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09-17-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By krazygluon

Getting older and dirtier

Its been a long time (years) since I posted to BF.

I've been riding road bikes since about 2006 (Trek Pilot 1.2) granted I'd call it very casual riding and the last 4 years haven't seen a lot of...
02-21-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,698
Posted By krazygluon

This is the thing that everyone keeps missing...

This is the thing that everyone keeps missing about low carb if they haven't read the books. You do NOT replace carbs with protein in low carb. You replace it with fat. Protein has roughly equal...
02-21-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By krazygluon

I low-carb so I've got no shortage of protein in...

I low-carb so I've got no shortage of protein in my diet, but I was concerend about a low-carb recovery fuel. Whey isolate is just about the only one that works well under our paradigm. Add a small...
02-11-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By krazygluon

False. 2 sides of the same metabolic coin. I...

False. 2 sides of the same metabolic coin. I ate 4x as much at OCS as I would ever eat on a daily basis and still dropped weight like a rock because of 6 days a week of heavy pt and constant...
02-11-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By krazygluon

Looking for help developing a general plan

Before I joined the navy I rode ~1hr/day weekdays and would push for a bigger ride on weekends (as little as 1.5hr, one time I did 4 or 4.5 hrs)

Then I started training for OCS pretty much quit...
02-11-11, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,821
Posted By krazygluon

when I went to OCS I went from being Dunkin...

when I went to OCS I went from being Dunkin Donuts biggest customer (1 lg iced coffee every 1-2 days) along with drinking Monster/Rock star/Red bull/5 hr energy on a 2-3x weekly basis to drinking 0...
02-11-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By krazygluon

Power from bar width? Are we talking steering...

Power from bar width? Are we talking steering power here? I understand wider bars = more leverage turning the wheel to steer; not sure what other power this could be referring to.

I would think...
02-10-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,363
Posted By krazygluon

Now, is a bike subject to the same...

Now, is a bike subject to the same much-more-disastrous-than-locking-a-front-brake results of locking a rear brake as a motorcycle is? (Locking a rear on the motorcycle can cause what's called a...
02-09-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,363
Posted By krazygluon

Not to be snarky, but I know the physics of why...

Not to be snarky, but I know the physics of why you'd want a front...but I see a lot of stock bikes being sold with only a rear (see BD and the fuji SS on performance)
02-09-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,363
Posted By krazygluon

Rear Brake Only?

I have no intention of turning this into the brakes/nobrakes thread of the week.

But I am curious, why on the ssfg bikes I see with only 1 brake, is it on the rear?

I do a bit of motorcycling...
02-09-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By krazygluon

I cycle commuted for almost a year, 5mi each way,...

I cycle commuted for almost a year, 5mi each way, made a huge difference in how I felt about things after I got home every day.
02-09-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,447
Posted By krazygluon

3/3 LBS's I've dealt with were litterally...

3/3 LBS's I've dealt with were litterally dripping with arrogance, price inflation and "you're not buying a madone so the time I give you will be proportional to the fraction of the cost of your item...
02-09-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By krazygluon

For those asking my branch, I'm Navy, a submarine...

For those asking my branch, I'm Navy, a submarine officer (newly minted, stuck in training pipeline up here in rotten groton till mid march)

Thanks for all the input. I've put it together with...
02-08-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By krazygluon

An SSFG You'd ride like a road bike, advice needed.

I've been off the saddle for a while (damn near a year and a half save one very unfortunate attempt at getting back on) old road bike is pretty much toast atm.

I used to ride a road bike ~1hr...
02-06-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By krazygluon

Chucktown = charleston, sc. Don't really have...

Chucktown = charleston, sc. Don't really have hills here, but I'll be moving by the end of 2011 to my first actual ship, probably either southern Georgia or the Seattle area...I'm thinking Ga's...
02-06-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By krazygluon

Deciding on my next bike / return to cycling

Its been a while since I posted here.

I used to ride a trek pilot w/tiagra parts until I started training for running so I could go to Navy OCS. Just after comissioning I took my pilot back out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,735
Posted By krazygluon

You guys are really forgetting the basic fact of...

You guys are really forgetting the basic fact of business aquisitions: Klein, Lemond, Fisher and Bontrager weren't just bought, they also made decisions to SELL.

Hostile takeovers do happen, but...
08-22-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By krazygluon

I've walked out of 2 specialized shops feeling...

I've walked out of 2 specialized shops feeling somewhere between ignored and insulted. I had a shop back in KY that was great; I would walk in, tell them exactly what I wanted, we'd strike up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,869
Posted By krazygluon

I prefer a couple of grenades stashed in an empty...

I prefer a couple of grenades stashed in an empty water bottle.
08-20-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,849
Posted By krazygluon

I think John Prine already provided the answer to...

I think John Prine already provided the answer to this:

Blow up the TV, Move to the country, Eat a lot of peaches.

1) the 24-7 Distractathon of television and computing has lulled far too many...
08-20-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,365
Posted By krazygluon

Does anyone else feel that getting one flat in...

Does anyone else feel that getting one flat in the first 10 miles and jumping into researching flat protection schemes is a bit of shooting from the hip?

I got my first flat on my Bonty race-lite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,095
Posted By krazygluon

Slower burning fuel, takes time for the enzymes...

Slower burning fuel, takes time for the enzymes to saccharify (sp?) the starches, and when they do it goes to longer chain sugars

None of this namby pamby high-f*cktose-corn-syrup laden, sh*t...
08-19-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,110
Posted By krazygluon

I want to cross train, but can't frikkin stand...

I want to cross train, but can't frikkin stand running (all the weight of a clydesdale without the hooves er ankles to match)

I don't really see weight training as cross training unless its...
08-19-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By krazygluon

In a world of few sizes...adaptation favors the...

In a world of few sizes...adaptation favors the reflective ankle strap.

I didn't mind extra inseam on my rain pants (i'm 38-40 depending on mfr and a 32-34 inseam) because it took less energy away...
08-19-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By krazygluon

+1 I kinda regret going for the Pilot 1.2...

+1

I kinda regret going for the Pilot 1.2 over the 1200 now that I'm doing more recreational road riding instead of semi-urban commuting.
08-19-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By krazygluon

41 miles is a great accomplishment. But I have...

41 miles is a great accomplishment. But I have to say I'm more impressed by the weight-loss, thats just freakin' awesome!

I completely feel you on people around you not understanding. I finished...
08-16-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By krazygluon

+10 I refused to stand as an adult after...

+10

I refused to stand as an adult after slipping a few times until I got these...since then I stand as often as possible

Bumps in the road? Stand
Short hill I can attack with inertia rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,446
Posted By krazygluon

I tried riding without today, beginning to think...

I tried riding without today, beginning to think my 105rpm target cadence and my music just don't get a long...much easier to maintain rhythm without it.

Techno/Rob Zombie are great for sprints,...
08-16-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By krazygluon

I've got a Taylor brand item I picked up for ~25...

I've got a Taylor brand item I picked up for ~25 that was supposed to give weight, %body fat and %water.

The weight seems ok, but like any scale I step onto, my weight can vary +/- 5lbs from what...
08-15-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By krazygluon

I usually try to pace the other roadies out there...

I usually try to pace the other roadies out there (not draft, just pace at a comfortable following distance) to observe pedaling form, hip sway, fit, etc, if not also to have an unofficial way of...
08-13-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By krazygluon

I've been wondering about the answers to this. ...

I've been wondering about the answers to this. Its been a long day and I don't feel like doing the chemistry, but I'm sure the weight-weenies can argue that at an atomic weight of 28, equal volumes...
08-12-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By krazygluon

The only credibility I would give this is that I...

The only credibility I would give this is that I do generally believe, its not so much the fat, but the inactivity that makes fat people unhealthy. That said, I agree that BMI is ****e and that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By krazygluon

My understanding is if its a well built wheel in...

My understanding is if its a well built wheel in the first place "as needed" will depend mostly on "as abused"

clyde+lots of standing+cheap stock wheel+no skill@truing = every couple hundred...
08-10-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By krazygluon

31 votes later...I knew I shouldn't have included...

31 votes later...I knew I shouldn't have included that option.

Otoh...my bike will let me ride it multiple times daily every day.
08-09-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By krazygluon

What feels better?

I had a number of these today, and was thinking this would be a fun post while I was on my saturday morning 30-miler.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-09-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By krazygluon

I saw on the website something suggesting 11:00am...

I saw on the website something suggesting 11:00am est. Finished my 30miler just in time to get home, change, grab brunch and sit down to watch...Women's powerlifting. WTF?

Turned out up here...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,333
Posted By krazygluon

Can we get a term for function-over-form guys who...

Can we get a term for function-over-form guys who ride full kit because they learned why the gear was worth wearing, put it on and decided it was better that way, but don't ultimately give a damn...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,396
Posted By krazygluon

So do I classify as "Road Nazi" if I dream of...

So do I classify as "Road Nazi" if I dream of making jerseys that say "Go 120+RPM or Go home" or have the constant desire to yell "Knees in to win mutha-f#*@a" at half the cyclists I see?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By krazygluon

I'd go with bike B. I knew I wanted a...

I'd go with bike B. I knew I wanted a specialized or a trek, (wanted the specialized more) but the spec dealership guys were giving me 0 attention unless I was buying full CF whereas when I rode my...
08-07-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By krazygluon

64 with a notoriously salty diet full of caffeine

64 with a notoriously salty diet full of caffeine
08-07-08, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,633
Posted By krazygluon

Ahh, you're missing myth #0: Carbon fiber...

Ahh, you're missing myth #0: Carbon fiber disintegrates in the mere presence of a 250+lb clyde and aluminum is so stiff a clyde will either kill it quick or vibrate himself to death riding the frame....
08-06-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By krazygluon

Well, I guess yes. In the sense that I want to...

Well, I guess yes. In the sense that I want to lose fat (in general) and build a lot of upper body strength (of which I have pathetically little) and I'm guessing my weight will yo-yo a little in...
08-05-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By krazygluon

Re-Update: I went to REI monday after a 32...

Re-Update:

I went to REI monday after a 32 mile ride that had limited but not total success in trying to dial in my Brooks.
While looking at saddles, I struck up a conversation with their bike...
08-04-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By krazygluon

Sounds like the wheel is out of true, see...

Sounds like the wheel is out of true, see http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/truing.html for details. Riding on that grade of wheel at that weight means you'll need to get decently aquainted with...
08-04-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By krazygluon

As an attempt to get the stink out of my gear, I...

As an attempt to get the stink out of my gear, I wash some of it in apple cider vinegar. Apparently I didn't rinse it well enough one time and not only did I have sweat dripping down my face and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 22,826
Posted By krazygluon

Yes, clydesdalism and road-riding demand every...

Yes, clydesdalism and road-riding demand every last aerodynamic trick I can afford (key emphasis on the last word as to why i don't have aero bars)

That, and road-rash/chainring bites/other bike...
08-03-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By krazygluon

That's not a bike, its friggin...

That's not a bike, its friggin eye-candy...<drool> <grin>

Yeah, part of me wants to go try a 'bent, but that's just it I'd have to buddy up with somebody my size who has one to *try* it.
08-03-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By krazygluon

+1 to some MTB shoes, although if you've got...

+1 to some MTB shoes, although if you've got toe-cages on the pedals, either take a pedal with you shopping or just try to pick out something with a low enough toe profile to easily fit. Your shoe...
08-03-08, 04:49 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 61,031
Posted By krazygluon

Plymouth, MI 48170 6' 223# Looking for...

Plymouth, MI 48170

6' 223#

Looking for a road-ish clyde riding partner
08-03-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By krazygluon

The bikini in the closet

So you know all the commercials/stories of women who lose weight pining away at the bikini they have hanging on the handle to their closet?

I was wondering if any fellow clydes/emeretii (sp?) have...
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