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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,536
Views: 126,836
Posted By berner

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,639
Posted By berner

a Rabbi , a Priest and an engineer were to be...

a Rabbi , a Priest and an engineer were to be executed by guillotine. The Rabbi is up first, praying fervently for God to save him. As luck would have it, the mechanism is faulty and the blade...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,085
Posted By berner

Well, the Gatorskins certainly are long wearing...

Well, the Gatorskins certainly are long wearing but they rattle the fillings in your teeth, especially on chip seal. I have one with about 5000 miles on it with plenty of miles left but I only use it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By berner

Good point. I ride on Velocity A 23 rims. Both...

Good point. I ride on Velocity A 23 rims. Both bike and myself are about the same as yourself. I [ump up to 70F and 65R. If roads are really bad I would add a bit more pressure.
06-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26,023
Views: 2,692,289
Posted By berner

Today was one of those bluebird days when all...

Today was one of those bluebird days when all seems right with the world. This is deceiving as even in a prosperous region, the Rhode Island Food Bank can document people without enough food. In any...
06-05-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,365
Posted By berner

The first time I did a 50 miler was preparation...

The first time I did a 50 miler was preparation for a fund raiser on the following week for a local hospital. That went off alright. The day of the actual fund raiser I made the mistake during the...
06-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,476
Posted By berner

Take your revenge on 'em. Outlive the bastards.

Take your revenge on 'em. Outlive the bastards.
06-01-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By berner

Cycling is a great activity. It is healthy,...

Cycling is a great activity. It is healthy, social and men and women as well as kids can do it together.
05-25-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By berner

This raises the question of whether there is...

This raises the question of whether there is intelligent life anywhere in the universe.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,639
Posted By berner

My brother-in-law, a man I've known since age 6,...

My brother-in-law, a man I've known since age 6, is of Polish ancestry and as a consequence I've been to a number of Polish funerals and weddings. The weddings I've found to be particularly...
05-20-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,170
Posted By berner

My solution to the discomforts that are due to...

My solution to the discomforts that are due to cycling is to counter with strengthening the muscles under assault. For example, when my neck got sore from hanging over a drop bar I did neck...
05-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,376
Posted By berner

Several days ago I was driving past a school zone...

Several days ago I was driving past a school zone where the speed limit was 20mph. I drive slowly, seldom above the speed limit. I noticed an auto crowding the rear bumper. As I slowed to the school...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,639
Posted By berner

Spring is in full swing here with trees nearly...

Spring is in full swing here with trees nearly fully leafed out and the entry drive into Colt State Park blossoming on both sides. Ladies from local garden clubs have been busy planting flowers and...
05-14-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By berner

The secret to finding a comfortable saddle is to...

The secret to finding a comfortable saddle is to try lots of saddles. There is no rule of thumb to narrow the choices other than that too soft itself can cause discomfort. Some bike shops may have a...
05-11-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,376
Posted By berner

When people become angry IQ points are rapidly...

When people become angry IQ points are rapidly lost. At the same time, there are many who have never learned impulse control. I find it amazing there are people will to commit murder over some minor...
Forum: Foo
05-10-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9,954
Views: 2,083,926
Posted By berner

I believe I mentioned in another post somewhere...

I believe I mentioned in another post somewhere that I'm a big fan of the classical guitar. I like the instrument looks, the way it feels in my hands and the way it vibrates against my chest. The...
05-10-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,223
Posted By berner

I used to find more wear on bike shorts on the...

I used to find more wear on bike shorts on the starboard side, just below the crotch. Then I noticed that one leg tended to flop inward almost brushing the top tube. I've made an effort to maintain...
05-05-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,211
Posted By berner

You are likely way out of physical condition as I...

You are likely way out of physical condition as I was when begining to cycle at age 72 or so. Don't worry about that. Whether it is riding a bike of playing the piano, the more you do it the bet you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,639
Posted By berner

I was amazed recently at the supermarket to pass...

I was amazed recently at the supermarket to pass by a shelf with some sort of bottled substance labeled 'Smart Water'. Wonder what it could have been.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By berner

They are a fine company and make good gear.

They are a fine company and make good gear.
04-21-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By berner

Those tire rotational direction arrows are for...

Those tire rotational direction arrows are for people in the southern hemisphere only.
04-11-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By berner

I've had good experiences with maintenance by the...

I've had good experiences with maintenance by the dealers shop and some poor experiences. These days I keep a supply of extra spokes and nipples, do my own truing and rely on shop monkeys to mess...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 173,639
Posted By berner

An observation: When becoming angry, a person...

An observation: When becoming angry, a person instantly loses IQ points. This explains why some resort to fist fights or the use of firearms for relatively minor altercations. Therefore if on your...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By berner

What I know of hotspots comes from the skiing...

What I know of hotspots comes from the skiing world where snug fitting boots improve performance and the same is likely true of bike shoes. What seems to happen is that such footwear compresses the...
04-02-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By berner

I used to have numb hands when I first began...

I used to have numb hands when I first began cycling. In my case, I found small differences in the angle that the hands meet the bars was important. I would first make sure you have the stem length...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 252,544
Posted By berner

In my case the undercarriage is suffering a bit...

In my case the undercarriage is suffering a bit from lack of use over winter months but also because, having cut out sugar from my diet almost 100%, I've been loosing some of the cushioning in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 252,544
Posted By berner

At the end of winter, the verge of many roads are...

At the end of winter, the verge of many roads are full of debris, mostly sand but branches and stones also. On my ride home I was getting forced out into heavy traffic so I took to the sidewalks. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 252,544
Posted By berner

Awesome warm and sunny day today with temps in...

Awesome warm and sunny day today with temps in the low 60s and no wind to speak of. I rode to Colt State Park, a mere 2 miles. There is a broad walkway adjacent to the Bay that was loaded with tiny...
03-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,672
Posted By berner

In addition to getting more experience and or...

In addition to getting more experience and or asking for advice from the group, I would also investigate alignhment of the wheels. My bike when new would pull slightly to one side so that it felt...
03-14-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,191
Posted By berner

This sort of response happens at every level of...

This sort of response happens at every level of engagement. I've read several accounts of the events leading to the American Revolution for independence. You would think there would be not...
03-07-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By berner

I have suffered with back pain in the past,...

I have suffered with back pain in the past, sometimes with severe pain. For some time now I've been working on strengthening core muscles and maintaining a straight back on the bike or during...
02-24-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,107
Posted By berner

I've been using a Planet Bike wireless for 7 or 8...

I've been using a Planet Bike wireless for 7 or 8 years. It needs 2 batteries twice a year. Previously I had something else that was unsatisfactory....
02-16-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,731
Posted By berner

When there is a question of propriety, look to...

When there is a question of propriety, look to the ancient cultures of Europe. When you gotta go, just go and don't mack such a big deal of it. This mind set works, not only for cyclists, but on...
02-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,261
Posted By berner

Don' forget to polish your spokes.

Don' forget to polish your spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 252,544
Posted By berner

Here is something for the cube dwellers. I really...

Here is something for the cube dwellers. I really like Bluegrass music. My friends from Boston way have a band named Southern Rail. They are Sharon Muller and husband Jim, he's the one with the...
02-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,280
Posted By berner

I once had some mountaineering ambitions and read...

I once had some mountaineering ambitions and read extensively on that subject. One of the authors made a comment about using antipersperent on his feet to make frost bitten feet less likely. I have...
02-02-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By berner

The predicted 10" of snow in coastal Rhode Island...

The predicted 10" of snow in coastal Rhode Island was a mere dusting as it was too warm for much snow to accumulate. I was disappointed.
02-01-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,753
Posted By berner

I live in Bristol Alex, and drivers this side of...

I live in Bristol Alex, and drivers this side of the Mount Hope Bridge seem somewhat less frenetic than on Aquidneck Island. I don't like riding on the Island as everyone drives in a hurry. Even the...
01-31-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,774
Posted By berner

A bit of lube on pivot points is a good idea....

A bit of lube on pivot points is a good idea. About once a year, say 3000 miles, I remove the crank assembly for cleaning as grit accumulates there. About the same frequency, I spray lube the...
01-31-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,296
Posted By berner

The capacity to use wider wheels, say 35mm or so,...

The capacity to use wider wheels, say 35mm or so, makes for a more versatile bike that will handle gravel and lose littile on the road. Alternately having two sets of wheels, road wheels and gravel ...
01-28-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,347
Posted By berner

I'm astonished that pro riders can do multiple...

I'm astonished that pro riders can do multiple 100 mile rides for a months as in Le Tour. Given that those people are extraordinary physical specimens, they must still do everything right to be...
01-26-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,496
Posted By berner

I'm 81 y.o.and until a few years ago was riding...

I'm 81 y.o.and until a few years ago was riding 100 miles per week 3000 miles per year. Cycling is an endurance sport and there is no substitute for distance. The fly in the ointment is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 252,544
Posted By berner

Long ago when I was very young, maybe 20 y.o., I...

Long ago when I was very young, maybe 20 y.o., I worked for my uncle who was a building contractor. One rainy day, too wet to work, he needed to speak with one of the carpenters. Naturally, some of...
01-22-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,130
Posted By berner

A statute mile is 5280 feet so one percent is a...

A statute mile is 5280 feet so one percent is a mere 52.8 feet. A two percent error would be 105.6 feet. On a century ride the error would be tiny.
01-21-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By berner

It is not uncommon for some wind gusts,...

It is not uncommon for some wind gusts, especially so in unstable weather, to be twice the speed of sustained winds. So a 20 MPH wind could have 35 - 40 MPH gusts.
01-20-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By berner

Checking the tube is a good idea. I had one tube...

Checking the tube is a good idea. I had one tube that went flat, not from a puncture but from a failure of the valve assembly. Now I test new tubes before use by inflating and putting them aside...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,576
Posted By berner

We in the US have not been doing well compared to...

We in the US have not been doing well compared to other nations on a number of metrics. Our technology is not evenly distributed. When you are losing battles I would blame the generals....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 252,544
Posted By berner

The new America's Cup boats are fugly. I admit to...

The new America's Cup boats are fugly. I admit to being an old geezer but I'll explain my view which is nor bases on "older is better'. Newport harbor has half a dozen or more 12 meter boats still in...
01-17-21, 09:05 AM
01-17-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,130
Posted By berner

Person with two watches never knows the time, so...

Person with two watches never knows the time, so says Confucius.
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