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11-22-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,224
Posted By BengalCat

Bike helmets are way overrated in terms of...

Bike helmets are way overrated in terms of protecting your brain from impact. What the helmet does do fairly well is protect the skin, soft tissue structures, and bone or skull that the helmet...
11-07-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,036
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Views: 403,072
Posted By BengalCat

In terms of working out and good physical health...

In terms of working out and good physical health through exercise is wrapped up in three areas, aerobic/cardio, flexibility, and muscle tone and balance. The one thing that you can do daily is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18,981
Views: 3,861,348
Posted By BengalCat

Got a pair of Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road...

Got a pair of Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Road sunglasses. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well they lived up to the hype of optimal vision and protection. Their optical performance over the...
10-16-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 167,070
Posted By BengalCat

Paddington will challenge anyone to a cat teaser...

Paddington will challenge anyone to a cat teaser tug of war!https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/509x382/paddingtonplaysm_cfffa66c3d913423b384741f0f76fb3007d2d8ae.jpg
10-06-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,451
Posted By BengalCat

On the plus side when you are old as you or...

On the plus side when you are old as you or worse, like me at 73, if you fall over everybody comes out of the woodwork to help the poor old codger. Cars stop, multiple people standing nearby offer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,274
Posted By BengalCat

Checking the derailleur is always a good idea...

Checking the derailleur is always a good idea when the bike falls over or the rear bumps up against something.

I was struggling up a 14 percent grade near the end of a climb on a narrow road...
08-24-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By BengalCat

Anything in the fit that doesn't properly set you...

Anything in the fit that doesn't properly set you on the saddle will cause problems. One sign of a good all-around fit besides comfort is that you will naturally and comfortably be balanced on the...
08-15-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,672
Posted By BengalCat

The story within a story of the article from the...

The story within a story of the article from the OP is the importance and impact one's metabolic function has on an individual's health and weight.
07-29-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,094
Posted By BengalCat

It probably will never happen but the best future...

It probably will never happen but the best future outcome would incorporate a lot, not all, functions into a Heads-Up-Display.
07-29-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,143
Posted By BengalCat

Used it for years in sunny Southern California...

Used it for years in sunny Southern California and I have a totally bald head and have never gotten any burn or noticeable tan. In fact, since my face gets so tan from riding while my head stays...
07-27-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,954
Posted By BengalCat

Armstrong at 165 pounds was among the heaviest of...

Armstrong at 165 pounds was among the heaviest of the great climbers. Weight is very important, of course. But more accurately it is mostly about the power to weight ratio and sustainable power...
07-13-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,165
Posted By BengalCat

For road biking weight, (total weight bike and...

For road biking weight, (total weight bike and rider), is certainly important. Much more or less so depending upon the ride circumstance. That said, as important as weight is, it is nevertheless IMO...
07-11-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,496
Posted By BengalCat

For sustained climbing, most of your time should...

For sustained climbing, most of your time should usually be seated and using the best gear cadence combo. Standing is good for short periods on longer climbs to change up muscle group work or can be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By BengalCat

My bike came from the factory with 25mm tires. I...

My bike came from the factory with 25mm tires. I switched to 28mm. Definite improvement in comfort, handling, and speed. I really would like 32mm but the rear wheel tire doesn't have enough...
06-26-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,603
Posted By BengalCat

The numbers above speak for themselves. However,...

The numbers above speak for themselves. However, I wonder how many "serious recreational bicycle riders" there are? You know, (as one subjective example), folks that do at least three rides a week...
06-25-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 167,070
Posted By BengalCat

Rocky AKA...

Rocky AKA...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,437
Posted By BengalCat

Like a previous poster said I use it as a...

Like a previous poster said I use it as a tachometer. In long challenging climbs where I am trying to either push hard all the way or try to achieve the best time, or ditto for a seated max effort...
06-21-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,582
Posted By BengalCat

Why don't you submit a support request to Strava?...

Why don't you submit a support request to Strava? They fix such problems all of the time and give direct answers to any direct questions you may have.
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