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05-24-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 428
Posted By berner

I hope so. Actually I'd like to nominate two...

I hope so. Actually I'd like to nominate two write in candidates; for president Angela Merkel and for vice president Jacinda Ardern, Prime minister of New Zealand.
05-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By berner

This is how some states fail; by not taking...

This is how some states fail; by not taking account of consequences and only holding a narrow view. This is not bike related but speaks to the narrow view. I'm rereading "The March of Folly" by the...
05-23-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 428
Posted By berner

An argument can be made that civilized behavior...

An argument can be made that civilized behavior in USA is in the past. We may be hovering just above a failed state like others around the globe.
05-23-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 428
Posted By berner

Richard Leakey, like his father and mother, is an...

Richard Leakey, like his father and mother, is an anthropologist who wrote a book several years ago titled "The 6th Extinction". He describes the geological record showing that there have been five...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

Maybe, but you will definitely become a faster...

Maybe, but you will definitely become a faster listener.
05-23-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,840
Posted By berner

Yeah, Us hermits need to stick together.

Yeah, Us hermits need to stick together.
05-21-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By berner

Sometimes the greatest heros are the least...

Sometimes the greatest heros are the least appreciated.
05-21-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,478
Posted By berner

Bikes are so quiet it is common to startle a...

Bikes are so quiet it is common to startle a pedestrian as I go by. I've installed a bell as notification of my presence. The tinkle of a bike bell is a lot friendlier than the whoosh of a bike going...
05-20-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By berner

Volunteers

I am continually surprised by what people in the trenches, with machine gun fire over head as they deal with covid-19, are willing to endure. Both the NY Times and the Providence Journal have stories...
05-18-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,570
Posted By berner

I was thinking about this entire issue today as I...

I was thinking about this entire issue today as I drove past two closed gyms. Even before the pandemic there were a noticeable number of closed businesses as a result of the last recession. A small...
05-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 597
Posted By berner

I would guess that the weight loss is a likely...

I would guess that the weight loss is a likely reason for discomfort. At least that was the cause of my discomfort after losing weight from 172lbs to 157lbs. I noticed that, just like yourself, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

I've had the best of both worlds, or so I like to...

I've had the best of both worlds, or so I like to think. Born in Brooklyn but grew up 70 miles north in the Hudson Valley in an agricultural community. As a young man I commuted into the city by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,079
Posted By berner

I think such attitudes are a sign of a...

I think such attitudes are a sign of a narcissistic personality which is a close cousin of sociopathy. Sociopaths do not see themselves as a part of society. They see themselves as apart and above....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By berner

Another wedge advocate here. My right knee flops...

Another wedge advocate here. My right knee flops to the inside and tends to brush the top tube which was cured with wedges. I also have very high arches and even with heat moldable foot beds there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

I wondered how she got in also. Probably jumped...

I wondered how she got in also. Probably jumped the fence which should be easy for a healthy dear. Yesterday there were plenty of geese up by Brickyard Pond and already have a flotilla of goslings....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

Growing up in a rural part of upstate New York, I...

Growing up in a rural part of upstate New York, I never once saw a wild turkey. Wild life has been coming back and turkeys are common around the town of Bristol that still has wooded areas. I like...
05-14-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By berner

That is a superb idea except that there are...

That is a superb idea except that there are already many fine craft brews these days. Maybe I could do a survey and publish (pod cast?) the results in the mold of "The Wine Connoissieur". This scheme...
05-12-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By berner

Hands Across The Sea

I've been reading news papers much more frequently than usual because they have more detail than other news outlets. Some stories are more interesting than others. In the NY Times today: 170 years...
05-11-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By berner

I've belatedly realized that there are many...

I've belatedly realized that there are many occupations we rely on to keep the wheels turning. I'm specifically referring to to transit workers and many others who can't work from home. Bless them...
05-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By berner

Medical Pros Are Heros

The NY Times is running a series on the medical pros, the MDs, nurses and others in emergency rooms and ICUs dealing with infection at the risk of their own and their family's well being. The series...
05-08-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By berner

I'm a long time compulsive reader. Now that the...

I'm a long time compulsive reader. Now that the library in town is closed, I'm rereading some favorites on my book shelves. Today I began browsing one I'd read some time ago and quickly got sucked in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

A day or two ago turned out to be a genuine...

A day or two ago turned out to be a genuine Spring day and well warmer than expected. Within a short distance of my apartment I stopped on a quiet street, next to a pond to remove a layer. Also at...
05-06-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By berner

I often think that many people are plain stupid...

I often think that many people are plain stupid with an inability to see the consequences of their actions or in some cases such as that encountered by the OP, the culprits are young enough not to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

Some years ago I used to be able to get chocolate...

Some years ago I used to be able to get chocolate ice cream in a flavor called HEAVY BELGIAN CHOCOLATE. I've forgotten where I used to find it but it was not for causal chocolate users
05-05-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By berner

The other thing the article mentioned, attributed...

The other thing the article mentioned, attributed to the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, to highlight how early in this pandemic we are. is that if we were at a baseball game this...
05-02-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By berner

Meeting Challenges

This news item caught my attention because I worked with a man who was in the same situation as the father in the story. My work mate was from Poland and had been taken prisoner by Germans to a...
05-01-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,995
Posted By berner

I'm 82 and do some strength training. It's my...

I'm 82 and do some strength training. It's my belief, like your doctor that the best exercises, at whatever age, are the one that provide satisfaction and are the ones we will maintain. There is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

A Dolphin Story (Stories)

Dolphins seem to make us happy. They appear to have a permanent smile and strike us as benign. They are playful and and can be seen, even wild ones on You Tube videos, interacting with people at the...
04-26-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By berner

I have a troublesome right knee that causes some...

I have a troublesome right knee that causes some discomfort, not outright pain, no and then. I frequently do knee exercises using lateral movements to strengthen the knee. This works wonders almost...
04-26-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,444
Posted By berner

I began cycling at about age 70 and slowly, very...

I began cycling at about age 70 and slowly, very slowly worked up to the point that a 50 mile ride was a typical distance for long rides. the rest of the time I rode 5-15 miles at a a time for...
04-26-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By berner

Try it on corona virus. If it works you'll be a...

Try it on corona virus. If it works you'll be a hero.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

I've been totally taken by boats and especially...

I've been totally taken by boats and especially sail since I was a little kid. As a consequence of that infatuation I've worked as a boat builder more often than anything else. Now as an old man I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

Gonna be sunny and 60F tomorrow - about perfect.

Gonna be sunny and 60F tomorrow - about perfect.
04-23-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By berner

Covid Dark Humor

We usually fault our government for being slow to respond. This time they turned the tables on us. Several weeks ago I mailed back the 2020 census form. Should they not have waited until after all...
04-22-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By berner

Your post was made about one week ago so I hope...

Your post was made about one week ago so I hope you are still checking this web site. Lennard Zinn is a custom bike builder with a fine book entitled "Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance". He...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

When a teenage boy, a friend rang up for help in...

When a teenage boy, a friend rang up for help in starting his mom's car that had a dead battery. He lived on a property that used to be a farm, and still had several barns and sheds, one shed which...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

She also worked in Asia and Vietnam with a group...

She also worked in Asia and Vietnam with a group providing prosthetics for those who lost limbs. She spent so much time there she spoke Vietnamese was recognized and respected everywhere, North or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

So the federal stimulus and retirement moneys...

So the federal stimulus and retirement moneys arrived at my bank at about the same time and suddenly I feel rich. This must be what it feels like to be Jeff Bezos. Sit around screwing around with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,728
Posted By berner

Are they still around. I lost track of 'em after...

Are they still around. I lost track of 'em after they left Brooklyn, a sad day i can tell you.
04-20-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By berner

I believe you are right in thinking we will...

I believe you are right in thinking we will celebrate too soon. Someone famous, maybe Henry Ford, once said history is bunk. If history is bunk it is only because no one pays attention to it....
04-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By berner

Based on the number of people who do not take...

Based on the number of people who do not take social distancing seriously enough, I'm beginning to suspect that the effect of this pandemic will be like a tsunami. We are in the midst of the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

I once read several books by a West Virginia...

I once read several books by a West Virginia author by name of Mary Lou Setter. She lived for several years in Turkey at a seaside town and had many friends there. After leaving, she returned some...
04-16-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By berner

Here on Bike Forums I read accounts of extremely...

Here on Bike Forums I read accounts of extremely unpleasant interactions between motorists and cyclists. My own experience where I live is just the opposite. Here motorists are courteous frequently...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

I don't need more money. A donation to a local...

I don't need more money. A donation to a local food bank is at the top of my list also.
04-15-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By berner

Covid-19 Peak?

I'm seeing mention in news reports of a peak in the pandemic. I suspect that many people will assume that having reached a peak in the number of infections, the emergency will be just about over....
04-12-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By berner

I'm far from expert on these issues but I pay...

I'm far from expert on these issues but I pay attention to what experts have to say. My book on long distance cycling states that if the pain or discomfort on on the front of the knee, the saddle is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

Today was a fine day here with temps in the mid...

Today was a fine day here with temps in the mid 50s F and clear skies. On pretty days with Narragansett Bay looking inviting, I'm really glad I live here. As far as cycling goes, people are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7,473
Views: 111,093
Posted By berner

I'm probably the oldest guy here except for Zona...

I'm probably the oldest guy here except for Zona Tandem who has not been heard from for a while.This being so, I've likely experienced more aches and pains than anyone else here based on length of...
04-10-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By berner

I'd try a few rides of 80 miles before jumping...

I'd try a few rides of 80 miles before jumping to 100. If you can ride that distance without great discomfort then you are ready for 100. Don't rush it - life is not a sprint. It is a marathon.
04-09-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,010
Posted By berner

It is also not written in stone that there will...

It is also not written in stone that there will be a single peak. As happened in the past, the virus can return months after the first peak.
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