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05-29-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,513
Posted By Strange

If riding your bike lowers your excitability...

If riding your bike lowers your excitability threshold and your inhibitions do at least one of the following things: learn and practice anger management techniques and/or stop riding. There are a lot...
05-27-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,533
Posted By Strange

I started shopping at REI back when there was...

I started shopping at REI back when there was only one store and it was in a wedge shaped building at the corner of 12th and Madison. This was decades before they started carrying bikes, but if you...
05-26-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,035
Posted By Strange

Irrespective of what kind of lock you do or don’t...

Irrespective of what kind of lock you do or don’t use it might be useful to cement an RFID chip inside one of the tubes so that if/when your bike gets boosted you have at least some hope of...
05-26-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,438
Posted By Strange

The only time Iíve been hit by a car was when I...

The only time Iíve been hit by a car was when I burned a stop sign in a residential neighborhood. Dumbest thing Iíve ever done. I wasnít even wearing a helmet ffs. That I wound up with only a bad...
05-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,725
Posted By Strange

.אתה מדבר אמת

.אתה מדבר אמת
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 998
Posted By Strange

My cat is 15lbs of will not be denied. Her...

My cat is 15lbs of will not be denied. Her favorite strategy for commanding my attention is plunking herself down right on top of my head. Itís hard to ignore. If sheís in a frisky mood she likes to...
05-26-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,035
Posted By Strange

The only anti-theft device I trust: ...

The only anti-theft device I trust:


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05-26-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,725
Posted By Strange

Point of order there achi, thatís Ďmohelí not...

Point of order there achi, thatís Ďmohelí not moyle. Nevertheless, mazel tov!
05-26-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Strange

For what Ortlieb charges for their kit it should...

For what Ortlieb charges for their kit it should be perfect down to the very last molecule. Iíd take it back for a replacement or refund.
05-26-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Strange

Thanks, my search fu was weak at 4 squintillion...

Thanks, my search fu was weak at 4 squintillion oíclock or whenever I posted that. So it sounds as if my buddyís memory isnít so good after 50-some years or whatever itís been. It didnít make sense...
05-26-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Strange

Campagnolo bikeÖ?

I have a friend who swears that when he was a kid in the early sixties he had a bike made by Campagnolo. Not just Campagnolo components but a Campagnolo frame as well. Iíve never heard anything to...
09-15-15, 11:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Strange

A conversation I've had a few times too many... ...

A conversation I've had a few times too many...

Roadmate: Hey Strange, whaddya packing all that stuff for? We're only going to be gone a coupla hours, you don't need all that crap.

Me:...
09-14-15, 01:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Strange

Wouldn't go that far. But it does seem to me that...

Wouldn't go that far. But it does seem to me that if you're concerned about your physical safety the last thing you'd want to do would be to compromise your best defense against getting hit by...
09-13-15, 12:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Strange

If you go this route I'd also rubberband or zip...

If you go this route I'd also rubberband or zip tie the keys to whatever you've clipped them to, to keep them from flapping around and possibly dinging your paint job.
09-11-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Strange

Thanks for the elaboration, makes sense. I...

Thanks for the elaboration, makes sense.

I really loathe zippers, and don't like trusting them with critical kit. Something like this

476649 with a latch closure, or this with a rolltop &...
09-11-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Strange

Why an old driver's license? Why not your current...

Why an old driver's license? Why not your current one, if you have one?
09-11-15, 01:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,201
Posted By Strange

Dangerous? More like suicidal. Your best defense...

Dangerous? More like suicidal. Your best defense against becoming roadkill is situational awareness. Anything that reduces your situational awareness can get you splattered, and has to go. No...
09-09-15, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By Strange

I recently had to FedEx a sleeping bag to Japan....

I recently had to FedEx a sleeping bag to Japan. The bag & all the trimmings came to less than two pounds, and it fit into a box about half again as big as a shoe box. Cost me USD200.00 in shipping....
09-09-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,506
Posted By Strange

If Weir could have somehow gotten Garcia into...

If Weir could have somehow gotten Garcia into biking The J-Man would probably still be with us. A lotta folk think it was the junk that killed him, but from everything I've read it was the...
08-31-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,212
Posted By Strange

I'm gonna assume none of you carb hounds are...

I'm gonna assume none of you carb hounds are diabetic. If you gotta carb up you might want to consider limiting yourself to complex carbs as they are less glycemic than simple carbs. And limit your...
08-17-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,482
Posted By Strange

Took the Phantom 1 out for its maiden workout...

Took the Phantom 1 out for its maiden workout this afternoon. Everything seemed to work fine. The noise is pretty modest, the ride is smooth, and the adjustability really useful. I did replace the...
08-12-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

It IS the same. In both instances a competitor...

It IS the same. In both instances a competitor used banned substances to illegally acquire a competitive edge. That they are chemically and biologically different is of zero significance since they...
08-10-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

Therein lies the greatness of Merckx. He did it...

Therein lies the greatness of Merckx. He did it all, and he won at it all -- grand tours, classics, World Championship, one day races, various track racing formats, the hour record. As a cyclist he...
08-10-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

Sure looked to me as if he was. And after having...

Sure looked to me as if he was. And after having promised LeMond that he would help him win in '86 in return for LeMond's help in '85 for Hinault to go back on his word was pretty appalling. 'Badger'...
08-10-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,482
Posted By Strange

Well they delivered it right on time and set it...

Well they delivered it right on time and set it upÖand then I promptly came down with a nasty cold so I can't even try the damn thing out. :notamused:

Anyway, despite what it said in the sales...
08-09-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

This needs to be put into context. From the...

This needs to be put into context. From the earliest days of the TdF doping has been ubiquitous, and if every winner who doped had his victory(ies) vacated because of doping the list of recognized...
08-08-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

Any of you ever read Bad to the Bone by James...

Any of you ever read Bad to the Bone by James Waddington? It's an epically funny slam on the culture of doping in pro cycling. Highly recommended.
08-08-15, 01:46 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

Not a straw man argument at all. The point is...

Not a straw man argument at all. The point is that no amount of doping is going to transform a low level rider into a champion, whereas with a champion-caliber rider it may give them the competitive...
08-07-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

The thing you have to remember about doping is...

The thing you have to remember about doping is that the drugs don't ride the race for you. They may enhance your performance and give you a competitive edge, but they don't push the pedals for you....
08-07-15, 02:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,438
Posted By Strange

There is simply no doubt that the greatest road...

There is simply no doubt that the greatest road racer of all time is Merckx. No one else so thoroughly dominated his era -- who else swept the grand tours, the classics, the hour record, the world...
08-06-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,482
Posted By Strange

What hath the dog wrought? I just drew plastic on...

What hath the dog wrought? I just drew plastic on a Phantom 1. They're installing it on Sunday, stay tuned.

Oh btw all the adjustments are non-detented so you can set them exactly. The witness...
08-05-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,482
Posted By Strange

From the photos I've seen it's hard to tell if...

From the photos I've seen it's hard to tell if the stem & seatpost markings on the Keiser and Phantom are fixed stops or merely witness marks. This is yet another thing to check out when I see them...
08-05-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,482
Posted By Strange

That's good to hear, since I'm currently leaning...

That's good to hear, since I'm currently leaning towards the Phantom -- I like that it freewheels, and I like that you get (have) to choose your own pedals & saddle.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to...
08-05-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,482
Posted By Strange

Thanks for the responses, folks. Good gouge. ...

Thanks for the responses, folks. Good gouge.

I think at this point my next step is to hit the local gyms and try out as many different brands & model as I can. I won't really be able to make a...
Forum: Introductions
08-04-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Strange

Ever been tagged by a car? Happened to me once...

Ever been tagged by a car? Happened to me once and by sheer luck I got off easy but I'm not looking to press my luck any further. The relationship between cyclists and drivers around here is pretty...
08-04-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,482
Posted By Strange

Need advice on a spin bike

I've searched the fora on various terms relating to spin bikes but either my search fu is weak or this hasn't been covered. Actually that's not true -- I did find a couple of spin bike reviews, but...
08-04-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By Strange

Lori responds: nut butter on whole grain bread? ...

Lori responds: nut butter on whole grain bread?

I make muesli bars with oatmeal, a mix of seeds, dried cranberries and raisins with nut butter and raw honey. Though I'm having a hard time getting...
08-04-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By Strange

My connundrum

Any recipes for fuel that aren't loaded with sugars and simple carbs? I have Type II DM and need to avoid high glycemic stuff but still need fuel for extended exercise. This question has been vexing...
Forum: Introductions
08-04-15, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Strange

Hello...

New guy here. Semi-retired tech writer, full time pain in the wazoo. ;) Haven't ridden a bicycle in 30-some years, was a mildly fanatical gear nerd back in the Golden Age of lugged steel frames. Met...
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