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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    When I can't sleep, I turn on Netflix to a documentary (usually something about Space) and close my eyes and try to imagine what the narrator is saying. I'm asleep within 10-15'.
    effing genius. this is going down tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    effing genius. this is going down tonight.
    It's a grown man's bedtime story. For real.

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    Damn, no wonder my dad used to always be asleep watching NOVA.

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    Carl Sagan is one of the best for this.
    http://www.hulu.com/search?query=cosmos&st=0&fs=
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    I like Carl Sagan. I like a lot of the new rock stars of physics too, but Carl Sagan will have a special place in my turtle-necked heart.

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    Dear Carleton,

    Since we're talking about Carl Sagan, do you believe in extraterrestrial life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Dear Carleton,

    Since we're talking about Carl Sagan, do you believe in extraterrestrial life?
    Yes.

    On a subjective level, it would be very arrogant to think that we are the only planet in the universe with life as we describe it (not even considering "life" as we yet know how to describe it).

    Objectively, until we find a limit to the universe, we must subscribe to the Infinite Monkey theorem. With an infinite number of galaxies with even more* planets, the probability of "others" existing is a certainty.

    * I know "even more" than infinity doesn't exist. But you get my point.

    For the religious folks:
    If [insert name of deity] is so kind, generous, omnipotent, and omniscient, then it stands to reason that he/she/it would not create the entire universe only to have it wasted by humans on Earth who can only go 250,000 miles (400,000KM) away. Reaching another planet would be mind blowing. Reaching another solar system is impossible unless we figure out how to extend life expectancy past 66 years. So, the Universe is a big waste of space if it was made just for us here on Earth.

    So, yeah. It's pretty safe to assume that there is something else out there. Whether we will ever meet, see, and/or experience them is another question and is more of a debate. Our only chance is to do so is if they come to us. We have never been past our bedroom...much less our home, yard, or neighborhood.

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    I really like how you included a religious view point; very well put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    I really like how you included a religious view point

    while i agree with you its interesting to point out those on 'the other side' wouldnt dare extend the same courtesy. maybe its because logic and fact make faith seem a silly notion?
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    was watching this:



    and wondering if his "jumping" work outs are pretty standard for trackers?

    edit, or do you prefer "trackies" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    while i agree with you its interesting to point out those on 'the other side' wouldnt dare extend the same courtesy. maybe its because logic and fact make faith seem a silly notion?
    A world without religion? That'd be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    A world without religion? That'd be perfect.
    nah, they'd find something else to fight over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    nah, they'd find something else to fight over.
    Science be praised!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    was watching this:



    and wondering if his "jumping" work outs are pretty standard for trackers?

    edit, or do you prefer "trackies" ?
    The jumping workouts (aside from the jump squat) are plyometrics, which are standard for athletes of any sport that involve sprinting or jumping, eg: basketball, football, track & field, baseball, soccer...pretty much every sport except golf...which isn't a sport. Even this guys does them:



    We prefer to be called "trackies"
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    the fact is:
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    i hate jumping...
    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    We prefer to be called "trackies"
    oblig

    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

    next step is recumbent.




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    i lol'd

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    Glad that video was posted. I've got a question for Carleton and anyone else who has some input—wasn't sure if it was new thread worthy or not so I'll just put it in here. If you guys think i should just make a new thread let me know.

    This summer I started couriering, which meant i was biking a lot. I started losing weight pretty quickly because of the cycling and continued to do so through out the summer. I was happy with losing weight as I've never been in shape but i haven't been overweight either but could stand to drop a few pounds. At first i was getting compliments about the weight loss, which is always good to hear. However more recently a few people have been telling me that I'm looking really skinny. I've asked them if it looks unhealthy and they said no but that it has the potential to get there if i keep losing weight. I'm 5'9'' and before I started the courier job I fluctuated between 165 and 170. I haven't weighed my self recently because I don't own a scale, but I'll try and get on one as soon as i can.

    I'm starting to think that i may be to skinny and would like to bulk up and put on a bit of muscle but i have never been one to go to the gym so i wouldn't know where to begin. My question to you Carleton and anyone else is, What kind of work out's should i be doing when i go to the gym? Also should i take any supplements to aid in the process or just have a proper meal plan? Like i said before I've never been one to go to the gym and lift weights so I'm completely lost when it comes to this type of thing. Aside from cycling—which i do a lot— the only other exercise I get is from training in Muay Thai. This consists of a lot of cardio though, so I'm worried I'll get even more skinny. Any advice you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. I forgot to mention that i mainly want to work on my upper body as that is where it is noticeable. My legs are the only parts of me that have gotten bigger because of the cycling

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    dear carleton,

    any suggestions on best treatment for road rash? any road rash related stories?
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    i guess if you were really bored and high you might build something like this. i would choose masturbating. or eating doritos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calbob76 View Post
    dear carleton,

    any suggestions on best treatment for road rash? any road rash related stories?

    start shaving
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    Quote Originally Posted by HankScorpio View Post
    Glad that video was posted. I've got a question for Carleton and anyone else who has some input—wasn't sure if it was new thread worthy or not so I'll just put it in here. If you guys think i should just make a new thread let me know.

    This summer I started couriering, which meant i was biking a lot. I started losing weight pretty quickly because of the cycling and continued to do so through out the summer. I was happy with losing weight as I've never been in shape but i haven't been overweight either but could stand to drop a few pounds. At first i was getting compliments about the weight loss, which is always good to hear. However more recently a few people have been telling me that I'm looking really skinny. I've asked them if it looks unhealthy and they said no but that it has the potential to get there if i keep losing weight. I'm 5'9'' and before I started the courier job I fluctuated between 165 and 170. I haven't weighed my self recently because I don't own a scale, but I'll try and get on one as soon as i can.

    I'm starting to think that i may be to skinny and would like to bulk up and put on a bit of muscle but i have never been one to go to the gym so i wouldn't know where to begin. My question to you Carleton and anyone else is, What kind of work out's should i be doing when i go to the gym? Also should i take any supplements to aid in the process or just have a proper meal plan? Like i said before I've never been one to go to the gym and lift weights so I'm completely lost when it comes to this type of thing. Aside from cycling—which i do a lot— the only other exercise I get is from training in Muay Thai. This consists of a lot of cardio though, so I'm worried I'll get even more skinny. Any advice you guys can give would be greatly appreciated. I forgot to mention that i mainly want to work on my upper body as that is where it is noticeable. My legs are the only parts of me that have gotten bigger because of the cycling
    You probably burn 2-3x the calories that a normal person does in a day...which means you need to eat more, plain and simple. Being skinny means that your body is burning fat for fuel because it does not have enough fuel available in your belly.

    Eat throughout the day, not just breakfast lunch and dinner.

    YOUR BODY IS A MACHINE.

    Choose foods high in complex carbohydrates for energy that you burn through the day. Protein (even whey protein powder) to repair muscles as you recover. If you can tolerate milk, drink it. Lots of good stuff in it.

    Starting Strength is a great book for beginning athletes who want to get stronger. I followed this plan when I started lifting seriously and still follow a lot of it now. I went from squatting less than 135lbs to 350lbs 3 sets of 5 reps all in about 3 months.

    http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Stren.../dp/0976805421

    But, if you are going to lift and courier then you will need to eat even more. But, you probably won't have enough rest and recovery time to be effective in lifting or riding and one or both will suffer.

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    Whoa. Info overload!

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    Dear Carleton,

    How does one determine if he/she is ready to start racing? How does one START racing? (Velo)

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