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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-30-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,030
Posted By the fly
Crushed my L1 vertebra after a fall pushing the...

Crushed my L1 vertebra after a fall pushing the limits of my ladder balancing skills. They took some bone from my hip and fused T10-L3 with rods and hooks (IIRC). A month later (no lie, and don't...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-30-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By the fly
I'm 44, 6'1". february 2013 I was down to 225. ...

I'm 44, 6'1". february 2013 I was down to 225. Averaged 125 mi/wk for the whole year, and weighed 245 at the end of the year. I ate most anything I wanted. Didn't work at all.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-23-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,254
Posted By the fly
Hey now, I resemble that remark. I put in 6500...

Hey now, I resemble that remark. I put in 6500 miles on a road bike last year and gained 20 lbs. I was doing good with my weight loss until I discovered that I could eat whatever I wanted as long...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-23-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 958
Posted By the fly
Everybody keeps talking about the bike, although...

Everybody keeps talking about the bike, although being bikeforums.net, that's expected. I want to give props to the wife for giving you an awesome gift. Maybe there's a wifeforums.net although I'm...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-20-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By the fly
If its a foldable tire, I'd see if you could ride...

If its a foldable tire, I'd see if you could ride it, if you can, fold it back up and take on rides as a spare. Otherwise, trainer duty.
Forum: Road Cycling 01-20-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,363
Posted By the fly
I've tried explaining the greatness of "Ping Pong...

I've tried explaining the greatness of "Ping Pong Playa" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0991167/ to my friends, but they just don't understand.

If it's still on Netflix, I know what I'm watching...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-17-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By the fly
If I were Mario Cipolini, I'd probably wear bike...

If I were Mario Cipolini, I'd probably wear bike shorts wherever I went, regardless of my transportation. Alas, I look more like a hairless Ron Jeremy. I bought a pair of liner shorts for the same...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-15-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 984
Posted By the fly
Not to argue, but that's pretty much what happens...

Not to argue, but that's pretty much what happens at car lots every day. Could actually be easier replacing a car, if you're out in the middle of nowhere.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-11-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,161
Posted By the fly
Interesting replies on the thread. I suppose...

Interesting replies on the thread. I suppose it's never ok to use common sense while driving. Just yesterday I rearended a car on my bike, after car came to a complete stop at a green light. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-10-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By the fly
I have no idea how it's set up, I don't do alot...

I have no idea how it's set up, I don't do alot of texting, but our group sends out a text message a day or two before a non-scheduled ride. Seems to work pretty well. I think you ask to be added...
Forum: Commuting 01-10-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By the fly
I completely understand where you're coming from,...

I completely understand where you're coming from, not getting her info. I have a hole in my front bumper from a recent accident that I could have gotten money for, but I was in a state of disbelief,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-09-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,421
Posted By the fly
I'm just a big fatty that likes to blow up his...

I'm just a big fatty that likes to blow up his 700x23's up as hard as possible. Too many pinch flats after giving up on mini-pump when tire was only semi-hard. CO2 cartridges are quite literally...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-09-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By the fly
What really bothers me about hit and run cases,...

What really bothers me about hit and run cases, is the driver basically leaving someone to die. I wonder how many times, someone has died in a hit and run, that could have been saved if the driver...
Forum: Commuting 01-06-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,553
Posted By the fly
don't know that i'd necessarily hate on the pack...

don't know that i'd necessarily hate on the pack rat. while my father was alive he ran an informal junkyard at his house (~200 cars). after he died, we got rid of them to a local junkyard. it's...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-04-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,941
Posted By the fly
Nothing at all good can come of this incident. ...

Nothing at all good can come of this incident.

Absolutely nothing.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-03-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By the fly
^^^^^ what stephtu said X2. Something like...

^^^^^ what stephtu said X2.

Something like this would be a great starter bike, as long as the fit was good.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/4270677910.html

an old rigid mtb is great for...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-02-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By the fly
People do crazy stupid stuff all the time. I...

People do crazy stupid stuff all the time. I wouldn't be suprised if it wasn't stolen. However, I wouldn't feel great about consummating the deal w/o some serious precautions.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 12-30-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,189
Posted By the fly
Please start doing some group rides. If for no...

Please start doing some group rides. If for no other reason than to get comfortable cycling around other people. Also, in my experience, it's really difficult to push yourself hard enough riding...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-28-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By the fly
I think you probably need to mix things up a bit....

I think you probably need to mix things up a bit. Are you just commuting 80 miles per week, or are you putting in more volume? 90% HR seems high, but I wonder if it's more doable if you're just...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-26-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,504
Posted By the fly
I have an Adamo Road saddle that I wouldn't trade...

I have an Adamo Road saddle that I wouldn't trade for anything. Took awhile to get used to, and the price is a little steep. If you can borrow/rent one I'd try it for a couple hundred miles. I was...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-24-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,161
Posted By the fly
Not trying to argue with you at all. A quick...

Not trying to argue with you at all. A quick left turn ahead of oncoming traffic is dangerous. OTOH, I frequent several intersections where traffic is sparse most hours of the day. It is not...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-24-13, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,178
Posted By the fly
The article states that 94% of fatal accidents...

The article states that 94% of fatal accidents occur during dry or clear atmospheric conditions. The obvious takeaway is to only cycle during inclement weather.

Another good one was that most...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-23-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,741
Posted By the fly
Really should just give you a verbal warning if...

Really should just give you a verbal warning if you're nice enough to stop.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-23-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,161
Posted By the fly
I doubt I've done this more than 5 times in my 20...

I doubt I've done this more than 5 times in my 20 plus year driving career, but there are times when you have one idiot asleep at a lightly trafficked intersection and you pretty much have to jump...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-22-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By the fly
I'm a little bit of a wuss too. I don't really...

I'm a little bit of a wuss too. I don't really care to ride in the 40's, although I will if it is nice, or even raining if I haven't been out in awhile. Luckily, North Carolina doesn't get really...
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