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05-31-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,389
Posted By berner

I posted this link somewhere recently but it is...

I posted this link somewhere recently but it is worth posting again. The speaker, who studies health systems, tells us that even if rates of infection go down significantly for us, third world...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

I would not unduly castigate myself over this, No...

I would not unduly castigate myself over this, No doubt there is a playhouse support group somewhere.
05-31-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By berner

You may have the saddle as far back as it will go...

You may have the saddle as far back as it will go but maybe it needs to go back even more, I say this because I found I needed another seat post with more setback . From the center line of the seat...
05-31-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By berner

Life, the Universe and Everything

The older I get, the more I seem to enjoy and await the arrival of warm weather. This past week has seen some beautiful Spring days of puffy white clouds, warm sunny days a joy to be out on JRA....
05-31-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By berner

I'm asthmatic and it gets a bit worst every year....

I'm asthmatic and it gets a bit worst every year. Still, some days are better than others and on some days I start out poorly but get better over time. I think it is all normal variability. In...
05-25-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By berner

The supply chain is slowly catching up with...

The supply chain is slowly catching up with demand. I notice shelves being more fully restocked. I don't think this means we are getting back to normal as the new normal is gong to be different than...
05-25-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,531
Posted By berner

I saw the news item of that hit and run in the...

I saw the news item of that hit and run in the Journal also. My first thought was that is a very busy section of road and intersection. I don't think I would ride there as there is no shoulder. My...
05-25-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By berner

There are two possibilities I can see. The first...

There are two possibilities I can see. The first is a poor wheel build which results when the spokes on one side are tighter than the other side. You can check this by flipping the wheel around left...
05-24-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By berner

I hope so. Actually I'd like to nominate two...

I hope so. Actually I'd like to nominate two write in candidates; for president Angela Merkel and for vice president Jacinda Ardern, Prime minister of New Zealand.
05-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By berner

This is how some states fail; by not taking...

This is how some states fail; by not taking account of consequences and only holding a narrow view. This is not bike related but speaks to the narrow view. I'm rereading "The March of Folly" by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By berner

I've had enough difficulty diagnosing my own...

I've had enough difficulty diagnosing my own saddle woes in the past so scoping someone else's woes would be near impossible. However, post #3...
05-23-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By berner

An argument can be made that civilized behavior...

An argument can be made that civilized behavior in USA is in the past. We may be hovering just above a failed state like others around the globe.
05-23-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By berner

Richard Leakey, like his father and mother, is an...

Richard Leakey, like his father and mother, is an anthropologist who wrote a book several years ago titled "The 6th Extinction". He describes the geological record showing that there have been five...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

Maybe, but you will definitely become a faster...

Maybe, but you will definitely become a faster listener.
05-23-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,935
Posted By berner

Yeah, Us hermits need to stick together.

Yeah, Us hermits need to stick together.
05-22-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By berner

I really like classical guitar and flamenco...

I really like classical guitar and flamenco guitar. I have quite a few videos book marked and and listen to them frequently. This link to to a video of a fine Spanish guitarist. She has the classic...
05-22-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By berner

That is a great idea. I have noticed those...

That is a great idea. I have noticed those libraries. I'll be checking them out.
05-21-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By berner

keeping Busy

Being retired, I'm used to staying busy on my own. I usually have some sort of project going on. I also read a great deal but the library is closed so I've been rereading some of my own books...
Forum: Foo
05-21-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 380
Posted By berner

And so what happened to the people accepting the...

And so what happened to the people accepting the bribe. Accepting bribes is not a crime.
05-21-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,537
Posted By berner

The only people who have anything useful to...

The only people who have anything useful to contribute to attenuate viral epidemics are epidemiologists. That is what these people do and pass on what has been learned to official sources and the...
05-21-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By berner

I'm a small guy at 155 lbs. but too narrow a...

I'm a small guy at 155 lbs. but too narrow a saddle is impossible for me. I'm generally comfortable, on a saddle contoured for my bottom if it is 155mm wide. I know some saddles are up to 165mm wide...
05-21-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By berner

Sometimes the greatest heros are the least...

Sometimes the greatest heros are the least appreciated.
05-21-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,531
Posted By berner

Bikes are so quiet it is common to startle a...

Bikes are so quiet it is common to startle a pedestrian as I go by. I've installed a bell as notification of my presence. The tinkle of a bike bell is a lot friendlier than the whoosh of a bike going...
05-20-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By berner

Volunteers

I am continually surprised by what people in the trenches, with machine gun fire over head as they deal with covid-19, are willing to endure. Both the NY Times and the Providence Journal have stories...
05-20-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 857
Posted By berner

Some weeks ago I first went to a pharmacy for...

Some weeks ago I first went to a pharmacy for face masks. None in stock. I then stopped in at Ace Hardware and of course, they had face masks. I also have some bandanas that I prefer. They are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

I miss that epic migration also. Large bodies of...

I miss that epic migration also. Large bodies of water moderate local climate with cooler temps in summer and warmer in winter. There are large groups of geese that hang out here for the winter. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

Before my parents moved the family from NYC to...

Before my parents moved the family from NYC to the country, they had a friend in the Bronx who was a coffee importer. I was probably 6 y.o. We went to his warehouse once and I distinctly remember...
05-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,356
Posted By berner

And just as important as rims, don't forget to...

And just as important as rims, don't forget to polish the spokes for a snappy look.
05-19-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,348
Posted By berner

I read that book. Hoffer knows his mass...

I read that book. Hoffer knows his mass movements. Good book, especially right now.
05-19-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 613
Posted By berner

To some degree what you say I believe will be...

To some degree what you say I believe will be true. On the other hand we have an obesity epidemic as well as a viral one. Some of those fatties will not be able to maintain cycling as a significant...
05-19-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,227
Posted By berner

Just as some motorists are more dangerous, to...

Just as some motorists are more dangerous, to themselves or others, some cyclists are in greater danger than others. My motto is to be visible, be predictable and be hyper alert. There motorists who...
05-19-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,797
Posted By berner

It was not back to life as usual. That pandemic...

It was not back to life as usual. That pandemic occurred at the end of WW1 which was then followed by the pandemic which was then followed by the frenzied "Roaring 20s" which was followed by...
05-18-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,797
Posted By berner

I was thinking about this entire issue today as I...

I was thinking about this entire issue today as I drove past two closed gyms. Even before the pandemic there were a noticeable number of closed businesses as a result of the last recession. A small...
05-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By berner

I would guess that the weight loss is a likely...

I would guess that the weight loss is a likely reason for discomfort. At least that was the cause of my discomfort after losing weight from 172lbs to 157lbs. I noticed that, just like yourself, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

I've had the best of both worlds, or so I like to...

I've had the best of both worlds, or so I like to think. Born in Brooklyn but grew up 70 miles north in the Hudson Valley in an agricultural community. As a young man I commuted into the city by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,088
Posted By berner

I think such attitudes are a sign of a...

I think such attitudes are a sign of a narcissistic personality which is a close cousin of sociopathy. Sociopaths do not see themselves as a part of society. They see themselves as apart and above....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By berner

Another wedge advocate here. My right knee flops...

Another wedge advocate here. My right knee flops to the inside and tends to brush the top tube which was cured with wedges. I also have very high arches and even with heat moldable foot beds there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

As a child, there were several cedar trees right...

As a child, there were several cedar trees right next to our front porch that a family of robins nested in over several years. My sister and I could lean out over the railing, part a few branches and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

I wondered how she got in also. Probably jumped...

I wondered how she got in also. Probably jumped the fence which should be easy for a healthy dear. Yesterday there were plenty of geese up by Brickyard Pond and already have a flotilla of goslings....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,898
Views: 119,772
Posted By berner

Growing up in a rural part of upstate New York, I...

Growing up in a rural part of upstate New York, I never once saw a wild turkey. Wild life has been coming back and turkeys are common around the town of Bristol that still has wooded areas. I like...
05-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By berner

If you don;t like rusty old bikes in people's...

If you don;t like rusty old bikes in people's yards, it must drive you nuts to see rusty old farm machinery in yards.
05-14-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By berner

That is a superb idea except that there are...

That is a superb idea except that there are already many fine craft brews these days. Maybe I could do a survey and publish (pod cast?) the results in the mold of "The Wine Connoissieur". This scheme...
05-14-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By berner

There is a lot of craziness raining down from...

There is a lot of craziness raining down from high places and just like the virus, it is contagious.
05-13-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By berner

I've bought more newspapers in the last two weeks...

I've bought more newspapers in the last two weeks than the early part of the year. I like to keep up with covid-19 in the rest of the world but particularly like to know what people are doing with...
05-13-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By berner

I small change in an exercise will have an...

I small change in an exercise will have an outsized effect on muscles. For example, when lifting weights, a change of grip will effect the involved muscles in different ways. Just keep pedaling and...
05-12-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By berner

Hands Across The Sea

I've been reading news papers much more frequently than usual because they have more detail than other news outlets. Some stories are more interesting than others. In the NY Times today: 170 years...
05-12-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By berner

Heros are not like some Soviet era statues, head...

Heros are not like some Soviet era statues, head held high, shoulders back and chest thrust out marching forward into a glorious future. Heros get the job done despite the obstacles, some natural and...
05-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By berner

Amen to that.

Amen to that.
05-11-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By berner

I've belatedly realized that there are many...

I've belatedly realized that there are many occupations we rely on to keep the wheels turning. I'm specifically referring to to transit workers and many others who can't work from home. Bless them...
05-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By berner

Medical Pros Are Heros

The NY Times is running a series on the medical pros, the MDs, nurses and others in emergency rooms and ICUs dealing with infection at the risk of their own and their family's well being. The series...
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