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10-10-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,120
Posted By philbob57

People of the same trade seldom meet together,...

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices....
10-10-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By philbob57

The short answer is that I've been happily riding...

The short answer is that I've been happily riding a Selle SMP TRK for 5 years. It's got a lot of padding, but it fits me pretty well.

I started with an Avocet Touring I, which I rode from...
10-03-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By philbob57

Unless it's changed from my 2015-ish version, You...

Unless it's changed from my 2015-ish version, You can lace the 'wings' tighter or looser, but that's about it in terms of width adjustability. It has the typical Brooks short front-back...
10-01-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By philbob57

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
09-30-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,370
Posted By philbob57

151 miles for the month, 1177 for 2021 so far. I...

151 miles for the month, 1177 for 2021 so far. I lost a few rides due to Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, a crash (on a MUP, a rider did a U-turn in front of me without looking back), and a few days of...
09-30-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,009
Posted By philbob57

The visor on my Bontrager Rally definitely helps...

The visor on my Bontrager Rally definitely helps shade my eyes when the sun is shining, which it almost always is when I ride. I'd like to get a lighter helmet, but those tend not to have visors.
09-26-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26,087
Views: 2,726,799
Posted By philbob57

19+ miles, no photos. Worst ride in many years,...

19+ miles, no photos. Worst ride in many years, even worse than Labor Day, when the rider in front of me hung a U-turn without notice and kept going when she saw me and when I shouted.

The...
09-13-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,260
Posted By philbob57

Wireless braking on a C& V bike - way to go! ...

Wireless braking on a C& V bike - way to go!

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09-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,405
Posted By philbob57

- I think a case can be made that the other rider...

- I think a case can be made that the other rider overtook me by moving into my path without warning.
- Neither of us was able to stop without colliding, so we're both at fault by that standard.
-...
09-07-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By philbob57

I have a Lezyne Macro (no ANT+) and a Wahoo...

I have a Lezyne Macro (no ANT+) and a Wahoo TickrFit HRM which drops out every so often. There is some evidence that the dropouts would not occur if I could use ANT+, so that's 1 possibly meaningful...
09-05-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By philbob57

Agreed - emergencies and time estimates that are...

Agreed - emergencies and time estimates that are too low screw up schedules, but I think it's worth discussing with both your doc and your hospital. The hospital may provide compensation if you...
09-02-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,715
Posted By philbob57

My goal was 220; stretch goal was 301. I rode...

My goal was 220; stretch goal was 301. I rode between 247 & 248. I also signed up for a 400 km challenge on Strava. I beat my 220 mile goal, but missed the challenge by less than 2 km. I forgot about...
09-01-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By philbob57

Voler's lowest priced shorts have a thickish pad...

Voler's lowest priced shorts have a thickish pad that compresses pretty small, but triathlon shorts are the way to go. voler may have some at amazon prices, if you don't mind strange designs and...
08-30-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,046
Posted By philbob57

They'll pay a company $99/hour for a mechanic's...

They'll pay a company $99/hour for a mechanic's time and expertise, but it's a rare mechanic who gets $99/hour. In fact, around here, it's a rare company that will accept only $99/hour for a...
08-22-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,590
Posted By philbob57

Wow. You seem to be saying that you can't...

Wow. You seem to be saying that you can't conceive of bad clip setup causing or exacerbating a knee problem. If I read you right, THAT is excessive skepticism. Personally, I would guess that bad seat...
08-20-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,478
Posted By philbob57

I get a kick out of the pros riding up mountains...

I get a kick out of the pros riding up mountains faster than I ride flats. Of course, in today's Vuelta, there were climbs that slowed even the top riders to walking speeds.

On one hand, I don't...
08-09-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,712
Posted By philbob57

Yup, TRK on a dropped bar bike. I'm usually on...

Yup, TRK on a dropped bar bike. I'm usually on the hoods, rarely on the drops. I think I'd prefer less padding; my shorts all have thin pads. but it's good enough. Note that I bought the first TRK...
08-04-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,346
Posted By philbob57

Kirby, Sorry about that. Roadsnakes, Do you...

Kirby, Sorry about that.

Roadsnakes, Do you attribute feeling like crap to the metaprolol? If not ... I would be surprised if it's not the cause.

Out with son and almost-12 grandson, who live...
07-31-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,649
Posted By philbob57

Actual mileage: 273, goal was 300. I didn't hit...

Actual mileage: 273, goal was 300. I didn't hit my goal, but by a small margin I rode more miles this July than in any other July this century. 765 miles for the year as of 7/31, is also the most YTD...
07-23-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,712
Posted By philbob57

I started with Avocet Touring I; after 30 years I...

I started with Avocet Touring I; after 30 years I got hit by numbness. I then went successively to Fizik Aliante, Brooks B-17 Imperial, one of ISM's lower priced road models, Selle SMP TRK, Selle SMP...
07-16-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By philbob57

Game, Looks like the angular orientation of...

Game,

Looks like the angular orientation of the cleats force your feet into an unnatural position. If you're racing, it may make sense to force yourself into low-Q, knees to the top tube, ball of...
07-12-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By philbob57

Thanks, Zandoval. I'm still trying to get my BP...

Thanks, Zandoval. I'm still trying to get my BP under control, and I can't do that without compromising my energy. My insurance covers Bystolic, though at a higher cost than metaprolol.
07-12-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By philbob57

I did 2 things when my insurance company...

I did 2 things when my insurance company low-balled the value of my stolen bike in 1981. First, I changed the claim for a bike to a claim for parts. State Farm allowed more for the wheels alone than...
07-09-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,674
Posted By philbob57

Does one ever think one is old? I'm about to turn...

Does one ever think one is old? I'm about to turn 77. For the past several years, I haven't seen that as old.

Hmmm.... Maybe that's a sign....
07-04-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By philbob57

He reminds me of a previous yellow jersey winner...

He reminds me of a previous yellow jersey winner who is not listed as a winner. Am I the only one?
07-04-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By philbob57

Not strange at all. Anomalous weather has been...

Not strange at all. Anomalous weather has been predicted for decades. I'm not in PNW, but I just ride slower when temps are in the 90s than in the 70s and 80s. Like Random, I don't go out in the...
07-04-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,088
Posted By philbob57

If you don't use your rear brake, you increase...

If you don't use your rear brake, you increase the probability of damage to yourself when you stop the front wheel and the rear keeps going.
07-03-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By philbob57

OTOH, the '80s were the age of square frames that...

OTOH, the '80s were the age of square frames that leave me hanging out over the front hub. SIS shifting for 6 and 7 speeds is more for riders with low skills than for skilled riders. Cassettes...
07-03-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 26,558
Posted By philbob57

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag...

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”― Mark Twain
06-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,848
Posted By philbob57

Of course, the life expectancy for a 62 year old...

Of course, the life expectancy for a 62 year old is about 21.5 years for a male and 24.5 years for a female, so a break even age of 78 or 79 isn't all that bad.. As for investment returns and...
06-30-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By philbob57

Are you thinking of using a brand and model as a...

Are you thinking of using a brand and model as a basis for choosing a bike? If so, you'll miss instances from the dozens of smaller makers from all over the world, especially Europe.

My bike was...
06-28-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,048
Posted By philbob57

Probably won't ride on the 29th or 30th due to...

Probably won't ride on the 29th or 30th due to bad weather, so I'll end June with 189 miles, 69 miles less than last year, 8 miles short of 500 for 2021. I'm disappointed, but I've been fighting...
06-24-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By philbob57

Most people on road bikes put more weight on...

Most people on road bikes put more weight on their pubic rami than on their sit-bones (ischial tuberosities), because they bend over from the hips.

Seat width is only part of the story. It's...
06-11-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By philbob57

Yikes! I forgot! How are you reaching forward?...

Yikes! I forgot! How are you reaching forward? Some people bend their backs. If that is what you're doing, try rolling forward from your hips without changing the alignment of the vertebrae.

...
06-10-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,017
Posted By philbob57

I understand that. I also know there's variation...

I understand that. I also know there's variation within sizes, variations in the same size from one company to another, from one line to another within the same brand, etc., etc., etc. I know L in...
06-10-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,017
Posted By philbob57

I don't understand how a brand can get a rep for...

I don't understand how a brand can get a rep for fitting well or poorly. If it's not custom made, the manufacturer has to design for a model. To the extent you're like the model they chose, the...
06-07-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By philbob57

I'd first get my pubic bone height measurement as...

I'd first get my pubic bone height measurement as close to right as possible. The web has many examples of measuring, but the first 3 that DuckDuckGo presented aren't all that good. I'd search on...
06-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By philbob57

When that happened to me, I junked the wireless...

When that happened to me, I junked the wireless and bought a wired 'puter. Later I bought a GPS-based 'puter and a speed sensor, because my goals - besides enjoying the rides - are distance-based,...
06-07-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By philbob57

I'm confused. Is there a typo in there?

I'm confused. Is there a typo in there?
06-01-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,934
Posted By philbob57

Is your cadence on the other seats as high as on...

Is your cadence on the other seats as high as on the SA? A lot of people work harder when they're more comfortable.
Forum: Touring
06-01-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,972
Posted By philbob57

I agree. The only thing I'd change is to say...

I agree. The only thing I'd change is to say 'rotate the bars clockwise,' but that's just another way of saying the same thing. Try it out ... it's a lot easier to adjust the tilt of the 'bars than...
05-31-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,477
Posted By philbob57

Goal: 183. Stretch goal: 200. Actual: 186. 2021:...

Goal: 183. Stretch goal: 200. Actual: 186. 2021: 302, 38 more than last year as of 5/31.
Goal for June: 264, stretch: 300.
05-28-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,132
Posted By philbob57

10 years ago I was not riding my only bike, then...

10 years ago I was not riding my only bike, then thought (and now known) to be a 1973-ish MKM, because I felt very unsteady on it. It took me 2 years and about 6 weeks for me to remember that I had...
05-28-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,537
Posted By philbob57

Wow, mwatt, I'm sorry. I, too, am happy to read...

Wow, mwatt, I'm sorry. I, too, am happy to read that you didn't experience major damage to your person.

I don't expect it. I do know that when I drive, the distraction caused by a bright strobe...
05-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By philbob57

I agree with the above, but it takes a good many...

I agree with the above, but it takes a good many miles to break one's butt in. How many miles have you ridden so far on the new saddle? You've got to give each candidate some time to find out if it's...
05-02-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By philbob57

Agreed. I had one on my Atala Competizione, and...

Agreed. I had one on my Atala Competizione, and it was a terrible shifter. I hope it didn't cost you much, because the most ethical thing to do with it is to donate to a bike museum or a museum that...
05-02-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,237
Posted By philbob57

When I assembled my triple, I found my triple...

When I assembled my triple, I found my triple bolts had 6 spacers that were 3.51-3.54 mm thick and 6 spacers that were 2.7-2.8 mm or so (should have written the number down). Check your spacers - if...
04-30-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By philbob57

I recommend the Clyde/Athena forum, too. Lots of...

I recommend the Clyde/Athena forum, too. Lots of good info and people. I'm also writing to recommend keeping biking fun. I say that because I think that's the best way to stay motivated to keep...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By philbob57

Look into the East Coast Greenway for ME to MD...

Look into the East Coast Greenway for ME to MD routing.
04-22-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,799
Posted By philbob57

Back to the topic - sit bones = ischial...

Back to the topic - sit bones = ischial tuberosities. If you ride upright, the sit bones take your weight. If you lean forward from your hips, pubic rami take some of your weight - the more you lean,...
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