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11-09-08, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Bookman

Yes. The "Spider-Man" looks interesting. The...

Yes. The "Spider-Man" looks interesting. The drawings in the left margin are helpful. And truth in advertising: I should've said the admonishment is against static stretching. (Ballistic stretching,...
11-08-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Bookman

NYT Article: No Stretching Before or During Workout

FYI. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/sports/playmagazine/112pewarm.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin
10-27-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By Bookman

I note the Wingra mountain bike is in the $500...

I note the Wingra mountain bike is in the $500 range. Is $500 your ballpark? If you're willing to spend $900 or more, there are plenty of bikes from Trek, Specialized, Fuji, Jamis, Felt, and...
10-13-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Bookman

Before and after every ride I spin the front and...

Before and after every ride I spin the front and rear wheels, religiously, to make sure they're true. I did so before this ride. After my chain came off and I'd put it back on, my rear wheel was so...
10-13-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Bookman

Chain Slipping After Dropping Onto Bottom Bracket

My chain came off the inner chainring and dropped onto the frame last week when I downshifted from the middle chainring. Before that happened, I'd had no shifting problems whatsoever. The flying...
10-12-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By Bookman

Yet another reason to curse. UPDATE,...

Yet another reason to curse.

UPDATE, 7:40PM-- Just so my LBS mechanics don't come off looking like putzes, the senior man called today and said my bike was fixed. Yippee! (The new guy, who took...
10-12-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By Bookman

I didn't ride Saturday (or Friday or today, so...

I didn't ride Saturday (or Friday or today, so far) because Thursday, immediately after I downshifted to the inner chainring on my approach to a hill, my chain came off and damaged my rear wheel.
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10-11-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bookman

I've read elsewhere that October is a good month...

I've read elsewhere that October is a good month for cycling in Yosemite: after the crowded seasons and before the first snowfall. I'm going to try and get there next weekend.
10-11-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bookman

Article on Cycling in Yosemite

FYI. http://www.sacbee.com/384/story/1244396.html
10-06-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,967
Posted By Bookman

POO-joe? As in, rhymes with Cujo? I've only heard...

POO-joe? As in, rhymes with Cujo? I've only heard it pronounced pü-ZHŌ.
Forum: Introductions
10-01-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Bookman

Welcome aboard, Rolando. I'll see you on the...

Welcome aboard, Rolando. I'll see you on the American River Bike Trail.
09-30-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,185
Posted By Bookman

Try mounting the U-lock bracket this way. I...

Try mounting the U-lock bracket this way. I guarantee it won't interfere with pedaling. If you don't need your lock on a particular ride, there's still room to add a second bottle cage.
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09-28-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 186,276
Posted By Bookman

On the Road: the Original Scroll (Jack Kerouac;...

On the Road: the Original Scroll (Jack Kerouac; edited by Howard Cunnell) and The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (Jeffrey Toobin).
09-25-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Bookman

After the $7-8K you've spent on these bikes, not...

After the $7-8K you've spent on these bikes, not to mention the value you place on the life you put at risk every time you ride, I'm surprised you're balking at spending a fraction more to have...
09-23-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Bookman

Under Armour sells a long-sleeve UVA T-shirt for...

Under Armour sells a long-sleeve UVA T-shirt for $35-40. It's perfect for any outdoor warm-weather activity. If you don't need UVA, check your local Costco for long-sleeve 100% polyester Champion...
09-22-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Bookman

It depends on how many miles you managed to put...

It depends on how many miles you managed to put on your chain before you cleaned it thoroughly. If your chain is fairly new, you're probably OK. If not, your chain might already be past the time to...
09-22-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Bookman

FYI: Check out the tutorial on lubricants and...

FYI: Check out the tutorial on lubricants and grease at http://bicycletutor.com/lubricants/
09-22-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Bookman

I've ridden the BG Comfort Plus saddle for three...

I've ridden the BG Comfort Plus saddle for three months. No complaints. I ride my Trek 7100 100-130 miles a week, including one 30-35-miler, without saddle-soreness or numbness.

I'd seen this...
09-19-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By Bookman

NYT Article on the Redwoods

This is a auto-tour guide. Nevertheless, the Redwood coast is a spectacular place to ride, as I reported after my recent vacation there. Stay in a hotel or in one of the state-park campgrounds. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Bookman

I use the Blackburn Delphi 2.0. It does...

I use the Blackburn Delphi 2.0. It does everything I need, and it has performed flawlessly. I think I paid $25 for it at Sports Authority. The display shows current speed, elapsed time (you select...
09-18-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,713
Posted By Bookman

I have my own questions about Dumonde Tech. Who...

I have my own questions about Dumonde Tech. Who at this company is polishing whose knobs to corner the lube market? I went to two bike shops today that only sell Dumonde Tech. The other shops I...
09-16-08, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By Bookman

Go back to the main page in the Bicycle Mechanics...

Go back to the main page in the Bicycle Mechanics forum and click on the "Search this Forum" down arrow. Type chain lube into the search box, and read a few threads on this subject. Start with the...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,924
Posted By Bookman

Let's try it this way... Joe Biker: It says...

Let's try it this way...

Joe Biker: It says on my sidewall "INFLATE to 410-550 Kpa (60-80 psi)." I realize I should inflate to at least 60 psi and not more than 80. Should I inflate to 80 at all...
09-12-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,494
Posted By Bookman

I carry as little as possible, and it varies...

I carry as little as possible, and it varies depending on how far I plan to ride and where, if anywhere, I plan to stop. For a ride beyond the neighborhood when I don't plan to leave my bike...
09-11-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,125
Posted By Bookman

If your part of the world were some remote part...

If your part of the world were some remote part of Mali or Mongolia, I'd expect you to have been brought up in a different culture. But if you, your parents, and the people in your circle were...
09-11-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,125
Posted By Bookman

Let's assume this pack of stationary riders...

Let's assume this pack of stationary riders wasn't raised in a wolf pack or on Mars. We haven't gone so far around a bend in this country that rude behavior is indistiguishable from common courtesy...
09-10-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 186,276
Posted By Bookman

I just finished The Devil in the White City, a...

I just finished The Devil in the White City, a piece of page-turning nonfiction on par with In Cold Blood, Seabiscuit, and All the President's Men. I'm starting to re-read Zen and the Art of...
09-10-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,125
Posted By Bookman

I agree with your last point. A rider who's...

I agree with your last point. A rider who's trying to avoid a collision or is focussed on a training maneuver isn't dissing anyone if he fails to return a greeting at that critical moment. The...
09-10-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,125
Posted By Bookman

I used to be a runner. I ran most days on the...

I used to be a runner. I ran most days on the American River Bike Trail here in Sacramento, the same place I now ride my bike. We runners didn't have any particular "culture" that I remember,...
09-09-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,125
Posted By Bookman

I got tired of making the first move, nodding or...

I got tired of making the first move, nodding or smiling, and being ignored. Now I let serious-looking cyslists make the first move. Many do. I look blankly in their direction, to open the door,...
09-08-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 240,683
Posted By Bookman

I went from driving 125 miles a week (for years)...

I went from driving 125 miles a week (for years) to 25 miles every two weeks, cold turkey, a few months ago. When I get down to 25 miles a month I'll let you know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Bookman

Frankly, Copper1122, I was surprised to see...

Frankly, Copper1122, I was surprised to see anyone take this subject (or my post) seriously.
09-08-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By Bookman

I wear Pearl Izumi Attack gloves. I have no...

I wear Pearl Izumi Attack gloves. I have no complaints. Online reviewers claim the gloves tear easily and the padding wears down quickly. I've put 1,200 miles on mine. Both gloves are fine shape,...
09-08-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 272,161
Posted By Bookman

This is belated, but two weekends ago I rode down...

This is belated, but two weekends ago I rode down the CA redwood coastline from Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park to Trinidad. I've camped up there for twenty years, but this was the first time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By Bookman

I improved my average speed bit by bit. First, I...

I improved my average speed bit by bit. First, I stopped coasting on flats after coasting downhill. I was coasting till my front end began to wobble. My average jumped from about 7MPH to 8. Then...
09-04-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,115
Posted By Bookman

I feel your pain, Netdewt. I heard a chain noise...

I feel your pain, Netdewt. I heard a chain noise coming from the back of my bike last week while on vacation. I took it to my LBS yesterday, before I'd inspected it closely. I told the mechanic...
09-04-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 197,468
Posted By Bookman

http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm437/CKDexterH...

http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm437/CKDexterHaven_2008/Prairie%20Creek%202008/Picnic-Area-Old-Growth-Redw.jpg


It's a hybrid. But it gets me where I want to go.
09-02-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,220
Posted By Bookman

I'm back from my 10-day camping trip. The bikes...

I'm back from my 10-day camping trip. The bikes did not get stolen. At first I U-locked my bike to my wife's, cable-locked all three (our friend's bike too) to a laurel tree in our campsite, and...
08-18-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,220
Posted By Bookman

We leave for the redwoods at the end of the week....

We leave for the redwoods at the end of the week. I hope we see you there some day. Meanwhile, here are some pics from past trips. (FYI: The yellow thing is a banana slug, a redwoods native.)
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08-18-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,220
Posted By Bookman

We use a trunk-mounted Hollywood Baja 3-bike...

We use a trunk-mounted Hollywood Baja 3-bike rack. It's a great rack to get bikes to and from, but it provides no security whatever.
08-17-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,220
Posted By Bookman

Thanks for your input, everyone. I've camped in...

Thanks for your input, everyone. I've camped in the redwoods every year for twenty years and I've never been the victim of thievery. I'm sure you're right: a good cable lock around the picnic table...
08-10-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bookman

Recreationally, I ride twice a day every day. I...

Recreationally, I ride twice a day every day. I run as many errands on my bike as possible, which adds another four or five trips a week.
08-07-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,220
Posted By Bookman

How to Avoid Bike Theft on Camping Trip?

My wife and I bought bikes three months ago, and we'd really like to take them on our annual camping trip to the redwoods. But I'm having trouble envisioning how we're going to secure them against...
07-30-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Bookman

Yes, I assumed the 32c and 28c, while different...

Yes, I assumed the 32c and 28c, while different widths, had the same circumference. That's what I missed.
07-30-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Bookman

Skinnier Tires Are Slower?

A friend of mine is buying a Trek 7.3FX. He's thinking about having the LBS change the tires from the stock 32c to 28c on the theory that his bike would be a little faster, all other things being...
07-29-08, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bookman

I don't own a repair stand. I clean and lube the...

I don't own a repair stand. I clean and lube the chain weekly on my patio, bike upright, wheels on the pavement, the bike leaning up against a post, leaving room for the pedals to turn freely. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,957
Posted By Bookman

1. Use a clean dry rag after every ride or two to...

1. Use a clean dry rag after every ride or two to wipe surface debris off the chain and the cassette. I don't remove the chain for this. It doesn't take much effort and whatever I wipe off doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By Bookman

The Elite Compact has a lot of upgrades and is...

The Elite Compact has a lot of upgrades and is worth the price difference IMHO. If necessary, you could trim from your up-front accessories budget what you'd really like to have (e.g., a jersey) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-08, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By Bookman

They're as good as you can get at that price. ...

They're as good as you can get at that price. The Tiagra-Sora mix is better than the Sora-2203 mix on the more expensive Trek 1.2, plus 9-speed vs. 8-speed, the 52T big chainring vs. 50T.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By Bookman

The Specialized Allez Triple's MSRP is $800. That...

The Specialized Allez Triple's MSRP is $800. That should leave the room you'll need in your budget for accessories.
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