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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

I didn't have to because I once read an article...

I didn't have to because I once read an article in Smithsonian Invention and Technology about the history of pencil manufacture.

That was a wonderful, skinny, quarterly published by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

Your choice on the BB is 100% constrained to that...

Your choice on the BB is 100% constrained to that spec unless you go to a crankset with a 30mm spindle or something.

As for the wheels, look up the hub on the mfgr's web site and it should specify...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

I have a few, but they donít fit any wheels Iíve...

I have a few, but they donít fit any wheels Iíve had for the past 10 years and they are in a kitchen drawer because they were last used as kebab skewers.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By MoAlpha

Why not just wipe it off and ride the bike? ...

Why not just wipe it off and ride the bike?


That's about all one needs to see.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By MoAlpha

They are very reliable. It's the operator who...

They are very reliable. It's the operator who screws up the inflation about half the time. If you go that route, practice! I no longer carry them.
04-13-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,591
Posted By MoAlpha

It's a perfect recipe for losing lean body mass....

It's a perfect recipe for losing lean body mass. That's slow.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

7. Yes, very expensive and I'm not at all sure...

7. Yes, very expensive and I'm not at all sure they're worth all that.

Guy had a pair of almost new 44 wides, which he couldn't use and sold them to me for 200. I am probably more of a 43.5, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,155
Posted By MoAlpha

In my fleet, chain stay length is a major...

In my fleet, chain stay length is a major determinant of chain life. A shorter chain has to operate over higher angles between the chainrings and cassette and seems to wear faster for that reason.
04-13-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,591
Posted By MoAlpha

Sorry if I'm misreading this, but eating one meal...

Sorry if I'm misreading this, but eating one meal every other day for any period of time goes well beyond intermittent fasting.
04-13-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,591
Posted By MoAlpha

Yup. Starvation should only be attempted under...

Yup. Starvation should only be attempted under close medical supervision or for political purposes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

Got my clock cleaned but good, this a.m. I...

Got my clock cleaned but good, this a.m. I clearly hadn't recovered from Saturday's ride. I attribute this to age.

In other news, the S-Works shoes are by far the best I've tried in about 45 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,155
Posted By MoAlpha

Iíll wipe the chain off before and after dripping...

Iíll wipe the chain off before and after dripping some goo on it, but I get better than 3000 mi. out of an 11-speed chain that way and after decades of soaking, waxing, and mucking around, Iíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,807
Posted By MoAlpha

Goodness, such decals! You don't see 36-spoke...

Goodness, such decals! You don't see 36-spoke deep-section rims every day.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By MoAlpha

I believe the 180s come with ceramic bearings. I...

I believe the 180s come with ceramic bearings. I have a set of 240s and they are plenty quiet.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

Yup. You don’t want to put heat on an acute...

Yup. You don’t want to put heat on an acute injury, but later (24-48 hrs) that’s what you want to promote healing if its not getting better on its own. Then ice again each time you make it worse by...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

Youíre not even close to using up your monthly...

Youíre not even close to using up your monthly allowance and it does roll over.
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 780
Posted By MoAlpha

There is no reliable evidence that any vitamin...

There is no reliable evidence that any vitamin supplement is of any benefit except in cases of measurable deficiency. By contrast, diet has been repeatedly and reproducibly implicated in health and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

I have had a click from a loose rail clamp. Took...

I have had a click from a loose rail clamp. Took me about a 6 months to think of looking there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,106
Posted By MoAlpha

Get that anxiety under control with some...

Get that anxiety under control with some cognitive behavioral therapy and/or high-quality prescription pharmaceuticals. Then get the carbon fiber-reinforced polymer frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

See edit above.

See edit above.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

That sounds a little faster than this group over...

That sounds a little faster than this group over a similar course. Maybe I just like it over sooner.

Too serious? Seriously? 80 mi. is serious at any speed!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

There is a joke about three physicians in a duck...

There is a joke about three physicians in a duck blind:

A bird flies over and the internist says, "could be a duck, but we must rule out goose, and, of course, there's a chance it's a very big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

LSS was self employed for most of her career and...

LSS was self employed for most of her career and set up a couple of Keogh accounts for tax-deferred savings. Being self employed, she was both the owner and the plan admin on the accounts, but she...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

Groucho came out during mine.

Groucho came out during mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

And you still turned out okay.

And you still turned out okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

...but I do have greatness to fall back on!

...but I do have greatness to fall back on!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

Mozart occasionally lapsed into vapid cleverness,...

Mozart occasionally lapsed into vapid cleverness, but he had greatness to fall back on. Steely Dan, not so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,169
Posted By MoAlpha

Whatever speed is required to make your descent...

Whatever speed is required to make your descent safe. Where I ride, the roads are narrow and the pavement is so bad you need absolute freedom to dodge holes. You donít get that a foot from a curb or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

Weíre midway between you and datlas.

Weíre midway between you and datlas.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

This makes some sense, but I have always felt...

This makes some sense, but I have always felt close passes were due due to cluelessness and invited by riding to far to the right. I am becoming quite deaf in the speech range, but still hear most...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,786
Posted By MoAlpha

Had to see if there really was such a thing and...

Had to see if there really was such a thing and lo! Pretty funny for those who remember.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,786
Posted By MoAlpha

Never heard that one. Pain while climbing is...

Never heard that one. Pain while climbing is caused by saddle sores which, in turn, are caused by failure to shave your crotch and wash with turpentine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

I hear so many raves about this thing that Iím...

I hear so many raves about this thing that Iím considering it, but I still canít quite see how it would change my behavior.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/df88d22c_6e89_4e33_b3c7_c3af8c0e10c6_8c53c6076e7d63af3eb6c8fa215fae8ac1415a40.jpeg

She swims!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

I would have gone berserk.

I would have gone berserk.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By MoAlpha

Never seen any effect on roads. Most dramatic ...

Never seen any effect on roads. Most dramatic biological phenomenon I ever rode in was huge plagues of gypsy moth caterpillars in New England. The underside of the bike would come back covered in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 19,069
Posted By MoAlpha

The B & B is too rustic for our house, but the...

The B & B is too rustic for our house, but the chamfer board would definitely work!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

I remember doing that as an intern in the ER....

I remember doing that as an intern in the ER. Fun.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

There is a superstition that anything which...

There is a superstition that anything which interferes with the inflammatory response will reduce the "take." However, there is no evidence for this. The CDC says "talk to your doctor" about it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Spring weather brings 'em out.

Spring weather brings 'em out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Nah, they take a long look at me and say, "sure...

Nah, they take a long look at me and say, "sure you'll be okay?"

#sleeper
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Hey, it hurts just as much; we just do it faster...

Hey, it hurts just as much; we just do it faster than we would otherwise, which still feels pig-butt slow in my case.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Is that like sharts?

Is that like sharts?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Antiguan sailing coach to group of novice...

Antiguan sailing coach to group of novice students: “Where the wind coming from?”
Assistant coach: “It coming from up in the sky, man!”
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

The change of seasons has reminded me I am a...

The change of seasons has reminded me I am a sailing S and a cycling M. Maybe I’m an L in some really weenie sport.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 850
Posted By MoAlpha

Not from me you’re not. :Ģ

Not from me you’re not. :Ģ
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Thatís a natural question and this stuff is not...

Thatís a natural question and this stuff is not very intuitive. The ďendpointĒ of the trials which led to the Emergency Use Authorization of the vaccines was prevention of clinical disease. Thatís...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Posted this over on the P&R jusst to piss people...

Posted this over on the P&R jusst to piss people off, but it really is good news about the mRNA vaccines and maybe the others. The TLDR is the vaccines prevent infection, not just illness, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

First real group ride of the season today. A...

First real group ride of the season today. A winter of intervals, fake group rides and TTs on Zwift, and leg weights, has payed off nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 190,779
Posted By MoAlpha

Pfft. Everyone has done that.

Pfft. Everyone has done that.
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