Last Activity:08-28-2015 11:37 PM
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Posted in thread: An aspect of health and fitness on 08-21-2015 at 03:04 AM
Good Ideas, good sentiments, I still hate to have to drive my car to the jim so I can ride a
trainer going nowhere fast.
Posted in thread: Switching from 10 speed to 11 speed on 08-15-2015 at 09:10 AM
The next question is why spend the money on switching from a 10 to 11 when you know that 12 is
just around the corner? I'm going to be going to Interbike this year and maybe they'll come out
with 12 t...
Posted in thread: An aspect of health and fitness on 08-15-2015 at 08:51 AM
The question is how many calories should a rider eat before he turns into Jabba the Hutt? Back
when I used to ride 200 miles a week on a fixed gear it wasn't a problem. I simply ate anything
I wanted ...
Posted in thread: What to carry for a 100-200 mile tour. on 07-21-2015 at 01:54 AM
I think that this may be your first long ride. If that's the case it's always helpful to think
about "Bonking" or "hitting the wall" while you are riding. I used to work for a guy who
coached the Olym...
Posted in thread: Indicators for bicycles on 06-29-2015 at 08:15 AM
Once a long time ago I used to give safety lectures to the Sherwood elementary school kids.
There I showed them the correct way to use turn signals. It's really not that difficult and I
still use them...
Posted in thread: Cycling Tip for Beginners - Use a Gel Seat on 05-09-2015 at 05:45 AM
I like the idea of renting a saddle if you can. the local bike shop if they do a good job than
usually they can set you up with something that will actually work. I was kind of lucky
learning from a f...
Posted in thread: Cycling Tip for Beginners - Use a Gel Seat on 05-08-2015 at 07:06 PM
Yes it is a saddle and yes gel helps keep chafing and feels really good. Back when I did retail
I used to tell my customers the only real hard asses in sports were cyclists.The reason for
this is that...
Posted in thread: Any other Clydesdales out there? on 05-03-2015 at 05:52 AM
The main problem I seem to have since I moved back to the suburbs, is that cars just don't seem
to see me. I'm still trying to get over the last big shunt I had, this involved me riding in
the bike la...
Posted in thread: Any other Clydesdales out there? on 05-02-2015 at 12:05 AM
I checked to day on my digital scale this morning and it was showing 190 lbs. Unfortunately I
think that it is caused by the loss of muscle fiber. I tried to pump up a set of car tires and
boy I got w...
Posted in thread: Freeway Riding - Mostly in the West on 04-17-2015 at 07:47 AM
I think we are in agreement here, there are spots were you have to ride on the only accessible
road. But there is a point where you have to draw a limit to what is appropriate. Good old