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06-25-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Seattle Forrest

78 miles really isn't that long. "Cardio" is...

78 miles really isn't that long.

"Cardio" is good, but won't help you all that much on a bike. Your ass is going to hurt. Probably your shoulders too if you don't ride outdoors, because (that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I bought the Arc'teryx Shake Dry jacket. Love...

I bought the Arc'teryx Shake Dry jacket. Love it. The articulation in the arms is perfect. Slap useful off the bike, which helps justify the price.

Shake Dry is kind of fragile though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Ha ha, I didn't realize you were trolling. You...

Ha ha, I didn't realize you were trolling. You got me. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I only have one because it's part of my power...

I only have one because it's part of my power meter. Cadence by itself isn't useful information on a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I've been thinking about going back to this.

I've been thinking about going back to this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I was doing some spring cleaning and found a pair...

I was doing some spring cleaning and found a pair of Castelli socks I didn't know I had. So I guess put me down for that one too. Bet they were on clearance ... 5 years ago.
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You seem to travel a lot. If you're ever up here...

You seem to travel a lot. If you're ever up here drop me a line and I'll send you to some cool stuff.
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 233
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Surely there's a creek nearby?

Surely there's a creek nearby?
Forum: Foo
06-24-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I was in Moab a few times for the hiking. Didn't...

I was in Moab a few times for the hiking. Didn't know at the time it was a MTB mecca. Would love to go back for both.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,118
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I had the 800 for almost a decade. It was rock...

I had the 800 for almost a decade. It was rock solid. Actually it was probably really buggy in the beginning because they all seem to be, but I didn't really know to use it for anything but a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,118
Posted By Seattle Forrest

For what it's worth I don't think your lying and...

For what it's worth I don't think your lying and I hope you don't think I am. Maybe you use yours in ways they didn't anticipate and I only go down the happy path, I don't know. I think part of it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,118
Posted By Seattle Forrest

How well GLONASS supplementation works depends...

How well GLONASS supplementation works depends where you live (in relation to the satellite constellation). From what I've heard using the two together doesn't work as well as you'd hope, for pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Power meters are incredibly useful for training...

Power meters are incredibly useful for training effectively, especially with any time limits. And training makes you faster. There's really no credible argument against this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A friend of mine has done dozens of marathons and...

A friend of mine has done dozens of marathons and several 50 mile runs. Like most runners, she goes by pace. Before a race, she sits down with the map and figures out where she needs to be at each...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

They're looking at their watch to see how fast...

They're looking at their watch to see how fast they're currently going in relation to how fast they should be going. If I try to take a marathon at my 10k pace, I'm gonna blow up before it's half...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By Seattle Forrest

About 5 psi. Maybe 10. I don't pay close...

About 5 psi. Maybe 10. I don't pay close attention. I mean I top them off before every ride, I just don't really look at where they started in relation to when I was last on the bike. So don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Bar tape, chain lube, electrolyte stuff.

Bar tape, chain lube, electrolyte stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Top runners have running watches that report...

Top runners have running watches that report pace, which on flat ground is the dining equivalent of power. They get upset when their watches do a bad job with it too. Runners use their pace for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

lul wut Why does he go to bigger and heavier...

lul wut

Why does he go to bigger and heavier plates when he needs to accomplish more work, instead of picking them at random? It's because measurements are useful. I can't believe we're debating...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The days when I'm fastest are usually the ones...

The days when I'm fastest are usually the ones when I've been training a lot, and then took a couple days off. And that makes sense, right? Build a lot of fitness, taper a little. Those days, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I just call them Brawndo in everyday life, and...

I just call them Brawndo in everyday life, and expect my friends to know what I'm talking about. Every now and then somebody brings a friend and they think it's hilarious.

I could really go for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I went crazy fast coming down from Barlow Pass,...

I went crazy fast coming down from Barlow Pass, and that one time in my entire life when I had a tail wind. I was going slower than a grandmother up the road to Slate Peak. Because I have a power...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Luckily if you have a power meter and free...

Luckily if you have a power meter and free software, you can use the RChung method to do your own wind tunnel testing any time you like. Position, clothing, you name it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Sorry, no. Mile is a unit of distance. If...

Sorry, no. Mile is a unit of distance.

If you don't agree, you can use your rules instead of mine. But I've still got you on a technicality. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is what I do, too, and hitting $1 per mile...

This is what I do, too, and hitting $1 per mile makes me happy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Seattle Forrest

GTX Shake Dry. It's protection from wind and...

GTX Shake Dry. It's protection from wind and rain, almost no warmth.

Don't buy Mountain Hardwear's Ghost Whisperer wind shirt. It doesn't breathe well enough to use on a bike.

The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Seattle Forrest

On the bike I do one bottle Nuun, one bottle...

On the bike I do one bottle Nuun, one bottle water. Nuun on the down tube, be so I know which is which.

Off/after the bike, I use a few vacuum insulated water bottles. I put ice and Nuun in, add...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,481
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a Garmin watch recording everything. But...

I have a Garmin watch recording everything. But it's out of view unless I want it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I keep several bottles in rotation too.

I keep several bottles in rotation too.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,118
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You know I do individual hikes longer than 42...

You know I do individual hikes longer than 42 hours sometimes and have no trouble with my Garmin watch.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,946
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Do people really do this?

Do people really do this?
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Yep. Enjoy Moab! Bring some pics back.

Yep.

Enjoy Moab! Bring some pics back.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's actually been very heavily researched. So...

It's actually been very heavily researched. So much so, I'm sure somebody else has the links off hand.

Basically, you can estimate walking calories with good accuracy, because it's a simple mass...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Me three. Somewhere along the way I start having...

Me three. Somewhere along the way I start having fun and get a little too spirited. That want a problem in my 20s.
06-21-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Seattle Forrest

SatPaq

This is very interesting. It will be useless to many, but potentially very useful to a few. And it's great that there are starting to be more options in this market.

Cliff notes: this is a 4 oz...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,041
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Nobody is implying that these frames are bad...

Nobody is implying that these frames are bad BECAUSE they're made in China.

You should have included this in your original post on the topic.

Most folks in here are stand up people and won't...
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think most of the lookouts are kept as close to...

I think most of the lookouts are kept as close to their historical condition as possible. I know people maintain them. I think that's what the rangers were doing? There not have been a good reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,495
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I haven't done 61 mph. If Strava is to be...

I haven't done 61 mph. If Strava is to be believed I've hit about 55 mph coming down from Barlow Pass. Garmin says high 40s, Strava likes to reimagine your data. I passed a campground and two kids...
06-21-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,822
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I ran into snow Monday on Desolation Peak. Had...

I ran into snow Monday on Desolation Peak. Had to wear sunscreen on the way up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Seattle Forrest

UI2 is really nice. But don't buy it unless it...

UI2 is really nice. But don't buy it unless it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You make some good points. So do I. If it was...

You make some good points. So do I. If it was clear cut and there was only one answer, everyone would have one or not have one. There's a lot of value in hashing this stuff out, because it really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,185
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think when he said "get better" he meant on the...

I think when he said "get better" he meant on the bike. Your weight is important to your health, but I don't think that's what we're talking about here.

Also, my Garmin thinks I burned 4,100...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,041
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This.

This.
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Climbers and hikers tend to be more self reliant....

Climbers and hikers tend to be more self reliant. Great story!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Convenience, time, availability.

Convenience, time, availability.
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Desolation Peak, of Kerouac fame (pics)

Desolation Peak is a remote mountain near the Canadian border. It features heavily in Kerouac's writing, because he lost his mind there.

I hiked up to the fire lookout on Monday. It was a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

1 - Is there snow in the mountains? If yes, I'm...

1 - Is there snow in the mountains? If yes, I'm skiing. (So not in August, but it doesn't rain in August anymore.)

2 - How long has it been since I rode, even is my next chance after today?

3...
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By Seattle Forrest

One great big festering neon distraction I've a...

One great big festering neon distraction
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

Learn to swim
Learn to swim
Learn to swim
Learn to swim

... I'll see you down in Arizona Bay.
Forum: Foo
06-15-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,463
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I usually take dinner out into the garden.

I usually take dinner out into the garden.
06-14-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Probably the road bike, but that depends carry...

Probably the road bike, but that depends carry much where you're going.

To the best of my knowledge, bikes aren't allowed on any trail in any national park in the PNW. Bikes aren't allowed on...
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