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12-02-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Trekke

Well, I am not a doctor. And I will just leave...

Well, I am not a doctor. And I will just leave it at that.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,380
Posted By Trekke

Good Choice. I love Conti tires.... ride them on...

Good Choice. I love Conti tires.... ride them on my bike and my car.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-08, 10:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,939
Posted By Trekke

Okay....

Okay....
12-02-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By Trekke

Like they say ...seek immediate medical...

Like they say ...seek immediate medical attention. But after you finish your ride. :)
12-01-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By Trekke

I would get the Cervelo. You wont be looking...

I would get the Cervelo. You wont be looking back wishing you had for just a few dollars...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By Trekke

yea your right. It is not how you perform but...

yea your right. It is not how you perform but how you look good doing it.

I can't play golf but I sure look good doing it.
12-01-08, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By Trekke

The only advantage I see with taking Viagra is if...

The only advantage I see with taking Viagra is if I am having sex at the 50 mile mark. Ok and then maybe at the 75 too...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 11:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By Trekke

You really need to up your base miles. I would...

You really need to up your base miles. I would focus on saddle time. Set some goals like 50 miles a week then 75 then 100. This will build your base aerobic system to support faster and stronger...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By Trekke

I know roadies that do and love them. However...

I know roadies that do and love them. However for me I have found them to be a bit of maintenance. I do use the new Camelbak bottles which are great. For me simple is better. If you like yours don't...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,939
Posted By Trekke

Wilsonnnnnnnnnnnnn! Seriously, great stuff. ...

Wilsonnnnnnnnnnnnn!

Seriously, great stuff. We just can't let the big drug makers find out about it or they will bottle it and charge us for it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-07, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By Trekke

In late September I hit the pavement at around 25...

In late September I hit the pavement at around 25 mph. Lots of road rash of course and a SLAP tear of the Labrum. After xrays and an MRI it was explained to me that this is the most feared injury for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-07, 08:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,566
Posted By Trekke

OP "I even read Floyd Landis' book". WOW -...

OP "I even read Floyd Landis' book".

WOW - that should really help! :)
Forum: Foo
11-25-07, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Trekke

Baby Rant.. Password resets should be self help...

Baby Rant.. Password resets should be self help and not require people intervention in all but extreme security needs.
Forum: Foo
11-25-07, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By Trekke

Yea.. and those users that rant all the time.

Yea.. and those users that rant all the time.
11-25-07, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Trekke

I have just the opposite problem.

I have just the opposite problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-07, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Trekke

05 Sarthe Crank Problems

A while back there was a post concerning the finish on the original Bontrager crankset that came on the 05 Sarthe. I just wanted to followup with the experience I have had with my Sarthe and was...
11-25-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Trekke

Hey Red Baron, have been missing you on my rides...

Hey Red Baron, have been missing you on my rides through Midway and Aiken Road. Wondered where you had gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,254
Posted By Trekke

...as I leave my driveway early on Saturday...

...as I leave my driveway early on Saturday morning and turn up the first hill realizing I really have no place in particular to be, no destination and no time to be back.....I can ride my own pace,...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-07, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By Trekke

I am not sure how cold you are talking about. I...

I am not sure how cold you are talking about. I ride if it is above 20 degrees (f). After a mile or two I don't really notice any difference.
11-24-07, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,300
Posted By Trekke

There are many good suggestions and techniques...

There are many good suggestions and techniques discussed in this thread. However to improve your climbing you have to commit to spending time putting these techniques to use. My philosophy is the...
11-24-07, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Trekke

fbisaint21, glad you are ok. Left hand turns for...

fbisaint21, glad you are ok. Left hand turns for cyclist are the most dangerous. I had a similar fall but not with a car. It took a few days for several long impacting injuries to actually show up so...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,390
Posted By Trekke

I swear I can't remember her name. :)

I swear I can't remember her name. :)
Forum: Introductions
11-15-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Trekke

Having had knee surgery myself (not ACL) I can...

Having had knee surgery myself (not ACL) I can tell you that spinning light gears really helped me quickly acclimate back into cycling. I would also be careful not to assume cycling can replace the...
11-15-07, 10:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,078
Posted By Trekke

Usual stuff plus rolaids and a pair of folding...

Usual stuff plus rolaids and a pair of folding glasses. One addition that is not age related but smart related is a cotton ball. A cotton ball is great for quickly finding a sliver of glass, thorn or...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-07, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By Trekke

I usually only ride 5-6 days a week with at least...

I usually only ride 5-6 days a week with at least a full recovery day. If my body tells me to take it easy I obey and that is my recovery day. And if it is 2 days then thats ok too. Sounds like you...
11-15-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Trekke

tellyho, great advice.

tellyho, great advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-07, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Trekke

So you will probably want to start your thread...

So you will probably want to start your thread over again to clarify what you are asking for. Are you wanting recommendations for racing tires or wheelsets?
11-15-07, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Trekke

Then become independent. Go back to the lbs, take...

Then become independent. Go back to the lbs, take your wheel and ensure that you are leaving with the right spokes, then you will have the right size spokes plus the right size to order anywhere you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-07, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Trekke

first of all wheels don't have flats tires do.

first of all wheels don't have flats tires do.
11-14-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 177,608
Posted By Trekke

Just a testimony about helmets. I had a bad crash...

Just a testimony about helmets. I had a bad crash in late September. My head hit the blacktop first at 25 mph. My shoulder hit second. My helmet broke into 3 pieces and my shoulder is a wreck however...
11-14-07, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By Trekke

My LBS replaced a spoke for me recently and trued...

My LBS replaced a spoke for me recently and trued my wheel for $5. It was worth it. However, I did buy some spokes from him for 50 cents each or so that were the right fit. The mechanic was more...
11-14-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Trekke

Thanks again. This may be exactly what I am...

Thanks again. This may be exactly what I am looking for. He doesn't want any frills just basic functionality. One review mentioned difficulty finding pivots for the v-brakes. Don't know what that...
11-14-07, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Trekke

Thanks for the quick reply. Do you have...

Thanks for the quick reply. Do you have experience with this particular shock?
11-14-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Trekke

Replacement shock recommendation

I am shopping for a replacement shock for my sons Gary Fisher Marlin (non disc). Am wanting to spend around $200 and am looking for a good recommendation. Suggestions welcome.

Thanks.
04-20-07, 03:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By Trekke

Leash laws are to keep YOUR dog in control -...

Leash laws are to keep YOUR dog in control - haven't you heard? :)
10-12-06, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By Trekke

Our society is just way too connected. Added...

Our society is just way too connected. Added stress, no calming downtime, working on email while sitting on the crapper - it is all a symptom. I have people in my office that have a company...
09-24-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By Trekke

I 'm telling you. The feel good hormones and...

I 'm telling you. The feel good hormones and chemicals flow all through the body. Natures magic.
09-24-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By Trekke

Sex.

Sex.
09-10-06, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Trekke

I totally agree. However there is a way to hedge...

I totally agree. However there is a way to hedge your bet against eventual punctures. I also ride puncture resistant tires. I check after every ride to see if any glass or metal pieces are lodged...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-06, 05:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,705
Posted By Trekke

Hi red Barron. Haven't seen you on the road...

Hi red Barron. Haven't seen you on the road lately. The actions you took were correct.

OBTW. It was a full moon on the 9th (or close). Always during a three 3 day period around a full moon the...
09-10-06, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By Trekke

A personal jihad against squirrels? Interesting...

A personal jihad against squirrels? Interesting life goal. How is it coming? I understand the squirrel population is at an all time high. You have been at this jihad 12 years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-06, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,841
Posted By Trekke

No but it is a full moon.

No but it is a full moon.
09-07-06, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By Trekke

You are not right! :)

You are not right! :)
09-07-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By Trekke

Why would you stop? To coax it out of the road....

Why would you stop? To coax it out of the road. Just kidding.

Just running over a snake with two bike tires probably didn't bother the snake at all. You would normally have to skid on it to do...
Forum: Recumbent
09-07-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,834
Posted By Trekke

You don't have a going problem you have a growing...

You don't have a going problem you have a growing problem. Just quoting a stupid TV commercial about a the ever growing prostate. Anyway, I have a friend that rides a high racer and he wears me out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Trekke

I have had a Sarthe for 18 months and 7000 miles....

I have had a Sarthe for 18 months and 7000 miles. Love it. There are a couple of things to pay attention to however. The Lemond geometry is not for everyone and traditionally you will need a size...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-06, 01:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,171
Posted By Trekke

When I played golf I would come home after 18 and...

When I played golf I would come home after 18 and the wife would say "how did you play?". My response was always "It is not how well I played but did I look (and feel) good doing it"? And I did....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 04:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekke

I agree with waht your saying. The OP wanted...

I agree with waht your saying. The OP wanted simple. But you bring up very good points. However, as a cyclist I would be very careful about x-ing out all salt and eliminating all water weight....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-06, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,337
Posted By Trekke

Yes +1. One issue I have found with this...

Yes +1.

One issue I have found with this brand is the nose piece. I have 3 pair and two pair have lost the nose piece. Just falls off. Before I could exercise the warranty I ran over one pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-06, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekke

In fact you may burn more fat at the slower pace....

In fact you may burn more fat at the slower pace. And that is really what it is all about. No one wants to loose 10 lb of muscle.
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