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Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 849
Posted By berner

In most cases, adhesive tape, alcohol wipes and...

In most cases, adhesive tape, alcohol wipes and gauze pads will do for the majority of scrapes from riding a bike. On the rare occasions where an injury may be quite a bit more serious, it may well...
09-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By berner

At first I thought getting a grip on the covid...

At first I thought getting a grip on the covid virus could be difficult entirely based on the infectious nature of the virus. I did not dream people would deliberately behave in ways that would...
09-24-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By berner

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up....

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up. I could see it being higher during mid summer months because R.I. is a vacation/holiday area. People are drawn to the cooler weather and beaches. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,416
Posted By berner

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is...

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is not a category on any list. On the other hand, Carlos Santana, 40 years or so after Woodstock, is still going strong....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,416
Posted By berner

The bump crossing the equator woke me up.

The bump crossing the equator woke me up.
09-22-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By berner

There has evidently been a recent release of...

There has evidently been a recent release of inmates from the asylum.
09-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By berner

All's Well That Ends Well

A few days ago my car ended up with a dead battery while parked in front of the library. Mostly my own fault as I'd left the headlights on. But the battery was old and it had crossed my mind to...
09-20-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By berner

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your...

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your path but each difficulty dealt with will increase your confidence in dealing with the next difficulty. As said above, reach out to cyclists for advice...
09-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By berner

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden...

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden 26,000 miles since, about 3000 miles per year. Obviously pro tours are not in my future but this does not diminish my enjoyment. Here in coastal Rhode...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,416
Posted By berner

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort...

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort of part time job I could do from home. Maybe become a crop circle designer and sell the plans of the web.
09-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By berner

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the...

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the whole country was going down the drain, some real empathy.
09-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 956
Posted By berner

New England has many old towns with narrow...

New England has many old towns with narrow streets. I'm of the opinion that tractor and trailers, when are 40' or more in length are dangerous in many towns and lengths should be restricted.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,183
Posted By berner

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is...

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is one half the problem. The other half is the gear itself. Montbell, a Japanese company makes some super light weight jackets. an have I have an older...
Forum: Foo
09-08-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By berner

I don't ski anymore but oddly my thoughts have...

I don't ski anymore but oddly my thoughts have been turning to the slopes for the last week and it does not even get that hot here in coastal Rhode Island. I miss the mountains and a snow covered...
Forum: Foo
09-08-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By berner

I haven't played tennis in some time but watch a...

I haven't played tennis in some time but watch a few matches especially women's tennis. It is amazing how hard they hit a ball today. Of course carbon fiber rackets produce more rebound but mostly...
09-07-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By berner

There is a vast range of responses to exercise in...

There is a vast range of responses to exercise in hot weather. Back in the days when I played tennis regularly while living on the Missisppi Gulf Coast, temps in summer were typically 93F and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,416
Posted By berner

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to...

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to see about once a year, frequently says, "I don't drink anymore". This statement is followed by, "I don't drink any less" as he pours a good measure of...
09-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
09-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
09-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By berner

There is great variability in performance and the...

There is great variability in performance and the capacity to recover.. The article referred specifically to world class or near world class athletes. If such a person has found a way to improve...
09-01-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By berner

The ride I referred to was several years ago. The...

The ride I referred to was several years ago. The club may have temporarily stopped group rides but the club is over 100 years old. Rest assured the Narragansett Bay Wheelmen (and women) will ride...
08-30-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By berner

Best Performance

Although I don't train in any structured way and at my advanced age the Olympics is not in my future, the subject is an interesting one. An article in The Sunday NY times today followed several world...
Forum: Foo
08-29-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 15,151
Posted By berner

I read something similar

I read something similar
Forum: Foo
08-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 15,151
Posted By berner

You all will excuse me for injecting a serious...

You all will excuse me for injecting a serious comment here but it is something worth noting. Hitler, and the people he attracted were sociopaths. The only thing Hitler wanted was to satisfy his own...
Forum: Foo
08-29-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,274
Posted By berner

Open a wine bottle with a sword?

Open a wine bottle with a sword?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,416
Posted By berner

I've worked with Hasideem and they were fine to...

I've worked with Hasideem and they were fine to work with. You may have encountered an ultra orthodox sect. All extremists are sort of nuts.
08-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,146
Posted By berner

I hand wash everything immediately after use....

I hand wash everything immediately after use. While still damp with perspiration, just a minute or two of washing does the job.
08-25-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,551
Posted By berner

On the bike, I use insulated water bottles...

On the bike, I use insulated water bottles partially frozen overnight. In mid summer they still only last a few hours with no ice remaining. It just happened I had on hand some wind block fleece from...
08-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,197
Posted By berner

Not very long ago, my niece, whose family in NY...

Not very long ago, my niece, whose family in NY are farmers, told me in an e-mail that earlier this summer they lost a large percentage of their crop due to hail damage. Their farm is large enough to...
08-23-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By berner

It seems to me that all those people who have...

It seems to me that all those people who have grave doubts about conclusions derived from the scientific method should never again get on an aeroplane. In fact, they should probably avoid autos as...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By berner

Well done. :beer: Be sure to read up on recovery.

Well done. :beer: Be sure to read up on recovery.
08-22-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,904
Posted By berner

Early this year I came across a Ted Talk by a...

Early this year I came across a Ted Talk by a microbiologist whose main point in the talk is that cancer cells love sugar. She can watch such cells multiply under a microscope when fed sugar. That...
08-22-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By berner

The 28s are likely to fit but be aware that a...

The 28s are likely to fit but be aware that a tire stamped 28 may actually be wider.
08-22-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By berner

The bike club here usually has about 100 or more...

The bike club here usually has about 100 or more riders that eventually get well spread out. Early in the ride though riders are closer together than I like making it more difficult to see the road...
08-22-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,762
Posted By berner

One or two fingers off the bar is fine. Any more...

One or two fingers off the bar is fine. Any more would ruin a smooth aero flow.
08-18-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By berner

My advice, as suggested above, it to hang on to...

My advice, as suggested above, it to hang on to that woman if she will have you.
08-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By berner

We certainly have a great deal on our plates...

We certainly have a great deal on our plates right now. Wild fires in the West, severe storms in the mid-West, hurricane season bearing down on us in the East, all during a world wide epidemic....
08-17-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By berner

You could carry some electrolite power in a small...

You could carry some electrolite power in a small plastic baggie. Baggies come in all sizes from pill size to much larger. You could then mix your own when needed.
08-16-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By berner

In an era when many believe the earth is flat,...

In an era when many believe the earth is flat, that humans never landed on the moon and any number of ridiculous beliefs of the sort we would expect, say, during the dark ages, I'm unable to fathom...
08-16-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By berner

Whoops. You're right. too many 9s. Wouldn't want...

Whoops. You're right. too many 9s. Wouldn't want to spread misinformation.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By berner

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance,...

I approach cycling, regardless of the distance, like I do sailing. In the middle of the ocean, you had better be able to fix a problem on your own because it is unlikely anyone will come by to...
08-15-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,751
Posted By berner

For someone who would like to stay fit for life,...

For someone who would like to stay fit for life, a good understanding of what constitutes core muscles and what they do is helpful and for a pro athlete, crucial. The largest bone in the body is the...
08-13-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By berner

Corona and Kids

Recently Trump, and likely other masterminds, claimed that children are nearly immune to infection. In a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Childrens Hospital Association found that...
08-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,521
Posted By berner

As mentioned above, yogurt with some granola,...

As mentioned above, yogurt with some granola, blue berries and some nuts. Contains carbs, some fat and some fiber. On fruit, all sorts of dried fruit works well with granola.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,416
Posted By berner

[QUOTE=WhyFi;21639330]I had some A23s a couple...

[QUOTE=WhyFi;21639330]I had some A23s a couple bikes ago. Nice rims and I could see them being wide/deep enough for some water in the internal chamber. I suppose that drainage isn't as bad without a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 103,416
Posted By berner

There is quite a lot being written these days on...

There is quite a lot being written these days on that very subject, hot spells being hotter and lasting longer, stormy seasons being stormier and so on and so forth for all the possible calamities. A...
08-13-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By berner

I agree completely. The best exercise is the one...

I agree completely. The best exercise is the one you like and will maintain. Regarding saddles, in my early days of cycling I experienced severe butt pain to the point I considered giving up the...
08-12-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,197
Posted By berner

Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s...

Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’...
08-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,587
Posted By berner

For the rear wheel, the drive side spokes are...

For the rear wheel, the drive side spokes are tensioned as per recommendation, then the non-drive side spokes are tensioned only as much as necessary to maintain a straight rim. I just slowly bring...
08-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,871
Posted By berner

I always amazes me that some people never ask...

I always amazes me that some people never ask questions but also encourage others not to ask any questions either. The rule is, if you never ask questions you never learn anything.

I think a nap...
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