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  1. There was a debate on another thread about...

    There was a debate on another thread about calories per mile on a bike. They were discounting the difference in weight between riders and saying that 31 cals/mile was the number. Turns out there is...
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    I took that for sarcasm and discounted...

    I took that for sarcasm and discounted accordingly.

    j.
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    The problem is we have conflicting and unresolved...

    The problem is we have conflicting and unresolved versions of "sanity." So, you basically have the thing backwards.

    J.
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    That still doesn't square against the published...

    That still doesn't square against the published research which was the basis for the numbers in most of the computers and what nutritionists and others are using. There is a discrepancy that needs...
  5. Very sorry to hear of this and glad you're ok. ...

    Very sorry to hear of this and glad you're ok. I'd like to know more about this given that I live here and ride here a lot.

    J.
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    I'm having a hard time with that sort of an...

    I'm having a hard time with that sort of an explanation. I think that these suppliers are trying to get it right and have made good faith efforts to do so. I am using Cyclemeter by Abvio on an...
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    What gets me is that cycling caloric burn is...

    What gets me is that cycling caloric burn is probably the most studied of all because of it's easiest to do in the lab. So how come there is such a massive discrepancy between peer reviewed study...
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    How does that vary with rider weight/size? J.

    How does that vary with rider weight/size?

    J.
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    That sounds a little on the conservative side to...

    That sounds a little on the conservative side to me. I'd say that it's probably in the range of 40-60 per mile.

    If I use my bike computer with no HRM, I get to about 70 per mile. With the HRM...
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    FWIW, I recently got a HRM and did some of the...

    FWIW, I recently got a HRM and did some of the exact same rides I've done without it. The differences was about 100 calories out of 1100.

    J.
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    It's actually pretty easy to gain weight while...

    It's actually pretty easy to gain weight while exercising if you don't precisely control the intake.

    I have a busy life including a fair amount of business travel. I've struggled with weight...
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    You may find this interesting. I recently...

    You may find this interesting.

    I recently also bought a Garmin Edge 1000 (partly for business reasons - another story) to be able to connect to my bike's Di2 system. I then also bought the...
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    From the SNELL Foundation: Why should you...

    From the SNELL Foundation:

    Why should you replace your helmet every five years?The five-year replacement recommendation is based on a consensus by both helmet manufacturers and the Snell...
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    mfg=manufacturer. The $50 question is up to...

    mfg=manufacturer.

    The $50 question is up to you. If my helmet took a good shot, I'd replace it. Bike helmets accumulate damage over time since the foam compresses from each whack the helmet...
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    They don't have the capability to check it out...

    They don't have the capability to check it out but they should be able to send it to the mfg for you.

    J.
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    I'm not going to get into my personal insurance...

    I'm not going to get into my personal insurance plan with you but I can assure you that the things you mention here are not a problem in my particular case. I have looked into it and it has a lot to...
  17. Thread: helmet miror

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    Here's the replacement for that. I think this is...

    Here's the replacement for that. I think this is the best helmet mirror out there. I have one and have used it.

    HubBub Helmet Mirror | HubBub Custom Online

    It's a good mirror, but it drives...
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    How old is the helmet? If it's more than 3...

    How old is the helmet? If it's more than 3 years, you're probably due anyhow. Time to go shopping.

    J.
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    Often, you can have the mfg check it. Hard to...

    Often, you can have the mfg check it. Hard to say, but you certainly could have compromised it's ability to absorb impact. That's one of the reasons that mfgs recommend replacing your helmet on a...
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    ^this. The hack shop can cost you that much in...

    ^this.

    The hack shop can cost you that much in screwed up service or wrong component selection alone. How much would you be willing to pay after you hurt from that crappy fit. $60 would seem...
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    You can get a Gunnar frame for about that. ...

    You can get a Gunnar frame for about that.

    Custom Bicycle Frames from Gunnar Cycles USA

    Same with Rodriguez Bikes.

    Steel bike frames - Handmade by Rodriguez Bicycles Company in Seattle
    ...
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    I have pretty comprehensive homeowners, auto,...

    I have pretty comprehensive homeowners, auto, boat(s), umbrella liability coverage and business insurance all with the same company (Farmers). There is no additional cost for this and claims like...
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    Who am I to argue with what you think your head...

    Who am I to argue with what you think your head and cognitive ability are worth.

    We've had significant experience with moderate to severe TBI in our family. We're more than willing to pay for...
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    There's this really cool new invention that helps...

    There's this really cool new invention that helps with this problem so that you *can* ride really nice bikes and not have to worry about them. It's called "insurance." Maybe you've heard of it?
    ...
  25. They did a while ago, I think I have a pair...

    They did a while ago, I think I have a pair somewhere. In general, I don't like those kinds of pedals. But for those times when you want to do that, you can make any two sided pedal into a single...
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