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  1. Thanks AA, but my IQ has dropped by 20 points. ...

    Thanks AA, but my IQ has dropped by 20 points. Interestingly, their tests have really good puzzles. You can study them, get the answers, and learn what they are thinking, and re-frame your thinking...
  2. I don't even know anymore. I can tell only tell...

    I don't even know anymore. I can tell only tell you this stuff is in the archives. I know this sounds like a copout, but when I was an undergrad at Berkeley, they didn't have the journal articles I...
  3. reticulocyte counts are abnormally high Their...

    reticulocyte counts are abnormally high Their levels can be meaured in bone marrow These are replicating red blood cell precursor-cells. Epo raises their numbers.

    Red blood cell mass, in the...
  4. Passing 500 drug tests may convince some...

    Passing 500 drug tests may convince some people..but Marion Jones passed several dozen, yet later admitted she took PEDs.

    If somebody designs PED-dectection-foiling methods that work 40 times...
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    Power meters are good. HR meter, a lot cheaper,...

    Power meters are good. HR meter, a lot cheaper, is arguably just as good. riding a lot," I'm getting blown by nearly everybody, I'm passing some people., I passs or get passed half the time, I'm...
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    Find the the routes you can handle without...

    Find the the routes you can handle without grinding out your knee cartilage. If you're taking on some 18% grade hills, that's very steep, and your cadence is 40, you need to learn how to stand up,...
  7. Lance loses a lawsuit againt USADA. Is he going down?

    Wow! His lawyers suggested this move, and made money, and it cost him some money. Should he keep his riches, and capitulate?
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    I don't want to trash companies. Mike Sinyard...

    I don't want to trash companies. Mike Sinyard bought Gary Fisher/ Tom Ritchie bikes, and sent them to Japan for reverse engineering. I still like Specialized bikes. I have a Crux, for urban riding,...
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    Botto used to pimp Assos. I tried it. I was...

    Botto used to pimp Assos. I tried it. I was riding Gore, Castelli and DeMarchi at the time. After trying Assos, it may be the best. I tend to ride it most of the time now. It's really good. ...
  10. Thread: Bell / Horn

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    Bells were effective in the pre-MP3/earbud era....

    Bells were effective in the pre-MP3/earbud era. Airzound and mini boat horns are much more effective to wake up people who walk or jog with music. You don't need sound devices, you can figure out...
  11. Thread: Music Status?

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    I like Beach Boys. Great harmonies. I'm so old I...

    I like Beach Boys. Great harmonies. I'm so old I rode Itailian lugged steel with first-year Tulio Campagnola designed and first-year supervised 2 x 5 in 1962. I mostly ride Specialized and Cervelo...
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    Rob could be sick. maybe he got hit riding by a...

    Rob could be sick. maybe he got hit riding by a car, or cancer. He tried to make beautiful wheels, if people aren't hearing from him, maybe he was taken out. If you are in his area, go visit him.
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  13. Some good car insurance policies will cover you,...

    Some good car insurance policies will cover you, for unisnsured-driver-caused accidents. They paid me a check to get me to promise not to sue them in the future. It covered my bike-damage-repair...
  14. When your young, and have a "Ferrari engine" you...

    When your young, and have a "Ferrari engine" you dont care what your riding on. When you get older, you pursue comfort, durability. Then it boils down to Assos and Gore Bike Wear. Both expensive,...
  15. Thread: Bib Tights

    by Eclectus
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    I ride Craft, padded bibs, go to. You won't be...

    I ride Craft, padded bibs, go to. You won't be sorry.
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    Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive...

    Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive but fenced in or chained by their owners. I've outrun a few "free-range" dogs, but mostly just stopped and stood my ground, tried first to talk...
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    Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive...

    Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive but fenced in or chained by their owners. I've outrun a few "free-range" dogs, but mostly just stopped and stood my ground, tried first to talk...
  18. I think road riding is preferable. Let me get...

    I think road riding is preferable. Let me get this out, I was hit by an unsinsured driver last Nov. The traffic was too heavy to make a right turn, then move to the left-turn lane within 100 feet,...
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    Last summer it was above-95 for 80 days straight...

    Last summer it was above-95 for 80 days straight here in Kansas. We just drove out to Coastal Cal, 65-80 degrees. THAT'S the PLACE TO RIDE
  20. I test rode a Spzd Roubaix in 09, on a two-day...

    I test rode a Spzd Roubaix in 09, on a two-day paid trial. Brought it back after 30 mi. I liked it, but it wasn't "my bike". They let me take out a Cervelo RS. In the parking lot I felt, "This...
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    Night illumination is really important. But what...

    Night illumination is really important. But what about daytime? Lot's of people ride in sunshine without realizing their small profile in the minds of drivers aren't easily "visible", until the...
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    I dunno. Really, I'm flummoxed. My experience,...

    I dunno. Really, I'm flummoxed. My experience, was my dad got me a nice bike in 62, it was too large, 48 cm, when I was 9 years old and 4'9", I grew into it, and then I probably grew out of it six...
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    Sticky: I'm recovering, with back pain three weeks after...

    I'm recovering, with back pain three weeks after the collision. For advisement FWIW, I think riding in the streets is safer. This was a case where there was extremely heavy rush hour traffic. I...
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    Sticky: I just got hit by a car on Wednesday. I've gone...

    I just got hit by a car on Wednesday. I've gone down lots of times, this was the first bike/car collision in 53 years of riding, mostly on streets and roads.

    I was going to make a certain...
  25. I just don't think people can read it, if you are...

    I just don't think people can read it, if you are riding fast, or riding at all, actually.
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