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09-05-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,742
Posted By Eclectus

Thanks AA, but my IQ has dropped by 20 points. ...

Thanks AA, but my IQ has dropped by 20 points. Interestingly, their tests have really good puzzles. You can study them, get the answers, and learn what they are thinking, and re-frame your thinking...
09-02-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,742
Posted By Eclectus

I don't even know anymore. I can tell only tell...

I don't even know anymore. I can tell only tell you this stuff is in the archives. I know this sounds like a copout, but when I was an undergrad at Berkeley, they didn't have the journal articles I...
09-01-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,742
Posted By Eclectus

reticulocyte counts are abnormally high Their...

reticulocyte counts are abnormally high Their levels can be meaured in bone marrow These are replicating red blood cell precursor-cells. Epo raises their numbers.

Red blood cell mass, in the...
08-28-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,742
Posted By Eclectus

Passing 500 drug tests may convince some...

Passing 500 drug tests may convince some people..but Marion Jones passed several dozen, yet later admitted she took PEDs.

If somebody designs PED-dectection-foiling methods that work 40 times...
07-30-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By Eclectus

Power meters are good. HR meter, a lot cheaper,...

Power meters are good. HR meter, a lot cheaper, is arguably just as good. riding a lot," I'm getting blown by nearly everybody, I'm passing some people., I passs or get passed half the time, I'm...
07-28-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,822
Posted By Eclectus

Find the the routes you can handle without...

Find the the routes you can handle without grinding out your knee cartilage. If you're taking on some 18% grade hills, that's very steep, and your cadence is 40, you need to learn how to stand up,...
07-09-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,818
Posted By Eclectus

Lance loses a lawsuit againt USADA. Is he going down?

Wow! His lawyers suggested this move, and made money, and it cost him some money. Should he keep his riches, and capitulate?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 15,825
Posted By Eclectus

I don't want to trash companies. Mike Sinyard...

I don't want to trash companies. Mike Sinyard bought Gary Fisher/ Tom Ritchie bikes, and sent them to Japan for reverse engineering. I still like Specialized bikes. I have a Crux, for urban riding,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,607
Posted By Eclectus

Botto used to pimp Assos. I tried it. I was...

Botto used to pimp Assos. I tried it. I was riding Gore, Castelli and DeMarchi at the time. After trying Assos, it may be the best. I tend to ride it most of the time now. It's really good. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,995
Posted By Eclectus

Bells were effective in the pre-MP3/earbud era....

Bells were effective in the pre-MP3/earbud era. Airzound and mini boat horns are much more effective to wake up people who walk or jog with music. You don't need sound devices, you can figure out...
07-06-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 178,029
Posted By Eclectus

I like Beach Boys. Great harmonies. I'm so old I...

I like Beach Boys. Great harmonies. I'm so old I rode Itailian lugged steel with first-year Tulio Campagnola designed and first-year supervised 2 x 5 in 1962. I mostly ride Specialized and Cervelo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 16,970
Posted By Eclectus

Rob could be sick. maybe he got hit riding by a...

Rob could be sick. maybe he got hit riding by a car, or cancer. He tried to make beautiful wheels, if people aren't hearing from him, maybe he was taken out. If you are in his area, go visit him.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,084
Posted By Eclectus

Some good car insurance policies will cover you,...

Some good car insurance policies will cover you, for unisnsured-driver-caused accidents. They paid me a check to get me to promise not to sue them in the future. It covered my bike-damage-repair...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By Eclectus

When your young, and have a "Ferrari engine" you...

When your young, and have a "Ferrari engine" you dont care what your riding on. When you get older, you pursue comfort, durability. Then it boils down to Assos and Gore Bike Wear. Both expensive,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Eclectus

I ride Craft, padded bibs, go to. You won't be...

I ride Craft, padded bibs, go to. You won't be sorry.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 01:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,879
Posted By Eclectus

Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive...

Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive but fenced in or chained by their owners. I've outrun a few "free-range" dogs, but mostly just stopped and stood my ground, tried first to talk...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 01:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,879
Posted By Eclectus

Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive...

Dogs are dogs. I ride by dogs that are aggresive but fenced in or chained by their owners. I've outrun a few "free-range" dogs, but mostly just stopped and stood my ground, tried first to talk...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-12, 01:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,525
Posted By Eclectus

I think road riding is preferable. Let me get...

I think road riding is preferable. Let me get this out, I was hit by an unsinsured driver last Nov. The traffic was too heavy to make a right turn, then move to the left-turn lane within 100 feet,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,332
Posted By Eclectus

Last summer it was above-95 for 80 days straight...

Last summer it was above-95 for 80 days straight here in Kansas. We just drove out to Coastal Cal, 65-80 degrees. THAT'S the PLACE TO RIDE
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,813
Posted By Eclectus

I test rode a Spzd Roubaix in 09, on a two-day...

I test rode a Spzd Roubaix in 09, on a two-day paid trial. Brought it back after 30 mi. I liked it, but it wasn't "my bike". They let me take out a Cervelo RS. In the parking lot I felt, "This...
04-19-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Eclectus

Night illumination is really important. But what...

Night illumination is really important. But what about daytime? Lot's of people ride in sunshine without realizing their small profile in the minds of drivers aren't easily "visible", until the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,018
Posted By Eclectus

I dunno. Really, I'm flummoxed. My experience,...

I dunno. Really, I'm flummoxed. My experience, was my dad got me a nice bike in 62, it was too large, 48 cm, when I was 9 years old and 4'9", I grew into it, and then I probably grew out of it six...
12-18-11, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,297
Posted By Eclectus

I'm recovering, with back pain three weeks after...

I'm recovering, with back pain three weeks after the collision. For advisement FWIW, I think riding in the streets is safer. This was a case where there was extremely heavy rush hour traffic. I...
12-03-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,297
Posted By Eclectus

I just got hit by a car on Wednesday. I've gone...

I just got hit by a car on Wednesday. I've gone down lots of times, this was the first bike/car collision in 53 years of riding, mostly on streets and roads.

I was going to make a certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,354
Posted By Eclectus

I just don't think people can read it, if you are...

I just don't think people can read it, if you are riding fast, or riding at all, actually.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By Eclectus

You might go to a custom builder. There are...

You might go to a custom builder. There are people who can figure your needs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 984
Posted By Eclectus

Well, San Marcos in winter, pretty good. Summer...

Well, San Marcos in winter, pretty good. Summer not so much. Living in Wichita KS, I was thinking about going to Austin last winter, decided to go to coastal Cal instead. Both were really nice per...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,653
Posted By Eclectus

I have a couple pair of Sidi boots, road and MTB,...

I have a couple pair of Sidi boots, road and MTB, Gore-tex. For rain, I have some scuba booties, from Mike's (Nor-Cal suba shopt) tops cut off to fit outside and around the boot tops. Under rain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By Eclectus

I have a couple Specializeds, a 1995 Stumpy,...

I have a couple Specializeds, a 1995 Stumpy, which I have modified over the years, and a Crux cross-bike. Totally fun. I test rode a Roubaix, and a Cervelo RS. 30 miles in fairly strong winds. I...
10-23-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,297
Posted By Eclectus

I have a couple problems with riding the...

I have a couple problems with riding the sidewalk, and so-called parallel-to-street "bike paths" that have been glommed onto by pedestrians.

Two/three-abreast walkers, dog-walkers with extendo...
10-03-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,297
Posted By Eclectus

Sidewwalk riding vs. street riding, figure out...

Sidewwalk riding vs. street riding, figure out each of their "rules". Sidewalk riding, including wide-pathway MUPs, be ready to stop. Pedestrians, dog-walkers, slow down. Cross streets and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,044
Posted By Eclectus

It's dangerous out there. I suggest a DiNotte...

It's dangerous out there. I suggest a DiNotte 400R tailight, and whatever front light you prefer on blink mode. Nothing wrong with a helmet-mount super-bright blinker. But you still may have to...
09-09-11, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,297
Posted By Eclectus

I mostly ride on the street/road, but if I'm in...

I mostly ride on the street/road, but if I'm in Overland Park, and rush-hour traffic is bumper-to-bumper, on Quivira Rd, I take the sidewalk. I don't think I'm going to be hit on the road, but I...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,482
Posted By Eclectus

I you have to shoot a dog to protect your life,...

I you have to shoot a dog to protect your life, you have to do it. I have never had to do it. Packing "heat" is fair. I find that getting off my bike and facing down dog-packs, Yelling "NO!" works...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,686
Posted By Eclectus

Running red lights, obey the law, or accept the...

Running red lights, obey the law, or accept the consequences of not obeying.

First, if you are going to blow red lights and stop signs, LOOK AHEAD, BEHIND, and BOTH SIDES.

LOOK FOR COPS. If...
08-22-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,437
Posted By Eclectus

I've installed Schwalbe Dureme 32s. On-road...

I've installed Schwalbe Dureme 32s. On-road usage, lots of not-so-good maintenance, some icky tire-punturing debris. Very good riding in the past 4 months, Kansas (shiit!), Monterey/Pebble Beach,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,053
Posted By Eclectus

Most of the time I ride a carbon HB. I have some...

Most of the time I ride a carbon HB. I have some durable alu. It can do down okay. But some of this stuff today is really un-durable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By Eclectus

If you aren't an esthete, you just have to tell...

If you aren't an esthete, you just have to tell them, "I'm alpha. You thought you were, until you met me."

Examples:

Running in the Salinas Valley, dusky German Shephard came up. I crouched...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Eclectus

I love riding Assos bottoms. But I have some...

I love riding Assos bottoms. But I have some Gore Bike Wear, DeMarchi and Craft bottoms too which are really good. They have Assos/Cytech cham pads. Very comfy. On cool-weather tops, GBW is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Eclectus

Lots of great stuff out there. They're mostly...

Lots of great stuff out there. They're mostly glomming onto out-of-patent Robert Gore's EPTF. Showers Pass is fine. That's my go-to. eVent, glommed onto post-patent GTX, some molecular tweaking of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,053
Posted By Eclectus

Some of these modern alumo bars crump (I mean...

Some of these modern alumo bars crump (I mean like unusable) when you crash. Steel is better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Eclectus

Straps aren't "broken in" until they get...

Straps aren't "broken in" until they get salt-encrusted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By Eclectus

You're not in the cycling capital of California....

You're not in the cycling capital of California. I'm living in Wichita, Kansas. I'm not going to my nearest LBS.. I like getting tools and other stuff, online, watching YouTube tutorials and tuning...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Eclectus

I used to be hassled a lot by drivers. I...

I used to be hassled a lot by drivers. I realized, "They aren't seeing me." I tried a Plnet Bike Superflash blinkie. A little better. Then I splurged for a DiNotte 400R taillight.
Wow, that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Eclectus

Dead-stop falls, waay better than moving falls....

Dead-stop falls, waay better than moving falls. I've had a couple minor scratches and seriously bruised ego in the past 40 years on zero-speed inability to unclip situations. Waay better than major...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,523
Posted By Eclectus

I haven't seen horses yet. Not too many riders...

I haven't seen horses yet. Not too many riders have. I would suggest maybe talking, slow down, Let riders and horses know you are behind. Keep talking as you pass on the other side of the road,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Eclectus

If you can get as-good a wheel for less, grab it....

If you can get as-good a wheel for less, grab it. Or better wheel for same $$. I got my 09 KE's for $480, on a custom build, spring 09.

I can say this, I have wheels that I have to true, some...
07-12-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,241
Posted By Eclectus

The whole UCI thing is dummkopf. Why not allow...

The whole UCI thing is dummkopf. Why not allow the lightest bikes to compete? On time-trial flats, why not allow recumbents?

"We cannot allow this kind of thinking, because we'll we just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,395
Posted By Eclectus

I started with Campy Record 1962. Awesome. ...

I started with Campy Record 1962. Awesome.

I liked Shimano 600 downtube shifters, 1990.

I'm mostly riding Red and Apex now, i've had to learn they don't like simultaneous front and rear...
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