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09-19-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

Amazingly, world champion level chess players...

Amazingly, world champion level chess players burn three THOUSAND calories a day just sitting and playing chess!
...
09-19-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 41,986
Posted By radroad

The allez has a 155 mm headtube on a 54 cm....

The allez has a 155 mm headtube on a 54 cm. That's not at all aggressive. That's well within range of endurance geometry.

The main problem as several have alluded to, is obesity.

The average...
09-18-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

As far as I can tell, there are only two adult...

As far as I can tell, there are only two adult demographics in the U.S. in which the majority are of normal weight: college students 18 to 25, and military. This is discounting professional athletes...
09-18-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,606
Posted By radroad

Most LBS owners are terrible businessmen and very...

Most LBS owners are terrible businessmen and very arrogant on top of that.

Yelp and other social media review sites have enforced a higher level of accountability, but e-commerce has made it...
09-17-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By radroad

The strongest tan provides at most a level of...

The strongest tan provides at most a level of protection around spf 3. That's a best case scenario. In effect, a tan offers virtually zero protection.

UV is a carcinogen.
09-17-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By radroad

Tanning is a sign of UV damage.

Tanning is a sign of UV damage.
09-17-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

I've plateaued again at 10 lbs under my weight...

I've plateaued again at 10 lbs under my weight from last year. Clearly, I'm going to have to eat less, and I'm not exactly jazzed about this.
09-17-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By radroad

I wonder how the more expensive brands justify...

I wonder how the more expensive brands justify the extra cost. The doc martin's is nearly $30 for 2 oz. Coppertone runs around $8 for 8 oz or 1/15th the cost.

The active ingredients are always...
09-17-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By radroad

Not surprisingly, Brim hats are rated for a top...

Not surprisingly, Brim hats are rated for a top speed of either 25 or 35 km/hr. The visor has no speed rating.

There is no difference in effectiveness between 30 and 70 SPF sunscreens.
09-16-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By radroad

I cut up an old t shirt to cover the top of my...

I cut up an old t shirt to cover the top of my head along with some side coverage as well. It's an economical solution for sure: it's free! It's also reasonably effective.


I like the da brim...
09-16-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By radroad

Nice! It could even offer a little bit of rain...

Nice! It could even offer a little bit of rain protection as well. Da Brim sells a visor as well. The visor + side cover (which they don't cover), might be a nice compromise between the visor and...
09-16-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By radroad

Sun Protection: What Do You Use?

I use sunscreen of course before every ride, but the sweat resistance rating is only for 80 minutes and I'm out longer than that on many rides. I'm thinking a physical barrier would be even more...
09-16-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

Americans don't just gain excess fat, they also...

Americans don't just gain excess fat, they also LOSE a lot of muscle mass and muscle tone. I went to a cycling club meeting recently and almost everyone present were older, probably retired folks....
09-12-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

I attended a lecture earlier this week. All ages...

I attended a lecture earlier this week. All ages in attendance but mainly 40+ adults. The health situation is disastrous. I'm sweatin' 10 to 15 lbs and there were many people in attendance were well...
09-03-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,318
Posted By radroad

All too often, cycling enthusiasts expend more...

All too often, cycling enthusiasts expend more time and energy and effort trying to keep people out of the sport rather than drawing them in. Cyclists are some of the biggest snobs on the planet. No...
09-03-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

Those were solo miles, in very hilly terrain, not...

Those were solo miles, in very hilly terrain, not group rides on flats. I wasn't even overweight when I started logging big miles. I only lost 3 lbs but developed a lean, highly muscular physique,...
09-02-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

I'm just a couple of weeks and a handful of...

I'm just a couple of weeks and a handful of workouts into my strength training program. The results are better than I expected. I definitely look and feel significantly better. A significant increase...
08-28-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

This is a dumb response. Some people do actually...

This is a dumb response. Some people do actually maintain a normal healthy weight throughout their adult lives.
08-28-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

The medical industry and medical research are so...

The medical industry and medical research are so corrupted by corporations like monsanto you'd be a fool to believe ANY research findings from mainstream "medical" and "scientific" sources. All...
08-28-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

So many arguments here. Must be a lot of...

So many arguments here. Must be a lot of triggered fat people. :) jk. Maybe.


Just do what common sense dictates:


1. organic is better than non-organic. Anyone who thinks fruits and...
08-28-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

Ha! My BMI is now either 25.1 or 24.9 depending...

Ha! My BMI is now either 25.1 or 24.9 depending on whether I use my morning or evening height. I am officially no longer overweight!

But seriously, yes, I am, as my lean mass is not where it...
08-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 19,709
Posted By radroad

I've lost another 5 lbs, so I'm down 10 pounds...

I've lost another 5 lbs, so I'm down 10 pounds compared to the same time last year.

The main difference is that I'm more mindful of portion size. I'm realizing that no, I can't eat as much as I...
08-16-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By radroad

I wouldn't feel confident buying "slightly used"...

I wouldn't feel confident buying "slightly used" 6800 components. Used could mean under 100 miles (some "new" bikes sold at shops at the end of the season have nearly as many miles from test rides),...
08-16-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,377
Views: 214,477
Posted By radroad

I finally watched Raging Bull. About halfway...

I finally watched Raging Bull. About halfway through the film, I couldn't decide whether it was the best film I'd ever seen, or the very worst.


The main problem with the film is that,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,300
Posted By radroad

LMAO! I predicted it would take up to 5 years for...

LMAO! I predicted it would take up to 5 years for e-bikes to be taken for granted as regular bikes and for non assisted bikes to be considered out of date. Now it looks it will only take a year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,499
Posted By radroad

It's not an "adjustable" stem. :rolleyes: Didn't...

It's not an "adjustable" stem. :rolleyes: Didn't two decades of work in Oakley factory QC teach you anything?
07-30-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,318
Posted By radroad

The only places I see with any significant...

The only places I see with any significant concentration of bike riders (in the US) are college campuses. And typically, these are beater mountain bikes or old road bikes that have been sitting in...
07-28-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,318
Posted By radroad

7 deep. Wow, that really is packed.

7 deep. Wow, that really is packed.
07-28-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,318
Posted By radroad

When bicycling enthusiasts hate watching bike...

When bicycling enthusiasts hate watching bike racing, you know it's bad. As in rock bottom bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,499
Posted By radroad

Shouldn't you be busy with QC at the Oakley...

Shouldn't you be busy with QC at the Oakley factory? :)

But seriously, anybody with an ounce of common sense recognizes that $300 of portable components is a lot better value than investing $13K...
07-28-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,318
Posted By radroad

I doubt audience size is actually down very much...

I doubt audience size is actually down very much in any of the major sports. Streaming and internet viewing account for any supposed "decline" and then some. If anything, sports viewership is almost...
07-27-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,318
Posted By radroad

In general, it's very difficult to sell a sport...

In general, it's very difficult to sell a sport to spectators when they can only watch the event for 1 to 2 seconds.

The only sport that's consistently exciting to watch is UFC's version of MMA....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,499
Posted By radroad

Conversely, a redshift suspension stem and seat...

Conversely, a redshift suspension stem and seat post will set you back less than $300 and are transferable to any bike you own (the seat post has available shims). Both the stem and seat post are...
07-26-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,533
Posted By radroad

Blood doping and motors destroyed the credibility...

Blood doping and motors destroyed the credibility of the peloton long ago. I'm sure it's still a huge fan spectacle however. I can't take the "winner" seriously however.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,499
Posted By radroad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qUCXjMV1sM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qUCXjMV1sM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ZhfZ5DU-k0g
07-24-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By radroad

Any of the well known models and brands can work....

Any of the well known models and brands can work. To optimize results:

1. make sure your helmet straps and wind reduction gear are flush against your face. Any gap will result in wind moving...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,117
Posted By radroad

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x627/36drgr_dbcddb20561b2b2ef6f3d74f673637d4374389af.jpg
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 41,460
Posted By radroad

PacMan was absolutely brilliant against Thurman,...

PacMan was absolutely brilliant against Thurman, especially in the first half of the fight. You could see Thurman couldn't ever commit to his punches because he was so frightened of Manny's...
07-18-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,261
Posted By radroad

This thread is going to be a HILARIOUS read five...

This thread is going to be a HILARIOUS read five years on. :)


There are only two sectors of bicycling with increasing sales: e-bikes and gravel, and e-bike sales are increasing at a far faster...
07-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,898
Posted By radroad

Don't forget to drill out the water.

Don't forget to drill out the water.
07-11-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,898
Posted By radroad

People like this just make the sport a...

People like this just make the sport a laughingstock. Dude could've just stopped eating Doritos, lost five pounds, and saved himself $15K in his gram shaving obsession.
07-11-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By radroad

There are few if any juiced bikes owners on this...

There are few if any juiced bikes owners on this forum. Facebook owners groups will have many more users with direct experience.
07-11-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,243
Posted By radroad

Just do the work yourself and stop complaining. ...

Just do the work yourself and stop complaining.

The shop owner has to cover his lease, employee salaries, cost of tools, time to train new employees, bookkeeping, wholesale bicycle and accessories...
07-11-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,564
Posted By radroad

You really need to research your local laws...

You really need to research your local laws before even thinking about a short list. Or a long list. Or any list for that matter.
07-10-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,261
Posted By radroad

I can guarantee that the bikeforums gerontocracy...

I can guarantee that the bikeforums gerontocracy would be in an uproar if we criticized any of their standard practices: such as hoarding one or two dozen bikes at a time collecting dust in their...
07-09-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,261
Posted By radroad

Well said, momsonherbike. I would add that the...

Well said, momsonherbike. I would add that the age range and diversity of e-bike riders is pretty remarkable. The vast majority of e-bike riders are under 50, at least locally (I certainly can't...
07-08-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,261
Posted By radroad

There's certainly nothing morally wrong with...

There's certainly nothing morally wrong with using mechanical advantage. There's nothing wrong with using any form of technology as long as it is sustainable.

This entire thread is about a bunch...
07-07-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,261
Posted By radroad

You got it right. :) It is impossible not to...

You got it right. :) It is impossible not to smile when riding an e-bike. It's a whole new level of fun.
07-07-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,261
Posted By radroad

A bicycle supplements human power by providing...

A bicycle supplements human power by providing the rotational inertia of two wheels. An e-bicycle supplements human power even more with a motor. Simple.



Fail again, buddy. You will travel at...
07-07-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,261
Posted By radroad

In the EU, the motor cuts off at just 15.5 mph....

In the EU, the motor cuts off at just 15.5 mph. In the US, at 20 mph for mtb motors. Just about any rider can ride far faster than that on a relatively smooth fire road, or most any descent, really. ...
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