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06-20-19, 08:32 AM
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Views: 3,468
Posted By medic75

The same can be said for everything. Children...

The same can be said for everything. Children ingest adult medication accidentally every day - any attempt to make nicotine seem more dangerous than the thousands of other substances that are...
06-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,468
Posted By medic75

The same can said for energy gels. Our bodies...

The same can said for energy gels. Our bodies weren’t designed to take simple processed carbohydrates in through our stomachs. Medications in general are not natural. Tell a diabetic that his body...
06-20-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,468
Posted By medic75

I smoked for 30 years. I started when I was only...

I smoked for 30 years. I started when I was only 13 years old. I tried everything to quit, but was never able to actually do it. Gum, patches, Chantix, even acupuncture. The only thing that worked...
06-19-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By medic75

I tracked my ride last night with strava. Come to...

I tracked my ride last night with strava. Come to find out, the initial elevation change is about 700 feet in 4 miles. Regardless, after eating an apple sauce packet 20 minutes prior to the ride, I...
06-18-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By medic75

Son's first MTB race

My son completed in his first race on Sunday. I had mentioned it to him about a month ago and he wasn't interested because it was a race. I tried to explain that he doesn't have to race, and that...
06-11-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,071
Posted By medic75

This is from tonight's ride. I had to forgo the...

This is from tonight's ride. I had to forgo the gravel bike and use the mountain bike for this ride. There are sections that are a little too rough for the 700x40 tires on my gravel bike.
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06-11-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,923
Posted By medic75

Interestingly enough, many people had the same...

Interestingly enough, many people had the same thought I did - inflation. If you look at bikes from the 70s & 80s, considering inflation, you will realize that today's bikes are relatively cheap....
05-28-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By medic75

I second the "store it extended" comment. As for...

I second the "store it extended" comment. As for clamping it, Seth's Bike Hacks did a youtube video about it and how to do it right. This subject is the new tubeless vs tube or clipless vs flats...
05-20-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,672
Posted By medic75

It is my understanding, and I may be wrong, that...

It is my understanding, and I may be wrong, that steel is much more resilient. Each bump, drop, rough road, etc. causes the frame to flex. Steel can supposedly be subjected to an infinite amount of...
05-18-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By medic75

I got it out on some real singletrack for the...

I got it out on some real singletrack for the first time today. I have to admit that I am completely impressed. I was a bit apprehensive initially, going from a 17 year old 26 inch mtb to a 29+,...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,007
Posted By medic75

Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get...

Thanks, but there is no need to honor us. We get up and go to work just like everybody else. Most kids have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up and some are lucky enough to have those...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,007
Posted By medic75

Got into a little mud this morning while...

Got into a little mud this morning while attempting to avoid some construction. I had been questioning if I should put the slick tires back on, but that is no longer a question to be considered.
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05-10-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By medic75

I did to a point. Instead of my typical commute...

I did to a point. Instead of my typical commute on my gravel bike this morning, I rode this. I figured it was the best way to get the brakes bed in prior to heading out on the trail. A few more...
05-10-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By medic75

New bike is here!

I picked this up after work yesterday. As you can see in the outside pic, it started to rain as soon as I picked it up. It has been raining since, so the new toy is sitting in the basement and will...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,931,007
Posted By medic75

2017 Raleigh Cadent 2 This is my commuter, fun,...

2017 Raleigh Cadent 2
This is my commuter, fun, & anything but MTB trail bike. I justified the purchase by promising myself that I would ride it to work every day the weather would allow. I have...
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