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Forum: Commuting 02-17-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By Poohblah
Breathegood, I didn't learn about Spot Brand...

Breathegood, I didn't learn about Spot Brand until after I made my post. I've been checking them out - there's even an Ajax on sale on my local Craigslist.
Forum: Commuting 02-13-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By Poohblah
My apologies, I forgot to mention this. I...

My apologies, I forgot to mention this.

I live in Colorado. Most of the year, the weather is dry, but snow in winter and spring and afternoon thunderstorms in late summer are common. Typically,...
Forum: Commuting 02-13-14, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By Poohblah
Looking for an all-weather commuter

I'm considering getting a new commuter cycle. Here is my current wish list:

Single-speed, fixed-gear, or internal hub for easy cleaning/maintenance
Fender / rack mounts
Clearance for wide,...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-26-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22,919
Views: 3,671,733
Posted By Poohblah
I'll give the vegetable garden a "Hot"

I'll give the vegetable garden a "Hot"
Forum: Road Cycling 05-19-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By Poohblah
Saturday: Icing my knee Sunday: Icing my knee

Saturday: Icing my knee
Sunday: Icing my knee
Forum: Road Cycling 05-15-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Poohblah
IMO, the best thing for you to do is take as much...

IMO, the best thing for you to do is take as much weight off of your hands as possible. A combination of improving your fit and strengthening your core should do the trick.

btw:...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-07-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,328
Posted By Poohblah
Since it's not terribly important or interesting,...

Since it's not terribly important or interesting, normally I wouldn't want to carry out this conversation in the main thread where it began, but since I don't have 50 posts yet, I can't PM you. So...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-07-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,328
Posted By Poohblah
What! My fleas (2.0) are great. Best blinkie I've...

What! My fleas (2.0) are great. Best blinkie I've ever owned, and I've gone through several sets from other brands that either broke or got stolen...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,440
Posted By Poohblah
To answer your question - rice and oatmeal, for...

To answer your question - rice and oatmeal, for instance, are both $.50 to the pound, and a pound of either is easily over 1000 calories.


To everyone else, thanks for the awesome suggestions.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-04-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,440
Posted By Poohblah
I've got to be honest... I've always found eating...

I've got to be honest... I've always found eating "healthy" to be far cheaper than buying processed food and junk food. Per calorie, fresh produce and whole grains are by far the cheapest things at...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-10-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By Poohblah
I was agreeing with your post, not disagreeing...

I was agreeing with your post, not disagreeing with it.

Bikes do not stay upright because of the gyroscopic effect (as I was told in elementary/middle school). They stay upright because we steer...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-10-13, 12:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By Poohblah
[off topic] This - "bikes stay upright because...

[off topic]
This - "bikes stay upright because of the gyroscopic effect" - is one of the two biggest lies I was told in science class as a child. The other one being "airplanes stay aloft because...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-09-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Poohblah
Shouldn't a pair of wire clippers do the trick?...

Shouldn't a pair of wire clippers do the trick? (on the doughnuts, not the cable)
Forum: Road Cycling 04-07-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By Poohblah
This one (wooden)...

This one (wooden) (http://www.amazon.com/Body-Back-Company-Roller/dp/B000KK0AHS/ref=sr_1_13?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1365350055&sr=1-13) for the back and a high-density foam roller like this one...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-04-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,950
Posted By Poohblah
It may not be the person big john was referring...

It may not be the person big john was referring to, but here's a clip I've seen about a blind bike rider:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_E3zxx2l9g
Forum: Road Cycling 04-01-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Poohblah
My hunch is that fit (including cleat...

My hunch is that fit (including cleat positioning) is a very personal thing.

For instance, I prefer to position my cleat as far forward as possible. I have very strong calves (relative to my other...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-31-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8,445
Views: 120,707
Posted By Poohblah
What happened to XXII?

What happened to XXII?
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Poohblah
The Sora shifters are plasticky and use little...

The Sora shifters are plasticky and use little thumb buttons instead of nice metal levers to shift.

I would suggest staying away from Sora if possible. Tiagra and 105 are noticably better and...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-19-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,862
Posted By Poohblah
Don't forget that almost every sport tends...

Don't forget that almost every sport tends towards an ideal body type. Basketball players are generally tall. Fast downhill skiers are often heavier, in order to carry momentum down the hill and plow...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-19-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 881
Posted By Poohblah
Finally - it seems like that city spends next to...

Finally - it seems like that city spends next to nothing in publics works projects, except of course construction on I25 :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling 02-19-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,168
Posted By Poohblah
My experience corroborates this assessment. I...

My experience corroborates this assessment. I recently had a problem similar to the OP's, but it turned out not to be the BB at all - my rear axle had snapped in half.
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Poohblah
Thanks mike. Are there any differences in terms...

Thanks mike. Are there any differences in terms of maintenance/care/upkeep between the two? Do I need to take more care to prevent dust/dirt from getting into the threads or bearings on mine or...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-16-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Poohblah
an interesting take on the tandem bike

Saw this interesting homebrew contraption on the local college campus recently. Looks like somebody bolted a spare front fork to the rear dropouts and then somehow added a seatpost & saddle on top....
Forum: Road Cycling 02-16-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Poohblah
Should my BB have a cap/cover?

My gf just came over and brought her bike. I noticed that her bike has a kind of alloy cap or dust cover on both the drive and non-drive side. Mine, however, does not. The threads are exposed. My...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-05-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Poohblah
It simply seems a little more efficient when I'm...

It simply seems a little more efficient when I'm going 25+ mph on level/downhilll roads.

So far I haven't had any further back/ab/torso issues. They've faded since my first few rides, and I'm...
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