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01-08-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,779
Posted By berts

that's one good looking frame i have a sci200...

that's one good looking frame
i have a sci200 which i am happy with to-date - even back then they (kestrel) did some fine work and only seem to be getting better every year.

use it well and happy...
01-01-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,320
Posted By berts

single word: love

single word:

love
12-09-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By berts

winter ride in the desert

had a great ride on sat with the group
down to the dead sea, up the scorpion's ascent (3 km 10%), through some really nice desert landscape in perfect weather. can't get better than that.

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11-28-07, 02:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 932
Posted By berts

Where is winter?

Mild here, min. 10 C getting up to 25 C during the day, great cycling weather.
Twice a week I ride mornings 05:45 with a cycling buddy. Short 40 km stints on some nice untrafficked roads. Weekends...
11-22-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By berts

He's not a run-of-the-mill bloke as far as...

He's not a run-of-the-mill bloke as far as achievement (by the way is press-up=push-up or bench press?)
But then I thought, you don't have to be a champ to continue enjoying life, so just keep...
11-16-07, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By berts

original size pic had MTB - When I reduced its...

original size pic had MTB - When I reduced its size to fit the 100 KB limit, I unknowingly shrunk the pic, removing the MTB and other details from the frame.

[/QUOTE]Sitting at a table and No...
11-16-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By berts

thanks for asking jppe. i'm more or less in...

thanks for asking jppe.
i'm more or less in full swing - it's great to be back.
the incident did act as a trigger to switch off competition so that now i ride for pleasure and fitness only.
11-16-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By berts

face behind the name

I am attaching a picture of me from today's ride (93 km) in the northwest Negev region. There was a MTB competition today thus the MTB in the background. Since this is the first pic of me wearing...
11-15-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,465
Posted By berts

You have hit upon a central force in human...

You have hit upon a central force in human nature, the consciousness of mortality. This consiousness is also a key rationale for the creation of many religions, which propound a continuation of...
11-04-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,431
Posted By berts

To develop and maintain a level of fitness,...

To develop and maintain a level of fitness, mental focus and spritual integrity that will optimize my life quality and well being.
11-01-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 442
Posted By berts

depends on ride distance and intensity. Water...

depends on ride distance and intensity.
Water intake only on rides up to one hour, ca 20 miles
Liquid intake including grape sugar and homemade honey gel on rides 1-2 hours
Rides over 2 hours 50...
10-30-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By berts

Thanks for the great info. It is nice to have a...

Thanks for the great info. It is nice to have a forum where I could air questions and get informed responses. Best to you all.
10-29-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By berts

My ride is pure road - I currently have a Kestrel...

My ride is pure road - I currently have a Kestrel 200 SCi, I'm pretty happy with my setup and don't see any good reason to drop big bucks on another ride. I'll be looking at vintage stuff like tubs,...
10-29-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By berts

my 2 cents - i have a 53/39 front and just...

my 2 cents - i have a 53/39 front and just changed my cassette from 12/25 to 12/28. This involved changing the last three sprogs for about 4 bucks. This was one of the most significant changes i have...
10-29-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By berts

NY City LBS recommendations

Will be coming to NYC this Jan. Any 50+rs from NYC with bike shop recommendations? Would love to take a spin around New England, but it is probably too cold in mid-winter.
10-25-07, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By berts

Good luck on your future purchase. Try both out...

Good luck on your future purchase. Try both out and see what you fancy.
10-24-07, 02:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By berts

Thanks for the great report and photos. Touring...

Thanks for the great report and photos. Touring N. CA is on my dreamlist.
10-24-07, 01:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,286
Posted By berts

Wishing you and your kin wellbeing through the...

Wishing you and your kin wellbeing through the difficult times and speedy control of the fires.

We also have hot easterly winds here coming from the Arabian desert mainly during the spring and...
10-15-07, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By berts

Instinctive reactions often over-ride controlled...

Instinctive reactions often over-ride controlled pre-meditated responses under conditions of stress. After many years of riding and racing, near crashes and several crashes which I managed to come...
10-08-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By berts

Happy birthday and anniversary. Wishing you many...

Happy birthday and anniversary. Wishing you many happy and healthy years and enjoyable miles to come.
09-19-07, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By berts

Femoral break - update

I am happy to say that six months after operation I have no signs of AVN (avascular necrosis). I was given 10% chance of coming out with no AVN and it seems at this stage that prognosis is good.
I...
08-02-07, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By berts

Have fun and don't worry about your results....

Have fun and don't worry about your results. There is nothing you can really do in 10 days to improve your TT ability but there are things you can do that will blow it for you. Keep rested, well...
07-29-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By berts

heat wave

We have had some hot weather here for the past couple of weeks getting up to 45 C (113 F).
Instead of the normal 120 Km saturday ride, we took a short 2 hr run in the area - back at 08:00 and...
07-21-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By berts

I like the bottle. Plain honey could get...

I like the bottle.
Plain honey could get pretty messy and it's way too sweet. I need something sour to counterbalance the sweetness like lemon juice or pomegranate syrup.
07-21-07, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By berts

Power house

It was our regular Sat ride, group of about 10 regulars and one rider I never met. Big fellow about twice my size - his legs about 2x mine as well. At first I thought this guy is a bit heavy for...
07-20-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By berts

Use plastic squeeze bottle 50093 The leg...

Use plastic squeeze bottle
50093

The leg seems to be in pretty good shape so far. I have a check up in Sept to see what's going on inside.
Thanks
07-20-07, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By berts

Home made energy gel

Thought to share a recently concocted recipe for an energy gel:
1 Tbs of unsweetened pomegranate syrup
1 Tbs gelatin
2 Tbs honey
70 ml (2.5 oz) hot water
1/2 tsp glycerol (glycerine)

Mix...
07-17-07, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By berts

sorry to hear about your accident. you have my...

sorry to hear about your accident.
you have my best for a speedy and full recovery.
07-14-07, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,508
Posted By berts

simply being alive and well

simply being alive and well
07-04-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 666
Posted By berts

Happy birthday America - Keep on rollin' - Safe...

Happy birthday America - Keep on rollin' - Safe and happy riding to all BFers
06-07-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 866
Posted By berts

Good luck on your purchase - it looks good. ...

Good luck on your purchase - it looks good.
I'll be waiting to hear of a new John O'Groats - Lands End record in the near future.
Take care and enjoy
05-25-07, 02:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,456
Posted By berts

Before my accident (broken femur and hand) I rode...

Before my accident (broken femur and hand) I rode alone about 50% of the time. (Biweekly commute of 40 miles to work). Now that the commute is no longer viable I ride with the weekend group. I miss...
05-25-07, 02:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By berts

I've got the experience, albeit long in the past,...

I've got the experience, albeit long in the past, with silks in comparison to cotton tubulars, but I don't have the same experience with top grade clinchers. The fastest clincher I bought is Maxxis...
05-22-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By berts

It was about a 112 km ride in rolling hill desert...

It was about a 112 km ride in rolling hill desert topography - according to my co-riders' comps average 32 km/h.

Thanks for the input on the Flite Max. I started looking at that model and other SI...
05-21-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By berts

back in the saddle again

happy to report that i'm back almost full swing.
Won't be competing this year - maybe - but that doesn't stop me from enjoying.
Had a nice group ride about 70 miles on Saturday and am looking...
05-16-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By berts

Great to hear you're enjoying your new ride. I...

Great to hear you're enjoying your new ride.
I hear Mt Palomar is a nice cruise.
Looking forward to reading updated reports on your latest conquests.
Word from the experienced - Take care.
04-19-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By berts

Back to the road - post fracture

I'm back on the road again after my femoral and hand fractures.
Amazing how much fitness is lost in 3 months.
By force of circumstance, my attitude to riding has swung from a "get in top shape"...
03-27-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By berts

Thanks but not quite back in the fold yet. When I...

Thanks but not quite back in the fold yet. When I get back on the road I'll feel more justified in declaring my recovery.

We have a fair number of clubs, mostly in central Israel, Tel Aviv area....
03-26-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By berts

No velodromes here but plenty of good riding...

No velodromes here but plenty of good riding weather, especially from March to June. It gets pretty hot in the summer but we grin and bear it. All in all S.CA and Israel have similar temperature and...
03-25-07, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By berts

Rollers

Into my 3rd month convelescing from my broken femur and hand - I bought rollers to keep me legs moving.
It took a ride or so to get used to them. Now I'm doing about a half hour at 100 rpm in 39/19...
03-09-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,990
Posted By berts

I had the traditional open surgery. Out of the...

I had the traditional open surgery. Out of the hospital in 3 days. 3 weeks incontinence. Back riding in a couple of months. Still have 1-year follow-ups - Meanwhile OK.
Saddle issue - still haven't...
02-28-07, 02:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,397
Posted By berts

The one who is truly wealthy is the one content...

The one who is truly wealthy is the one content with his lot. I am willing to venture and say that you find satisfaction in many other things about you.
02-10-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,775
Posted By berts

I think that it's great. Use it in the best of...

I think that it's great.
Use it in the best of health.
Enjoy and take care.
02-06-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,974
Posted By berts

You may have been "beaten" - don't beat yourself....

You may have been "beaten" - don't beat yourself.

The fact that you posted indicates that you would like to improve your hill climbing - same advice as most everyone else - climb more hills.
02-06-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By berts

Reflections

Not too many cyclists actually try to understand their love for the sport and even fewer write about it. No exception is Armstrong's book "It's not about the bike" where he writes about his fight...
02-03-07, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By berts

A word from the "wise" (experience wise) - keep...

A word from the "wise" (experience wise) - keep the tension on the loose side. My femor may have been saved had I been able to uncleat when I fell. My shoes were still in the pedals after falling at...
02-02-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,852
Posted By berts

Well, I did think of that before asking the...

Well, I did think of that before asking the question. So I will ask the next leading question: when more than one person uses the same computer to log into BF, how could the moderators know that an...
02-02-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,852
Posted By berts

just out of curiosity (please excuse my cybernet...

just out of curiosity (please excuse my cybernet ignorance) - how could a moderator possibly know that the same person is using more than one posting name?
02-01-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By berts

for the love of cycling

i've often wondered why, for many people, the fascination and desire for cycling continues from early childhood through the latter years in life. Is it something intrinsic about the machine which...
01-24-07, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By berts

A cycle trip from Rome to Luxembourg

I have attached a brief account of a cycle tour of Europe I took in my early 20's.
Since then, much water has passed under the bridge.

Cheers
Bert
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