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Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tony P.

If you know what bike you need for 3-4 years, buy...

If you know what bike you need for 3-4 years, buy it. If not, you'll be better served with a lower cost investment.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tony P.

It would be a error to spend a substantial amount...

It would be a error to spend a substantial amount on a bike as a beginner.

Beyond basic bike measurement, there are nuances in bike frames and mechanicals meant to align with a riders skill,...
04-30-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By Tony P.

Welcome to the forum. An option you didn't...

Welcome to the forum. An option you didn't mention is to buy another bike. Depending on where you are upstate, you may have an easy time finding something used for $100 that's suitable. That's...
04-30-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 357,793
Posted By Tony P.

Smart move. Helmet makers, retailers and others...

Smart move. Helmet makers, retailers and others have been suggesting a 5-year expiration on helmets but that's just not the case. Old undamaged helmets are at least as good as new ones. Here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tony P.

I'm sorry for not being more specific. I didn't...

I'm sorry for not being more specific. I didn't mean to suggest any change in temperature will always impact endurance irrespective of the individual. And it's clear that training mitigates the...
07-31-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,641
Posted By Tony P.

Donald J. Trump is the dully (correct spelling)...

Donald J. Trump is the dully (correct spelling) elected President of the United States. He was elected, in part, because many of those who complain now had better things to do on November 8, 2016...
07-06-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By Tony P.

Countries that are doing well should be proud of...

Countries that are doing well should be proud of their effort. Conversely, countries where its citizens act like spoiled brats who don't care about anyone but themselves and listen to an idiot...
07-05-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,525
Posted By Tony P.

Overall, it's likely CR's death rate is...

Overall, it's likely CR's death rate is understated. Note that CR averages approx. 200 flu deaths a year so only 18 COVID-19 deaths seems unlikely. I can understand why CR's cases could be low but...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,821
Posted By Tony P.

Are we be living in a rational society if black...

Are we be living in a rational society if black lives don't matter? You may believe the Emancipation Proclamation ended the issue in 1863 but it didn't. America still needed the Civil Rights Act...
06-03-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,031
Posted By Tony P.

I don't see the law and "etiquette" as always...

I don't see the law and "etiquette" as always mutually exclusive. Legal requirements represent the minimum a rider should do to treat others safely. What's being called etiquette is how to ride to...
06-03-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,031
Posted By Tony P.

The sidewalk is for pedestrians. Bikers have the...

The sidewalk is for pedestrians. Bikers have the same obligation to walkers that cars have on roads to bikers.
06-01-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,544
Posted By Tony P.

Seattle, I had a lot I considered saying here but...

Seattle, I had a lot I considered saying here but decided not to. Can we call a truce here? My only comment related to you was:



I'm sorry if you consider that lashing out at you. I didn't...
05-25-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tony P.

It's probably a very easy fix but I'd bring it...

It's probably a very easy fix but I'd bring it back. The bike's not the problem.
05-24-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Tony P.

Glad to do it. There's a lot of unsupported...

Glad to do it. There's a lot of unsupported information out there.

I looked over my post and realized I should have provided some background. The article I provided from the Journal of...
05-22-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Tony P.

Unisex means it can be used by anyone. It is...

Unisex means it can be used by anyone. It is discriminatory in some countries for a chain to prohibit its use on the basis of sex. Thus, it can also be used on unisex bikes.
05-18-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,127
Posted By Tony P.

Interesting perspective. But I believe most...

Interesting perspective. But I believe most people involved in an altercation between a car and a bike would prefer to be in the car. To each his own.
05-18-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Tony P.

Here's some information published in the Journal...

Here's some information published in the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Basically, it shows that old helmets (up to 26 years old) without damage provided protection.Helmet Impact Performance...
05-13-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By Tony P.

I stay clear of those who choose not to wear a...

I stay clear of those who choose not to wear a mask because they are most likely to have coronavirus. The thinking is simple. Those who don't wear a mask don't follow the rules and those who don't...
05-12-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 10,231
Posted By Tony P.

The only reason HCL is being discussed is because...

The only reason HCL is being discussed is because one person touted it. He's moved on and eventually everyone else will, too. Real treatments are emerging, thank goodness.
Forum: Foo
05-05-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Tony P.

I just tried your idea but it didn't work. It...

I just tried your idea but it didn't work. It may have been because I'm 5'8".
Forum: Foo
05-05-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Tony P.

The sign is for anyone who hasn't heard of...

The sign is for anyone who hasn't heard of coronavirus. From my visits to stores there are, unfortunately, plenty.
04-30-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By Tony P.

Varying your training is a must but do it in a...

Varying your training is a must but do it in a planned manner to allow your body to build on each segment. Given the 45-60 minute time restriction, I suggest you look at cadence rather than just...
04-29-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By Tony P.

Where's My Payment suggestion

Like many I wasn't able to get information on my stimulus payment. Yesterday someone suggested using all caps in the address section and it worked. Don't press shift for the numbers, of course....
04-27-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,848
Posted By Tony P.

I haven't found Gatorskins to mount any...

I haven't found Gatorskins to mount any differently than other tires. You'll find the tread to last a while and puncture resistance to be excellent. Rolling resistance is excellent compared to many...
04-26-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Tony P.

If possible you should find a way to try both,...

If possible you should find a way to try both, particularly if you have back issues. Generally, though, drop handlebars are preferred for a few reasons. Changing positions will, as you suggest,...
04-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Tony P.

Just my opinion

Heroes: Cops, firefighters, EMTs, medical professionals.
Not heroes: Grocery store workers, delivery people, the girl at Dunkin Donuts.

Sorry, I'm not saying I don't appreciate what they do. But...
04-21-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Tony P.

Years ago helmet materials deteriorated over time...

Years ago helmet materials deteriorated over time but that hasn't been the case for 20 years. Helmets purchased somewhat recently should be good to go for a long time with a few exceptions:

Check...
04-20-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 33,614
Posted By Tony P.

Those who don't know what they're talking about...

Those who don't know what they're talking about should keep it a secret from everyone else. The 3 month mortgage loan deferral is either tacked onto the end of the loan or spread evenly over payments...
04-20-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,046
Posted By Tony P.

As dire as you post appears, it is possibly...

As dire as you post appears, it is possibly wishful thinking. According to Johns Hopkins (https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/achieving-herd-immunity-with-covid19.html) herd immunity is reached...
04-19-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,046
Posted By Tony P.

I'm in full agreement on the need to continue...

I'm in full agreement on the need to continue social distancing and the potential if rules are relaxed. But I have a problem with applying any analysis evenly throughout the country. There's a big...
04-19-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 33,614
Posted By Tony P.

A lot of strange statements on CV19 but this...

A lot of strange statements on CV19 but this one's near the top of the pile. Does he think someone in the hospital's finance department is making the diagnosis? Use of a ventilator is based on a...
04-17-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,166
Posted By Tony P.

Clearly reinfection is something that continues...

Clearly reinfection is something that continues to be concerning and there doesn't appear to be an answer on the horizon soon. Some viruses (such as HIV) infer no immunity while others (such as...
04-17-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 33,614
Posted By Tony P.

I agree but don't believe the death rate is as...

I agree but don't believe the death rate is as overstated as many claim. The reason is that mortality lags well beyond other data - perhaps 2 weeks. For example, when people are admitted the death...
04-16-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By Tony P.

Your selection is fine for road or trail use and...

Your selection is fine for road or trail use and POC is a quality brand. Having said that, many helmets meet CPSC standards (carry a CPSC sticker) and provide adequate protection for general use. (My...
04-16-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,291
Posted By Tony P.

As someone soon to be 72, I think I found a new...

As someone soon to be 72, I think I found a new business only seniors can do. I'll buy something cheap, sell it for more and keep the profit. What a unique idea but why didn't someone think of that...
04-16-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Tony P.

No one said the government would be tracking...

No one said the government would be tracking people and only those who voluntarily agree to participate would be included. You may not realize it but 90% of us are out of work and most businesses...
04-15-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Tony P.

Go to a Beach Boys concert. You won't have a...

Go to a Beach Boys concert. You won't have a problem with social distancing.
04-14-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By Tony P.

Well, I did visit the tigers at the zoo.

Well, I did visit the tigers at the zoo.
04-13-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tony P.

Yes, I do, perhaps with the addition of a seat. ...

Yes, I do, perhaps with the addition of a seat. If we accept the manufacturer weight limit as accurate, though, 400lbs is hard to come by. The other issue is cost and heavy duty rims are likely to...
04-11-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,050
Posted By Tony P.

For me, it's a matter of matching the...

For me, it's a matter of matching the circumstance to the need. I plan my rides when and where I expect to be mostly alone, perhaps a human or pair every 1/2 mile and a reasonably wide area. At...
04-07-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By Tony P.

The term COVID-19 is misleading. It implies...

The term COVID-19 is misleading. It implies there have been 18 others but there is no COVID-18 so what's going on with that? No, COVID-19 means it started in 2019 although no one knows for certain...
04-05-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By Tony P.

It's liberating to feel that way but keep in mind...

It's liberating to feel that way but keep in mind that the most dangerous time is when two people think there's no one else around.
Forum: Foo
04-04-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Tony P.

If you watch FOX, all you will get is Ttv.

If you watch FOX, all you will get is Ttv.
Forum: Foo
04-01-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tony P.

I only use TP every other time. I have plenty of...

I only use TP every other time. I have plenty of TP but am running out of underwear.
03-30-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,973
Posted By Tony P.

Sorry, wgscott. I agree with you that I took...

Sorry, wgscott. I agree with you that I took some liberties and my exact statement was faulty and off the mark although my point was still correct, so I'll be precise. It is accepted (based on...
03-29-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Tony P.

Sorry, I can't help but I thought you meant you...

Sorry, I can't help but I thought you meant you wanted help dating Daniela Bianchi:

http://media.zoom-cinema.fr/photos/4780/daniela-bianchi.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,368
Posted By Tony P.

My two tricks: When I'm exhausted and have...

My two tricks:

When I'm exhausted and have to stop, I take a drink or check my cell phone to make believe I wasn't stopping to catch my breath.

When I pass someone, I wait to stop until the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,334
Posted By Tony P.

It's a good idea to contact Amazon but if you...

It's a good idea to contact Amazon but if you want results, get a plate number.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By Tony P.

In terms of distance, Google Maps is very...

In terms of distance, Google Maps is very accurate. In terms of time, terrain impacts their calculation but the rate is otherwise fairly low.
02-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,737
Posted By Tony P.

Love that climate change

I live in Connecticut and seldom use my bike in winter (even, weather permitting) because snow or ice make conditions difficult. But February is almost over and I'll be using my bike this winter more...
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