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Forum: Commuting
12-14-06, 05:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,852
Posted By SimonEd

Being aware is the best defence, short of this,...

Being aware is the best defence, short of this, anything for self defense that requires fine motor controls is going to be a waste of time. You will be so jeeped up on adrenaline that you wont be...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-06, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By SimonEd

I used to commute in Tokyo in summer so we are...

I used to commute in Tokyo in summer so we are talking about 36-40 C and humid as hell.

I used to take a wash cloth about 1ft square and a bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol. strip off in the toilet...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-06, 02:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By SimonEd

I used to share an apartment with a Moslem from...

I used to share an apartment with a Moslem from Senegal. We both worked at the same factory in Utrect in Holland. He would have his coffee and breakfast around 04:50 with me and we would cycle to...
10-22-06, 01:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,137
Posted By SimonEd

MUWAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Dude gimmie some of that...

MUWAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Dude gimmie some of that Crack you must have Sooooo much of it!!!!!!


Are you out of your mind? Have you seen the belching diesels that look like T-34's going uphill through...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-06, 04:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,627
Posted By SimonEd

Man, you have really hit the sweet spot. (a...

Man, you have really hit the sweet spot.

(a la Randy Jackson)

Check it out dude,

1: Low initial outlay for a great bike
2: Already built up a rapport with the LBS
3: 7 Mile commute...
10-21-06, 05:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Just to make it sound a little less painful, its...

Just to make it sound a little less painful, its 3 pints of protein drink from the top manufactuers. EAS for example, make a product called Myoplex that has 42g of protein per serving. If you can get...
10-20-06, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By SimonEd

You wont need one at all, a lot of supermarkets...

You wont need one at all, a lot of supermarkets will deliver your groceries free if you spend above a certain amount (4000 Yen, about AUD50.00). The people on bikes are complete dick heads though....
10-20-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Just work out your daily needs and then take off...

Just work out your daily needs and then take off 1000 calories worth in fats and carbs and your fat% will take care of itself. If you go too low you will lose too much lean body mass. I have been on...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,790
Posted By SimonEd

Thats not quite accurate here. People in...

Thats not quite accurate here.

People in Tokyo have a car, they just dont drive it. Why? Because they are and marketeers dream. People pay over $1000.00 a year to insure a little Nissan that...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-06, 01:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,333
Posted By SimonEd

LOL, did it look like this? ...

LOL, did it look like this?

http://www.shouri-knife.com/assets/images/Bike.jpg

Used to do 40K a day on her, 5X a week. Man I surpised a lot of people, especially the guys on regulated 50cc...
10-17-06, 12:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,757
Posted By SimonEd

Quite right, I cant remember the % but its...

Quite right, I cant remember the % but its actually higher much cheaper to recycle Alu than to make it from scratch. Again IIRC of all the Alu you see today an incredibly high % of that is recycled....
10-16-06, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By SimonEd

Finding creaks is a pain in the rump and not...

Finding creaks is a pain in the rump and not usually the BB. Get him to clean the seat stem or whatever its called and tighten his pedals. I mean really tighten them, they might feel like they are...
10-07-06, 06:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,757
Posted By SimonEd

I use Petrol, in fact I have been using the same...

I use Petrol, in fact I have been using the same pint of petrol for nearly a year. I wash and then pour it back in the bottle I store it in (MSR Fuel bottle) I find it to be the best thing for my...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-06, 01:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,662
Posted By SimonEd

No, you dont have to do anything. I run an...

No, you dont have to do anything.

I run an Avid BBDB (probably a relic by todays standards) but adjustment is super simple and super fine.

They stop on a sixpence(and my commuting weight is...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-06, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By SimonEd

You can get a little bottle of that rust eater...

You can get a little bottle of that rust eater that stops the rust and puts a sort of coating on it to seal it. The stuff I have used looks like milk, just put it on with a sponge (wear gloves, its a...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-06, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By SimonEd

Exactly, and Once you put the valve in the...

Exactly, and

Once you put the valve in the wheel dont run the nut all the way on, just a couple of turns and push the valve into the tyre space so the beads of the tyre can sit correctly, then...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-06, 09:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By SimonEd

GEAX Evolution if you must ride on a wide tyre....

GEAX Evolution if you must ride on a wide tyre. (1.9) They go to about 65 psi and have a bead in the middle that cuts down a lot on rolling resistance. These and the Slime strips and you will be...
09-26-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,921
Posted By SimonEd

I wrote Of course there are considerations...

I wrote

Of course there are considerations like connective tissue and joints

The OP wrote

I dropped about 5 lbs and gained legs that look like tree trunks.

I wrote
09-26-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,921
Posted By SimonEd

Well done! Its not easy for people to start and...

Well done! Its not easy for people to start and stick when they are so heavy to start with. I know this is a bike forum and this may be seen as heresy, but if you can find a propper running track,...
09-26-06, 06:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Oatmeal has been my fuel of choice for a long...

Oatmeal has been my fuel of choice for a long time. Its easy to make nice sweet snacks too that are not messy and keep great if you cant get to a fridge.

Get a cup of Oatmeal (Regular Quaker stuff...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-06, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By SimonEd

I used to commute all year, temps went from 0~40C...

I used to commute all year, temps went from 0~40C

In the winter, the only thing I did different was wear gloves and a super thin windbreaker for the first 5K or so. When I hit the lights at a big...
09-26-06, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,942
Posted By SimonEd

I use Michelin Transworld City (1.5" & 90psi) I...

I use Michelin Transworld City (1.5" & 90psi) I am 234, so with fanny pack, water and bike about 260lbs. I have 3000KMS on the rear and its starting to look a little tired. I think it will give...
09-25-06, 08:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

On your off days (if you have one) you can drop...

On your off days (if you have one) you can drop about 50% of your carb calories, but maintain the protein. If you are feeling a little fuzzy eat some fruit.

The reason for this is that the brain...
09-25-06, 05:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Take in 200g of protein a day and 300g of carbs,...

Take in 200g of protein a day and 300g of carbs, cut out all the optional fat (like butter, spreads and sauces)

Make sure your calories from the carbs are from stuff low on the glycemic index...
09-25-06, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 759,128
Posted By SimonEd

Holy Smoke! Good job!

Holy Smoke! Good job!
09-25-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Protein I wanted to talk a bit about this...

Protein

I wanted to talk a bit about this while is so important, so here is the quick and dirt version.

Most of us have heard the term 'complete protein' but what exactly is it?

A...
09-25-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Starving yourself will cause a loss of LBM. A...

Starving yourself will cause a loss of LBM. A loss of LBM will result in your calorie burning capabilities to be lessened (you now have a 1.5L Engine instead of the 5L V8 you had before) Also, as Tom...
09-25-06, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By SimonEd

As Tom said, the fuel you take in is of the...

As Tom said, the fuel you take in is of the utmost importance. However, there is another aspect and that is the duration that you exercise for.

No matter how big or slim one becomes your heart and...
09-24-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Thanks! :D You cant, its best to be honest...

Thanks! :D

You cant, its best to be honest and err on the side of caution. If you look like the Michelin man, when you sit down but are not slouching, think around 40% to be conservative.

On a...
09-24-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

I have to do my lifting now (Hate mondays its...

I have to do my lifting now (Hate mondays its always the heaviest day because of the weekend rest :( )

But I hope to add some stuff later today on protein

nb. When I say 'you' I am not...
09-24-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Tom, I am not going to read that link info until...

Tom, I am not going to read that link info until I have finished, this way I can see how much I remembered :)

OK, So I am now assuming you have calculated how many calories you expend for each...
09-24-06, 05:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,955
Posted By SimonEd

Tom, agreed on the point that there are...

Tom, agreed on the point that there are individuals that have a natural ability to hold onto weight longer than others. My point however was just to illustrate that given a strick enough 'diet'...
09-23-06, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 759,128
Posted By SimonEd

There are many advantages to any exercise that...

There are many advantages to any exercise that increases your heart rate. I have been out of the personal training game for a while, but IIRC here are some of the goodies to look forward to feeling...
09-23-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By SimonEd

Try using Google Earth to scope out a possibly...

Try using Google Earth to scope out a possibly faster/quieter/shorter way to go. Or, just go the old fashined way and get a good scale map of your area and take a look at it. I managed to ride about...
09-22-06, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By SimonEd

LOL I read through all that and said to myself,...

LOL I read through all that and said to myself, PEDALS! :)

Mine click now and then and I used to think it was the BB or something missing lube.Mine sound like the 'pink' you get from cooling...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-06, 01:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By SimonEd

Wind is nasty, but it can be a lot of fun too. I...

Wind is nasty, but it can be a lot of fun too. I cycle on a dedicated path along a river that goes literally for hundreds of K's. Not too long ago I had battled into the head wind, but coming home I...
Forum: Asia
09-21-06, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By SimonEd

I get any serious questions answered at the Y's...

I get any serious questions answered at the Y's academy group in the Akasaka area. There is a guy there on the racing bike floor that speaks great English that could probably help you out. They have...
09-20-06, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By SimonEd

Get an offical looking T-Shirt that makes you...

Get an offical looking T-Shirt that makes you look like a cop coming off duty, better yet, get a S.W.A.T one and carry a rifle case with your sandwiches and brolly in it ;)
09-20-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,253
Posted By SimonEd

Yup, I had a couple go out of true on me (26 mile...

Yup, I had a couple go out of true on me (26 mile RT commute a day) so I got a hand built one

36 Spoke (front is 32) on an XT Hub and Mavic 721 rims. I have 2000 miles on it and its still as true...
09-20-06, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,266
Posted By SimonEd

Look at AVID for brakes. I have the BBDB (Ball...

Look at AVID for brakes. I have the BBDB (Ball Bearing Disk Brake) from about 4-5 years ago. I am 234, with a loaded commuter bike, the all up weight is around 280 and the Avid brakes flipped me once...
09-20-06, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By SimonEd

Your LBS sound like a decent enough bunch. It...

Your LBS sound like a decent enough bunch. It also sounds like you will be getting what you really want. There will probably be an adjustmet period for your ass and a couple of muscles, but on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-06, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By SimonEd

A: Desire Thats why there are so many fat...

A: Desire

Thats why there are so many fat asses out there bemoaning their weight and all the heart meds they are on, blah blah blah!

Either do it or dont, no one can motivate you for long...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-06, 10:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,274
Posted By SimonEd

My 2c worth is first to ask, does the bike fit...

My 2c worth is first to ask, does the bike fit you well?

If Yes, then I would suggest this.

1: Get some good slicks that will go around 90 psi+ That will make the bike feel about half the...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-06, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,364
Posted By SimonEd

Pure class! :D

Pure class! :D
Forum: Commuting
09-18-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 42,916
Posted By SimonEd

Sorry, cant agree with this at all. If you live...

Sorry, cant agree with this at all. If you live in a large city full of morons that are not fully awake, using their cell phone or just self absorbed you absolutely owe it to yourself to get the best...
09-18-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By SimonEd

I know this isnt the answer you are looking for...

I know this isnt the answer you are looking for but it is related.

I dont really want to get into the nitty gritty here but I used to be a strength coach and I did some work with performance...
09-18-06, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 759,128
Posted By SimonEd

All you guys did great!:eek: Damn, I am...

All you guys did great!:eek:

Damn, I am only looking to loose about 30lbs.

Of you guys that lost a lot of weight, what was the single biggest improvement in your life from the result of all...
09-18-06, 01:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,210
Posted By SimonEd

I like the answer above the most, but my pissy...

I like the answer above the most, but my pissy side would say to get a CCW and carry it.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,093
Posted By SimonEd

Get some bar ends, it will make it a lot more...

Get some bar ends, it will make it a lot more comfortable and give you at least 3 ways to position your hands. Since you only go 1 mile it wont really make much difference, but I think you will be...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By SimonEd

It all depends on how far you commute :) I...

It all depends on how far you commute :)

I had an old'ish MTB with a crap chainset and fat tyres. I wanted a Cannondale Bad Boy but, 'She who must be obeyed' made me try it out first to see if I...
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