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12-05-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Clyde1820

However it all pans out with given manufacturers,...

However it all pans out with given manufacturers, this coming year or two is going to be harsh, I suspect. The price of aluminum has gone up 50%+ since the start of this mess. Magnesium is up more...
Forum: Touring
12-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

Definitely looks like somebody crafted a perfect...

Definitely looks like somebody crafted a perfect bicycling "highway" for the rider's individual pleasure.

Of course, narrow as it is, I imagine that with a few cars or fog along the route that...
11-29-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Clyde1820

Every injury is different, of course, and people...

Every injury is different, of course, and people heal at different rates.

In my case, my injury was fairly extensive. Much tearing, much scar tissue. So the recovery was intensive ... and it took...
11-28-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By Clyde1820

Got the Shingles shot earlier this year. Had...

Got the Shingles shot earlier this year. Had chicken pox when I was younger and (being an aging old fart) didn't want to have this sort of mess. Plenty of other things to worry about. Mild...
Forum: Foo
11-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,713
Views: 160,490
Posted By Clyde1820

From a certain point of view, a "tribute" band...

From a certain point of view, a "tribute" band does nothing but "covers" of the bands they're emulating. So ...


Leonid & Friends -- everything they do in honor of the memory of the band Chicago....
11-10-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,522
Posted By Clyde1820

For what it's worth, here is a review from back...

For what it's worth, here is a review from back in June of 2020 @ Runner's World, entitled: The best anti-pollution cycling masks to wear when cycling in the city...
11-07-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 223,975
Posted By Clyde1820

Just did some tallying of what it would cost to...

Just did some tallying of what it would cost to migrate a bunch of parts over to a new VO Polyvalent Low-Kicker, but acquiring a Paul disc brake package and new cabling. With my labor and a couple...
11-02-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 341,616
Posted By Clyde1820

Frank Herbert's whole "Dune" saga was a hard...

Frank Herbert's whole "Dune" saga was a hard stretch of the imagination, if fascination at times. Tough to make a quality movie from it, I think. Saw the 1984 rendition (with Kyle MacLachlan and...
Forum: Touring
11-02-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

str , you gotta get a life, man. I mean, really....

str , you gotta get a life, man. I mean, really. :p

Beautiful landscapes.
10-26-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,835
Posted By Clyde1820

Old injuries that severely limit the amount of...

Old injuries that severely limit the amount of power I can put down and which terrain I am able to ride.

So, it's:

Bike: A 1990s vintage MTB of smaller size -- Trek 970.
Riding...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,915
Posted By Clyde1820

Just to make sure we're reading this correctly: ...

Just to make sure we're reading this correctly: it was two lanes on your side of the street, the right lane was blocked with parked cars, but the other vehicle passed you? Or were you staying in...
10-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By Clyde1820

You'll definitely work the cardio. And in...

You'll definitely work the cardio.

And in dangerous levels of smog and airborne particulates you'll definitely be sucking in vastly more of that stuff than you otherwise might.

Might want to...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Audi Grandsphere concept car. ...

Audi Grandsphere concept car.


https://imboldn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Audi-Grandsphere-Concept-main.jpg

https://imboldn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Audi-Grandsphere-Concept-07.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

1954 Aston-Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe, bodied by...

1954 Aston-Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe, bodied by Bertone, one of only two made.

https://imboldn.com/1954-aston-martin-db2-4-drophead-coupe/
...
10-14-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By Clyde1820

Sure does add a dangerous aspect to it, even if...

Sure does add a dangerous aspect to it, even if one can't find a "balance" of the factors.

Used to run distances, years ago. In the place where I lived at the time, smog levels could get severe. ...
10-13-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 223,975
Posted By Clyde1820

Yeah, they can be pretty sweet. Next time...

Yeah, they can be pretty sweet.

Next time I'm in the Seattle area, I'll make a point to visit them and tour their shop. It'd be a custom-geometry job, for me, though, to get it right, although...
10-11-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 223,975
Posted By Clyde1820

Just the other day, for example, Velo-Orange just...

Just the other day, for example, Velo-Orange just got in a couple of their Polyvalent Low-Kicker frames in the "correct" (for me) size. They were gone in a few hours. Probably a good thing. As you...
10-11-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 223,975
Posted By Clyde1820

DQ, don't you ever end up with a crummy-looking...

DQ, don't you ever end up with a crummy-looking ride? Sharp-looking Apex. Love the deep blue/purple paint on the thing.
10-11-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,911
Posted By Clyde1820

Yup. And given the in-your-face threat of...

Yup.

And given the in-your-face threat of "Whaddaya gonna do about it, eh?!!" it could easily be classified as felony assault with threat of battery. Far more than merely a misdemeanor assault,...
10-10-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,911
Posted By Clyde1820

Fairly ridiculous behavior, clearly violently...

Fairly ridiculous behavior, clearly violently threatening. Had he made one solid "move" against you ...

Bully, definitely. He's going to meet someone who won't tolerate being victimized, at some...
10-06-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,334
Posted By Clyde1820

I find continuous motion to be better. But then,...

I find continuous motion to be better. But then, I've got old injuries that can get tighter rather rapidly. If I keep well-stretched, keep moving without long intervals, even if the movement isn't...
Forum: Foo
10-03-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Totem Automobili GT Super, a tribute to the...

Totem Automobili GT Super, a tribute to the classic Alfa-Romeo GTA. 620hp V6 twin turbocharged engine, carbon body shell/roof/doors, 1140 kg ...

"It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly...
Forum: Foo
10-03-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

1967 Alfa-Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale ...

1967 Alfa-Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale

https://www.supercars.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/1967-Alfa-Romeo-Tipo-33-Stradale-Prototipo-006-1440.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
10-03-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider, sitting in the paddock...

Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider, sitting in the paddock at the Laguna Seca racetrack in 2013 ...


https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2871/11315331584_23547d43cf_c.jpg
09-29-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 23,898
Posted By Clyde1820

If interested in either the Schwalbe Fat Frank or...

If interested in either the Schwalbe Fat Frank or the Schwalbe Big Ben, Bike24.com has both of these in stock in the "creme reflex."

@ Bike24.com (https://www.bike24.com/p265731.html) -- Schwalbe...
09-26-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By Clyde1820

Nope. Not when it's nearly impossible to catch...

Nope. Not when it's nearly impossible to catch and penalize the average scofflaw.

If anything, today I see 10x the number of people with their eyes buried in some electronic device while driving....
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

str , very beautiful. Where is that ... the...

str , very beautiful. Where is that ... the Cantabrian coast, Spain?
09-21-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,671
Posted By Clyde1820

Great project, Jacco. Particularly liked the...

Great project, Jacco. Particularly liked the photo with the bike next to a stump ... which is about the only way I'd ever get up onto a 66cm bike. :p


Love the photos. It's got to be really...
09-16-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By Clyde1820

Until you have more time in the saddle, more time...

Until you have more time in the saddle, more time riding over a variety of terrain, it's hard to say how soon you'll feel better-balanced and more-confident with cycling.

As others have suggested,...
09-15-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,436
Posted By Clyde1820

Some suggestions to consider. You might...

Some suggestions to consider.

You might recall from your jogging/running the idea of Fartlek style training. "Speed play" means toying with your session with periodic sprints across your route. ...
09-09-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 15,865
Posted By Clyde1820

Used to bike ~25mi to the pier to go fishing,...

Used to bike ~25mi to the pier to go fishing, during the early mornings. (And 25mi back, of course.) Summer of '78, IIRC. Invariably, the guy who camped out at "his" spot on the pier had his...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

The photos are so great, generally, that it's...

The photos are so great, generally, that it's almost like going touring when seeing such beautiful scenes and landscapes.
08-27-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By Clyde1820

Don't know of any stock bikes, these days, that...

Don't know of any stock bikes, these days, that sport really low gearing, except for some XC mountain bikes.

Have a great need for low gearing, myself, due to old injuries. With a 2x11 34/24T and...
08-25-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,459
Posted By Clyde1820

The implication being that when a frame flexes...

The implication being that when a frame flexes such that a rider's full energy is split between forward motion and downward flex, that upon un-flexing the frame returns that energy directly into...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By Clyde1820

Yup. Indicators are just that. They might or...

Yup. Indicators are just that. They might or might not actually be causally related, in a given community. Difficult to know.

In my own community, though, a large metro area in the U.S.,...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By Clyde1820

IMO, it's anywhere a would-be thief feels...

IMO, it's anywhere a would-be thief feels enabled. Due to the place breeding such folks. Or out of the line of sight from onlookers (to a theft). Or, ...

Can be a graffiti-ridden ghetto hole of...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By Clyde1820

Myself: I've always locked the bike, have had...

Myself: I've always locked the bike, have had removable panniers, and keep my vitals/valuables separate from the bike+gear and on me at all times. Parking the bike in clear view of security cams...
08-23-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By Clyde1820

Funny, how we're all different. Could always...

Funny, how we're all different.

Could always do distance runs and swimming for hours, myself, but have had limits on cycling. Did a ~65mi brisk route cycling, once, with an amateur competitive...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,647
Views: 299,558
Posted By Clyde1820

The rest of the story ... ...

The rest of the story ...

https://2nnx1847sv9gd3b3ykgct816-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/North-Cascades-Highway-3-1024x768.jpg


Definitely a beautiful road. Have been up...
Forum: Foo
08-22-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,321
Posted By Clyde1820

"Mass" relocations can be great. Huge financial...

"Mass" relocations can be great. Huge financial and social impacts, possibly. So long as the ugly aspects don't also get imported from the old place ...
Forum: Foo
08-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Kind of reminds me of the Alfa-Romeo Berlinetta...

Kind of reminds me of the Alfa-Romeo Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica (BAT) prototypes in the 1950s.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=alfa-romeo+BAT+cars&t=hy&va=g&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

...
07-22-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 24,186
Posted By Clyde1820

A great lesson imparted to me, decades ago: ...

A great lesson imparted to me, decades ago: Never do maintenance on a bike the day before a "challenging" ride.

Sure helps keep things safer, knowing it's been flogged at least a few times prior...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,207
Posted By Clyde1820

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me,...

How many? Two. One that's a bit large for me, but it'll get me around town. And another that fits beautifully, a rebuild of a mid-'90s MTB into a more-upright "city" bike.
07-20-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By Clyde1820

Never found anything that effectively wicks away...

Never found anything that effectively wicks away all of the moisture, for the full duration of a ride (or run, or hours of tennis, or whatever).

A cotton sweatband around the head seems to work as...
07-13-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,304
Posted By Clyde1820

Hey, Victor ... you missed a spot. :50: :P ...

Hey, Victor ... you missed a spot. :50: :P


Back in the summer of 1986, IIRC, I seriously considered an 18" (or 18.5") sized Ultra. Had they had a 16-incher, I might have sprung for one. ...
Forum: Foo
07-13-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Well, to be fair, the full Alfaholics treatment...

Well, to be fair, the full Alfaholics treatment with their GTA-R package can cost ~$400K, plus the donor vehicle. I'd love to completely lose my mind to pick one up, at some point, even if "only"...
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,006
Posted By Clyde1820

Lots of ways to slice the onion. I'm not a...

Lots of ways to slice the onion. I'm not a "twelve cities in fifteen days" type of person myself. I'd much rather do a trip like you guys did, hitting some high spots, doing what you wanted in...
07-10-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,793
Posted By Clyde1820

Assuming your riding position and your...

Assuming your riding position and your hindquarters are a good fit for the size, look at the Selle SMP Martin Touring or Selle SMP E-City saddles.

Have had the Martin Touring. It's wide for me,...
Forum: Foo
07-10-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 1,642,705
Posted By Clyde1820

Yes, please! Great-looking Alfa, there. ...

Yes, please! Great-looking Alfa, there.


Alfaholics has a GT Junior 1300 (https://www.alfaholics.com/our-cars/workshop-upgrade-cars/gt-junior-gta-r-spec-upgrade-package/) that they recently...
07-07-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,386
Posted By Clyde1820

It's only been 6-7 weeks since your shots, so...

It's only been 6-7 weeks since your shots, so it's entirely possible you've caught "the crud" and your body's dealing with it. Might explain the sweats, lack of "oomph" during physical activity,...
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