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08-25-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By berner

I once worked in a composite shop where we did...

I once worked in a composite shop where we did one off experimental projects for companies such as MacDonald Douglas or Boeing in Carbon fiber. On one job we had to hand sew stiffening ribs onto a...
08-24-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By berner

Diagnosing knee pain can be difficult due to the...

Diagnosing knee pain can be difficult due to the number of issues that cause similar symptoms. I've done all the things JPPE has suggested and I also do knee exercises to strengthen the muscles that...
08-24-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 940
Posted By berner

Excellent advice on equipment here for the newby...

Excellent advice on equipment here for the newby family cyclists. I would also suggest that instilling a strong inclination to safety be considered as part of the necessary equipment. My reasoning is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 911
Posted By berner

There is a theory going around that intelligent...

There is a theory going around that intelligent life on Earth is becoming extinct.
08-23-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 557
Posted By berner

I'm 80 y.o. and am prone to moderate cramps....

I'm 80 y.o. and am prone to moderate cramps. Early in my cycling career cramping was a serious problem that mostly went away with increased fitness and improves ability to deal with it. I agree with...
08-22-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By berner

My last idea is a fungal infection. This is...

My last idea is a fungal infection. This is something current I'm just getting over that was, initially, tough to cure on my own. This surprised me because I'm always diligent about hand washing bike...
08-22-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By berner

Is there a possibility the problem might derive...

Is there a possibility the problem might derive from the bike shorts themselves and have nothing to do with bike fit or saddle? I bring this up because, in the past I've had two bike shorts that did...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By berner

What the heck, throw in a toothy smile as well...

What the heck, throw in a toothy smile as well for a bonus.
08-21-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By berner

I carry a few more tools than on Grizzly's list...

I carry a few more tools than on Grizzly's list but not much more. Multitools have way more implements than are needed so are heavier than need be. Hex keys I carry inserted through a piece of old...
08-21-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By berner

This should work fine. I never thought of it as...

This should work fine. I never thought of it as there is no tree in my apartment. Early in my cycling career I found one wheel needed truing. Being a newby, I took the wheel to a bike shop. When the...
08-21-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By berner

My reading on nutrition agrees with this idea, -...

My reading on nutrition agrees with this idea, - don't get into a calorie deficit on long rides where you are unable to take and digest calories fast enough to overcome the deficit. I don't seem to...
08-21-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By berner

The process of recovery has some rules of thumb...

The process of recovery has some rules of thumb but the main thing is to understand your own response to the process to get the best results. Part of it is simply allowing time to recover, as much...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By berner

As an experienced backpacker, I've learned to...

As an experienced backpacker, I've learned to reduce the weight being carried, not to ultra-light level, but every outing got careful consideration of what went into the pack. I carried this over...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By berner

Well done. Traveling and especially bike touring...

Well done. Traveling and especially bike touring is one of the best things a person can do. You may do many other tours but this one will stay with you for a lifetime.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By berner

Bad news seems to be way more attention getting...

Bad news seems to be way more attention getting than good news. I'm happy to see good interaction between people.

Just a few days ago I was riding the bike in town when approaching an intersection...
08-21-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By berner

For me, I continually alter saddle position in...

For me, I continually alter saddle position in tiny increments. Sometimes raising or lowering it a bit or moving it forward or aft. To engage gluts I focus on Lemond's advice to scrape mud off the...
08-21-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By berner

https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/bottle-cages...

https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/bottle-cages I like the Lezyine Power Cage because I'm able to easily get bottles in and out just by feel. This supersedes all other considerations for me but may...
08-19-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By berner

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d...

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=causes+of+gout Take a look at some of the web sites Google found. You may get some hints about diet that will reduce your symptoms. Evidently,...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By berner

I like Udderly Smooth also. It works fine for me...

I like Udderly Smooth also. It works fine for me and I find it at Ace Hardware stores here.
08-19-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By berner

I have two 1/2 degree shims under one cleat. I...

I have two 1/2 degree shims under one cleat. I did this on my own because one knee was tending to brush the top tube. Obviously, that knee was not tracking straight up and down. That same knee...
08-19-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,564
Posted By berner

I've been thinking overnight about your shift in...

I've been thinking overnight about your shift in focus for training to indoors from the risk point of view. As you said, it only takes one distracted motorist to change a life forever. But risk is a...
08-19-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By berner

The way this traffic proposal was handled sounds...

The way this traffic proposal was handled sounds to me like another failure of leadership. We can only withstand so many such failures before the unerlying social structures collapse.
08-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By berner

I pour about a table spoon of oil in a small...

I pour about a table spoon of oil in a small plastic cup and apply the oil liberally with a Q-tip and spin the pedals. I do this in the evening and let it sit overnight before wiping the crud and...
08-16-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,374
Posted By berner

Today I went on a short ride around town and to...

Today I went on a short ride around town and to the beach area of Colt State Park for girl watching and book reading. You know, something for the mind and bod. During the loop through town I noticed...
08-16-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,374
Posted By berner

My motto; do as much as you can as long as you...

My motto; do as much as you can as long as you can.
08-16-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By berner

Tick-Borne Diseases: Department of Health...

Tick-Borne Diseases: Department of Health (http://health.ri.gov/disease/carriers/ticks/), https://tickencounter.org/prevention/permethrin, Rhode Island and the University of Rhode Island has a lot of...
08-16-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,692
Posted By berner

I blame our education system. Not enough people...

I blame our education system. Not enough people come through with adequate thinking skills.
08-15-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,981
Posted By berner

My personal experience is that the optimum bike...

My personal experience is that the optimum bike fit is a moving target as cycling fitness changes. For the person starting out in cycling, that fitness will change fairly rapidly so that getting a...
08-14-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,677
Posted By berner

There seems to be no impulse control in our...

There seems to be no impulse control in our society from the top on down. People are behaving like children.
08-14-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,618
Posted By berner

In ye olden days a woman would go out and hoe her...

In ye olden days a woman would go out and hoe her potato field in the morning, have her baby during mid-day break, and finish hoeing the field by sundown. We were all tougher then but women more so.
08-13-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,374
Posted By berner

Some years ago when still living in my home town...

Some years ago when still living in my home town in a rural area of upstate N.Y., I was buying stone ground whole wheat flower from a nearby mill that also grew the wheat. I baked two loaves at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By berner

Two good friends went to France on their...

Two good friends went to France on their honeymoon and rented bikes there for a week. They rode in the Pyrenees and the bikes were set up with the gearing for mountain cycling and good brakes for...
08-09-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By berner

You can buy an adjustable stem that rotates up...

You can buy an adjustable stem that rotates up and down to find the heigth that best suit you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sJhLe_MJco
08-09-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By berner

I've nothing specif to offer except that my first...

I've nothing specif to offer except that my first bike, about 9 years ago, was from a consignment store in my town and cost me $65. Tires were in very good condition but I did buy a new chain. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By berner

My take on a bike for a new rider is to look for...

My take on a bike for a new rider is to look for versatility. A versatile bike will do many things well including trips around town for shopping etc. Such a bike will get used frequently. Part of...
08-08-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By berner

If in all those miles you are not suffering any...

If in all those miles you are not suffering any discomfort then I would not be concerned. I had a similar problem where the right knee would sometimes brush the top tube, The right knee also...
08-08-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By berner

When do these people find time to eat, sleep, and...

When do these people find time to eat, sleep, and so forth.
08-07-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By berner

It helps a great deal to have flexibility in the...

It helps a great deal to have flexibility in the hips so some sort of exercise that increases that as well as strength in the of the lower back muscles. Lemonda1985's routine would do the job using...
08-06-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By berner

From my tennis days, I have a home restringing...

From my tennis days, I have a home restringing machine. The machine came with customized small vice grips with aluminum jaws to hold strings temporarily as they are tensioned. These work well to grip...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By berner

Well done. It is great fun. On my first group...

Well done. It is great fun. On my first group ride, a fund raiser also and also 55 miles, I tried to keep up with a tandem team at the start. Huge mistake that I paid for in the last third of the...
08-04-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By berner

Just over a week ago I was in Newport, R. I. (8...

Just over a week ago I was in Newport, R. I. (8 miles away) sailing with a friend. It was the week-end of the Newport Folk Festival, a popular outdoor concert held at Fort Adams overlooking the...
08-03-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By berner

Comfort is king. When beginning to cycle most...

Comfort is king. When beginning to cycle most newbies will not be riding high mileage that can lead to discomfort early on. But after a while the newbie will be going on longer rides and if the bike...
08-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,772
Posted By berner

I'm an old man of 80 y.o. and I can't keep up...

I'm an old man of 80 y.o. and I can't keep up with the fast group either. In our club, the different groups ride different distances as for example, 70 miles, 50 miles or 35 miles. Everyone starts...
08-01-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,772
Posted By berner

Where I live and ride motorists are courteous and...

Where I live and ride motorists are courteous and share the road. I don't know why the cycling environment here is different than other areas. I've given this some thought to this but have no clear...
08-01-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By berner

In general a saddle that is too narrow is more...

In general a saddle that is too narrow is more likely to cause discomfort than one that is too wide. The area that will cause problems is the area just ahead of the sit bone location where the saddle...
08-01-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By berner

Another law firm with time on it's hands.

Another law firm with time on it's hands.
08-01-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By berner

Getting Ripped and Swole sounds illegal. Gonna...

Getting Ripped and Swole sounds illegal. Gonna have to try it.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By berner

I'm a lowland dweller myself but love mountains....

I'm a lowland dweller myself but love mountains. I've backpacked three time into the Wemenuche Wilderness are of Colorado near Durango. A traverse of the area on the Continental Divide Trail stays...
07-31-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By berner

Monsieur Marchand is my hero because he does as...

Monsieur Marchand is my hero because he does as much as he can as long as he can. I try to do the same even I'm a mere lad of 80 y.o.
07-31-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By berner

Core strengthening is what keeps my back in...

Core strengthening is what keeps my back in working order. There are numerous variations on core exercises so I rotate them to avoid stale efforts. Have been doing them for many years. Same for knee...
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