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02-24-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 603
Posted By berner

I've been using a Planet Bike wireless for 7 or 8...

I've been using a Planet Bike wireless for 7 or 8 years. It needs 2 batteries twice a year. Previously I had something else that was unsatisfactory....
02-16-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By berner

When there is a question of propriety, look to...

When there is a question of propriety, look to the ancient cultures of Europe. When you gotta go, just go and don't mack such a big deal of it. This mind set works, not only for cyclists, but on...
02-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By berner

Don' forget to polish your spokes.

Don' forget to polish your spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

Here is something for the cube dwellers. I really...

Here is something for the cube dwellers. I really like Bluegrass music. My friends from Boston way have a band named Southern Rail. They are Sharon Muller and husband Jim, he's the one with the...
02-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By berner

I once had some mountaineering ambitions and read...

I once had some mountaineering ambitions and read extensively on that subject. One of the authors made a comment about using antipersperent on his feet to make frost bitten feet less likely. I have...
02-02-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,180
Posted By berner

The predicted 10" of snow in coastal Rhode Island...

The predicted 10" of snow in coastal Rhode Island was a mere dusting as it was too warm for much snow to accumulate. I was disappointed.
02-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,582
Posted By berner

I live in Bristol Alex, and drivers this side of...

I live in Bristol Alex, and drivers this side of the Mount Hope Bridge seem somewhat less frenetic than on Aquidneck Island. I don't like riding on the Island as everyone drives in a hurry. Even the...
01-31-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,153
Posted By berner

A bit of lube on pivot points is a good idea....

A bit of lube on pivot points is a good idea. About once a year, say 3000 miles, I remove the crank assembly for cleaning as grit accumulates there. About the same frequency, I spray lube the...
01-31-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By berner

The capacity to use wider wheels, say 35mm or so,...

The capacity to use wider wheels, say 35mm or so, makes for a more versatile bike that will handle gravel and lose littile on the road. Alternately having two sets of wheels, road wheels and gravel ...
01-28-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By berner

I'm astonished that pro riders can do multiple...

I'm astonished that pro riders can do multiple 100 mile rides for a months as in Le Tour. Given that those people are extraordinary physical specimens, they must still do everything right to be...
01-26-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By berner

I'm 81 y.o.and until a few years ago was riding...

I'm 81 y.o.and until a few years ago was riding 100 miles per week 3000 miles per year. Cycling is an endurance sport and there is no substitute for distance. The fly in the ointment is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

Long ago when I was very young, maybe 20 y.o., I...

Long ago when I was very young, maybe 20 y.o., I worked for my uncle who was a building contractor. One rainy day, too wet to work, he needed to speak with one of the carpenters. Naturally, some of...
01-22-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,691
Posted By berner

A statute mile is 5280 feet so one percent is a...

A statute mile is 5280 feet so one percent is a mere 52.8 feet. A two percent error would be 105.6 feet. On a century ride the error would be tiny.
01-21-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,192
Posted By berner

It is not uncommon for some wind gusts,...

It is not uncommon for some wind gusts, especially so in unstable weather, to be twice the speed of sustained winds. So a 20 MPH wind could have 35 - 40 MPH gusts.
01-20-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By berner

Checking the tube is a good idea. I had one tube...

Checking the tube is a good idea. I had one tube that went flat, not from a puncture but from a failure of the valve assembly. Now I test new tubes before use by inflating and putting them aside...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By berner

We in the US have not been doing well compared to...

We in the US have not been doing well compared to other nations on a number of metrics. Our technology is not evenly distributed. When you are losing battles I would blame the generals....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

The new America's Cup boats are fugly. I admit to...

The new America's Cup boats are fugly. I admit to being an old geezer but I'll explain my view which is nor bases on "older is better'. Newport harbor has half a dozen or more 12 meter boats still in...
01-17-21, 09:05 AM
01-17-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,691
Posted By berner

Person with two watches never knows the time, so...

Person with two watches never knows the time, so says Confucius.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

My first interest was in voyaging. I had even...

My first interest was in voyaging. I had even picked out a beautiful Hereshoff 36' ketch I was going to build myself. That plan got sidetracked as I began to build boats for a living that ranged from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

I looked up Delano Park because that name rang a...

I looked up Delano Park because that name rang a bell. Thea certainly was the place where I saw major leaguers play baseball. It rang a bell for a second reason as well. As a boat builder and sailor,...
01-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,317
Posted By berner

I agree with Skidder in post #6. Long ago as a...

I agree with Skidder in post #6. Long ago as a young man I did judo for a short time. The very first lesson on the very first day was learning to fall and believe me, at first you fall or are thrown...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

Sailors are pretty loose about peeing and nudity...

Sailors are pretty loose about peeing and nudity in general. But sailors are known to have loose morals anyway. I did one delivery by sail from the Caribbean to NYC with two women and one other man,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

There is German woman in the bike club here,...

There is German woman in the bike club here, married to a former US soldier. On one ride we happen to be riding together when I hollered out bathroom break and stepped into the woods 'till out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

That was all back around 1955, right after the...

That was all back around 1955, right after the earth cooled enough for baseball players to evolve. The field was a block or two off Broadway and it likely to be gone now. I get back to my home town...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,644
Views: 112,096
Posted By berner

The topic is baseball. It's not the season but...

The topic is baseball. It's not the season but I'm not a fan anyway of any professional sport. But as a boy of 10 y.o. no sound was sweeter than the crack of a bat hitting a baseball. I grew up in a...
01-08-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By berner

Knees are strong in the usual movements, front to...

Knees are strong in the usual movements, front to back, of running or pedaling. They are much less strong in lateral movements. I have devised a series of lateral strengthening movements with ankle...
01-07-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By berner

It may well be that shear size produces some...

It may well be that shear size produces some advantage in strength or endurance in the general population. However, there is a vast spectrum of capacities for high performance in any particular...
01-06-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 206,156
Posted By berner

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Language-Cells-Biolo...

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Language-Cells-Biological-Conversations/dp/1948836041/ref=asc_df_1948836041/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459638379039&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10234509217108631098&hv...
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By berner

Arthur C. Clark, inventor of the geo-syncronious...

Arthur C. Clark, inventor of the geo-syncronious satellite one said that humans are an inevitable development in the evolution of the computer.
Forum: Foo
01-06-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,728
Posted By berner

There is all sorts of stupidity but I would not...

There is all sorts of stupidity but I would not say that wearing shorts in winter is stupid. What does seem ignorant is someone who feels their preferences are a law of the Universe. I've hiked with...
Forum: Foo
01-05-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By berner

I few years ago here in the nearby small city of...

I few years ago here in the nearby small city of Newport, Rhode Island, a cyclist and a dear collided and the cyclist lost his life. I have no details of the incident but in our ever more crowed...
Forum: Foo
01-02-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By berner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZb-SVm7eLE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZb-SVm7eLE
Best wishes to all in 2021.
12-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By berner

People who study animal behavior, ethnologists I...

People who study animal behavior, ethnologists I believe, have found that animals under stress can develop severe and dangerous behavior, such as over-aggression and even kill their young. This is...
12-28-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By berner

The latest thinking by scientists is that the...

The latest thinking by scientists is that the galaxy, which should be teeming with life forms seems devoid of any life save humanity. They speculate such life forms likely obliterated themselves. My...
12-28-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,324
Posted By berner

I'm of the opinion that the entire drive train is...

I'm of the opinion that the entire drive train is suspect. Our democracy is supposed to represent everyone but for some time the wealthy are over represented. It was almost a laughing matter when a...
12-28-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By berner

It has been said that experience is the best...

It has been said that experience is the best teacher. But it does not always have to be your experience. It works as well to observe how others have screwed up. Read this forum frequently and the...
12-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By berner

Main is currently experiencing an upsurge in...

Main is currently experiencing an upsurge in covid infections. It might be wise to monitor this situation as your departure date gets closer. Maybe even postpone until later this year.
12-26-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By berner

Cyclists are built like a T Rex with tiny arms...

Cyclists are built like a T Rex with tiny arms and massive thighs. Sailors of old were built the opposite with massive arms and thin legs. Sails then were cotton which absorbed water. I don't know...
12-25-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By berner

I had got overweight by about 15 lbs. I very...

I had got overweight by about 15 lbs. I very slowly lost about half of that by watcing what I ate and then just gave up sugar. Now I read all labels and find sugar is added to everything. With no...
12-24-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By berner

I just finished re-reading a book of hiking...

I just finished re-reading a book of hiking stories in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I had sort of forgotten how much I enjoyed hiking there. The terrain is rugged and many people today use...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 212,131
Posted By berner

Boats are really radical these days and each new...

Boats are really radical these days and each new design is more radical than the last. Earlier this past summer, Spindrift, a 130' racing trimaran was in Newport awaiting weather for a trans-Atlantic...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 212,131
Posted By berner

Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality...

Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality but I'm not sure which came first. Alex Thomson races a boat called Hugo Boss. ...
12-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,827
Posted By berner

I've always thought the arrow applied to the...

I've always thought the arrow applied to the northern hemisphere only..
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 212,131
Posted By berner

I don't have much, being a former working man,...

I don't have much, being a former working man, but I don't need much so I've been making donations to the Rhode Island Food Bank. I can't imagine not having enough food at home for your kids. After...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 212,131
Posted By berner

I think you ought to post your blood pressure and...

I think you ought to post your blood pressure and heart rate daily here on BF to get the best evaluation from the herd.
12-16-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,486
Posted By berner

Not all, but some of the people who go into...

Not all, but some of the people who go into police work are not hired because of their intellect. It seems the main criteria is the capacity to follow orders without question. Many are ex military.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 212,131
Posted By berner

An old girl friend once gave me one of those...

An old girl friend once gave me one of those Swiss Army knives with a million and one functions, several of which would be needed in doing a motor job on a radial aircraft engine. An impressive piece...
12-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,486
Posted By berner

This crash reminds me of one I was a witness to...

This crash reminds me of one I was a witness to on a six lane limited access highway. Two autos evidently had some sort of a fender bender and were stopped on the fast lane. Just at the point where I...
12-13-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By berner

I began cycling at about age 70 or so. It took...

I began cycling at about age 70 or so. It took quite some time until I learned the saddle shape best suited to me and for the backside to become accostomed to such a small saddle. Until those changes...
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