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09-26-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By Sequimite

Retired and fat, I started riding with a group in...

Retired and fat, I started riding with a group in 2009. 330 when I started I eventually "slimmed down" to 280 and after getting my first road bike, a 1989 Klein Quantum, became one of the fastest in...
02-10-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,079
Posted By Sequimite

I've hardly used the app, but on the website...

I've hardly used the app, but on the website itself I'm closing my food log under goal over half the time and have never had a problem.
02-09-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sequimite

Yep, seat comfort is the big issue, especially...

Yep, seat comfort is the big issue, especially for those of us dropping 300 lbs on the seat. A year and a half ago I did a ride a bit longer that the STP and the rental bike seat kept failing. By the...
01-30-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By Sequimite

I was in a similar position at 6'4" and 320....

I was in a similar position at 6'4" and 320. When I wanted a road bike I looked for something old with top-flight components, aluminum preferred. I found an '89 Klein Quantum with Dura Ace...
01-29-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,079
Posted By Sequimite

I like MFP because it's fast / easy. I...

I like MFP because it's fast / easy.

I don't think anyone has mentioned that you can set up your own exercises, same as foods. I'm a drummer who plays up to three hours at a time. they had "Rock...
01-26-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,281
Posted By Sequimite

If RAW isn't enough or too much, I'm the ride...

If RAW isn't enough or too much, I'm the ride director for the 100K (and shorter family ride) "Tour de Lavender" (Lavender Farm Ride) on August 1 in Sequim which is on the North Olympic Peninsula. On...
05-18-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,021
Posted By Sequimite

I'm renting a Domane for a 237 mile Katy Trail...

I'm renting a Domane for a 237 mile Katy Trail ride May 30 - June 2. Glad to hear of your good experience. I didn't pick it, it was the only 60cm bike for rent that I could find in the St. Louis...
05-18-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,847
Posted By Sequimite

I wore undies under my bike shorts for a while...

I wore undies under my bike shorts for a while with no problems, but they were wicking boxer-briefs with outside seams. When I only owned one pair of bike shorts having three pair of boxer-briefs...
05-16-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,219
Posted By Sequimite

My feet are not particularly wide, but the first...

My feet are not particularly wide, but the first two pair of bicycle shoes I bought were too tight. finally struck gold with Keen - nice wide toe box. Bought three pair while they were on sale at...
05-05-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,145
Posted By Sequimite

Neil's point about myfitnesspal.com is important...

Neil's point about myfitnesspal.com is important because the data is entered by members. There is a verification system, but it is in its early stages. I wonder about the calories it shows being...
05-04-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,145
Posted By Sequimite

The important principal here is understanding...

The important principal here is understanding what you are eating and getting feedback. MFP is working for me. I've food logged before and MFP's ease of use and massive database has made the...
05-03-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,202
Posted By Sequimite

I'm at 300# and use a Selle Italia Gel Flow on my...

I'm at 300# and use a Selle Italia Gel Flow on my '89 Klein. I find it to be comfortable up to about 35 miles. I'm going to ride it the last week of May on a 4 day 237 mile ride due to the frequent...
08-06-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Sequimite

My theory is to keep my calories very slightly...

My theory is to keep my calories very slightly below where they should be when I am at my target weight so that I'm getting used to how I'll be eating for the rest of my life as I lose the weight. As...
08-06-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Sequimite

I never had any issues at 335 riding on old...

I never had any issues at 335 riding on old mountain bikes with both cheap and good components.

When I got my road bike two months ago I went to a 36 spoke rear wheel out of caution, as they are...
08-05-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,618
Posted By Sequimite

Nashbar had the the basic B17 for $67.50 with...

Nashbar had the the basic B17 for $67.50 with sale price and discount code the last two weeks of July(plus shipping and tax). If you watch those places you can find a deal like that. Also watch ebay...
08-05-10, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By Sequimite

I've had my Garmin 305 for 3 or 4 years. It...

I've had my Garmin 305 for 3 or 4 years. It lasted for a nine hour ride a month ago but that is it's limit. I'm pleased that the battery is still going pretty strong.
08-05-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By Sequimite

Stop obsessing, are you mad? What else is there...

Stop obsessing, are you mad? What else is there to do when I'm not riding?
08-05-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By Sequimite

Formula or Phil Wood or stock industrial cartridge bearings?

I hope to someday have Phil Wood hubs on the touring bike I'm building right now. I bought Formula hubs thinking I would use Phil Wood cartridge bearings in them for some time (years?) until I can...
08-03-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By Sequimite

I was stuck at 290 for 3 or 4 weeks. It was...

I was stuck at 290 for 3 or 4 weeks. It was frustrating but I just kept biking and, while I didn't go back on my food log, I tried to reign in some excessive eating. I'm back on track now losing a...
08-02-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Sequimite

Anyone care to join me in the July 9-10 STP

I'm committing to riding the 2011 Seattle to Portland. If any other Clydes would like to join me, we could encourage one another in our training and possibly ride together.

I need to drop some...
Forum: Touring
08-01-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sequimite

Gorgeous bike. I assume that is your last name on...

Gorgeous bike. I assume that is your last name on the down tube; nice font.
Forum: Touring
07-31-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By Sequimite

Nashbar Touring Bike build on the Olympic Peninsula

So far I've disassembled my old mountain bike to rob the XT components, etc. off of it.

Today the frame arrived and this post is dedicated to giving those thinking about buying one a better look...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Sequimite

Good for anyone who pursues their dreams. ...

Good for anyone who pursues their dreams.

The skeptic in me wonders if the trip will actually be made or if this is mere wishful thinking, or even a scam. People who accomplish these types of...
Forum: Touring
07-27-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By Sequimite

I ordered my 60cm Nashbar Touring frame today...

I ordered my 60cm Nashbar Touring frame today plus the steel touring fork. $100 + $35(the fork is now on sale) x .75% = $101.

Also ordered a headset. I'll start a new thread and post pictures as...
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By Sequimite

Interesting idea - I see they are $96 at Jensen.

Interesting idea - I see they are $96 at Jensen.
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By Sequimite

My basic plan is to take all the parts off an old...

My basic plan is to take all the parts off an old mountain bike with XT components and canti brakes and put them on the Nashbar frame with Nashbar CF cyclo/touring fork. I'll have to add a few parts...
Forum: Touring
07-22-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,191
Posted By Sequimite

I need the 60cm frame and need the top tube as...

I need the 60cm frame and need the top tube as long as I can get it, so 61cm is good. However, I notice that the head and seat tube angles are the same for all sizes which sometimes means the larger...
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,792
Posted By Sequimite

Hate the hot back. I use a messenger bag now when...

Hate the hot back. I use a messenger bag now when on my rackless road bike. For a light touring trip I'd go with panniers that double as messenger bags like this one:
...
07-20-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,640
Posted By Sequimite

Mine lives out on the deck. We're in a cedar log...

Mine lives out on the deck. We're in a cedar log home made from 8" timbers and surrounded by trees.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By Sequimite

DO NOT buy their(Zenni) wrap around sunglasses....

DO NOT buy their(Zenni) wrap around sunglasses. They snap the prescription lenses on the inside of the goggles(as they call them) and lenses designed to be over an inch from your eyes in regular...
07-18-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Sequimite

Yep, the Seattle to Portland ride however has...

Yep, the Seattle to Portland ride however has only 2000 feet of climbing over a 204 mile route. I live 500 feet above sea level and virtually every ride I do takes me down to sea level, so with the...
07-18-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Sequimite

I know I wouldn't have a problem with the first...

I know I wouldn't have a problem with the first day, but the second day is beyond my experience at this point. I'm riding over 100 miles a week on MWFS with some days as much as 60+ miles including a...
07-18-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

Since I didn't call my opponents' arguments...

Since I didn't call my opponents' arguments strawmen your response, to attack something I did not say, is a fine example of a strawman argument. For that matter I don't see those with different...
07-18-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

Everyone seems to agree that helmets have some...

Everyone seems to agree that helmets have some amount of effectiveness in reducing injury in some crashes.

It's hard to have a discussion with all the straw men that keep popping up.
07-18-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Sequimite

I'll be doing it next year, when I hope to be a...

I'll be doing it next year, when I hope to be a 230# Clyde rather than the 285# I am at the moment. A number of my riding companions are doing it this year but it sold out before I could sign up.
07-18-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

I read quite a bit of it, but there seemed to be...

I read quite a bit of it, but there seemed to be little light being shed.
07-17-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

On the empirical side, we have generally similar...

On the empirical side, we have generally similar findings across the US and in some other countries. Within this data we have anomalies, some of which may likely be caused by over-reporting the...
07-17-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

thank you Prathmann for presenting some...

thank you Prathmann for presenting some interesting points. California has unusually low helmet usage and a questionable reporting methodology. Do you have information that suggests that the same...
07-17-10, 06:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

My apologies to Kludgefudge for misunderstanding...

My apologies to Kludgefudge for misunderstanding his first post.

The point of this thread is not about style or personal preference, it is about hard facts and their implications. "Sense", not...
07-17-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

Yes, very important to criticize my comprehension...

Yes, very important to criticize my comprehension of sentence fragments, and insult all who share my view but not important to provide any contrary evidence.

Show me some evidence.
07-17-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

Again, no factual information presented. The...

Again, no factual information presented.

The other threads are flame wars. I'm not going to flame anyone and hope this can remain civil so that we might reach some rational conclusions. I've...
07-17-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

Please note the methods of someone trying to...

Please note the methods of someone trying to argue without evidence.

1) an untrue irrelevant distraction

2) an untrue irrelevant distraction

3) a claim that because the evidence I...
07-17-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

No factual information whatsoever, just the...

No factual information whatsoever,

just the bold contention that perhaps less than 8% of the population wear helmets so that the figures aren't as bad as they seem.
07-17-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,852
Posted By Sequimite

It's not happening in my area. Many asphalt...

It's not happening in my area.

Many asphalt roads were built when oil was much cheaper. I've seen some torn up and rebuilt with concrete, which is also very expensive.
07-17-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sequimite

Common sense on bicycle helmets

I was surprised at how much heat was generated by the discussions of bicycle helmets. In another thread I was called a number of names due to my assuming general agreement that helmets were a net...
07-15-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,492
Posted By Sequimite

I guess I don't know any better. I bought...

I guess I don't know any better. I bought Terramir wicking boxer briefs to wear under my bicycle shorts. I ride at least 25 miles 3 times a week and they don't cause any chafing. I did it because I...
07-15-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,403
Posted By Sequimite

I'm at 285, down from 335. I've been trying...

I'm at 285, down from 335. I've been trying different components, including wheels, on a 1990 Klein because the old components are much cheaper to play around with.

The only help I can offer is...
07-03-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By Sequimite

Burn more calories than you take in? What a great...

Burn more calories than you take in? What a great idea!

I'm using a food log website that tracks all the nutritional statistics as well as calories. Once I set up a new food its easy to record...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By Sequimite

My father and I are both 6' 4", but my inseam is...

My father and I are both 6' 4", but my inseam is 32" and his is 34". The height chart gets you to the right neighborhood but can't tell you which size is right. Also, if in doubt it's better to have...
06-23-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Sequimite

I bought my 1990 Klein Quantum several weeks ago...

I bought my 1990 Klein Quantum several weeks ago from a guy on Mercer Island while on my way to pick my son up at Seatac. Talk about coincidences.
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