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Forum: Foo
09-09-05, 07:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,320
Posted By H23

These guys are my favorite vendors... ...

These guys are my favorite vendors...

http://www.specialteas.com/

The only way to get good tea these days is to have it shipped to you from an online or mail vendor.

Specialteas is...
Forum: Foo
09-09-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By H23

We ended up buying a Saab 92-x (the "saab-aru"...

We ended up buying a Saab 92-x (the "saab-aru" version of the subaru imprezza miniwagon).

I had wanted the golf TDI, but my wife overruled me! Anyways, the awd drive makes for nice handling. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By H23

This is the kind of stuff that happens when...

This is the kind of stuff that happens when cities are overwhelmed by the mentality that everyone has to drive everywhere. Its just too many cars, too many accomodations for cars and too little...
08-20-05, 05:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,084
Posted By H23

Nutritional stuff aside, diet cola is not good...

Nutritional stuff aside, diet cola is not good because it conditions your taste buds to expect the taste of sweetness all the time.

[edit]-- oops, which is basically what phidauex just said!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 09:41 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,390
Posted By H23

I'm 6'2" Ideal running weight: 160 lbs ...

I'm 6'2"

Ideal running weight: 160 lbs
Ideal cycling weight: 170 lbs
Current weight: 180 lbs
08-15-05, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By H23

Extended physical activity causes a lot of people...

Extended physical activity causes a lot of people to get insomnia.

I always suffer insomnia the night after a long ride. That's why I gave up long rides on Sunday-- not getting enough sleep...
08-14-05, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By H23

If you look around you'll find that at least one...

If you look around you'll find that at least one person has done route 40 from Phila into Baltimore. The only problem is that there is a bridge that you'll have to hitch a ride for (no bikes...
08-13-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By H23

Nothing lasts forever. Here is my limited...

Nothing lasts forever.

Here is my limited knowledge classical explanation of what probably happened to your crank:

A crack started somewhere in the upper left hand corner of the broken...
08-13-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By H23

I'm going to recommend an ANT...

I'm going to recommend an ANT (http://www.antbikemike.com/bikes.html) . I had one made for me, and I absolutely love it to death.

Here's a pic......
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,729
Posted By H23

Where in Maryland did you do this? I agree...

Where in Maryland did you do this?

I agree that seems like a extremely small amount of fluid given the weather around here (are you sure it was only 50% humidity??). I personally don't think there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,376
Posted By H23

Now: Brooks Professional, fizik plateau, concor...

Now: Brooks Professional, fizik plateau, concor (80's Selle Italia)

Before: Many cheap saddles.

Problems: Never had a problem with any saddles except that the cheap ones tended to wear out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By H23

Yeah, there are some cuesheets here......

Yeah, there are some cuesheets here... http://www.bedfordcounty.net/bikeloops/
Those are further south than what I did, they all look like great rides.

Next time, I will allot enough time for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By H23

Bedford County PA: ride report

I spent a very relaxing weekend in the Bedford PA area. It turned out to be excellent for riding-- lots of hills, great views and reasonably thin traffic.

I plan to go back again and do more...
08-08-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,118
Posted By H23

It depends on whether or not one can choose...

It depends on whether or not one can choose _where_ they ride. Some places more dangerous than others.

If you are a club cyclist who drives to the idyllic starting points for group rides, I would...
08-08-05, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By H23

Obviously, no one gives a damn about the law...

Obviously, no one gives a damn about the law until they get a ticket.

What do guys think will happen if a errant motorist reads your flyer-- will he just melt or vaporize with the realization that...
07-31-05, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,323
Posted By H23

This is the way to do it.... ...

This is the way to do it....
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=new+york,+new+york&ll=40.732308,-73.998960&spn=0.005831,0.010050&t=k&hl=en

West Village, NYC. 800 restaurants in ONE SQUARE MILE-- all...
07-31-05, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,323
Posted By H23

I actually go to lunch at Kentlands pretty...

I actually go to lunch at Kentlands pretty regularly-- its near Rockville where I work.

Look:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rockville,+MD&ll=39.123976,-77.237964&spn=0.005970,0.010050&t=k&hl=en...
07-31-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,323
Posted By H23

I've become skeptical of "new urbanism". I am...

I've become skeptical of "new urbanism". I am convinced that these "towns" are simply starter homes for the exburb set.

Instead of making failed attempts at "re-discovering" urbanism and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-05, 04:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,776
Posted By H23

Compact looks okay if you are relatively short....

Compact looks okay if you are relatively short. For tall people it looks awful.

I look like I'm riding a kid's bike when on compact geom.
07-27-05, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By H23

Baltimore city paper article: "Blood, Sweat, and One Gear"

I believe that at least one of you went to this event....

http://www.citypaper.com/news/story.asp?id=10344
07-27-05, 06:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,700
Posted By H23

Its the parenting that sucks. My niece is 10...

Its the parenting that sucks.

My niece is 10 years old. She weighs 103 lbs (has a gut). When she stayed with us this summer, every single night was literally like an episode of the TV show "Fear...
07-26-05, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,853
Posted By H23

We still have to use English units in many...

We still have to use English units in many contexts because there are too many people around who didn't pay attention in grade school and can't "get used to" SI.
07-25-05, 06:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,889
Posted By H23

There is a lot (too much, I think) emphasis on...

There is a lot (too much, I think) emphasis on these accident threads about FAULT and BLAME. Some of you are too comfortable with assigning 100% of the responsibility for the accident to one party or...
07-24-05, 06:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,126
Posted By H23

I do think that cyclists should move over to...

I do think that cyclists should move over to allow cars to pass when conditions permit, but I don't think it is fair to make pre-judgments about the relative value of a motorist's trip versus a...
Forum: Foo
07-22-05, 10:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By H23

Who has a jetta TDI?

Unfortunately, its time for me to put down my old car. I wish I could go carless, but that won't happen anytime soon. Anyways, I am considering the TDI-based diesel volkswagens, specifically the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By H23

Maybe the highway is just too boring for most...

Maybe the highway is just too boring for most people?
07-21-05, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By H23

I have never seen cyclists (in small numbers)...

I have never seen cyclists (in small numbers) delay traffic for more than a very short time.

However, I regularly see motorists become raging *******s as a result of being delayed for literally a...
Forum: Touring
07-18-05, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By H23

Here is a Google "pedometer" view of Tom's cues: ...

Here is a Google "pedometer" view of Tom's cues:
...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-05, 08:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,452
Posted By H23

Good advice in this thread. There is often...

Good advice in this thread.

There is often less to be afraid of than one might initially think.

Absolutely don't give money to panhandlers. Its even more important in cases like yours since...
07-18-05, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By H23

Yeah, I had no idea why everyone was talking...

Yeah, I had no idea why everyone was talking about "squished" bread. Then it dawned on me that they were talking about ...

http://photos1.blogger.com/img/5/2980/640/wonderbread.jpg

...and I...
07-18-05, 05:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,680
Posted By H23

People should be alert to their surroundings...

People should be alert to their surroundings wherever they go. Its not like only certain streets are "zoned" for crime.

Anyway, if someone wants to get a useable picture of the crime situation in...
07-17-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,680
Posted By H23

Aside from the rubber-necking points, I see...

Aside from the rubber-necking points, I see nothing of value in reporting such an incident to us on a national forum.

Perhaps it would be worth it if there was some extraordinary detail, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-05, 02:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,223
Posted By H23

I might get flamed for this, but oh well... if it...

I might get flamed for this, but oh well... if it makes a bright pinging sound when you tap it with your fingernail, that's good.

As for the difference between good steel tubesets, I don't know....
07-14-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By H23

Come on, the guy makes a living delivering...

Come on, the guy makes a living delivering packages for your lame business and you criticize him for working his ass off? Sorry, that's just cold. Anti-perspirant simply cannot (and should not) stop...
Forum: Touring
07-13-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By H23

If Patco goes into downtown Philadelphia, that...

If Patco goes into downtown Philadelphia, that would work great for me.

Thanks!
07-13-05, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,572
Posted By H23

I think that one thing that may help you is to...

I think that one thing that may help you is to explore more kinds of food and flavors.

Why not try these (they all come in jars or are easily made):
olive tapenades, roasted peppers, hummous,...
Forum: Touring
07-13-05, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By H23

Tom, could you give us some cues for Cherry Hill...

Tom, could you give us some cues for Cherry Hill to Cape May?

I've been to Cape May before, and it was very nice. Looking at a map, it does add more mileage, but I am assuming the roads are mostly...
Forum: Touring
07-12-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By H23

I concur, the bikewashington.org cues for...

I concur, the bikewashington.org cues for baltimore-washington are a piece of cake. US 1 south of Baltimore is a nightmare for cyclists. North of Baltimore, US 1 is not bad, although I would be...
07-12-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,880
Posted By H23

Your fantasy aside, I don't believe that cyclists...

Your fantasy aside, I don't believe that cyclists you talk about impede traffic for more than a few seconds. Are you the type of driver that pops a vessel if you are delayed by, literally, a few...
07-12-05, 09:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,880
Posted By H23

But honestly, how much did this delay you? And,...

But honestly, how much did this delay you? And, how often does this occur? In a rural area with sparse traffic, there really is no need to stress about cyclists. Just pass them. There is not an...
07-12-05, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By H23

Wow. I can't decide what is more pathetic.... ...

Wow. I can't decide what is more pathetic....

a) that there are writers who actually spend time writing such insipid humor
b) that there are readers who think it is actually funny
07-12-05, 06:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,880
Posted By H23

There's no way around it-- any charity ride with...

There's no way around it-- any charity ride with hundreds of cyclists is going F-up traffic wherever it goes, no amount of "rules-of-the-road" training can change that. The flip side for the...
07-11-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By H23

That is a great google hack. I do hope that...

That is a great google hack. I do hope that google makes it available on google.com-- I have no idea how stable sueandpaul.com is, although I appreciate what they did.
07-11-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,174
Posted By H23

Bullhorns... but you'll suffer anyway.

Bullhorns... but you'll suffer anyway.
Forum: Touring
07-11-05, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 583
Posted By H23

I also am contemplating a Baltimore-Philadelphia...

I also am contemplating a Baltimore-Philadelphia ride this summer.

This is what I am thinking. (http://tinyurl.com/8hpvr)

It would end up being a 100+ mile ride for sure. Here are my initial...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,446
Posted By H23

The bikes discussed so far lack what I think it...

The bikes discussed so far lack what I think it the most useful rack on a utility bike-- the FRONT rack. It is much more practical to load stuff on the front than the back.

My wife has one of...
Forum: Touring
07-11-05, 06:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By H23

Solve this problem the old fashioned way... ...

Solve this problem the old fashioned way...
wear WOOL jerseys!

They really do work.
07-11-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By H23

I don't know if any of you have tried, but it is...

I don't know if any of you have tried, but it is very hard to reliably get a tag number and car description. Combined with the frightful unfolding of events in an accident or a road rage incident,...
07-08-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By H23

Its not like a force field keeps you inside the...

Its not like a force field keeps you inside the bike lane... anticipate situations, go around things, use your mind, adapt.
07-08-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By H23

Yeah, also, don't take too long at rest stops. I...

Yeah, also, don't take too long at rest stops. I am pretty sure the last bus I took stranded two people in Delaware, despite pleas from other passengers to wait!
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