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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 10,206
Posted By berner

After a few weeks layoff. it was such a nice day...

After a few weeks layoff. it was such a nice day I went on a ride, on my bike. Not many miles and I can see it will be painful building up mileage. Although Rhode Island is doing alright with respect...
04-05-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By berner

CoronaVirus Symtoms

I read earlier today, but can't find it now, (should have bookmarked it) that symptoms of infection are showing variability now that many reports from those infected are being evaluated. Among those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,150
Posted By berner

The abundance of learned discourse here is the...

The abundance of learned discourse here is the reason I joined Bike Forums.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 10,206
Posted By berner

Do youse people know about Romeo the wolf. An...

Do youse people know about Romeo the wolf. An amazing story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9XnsKfLDXw
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 10,206
Posted By berner

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=sea...

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.profile&ein=263025897
Looking at current info on the Uganda Project, it seems to be a legitimate organization worthy of support but there are...
04-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By berner

Same as Cyccomute. I've got 24,000 miles on mine...

Same as Cyccomute. I've got 24,000 miles on mine with no problem. Take it apart for a look. Maybe you have bad bearings or left and right side are not aligned which screwed up the bearings.
04-03-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,117
Posted By berner

I'm a country boy and grew up in an environment...

I'm a country boy and grew up in an environment where everyone waved because you always knew who they were. To not acknowledge people seems more than just rude. If someone stops their car for me on...
04-03-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By berner

Y'all are proving to be a resourceful bunch. Well...

Y'all are proving to be a resourceful bunch. Well done.
04-03-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By berner

If the jacket performs as claimed, that is a very...

If the jacket performs as claimed, that is a very good price.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 658
Posted By berner

Good advice here to make haste slowly.The...

Good advice here to make haste slowly.The recommendation is to add to mileage about 10% each week. This should prevent injuries while your muscles adjust to new demands. Butt soreness will diminish...
04-03-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By berner

It would be wise to have some extra spokes on...

It would be wise to have some extra spokes on hand whether you need then now or not. Say two or three spokes in the various sizes for your bike.
04-03-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By berner

Tracking down noises can be frustrating. I wold...

Tracking down noises can be frustrating. I wold suggest you remove the chain and then spin the crank. If the noise stops, then the crank is not at fault. If the noise continues, remove the crank and...
04-02-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,632
Posted By berner

Social separation will and is creating a good bit...

Social separation will and is creating a good bit of sexual frustration. Consequently I'm predicting a drop in birth rates and when one day this is all over, a steep climb in those rates. I hope the...
04-02-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,292
Posted By berner

Speaking of draconian measures, Duarte of the...

Speaking of draconian measures, Duarte of the Philippines has threatened to shoot people dead who refuse to self sequester. Now that is bound to get peoples attention though I believe it goes too...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

It has been established beyond question that...

It has been established beyond question that cyclists make poor shark fare. It was further theorized that lactic acid residue ruins the flavor. In any event, there are no recorded shark attacks on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By berner

I doubt that benefits can be reduced to a single...

I doubt that benefits can be reduced to a single issue. Comfort and delivering power to the pedals certainly is part of the equation but so is bio-mechanical soundness and the prevention of long term...
04-02-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 325
Posted By berner

Good suggestions you can't go wrong with. I like...

Good suggestions you can't go wrong with. I like Lezyine products. I have a floor pump at home and carry the type you can stand on to pump up tires on the road. What I especially like is the screw on...
04-01-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,292
Posted By berner

This conclusion is the same as that reached by...

This conclusion is the same as that reached by psychologists and I'm convinced of that conclusion also just based on driving behavior. I'm just now reading a book, "Superhuman" subtitled "Life at the...
04-01-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,292
Posted By berner

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.htm...

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
This link was put up a few days ago before the transfer of the thread. It is a very good link updated,...
04-01-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By berner

You might consider, if you haven't already, a...

You might consider, if you haven't already, a saddle with a slot down the middle. Alternately, with the saddle level which your say stops the numbness but promotes sliding forward, try moving the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

Lets sing.

Lets sing.
03-31-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By berner

There is quite a bit to know in fitting a bike. I...

There is quite a bit to know in fitting a bike. I began 8 years ago by going to a bike shop. They put me on just the right bike. Whether you buy at a bike shop or not, it is a good place to begin...
03-31-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By berner

Another good collection of tools. Fine job of...

Another good collection of tools. Fine job of carving of grebe? (not a birder). Could you post a pix after painting?
03-30-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,292
Posted By berner

The corona virus is something new, never seen...

The corona virus is something new, never seen before. It now appears that people who were previously infected but recovered are now again testing positive. To predict how this virus will behave in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

This is an interesting and tragic situation. Back...

This is an interesting and tragic situation. Back during the financial meltdown, I read of a British high roller who suffered devastating financial losses. His response was to murder his family and...
03-30-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,292
Posted By berner

Corona and Cavalier Behavior

I've been noticing the last week or so that many people don't take the corona virus pandemic very seriously. This is obvious when seeing two people chatting in fairly close proximity. One infected...
03-29-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By berner

I have two projects I've been working on. The...

I have two projects I've been working on. The most recent is my ability to make a diamond knot for use in a soft shackle. The older project is the design of a 100ft. racing trimaran purely as a...
03-29-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By berner

I like you shop. Lots of stuff lying around. I...

I like you shop. Lots of stuff lying around. I especially like your wooden planes. I make a cherry bed frame a few years ago. It did not take that much cherry but it cost about $350 just in wood....
Forum: Introductions
03-29-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By berner

Welcome. I grew up near New Paltz. I get back...

Welcome. I grew up near New Paltz. I get back home once a year or so. So far I've not ridden a bike in the area. I've been scoping out a route along the foot of the Shawangunk Mountain from New Paltz...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

The great satisfaction and benefits of not doing...

The great satisfaction and benefits of not doing a whole lot. Quite often in life, less is more.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

Judging by what I read here and my own...

Judging by what I read here and my own observations of people's behavior in my part of the world, the corona virus pandemic is likely to become a much worst pandemic due to the cavalier attitude...
03-29-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By berner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRFNKhNhhJQ This...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRFNKhNhhJQ This is my favorite climbing technique video. What I especially like is how relaxed the cyclist is. Granted he is a cycling fit young man but he is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By berner

I hope you keep a record of bike fit measurements...

I hope you keep a record of bike fit measurements for future reference. Park Tool has a road position chart you can download and fill in your own numbers. I've been doing that for a number of years...
03-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By berner

There is a considerable difference in muscles...

There is a considerable difference in muscles that produce lots of power and muscle that produces endurance. This difference can generally be seen in the body types of the endurance athlete and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,785
Posted By berner

Surak may be right in the observation that in...

Surak may be right in the observation that in endurance events women may have an edge. Right now one of the best ultra marathoners of any sex is Courtney DauWaulter. One event of 250 miles or so she...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

'Till now my precautions have consisted of...

'Till now my precautions have consisted of maintaining distance from people and regular hand washing. Today I went to the drive-thru window of Walgreens pharmacy to buy some face masks but was...
03-26-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By berner

I've seen programs of lumber jack contests. At...

I've seen programs of lumber jack contests. At the pro level they use motorcycle engines in their chainsaws. It is astonishing how fast they go through a 2 foot log....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

I've just finished one and am reading another...

I've just finished one and am reading another book about global warming, speaking about denial. I can see why some people would deny the corona virus or global warming. The effects don't seem to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

The Universe holds that if a response to a...

The Universe holds that if a response to a situation is wrong, you may die sooner rather than later.
03-25-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By berner

I'm sure you're right. I read somewhere that if...

I'm sure you're right. I read somewhere that if what you get is purported to be free, you are the product.
03-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By berner

Nextdoor.com

I came across this website directed at neighborhoods. It seems it would be useful for us seniors and especially useful during the viral pandemic....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

I'm going to tell you a bit about life in upstate...

I'm going to tell you a bit about life in upstate NY in the late 1940s. You may know it as the close of the bronze age. At that time a few farmers were still using horses to work their fields....
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By berner

Thanks for the videos.

Thanks for the videos.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

Your video clip reminds me of a weekend I spent...

Your video clip reminds me of a weekend I spent in N'awlins some time back. Street musicians not only played their instruments but put on a visual display easily worth the small contribution the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

My grandmother was an ocean of zen-like calm and...

My grandmother was an ocean of zen-like calm and she lived to 101. Her mother, my great grandmother, lived to 105. I conclude that maintaining a certain amount of equanimity at appropriate times is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

That image of three beautiful loaves makes my...

That image of three beautiful loaves makes my mouth water. Long ago I was baking my own whole wheat bread. The flour came from a nearby farm that grew the wheat and stone ground it in an old formerly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

I agree with BillyD, you do have a way using just...

I agree with BillyD, you do have a way using just the right words. Maybe you could help the rest of us out with an article in Cycling or better yet a You Tube video with examples of the best words...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

I went out first thing this morning to get an 8...

I went out first thing this morning to get an 8 pound bag of bird seed at Ocean State Job Lot, a discount store, for the birds that live and carouse in a small patch of woods behind my apartment. To...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 180,066
Posted By berner

The masterminds in Washington have proposed a...

The masterminds in Washington have proposed a stimulus package where everyone, except Democrats I assume, gets $1000 and I also read $1200. I wish they would speed it up as Spring is nearly upon us...
03-19-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By berner

Best bike size for me changes according to the...

Best bike size for me changes according to the seasons. Although In my area we can ride most winter days, we don't ride as many miles so there is some loss of conditioning. As temps warm up and we...
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