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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, I have loads of race shirts and hats from...

Yeah, I have loads of race shirts and hats from my mediocre running and sailing careers (none of my bike race swag survives) and I wear them. No medals.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

That takes some guts and determination too, gotta...

That takes some guts and determination too, gotta say.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

1:40 is a hell of a marathon time. If your dinner...

1:40 is a hell of a marathon time. If your dinner companion ran under 2:20, they can wear their medal.


Sometimes you gotta call ’em like you see ’em and let the chimps fall where they may.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Simply not done. Like wearing this yearís...

Simply not done. Like wearing this yearís regatta hat to the tent party, only worse because a finisherís medal is intrinsically naff.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

I know how you feel. I have 53/39 and a 14-26...

I know how you feel. I have 53/39 and a 14-26 cassette on my trainer bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

You can change the hill resistance just as in...

You can change the hill resistance just as in Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

And, of course, the more air you let out of his...

And, of course, the more air you let out of his tires the faster heíll go.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Raining all weekend from TS Ian, but that’s okay...

Raining all weekend from TS Ian, but that’s okay because I have a cold and my numbers are telling me I overdid it trying to come back from two weeks off. The seasonal depression is acting up and and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Itís not the debris issue in your case, itís...

Itís not the debris issue in your case, itís inflammation spreading from an affected sinus to the Eustachian tube, blocking it, and putting mechanical pressure on the inner ear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Jeez, that'll slow you down!

Jeez, that'll slow you down!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Accurate metrics and facing the sad truth about...

Accurate metrics and facing the sad truth about pathetic puniness go a long way toward preventing the death spiral. They also make you faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

The school moved to Grasslands in Westchester in...

The school moved to Grasslands in Westchester in the 70s and the hospital became a chronic care facility, and then an AIDS hospital, before closing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Not so much when you set it up to keep you around...

Not so much when you set it up to keep you around LT1 for a couple of hours while you listen to a great novel and watch scenery, which is what I plan to do a lot of this winter when I can't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

I use the trainer mainly in ergometer mode, so I...

I use the trainer mainly in ergometer mode, so I don't need realistic dynamics.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

I am thinking of dropping Zwift. I was using it...

I am thinking of dropping Zwift. I was using it for structured training and group rides, but the groups are polarized training poison and Rouvy now has a custom workout feature, which will take care...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Close, but it was black, had a Sturmey Archer...

Close, but it was black, had a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub, and a straight top tube. Maybe it wasn't the Sports model.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Close! The old New York Medical College-Flower...

Close! The old New York Medical College-Flower Fifth Avenue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Nope, Rudge Sports. Canít find a good pic. The...

Nope, Rudge Sports. Canít find a good pic. The cops wouldnít be happy with him running lights on a moto.

Another funny experience he had was be9ng cut off by a limo with diplomatic plates and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

For a few years, my dad commuted from 22nd St. &...

For a few years, my dad commuted from 22nd St. & 2nd Ave to 106th & 5th on his Rudge, waiting dutifully at every red light along the way. The cops told him he’d never get to work like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

I got a lecture and a written warning a couple of...

I got a lecture and a written warning a couple of years ago for carefully crossing an empty road on a red after stopping. Maybe the guy was bored or lonely. He said he was okay with cyclists rolling...
09-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,829
Posted By MoAlpha

Had. Reminds me of one day long ago when I had...

Had. Reminds me of one day long ago when I had to bring my baby daughter to work for some reason and someone said, "Your wife must be REALLY good looking!"
09-28-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,829
Posted By MoAlpha

My mom was actually sort of pretty.

My mom was actually sort of pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

We generally yield to vehicles with rights at...

We generally yield to vehicles with rights at intersections, but we do try to keep the bunch together. The locals seem to have pretty much figured out group rides and generally treat us as a unit...
09-28-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,829
Posted By MoAlpha

If that were a reliable method, I wouldn't be...

If that were a reliable method, I wouldn't be here.
09-28-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,829
Posted By MoAlpha

I wouldn't trust it.

I wouldn't trust it.
09-28-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,829
Posted By MoAlpha

For present purposes, I'm just a navel-gazing...

For present purposes, I'm just a navel-gazing endurance geek.
09-28-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By MoAlpha

Exactly, and the entities covered by the term...

Exactly, and the entities covered by the term range from benign and safely ignored to cardiac arrest and bye-bye Charlie.
09-28-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,829
Posted By MoAlpha

RHR is not a fixed quantity and varies with the...

RHR is not a fixed quantity and varies with the training cycle and other stressors in anyone who actually works out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Fumes from wet fuel or exhaust? You haven't...

Fumes from wet fuel or exhaust? You haven't lived until you've changed a racor in the airless bowels of a sailboat, bopping around in the godawful seaway that flooded the thing with tank crud. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Dirty emissions. No visible smoke, but motoring...

Dirty emissions. No visible smoke, but motoring any distance with 6 or 7 kts of true breeze over the stbd quarter is like slow execution for the occupants of the cockpit.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

I should know, since I pump red diesel into the...

I should know, since I pump red diesel into the boat a few times a year and use road diesel to prime the primary fuel filter whenever I change it. Good to know it's been cleaned up. The boat diesel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, right.

Oh, right.
09-27-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By MoAlpha

Me too, but less as I age. Yeah, it's...

Me too, but less as I age.



Yeah, it's not the strap, per se. Rather, it's probably some protein component of sweat or skin oil that triggers an immune reaction in susceptible people when it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Should be cheaper, shouldn’t it? More sulphur, no...

Should be cheaper, shouldn’t it? More sulphur, no dye?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

My first jersey, circa 1976, was cheap, scratchy,...

My first jersey, circa 1976, was cheap, scratchy, wool and had a front pocket, maybe two, with (a) button(s). Ah, yes, a hex key for sure. If I had folding money, I tucked it up in the leg of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

To each his own and see above.

To each his own and see above.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Well, you’re also from the days when a bag was a...

Well, you’re also from the days when a bag was a tubular in an old sock held on with a toe strap with maybe a dime for a phone call thrown in. I seem to remember us (elites) looking down on anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

And please don't tell me you'd put anything but a...

And please don't tell me you'd put anything but a minimal, sub-saddle, cyclo-scrotum, on a road bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, that would be very useful.

Yeah, that would be very useful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Having been a bike messenger and used a variety...

Having been a bike messenger and used a variety of shoulder bags on bikes in the decades when men wore such things on the street, my advice is get the backpack. Shoulder bags are fine on upright...
09-25-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By MoAlpha

Wrist is anatomically problematic because of its...

Wrist is anatomically problematic because of its mobility and bonyness. If you want something accurate and reliable, other than an electrically coupled chest strap, get an optical device such as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Good too, but thicker.

Good too, but thicker.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Shim it with a strip cut from of a drink can.

Shim it with a strip cut from of a drink can.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,057
Posted By MoAlpha

I didn’t feel THAT bad! Just leave me the hell...

I didn’t feel THAT bad! Just leave me the hell alone, wouldja?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

Ah, and they had watched some pros or YouTube or...

Ah, and they had watched some pros or YouTube or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,057
Posted By MoAlpha

Okay, okay! Yes, I felt sorta bad. Happy now?

Okay, okay! Yes, I felt sorta bad. Happy now?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,057
Posted By MoAlpha

This time of year, deer are a serious concern...

This time of year, deer are a serious concern around here. I had a very near miss on a very dark path many years ago. Collide with one of those things and you might stay collided for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

I love watching those guys. We live in an old...

I love watching those guys. We live in an old neighborhood with tiny back yards and when something big needs to come down it takes a lot of time, skill, and insurance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6,968
Views: 87,444
Posted By MoAlpha

A little grinding first.

A little grinding first.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,057
Posted By MoAlpha

I’d guess nothing good happened to it.

I’d guess nothing good happened to it.
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