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10-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
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: 21
Views: 1,602
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: 291
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: 22
Views: 428
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: 19
Views: 506
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: 14
Views: 318
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: 17
Views: 671
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: 41
Views: 3,871
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: 1,447
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: 439
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: 366
Views: 19,915
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: 324
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: 813
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: 1,149
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: 545
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: 30
Views: 979
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: 366
Views: 19,915
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...
10-08-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By berner

Several years ago the local bike club had a...

Several years ago the local bike club had a century ride. Among the participants were two tandems with near teen children, father and son on one and the mother and daughter on he other. doing the 70...
10-08-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,111
Posted By berner

Nothing beats a rabid dog chasing a bike to...

Nothing beats a rabid dog chasing a bike to inspire a high speed run. Temps irrelevant.
10-07-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,473
Posted By berner

That's what I use also for the coldest rides. I...

That's what I use also for the coldest rides. I also have a variety of gloves from plain liner gloves that can be used with or without a wind proof shell and wind block fleece gloves. Check out...
10-07-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By berner

Well, at least that will be one thing to look...

Well, at least that will be one thing to look forward to.
10-05-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,690
Posted By berner

The work you are ow doing seems to be to be on...

The work you are ow doing seems to be to be on target. I would add that the foundation of all athletic activity is core strength in a similar way a solid foundation supports a tall building. The...
10-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By berner

There is a process in boot fitting for skiers...

There is a process in boot fitting for skiers where large changes to the boot fit are taken in increments of 1/2 of the total indicated amount. This gives the body time to adjust to large changes.
10-05-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By berner

Hey, I'll put my calves up for comparison against...

Hey, I'll put my calves up for comparison against anyones. As for the absence of flirting young women, you are too young yet. Once you are a bit older, they flock to older and cute dudes. Maybe...
10-04-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By berner

I use a beany/scull cap under the helmet as the...

I use a beany/scull cap under the helmet as the temps get cooler, mostly to cover the ears. For winter cold near the freezing mark, I use a windbloc Peruvian style head cover good for most any temp....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,231
Posted By berner

Wait a sec. I thought a Kudo was a rare...

Wait a sec. I thought a Kudo was a rare Australian bird.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By berner

I'm 5'7" on a low gravity day and 5' 61/2" the...

I'm 5'7" on a low gravity day and 5' 61/2" the rest of the time. Cycling inseam is 30 3/4". My bike is nominally a size 54cm and the top tube is also 54cm. The bike fits me well but a better fit wold...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By berner

When I first got my bike, I found it pulled to...

When I first got my bike, I found it pulled to the left. After pondering this tendency for a while, I measured the alignment of the wheels using a string from front to back wheels. I found that they...
10-01-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By berner

Were I to do such as ride it would be, not merely...

Were I to do such as ride it would be, not merely six gaps but six gasps. In fact, the ride would be my last gasp.
09-28-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,233
Posted By berner

I would urge everyone to read up on sociopathy....

I would urge everyone to read up on sociopathy. Most of those afflicted with this condition enjoy getting a rise out of everyone just because they can. Once you read up on the pathology, senseless...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By berner

I also have been using Sole heat moldable insoles...

I also have been using Sole heat moldable insoles also in bike shoes, ski and hikeing boots for a number of years and am completely satisfied with them.
09-25-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By berner

My guess is that there is no magic or single act...

My guess is that there is no magic or single act that will change a lack of safety awareness. I think it will take a sustained effort over time to effect change. It would help your cause if other...
09-25-19, 06:20 AM
09-25-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By berner

That the composite did not cure properly is an...

That the composite did not cure properly is an interesting idea. Since bikes are fabricated using pre-impregnated carbon/epoxy sheets, as purchased from suppliers, improper cure suggests that the...
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By berner

I know more or less what you are saying. Swimmers...

I know more or less what you are saying. Swimmers are also very strong. My nephew's daughter has been swimming competetively for a few years now. I challenged her to arm wrestle back when she was...
09-23-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By berner

It is clear that many people in positions to...

It is clear that many people in positions to influence others have poor judgment. This is true for for every level of education. I don't know if this is due to outright stupidity or a momentary or...
09-23-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,376
Posted By berner

I'm only familiar with cycling in my own area. It...

I'm only familiar with cycling in my own area. It seems there is an ever increasing number of people riding bikes and most are drawn to the East Bay Bike Path in Rhode Island but I also see in...
09-20-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
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: 355
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: 325
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: 3
Views: 869
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: 325
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: 61
Views: 5,710
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: 3,478
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: 732
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: 62
Views: 5,530
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: 26
Views: 1,461
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: 1,839
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.
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