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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, that advice came to mind today. There’s a...

Yeah, that advice came to mind today. There’s a lot of top-down processing in the visual system, hence we perceive what we’re looking for, not necessarily what’s impinging on our retinas.

Today’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Thanks, Doug. I just spend a ****load of time on...

Thanks, Doug. I just spend a ****load of time on busy roads and I donít think my rate of vehicular contact has increased that much. Iíve been hit by a fair number of cars over the years. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

The guy who hit me was on his way to the shul. I...

The guy who hit me was on his way to the shul. I gave the mofo something to atone for!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Got clipped on the rear fender by a driver at a...

Got clipped on the rear fender by a driver at a 4-way stop on my way to work today. Didn't go down, but I screamed a lot. The guy must have looked right at me with my red jacket and headlight, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Man, that sucks. Hope itís mild and youíre back...

Man, that sucks. Hope itís mild and youíre back at it soon and safely.

I used to joke that I was so hardass Iíd quit working out for a month just for the challenge of coming back. I donít joke...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Polarized training, baby!

Polarized training, baby!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

LSS bought some fancy black walnuts to eat...

LSS bought some fancy black walnuts to eat recently. Yuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Donít feel bad. The local concierge care set get...

Donít feel bad. The local concierge care set get ďjust in caseĒ prescriptions to take on trips to Europe.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes, I've never seen machining on a TA. No...

Yes, I've never seen machining on a TA. No obvious slop in the threads. Don't know the pitch offhand. I would think putting axial load on the system with the clamp would de-slop it, but what do I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

This has happened since everything was new. None...

This has happened since everything was new. None of the axles in question have any machining on the contact faces.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

All good ideas! The commuting bike has dropped a...

All good ideas! The commuting bike has dropped a few times, but the dropouts are true. However it is also Ti with Al wheels and has a very harsh ride (lots if high-frequency energy), whereas the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

I kind of enjoy the cruisers that resorts and...

I kind of enjoy the cruisers that resorts and marinas lend out. Sometimes I run errands in sneakers on clipless pedals. Thatís not so pleasant.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

The thru-axles on my commuting bike like to...

The thru-axles on my commuting bike like to unscrew themselves unless the levers are jammed so hard I worry I wonít be able to loosen them in case of a flat. However, the ones on my road bike never...
10-03-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 703
Posted By MoAlpha

And, not that it matters for present purposes,...

And, not that it matters for present purposes, but a lot of the black stuff growing in wet places is algae.
10-03-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By MoAlpha

This. Healing from trauma is an intensely...

This. Healing from trauma is an intensely catabolic state and muscle loss is expected.
10-03-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 703
Posted By MoAlpha

Sterilization is pointless. Molds, if that's...

Sterilization is pointless. Molds, if that's what's in that tube, are ubiquitous in the environment, will regrow on hospitable surfaces as soon as the the sterilizing agent is gone, and are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 126
Views: 2,486
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: 126
Views: 2,486
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 126
Views: 2,486
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: 126
Views: 2,486
Posted By MoAlpha

I wouldn't trust it.

I wouldn't trust it.
09-28-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,486
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: 294
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: 126
Views: 2,486
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, right.

Oh, right.
09-27-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
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: 7,187
Views: 90,635
Posted By MoAlpha

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

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