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11-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,516
Posted By berner

Another card carrying old guy here (81). Just do...

Another card carrying old guy here (81). Just do as much as you can as long as you can and the details will sort themselves out.
11-17-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 826
Posted By berner

You may have heard of the term "carbo loading"....

You may have heard of the term "carbo loading". It has been determined that for endurance efforts, the carbohydrates you consume and store for several days prior to that effort are the principal...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By berner

Toe warmers for the feet....

Toe warmers for the feet....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By berner

When I first took up skiing, I read a book on ski...

When I first took up skiing, I read a book on ski instruction written by a man who was also a boot fitter. He had a detailed chapter on boot fitting and a link to the Green Mountain Orthotics Lab...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By berner

Pedaling a bike is repetitous in the extreme. I...

Pedaling a bike is repetitous in the extreme. I would guess hat the most common problem is when the alignment of the leg and pedal is eccentric laterally which is likely to cause a problem at he...
11-11-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By berner

So where is the bike shop themed mail box. I'll...

So where is the bike shop themed mail box. I'll bet you could sell a bunch of those to other equally obsessed people here.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By berner

I've found that small changes in handlebar...

I've found that small changes in handlebar position can have a large effect on hand comfort. Alternately, a different shape bar will be more comfortable. My last contribution is, just as some...
11-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By berner

The bike size looks pretty good to me also. I...

The bike size looks pretty good to me also. I like that your back is flat. If you move the saddle back, just do very small increments. Moving the saddle back, even a little amount will make the bike...
11-10-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By berner

Same here. I have lots of equipment from the...

Same here. I have lots of equipment from the hiking, snow shoeing, skiing world. Yesterday was cold for me as I have not yet acclimated to winter temps. It was just above the freezing mark and stayed...
Forum: Northeast
11-08-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,483
Views: 947,827
Posted By berner

Hi Jim. I've had some health issues but I'm still...

Hi Jim. I've had some health issues but I'm still riding. Longest ride these days is 20 miles. Amazingly, 10 to 20 miles at a time, I've accumulated 920 miles. The secret of life is to keep moving...
11-08-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By berner

Was thinking of a ride today of 20 miles or so...

Was thinking of a ride today of 20 miles or so but the temp was in the high 30s F and I chickened out. It is amazing how Narragansett Bay and the nearby ocean modifies temperature to warmer than...
11-07-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By berner

I have a friend like that, a woman I've known for...

I have a friend like that, a woman I've known for 35 years or so. We've worked together and sailed from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands to NY together. No romance, just good friends. She is 6' to 6' 2"....
11-06-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By berner

Temps were in the low 50s F this morning. I was...

Temps were in the low 50s F this morning. I was expecting to be a bit cold but ended up over dressed.
11-06-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,078
Posted By berner

Winter is upon us

People are beginning to hunker down for winter. A few days ago I rode past the harbor here in Bristol and noticed that boats moored out were thinning out. Today on the same ride, just 2-3 boats are...
Forum: Northeast
11-06-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8,483
Views: 947,827
Posted By berner

Yo NomarsGirl. It's not over 'till it's over. If...

Yo NomarsGirl. It's not over 'till it's over. If riding a bike is out for a time, then you can do something else, like walking, a favorite of mine. Of course, you won't be trucking along at high...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,955
Views: 65,050
Posted By berner

Thank goodness I'm safe with 8 SPD. I will excise...

Thank goodness I'm safe with 8 SPD. I will excise all thoughts of upgrading to 10 SPD, Actually to be on the safe side, I shall avoid 9 SPD as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,955
Views: 65,050
Posted By berner

I was once driving to my sister's house in NY on...

I was once driving to my sister's house in NY on I 84 on a wet drizzly day during early winter. I had reached Danbury, Connecticut just during rush hour as the sun was setting. I knew the road...
11-02-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By berner

I don't see why an insert of some sort could not...

I don't see why an insert of some sort could not be glued to the sandal. My favorite glue is 3M 5200 fast cure. When it is cured, it is amazingly tenacious. Before gluing in permanently, I'd stick...
11-02-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,040
Posted By berner

Hey, the OP is from Missouri and those people...

Hey, the OP is from Missouri and those people don't believe anything.
11-01-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By berner

Smile Gravity waves. There is great variation in the...

Gravity waves. There is great variation in the force of gravity from one part of the planet to another. On light gravity days I am 5' 7" but 5' 6 1/2" at other times....
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,259
Posted By berner

This is a good point. I've often thought bike...

This is a good point. I've often thought bike lights should be more like lights on boats where they are visible from dead ahead to well aft of the beam. Alternately, amber side lights would do the...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,517
Posted By berner

A few years ago there were two penny farthings in...

A few years ago there were two penny farthings in the Bristol 4th of July Parade. They certainly are attention getters and were highly popular with the crowd.
10-30-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By berner

Let's hope early medical assessment has been...

Let's hope early medical assessment has been overly pessimistic.
10-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By berner

I love science fiction. Reality is sooo overrated.

I love science fiction. Reality is sooo overrated.
10-30-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By berner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o625rylh3bY Came...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o625rylh3bY Came across this video yesterday, sort of confirming my exercise theory of movement.
10-30-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,750
Posted By berner

Not too long ago I read a book entitled "The...

Not too long ago I read a book entitled "The Sociopath Next Door" by Martha Stout, a psychologist formerly teaching a Harvard but now a clinical psychologist. The point of the book is that sociopathy...
10-28-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By berner

I think you are right in looking for knee...

I think you are right in looking for knee exercises to ward against the possibility of light discomfort becoming a serious issue in later years. In my mid to late 50s, I took up tennis while living...
10-27-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By berner

To quote Arthur C. Clarke, "Humans are an...

To quote Arthur C. Clarke, "Humans are an inevitable development in the evolution of the computer".
10-26-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,595
Posted By berner

Well done Frank. Many of us card carrying...

Well done Frank. Many of us card carrying oldsters have health issues of some sort. I have found that remaining as active as possible helps with those issues. In my case, a near life long back...
10-26-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,148
Posted By berner

I lived in Biloxi, Mississippi for 10 years or...

I lived in Biloxi, Mississippi for 10 years or so. A single railroad track ran through town that carried freight only. About once a year someone drove or walked in front of a train resulting in a...
10-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,908
Posted By berner

The ghost bike for that cyclist is still there. I...

The ghost bike for that cyclist is still there. I see it whenever I drive into Newport. It is difficult to imagine how that incident may have occurred as the are is clear of vegetation with good...
10-25-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,908
Posted By berner

Funny you would say that because deer, no doubt,...

Funny you would say that because deer, no doubt, feel the same about people.
10-25-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,497
Posted By berner

As has been said, a person has to know their...

As has been said, a person has to know their limitations. It does not seem wise to go full throttle over the course of a lifetime. Any devise that is operated at that level will fail well before its...
10-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By berner

We seem to be nearly the same heigth but with...

We seem to be nearly the same heigth but with your inseam measurement, assuming you measured correctly, most of your heigth is in the legs. If this is the case, then a better size for you would be...
10-22-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By berner

About a year ago a woman from out bike club,...

About a year ago a woman from out bike club, while on holiday in Florida with her bike, suddenly ran out of paved shoulder and dropped into sand. She lost control and fell under a van. This mishap...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By berner

I have Sora on an 8 spd bike with 24,000 miles. I...

I have Sora on an 8 spd bike with 24,000 miles. I find it shifts fine, smooth and quiet. But I found earlier, with only a few thousand miles on the bike, the rear derailler pivot was worn letting the...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By berner

The fact that you were able to finish the ride is...

The fact that you were able to finish the ride is a point to consider when deciding on the number of holes for a rim as well as where you will be riding, (across Asia on the Silk Road or across your...
10-20-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By berner

I began cycling about the same as yourself and a...

I began cycling about the same as yourself and a year later was riding 50 - 60 miles. What I've found is that when you are in poor physical condition, you don't know how bad it is until you begin...
10-19-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By berner

This seems like good advice to me. I always...

This seems like good advice to me. I always imagine that if and when thing go wrong, I'll be 30 miles from home and there are lightening flashes on the horizon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By berner

I have Specialized Turbo or Turbo Pro on front or...

I have Specialized Turbo or Turbo Pro on front or rear at 28mm. These are fine tires, long wearing with a comfy ride and flat resistance at surprisingly low weight.
10-15-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,376
Posted By berner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6rSuJ2YheQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6rSuJ2YheQ
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,767
Posted By berner

Which end is the front? Nice color selection.

Which end is the front? Nice color selection.
10-13-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By berner

Doesn't look like a crack. More like a scuff in...

Doesn't look like a crack. More like a scuff in the clear coat. See if it buff out with polishing compound.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,012
Posted By berner

As long as you can still jam a pump between the...

As long as you can still jam a pump between the spokes, let'em come.:)
10-10-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By berner

Suppose that the bike is comfortable on your...

Suppose that the bike is comfortable on your typical ride. Then, on a lark, you tweek this a bit and then tweek that and find it is even more comfortable. Does this mean the first fit was wrong or...
10-09-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By berner

Well done Lab4us. It is never to late to have a...

Well done Lab4us. It is never to late to have a second childhood. It is not so important how many miles one rides. It is important that you enjoy every ride.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,339
Posted By berner

You guys have triggered my nostalgia gene. Didn't...

You guys have triggered my nostalgia gene. Didn't Sonoco ads say something about Dino Supreme. But mostly you've triggered memories of Burmah Shave signs which I'm still fond of.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By berner

I used to ride motorcycle endurance races through...

I used to ride motorcycle endurance races through the woods and had occasion to be in Connecticut numerous times. I learned then, that was when I was a young man at the close of the bronze age, that...
10-08-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By berner

I've used Hammer Nutrition recovery drink after...

I've used Hammer Nutrition recovery drink after long rides, 60 miles for me. Orange/Vanilla which tasted good. The formula has been updated which I,ve not tried. I don't eat much meat so supplement...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,012
Posted By berner

I've not yet run into e-bikes at those speeds...

I've not yet run into e-bikes at those speeds here on the bike path but since the world if full of thoughtless, clueless people I know that day will come. One similar problem in the boating world...
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