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02-20-24, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By boozergut

I'm trying to work harder each year to hopefully...

I'm trying to work harder each year to hopefully delay the transition to a quitter's bike. They are sadly taking over the trails here. The heavy throttle only versions are the worst.
02-01-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,091
Posted By boozergut

To paraphrase Mike Magnuson (Heft on Wheels) "If...

To paraphrase Mike Magnuson (Heft on Wheels) "If you're worried about bike weight try going from say 242 pounds of body weight to 174. Then see how fast you fly up up the hills".
01-31-24, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By boozergut

4. Kona Dew

4. Kona Dew
01-31-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,727
Posted By boozergut

And let us never forget the bike that you donated...

And let us never forget the bike that you donated and deeply regret donating because you felt you had too many bikes. I dream that my old Miyata road bike will pop up on Facebook Marketplace some...
01-23-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By boozergut

All I know is that regular riding helped me go...

All I know is that regular riding helped me go from three BP horse pills to a half a pill/day. Tailwinds!!
10-31-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By boozergut

I cant imagine trying it. Maybe on a flat paved...

I cant imagine trying it. Maybe on a flat paved road with no turns, but on something like single track? No way....
09-11-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,147
Posted By boozergut

Great time to try a new trail for a while.

Great time to try a new trail for a while.
08-29-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By boozergut

5 mg of melatonin one hour before I sleep.

5 mg of melatonin one hour before I sleep.
08-18-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 425,608
Posted By boozergut

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-15-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,806
Posted By boozergut

I'm just getting back home from a vacation in...

I'm just getting back home from a vacation in India. After trying the different lentils and whole grain flatbreads I can easily see myself eating less meat though there is a bit of a mitigating...
08-10-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By boozergut

You must be a brother from another mother as I've...

You must be a brother from another mother as I've given up hunting as well.
08-09-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By boozergut

Interesting, I was an all grain brewer for years...

Interesting, I was an all grain brewer for years as well. Still need to get rid of a lot of equipment.
08-08-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,016
Posted By boozergut

Yes, I have been. At the Planet Fitness down the...

Yes, I have been. At the Planet Fitness down the street the women gab endlessly on the treadmills while the guys, gab joke, and yell to each other in the free weight area. These lunks never carry a...
07-10-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By boozergut

Im on beta blockers, Ive noticed that it takes me...

Im on beta blockers, Ive noticed that it takes me about 5 miles to warm up. I think my heart rate has a governor on it as well. All it means for me is taking more shady breaks. I was taken off of...
07-06-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By boozergut

For motivation I would recommend reading Heft on...

For motivation I would recommend reading Heft on Wheels. The book really helped me and I re-read it regularly.
05-16-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By boozergut

I would avoid the ebike. I would also ditch any...

I would avoid the ebike. I would also ditch any alcohol and sugar in your diet. Start with short rides and work your way up. Ive learned that diet must be the focus. Use cycling to supplement...
04-18-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By boozergut

I have very short legs for my height. Bike...

I have very short legs for my height. Bike fitters have always tried to put me on a 56 cm whereas a 54 cm fits me perfectly. I also enjoy more of a hunch backed riding position.
04-11-23, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By boozergut

Im older, I like 38s. Im sold on the Schwalbe...

Im older, I like 38s. Im sold on the Schwalbe Marathon line as well. I wont go back.
03-28-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 82,638
Views: 13,917,009
Posted By boozergut

I gave one away to charity, I'm still regretting...

I gave one away to charity, I'm still regretting it, the frames ride like a nice lounge chair after a hard day of work.
03-24-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
Posted By boozergut

"Whats the worst that could happen?" You could...

"Whats the worst that could happen?" You could make a hard turn on some gravelly pavement, crash, and smash your head. This happened to me a couple of years ago. Im glad I had a high quality helmet...
03-07-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,390
Posted By boozergut

I ditched alcohol last year, sweets this year,...

I ditched alcohol last year, sweets this year, Ill keep cutting things until I get where I want to be.
03-01-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,856
Posted By boozergut

I was happy with a good set of friction shifters...

I was happy with a good set of friction shifters with levers on the downtube :-)
02-24-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By boozergut

I love my Roam as well.

I love my Roam as well.
02-03-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By boozergut

Keep in mind those of us who work there and dread...

Keep in mind those of us who work there and dread tourist season. Another partial solution is to further expand telework in the DC Metro Area and make it mandatory that worker bees need not come in...
02-02-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,665
Posted By boozergut

I think the amount is too low.

I think the amount is too low.
01-20-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,665
Posted By boozergut

A common thing to do here in Nebrahoma is to ride...

A common thing to do here in Nebrahoma is to ride out to a small well-run beer joint on Tuesdays to eat tacos and have a couple of 20 ounce fish bowls of beer before riding back (26 miles round...
12-13-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,940
Posted By boozergut

I made my own beer and mead for 25 years. I was...

I made my own beer and mead for 25 years. I was really into it, all grain, judged beer comps, etc. I kept three beers on tap for my friends and I. I rode my bike as well thinking that it mitigated...
12-05-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,509
Posted By boozergut

If you lose attention and ride off the MUP, just...

If you lose attention and ride off the MUP, just stop, dismount, and push your bike back on it. That lip will throw you down.

Your friend that has ADD and cant stop talking will crash often and...
11-01-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,246
Posted By boozergut

Only use Flexeril just before bedtime and plan...

Only use Flexeril just before bedtime and plan your sleep schedule to allow for an extra hour of sleep. This med knocks me out!
10-18-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,998
Posted By boozergut

I carry some inflator cartridges. But to answer...

I carry some inflator cartridges. But to answer your question, yes, an UBER XL will take you home.
I have switched to schwalbe marathon plus tires and tuffy tire liners. That has helped a great...
10-13-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,161
Posted By boozergut

I have a good reserve built up, the doctor said...

I have a good reserve built up, the doctor said keep doing what you are doing.
10-11-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,161
Posted By boozergut

Ive lost 17 pounds in 2022 by eliminating booze...

Ive lost 17 pounds in 2022 by eliminating booze and riding a lot (over 1,000 miles). Ive also added 260 miles of walking. Next year Im cutting out sugar.
09-30-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By boozergut

If I dont true a wheel a couple of times a year I...

If I dont true a wheel a couple of times a year I dick up the counter intuitive nature of spoke tightening and loosening....
09-21-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,967
Posted By boozergut

You must be related to my father. Break off the...

You must be related to my father. Break off the tip of a fillet knife (bench grinder), knock a chip out of his pitching wedge (bench grinder).
09-20-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,258
Views: 52,376
Posted By boozergut

Purchased 1 in 2005 and again in 2006. Old as...

Purchased 1 in 2005 and again in 2006. Old as hell, a little less fat, but still having loads of fun.
09-15-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 18,946
Posted By boozergut

Think of the Blerch whenever you see a throttle...

Think of the Blerch whenever you see a throttle ebike. The Blerch mentality is taking over America. https://theoatmeal.com/comics/running
09-12-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,547
Posted By boozergut

A suspension fork on a hybrid bike adds more...

A suspension fork on a hybrid bike adds more weight than comfort.
09-07-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By boozergut

Didnt work he was behind me saying "Ahhhhh look...

Didnt work he was behind me saying "Ahhhhh look at those Blue Herons!" SMACK! Right into the metal sign post.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By boozergut

The umbrella under the top tube is brilliant!

The umbrella under the top tube is brilliant!
08-23-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By boozergut

You carry a chain whip tool? I guess you are...

You carry a chain whip tool? I guess you are prepared for anything.
08-22-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,064
Posted By boozergut

I've tried to be proactive in identifying the...

I've tried to be proactive in identifying the triggers that make my right ear ringing worse:
1) Stress
2) Dehydration
3) Salty snacks.

I sleep with a white noise machine at night. I think...
08-16-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By boozergut

There are some nice no name brand ones on Amazon....

There are some nice no name brand ones on Amazon. I just purchased one with a 3 liter bladder. I learned quickly that 3 liters is too much to carry on a ride. I fill it half way now and carry a...
08-02-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5,257
Views: 823,375
Posted By boozergut

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Escape from the MUP ebike madness.
08-01-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,900
Posted By boozergut

ebikes have pushed me off the MU trails and on to...

ebikes have pushed me off the MU trails and on to single track. Im sure they are there too but not as much. Push bikes are indeed an exercise machine. Ive never felt better since giving up beer and...
06-30-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,720
Posted By boozergut

My Dad would say "I like children, but I couldn't...

My Dad would say "I like children, but I couldn't eat a whole one"....
06-22-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By boozergut

Ritchie's book is good. However, reading about...

Ritchie's book is good. However, reading about the end of Taylor's life was a sad experience.
06-07-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,662
Posted By boozergut

A few years ago "I was professionally fitted" for...

A few years ago "I was professionally fitted" for an aluminum Bianchi road bike with a Sora drive train. The reach was too long and I constantly fought the shifting. I then found a $300 steel...
06-07-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By boozergut

As far as strategies, I use the larger 20 ounce...

As far as strategies, I use the larger 20 ounce insulated bottles combined with a camelbak if its hot enough. I dont add hydration products to the camelbak as that quickly ends up in feeding the...
06-06-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,080
Posted By boozergut

I use Drip Drop, Nuun or Scratch Labs.

I use Drip Drop, Nuun or Scratch Labs.
06-06-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,145
Posted By boozergut

Ive gotten nowhere with "just cycling lots" to...

Ive gotten nowhere with "just cycling lots" to lose weight. Combining it with giving up booze completely is turning the corner for me. I did no booze, no sugar, AND lots of cycling during lent. ...
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