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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 28,868
Posted By berner

My first interest was in voyaging. I had even...

My first interest was in voyaging. I had even picked out a beautiful Hereshoff 36' ketch I was going to build myself. That plan got sidetracked as I began to build boats for a living that ranged from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 28,868
Posted By berner

The topic is baseball. It's not the season but...

The topic is baseball. It's not the season but I'm not a fan anyway of any professional sport. But as a boy of 10 y.o. no sound was sweeter than the crack of a bat hitting a baseball. I grew up in a...
01-08-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By berner

Knees are strong in the usual movements, front to...

Knees are strong in the usual movements, front to back, of running or pedaling. They are much less strong in lateral movements. I have devised a series of lateral strengthening movements with ankle...
12-28-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By berner

The latest thinking by scientists is that the...

The latest thinking by scientists is that the galaxy, which should be teeming with life forms seems devoid of any life save humanity. They speculate such life forms likely obliterated themselves. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 187,300
Posted By berner

Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality...

Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality but I'm not sure which came first. Alex Thomson races a boat called Hugo Boss. ...
12-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By berner

I've always thought the arrow applied to the...

I've always thought the arrow applied to the northern hemisphere only..
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 187,300
Posted By berner

I don't have much, being a former working man,...

I don't have much, being a former working man, but I don't need much so I've been making donations to the Rhode Island Food Bank. I can't imagine not having enough food at home for your kids. After...
12-16-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,425
Posted By berner

Not all, but some of the people who go into...

Not all, but some of the people who go into police work are not hired because of their intellect. It seems the main criteria is the capacity to follow orders without question. Many are ex military.
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12-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By berner

It seems to me that if a saddle is set on the...

It seems to me that if a saddle is set on the verge of being too high, then a small incease in heigth, even as little as 1/8" may well cause a problem in an already troublesome knee. Carbonfiber Boy...
12-06-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,605
Posted By berner

I'm of the opinion that life itself is an...

I'm of the opinion that life itself is an intelligent test. If we respond correctly to life's challenges we stand a good chance of long life. An incorrect response produces the opposite.
12-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,871
Posted By berner

The nutters is one obvious problem. Another is...

The nutters is one obvious problem. Another is the level of mistrust in government and other institutions. A large part of mistrust is the consequences of the kind of people who populate those...
Forum: Foo
11-29-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 928
Posted By berner

I'm a fan of the tried tried and true. The old...

I'm a fan of the tried tried and true. The old Gooney Bird from the "30s is still flying and providing reliable transportation after more than 85 years....
11-29-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By berner

I'm in favor of a sharper image. Reality is...

I'm in favor of a sharper image. Reality is over-rated.
11-27-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By berner

As a buddhist sympathiser I work at avoiding...

As a buddhist sympathiser I work at avoiding distractions and keeping my attention on the ride and the road ahead. It is very easy to get distracted so that we do not see what is ahead. It is a sort...
11-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,607
Posted By berner

I'm a retired boat builder and have worked with...

I'm a retired boat builder and have worked with composites, both glass and carbon. That is a fine job and I would not worry about it. Nevertheless, it costs nothing to keep an eye on it.
11-08-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 42,705
Posted By berner

People with large amounts of money spend large...

People with large amounts of money spend large amounts on their toys. As an example. Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire and keeps a 100' yacht at the Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. I...
11-03-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,995
Posted By berner

It's never too late to be young again. I began...

It's never too late to be young again. I began cycling at about age 71 or so. Gradually built up to more mileage and was surprised to be putting on muscle and enjoying a whole new activity.
10-16-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,134
Posted By berner

I try to get back to my home town, a 200 mile...

I try to get back to my home town, a 200 mile drive, for Christmas. This year the trip is out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 187,300
Posted By berner

One of the funnest experiences I've had was...

One of the funnest experiences I've had was riding the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Train partway to Silverton during a backpacking trip with friends from the Appalachian Mountain Club. On...
10-12-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By berner

I would think a flat back more likely to promote...

I would think a flat back more likely to promote good breathing. Being hunched over looks as if the chest cavity would be compressed to some extent preventing a full breadth. Maybe those guys all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 187,300
Posted By berner

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food...

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food source until I lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. I grew to love grits and now miss it for breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By berner

I had the same problem with my bike when it was...

I had the same problem with my bike when it was new. The offset caused the bike to pull noticeably to one side. After much measuring and I may even have resorted to some prayer, I carefully used a...
10-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,444
Posted By berner

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made...

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made a big push to reduce sugar intake. I eat as much as I wish but have been losing weight by about one pound per week. I have a flat stomach again after...
10-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,993
Posted By berner

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". ...

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". Trump has shown no compassion so it is not surprising he is not shown any. He has worked to divide people despite an oath of office to work on behalf...
09-24-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By berner

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up....

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up. I could see it being higher during mid summer months because R.I. is a vacation/holiday area. People are drawn to the cooler weather and beaches. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 122,987
Posted By berner

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is...

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is not a category on any list. On the other hand, Carlos Santana, 40 years or so after Woodstock, is still going strong....
09-22-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By berner

There has evidently been a recent release of...

There has evidently been a recent release of inmates from the asylum.
09-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By berner

All's Well That Ends Well

A few days ago my car ended up with a dead battery while parked in front of the library. Mostly my own fault as I'd left the headlights on. But the battery was old and it had crossed my mind to...
09-20-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,235
Posted By berner

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your...

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your path but each difficulty dealt with will increase your confidence in dealing with the next difficulty. As said above, reach out to cyclists for advice...
09-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By berner

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden...

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden 26,000 miles since, about 3000 miles per year. Obviously pro tours are not in my future but this does not diminish my enjoyment. Here in coastal Rhode...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 122,987
Posted By berner

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort...

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort of part time job I could do from home. Maybe become a crop circle designer and sell the plans of the web.
09-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By berner

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the...

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the whole country was going down the drain, some real empathy.
09-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,950
Posted By berner

New England has many old towns with narrow...

New England has many old towns with narrow streets. I'm of the opinion that tractor and trailers, when are 40' or more in length are dangerous in many towns and lengths should be restricted.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,639
Posted By berner

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is...

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is one half the problem. The other half is the gear itself. Montbell, a Japanese company makes some super light weight jackets. an have I have an older...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 122,987
Posted By berner

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to...

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to see about once a year, frequently says, "I don't drink anymore". This statement is followed by, "I don't drink any less" as he pours a good measure of...
09-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
09-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
09-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By berner

There is great variability in performance and the...

There is great variability in performance and the capacity to recover.. The article referred specifically to world class or near world class athletes. If such a person has found a way to improve...
09-01-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By berner

The ride I referred to was several years ago. The...

The ride I referred to was several years ago. The club may have temporarily stopped group rides but the club is over 100 years old. Rest assured the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (and women) will ride...
08-30-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By berner

Best Performance

Although I don't train in any structured way and at my advanced age the Olympics is not in my future, the subject is an interesting one. An article in The Sunday NY times today followed several world...
Forum: Foo
08-29-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,658
Posted By berner

Open a wine bottle with a sword?

Open a wine bottle with a sword?
08-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,709
Posted By berner

I hand wash everything immediately after use....

I hand wash everything immediately after use. While still damp with perspiration, just a minute or two of washing does the job.
08-25-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,908
Posted By berner

On the bike, I use insulated water bottles...

On the bike, I use insulated water bottles partially frozen overnight. In mid summer they still only last a few hours with no ice remaining. It just happened I had on hand some wind block fleece from...
08-22-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,605
Posted By berner

Early this year I came across a Ted Talk by a...

Early this year I came across a Ted Talk by a microbiologist whose main point in the talk is that cancer cells love sugar. She can watch such cells multiply under a microscope when fed sugar. That...
08-22-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By berner

The bike club here usually has about 100 or more...

The bike club here usually has about 100 or more riders that eventually get well spread out. Early in the ride though riders are closer together than I like making it more difficult to see the road...
08-22-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,816
Posted By berner

One or two fingers off the bar is fine. Any more...

One or two fingers off the bar is fine. Any more would ruin a smooth aero flow.
08-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By berner

We certainly have a great deal on our plates...

We certainly have a great deal on our plates right now. Wild fires in the West, severe storms in the mid-West, hurricane season bearing down on us in the East, all during a world wide epidemic....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,208
Posted By berner

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance,...

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance, like I do sailing. In the middle of the ocean, you had better be able to fix a problem on your own because it is unlikely anyone will come by to...
08-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,223
Posted By berner

I always amazes me that some people never ask...

I always amazes me that some people never ask questions but also encourage others not to ask any questions either. The rule is, if you never ask questions you never learn anything.

I think a nap...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,825
Posted By berner

We have all heard the saying, "as pointless as...

We have all heard the saying, "as pointless as herding cats" meaning you can't get cats to do anything they don't want to do. Cats get a bad rap. They are affectionate and loving creatures much more...
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