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  1. Longevity is one thing but qualify of life is...

    Longevity is one thing but qualify of life is another that is so important!
    It is easier to get over a cold or flu if you are fit --surgeons and doctors prefer by far treating fit people!
    I got...
  2. Thread: Wasted week

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    It happens--keep a positive attitude and it will...

    It happens--keep a positive attitude and it will go faster!
    Just got back on the bike after 6 weeks for a dislocated and fractured big toe with pins sticking out and now getting over an inguinal...
  3. Thread: inguinal hernia

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    This thread is reassuring--thank you--had it done...

    This thread is reassuring--thank you--had it done laparoscopically 2 days ago went for a second opinion that payed off as I wanted to avoid having an open surgery which apparently takes longer to get...
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    If you get the right bike it should last for ever!

    If you get the right bike it should last for ever!
  5. All these supplements are absolutely...

    All these supplements are absolutely useless--plenty of news reports lately describing their uselessness and frauds! Of course we all want that magic pill and some are taking advantage of our...
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    Get a taste of freedom and open space from small...

    Get a taste of freedom and open space from small apartments in Paris when I was a teenager!
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    The weirdos or whatever you may call them come in...

    The weirdos or whatever you may call them come in all shape, size etc. and are not exclusive to our area, actually they have no frontiers--but count your blessings they are not in a car or truck!
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    This is in the context of road bikes that we see...

    This is in the context of road bikes that we see on professional circuits that most of us drool over:
    But of course one can ride any bikes one wants but why take risks when cycling is dangerous...
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    Alright--no snake bites but damaged rims and...

    Alright--no snake bites but damaged rims and wheels!
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    No problem with 9--10 cogs is iffy but doable for...

    No problem with 9--10 cogs is iffy but doable for the experienced.
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    You must mean index shifting (not "click...

    You must mean index shifting (not "click shifting"), the use of carbon fiber is by far more important than disc brakes and so is lycra with synthetic chamois.
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    In general to calculate tire pressure is to...

    In general to calculate tire pressure is to divide your weight in kilograms by 10 to come up with the amount of "bars" (measurement of pressure) Most floor pumps will have "psi" as well as "bars"
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    In general road bikes (as in TDF) and their...

    In general road bikes (as in TDF) and their components are designed with a maximum weight of 200 pounds--more or less!
    After all you don't see "many" professional cyclists over 200 pounds!
    Weight...
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    You are absolutely correct, but on a practical...

    You are absolutely correct, but on a practical point of view--not so sure!
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    Nothing to do with luck and not everybody in fact...

    Nothing to do with luck and not everybody in fact only a few ride Mitchell Canyon because it is similar to "repack" for the riders who remember when brakes overheated and failed back in the 70s hence...
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    Foldable tires are a little lighter, somewhat...

    Foldable tires are a little lighter, somewhat more comfortable and helps that angular momentum--anything over 200 pounds requires strong wheels--don't take the risk of wheel failure going down at 30...
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    My mountain bike (BSA) has discs brakes but I am...

    My mountain bike (BSA) has discs brakes but I am not crazy about them, first they rub, second they are noisy and third melted the rear one so bad that I had to buy a new set! Yes a lot of steep...
  18. Thread: Fender Decisions !

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    443028 Ron Cooper frame. Fenders complete...

    443028

    Ron Cooper frame.

    Fenders complete the look--they can be a real asset visually and of course for comfort in the rain--not needed so much in California for the past few years, but I leave...
  19. Thread: Is This Too Much

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    On a bicycle it is never too much--enjoy!

    On a bicycle it is never too much--enjoy!
  20. "Less" troubles during the week, particularly...

    "Less" troubles during the week, particularly between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. when most are either in school or at work. But the crazies behind a steering wheels are still around but less...
  21. A thick rubber band or a tie right below the...

    A thick rubber band or a tie right below the strap so it does not slide down--or even a collar that are used for lights?
  22. Thread: I Hate Meds

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    Walking/cycling pharmacy--make sure your doctor...

    Walking/cycling pharmacy--make sure your doctor knows about your sport and wishing you the very best!
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    Not good to talk about crashes! (bad karma) ...

    Not good to talk about crashes! (bad karma)

    Fewer as you get older and wiser but mainly du to more experience!

    Stay safe!
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    For such a price it must be the name!

    For such a price it must be the name!
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    There is a couple of hours of energy stored in...

    There is a couple of hours of energy stored in your muscles (glycogen.)

    So the question is whether you want your blood to go to your stomach (digestion) or your leg muscles (moving forward?)
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