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10-27-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By berner

You have discovered why professional athletes...

You have discovered why professional athletes cross train. My nephew's daughter swam competetively from about age 8 to 12 or so. I challenged her to arm wrestling once. I was astounded by how strong...
10-27-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By berner

My other passion is sailing but a 30 ft. sailboat...

My other passion is sailing but a 30 ft. sailboat does not fir in a living room. On the other hand, you can move into a 30 ft. boat but if you want company, better make it a 49 footer.
10-27-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 290
Posted By berner

I'm the same heigth as you and I ride a bike with...

I'm the same heigth as you and I ride a bike with a 54cm effective top tube. Most of the time this size is fine, especially about mid summer when I get into my best physical condition after a winter...
10-24-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By berner

As Yogi Berra would say, "it's not over 'till...

As Yogi Berra would say, "it's not over 'till it's over". It's never too late to begin. Well, actually, 'it's too late for me to begin ballet classes but other than that......
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,253
Posted By berner

I find it amazing that rope is essentially a one...

I find it amazing that rope is essentially a one dimensional object of length only yet there are hundreds of knots.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,539
Posted By berner

Not yet but that is what I'm aiming for.

Not yet but that is what I'm aiming for.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By berner

I use mountain bike shoes and found to get the...

I use mountain bike shoes and found to get the cleats back far enough it was necessary to elongate the holes with a round file by quite a bit. If you can't modify your current shoes, then maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,539
Posted By berner

From the Ministry of Misinformation

As is common knowledge, there is much misinformation these days. This used to be known as lying and was employed to get out of trouble until it was upgraded to misinformation which currently is...
10-18-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By berner

I'm glad you are well enough to post. I wage a...

I'm glad you are well enough to post. I wage a constant effort to keep my mind on the road and avoid any distractions. It is easy to be distracted this day in age.
10-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By berner

I guess the heading Modest Proposal was an...

I guess the heading Modest Proposal was an attempt at humor.
10-16-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 724
Posted By berner

I try to get back to my home town, a 200 mile...

I try to get back to my home town, a 200 mile drive, for Christmas. This year the trip is out.
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By berner

I have a troublesome knee that acts up from time...

I have a troublesome knee that acts up from time to time. Like yourself, my solution is knee exercises to strengthen muscles. Mostly those exercises are to strengthen muscles used in lateral moves...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,539
Posted By berner

One of the funnest experiences I've had was...

One of the funnest experiences I've had was riding the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Train partway to Silverton during a backpacking trip with friends from the Appalachian Mountain Club. On...
10-12-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By berner

I would think a flat back more likely to promote...

I would think a flat back more likely to promote good breathing. Being hunched over looks as if the chest cavity would be compressed to some extent preventing a full breadth. Maybe those guys all...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,763
Posted By berner

I love cold weather. It feels so good to go...

I love cold weather. It feels so good to go inside to warm up. You can't do than during summer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,539
Posted By berner

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food...

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food source until I lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. I grew to love grits and now miss it for breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,539
Posted By berner

I have a lifetime of bad back stories. I see a...

I have a lifetime of bad back stories. I see a chiropractor about once a month but I have also learned to deal with it on my own. The two things that help the most are to maintain a straight back...
10-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By berner

Your search does not have such an easy answer as...

Your search does not have such an easy answer as there are several issues at play and heat treating being but one. Another being selecting the best alloy for the job at hand and available means. The...
10-08-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By berner

Yo Tom. I once saw a website from England that...

Yo Tom. I once saw a website from England that would make custom chain rings so I know what you are looking for is out there somewhere. Poke around on the linked page. You may find something. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By berner

I had the same problem with my bike when it was...

I had the same problem with my bike when it was new. The offset caused the bike to pull noticeably to one side. After much measuring and I may even have resorted to some prayer, I carefully used a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,539
Posted By berner

I'm getting increasingly asthmatic over time with...

I'm getting increasingly asthmatic over time with the result that longer distances and climbing is no longer in the mix.
10-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
Posted By berner

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made...

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made a big push to reduce sugar intake. I eat as much as I wish but have been losing weight by about one pound per week. I have a flat stomach again after...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,539
Posted By berner

Awesome weather here in coastal Rhode Island....

Awesome weather here in coastal Rhode Island. Typical for autumn, clear, near cloudless days, a bit cool in the AM and then warming to room temperature by mid day. It has been dry due to lack of...
10-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,602
Posted By berner

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". ...

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". Trump has shown no compassion so it is not surprising he is not shown any. He has worked to divide people despite an oath of office to work on behalf...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,425
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: 786
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: 786
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: 108,501
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: 108,501
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: 580
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: 580
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: 28
Views: 1,180
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: 718
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: 108,501
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: 342
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: 1,269
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: 2,326
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: 266
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: 581
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: 676
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: 108,501
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: 1,212
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: 1,212
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: 892
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: 1,212
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: 892
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: 15,415
Posted By berner

I read something similar

I read something similar
Forum: Foo
08-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 15,415
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: 1,410
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: 108,501
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.
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