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11-24-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,051
Posted By DoninIN

Evangelism is not the same as snobbery, although...

Evangelism is not the same as snobbery, although poor writing can make it seem so sometimes. Yes there might possibly lurk a number of snobs in the 41 for instance, and out there on the roads of the...
10-23-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,899
Posted By DoninIN

It was too cold to commute to work today, say 38...

It was too cold to commute to work today, say 38 windy and raining. But I just got back from the hardware store, where I got a brand new carhart orange beanie, and a pair of comfy cold weather work...
09-21-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,175
Posted By DoninIN

Hopes and prayers for your complete recovery.

Hopes and prayers for your complete recovery.
09-20-13, 01:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,042
Posted By DoninIN

Agreed, I don't think it's in any way willful...

Agreed, I don't think it's in any way willful stupidity or anything though. The thing is there is potential danger there. It is not a terribly incorrect way of looking at the world to imagine that...
09-19-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,042
Posted By DoninIN

Nevermind the inherent danger in swooping down...

Nevermind the inherent danger in swooping down some hill at forty miles an hour on this ridiculous twenty pound aluminum contraption with tires less than 7/8" wide wearing ridiculous clothes, it's...
09-14-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,207
Posted By DoninIN

I have to believe there's a slight edge to the...

I have to believe there's a slight edge to the "real thing" and I have an exercise bike in my living room. However I think it's a much more important factor that for most people, me included it's...
09-10-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,210
Posted By DoninIN

Yes! These are awesome! My '78 Motobecane has...

Yes! These are awesome! My '78 Motobecane has Suntour "Power shifters" that work this way and they are just sweet, always a joy to work with. Although my battered and ancient Schwinn sports tourer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,959
Posted By DoninIN

The main thing with winter clothes is to avoid...

The main thing with winter clothes is to avoid *****s in the armor, if the wind gets in you will hate the trip. Stay sealed up and it won't be so bad. Eastbay has a lot of good cheapish priced stuff,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,000
Posted By DoninIN

I think these guys have done an amazing job of...

I think these guys have done an amazing job of salesmanship, and that the power meter training must work pretty well for racers as a rule. But I'd be willing to bet that as effective training methods...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-13, 05:51 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,000
Posted By DoninIN

This is heresy, you should be banned from the 41,...

This is heresy, you should be banned from the 41, a $4K rig, detailed power numbers and shaved legs are absolutely the things that make you fast. Not training, effort and ability. :lol:
09-07-13, 05:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,431
Posted By DoninIN

Yard sales? Garage Sales? My girlfriend nearly...

Yard sales? Garage Sales? My girlfriend nearly clothes her entire family via this route for pennies on the dollar. For men it's harder, we tend to throw out our clothes when they have disintegrated...
09-07-13, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,542
Posted By DoninIN

+1 to this as well, Quality of food and total...

+1 to this as well, Quality of food and total nutrition is huge.
09-07-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,542
Posted By DoninIN

Yes, ride what you feel. Somewhat, stay...

Yes, ride what you feel. Somewhat, stay challenged and set goals. Use the forum or friends for motivation. Motivation is, I believe why so many obsess over their average speed over their personal...
09-02-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,506
Posted By DoninIN

Congratulations are definitely in order! It's...

Congratulations are definitely in order! It's good anyone succeed, it helps all of us. I'm currently struggling with my motivation and stalled progress. I eat too much. I've had three flat tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,627
Posted By DoninIN

Continental Ultra Sports have served me pretty...

Continental Ultra Sports have served me pretty well. The flats I've had have been either my fault. Thread tape loose, pinched the tube changing the tire, etc. Usually if you get a second flat tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,389
Posted By DoninIN

Our ancestors largely solved all these problems...

Our ancestors largely solved all these problems by dying young. What may have been wonderful and natural for them is not always what we're after. Even the lifestyles and disease profiles of the ones...
09-02-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,167
Posted By DoninIN

I can't believe that I binge-read almost the...

I can't believe that I binge-read almost the entirety of this thread.
"The Apocalypse" In modern pop culture of course doesn't really seem to refer to any particular plausible "Apocalypse" scenario,...
08-06-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,116
Posted By DoninIN

Every morning at least, and usually again in the...

Every morning at least, and usually again in the evening. The morning is the "Weight of Record" because it's less I suppose. I enjoy constant feedback, and it doesn't bother me to see the regular...
08-06-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,682
Posted By DoninIN

Value points. Used bike from Local Bike...

Value points.

Used bike from Local Bike Shop. If it's a good shop, then it should be tuned, greased and ready to go.

Bikes Direct bikes look nice, two acquaintances have a pair of his and hers...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,556
Posted By DoninIN

I ride on what it sometimes seems are abandoned...

I ride on what it sometimes seems are abandoned country roads, and while I'm always tuned in to the sounds of approaching traffic occasionally another cyclist has come up behind and me, either...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,577
Posted By DoninIN

Reciprocating weight is huge. It is worth your...

Reciprocating weight is huge. It is worth your while, and as much treasure as you can spare to remove every single gram from your wheels and drive train. Much of the time I am work people are paying...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,916
Posted By DoninIN

I just have to jump back in with my favorite...

I just have to jump back in with my favorite cycling saying.

You can buy a nice bike, but you can't buy a fast one, you have to make it fast.
(Someone smarter than me, some time in the past.)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,916
Posted By DoninIN

+1 To all that. Do some random blistering sprints...

+1 To all that. Do some random blistering sprints down hills, run from some mean dogs. Don't stress about it, keep in mind all those people who are posting how they averaged 22+ over X miles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 18,608
Posted By DoninIN

And inflate their tires with Nitrogen and not CO2...

And inflate their tires with Nitrogen and not CO2 or plain air, and are known to reduce tire life and increase rolling friction.
08-01-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,209
Posted By DoninIN

One of each kind? I think I'd take a Motobecane...

One of each kind? I think I'd take a Motobecane Grand Jubilee, because I love my Grand Touring, possibly whatever the holy grail year of the Schwinn Paramount is? I would be pretty pleased as punch...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,625
Posted By DoninIN

I think about this in terms of hours not miles....

I think about this in terms of hours not miles. At two hours if I'm not done, I eat something, cliff bar, banana, whatever. Every two hours I eat something, or drink something (With calories, not...
08-01-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By DoninIN

Awesome!

Awesome!
08-01-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,856
Posted By DoninIN

Starving children in Africa, or India, or...

Starving children in Africa, or India, or wherever. That mindset got me to the point that even if you put an oversized comical Man VS. Food style helping on my plate, in a few minutes It'll be gone....
07-30-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By DoninIN

http://www.mscdirect.com/FlyerView?pagelabel=275&s...

http://www.mscdirect.com/FlyerView?pagelabel=275&search=77430015&contentPath=/sales-catalogs/big-book

MSC has those size taps for $5, it's just a 9/16-20 thread, one right, one left hand. (For...
07-29-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,831
Posted By DoninIN

Thanks for the information! I truly appreciate...

Thanks for the information! I truly appreciate it, also the link to the catalog is pretty amazing, I hadn't found anything like that in previous googling. The sports tourer at the top of that page...
07-29-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,831
Posted By DoninIN

My beloved 1981 Schwinn Sports Tourer (Freewheel? Cassette? How do I tell?)

I think it's an 1981, that seems to be when it was purchased for me, but if it's wrong it's close.

I've started the process of rehabilitating the old bike. If you ride along on the big chain ring,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,291
Posted By DoninIN

Wind sucks. As others have said, with a climb,...

Wind sucks. As others have said, with a climb, even if you don't get the energy back on the way down you can at least see, and feel what you're up against. With the wind, it's invisible, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-13, 07:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,055
Posted By DoninIN

Welcome to BF, and the 41. My personal...

Welcome to BF, and the 41.

My personal advice, which has more to do with life than with the bikes, but might at least be worth reading.


First, if you really are a Cannondale fanboy, there's...
07-28-13, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By DoninIN

Correct selection of exercise is a good way to...

Correct selection of exercise is a good way to maintain flexibility, but longer muscles are stronger muscles. Flexibility is wonderful, longer, more flexible muscles will absolutely not make you...
07-28-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,482
Posted By DoninIN

I don't really want to jump in here and start...

I don't really want to jump in here and start arguing against all things Primal/Paleo/Ketogenic, whatever, I'm not at all certain what I believe about all the various claims made on different sides...
07-24-13, 04:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,528
Posted By DoninIN

I'm fat, really (Relatively) fat, 257 as of...

I'm fat, really (Relatively) fat, 257 as of literally right now.

BMI says I'm obese. Duh.

My weight goal for now is about 200 pounds. When I get to 200, or possibly before I get there I'll see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By DoninIN

I usually get lost, or at least turned around if...

I usually get lost, or at least turned around if I try to drive some out in the boonies set of backroads that I usually cycle. Traveling those same roads at 45 mph, makes things go by way too fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 24,861
Posted By DoninIN

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/science.jpg You...

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/science.jpg

You know, I've been giving this some thought since the first time I heard of this whole "stiffer bikes are better for sprinting" issue.

I don't believe...
07-22-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,532
Posted By DoninIN

I agree with all that. There are parts of many of...

I agree with all that. There are parts of many of these theme diets that make sense. Without going into the validity of the "theme" (Cavemen almost certainly lived on much more forage, fish, wild...
07-19-13, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,504
Posted By DoninIN

+1000 This is the #1...

+1000 This is the #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) problem, but, you can take a good look at the thing before wheel it to the front. If you can work a wrench, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,329
Posted By DoninIN

Hopefully: Is it true that everyone used to...

Hopefully:

Is it true that everyone used to be fat and that they would drive distances as few as a mile or two?

Why would anyone but a cycling geek want to ride a bike without neverflat...
07-18-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,047
Posted By DoninIN

What makes it bad form is when someone starts...

What makes it bad form is when someone starts aggressively hassling, or trying to negotiate with someone who clearly does not have the authority to take less than sticker price, or give a discount....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,692
Posted By DoninIN

1: It is the spandex and position on a road bike....

1: It is the spandex and position on a road bike. Sort of. I am what I used to call (Back in the 1980s when I wasn't) WAY too fat for spandex. However breathable spandex/lycra (Whatever the F is in...
07-18-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By DoninIN

Recently I got some DeFeet socks on sale for like...

Recently I got some DeFeet socks on sale for like $4 a pair, and while I haven't been AS wet as I was that day since, I've had them out in the rain a bit, and they do dry better than plain socks. The...
07-17-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,346
Posted By DoninIN

There is something to be said for not lying. I...

There is something to be said for not lying. I spent around a decade as a quality manager in a firm that made (More than occasionally defective) parts primarily for automotive customers. So not...
07-16-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,964
Posted By DoninIN

Amen, to that, it was 90 when I left the house...

Amen, to that, it was 90 when I left the house today there was no question of putting on a layer of cotton over the lycra.
07-16-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,964
Posted By DoninIN

Performance has both baggy and regular stretchy...

Performance has both baggy and regular stretchy shorts for as low as $30, they have a lot of local stores so you might be able to try them on. I realize, that especially over in the 41, Performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,175
Posted By DoninIN

No, you do not sound like a complete idiot. That...

No, you do not sound like a complete idiot. That usually takes practice.

Go for it, as others have suggested. If possible to ask them how they feel, but if they're not a hard core, eat their own...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By DoninIN

You win this thread, and I'll be happy to ride...

You win this thread, and I'll be happy to ride with you, my computer is broken as well.

As a non-snide thing to possibly add to the thread. It never hurts to check the computer against some known...
07-07-13, 06:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,238
Posted By DoninIN

I hate the helmet discussion in life and online,...

I hate the helmet discussion in life and online, but I'm an absolute helmet nazi, except when the ride doesn't warrant a helmet. (There's a joke in there if you look carefully) riding hard, going out...
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