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05-17-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By koffee brown

Crap- gave away my tools....

Ok, so after many years off the bike, I'm now eyeballing it fondly and wanting to get back into it. I took a bike mechanic's workshop from Park Tool sooooo many years ago and got the opportunity to...
05-15-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By koffee brown

Ok, thanks to all. I tried all the fixes last...

Ok, thanks to all. I tried all the fixes last night, but there is definitely something off with the brakes. I insisted on going to the bike shop around the corner, but she was very nonchalant about...
05-14-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By koffee brown

Is that your way of telling me to tighten those...

Is that your way of telling me to tighten those bolts? If so, I did. Nothing is happening.
05-14-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By koffee brown

Front brakes will not touch rim when I squeeze

Hi all,

My roommate has a crap Walmart type bike she keeps out back covered with a tarp. She decided to go for a ride Friday morning, so I took q look at the bike. The front brake was completely...
02-16-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,712
Posted By koffee brown

Well, CarbonfiberMAN, glad to see you got "turn't...

Well, CarbonfiberMAN, glad to see you got "turn't out", as I like to say. ;-) Glad to hear all is well. I still crush on you from afar. Let me know if you ever get your freedom, preferably by...
02-09-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,667
Posted By koffee brown

Spinning ain't cycling. If they ever start a...

Spinning ain't cycling. If they ever start a spinning forum on this bicycle forum, it'll take me more than 10 yeara to return next time. I'm sure ****** has a spinning forum or Soul(less) cycle...
02-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,712
Posted By koffee brown

Jesus rose from the dead about as efficiently and...

Jesus rose from the dead about as efficiently and a lot quicker than this thread.

Hello Carbonfiberboy. I hope some woman made a man out of you. It's been 10 years since I responded to this...
03-18-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By koffee brown

The more things change....

The more things stay the same. Hope everyone is well.

koffee
01-16-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By koffee brown

I haven't been around on the forums for a while,...

I haven't been around on the forums for a while, but I would have suggested raising the seat as a quick solution to see if that was the problem. Whenever someone comes to me and tells me they have...
01-16-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,928
Posted By koffee brown

I remember a trick about using cardboard. It...

I remember a trick about using cardboard. It seemed to work decently.

koffee
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-16, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By koffee brown

I love my DeRosa. I look at it every day. :) ...

I love my DeRosa. I look at it every day. :) If you're looking to build it up and wonder what works, why not contact Cristiano directly? He's always been very nice, very responsive.... Doriano as...
02-08-16, 02:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,919
Posted By koffee brown

There's a book that dissects the perfect pedal...

There's a book that dissects the perfect pedal stroke. I am too old to remember the name. Alas!

However- if you get Ed Burke's Hi Tech Cycling, I'm positive he talks about developing pedal...
02-08-16, 01:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,919
Posted By koffee brown

I miss you and love you. ;-) koffee

I miss you and love you.

;-)

koffee
02-08-16, 01:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,066
Posted By koffee brown

Pilates. I know I can't say it enough- it does...

Pilates. I know I can't say it enough- it does miracles for you. I just fractured my tailbone in a fall, and I'm blessed enough to still be able to stand and get around because I use core strength...
02-08-16, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By koffee brown

Yes. Pilates reformer. You have to work each...

Yes. Pilates reformer. You have to work each side independently. You get core strengthening. You get flexibility and strength training. It would be a perfect compliment to cycling.

koffee
02-08-16, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,215
Posted By koffee brown

Personally, I will always reach for Friel over...

Personally, I will always reach for Friel over Carmichael. As much as I've enjoyed Carmichael's books, the fact that he worked with Lance Armstrong during the doping years automatically turns me...
12-21-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,746
Posted By koffee brown

True dat. Pegoretti?

True dat. Pegoretti?
Forum: Foo
06-03-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,093
Posted By koffee brown

I do. As much as I love rock and roll, I still...

I do. As much as I love rock and roll, I still love to dance those new dances with the hip hop! But I obsessed over Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, The Kinks, the Pretenders.... Van...
06-03-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,004
Posted By koffee brown

Trust your gut. Sometimes, it can be the only...

Trust your gut. Sometimes, it can be the only thing that can keep you out of harm's way when there really is a problem with someone. I have no problems whatsoever to be suspicious of every person...
Forum: Foo
06-03-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By koffee brown

1) Thanks for spending the week here with me....

1) Thanks for spending the week here with me. Early weekday birthdays suck! I enjoyed having you over and getting that party started on Friday!

2) Thanks for the weekend of supervised drinking. ...
05-31-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,245
Posted By koffee brown

Unfortunately, no time to translate. Time's up! ...

Unfortunately, no time to translate. Time's up! Time to celebrate getting old! But.... I was able to pull the editorial as well. That was a big ole "don't take the original article at face value"...
05-31-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,245
Posted By koffee brown

i meant to say, ok.... I'll follow the links and...

i meant to say, ok.... I'll follow the links and have a read. But... I'm heading out for a birthday dinner, so man... Don't expect a response like in 5 minutes. BUT..... If Carbonfiberboy PM's me...
05-31-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,245
Posted By koffee brown

Ok. Here's one of the abstracts. You can PM me...

Ok. Here's one of the abstracts. You can PM me if you want the full article.

I'm citing..... We can't have copyright issues here!

Atrial fibrillation is associated with different levels of...
05-31-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,245
Posted By koffee brown

Are they the original articles? If not, I make...

Are they the original articles? If not, I make nothing of it.

Boy, am glad I have access to original articles for free! it prevents me from believing over generalized, simplified, watered down...
05-31-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,245
Posted By koffee brown

Don't forget to cite! Didn't I tell you to use...

Don't forget to cite! Didn't I tell you to use APA format? I'm very cross with you! *wagging finger*

:D

koffee
05-31-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By koffee brown

I guess I don't get it. Those are the build...

I guess I don't get it. Those are the build phase benefits.
05-28-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,771
Posted By koffee brown

Pilates isn't meant to build mass or size. It's...

Pilates isn't meant to build mass or size. It's meant to condition the muscles and train the body to develop core strength, which will make you stronger with doing the stuff like barbell training. ...
05-28-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,771
Posted By koffee brown

If we told men the truth about everything, they'd...

If we told men the truth about everything, they'd never want to do it. ;) Hence, the sneaky lines like "it's core strength training"! or "it's core conditioning and stretching for infantryman and...
05-28-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,771
Posted By koffee brown

I don't need to explain it, dood. You simply...

I don't need to explain it, dood. You simply don't make sense. Probably because you've got a pretty limited understanding about exercise physiology. And sorry, it's not condescending if it's...
05-28-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By koffee brown

+1. And- base benefits don't last a few weeks. ...

+1. And- base benefits don't last a few weeks. They last as long as you continue training. Things like increasing blood capillaries, increasing the number of mitochondria, and increasing the...
05-28-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,771
Posted By koffee brown

Ummmmm... said by someone who doesn't know what...

Ummmmm... said by someone who doesn't know what training is. I train people all the time in pilates with developing a stronger core. That's what pilates is all about. You just reinforced that...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,767
Posted By koffee brown

Dood, I don't see the blame like that. She's...

Dood, I don't see the blame like that. She's making a point. It's valid. Recognize.

koffee
Forum: Touring
05-26-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By koffee brown

Man, here's the thing. When I graduated from the...

Man, here's the thing. When I graduated from the George Washington University, our commencement ceremony was held outdoors in the rain. They don't stop commencement for that! But they passed out...
05-26-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By koffee brown

Dood, I had a 350sq ft studio, and I had four...

Dood, I had a 350sq ft studio, and I had four bikes. The answer is, there is no answer! Whatever you feel you want. Why let someone else dictate to you about bike ownership?

koffee
05-26-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,519
Posted By koffee brown

I use pacsafe. It's a godsend. You could...

I use pacsafe. It's a godsend.


You could just bungee cord the hell outta them as well. I mean, with people all over the place, if someone is trying to steal your panniers and are clearly effin...
05-26-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By koffee brown

I'm gonna cite the Constitution, then cite all 40...

I'm gonna cite the Constitution, then cite all 40 signers! And I'm gonna link it back to George Washington's grave, Mt. Vernon, VA. And when I cite myself, I'm going to use APA format and cite back...
05-26-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By koffee brown

I'm a little confused. You were seeing a doctor...

I'm a little confused. You were seeing a doctor to see how to develop your training plan. You're getting a professional bike fit. You overdid a ride over one weekend, and the pain in the knee is...
05-26-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,771
Posted By koffee brown

George, you are so right. Core training is more...

George, you are so right. Core training is more than the abs, and they need to be trained regularly. As a personal trainer, pilates instructor, cyclist, dance instructor, and (brand new!!!!!)...
05-26-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,208
Posted By koffee brown

Strava is the devil. You know that, don't you? ...

Strava is the devil. You know that, don't you?

I'm serious. Really.

Totally.

koffee
05-26-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,714
Posted By koffee brown

Dood, it's been a month. Like I tell everyone I...

Dood, it's been a month. Like I tell everyone I start training (I'm a personal trainer), you've got to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run. It's about putting in the time. With time and...
05-26-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,285
Posted By koffee brown

Ding, ding, ding! Bingo! Bringing carbs...

Ding, ding, ding! Bingo!

Bringing carbs during your longer rides will do better for you if you're trying to maintain energy during the ride. But you take in the protein after the ride for...
05-26-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By koffee brown

Carbon, Imma go ape-college-crazy on you and...

Carbon, Imma go ape-college-crazy on you and start citing my works. I'm going to do a whole bibliography, just like for my 60 page summary thesis, with my 10 page works cited.

:D ;)

P.S. ...
05-26-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,022
Posted By koffee brown

+1. If you're drinking your water and not...

+1. If you're drinking your water and not feeling a bonk, then not much, unless you're feeling like you are running low on energy during those rides. Maybe you can focus on a better pre-ride meal? ...
05-26-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By koffee brown

If you're fairly fit, I tend to train people on...

If you're fairly fit, I tend to train people on the aggressive side. You're not riding enough for a recovery ride during your four day training you've set up. I think you should go harder Fri- Mon,...
06-15-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By koffee brown

Very true what's said. I concur. I do...

Very true what's said. I concur.

I do believe, however, that most people on longer rides will settle in at an 80- 90 rpm spinning speed. That isn't considered slow in my opinion. It's average. ...
06-15-13, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By koffee brown

I had the same problem when I first moved to...

I had the same problem when I first moved to Virginia from flat as a pancake Chicago. Going up any type of hill, whether short and steep, or long and gradual, was a nightmare. But- for me, it...
Forum: Foo
06-15-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By koffee brown

Oookkkaaaaaayyyyyyy----- Thanks TS- she told...

Oookkkaaaaaayyyyyyy-----

Thanks TS- she told me there was a thread that wouldn't die, though it looked like it WAS dead before I got here. But thanks for the birthday shout out. I just graduated...
04-07-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,175
Posted By koffee brown

You're funny. I totally love ya. Don't...

You're funny.

I totally love ya.

Don't change. :D

koffee
Forum: Foo
03-31-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By koffee brown

Update- I've got to go to PA to deal with that...

Update- I've got to go to PA to deal with that rodent next year. This was MORE than 6 weeks of winter. :-/

if it's wrong next year, I'm gonna kick it's a$$!!!!


koffee
03-31-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,175
Posted By koffee brown

Ok, without going through the entire thread, if...

Ok, without going through the entire thread, if you're concerned about nutrition and training, why not see a dietitian? I'm only asking because I know some, and they can best assess what will work...
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