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08-21-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
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: 3
Views: 123
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: 14
Views: 508
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: 260
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: 9
Views: 340
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: 2
Views: 117
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: 365
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: 8
Views: 307
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: 13
Views: 396
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: 371
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: 19
Views: 893
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: 8
Views: 608
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: 736
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: 62
Views: 4,720
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: 62
Views: 4,720
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: 296
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: 1,597
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: 1,770
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: 56
Views: 2,068
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: 2,468
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: 62
Views: 4,720
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: 1,294
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: 381
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: 879
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: 1,222
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: 887
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: 2,023
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: 773
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: 444
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: 507
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: 1,138
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: 360
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: 167
Views: 9,805
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: 167
Views: 9,805
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: 7
Views: 1,218
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: 1,569
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: 1,892
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: 591
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: 1,046
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: 1,892
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...
Forum: Northeast
07-30-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By berner

I have noting specific to suggest but I would...

I have noting specific to suggest but I would investigate the link. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=cycling+around+boston
Forum: Northeast
07-30-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By berner

It got into the low 90s F during the worst of the...

It got into the low 90s F during the worst of the heat but I went out early so not too hot. Like Hanna, I freeze half a water bottle and that keeps it cold for several hours. If I'm doing an all day...
Forum: Northeast
07-30-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By berner

Nothing quite like pumping some O2 through the...

Nothing quite like pumping some O2 through the system. Welcome back.
07-30-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By berner

That is some spectacular scenery and Euros know...

That is some spectacular scenery and Euros know how to enjoy it. I have a friend of Italian ancestry who has been going on holiday to Italy for a number of years. He likes it there so much he went...
07-30-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By berner

Works every time.

Works every time.
07-30-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By berner

Many cyclists use the linked chart to determine...

Many cyclists use the linked chart to determine best tire pressure....
07-29-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By berner

This is what works for me although I generally...

This is what works for me although I generally do not crave solid food during a ride. In a recent book on sports nutrition, the authors recommended keeping up with calorie needs during the ride and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By berner

You may well be able to work with a slightly...

You may well be able to work with a slightly large bike. There is quite a bit of adjustment possible on bike fit. On the saddle position, they can slide forward or back through a range of several cm....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By berner

I have a Secteur also in size 54 and as it...

I have a Secteur also in size 54 and as it happens, the effective top tube distance is also 54cm. I've been very happy with the bikes versatility as it will mount a rear rack for hauling stuff abound...
07-29-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By berner

I was going to mention that George Hincapie had...

I was going to mention that George Hincapie had married a podium girl. His auto biography was interesting. As for the girls themselves, I like a big girl. Whatever it is girls have, big girls have...
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