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03-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By BengalCat

A road bike isn't a gravel bike no matter what...

A road bike isn't a gravel bike no matter what modifications you make to it. That doesn't mean with modification it will not be adequate but one will never equally replace the other.
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By BengalCat

I genuinely don't get Brooks Saddles. They have...

I genuinely don't get Brooks Saddles. They have been around for ages. They are dramatically different from other saddles and unique in design and material combo. Most people that comment about them...
03-24-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,343
Posted By BengalCat

Garmin Edge 1000 is the ticket for me. I...

Garmin Edge 1000 is the ticket for me. I actively use grade, HR, and cadence to dictate and measure effort and performance. HR and cadence aren't evaluated independently but usually as a tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,914
Posted By BengalCat

Now, on the other hand, at the top and steepest...

Now, on the other hand, at the top and steepest part of the wall on the full Tiger Tail Climb where the road is 16-18 percent and VERY narrow, a very large FedEx delivery van/truck unintentionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,914
Posted By BengalCat

I live in West Los Angeles. Amazon vans don't...

I live in West Los Angeles. Amazon vans don't pass me any closer or drive any differently than any other van or delivery service.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By BengalCat

Got the new sim card good news and bad news. The...

Got the new sim card good news and bad news. The good news is it restored the ability to reinstall the maps and navigation features. The bad news is I never use the maps or navigation features.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,367
Posted By BengalCat

I did a nice 41-mile ride today. Saw lots of...

I did a nice 41-mile ride today. Saw lots of other road bike cyclists and runners too. With the rain interference the last two weeks, it was GREAT getting out and I pushed the pace most of the way. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By BengalCat

Ambushed and Trapped by Rain. Bad affect.

This past Sunday the weatherman said there was a window of opportunity in the afternoon to squeeze in a ride. The past week or so we have had most unusually a period of rain of a week or so. I was...
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By BengalCat

If I have a long ride, especially one that I push...

If I have a long ride, especially one that I push the pace, I need to take a certain medication to sleep. If I don't I am just like you.
03-13-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By BengalCat

I have a Garmin 1000 purchased in December 2015....

I have a Garmin 1000 purchased in December 2015. I've used it a lot. It is still working as good as new. I hope it keeps it up. Sorry to hear about your experience.
03-13-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By BengalCat

I don't have any wisdom for you, but I wish you...

I don't have any wisdom for you, but I wish you the best. All I know is I hate rollers. One of my least favorite former regular rides was along the Palos Verdes Peninsula that has a bunch of...
03-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By BengalCat

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/225x225/ajina_b401ef6808579114730632e5a46d51ef9c7504dc.jpeg...
03-12-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By BengalCat

How to measure level for a curved saddle?

How would you measure to make this "curved" saddle level? That's all I'm seeking, not whether or not it should be level. :)

The saddle is a Bontrager Ajina.

Note: See picture of saddle two...
03-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By BengalCat

My knowledge of trigonometry is zero. Thanks...

My knowledge of trigonometry is zero. Thanks for the info.
03-08-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By BengalCat

The 300-pound figure includes the weight of the...

The 300-pound figure includes the weight of the sled. Yes, I know that the actual resistance on my leg press isn't functionally 300 pounds because of the angle of the sled rails. I thought perhaps...
03-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

I agree with your analysis. It succinctly...

I agree with your analysis. It succinctly captures all that happened.

However, the $8000 you mention was bail money and that was either fully refunded directly or indirectly if a bail bondsman...
03-07-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By BengalCat

How much, really, is that leg squat?

I do a light upper body and lower body weight-workout for all-around tone and strength. It is good independently and also a good supplement to my cycling.

A question for those that exercise and...
03-07-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,917
Posted By BengalCat

In cycling when I say doping I'm referring mostly...

In cycling when I say doping I'm referring mostly to the introduction on a team basis with the availability of the relatively new drug EPO. The cycling team-wide use of EPO that we know about started...
03-05-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

Wow. People were lining up to opine on the OP. ...

Wow. People were lining up to opine on the OP. The posters ranged from reasonable to ranting to trolling about the incident and what it meant--who was to blame, etc.

Now it is officially...
03-04-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

As I predicted: [/color] ...

As I predicted:

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http://sa18.org/press/id/577
03-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,731
Posted By BengalCat

There is no best. There are dozens of brands and...

There is no best. There are dozens of brands and models within brands that are great. For normal or typical road conditions in California, I have always used different models of Bontrager/Trek...
02-29-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By BengalCat

It all depends upon the person taking it....

It all depends upon the person taking it. Aspirin's effect on clotting or the amount of bleeding for a given injury or trauma varies dramatically from person to person.
02-27-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,386
Posted By BengalCat

In general and more specifically on long or hard...

In general and more specifically on long or hard climbs or any decent of duration, easier is faster and, not to be redundant, easier both in the ride and recovering. Rather than going into detail I...
02-25-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,697
Posted By BengalCat

Your data seems contradictory or am I...

Your data seems contradictory or am I misunderstanding? What his "high" and "normal" for you? What's your AM resting HR before exercise? What is you resting HR one hour after you finish your hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,173
Posted By BengalCat

Discs are becoming increasingly stock on new...

Discs are becoming increasingly stock on new bikes without any optional choice for rim brakes. For better or worse the argument for or against disc becomes day by day increasingly moot. Just an...
02-20-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By BengalCat

Garmin 1000 here with screen use of: Speed ...

Garmin 1000 here with screen use of:

Speed
Cadence
HR
Grade
Time

If I had a power meter I would add a sixth field.
02-18-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By BengalCat

You probably are aware, but just in case, if you...

You probably are aware, but just in case, if you have or get Strava you can connect it to Garmin Connect. Consequently, all the data will be recorded automatically on upload to both and Strava has...
02-18-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By BengalCat

That's certainly a good price. Are they liquid in...

That's certainly a good price. Are they liquid in gel caps with an enahanced absorption ingredient?
02-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By BengalCat

There many good or quality brands of enhanced...

There many good or quality brands of enhanced absorption forms of Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. The brand I use, Qunol, is about the same price for either form. They are roughly $32 for 120 tabs of...
02-17-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,717
Posted By BengalCat

I just got measured last week to check height...

I just got measured last week to check height loss and I have lost one inch/2.54cm from my previously 76.5 inch/194.31cm tall frame.
02-17-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

1. That's exactly what I pointed out in my last...

1. That's exactly what I pointed out in my last post, that he was charged with both a misdemeanor and a felony and I quoted from the linked OP article.

2. The hearing I was referring to is if you...
02-17-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

In the OP linked article it stated: [/color]...

In the OP linked article it stated:

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Of course, it ultimately will be the prosecutors that decide what exact charges if any to formerly file and prosecute Lopez on. Plus in most...
02-16-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

Someone should, if possible change the thread...

Someone should, if possible change the thread title to "Ride Ends with a Misdemeanor." He wasn't charged with any felony. There is more than a little difference between the two. Also, the person...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,588
Posted By BengalCat

It is highly likely that if you otherwise fit and...

It is highly likely that if you otherwise fit and healthy and continue both an active lifestyle including continuing cycling that along with rehab exercises your body will totally adapt. Eventually,...
02-15-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

My sincere apologies to you. You are...

My sincere apologies to you.

You are correct, I did not read the article, but only, literally, glanced at it and then for reasons I don't recall clicked on the youtube video that was further down...
02-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

Pay attention. You are claiming "facts that are...

Pay attention. You are claiming "facts that are not in evidence" and or you have no knowledge are true. (Spending time in jail, needing to get bail money is just wild speculation by you that given...
02-15-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

Lighten up, folks! :) The cop was arresting...

Lighten up, folks! :)

The cop was arresting him for failure to obey or respond to his communication to stop. He was not arrested or charged with resisting arrest. He was simply warned not to...
02-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

OK, now I've heard the audio. The arrested...

OK, now I've heard the audio. The arrested cyclist and the other cyclists did a poor job of communicating their "defense" to the cop. Very poor. Cop's behavior was reasonable in real-time under the...
02-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,194
Posted By BengalCat

If the cop truly yelled stop and thought the...

If the cop truly yelled stop and thought the riders ignored him what follows is not only not surprising but expected as something likely to happen.
He won't be convicted of the charge. It will...
02-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By BengalCat

We need a little more info to respond fully to...

We need a little more info to respond fully to your question, (which is a great one.) As you know swimming, running, and cycling are not equal in the load they put on your heart and muscles.

In...
02-14-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By BengalCat

Geez. The guy is 100 percent legally correct or...

Geez. The guy is 100 percent legally correct or in the right as illustrated or explained. He is also obsessed, lacking common sense, mentally irregular and is more of a danger to himself than MOST...
02-14-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By BengalCat

I'm exactly the same height and my main bike is a...

I'm exactly the same height and my main bike is a five-year-old Domane, 62cm frame. My torso is a bit longer than average for my height and my legs a bit shorter. The stock stem on the bike was 110mm...
02-13-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By BengalCat

Statins are by far the most important drug in...

Statins are by far the most important drug in controlling dangerously high lipid levels associated with coronary heart disease. Heart disease of all types is the number one killer of men, women, and...
02-12-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,659
Posted By BengalCat

For an overall healthy person with a healthy...

For an overall healthy person with a healthy heart, there is almost nil risk to the heart from exercise. There is, however, substantial benefits to the heart and other parts of the body obtained...
02-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By BengalCat

In the vast majority of people, statins have no...

In the vast majority of people, statins have no major or harmful side effects. I have been on the highest and strongest statins for 21 years. Plavix is a strong anti-clotting, (simplified functional...
02-12-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,917
Posted By BengalCat

In most elite world-class highly physical sports...

In most elite world-class highly physical sports doping has and is common. In cycling is has been so since the early nineties. In other sports such as track and field decade(s) earlier. People...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By BengalCat

Go to the www.trekbikes.com website. (Trek and...

Go to the www.trekbikes.com website. (Trek and Bontrager or synonymous.) Click on the equipment link at the top and choose wheels. They offer a wide selection of quality wheels, both alloy, and...
02-09-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,920
Posted By BengalCat

This thread is new to me having just seen it. So,...

This thread is new to me having just seen it. So, my apologies if the following has already been posted. Trek on all their road bikes, (three lines), and the one line of mountain bikes I checked...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,277
Posted By BengalCat

I don't know if road cycling is waning in...

I don't know if road cycling is waning in popularity. Mountain biking or bikes that can go "off-road" are certainly growing popularity, (and price.) So there is likely some folks moving from the...
02-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,079
Posted By BengalCat

I am 74 so what I speak of that follows I say...

I am 74 so what I speak of that follows I say with some authority. ;)

If you are fit and healthy and continue working out on the bike aging at the stage you are at means little. The worst-case...
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