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Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,883
Posted By BookFinder

I don 't typically delve into personal topics in...

I don 't typically delve into personal topics in these settings but the above post prompts me. In what I call "another life" I was a counselor and have spent thousands of hours with individuals who...
10-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By BookFinder

Welcome to the asylum. RE, your question:...

Welcome to the asylum.

RE, your question: fit is the critical issue in terms of comfort and one's desire to get on the bike and ride. So when you look at a particular model, discern whether it is...
10-10-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By BookFinder

Thanks. I immediately looked up the family...

Thanks. I immediately looked up the family therapy guy with the same name and his wiki page showed him still living. So I wondered about the background.

Nonetheless, I’m sorry to read of the...
10-10-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By BookFinder

Of what James Dobson are you speaking?

Of what James Dobson are you speaking?
09-28-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By BookFinder

86 yr old gets a bucket list bike ride

Just one of those fun to read stories.

86 yr old gets bucket list bike ride (https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20190928/woman-86-fulfills-bucket-list-wish-for-first-ever-bike-ride)
09-21-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By BookFinder

Thanks for the update. I’m still reading up on...

Thanks for the update. I’m still reading up on the hubs.
08-31-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,795
Posted By BookFinder

Saddle comfort is my non-negotiable. After that,...

Saddle comfort is my non-negotiable. After that, my tolerance for nuances of geometry, stem length, stand over, and other factors are all flexible.
08-31-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,809
Posted By BookFinder

The IP5s has its own gps chip. The only thing you...

The IP5s has its own gps chip. The only thing you will need is a cycling app to save specific data. I used a 5s until I upgraded to a 7s last year.

Apps: After weeks of reading and several...
08-30-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,971
Posted By BookFinder

You know, I like everything I read about that...

You know, I like everything I read about that bike, but when I look at the funky shifters I cringe.

Am I normal and those who like them weird, or is there something I'm just missing?
Forum: Introductions
08-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By BookFinder

Welcome. Back in July 2010 I rode the CDT on...

Welcome.

Back in July 2010 I rode the CDT on a dual sport motorcycle. We saw several mountain-bikers riding the trail while we were on it. In fact, we met a guy in Silver City, NM (about 200 miles...
08-24-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,692
Posted By BookFinder

Yo FlRon I ran across this one again this morning...

Yo FlRon I ran across this one again this morning and am wondering how things are going?

Best to you, and keep the rubber side down!
08-21-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,893
Posted By BookFinder

^^^^ What they all said...

^^^^
What they all said...
08-16-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,934
Posted By BookFinder

Not to make light of y'all's snit over balance,...

Not to make light of y'all's snit over balance, but if you go back and read post 55 (i.e., the OP's update), the man has "caught on" and is riding confidently. He is well past any benefit from...
08-16-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,215
Posted By BookFinder

Holy moly - $300 is half the price of the new...

Holy moly - $300 is half the price of the new bike I want!

I learned to ride at age 4 or 5, and aside from "does if feel comfortable" was blissfully ignorant of the nuances of fit until sometime...
08-15-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By BookFinder

Interesting reading, this. And perhaps fortuitous...

Interesting reading, this. And perhaps fortuitous for me.

The only reason I've not pulled the trigger on a Motobecane Elite with the Nexus hub is that I've been so busy lately with work that being...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By BookFinder

Lots of factors in play: mode of travel, length...

Lots of factors in play: mode of travel, length of stay, type of destination and available rentals at destination among others.

We've tried both approaches and while it is more comfortable to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,895
Posted By BookFinder

A tailbag. Found it in the sale bin and snagged...

A tailbag. Found it in the sale bin and snagged it for $5 because of a wee bit of paint splatter on a strap. The way I see it, the bag doesn’t know the difference. 👍🏼
08-11-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,891
Posted By BookFinder

Back in late June a long time friend fell walking...

Back in late June a long time friend fell walking back from her mailbox and struck her head on the concrete sidewalk. Fell on Thursday, and never regained consciousness before she died on Saturday.
...
08-11-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,951
Posted By BookFinder

Agreed.

Agreed.
08-10-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,983
Posted By BookFinder

My Cannondale has 21 gears. Most of the time I...

My Cannondale has 21 gears. Most of the time I stay in the big chainring and use 4 or 5 of the rear cogs. Truth told I could easily get by with a 8 or 10 speed drivetrain.
08-08-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,726
Posted By BookFinder

Moderate stretching “awakens” one’s muscles and...

Moderate stretching “awakens” one’s muscles and gets blood flowing. Why would anyone consider that a detriment to better performance?
08-02-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,162
Posted By BookFinder

LOL. The banter in this thread sure sounds like...

LOL. The banter in this thread sure sounds like men, no matter what they are denying or affirming! :foo:

My preferred meaning is that the arrogance was repulsive. :thumb:

:beer:
08-02-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,162
Posted By BookFinder

Hmm. Thank you men for catching that distinction...

Hmm. Thank you men for catching that distinction (palatable vs palpable). When I posted earlier I was thinking obvious, but certainly not by any stretch acceptable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By BookFinder

Re, the following - After traveling...

Re, the following -



After traveling the road shoes and pedals path I agree with the mtb pedals choice. The fact is, the pedals won't know the difference, and the bike won't know the...
07-27-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,162
Posted By BookFinder

Have mercy - I never begrudge anyone a decent...

Have mercy - I never begrudge anyone a decent life, but your arrogance is almost palpable.

Seriously, there's only one way we all get out of here (i.e., life on this earth), and the effects of...
07-25-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By BookFinder

Frankenbike idea is kaput. At least from the...

Frankenbike idea is kaput. At least from the standpoint of pulling the parts off the Giant and moving them to the Cannondale frame.

The changeover would have taken more "creativity" that I wanted...
07-21-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By BookFinder

What feels best riding is the determining factor....

What feels best riding is the determining factor. That, and learn a cautious routine for dismounting the bike.

My take is to wear a jock strap or something like under armor briefs to keep the boys...
07-20-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By BookFinder

This - One has to have a bit of an...

This -



One has to have a bit of an adventuring spirit, lest what I call "the fearfuls" and other anxious souls who live in a constant state of perfectionist trepidation make straddling the...
07-19-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,630
Posted By BookFinder

I ride for fun and general fitness, and not to...

I ride for fun and general fitness, and not to try and relive some fantasized past of athletic prowess.

Anyway, my level of stamina is in direct proportion to my level of training and fitness.
...
07-17-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,912
Posted By BookFinder

Point taken, thank you. My intent was to tease...

Point taken, thank you. My intent was to tease him a bit, but I see how my comments could be construed otherwise. Even so, I don't think the problem is the forum software.

There is a lot of wisdom...
07-17-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,912
Posted By BookFinder

I've never, not once had that problem with the BF...

I've never, not once had that problem with the BF software. The problem is in your browser, or in your internet service provider. Or, it can be in your computer; insufficient RAM memory, malware, OS...
07-16-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,149
Posted By BookFinder

It is certainly easier to ask the questions than...

It is certainly easier to ask the questions than it is to dig out the answers. My personal opinion is that the differences in quality of the entry level and mid-line bikes are real only to a minor...
07-16-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,149
Posted By BookFinder

You know, I didn't think to make notes on models...

You know, I didn't think to make notes on models and such, but it would be interesting to compare. I'd venture that there are some subtle but distinct differences that would delineate between the two...
07-15-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,934
Posted By BookFinder

Dood! This is just fantastic to read! Seriously,...

Dood! This is just fantastic to read! Seriously, after a "classic Monday" at work, it warmed my soul to get home and read your update. Congrats all around on the accomplishment! :beer:

Crossing...
07-15-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,149
Posted By BookFinder

Bingo! I've been reading and digging for a while...

Bingo! I've been reading and digging for a while and you are dead on.

I may get flamed for the following opinion, but so be it.

The primary difference in the mass produced bikes is in the type...
07-15-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By BookFinder

It takes a good bit of detective work to dig out...

It takes a good bit of detective work to dig out the facts, but it appears that four companies produce most of the bicycles on the US market.

Dorel Industries (Canada)
Kenesis
Pacific Cycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By BookFinder

If you have an LBS nearby and want to go that...

If you have an LBS nearby and want to go that route, everything posted thus far is sound counsel. Seriously, it is good advice.

However, my personal take on bike selection and cycling in general...
Forum: Triathlon
07-14-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,397
Posted By BookFinder

Former swimmer here (and WSI) also. ...

Former swimmer here (and WSI) also.

Breathing is important. YouTube can find demonstrations that cover it quicker than we can 'splain it on here.
07-14-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,663
Posted By BookFinder

I'm not a newbie, have a life outside of the...

I'm not a newbie, have a life outside of the internet and forums, and read more than I post, so my post count is not that high.

Last week I had googled Nexus hubs and found a six or seven year-old...
07-13-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,237
Posted By BookFinder

I've never added a kickstand to a bike, but if...

I've never added a kickstand to a bike, but if one came on it, I've left it.

Helmet most of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,895
Posted By BookFinder

Most recent purchase... A new LED...

Most recent purchase...

A new LED multi-function, usb chargable headlight and tail light.

The news ones will go on my daily ride; the old ones will go on my wife's occasional ride, now that she...
07-12-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,389
Posted By BookFinder

While it has rambled a bit, this has been for me...

While it has rambled a bit, this has been for me a very informative discussion. Thanks to the OP and others for the contributions.
07-12-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,594
Posted By BookFinder

Answers are of course entirely personal. For me,...

Answers are of course entirely personal. For me, a good ride is enough miles to "challenge" my legs and heart rate, no falls or crashes, and no close encounters of the worst kind with any type of 4,...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,962
Posted By BookFinder

Found this via a Google search while reading up...

Found this via a Google search while reading up on these hubs. Thanks!
07-11-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,347
Posted By BookFinder

:eek: OMG. That is sick sick sick....

:eek:

OMG. That is sick sick sick. Hilarious, but sick.

:50: Keep up the good work my man, keep up the good work!
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By BookFinder

Thanks to all for the feedback. After reading it...

Thanks to all for the feedback. After reading it all over several times I'm inclined to agree that for cycling purposes, pannier -type racks make for more sense and less burden in terms of rider...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By BookFinder

Day-pack suggestions?

Bookfinder had a hard time deciding whether to put this in Commuting or Touring, but opted for Commuting after concluding that commuters deal with the heart of the question on a regular basis.
...
Forum: Foo
07-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,426
Posted By BookFinder

This -- ... is excellent advice. ...

This --



... is excellent advice.

Bicycling I typically ride alone. However, I frequently motorcycle with a local group and Clyde1820's ride-plan strategy is almost verbatim of the strategy...
07-06-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By BookFinder

Welcome to the asylum! Re, your question:...

Welcome to the asylum!

Re, your question: there are several inter-related nuances that will come into play in terms of your getting what you need and want. Stand by to read lots of feedback.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,895
Posted By BookFinder

MapMyFitness subscription for tracking my rides. ...

MapMyFitness subscription for tracking my rides.

The particular app tracks cycling, integrates with my Diet/Calorie app (LoseIt!) for a seamless report, and can be monitored online.
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