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02-06-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,090
Posted By alcanoe

Here's one: "Armstrong faces no charges as...

Here's one:

"Armstrong faces no charges as investigation is closed"

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2012/0206/1224311333582_pf.html


Al
02-06-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,090
Posted By alcanoe

They got the bastard.

I understand that charges against Armstrong have been dropped. Have not seen it in print yet though.

Al

Court Strips Contador of 2010 Tour Title

Associated Press
MADRID -- Alberto...
11-06-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,821
Posted By alcanoe

GPS is a fun toy, but though I've had 5 including...

GPS is a fun toy, but though I've had 5 including two before the maps were included, I can't say they are that useful except on occasion. Our last Canada canoe trip I took one to insure I could...
10-06-11, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By alcanoe

Urban Cycling Risk and Pedestrians

Two articles below on the risks of cycling. The second is less directly related, but it indicates how important it is to get a drivers attention as early and far away as possible.

I've been using...
10-04-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By alcanoe

It can be devastating if not treated early...

It can be devastating if not treated early enough. It also returns periodically as it's now doing with a relative. I can't remember the actual symptoms though I studied them extensively on the web...
09-25-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By alcanoe

BB flex is not material dependent as much as...

BB flex is not material dependent as much as design dependent it would seem to me. You design for stiffness desired by controlling the tube diameter, shape and thickness in that area for the...
09-21-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

My understanding is that if federal funds are...

My understanding is that if federal funds are used it has to have bike lanes. All our federally funded road improvements where I live have had bike lanes added. I believe Florida state funding has...
09-21-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By alcanoe

I cured my hypertension in 1964 with jogging...

I cured my hypertension in 1964 with jogging after refusing to take medication. That med turned out to be carcinogenic. I stay about 75/110-120 at age 72.

A friend started very intense high heart...
09-21-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,940
Posted By alcanoe

You unfortunately read my post before I caught my...

You unfortunately read my post before I caught my error about double track. Sorry about that. On the "stick in the spokes", I like it.

I and my wife have been startled by people almost brushing...
09-21-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,940
Posted By alcanoe

I've never seen rules requiring staying on the...

I've never seen rules requiring staying on the right. At least none were posted where i've ridden rals to trails.

Al
09-21-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By alcanoe

I always size my stem so I have about a 50-deg...

I always size my stem so I have about a 50-deg (from horizontal) back angle with a slight bend at the elbows when my hands are on the hoods or the grips for flat bars like on my ATB.

Al
09-21-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

More related to the topic from der Spiegel. I'm...

More related to the topic from der Spiegel. I'm surprised that Seattle didn't make the list.

Al
Amsterdam Is World's Top City for Cyclists...
09-20-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

I haven't been there for some 12 years. The...

I haven't been there for some 12 years. The authority I speak with is Der Spegel, The WSJ, Wash. Times, Wash Post, Weekly standard, The telegraph, and a few other on-line news sources which I peruse...
09-20-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

I don't know about a distorted oil market as it's...

I don't know about a distorted oil market as it's far less distorted than the so-called green energies. The food market is in fact badly distorted by subsidies and price controls. For one thing, the...
09-19-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

As long as the market place sets the cost and I...

As long as the market place sets the cost and I have a choice, I'll be happy. When the government distorts the market to control my behavior, then it ticks me off. I have had three SUV's. I now have...
09-19-11, 06:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

And there's something wrong with that? Cheap oil...

And there's something wrong with that? Cheap oil means lower cost of living for all of us and more vibrant economies which lifts all boats including the poor of the third world.

Don't forget,...
09-18-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

One of the major missions of the US Navy is in...

One of the major missions of the US Navy is in fact to maintain passage through what we call the SLOCs or sea lanes of communication. We do that because maintaining the freedom of the seas is...
09-18-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

Good ideas. That would be like the NRA and us gun...

Good ideas. That would be like the NRA and us gun owners who support strong enforcement of laws for those using a gun in a crime. The NRA petitioned legislatures for tough laws and tough enforcement....
09-16-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

http://southholland.angloinfo.com/countries/hollan...

http://southholland.angloinfo.com/countries/holland/cycling.asp
09-16-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,164
Posted By alcanoe

Cycling Backlash Brewing?

Rants against automobile drivers are common in bike forums with some justification. The far more serious issue IMO is biker arrogance and ignorance which I encounter almost every day both as a...
09-04-11, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By alcanoe

About 6 months ago, my son bought a 15 year old...

About 6 months ago, my son bought a 15 year old CF Trek. I wanted it, but my son needed a bike, so I let him have it. This particular bike was very little used and was in unbelievable condition.
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08-31-11, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By alcanoe

Eddy Merckx apparently did the same through out...

Eddy Merckx apparently did the same through out his career including races. His son Axel was diagnosed with unequal leg lengths which it turned out was Eddy's problem. Eddy didn't know until his son...
08-31-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By alcanoe

Lots of luck on saddle adjustment; it's...

Lots of luck on saddle adjustment; it's definitely needed for those of us with issues. I've been reviewing the subject in books and on-line as I'm trying to keep my right knee pain-free and not...
08-29-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,311
Posted By alcanoe

WTB silverado with ti rails and kevlar edging. ...

WTB silverado with ti rails and kevlar edging.

http://www.wtb.com/products/saddles/racing/silverado/

Al
08-29-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,367
Posted By alcanoe

Little late on a response, but I was triggered to...

Little late on a response, but I was triggered to do so by a book I just got in: Pruitt's Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists.

There is no doubt that HRmax has to decrease some with age. The...
08-20-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,367
Posted By alcanoe

Heart rate does not appreciably decrease with age...

Heart rate does not appreciably decrease with age at least for the fit. My has been 172/174 for the 12 years or so that I've owned a HRM. My running/sprinting max is 191. Put that into a formula...
08-18-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By alcanoe

It was wise to use the HRM to pace yourself in...

It was wise to use the HRM to pace yourself in the early stages of getting fit. One can do serious cardio damage if one pushes too hard to early.

I've been using one for about a dozen years....
08-13-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By alcanoe

At 72 I've not experience much that I can blame...

At 72 I've not experience much that I can blame on age. I love my mountain bike on single track and like a road bike on the asphalt. My likes and preferences are still the same as long as I can...
08-07-11, 04:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,084
Posted By alcanoe

We've been stuck with a house we can't sell for a...

We've been stuck with a house we can't sell for a number of years now so we split our time between two. I managed to go about three years in the newer house with no TV. It was great. Caught up on a...
08-01-11, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,842
Posted By alcanoe

That has to be done judiciously IMO. I discovered...

That has to be done judiciously IMO. I discovered why the hard way. Riding in N Florida on the Gulf gets you into 90+ degree temps and 70 to 90% humidity. I ran into several bouts of dizziness after...
08-01-11, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,842
Posted By alcanoe

I had a similar occurrence some 15 years ago when...

I had a similar occurrence some 15 years ago when I started to dabble in longer higher heart-rate rides. I lost my peripheral vision totally and had only the very central part of my vision left. It...
07-31-11, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By alcanoe

I'm 72 and have been strenuously exercising since...

I'm 72 and have been strenuously exercising since 26 and have noticed no dramatic changes until the late 60's. The literature seems to support that experience where at about 70 the body loses muscle...
07-20-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

So far Andy looks like he did in the pre-tour...

So far Andy looks like he did in the pre-tour events. I was hoping is was part of the plan to peak during the Tour, but it just looks like he's not really competitive for the GC. He probably needs...
07-08-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,472
Posted By alcanoe

You may have something in your observation. When...

You may have something in your observation. When I paddled canoes a lot, I seemed to have an easier time keeping my weight down. Of course I was in my late 40's to early 60's and therefore somewhat...
07-05-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

And you're the guy who said: "Is it...

And you're the guy who said:

"Is it possible to add a thread to an ignore list the way you can with a user?"

"Absolutely. I'm not suggesting anyone not discuss anything or that a thread be...
07-05-11, 05:07 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

I find joy in Contador's delima because of the...

I find joy in Contador's delima because of the double standard applied to him vs Armstrong and the other American riders. Then too, my belief that Contadore is a poor sportsman based on the standards...
07-05-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

Yes, it is too early to crow, but it sure brings...

Yes, it is too early to crow, but it sure brings some of us joy. That's especially so with the performance of the American teams.

Other then a more interesting race design, the Versus...
07-04-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,472
Posted By alcanoe

While they did account for activity, these...

While they did account for activity, these studies don't look at those who do it strenuously enough to do any good. They look at the "average" population.

Also, when you combine the weight gain...
07-03-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,645
Posted By alcanoe

That's a very good point. I found on Wikipedia...

That's a very good point. I found on Wikipedia that they add it to help carry the heat away. Therefore rubber + carbon black is definitely a better electrical conductor than plain rubber because if...
07-03-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,645
Posted By alcanoe

If you were to read my post more carefully, you'd...

If you were to read my post more carefully, you'd find I said exactly the same thing about the tires.

The reason why strike fatalities are so low is because the risk is extremely low. Many...
07-03-11, 06:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

So, it's not my personality, but my nature. ...

So, it's not my personality, but my nature.

I tell you what. DON'T READ MY POSTS.

Al
07-03-11, 06:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

So you have to go into details to comment. You...

So you have to go into details to comment. You could be the detail police as well as the censor.

Possibly you could also come up with a written standard of political correctness to level the...
07-03-11, 05:52 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

All good points. There is some indirect evidence...

All good points. There is some indirect evidence that drugs do enhance performance somewhat. Bicycle quarterly did a statistical analysis of the average speeds for the TdF, one of the classics and...
07-02-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

Negative? Is that because I disagree with you and...

Negative? Is that because I disagree with you and therefore it must be due to some personality defect?


When Armstrong was brought to the ground by a spectator's food bag, he rightly blamed...
07-02-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

Too bad the prima donna Contador didn't listen...

Too bad the prima donna Contador didn't listen to Bruyneel rather than opposing him. This is twice he got caught in the back half of a peloton and he's 80 seconds back accordingly. Schleck and the...
07-02-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

+10. It's always fascinated me that people...

+10. It's always fascinated me that people blather endlessly about trivia on this forum, yet when they see a topic they don't agree with they intercede with these snippy comments.

There is no...
07-02-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

You don't have free will? Al

You don't have free will?

Al
07-02-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

Drugs are so evil that California has about...

Drugs are so evil that California has about legalized some while the DOJ sits on it's hands. The DOJ thinks it's ok for Black Panthers to stand out in front of poling places carrying weapons. I'm...
07-02-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By alcanoe

At least 90% single track, the rest roads. I...

At least 90% single track, the rest roads. I don't like mups. The several I've tried are too boring and/or too crowded with pedestrians who have no clue how to "share the road". The trails I use are...
07-02-11, 05:37 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,089
Posted By alcanoe

The French lab took invalid data (even the...

The French lab took invalid data (even the Canadian experts objected) and accused Armstrong of doping. He had to sue (once again) at great personal expense to show that it was political persecution....
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