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Forum: Recumbent 11-21-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By mtalinm
elbows at your sides?!? that sounds great. any...

elbows at your sides?!? that sounds great. any particular model to look for? I am completely new to the genre, not even sure which stores carry them.
Forum: Recumbent 11-21-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By mtalinm
recumbent while recovering from shoulder surgery?

hi, active cyclist here who had rotator-cuff repair surgery a month ago. it could be months until I am cleared to ride a regular bike, given both the extension necessary to ride one and the risk of...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-07-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By mtalinm
please tell me Tony's yellow jersey is legit

no, not doping. but I wonder whether the peleton just let Martin go today out of sympathy for Cav quitting on him two days ago & yesterday's near-miss.

they were interviewing someone from Sky who...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,228
Posted By mtalinm
I love Cocoons. My prescription is so strong that...

I love Cocoons. My prescription is so strong that they can't make wraparound sunglasses for me. I used to have transition lenses, but sun and wind always got in from the sides. Cocoons are great and...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-08-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By mtalinm
Ignore the comments about...

Ignore the comments about you-can-get-better-components-with-bike-X. What sets the Domane apart is the decoupling of the seat tube and seatstays. It glides over bumps and potholes like few other...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-04-15, 07:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,611
Posted By mtalinm
Have also done that. Did not have tools to...

Have also done that. Did not have tools to reattach so got onto the subway during rush hour, with tons of people staring at me. Happened to run into the one guy at work who has a set of bike tools,...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-04-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,611
Posted By mtalinm
Snapped my front derailed 40 miles from home,...

Snapped my front derailed 40 miles from home, trying to pedal uphill while it hardest gear.

Should have thought to put it in the middle ring and head home, but called my wife. She has not...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By mtalinm
I also found that the shorts with padded...

I also found that the shorts with padded underwear did not work. But I kept the shorts and just throw them on over bibs. Otherwise it would be Bad News ... you are probably too thin to understand.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,529
Posted By mtalinm
Yeah, as an uberclyde I feel like a dork. So I...

Yeah, as an uberclyde I feel like a dork. So I slip a pair of thin baggy shorts over the Lycra and it works for me. Every now and then the loose shorts will get caught on the nose of the saddle, but...
Forum: Commuting 04-21-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,819
Posted By mtalinm
I commute 13 miles into Boston on a Trek Domane....

I commute 13 miles into Boston on a Trek Domane. I fit a 30mm Schwalbe tire up front and a 28mm Continental in back, a bit wider than the stock 25s.

Great bike for urban commuting, quite...
Forum: Commuting 04-21-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By mtalinm
It would be easier for us to help you if you were...

It would be easier for us to help you if you were less vague than "South End to Allston." Not asking for your home & work address, but how about a couple of nearby intersections?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-20-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By mtalinm
when you get to drought conditions, we'll start...

when you get to drought conditions, we'll start bragging about how much water we have. enough, OK?
Forum: Road Cycling 01-16-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,970
Posted By mtalinm
I wore a Microsoft Band on my wrist and a...

I wore a Microsoft Band on my wrist and a PowerCal HR strap on my chest for a 45-minute ride. the reported HR was within 2 bpm of each other. can't tell you whether the trends diverged during the...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-13-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,061
Posted By mtalinm
I'll bet that most of these men-in-spandex haters...

I'll bet that most of these men-in-spandex haters spend hours per week watching NFL players prance about in skintight gear below the waist
Forum: Road Cycling 12-26-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,711
Posted By mtalinm
Garmin's...monopolistic power? that's a good one.

Garmin's...monopolistic power? that's a good one.
Forum: Road Cycling 12-26-14, 12:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,711
Posted By mtalinm
enter half your actual weight in the garmin...

enter half your actual weight in the garmin device and you will get more believable estimates
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,578
Posted By mtalinm
True but inly open to bikes a few times per year...

True but inly open to bikes a few times per year for expensive races. I did it once and am pretty sure i hold the record for slowest ride ever ��
Forum: Road Cycling 12-01-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,323
Posted By mtalinm
indeed, I have the same tire in back. 28 Schwalbe...

indeed, I have the same tire in back. 28 Schwalbe (Marathons) would not fit there. clearance must be closer to 27 as the Contis run a bit narrow. read somewhere that Cancellara rides 27s for cobble...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-01-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,323
Posted By mtalinm
32 up front? I haven't tried an AW2, but 30 was...

32 up front? I haven't tried an AW2, but 30 was the biggest I could fit in Schwalbe.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-29-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,323
Posted By mtalinm
My Domane takes a 30mm tire in front (Schwalbe...

My Domane takes a 30mm tire in front (Schwalbe Marathon Racer, also studded Winter) and a 28 Continental GP 4 Seasons in back. I went through a bunch of different tires and those were the widest I...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-28-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By mtalinm
Hearty congratulations to you! That's...

Hearty congratulations to you!
That's certainly one way to work up an appetite.
Very nice that you had a support car. One other approach is to take a crisscross route that goes by your house every...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-28-14, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By mtalinm
also 20 miles here. a real treat to ride with Jim...

also 20 miles here. a real treat to ride with Jim from Boston, who has made a full recovery after someone rear-ended him on a ride home a couple of years ago and put him in the hospital. we took it...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-25-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,167
Posted By mtalinm
I'll never have a vehicle as convenient for bikes...

I'll never have a vehicle as convenient for bikes as was my minivan. but it is gone now.

I have grown quite attached to the Saris Freedom hitch rack, though. it is just wonderful:
* room for 4...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-25-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,978
Posted By mtalinm
maybe you're right, I'll ask the doc. facial hair...

maybe you're right, I'll ask the doc. facial hair grows apace. top of the head is thinning for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-24-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,978
Posted By mtalinm
shaved my legs and never grew back

crashed a few years back and after painful separation of hair, gravel, etc decided to shave.

then I took the winter off and noticed something disturbing: the leg hair did not grow back.

a year...
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