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07-01-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,261
Posted By berner

Weather here in Rhode Island has become so warm,...

Weather here in Rhode Island has become so warm, especially in coastal areas, Canadian Geese no longer bother migrating south. The East Bay Bike Path has nicely groomed grass. Especially by one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

I'm glad to see you are getting your veggies. ...

I'm glad to see you are getting your veggies.

As we get older it is typical to look back and reflect on our failures and successes. On the success side, me and Merlin Countryman won the 6th grade...
06-30-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 391
Posted By berner

Some people do not do well under pressure. I've...

Some people do not do well under pressure. I've been involved with sailing most of my life. As a consequence of that interest, I've made a point of learning everything I can about that activity...
Forum: Introductions
06-30-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By berner

Born and bred in the NE but lived and caroused in...

Born and bred in the NE but lived and caroused in Biloxi for 10 years. I miss the place.
06-30-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By berner

How come the don't outnumber the dos.

How come the don't outnumber the dos.
06-29-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By berner

I can't disagree with any of this. The NY Times...

I can't disagree with any of this. The NY Times link details how a slow response allowed the virus to gain a foothold. The storyis available for free and it is worth the time to read it. The failure...
06-28-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By berner

Pandemic Debrief

The NY Times this Sunday has the article of a series of the pandemic that is a "debrief" of how it all began and got out of hand. The initial response by some MDs in Germany quickly pinpointed the...
06-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By berner

Reading and Riding

I ride the bike almost every day, especially in the very fine weather we are having in the NE. Frequently I'll take a book and stop at the town beach on Narragansett Bay for an hour or two to read....
06-25-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By berner

Smile I feel like Will Rodgers who always began his...

I feel like Will Rodgers who always began his monologues with, "I see in the papers today ....". Well today The NY Times reported that The EU will begin restricting US travel to Europe members...
06-25-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By berner

When I began cycling I was very poor physical...

When I began cycling I was very poor physical condition so that 200 yards was a struggle. Through determination (stubbornness) I kept at it over weeks and months and the miles began to accumulate on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

More bad news I didn't need. RIP Pcad.

More bad news I didn't need. RIP Pcad.
06-25-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By berner

Your post is proof that cycling keeps you strong...

Your post is proof that cycling keeps you strong at any age.
06-25-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,168
Posted By berner

I think it was Einstein or someone like him who...

I think it was Einstein or someone like him who said there was no limit on stupidity. Some of them drive autos and some ride bikes. There are numerous measures of intelligence. One key measure it the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

This a topic I'm very much interested in having...

This a topic I'm very much interested in having had some experience on both sides of the good/bad divide. As said, how to know the difference in advance. There is no clear answer.
06-22-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,184
Posted By berner

I'm mostly a fan of classical, some flamenco and...

I'm mostly a fan of classical, some flamenco and here ant there more popular music. The first link is to something by Handel I just recently learned of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKo_EmfEPWs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

Not surprising. Ted Williams, one of the greats...

Not surprising. Ted Williams, one of the greats was Mexicano.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

You are right. Somewhere I read recently that if...

You are right. Somewhere I read recently that if this were a baseball game it would be the second or third inning. For readers outside of the US who are not familiar with baseball but might be with...
06-21-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By berner

Why is this not criminal?

Why is this not criminal?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is...

Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is just about over but for the shouting. I see news reports that covid-19 infections are currently spiking up. If we consider that infections spread world...
06-20-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By berner

My observation based on my own bike and personal...

My observation based on my own bike and personal geometry revolves around the heigth of the handle bar compared with the saddle. If the bar is above the saddle a bit, then I find the bar more...
06-20-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By berner

News reports are reporting spikes in covid-19...

News reports are reporting spikes in covid-19 infections. This is just as predicted so no one should be surprised by the spike. That is the new normal.
06-20-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By berner

The University of Rhode Island has done well...

The University of Rhode Island has done well regarded research on ticks and Lyme disease. As mentioned above, Deet for mozzies and Permethrin for ticks. Permethrin is a poison so Google it to find...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By berner

This is my solution also. Plastic bags weigh...

This is my solution also. Plastic bags weigh almost nothing and are cheap. I don't use ordinary trash bags which are easy to tear. I use trash compactor bags which are tough and last a long time.
06-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By berner

Agree with the wedge. Inexpensive and are...

Agree with the wedge. Inexpensive and are installed in minutes. My knee used to flop to the inside and brush the top tube. This was cured with a wedge. But I also have very high arches so in addition...
06-18-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By berner

I'm almost finished with the Ben Franklin...

I'm almost finished with the Ben Franklin biography. The more I read, the more impressive the man. He lived in England and Paris for many years attending to the affairs of fledgling America but he...
06-17-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 668
Posted By berner

The NY Times has an article today about this....

The NY Times has an article today about this. Slowly, effective approaches are being devised even as a complete understanding of covid-19 is still off in the future. They also had a list of major...
06-16-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 26,421
Posted By berner

I saw a Ted Talk by a micro-biologist where the...

I saw a Ted Talk by a micro-biologist where the main point is that cancer cells like sugar. Cancer has shown up in my family so I thought it a good idea to cut out almost all sugar. I have been over...
06-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By berner

Glad you suffered only recoverable injuries. I'm...

Glad you suffered only recoverable injuries. I'm an old man of 81... (no 82?) whatever, and I find I bruise easily and any injury would take weeks or months to heal. Consequently I work at keeping my...
06-15-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By berner

More bikes out

I've read about fewer bikes to purchase in shops. This can see seen on the roads in my town as there has been a marked increase in bike use. I hope this change will stick beyond the pandemic.
06-15-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By berner

Does the damage to the chain occur with the chain...

Does the damage to the chain occur with the chain on both the big ring and small ring, or only on one of the rings, say the big ring. I'm thinking there is a bent tooth somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By berner

I get knee discomfort occasionally in the right...

I get knee discomfort occasionally in the right knee. That knee tends to flop to the inside brushing the top tube. I've corrected this with a 1 degree shim under the cleat so that the legs pumps...
06-13-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By berner

I'm big on bandanas myself.

I'm big on bandanas myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

Lets hop the cluster unmentionable only extends...

Lets hop the cluster unmentionable only extends to scheduling.
06-12-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,570
Posted By berner

One problem I see with carbon composite is, so...

One problem I see with carbon composite is, so far anyway, it is not recycleable. At the end of it's useful life, so far anyway, it becomes a pile of trash. Even a beer can can be recycleable. Even...
06-12-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,570
Posted By berner

I've been a boat builder, on and off, for most of...

I've been a boat builder, on and off, for most of my life. Most of those boats were custom built and up to 90ft. long and about half built in aluminum. Many of those boats are 60 or more years old....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

Good chef's knives will last for generations. Get...

Good chef's knives will last for generations. Get 'em. Wheels will be rendered antiques right after the next super-duper "improvement".
06-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By berner

[QUOTE=peterws;21528874]One night contemplate all...

[QUOTE=peterws;21528874]One night contemplate all sorts of things perhaps, in times past, and conjecture the future. Things that go round, come round, and we never ever learn from history. But when...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

Well, actions have consequences and just as often...

Well, actions have consequences and just as often inaction will have consequences. In the case of a viral infection the consequences may be death or a life time of illness. That seems clear to me but...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,337
Posted By berner

I've not camped out in a while but when I did I...

I've not camped out in a while but when I did I learned the value of a versatile kit. It is not necessary to have a sleeping bag rated for the coldest expected temps if you already have other gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

We knew this was coming didn't we. From that...

We knew this was coming didn't we. From that perspective this is not news but a confirmation of what was known and expected.
06-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,944
Posted By berner

There have been some very nutty episodes in human...

There have been some very nutty episodes in human history such as the Dutch Tulip craze and the 30 Years War, well before the internet. For that matter, we can cite WWl and WWII, which in my book was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By berner

I've been using Specialized Turbo and Turbo Pro...

I've been using Specialized Turbo and Turbo Pro tires with good results. No flats in 4500 miles so long wearing also. And they are better riding than Gator Skins....
06-07-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 961
Posted By berner

This is an interesting topic that will be studied...

This is an interesting topic that will be studied to death in the future. Today's Sunday NY Times reported that Japan never went into lockdown but people there are well used to wearing face masks....
06-05-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By berner

The sole of the foot has a bit of a hollow just...

The sole of the foot has a bit of a hollow just as the palm of the hand does. For some people, myself included, that hollow in the foot tends to flatten out causing pain. This can be cured with a...
06-02-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By berner

One complaint I have as well as many others who...

One complaint I have as well as many others who have to cross that bridge is that they are constantly working on it with traffic down to one lane. Maybe it is a jobs project or maybe the bridge is in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11,564
Views: 199,165
Posted By berner

The masterminds in Washington and other centers...

The masterminds in Washington and other centers of government must be on the people equivalent of cat nip as they also turn destructive.
06-02-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By berner

I've become much more interested in history as...

I've become much more interested in history as I've gotten older. Someone (Henry Ford?) once said "history is bunk". This is true only because no one pays attention to the lessons that can be drawn...
06-02-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By berner

I love the view from that bridge as you can see...

I love the view from that bridge as you can see water everywhere you look and there is even a light house. But I won't ride a bike across it, though I've seen others do it. There is no shoulder so...
06-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 797
Posted By berner

Why if you dig a hole in the ground the dirt...

Why if you dig a hole in the ground the dirt never fits back in the same hole. Another mystery of the universe.
06-01-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By berner

Yep. I grew up in a mostly agricultural community...

Yep. I grew up in a mostly agricultural community of upstate NY and worked on a farm during high school years. I love the countryside. I even like stone walls as many here do. Where there are no...
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