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Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-05, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,096
Posted By Colonel

The human body is actually an excellently...

The human body is actually an excellently designed piece of gear - and the collarbones are no exception. They are designed to act as a natural "shock absorber" and are meant to take the impact if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-05, 11:52 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,038
Posted By Colonel

Complete gold dust! I must remember for later, I...

Complete gold dust! I must remember for later, I do work with some intellectually-challenged individuals (mental giants). :D
10-31-05, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,431
Posted By Colonel

I don't know about you Merty boy, but it's...

I don't know about you Merty boy, but it's keeping me entertained. This may become more addictive than the Just a sig test thread......... :)
Forum: Commuting
10-30-05, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Colonel

NOOOOOOOOOOOO........... relatively delicate...

NOOOOOOOOOOOO........... relatively delicate electronic components + heat = bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-05, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Colonel

Mate, I too am a little bigger than the...

Mate,

I too am a little bigger than the average bear (6ft 4in, 260lbs), and my bike moves around quite a bit on the trainer. The trainer mounts etc are solid - there is flex in the frame around...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-05, 12:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,024
Posted By Colonel

Tee hee. This type of thread is always funny! ...

Tee hee. This type of thread is always funny! Let us know how long your flat-free existance lasts now that you invoked the word publically......
09-24-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,577
Posted By Colonel

Hi All, I had this really accurate and...

Hi All,

I had this really accurate and scientific type graph that I knocked up in paintshop that describes exactly what you are after, but it didn't want to attach, so here's the science behind...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By Colonel

Nice job - I've got some time pedals that could...

Nice job - I've got some time pedals that could do with a refurb........
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-05, 06:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,163
Posted By Colonel

Doesn't that quote go something along the lines...

Doesn't that quote go something along the lines of......

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

Not that I am suggesting anything of course, I too am interested in people's opinions...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Colonel

:) Yup - Kev's right. Got plenty more where that...

:) Yup - Kev's right. Got plenty more where that came from, just not suitable for this forum!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-05, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By Colonel

</RANT>I'm sure that there is some sort of...

</RANT>I'm sure that there is some sort of "condition" involved here, but not sure it is a physical one. I too find this extremely annoying as I use the bike to get the HR up before a gym workout,...
09-15-05, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,050
Posted By Colonel

I have Mavic CXP33's with 36 spoke count heavy...

I have Mavic CXP33's with 36 spoke count heavy duty SS spokes on Ultegra hubs. (Touch wood) haven't sent them out of true yet - love them. I have Continental Gatorskin Pro's on them and I won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-05, 02:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,423
Posted By Colonel

6'5", 264lbs, bigger than the average bear. Ride...

6'5", 264lbs, bigger than the average bear. Ride a 2004 Trek 1500 with Mavic CXP33, 36 hole, SS heavy gauge spokes, running Continental Gatorskin Pro's. Still running true and feels significantly...
08-16-03, 04:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,486
Posted By Colonel

I wanna find me a "busty highway" over...

I wanna find me a "busty highway" over here!!!
07-26-03, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Colonel

Sweeping around a fast corner in a popular...

Sweeping around a fast corner in a popular recreation area on my brand new steed, wind in my hair, nary a care in the world, when I came across a pack of young stroller (pram) toting mums,...
07-22-03, 02:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By Colonel

A bit of a story....... When I was a little...

A bit of a story.......

When I was a little fella, and growing up in Canberra, we used to have a resident magpie that would terrorise the kids every season. I had red hair (and I mean...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 02:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By Colonel

When I saw polishing cranks in the thread title I...

When I saw polishing cranks in the thread title I was afraid to look.........
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-03, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Colonel

Thanks Mike, Five more sleeps until the new...

Thanks Mike,

Five more sleeps until the new bike!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-03, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Colonel

Thanks guys, will try it out when I get the new...

Thanks guys, will try it out when I get the new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-03, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Colonel

Trackstanding

Hi there,

I am about to get my new road bike (can't wait) and was wondering if some of you out there could pass on some knowledge on the finer points of "trackstanding"?

I used to ride with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-03, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Colonel

Hi again, Thanks heaps for the responses. I...

Hi again,

Thanks heaps for the responses. I have tried the position thing as suggested F1_Fan, still no dice. I have emailed Polar for some help, but guess that will take a while.

In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-03, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Colonel

S710i IR USB Connection nightmare

Hi all,

Today I went out and bought the Polar S710i with additional cadence sensor and IR USB Interface (not cheap) after much saving. Having read through the forum on the advantages /...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-03, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Colonel

I have spent some time near ChrisL's location,...

I have spent some time near ChrisL's location, and I second his recommendation - I am fair-skinned and burn very easily. I was raised on the Sunshine Coast, lived in Townsville for two years...
06-26-03, 03:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,555
Posted By Colonel

Driving to the office this morning on the...

Driving to the office this morning on the freeway, I looked over to my right and there was a woman in a brand new BMW doing 90 miles per hour with her face up close to her rear view mirror putting on...
06-20-03, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,063
Posted By Colonel

Mine gets all sorts of names, depending on just...

Mine gets all sorts of names, depending on just how much I am hurting at the time......
06-17-03, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Colonel

AdrianB, Thanks for the reply - I checked...

AdrianB,

Thanks for the reply - I checked into our home insurance policy and found that they only insure for it when it is actually in the house - not when you are out and about. I did manage to...
06-16-03, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Colonel

Chris, I will be looking at joining a club...

Chris,

I will be looking at joining a club or Bicycle NSW soonish (the third party is a great idea - I would certainly cause some damage if I hit someone at speed - a little bigger than the...
06-16-03, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Colonel

A question for the Aussies - Insurance?

Hi there,

I have done a search of the site, and haven't been able to find any great detail on insuring bikes over here in Australia. I would love to know from the Aussies out there:

1. Do you...
Forum: Introductions
06-16-03, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Colonel

Hi there, You've got some great country down...

Hi there,

You've got some great country down there for long rides! Bit chilly at the moment though..........
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-03, 01:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,402
Posted By Colonel

Without plunging too deply into the "bike lanes...

Without plunging too deply into the "bike lanes are evil" debate, thought you may like to have a read of this article in today's paper over here:

Vehicle Ploughs into a Pack of Riders...
06-10-03, 02:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By Colonel

I happen to love the cafe racers - they make me...

I happen to love the cafe racers - they make me smile every time I see them!
Forum: Commuting
06-07-03, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Colonel

I don't mind cats......... I just can't...

I don't mind cats.........

I just can't finish a whole one
05-11-03, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Colonel

I second the music solution - ride for fun, get...

I second the music solution - ride for fun, get some great tunes, set no goals and punch along until you feel you've had enough. The other option of course is to get into another fitness-related...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-03, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Colonel

late, TimB, 1 oldRoadie, livngood & Phatman, ...

late, TimB, 1 oldRoadie, livngood & Phatman,

Thanks again for the responses.

late - great info on the back issues. I would like to remain healthy and be able to cycle longer, so will keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-03, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Colonel

Livngood, WOW! Thanks for all the great...

Livngood,

WOW! Thanks for all the great info. You are confirming my suspicions / research / gut feel more and more. The LBS guy has been in the cycle business (training / coaching / mechanic /...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-03, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Colonel

Georgesnatcher, Thanks a lot for the reply. ...

Georgesnatcher,

Thanks a lot for the reply. The 1500 is the top end of the AL in the Trek range - just before the CF. I will probably stick with the 1500 from a price range issue - still want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-03, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Colonel

Livngood, Thanks a lot for the info. I am...

Livngood,

Thanks a lot for the info. I am impressed with the LBS guy - he has a wealth of knowledge / experience, and I would feel very comfortable with any package that he put together for me. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-03, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By Colonel

Need expert opinions...........

Hi all,

I really need some help with bike selection. A bit of background first. I am 6ft 5in, approx 118kg (and loosing), and currently commute and try to do some decent training rides on an...
05-02-03, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By Colonel

:D Pain is merely weakness leaving the body...

:D

Pain is merely weakness leaving the body - and music helps me through that process. Bass is my friend.
05-02-03, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Colonel

OK then, congrats on the muscle building. Ignore...

OK then, congrats on the muscle building. Ignore the stretching thing.
05-02-03, 07:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By Colonel

The dreaded "doof doof" music :o - anything that...

The dreaded "doof doof" music :o - anything that makes my right foot heavy in the car automatically graduates onto the riding/training compilations - including but not limited to........

Almost...
05-02-03, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Colonel

Pletcgm, Were you just making a comment on...

Pletcgm,

Were you just making a comment on how 'buffed' you are becoming - or are they causing you problems during the ride. If the former - well........ congratulations. If the latter, ignore...
04-29-03, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By Colonel

If you are experiencing tightening or burning of...

If you are experiencing tightening or burning of the forearms during your ride, I would suggest that you are doing one of two things - either gripping the bars too hard, or not changing your hand...
04-26-03, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Colonel

You are lucky or unlucky depending on how you...

You are lucky or unlucky depending on how you look at it. Many of the people I know that are regular gym-goers would kill for your body type (myself included), as most people have to work very hard...
04-26-03, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By Colonel

I particularly like the drivers that come around...

I particularly like the drivers that come around you, then slam on the brakes and turn in front of you causing you to take evasive action.

I also take the position that all drivers are potential...
04-26-03, 05:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,741
Posted By Colonel

"Push the little daisies (and make them come up)"...

"Push the little daisies (and make them come up)" by Ween. Extraordinarily painfull after a while........
Forum: Commuting
04-25-03, 04:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,589
Posted By Colonel

I usually ride in gym gear, as I go to the gym...

I usually ride in gym gear, as I go to the gym prior to work - if I am just doing the cycling thing (no gym) then it will be the jersey / knicks. I sweat enough for 10 men, so usually also carry in...
Forum: Introductions
04-22-03, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Colonel

Georgesnatcher and willic, Thanks for the...

Georgesnatcher and willic,

Thanks for the feedback. Both of your posts confirmed my thoughts / research. It will be a couple of months yet until I have enough cash to get the gear, but will...
Forum: Introductions
04-18-03, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Colonel

Spinner, Thanks for the info, I will check...

Spinner,

Thanks for the info, I will check him out.
Forum: Introductions
04-18-03, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Colonel

ParamountScapin, Thanks for the reply. The...

ParamountScapin,

Thanks for the reply. The 1500 is here (hope this works):

Trek 1500 Site Link (http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2003/road/1500e.jsp)

I have looked into the steel frame...
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