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05-24-09, 01:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Big Helmet

Holy mackerel. That page looks mind blowingly...

Holy mackerel. That page looks mind blowingly helpful.

I had seen that Garmin would exchange a busted unit for a reconditioned one at a relatively reasonable price, but I've been living in Central...
05-22-09, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Big Helmet

Mine shows exactly that behavior. Mind if I...

Mine shows exactly that behavior.

Mind if I ask how you went about "splitting the cases" without damaging something irreparably?

I might like to try the same nifty bit of surgery on mine.
Forum: Asia
06-24-08, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By Big Helmet

One Round Trip from Fukuoka

I will have one day (Monday, July 7) from which to ride my road bike from Hakata station in Fukuoka and back.

Does anyone have any suggestions for scenic, possibly challenging routes that I could...
05-29-08, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,504
Posted By Big Helmet

Yeah, I'm sure it could. I'd think though that a...

Yeah, I'm sure it could. I'd think though that a properly dished wheel would need to have the rim pretty well centered between the two ends of the hub. But I'm not that knowledeable about such things...
05-29-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,504
Posted By Big Helmet

Two sets of wheels is a great way to go, but they...

Two sets of wheels is a great way to go, but they don't necessarily have to be identical. I've got two highly dissimilar sets (one set pretty light for the road, the other much more heavy-duty for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,398
Posted By Big Helmet

I was going pretty hard, and had been for a...

I was going pretty hard, and had been for a little while. Looked down and noticed that the end cap had somehow worked its way partway out my rightside handlebar. No big deal, I'll just give the cap a...
06-21-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Big Helmet

That would no doubt work, but hair gel works...

That would no doubt work, but hair gel works great too - and cheap.

I read that as a tip more than a year ago right here on Bikeforums. Put it to work, and got great data all winter long, when at...
06-10-07, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By Big Helmet

You're ready.

You're ready.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-07, 10:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,357
Posted By Big Helmet

Slow down time by looking farther ahead

I'm one of those people who glide casually and confidently through fast downhill corners. I'm not a great rider overall (by any means), but I can sail serenely through hot corners where much faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By Big Helmet

I appreciate your taking the time to write that...

I appreciate your taking the time to write that answer. Candidly, a lot of those supposed benefits sound just plausible enough to be completely bogus. In particular, I have a hard time believing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-07, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By Big Helmet

I'm curious as to what is the supposed benefit of...

I'm curious as to what is the supposed benefit of a "recovery ride". Strictly for the purpose of recovery from a previous strenuous effort, what do you get out of a 1-hour recovery ride that you...
12-22-06, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,459
Posted By Big Helmet

http://www.subway.com/applications/NutritionInfo/i...

http://www.subway.com/applications/NutritionInfo/index.aspx
12-17-06, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Big Helmet

And after that . . . "Watch out for the corn...

And after that . . .

"Watch out for the corn hole, bud."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 04:11 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 33,449
Posted By Big Helmet

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/760/dcf0045mp3.jp...

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/760/dcf0045mp3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Bandages?

We don't need no stinking bandages!
Forum: Foo
10-14-06, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Big Helmet

GBCB's post has good info. Tokyo and Osaka -...

GBCB's post has good info. Tokyo and Osaka - plenty of people love living in each.

Cost of living is high in either but you'll manage. Millions get by fine in either city.

Patent trainee is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,976
Posted By Big Helmet

Is it Friday night again already?

Is it Friday night again already?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-06, 11:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,386
Posted By Big Helmet

I rode last Sunday with a guy that had what was...

I rode last Sunday with a guy that had what was made to appear to be a woven carbon fiber seat bag. Matched his frame, a black carbon "Ferrari by Colnago" branded Colnago including yellow "prancing...
08-29-06, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Big Helmet

An excerpt from an email I received from the...

An excerpt from an email I received from the Urban 'Cross folks.

Starting next week our Tuesday night cyclocross training begins. Three weeks only starting Sept 5th. Get ready for cyclocross...
08-24-06, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Big Helmet

I raced in the "Urban Cyclocross" series when I...

I raced in the "Urban Cyclocross" series when I lived in L.A. -- http://www.backontrackproductions.com/. This shop - http://www.bicyclejohns.com/ - sponsors a team -- http://www.seriouscycling.org/,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,462
Posted By Big Helmet

Yes, you must learn and have the gear you need to...

Yes, you must learn and have the gear you need to fix a flat in the middle of a ride. You will get flats on the road, and being able to fix one means the difference between ruining your whole day and...
08-09-06, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Big Helmet

I read it. I was glad to have had the opportunity...

I read it. I was glad to have had the opportunity and hope the writer continues to post.

The piece would be better if properly paragraphed and thoroughly edited, though.

"Lose", not "loose",...
07-31-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By Big Helmet

That's exactly what you do. And fitday and...

That's exactly what you do.

And fitday and bikejournal are both very helpful. On fitday, remember you must record your time sleeping every day. If you don't, the software will assume 24 hours of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Big Helmet

I bet in fact you could ride 100 miles, and...

I bet in fact you could ride 100 miles, and probably easier than you think. Ever tried a mile century? You're probably well capable of it.
07-26-06, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Big Helmet

Don't think that what I'm about to write is an...

Don't think that what I'm about to write is an attempt to discourage you; just the opposite . . . .

You may be shocked at how fast and strong even the lowest category, supposed beginners are. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-06, 10:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,848
Posted By Big Helmet

This isn't only a cyclist's problem. I do the...

This isn't only a cyclist's problem. I do the same thing -- I like to wave enthusiastically and call out a jaunty hello to anyone and everyone I pass by -- walking along a city sidewalk, in a public...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By Big Helmet

You WILL get used to the seat. Sore butt for a...

You WILL get used to the seat. Sore butt for a few days or a couple weeks, after that you won't even think about it (most likely).

What are the symptoms of the poor shifting vs. what you expected?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Big Helmet

This is a very good summary.

This is a very good summary.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Big Helmet

The Frogs are very nice. I use them on my...

The Frogs are very nice. I use them on my commuter for the walk-aroundability. Very easy to get in and out of.
03-07-06, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By Big Helmet

That's the better way to look at it.

That's the better way to look at it.
03-07-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By Big Helmet

You shouldn't worry a bit (or even pay much...

You shouldn't worry a bit (or even pay much attention) to what happens day to day; simple water fluctuations can be 2-3 pounds either way, in my experience. Check back in, say, 3 weeks to see how...
03-07-06, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By Big Helmet

It is vital with fitday that you enter your time...

It is vital with fitday that you enter your time spent sleeping. Otherwise your lifestyle calorie count will be several hundred over the intended estimate.
02-27-06, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 932
Posted By Big Helmet

I also prefer the window seat, but I will report...

I also prefer the window seat, but I will report that those dorky-looking little pillows that wrap around your neck do function as intended, holding your head upright and allowing you to sleep even...
Forum: Introductions
02-15-06, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Big Helmet

I also marvel at how those things continue to go...

I also marvel at how those things continue to go for years and years with no maintenance at all. I doubt a lot of the people I see riding them even put air in the tires.

And, yep, although we've...
Forum: Introductions
02-14-06, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Big Helmet

Yeah. Gifu City checking in here. There's...

Yeah. Gifu City checking in here.

There's plenty of nice biking up here, both mountain and road.

But I too am thinking of buying a mama-chari -- I want some nice big baskets for grocery...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-06, 02:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,221
Posted By Big Helmet

Hearty congratulations. One thing. Depending...

Hearty congratulations.

One thing. Depending on your existing fitness level, age, etc., you may find 10 miles one-way to be a bit more taxing than you expect, at least at first. You may be...
02-07-06, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Big Helmet

I'm not sure I understand the question. In any...

I'm not sure I understand the question. In any situation where waiting for a taxi would be dangerous, an ambulance is the best answer, whether or not you own your own car.
01-05-06, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Big Helmet

Fun as a hottub full of Japanese student nurses.

Fun as a hottub full of Japanese student nurses.
Forum: Introductions
01-05-06, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Big Helmet

Gifu City checking in here. As soon as the...

Gifu City checking in here. As soon as the weather warms up even the teensiest bit I'll be heading up your way along Route 21 to check out Lake Biwako. I might be able to join you for lunch and some...
01-05-06, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Big Helmet

I live in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, about 20...

I live in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, about 20 miles or so north of Nagoya. I'd be real interested in information on the races you're talking about, and about racing and riding in Japan in general.
12-16-05, 02:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,599
Posted By Big Helmet

www.fitday.com + weigh (food scale, available at...

www.fitday.com + weigh (food scale, available at amazon.com) and measure *everything* you eat and drink for six weeks. You'll probably be shocked at how many calories you're eating every day, but...
Forum: Foo
11-14-05, 05:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,441
Posted By Big Helmet

This is genius.

This is genius.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-05, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Big Helmet

I'm bumping this thread because I'm curious how...

I'm bumping this thread because I'm curious how the OP King88 is finding Sepulveda.

Enjoying your commute?
Forum: Foo
11-06-05, 11:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,465
Posted By Big Helmet

I had a skin cancer about the size of a pea on...

I had a skin cancer about the size of a pea on the side of my head, right up near the temple. Like you I was pretty freaked out. They knifed it right off under local anesthesia, though, and it wasn't...
11-06-05, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,740
Posted By Big Helmet

MY QUESTION: I'm not exactly sure how the...

MY QUESTION:
I'm not exactly sure how the tights are worn - I see many of them are not padded: does it mean I need to wear my regular padded shorts underneath? Would it make sense just to buy...
11-05-05, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Big Helmet

Is it your computer magnet passing your cycle...

Is it your computer magnet passing your cycle computer's fork mounted sensor? My Cateye computer sensor clicks like that.
11-04-05, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Big Helmet

Do you have a local bike shop (frequently "LBS"...

Do you have a local bike shop (frequently "LBS" on these boards) near you? If so, I'd recommend going in there on either a cold and dreary weekend day (should be some coming up), or in the middle of...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-05, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Big Helmet

Sepulveda itself is quite rideable from the...

Sepulveda itself is quite rideable from the tunnel at the top all the way down to Olympic. Its very heavily traveled, but quite wide at least down to Wilshire. You may find yourself passing a lot of...
11-03-05, 09:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,084
Posted By Big Helmet

Select some equipment that allows you to maintain...

Select some equipment that allows you to maintain proper control over your vehicle.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,261
Posted By Big Helmet

This is an excellent point, which I first...

This is an excellent point, which I first encountered in motorcycling. Looking as far up the road as you can manage has the effect of slowing things down, psychologically. You feel like events are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,680
Posted By Big Helmet

It made me laugh out loud.

It made me laugh out loud.
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