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09-20-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By berner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2HmvAXcU0 The...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2HmvAXcU0 The video is of a Boeing wing test to destruction. After doing all the math you can think of, testing to destruction provides assurance that the math has...
09-20-19, 07:06 AM
09-19-19, 02:42 PM
Forum: Europe
09-18-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By berner

Some of those mountains are over 3000 meters. You...

Some of those mountains are over 3000 meters. You may be able to climb partway up in relative comfort but as always, mountains make their own weather and can produce snow at any time. I'm jealous.
09-18-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By berner

I use the Sole heat moldable foot beds (insoles)...

I use the Sole heat moldable foot beds (insoles) everywhere also, ski boots, hiking boots and cycling shoes.
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By berner

I've seen a few hand cycles on the bike path...

I've seen a few hand cycles on the bike path here. It looks like hard work. I've also seen adaptive skiers on the slopes and some of those folks really rip. Much credit to the instructors who have...
09-17-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By berner

A couple strips of double sided tape or a squirt...

A couple strips of double sided tape or a squirt of spray adhesive if you have some on hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,520
Posted By berner

That has to be frightening. I suppose it can be...

That has to be frightening. I suppose it can be said he was lucky it did not happen on a high speed descent. Several years ago a man from the Boston area had a carbon fork failure and he died. I...
09-15-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,147
Posted By berner

I remember once seeing a video of a cell phone...

I remember once seeing a video of a cell phone user walking into a fountain while using the phone. When I googled that incident, many such incidents came up. I used to think watching TV made people...
09-12-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By berner

I seem to be sensitive to the combination of...

I seem to be sensitive to the combination of saddle height, handlebar height, and rotation of the drop bar. I have 24,000 miles on the bike and one would think in that time everything would have long...
09-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,988
Posted By berner

Much credit to you Celticgirl for your...

Much credit to you Celticgirl for your determination to pedal your way out of a sedentary life. I'm asthmatic and my allergist has me on
a Symbicort inhaler to alleviate symptoms. Here in coastal...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By berner

I experimented with a tarp to save weight in my...

I experimented with a tarp to save weight in my backpacking days. In one outing to the mountains of New Hampshire, it began to rain just as I was setting up the tarp and then rained steadily most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By berner

Tassels on the bars? Now that is something I can...

Tassels on the bars? Now that is something I can get behind.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,022
Posted By berner

I have Velocity A23 rims with 28 spokes front and...

I have Velocity A23 rims with 28 spokes front and 32 rear, with over 10,000 miles on them. I only weighed 170 at my maximum but currently 155 on a light gravity day. Those rims weigh about 450 grams...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By berner

I grew up in a small and mostly agricultural town...

I grew up in a small and mostly agricultural town in upstate N.Y. In fact there were still two farmers using horses to work their fields. (This was back at the close of the bronze age) Stopping to...
09-10-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By berner

I'm a big fan of life's simple pleasures myself.

I'm a big fan of life's simple pleasures myself.
09-10-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,310
Posted By berner

Thanks for the video. We all need constant...

Thanks for the video. We all need constant reminders about safety.
09-10-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By berner

You have not mentioned saddles you have tried. I...

You have not mentioned saddles you have tried. I would suggest you take a look at women's saddles which can be found in wider sizes. I use a men's saddle at 155mm wide and previously a women's...
Forum: Triathlon
09-10-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By berner

My inseam is 30.75" and cranks are 170mm. I have...

My inseam is 30.75" and cranks are 170mm. I have found that during winter backpacking wearing heavy insulated boots and snowshoes. the muscles that raise the legs can tire. I used to do leg exercises...
09-10-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By berner

Smile My take on saddle set back is that it should be...

My take on saddle set back is that it should be possible and easy to engage the glutes and ham string muscles at the bottom of the pedal stroke. Lemond suggests that we should pretend to scrape mud...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By berner

Our club, Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, has been in...

Our club, Narragansett Bay Wheelmen, has been in operation since about 1895 or so. Our area has many quiet country roads extending to all of Rhode Island and coastal Massachusetts to Plymouth, Mass....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,944
Posted By berner

I'm asthmatic but even I have very good days...

I'm asthmatic but even I have very good days where I'm doing 18 mph. On one ride on a very good day, the fast group caught up to me while I was riding a shorter distance. While they were still in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,628
Posted By berner

Here in Rhode Island, the bike club has the...

Here in Rhode Island, the bike club has the entire state mapped out for best cycling routes, (Rhode Island is a very small state) as well as adjoining areas of Massachusetts. Consequently, see if a...
09-04-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By berner

I noticed some time ago when I was hiking and...

I noticed some time ago when I was hiking and backpacking weekly summer, and winter. Winter pack loads are heavier due to carrying extra clothes and gear in addition to already wearing heavier...
09-04-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,412
Posted By berner

I would be skeptical of cutting carbs too much. I...

I would be skeptical of cutting carbs too much. I would look closely at the sugar content of packaged foods as there is a surprisingly high amount of added sugar to many foods, often upwards of 15%...
09-04-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By berner

I think your tire pressure is way too high. I use...

I think your tire pressure is way too high. I use the linked to graph to pressure tires. I'm 155 lbs. riding on 28mm tires and use 60 psi....
09-04-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,314
Posted By berner

Wearing skin tight bike shorts is a sign you are...

Wearing skin tight bike shorts is a sign you are comfortable in your own skin and masculinity. On the other hand, shaving legs, not so much.
09-02-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By berner

Sorry about both you and your friend's mishap....

Sorry about both you and your friend's mishap. I've wondered about wider tires possibly providing a bit more stability. I use 28mm tires and would go to 32mm tires if they would fit. I like the...
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,960
Posted By berner

I'm a retired yacht builder and in younger years...

I'm a retired yacht builder and in younger years sailed a fair amount and still retain a strong interest in sailing and life at sea. I enjoy some of the many sailing videos posted by all sorts of...
09-01-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By berner

Early in my cycling career, maybe 9 years ago, I...

Early in my cycling career, maybe 9 years ago, I had great difficulty finding saddle comfort. It was so bad I contemplated giving up the bike. At that time I remembered that as a boy, a few farmers...
09-01-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,738
Posted By berner

This is very good advice. I don't hike or...

This is very good advice. I don't hike or backpack these days but in the past spent considerable time and effort in the mountains. At that time I read trail journals regularly. I learned then that...
08-31-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By berner

Harassment Database

I came across this grafic recently showing the locations of close passing harassment. I've no certainty how valid it may be as areas of greater population density will show a higher occurrence of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,519
Posted By berner

The concept of what is intelligence is an...

The concept of what is intelligence is an interesting question. For example, how to measure the math or music prodigy or the kid doing calculus at 8 y.o. and who graduates college at 12. My own take...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By berner

As climbing performance is t the top of your...

As climbing performance is t the top of your list, I would estimate weights and go with the lightest wheel set.
08-30-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By berner

So now I know the drama I've been missing not...

So now I know the drama I've been missing not riding much this year. And drama in cycling and sailing is over rated. But thanks for the blow by blow account. Actually, your account almost makes me...
08-29-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By berner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKFhJ4nbbeA I'm a...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKFhJ4nbbeA I'm a youngster of 80 y.o. and ride about 3000 miles a year with longest rides up to 60 miles. Except this year as asthma has slowed me down considerably....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By berner

Things always sound better in French or at least...

Things always sound better in French or at least more costly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By berner

Things always sound better in French, or at least...

Things always sound better in French, or at least more costly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By berner

I've found, as others have, that as my cycling...

I've found, as others have, that as my cycling fitness has improved over the years I don't drink as much as in earlier times but I continue to drink enough, I know it is enough because I frequently...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By berner

kocked over

I had a similar but much milder experience early in my cycling career. I would load my bike into the back of my hatchback vehicle, unknowningly, with the derailler side down. This gradually bent the...
08-26-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,625
Posted By berner

Here in the US, Ace Hardware stores have rolls...

Here in the US, Ace Hardware stores have rolls of heavy duty paper towel that are perfect for wiping off chains. I suspect Auto Zone or other auto supply stores have them also.
08-25-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By berner

I once worked in a composite shop where we did...

I once worked in a composite shop where we did one off experimental projects for companies such as MacDonald Douglas or Boeing in Carbon fiber. On one job we had to hand sew stiffening ribs onto a...
08-24-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By berner

Diagnosing knee pain can be difficult due to the...

Diagnosing knee pain can be difficult due to the number of issues that cause similar symptoms. I've done all the things JPPE has suggested and I also do knee exercises to strengthen the muscles that...
08-24-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,311
Posted By berner

Excellent advice on equipment here for the newby...

Excellent advice on equipment here for the newby family cyclists. I would also suggest that instilling a strong inclination to safety be considered as part of the necessary equipment. My reasoning is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,519
Posted By berner

There is a theory going around that intelligent...

There is a theory going around that intelligent life on Earth is becoming extinct.
08-23-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By berner

I'm 80 y.o. and am prone to moderate cramps....

I'm 80 y.o. and am prone to moderate cramps. Early in my cycling career cramping was a serious problem that mostly went away with increased fitness and improves ability to deal with it. I agree with...
08-22-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By berner

My last idea is a fungal infection. This is...

My last idea is a fungal infection. This is something current I'm just getting over that was, initially, tough to cure on my own. This surprised me because I'm always diligent about hand washing bike...
08-22-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By berner

Is there a possibility the problem might derive...

Is there a possibility the problem might derive from the bike shorts themselves and have nothing to do with bike fit or saddle? I bring this up because, in the past I've had two bike shorts that did...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By berner

What the heck, throw in a toothy smile as well...

What the heck, throw in a toothy smile as well for a bonus.
08-21-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By berner

I carry a few more tools than on Grizzly's list...

I carry a few more tools than on Grizzly's list but not much more. Multitools have way more implements than are needed so are heavier than need be. Hex keys I carry inserted through a piece of old...
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