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03-29-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By Tony P.

Sorry, I can't help but I thought you meant you...

Sorry, I can't help but I thought you meant you wanted help dating Daniela Bianchi:

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Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Tony P.

In case you didn't know, you don't have to click...

In case you didn't know, you don't have to click on a thread if you don't want to.
Forum: Foo
03-29-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Tony P.

I don't believe it's possible to eradicate almost...

I don't believe it's possible to eradicate almost any virus. For example, the poliovirus still exists although under 100 people get polio, worldwide. The reason Covid-19 can't be eradicated is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 889
Posted By Tony P.

Road bikes are generally faster than MTB or...

Road bikes are generally faster than MTB or hybrids. They're designed for those who prefer to pass others vs being passed.
03-26-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 856
Posted By Tony P.

I mix equal amounts of orange juice and lemonade...

I mix equal amounts of orange juice and lemonade then add a pinch of salt. It's a good thirst quencher and contains everything I need.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,112
Posted By Tony P.

My two tricks: When I'm exhausted and have...

My two tricks:

When I'm exhausted and have to stop, I take a drink or check my cell phone to make believe I wasn't stopping to catch my breath.

When I pass someone, I wait to stop until the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,894
Posted By Tony P.

It's a good idea to contact Amazon but if you...

It's a good idea to contact Amazon but if you want results, get a plate number.
03-15-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Tony P.

I've had a similar issue and used a twist tie to...

I've had a similar issue and used a twist tie to tighten the light through a loop in the bag.
03-09-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Tony P.

I'm not sure I agree with your premise that your...

I'm not sure I agree with your premise that your training regime must be influenced by your life situation. Instead, I suggest finding ways to incorporate training within those limits. For example,...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By Tony P.

In terms of distance, Google Maps is very...

In terms of distance, Google Maps is very accurate. In terms of time, terrain impacts their calculation but the rate is otherwise fairly low.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By Tony P.

This is a great place to learn jargon and get...

This is a great place to learn jargon and get ideas on new things to try. I remember bewilderment when I first heard about single tracks and thought it was a one song on my cassette player. Then I...
02-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Tony P.

Love that climate change

I live in Connecticut and seldom use my bike in winter (even, weather permitting) because snow or ice make conditions difficult. But February is almost over and I'll be using my bike this winter more...
02-20-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Tony P.

The trick to avoiding dehydration is to stay...

The trick to avoiding dehydration is to stay ahead of it. Drinking after you become dehydrated will help but not quickly replace what's lost. Beyond that, continuing to ride after becoming dehydrated...
02-17-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By Tony P.

Learning to ride a bike indoors is somewhat...

Learning to ride a bike indoors is somewhat analogous to learning to drive by using a simulator. While you can develop some skills and feel healthier, the only way to learn to ride a bike (or a car)...
02-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By Tony P.

I believe, that, to a large extent, the gravel...

I believe, that, to a large extent, the gravel bike category is a solution without a problem. The differences between a road or gravel bike are primarily the extra tire clearance and disc vs rim...
Forum: Touring
02-16-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Tony P.

I'm not familiar with the Panaracer Pasela but...

I'm not familiar with the Panaracer Pasela but either of the Marathons will serve you well.
02-16-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By Tony P.

Beyond tire width, I suggest you consider tires...

Beyond tire width, I suggest you consider tires with better than average puncture resistance. One example is the Continental GatorSkin. You'll give up something in rolling resistance resulting in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

You obviously still don't get it. But for others,...

You obviously still don't get it. But for others, there is no trade-off. Wearing sunscreen or other UVA protection when outdoors for more than around 30 minutes will reduce the risk of skin cancer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

Some believe sun exposure should be totally...

Some believe sun exposure should be totally avoided. And there's apparently others who assume the health benefits of sunlight are worth the risks created by overexposure. But there's a middle ground...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

But nudists are more likely to get poison ivy.

But nudists are more likely to get poison ivy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

Really, why on earth should I reread the entire...

Really, why on earth should I reread the entire lengthy article just to find the nugget or two that may be relevant? If it were that important perhaps you could tell us all what it is instead of just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

Big John, I know what you mean. I just went over...

Big John, I know what you mean. I just went over your other posts so I now understand that low vitamin D may be your only issue. If that's the case and you're otherwise healthy, low vitamin D may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

a Big John, I'm sorry I wasn't more specific...

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Big John, I'm sorry I wasn't more specific in my post. What I meant was to speak to the doctor about next steps. It's OK to discuss the issue here and read about it but when you're speaking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

Big John, think about a guy who puts money in his...

Big John, think about a guy who puts money in his pocket with a hole. No matter how much money he puts in, he never has any. Not everyone synthesizes sunlight into vitamin D at the same rate. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

My statement had to do with statistics on common...

My statement had to do with statistics on common nutritional deficiencies compared RDAs.

My one arm 10-15 minutes was an example. It's correct that skin tone, time of day, and cloudiness all...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

I agree with you. Yes, vitamin D deficiency is a...

I agree with you. Yes, vitamin D deficiency is a significant health issue; perhaps the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. So, getting sunlight is important but, once adequate sunlight is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tony P.

There's little to no doubt that overexposure to...

There's little to no doubt that overexposure to sun carries an increased risk of skin cancer. While there are some who carry this concern too far, applying sunscreen doesn't seem to be much different...
02-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By Tony P.

I assume the OP wasn't familiar with terms so I...

I assume the OP wasn't familiar with terms so I tried to suggest avoiding road bikes in general. I suspect you're not saying you learned how to ride on road bike. If you did, you're the only one I...
02-11-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By Tony P.

laychris, one more point. If you haven't gotten...

laychris, one more point. If you haven't gotten a bike yet, find something simple and easy. Avoid road bikes with those strange handlebars.
02-11-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By Tony P.

My wife went through a similar challenge. My...

My wife went through a similar challenge. My suggestion is to find a way to get started, the easiest way possible. That may be in an office or school parking lot on a weekend - whatever is large...
02-04-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Tony P.

I had a hit and run in Ct. I was fully covered by...

I had a hit and run in Ct. I was fully covered by my auto insurance - ambulance, hospital, therapy. Although it was explained to me, I never really understood why I wouldn't use medical insurance....
01-20-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Tony P.

Orthopedists routinely recommend recumbent or...

Orthopedists routinely recommend recumbent or stationary bike use after knee replacement but I've never read of anyone approve competitive cycling, and for good reason. First off, artificial knees...
01-07-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By Tony P.

I'm not going to focus on brands as that can be...

I'm not going to focus on brands as that can be dependent on what's available in your area. I suggest you make a priority of getting a bike with front (only) suspension given possible street issues...
Forum: Northeast
10-20-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Tony P.

Airline Trail Renovation status

I live about 40 minutes from the southern section of the Airline Trail and enjoy riding it but the I've been avoiding the trail due to the renovation underway in East Hampton as the combination of...
07-12-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Tony P.

As previously stated, fit is important. Bikes...

As previously stated, fit is important. Bikes come in sizes and you can look online to get an idea of the right size for you.

Avoid bikes made of steel like the one you probably bought in...
07-09-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,272
Posted By Tony P.

Yes, great point. I have to start a training...

Yes, great point. I have to start a training regimen.
07-09-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,272
Posted By Tony P.

Elderly protein intake riding and off days

At 71 I'm elderly by any definition, except my own. But I face reality and realize leg and overall muscle is declining (and mph, too) despite riding 80-100 miles per week. I believe the issue is...
08-21-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By Tony P.

Thanks to everyone for responding. I went into...

Thanks to everyone for responding. I went into this assuming a bike with gears was the way to go but have come to realize that's probably not the case. The possible difficulty shifting is something...
08-20-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By Tony P.

Kid's bike gears - Yes or no?

I'm in the process of buying a 20" bike for my soon-to-be 7 year old grandson. My dilemma is over whether to get a bike with gears. I assumed gears were better than no gears (except for the weight)...
08-13-18, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Tony P.

I agree that Diamondback are typically heavy. I ...

I agree that Diamondback are typically heavy. I don't have much reliable information on older Octanes but do know they are aluminum, unlike most Diamondbacks. From information on other years, it...
08-13-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Tony P.

Boys or girls model Diamondback

I'm looking for a 20" bike for my 7 year-old grandson and came across a 2006 Diamondback Octane, shown below. It's a low profile style which I like for young riders looking to MTB. However, my wife...
06-27-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,021
Posted By Tony P.

Raise kids bike handlebar

A while back I gave my grandson a Specialized 16" Hotrock and now it's time to raise the handlebar. I loosened the screw (as I would on an adult bike) but was unable to raise the handlebar. I read...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Tony P.

This is a duplicate string.

This is a duplicate string.
05-11-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Tony P.

Commuter bike selection is somewhat dictated by...

Commuter bike selection is somewhat dictated by the commute conditions. In general, though, commuter bikes are workhorses, while 30-mile ride bikes are more like quarter horses or thoroughbreds....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Tony P.

Sounds to me like you may be over-analyzing this....

Sounds to me like you may be over-analyzing this. Once you're able to balance yourself on a bike and avoid riding into inanimate objects, the rest is easy.

Changing gears can be difficult to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,405
Posted By Tony P.

I guess passing a law is cheaper than putting in...

I guess passing a law is cheaper than putting in bike lanes.
09-30-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,603
Posted By Tony P.

I must say, the ordinance doesn't sound...

I must say, the ordinance doesn't sound particularly egregious to me. After all, I assume the ordinance wasn't written for fun. In all likelihood, problems existed so the ever-wise town regulators...
09-30-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,616
Posted By Tony P.

Bike daytime headlight comments, please

I've always been somewhat against bright daytime bike headlights on the basis oncoming traffic risks were minimal but those lights may distract motorists. I've come to learn oncoming traffic risks...
09-29-17, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,928
Posted By Tony P.

The speed limit fluctuates between 35 and 40 (as...

The speed limit fluctuates between 35 and 40 (as I travel through 4 towns) but I suspect most cars are in the low 40s. I estimated the VW that came at me was doing 60 to pass quickly.
09-27-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,928
Posted By Tony P.

Follow-up

I think part of what I needed was to write the OP. That, together with your posts, gave me the impetus to take the bike out of the car and look it over. Good news in that regard: the bike came away...
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