By Bob Ross

I finally saw Cold Mountain the other night. Was...

I finally saw Cold Mountain the other night. Was definitely better than I was expecting. I'm usually not a fan of Nicole Kidman or Jude Law, but they both gave convincing and nuanced performances....
Forum: Foo
05-12-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By Bob Ross

fwiw after -- what's it been, 6, 8 weeks? -- of...

fwiw after -- what's it been, 6, 8 weeks? -- of countless Zoom meetings (plus a couple of Facebook Messenger videos, a Skype session or two, and one Ring Central video conference) we've switched...
Forum: Foo
05-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,557
Views: 148,334
Posted By Bob Ross

1988: ...

1988:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72neXp0V46g

1987:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHXmS-e0RRo

1980:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCh5yTUoTfU
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Bob Ross

No, and Yes.

No, and Yes.
Forum: Foo
04-13-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,140
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm always shocked when I discover old school...

I'm always shocked when I discover old school acquaintances still living in the old school district 40-some-odd years later...it's completely antithetical to the way I was raised and the way I...
Forum: Foo
04-13-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bob Ross

That just reminded me of a bumper sticker I used...

That just reminded me of a bumper sticker I used to have:

Windows 97 = Macintosh '85
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Bob Ross

No idea about serial #s...

No idea about serial #s (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) or date codes, but fwiw my wife used to own an R800 that she bought new in I think 1994 or '95. That might...
Forum: Foo
04-09-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 138,023
Posted By Bob Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG7evvqjLJ4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG7evvqjLJ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr10O6tk-OM&list=PL7F0F43DB87472E76

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI4MvuFzb4g
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Bob Ross

My recommendation would be to not buy an...

My recommendation would be to not buy an integrated stem/bar. For the same reasons that one should probably not buy integrated pants/shoes.
02-06-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 186,866
Posted By Bob Ross

I just finished Peter Godfrey-Smith's Other...

I just finished Peter Godfrey-Smith's Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and The Deep Origins of Consciousness.
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Bob Ross

"Eros"?! Sidney, my end is sore!

"Eros"?! Sidney, my end is sore!
01-30-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Bob Ross

Why would you even bother merging them when the...

Why would you even bother merging them when the only difference is the acknowledgement that they are cross-posted and the reference to context only pertinent to the other subforum it was cross-posted...
01-30-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Bob Ross

Can Garmin Varia radar talk to a Wahoo ELEMNT?

(I also posted this in the Electronics/Gadgets subforum, but since this is related to riding with a fused spine I thought maybe there'd be some ideas here also. Apologies for double-posting.)

Back...
01-30-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Bob Ross

Can Garmin Varia radar talk to a Wahoo ELEMNT?

Back story: Wife was in a catastrophic crash last year, fractured her C2 vertebrae, had emergency spine surgery which fused C1-4. She'll permamently have restricted range of motion in side-to-side...
Forum: Foo
01-28-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,411
Posted By Bob Ross

"Carry"?!?! I don't even own a comb!

"Carry"?!?! I don't even own a comb!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,101
Posted By Bob Ross

What's your longest ride (distance) -- probably...

What's your longest ride (distance) -- probably the Markleeville Death Ride, which was 129 miles (and 15,000' of elevation!)
What's your average ride (distance) -- no idea (though I do have the...
Forum: Foo
01-24-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bob Ross

Jesus, I wish I'd thought of that when I was 13...

Jesus, I wish I'd thought of that when I was 13...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,555
Posted By Bob Ross

Y'know how I know you've never been to Six Flags?

Y'know how I know you've never been to Six Flags?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,555
Posted By Bob Ross

Not sure I would ever use the phrase "mix it up"...

Not sure I would ever use the phrase "mix it up" to describe what I do, but yeah, I love night riding. All of mine is on the road; I have yet to find a practical headlamp that illuminates the dark...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,366
Posted By Bob Ross

Not counting the 1 pair (Specialized) that I keep...

Not counting the 1 pair (Specialized) that I keep down at my parents' place (to go along w/ the 1 bike I keep there) I have 4 pairs of cycling shoes:
- SIDI - the newest, and hence my usual go-to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,792
Posted By Bob Ross

I think you answered your own question.

I think you answered your own question.
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,790
Posted By Bob Ross

btw, this thread reminds me of a review I read in...

btw, this thread reminds me of a review I read in the local paper when King Crimson's Discipline album came out in 1981, and this particular reviewer was positively apoplectic about what he referred...
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,790
Posted By Bob Ross

Didn't George Harrison already do the...

Didn't George Harrison already do the self-referential thing with "It's Only A Northern Song" circa 1967?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcvd-L73Cqs




I was once driving my sister home from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,558
Posted By Bob Ross

Close enough: 6,001 miles for calendar 2019 ...

Close enough: 6,001 miles for calendar 2019

That's actually the fewest annual miles I've ridden since 2013 (when I was off the bike for 6 weeks with a bunch of broken ribs) and the second fewest...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,558
Posted By Bob Ross

:::insert obligatory TRAINER MILES AREN'T ACTUAL...

:::insert obligatory TRAINER MILES AREN'T ACTUAL MILES! scree here:::

/Captain Pedantic


As for real miles, I'll know later tonight when I complete my commute. Expect it to be right around...
12-24-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,851
Posted By Bob Ross

My three road bikes all have 50/34 chainrings....

My three road bikes all have 50/34 chainrings. One has an 11-25 cassette, one has an 11-26 cassette, and one has an 11-28 cassette.
My gravel bike has 48/32 chainrings with an 11-32 cassette.
Forum: Foo
12-24-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Bob Ross

We can hang.

We can hang.
Forum: Foo
12-23-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 104,393
Posted By Bob Ross

Zut3IONmZXE

Zut3IONmZXE
Forum: Foo
12-01-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,772
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm a bassist by trade, played professionally for...

I'm a bassist by trade, played professionally for 20+ years, so my bass collection is so large and geographically scattered that I don't have any pics of the whole quiver. But I play enough guitar to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,772
Posted By Bob Ross

You may not have a choice: I tried to replenish...

You may not have a choice: I tried to replenish my closet full of spare GP4000S clinchers last month and nobody had them in stock! Had to "settle" for GP5000s ...which were on sale, so yay for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,040
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes, I've been a member of the New York Cycle...

Yes, I've been a member of the New York Cycle Club since 2006.
If we move out of NYC in the near future we would definitely look into joining another Club in our new locaale.
But if we don't move...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,230
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^This. If you really want one of the >100-disc...

^^^This. If you really want one of the >100-disc "CD jukeboxes" the only one that won't crap out two days after the warranty expires is the Kaleidescape DV700, which is A) complete overkill; and B)...
06-25-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 62,637
Posted By Bob Ross

Last complete series I watched -- and,...

Last complete series I watched -- and, admittedly, the first one in a number of years -- was Fosse/Verdon.

I'll give it an 8/10. The actors' portrayals were fabulous. The scenes of show rehearsals...
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,278
Posted By Bob Ross

This tune always struck me as heart-wrenchingly...

This tune always struck me as heart-wrenchingly sad if you presume that the person it's written about is dead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ihW9qZ9Rs
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,278
Posted By Bob Ross

Can't believe we got to 58 posts and no one...

Can't believe we got to 58 posts and no one mentioned Samuel Barber's "Adagio For Strings"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQsgE0L450
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,755
Posted By Bob Ross

I will wipe them down maybe two or three times a...

I will wipe them down maybe two or three times a year. I grease them once a year, and that's such a messy job that I pretty much have to clean them after I'm done. And then I usually lube my cleats...
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