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Forum: Road Cycling 11-04-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,695
Posted By Sundae
There's another little side benefit, for those of...

There's another little side benefit, for those of us who have looked through the fine print of our medical insurance.

Mine very specifically voids all coverage for any injuries sustained while...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-29-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By Sundae
First off, your 'article' is a trashy...

First off, your 'article' is a trashy conservative opinion piece claiming a "new study", which they conveniently did not bother to link to or even bother naming, shows a population decline. Your...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-28-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,335
Posted By Sundae
There is no escape from the Flat Gods. Don't...

There is no escape from the Flat Gods. Don't even bother trying.

I've had seven flats this year. Two were unidentified sources (I suspect one of them was me screwing up a previous tire-fix and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-28-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By Sundae
Nope actually... as of 2008, they'd gained about...

Nope actually... as of 2008, they'd gained about 300,000 people. No idea what the financial collapse will do, but prior to that they were still growing pretty steadily.

I loved the city - if I...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-22-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,341
Posted By Sundae
The Kestrel options there are one of the few I...

The Kestrel options there are one of the few I wouldn't really compare to. Kestrel is still pretty consistent post-Fuji and are damned good bikes. It's a shame they're associated with BD, really. :(...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 10-21-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,129
Posted By Sundae
Best shape? Age 18, 4:22 mile, 1:54 800M, 49.3...

Best shape? Age 18, 4:22 mile, 1:54 800M, 49.3 400M in track, 155 lbs, 5'11".

Went to college... became a scientist... knees caught up to me...

Currently? Age 27, 190 lbs, 6'1". I can bike...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-20-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,164
Posted By Sundae
Given the prices my LBS charges for absolute...

Given the prices my LBS charges for absolute pieces of trash, I'll take a BD Kestrel over a LBS Kestrel any day of the week. :lol:

(2008 Talon rider here - absolutely adore it.)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-19-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,953
Posted By Sundae
There's another side that has to be considered: ...

There's another side that has to be considered: How large do you have to make the penalty to deter repeat actions by the offending party?

THAT'S where $1.5M comes in - it's recompense for damages...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-19-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,795
Posted By Sundae
Cell phone, spare tube, patch kit (roads here are...

Cell phone, spare tube, patch kit (roads here are disgusting - I've had four flats in one 20 mile ride thanks to the glass), frame pump, and appropriately-sized allen wrenches.

It all fits in a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-08-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,177
Posted By Sundae
Truly, this is journalism at its grammatical...

Truly, this is journalism at its grammatical finest. Ahhh Texas...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Sundae
I happen to love my Kestrel '08 Talon. ;) It's...

I happen to love my Kestrel '08 Talon. ;) It's my only BD purchase, so I can't really say anything about BD overall, but 1000 miles in and the bike's doing juuuust fine.

On a side note - if I'm...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-25-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Sundae
Get a lawyer, even if just for consultation and...

Get a lawyer, even if just for consultation and so he can say "yup, the amount's good".

This isn't a case of being overly litigious. This is a case where you have been hit by a car, had medical...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-24-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,858
Posted By Sundae
I actually keep a stem-extender around...

I actually keep a stem-extender around specifically for that purpose. I start out the year a bit higher (I'm not allowed to have a trainer in my apartment, so winters have long down-times thanks to...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,806
Posted By Sundae
If you've just recently gotten into cycling,...

If you've just recently gotten into cycling, cycle however it is that you'll have fun. If that's fast, go for fast. If that's long, go for long. Just do whatever it is you do that gets you out...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-02-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,386
Posted By Sundae
Actually, I think we fall into the exact same...

Actually, I think we fall into the exact same category. I'm a former runner (800M guy whose knees hurt too frequently to reliably keep in shape by running. FYI, if you ever have kids interested in...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-02-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,622
Posted By Sundae
The fit is going to matter more than anything...

The fit is going to matter more than anything else will. Check the frame's dimensions before you order it and compare it against your own measurements from a proper fitting first, if you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-02-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,386
Posted By Sundae
Anyone who is a bicyclist is going to say biking...

Anyone who is a bicyclist is going to say biking is more technical than ______. The runners will tell you the same thing but in reverse. So will the sky-divers... at least, those who mastered their...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-01-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,386
Posted By Sundae
The comparison you're putting together is close,...

The comparison you're putting together is close, but not quite right. Cycle = Track Spikes, but jogging shoes = wheels.

Look at competitive runners, particularly those competing at NCAA Division...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-31-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,733
Posted By Sundae
I have two pairs of bike shorts that have an...

I have two pairs of bike shorts that have an outer liner to make them look like regular athletic shorts. I'll toss on one of those and a t-shirt.

As for bike choice, depends where I'm going. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-31-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Sundae
Another issue, depending on your bike shop of...

Another issue, depending on your bike shop of course is the general type of bike that comes with each of the different sets.

My current LBS is a piece of **** all around, but the previous one...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,188
Posted By Sundae
That's actually a really bad way of working it...

That's actually a really bad way of working it for a layperson, because they don't think of brittle as meaning what it actually means. They think of brittle as "really weak and cracks easily"...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-26-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sundae
While this seems to make perfect sense when you...

While this seems to make perfect sense when you think about it, please check your local laws anyway. There are a number of places where bicycling infractions will go on your driving record. There's...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,251
Posted By Sundae
Anyone have any recommendations for nice places...

Anyone have any recommendations for nice places for road cycling in southeastern CT? I'm in Groton right now. So far I just have a big loop that goes through Gale's Ferry and Ledyard area, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-13-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 28,899
Posted By Sundae
There's another thing that BD happens to be very...

There's another thing that BD happens to be very good for - those of us with absolutely worthless bike shops in our area.

Mine does no fits, doesn't let you test-ride except for loops around...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-13-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 669
Posted By Sundae
Pretty much this. Nothing quite like 20-30 miles...

Pretty much this. Nothing quite like 20-30 miles of wind, followed by a return trip for 20-30 miles of... more wind.

(If anyone finds a place with spontaneously-changing hills, I'll gladly come...
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