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07-14-22, 11:55 AM
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07-10-22, 08:07 PM
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Could be... Crondo. Chondromalacia patellae...

Could be... Crondo.

Chondromalacia patellae is caused from overuse but in my experience, in the past, it's was due to pushing too hard, the fix for which is... more spinning instead of pushing...
06-21-22, 10:26 AM
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Clipless pedals don't allow midfoot pedal...

Clipless pedals don't allow midfoot pedal positioning and require specialized shoes but, it helps to have shorter cranks when using long toe clips...
06-18-22, 09:38 PM
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yup...

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06-18-22, 10:13 AM
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05-23-22, 12:28 PM
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doubt if I'm putting out more than ~50-75 watts...

doubt if I'm putting out more than ~50-75 watts (/hr?) over a total duration of about an hour and a half (~12 mph)... My efficiency is kind of like Frederick Taylor and the coal shovel, putting out...
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A wheel is locked up with so much less force than...

A wheel is locked up with so much less force than could ever be applied by the human hand even with a lever so, it's hard to imagine it happening except perhaps due to years of corrosion on a...
04-26-22, 05:19 PM
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My experience has been that, keeping to a...

My experience has been that, keeping to a schedule is best for the long term-- nothing worse than feeling great and upping the frequency only to be laid low by something going haywire as a result of...
03-24-22, 09:29 AM
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Heard in a movie, having a lower gear means never...

Heard in a movie, having a lower gear means never having to say you're sorry...
03-16-22, 08:25 AM
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Having a one-to-one gear ratio helps...

Having a one-to-one gear ratio helps...
01-30-22, 07:24 PM
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Lot of wood and p**** ... got it

Lot of wood and p**** ... got it
12-29-21, 10:50 AM
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A substantial stem extension if desired is not as...

A substantial stem extension if desired is not as easy on fancy-schmancy all-carbon bikes...
12-05-21, 09:32 PM
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False sense of security... Colors clash with...

False sense of security...

Colors clash with my wool jersey....

Can't remember the last time I hit my head on the ground...
11-21-21, 09:47 AM
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Hard to know facts from phony news these days but...

Hard to know facts from phony news these days but I heard the photos of Biden riding a bike with his wife and a retinue of secret service agents was staged - they'd taken a SUV there and had been...
11-15-21, 10:05 AM
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Next flight leaving... this afternoon?
11-15-21, 09:54 AM
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May be close to the last of summer-like weather in SoCal...
11-14-21, 11:26 PM
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would love to be that complex...

would love to be that complex...
10-28-21, 09:28 PM
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I was going to correct you cuz I thought you...

I was going to correct you cuz I thought you forgot the 'n' but, you said darn not...
10-06-21, 09:39 PM
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09-24-21, 08:49 AM
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May have to put Australia on the back burner for...

May have to put Australia on the back burner for a while...

Quote--...
09-19-21, 07:30 AM
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Ya! - Ride, boldly ride...

Ya! - Ride, boldly ride...
09-07-21, 05:46 PM
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That is pretty mega. Hopefully... your ~500 mile...

That is pretty mega. Hopefully... your ~500 mile ride doesn't begin with a lot of hills. When you're young, you can ride into that but otherwise... Ouch! Go light!
08-15-21, 08:14 AM
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Total Left Hip Anterior Anthroplasty...

10 days post-op yesterday with swelling beginning to recede and after in-home PT essentially fired herself after three visits because I'm way ahead of most patients' progress, stretched out on the...
08-03-21, 02:44 PM
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The youngest baby boomer is turning 57 this year...

The youngest baby boomer is turning 57 this year and some of the oldest are getting knee'n hip transplants and buying stem extensions... 76 or more would be the silent generation but doubt if that...
07-25-21, 06:39 PM
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... and a cigar is not bad after a ride...
07-20-21, 03:09 PM
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Phil Liggett is 77, Bobke is only 61 but Eddy...

Phil Liggett is 77, Bobke is only 61 but Eddy Merckx is 76... if he hadn't died, Paul Sherwin would be 65. This latest Tour was the best I've seen and I've been following it since the '90s and having...
07-16-21, 10:16 AM
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Google, 'doping Slovenia,' and you get a lot of...

Google, 'doping Slovenia,' and you get a lot of hits like for example, this from a March 2019 Cycling News--


Lot of articles about doping in Slovenian hockey.

No such rumors concerning LA...
07-15-21, 10:03 AM
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Given back-to-back wins of the two toughest...

Given back-to-back wins of the two toughest mountain stages, there should be calls to restore the first 2 of Lance Armstrong's 7 TDF wins if Tadej Pogačar takes 2 TDF wins in a row which is starting...
07-12-21, 03:25 PM
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Friend of mine, younger than me (he is 69), is...

Friend of mine, younger than me (he is 69), is opposed to getting the vax whereas I've had both jabs and everyone else I know has as well and does not regret it. Not sure how many people believe as I...
07-01-21, 11:48 AM
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​​​​​​ Will be twice Cav's age this October as...

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Will be twice Cav's age this October as he gets well deserved accolades for epic accomplishments at the TdF, at such an elderly age, his latest coming in Stage 6. Guess we're all going for...
06-27-21, 07:32 PM
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06-06-21, 02:06 PM
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I would - Aleve hasn't fried my kidneys and I...

I would - Aleve hasn't fried my kidneys and I take BP meds that also are cleared by the kidneys (had my exam Wed.) but, stay within the dosage on the packaging which is one pill every 12 hours or, if...
06-05-21, 12:56 PM
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take, Aleve...? ... and, possible side...

take, Aleve...?

... and, possible side benefit, quote -
Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against the development of colorectal cancer by inducing cell...
05-25-21, 05:09 PM
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Don't worry about it - you may be the grandma...

Don't worry about it - you may be the grandma Moses of biking...

"Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 December 13, 1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was an American folk...
05-19-21, 04:53 PM
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How large a rear tire does a new Colnago...

How large a rear tire does a new Colnago accommodate these days? ... 25 is the max on my '15 Felt.
05-18-21, 11:16 AM
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Saving for anterior anthroplasty before I'm 73......

Saving for anterior anthroplasty before I'm 73...

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Found some...
04-30-21, 03:59 PM
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... and, when you hook into that you can take...

... and, when you hook into that you can take advantage of something else that's different, unlike in younger days when you drink a lot of coffee to stay awake all night to pass midterms or...
04-13-21, 09:09 AM
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That's not a good sign... right?

That's not a good sign... right?
04-09-21, 09:30 AM
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Interestingly, when you shorten your cranks by,...

Interestingly, when you shorten your cranks by, e.g., 5 mm, you must then raise the saddle 5 mm resulting in a 10 mm difference when coming over the top of the pedal stroke... Interesting research...
04-08-21, 06:41 PM
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Might want to think about shortening your crank...

Might want to think about shortening your crank length, e.g., 165 's...
04-05-21, 08:50 PM
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​​​​​​ 65 and older means, Generation Jones is...

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65 and older means, Generation Jones is moving in...
03-22-21, 07:48 AM
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Or... just take a little magnesium?

Or... just take a little magnesium?
03-12-21, 08:37 PM
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On your Emonda for example if you put a yardstick...

On your Emonda for example if you put a yardstick across your seat to the top of your bars and put a level on it, how many inches would you have to raise the bars to make them level with the seat?
03-12-21, 03:12 PM
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That's good Dave - if it's to the outside as...

That's good Dave - if it's to the outside as opposed to the inside there's so many other and probably more likely causes than arthritis... just googling which is always dangerous but...

"Two of...
03-12-21, 01:40 PM
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Hate to deliver bad news but... you've probably...

Hate to deliver bad news but... you've probably got an arthritic left hip (if the pain is on the inside as opposed to the outside of the hip) which undoubtedly will be clearly visible on an x-ray. I...
03-03-21, 08:43 PM
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Same here, age and mileage but a compact with a...

Same here, age and mileage but a compact with a 1:1, shortened crank and knee replacement but, limited now by an increasingly troublesome arthritic left hip and not sure if I have any further...
03-02-21, 09:16 AM
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Maybe-- personally though, I don't recommend sex...

Maybe-- personally though, I don't recommend sex on a bicycle... not saying there's anything wrong with that.
02-27-21, 08:56 AM
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Start smoking? If so, studies show 1 to 2 cigars...

Start smoking? If so, studies show 1 to 2 cigars a day are not correlated with early demise and, if you want to live to be 105 you should have a couple of gin-soaked raisins everyday. Seems to me, a...
02-21-21, 03:02 PM
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...then-- there's the subset of the club that's...

...then-- there's the subset of the club that's even leaner: those who share a cigar and glass of bourbon after a Sunday bike ride which for me today I think will be, an H. Upmann and Old Forester.
02-16-21, 10:53 PM
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Crisp 14 mph headwind on the return last Friday... doesn't bother...
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