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07-11-04, 04:16 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

1) Obesity doesn't have any health risks[/QUOTE] ...

1) Obesity doesn't have any health risks[/QUOTE]

That is a lie. Pure and simple. You, sir, are a liar. I never said that and I challenge you to provide the exact quote and where it appeared.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-04, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By TrekRider

I have an 04 Zurich that came with the Bontrager...

I have an 04 Zurich that came with the Bontrager Race wheels. When researching bikes and components, I had reservations about the wheels as I am 240lbs.

I happened to be in my LBS when the Trek...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-04, 05:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By TrekRider

One cretinous COLUMNIST does not make the entire...

One cretinous COLUMNIST does not make the entire sports page cretionous. He is not a reporter. Theis one columnist, who's job it is to create controversy - he slams the Redskins, the Orioles, the...
07-11-04, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By TrekRider

That is very, very true and more true when...

That is very, very true and more true when applied to the cold. It is colder at sea level at 40 degrees than it is in Denver at 10 degrees, all due to humidity.

As to the second comment, many...
07-11-04, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By TrekRider

Any problems with winds? I grew up in Denver a...

Any problems with winds? I grew up in Denver a long time ago ('50's and '60's) and the winds whistling out of the Rockies made many activities in Boulder difficult. I remember roofs being ripped off...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,834
Posted By TrekRider

Keep us informed. I, too, was impressed with the...

Keep us informed. I, too, was impressed with the Seven website. I like the look of the Elium steel/CF frame. I just got a Lemond Zurich steel/CF and it is fantastic. I think my next bike, probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By TrekRider

Here's another side to the story. Today I was...

Here's another side to the story. Today I was riding a local hiker/biker trail. Most people are very courteous, announcing they are going to pass, forming a single line to make passing easier, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,653
Posted By TrekRider

If you go through life worried sick about what...

If you go through life worried sick about what other people think, or if you let stupid comments bother you, then you might as well buy a stationary bike and stay inside.

I am 58 years old, stand...
07-10-04, 04:44 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

Since no one has provided the scientific studies...

Since no one has provided the scientific studies that prove obesity is a disease, I thought I would inject a few simple facts into the discussion.

One of the charges of the "fat police" is that...
07-10-04, 04:29 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

Perhaps if you read something other than what you...

Perhaps if you read something other than what you find on internet forums, where others pick and chose for you, you might just learn a few scientific, biological and medical facts. And the fact is...
07-10-04, 04:25 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

Beginning a few winters ago, we started seeing...

Beginning a few winters ago, we started seeing fresh fruit from Chile. It was no more expensive than fresh fruit from the U.S.
07-10-04, 04:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,233
Posted By TrekRider

Exactly. When carried to the logical extreme, you...

Exactly. When carried to the logical extreme, you inevitably indict yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By TrekRider

That would really be satisfying for an instant....

That would really be satisfying for an instant. But what if she called the cops and had you arrested for assault? Or what if she was a disgruntled ex employee en route to shooting up her old work...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,820
Posted By TrekRider

I have had some people criticize other cyclists...

I have had some people criticize other cyclists to me as if it were my fault. I asked them if they knew every driver on the road. They contemptuously said "No!" I then asked "Then why do you assume I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By TrekRider

There can be no doubt that when physical...

There can be no doubt that when physical condition, strength, endurance, ability to withstand pain, and, when you get right down to it, athelticism, cyclists are the best athletes in the world.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-04, 04:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By TrekRider

Where even the sports is slanted to the left? No...

Where even the sports is slanted to the left? No thanks.
07-09-04, 05:35 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

If alcoholism, drug addiction, and obesity were...

If alcoholism, drug addiction, and obesity were diseases, there would be, as they have been around for decades if not centuries, a medical regimen for treatment. But what is the treatment? Will...
07-09-04, 05:26 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

That is more of the same crap of blaming someone...

That is more of the same crap of blaming someone else for your own stupidity. Way back in the 1930's, my father used to sell Chesterfield cigarettes. In those days, the majority of American men,...
07-09-04, 05:17 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

A, the subject is obesity, which you said is a...

A, the subject is obesity, which you said is a disease. I brought up drug addiction, alcoholism, and promiscuity as examples of other character failures that the culture has decided, without benefit...
07-09-04, 05:08 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

Pardon me, but how do you know the purpose of the...

Pardon me, but how do you know the purpose of the show? How do you know that certain sets of twins were not rejected in favor of others? Sorry, Denver, but such shows are at best anecdotal. ...
07-09-04, 05:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,233
Posted By TrekRider

Living in a vacuum?? How about smokers? How...

Living in a vacuum??

How about smokers? How about drinkers? How about people with high cholesterol? How about people with high blood pressure? How about sexually promiscuous people who get STDs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-04, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By TrekRider

Another set of folks who took the bait. Why not...

Another set of folks who took the bait. Why not complete the entire episode by writing a nasty note to the author, setting him straight?

Except, that is exactly what they want. There used to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-04, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,270
Posted By TrekRider

A sports columnist for the Washington Times, Tom...

A sports columnist for the Washington Times, Tom Knott, wrote a silly article about Lance today, saying he is riding under suspicion of drug abuse, when it is obvious he hasn't even read the book. He...
07-07-04, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,774
Posted By TrekRider

I use a bar-end mirror on my Trek Navigator and...

I use a bar-end mirror on my Trek Navigator and it is like American Express; I won't leave home without it.

On my road bike, I use a glasses-mounted mirror. At first, about three months ago, it...
07-07-04, 05:09 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

Al I say again the "science" that says obesity,...

Al I say again the "science" that says obesity, alcoholism, drug addiction, et al, are diseases is pure unadulterated crap. But, I tell you what, why not present the published, peer-reviewed,...
07-07-04, 05:07 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

I have seen some of the same reunion shows. I...

I have seen some of the same reunion shows. I have seen twins were one was heavy with a full head of hair and the other was skinny and bald. If you pre-select your subjects, you can demonstrate...
07-07-04, 05:04 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

Sorry, Al, but that is nothing but...

Sorry, Al, but that is nothing but rationalization. "Pre-disposition" to obesity? Maybe if both your parents are fat because they stuff their faces on 8 meals per day, but the "science" that says...
07-07-04, 03:47 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,852
Posted By TrekRider

This is a result of the American culture. Nothing...

This is a result of the American culture. Nothing is anyone's fault. It's somebody else, it's a disease, it's McDonald's, but it is never, ever me! Things that are failure of character, morality...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-04, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,840
Posted By TrekRider

Hate? Perhaps, but envy may be more the emotion...

Hate? Perhaps, but envy may be more the emotion that I sense.

That and appreciation for where we sit down. I have been whistled at, hooted, and told on several occasions "Nice butt!", "Great...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-04, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By TrekRider

Tires or girlfriend in bed? :D

Tires or girlfriend in bed? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-04, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By TrekRider

Nike makes a line of (relatively) plain jerseys,...

Nike makes a line of (relatively) plain jerseys, body of one color, sleeves and rear pockets of another. Also, if you have Sports Authority in Washington, they carry plain jerseys by Canari.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-04, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By TrekRider

Like you, when I started my search for a new...

Like you, when I started my search for a new bike, I used this and other bicycling fora, both posting questions, asking for opinions, and reading other "what to buy" threads, and reading...
07-05-04, 05:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,395
Posted By TrekRider

What have you got against the free market? OLN,...

What have you got against the free market? OLN, which is owned by Comcast, is trying to expand its viewership. Last year, daily viewers of the Tour de France nearly doubled from the previous year,...
07-04-04, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By TrekRider

Whatever rim, insist on 36 hole with at least...

Whatever rim, insist on 36 hole with at least triple if not quadruple laced spokes both drive and non-drive. And get good, strong, double-butted spokes.
07-04-04, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By TrekRider

The Navigator and 7100 all have the same stock...

The Navigator and 7100 all have the same stock rim, Matrix 550, so it could be they are not equipped for clydesdales. Which ends are popping free and what, exactly do you mean by "popping?" Are they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By TrekRider

I usually have a good, hearty breakfast,...

I usually have a good, hearty breakfast, including at least one banana, before I go out for a long ride. Always accompanied by two cups of coffee.

As to Power Bars, ugh is right. A few weeks ago,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By TrekRider

The MMM Chocoloate Clif Shots I had were pretty...

The MMM Chocoloate Clif Shots I had were pretty good. Rich, creamy, and an excellent consistency. I guess it is just personal taste. Oh, and by the way, I didn't like paste all that much!
07-04-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By TrekRider

How big are you? I started out riding my...

How big are you? I started out riding my Navigator 300 at 290lbs. It brought me a new nickname at the LBS, The Spoke Guy or the Spokinator. I unintentionally did a jump - the trail ended abrubtly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By TrekRider

Thanks, Ed. I feel a great sense of loyalty to...

Thanks, Ed. I feel a great sense of loyalty to my LBS as they have gone well out of their way to cater to me. For example, last week I saw some scrapes on my bike and needed some touch-up paint. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By TrekRider

Usually when I plan to ride over 2 hours, I take...

Usually when I plan to ride over 2 hours, I take at least one Clif Bar. I will stop about half way and consume it because eating a Clif Bar, drinking to wash it down and riding requires more manual...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-04, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By TrekRider

Nothing but Gatorade. I take two bottles when I...

Nothing but Gatorade. I take two bottles when I start and enough extra powder to refill each one twice. On hot, humid days I usually go through one bottle every 40 minutes. If I only drink water,...
07-04-04, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By TrekRider

There is, I know because I found it once, but...

There is, I know because I found it once, but forgot to bookmark it! It was CNN sports or CBS sports or something, but I am still searching to find it again.
Forum: Foo
07-03-04, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By TrekRider

I kind of like hearing a made-for-broadcast...

I kind of like hearing a made-for-broadcast voice. As much as I like Bob Roll, Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett, they don't have that resonating timbre to their voices that a true, professional...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By TrekRider

Excellent advice. It is a lot easier on your...

Excellent advice. It is a lot easier on your skin, too!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-04, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,613
Posted By TrekRider

My secret? Crunchy style, low fat peanut butter...

My secret? Crunchy style, low fat peanut butter and banana sandwiches. The only problem is my dealer was busted recently and I can't find a new one. Guess I'll have to wait for a new influx of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-04, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By TrekRider

"Loose" and "tight" are relative. I like my...

"Loose" and "tight" are relative. I like my gloves, Trek Moby Gels, snug. I had a pair of Speclialized gloves that were loose and, to me, they felt uncomfortable.
07-03-04, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By TrekRider

The reasion Beloki is out of the TDF is he tried...

The reasion Beloki is out of the TDF is he tried to come back to quickly from a fractured pelvis.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-04, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By TrekRider

Nope. Personal experience.

Nope. Personal experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-04, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By TrekRider

A man was visiting New York City and wanted to...

A man was visiting New York City and wanted to attend a concert at Carnegie Hall. Try as he might, he just couldn't find it. Finally, he saw a man standing on the corner, walked up to him and asked...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-04, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By TrekRider

This is one of the basic truisms of life, to...

This is one of the basic truisms of life, to which there are a few exception. But, if Assos cost well over $200 and you can get a pair of Giordana Tenax for $110 that are rated just as comfortable,...
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