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    Very true.

    Very true.
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    Questioning Conventional Wisdom

    Just a couple of random observations. The classic calf stretch (Leaning up against a wall or using an inclined plane) can be dangerous. It places an enormous amount of stress on a delicate and...
  3. I've only done one. A tour de cure. I got tangled...

    I've only done one. A tour de cure. I got tangled up with too many inexperienced riders. Group riding is definitely a skill. Many of the TDC riders did not possess it. Too many rest stops fueling up...
  4. Strava is fine, and I don't believe it can or...

    Strava is fine, and I don't believe it can or should be held responsible for people's irresponsibility. I use Strava to keep track of my individual performances. I do look at how my friends are...
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    Changing from an 11-25 to 11-28

    I presently have the 10 speed 11-25 Ultegra cassette with 50-34 chain rings. I'm thinking of getting a DuraAce 11-28 cassette. I assume this should work fine except for a B-tension screw adjustment....
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    Maybe the question isn't dumb, but you are dumb...

    Maybe the question isn't dumb, but you are dumb if you answer anything but,"No". I hate that game. When I was asked I said, "I assume for speeding". I did not know that they write that on the...
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    We could get into a whole big philosophical...

    We could get into a whole big philosophical argument here. As long as we agree, as the prosecutor did, that in this case, it was nothing to do with safety and everything to do about money.
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    My ticket was so lame. I saw him at the bottom of...

    My ticket was so lame. I saw him at the bottom of the hill and I put on my brakes. When he pulled out after me I couldn't believe it. I was going to ask for a warning, but I missed my opportunity....
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    Why in God's name would the manufacturer not do...

    Why in God's name would the manufacturer not do this?
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    Why do you suppose he gave me a ticket?

    Why do you suppose he gave me a ticket?
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    Rusty Under the Bottom Bracket

    You know the screw that holds the cable guide to the bottom bracket? Why is it made from a material that rusts? Can it be rplaced with a metal that doesn't rust?
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    I'm gonna disagree. Beautiful Sunday afternoon....

    I'm gonna disagree. Beautiful Sunday afternoon. No traffic. excellent road. well maintained vehicle. highly skilled, unimpaired and experienced driver going DOWNHILL at 57 in a 45. LEO at the BOTTOM...
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    Aftera Crash, Why Don't LEOs Give Tickets?

    My friend was hit by a car that turned left in front of him. The driver clearly failed to yield the right of way;no ticket. I was in a park and i saw a runner get hit by a car. He was running in the...
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    Scenario: Intersection; one lane w/shoulder in...

    Scenario: Intersection; one lane w/shoulder in each direction; I'm first in line turning left; the car going in the opposite diection is also turning left; he has a line of cars behind him. The light...
  15. I find this an interesting phenomenon. I've been...

    I find this an interesting phenomenon. I've been told to "stay off my road" several times. Where does one get the audacity to think that a publiv thoroughfare is somehow "their road"? Two cases...
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    In our case, you could almost sense the thought...

    In our case, you could almost sense the thought process of the motorist. He crept up alongside our group and I believe he initially was going to let us clear his right turn but then for some reason...
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    I know. In my car, we often have vehicles pull...

    I know. In my car, we often have vehicles pull the left turn in front of you. I really believe that somehow, for some reason, we've lost the ability to judge speed, space and time. Maybe it is our...
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    I've Had a Rash of Right Hooks Lately

    These are very dangerous. Once the driver is past, she eliminates you from the equation. I normally ride AFRAP, but I've resorted to being a bit more agressive at intersections and taking the lane to...
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    Don't you think that that the chamois changes a...

    Don't you think that that the chamois changes a lot after a few washings?
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    I'm not impressed with bicycle riding in the...

    I'm not impressed with bicycle riding in the Raleigh area. I am a frequent visitor. The web sites for the local bike clubs are a disaster. The site for the North Carolina BC contains malware. In the...
  21. Best of luck with your new bike. It sounds like a...

    Best of luck with your new bike. It sounds like a very nice set up that I hope you enjoy for many years to come. You certainly bought it from a company that knows its stuff. Nice bike.
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    I'm not getting the reference and I'm not sure if...

    I'm not getting the reference and I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic. It's fine if you are, I just want to know.
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    Mashing vs. Spinning

    Being relatively new to cycling, it seems that these two techniques sort of come and go into style. Spinning is the currently favored technique. I believe some people's natural ability causes them...
  24. I think your advice is good. I just wanted to...

    I think your advice is good. I just wanted to clarify that for a reaction to be considered "allergic" it must occur remote from the initial site. For example, the swelling and itching from a...
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    WTW? Unbelievable!

    WTW? Unbelievable!
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