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Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-05, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By lws

Much more than twenty minutes on the rollers and...

Much more than twenty minutes on the rollers and my hands and nuts are numb. So I ride twenty minutes, go get a drink of water, and then get back on for another twenty. Repeat until bored.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-05, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By lws

Assuming you read the corner correctly, then...

Assuming you read the corner correctly, then everyone would have (should have) followed the same line through it as you did, and they would all have come out of it fine. Assuming they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By lws

if you want to ride 100 miles at one go,...

if you want to ride 100 miles at one go, unsupported, you'll want some storage on the bike for your layers and your food. I have an expandable seat wedge, but I find it difficult to add and remove...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By lws

Coooool...

Coooool...
11-07-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By lws

I've always thought a trike would make a lot more...

I've always thought a trike would make a lot more sense for winter riding than a bike.
11-07-05, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By lws

whistles are illegal in most states, fwiw.

whistles are illegal in most states, fwiw.
11-07-05, 06:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,590
Posted By lws

If you really believe it's safer there, then why...

If you really believe it's safer there, then why are you whining here? Just stay in your safe refuge, and pass him on the safe right side of that safe white lane that dangerous traffic won't cross.
11-07-05, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By lws

Don't go for 60-mile rides, go for 40-mile rides,...

Don't go for 60-mile rides, go for 40-mile rides, and then finish yourself off on the climb home. Isn't that obvious? For a nice short workout, warm up on the downhill, and then turn around and...
11-07-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By lws

In this case, it's fairly reputable. The...

In this case, it's fairly reputable. The waist/hips ratio thing has been repeatedly studied for five or ten years in different populations. The reason this particular study is interesting is...
11-07-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By lws

Excellent! So what's next?

Excellent! So what's next?
11-07-05, 09:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,589
Posted By lws

Eh, not really. Mnt Fuji? For an American...

Eh, not really. Mnt Fuji? For an American seller? Come on, you're beggaring credibility.
11-06-05, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By lws

I can avoid swaying the bike, that's no problem....

I can avoid swaying the bike, that's no problem. But it's much harder for me to maintain a constant pedal force. I find that when I pedal hard on the downstroke I compress the front tire and then as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-05, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By lws

I think you'll see a lot more fenders.

I think you'll see a lot more fenders.
11-06-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By lws

what time, and where, does the hammer ride start?

what time, and where, does the hammer ride start?
11-06-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By lws

Surely you can see a block ahead of you. In the...

Surely you can see a block ahead of you. In the clear section, ride a couple of feet left of the curb. As you approach the parked cars, prepare to merge left by looking to your rear, signalling if...
11-06-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By lws

Adrenaline can't make your heart beat any faster...

Adrenaline can't make your heart beat any faster than it is capable of. 192 seems like a good number.
11-06-05, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By lws

Hoooolllleeeee shhhhhttttt. Swindon seems...

Hoooolllleeeee shhhhhttttt.

Swindon seems to love it (http://www.swindonweb.com/life/lifemagi0.htm)

"Most accidents have involved cyclists and motorcyclists " No kidding. It's not about...
11-06-05, 10:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,589
Posted By lws

More reasons to hate ebay

Here's one, add your own...

1. Keyword fraud. Check out . this guy's auctions (http://stores.ebay.com/Kens-Recycled-and-Fitness_W0QQssPageNameZviQ3asibQ3astoreviewQQtZkm) for some examples.
...
11-05-05, 08:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By lws

since traffic circles reduce stopping and...

since traffic circles reduce stopping and starting and idling at stop signs, they also reduce pollution and improve fuel efficiency.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-05, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By lws

You are absolutely right that the fastest way to...

You are absolutely right that the fastest way to cover a fixed distance is to work harder up the hills than going down them. The reason is wind resistance. Aerodynamic drag increases proportionally...
11-04-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,552
Posted By lws

maltodextrin and caffeine

maltodextrin and caffeine
11-04-05, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By lws

They don't call it "chess on wheels" for nothing....

They don't call it "chess on wheels" for nothing. Usually, if there is a GC contender in the breakaway, then the other GC contenders will join the chase. In this years Tour, Rasmussen broke away...
11-04-05, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 992
Posted By lws

They do seem much larger when you're on a bike. ...

They do seem much larger when you're on a bike. I think the bike is so quiet that you sneak up on them more than when you're in a car.
11-04-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By lws

What bac says is useful advice, but bear in mind...

What bac says is useful advice, but bear in mind that all this amateur sports physiology is handwaving and authoritative posing. If you read the journals, you will see that even the professionals...
11-04-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By lws

I also insist that my friends drive the speed...

I also insist that my friends drive the speed limit in residential areas. It's a matter of setting the expectations of motorists so that they don't set out on a trip full well expecting to blast...
11-04-05, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 992
Posted By lws

motivation.

motivation.
11-04-05, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By lws

BMI is a VERY rough gauge. Use bodyfat %age...

BMI is a VERY rough gauge. Use bodyfat %age instead. You can learn to measure it yourself with inexpensive calipers. Can you "pinch an inch" ? I can :(

[edit: the study says to measure at the...
11-04-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,057
Posted By lws

You have a "right" to cross the street on foot. ...

You have a "right" to cross the street on foot. You only have a "privilege" to drive on it.
11-03-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,770
Posted By lws

I've done that! I also just leave my bike on the...

I've done that! I also just leave my bike on the porch -- have done for ten, fifteen years. Somebody tried to steal my motorcycle once. Dumb kids only managed to break the ignition lock, really...
11-03-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By lws

self-perceived exertion level is as accurate as...

self-perceived exertion level is as accurate as an HRM.
Running is "sort of like" biking, but not entirely.
A lot of the effect of training is sport-specific. It's not just VO2max and METs and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,850
Posted By lws

I've been told to do neither, rather, lean your...

I've been told to do neither, rather, lean your body into the turn but keep the bike more upright. The theory being that the tires have more traction when they're as vertical as possible. Not that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,850
Posted By lws

Keep a little something in reserve so that you...

Keep a little something in reserve so that you can adjust your line and straighten up and lose speed *before* you hit the sand. You want to go through the sand with your wheels turning freely, not...
11-03-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By lws

Yeah, the latter part is the toughest. I'm down...

Yeah, the latter part is the toughest. I'm down to 40 now, but I've still got another ten years to go.
11-03-05, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By lws

Lose 10 pounds and 15 years.

Lose 10 pounds and 15 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,850
Posted By lws

If you *can* brake during the turn, you didn't...

If you *can* brake during the turn, you didn't have to. To put it another way, if you are going so fast that you absolutely have to brake during the turn, then you have no choice but to give up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By lws

Lighter bars may speed you down the road by an...

Lighter bars may speed you down the road by an infinitesimal fraction of a second, but broken bars will set you back a lifetime's worth of those fractions.
11-02-05, 09:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,164
Posted By lws

That's the way it looks to me, too. I sincerely...

That's the way it looks to me, too. I sincerely hope that the majority of any jury would agree. On the other hand, I've been a registered voter for 20 years and never once served on a jury, and...
11-01-05, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By lws

They say that helmets should be replaced every...

They say that helmets should be replaced every few years because the styrofoam degrades. If yours is really that old, you might consider just getting a new one. They don't have to be expensive if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By lws

I ride rollers, so I have considered wearing a...

I ride rollers, so I have considered wearing a helmet. If I suddenly stop posting, know you will know why.

It's harder to keep a cadence up on a trainer because the wheel doesn't coast through...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,863
Posted By lws

I just use laundry detergent to clean my chain. ...

I just use laundry detergent to clean my chain. It's a buttload cheaper than SG, and it's more eco-friendly than organic solvents. Wash it off with water, hit it with WD40 to get rid of the water,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,095
Posted By lws

Damn. You mean my baby blue Super Rekord isn't...

Damn. You mean my baby blue Super Rekord isn't worth anything?
11-01-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By lws

I have the same tendency. I wouldn't think that...

I have the same tendency. I wouldn't think that you could increase the pace much, even though you have got a little bit more training in since your 83 miler. But I wouldn't recommend slowing down,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By lws

what spoc said about cleanliness. It sounds to...

what spoc said about cleanliness. It sounds to me like you have an infected hair follicle, and you need to have it lanced and drained. This is where having a friend who is a nurse or a diabetic can...
11-01-05, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By lws

Okay, let's see if I can help. First of all, and...

Okay, let's see if I can help. First of all, and most importantly, "get R done" must be utterly banished from your vocabulary. You can't ride 144 miles with a broom in your stake rack, a level in...
11-01-05, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,980
Posted By lws

I too was told that I was too skinny, when I was...

I too was told that I was too skinny, when I was running competitively. I wasn't too skinny, I had 14% bodyfat, which is plenty for a guy. It's our culture, and some parts of the country have...
11-01-05, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,464
Posted By lws

And another thing. Responsibility is *not* a...

And another thing. Responsibility is *not* a matter of law, you've got cause and effect backwards. The law is a formal mechanism for resolving disputes, but the responsbility would exist even if...
11-01-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,464
Posted By lws

Only if they go to court. Until they actually go...

Only if they go to court. Until they actually go to court, the law is whatever they think it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,072
Posted By lws

Ab-so-lute-ly. Also, when commuting, you're on...

Ab-so-lute-ly. Also, when commuting, you're on the same route most of the time, so you know where the potholes and screwed up sewer grates are. The motorists are the same bunch, so they know to...
11-01-05, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By lws

eye protection. I would say this is even more...

eye protection. I would say this is even more important than a helmet, since a helmet only helps you after you crash, and a 20 mph bug in the eye can easily *cause* a crash. Cheap sunglasses are...
11-01-05, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By lws

clipless will help some, but the big thing is the...

clipless will help some, but the big thing is the weight. You'll be absolutely amazed by how much easier those hills get with every ten pounds you lose (I speak from the reverse experience ;( ) In...
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