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Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Usually within a day or two of saying, "...yeah,...

Usually within a day or two of saying, "...yeah, I haven't had a flat in a while...."

a.c.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I've got some friends that have been cycling > 20...

I've got some friends that have been cycling > 20 years, very serious, double century types and they seem to get less flats and they always spin their tires and check for glass, etc after getting off...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,156
Posted By Anbaric Cog

It may be shingles, or Herpes Zoster. If it...

It may be shingles, or Herpes Zoster. If it itches or stings then I would be more suspcious of that. Shingles sucks, but the pain that can last after it really sucks. I'd get it looked at and if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,276
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Rollers are very good for bike balance and...

Rollers are very good for bike balance and handling. They are are even better for your humility and give your significant other many smiles.
:)

a.c.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,476
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Absolutely. Even when there are crazy drivers, I...

Absolutely. Even when there are crazy drivers, I arrive home much less stressed than when I leave work. On the fun or training rides, stress reduction is even better.

a.c.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 01:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,191
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I'd put in a plug for fixing up your hard tail. ...

I'd put in a plug for fixing up your hard tail. Even with a new rim and crank it will cost you a lot less. Also if you have to lock up your commuter in a more exposed area, a scratched up old bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-08, 12:30 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 38,723
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I never met him, but I loved to use him as the...

I never met him, but I loved to use him as the ultimate authority, "...but Sheldon says..."
I love his web site and his personality that fills, it. he was an inveterate tinkerer and not caught up in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Anbaric Cog

There should be a link at the American College of...

There should be a link at the American College of Emergency Physician site!

For those of us who can't unclip and ride one legged, I just change the cadence a bit, but it's nothing like a regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Anbaric Cog

+ 55 this was great. "Sudden Bulge in Side...

+ 55 this was great.

"Sudden Bulge in Side Wall = Dead Tire?"

Failure to replace = Dead Cyclist (hopefully not, but I've seen some bad crashes from front wheels that fail suddenly)

a.c.
Forum: Triathlon
12-27-07, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By Anbaric Cog

To echo other posters, it is hard to stop once...

To echo other posters, it is hard to stop once you get bitten. I have graduated from sprint to olympic and did a 1/2 IM last year. Man, that was a long day--but a wonderful feeling of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,610
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Thank you for sharing that. It was very moving. ...

Thank you for sharing that. It was very moving. I love the transcendent (sp) smile of triumph on his son's face when they finished the ironman. I think they probably bring out the best in one...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-07, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Besides getting off the couch, kids need to get...

Besides getting off the couch, kids need to get out ot the house and have a life. Better in a Burley behind a parent who leaves the cell phone off.

What's next prenatal Netflix to foster fetus...
08-05-07, 06:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,142
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I enjoy Phil's excitement. Even when he gets the...

I enjoy Phil's excitement. Even when he gets the names wrong, or the teams wrong--he really seems excited about the outcome.

Paul has a pleasant voice, and accent.

Bob Roll, the jester of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-07, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I would definitely check out some of the B & B's...

I would definitely check out some of the B & B's in Pacific Grove. They are nice and its less than 5 miles to the Aquarium --which is awesome and is currently going to have an "Otter's from around...
Forum: Triathlon
04-18-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear Lucky: Welcome aboard. Give your self...

Dear Lucky:
Welcome aboard. Give your self time to get used to the new sport. It is very different than just doing the 3 seperate events.

I am a fair (albeit a bit slow) runner, but I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,414
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear Machka. Glad you are ok. I had a...

Dear Machka. Glad you are ok.

I had a similar but less dramatic crash this year when I hit some unexpected black ice (in Central California?) suddenly I was on the ground. I was so worried...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,608
Posted By Anbaric Cog

As a member of the Orthodox Church of Pasta...

As a member of the Orthodox Church of Pasta (OCP), i find that remark insensetive:)

a.c.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I have one of the "Spin Doctor" stands. I wasn't...

I have one of the "Spin Doctor" stands. I wasn't sure how much I'd use a stand, but now I find that I use it all the time. It is ok, but I would probably get the Park pro model if I did it again.:( ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-07, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,796
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Recently upgraded from an old blackburn magnetic...

Recently upgraded from an old blackburn magnetic trainer to the Kurt Kinetic. Wow the KK is very massive and it's a shocker at 5:30 am to try and move it out of the garage. Love the Spinerval's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,779
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I saw a coyote pup last week, couldn't figure out...

I saw a coyote pup last week, couldn't figure out why he kept walking so shyly up to the cows in the field, but then later I found the mother had been hit and was road kill. I actually took a...
Forum: Triathlon
04-06-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Sweet. What are the length and height...

Sweet.

What are the length and height dimensions? I have a van too and I worry about too much shifting around in the back and have had the bikes tumble despite being on the front fork mount (wood...
Forum: Triathlon
03-30-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Big Al Great to have you on board. Wow, you've...

Big Al
Great to have you on board. Wow, you've already been through a lot. There is a lot of collective wisdom on this site. Wildflower is a trip. I went last year and it was the most challeging,...
Forum: Triathlon
03-30-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Anbaric Cog

To say that I am not a great swimmer would be an...

To say that I am not a great swimmer would be an understatement. I try to swim on the side and in the back--but when I did my first big olympic triathlon there were wave starts. So as I thrashed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-07, 10:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,231
Posted By Anbaric Cog

looks like he caught a wheel alright, just not...

looks like he caught a wheel alright, just not Boonen's!

a.c.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-07, 10:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,922
Posted By Anbaric Cog

For the Students: Instead of DINK, it should be...

For the Students:
Instead of DINK, it should be NINK.
No
Income
No
Kids.

I look back on those days with a soft focus sigh.

a.c.
Forum: Triathlon
12-23-06, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,587
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Happens to me a lot. It was funny in the Pacific...

Happens to me a lot. It was funny in the Pacific Grove Triathlon last year. The course was such that you had to get out of the water in the middle of the swim and run up on the beach the get back...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-06, 09:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,858
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I agree it would depend on the dog. I grew up...

I agree it would depend on the dog. I grew up with a great beagle named YoYo.

biking related:
Link
Sprocket Head
Pele (as in Peleton)
Der Kaiser
Drafter
Ulrich
Paris-Roubaix or Rube for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-06, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Coleadam: Great Pix, I remember back in the day...

Coleadam:
Great Pix, I remember back in the day when we would ride single speeds in Golden Gate Park. Those stingray's were fast as we went down by the windmill!

oh well,

a.c.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear 'nother Thanks for the great picutures,...

Dear 'nother

Thanks for the great picutures, I really enjoyed the range of bicyclists and the looks of accomplishment to pain.

a.c.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I am not an OCP. I rarely use my large chainring,...

I am not an OCP. I rarely use my large chainring, and my garage door is not white.

Speaking just as a biker--that is a pretty bike.

a.c.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear Scrap: you could try...

Dear Scrap:

you could try biketoolsetc.com--I've ordered from them a few times and things show up in good time. I had to replace the BB on the SO's bike and it was about 20 bucks, but worked...
Forum: Triathlon
09-04-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I'd agree with the advice to get a full suit. On...

I'd agree with the advice to get a full suit. On my first sprint triathlon I wore a scuba diving "shorty". Big mistake, every time I stroked forward I I'd get a shot of cold water down the arm pit....
Forum: Triathlon
05-27-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear Tailwinds: I am not a great swimmer, but...

Dear Tailwinds:
I am not a great swimmer, but even in Olympic distances I really get cold, and since the bike is my best leg, I am really frustrated when I am still dragging 6 miles into the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 957
Posted By Anbaric Cog

yes I use mine all the time. I find it is most...

yes I use mine all the time. I find it is most important for the
recovery work outs, when I have a tendency to push just a little
too hard. I really noted some improvement when I had more rest...
Forum: Triathlon
03-26-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
New
Views: 474
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Hello: I have been doing Tri's for a few...

Hello:

I have been doing Tri's for a few years now, and if your "big" race is an olympic in the fall, I would advise you to try a sprint a month or so before that. It helps to get the nervousness...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-06, 11:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,675
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Congrat's. You are a very inspirational person. ...

Congrat's. You are a very inspirational person. Keep up the good work.

I had never heard the word randonneur before I read your posts.

"In rain or snow, she just says, 'let's go.' "

a.c.
Forum: Triathlon
03-22-06, 10:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I did a half marathon on Superbowl Sunday, at...

I did a half marathon on Superbowl Sunday, at mile 8 I was on my way to PR, then I got a massive calf cramp. I had to stop and stretch it out, finally made it in, only about 4 minutes slower than...
03-14-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Rain gear 1+ rubber bands duct tape a.c.

Rain gear 1+
rubber bands
duct tape

a.c.
03-14-06, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear Smurfy: It is a true sign of addiction...

Dear Smurfy:
It is a true sign of addiction that you continue in the behavior as it begins to ruin your life and relationships.

...but no, no I can stop driving any time I want.

Mea culpa, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-06, 10:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear Hip: I look forward to many more...

Dear Hip:
I look forward to many more installments of the "knave chronicles".

It is kind of funny when you think that we are sometimes defined more
by our enemies than our friends.

By my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-06, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear AC You used to say that you would feel...

Dear AC

You used to say that you would feel good, now you can say that you have never FELT better.

Sounds like a great bike. Great price and set up. Pix when possible.

Thanks.
(another)...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-06, 05:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,157
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Thanks for the copy of the story by Mr Borges: ...

Thanks for the copy of the story by Mr Borges:

He says," For my money, being the greatest athlete in the world involves strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, mental toughness and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Great Story. I showed it to my wife and we both...

Great Story. I showed it to my wife and we both had a chuckle. She has mentioned that she laughs when she sees me trying to look around the "cute" models to see what bikes they are riding. Oh...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,396
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Only when posing! Seriously, yes on the...

Only when posing!
Seriously, yes on the commuting helmet.

a.c.
02-26-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,339
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear David: Welcome to the forums. The DMV's...

Dear David:
Welcome to the forums. The DMV's of every state I've lived in have been sadly similar. There are some folks who work really really hard, some who are the type of clerks who glory in...
Forum: Triathlon
02-17-06, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear CycleAloha I have done a couple of...

Dear CycleAloha
I have done a couple of Triathlons now and the one piece of etiquette that I would beg for is please don't kick the slow swimmer to your right in the head--it is probably me. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-05, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,035
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear PatentCAD. Great Post. I am always...

Dear PatentCAD.

Great Post. I am always amazed at the looks people give me when I ride in the rain. I guess there is fear that I'll melt like the witch in the Wizard of Oz.

Great christmas...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Dear Hip: Funny you should mention getting it...

Dear Hip:
Funny you should mention getting it down the chimney--that's how the fork got bent in the first place!!



P.S. It definitely won't fit down the chimney If I'm on it!

Don't let...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-05, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 980
Posted By Anbaric Cog

Inspirational. I'm curious though, did the...

Inspirational.

I'm curious though, did the orthopedist say anything about how long that hip would last? Do those things wear out?

I really enjoy your contributions to the forum.

a.c.
Forum: Triathlon
10-26-05, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By Anbaric Cog

I have done a few tri's and a single Duathalon. ...

I have done a few tri's and a single Duathalon. I had been sick before the Duathlon, so it probably not a fair comparison--but the one that I did was a run bike run. On the second run I felt really...
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