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05-06-20, 07:30 PM
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Posted By MoAlpha

Permethrin is an insecticide, not a repellent...

Permethrin is an insecticide, not a repellent like DEET. It does something bad to neuron sodium channels. It's pretty safe on the skin and is the active ingredient in the delousing products we...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I'll just apologize to the community for having...

I'll just apologize to the community for having endangered it, especially at this difficult time, and go away for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

You are right. They occur when you're out of...

You are right. They occur when you're out of shape or pushing it beyond your usual limits. Studies in athletes have consistently failed to find an association with dehydration or electrolyte...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

It is! It is! It's a fatigue-related increase in...

It is! It is! It's a fatigue-related increase in the excitability of muscle spindle afferents, but we're going to get pages and pages of hydration, "electrolytes" (my other pet peeve) and gluten....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Works as well as anything else, I guess.

Works as well as anything else, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I agree and sociopaths can act in seemingly...

I agree and sociopaths can act in seemingly altruistic ways. The firefighters who steal gear from other companies at fires only want to fight better and the docs who falsify their patients' records...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh God! Cramps again. Tie me to the mast! ...

Oh God! Cramps again. Tie me to the mast! :bang::bang::bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Maybe, but I wouldn't want to make that...

Maybe, but I wouldn't want to make that assumption to make about them. They're almost all still vulnerable and innocent under the exterior at that age, even the ones who do the dumbest or most...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

And giving them that burden of phoniness, guilt...

And giving them that burden of phoniness, guilt and doubt to carry through life. Unbelievable.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

As many others have pointed out, the most...

As many others have pointed out, the most important thing there was validation and bragging rights for the parents. The kids and their lives were obviously secondary considerations.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I do that occasionally with sweet potatoes. They...

I do that occasionally with sweet potatoes. They are best caramelized and blackened at the edges.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

No guesses from me. The point is whether...

No guesses from me.

The point is whether you’re happy with how you feel on the bike. bampilot06 would like to feel better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

To restate, I think we lock our arms to protect...

To restate, I think we lock our arms to protect the lower back when it lacks adequate support from the hip extensors. Cycling does little or nothing to strengthen them. All of us can bend at the hip,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I don't want to hold myself out as any sort of...

I don't want to hold myself out as any sort of expert, but the pictures suggest to me that you are fighting the position the bike wants you to assume. I think you are protracting your shoulders,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Maybe they wear them on their feet. ;)

Maybe they wear them on their feet. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Any change in position will entail an initial...

Any change in position will entail an initial loss in efficiency until the neuromuscular system learns the new output pattern and settles into a groove. Can you get us a pic of you on the bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Real miles today, work permitting.

Real miles today, work permitting.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Not a very high bar, but I'm sure you have enough...

Not a very high bar, but I'm sure you have enough in the account to survive a medium-size fail.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Well, I really screwed up royally today. Messed...

Well, I really screwed up royally today. Messed up the takeout order for our 35th official anniversary dinner. I gave up my entree and got a few pieces.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Possums are sort of creepy. Sometime, I'll...

Possums are sort of creepy.

Sometime, I'll relate what happened to the squirrel nest and its occupants, when the thermostat hit 90º and the fan in the greenhouse extension went on.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, like the "deployed military" who have to...

Yeah, like the "deployed military" who have to wire $10,000 to your bank account are gonna notice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

"Save your money and work on the engine" is...

"Save your money and work on the engine" is always good advice and something there is that doesn't like a total zhlub on covetable bike.

I note that this never comes up in sailing, where it's easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Yowch!

Yowch!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I would never utter this heresy in public, but...

I would never utter this heresy in public, but the damn thing really made a significant speed difference and so did the wheels. Granted, I got it because I wanted to keep up with a group and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

The only crotch crunch I remember on a bike,...

The only crotch crunch I remember on a bike, although there must have been others, was when I snapped a crank arm while climbing out of the saddle and it was more the taint than the nads, which took...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I sure do. Funny how my own tastes have changed...

I sure do. Funny how my own tastes have changed over the years.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

:D At least the top tube is straight. ...

:D At least the top tube is straight.

However, the thing is so much more fun, responsive, and measurably fast than my updated classic, that I would ride it if it had a banana seat and streamers.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I have the textured stuff on my chain stay.

I have the textured stuff on my chain stay.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

This kind will bend in all planes to conform to...

This kind will bend in all planes to conform to compound curves and is very easy to apply and remove. Available from the vendor who must not be mentioned.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

They probably smell better than humans too. ...

They probably smell better than humans too.

#whyimalabgeek (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=whyimalabgeek)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

My brother's golden retriever went after his...

My brother's golden retriever went after his baby. That didn't last long.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Zoom in to the head tube right above the drop. ...

Zoom in to the head tube right above the drop.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/34da15f1_fb5c_4d70_882c_990056dbf57d_20350edf562c41985d20187aaa658873d76a04df.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I’ll accept follow-up #6...

I’ll accept follow-up #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) , but demonstrable and explanatory pathology is strongly mitigating they have to be med-seeking and flip...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Loose (or tight) cable will give you exactly that...

Loose (or tight) cable will give you exactly that “out of sync” or “running out of clicks” phenomenon, but make sure it’s not the screw first.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

That'll work too.

That'll work too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Push the derailleur by hand. If it will shift...

Push the derailleur by hand. If it will shift that way, it's a cable length issue and you can just out the slack that develops when you push it. If it won't go when you push it, make sure the limit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

No backs, no headaches, no crazies, and cash on...

No backs, no headaches, no crazies, and cash on the barrelhead. Many of your human neurology colleagues would be envious.

My day consisted of
reading the news,
reading the email,
answering the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I condole with you, my friend.

I condole with you, my friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Systems is complex.

Systems is complex.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, I kind like it too. No BS. Reminds me of...

Yeah, I kind like it too. No BS. Reminds me of long-suffering spouse, whose hard head, open eyes, and stringent requirement for honesty have made our 43 year relationship possible. Just never...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Neurologists see the worst of that particular...

Neurologists see the worst of that particular situation.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

You may be one of the real ones, but there are a...

You may be one of the real ones, but there are a whole lot of lulus out there. I had it once and go pretty sick, but it cleared right up with a antibiotics
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, I guess an orthopod and a grand or two...

Yeah, I guess an orthopod and a grand or two would have been involved if they were really running a game on you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

That would have been my first thought, but if...

That would have been my first thought, but if true you got off cheap!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Not nearly as much trouble as switching to...

Not nearly as much trouble as switching to Icelandic to Icelandic to do this: :Þ
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

I mean if you're going to go to the trouble and...

I mean if you're going to go to the trouble and expense of having, like, a super nice, totally exclusive, bike that distinguishes you from the Freds JRA on any old junk...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Borked or horked? I think there's a difference.

Borked or horked? I think there's a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

My 7800 and 5800 feel better than the 6800 on the...

My 7800 and 5800 feel better than the 6800 on the Cervélo.

How much effort does it take to add one little accent, huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks for the idea. I was wondering too. Even...

Thanks for the idea. I was wondering too. Even with that stuff, the front action on my R3 is not exactly light. Might benefit from a schpritz of PTFE.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7,281
Views: 107,154
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't go there. ...

Don't go there. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_Lyme_disease)
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