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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Maybe yes, maybe no - but it certainly is annoying...

Granted, the thread initiator has exhibited annoying characteristics throughout, but the point of the thread from the beginning appeared to be a misleading search engine submission.

Search engines...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

still at it

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...rticle/2719576 (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2719576)



I don't believe you read it correctly.

I believe you are reading...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Enjoy your Manhattans and ride safe.

Enjoy your Manhattans and ride safe.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Too much ethanol WILL kill you

Sorry Charlie, the truth of the matter is that that much alcohol would kill you.

The BS of the story is irrelevant
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

So!

My reference to your statement of "the latest research," being 11 years old, followed your post (#147) of this thread, which read:

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Further, your reference to more recent research (...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Moderate Rum Consumption Makes You a Sailor

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Let's hope not

At 1.89 gallons per day at a proof rate between 95 and 114, (47.5% - 57% alcohol by volume) that's .9 - 1.1 gallons of pure alcohol which would probably kill anyone if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

I didn't realize the latest research came out in...

I didn't realize the latest research came out in 2008. That was eleven years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Drink all you want, but don't encourage others to drink...

You have quoted a number of "studies," opinion pieces, and proferred a variety of items you might describe as factoids, though others might think of them as assertions, all in favor of "Moderate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Drink up! Life is shorter that way...

Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die was the saying as I recall

If one survived to adulthood (21) in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, one might live to fifty. Healthy, upper class and elite...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Discouraging dangerous behavior can be bad for business...

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Unfortunately, the Mayo Clinic has a vested interest in people drinking.

Like all large bureaucracies, their attitude is not to rock the boat too hard if
a profit can be had by not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Pick Your Words, Science, Studies or Scientists Carefully

The practice of controlling science news has long been attempted and practiced by those negatively affected by truth. Most often, they are entrenched religious, political or economic interests. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Okay!

:roflmao:

:beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

A Big List does not make it so...

I am hardly being judgemental. I do believe that putting false information out in public as if it were "FACTS" needs to be rebutted at every turn.

Your posts are putting forth a proposition that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Facts are facts and opinions are opinions

The article at the end of this link is a "Commentary," an opinion piece, not a scientific study. The last thing I would consider an opinion piece on Alcoholism to be strong on is facts.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Nonsense, nonsense, nonsense, nonsense

The Mediterranean Diet includes the same anti-oxidants that are provided by grape juice. If you take the alcohol out of the diet, you would probably see longevity rates go up even higher.

All of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Internet Benefits: Broadcasting Deceptive Propaganda is Easy

The real scientists of the world do not release their findings through outlets like sciencebasedmedicine.org.

Instead, they use peer-reviewed journals, to keep each other on track and honest.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,705
Posted By slowrevs

Sorry, Charlie, Moderate Alcohol Use is associated with reduced longevity

A long term, very large scale study of alcohol use by the British Health Agency that provides medical care for most Brits concluded that more than two drinks (any type) per week is associated with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,681
Posted By slowrevs

Enjoy the Day and the Ride!

Ambitious. Terrain must be pretty flat.



If the sky was blue and clear, and the air fresh, what's to complain about. A nice day to ride is a nice day to ride.
Think of headwinds as additional...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,183
Posted By slowrevs

High cadence has no amateur benefit but good lights do!

If by "patronize" you mean in support of, I accept the label. My lengthy posts are written for the amateurs reading them more than the Senior members whose minds are made up to their POV already.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,183
Posted By slowrevs

Lights/Reflectors/Whassup Doc?

Since most bicycle front lights are small in diameter, and there are no standard sizes among them, at least when compared to automobile/truck or train headlights, the ability of a driver to gauge...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,183
Posted By slowrevs

Is this a joke?

High cadence offers no benefits to cyclists because only cyclists in their cars pay attention to rider cadence.

The greatest impact on driver ability to identify and accurately estimate a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,183
Posted By slowrevs

A definition for the term "maximal energy...

A definition for the term "maximal energy turnover rate" seems to be hard to come by, but may have something to do with the manufacturing of cellular proteins at the cellular level and is related to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,183
Posted By slowrevs

All of my bikes have stiff steel frames. One's...

All of my bikes have stiff steel frames. One's derriere develops a resistance to bumps and ruts after a time. A good seat helps. Many of the hills I face carry short distance grades of 5 - 7% and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,183
Posted By slowrevs

Since you didn't say what type front rear setup...

Since you didn't say what type front rear setup you're running (2 - 13, 3-7, etc.) it's hard to know exactly what's happening, but my guess is that if 39/25 is your lowest gearing configuration,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,183
Posted By slowrevs

What goes around, goes around o... o... o...

This new study confirms previous research that concluded even experienced racers gain no real benefit from high cadences (100 - 100+) and had some other interesting observations.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,354
Posted By slowrevs

Well, EXCUUUUSE ME!!!!!

As a Senior Member with 500+ posts to your credit, it's hard for me to believe that you didn't know to include that kind of information when you first posted the thread starter (unless, of course,...
02-05-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,385
Posted By slowrevs

Bad behavor often begets bad advice

Unless the group includes plenty of people who don't share the hobby, discussions are likely to degenerate, because someone is the odd man out. (In this case it was your wife. And if she did all the...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,354
Posted By slowrevs

Shooting in the dark makes for misses

You haven't told us anything about the type or light output of light you presently use, what MODE you operate it in during your commute, and what temperatures tend toward when you commute. All of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,246
Posted By slowrevs

Threaded versus Press Fit BBs

It strikes me that as bike technology keeps improving, manufacturing techniques would follow.

Press fitting a completely sealed preadjusted BB into a frame eliminates the need for adjusting chain...
01-29-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,604
Posted By slowrevs

Chains and Cheap Chains

Assuming you know the width of your chain, look at KMC products. There are tons to choose from, depending on whether you want to go the BRAG, SHOW, or RIDE and save route. KMC usually has a nice...
01-24-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,654
Posted By slowrevs

Don't think so... sorry!

The new guys appear to be a Chinese merchandise sales front.

Most of the products I saw there are Sunlite.

Niagara offered a broad array of high quality American made and
foreign parts, which...
01-12-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

Is it your dogma or just dog poop?

Muscles don't know whether they are pedaling a bike and turning wheels, pedaling and stroking the arm levers on a stationary AirDyne, pulling the oars in a floating boat or stationary rowing machine....
01-12-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

I stand corrected. Thank you!

You are right. Have to check the source on my number.
01-11-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

Excellent!

The alternate scenario is that I am honest and well informed

You may be either misinformed generally, or simply in error

Either way, your further non-participation in this discussion is fine...
01-11-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

Could a drug enhanced weight hormone trigger results?

As ad writers, we are taught to be succinct and write to an eighth grade educational level. I always try to do that unless dealing with an audience known to have a higher degree of literacy. Even...
01-10-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

Hardly incorrect. Misunderstood, maybe...

If you have never used an AirDyne ergometer, saddle up when you find one and learn what progressive resistance is all about.
01-10-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

Physics is physics. Fat is fat.

Sculpting is a metaphor. If you don't understand metaphors, I can't do anything about that.

As for fat burning occurring "constantly," this is a denial of the nature of fat within the body. Fat is...
01-09-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

Sculpting and adaptations

Sculpting is the removal of material to provide a finished product or artwork. Serious, regular aerobic exercise, in sufficient quantity, causes the body to burn fat reserves for energy and increase...
01-08-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,387
Posted By slowrevs

Anaerobic vs Aerobic Exercise

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In front of the TV now, it's still great for exercise, even though it's...
12-31-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,921
Posted By slowrevs

Which Dominates? Belts or Chains?

A couple of years ago I learned about belt drive bikes from a fellow I know who has one. He uses it for commuting and its a very pricey rig. He liked the convenience and its "look." It was and is,...
12-24-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,863
Posted By slowrevs

OEM vs component parts today?

Race bikes are not $300. OEM 80's Suntour shifters, derailleurs, and freewheels were probably better than Shimano components of the same era, not tempermental at all. Once properly adjusted, solid as...
12-24-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,906
Posted By slowrevs

"Life Choices" come in many flavors...

The above statement is true, but more and more people, especially younger riders are adopting bikes as commuting vehicles because of the positive environmental consequences. Their savings on gas,...
12-20-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,004
Posted By slowrevs

Lots of Blood - - But when you're kids - you can spare it...

No engines, that's true.

But, when we first started playing that game there was a lot of bloodshed as all of us crashed our bikes at least once trying to get the hang of what we were doing....
12-18-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,004
Posted By slowrevs

Skills do not always involve newspapers...

We had a variation on the Japanese Samurai Festival of shooting arrows at clay targets as you ride by on a horse at full gallop.

We mounted a metal trash can lid on a 1 x 4, stuck the stick in a...
12-17-18, 11:32 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,004
Posted By slowrevs

When I was young.. (doodily, doodily due)...

Didn't have a newspaper route. Worked part time as a stock clerk in a warehouse. :rolleyes:
12-17-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,863
Posted By slowrevs

Old, schmold. Classics are just that... but be smart when shopping

Learn all about the various brands at SheldonBrown.com.

For my money, get a Nishiki, if you can find one in near new shape that wasn't ridden a lot by its first owner. They are out there. Look in...
12-17-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,004
Posted By slowrevs

the road to bankruptcy is paved with bad marketing ideas

Bike makers are not into going bankrupt intentionally.

A bike like that is hard to ride since you have to PEDAL rather than just twist a throttle.

I know from experience. I had a 26" bike with...
12-10-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,969
Posted By slowrevs

I take a loaded mountain bike with a box and...

I take a loaded mountain bike with a box and folding aluminum beach chair to the beach a number of times every summer.

Can't lift my leg over chair and box when mounting so I get going and fold it...
12-10-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,267
Posted By slowrevs

Additional thought on wax lubes. Must be applied...

Additional thought on wax lubes. Must be applied properly and allowed to dry. Dust and dirt or mud acquired on the outside of the chain is easily removed with a simple water rinse. Wax repels...
12-03-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,267
Posted By slowrevs

Yuck, muck!

Using Canola oil... that's original. Lard might have been better.

Assuming you want something dry to keep it from fouling your clothes and attracting crap onto the chain there are good options for...
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