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01-19-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,233
Posted By Mark Stone

Remember "New Coke"??!?

All the talk, science, $$$, in regards to self-driving cars is simply BS.

People, at least in the USA, love driving. Their cars are both status symbols and where drivers exercise their power and...
01-18-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Mark Stone

I don't listen to pro reviews, however on most if...

I don't listen to pro reviews, however on most if not all new bikes it's easy to find user reviews. To my way of thinking, if there's a bunch of actual user reviews it's easy to find consensus on a...
01-17-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

Today I worked the morning shift. I'm already...

Today I worked the morning shift. I'm already over 10,000 steps at 10am this morning - and I'm still going out to exercise walk this afternoon. Morning shift rocks!
01-14-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

Wow!! Congratulations!! It sounds like you had a...

Wow!! Congratulations!! It sounds like you had a blast. And chocolate cake to boot!

Hey Charlene a suggestion: Try some alternate lacing patterns on your kicks ("kicks" = hipster for shoes lol)...
01-13-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,827
Posted By Mark Stone

*you're. You're welcome. EDIT: I see...

*you're.

You're welcome.

EDIT: I see this has already been mentioned. :-)
01-13-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Mark Stone

That is my experience also - 99.9% of drivers I...

That is my experience also - 99.9% of drivers I encounter are friendly and/or non-aggressive. The few that are "honkers" or swerve out of their lane to terrorize me clearly do it on purpose....
Forum: Commuting
01-12-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,204
Posted By Mark Stone

I completely agree. I'm "dominant" in traffic,...

I completely agree. I'm "dominant" in traffic, but in one city in particular that I lived in (Denver) getting to work was faster by riding slower on the bike paths. :)
Forum: Commuting
01-12-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,204
Posted By Mark Stone

I have two powerful led headlights (one 1300...

I have two powerful led headlights (one 1300 lumens, the other 600) and on Halloween Night I set them on the ground, pointing up through the two trees in my front yard in flash mode. What an effect!...
01-12-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mark Stone

I agree with the others - Keep your bike in your...

I agree with the others - Keep your bike in your apartment by the front door.
01-11-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,170
Posted By Mark Stone

Sounds like a good idea to keep your bike in the...

Sounds like a good idea to keep your bike in the house instead of the garage :) :thumb: ----- At least in icy conditions.
01-11-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Mark Stone

My experience is the same as yours - I have a bad...

My experience is the same as yours - I have a bad situation with a car about once every two or three years, if that. What I was saying is that when it does happen, it is not because the driver didn't...
01-11-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By Mark Stone

I broke a Reynolds 501 butted steel frame once,...

I broke a Reynolds 501 butted steel frame once, hitting a pothole on my new Centurion road bike. It was around 1980 and I weighed around 200↑↓. The break was about 3 or 4 inches down the downtube....
01-11-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Mark Stone

I think that many, if not most, bad situations we...

I think that many, if not most, bad situations we encounter with cars is not because they don't see us or are unaware of where we're at. It is because they have an agenda and are hateful to cyclists.
01-11-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,816
Posted By Mark Stone

I always say speed isn't important, and...

I always say speed isn't important, and arrogantly deflect any conversations about speed -- and then get my feelings hurt when those fast skinny racer types blow by me like I'm standing still. I yell...
01-11-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

Great news!

Great news!
01-10-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,064
Posted By Mark Stone

We may need to distinguish between "helmets...

We may need to distinguish between "helmets saving lives" (which they don't often do?) and "helmets preventing some injuries".

I'm not sure a helmet would make much of a difference in a violent...
01-10-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

New Year Resolution? :thumb:

New Year Resolution? :thumb:
01-10-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,858
Posted By Mark Stone

It's certainly not that simple, but for some it...

It's certainly not that simple, but for some it can be. If there's one thing we've learned IRL and in C&A (this forum), weight loss and what works for individuals is very different from person to...
01-09-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,858
Posted By Mark Stone

Yeah - I need to add that comment to my post...

Yeah - I need to add that comment to my post above lol ↑↑↑↑
01-09-18, 01:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,858
Posted By Mark Stone

I know my answer is a bit generic, but I gained...

I know my answer is a bit generic, but I gained weight simply because of overeating over a long period of time. There might have been some psychological issues that attracted me to food, but I never...
01-08-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,735
Posted By Mark Stone

A thousand miles! :thumb:

A thousand miles! :thumb:
01-08-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Mark Stone

Both. Or even several.

Both. Or even several.
01-08-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,698
Posted By Mark Stone

Good job being cool and letting it pass. A lot of...

Good job being cool and letting it pass. A lot of drivers are jerks.
01-08-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

Cool! I hope your knees will be OK. You call...

Cool! I hope your knees will be OK. You call 14:18 "slow" but I think that's pretty fast - My walking is at about 19:00↑↓ and it would be difficult for me to go faster, but then again I'm in my mid...
01-07-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,130
Posted By Mark Stone

True -- but that's a big "if" :)

True -- but that's a big "if" :)
Forum: Foo
01-05-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Mark Stone

Hmmmm, interesting idea -- The 7 and 7 Plus are...

Hmmmm, interesting idea -- The 7 and 7 Plus are indeed monsters, and less expensive than the 8s. Also, a step up in speed over the SE. Great idea, I'll add it to the possibilities. :)
01-05-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,130
Posted By Mark Stone

This is difficult to do because of the nature of...

This is difficult to do because of the nature of bike lanes and paths. If we want to speak generally it's fine, but every bike route has its own circumstances and variables. If bike paths are...
Forum: Foo
01-05-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Mark Stone

New iPhone?

I'm currently using an iPhone SE, which is a powerful device but am interested in going to a larger screen. The decision has come down to either an iPhone X or the 8 Plus. Anyone that is using either...
01-03-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,041
Posted By Mark Stone

When Vehicular Cycling becomes the predominant...

When Vehicular Cycling becomes the predominant theme of the thread, then it is usually moved into its sub-forum. After the first 5 or so posts in this current thread it was clear that it was heading...
01-03-18, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Mark Stone

I'll never be an un-clyde. :love: My normal...

I'll never be an un-clyde. :love: My normal healthy weight is around 215 - This morning I was 214. It's good to be tall lol
01-03-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,947
Posted By Mark Stone

For me, with about 60 pounds of weight loss in...

For me, with about 60 pounds of weight loss in 2016 followed by a year+ of successful maintenance, it's pretty generic and boring: Count calories, use a Fitbit tracker. Move a leeeeetle more, eat a...
01-03-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,041
Posted By Mark Stone

Posts 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13 discuss VC. VC...

Posts 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13 discuss VC. VC discussions belong in the VC forum. :)
01-02-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,855
Posted By Mark Stone

Ouch! Yes that would definitely hurt. I reach...

Ouch! Yes that would definitely hurt. I reach right in to the melted wax though, so maybe it doesn't get that hot in this application? It's entertaining to peel the hardened wax off my hands :) I...
01-01-18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,170
Posted By Mark Stone

Only one serious crash, a collision with a car...

Only one serious crash, a collision with a car that was crossing a MUP, 1991 in Denver. Concussion, broken wrist, AC separation in R shoulder, broken ribs. I was out 6 weeks. The change? That's when...
01-01-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,855
Posted By Mark Stone

No. Both the chain and the wax need to be hot so...

No. Both the chain and the wax need to be hot so that the wax coats all of the critical surfaces. So, we take the chain off and soak it in the hot wax. I stir the chain around and "work" its links to...
01-01-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,855
Posted By Mark Stone

For me parafin. I melt the parafin in a double...

For me parafin. I melt the parafin in a double boiler setup on my stove. When it's liquid, I just drop the chain into the wax and let it "cook" for a while, reaching in from time to time to move it...
01-01-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

Total walking mileage for 2017 = 1,713 miles ...

Total walking mileage for 2017 = 1,713 miles

This is all walking, not just exercise walking, and was tracked with my Fitbit tracker. It helps that I have a very active on-my-feet job!
01-01-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 2,360,632
Posted By Mark Stone

Welcome to Clydesdales/Athenas -- Tucson is a...

Welcome to Clydesdales/Athenas -- Tucson is a great bicycling city! I haven't ridden there in a while, but have great memories of riding up the Mt. Lemmon highway.
01-01-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

I use Skechers and New Balance exclusively....

I use Skechers and New Balance exclusively. Skechers are great for "social" shoes, very lightweight and comfortable. But New Balance are outstanding as exercise walking kicks - their neutral...
01-01-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

Thanks!! :)

Thanks!! :)
12-31-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,770
Posted By Mark Stone

Whether you agree with a post is not the issue...

Whether you agree with a post is not the issue here - When you quote someone do not edit their quote. It is a poor tactic that proves to everyone else that you are unable to support your position...
12-29-17, 10:17 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

This is excellent. Walkers and runners need to go...

This is excellent. Walkers and runners need to go through this process instead of what most of us do - which is to just buy the shoes off of the shelf that look the coolest. In my city there are no...
12-29-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By Mark Stone

Good post. Everyone is different in regards to...

Good post. Everyone is different in regards to needs and requirements for weight loss. 90 pounds of weight loss is a huge success - congratulations!
Forum: Commuting
12-29-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Mark Stone

I'm very fortunate to live in a city where...

I'm very fortunate to live in a city where seasonal changes are only variations in temperature. My "season" (whether bicycling or aerobic walking) never ends - I just dress more warmly. My city has a...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,604
Posted By Mark Stone

Maybe trite: but "Safety First" comes to...

Maybe trite: but "Safety First" comes to mind.
12-29-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 2,360,632
Posted By Mark Stone

Hello miksi, welcome!!

Hello miksi, welcome!!
12-29-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,933
Posted By Mark Stone

Excellent!! What new shoes if you don't mind me...

Excellent!! What new shoes if you don't mind me asking? I'm leaning to New Balance running shoes for my walking . . .
12-29-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By Mark Stone

Thanks! I'm still thinking 80/20 because...

Thanks!

I'm still thinking 80/20 because exercise (especially aerobic) is an important factor in creating/maintaining mitochondria in the muscles, which increases calorie consumption. Refer to...
12-28-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,770
Posted By Mark Stone

:roflmao2: lol -- you're welcome.

:roflmao2: lol -- you're welcome.
12-28-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By Mark Stone

Good thread. My goal for 2018 will not be...

Good thread.

My goal for 2018 will not be based on mileage, but on frequency. I plan on maintaining at least 4 times per week of aerobic work both using bicycling and aerobic walking. As of this...
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