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07-20-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By berner

I grew up in the mid-Hudson area near...

I grew up in the mid-Hudson area near Poughkeepsie and still have family there. There is a lot of history along the eastern seaboard and many Americans don't know about the sacrifices that got us to...
07-19-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,123
Posted By berner

In a job 20 years ago at a composite shop, we did...

In a job 20 years ago at a composite shop, we did strictly custom work for the military or aircraft industry. That work consisted of inlet ducts for the old U2 spy plane, then being used for...
07-19-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By berner

Nice post Jim-From-Boston. As a card carrying old...

Nice post Jim-From-Boston. As a card carrying old guy, I like a good tour into memory lane.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By berner

I don't see any extra problem. We already have...

I don't see any extra problem. We already have robots on bike paths. Sometimes they are known as pedestrians or cyclists.
07-17-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By berner

There are many of those quiet little roads in...

There are many of those quiet little roads in this area of coastal Rhode Island and Southern, coastal Mass between Plymouth, Mass and Providence. state roads can be busy but county and town roads are...
07-17-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By berner

Everyone has the god given right to do stupid...

Everyone has the god given right to do stupid stuff and risk their own skins. Needlessly risking others is a criminal act.
07-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By berner

Just like I-Like-To-Bike, when I wish to keep...

Just like I-Like-To-Bike, when I wish to keep track of maintenance items I write it down in a bike log. This marvelous technical innovation tells me when a new chain or speedo batteries, or new tires...
07-15-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By berner

I suspect the there is no single or simple answer...

I suspect the there is no single or simple answer to living the longest and healthyiest possible life. One thing that is known is that Mediterranean people have longer life spans than the average. It...
07-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,524
Posted By berner

I found the GCN video on ceramic bearings and...

I found the GCN video on ceramic bearings and other watt savers interesting even I can't afford any of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxtAOpts0Ew
07-14-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,757
Posted By berner

There is a foot race in New York City to the top...

There is a foot race in New York City to the top of the Empire State Building. Imagine trying to win that race by taking the steps two at a time. Not one would last to the top. As I understand it,...
07-13-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By berner

The Future Is Here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxtAOpts0Ew I'm not a racer but I am interested in technology. The racers no doubt know already about ceramics and other innovations currently being applied to top...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 907
Posted By berner

Full body skin suits are way more effective when...

Full body skin suits are way more effective when worn with a matching cape.:)
07-12-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By berner

My guess is that some fruit juice in a smoothie...

My guess is that some fruit juice in a smoothie would not be bad were it not that sugar is added to many products these days. I've taken to reading labels and it is surprising how high the sugar...
07-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By berner

I'm pretty much a sugar-holic. I love the stuff....

I'm pretty much a sugar-holic. I love the stuff. Ice cream? Every container is a single serving for me. But I have been making serious efforts to cut back and reading labels. Sugar is everywhere....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,378
Posted By berner

Hang in there ladies and gentlemen. We are in a...

Hang in there ladies and gentlemen. We are in a transition period where bike infrastructure is not yet properly developed and often gets the short end of the stick. It is getting better bit by bit...
07-12-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By berner

While I've had a good draw in my ancestors and...

While I've had a good draw in my ancestors and have the possibility of an above average long life, I'm more interested in the quality of that life which I can effect through my own actions. Good...
07-12-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By berner

Live to 100 or more?

I'm not convinced I want to live that long although my grandmother and great-grandmother did. Okinawans are the longest lived people on the planet. The secret of their success: BBC - Future - A...
07-12-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By berner

The best primer is one that is compatible with...

The best primer is one that is compatible with the carbon composite material of the bike as well as the paint that will be used. Hit google to find out about this.
07-12-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By berner

Probably the most important characteristic of a...

Probably the most important characteristic of a bike is one you enjoy riding because fits well. For short rides of 1/2 hour or an hour, the discomfort of a poor fit is endurable. It happens that when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By berner

I have Specialized tires, nominally 28mm on both...

I have Specialized tires, nominally 28mm on both front and rear on Velocity A23 rims. The front, a Turbo Pro measures an actual 28mm and was recently installed. The back tire is a Turbo an measures...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By berner

I am surprised your tire bottomed out at 80 PSI....

I am surprised your tire bottomed out at 80 PSI. I am about the same weight and pump up my tires, 28mm, to 60 PSI or slightly over and don't get snake bites. There is the possibility that your air...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By berner

Most of the heating effect on water bottles I...

Most of the heating effect on water bottles I believe is from constant warm air flowing over it. I had some wind-block fleece left over from another project and made two bottle "parkas" to keep warm...
07-10-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,503
Posted By berner

I'm with these guys on intuition. Some of my best...

I'm with these guys on intuition. Some of my best decisions have been based on intuition. That is what you are thinking about when you are not looking.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By berner

As a sailor and boat builder, I used to race...

As a sailor and boat builder, I used to race regularly. I no longer do that but try to keep up with equipment changes. These days the highest end racing boats, up to around 80 feet or more, use...
07-10-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By berner

In the long run, when you end a long hard ride,...

In the long run, when you end a long hard ride, you will be thinking about how satisfying that ride was. While how much we spend for that satisfaction is part of the equation, mostly our thoughts...
07-10-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,658
Posted By berner

There is a petite woman in our bike club who is a...

There is a petite woman in our bike club who is a long time cyclist and has no trouble keeping up with the fast group so it is mostly a matter of cycling fitness. At the same time, equipment does...
Forum: Introductions
07-10-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By berner

R.I Greetings from Rhode Island, USA. Long solo...

R.I Greetings from Rhode Island, USA. Long solo rides are my favorite also especially on roads that are new to me. My area has a higher population density than other parts of the US so it can be...
07-09-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By berner

We are getting into those lazy, crazy days of...

We are getting into those lazy, crazy days of summer here with temps fairly high and strong sun light. I generally like being tanned but as one of the older people here I've been cutting back on...
07-08-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,264
Posted By berner

I just saw this thread but did not at first...

I just saw this thread but did not at first realize it was posted way in the past. I was going to offer, initially, the observation that life is not a sprint but a marathon in which the all important...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By berner

There are numerous charts with recommendations on...

There are numerous charts with recommendations on the web for various tire widths and carrying capacity. I've been using this one with good results....
07-06-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By berner

I don't think there is much penalty for a saddle...

I don't think there is much penalty for a saddle that is too wide by 10 or 15 mm. I like a wide saddle generally but it has to be narrow just ahead of the sitbones. Knee over the pedal spindale is a...
07-06-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,503
Posted By berner

I don't know what to say to you folks because my...

I don't know what to say to you folks because my riding experience of 9 years and 25.000 miles is totally different. I find motorists here are thoughtful and courteous leaving plenty of space passing...
07-06-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By berner

I love sweets. I can eat ice cream by the quart,...

I love sweets. I can eat ice cream by the quart, add maple syrup to cereal and commit many other such atrocities, until recently. A Ted Talk by a microbiologist alerted me to the findings where it...
07-06-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By berner

A skill or habit I work on is maintaining...

A skill or habit I work on is maintaining complete focus on the road surface and traffic around me. Occasionally my attention strays because people here are considerate of cyclists.
07-06-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By berner

I think Lemond's post has some merit. While thin...

I think Lemond's post has some merit. While thin rubber is not so likely to cause a blowout it just might. When I buy a new tube, it is pumped up and left out overnight to see if it will hold air....
07-06-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,621
Posted By berner

Well done OP and Phil.

Well done OP and Phil.
07-06-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By berner

I was wrong on several counts. It was not the...

I was wrong on several counts. It was not the Revolutionary War. It was the war of 1812. And it was in Maryland. I googled Kitty Knight who was in fact a great woman....
07-06-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,018
Posted By berner

Hey! It's this or chain lube. You have a choice....

Hey! It's this or chain lube. You have a choice. Choose wisely.
07-06-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By berner

I really like this one.

I really like this one.
07-05-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By berner

Hydration needs vary like everything else in...

Hydration needs vary like everything else in life. Everyone needs to drink as much as necessary which you need to determine for your self. I used to weigh myself before a ride and then after the...
07-05-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,129
Posted By berner

The thing about leaning over to reach the bars...

The thing about leaning over to reach the bars and easier breathing is that in that position the chest cavity automatically opens up simply due to graityup without as much need of chest muscles...
07-05-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By berner

As for the bars, usually the fork assembly is...

As for the bars, usually the fork assembly is shipped from the factory extra long and then cut down at a bike shop. Sometimes it may be cut too short in which case raising it is possible to raise it...
07-05-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By berner

I agree with Surak. As you ride your bike more...

I agree with Surak. As you ride your bike more and mileage increases, your body will get stronger and will change. What you find to be comfortable now may not be comfortable in 6 months. Put in some...
07-05-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By berner

Some of the families who were involved in the...

Some of the families who were involved in the slave trade are still around. We are a mixture of the best and the worst traits with more weight on the best traits I believe.. While we are far from...
07-04-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By berner

July 4 Parade

Just got back from Bristol's 234th parade with the first one held in 1785. This event is a big deal for such a small town and draws thousands. Streets are mobbed and parking is a problem so many...
07-04-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,356
Posted By berner

The gentlemen posting above offer good advice....

The gentlemen posting above offer good advice. Regarding spoke tension read up on tuning by ear in an article from Harris Cyclery. There is a wealth of knowledge at the website so it is worth while...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By berner

I'm not a vastly experienced bike tourer having...

I'm not a vastly experienced bike tourer having just several 80 mile weekend outings under my belt. But I have backpacked a fair number of miles and similar principals hold true. Having the right...
07-03-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,626
Posted By berner

If you are sliding forward, and as it appears,...

If you are sliding forward, and as it appears, your saddle is level. it may be a bit further forward is where you need to be. Since it does not cost anything to slide the saddle forward, go ahead and...
07-03-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By berner

If your home printer has a copy function make the...

If your home printer has a copy function make the copy of your butt. Just don't post here. On the other hand, it you are kinky, think of the image as wall art.
07-03-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,657
Posted By berner

I've spent most of my life boat building boats...

I've spent most of my life boat building boats and sailing. In the yachting world "normal" has a tremendous range from the typical family boat of 20' to 30' up to mega yachts costing hundreds of...
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