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  1. Thread: Scales are Fun

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    I've weighed my bike also out of perverse...

    I've weighed my bike also out of perverse curiosity. I say perverse because whatever it is, it can't be changed by much at this point. As Hillrider suggested, I climbed up on a bathroom scale...
  2. Thread: letting go

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    I can't begin to tell you the many ways my father...

    I can't begin to tell you the many ways my father and his father before him have influenced my life is ways, that now as a grown man, I'm barely beginning to appreciate. In a nutshell, the time you...
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    Yo Mike, similar situation with me. I'm a fair...

    Yo Mike, similar situation with me. I'm a fair amount older than you but until I retired there was no problem maintaining a svelt waistline and high school weight. I'm healthy and active but but it...
  4. Thread: Shoe Comfort

    by berner
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    I was getting tingly feet with some bike shoes...

    I was getting tingly feet with some bike shoes until I used metatarsal pads under the foot beds. Basically, these shoes are too narrow for my feet but I've been able to make them work.
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    The higher cadence also spares glycogen stores. ...

    The higher cadence also spares glycogen stores. Low cadence uses up anaerobic capacity which would be better used in very hard efforts.
  6. I grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley and still have...

    I grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley and still have family there so I get back about once a year. Lately I've been thinking about bringing the bike on the next visit. I worked on a dairy farm as a...
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    Where's your patriotism? The economy need you.

    Where's your patriotism? The economy need you.
  8. Sculptor, I began life in Brooklyn also but I'm a...

    Sculptor, I began life in Brooklyn also but I'm a country boy now. You need to get cross country skis to find another season to enjoy. Nothing like cold air on your cheeks, spruce boughs bent...
  9. Your problem sounds exactly like Lyme Disease. ...

    Your problem sounds exactly like Lyme Disease. Some MDs are not experienced with diagnosing this and the common blood test is not always accurate. The author Amy Tan has a chapter in one of her...
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    Sometimes when I'm feeling strong, I enjoy...

    Sometimes when I'm feeling strong, I enjoy pushing the pace and piling on some miles. At my age, the pushing and the piling are not much to brag about but at those times it does feel good. Mostly I...
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    Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) – Weather...

    Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) – Weather The vertical profile of the rock pile.
  12. Thread: bare carbon...

    by berner
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    I think I would clearcoat with a uv resistant...

    I think I would clearcoat with a uv resistant coating. Probably an auto supply store would be the easiest source. If brushing is acceptable, look for a good quality urethane marine spar varnish. ...
  13. Carbon laminates are not a single material. There...

    Carbon laminates are not a single material. There are numerous carbon formulations being used. Then, the carbon itself is 50% to about 65% of the total laminate, the remainder being epoxy resin. ...
  14. Reading through the posts, the consensus seem to...

    Reading through the posts, the consensus seem to be mostly in favor of versatility. Many people here commute to work by bike, may not race but enjoy a fast ride on the roads, do shopping or other...
  15. Long ago, maybe during the 1970s before carbon...

    Long ago, maybe during the 1970s before carbon fiber was widely used, I had a conversation with a physicist who worked for Grumman. At that time Grumman was investigating the use of cabon fiber as a...
  16. Thread: What is love?

    by berner
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    What beautiful people and I'm happy they are...

    What beautiful people and I'm happy they are comfortable sharing that beauty.
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    I mount 25mm in front and 28mm in back. My...

    I mount 25mm in front and 28mm in back. My original reason was to ease shocks to a bad back from a plusher ride than 23mm or all 25mm tires could provide. However, in the ensuing years, road...
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    Is it possible you gave up too soon on that turn?

    Is it possible you gave up too soon on that turn?
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    I don't know the source of your shoulder pain but...

    I don't know the source of your shoulder pain but I do know that not all chiropractors are created equal. I one had shoulder pain that had lasted months due to tennis over-use. The chiro I saw know...
  20. Thread: Bonk?

    by berner
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    I also tend not to eat during the day which I is...

    I also tend not to eat during the day which I is ad for speed and endurance during the ride. Lately I've been using Hammer Perpeteum, which contains carbs and some protein in water bottles; about...
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    I very happy you found a new route to rekindle...

    I very happy you found a new route to rekindle the pleasure of cycling. Riding new roads is my favorite thing to do on a bike. In my area there are many country roads so that even if I've ridden...
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    I was hit by a car just a few weeks ago. Both...

    I was hit by a car just a few weeks ago. Both the car and myself were doing about 3 miles per hour. The back wheel was trashed and the front wheel was bent also but straightened with minimal...
  23. The lesson I see is to be hyper-alert at all...

    The lesson I see is to be hyper-alert at all times on the bike. I actually spend time trying to improve my focus while riding. Sometimes it isn't easy on gorgeous days and riding pretty roads and...
  24. Man, do I love those images. Grazia. I have a...

    Man, do I love those images. Grazia. I have a friend I worked with for years before we both retired. He loves the lake Como and keeps trying to induce me to join him one year.
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    I've just been through this. First I installed a...

    I've just been through this. First I installed a new chain followed by a new cassette. This cleared my chain skipping. Had it not, next would have been to check for a bent derailleur followed by...
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