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  1. Thread: Depression

    by rkokish
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    Have you ever heard of the Esselstyn Diet? It...

    Have you ever heard of the Esselstyn Diet? It actually reverses heart disease. Really. It is not a fad - has been around since Dean Ornish Days, more than 30 years. Several good studies, including...
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    Good News - we are now on the DSM V. Haven't...

    Good News - we are now on the DSM V. Haven't looked to see what the definition is, but you may well have a few more years than you thought.
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    I bought my Surly in 2005 - the ugly (but...

    I bought my Surly in 2005 - the ugly (but distinctive) green one. Only the frame & fork came from Surly. Based on a custom fit, a local shop built it up with parts I picked one at a time. Gruppo is...
  4. I lived and rode in Humboldt (Trinidad) for 37...

    I lived and rode in Humboldt (Trinidad) for 37 years. All the comments you've gotten about drippy weather, limited roads, etc. ring true to me. It's a sparsely populated, not very rich area; there's...
  5. My wife and I love bike touring but flying with...

    My wife and I love bike touring but flying with our bikes as non-standard luggage had become prohibitively expensive, as much as $250 one way for one bike. We did a tour along the Danube on rented...
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    Change the Culture

    Colorado has a 3 foot law. Fortunately, most drivers here are quite courteous and go to great lengths to pass bikes safely and I find that to be the case in most of the areas wherein I've cycled....
  7. Thread: Brooks saddle

    by rkokish
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    I ride Books B-17 on all 3 of my touring bikes....

    I ride Books B-17 on all 3 of my touring bikes. The oldest has over 12,000 miles on it. People either love or hate them. I'm the former. My wife rode the women's version for over 600 miles and...
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    If you need to take the bike by car, Bike Nashbar...

    If you need to take the bike by car, Bike Nashbar will sell you a 4 bike 1&1/4" folding rack rack for $150. The hitch will cost you maybe $250 more, installed. This leaves the entire inside of your...
  9. I have never been completely accurate using the...

    I have never been completely accurate using the roll-out method. GPS is not completely accurate and tires of the same size vary a bit by brand and model. I like to get close using a chart, then find...
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    Not a good idea - likely knee injuries over time....

    Not a good idea - likely knee injuries over time. Try a stem extender or, if you can afford it, Bike Friday will custom build you a bike to put you in any position you want. (www.bikefriday.com - at...
  11. Thread: Bike Friday!

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    YES! I have 5 bikes and really don't need the...

    YES! I have 5 bikes and really don't need the other 4 since I got my Pocket Llama one a half years ago. It does everything well. An amazing piece of engineering and quality construction. Worth every...
  12. V-Brakes are fine

    Disc brakes are great for true off-roading; muddy trails, screaming, super steep descents, etc. In my opinion, any new bike available for $500 is not going to have a frame or suspension suitable for...
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    The best bike for you would likely be a Bike...

    The best bike for you would likely be a Bike Friday Pocket Llama. It is a strong, high quality machine with a high bottom bracket and it takes tires up to 1x1.75 wide, both of which would be great...
  14. Thread: Pocket Llama

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    I've had my BF Pocket Llama for a year now, using...

    I've had my BF Pocket Llama for a year now, using it for day rides and 2 short tours. I posted on the BF site after the first tour. I love it even more after the second. You can find the review at:
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    I wear progressive tri-focals and have used both...

    I wear progressive tri-focals and have used both helmet and eyeglass mounts for years. I like the eyeglass mounts better because they vibrate less and are still there if I have to remove my helmet...
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    Yes - Between my wife and I, we've used 105...

    Yes - Between my wife and I, we've used 105 brifters with Shimano MTB rear derailleurs and 11-34 cassettes on 5 different bikes and they work just fine on every one.
  17. Clear thinking is rare and appreciated even more...

    Clear thinking is rare and appreciated even more rarely. Hard to confuse true believers with (even obvious) facts, but thanks for trying.
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    50's Manhattan Nostalgia anyone?

    As teenagers on Manhattan's midtown west side in the 1950's, most of us got around on 3 speed bikes from Rudge, Raleigh, Hercules, Hermes, etc. One day a friend's older brother told us about a bike...
  19. Good advice from HawkOwl. Healing is very...

    Good advice from HawkOwl. Healing is very individual and doctors are very fallible. A month before turning 60 I broke my arm just below the rotator cuff. Orthopedist said the shoudler was likely...
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    Your motto on this and each of your posts is "72...

    Your motto on this and each of your posts is "72 years old and loving every minute of it." But the post sounds bitter, suggesting that the motto is a wishful rather than accurate representation of...
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    I can bag my Llama w/folding stem just fine. I...

    I can bag my Llama w/folding stem just fine. I suspect it's those big drop bars than make it harder for you.
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    Helmet Ventilation

    My comfortable but poorly ventilated helmet is over 5 years old and the industry says replace. Any science based comments on that? (As opposed to personal belief based assertions that it's all...
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    Your doctor doesn't know how old you are??? Is...

    Your doctor doesn't know how old you are??? Is it just him or is this a statement about the quality of socialized medicine in the UK? (seriously - I'm asking.)

    Also, why did he only "think" he...
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    They say you never forget how to ride a bike and...

    They say you never forget how to ride a bike and I think this is generally true. You said your rode during your youth and loved it.. So have you simply forgotten or is there another problem? Your...
  25. Your problem can is not simple and can NOT be...

    Your problem can is not simple and can NOT be solved online with simple advice from well meaning people who know almost nothing about your body and riding style and in many cases, very little about...
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