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07-21-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,782
Posted By Ratzinger

I drink Tim Horton's coffee and I've got the bike...

I drink Tim Horton's coffee and I've got the bike to match.
05-11-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,105
Posted By Ratzinger

Wow, I have certainly never heard of the legal...

Wow, I have certainly never heard of the legal requirement to have reflective tape and reflectors at all times, just front and back lights when it's dark, dusk and dawn.

I was ticketed 5-6 years...
09-07-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,046
Posted By Ratzinger

Nobody is saying that the cyclist deserved to get...

Nobody is saying that the cyclist deserved to get hit. We're discussing whether the cyclist deserved to get charged with assault.

I'm sure we all agree that the cab hitting the cyclist is...
09-07-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ratzinger

Bikes can't beat motorcycles off the line if the...

Bikes can't beat motorcycles off the line if the motorcycle gives it a bit more gas. They're probably just riding in a reasonable way in traffic. Once I read here someone saying that bikes can beat...
09-07-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Ratzinger

Probably the Biopace chainring.

Probably the Biopace chainring.
09-06-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,046
Posted By Ratzinger

Or the cabbie could have rolled up his window...

Or the cabbie could have rolled up his window after the cyclist assaulted him, which would make sense. We just don't know everything that happened- the video just shows the end of their altercation.
08-24-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,060
Posted By Ratzinger

I've had them on a couple bikes. They felt a bit...

I've had them on a couple bikes. They felt a bit different but nothing to write home about. Sheldon wrote about how he liked to use a Biopace ring on fixed gear bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 15,979
Posted By Ratzinger

There is one important point to long socks- being...

There is one important point to long socks- being able to tuck your pant leg into them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,289
Posted By Ratzinger

The good news is that you can still ride the old...

The good news is that you can still ride the old stuff, and with ebay and the like, it's easier than ever to get your hands on what you want.
07-22-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,020
Posted By Ratzinger

Let's see this Marinoni!

Let's see this Marinoni!
07-21-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Ratzinger

You've never ridden a computer bike? lol...

You've never ridden a computer bike?

lol newb

But on a seriously note, they're the bikes in TRON.
07-18-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,004
Posted By Ratzinger

This is great!

This is great!
07-15-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,070
Posted By Ratzinger

The reaction is not because a person got healthy...

The reaction is not because a person got healthy (a good thing!), but the BS lessons that people could take from this.
Yes his cholesterol level dropped, but he also started exercising, which he...
07-15-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,070
Posted By Ratzinger

For sure, we can't ignore the fact that what we...

For sure, we can't ignore the fact that what we eat really matters. It's not just about calories. If a person ate 2000 calories of white sugar and another ate 2000 calories of vegetables and meat,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,279
Posted By Ratzinger

Bike racing isn't really a real sport, more like...

Bike racing isn't really a real sport, more like a contest to see who is best at exercising.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-16, 09:27 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,664
Posted By Ratzinger

I agree these places need moderation. Every...

I agree these places need moderation. Every discussion website needs it. I just think it's funny that the word of that other website is censored.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,664
Posted By Ratzinger

That is one thing to be said about this forum....

That is one thing to be said about this forum. There is an incredible depth of knowledge and experience. As newer technology and platforms cater more to our shorter attentions, they offer fewer...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,664
Posted By Ratzinger

I can't name it, it's censored. Hey, at 33 I'm...

I can't name it, it's censored. Hey, at 33 I'm pretty much an old fart when it comes to this internet stuff, but I know that people generally aren't flocking to message boards now. I agree that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,664
Posted By Ratzinger

I imagine there will be an ongoing use base here...

I imagine there will be an ongoing use base here for quite some time, but I think that a board like this does not have much to it that will attract newer, younger users. Young people are already on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,664
Posted By Ratzinger

Maybe not dying but I wouldn't be surprised if...

Maybe not dying but I wouldn't be surprised if it's slowing down. Message boards are kind of old-school now, and a bit more clunky to use than something like ******

Edit: Haha so I guess names of...
06-02-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4,869
Views: 574,878
Posted By Ratzinger

How flat is it?

How flat is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,473
Posted By Ratzinger

"I also have water stops on the route if need be....

"I also have water stops on the route if need be. "

If you don't already know you'll need water stops on a 100 mile ride in 112 degree weather, I wonder whether or not you know your body well...
05-31-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,928,106
Posted By Ratzinger

Hey, that qualifies as a century in my country....

Hey, that qualifies as a century in my country. One of the many perks of living in Canada.
05-31-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24,462
Views: 1,928,106
Posted By Ratzinger

Not to drudge this whole thing up again, but I...

Not to drudge this whole thing up again, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I had a burrito in the Bay Area with rice in it and guess what, I like it.

There, I said it.

And there's a...
05-09-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,685
Posted By Ratzinger

I would buy one mountain bike cuz I want to ride...

I would buy one mountain bike cuz I want to ride the trails so bad but I don't know which bike because I don't know ****-all about bikes.
05-09-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By Ratzinger

Yum, is that shrimp?

Yum, is that shrimp?
05-06-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,685
Posted By Ratzinger

I'm actually headed to San Francisco in a few...

I'm actually headed to San Francisco in a few days! Prepare for a rice shortage in the Bay Area because I'm going to be eating burritos for every meal.
05-06-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,685
Posted By Ratzinger

A burrito that is 95% rice? Did someone make that...

A burrito that is 95% rice? Did someone make that just for this forum?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,050
Posted By Ratzinger

That is strange? I'm curious- where are you...

That is strange? I'm curious- where are you located? On the MUPs in Toronto, the bell does the trick. I don't think I've ever seen anyone looking up to the sky.
05-06-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,685
Posted By Ratzinger

You homework for tonight is to get drunk a...

You homework for tonight is to get drunk a re-write it. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,050
Posted By Ratzinger

The only comment more useless that **** would...

The only comment more useless that **** would either be ib**** or perhaps the one I'm posting right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Ratzinger

The bike has STI shifters, if I'm not mistaken....

The bike has STI shifters, if I'm not mistaken. The easiest way to learn is to look up "How to use STI shifters" on youtube.

Here is one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YYzVjWDJy0

Edit:...
05-02-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,719
Posted By Ratzinger

If you're changing out the stem, make sure the...

If you're changing out the stem, make sure the clamp diameter matches the handle bars you're getting.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

Sure, stress hormone has been mentioned.

Sure, stress hormone has been mentioned.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

Actually, as OP later elaborated, his question...

Actually, as OP later elaborated, his question was really about how people can let themselves be fat, not really about how a potbelly is formed. He just can't understand how some people would let...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

You guys have figured me out! I'm not actually...

You guys have figured me out! I'm not actually the 33 year-old unattractive loser who rides bikes that I've been pretending to be all along.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

I was just amused that it was presented like a...

I was just amused that it was presented like a little test that's easy to do at home.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

So, has anyone tried this quick little test? Just...

So, has anyone tried this quick little test? Just curious...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ratzinger

I have a bike with Biopace. Going from one bike...

I have a bike with Biopace. Going from one bike to another, it does feel a bit different. But it's hard to notice. It feels smooth and almost like the cranks are shorter or something.

Anyway...
04-25-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,498
Views: 316,333
Posted By Ratzinger

I don't like that this bike isn't my size and...

I don't like that this bike isn't my size and that it's not in my possession. Also the chain for the saddle looks awkward but I think it's ok to prioritize practicality over beauty.
04-22-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ratzinger

If I don't develop bike-induced ED by the time...

If I don't develop bike-induced ED by the time I'm 90 I'll consider my life to be a waste.
04-22-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ratzinger

I think that 93% of of the time we are behaving...

I think that 93% of of the time we are behaving badly because we are posting out of frustration because we want to be cycling but they're not because of work/weather, and they want to talk about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdominal_obesity ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdominal_obesity

Interesting, according to this article, alcohol consumption is associated with a higher risk of obesity in men, but there isn't evidence to suggest...
04-21-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,156
Posted By Ratzinger

Cool rig. I have no tips except keep riding and...

Cool rig. I have no tips except keep riding and ride as much as you can.
04-21-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,688
Posted By Ratzinger

OP, my 2 cents for what it's worth, your post had...

OP, my 2 cents for what it's worth, your post had a meaningless title, vague question, and lots of extra details that could be perceived to be try-hard bragging. The bored interneterati are going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

I'm here because we've been having an interesting...

I'm here because we've been having an interesting discussion about health and weight despite the original subject, which is: Why is it that Lazyass can't understand how people can let themselves get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

@Lazyass...

@Lazyass (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=133361), I'm curious to know what you're hoping to get out of this discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

What is misleading exactly? edit: NVW I...

What is misleading exactly?

edit: NVW I thought you were talking about what I wrote.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

This thread has outlived it's usefulness anyway....

This thread has outlived it's usefulness anyway. OPs question was answered. You see cyclists with bellies because of
1) Caloric Surplus
2) Perhaps other factors like alcohol and cortisol
3) bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 24,788
Posted By Ratzinger

Questions about what exercise increases...

Questions about what exercise increases metabolism are interesting. Could be that lifting is better, but I think it MOSTLY (maybe 90%?) comes down to calories in/out. Other factors do matter, but...
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