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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By berner
Good choice getting a bike. Cycling is fun and it...

Good choice getting a bike. Cycling is fun and it makes you stronger. I'm 77, no 78, - rats I forget. Anyway, beginning about five years ago, I ride about 3000 miles plus yearly. Did I mention...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-22-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,896
Posted By berner
I'm never getting on another airplane. Gonna rely...

I'm never getting on another airplane. Gonna rely on my trusty aluminum bike. I mean, if alum. is good enough to wrap my sandwiches in foil, it is good enough for my bike. I've never, in over half a...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-22-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 232
Posted By berner
I was having the same problem, first with a...

I was having the same problem, first with a particular pair of shorts and then with a particular pair of socks. It did not seem to be related to heat because I get rid of those items and the rash...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-22-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By berner
I ride in that area frequently. It is a fine...

I ride in that area frequently. It is a fine place to ride. We never know all the details about these incidents so that contributing causes are not available for evaluation. The Appalachian Mountain...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-21-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By berner
Biker395 I think has the answer. For me also, the...

Biker395 I think has the answer. For me also, the best exercise is the one that will be maintained.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By berner
The people here know what they are talking about....

The people here know what they are talking about. That bike shop is not advising you correctly. Find another bike shop.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By berner
This is mostly all true. I say mostly because I...

This is mostly all true. I say mostly because I work at maintaining little distractions little so that my attention can be devoted to that which is worthy of devotion.
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-19-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By berner
I hate riding on the trainer. So far I've not...

I hate riding on the trainer. So far I've not been able to endure more than 10 minutes so some reason. I suspect it is because the flywheel on the trainer is too small and light and does not...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-18-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By berner
Among the many variables of bike fit is center of...

Among the many variables of bike fit is center of gravity. I person with broader shoulders and or upper body strength will have a CG in a somewhat different position than the leaner body type build....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,404
Posted By berner
When passing I'll mostly just pass unless there...

When passing I'll mostly just pass unless there is a person with children. Then I'll slow quite a bit and just say "Passing" for a warning. Too much information requires processing. Everyone holds...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By berner
Finding the right saddle is much like finding a...

Finding the right saddle is much like finding a significant other. You may have to try a few before making a final decision.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-17-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 748
Posted By berner
Evaluating statistics can be tricky and or...

Evaluating statistics can be tricky and or misleading. It is certain though that divided attention whether texting or preoccupied with another issue can't be good when moving in an auto. Situations...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By berner
I have Velocity A23 rims also, 32 holes in the...

I have Velocity A23 rims also, 32 holes in the back and 28 in front. I've not done long tours but they have been fine loaded with about 28 pounds of gear and over 20,000 miles. I'm only 160 pounds so...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-15-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By berner
I once had a local bike shop lace up a wheel with...

I once had a local bike shop lace up a wheel with a new rim. While the new rim was straight, tension on the spokes from on to another was all over the place. I've since learned to lace up or true my...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-12-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By berner
This year recovery for me begins with better...

This year recovery for me begins with better nutrition during itself. The theory is not to become so depleted during the ride. Then following with a recovery drink, stretching a number of times that...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-12-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By berner
A very good question I've been pondering myself. ...

A very good question I've been pondering myself. There could be a number of related reasons such as polluted air as well as other reasons. During summer months the news programs sometimes report...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-12-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By berner
It has been slow going but bit by bit cyclists...

It has been slow going but bit by bit cyclists are having some impact on transportation policy. Many thanks to all who work on cycling advocacy.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By berner
If the thighs are sore regularly on rides it may...

If the thighs are sore regularly on rides it may be that they are over working. Moving the saddle back even one cm will bring more participation from the glutes.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-11-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By berner
I was ready to get back on the bike surprisingly...

I was ready to get back on the bike surprisingly fast. There was only minor discomfort for a few days and the eye has to be covered with gause for a few days. the surgeon had a look some days later...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-10-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By berner
It sounds like you need another bike like the one...

It sounds like you need another bike like the one that was stolen. The trick will be to find one with the same measurements if you know what they were. You'll find something eventually and when you...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-10-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By berner
That bike meets the criteria for a good fit,...

That bike meets the criteria for a good fit, namely it is fun and comfortable. Measure everything about the bike so that in the future when aquiring another bike you can duplicate the fit.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-10-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 582
Posted By berner
My asthma specialist has me on Symbicort. It...

My asthma specialist has me on Symbicort. It costs a fortune but works so well I don't need much of it. Most often I need a puff before club rides but for riding around town, don't need it much.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By berner
I agree with 10 Wheels - toss 'em. Just as some...

I agree with 10 Wheels - toss 'em. Just as some saddles never work for certain people, some shorts or bibs don't work either.
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-09-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By berner
I began my cycling career about 5 years ago. ...

I began my cycling career about 5 years ago. Initially, once I began doing slightly longer rides I had quite a bit of hand numbness. Bit by bit, and by paying attention to various threads here, my...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-06-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,070
Posted By berner
Some sort of cable to lock the panniers to t he...

Some sort of cable to lock the panniers to t he bike should not be difficult to do. The panniers themselves can be cut open by a thief to get access to the contents. I don't remember now who made it...
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