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09-17-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,247
Posted By deraltekluge

I suspect that trying to claim you didn't know...

I suspect that trying to claim you didn't know you were supposed to stop at a red light annoyed the officer and contributed to you getting a ticket.
09-15-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,296
Posted By deraltekluge

First, find out how much you're actually eating. ...

First, find out how much you're actually eating. Keep track of everything you consume for a while and see. Be honest, don't cheat. Add up the calories, and figure out how you can cut 250 to 500 a...
09-02-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By deraltekluge

In Seattle, you can take your "normal" bike on...

In Seattle, you can take your "normal" bike on the bus. Every Metro bus I've seen here has a bike rack on its front.
09-02-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,847
Posted By deraltekluge

When you deal with department stores and toy...

When you deal with department stores and toy stores, that's mostly true about tire size and frame size, but it's not the case with real bikes from real bike shops. You can get bikes from extra small...
08-10-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By deraltekluge

It's not what you eat...it's how much! You...

It's not what you eat...it's how much! You should keep track of what you eat for a while, and see how many calories you're consuming. Then reduce the amount.
Forum: Foo
08-06-10, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 709
Posted By deraltekluge

Are you really sure you didn't steal someone's...

Are you really sure you didn't steal someone's cat? You should go back and try to find an owner. Start with going to a vet to check for any ID.
07-31-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By deraltekluge

Don't be too disappointed if you don't see big...

Don't be too disappointed if you don't see big and rapid weight losses. It'll probably work out to be about 100 miles riding per pound lost.
07-27-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,769
Posted By deraltekluge

There are lots of ways to resize and change...

There are lots of ways to resize and change file-type of a photo without having to spend a lot on software. Even Paint (standard in Windows) can do it.
07-25-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,957
Posted By deraltekluge

If he was riding on a sidewalk and crosswalk and...

If he was riding on a sidewalk and crosswalk and if such is legal in your locale, there is no such thing as right direction/wrong direction, with/against traffic, any more than there would be for a...
07-25-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,066
Posted By deraltekluge

Go back and ask your doctor what's going on. I...

Go back and ask your doctor what's going on. I don't think there should be any pain. I've had the problem on both sides at separate times, and other than for short periods after the surgeries were...
07-25-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,957
Posted By deraltekluge

And some places allows you to be either, and...

And some places allows you to be either, and switch back and forth as you please.
07-15-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,794
Posted By deraltekluge

Yeah. It's more total work, but less peak force...

Yeah. It's more total work, but less peak force and power. You gotta be careful with the definition of "harder".
07-15-10, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,794
Posted By deraltekluge

You reduce the power level required. Power is...

You reduce the power level required. Power is work divided by time. You also reduce the force you need to apply at the pedals. If you can't exert the force and can't produce and sustain the power...
07-15-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,794
Posted By deraltekluge

If you and your bike weigh 330 lbs, and you're...

If you and your bike weigh 330 lbs, and you're trying to climb a 100-foot high hill, that's a minimum of 33,000 ft-lbs of work (plus any frictional losses), regardless of what gear you use or what...
07-15-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,794
Posted By deraltekluge

Here's how Tour de France organizers rate climbs:...

Here's how Tour de France organizers rate climbs:
Category 4 – Typically shorter than two kilometers and with about a five percent grade or as long a five kilometers with a two or three percent...
07-15-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By deraltekluge

The BMI figures are pretty much nonsense for...

The BMI figures are pretty much nonsense for taller people. The formula uses the square of the height, but the human body is 3-dimensional, and to make sense, the BMI should use something greater...
07-14-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,794
Posted By deraltekluge

That actually involves more work than simply...

That actually involves more work than simply going up the hill. You're still raising yourself and the bike the same vertical distance, plus you have to do more work against friction moving a greater...
07-11-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,965
Posted By deraltekluge

That's quite a lot to do in the long term. Two...

That's quite a lot to do in the long term. Two pounds is about 7000 calories. You probably would have to ride 200 miles to burn that much. Weight loss is accomplished by burning more calories than...
Forum: Foo
07-07-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By deraltekluge

Was it during Clinton's term?

Was it during Clinton's term?
07-07-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By deraltekluge

Suspension forks are really nice to have when...

Suspension forks are really nice to have when riding on gravel paths.
07-07-10, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By deraltekluge

They help get the chain to the ring where they're...

They help get the chain to the ring where they're located from the smaller ring. There's nothing smaller than the smallest, so they wouldn't do anything there.
07-07-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,390
Posted By deraltekluge

Percent grade is 100 times the tangent of the...

Percent grade is 100 times the tangent of the angle...vertical distance divided by horizontal distance. If you use distance traveled along the road rather than horizontal distance, you're using the...
07-05-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,822
Posted By deraltekluge

Let's compare it to driving a car. If you want...

Let's compare it to driving a car. If you want performance, you'd keep your RPM between the peak torque speed and the peak horsepower speed...say between 4000 and 6000 RPM. But if you're just out...
07-05-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,822
Posted By deraltekluge

That's like walking...about the same rate of leg...

That's like walking...about the same rate of leg movement.
07-02-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,404
Posted By deraltekluge

Nonsense. Nitrogen at the pressures and...

Nonsense. Nitrogen at the pressures and temperatures involved comes close to obeying the ideal gas law. Ordinary air is 78% nitrogen, anyway.
06-28-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,426
Posted By deraltekluge

Tires/tubes that are as flat-free as car tires.

Tires/tubes that are as flat-free as car tires.
Forum: Foo
05-26-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By deraltekluge

I carried a towel today, and nobody noticed...or...

I carried a towel today, and nobody noticed...or at least nobody said anything. I'm so disappointed!
Forum: Foo
05-23-10, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By deraltekluge

Virtual memory is space on your hard drive that...

Virtual memory is space on your hard drive that the computer system uses to pretend that it's got more RAM than it actually has. Programs too large to run in the physical RAM can still run by...
Forum: Foo
05-15-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,089
Posted By deraltekluge

Consider this: The number of molecules in...

Consider this:

The number of molecules in one mole was named Avogadro's number (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avogadro%27s_number), NA or "Avogadro's constant". It is approximately 6.02214 ...
05-11-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By deraltekluge

That's within a couple of gears of the low-low...

That's within a couple of gears of the low-low granny gear. Remember, there's LOTS of overlap in the ranges.
Forum: Foo
05-11-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,204
Posted By deraltekluge

My experience is that USPS is faster and less...

My experience is that USPS is faster and less expensive, at least for small items.

One in seventy? I'd consider one in 7 million to be excessive, if it were my package that got lost.
Forum: Foo
04-26-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By deraltekluge

Weebl & Bob know pi(e)...

Weebl & Bob know pi(e) (http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/pie/)
Forum: Foo
04-26-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By deraltekluge

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/deralteklug...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/deraltekluge/Banners/PiDayBanner5.jpg
04-22-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By deraltekluge

The morning stretching wasn't so much the...

The morning stretching wasn't so much the ankle/achilles tendon...it was the foot, pulling up at the ball of the foot. And my doctor emphasized that it needed to be done the first thing upon waking,...
04-21-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By deraltekluge

I did the stretching exercises first thing in the...

I did the stretching exercises first thing in the morning (and at other times during the day), used ice, got some orthotic inserts for my shoes (SuperFeet). After about a year, the pain had gone...
Forum: Foo
04-20-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By deraltekluge

Young man, in mathematics you don't understand...

Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
~John von Neumann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann)~
04-17-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,402
Posted By deraltekluge

Day to day? Hour to hour, actually. It matters...

Day to day? Hour to hour, actually. It matters if you're racing and worrying about seconds and fractions of seconds.
Forum: Foo
04-17-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,208
Posted By deraltekluge

http://www.zaphon.com/images/P/CQ-3600.jpg

http://www.zaphon.com/images/P/CQ-3600.jpg
Forum: Foo
04-15-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By deraltekluge

Don't forget to report that box as income on your...

Don't forget to report that box as income on your tax return next year...
Forum: Foo
04-14-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,518
Posted By deraltekluge

I let a car sit for about 20 months, once. ...

I let a car sit for about 20 months, once. Battery was totally dead, of course, but jumper cables started it right up...no problems.
Forum: Foo
04-12-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By deraltekluge

Start by contacting the seller and complaining. ...

Start by contacting the seller and complaining. If that doesn't work, complain to eBay. If you paid via PayPal, get them involved. http://contact.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ContactUsNextGen
04-12-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,802
Posted By deraltekluge

I think the lose/loose problem is related to the...

I think the lose/loose problem is related to the pronunciation of the words 'chose' and 'choose'...'lose' rhymes with 'choose', rather than with 'chose', and people get confused.
Forum: Foo
04-10-10, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By deraltekluge

I have a Seagate FreeAgent 500 Gbyte drive...

I have a Seagate FreeAgent 500 Gbyte drive attached to my Dell WindowsXP computer via USB.

For my Mac mini (dual boot, Snow Leopard and WindowsXP), I bought two of these...
Forum: Foo
04-10-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,244
Posted By deraltekluge

Well, every week a dorm employee came by, picked...

Well, every week a dorm employee came by, picked up the used sheets and pillow cases, and left freshly laundered ones.
Forum: Foo
04-10-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,244
Posted By deraltekluge

Eons ago, when I last lived in a dorm, bedding...

Eons ago, when I last lived in a dorm, bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases) came with the room. Hot plates were prohibited. But back then in the dark ages, there were no computers and no...
04-06-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,580
Posted By deraltekluge

No, you had very little "pull"...you needed more...

No, you had very little "pull"...you needed more force at the pedals to get "pull" at the wheel, which is what actually moves you and the bike. If the lowest gear is too low, just use something in...
04-06-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,580
Posted By deraltekluge

On a mountain bike, you have something like 22,...

On a mountain bike, you have something like 22, 32, and 44 teeth on the front (the chainrings), and the rear sprockets will range from 11 to 32. The "highest" gearing is 44 front, 11 rear for a...
Forum: Foo
04-04-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,956
Posted By deraltekluge

For the youngsters among us, here's the most...

For the youngsters among us, here's the most famous possum of all: http://www.pogopossum.com/
04-02-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By deraltekluge

It seems to me that it's more your fault than...

It seems to me that it's more your fault than that of the construction company or its employee.
Forum: Foo
04-02-10, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 965
Posted By deraltekluge

As long as it's postmarked on or before April 15,...

As long as it's postmarked on or before April 15, it's on time. And in any case, you don't go to jail for non-payment or late payment...jail is for lying about what and whether you owe, not for...
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