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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,068
Posted By berner

I stay off the bike path as much as possible and...

I stay off the bike path as much as possible and ride the road to the next town as it has a wide shoulder. Nevertheless, I find myself on it frequently as I like the water views of the various salt...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,068
Posted By berner

Just in the past few weeks I saw a woman in flip...

Just in the past few weeks I saw a woman in flip flops riding a bike during the Fourth of July town parade. Somehow one flip flop came loose and entangled in the pedal or chain ring and she went down...
07-17-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By berner

It does seem somewhat backwards but some people...

It does seem somewhat backwards but some people become fitter and stronger after retiring, provided they step up exercise. Congratulations.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,411
Posted By berner

You might try spending some time on the racing...

You might try spending some time on the racing forums of this website and asking questions there. Also there are many you tube videos of racing with commentary by the cyclist. On some of the videos,...
07-14-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 897
Posted By berner

I I also get good results from Sport Legs....

I
I also get good results from Sport Legs. Others swear by pickle juice and magnesium supplements but for myself, Sport Legs works within minutes.
07-13-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,017
Posted By berner

As a boy in high school, I worked on a dairy farm...

As a boy in high school, I worked on a dairy farm during summer. When I arrived at work in the morning, the owner of the farm had already done the morning milking and was in the house having...
07-12-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,217
Posted By berner

I read George Hincppie's autobiography which was...

I read George Hincppie's autobiography which was quite interesting. I also found it interesting that he was wise enough to marry a French podium girl. They live in S. Carolina now.
07-12-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By berner

All's well that ends well. Your daughter is a...

All's well that ends well. Your daughter is a treasure. Your experience highlights the fact that the seriousness of an injury is dependent on the circumstances. By some miracle your misadventure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By berner

I'm in the same camp as Bluehills, post #7...

I'm in the same camp as Bluehills, post #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) . I do knee exercises fairly regularly for a slightly troublesome right knee. When that...
07-10-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 521
Posted By berner

I rode one mile to the main area of town to watch...

I rode one mile to the main area of town to watch the 233 edition of Bristol's parade. They are allowing many stupid entries in the parade that slow it down. I enjoy the historic aspect such as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By berner

Some years ago when I backpacked, often in remote...

Some years ago when I backpacked, often in remote forest, I took a wilderness first aid course through the Appalachian Mountain Club. The course itself was given by an organization calling themselves...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By berner

I have found that that tires that have very good...

I have found that that tires that have very good grip have poor durability. Consequently, we cyclists have to find a balance between durability and traction. For each cyclist, there is a range of...
07-08-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By berner

Probably due to too tight shoes. As we warm up...

Probably due to too tight shoes. As we warm up and feet perspire, they will swell somewhat. Try your shoes a bit looser than normal to see if that helps.
07-07-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 24,470
Posted By berner

Very glad to have you back. Bravo and Brave

Very glad to have you back. Bravo and Brave
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By berner

A full inch of change in saddle heigth is...

A full inch of change in saddle heigth is extreme. I would not go more than 1/3 of that in one go.
06-29-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,937
Posted By berner

Excellent comments here. I began cycling at the...

Excellent comments here. I began cycling at the same age as yourself and I'm nearly 80 now. i'd mention a few points to keep in mind. Don't try to do too much too soon. Let your body gain strength...
06-28-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By berner

There is little point in buying a Caddy if a...

There is little point in buying a Caddy if a Chevy will do the job for you just as well. All hubs are of high quality and will last for many years. My own hubs are Ultegra 6600 with individual...
06-27-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,147
Posted By berner

I've been fortunate enough to have had my 'once...

I've been fortunate enough to have had my 'once in a lifetime experience'. I'm happy you were able to experience yours and live to tell the tale.
06-24-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,419
Posted By berner

I don't know what it is about the local goose...

I don't know what it is about the local goose population. Maybe it is because there are so many they can't help but be in close proximity to people. Anyway, at one location with a grassy border and...
06-21-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By berner

There re many movements and positions that put...

There re many movements and positions that put the back in mild traction. I don't have an inversion table but they would seem to be nearly ideal for traction. I do other stretches also and the older...
06-21-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,419
Posted By berner

Yeah. Plenty of turkeys here also. A while back...

Yeah. Plenty of turkeys here also. A while back there was a small group of them parading back and forth in front of the police station, flaunting their disregard for law and order.
06-19-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,568
Posted By berner

A long ride can be at a very fast pace needing...

A long ride can be at a very fast pace needing careful attention to nutrition or at a more moderate pace, At a fast pace a pro may need 6000 calories or over twice their normal intake. Whatever type...
06-19-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,176
Posted By berner

Glad you are now in the game Brian but be advised...

Glad you are now in the game Brian but be advised that it is addictive. My nephew, who is built like a firehouse, began riding some months ago and weight has been melting off. Then he gave a bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By berner

Many. (most saddles when viewed from overhead...

Many. (most saddles when viewed from overhead have a shape that is nearly a wedge. That is, at the sit bones they are sort of wide but just in front of the sit bones area, they narrow down only a...
06-18-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By berner

I fill small cuts, such as the one pictured, with...

I fill small cuts, such as the one pictured, with super glue.
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