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11-11-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,224
Posted By Attilio

We got a base model forester with CVT it gets...

We got a base model forester with CVT it gets great gas mileage if you drive easy with it but no fun at all. I miss the manual transmission. If I had the money 10-20 years ago I would have bought a...
11-07-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By Attilio

Suggest a local coop or charity a la "recycle a...

Suggest a local coop or charity a la "recycle a bike". Is there a nonprofit that takes donations and resells them to teach poor people how to fix their bikes and help get them going. Usually you get...
10-17-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,771
Posted By Attilio

Yes I am a much above average climber. The...

Yes I am a much above average climber.

The reason is simple and its not imaginary; a coach explained to me and showed me evidence that riding a single speed bike over time even if its not all your...
09-22-23, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Attilio

Nice boats! I like the Stellar line myself and...

Nice boats! I like the Stellar line myself and agree kayaks are almost no maintenance. Every once in a while need to repair the gelcoat from impacts but that's rare you get smart with how and where...
09-22-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Attilio

I do, all the above, sort of. Bike 50-150mi a...

I do, all the above, sort of. Bike 50-150mi a week, kayak a couple times a week, stretch a fair amount, weight train 3-5x a week.

Long story short happily married w/ 2 kids but am like a divorced...
09-22-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,237
Posted By Attilio

As I keep saying, and as I think all of us agree...

As I keep saying, and as I think all of us agree when not debating .... 2x is great for many road applications, and 1x is great for many off-road applications, but there are situations and riders for...
06-15-23, 04:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By Attilio

Go to your local bike shop and ask for help....

Go to your local bike shop and ask for help. Repeat with different shops until you find one that knows what they are talking about because not all shops specialize in all things. For example my...
05-24-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,177
Posted By Attilio

It depends on if you're on insulin or not. ...

It depends on if you're on insulin or not.

Lifelong type 1 (the one that isn't my fault), super skinny, fit and active. I eat more before the ride and have an idea of what/how to eat for what kind...
05-03-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Attilio

OK so I finally have an answer and a happy...

OK so I finally have an answer and a happy ending!!!!!

I was found to have neural tension for which the treatment is nerve flossing.

Neural tension is a condition where the nerves don't glide...
04-10-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Attilio

No I am not in pain per se. It is sore but I...

No I am not in pain per se. It is sore but I would give it a 2-3 out of 10 it's not that bad. I can walk even hike for a couple hours, or perform light manual labor like household chores, yard work....
04-01-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Attilio

Update I am still sore and unable to ride but saw...

Update I am still sore and unable to ride but saw my ortho this week, got labs and MRI everything is normal. Muscle appear as they should on the imaging no sign of scarring, no swelling and no signs...
02-10-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,141
Posted By Attilio

This is why I really don't take or recommend any...

This is why I really don't take or recommend any supplements except vitamin D or other essentials that may measure out as deficient in some cases (like iron, B12, folate amongst others) as every few...
02-10-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,141
Posted By Attilio

This is true but going back to med school, at...

This is true but going back to med school, at least at the recent turn of the century (circa 2000 A.D.) the indoctrination wasn't really present, they were still encouraging critical thinking and...
02-05-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,141
Posted By Attilio

The body has an incredible way to heal and...

The body has an incredible way to heal and survive the slings and arrows we throw at it without for the most part suffering immediate repercussions. Alcohol is but one of these attacks however the...
02-02-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,141
Posted By Attilio

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/health/too-much-alc...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/13/health/too-much-alcohol-drinking-limits-shorter-life-expectancy/index.html
It's not just the UK there a legions of other recent studies confirming this message. Very...
02-02-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,141
Posted By Attilio

It's been a long time that the quiet voices about...

It's been a long time that the quiet voices about the harms of alcohol have become a chorus shout. Especially the last 5 years the evidence is pretty overwhelming there is no safe dose of alcohol....
12-30-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,504
Posted By Attilio

Agreed but I have different bikes for different...

Agreed but I have different bikes for different purposes. For example my fast road bike is twitchy and harsh and I honestly don't like riding clipless all that much but I can't keep up with the fast...
12-30-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By Attilio

The food, people, culture and scenery in Italy is...

The food, people, culture and scenery in Italy is SO much better. I spent over 6 weeks in France in my entire life and many years in Italy. The only good meals in France were either at the homes of...
11-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,974
Posted By Attilio

I have never ridden a titanium bike but from all...

I have never ridden a titanium bike but from all I have read basically the reason they feel responsive or "nice" is because they are so expensive they have other upper level stuff on them like good...
10-29-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,269
Posted By Attilio

I don't due to being very outdoorsy 12 months a...

I don't due to being very outdoorsy 12 months a year the extra hair helps stay warm
10-24-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,756
Posted By Attilio

That's the beauty of lights. Flash is "to be...

That's the beauty of lights. Flash is "to be seen", steady light is "to see with".
10-24-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,775
Posted By Attilio

I ride a flat bar hybrid beater in the winter or...

I ride a flat bar hybrid beater in the winter or MTB fat bike and like the Planet Bike mittenish (index are separated) gloves but I replaced the inner lining gloves w/ the Meriwool brand merino wool...
10-24-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,756
Posted By Attilio

I ride almost every day and if I just stuck to...

I ride almost every day and if I just stuck to fair weather and light conditions would never go out. All my bikes are equipped with lights both forward and back. Also have the $25 amazon helmet light...
10-07-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,285
Posted By Attilio

It really depends on the bike lane but for the...

It really depends on the bike lane but for the most part despite being an avid cyclist I am totally against them. They are solutions in search of a problem though of by do-gooder types that end up...
Forum: Northeast
04-03-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,611
Posted By Attilio

I am almost completely sure it is not allowed...

I am almost completely sure it is not allowed however there are some factors that make it practical for riding trails.


Been doing it a while it's not a problem. You are fast enough, quiet enough...
Forum: Northeast
04-02-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,611
Posted By Attilio

I recently did a century from Seekonk High School...

I recently did a century from Seekonk High School to Plymouth and passed through Myles Standish state forest on the southern route back. It was a pure road ride but I got to see a lot of the power...
03-14-22, 04:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,443
Posted By Attilio

Yes it's *THAT* good. You're limited on top speed...

Yes it's *THAT* good. You're limited on top speed especially downhill but if you're willing to let go of a handful of MPH on the top end it will whisk your heart away especially on moderate (but not...
03-11-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,443
Posted By Attilio

I enjoy my Salsa Stormchaser single speed (not...

I enjoy my Salsa Stormchaser single speed (not fixed gear) for the simplicity. It's my winter beater as well as rain bike so I don't have to worry about maintaining as many moving parts.

I also...
Forum: Northeast
10-31-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,834
Posted By Attilio

All good suggestions. It's strange thinking about...

All good suggestions. It's strange thinking about having to prove vaccination status. In my field it's mandatory to get the shot but being self employed no one has yet asked proof so it hasn't...
08-22-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By Attilio

I was looking into this issue over the winter...

I was looking into this issue over the winter (like January of this year) because I am from Italy. We generally spend a lot of time there always at the same places as I have family. Sadly there were...
08-19-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,773
Posted By Attilio

For biking on a bike path an ebike isn't that...

For biking on a bike path an ebike isn't that useful although if you're so new and out of shape to it better you get the start that way. More cyclists = better for everyone. But life throws you...
08-19-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,773
Posted By Attilio

EBikes Are Cool!

Just wanted to share my thoughts about a recent change of heart I had for ebikes. I wasn't that thrilled up until recently thinking the motor plus battery was a cop out for people that just didn't...
04-11-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,179
Posted By Attilio

6'2" is definitely fat as defined by BMI >25,...

6'2" is definitely fat as defined by BMI >25, it's getting in the lower but truly obese territory so not good for your health. That said it's really good you are thinking of taking a turn for the...
04-11-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,444
Posted By Attilio

Mountain Biking Is NOT Hard

I wanted to share that after a year of taking the plunge last April and getting a Salsa Rangefinder after doing only road cycling for years was a wonderful decision. It's an easy and fun sport that...
05-10-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Attilio

Is suspension necessary for trails or can you do...

Is suspension necessary for trails or can you do it with a gravel bike if you are willing to push/carry the bike on the harder more "technical" sections? Reason I am asking is 30 years ago what...
05-10-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,245
Posted By Attilio

I thought of posting photos but I took the bike...

I thought of posting photos but I took the bike to the shop recently and it's there waiting for a more angled stem and a wider/more angled Drop bar, I think the "cowbell". I wanted MORE COWBELL. No...
05-07-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,245
Posted By Attilio

Oh and one last thing regarding the desire for...

Oh and one last thing regarding the desire for race like, professional style lightning reflexes one nasty poster mentioned.

In these varied conditions I also go on family rides and the wife and...
05-07-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,245
Posted By Attilio

I think if anyone read through my replies it...

I think if anyone read through my replies it would be obvious that I am not an excellent cyclist just that I ride varied terrain, public roads, a park that may or may not be full of people but at the...
05-04-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,245
Posted By Attilio

There Must Be Something Wrong With Me Because...

... I hate drop bars.

Love my Salsa Journeyman Flat bar. Rode it for a year, still enjoying it. Tried a Warbird and it's amazing, pedals great but doesn't ride so nice on account of the drop bar....
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